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  • Reaganite's Sunday Funnies

    01/25/2015 4:00:14 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 1 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • Greenfield: The Hollywood Jihad Against American Sniper

    01/24/2015 10:58:08 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 10 replies
    the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Saturday, January 24, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Saturday, January 24, 2015 The Hollywood Jihad Against American Sniper Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog American Sniper is the movie that should not have existed. Even though the book was a bestseller, nobody in Hollywood wanted the rights.  And why would they? The Iraq War already had an official narrative in Hollywood. It was bad and wrong. Its veterans were crippled, dysfunctional and dangerous. Before American Sniper, Warner Brothers had gone with anti-war flicks like Body of Lies and In the Valley of Elah. It had lost a fortune on Body of Lies; but losing money...
  • Don't Self-Flagellate About White Privilege. Do Something!

    01/24/2015 10:53:18 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    The Huffington Post's The Blog ^ | January 20, 2015 | Professor Merrill Cole
    It's not about being a good person because racism makes you feel bad. At a recent Black Lives Matter rally, I saw a middle-aged woman come nervously to the microphone. She began to speak about her white privilege. While she chided herself for past wrongs and oversights, she said next to nothing about the events that called the rally forth: the police killings of innocent black women and men, and the failure of the justice system to hold the killers accountable. Perhaps she didn't address these issues because she feared that in doing so, she would come across as a...
  • Sens. McCain, Flake rate boo-vation at AZ GOP meeting

    01/24/2015 7:27:09 PM PST · by ObamahatesPACoal · 20 replies
    Inauspicious beginning of Robert Graham’s second term at helm of AZ GOP The annual Statutory Meeting of the State Committee of the Arizona Republican Party was the site of another in the continued rejections of John McCain, as nearly 800 elected statewide delegates, carrying 435 proxies, expressed their displeasure with Arizona’s U.S. Senators John McCain and Jeff Flake. The duo made a grossly miscalculated judgment call by even turning onto the property where the Saturday meeting was held. McCain was introduced by Rev. C. T. Wright, a man of the cloth obviously selected to keep the crowd in check. But...
  • American Sniper: What do veterans say about the movie? (+video)

    01/24/2015 7:22:34 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 27 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor | January 24, 2015 | Samantha Laine
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK) Since the film opened earlier this month, "American Sniper" has stirred up passionate responses from critics and supporters alike. What began as a surprise box-office hit, raking in $105 million its opening weekend, is now a flashpoint for conservative and liberal views of the Iraq war. The movie follows the life of Chris Kyle – one of the deadliest snipers and a US Navy SEAL – and his deployment on four tours to Iraq. During this time, he was credited with 160 kills before he was honorably discharged in 2009 after 10 years of service. His 2012 memoir, also...
  • Hollywood actor Rob Lowe: Obama prefers fruit loops over Netanyahu

    01/24/2015 6:12:47 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 54 replies
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | January 25, 2015 | Tovah Lazaroff, Deputy Managing Editor
    Rob Lowe can't believe that Obama won't meet with Netanyahu, but will meet with YouTube star. How is it that a woman famous for eating cereal in a bathtub can get an audience with US President Barack Obama, when Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu failed to do so? asked Rob Lowe on Twitter. Among the Hollywood actorÂ’s famous roles, is that of Deputy White House Communications Director in the television show The West Wing. On Friday Lowe entered a real-life diplomatic drama, when he weighed in on one of the most serious crises in the often infamous series of political battles...
  • If elected, Trump will build “a beauty” of a wall on the southern border

    01/24/2015 4:28:48 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Hot Air ^ | January 24, 2015 | Jazz Shaw
    No political summit involving people who at least claim that they want to run for President would be complete without an appearance by Donald Trump. I’ll give the man one thing… he knows how to put on a show, and I’m not just talking about Celebrity Apprentice. After initially coming out and saying that he would have demolished Barack Obama if he’s stayed with the race the last time he ran, The Donald knew just what sort of red meat to throw to the crowd. Trump told that crowd that if he runs in 2016, his first order of business...
  • President Obama Releases Touching Statement On The Passing Of ‘Mr. Cub’ Ernie Banks

