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  • Video: Bruce Jenner comes out — as a conservative Republican

    04/25/2015 10:30:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 74 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/25/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    Last night’s interview with Bruce Jenner by Diane Sawyer on ABC’s 20/20 turned out to be very revealing … in a much different way than many thought. By this time, a relentless series of media reports had made it quite clear that Jenner had embraced a transgender identity, at least privately. The big reveal turned out to be that Jenner also identifies as a conservative Republican: When Sawyer asked if Jenner cheered when Obama became the first president to even say the word “transgender” in a State of the Union address, the 65-year-old replied that he “would certainly give...
  • University of Florida suspends fraternity over abuse of wounded veterans

    04/25/2015 7:28:41 AM PDT · by pabianice · 66 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | 4/25/15 | Dearen
    GAINESVILLE, Fla. — The University of Florida suspended one of its fraternities on Friday after allegations that its members hurled drunken insults and spat at a group of disabled military veterans at a Panama City Beach resort. The school said on Friday that it is charging the Zeta Beta Tau fraternity with obscene behavior, public intoxication, theft, causing physical or other harm, and damage to property. The suspension came after the fraternity had already suspended operations itself and expelled three of its members after finding they had behaved inappropriately. "I am personally offended and disappointed by the behavior that has...
  • Cal State-Northridge Halts Class Registration Until Students Complete Feminist Anti-Sexual

    04/24/2015 10:10:47 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 17 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | april 24, 2015 | Scott Ott and David Steinberg
    All CSUN students registering for the 2015 Fall Semester are being forced to participate in an online, SIMS-style character game about sexual assault before being allowed to claim a seat for any course. The game, titled “Agent of Change” and designed by feminist activists, does not allow students to complete the game until they have given enough “correct” answers as per the designers’ stated philosophical influences, such as “norms challenging,” and “social norms theory.” According to the Agent of Change website, the program helps users “see the connections between these power-based violations, how these problems affect their lives, and what they can do to challenge the cultural...
  • Gay Hoteliers Face Boycott for Holding Unapproved Opinion of Ted Cruz

    04/24/2015 6:10:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | April 24, 2015 | John Nolte
    The Left’s fascist rampage against anyone who holds the same opinion on same sex marriage Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama did less than two years ago, marches on. Not content to steal a man’s livelihood or a near-successful attempt to destroy a small business owner, the venomous Gaystapo is now sending a chilling warning to apostates by calling for the boycott of two gay hoteliers who hold the unapproved opinion of not-hating Republican Senator Ted Cruz. Mati Weiderpass and Ian Reisner are two openly gay, Manhattan-based hoteliers who own a gay-oriented hotel in the city and other commercial properties in...
  • Elizabeth Warren v. Ted Cruz

    04/24/2015 5:33:57 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    The Salina Journal ^ | April 24, 2015 | John M. Crisp
    Elizabeth Warren versus Ted Cruz? Not likely. Only the most extraordinary circumstances could produce this improbable contest for the presidency in 2016. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz was the first to declare his candidacy for the Republican nomination, but his hardcore ideology and abrasive manner make him unlikely to be chosen by calmer heads closer to the center of the party. And despite persistent efforts by left-wing Democrats to change her mind, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is emphatic in her refusal to run for the office. Still, consideration of the remote possibility that these two could face off for the presidency...
  • Thousands to join March for Marriage in D.C. Sat. under shadow of Supreme Court hearing

    04/24/2015 3:40:43 PM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    LIFe Site News ^ | April 23, 2015 | Dustin Siggins
    April 23, 2015 (LifeSiteNews) - On Saturday, thousands of pro-family Americans are expected to flock to Washington, D.C. for the third annual March for Marriage.Organized by the National Organization for Marriage (NOM), March-related events will begin at noon, with a rally from 12:00-1:00, and then the march itself at 1:00. Participants will gather at the mall in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington D.C.  On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments as to whether there is a constitutional right to same-sex "marriage," or if states should be allowed to make their own marriage policy.The will take place...
  • The police problem is actually a progressive problem

