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  • Excellent Jewish Pro-Life Foundation video (1 1/2 minutes)

    08/19/2018 10:17:46 AM PDT · by Mrs. Don-o
    YouTube ^ | August 16, 2018 | Jewish Pro Life Foundation
    Beautiful short prolife video from Jewish Pro Life Foundation. Remarkable how much you can say in a minute and a half. VIDEO LINK
  • The ABCs of Failure

    08/19/2018 10:12:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | August 19, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    Children can learn. Schools can possibly assist in that endeavor. Keep these two vital precepts in mind when considering the long-term failure of our nation’s capital’s public schools to equip their graduates with the skills necessary for a decent future. Last week, Washington, D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser, with city education officialdom in tow, announced some small improvement in standardized test schools city-wide. Yet “little was said at the news conference about the city’s neighborhood high schools,” the Washington Post noticed. The lapse was understandable, for the Post refers to a fantastic success story back in 2017 — much ballyhooed by...
  • The Do-Gooders Who Got a Hard Lesson in the Existence of Evil

    08/19/2018 10:04:12 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 8 replies ^ | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Born in New York, Jay grew up in Monmouth County, attended the University of Delaware, and earned a master's degree from Georgetown University. It was at Georgetown that Jay met fellow unicorn-chaser Lauren Geoghegan. Austin, a vegan, spent his days advocating for sustainable living, worked for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) during the Obama administration, and owned a trendy micro-house he parked in Washington... In 2017, Jay decided to follow in Julian Roman's footsteps and tempt fate. At the time, Austin wrote on his bicycle blog that "[t]here's magic out there, in this great big beautiful world."...
  • Why San Francisco is joining Valley farmers in a fight over precious California water

    08/19/2018 10:03:58 AM PDT · by Mariner · 2 replies
    The Sacramento Bee ^ | August 19th, 2018 | By Dale Kasler And Ryan Sabalow
    MODESTO - Originating in a glacier at the eastern edge of Yosemite, the Tuolumne River runs into a man-made roadblock in the towering granite cliffs of the Hetch Hetchy Valley. A massive concrete dam captures its icy water and ships much of it through pipes and tunnels to the residents of San Francisco. Further downstream, the Tuolumne is halted again, this time by a dam in the oak-covered Sierra foothills. From there, a network of canals spreads the Tuolumne’s waters over mile after mile of rich San Joaquin Valley vineyards, orchards and dairy farms. The meager amounts left in the...
  • Bring Out Your Dead

    08/19/2018 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | August 19, 2018 | Gil Gutknecht
    Monte Python has given us much more than a lot of laughs. Using scenes from medieval Europe, his troupe sets up the backdrop for a contemporary story that is unfolding before our very eyes. Who can forget the burial crew working their way through the city during the great plague with large pull cart? The cart is loaded with corpses as the lead character cries out, “Bring out your dead!” One poor soul is carried out to be thrown onto the cart as he argues, “But, I’m not dead yet! I’m just hungover!” In another scene, we remember the knight...
  • Judge Rules In Favor of Gun Rights Groups, Tosses Out Controversial Ballot Initiative (WA)

    08/19/2018 9:32:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 8/19/2018 | Beth Baumann
    SAF Founder and Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb previously told Townhall that I-1639's signature petitions "failed to underline new law and strike through removed law so that the reader could not know the current law, added law and subtracted law." Judge James Dixon, who ruled in the case, was very clear about his position. “Frankly, this court does not struggle with this issue,” Dixon said. The law, he said, requires that petitions “must have a readable, full, true, correct copy of the proposed measure.” “We got our day in court,” Gottlieb said. “We expected it. We won.”
  • Jimmy Carter shuns riches and lives modestly in his Georgia hometown

    08/19/2018 9:26:15 AM PDT · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 37 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | August 18, 2018
    PLAINS, Ga. -- Jimmy Carter finishes his Saturday night dinner, salmon and broccoli casserole on a paper plate, flashes his famous toothy grin and calls playfully to his wife of 72 years, Rosalynn. "C'mon, kid," he says. She laughs and takes his hand, and they walk carefully through a neighbor's kitchen filled with 1976 campaign buttons, photos of world leaders and a couple of unopened cans of Billy Beer and then out the back door. Three Secret Service agents wait. They do this just about every weekend in this tiny town where they were born -- he almost 94 years...
  • Clapper: Brennan's rhetoric is becoming an issue