    01/24/2015 4:15:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    PoliticusUSA - Real Liberal Politics ^ | January 24, 2015 | Justin Baragona
    News broke Friday evening that one of the greatest baseball players to ever play the game, Ernie Banks, had passed away at the age of 83. The man lovingly known as “Mr. Cub” spent his enter major league career with the North Side franchise, slugging 512 home runs and winning two NL MVP awards. The 14-time All-Star started his playing career in the Negro Leagues and was the first black player to put on a Chicago Cubs uniform. Despite playing for the perennially bottom-dwelling Cubbies, his optimism and love of the game never wavered, as evidenced by his famous quote,...
  • Barbara Walters: We Thought Obama Was Going To Be The Next Messiah

    01/24/2015 4:04:14 PM PST · by Steelfish · 56 replies
    downtrend.com ^ | December18, 2013 | Brian Carey
    Barbara Walters: We Thought Obama Was Going To Be The Next Messiah By Brian Carey December 18, 2013. Last night, in a particularly refreshing moment of candor, Barbara Walters shared her disillusion over the ObamaCare failure. During an interview with Piers Morgan, she was asked why President Obama didn’t live up to his hype. This is a question that would not need to be directed at any conservative, because every conservative knew from the beginning that he wouldn’t live up to his hype. “He made so many promises,” Walters said. “We thought that he was going to be I shouldn’t...
  • There’s Much More To “Free Tuition” Than Obama Wants You To Know About

    01/24/2015 3:52:12 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-24-15 | Warren Beatty
    Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama has been on an education kick of late. On January 20, 2015, he proposed in his State of the Union speech "free tuition" to Community Colleges for anyone. To make sure that community college is accessible for everybody, put simply, what I'd like to do is to see the first two years of community college free for everybody who's willing to work for it. Obama announced a series of tax proposals that would raise taxes on financial institutions and wealthy individuals, and simplify education tax credits to pay for his plan for free community college...
  • Terror’s biggest advocate negotiates with Iran

    01/24/2015 3:45:21 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/24/15 | A. Dru Kristenev
    Obama: Is he irrelevant, or an advocate for Iran-backed terror? Even as President Obama gave his State of the Union address to the joint chambers of Congress Tuesday night, another domino was falling in Iran’s line-up of nation-state influence. Yemen’s leadership was on the brink of capitulation just as Obama was gloating over a failed foreign policy as being effective. Others have already pointed out how facts of Yemen and Somalia’s chaos contradict the president’s previous glorying in those states as testaments of his policy’s success. His idea as to what qualifies as success appear to deviate from that of...
  • Yemen Crumbles, Iraq Stumbles, America Fumbles

    01/24/2015 3:41:05 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/24/15 | David Singer
    How long will it take Obama to understand that Islamic State can only be comprehensively defeated by military action undertaken on the ground by a properly equipped, authorised United Nations international force? There are some 60 States in the American-led coalition pledged to degrading and destroying Islamic State—but only 21—regarded as “key members” were at the Conference in London on 22 January—which UK Foreign Minister Philip Hammond described in these terms: “Today, 21 key members of the global coalition met in London to review and discuss our efforts to degrade and defeat ISIL not just through military force, but by...
  • Obama runs to meet Saudi King Salman (but still refuses to meet Netanyahu)

    01/24/2015 2:44:39 PM PST · by lifeofgrace · 38 replies
    Charting Course ^ | 1/24/15 | Steve Berman
    President Obama has changed his scheduled departure on his trip to India so as to personally meet the new Saudi King Salman (according to CNN).  The POTUS is literally running to be among the first world leaders to genuflect to the new Saudi leader, only days after he was appointed. Vice President Joe Biden was originally set to have led a delegation to Saudi Arabia on Obama's behalf. However, the schedule for the President's departure from India has been adjusted to allow Obama to stop in Riyadh himself on his way home, White House press secretary Josh Earnest said. King Abdullah passed away Friday, at 90...
  • Obama Considering Measure To Ban Criticism Of Islam

