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  • The Confederate Mind (Elizabeth Warren)

    03/20/2018 6:44:43 PM PDT · by bitt · 1 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/20/2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Progressives such as Elizabeth Warren resurrect the race-based thinking of the antebellum South: ‘One drop’ and you’re a bona fide minority. Senator Elizabeth Warren has doubled down on her insistence that she is Native American. THE NEW ONE-DROP FIXATION In her past incarnations, she probably used that yarn in hopes of helping her win a law professorship at Harvard, which touted her as the law school’s first indigenous-American professor (and others apparently referenced her as Harvard Law’s “first woman of color”). She has refused to back down (and also refused to take a DNA test), even after Native American genealogists...
  • Sheriff tells Trump of "spectacular failures every single day" in California

    03/20/2018 6:37:18 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 1 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | March 20, 2018 | Franco Ordońez
    Sacramento Sheriff Scott Jones traveled to the White House Tuesday and told President Donald Trump that California is full of "spectacular failures" where dangerous criminal immigrants are released from jail every single day.
  • City of Richmond School Safety Resolution: Ban ‘Large-Capacity Ammunition Cartridges’

    03/20/2018 6:35:06 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 03/19/18 | Awr Hawkins
    A proposed City of Richmond School Safety resolution asks Congress to ban “large-capacity ammunition cartridges.” The proposed resolution also calls on Congress to “ban the manufacture, sale, purchase, possession, and use of assault weapons.” It also asks to implement “universal background checks.” Such checks would require a background check for a private sale just like the background check currently required for a retail purchase. Ironically, almost every high-profile firearm-based attacker acquires his or her gun via background checks at retail sales, so such an expansion would do nothing to prevent future attacks. To date, attackers that do not acquire firearms...
  • Anti-Gun Group Tweets a Photo of a Gun...That's Loaded Backwards

    03/20/2018 6:28:56 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 5 replies
    MRC ^ | 03/20/18 | Brittany M. Hughes,
    Everytown For Gun Safety, an anti-gun activist group known for posting all kinds of false stats about gun violence in an effort to strip law-abiding citizens of their Second Amendment rights, tweeted a Newsweek article alleging that arming teachers would somehow make minority children in urban schools "less safe." Perhaps even more ridiculous than the premise of the article was the photo along with it: a gun, with a magazine that's loaded...backwards. So, just to recap: the anti-gun group that thinks itself qualified to dictate gun policy is so ignorant about firearms that they didn't even notice the bullets...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The What Forest Anlmal Are You Quiz - Wednesday, March 21, 2018

    03/20/2018 6:02:07 PM PDT · by LUV W · 32 replies
    The best troops and vets in the whole world...and their families! | Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | LUV W and the Canteen Support Crew
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  • Employee of liberal activist group charged with assaulting Zinke staffer

    03/20/2018 5:47:25 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 8 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/20/18 | Julia Manchester
    An operative for American Bridge 21st Century (Founder DAVID BROCK), a pro-Democrat political action committee, has been charged with assaulting a staffer working for Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke, according to the Associated Press. Wilfred Stark was charged with simple assault after he allegedly approached Zinke, yelling at him, outside of a hearing. Stark then “used his full body to push” Zinke's spokeswoman, Heather Swift, as she moved to leave the room, according to the police report cited by the AP. “He is a big guy. He came up behind me fast, aggressive and very physical,” Swift said in a statement...
  • While fighting deceased Kurds, how can Turkey make peace with its “living” Kurds?

