Hillary, the more you know.....There are things you can't unknow. Donald Trump will have to disclose his net worth and earnings from Trump University, judge rulesGood. This may be the most interesting story ofthis political season. A mind is a terrible thing to lose.
Confederate Flag Flop: Public Opinion Remains Unchanged From Where It Was 15 Years AgoThe public recognizes dog food narrative andjust won't eat it.
One cowardly man's legacy may be another's death warrant.
Judge Andrew P. Napolitano has caught a whiff ofsmoke from Hillary's guns.
Bernie Sanders’s RevolutionaryRoots Were Nurtured in ’60s Vermont New York Times, by Sarah Lyall toledo- 7/3/2015 9:22:35 AM BURLINGTON, Vt. — When he came to Vermont in the late 1960s to help plan the upending of the old social order, the future presidential candidate Bernie Sanders brought with him the belief that the United States was starkly divided into two groups: the establishment and the revolutionaries. He was a revolutionary. “The Revolution Is Life Versus Death,” in fact, was the title of an article he wrote for The Vermont Freeman, an alternative, authority-challenging newspaper published for a few years back then. The piece began with an apocalyptically alarmist account of the unbearable horror of having an office job in The White Privilege Lie American Thinker, by Eugene Slaven magnante- 7/3/2015 8:41:11 AM Of all the invectives launched against the United States by the resurgent American Left, the charge that in America, White Privilege reigns supreme is the most insidious and culturally ruinous. Its intent is unambiguous: leftists perpetuate the White Privilege lie to smear America and its institutions as inherently racist, and therefore unworthy of adulation and in need of fundamental socioeconomic transformation. (snip) If the White Privilege lie is not forcefully rebutted, Americans, particularly the youngest and most impressionable of us, will be indoctrinated by teachers, celebrities, and various popular cultural outlets into believing that African Americans and other people of color Scott Brown’s NewestCampaign: Shady Diet Pills Daily Beast, by Olivia Nuzzi toledo- 7/3/2015 8:15:18 AM Last night, shirtless pictures of former Senator Scott Brown appeared in my inbox. He sent them. In one, he stood sunburned on the beach, his belly protruding over his khaki shorts and his arm around his sarong-wrapped wife, Gail. In another, he stared down at ripped, tanned abs, dressed in nothing but American flag-printed swim trunks and sneakers. “Olivia ... Thanks for emailing me about your interest in Advocare,” the message began. Founded in 1993 by Charles E. Ragus, an insurance salesman who had worked for Herbalife, a nutrition company which may or may not be a Ponzi scheme, AdvoCare is a “wellness” brand
Confederate Flag Flop: Public Opinion RemainsUnchanged From Where It Was 15 Years Ago PJMedia, by Debra Heine toledo- 7/3/2015 8:11:18 AM The latest polling shows that most Americans still view the Confederate flag as a symbol of Southern pride as opposed to racism — an opinion that has not significantly changed in 15 years. After the last couple of weeks of anti-Confederate hysteria, you don’t have to be a fan of the rebel battle flag to appreciate that the public is basically shrugging their shoulders. Via CNN: American public opinion on the Confederate flag remains about where it was 15 years ago, with most describing the flag as a symbol of Southern pride more than one of racism, according to a The case for finally building amemorial to James Madison Yahoo News, by Michael Signer - 7/3/2015 8:04:43 AM This July 4, let’s reflect on why we have memorials in the first place. Memorials are, as ever, a hot topic. The $10 bill is about to be redesigned to include not only Alexander Hamilton but also an (as yet undecided) American female leader. Meanwhile, the Eisenhower family is trying to kill the Frank Gehry-designed Eisenhower Memorial, which includes confusing, abstract allusions to the trees — yes, trees — of Eisenhower’s youth. [snip] These battles, of course, are not only about how we remember Eisenhower or Hamilton. They are about how America remembers, and defines, itself. With that in mind, Obama´s Bounce Is Already Gone,And We Are All Racist: Poll Investor´s Business Daily, by John Merline RockyTCB- 7/3/2015 7:46:43 AM Whatever uptick in approval President Obama got in the immediate aftermath of the recent Supreme Court rulings has faded quickly, a new IBD/TIPP Poll finds. The poll, taken from June 26 to July 1, found Obama´s favorability rating unchanged from last month at 45%. His overall approval rating is up just one percentage point, from 46% to 47%, while his handling of the economy dropped a point to 38%. These findings contrast with a CNN poll that was taken last weekend and generated widespread coverage. It showed Obama´s approval rating jumped to 50% in the wake of the court´s decisions to uphold ObamaCare As Puerto Rico´s economy falters,Democrats benefit American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson magnante- 7/3/2015 7:40:07 AM With Puerto Rico in a sustained economic decline and its government in arrears on debt, the exodus of its residents to the mainland is having a powerful benefit for the Democrats. Alan Yuhas of the UK Guardian writes: Facing a crisis of monumental proportions at home, tens of thousands of people are fleeing a Caribbean island in search of a better life in the United States (snip) Richard Baehr notes that the arrival of most of them in Florida will have an impact on the states congressional delegation, as well as its presidential vote. Florida is one of the states that now
Why is Donald Trump polling so well? National Journal, by Lauren Fox Flyright- 7/3/2015 7:29:59 AM Macy´s is ditching him, NBC has let him go, and Univision refuses to broadcast his famed beauty pageant. But American voters are still entertaining the idea of President Donald Trump.In a Republican presidential field rich with esteemed governors and senators, tough-talking businessman Trump has managed to rise in the polls to be a top-tier candidate even after he elicited controversy for his statements about Mexican immigrants during his campaign announcement. A CNN/ORC poll released Wednesday showed Trump had 12 percent of the vote among Republicans and Republican-leaners, second only to former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, who earned 19 percent. A Quinnipiac The Fax of Life Washington Free Beacon, by Matthew Continetti Flyright- 7/3/2015 7:20:29 AM So she doesn’t know how to use a fax machine. Big whoop. If there is a “smoking gun” in the 3,000 pages of Hillary Clinton emails released by the State Department this week, it’s not in her technological ineptitude, or her calling her hairdresser “Santa,” or her continuing to encourage Sid Blumenthal to offer bad advice, or her fetish for ice tea, or her bizarre demand that John Podesta wear socks to bed. The most revealing dispatch, the one dripping with unintended irony and status detail and sanctimony dressed as social conscience, is the email Lynn Forester de Rothschild, centimillionaire, NYPD adds only 82 new blackcops despite diversity push New York Post, by Aaron Feis and Bob Fredericks holding my nose again- 7/3/2015 6:18:21 AM This will ruin Mayor de Blasio’s vacation. Just 82 black officers graduated from the Police Academy on Friday — a paltry 9.9 percent of the class of 822 rookies. The number fell well short of Hizzoner’s recent ultimatum that the NYPD racial breakdown match the overall racial makeup of the city, which is 23 percent African-American. The number is also lower than the 10.8 percent of blacks who graduated in the other two academy classes that started on Commissioner Bill Bratton’s watch, in July 2014 and last January. And it doesn’t come close to matching the 16 percent of cops currently on the Sign inside Baltimore policevan under investigation WBALTV [Baltimore, MD], by Kate Amara holding my nose again- 7/3/2015 6:12:09 AM The Baltimore City Police Department has launched an internal investigation after a WBAL-TV 11 News viewer shared four photographs of a sign inside a city police wagon.The photos show the doors of the parked police van left open. On the inside of the back door is a sign, attached or possibly stenciled on, that reads: "Enjoy your ride, cuz we sure will!" The pictures were taken Tuesday near the Central District Police Station on Baltimore Street. The sign´s placement makes it clear that this is a message for people who are arrested to see after they´re put in the back of the
Harper Lee’s ‘Go Set a Watchman’ MayHave Been Found Earlier Than Thought New York Times, by Serge F. Kovaleski & Alexandra Alter Original Article Posted By: MissMolly- 7/3/2015 5:13:22 AM Post Reply On the eve of the most anticipated publishing event in years — the release of Harper Lee’s novel “Go Set a Watchman” — there is yet another strange twist to the tale of how the book made its way to publication, a development that further clouds the story of serendipitous discovery that generated both excitement and skepticism in February. As HarperCollins, the publisher, and Ms. Lee’s lawyer, Tonja B. Carter, have told it, Ms. Carter set out to review an old typescript of “To Kill a Mockingbird” in August and happened upon an entirely different novel — one with the same Fort Sumter nixes all Confederateflags, makes decision sans historian Washington Examiner [DC], by Barbara Boland Original Article Posted By: StormCnter- 7/3/2015 5:06:08 AM Post Reply The flags of the Confederacy that flew high over Fort Sumter, the site where the first shots of the Civil War were fired, have been taken down from the historic site. The decision to remove the flags came from a directive by National Park Service Director Jonathan Jarvis in Washington, D.C. which reads: "Confederate flags shall not be flown in units of the National Park system and related sites with the exception of specific circumstances where the flags provide historic context. ... All superintendents and program managers should evaluate how Confederate flags are used ... and remove the flags where appropriate."
Bernie Sanders Is No Eugene McCarthy Bloomberg View, by Jonathan Bernstein StormCnter- 7/3/2015 5:02:00 AM Can we please stop predicting that Bernie Sanders is going to be the Eugene McCarthy of 2016? The chain of events supposedly goes like this: The early support the Vermont senator is generating will grow into something bigger, and that in turn will encourage new candidates to enter the Democratic contest and just possibly cause Hillary Clinton to drop out. I´ve seen this claim bandied about several times, including in Ed Kilgore´s mention today. Recall that in 1968, McCarthy, a protest candidate, challenged incumbent President Lyndon Johnson in the New Hampshire primary. McCarthy didn´t win, but he did surprisingly well. Robert Kennedy Hillary: The More You Know . . . National Review Online, by Staff StormCnter- 7/3/2015 4:59:19 AM E-mails from Hillary Clinton’s private server are slowly being released in batches — and each one reveals a little more about the woman we thought we knew so well. The revelations aren’t surprising, but they are a problem for Clinton, who is seeing her poll numbers drop and isn’t getting the coronation many had expected. National Review shed light yesterday on the relationship Clinton had with partisan hack Sidney Blumenthal while she was secretary of state. E-mails revealed that Blumenthal, who was forbidden employment by the Obama White House, essentially functioned as a State Department employee, advising Clinton about Libya Which 2016 GOP candidate has the best hair? Washington Post, by Ed Rogers MissMolly- 7/3/2015 4:53:51 AM As Americans get ready to celebrate the Fourth of July, there is a lot to think about. The prospect of nuclear war is growing, federal authorities have issued a warning about the possibility of a terror attack, the Islamic State is on the march and everyone is waiting for the outcome of the referendum on economic matters in Greece. And, with the GOP field of presidential candidates filling out, it seems to be as good a time as any to pause and reflect on what everybody is really thinking about. To wit: Which 2016 Republican candidate has the best hair?
Donald Trump will have to disclosehis net worth and earnings fromTrump University, judge rules New York Daily News, by Dareh Gregorian MissMolly- 7/3/2015 4:48:35 AM Donald Trump has to put his mouth where his money is. The Republican presidential candidate will have to answer questions under oath about his net worth - and about how much money he raked in from his now-defunct Trump University, a California federal court judge ruled this week. Lawyers for The Donald had contended he didn´t have to answer questions in a civil racketeering lawsuit about how much money he made from the "school" because he´d already acknowledged under oath that he had "significant involvement with both the operations and overall business strategy of Trump University." America Was American Spectator, by Daniel J. Flynn StormCnter- 7/3/2015 4:41:47 AM “Where the sole employer is the state, opposition means death by slow starvation,” Leon Trotsky, whose death came slowly by way of a quick icepick, famously observed. Nonconformity appears as the capital offense when the market serves as the main employer. If you’ve ever carried the Confederate flag at the local battle reenactment, vocalized doubts of whether those Spanish-speaking men milling outside the 7/Eleven represent the best Mexico offers, or, like a sucker, donated a small amount of money to a ballot affirmation of traditional marriage predictably destined for a squashing under the gavel of a man in a black dress, The squeeze of regulatory kudzu Washington Times, by Wayne A. Abernathy StormCnter- 7/3/2015 4:38:54 AM It is called the vine that ate the South. Kudzu was first introduced at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia as an ornamental plant for home gardens. It pretty much stayed that way for half a century, until the federal government got involved. The Roosevelt administration decided that kudzu would be helpful against soil erosion and made it a mission of the Soil Erosion Service to plant kudzu all across the South. Now kudzu covers 12,000 square miles. Kudzu is estimated to smother another 150,000 acres each year. As with kudzu, the idea of the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection seemed The Greek welfare-state road to ruin New York Post, by Editorial StormCnter- 7/3/2015 4:28:59 AM Greek voters are headed to the polls Sunday for a national referendum on whether to endorse an economic deal that’s no longer on the table. Welcome to the bizarre world of the Greek economy and the perils of an out-of-control welfare state. The socialist government of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is pushing voters to say “no” — though that would cut Athens off from European Union funding and credit and plunge the economy into deeper chaos. How did Greece get to this? Simple: Since the return of democracy in 1974, its government has spent vastly more than it took in, with bloated public
Barack Obama jabs atGOP’s ‘Hunger Games’ Pluperfect- 7/3/2015 4:20:58 AM May the odds be ever in your favor, Republicans? President Barack Obama had a little fun on Thursday talking about the GOP presidential contenders, comparing the seemingly ever-growing field to a certain book and movie series. “They’re going to be making a whole bunch of stuff up, and when I say a lot of stuff, I mean a lot of stuff,” Obama told a crowd at the University of Wisconsin at LaCrosse, where he was delivering remarks. “You know, we’ve got some healthy competition in the Democratic Party, but I’ve lost count on how many Republicans are running for this Emails Reveal CDC Officials Slamming ‘Marxist’Obama During Illegal Immigrant Influx PJ Media, by Debra Heine StormCnter- 7/3/2015 4:16:12 AM Emails recently obtained by Judicial Watch reveal disgusted CDC officials griping about the president of the United States, describing him as ”the worst pres we have ever had,” an “amateur” and a “Marxist.” The two officials traded the emails on June 9, 2014, when the Texas border was being overwhelmed with a massive influx of illegal immigrant minors. Another email dated June 18, 2014, shows a CDC intelligence analyst describing the situation as a “Leave No Child on the other Side of the Border Policy,” referring to the Bush-era education law known as “No Child Left Behind.”(Snip for graphic) JW got 3 reasons the AmericanRevolution was a mistake Vox, by Dylan Matthews StormCnter- 7/3/2015 4:12:36 AM This July 4th, I´m celebrating by taking a plane from the US to the United Kingdom. The timing wasn´t intentional, but I embrace the symbolism. American independence in 1776 was a monumental mistake. We should be mourning the fact that we left the United Kingdom, not cheering it. Of course, evaluating the wisdom of the American Revolution means dealing with counterfactuals. As any historian would tell you, this is messy business. We obviously can´t be entirely sure how America would have fared if it had stayed in the British Empire longer, perhaps gaining independence a century or so later, along "Strange" spike in sharkattacks puzzles experts CBS News, by Vicente Arenas Pluperfect- 7/3/2015 4:06:34 AM MIAMI -- Andrew Costello was attacked by a shark Wednesday in North Carolina, becoming the eleventh person to be bitten by a shark since mid-May. Costello, 67, suffered wounds to his rib cage, lower leg and hip. He was waist deep about 30 feet offshore near Ocracoke Island when the 6 to 7 foot shark pulled him under. Costello, the former editor of the Boston Herald, was airlifted to an area hospital, where he is listed as being in good condition. The recent spate of shark attacks has left many beachgoers nervous. Dr. Samuel Gruber, the director of the Bimini SharkLab research
