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  • Megyn Kelly and Donald Trump

    02/08/2016 3:10:31 PM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 33 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/08/2016 | Nelson Hultberg
    I watched the GOP debates from New Hampshire this weekend, but endured only 30 minutes of the Iowa debate. I cannot watch Megyn Kelly without feeling repulsed. She is the hatchet girl for Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News to take down Donald Trump’s challenge of the establishment. She fancies herself a daring journalist, but hasn’t got the intellect to grasp the big picture, which is what is required to really be daring. Yes, she’s beautiful, but clearly a statist mentality ignorant of the crucial role of ideology in history. This comes through repeatedly in her interviews, which naturally are gratefully acknowledged...
  • Chinese New Year 2016 Facts: Traditional Food, Snacks And Recipes For Yusheng, Buddha’s Delight...

    02/08/2016 12:24:15 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 02/07/16 | Morgan Windsor
    http://www.ibtimes.com/chinese-lunar-new-year-2016-facts-traditional-food-snacks-easy-recipes-yusheng-2296736The Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year, is a time for reuniting with family and indulging in delicacies such as Buddha’s delight, nian gao and yusheng. Above, people pick up candies in a shop selling Chinese New Year goods at a market in Taipei, Taiwan, Feb. 3, 2016. The Year of the Monkey on the Chinese calendar will begin Monday, and festivals will be held worldwide to mark the Chinese New Year, or Lunar New Year. While Chinese New Year traditions may differ in various regions of China and around the world, many delicacies consumed during the holiday period...
  • It’s Because He’s Black, Isn’t It?

    02/08/2016 1:08:13 PM PST · by all the best · 107 replies
    Taki's Magazine ^ | February 1, 2016 | Jim Goad
    Superstar NFL quarterback Cam Newton is black, and even though many people loudly insist that shouldn’t matter, it is precisely those people who are always making a preposterously huge deal of it. Chief among these offenders is Mr. Newton himself, who last Wednesday told reporters at a press conference that the reason he sometimes faces criticism is not because he’s a high-profile sports star and all of them sometimes face criticism—no, it is clearly his status as a Negroidal American that inspires the negative comments: I’m an African-American quarterback that may scare a lot of people because they haven’t seen...
  • Self Funding - The Most Compelling Aspect of the Trump Campaign is a Lie

    02/08/2016 1:06:58 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 79 replies
    Tell the Truth on Them ^ | 2/6/2016 | Larry Marciniack
    I have to admit that I found one aspect of the Trump campaign compelling: his claim that he was self-funding and therefore free of any obligations to his financiers. Any regular reader of mine knows my obsession with money in American politics. Money may not be the root of all evil, but it is the catalyst that produces the most evil in American politics! However my gut tells me to process anything coming from The Donald’s mouth with a healthy dose of skepticism. On face value I mistrust Trump. He looks slimy to me and has a history of being...
  • James 'Red' Moore, Negro League legend passes away at 99

    02/08/2016 12:41:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 4 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | February 8, 2016 | Nick Diunte
    James "Red " Moore, a long-time first baseman in the Negro Leagues, passed away in Atlanta, Georgia on February 6, 2016. He was 99. Born November 18, 1916 in Atlanta, Moore developed his talents at Booker T. Washington High School. His exploits in the field and at the plate attracted the attention of the Chattanooga Choo Choos of the Negro Southern League in 1935. Word of his play at first base spread through the league and he was picked up by the famed Newark Eagles of the Negro National League in 1936. He joined an infield that earned the nickname...
  • Why fuel prices will stay low for the next decade

    02/08/2016 12:22:58 PM PST · by nascarnation · 29 replies
    Autoblog ^ | 2/8/16 | Chris Bruce
    The top exec at an oil trading company thinks the era of crude trading at over $100 a barrel might never return, and the stuff could remain between $40 and $60 for as long as the next 10 years. "You have to believe that there is a possibility that you will not necessarily go back above $100, you know, ever," Ian Taylor, Chief Executive Officer of Vitol Group BV, told Bloomberg. His company is the world's largest independent oil trader. Instead of any significant increase or decrease, the exec believes crude could hit $45 to $50 a barrel in the...
  • Bill Romanowski calls Panthers QB Cam Newton ‘boy’ on Twitter: Social Media Explodes

