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Pope Francis just expertly trolled his critics
The Week, by Elizabeth Stoker Bruenig    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/5/2014 1:01:24 PM     Post Reply
When faced with a McCarthy-esque smear campaign, best to pull a communist switcheroo. Since Pope Francis began speaking in public about the Christian view on economic matters, opponents have engaged in what often feels like a McCarthy-era smear campaign, accusing the Pope of things like Marxism, communism, and Leninism. (snip) Rather than making another attempt to roundly decry a set of ideologies no one seriously suspects him of adhering to, Pope Francis turned the criticisms around on the critics: "I can only say that the communists have stolen our flag. The flag of the poor is Christian. Poverty is at the

Creator of Cartoon Network
show Clarence fired amid claims he
sexually assaulted a female comic artist
Daily Mail [UK], by Joel Christie    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/5/2014 12:59:48 PM     Post Reply
A Cartoon Network artist has left the animation company amid allegations of sexually assaulting a female colleague. Skyler Page, the Emmy award-nominated creator of comic TV character Clarence, exited the company one day after claims surfaced that he had groped fellow artist Emily Partridge. Partridge, who worked as a storyboard artist with Page on the series Adventure Time, named Page as her attacker in a series of Twitter posts about the alleged incident on July 2. ´Skyler Page is no longer an employee at Cartoon Network Studios,´ a Cartoon Network spokesperson confirmed to TheWrap in a statement.

Dinesh D´Souza: the man
rewriting America´s history
Telegraph [UK], by Tim Stanley    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/5/2014 12:50:53 PM     Post Reply
He has been called everything from "insightful" and "penetrating" to a "nutty" peddler of conspiracy theories who seems to write "under the influence of several bongsful of giggle-weed". So it should come as no surprise to learn that Dinesh D’Souza´s latest film has had a decidedly mixed reaction in America. A documentary film about what would have happened to the world if America had never existed (spoiler: things don’t turn out well), the film, called America, segues into an attack on Hillary Clinton – played by a young actress who formerly appeared as a weregirl in the gothic horror show True

  


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Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi
addresses Muslims in Mosul
Telegraph [UK], by Hannah Strange    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/5/2014 12:37:48 PM     Post Reply
Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, the leader of the Islamic State, emerged from the shadows to lead Friday prayers at Mosul´s Great Mosque this week, the first time the notoriously secretive jihadi has made such a public appearance. The head of the jihadist group chose the first Friday prayer service of Ramadan to make an audacious display of power in the city that the Sunni Islamists have now controlled for three weeks. Speaking from the balcony of the mosque, al-Baghdadi urged the world´s Muslims to flock to the Islamic caliphate across Syria and Iraq declared by his organisation last week. Under his direction, the Islamic world would be

Liberal Star Tribune Discovers Vote
Fraud in Democrat vs Democrat Primary
Newsbusters, by P.J. Gladnick    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/5/2014 12:28:42 PM     Post Reply
Voter fraud is so rare “you’re more likely to get hit by lightning than find a case of prosecutorial voter fraud,” according to Judith Browne-Dianis, co-director of the liberal Advancement Project. Apparently lightning has struck very hard in a local primary election according to the Minneapolis Star Tribune whose only real reference to voter fraud in the past two years was to reprint a St. Louis Post-Dispatch editorial mocking the possibility of its existence as "GOP voter suppression efforts." What has made the Star Tribune suddenly discover the (GASP!) existence of voter fraud is that it was allegedly perpetrated by

Muslim Brotherhood leader
sentenced to life in prison
Agence France-Presse, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/5/2014 12:25:20 PM     Post Reply
Cairo - An Egyptian court has sentenced the Muslim Brotherhood leader, Mohamed Badie, and 36 other Islamists to life in prison, and confirmed death sentences for 10 others, most of them on the run. Badie – convicted of involvement in deadly protests – had already received death sentences in two other cases in a crackdown on Islamist opposition after last year´s military overthrow of Mohamed Morsi. Of the 10 defendants condemned to death last month in the same case, whose sentences were confirmed, an Islamic cleric has since been arrested. Another defendant was sentenced to three years. Egyptian courts have sparked international

The Declaration of Independence:
The Words Heard Around the World
Wall Street Journal, by David Armitage    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 7/5/2014 12:16:21 PM     Post Reply
The Declaration of Independence is the birth certificate of the American nation—the first public document ever to use the name "the United States of America"—and has been fundamental to American history longer than any other text. It enshrined what came to be seen as the most succinct and memorable statement of the ideals on which the U.S. was founded: the rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness; the consent of the governed; and resistance to tyranny. But the Declaration´s influence wasn´t limited to the American colonies of the late 18th century. No American document has had a greater impact

  


  

Blue State Blues: The Golf That
Divides Americans
Breitbart Big Government, by Joel B. Pollak    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/5/2014 12:15:34 PM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama is fond of describing the deep inequality afflicting American society. And then he goes off to play golf. He´s getting near the 200-round mark for his entire presidency, a sporting feat perhaps worthy of Teddy Roosevelt for its sheer audacity. Golf is the most unequal sport in America, demanding expensive fees or country club memberships. Yet if the president plays it so often, golf must be inherently patriotic--right? So, while visiting Chicago, in the Fourth of July spirit, I recovered an old set of clubs from my parents´ garage and headed to the local nine-hole. My brother

Police investigate reports of
armed man, bombs at Harvard
WCVB-TV [Boston, MA], by Steven Yablonski    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/5/2014 11:59:48 AM     Post Reply
Cambridge, Mass. - An unidentified man called and claimed to be on Harvard´s campus and armed, and that he had placed bombs at several buildings, according to the Harvard University Police Department. Police said they immediately responded to the locations the man identified in the call, but he was not located. The buildings named in the call, including the Science Center, were immediately evacuated. The Cambridge Police Department and Cambridge Fire Department were also notified of the situation, and an investigation is currently underway. According to Cambridge police Public Information Officer Jeremy Warnick, one suspicious

Coroner: Haggins died of
multiple gunshot wounds
WHIO-TV [Dayton, OH], by Staff*    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/5/2014 11:32:52 AM     Post Reply
DAYTON — Security will increase at a Dayton store where the owner fatally shot a teenager who, along with another suspect, was allegedly trying to rob the business at gunpoint Monday. The death of Isiah Haggins Jr., 16, of Trotwood, was officially ruled a homicide by the Montgomery County Coroner´s Office. The cause of death was multiple gunshot wounds. Dayton police said the teen and another suspect entered the Step-N-Style store at 3217 W. Siebenthaler Ave. armed with guns and demanded cash. The store owner, who´s been robbed before, also had a gun and shot Haggins. The second suspect fled

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.

  


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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

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,

  


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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;

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

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

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