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  • The unexpected legacy of Justice Stevens – Conservative dismay over his record led to THIS

    07/21/2019 6:37:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Fox ^ | July 21, 2019 | Carrie Severino
    Justice John Paul Stevens was the last of the greatest generation. Stevens enlisted in the Navy the day before the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. He was awarded the Bronze Star for his work as a cryptographer: his codebreaking team’s efforts led to the downing of the plane of Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, the commander of the Japanese navy and architect of the Pearl Harbor attack. Stevens would go on to reference his experience as a World War II veteran often in his Supreme Court opinions. Especially memorable was his defense of the American flag in Texas v. Johnson, the 1989 case...
  • Ghislaine Maxwell brought Bill Clinton to Jeffrey Epstein: report

    07/21/2019 6:25:30 PM PDT · by Its All Over Except ... · 39 replies
    New York Post ^ | 7/21/2019 | Bruce Golding
    Former President Bill Clinton’s connection to since-convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was established through British heiress and longtime Epstein pal Ghislaine Maxwell, who also became a friend of former first daughter Chelsea, according to a new report Sunday. Clinton’s family grew close with Maxwell after Clinton left office in early 2001, Politico reported. “The Clintons were relatively intimate with her,” a friend of Maxwell’s told the Web site. A person familiar with the relationship also described Maxwell as “the contact between Epstein and Clinton.” “She ended up being close to the family because she and Chelsea ended up becoming close,” the...
  • Trump abdicates role as leader of free world because he doesn’t support American values

    07/21/2019 5:40:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 66 replies
    Fox ^ | July 21, 2019 | Roger Fisk
    For the first time since the end of World War I, the president of the United States is not the leader of the free world. When the guns fell silent at the end of the Great War on Nov. 11, 1918, Europe was in ashes after more than four years of fighting. America was newly ascendant, a leader in manufacturing, science, military power and global influence – with a home front untouched by the destruction of war. Our leading role as the most powerful and influential nation on Earth was solidified with our victory in World War II. We never...
  • 1.5 million Muslim asylum seeker/migrant-wannabes arrived Germany in 2015…but what about since then?

    07/21/2019 5:24:37 PM PDT · by robowombat · 13 replies
    BARENAKEDISLAM ^ | JULY 21, 2019
    SHOCKING NUMBERS! 1.5 million Muslim asylum seeker/migrant-wannabes arrived Germany in 2015…but what about since then? JULY 21, 2019 BY BARENAKEDISLAM It’s been hard to find a a numbers count in the years since 2015. But, apparently, the number of Muslim invaders seeking asylum in German has been increasing EVERY year, with 2018 topping off at 1.8 million, with 1.3 million receiving asylum. So in addition to the 1.5 million in 205, let’s estimate there were 1.6 million in 2016, 1.7 million in 2017, and 1.8 million in 2018.All together that equals 6.6 million Muslims arriving since 2015. Let’s say one-third...
  • Jeffrey Epstein Pitched a New Narrative. These Sites Published It.

    07/21/2019 5:21:57 PM PDT · by gaijin · 20 replies
    New York Times ^ | July 21st, 2019 | Tiffany Tsu
    After Jeffrey Epstein got out of the Palm Beach County Jail in 2009, having served 13 months out of an 18-month sentence resulting from a plea deal that has been widely criticized, he began a media campaign to change his public image.
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: Major General Charles C Rogers ~ 22 July 2019

    07/21/2019 5:06:15 PM PDT · by Kathy in Alaska · 16 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
    Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~Major General Charles C. Rogers               Charles Calvin Rogers (6 September 1929 - 21 September 1990) was a United States Army officer and a recipient of America's highest military decoration - Medal of Honor - for his actions in the Vietnam War.Charles Rogers joined the U.S. Army from West...
  • How Trump can replace ObamaCare with something 'far better'

    07/21/2019 4:46:42 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Fox ^ | July 21, 2019 | Sally Pipes
    Abysmal failure': Republican takes down ObamaCare during House hearingRep. Clay Higgins speaks out on 'Fox & Friends' after delivering a personal story about how the Affordable Care Act was completely unaffordable for his family. On July 9, the United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit hinted that it might strike down ObamaCare. If it does, then the U.S. Supreme Court will likely have the last word on the law's fate. And it's unclear whether ObamaCare could survive another date with the high court. If the courts axe ObamaCare, President Trump has promised to replace it with something "far...
  • Groups exchange gunfire near Theater on the Lake in Lincoln Park, sending 7 to hospitals

