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The NFL’s Mindless Misogyny:
Why Was Ray Rice Given A Slap on
the Wrist For Beating His Fiancée?
Daily Beast, by Robert Silverman    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/25/2014 1:40:29 PM     Post Reply
Professional football players can be suspended up to a year for marijuana, yet the Baltimore Ravens’ star running back was given a measly two-game suspension for brutally assaulting his bride-to-be in a video that’s gone viral. This is a thing that happened. A man in peak physical condition, possessing strength that would put the average person to shame, was caught on video dragging his unconscious, much smaller fiancée (now wife) by the hair out of an elevator at a casino in Atlantic City. You can watch it here. (Snip for video)What occurred prior has not been made public, but according

Is Greta Van Susteren right? Should
House Republicans cancel the August
recess? ´We´re here. Where´s Harry?´
Washington Examiner, by Mark Tapscott    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 1:37:35 PM     Post Reply
Congress is about to leave the nation´s capital for its traditional August recess. Since it´s an election year, the month back home is especially important to members of the House of Representatives. Re-election campaigns — and thus congressional careers — can be won or lost in August, so canceling the 30-day respite from doing the nation´s public business is the last thing congressmen in either party want to do. But, with thousands of illegal immigrants, including many unaccompanied minors, flooding the border in Texas, millions of Americans still unable to find jobs, the Middle East erupting, Iraq falling apart, Russia firing artillery

D’Souza Nation, Part III
National Review, by Jay Nordlinger    Original Article
Posted By: MDMuskrat- 7/25/2014 1:35:49 PM     Post Reply
In our rolling conversation — rolling in more than one sense,because we’re aboard the rock-star bus — Dinesh makes a familiar point, but one that bears repeating: Capitalists are terrible at defending capitalism. They will defend it on grounds of efficiency, but not on grounds of morality or justice. We will lose capitalism, says Dinesh, unless we learn to defend it, rhetorically, against its enemies. You recall what the Marxists used to say, and probably still do (I haven’t listened to them in a while): “‘Freedom!’ say the capitalists. Yeah: the freedom to sleep under bridges.” For my money, Dinesh’s most compelling

  


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ISIL terrorists blow up burial
site of Jonah, vow more of same
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/25/2014 1:32:36 PM     Post Reply
Terrorists with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant have blown up the burial place of Jonah, the reluctant prophet from Galilee whose story of being swallowed by a massive sea creature is told in the Bible. Islam recognizes the existence of Jonah, also. ISIL radicals ringed the tomb with explosives and detonated it at a remote location, civil defense officials who witnessed the incident told CNN. A video of the explosion was posted to YouTube, but CNN said it couldn’t yet verify its authenticity. Jonah’s tomb had been inside the Mosque of the Prophet Younis, a Sunni-held facility. ISIL, which is engaged in a war to reestablish a caliphate

How the House GOP lawsuit could
lead to more executive actions
Washington Examiner, by Susan Crabtree    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 1:32:31 PM     Post Reply
A House lawsuit against President Obama over executive actions could have the ironic effect of causing him to take even more. Obama is responding to the House Republicans´ lawsuit challenging his executive-action end-runs around Congress by looking for more areas where he can take action unilaterally, said a White House official. “We certainly aren’t going to trim our sails,” White House senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer told reporters gathered for a breakfast hosted by the Christian Science Monitor, adding that White House staff are currently on the hunt for more areas for Obama to issue executive actions. “If you’re looking for

Buzzfeed to review Benny Johnson’s
work after new plagiarism charges
Capital New York, by Jeremy Barr    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/25/2014 1:31:53 PM     Post Reply
Buzzfeed will review viral politics writer Benny Johnson´s work for the site after two Internet sleuths laid out more instances in which Johnson borrowed language from other sources without proper attribution. Of the new examples, Buzzfeed editor-in-chief Ben Smith told Capital: "There are three serious instances of plagiarism in this post. We´re reviewing Benny´s work." On Thursday, Buzzfeed slapped corrections on three pieces written by Johnson after the pair of pseudonymous media watchers published an item detailing similarities between content written by Johnson and the work of others. The majority of the instances described by Twitter personalities @blippoblappo and @crushingbort

