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Sunday, May 24, 2015



Dogton Abbey

House Cats of
Hudson County

The Grand
Budapets Hotel

ISIS rises, the economy falters,
and Obama’s legacy falls apart

Unavoidable when one is totally unprepared for the job.
Sen. Sessions explains Obamatrade in key Senate speech
Senator Sessions takes the time to explain why Obamatrade (TPP)
would be very bad bill. GOP didn't listen. Now it's up to the House.
ISIS Jihadi Bride Estimates Michelle Obama’s Worth as
‘Slave Girl’ at $40

I guess the ISIS bride and hubby won't be honeymooning
in the Lincoln Bedroom.
Drudge rips GOP leadership: ‘Night of the Republican suicide’
Our Republican leadership must have thought that "Euthanasia"
was a new Disney film.
What’s Behind Big Science Frauds?
Remember those that can't do anything...teach? Well, they
learned how to copy grant forms.
Why Official Christianity Is Dying
Interesting that today commemorates Pentecost Sunday
where Christianity literally was just beginning.
Clinton emails ignored growing crisis of anti-Western
violence in Libya

Hillary can't release "smoking gun" emails because they're
pointing at her.
N.S.A. and Other Matters Leave McConnell’s Senate in Disarray
McConnell acts like a man traumatized by walking into the new
gender-neutral restroom during a recess.
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In Busy Silicon Valley,
Protein Powder Is in Demand
New York Times, by Brian X. Chen    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/24/2015 11:33:11 PM     Post Reply
San Francisco - Every night, Aaron Melocik, a software developer, follows a precise food routine. He blends together half a gallon of water, three and a half tablespoons of macadamia nut oil and a 16-ounce bag of powder called Schmoylent. Then he pours the beige beverage into jars and chills them before bringing the containers to work the next day at Metrodigi, an education technology start-up. (Snip) Boom times in Silicon Valley call for hard work, and hard work — at least in technology land — means that coders, engineers and venture capitalists are turning to liquid meals with names like Schmoylent, Soylent, Schmilk and

Ohio Gov. John Kasich praises
peaceful protests in Cleveland
following cop acquittal
Washington Times, by Tom Howell Jr.    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 5/24/2015 10:33:10 PM     Post Reply
Ohio’s leaders on Sunday praised Cleveland as a “model” for peaceful protest after a white officer’s acquittal Saturday in the 2012 deaths of two unarmed black motorists reignited the debate over law enforcement and deadly force, though tensions remained high as leaders alternated between pleas for calm and calls for police reform. Republican Gov. John Kasich commended weekend protesters for not resorting to the type of looting and destruction that marked racially tinged riots in Ferguson, Missouri, and Baltimore. “They should be so proud of themselves, and we should look at Cleveland as a model,” Mr. Kasich told ABC’s “This

Rolling Thunder: Vietnam veterans
ride alongside post-9/11 generation
Washington Times, by Kellan Howell    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 5/24/2015 10:29:51 PM     Post Reply
The annual Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom roared through Washington on Sunday, but organizers of the event that has become America’s largest single-day motorcycle rally are concerned their numbers may dwindle as Vietnam veterans, who form the backbone of the event, grow older. “It’s going to be interesting to see what we can really bring to the organization in the next five to 10 years,” said Artie Muller, executive director of Rolling Thunder Inc., the nonprofit foundation that sponsors the freedom ride. “Twenty years ago, we used to look at WWII vets like they were ancient history. Now we are



Americans gave their lives
to defeat the Nazis. The
Dutch have never forgotten.
Washington Post, by Ian Shapira    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 5/24/2015 10:22:42 PM     Post Reply
MARGRATEN, Netherlands — They haven’t forgotten. For 70 years, the Dutch have come to a verdant U.S. cemetery outside this small village to care for the graves of Americans killed in World War II. On Sunday, they came again, bearing Memorial Day bouquets for men and women they never knew, but whose 8,300 headstones the people of the Netherlands have adopted as their own. For the American relatives of the fallen, it was an outpouring of gratitude almost as stunning as the rows of white marble crosses and Jewish Stars of David at the Netherlands American Cemetery. Each grave has

ISIS Executes 400 Syrian Soldiers in Palmyra
Gateway Pundit, by Jim Hoft    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/24/2015 8:53:30 PM     Post Reply
ISIS reportedly slaughtered over 400 Syrian soldiers in Palmyra this week after the terrorists captured the ancient Roman city. Al-Arabiya reported: Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) fighters have executed at least 400 people in Palmyra since capturing the ancient Syrian city four days ago, Syrian state media said on Sunday. It was not immediately possible to verify the account, but it was consistent with reports by activists that the Islamist fighters had carried out executions since capturing the city from government troops. The militants seized the city of 50,000 people, site of some of the world’s most extensive

