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Powderhorn Park oratory
draws Minneapolis left
Star-Tribune (Minneapolis, MN), by Steve Brandt    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/5/2014 11:17:25 AM     Post Reply
It wasn’t exactly a reprise of the photo of Farmer-Laborite Gov. Floyd B. Olson speaking to thousands in Powderhorn Park that helped to spark Ed Felien’s idea, but his attempt to organize a Minneapolis version of London’s famed Speakers’ Corner at least drew a few curious onlookers on Friday. Felien’s open invitation to Minneapolitans to gather in the park for some old-fashioned July 4 oratory drew a score of speakers, and an audience that topped at 22, many of them those same speakers. This being Minneapolis, and more specifically the Powderhorn neighborhood, the politics ran from left to lefter.

ICE Demands “Unaccompanied Alien
Children” (UAC) Identifier Drop Use of
Word “Alien” – The Mass Disbursement
of Bus Loads of Illegal Aliens Continue…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/5/2014 11:13:49 AM     Post Reply
A key federal agency, ICE, begins the process of naturalizing the illegal alien flow into the U.S. Controlling the verbiage and words is a key element in deceiving the public, and keeping the electorate unaware of what is actually going on. In the foreground we will continue to see President Obama and fellow travelers say they are opposed to the influx and committed to stopping it. However, in the background they are giving specific instructions to the federal agencies to continue promoting the process and affirming the intent. In essence they are doing the exact opposite of what they are

Chicago Rejects Illegal Aliens –
Senator Dick Durbin (D) and
Congressman Randy Hultgren (R)
Block Facility Use…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/5/2014 11:07:18 AM     Post Reply
If you watch the lame stream Pravda U.S. News you’d be inclined to think that only conservative communities take issue with busloads of disease riddled, contagion spreading, Illegal Aliens disbursed in their neighborhoods to overwhelm their social safety nets. No so. Here you see the same response from uber-liberal Chicago’s South Side. But that doesn’t fit the Pravda narrative, so you probably won’t see Anderson Cooper or Rachel Maddow calling Chicagoans “bigots” or “racists”. CHICAGO – Thousands of children who cross the United States border without their parents won’t be housed in a former monastery in Olympia Fields. The Department of Health

  


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Poll: Do you approve of President
Obama´s job performance?
Star-Ledger (Newark NJ), by Brent Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/5/2014 10:53:09 AM     Post Reply
TRENTON — Do you approve of the job President Obama is doing? Obama captured 58 percent of the vote in New Jersey when he was re-elected in 2012. But a Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll released this week showed about 51 percent of New Jersey voters disapprove of Obama´s performance, while 45 percent approve of his work. That´s a 4 percentage-point drop since April, when 49 percent approved and 47 percent disapproved. Pollsters say Obama´s Affordable Care Act — his controversial overhaul of the U.S. health care system — and his handling of U.S. involvement in Iraq appear to have

From King George III to King Obama I
Washington Times, by Tom DeLay    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/5/2014 10:23:21 AM     Post Reply
“The accumulation of all powers, legislative, executive and judiciary, in the same hands, whether of one, a few or many, and whether hereditary, self-appointed or elective, may justly be pronounced the very definition of tyranny.”— James Madison, “The Federalist #47”For those of you looking to teach your children a little history this Fourth of July holiday, current events are supplying a very nice lesson. The Founding Fathers were dealing with a crisis brought on by the excesses of King George III. Today, we’re dealing with another crisis brought on by the excesses of King Obama I. With his executive orders,

When the Texas Governor Drops
the Official State Footwear
New York Times, by Manny Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/5/2014 10:20:39 AM     Post Reply
HOUSTON — Rocky Carroll was inside his cluttered boot shop here on Tuesday, watching television as the dusty ceiling fan jangled. Dolly Parton’s white boots were behind him. President George W. Bush’s cigar-color alligator boots were by the front door, next to President Ronald Reagan’s Italian calf. A fly swatter was within reach. Then Mr. Carroll heard the bad news: Gov. Rick Perry had recently announced that he had given up on cowboy boots. The governor, who had appeared on the cover of Newsweek in 2010 with boots emblazoned with the Texas battle cry “come and take it,” said he had