    04/24/2015 1:23:17 PM PDT · by Yashcheritsiy · 19 replies
    Renew America ^ | April 24, 2015 | Tim Dunkin
    Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? (Who guards the guardians?) – Juvenal Honest observers in this country have to admit that we have a police problem that is increasingly growing more serious. While some of the stories that have come out about police brutality and police overreach have clearly been invented or exaggerated by the Left for the purposes of inflaming racial tensions and undermining American civic stability, there are nevertheless a large number of incidents in recent years which cannot simply be wishcast away. The warrantless, no-knock, early morning, heavily-armed SWAT raid for even the most minor of things is becoming...
  • Hillary: “Deep-seated … religious beliefs” have to be changed for abortion

    04/24/2015 12:14:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/24/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    David Gibson suggested this might be Hillary Clinton’s “clinging to guns and religion” moment, and he may be right — assuming she survives the corruption scandals in the first place. Last night, Hillary told the Women in the World Summit that the path to Abortion Nirvana will only open up by changing religion, culture, and values to accommodate it:CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO “Far too many women are denied access to reproductive health care and safe childbirth, and laws don’t count for much if they’re not enforced. Rights have to exist in practice — not just on paper,”...
  • Straight pride fliers removed from YSU campus

    04/24/2015 10:42:52 AM PDT · by rktman · 23 replies
    wkbn.com ^ | 4/23/2014 | Gerry Ricciutti
    Leaders with the Student Government Association at Youngstown State University said they decided to act quickly this week when posters showed up on campus promoting “Straight Pride” week next month. The posters contained profanity, which our station has blurred for viewers. The posters promote the event as a way of not showing the differences between students. Campus leaders said while they believe the posters were meant more as satire, especially since no names were associated with them, they determined the flyers went too far with their message.
  • Gun controllers get hot on Hillary

    04/24/2015 9:51:48 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/24/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Gun-control groups are gearing up for a Hillary Clinton campaign for president, saying the White House hopeful could prove a gigantic boon for their own policy devices. “As Hillary runs for president, she has a tremendous opportunity to educate the American public about how effective background checks are and the need to finish the job,” said Dan Gross, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, to the Hill.
  • The GOP contenders

    04/23/2015 2:51:03 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Globe and Mail ^ | April 23, 2015 | Paul Koring in Washington
    While the Democratic nomination is so far very much about one person – Hillary Clinton – the GOP contest is anything but. As Paul Koring reports, nearly all of the likely Republican candidates are political heavyweights with a real shot at the Oval Office.The Republican field vying for the party’s 2016 presidential nomination is as crowded and wide open as the Democratic lineup is scant and predictable. With three already declared candidates, three more probables poised to enter and a pack of hopefuls, long shots and returning also-rans, the Republican race will be hard-fought, chaotic and compelling. This field includes...
  • Toy Guns in America: The 1950s Versus Today

    04/12/2015 2:38:34 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 39 replies
    Check out this old toy gun commercial from the 1950s or '60s and compare it to how children who play with toy guns (or even their own food or fingers fashioned like a gun) are treated today. Do you think kids today are going to want to uphold their 2nd Amendment rights after they are terrorized and suspended or expelled by their schools for chewing a breakfast tart into an L-shape or being forced at age five to undergo a psych eval for bringing a Hello Kitty bubble gun to class? Others not included here are a kid who was...
  • An Unlikely Convert: An Interview with Rosaria Butterfield [Atheist Lesbian now Christ Follower!]

    04/23/2015 8:53:39 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 17 replies
    ligonier.org ^ | Nathan Bingham
    Tabletalk: Your book is titled The Secret Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert. Could you explain some of your “secret thoughts,” and why you were an “unlikely convert”? Rosaria Butterfield: I considered myself an atheist, having rejected my Catholic childhood and what I perceived to be the superstitions and illogic of the historic Christian faith. I found Christians to be difficult, sour, fearful, and intellectually unengaged people. In addition, since the age of twenty-eight, I had lived in monogamous lesbian relationships and politically supported LGBT causes. I coauthored Syracuse University’s first successful domestic partnership policy while working there as a professor...
  • ‘YOU’RE GONNA BE OUR SLAVES': Watch These Black Radicals Harass White People In Public