    01/24/2015 11:09:12 AM PST · by Steelfish · 84 replies
    Rightsiderocks ^ | January 24, 2015
    Obama Considering Measure To Ban Criticism Of Islam Obama is considering a UN resolution that criminalizes speech Muslims consider blasphemous. Filed by Jessa Crane January 24th, 2015 If the Obama Administration has its way, the 1st Amendment will be subject to review by the United Nations. The UN is pushing member nations to adopt something they call UN resolution 16/18. This is a resolution- proposed by the Organization of Islamic Cooperation, which is made up of 56 Islamic states- which would criminalize "hate speech" targeting Muslims. This wholly un-Constitutional proposal was first floated in the aftermath of 9/11 amid fears...
  • FL: Act Compliant to Gain time and Opportunity

    01/24/2015 10:12:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Most armed robbers are reluctant to shoot.   There can be many reasons for this, including additional scrutiny from the authorities, drawing attention to the crime in progress, even a reluctance to inflict harm.   Often, this will give the victim an opportunity to feign compliance in order to gain an advantage. It happened in this case in Florida yesterday, the 22nd of January, 2015.  The victim in this case was Fabian Rosario.  He is a surveyor who was working with a colleague on a land survey when he was approached by a suspect who pulled a gun and demanded money. ...
  • A TIME TO START FIGHTING BACK

    01/24/2015 10:11:23 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 3 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/24/15 | John Velisek
    It appears the rest of the world has begun to ignore the phony charges of Islamophobia which are still tossed about in Washington, DC. -The United Arab Emirates placed the Council on American-Islamic Relations and others on the terror watch list in their country. -Egypt is looking to arrest a spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, as President Abdel el-Sisi has spoken of a reformation of Islam to become part of the modern world. And then there is our administration, which admittedly has no strategy. President Obama displays Yemen as a success story, while the murderers of the Charlie Hedbo...
  • Bush/Romney Political Wedding Falls Through [semi-satire]

    01/24/2015 9:08:50 AM PST · by John Semmens · 6 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    Hopes that a political wedding between former governors Jeb Bush (R-Fla) and Mitt Romney (R-Mass)--both potential Republican contenders for the presidency—would sweep aside other rivals fell through this week. While both the Bush and Romney camps were loath to release many details, insiders say the chief sticking point was who would be on top. Romney spokesman Richard Butz laid the blame on what he termed "Bush dynastic aspirations. It was our feeling that Mitt ought to be the one at the top of the ticket. Our polling shows that a substantial number of voters wish they had voted for Mitt...
  • Protocol? Obama Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Protocol

    “Don’t bother me, I’m negotiating with myself.”Now why on earth would Bibi breech protocol and not advise Big Guy that John Boehner invited him to speak to Congress in March? I suppose it might be that he disagrees with Barry’s position on not imposing additional sanctions against Iran. Maybe he has taken umbrage with Barry and the Brit Twit for boasting about their lobbying of Congress against additional sanctions. Or perhaps he’s not confident that Big Guy’s awesome diplomatic skills are adequate to get Iran to give up their nuclear weapon ambitions just because he’s willing to negotiate with Tehran...
  • FL: Judge rules; Fists are a Deadly Threat

    01/23/2015 8:19:36 PM PST · by marktwain · 21 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Jason Kinsey, found justified in self defense shooting. I have written about the concepts of disparity of force before, and of the fact that a punch to the head is a deadly threat.   Disparity of force can come into play in a number of ways.  The assailant can be much younger, stronger, bigger, faster, there can be multiple assailants, the element of surprise, or, an assailant with known martial arts skills.  The concept is that the attacker or attackers are a serious threat to a person's life or bodily integrity because of factors that give them unequal power outside...
  • Jeb Bush Sets 60 Fundraisers in Push to Freeze Out Foes [Time For Cruz To Declare!]