The Movement to Give the
Vote to Non-Citizens Begins
American Thinker, by Victor Keith    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/5/2014 10:17:28 AM     Post Reply
With the newest border crisis focusing on the influx of immigrants from Central America, many of them children, the political punching bag that is immigration reform is again leading the news. Democrats, incongruously, claim that the obvious ineffectiveness of our border is proof that we need to reform immigration laws to allow current foreigners who are here illegally to stay. How this stops the flow rather than increase it is not explained. Many Republicans have taken up the cause of amnesty by raising the curious proposition that many of those currently here illegally may eventually join the ranks of the

  


  

James Cameron wants you to eat
all the plants to stop global warming
Hot Air, by Jazz Shaw    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/5/2014 10:15:11 AM     Post Reply
Remember, this is the same guy who dove to the bottom of Challenger Deep, so he probably knows something about, er… something. Apparently, one of the next big projects for James Cameron has nothing to do with 100 year old wrecks or ten foot tall blue people who plug their pony tails into their dragons. The director and his wife are ready to convince all of you to eat nothing but plants. For your health? Not just that… it’s also to stop global warming, of course. Film director James Cameron and his wife, Suzy Amis Cameron, an actor and model, are

Taliban set fire to 200
fuel trucks in Afghanistan
Telegraph [UK], by Agencies    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/5/2014 10:06:11 AM     Post Reply
A Taliban bomb attack on the outskirts of Kabul set ablaze 200 fuel trucks that the militants claimed were supplying foreign troops in Afghanistan, officials said. The tankers were set on fire as they sat in a parking lot waiting to enter the Afghan capital, which is currently gripped by a fraud dispute over presidential elections in June. Taliban insurgents fighting a 13-year-war against US-led forces in Afghanistan often attack western supply convoys and claimed responsibility for the late Friday night attack. Television footage showed black smoke billowing above the site of the attack, with the charred wreckage of dozens of trucks

The epic hypocrisy of Tom Steyer,
NY Times edition
Power Line, by Scott Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 7/5/2014 9:58:23 AM     Post Reply
This past April, with the help of a knowledgeable reader, we took a deep dive into the fossil fuel investments of Democratic money man and environmental poseur Tom Steyer in “The epic hypocrisy of Tom Steyer.” Introducing our reader’s report, John wrote regarding Steyer: “Today, he is a bitter opponent of fossil fuels, especially coal. That fits with his current economic interests: banning coal-fired power plants will boost the value of his solar projects. But it was not always thus. In fact, Steyer owes his fortune in large part to the fact that he has been one of the world’s

Obama: We’re always
fighting for our rights
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 7/5/2014 9:45:26 AM     Post Reply
Hi, everybody. I hope you´re all having a great Fourth of July weekend. I want to begin today by saying a special word to the U.S. Men’s Soccer Team, who represented America so well the past few weeks. We are so proud of you. You’ve got a lot of new believers. [Snip] It was 238 years ago that our founders came together in Philadelphia to launch our American experiment. There were farmers and businessmen, doctors and lawyers, ministers and a kite-flying scientist. Those early patriots may have come from different backgrounds and different walks of life. But they were united by a belief in a simple truth — that we are all created equal;

  


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GOP: True independence includes
energy independence
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 7/5/2014 9:34:43 AM     Post Reply
There’s nothing like the Fourth of July, a day to bask in America’s glory and to dream of better days ahead. That’s part of the genius of the Declaration of Independence. It isn´t just about what America was. It’s a vision of what she could be, of what we should always strive for. A land where the people rule, and where the common man or woman can advance themselves and the common good. [Snip] America’s greatness has always been rooted in our creative minds and entrepreneurial spirit, our ability to make things ... to make the most of our resources, to control our economic destiny. That’s why you see Republicans working so hard

CIA employee’s quest to release information
‘destroyed my entire career’
Washington Post, by Greg Miller    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 7/5/2014 8:10:50 AM     Post Reply
His CIA career included assignments in Africa, Afghanistan and Iraq, but the most perilous posting for Jeffrey Scudder turned out to be a two-year stint in a sleepy office that looks after the agency’s historical files.It was there that Scudder discovered a stack of articles, hundreds of histories of long-dormant conflicts and operations that he concluded were still being stored in secret years after they should have been shared with the public. To get them released, Scudder submitted a request under the Freedom of Information Act — a step that any citizen can take, but one that is highly unusual for