Former Clinton official: Hillary
will pick Julian Castro as 2016 running mate
- Thread Closed
New York Daily News, by Adam Edelman    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 5/24/2015 8:48:37 PM     Post Reply
A former top Clinton administration official predicted Sunday that Hillary Clinton will pick Julian Castro as her running mate if she wins the 2016 Democratic presidential nomination. "What I am hearing in Washington, including from people in Hillary Clinton´s campaign, is that the first person on their lists is Julian Castro, the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development, who used to be the Mayor of San Antonio," Henry Cisneros, the Housing and Urban Development Secretary under President Bill Clinton, said Sunday on Univision´s "Al Punto" program. "They don´t have a second option, because he is the superior candidate considering his record, personality,

Jeb Bush having new mansion
built for him on family
compound in Maine: report
New York Daily News, by Adam Edelman    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 5/24/2015 8:44:54 PM     Post Reply
Jeb Bush is going for Maine over Main Street. The all-but-certain 2016 candidate is having a huge house built for him at the Bush family compound at Walker’s Point, in Kennebunkport, Maine, the Boston Globe reported Sunday. The former Florida governor’s new home will be built on a 1.3-acre site worth at least $1.4 million, the Globe reported, and was ordered built by Bush’s parents, former President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush. The 3,000 square-foot, 4-bedroom, 4.5-bathroom “cottage” is expected to have a gorgeous wraparound porch and feature panoramic views of the Atlantic Ocean. The construction of the house,



PP wins Spanish local elections,
but loses dominance in many cities
Agencia EFE [Madrid, Spain], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 5/24/2015 8:40:24 PM     Post Reply
The governing center-right Popular Party appears to have won the Spanish municipal elections - both in votes and in councilmen elected - with 99 percent of the vote counted, but a significant erosion of support has caused it to lose the absolute majority it had held in many cities. The PP has obtained 27.02 percent of the votes counted so far, a more than 10 percent decline from the 2011 elections. Meanwhile, the Spanish Socialist Workers Party, or PSOE, remains Spain´s second-largest political force, garnering 25.02 percent of the votes, some two-and-a-half percent below what it had achieved four years ago. As voter

How Is “Liberation Theology”
Still a Thing?
Power Line, by Steven Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 5/24/2015 8:28:20 PM     Post Reply
The New York Times reports on the front page today Pope Francis’s revival of “liberation theology”—a radical creed from the 1970s and 1980s that at the time I summarized as “Marxism with salsa.” Quoth the Times: [Pope Francis] is directly engaging with a theological movement that once sharply divided Catholics and was distrusted by his predecessors, Pope John Paul II and Pope Benedict XVI. . . Liberation theory includes a critique of the structural causes of poverty and a call for the church and the poor to organize for social change. Mr. Lee said it was a broad school of thought:

Sanders worries of ‘political
gossip’ dominating campaign coverage
The Hill (Washington DC), by Devin Henry    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/24/2015 8:27:35 PM     Post Reply
Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) said on Sunday that the media is “doing pretty well” covering his campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination against frontrunner Hillary Clinton, but he’s worried about “political gossip” taking over as the campaign moves on. “We have gotten more serious discussion on our issues than I might have thought about,” Sanders said on CNN’s “Reliable Sources.” “But this is what I worry about: In terms of campaign coverage, there is more coverage about the political gossip of a campaign, about raising money, about polling, about somebody saying something dumb, or if some kid who works for

Obama, Twitter and racism
The Hill (Washington DC), by Brent Budowsky    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/24/2015 8:24:29 PM     Post Reply
President Obama has now moved the presidency into the vanguard of the social media movement by opening a Twitter account, @POTUS, that will be his personal social media sounding board. Great. Social media is exploding around the world. From the president to The Hill, from rock stars to foreign leaders to individual citizens who have something they want to say or want to respond to the ideas of others, social media is transforming the worlds of media and information. I hope those of you who read this will join millions of others and follow @POTUS, read what the president has



Hillary´s Real Benghazi Problem
Powerline, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Judy W.- 5/24/2015 8:18:57 PM     Post Reply
Yesterday the State Department released a handful of Hillary Clinton’s emails relating to Benghazi. (Snip) In my opinion, Hillary’s biggest problem isn’t Benghazi per se, it is the broader issue of Libya. Why were Ambassador Stevens and three other Americans murdered? Because by September 2012, Libya was a terrorist playground. Since then, things have only gotten worse. Libya has become a failed state, a 21st century source of boat people, as refugees from ubiquitous violence stream across the Mediterranean. Libya is now a haven for ISIS and other terrorist groups; it was on the Libyan coast that ISIS beheaded 30

