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  • N.J. couple en route to their wedding killed in fiery chain-reaction crash in Pa.

    11/19/2018 11:46:49 AM PST · by SMGFan · 14 replies
    NJ Advanced Media ^ | November 19, 2018
    A New Jersey couple on their way to get married in Pittsburgh were killed in a fiery chain-reaction crash last week on Interstate 78 in Berks County, Pennsylvania. Kathryn M. Schurtz, 35, and Joseph D. Kearney, both of Jersey City, died in the collision Wednesday afternoon in Windsor Township. Their car was struck from behind by a tractor-trailer and pushed into another tractor-trailer, according to Pennsylvania State Police. Three other tractor-trailers were also involved.
  • America Is (Almost) Great Again: No Comedian At This Year’s White House Correspondents Dinner

    11/19/2018 8:31:56 AM PST · by C19fan · 15 replies
    Hot Air ^ | November 19, 2018 | Allahpundit
    True greatness would require the cancellation of this repulsive elitist spectacle but eliminating the annual “clapter” feature in which Republicans and Democrats and Republicans and Republicans and Republicans are flayed for the enjoyment of like-minded journalists is a good start. Now the event can be a pure expression of its true purpose, letting media people congratulate themselves on how important their jobs are.
  • Shocking moment thug almost knocks a woman police officer under a BUS with a flying kick [tr]

    11/19/2018 6:29:05 AM PST · by C19fan · 23 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | November 19, 2018 | George Martin
    This is the horrifying moment a policeman and his colleague are savagely beaten in a brutal attack on a south London street. In mobile phone footage posted on Twitter two men can be seen punching and kicking the male and female officer as scores of people pass without intervening. The shocking incident in Merton, south west London on Saturday night, saw the two male attackers wearing hoodies and dragging the policeman away from his patrol car and kicking him. A policewoman can then be seen trying to pull them off her colleague but she fails as a man brutally kicks...
  • Police Chief Refuses To Enforce New Gun Laws - 'I'm Defending the Constitution'

    11/19/2018 6:27:13 AM PST · by ZeroToHero · 18 replies
    NN ^ | 11/18/18 | Jacky Murphy
    A police chief in Washington says the state's new strict gun laws are violating the US Constitution. Chief Loren Culp has refused to enforce the new state gun control laws. Culp says neither he nor his department will be upholding Washington’s new Initiative 1639, arguing the gun control legislation directly violates the Second Amendment

    11/19/2018 12:30:38 AM PST · by JonnyFive · 55 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/18/18 | Virginia Kruta
    Stacey Abrams refused to acknowledge Georgia’s Republican Governor-elect Brian Kemp as “legitimate” during a Sunday morning appearance on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper. “The law, as it stands, says that he received an adequate number of votes to become the governor of Georgia,” Abrams began. “And I acknowledge the law as it stands. I am a lawyer by training and I have taken the constitutional oath to uphold the law. But we know sometimes the law does not do what it should and something being legal does not make it right.”
  • Crime Plummets After QuikTrip Stores Add Good Guys with Guns

    11/19/2018 12:23:14 AM PST · by LoicW · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/18/18 | AWR Hawkins
    QuikTrip convenience stores added good guys with guns in Wichita, Kansas, and the results were so good that they are expanding the program to stores in other areas. The NRA noted, “After implementing the new strategy at its Wichita, Kansas locations and seeing success, QuikTrip, the massive gas station and convenience store chain said it would expand the policy to other stores.” KWCH reports that the good guys with guns will be armed security, but QuikTrip also left the door open to armed clerks in situations where the clerks “have previous experience and necessary licenses.”
  • Pope decries that ‘wealthy few’ feast on what belongs to all

    11/18/2018 7:08:38 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 18, 2018 | Frances D’Emilio
    Championing the cause of the poor, Pope Francis on Sunday lamented that “the wealthy few” enjoy what, “in justice, belongs to all” and said Christians cannot remain indifferent to the growing cries of the exploited and the indigent, including migrants. Francis invited about 6,000 poor people as well as some of the volunteers who help them to the splendor of St. Peter’s Basilica where he celebrated Mass on a day the Catholic Church dedicates to the needy. Later, he sat down with 1,500 of the indigent for a lunch of lasagna, chicken, mashed potatoes and tiramisu in a Vatican auditorium....
  • Fashion Notes: How to Recycle a Dress Like First Lady Melania Trump

