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  • #KilledByCops Map

    12/20/2014 7:58:36 AM PST · by rktman
    killedbycops.org ^ | 12/20/2014 | unknown
    #KilledByCops is an interactive map that chronicles and visualizes a humanizing, detailed, but far-from-complete perspective on the massive scale of police killings nationwide. And since fewer than 5% of law enforcement agencies in the country currently provide information on police killings, a comprehensive data collection of and a national conversation about police homicides in the United States is desperately needed.
  • Time to put the Presidential feet up - for 17 DAYS!

    12/20/2014 7:47:19 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 4 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 December 2014 | Francesca Chambers
    Obamas arrive in Hawaii for extended Christmas break - but Sasha and Malia look like they are struggling to get into the holiday spirit again (Vacation begins: President Obama shook hands with Admiral Samuel Locklear III, who commands the U.S. Navy in the Pacific, after landing in Peal Harbor, Hawaii, for the family vacation) (Let the (expensive) fun begin: The Obamas are not expected back in the White House until early January - and plan on making the most of a chance to sleep in) (Vacation can be a drag: Malia Obama, left, and Sasha Obama, center, looked less than...
  • U.S. transfers four Guantanamo prisoners to Afghanistan

    12/20/2014 7:45:56 AM PST · by PROCON · 4 replies
    WAPO ^ | Dec. 20, 2014 | Adam Goldman
    Four detainees held for more than a decade at the U.S. military detention center at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, have been transferred to Afghanistan, the Pentagon announced Saturday. The Afghan detainees were released late Friday at the request of Afghan President Ashraf Ghani — an indication, one senior administration official said, “of the confidence we have in the new government” in Kabul. Ghani’s request, the official added, was made in October, shortly after he was sworn into office. The United States and Afghanistan have not started serious discussions about repatriating the remaining eight Afghans still held at Guantanamo Bay, said the...
  • Luis Viera: Democrats, please don’t concede the South to the Republican Party

    12/20/2014 7:37:08 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | December 20, 2014 | Luis E. Viera
    With the recent defeat of Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu — which leaves three Democratic Southern U.S. Senators — the common wisdom is that Democrats should bid farewell to the South. Even with favorable changing national demographics that benefit Democrats, an abandonment of the South and, on a larger scale, a viable moderate wing would be a mistake. Recently, writer Michael Tomasky argued that the South, a “reactionary, prejudice-infested” region, should be left to Republicans to create a “free market Jesus paradise.” Few sentiments better show what is wrong with Democrats today and why ironic Republican arguments that it is the...
  • ( Islamic State ) IS has executed 100 foreigners trying to quit: report

    12/20/2014 7:14:02 AM PST · by george76 · 33 replies
    afp ^ | December 20, 2014
    The Islamic State extremist group has executed 100 of its own foreign fighters who tried to flee their headquarters in the Syrian city of Raqqa ... Some jihadists have become disillusioned with the realities of fighting in Syria ... between 30 and 50 Britons want to return but fear they face jail, according to researchers at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation at King's College London, which had been contacted by one of the jihadists speaking on their behalf.
  • [USA] "Gun Control’s" Nazi Connection

    12/20/2014 7:13:38 AM PST · by VA Voter · 6 replies
    Startling evidence suggests that the Gun Control Act of 1968 was lifted, almost in its entirety, from Nazi legislation. snip... We are not the first to have seen this hearing record. But we appear to be the first to have recognized its importance. This hearing record suggests strongly that the late Senator Thomas J. Dodd (D-CT) himself implanted the Nazi Weapons Law into American law, or, at very least, helped others to do so. snip... This original article appeared in Guns and Ammo Magazine May 1993
  • ( Moslem ) Extremists in Nigeria lining up elderly and shooting them

