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  • MN firm reveals 110mph electric motorcycle – and will beat Harley to market

    07/31/2015 2:08:25 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 44 replies
    bringmethenews.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | By Adam Uren
    (Photo: Victory Motorcycles, website) A Minnesota company appears to have beaten Harley-Davidson to the punch by unveiling its first electric street motorcycle. Medina-based Polaris Industries, makers of Indian and Victory motorcycles, has this week revealed its “Empulse TT” high-performance sport bike, which runs without gas and has a top speed of 110mph. The Pioneer Press reports that with the Empulse appearing in Victory dealerships by the end of the year, Polaris has secured a key advantage over competitors Harley, whose Project LiveWire motorcycle won’t be brought to market until battery technology has improved enough to allow for longer driving distances....
  • Pro-Lifers, Be Wary of Mitch McConnell on Planned Parenthood

    07/31/2015 1:05:15 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 9 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | 7/31/2015 | Erick Erickson
    I saw Al Mohler of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary tweet out this link earlier today. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) 61% is calling on Planned Parenthood being defunded. I hope McConnell will stick with this, even at the risk of President Obama shutting down the government in the fight. But we should remember that we are at this point because of legislation McConnell supported. In 1991, Democrats introduced legislation to allow tissue donation for experimentation from elective abortions. President George H. W. Bush was vehemently opposed to the legislation. Nonetheless, it passed the House of Representatives with 274 votes. It...
  • Iowa Poll: Trump Takes Huge Lead Over Walker

    07/31/2015 12:36:54 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 40 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 7/3172015 | Courtney Coren
    Billionaire Donald Trump is blowing away his nearest competitor, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker, 2-to-1, in a poll of Iowa Republican voters released Friday by Gravis Marketing on behalf of One American News Network. Trump has a 15-point lead over Walker in the poll taken of 227 registered Republican voters in the Hawkeye State, asked Wednesday who among the GOP candidates for president they would vote for if the caucus were held today. The results, according to the poll: •Trump, 30.9 percent •Walker, 15.4 percent •Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, 10 percent •Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, 7.2 percent •Former Arkansas Gov....
  • Does this man have the most dangerous job in America? (aerobatic pilot Sean D. Tucker)

    07/31/2015 12:08:57 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | July 31, 2015 | Thom Patterson and Nick Scott
    Until you get to know Sean D. Tucker, it's hard to understand why he chooses to make a living by risking his life. But take a moment to watch what he does. It's magical. Watch him fly hundreds of miles an hour and thousands of feet high -- twirling, tumbling and twisting his airplane in ways you never thought possible ... Tucker is an aerobatic pilot -- among the best in the world. He calls it a form of art ...
  • What Voters See In Donald Trump

    07/31/2015 11:57:36 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 26 replies
    http://www.wsj.com ^ | 7/3072015 | Peggy Noonan
    I had a conversation this week with a longtime acquaintance who supports Donald Trump. She’s in her 60s, resides in north Georgia near the Tennessee line, lives on Social Security. She voted for Barack Obama in 2008 and was in fact the first person who alerted me to the breadth of his support. In 2012 she voted Republican, disappointed in Mr. Obama not from the left or the right but the center: He couldn’t make anything work or get anything done. So, why Trump? “The whole country will be in better shape. And ISIS won’t like it that he’s in...
  • Face the facts people, there is no life on Mars

    07/31/2015 11:20:25 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 51 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 07/24/2015 | Michael Hanlon
    Suddenly, space is getting interesting again. After decades of going boldly nowhere in low Earth orbit, Man, or rather his robotic emissaries, have made some startling discoveries in our Solar System. Cold, distant Pluto is – who would have thought it? – turning out to be one of the most interesting planets (yes, it is a planet) in the Solar System. Before the New Horizons probe turned up earlier this month, astronomers assumed it would be a dull, grey cratered rock. [SNIP] If we find life of any kind out there – whether it be Martian microbes (we have several...
  • New Report Confirms Findings Of Citizens’ Commission On Benghazi

