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  • Florida Dog Euthanized After Attacking Owners for Attempting to Dress in Sweater

    02/21/2017 10:05:21 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    Officials say a dog that attacked a Tampa family who tried to put a sweater on it has been euthanized. Hillsborough County spokeswoman Kara Walker said the pit bull mix named Scarface was surrendered by its owners to the Pet Resource Center on Friday. The dog was euthanized the same day due to the severe stab wounds it received and the high risk of danger is posed to the public. Tampa police say the dog bit a 52-year-old woman who was trying to dress it Friday, and that her husband was attacked while trying to pull it off her. Police...
  • Mayoral Challenger Massey Accuses de Blasio of Being Corrupt

    02/21/2017 9:59:16 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 3 replies
    NY1 ^ | Tuesday, February 21, 2017 | Zack Fink
    Paul Massey, a little-known Republican challenger to Mayor de Blasio, is swinging away, holding a press conference on Tuesday to accuse the mayor of being corrupt. Zack Fink filed the following report.Right out of the gate, Republican Paul Massey went after the mayor over alleged corruption. "I am here for a simple reason: Bill de Blasio is corrupt," Massey said. While there are multiple investigations looking into dealings at City Hall, the mayor has not been charged with any wrongdoing. Neither have any of his close aides. But that doesn't mean the mayor hasn't had to mount a legal defense....
  • Is It Time to Ban Pit Bulls?

    02/21/2017 9:56:10 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 21, 2017 | Priscilla DeGregory, Natalie Musumeci and Danika Fears
    Nasty, snarling menaces — or loyal, lovable dogs? The nearly fatal mauling of­ ­5-year-old Jeremiah Rivera of Brooklyn has reignited a debate for New York City residents: whether pit bulls should be allowed as pets. Many experts contend there is no credible evidence the dogs are more dangerous than others, while some insist they were bred for violence and are not safe to keep in homes.
  • Runaway Bull Nabbed After Making Dash For Freedom

    02/21/2017 9:52:11 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 21, 2017 | Gina Daidone, Tina Moore and Reuven Fenton VI
    A runaway bull sparked a “high steaks” chase in Queens — hoofing it through a housing project and into one neighbor’s back yard — before cops nabbed him Tuesday, cops and witnesses said. The farmyard troublemaker took off to explore the urban jungle around 10 a.m. in Jamaica and was finally shot with a tranquilizer dart and captured in the back yard of a home on Marsden and 168th streets around 12:30 p.m., according to police and stunned neighbors. “I saw this big black thing running with all this drool from its mouth like it was ready to eat something...
  • Trump pledges to unite 'divided country' after African-American history museum visit

    02/21/2017 9:47:19 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    CNN Politics ^ | February 21, 2017 | Jeremy Diamond
    President Donald Trump pledged Tuesday to combat bigotry and unite what he called a "divided country" after wrapping up his first visit to the National Museum of African American History and Culture. "Today and every day of my presidency I pledge to do everything I can to continue that promise of freedom for African-Americans and for every American," Trump said, calling his tour "a meaningful reminder of why we have to fight bigotry and hatred and intolerance." "We're going to bring this country together. We have a divided country that's been divided for many, many years, but we're going to...
  • Catholic Caucus: Daily Mass Readings, 02-22-17, FEAST, The Chair of St. Peter the Apostle

    02/21/2017 9:47:03 PM PST · by Salvation · 4 replies
    USCCB.org/RNAB ^ | 02-22-17 | Revised New American Bible
    February 22, 2017 Feast of the Chair of Saint Peter, Apostle Reading 1 1 Pt 5:1-4Beloved:I exhort the presbyters among you,as a fellow presbyter and witness to the sufferings of Christand one who has a share in the glory to be revealed.Tend the flock of God in your midst,overseeing not by constraint but willingly,as God would have it, not for shameful profit but eagerly.Do not lord it over those assigned to you,but be examples to the flock.And when the chief Shepherd is revealed,you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Responsorial Psalm Ps 23:1-3a, 4, 5, 6R. (1) The...
  • AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on New Immigration Rules

