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  • Farrakhan to pastors: Young blacks will leave Christian churches and 'turn on you' -- to follow him

    10/04/2015 9:53:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The Christian Examiner ^ | September 29, 2015 | Gregory Tomlin
    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has issued a second forceful warning for black ministers in Christian churches who refuse to support his "Justice, or Else!" movement after he called for exercising the Quran's law of retaliation against whites and the government during an address at a Miami church in July. In a series of interview videos posted to his Facebook page, after which he solicits donations and support for his upcoming gathering on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., Oct. 10, Farrakhan says the ministers who have closed their doors to him are failing their communities and him. "I...
  • Marco Rubio’s Black Lives Matter commentary is suddenly relevant, for some reason

    10/04/2015 9:07:15 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    The Washington Post's The Fix ^ | October 3, 2015 | Janell Ross
    There’s a kind of narrative that tends to develop about every candidate for president. Donald Trump is a braggart willing to mercilessly criticize anyone who dares to criticize him. Ben Carson’s patrician, maybe even laconic public speaking style camouflages his controversial -- even incendiary -- ideas. Former Florida governor Jeb Bush is a well-funded and cerebral but socially awkward WASP. And Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.), the boy wonder, has purchased real estate in the safest and most carefully staged campaign zip codes, biding his time for when Trump flames out. You’ll note that beyond perhaps Trump, not one of the...
  • Should Black Lives Matter Movement Hold A Presidential Candidate Forum To Address Our Issues?

    10/04/2015 8:50:42 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    News One For Black America ^ | September 28, 2015 | Staff
    (VIDEO-AT-LINK)On Monday’s edition of NewsOne Now, Roland Martin posed a question about the upcoming presidential election and one of the largest movements in recent history: “Should the Black Lives Matter movement invite Republican and Democratic presidential candidates to a debate/forum in an attempt to force them to address issues important to the African-American community?” There would be pros and cons behind holding the forum, NewsOne Now panelist Paris Dennard told Martin: “It would be very telling to those candidates who take this seriously and who may not agree with the slogan or the hashtag, but understand there are pros behind...
  • Barack Obama-Hood Fast-Tracks $29 Million to Families of Charleston Shooting Victims

    10/04/2015 1:58:12 PM PDT · by amorphous · 20 replies
    Independent Sentinel ^ | 29 Jun 2015 | S. Noble
    Barack Obama really does think he’s a king. He’s now redistributing $29 million of taxpayer dollars to the families of the nine people murdered by Dylann Roof in Charleston, South Carolina. That comes to $3.2 million per family. Where in the Constitution does it say the president can or should do this? This looks like theft.
  • Dueling Petitions to Support, Close Gun Shop

    10/04/2015 10:20:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In Virginia, one of the Bloomberg disarmist groups is attempting to shut down one of the few gun shops near the nations capitol. One of the more destructive and sadly, successful, disarmist memes has been the alienation of the gun culture from education and the schools. In my recollection, it started with the destruction of rifle, shotgun, and pistol teams in the Universities, with many ranges being closed and never reopened as ROTC was chased off of Campus during the Vietnam war and after. It spread to high schools and grammar schools, and reached a legislative high with the Federal...
  • Former Virginia attorney general says Hillary Clinton broke the law( tr)

    10/01/2015 7:17:15 PM PDT · by shortstop · 11 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 10/02/15 | J. Taylor Rushing
    Hillary Clinton's infamous use of a private, home-based email server as secretary of state was illegal and practically no different from Gen. David Petraeus's criminal mishandling of secret government documents, a top Republican official argued Sunday in a national op-ed. Ken Cuccinelli, the Republican former attorney general of Virginia, wrote in the New York Post that the Democratic presidential front-runner is 'already in just as bad - or worse - of a legal situation than Petraeus faced' because of the private emails. Petraeus pleaded guilty in April to a misdemeanor charge of mishandling classified intelligence, fined $100,000 and sentenced to...
  • California's New Death Row: Virginia