    11/18/2018 2:20:57 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 34 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 November, 2018 | John Binder
    When you are one of the most photographed women in the world like First Lady Melania Trump is, there are only so many times you can wear a dress. Some ensembles are obviously never to be worn again, they are part of a moment in time. Take Mrs. Trump’s Inaugural gown from French-American designer Hervé Pierre. Even if Mrs. Trump wanted to wear the dress again (she never would), she would not be able to as the piece is now a part of the First Lady Smithsonian National Museum of American History collection. Even stand-out, style statements like her recent...
  • One of my favorite quotes.

    11/18/2018 1:06:19 PM PST · by SantosLHalper · 21 replies
    CS Lewis
    "Of all tyrannies, a tyranny sincerely exercised for the good of its victims may be the most oppressive. It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies. The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated; but those who torment us for our own good will torment us without end for they do so with the approval of their own conscience. They may be more likely to go to Heaven yet at the same time likelier to make a Hell of earth. This very kindness stings with intolerable insult....
  • Democrat Andrew Gillum Re-Concedes Florida Election…

    11/18/2018 1:05:15 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 18 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 17 Nov, 2018 | Sundance
    Democrat Andrew Gillum conceded defeat to Republican Ron DeSantis in the Florida Governors race on election night; then the national democrats got hold of him, and Gillum withdrew his concession. Today, following a recount, he re-conceded the race.
  • The Plan to Sell Texas to Great Britain

    11/18/2018 11:01:36 AM PST · by cowpoke · 34 replies
    JSTOR Daily ^ | 11/7/2018 | Mark Sussman
    In 1841, Andrews hatched a plan to make his political and moral beliefs a lived reality: He would convince Great Britain to buy up all the land in Texas on the condition that they free Texas’s slaves. The idea was not as outlandish as it might sound. In 1833, Great Britain had done something similar in abolishing slavery on its plantations in the West Indies. There, slaveholders were paid a total of $20 million sterling in recompense for their lost property, though they retained the land. And Texas had already reached across the Atlantic for economic aid. The South Carolina...
  • Japan Train Operator Apologizes for Leaving Station 25 Seconds Early

    11/18/2018 10:21:35 AM PST · by Simon Green · 28 replies
    The Points Guy ^ | 11/17/18 | Katherine Fan
    In case anyone’s forgotten that Japan works very differently from most other places, a train company made a public apology this week after a train left the station 25 seconds early. The world fell apart when the train conductor, who thought his train was scheduled to leave Notogawa Station on Friday at 7:11, closed his commuter train doors one minute early, pulling out of the station 25 seconds ahead of the actual scheduled time of 7:12. The conductor realized his mistake before departing but didn’t see any waiting passengers on the platform, so he carried on with his early departure...
  • Number of Witches in U.S. on the Rise, May Surpass 1.5 Million

    11/18/2018 7:51:47 AM PST · by Simon Green · 85 replies
    CNS News ^ | 11/16/18 | Michael W Chapman
    A report in the Christian Post contends that the number of witches (and Wiccans) has dramatically increased since the 1990s, to the degree that there may be at least 1.5 million witches in the United States, which is higher than the 1.4 million mainline Presbyterians. "[T]he practice of witchcraft has grown significantly in recent decades; those who identify as witches has risen concurrently with the rise of the 'witch aesthetic,'" reported the Christian Post in October, citing data from Quartz, a Trinity College study, and the Pew Research Center. Between 1990 and 2008, the number of Wiccans in the United...
  • Mickey Mouse turns 90: Iconic character celebrated in huge new NY exhibition (tr)