ESPN’s Stephen Smith to Women:
‘Don’t Do Anything to Provoke’
Men Into Beating You
Mediaite, by Tina Nguyen    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 1:27:24 PM     Post Reply
Fresh off his controversial defense of Tony Dungy‘s gay comments, Stephen A. Smith has a message to all the women outraged by NFL player Ray Rice‘s paltry suspension for domestic abuse: Don’t say anything that could make your man beat you. “It’s not about him, then. It’s about you, and here’s what I mean by that,” Smith said in a long monologue addressing the women-watching contingent of First Take today. “I think that just talking about what guys shouldn’t do, we got to also make sure that you can do your part to do whatever you can do to make, to

  


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Texas gun nuts’ scary ritual:
How hatred of a president turned profane
Salon, by Heather Digby Parton    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 7/25/2014 1:26:26 PM     Post Reply
Three weeks before the assassination of John F. Kennedy, a concerned citizen from Dallas named Mrs. Nelle M. Doyle wrote a letter to White House press secretary Pierre Salinger. She was worried about the president’s visit. This is what she wrote: Although I do not consider myself an ‘alarmist’, I do fervently hope that President kennedy can be dissuaded from appearing in the city of Dallas, Texas as much as I would enjoy hearing and seeing him. This ‘hoodlum mob’ in Dallas is frenzied and infuriated that their attack on Ambassador Adlai Stephenson on the 24th, backfired on them. I have heard

Obama has his head in the sand
over America´s corporate exodus
Telegraph [UK], by Jeremy Warner    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 7/25/2014 1:11:16 PM     Post Reply
When companies are heading for the door as fast as they decently can, you have to ask yourself why? President Obama´s approach is a rather different one; let´s just lock the door and stop them from leaving. On both sides of the US political divide, America´s apparent corporate exodus via so-called "inversion takeovers" is a source of growing concern. However, their response to the problem could hardly be more different. Broadly, Republicans want to deal with the issue by lowering corporate tax rates; but Democrats want to stop the outflow by changing the rules. As things stand, these allow companies

Top Obama Aide Concerned
by Impeachment Threats
The Wire, by David Ludwig    Original Article
Posted By: SoCalGal- 7/25/2014 12:54:19 PM     Post Reply
Dan Pfeiffer, a top aide to President Obama, said that the White House is taking the threat of a possible impeachment attempt by Republicans seriously. “I think a lot of people in this town laugh that off,” Pfeiffer told reporters at a Christian Science Monitor breakfast. “I would not discount that possibility. I think Speaker Boehner, by going down the path of this lawsuit, has opened the door to Republicans possibly considering impeachment at some in the future.” Pfeiffer´s comments come days after the House took steps to move forward with Speaker John Boehner´s lawsuit against the President for his use of

Dick Durbin Uses Glenn Beck´s Soccer
Balls and Teddy Bears to Scold GOP
Breitbart´s Big Government, by Matthew Boyle    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 12:44:06 PM     Post Reply
Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) alluded to Glenn Beck´s flamboyant campaign to bring soccer balls and teddy bears to tens of thousands of illegal alien children streaming across the U.S. border while urging Republicans to stow their objections to billions in border crisis funding requested by the president and pass the bill anyway. “Even some of the most conservative political commentators have said first, America, show your heart, that you care for these children. And that’s what the president is asking us to do. So let us take care when we consider the supplemental appropriations bill that we don’t lose

  


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Group Given Nearly $300 Million To
House Child Immigrants; Improperly
Disclosed Lobbying
Daily Caller, by Chuck Ross    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 12:30:34 PM     Post Reply
A Texas-based organization that has been awarded hundreds of millions of dollars in federal contracts by the Obama administration to house illegal immigrant children not only lobbied the federal government, but also failed to properly disclose the activity. After The Daily Caller inquired about its lobbying disclosures, BCFS, a San Antonio-based nonprofit, now says it may correct its tax forms to properly disclose its lobbying expenditures. The Obama administration, through the Department of Health and Human Services, has tapped BCFS, formerly known as Baptist Child & Family Services, to provide security and other services to unaccompanied children at Lackland Air Force Base

Pope Francis to visit U.S. in 2015: report
Sun-Times [Chicago, IL], by Emily McFarlan Miller    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 7/25/2014 12:29:25 PM     Post Reply
Pope Francis reportedly will makes his first trip to the U.S. as pontiff next year – to attend the World Meeting of Families in Philadelphia. Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput announced the pope had accepted his invitation to the World Meeting of Families yesterday at the Tekakwitha Conference in Fargo, N.D., according to the Catholic News Service. The meeting will be held Sept. 22 to 27, 2015, and Chaput said, “The pope will be with us the Friday, Saturday and Sunday of that week.” A Vatican spokesman said today Pope Francis has expressed “his willingness to participate” in the World Meeting of Families, according to CNS.

