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  • Racism On a Bun: ESPN Says President Served It Up to Clemson Football Champs

    01/17/2019 9:11:49 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies ^ | 1/17/2019 | Jay Maxson
    With a charge of racism Wednesday, ESPN TV's First Take talk program unofficially launched its third season of Trump Derangement Syndrome. All three members of the leftist-heavy program took potshots at President Donald Trump after he fed fast food to the national championship Clemson football team in Monday's White House reception. First Take has been battering Trump (see here, here and here) ever since he became president two years ago. Molly Qerim, the facilitator on First Take, alleged it's racist to serve fast food to a mostly African-American football team: "I don't know. I guess I took it very differently...
  • Are There AR-15-Owning Democrats Defying Boulder Assault Weapons Ban?

    01/17/2019 9:01:45 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies ^ | 1/17/2019 | Matt Vespa
    Last year, after the tragic shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Boulder, Colorado decided to ban AR-15 rifles. Current residents who owned these firearms were subject to a grandfather clause. They also had until July 18, 2018 to get rid of, or sell, so-called high-capacity magazines and bump stocks. Those who were grandfathered in had until December 27, 2018 to certify their rifles with the local sheriff’s department. There is no paper trail. No records are kept, but it sure sounds like a test run for a gun registry. Only 342 people have certified their rifles. You know there...
  • Multiple Obama State Dept Officials Must Answer Judicial Watch's Questions About (T)

    01/17/2019 8:54:52 AM PST · by rktman · 5 replies ^ | 1/17/2019 | Beth Baumann
    Full header: "Multiple Obama State Dept Officials Must Answer Judicial Watch's Questions About Clinton Emails, Benghazi" United States District Judge Royce Lamberth on Tuesday ordered multiple senior State Department officials under the Obama administration to answer Judicial Watch’s questions related to Hillary Clinton’s email scandal and the Sept. 11, 2012 attack in Benghazi. “In a major victory for accountability, Judge Lamberth today authorized Judicial Watch to take discovery on whether the Clinton email system evaded FOIA and whether the Benghazi scandal was one reason for keeping Mrs. Clinton’s email secret,” Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said in a statement. “Today,...
  • New poll shows millennials will change position on Roe when given the facts

    01/17/2019 7:45:35 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 01/17/2019 | Julie Roys
    Pro-choice advocates consistently forward the narrative that the majority of the American public does not want to overturn Roe v. Wade. And to some degree, surveys and polls agree. For example, a 2018 poll reported in Vox found that 67-percent of Americans would not like to see Roe overturned, and only 29-percent would. However, a survey released Monday shows that support for Roe v. Wade is based largely on ignorance. When educated about the realities of abortion, opposition to the 1973 Supreme Court decision legalizing abortion rises sharply. The survey conducted by Students for Life of America’s Institute for Pro-Life...
  • Church attacks Trump: 'White supremacy is the real crisis

    01/17/2019 7:20:14 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies ^ | 1/17/2019 | Joe Kovacs
    A Methodist church is causing controversy this week with a message targeting President Trump, suggesting his push for a border wall is racist against people who are not white. The sign in front of the Allendale United Methodist Church in St. Petersburg, Florida, states: “White supremacy is the real crisis.” “We really wanted to respond to our president who is taking this opportunity to manufacture a crisis at the border,” Rev. Andy Oliver at the church told WFLA-TV. He told the station he sought to extend a message of love and acceptance to those who see the placard. “Targeting people...
  • Teach kids about climate change? This state might require it

    01/17/2019 7:02:55 AM PST · by rktman · 6 replies ^ | 1/16/2019 | MICHAEL MELIA
    A legislative proposal in Connecticut would mandate instruction on climate change in public schools statewide, beginning in elementary school. Connecticut already has adopted science standards that call for teaching of climate change, but if the bill passes it is believed that it would be the country’s first to write such a requirement into law. “A lot of schools make the study of climate change an elective, and I don’t believe it should be an elective,” said state Rep. Christine Palm, a Democrat from Chester who proposed the bill. “I think it should be mandatory, and I think it should be...
  • California set to seize 1,100 miles of coastline