    12/20/2014 7:07:31 AM PST · by george76 · 21 replies
    ap ^ | December 20, 2014 | HARUNA UMAR
    MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Islamic extremists in northeast Nigeria are turning their guns on elderly people, killing more than 50 this week in a new tactic that has instilled more fear in areas the militants call an Islamic caliphate. ... have killed thousands of people in a 5-year uprising that has driven some 1.6 million from their homes.
  • Chick-Fil-A appreciation day as a successful political fourth generation warfare operation

    12/20/2014 6:42:12 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 18 replies
    Renew America ^ | 20 Dec 2014 | Tim Dunkin
    There is certainly a political application of 4GW that can be made here, casting liberty lovers and traditionalists in the role of the non-state actors (i.e. the outsiders), and the culture-political hegemony of the cultural Marxists as the "state" whose legitimacy can (and in this case, ought) to be questioned. There have been sporadic moves in this direction, mostly arising demotically and probably not even realizing they were engaging in political 4GW. One of the most successful examples of this was the so-called "Chick-Fil-A appreciation day" which occurred a couple of years ago. If you will recall, Chick-Fil-A's President, Dan...
  • LISTEN to Marco Rubio’s fantastic interview with Mark Levin on Cuba

    12/20/2014 6:32:41 AM PST · by Perdogg · 24 replies
    Right Scoop ^ | 12.19.14
    Marco Rubio was on with Mark Levin tonight to talk Cuba and gave the best interview I’ve heard yet on Cuba from anyone. One of my favorite parts was where he listed four of five reasons why Obama’s new policy toward Cuba won’t help the Cuban people, one being based on how Cuba’s economy is set up so that 90% of all money in Cuba gets taken by the military because nothing is privately owned. Rubio is really quite impressive in his knowledge of Cuba.
  • Sony CEO Responds to Obama: ‘The President, the Press and the Public Are Mistaken About W

    12/20/2014 6:28:45 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | 12/19/2014 | Oliver Darcy
    Following pointed criticism from President Barack Obama for shelving “The Interview,” Sony Pictures Entertainment on Friday defended its decision, claiming it had no choice but to cancel the film’s Christmas Day theatrical release. Obama said during a press conference Friday that Sony “made a mistake” in dropping “The Interview.” However, the studio fired back, saying the cancellation happened only because the country’s top theater chains pulled out. “This was their decision,” Sony said in a statement.
  • Police seek gunman after Central Texas TV meteorologist shot

    12/20/2014 6:22:13 AM PST · by evets · 24 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | December 19, 2014 | foxnews
    Authorities were searching for a gunman after a TV meteorologist was shot multiple times during an altercation Wednesday in a Central Texas TV station's parking lot. The Texas Department of Public Safety says the shooting occurred around 9:15 a.m. Wednesday outside KCEN-TV's rural studio on Interstate 35 near Bruceville-Eddy, 75 miles north of Austin. No motive has been determined and it is unclear if the shooter has any ties to the station. The suspect is described as a white, balding man in his 30s. He is said to have been wearing a dark-hooded sweatshirt and dark jeans at the time...
  • ‘I’m not done’Obama swaggers his way into 2015.

    12/20/2014 5:54:40 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 33 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/19/2014 | Edward-Isaac Dovere
    This time eight years ago, Barack Obama and his staff were in the final stages of preparing to launch a presidential campaign. So was pretty much everyone else. The midterms were done, the opposition party had ridden a wave to a wipe-out. The political world was already looking past President George W. Bush. Obama was leading the charge. On Friday, Obama stood at the podium at the White House and dared anyone to try the same with him. “Interesting stuff happens in the fourth quarter. And I’m looking forward to it,” Obama said, at the outset of the 2014 wrap-up...
  • Pyongyang Shuffle: Hollywood In Dead Panic Over Sony Hack

    12/20/2014 5:54:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 30 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | December 19, 2014 | James Poulos
    In the ebullience that surrounded the supposed end of the Cold War, few analysts worried about the nuggets of communist opposition that the tide of freedom had failed to sweep away. Cuba was harmless. China was capitalizing. Those weird little statelets left in the USSR’s wake? Whatever, bro. ........................................................ In fact, Hollywood has amassed so much undisclosed TMZ fodder that it’s willing to do whatever the North says. There is no margin for error, and no taking of chances. Spend enough time in the right/wrong circles here in L.A., and you’ll pick up a tabloid’s worth of sordid stories. Sometimes...
  • Obama to Castro: “Here I Come to Save the Day!”