    01/23/2015 5:21:28 PM PST · by Steelfish · 36 replies
    Newsmax ^ | January 23, 2015 | Jennifer G. Hickey
    Jeb Bush Sets 60 Fundraisers in Push to Freeze Out Foes 3 Jan 2015 By Jennifer G. Hickey The 2012 presidential campaign broke nearly ever campaign finance record and the 2016 campaign likely will eclipse those figures, which is one reason why former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is preparing to set off on a 60-event fundraising tour in hopes of reaching a first-quarter fundraising goal of $100 million, reports Bloomberg News. During a series of meetings held in Washington, D.C., on Tuesday and Wednesday, those interested in supporting Bush were asked to raise various amounts of money — $50,000, $100,000,...
  • See the anti-Muslim Garfield comic the Tampa Bay Times is afraid to print

    01/23/2015 4:17:58 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 55 replies
    Spring Hill Courier ^ | 1/13/15 | Frank Fencil
    Newspapers across the country are afraid to run this comic strip penned by outspoken conservative cartoonist Jim Davis. But we here at the Spring Hill Courier aren’t afraid of controversy. Je suis Charlie!
  • White House Outraged over Boehner Invitation to Netanyahu [semi-satire]

    01/23/2015 3:45:45 PM PST · by John Semmens · 17 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 23 Jan 2015 | John Semmens
    The invitation House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) issued to Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to address a joint session of Congress has the Obama Administration in a state of apoplexy. "The Speaker did not have President Obama's permission to issue such an invitation," complained Press Secretary Josh Earnest. "Prime Minister Netanyahu did not have the President's permission to accept the invitation. It's a major breach of protocol that undermines Executive Supremacy." House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) characterized Boehner's move as "a critical blunder. I wouldn't be surprised if the President were to use this as an excuse to disband...
  • American Sniper and a quartet of horse’s asses

    01/23/2015 2:28:23 PM PST · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-23-15 | DrJohn
    I know. They could be siblings. There are times when you in your life when events transpire which are not just puzzling, but confounding. This is one of them. Michael Moore called Chris Kyle a “coward.” The rotund coward Moore is accompanied by nine bodyguards.Moore cornered, pressed and embarrassed an aging and failing Charlton Heston, who was kind enough to grant Moore an interview. Subsequently, at the 2005 National Board of Review Awards, Clint Eastwood had a warning for Moore: “Michael Moore and I actually have a lot in common – we both appreciate living in a country where there’s...
  • Private Property Rights Endangered by Nativism

    01/23/2015 11:21:07 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/23/15 | Moro Buddy Bohn
    Invasion biology theorists, Government land grabs and Agenda 21, the UN-sponsored Wildlands Project, Reserve and Corridor System Homeowners along the coast, beware! Anti-exotic advocates (invasion biology theorists), aka nativists, are in control at State Parks and the California Coastal Commission. They also control the National Park Service. They’re implementing Agenda 21’s land- grab goals by tearing out sand dune-stabilizing non-native grass proven by a 1960s USDA study to be the only sand stabilizer capable of withstanding heavy tourist abuse that destroyed most of Northern California’s native grass and foliage beginning in the mid-20th century. This grass removal in Point Reyes,...
  • Not even babies’ screams stop politicians from allowing late pregnancy abortions

    01/23/2015 11:14:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/23/15 | Judi McLeod
    Perhaps the thought of those cries and screams will haunt Reps. Blackburn, Ellmers and Walorski for the rest of their days in office They ought to rename the Republican Party that gained majority control of both the House and Senate in November’s midterm elections only to turn around and renege on campaign promises immediately after being sworn in, the Pontius Pilate Party, PPP for short. No other name better suits a party that staged an 11th-hour revolt against the Pain-Capable Unborn Child Protection Act, the 20-week abortion ban that had already got a green light in the last Congress with...
  • TOP-10 Potential 2016 GOP Presidential Candidates

