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  • Repeating Myself on an Iran Nuclear Deal

    07/02/2015 5:49:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Cal Thomas
    Am I allowed to repeat myself when it comes to the negotiations over the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal? Why not, since that is what Iran's leaders are doing. They are repeating themselves by refusing inspections of some of their facilities where only a fool would believe nuclear weapons are not under construction. They are repeating themselves when they demand all sanctions be lifted on the day any deal is signed. And let's not forget Iran's weekly "Death to America" chants at Friday prayer services, though publicly politicians in Tehran are said to denounce them. Why would anyone in his right diplomatic...
  • Massive Crowd! Bernie Sanders Rally Fills 10,000-Seat Stadium in Madison (Commies)

    07/02/2015 5:46:35 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 3 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 07/02/15
    Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders touted his progressive credentials before his largest crowd to date Wednesday night as he pushed his campaign into Wisconsin Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s backyard. Sanders packed the Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Madison, filling its 10,000 seats to show his bid to snatch the Democratic nomination from front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton isn’t a longshot after all.
  • With July 4th Near, Is California Still the Land of the Free?

    07/02/2015 5:25:42 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    RCM ^ | 07/02/2015 | Carson Bruno
    The Fourth of July holiday brings Americans together to celebrate their liberation from Great Britain over hot dogs, hamburgers, and fireworks, but it also serves to remind us about freedom; thus, it would only be fitting to take a look at how free the nation's largest state is. Unfortunately, for Californians, the answer isn't as celebratory as the picnics many will be having on Friday and Saturday. Using the Freedom in the 50 States index compiled by George Mason University's Mercatus Center, it easily becomes apparent that across the three categories of freedom - fiscal, regulatory, and personal -California is...
  • Obama administration delivers big blow to Shell’s Arctic drilling plans

    07/02/2015 5:25:39 AM PDT · by thackney · 7 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | June 30, 2015 | Jennifer A. Dlouhy
    The Obama administration delivered a major blow to Shell’s Arctic drilling plans on Tuesday, by ruling that wildlife protections bar the company from simultaneously boring two wells into the Chukchi Sea this summer. The decision will force Shell to scale back its hopes of completing two exploratory oil wells in waters north of Alaska this summer and is another setback for the firm that has spent seven years and $7 billion trying to find crude in the Arctic Ocean. At issue is the Fish and Wildlife Service’s decision to allow sound from Shell’s planned drilling to disturb walruses, polar bears...
  • Outrage as Twitter reveals just 49 of its 3,000 US employees are black [1.7%]

    07/02/2015 5:20:59 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 7/2/15 | MIA DE GRAAF
    Twitter only has 49 black employees - out of 2,910 staff members in America. The 35 men and 14 women account for just 1.7 per cent of the firm's US operation, which is 93.8 per cent white or Asian. It represents a stark lack of progress since last year, when senior executives promised to boost their number of African American staff from 2 per cent.
  • Fossil fuels have made up at least 80% of U.S. fuel mix since 1900

    07/02/2015 5:20:44 AM PDT · by thackney · 3 replies
    Energy Information Administration ^ | JULY 2, 2015 | Energy Information Administration
    While the energy history of the United States is one of significant change, three fossil fuel sources—petroleum, natural gas, and coal—have made up at least 80% of total U.S. energy consumption for more than 100 years. Recent increases in the domestic production of petroleum liquids and natural gas prompted shifts between the uses of fossil fuels (largely from coal-fired to natural gas-fired power generation), but the predominance of these three energy sources is likely to continue into the future. For the first several decades of American history, families used wood (a renewable energy source) as a primary source of energy....
  • The History of a Flag and the Powerful Story of Appomattox

