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  • Dunham, Duggar, Hastert: A Tale of the Left's Twisted Morality

    05/30/2015 7:12:11 AM PDT · by lifeofgrace · 10 replies
    sgberman.com ^ | 5/30/15 | Steve Berman
    Aesop couldn’t have told this fable better.  Three sex scandals, and three different responses.  The Left celebrates admitted sexual abuse for their own, ravages those who honestly approach the subject, and withholds judgment for those who cover it up. The profane, progressive and feminist actress Lena Dunham molested her one-year-old sister when she was seven.  Dunham admitted, even praised this act, calling it “sexual exploration.”  When they were older, she also paid her sister with candles for “prolonged kisses on the lips” and masturbated in bed next to her when Dunham was 17 and her sister was just 11 years old....
  • Is the Supreme Court Going to Chip Away at Heller?

    05/30/2015 5:57:28 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The Supreme Court has been doing a very peculiar dance around an appeal from the Ninth Circuit.   The appeal is about a preliminary injunction in the case Jackson v.  San Francisco, on two regulations.   One requires that  (1) "the handgun is stored in a locked container or disabled with a trigger lock that has been approved by the California Department of Justice," or (2) "[t]he handgun is carried on the person of an individual over the age of 18. The second regulation bans the sale of expanding ammunition.  As Heller explicitly noted, as explained in the opinion: In Heller,...
  • Failure To Thrive

    05/30/2015 5:35:02 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-30-2015 | MOTUS
    Unprecedented! The U.S. economy has failed to thrive under Big GuyÂ’s careful care and tending. First Quarter growth, originally reported to have at the robust pace of 0.2% in the first quarter, actually {{{horrors!}}} shrunk by 0.7%. That was far worse than the agencyÂ’s initial estimate that showed 0.2% growth, marking an abrupt reversal from the prior nine months when growth surged and the economy appeared on the verge of a long-delayed breakout.Long-delayed indeed: the recovery we've HOPEd for has been lurking around the corner for 6 years now. Yes, thereÂ’s light at the end of the tunnel, letÂ’s hope...
  • Sultan Knish Blog Greenfield, Sultan Knish blog: Pro-Crime Policies Work

    05/30/2015 5:20:01 AM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 6 replies
    The Sultan Knish blog ^ | Friday, May 29, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, May 29, 2015 Pro-Crime Policies Work Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Despite a generation in which radical anti-crime policies such as enforcing the law and locking up criminals slashed murder rates, there’s still plenty of debate over whether anti-crime policies work. But no one can argue over whether pro-crime policies work. 108 people were shot in New York, Baltimore and Chicago over the weekend. Many of the casualties were saved from that terrible “school-to-prison pipeline” that bedevils promising young crack dealers and instead went straight to the morgue. 56 people were shot in Chicago including...
  • More than 20% of Americans Receive Welfare [semi-satire]

    05/30/2015 1:32:34 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 16 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 29 May 2015 | John Semmens
    According to the latest Census Bureau data, 21.3% of those living in America are receiving welfare benefits. This includes more than 41% of Blacks, more than 36% of Hispanics, more than 17% of Asians and more than 13% of whites. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell called it "a good start on the President's transformative agenda. Ideally, all output would be put into a common pot and doled out to individuals and families based on need. The notion that a person should be self-supporting is archaic. In another generation it will be completely replaced by an appreciation for the...
  • More From Feminist Tumblr

    05/29/2015 5:37:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | May 28, 2015 | Robert Stacy McCain
    Autumn is a 24-year-old cisgender queer Muslim, who posted this: “Hands up if large groups of aggressively loud white boys in your vicinity freak you out.”To which spyderqueen (“mental health stuff, feminist rantings”) added: “One of the things that bonds women, POC, and LGBTQA+ together: The fear of white men in numbers.”That comment got more than 300,000 likes and reblogs in nine months. This is what feminism is really about: The promotion of completely irrational (but politically useful) fear. My advice to “white boys” is: Always travel in large groups and be aggressively loud, because it makes feminists freak out....
  • The GOP’s lunatic center

