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  • Amy Robach apologizes for ‘mistakenly’ using racial slur on ‘GMA’

    08/22/2016 11:59:00 AM PDT · by sparklite2 · 83 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 22, 2016 | AP
    “Good Morning America” co-anchor Amy Robach has apologized for saying “colored people” on Monday’s broadcast of the ABC program. “We no longer use the term colored people, although once upon a time that was a term in use,” McDowell said. “Now the preferred usage is people of color ..."
  • Meryl Streep: Trump Rallies Fueled by Bloodlust

    08/12/2016 6:48:07 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 63 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | Aug. 11, 2016 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Acclaimed actress and Hillary Clinton loyal Meryl Streep was "shocked" at colleague Clint Eastwood's recent interview with Esquire magazine, in which he said he would vote for Donald Trump and said that it would be difficult to listen to Mrs. Clinton's voice for four years. Newsbusters parsed excerpts from Streep's response, which was recently published in Variety magazine: Speaking to Variety magazine, Streep expressed “shock” at Eastwood’s comments: “I’ll have to speak to him…I’ll have to correct that! I’m shocked. I really am. Because he’s more — I would have thought he would be more sensitive than that.” It’s fair...
  • ‘Pokemon Go’ Players Blamed For Damage At Historic Mass. Fort

    08/08/2016 1:08:06 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 17 replies
    AP/CBS Boston ^ | 8/6/2016
    <p>FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (CBS/AP) — A fort destroyed in the Revolutionary War is again fending off attacks — this time from “Pokemon Go” players.</p> <p>Caretakers of Fort Phoenix in Massachusetts say players of the popular smartphone game are damaging the historic site.</p>
  • Couple claims sexual assault by toy at hibachi restaurant

    07/28/2016 8:36:36 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    WIS-TV ^ | 7/27/2016
    (Some people in Murfreesboro TN need to get out more) A woman's husband said she was sexually assaulted when she was squirted with water from a toy at a hibachi restaurant. The woman, Isabelle Lassiter, and her husband, James Lassiter, called the police but refused to file charges when they arrived Monday. "It was a sexual-style assault on my wife," James Lassiter said Tuesday. The toy, used during the cook's show at Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse, was made to look like a little boy, and it shoots water when its plastic pants are pulled down. Isabelle Lassiter said she thinks the...
  • All Wars Are Bankers’ Wars: Horrible to Watch How False French World War Begins

    07/27/2016 2:24:52 PM PDT · by Chickensoup · 48 replies
    The Daily Bell ^ | 07.27.16 | Daily Bell Staff
    Le Pen’s niece enrolls in the ARMY as she calls on France to ‘kill Islamism’ … Marion Le Pen has said she will enroll in the French army reserve Marion Le Pen announced on Twitter she would join the French Army reserve after a spate of Islamic State-inspired terror attacks in Europe. The 26-year-old also blasted the “ineffective” French army as the country reels from the murder of 84-year-old Father Jacques Hamel by two teenagers who said they were ISIS “soldiers”. –UK Express The horrible murder of Father Jacques Hamel in Rouen France by “ISIS soldiers” has further inflamed French...
  • AZ Anti-Trump Protester: ‘Make America Mexico Again’

    06/18/2016 1:57:04 PM PDT · by SES1066 · 55 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 6/18/16 | Breitbart
    An anti-Trump protester in Arizona held up a “Make America Mexico Again” sign as anti-Trump agitators demonstrated ahead of Trump’s Saturday visit to the Grand Canyon State. ... (snip) ... A Tuscon police officer who attended the event as a private citizen said though he felt safe around Trump’s supporters, he did not feel safe around the anti-Trump agitators, whom he called “the most hateful, evil people he has ever seen.”
  • 'Hell No!' Cashier refuses to serve Trump backers

    06/18/2016 6:34:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Fox ^ | June 17, 2016 | Todd Starnes
    Shannon Riggs and her cousins were famished after attending a Donald Trump rally last week in Richmond, Va., so they decided to drop by Cook Out – a regional restaurant chain known for its tasty burgers. The group was decked out in Trump swag – from T-shirts to those iconic red hats emblazoned with the campaign’s slogan: “Make America Great Again.” But apparently the cashier at the Cook Out in Colonial Heights does not believe Trump can make America great again. Nor do they believe his supporters deserve to eat Cook Out hamburgers. Riggs explained what happened during the June...
  • The Minimum Wage Pain Continues: Hundreds More To Be Fired At Walmart

