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  • Dylan Farrow attacks the stars of Woody Allen's new film on release day

    12/16/2017 12:02:27 PM PST · by bgill · 4 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Dec. 16, 2017 | wenn
    Woody Allen's estranged daughter has blasted Kate Winslet and Justin Timberlake for starring in her dad's latest movie, while sexual assault allegations hang over him.Dylan Farrow, who claims Woody molested her as a child, marked the release of her adopted dad's latest film "Wonder Wheel" on Friday by attacking the movie's stars. She took to Twitter to condemn the stars for agreeing to be part of Allen's latest project. "Today Woody Allen releases another film nationwide," she wrote. "People like @jtimberlake, @JimBelushi, #KateWinslet, and others will promote it and praise him for it.
  • Trump Saves Taxpayers $3,000,000 by Nuking Obama-Designed Website

    12/16/2017 11:52:11 AM PST · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 15 replies
    conservative tribune ^ | 12/15/17 | Cillian Zeal
    When it comes to website design, the Obama White House was not known for doing so efficiently or cheaply. Those with long memories of insurance exchanges can attest to this. Apparently, this kind of profligacy extends to other web portals as well. And President Trump’s administration is going to save $3,000,000 by nuking the current design of Whitehouse.gov and unveiling a new one.
  • Easthampton H.S. students to use the term “first year students” instead of “freshmen”

    12/16/2017 11:33:44 AM PST · by bgill · 25 replies
    wwlp ^ | Dec. 14, 2017 | Tashanea Whitlow
    Easthampton High School freshmen are now being referred to as “first year students” as the school aims to be more gender inclusive... The change comes after students from the Gender and Sexuality Alliance Group made recommendations to the handbook committee, on how the school’s handbook language could be made more gender neutral.
  • Top gun rights priority prospects dim, even in GOP-controlled Washington

    12/16/2017 11:07:02 AM PST · by Reno89519 · 8 replies
    McClatchy DC Bureau ^ | December 14, 2017 | Andrea Drusch
    Gun rights activists spent record amounts last year to elect Republicans — but aren’t likely to get their biggest wish, nationwide concealed carry legislation, approved before the 2018 elections. Activists are blaming the Republicans they help put in power — as well as Democrats — for the lack of action on the gun lobby’s number one legislative priority. “The gun rights community does not appreciate the fact that reciprocity languished for so long, and then following two tragic shootings, it seems the first initial response from some in the GOP was, ‘We need additional gun control,’ aka the NICS fix,”...
  • Created Male and Female: An Open Letter from Religious Leaders

    12/16/2017 10:59:28 AM PST · by iowamark · 12 replies
    Dear Friends: As leaders of various communities of faith throughout the United States, many of us came together in the past to affirm our commitment to marriage as the union of one man and one woman and as the foundation of society. We reiterate that natural marriage continues to be invaluable to American society. We come together to join our voices on a more fundamental precept of our shared existence, namely, that human beings are male or female and that the socio-cultural reality of gender cannot be separated from one's sex as male or female. We acknowledge and affirm that...
  • This Sputnik Moment (China et al)

    12/16/2017 10:58:04 AM PST · by RightGeek · 3 replies
    The American Interest ^ | 12/15/2017 | Larry Diamond
    As authoritarian states like China double down on strategic investments and project their “sharp power” abroad, the United States may finally be reaching a new Sputnik moment. It takes a pretty big shock to the system to transform the way the United States engages the world. A spate of German submarine attacks on American merchant ships was the final trigger for American entry into World War I. Japan’s attack on Pearl Harbor brought America into World War II. The attacks on September 11 led the United States to invade Afghanistan and then Iraq.More relevant to the current moment was the...
  • Here's How Many People Have Left the EPA Since Scott Pruitt Took Over [Winning!]