    05/29/2015 3:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    Frost Illustrated ^ | May 29, 2015 | Lee A. Daniels, NNPA Columnist
    The Republican Party doesn’t have a lunatic fringe. It has a lunatic center: a core bloc of white voters and officeholders whose extreme conservatism leads them to indulge again and again in outlandish conspiracy theories and, more seriously, proposed and enacted legislation of disgraceful callousness. The past few weeks have offered two striking examples of how dependent the Party’s base and elected officials have become on spouting and trying to enact as legislation their own worst impulses. One involves the American military’s three-month-long Jade Helm 15 combat-training exercises that will get underway in July and spread over various sparsely populated...
  • Well used Colt Officer's Model has been passed down the line

    05/29/2015 3:14:36 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    My father had a Colt officers model .38 for many years.  I first remember it being in the house about 1960 or so, but he likely had it well before that.  I recall shooting it as a child, and thinking that it was powerful, and loud.  My brother was given the pistol; I did not feel slighted, as there were plenty of guns to go around.  One of the interactions that I had with the old Colt was when it was impounded when my brother got into some legal difficulties. The Colt was sent to the Crime Lab in...
  • Conservatives Are The Counterculture

    05/29/2015 10:41:25 AM PDT · by PoliticallyShort · 31 replies
    PoliticallyShort.com ^ | 05/29/2015 | PoliticallyShort
    George Orwell wrote in his preface to Animal Farm that “Unpopular ideas can be silenced, and inconvenient facts kept dark, without the need for any official ban…At any given moment there is an orthodoxy, a body of ideas which it is assumed that all right-thinking people will accept without question, anyone who challenges the prevailing orthodoxy finds himself silenced with surprising effectiveness.” This prevailing orthodoxy defines the ideology of the contemporary Left of today. Motivated by abstractions and a vision of a utopian future based upon that which has never existed but which they are convinced they can create, the...
  • Coach is Right, Friday Short Stories

    05/29/2015 9:59:52 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/29/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    1.) Michelle Obama: Global Warming Is The New Civil Rights Movement Fighting global warming is this generation’s “revolution,” said Michelle Obama to students at Oberlin College during the Memorial Day weekend, just like Martin Luther King Jr.’s civil rights struggle during the 1960s. “Climate change, economic inequality, human rights, criminal justice -– these are the revolutions of your time.” “And you have as much responsibility and just as much power to wake up and play your part in our great American story. Because it is absolutely still possible to make a difference. The great moments of our history are not...
  • Obama Knew He Was Trading Taliban Terrorists For Traitor

    05/29/2015 9:53:39 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 29 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 28, 2015 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Just as President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton knew the night of the Benghazi terrorist attack on September 11, 2012, that the attack on our diplomatic mission there was a preplanned terrorist attack, it has now become known that President Obama knew in real time that Bowe Bergdahl in fact was a deserter who abandoned his post in the Afghanistan war zone. Bergdahl walked away from his comrades and his military responsibilities in June 2009 after he finished his guard shift at an outpost in Southeastern Afghanistan’s Paktika Province. And his fellow soldiers knew at the time...
  • Coca Cola Runs Ad Campaign Featuring Gay Family; "We Choose Happiness over Tradition"

    05/29/2015 9:29:57 AM PDT · by rightistight · 181 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/29/15 | Aurelius
    Coca Cola is running ads that will appear on buses and signs featuring a gay couple and their adopted child. The ad shows a picture of two men holding a baby, playing with crayons. A bottle of Coca Cola is next to them. Over their heads reads, "We choose happiness ~over~ tradition. -the Van Bergen family." In the bottom right corner it reads, "#choosehappiness:" The ad implies that, though their family is not "traditional," the Van Bergens are happy. They also drink Coke:
  • Putin's Purchase of Clintons Varied Little fr How He Dealt w/ Yanukovych, Moscow's Own Shady Elite

