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  • Crowd of more than a hundred gathers to protest Trump election

    11/09/2016 1:10:35 PM PST · by pabianice · 71 replies
    UMass Daily Collegian ^ | 11/9/16 | Foster
    A crowd of around forty people gathered on Goodell Lawn quickly turned into a march of more than a hundred people protesting the election of Donald Trump to the Presidency of the United States. Carrying paper signs reading “love trumps hate,” students gathered in a circle came to the center to talk about the next steps for organizing against Trump’s inauguration. “My mind is a mess right now. The whole country is a mess,” said Kyle Hartman, theater major. “We are fighting for our lives and that’s what needs to be heard.” Hartman, who said he is a gay white...
  • Pro-Life Texas Legislators Receive Threats [“I hope your daughter’s raped.”]

    07/02/2013 11:42:46 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 22 replies
    NRO ^ | By Betsy Woodruff
    Pro-life legislators in the Texas statehouse have faced threats and abuse from pro-choice protesters, prompting at least one to bring in extra volunteers to help with security. State representative Jonathan Stickland tells NRO that being vocally pro-life has made him a target for abuse and threats from some of the pro-choice protesters in Austin. The night before state senator Wendy Davis’s filibuster, she requested that people send her stories about the importance of abortion rights that she could read during the filibuster. Stickland tells me that inspired him and a few other representatives from Tarrant County (part of which is...
  • Kirsten Powers: “There is something just fundamentally really, really wrong with our media”

    05/11/2013 2:56:41 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 114 replies
    The Right Scoop ^ | 05-11-2013
    Kirsten Powers hit back hard against those who are trying to make this Benghazi story about it being politicized by Republicans, saying that if nobody can cover it because it’s being politicized, then nothing in Washington can ever be covered.
  • Wow: CBS News President and WH Official Tied to Benghazi Scandal Are Brothers

    05/11/2013 2:20:19 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 35 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 11, 2013 | Guy Benson
    One of the mainstream media journalists whose pursuit of the truth has been truly tenacious and nonpartisan is CBS News' Sharyl Attkisson. Her tough reporting has made life difficult for everyone from Hillary Clinton to the Bush administration and Congressional Republicans. She's also been relentless on the Obama administration's Fast & Furious gun-running scandal -- and, of course, Benghazi. As we mentioned this week, Attkisson's tough investigative journalism is starting to bother unnamed CBS News executives. Here's Politico's scoop, in case you missed it: But from where Attkisson is sitting, there are actually two Goliaths, one of which is almost...
  • SHOCK: IRS Admits to Targeting Conservative Groups During 2012 Election, Apologizes

    05/10/2013 10:56:34 AM PDT · by NoLibZone · 29 replies
    theblaze.com ^ | May 10 2013 | Becket Adams
    House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) and Subcommittee Chairman Jim Jordan (R-Ohio.) issued the following statement: The fact that Americans were targeted by the IRS because of their political beliefs is unconscionable. The Committee will aggressively follow up on the IG report and hold responsible officials accountable for this political retaliation.
  • "Gang of Eight" Sen. Dick Durbin defends participating in Chicago May Day event (VIDEO)

    05/02/2013 1:21:00 PM PDT · by chicagolady · 5 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | (May 1, 2013) | Rebel Pundit
    CHICAGO - At Wednesday's annual May Day rally in downtown Chicago, Rebel Pundit was on hand to ask U.S. Senator Dick Durbin why he had no problem identifying with the radical factions that participated in the parade for amnesty, Marxism and anarchy. Durbin was aware he was talking to a "rightwing" news source after he asked his staffer "Breitbart?":
  • ABC News: Support for Gun Checks Stays High; Two-Thirds Back a Path for Immigrants

    04/16/2013 12:43:52 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    ABC News ^ | 04/16/2013 | Gary Langer
    Support for a process providing legal status to undocumented immigrants reached a new high in the latest ABC News/Washington Post poll, while vast public backing for expanded background checks on gun sales held strong – two prominent issues coming to the fore in Congress.With a vote on gun control measures pending, 86 percent support extending background checks to gun sales at gun shows and online. Much smaller majorities support banning assault weapons and high-capacity magazines, 56 percent in each case, with the latter down from its peak, 65 percent in January, a month after the elementary school shootings in Newtown,...
  • Here we go – CNN Wolf Blitzer blames anti-tax group or tea party for Boston Marathon explosion

