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  • Dick Morris: Punish the GOP Traitors on Immigration

    05/26/2018 4:46:41 PM PDT · by dvan · 28 replies
    The Western Journal ^ | Dick Morris
    Twenty-one Republican members of the House of Representatives have signed a discharge petition in the hopes that, combined with Democrat members, they can get enough signatures to force a vote on legalizing recipients of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program without having to embrace Republican demands for tougher immigration laws as a tradeoff. These GOP congressmen are sabotaging President Donald Trump’s efforts and those of conservative House members to hold up legalizing DACA immigrants (those who came here as children) until Democrats agree to strengthen immigration laws. The conservative rationale is highly sensible. When we grant, in effect, amnesty...
  • Southern Baptist Denomination Severs Ties With DC Baptists Over Homosexuality

    05/26/2018 4:33:38 PM PDT · by upchuck · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | May 26, 2018 | Joshua Gill
    The Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) cut relational and financial ties with the D.C. Baptist Convention (DCBC) for refusing to disfellowship a church with two lesbian pastors. The Executive Committee of the SBC issued a warning to the DCBC in February in which the D.C. convention was given 90 days to remove any church in its fellowship that “practice affirming, approving or endorsing homosexual behavior,” according to Baptist Press. The executive committee gave the warning specifically with regard to Calvary Baptist Church, which affirmed a lesbian couple as co-pastors in 2017, according to Juicy Ecumenism. The D.C. Baptist Convention failed to...
  • Mike Rowe: Why the Mantra 'Safety First' Is the 'Stuff of Idiocy'

    05/26/2018 11:11:38 AM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 18 replies
    Fox ^ | 5/25/18
    Video @ link. TV host Mike Rowe sounded off Thursday on why he believes the "safe space movement" is doing harm to young people in America. The former "Dirty Jobs" host told Tucker Carlson he gives out a work ethic scholarship each year to graduating high school students and it gets harder each year to fill it. Rowe, whose new show "Somebody's Gotta Do It" kicks off a new season Saturday on TBN, said applicants to the scholarship generally balk when asked to write essays, make videos and sign a "sweat pledge."
  • WATCH: Trump Shakes Literally Every Naval Academy Graduate’s Hand

    05/26/2018 9:35:09 AM PDT · by rktman · 39 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/25/2018 | Benny Johnson
    President Donald Trump gave a speech to the graduates of the Naval Academy Friday morning. Then, the president went a step further, offering to shake the hands of every single graduate — more than 1,000 midshipmen. “I was given an option. I could make this commencement address, which is a great honor for me, and immediately leave and wave goodbye. Or I could stay and shake hands with just the top 100,” Trump said, “Or I could stay for hours and shake hands with 1,100 and something. What should I do? What should I do?” Trump then shouted, “Stay! Ok,...
  • Despite History of Silencing Conservatives, Joy Reid Suggests NFL Kneel Rule Violates 1st Amendment

    05/26/2018 8:58:09 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 28 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If there is one person on TV who should have the good grace not to raise the issue of the right of a private-sector entity to control speech within its domain, it’s Joy Reid. As the host of an MSNBC show, Reid has a notorious history of shutting down, correcting, reprimanding and even defenestrating conservatives who say things she doesn’t like. For example, when a Republican referred to the “Democrat party,” Reid reprimanded him:“on this show, we say Democratic,” warning him that “we’re going to have to sit down. We’re going to have a talking-to.” Reid similarly shut down another...
  • Louis Farrakhan: ‘Mr. Trump is destroying every enemy that was an enemy of our rise’

    05/26/2018 8:57:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/26/2018 | Thomas Lifson
    Louis Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam movement, appears to have changed his opinion of Donald Trump since two years ago, when he warned black Americans: “If Donald Trump becomes president, he will take America into the abyss of hell.” Appearing on Chicago radio station WGCI, on a program titled “The Morning Takeover,” he stated that it may not have been the intent of this administration to help, but that Trump is destroying the enemies of the Nation of Islam. Included in this group are the Department of Justice and the FBI. So far, there has been barely a...
  • A History Lesson for the 'Trump Is Hitler' Crowd

