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Wendy Davis Says She May
Withdraw Texas National Guard
From Border If Elected Governor
Fox News Latino, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/8/2014 5:00:48 PM     Post Reply
Democratic Texas gubernatorial candidate Wendy Davis on Thursday questioned the deployment of 1,000 National Guard troops on the border with Mexico to curtail illegal immigration and she promised, if elected, that she will study withdrawing them. The troop contingent was promised a month ago by current Republican Gov. Rick Perry, and it is expected that in the coming days they will begin to be deployed along the Texas-Mexico border, which stretches some 2,000 kilometers (about 1,240 miles). "The action I am ordering today will tackle this crisis head-on by multiplying our efforts to combat the cartel activity, human traffickers and individual criminals

Rick Perry: ‘There Can Be No Homeland
Security Without Border Security”
National Review Online, by Joel Gehrke    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/8/2014 4:58:50 PM     Post Reply
Governor Rick Perry (R., Texas) told conservative activists that “there can be no homeland security without border security” as he denounced President Obama’s border policies. “For years, we have had a serious security problem along our border with Mexico,” Perry said at the 2014 RedState Gathering in Fort Worth. “As a direct result of this administration’s naive policies, poor enforcement, failed leadership, we’re now faced with an unnecessary humanitarian crisis,” he added. “my heart goes out to those young children who are making these perilous journeys, who are often abused and misused and placed into recruitment by these drug cartels

Libya crumbles as the United
States looks the other way
Washington Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/8/2014 4:56:56 PM     Post Reply
THREE YEARS after U.S. and NATO forces helped liberate Libya from the dictatorship of Moammar Gaddafi, the country is beginning to look a lot like another nation where an abrupt U.S. disengagement following a civil war led to chaos: Afghanistan in the 1990s. In Libya, heavily armed militias are battling for control of Tripoli and Benghazi as well as the international airport. The United States, France and other Western governments involved in the 2011 military intervention have evacuated their diplomats and abandoned their embassies. A U.N. mission that was supposed to help broker political accords also left. Last month in



The Political Risks of an Obama
Executive Action on Immigration
New York Times, by Brendan Nyhan    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/8/2014 4:50:18 PM     Post Reply
With hopes fading of passing an immigration reform bill, President Obama is reportedly contemplating bypassing Congress and making sweeping changes to immigration policy before the midterm elections. Many analysts think the executive action under consideration and its political fallout could, as Ronald Brownstein put it in The National Journal, “define both the Democratic and Republican parties for the burgeoning Hispanic population.” But what isn’t clear is why Mr. Obama would engage in such a move before the election. Of course, Mr. Obama faces short-term pressures to address the surge in migrant children being detained at the border, but news media reports suggest

Former NFL Pro Explains Why
He’s a Republican: Democrats
Are Destroying Black Communities
Independent Journal Review, by Michael Hausam    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/8/2014 4:32:52 PM     Post Reply
Garry Cobb played football for USC and then for 11 years with the Philadelphia Eagles. He is now running for New Jersey’s 1st District seat as a Republican, and his explanation of why he is no longer a Democrat is very compelling. Explaining that he kind of discovered that he was Republican due to his upbringing, he said that the massively negative effects of Lyndon Johnson’s War on Poverty had the most impact: This was an incentive for the man to leave the home and it’s destroyed African-American families throughout the country. I didn’t realize it but as I started thinking about it and growing up, because as a kid going to college,

US officials: US launches second
round of airstrikes near Irbil
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2014 4:11:43 PM     Post Reply
NEW DELHI – American officials say the U.S. launched a second round of airstrikes against Islamic State targets near Irbil on Friday, using drones and fighter jets. The officials, speaking on condition of anonymity because they weren´t authorized to discuss the strikes by name, say unmanned aircraft struck a mortar near Irbil and four Navy F/A-18 fighter jets struck a seven-vehicle convoy outside Irbil. The jets flew off the USS George HW Bush aircraft carrier. The Friday afternoon strikes followed a morning strike on an Islamic State artillery gun that was firing on Kurdish troops near U.S. personnel. President Barack Obama said