    12/16/2017 10:10:38 AM PST · by Simon Foxx · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 12/16/2017 | Courtney O'Brien
    The Environmental Protection Agency has shrunk considerably since Scott Pruitt took over as administrator. In fact, the agency is back to President Reagan-era staff levels. Over 700 EPA personnel have either retired, quit, or taken voluntary buyouts since Pruitt took over...
  • Weekly Update: Obama FBI/DOJ Anti-Trump Abuses

    12/16/2017 10:00:17 AM PST · by jazusamo · 18 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 15, 2017 | Tom Fitton
    Judicial Watch Sues FBI for Records About Removal of Alleged Anti-Trump FBI Official from Mueller Team Obama State Department Cut Deal with Hillary to Keep Call Log, Schedules Secret Judicial Watch Sues California and Los Angeles Over Dirty Voter Registration Rolls Judicial Watch Asks Supreme Court to Restrain FCC Ability to Impose Government Control Over the Internet Through “Net Neutrality” Judicial Watch Sues FBI for Records About Removal of Alleged Anti-Trump FBI Official from Mueller Team The FBI and Justice Department are engulfed in a rule of law crisis because of new revelations of evident bias among FBI officials...
  • A 2017 version of “the seven dirty words” at… the CDC?

    12/16/2017 9:58:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 16, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    Back when I was in high school (and dinosaurs roamed the Earth), the comedian George Carlin released an album named Class Clown where he taught America about the seven dirty words you can’t say on television. I’m not going to list them here, even though four of them are now regularly heard on cable television, even during the family hour. But now the old list can move aside, at least at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). There’s a new grouping of seven dirty words which are not to be used in any of the agency’s publications next...
  • The NLRB just blocked one of the worst union abuses from the Obama era

    12/16/2017 9:33:16 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 16, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    This isn’t getting anywhere near the same amount of oxygen in the news cycle as the Net Neutrality story, but it certainly should be. The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) under the tenure of Barack Obama was busy handing out all sorts of goodies to the unions which finance most Democratic political campaigns. One particular burr under the collective, conservative saddle was a new “reinterpretation” of rules regarding the obligations of larger corporations who authorize the operation of franchises under their name. I wrote about this back in 2015 when the rule was originally finalized and it was a deplorable...
  • Switzerland expels French-Tunisian man over terror fears

    12/16/2017 9:21:47 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    TheLocal.ch ^ | 16 December 2017 17:30 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Swiss police said on Saturday they had expelled a person facing criminal charges in Switzerland for suspected links to a terrorist group, over fears he poses a threat to national security. […] According to Swiss media, the man is a French-Tunisian national in his 40s who was working as a taxi driver when he was arrested in Geneva last June. He had reportedly attempted to travel to Syria with his family and also helped recruit others to join the jihadists there. He was released from Swiss detention last Wednesday and has since been sent back to France, where he is...
  • Navantia, Saab and CEA Join Forces for Canada's CSC Frigate Program

    12/16/2017 9:19:26 AM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 3 replies
    Navy Recognition ^ | 15 December 2017
    A Navantia-led team has submitted its tender response for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) program, with global defence and security company Saab as the Combat Systems Integrator (CSI) and CEA Technologies providing key elements of the proposed solution. The frigate design submited by Navantia for CSC is fitted with a 127mm main gun by Leonardo, a CEAFAR2 radar by CEA, 2x RAM launchers by Raytheon, 2x 35mm Millenium CIWS guns by Rheinmetall, 48x VLS and 8x RBS-15 Mk3 anti-ship missiles by Saab. With a strong heritage in designing and building frigates and destroyers and proven technology transfer in global programs,...
  • Pope to meet Jordan King Abdullah

    12/16/2017 9:10:08 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 14 replies
    TheLocal.it ^ | 16 December 2017 10:09 CET+01:00 | AFP
    Pope Francis will meet Jordan’s King Abdullah II at the Vatican next week, the Holy See announced on Friday, as Palestinians continue to clash with Israeli forces over US President Donald Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. […] The pope and King Abdullah, the custodian of the Muslim holy sites in Jerusalem’s Old City, are likely to discuss the situation, though the Vatican never indicates topics of discussion for such meetings in advance. On Sunday, the pope called for “respect of the status quo” in Jerusalem and warned against “a new spiral of violence”. Abdullah has denounced the...
  • What if you won a war and nobody showed up to report on it?

