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  • Former Obama State Dept. Spox: Gee, I'm Offended That People Think The Left Hates Christians

    03/23/2018 3:52:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin ^ | March 24, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    So, does the Left hate Christianity?  There have been a more than a few disconcerting moments from the news media and others, where they’ve attacked people’s faiths. You had The View’s Joy Behar mocking Vice President Mike Pence’s faith, saying he was mentally ill in February. Behar apologized to Pence personally, which we only found out through an ABC shareholders meeting earlier this month. Pence accepted the apology, but wanted a public one as well. On March 13, Behar publicly apologized (via WaPo): “I think Vice President Pence is right; I was raised to respect everyone’s religious faith, and I...
  • Does the Universe Care About Stephen Hawking?

    Famed scientist Stephen Hawking died earlier this week at the age of 76. He is largely regarded as one of the most important physicists in history. Of course, the tributes came pouring in. While most commemorated his genius and determination to transcend the debilitating effects of ALS, others attempted more nuanced commentary. Like USA Today which took Hawkings death as opportunity to remind us of the physicists view that Heaven is a fairy story. Hawking, who died at 76, spoke candidly in a 2011 Guardian interview about what he believes happens when people die. He told the Guardian that while...
  • Harvard students can soon report professors for offensive remarks made in class

    03/23/2018 2:38:24 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2018 | Bradford Richardson
    Harvard University is expanding course evaluations to allow students to report professors who say offensive things in class or make them feel uncomfortable. The update to the Q Guide, the online course evaluation system at Harvard, was announced Thursday night by Dean of Undergraduate Education Jay M. Harris, at a town hall convened to discuss the power dynamic between students and professors at the elite Ivy League institution. When an attendee at the town hall mentioned a system for reporting offensive remarks already in place at Harvards School of Public Health, Mr. Harris said administrators are working to add a...
  • Comedian Byron Allen buys the Weather Channel for $300M

    03/23/2018 2:09:47 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 59 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/22/2018 | Alexandra Steigrad
    The Weather Channel TV network was sold Thursday to comedian-turned-media mogul Byron Allen. Allens Entertainment Studios Inc. bought the 36-year-old TV staple from the Blackstone Group, Bain Capital and Comcast. Terms of the sale were not disclosed, but sources pegged the price at about $300 million. The network and its digital property were purchased by the trio 10 years ago for $3.5 billion. The web properties were sold to IBM in 2015 for $2 billion. The Weather Channel is one of the most trusted and extremely important cable networks, with information vitally important to the safety...
  • Michael Bennett Charged For Attacking An Elderly Paraplegic Victim

    03/23/2018 1:49:07 PM PDT · by detective · 43 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 03/23/2018 | Jena Greene
    Newly signed Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Michael Bennett has been indicted by a Harris County grand jury for allegedly assaulting an elderly person. According to local Houston news outlet KHOU, Bennett was indicted on Friday for injuring a 66-year-old paraplegic who was working at NRG Stadium to control access to the field at Super Bowl LI. Authorities claim Bennett was a spectator at the game and was cheering on his brother Martellus, then New England Patriots tight end. After the Patriots won, Bennet reportedly tried to storm the field but the victim told him to use a different entrance. He...
  • Australia | NSW Supreme Court Decision a Disaster for Gun Owners

    03/23/2018 1:27:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 March, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In 2017, when I visited Australia, Donald Eykamp had an ongoing appeal at the New South Wales Supreme Court. That case has been resolved. The decision came down on 18 December 2017. I was unable to obtain a copy of the decision until after I had returned to Australia. I carefully read the decision, then conferred with an Australian barrister. The decision was a disaster for gun owners. It gave the New South Wales Police everything they asked for. Then, it gave them things they did not ask for.For a while, the politics looked promising. The New South Wales...
  • The University of Denial

    03/23/2018 1:18:27 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 8 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 22, 2018 | Amy Wax
    ‘Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away,” observed― Philip K. Dick in “I Hope I Shall Arrive Soon.” Somewhere deep in a file drawer, or on a computer server humming away in a basement, are thousands upon thousands of numbers, with names and identities attached. They’re called grades. They represent an objective reality, which exists independent of what people want reality to be. They sit silently, completely indifferent to indignation, angry petitions, irritable gestures, teachers’ removal from classrooms—all the furor and clamor of institutional politics. Those numbers are now solely within the control of...