    02/21/2017 9:44:57 PM PST · by mdittmar · 6 replies
    For Immediate Release AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders on New Immigration Rules WASHINGTON — AFSCME Pres. Lee Saunders issued the following statement on the Department of Homeland Security’s new rules on enforcing executive orders on immigration:“The rules announced today for implementing President Trump’s executive orders amount to nothing short of mass deportation. Instead of seriously addressing comprehensive immigration reform, this administration is throwing communities into chaos and fear.“America is made stronger by the generations of immigrants who have come here willing to work hard, play by the rules and pay their fair share — no matter where they are from. Today’s steps threaten...
  • EXCLUSIVE: Obama’s Feds Tried to Hack Indiana’s Election System While Pence Was Governor

    Department of Homeland Security (DHS) officials tried to hack Indiana’s state electoral system with at least 14,800 “scans” or hits between Nov. 1, 2016, to Dec. 16, 2016, The Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group has learned. The attacks are the second confirmed IT scanning assault by DHS officials against states that resisted then-President Barack Obama’s attempt to increase federal involvement in state and local election systems by designating them as “critical infrastructure” for national security. Members of the National Association of Secretaries of State voted Saturday at their winter meeting to oppose the designation. They are asking President Donald...
  • Have You Noticed Media Pushing a National Narrative of Anti-Semitism Today? – Here’s Why…

    02/21/2017 9:31:53 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 13 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 02/21/2017 | Sundance
    Many people are noticing a rather familiar, albeit oddly timed, leftist “anti-Semitism” narrative being pushed into the media broadcasts over the past 36 hours. Yes, it seems to have come out of no-where. Why? No-one is really understanding what’s going on. Understandably, the right-side of the political continuum are referencing the media push from the position of their own camp; that makes them defensive. However, the actual motive of the professional corporate media to push this meme has nothing to do with President Trump or republicans – it’s an internal maneuver and transparently Clintonian. {..snip..}
  • PM Narendra Modi conveys to US India's unease over likely H-1B curbs

    02/21/2017 9:14:26 PM PST · by Jyotishi · 12 replies
    The Times of India ^ | Wednesday, February 22, 2017 | TNN
    HIGHLIGHTS o The PM referred to the role of skilled Indian talent in enriching the US economy and society o He urged developing a reflective, balanced and far-sighted perspective on movement of skilled professionals o As of now, Indian professionals are granted a large number of visas to stay in US for 6 years NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: PM Narendra Modi has urged the US to take a "reflective, balanced and far-sighted" perspective on the movement of skilled professionals, indicating India's discomfort with the Trump administration's intent to curb H-1B visas. The PM raised the issue during his interaction with US Congress...
  • Lorraine Bracco Waited 26 Years to See ‘Goodfellas’ (+ Trump Bash)

    02/21/2017 9:09:52 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 21, 2017 | Jessica Sager
    Lorraine Bracco didn’t see “Goodfellas” until 2016. “Well, I went to the premiere, but I missed the start doing interviews, and then they pulled me out before the end, and then I had another job on a film with Sean Connery in the f—king jungle,” she told The Guardian in an interview published Monday. “And by the time I came home it wasn’t playing. And I never wanted to see it on TV.”
  • Texas Pre-School Muslim Teacher Removed From Classroom After Tweeting ‘Kill Some Jews’

    02/21/2017 9:08:47 PM PST · by ForYourChildren · 18 replies
    Pamelageller.com ^ | Pam Geller
    The Jew-hating Muslims among us. Ms. Salem, a teacher at The Children’s Courtyard in South Arlington, Texas, tweeted vicious, murderous posts from her now-disabled Twitter account. Remarks such as: “kill some Jews,” and “How many Jews died in the Holocaust? Not enough…HAHAHAHA.” She is on leave “pending investigation.” Can you imagine a tweet saying “kill some Muslims”? The teacher would have been out for good immediately. Unemployable forever. That’s what needs to happen to this one. Imagine, this religious Nazi is teaching our children. {.. snip..}
  • Army veteran, 25, is charged with plotting ISIS attack on Kansas City that would have been '10 time