CNN’s Chris Cuomo: Jon Stewart
‘Shouldn’t Pretend’ to Be a Journalist
Mediaite, by Matt Wilstein    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 12:14:07 PM     Post Reply
How does CNN’s Chris Cuomo feel about being Jon Stewart’s “Moment of Zen” this week for his unfortunate “shoot down” pun while reporting like from Ukraine this week? According to a new interview with Washington Post’s Erik Wemple, the anchor isn’t thrilled. “I made a mistake,” Cuomo admitted. “In terms of who reacted to it and how, it’s strictly a case of consider the source.” In a possible dig at Mediaite, he added that bloggers “are what they are — they traffic in snark and negativity.” “If it seems like I’m being disrespectful of Jon Stewart, it’s only because I am,” Cuomo

Jim Reeves´ popularity lasts
longer than his life
The Tennessean [Nashville TN], by Peter Cooper    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/25/2014 12:12:33 PM     Post Reply
"It was the year of the Beatles, it was the year of the Stones," wrote Paul Simon in "The Late, Great Johnny Ace." But for Nashville´s music community, the summer of 1964 was a time of sadness and loss. (Snip) In late July 1964, Roger Miller´s "Dang Me" was atop country charts. A 22-year-old singer named Connie Smith had just two weeks earlier recorded the Bill Anderson-penned "Once A Day," which would become her breakthrough hit later in the year. And 40-year-old Jim Reeves, whose velvet-soft voice and gentlemanly image made him country music´s biggest international superstar, decided to fly through

  


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European Human Rights Court:
No Right to Same-Sex Marriage
Breitbart London, by Austin Ruse    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/25/2014 12:09:13 PM     Post Reply
The highest human rights court in Europe has told European LGBTs that they have no human right to same-sex marriage, in a case that also shows how complicated sexual and marital norms have become in this new transsexual world. The case arose after a man in Finland, who was married with a child, decided he wanted to live as a woman. After a sex-change operation, he attempted to change his governmental "male identity number" to a female one. He was turned down because, according to law, he needed his wife´s consent to change their man-woman marriage to a "registered partnership",

Michael Moore´s lavish property empire
is revealed in court documents as he
and wife of 22 years divorce
Daily Mail [UK], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 12:00:21 PM     Post Reply
The lavish wealth of underdog-defending filmmaker Michael Moore has been laid bare in his divorce battle with now-ex-wife Kathy Glynn, and their breakup is the talk of their small Michigan community. The couple called it quits after 22 years, with the divorce finalized on Tuesday at Antrim County Circuit Court in Bellaire. According to Celebritynetworth, Moore and Glynn are worth $50 million, much of his success coming from documentaries protesting capitalism. The pair own nine properties, with Moore splitting his time between Detroit and New York. The Detroit News reports that Moore blamed Glynn in legal proceedings for an expensive extension on their

Report: Hamas Morale
Collapsing, Terrorists Flee IDF
Breitbart Big Peace, by Joel B. Pollack    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 7/25/2014 11:58:36 AM     Post Reply
In an otherwise excellent article on the Hamas terror tunnel network in Gaza, the Jerusalem Post buries the lede. An Israel Defense Forces (IDF) soldier in the field told the Post that while Hamas fighters offered fierce resistance when the ground operation began, now Hamas operatives are fleeing, abandoning their positions, leaving behind weapons and other material that the IDF is using to expand its assault on the terror group. The source added that in recent days, a recognizable wave of demoralization has washed over Hamas´s combat battalions. "They simply escape, leaving behind weapons and suicide bomb vests that were

Troop leader: Customs and Border
agent held Boy Scout at gunpoint
Fox News, by Todd Starnes    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 11:55:06 AM     Post Reply
A Boy Scout troop from the nation’s heartland is demanding answers and a U.S. senator is expressing outrage after a group of scouts was detained by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents, with one child allegedly held at gunpoint. Jim Fox, the leader of the Mid-Iowa Boy Scout Troop 111, said the incident occurred earlier this month at a checkpoint along the Alaska – Canada border. The scouts and their leaders were on a 21-day trek from Iowa to Alaska – a trip that had been three years in the planning. As their vans were moving through a checkpoint into