U.S. Kentucky Clerk Sued for NotIssuing Gay-Marriage Licenses Associated Press, by Claire Galofaro Pluperfect- 7/3/2015 4:00:00 AM Four Kentucky couples are suing a clerk who is refusing to issue gay-marriage licenses — or any marriage licenses at all — following the U.S. Supreme Court decision that same-sex couples have a legal right to marry. The American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky filed a federal lawsuit against Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis on Thursday afternoon on behalf of two homosexual and two heterosexual couples, all of whom were turned away when they tried to get marriage licenses from Davis´ office this week. Davis has said that her Christian beliefs prevented her from complying with the Supreme Court decision, Obama´s counterterrorismpolicy facing mounting criticism Associated Press, by Ken Delanian Pluperfect- 7/3/2015 3:56:19 AM WASHINGTON — At the CIA´s Counterterrorism Center, it was a cause for celebration: Meticulous intelligence analysis backed by Hellfire missiles had paid off, once again. The CIA launched a drone strike last month on a Yemeni beach at three men it determined were al-Qaida militants. One of them turned out to be Nasser al-Wahishi, about as important a figure as agency man-hunters could hope to eliminate. He had been both al-Qaida´s second in command and the leader of the group´s dangerous Yemeni affiliate. American officials touted the death as a big victory. But did the demise of another senior extremist, the latest Thousands truckin´ to Chicagofor final Grateful Dead shows Associated Press, by Don Babwin Pluperfect- 7/3/2015 3:53:56 AM CHICAGO — The Grateful Dead is closing the lid on its storied half-century of concerts this weekend in Chicago, where a museum has captured the band´s prankster heart by displaying its artifacts, skeletons-and-roses iconography included, in the shadow of a world-famous dinosaur. Soldier Field, which was the last place legendary guitarist Jerry Garcia played with the band before his death in 1995, is hosting the final three shows of the short "Fare Thee Well" tour in what the remaining core members — rhythm guitarist Bob Weir, bassist Phil Lesh and percussionists Mickey Hart and Bill Kreutzmann — say will be the Scott Walker’s Hard Right Turnin Iowa May Hurt Him Elsewhere New York Times, by Maggie Haberman & Jonathan Martin - 7/3/2015 2:18:54 AM Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin spent months persuading influential Republicans that he alone had the impressive conservative achievements and mainstream American appeal needed to not only win the party’s nomination but also recapture the White House. Breakout performances on the stump in Iowa early this year vaulted Mr. Walker, who is expected to officially enter the presidential race this month, into the lead in polls in the state with the nation’s first nominating contest, and cemented him among the top three Republican contenders in most national surveys. But the expectations created by that early prominence, as well as a growing threat from
Resolution to replace Junipero Serrastatue in U.S. Capitol put on hold Los Angeles Times, by Kurt Chirbas - 7/3/2015 2:09:12 AM A measure calling for the statue of Father Junipero Serra in the U.S. Capitol to be replaced with one of NASA astronaut Sally Ride, the first American woman in space, was shelved in the Legislature on Thursday. The measure has been controversial since it was introduced in January. Roman Catholics in particular have criticized the proposal to remove the likeness of Serra, an 18th century Franciscan friar who created the California mission system and whose legacy has been controversial. Pope Francis has praised Serra as a U.S. “founding father” and plans to canonize him on a visit to the U.S. Bubba Watson will paint overConfederate flag on his General Lee Los Angeles Times, by Ryan Parker Ribicon- 7/3/2015 2:01:38 AM Golfer Bubba Watson’s General Lee — the original 1969 Dodge Charger used in the TV series “The Dukes of Hazzard” — will be getting a paint job to remove its iconic but very controversial image. Watson tweeted Thursday that the Confederate flag will be removed from the top of the car. The two-time Masters champion and outspoken Christian — also a huge fan of the TV series — brought the car at auction in 2012 and told Golf Digest in April 2013 that he paid $10,000 more to fix the problems it had from doing stunts in the show. “It had done a Rick Perry makespitch to black voters The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Jesse Byrnes - 7/3/2015 1:59:52 AM Presidential hopeful Rick Perry on Thursday urged the Republican Party to do more to court black voters in the 2016 elections. "When we gave up on trying to win the support of African-Americans, we lost our moral legitimacy as the party of Lincoln, as the party of equal opportunity for all," the former Texas governor said. "I´m here to tell you that it´s Republicans, not Democrats, who are truly offering black Americans the hope for a better life for themselves and their children," he added. Citing improved educational and economic opportunities during his tenure in Texas, Perry said he would boost the economy ´Dad, help me, help me!´Woman is ´randomly shot todeath at popular San Franciscopier in broad daylight infront of her father´ Daily Mail [U.K.], by Associated Press and Alexandra Klausner PageTurner- 7/3/2015 1:51:52 AM A young woman was shot to death, apparently at random, while walking with her father and a friend along a popular pedestrian pier on the San Francisco waterfront. The woman was shot in the chest on Wednesday evening at Pier 14 and died at a hospital. Police did not release her name, but she was identified as Kathryn ´Kate´ Steinle, 32, by the San Francisco Chronicle. Her mother, 69-year-old Liz Sullivan, told the newspaper, ´She just kept saying, "Dad, help me, help me."´ Her father immediately began CPR before paramedics rushed the woman to the hospital. ´She fought for her life,´ Sullivan said. Sullivan said Artist Defends Using Iconic PatrioticImage to Make Gay Rights Statement NewsBusters, by Kristine Marsh - 7/3/2015 1:47:54 AM An image many call provocative, if not offensive, has caused an uproar on social media platforms since last week. The photo, taken by gay artist Ed Freeman of young men holding up a rainbow flag, replicates the iconic picture of Marines and a Navy Corpsman raising the American flag at Iwo Jima in 1945. The Washington Post decided to highlight the controversy July 1 and let the artist defend himself. Freeman told the Post that the image originally for a cover of the gay magazine, Frontiers, was taken over ten years ago. After the Supreme Court ruling last week, someone shared
Condoleezza Rice and JennyOaks Baker release a patriotic-themed ´Amazing Grace´ Deseret (Utah) News, by Whitney Butters Wilde - 7/3/2015 1:44:03 AM Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and violinist Jenny Oaks Baker have released a patriotic-themed music video of “Amazing Grace” just in time for the Fourth of July. “It’s one of my favorite pieces to perform,” Baker, who is a Grammy-nominated, Billboard No. 1 concert violinist and recording artist, said in an interview with the Deseret News. “I’m grateful to be able to kind of connect it with the love I have for this country and the gratitude I have for those who serve.” Rice, known predominately for her role in politics and her work with President George W. Bush’s Peak Vox: The American Revolutionwas a mistake, you know Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey - 7/3/2015 1:43:10 AM Generally, I’m not one to hammer on outlets as a whole, although some — Salon comes to mind — seem to use trolling people with ridiculous premises as their entire marketing strategy. Vox has its moments like this, although they also recently hired the estimable Jon Allen as a political editor to shore up their credibility. However, it’s essays like today’s “3 Reasons the American Revolution was a Mistake” two days before Independence Day that provide most of Vox’s reputation for intellectual heft. Well, it’s those and that West Bank to Gaza Bridge that inspired Sonny Bunch to offer “The Bosnia: The cradle ofmodern jihadism? BBC News (U.K.), by Mark Urban - 7/3/2015 1:35:27 AM Back in the 1990s something happened in central Bosnia-Herzegovina that inspired people to this day and helps explain why that country now has more men fighting in Syria and Iraq (over 300), as a proportion of its population, than most in Europe. The formation of a "Mujahideen Battalion" in 1992, composed mainly of Arab volunteers in central Bosnia, was a landmark. Today the dynamic of jihad has been reversed and it is Bosnians who are travelling to Arab lands. "There is a war between the West and Islam," says Aimen Dean, who, as a young Saudi Arabian volunteer, travelled to fight in Hillary Clinton: How much longercan she hide the truth? Fox News, by Judge Andrew P. Napolitano - 7/3/2015 1:18:37 AM In the course of my work at Fox News, I am often asked by colleagues to review and explain documents and statutes. Recently, in conjunction with my colleagues Catherine Herridge, our chief intelligence correspondent, and Pamela Browne, our senior executive producer, I read the transcripts of an interview Browne did with a man named Marc Turi, and Herridge asked me to review emails to and from State Department and congressional officials during the years when Hillary Clinton was the secretary of state. What I saw has persuaded me beyond a reasonable doubt and to a moral certainty that Clinton provided
Friday, July 03, 2015
Obama: I´m Reagan and Hillary can be Bush 41No, 0bama. You are The Joker and Hillary isThe Penguin. On July 4, celebrate freedom for all, not just peoplelike youISIS has threatened to bring fireworks to our celebrations.How free are we now? Obama´s Many Capitulations To IranOne cowardly man's Legacy may be another's Death Warrant. Final order: Sweet Cakes bakery must pay $135,000to lesbian coupleWe must stop this modern day Inquisition before itdestroys our Nation.
Can You Feel theEconomy Sizzling? Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh Desert Fox- 7/3/2015 12:44:44 AM RUSH: They´re lying to us again big-time on the unemployment, 5.3% unemployment? (laughing) Yes. These guys are really good. They just keep piling it on, 5.3% unemployment rate, folks. Hey, can you just feel it cooking? Can you feel it sizzling out there? This country is growing by leaps and bounds. My God, if you wanted to find a job, your choices, do you get one for 200 grand or 300 grand. That´s how much opportunity there is out there. That´s the choice you´ve got. And if you´re not aware of that, you somehow have your head in a hole. BREAK Illegal Aliens Disrupt Ann CoulterBook Signing, Author Fires Back Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Daniel Nussbaum Desert Fox- 7/3/2015 12:43:19 AM COSTA MESA, CA – Political commentator and author Ann Coulter was signing copies of her new book Adios America: The Left’s Plan to Turn our Country into a Third World Hellhole at a Barnes and Noble Tuesday night when the calm was shattered by protesters inside the store. As dozens of fans waited their turn to have a book signed, several people rose from the tables in the adjacent Starbucks and began bellowing slogans: “Undocumented, unafraid!” they yelled. “Ain’t no power like the power of the people ’cause the power of the people don’t stop!” The protesters inside the store, unfurled a large Obama administration scalesback deportations in policy shift Washington Post, by Jerry Markon Desert Fox- 7/3/2015 12:40:00 AM The Obama administration has begun a profound shift in its enforcement of the nation’s immigration laws, aiming to hasten the integration of long-term illegal immigrants into society rather than targeting them for deportation, according to documents and federal officials. In recent months, the Department of Homeland Security has taken steps to ensure that the majority of the United States’ 11.3 million undocumented immigrants can stay in this country, with agents narrowing enforcement efforts to three groups of illegal migrants: convicted criminals, terrorism threats or those who recently crossed the border. While public attention has been focused on the court fight over President
Scott Walker privately reassures ally: “I’mnot going nativist; I’m still pro-immigration” Hot Air, by AllahPundit Desert Fox- 7/3/2015 12:38:35 AM Is this news? Nothing he told Stephen Moore in this account is strictly inconsistent with what he said a few months ago about reducing legal immigration as president. Walker was careful at the time to say that was something he wanted to look at, to see if current legal immigration levels are depressing wages and should be adjusted accordingly. He didn’t commit to anything, although he got plenty of excited buzz among the conservative voters he’s wooing for daring to raise the possibility. Even if he had committed to new limits, anything short of a total moratorium could, I suppose, Pulling Down The SlaverFlags Of Islam And Africa Frontpage Magazine, by Daniel Greenfield Desert Fox- 7/3/2015 12:37:09 AM The return of the Confederacy was averted in the summer of 2015 when major retailers frantically scoured through their vast offerings to purge any images of a car from the Dukes of Hazzard. If not for their quick thinking, armies of men in gray might have come marching down the streets of New York and San Francisco to stop off for an Iced Mocha Frappucino ™ at a local Starbucks before restoring slavery. History will little note nor long remember the tired wage slaves making $7.25 an hour while checking Amazon and eBay databases for tin models of an orange car ´Wow, pulled back wrong throttle´:captain of crashed TransAsia plane Reuters, by Faith Hung & Siva Govindasamy - 7/3/2015 12:32:03 AM TAIPEI/SINGAPORE -- The pilot flying a TransAsia Airways ATR mistakenly switched off the plane´s only working engine seconds before it crashed in February, killing 43 people, Taiwan´s Aviation Safety Council (ASC) said in its latest report on Thursday. The ASC´s report also showed that Captain Liao Jian-zong had failed simulator training in May 2014, in part because he had insufficient knowledge of how to deal with an engine flame-out on take-off. "Wow, pulled back the wrong side throttle," Liao, 41, was heard to say on voice recordings seconds before the crash. There appeared to be confusion in the cockpit as the two 10 moments of over-the-topflattery in Hillary´s inbox Politico, by Nick Gass Lalo- 7/3/2015 12:32:02 AM Hillary Clinton was working through a rough patch in 2009. The emotional bruises were still fresh from her punishing White House run, in which she botched her chance at making history as the first female president. She was feeling frozen out, at times, by her rival Barack Obama, who was now her boss. And she broke her elbow. But whenever she needed an ego boost, she knew where to turn: her inbox. A new trove of some 3,000 emails released earlier this week by the State Department reveal the extraordinary reverence and loyalty with which Clinton’s closest
Black man admits toposting threatening signsoutside black Colorado church Washington Times, by Jessica Chasmar Dreadnought- 7/3/2015 12:26:35 AM A black man was arrested and charged Tuesday after posting dozens of racial and threatening signs in downtown Colorado Springs, including outside a predominantly black church. Vincent Broughton, 44, admitted to posting the signs in an interview with a local ABC affiliate. Police charged him with a bias motivated crime, disorderly conduct, harassment and littering. “I did it. Probably about 100 or so, I’d come downtown everyday and put up the posters,” Mr. Broughton told ABC. The signs were first posted outside the New Covenant Church of God in Christ near downtown Colorado Springs. Many referenced the KKK. “Black men Obama defends his recordand struts a little in Wisconsin Washington Post, by Greg Jaffe Dreadnought- 7/3/2015 12:22:58 AM LA CROSSE, Wis. — President Obama delivered a confident, even cocky, speech here Thursday that defended his record, stressed progressive ideals and poked fun at Republicans. It was the kind of speech he might have given if he were campaigning again for president. Obama outlined an agenda that focused on increasing the minimum wage, expanding Medicaid to the poor, changing labor rules so that more workers qualify for overtime, and spending more on education, infrastructure and job training. He emphasized the need to invest more in clean energy. The president offered little to Republicans, whom he prodded and sometimes mocked, The surging truth-tellers of the GOP Washington Times, by Wesley Pruden Lalo- 7/3/2015 12:09:42 AM Donald Trump is surging in New Hampshire, and Chris Christie’s back on the hunt, sounding like a born-again contender. They’re both long shots — the Donald is off the board — but they’re making the kind of noise the wiseheads say they can’t make. Bernie Sanders is the October surprise for Hillary, drawing the crowds of autumn a year early, and all the Queen of Avarice is collecting now is the stuff you get on your shoes on a stroll through the barnyard. It’s not a race, not yet, and the Gestapo, some of them decked out in the Nazi Pictured: The dying embrace ofhusband and wife who were marriedfor 75 years and died just hoursapart as they held hands in bed Daily Mail (UK), by Staff - 7/2/2015 11:54:04 PM A poignant photo has emerged which shows an elderly couple who were married for 75 years fulfilling their final wishes to die together. Jeanette Toczko, 96, and her 95-year-old husband, Alexander Toczko, from San Diego, California, died just hours apart as they held hands in bed. The pair spent their lives in love after becoming boyfriend and girlfriend when they were only eight years old. But several weeks ago, Mr Toczko suffered a broken hip in a fall and was left bed-bound. A local hospice delivered a special bed to his home, which staff pushed up next to his beloved
Scott Walker to announceWhite House run on July 13 Politico, by Nick Gass - 7/2/2015 11:24:53 PM Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will officially announce his bid for the White House on July 13 in the Milwaukee suburb of Waukesha. Walker, whose announcement has long been expected, will also file his paperwork with the Federal Election Commission this morning, two aides told POLITICO’s Mike Allen in Thursday’s Playbook. “After hearing from countless Americans during the Testing the Waters phase, Governor Walker this morning will file his papers of candidacy with the FEC. Governor Walker will announce his intentions in Waukesha on the afternoon of Monday, July 13th,” they said. Final order: SweetCakes bakery must pay$135,000 to lesbian couple Associated Press, by Steven DuBois* Dreadnought- 7/2/2015 11:05:04 PM PORTLAND, Ore. — The owners of a Gresham bakery must pay $135,000 to a lesbian couple who were refused service more than two years ago, the Bureau of Labor and Industries ruled Thursday. In January, a judge ruled that Sweet Cakes by Melissa unlawfully discriminated against a same-sex couple by refusing to bake a cake for their wedding. The final order awards a combined $135,000 for emotional damages to the victims, Rachel Bowman-Cryer and her wife, Laurel. “This case is not about a wedding cake or a marriage. It is about a business’s refusal to serve someone because of their Watch: Low Information MillennialsThink Hillary Clinton’s MansionsBelong to GOP Candidates Breitbart Big Government, by Austin Ruse - 7/2/2015 10:53:19 PM It appears the low information youth vote has no idea how fabulously wealthy Hillary Clinton is. (Video) The Leadership Institute’s Campus Reform sent a film crew into the streets around the White House with pictures of four mega-properties where Hillary Clinton has lived. He asked various millennials which of the candidates for president they thought had lived in each property. First up was the $5.7 million “embassy estate.” Rubio got one vote, Dr. Ben Carson another. Second was the $1.7 million “country-side cottage.” Jeb Bush won that one. Third was the $11 million “Hampton’s hideaway.” It was Rubio and Carson Hillary’s ‘Smile and Wave’Campaign Isn’t Working Breitbart Big Government, by John Sexton - 7/2/2015 10:49:28 PM There’s a scene in the first Madagascar movie–the animated film–where a group of penguins are staging a breakout from the zoo. In order to cover their covert activity from the prying eyes of human visitors, the lead penguin advises his comrades, “Just smile and wave boys, smile and wave.” That’s a pretty good analogy for Hillary Clinton’s campaign for President thus far. She may have an army of highly-paid staffers working with all the diligence of military-minded penguins, but Hillary herself is mostly just smiling and waving for the cameras. In fact, her checking out from real campaigning is measurable.
