Late Breaking News!Release of Hillary's email has been delayed until 6 p.m.to accomodate 150 newly discovered pieces of classified mail.
Chained upside down and burned alive:ISIS forces four Iraqi Shia prisonersto watch flames inch toward themin latest horrific killing Daily Mail (UK), by Tom Wyke JoniTx- 8/31/2015 4:05:35 PM ISIS have burnt to death four Iraqi men by chaining them upside down and setting fire to a trail of petrol that engulfed them in flames. The four men, who are chained around their wrists and ankles, are forced to watch as the flames lick towards them after a masked ISIS militant used a large torch to set fire to them. It is the latest horrific propaganda video to be released by the brutal jihadi group. (Photos) Forced to wear orange boiler suits, the four prisoners each introduce themselves to the camera, giving their names and a brief description of Jason Day wins The Barclaysin another runaway Associated Press, by Staff JoniTx- 8/31/2015 4:00:11 PM EDISON, N.J.— Jason Day, so poor as a kid that he shopped at a store where he stuffed as much used clothing as he could into a bag for $5, is trying not to think about the potential of a $10 million bonus for winning the FedEx Cup. That’s still four weeks away. Day, so cocksure as a teenager that he talked about being No. 1 even before he was a PGA Tour rookie, is trying to keep his mind off the possibility that he could rise above Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth and claim the top spot in the 214 Flag Officers BlastIran Deal in NY Times Ad Washington Free Becon, by Alana Goodman - 8/31/2015 3:48:57 PM Over 200 retired generals and admirals called on Congress to reject the Iranian nuclear deal in a full-page New York Times ad on Sunday, calling the agreement a threat to U.S. national security. The ad, which was placed by the Warrior Legacy Foundation, followed a letter to congressional leaders from retired military officials last week warning of the national security risks of the Iran deal. After the letter was published last Wednesday, nearly 20 additional flag officers signed onto it. “This agreement will enable Iran to become far more dangerous and render the Mideast still more unstable and introduce new
Nobody Cares About the ClintonEmail Scandal, Says Clinton Camp Washington Free Becon, by Blake Seitz - 8/31/2015 3:44:53 PM The Federal Bureau of Investigation is investigating Hillary Clinton’s private email server to determine if its use violated the Espionage Act. The unsecured server contained top-secret spy satellite information, raising the possibility that Clinton’s decision to go outside official channels for her correspondence jeopardized national security. That being said, the whole situation is a total snooze that is only interesting to the buzzards in the press, Clinton and her allies say. “Nobody talks to me about it other than you guys,” Clinton said at the end of a press conference that addressed the scandal. “It’s not anything that people talk Judge to IRS: turn over the WhiteHouse email information Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw JoniTx- 8/31/2015 3:28:18 PM Man, the IRS just can’t catch a break, can it? Some days I actually start to feel bad for them. (Okay… that was a lie, but I reflexively want to say it for some reason.) One aspect of the Lois Lerner fiasco which has gotten slightly less attention than Lerner herself and her mysteriously disappearing and reappearing emails is the allegation that the White House had been requesting the tax information of certain conservative groups as well. Up until now any and all FOIA requests for such correspondence with the White House has been refused, citing the privacy of taxpayers Armed Black Panthers to TexasCops: ‘We Will Start CreepingUp on You in the Darkness’ Breitbart Texas, by Bob Price & Lana Shadwick JoniTx- 8/31/2015 3:23:33 PM HOUSTON, Texas – Armed Black Panther members marched in front of the Waller County jail and shouted, “You’re gonna stop doing what you’re doing, or we will start creeping up on you in the darkness.” The statement was made just two weeks prior to the assassination of a Harris County deputy sheriff. Shannon Miles, a black male, allegedly came “creeping up” behind Harris County Deputy Darren Goforth in the darkness on the night of August 28. While Goforth stood at a convenience store pumping gas into his patrol vehicle, Miles allegedly raised a pistol and shot him dead. The comments, It’s 1968 Again:Crime an Issue for 2016 Breitbart Big Government, by Lloyd Green - 8/31/2015 3:16:36 PM Crime is back. Murder is up in New York City, New Orleans, D.C., Baltimore and Chicago, just to name a few Deep Blue hot spots. For Democrats that’s a nightmare. Barack Obama is our President, but he’s their guy, and the cities are their base. Hope and change weren’t supposed to be so bloody, and so dystopic. Yet, sadly they are. The bad old days have returned, and this surge in death and mayhem guaranties that crime will be a 2016 campaign issue. For the Republicans, the fraying urban landscape is an opportunity in the making. Heck, the GOP and
The obscene drive to avoid anySenate vote on the Iran deal New York Post, by Editorial StormCnter- 8/31/2015 3:04:16 PM Whether to approve the disastrous nuclear deal with Iran is the most important question to face Congress in years — yet the president wants to stop the Senate from even debating it. He’s pushing Democrats to use the filibuster rule to stop the question from making it to the Senate floor — and Minority Leader Harry Reid’s rallying the votes to do it. Of course, President Obama never wanted Congress to have a say here. But Congress voted itself an oversight role anyway — by 98-1 in the Senate. Now Reid’s rounding up Democrats to derail the process they helped set up to China: Journalist ‘Confesses’ to CausingPanic by Reporting on Stock Market Breitbart National Security, by Frances Martel - 8/31/2015 2:59:34 PM Chinese journalist Wang Xiaolu has been arrested and has “confessed” to causing the stock market to crash in what the nation is calling its “Black Monday” last week. State media outlet Xinhua reports that nearly 200 others were also arrested for “causing panic” by “spreading rumors” in publications or on social media. CNN reports that the Chinese government has arrested nearly 200 people and shut down 165 online accounts for allegedly spreading rumors that triggered panic among investors and caused the Shanghai Composite to fall by a staggering 8.5% last week. Xinhua cited specific examples of rumors allegedly designed to “cause IRS scandal: Time to fish or cut bait Orange County Register [CA], by Editorial StormCnter- 8/31/2015 2:55:16 PM Four months ago, Loretta Lynch was sworn in as U.S. attorney general, replacing the feckless Eric Holder. We think that’s more than sufficient time for Ms. Lynch to have completed her onboarding. The no-longer-new AG should get on with the business Mr. Holder left in her inbox. That includes, first and foremost, the long-awaited decision as to whether the Justice Department will bring criminal charges against IRS employees who targeted Tea Party and other preponderantly conservative nonprofit groups for inordinate scrutiny when they applied for tax-exempt status. In March 2013, Mr. Holder announced that he was opening a criminal investigation of what seemed Americans´ Ignorance AboutSocialism Is Unbelievable Jewish World Review, by Alicia Colon abuela10- 8/31/2015 2:54:25 PM Socialism has never worked but it is easy to sell to those who refuse to study history which is why progressives use academia as their base of operations. I´m willing to bet that "Animal Farm" and "1984" are no longer recommended reading in today´s high schools. Big Brother is only a TV reality show to many of the young today who regard socialism and big government as a good thing because that´s how the mainstream media presents it. If this country is to survive the disastrous results of socialist experiments in government, we need to educate our citizenry on what socialism
Let’s face it… the only winners fromObamacare were the insurance companies Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw StormCnter- 8/31/2015 2:53:33 PM Last week Ed talked about the large, looming spikes in health insurance premiums which are coming our way. For anyone who has been paying attention since roughly 2008 this really shouldn’t be any sort of surprise. We had plenty of warning from conservative critics and it was at least suggestively supported by Democrats who kept changing their story on what the Affordable Care Act was really supposed to do. Originally it was going to lower rates. Then it was going to keep them roughly the same. Then the Democrats admitted that the rates would go up, but they would go Jorge Ramos Slams ´Kate´s Law´As Unfair to Illegal Immigrants Townhall, by Katie Pavlich - 8/31/2015 2:52:20 PM Univision anchor and open border illegal immigration activist Jorge Ramos is slamming ´Kate´s Law´ as unfair to illegal aliens. As a reminder Kate´s Law, first introduced to public debate by Fox News´ Bill O´Reilly, would give a mandatory five years in prison to violent, deported illegal immigrants who reenter the U.S. Kate´s Law was proposed after 32-year-old Kate Steinle was killed by an illegal alien, who had been deported five times, while walking on a San Francisco pier with her father back in July. Notice how Ramos uses the term "immigrants" rather than "illegal immigrants." Only once does he use Latest Clinton Email Server DumpReveals 150 More DocumentsFlagged For Classified Information Townhall, by Katie Pavlich - 8/31/2015 2:47:35 PM Things are rapidly getting worse in the legal department for former Secretary of State and democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. The State Department is set to release a batch of 6,000 personal emails belonging to Clinton tonight, but we´re already getting a sneak peak of what they contain. (Snip) That´s right, 150 more documents flagged for classified information. This news comes on top of revelations earlier this month Clinton had at least 300 classified documents passing through her private email server, which intelligence officials are almost certain was hacked by foreign governments. Also keep in mind that out of hundreds Man Shot When Caught AllegedlyExposing Himself To Children Breitbart Big Government, by AWR Hawkins - 8/31/2015 2:37:46 PM A Detroit man was shot in the chest August 28 after a neighbor caught him allegedly exposing himself to children. The outbreak of sexual diversity occurred “just before 8 p.m. Friday in the 15000 block of Chatham St. on Detroit’s West Side,” according to WXYZ Detroit. A woman who said her name was India said she was away from her house when a neighbor called to say a man in her front yard was exposing himself to children. The man in question turned out to be India’s brother. “All I know is he [allegedly] pulled down his pants in front of my