    04/23/2015 8:31:32 AM PDT · by Nacho Bidnith · 68 replies
    Facebook ^ | April 20, 2015 | Dinesh D'Souza
    This shocking video shows black racism on the street; can you imagine the media coverage if these guys were white? Extreme language, NSFW
  • FLASHBACK: "Hippies Crying Over Dead Trees" Video

    04/23/2015 7:29:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 4/22/2015 | Christine Rousselle
    In 2008, some wonderful soul uploaded a video titled "Hippies-Crying Over Dead Trees" to YouTube. It is glorious. Enjoy.
  • Looking Back: The Doomsayers Were Wrong about the BP Oil Spill; Mother Nature Heals Itself

    04/23/2015 7:08:29 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 24 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/23/2015 | by STEPHEN MOORE & JOEL GRIFFITH Read more at: http://www.nationalreview.com/article/417345/doomsay
    Five years ago this week, a blowout of BPÂ’s Deepwater Horizon oil rig 40 miles from the Gulf Coast tragically claimed eleven lives and spilled 3 million barrels of oil from the damaged wellhead into the Gulf. ItÂ’s hard to forget the video images of thick oil gushing, day after day, into the regionÂ’s waters. It was a horrific accident that caused substantial damage to the ecology and commerce of the region. Gulf-area wildlife, portions of the shoreline, tourism, fishers and shrimpers, and energy-sector workers suffered large losses in the aftermath of the spill. BP has paid close to $27...
  • Ted Cruz Showed Eloquence, and Limits, as Debater at Princeton

    04/22/2015 1:33:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The New York Times ^ | April 22, 2015 | Jason Horowitz
    PRINCETON, N.J. — By the time he was a senior at Princeton University in 1992, Ted Cruz had developed an arsenal of rhetorical skills and theatrical gestures that made him one of the most polished performers on the college debate circuit. So when he reached the quarterfinals of the national championships at M.I.T., with the title that had eluded him so far now in sight, he decided to try to knock his Harvard opponents off balance with one of his favorite tricks. Instead of the regular practice of defending his proposed topic — the merits of mind-reading — Mr. Cruz...
  • Earth Day Heroes: Top 10 Countries With The Lowest Carbon Emissions [SLIDESHOW]

    04/22/2015 9:02:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 41 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/21/2015 | PG Veer
    Wednesday is Earth Day. Like Earth Hour in March, this celebration will be yet another complaint-fest about how our modern lifestyles, especially our CO2 emissions, are destroying the planet. Why not be positive, for once? Instead of blaming carbon “criminals,” maybe Earth Day should celebrate carbon heroes. Here are the 10 countries with the lowest CO2 emissions per capita, according to the World Bank.
  • ‘Buy Locally': Horse And Buggy Advice From The Green Movement

    04/22/2015 8:50:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 35 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 4/21/2015 | Steve Goreham
    Earlier this month I attended climate change lectures at the University of Chicago and Wheaton College. Local sourcing was touted as a solution to environmental ills. At Wheaton, a visiting professor from Scotland proposed that global warming could be stopped if people sourced food, energy, and other life essentials locally. He failed to offer advice on the sustainability of airplane flights from Scotland to Chicago.
  • Earth Day 2015: Thought for the Day(Harpy erf day everybody! Let's light some tires)

    04/22/2015 8:17:26 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 4/22/2015 | Anthony J. Sadar
    All the talk about saving the Earth should have been focused on action to lift a billion people out of poverty. But, as the saying goes, talk is cheap. And caring for the planet’s poor is expensive, and hard, especially in terms of getting the world’s ruling class to even budge on their arrogant leftist ideology that aids in the impoverishment of the masses.
  • Science Fiction - The Culture War's Line in the Sand

    04/22/2015 7:05:02 AM PDT · by GrootheWanderer · 50 replies
    LewRockwell.com ^ | April 16, 2015 | Allan Davis
    A small clique of left-wing publishers, editors, writers, and fans have controlled the Hugo for years, and they are threatening to make sure the winner of this year’s Hugos are all “No Award.” Yes, “No Award” is a valid vote; it’s a shame that’s not an option in political elections. Larry Correia, Brad Torgerson, Vox Day, and all of the other “Puppies” supporters set out to demonstrate that the Hugo process was politicized and broken. They said that if authors were nominated who didn’t “fit the mold,” who weren’t approved by the ruling faction, they would be blacklisted, ostracized, insulted,...
  • Obama to spotlight global warming during Earth Day visit to Everglades [Lenin's birthday]