Flashback: In October 2001,
Liberal Media Bashed Bush for
Air-dropping Food, Medicine in Afghanistan
Newsbusters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/8/2014 3:56:26 PM     Post Reply
As President Obama authorizes both limited airstrikes on ISIS targets and the air-dropping of relief supplies to beleaguered religious minorities in northern Iraq, we thought it good to rewind to the early days of the war in Afghanistan when the liberal media criticized President Bush for both bombing al Qaeda and Taliban targets while simultaneously air-dropping food and medicine for civilians. From the October 10, 2001 Media Research Center CyberAlert digest by Brent Baker (emphasis mine) "Are the U.S. food drops on Afghanistan making matters worse? Some relief agencies say yes." So declared Peter Jennings at the top of Tuesday´s



Islamic militants hold hundreds of
women captive in Iraq, official says
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 8/8/2014 3:42:39 PM     Post Reply
BAGHDAD – The spokesman for Iraq´s human rights ministry says hundreds of women from the Yazidi religious minority have been taken captive by militants from the Islamic State group. Kamil Amin says the women are below the age of 35 and some are being held in schools in Iraq´s second largest city, Mosul. He said the ministry learned of the captives from their families. Tens of thousands of Yazidis fled when the Islamic State group earlier this month captured the northern Iraqi town of Sinjar, near the Syrian border. Amin´s comments were the first Iraqi government confirmation that some women were being

Doctor’s link to Justina Pelletier casts
doubts on her claim in shaken baby Case
Boston Herald, by Peter Gelzinis    Original Article
Posted By: John c- 8/8/2014 3:23:23 PM     Post Reply
Gerry Leone’s last act as Middlesex district attorney was to charge Aisling Brady McCarthy, better known as “The Irish Nanny,” with the murder of Rehma Sabir, the 1-year-old girl in her care. Leone’s high-profile finale was based entirely on the word of Dr. Alice Newton, who, back in January of 2013, ran Children’s Hospital Child Protection Program. Dr. Newton wasted no time in determining Rehma’s death was the result of shaken baby syndrome — which could only have been caused by her caregiver, McCarthy. In the last 20 months two things have happened: McCarthy has languished in jail.

The moment Obama began bombing Iraq:
First picture emerges of US air strike on
ISIS artillery as President carries out his
threat to use force to save thousands
of non-Muslims trapped by fanatics
Daily Mail [UK], by Matthew Blake*    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/8/2014 3:13:03 PM     Post Reply
America waded into the unfolding crisis in Iraq today as it dispatched two warplanes to bombard an ISIS artillery battery in a bid to halt the extremist horde that is sweeping the country and save hundreds of thousands of innocent lives. The F/A-18C Hornets took off from the USS George H. W. Bush in the Persian Gulf this morning before unleashing 500lb laser-guided bombs on a unit of Islamic State fighters marching on Kurdish capital Erbil, where U.S. troops are stationed as well as the American consulate. In an unusual move, news of America´s first military offensive in Iraq since it

17 Unbelievable Advertisements
From The Past That Definitely
Wouldn’t Cut It These Days
Independent Journal Review, by Ryan    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/8/2014 2:53:11 PM     Post Reply
Recently, a Florida woman won her court case against the RJ Reynolds Tobacco Company over the company’s failure to properly warn smokers of the dangerous and addictive nature of smoking, after her husband died of lung cancer. She ended up walking out of the courthouse with a potential $23.6 billion in punitive damages. Clearly, companies in the past treated advertisements differently than they do today. Here are 17 that you’ll never see the likes of again: 1. Can you say “safety hazard”? 2. A product to help women gain weight? (Photos)



Why U.S. bombs are falling
on Iraq and not Syria
Washington Post, by Adam Taylor    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/8/2014 2:43:13 PM     Post Reply
If you had said, one year ago, that the United States would have been militarily involved in a Middle East crisis, few people would have batted an eyelid. President Obama had spent months trying to convince the United States public and Congress that the United States needed to intervene militarily in Syria. However, the way that this intervention has panned out would surely surprise many. The United States is not intervening against Bashar al-Assad and the Syrian regime, as Obama had proposed. Instead, it is striking one of Assad´s biggest enemies, the extremist militia that calls itself the Islamic State.

The 13 Most Rabidly Leftist,
Politically Correct Colleges For
Dirty, Tree-Hugging Hippies
Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/8/2014 2:34:08 PM     Post Reply
College campuses in America are frequently teeming with all manner of liberals and trustafarian socialists who drive Volvos . Some of these schools are worse than others. Some are just egregiously awful. Here, The Daily Caller presents the 2014 rankings for the most annoying, rabidly politically correct, dirty-hippie, tree-hugging colleges and universities across the fruited plain. You have been warned. Swarthmore College in the suburbs of Philadelphia is a leftist hothouse full of wealthy white kids. In February, Swarthmore sophomore Erin Ching criticized her school for allowing a conservative — Christian thinker Robert George — to speak on campus.