    12/20/2014 5:45:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2014 | Humberto Fontova
    Did you notice the timing of President Obama’s economic lifeline to Castro as announced on December 17th under the guise of “changing our relations” with the people (emphasis mine) of Cuba?” No? But you have noticed the price at the gas pumps, right? These two items are closely related ….Oh and by the way, every atom of evidence shows that the actual people of Cuba actually want U.S. sanctions against the Stalinist regime that tortures them tightened. So perhaps President Obama should stop insulting the intelligence of Cuba-watchers by claiming to speak and act on their behalf. Here’s their reaction...
  • 2 arrested in attack on man with bat, pickaxe (GREAT mugshot)

    12/20/2014 5:33:04 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 36 replies
    woodtv channel 8 ^ | 12/19/2014 | News 8 Webstaff
    HOLLAND TOWNSHIP, Mich. (WOOD) – Two suspects accused of attacking a 21-year-old Holland Township man with a pickaxe and baseball bat have been arrested. Codi James Antoniello, 19, and a 16-year-old male were arrested Thursday at an apartment complex in Holland Township. Antoniello, who authorities say was trying to shave his head in order to alter his appearance when he was arrested, was arraigned Friday on charges of felonious assault and first-degree home invasion. The 16-year-old suspect will be charged as an adult in the case, according to the Ottawa County Sheriff’s Office. He is currently being held in...
  • Choking Constitutional Liberty

    12/20/2014 5:32:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2014 | Autry J. Pruitt
    What do porn, pistols and Ponzi schemes have in common? They are all targets of Operation Choke Point, an Obama administration initiative that is the very picture of a selectively oppressive and overreaching government.A program of the Justice Department, Operation Choke Point is the functional equivalent of a mafia extortion racket, using abusive federal regulatory authority to coerce banks and other financial institutions into withholding financial services from companies in industries that are out of favor with the administration, including the firearms and ammunition industries.Operation Choke Point is among the more frightening threats to liberty of late because it relies...
  • President Obama: Sony made a mistake when they pulled "The Interview"

    12/20/2014 5:02:55 AM PST · by Din Maker · 45 replies
    The Week.Com ^ | December 19, 2014 | Scott Meslow
    Earlier this week, Sony made the controversial call to cancel the release of its North Korea-set comedy The Interview over terroristic threats made by hackers. In a press conference today, President Obama called Sony's decision a "mistake." "Sony is a corporation," said President Obama. "It suffered significant damage. There were threats against its employees. I am sympathetic to the concerns that they faced. Having said all that, yes, I think they made a mistake." "We cannot have a society in which some dictator someplace can start imposing censorship here in the United States," he continued. "Because if somebody is able...
  • Obama touts US 'resurgence' [complete drivel]

    12/20/2014 4:51:08 AM PST · by upchuck · 14 replies
    The Hill ^ | Dec 20, 2014 | Justin Sink
    The U.S. has a chance to "reverse the decades-long erosion of middle-class jobs and incomes" now that the economy is undergoing a "resurgence," President Obama argued Saturday in his weekend address. Obama said he wanted to work with members of Congress to build on recent economic progress. "We just have to invest in the things that we know will secure even faster growth in higher-paying jobs for more Americans," he said. "We have to make sure our economy, our justice system, and our government work not only for a few, but for all of us." But the weekly address largely...
  • A Documented American Stands Up Against Fences

    12/20/2014 4:37:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 19, 2014 | John Ransom
    To make the White House more secure from undocumented visitors who are just seeking the same kind of freedom to be harassed by a government agency with guns that all Americans enjoy, a blue ribbon panel is suggesting that a better fence be built around the White House. “An executive summary of the review released Thursday by the Homeland Security Department,” reports the Associated Press, “also concluded that the Secret Service needs more uniformed officers and plain clothes agents, better fencing at the White House and more training for officers.” The report comes on the heels of several undocumented visits...
  • Is Liberalism Intellectually Bankrupt?