Professor Blames WhitesFor Her Menstrual Problems Daily Caller, by Blake Neff - 7/2/2015 10:03:10 PM Zandria Robinson, the recently-departed University of Memphis professor who described “whiteness” as synonymous with “terror,” had even more old tweets resurface Thursday, in which she blames whites for every lethal riot in U.S. history, blasts Dick and Jane stories for being “heteropatriarchal,” and even attributes her menstrual disorder to white “microaggressions.” Robinson’s blistering anti-white statements first drew widespread attention thanks to reporting by the website Campus Reform. On Tuesday, Memphis distanced itself from Robinson, saying she was no long employed there and deleting her Jeffrey Neely, the GSA “hot tub”exec to spend three months in prison Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw - 7/2/2015 9:49:22 PM This seems to be the week for old government corruption to be cleaned up. First we heard about Leland Yee packing his bags for the crowbar motel and now we see that Jeffrey Neely will be doing three months (?) in prison. This is a name that you’re probably familiar with if you’ve been following government waste, fraud and abuse stories for the past few years. (From the WaPo) Jeffrey Neely, the senior executive whose appearance in a video drinking wine in a hot tub at a Las Vegas hotel became the public face of a conference where hundreds of Huh? Kindergarten ApplicationAsks If Child Had ‘Vaginal’ Birth Daily Caller, by Eric Owens - 7/2/2015 9:42:18 PM Among the questions the admission form at a public elementary school in Connecticut asks parents is whether the child was delivered into the world via “vaginal” or “Caesarean” birth. The taxpayer-funded school is Aiken Elementary in the serene, perfectly suburban town of West Hartford (pop. 63,268), reports local CBS affiliate WFSB. West Hartford mother Cara Paiuk encountered the question under the general topic “BIRTH HISTORY” on the complex Aiken Elementary enrollment form. “Were there any problems with your pregnancy?” the purplish form demands to know. “If YES, describe,” it then commands. The form also inquires about birth weight and whether Lanny Davis: Hillary Clinton ‘Hasn’tChanged a Single Positionin Her Entire Career’ Mediaite, by Alex Griswold - 7/2/2015 9:29:39 PM Clinton ally and political strategist Lanny Davis argued on Fox Business Network that Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton has never changed her position on any issue throughout her entire career. “Is she going further left because of that, because of [Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders] resonating?” FBN’s Dagen McDowell asked. “She hasn’t changed a single position in her entire career, she has been a progressive Democrat. So I don’t know what you mean by going left. Name me the issue she went left on,”Davis said. Well, since he asked: The Iraq War No Child Left Behind NAFTA and TPP Criminal justice How ‘Robert Bork’s America’ GaveUs Justice Kennedy’s America Daily Signal, by Betsy Hart - 7/2/2015 9:26:21 PM It would go down in history as Sen. Edward Kennedy’s “Robert Bork’s America” speech. Judge Bork, a brilliant constitutional scholar, had been nominated by President Reagan to the U.S. Supreme Court, and Kennedy, the Massachusetts Democrat who chaired the Senate Judiciary Committee, was having none of it. (Snip) This attack, endlessly repeated on national airwaves and in the press, defined the narrative for the nomination. It went essentially unanswered by a stunned White House and led, months later, to Bork being defeated—with six Republicans and almost all Democrats voting against him.
Christie disagrees with Trump onMexican border wall, reports say NJ Advance Media, by Brent Johnson Ribicon- 7/2/2015 9:26:12 PM Trenton — Taking what appeared to be a thinly veiled swipe at fellow Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, Gov. Chris Christie said Thursday he wouldn´t build a wall along the U.S.-Mexico border if he were elected to the White House, according to reports. Trump — who has drawn fire recently for remarks he´s made about Mexican immigrants — has vowed to build a "great, great wall" along the border to help stem illegal immigration, and to have Mexico pay for it. But speaking at a town hall meeting in New Hampshire on Thursday, Christie said he wouldn´t support such an idea. New York has money, but noplan to prevent terror attacks: audit Washington Times, by Kellan Howell - 7/2/2015 9:15:07 PM Neither the state of New York nor the New York City — prime terror targets — has defined homeland security goals or strategies for spending about $67 million in federal grant money, a new report from the Department of Homeland Security revealed this week. Auditors criticized New York officials for failing to put together a complete strategy to implement security improvements and to track progress, meaning the more than $600 million in grants that was being spent wasn’t being used to achieve a specific end-goal for security. “The last time we didn’t have an ‘end goal’ to our homeland security strategy, Obama blasts Scott Walker’spolicies in visit to Wisconsin Washington Times, by Dave Boyer - 7/2/2015 9:09:48 PM President Obama gave a ringing endorsement for unions and more overtime pay in Wisconsin Thursday while attacking the polices of Republican Gov. Scott Walker, a labor foe who filed papers on the same day to officially launch his bid for the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. (Snip) Mr. Walker, who greeted the president upon his arrival at the local airport, earlier called Mr. Obama’s overtime plan “empty political rhetoric.” “Americans want solutions,” Mr. Walker said. “We should be looking at ways to raise wages by ensuring people have the skills and education they need to move ahead in their careers.”
Obama´s Many Capitulations To Iran Investor´s Business Daily, by Charles Krauthammer KarenJ1- 7/2/2015 8:38:32 PM The devil is not in the details. It´s in the entire conception of the Iran deal, animated by President Obama´s fantastical belief that he, uniquely, could achieve detente with a fanatical Islamist regime whose foundational purpose is to cleanse the Middle East of the poisonous corruption of American power and influence. In pursuit of his desire to make the Islamic Republic into an accepted, normalized "successful regional power," Obama decided to take over the nuclear negotiations. Then, Tehran was reeling — the rial plunging, inflation skyrocketing, the economy contracting — under a regime of international sanctions This 4th, Celebrate Military´sKey Role In Our Birth Investor´s Business Daily, by Christopher Kelly KarenJ1- 7/2/2015 8:27:48 PM As we pause to celebrate the anniversary of our nation´s independence, it seems appropriate to consider the vital role played by the American military in the birth of our nation. Long before the 1776 Declaration of Independence, Americans were fighting in foreign lands on our behalf. In 1741, during the War of Jenkins´ Ear, about 3,600 American colonial troops were supporting a British assault on Cartagena in what is now Colombia.Adm. Edward Vernon of the Royal Navy, nicknamed Old Grog, was the commanding officer of this expedition. Among the troops was Lawrence Washington, the older half-brother of George. White House to agencies: Considerclimate costs in next budget Washington Examiner, by Zack Colman KarenJ1- 7/2/2015 8:16:33 PM White House budgeteers want federal agencies to consider the costs of climate change when they submit their fiscal 2017 spending plans. It´s the first time the White House Office of Management and Budget has officially asked agencies to bake climate change costs into its projections. The directive applies to federal facilities, as the Obama administration said it wants buildings and other operations to be resilient to extreme weather, flooding and other events scientists have linked to a warming planet. "We are making it very clear that this is a priority in proposals for capital funding. Why? Because making our Federal
Yelp stock dives on report thatplans to find buyer are postponed Los Angeles Times, by James F. Peltz LittleHoodedMonk- 7/2/2015 8:12:43 PM Yelp Inc.´s stock plummeted Thursday following a report that the consumer-review company had put off plans to find a buyer. The shares dropped $4.26, or 10%, to $38.18 -- giving Yelp a total market value of about $2.9 billion -- after trading as low as $36.10 during the session. The company´s Yelp.com website provides consumers with search and review features for restaurants and other businesses, and it´s been struggling lately to maintain its growth in visitors to the site. Yelp "has temporarily decided" not to pursue a sale of the company, Bloomberg News reported Thursday, attributing the information to unidentified Boehner weighs in on Benghazicommittee´s feud with State Dept. Washington Examiner, by Sarah Westwood KarenJ1- 7/2/2015 8:12:30 PM House Speaker John Boehner accused the State Department Thursday of "stonewalling" the select committee charged with investigating the 2012 terror attack in Benghazi. His office noted the link between the agency´s top attorney in charge of releasing Hillary Clinton´s emails, Catherine Duval, and Clinton´s own attorney, David Kendall. (Snip) Boehner´s office pressed Secretary John Kerry to hasten the State Department´s cooperation with the House Select Committee on Benghazi and their document requests, several of which have languished within the agency for months. The State Department handed over 3,600 On July 4, celebrate freedomfor all, not just people like you Kansas City Star, by Jeneé Osterheldt NorthernDog- 7/2/2015 8:00:40 PM Sparklers and cookouts and equality for all — how I love the Fourth of July. And I love this country. But as we celebrate the Declaration of Independence, I’m reflecting on its iconic passage: (Snip) Right now we’re living what children will one day read about in history books: We saw the aftermath of a terrorist opening fire in a Charleston AME church, killing nine people. Several more churches were then set on fire. We debated the Confederate flag and the systemic racism it represents while waving pride flags everywhere as the Supreme Court recognized the LGBTQ community as equal Admin Calls Venezuela Outreach‘Hallmark of Diplomatic Efforts’ PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson KarenJ1- 7/2/2015 7:31:39 PM After cozying up to Cuba, is “normalizing” relations with the Venezuelan regime next up for the Obama administration? Reuters reported yesterday that the administration has embarked on “quiet diplomacy” with Caracas in “an attempt to improve their acrimonious relations,” with President Nicolas Maduro reaching out three months after President Obama announced his Cuba plans. “Look, communication with other countries is – it’s a hallmark of diplomatic efforts. As a key component of our conversation with Venezuela, whether it be the government or political opposition or others, we’ve underscored the importance of dialogue
Pataki Calls on Other GOPCandidates to Denounce Trump’sMexican ‘Rapists’ Comments PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson KarenJ1- 7/2/2015 7:26:43 PM Former New York Gov. George Pataki has called on fellow Republican presidential candidates to condemn Donald Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants during his campaign announcement. Trump’s quote: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” Since the mid-June comments, Macy’s, Univision and NBC have dropped Ex-CNN anchor is attacked by gunman in herMotel 6 room - but survives after her naked ex-special forces husband jumps out of the showerand shoots robber dead (after taking three bullets) Daily Mail [UK], by Kieran Corcoran KarenJ1- 7/2/2015 7:17:17 PM A former CNN anchor was attacked by a gunman trying to rob her in a Route 66 motel - but survived the frenzied attack after her naked husband rescued her. Lynne Russell, 68, had stopped for the night in Albuquerque, New Mexico, on Tuesday when she was reportedly grabbed my an unidentified robber who demanded valuables from her room. But she was saved from the attack after her husband - who has served in the special forces - burst out of the shower and gunned the assailant down in the nude. Chuck de Caro, 65, was hit himself three times in Charlie Daniels Celebrates OurNation´s Birthday: My Beautiful America Cybercast News Service, by Charlie Daniels - 7/2/2015 7:10:16 PM I have just completed a leg of our 2015 tour that has taken me across the entire heartland of America, Pacific to Atlantic, and once again I´m deeply touched by what this country means to me. As the 239th Birthday of the greatest nation the world has never known approaches, I can think of no better way to use the Soapbox space this week than by celebrating the greatness of the blessed United States of America, by sharing a piece I wrote years ago that describes my feelings for my homeland. This soapbox will be the most current until Monday Obama: I´m Reagan andHillary can be Bush 41 Politico, by Edward-Isaac Dovere & Sarah Wheaton KarenJ1- 7/2/2015 6:42:18 PM President Barack Obama says he thinks he’s led a new Reagan Revolution. So that would make Hillary Clinton, if she wins, his “Bush senior.” “Much in the same way that the Reagan Revolution required Bush senior” to complete his transformation of American politics, Obama told alumni of his White House staff on a private conference call this week, “we’ve got to make sure that we’re laying the foundation” for the next Democrat elected. The call, organized by top aides including chief of staff Denis McDonough and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, was aimed at thanking staff members for their work in
Donald Trump, It’s Time fora Constitutional Showdownwith Mayor de Blasio National Review, by David French LittleHoodedMonk- 7/2/2015 6:27:36 PM The Left’s outrage cycle moves on, relentlessly. Having triumphed over Bo and Luke Duke, having triumphed over marriage itself, the social-justice Left is moving on to The Donald. Our own Rich Lowry has detailed the corporate onslaught against Donald Trump — motivated by his comments about Mexican immigrants: “They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They are are bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.” NBC, Univision, and Macy’s have severed ties with Trump. Downtown L.A.´s four-yearrain total lowest ever recorded Los Angeles Times, by Joseph Serna NorthernDog- 7/2/2015 5:55:24 PM The last four years have been the driest such period in downtown Los Angeles in almost 140 years, the National Weather Service said. (Snip) Downtown’s parched landscape mirrors the broader, historic drought that has wreaked havoc on California this decade. Forests and hillsides across the state are parched and brittle and ready to go up in flames, and farmers in Central California are dealing with water restrictions and suffering crops. Even in some areas in the northern part of the state, where heavy rainfall still occurs, totals are below historic averages, and wildfires can sweep across the landscape and overwhelm Former Polk teacher gets22 years for child sex Tampa Tribune, by Staff Hazymac- 7/2/2015 5:27:47 PM The Polk County teacher who pleaded guilty to 37 counts of unlawful sexual contact with a minor received 22 years in prison this afternoon. Jennifer Fichter, 30, faced up to 15 years in prison per count when she was sentenced in Polk County Circuit Court. She has 30 days to appeal. “We hope this sentence helps you change and become a different person so when you come out, you’re not the person you were before,” Judge Glenn Shelby told her. Fichter was arrested last year over accusations that she had sex with three students while working as an English teacher at Central Florida Boko Haram guns down 97 peoplepraying in mosques in Nigeria Associated Press, by Haruna Umar Pluperfect- 7/2/2015 5:26:10 PM MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Boko Haram extremists gunned down nearly 100 Muslims praying in mosques in a northeast Nigerian town during the holy month of Ramadan, a government official and a self-defense fighter said Thursday. The attack Wednesday night on the town of Kukawa came the day after the Islamic extremist group attacked a village 35 kilometers (22 miles) away and killed another 48 men and boys, according to witnesses who counted the dead. The people of Kukawa were in several mosques, praying ahead of breaking their daylong fast, when the extremists attacked. They killed 97 people, mainly men, said self-defense spokesman Abbas
Five Lies About Hillary´s Secret Emails Townhall, by Guy Benson - 7/2/2015 5:07:50 PM Let´s review a handful of false statements and claims offered by Hillary Clinton, her lawyers, and her supporters, pertaining to the secret email scandal that continues to unfold: (1) CLAIM: After the existence of the "home brew" email server was revealed, Hillary turned over all work-related emails to the State Department from her private server, deleting only personal emails -- including missives about "yoga routines," "family vacations," and "planning Chelsea´s wedding." REALITY: Records prove that among the 30,000-plus emails deleted by Hillary´s team were notes regarding Benghazi and other Libya-related policies. Congressional investigators have no idea what else may have Margaret Thatcher Plaza May BeReplaced with Gay Rights Monument Breitbart London, by Benjamin Harris-Quinney - 7/2/2015 4:45:35 PM Demands to tear down Margaret Thatcher Plaza in the centre of Madrid in Spain are indicative of the left’s new aggressive policy of “cultural editing” – further illustrated by the fact there are plans to replace the square, which only opened last year, with a monument to a gay rights activist. Former Spanish President Aznar told me in 2008 that he wanted to underline the connection between Spain and the United Kingdom. He had done great work in this cause in office, and less than 5 years prior Spain could be argued to be Britain’s closest ally, at least in Europe. The commemoration of the achievements of Margaret Thatcher, Time for Tory Eurosceptics toPut up or Shut Up, Do the‘Bastards’ Have the Balls? Breitbart London, by Nigel Farage MEP PageTurner- 7/2/2015 4:42:37 PM I can’t remember how many European summits I’ve attended. They are generally pretty dull. Last week in Brussels, Mr. Cameron arrived to begin his grand renegotiation. He had previously set out the terms, saying that treaty change was necessary. This was a point that Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond followed up forcibly on the Andrew Marr program in early June. Sadly for the Prime Minister, his aim of treaty change has now fallen at the first hurdle. I have never seen a summit where the divisions between the North and South of Europe were so clear. Any sort of collegiate spirit has now gone