    08/19/2018 9:20:27 AM PDT · by gattaca · 46 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/19/2018 | Megan Keller
    Former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said Sunday that he thinks former CIA Director John Brennan's rhetoric is becoming an issue "in and of itself." "John and his rhetoric have become an issue in and of itself," Clapper said on CNN's "State of the Union." "John is subtle like a freight train and he’s gonna say what’s on his mind." Clapper's comments came in response to an op-ed penned by Brennan in The New York Times this week, in which he wrote that President Trump colluded with Russia during the 2016 election. Clapper said he empathized with Brennan, but...
  • China Interferes in U.S. Election with Anti-Tariff Film Aimed at Republican Districts in California

    08/19/2018 9:19:59 AM PDT · by davikkm · 8 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOEL B. POLLAK
    The People’s Republic of China has waded into the 2018 midterm elections, producing a propaganda video that focuses on the hardships of California farmers in the midst of a trade war between the two nations. The animated video was published in the “opinion” section of the China Global Television Network (CGTN) website. CGTN is an “international media organization” owned by China Central Television, the state television network in China. The video depicts an almond complaining: “President Donald Trump has started a trade war against China. In retaliation, China has enacted a 50-percent combined tax on me, my friend pistachio, and...
  • Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR going. (FReepathon L)

    Dear FRiends, We need your continuing support to keep FR going. We cannot exist without you. FR is funded solely by contributions made by you, the liberty loving patriots who love and use it. We are beholden to no political party. No advertisers, no outsiders, no sugar daddies, no corporate string pullers. Definitely no government subsidies or tax breaks. No 501c or other IRS non-profit status. This means no commercial ads. No annoying pop-ups. No ad tracking. No mail campaigns. No spam. No third-parties -- not even the IRS -- trying to control what we do or say. We are...
  • Would You Ever Vote For A Democrat? (Is The Author Serious? Never!!!)

    08/19/2018 9:08:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies ^ | August 19, 2018 | Erich Reimer
    There once was a time in American history – in fact perhaps for the bulk of it– when cross-party voting was nothing special but rather the norm. Electoral results would vary wildly as voters deviated wildly from their partisan loyalties and even the power of party on our elected representatives was far weaker.Nowadays the mere thought of cross-party voting baffles the minds of most on either side of the aisle, as if it were an unspeakable heresy or like a Yankees fan hoping one game that the Red Sox win it.Part of the reason for this is that the impact of party-line...
  • ‘Don’t Run This Year’: The Perils for Republican Women Facing a Flood of Resistance

    08/19/2018 8:59:47 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 25 replies
    New York Times via MSN News ^ | 18 Aug 2018 | KATE ZERNIKE
    SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, Calif. — Diane Harkey, the Republican candidate for California’s 49th Congressional District, recognizes that President Trump “doesn’t make women real comfortable.It may be the year of the woman in midterm campaigns across the country, but Ms. Harkey is not embracing it here in one of the nation’s most hotly contested congressional elections. The passion is far more evident 30 miles south of here, in the offices of a new group called Flip the 49th, whose weekly protests following Mr. Trump’s inauguration drove the Republican incumbent, Darrell Issa, from his seat. Now, it is working feverishly to elect...
  • Voting Out Pelosi Will Not Happen

    08/19/2018 8:50:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | August 19, 2018 | Bruce Bialolosky
    You may have heard that we are having an election on November 6th (known as our midterms). Everything seems to revolve around the presidency these days, and that office is only halfway through its term.  The MSM is all aflutter about their allies, the Democrats and Leftists, ringing up losses they declare as moral victories. But, they are “close” losses.  Occasionally a Dem wins, validating his or her cause.  Now their party is pushing a crop of candidates who say if they get to Congress they will not vote for Nancy Pelosi for Speaker of the House.  That is bullpucky.The...
  • The FBI, DOJ and DNC All Sought Dirt on Trump from Steele While He Was Being Paid By Russians!