    10/01/2015 12:24:35 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 1, 2015 | Debra J. Saunders
    California has a new death row; it's called Virginia. Anti-death penalty advocates, federal judges and defense attorneys have been so successful at blocking capital punishment in California that a San Quentin death row inmate has more to fear from being extradited for a capital murder to another state than seeing his sentence carried out here. There has been no execution in California since a federal judge effectively halted the practice in 2006. Take serial killer Alfredo Prieto. In 2005, Prieto was on San Quentin's death row for the 1990 rape and murder of 15-year-old Yvette Woodruff in Riverside County, when...
  • Mother finds 800 rounds of ammo in box from ToysRUs after ordering Minecraft foam sword for her son

    10/01/2015 10:35:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 62 replies
    The London Daily Mail ^ | October 1, 2015 | Snejana Farberov
    A Virginia mother who ordered a toy sword for her son's seventh birthday got more than she bargained for when she discovered hundreds of rounds of ammunition inside the Toys R Us package. [I] didn't know what to do! I was just completely in shock,’ recalled Yasemin Stephenson in an interview with 13NewsNow. ‘What if my son had opened the box?’ Stephenson, who lives in Virginia Beach and works in the health care field, went on Toys R Us’ website last week to order presents for her son Connor’s upcoming birthday, including a Minecraft Foam Diamond Sword. The popular toy...
  • Trump [26%] Steady in NC; Biden Polls Well (Rand and Lindsey now at 0%)

    09/29/2015 11:44:29 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    Public Policy Polling ^ | September 29, 2015
    PPP's newest North Carolina poll finds that Donald Trump is holding his ground- at least compared to where he was in the state six weeks ago. Trump leads with 26% to 21% for Ben Carson, 12% for Carly Fiorina, 10% for Marco Rubio, 9% for Ted Cruz, 6% for Mike Huckabee, 5% for Jeb Bush, 4% for John Kasich, and 2% for Chris Christie. Rounding out the field are Rick Santorum and Bobby Jindal at 1%, and Jim Gilmore, Lindsey Graham, George Pataki, and Rand Paul all at less than 1%. Trump's 26% is almost identical to his 24% standing...
  • Sen. Cruz Leads Bicameral Letter Asking GAO to Determine Whether Obama Administration Has Power...

    09/28/2015 10:12:32 AM PDT · by Isara · 39 replies ^ | September 28, 2015
    Sen. Cruz Leads Bicameral Letter Asking GAO to Determine Whether Obama Administration Has Power to Give Away the Internet Judiciary Chairmen Grassley and Goodlatte, with Rep. Issa, join Cruz to get answers on whether Administration’s plan violates the Constitution WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), along with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley (R-Iowa), House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), and Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), Chairman of the House Judiciary Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property, and the Internet, sent a letter to the Government Accountability Office (GAO) requesting an affirmative determination of whether the Obama Administration’s plan...
  • Cantor speaks to establishment Republicans in Va. about how to win

    01/24/2015 6:46:08 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2015 | Jenna Portnoy
    Republican Eric Cantor on Saturday addressed the inaugural gathering of a group formed after grass-roots activists helped Dave Brat topple the former majority leader in last summer’s GOP primary. The day-long meeting of the Virginia Conservative Network featured a who’s who of establishment Republicans in the mold of Cantor, many of whom are frustrated with the party’s loss of all five statewide offices in recent years. According to organizers, Cantor gave an invitation-only crowd of more than 100 people tips on how to frame their message to voters as Republicans prepare to defend their slim majority in the state Senate...
  • Breaking: Eric Cantor will endorse Jeb!

    08/27/2015 1:36:43 PM PDT · by hcmama · 93 replies
    Politico ^ | Ausgust 27, 2015 | Politico
    POLITICO ‏@politico 12m12 minutes ago #Breaking: Eric Cantor, former House majority leader, will endorse Jeb Bush on Thursday
  • The Speaker Flubs His Lines