Legal experts see no criminaltrouble for Clinton thus far Associated Press, by Ken Dilanian JoElla Bee- 8/31/2015 2:32:54 PM WASHINGTON — Experts in government secrecy law see almost no possibility of criminal action against Hillary Clinton or her top aides in connection with now-classified information sent over unsecure email while she was secretary of state, based on the public evidence thus far. Some Republicans, including leading GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, have called Clinton´s actions criminal and compared her situation to that of David Petraeus, the former CIA director who was prosecuted for giving top secret information to his paramour. Others have cited the case of another past CIA chief, John Deutch, who took highly classified material home. But Hasselbeck: Why Hasn’t Black LivesMatter Been Classified as a Hate Group? Breitbart TV, by Pam Key - 8/31/2015 2:32:05 PM Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends”, in light of the recent targeting of law enforcement officers including this weekends murder of Texas deputy Darren Goforth, co-host Elizabeth Hasselbeck asked National Review’s Kevin Jackson why the Black Lives Matter movement is not classified as a hate group. Hasselbeck asked, “Kevin, why has the Black Lives Matter movement not been classified yet as a hate group? I mean, how much more has to go in this direction before someone actually labels it as such?” Jackson answered, “Well they should do it, but unfortunately it’s being financed by the leftists. Ironically it’s people Father Crushed By Boulder In IdahoSaved by Quick Thinking 13-Year-OldBoy Scout Son…. Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance earlybird- 8/31/2015 2:27:12 PM Remarkable and uplifting story of how a 13-year-old boy scout helped his Father survive three days in the wilderness and hiked out to get help.Weighing in at 90lbs and carrying a 40lb backpack, 13-year-old Charlie Finlayson not only had the presence of mind to stabilize his seriously injured dad – he also knew exactly how to survive. The 52-year-old mountaineer and his son were camped at Ship Island Lake in the Bighorn Crags of the Frank Church-River of No Return Wilderness northwest of Challis. On Aug. 17, the two were scouting a climbing route when a boulder rolled Bernie Sanders Applied for´Conscientious Objector´ StatusDuring Vietnam, Campaign Confirms ABC News, by MaryAlice Parks JoniTx- 8/31/2015 2:27:09 PM Bernie Sanders applied for conscientious objector status during the Vietnam War, his campaign confirmed to ABC News. "As a college student in the 1960s he was a pacifist," Michael Briggs, campaign spokesman added in an email. "[He] isn´t now." Last week, the Des Moines Register ran a column from a Hillary Clinton supporter and Vietnam veteran, titled, "How can Sanders be commander in chief?" "My question as a Vietnam veteran is: How on earth could a person claiming to be a conscientious objector become the commander in chief of the most powerful military in the world?" questioned the column author Houston gunman ´shot deputy 15 times´in gas station assassination that ´coplives matter too´ sheriff has linked tonational anti-police rhetoric Associated Press & Daily Mail [UK], by Staff - 8/31/2015 2:26:05 PM A suburban Houston police officer who was ambushed at a gas station was shot 15 times, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said in court Monday. Shannon J. Miles appeared briefly in state District Court in handcuffs and shackles and said very little, other than to answer the judge´s questions. (Snip) ´He runs up behind Deputy Goforth and puts the gun to the back of his head and shoots. Deputy Goforth hits the ground and then he continues to unload his gun, shooting repeatedly into the back of Deputy Goforth,´ Anderson said. Goforth was shot 15 times and a witness saw
Houston gunman ´shot deputy 15
times´ in gas station assassination
that ´cop lives matter too´ sheriff has
linked to national anti-police rhetoric
Associated Press & Daily Mail (UK), by Staff JoniTx- 8/31/2015 2:19:21 PM A suburban Houston police officer who was ambushed at a gas station was shot 15 times, Harris County District Attorney Devon Anderson said in court Monday. Shannon J. Miles appeared briefly in state District Court in handcuffs and shackles and said very little, other than to answer the judge´s questions. He is being held without bond and was appointed two attorneys. Anderson read the probable cause statement during the hearing, saying that police received a call of an officer down at 8:20pm Friday. When police arrived at the gas station in the Houston suburb of Cypress, they found Deputy Darren Obama is accused of ´constitutional over-reach
and ´insulting all Ohioans´ by ditching former
President and renaming North America´s
highest peak from Mount McKinley to Denali
Daily Mail [UK] & Associated Press, by Snejana Farberov KarenJ1- 8/31/2015 2:17:41 PM A group of Ohio Republicans and Democrats have finally found something to agree on: they are vehemently opposed to President Barack Obama’s renaming of the country´s highest peak from Mount McKinley to Denali. The president is expected to make the long-awaited name change official during his trip to Alaska, where he is expected to arrive this afternoon to take part in a climate change summit. Rep. Bob Gibbs, a Republican from Ohio, released a statement saying that for nearly a century, the majestic peak has been a testament to President William McKinley´s ´years of service to our country.’ McKinley, a native of Shock poll in Iowa as Ben Carson
is tied with Donald Trump and the
top four slots are ALL taken by
Daily Mail (UK), by David Martosko JoniTx- 8/31/2015 2:15:04 PM Retired neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson has done what seemed unthinkable just a week ago, catching up with Donald Trump in a Republican presidential primary poll. The survey of Iowa voters by Monmouth University pollsters, released Monday morning, shows Carson and Trump each with 23 per cent of the GOP electorate in the Hawkeye State. And with former tech CEO Carly Fiorina coming in third with 10 per cent, a majority of Iowa Republicans – 56 per cent in all – say they prefer a White House nominee without any political pedigree at all. ´We are clearly happy with the survey,´ Carson Mystery deepens into how classified emails
got onto Clinton´s unclassified server
Fox News, by Malia Zimmerman - 8/31/2015 1:41:59 PM The daily revelations over classified information finding its way onto Hillary Clinton´s personal email server are raising perplexing questions for former government officials who wonder how classified information made its way onto the former secretary of state´s non-classified server -- especially since the two systems are not connected. "It is hard to move classified documents into the non-classified system. You couldn't move a document by mistake," said Willes Lee, Calif. Democrat: Obama ´Didn´t
Deserve´ Nobel Prize in 2009, But
´Deserves´ It Now for Iran Deal
Cybercast News Service, by Craig Millward KarenJ1- 8/31/2015 1:33:03 PM Speaking to fellow supporters of the Iran nuclear deal outside his Long Beach, Calif. office last week, Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-Calif.) said President Obama "didn´t deserve" the Nobel Peace Prize when he was first elected, but he "deserves it" now for the Iran nuclear deal. "This is a very complex world we live in. I´m just so grateful that we´re moving towards diplomacy and peaceful resolution of conflict, and the ability to have the most effective non-proliferation nuclear treaty with inspections," Lowenthal told 200 activists on what they billed as a "No War With Iran Day of Action." "On the other hand,
State Dept. to release 6,000 pages of Clinton emailsStringing out release doesn't seem like a really smart idea. Church says Trump isn´t an ´active member´He said he was. He also said he met his secondwife there and they believed that too.
Glenn Reynolds: Lessons indisaster for the next Katrina USA Today, by Glenn Reynolds Carolina Kat- 8/31/2015 12:15:44 PM Who can you trust when disaster strikes? Not the media. And definitely not the government. It’s been a decade since Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans. What were the lessons? Here are a few: 1. The press did a lousy job. Forget Brian Williams’ "huge lies." Though the press patted itself on the back afterwards, in fact, as American University Journalism Professor W. Joseph Campbell writes, “it’s instructive to recall how extreme and over the top the reporting was from New Orleans in Katrina’s aftermath.” Patraeus prosecutor: Clintonhas committed no crime USA Today, by Anne M. Tompkins Carolina Kat- 8/31/2015 12:09:20 PM Unlike Petraeus, Clinton did not "knowingly" store or share classified information in violation of the law. Former attorney general Michael Mukasey recently compared the inquiry into Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server when she was secretary of State with former CIA director David Petraeus’ federal conviction for the unauthorized removal and retention of classified information. As the former U.S. attorney for the Western District of North Carolina, I oversaw the prosecution of Gen. Petraeus, and I can say, based on the known facts, this comparison has no merit Poll: Americans Views OnDirection of Country Politico, by Nick Gass Carolina Kat- 8/31/2015 12:01:47 PM Americans are mad as hell about the way things are going in the United States. It´s not clear if they´re going to take it anymore. More than seven in 10 Americans — 71 percent — said they are dissatisfied, according to the results of a new Quinnipiac University poll released Monday. And 41 percent indicated that they are "very dissatisfied." Just 2 percent of the registered voters surveyed said they were "very satisfied," while 26 percent said they were "somewhat satisfied." Asked about the federal government, 27 percent responded that they were "angry," compared with 49 percent who expressed dissatisfaction, but not
The 6 Big Things I Know Aboutthe 2016 Democratic Primary Washington Post, by Chris Cillizza Carolina Kat- 8/31/2015 11:47:11 AM Democrats are flocking to Minnesota this weekend for the Democratic National Committee´s summer meeting -- a largely formulaic event that will be notable largely for the kibitzing and complaining about the presidential candidacy of Hillary Rodham Clinton and the speculation about the possible candidacy of Joe Biden. So, what do we actually know about the state of the Democratic race? Here are six facts. 1. Hillary Clinton is still the heavy Democratic favorite Wyoming farmer sues after facing $16million in fines for building stock pond Washington Times, by Valerie Richardson KarenJ1- 8/31/2015 11:44:38 AM Farmer Andy Johnson hasn’t sent millions of gallons of gold-mine wastewater down any rivers, but he’s facing more than $16 million in fines from the Environmental Protection Agency for running afoul the Clean Water Act. His violation? In 2012, Mr. Johnson built a stock pond for his horses and cattle on his 8-acre property in Fort Bridger, Wyoming.Even though the Clean Water Act exempts stock ponds, and Mr. Johnson had obtained the necessary state permits, the EPA ordered him in January 2014 to restore the area to its original condition or accumulate fines of $37,500 a day. Instead, Mr. Johnson Because of an electoral mishap, a US taxvote will be decided by a single woman Quartz*, by Adam Pasick - 8/31/2015 11:36:48 AM They say that every vote counts, but it’s not usually this literal: A vote on a local sales-tax increase in Columbia, Missouri will be decided this month by Jen Henderson, a 23-year-old college student. Henderson is the only person eligible to vote on the increase because she is the only legal resident of the Business Loop 70 Community Improvement District (CID), the Columbia Tribune reports. That’s where the City Council is trying to push through a sales tax increase at the behest of the district’s business owners. Under state law, the increase must be approved by residents of the district, which Who´s who in Clinton´s email saga Politico, by RACHAEL BADE and JOSH GERSTEIN Shenandoah- 8/31/2015 10:51:49 AM On Monday, Hillary Clinton´s friends, aides, interrogators and anyone else wrapped up in the ongoing drama surrounding her email practices as secretary of state will be poring over the largest release yet of messages from the first four years of the Obama administration. Her decision to use a private server, and whether that decision violated any State Department rules, has become the most intricate Clinton controversy since the long-running 1990s Whitewater land scandal, and the cast of characters in the drama continues to proliferate.