    03/23/2018 12:26:15 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 50 replies
    The medias favorite gun control activist, Parkland, Fla., student David Hogg, wants you to know hes "disgusted." Hogg, who just turned 18, has became a constant media fixture since last months mass shooting in Florida. And in almost every interview Hoggs given over the last four weeks, Hogg's at some point mentioned that hes disgusted or that he finds something disgusting. Here are 16 things that disgust David Hogg: 1 Marco Rubio giving a long answer at the CNN town hall on gun control 2 Donald Trump Jr. liking a tweet 3 The NRA opposing bans on...
  • Millionaire ranks grew in America the most since 2009

    03/23/2018 12:08:33 PM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 18 replies
    Fox business ^ | 3/22/18 | By Jade Scipioni
    In a sign of a booming economy under President Donald Trump, a biggest number of U.S. households in almost a decade climbed to millionaire status last year. The number reporting a net worth between $1 million and $5 million, not including primary residences, grew by almost 600,000 last year to nearly 10 million, according to market research and consulting firm Spectrem Group.
  • According to Krypton Theres A Chance Superman May Have African-American Bloodlines

    03/23/2018 11:41:26 AM PDT · by Bubba_Leroy · 56 replies
    Inquisitor ^ | March 23, 2018 | Mark Wilson
    The history of Superman is well documented throughout time in either comics, TV shows or movies. However, the history of his bloodlines has been pushed to the side just a bit, that is until the recent premiere of Krypton. In the new show on SYFY, it chronicles the life of Supermans grandfather and great grandfathers studies while on the planet of Krypton before Kal-El was born. While it was interesting to see the beginning of his story, what stood out the most is what may have slipped the eyes of many. While critics have bashed the pilot, there are some,...
  • BET boots journalist from Michelle Obama conference

    03/23/2018 11:31:22 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 6 replies
    NY Post ^ | 3/23/18 | O Coleman
    .....The BET Network booted a Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist from its conference for publishing a Q&A with Michelle Obama, sparking a social media storm. The network had invited the Washington Posts Robin Givhan to its syntactically questionable Leading Women Defined conference in Bal Harbour, Fla., but then demanded she leave after she published her article, claiming that Obamas talk had been conducted in a sacred space. ....while claiming Michelles talk was private, BET didnt play by its own rules: The network posted sections of the interview on its website, while Valerie Jarrett, who conducted the chat, teased on social media that...
  • Democratic leaders celebrate budget bill: 'We're able to accomplish more in the minority'

    03/23/2018 11:18:23 AM PDT · by EagleUSA · 54 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | March 22, 2018 | Al Weaver
    Democratic leaders spiked the football Thursday after the House passed the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending package and argued they have been able to accomplish more despite not holding the White House or either congressional chamber. After rolling through a litany of Democratic wins in the spending package, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., declared Democrats were big winners in the bipartisan bill despite their standing in Congress. Specifically, he touted funding for the Gateway tunnel project and increased spending for the National Institutes of Health, along with other programs.
  • Bank Of America Sponsors Anti-Gun Panel

    03/23/2018 11:07:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies ^ | 3/23/2018 | Joe Simonson
    Bank of America further solidified its corporate position in favor of gun control after sponsoring an anti-gun discussion hosted by Axios on Friday. Axios co-founder Mike Allen facilitated the talk between activist and Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School student David Hogg and Democratic Sen. Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut. The event, held in Washington, D.C., occurred at 8 a.m. and had no outside sponsors beside BoA. Despite the fact that it was billed as a conversation on gun safety in America, there was virtually no disagreement between Hogg and Blumenthal on policy. Allen asked Hogg what the biggest mistake the media...
  • Parkland, Fla., students and families flew to Washington, D.C., on the Patriots plane

    03/23/2018 10:41:48 AM PDT · by matt04 · 18 replies
    Students and families from Parkland, Fla., were transported to Washington, D.C., ahead of the March for Our Lives against gun violence this Saturday with the help of the New England Patriots. On Thursday, team owner Robert Kraft provided the teams official plane to fly the families of the 17 victims of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School shooting and some of the students who were injured to the nations capital for the event, Patriots spokesman Stacey James said. James said Kraft decided to lend the plane to those affected by the shooting after former Arizona representative Gabrielle Giffords and her...
  • ... Cardi B flies into rage over paying 40% in taxes ...