    12/20/2014 4:27:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2014 | John C. Goodman
    Howard Dean, who is thought to represent the Democratic wing of the Democratic Party, told reporters the other day that he supports our policy of using drones to kill people (and all those who happen to be near them) without warning. He also has no objection to the National Security Agency listening to his phone calls and monitoring his email.Donny Deutsch, the reliable voice of the left on "Morning Joe," told TV viewers that he supports the CIA’s torture activities – recently revealed in a Senate committee report.These views are very different from what one typically finds in the unsigned...
  • NAZIS GAIN IN BELGIUM IN GREAT BATTLE; FORTRESSES CALLED UPON TO STEM PUSH (12/20/44)

    12/20/2014 4:18:22 AM PST · by Homer_J_Simpson · 11 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 12/20/44 | Harold Denny, Drew Middleton, Wes Gallagher, G.H. Archambault, Frank L. Kluckhohn, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Why Should We Treat People Who Falsely Cry Racism With Kid Gloves?

    12/20/2014 4:13:28 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 20, 2014 | John Hawkins
    Since we’ve entered the Obama era, we’ve learned that the same America that elected a black President twice is supposedly a seething caldron of secret racism. Don’t like Obama? You must be racist. Don’t like Democrats? SO racist! So you’re opposed to Obamacare? Obviously racist. Sick of the IRS? Racist, racist, RACIST! Are you Republican? A Tea Partier? Just a plain old, white guy? You’re a super racisty racist!!! We’re now even regularly hearing speculation that people are unknowingly racist, subconsciously racist or just racist by virtue of the fact that they somehow benefit from “white privilege.” Here's an alternative...
  • The 35 Most Powerful Militaries In The World

    12/20/2014 4:04:53 AM PST · by iowamark · 11 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec. 10, 2014 | Amanda Macias, Jeremy Bender and Skye Gould
    There's only one real way to compare military strength, and thankfully the world hasn't had many opportunities lately. Despite the potential powder keg in the South China Sea, standoffs in Ukraine, and proxy wars throughout the Middle East, inter-state warfare between the world's military powers has been all but banished from the global scene (for the time being, at least). For a simpler evaluation of military power, we turned to the Global Firepower Index, a ranking of 106 nations based on more than 50 factors including overall military budget, available manpower, and the amount of equipment each country has in...
  • U.S. Supreme Court refuses to block gay marriages in Florida [Miami media THRILLED]

    12/20/2014 3:56:17 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    WPLG-TV ^ | 12/20/14 | Ross Palombo
    U.S. Supreme Court on Friday refused to block gay marriages in Florida, the latest of about three dozen states allowing same-sex weddings. In a one-paragraph order, the court decided not to intervene in Florida's same-sex marriage dispute. "The application for stay presented to Justice Thomas and by him referred to the court is denied," Justice Clarence Thomas wrote.
  • The 2009 Fort Hood victims finally receive their Purple Hearts

    12/20/2014 3:34:15 AM PST · by RedMDer · 17 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 17, 2014 | Chuck Yarling
    “It’s long past time to call the Fort Hood attack what it was: radical Islamic terrorism. And, this recognition for Fort Hood terrorist victims is overdue. The victims and their families deserve our prayers and support, and this legislation rightly honors them for defending our nation in the face of a heinous act of terror”
 - Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Reps. John Carter (R-Texas) and Roger Williams (R-Texas) added words to legislation of the 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that expanded “eligibility for the Purple Heart to include members of the Armed Forces who have been killed or wounded...
  • Congress Again Buys Abrams Tanks the Army Doesn't Want