    07/31/2015 9:01:35 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 12 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 30,2015 | Roger Aronoff
    http://www.westernjournalism.com/
  • Freddie Gray's Previous Attempt To Injure Himself In Previous Arrest Withheld From Defense

    07/31/2015 8:57:29 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 21 replies
    http://www.baltimoresun.com ^ | 7/31/2015 | Kevin Rector and Alison Knezevich
    Prosecutors have information indicating that Freddie Gray "attempted to injure himself" during a previous arrest, but have intentionally withheld it from their criminal case against the six Baltimore police officers charged in Gray's apprehension and death in April, the officers' attorneys said in a court filing Thursday.. "Based upon information and belief, the State's Attorney's Office was informed of this fact, yet failed to disclose to the Defendants any statements, reports, or other communications relating to this information," they wrote. Gray, a 25-year-old Baltimore man with a history of arrests, died in April after suffering a severe spinal cord injury...
  • Job Losses from Coal Closures Dwarf Gains from Wind Industry

    07/31/2015 7:54:24 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | unknown
    The EPA’s regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from power plants highlights the job-killing transition proposed by the administration. This carbon agenda, which the administration’s public relations team calls the “Clean Power Plan”, threatens to tear down the existing electricity generation infrastructure in the name of carbon dioxide emissions. This carbon agenda will magnify the market-distorting subsidies from the PTC—contributing to an estimated peak of one million job losses—will drain hundreds of billions of dollars from American families through increased energy bills, and will threaten the electric grid by rapidly switching from reliable to intermittent sources of electricity. Further, electricity from...
  • 11-Year-Old Boy Who Strangled Toddler Is Known for Carrying Around Dead Animals

    07/31/2015 7:50:25 AM PDT · by kalee · 41 replies
    Right Wing News ^ | 30 July 2015 | Gred Campbell
    Disturbing facts continue to emerge surrounding the alleged murder of a four year-old child who reportedly died at the hands of an 11 year-old child. The Daily Mail reports on the disturbing past: An 11-year-old boy who allegedly strangled a four-year-old boy had a history of disturbing behavior including choking another child and carrying around dead farm animals. The older boy’s violent outbursts are detailed in an arrest warrant which shows a horrific catalog of abuse meted out by him to other kids. His latest alleged victim, four-year-old Braydan Anthony Trahern, died at 12:40pm Tuesday at Shands Hospital in Gainesville,...
  • Economics 101: Wal-Mart Hikes Minimum Wages, Prepares To Fire 1000

    07/31/2015 7:42:02 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 07/31/2015 | Tyler Durden
    "Please remember, these people are our neighbors and friends. You have a skill that will be very much in need when this goes down. You are experts in the job market and you know what it takes to get hired. This is a time for us to step up and do what we can to help."The quote above is from an internal memo sent to employees of Northwest Arkansas recruiting firm Cameron Smith & Associates and references an expected wave of layoffs at WalMart’s home office in Bentonville. The memo was obtained by the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, who spoke with Cameron...
  • NEW Ex-Planned Parenthood Director Interview. Reveals Gruesome Details...

    07/31/2015 7:38:51 AM PDT · by StevenCrowder · 8 replies
    LouderWithCrowder.com ^ | 07/28/2015 | Steven Crowder
    Following the release of multiple undercover Planned Parenthood videos, I sat down with Abby Johnson, a former director of the organization. Now this isn’t just some cable news soundbite, this is a long-form interview where, if you listen to her, you can actually really learn something. In it she covers – The “up-sell”. Where PP employees were encouraged to try and tack on additional services to an already in-process abortion. Like used car salesman. – The actual percentage of annual PP funding that comes from abortions vs “women’s health care”. HINT: it’s mostly abortions. – The ultrasound that converted her...
  • Confederate flags placed at Martin Luther King’s church