    09/28/2015 9:32:55 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 9-26-2015 | Richard Fernandez
    It was as if John Boehner had a confession to make after all these years of troubled conscience. His recent resignation had the effect of suggesting the pro wrestling in Congress is fake (emphasis mine). The Washington Republicans, dear fans are supposed to lose – after making some effort to heighten the drama — to the Capital Democrats. All those heart stopping moments toward the end lost due to some error or a sudden reversal of fortune — well that was in the script. Republican Eric Cantor, writing in the New York Times, argues that there was no dishonor to...
  • Boehner: ‘False Prophets’ Like ‘Jackass’ Cruz ‘Whip People Into Frenzy’ Over Plans That Won’t Work

    09/28/2015 8:37:28 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 69 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/28/2015 | Bridget Johnson
    House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) appeared on one Sunday show — CBS’ “Face the Nation” — after his Friday surprise announcement that he’d be resigning from Congress in about a month.And Boehner used the opportunity to make another firm announcement: There will be no government shutdown this week, despite the efforts of some conservatives to block Planned Parenthood funding. “The Senate is expected to pass a continuing resolution [this] week. The House will take up the Senate bill. We will also take up a select committee to investigate these horrific videos that we have seen from abortion clinics in several...
  • Black Lives Matter Is Living in the Past

    09/28/2015 6:33:40 AM PDT · by TroutStalker · 15 replies
    Daily Beast ^ | 09.28.15 | John McWhorter
    Yes, black lives taken by cops matter. But so do black lives taken by other blacks. BLM won’t win over America until it acknowledges this. It is considered the height of sophistication to declare that “America doesn’t want to talk about race.” I say it’s time to retire this phrase. Imagine being from a foreign country and hearing that phrase, watching a room full of earnest people nodding warmly, after just the first eight months of this year. Freddie Gray, Walter Scott, Sam Dubose, Sandra Bland, the Justice Department’s report on Ferguson, the Charleston shootings, Rachel Dolezal, Bill Cosby, Ta-Nehisi...
  • Hillary Clinton on Rape: You Have the Right to Remain Silent Because Anything You Say

    09/27/2015 6:52:19 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 10 replies
    breitbart ^ | 9-27-15 | Roger Stone
    In our astounding book The Clintons’ War on Women, which will be published by Skyhorse on October 13th, we demonstrate how shamelessness is a condition that the Clintons have perfected to an art form. Take, for example, Hillary’s recent pledge, as reported by Ruby Cramer, to crack down on campus rape and her encouraging words to sexual assault survivors: “Don’t let anyone silence your voice. You have the right to be heard … to be believed. And we’re with you.” In fact, we argue, Hillary Clinton has enabled rape and denigrated sex victims. Ironically, Bill Clinton’s first alleged rape was...
  • Dave Brat for Speaker! (vanity)

    09/25/2015 6:19:46 PM PDT · by RKBA Democrat · 21 replies
    link ^ | 9-25-15 | Me, myself, and I
    I'm watching this unfold and womdering why in the wide, wide, world of sports should conservatives settle for some sort of meh speaker? Or someone like McCarthy who will probably be even worse than the blubbering cheetoh. Here are some quick points: -Dave Brat has a 100% CR rating. One of two reps in the house. -he's in about the safest district imaginable. -his district is less than a two hour drive from the beltway. -he's the consummate outsider. -Very high schadenfreude potential.
  • REVEALED: Conservatives Foiled Likely Boehner Plan To Annoint Eric Cantor As Next House Speaker

    09/25/2015 7:46:43 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 27 replies ^ | 9/25/15 | Julia Hahn
    Grassroots voters in 2014 apparently foiled a secret plan by House Speaker Rep. John Boehner to give his top job to the party’s House Majority Leader, Rep. Eric Cantor, who is a close ally of the GOP’s establishment wing. The plan suddenly collapsed last June after Cantor’s constituents in Virginia’s 7th district rejected him in favor of his primary challenger, economics professor Rep. Dave Brat. Brat won by blasting Cantor for mimicking Senator Sen. Marco Rubio’s effort to pass the mass-amnesty bill that would further raise high immigration levels. “The Speaker’s plan was to serve only through the end of...
  • Eric Cantor: Poster Boy of the Beltway GOP Crapweasels (Malkin)

