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  • Three Billboards: A Surprising Meditation on God's Grace

    02/18/2018 7:54:30 PM PST · by Rummyfan
    PJ Media ^ | 18 Feb 2018 | Andrew Klavan
    I don't care about super hero movies. They tell me they represent an American mythology, but it's a childish mythology: heroics without tragedy — and there are no heroics without tragedy. It's mildly annoying that leftist identity mongers have co-opted such a popular form to reimagine history as it never was: a woman wins the battles of World War I; an African nation invents Western civilization. But then, Superman was never a particularly realistic representation of Truth, Justice and the American Way either. So why shouldn't women and black people have childish fantasies too? In any case, I spent Black...
  • Florida shooting: Gun control advocates rush to distort the truth about what happened in Parkland

    02/18/2018 7:52:50 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 2 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 16, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun control advocates are only too sure that they occupy the moral high ground. In the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida high school shooting that left 17 dead, they are accusing their opponents of having “blood on their hands.” It’s no longer just activists such as Chelsea Handler who are spewing such vitriol. Even mainstream liberals such as political scientist Norm Ornstein use the phrase.
  • John Lott on Sean Hannity’s Radio Show to discuss the useless gun control proposals

    02/18/2018 7:49:08 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 3 replies
    Dr. John Lott appeared on the Sean Hannity Radio Show to discuss the useless policies put forward by gun control advocates and what policies might really work.
  • In anti-gun fever, media misses some crucial facts

    02/18/2018 7:46:35 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 2 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 18, 2018 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    Gun control advocates often bank on scaring people into supporting their agenda. That’s how they’re fighting a “reciprocity” bill that requires concealed handgun permits to be honored in all 50 states — just like driver’s licenses. The scaremongering was on full display last Sunday, in CBS News’ “60 Minutes” lead segment by Steve Kroft on the dangers of concealed carry.
  • Donald Trump: FBI Missed Florida Shooter Because of Wasting Time on Russia Investigation

    02/18/2018 7:38:27 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 11 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Feb 2018 | CHARLIE SPIERING
    President Donald Trump expressed disappointment that the FBI failed to stop the Florida shooter, despite being informed about his dangerous behavior. “Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter,” he wrote. “This is not acceptable.” Trump argued that the FBI was wasting too much time investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, and whether or not his campaign colluded with the Russians. “They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign – there is no collusion,” he wrote. “Get back to the basics...
  • Fergie botches national anthem at #NBAAllStar2018 game to the point where players laughed at her

    02/18/2018 6:27:03 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 31 replies
    Twitchy ^ | 02-18-2018 | Greg P
    The NBA All Star game just finished the national anthem and it didn’t go very well. Maybe Fergie wasn’t the best choice?
  • Florida school shooting: Students to march on Washington

    02/18/2018 6:23:56 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 91 replies
    BBC News ^ | 18th February 2018 | BBC News
    Young survivors of Wednesday's school shooting in Florida have announced a national march on Washington to demand political action on gun control. Student organisers told US media that they were determined to make Wednesday's shooting a turning point in the national gun debate. The attack, which left 17 students and staff members dead, was the deadliest US school shooting since 2012. Yesterday protestors chanted "shame on you" to US lawmakers and the president. Mr Trump said last year he would "never" infringe on the right to keep arms - a long-running and contested debate within the US. In his first...
  • CNN: Trump blames everyone but Russia

    02/18/2018 6:23:18 PM PST · by matt04 · 28 replies
    President Donald Trump, ensconced in his opulent private club of Mar-a-Lago this weekend, had a screed of combative thoughts. None, however, offered answers. Here in South Florida, the weekend air was filled with raw emotion in the wake of the deadliest school shooting since Sandy Hook. Local television broadcasts featured searing calls to action and demonstrations from students and parents alike. Trump, inside his estate and restrained from golfing for two straight days for fear of bad optics, was seemingly following along - and unleashed on Twitter. Just 40 miles north of Parkland, the President blasted the FBI for missing...
  • Illegal - McCabe Altered Strzok's 302 Account of Flynn Interview/Bust

    02/18/2018 6:01:20 PM PST · by gaijin · 56 replies
    Twitter, Mike Cernovich
  • Thousands march in Kiev calling for Ukraine's president to quit

    02/18/2018 5:59:49 PM PST · by mac_truck · 8 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 2/18/2018 | staff
    Thousands of supporters of the deported former Georgian leader Mikheil Saakashvili have marched through the streets of Kiev, demanding the impeachment of the Ukrainian president. Journalists said an estimated 10,000 people took part in the rally on Sunday, though the ministry of internal affairs put the number at about 3,000. Protesters carried banners portraying President Petro Poroshenko with a red line drawn over his face. The demonstrators chanted “impeachment”, “resignation” and “Poroshenko is a thief”. Saakashvili, 50, who had been living in exile in Ukraine, was detained by masked men at a restaurant in central Kiev and deported to Poland...
  • Parkland students slam Trump...