    07/02/2015 5:18:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Ken Blackwell
    Add another powerful argument to those our colleague Sarah Perry has offered against Common Core standards in education: Consider the peril it poses to our national memory. The current heated debate over the Confederate flag improperly displayed on state property shows a profound loss of historic consciousness. It demonstrates the perils of allowing liberal ideologues to mandate what is known and can be said about our past. Partisan axes are being sharpened in all this. Some folks seem eager to discuss the Confederate flag as though its continued public display in the South is the sole result of Republican activism....
  • Donald Trump’s Miss USA Pageant Finds New Home On Reelz

    07/02/2015 5:16:24 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Deadline.com ^ | 7/2/15 | Dominic Patten
    Dumped by NBC and Univision over Donald Trump’s remarks about “rapists” immigrants, the beauty pageant will still be televised out of Baton Rouge on July 12 after all thanks to some new friends in cable. In a deal with the Trump co-owned Miss Universe Organization, Reelz have picked up the exclusive rights to this year’s Miss USA pageant.
  • UPDATE: 7-foot shark pulls man under water Ocracoke Island in NC, victim airlifted to hospital

    07/02/2015 5:11:23 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 12 replies
    myfox8.com ^ | Stephanie Doyle
    A 68-year-old man was pulled under the water by a shark Wednesday in the Outer Banks — this time on Ocracoke Island. The man was swimming outside the first breaker about 25 feet offshore, directly in front of the lifeguard stand, when he encountered a gray shark about 7 feet long, Hyde County officials said. A lifeguard saw the shark pull the man under the water. He suffered several bites to his rib cage, hip, lower leg and both hands. A witness told CNN he saw a “trail of blood from water to the sand.” The victim was able to...
  • Navy Yard, DC. Active Shooter

    07/02/2015 5:08:04 AM PDT · by TomGuy · 72 replies
    FoxNews, et al ^ | July 2, 2015 | FoxNews, et al
    Active Shooter, Navy Yard, Washington Campus on lockdown.
  • Democrats smiling at Trump's toxic talk

    07/02/2015 5:03:06 AM PDT · by bkepley · 22 replies
    philly.com ^ | Thursday, July 2, 2015 | Philip Rucker
    "I am a person of faith - and the Donald's entry into this race can only be attributed to the fact that the good Lord is a Democrat with a sense of humor," exulted Paul Begala
  • SCOTUS: Congress Doesn't Want to 'Destroy' Our Health-Care System? Oh, Yes, It Does!

    07/02/2015 5:01:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Larry Elder
    For the second time, Chief Justice John Roberts breathed life into Obamacare and rescued it from the Constitution. In the first big Obamacare ruling, Roberts called Obamacare a "tax," and therefore lawfully enacted as consistent with the powers of Congress -- and not a violation of the Commerce Clause. Never mind the Obama administration sold Obamacare with the assurance that individuals who failed to purchase health insurance would incur a penalty -- not a tax. On this latest ruling, Roberts takes the words "established by the State" to mean "established by the states or by the federal government" -- even...
  • George Pataki wants Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio to stand up to Donald Trump

    07/02/2015 5:01:10 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 10 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | 7/2/15 | Alex Leary
    George Pataki sends a letter to fellow Republican candidates for president, asking them to stand up to "unacceptable" comments from Donald Trump about Mexicans. Most candidates have avoided saying anything. To the best of our knowledge, Marco Rubio has not remarked. Jeb Bush has. In Nevada on Saturday Bush said in Spanish, according to Bloomberg News, that Trump spends his life fighting with people and does not represent the values of the Republican Party. The story went on, “But when Bush was asked the same question about Trump’s remarks in English, he seemed put out at having to repeat himself,...
  • Why were the Girl Scouts refused entry to the White House during last night’s storm?

    07/02/2015 4:58:58 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 11 replies
    twitchy.com ^ | july 1, 2015
    A dangerous thunderstorm struck the D.C. area last night after President and Mrs. Obama had their photo-op with the Girl Scouts camped out on the White House lawn, prompting an emergency evacuation of the campers. But not to the nearby White House, mind you. The Girl Scouts had to go across the street and seek shelter in the Eisenhower Building:
  • Donald Trump Asks CNN’s Don Lemon: ‘Who is Doing the Raping?’