    07/31/2015 7:26:14 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 31, 2015 4:26 AM EDT | Kate Brumback
    Surveillance cameras caught images of two white males laying Confederate battle flags on the ground near the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s church, but it wasn’t clear whether they had committed a crime. Atlanta police Chief George Turner said Thursday his officers were working with federal authorities and hadn’t determined what, if any, charges might be sought. Turner said they had not ruled out a hate crime, though Georgia has no state hate crimes law. An officer from the Atlanta FBI’s joint terrorism task force was on the scene “to better determine if any specific threats were received” and to...
  • Is Nobody Talking About Meadows? (Motion to Oust Boehner)

    07/31/2015 6:42:24 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 10 replies
    http://www.redstate.com ^ | 7/2972015 | Uncle Odie
    What if we could take out the Speaker but nobody joined? So just over eighteen hours ago, Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) 83% put in a resolution to Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) N/A% to “vacate the chair.” He composed a list of grievances, a list that has been hashed and re-hashed ALL OVER these Redstate Diaries for over four years! Meadows lists the Speaker’s attempt to “consolidate power and centralize decision-making… punish Members who vote according to their conscience instead of the will of the Speaker… use the legislative calendar to create crises for the American people.” This is great...
  • Dashcam catches off-duty cop threatening to put 'hole in head' of driver

    07/31/2015 6:35:15 AM PDT · by driftdiver · 28 replies
    CNET ^ | July 29, 2015 | Chris Matyszczyk
    Who would have felt comfortable in these circumstances? A Massachusetts man was driving in the town of Medford last Saturday night. He admits he took a wrong turn and ended up going the wrong way down a traffic circle. However, how wrong a turn might his life have taken if the events that followed had taken a slightly different turn. In dashcam video posted to YouTube by a driver who only gave his name as Michael, he is confronted by an angry man in a white tank top and shorts. The angry man steps out of a truck and approaches...
  • The Three Step Solution to Solve Illegal Immigration

    07/31/2015 6:22:16 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 16 replies
    http://www.barbwire.com ^ | 7/3172015 | Bryan Fischer
    The solution to the problem of illegal immigration is not complicated. It can be accomplished in three easy-to-understand steps. First, build a double-layer security fence along our entire southern border to stop the flood of illegal immigration. Fences work, which is why President Obama recently re-enforced the security fence around the White House. When a border fence was installed in the San Diego sector, illegal immigration plunged by 90%. Fences are such an obvious part of any solution that even Muslim countries such as Saudi Arabia and Tunisia are putting them up to protect themselves from the most murderous elements...
  • Will Jewish Democrats Sink Iran Deal?

    07/31/2015 6:10:36 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    http://www.rightwingnews.com ^ | 7/31/2015 | Mona Charen
    “Seven Jewish Lawmakers Could Tilt the Scales on Iran Deal,” headlines The Times of Israel. The members — Sen. Charles Schumer, Rep. Steven Israel, Rep. Eliot Engel, Rep. Adam Schiff, Rep. Nita Lowey, Sen. Ben Cardin and Rep. Ted Deutch — are all Democrats. They must choose between loyalty to their party’s president and concern about what the deal portends for Israeli and American security. There are long and short answers to the question: “Why are Jews liberal?” The long answer traces back to the Enlightenment in Europe, when parties of the right were monarchist and anti-Semitic, while parties of...
  • 17-year-old playing solo Russian roulette in front of his friends shoots himself dead

    07/30/2015 10:06:32 PM PDT · by rikkir · 62 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 7/30/2015 | By Dailymail.com Reporter
    A teenager has died in Colorado after playing a game of Russian roulette while hanging out with his friends. Cruisito Leiba, 17, suffered a single gunshot wound to the head, said the Pueblo County Coroner's office. His friends said the teen had been playing with a shotgun when he fired it. He died in hospital. Several other teens were at the home when the incident happened but Leiba was the only one playing Russian roulette. 'He shot it once, nothing happened,' his friend Selena Aguila told CBS Denver. 'He shot it twice, nothing happened. Then, he shot it the third...
  • Donald Trump Would Be the Real First Black President