Boehner condemns McKinley name change Washington Examiner, by Susan Ferrechio KarenJ1- 8/31/2015 10:20:34 AM House Speaker John Boehner said he is "deeply disappointed" in President Obama´s plan to rename Alaska´s Mount McKinley "Mt. Denali," joining a chorus of Republican lawmakers, even though the change has roots in the Republican Party. The peak, which is the tallest in North America, was named after the nation´s 25th president and former Ohio governor, William McKinley, in 1896. Boehner, from Ohio, joined other lawmakers from his state in condemning the move, which Obama announced Sunday. "There is a reason President McKinley´s name has served atop the highest peak in North America for more than 100 years, and that is because it EPA carries on Obama´scontempt for rule of law Washington Examiner, by Editorial KarenJ1- 8/31/2015 10:16:43 AM Last Thursday, property owners across America sighed in relief when a federal judge in North Dakota enjoined the Environmental Protection Agency from putting its new Waters of the U.S. rule into effect. Federal District Judge Ralph Erickson wrote that a delay to the rule, which redefines the Clean Water Act to dramatically expand EPA jurisdiction, "is in the best interests of the public" because it gives the courts an opportunity to decide the issue on the merits. But instead of backing down as the court ordered, Obama´s EPA went full speed ahead on Friday, announcing it would apply its new rule anyway Obama: I´m Personally Hurt WhenPeople Call Me Anti-Semitic Weekly Standard, by Daniel Halper KarenJ1- 8/31/2015 10:10:40 AM Barack Obama is personally hurt when people call him an anti-Semite, the president said in an interview with the Jewish newspaper the Forward. Obama says "there not a smidgen of evidence for" the accusation. The editor of the Forward asked the president, "[D]oes it hurt you personally when people say that you’re anti-Semitic?" "Oh, of course. And there’s not a smidgen of evidence for it, other than the fact that there have been times where I’ve disagreed with a particular Israeli government’s position on a particular issue. And I’ve said before, and I will continue to say, that if you Can the First GrandmotherLight a Partisan Fire? Creators, by Suzanne Fields garnet- 8/31/2015 9:57:53 AM When Hillary Clinton lost to Barack Obama in 2008, the idea of scoring a first for women was trumped by the appeal of electing the first black president. She was a senator then and didn’t want to emphasize the differences in men and women in their approach to making policy. This time, you’ll hear Clinton use the word “grandmother” frequently in her speeches, even if she has to deal with how much older she is than the younger Republican candidates. The very appearance of Sen. Marco Rubio, age 44 (just the age of John F. Kennedy when he was elected in
TV gunman complained about his lackof sex and lamented how age hadended his ´glory days´ as a$2,000-a-night prostitute in suicideletter Daily Mail (UK), by Ashley Collman zephyrgirl- 8/31/2015 9:47:08 AM The cold-blooded killer who gunned down two of his former colleagues on live TV last week was afraid of getting older and worried that his days as a $2,000-a-night male prostitute were over. Vester Lee Flanagan II revealed his insecurities in a suicide letter and last phone call to close friend Robert Avent, of Vallejo, California. Avent spoke with Flanagan just moments before the 41 year old committed suicide on Wednesday, while he was being chased by police. Four days after the double murder-suicide, Avent received a package from Flanagan containing old photographs and letters which give insight into his mind ´They messed with the wrong family´:Father of slain journalist goes afterNRA and lawmakers who voted againststricter gun laws Daily Mail (UK), by Daily Mail.com Reporters zephyrgirl- 8/31/2015 9:41:26 AM The heartbroken father of murdered TV reporter Alison Parker said his fight for gun control laws has only just begun as he hit out against the NRA and lawmakers who voted against stricter legislation, saying they ´messed with the wrong family´. Viewers of WDBJ, a CBS affiliate in Roanoke, Virginia, watched in horror on Wednesday morning as Alison, 24, and cameraman Adam Ward, 27, were gunned down by a former reporter as they filmed a live segment. Andy Parker, 62, said he has not been able to watch the news after his daughter´s death but will fight to make sure Cruz´s Planned Parenthood StrategyWill Backfire Real Clear Politics, by Bill Scher garnet- 8/31/2015 9:40:13 AM Another year. Another looming deadline for funding the federal government. Another hot-button issue whipping conservatives into a froth. In the fall of 2013 it was Obamacare. In December 2014 it was immigration. This year it’s Planned Parenthood. Some conservatives seem determined to bet the farm, and the federal government, on defunding the women’s health services provider. Big mistake. Let’s put aside the political questions. Sure, I could tell you that the 2013 shutdown severely damaged the GOP brand; defiant conservatives will respond that Republicans won the 2014 midterms anyway. (Some have even convinced themselves that the shutdown helped.) And I could tell you that UNC “Literature of 9-11?Course Blames “Greedy, WarHungry” US for Deadly Attacks Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft KarenJ1- 8/31/2015 9:35:20 AM A freshman class at UNC Chapel Hill this fall with explore the 9-11 terrorist attacks from a radical Islamists’ point of view. The course will teach kids that the United States was to blame for the attacks that killed three thousand Americans. The College Fix reported: None of the assigned readings view attacks from perspective of Sept. 11 victims’ families An English class offered at UNC Chapel Hill this fall called “Literature of 9/11” explores the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks from the perspective of radical Islamists and those who view America as an imperialist nation. The reading assignments for the
President Trump will joina very small group Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm SurferLad- 8/31/2015 9:28:22 AM If Donald Trump wins the Republican presidential nomination and then the general election in 14 months, he would join a very select band of the nation´s leaders. So would President Carly Fiorina. Or President Ben Carson. They would be Americans whose very first elected office was the presidency. Americans through the generations have clearly preferred leaders with political experience to head the country, predominantly governors. But political office experience hasn´t always been necessary. Only five men out of the 44 presidents so far have accomplished that in the country´s 239-year history. All were Republicans or Whigs and three of them Islamist Deputy Sheriff ReceivedGo-Ahead to Keep Job at CAIR FrontPage Magazine, by Joe Kaufman KarenJ1- 8/31/2015 9:25:50 AM Nezar Hamze has two paying jobs. In one, he is a Deputy Sheriff at the Broward Sheriff’s Office (BSO), under oath to watch over, protect and promote the best interests of the community. In the other, he is the Regional Operations Director and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for the Florida chapter of CAIR, an Islamist group with numerous ties to international terrorism. It is disturbing and dangerous that someone from CAIR is involved with law enforcement. It is more disturbing that Hamze has his job at CAIR with the blessings of the Sheriff’s office. In June 2014, Hamze applied for the State Dept. to release6,000 pages of Clinton emails Washington Examiner [DC], by Sarah Westwood - 8/31/2015 9:23:25 AM The State Department is set to release a new batch of Hillary Clinton´s private emails Monday amid a broadening FBI investigation into whether the former secretary of state mishandled classified information on her private server. State officials have said they plan to release "6,106 or more pages" of emails Monday, according to court documents filed in a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by Vice News that has forced the agency to publish Clinton´s emails on a rolling basis. The agency fell short of a court-ordered benchmark for the production of emails at the end of July, blaming the shortfall on intelligence Kanye West announces he´s runningfor President in 2020 after admittinghe´d smoked a joint before epicacceptance speech at MTV VMAs Daily Mail [UK], by Staff KarenJ1- 8/31/2015 9:19:55 AM Kanye West announced he was running for president in 2020 during the MTV VMAs on Sunday. The bold declaration came at the end of an epic acceptance speech for a lifetime achievement award. Taylor Swift honored the star with a gushing introduction that was a nod to their first encounter. The 38-year-old famously rushed the stage when Taylor Swift accepted an award back in 2009, claiming that his friend Beyonce was a more worthy recipient. Kanye´s announcement that he would run for president comes almost ten years to the day that he attacked President George Bush on national television during How Trump could turn the presidency
into a ‘litigation circus’
Yahoo Politics, by Michael Isikoff Honeybadger- 8/31/2015 8:18:17 AM Kathleen Meese, an upstate New York schoolteacher, plunked down $25,000 five years ago for “Gold Elite” courses at Trump University — a for-profit educational outfit owned by Donald Trump that promised prospective students it would teach them how to “make a killing” in the real estate market. But Meese later complained to New York state regulators she was conned. Her Trump University instructor — supposedly an “expert” who was “handpicked” by Trump — turned out to be a failed businessman who had filed for bankruptcy and was hundreds of thousands of dollars in debt, according to court records. Her Trump University “mentors,”
Obama’s Stonewall Tactics: A Case StudyThis needed to be written. The time is now. McKinley’s Greatest MonumentThe article that asks, "Where does he get the right?"
Trump Calls Club for Growth ‘A Pack of Thieves’Note to Self: Call lawyer. Ask when libel laws kick in.
"The success of his loud-mouthery should send a messageto the mainstream news media.
Jeb Bush calls Donald Trump a "jerk"Oh, dear...it's catching.
Let's see which is more important, the Obama Library-Temple-Shrineor paying the state's debts.
Tone-deaf journalism: Media giveHillary a pass on ‘terror’ tactic Fox News, by Howard Kurtz Drive- 8/31/2015 7:42:02 AM Journalists are much like firefighters, swinging into action when disaster strikes. And when the flames of intolerance break out, we usually try to douse them (though some in the opinion-mongering business have been known to pour kerosene on the fire). We generally call out incendiary rhetoric, or at least spark a debate on whether a public figure has gone too far in using harsh language. That’s exactly what did not happen in the case of Hillary Clinton. There has been no shortage of inflammatory words in this campaign. Donald Trump stirred a furor by referring to some Mexican immigrants as rapists, and that’s Incivility and the Iran Deal Washinton Examiner, by Abraham H. Miller Drive- 8/31/2015 7:40:23 AM An internet petition calls for Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., to change his position on the Iran agreement by telling him not to be a "war monger." Schumer, of course, is no war monger, and neither are most of those who disagree with the dangerous agreement the Obama administration is intent on getting Congress to approve. The name-calling says far less about Schumer than it says about the quality of discourse created by the president. Richard Nixon had an enemies list. Barack Obama has enemies too. The difference is that Nixon faced a critical if not overtly hostile press. Obama, in contrast, Church says Trump isn´tan ´active member´ The Hill, by Rebecca Shabad Toledo- 8/31/2015 7:38:26 AM The church that Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump says he attends in Manhattan says the candidate is not an “active member.” "Donald Trump has had a longstanding history with Marble Collegiate Church, where his parents were for years active members and one of his children was baptized. However, as he indicates, he is a Presbyterian, and is not an active member of Marble," the church said in a statement to CNN. During a Thursday campaign stop in Greenville, S.C., Trump told reporters, "I am Presbyterian Protestant. I go to Marble Collegiate Church,” which is located on Fifth Avenue, south of Trump Tower. Trump