    12/16/2017 9:08:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | December 16, 2017 | JAZZ SHAW
    David French published an essay this week on a true mystery in the history of journalism. It all has to do with the pronouncement which took place one week ago, on December 9th. We were all fairly busy, I’m sure, what with the Alabama Senate race winding to a tumultuous close and Christmas fast approaching. But on that day, Haider al-Abadi, the Prime Minister of Iraq, declared victory in the war on ISIS. But in order for you to know about it you’d have to do some serious digging. It barely rated a mention on CNN and unless you had...
  • Four students hospitalized after attack on Athens University faculty

    12/16/2017 8:57:39 AM PST · by ameribbean expat · 19 replies
    Concerns about incidents of violence at university faculties peaked on Saturday after assailants wielding wooden sticks attacked students at an Athens University campus on Academias Street in central Athens, sending four of them to the hospital. There were around 15 assailants, according to witnesses who said they were all wearing crash helmets and holding wooden sticks. They barged into the theater studies faculty where students were holding a function at around 2 a.m., the witnesses said. Apart from beating up several students, four of them seriously, the attackers wreaked serious damage to the building. Before fleeing, they stole a box...
  • Bozell & Graham Column: Showtime vs. Christianity

    12/16/2017 8:53:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 16, 2017 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    The Golden Globe Award nominations have been announced, and once again, the Hollywood judges really know how to find the worst junk to honor. Two nominations went to stay-classy Showtime’s program called “SMILF,” for “single mother I’d like to f—.” The show’s lead actress is also its creator and executive producer. Her name is Frankie Shaw and she says she picked this profane title as a “deliberate” feminist move to take back the sexist phrase “MILF” from “male objectification.” Try deciphering that one. Obviously, (CBS-owned) Showtime executives also designed it to nudge people to click on it because they know...
  • It looks like tax reform is already paying off with the GOP base

    12/16/2017 8:47:38 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 18 replies
    Communist News Network ^ | 9:44 AM ET, Sat December 16, 2017 | Ryan Struyk
    Washington (CNN) - Republicans in Congress say passing their sweeping tax reform plan will be a Christmas gift to the American people -- and it looks like Republican voters are already starting to give back. A new Quinnipiac University poll this week found that Republicans' views of their own party in Congress are above water for the first time since June, climbing from a 32-60% approval rating to a 47-43% score over the last month as the first drafts of tax reform passed both chambers.
  • How many of Robert Mueller's lawyers gave money to Democrats?

    12/16/2017 8:39:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 16, 2017 | Spike Hampson
    Since June, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has been investigating whether the Russian government and the Trump campaign colluded in an effort to swing the 2016 presidential election in Trump's favor. To help with the task, Mueller assembled a team of seventeen accomplished lawyers, although in September, two of the seventeen were terminated. The credibility of the Mueller team depends on the degree to which the public perceives it as being above politics. No reasonable person would think Mueller and his team members lack a political position of some sort, but American society is justified in expecting that each of them...
  • Another Trump victory?

    12/16/2017 8:29:41 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 16, 2017 | Steve Grammatico
    President Obama adopted a policy of "strategic patience" to slow North Korea's rush to become a nuclear state. The policy failed, but Obama's media enablers downplayed the looming threat and shielded him from criticism in the process. Unsurprisingly, North Korea's ambitions became a big story after President Trump inherited the crisis. Conventional wisdom held that Trump would find himself in the same box as Obama, the Bushes, and Clinton, unable to do anything except cajole China and hope Kim Jung-un was years away from achieving his goals. We know now that the danger is imminent. But Trump is an unconventional...
  • MUSLIM MAYOR of Nazareth Cancels Christmas This Year – Blames Trump

    12/16/2017 8:28:13 AM PST · by davikkm · 41 replies
    Breitbart.com reported: The Muslim mayor of Nazareth has cancelled traditional outdoor songs and plays celebrating Christmas in the city where Jesus spent his childhood. Mayor Ali Salam, who once made the curious boast that U.S. President Donald Trump “learned everything from me” about how to win elections, indicated that he was punishing local and visiting Christians as revenge for the President’s decision to officially recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. “Our message is we love Jerusalem, we’ll never abandon you under any circumstances,” Salam declared.