    03/23/2018 10:38:04 AM PDT · by Sergio · 42 replies
    London Daily Mail ^ | 23 March 2018 | reporter
    Full Title: 'I want to know what the f*** you're doing with my f***ing money!': Cardi B flies into rage over paying 40% in taxes in expletive filled Instagram post It's tax season, and Cardi B is not a happy camper. The New York City native, 25, took to social media on Thursday launching into a fast-paced rant about how she was unhappy at the rate she was being taxed, as well as not seeing any sort of return on her dollar. 'So you know the government is taking 40 percent of my taxes and Uncle Sam, I want to...
  • Bill Murray compares anti-gun Parkland students to Vietnam War protesters

    03/23/2018 10:02:09 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 53 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | March 23, 2018 | Jessica Chasmar
    Actor and comedian Bill Murray penned an op-ed Thursday comparing the Parkland shooting survivors to the students who helped end the Vietnam War. Writing for NBC News THINK, Mr. Murray drew parallels between the Parkland students and the Vietnam War student protesters who spurred the antiwar movement of the 1960s. I was thinking, looking at the kids in Parkland, Florida who have started these anti-gun protests, that it really was the students that began the end of the Vietnam War, Mr. Murray wrote. It was the students who made all the news, and that noise started, and then the movement...
  • Hillary fundraiser causes a stink with the DNC

    03/23/2018 9:58:41 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 34 replies
    pagesix ^ | 03/22/2018 | Emily Smith
    <p>Just as Democratic donors thought theyd finally put away wallets for Hillary Clinton, shes coming back to NYC for a fundraiser for her nonprofit while also creating a party stink by throwing the bash at the exact same time as an event for DNC chairman Tom Perez.</p>
  • H. Wayne Huizenga, South Florida business titan, dead at 80

    03/23/2018 9:49:57 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 10 replies
    sun sentinel ^ | 3/23/18 | Mike Clary, Marcia Heroux Pounds and Craig Davis
    H. Wayne Huizenga, whose restless entrepreneurial spirit led him to become the only U.S. businessman to three Fortune 500 companies, has died. He was 80. He succumbed to a decades-long battle with cancer. He was treated for cancer for years, said Bob Henninger, executive vice president for Huizenga Holdings. He fought a great fight. He died quietly. ....In creating companies including Waste Management, Blockbuster and AutoNation, Huizenga earned a reputation as a corporate alchemist... ....Huizenga was famously disciplined and demanding, determined to outwork competitors and inspire employees. He could have fun, too. AutoNations Jackson has spoken in published interviews about...
  • Will the Deep State Break Trump?

    03/23/2018 9:46:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 48 replies ^ | March 23, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    "It is becoming more obvious with each passing day that the men and the movement that broke Lyndon Johnson's authority in 1968 are out to break Richard Nixon," wrote David Broder on Oct. 8, 1969. "The likelihood is great that they will succeed again." A columnist for The Washington Post, Broder was no fan of Nixon. His prediction, however, proved wrong. Nixon, with his "Silent Majority" address rallied the nation and rocked the establishment. He went on to win a 49-state victory in 1972, after which his stumbles opened the door to the establishment's revenge. Yet, Broder's analysis was...
  • Hip cafe chain staffed by workers with Down syndrome opens in Paris

    03/23/2018 9:17:46 AM PDT · by Salman · 19 replies
    The Local (France) ^ | 23 March 2018 | AFP
    It is a hip-looking cafe like any other in central Paris, thronged with lunchtime diners. Except that Joyeux has a little something extra - many of its cooks and waiters have one more chromosome. The coffee shop is the latest in a chain of lunch joints springing up across France staffed by people with Down syndrome, autism and other cognitive disabilities. "Joyeux" means joyous and owner Yann Bucaille Lanzerac said he plans to spread the joy to at least four more outlets across France giving disabled people the chance to show what they can do and earn a living. Foodie...