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  • 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 · 36 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 · 32 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 · 20 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 PRRooney.com (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.
  • I hope Republicans understand that 2020 will be all recounts

    11/17/2018 10:11:41 AM PST · by MtnClimber · 33 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 17 Nov, 2018 | Silvio Canto, Jr.
    A few days ago, Mrs. Clinton said something rather irresponsible. She told an audience that Stacey Abrams would have already won Georgia race if “she had a fair election.” Did someone mention to Mrs. Clinton that Mr. Kemp is up by 58,000? What evidence does Mrs. Clinton have? Is she suggesting that the entire election system in Georgia is corrupt? What about the Democrats who won? Are those elections unfair too? We are watching three important stories here: First, the Democrats are playing the race card through these recounts. It's no coincidence that the two losing candidates are liberal African...
  • Thousands protest in Norway against restricting abortion

    11/17/2018 8:34:48 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Reuters ^ | November 17, 2018 9:58 AM | Gwladys Fouche, Lefteris Karagiannopoulos
    Thousands of protesters demonstrated in Norwegian cities on Saturday against restricting women’s access to abortion, the subject of talks between the ruling minority coalition and a small party seeking to join the government. In Norway’s capital Oslo, the demonstrators, some pushing children in strollers, marched through the city center carrying banners with slogans such as “My body my right” and “Defend abortion”. “The new law that’s proposed is limiting women’s rights,” said Ine Lund, a 22-year-old criminology student. “I feel it should be up to the woman to choose.” When the Christian Democrats opened talks on teaming up with the...
  • New black officers, court officials rethinking US policing

    11/17/2018 7:50:10 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 17, 2018 | Jay Reeves
    Veteran Alabama law enforcement officer Mark Pettway grew up in a black neighborhood called “Dynamite Hill” because the Ku Klux Klan bombed so many houses there in the 1950s and ’60s. Now, after becoming the first black person elected sheriff in Birmingham — on the same day voters elected the community’s first black district attorney — Pettway sees himself as part of a new wave of officers and court officials tasked with enforcing laws and rebuilding community trust fractured by police shootings, mass incarceration, and uneven enforcement that critics call racist. In a state where conservative politicians typically preach about...
  • SWALWELL WARNS GUN OWNERS: GOVERNMENT COULD NUKE THEM IF THEY DON’T COMPLY WITH POTENTIAL GUN BAN

    11/17/2018 1:11:11 AM PST · by LoicW · 57 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 11/16/18 | Amber Athey
    Democratic California Rep. Eric Swalwell suggested on Friday that the U.S. government could use nuclear weapons on its own citizens if they fight back against firearm confiscation. Right-wing internet personality Joe Biggs tweeted at Swalwell in response to a May report that Swalwell wants to ban “military-style semiautomatic assault weapons” and prosecute gun owners who did not turn in their newly-banned weapons.
  • WATCH: Officer Runs into Fleeing Homicide Suspect with Police Cruiser

    11/17/2018 1:05:47 AM PST · by ZeroToHero · 18 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11/16/18 | AWR Hawkins
    Dash cam video shows a Grand Rapids Police officer taking out a fleeing homicide suspect by running into him with a police cruiser. MLive reports that Adam Nolin allegedly “killed his girlfriend, Tia Randall, 27, at their Wyoming home before he led police on a high-speed chase and shootout that ended on the expressway.” The suspect crashed while navigating a turn during the chase. He then exited his vehicle and allegedly opened fire on police before being run down by an officer:
  • Kirsten Gillibrand: Interstate 81 grid would help revitalize Syracuse

    11/16/2018 11:56:33 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 43 replies
    The Syracuse Post-Standard ^ | October 22, 2018 | Mark Weiner
    U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand on Monday said she will support the construction of a street-level community grid to replace the elevated portion of Interstate 81 in Syracuse.Until now, Gillibrand declined to take a position on the issue, saying it was up to Central New Yorkers to choose the best option for replacing the 1.4-mile viaduct that cuts through the heart of Syracuse.Gillibrand, D-N.Y., said during a visit to Syracuse on Monday that she decided to speak out after discussions with community stakeholders who favor the grid over a tunnel or new elevated highway."Given where the stakeholders are -- and given what...
  • British School Bans Expensive Coats So Poor Students Won't 'Feel Stigmatized'

    11/16/2018 6:23:04 PM PST · by Simon Green · 31 replies
    Reason ^ | 11/16/18 | Joe Setyon
    A U.K. secondary school is banning a variety of designer jackets in an effort to stop "poverty-shaming." Parents of students at Woodchurch High School, an institution in northwestern England, received a letter earlier this month from the school regarding the new policy. "Pupils will not be permitted to bring in Canadian [sic] Goose and Monclair [sic] coats after the Christmas break, the letter reads. "Some have also asked whether Pyrenex coats, which are also in a similar price range (with some also having real fur) will also be prohibited," it adds, before confirming "that these brands will also be prohibited...
  • What does right of free press mean exactly?