    02/18/2018 5:39:06 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 41 replies
    Yahoo Fake News ^ | 2/18/18 | Michael Pretend Journalist Walsh
    Students at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., expressed astonishment that President Trump would use the tragedy they experienced last week to push back on the FBI’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. ...Aly Sheehy, a senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas, was immediately outraged when she saw the president shift the conversation toward U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe. “When it popped up on my timeline, it was something I read and was immediately mad about. It’s not the first time that he has tweeted something out so close to an incident that rocked the nation...
  • 'There were immediate red flags:' Sacramento flight agent says she saved 2 girls from trafficking

    02/18/2018 5:35:02 PM PST · by thecodont · 29 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle / SFGate.com ^ | Updated 4:18 pm, Sunday, February 18, 2018 | By Alix Martichoux, SFGATE
    When two teenage girls tried to check in for a flight from Sacramento to New York, American Airlines customer service agent Denice Miracle noticed something wasn't right. "There were immediate red flags: There was no adult with them; they had no identification; the tickets were one-way and multi-leg; they were booked in First Class; and the credit card used to reserve their seats was in neither of their names. In fact, it was flagged as fraudulent," a press release from American Airlines reads. The girls were 15 and 17 when they tried to check in for the flight last summer,...
  • Russian journalist who helped uncover election interference is confounded by the indictments

    02/18/2018 5:08:07 PM PST · by Enterprise · 18 replies
    https://www.washingtonpost.com ^ | February 18 2018 | Adam Taylor
    "The other staff mentioned are very incidental. I mean, it seems like they put down all the names they could get. Some were people who worked there in 2014 — but most of these guys didn’t work for the troll factory for a long time. They didn’t even work there during the elections."
  • Outgoing GOP rep: Republican Party 'heading into trouble' in election

    02/18/2018 5:23:17 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 44 replies
    The sHill ^ | 2/18/18 | MALLORY SHELBOURNE
    Outgoing Republican Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (Fla.) said in an interview broadcast Sunday that it would be “foolish” for the GOP not to realize that it’s “heading into trouble” in the next election. “When you look at the future of the Republican Party, I think that we would be foolish to not see that we’re heading into trouble,” Ros-Lehtinen told CBS’s “Face the Nation.”
  • How Benito Mussolini Took Power

    02/18/2018 5:18:35 PM PST · by vannrox · 6 replies
    Qcurtius ^ | 12FEB17 | Quintus Curtius
    Stalin biographer Stephen Kotkin spends several pages of his book discussing the lessons to be learned from Mussolini’s seizure of power in Italy in the early 1920s. It was something that happened gradually, in stages, when institutions that should have been able to bring him to heel did nothing, either due to their own lack of resolution or tacit support of his power grab.Italy after the First World War was, like many European countries, rife with instability and factionalism. Mussolini’s “fascist” party in 1922 had collected only 35 out of 500 seats in Italy’s Chamber of Deputies; despite this apparent...
  • Feds Sue Arizona Over Rushed Absentee Voting

    02/18/2018 4:39:52 PM PST · by Revel · 10 replies
    Courthousenews ^ | MATTHEW RENDA
    (CN) – The federal government sued Arizona on Wednesday, claiming the state failed to give absentee voters enough time to consider the finalized and official ballot ahead of a Democratic special primary election. The Justice Department’s civil rights division sued Arizona and its Secretary of State Michele Reagan, claiming when it changed the roster of candidates for a congressional special election set for Feb. 27, it needed to give absentee voters 45 days to consider the finalized ballot. “The inability of the state to transmit the final absentee ballots to UOCAVA voters receiving a Democratic Party ballot by the 45th...
  • 'We Call BS': Stoneman Douglas Student Delivers Powerful Speech [Local Fake News Hypes Gun Control]

    02/18/2018 4:34:01 PM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 22 replies
    In an impassioned speech during a gun control rally in Fort Lauderdale Saturday, Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student Emma Gonzalez called for stricter gun laws in a delivery that’s now going viral. Gonzalez, along with other speakers at the protest, directed several of her comments to President Donald Trump. “If the president wants to come up to me and tell me to my face that it was a terrible tragedy, and how it should never have happened, and maintain telling us how nothing is going to be done about it, I’m going to happily ask him how much money...
  • John Podesta: Donald Trump is the 'first draft dodger' in the information war against Russia

    02/18/2018 3:54:28 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 71 replies
    washingtonexaminer.com ^ | 2/18/18 | Kyle Feldscher
    John Podesta: Donald Trump is the 'first draft dodger' in the information war against Russia
  • Lockheed Martin Accuses Air Force Of Making A Data Grab

    02/18/2018 3:46:20 PM PST · by Elderberry · 10 replies
    Forbes ^ | 2/16/2018 | Loren Thompson
    Lockheed Martin did something unusual this week. The world's biggest defense contractor lodged a protest with the Government Accountability Office over the conduct of an Air Force helicopter competition many months before a winner was due to be selected. Contractors usually wait until an award is announced to mount protests. They rightly fear that if they complain while a competition is in progress, they will reduce their prospects of winning. But Lockheed thought the Air Force's behavior in this case raised such fundamental questions that it couldn't just go along to get along. Very few observers understand what is going...
  • What’s Going on With the Missouri Senate Race?

    02/18/2018 3:29:26 PM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 17 replies
    Roll Call ^ | February 5, 2018 | Bridget Bowman
    Missouri is playing host to one of the year’s most competitive Senate races, and Attorney General Josh Hawley is supposed to be among the top Republican recruits. But some Republicans from the Show-Me State are starting to raise questions about his campaign’s performance so far. Republicans are still optimistic about their chances of defeating Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill in a state President Donald Trump won by 20 points. And they’re generally still confident in Hawley, who garnered more votes than Trump in his run for attorney general in 2016.