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  • This Man's Epic Ploy to Catch Package Thieves Red-Handed Is the Ultimate Act of Vigilante Justice

    12/19/2018 2:17:56 AM PST · by · 13 replies
    IJR ^ | 12-18-2018 | Madison Dibble
    Mark Rober was one of the 11 million Americans who fell victim to package theft, but unlike most victims, he had a plan for when the robbers tried to strike again. Rober was first alerted to the package thieves by his home security system. He knew a package had been listed as delivered, but it never arrived. He checked his home security footage and found that a couple had stolen it right off his front step. "If you've ever been in a situation like this, you just sort of feel violated," said Rober. When he brought the security footage to...
  • Senate passes criminal justice overhaul, handing Trump a win

    12/19/2018 1:14:13 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 18, 2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate passed a bipartisan criminal justice reform bill on Tuesday night, handing a significant victory to President Trump and senators who lobbied to advance the legislation before the end of the year. Senators voted 87-12 on the legislation, which merges a House-passed prison reform bill aimed at reducing recidivism with a handful of changes to sentencing laws and mandatory minimum prison sentences. Its passage is also a win for Jared Kushner, Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser, who took on criminal justice reform as one of his primary policy goals and who has lobbied individual senators to back the bill...
  • How Bill Kristol Closed the Conservative Mind

    12/18/2018 10:32:49 PM PST · by Forgotten Amendments · 20 replies
    THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE ^ | 12/18/2018 | Jack Hunter
    ďKristol was trying to remake the Republican Party,Ē Carlson says. A significant part of Kristolís GOP makeover project was portraying antiwar conservatives as heretics. Carlson recounts, ďYears later, writer Philip Weiss described a conversation he had with Kristol in which this [remaking the GOP] became explicit. There are Republicans, Kristol told Weiss, Ďof whom I disapprove so much that I wonít appear with them. That Iíve encouraged that they be expelled or not welcomed into the Republican Party.íĒ ďíIíd be happy if Ron Paul left and ran as a third party candidate. I was very happy when Pat Buchanan was...
  • THE FREEPER CANTEEN - The Which Of Santa's Reindeer Are You Quiz - Wednesday, December 19, 2018

    12/18/2018 6:00:13 PM PST · by LUV W · 66 replies
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  • Judge 'inclined' to let Colorado's latest cake case against Christian baker proceed

    12/18/2018 5:21:48 PM PST · by jazusamo · 64 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 18, 2018 | Valerie Richardson
    DENVER ó He won his six-year legal battle over his refusal to create a gay wedding cake, but Christian baker Jack Phillips is now facing what could be a lengthy courtroom sequel on the issue of transgender birthday cakes. Any hope of a speedy resolution was dashed Tuesday when a federal judge indicated he plans to reject the effort to dismiss the Colorado Civil Rights Commissionís latest complaint against Masterpiece Cakeshop involving a birthday cake for a gender transition. ďIím inclined to deny the motion to dismiss,Ē said senior U.S. District Court Judge Wiley Y. Daniel. He also advised Mr....
  • USA Today Pushes Amputations for Transgenders With Zero Space for Dissent

    12/18/2018 4:33:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies ^ | December 18, 2018 | Tim Graham
    The dominant story on the front page of Tuesday‚Äôs USA Today was incredibly one-sided on ‚Äútransgender equality.‚ÄĚ Above and below a picture of trans man Grayson Russo were the headlines ‚ÄúSome Americans are denied ‚Äėlifesaving‚Äô health care / Because they identify as transgender.‚ÄĚ Right under the headline is a large pull quote to add to the theme: ‚ÄúThese are lifesaving procedures, and to deny somebody a lifesaving procedure is malpractice,‚ÄĚ announced Johanna Olson-Kennedy, director of the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children‚Äôs Hospital Los Angeles. Inside the story she added "It's incredibly problematic to put your own feelings...
  • Donald Trumpís Anti-Semitism ProblemóAnd Ours [an Oct Weekly Standard article]