    02/08/2016 8:38:25 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 93 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | 02/08/2016 | John Healy
    Former NFL player Bill Romanowski still hasn't learned to keep his mouth shut. After Panthers quarterback Cam Newton aburptly walked out on his postgame press conference, Romanowski tweeted: "You will never last in the NFL with that attitude. The world doesn't revolve around you, boy!" Romanowski's use of the word "boy" — a racially inflammatory term — was met with heavy criticism, including from some African-American athletes. Chad "Ocho Cinco" Johnson tweeted at Romanowksi, "Boy? You never watched Good Times Bill?" Boy? You never watched Good Times Bill? https://t.co/YV2wrjvZP5 -- Chad Johnson (@ochocinco) February 8, 2016 Former Bengals cornerback Rico...
  • Senate Staffer Drops BOMBSHELL About Marco Rubio

    02/08/2016 8:30:52 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 66 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 2/8/2016 | Tersa Monroe Hamilton
    There is a very good reason that so many conservatives don't trust Marco Rubio. Some would have you believe it was youthful naivete and inexperience that allowed him to be compromised by the Gang of Eight. I don't think so. I think he was offered money and power and immediately caved. Donald Trump's Senior Policy Adviser, Stephen Miller, is telling a story about Marco Rubio and how he treated an ICE officer during the Gang of Eight's manipulations and it is revealing. Not in a good way either. Miller was the communications director for Sen. Jeff Sessions, so he was...
  • Peyton Manning After Super Bowl 50: Was this the Sheriff’s last rodeo?

    02/08/2016 8:15:24 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 57 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/08/2016 | Ed Morrissey
    Anyone looking for a storybook ending to one of the most celebrated active NFL careers in the league had to think it was coming. Peyton Manning, buoyed by a dominant defense, had finally returned to the winner’s platform in a Super Bowl at 39 years of age, the oldest starting quarterback in all 50 Super Bowls. All that would be necessary would be two simple words: “I’m retiring.”Sorry, storybook fans. Manning couldn’t quite say it — not even after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell all but announced it moments before Manning took the microphone on stage: It certainly sounds as...
  • Cruz: What We Are Seeing With North Korea is a 'Foreshadowing of Where We will Be With Iran'

    02/08/2016 7:14:20 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 2/8/2016 | Susan Jones
    Republican presidential candidate, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, answers a question during a Republican presidential primary debate hosted by ABC News at the St. Anselm College Saturday, Feb. 6, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/David Goldman) (CNSNews.com) - Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), asked to respond to North Korea's test of an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the United States, called for an expanded missile defense capacity and a "hardened" electrical grid. But first, he noted that President Bill Clinton relaxed sanctions against North Korea, just as President Obama has relaxed sanctions against Iran: "So, what we are seeing with North...
  • 2016 election: Which candidate will triumph in the Year of the Monkey?

    02/08/2016 7:03:04 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    CNN ^ | 02/08/2016 | By Pamela Boykoff, Alexandra Field and Jason Kwok, CNN
    Hong Kong (CNN)If Donald Trump believes his victory is written in the stars, he may just be right. With the Year of the Monkey and the New Hampshire primary upon us, CNN asked Hong Kong fortune teller Priscilla Lam to divine the fates of the candidates battling it out for the U.S. presidency. A practitioner of feng shui, the ancient Chinese system of summoning good luck, she combined the art of face reading with analysis of the candidates' birthdays and current life cycles according to the Chinese Zodiac. She says the new lunar year will fuel good fortune for "earth...
  • Dot-Com Bubble 2.0 Is Bursting: Tech Stocks Are Already Down Half A Trillion Dollars Since Mid-2015