    05/26/2018 8:46:32 AM PDT · by rktman · 36 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 5/26/2018 | Ted Noel
    Leftists love to claim that President Trump is the reincarnation of Hitler and that he's a Nazi, or maybe a fascist. They never supply any facts to substantiate their claims. They seem to be immune to logic. Yesterday, I visited the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp, where a million and a half Jews were murdered in a most vile demonstration of human depravity. A new picture was driven home to me in a most forceful manner. The master race theory that allowed the Germans to believe that their actions were acceptable was developed by American Democrat political philosophers. Hitler's Nazis were happy...
  • CNN, NBC Mostly Ignore Armed Citizens Who Stop Mass Shooter(More on OKC)

    05/26/2018 8:31:53 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 5/25/2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    After news broke that, on Thursday, a gunman trying to perpetrate a mass shooting in Oklahoma City was stopped by two armed citizens who used their own guns against him, FNC has given the story a substantial amount of attention while ABC and CBS have also run full stories on the event. But CNN barely touched the story, burying it between 4:00 a.m. and 5:00 a.m Eastern in a couple of 25-second briefs Friday morning, while NBC and MSNBC have ignored it entirely. Fox News Channel first began running briefs on Thursday night during Fox News at Night with Shannon...
  • Putting squeeze on gun-makers could help curb Chicago’s gun violence (barf alert)

    05/26/2018 5:18:34 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 50 replies
    Chicago S-T ^ | 26 may 2018
    If a gun shop does a lousy job of keeping guns out of the hands of criminals, police officers shouldn’t buy their guns from those shops. If a gun-maker allows its guns to be sold at those lousy shops, the police shouldn’t buy those makes of guns. And if a gun manufacturer does a lousy job of making guns that are childproof and useless to thieves, the cops should pass on buying those guns, too.
  • No Judges Confirmed This Week

    05/26/2018 3:13:17 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 4 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count remains at 39. The Senate confirmed several non-judicial nominations.
  • Ohio Self Defense Reform Bill Passes House Committee

    05/26/2018 2:52:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 24 May, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Ohio bill HB 228 has passed out of the House Federalism and Interstate Relations Committe on a seven to three vote. The vote was along party lines, with seven Republicans voting for the bill and the three Democrats voting against the bill.The Ohio legislature is looking to reform Ohio law on self-defense. Currently, Ohio appears to be the only state where the burden of proof in a self-defense case rests with the defender. When a person claims self-defense in Ohio, the defender has to prove that they acted in self-defense. In nearly every other state, the burden of proof...
  • Publix halts political contributions ahead of Parkland students' 'die-in' protest

    05/25/2018 5:49:01 PM PDT · by Magnatron · 81 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | 25 May 2018 | Alex Harris, David Smiley And Martin Vassolo
    Staring down the prospect of a public relations crisis — boycott threats and "die-in" protests included — over its donations to Republican gubernatorial hopeful Adam Putnam, Publix said Friday it has halted all corporate political contributions. The supermarket giant made the announcement moments before a "die-in" protest planned by David Hogg, a vocal Parkland school shooting survivor and gun control activist. Despite the news, Hogg and dozens of protestors sprawled on the floor of a Coral Springs Publix for 12 minutes clutching sunflowers and signs that read "No NRA Money." Hogg and other students began their influential movement for gun...
  • Gun Confiscation Measure Slogs Along In Oregon

    05/25/2018 3:18:59 PM PDT · by Cheerio · 9 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 25, 2018 | Brock Simmons
    Initiative Petition #43 is slowly making its way through the ballot measure process in Oregon. After a massive response of challenges to the “draft ballot title” were submitted a couple of weeks ago, the state “attorney general” has now issued the “certified ballot title” that reads “Prohibits “assault weapons” (defined), “large capacity magazines” (defined), unless registered with state police. Criminal penalties.” As previously reported, this ballot measure, should it eventually pass, would outlaw 95% of the guns that are currently out there, and instantly turn thousands grampas into felons for having an old tube fed .22 Marlin in the attic...
  • Trump Moves to Ease the Firing of Federal Workers

    05/25/2018 2:37:19 PM PDT · by Cyclops08 · 54 replies
    NY Times ^ | 05/25/2018 | Noam Scheiber
    President Trump on Friday signed a series of executive orders making it easier to fire federal government workers and rolling back the prerogatives of unions that represent them. Andrew Bremberg, the head of the White House Domestic Policy Council, said the president was “fulfilling his promise to promote more efficient government by reforming our Civil Service rules.” But the push also reflects conservatives’ long-running suspicion of the federal bureaucracy, one that the president’s advisers have been outspoken in channeling. Shortly after Mr. Trump took office, Stephen K. Bannon, then his chief strategist, called for “the deconstruction of the administrative state.”...
  • Seattle plan would fine gun owners up to $10,000 for not properly storing weapons