    07/30/2015 6:30:51 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 8 replies
    http://www.breitbart.com ^ | 7/730/2015 | Milo Yiannopoulous
    Consider, by contrast, what the effect of a Donald Trump presidency could be for black Americans. For one thing, a Republican president would do a far better job of insisting that places like Baltimore and Ferguson are policed properly. Whacking black families on welfare and turning a blind eye to crime — the Democrat way — is why so many black Americans are miserable, and why they riot. But, more crucially, his stance on immigration would immeasurably benefit African-Americans. It is they who suffer when America does nothing to stem the tide of illegal aliens pouring over the border: it’s...
  • Fired-Up Congressman Says What Needed To Be Said, Leaves Boehner In Shambles

    07/30/2015 5:54:28 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 17 replies
    The Western Journalism ^ | July 30,2015 | Christopher Agee
    http://www.westernjournalism.com/
  • General Dempsey: "Obama Ignored My Military Advice On Iran Nuke Deal and Sanctions". VIDEO

    07/30/2015 5:03:24 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 15 replies
    http://rightwingnews.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Teresa Monroe-Hamilton
    Why would Obama listen to any military leader? He doesnÂ’t even listen to those he hand-picked to do his bidding. He has nothing but disdain for our military and despises them in the extreme. He has never taken our leadersÂ’ advice and I wouldnÂ’t expect him to do so on Iran. He doesnÂ’t care how the deal hurts America or puts the world in danger, he cares about appeasing the Mullahs, plain and simple. Dempsey is exiting stage Left and I bet it canÂ’t be soon enough for him. This presidency will go down as the most disastrous foreign policy...
  • University removes ‘bias-free language guide’ from website

    07/30/2015 4:36:01 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 19 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 30, 2015 4:45 PM EDT | Holy Ramer
    The University of New Hampshire has removed from its website a “bias-free language guide” that warned against using the word “American” because it fails to recognize South America. The guide was developed in 2013 by several advocacy groups whose members are appointed by the university president. It was mentioned in an annual report submitted by at least one of those groups in 2014, but the university said administrators did not know about it until this week, when it was criticized in the media. […] It suggested replacements for common terms, such as “person of material wealth” instead of rich and...
  • Obamacare and the Road to Communism

    07/30/2015 2:14:59 PM PDT · by Art in Idaho · 17 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | July 30, 2015 | Jen Kuznicki
    The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) recently called attention to an IRS ruling that would penalize small businesses up to $500,000 for daring to compensate their employees for health insurance premiums. The NFIB reports, “On July 1, 2015, employers will be penalized $100 per day per employee if they try to make health insurance more affordable by reimbursing their employees for individual market health insurance premiums. The penalty affects businesses that provide reimbursement for more than one employee. The healthcare reimbursement prohibition regulation decreases an employer’s ability to assist employees with health insurance costs.” The ruling would fine the...
  • Bill Clinton Cheating Again- "Much Nicer Woman Than Hillary"

    07/30/2015 12:52:47 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 56 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Jim Hoft
    Author Ronald Kessler contends Bill Clinton is cheating again on Hillary. The author also writes in his latest book that the mistress is much nicer than Hillary Clinton. Hillary Rodham Clinton Author Ronald Kessler defends secret service agents and makes some sensational claims about former Presidents in his new book, The First Family Detail: Secret Service Agents Reveal the Hidden Lives of the Presidents. Kessler told Chris Stigall on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that the recent struggles of the agency detailed in the media is more the fault of management culture than individual agents… …He reports some very scandalous stories...
  • Call him Emmett

    07/30/2015 12:41:32 PM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    studentsforlife.org ^ | July 30, 2015 | students for life
    “..and another boy!” ~ Planned Parenthood medical assistant The little boy in the most recent undercover Planned Parenthood videos from the Center for Medical Progress has been referred to as “Eleven Six”, meaning that he was aborted at 11 weeks 6 days gestation. His tiny body parts are easily identifiable in the horrific videos as they are sorted in order to be sold. This baby deserves a name, deserves dignity that is rightly afforded him as a member of the human race – dignity that was ripped from him as he died at the hands Planned Parenthood. Dignity as they...
  • After 20 Years, Naugles Is Open Again in Southern California