    04/22/2015 4:50:50 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Mashable ^ | April 22, 2015 | Andrew Freedman
    For the 45th annual Earth Day on Wednesday, President Obama will elevate global warming to the top of the list of environmental threats currently facing Americans, in a speech at the Everglades National Park. The trip, his first to the fragile but vital "river of grass" that, following decades of human interference now occupies a fraction of its former sprawling range in southern Florida, also comes with a heavy dose of politics. Winning the state will be key for any presidential candidate in the 2016 race, and two leading contenders for the Republican nomination, former governor Jeb Bush Senator Marco...
  • US presidential hopeful Marco Rubio reaches out to gay Republicans

    04/22/2015 12:46:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 45 replies
    Asia One / Reuters ^ | April 22, 2015
    NEW YORK - Marco Rubio, the youthful Republican presidential hopeful who touts himself as the candidate of his party's future, has been making moves to court a socially liberal faction of his party that represents gay conservatives. The Florida senator's staff have held quarterly meetings with the Log Cabin Republicans "going back some time", their executive director, Gregory Angelo, told Reuters. The meetings with the advocacy group were to discuss legislation, issues and opportunities to "partner on," Angelo said. Rubio's office declined to comment on the meetings. The discussions highlight the tricky electoral math for Republican presidential aspirants like Rubio....
  • WIKILEAKED: Bloomberg’s Everytown for Gun Control’s strategic plan

    04/21/2015 10:14:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    gunssavelife.com ^ | 4/18/2015 | unknown
    The Wikileaks release of Sony Pictures emails is helping to paint a picture of how Everytown For Gun Control, Bloomberg’s central gun grabbing group is promoting itself to potential donors. One new point we picked up was that Bloomberg is dumping $50M annually into the Everytown cesspool of paid political hacks. Email #1 From John Feinblatt of Everytown for Gun Control johnfeinblatt@everytown.org To michael_lynton@spe.sony.com, david.diamond@spe.sony.com FYI: Lynton is the CEO of Sony Pictures Entertainment. David Diamond is his secretary.
  • No Salamander Evolution Evidence, Past or Present

    04/20/2015 8:43:34 AM PDT · by fishtank · 80 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | 4-16-2015 | Frank Sherwin
    No Salamander Evolution Evidence, Past or Present by Frank Sherwin, M.A. * Scientists in Portugal unearthed a "super salamander" which, although "weird compared to anything today," is still very much a salamander.1 The fossilized bones of the six-foot (two meter) animal were discovered on a hillside dig "chock-full" of bones and declared to originate from the "Upper Triassic" period, some 200 million years ago according to evolutionary dating. While evolutionists like to claim that variations in traits within a species are proof of evolution, salamanders have always been salamanders regardless of their size.
  • The Introspective Roger Ailes: Fox News' Chief on Hillary Clinton, Ted Cruz, Brian Williams' Future

    04/20/2015 8:36:01 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 8 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | April20,2015 | Marisa Guthrie
    The picture is signed by Dr. Bernice King and Dr. Alveda King, King's daughter and niece, respectively, who attended in November the graduation ceremony for the Ailes Apprenticeship Program, a diversity education program he founded in 2004. In point of fact, though, Ailes actually knew Dr. King back in the 1960s — the two crossed paths occasionally when Ailes was a local TV producer in Philadelphia. It's a nugget of Ailes' 'biography that some might find surprising. "They certainly don't know me," says Ailes. Since creating Fox News in 1996 after leaving NBC in frustration, he has become the most...
  • Corporations That Sponsor Sharpton’s National Action Network Convention

    04/19/2015 11:19:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | Jillian Kay Melchior
    Despite questions of the Rev’s financial irregularities and allegations of shakedowns, they support him. Several big corporations sponsored the annual convention last week for National Action Network, Al Sharpton’s in-the-red nonprofit, according to a list obtained by National Review.
  • Katie Hopkins in the Death Camp of Tolerance