    04/15/2013 1:22:35 PM PDT · by Nachum · 75 replies
    fireandreamitchell.com ^ | 4/15/13 | staff
    <p>Come on. Can’t even the media hacks stop the political BS for just a few hours while we pray for the people and victims of the bombings in Boston at the Marathon? Already, CNN leftist hack Wolf Blitzer is blaming ‘anti-tax’ groups or in other words the Tea Party for the explosions at the Boston Marathon. I’ll post video as soon as it comes out. Go F*ck Yourself Wolf Blitzer and CNN. Seriously!</p>
  • What Bias? Liberals Not Too Upset Over Obama’s Trampling Of Our Constitutional Rights

    04/12/2013 4:25:44 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-12-13 | Curt
    Five years after Obama was elected you still hear the left wail and cry over George W. Bush's "trampling" of American's rights. Interesting isn't it? One could argue that immediately after the worst attack on American soil the surveillance of anyone, including Americans, OUTSIDE of our borders was the prudent option to fight the enemy. In fact The Patriot Act had a sunset date so that Americans could debate in the future whether it was needed anymore. Now we have a President who says its perfectly legal to assassinate Americans on American soil with drones. Bu..bu..but, supporters sputter, it will...
  • Indoctrination by Crossword

    04/11/2013 2:35:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 11, 2013 | Kyle Olson
    Eighth-graders in Wisconsin’s Union Grove school district were assigned to fill out a “Liberalism vs. Conservatism” crossword puzzle, and they learned some new and very questionable “facts.” Students learned conservatism is “the political belief of preserving traditional moral values by restricting personal freedoms … ” Conversely, they learned liberalism is “the political belief of equality and personal freedom for everyone, often changing the current system to increase government protection of civil liberties.” See the photos here. The crossword puzzle was part of a civics assignment that was forwarded to EAGnews by Tamara Varebrook, a local conservative activist whose eighth-grade daughter...
  • It Takes A Village Idiot To Say Kids Belong To State

    04/09/2013 3:48:39 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | April 9, 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    Family: An MSNBC contributor revisits the statist notion that while you gave birth to your children and feed and clothe them, they are only on loan to you by their true parent — a benevolent and all-knowing government. Melissa Harris-Perry, an African-American professor at Tulane, has endorsed the concept of human ownership by the state, something we thought history would teach her is a bad thing, saying in a promo for MSNBC that "we have to break through our kind of private idea that kids belong to their parents or kids belong to their families and recognize that kids belong...
  • Obama Slams Republicans For Gun Reform "Stunts"

    04/09/2013 4:06:42 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 63 replies
    http://www.france24.com/ ^ | April 9, 2013 | France 24
    AFP - President Barack Obama accused Republicans of stooping to political stunts to block gun reform, in a fervent appeal delivered close to the site of the Newtown school massacre.
  • Obama Admin: Catholics, Evangelicals “Religious Extremists” Like KKK

    04/08/2013 5:46:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 7 replies
    life news ^ | Steven Ertelt
    The Obama administration came under fire last week for a presentation that classified Catholics and Evangelical Protestants as “extremist” religious groups in the same vein as al Qaeda and the Ku Klux Klan. The Washington Free Beacon has more information about the Defense Department presentation: The presentation detailed a number of extremist threats within the U.S. military, including white supremacist groups, street gangs, and religious sects. The presentation identified seventeen religious organizations in a slide titled “religious extremism.” They include al Qaeda, Hamas, the Filipino separatist group Abu Sayyaf, and the Ku Klux Klan, which the slide identifies as a...
  • Colorado Democrats push for big election changes (Same Day Registration Voting)

    04/08/2013 5:18:34 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 28 replies
    Aspen Times ^ | Monday, April 8, 2013 | Ivan Moreno
    DENVER — Colorado Democrats are planning sweeping changes to how elections are run in the state, to the dismay of Republican leaders who say they've been excluded from crafting a bill that that would allow same-day voter registration and require mailed ballots to every eligible voter. A bill of more than 100 pages is expected to be introduced this week, likely sparking a big partisan fight over whether the changes benefit one party over the other. Supporters of the changes, which also include eliminating the so-called "inactive voter" status, say the goal is to make voting more accessible. "I think...
  • The Right to Self-Defense