    05/29/2015 8:42:20 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    There are plenty of similarities in the way North Korean dictator (or puppet, depending on who you ask) Kim Jon Unand Russian dictator (or teddy bear, depending on who you ask) Vladimir Putin maintain a political/security power base at home: In a 2012 report for Chatham House, James Greene wrote that a key part of Putin's method is to use corrupt business schemes to make elites in former Soviet states compliant. It is an extension of his strategy for controlling his own Kremlin elite.Such cynical 'leadership' is often effective at maintaining a regime's loyal core domestically, and the Kremlin also widely employs corruption...
  • D.C. Fails to Follow Court Order in 2A Case, Motion for Contempt filed

    05/29/2015 6:47:53 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Alan Gura has filed a motion to hold the District of Columbia in contempt for failing to follow Judge Scullin's preliminary injunction in the Wrenn v. D.C.   second amendment case. The  motion is very well written, the logic is clear.  Here is an portion: 7.  Mr. Powers’ experience is particularly troubling. He is a licensed D.C. firearms instructor, who was (finally) allowed to register his handgun.1 There is no question that Powers meets all background check and training requirements. There is no legal basis to deny him a permit. 8.  District law does not provide for this sort of...
  • White House: Hey, it’s not our job to defeat ISIS

    05/29/2015 6:44:35 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 45 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/29/15 | Dan Calabrese
    ISIS, Iraq is yours. Obama has better things to do You tell me: Is it really that big a deal when the Obama Administration comes right out and admits what we all know anyway? That they really have no heart for the fight against ISIS and they’re not going to make a serious commitment to winning it? It’s never been a secret that Obama’s political position on this - get out of Iraq completely and never get involved again - overrides any sort of commitment to the security of that nation or of the Middle East region in general. The...
  • Why I’m an IslamoVeryPhobe

    05/29/2015 6:41:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/29/15 | Dr. Brad Lyles
    I find myself compelled to be not only an Islamophobe but an IslamoVeryPhobe. I'm not just guarded or afraid regarding Islam; I'm VERY afraid of Islam. Always pay attention to the man behind the curtain. Pay especial attention to: THE DUELING QUR’ANS: Understand the true nature of the two Qur’ans (Medina and Mecca) that are combined into the single Qur’an. The earlier peaceful/loving Qur’an derives from Mohammed’s thirteen years of preaching in Mecca—“you have your religion and I have mine,” “there should be no compulsion in religion,” “to kill one person is as if killing the whole world.” The later...
  • When Your Name Becomes a Verb, Time to Move On

    05/29/2015 6:23:54 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 6 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-29-2015 | MOTUS
    There seems to be some controversy over whether Marie Harf is being promoted or unceremoniously “kicked up stairs.” Butt let’s be honest; not only is Spokes-mouth Barbie not the sharpest knife in the drawer, she makes the butter knife look like a lethal weapon: Harf is a dim bulb and the complete authorized version of the doctrine according to Barry shines none too brightly to begin with. Reduced to talking points and subject to questions, the doctrine is quickly reduced to parody. Thus Marie Harf. – PowerlineThus the “promotion” to  Senior Advisor for Strategic Communications to Secretary of State John...
  • IRS Indifferent to Hacking Incident

    05/29/2015 6:10:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/29/15 | Arnold Ahlert
    An agency beset by corruption, incompetence and arrogance: An arrogant leader overseeing an agency with a vast level of power over millions of vulnerable taxpaying Americans is a toxic mix Apparently the arrogance of IRS Commissioner John Koskinen knows no bounds. Facing questions about the ease by which hackers accessed the tax returns of more than 100,000 Americans from February to mid-May, he remained unapologetic. “These are actually organized crime syndicates that not only we but everybody in the financial industry are dealing with,” he declared—before boasting about the agency’s ability to stop approximately half the attacks. Koskinen also offered...
  • ‘The News’ now planted progressive propaganda