Jeb Bush calls Donald Trump a "jerk" New York Post, by Staff Honeybadger- 8/31/2015 7:07:41 AM Jeb Bush fired back at Donald Trump at a Hamptons fund-raiser, calling the Republican front-runner “a jerk.” At the Southampton event Bush — who has been blasted by Trump as “low energy” — added that watching his political rival is like “watching reality TV,” according to a witness. Bush — who had three fund-raisers in the Hamptons over the weekend — also claimed Hillary Clinton would regulate businesses like Uber, asking, “Why would you regulate a company helping people to make a living?” Among 75 guests at the private Meadow Lane home were Woody Johnson, Tamara Mellon, James Tisch, Jane Lauder, and Martin How Illegal Immigration FinallyTurned Off the Public PJ Media, by Victor Davis Hanson Judy W.- 8/31/2015 6:58:13 AM Why did the illegal-immigration issue launch Donald Trump’s campaign? Why did his recent tense press conference exchange with Univision’s Jorge Ramos please even some of Trump’s liberal critics? What is it about illegal immigration that has finally turned off so many Americans? 1. Race Over the years immigration activists successfully deconstructed the complex issue of illegal immigration into a race and class morality tale of privileged whites picking on poor brown people. The operative buzzwords were “racism,” “nativism,” and “xenophobia.” That theme is now mostly bankrupt given that every great lie eventually falls from its own weight. It was rarely the host, but Blue Bell Returns toCentral Texas Grocery Stores NBC News [KXAS-Texas], by Todd L. Davis StormCnter- 8/31/2015 6:41:58 AM Blue Bell Creameries began delivering ice cream to several markets Monday morning after being pulled from shelves in April amid listeria concerns. The first delivery truck arrived at an H-E-B grocery store in Brenham at about 4 a.m. carrying enough Homemade Vanilla, Dutch Chocolate, Cookies and Cream and the Great Divide to fill up freezers several times. "Over the past several months we have been working to make our facilities even better, and to ensure that everything we produce is safe, wholesome and of the highest quality for you to enjoy," said Ricky Dickson, vice president of sales and marketing for Who Put Me in theAshley Madison Database? New Republic, by Steve Hendricks MissMolly- 8/31/2015 5:22:20 AM A few days ago I received an email with the subject line “Urgent Lonely Blonde Request.” Urgent lonely blondes do not usually make requests of me, and they don’t usually make it through my spam filter. The blonde in question was a putative Vickie Greer, who explained in a couple of admirably concise sentences that she was young, erotically aroused, and would like to come over right now. She did not explain what a lass with a German email address was doing in Boulder, Colorado. I didn’t click on the link. Instead I forwarded the email to my wife, a
Obama’s Stonewall Tactics: A Case Study Power Line, by John Hinderaker StormCnter- 8/31/2015 5:11:48 AM The Obama administration has proved to be the least transparent in our modern history. To an unprecedented degree, the administration is staffed by scofflaws who flout their legal obligations. When confronted with requests for information, let alone actual investigations, Obama’s habitual response is to stonewall. This strategy has been remarkably successful in avoiding accountability, in part because legal processes are so slow. We have seen this pattern dozens of times. One instance, which is highlighted by a federal court order issued on Friday, illustrates how the administration has operated from the beginning of Obama’s term in office. The story, which we have Hillary’s Word Cloud MayOutweigh Biden’s Liabilities Commentary Magazine, by Jonathan S. Tobin - 8/31/2015 5:09:45 AM In recent days as it became more likely that Vice President Joe Biden was preparing to challenge Hillary Clinton for the Democratic presidential nomination, it wasn’t too surprising that negative stories about him would start to surface. Though there is some doubt as to whether he has the energy to run, Biden is currently riding a wave of sympathy that stems from the tragic loss of his son earlier this year. He’s also a likeable guy who has grown on the Democratic base during the last seven years. But he’s also a man who ran for president twice before and Burning Man welcomes the masses USA Today, by Jenny Kane & Trevor Hughes - 8/31/2015 5:07:03 AM BLACK ROCK CITY, Nev. — Burning Man opened the floodgates Sunday morning, letting tens of thousands of eager Burners into a more than five-mile patch of desert known as the "playa." Within days, Black Rock City will become the third most populated city in the state of Nevada, overrun with mutant vehicles, theme camps and art installations. Cars were backed up from the county road entry gate to State Route 447, and high winds rocked some of the incoming air traffic, but most Burners found that their arrival was a lot easier than last year´s. "We like didn´t wait at all, like zero Gun control is a dead issue Washington Examiner [DC], by Editorial StormCnter- 8/31/2015 5:03:51 AM A tourist, lost in the Irish countryside, once asked a local farmer how to get to Dublin. The grizzled old man´s reply: "I wouldn´t start from here, if I were you." Irish pessimism aside, we recount this tale to make a point. One cannot set abstract goals without considering the real-world starting point from which they must be reached. This is the problem for the many dreamers who, seeing Wednesday´s on-air slaying of two journalists by a disgruntled colleague, look cross the Atlantic today. They ask aloud why America cannot enjoy the astoundingly low rates of gun violence that exist in Western European
The Union That Rules New York City Journal, by Daniel DiSalvo and Stephen Eide StormCnter- 8/31/2015 5:00:53 AM One of the many crises that overwhelmed David Paterson’s brief, hapless term as governor of New York was a surge in Medicaid costs. Every recent New York governor has tried but failed to rein in Medicaid. Yet Paterson’s opportunity to address the problem appeared promising. Government spending had to be cut during the 2009 budget cycle because of that year’s historic collapse in revenues. Accordingly, Paterson proposed $3.5 billion in cuts to the state’s Medicaid program—the second-greatest burden on New York taxpayers, after K–12 education—and sought to shift monies away from inpatient hospitals to less expensive outpatient clinics. Hospitals would Trump and the Fate ofthe GOP American Thinker, by Jared Peterson steveW- 8/31/2015 4:57:28 AM Last week George Will joined David Harsanyi in pouring oceans of vitriol and contempt on Donald Trump and his supporters. Will´s dismissal of Trump and those who cheer him on -- dripping arrogance and anger -- seems to be a spreading habit among conservative commentators. I concede, though, few if any writers ever reach Will´s level of sneering contempt, superiority and condescension. This treatment of the Trump phenomenon, by both Republican Party leaders and many conservative commentators, bodes ill for the Party nominee´s chances in 2016. A repeat of the presidential elections of 1912 and 1992 is becoming ever more McKinley’s Greatest Monument New York Sun, by Editorial StormCnter- 8/31/2015 4:55:55 AM It’s a mystery to us where President Obama or his interior secretary, Sally Jewell, gets the authority to rename in Alaska a mountain whose name was ratified by Congress a century ago as McKinley. We can understand the Democratic Party’s interest, in that McKinley, a Republican, was a particularly fine President. He was, moreover, one of four presidents felled by an assassin. We can understand, too, the sentiments of Alaska, whose legislature has wanted to change the name. Where, though, does the president come off doing this by fiat? The question begs for an answer in light of the fact Is Trump the New Pat Buchanan? National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty StormCnter- 8/31/2015 4:51:52 AM A pugnacious, television-savvy, anti-trade, anti-illegal-immigration candidate comes out of nowhere, attracts intense enthusiasm from an angry Republican grassroots, gets denounced by a disgusted media, and suddenly endangers the hopes of a presidential frontrunner named Bush. That was Pat Buchanan early in the 1992 presidential election; that is Donald Trump today. Buchanan is one of the most significant figures in modern Republican history, but he’s been a perpetual outsider since leaving the White House in 1987. Once a trusted adviser to Nixon, Ford, and Reagan, he never held office himself, though he ran for the GOP presidential nomination in 1992 and
Life in a fantasy Washington Times, by Editorial StormCnter- 8/31/2015 4:49:09 AM Politicians live in a fantasy world of their own invention, where it never rains and the skies are not cloudy all day. There’s always an aide available to fetch and carry, to hold a trembling hand when the wind rattles a window, ready with assurances that the sun is shining at midnight, if that’s what the boss wants to hear. Republicans are equally susceptible to this, but this year it’s the Democrats who seem intent upon ignoring reality at every turn. Their party’s presidential front-runner is primed to reassure Democratic fundraisers and party officials that her campaign is in great shape. How to Lose a Winnable Election American Spectator, by David Catron MissMolly- 8/31/2015 4:47:16 AM Here’s some electoral history that Donald Trump’s supporters should consider before voting in their GOP primaries: Since 1972, no Republican presidential candidate has won a general election with less than 30 percent of the Hispanic vote. Nixon, Reagan, and both Bushes received between 30 and 40 percent in their successful presidential bids. All of the GOP losers from 1976 through 2012 received between 24 and 27 percent of the Hispanic vote. This includes George H. W. Bush, who lost in 1992 after his percentage eroded to 25 percent from the 30 percent he garnered in his successful 1988 campaign. It’s probably ‘You’re one of us now’ Washington Post, by Eli Saslow MissMolly- 8/31/2015 4:44:53 AM AUBURN, NEB. The sunlight bothered his eyes and the dry air gave him chills, so Troy Williams, 46, closed the living-room window and shut the blackout shades. Outside was prairie, corn and miles of clear Nebraska sky, but increasingly he liked it better here, inside a Section 8 apartment with the TV blaring. He locked the front door even though nobody but family had visited for three weeks. He turned down the volume on a phone that rarely rang. He put on sunglasses, lay on the couch and closed his eyes. His wife, Andrea, sat nearby, playing Candy Crush on her computer The Real Threat to Hillary Clinton New York Times, by Frank Bruni StormCnter- 8/31/2015 4:37:56 AM THE predicted Republican front-runner flails. The actual Republican front-runner rails, peddling insults instead of ideas. And the story line caroms from misogyny to xenophobia to a tussle over tresses: toupee or not toupee? It’s impossible to see how anyone electable is salvaged from this. Then again it’s not, because if you sort through the rabble, you find John Kasich. He may never make it out of the primaries. The odds are against him. And he has flaws, serious ones, which I’ll get to. But that doesn’t change the fact — obscured for now by the bedlam of the Republican contest — that the party ESPN punished Schilling for telling truthabout Nazis and extremist Muslims New York Post, by Phil Mushnick - 8/31/2015 4:35:00 AM I wonder if those entering the Dark Ages knew it. “Hey, who turned out the lights?” ESPN last week suspended its lead baseball analyst, Curt Schilling, not for talking games to death, but for a social-media message equating Nazis to current, extremist Muslims. “Curt’s tweet was completely unacceptable, and in no way represents our company’s perspective. We made that point very strongly to Curt and have removed him from his current Little League assignment pending further consideration.” Completely unacceptable? Out of line with ESPN’s perspective? So, then what — very strongly, no less — is ESPN’s perspective?
Scott Walker has fallen,hoping he gets back up Legal Insurrection, by William A. Jacobson Original Article StormCnter- 8/31/2015 4:28:35 AM In an electorate demanding a dismantling of the status quo, Scott Walker should be a natural favorite. There is no candidate in the Republican field who has delivered the institutional-level blow to the left-wing that Walker did by passing collective bargaining reform in Wisconsin. It wasn’t an easy fight, and it would have been easy just to compromise to get the howling crowds to go away. It was what I called Wisconsin’s long, strange trip: Police insurrections. Palace guards. Catch a Senator contests. Doctors behaving badly. Massive national solidarity protests which weren’t. Identity theft as political theater. Shark jumping. Legislators who run away Comparing Trump to ReaganShould be a Slappable Offense PJ Media, by David Forsmark Original Article Posted By: StormCnter- 8/31/2015 4:24:24 AM Post Reply It’s Presidential campaign season again, which means the name Reagan is going to be bandied about, embraced—and taken in vain. From Rick Santorum (who was a back bench congressman during the Reagan years) practically claiming credit for the Reagan Revolution, to Mike Huckabee repeating “As Ronald Reagan said, ‘Trust but verify’” at the drop of every hat, to 437,986,989 misuses of “Reagan’s 11th Commandment” (it wasn’t Reagan’s but he brought it up when it benefitted him), the legacy of the man biographer H.W. Brand calls “one of the two most consequential Presidents of the 20th Century” pervades the Republican nomination process. But When the wells run dry: Californiadrought forcing some families tolive in ´Third-World-type conditions´ Posted By: Pluperfect- 8/31/2015 4:01:31 AM Post Reply TULARE, Calif. – Looking for water to flush his toilet, Tino Lozano pointed a garden hose at some buckets in the bare dirt of his yard. It´s his daily ritual now in a community built by refugees from Oklahoma´s Dust Bowl. But only a trickle came out; then a drip, then nothing more. "There it goes," said Lozano, a 40-year-old disabled vet, masking his desperation with a smile. "That´s how we do it in Okieville now." Millions of Californians are being inconvenienced in this fourth year of drought, urged to flush toilets less often, take shorter showers and let lawns turn brown.
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White House announces that the country´s highestpeak, Mount McKinley, will now be called by itsAlaskan name, DenaliOnce again, without the consent of Congress, agovernment agency does Obama's will. The anti-Trump angst growsSideshow or roadshow to the White House, Trump hasthe money bundlers concerned. The First Rule of News CoverageEmbellish the talking points that your editor gives you,or choose another profession. Natural gas discovery could be largest everWill this gas find effect global markets more or Obama'sWhite House Middle East policies? Illinois Says It Can’t Pay Big Lottery WinnersYou can bet the Obama library will have the millions ofdollars it needs to be built.
