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  • Police Chief Says Some Detroit Teachers Should Be Armed

    02/23/2018 4:11:48 PM PST · by george76 · 7 replies
    WWJ ^ | February 23, 2018 | Greg Bowman
    In the wake of this month’s school shooting in Parkland, Fla., Detroit Police Chief James Craig said he is open to the idea of some teachers being armed with guns in classrooms. “Certainly, there should be a very thorough vetting process,” ... “When I talk about vetting, I mean someone who is trained, someone who is responsible, the rigors associated with someone in a school environment. It could be an ex-military, ex-police officer; some of those folks are teachers, as an example.” Craig likened the vetting process to that of airlines following the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, in that...
  • CREW’s Left-Wing Funders

    02/23/2018 3:52:02 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 4 replies
    CREW is funded by a long list of left-wing organizations and foundations. They include liberal foundations, labor unions, and interest groups looking for support from CREW. Liberal Mega-Donors CREW’s principal source of funding is ideologically liberal/left-wing foundations. In 2013 (the most recent year for which complete tax records are available), these groups paid CREW grants equal to 55% of its total reported contribution/grant revenue. Among the foundations that have made significant contributions to CREW in recent years: The Foundation to Promote Open Society (controlled by liberal billionaire financier George Soros and his family): $740,000 since 2010 The Open Society Institute...
  • Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny could spend election in jail

    02/23/2018 2:01:01 PM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 14 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb 2018 | M. Ilyushina, A. Dewan
    Russian opposition activist Alexei Navalny was briefly detained in Moscow on Thursday, ahead of the country's presidential election from which he has been banned. Navalny, the best-known political opponent of President Vladimir Putin, reported his detention in a series of tweets and said authorities had begun legal proceedings against him for organizing anti-government protests. It's not clear when he might face court, but he could be jailed for a maximum of 30 days and could possibly still be in prison for the March 18 election. His chief of staff, Leonid Volkov, tweeted that he, too, had been detained. The Kremlin...
  • In #ArmMeWith movement, teachers ask to be armed -- but not with guns

    02/23/2018 1:31:57 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 50 replies
    CNN ^ | February 23, 2018 | Amanda Morris
    Teachers have taken to social media in the midst of a gun control debate following the Parkland, Florida, school shooting to push for an increase in classroom resources -- not the ability to carry guns in school. Earlier this week, President Donald Trump suggested that some teachers be armed, calling it a "great deterrent" to mass shootings on campus. Using the hashtag #ArmMeWith, teachers are proposing other resources they would rather be armed with, such as more funding, additional school counselors and smaller class sizes. Olivia Bertels, a middle school English teacher in Kansas, and Brittany Wheaton, an English teacher...
  • Mr. President: Solution to Illegal Immigration and Voter Fraud.

    02/23/2018 11:43:09 AM PST · by Leo Carpathian · 6 replies
    AmericanSky News ^ | 2/22/2018 | Yuri Blanarovich
    Ukrainian patriots are joining American patriots in helping President Trump to Make America Great Again. Please check the article "Solution to the Illegal Immigration and Voter Fraud problems" at describing practical, humane, sensible solution to stop illegal immigration, voter fraud and liberal destruction of US. Besides Canada Free Press about a year ago, there seems to be Yuuge Wall of Resistance to publicize the solution from talking heads and patriot media. Instead there is a talk about elaborate wall for $20 billion, that $400 bathtub drone can overfly, ignoring simple barbed wire fence Soviets and Hungarians used. Sanctuary cities...
  • Former Trump campaign official Rick Gates plans to plead guilty to 2 charges

