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  • Maryland Says Matthew Whitaker Appointment As Acting Attorney General Is Unlawful

    11/12/2018 11:44:50 PM PST · by Revel · 52 replies
    NPR ^ | 11/12/18 | Nina Totenberg
    President Trump's choice of Matthew Whitaker to be the acting attorney general is running into a buzz-saw of opposition, and not just from Democrats. And now, the first legal action is being filed Tuesday, by the state of Maryland, challenging Whitaker's status. It does not involve limits to asylum claims that Whitaker has already put into effect, nor any challenge involving the Mueller investigation of the president, which Whitaker has frequently criticized. No, the first blow involves the Affordable Care Act, and whether its provisions guaranteeing that people with previous medical conditions are entitled to health insurance rates similar to...
  • Why western God-haters willfully choose magic, nihilism, depravity, and stupidity

    11/13/2018 11:07:19 AM PST · by spirited irish · 19 replies
    Renew America ^ | Nov. 12, 2018 | Linda Kimball
    From the close of the Medieval Age on through to our own time, God-haters have been waging war against the God of Revelation. The reason for this unrelenting attack upon the Triune God, but especially Jesus Christ, is mankind's sinful fallen condition. God-haters desire suppression of the knowledge of their own sin, which they hope will stifle the gnawing pain of a guilty conscience
  • Did Facebook pay out over a hundred million bucks just to be rid of a Trump-supporter?

    11/13/2018 9:46:50 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/13/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    It certainly looks like the prejudice against Republicans, conservatives, and especially Trump supporters, is so virulent that Facebook was willing to pay a hundred mill to rid itself od one. The company denies this is the case, but the Wall Street Journal is not convinced. Facebook Inc. executive and virtual-reality wunderkind Palmer Luckey was a rising star of Silicon Valley when, at the height of the 2016 presidential contest, he donated $10,000 to an anti-Hillary Clinton group. His donation sparked a backlash from his colleagues. Six months later, he was out. Neither Facebook nor Mr. Luckey has ever said why...
  • CNN Hides Anti-Gun Brady Campaign Affiliation of Doctor Trashing NRA(DOH!)

    11/13/2018 9:03:03 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/12/2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Saturday afternoon, CNN Newsroom gave attention to a Johns Hopkins Hospital trauma surgeon who has been criticizing the NRA, but the liberal news network, even while interviewing him, did not divulge that he is a board member of the anti-gun Brady Campaign. Dr. Joseph Sakran was first brought up on CNN early Friday evening during The Situation Room in a report by correspondent Brian Todd which recounted the NRA reacting on Twitter to a group of doctors who recently called for more gun control. Picking up on a tweet by Dr. Sakran, the report cited his views for much...
  • Kat Timpf Chased Out of Brooklyn Bar

    11/13/2018 8:02:42 AM PST · by rktman · 83 replies
    nationalreview.com ^ | 11/12/2018 | Jack Crowe
    Fox News personality and National Review contributor Kat Timpf was forced to leave a bar in Brooklyn over the weekend after a woman she had never met became enraged upon learning she worked in conservative media. Timpf, who has twice previously been harassed while socializing in New York City, first described the incident in a Friday night tweet and later expanded on her initial description of the confrontation during a Monday interview with National Review.
  • Put Down the Burger to Stop Climate Change, UN Argues(Serious news)

    11/12/2018 12:25:32 PM PST · by rktman · 84 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/9/2018 | B Johnson
    People need to cut back on burgers because they're contributing to climate change, the United Nations said this week. The United Nations Environment Program said research shows that Americans eat about three burgers a week, and if one of those was swapped for "a plant-based alternative burger for one year, it would be like taking the greenhouse gases from 12 million cars off the road for a year." The World Economic Forum blames the beef and dairy industries for churning out more greenhouse gas emissions than oil companies or some countries like Germany. The National Cattlemen’s Beef Association argued that...
  • Miley Cyrus, Gerard Butler, Neil Young and More Lose Homes in Woolsey Fire

    11/12/2018 10:39:10 AM PST · by rktman · 98 replies
    variety.com ^ | 11/12/2018 | R. Ruben
    In a post on his website, Young said he hoped the calamitous fires would urged people to take action on the impact of climate change. “Firefighters have never seen anything like this in their lives. I have heard that said countless times in the past two days, and I have lost my home before to a California fire, now another,” he wrote. “Hopefully we can come together as a people to take climate change on. We have the tools and could do it if we tried. There is no downside.”
  • Michelle Obama on Meeting Husband: ‘I Have My Suspicions When a Bunch of White Folks Fawn(T)