Dr. Wayne Dyer, motivationalguru, dies at 75 CBS News, by Staff Pluperfect- 8/31/2015 3:56:41 AM Dr. Wayne Dyer, the renowned motivational guru and author of dozens of self-help books, has died at age 75, his family announced over social media Sunday. "Wayne has left his body, passing away through the night. He always said he couldn´t wait for this next adventure to begin and had no fear of dying. Our hearts are broken, but we smile to think of how much our scurvy elephant will enjoy the other side. ... We Love You Forever Dad/Wayne," his family posted in a message on Dyer´s Facebook page. Arctic chills, messy energypolitics await Obama in Alaska Associated Press, by Josh Lederman Pluperfect- 8/31/2015 3:51:23 AM WASHINGTON — Shrinking glaciers, Arctic temperatures and a mix of messy energy politics await President Barack Obama as he begins his historic trip to Alaska. Obama departs on Monday morning for a three-day tour of the nation´s largest state, closely choreographed to call attention to the ways Obama says climate change is already damaging Alaska´s stunning scenery. By showcasing thawing permafrost, melting sea ice and eroding shorelines, Obama hopes to raise the sense of urgency to deal quickly to slow climate change in the U.S. and overseas. His excursion north of the Arctic Circle will make Obama the first sitting president to Kerry, Obama to raise globalwarming issues in Alaska Associated Press, by Dan Joling PageTurner- 8/31/2015 1:59:35 AM ANCHORAGE, Alaska — Scientists are "overwhelmingly unified" in concluding that humans are contributing to global climate change, Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday night, and the public is slowly getting the full picture. Skeptics who stand in the way of action to respond to climate change will not be remembered kindly, he told Alaska reporters. "I think the people who are slow to come to this table will be written up by historians as having been some of the folks most irresponsible in understanding and reacting to scientific analysis," he said. Kerry spoke one day before he and President Barack Obama will
Man takes "selfie" whiledriving, crashes into tree WCSH-6 [Portland, ME], by Staff PageTurner- 8/31/2015 1:55:18 AM ORIENT, Maine -- Maine State Police said a driver attempting to take a "selfie" caused a car crash that left multiple people injured. The crash happened Saturday on Deering Lake Road in Orient. Police said 29-year-old Jordan Toner was driving with seven passengers when he leaned over to join the photo, ran off the road and into a tree. Among the people injured were two females sitting in the front seat. Authorities said one of them suffered a fractured nose and cut above her eye, while the other sustained neck and possible back injury. They were transported to Houlton Regional Hospital. Sgt. Chadwick WashPost´s Ignatius Relies on Hillary ClintonDefender With Undisclosed Connections NewsBusters, by Tom Blumer JoniTx- 8/31/2015 12:38:36 AM One of the odder pieces appearing during the past week in connection with the Hillary Clinton email and private server scandal was David Ignatius´s attempt to deny that it´s a scandal at all in Thursday´s Washington Post. Ignatius devoted four of his first five paragraphs to relaying the allegedly expert assessments of Jeffrey Smith, who Ignatius described as "a former CIA general counsel who’s now a partner at Arnold & Porter, where he often represents defendants suspected of misusing classified information." Sounds like an arms-length guy, doesn´t he? He´s not. He has been a security adviser to Hillary Clinton´s Wes Craven, man behind ´Nightmareon Elm Street´ and ´Scream,´ dies at 76 CNN, by Faith Karimi & Henry Hanks - 8/30/2015 11:54:14 PM Wes Craven, the visionary filmmaker who defined the horror genre with the long-enduring "Nightmare on Elm Street" franchise and later deconstructed and redefined it with "Scream," has died. He was 76. His family confirmed his death to the Hollywood Reporter. And Craven´s verified Twitter and Instagram accounts carried a photo of him, with the caption reading, "Wes Craven 1939-2015." Craven had been battling brain cancer, the magazine said. His career spanned decades, beginning with the 1972 revenge flick, "The Last House on the Left." While a commercial success, it pales in comparison to what came 12 years later.
White House announces that the country´shighest peak, Mount McKinley, will nowbe called by its Alaskan name, Denali Daily Mail (UK), by Christopher Brennan - 8/30/2015 10:26:46 PM President Barack Obama will change the name of Mount McKinley, the top of which is the country´s highest point, back to its traditional Alaskan title, Denali. His administration announced the name change on Sunday, citing the authority of the Department of the Interior, ahead of a trip to Alaska on Monday that will see him become the first sitting president to visit the state´s Arctic. Alaskans have long called the 20,320-foot mountain Denali, though pushes by its politicians to have the name changed have met with opposition from those in Ohio, the home state of the 25th president. ‘Hillary for Prison’ signs keepgetting stolen in the Hamptons New York Post, by Kathianne Boniello - 8/30/2015 10:19:35 PM This Hamptonite wants Hillary Rodham Clinton behind bars — and had to put his signs saying so behind an electric fence. Andy Sabin’s first “Hillary for Prison 2016” signs lasted little more than a day before they were stolen from in front of his Amagansett home last week. So Sabin took steps to make sure the placards were secure. The red, blue and white signs now sit atop a pair of 12-foot poles behind an electric fence with yellow warning signs. A surveillance camera keeps watch. Signs he put up in 2008 supporting John McCain’s presidential bid were also taken, Sanders: Dems ‘dead wrong’ on debates The Hill (Washington, DC), by Julian Hattem JoniTx- 8/30/2015 10:14:01 PM The Democratic National Committee is “dead wrong” by limiting the number of debates available to presidential candidates, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said on Sunday. “I think that that is dead wrong and I have let the leadership of the Democrats know that,” Sanders said on CNN’s “State of the Union. “I think this country benefits, all people benefit, democracy benefits when we have debates and I want to see more of them,” he added. “I think that debates are a good thing. Sanders said that in addition to officially sanctioned debates from the Democratic Party, candidates running for the White
The First Rule of News Coverage PJ Media, by Andrew Klavan Hazymac- 8/30/2015 9:05:45 PM Here is the first rule of “mainstream” news coverage in America: Whenever the prejudices and illusions of left-wingers are confirmed by an individual incident, the incident is treated as representative; when those prejudices and illusions are contradicted, the incident is considered an aberration — and treating it as representative is deemed hateful. It was by satirizing that rule that Breitbart’s mustache-twirling evil-doer Ben Shapiro once again got himself in hot water this week. The flagrantly brainy provocateur ran a headline describing the heart-shredding murder in Virginia of a local TV reporter and her cameraman: “Black, Gay Reporter Murders Straight, White Journalists Iran Nuclear Deal: what now? American Thinker, by S. Fred Singer Hazymac- 8/30/2015 8:56:57 PM The U.S. Congress is presently reviewing the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)*, a deal concluded on July 14, 2015 by Iran and the major world powers. It is likely that Congress will reject the Deal in September; but it may not be able to override the inevitable presidential veto later. Here we speculate also on what is likely to happen to oil prices, on reactions of Iran, Arab oil producers, and on Israeli pre-emption against Iran’s nuclear facilities. The September Congressional Vote Congress has sixty days to consider the Deal, based on what the White House reveals to them about the The anti-Trump angst grows Washington Post, by Jennifer Rubin - 8/30/2015 8:48:28 PM Republican operatives, insiders affiliated with no campaign and donors with whom Right Turn spoke last week are not pleased about the state of the GOP race. (Snip) These Republicans, on one hand, despair that an egocentric bully with no discernible political principles should be leading in polls. They observe that his incoherent mix of authoritarianism, protectionism and cronyism is antithetical to the modern conservative movement, and in tone is 180 degrees from Ronald Reagan. But they also note that he is building an organization and displaying “P.T. Barnum showmanship,” IRS sued over treatment ofAmericans who bank abroad PowerLine, by Paul Mirengoff Hazymac- 8/30/2015 8:44:59 PM The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) requires, in essence, that U.S. citizens who reside outside the U.S. disclose to the IRS all of their foreign banking assets including retirement plans, savings accounts, etc. It also requires foreign banks to assist the IRS in applying the disclosure rules or else face enormous penalties. As its not-so-subtle acronym suggests, the Act purports to be an anti-fat-cat measure through which to crack down on super-rich Americans who want to hide funds in offshore tax havens. In practice, it inflicts adverse consequences — possibly unintended, but highly foreseeable — on millions of non-wealthy Americans
Administration developing sanctionsagainst China over cyberespionage Washington Post, by Ellen Nakashima LittleHoodedMonk- 8/30/2015 8:43:29 PM The Obama administration is developing a package of unprecedented economic sanctions against Chinese companies and individuals who have benefited from their government’s cyber theft of valuable U.S. trade secrets. The U.S. government has not yet decided whether to issue these sanctions, but a final call is expected soon—perhaps even within the next two weeks, according to several administration officials, who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss internal deliberations. Issuing sanctions would represent a significant expansion in the administration’s public response to the rising wave of cyber-economic espionage German Physicists: Late 20thCentury Warming “Nothing Unusual” PowerLine, by John Hinderaker Hazymac- 8/30/2015 8:36:40 PM As regular readers know, a battle over global warming hysteria is raging among scientists, and the alarmists are consistently getting the worst of it. German scientists Horst-Joachim Lüdecke, Alexander Hempelmann and Carl Otto Weiss have published two influential studies in the European Geophysical Union journal. The first, published in 2013, examined the past 250 years of climate history. The second, published earlier this year, extended the research through the past 2,500 years. Their findings are consistent with the main currents of modern climate science (as opposed to climate politics): "The analysis of the past 2500 years involved data from tree rings, sediment
Illinois Says It Can’t PayBig Lottery Winners Associated Press, by Staff - 8/30/2015 6:44:20 PM SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — Big-time Illinois Lottery winners aren’t getting the largesse. They’re getting left out. Without a state budget agreement two months into the new fiscal year, there’s no authority for the state comptroller to cut checks over $25,000. That means smaller winnings can be paid out, but not the larger lottery wins. Susan Rick, who lives in Oglesby, Illinois, planned home fix-ups and a visit to her daughter after her boyfriend won $250,000 last month. But they were told to wait. Rick tells the Chicago Tribune that if the situation were reversed, the state would “come take it, and they don’t care Who Shot the Sheriff? PJ Media, by Roger L. Simon Pluperfect- 8/30/2015 4:59:43 PM “Investigators were trying to determine Sunday what may have motivated a 30-year-old man [Shannon Miles, black] accused of ambushing a uniformed suburban Houston sheriff’s deputy [Darren Goforth, white] filling his patrol car with gas in what authorities believe was a targeted killing,” saith the AP in the newspeak of our time. Well, I can help them with that. Let’s start with the obvious. Shannon Miles (a black man) is a crazy guy, just as Dylann Roof (the white man from the Charleston church shootings) is a crazy guy and Vester Lee Flanagan (the black man who killed his white co-workers at ‘The Boy Scout Handbook’Is The Best YA Book Ever Daily Beast, by Stefan Beck Pluperfect- 8/30/2015 4:55:23 PM It teaches adventure, independence, and how to navigate by the stars—and along the way, helps kids become the adults we all wish we could be. When I turned 30 and my dad turned 60, on the same day, we celebrated by meeting up in Yosemite National Park, where he had climbed Half Dome in the 1970s. The sun-faded “Climber’s Map of Yosemite Valley” that he had produced in college, as a major in geography and cartography, enjoyed pride of place in our home throughout my childhood, and I’d heard many tales of the Valley, but somehow we had never made the