    04/19/2015 9:34:37 AM PDT · by rktman · 10 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/19/2015 | James Delingpole
    Katie Hopkins is in trouble again. Instead of welcoming boatloads of Libyan immigrants into Europe with open arms, she argues in her latest Sun column, we should be repelling them with gunboats and sending them back home.
  • Think Global Warming Is Bad? Wait Until You Meet Sustainability

    04/19/2015 9:28:05 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 4/18/2015 | William Briggs
    The problem with global warming is that eventually it must meet reality. Either the globe is warming up at horrific rates as the models have promised, or it isn’t. And if it isn’t, then those still calling themselves “scientists,” and meaning it, must admit failure and move on.
  • The End Of Civilization

    04/19/2015 6:35:02 AM PDT · by dontreadthis · 8 replies
    The End Of Civilization https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mzShgcocaqg
  • Will there be a National Conversation after environmentalist shoots energy worker?

    04/18/2015 8:53:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 17 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 4/18/2015 | Noah Rothman
    A disturbing story flagged by The Washington Free Beacon’s Lachlan Markay out of West Virginia indicates that a man, enraged by the drilling taking place in his state, shot an employee of an energy exploitation company on Monday.
  • The Living Law, by Louis Brandeis

    04/18/2015 8:26:31 AM PDT · by ProgressingAmerica · 12 replies
    Archive.org ^ | January 3rd, 1916 | Louis D. Brandeis
    THE LIVING LAW (1) (Alt. Link) By Louis D. Brandeis (2) The history of the United States, since the adoption of the constitution, covers less than 128 years. Yet in that short period the American ideal of government has been greatly modified. At first our ideal was expressed as “A government of laws and not of men.” Then it became “A government of the people, by the people and for the people.” Now it is “Democracy and social justice.” In the last half century our democracy has deepened. Coincidentally there has been a shifting of our longing from legal justice...
  • NAACP urges 'black people' to take up arms

    04/18/2015 7:12:04 AM PDT · by rktman · 97 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Arkansas black leaders are urging fellow minorities to take up arms, join gun clubs and help curb what they perceive as unjustified violence from police – the latest of many such call-to-arms among members of the black community. “Law enforcement has to understand, you cannot do what you please when you see us,” said Crittenden County NAACP chief, Shabaka Afrika, in a news conference reported by WTOC. Crittenden County Justice Commission founder Hubert Bass said locals ought to become better educated, especially about their constitutional rights, and should join gun clubs. “We’re going to study law,” he said. “What our...
  • The Party of Ideas: Applied Conservatism 101

    04/17/2015 3:03:04 PM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 9 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | 4-27-15 | Fred Barnes
    Middleburg, Va. Republicans have few built-in advantages in politics. But they do have one that’s already a factor in the 2016 presidential campaign. That advantage is ideas, especially ones affecting middle-income Americans. GOP presidential candidates were among the first to notice. Florida senator Marco Rubio, who announced for president last week, met several times with a group of conservative intellectuals last year. Now his agenda, notably on taxes, echoes their ideas. So does his new book, American Dreams: Restoring Economic Opportunity for Everyone. When Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, came to Washington in February, he made a point of...
  • Teens shocked by graphic content at anti-bullying conference (WARNING GRAPHIC CONTENT)

    04/17/2015 12:04:10 PM PDT · by kingattax · 49 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | April 17, 2015 | Todd Starnes
    Editor's note: WARNING: GRAPHIC CONTENT They thought the Iowa Governor’s Conference on LGBTQ Youth was about anti-bullying. Instead, about 1,000 teenagers from more than 100 Iowa communities were treated to a profanity-laced performance by a drag queen along with graphic conversations on oral sex and a transgender tutorial on how to make fake testicles. The April 3rd conference was sponsored by Iowa Safe Schools, a non-profit group that creates “safe and supportive schools” for LGBTQ young people. Some parents were furious about some of the sexually explicit comments from paid speakers – including a comedian who told the high school...
  • Environmentalism’s Opposition To Human Flourishing

    04/17/2015 11:42:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 4/17/2015 | Doug Reich
    A worldwide switch to a “more European” work schedule, which includes working fewer hours and more vacation time, could prevent as much as half of the expected global temperature rise by 2100, according to the analysis, which used a 2012 study that found shorter work hours could be associated with lower carbon emissions.
  • Jeb Bush: Legal Status for Illegals ‘Rational, Thoughtful’