    03/20/2018 5:37:19 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 10 replies
    Ahval ^ | Mar 19 2018 | Nurcan Baysal
    “My son was killed on 5th of May 2017 in a clash with the Turkish army. I learned of his death from the news. On a social media site called “kanlıkule”, the photos of my son’s disintegrated body were shared. In the photos, a special operation’s soldier stood with his foot on top of my son’s body. My wife and I went to Hakkari to meet with the army commander to request my son’s body 20 days later. The commander said that they threw his body into the river. I said ‘commander, I want my son’s body. If you can’t...
  • At least 1 hurt in new reported package explosion in southwestern Austin

    03/20/2018 5:28:49 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 36 replies
    fox news ^ | March 20, 2018
    At least one person was injured Tuesday night in yet another reported package explosion in Austin, Texas, investigators said -- just the latest in a string of blasts that have killed at least two people over the past month. Tuesday night's explosion unfolded on West Slaughter Lane and Brodie Lane in southwestern Austin, the county's EMS tweeted. "Unknown severity of injuries at this time. Avoid the area and expect closures. More to follow."
  • For warmth, some households still burn coal ( Durango, Colorado )

    03/20/2018 5:28:25 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Durango Herald ^ | March 10, 2018 | Jonathan Romeo
    Rural residents turn to cheap heating fuel ... Monte Miller shovels a load of coal into a bucket and makes the short journey from his storage shed to his home on the edge of Bayfield, joking aloud that his wife likes to keep the temperature at a steady 75 degrees. “But we don’t have any problem doing that with coal,” Miller and his wife, Marsha, have been using coal as their main source of fuel since they moved to their home in 2000. Each year, the couple uses about 2 tons of coal to keep their 2,500-square-foot house warm throughout...
  • Austin bomb explodes in Goodwill store

    03/20/2018 5:27:59 PM PDT · by bgill · 115 replies
    March 20, 2018 | vanity
    CBSaustin tv announcing a bomb exploded at Goodwill store on Brodie Lane near Slaughter. Brodie Lane is where the Shertz FedEx bomb was mailed from.
  • In Potential Blow To Conservation Efforts, U.S. Court Rules Restoration Moves Harmed Farmers

    03/20/2018 5:21:55 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 8 replies
    Science ^ | Tuesday, March 20, 2018 | Robert F. Service
    A federal judge ruled last week that a federal agency's actions to improve habitats for endangered species along the Missouri River exacerbated floods, causing damage to local farmers whose land was temporarily inundated. Although this was only the first part of a multiphase case, if the ruling is upheld it could undermine future river restoration efforts nationwide and stymie enforcement of the Endangered Species Act (ESA) by forcing the government to pay damages to any landowner affected by environmental restoration activities. Historically, the Missouri River, known as "the Big Muddy," followed a meandering, braided path and flooded annually, says Robert...
  • Cop Who Shot Bride-To-Be Is Charged With Murder

    03/20/2018 5:09:26 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    NY Post ^ | 03/20/18 | Natalie O'Neill
    The Minnesota cop who shot and killed an Australian bride-to-be was charged with murder and manslaughter, according to a report Tuesday. Officer Mohamed Noor, 31 — who allegedly killed 40-year-old Justine Damond of Minneapolis in July — was booked into Hennepin County jail at 11:16 a.m., according to the Minnesota Star Tribune. Noor was charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter. His bail was set at $500,000, the paper reported. Noor and his partner, Matthew Harrity, had been called to Damond’s home after she called 911 to report a possible sexual assault happening behind her home. Investigators say Noor, who...
  • U.S. Supreme Court rules Arizona can't deny 'dreamers' driver's licenses

    03/20/2018 5:08:57 PM PDT · by Yosemitest · 21 replies ^ | Mar 19, 2018 | Howard Fischer
    ... The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday rejected the last-ditch plea by Arizona Attorney General Mark Brnovich to uphold a 2012 executive order by then-Gov. Jan Brewer to deny driver’s licenses to DACA recipients, an order current Gov. Doug Ducey has left in place. The justices gave no reason for their ruling. ... It was shortly after Obama’s action that Brewer directed the Arizona Department of Transportation to deny licenses to DACA recipients. She cited a 1996 Arizona law that saysstate licenses are available only to those whose presence in this country is “authorized by federal law.” “Obviously, they trampled...
  • The Mueller Investigation Is a Cover-Up