    12/18/2018 3:51:42 PM PST · by rintintin · 35 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 29 2018 | Charles J Sykes
    Trumpism (if not Trump himself) has given oxygen to some of the ugliest impulses among us. Near the end of his 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump laid out his theory of a vast globalist conspiracy. ďHillary Clinton meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of U.S. sovereignty in order to enrich these global financial powers, her special interest friends and her donors,Ē Trump said. ďItís a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth, and put that money into the pockets of a...
  • Nobody in Washington Wants Trumpís Wall

    12/18/2018 3:44:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush ^ | December 18, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, about the wall funding, thereís news on that, and it isnítÖ (sigh) It isnít good. Sarah Sanders apparently said today that the Trump administration is willing to take less than $5 billion in order to get the wall built. Of course, thereís nobody in that town that wants it. Weíre always talking about Pelosi and Chuck. You know, Chuck and Nancy. Nobody wants the wall. There isnít a single person, and the reason they donít want the wall is because they donít want Trump to get it. Itís that simple. It has nothing to do with the issue...
  • Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg says the company needs to do more to protect civil rights of users

    12/18/2018 3:25:28 PM PST · by rktman · 4 replies ^ | Sara Salinas
    Sheryl Sandberg's comments come on the same day the NAACP is launching a week-long boycott of the service, and amid growing calls to clean up the platform. Facebook releases the findings of a civil rights audit, highlighting particular areas of concern on the platform. Facebook has acknowledged and addressed many of the civil rights abuses outlined in the audit report. But as bad actors get increasingly clever and find new ways to manipulate Facebook users, the company faces new challenges and changing calls for action.
  • Rushís Running Commentary on the Flynn Sentencing Hearing

    12/18/2018 3:07:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush ^ | December 18, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: No, no, the bottom line is that Flynn wants this guilty plea. Heís told a judge. He and his lawyers have told the judge. The judge has offered them an opportunity to go a different route here, and Flynn doesnít want to go the different route. So, Flynn not wanting to go the different route is gonna be a very determinative factor here in the sentencing, which has yet to happen. The judge is telling Flynn that, you know, this is a very bad thing you did here. You lied to the FBI while youíre in the White House....
  • Who Killed The Weekly Standard?

    12/18/2018 2:55:03 PM PST · by rintintin · 58 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec 18 2018 | David Brooks
    Iíve only been around Phil Anschutz a few times. My impressions on those occasions was that he was a run-of-the-mill arrogant billionaire. He was used to people courting him and he addressed them condescendingly from the lofty height of his own wealth. Iíve never met Ryan McKibben, who runs part of Anschutzís media group. But stories about him have circulated around Washington over the years. The stories suggest that he is an ordinary corporate bureaucrat ó with all the petty vanities and the lack of interest in ideas that go with the type. This week, Anschutz and McKibben murdered The...
  • Irish Sex education overhaul to cover LGBT

    12/18/2018 2:47:43 PM PST · by Ennis85 · 19 replies
    Press Reader ^ | 18th December 2018 | Philip Ryan
    CATHOLIC schools will have to teach children about gay, lesbian and transgender relationships Ė even though it is against their ethos Ė under plans for the overhaul of sex education. A draft report from the Oireachtas Education Committee, which has been seen by the Irish Independent ,is calling for radical changes in how sex education is taught to children in both primary and secondary schools. Under the new plans, school children would be educated about gay, lesbian and transgender relationships ďwithout distinction as to their heterosexual counterpartsĒ. It also recommends changing legislation to ensure that schools must teach the new...
  • Beltway Panic Over Obamacare Ruling

    12/18/2018 2:28:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush ^ | December 18, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The judgeís ruling on Obamacare. I have to assume that got discussed here yesterday. (interruption) You donít know? (interruption) Oh, thatís right. None of you were here for the guest host. (interruption) The guest host came from the igloo, yesterday. (interruption) Okay, thatís right. You know what I donít get? (interruption) He did not discuss it? Okay. I have just been told that it was not discussed. This is so simple to me, and the fact that itís so simple and yet what is so simple and obvious is being ignored, is all that you need to know about...
  • Reminder: No profanity, no racism, no personal attacks, no threats, no violence, etc.

