A Message From Lucianne  







S-G1




























ST-GC


   
 
Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google


Latest Articles

  Post New Article
Florida Judge Deals a Blow
to Democrats on Districting
New York Times, by Lizette Alvarez    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/22/2014 11:16:08 PM     Post Reply
Miami - In a blow to Florida Democrats, a state judge on Friday approved a slightly modified congressional map drawn by the Republican-dominated Legislature and decided that the 2014 election could proceed under the old map, which he had ruled unconstitutional. Two days after a sharply partisan hearing on the new map, Terry P. Lewis, a state judge in Leon County, concluded that the rejiggered boundaries for seven districts, while not perfect, “sufficiently” addressed his constitutional concerns. (Snip) He ruled that the Legislature is not required “to produce a map that the plaintiffs, or I, or anyone else might prefer.”

A ‘range of options’
under discussion to
combat Islamic State
Washington Post, by Karen DeYoung    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/22/2014 11:14:08 PM     Post Reply
The Obama administration is considering seeking congressional authorization for military action against the Islamic State under a revamped counter­terrorism strategy President Obama announced last year. A mandate from Congress could provide domestic legal justification for the unlimited use of force against the Sunni Muslim group across Iraq and Syria, a senior administration official said. Congress last formally authorized such action in 2001, against al-Qaeda and its associates, and 2002, against Iraq under Saddam Hussein. The new authorization is one of several alternatives under active internal discussion as the administration grapples with whether and how to try to militarily defeat the

Teacher suspended after Michael
Brown, Trayvon Martin lesson
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/22/2014 11:09:00 PM     Post Reply
Selma, AL - An Alabama teacher was suspended without pay after being accused of having sixth-grade students re-enact the deadly police shooting of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri, and the Trayvon Martin killing in Florida. The Selma Times-Journal quoted Dallas County School Superintendent Don Willingham as saying the social studies teacher used poor judgment during a lesson on current events. School officials haven´t identified the teacher, who works at Brantley Elementary School. Administrators were alerted to the Ferguson re-enactment this week after the mother of a student in the class posted a complaint on

  


R-G1
  

What are your kids learning in school?
PowerLine, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 8/22/2014 10:20:26 PM     Post Reply
Probably we should all be past being shocked at what goes on in the public schools, but I confess that an email I got today from Devin Foley of Better Ed shocked me. It quoted descriptions, written by Twin Cities area high school teachers, of how their schools teach literature classes. (Snip) This is mis-education, worse than not attending school at all. Any child of normal intelligence would gain more from staying up late at night and reading books with a flashlight under the covers than from being subjected to such cant. For many students, such palpable bull* is likely

Gwinnett woman, 73,
chases burglar suspect from
home with gunshots
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, by Rhonda Cook    Original Article
Posted By: Hermoine- 8/22/2014 10:05:37 PM     Post Reply
A 73-year-old Lilburn woman shot through a door as a burglar approached her bedroom and then she chased him out of her house, continuing to fire, according to a police report. Police found evidence that Hilda Douglas hit whoever was in her house earlier this month. Police found blood on the ground. According to a report on the incident obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution Thursday, Douglas said someone rang her doorbell around 9:45 p.m. on Aug. 3. She looked out her bedroom window and spotted a truck parked nearby in the middle of the intersection of Falconhurst Drive and Hewatt Road. Douglas called

ISIS the Rock Band Mistaken
for the Terrorist Group
ABC News, by Sarah Figalora    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/22/2014 9:57:12 PM     Post Reply
The name of the militant Islamic group ISIS is probably one of the most reviled names in the country at the moment. It is also the name of a defunct post-metal rock band with the same name that is getting "off color comments" on its Facebook page. The rockers may be hard to confuse with Islamic militants, but some have managed it. (Snip) Though the band is no longer together, the ex-members are being inundated with posts from individuals who believe they are associated with the Islamic terrorist group, which recently claimed responsibility for beheading American journalist James Foley. The

Patrick to join Obama on Martha’s Vineyard
Boston Globe, by Jim O’Sullivan    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 8/22/2014 9:51:39 PM     Post Reply
Governor Deval Patrick and his wife, Diane, plan to join President Obama and the first lady for dinner on Martha’s Vineyard on Thursday, said a person familiar with Patrick’s schedule. The Patricks and the Obamas will likely have dinner at the vacation home on Blue Heron Farm in Chilmark where the president is staying, the person said. Longtime friends and fellow Chicagoans, Obama and Patrick routinely break bread during the First Family’s annual Vineyard vacations. And the Patricks have been regular guests at the White House during non-official visits, such as a party following Obama’s inauguration. The Patricks planned to