    06/17/2016 6:37:38 AM PDT · by Lorianne · 14 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 16 June 2016 | Tyler Durden
    Walmart reported relatively decent Q1 results, however one item that was apparent is that costs are still a factor in the business, as operating income was lower y/y even on increased revenues. We've discussed many times the fact that Walmart has been overly eager to boost everyone's wage in order to appease the living wage crowd, and as a result the company has had to move forward with massive layoffs and store closings to try and mitigate the impact on profits. Earlier this month we also noted that Walmart is testing out drones that when operational, will be able to...
  • Michael Moore: Lawmakers against an assault weapons ban should be 'removed'

    06/15/2016 3:42:36 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 6-15-16 | Daniel Caitin
    Michael Moore is calling for the removal of any members of Congress who do not support a bill to ban all assault weapons, following the Sunday morning mass shooting at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., that left 49 dead. "Any member of Congress who hasn't announced support for a bill to ban all assault weapons by Friday should be removed from Congress," the Academy Award-winning documentary filmmaker tweeted Tuesday evening. Democrats have in the past called for renewing a federal ban on assault weapons following mass shootings.
  • Fox News’ Gretchen Carlson Doubles Down On AR-15 Ban

    06/15/2016 10:18:27 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 115 replies ^ | 6-15-2016 | AWR HAWKINS
    Gretchen Carlson is renewing her push for an AR-15 ban, firing off a series of tweets further criticizing AR-15s and pointed to her daughter’s work with a Newtown charity. Breitbart News reported that Carlson said that AR-15s are not needed “to hunt or kill deer” and suggested they only serve to enable terrorists to carry out their attacks with greater efficiency. She quoted a December 2015 poll showing majority support for an “assault weapons” ban and said, “I’m with the majority today, taking a stand.” When confronted by Second Amendment supporters on Twitter, Carlson doubled down on her pro-ban stance,...
  • The Assault Weapons Ban Is A Stupid Idea Pushed By Stupid People

    06/15/2016 12:31:05 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 28 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 6/13/16 | Sean Davis
    It happens like clock work: as soon as there’s a mere whisper of a terrorist attack or a mass shooting, the usual suspects kick in to high gear. Their destination is always the same: a faraway land where a so-called assault weapons ban magically eliminates not only guns but also prevents guns from walking of their own volition, without need of human agency, into crowded places and killing people. The reaction after the terrorist attack in Orlando, in which a radical Islamist who pledged allegiance to ISIS murdered at least 49 people in a packed night club, was as predictable...
  • Conan O’Brien: No One Should Be ‘Allowed’ To Own A Semiautomatic Rifle

    06/14/2016 1:47:03 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 108 replies
    Breitbart ^ | June 14, 2016 | Awr Hawkins
    During the June 13 monologue on Conan, host Conan O’Brien referenced the Orlando terror attack and said no one should be able to own “a semiautomatic rifle.” He described semiautomatic rifles as “weapons of war” that “have no place in civilian life.”
  • Jimmy Fallon means well, but manages to get absolutely everything about Orlando wrong

    06/14/2016 10:54:24 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/14/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Nothing here is what a confused and deceived culture thinks it is. Unlike a lot of celebrities, I do not think Jimmy Fallon is actively hostile toward the traditions of this nation, nor toward Christianity. I think for the most part he just tries to get along with everyone and finds it easier to go with the flow of the prevailing culture rather than to think too deeply about things. But either of the two stances - active hostility or passive acceptance - gets you to the same delusional conclusion, which is why Fallon’s brief and clearly heartfelt statement about...
  • Kim Kardashian Calls Out Congress For Failing To Close The ‘Terror Gap’

    06/13/2016 11:16:21 AM PDT · by PROCON · 61 replies
    HUFFPO ^ | June 13, 2016 | Julia Brucculieri
    Kim Kardashian shared her thoughts about gun control following the deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history in Orlando early Sunday morning. In a series of tweets sent on Sunday, the 35-year-old reality star called out Congress for failing to close the “terror gap,” a legal loophole that allows individuals on terrorist watch lists to purchase firearms.~SNIP~Kim has spoken openly about gun laws in the past. Following the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut — which left 26 people, mostly children, dead — she tweeted her support of stricter gun control. In June 2015, she also...
  • Celebrities Call For Gun Control,Rip Donald Trump After Orlando Nightclub Terror