    01/23/2015 9:20:35 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 56 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
    1-   Ted Cruz2-   Allen West3-   Ben Carson4-   Rick Perry5-   Marco Rubio6-   Mike Pence7-   Michele Bachmann8-   Scott Walker9-   Bobby Jindal10- Rand Paul (if I have to) What say you?
  • Bowe Bergdahl is a deserter; the only hostage is the overdue Army report

    01/23/2015 8:54:18 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/23/15 | Glenn MacDonald
    It’s an old axiom in the world of public affairs to release bad news or information that might result in blowback late on a Friday afternoon. That usually results in minimal “play” by the media and hopefully (in the view of the news managers) it will be marginalized by Monday morning’s news cycle. If the long-awaited Army investigative report on Bowe Bergdahl had been released on time – Friday afternoon, January 16 – it would have tested that strategy to the maximum. Much of the country suspects the liar-in-chief in the White House wants to paint the alleged Taliban “captive”...
  • Dart Center for Shoddy Journalism?

    01/23/2015 8:50:28 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    The above is a screenshot from the Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma's call for applications from journalists to attend a "workshop for journalists on covering guns and gun violence".   It is from dartcenter.org website, so you can look for yourself. In their invitation to apply for a two day workshop in which they purport to educate journalists about how to report on guns and "gun violence", they list a  highly questionable "fact". They state that: Nearly 100 school shootings have occurred since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary only two years ago. Presumably, this is taken from...
  • Sundance: because the world needs more deviant movies.

    01/23/2015 7:21:56 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 25 replies
    Michelle Obama's Mirror ^ | 1-23-2015 | MOTUS
    Yesterday was the official kick-off of the 2015 Sundance Festival. And good news, Robert Redford is still heading it up. So – for whoever requested new pictures of wrinkly old Bob – I’ve got you covered! In fact, take your pick: man spreadingHollywood foldingBobby obviously doesn’t own a comb, since he’s still workin’ that boyish tousled hair look. Butt I think we can all agree that he’s had a bit of machine grooming (dermabrasion, Botox, fillers). While still age-appropriately weathered, at least his face doesn’t look like crater lake any more. So there’s that. And just trust me; it is...
  • NBC News Launches Website For Black People… Good Idea?

    01/23/2015 6:21:49 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 74 replies
    Breaking911 Newsroom ^ | Jan 22, 2015 | Grant
    Friday, January 23, 2015 | 2:45 am EST Grant NBC News Launches Website For Black People… Good Idea? By: Grant (Breaking911 Newsroom) January 22, 2015 | 10:06 PM Ahhh, yes. The day has come, where black folks and white folks don’t have to read news from the same website. NBC news has a new website and social media accounts geared towards the African-American community. According to a letter from the editor: “NBCBLK covers stories by, for and about the black community. Our product is meant to elevate America’s conversation about black identity, politics, and culture. We share positive, solution-based journalism...
  • Affordable Care Excise Tax, Part III

    01/23/2015 5:45:27 AM PST · by NaturalBornConservative · 13 replies
    Natural Born Conservative ^ | January 22, 2015 | Larry Walker II
    Paying Your Fair Share:: By: Larry Walker II ::In Tax Simplification, Part II, I expounded on a 2010 Annual Report to Congress, in which National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson focused on the need for tax reform as the No. 1 priority in tax administration. In particular, she focused on the problem of delivering social benefits through the tax system, which complicates the mission of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), resulting in a dual mission of welfare administration as well as revenue collection. But instead of taking heed, the federal government doubled down, adding a new health care excise tax...
  • TGIF Toons

    01/23/2015 3:21:32 AM PST · by Reaganite Republican · 15 replies
    Reaganite Republican ^ | 23 January 2015 | Reaganite Republican
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  • The First Family’s 529 Windfall

    01/22/2015 9:28:16 PM PST · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    Wall St. J. ^ | January 21, 2015
    The First Family’s 529 Windfall The large contributions the Obamas have already made won’t be taxed. If there’s any silver lining in the President’s plan to end the major tax benefit of saving for college, it’s that at least he’s not talking about taxing money that’s already been saved. This aspect of the Obama plan is particularly valuable to people like, well, Barack Obama. As we noted on Thursday, the President wants to allow the Internal Revenue Service to begin taxing distributions from so-called 529 plans, even if they are used as intended to fund legitimate educational expenses such as...
  • It's happening all across the country! Young People Marching for Life!