When it comes to saving
those stranded on a mountaintop,
Obama is ODC (Obama Doesn’t Care)
Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 8/8/2014 2:31:22 PM     Post Reply
The world has changed dramatically since Senator Barack Hussein Obama took office in 2009 and turned it upside down. That change was the only thing real in what was to be Obama’s hedonistic Hollywood world. The hope promised in the millions of posters circulated worldwide died an undignified death the day they tore down the DNC’s phony Greek columns at the Denver Pepsi Center never to return. Nowhere is the death of Obama hope more blatantly obvious than at the top of Sinjar Mountain, in Iraq, where 40,000 Yazidis, 25,000 of whom are children are left stranded, having been driven there

Texas cheerleaders continue
court fight over Bible banners
CBS News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 8/8/2014 2:26:25 PM     Post Reply
(Video) Atheist groups say a Texas high school cheer team violated the separation of church and state by using banners inscribed with Bible scripture at its games. But the cheerleaders aren´t giving up without a fight, asking the state Supreme Court to weigh in on a controversial two-year-long battle, CBS News´ Adriana Diaz reports. The team began printing scripture onto its game banners in 2012, but the school received a complaint, leading the Freedom From Religion Foundation to write a letter to the Kountze school district. "It´s a religious proselytizing message, and it´s a school-sponsored message. It violates the Establishment



Journalists Restricted By Hamas Rules
and It´s Reflected in Their Coverage
NewsBusters, by Geoffrey Dickens    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2014 2:22:12 PM     Post Reply
On August 6, Cliff May of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies charged that while the media have filled their stories on the current conflict in Gaza with “pictures of neighborhoods reduced to rubble, with Palestinian men, women and children in desperate circumstances,” they have been negligent in telling their audiences that Hamas has been “deploying civilians as human shields, storing missiles in mosques and UN schools, setting up command posts in hospitals, using ambulances to ferry terrorists to battle, and children to dig tunnels.” One reason for this bias, according to May is Hamas’ intimidation of journalists. May relayed that

Pope Marries Gay Disney
Princes in Anti-Catholic "Art"
NewsBusters, by Lillian Bozzone    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2014 2:17:15 PM     Post Reply
It’s all for the art, man. José Rodolfo Loaiza Ontiveros, the artist behind the exhibition called ‘Profanity Pop’ has taken his “art” to an irreligious level, depicting Mickey Mouse as Christ, Daisy duck as the Virgin Mary holding pregnancy test, and a priest giving communion to Jessica Rabbit. Predictably, Ontiveros is a hit with liberals. Ontiveros described his collection as a “celebration of creative freedom in our time." Attacking the Catholic Church in pop-culture is so creative and original. Nobody’s ever donethat before. Cosmopolitan magazine regarded the photos of the “Disney Princesses Misbehaving” as just feeling “right.” How dysfunctional do you need to be to

The West on the wrong path
Handelsblatt (Germany), by Gabor Steingart    Original Article
Posted By: Blackeagle- 8/8/2014 1:53:10 PM     Post Reply
Every war is accompanied by a kind of mental mobilization: war fever. Even smart people are not immune to controlled bouts of this fever. “This war in all its atrociousness is still a great and wonderful thing. It is an experience worth having“ rejoiced Max Weber in 1914 when the lights went out in Europe. (snip) “History is not repeating itself!” But can we be so sure about that these days? In view of the war events in the Crimean and eastern Ukraine, the heads of states and governments of the West suddenly have no more questions and all the

Police will monitor pig wrestling protest
Green Bay Press Gazette, by Holly Meyer    Original Article
Posted By: ChipThome- 8/8/2014 1:19:05 PM     Post Reply
The Outagamie County Sheriff´s Department will be keeping an eye on a church´s pig wrestling event that is drawing national criticism from people concerned for animal rights. Despite tens of thousands of people calling for the event´s cancellation, Capt. Mike Jobe doesn´t anticipate the long-standing Pig Rassle will draw a big protest, but says deputies will step in if tensions rise during the Sunday event.