    A married army veteran has been arrested for plotting an ISIS style attack on Kansas City. Robert Lorenzo Hester Jr., 25, from Columbia, Missouri, was taken into custody on Friday after meeting up with undercover FBI agents posing as terrorists who he'd been speaking to for months. They began watching him in August 2016 after being tipped off to social media accounts in which he described his hatred of the US and how he'd converted to Islam. He had allegedly agreed to supply weapons and help organize a Presidents' Day terror attack at bus and train stations across Kansas City....
  • Jenna Jameson Goes on Rant Slamming Muslims and Defending KKK

    02/21/2017 8:56:28 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 21, 2017 | Jackie Salo
    Jenna Jameson has gone off on yet another anti-Muslim Twitter tirade, and this time she also bizarrely defended the Klu Klux Klan. The ex-porn star’s rant started on Tuesday after she tweeted claims about the existence of “Muslim rape gangs.” When other users fired back, she called them “sympathizers” and continued to double down on what she said was a “Muslim rape epidemic.”
  • ‘Sanctuary City’ Law Let Gang Member Walk Free From Rikers

    02/21/2017 8:52:24 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 2 replies
    New York Post ^ | February 21, 2017 | Daniel Halper, Yoav Gonen and Carl Campanile
    An illegal immigrant gang member from El Salvador was allowed to walk free from Rikers Island under Mayor de Blasio’s “Sanctuary City” law — in defiance of a federal petition to hold him for deportation, officials said Tuesday. “This man is by his own admission a member of a violent street gang and he was released back into the community,” said Thomas Decker, field office director for the US Immigration and Customs Enforcement unit in New York. “Honoring a detainer request is not about politics, it is about keeping New York citizens safe.” Estivan Rafael Marques Velasquez, an admitted member...
  • Trump readies slew of new orders targeting EPA

    02/21/2017 8:46:51 PM PST · by GonzoII · 19 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 2/21/17 | John Siciliano
    President Trump is planning to issue executive orders this week to begin rolling back the centerpiece of President Obama's climate change agenda with several other regulations. Trump is expected to soon issue the orders targeting regulations put into place by the Environmental Protection Agency, including the Clean Power Plan, which directs states to cut greenhouse gas emissions from existing power plants. The EPA climate plan was halted a year ago by the Supreme Court until the courts can rule on litigation by 28 state attorneys general, the coal industry and hundreds of individual companies and industry groups.
  • (Vanity) My Friend Has Been Counting the Days That Kelly Ann Conway has not been on TV

    02/21/2017 8:20:24 PM PST · by murron · 53 replies
    2-21-2017 | Myself
    Has she been banished or something?
  • Days of Wine and Roses - Adam Rafferty Solo Fingerstyle Guitar

    02/21/2017 8:20:23 PM PST · by P-Marlowe · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7/23/15 | Henry Mancini
    One of my all time favorite songs. A great arrangement (as usual) from Adam Rafferty. Enjoy.
  • Vanity: Live Report from UCSB - Ben Shapiro Lecture at Campbell Hall

    02/21/2017 8:19:02 PM PST · by RKV · 27 replies
    http://dailynexus.com/ ^ | 2/21/2017 | RKV Vanity - personal account
    Young America Foundation and the UCSB Republicans sponsored a lecture by author Ben Shapiro this evening. They overcame objections by the UCSB Black Students Union who attempted to cancel the lecture. Shapiro was well received by an overflow audience of over 700 students and community members with a modest line out the door. He spoke on a number of topics, emphasizing American greatness and opportunity. Seven police officers were seen outside the auditorium in case of protests. Shapiro last spoke at UCSB in 2013, has been banned from speaking engagements at other universities and was escorted off the CSU Los...
  • WKU President Gary Ransdell cannot support WKU becoming a sanctuary campus