    08/19/2018 8:38:57 AM PDT · by Liberty7732 · 24 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 08/19/18
    Former MI6 agent Christopher Steele was all over the news over the past few years for providing and promoting the fake Trump – Russia dossier to the Hillary campaign, the DNC, the FBI and the DOJ. With information now known, it becomes clear that Steele was paid by the Russians while he was pushing the fake Russia dossier to the Democrat and Deep State complex. This is the Russia collusion story – the efforts by the corrupt Hillary campaign and the DNC and the US government’s DOJ and FBI to obtain dirt on Donald Trump, even if it was made...
  • Is Adam Schiff’s “Barney Fife Problem” A Threat To National Security? (Satire)

    08/19/2018 8:08:05 AM PDT · by rexthecat · 2 replies
    Very Ersatz News (VEN) ^ | August 19, 2018 | Alex Reiger
    VEN‘s Senior Political Correspondent Alex Reiger caught up with embattled Congressman Adam Schiff (D-CA) as he was being discharged from the exclusive New Beginnings ultra-fabulous rehabilitation facility in Malibu Friday, for this exclusive "Man in the Street" interview.
  • Put the Option in Adoption for LGBT Couples (liberal posing as conservative)

    08/19/2018 7:53:23 AM PDT · by Ennis85 · 26 replies
    Lone conservative ^ | August 19th 2018 | AMANDA KEMP
    I think we can all agree that we want the brightest future for our children, especially children in the foster care system. The essence of being pro-life is preserving life of the innocent by all means necessary. By giving these children a chance at a good life, we need to support and cherish them through their development. One continuing conversation that arises is whether or not same-sex couples are fit to foster and adopt children; these extra examinations are often based on misconceptions and biases towards same-sex couples. This slows down the process of adoption, adding extra hurdles to the...
  • Illegal Immigrant Arrested While Driving Wife To Hospital is Wanted for Murder in Mexico

    08/19/2018 7:52:56 AM PDT · by EdnaMode · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 19, 2018 | Will Racke
    An illegal alien who was arrested in southern California while taking his pregnant wife to the hospital is wanted for murder in Mexico, immigration authorities said Saturday. Joel Arrona Lara, 36, was detained by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officers on Wednesday at a gas station in San Bernardino, California. At the time, Arrona was taking his wife, Maria del Carmen Venegas, to the hospital for a scheduled cesarean section, CBS 2 Los Angeles reported. News of Arrona Lara’s arrest quickly spread nationally, with several media outlets characterizing it as an example of the Trump administration’s heavy-handed crackdown on illegal...
  • Right-wing, left-wing protesters face off in Seattle

    08/19/2018 7:35:45 AM PDT · by deport · 20 replies
    ABC News ^ | Aug 18, 2018, 10:49 PM ET | AP
    Right-wing demonstrators gathered Saturday in Seattle for a "Liberty or Death" rally that drew counter-protesters from the left while dozens of police kept the two sides separated. The right-wing groups Washington 3 Percenters and Patriot Prayer were holding the rally outside Seattle City Hall to protest an effort to launch a gun-control initiative that would raise the age in Washington state for people buying semi-automatic rifles. The left-wing groups Organized Workers for Labor Solidarity, Radical Women and the Freedom Socialist Party were rallying at the same site.
  • Duke lacrosse rape accuser loses bid for a new murder trial

    08/19/2018 7:31:08 AM PDT · by Eddie01 · 19 replies
    College Fix ^ | AUGUST 16, 2018 | GREG PIPER
    False accusers, administrators, prosecutors – no one learned from her lesson It appears to be the end of the road for Crystal Mangum. The accuser at the center of the Duke University lacrosse gang-rape hoax was denied another trial after her conviction for lethally stabbing her boyfriend five years ago. We last covered Mangum three years ago when she asked for a new trial, saying the jury was improperly informed of her attack on another man in 2010. Mangum claimed the butter-knife stabbing was an act of self-defense against a violent boyfriend, but the jury didn’t believe her and she...
  • A Walkabout That Wasn't

    08/19/2018 7:24:06 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 13 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 18 Aug 2018 | Mark Steyn
    Nicolas Roeg was born in London on August 15th 1928, and on this ninetieth birthday his luster is not quite what one might have expected a few decades back. It's eleven years since he directed his last feature film, and another twelve years since the one before that. It might simply be that there are other things he prefers to do with his time: I forget who it was who argued that the infrequency of novels by Thomas Pynchon (to whom we shall return) is due to nothing other than the improved quality of American television. Yet, notwithstanding the delights...