    01/16/2019 9:27:01 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 1/16/2019 | Chriss Street
    The California Coastal Commission is set to empower local government to take thousands of properties through eminent domain along 1,100-miles of coastline to prepare for sea-level rise. Despite California being battered by 4-8 inches of torrential rain and flooding from an El Niño weather cycle, E&E News reported that the State of California in late January will authorize eminent domain authority for local jurisdictions to implement a “managed retreat” policy that will allow taking and demolishing coastal homes and businesses. The California Coastal Commission circulated an 87-page ‘Draft Residential Adaptation Guidance’ in March regarding how communities could pro-actively address sea...
  • House Democrats Readying Multi-Pronged Attack on Second Amendment

    01/16/2019 6:11:26 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 1/16/2019 | Bob Barr
    While most observers’ eyes initially focused on the drama surrounding freshman Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s long shot bid for a seat on the powerful Ways and Means Committee, veteran Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA) was quietly installed as Chair of the Financial Services Committee. For gun owners and businesses, this is a worst-case scenario. To many of those outside observers, it might seem as if the Judiciary Committee — with primary jurisdiction in the House over firearms laws and regulations — would be the key battleground for firearms-related attacks. However, for those of us who bear the battle scars earned through years...
  • Which Celebrity Just Told Pelosi to Fund the Border Wall!?

    01/16/2019 6:03:18 AM PST · by rktman · 10 replies ^ | 1/16/2019 | Courtney O'Brien
    Cher is usually Republicans' worst nightmare on Twitter. Second perhaps only to Bette Midler, the "Do You Believe in Love" singer is relentless in her campaign against the president. With a generous use of caps lock, she has called him a misogynist, a racist, and worse. That's why her recent Twitter thread is so surprising. On Thursday, the singer implored Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi to end the government shutdown and fund President Trump's border wall already.
  • Government shutdown is no 'crisis'

    01/16/2019 5:54:20 AM PST · by rktman · 23 replies ^ | 1/16/2019 | John Stossel
    This government shutdown is now longer than any in history. The media keep using the word “crisis.” “Shutdown sows chaos, confusion and anxiety!” says the Washington Post. “Pain spreads widely.” The New York Times headlined, it’s all “just too much!” But wait. Looking around America, I see people going about their business – families eating in restaurants, employees going to work, children playing in playgrounds, etc. I have to ask: Where’s the crisis? Pundits talk as if government is the most important part of America, but it isn’t. We need some government, limited government. But most of life, the best...
  • Ayn Rand on Morality

    01/15/2019 8:48:31 PM PST · by huckfillary · 30 replies
    Ayn Rand Lexicon ^ | Years Ago | Ayn Rand
    If people did not indulge in such abject evasions as the claim that some contemptible liar “means well”—that a mooching bum “can’t help it”—that a juvenile delinquent “needs love”—that a criminal “doesn’t know any better”—that a power-seeking politician is moved by patriotic concern for “the public good”—that communists are merely “agrarian reformers”—the history of the past few decades, or centuries, would have been much different.
  • Think Progress editor: Conservatives are thrilled a Chicago woman defended herself with a gun

    01/15/2019 12:28:47 PM PST · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 1/15/2019 | john sexton
    Last Tuesday a 25-year-old woman in Chicago was waiting at the bus stop in the early morning when she was approached by a 19-year-old man with a gun. The Chicago Tribune describes what happened next: Video from across the street apparently captured the incident so police know exactly what happened. The intended victim had a concealed carry permit for her gun so she is not in any trouble with authorities. This is a clear case of self-defense.
  • DOJ Report: Guns Carried During Crimes Most Frequently Obtained Off the Street or Underground(?)

    01/15/2019 10:52:03 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies ^ | 1/15/2019 | Emily Ward
    A report published on Jan. 9 by the Department of Justice (DOJ) found that in 2016, criminals who carried firearms while they committed crimes most frequently obtained the guns either off the street or underground, rather than through legal purchases. The Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS) reported that an estimated 287,400 prisoners possessed a gun in 2016 while they committed the crimes for which they were imprisoned. Of these, “more than half (56%) had either stolen it (6%), found it at the scene of the crime (7%), or obtained it off the street or from the underground market (43%). Most...
  • SJWs Outraged White Actress Will Play African Queen Cleopatra (RUH ROH!)