    09/01/2015 2:16:45 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 36 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 2, 2015 | Michelle Malkin
    Ooouuuch. My sides are still aching after last week's comical announcement by GOP presidential candidate Jeb Bush that he had snagged the coveted endorsement of notorious electoral reject Eric Cantor, the former House majority leader kicked to the curb by disgusted voters in Virginia's 2014 primary election. Newsflash to GOP elites: Getting Cantor's support is not like landing a prized marlin. It's like hooking one of those hideous bottom-feeding blobfish named the world's ugliest creature. Inside the Beltway, The Washington Post reported, "Cantor remains well-liked and respected in the Virginia business community and among the Republican donor class in the...
  • Eric Cantor: The G.O.P., After John Boehner

    09/25/2015 9:06:28 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 50 replies
    NY Times ^ | SEPT. 25, 2015 | Eric Cantor
    LIKE so many others, I was stunned by Speaker John A. Boehner’s announcement on Friday that he would step down at the end of October. For nearly six years — first as Republican whip and then as majority leader — I met with John on a daily, sometimes hourly, basis as we worked to lead the House Republican Conference. (SNIP) We are in the midst of a campaign to elect the next president. After two terms of President Obama, an economy that is growing too slowly and a retrenchment of American power abroad, the conservative to-do list for the next...
  • At World Meeting of Families, homosexuality dominates talk

    09/25/2015 4:08:57 PM PDT · by ebb tide · 82 replies
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | September 25, 2015 | Peter Smith
    He cited an online post he had seen from a 17-year-old gay Catholic. "The church has a lot to say about what I'm not supposed to do," the youth wrote. "But ... I couldn't find any church document (about) what a gay person is supposed to do with his life. I feel abandoned by the church." He said the church teaches much about the beauty of marriage, but then tells its gay members they "can't have this wonderful thing."
  • GOP Insiders: Jindal and Pataki Quit Next

    09/25/2015 2:55:52 PM PDT · by conservativejoy · 23 replies
    Politico ^ | 9/25/2015 | Katie Glueck
    Rand Paul’s on the departure list too, insiders predict. Bobby Jindal and George Pataki are the next two quitters in the Republican field. That’s the assessment of Republicans in the POLITICO Caucus, our weekly bipartisan survey of the top activists, operatives and strategists in Iowa and New Hampshire. . A quarter of Iowa Republicans say it’s Jindal, a frequent visitor to their state, who is on his way out. "He's become desperate," an Iowa Republican said. "He's taken to attacking Trump (we know how that worked out for Perry and Walker) and has nothing going on here in Iowa." Added...
  • Heartache: Leading candidates to replace Eric Cantor are even more pro-amnesty than Eric Cantor

    09/25/2015 2:32:56 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 4 replies
    MofoPoltics ^ | Jun. 13, 2014
    The race has come down to preferred establishment candidate, Kevin McCarthy vs. Raul Labrador. (SNIP) On Wednesday, McCarthy assured Chamber of Commerce lobbyists that under his leadership, it would be business as usual… (SNIP) La Raza’s Labrador Retriever pledged to make amnesty the GOP’s #1 priority in 2015… Immigration reform should be “one of the first things” Republicans take up. Before coming to Congress, Labrador ran a website called, with “easy to understand advice for illegal immigrants seeking amnesty”…
  • The Republicans who voted against Boehner for Speaker (Jan. 2015)

    09/25/2015 1:12:48 PM PDT · by justlittleoleme · 15 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 06, 2015, 02:38 pm | Cristina Marcos
    Twenty-five Republicans rebelled against John Boehner (R-Ohio), who won a third term as Speaker on Tuesday. The 25 Republicans, including three freshmen, didn't coalesce around a single alternative candidate. Rep. Daniel Webster (R-Fla.), whose nomination for Speaker became public just minutes before the vote, attracted the most votes at 12. Meanwhile, the other two long-shot candidates, Reps. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) and Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) only received three and two votes each. Additionally, freshman Rep. Brian Babin (R-Texas) voted "present" rather than voting for anyone. And two Republican lawmakers voted for people who aren't even members of the House: Rep. Gary...
  • Ted Cruz threatens to kill Ayatollah after Pope warns against violent fundamentalism