    05/25/2018 12:38:10 PM PDT · by Simon Green · 60 replies
    Fox News ^ | 05/25/18 | Benjamin Brown
    Seattle’s mayor on Thursday unveiled a proposal to fine gun owners $500 to $10,000 for failing to lock up their firearms. The legislation, drafted by Mayor Jenny Durkan and Councilmember M. Lorena González, follows recent deadly school shootings in Florida, Texas and other locations. The bill was forwarded to Seattle's City Council for consideration, the Seattle Times reported. In 2016, Washington state enacted an "extreme risk" gun law that has allowed Seattle police officers to confiscate 43 weapons from citizens, the Times reported. The gun-control movement in Washington state has been aided by former Microsoft executive and NFL team owner...
  • Fmr. DOJ Official: DOJ, FBI Illegally Withholding Investigation Info; ‘What Are They Trying to Hide?

    05/25/2018 12:30:17 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 66 replies
    CNSNews ^ | May 25, 2018 | Craig Bannister
    3.43min video at link. Hans Von Spakovsky (Screenshot) Former Justice Department (DOJ) official Hans Von Spakovsky says it’s illegal and unconstitutional for the DOJ and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) to refuse to provide President Donald Trump and Congress with details of their Trump-Russia investigation’s use of a spy in Trump’s presidential campaign. As the nation’s top law enforcement officer, Trump – and anyone working for him - have the indisputable right to anything they want to know about the Russia-Collusion investigation, Spakovsky explained in a Fox News interview Friday morning: “The president is the chief law enforcement officer of...
  • U.S. Has Leverage in Dealings with Iran and North Korea

    05/25/2018 10:09:20 AM PDT · by yoe · 5 replies
    National Review ^ | May 24, 2018 | Vicdtor Hanson Davis
    There has been a lot of misinformation about both getting out of the so-called Iran deal and getting into a new North Korean agreement. The two situations may be connected, but not in the way we are usually told. Getting out of the Iran deal did not destroy trust in the U.S. government. Our departure from the deal does not mean that North Korea cannot reliably negotiate with America. [snip] Obama got the deal approved by the Iranians in part by paying them ransom for hostages through huge nighttime cash transfers.
  • Study: The No. 1 Reason Any Americans Are Poor Is They’re Not Working [Captain Obvious Alert]

    05/25/2018 9:15:29 AM PDT · by fwdude · 45 replies
    The Federalist ^ | May 24, 2018 | Joy Pullmann
    Despite popular depictions of subsidy recipients as the deserving poor or people hardly able to feed themselves or their children without help, the statistics tend to show another picture. A recent economic study highlighted the shocking fact that essentially nobody in the United States will be poor if he or she merely works full-time at the minimum wage, even if that person has children. “The main reason people are poor is because they aren’t working,” said study author Peter Ferrara, a senior fellow at the Goodman Institute for Public Policy Research, in a press release accompanying the study. “The welfare...
  • David Hogg puts Publix in crosshairs, demands $1 million donation and anti-NRA pledge

    05/25/2018 9:08:18 AM PDT · by Magnatron · 140 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 24 May 2018 | Victor Morton
    David Hogg is trying to shake down Publix. The public face of the gun control movement demanded $1 million Thursday from the Florida-based grocery chain in a tweet, just one day after calling for a “die-in” protest at its stores. Publix is being targeted by Mr. Hogg for its support of Adam Putnam, a Republican gubernatorial candidate who is now the state’s agricultural commissioner. The Tampa Bay Times reported earlier this week that Publix had given $670,000 during the last three years to Putnam campaigns. Mr. Hogg not only sought atonement money from the grocery chain in Thursday’s tweet, he...
  • With Reparations Happy Hour In Portland, People Of Color Receive $10 Just For Showing Up

    05/25/2018 8:36:14 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 36 replies
    Essence Magazine ^ | May 24, 2018 | by PAULA ROGO
    An Oregon non-profit just did something the U.S. government refuses to do: it gave out reparations to people of color In the inaugural Reparations Happy Hour earlier this week, the hosts gave each person of color who attended $10 with no questions asked. With 40 people in attendance, Brown Hope, the non-profit gave out $400 that evening. “It’s exactly what it sounds like,” said Brown Hope founder Cameron Whitten. “What I want to do is end the cycle of exploitation. For Black, brown, indigenous people you face so many barriers, whether it’s tokenization or straight-up poverty.“ Portland is one of...