I’m sure by now you’ve heard of the “Million Muslim March” planned in Washington D.C. on 9/11. If you haven’t, you can watch the group’s organizer refusing to denounce hateful groups like the Muslim Brotherhood here. Now in response to the march, a bunch of bikers are planning their own party in DC on 9/11…with two million people. Thousands of America’s patriotic bikers are organizing an enormous counter protest to the planned Million Muslim March on DC this Sept. 11. The Facebook Page, “2 Million Bikers to DC,” has over 18 thousand “likes,” as of Thursday morning and individual state chapters of riders
Brussels/New York -- Three hospitals in Syria´s Damascus governorate that are supported by the international medical humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) have reported to MSF that they received approximately 3,600 patients displaying neurotoxic symptoms in less than three hours on the morning of Wednesday, August 21, 2013. Of those patients, 355 reportedly died. Since 2012, MSF has built a strong and reliable collaboration with medical networks, hospitals and medical points in the Damascus governorate, and has been providing them with drugs, medical equipment and technical support. Due to significant security risks, MSF staff members have not
Mayor Bloomberg is on one of his patented tirades, this time against President Obama. The mayor reckons the president has betrayed Mr. Bloomberg’s endorsement by bowing to Big Tobacco. The mayor has erupted in an op-ed piece in the New York Times. He complains that a free trade agreement the Obama administration is preparing to ink could open America’s — and New York’s — regulation of tobacco to challenge. That, Mr. Bloomberg frets, would interfere with “governments’ sovereign right to protect public health through tobacco control laws.” What in the world is Mr. Bloomberg talking about? What rights — sovereign or
Susan Jones had a good story up at CNS Friday, catching Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius telling a Latino group in Philadelphia Thursday that amnesty was key to them getting access to Obamacare. “The (Obamacare) bill is crafted in such a way that those who are undocumented will not have access to the tax credits or shopping in the (health insurance) marketplace,” Sebelius said. “That has been limited, which is, frankly, why — another very keen reason why we need comprehensive immigration reform.” And Sebelius is right. When the Congressional Budget Office released its score of the Schumer-Rubio amnesty bill, it
An Australian baseball player who was allegedly shot and killed at random while he was jogging wasn´t targeted because of his race or nationality, the prosecutor in charge of the case has said. -Snip] ´At this point, the evidence does not support the theory that Christopher Lane was targeted based upon his race or nationality,´ District Attorney Jason Hicks said in a statement on Friday. Hicks acknowledged that social media posts allegedly made by some of the defendants are racial in nature, but he said ´the evidence is insufficient to establish that race was the primary motive´ in Lane´s slaying.
Further to previous adventures of the undercover agents of Seal Team Sixpack comes this stirring tale from USA Today of the Arizona Department of Liquor Licenses and Control: Just after the opening kickoff of the Arizona Cardinals’ preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, Cardinals season ticket holder John Coulter wanted to take a picture. He says he asked his 15-year-old son to hold his beer cup while he did so. Fortunately, two “undercover officers” from the crack ranks of the Department of Liquor Licenses, cunningly disguised as regular Cardinals fans in order to blend in, were on the scene: Coulter says
Throughout his life, Hanns Alexander was known as a prankster. At parties and weddings in London, he usually played the clown—dressing up, making speeches, and cracking jokes. Until his funeral in 2006, though, most of his relatives had no idea that Alexander was also one of the most successful Nazi hunters in the world.Born at the height of World War I, Alexander’s childhood was spent in a handsome apartment in a wealthy Berlin neighborhood where his father, a doctor, threw sparkling parties attended by well-known actors, artists, and scientists, including Albert Einstein. As Adolf Hitler came to power, the music
The far right has gotten into a dangerous habit (well, many habits but we’ll focus on one for now). Those who claim to be guardians of conservative purity assume what they advocate is popular. Therefore, the explanations for failing to get what they want must be betrayal or cowardice by their party, lies by the media, or inarticulateness. They imagine if they speak in shrill tones and hammer the same message over and over again they will prevail — provided of course they are not betrayed, undermined and hobbled by their own elected leaders and the devious vast left-wing conspiracy.