    12/18/2018 2:11:53 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 175 replies
    by Jim Robinson
    Some of this is starting to creep into our forum again, hence the reminder. Debate the issues all you want, but please don't make it personal. Keep it clean, above board and above belt. Also, whether pro or con, keep the q stuff off our regular forum threads. Post it on the q thread in chat/conspiracy. But again, keep it clean, don't make it personal, no name calling, no attacks, no threats, no violence. Don't be a TROLL. Stay on topic, don't flame, don't engage in flamewars, feuds, cross-thread arguments, stalking or harassment. If you don't like the subject or...
  • Liberals Release Bogus Study on Russian Social Media Meddling

    12/18/2018 2:07:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush ^ | December 18, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There was a big ballyhooed study that was released I think over the weekend. It was released by Oxford University Computational Propaganda Project, and it argued that fake accounts adds and tweets all clearly sought to benefit the Republican Party and specifically Donald Trump. It was the first weíve ever heard of this. Itís late arriving in this whole godforsaken story, and they have this report that theyíve analyzed all kinds of things all over social media, and guess what we found at the Oxford University Computational Propaganda Project? We found Russians everywhere! We found Russian fake accounts, we...
  • How Trump Should Approach the Next Two Years

    12/18/2018 1:54:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush ^ | December 18, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let me grab an audio sound bite or two because this one fits in here, sound bites one and two. Play one and two. This was last Saturday in the United Kingdom, in Great Britain over on the BBC, the title of the program, Dateline London. The host is a guy named Sean Lee. Heís talking to a former TIME Magazine London bureau chief, whose name is Dr. Jef McAllister, and theyíre talking about the Russia investigation and President Trump. To set things up, here is the host, Sean Lee, asking about Americans support for President Trump. He canít...
  • My Photos of the White House Christmas Decorations

    12/18/2018 1:39:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush ^ | December 18, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I was at the White House for a Christmas reception, and (chuckles) I got an email, ďRush, I thought they canceled the media party.Ē They did. ďWell, then what were you doing there?Ē Iím not the media that was canceled. Anyway, I took some pictures. I didnít have much free time. But I stole away from people, and I whipped out my iPhone XS Max ó which has one of the greatest smartphone cameras made in the world today ó and I snapped some pictures of the decorations. My first White House Christmas party of any was during the...
  • Reporter shouts at Sarah Sanders after briefing: ĎDo your job, Sarah!í [LOL!]

    12/18/2018 1:25:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 61 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 18, 2018 | Brian Flood
    A reporter shouted "do your job" at White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders on Tuesday, as she wrapped up the briefing after roughly 15 minutes at the podium. Breakfast Mediaís Andrew Feinberg confirmed to Fox News that he was the reporter who shouted, ďDo your job, Sarah!Ē Feinberg took to Twitter following the incident, sending a variety of messages that coincide with the message barked to Sanders. ďSarah Huckabee Sanders refuses to do the job for which she is paid money raised from US taxpayers. She delays each briefing so she can use a presidential event as an excuse to...
  • 'You freak me out': Assistant principal allegedly harassed trans student

    12/18/2018 1:02:14 PM PST · by SMGFan · 72 replies
    MSN/ NBC ^ | December 18, 2018
    A West Virginia high schoolís assistant principal should be disciplined after questioning a transgender male student over his choice of bathrooms and saying, ďyou freak me out,Ē the American Civil Liberties Union said. The ACLUís West Virginia chapter said it has asked the Harrison County schools superintendent to take action against Assistant Principal Lee Livengood at Liberty High School in Clarksburg. An ACLU statement said the chapter also is seeking best-practice policies and training in the school system for dealing with transgender students and issues. Fifteen-year-old student Michael Critchfield said Monday night in an interview he was traumatized by the...
  • Some advertisers leave Carlson show after immigrant comments [Tucker Carlson]

    12/18/2018 12:47:23 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 56 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | December 18, 2018 | By MAE ANDERSON, AP BUSINESS WRITER
    Some advertisers say they are leaving conservative host Tucker Carlson's show following his remarks that immigrants could make the U.S. "poorer and dirtier." It's the latest example of sponsors leaving a Fox News Channel show after controversy, but experts say the flap is likely to blow over. So far, the show's biggest advertisers appear to be sticking with him and his prime-time show, "Tucker Carlson Tonight." Carlson said last Thursday that there's pressure from "our leaders" to accept immigrants "even if it makes our own country poorer and dirtier and more divided." He added Monday that in the Southwest, "thanks...