    12/20/2014 3:29:05 AM PST · by iowamark · 55 replies
    Military.com ^ | 12/18/2014 | Richard Sisk
    The new defense spending bill includes $120 million for tanks that the Army has repeatedly said it doesn't want. For three years, the Army in numerous Congressional hearings has pushed a plan that essentially would have suspended tank building and upgrades in the U.S. for the first time since World War II. The Army suggested that production lines could be kept open through foreign sales. Each time, Congress has pushed back. Last week, Congress won again in the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2015. In a statement, Rep. Mike Turner, R-Ohio, said that Congress "recognizes the necessity...
  • North Korea says it's not involved in Sony hack; proposes joint probe with US

    12/20/2014 3:07:45 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 20, 2014
    North Korea says it's not involved in Sony hack; proposes joint probe with US Published December 20, 2014 North Korea says it can prove it is not behind the massive Sony Pictures cyberattack that has led to several e-mail leaks, threats on movie theaters and the cancellation of the release of the movie “The Interview.” The country has also said it proposes a joint investigation with the U.S. on the attack and if the U.S. does not agree, North Korea warns of “grave consequences,” state media says. The announcement comes as a response to the FBI's statement saying it has...
  • Why do you MANSPREAD? Woman with her tape measure confronts splay-legged men on the subway...

    12/20/2014 2:57:36 AM PST · by Islander7 · 43 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | By Mail Online Reporter
    Full Title: Why do you MANSPREAD? Woman with her tape measure confronts splay-legged men on the subway about the space they consume It is a gripe that frustrates subway riders daily: men with their legs splayed. So one woman decided to confront male commuters about the amount of space they consume. The investigation comes a month before New York City's MTA launches a campaign targeting 'manspreaders'.
  • For His Own Sake, Mark Levin Should Leave the GOP

    12/20/2014 2:32:27 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 62 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 12-19-2014 | Peter Wehner - Commentary
    December 19, 2014For His Own Sake, Mark Levin Should Leave the GOP Peter Wehner Anyone who listens to the radio talk-show host Mark Levin knows he’s become a harsh, nightly critic of the Republican Party. To understand just how harsh, you should listen to his monologue from the other day...
  • Feinstein: We're 'going toward bloodshed' on cyber attacks

    12/20/2014 2:05:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 19, 2014 | David McCabe
    Outgoing Senate Intelligence Committee chair Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) said on Friday the U.S. is "going toward bloodshed" and "getting into the arena of major" acts of cyber terrorism. "There can be an attack on the electrical system of the United States, on airport computers of the United States," she said. "We're getting into the arena of major attacks. Right now, it has to do a great deal with private industry. But the cost for private industry is now in the trillions of dollars. And it has to be stopped." Feinstein's comments came after President Obama said Sony Pictures "made a...
  • Sony ignored security evaluation before GOP [Guardians of Peace] hack, more data coming

    12/20/2014 1:18:13 AM PST · by Spktyr · 29 replies
    Electronista ^ | Sun December 14, 2014 | Electronista Staff
    'Christmas dump' incoming with more 'interesting' Sony Pictures data Months before the hacker intrusion on Sony Pictures' network, analyst firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PWC) performed an analysis on the company's security, and found it lacking. More than 100 devices were found to be unmonitored by corporate security following an incomplete transition from a private security firm to an in-house team. As a result, any Sony response to network intrusion would be, in the words of the auditors, "slow, fragmented, and incomplete, if it would even happen at all." However, corrective actions proposed by PWC seemingly went undone, which left the doors to...
  • Jeb Bush and Tenet Healthcare Corp - "Bush is dragging a land mine behind him.."