    02/23/2018 11:22:47 AM PST · by Innovative · 47 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb. 23, 2018 | Devlin Barrett, Spencer S. Hsu and Tom Hamburger
    Rick Gates, a former top official in President Trump’s campaign, has agreed to plead guilty Friday afternoon to conspiracy and lying to the FBI, according to court papers filed by special counsel Robert S. Mueller III. The guilty plea, which is scheduled for 2 p.m., caps a busy week for Mueller’s investigation of Russia’s interference in the 2016 election and related issues. It also ends a tumultuous period for Gates, who found himself re-indicted, changing lawyers and agreeing to plead guilty all within 24 hours. According to a criminal information — a document filed with the permission of the defendant...
  • I’m a military man and I think we should ban assault weapons

    02/23/2018 11:21:22 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 166 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 22, 2018 | 9:52pm | Updated | Ralph Peters
    Guns and I go back a long way. My father was a champion skeet shooter. A picture of him aiming his favorite pump skyward has pride of place in our living room. He owned fine rifles and shotguns, and he valued them. My first experience with pulling a trigger came late, by family standards. I was already 7 or 8 when my dad and “Uncle” George took me out back of Old Lily’s house and handed me a sawed-off shotgun (illegal then and now) kept handy for woodchucks and rattlesnakes. The recoil didn’t knock me off my feet, but my...
  • Students in Louisiana thought this math symbol looked like a gun. Police were called

    02/23/2018 10:17:35 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 127 replies
    Updated 2 hours 51 minutes ago A discussion among students at Oberlin High School in Oberlin, La., about a mathematical symbol led to a police investigation and a search of one of the student’s homes, according to the Allen Parish Sheriff’s Office. On the afternoon of Feb. 20, detectives investigated a report of terroristic threats at the school, where they learned that a student had been completing a math problem that required drawing the square-root sign. Students in the group began commenting that the symbol, which represents a number that when multiplied by itself equals another number, looked like a...
  • President Trump Remarks at Conservative Political Action Conference

    02/23/2018 9:01:53 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 5 replies
    CSPAN ^ | 2-23-2018 | CPAC
    President Trump delivered remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, DC.
  • Mattis expected to back allowing transgender troops to stay in the military

    02/23/2018 8:27:35 AM PST · by NKP_Vet · 50 replies ^ | February 22, 2018 | Avery Anapol
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is expected to propose to President Trump that transgender members of the U.S. military be allowed to continue serving despite the president’s call last summer for a ban on all transgender service members, according to two U.S. officials with knowledge of the issue. The defense secretary was scheduled to brief the president Wednesday, but the meeting was postponed and will occur soon, officials said, speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss policy deliberations. Dana White, a spokeswoman for Mattis, said the secretary will provide his recommendation to Trump this week and the president will make...

    02/23/2018 7:20:05 AM PST · by mandaladon · 42 replies
    Rasmussen ^ | 23 Feb 2018
    The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove. This is the president’s highest job approval rating since mid-June of last year. President Obama earned 45% approval on this date in the second year of his presidency. The latest figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7. (see trends).
  • Trump hits 50% Approval in Rassmussen Poll

    02/23/2018 6:50:09 AM PST · by hcmama · 29 replies
    Rassmussen Reports ^ | February 23.2018 | Rassmussen Reseach
    Friday, February 23, 2018 The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove. This is the president’s highest job approval rating since mid-June of last year. President Obama earned 45% approval on this date in the second year of his presidency. The latest figures include 34% who Strongly Approve of the way the president is performing and 41% who Strongly Disapprove. This gives him a Presidential Approval Index rating of -7. (see trends).
  • CNN: Trump Shouldn’t Call Mass Shooter A ‘Sicko’ Because It’s Stigmatizing

    02/23/2018 6:43:32 AM PST · by mandaladon · 56 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 23 Feb 2018 | John Sexton
    This strikes me as really pushing for any excuse to attack Trump for any reason whatsoever. CNN has a whole story devoted to shaming Trump for calling the Parkland shooter a “sicko” on the grounds that it’s stigmatizing to people with mental health problems who aren’t all mass shooters of children. From CNN: In a tweet Thursday, President Donald Trump described someone who would shoot up a school as a “savage sicko.” At CNN’s town hall on the Parkland, Florida, school shootings on Wednesday, NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch described the gunman as “an insane monster” who is “nuts” and crazy.”...
  • Illinois Governor Drinks Chocolate Milk To Demonstrate His Commitment to Diversity