    07/30/2015 12:18:20 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    CNN Wire via KTLA ^ | July 29, 2015
    After a 20-year hiatus, Naugles, a popular Mexican restaurant that once had a cult-like following, reopened Tuesday in Southern California ... Naugles merged with Del Taco in 1988, and by 1995 all of its locations had been shut down and replaced with Del Taco restaurants ...
  • Boehner's View on Congressional Representatives: Members Must Remain on the "Reservation"

    07/30/2015 12:12:38 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 22 replies
    http://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Mara Zebest
    Mark Levin exposes how Boehner views the Congressional representatives elected by the people. Apparently, Boehner feels that the representatives need to remain on the reservation and serve only CHIEF Boehner—rather than represent their constituents. The below audio also contains a clip from Congressman Walter Jones who supports Mark Meadows’ move to remove Boehner and provides supportive reasons for why it needs to be done. Congressman Jones explains that Boehner uses his position to intimidate and coerce (more on the CNN interview with Jones here). Boehner’s mafia-like tactics are used to gain support for bills that ultimately enable Obama instead of...
  • Mystery pooper targeting holes of Norwegian golf course

    07/30/2015 12:04:02 PM PDT · by Theoria · 80 replies
    UPI ^ | 25 July 2015 | Ben Hooper
    The groundskeeper of a Norwegian golf course said a mystery pooper targeting course holes must be a man "because the poos are too massive to be from a woman." Kenneth Tennfjord, groundskeeper at the Stavanger Golf Club, said he has been finding human feces and toilet paper in course holes since 2005. "He has a couple of favorite holes," Tennfjord told the Rogaland Avis newspaper. "And we know it is a man because the poos are too massive to be from a woman." "He poos only on weekdays. On weekends I have never found poo on the golf course," Tennfjord...
  • Jose Canseco will live as a woman to support Caitlyn Jenner

    07/30/2015 11:18:15 AM PDT · by Phlap · 74 replies
    MSN ^ | 07/30/2015
    Former MLB star Jose Canseco says he will show his support for Caitlyn Jenner, the former Olympic decathalon gold medalist Bruce Jenner, by living as a woman for one week. “I can't say exactly how it's going to be done yet," the slugger told the New York Daily News. "It will be done for about a week — it will be on my Internet show called, ‘Spend a Day With Jose.'"
  • Donald Trump's Rise in the Polls has Chris Matthews ASTONISHED

    07/30/2015 11:49:35 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 35 replies
    http://www.therightscoop.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Staff
    Chris Matthews opened his show tonight noting that none of the attacks aimed at Trump are having any affect at hurting him. In fact he notes it’s just the opposite, that Trump is proving Nietzsche right in that what doesn’t kill him is making him stronger. Matthews takes us through the timeline of attacks at Trump over the past few weeks, pointing out his continual rise in the polls and even conceding that Trump now has ‘something of a shot’ at winning this thing. Howard Fineman agrees, noting that “Trump is able to appeal across an unusual if not unprecedented...
  • Boom: NC Congressman Stands With Mark Meadows. Tells CNN Boehner Is A Bully Who Must Go

    07/30/2015 11:42:32 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 11 replies
    http://www.therightscoop.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Staff
    North Carolina Congressman Walter Jones is standing with Mark Meadows in his effort to oust Boehner, telling CNN that Boehner uses intimidation and coercion to get members to vote his way on legislation. Jones says men and women aren’t voted to Congress to be puppets of the Speaker of the House: No one should be intimidated for voting your conscience. If you are here to vote for the will of the Speaker and not the will of the people, you don’t need to be here. Boom! That is exactly right. Walter Jones doesn’t pull any punches in this interview and...
  • Auschwitz commandant outraged over Mengele video