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Washington Woman´s MeaslesDeath Is First in US Since 2003 Associated Press, by Martha Bellisle - 7/2/2015 4:37:04 PM SEATTLE--A Washington woman died from measles in the spring — the first measles death in the U.S. since 2003 and the first in the state since 1990, health officials said Thursday. The woman lacked some of the measles´ common symptoms, such as a rash, so the infection was not discovered until an autopsy, Washington State Department of Health spokesman Donn Moyer said. This is the 11th case of measles in Washington — and the sixth in Clallam County — this year, Moyer said. Measles is highly contagious and spreads when an infected person breathes, coughs or sneezes. However, dying from it is extremely Hillary’s email: Manipulating andmassaging the media (Except Fox) Fox News, by Howard Kurtz JoniTx- 7/2/2015 3:47:49 PM (Video) For someone who keeps her distance from the media, Hillary Clinton and her team spend a lot of time working the media. That’s my takeaway from the latest batch of her private e-mails—as well as utter amazement at how her pal Sid Blumenthal was so actively advising her, even after being barred from State Department employment by the Obama administration. Take the case of Les Gelb, a longtime New York Times reporter and a State Department official in the Carter administration, who wanted to profile Hillary for Parade magazine. As Democratic fundraiser Lynn Forester de Rothschild wrote her, “He Obama draws sharp contrastswith ‘mean’ Republicans JoniTx- 7/2/2015 3:44:30 PM LA CROSSE, Wis.— Wading into presidential politics, President Barack Obama on Thursday promoted his brand of middle-class economics by drawing sharp contrasts with “mean” Republicans in the state where the GOP governor was preparing to enter the vast 2016 presidential field. “They’re good people,” Obama said of Republicans. “It’s just their ideas are bad.” Obama leveled some of his sharpest criticism of Republicans, who disagree with him on most matters, on the issue of health care, exactly one week after the Supreme Court upheld a key component of the law and Obama declared it “here to stay.” Republicans in Congress
Record 93,626,000 AmericansNot In Labor Force, Lowest LevelOf Participation Since 1977 Breitbart Big Government, by Caroline May JoniTx- 7/2/2015 3:41:42 PM A record 93,626,000 people were not participating in the workforce in June, according to new figures released Thursday by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS defines people outside the labor force as those ages 16 and older who are neither employed nor have “made specific efforts to find employment sometime during the 4-week period ending with the reference week.” The labor force participation rate also decreased 0.3 percent from last month to 62.6 percent. The country has not seen a labor force participation rate that low since October 1977 when the participation rate was 62.4 percent. The BLS reports that Why America Ferrera Is Saying´Thank You!´ to Donald Trump Good Morning America, by Louise Simpson PageTurner- 7/2/2015 3:35:33 PM Actress and activist America Ferrera joined the growing ranks of Donald Trump opponents today, arguing in an online missive that the real estate mogul’s recent comments about Latinos are backfiring. “I heard what you said about the kind of people you think Latino immigrants are -- people with problems, who bring drugs, crime and rape to America. While your comments are incredibly ignorant and racist, I don´t want to spend my time chastising you,” she wrote in a piece published on the Huffington Post. “Instead, I´m writing to say thank you!" In the letter, the former "Ugly Betty" star added: “What you Fewer Californians got into UC,while offers to foreign students rose Los Angeles Times, by Larry Gordon PageTurner- 7/2/2015 3:01:50 PM With the number of University of California applicants at an all-time high, California residents faced slightly tougher odds in landing an acceptance to fall’s freshman classes, while students from other countries received somewhat more admissions offers than in the past, according to university statistics released Thursday. About 60% of the 103,117 California applicants were offered a freshman spot on at least one of UC’s nine undergraduate campuses, down from nearly 63% of the 99,955 applicants last year, the figures show. University of California officials say interest is so strong in UC that they expect the ranks of California students will remain the Hillary Clinton´s missing $200 million man Politico, by Glenn Thrush & Anna Palmer StormCnter- 7/2/2015 2:59:49 PM A fundraising-obsessed Hillary Clinton netted an impressive $45 million during the first three months of her campaign — but her badly outgunned super PAC’s failure to keep pace is damping any celebration of the feat. Many top Clinton supporters say it’s now time for the other powerhouse Clinton — Bill — to employ his own magic touch to rescue Priorities USA Action and, in the process, shove reluctant liberal donors into the big-money game Republicans are easily winning. “I think President Clinton continues to be a great draw and an effective fundraiser and should be deployed in that capacity,” one Democratic
Soros helps pro-ClintonSuper PACs to $24 million haul - Thread Closed Politico, by Kenneth P. Vogel PageTurner- 7/2/2015 2:59:24 PM A trio of pro-Hillary Clinton groups raised more than $24 million in the first half of the year, including $2 million each from billionaires George Soros and Haim Saban, POLITICO has learned. Priorities USA Action, a super PAC dedicated to airing ads supporting Clinton and attacking her opponents, revealed Thursday that it raised $15.6 million during the first half of the year, including $2 million from Hollywood mogul Saban and $1 million from financier Soros. American Bridge 21st Century, an opposition research super PAC founded by Clinton enforcer David Brock, raised $7.7 million — including $1 million from Soros — an Why it’s Republicans, not Democrats,who really offer African-Americanshope for a better life Fox News, by Gov. Rick Perry StormCnter- 7/2/2015 2:57:03 PM Fifty years ago, Republicans and Democrats came together to enshrine in law the principle that all of us, regardless of race, color, or national origin, are created equal. Because of that, today America is a better, more tolerant and more welcoming place than it has ever been. So why is it that so many black families still feel left behind? A quarter of African-Americans live below the poverty line, even with federal programs like food stamps and housing subsidies, and the supplemental poverty rate for African-Americans is nearly double the rate for other Americans. Democrats have long had the opportunity to govern News crews robbed in S.F.,camera operator pistol-whipped San Francisco Chronicle, by Henry K. Lee and Hamed Aleaziz Ribicon- 7/2/2015 2:39:26 PM News crews from two television stations were robbed of cameras Thursday morning and a camera operator was pistol-whipped as they reported on a homicide at Pier 14 in San Francisco. The mugging happened at 6:03 a.m. at the pier along the Embarcadero and was captured in part on the air. KTVU reporter Cara Liu was reporting live when someone ran up and stole camera equipment belonging to KNTV, which also had a crew on the scene. During the incident, KNTV camera operator Alan Waples was pistol-whipped. KTVU anchor Brian Flores was introducing the story and preparing to go live Democrat Jim Webb joins2016 White House race Fox News, by Staff SoCalGal- 7/2/2015 2:29:57 PM Former Virginia Sen. Jim Webb is jumping into the race for president, becoming the latest Democrat to try for a primary upset over frontrunner Hillary Clinton. Fox News has obtained a message from Webb that is expected to go out on social media later Thursday. (Snip) Webb´s entry brings the total number of Democratic presidential candidates to five. Clinton continues to dominate the field, though Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders lately has been gaining in the polls. But Webb, 69, is cut from a far different political cloth than the independent, socialist-leaning Vermont senator.
Strong majority see Confederatebattle flag as symbol of pride,not racism: poll American Thinker, by Rick Moran JoniTx- 7/2/2015 1:42:22 PM If you are paying attention to the mainstream media, you might be fooled into believing that most Americans want the Confederate battle flag consigned to the dustbin of history because it´s a racist symbol. In fact, a new CNN poll reveals the surprising fact that sentiment with regards to the battle flag hasn´t changed much in 15 years: most believe it to be a symbol of Southern pride, not racism. And while a slim majority agrees the flag should be removed from government property, a majority think that most of the suggested ways to remove the flag from American life Former Baltimore Mayor Shelia Dixonseeks to regain her old job WBALTV [Baltimore, MD], by Staff - 7/2/2015 1:38:32 PM In a move that has been rumored for months, former Baltimore Mayor Sheila Dixon is preparing to try and get her old job back.As reported by WBAL NewsRadio 1090 AM, Dixon made the announcement Wednesday. Dixon was mayor from 2007 to 2010 before resigning as part of a plea agreement after being found guilty on one misdemeanor count of fraudulent misappropriation. Dixon received probation after the conviction, which stemmed in large part to charges that she misappropriated gift cards intended for the poor. She also served 500 hours of community service and donated $45,000 to the Bea Gaddy Foundation. President Obama takes questionfrom ´Davy Crockett´ during Tennesseetown hall event, asks him wherehis beaver cap is – and startssinging the song! Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko JoniTx- 7/2/2015 1:27:00 PM Barack Obama met a modern King of the Wild Frontier at an Obamacare event Wednesday - who prompted him to burst into song yet again. The man introduced himself as Davy Crockett at the town hall session before asking the President a question. Obama replied: ´Is your name really Davy Crockett? That´s a cool name! But you don´t have that beaver cap?´ Scroll down for video -He then asked the audience: ´Y´all remember that TV Show?´ As the crowd giggled, he added: ´Actually a lot of people are too young here. ´Cue the music.´ Then he sang: ´Daveeyyyy, Daaaavy Crockett!´ However Donald Trump and Miss USA findnew home on Reelz after beingdropped by NBC as pageant stillstruggles to secure new hosts andperformers just days before broadcast Daily Mail (UK), by Chris Spargo JoniTx- 7/2/2015 1:19:14 PM Donald Trump finally got a small bit of good news this week. The presidential hopeful and Miss USA organization found a new home for their July 12 pageant as independent US cable network Reelz signed on to broadcast the event, which will replace their previously scheduled airing of the films Under Siege and Under Siege 2: Dark Territory. The company signed on after NBC announced they would not air then pageant and cut all ties to Trump following a speech in which he referred to Mexicans as ´rapists´ and ´drug dealers.´ Miss USA is still facing major problems however as
Bernie´s MomentNow a Movement Weekly Standard, by Michael Warren - 7/2/2015 1:13:52 PM The Bernie Sanders moment does not appear to be passing, at least not yet. The latest Quinnipiac poll of of likely Democratic caucusgoers in Iowa shows the Vermont senator trailing Hillary Clinton by 19 points—a gaping deficit, until you consider that just two months ago, Clinton led Sanders by 45 points in Quinnipiac´s Iowa poll. Sanders has improved his position in Iowa, from 15 percent support to 33 percent, but Clinton´s support has eroded, too; the former secretary of state was at 60 percent in early May, and now she´s just holding onto a slim majority at 52 percent. The direction Weenies burn flag to protest cops,get attacked by bikers,need cops to save their a$$3$ New York Post, by Gabrielle Fonrouge* - 7/2/2015 1:09:46 PM Now they probably love the cops. A group of flag-burning anti-NYPD protesters needed New York’s Finest to save their skin from a gang of angry bikers who tried to pummel them in a Brooklyn park for setting Old Glory ablaze Wednesday. The fiery stunt by a few dozen members of the group Disarm the Police led to a chaotic scene at about 8 p.m. in Fort Greene Park, when the activists enraged 40 members of the Hallowed Sons Motorcycle Club by roasting the flag on a tiny barbecue grill. “They took off like little b—hes,” said one biker. “They lit the f–king flag EXCLUSIVE: The 30 Americans ALREADYarrested in 4th of July terror alert - including´bad b******s plotting another Bostonbombing´, National Guardsman who* Daily Mail (U.K.), by Ben Ashford - 7/2/2015 1:04:12 PM FBI agents have made at least 30 arrests on US soil this year as they try to combat the murderous reach of ISIS and its warped followers, Daily Mail Online can disclose. Officials revealed this week that the Islamic terror group has a foothold in all 50 states as it continues to target disaffected Americans through its torrent of online propaganda and slick videos of barbaric beheadings and mutilations. The stark warning comes days after ISIS-inspired gunman Saif Rezgui unleashed horror on at a Tunisian beach resort, killing 39 vacationers and wounding dozens more. The FBI has reportedly set up ´Dukes of Hazzard´ Star Rips TVLand for Dropping Show: "Can´tWe All Just Watch TV?" Hollywood Reporter, by Paul Bond JoniTx- 7/2/2015 12:41:14 PM "Are people who grew up watching the show now suddenly racists?" John Schneider asks. John Schneider is blasting TV Land for its decision to erase from its schedule — due its depiction of the Confederate flag — reruns of The Dukes of Hazzard, the wholesome show that made the actor a teen idol in the 1980s. “The Dukes of Hazzard was and is no more a show seated in racism than Breaking Bad was a show seated in reality,” Schneider told The Hollywood Reporter on Wednesday. TV Land confirmed Wednesday that it pulled the show in the aftermath of the
Outrage as Twitter revealsjust 49 of its 3,000 USemployees are black Daily Mail (U.K.), by Mia De Graaf - 7/2/2015 12:25:39 PM Twitter only has 49 black employees - out of 2,910 staff members in America. The 35 men and 14 women account for just 1.7 per cent of the firm´s US operation, which is 93.8 per cent white or Asian. It represents a stark lack of progress since last year, when senior executives promised to boost their number of African American staff from 2 per cent. Slamming the figures, released in a compulsory Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) report on Wednesday, Rev Jesse Jackson said people are ´becoming intolerant´ of the stilted progress. ´Black people are greater users of the product and capable of doing the The History of a Flag and thePowerful Story of Appomattox Townhall, by Ken Blackwell Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 12:22:13 PM Add another powerful argument to those our colleague Sarah Perry has offered against Common Core standards in education: Consider the peril it poses to our national memory. The current heated debate over the Confederate flag improperly displayed on state property shows a profound loss of historic consciousness. It demonstrates the perils of allowing liberal ideologues to mandate what is known and can be said about our past. Partisan axes are being sharpened in all this. Some folks seem eager to discuss the Confederate flag as though its continued public display in the South is the sole result of Republican activism. This is a David Sweat Claims He PracticedEscape and Was Almost CaughtTwice During 3-Week Manhunt ABC News, by Emily Shapiro earlybird- 7/2/2015 12:21:14 PM Escaped prisoner David Sweat told investigators he was almost discovered twice during the three weeks authorities were searching the woods of upstate New York for him and fellow inmate Richard Matt — including one time that police walked right by him as he hid in a hunting tree stand, officials said. Sweat also revealed to investigators he and Matt did a dry-run the night before their June 6 prison break, Clinton County District Attorney Andrew Wylie told ABC News today. The prisoners may have been planning their escape for six months, Wylie said. Sweat told investigators that the first time
Here Are All the Companies ThatHave Dumped Donald Trump ABC News, by John Santucci - 7/2/2015 12:17:48 PM (Video) It’s only been two weeks since he entered the presidential race, but billionaire Donald Trump has already seen some of his most prominent business relationships go up in smoke following remarks he made about Mexico on the very first day of his campaign. “When Mexico sends its people they aren´t sending their best,” Trump said at his announcement event last month from Trump Tower. “They are bringing drugs, they´re bringing crime, they are rapists and some are good people but I speak to border guards and they tell us what we´re getting.” In light of those comments, several of the US blocks attempts by Arab alliesto fly heavy weapons directlyto Kurds to fight Islamic State Telegraph (U.K.), by Con Coughlin Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 12:16:06 PM The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt. Some of America’s closest allies say President Barack Obama and other Western leaders, including David Cameron, are failing to show strategic leadership over the world’s gravest security crisis for decades. They now say they are willing to “go it alone” in supplying heavy weapons to the Kurds, even if means defying the Iraqi authorities and their American backers, who demand all weapons be channelled through Baghdad. Trump: Where’s The PublicOutcry for Obama CallingMexicans ‘Gang-Bangers’? Mediaite, by Ken Meyer Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 12:13:06 PM Donald Trump posted a statement from his campaign to Instagram on Wednesday to comment on a town hall event where President “Barrack Obama” (his misspelling) referred to some illegal immigrants as “gang-bangers.” While Trump plugged his “Make America Great Again” campaign and said that this was one of his rare agreements with the president, he said it was hypocritical that the liberal media’s not generating public outcry against Obama when his statements were “far less controversial.” Obama’s statements came off a question about the Affordable Care Act, where he went on to say that policy reform was necessary for resource distribution and UK Police Knew And Did NothingTo Protect Girls From Muslim Predators Frontpage Magazine, by Raymond Ibrahim Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 12:10:39 PM Not only do recent revelations concerning the endemic sexual grooming of British girls by Muslim men demonstrate how crippling political correctness is, but they show how political correctness complements the most abusive elements of Islamic law, or Sharia. According to a June 24 report by the Birmingham Mail, as far back as March 2010, West Midlands Police knew that Muslim grooming gangs “were targeting children outside schools across the city—but failed to make the threat public.” A confidential report obtained under a Freedom of Information Act indicates that police were well aware that British pupils were being targeted by mostly Muslim men.