    01/22/2015 6:26:12 PM PST · by alexmark1917 · 1 replies
    It's happening all across the country! Young People Marching for Life! #MarchforLife pic.twitter.com/G9f4FTGZeg — Markeece Young (@YoungBLKRepub) January 22, 2015 Every Life is a Gift. #marchforlife — Pope Francis (@Pontifex) January 22, 2015 Why my oldest daughter, Elizabeth, marches: "Because Pro-Life is Pro-Woman." #WhyWeMarch#ProLife#MarchforLifepic.twitter.com/Uabcqa1B2H — Rick Santorum (@RickSantorum) January 22, 2015 House Votes to End Taxpayer-Funded Abortions to Mark March for Life Rally Let us continue to march forward to shine the light on the work that still needs to be done. #MarchForLife https://t.co/wLtbzKf1i5 — Mitt Romney (@MittRomney) January 22, 2015 The House voted Thursday to permanently end taxpayer-funded abortions,...
  • YouTube Star Who Drinks Cereal From a Bathtub to Interview President Obama

    01/22/2015 4:08:54 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 41 replies
    ABC News ^ | January 22, 2015 | Mary Bruce
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)Scoring a presidential interview is a distinction coveted by White House journalists, anchors and network bookers alike, but today the honor is being given to three diverse, wacky YouTube creators -- Bethany Mota, GloZell Green and Hank Green. Their expertise ranges from putting together “comfy and cute outfits” to completing zany challenges like inhaling massive amounts of cinnamon spice and eating cereal out of a bathtub (while still in it). It’s the kind of stuff you honestly can’t make up. And today, they will get to direct questions from their followers to the president of the United States....
  • Death of the Ebola Epidemic and the Lessons Unlearned

    01/22/2015 3:44:25 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/22/15 | Michael Fumento
    President Obama signed into law $5.4 billion in funding for what was already a phantom epidemic “It was impossible to predict the decline in the Ebola caseload last September, when the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggested a worst-case scenario of 1.4 million victims in West Africa.” That from the Washington Post, January 18, in an article on Ebola treatment centers standing empty even as new ones are being built. Fewer than 22,000 cases have been reported and new cases are approaching zero. “Impossible?” I predicted it and repeated it over and over, in multiple major publications....
  • 'American Sniper': The Strategy Behind Warner Bros.' $107M Opening

    01/22/2015 3:27:09 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 29 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | January 21, 2015 | Pamela McClintock
    Warner Bros. domestic distribution chief Dan Fellman can't count the number of times he has called Clint Eastwood over the years to relay opening-weekend box office. But never had he phoned with news like this: American Sniper was exploding. It was Saturday morning, Jan. 17, and Fellman informed the 84-year-old filmmaker, who lives in Carmel, Calif., and doesn't use email, that Sniper looked to cross $80 million over the four-day weekend. Fellman wasn't planning on calling Eastwood again until Monday — but by late Saturday, it became clear that the $60 million-budgeted Sniper was surging to a historic $107.2 million...
  • Open request to Senator Cruz

    01/22/2015 2:41:41 PM PST · by big bad easter bunny · 128 replies
    The Constitution requires that for you to be eligible to be president, both of your parents must be naturally born citizens. You do not meet that qualification, if I am wrong please straiten me out. If you get the nomination I promise you the democrats will do what the republicans are too scared to do. Dear Ted I think you are awesome but we all need to know the answer to this.
  • Obama's perverse view of the presidency