    02/21/2017 8:11:22 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 11 replies
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. WBKO ^ | Feb 21, 2017 | WBKO News Staff
    BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) - WKU President Gary Ransdell says the university will work to protect all of the students, but he cannot support WKU declaring itself a sanctuary campus. In a letter to Dr. Kate Hudepohl, the Chair University Senate, Dr. Ransdell writes: "Thank you for the University Senate Resolution on Sanctuary for Undocumented Immigrant Students and Campus Community Members Affected by Executive Orders. It was received in my office on Friday, February 17, 2017. I have studied the Senate action carefully. While I am supportive of the spirit behind the Senate Resolution, I cannot support WKU declaring itself...
  • Manbij Military Council: We will fight Turkish army if they attack Manbij

    02/21/2017 8:02:48 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 8 replies
    KOM News ^ | 21 February 2017 | none stated
    The Manbij military council, a multi-ethnic assembly for the various groups that successfully liberated Manbij from the Islamic State (IS) group last year, has responded to Turkish plans to capture Manbij, Raqqa and even Afrin after their assault on al-Bab as part of the Turkish army’s Euphrates Shield operation.Speaking to Firat News Agency (ANF), the Manbij Military Council announced that they will not accept any kind of military intervention by the Turkish army and the Free Syrian Army (FSA) groups it is backing, adding that Manbij will be defended if any such attack comes.The Manbij Military Council members also said that the Turkish army has been...
  • Watched

    02/21/2017 8:00:42 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 9 replies
    The Post and Courier ^ | September 13, 2016 | Glenn Smith and Andrew Knapp
    Watched: Keeping tabs on the public Are the police spying on us? Police forces across the United States are stockpiling massive databases with personal information from millions of Americans who crossed paths with officers but were not charged with a crime. A person can end up in one of these databases by doing nothing more than sitting on a public park bench or chatting with an officer on the street. Once there, these records can linger forever and be used by police agencies to track movements, habits, acquaintances and associations – even a person’s marital and job status, The Post...
  • Light rail could stall with Mercer Island's plan to sue Sound Transit, WSDOT

    02/21/2017 7:54:58 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    KOMO News ^ | Tuesday, February 14th 2017 | Gabe Cohen
    MERCER ISLAND, Wash. - The city of Mercer Island plans to sue Sound Transit and the State Department of Transportation over I-90 access, which could freeze the East Light construction project set to begin in June. The City Council unanimously approved the legal action Monday during a packed council meeting. They plan to sue both agencies and seek a moratorium on the construction as they search for short-term solutions to their traffic concerns. In response to the authorized legal action, Sound Transit CEO Peter Rogoff released a statement calling the decision “highly regrettable.” “While Sound Transit remains ready to reach...
  • Turkey Will Be Alone If It Attacks Syria’s Kurds in This City Don’t mess with Manbij

    02/21/2017 7:50:03 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    War is Boring ^ | 2-19-17 | Paul Iddon
    For months now the Turkish government has been threatening to seize the northwestern Syrian city of Manbij from the Syrian Democratic Forces, a coalition of U.S.-backed Arab and Kurdish fighters. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said multiple times that once the Turkish military and its Free Syrian Army allies seize the nearby city of Al Bab from the Islamic State, they will march on Manbij. The Turkish army is presently bogged down in Al Bab, where the operation is at a critical juncture. Premature reports in the pro-government Turkish press and statements by Turkish officials that declare the city...
  • Grace Notes: New U.S. Rep. Mike Johnson's first target in D.C.? His colleagues' manners

    02/21/2017 7:42:08 PM PST · by condi2008 · 3 replies
    The Baton Rouge Advocate ^ | 2/21/2017 | Stephanie Grace
    In all, 46 of the 52 new members signed the document, which takes a stand for "productive dialogue" and against the idea that political rivals are enemies.
  • Donald Trump Would Reconsider Bannon’s Role on National Security Council If Asked, White House Says

    02/21/2017 7:37:11 PM PST · by little jeremiah · 67 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Feb. 21, 2017 | REBECCA BALLHAUS and TED MANN
    WASHINGTON—White House press secretary Sean Spicer said Tuesday that if President Donald Trump’s newly appointed national security adviser wanted to remove chief strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council’s principals committee, the president would “take that under serious consideration.” “The president has made clear to him he’s got full authority to structure the national security team the way he wants,” Mr. Spicer...
  • Believer or Not