Ukraine crisis:
Rebels ´abandon Sloviansk stronghold´
BBC News [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/5/2014 7:41:42 AM     Post Reply
Pro-Russian separatists in Ukraine have fled their eastern stronghold of Sloviansk amid an offensive by the military, rebel sources say. President Petro Poroshenko has ordered the military to hoist the Ukrainian flag over the city council building. Sloviansk´s rebel mayor said fighters had left, with reports saying they had headed towards the town of Kramatorsk. Ukrainian forces launched an offensive against the separatists this week after a 10-day ceasefire broke down. The BBC´s David Stern in Kiev says the military´s capture of Sloviansk - where the eastern insurgency began in April - will be a major victory for the government.

The Call of the RINO
in Virginia and Mississippi
Canada Free Press, by Michael R. Shannon    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 7/5/2014 7:28:09 AM     Post Reply
It would be a lot easier for conservatives to tolerate the sanctimony of Republicans In Name Only (RINOs) if they weren’t so hypocritical — or in the case of Mississippi RINOs — despicably hypocritical. ‘Moderate’ Republicans never tire of telling us conservative extremists how they are inclusive and ready to reach across the aisle to get things done. While we are exclusive and alienate and people that disagree with us. Well the Sen. Thad Cochran campaign got things done in Mississippi all right and in the process of building their ‘big tent’ party the RINOs turned race–baiting 180 degrees. Formerly in Mississippi and

  


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I´m A Conservative And They Lied
When They Said I Hate You
Townhall, by John Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 7/5/2014 7:17:48 AM     Post Reply
Are you Hispanic, black, Asian, Jewish, gay, young, old, poor, or a woman? Well, then you may have heard that conservatives like me hate you. In fact, I´m sure you´ve probably heard some version of it a hundred times since it seems to be the standard rap for liberals these days. "Those conservatives are racists! They hate Hispanics! They´re homophobes! They´re Nazis! They´re engaged in a war on women!" You get the idea. Well, first off, do you really think you can trust liberals to tell you what motivates conservatives? Can you REALLY trust Paul Krugman, Michael Moore, and your college professor

GOP Rep: Border Crisis Not About
Amnesty Legislation
Bretbart´s Big Government, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 7/5/2014 7:07:56 AM     Post Reply
Even though numerous illegal immigrants flooding across the border have said they made the journey because they believed President Barack Obama would not deport them, the Chairwoman of the House GOP working group on the border crisis said the crisis has nothing to do with immigration reform. Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX), whom House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) appointed to the group, said, "please don’t call this an immigration reform issue, this is a humanitarian crisis, and we need help now."

Establishment GOP´s Tactics Will Backfire
Bretbart´s Big Government, by Tom Tancredo    Original Article
Posted By: mikkins2- 7/5/2014 6:40:40 AM     Post Reply
Earlier this year, the conventional wisdom was that the moderate establishment had taken control of the GOP back from the Tea Party and other "extremists." With Dave Brat defeating House Majority Leader Eric Cantor and Chris McDaniel receiving the plurality of the votes in the primary for Senate in Mississippi earlier this month it appeared to be reversed. Now, with Cochran’s defeat of McDaniel in the runoff and my loss to Bob Beauprez in the Colorado gubernatorial primary, many are calling the deaths again. The Cook Political Report argued, “Reports of [the Tea Party’s] death were premature and reports of their

Will Bobby Jindal
Have to Fight
Common Core in Court?
National Review, by Eliana Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 7/5/2014 5:44:57 AM     Post Reply
A legal battle over the fate of Common Core, the national education standards developed by a coalition of governors and educators and adopted by the vast majority of states, may be brewing in Louisiana. The state’s top education board voted on Tuesday to retain legal counsel, a sign it is gearing up for a lawsuit against Louisiana governor Bobby Jindal after he issued a series of executive orders in an attempt to withdraw the state from the Common Core.