    04/08/2013 4:36:03 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 8 replies
    Government compels, restrains and takes. Thomas Jefferson understood that when he wrote that our liberties are inalienable and endowed by our Creator, and the only reason we have formed governments is to engage them to protect our liberties. We enacted the Constitution as the supreme law of the land to restrain the government. Yet somewhere along the way, government got the idea that it can more easily protect the freedom of us all from the abuses of a few by curtailing the freedom of us all. I know that sounds ridiculous, but that's where we are today. The anti-Second Amendment...
  • MSNBC: Your Kids Belong to the State

    04/08/2013 12:31:02 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 33 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | 4-8-2013 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Melissa Harris-Perry is a professor. I believe she's at Tulane. It's a major university, wherever she teaches. She's an African-American professor at Tulane. That's right. She also has a show on PMSNBC. Of course they've got this slogan over there called "Lean Forward" or some such thing. Hosts of their shows are cutting promos that they run on the network, and last week they began airing a new Lean Forward promo for her show, which airs on the weekends. This is that promo. HARRIS-PERRY: We have never invested as much in public education as we should have because we've...
  • Obama flying 11 relatives of Sandy Hook victims to D.C. on Air Force One so they can back gun

    04/08/2013 1:33:52 PM PDT · by Nachum · 96 replies
    associated Press ^ | 4/8/13 | Staff
    President Barack Obama is bringing 11 relatives of those killed in the shooting at Connecticut´s Sandy Hook Elementary School to Washington on Air Force One on Monday so they can personally encourage senators to back gun legislation that faces tough opposition. A nonprofit organization that works with the families, Sandy Hook Promise, said that after Obama´s speech on gun control in Hartford, he is flying with relatives of seven children and one staffer killed during December´s massacre at the school. The White House says Obama is going to argue that lawmakers have an
  • States Look to Apply ‘Sin Tax’ to Firearm and Ammo Purchases (VIDEO)

    04/08/2013 1:01:10 PM PDT · by EXCH54FE · 20 replies
    Guns.Com ^ | Apr. 8, 2013 | S.H. Blannelberry
    For venal politicians on the front lines of the movement to subvert the Second Amendment, it’s a cunningly effective strategy: if they can’t ban it, they’re going to tax it. By adding a ‘sin tax’ to gun and ammo purchases they make it more difficult for law-abiding citizens to exercise their right to keep and bear arms. It’s just a principle of economics. Participation drops the more expensive a hobby or a recreational activity becomes, even on an incremental scale. Of course, as mentioned, we’re not just talking about a hobby or an activity or even a bad habit. We’re...
  • Former SEAL Has Special Message for Bloomberg in New NRA Video: If You Really Cared About Freedom…

    04/08/2013 10:55:00 AM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies
    The Blaze via Yahoo News ^ | 4/8/13 | Jonathon M. Seidl
    Former Navy SEAL Dom Raso has a special message for NYC Mayor Michael Bloomberg and others like him who are pushing for more gun control: "If you really cared about the American people, you'd stand up for more freedom for them, and not more power and status for yourself." The 12-year veteran is one of the newest NRA News contributors and has just released a diatribe against politicians who say they stand up for American safety but are quick to sacrifice essential freedom.
  • COMMUNISM SURVIVOR BLASTS SALEM GUN GRABBERS: "YOU DON'T KNOW WHAT FREEDOM IS!" (video)

    04/08/2013 4:09:09 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 37 replies
    youtube ^ | april 7, 2013
    "You don't know what freedom is because you never lost it!" With a pointed finger Manuel Martinez called out Anti-Gun Committee Leader Floyd Prozansky during heated testimony on Friday. You can bet Prozansky got the message. To quote Mr. Martinez: "malicious individuals, masquerading as Democrats,.. established ... a dictatorial regime ... in my nation called Communism, Socialism, Stalinism, Marxism, and whatever other named -ism you want to put on it. The reason why it was done was to take away the guns from the People." Mr. Martinez escaped the brutal Communist regime in Cuba in 1954. His testimony included how...