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  • France: Marine Le Pen's niece, Marion Marechal opens 'Far Right' Training School for Future Leaders

    09/22/2018 12:10:46 PM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 2 replies
    Politico Europe ^ | Sep 2018 | Maia De La Bume
    This month, the doors will open at the Institute of Social, Economic and Political Sciences (ISSEP) in Lyon, France’s third-biggest city. It will, its high-profile backers hope, become a breeding ground for the country’s next generation of conservative thinkers and leaders. It also marks the return to public life of Marion Maréchal, once the great hope of the French far right, who is the college’s director. She said the idea was to train a new crop of politicians and officials to replace the “visionless” Parisian elite. She was the youngest member of France’s parliament before stepping away from politics in...
  • The New Age of Coal

    09/22/2018 9:40:20 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies ^ | 9/22/2018 | Christopher Mendoza
    No matter how hard environmental do-gooders are trying to kill coal, they're clearly not succeeding. According to a new report by the Energy Information Administration, despite the ongoing fear-mongering from the left, coal continues to be a major source of power generation in both developed and emerging nations, accounting for as much of the world's electricity today as it did in the 1990s. As it turns out, coal has proven to be incredibly resilient in Asia and Africa, where it has been pushed up by rising demand. This information may come as a shock for anti-coal crusaders, but IT should...
  • In Softball NBC Interview, Biden Compares Kavanaugh Allegations to Deliverance Rape Scene

    09/22/2018 9:21:59 AM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 9/21/2018 | Kyle Drennen
    The former Vice President also revealed that his mind was made up about Thomas’s guilt before the hearing even began: “And I believed her when she came forward, I encouraged her to come forward, we were in a position where we got the FBI to do an investigation, and I voted against Clarence Thomas.” Moments later, Melvin observed: “It seems like you get it now, versus back in ’91?” Biden argued: “Well, I think I got it in ’’s important that people understand, and I think people do now, understand how hard it is to come forward.” The Democrat then...
  • Bluff Called: Grassley Gives Debra Katz & Co. One More Day("Moron" grassly cave in)

    09/22/2018 9:02:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 86 replies ^ | 9/22/2018 | Timothy Meads
    Yesterday evening, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) gave attorney Debra S. Katz an ultimatum - agree to reasonable testimonial terms for her client and alleged sexual assault survivor Professor Christine Blasey Ford by 10:00 PM Friday or the Senate would go ahead and vote on Monday to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In return, Katz accused the senator of establishing an "arbitrary" deadline and flatly declined to comply with his request and instead asked for one more day. Shortly after midnight, Sen. Grassley agreed to give Katz and her client one more day.
  • IT HAPPENED TO ME: My Psychiatrist Told Me She Voted for Trump

    09/22/2018 6:15:58 AM PDT · by vannrox · 118 replies
    It happened to me! ^ | December 2, 2016 | Rachel Adams
    As I rode the crosstown bus, I imagined my new psychiatrist would ask how I was feeling. I had seen her for the first time a week before, after months of feeling anxious and unhinged by the deaths of two friends over the summer, overcommitments at work, and a childcare situation that seemed unbearably complicated. When my 45 minutes was up, she suggested that I come back. In the week between our appointments, Donald Trump had been elected President and everything had changed. It seemed like my frayed nerves had been projected outward and my personal problems would need...
  • 30 Years Ago Officials Predicted The Maldives Would Be Swallowed By The Sea. It Didn’t Happen

    09/21/2018 10:43:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 31 replies ^ | 9/21/2018 | Michael Bastasch
    Environmental officials warned 30 years ago the Maldives could be completely covered by water due to global warming-induced sea level rise. That didn’t happen. The Indian Ocean did not swallow the Maldives island chain as predicted by government officials in the 1980s. In September 1988, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported a “gradual rise in average sea level is threatening to completely cover this Indian Ocean nation of 1196 small islands within the next 30 years,” based on predictions made by government officials. Then-Environmental Affairs Director Hussein Shihab told AFP “an estimated rise of 20 to 30 centimetres in the next...
  • FACT CHECK: Have Assault Weapons Been Used In ‘Hundreds’ Of School Shootings?