Trailer drags Michigan state trooper forseveral miles after highway collision;Trooper Chad Wolf dies hours later: police New York Daily News, by Tobias Salinger Pluperfect- 8/30/2015 4:47:14 PM A flatbed trailer dragged a Michigan state trooper for several miles after the car towing the trailer collided with the officer’s motorcycle in a fatal crash on Friday morning, police said. Trooper Chad Wolf, 38, was crossing over I-75 on Dixie Highway in Springfield Township in southeastern Michigan when the car’s driver suddenly switched lanes to enter I-75, police told MLive.com. The 72-year-old driver from nearby Waterford slammed into Wolf at around 6:30 a.m., police said. The collision threw Wolf off his bike and trapped him beneath the empty flatbed as the driver continued onto the interstate, according to the Over One Thousand GatherWhere Deputy was Executed Breitbart Texas, by Lana Shadwick JoniTx- 8/30/2015 4:19:32 PM HOUSTON, Texas — One night after Deputy Darren Goforth was executed at a Chevron station in Houston, Texas, over a thousand people gathered at the site to memorialize the man who was apparently murdered simply because he wore a police uniform. There was an outpouring of support for Harris County Sheriff Deputy Goforth, and for law enforcement officers and their families. (Photo) Deputy Goforth was shot execution-style at a gas station on Friday night. The officer was in uniform and was putting gas in his patrol car at a Chevron station in northwest Houston. Witnesses told Breitbart Texas that the Famed neurologist Oliver Sacks, authorof Awakenings, dead at 82 United Press International, by Amy R. Connolly JoniTx- 8/30/2015 4:10:16 PM NEW YORK- Oliver Sacks, a famed neurologist known for his work to uncover the deep recesses of the human brain and the acclaimed author of Awakenings, died Sunday of cancer. Sacks, 82, a medical doctor and writer, achieved a level of popularity not seen in many scientists. More than a million copies of his books are in print in the United States, his work has been adapted for film and stage, and he received some 10,000 letters a year. His book Awakenings, which inspired an Oscar-nominated film of the same name starring Robin Williams, detailed his work with a group Statue Of Confederate President JeffersonDavis Comes Down At The University Of Texas BuzzFeed News, by Salvador Hernandez & David Mack - 8/30/2015 3:34:15 PM A statue of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy during the Civil War, was removed from its prominent location at the center of the University of Texas at Austin on Sunday, marking a success for a student-led movement that gained momentum after the shooting massacre at an historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina. The statue of the Confederate leader has been displayed for decades in the most prominent open space of the campus, sitting along with other Confederate leaders, such as Albert Sidney Johnston, John H. Reagan, and Robert E. Lee. But on Sunday morning, more than 100 people watched
Natural gas discovery could be largest ever CNN Money, by David Goldman LittleHoodedMonk- 8/30/2015 3:19:07 PM Will natural gas kill coal? In what could be the largest natural gas discovery in history, Italian energy company Eni says it has unearthed a "supergiant" gas field in the Mediterranean Sea covering about 40 square miles. The gas field could hold a potential of 30 trillion cubic feet of natural gas. Eni says that´s the energy equivalent of about 5.5 billion barrels of oil. The company won´t know the field´s true size until it begins to develop it. Found in the deep waters off the northern coast of Egypt, Eni claims the gas field to be the largest ever in the Mediterranean and possibly the world. WaPo editorial writer about to becomevery unpopular with #BlackLivesMatter Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw MissMolly- 8/30/2015 3:16:04 PM When we talk about growing violence in America’s larger cities we frequently focus on New York and Baltimore. (And for good reason, to be honest.) But the nation’s capital has been experiencing its own problems along those lines lately. A rather chilling recounting of some of these “local stories” provides the backdrop for a recent op-ed column in the WaPo by Colbert I. King. I’ll confess that some of the stories of violence and mayhem King is talking about were completely unknown to me, leading the author to compare Washington to “the wild west.” One example is the case where the Trump Calls Club for Growth‘A Pack of Thieves’ Breitbart Big Government, by Michael Patrick Leahy MissMolly- 8/30/2015 3:13:42 PM NASHVILLE, Tennessee–In an exclusive interview with Breitbart News, GOP front runner Donald Trump is firing back at the Club for Growth. “They’re a pack of thieves,” Trump told Breitbart News as he was leaving Nashville’s Rocketown facility. He had just finished delivering a high-energy speech to an overflow crowd of more than 1,000 people. Trump was attending the annual convention of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, which describes itself as “the grassroots Republican wing of the Republican Party.” “They [the Club for Growth] came to my office looking for money. I turned them down. That’s why they’re after me,”
MI6 Spy Found Dead in Bag inBath Had Hacked Clinton Data Breitbart London, by Staff LittleHoodedMonk- 8/30/2015 3:10:44 PM The MI6 spy who was found dead inside a holdall bag in his bathtub in London hacked into secret data held on former U.S. President Bill Clinton, The Sun newspaper has sensationally claimed today. Gareth Williams was 31 years old when he was found naked, dead in his own bathtub in Pimlico, just a few minutes walk away from Britain’s Houses of Parliament. Speculation has been rife ever since his death in September 2010 about the circumstances surrounding his death. A Metropolitan Police investigation revealed predictably, though suspiciously, that Mr Williams’ death was “probably an accident”. ABC’s Raddatz Grills Bernie Sanderson Lack of Foreign Policy Positions Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein LittleHoodedMonk- 8/30/2015 3:00:32 PM Bernie Sanders may be leading Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire (according to one poll) and gaining on her in Iowa (according to another), but is his campaign platform missing some crucial positions? That was the supposition put forward on Sunday morning by This Week’s Martha Raddatz, who pointed out to Sanders that “There are two issues that are entirely missing from your campaign website, and those are issues of national security and foreign policy.” She asked, “Don’t you feel these are issues a president should be very concerned about?” “Absolutely, Martha, and in all fairness, we’ve only been in this race for Chris Wallace Confronts Christie:You’ve Had Your Own Email Problems Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein LittleHoodedMonk- 8/30/2015 2:51:14 PM According to Fox News’ Chris Wallace, Hillary Clinton might not be the only 2016 candidate with email issues. “You’ve had your own problems,” the host reminded Chris Christie Sunday morning. Wallace noted that at “the height of the Bridgegate scandal,” it turned out that 12 text messages sent between the New Jersey governor and one of his top aides had been deleted. And, in addition, Christie had conducted government business on a private Yahoo account, which goes against state regulations. “My government business was conducted on a government email account,” Christie insisted, saying that any business emails Fiorina May Find Center Stage Uncomfortable Bloomberg View, by Albert R. Hunt LittleHoodedMonk- 8/30/2015 12:43:09 PM There is a strong desire in Republican circles for Carly Fiorina to be on the main stage in the next presidential debate. Few in the party say the former Hewlett-Packard chief executive has any chance of winning the nomination or even think she is the best candidate. Instead, they argue that a party that has a problem with female voters can ill afford a sizable top-tier field that´s exclusively middle-aged or older men. Moreover, they love her slashing attacks on Hillary Clinton, whom Fiorina frequently calls a liar. Fiorina obviously would relish greater visibility, and her supporters anticipate that unlike the first presidential debate, on Aug. 6,
Scurrying Rabbi(t)s American Spectator, by Jay D. Homnick Hazymac- 8/30/2015 12:33:21 PM Three hundred and forty — count ’em — Reform and Conservative rabbis have signed an open letter to the United States Congress, asking the members to vote to confirm the deal negotiated between John Kerry and the government of Iran. They are taking whatever moral, ethical, spiritual, and religious chips they have and trying to cash them in for political capital. Interestingly, the number of three hundred and forty, when converted into Hebrew letters (the sh sound has a value of three hundred and the m sound equals forty) can spell either ‘sham’ or ‘shame.’ Both of these fit nicely here, The superagent who ruledHollywood with sex and booze New York Post, by Larry Getlen MissMolly- 8/30/2015 12:30:53 PM At a 1973 meeting at CMA, the Hollywood talent agency that later became ICM, the company’s owner was leading the proceedings when in walked agent Sue Mengers, 10 minutes late and wearing a muumuu. She attempted to comb her hair as the meeting continued, and sat with one foot underneath her, revealing that she was not wearing underwear. As she “fiddled with her tortoiseshell comb, one of her false nails popped off and fell in front of her on the marble table. ‘Aaach,’ she muttered, ‘that f--kin’ [racist slur for people of Asian descent] didn’t do the paste right on Jindal: Hillary ´literally oneemail away from going to jail´ Washington Examiner [DC], by Barbara Boland - 8/30/2015 12:26:46 PM Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton´s use of a private email server during her tenure as secretary of state presents security implications that might land her in prison, charged Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal on Sunday. "With Hillary Clinton, it just seems to be one scandal after another," the GOP candidate said on ABC´s "This Week." "She´s literally one email away from going to jail." "What I fear is that maybe we´ll have to go to the Chinese and the Russians to actually see her emails," he said. "What´s clear is this — if a private in the military had done what they´ve Joan Walsh: I Don´t Know Any LiberalsOutraged by Illegal Immigration Newsbusters, by Mark Finkelstein - 8/30/2015 12:25:12 PM Looks like Up With Steve Kornacki is becoming the go-to place for liberals to let their radical cats out of the bag . . . Yesterday, as we reported here, Josh Barro of the New York Times said that the only way to impact violent crime is to undertake a "massive" gun grab. Today, it was the turn of Salon´s Joan Walsh to admit that she doesn´t know "any liberals upset--outraged" by illegal immigration. As we said of Barro, kudos to Walsh for her candor. And really, why would liberals be upset by millions of illegal, low-skilled, immigrants flooding into
Poll pegs Hillary Clinton’s,Jeb Bush’s problems Boston Herald, by Howie Carr - 8/30/2015 12:24:10 PM Hillary Clinton has become Richard Nixon. Consider the top three words voters used to describe her in a new poll this week: “Liar … dishonest … untrustworthy.” Also in the top 12: “crook … untruthful … criminal … deceitful.” Crook — as in “I am not a crook,” a quintessential Nixon quote. Even the positive words that respondents used to describe Hillary were the same words that probably would have turned up in a survey about Tricky Dick circa 1974: “experience … strong … smart.” All this comes out of the new Quinnipiac poll, which showed Donald Trump soaring on Joe Biden and the Democratic Vacuum Atlantic Wire, by Molly Ball - 8/30/2015 12:22:03 PM “I think panic is the operative mode for the Democratic Party,” David Axelrod, who has been on the receiving end of panic mode many times over the years, told me this week. I had asked Obama’s political guru how bad the current panic was for Hillary Clinton—bad enough for the party to seek an alternative? Bad enough, perhaps, to create an opening for Joe Biden? Axelrod didn’t think so. “I think it’s indisputable she’s had a rocky few months,” he said. “But if you look at her support among Democrats, and the resources she brings, she’s still very strong—I think she’s Russian President Vladimir Putin PumpsIron, Grills in Newly Released Photos ABC News, by Kirit Radia - 8/30/2015 12:04:20 PM (Video) The Kremlin wants the world to know Russian President Vladimir Putin pumps iron and grills meat before most of the world gets out of bed. New photos released by the Kremlin show Putin working out and barbecuing with Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev at a government residence in Sochi before sitting down to breakfast and tea. (Photos) Putin regularly works out, detailing his personal fitness routine to ABC News last year ahead of the Sochi Olympics. "How does one control weight? By not overeating. How does one stay in shape? One plays sports. There are no magic pills here," Putin CNN Appearances Show Bob Beckel Readyto Work Again; Here’s His Best Option Mediaite, by Joe Concha LittleHoodedMonk- 8/30/2015 11:28:17 AM Bob Beckel is a rare breed in the cable news business for one reason: He somehow pulls off the combination of being a genuine, likable curmudgeon. And in doing so, he carved out a nice existence at Fox News, sparring effectively (without filter) with his political adversaries on The Five and doing weekly spots on The O’Reilly Factor. But then–without notice or comment–the 66-year-old was gone. Not for a few days or weeks, but for four months. First back surgery was reportedly the reason, but eventually it was revealed that Beckel–who has suffered from drug and alcohol addiction in the past–had relapsed again and entered rehab,
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Donald Trump is not a traditionalRepublican — including on some big issues Washington Post, by Philip Bump garnet- 8/30/2015 11:21:00 AM Donald Trump has rather effortlessly demonstrated that he is not a normal presidential candidate. And with his scatter-shot delineation of where he stands on various issues, he has made something else clear: He´s not a normal Republican. Given his politically diverse background, the fact that he doesn´t toe every party line shouldn´t be a surprise. What´s unusual is which lines he doesn´t toe — and that he´s leading in the race for the party´s nomination despite it. Even with his antipathy toward stating policy positions, Trump has dropped enough hints here and there to provide an idea of what he SOS to Pope Francis: It’s soulsthat need saving not the environment Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod snowcloud- 8/30/2015 11:05:25 AM In a surrealistic world the pope’s coming to America is somewhat like Cleopatra coming to Mark Antony. Protocol and pomp and ceremony aside, why would Christ’s Vicar on Earth come to pay homage to a president who is unabashedly the world’s top champion of abortions, including partial birth abortions; whose party refuses to defund Planned Parenthood whose organization sells body parts of aborted babies on the black market; and whose presidency is driven by a soul-corroding hatred of the country he was elected to serve? The prayer for the pontiff’s visit to the den of iniquity known as the White House should One-Term Biden Could Prove Unbeatable Washington Post Writers Group, by Ruth Marcus garnet- 8/30/2015 11:04:52 AM Could Joe Biden be the man for this season? The vice president has been running for president since Hillary Clinton was first lady of Arkansas. His first campaign, in 1988, fizzled over allegations of plagiarism. His second, in 2008, limped to a humiliating close with Biden winning less than 1 percent of voters in the Iowa caucuses. He received most attention for unwise comments about Indian-Americans ("You cannot go to a 7-Eleven or a Dunkin´ Donuts [in Delaware] unless you have a slight Indian accent") and Barack Obama ("articulate and bright and clean.") But there is an argument that 2016 could be Biden´s