    02/21/2017 7:34:35 PM PST · by SubMareener · 7 replies
    Real Life Jack Hibbs You Tube ^ | Feb 21, 2017 | Jack Hibbs
    A challenge to consider the relevance of today’s current global events in light of Bible prophecy. JHV415 - News Update
  • Schumer: Dems Can Block Gorsuch, Effort to Repeal Obamacare

    02/21/2017 7:24:53 PM PST · by Rockitz · 45 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | 21 Feb 2017 | Pam Key
    Tuesday on ABC’s “The View,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said the Democrats in the Senate have enough power to block President Donald Trump nominee for Supreme Court Justice, Judge Neil Gorsuch and the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Schumer said, “They need 60 votes. And I believe — if Gorsuch keeps it up he’ll have a rough road to hoe to get those 60 on votes.” When asked about the Democrats power, he added, “We have enough to block to Gorsuch … People ask, do the Democrats have power? Are we in charge? No which means we...
  • Utah moves to toss school ban on 'advocacy of homosexuality'

    02/21/2017 7:24:37 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Feb 21, 2017 8:51 PM EST | Michelle L. Price
    Utah lawmakers took the first step Tuesday to get rid of a state law that bans the “advocacy of homosexuality” in schools, a move driven by a court challenge from gay rights groups. The Senate Education Committee voted unanimously in favor of a Republican bill cutting the phrase from sex education law. The National Center for Lesbian Rights and Equality Utah sued last fall, saying the law creates a “chilling culture of silence that stigmatizes LGBTQ students” and exists only to express disapproval of being gay. A number of states have similar laws, but few others are moving to overturn...
  • 'LET US PREY' … ON MELANIA TRUMP

    02/21/2017 7:23:10 PM PST · by ellenbrewster · 15 replies
    WorldNetDaily.com ^ | 2/21/2017 | Ellen Makkai
    Melania Trump has too many negatives to win the affections of envy-prone Americans. She is rich, tall, intelligent, well traveled, elegant, professionally accomplished, slim, stylish and photogenic in—or out of-- designer togs. She is devoted to family, lives in spectacular homes and travels by private jet. Worst of all, she won the heart of the most powerful man on the planet. At a recent Trump rally in Florida, she had the gall to pray. She read the Lord’s Prayer, into a microphone, no less. Heaven help us. There is enough in that magnificent creature to make smaller minds in every...
  • Virginia governor vetoes bill defunding Planned Parenthood

    02/21/2017 7:16:27 PM PST · by Beowulf9 · 24 replies
    http://www.reuters.com ^ | Feb 21, 2017 | Ian Simpson
    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe on Tuesday vetoed a bill that would have blocked funding for Planned Parenthood, which provides abortions and other health services. The bill passed by the Republican-controlled legislature would have barred the state from providing funds to clinics that perform abortions not covered by Medicaid, the federal healthcare program for the poor.
  • Lawsuit claims Nevada senator is in violation of state constitution

    02/21/2017 7:12:31 PM PST · by BackRoads775 · 3 replies
    http://www.reviewjournal.com ^ | 02/21/2017 | By NATALIE BRUZDA
    The Nevada Policy Research Institute accused state Sen. Heidi Gansert of violating Nevada’s separation of powers clause in a lawsuit filed Tuesday. The lawsuit claims on behalf of plaintiff Doug French that Gansert, R-Reno, violates the state constitution by serving as a senator and working in the state’s executive branch as executive director for external relations at the University of Nevada, Reno. “The bigger picture is that we need to put an end to this violation,” NPRI spokesman Michael Schaus said. “It’s happened in the past, and it seems to happen repeatedly, but it’s ignored by both parties. I don’t...
  • What's really happening in Syria's al-Bab?