    11/12/2018 10:17:19 AM PST · by rktman · 75 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/12/2018 | Trent Baker
    In a sit-down interview with Robin Roberts of ABC’s “Good Morning America,” former first lady Michelle Obama shared her story about the first time she met her future husband, Barack Obama. Obama revealed she was found Barack attractive, but she had her “suspicions” because a bunch of white people were fawning over him. “I have my suspicions when a bunch of white folks fawn over a black man,” Obama stated. “Because I sort of think, OK, he can talk straight so they think he is wonderful. So — so that was my theory, and then his name was Barack Obama....
  • Two Dem heavyweights claim Hillary is a lock to win the 2020 Dem nomination

    11/12/2018 10:10:49 AM PST · by rktman · 64 replies
    Americanthinker.com ^ | 11/12/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    In an op-ed appearing in today’s Wall Street Journal, Mark Penn, a former senior adviser to Bill Clinton for many years, and Andrew Stein, former Manhattan Borough and New York City Council president predict that Hillary Clinton will seek and win her party’s nomination on 2020: Both men have known Hillary quite well for many years. I share their assumption that she will adopt any policy stance that she thinks will give her an advantage. And, although they don’t mention it (probably because of their personal relationships with them), there is a large political organization that needs her to be...
  • How today's Democrats are seizing power

    11/12/2018 8:26:40 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/12/2018 | Lowell Ponte
    Hugh Hewitt once wrote the book “If It’s Not Close, They Can’t Cheat: Crushing the Democrats In Every Election And Why Your Life Depends On It.” In 1960, Mayor Richard Daley of Chicago (where five out of every three living people vote Democratic) created the 8,858 votes by which John F. Kennedy carried Illinois over Richard Nixon. In 2008, Minnesota Democrats conjured enough votes from nowhere to turn a Republican Norm Coleman 725-vote victory for Senate into a 312-vote recount win for comic Democrat Al Franken by such tricks as discovering a full ballot box in the trunk of a...
  • Guardian: White Women Who Vote Republican Embrace ‘Racist Sadism"

    11/11/2018 11:08:00 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/10/2018 | Tom Williams
    Trump supporters are not only deplorable, they also exhibit a “peevish, racist cruelty,” declares the Guardian newspaper Friday, which makes white women who vote Republican especially guilty. The 53 percent of white women who voted for Trump in 2016 bear out “the conventional wisdom that white women would rather choose the racism espoused by the Republican party than join in the moral coalition represented by men of color and other women,” writes Guardian columnist Moira Donegan in an over-the-top essay.
  • NYT Annoyed Country Music Not Aboard Gun-Control Bandwagon Like Other Entertainers

    11/11/2018 9:24:18 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    newbusters.org ^ | 11/10/2018 | Clay Waters
    Perhaps annoyed that “jingoistic” country music is not yet as infested with left-wing promotional politics as other musical and entertainment fields, a major newspaper again used the annual Country Music Association Awards to push gun-control politics onto the industry, Reporter Elizabeth Harris garnered the front page of the New York Times Arts section for her Saturday piece “Singing About Pain, But Not Its Source -- A country awards show may discuss its slain fans, but guns and politics are unlikely topics”: The Country Music Association Awards are supposed to be a celebration of one of America’s enduring art forms, a...
  • Antifa Protestor Who Helped Storm Tucker Carlson's House Provides Details In New OpEd

    11/11/2018 9:12:44 AM PST · by rktman · 38 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/10/2018 | Beth Baumann
    After the Antifa group "Smash Racism DC" showed up outside the home of Fox News' Tucker Carlson on Wednesday night, one of the participants decided to give us their side of the story. Here's Alan Pyke's first-hand account of took place, which was originally written for ThinkProgress (emphasis mine): oped at link What this guy is saying is that the protestors who showed up outside of Carlson's home were "peaceful." If that was the case then they wouldn't show up at night, when Carlson was set to do his show and some wouldn't deface private property. If they were trying...
  • NBC Uses Doctor’s Group, Grieving Mother to Tout ‘Thundering Call to Action’ for Gun Bans