    01/22/2015 12:24:26 PM PST · by DanMiller · 8 replies
    Dan Miller's Blog ^ | January 22, 2015 | Dan Miller
    During His State of the Union address, Obama clearly stated His view of the purpose of His presidency. to follow the Constitution. It's too old and too slow. Here it is: "to do what I believe is best for America.” He presumably means an America as she would be after His radical transformation has been completed. He constantly tries to transform her in His own image. Following the Constitution -- not trying to evade Article II limitations on the Executive Branch and not trying to diminish the Article I role of Congress -- is best for America. A dictator would feel otherwise. The Constitution was designed to prevent the rise of dictatorships in America. Obama's...
  • FL: Bill Filed for Campus Carry in Florida, Passes First Subcommittee 8-4

    01/22/2015 12:19:00 PM PST · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 22 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Bills have been filed in the Florida House (HB4005) and in the Senate (SB176) to reform the Florida concealed carry law to remove the restriction in the law that prevents people with concealed carry licenses to carry on Florida public colleges or Universities.   The bill passed the House Criminal Justice Subcommittee on an 8-4 vote with one representative not voting.  From myfloridahouse.gov, as shown in the screenshot above. The opening statement of the bill seems a bit confusing, in that it  A bill to be entitled2 An act relating to licenses to carry concealed weapons3 or firearms; amending s....
  • Greenfield: Why the Left Refuses to Talk About Muslim Anti-Semitism

    01/22/2015 11:51:00 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 13 replies
    the Sultan Knish blog ^ | Thursday, January 22, 2015 | Daniel Greenfield
    Thursday, January 22, 2015 Why the Left Refuses to Talk About Muslim Anti-Semitism Posted by Daniel Greenfield @ the Sultan Knish blog Even articles about Muslim Anti-Semitism rarely want to talk about Muslim Anti-Semitism. In the aftermath of the Kosher supermarket massacre in France, articles about the Muslim persecution of Jews in Europe nervously hover around the subject before swerving away to discuss the European far-right. An article about Muslim anti-Semitism in France inevitably becomes an article about the National Front, which is not actually shooting Jews in supermarkets. Broader European pieces obsessively focus on the Jobbik party in Hungary...
  • Of Speeches and Monuments - The Quest for the Obama Presidential Library

    01/22/2015 11:31:27 AM PST · by jfd1776 · 21 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | January 22, 2015 A.D. | John F. Di Leo
    By John F. Di Leo - On Wednesday, January 21, the sun rose on a nation still licking its wounds from a beating it had taken the night before. At 9:00pm EST on Tuesday, a pugilist stood there – the Resident of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue – safe behind a big, sturdy podium for protection, and socked the American people in the jaw, again and again, for as long as we were willing to sit out here in TV-land and take it... and the entire bodyguard that the Constitution had provided to defend them from such a beating - the House,...
  • "I Have Absolutely No Regrets" | A Birth Mother's Story

    01/22/2015 11:11:19 AM PST · by absentee · 3 replies
    RedState ^ | 1/22//2015 | Amelia Hamilton
    It’s hard to tell my story without sounding like I am blaming people. I think it is important to know the difference between explanations, blaming, and excuses. I just think it’s important for others to be able to identify. Like so many experience, what seemed to me a happy home when I was small, turned into dysfunction, heartache, and disaster over the course of my double-digit years and throughout high school. My Dad was a fun-loving and good-humored man with a tortured soul who eventually battled his demons with alcohol alone. I watched my childhood knight slowly, then suddenly slide...
  • Obama to allow Islamic theocracies to develop, have and disseminate nuclear weapons

    01/22/2015 10:28:51 AM PST · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-22-15 | DrJohn
    Remember when Obama promised America that Iran would not get a nuclear weapon? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qDLp2qEXfLcHe said, and I quote: "I make an absolute commitment that we will do everything we need to do to prevent Iran from developing nuclear weapons."and "Iran possessing nuclear weapons will be a major threat to us and to the region."Then in the 2012 Presidential debate with Mitt Romney Obama made this promise: "As long as I am President of the United States Iran will not get a nuclear weapon."See for yourself https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JUtcFGdVecIIn 2013 Joe Biden assured us that Obama wasn't bluffing: President Obama is “not bluffing”...
  • We’re not in the United States anymore