  


R-VAR_AD
  

Eric Holder’s Soros-Sponsored
Police Sensitivity ‘Training’
PJ Media, by J. Christian Adams    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/22/2014 9:42:54 PM     Post Reply
The vice president’s Boeing 757 delivered Eric Holder to St. Louis yesterday. In Ferguson, Holder announced that he was “a black man” and therefore had the power to heal Ferguson in ways that no other law enforcement official could. Yet his comments were sure to throw gasoline on fire burning hot with racial division. That shouldn’t shock anyone. It’s the community organizing model of running the Justice Department. What is shocking is who is fueling the Justice Department’s “training” of police departments around the country: radicals, communist-affiliated organizations, and George Soros. (Snip) Past collaborators with the IRJ include Angela Davis,

Al Sharpton. Mr. Respectable.
The Federalist, by David Harsanyi    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/22/2014 9:05:05 PM     Post Reply
The persistent whitewashing of Al Sharpton’s revolting past will always be a mystery to me. But if we’re to trust Politico’s reporting today, Sharpton has emerged as the go-to civil rights guru for the Obama administration. (Snip) Draw whatever conclusions you like from this development. But if the point of the piece is to detail the revival of a once-reviled public figure, offering a single purified paragraph detailing the events that first made the man famous seems a bit disingenuous. Perhaps a little more context is necessary for those who didn’t live through his violent circus. So let’s revisit. Three decades ago,

New York will get $800M from
Bank of America deal
Poughkeepsie Journal [NY], by Joseph Spector    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/22/2014 8:52:40 PM     Post Reply
ALBANY – New York will get $800 million as part of a national $16 billion settlement with Bank of America over mortgage schemes, the latest windfall for the state´s coffers. Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced Thursday that New York´s $800 million cut will include $300 million in cash and $500 million for consumer relief. The settlement with Bank of America is the largest in U.S. history with a single institution and latest to boost New York´s fiscal picture. On Tuesday, Standard Chartered Bank agreed to pay New York $300 million to settle a money-laundering investigation by the state Department of
(Source corrected by staff)

´Obama´ found sippin´
Twisted Teas in Wilkes-Barre
Daily News [Philadelphia, PA], by Albert Stumm    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 8/22/2014 8:50:01 PM     Post Reply
A $1,200 life-size statue of President Obama has been returned to a Wilkes-Barre woman after it was found on a park bench posed with a six pack of Twisted Teas. Tiffany Bruce, 30, told the Daily News Friday that the $1,200 statue was stolen off her porch early Sunday. It was recovered five days later after a police detective saw a picture posted on Facebook of the statue, lounging at a picnic table at Francis Walter Dam with his right arm outstretched, holding a bottle. The statue became beloved by the family after Bruce bought it last year

  


B-G1

Rush Limbaugh: New Media Prevented
Mainstream Media from Turning
´Gentle Giant´ into Rodney King
Breitbart Big Journalism, by Tony Lee    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 8/22/2014 8:48:39 PM     Post Reply
Rush Limbaugh said the mainstream media, as desperately as they tried, could not turn "gentle giant" Michael Brown, who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson after Brown allegedly charged and beat him, into Rodney King because of today´s new media. Even though Rodney King resisted the arrest of officers who tried all they could to detain him without using force, the nation never got to see the full video. Instead, the mainstream media used an edited one-minute clip of officers brutally beating King after he charged them to fan the flames, trying to hammer home the notion

‘Extorting’ Is the Word For
Government Action Against
Bank of America
New York Sun, by Lawrence Kudlow    Original Article
Posted By: mitzi- 8/22/2014 8:46:48 PM     Post Reply
The $16.65 billion settlement by Bank of America over financial-crisis-era mortgage securities “highlights a pattern of the government extorting the banks,” Dick Kovacevich said on CNBC this week. (Italics mine.) Mr. Kovacevich is the former Wells Fargo chairman. I’ve known him for years. He ran a great bank. He kept Wells Fargo clean during the credit meltdown. Unusual for a big-bank CEO, he strongly supports free-market principles. Mr. Kovacevich went on to say, “It’s definitely politics. It has nothing to do with justice or restitution to the innocent victims. In fact, more of the money is going to the coffers