Not buying it: Majority of
Americans see Obama´s fight with
Congress as purely political
Washington Examiner, by T. Becket Adams    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2014 1:08:10 PM     Post Reply
A majority of Americans believe President Obama´s ongoing struggle with Congress is more about partisan politics than it is about principle, according to Rasmussen Reports. And the president isn’t the only one who catches blame for Washington’s infamously hated gridlock: Voters say Republicans in Congress are just as much a part of the problem. The survey, which was conducted from July 31 to Aug. 1 and has a margin of error of plus or minus 3 percentage points, found that 69 percent of respondents believe the political gridlock is all about scoring partisan points, while a measly 20 percent believes


SketchFactor app racistly helps users
avoid ´sketchy´ black neighbourhoods
Independent [UK], by Christopher Hooton    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/8/2014 1:03:29 PM     Post Reply
A new app from smiling young white people in suits has come under fire for crowdsourcing tips on "sketchy" neighbourhoods in order to help pedestrians avoid trouble. Creators Daniel Herrington and Allison McGuire, who previously provoked anger over their GhettoTracker website, insist on their website they are not "racists, bigots, sexists" but are simply trying to help people "take the guesswork out of city nagivation". A press release for SketchFactor is very careful not to link "sketchy" areas with race or poverty, joking that unwanted encounters might include a man wearing no pants or an R Kelly cover artist

Obama´s narrow, specific,
extremely limited action in Iraq
Washington Examiner, by Byron York    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2014 1:02:53 PM     Post Reply
The Drudge headline says, "Obama Bombs Iraq." The Washington Examiner headline says, "U.S. military aircraft conducts first airstrike in Iraq." The Washington Post headline says, "U.S. launches airstrikes against Islamic State in Iraq." All are entirely accurate, but what is perhaps most notable about President Obama´s rationale for action, laid out in a brief address to the nation Thursday night, is how precisely limited the president´s directive is. Some Republicans are calling for Obama to take broad and decisive action in Iraq. This is most definitely not it. In the president´s first sentence Wednesday night, he stressed that he was authorizing

School District Bans Birthday Cupcakes
Because They Aren´t Fair
Daily Caller, by Eric Owens    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2014 12:45:57 PM     Post Reply
An elementary school in the outer suburbs of Atlanta has outlawed birthday cupcakes, cookies and, in fact, all food from birthday parties over fears that some kids with food allergies could feel sad and left out. Officials at Brooks Elementary School in Newnan, Ga. announced the draconian new policy for the upcoming school year via a letter to parents, reports The Newnan Times-Herald. “When parents have brought in goodies for birthdays, oftentimes these children are not included in the snack because of dietary restrictions and have felt left out,” Julie Raschen, principal of Brooks Elementary, said, according to the Times-Herald.

Boehner Decries Obama’s ‘Absence
Of A Strategy’ In Iraq
Daily Caller, by Alex Pappas    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2014 12:41:04 PM     Post Reply
Speaker of the House John Boehner on Friday said he approves of President Obama’s airstrikes in Iraq, but denounced the administration for an apparent lack of a strategy to deal with the Islamic militants terrorizing the country and religious minorities. “The president’s authorization of airstrikes is appropriate, but like many Americans, I am dismayed by the ongoing absence of a strategy for countering the grave threat ISIS poses to the region,” Boehner said in a statement. “Vital national interests are at stake, yet the White House has remained disengaged despite warnings from Iraqi leaders, Congress, and even members of its

Texas principal fired for telling
students to speak English
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2014 12:34:16 PM     Post Reply
The Texas principal who was placed on administrative leave and then fired for telling Hispanic students at her middle school that they should speak English in the classroom can now speak freely — the gag order has expired — and says that her request only mirrored what’s written in state law. Amy Lacey was placed on administrative leave in 2013 after she asked via an intercom announcement that Hempstead Middle School students should speak English in the classroom. She shortly after learned that the school board declined to renew her contract and would be firing her. Meanwhile, reports swirled that Ms. Lacey

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Courting
Latino Vote, One Latin American
Country At A Time
Fox News Latino & Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/8/2014 12:29:02 PM     Post Reply
With midterm elections around the corner, and the 2016 presidential campaign season starting to kick into gear, Republican politicians are once again looking for a way to woo Latino voters to the ballot box in their favor. And one way they hope to draw in their votes is by looking south. Some GOP leaders in Washington have hindered the party´s relationship with the Hispanic bloc by comparing the current situation with the influx of Central American migrants as an “invasion” and passing legislation to accelerate the deportation of the unaccompanied children. Others, however, realizing the Latino vote cost them the White

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