    09/21/2018 10:35:51 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 9/21/2018 | Brad Sylvester
    Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein claimed on Sept. 5 that assault weapons have been used in “hundreds” of school shootings. Verdict: False Assault weapons are not typically used in school shootings. The exact number of incidents depends upon how school shootings are defined, but a review by The Daily Caller News Foundation shows that rifles were used in up to 32 school shootings in recent decades. The majority of incidents involve handguns.
  • MSNBC's Mitchell Gives Gore, Brown Forum to Push Environmental Agenda

    09/21/2018 8:17:41 AM PDT · by rktman · 3 replies ^ | 9/21/2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    Between Monday and Tuesday, MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell devoted two segments on her afternoon show to giving an unchallenged forum to environmental activists promoting the preferred liberal view that global warming is caused by humans and is making hurricane seasons worse, as Democratic Governor Jerry Brown appeared on Monday's show and former Vice President Al Gore on Tuesday. Plugging the segment with Gore on Tuesday, Mitchell alluded to his film An Inconvenient Truth. Mitchell: "An inconvenient truth: As destructive tornadoes hit Virginia and flood waters continue to rise in North Carolina, Al Gore warning about the political costs of ignoring...
  • Grassley's Office: Christine Blasey Ford’s Demands in Exchange for Testimony are Non-Starters

    09/21/2018 8:07:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 75 replies ^ | 9/21/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault during a high school party nearly 40 years ago, Christine Blasey Ford, has given the Senate Judiciary Committee a list of demands she says must be met before she's willing to testify about the incident under oath. According to Chairman Chuck Grassley's staff, these demands are non-starters.
  • Virginia Governor Set to Bypass Legislature to Join State-Based Climate Agreement

    09/21/2018 7:17:21 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 16 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | September 20, 2018 | Kevin Mooney
    Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam is poised to implement a new regulation without legislative approval to join 10 other states in a climate change agreement based on restricting carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants.But lawmakers, policy analysts, and tea party activists in Virginia who oppose what they consider costly regulations of industry are raising questions about the economic and scientific arguments underpinning the proposed rule.They say the Virginia General Assembly should have a straight up-or-down vote on Northam’s plan, in part to ensure that any revenue the governor raises from “carbon trading” is collected and dispersed in a manner consistent...
  • Watch: Actor Jack Black Calls Trump a ‘Piece of [bleep]’ During Hollywood Walk of Fame Speech

    09/21/2018 5:08:27 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 85 replies
    Big Hollywood (Breitbart) ^ | September 18, 2018 | Jerome Hudson
    Actor Jack Black went after President Donald Trump Tuesday while delivering remarks for the unveiling of his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. “I love you all so much,” the Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle star said, wrapping up his speech, in front of a small audience. “Except for Donald Trump’s a piece of sh— ! Peace out, love you!” Jack Black concluded. Tuesday’s remarks were the first time in more than a year Black had publicly taken shot at President Trump. Last February, the Kong Fu Panda star said he hoped actress Meryl Streep would win an Academy...
  • Capitalism is Oppressive, Give Us Free Socialism

    09/20/2018 3:42:08 PM PDT · by rktman · 32 replies ^ | 9/18/2018 | Ileana Johnson
    The American socialist politicians are promising their voting constituents through such figures as Barney Sanders, the politician from Vermont whose economic fortunes have improved drastically since he ran for president, and the socialist Cortez from the Bronx who, although she has a degree from a prestigious and very expensive school, does not know anything about Economics or geopolitics, by her own admission, and shows her lack of knowledge every time she opens her mouth. But her ignorance does not stop her equally ignorant followers to support her generous promise of free rewards: health care, higher education, child care, and housing....
  • Kavanaugh's Accuser Agrees to Testimony...But Not by the Deadline

    09/20/2018 2:48:44 PM PDT · by rktman · 111 replies ^ | 9/20/2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The attorney for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh, sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley Thursday afternoon saying her client is still willing to testify, but not by the Monday deadline and given a number of conditions. "I would like to set up a call with you later today to discuss the conditions under which Dr. Christine Blasey Ford would be prepared to testify next week. As you are aware, she has been receiving death threats, which have been reported to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, and she and her family have been...
  • Ford hires former Clinton, Biden adviser as potential hearing sherpa as attorneys bargain for time

    09/20/2018 12:57:16 PM PDT · by rktman · 45 replies ^ | 9/20/2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Might Chuck Grassley soon receive an RSVP in the positive? Politico’s Anni Karni reports that Christine Blasey Ford has hired a new adviser, and it’s no political novice. Ricki Seidman, a longtime Democratic operative, has joined the team — potentially to assist Ford to “navigate a potential hearing”:
  • Kavanaugh’s Confirmation In Limbo For The Foreseeable Future