    04/17/2015 8:55:26 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/17/15
    On Friday in New Hampshire, former Florida Governor Jeb Bush said giving illegal immigrants a pathway to “earned legal status” is a “rational, thoughtful” way to deal with illegal immigrants in the country. Speaking at the Politics and Eggs breakfast, Bush, who said last year that illegal immigration is an “act of love,” proposed giving illegal immigrants provisional work permits after they pay taxes and fines and granting them legal status that they can “earn over an extended period of time.” Bush said that illegal immigrants should not earn citizenship, which will again bring up his waffling on the citizenship...
  • 5 Reasons Why Everyone Should Stream The Prince of Egypt on Netflix

    04/17/2015 2:39:27 AM PDT · by Michael van der Galien · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 04-17-2015 | Michael van der Galien
    Dear Dave, Yesterday evening you suggested I watch The Prince of Egypt, in your opinion the best movie inspired by the book of Exodus. Although I didn’t have time then, I got to it this morning. It impressed me mightily. The top 5 reasons why I loved it – and why everybody who reads this article should watch it if they haven’t already – are: 1. Moses never doubts God, only himself. This is a vital lesson for believers of all kinds; you can doubt your own abilities, but never doubt the most high God, who created everything, and without...
  • Sandy Hook Promise Not Anti-Gun? Let’s Check

    04/16/2015 10:59:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    shotgunnews.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | Robert W. Hunnicutt
    Yesterday’s report on country singer Tim McGraw’s pending appearance in a benefit concert for Sandy Hook Promise drew more response than anything that’s ever appeared on shotgunnews.com. By quite a measure. Clearly, this struck a nerve.
  • Pro Tip: Don’t ask for a Christian cake [The bakery business has become a cultural battleground]

    04/16/2015 7:24:10 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/16/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    Really? Another story about bakeries and cakes and who will or won’t bake what without the feds crashing your business? Apparently so. At Right Wing News, Warner Todd Huston has been tracking the story of an Arizona pastor, Joshua Feuerstein, who has been concerned over trends where Christians seem to be exclusively targeted for action if they assert their rights to Freedom of Religion, specifically in the case of so called “gay wedding cakes.” To prove his point, he contacted a “gay bakery” (though how this is defined is a bit hazy) owned by Sharon Haller and asked them...
  • Is Race Following Gender in Becoming a ‘Fluid’ Identity Construct?

    04/16/2015 7:14:17 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/16/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Not long ago, the New York Times uncovered the artifact that Republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush had once listed himself as “Hispanic” on a Florida voter-registration form. Bush is married to a Mexican American. He lived for a number of years in South America and speaks Spanish fluently. Maybe he has consciously assumed a Hispanic identity. Or perhaps he did not think there was much of a difference between “white” and “Hispanic.” Or, as he said, he simply checked the wrong box by accident. Vijay Chokal-Ingam, whose family immigrated from India, and who is the brother of sitcom-actress Mindy Kaling,...
  • Black man helps white woman, black mob 'retaliates'

    04/16/2015 7:04:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 26 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | Cheryl Chumley
    Customer Mary Fuller was so scared by the unruly teens flashing gang signs and raising a “ruckus” in the parking lot of the BP gas station in Memphis, Tennessee, that she expressed her fears to a complete stranger, who offered to walk the elderly white woman outside to her car. “I said, ‘I don’t know if I ought to walk out of here or not, because they’re still fighting,’” Fuller told WMC-TV. “He said, ‘It’s not a problem. I’ll take care of this.’” The man she confided in was Orrden Williams, who had gone to the gas station to use...
  • Hillary’s Ungainly Glide

    04/15/2015 11:31:34 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 13 replies
    WSJ ^ | April 14, 2015 | Peggy Noonan
    [SNIP]...Republican candidates get grilled, sometimes impertinently, and pressed, sometimes brusquely. And it isn’t true that they’re only questioned in this way once they announce, Scott Walker has been treated like this also, and he has yet to announce. Republicans see this, and then they see that Mrs. Clinton isn’t grilled, is never forced to submit to anyone’s morning-show impertinence, is never the object of the snotty question or the sharp demand for information. She gets the glide. She waves at the crowds and the press and glides by. No one pushes. No one shouts the rude question or rolls out...
  • What does gun violence cost? Methodology