    12/20/2014 1:12:40 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 16 replies
    The American Thinker ^ | December 20, 2014 | Robert Potts
    Jeb Bush left the Florida governor’s office in January of 2007, after eight years of service. Three months later, he joined the board of a hospital company that had been pillaging government health programs and abusing patients, in Florida and around the country, for most of the years he sat in the governor’s office. Apart from a very generous compensation package, why did Bush sign on with such a tarnished company? And will whatever explanation he now offers hold up under the microscope of a presidential campaign? Tenet Healthcare Corp. is a national for-profit hospital company with a sordid history....
  • Orlando attraction features high-powered guns

    12/19/2014 11:53:11 PM PST · by Slings and Arrows · 9 replies
    WTSP TV | December 17, 2014 | Eric Glasser
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  • Bay of Pigs Veterans Feel 'Abandoned Again' By US

    12/19/2014 11:39:09 PM PST · by Steelfish · 17 replies
    YahooNews ^ | December 19, 2014 | Diego Urdaneta
    Bay of Pigs Veterans Feel 'Abandoned Again' By US Diego Urdaneta The president of the Bay of Pigs Veterans Association, Felix Rodriguez Mendigutia (left), honors another fighter, Eugenio Rolando Martinez, at the organization headquarters on December 18, 2014 in Miami, Florida Miami (AFP) - When the United States failed to overthrow Fidel Castro in the 1961 Bay of Pigs invasion, CIA-backed Cuban fighters said they were gravely disappointed. Today, the anti-Castro veterans say they've been let down again -- criticising Barack Obama's decision to restore diplomatic and economic ties with its 50-year Cold War foe. "When the Bay of Pigs...
  • In unprecedented move, South Korea bans 'pro-North' political party

    12/19/2014 10:33:11 PM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 13 replies
    LAT ^ | December 19, 2014 | Steven Borowiec
    In unprecedented move, South Korea bans 'pro-North' political party By Steven Borowiec December 19, 2014, 5:49 AM|Reporting from Seoul Weighing free expression versus security concerns, South Korea’s Constitutional Court on Friday made an unprecedented ruling to dissolve a small left-wing party accused of being pro-North Korea.. Judges voted 8-1 in favor of disbanding the Unified Progressive Party, a small opposition party that Chief Justice Park Han-chul said was seeking to “undo South Korea’s democratic order” and bring the country under “North Korea-style socialism.” South Korea’s constitution has a clause that allows political parties to be disbanded if they pose a...
  • Shinzo Abe sets sights on Japan’s pacifist constitution after election win

    12/19/2014 10:13:43 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 12 replies
    Manchester Guardian ^ | Tuesday 16 December 2014 00.22 EST | Justin McCurry
    Japan’s re-elected prime minister, Shinzo Abe, has said he is determined to rewrite the country’s pacifist constitution—drawing an immediate sour response from China. A day after securing another four years in office with Sunday’s landslide election victory, Abe signaled he would pursue his long-cherished goal of changing the US-authored constitution. Abe, a conservative, has made no secret of his desire to remove what he regards as unfair constraints on Japan’s military, seven decades after its surrender at the end of a war that saw it occupy neighbors, including China, and attack countries further afield in the Pacific. …
  • Children caroling get kicked out of Klamath Falls Walmart

    12/19/2014 10:09:47 PM PST · by hiho hiho · 44 replies
    KOBI ^ | December 18, 2014
    Klamath Falls, Ore. -- Children caroling inside the Klamath Falls Walmart say they were kicked out Thursday night and told to leave or police would be called. Parents tell NBC5 News that a group of students from Henley High School were caroling at the Klamath Falls Walmart Thursday night when they were asked to leave in a manner that frightened some of the kids. A manager at the Klamath Falls Walmart declined to comment. We are told however, that the students were not invited to be there and the singing was on private property. According to another parent, who recorded...
  • The Left's Love Affair with the 4-letter N-word