    03/20/2018 5:04:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush ^ | March 20, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: What I would say to you is don’t get distracted. The real scandal here is not Facebook and Cambridge Analytica. That’s not the scandal. The real scandal is and remains Barack Obama spying on the Trump campaign. Barack Obama collecting data on Mitt Romney. Barack Obama spying on domestic enemies of his Iran deal using the American intelligence community to do so. That remains the real scandal, not Zuckerberg, not Facebook, not Cambridge Analytica. The scandal isn’t selling data consumers have willingly given to advertisers. That’s not what the scandal is. The scandal is the government choosing sides and...
  • PA GOP moves to oust judges over gerrymandering decision

    03/20/2018 4:55:16 PM PDT · by upchuck · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | Mar 20, 2018 | Reid Wilson
    In a memo to fellow House members, state Rep. Cris Dush (R) said the ruling overriding Pennsylvania’s U.S. House district lines amounted to an overstep of judicial authority under the state Constitution, which lays out the path by which a bill becomes a law — in this case, a bill to delineate the district lines after the decennial Census and reapportionment process. “The five Justices who signed this order that blatantly and clearly contradicts the plain language of the Pennsylvania Constitution engaged in misbehavior in office,” Dush wrote to fellow members... While the legislature is run by Republicans, Democrats hold...
  • Rod Rosenstein's Wife

    03/20/2018 4:54:12 PM PDT · by learner · 3 replies
    WAG center | learner
    Is Rod conflicted or does he sleep alone?
  • 7 Brutal Truths That Will Make Your Life Better If You Accept Them

    03/20/2018 4:48:44 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 34 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 20 Mar 2018 | John Hawkins
    "If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story." — Orson Welles “Life is pain, Highness. Anyone who says differently is selling something.” – The Princess Bride Life is full of possibility and opportunity, but it’s also harsh and unforgiving. Yes, you can make a great life for yourself, but life is not a fairy tale; it’s not user-friendly and if you’re not careful, it will remorselessly roll over you like a 10-ton steamroller. Many of us, myself included, preach optimism, positive thinking and looking at the glass as half full. However, there’s...
  • China and Russia are 'aggressively pursuing' hypersonic weapons, and the US can't defend...

    03/20/2018 4:42:59 PM PDT · by McGruff · 18 replies
    CNBC ^ | 3/20/2018 | Amanda Macias
    America's top nuclear commander described a grim scenario for U.S. forces facing off against a new breed of high-speed weapons that Russia and China are developing. "We don't have any defense that could deny the employment of such a weapon against us," Air Force Gen. John Hyten, commander of U.S. Strategic Command, told the Senate Armed Services Committee on Tuesday. This means that, as of now, the U.S. has to rely on deterrence against these so-called hypersonic weapons, he said. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., then asked the general to explain what a hypersonic weapon is and what it does.
  • Tucker: Demographics Are Changing Fast — ‘Without Any Real Public Debate On The Subject’

    03/20/2018 4:00:04 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 49 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3/19/2018
    “A recent piece in National Geographic tells you a lot about demographics in America, and about how bewilderingly fast they’re changing without any real public debate on the subject,” The Daily Caller co-founder said. “The magazine profiles the small coal mining town of Hazleton, Pennsylvania. In the year 2000, Hazleton’s population was 2 percent Hispanic. Just 16 years later, Hazleton is majority Hispanic. That’s a lot of change. People who grew up in Hazleton return to find out they can’t communicate with the people who now live there. And that’s bewildering for people. That’s happening all over the country. No...
  • Billy Graham: The Johnny Cash Connection

    03/20/2018 3:48:30 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 15 replies
    Pittsburgh Post Gazette ^ | Feb 22 2018 | Richard Kienzle
    Billy Graham and Johnny Cash were quite close during the 1970s. He, wife June Carter Cash and a couple sidemen, appeared on some of Graham's crusades into the 1990's. Cash also invited Graham to guest on a 1971 Gospel-flavored episode of his 1969-1971 Johnny Cash Show on ABC. It's worth noting ABC, like all major TV networks, feared any potential controversies. Cash gave executives plenty to worry about. They weren't happy in 1970 when he refused to change the line "Lordy wishin' I was stoned" singing his hit version of Kris Kristofferson's "Sunday Morning Comin' Down." Likewise, Cash's on-air testimonies...