Sanitizing terror: Has the press
distorted Islamic radical’s crusade
against gay men?
Hot Air, by Noah Rothman    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/22/2014 8:23:46 PM     Post Reply
Ali Muhammad Brown was already a suspect in the murder of three Seattle men when he shot 19-year-old Brendan Tevlin eight times at a West Orange traffic light in his home state of New Jersey in June. Brown is described as a devout Muslim man who killed as part of what prosecutors allege was a “bloody crusade” against the United States. He sought revenge against America for what he said was the wonton killing of civilians in Iraq and Afghanistan. Tevlin was allegedly Brown’s fourth victim. Brown’s victims, with the exception of Tevlin, had a similar background: they were young,

Arrest warrant issued for
Santa Barbara tuberculosis patient
Los Angeles Times, by Veronica Rocha    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/22/2014 8:20:05 PM     Post Reply
Santa Barbara County officials issued an arrest warrant Friday for a 24-year-old man who stopped treatment for tuberculosis and who they say poses a public health risk. Agustin Zeferino, 24, received "extensive" information and medication for his illness, but he discontinued his treatment, public health officials said. He has not been seen for two weeks. Authorities checked his last known address but have not been able to locate him, said Susan Klein-Rothschild, a spokeswoman for the Santa Barbara County Health Department. If he does not continue his treatment, she said his lung condition could worsen, he could die or he

  


R_DBL_B
  

Report Details Hamas’ Responsibility
for Destruction of Gaza Strip
Washington Free Beacon, by Adam Kredo    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/22/2014 8:11:15 PM     Post Reply
A declassified intelligence report released by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) this week showed Hamas terrorists have been firing rockets at Israel from heavily populated civilian areas, including churches, United Nations facilities, Red Cross stations, hospitals, schools, children’s playgrounds, and a number of other areas. The report, which was declassified by the IDF earlier this week, includes previously unreleased statistics and military surveillance videos showing Hamas launching missiles from many of these civilian locations, which constitutes a war crime. New evidence is presented that Hamas used several United Nations schools run by the Relief Works Agency (UNRWA) as a base from which

There’s Very Little in the Michael
Brown Shooting Incident Report
Time Magazine, by Alex Altman    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/22/2014 8:03:54 PM     Post Reply
Nearly two weeks after Michael Brown’s death, a police report on the shooting has finally been made public. But the glaring lack of detail is likely to increase widespread criticism that the law-enforcement community is closing ranks around Darren Wilson, the officer who fatally shot Brown on Aug. 9. The incident report, filed by the St. Louis County police department, contains no new information on the encounter between Brown and Wilson. There are no written details about the event. As a result, the officer’s account of what transpired when the two men met just after noon on Aug. 9 remains a mystery.

Mexico launches new
police force to guard commerce
Washington Post, by Joshua Partlow & Gabriela Martinez    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/22/2014 7:58:14 PM     Post Reply
Mexico City - Mexican avocados, on their journey to guacamole bowls the world over, often first pass through cartel-controlled farmlands, where extortion can raise prices, drag down the economy and put farmers at risk. The same goes for limes from Michoacan, sorghum from Tamaulipas, shrimp from Sinaloa. Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto on Friday announced the inauguration of a new police unit intended to protect the production chain and take on other unorthodox assignments. Nieto said Friday that the new force will “serve and protect Mexicans in areas where it is needed, or where institutions are weak.”

Kiev, West slam Russian
aid convoy to east Ukraine
Agence France-Presse, by Sergei Venyavsky *    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/22/2014 7:45:00 PM     Post Reply
Izvaryne, Ukraine - The West rebuked Russia for sending scores of trucks Friday from a controversial aid convoy to east Ukraine´s rebel-held Lugansk in a move Kiev decried as an "invasion." The European Union and the United States demanded that Russia immediately withdraw the convoy, amid fears the cargo could shore up pro-Moscow rebels fighting Kiev´s forces. (Snip) Some 280 trucks from the Russian convoy had been waiting at the border with Ukraine for a week as Moscow pressed for the aid to urgently be delivered to civilians in areas that have come under Ukrainian shelling. Russian President Vladimir Putin said further delay

Milwaukee Sheriff David Clarke:
Eric Holder Needs to Apologize to Cops
National Review Online, by Andrew Johnson    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/22/2014 7:35:17 PM     Post Reply
Attorney general Eric Holder and Missouri Democratic leaders need to apologize to the law-enforcement community for impugning officers’ motives in light of the unrest in Ferguson, Mo., according to one prominent county sheriff. Milwaukee County sheriff David Clarke, who gained notoriety last year for encouraging gun ownership within his Wisconsin community, said Holder, Governor Jay Nixon, and Senator Claire McCaskill made the situation in Ferguson worse with their “irresponsible, inflammatory” comments about the city’s police force and its supposed problem with race relations.