    01/22/2015 10:06:34 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/22/15 | Judi McLeod
    Under the Fundamental Transformation of America When President Barack Obama addresses students at the University of Kansas later today, he’ll likely tell them he’s one of them. Last night’s presidential sleep was a “King Bed Executive” room at the Holiday Inn, which goes for $94.55. The hotel, which sold out last night, had been security checked with bomb-sniffing dogs and police hours before Obama’s arrival. Upon his arrival in Kansas, Obama reminded folks “I have roots here”. An obvious reference to his late mother.
  • Supreme Court Malfeasance

    01/22/2015 10:05:14 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/22/15 | Alan Caruba
    I will say no to those who want to remove the moral pillars that have served our society and all societies over the millennia. Over the course of its history the Supreme Court has made some very bad decisions and the decision to declare abortion legal ranks high among them. On January 22, 1973, in Roe v. Wade the Court interpreted the due process clause of the 14th Amendment to extend a right of privacy to a woman’s decision to have an abortion prior to the third trimester of pregnancy. There have been 57.5 million abortions since 1973—42 years—when the...
  • Convicted by the FBI and DOJ—Obama, Holder, Sharpton

    01/22/2015 10:00:17 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/22/15 | Rob Cunningham
    Moronic social media campaigns inspired by the Obama, Holder and Sharpton lies led directly to the double murders of two NYPD officers Today, the FBI and DOJ have VERIFIED Obama’s malicious, pre-meditated racism, attempted character assassination and gross endangerment of every police officer in America. A joint FBI/DOJ investigation of Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson’s shooting of strong arm felon-suspect Michael Brown, has been validated as pure self-defense, fully exonerating Officer Darren Wilson. This FBI/DOJ decision exposes the FACT that racial politics MUST have been the ONLY possible calculation Obama used to deploy Al Sharpton and Eric Holder to Ferguson,...
  • Potemkin Village People

    01/22/2015 9:57:56 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/22/15 | Klaus Rohrich
    Obama’s props don’t really illustrate the achievements of the President’s policies, but the utter stupidity and contempt with which President Obama views his fellow citizens It’s interesting how many times Obama makes speeches using human props in efforts to prove his point. I recall being nonplussed watching him the first time in front of the White House with thirty or forty people lined up behind him, all dressed in white lab coats. Initially I thought he may have been speaking to a convention of butchers till I noticed that many had stethoscopes slung around their necks, medical style. That’s when...
  • Arizona State University offers Class on "the Problem of Whiteness"

    01/22/2015 9:36:55 AM PST · by rightistight · 51 replies
    Pundit Press ^ | 1/22/15 | Aurelius
    Arizona State University is now offering a class that details the problems that "whiteness" has caused in the United States. The course's entire title reads "ENG 401 - Studies in Amer Lit/Culture: U.S. Race Theory & the Problem of Whiteness," and is being offered for the Spring semester of 2015. "US Race Theory & the Problem of Whiteness" is described as covering "major critical schools of recent decades--postcolonialist, psychoanalytic, deconstructionist, feminist, new historicist." Other classes over the 200-level at Arizona cover mostly normal subjects, other than this course. Among the other classes are "ENG 241 - Literatures of the US...
  • Cuba’s Communist influence on Bill Ayres and American terrorists

    01/22/2015 9:03:31 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 4 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 1/22/15 | George Spelvin
    Was the real reason for Obama’s executive order opening up Cuba to the United States his desire to fulfill the imprimatur of the Weather Underground Organization (WUO) to establish Communism in America? A FOIA request forced the FBI to open its top secret archives on the Weather Underground movement. Founded by several urban 1960′s revolutionaries including the husband-wife team of Bill Ayres-Bernardine Dohrn, the WUO grabbed the nation’s attention with its acts of domestic terrorism including bombings, attacks on police, police headquarters and bombing of a statue of police in Chicago’s Haymarket Square. “The example of the Cuban revolution became...