    09/25/2015 1:35:33 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 79 replies
    Death and Taxes ^ | September 25, 2015 | Drew Salisbury
    On the day after Pope Francis spoke to Congress about the dangers of violent extremism in the name of religious fundamentalism, presidential candidate Ted Cruz, appearing at a Values Voter summit, threatened to murder Iranian Ayatollah Ali Khamenei. The Texas senator vowed that, if elected, he would “rip to shreds” the Iranian agreement deal recently passed through Congress, and kill the country’s leader if it didn’t give up its nuclear ambitions. “If the Ayatollah doesn’t understand that, we may have to help introduce him to the 72 virgins,” Cruz said to wild cheers from the audience of conservative Christians. The...
  • President Rubio Fails to Get Double Digits in Fox News’ Own Polls

    09/24/2015 10:35:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Breitbart's Big Government ^ | September 24, 2015 | Matthew Boyle
    The Fox News Channel’s efforts to promote the presidential candidacy of Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) are not working out so well, according to the Fox News Channel’s own polling. Rubio is at just nine percent, according to the latest Fox News poll, trailing GOP frontrunner billionaire Donald Trump and Dr. Ben Carson by a significant margin. Trump has 26 percent according to the new Fox News poll, and Carson has 18 percent. Former Hewlett Packard CEO Carly Fiorina is tied with the struggling Rubio’s nine percent, while Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) comes in next with eight percent. Former Florida Gov....
  • Virginia Senate Republican Caucus footing $1,000 bill for Java with Jeb

    09/23/2015 9:21:14 AM PDT · by don-o · 8 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | September 23, 2015 | Virginia Senate Republican Caucus footing $1,000 bill for Java with Jeb
    The Virginia Senate Republican Caucus is footing the bill for republican presidential candidate Jeb Bush’s visit to the Birthplace of Country Music Museum in Bristol Thursday. The fundraising event, called Java with Jeb, only lasts an hour long, but we found out it’s costing the Virginia Senate Republican Caucus $1,000 to rent the museum, according to public records. Birthplace of Country Music Executive Director Leah Ross says $1,000 is the standard rental cost. Java with Jeb starts at 11:45 tomorrow. The letter of agreement estimates 50 people will attend.
  • Walker at 0% in new national poll

    09/20/2015 8:01:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 65 replies
    WKOW-TV ^ | September 20, 2015 | Savanna Tomei
    Madison (WKOW) -- A new national poll shows Governor Scott Walker polling at 0 percent in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. The CNN/ORC poll released Sunday shows there were five candidates who received less than one percent of support from likely Republican voters. Walker was among them, joined by former Virginia Governor Jim Gilmore, South Carolina Senator Lindsey Graham, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, and former New York Governor George Pataki. Less than one percent equates to zero percent, statistically. The results show Donald Trump is still the front-runner with 24 percent, but has lost ground from earlier in...
  • ISIS releases ‘Kill List’ of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 172 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released ‘Kill List’, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • Why do Muslims come to america asks US school board chairperson

    09/20/2015 12:26:58 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 56 replies
    The Express Tribune ^ | 09/18/2015 | The Express Tribune
    Virginia school board chairperson has caused an uproar after posting an anti-Muslim cartoon on Facebook, questioning why Muslims wanted to come to America. The post read, “Muslims hate pork, beer, dogs, bikinis, Jesus, and freedom of speech. My question is, what the hell do they come to America for?!” The controversial meme, which was shared from the Facebook group, The Conservative Hammer, has since been taken down.
  • Virginia school suspends students for Confederate flag on clothes, vehicles

    09/19/2015 9:40:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/19/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    I remember the good old days when liberals who wanted to tear down the symbols of the Confederacy were assuring us that it was only an issue when it flew on taxpayer owned, public property over the seat of government. Other than that it was a question of free speech. (Or racism or oppression or whatever you like.) Remember that line? Ah, good times, my friends. But that’s long since ceased to be the case. As many of us predicted, this trend was going to spread like pubic lice at an Occupy Wall Street camp, and it has been...