    01/15/2019 10:47:13 AM PST · by rktman · 172 replies ^ | 1/15/2019 | Tyler O'Neil
    On Sunday, Britain's Daily Star reported that Lady Gaga and Angelina Jolie — two white actresses — are competing for the role of Cleopatra, sparking outrage across social media. Social Justice Warriors (SJWs) demanded that the African queen should be played by a woman of color, even though the historical Cleopatra was Greek, not black. "Stop whitewashing Cleopatra!!!" tweeted Kendra James, a writer and editor at "Film the story of literally any other queen on the vast African continent."
  • PHOTOS: From Vatican Walls to Obama’s Fence, 20 Barriers Around the World

    01/15/2019 10:37:26 AM PST · by rktman · 13 replies ^ | 1/14/2019 | John Binder
    As President Trump requests full funding for a border wall along the United States-Mexico border, elected Democrats continue to claim that walls are “immoral” and “racist.” From the walls surrounding Vatican City to Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) iron fence, below, Breitbart News breaks down 20 walls, fences, and barriers from around the world.
  • Lord, Execute Judgment Against the New Pharaohs and Their New Pagan Gods

    01/15/2019 10:32:15 AM PST · by spirited irish · 7 replies
    PJ Media ^ | Jan. 11, 2019 | David P. Goldman
    Jews around the world tomorrow hear Parsha Bo (Exodus 10:1 to 13:16) declaimed in the synagogue, recounting the last of the biblical plagues, the killing of Egypt’s first-born, and our midnight departure from Egypt. It is a solemn moment in our religious calendar. Our rabbis emphasize that God did not simply rescue us from Egyptian bondage, but brought a terrible judgment against their gods. Lord, hear our cry, and bring judgment against the pagan gods who are worshipped today!
  • Democrats Turn Down Deal-Making Lunch with Donald Trump

    01/15/2019 9:55:04 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies ^ | 1/15/2019 | charlie spierling
    President Donald Trump invited members of Congress for lunch on Tuesday, but House Democrats turned down the invitation. White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders criticized Democrats for refusing to work on a deal to end the partial government shutdown and fund border security. “The President looks forward to having a working lunch with House Republicans to solve the border crisis and reopen the government,” Sanders wrote in a statement to reporters. “It’s time for the Democrats to come to the table and make a deal.”
  • Julián Castro throws his sombrero in the ring

    01/15/2019 9:49:58 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 1/15/2019 | Peter Barry Chowka
    Early in the new year, the first of what are expected to be several dozen Democratic presidential wannabes are making preliminary announcements to supporters and the media of their intentions to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. The first Latino politician out of the gate is Julián Castro, who announced his candidacy on Saturday, January 12. Castro is the 44-year-old former mayor of San Antonio who served as the secretary of housing and urban development during the last three years of the Obama administration. He is the grandson of a Mexican woman who "crossed" to the U.S. in 1922. Almost...
  • What the FBI was willing to do to take out Trump with no evidence

    01/15/2019 9:42:19 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 1/15/2019 | Jack Hellner
    For almost three years, bureaucrats from the Obama administration, including those at the FBI and Justice, have tried to take out candidate and then president Trump with no actual evidence. Robert Mueller knew that Michael Flynn didn't violate any laws by talking with a Russian after the election, knew that Comey tried to entrap Flynn, knew that FBI agents didn't think he lied but badgered and sought to destroy and bankrupt Flynn and his family until he caved to plead to perjury. Now we learn from an article in the New York Times that the FBI started a secret investigation...
  • After Gabbard's Anti-LGBT Past Revealed, Here's How She's Responding

    01/15/2019 9:19:20 AM PST · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 1/15/2019 | Leah Barkoukis
    It didn’t take long for progressives to turn on Democratic Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (Hawaii) after she announced Friday that she was throwing her hat in the ring for 2020. Her cardinal sin? Not only did she previously hold anti-gay views—she actively worked against the LGBT community through her father’s organization, The Alliance for Traditional Marriage and Values, in the early 2000s.