    05/29/2015 6:07:57 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/29/15 | Judi Mcleod
    America's first digital dictator In October of 2008 Obama and the Dems threw the Fundamental Transformation of America up in garish, jaw-dropping neon lights and the world thereafter was never to be the same. The communications world now digital gave an about to be jettisoned America its first digital dictator. Back then David Axelrod astroturfing portrayed Obama’s promised Brave New World as an empty screen, one on which Obama could be projected in whatever image folk wanted him to be, history’s first free phone and easy food stamp president. Down at core, the new messiah of Hope & Change was...
  • ADAM-12 SHRUGGED: Let Them Reap Their Cloward-Piven Chaos In Baltimore

    05/29/2015 5:17:24 AM PDT · by IChing · 100 replies
    ClashDaily.com ^ | 5/28/15 | Donald Joy
    The majority-minority denizens of the urban hellhole I call Baltimogadishu are getting exactly what they demanded (and deserve) for electing a 100% Afro-Marxist cabal; a cabal which viciously joins the Obama administration and media in demonizing local cops, while excusing and even sanctifying mobs of unfettered black terrorist thugs roaming and ruling the streets. Rates of mayhem and murder in Baltimore are skyrocketing through the roof, with police often surrounded and attacked by seething crowds of terrorists when they respond to calls. Given impossible work conditions, and a vacuum of official leadership or support, rank-and-file cops in Baltimore are apparently...
  • Pro-Paul group unleashes fiery attack ad

    05/29/2015 4:59:02 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 29, 2015 | Ben Kamisar
    A super PAC backing Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) is pulling no punches with the first attack ad of the 2016 GOP presidential primary, complete with fire-breathing bald eagles and slams of Sens. Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham for their stances on government surveillance. Mimicking the aggressive style of a wrestling event promo, the one-minute spot teases the Senate debate Sunday ("Sunday! Sunday!") over expiring portions of the Patriot Act as the “greatest brawl for liberty of the century." The ad, released by America's Liberty PAC, pits a photoshopped picture of Paul’s face on a bodybuilder against President Obama, “the head...
  • What We’re Watching: Gov. Scott Walker on Improving Education

    05/29/2015 4:31:13 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 5 replies
    Education Next ^ | May 29, 2015
    Republican presidential candidate and Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker spoke about improving education at a conference at Harvard University in July 2012 on Learning from Improving School Systems at Home and Abroad: International and U.S. State Trends in Student Performance. The conference was hosted by Harvard’s Program on Education Policy and Governance. Governor Walker spoke about the reforms he put in place in Wisconsin which gave local school districts the ability to make better decisions for their students while effectively managing their budgets. Click here for the complete video from that conference and here for videos from individual panels. Gov. Walker's...
  • TGIF Toons

    05/29/2015 4:10:42 AM PDT · by Reaganite Republican · 6 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 29 May 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Sanders: 1972 rape essay was ‘dumb attempt’ at satire

    05/29/2015 4:01:46 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 29, 2015 | Elliot Smilowitz
    Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) sought to distance himself Thursday from an essay he wrote in the 1970s that discusses rape fantasies. Michael Briggs, a spokesman for the 2016 White House contender’s campaign, called the essay a "dumb attempt at dark satire in an alternative publication,” according to CNN. Briggs added that the writing "in no way reflects his views or record on women,” saying it “was intended to attack gender stereotypes of the '70s.” The essay, published by the Vermont Freeman in 1972, discussed violent sexual fantasies. In it, Sanders wrote that a man’s “typical fantasy” is “a woman tied...
  • President Of Turkey’s Fascism Against Critics Is Getting INSANELY OUT OF CONTROL

    05/29/2015 3:11:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 2 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 5/28/15
    The President of Turkey’s obsession with his critics is getting so out of control that a woman from the opposition MHP party was detained by police and her party headquarters raided by Erdogan’s government for simply making an innocent ‘grey wolf’ party hand gesture at him while he was greeting the public: TODAY’S ZAMAN – A Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) provincial official was briefly detained for making a “wolf” sign, a Turkish nationalist hand gesture associated with her party, while President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s convoy was passing in front of the party’s building in the western province of Uşak on...
  • A glimpse at the future of commercial space mining, as the SPACE Act passes House of Representatives