    09/19/2015 9:59:49 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 82 replies
    The RIght Scoop ^ | September 19, 2015 | soopermexican
    While the press has been completely obsessed by el Trumpo so that they can damage and dismantle the Republican party, they have tried their best to ignore the growing mutiny in the Democrat party. But it burst into their faces Saturday morning when the Democrat National Committee chair, Debbsters Whats-her-face Schultz was HECKLED by an entire crowd demanding more debates among the leftist presidential candidates
  • December: Obama Fails to correct "Black Lives Matter" statement on NYC Cops

    09/18/2015 9:38:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    ...Patrick Lynch used his role as the President of the largest police union in New York to essentially declare war on Black communities.
  • Christiansburg High School students suspended for wearing Confederate Flag [southwest Virginia]

    09/17/2015 8:11:37 AM PDT · by mbarker12474 · 20 replies
    WSLS Television Roanoke Virginia ^ | 17 September 2015 | WSLS Jenna Zibton - Virginia Today Anchor
    from rural southwest Virginia, WSLS television (Roanoke) CHRISTIANSBURG (WSLS 10) – About 20 Christiansburg High School students were suspended Thursday after wearing clothing with the Confederate Flag on it. wearing clothing with the Confederate Flag on it. Montgomery County Public Schools spokeswoman Brenda Drake says 22 or 23 students came to school violating the dress code. Drake says they were given the opportunity to comply with the dress code, but refused so they were given one day of in school suspension (ISS). Drake says the students became disruptive in ISS and refused to follow school rules so the majority of...

    08/03/2011 3:36:19 PM PDT · by Syncro · 39 replies
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | Aug 3, 2011 | Ann Coulter
       MEDIA: HALLIBURTON PAID DICK CHENEY TO COMMIT RAPE IN IRAN August 3, 2011A front-page story by James Risen in The New York Times on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2008, reported on a "troubling trend" of sexual assaults committed by American employees of military contractors in Iraq. The centerpiece of his story was Jamie Leigh Jones, who claimed to have been brutally gang-raped in 2005 while working in the Green Zone. (Risen also interviewed other women claiming to have been sexually assaulted in Iraq and -- for journalistic balance -- their attorneys.) Jones famously claimed that days after arriving in Iraq...
  • Tim Kaine introduces bill to punish gun owners for failures in the background check system

    09/14/2015 7:45:13 AM PDT · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | 9/14/2015 | Jazz Shaw
    In what is (hopefully) doomed to be an exercise in pointless, political posturing, Senator Tim Kaine (D – Virginia) has introduced yet another bill designed to discourage people from selling firearms to those legally entitled to purchase them. His bill, ironically named the “Responsible Transfer of Firearms Act,” seeks to make some things illegal which are already completely illegal and to criminalize the use of the National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) if the system (not the private owner) makes a mistake. Should such a bill find its way through Congress it would be disturbing to say the least.
  • With Rick Perry Out, the Culling of the GOP Herd Begins—Here’s Who’s Next

    09/14/2015 2:31:22 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 44 replies
    Fiscal Times ^ | September 13, 2015 | Liz Peek
    With Rick Perry Out, the Culling of the GOP Herd Begins—Here’s Who’s Next By Liz Peek September 13, 2015 5:15 AM /snip Those two are easy to dismiss. Others who should withdraw will likely take more convincing. On the basis of today’s polling, Lindsay Graham is facing ultra-long odds. (A prominent London bookmaker places his chance of winning the nomination at 66 to 1, only slightly worse than John McCain, who isn’t running). A recent survey of GOP primary voters in his home state of South Carolina showed that 78 percent think Graham should drop out of the race –...
  • Campus Rape Hysteria Has No Use For Due Process

    09/14/2015 2:20:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 9/14/15 | Scott Greer
    On what planet is it right to punish the innocent in a quixotic effort to curb campus rape?Unfortunately, it’s a-okay in the bizarro world that is Capitol Hill. Democrat Colorado Rep. Jared Polis earned roaring applause on Thursday when the lawmaker declared it is just to expel all students — regardless of guilt — who are accused of sexual assault.“I mean, if there’s 10 people that have been accused and under a reasonable likelihood standard maybe one or two did it, seems better to get rid of all 10 people,” Polis said at a House hearing on campus sexual assault....
  • Virginia Governor (McAwful) Tries To Spin Showing Up To Anti-Gun Rally With Armed Security [VIDEO]