Pressure was ramped up on beleaguered Syrian President Bashar al-Assad yesterday as the Russian government stepped in to call for chemical inspectors to be allowed into Damascus. Moscow was joined by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon in calling for tests to determine whether, as claimed, chemical weapons had been used by the Assad regime in an attack which claimed 1,300 lives, according to rebels. [Snip] With one million children having become refugees, Russian Minister Sergey Lavrov and US Secretary of State John Kerry said they had discussed the situation by telephone, and concluded that they had a “mutual interest”
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS, Colo. — Former Vice President Dick Cheney gave a passionate defense of the National Security Agency surveillance program Friday night at the 5th annual Steamboat Institute Freedom Conference. Speaking on a stage with his daughter Liz beside him, the elder Cheney argued that the NSA surveillance program was necessary to protect Americans and urged the more than 300 conservatives in attendance to trust the professionals who run the NSA, even if they don’t trust President Obama. “The first thing you do is you get yourself a new commander in chief,” Cheney said when asked by his daughter, who is running
Syrian state television has tried to shift the blame for last week’s deadly gas attack on to rebel forces. It said government troops had found chemical agents in tunnels used by the rebels in a suburb of the capital Damascus. The government-backed news channel reported that soldiers were “suffocating”, intensifying a heated dispute over blame for a reported nerve gas attack that killed hundreds last week. The United Nations’ leading disarmament official arrived in Damascus yesterday in a bid to gain access for inspectors to the site of the attack as the United States was realigning naval forces in the
On Thursday, November 21, 1963, a wealthy Dallas businessman was throwing a party. His name was Clint Murchison and he was big in the oil business, with additional interests in banking and publishing. His influential guest list included Richard Nixon, in Dallas on business for his clients the Coca Cola Company. Oil billionaire HL Hunt was also present along with Senator John Tower, Chase Manhattan banker John McCloy and Murchison’s particular friend, FBI director J Edgar Hoover. Into the gathering strode Vice President Lyndon B Johnson, accompanied by his Dallas mistress Madeleine Brown. He had left President Kennedy and those
The State Department´s decision on the Keystone XL pipeline is in danger of being pushed into 2014. State´s internal watchdog on Friday said it won´t complete until January a review of allegations that the department hired a contractor with a conflict of interest to review the pipeline project. It’s unclear whether State would need to wait for its Office of Inspector General to release that report before deciding whether to recommend approval of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline. State did not return a request for comment from The Hill. Doug Welty, a spokesman for the department’s internal watchdog, told The Hill that his office wanted
In late July, Daniel Flynn, a conservative author and columnist, submitted an essay to the Wall Street Journal’s Weekend Review called “The War on Football,” which laid out the case against banning the sport at the youth level. Two days later, Flynn was informed that his piece had been turned down. Two-and-a-half weeks later, on Aug. 17, Flynn went to the Journal’s website and found that the paper had published a column by another author, titled “In Defense of Football,” which included much of the same data presented in the same order and language similar to that presented in his own
One day in June 1941, a third-hand message reached a young man named Eddie Robinson at the feed mill where he worked in Baton Rouge, La. A tiny black college 200 miles upstate, the Louisiana Negro Normal and Industrial Institute, was looking to hire a football coach. The offer had made its way from Robinson’s wife Doris, who was attending a training course there for teachers, to her mother in Baton Rouge, one of the few black people in town with a home telephone, and finally on foot to the mill. Even if Negro Normal Institute was just a flyspeck
WASHINGTON — Representative Kerry Bentivolio, a freshman Republican from Michigan, has a legislative dream. It is not to balance the federal budget, or find a way to help his ailing state or even take away money from the federal health care program, a goal that has so animated many other Republicans this summer. Rather, Mr. Bentivolio told constituents, it is to put in motion the impeachment of President Obama. “If I could write that bill and submit it, it would be a dream come true,” he said this month. Mr. Bentivolio may be lacking in his understanding of the technical details
With Anthony Weiner having tanked in the polls, he’s mostly been out of the news of late. Not so his wife, Huma Abedin. Back in Washington, Sen. Chuck Grassley is still trying to get the State Department to come clean about the cushy arrangement that let Abedin work for Hillary Clinton at State even while being paid by outside groups, including the private consulting firm Teneo, the Clinton Foundation and Mrs. Clinton in a private capacity. The Iowa Republican and his staff are pressing for answers to basic questions: Who signed off on Abedin’s arrangement? Who was aware of her outside activities?