    07/02/2015 4:58:11 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 34 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 7/1/15 | Debbie Emery
    Following a week of controversial firings by everyone from NBC and Universal to Macy’s, Donald Trump appeared on “CNN Tonight” Wednesday and defended the comments that sparked the current racial firestorm. Host Don Lemon suggested that Trump had misunderstood some of the articles he read on Fusion or the Huffington Post about Mexican immigrants, telling the presidential candidate: “That is about women being raped, it is not about criminals coming across the border and entering the country.” “Somebody is doing the raping, Don. Are you saying its women being raped. Who is doing the raping?” Trump bluntly asked, referring to...
  • Details emerge in Northeast Las Vegas home invasion shootout

    07/02/2015 4:55:49 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 10 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 02 july 2015 | COLTON LOCHHEAD
    A 23-year-old man was able to fend off two intruders in his family’s home Tuesday morning, killing one and wounding the other, according to a police report released Wednesday. Just after 9 a.m. Tuesday, Tarneshia Harris, 29, also known as Tiffany Carter, and a male accomplice broke into a house in the 3800 block of King Palm Avenue, near Pecos and Alexander roads, while several people were home, according to the report. The duo initially tried a ruse to gain entry, police said. Harris knocked on the door of the house and told the 12-year-old boy who answered that her...
  • Latest Batch Of Hillary Clinton Emails Reveals More Lies

    07/02/2015 4:51:29 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 13 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 07/01/2015 | Staff
    Accountability: While the latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails contains many embarrassments — like her troubles with a fax machine — it also exposes still more deceptions on her part and by those around her.
  • AUSTRALIANS ASHORE AT BALIK PAPAN, DRIVE INLAND NEAR BORNEO OIL PORT (7/2/45)

    07/02/2015 4:42:57 AM PDT · by Homer_J_Simpson · 5 replies
    Microfilm-New York Times archives, Monterey Public Library | 7/2/45 | Lindesay Parrott, A.C. Sedgwick, Warren Moscow, Hanson W. Baldwin
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  • Bernie Sanders Draws Crowd of 10,000 in Wisconsin (while Hillary is now paying people to show up)

    07/02/2015 4:40:26 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 12 replies
    NBC News ^ | July 2, 2015 | Alex Seitz-Wald
    "In case you haven't noticed, there are a lot of people here," Bernie Sanders said a bit awed as he took the stage in front of nearly 10,000 in a coliseum here. Sanders has been attracting outsize crowds wherever he takes his unlikely presidential campaign. Five thousand came out for his kickoff rally in his hometown of Burlington, Vermont. Another 5,000 turned out in Denver, Colorado. In Minneapolis, a thousand listened from outside after the basketball arena where Sanders was speaking filled to capacity. But Madison was different. [Snip] Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton attracted 5,500 people, according to her campaign,...
  • In Defense of Donald Trump

    07/02/2015 4:36:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Derek Hunter
    I can’t believe it’s come to this – I’m about to defend Donald Trump. It’s not that I have anything against Donald Trump, but I don’t have anything for him either. Unlike many of my fellow conservatives, I haven’t completely negated his chances of winning already. Many have written him off as a clown show in the race only for publicity, or a non-serious person working some angle for his own benefit. He may well be, but unless and until he shows that, I’m willing to give him the benefit of the doubt. That’s not to say I support him,...
  • We Are All Californians Now

    07/02/2015 4:28:32 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 2, 2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    California keeps reminding us what has gone astray with America in recent years. The state is in the midst of a crippling four-year-old drought. Yet California has built almost no major northern or central mountain reservoirs since the New Melones Dam of 1979. That added nearly 3 million acre-feet to the state's storage reserves -- a critical project that was almost canceled by endless environmental lawsuits and protests. Although California has almost doubled in population since the dam's construction, its politicians apparently decided that completing more northern and Sierra Nevada water projects was passé. So the parched state now prays...
  • Chris Christie Announces 2016 Presidential Campaign With Swipes At Obama, Hillary Clinton