No H8: Clarence Thomas Is A ‘ClownIn Blackface,’ Says Gay Activist Takei Breitbart Big Government, by Joel B. Pollack Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 12:07:05 PM Star Trek celebrity and gay marriage activist George Takei told a Phoenix news station Tuesday that Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas is a “clown in blackface.” Takei, 78, was referring to Thomas’s recent dissent in Obergefell v. Hodges, the 5-4 decision in which the Supreme Court found that there is a “fundamental” right to same-sex marriage in the Constitution. “He is a clown in blackface sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn’t belong there,” Takei said. Thomas wrote a separate dissent in which he said that the majority had erred because it “rejects the idea—captured in our Orlando airport 2nd innation in TSA claims Florida Today, by John McCarthy, mc squared- 7/2/2015 11:56:12 AM The Transportation Security Administration paid more than $130,000 over the past five years to settle claims that its workers at Orlando International Airport had stolen, damaged or lost passengers´ items. Between 2010 and 2014, Orlando International passengers filed 2,054 claims against the TSA. Of those, the TSA settled and paid the passengers 656 times. Another 323 claims remain unresolved. Of large airports, only Dulles International paid more claims on a per-passenger basis. Overall, the TSA has paid $3 million over the past five years to settle such claims. Bristol Palin’s PregnancyReveals the Left’s True Colors National Review Online, by David French Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 11:56:01 AM Let me begin by clearly stating my biases — I like the Palins. They are dear family friends. My wife, Nancy, worked with Sarah on her most recent book, she worked with Bristol on her book, she edits Bristol’s blog on Patheos, and I represented Bristol in a lawsuit — when a man sued her after he profanely accosted her at a bar. (He lost.) In the years since my wife first flew to Wasilla to meet the Palins and work with Bristol, I’ve seen just a fraction of the non-stop hatred and vitriol directed at the family. Much of the Walker-For-President Effort HiresAnother Controversial Anti-Conservative In Brad Dayspring Breitbart Big Government, by Matthew Boyle Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 11:48:47 AM Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s presidential effort in waiting has made yet another questionable and anti-conservative hire, as former National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) communications director Brad Dayspring joins the pro-Walker Super PAC Unintimidated PAC. Dayspring has a long history of anti-conservatism, and this hire is again hurting Walker’s reputation among right-of-center power players despite the praises Dayspring won from inside-the-beltway mainstream media types. But Dayspring isn’t reviled just by conservatives: lots of D.C. Republicans don’t like him either as he’s had a history of brash encounters with almost anyone he meets, even those supposedly on his own team. When the news broke
Republican presidential candidateCarly Fiorina winning over skeptics Los Angeles Times, by Seema Mehta LittleHoodedMonk- 7/2/2015 11:47:57 AM When it was Carly Fiorina’s turn to take the stage at a presidential forum in Oklahoma City, Noah Wolff was thinking of heading outside for a break. “I thought of all the people, why is she here?” said Wolff, 19, a Republican and political science major at the University of Oklahoma. But as Fiorina started speaking, Wolff was captivated by her message. While other candidates in the convention hall spent their time spewing standard conservative talking points and criticizing the current Democratic administration, he said, Fiorina outlined solutions, such as how she would negotiate a nuclear deal with Iran. Why are we rewardingmurderous dictators? Boston Herald, by Tom Shattuck Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 11:44:07 AM For decades the American left has done its best to convince us that Cuba is a benign, progressive paradise that just needs to be unshackled from our tyranny. But the record is clear: The Castros are running a murderous dictatorship 90 miles south of Key West that has exported violence around the world. Enter Barack Obama. Yesterday he took to the White House Rose Garden to celebrate normalized relations with the most despotic regime in the Western Hemisphere. It is meant to be his crowning foreign policy accomplishment, which is appropriate, because it’s every bit as ill-conceived as everything else Obama has done Interesting Reparationsfor Global Warming Canada Free Press, by Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 11:39:07 AM “Give me your tired, your poor, ? Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, ? The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. ? Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: ? I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” - Emma Lazarus If you thought global warming scaremongering tactics went away with the most recent failed prediction for 2015 when we were supposed to be flooded and underwater, with little polar ice caps left, you would be mistaken. Writing for the Washington Post, Michael B. Gerrard, a legal scholar at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, proposes that we should take in millions upon millions of refugees that The Latest: Feds: Escaped KillerAimed Shotgun at Agents Associated Press, by Staff earlybird- 7/2/2015 11:36:56 AM Malone, NY—Federal authorities say the U.S. Border Patrol agent who fatally shot Richard Matt opened fire on the escaped murderer after he aimed a 20-gauge shotgun at the officer. U.S. Customs and Border Protection´s statement released Thursday on the killing of the 49-year-old escapee is the first official indication that Matt aimed the weapon at officers before being shot. Officials had said the border agent opened fire after Matt failed to comply with commands to raise his hands. Matt and David Sweat broke out of Clinton Correctional Facility in northern New York on June 6. Matt was tracked down on June 26. A
Christie Opposes Exemptions for ClerksWho Object to Same-Sex Marriage Time Magazine, by Zeke J. Miller Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 11:34:47 AM “You took the job and you took the oath." New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie broke with many in his party’s social conservative wing Wednesday, telling reporters that government employees who have objections to issuing same-sex marriage licenses should not be allowed to opt out. While many conservatives have called for steps to protect government employees who have objections to Friday’s same-sex marriage ruling from the Supreme Court, Christie said those who work for the government should abide by their oaths. “I think for folks who are in the government world, they kind of have to do their job, whether you agree with the Labor Market Runs in Place; MoreJobs, Participation Lowest Since 1977 Bloomberg Business, by Sho Chandra - 7/2/2015 11:33:47 AM The U.S. labor market took one step forward and one back in June as job creation advanced while wages stagnated and the size of the labor force receded. The addition of 223,000 jobs followed a 254,000 increase in the prior month that was less than previously estimated, a Labor Department report showed Thursday in Washington. The jobless rate fell to a seven-year low of 5.3 percent as people left the workforce.The figures indicate the economy is improving slowly following a first-quarter slump rather than surging ahead as consumer spending strengthens. That will probably keep Federal Reserve policy makers on their timeline Reelz Picks Up Miss USA PageantAmid Donald Trump Backlash Associated Press, by Staff - 7/2/2015 11:16:10 AM LOS ANGELES — The Miss USA pageant, left without a TV home following blowback against co-owner Donald Trump over his comments on Mexican immigrants, has been rescued by the Reelz channel. In a statement Thursday, Reelz CEO Stan E. Hubbard said the cable and satellite channel acquired the rights because of a belief that the pageant and the women who compete in it "are an integral part of American tradition." "As one of only a few independent networks, we decided to exercise our own voice and committed ourselves to bringing this pageant to American viewers everywhere," Hubbard said. While Reelz, which reaches 70 CNN Shock Poll: Big Majority ThinkConfederate Flag Symbol Of HeritageNot Racism Breitbart TV, by Staff Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 10:56:49 AM From Nick Gass writing at Politico: As debate rages in South Carolina over the Confederate flag on its statehouse property, a majority of Americans see the rebel flag as a symbol of Southern pride, not a reminder of racism, according to a new CNN/ORC poll out Thursday. Public opinion is about where it stood 15 years ago, when the Palmetto State removed the rebel St. Andrew’s cross from the Capitol dome. But there is a stark racial divide on how the banner is perceived and what should be done about references to the Confederacy. Among all 1,017 adults participating, 57 Benghazi, Where Libya´s UprisingBegan, Now A Shattered City Associated Press, by Rami Musa Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 10:52:03 AM BENGHAZI, Libya -- The old courthouse in central Benghazi, Libya´s second-largest city and the birthplace of the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi, is a shelled-out ruin - a testimony to the destruction and chaos that permeate this North African country four years after the civil war that ousted the longtime dictator. The building is steeped in symbolism. It was here that the rallying cry first came against Gadhafi´s 42-year rule. It was here that pro-democracy protesters and rebels first raised the tri-colored Libyan flag, replacing Gadhafi´s green banner. Now, the courthouse is ruin and rubble, like much of the rest of Benghazi. Today, Libya
Iraq, North Korea failuresshadow nuclear talks with Iran Reuters, by Arshad Mohammed Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 10:48:39 AM VIENNA - Their inability to detect clandestine atomic programs in Iraq and North Korea shadows Western officials as they seek to curb Iran´s known nuclear activities and keep it from pursuing others in secret. Closing loopholes in the current nonproliferation system is a key aim for the United States and its five big power partners as they negotiate an agreement with Iran to constrain its nuclear program in return for relief from economic sanctions. Iran and the major powers missed Tuesday´s deadline for a final deal and have given themselves until July 7 to reach one. Some of the toughest issues that remain Black Suspect Arrested After RacistMessage Discovered OutsidePredominately Black Church CBS4 [Denver], by Staff earlybird- 7/2/2015 10:45:31 AM COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A Colorado Springs man was arrested after police believe he left racist messages outside a church. Vincent Broughton, 44, who is black, is facing charges for committed a bias-motivated crime and disorderly conduct.The signs were posted outside the New Covenant church that is predominately attended by African Americans. One sign references the KKK. Another reads, “Black men beware, you are the target.” The messages had the congregation on edge. “We locked our doors this morning, so we were inside, but it shouldn’t be that way. You shouldn’t have to lock your doors in the church, it’s just… I’m speechless,” Walking While White –
Family Of Victim David Poole:
“He Will Not Recover”…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance earlybird- 7/2/2015 10:31:18 AM A 44-year-old father of five brutally attacked, smashed in the head. Doctors now tell the family there is no hope, “he will not recover”. His wife and kids have not left the hospital since the night of his attack. Friends and family are now seeking donations for funeral arrangements: MCKEES ROCKS, Pa. – The sister of a man who police said was robbed at random of $60 while walking through a park in McKees Rocks last month told Channel 11 News he likely won’t recover. “The doctors tell us there is no hope for his brain. His brain is completely Obama and Cameron in on blocking
heroic Kurds from fighting ISIS
Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod snowcloud- 7/2/2015 10:26:42 AM Courageous Kurds are a minority of one in standing up to ISIS and now the most self-centered friendship in the world is seeking to block them. “The United States has blocked attempts by its Middle East allies to fly heavy weapons directly to the Kurds fighting Islamic State jihadists in Iraq, The Telegraph has learnt. (Telegraph, July 2, 2015) “Some of America’s closest allies say President Barack Obama and other Western leaders, including David Cameron, are failing to show strategic leadership over the world’s gravest security crisis for decades. “They now say they are willing to “go it alone” in Are Americans still
in charge of our lives?
Aspen Times (CO), by Melanie Sturm AVFD15- 7/2/2015 10:17:37 AM Amid unending political horserace punditry — who’s up, who’s down in the wake of Supreme Court rulings, Congress’ trade-promotion votes, Iranian nuclear negotiations and the racist Charleston massacre — let’s Think Again about the most important concern: Are the American people winning or losing? Are “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness” — the national promise Americans celebrate on July Fourth — secure in this year of the Magna Carta’s 800th anniversary? That watershed moment in the annals of human liberty curbed a tyrannical monarch, like the American founding it helped inspire. Initially an agrarian backwater in a socially stratified world, America
Late Breaking News!Washington Navy Yard under lockdown, Navy says. D.C.'s Metropolitan Police say they're responding to facility; nature of incident not clear.(CNN)
Last Batch Of Hillary Clinton Emails RevealMore LiesLies, deceptions and the cronies who helped herdo it. Drip, drip, drip. Crowd in Madison, WisconsinYour crazy Uncle Bernie has escaped the atticand is on a rampage.
Congressional pressure building on Obama asIran talks drag outDeadline becoming a joke. Kerry should just buyan apartment in Tehran.
Enough with the coy attitude about his life long hurtfeelings. Obama lets his freak race flag fly.
Obama Refers To Some Illegal Immigrants As‘Gang-Bangers’ During Town Hall [Video]He may, just may, wish he hadn't said that.
Vicious Sid´s State Department"Clinton's association with Blumenthal doesn't pass the smell test. It doesn't pass the laugh test either."
Sanders rolls, doubles support in Iowa,Clinton below 60% for first time Washington Examiner, by Paul Bedard toledo- 7/2/2015 8:22:06 AM Populist Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders is on a roll, more than doubling his support in Iowa where the Democratic race is coming down to the independent against Hillary Rodham Clinton, with others like Vice President Joe Biden and former Maryland Gov. Martin O´Malley becoming irrelevant. In a new Quinnipiac University poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers released Thursday, Clinton continues to lead, 52 percent to 33 percent for Sanders. That is a huge jump for the outspoken Sanders. In a May poll, it was Clinton by a margin of 60 percent to 15 percent. Richard Holbrooke’s decline and fall,as told in Hillary Clinton emails Politico, by Michael Hirsch toledo- 7/2/2015 8:15:02 AM When it comes to Washington backbiting, even the dead don’t get to rest in peace. Among the revelations to emerge from the latest trove of Hillary Clinton emails are jokes and gibes at the expense of Richard Holbrooke, the legendary diplomat who died on the job of a torn aorta (literally a broken heart) in December 2010 as he sought to contain the chaos in Afghanistan and Pakistan. The emails, released by the State Department in response to a request by the House special committee on Benghazi, tend to confirm the sad narrative of Holbrooke’s last years, when he found himself Med-School Professor Tweets That FoxNews And ‘American Sniper’ To BlameFor Dylann Roof And Charleston Shooting Daily Caller, by Emmakristina Sveen KarenJ1- 7/2/2015 8:14:46 AM A professor of medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has taken to Twitter to place blame on mainstream media — such as Fox News and the 2014 film “American Sniper” — for breeding the type of racist thinking that led Dylann Roof to carry out the shooting at a Charleston, S.C. church last month. Dr. Faheem Younus is a medical professor at the University of Maryland, School of Medicine who doubles as a blogger for Muslim-American identity and the Middle East with the online username: “Muslimerican.” Additionally, Younus serves on the board for the Ahmadiyya Muslim Community,
Bernie Sanders sends a chillingmessage to Hillary campaign American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson magnante- 7/2/2015 8:04:42 AM Hillary Clinton and her campaign cronies saw something frightening yesterday: a fired-up crowd of ten thousand people in Madison, Wisconsin, packing the Veterans Memorial Coliseum to the rafters in support of a candidate best known as Not Hillary. The previously fairly obscure Senator Bernie Sanders is drawing the same kind of enthusiasm that Eugene McCarthy sparked in 1968 when he drive the even more inevitable nominee from the Democratic ticket, incumbent President Lyndon Johnson. It is clear that the progressive base of the Democratic Party is fed up with Hillary Clinton, the cozy-with-Wall-Street party insider who parlayed political connections into Wanted woman seen assymbol for U.S.-Cuban differences Philadelphia Inquirer, by Michael Matza - 7/2/2015 7:57:15 AM It was a murder on the New Jersey Turnpike - stunning violence near the New Brunswick exit. Now, decades after Black Liberation Army leader Joanne Chesimard was sentenced for the 1973 killing of a state trooper, escaped prison, and surfaced in Cuba in 1984, she is first and foremost among the estimated 70 American fugitives harbored there whose apparent flouting of U.S. law is fuel for critics of recent efforts to restore U.S.-Cuba relations. In December, 54 years after America severed diplomatic relations with Cuba, Presidents Obama and Raul Castro proposed a renewal of ties. "We view any changes in First-degree felony charges to besought against Texas AG Paxton Dallas Morning News, by Gromer Jeffers, Jr. StormCnter- 7/2/2015 7:39:59 AM For Texas’ top lawman, what started out as a simple admission of a civil violation could now turn into a major crime. A special prosecutor said Wednesday that he’ll ask a Collin County grand jury to indict Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on first-degree felony charges of violating state securities law. Kent Scha**er, a Houston defense attorney, said a Texas Rangers investigation of Paxton revealed that the attorney general broke laws beyond what he admitted last year, when he was fined $1,000 by the State Securities Board. “That’s what we intend to present to the grand jury,” said Scha**er, when Seeking like-minded tourists, WhiteHouse lifts photo ban on tours Washington Post, by Juliet Eilperin toledo- 7/2/2015 7:17:29 AM For more than four decades, a White House tour was a hushed event, where visitors moved at timed intervals through the executive residence, their cameras in their pockets, taking in the portraits of past presidents, the antique furniture and the color of the drapes. That changed Wednesday when the Obama administration not only announced that photos are now allowed, but encouraged people to share them online. By the end of the day, social media was flooded with quirky images from the White House: a travel blogger in a dinosaur shirt holding up a selfie with a partly rolled-up red carpet in the