The NSA, which is supposed to have only limited authority to spy on US citizens, has built a surveillance network that covers substantially more communications than had been disclosed. The system is able to reach roughly 75% of all US Internet traffic: “In some cases it retains the written content of e-mails sent between citizens within the US and also filters domestic phone calls made with Internet technology,” The Wall Street Journal reported. Sources on the story were current and former intelligence and government officials. Also last week, a finding was revealed that the NSA violated the Constitution for three years running
Fifty years ago this week, Martin Luther King stood on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial and told a quarter of a million people of his dream of an American future where race didn’t matter in judging your fellow man, only the content of his character. King, who spent most of his life as a Republican, never imagined that his descendents in the civil rights movement would make every effort to ensure that race would become the only thing that mattered and that one’s character was judged by politics, and not on any moral basis that King would have recognized. Partisanship made
Most of the people reading this were unfortunately around to witness what may have been the worst ruling by the Supreme Court of this generation, that being Kelo v. City of New London. The Rehnquist Court, in a 5-4 decision that seemed destined to have sad and far reaching consequences, essentially rewrote the takings clause of the Fifth Amendment to replace the idea of “public use” with the more vague and corruptible concept of “public benefit” where the “benefit” could be decided by the government entity doing the taking. (It should be noted that Chief Justice Rehnquist was not present
Commemorating the 50th anniversary of the March on Washington, civil-rights leaders and elected officials gathered the site of the original event to decry voter-ID laws, the Supreme Court´s recent decision on the Voting Rights Act, "Stand Your Ground" gun laws, and racial profiling. Wednesday will mark a half century since Martin Luther King Jr. delivered the iconic "I Have a Dream" speech on Aug. 28, 1963. A rally is planned on the National Mall for the anniversary, and President Obama is scheduled to speak on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. But today, leaders convened at the Lincoln Memorial for the National
America is lucky to have had two great social theorists: Yogi Berra and Richard Feynman. Had the Democrats heeded their words of wisdom when the issue of ObamaCare arose they´d not be sliding down the slippery slope they greased all by themselves. Yogi´s warning is nice and succinct: "In theory there is no differ between theory and practice. In practice there is." Professor Feynman said much the same thing but in a few more words: "The real question of government versus private enterprise is argued on too philosophical and abstract a basis. Theoretically, planning may be good..."
A Chicago woman has settled with the city of Chicago after she was left with more than $100,000 in parking fines when her ex-boyfriend abandoned her car in an inaccessible airport parking lot for nearly three years. Jennifer Fitzgerald initially owed the city of Chicago a whopping $105,000 after a 1999 Chevy Monte Carlo – a used car that was bought for $600 and registered in her name – was parked at O’Hare Airport for three years starting in November 2009. It was parked there by Fitzgerald’s ex, Brandon Preveau, according to a civil suit Fitzgerald filed. According to DNA Info Chicago
GROVELAND, CALIF – Officials are clearing brush and setting sprinklers to protect two groves of giant sequoias as a week-old wildfire rages along the remote northwest edge of Yosemite National Park. The iconic trees can resist fire, but dry conditions and heavy brush are forcing park officials to take extra precautions in the Tuolumne and Merced groves. About three dozen of the giant trees are affected. "All of the plants and trees in Yosemite are important, but the giant sequoias are incredibly important both for what they are and as symbols of the National Park System," park spokesman Scott Gediman
Albany, N.Y. - New York´s attorney general sued Donald Trump for $40 million Saturday, saying the real estate mogul helped run a phony "Trump University" that promised to make students rich but instead steered them into expensive and mostly useless seminars, and even failed to deliver promised apprenticeships. Trump shot back that the Democrat´s lawsuit is false and politically motivated. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman says many of the 5,000 students who paid up to $35,000 thought they would at least meet Trump but instead all they got was their picture taken in front of
In a long article bemoaning the fact that the new CEO of the New York Times likes to keep his eye on the newsroom, an interesting anecdote reveals executive editor Jill Abramson has a special vacation destination when she wants to unwind: Cuba. Former BBC head Mark Thompson was hired in September of 2012 to take over as the CEO of the New York Times, but when he finally began to execute his duties, the paper´s editors and writers found that he was making a habit of hanging around the newsroom. This was not to their liking. "The Times’ reporters