    07/02/2015 4:24:25 AM PDT · by lbryce · 9 replies
    ABC News ^ | July 1, 2015 | ADAM DESIDERIO
    Chris Christie is running for president, he announced today at his alma mater, Livingston High School in New Jersey, becoming the 14th Republican candidate to enter the 2016 presidential race. "America is tired of handwringing and indecisiveness and weakness in the Oval Office," the New Jersey governor said today to a cheering crowd. "We need to have strength and decision-making and authority back in the Oval office and that is why today I am proud to announce my candidacy for the Republican nomination for president of the United States of America." Standing beside him were his wife, Mary Pat, and...
  • 5th Circuit to courts in Texas: Allow gay marriage because Supreme Court says so

    07/02/2015 4:17:47 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 13 replies
    DallasNews.com ^ | 07/01/2015 | AP
    A federal appeals court Wednesday instructed judges in Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas to wrap up gay marriage cases in their states in line with last week’s U.S. Supreme Court ruling. The order Wednesday from the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals clears one of the final procedural roadblocks in the three cases, which had been pending before the New Orleans-based court. The 5th Circuit had heard arguments in the appeals but hadn’t ruled. Circuit Judge Jerry Smith, writing for the three-judge panel that had heard arguments in the case, told federal district judges to issue final rulings by July 17...
  • Waco Biker Challenges Judge's Gag Order in Criminal Case

    07/02/2015 4:15:44 AM PDT · by don-o · 22 replies
    5nbcdfw ^ | July 1, 2015 | Emily Scmall and Jim Vertuno
    The only biker to sue in connection with a mass arrest following a deadly shootout at a Texas restaurant argued in a petition filed Wednesday that he was unfairly slapped with a gag order after publicly criticizing how the investigation has been handled. Matthew Clendennen, one of 177 people arrested after the May 17 shootout in Waco in which nine people were killed, said the order in the state's criminal case against him is unconstitutional and outside the court's jurisdiction because he has not been indicted. The order prevents attorneys, witnesses and law enforcement officers involved in the criminal case...
  • ICE in Las Vegas arrests 25 non-citizens accused of crimes

    07/02/2015 4:02:32 AM PDT · by bob_denard · 8 replies
    LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL ^ | July 1, 2015 | By CHRIS KUDIALIS
    U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement arrested 25 non-citizens with previous criminal backgrounds in Clark County last week as part of an enforcement crackdown operation on individuals posing “a public safety threat,” the department said Wednesday. Thirteen of the people taken into custody are convicted felons, the department said, with criminal histories including drug trafficking, mail theft, sexual assault and drunk driving. Those arrested include citizens of Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, the Philippines and Cuba, ICE said. Four were previously deported from the United States. All 25 face possible removal from the United States, the department said.
  • Montana man seeks license for second wife

    07/02/2015 4:00:36 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 16 replies
    CBS ^ | Jul 1, 2015 10:44 PM EDT | CBS News/AP
    HELENA, Mont. - A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week's U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife. Nathan Collier and his wives Victoria and Christine applied at the Yellowstone County Courthouse in Billings on Tuesday in an attempt to legitimize their polygamous marriage. Montana, like all 50 states, outlaws bigamy - holding multiple marriage licenses - but Collier said he plans to sue if the application is denied. "It's about marriage equality," Collier told The Associated Press Wednesday. "You can't...
  • Man dies after sex with scarecrow (Argentina)