  



WAR DRUMS: ISIS is ´rapidly developing
a method of blowing up a major US
city,´ senator warns as Hagel says
military must ´get ready´ for action
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/22/2014 7:30:59 PM     Post Reply
A U.S. senator warned on Thursday that ISIS, the militant terror group sweeping across Iraq, aims to destroy an American population center and is working on a plan to do it. ´They´re crazy out there and they´re rapidly developing a method of blowing up a major U.S. city and people just can´t believe that´s happening,´ Republican Sen. Jim Inhofe told the Fox-25 television in Oklahoma City. Inhofe, the ranking GOP member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, warned that leaders of ISIS ´are really bad terrorists. They´re so bad even al-Qaeda is afraid of them.´

After Holder visit, administration
sees progress in Ferguson
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Justin Sink    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 8/22/2014 7:29:38 PM     Post Reply
The White House is hopeful about the calmer mood in Ferguson, Mo., since Attorney General Eric Holder´s "worthwhile" trip to the site of protests over the police killing of an unarmed black teen, a spokesman said Friday. "It´s fair to say that we´ve been encouraged by what we´ve seen in the past few days," spokesman Eric Schultz told reporters traveling with the president on Martha´s Vineyard. (Snip) Earlier this week, President Obama dispatched Holder to the town to meet with community leaders and Department of Justice (DOJ) officials conducting a review of possible civil rights violations tied to the case. The president

Got milk? Get fingerprinted,
then shop, says Venezuelan president
Associated Press, by Hannah Dreier    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/22/2014 7:27:10 PM     Post Reply
Carcass, Venezuela - Venezuelans could soon have to scan their fingerprints to buy bread. President Nicolas Maduro says a mandatory fingerprinting system is being implemented at grocery stores to combat food shortages by keeping people from buying too much of a single item. He calls it an "anti-fraud system" like the fingerprint scan the country uses for voting. In announcing the plan late Wednesday, Maduro did not say when the system would take effect, but other administration officials suggested it could be in place by December or January. The move was met with skepticism. Critics said the new system is tantamount to rationing

White House says Foley beheading was
a ´terrorist attack´ as top Republican
insists Obama threaten ISIS with ´the
full capabilities of American might´
Daily Mail [UK], by David Martosko    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 8/22/2014 7:20:44 PM     Post Reply
The White House upped the ante Friday on the terrorist Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), declaring that the videotaped beheading of American photojournalist James Foley is ´a terrorist attack´--an admission that brought a stern ultimatum from a senior Republican in Congress. [Snip] ´That represents a terrorist attack against our country and against an American citizen.´ Michigan Rep. Mike Rogers, the Republican who chairs the powerful House Intelligence Committee, told MailOnline after the briefing that it´s time for President Barack Obama to get serious about eradicating ISIS--which half the American government refers to as ISIL--instead of merely keeping the

Administration Proposes New Health
Rules Addressing Religious Objections
New York Times, by Michael D. Shear    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 8/22/2014 7:18:17 PM     Post Reply
Edgartown, Mass. — The Obama administration on Friday proposed new regulations intended to address the religious objections that some nonprofit organizations and private companies have to providing contraceptive coverage for their employees. (Snip) On Friday, the administration proposed a rule, which would go into effect immediately, to address the concerns of nonprofit groups. Under the proposal, a religious college or other nonprofit group could inform the Department of Health and Human Services of its religious objections and the department would then contact insurance companies and arrange the birth control coverage at

Next 25 Articles

  


Home Page | Latest Posts | Links | Must Reads | Update Profile | RSS | Contribute | Register | Rules & FAQs
Privacy Policy | Search | Post | Contact | Logout | Forgot Password | Search Using Google



© 2014 Lucianne.com Media Inc.

NQ