Anne Meara, Ben Stiller´s mother
and wife of comedian Jerry,
dies at the age of 85 after
decades as a Hollywood star
Daily Mail (UK), by Heidi Parker    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/24/2015 7:52:19 PM     Post Reply
Actress and comedienne Anne Meara has died at the age of 85. The Brooklyn native was the wife of 87-year-old actor Jerry Stiller, who she often performed with on TV and on stage. The two were married for 61 years. She was was also the mother of 49-year-old movie star Ben Stiller. The King Of Queens guest star passed away on Saturday from natural causes, according to The Associated Press. Scroll down for video -´The Stiller family is deeply saddened to share the beloved Anne Meara passed away last night at the age of 85,´ a statement from the family

Liberal Fox News Contributor:
‘The Illiberal Left’ Is
Killing Free Speech [VIDEO]
Daily Caller (DC), by Ginni Thomas    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/24/2015 6:57:33 PM     Post Reply
Under attack for her new book, “The Silencing: How the Left is Killing Free Speech,” Kirsten Powers, the USA Today columnist and Fox News contributor, may be the most recent canary in the coal mine warning America of a toxic influence on civility. Powers’s book highlights her research on the increasing number of incidents of intimidation of political opponents who challenge the liberal orthodoxy in America. As a liberal herself, she condemns “the illiberal left.” As someone who leans towards the Elizabeth Warren political worldview, Powers says, “it’s hard to go against your tribe,” as hostile, vicious reactions have now

Clinton inevitable? Really?
Miami Herald, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 5/24/2015 6:00:20 PM     Post Reply
The aura of inevitability in which Hillary Clinton basked for so long has smacked up against the reality of the rough-and-tumble of a presidential campaign. And both she and the Democratic Party are worse off. She deigned to speak at length to the media last week after about a month of giving reporters, and the public she seeks to represent, the silent treatment. At a time when Republican wannabes are grabbing every microphone, gabbing at length to differentiate themselves from each other, Mrs. Clinton, until last week, had taken another, less winning approach. Really, the Republican campaign so far, with its cast



Clinton´s Compulsive Speechifying
Washington Post Writers Group, by Ruth Marcus    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 5/24/2015 5:52:42 PM     Post Reply
Again with the speeches. The gross excessiveness of it all, vacuuming up six-figure checks well past the point of rational need or political seemliness. The ceaseless drip of information that ought to have already been released, now being presented with a self-serving back pat over transparency. I wasn´t planning to write, again, about Hillary Clinton´s compulsive speechifying. I already weighed in nearly a year ago urging her to stop talking. For money, that is. That unheeded advice came, by my accounting, some $6 million ago. Not including Bill Clinton´s speeches. Not including any speeches that Hillary Clinton made on behalf of

For Robert Downey Jr., Forgiveness
Transcends Mistakes
The Federalist, by Mark Hemingway    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 5/24/2015 5:48:23 PM     Post Reply
In a recent piece for The New Yorker, critic Richard Brody purports to offer “Advice for Robert Downey Jr.” I honestly couldn’t make it past the second paragraph without letting my eyes wander off the page in a heady fog of annoyance and bewilderment: In a recent video interview to promote ‘Avengers: Age of Ultron,’ Robert Downey, Jr., Iron Man, lost his mettle. The interviewer quoted a remark by the director Alejandro Gonzalez Iñárritu that superhero movies are ‘cultural genocide.’ Downey seemed taken aback and responded offensively, with a nativist slur: ‘Look, I respect the heck out of him, and I

Actress, comedian Anne Meara --
wife of Jerry Stiller and mother
of Ben Stiller -- dies at 85.
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/24/2015 4:16:35 PM     Post Reply
LOS ANGELES— Actress and comedian Anne Meara has died. She was 85. Her husband, Jerry Stiller, and son Ben Stiller say Meara died Saturday. No other details were provided. The Stiller family released a statement to The Associated Press on Sunday describing Jerry Stiller as Meara´s "husband and partner in life." "The two were married for 61 years and worked together almost as long," the statement said. The couple performed as Stiller & Meara on "The Ed Sullivan Show" and other programs in the 1960s. Meara also appeared in dozens of films and TV shows, including recurring roles on "All

Julian Castro: Clinton emails a ´witch hunt´
CNN, by Eric Bradner    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/24/2015 4:12:55 PM     Post Reply
Washington -Julian Castro labeled the House Republican-led investigation into Hillary Clinton´s emails a "witch hunt" and a "sideshow" from dealing with America´s most pressing problems. The Housing and Urban Development secretary accused GOP Rep. Trey Gowdy of "very intentionally trying to manipulate this witch hunt to play politics." "That´s unfortunate and it´s one of the reasons Congress has a 19% approval rating," Castro told CNN´s Jim Acosta Sunday on "State of the Union." A trove of Clinton´s emails from her time as secretary of state were released Friday by the State Department. A House panel investigating the attack on the