    06/12/2016 1:27:19 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 89 replies ^ | June 12, 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Celebrities took to social media on Sunday to call for gun control in the wake of the deadly terror attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, during which 50 people were killed and another 53 injured by gunman Omar Mateen. In addition to calling for stricter gun laws, a number of celebrities — including Star Trek star George Takei and director Judd Apatow — also angrily blasted presumptive GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump, in replies to one of his tweets about the shooting.
  • 'The Last Face': Cannes Review [Sean Penn falls hard on his face]

    05/21/2016 2:12:29 PM PDT · by Enchante · 13 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | May 20, 2016 | David Rooney
    A backdrop of Third World atrocity, suffering and merciless human-rights violations serves as the canvas for a faux-profound Hollywood love story in Sean Penn's stunningly self-important but numbingly empty cocktail of romance and insulting refugee porn, The Last Face. Beautiful movie stars — rugged, earthy Javier Bardem sporting flawless, bedroom-chic stubble, and iron butterfly Charlize Theron, wearing dewy no-makeup makeup and an excellent moisturizer — battle for 130 stultifying minutes to listen to their hearts while their souls take a hammering. Audiences are more likely to check out and just leave them to it....
  • Obamas welcome A-list crowd to White House for state dinner

    05/14/2016 8:55:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 31 replies ^ | 5/14/16
    Famous people and people just famous-for-Washington scored coveted invitations to Friday night’s White House state dinner honoring the leaders of Sweden, Iceland, Finland, Denmark and Norway. Will Ferrell, who famously parodied past President George W. Bush on “Saturday Night Live,” and Bellamy Young, first lady on the TV show “Scandal,” made the cut, as did recently retired late-night host David Letterman, “Girls” actress Allison Williams and actor-comedian Aziz Ansari.
  • Eagles eating cat upsets nest viewers

    04/29/2016 8:09:22 AM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 86 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | 4/29/16 | John Hayes
    It was inevitable, from the moment video cameras went up over Pittsburgh area bald eagle nests, that viewers would eventually see something disturbing. On Tuesday, eagles at the nest site in the Hays neighborhood brought a young cat into the nest to feed their two eaglets. "After reviewing the footage, we believe the cat was dead when it was brought to the nest," said Rachel Handel, spokeswoman for the Audubon Society of Western Pennsylvania. "We don't know if it was a pet or feral. It's impossible to know if the cat was killed by the eagle or was a roadkill,...
  • ABC in Meltdown Mode As They Send Legal Letters Telling Kelly Ripa To Go Back To Work

    04/23/2016 4:13:11 PM PDT · by drewh · 63 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12:18 EST, 23 April 2016
    After refusing to appear on her own TV show for most of this week, bosses at ABC are worried that Kelly Ripa could 'go rogue' when she finally agrees to return to work. According to Page Six, Ripa is still refusing to take calls from executives at the networks - still furious after learning she was being 'overshadowed' by her co-anchor Michael Strahan, who is to join Good Morning America full time. The fear is that she could 'do an Ann Curry' and turn on her on-screen partner, poisoning the on-air chemistry between them for months to come. Ripa refused...
  • Lindsay Lohan Is Converting To Islam

    04/21/2016 9:43:13 AM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 117 replies
    The Superficial ^ | April 20, 2016
    “I’m a very spiritual person and I’m really open to learning,” the Catholic-born actress told The Sun on her conversion to Islam. Lohan, 29, who was spotted carrying a copy of the Koran while tending to her community service in New York last summer, also said there’s more to the text than what many people have been led to believe. And you can totally trust Lindsay when it comes to the Koran because it’s not like she’s walking around preaching about it without even reading the whole thing. Who does that? “I’m not done reading it. Do you know how...
  • Sharon Stone: Donald Trump’s ‘Horrible Campaign Based on Fear’ Could Lead to Another Holocaust

    04/15/2016 4:32:57 PM PDT · by ghosthost · 55 replies
    BreaitBart ^ | 4-15-2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Actress Sharon Stone admits that she’s ready for Hillary, but is afraid for America’s future if White House hopeful Donald Trump is elected president — which she says could lead to another Holocaust. “We have leaders and people who are trying to be leaders who are running campaigns based on fear, and that’s a contagion. It’s horrible. Holocausts have occurred when that fire catches loose,” the 58-year-old actress said in a Thursday interview with the Hollywood Reporter.
  • Reuters: If GOP Primaries came down to Cruz/Trump, whom would you vote? Cruz 39.7 Trump 34.6 [fudged