    02/07/2016 8:06:36 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    TEC ^ | 02/07/2016 | Michael Snyder
    Do you remember how much stocks went down when the first dot-com bubble burst? Well, it is happening again, and tech stocks are already down more than half a trillion dollars since the middle of 2015. On Friday, the tech-heavy Nasdaq dropped to its lowest level in more than 15 months, and it has now fallen more than 16 percent from the peak of the market. But of course some of the biggest names have fallen much more than that. Netflix is down 37 percent, Yahoo is down 39 percent, LinkedIn is down 60 percent, and Twitter is down more...
  • CNN Started the Carson Drop Out Rumor. Now They're Lying About It to Bash Ted Cruz

    02/07/2016 5:19:52 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 52 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 2/7/2016 | Ben Shapiro
    CNN's massively dishonest hit on Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) continued on Saturday night during the debate, when Cruz defended himself from accusations that his campaign had deliberately misinformed voters that Dr. Ben Carson was preparing to drop out of the race. Here's what CNN originally reported just hours before the caucuses: Tapper: "It's very unusual, to announce that you're going home to rest for a few days, not going on to the next site." Bash: "Very unusual...Look, if you want to be president of the United States, you don't go home to Florida. That’s just bottom line, that's the end...
  • Will a Robotized Workplace = Set Quotas for Hiring People?

    02/07/2016 5:08:16 PM PST · by lee martell · 38 replies
    February 7, 2016 | Lee Martell
    We are at the threshold of a society deeply impacted by industrialized robots and AI systems. In a few years, driverless cars may become quite common in America, cutting into the business of human drivers, as with Uber or any Check Cab. Long distance Truck Drivers may be replaced by driverless trucks that never get tired and rarely become confused. Many wealthy people are already obtaining financial planning advice from robotized systems. Our children may be taught by instructional robots that memorize the child's name, face and study habits. My question is where will all these people find work? Will...
  • Carson, Not Cruz, At Fault for Iowa

    02/07/2016 4:26:52 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 66 replies
    Granite Grok ^ | 2/7/2016 | Donald Ewing
    Who's to blame for the rumor that Ben Carson was suspending his campaign after the Iowa caucus? Was it CNN which accurately reported that Ben Carson was returning to Florida after the caucus, wouldn't go to New Hampshire or South Carolina, would go to the Washington prayer breakfast, would be speaking at 9:15 regardless of the caucus results, and speculated that a serious Presidential candidate wouldn't act this way? Was it the CNN tweet: "After the #IAcaucus, @RealBenCarson plans to take a break from campaigning." Was it the Marco Rubio campaign that "was pushing the narrative hard" that Carson was...
  • Trump Think Conservatism Mean "Conserving Your Wealth"

    02/07/2016 1:39:56 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 84 replies
    News Machete ^ | 2/7/2016 | Ed Straker
    In the latest debate Donald Trump made it clear, once again, that not only he is not conservative, but he has absolutely no idea what conservatism is. When asked to define conservative, Trump, who usually gives expansive answers, could only manage to speak for less than 30 seconds before running out of ammo. His answer was that "Conservatism means... to conserve... your wealth". That's not what conservatism is. A two year transfer student into Wharton College (with an uncle in MIT) should be able to give a better answer than that. Marco Rubio, perspiring like a fire hydrant, nonetheless came...
  • Democrats' Realities Revealed in Iowa

    02/07/2016 12:30:23 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | 7 Jan, 2016 | Salena Zito
    Voters keep sending the political class a message, and the political class continues to misread it. It is as if the political class doesn't want to understand voters because doing so would threaten their presumed expertise (and, in turn, their careers and pocketbooks). Analysis of Iowa's caucus results made clear that the Democratic Party has realigned: It is more cosmopolitan in academic circles, more socialist among the youth and aging baby-boomers, and more anti-establishment overall. In short, it is left of left. Yet the post-caucus coverage largely zeroed in on the personalities of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and...
  • Gayle King's interview with President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama. [CBS 2pm Pre-Game]

    02/07/2016 11:33:03 AM PST · by SES1066 · 25 replies
    CBS Sports | 02/07/16 | CBS
    Not broadcast yet - transcript? later?
  • Wheaton College professor put on leave for God remarks to quit in deal