    11/10/2018 9:27:15 AM PST · by rktman · 35 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/9/2018 | Curtis Houck
    While ABC’s World News Tonight and the CBS Evening News largely stuck Friday to the investigation into the Thousand Oaks, California bar shooting and the grieving families, NBC Nightly News went political. Their strategy? Well, NBC took it upon itself to push gun bans and gun control with support from both a doctor’s group that the National Rifle Association (NRA) had tweeted about (before the shooting) and comments from a grieving mother calling for “no more guns.” “Also, a war of words erupts, the NRA versus doctors fed up and speaking up after the latest mass shooting in America. And...
  • You didn't hear about this Muslim-mob attack in Minnesota

    11/10/2018 8:20:10 AM PST · by rktman · 72 replies
    clarionproject.org ^ | 11/7/2018 | Nancy Hartevelt Kobrin
    On Saturday, September 22, 2018, while the world focused on the tragedy in Iran of the Ahvaz military parade attack carried out by ISIS, a mob of Somali Muslim men and boys rushed the entrance to Valleyfair, a family amusement park that had set aside the day to honor law enforcement in Minnesota. The mob overcame security, jumping fences avoiding metal detectors while bringing in weapons. It was a direct, premeditated attack on police and security. Backup had to be called in along with fire trucks, ambulances and even a police helicopter. This attack should be understood as a “dry...
  • First euthanasia prosecution launched in the Netherlands

    11/09/2018 3:15:16 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 4 replies
    BBC ^ | Nov 2018
    Dutch authorities are prosecuting a doctor for performing euthanasia on a patient in the first case of its kind since its legalisation 16 years ago. The decision was taken after a regional euthanasia review board found she had "overstepped the mark" in euthanising the 74-year-old Alzheimer's patient. Prosecutors allege the patient's will was "unclear and contradictory" when it came to her final wishes. The doctor, who has not been named, says she acted cautiously in the case. Her spokesman told Dutch television channel NOS that she welcomed "further guidance on the question of the wishes of incapacitated patients", but "regrets"...
  • Ashton Kutcher Begs Ivanka Trump: ‘Plead with Your Dad’ to Push ‘Gun Control Now’

    11/09/2018 2:03:40 PM PST · by rktman · 60 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/9/2018 | AWR Hawkins
    Actor Ashton Kutcher responded to Wednesday’s shooting in Borderline Bar & Grill by begging Ivanka Trump to convince her father to push “gun control now.” Kutcher used Twitter to explain that he celebrated his most recent birthday party at Borderline, tweeting, “My wife threw me a birthday party this year at the Borderline. Only reason we are alive is the shooter chose a different night. My heart goes out to the victims. I’ll say it again… Gun Reform Now! Politicians need to stop standing behind the dollar & Protect the people!”
  • Here We Go Again: CBS, NBC Push Another Bogus Mass Shooting Statistic

    11/09/2018 11:03:38 AM PST · by rktman · 9 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/8/2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    So, just like macabre clockwork. With Thursday’s mass shooting at the Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California, there were routine calls for more gun control from the liberal media machine. During their evening broadcasts, CBS and NBC tried to scare the wits out of their viewers by dubiously claiming that there had been 307 mass shooting this year alone, or almost one a day. But that was a lie. In a deeply condescending report to end the CBS Evening News, national correspondent Jim Axelrod suggested this latest shooting “reminds us the range of ‘I can't believe it happened...
  • ‘What About Guns Right Now?’ CNN's Blitzer Pushes Gun Control After CA Bar Shooting

    11/09/2018 10:21:18 AM PST · by rktman · 52 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/9/2018 | Curtis Houck
    Showing that he’s anything but a fair news anchor, CNN’s The Situation Room host Wolf Blitzer was yet another journalist who tried to make the Thousand Oaks, California bar shooting about gun control despite the state having perhaps the country’s strictest gun laws and state mental health experts had cleared the disturbed individual (thus still allowing him to purchase firearms). Blitzer led into gun control by asking Democratic Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA) about “what else could police” have done if they had visited him previously and “they had some professionals check him out and they concluded he was no threat...
  • Michelle O lashes out at president. She will 'never forgive' him (:O})

    11/09/2018 8:57:18 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 11/9/2018 | unknown
    Former first lady Michelle Obama reportedly rips President Trump’s spreading of the “birther” conspiracy theory against her husband in her upcoming book. In excerpts from her memoir “Becoming” obtained by The Washington Post, Obama says she will “never forgive” Trump for the “xenophobic” claims that her husband, former President Obama, was not actually born in America. “The whole thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed,” the former first lady writes. “But it was also dangerous, deliberately meant to stir up the wingnuts and kooks.”