    02/21/2017 7:08:57 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Al Monitor ^ | February 21, 2017 | Cengiz Çandar
    Following Turkey’s path in the war against the Islamic State (IS) in Syria is extremely confusing. One cannot even rely on high-level officials’ statements regarding developments on the ground. For instance, Gen. Hulusi Akar, chief of general staff, is the highest Turkish official in uniform. As he was traveling Feb. 15 with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Qatar, Akar announced that the operation in al-Bab was over. He said Turkish forces and their Free Syrian Army (FSA) allies had retaken the town. There was every reason to believe the statement, since it was a military matter and the statement came...
  • US Bishop [McElroy] Abandons Party Political Neutrality to Urge Opposition Against President Trump

    02/21/2017 7:00:27 PM PST · by marshmallow · 23 replies
    EWTN UK ^ | 1/21/17 | Deacon Nick Donnelly
    Rt Rev Robert McElroy, Bishop of San Diego, appears to have abandoned party political neutrality to urge a general attitude of opposition to the presidency of Donald Trump at a conference of political activists. In his address to the U.S. regional meeting of the World Meeting of Popular Movements Bishop Robert McElroy said: “President Trump was the candidate of disruption. He was the disrupter. Well, now we must all become disrupters. We must disrupt those who would seek to send troops into our streets to deport the undocumented, to rip mothers and fathers from their families. We must disrupt those...
  • Cardinal Zen Says ‘Naïve’ Pope and Bad Advisors are Betraying Underground Church in China

    02/21/2017 6:50:08 PM PST · by marshmallow · 5 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 2/21/17 | Claire Chretien
    February 21, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Cardinal Joseph Zen says the Vatican is betraying Catholics living their faith out clandestinely in China. In an exclusive interview with LifeSiteNews, he says he has been urged to speak out by Catholics who lack the freedom to speak for themselves. Priests and bishops in the underground church have faced imprisonment for adhering to the Holy See, rather than submitting to the patriotic church approved by the Communist government. Cardinal Zen, the Bishop Emeritus of Hong Kong and China's highest-ranking prelate, is pleading with the Vatican not to "sell out" China's Catholics by striking a...
  • CNN Finds Humor in UK Parliament Insulting Trump to Downgrade State Visit

    02/21/2017 6:49:39 PM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    CNN via Newsbusters ^ | February 20, 2017 11:55 PM EST | Nicholas Fondacaro
    Debate raged in the United Kingdom’s Parliament Monday over whether or not President Donald Trump should be extended the warm welcome of a full state visit. As insults targeting Trump flew back and forth, CNN seemed to get a good laugh out it all. “Insults flying over Trump's invitation for a formal state visit to the UK,” hyped Erin Burnett during her show OutFront, “One Member of Parliament today likening it to quote, “pimping out the queen.’” All while the on-screen headline read “Can God Save the Queen…From Trump?” “President Trump doesn't just get people stirred up at home. Look...
  • MNfusion: Tullibee Chef Crowned Prince Of Pigs At Cochon555

    02/21/2017 6:48:44 PM PST · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 6 replies
    WCCO.com ^ | 2/21/17 | Katie Fraser
    Where’s the beef? Well, it made way for the pork. On Sunday afternoon in downtown Minneapolis, Twin Cities foodies celebrated the pig in all of its glory at Cochon555. An event dedicated to all things pork, Cochon555 celebrates heritage pigs and sustainable farming of the animal. The competition featured five chefs, who compete head-to-head creating dishes using a whole heritage breed pig. The focus is on fine dining. Proceeds from the 14-city event go to Piggy Bank, a charity focusing on sanctuaries for heritage breed pigs and Open Access Agriculture.
  • French presidential candidate Le Pen refuses headscarf to meet Lebanon's mufti

    02/21/2017 6:47:25 PM PST · by fruser1 · 16 replies
    Fox News ^ | February 21, 2017 | AP
    BEIRUT – France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused Tuesday to go into a meeting with Lebanon's grand mufti on Tuesday after his aides asked her to wear a headscarf.
  • U.S. Govt. Prosecuting Elderly Army Vet for “Posting” American Flags in VA Facility