    09/20/2018 11:56:33 AM PDT · by rktman · 30 replies ^ | 9/20/2018 | Hanna Bogorowski
    Since Christine Blasey Ford came forward publicly Sunday with her sexual assault accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the future of his nomination has been thrown in limbo and the confusion over what should happen next has grown. The Senate Judiciary Committee planned a public hearing for Sept. 24 after lawmakers from both sides of the aisle as well as the White House agreed Ford’s story should be heard before moving forward with the judge’s nomination. This meant the original voting day of Thursday would be postponed. However, Ford and her lawyers did not respond to this offer of...

    09/20/2018 10:27:23 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 40 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 09/20/2018 | Daniel Greenfield
    Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism On Saturday, the Human Rights Campaign, the country's top gay rights lobby, held its 22nd annual dinner. Top speakers included Joe Biden, who bemoaned the lack of acceptance for gay people, Anne Hathaway, who shrieked, “Let’s tear this world apart and build a better one”, and Obama's Attorney General, Eric Holder, who declared, “The age of bullies and bigots is not fully behind us”. Holder would know. He was last seen posing with Louis Farrakhan...
  • 'I told her that I believed her': Lawmaker describes meeting with Kavanaugh accuser (7/20?)

    09/20/2018 10:27:14 AM PDT · by rktman · 51 replies ^ | 9/20/2018 | Mike DeBonis
    The California lawmaker who first heard Christine Blasey Ford's allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh said Wednesday that she became convinced of Ford's credibility during a lengthy in-person meeting in July and that Ford seemed "terrified" that she might be exposed as an accuser. Rep. Anna Eshoo, D-Calif., met July 20 for roughly 90 minutes with Ford, who lives in her Bay Area district and is a professor of psychology at Palo Alto University, after Ford contacted Eshoo's office about Kavanaugh.
  • Liberal Elites Are Even Ruining Hamburgers And They Must Be Stopped

    09/20/2018 10:14:01 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 41 replies
    National Review ^ | 09/20/2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    Liberals can’t be happy with simply ruining the lives of decent conservatives for cheap political gain. They have to ruin hamburgers, too. The burger is the ultimate Normal food, and horrible liberal elitists are trying to screw it up with lame alternative burgers because they are terrible. Let me be clear, to quote an awful ex-president: Nothing I write here is open to debate. I’m turning the epistemic closure thing back on the libs. It is impossible to disagree with my ground beef rantings, and if you do, you are racist, sexist, and a burgerphobic cisdinner hate criminal of hatred....
  • Chicago Priest Removes Sacrilegious Objects Defies Cardinal Cupich

    09/20/2018 9:43:11 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 18 replies
    The Chicago Daily Observer ^ | September 20, 2018 | Jim Bownman
    Gay group Dignity USA president Chris Pett: “He’s hijacking the parish and trampling on core Catholic values . . . The archdiocese needs to denounce this in the strongest possible terms.” Father (Paul) Kalchik, 56, claims he was preceded by three “bad priests” who were “big in promoting the gay lifestyle” before he was ordained as pastor of Resurrection by Cardinal Francis George in 2007. The flag was first displayed prominently at the church’s altar in 1991 to welcome LGBTQ worshippers to the faith, according to Kalchik, but it was later taken down and put into storage — along with...
  • LGBTQ Activists Decry Flag Burning Priest: "Had No Idea This Hate Was in His Heart"

    09/20/2018 9:09:21 AM PDT · by PBRCat · 33 replies
    Chicago Sun-Times ^ | September 19, 2018 | Mitchell Armentrout
    Two dozen LGBTQ activists rallied Wednesday night outside the Avondale church where a priest burned a rainbow flag last week against the orders of Cardinal Blase Cupich. Calling the Rev. Paul Kalchik’s Sept. 14 flag-burning at Resurrection Catholic Church a “hate crime plain and simple,” Ald. Deb Mell (33rd) called on Pope Francis and Cupich “to send this hateful bigot packing.” “We’ve come so far as an LGBTQ community, and we have so many things to celebrate, and to think that this hatred is being spread in our neighborhood is not acceptable,” she said. “This isn’t who we are ....