    02/07/2016 9:24:50 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 19 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 2-6-2016 | Katlyn Smith
    Wheaton College said Saturday the evangelical school and professor Larycia Hawkins have "found a mutual place of resolution and reconciliation" and "have reached a confidential agreement under which they will part ways" after they disagreed over her remarks that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. "Wheaton College sincerely appreciates Dr. Hawkins' contributions to this institution over the last nine years," Wheaton College President Dr. Philip Graham Ryken said in a statement posted on Wheaton College's website and also released by Arise Chicago on behalf of Hawkins. "We are grateful for her passionate teaching, scholarship, community service and mentorship of...
  • Helicopter Money Arrives: Switzerland Referendum to Hand Out $2500 Monthly To All Citizens

    01/30/2016 10:12:20 AM PST · by ak267 · 32 replies
    zero hedge ^ | 1-29-2016 | Tyler Durden
    With Citi's chief economist proclaiming "only helicopter money can save the world now," and the Bank of England pre-empting paradropping money concerns, it appears that Australia's largest investment bank's forecast that money-drops were 12-18 months away was too conservative. While The Finns consider a "basic monthly income" for the entire population, Swiss residents are to vote on a countrywide referendum about a radical plan to pay every single adult a guaranteed income of around $2500 per month, with authorities insisting that people will still want to find a job.
  • Box Office: 'Hail, Caesar!' Underwhelms Friday

    02/06/2016 8:29:37 PM PST · by fireman15 · 54 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 02/05/2016 | Pamela McClintock, Rebecca Ford
    The third new offering of the weekend, Nicholas Sparks' film adaptation 'The Choice,' is also struggling; 'Kung Fu Panda 3' will beat all three to stay at No. 1. Ethan and Joel Coen's Hail, Caesar! grossed an underwhelming $4.3 million from 2,222 theaters Friday for a projected $11.6 million debut, the lowest nationwide start of the duo's directing career. The news is even more grim for mash-up Pride and Prejudice and Zombies. The movie may only debut to $5 million after earning $2 million on Friday from 2,931 theaters. That puts it behind the the third new movie daring to...
  • Chicago Cop Sues Estate of Teen He Shot Six Times, Asks for $10 Million

    02/06/2016 7:18:30 PM PST · by DUMBGRUNT · 16 replies
    Patch ^ | 6 Feb 2015 | DENNIS ROBAUGH
    “Lately it seems people have had a tendency to treat confrontations with police officers like a lottery ticket they can cash in,” Brodsky told Sneed. “In this case, a lawsuit against my client was filed before a funeral was held.”
  • Trump Stumbles But Voters Don't Count Him Out Yet (New YouGov Poll)

    02/06/2016 10:57:22 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 46 replies
    YouGov ^ | 2/6/2016
    Once confident Donald Trump would win the nomination, Republicans are now split between three candidates Last week Ted Cruz notched an unexpected victory in the Iowa Caucuses - and now voters have a very different view of Donald Trump's chances in the Republican primary, according to a new HuffPost/YouGov poll. Importantly, voters are not ready to count Donald Trump out. Two-thirds of likely Republican primary voters describe his second-place finish in Iowa as more of a "temporary setback" than a sign of serious trouble for his campaign. 54% expect Trump to win the New Hampshire primary, where he remains ahead...
  • Who of the Candidates Has the Fairest Tax Plan of Them All?

    02/06/2016 10:36:59 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 53 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/6/2016 | Stephen Moore
    With the first real votes being cast in the presidential race Monday, this is an opportune moment to do some last-minute comparison shopping on the candidates' tax reform plans. On this issue there's a lot to cheer about. All the Republican candidates have crafted plans that would slash tax rates for everyone and most would vastly simplify the thousands of pages of IRS tax code. Ted Cruz and Rand Paul have endorsed flat-tax plans that, for full disclosure, were designed by Arthur Laffer and myself. These plans have drawn some criticism from the Right of late, though these attacks are...
  • Iowa Democrat Party Capitulates, Will Review Caucus Results

    02/06/2016 10:26:25 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 2/6/2016 | Matt Vespa
    After the Iowa Democratic Party rejected calls for an audit of last Monday night's results, they have finally agreed to look at the tallies, following concerns that some precincts had irregular numbers. Allegations of voter fraud have also been hurled. Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-VT) said during the Democrats' New Hampshire debate that he would welcome an audit, but he doesn't want to blow this out of proportion; noting that both he or Hillary need 2,382 delegates to clinch the nomination. The Iowa Caucuses allocated 23 delegates to Clinton and 21 to Sanders. This isn't the end of the world for...
  • Could You Stomach the Horrors of 'Halftime' in Ancient Rome?