    04/01/2016 2:10:05 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 153 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 29, 2016
    Chart @ Above Link
  • Martin Sheen Hopes His New O.J. Is Innocent Docuseries Will Find Nicole Simpson’s Real Killer

    03/31/2016 8:47:08 AM PDT · by PROCON · 58 replies
    vanityfair | March 30, 2016 | JOANNA ROBINSON
    Linky only.
  • Barbra Streisand Blasts ‘Outright Sexism’ in Media’s Coverage of Hillary Clinton

    03/28/2016 1:49:51 PM PDT · by dennisw · 54 replies
    breitbart ^ | 28 Mar 2016 | Daniel Nussbaum
    Barbra Streisand lashed out at political pundits and the media at large on Friday, accusing them of demonstrating “outright sexism” and “sexist condescension” while covering Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton’s campaign. “Why is it that today even a woman as impressive as Hillary Clinton is judged not by her merits and extensive resume alone, but held to a pernicious double standard?” the ten-time Grammy Award-winning singer wrote in a short essay for the Huffington Post. She continued: It seems that nothing much has changed. It’s been 24 years since I said in a speech for Women in Film, “Men and...
  • Fox News Poll: Cruz gains on Trump in GOP race, Clinton up by double digits

    03/23/2016 3:19:26 PM PDT · by mtrott · 481 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 23, 2016 | Dana Blanton
    The Republican field has narrowed and so has the race for the party’s nomination: front-runner Donald Trump and Ted Cruz are within the margin of error in a new Fox News national poll on the 2016 election.
  • George Clooney Calls Donald Trump ‘a Xenophobic Fascist’

    03/03/2016 11:57:57 AM PST · by BradtotheBone · 121 replies
    Variety ^ | March 03, 2016 | Jacob Bryant
    George Clooney has joined the masses in calling out Donald Trump. In an interview with The Guardian, Clooney sat down and talked about his thoughts on the potential Republican nominee. “He’s just an opportunist,” the “Hail, Caesar” actor said. “Now he’s a fascist; a xenophobic fascist.” Clooney added that during election season it often isn’t the person with the best idea being heard but rather the person who is loudest. “Let’s put things into perspective,” he said. “You know, the truth of the matter is, in election season, things go crazy, and the loudest voices are the furthest and most...
  • Michelle Obama Celebrates Women Going to War: ‘They’ll Soon Be Welcome in Every Combat Unit’

    03/03/2016 10:59:24 AM PST · by PROCON · 100 replies
    cnsnews ^ | March 3, 2016 | Staff
    ( - In a speech marking Women’s History Month, which was delivered at the U.S. Capitol on Wednesday, First Lady Michelle Obama celebrated the decision taken by her husband’s administration to put young women in all combat roles in the U.S. military. “Thanks to brilliant, fearless women like General Vaught, today, more than 200,000 women are serving our country in just about every role and rank,” said Mrs. Obama. “They’re flying fighter jets, training new recruits; they’re graduating Army Ranger School--and I met those graduates. They are awesome. Fierce! And as you’ve already heard, they will soon be welcome in...
  • Rangel: " As An American And As A Patriot" I Don't Think We Can Afford Trump

    03/03/2016 6:26:42 AM PST · by Biggirl · 67 replies ^ | March 3, 2016 | Pam Key
    On Fox New Channel’s “Your World” on Wednesday, while discussing a potential Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton presidential race, Rep. Rep. Charles Rangel (D-NY) questioned what a potential Trump nomination could mean for the country.
  • Raven-Symoné: I’ll move to Canada if a Republican is ‘nominated’

    03/01/2016 6:43:01 AM PST · by Citizen Zed · 101 replies ^ | 2-27-2016 | cnn wire
    Raven-Symoné, co-host of “The View,” swore on the talk show that she will move to Canada “if any Republican gets nominated” for president. After her election confession Thursday, co-host Joy Behar pointed out to Raven-Symoné that she is not a Canadian citizen. Co-host Candace Cameron Bure chimed in, saying she needs a visa to work in Canada. “I already have my ticket,” Raven-Symoné said. “No, I literally bought my ticket. I swear.” The hurdles that Americans have to jump in order to reside in the Great White North may become a reality for Raven-Symoné, because a Republican candidate will have...
  • I’m Voting for Hillary Because of My Daughter