Emails Show Hillary’s StateDepartment Communicating WithGoogle About Blocked Benghazi Video Washington Free Beacon, by Stephen Gutowski - 7/2/2015 7:16:02 AM Emails among State Department officials show the administration was in contact with Google regarding a blocked YouTube video after President Obama conceded that the Benghazi attack was a preplanned act of terror. On Sept. 27, 2012, Nora Toiv, a special assistant to the counselor of the Department, sent an email to other State Department officials with the subject line “RE: Google and YouTube.” The email referenced a phone conversation with a person named Sue who assured Toiv a block would remain on an unnamed video at least through Oct. 1, 2012. “Sue just called back and the block will stay Exclusive: Rubio and other conservativesenators press Ex-Im for liquidation plans Washington Examiner, by Timothy P. Carney toledo- 7/2/2015 7:15:33 AM The Export-Import Bank was last reauthorized in September 2014. That authorization expired last night, June 30, at midnight. This puts Ex-Im in a unique position — it is funded through the end of the fiscal year (Sept. 30, 2015); it has more than $100 billion in loans and guarantees outstanding; no legislation has passed terminating it. So there´s little precedent as to how Ex-Im should continue to exist. Ex-Im on Twitter today referred to a "lapse in our authorization," but that´s not precise. Under the law, as I explained in a blog post this week, Ex-Im is now in liquidation. Joe Biden likely to join 2016White House race next month,top fundraiser says Washington Times (DC), by S.A. Miller - 7/2/2015 7:00:07 AM Vice President Joseph R. Biden’s team is putting out the word that he is leaning in favor of joining the presidential race next month, according to a prominent Democratic fundraiser. The veep’s entrance would dramatically shake up the Democratic contest, confronting front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton with a formidable opponent who is equally well-known across the country and poised to tap a network of major donors. “They have given increasingly strong signals that Biden is going to throw his hat in the ring,” said New York businessman Jon Cooper, a top bundler for President Obama’s 2012 campaign who has been Obama badgers Scott Walker in Wisconsin Politico, by Edward-Isaac Dovere - 7/2/2015 6:46:37 AM President Barack Obama will employ some of the finest trolling tools imaginable when he heads to La Crosse, Wisc. Thursday afternoon: Air Force One and a presidential limo. After Republican Gov. Scott Walker meets him at the airport, Obama will head to the local University of Wisconsin campus and formally unveil his administration’s new overtime rule, set to raise wages for up to 5 million workers, as part of a hard-hitting speech ripping into Republicans for being on the other side of him on issues including equal pay, raising the minimum wage, worker’s rights, Medicaid expansion and opposing tax cuts
Whole Foods admits overcharging,blames employees and apologizes. Washington Post, by Will Greenberg holding my nose again- 7/2/2015 6:08:10 AM Last week New York City’s Department of Consumer Affairs said it was investigating Whole Foods for “systemic overcharging for pre-packaged foods.” The agency said it tested 80 different kinds of prepackaged products at New York Whole Foods outlets and found all had mislabeled weights. (Snip) Wednesday, Whole Foods co-CEOs Walter Robb and John Mackey, in a video released online, acknowledged that customers were charged incorrect prices for some of their products, put the blame on some employees and apologized. “Straight up, we made some mistakes,” Robb said in the video. “We want to own that and tell Images show Chinese airstrip onman-made Spratly island nearly finished Reuters, by Dean Yates holding my nose again- 7/2/2015 5:59:09 AM China has almost finished building a 3,000-meter-long (10,000-foot) airstrip on one of its artificial islands in the disputed Spratly archipelago of the South China Sea, new satellite photographs of the area show. A U.S. military commander had told Reuters in May that the airstrip on Fiery Cross Reef could be operational by year-end, although the June 28 images suggest that could now be sooner. The airstrip will be long enough to accommodate most Chinese military aircraft, security experts have said, giving Beijing greater reach into the heart of maritime Southeast Asia. China said on Tuesday some of its land reclamation in the Robot kills man at Volkswagenplant in Germany Telegraph [UK], by Staff holding my nose again- 7/2/2015 5:55:25 AM A robot has killed a contractor at one of Volkswagen´s production plants in Germany. The man died Monday at the plant in Baunatal, about 62 miles north of Frankfurt, VW spokesman Heiko Hillwig said. The 22-year-old was part of a team that was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against a metal plate, Hillwig said. He said initial conclusions indicate that human error was to blame, rather than a problem with the robot, which can be programmed to perform various tasks in the assembly process. He said it normally operates within a confined area at the plant, grabbing Latest Batch Of Hillary ClintonEmails Reveals More Lies Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff RockyTCB- 7/2/2015 5:30:11 AM Accountability: While the latest batch of Hillary Clinton emails contains many embarrassments — like her troubles with a fax machine — it also exposes still more deceptions on her part and by those around her. Clinton might have hoped she put that whole silly email kerfuffle behind her when she deigned to hold a press conference in March to answer questions about all the official email correspondence as secretary of state that took place on her personal account. But several claims she made then have since been shown to be blatantly false, and the latest batch of emails released by the State
Lost, stolen, broken: TSA pays millions forbag claims, USA Today investigation finds USA Today, by Nick Penzenstadler* MissMolly- 7/2/2015 5:27:42 AM The Transportation Security Administration paid passengers $3 million over the last five years for claims that airport security screeners broke, lost or stole their luggage or items inside, according to a review of about 50,000 complaints. After investigating to determine if TSA or its agents were responsible, the agency approved or settled with passengers in about 15,000 cases – nearly 1 out of 3 claims filed from 2010 to 2014. Payments ranged from a few bucks for missing food or medicine to several thousand dollars for jewelry, electronics and other items passengers said were broken or disappeared in TSA´s hands. The nation´s Meet the Native American Rachel Dolezal Daily Beast, by Samantha Allen MissMolly- 7/2/2015 5:17:31 AM Andrea Smith is a Native American activist and academic hailed for her Cherokee heritage. One small problem: She’s not Cherokee. Andrea Smith—an associate professor at University of California, Riverside, the founder of INCITE! Women of Color Against Violence, and a leading Native American studies scholar and activist—may not, in fact, be a Cherokee woman, despite repeatedly presenting herself as such since at least 1991. I first saw Andrea Smith in 2013 when she delivered a keynote at the Southeastern Women’s Studies Association (SEWSA) conference and, although her program bio did not explicitly mention that she was Cherokee, she was widely understood by Vicious Sid´s State Department Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial StormCnter- 7/2/2015 5:13:53 AM The big find in the first dump of emails from Hillary Clinton´s secret email server, aside from a few insulting comments about Cuban Floridians, is the fact that The New York Times was on to a much bigger story in May than it realized. Sid Blumenthal, the former Clinton hatchet-man from the 1990s, was not just sending Secretary of State Clinton briefings about the situation in Libya, but was briefing her about nearly every corner of the globe. Though barred by President Obama´s minders from any official job in the administration, vicious Sid had constant access to Clinton. Blumenthal´s sense of self-importance Egypt at War Commentary Magazine, by Michael Rubin StormCnter- 7/2/2015 5:12:17 AM Over the last few days, Egypt has faced a terrorist wave. First, there was the assassination of Hisham Barakat, Egypt’s state prosecutor, the equivalent of the Attorney General. Barakat was the target of Muslim Brotherhood and other Islamist animus for his role prosecuting thousands of Islamists since Gen Abdel Fattah el-Sisi overthrew the Muslim Brotherhood-affiliated president Mohammed Morsi in 2013. Now, today, a wave of attacks has killed at least 50 soldiers in the Sinai Peninsula. Ominously, several Egyptian security sources are pointing the finger at Turkey, Qatar, and Iran. According to Kirk Sowell, probably the best open source Arabic Some GOP candidates becomingunhinged over gay marriage ruling Washington Post Writers Group, by George F. Will StormCnter- 7/2/2015 5:06:32 AM In 1824, in retirement 37 years after serving as the Constitutional Convention’s prime mover, James Madison, 73, noted that the 1787 “language of our Constitution is already undergoing interpretations unknown to its founders.” He knew that the purport of the text would evolve “with the changeable meaning of the words composing it.” Now, 147 years since ratification of the 14th Amendment, its guarantees of “equal protection of the laws” and “due process of law” mean that states, which hitherto controlled marriage law, must recognize same-sex marriages. Anthony Kennedy’s opinion for the court said: “The generations that wrote and ratified the Bill
Conservatives Conquer the Export-Import Bank Atlantic Wire, by Russell Berman StormCnter- 7/2/2015 5:01:51 AM Conservatives have had a rough start to the summer: Republican appointees on the Supreme Court helped enshrine same-sex marriage as a constitutional right and reaffirmed Obamacare as the law of the land. President Obama is coming off arguably the best week of his presidency, and his poll numbers are rising (although, to be fair, so are Donald Trump’s). Yet without much notice, the far right did score a victory this week, when at midnight on Wednesday, the charter of the U.S. Export-Import Bank expired for the first time in its 81-year history. Little-known to most Americans outside Washington or the business Doctor Accused of Medicare FraudDonated $450K to Democrats Washington Free Beacon, by Joe Schoffstall StormCnter- 7/2/2015 4:59:04 AM A cardiologist in Florida who has donated more than $450,000 to Democrats has been suspended from receiving Medicare reimbursement payments over “credible allegations of fraud” after reimbursements as far back as 2012 came under scrutiny. Dr. Asad Qamar, a cardiologist based out of Ocala, Fla., was officially suspended from participating in the program in March, though the suspension was only recently made public. In January, the government intervened in a lawsuit against Qamar filed by whistleblowers who alleged the doctor had defrauded the government. According to the Department of Justice, Qamar performed “excessive and medically unnecessary peripheral artery interventional services and affiliated Moldova’s Missing Millions American Spectator, by Robert Zapesochny StormCnter- 7/2/2015 4:54:59 AM When he was finally captured, the legendary bank robber Willy Sutton was asked why he robbed banks. “Because that’s where the money is,” he replied. That stunningly simple truth must have been in the minds of those who contrived to steal approximately $500 million from the three largest banks in the small Eastern European country of Moldova. Moldova is a country with only 3.5 million people and it is likely to be the next battleground between the European Union and Russia. The thieves stole what amounts to one-tenth of Moldova’s annual Gross Domestic Product. The only person who benefits from this scandal Avert Your Eyes and Hold Your Nose Creators Syndicate, by Debra J. Saunders MissMolly- 7/2/2015 4:52:35 AM Downtown San Francisco feels like a large public toilet without enough janitors. More than once this year, I’ve seen men drop their pants in public places — including at Fifth and Market — to leave a smelly mess on the sidewalk. You can walk for blocks and never escape the stench of stale urine. At lunchtime, I see street people passed out on high-traffic sidewalks, and I am afraid to walk around them. The homeless have been a problem in San Francisco for as far back as anyone remembers, but to me it seems this year is the worst. There’s a America’s politicians take courageous,bipartisan stand against peas in guacamole Washington Post, by Elahe Izadi MissMolly- 7/2/2015 4:47:08 AM An outrageous proposition was lodged Wednesday: Put peas in guacamole, exhorted the New York Times. Nope. That´s how you feel, right? It´s a very easy position to take, if you ask me, and it´s one your elected representatives and political parties -- Democrats and Republicans -- are only so happy to adopt as their own. No poll-testing needed here. Yes, a bunch of politicians and parties gave their takes on something as dumb as ruining perfectly good guacamole with the addition of peas. It´s like the blue-or-white-dress question of foods. Here´s a recap of their positions, because this is important. Ex-CNN anchor surviveswild motel shootout New York Post, by Shawn Cohen MissMolly- 7/2/2015 4:39:28 AM A road trip down old Route 66 led to a Wild West-style motel shootout for a pioneering CNN anchor and her former-soldier hubby. Lynne Russell — the first woman to ever solo-anchor a primetime network news show — and Chuck de Caro, 65, had stopped at a Motel 6 for the night in Albuquerque when an intruder slipped into their room as Russell went to grab something from the car around 11:30 p.m. Tuesday. “I opened the door and he materialized out of nowhere; he was inside,” she told The Post. “And he pushed me into the room and onto the bed
Senator Demands Top Cop Lynch Look Into Clinton TiesIt'll take more than the smoking gun in Hillary's hand toget the Justice Department to act.
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Media Outlets Attack Donald Trump Like Pack ofWild DogsTrump takes on the part of Designated Driver againstthis Political Correctness Madness.
Hillary Clinton´s E-mails Expose Washington´s Cultureof DuplicityWhy is it that exposing Hillary is really punishing us?
Historians baffled by handprinton Declaration of Independence CNN, by Chris Moody Pluperfect- 7/2/2015 4:12:17 AM Washington- It´s one of the nation´s most important founding documents but the Declaration of Independence -- the document that paved the way for the creation of the United States -- hasn´t always been treated with the care you might expect. Since it was signed in 1776, the Declaration was haphazardly transported around the country in carriages, a sailing ship and even an unprotected car. "It was terrible," said David Ward, senior historian at the National Portrait Gallery. "It was put in a burlap bag. They rolled it up all the time, which you´re not supposed to do. It was exposed Going with the Flow Steynonline, by Mark Steyn Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 4:11:24 AM I started the day on Bill Bennett´s radio show, which is always fun. Jonah Goldberg was on before me, and advanced the proposition, after the Supreme Court´s almighty constitutional bender last week, that it wasn´t so bad; conservatives who just pottered around in their own world and tended to their families would still be able to lead lives largely unbattered by the forces of "progress". A few minutes later, one of Bill´s listeners, Claudine, came on and said that´s what Germans reckoned in the 1930s: just keep your head down and the storm will pass. How´d that work out? Claudine had US files formal extraditionrequest for 7 FIFA officials Pluperfect- 7/2/2015 4:05:47 AM ZURICH — The United States has submitted a formal request for Switzerland to extradite seven FIFA officials arrested as part of a corruption probe in Zurich in May, Swiss officials said Thursday. Switzerland´s Federal Office of Justice said the requests were received July 1, within the 40-day deadline required. They are based on a U.S. federal probe into alleged bribery and racketeering worth more than $150 million involving high-ranking officials at soccer´s world governing body. All seven men, who face around 20 years in prison, have already objected to extradition. They will be heard by Zurich police and granted a 14-day period to respond
As SC fire investigated, statsshow church fires not unusual Associated Press, by Bruce Smith & Ray Henry Pluperfect- 7/2/2015 4:03:36 AM GREELEYVILLE, S.C. — The Rev. John Taylor feared the worst when he learned his church was on fire, only days after a mass shooting at a black church in Charleston prompted Southern leaders to call for removing Confederate flags. The Mount Zion African Methodist Episcopal Church was burned to the ground by the Ku Klux Klan in 1995, one of many arsons at black churches that prompted President Bill Clinton to create a federal task force that led to hundreds of arrests. "Of course we thought about it. We wouldn´t be human if we didn´t," he said, standing in the hot sun Disney Castle Lit up with GayPride Rainbow; Social Media Erupts Breitbart News, by Daniel Nussbaum - 7/2/2015 3:50:31 AM The Cinderella Castle at Walt Disney World in Florida was illuminated to celebrate the Supreme Court’s recent ruling declaring same-sex marriage a constitutional right, prompting celebrations–and complaints. The Glenn Beck is reconsidering his position on the merits of boycotts, saying on his radio show that he’d consider using one against Disney after the company lit its Magic Kingdom castle in rainbow colors to celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision legalizing gay marriage last week. “Disney is supposed to be serving all families, but have you noticed that Friday, they lit the castle up with rainbow colors,” Beck said on his radio show. Last words of TransAsia crashpilot were ´Wow, pulled backthe wrong side throttle´ Independent [U.K.], by Caroline Mortimer - 7/2/2015 3:43:59 AM A recording of the pilot of the crash TransAsia has revealed the pilot accidentally switched off the plane’s sole working engine- a blunder that killed 43 people in Taiwan in February. According to a report by the country’s Aviation Safety Council on Thursday, Captain Liao Jian-zong was heard to say "Wow, pulled back the wrong side throttle" but did not realise his mistake until it was too late. Dramatic footage from a nearby motorway in Taipei shows the plane flipping over, narrowly missing nearby buildings and clipping the motorway and a taxi as it crashed into the Keelung River just Baltimore man charged withsetting fire to CVS in riot - 7/2/2015 3:40:35 AM BALTIMORE- Baltimore police have arrested a man authorities say set fire to a CVS pharmacy during the height of the riots that rocked the city after the death of Freddie Gray. Police said at a news conference Wednesday evening that 24-year-old Raymon Carter was arrested in Federal Hill after Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents spotted him. He is charged with federal arson offenses.Authorities say Carter set fire to the CVS at Pennsylvania and North avenues April 27 during the worst night of rioting in Baltimore. Police Commissioner Anthony Batts says Carter is responsible for causing $1 million
Benghazi, where Libya’s uprisingbegan, now a shattered city Associated Press, by Staff - 7/2/2015 3:38:11 AM BENGHAZI, Libya— The old courthouse in central Benghazi, Libya’s second-largest city and the birthplace of the uprising against Moammar Gadhafi, is a shelled-out ruin — a testimony to the destruction and chaos that permeate this North African country four years after the civil war that ousted the longtime dictator. The building is steeped in symbolism. It was here that the rallying cry first came against Gadhafi’s 42-year rule. It was here that pro-democracy protesters and rebels first raised the tri-colored Libyan flag, replacing Gadhafi’s green banner. Now, the courthouse is ruin and rubble, like much of the rest of Benghazi. Peak Leftism? Don´t Bet on It. American Thinker, by J. Robert Smith Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 2:39:29 AM As the 20th Century amply demonstrated, Peak Leftism is reached with robust pogroms and the wholesale crushing of liberty. When enough people have been ground up in reeducation camps, gulags, and dumped in mass graves, exhausting the economy and society, then the vitality is sapped from leftist ambitions. What remains is Russia. Leftism won’t reach that peak on these shores; Armageddon would ensue. Yet we can’t say that American leftists, unrestrained, wouldn’t be willing to try. Leftism placed in its proper historical context is synonymous with brute force. Even today in the U.S., the left practices “demi-force” -- bullying -- that The GOP Congress refusesto use the power it has American Thinker, by Christopher Carson Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 2:34:06 AM Instead of wailing and bemoaning the imperial edicts issued this past week by the Supreme Court on Obamacare, housing discrimination, and gay marriage, the Republican-controlled Congress would do better to exercise its constitutional authority and fight back. Here is one way. Few powers given to the Congress are more clearly defined, and yet more rarely exercised, than its power to strip the federal courts, including the Supreme Court, of jurisdiction over almost any subject matter Congress chooses. It is a mystery why the Republican leadership is so timid and weak in submitting to the clearly unconstitutional decisions handed down on a Obama Channels Reverend Wright American Thinker, by Colin Flaherty Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 2:30:32 AM After 11 years of hiding and hinting, the real Barack Obama is back. The guy who spent twenty years listening to Reverend Jeremiah Wright preach the gospel of racial hostility has decided it is just too much trouble to keep his black-on-white resentment all bottled up. So the president put it on full display last week at the eulogy for the pastor who was a victim in the Charleston mass murder. And what we saw was quite a bit different than the fresh-faced, new-vision, ‘put race behind us’ guy who electrified the country with his speech to the Democrat National Convention in 2004. Remember