Reality vs. Political Correctness:
Amnesty and the Fight for America´s Soul
American Thinker, by William Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 7/5/2014 5:38:55 AM     Post Reply
Dr. Ben Carson once made the observation that “political correctness” acts as a “muzzle” to quell legitimate dissent against the status quo. That is undoubtedly a true statement. But to drive in the stakes and build our intellectual ramparts on this point is little more than ceding coveted ground in an argument against a completely unfounded doctrine that presents falsehoods as facts. There is a more fundamental observation upon which we can mount our legitimate defense against the doctrine of “political correctness,” and it lies in the simplest inspection of the phrase “politically correct.” Inherent in those two words’ juxtaposition is

  



Chris McDaniel Offers $15,000
Reward for Voter Fraud Evidence
Roll Call, by Alexis Levinson    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 7/5/2014 5:32:19 AM     Post Reply
State Sen. Chris McDaniel has offered 15 rewards of $1,000 each to any person who can “provide evidence leading to the arrest and conviction of anyone involved in voter fraud” in the Republican primary for Senate in Mississippi. On Thursday, his campaign announced the “challenge” in the latest episode in a circus of a Senate race. On June 24, incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran, R-Miss., defeated McDaniel in a primary runoff by 6,700 votes. But McDaniel has refused to concede, alleging Cochran’s team paid for votes. McDaniel’s team also charges some people voted in the Democratic primary earlier in the month and then

One more reason the Democrats
may be toast this fall
Reuters, by Bill Schneider    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/5/2014 5:31:52 AM     Post Reply
Democrats are apprehensive about this year’s midterm elections. They should be. Every indicator points to Republican gains in Congress. Two reasons are well known: President Barack Obama’s unpopularity and the historical record of midterm elections, when the president’s party almost always loses seats. The third major reason is the two-four-six rule. Those are the different base years for different offices: two years for the House of Representatives, four years for most governors, six years for the Senate. These base years dictate how vulnerable each party is. Here’s how it works: House members last faced the voters two years ago, in 2012, when Obama won

The Lawyers Behind the
Lawsuit against Obama
National Review Online, by Ian Tuttle    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/5/2014 5:25:07 AM     Post Reply
For some time now, Elizabeth Foley and David Rivkin have had two questions about the 44th president: “How is he getting away with this? And why isn’t someone doing something about this?” Foley, a professor of constitutional law at Florida International University College of Law, and Rivkin, lead outside counsel of Florida et al. v. United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of three Obamacare challenges that ended up before the Supreme Court in 2012, are doing something. They are the architects of the House of Representatives’ likely lawsuit against President Obama, which would challenge the president’s selective

Why Is Hillary Clinton in England?
National Journal, by Emma Roller    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/5/2014 5:21:58 AM     Post Reply
Hillary Clinton is spending her Fourth of July weekend visiting—where else?—the United Kingdom. Clinton has been doing a media tour across the pond, promoting her book against flagging sales. But she´s already gotten cries of "gaffe!" from some conservative media outlets and British commentators alike. In an interview with the BBC´s Woman´s Hour show, Clinton misidentifed the two largest political parties in the U.K. after being asked about the "special relationship" between the American and British governments. "It is so special to me, personally, and I think it is very special between our countries. There´s just a—not just a common language—but a common

What’s a caliphate? News puts
focus on ancient form of government
McClatchy Newspapers, by Lindsay Wise    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 7/5/2014 5:20:05 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — When the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria announced Sunday that it was changing its name and reviving the caliphate, the news lit up the Internet and headlined news reports around the world. But what is a caliphate? And what is the self-described Islamic State hoping to achieve with its declaration? The answers, experts say, have more to do with the Sunni militant group’s rivalry with al Qaida than with any plan to replicate the last caliphate, which was abolished in 1924 after the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Understanding the history of the caliphate and its powerful symbolism is key

Hispanics Split Over
Obama’s Border Meltdown
Daily Caller, by Neil Munro    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/5/2014 5:14:08 AM     Post Reply
Polls show that American Latinos have deeply ambivalent views about the 100,000-plus illegal immigrants flooding across the American border with Mexico. Lopsided majorities say they want tighter border security and lopsided majorities say they illegal immigrants to be accepted. “There are Hispanics who are conflicted, because they worry about the quality of life, immigrants coming into their neighborhoods [and] about their jobs,” said Ruben Navarette, a native Californian and a nationally syndicated columnist. “When the [political] water is calm and immigration is not a hot issue, you get Hispanics engaged in discussions saying ‘I worry about border security and jobs,’

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