    02/10/2016 2:56:00 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 93 replies
    New York Magazine ^ | February 10, 2016 | Laura June
    Back in the 2008 primary season, I supported Hillary Clinton. That choice wasn’t easy for me, especially as Barack Obama advanced and became ever more compelling as a candidate. I felt spoiled as the year progressed: two great, revolutionary candidates; I’d be happy with either. And yet, until she conceded defeat, I stuck with Hillary for the simple reason that she is a woman. I did it for my newly dead mother, who would have loved to see the day when a woman became POTUS. My mother, who was 21 years old when Roe v. Wade passed, and to whom...
  • ‘Yes, Again’: ‘NCIS’ Actress Pauley Perrette Reports Latest Encounter With Transient

    02/10/2016 9:26:49 AM PST · by Menehune56 · 83 replies
    CBS Los Angeles ^ | 2/10/2016 | CBS LA
    LOS ANGELES ( - For the second time in less than three months, "NCIS" star Pauley Perrette is alleging she was accosted by a transient. In a message posted to her Twitter page early Wednesday morning, Perrette said she was headed home from work on Cahuenga Boulevard when she saw a homeless man "asking for money from drivers." Pauley - who wrote she keeps $1 bills in her glove box "for this very reason" - said she got the man's attention by holding up a dollar bill and the man approached her vehicle.
  • Natalie Maines is 'Ashamed' of Ted Cruz

    01/26/2016 1:21:05 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 92 replies
    <p>Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks is still ashamed, but her target is someone new in 2016. The singer took to Twitter over the weekend to let her followers know which two presidential candidates she is not a fan of.</p>
  • Kevin Spacey Compares Donald Trump's Campaign To George Wallace's

    01/25/2016 7:43:17 AM PST · by Biggirl · 58 replies ^ | January 25,2016 | William Bigelow
    Actor Kevin Spacey, who plays President Frank Underwood on House of Cards, offered his opinion of the 2016 presidential race while he attended the World Economic Forum in Davos, saying Donald Trump’s campaign reminds him of George Wallace’s independent campaign in 1968.
  • Cruz responds to Cher's attack on Twitter

    12/12/2015 11:05:24 AM PST · by Isara · 88 replies
    CNN ^ | December 12, 2015 | Daniella Diaz
    Washington (CNN) Ted Cruz turned the other cheek Saturday when he responded to a Twitter attack from Cher.The legendary American singer and actress compared Cruz to Judas Iscariot, writing to her almost 3 million Twitter followers, "As Judas Was 2 Jesus,So IsTed Cruz 2America.Read What He's Written&Watched What He's Said,4 Yrs.He ALWAYS TERRIFIED ME??#30piecesofsilver" As Judas Was 2 Jesus,So Is Ted Cruz 2America.Read What He's Written&Watched What He's Said,4 Yrs.He ALWAYS TERRIFIED ME??#30piecesofsilver— Cher (@cher) December 11, 2015 Her use of the hashtag #30piecesofsilver references the price that Judas was paid to betray Jesus in the New Testament of the...
  • ISIS 'poster girl' reportedly beaten to death

    11/29/2015 3:18:31 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 45 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/11/15 | Shoshana Miskin
    In April 2014 teenagers Samra Kesinovic and her friend Sabina Selimovic travelled from their Vienna homes to join ISIS in Syria, where it is believed they both married Jihadists. The two young women became "poster girls" for the Islamic State after appearing in images on social media websites showing them carrying AK-47 rifles surrounded by armed men. But their glamorous online persona appears to have been little more than a show. Now, reports have emerged that Kesinovic has reportedly been beaten to death by the group after trying to escape. Previously, reports quoting the girls’ friends stated that Ms Kesinovic...
  • Why young American women are joining ISIS

    11/22/2015 11:12:56 AM PST · by Libloather · 85 replies
    Washington Post via MSN ^ | 11/22/15 | Danielle Paquette
    Toward the end of the century, Westerners who fled their home countries to fight in Afghanistan or Bosnia shared a common characteristic: They were practically all men. Today’s militant recruits, however, represent a dramatic demographic shift. Most are just entering adulthood. They often meet terrorists online. They’ve asked in covert chats: Do you have hair dryers, or should I bring one? One in seven are women, according to a new report. An estimated 4,500 Westerners have ditched home for the Islamic State or other Sunni jihadist groups in Syria or Iraq. Researchers at New America, a nonpartisan think tank in...
  • Sanders Supporters Explain Socialism