    05/28/2015 7:15:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Next Web News ^ | May 21, 2015 | Bryan Clark
    In a move that shows commercial space exploration is not just possible, but probable, the United States House of Representatives just passed the SPACE Act in order to lay down some general guidelines in case you want to, you know, start a mining operation in space. While private charters like Virgin Galactic, and colonization missions to Mars by the likes of SpaceX are all the rage these days, the bill would suggest that enough private organizations have an interest in mining valuable resources from space that the need for legislation is necessary. Bear in mind, not a single private company...
  • Palestine - Netanyahu Goes For Gold In Shoot-Off With Obama

    05/28/2015 4:35:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/15 | David Singer
    Let the shoot-off with the reluctant and recalcitrant Obama administration begin Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu’s appointment of former United Nations ambassador Dore Gold to head up Israel’s Foreign Ministry - ensures that Israel will be confronting President Obama as he continues attempting to deviate from the commitments made to Israel by his predecessor President Bush in a letter dated 14 April to former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon (Bush Commitments). The Bush Commitments acknowledged the risks involved in Israel unilaterally disengaging from Gaza and evacuating the 8000 Jews who had established 21 settlements there over the preceding 35 years whilst...
  • Is this Your Country?

    05/28/2015 4:33:44 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/15 | Jim Yardley
    When a candidate says “This is my country” or “America is my country” -- which meaning do you think is running through his, or more likely, her mind? As we enter another election cycle for 2016, we will hear millions, if not billions of words coming out of the mouths of candidates and from thousands of politicians from every political subgroup. From Progressives, Socialists and Democrats to Republicans, Libertarians and Tea Partiers. Millions more will come from the mouths (or more realistically, the word processors) of self-claimed pundits, pseudo-journalists, unofficial representatives of whatever and the attack dogs for various front...
  • Sex—Sex and more sex…Every day, Every way, Every One

    05/28/2015 3:05:47 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/15 | DR. LAURIE ROTH
    Instead, many in America have turned sex and its expression into a walking and diseased 'side show.' I pray we will not become another 'Rome' but we are swiftly on our way It appears the gift of ‘sex’ and sexuality has been forced over a cliff and shattered into a thousand pieces of broken and perverted expression. Experts are everywhere and those who demand to change our legal, religious, educational and political core. We must become another creature…void of Godly morals, laced with experimental sexual drives and controlled by feelings, Government and liberal agendas. “Act out, do it again and...
  • I am SICK & TIRED of MadAve attacks on White Males! [Vanity]

    05/28/2015 1:46:29 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 65 replies
    Self
    OK, I've just watch the Nth iteration of Madison Avenue's everlasting attack of the last domestic enemy, the White Male (WM)! In recent memory there were the series of stupid Caucasian (non-Hispanic variant) men who 'starred' in the SPDR Fund ads. Now we have the AT&T ad campaign with the current one showing the husband/father totally unable to manage while the all-knowing female was away. A previous ad in this campaign had an equally clueless WM in a Real Estate Agency group of 4 much smarter women.
  • Suppressors: 40-state-legal; two more “Maybe Soon”

    05/28/2015 12:51:18 PM PDT · by OK Sun · 8 replies
    WeaponsMan ^ | May 28, 2015 | Hognose
    Last time we looked at suppressor legality, it was up to 37 of the 50 United States. (They’re banned in DC and all the Territories if memory serves). But that was months ago, so it was time to check again, just in time to learn that Minnesota, which banned suppressors for many years, legalized them, becoming State #40 to allow citizens who comply with the Federal National Firearms Act to own them. Even Minnesota’s anti-gun, anti-2nd-Amendment governor, Mark Dayton, signed the bill. A similar bill is on Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin’s desk. It is a very small change in the...
  • Baltimore Cop: No Proactive Policing