Jeb Bush is no Mitt Romney,according to his tax returns Washington Post, by Kelseyy Snell Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 2:28:33 AM Jeb Bush is not Mitt Romney. That fact, his advisers seem to want to make clear, is evident from both the timing of the GOP presidential candidate’s massive release of 33 years worth of income tax data and from the average 36 percent effective tax rate he paid since leaving the Florida governor’s office. In releasing the data, the Bush team is likely trying to immunize the Republican from attacks that bedeviled Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee. Those included persistent barbs that Romney wouldn’t release enough information about his personal fortune and that he paid too little in personal income tax California Is A MicrocosmOf American Mediocrity Investor´s Business Daily, by Victor Davis Hanson Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 12:58:00 AM California keeps reminding us what has gone astray with America in recent years. The state is in the midst of a crippling four-year-old drought. Yet it has built almost no major northern or central mountain reservoirs since the New Melones Dam of 1979. That added nearly 3 million acre-feet to the state´s storage reserves — a critical project that was almost canceled by endless environmental lawsuits and protests. Although California has almost doubled in population since the dam´s construction, its politicians apparently decided that completing more northern and Sierra Nevada water projects was passe. So the parched state now prays for rain No, Mr. President, Castroite CubaIs Not What Change Looks Like Investor´s Business Daily, by Editorial Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 12:52:18 AM Diplomacy: President Obama´s much hailed "normalization" of ties with Cuba is anything but normal. Cuba is a top violator of human rights and the rule of law. Normal relations will just entrench the regime, not change it. With a flurry of the usual cliches about going forward and not being "imprisoned by the past," President Obama hailed his own decision to normalize relations with Castroite Cuba with his trademark "This is what change looks like!" in a speech at the White House Wednesday. Problem is, it´s one of the most inaccurate statements he´s ever made. The exchange of embassies in the two countries Cruz: Cuba embassy a´slap in the face´ to Israel The Hill (Washington, D.C.), by Jordain Carney Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 12:48:57 AM Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) slammed Obama´s decision to reopen the U.S. embassy in Cuba, suggesting that it was a "slap in the face" to Israel. The administration announced on Wednesday that it has told lawmakers that a deal has been reached to re-establish diplomatic ties with Cuba and reopen embassies. Cruz, who is running for president, called Obama´s announcement "unacceptable and a slap in the face of a close ally that the United States will have an embassy in Havana before one in Jerusalem." The United States currently has an embassy in Tel Aviv, but Cruz has repeatedly called for
Episcopalians Vote To AllowSame-Sex Weddings In Churches Associated Press, by Staff Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 12:42:54 AM SALT LAKE CITY — Episcopalians voted overwhelmingly Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church’s embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop. The vote came in Salt Lake City at the Episcopal General Convention, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. It passed in the House of Deputies, the voting body of clergy and lay participants at the meeting. The House of Bishops had approved the resolution Tuesday by 129-26 with five abstaining. The Rev. Brian Baker of Sacramento said the Hillary Clinton´s E-mails ExposeWashington´s Culture of Duplicity Commentary Magazine, by Noah Rothman Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 12:38:44 AM “I was there. I was a senior advisor. I didn’t know that,” former White House political advisor David Axelrod said of Hillary Clinton’s shadowy private email practices. He offered that self-defense on June 17 in an unsolicited effort to defend former White House Chief of Staff Bill Daley, who claimed that he was similarly unaware of Clinton’s email methods. “The question is, what are people focused on? What do they care about?” Axelrod continued. His implication was that no one will or even should care about Clinton’s decision to jeopardize national security in service to her own cherished “convenience” and E-Mails: The Smartest Woman in theWorld Comes Off as an Absolute Idiot Rushlimbaugh.com, by Rush Limbaugh Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 12:28:00 AM RUSH: Folks, we´re gonna go through it all here today, but everybody´s been lying through their teeth about this. Sidney Blumenthal has been essentially the secretary of state. I´m telling you, you know, since the early ´90s, I´m trying to rein myself in here. I mean, I just want to launch on this like you can´t believe. This woman´s stupid! I´m sorry. That´s not the way to persuade people. This woman, folks, she´s got a 1930s or 1940s political ideology, and her tech capability is 1950s. It is embarrassing. For example, she found out there´s a cabinet meeting, except she wasn´t Cruz: ‘Sad’ US Will Have Embassy InHavana Before Having An EmbassyIn Jerusalem Breitbart TV, by Ian Hanchett Desert Fox- 7/2/2015 12:26:11 AM Republican presidential candidate and Texas Senator Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) denounced the US opening an embassy in Cuba wondering “How sad is it that under the Obama administration the United States is going to have an embassy in Havana before we have an embassy in Jerusalem?” on Wednesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Show.” Cruz said, “I think this is a serious mistake. It’s a manifestation of the pattern of weakness and appeasement towards our enemies that has characterized the Obama-Clinton foreign policy. It’s the same pattern that occurred — that is occurring with regard to Russia, with regard to Iran, and it’s a
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Thursday, July 02, 2015
Gay Teacher Files Federal Discrimination LawsuitAgainst Catholic SchoolAnd so, it begins with one sinner casting the first stone.
Protesters Burn American FlagIn Fort Greene Park; OpponentsRush In CBS 2 (New York NY), by Staff - 7/1/2015 11:33:16 PM (Video) NEW YORK — A group made good on a plan to burn at least one American flag during a protest in Fort Greene Park in Brooklyn Wednesday night. But dozens of opponents of the protest stepped in and prompted the protesters to scatter. The group Disarm NYPD announced that it would burn both American and Confederate flags at the protest, and called them both objectionable symbols. “We maintain, unwaveringly, that both the Confederate flag, and the American flag are symbols of oppression,” the group said. The organization plans to burn them both at Fort Greene Park, “to demonstrate for In Tennessee, Obama Sings Davy Crockett Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering - 7/1/2015 11:25:50 PM The president appears more willing to burst into song after some rave reviews for his rendition of Amazing Grace. During a conversation about Obamacare in Tennessee, President Obama took a question from a man named Davy Crockett. “You don’t have a beaver cap,” Obama said to the man as he asked about about pushing through his application for social security. “Y’all remember that TV show? Actually a lot of people are too young here,” he said before singing a few bars of the tune. (Video) De Blasio: We’re Reviewing Trump’sNYC Contracts over ‘Disgusting’ Comments Mediaite, by Josh Feldman - 7/1/2015 11:20:34 PM Donald Trump has already been discarded by two major TV networks and a major clothing retailer over his comments about Mexican immigrant rapists and criminals. What’s next, a whole city? Well… Yes, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced in a statement today that the city is reviewing all of Trump’s contracts with the city due to his “disgusting and offensive” remarks. “Trump’s comments do not represent the values of inclusion and openness that define us as New Yorkers,” de Blasio said. “Our Mexican brothers and sisters make up an essential part of this city’s vibrant and diverse community,
Despite Mr. Obama’s ‘engagement,’Cuba continues its repression Washington Post, by Editorial Dreadnought- 7/1/2015 10:39:41 PM IN ANNOUNCING the reopening of the U.S. embassy in Havana, President Obama said “nobody expects Cuba to be transformed overnight” by his policy of “engagement.” That’s just as well because in the first six months of Mr. Obama’s normalization of relations with the Communist regime, most indicators of human rights on the island have moved in the wrong direction. Since December, there have been more than 3,000 political detentions in Cuba, including 641 in May and 220 on Sunday alone, according to dissident sources. Most were accompanied by beatings; at least 20 detainees required medical treatment in May. After Cuba Justice Dept. investigatingpotential airline price collusion Washington Post, by Drew Harwell* Dreadnought- 7/1/2015 10:34:52 PM The Justice Department is investigating whether some of America’s biggest airlines have colluded to keep airfares high, striking at an industry that has posted record profits recently while limiting routes and affordable seats, officials familiar with the matter said Wednesday. Justice Department spokeswoman Emily Pierce confirmed the probe, saying investigators are looking into “possible unlawful coordination by some airlines,” but she would not name the carriers. Representatives from Delta Air Lines, Southwest Airlines, American Airlines and United Airlines confirmed they were among those being investigated and said they were complying with Justice Department requests. Lawmakers and consumer advocates have routinely Episcopalians vote to allowgay marriage in churches Associated Press, by Staff Ribicon- 7/1/2015 10:34:13 PM Salt Lake City — Episcopalians overwhelmingly voted Wednesday to allow religious weddings for same-sex couples, solidifying the church´s embrace of gay rights that began more than a decade ago with the pioneering election of the first openly gay bishop. The vote came in Salt Lake City at the Episcopal General Convention, just days after the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage nationwide. (Snip) The vote eliminates gender-specific language from church laws on marriage so that same-sex couples could have religious weddings. Instead of "husband" and "wife," for example, the new church law will refer to "the couple." Bernie Sanders Attracts MASSIVECrowd In Madison, Wisconsin Daily Caller, by Al Weaver Dreadnought- 7/1/2015 10:29:48 PM Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders attracted a nearly sellout crowd Wednesday night at the Veterans Memorial Coliseum In Madison, WI, which seats about 10,000 people. CNN’s Dan Merica tweeted out the following photos from the event, which show the near-capacity crowd for the event. Meanwhile, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had trouble filling most of the Patriot Center at George Mason University in Fairfax, VA last Friday. According to the Sanders campaign (via Merica), the crowd count for the campaign was at 9,600.
Media Outlets Attack DonaldTrump Like Pack of Wild Dogs Breitbart Big Government, by Brandon Darby KarenJ1- 7/1/2015 9:48:09 PM Media outlets across the U.S. are sparing no energy in attacking billionaire and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for his recent comments highlighting criminals who illegally enter the U.S. from Mexico. Every possible chance to attack is being taken, with some outlets going as far as making news stories out of children saying bad things about Trump on social media. The frenzy developed shortly after Trump used his national platform to make comments on the criminal element that illegally crosses the porous U.S.-Mexico border to commit heinous crimes on U.S. soil. USA Today went as far as reporting on a YouTube video made ´I´m impressed - but my righteye could use some work!´: DalaiLama reviews his portrait by GeorgeW Bush during visit to Texas Daily Mail (UK), by Mia De Graaf - 7/1/2015 9:43:34 PM The pundits had their say. But amateur painter, and former president, George W Bush met a true critic on Wednesday: the Dalai Lama. His Holiness came face-to-face with his portrait during a visit to The Bush Center in Dallas, Texas, on his 80th birthday. Beaming, he said he was impressed and flattered - but joked that his right eye could use a little work, a staff member told Daily Mail Online. It was one of the more favorable reviews Bush has received - his younger brother Jeb openly mocked his portraits and said ´I´d like to wait till we get Robot kills factory worker after pickinghim up and crushing him against a metalplate at Volkswagen plant in Germany Daily Mail [UK] & Associated Press, by Julian Robinson KarenJ1- 7/1/2015 9:38:22 PM A robot has killed a factory worker after picking him up and crushing him against a metal plate at a Volkswagen plant, it has been revealed. The man died at a production plant in Baunatal, about 62 miles (100km) north of Frankfurt in central Germany, according to VW. The 22-year-old was part of a team that was setting up the stationary robot when it grabbed and crushed him against metal plating, the company´s spokesman Heiko Hillwig said. He said initial conclusions indicate that human error was to blame, rather than a problem with the robot, which can be programmed to perform various Eva Longoria ComparesDonald Trump to Hitler Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Kipp Jones KarenJ1- 7/1/2015 9:23:16 PM According to former Desperate Housewives star Eva Longoria, Donald Trump’s June 16 comments regarding illegal immigration liken him to Adolf Hitler. Speaking at an event for the National Association of Latino Independent Producers this week, the 40-year-old Mexican-American actress and activist said the Republican presidential contender’s immigration comments caught the attention of all Hispanic people. She also said she has refused to respond to them until now, because she has tried to avoid contributing to their “emotional poison.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, Longoria said Trump’s remarks
Obama Refers To Some IllegalImmigrants As ‘Gang-Bangers’During Town Hall [Video] Daily Caller, by Al Weaver LittleHoodedMonk- 7/1/2015 9:13:08 PM During a town hall in Madison, Tennessee Wednesday, President Barack Obama referred to some illegal immigrants as “gang-bangers,” adding further that those criminal migrants should be deported “as quickly as possible.” Obama made the comment in response to an audience member who asked if there were any plans to “expand” Obamacare for “sick migrant people,” especially those who “don’t have enough documents” that reside illegally in the U.S. “Well, we were very clear that the Affordable Care Act did not apply to people who are not here legally. And that’s the law,” Obama told the audience member. Chad forces arrest Boko Haramleader, hold 74 others Associated Press, by Staff Hazymac- 7/1/2015 8:51:49 PM N´DJAMENA, Chad -- Chad´s chief prosecutor says that security forces have arrested one of the leaders of the Nigerian extremist group Boko Haram. Prosecutor Alhassim Khamis said in a statement Monday that Bahna Fanaye, whose alias is Mahamat Moustapha, was apprehended Sunday, along with two others. He said Fanaye coordinated the trafficking of weapons between Nigeria, Cameroon and Chad for the radical Islamic network. Khamis said forces seized various weapons, communication materials, documents and more than 50 SIM cards from Fanaye´s home. He said a man described as the financier of the group was also arrested in another operation. Khamis says that security Gay Iwo Jima Photo Sparks Outrage Breitbart Big Government, by Caroline May KarenJ1- 7/1/2015 8:51:03 PM A gay rights inspired adaptation of the famous image of Marines raising the flag over Iwo Jima in 1945 is sparking outrage following the recent Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage nation-wide. The image — of four muscular, skin-baring men raising the rainbow flag posed like the Marines at Iwo Jima — was taken some ten years ago and appeared on a gay magazine, but was recirculated last week following the Supreme Court decision. Twitter is in an uproar. And dont compare gay marriage to the Marines who fought and died in Iwo Jima. The two events are not comparable President takes victory lap onSupreme Court ObamaCare ruling The Hill [Washington, DC], by Sarah Ferris KarenJ1- 7/1/2015 8:47:40 PM President Obama is taking a victory lap on his landmark healthcare legislation less than a week after the Supreme Court delivered a key decision in favor of the administration. “I’m feeling pretty good about how healthcare’s going,” Obama said to applause from an audience in Nashville, Tenn. (Snip) “I think it’s important to remember that everybody who has health insurance benefited and continues to benefit from this law even though a lot of folks don’t know it,” Obama said during the town hall meeting. The president rattled off “a whole host” of benefits of the law, ranging from free preventative services such
Southern Flank PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez Hazymac- 7/1/2015 8:45:47 PM Suddenly NATO’s southern marches are astir with trouble. The European Union’s heady advance into Eastern and Southern Europe has produced serious challenges. The most obvious flashpoint is Greece. Robert Kaplan writes in the Wall Street Journal that admitting Greece to the EU was a mistake, but now that Brussels has turned it into a cornerstone of its edifice there is no prising it out. (Snip) NATO can’t afford to lose Athens. “Greece spiraling into chaos would be a significant strategic disruption for Europe and therefore for the U.S.,” retired U.S. Admiral James Stavridis, a former NATO supreme allied commander, said Obama administration likely toblock new Redskins stadium The Hill [Washington, DC], by Timothy Cama KarenJ1- 7/1/2015 8:28:01 PM The Obama administration will likely block Washington, D.C., authorities from building a new stadium for the NFL´s Washington Redskins because of objections to the team’s name. The National Park Service (NPS) owns the land under the 54-year-old Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Stadium, a venue two miles east of the Capitol that hosted the Redskins from 1961 to 1996. Some city leaders want to demolish the current stadium and build a new one to lure the football team back from suburban Maryland. But Interior Secretary Sally Jewell, whose department includes the NPS, told D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser in April that, unless Hillary Emails: Blumenthal EditedHer CFR Speech for ‘Vague andGauzy Liberal Universalism’ LittleHoodedMonk- 7/1/2015 8:24:01 PM The batch of Hillary Clinton emails released last night by the State Department covers just a few months in 2009, yet shows a secretary of State leaning heavily on the advice of confidante Sidney Blumenthal. Like on May 20, 2009, when Clinton fired off an email saying “Can you talk? What # should I call?” Blumenthal replied that he was on a train, but “my cell works anywhere.” The number is redacted. Blumenthal was an aide to President Clinton and has been a longtime loyalist of the Clinton family, so fiercely loyal that he wasn’t welcome in any State Department position in the Obama administration. He went to work for What Complete Nonsense=>Obama Says US and Brazil“Share Similar Histories” (Video) Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft KarenJ1- 7/1/2015 7:53:52 PM Barack Obama held a press conference today in Washington DC with Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff today in the White House. Obama compared the US to Brazil, including our “similar histories”(?) “Our common values, our strong people-to-people relationships that we have, the fact that we are the largest countries in the hemisphere, with similar histories, I think all that means that we should be very strong partners for years and years.” What lunacy. Brazil was a dictatorship and under military rule until 1985. Here’s a brief history of Brazil: "The history of Brazil starts with indigenous people in Brazil. Europeans arrived
Someone is cutting Internet cables, causing massive outagesNot too far fetched to think this is an earlystart to weekend attacks.