Air Force removes commander from duty
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/24/2015 4:08:17 PM     Post Reply
An Air Force lieutenant colonel was removed from command this month, pending the outcome of an inquiry, the Air Force Times reported. Lt. Col. Scott Foley, commander of the 802nd Security Forces Squadron at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, reportedly was removed from his assignment on May 10. In a May 21 email to Air Force Times, Oscar Balladares, spokesman for the 502nd Air Base Wing, said Col. Michael Gimbrone, commander of the 502nd Security Forces and Logistics Support Group, said Foley was removed “due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command and lead his unit." "Command is


IMF fuel subsidies are not what they seem
Telegraph [UK], by Sam Bowman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/24/2015 2:32:56 PM     Post Reply
The International Monetary Fund (IMF), which usually restricts itself to bailing out indebted eurozone countries, has released a paper claiming that more than five trillion – yes, trillion – dollars is spent annually in subsidies for the fossil fuel industry. (Snip) But the IMF’s idea of “subsidies” to fossil fuels refers to something completely different. They have taken the indirect costs to society of using energy – air pollution, traffic congestion, climate change – and, if governments haven’t imposed special taxes on one, called it a “subsidy”. The problem is, we already have a word for these things: externalities. And there is something rather

For once, Sen. Warren is right
Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Frank Miele    Original Article
Posted By: davesenior- 5/24/2015 1:29:18 PM     Post Reply
If politics make strange bedfellows, then bad trade deals make for even stranger politics. When Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican majority leader, is the pitch man for President Barack Obama’s latest legacy-building proposal, and Frank Miele is cheering for far-left Democratic firebrand Sen. Elizabeth Warren and her populist opposition to Obama’s power grab, you know the wheels have fallen off. What we’re talking about is the Trans-Pacific Partnership, and if you haven’t heard about it yet, you are not alone. If you have heard of it, but you have no idea exactly what is in it, then you are in very good

Not Dark Yet, Part 2
PowerLine, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 5/24/2015 1:09:43 PM     Post Reply
WUMB’s Saturday morning radio show Highway 61 Revisited devoted its four hours yesterday to a celebration of Mr. Bob’s birthday today. (Snip) Perhaps the most important of the artists to have covered Dylan in this alphabetical range is Joan Baez, who drew attention to him and insisted on his importance when she was all the rage and he was trying to make a name for himself. After Dylan had made it, Baez took a timeout to record a double album of his songs. Baez recorded Bob Dylan’s “Love Is Just a Four-Letter Word” for Any Day Now, her 1968 double

Fiorina, Carson jostling
to move into the top tier
Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 5/24/2015 1:07:07 PM     Post Reply
The Southern Republican Leadership Conference (SRLC) kicked off this week in Oklahoma City and many of the GOP presidential hopefuls were on hand to make their pitch. Two of them in particular caught the notice of the political reporting class as well as the attendees. Carly Fiorina gave a very well received stem winder which had the crowd on their feet, and rather than going after her fellow primary contenders, her sights were set on the Democrats’ presumptive nominee. GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina on Saturday accused President Obama and his former secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, of poorly representing

Nine animal brains, possibly from
dogs, mysteriously found in upstate
New York town near train tracks
New York Daily News, by David Harding    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/24/2015 1:01:27 PM     Post Reply
This has got everyone scratching their heads. Residents in Gouverneur, New York, have bizarrely found nine brains, possibly from dogs, close to railroad tracks, reports syracuse.com. How the brains got there and where they came from is a complete mystery. One of the brains was examined by a local vet, who claimed it was most likely from a dog and had been professionally removed. The brain had been preserved in formaldehyde. "We measured and weighed the specimen. It comes out to about 70 grams, which would be consistent with a dog-sized brain," Dr. Tim Monroe told 7 news.

A friend of the American Revolution is reborn
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/24/2015 12:47:11 PM     Post Reply
"Freedom´s Frigate" is the nickname of a sailing ship now on its way to America. It´s a replica of the French vessel that helped our country win the war of independence. Before its departure, Mark Phillips went aboard: As memorials to American wars go, this one goes right back to the first one -- the Revolutionary War. And it is certainly among the most handsome and most intricate history lessons ever built. A newly-launched replica of the French frigate, Hermione, is now in mid-Atlantic, ploughing her way westward toward the U.S. East Coast. She´s retracing the voyage of the original

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