    02/06/2016 10:26:13 AM PST · by EveningStar · 64 replies
    Live Science ^ | February 4, 2016 | Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz
    The enormous arena was empty, save for the seesaws and the dozens of condemned criminals who sat naked upon them, hands tied behind their backs. Unfamiliar with the recently invented contraptions known as petaurua, the men tested the seesaws uneasily. One criminal would push off the ground and suddenly find himself 15 feet in the air while his partner on the other side of the seesaw descended swiftly to the ground. How strange. In the stands, tens of thousands of Roman citizens waited with half-bored curiosity to see what would happen next and whether it would be interesting enough to...
  • (Vanity)So Conservatives Win the Election! What then?

    02/06/2016 10:15:07 AM PST · by hoagy62 · 23 replies
    2/6/16 | Hoagy62
    I've been up fighting a cold...you know, the kind that keeps you up and you can't get to sleep. I've been thinking about the upcoming elections and all that is at stake. It's plain to see that there are many opinions out there about what direction the country should go. Even among conservatives, there is some disagreement about the changes that must be made. Even so, I was thinking...what if the election DID go our way? What if we elected the candidate who would do what they promised and got America's government back to promoting the ideas the Founders intend...personal...
  • Remember That Time the Cruz Campaign said Carson Was Done and He Went Ballistic? Well, He's Done

    02/06/2016 9:42:23 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 92 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 2/4/2016 | Ben Shapiro
    Ever since Iowa, Donald Trump has spent all of his time fighting the good fight on behalf of wronged victim Ben Carson. Trump says that he was robbed, too, of course, but his heart truly goes out to Carson. Why? Well, Carson's team told CNN on Iowa caucus day that Carson was leaving the campaign trail to go to Florida, and that Carson would be skipping New Hampshire and South Carolina altogether. CNN’s Jake Tapper and Dana Bash had the following conversation: Tapper: "It's very unusual, to announce that you're going home to rest for a few days, not going...
  • Setting the Record Straight On the Cruz/Carson Dustup

    02/06/2016 7:38:29 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 15 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 2/6/2016 | Brent Smith
    On Wednesday I was a little hard on the Cruz campaign. In fact I did something I accused his campaign of doing - not fully checking the background of a story before putting it out there. I'm speaking of the Iowa Caucus and the ensuing firestorm caused by the spread of a rumor that Dr. Carson was hanging it up after Iowa. The Donald is so upset over losing to Ted Cruz that he wants a mulligan - a do-over, like what you get when you're five. He's now saying it's not his fault he lost. What a child. How...
  • Sessions Makes Final Plea to New Hampshire Voters

    02/06/2016 7:09:19 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 91 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/5/2016 | Anna Giaritelli
    Sen. Jeff Sessions of Alabama issued a final warning Friday night to New Hampshire Republicans about making the wrong decision at the polls on Tuesday. The Senate Immigration and National Interest subcommittee chairman told New England syndicated radio host Howie Carr that the Granite State primary is the last chance for the public to steer the election in the right direction before it's too late. "If the American people nominate a Republican candidate who favors amnesty and citizenship for illegals, who would favor a massive increase in the number of legal immigrants to America and not effectively deal with the...
  • Venezuela Is Socialist, Senator Sanders. Any Questions?