    11/16/2018 6:20:07 PM PST · by Jonty30 · 22 replies
    My essential understanding is that every right in the Constitution was for everybody. In the case of the free press, we are the free press. It was not just to a select group of people, who publish articles on the various media. But I need better proof than this from references. Can you help me?
  • Stacey Abrams refuses to concede, although she admits Brian Kemp won; Bonus: Hillary Clinton[tr]

    11/16/2018 5:43:05 PM PST · by kevcol · 22 replies
    Twitchy ^ | November 16, 2018 | Greg P.
    Democrat Stacey Abrams admitted a few minutes ago that she will not be the next governor of Georgia, but she refused to concede to her opponent, Secretary of State Brian Kemp: "I will not concede because the erosion of our democracy is not right." “More than 200 years into Georgia’s democratic experiment, the state failed its voters,” she said
  • Denmark withholds aid to Tanzania over homophobia

    11/16/2018 5:19:58 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    TheLocal.dk ^ | 16 November 2018 10:56 CET+01:00 | Ritzau/The Local
    Persecution of LGBTQ+ people by a Tanzanian governor appears to have resulted in Denmark withdrawing millions of kroner in aid to the developing country. Minister for International Development Ulla Tørnæs said in parliament this week that the government will withhold 65 million kroner which was scheduled to be paid to the east African country this year. “I am very concerned over the negative developments in Tanzania, most recently with the completely unacceptable homophobic statements from a commissioner,” Tørnæs, who did not name the official in question, said. “Respect for human rights is one of the most important priorities in Denmark’s...
  • Judge tosses Mia Love lawsuit to halt vote count

    11/16/2018 1:49:20 PM PST · by SMGFan · 19 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 16, 2018
    A judge on Friday dismissed GOP Rep. Mia Love's (Utah) lawsuit seeking to halt the vote count in Salt Lake County as the congresswoman continues to trail her Democratic opponent in the race for Utah's 4th Congressional District, The Salt Lake Tribune reported. Love, who is currently behind Salt Lake County Mayor Ben McAdams, filed a lawsuit earlier this week, calling for the ballot-counting process to be stopped. Love, in her lawsuit, sought the right for her campaign to examine the validity of certain votes in the Utah county. Third District Judge James D. Gardner dismissed Love’s suit Friday, stating...
  • Boy, 5, gets new Mercedes for doing 4,105 press-ups non-stop

    11/16/2018 1:32:19 PM PST · by SMGFan · 23 replies
    Metro UK ^ | November 16, 2018
    A five-year-old boy has been gifted a new white Mercedes after he did 4,105 non-stop press-ups. Ramzan Kadyrov, a close lieutenant to Vladimir Putin, gave Rakhim Kurayev the keys to the luxury car as a reward for the boy’s 2 hours 25 minutes achievement. Dubbed the ‘Chechen Schwarzenegger’ the boy, still in kindergarten, is due to repeat the exercise in a world record attempt.
  • Students say they don't know what 'trivial' means in exam question fiasco

    11/16/2018 10:52:42 AM PST · by Simon Green · 62 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 11/15/18 | Ealanor Ainge Roy
    New Zealand high school students have demanded examiners ignore that they don’t know what the word “trivial” means, after it appeared in a final-year exam and left many confused. Some students who took the year 13 history exam claimed the “unfamiliar word” was too hard, and the exam should now be marked according to each student’s different understanding and interpretation of “trivial”. The exam asked for students to write an essay on whether they agreed with a quote from Julius Caesar which reads: “Events of importance are the result of trivial causes”. An online petition claims the word trivial “caused...
  • Super Bowl 39 - This video was shot 13 + years ago.

    11/16/2018 10:02:58 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 14 replies
    youtube ^ | 2/6/2005 | espn
    http://wallythekat.tripod.com/A_Pages/AA-Videos-YOU-Tube/NFL.html