    02/21/2017 6:45:02 PM PST · by markomalley · 11 replies
    Will Jeff Sessions’ Department of Justice (DOJ) continue wasting taxpayer dollars to criminally prosecute a 74-year-old U.S. Army veteran for posting two American Flags in a southern California Veterans Administration facility? The absurd case was initiated under President Obama, but is set to go to trial in federal court next month under new DOJ leadership. The military veteran faces up to six months in jail for the ghastly offense of affixing Old Glory at a site honoring those who served their country. Judicial Watch reached out to Sessions’ office but has not heard back from the new Attorney General after...
  • Populism is Fuelling Rejection of Migrants, Says Pope

    02/21/2017 6:44:07 PM PST · by marshmallow · 29 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 2/21/17 | Junno Arocho Esteves
    The Pope has criticised 'populist demagoguery' and urged people to 'welcome those who knock at our doors'Indifference, fuelled by populist rhetoric in today’s world, fans the flames of rejection that threaten the rights and dignity of migrants, Pope Francis said. Refugees escaping persecution, violence and poverty are often shunned and deemed as “unworthy of our attention, a rival or someone to be bent to our will,” the Pope told participants of the VI International Forum on Migration and Peace. “Faced with this kind of rejection, rooted ultimately in self-centeredness and amplified by populist demagoguery, what is needed is a change...
  • Milo Is the Mini-Donald

    02/21/2017 6:42:54 PM PST · by madprof98 · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | 2/21/17 | Frank Bruni
    If you halved Donald Trump’s age, changed his sexual orientation, gave him a British accent and fussed with his hair only a little, you’d end up with a creature much like Milo Yiannopoulos. He could be Trump’s lost gay child. In fact, Yiannopoulos, 33, has a habit of referring to Trump, 70, as “Daddy.” Trump the father and Yiannopoulos the son are both provocateurs who realize that in this day and age especially, the currency of celebrity isn’t demeaned by the outrageousness and offensiveness through which a person achieves it. Both are con men, wrapping themselves in higher causes, though...
  • Durbin Statement On DHS Mass Deportation Guidelines

    02/21/2017 6:42:30 PM PST · by mdittmar · 18 replies
    U.S. Senator Dick Durbin ^ | 2/20/2017 | U.S. Senator Dick Durbin
    WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), Ranking Member of the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, released the following statement in response to leaked memos from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) implementing President Trump’s controversial executive orders on immigration.  "These guidelines are now the official policy of the Trump Administration, implementing the President's mass deportation Executive Orders. I have called on my counterpart on the Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Chairman John Cornyn, to hold hearings on these orders—we need an immediate public examination in Congress of these heavy-handed, anti-family policies. The Senate should also pass the bill...
  • North Carolina Muslim charged with threatening non-Muslims, had AK-47 and ammo

    02/21/2017 6:40:09 PM PST · by markomalley · 13 replies
    Jihad Watch ^ | 2/21/17 | Robert Spencer
    “Don’t go to Cary tomorrow….For too long the kuffar [non-Muslims] have spit in our faces and trampled our rights. This cannot continue. I cannot speak of anything. Say your dua [prayers], sleep, and watch the news tomorrow. It will only be the beginning.”For Garrett Grimsley, it looks more like the end, at least for now. But the key question is this: where did this apparent convert to Islam learn his understanding of Islam? Who taught him? Or are authorities, as also, content to wave away that uncomfortable question with the claim that he was “radicalized on the Internet”?“Cary man accused...
  • House Hearing on Religious Liberty in US

    02/21/2017 6:39:44 PM PST · by marshmallow · 2 replies
    The House Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice held a hearing on the state of religious liberty in America. Four people offered testimony at the February 16 hearing: * Kimberlee Colby, director, Center for Law & Religious Freedom * Hannah Smith, senior counsel, Becket Fund for Religious Liberty * Rabbi David Saperstein, former United States Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom * Casey Mattox, senior counsel, Alliance Defending FreedomColby, Smith, and Mattox expressed concern at developments that have taken place in recent years, while Saperstein (an Obama administration appointee) worried that religious liberty may be used to excuse...
  • Great news: Feds probing VA employees as opioid thefts sharply increase