    07/30/2015 10:41:04 AM PDT · by Heartlander · 22 replies
    The People's Cube ^ | 7/29/2015 | Komissar al-Blogunov
    Auschwitz commandant outraged over Mengele video Rudolph Hoess, family man and commandant of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, has been desperately trying to restore the camp's reputation after some damaging remarks by one of its doctors, Joseph Mengele, were caught on tape and posted online. Dr. Mengele, who oversees medical services at the camp, was recorded casually speaking of a girl who was suffering complications as a result of HitlerCare. The girl, Eva Mozes Kor, complained of fever, trembling, and swollen limbs that resulted from a series of five free government-funded injections. Mengele is seen on the tape laughing off the...
  • How Cruz, Fiorina, and Even Trump Are Saving the GOP Brand

    07/30/2015 8:59:32 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 10 replies
    http://www.townhall.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Carl Jackson
    Donald Trump won't be getting my vote in the GOP presidential primary. However, contrary to popular belief, I'm grateful he's put the GOP on life support, and he isn't alone. Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina, Ben Carson and Marco Rubio are doing what's been unseen since Ronald Reagan--speaking above the political and media elite and connecting directly to the people. I suspect Trump will fade. And when he does, those who can effectively communicate a vision for America with passion and optimism along with a plan to restore her to prominence will be poised to siphon off his supporters. So how...
  • Where the Nanny State is taking the middle class

    07/30/2015 8:51:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 1 replies
    canadafreepress.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    Countries run more efficiently when there is less government intervention. Government certainly has its role in providing a strong military, adequate border defense, police and fire protection, and education. Unfortunately government intervention in the free market has caused again and again more harm than good. And government has now become a Hydra that we fail to legally slay. Voting in a new government has been discouraging; it is now impossible to rid ourselves of the encroaching octopus with sharped-edged suckers.
  • America Needs A Sensible Approach To Illegal Immigration

    07/30/2015 8:49:47 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 23 replies
    http://www.rightwingnews.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Victor Hanson
    Can we be honest about illegal immigration? It is a common challenge to almost every advanced Western country that is adjacent to poorer nations. American employers and ethnic activists have long colluded to weaken border enforcement and render immigration law meaningless. The former wanted greater profits from cheaper labor, the latter wished more political clout for themselves. Mexico conspired, too. It received billions of easy dollars in remittances from its expatriates in America. Mexico had few qualms about letting millions of its own citizens illegally cross its northern border into the United States — even though the Mexican government would...
  • The Lion In Twitter (Kimmel weeps, takes candy from children, notes Todd Seavey.)

    07/30/2015 8:11:10 AM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    Splice Today ^ | July 30, 2015 | Todd Seavey
    I think there’s something odd—maybe even phony or at least self-deluding—about people going berserk over that dentist shooting a lion. Even many of the animal-welfare activists themselves are quick to note that while Twitter heaps death threats on the dentist, chickens and cows go on dying by the millions. I am not so inhuman in my utilitarianism as to think people’s outrage and empathy should be turned into an abstract, fine-tuned calculator, divorced from the spectacles immediately before their eyes, but sometimes the contrast between their moments of empathy and their moments of callousness is jarring and strange. Take Jimmy...
  • Why Cruz Trumps Trump

    07/30/2015 7:46:25 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 83 replies
    http://www.rightwingnews.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Roert Cleveland
    EVERYONE has been talking about Donald Trump lately. It seems that almost the entirety of election coverage has either been about the latest thing that Donald Trump said, or the media asking other candidates to react to the latest thing that Donald Trump said. But here’s the thing: regardless of how loudly or boldly Donald Trump is advocating for certain conservative issues, he would make a horrible president. Just the fact that he is such an egotistical hothead makes him a bad pick, but when you look at what the Democrats, particularly President Obama and those in his administration (oftentimes...
  • Thank God Mr. Cruz Is In Washington

    07/30/2015 7:39:54 AM PDT · by conservativejoy · 10 replies
    http://www.rightwingnews.com ^ | 7/30/2015 | Lloyd Marcus
    My email account was on fire, everyone excited about Sen Ted Cruz calling Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell a liar on the Senate floor. Cruz cited each of Obama’s unprecedented unlawful power grabs and repeals of our freedoms that the GOP promised to block, only to stab us (We the People/Tea Party) in the back. Immediately, I thought, “Thank God Ted Cruz is in Washington.” Before I go on, I wish to address a guy whom I will call Ned. Whenever I praise a conservative, Ned emails to correct me, claiming the conservative is a deceitful traitor. When I share...
  • University Language Guide: The Word ‘American’ Is Now Offensive