    02/23/2018 6:10:11 AM PST · by PBRCat · 47 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | February 22, 2018 | Kim Jansenn
    CHICAGO In an awkward onstage appearance this week, Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner drank a glass of chocolate milk to demonstrate his belief in diversity. "It's really, really good," Rauner said after taking a sip of the sugary drink. "Diversity!"
  • Dem Rep: Uh, No, I Don’t Want To Ban All Semiautomatic Weapons

    02/23/2018 5:16:10 AM PST · by C19fan · 14 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 22, 2018 | Allahpundit
    Via the Free Beacon, I don’t get it. Why would a Democrat from Michigan be reluctant to admit his party’s obvious desire to ban– Oh, right. Right. I forgot. Let me give CNN a bit of credit here, on a day when my opinion of the network has never been lower. This is a question that should be asked of Democratic pols, not because it’s a gotcha but because there’s a genuine conflict between the party’s beliefs and its electoral aspirations. They need to claw back some ground with white working-class voters, particularly in purple states like Dan Kildee’s Michigan,...
  • PFA order says congressional hopeful Shannon Edwards threatened to kill husband

    02/23/2018 5:06:48 AM PST · by Old Teufel Hunden · 4 replies
    Pittsburgh Tribune Review ^ | 2/22/2018 | WES VENTEICHER
    An Allegheny County judge granted a temporary restraining order in late 2016 against Shannon Edwards, who announced Wednesday she's running for Congress, after her husband accused her of drunkenly attacking him and threatening to kill him, court records show. Edwards, 33, of Lawrenceville is a psychologist who reportedly had an affair with former Republican Rep. Tim Murphy, who resigned in October. Edwards announced her intention to campaign as a Republican for Congress on the steps of the Allegheny County Courthouse, a move that surprised GOP officials who said they weren't aware she was considering a run. Edwards' husband, Jesse Sally,...
  • Typical democrat response to DJT, call him a bully.

    02/23/2018 4:58:49 AM PST · by DallasBiff · 6 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/23/18
    This guy will probably be Pete Sessions democrat opponent in the 32nd district in Texas.
  • Nashville mayor scandal: Nude photos found in emails

    02/23/2018 4:49:55 AM PST · by SMGFan · 37 replies
    MSN/ CNN ^ | February 22, 2018
    Newly discovered nude cell phone photos may be evidence Nashville's mayor and her former security chief were having an affair while he was being paid to be her bodyguard, authorities say in court documents disclosed Thursday. In filing affidavits for search warrants, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says Rob Forrest used a work phone to take two photos while on duty. Investigators say evidence points to the possibility that crimes -- official misconduct and theft of property -- occurred.
  • The Quinn in the Morning Show with Jim Quinn - February 23, 2018

    02/23/2018 2:57:16 AM PST · by sneakers · 5 replies
    The Quinn in the Morning Show airs from 6:00am to 9:00 am, Monday thru Friday. To listen online, go to and sign up , or you can listen on the radio locally in the upstate NY area on 1040 WYSL Rochester, NY, and on FM. 98.7 WAVL (and AM 910).
  • Parkland school's designated armed campus cop resigns as it emerges he 'HID' outside the school

    02/23/2018 2:12:19 AM PST · by TigerClaws · 65 replies
    'He never went in': Parkland school's designated armed campus cop resigns as it emerges he 'HID' outside the school as 17 were killed and sheriff says 30-year A police officer who was on duty at a Florida high school and did nothing to stop gunman Nikolas Cruz when he started his massacre has been suspended. Deputy Scot Peterson, who was armed with a handgun, did follow police procedure and immediately confront Cruz when he started his rampage killing 17 people with an AR-15 assault rifle, according to the Broward County Sheriff's department. Instead he took cover at Marjory Stoneman Douglas...