Senator Demands Top CopLynch Look Into Clinton Tiesto Shady Uranium Deal Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper - 7/1/2015 7:39:54 PM Senator Chuck Grassley has written a series of letters to Attorney General Loretta Lynch, Secretary of State John Kerry, and Treasury Secretary Jack Lew demanding answers about a shady uranium deal with a company tied to the Clintons. "On April 23, The New York Times reported on details regarding the Clinton Foundation’s ties to a number of investors involved in a business transaction that resulted in the acquisition of Uranium One, owner of U.S. based uranium assets, by Atomredmetzoloto (ARMZ), a subsidiary of Rosatom, a Russian government owned company. The transaction raised a number of national security concerns because it Gay Teacher Files Federal DiscriminationLawsuit Against Catholic School Breitbart Big Government, by Dr. Susan Berry KarenJ1- 7/1/2015 7:30:57 PM Following the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage last Friday, a gay teacher who formerly served as band director at Mount de Sales Academy in Macon, Georgia has filed a federal lawsuit against the Catholic school claiming discrimination because of his sexual orientation. Flint Dollar, who is represented by attorney Charles E. Cox, Jr., says he signed a contract with the school on May 1, 2014 and announced to school officials he would be marrying his gay partner the following October without any objection from them, reports The Telegraph. He was fired three weeks later. However, a 13WMAZ News report Obama rocks out with his guacout, respectfully disagreeswith NYT recipe Chicago Sun-Times, by Scott Sutton - 7/1/2015 7:23:29 PM President Obama hosted another #AskPOTUS session Wednesday, using his @POTUS Twitter account to speak to his 3 million followers about the Affordable Care Act and what the Supreme Court’s ruling meant. But that stuff was boring to most of the Internet apparently, and the conversation quickly turned to the more important things happening like, “What songs are you listening to?” (Outkast and The Black Keys) and “What do you think about Jimmy Butler’s new deal?” (he didn’t know about it, but said Butler was a “great player” and that the Bulls should sign him to a long-term deal). Perhaps most
Happy birthday, Olivia de Havilland!´Gone With the Wind´ star is 99 today NBC Today, by Randee Dawn - 7/1/2015 7:07:41 PM Ninety-nine years of age is a huge milestone, no matter who you are. But to have reached that banner birthday as the last living actor from one of the most beloved (and controversial) movies of all time, "Gone With the Wind," requires a special note of congratulations. (Photo) So happy 99th birthday, Olivia de Havilland! Your Melanie "Mellie" Hamilton character may have lacked your physical endurance, but you made her indelible in the minds of millions with a performance that absolutely justified the Academy Award nomination you earned. Born in Tokyo on July 1, 1916, to British parents, de Havilland Russians’ hatred for Americansis now turning lethal Washington Times, by Marc Bennetts - 7/1/2015 7:03:21 PM MOSCOW — Anti-Americanism is on the rise in Russia, and the consequences are sometimes lethal. Late last week, a 45-year-old Russian beat an acquaintance to death with his fists after a drinking session in Yaroslavl, a city some 160 miles from Moscow. The motive? The victim revealed he often traveled abroad, and his vodka-frazzled assailant told police that he thought he was neutralizing “an American spy.” This may be an extreme case, but attitudes toward the United States have never been worse in post-Soviet Russia. An opinion poll published by the independent, Moscow-based Levada Center this year indicated that just over 80 Media Hide Facts, CallEveryone Else a Liar Human Events, by Ann Coulter - 7/1/2015 6:50:07 PM When Donald Trump said something not exuberantly enthusiastic about Mexican immigrants, the media’s response was to boycott him. One thing they didn’t do was produce any facts showing he was wrong. Trump said: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you. They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems to us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.” Anti-Israel activist Max Blumenthalnow a Hillary 2016 problem Legal Insurrection, by William A. Jacobson LittleHoodedMonk- 7/1/2015 6:43:49 PM It’s not like we didn’t see this coming. On May 19, 2015, I wrote that Hillary has a Blumenthal Problem – Two of Them: "I knew that Hillary was going to have a Blumenthal problem for her 2016 campaign. But I expected that the problem would be Max Blumenthal, son of close Clinton advisor Sidney Blumenthal. Max, the virulently anti-Israel activist, has been the subject of much controversy because of his penchant for vituperative and outlandish attacks on Israel, not the least of which was his call for Israeli Jews to be indigenized after the end of the Jewish state. See our Max Blumenthal Tag for some background.
Donald Trump surges,and Democrats cheer Washington Post, by Philip Rucker - 7/1/2015 6:31:28 PM For Democrats, Donald Trump amounts to a kind of divine intervention. With the Republican Party on an urgent mission to woo Latino voters, one of its leading presidential candidates has been enmeshed for two weeks in a nasty feud over his inflammatory comments about Mexican immigrants. “They’re bringing drugs,” Trump said in his campaign announcement speech. “They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists.” The comments — and many more since — have prompted an uproar among Latino groups and a series of acrimonious break-ups between Trump and various corporate partners. His outlandish rhetoric and skill at occupying the national spotlight is also proving to John Wiley Price associates enterguilty pleas, agree to testify Dallas Morning News [TX], by Kevin Krause & Ed Timms - 7/1/2015 6:22:28 PM Two associates of John Wiley Price pleaded guilty on Wednesday to playing a role in his alleged bribery conspiracy and are expected to testify against the county commissioner during his trial currently scheduled for January. Karen Manning, an African art gallery owner, has the clearest insight into one of Price’s alleged schemes to hide his illicit profits and could provide the most damaging testimony, according to court documents associated with her plea deal. Manning, 49, of Dallas, pleaded guilty to one count of subscribing to a false and fraudulent U.S. individual income tax return. Polygamous Montana trioapplies for wedding license Associated Press, by Matt Volz - 7/1/2015 6:16:52 PM HELENA, Mont. — A Montana man said Wednesday that he was inspired by last week´s U.S. Supreme Court decision legalizing gay marriage to apply for a marriage license so that he can legally wed his second wife. Nathan Collier and his wives Victoria and Christine applied at the Yellowstone County Courthouse in Billings on Tuesday in an attempt to legitimize their polygamous marriage. Montana, like all 50 states, outlaws bigamy — holding multiple marriage licenses — but Collier said he plans to sue if the application is denied. "It´s about marriage equality," Collier told The Associated Press Wednesday. "You can´t have this A swastika replaced by an American flag Boston Globe, by Dialynn Dwyer StormCnter- 7/1/2015 5:17:24 PM Seventy-five years ago, in the summer of 1940, a swastika appeared on White Horse Rock. The giant boulder sits about a quarter of a mile off of White Horse Beach in Manomet. The sight of the swastika taunted people on the shoreline: The U.S. was not yet at war with Nazi Germany, but would be by the end of the next year. Some news stories said “Heil Hitler” was also scrawled on the rock. Others say the names “Stalin” and “Hitler” were written on the side of the boulder not visible from the shore. Whenever the story comes up, my dad points out
´Thank you for our lives´: Touchingtribute to ´Britain´s Schindler´Sir Nicholas Winton as he diesaged 106 from the children whowouldn´t be here without him Daily Mail (UK), by Amanda Williams - 7/1/2015 4:34:59 PM Tributes have been paid to Sir Nicholas Winton who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Holocaust in 1939 has died aged 106, his family have confirmed. Dubbed ´Britain´s Schindler´ for his heroic efforts, he almost single-handedly saved more than 650 children from death in Nazi concentration camps. Battling bureaucracy at both ends, Winton arranged trains to carry the children from Nazi-occupied Prague to Britain. (Photos) He then kept quiet about his exploits for a half-century - the secret of his selfless efforts undiscovered until 1988 when wife Grete found an old briefcase in the attic containing a scrapbook and in The Big, Fat, GayMarriage Post-Mortem Weekly Standard, by Jonathan V. Last StormCnter- 7/1/2015 4:33:57 PM Everyone´s equal, everyone´s happy, love conquers all, and we are absolutely not heading to some dark, divisive place where the fabric of our society will be torn apart by people who, having invented "gay marriage" and imposed it on the entire country by a single Supreme Court justice, use it as a cudgel to wreak havoc on a host of other social and legal compacts which have ... Oh. Hold on. Couple pieces coming in over the transom ... Let´s check them out. Here´s Fredrik DeBoer in Politico claiming that social justice demands we now legalize polygamy. Here are the An Inside Look at HowHillary Clinton Plays the Media Mother Jones, by Daniel Schulman StormCnter- 7/1/2015 4:30:09 PM On Tuesday night, the State Department released some 3,000 pages of emails between Hillary Clinton and her aides during her tenure as secretary of state. The correspondence offers a fascinating behind-the-scenes view of American diplomacy in action, as well as the former first lady´s fashion choices. But some of the more intriguing exchanges involved the media—how her team sought to shape the news, the journalists they considered receptive to their message, and the close degree to which Clinton monitored how she was covered. Much of this email traffic involved Philippe Reines, a senior advisor and spokesman for Clinton known for 5 Comedies to Get YouReady for Campaign 2016 PJ Media, by Bridget Johnson - 7/1/2015 4:25:35 PM (Video) 1. The Distinguished Gentleman -There isn’t an Eddie Murphy classic I wouldn’t recommend watching — and by los clasicos, I mean Coming to America, Trading Places, Beverly Hills Cop and even The Golden Child. But The Distinguished Gentleman, in which he plays a con artist who gets elected to Congress solely on name recognition, is a keeper for campaign season. First, the late Lane Smith plays majority leader Dick Dodge perfectly — he would seamlessly fit in on the Hill. Then there’s the thin, pretty much non-existent lines between the “cons” Murphy’s character pulls to move up in Congress
Obama could sink 2016 Dems The Hill [DC], by Brent Budowsky Pluperfect- 7/1/2015 4:23:14 PM Nothing better dramatizes the damage that President Obama has done to Democrats than the fact that Republicans now control the House of Representatives, the Senate and a majority of governorships across America. Nothing better illustrates the reason for this damage than the president’s recent behavior on the trade bill, when he attacked and berated liberal members of his party and organized labor, and then claimed success when the bill was passed through his alliance with Republican congressional leaders, infuriating a majority of Democrats in Congress. In January 2014, I wrote a column for The Hill titled “2014 warning to Democrats,” where I Rick Perry blasts Obama forreopening U.S., Cuba embassies Washington Times, by Seth McLaughlin Pluperfect- 7/1/2015 4:21:22 PM Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry slammed the Obama administration’s decision to reopen embassies in the United States and Cuba, saying the move underscores the president’s misguided approach to global affairs and is unlikely to help the people living under the Castro regime. Mr. Perry, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, said the decision is the “most recent example of this president’s foreign policy that ignores reality in exchange for surface level political ‘wins.’” “The truth is that since the Castro brothers assumed power in 1959, their policies have changed very little,” Mr. Perry said. “The Cuban people today are not any freer politically This Changes Everything! Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod snowcloud- 7/1/2015 4:20:07 PM WHEE!!! The sound of the devil doing cartwheels of glee all over the Vatican. “The Vatican added yet another strange bedfellow to its expanding ecological alliance Wednesday, hosting anti-capitalist eco-crusader Naomi Klein at a conference on saving the planet. (AP, July 1, 2015) “Klein, author of “This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate,” acknowledged Wednesday that, “as a secular Jewish feminist,” she never expected to be invited to the Vatican. But there she was among the angels and saints of the ages, at home among their very relics all the same. Even Megyn Kelly thinks Ted Cruz’splan to further politicize theSupreme Court is ridiculous Salon, by Scott Eric Kaurman Pluperfect- 7/1/2015 4:19:10 PM On “The Kelly File” Monday night, host Megyn Kelly was having none of GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz’s plan to subject the justices of the Supreme Court to retention elections. “You want to rewrite the Constitution in response to a couple of decisions you don’t like?” she asked the Texas senator. Cruz said that the Framers “believed the check on judicial overreach would be impeachment, but the sad reality is that within a few decades, Thomas Jefferson wrote that impeachment had become ‘not even a scarecrow.’ Two hundred years ago, the Court wasn’t afraid of it, and today, we can’t 74 children executed by ISISfor ´crimes´ that includerefusal to fast, report says Fox News, by Malia Zimmerman - 7/1/2015 4:11:54 PM The blood-soaked executioners of ISIS have spared neither women nor children since the jihadist army established its caliphate a year ago, putting an estimated 74 kids and even more women to death for such offenses as practicing “magic” and refusing to fast during Ramadan. A total of 3,027 people have been executed by ISIS since it declared itself a state under strict Islamic law in Syria and Iraq last June, according to a new report by the UK-based group, Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. "Many of the charges against those executed are recorded as blasphemy and spying, but others include sorcery, sodomy,
Google Apologizes for RacistPhoto-Tagging Results PC Magazine, by Angela Moscaritolo - 7/1/2015 4:09:53 PM Not okay, Google. The Web giant´s new Photos app, which can automatically tag photos and generate albums, has been called creepy, but racist, too? As was first reported by Ars Technica, the search giant was forced to apologize this week after the service automatically tagged two black people as gorillas. Computer programmer Jacky Alciné reported the issue on Twitter after discovering that Google Photos had created an album labeled "Gorillas" featuring no actual photos of gorillas but images of him and another black friend. "What kind of sample image data you collected that would result in this son?" Alciné questioned. Less than two hours Iran Threatens to GoNuclear If Talks Fail Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo - 7/1/2015 4:05:10 PM VIENNA—Iranian President Hassan Rouhani hinted this week that Iran would decide to fully pursue its nuclear program in a way “harsher than what they [the United States can] imagine” if Western powers fail to uphold any nuclear agreement expected to be finalized in the coming days. Rouhani’s comments come as negotiators in Vienna struggle to solve disagreements over a range of issues concerning the future of Tehran’s nuclear program. The ongoing disputes prevented the sides from finalizing the agreement before a self-imposed June 30 deadline. Talks are now expected to continue through July 9. “If they [the P5+1 negotiating countries] breach the [nuclear] Somebody is cutting Internetcables, causing massive outages Fortune, by Jonathan Chew JoElla Bee- 7/1/2015 4:03:40 PM The FBI is investigating a mysterious string of attacks on fiber optic cables in the San Francisco Bay area, including one that severely disrupted Internet service at numerous businesses and residential buildings Tuesday morning. At least 11 physical attacks on these cables have occurred in at least 10 Bay area cities -- such as Fremont, Berkeley, San Jose, and Walnut Creek -- over the last year, dating back to at least July 6, 2014, FBI Special Agent Greg Wuthrich told USA Today. “When it affects multiple companies and cities, it does become disturbing,” Wuthrich said. “We definitely need the public’s Iran Repatriates 13 Tons ofGold Under Sanctions Relief Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo - 7/1/2015 4:01:41 PM VIENNA—Iranian officials said Monday that the Islamic Republic’s Central Bank has successfully repatriated 13 tons of gold as part of a package of sanctions relief provided to Iran by U.S. and Western powers. The gold was transferred to Iran by the government of South Africa, which had been holding onto the assets due to harsh sanctions meant to pressure Tehran to rein in its rogue nuclear program. The gold appears to have been released as part of a sanctions relief package that will have awarded Iran nearly $12 billion in unfrozen cash assets by the time negotiations wrap up next week. Iran received