    09/13/2015 5:23:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 24 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 09/13/2015 | Derek Hunter
    Virginia’s Democratic Governor Terry McAuliffe made headlines when, after the shocking on-air murder of two journalists, he called for new gun control laws before police had captured the suspected shooter. Now he is catching heat for attending an anti-gun rally organized by the anti-gun group Everytown For Gun Safety with armed security in tow in Washington, D.C., where it is nearly impossible for residents to obtain a permit to carry a firearm. When asked by Townhall’s Katie Pavlich why his security detail can be armed yet others cannot, McAuliffe responded, “You can be armed, go through a background check.” Washington, D.C. has approved only...
  • Quinnipiac poll of Iowa: Trump leads with 27% as Scott Walker crashes to … tenth place

    09/11/2015 10:58:03 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 66 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 11, 2015 | Allahpundit
    Tenth farking place. Three months ago, I would have told you that a midwestern evangelical governor with Scott Walker’s record could stay home in Wisconsin and never campaign and still do no worse than, say, third in Iowa. Remember, this is supposed to be Walker’s must-win early state. Donald Trump has the support of 27 percent of Iowa likely Republican Caucus participants, with 21 percent for Ben Carson and 9 percent for U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz of Texas, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. This compares to the results of a July 1 survey by the independent Quinnipiac...
  • Liberal Virginia Governor Brings Armed Security Guard to DC For Anti-Gun Rally

    09/11/2015 7:27:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 9/11/2015 | Katie Pavlich
    Thursday afternoon Michael Bloomberg's anti-gun advocacy group Everytown for America held a small rally in Washington D.C. in front of the Capitol Building in an effort to shame Congress into passing gun control legislation. Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe spoke at the event and brought his armed body guard with him. A few things. First off, McAuliffe's claim that people "can be armed" while we were standing on the Capitol grounds in Washington D.C. is false. It is nearly impossible for law abiding civilians to be legally armed in Washington D.C. and it is illegal for them to be armed at...
  • Woman Takes on Virginia Lottery After $20K Winning Ticket Voided

    09/09/2015 3:37:17 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 20 replies
    okc fOX ^ | Sep 09, 2015 | Austin Prickett
    A Washington, D.C. woman is taking on the Virginia Lottery after she bought a winning ticket worth $20,000 but is not getting the money. The lottery said the ticket was issued in error. "When I saw that $20,000, you don't know how excited I was," said Ardella Newman. On Aug. 22, at a lottery machine inside Shoppers in Alexandria, Newman thought she hit it big. On a $2 scratch-off ticket she matched the number 16--for $20,000.back.
  • ‘Black Lives Matter’—but Reality, Not So Much

    09/09/2015 10:39:04 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 6 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 9/8/2015 | Jason L. Riley
    The great lie of the summer has been the Black Lives Matter movement. It was founded on one falsehood—that a Ferguson, Mo., police officer shot a black suspect who was trying to surrender—and it is perpetuated by another: that trigger-happy cops are filling our morgues with young black men. The reality is that Michael Brown is dead because he robbed a convenience store, assaulted a uniformed officer and then made a move for the officer’s gun. The reality is that a cop is six times more likely to be killed by someone black than the reverse. The reality is that...
  • Live stream of Trump / Cruz / Palin Stop Iran Capitol Rally - 38 speakers scheduled starting at 1pm

    09/09/2015 5:27:42 AM PDT · by Dave346 · 390 replies
    Tea Party Patriots ^ | Today at 1pm EDT
    Rally organizer Jenny Beth Martin said yesterday over 70 people requested to speak at today's rally on the West Lawn of the Capitol. 38 speakers are currently listed including: Presidential candidates Donald Trump, Ted Cruz, Jim Gilmore Sarah Palin, Mark Levin, Glenn Beck Several Congressmen and national security experts. Live stream available at link below the list of speakers.
  • Has Obama Widened the Racial Divide? (47% think Obama driven the races further apart)