    07/30/2015 7:31:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 29 replies
    National Review ^ | 07/30/2015 | Katherine Timpf
    According to a “Bias-Free Language Guide” used by the University of New Hampshire, the word “American” is “problematic” and therefore should not be used. “North Americans often use ‘American’ which usually, depending on the contexts, fails to recognize South America,” the guide explains. “[It] assumes the U.S. is the only country inside these two continents,” it adds. It recommends using “Resident of the U.S.” or “U.S. citizen” instead. According to the guide, other “problematic” terms include “opposite sex” (it recommends using “other sex,”) “senior citizen” (it recommends “old people” or “people of advanced age”) and “obese” (it recommends using...
  • The Rise Of The Anti-Cuckservative

    07/30/2015 7:26:54 AM PDT · by wolfman23601 · 7 replies
    Return of Kings ^ | 7/30/15 | Michael Sebastian
    The term “cuckservative” is much more than an insult. It comes loaded with some ideas that makes me think that we are witnessing a great shift in American politics—perhaps even the birth of a new movement. If you are unfamiliar with the term cuckservative, you need to read Matt Forney’s excellent introduction to the concept. Here is Matt’s definition: [C]uckservatives are right-wing politicians and pundits who make a big show of defending traditional values, yet when push comes to shove, they roll over for the left on every issue out of fear of being called “racist,” “sexist” or “homophobic.” Some...
  • StemExpress Cells in the Development of Humanized Mice

    07/30/2015 7:11:24 AM PDT · by Erik Latranyi · 15 replies
    StemExpress ^ | 10 June 2015 | StemExpress
    The human body is a complex biological system. In order to fully understand this complex system, in vivo (live) analysis is often required. However, the study of human biology in vivo is severely limited due to ethical and technical constraints. In place of human models, humanized mice have been created to fill this role. These humanized mice have become important tools for the in vivo studies of human cells, tissues, and organs, without putting individuals at risk. Such humanized mouse models may be used to model the human immune system in scenarios of health and pathology. A successful means of...
  • Here Comes the Sun: Why Weather Influenced the Music of the '60s

    07/30/2015 5:43:07 AM PDT · by Diana in Wisconsin · 53 replies
    AccuWeather ^ | July 30, 2015 | Mark Lebberfinger
    Over 900 songwriters or singers have written or sung about weather, the most common being Bob Dylan, followed by John Lennon and Paul McCartney, according to British researchers, writing in the journal Weather. Sixteen percent, or 48, of The Beatles' 308 songs are weather-related. Weather plays a powerful role in our lives so it should be no surprise that the theme is played out in the music songwriters and singers produce, researchers said. "I think they simply wrote about aspects of the world that they enjoyed or inspired them. They have lots of good catchy music tunes, so that helps...
  • Breaking: Gay Couples in Texas Just Got Some Bad News (Go Texas!)

    07/29/2015 7:16:45 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 14 replies
    http://www.rightwingnews.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Tersa Monroe-Hamilton
    This is a fantastic victory for conservatives in Texas! I couldn’t believe it when Mayor Parker of Houston shoved through the HERO ordinance against the wishes of the voters there. Over 50,000 petition signatures were gathered and Parker threw them out saying she didn’t care, that HERO would stand. The gay rights mandate allowed for both sexes to use each other’s restrooms and locker rooms, opening the door for sexual predators. Then Parker violated religious rights profoundly by subpoenaing several pastors who were not parties to the litigation, ordering them to turn over all communications regarding the ordinance, the mayor,...
  • It's Surprisingly Legal to Eat Lion Meat