    11/07/2015 2:35:03 PM PST · by Libloather · 13 replies
    Lifezette ^ | 11/07/15
    You unlock this door with the key of imagination. Beyond it is another dimension - a dimension of sound, a dimension of sight, a dimension of mind. You're moving into a land of both shadow and substance, of things and ideas. You've just crossed over into the Twilight Zone.
  • Beer Guinness changes recipe to go vegan

    11/03/2015 6:26:51 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 59 replies
    FOX News ^ | 2 November 2015
    Beer Guinness changes recipe to go vegan Guinness is going vegan. Starting in 2016, the Irish beer will be fully vegan friendly for the first time since they started brewing beer 256 years ago, reports The Independent. Guinness, like many other brewers, use isinglass, a by-product of the fishing industry that's used to clarify the beer and make yeast settle faster. While most of the agent is filtered out during the brewing process, there are still traces of fish bladders in the finished product. Vegan customers have long been petitioning the brand to discontinue its use of isinglass. One was...
  • Justin Trudeau's family dresses up for Halloween

    11/01/2015 6:09:08 AM PST · by Loyalist · 51 replies
    CBC ^ | October 31, 2015 | Canadian Press
    Prime Minister-designate Justin Trudeau, dressed as Han Solo from The Empire Strikes Back, walks with his children Hadrien (second from right), Ella-Grace and Xavier, as his wife Sophie Gregoire, dressed as Princess Leia, jokes with onlookers as the family prepares to go trick-or-treating in Ottawa on Saturday. (Justin Tang/Canadian Press) Justin Trudeau took on a more swashbuckling image Halloween night as he took his family out trick or treating. Canada's next prime minister dressed up as Han Solo of Star Wars fame while Sophie Gregoire wore a Princess Leia costume as they took their three children to knock on...
  • Anthony Bourdain: "Every restaurant in America would shut down" if Trump won

    10/30/2015 12:43:01 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 147 replies
    The Hill ^ | October 30, 2015 | Mark Hensch
    Celebrity chef Anthony Bourdain says America's restaurant industry would shut down if Donald Trump won the 2016 presidential election. Bourdain blasted Trump's vow to deport illegal immigrants if elected, saying it would leave the nation's kitchens empty.
  • How Nelson Mandela Would Approach the Problem of Gun Violence in America

    10/27/2015 10:32:29 AM PDT · by rktman · 48 replies ^ | 10/27/2015 | Mike Weisser (Mike the gun guy!)
    I am hopeful that everyone who comes to the meeting, including myself, will leave with a renewed sense of optimism about the daunting task that lies ahead. But I'm also hopeful about something else, which is that we will all not just learn better ways enlist more people in the crusade against gun violence, but better ways to talk about gun violence to folks who own guns. If Nelson Mandela were alive, he would say that the problem of gun violence can only be resolved by bringing everyone to the table who has a stake in the game. We need...
  • Seattle Raised Minimum Wage To $15- What Immediately Happened Will Have Them Regretting It

    10/26/2015 11:36:05 AM PDT · by lbryce · 76 replies
    Western Journalism ^ | October 26, 2015 | jack Davis
    As the battle over increasing the minimum wage is fought out from coast to coast, new facts dispel the myth that increasing labor costs for employers somehow results in an economic Nirvana. When Seattle decided to pass a law sending the minimum wage up to $15 an hour, liberals ridiculed claims that paying workers a higher wage could have any negative impact on employers and the regional job market. It appears they should have listened. A study released Wednesday by the American Enterprise Institute said that even though the full impact of the wage increase has not yet been felt,...
  • Jimmy Carter Offers Help for Russia’s Bombing Campaign in Syria

    10/20/2015 3:03:27 PM PDT · by McGruff · 47 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | October 20, 2015
    Former President Jimmy Carter said recently that he provided maps of Islamic State positions in Syria to the Russian embassy in Washington, a move apparently at odds with the Obama administration’s official policy of not cooperating with Russia in the Syrian war. Carter said on Sunday in Georgia that he knows Russian President Vladimir Putin “fairly well” because they “have a common interest in fly fishing.” When he met with Putin in April along with other global leaders to discuss the crises in Syria and Ukraine, the Russian president gave him an email address so the two could discuss his...
  • Is Justin Trudeau the sexiest politician in the world?

