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  • Levin: Here’s the Democrats’ ‘sickening, cynical’ Franken scheme

    12/07/2017 5:22:58 PM PST · by 198ml · 54 replies
    CR ^ | 12/7/17 | Chris Pandolfo
    On Thursday’s radio program, LevinTV host Mark Levin called out the “phony” resignation of Sen. Al Franken and warned that the Democrats are gearing up to flip their position if Roy Moore is elected to the U.S. Senate in Alabama. “This is one of the most cynical political ploys by the Democrats in the Senate that I’ve seen in a very, very long time,” Levin said. Levin: Here’s the Democrats’ ‘sickening, cynical’ Franken scheme Posted December 07, 2017 07:33 PM by Chris Pandolfo Congress Al Franken Perry confirmation hearing Carolyn Kaster | AP Photo Font Size A A A Print...
  • Disgraced Former Anglican Bishop Becoming Catholic to ‘Live and Worship in Anonymity

    12/07/2017 5:21:28 PM PST · by marshmallow · 9 replies
    The Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | 12/7/17 | Staff Reporter
    Peter Ball is reportedly in discussions about joining the Catholic Diocese of CliftonAn Anglican bishop who was jailed for sexually abusing 18 young men is converting to Catholicism to “live and worship in anonymity”. Peter Ball, who was Bishop of Lewes and of Gloucester for the Church of England, was jailed for 32 months in October 2015 for offences dating back to the 1970s. A spokesman confirmed that he has been in talks to join the Catholic Diocese of Clifton, although he is unlikely to take Holy Orders. The Daily Mail reports that his identical twin brother Michael, who served...
  • Pope Francis Calls for Lord's Prayer to be Altered as Current Wording Suggests God....

    12/07/2017 5:16:35 PM PST · by marshmallow · 124 replies
    The Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 12/8/17 | Reporters
    Pope Francis has called on the Roman Catholic Church to alter the Lord’s Prayer because he believes the current translation suggests God is capable of leading us “into temptation”. Instead, “Our father”, which is the best known prayer in Christianity, should be said using the phrasing adopted by French bishops, which reads as “do not let us enter into temptation”. The alternative wording used in France implies that it is through human fault that people are led to sin, rather than by God. The pontiff made the suggestion during a televised interview on Wednesday evening, in which he claimed that...
  • Archbishop: Politicians Who Say They’re Pro-Abortion and a Good Catholic Must be Admonished

    12/07/2017 5:12:51 PM PST · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 12/7/17 | Lisa Bourne
    KANSAS CITY, Kansas, December 7, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Politicians who “flaunt” being Catholic while asserting that they are also pro-abortion are guilty of “misleading” other Catholics and must be admonished, said U.S. Archbishop Joseph Naumann in a recent interview. Naumann, who was elected last month by his brother bishops over Cardinal Blase Cupich to be the next head of the U.S. bishops' pro-life efforts, said that openly pro-abortion “Catholic” politicians are “particularly problematic” for the bishops to deal with. “We have an obligation to dialogue with that individual as much as possible. We want to presume his or her good...
  • Affidavit alleges man delivered cocaine to DA Reyna(Waco)

    12/07/2017 5:06:08 PM PST · by Elderberry · 16 replies
    WacoTrib ^ | 12/7/2017 | TOMMY WITHERSPOON
    A Waco attorney said in a sworn affidavit that one of her clients in 2014 told an FBI agent investigating McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna that "he personally delivered cocaine for Reyna's use." The affidavit from former McLennan County prosecutor Brittany Scaramucci was filed Thursday to support motions from Twin Peaks shootout bikers Jorge Daniel Salinas and Billy Jason McCree, who are asking judges to compel Reyna's office to provide evidence in the Twin Peaks cases. Scaramucci's affidavit also alleges that Reyna arranged to have an attorney appointed special prosecutor in cases in which he recused his office "for...
  • On Dec. 7th, It Was a Woman Who First Spoke to America

    12/07/2017 4:56:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2017 | Craig Shirley
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Scott Mauer.The president of the United States, Franklin Roosevelt, was often cited as the Leader of the Free World, and the most powerful man in the world, if not the nation. But it was his wife, Eleanor Roosevelt, who, despite not holding elected power, held as much moral power over Americans as anybody. The First Lady of the United States helped hold the torch for American optimism – she took charge of a grave moral crisis. Seventy-six years ago today, Eleanor Roosevelt spoke to a scared and hurt nation. On Sunday, December 7,...
  • Franken’s resignation shows that only 1 of our 2 great parties has any integrity(hurl alert)