    12/19/2014 9:07:12 PM PST · by akalinin · 30 replies
    gunnews.com ^ | 12/19/2014 | Darryl Blonski
    “That men do not learn very much from the lessons of history is the most important of all the lessons that history has to teach.” - Aldous Huxley I like quotes. Quotes are wisdom for those with short attention spans. They are disregarded by many as irrelevant platitudes or obsolete; however, they are knowledge, often hard-earned and considered by their authors to be important enough to be passed on. I’ve chosen the above quote for today, not only because it is always relevant, but because we bear witness to a time where the political left of this country is trying...
  • Kim Jong-Un learned the art of intimidating filmmakers from Obama

    12/19/2014 8:56:45 PM PST · by GusFring · 9 replies
    Twitchy ^ | Dec 19, 2014 | Joel Pollack
    Shorter @BarackObama: we can't let North Korea shut down a Sony film, but we can let Al Qaeda ban a YouTube video. And jail the filmmaker
  • Warren County goes 'right to work'; Louisville passes minimum wage increase

    12/19/2014 8:52:45 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 7 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 12/19/2014 | Nick Storm
    Local governments in Kentucky took major steps by enacting legislation at the county and metro level which has divided state lawmakers for years. In Bowling Green Friday the Warren County Fiscal Court became the first county in the nation to enact a right to work law with a 6-1 vote, and on Thursday night Louisville Metro government became the first city in the south to increase the minimum wage. Both actions from local government officials will likely land the governments in court defending their actions, Attorney General Jack Conway The Warren County Fiscal Court took the first step towards “right...
  • Yarmuth: Sony Pictures made the right call to pull 'The Interview'

    12/19/2014 8:41:25 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 21 replies
    cn|2 Pure Politics ^ | 12/18/2014 | Nick Storm
    Filmmakers and Sony Pictures knew the risk to make a movie about the assassination of North Korean dictator Kim Jong-Un, said U.S. Rep. John Yarmuth, D-Louisville, but they made the right choice to not release the film after threats of terrorism. Yarmuth’s remarks to Pure Politics Thursday come one day after major theaters pulled the comedy due out Christmas day, leaving Sony to ultimately not distribute the film on any platform. “I questioned their decision initially to make the movie,” Yarmuth said. “It seems to me to be something that they knew at the time they decided that there was...
  • NBA consulting with Sharpton for All-Star week

    12/19/2014 8:37:51 PM PST · by PROCON · 20 replies
    nypost.com ^ | Dec. 19, 2014 | Sophia Rosenbaum
    Better let All-Star Al in the game! It wasn’t enough for the NBA to reach out to the NYPD to prepare for the four-day All-Star festivities in February — the league also had a “straight line of communication” with the Rev. Al Sharpton, a source told The Post. The league is still hammering out the final details for the Feb. 15 All-Star Game at the Garden, but is planning the “biggest security operation” to date, the source said. No plans for protests are in the works by Sharpton or his National Action Network. Sharpton did not immediately respond to requests...
  • Tourist attraction 'Machine Gun America' opens Saturday in Kissimmee

    12/19/2014 8:25:03 PM PST · by shove_it · 29 replies
    WESH ^ | 19 Dec 2014
    People cannot bring own guns to attraction KISSIMMEE, Fla. —A new tourist attraction promises to give people as young as 13 years old the chance to fire fully automatic weapons. Outside the new attraction, you can hear the unmistakable rat-a-tat-tat of machine guns inside. The automatic weapons are powerful and firing them is intense, but owners are hoping Orlando tourists will want to try the unique experience. "We see this as attractive to someone who might want to go bungee jumping -- adrenaline rush experience," said Bruce Nierenberg, general manager of Machine Gun America Orlando. "There are a lot of...
  • White House Fears ‘President Cruz’ Will Overturn Exec Amnesty

    12/19/2014 8:11:07 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | December 19, 2014 | Tony Lee
    White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer conceded that he fears a President Ted Cruz will overturn President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, perhaps signaling that Cruz represents the greatest threat to the progressive left. “Our first 100 days we spent a lot of time signing executive orders undoing what [President George W.] Bush did, and I would like not to be sitting on a beach somewhere reading about President [Ted] Cruz doing that to us, so it’s very important to us,” Pfeiffer told the Wall Street Journal on Friday. Earlier in the day, Pfeiffer declared that Obama’s executive amnesty was one...
  • Ethnic Cleansing of Jews in Turkey