    11/18/2018 7:33:27 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 16 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | December 18, 2018 | DUSICA SUE MALESEVIC
    The word ‘mouse’ and ‘juggernaut’ are not usually used in the same sentence, but there is one that defies diminutive description, and, indeed, is a colossal figure: Mickey Mouse. And so, it is apt that a new exhibition in New York City celebrating the iconic character’s 90th anniversary is large as well: 16,000 square feet and ten rooms. ‘Mickey: The True Original Exhibition’ has the warmth of nostalgia coupled with fresh artistic takes on a cartoon character that has become one of the most recognized symbols – the three black overlapping circles of his head – around the world. The...
  • Newsweek writer:'Almost every single person I’ve heard of with an AR-15 has been a mass murderer'

    11/18/2018 3:55:13 AM PST · by kevcol · 56 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 17, 2018 | Brett T.
    Almost every single person I’ve ever heard of with an AR-15 has been a mass murderer. Based on Twitter sample the rest of them are scarily paranoid. Get on the right side of history . . Wow, Rep. Eric Swalwell and his nukes have really kick-started that conversation on that “common-sense gun control” they always want to have.
  • Avenatti's law firm evicted from California offices over unpaid $213G rent

    11/18/2018 1:58:16 AM PST · by ZeroToHero · 39 replies
    Fox News ^ | 11/17/18 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Michael Avenatti’s law firm was ordered to be evicted from its California offices over unpaid rent after the judge dismissed his attempt to block the eviction, the latest setback for the embattled lawyer who was arrested on domestic violence charges earlier this week. The lawyer and his firm were ordered to vacate a Newport Beach office building after the court asserted its previous ruling that ordered to move out, the Los Angeles Times reported. His law firm – Eagan Avenatti – was sued after skipping four months of rent payments totaling over $213,000.
  • Sonia Sotomayor: Brett Kavanaugh Part of Supreme Court Family Now

    11/18/2018 1:55:27 AM PST · by JonnyFive · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/17/18 | Warner Todd Huston
    Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor is taking the high road regarding Justice Brett Kavanaugh, stating he is already part of the “Supreme Court family,” despite the intense criticism her liberal supporters have lathered upon him. Appearing on CNN with David Axelrod, Sotomayor noted that the court adjusted very quickly to the addition of Kavanaugh to their bench, CNN reported. “When you’re charged with working together for most of the remainder of your life, you have to create a relationship,” Sotomayor told Axelrod during an interview that will air Saturday evening. “The nine of us are now a family, and we’re...
  • 10 BIG LIES About Donald Trump

    11/17/2018 7:08:04 PM PST · by rebuildus · 3 replies
    YouTube ^ | 11/12/18 | Patrick Rooney
    Patrick Rooney of (News and Culture Commentary) discusses the top 10 lies about President Donald Trump. #10: He became President to enrich himself and his family! #9: He’s not intelligent! #8: …But he didn’t do it on his own—daddy’s $$$. And he’s a lousy businessman! #7: He’s not a Christian! #6: He’s not a conservative! #5: He colluded with Russia! #4: He’s too divisive, and responsible for violence! #3: He hates Jews! #2: He hates blacks, and Hispanics, and Muslims #1: He lies! (of course this one had to make it to the top!)
  • How the Battle for 'Lord of the Rings' Nearly Broke a Director

    11/17/2018 6:59:03 PM PST · by OddLane · 23 replies
    Hollywood Reporter ^ | 11/10/18 | David Weiner
    Forty years after Ralph Bakshi's animated classic hit theaters, the filmmaker recalls courting Mick Jagger and Led Zeppelin and speaks candidly about the extreme pressure he was under: "I nearly died." Mick Jagger as Frodo. A Led Zeppelin soundtrack. Battles on the field and behind the scenes before a three-film saga went bust. Forty years after his animated classic The Lord of the Rings hit theaters Nov. 15, 1978, these are some of the things on director Ralph Bakshi's mind during a candid conversation about what happened, and what could have been...
  • Trump Accused of Racism for Honoring Elvis with Medal of Freedom Award

    11/17/2018 10:42:18 AM PST · by JonnyFive · 37 replies
    NN ^ | 11/17/18 | Jay Greenberg
    President Donald Trump has come under fire from liberals, who are accusing him of racism for honoring Elvis Presley with a Medal of Freedom Award. President Trump is awarding the Presidential honor to seven Americans on Friday, but it's his inclusion of the late rock star that has (un)surprisingly drawn irk from the left.