´All Lives Matter´ march drawsmore than 20,000 to Birmingham al.com, by Greg Garrison starbaby- 8/30/2015 10:57:09 AM Led by conservative activist and talk show host Glenn Beck, more than 20,000 people chanting "All Lives Matter" marched the historic civil rights route from Kelly Ingram Park to Birmingham City Hall this morning. "It´s about taking our church out in the streets," Beck said. He said marchers came from as far away as China, Dubai and the Netherlands. Actor Chuck Norris, a conservative activist known for his martial arts, action movies and TV show "Walker, Texas Ranger," marched about two rows behind Beck. Alveda King, a niece of civil rights activist the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., marched in Trump´s ´Tax Me´ Comment RevealsHe´s No Free-Market Champion Investors Business Daily, by Editorial garnet- 8/30/2015 10:56:43 AM Republican front-runner Donald Trump was thrown a fat pitch that he could have hit out of the park by championing capitalism. Instead, he chose class warfare. It doesn´t matter how convoluted or narrow or qualified Trump´s comments to Bloomberg Wednesday on "raising taxes on successful people like myself" were. What is important is that he chose to sound like Barack Obama, not Ronald Reagan. Speaking in the lobby of his Trump Tower on New York´s Fifth Avenue, Trump talked about making those successful in hedge funds pay more in taxes "because right now they are paying very little tax, and I think Can Hillary overcome the ´liar´ factor? Politico, by Steven Shepard LittleHoodedMonk- 8/30/2015 10:14:23 AM Hillary Clinton took a new tack this week when answering questions about her use of a private email account as secretary of state: She took responsibility and admitted she was at fault. “It clearly wasn’t the best choice,” Clinton said flatly on Wednesday, as she campaigned in Iowa. On Thursday, the reason for the change in tone came into sharper focus with a stunning new poll illustrating the extent to which voters don’t trust Clinton to tell the truth. While Republicans have been test-driving attacks against Clinton for a year and a half, no other line of attack has broken through to this degree. It´s time to focus on the evil, not the media New York Daily News, by Linda Stasi LittleHoodedMonk- 8/30/2015 10:05:50 AM Three American obsessions – gun violence, playing the race card and obsessive selfie-taking – met, merged and murdered last week. We went from people shooting themselves with a camera to one crazy shooting himself with a camera while shooting others with a gun. Two of the victims murdered as cameras rolled were journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward. Soon thereafter, condemnations by TV talking-head journalists changed the conversation, based on Twitter, from condemnation of gun violence to condemnation of this newspaper for publishing the photos. In short, news outlets were advocating that news outlets suppress the
No Ordinary Time PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez - 8/30/2015 9:23:42 AM The news spotlight is on the US electoral drama. Everything outside the circle of media brilliance is momentarily in shadow, most especially Obama administration’s governance record. They persist in a singular state of invisibility. Scandals, domestic crises, foreign conflicts — none have been resolved. It is just that the newspapers don’t talk about them any more. Matthew Continetti of the National Review thinks that the normally raucous anti-war groups, even Obama himself, have fallen deliberately silent. "The anniversary of the U.S. war against the Islamic State passed with little notice. It was August 7 of last year that President Obama authorized At War with Reality American Thinker, by Fay Voshell Hazymac- 8/30/2015 8:36:20 AM Characterizing the opposition as insane is a favorite tactic of the Left. To question their latest fatwa is for them an indicator of mental derangement on the part of the inquirer. But in case you haven’t noticed, within in the halls of academia, which once passed as the place for rational inquiry and analysis, the real crazies are hard at work introducing the equivalent of jabberwocky. Even language is supposed to adjust to the current insanity of those seeking “gender equality.” No doubt inspired by Lewis Carroll’s nonsense poem, the administrators of the University of Tennessee’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion, a Why Rape Trials LikeSt. Paul’s Are So Rare New York Magazine, by Jessica Roy Honeybadger- 8/30/2015 8:14:57 AM On Friday, a New Hampshire jury of nine men and three women found former St. Paul´s School senior Owen Labrie not guilty of felony sexual assault. The story that landed Labrie there is a deeply familiar one, even to those of us who didn´t attend elite prep schools: an older boy wooing a younger girl, a younger girl struggling to say no while still remaining polite and respectful. Though the jury ultimately decided that the victim did not clearly indicate by speech or conduct that she did not freely consent, as required by New Hampshire law, there is one heartening Oliver Sacks, eminent neurologist andauthor of Awakenings, dies aged 82 The Guardian, by Mark Tran Honeybadger- 8/30/2015 8:03:09 AM Oliver Sacks, the eminent neurologist and writer, has died at his home in New York City. He was 82. The cause of death was cancer, Kate Edgar, his longtime personal assistant, told the New York Times, which had published an essay by Sacks in February revealing that an earlier melanoma in his eye had spread to his liver and that he was in the late stages of terminal cancer. The London-born academic, whose book Awakenings inspired the Oscar-nominated film of the same name, wrote: “A month ago, I felt that I was in good health, even robust health. At 81, I still
Behind Tianjin Tragedy, a Company ThatFlouted Regulations and Reaped Profits New York Times, by Andrew Jacobs & Javier C. Hernández* Honeybadger- 8/30/2015 7:27:01 AM Tianjin, China — One partner was the son of a local police chief, the other an executive at a state-run chemicals firm. After meeting at a dinner party, they started a company here to handle the export of the most dangerous chemicals made in China, promising “outstanding service” and “good results.” Within two years, Rui Hai International Logistics had built a reputation as the go-to place for businesses looking to ship hazardous materials to customers abroad, a niche market that had been dominated by sluggish state enterprises. Rui Hai offered lower prices, a no-hassle approach to paperwork and quick government approvals. NASHVILLE, Tennessee — After delivering an energetic 50 minute speech using no notes or teleprompter, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump easily won a presidential straw poll conducted at the annual convention of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, garnering 52 percent of the votes cast. Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)96% finished second with 24 percent, and Dr. Ben Carson, another political outsider and Tea Party friend, finished behind Cruz in third. The overflowing crowd of more than 1,000 attendees displayed a number of Trump signs, which they waved with enthusiasm . In his speech, Trump focused Republicans plot counterattackto Iran nuclear deal filibuster The Hill [Washington, DC], by Julian Hattem Republicans intend to hammer Senate Democrats next month if they do not allow an up-or-down vote on a measure disapproving President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.Democrats appear close to having enough support for the deal to bottle up the disapproval measure with procedural motions. If Republicans vote in a united bloc, they would need the support of six Democrats to break a filibuster, but only two Democrats have broken ranks so far. If the resolution is filibustered, it would be a major victory for the White House, which wouldn’t have to use President Obama’s veto pen to protect the Iran deal.
National Review, by Kevin D. Williamson A few weeks ago, the California education department did a peculiar thing: It scrubbed historical data about standardized-test scores from its public DataQuest website. This being a government agency, it immediately began to lie to the public about why it had done this. California law forbids using comparisons between different tests to set policy or evaluate programs. This makes sense: If last year 40 percent of students received 85th-percentile ratings on a standardized test and then this year 70 percent of students received 85th-percentile ratings on a different standardized test, it is likely that the radical difference is Black Lives Matter protesters marching on the Minnesota state fair on Saturday spewed violent anti-cop rhetoric just hours after a Harris County, Tex. sheriff’s deputy was ambushed and executed at a Houston-area gas station. “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon,” activists with the St. Paul, Minn. branch of Black Lives Matter chanted while marching behind a group of police officers down a highway just south of the state fair grounds. Carrying signs reading “End White Supremacy” and “Black Lives Matter,” the protesters railed against racial inequality, the criminal justice system and policing. Besides issuing the chant calling
Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has emerged as a leading Republican presidential candidate in Iowa and is closing in on frontrunner Donald Trump in the state that hosts the first 2016 nomination balloting contest. The latest Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll shows billionaire Trump with the support of 23 percent of likely Republican caucus participants, followed by Carson at 18 percent. When first and second choices are combined, Carson is tied with Trump. Trump finds himself in a vastly better position than when the previous Iowa Poll was taken. He has become a credible presidential candidate to If you’re having trouble understanding the phenomenal rise of Donald Trump, buck up — you’re not alone. Even political pros are dumbfounded. They were shocked when the reality-TV star and businessman first grabbed the lead in national GOP polls. Now they’re double shocked as he soars in primary states, grabbing a 24-point lead in New Hampshire and a 15-point lead in South Carolina. In one survey, Trump more than doubled his favorability ratings among Republicans in a single month, from 20 percent to 52 percent. The Hill newspaper called the turnaround “political magic” and the poll’s director, PBS´s Woodruff Seems Unfazed by IncendiaryClinton Comparison of GOP to Terrorists NewsBusters, by Brad Wilmouth On Friday´s PBS Newshour, during a discussion of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton´s sagging poll numbers, host Judy Woodruff seemed unfazed by Clinton´s incendiary claim that Republicans have similar views toward women as terrorists as she cited the hyperbolic charge as evidence that her campaign may be bouncing back. Woodruff´s suggestion came after liberal columnist and PBS regular Mark Shields warned that it is "a real problem" and "a killer" for a Democratic candidate to have poll numbers as weak as Clinton´s when it comes to whether voters view her as someone who "cares about people and
Career criminal charged with capital murder after ´executing Houston cop in gas station ambush´ as sheriff blames ´out of control´ Black Lives Matter movement for his deathThere are those who say this is all going according to plan. ‘Pendulum Factor’ could land Trump in White HouseBewildered by Trumporama? Here's help.
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Trump Wins Nashville GrassrootsStraw Poll with 52 percent. Breitbart.com, by Michael Patrick Leahy Honeybadger- 8/30/2015 7:18:02 AM NASHVILLE, Tennessee — After delivering an energetic 50 minute speech using no notes or teleprompter, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump easily won a presidential straw poll conducted at the annual convention of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, garnering 52 percent of the votes cast. Tea Party favorite Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX)96% finished second with 24 percent, and Dr. Ben Carson, another political outsider and Tea Party friend, finished behind Cruz in third. The overflowing crowd of more than 1,000 attendees displayed a number of Trump signs, which they waved with enthusiasm . In his speech, Trump focused on his theme of making America Republicans plot counterattack toIran nuclear deal filibuster The Hill, by Julian Hattem Flyright- 8/30/2015 7:13:31 AM Republicans intend to hammer Senate Democrats next month if they do not allow an up-or-down vote on a measure disapproving President Obama’s nuclear deal with Iran.Democrats appear close to having enough support for the deal to bottle up the disapproval measure with procedural motions. If Republicans vote in a united bloc, they would need the support of six Democrats to break a filibuster, but only two Democrats have broken ranks so far. If the resolution is filibustered, it would be a major victory for the White House, which wouldn’t have to use President Obama’s veto pen to protect the Iran deal. Opponents Will Biden be Bluffed? Weekly Standard, by William Kristol Flyright- 8/30/2015 6:34:42 AM A savvy friend who´s held elective office emails: Those are somewhat amazing stories in the Post, Politico, & CNN about how strong Clinton is and how hard it would be for Biden to win the nomination. Note: they largely quote Clinton supporters and use her talking points. Each story is written as if the email and trust issues have not emerged, or as if Sanders isn´t running very close to her in early states.