    02/06/2016 6:47:36 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 35 replies
    Investors Business Daily ^ | 6 February, 2016
    Socialism: Like a skyscraper crane about to topple in high winds, Venezuela is teetering on the brink of a horrific economic collapse. It was brought on by one thing: socialism, taken to the hilt. Yet incredibly, neither Bernie Sanders nor his voters make this connection. It's worrisome that so many Americans see socialism in a favorable light these days. A May 2015 YouGov poll showed that socialism was viewed favored favorably by 43% of Democrats, while a June 2015 Gallup poll showed that 47% of Americans would vote for a socialist. It points to a collective loss of memory. After...
  • County Commissioner Wants Rauner To Declare ‘State Of Emergency’ Over Shootings

    02/06/2016 6:41:16 AM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 30 replies
    CBS ^ | February 4, 2016
    CHICAGO (CBS) — A Cook County commissioner and others have called on Gov. Bruce Rauner to declare a state of emergency in Chicago, after shootings and murders skyrocketed last month. Commissioner Richard Boykin (D-1st) said he’s sending a letter to the governor, asking him to declare a state of emergency in the city, as a step toward quelling the alarming level of violence on the streets. Chicago police have said nearly 300 people were shot last month, more than double the total from January 2015; and 51 people were murdered, an increase of 75 percent over last year.
  • The Eagle Forum vs Rubio

    02/06/2016 6:40:10 AM PST · by conservativejoy · 16 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 2/6/2016 | Steve McCann
    Marco Rubio, long the heartthrob of much of the so-called conservative media such as the National Review and Fox News, has now being thrust onto center stage as the last best hope of the establishment. His third place showing in Iowa this past week was the subject of perhaps the most fawning coverage by the broadcast media in this election cycle. In some quarters Rubio and his family was compared to the charismatic John F. Kennedy and his family in the days of "Camelot". Further, nearly everywhere one turned he was touted as a nearly unbeatable versus Hillary Clinton. Conveniently...
  • Can Cruz legally be president? Ivy League scholars debate

    02/06/2016 1:47:14 AM PST · by RC one · 244 replies
    Virgina Pilot online ^ | 2/5/16 | COLLIN BINKLEY
    <p>BOSTON (AP) — Two legal scholars squared off in a public debate on Friday to settle whether Republican Ted Cruz is eligible to become president. Spoiler alert: They didn't settle it.</p> <p>But the debate at Harvard Law School underscored that conflicting interpretations of the U.S. Constitution can produce different answers. The question has been in the national spotlight since Republican rival Donald Trump suggested that Cruz, who was born in Canada to an American mother, isn't legally qualified to be president.</p>
  • Russians Sneak A Peek At BBC's War and Peace

    02/06/2016 1:36:18 AM PST · by goldstategop · 9 replies
    BBC Russian ^ | 02/05/2016 | Oleg Boldyrev
    In her disappointment, Kristina was driven to watch the 1967 Soviet epic that won director Sergei Bondarchuk an Oscar. "The interiors, the decor, the Moscow winter and the war scenes especially are ideal there," she told the BBC. "Of course Field Marshal Kutuzov and all the fighting were shot with such expense you wouldn't expect any flaws." No effort and no expense were spared in providing the Soviet film-makers with what they needed. 3,000 Soviet soldiers were drafted for one battle scene 57 museums donated exhibits for the shoots More than 40 state firms were enlisted to produce replica weapons...
  • Cops take revenge on woman who pulled over speeding officer - by tweeting photo of her 'drinking'..

    02/05/2016 7:22:37 PM PST · by MinorityRepublican · 19 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 5 February 2016 | REGINA F. GRAHAM and KALHAN ROSENBLATT
    A police union chief in Florida has taken to social media to blast the civilian vigilante who decided to give a police officer a piece of her mind on video after the Miami woman believed the cop was speeding. Filming from her driver's seat, Claudia Castillo shot three videos total of Miami-Dade Police Officer Daniel Fonticiella moving quickly through traffic on Dolphin Expressway and her confronting him after he pulled over on January 29. Javier Ortiz, the Miami Fraternal Order of Police union president, called Castillo out in several posts to Facebook and Twitter, including a photo that appears to...
  • Ben Carson fundraising Off CNN Misleading Information