    07/29/2015 6:06:15 PM PDT · by ScottWalkerForPresident2016 · 24 replies
    VICE News ^ | 02/19/2015 | Mark Hay
    As part of the celebrations for his 91st birthday next Saturday, Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe will be served a feast featuring five impala, two buffalo, two elephants, two sables, and one lion. According to a report in Zimbabwe's The Chronicle, the menagerie was donated by Tendai Musasa, owner of the prominent Woodlands Farm near the Elephant Hills Resort at Victoria Falls, where the 20,000-person shindig will take place. While you'd think that eating elephants and lions, icons of wildlife conservation, would be illegal, it turns out it's not—neither under Zimbabwean nor international law. As of 1997, elephant populations in Botswana,...
  • Gallup: Liberals More Likely to Drink Than Conservatives

    07/29/2015 5:18:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 32 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | July 29, 2015 | 5:18 PM EDT | (CNSNews.com Staff)
    According to a Gallup survey conducted this month, American liberals are more likely to drink than American conservatives. From July 8-12, Gallup asked 1,009 adults in the United States: “Do you have occasion to use alcoholic beverages such as liquor, wine, or beer, or are you a total abstainer?” The results, which had a margin of error of ± 4 percentage points, showed a number of trends. Only 61 percent of self-identified conservatives said, yes, they do have occasion to use alcoholic beverages. However, 65 percent of moderates said yes, and 69 percent of liberals said yes. …
  • Gay dads who shot to fame after posting photos with their children announce they're splitting up

    07/29/2015 4:44:23 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 59 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 29 July 2015 | VALERIE SIEBERT and CHARLIE LANKSTON
    Two fathers who were made famous when an Instagram image of them doing their daughters' hair in the morning went viral have broken up. Kordale Lewis, 26, and Caleb Anthony, 27, from Atlanta, Georgia, became overnight sensations with the photo in January 2014 and have since starred in a powerful ad campaign for Nikon promoting acceptance. But fans of the couple were blindsided when Caleb - who had previously gone by the spelling Kaleb - made a series of posts on Instagram, which have since been removed, including a long letter explaining that he was leaving Kordale, breaking off their...
  • Trump Heard What Obama Said About Running Again, Fired Back With 3 PERFECT Sentences

    07/29/2015 4:24:19 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 22 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | July 29,2015 | Randy DeSoto
    Presidential candidate Donald Trump begs to differ with President Barack Obama’s assessment that if he ran for a third term, he could win it.
  • General Martin Dempsey Contradicts Obama Claim We Must Accept Iran Deal Or Go To War

    07/29/2015 3:44:27 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 11 replies
    GREAT questioning by Sen. Joni Ernst. She asks Gen. Martin Dempsey if he has advised the President that the choice is either to take the deal with Iran or go to war. Ernst pointed out that Obama has repeatedly said that’s the only two options. Dempsey said flatly that he has NOT given Obama that advice. Not only that, Dempsey went on to say there are a “range of options,” totally opposite what Obama contends.LINK to VIDEO
  • Nursing Home Placement for Mother with Advanced Alzheimer's Disease to take place within 7 - 10 days

    07/29/2015 3:04:22 PM PDT · by hondact200 · 19 replies
    July 29, 2015 | hondact200
    Today, I was informed by the nursing home that it is in the process of moving 2 current residents from Alzheimer's Unit to the general floor, and there will be an opening within the next 7 - 10 days. Started the process for nursing home placement for my mother with now advanced Alzheimer's Disease in December 2014. Anticipated August 7, 2015 admission date.
  • Trump, Palin Ticket Could Be A GOP Trailblazer

    07/29/2015 2:55:36 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 50 replies
    http://www.newsmax.com ^ | 7/29/2015 | Melanie Hatley
    Donald Trump and Sarah Palin could be star-studded bedfellows for the GOP after expressing their mutual admiration in recent weeks. Palin was first out of the gate earlier this month when she jumped to the defense of Trump in the aftermath of the flap that saw him question her former running mate, Arizona Sen. John McCain, and his status as a war hero. "Both men have more in common than today's media hype would have you believe. Both blazed trails in their careers and love our great nation," Palin said. "Trump is a hero in another arena." She added, "Trump...