Obama, Bush, Clinton: Secret Agents American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman - 8/30/2015 6:33:36 AM I have thought for a while that a case could be made that Obama was really a secret conservative, showing America what would happen if the “progressive” agenda were ever put in place and thereby weaning us off it forever. My friend Noemie Emery, an exceptionally astute observer of American political history, emailed, “All politicians act like secret agents, in the pay of the opposite side.” As I thought about it, it seemed to me her observation had special applicability to the president, Jeb Bush, and Hillary Clinton, though I’d certainly not rule out a wider field. Obama The record is uncontestable; Obama Career criminal charged with capitalmurder after ´executing Houston cop ingas station ambush´ as sheriff blames´out of control´ Black Lives Mattermovement for his death Daily Mail & Associated Press, by Wills Robinson, Kieran Corcoran & Staff - 8/30/2015 6:23:39 AM A serial criminal has been arrested in connection with the ´senseless´ and ´cold-blooded´ killing of a sheriff´s deputy who was shot dead during a gas station ambush. Darren Goforth, a 47-year-old father of two, was pumping fuel into his patrol car at a Chevron station Friday night when a man crept up behind him and opened fire. Shannon J Miles, 30, who has a long criminal record which includes firearms offences, was arrested on Friday night and has been charged with capital murder. He is being held in Harris County Jail and is expected to be arraigned on Monday. After The Data Destroyers National Review Online, by Kevin D. Williamson StormCnter- 8/30/2015 5:49:25 AM A few weeks ago, the California education department did a peculiar thing: It scrubbed historical data about standardized-test scores from its public DataQuest website. This being a government agency, it immediately began to lie to the public about why it had done this. California law forbids using comparisons between different tests to set policy or evaluate programs. This makes sense: If last year 40 percent of students received 85th-percentile ratings on a standardized test and then this year 70 percent of students received 85th-percentile ratings on a different standardized test, it is likely that the radical difference is in the Black Lives Matter Protesters Chant:‘Pigs In A Blanket, Fry ‘Em Like Bacon’ Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross StormCnter- 8/30/2015 5:47:02 AM Black Lives Matter protesters marching on the Minnesota state fair on Saturday spewed violent anti-cop rhetoric just hours after a Harris County, Tex. sheriff’s deputy was ambushed and executed at a Houston-area gas station. “Pigs in a blanket, fry ’em like bacon,” activists with the St. Paul, Minn. branch of Black Lives Matter chanted while marching behind a group of police officers down a highway just south of the state fair grounds. Carrying signs reading “End White Supremacy” and “Black Lives Matter,” the protesters railed against racial inequality, the criminal justice system and policing. Besides issuing the chant calling cops by
After the Virginia shooting,Rubio makes us think Washington Post, by Ed Rogers StormCnter- 8/30/2015 5:44:36 AM Following the horrific murder of two WDBJ7 journalists in Virginia on Wednesday, the left immediately jumped on the incident to repeat its usual call for stricter gun control. But Florida senator and Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio, when asked about the incident, said something that I think actually speaks to the heart of the problem. Passing stricter gun laws won’t change much, if anything. As Rubio said, we need to be asking, “What is the impact of broken families, broken communities, our country at large? That’s the fundamental question. By the way, there’s not a law you can pass that Wasserman Schultz blocked Iranresolution at DNC meeting: report The Hill [DC], by Rebecca Shabad StormCnter- 8/30/2015 5:38:50 AM Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz blocked consideration of a resolution at the party’s summer meeting that would have praised President Obama and backed the his nuclear deal with Iran, The Washington Post reported Saturday, citing unnamed sources. Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), who is Jewish, has not yet publicly said what she thinks of the nuclear deal and how she intends to vote when Congress considers it in September. A DNC spokesperson said procedural issues blocked consideration of the resolution at the Minneapolis meeting, according to the report. The spokeswoman didn’t address Wasserman Schultz’s role. The resolution would have put the national Ben Carson Edging Close toFront-Runner Trump in Latest Iowa Poll Bloomberg View, by John McCormick StormCnter- 8/30/2015 5:36:34 AM Retired neurosurgeon Ben Carson has emerged as a leading Republican presidential candidate in Iowa and is closing in on frontrunner Donald Trump in the state that hosts the first 2016 nomination balloting contest. The latest Bloomberg Politics/Des Moines Register Iowa Poll shows billionaire Trump with the support of 23 percent of likely Republican caucus participants, followed by Carson at 18 percent. When first and second choices are combined, Carson is tied with Trump. Trump finds himself in a vastly better position than when the previous Iowa Poll was taken. He has become a credible presidential candidate to many likely Republican caucus-goers. The ‘Pendulum Factor’ couldland Trump in White House New York Post, by Michael Goodwin StormCnter- 8/30/2015 5:32:11 AM If you’re having trouble understanding the phenomenal rise of Donald Trump, buck up — you’re not alone. Even political pros are dumbfounded. They were shocked when the reality-TV star and businessman first grabbed the lead in national GOP polls. Now they’re double shocked as he soars in primary states, grabbing a 24-point lead in New Hampshire and a 15-point lead in South Carolina. In one survey, Trump more than doubled his favorability ratings among Republicans in a single month, from 20 percent to 52 percent. The Hill newspaper called the turnaround “political magic” and the poll’s director, Patrick Murray of
Can Europe be saved? And can we? Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Frank Miele davesenior- 8/30/2015 4:15:01 AM Karl Marx wrote in 1848 that “A spectre is haunting Europe.” That spectre was, of course, communism, and its ill effects were felt in Europe for the next 150 years. Today, another spectre is haunting Europe, and it may well have an even better chance than communism to destroy the European order that has existed since long before the time of Christ. This new threat is uncontrolled African and Middle Eastern immigration. Most European countries since World War II have had very generous refugee and immigration policies, partly in response to their own guilty conscience about the failed era of
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What´s the Deal With Trump?Playing the art of political seduction withthe voting masses. Top Jeb fundraisers leave campaign amidtroubling signsBalancing one's campaign funds isn't aprerequisite of becoming president. Terrific! Minnesota Islamist on Terror List GetsCommercial Driver’s License to Drive Semi-TrucksIt's not the known terrorist we need fear, but HomelandSecurity that allows them their freedom of movement. Christie: Track immigrants like FedEx packagesIf the government can track illegal aliens, they'll findan excuse to do the same with American citizens.
PBS´s Woodruff Seems Unfazed byIncendiary Clinton Comparison of GOPto Terrorists Newsbusters, by Brad Wilmouth - 8/30/2015 1:17:00 AM On Friday´s PBS Newshour, during a discussion of Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton´s sagging poll numbers, host Judy Woodruff seemed unfazed by Clinton´s incendiary claim that Republicans have similar views toward women as terrorists as she cited the hyperbolic charge as evidence that her campaign may be bouncing back. Woodruff´s suggestion came after liberal columnist and PBS regular Mark Shields warned that it is "a real problem" and "a killer" for a Democratic candidate to have poll numbers as weak as Clinton´s when it comes to whether voters view her as someone who "cares about people and the needs of With more students from China, U. of I.to broadcast football games in Chinese - 8/30/2015 12:19:02 AM CHAMPAIGN — A surge in students from China has prompted the University of Illinois to add Chinese-language broadcasts of its football games this season. The university has more than 4,500 undergraduate and graduate students from China. That’s largest group of international students on campus and a fivefold increase in Chinese students over the past decade. “We’re hoping that this program is really going to help us engage with our Chinese students on campus, and also our alumni across the United States and abroad,” said Karl Feak, assistant director of marketing for Illini athletics. Mike Waddell, senior associate athletic director for Black votes key – especially forHillary Clinton – in early primaries New York Daily News, by Cameron Joseph - 8/30/2015 12:12:04 AM MINNEAPOLIS — For the 2016 Democratic field, black votes matter. A heavy schedule of early-voting Southern states means African-American voters will have a huge influence on who wins the nomination, and the Democratic candidates — especially Hillary Clinton — are ratcheting up their focus on that part of the electorate as they look to win key early support after a year of mounting civil rights activism in the black community. “The schedule is going to give more opportunity for diverse participation and more impactful participation as a result,” Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz told the Daily News at
Sheriff Rips ‘Out of Control Rhetoric’ ofBlack Lives Matter After Deputy Executed Gateway Pundit, by Kristinn Taylor JoniTx- 8/30/2015 12:05:51 AM Harris County Sheriff Ron Hickman made a statement on Saturday criticizing the Black Lives Matter movement saying ‘this rhetoric is out of control. Hickman added, “Let’s drop this and say All Lives Matter.” Hickman was speaking about the assassination of Deputy Darren Goforth, 47, a ten-year veteran who was shot execution style Friday night while pumping gas in his squad car while wearing his uniform. A witness said a ‘dark skinned’ man in his early twentties with short hair approached Goforth from behind, shooting him once in the head and then standing over the fallen officer and firing several more Alleged Texas Cop Killer Charged: AttendedSame University as Sandra Bland Breitbart Texas, by Bob Price & Lana Shadwick JoniTx- 8/29/2015 11:57:30 PM HOUSTON, TX– Authorities in Harris County have identified the alleged killer of a Harris County Sheriff’s Deputy as Shannon Juruary Miles, 31. Breitbart Texas has learned that Miles has an extensive history with law enforcement in Harris County. Miles is the registered owner of the 2002 red Ford Ranger that law enforcement appeared to search on Friday night outside the home where Miles lives. The Ford was being sought after police obtained security video from the gas station where Deputy Darren Goforth was killed. They also had a description of the vehicle from witnesses. Miles is being charged with capital As Common Core results trickle in,initial goals unfulfilled Associated Press, by Christine Armario JoniTx- 8/29/2015 11:51:08 PM LOS ANGELES - Results for some of the states that participated in Common Core-aligned testing for the first time this spring are out, with overall scores higher than expected though still below what many parents may be accustomed to seeing. Full or preliminary scores have been released for Connecticut, Idaho, Missouri, Oregon, Vermont, Washington and West Virginia. They all participated in the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium, one of two groups of states awarded $330 million by the U.S. Department of Education in 2010 to develop exams to test students on the Common Core state standards in math and English language Baseball fan dies after fallingat least 40ft from top deck ofTurner Field during Yankees-Braves game Daily Mail (UK), by Wills Robinson JoniTx- 8/29/2015 11:37:04 PM A baseball fan has died after falling at least 40ft from the top deck of Turner Field. The spectator in his early 60s reportedly plunged over a balcony during the seventh inning of the game between the Atlanta Braves and New York Yankees. Witnesses said EMTs were performing CPR on the man for around 10 minutes after the fall onto the concrete at field level behind home plate. He was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital but the Atlanta Police Department confirmed he died a short time later. (Photos) Announcers for Fox Sports 1 said they saw the man drop near
Woman, 80, trampled to death inVenezuelan supermarket stampede Reuters, by Staff PageTurner- 8/29/2015 11:09:58 PM An 80-year-old Venezuelan woman died, possibly from trampling, in a scrum outside a state supermarket selling subsidized goods, the opposition and media said on Friday. The melee at the store in Sabaneta, the birthplace of former Venezuelan leader Hugo Chavez, was the latest such incident in the South American nation where economic hardship and food shortages are creating long queues and scuffles. The opposition Democratic Unity coalition said Maria Aguirre died and another 75 people were injured - including five security officials - in chaotic scenes when National Guard troops sought to control a 5,000-strong crowd with teargas. "Due to the shortage of “Bing Bing” – Perv –“Bong Bong” Sleazebag… Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance This is way beyond priceless, seriously. Even entrenched die-hard democrats will admit this regular speak and delivery is funny. Often good natured humor can be used as a weapon (Ronald Reagan was the absolute master of that), and in this instance Trump hits it right out of the ballpark. Funny stuff: (Video) This approach will do more damage to Hillary Clinton as a presidential candidate than a thousand congressional investigations. Candidate Trump knows that too. Trump frames the discussion in such a manner that it creates a situation where Clinton allies don’t want to try and defend the indefensible. Christie: Track immigrantslike FedEx packages
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