    07/21/2019 4:35:30 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 16 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 7-20-19 | CHARLES J. JOHNSON
    According to Chicago police, a “group of individuals” was walking toward the lakefront while another group was leaving at about 3:30 a.m., near the intersection of Fullerton Avenue and Lake Shore Drive. A verbal altercation broke out between the groups and escalated to gunfire, with individuals from both groups firing handguns at one another. Seven individuals were struck by gunfire and transported to area hospitals, police said, and Area North detectives are currently investigating. Two males and a female, all in their mid- to late-20s, were taken to Northwestern Memorial Hospital in good condition with gunshot wounds to their legs,...
  • Musicologist Backs Up Copyright Infringement Claim Against Katy Perry...

    07/21/2019 4:17:27 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 32 replies
    Billboard ^ | 7/20/19 | Chris Eggertsen
    Expert witness Todd Decker alleges “five or six points of similarity" between Perry's 2013 hit [Dark Horse] and the 2008 Christian rap song "Joyful Noise." Day two of the copyright infringement trial over Katy Perry’s 2013 single “Dark Horse” was characterized by more than one instance of live singing, but it wasn’t the pop star who was giving the performance. Instead, Todd Decker -- a musicologist and professor who serves as the chair of music at Washington University in St. Louis -- belted out some tunes during his testimony on Friday (July 19). Serving as the plaintiffs' expert witness, Decker...
  • Woman Forced To Close Business After Refusing To Wax Male Genitals Of Transgender Person

    07/21/2019 3:51:01 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 46 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | July 21, 2019 | Amanda Prestigiacomo
    A Brazilian immigrant living in Canada was forced to close up her small business after refusing to wax the male genitals of transgender LGBT activist Jessica Yaniv, formerly known as Jonathan Yaniv. Citing discrimination based on gender identity, Yaniv filed a complaint with the British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal seeking financial restitution. The activist has filed complaints against 15 other estheticians with the tribunal, claiming "gender identity" discrimination, as well, The Daily Wire reported last year. [Snip] During tribunal proceedings on Wednesday, Da Silva said the complaint from Yaniv forced her to close shop, the outlet noted. "Some of my...
  • Ivanka Trump trolled after getting a new dog: 'If it was a brown dog, would you put it in a cage?'

    07/21/2019 3:41:22 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 49 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | July 21, 2019 | Erin Donnelly
    The Trump brood just got a little bigger. Ivanka Trump announced on social media Saturday that her family has welcomed a snow-white pup into their home to mark daughter Arabella’s 8th birthday. The mother of three didn’t clarify what breed the dog, named Winter, is, though many breeders have speculated that it’s a pomsky, a cross between a Pomeranian and a Siberian husky. While the first daughter called Winter a "birthday dream come true" for her eldest child, the pooch isn't getting the warmest welcome from commenters on the internet, who are throwing some serious side eye at it's stark-white...
  • Cali wildfire bailout results in electric rates 70% higher than national average

    07/21/2019 2:06:30 PM PDT · by upchuck · 77 replies
    American Thinker ^ | July 21, 2019 | Chriss Street
    California’s proposed $26 billion bailout of bankrupt PG&E’s wildfire liability will push the state’s average residential electric rates to 70 percent higher than national average. California Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill on July 18 that supposedly will share equally between Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) shareholders and its customer the estimated $21 billion liability for 2017 and 2018 wildfire losses. The deal is also contingent on PG&E and the state’s other two investor-owned utilities, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas, contribute another $5 billion to cover losses. According to the latest U.S. Energy Information Agency report, California’s residential...
  • Trump crashes MAGA-themed wedding, prompting ‘USA’ chants

    07/21/2019 2:04:54 PM PDT · by God luvs America · 51 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7/21/2019 | Mark Moore
    President Trump made a guest appearance at a wedding at his Bedminster, NJ, golf resort on Saturday that left the bride and groom chanting “USA! USA!” The president, who’s spending the weekend at the resort, walked into the wedding reception for Nicole Marie and PJ Mongelli, according to video of the event. As the crowed roared and turned their phone’s cameras on the president, he motioned for the couple to come to him. Trump, wearing a dark suit without a tie, put his arms around the two as they took part in the “USA” chants, thrusting their arms in the...
  • Steve Henson, leader of Georgia Senate Democrats, won’t seek re-election in 2020