    05/28/2015 12:50:03 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 33 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | May 27, 2015 | Sarah Fisher
    Baltimore Cop: No Proactive Policing 5.27.2015 News Sarah Fisher Whilee Baltimore faces record levels of violence, an anonymous police officer told Sean Hannity last night that police will no longer be "proactive." This month there were 35 murders, and 32 reported shootings this past Memorial Day weekend alone. A current Baltimore police officer who chose to hide his identity reacted on "Hannity" tonight, saying that the surge in violence is a "direct result" from the six officers who were indicted by a grand jury in the death of Freddie Gray. "After the protests, it seems like the citizens would appreciate...
  • Obama’s Middle Eastern treachery and treason

    05/28/2015 11:13:03 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 5 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/28/15 | John C. Velisek USN (Ret.)
    In 2008 we elected a President that promised to transform the world. Well he has. And the results are dangerous at best. The Middle East is now a cauldron of flame and death for Christians and Muslims alike. It was Colin Powell who said “if you break it, you fix it.” Obama has broken it, but there is little chance he’ll fix it because he sees nothing wrong. Of course he blames others, Bush most of all. Has anyone ever heard Obama blame Carter, who with Zbigniew Brzezinski let the Iranian Revolution play out with the same indifference to results...
  • LA Unions Lobby for Exemption From $15/Hr. Minimum Wage Law They Pushed

    05/28/2015 10:17:20 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 20 replies
    NewsBusters.org ^ | May 27, 2015 | Tom Blumer
    This has to be the month's top entry in the "Just when you think you've seen it all" category — and it will be more than a little interesting to see how the nation's press handles it. As the Associated Press reported a week ago, the City Council in Los Angeles, by a vote of 14-1, ordered the drafting of a law mandating a citywide minimum wage of $15 per hour by 2020, noting that "the support of Mayor Eric Garcetti virtually guarantee its eventual adoption." Now that it's almost a done deal, labor unions whose members earn less want...
  • Puddles-R-Us

    05/28/2015 10:11:42 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 1 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 5-28-2015 | MOTUS
    Now that Big Guy has personally taken control of all of America’s waterways and puddles: President Obama’s administration on Wednesday claimed dominion over all of America’s streams, creeks, rills, ditches, brooks, rivulets, burns, tributaries, criks, wetlands — perhaps even puddles — in a sweeping move to assert unilateral federal authority. – Washington Times How long before the Republicans accuse him of causing the floods in Texas and Oklahoma? Because, you know, he hates white people.   Butt the good news is – “this was the moment when the rise of the oceans began to slow and our planet began to...
  • What the heck is going on with Wisconsin public education?

    05/28/2015 9:52:21 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | May 28, 2015 | Valerie Strauss
    What is the Wisconsin Legislature trying to do to public education in Republican Gov. Scott Walker’s state? State Superintendent Tony Evers has gone on record accusing lawmakers of moving toward new legislation “that erodes the basic foundation of Wisconsin’s public school system.” How? By legislature efforts that include refusing to spend more money on public education for the first time in more than 20 years while while giving millions of dollars more to expand a private voucher program, slashing higher education funding, and weakening licensing rules for teachers.
  • Hillary’s emails not classified while on her server but classified when released?

    05/28/2015 9:42:58 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-28-15 | DrJohn
      Pure political legerdemain. About 300 Hillary Clinton/Benghazi emails were released the other day. Mostly. WASHINGTON — The State Department released 296 Hillary Clinton e-mails from her private account on Friday, and one was deemed so sensitive that portions were reclassified as “secret.” Excuse me? What's going on here? The Post then goes on: Clinton insisted in March she never sent or received classified messages on her private e-mail account. Not so fast. "I didn't email any classified material to anyone on my email."claims Hillary. The NY Times: “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email,”...
  • Carly Fiorina hammers Hillary and Obama on equal pay for women