    07/02/2015 3:59:59 AM PDT · by Dundee · 41 replies
    Perth Now ^ | APRIL 04, 2015
    A SHEPHERD was found dead after having sex with a scarecrow that he had put a wig and lipstick on. Neighbours led police to the Argentinian man’s body after they rang the local council about a foul smell coming from Jose Alberto’s home in San Jose de Balcare, the International Business Times reports. Police later found Alberto, 58, whose rotting remains were found next to the scarecrow. The scarecrow also had a strap-on sex toy attached to it. “During a first visual inspection it appeared that there were two dead bodies. Then it was found that actually one of the...
  • http://www.cbsnews.com/news/polygamous-montana-trio-applies-for-wedding-license/

    07/02/2015 3:58:50 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 2 replies
    CBS ^ | Jul 1, 2015 10:44 PM EDT | CBS News/AP
    Officials at the clerk's office did not have an immediate comment, and Yellowstone County Attorney Scott Twito did not return a call for comment. The Supreme Court's ruling on Friday made gay marriages legal nationwide. Chief Justice John Roberts said in his dissent that people in polygamous relationships could make the same legal argument that not having the opportunity to marry disrespects and subordinates them. Collier, 46, said that dissent inspired him. He owns a refrigeration business in Billings and married Victoria, 40, in 2000. He and his second wife, Christine, had a religious wedding ceremony in 2007 but did...
  • Brent Bozell On Scott Walker Hiring Brad Dayspring: ‘Get Rid Of This Cretin Immediately’

    07/02/2015 3:56:20 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 23 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 7/1/15 | Beth Rothstein
    Media Research Center President Brent Bozell has some rather harsh words for Brad Dayspring, the former National Republican Senatorial Committee strategist who is now working for presidential hopeful Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker‘s SuperPAC. Dayspring is well-known for his hotheaded ways. His personality has even earned him a nickname in certain GOP circles: “Brad Dayscream.” As most who travel political Washington terrain know, when he departed then-House Maj. Leader Eric Cantor‘s office, he nearly came to blows with a senior staffer. Bozell, who was speaking in his capacity as Chairman of ForAmerica, is obviously not president of the Brad Dayspring Fan...
  • Google Photos Identifies Two Black Users As ‘Gorillas’

    07/02/2015 3:36:37 AM PDT · by ilovesarah2012 · 31 replies
    Mountain View, Calif. (CBS SACRAMENTO) — Google was forced to apologize after its Photos program identified two black users as “gorillas.” Jacky Alcine, 21, of Brooklyn checked his Google Photos account Sunday and found that the program had automatically generated and labeled a folder titled “Gorillas” for a photo of himself and a friend taken in 2013, Yahoo Tech reports. The Google Photos image recognition software is intended to identify a photo and automatically file photos into groups with similar images – a photo of a tree would automatically be placed in a folder filled with other photos of trees....
  • Mitch McConnell Outsourcing Everything, Including His Job

    07/02/2015 3:33:28 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 3 replies
    conservativereview.com ^ | 7/1/15 | Daniel Horowitz
    No, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) didn’t officially resign from the Senate. He will still engage in all legislative activities that advance Obama’s agenda, such as Obamatrade, the highway trust fund bailout, Export-Import Bank, and reauthorizing No Child Left Behind. But he did publicly outsource the last vestige of constitutional checks on the two unelected branches of government. So what is the purpose of serving in the legislative branch of government other than to enrich your friends with pay-for-play favors? We already know that McConnell doesn’t believe in the congressional power of the purse under any circumstance – no matter how...
  • Six Senators Demand Ex-Im Bank Liquidation Plan

    07/02/2015 3:31:11 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 2 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 7/1/15 | Matthew Fleming
    Ex-Im Bank supporters were wrong if they thought the bank’s opposition would trail off after the charter’s authorization expired on June 30. Six Republican senators Wednesday demanded a plan for “orderly liquidation” of the bank in a letter to Chairman Fred Hochberg. Ex-Im supporters felt modest comfort Tuesday knowing that a lapse in the charter’s authorization didn’t mean total demise, as it could still service existing accounts until Congress voted for reauthorization — if Congress voted for reauthorization. But the letter points out that one of the few allowable actions the bank can take without reauthorization is to “exercise certain...
  • House conservatives emboldened