    02/21/2017 6:38:23 PM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 2/21/17 | Ed Morrissey
    Congress and governors have clamored for action in the face of a rising tide of opioid addition and deaths, but part of the trouble might come from inside the government itself. The Associated Press reported yesterday that the federal government has launched investigations into the Veterans Administration for widespread theft of opioids. They suspect that doctors, nurses, and other employees have “siphoned off” opioids and helped to fuel the black market: Federal authorities are stepping up investigations at Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers due to a sharp increase in opioid theft, missing prescriptions or unauthorized drug use by VA...
  • Stanford Law Journal Publishes Special Issue on Lawyer Activism Under Trump

    02/21/2017 6:35:21 PM PST · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Lawsite Blog ^ | 2/21/17 | Robert Ambrogi
    Stanford Law School’s Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties has published a special issue, A Lawyer’s Guide to Activism, Resistance, and Change Under Trump.“The focus of this edition is the role that law students and lawyers can play in protecting rights, liberties, and a healthy environment under a new president whose statements as a candidate and early actions indicate a significant retrenchment from gains made in these areas over the last several decades,” writes Diane T. Chin, associate dean for public service and public interest law, in the issue’s foreword.The issue contains five articles, all written by members of...
  • Kurdish forces reach Euphrates River east of Raqqa amid massive ISIS collapse

    02/21/2017 6:35:05 PM PST · by Texas Fossil · 18 replies
    Al-Masdar News ^ | 21/02/2017 | Chris Tomson
    Following the capture of 8 villages earlier in the day, the US-backed ‘Syrian Democratic Forces’ (SDF) swept through another five ISIS-held villages in a huge offensive that now has Kurdish forward units stationed at the northern bank of the Euphrates River in a region some 40 kilometers east of the provincial capital of Raqqa. Syrian Democratic Forces have officially reached the northern bank of the Euphrates River EAST of Raqqa… New batch of villages liberated pic.twitter.com/81MTH9WOi0— Chris Tomson (@TheDaneChris) February 21, 2017 Effectively, the SDF were able to impose full control over the villages of Al Kajla, Judayat Khabur, Hamad...
  • California Bishop Praises President Trump’s Travel Ban

    02/21/2017 6:34:37 PM PST · by marshmallow · 6 replies
    Stating that “I am not against refugees, since I was one myself,” a Chaldean Catholic bishop who ministers in California defended President Donald Trump’s temporary ban on travel from seven predominantly Muslim nations. Bishop Bawai Soro, who came to the United States as a refugee from Iraq in 1973, wrote in a San Diego newspaper column that “the events of Sept. 11, 2001, illustrated how radical Islamic terrorism is the clear and present danger facing America.” “Mr. Trump has no one to apologize to for his immigration doctrine for the simple reason that coming to America is not a right...
  • [LONDON] STRAIGHT COUPLE LOSE COURT BATTLE TO ENTER INTO CIVIL PARTNERSHIP

    02/21/2017 6:29:28 PM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    BREITBART LONDON ^ | 2/21/17 | Donna Rachel Edmunds
    A heterosexual couple have lost their legal battle to enter into a civil partnership.Academics Rebecca Steinfeld, 35, and Charles Keidan, 40, wanted to secure legal recognition of their seven-year relationship by entering into a civil partnership, rejecting marriage as they claim it carries “patriarchal baggage”. However, they have been prevented from doing so because the Civil Partnership Act 2004 stipulates that only same-sex couples are eligible.In November the couple, who have a seven-month-old daughter, challenged a decision by High Court judge Mrs Justice Andrews to dismiss their judicial review action. But on Tuesday their challenge was in turn dismissed by the Court...
  • FRAUDS: Salon Removes Old Articles That Tried to Justify Pedophilia

    02/21/2017 6:23:10 PM PST · by blueyon · 27 replies
    The RalphRetort ^ | 2/20/17 | Ethan Ralph
    I wrote a couple articles about Salon and their attempted justification of pedophilia. They ran posts from a guy named Todd Nickerson that tried to put a happy face on the depravity. Well, guess what? Now those articles have been removed. This is why you should always archive controversial articles from the mainstream media.