Iran´s supreme leader calls for
end to ´murderous´ Israeli regime
Reuters, by Mehrdad Balali & Sonya Hepins    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 11:39:52 AM     Post Reply
Iran´s supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei on Wednesday called for a referendum canvassing the Arabs and Jews that live in Israel in order to end the "Zionist state", but said until such a vote could be held, armed resistance was necessary. Khamenei and his predecessor the Ayatollah Rouhollah Khomeini have called repeatedly over the years for an end to the Jewish state, including through a referendum in the region, where Palestinians are in the majority. In his first official comments on Israel since the start of its offensive on the Gaza Strip on July 8, Khamenei reiterated the call. "There are logical and

  



Ohio State fires band director Jonathan
Waters over ‘sexualized’ culture
Columbus Dispatch [Columbus, OH], by Collin Binkley    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 7/25/2014 11:34:17 AM     Post Reply
Ohio State University has fired the director of its marching band and is expanding an internal investigation that uncovered a deep culture of sexual harassment among students that reportedly has existed for years. The two-month investigation , triggered by the complaint of a parent, revealed a cascade of evidence that students routinely harassed one another –– often directed at new band members by older students –– and that director Jonathan Waters knew about it or should have known. (Snip) Examples of abuse include an annual midnight band practice at Ohio Stadium in which men and women were expected to march wearing

Kerry to propose weeklong Gaza truce
United Press International, by Ed Adamczyk    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 11:33:37 AM     Post Reply
CAIRO--U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry proposed a Gaza peace plan that includes a one-week truce, an official involved in negotiations said Friday in Cairo. Assuming the truce held, talks between Palestinians and Israelis would then begin on economic and security issues. Other nations would be involved in the talks. Unresolved issues in the proposal involve whether Israeli military forces, now on the ground in Gaza, would retreat back to Israel during the truce. Khaled Meshal, political leader of Hamas, the militant organization controlling Gazan government, called for a humanitarian truce Wednesday after an Israeli strike on a United Nations

Paul Ryan: ‘Let’s Customize Aid
To The Person’s Need’
Washington Free Beacon [DC], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/25/2014 11:30:17 AM     Post Reply
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) described his anti-poverty plan to MSNBC’s Chuck Todd, calling for a targeted approach to government aid, which would implement local management to tailor aid to individual needs. “Each person has a different, unique circumstance and need, yet the federal government treats it all the same,” said Ryan. “So the vision here is, let’s customize aid to the person’s need to focus on getting them from where they are to where they want to be, which is a good job and a good career.” Ryan’s plan would encourage each state to develop its

Israeli undercover police on high alert
in Jerusalem during Friday prayers as
Palestinians declare ´Day of Rage´
Daily Mail [UK], by James Rush    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 11:28:16 AM     Post Reply
Israeli paramilitary police were on high alert today for flare-ups at Jerusalem´s most important mosque during Friday prayers for the final stretch of the Ramadan Muslim holy month. Hundreds of Palestinians protested in the traditionally Arab east of the city after Muslim noon prayers. A dozen protesters threw rocks and fireworks at Israeli police, who fired stun grenades and water cannons, Associated Press reported. The night before, thousands of Palestinians protesting the Gaza fighting clashed with Israeli security forces in the West Bank and in east Jerusalem in one of the biggest protests in the territory in years. Israeli aircraft have struck

Lawmaker to Push Bill
Requiring Dinesh D´Souza´s
´America´ Be Shown in Schools
Hollywood Reporter, by Paul Bond    Original Article
Posted By: Harlowe- 7/25/2014 11:22:48 AM     Post Reply
Florida GOP state senator Alan Hays said he’ll propose a bill mandating that students in the 1,700 Florida public high schools and middle schools are to be shown the film unless their parents object. A Florida state senator plans to introduce a bill that would make Dinesh D´Souza´s docudrama, America, required viewing for most teenagers in the state, The Hollywood Reporter learned on Friday. Republican Alan Hays said he’ll introduce in November his one-page bill that simply states that students in the 1,700 Florida public high schools and middle schools are to be shown the film unless their parents object.

Simas Ignores Subpoena Again
as White House Defies Issa
Roll Call, by Steven Dennis    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 7/25/2014 11:21:39 AM     Post Reply
Top White House political adviser David Simas refused again Friday to honor a congressional subpoena. Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa plans to vote shortly in committee to reject the White House’s claim that Simas has absolute immunity from a subpoena from Congress. The White House informed Issa that Simas would not appear at 7:30 a.m. Friday, Issa said. The absence was “not excused,”the California Republican added. White House Counsel W. Neil Eggleston asked Issa to withdraw the subpoena to discuss his late Thursday offer for Simas to give a deposition instead of subpoenaed testimony. Issa refused to do so. “We have an absolute

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