    07/02/2015 3:29:31 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 9 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 7/2/15 | Scott Wong
    A critical bloc of House conservatives has been invigorated by its victory over GOP leaders, who caved in a high-profile fight over a punished subcommittee chairman. The reinstatement of Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) is a small win for the months-old Freedom Caucus. But it could have broader implications when House Republicans pick a new leadership team after the 2016 elections. While Freedom Caucus founders insist they aren't focused on next year’s contests, the cluster of about 50 conservative rebels is gaining clout in the conference and will surely have a role to play if there's a choice presented to members....
  • Establishment Republicans Panic, NH Voters Respond to Trump: ‘Can’t be Bought, Won’t Back Down’

    07/02/2015 3:27:37 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 16 replies
    National Journal reports from New Hampshire: “[I]t’s Donald Trump whose showing in recent polls could give him center-stage status at televised debates that start in just five weeks. “Our country is honestly going to hell,” Trump said at a house party in Bedford, an upper-middle class community just outside Manchester. “The illegals are pouring into the country…. It’s far worse than anybody knows.” Trump offered a rambling monologue that stressed his ability to solve the nation’s problems because of his business acumen and his smarts – particularly compared to the “third-rate” governors and senators running in the Republican primary.”
  • Wanted woman seen as symbol for U.S.-Cuban differences (Cop Killer is Cuban Folk Hero)

    07/02/2015 3:24:34 AM PDT · by Kid Shelleen · 4 replies
    Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | 06/29/2015 | Michael Matza
    --snip-- Reviled by law enforcement and revered by Fidel Castro, who granted her political asylum, Shakur embodies America's commitment to retrieve its fugitives and Cuba's commitment to grant sanctuary to people it deems persecuted dissidents. "Cuba not only is refusing to hand her over; it is refusing, at least publicly, to make the topic of extradition part of these negotiations," said Teishan Latner, a former fellow at New York University's Center for the United States and the Cold War, where he researched the relationship between Cuba and left wing groups in America for a forthcoming book.
  • Dollar firms before payrolls, Greece unease simmers

    07/02/2015 3:22:23 AM PDT · by expat_panama · 7 replies
    Yahoo Finance ^ | Jul 2, 2015 | Marc Jones
    LONDON (Reuters) - The dollar was near a three-week high on Thursday and world stock markets had a delicate feel, as the implication of U.S. jobs data later for a possible Fed rate hike added to Europe's uncertainty over Greece. Chinese shares also remained in focus as they suffered another heavy tumble overnight to take their loses over the last six weeks to 25 percent, countering otherwise solid performances in the rest of Asia's main centres.Europe's main bourses in London, Frankfurt and Paris and Milan opened largely flat having rallied on Wednesday but the mood remained skittish after hopes of...
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - July 2, 2015

    07/02/2015 2:47:57 AM PDT · by sneakers · 13 replies
    Jim Quinn is back! - and in better form than ever!! The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to www.warroom.com and sign up (for a small fee). Or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY or 1480 WCNS in Latrobe, Pa. If you sign up online, be sure to choose the "auto-renew" option in order to have full access to archived shows and podcasts.
  • Ted Cruz Book Signing in Arlington, TX

    07/02/2015 2:25:00 AM PDT · by Night Hides Not · 1 replies
    NHN ^ | 7/2/15 | Night Hides Not
    Senator Cruz will be at the Arlington Costco from 10-12 noon. Street address is 600 West Arbrook. You'll need to be a Costco member to get in the door.
  • Mike Rowe Reveals His Feelings About The Confederate Flag Controversy