    10/20/2015 9:48:07 AM PDT · by 100American · 34 replies ^ | | MIKEY SMITH
    Last night, Canada elected genuine heartthrob Justin Trudeau , kicking off what has to be the sexiest political dynasty since the Kennedys. Justin is the son of former Prime Minister Pierre-Elliot Trudeau, himself a bit of a hunk with a loyal and devoted following back in the 70s. Trudeau Jr has luscious brown hair, spellbinding eyes and eyebrows that, we're reliably informed, are "entirely on point." And let's face it, he takes care of himself. He's been known to consider his shirt optional, revealing a chiselled physique a very manly tattoo. Not only that, but he once challenged a Conservative...
  • Sacramento mom calls Playmobil pirate set racist

    10/08/2015 3:52:41 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 36 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 8, 2015
    A Sacramento mother is outraged over a Playmobil pirate ship set figurine that resembles an African American slave wearing a neck shackle. Ida Lockett of Sacramento said her 5-year-old son received the toy as a birthday present. When she was helping him assemble it, she noticed the instructions told her to put a play shackle around the figure’s neck.
  • Sheryl Crow set to perform at CNN Democratic Primary Debate

    10/08/2015 10:44:33 AM PDT · by C19fan · 70 replies
    CNN ^ | October 7, 2015 | Lisa Respers France
    Grammy-award winning singer Sheryl Crow is scheduled to sing the National Anthem at the first Democratic primary debate being held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on October 13. Crow, who calls herself an "avid follower of politics," said she is as anxious as other interested voters to hear from those seeking to nab the Democratic presidential nomination.
  • I will defend Christianity around the world, says . . . Vladimir Putin?

    10/05/2015 4:18:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 96 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 10/05/15 | Dan Calabrese
    Obama may not be willing to stand up for Christians, but God is. I don't always know how He's going to do it, but I'll take His protection over that of Vladimir Putin any day - and you should too. A friend of mine responded to the headline as follows: “Hitler said the same thing in 1933.” Lest you get concepts confused, I don’t think Putin is talking about riding in shirtless on a horse to defend the rights of Christian bakeries and florists, nor to save the would-be victims of Christian-hating gunmen. But the threat he references is not...
  • Guardian Author: My Child Did Not Know Guns are Real

    10/05/2015 12:23:22 PM PDT · by rightistight · 68 replies
    The Social Memo ^ | 10/5/15 | Aurelius
    The daughter of Guardian author Jessica Valenti did not know that guns existed "in real life." Valenti laments that she even has to tell her daughter "anything about guns," including confirming their existence. According to Valenti, her daughter five-years-old daughter Layla looked at a picture of Martin Luther King, Jr that hangs in her room and asked, "How did he die?" Valenti told her that he was killed by a man with a gun. "And that’s when she asked, shocked, if guns existed “in real life,”" and then asked why guns were "allowed." "The truth is that I resent that...
  • 4 Pro-Gun Arguments We're Sick of Hearing

    10/03/2015 10:07:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 10/1/2015 | Amanda Marcotte
    Another day, another horrible mass shooting. This one was in the small town of Roseburg, Oregon, on the Umpqua Community College campus. More than two dozen people were reportedly hit with gunfire. While victims are being rushed to the hospital, many right-wing pundits and politicians are no doubt readying their talking points to explain why the 264th mass shooting of the year does not mean the United States should tighten up access to deadly firearms.
  • Watch woman thank Alaska bear for not breaking her kayak moments before it breaks her kayak

    10/01/2015 5:45:36 PM PDT · by george76 · 52 replies
    National Post ^ | October 1, 2015 | Aileen Donnelly
    A woman who recorded the terrifying moment she encountered a black bear outside a cabin in Alaska has garnered international attention because of the way she begged and pleaded with the large mammal to please, please leave her kayak alone. Mary Maley was on a solo kayaking trip from Ketchikan to Petersburg, Alaska, when she decided to stop at a U.S. Forest Service cabin in Berg Bay. Before she could head out on a four-mile hike, she met her nemesis, the bear. Maley posted a video .. “I had just carried my tent, food, and all my gear into the...