    12/07/2017 4:46:30 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 103 replies
    Washington Post ^ | December 7th 2017 | Paul Waldman
    Al Franken announced his resignation on the floor of the Senate today, a development that makes abundantly clear that the Democratic and Republican parties have never been more different in modern American history than they are right at this moment. Franken’s speech started off on a surprisingly defiant note, going much farther than he had up until this point in asserting that the charges made against him are not true. But that only reinforces the point I’m making about the two parties, as I’ll explain in a moment: “Over the last few weeks, a number of women have come forward...
  • Weekly Cooking (and related issues) Thread

    12/07/2017 4:37:25 PM PST · by Jamestown1630 · 243 replies
    Recently – for some reason that I can’t even remember now – I was looking for information on Germany’s Black Forest. Many of the links that came up were for the famous Black Forest Cake – an extravagant confection of chocolate sponge cake, ‘kirschwasser’ and cherries. Definitely a 'celebration' cake, and it looks very nice for Christmas. Here, from Genius Kitchen, is a ‘from scratch’ recipe: http://www.geniuskitchen.com/recipe/authentic-black-forest-cake-schwarzwald-kirsch-kuchen-343698and here is one using prepared cake mix (includes a little history on the cake) from What's Cooking America: https://whatscookingamerica.net/History/Cakes/BlackForestCake.htmI may have been looking up the Black Forest because I’ve become entranced by train...
  • Sen. Al Franken says he'll resign from Senate 'in the coming weeks' amid sexual harassment..

    12/07/2017 4:36:18 PM PST · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    ABC News ^ | December 7. 2017
    Minnesota Sen. Al Franken will resign from the United States Senate "in the coming weeks" he announced Thursday, a day after a number of his Democratic colleagues called for him to step down amid mounting allegations of sexual misconduct against women. "Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks, I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate," Franken said on the Senate floor. "It's become clear that I can't both pursue the Ethics Committee process and at the same time remain an effective senator for [the people of Minnesota]."
  • Axes and ales: West Virginia deli to add ax throwing, beer

    12/07/2017 4:34:05 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 27 replies
    CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — A sandwich shop in West Virginia’s capital plans to expand next week to add craft beer and ax throwing. Chadrick Harper, owner of the Lucky Dill Deli, tells WSAZ-TV the addition will be called “Axes and Ales” and will allow customers to hurl real axes into a wooden target. Starting Dec. 14, the Charleston business expects to have five ax-throwing courts open Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings.
  • Czech President hints: We could move embassy to Jerusalem

    12/07/2017 4:14:21 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 34 replies
    INN ^ | 12/08/17 00:03 | Ben Ariel
    Czech President Milos Zeman hinted on Thursday that his country could follow the United States and move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem “sooner or later”. “[President] Trump’s decision makes me happy because when I visited Israel four years ago, I said that I would like to transfer the embassy, and that if that happens, we will be the first to do so,” said the Czech president in a television interview. He added that “every country has the right to decide which city will serve as its capital, and by the same token, every country has the right to...
  • Pearl Harbor: Eagle Scout's film tells of a USS Arizona survivor, a hero in the Pacific War.

    12/07/2017 4:12:04 PM PST · by j.havenfarm · 8 replies
    You Tube ^ | Vanity
    As we remember Pearl Harbor Day I we want to invite everyone to view a documentary of USS Arizona survivor and subsequent bomber pilot Lou Conter. Mr. Conter was on duty on the deck of the Arizona when the planes came in. Witness to Infamy is a gripping account of his service in the Pacific War. An Eagle Scout Project by Philip M.T. Jacques. Featuring footage, historical commentary and music, the film is about as professional as amateurs can get. Last year we traveled to Pearl Harbor for the 75th anniversary, and the film includes commentary from other survivors, and...
  • Dutch politician blames Trump for anti-Semitic Amsterdam attack