    07/02/2015 12:51:45 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 38 replies
    Inquisitr ^ | July 1, 2015
    TV personality Mike Rowe has expressed his thoughts on social media about the ongoing Confederate flag controversy which became a national issue after the horrific Charleston shooting. Mike Rowe has more than once used his Facebook platform to respond to fans’ questions about current issues from a non-ideological, non-partisan perspective. In this instance, a fan asked him about his feelings about the confederate flag. The former Dirty Jobs host on Discovery, Mike Rowe is currently starring in a similar reality show on CNN called Somebody’s Gotta Do It. You may have also recently seen him on TV as a pitchman...
  • Going with the Flow ... Mark Steyn

    07/02/2015 12:28:33 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 2 July 2015 | Mark Steyn
    I started the day on Bill Bennett's radio show, which is always fun. Jonah Goldberg was on before me, and advanced the proposition, after the Supreme Court's almighty constitutional bender last week, that it wasn't so bad; conservatives who just pottered around in their own world and tended to their families would still be able to lead lives largely unbattered by the forces of "progress". A few minutes later, one of Bill's listeners, Claudine, came on and said that's what Germans reckoned in the 1930s: just keep your head down and the storm will pass. How'd that work out? Claudine...
  • America’s Crumbling Infrastructure?

    07/02/2015 12:25:42 AM PDT · by iowamark · 21 replies
    Most politicians and transportation interest groups claim that America’s infrastructure is in bad shape. At a recent House Ways and Means Committee hearing, Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said our roads and bridges are in “a sorry state.” At the same hearing Bill Graves, president and CEO of the American Trucking Associations, reported, “Two-thirds of highways are in poor or mediocre condition.” These statements are reinforced every time we drive over a pothole on the way to work. So it’s no surprise that many people think most roads in the United States are of poor quality. However, government statistics tell a...
  • Trump: ‘Last Thing We Need Is Another Bush’

    07/02/2015 12:03:50 AM PDT · by 867V309 · 47 replies
    breitbart ^ | 1 Jul 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Trump began by talking about his polling numbers compared to Jeb Bush, stating, “Well, I’m not happy being behind Jeb Bush, to be honest with you. Because I don’t get, he’s in favor of Common Core, he’s very weak on immigration, extremely weak on immigration. He thinks people come over for love, and I’m not at all happy.
  • The Secret Scam of Streetcars: How to Sell a 100-Year-Old Technology as the Future of Transportation

    07/02/2015 12:01:45 AM PDT · by Forgotten Amendments · 18 replies
    reason.com ^ | July 1, 2015 | Rob Montz
    Meet the Thighmaster of urban public policy: streetcars. Municipal politicians across the country have convinced themselves that this costly, clunky hardware can revitalize their flabby downtown economies. That includes the fearless leaders of America's capital city. The D.C. government has spent hundreds of millions of dollars over the last decade trying to erect a streetcar line in the up-and-coming neighborhood of H Street. The project has been an epic disaster, perfectly demonstrating how ill-suited streetcars are to modern urban life.
  • U of Wisconsin Faculty Advised Not to Say ‘America Is a Melting Pot’ Because That’s Racist

    07/01/2015 11:56:17 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    National Review ^ | July 1, 2015 | Katherine Timpf
    Another phrase declared unacceptable by the college PC police. The University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point has told its faculty that seemingly innocuous phrases such as “America is a melting pot” are actually racial microaggressions and should not be used. The suggestion was one of many no-no phrases listed on an “Examples of Racial Microaggressions” document that the school handed out “as a discussion item for some new faculty and staff training over the past few years,” according to an e-mail a school official sent to the College Fix. Other “microaggressions” on the list include asking “Where are you from,”...
  • 11 Juicy Nuggets from the latest batch of Hillary Clinton Emails

    07/01/2015 11:54:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 17 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-1-15 | Chuck Ross
    A bold-faced political hatchet job, a mysterious memo, a bad pun and a predictable dig at Fox News. Those are just some of the enlightening tidbits contained in the 3,000 pages of Hillary Clinton emails released late Tuesday. The exchanges, which span the period between March 2009 and December 2009, show that Clinton maintained a relatively tight-knit circle of State Department aides who worked to plan schedules, arrange secure phone calls and draft speeches. They also show that Clinton corresponded more frequently than previously known with her longtime friend Sidney Blumenthal. Here are 11 of the most interesting snippets from...
  • Why Hasn’t The DNC Released Its Full Autopsy Report Yet?