    12/19/2014 8:00:04 PM PST · by george76 · 14 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | December 15, 2014 | Uzay Bulut
    Now that the ethnic-cleansing campaign of the Turkish regime has been "successfully" completed, and there are only two Jews left in Edirne, why is the governor of the city still so angry? The sweet little secret in both Turkey and Europe is that anti-Semites do not need the existence of a Jewish state to attack or threaten Jews. Hatred of Jews did not start with the re-establishment of the state of Israel. The truth is that those who carried out ethnic cleansing of Jews are the last persons who should whine about the non-existent Israeli "occupation." Israelis are not occupiers...
  • Big Labor Uses Wage Laws to Boost Numbers

    12/19/2014 7:53:20 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | December 18, 2014 | Bill McMorris
    union carve outs in many minimum wage hikes. Unions may be pushing for resident Obama’s massive minimum wage hike, but many seek special carveouts from existing wage laws, according to a new study. The Chamber of Commerce analyzed dozens of minimum wage laws in cities across the country and found that many of the statutes exempt unionized employees from the requirement. Unions exploit these exemptions in order to make union labor more competitive with non-union shops. “Some local ordinances in particular include an exemption for employers that enter into a collective bargaining agreement with a union,” the report says. “This...
  • President Obama calls James Franco'James Flacco' while slamming Sony for not releasing The Intervie

    12/19/2014 7:41:24 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 25 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 19 December 2014 | By Chris Spargo
    It would seem that he had confused the Hollywood heartthrob with Baltimore Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco. Flacco found the entire incident hysterical, writing soon after on Twitter; 'Welcome to the family, brother.
  • St. Bernard (Parish) agrees to settlement over unfair housing claim

    12/19/2014 7:36:24 PM PST · by Oliviaforever · 15 replies
    WWLTV ^ | 12/19/14 | Cain Burdeau
    A settlement has been reached in a long legal fight over St. Bernard Parish housing policies that allegedly restricted black people from renting in the parish as it rebuilt after catastrophic damage caused by flooding from Hurricane Katrina. An advocacy group that investigates complaints of discrimination, the Greater New Orleans Fair Housing Action Center, said Friday that St. Bernard has agreed to settle the case for $1.8 million. The settlement stems from a 2006 lawsuit filed against the parish.
  • Ted Cruz Wins the Ringside Political Championship for 2014

    12/19/2014 7:35:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Christian Post's Opinion Section ^ | December 19, 2014 | Jeff Crouere, host, Ringside Politics show
    In the horrific aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Ringside Politics bestowed its first "Turkey of the Year" award to then New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin for his woeful leadership, bad judgment and embarrassing statements. Since then, we have been recognizing "turkeys" from both of the major political parties. For example, in 2014, we gave the "Turkey of the Year" award to a very worthy recipient, Republican House Speaker John Boehner. After years of putting the spotlight on "turkeys" we are pleased to announce our first "Champion of the Year." For 2014, there is no one more qualified for this honor than...
  • How far will cop unions go to halt reform?

    12/19/2014 7:25:19 PM PST · by Half Vast Conspiracy · 15 replies
    UT San Diego ^ | DEC. 12, 2014 | Steven Greenhut
    The arrest this week of two ex-cop private investigators — charged with felonies related to their alleged attempt to frame a Costa Mesa city councilman for a false DUI — is about more than the disturbing tactics of two hired guns. It offers insight into the way some police unions across California intimidate political opponents into silence. This ugly story starts in 2012. Councilmen Jim Righeimer, Stephen Mensinger and Gary Monahan were loathed by the city’s police union because of their efforts to reduce pension liabilities and outsource services. Costa Mesa had become Ground Zero in our state’s battle over...