    02/05/2016 6:42:37 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 24 replies
    Wait, I thought it was all Ted Cruz's fault? Seems Ben Carson, at least in fundraising e-mails knows the real source of the 'controversy' and that's CNN. No mention of Ted Cruz in Carson's latest fundraising e-mail, but CNN misleading information (which it was) while Carson continues to whine about Cruz to the left wing media. Even Donald Trump has moved on from the CNN induced conflict. But not Carson. So what actually had you outperform the polls in Iowa was in Ben? Was it Cruz or CNN? You can't have it both ways. Frankly, Ben Carson shouldn't even been...
  • IT’S HAPPENING JUST LIKE I TOLD YOU The implosion of the Democrats has begun

    02/05/2016 6:20:04 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 47 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 5 Feb, 2016 | Scott McKay
    This piece will borrow liberally from a pair of previous occupants of this space, in which (1) it was prophesied that Hillary Clinton will not ultimately be that party's nominee and (2) Mike Bloomberg will be allowed to ride in and purchase that party lock, stock and barrel. Now that those prophecies no longer reside deep in left field, that is.
  • The Rubio Menace

    02/05/2016 3:48:01 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 40 replies
    The Kaus Files ^ | 2/5/2016 | Kaus
    Marco and the K St. Restoration: I went to see Marco Rubio's town hall this afternoon in Salem, New Hampshire. It was only a few miles from my hotel-I really had no excuse. I wanted to find out: Was Rubio really as slick and insubstantial in this setting as John Edwards? Answer: No. He’s slicker. He's slicker, in part, because he at least seems a bit spontaneous, with a slightly goofy, human quality. I admit this is hard to judge seeing him once — maybe he always lets his 8-year-old son sit on his stool during his stump speech. But...
  • Bush: Obama speaking at mosque is 'more than appropriate'

    02/05/2016 2:18:26 PM PST · by TraditionalMerica · 43 replies
    eb Bush said Thursday it was "more than appropriate" for President Barack Obama to speak at a mosque, a departure from several of his Republican rivals. But, Bush argued, it took too long for Obama to make his first visit to a U.S. mosque as president. "I don't think it's divisive to go speak in a mosque. I'm surprised it took his eighth year to do it," the former Florida governor told reporters after stopping at a diner here. "The bigger issue is what have you done to deal with ISIS. It's important to recognize that peace-loving Muslims who are...
  • Trump Drops "F" Bomb in New Hampshire

    02/05/2016 1:36:01 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 331 replies
    Video Press ^ | 2/5/2016
    TRUMP UNHINGED: We're gonna bring businesses back from Mexico so you can tell them to GO F*CK THEMSELVES! Trump dropped the f-bomb in New Hampshire last night when talking about bringing businesses back to New Hampshire that left and went to Mexico. Trump tells the crowd that once we bring them back, they can tell these businesses to go f*ck themselves because they left in the first place. Link to video
  • 10-Year-Old Boy Brutally Raped By Iraqi Migrant at Pool in Vienna

    02/05/2016 1:31:14 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 50 replies
    Breitbart London ^ | 02/05/2016 | by Donna Rachel Edmunds
    An Iraqi migrant has admitted to raping a ten year old boy in a Viennese swimming pool so ferociously that the boy had to be hospitalised for his injuries. The man said he knew it was wrong but couldn’t help himself as he hadn’t had sex in months. Police investigators have ascertained that the 20 year old man entered Austria on the 13th September, travelling into the country via the Balkans. On the December 2nd he brutally attacked the young boy, pulling him into a changing cubicle, pulling down his swimming trunks and assaulting him. Although the boy cried out...
  • Horowitz: Why Did Marco Rubio Push Gang of Eight If He Was Aware of Security Risks?