    05/28/2015 9:35:32 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 55 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/15 | Robert Laurie
    Hillary Should Look At Her Own Office Before Preaching On Equal Pay For Women A while back, we watched Rand Paul turn the standard media “gotcha” questions about abortion into a deft attack against the left. It was smart, tough, and something you’d hope to see more of. If you’ve been watching Carly Fiorina’s nascent campaign, you have. In fact, she’s turned the idea of making opponents into their own worst enemies into something of an art form. If Hillary refuses to answer a question, Fiorina points that out in her own response. If Hillary dodges the press for one...
  • Diversity Officer Who Called for Murder of White Men to Retain Position

    05/28/2015 9:29:07 AM PDT · by rightistight · 52 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 5/28/15 | Aurelius
    Bahar Mustafa, a diversity officer at Goldsmiths University, will retain her position at the school despite a number of inflammatory statements. Ms. Mustafa was first embroiled in controversy after she banned white men from a campus event: In response to criticisms of her racist acts, Mustafa responded that she cannot be racist, saying, “There have been charges laid against me that I am racist and sexist towards white men. I, an ethnic minority woman, cannot be racist or sexist towards white men, because racism and sexism describe structures of privilege based on race and gender, and therefore women of color...
  • A $15.00 minimum wage is the greedy taking advantage of the unskilled with the help of the Democrats

    05/28/2015 9:15:32 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/28/15 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Raising the wages of low to unskilled workers to $15.00 an hour will only help the Democrats and the extortionist unions who “represent” these workers. If low level salaries are doubled to $15.00 an hour, causing half of a shop’s workforce to be fired, the unions are way ahead. They will just double the dues for the remaining workers and not lose a cent in income. Better still, when employers fire half their workers just to survive, there will be half the number of members to bother union thugs with demands for services. The unions will still be able to...
  • Full Disclosure For All!

    05/28/2015 9:12:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/15 | Leigh Bravo
    Time to demand full disclosure before every newscast so the public is truly informed who is spoon-feeding them their news for the day Our government has pushed food labeling to the extreme. Demanding that calories, fat, sugar and other ingredients be fully visible to the public in order for them to be able to make informed decisions about the food they eat. But what about informing the public about the news they receive on a daily basis? Does the public deserve the same transparency about their news sources that the government is now demanding from food manufacturers and restaurants? After...
  • EPA decides that pothole full of water on your property just might be a wetland

    05/28/2015 9:09:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/15 | Dan Calabrese
    And that gives them jurisdiction over it No act of Congress is involved here, but since when is that significant when we’re talking about the Obama Administrative State? The Clean Water Act of 1986 gives the EPA authority to claim jurisdiction over wetlands, and the language in the act leaves a bit of room for interpretation concerning just what a wetland is. You know what the Obama EPA will do with that, right? Wetlands are supposed to be protected because of their importance to ecosystems. That’s why the act talks in terms of water with a significant nexus to a...
  • Obama Amnesty Stays Shut Down

    05/28/2015 9:06:07 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/15 | Matthew Vadum
    Appellate court enforces the law, not the whims of a rogue president President Obama’s unilaterally imposed immigration amnesty plan will remain suspended for the time being, thanks to a federal appeals court ruling that serves as a desperately needed reminder to Americans that the United States is not supposed to be a one-man dictatorship. On Tuesday two members of a three-judge panel of the New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit allowed an injunction to remain in place that blocks Obama from moving forward with his immigration plan. The ruling effectively extends the stay that was ordered...
  • The Hillary Enigma

    05/28/2015 8:47:17 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/15 | Al Caruba
    I suggest that Hillary ceases to be an enigma if you just think of the Wellesley student who thought the best topic for her senior thesis was the book by a dedicated Communist, Saul Alinsky Does it strike anyone as strange that the only candidate for the Democratic Party’s nomination to be the next President of the United States is the wife of a former President? There is no historic precedent for this, no way to measure this against how Americans have selected Presidents in the past. Like most Americans, I first took notice of her when Bill began his...
  • Left-Wing Writer Max Blumenthal Helped Craft Hillary’s ‘Youtube Video’ Benghazi Explanation