    09/08/2015 10:25:23 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 38 replies
    Americans hoped the election of the first black president in 2008 would help heal the racial division that has plagued this country for much of its history, but nearly half of voters think just the opposite has occurred. Only 20% of Likely U.S. Voters believe President Obama has brought Americans of different races closer together, according to a new Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey. Forty-seven percent (47%) think Obama has driven those of different races further apart instead. Twenty-seven percent (27%) say his words and actions have had no major impact either way. (To see survey question wording, click here.)...
  • ABC still hiding TV shooter's manifesto: 'Killer Vester Flanagan was a big Obama supporter'

    09/09/2015 9:38:00 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 15 replies
    WND ^ | September 8, 2015 | Bob Unruh
    Vester Flanagan, a.k.a Bryce Williams When nine black people were murdered in June at a church in South Carolina, suspect Dylann Roof’s “manifesto” was widely publicized and analyzed immediately. Along with his racist rants, photos emerged of him with a Confederate flag, prompting scores of demands to remove the banner from public places, and even reruns of the Old South-themed TV series “Dukes of Hazzard” were canceled. Also, statues and other monuments to Southern Civil War-era leaders were targeted. So what’s been the impact of the 23-page manifesto delivered to ABC News by Vester Flanagan, a black man who...
  • Va. Sen. Kaine drafts bill to control firearm sales to criminals

    09/08/2015 1:50:13 PM PDT · by PROCON · 30 replies ^ | Sep. 8, 2015 | Tomas Monzon
    RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., introduced a bill Tuesday seeking to crack down on gun dealers selling firearms to criminals. Kaine's Responsible Transfer of Firearms Act would make federally licensed and private gun dealers liable for selling firearms to individuals who are prohibited from owning them. In a statement, Kaine said gun laws enforced by the federal government have done little to stem unnecessary violence. He said gun dealers should take reasonable steps to make sure they are not selling to an inadequate customer, but did not specify what those steps would be. Kaine's...
  • Poll: 54 Percent of Black Voters Believe There's a 'War on Police'

    09/07/2015 1:26:18 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | September 7, 2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    A disturbing trend in recent weeks has convinced Americans that an all-out assault is being waged on our men and women in uniform. From a gas station murder in Houston, to a shooting ambush in New York City and a slaying in Illinois, police officers across the country are afraid to do their jobs because it is apparent that the people they pledged to protect are turning on them. The majority of Americans are not blind to the new dangers police face. A Rasmussen Reports survey reveals that 58 percent would agree a war on police is being waged in the...
  • Boyfriend of TV Journalist Slain on Air Will Do 'Whatever It Takes' to Save Others from Gun Vi

    09/07/2015 10:53:27 AM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 9/6/2015 | Diane Herbst
    The TV anchor boyfriend of the late broadcast journalist Alison Parker, who was slain Aug. 26 on live TV alongside her cameraman, has vowed to honor her memory by covering issues of gun violence and mental illness. Anything, he says, to spare another family. "I pledged to her father," Chris Hurst, the 28-year-old evening anchor at WDBJ, tells PEOPLE. "Her father wants me to help him do whatever it takes to make sure not one more family has to go through this kind of unspeakable violence."
  • Father of Slain Virginia Reporter Joining Everytown, Shannon Watts, for Gun Control Rally

    09/07/2015 10:30:19 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 09/07/2015 | AWR Hawkins
    Andy Parker–father of slain Virginia reporter Alison Parker–will be joining Everytown for Gun Safety and Shannon Watts for a gun control rally in Washington DC on September 10. Richard Martinez–father of Santa Barbara victim Christopher Martinez–will also be at the rally, which was organized by Bloomberg-sponsored Everytown with the goal of convincing Congress to pass “common sense gun legislation.” Universal background checks have been the central fixture of Everytown’s “common sense gun legislation” for nearly three years, and they were also one of the first things Andy Parker called for after his daughter’s death. However, Christopher Martinez’s gunman–Elliot Rodger–passed a...