    07/01/2015 11:41:17 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 7-1-15 | Alex Pappas
    Earlier this year, the Democratic National Committee said it would release its full report on what went wrong for the party in the 2014 elections and what it can do to better perform in future elections by May. It’s now July, and that hasn’t happened yet. In February, the DNC released a preliminary nine-page report, saying its Democratic Victory Task Force final recommendations would be made public by mid-2015. “In May of 2015 the Task Force — in partnership with the Democratic National Committee — will release a strategic plan to guide the Party’s efforts through the 2022 elections,” the...
  • Chris Hitchens on Hillary (and Bill) March 2001!

    07/01/2015 11:32:39 PM PDT · by John S Mosby · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | November 19,2013 | Christopher Hitchens/Dennis Miller
    Dennis Miller Live S08 E07 March 2 2001 Christopher Hitchens Christopher Hitchens correctly characterizes (throughout the segment) the Clinton grifting couple. WARNING-this is an HBO show, foul language and sophisticated, accurate descriptions of how nasty these two are, by people who knew and know. Prescient. Beginning at time signature 22:17 Hitchens talks about Billy Boy moving back to blacks (like the current church burning non-events of today) into Harlem, and further how it is Hillary who is after the money and always was. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4Z2XEYAIbo
  • Hillary Mocked Anti-Castro Cubans

    07/01/2015 11:29:36 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 2 replies
    DC Caller ^ | 7-1-15 | Patric Howley
    Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton mocked the anti-Castro sentiment of Miami Cubans and their influence on the political process, according to newly released State Department emails. On December 16, 2009, State Department legislative affairs staffer Richard Verma emailed Secretary of State Clinton to update her on the status of the Obama administration’s pick for ambassador to Brazil. Their pick Tom Shannon was being blocked at the time by then-Republican Florida Sen. George LeMieux, who viewed Shannon as being weak on Cuba’s Castro regime. LeMieux was reportedly backing Charlie Crist against his tea party primary opponent Marco Rubio in a race...
  • Dirty Harare City Now “A Warzone”

    07/01/2015 11:12:29 PM PDT · by bob_denard · 14 replies
    Zimeye ^ | July 2, 2015
    VOA|Harare in the 1980s was affectionately referred to as the sunshine city because of its cleanliness. The city was orderly with well-maintained roads, bright street lights and clean running water and the blooming jacaranda trees also gave the it a unique view. But things have taken a bad turn as the city has been decaying since the 1990s. Buildings are now resembling a war zone and children hang around on street corners with nowhere to go and homeless people tell stories of disease and crime. These pictures reveal real-life scenes from an urban area hit-hard by the recession and still...
  • Wisconsin GOP ‘welcomes’ Bernie Sanders with billboards

    07/01/2015 11:11:46 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 14 replies
    Wisconsin Reporter ^ | 7-1-15 | M. D. Kittle
    MADISON, Wis. – The Republican Party of Wisconsin is offering a big welcome to ultra-liberal presidential candidate Bernie Sanders for his Badger State sojourn. The socialist Vermont U.S. senator who is making presumptive Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton increasingly nervous takes his wealth redistribution to Madison Wednesday evening. Some 10,000 people are expected to be in attendance, according to published reports. RPW has placed billboards around the state “welcoming” Sanders, and the party has launched a microsite highlighting the “extreme” positions that Sanders – and now Hillary Clinton – have embraced. Superimposing Sanders’ and Clinton’s heads on the bodies of...