    05/28/2015 8:38:57 AM PDT · by TexasCajun · 17 replies
    TheDailyCaller.com ^ | 05/27/2015 | PATRICK HOWLEY
    Left-wing writer Max Blumenthal helped inspire Hillary Clinton’s debunked talking point that an obscure YouTube movie called “Innocence of Muslims” was responsible for the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. consulate in Benghazi, Libya in 2012. The son of Clinton’s longtime political adviser and informal Libya consultant, Max Blumenthal pushed his conspiratorial theories onto the secretary of state in the hours after Ambassador Chris Stevens and three others were killed. The Daily Caller reported in December that Hillary Clinton received the “Youtube video” talking points before the rest of the Obama administration. Clinton was the first administration official to suggest...
  • Ted Cruz Comes Clean: He’s a Secret Video Game Addict

    05/28/2015 7:30:21 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 119 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | May 28, 2015 | Tim Mak
    The senator is known as a Tea Party firebrand. What he’s not known as is a hidden geek who can’t get enough of ‘Candy Crush.’ He tells The Daily Beast why he can’t have a console.Long before Ted Cruz became a senator from Texas, he was a gamer. He’s known for being pugilistic on the Senate floor, but sometimes he’d rather be fighting cartoon zombies on his iPhone. It’s an uncommon lens through which to view Cruz, a controversial conservative figure who is now running for the highest political office in the country. Cruz’s video game habit fits into a...
  • Examining Trans Pacific Partnership

    05/28/2015 6:51:37 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 4 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/28/15 | Douglas V. Gibbs
    The TPP agreement is not designed to grow trade because instead it is constructed in a manner designed to carry on, and double-down, on the destructive policies already in place because of the Obama administration On Constitution Radio with Douglas V. Gibbs on May 23, 2015 over KMET 1490AM, the topic of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) free trade agreement moseyed its way into the arena of discussion. During the conversation a rare instance in the many year history of the radio program, and on the Political Pistachio blogsite for that matter, emerged where JASmius (my longtime co-host, staff writer,...
  • Elizabeth Warren is the Mitt Romney of Home Flippers

    05/28/2015 6:43:36 AM PDT · by fredericbastiat1 · 11 replies
    TheBlaze ^ | 2015-05-28 | Benjamin Weingarten
    But it ought to be pointed out that not only were Warren’s actions counter to her stated principles – they mimicked those of the private equity companies and other financial institutions that she has spent her entire public life railing against. What private equity professionals like Mitt Romney, and investors in general seek to do is “buy low and sell high.” Firms like Romney’s Bain Capital scour the market for businesses they believe are undervalued and/or have significant growth potential. They seek to buy these businesses at a low price, and grow them while making them more profitable and efficient...
  • Open Carry While Old, Sick, and Tired

    05/28/2015 6:39:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | Dean Weingarten
    I am mostly recovered from a nasty virus that I caught from my six month old grandson.  At times I was sleeping, or attempting to, 20 hours a day,  I could handle necessary chores, but simply trying to avoid coughing enough to breath comfortably, left me weak, and feeling too tired to exert myself.  Walking a couple of hundred yards was exhausting.  I had to go to the store a couple of times for off the shelf medicine and some ice cream, which I normally eat little of.   I became acutely aware of how vulnerable I was.  I could...
  • Neil deGrasse Tyson urges America to challenge China to a space race

    05/28/2015 3:58:37 AM PDT · by Marcus · 18 replies
    Houston Space Examiner ^ | May 28, 2015 | Mark R. Whittington
    According to a Tuesday story in the UK edition of the International Business Times, Neil degrease Tyson, the celebrity astrophysicist and media personality, advocated a space race between the United States and China. The idea is that such a race would spur innovation and cause industry to grow. The Apollo race to the moon caused a similar explosive period of scientific research and engineering development.