    07/21/2019 2:01:06 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 15 replies
    AJC ^ | July 10, 2019 | Jim Galloway
    Senate Minority Leader Steve Henson, the only white male Democrat in the chamber, said Wednesday that he would not seek re-election to his suburban Atlanta seat in 2020.
  • Most Americans disagree with Trump's "go back" tweets — CBS News poll

    07/21/2019 1:51:51 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 66 replies
    CBS News ^ | July 21, 2019
    EXCERPTS The controversy around President Trump's tweets last week comes at a time when nearly nine in 10 Americans see a nation divided along racial lines, and most believe the parties each hold different ideas about what makes a person an American. A majority of Americans (59%) disagree with what the president said in his tweets last week about four Democratic congresswomen of color, including 44% who disagree strongly with what he said. But 40% of the country agrees with what Mr. Trump said. "'Progressive' Democratic Congresswomen" should "go back" to their countries, he tweeted last Sunday.
  • WATCH: Students Take Issue With Obama Quotes On Immigration When They Think Trump Said Them

    07/21/2019 1:04:11 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 33 replies ^ | July 21, 2019 | Beth Baumann
    Source: YouTube/Campus Reform One of my favorite things Campus Reform does is go out to college campuses and get students' opinions on public policy. Campus Reforms' media director, Cabot Phillips, headed to a college campus to ask students how they felt about President Donald Trump's immigration and deportation policies. He recited a quote that was actually from President Barack Obama. "I have a quote here that's been making the rounds on social media about the deportation of criminal illegal aliens," Phillips said before reading the Obama quote. "'We are a nation of laws. Undocumented workers broke our laws and...
  • Plastic “Trump straws” sell out almost immediately

    07/21/2019 1:01:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies ^ | July 21, 2019 | JAZZ SHAW
    This is a follow-up to a story that Allahpundit covered on Friday. While the subject of plastic waste that doesn’t decompose winding up in our oceans and landfills is a serious one, not all of the proposals to address the situation are as serious as others. As AP noted, the President was asked about a ban on plastic straws and he responded by saying that it makes little sense to ban them when we’re not banning all of the other, larger plastic products that are also not recycled.Not long after that, somebody saw a fundraising opportunity and plastic “Trump straws”...
  • No, it's not racism! It's not about color of skin or where they came from. It's their hatred...

    07/21/2019 12:14:36 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 50 replies
    <p>No, it's not racism! It's not about skin color or where they came from. It's their openly displayed hatred for America, hatred for our Constitution, hatred for the rule of law, hatred for law enforcement, hatred for our Judeo-Christian founding, hatred for our Founders, hatred for our God-given rights, hatred for capitalism, hatred for constitutionally limited government, hatred for the basic building block of our society, in fact, the foundation of Western civilization, ie, our pro-life, pro-family, one-man/one-woman Judeo-Christian way of life.</p>
  • Let the Patient Beware

    07/21/2019 10:34:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    American ^ | July 21, 2019 | Mike Konrad
    About 15 years ago,  I convinced one of my doctors to prescribe some generic Wellbutrin (bupropion XL ) for me. The product had been advertised as a game changer for depression. My doctor, at that time, was reluctant at first; but he eventually succumbed to my repeated requests and wrote the prescription. Now, unlike many people, I actually read some of the warning fliers that come with medicines. Bupropion had an interesting list of precautions, along the lines of: if thoughts of suicide or violence occur, call your doctor right away. That warning jumped out at me. One might go...
  • Mike Cernovich Destroys Rep. Erica Thomas and her Disgusting Hate Hoax (tr)

    07/21/2019 10:25:45 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 7/21/2019 | Jim Hoft
    Full title: Brilliant! Mike Cernovich Destroys Rep. Erica Thomas and her Disgusting Hate Hoax — Breaks Down Ever-Changing Story of ‘Madame Smollett’ As reported on Saturday — State Rep. Erica Thomas told supporters a white man told her to “go back to where you came from.” Thomas is an African-American Democrat state lawmaker. ... She was at a Publix grocery store and was checking out at the express lane with too many items when the man confronted her. Thomas posted a tearful and heartrending video on social media following the confrontation. She said the man told her to “go back...