    04/15/2015 8:48:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    motherjones.com ^ | 4/15/2015 | ted miller
    This is an estimate of the money that police departments spend to respond to and investigate gun-related crimes. It includes police salaries, benefits, and equipment, as well as overhead costs to the police department. Miller based this calculation on the amount of time police spent on initial response and follow-up (based on this sample survey) and the amount of money police departments spend on average per officer (including fringe benefits, equipment, supervision, etc.) using data from the 2006 Census of Governments
  • The Real Helicopter Parents (how the top 0.1% live)

    04/15/2015 7:55:14 AM PDT · by pabianice · 18 replies
    Air and Space Magazine ^ | 5/2015 | Bahnsen
    Becoming a “den leader” to kids in choppers is not how Mark Robinson foresaw his career, but that’s what the chief pilot of Revolution Aviation has been since opening his helicopter flight school in 2013. The school operates at John Wayne Airport, which caters to the wealthy in Orange County, California—where super-yachts dominate the harbor, Ferraris and Bentleys tool up the Pacific Coast Highway, and parents wanting helicopter lessons for their kids can easily front up to $1,000 an hour. Robinson, who was raised in a mud hut by missionary parents in the African country of Cameroon, finds the new...
  • Barbra Streisand Thinks Obama Economy Is Great. What She’s Missing.

    04/15/2015 7:39:01 AM PDT · by rktman · 21 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/14/2015 | Stephen Moore
    Poor Barbra Streisand. Just last month the renowned economist (who also describes herself as a “singer,” “actress,” and “activist”) penned an opinion piece titled “Have You Heard the Good News?” about how well the economy is performing under Barack Obama. It was a pep rally of sorts, and all that was missing were the pom-poms. “President Obama’s administration, with only opposition from the Republicans,” she gushed, “has steadily helped put more than 11 million Americans back to work in the private sector.”
  • Denzel Washington: The Bible is 'The Answer People Are Looking For ... Give It a Shot'

    04/15/2015 7:31:38 AM PDT · by rktman · 28 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 4/14/2015 | Michael W. Chapman
    In explaining why the Bible is a best seller year after year, Academy Award-winning actor Denzel Washington said there is something "tugging" inside of us, "telling us to believe in something," which is God, and that the Bible provides "the answer people are looking for" even if they do not realize it at first.
  • Shouldn't Christians Just Obey the Law?

    04/14/2015 3:49:30 PM PDT · by fwdude · 70 replies
    If there’s one thing today’s secular progressive enjoys, it’s telling Christians how to be Christians. It feels funny when it happens. A bit like getting combat training from Jane Fonda or Cindy Sheehan. But they mean well. And they know a verse. Their favorite verse is Matthew 7:1, which says “judge not lest ye also be judged.” They quote it every time a Christian expresses an opinion because their years of deep theological study have shown them that Matthew 7:1 means it’s wrong to have an opinion. About anything. After all, an opinion is a judgment and you can’t do...
  • Things You Can’t Wear to a Music Festival, According to Social Justice Internet(no joke!)

    04/14/2015 10:11:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 43 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 4/13/2014 | Katherine Tempf
    Music-festival season is underway, and it’s important to make sure to dress appropriately — not just for the weather, but for cultural sensitivity as well. If you’re not sure what I mean, that’s okay! I spent some time on Social Justice Internet today finding some helpful tips so that you can understand what I mean and why it’s so important: Aside from obvious no-nos like Native-American headdresses or Indian bindis, you also need to make sure that the patterns on your clothes aren’t offensive. That’s right — it’s not enough to simply make sure your shirt is clean and doesn’t...
  • Moms Demand Action Stamp Their Little Feet at Kroger. Again.

    04/14/2015 9:12:43 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    thetruthaboutguns.com ^ | 4/14/2015 | Dan Zimmerman
    Nothing – and we mean nothing – chaps Shannon Watts’ backside more than being ignored. As recently as last month, Kroger, the Cincinnati-based food giant, once again told MDA to go peddle their anti-2A papers somewhere else.