    02/05/2016 1:19:26 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 8 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/5/2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    Feeling the heat that his only accomplishment in the Senate was promoting Obama's immigration policy, Rubio told a group of New Hampshire voters that his experience as a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee qualifies him to be president. Here is the relevant quote from the New York Times: As a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee, I have access to the most classified information in this government — equal basically to what the president sees except not at the same time. No one else in the race has access to that. I've had it for four or five years....
  • BOY, 8, ATTEMPTS TO ROB STORE WITH MOM'S LOADED GUN

    02/05/2016 1:10:05 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 15 replies
    ABC 7 CHICAGO ^ | 05 FEBRUARY 2016 | ABC 7 CHICAGO
    WEST PALM BEACH, FL -- An 8-year-old is accused of stealing his mother's loaded gun and trying to rob a grocery store in Florida. The boy is seen on surveillance video during the attempted robbery. He rode his bicycle to the store and is still wearing his helmet when he goes inside. He walked around for about a minute. Authorities say he then pulled the gun, approached the cashier and a store employee told station WPBF he demanded money. Another employee managed to take the gun from him. WPBF reports the gun was loaded, but no bullet was in the...
  • Rick Santorum Endorsement of Marco Rubio: Most Damaging Endorsement Ad Ever!

    02/05/2016 1:06:17 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 20 replies
    The Resurgent ^ | 2/4/2016 | Drew Ryun
    Good political ads create two reactions. They make voters stand up and cheer. Or they make them cringe and think, "That's gonna leave a mark.... aanndd I need to watch that again." Such is the nature of the ad Chris Christie dropped on Marco Rubio this evening. So grab some popcorn and a chair and watch "It's A Simple Question." For full disclosure, I am helping the Keep the Promise PAC team. Link to Ad Video Link to You Tube
  • Scammers target supermarket self-checkout lines

    02/05/2016 1:04:35 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 6 replies
    WTSP.COM | 05 FEBRUARY 2016 | 10 NEWS TAMPA BAY
    http://www.wtsp.com/story/money/2016/02/05/scammers-target-supermarket-self-checkout-lines/79865294/
  • Police focus on child sex predators in Wisconsin Dells

    02/05/2016 1:00:52 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 5 replies
    WISN.COM ^ | 05 FEBRUARY 2016 | WISN.COM
    WISCONSIN DELLS, Wis. --It's a popular Wisconsin tourist destination, but police say it is also attractive to child predators. The Wisconsin Dells, billed as the Waterpark Capital of the World, boasts more than 4 million visitors each year. But it could also be swimming with unfavorable clientele. WISN 12 News obtained video from Lake Delton police showing Pedro Esquivias floating in a wave pool at Mt. Olympus. Police said he was targeting sisters that were 12 and 19 years old. They said when the big waves hit, so did he. Prosecutors charged him with felony sexual assault of a child....
  • Woman, 82, tracks down and meets 96-year-old birth mother

    02/05/2016 12:58:54 PM PST · by Extremely Extreme Extremist · 4 replies
    WBAY.COM ^ | 05 FEBRUARY 2016 | AP
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) -- Eighty-two years after she was born to a teenage girl and put up for adoption, Betty Morrell finally has met her 96-year-old birth mother, thanks to the dogged persistence of her granddaughter during 20 years of searching. And as a bonus, she has forged a close friendship with a sister she never knew she had. "After my adoptive parents died, that's when I started looking," Betty Morrell said Thursday by phone from her home in Spring Hill, Florida. "Being that it was a closed adoption, it's like hitting a brick wall because you can't get any...
  • Joe Montana at 59: 'I can't really run or do much'

    02/05/2016 12:50:13 PM PST · by EveningStar · 34 replies
    USA Today | February 5, 2016 | Josh Peter
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  • Horowitz: Is Rubio Really the Most Electable Candidate?

    02/05/2016 12:08:13 PM PST · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 2/5/2016 | Daniel Horowitz
    It is a mantra that has been repeated so many times it has become de facto reality in the minds of those who watch Marco Rubio's Super PAC, aka Fox News. "Marco Rubio is the most electable candidate and we absolutely must defeat Hillary. He's the one!," we are told incessantly by the smart "conservatives." Asserting one candidate is more electable than another is always a fool's errand. After all, this frantic concern of electability is what got us the nominations of Bob Dole, John McCain, and Mitt Romney. Moreover, with the most radical and unappealing pair of Democrat candidates...