    12/07/2017 4:06:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    JTA via INN ^ | 12/07/2017 22:19
    A major coalition party in the Netherlands blamed President Donald Trump for an assault against a kosher restaurant by a man carrying a Palestinian Authority flag. A spokesperson for the left-leaning Democrats 66 party made the accusation Thursday, hours after the assault on the HaCarmel restaurant, which some see as a reaction to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel capital on Wednesday. Reinier van Dantzig, who heads the party’s faction on the Amsterdam city council, wrote on Twitter: “How awful that this happened. It shows how thoughtless statements by the leader of the free world have direct consequences. Let us...
  • French ambassador uses Pearl Harbor Day to blast U.S. for betraying France in 1930s

    12/07/2017 4:05:16 PM PST · by ameribbean expat · 125 replies
    Gerard Araud tweeted Thursday afternoon that “In this Pearl Harbor day, we should remember that the US refused to side with France and the UK to confront the fascist powers in the 30s.” Mr. Araud deleted the tweet within a few minutes, though not before it had been screen-captured.
  • Trump Administration SCOTUS Brief Threatens Working People’s Livelihoods

    12/07/2017 4:05:05 PM PST · by mdittmar · 42 replies
    AFL-CIO ^ | December 7, 2017 | AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka
    Statement by AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka on the Trump administration’s brief to the Supreme Court on Janus v. AFSCME: While President Trump boasts his support for working families, his administration is advocating a position in the United States Supreme Court that disregards decades of settled law and threatens our livelihoods. Yet again, his actions are failing his rhetoric and making clear that he has no intention of following through on his commitments to working people. For more than forty years, through Republican and Democratic administrations, the law has recognized that unions and employers have the freedom to negotiate agreements under...
  • Answering Objections about Genetically Modified Organisms

    12/07/2017 4:01:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 100 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2017 | Tracy Miller
    Opponents of genetically modified (GM) crops raise a number of questions and objections to growing them and including them in the food supply. Although they cite scientific research to support their claims, a careful review of the literature suggests there is very little evidence to support any of the claims about harmful health effects of GM food. For this reason, combined with the many potential benefits, governments should not restrict the use of genetically modified organisms (GMOs).Opponents place a great deal of emphasis on the fact that many GM crops have been engineered to be resistant to glyphosate, the active...
  • Justice Official Demoted as House Investigators Subpoena Records of His Fusion GPS Meetings

    12/07/2017 3:49:20 PM PST · by righttackle44 · 56 replies
    Breitbart ^ | December 7, 2017 | Kristina Wong
    A senior Justice Department official was demoted on Wednesday amid an ongoing House intelligence committee investigation into his contacts with Fusion GPS, the firm responsible for the Trump dossier, according to Fox News. Bruce G. Ohr, who was until Wednesday associate deputy attorney general, met during the 2016 campaign with the author of the dossier, Christopher Steele, according to evidence obtained by committee investigators. Ohr also met “shortly after” the election with Glenn Simpson, co-founder of Fusion GPS, investigators also found. Congressional sources told Fox News that Simpson and Ohr met sometime around Thanksgiving last year, when President-elect Trump was...
  • Yes, the Government Has to Get a Warrant for Digital ‘Papers’

    12/07/2017 3:42:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 7, 2017 | Seton Motley
    The Fourth Amendment of our sensational Constitution reads as follows:“The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses, papers, and effects,[a] against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the persons or things to be seized.”What this means is: Government can’t invade your property or grab your stuff - without first securing a warrant.  And they have to have a darn good and specific reason to ask for said warrant.In this the Digital...
  • Vanity! Little House on the Prairie Centennial episode.

    12/07/2017 3:41:27 PM PST · by grayboots · 13 replies
    Self ^ | 12/6/2017 | Self
    Just saw this episode tonight. This is one of the best episodes of Little House on the Prairie that I can remember. Immigrants trying to assimmilate to the USA and thankful for the opportunity. And the tax issues hurting the poor. Wish this were the case today!!
  • Polar bears all over the place now, Native Alaskans say

    12/07/2017 3:38:09 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 51 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 7,2017 | Monica Showalter
    Several years ago, we were warned that bears were starving due to global warming and would be irretrievably lost. I recall the first interview I did with Alaska's then-governor, Sarah Palin, about the polar bear situation in 2008, before she got famous. I asked her if the news reports were right that polar bears were starving. I only have a reference to the link, unfortunately, but I vividly recall her most memorable quote: "Our bears are healthy bears!" She added that maybe that could be the situation in Canada, but it certainly wasn't in Alaska. Now ABC News and NBC...