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Saturday, July 04, 2015



Dogton Abbey

House Cats of
Hudson County

The Grand
Budapets Hotel

[Video] Americans Don’t Know Why We Celebrate
4th of July

If the Gen Y or Millennials don't know, blame their
schools and then yourself.
George Takei Apologizes For Calling Justice Thomas
“A Clown In Blackface”

"Don't call me Tiny." -- Sulu (Star Trek III)
NASCAR tracks unite, ask fans not to fly Confederate flag
That probably won't work.
Hispanic leaders want GOP field to condemn
Trump´s ´idiocy´

The cry should be "Remember Kathryn Steinle!".
(h/t "turninggrey").
Clinton Says She Takes a ´Backseat to No One´
Among Liberals

There's a whiff of flop sweat in a statement like that.
U.S. stockpiles powerful bunker- buster bombs in case
Iran nuclear talks fail

The real question is, will we be bombing Iran before or
after they get their Nukes?
Obama Admin Knew Al-Qaeda Was Planning
Attack in Benghazi 10 Days In Advance

Not quite the video story originally sold to us.
Must Read Archive [Last 60 Days]

God bless you. God bless our exceptional country. Your LComStaff

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Obama: Malia´s birthday
makes July 4 ´extra fun´
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 7/4/2015 9:25:21 AM     Post Reply
President Obama´s weekly remarks Happy Fourth of July, everybody. Like many of you, Michelle, Sasha, Malia, and I are going to spend the day outdoors, grilling burgers and dogs, and watching the fireworks with our family and friends. It’s also Malia’s birthday, which always makes the Fourth extra fun for us. As always, we’ve invited some very special guests to our backyard barbecue.

PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 7/4/2015 9:22:43 AM     Post Reply
A picture doing the rounds of Facebook shows a picture of Supreme Court justice Clarence Thomas and actor George Takei, who called Thomas “a clown in blackface” for dissenting with the majority decision on gay marriage. The caption says: “Thomas votes for the party that freed his ancestors. Takei votes for the party that put him, personally, in an internment camp.” The irony comes from the fact that there is often something more powerful than experience. That impulse is the need to belong. Intern me, only let me belong. The Hill has an article showing Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders drawing

GOP: Ex-CIA agent warns U.S. enemies
won’t abandon pursuit of nukes
Investor´s Business Daily, by Andrew Malcolm    Original Article
Posted By: SurferLad- 7/4/2015 9:14:45 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Will Hurd gives the Republican Party´s Weekly Remarks Hello, I’m Will Hurd, and I’m proud to represent the 23rd District of Texas in Congress. I hope you and your family are having a great Independence Day weekend. [Snip] Of course, we’re fortunate to live here in the United States of America, a country where you can work hard and be anything you want to be. Growing up in San Antonio, my parents instilled that lesson in me at an early age, along with the values of honesty and service to a greater good. Before the people of Texas sent



Random killing Trumps San Francisco´s
sanctuary city policy
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 7/4/2015 9:13:53 AM     Post Reply
The horrific murder of a pretty young woman by an illegal alien at a prime tourist location in San Francisco is validating the argument of Donald Trump on the influx of violent criminals, and causing at least some local media reflection in arguably the nation’s most politically correct city. (snip) News crews from two television stations were robbed of cameras Thursday morning, and a camera operator was pistol-whipped by a man in a ski mask, as they reported on a homicide at Pier 14 in San Francisco. The mugging — the latest in the Bay Area to target television crews —

Parents Of Newly Appointed ABT
Principal Stella Abrera Recall Ballerina’s
Beginnings At Pasadena Dance Theatre
CBSLosAngeles, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 7/4/2015 8:50:57 AM     Post Reply
PASADENA — You may have heard Misty Copeland recently became the first African-American principal dancer with American Ballet Theatre, but she’s not the company’s only dancer making history. Stella Abrera, a Filipino-American woman from South Pasadena, was also awarded the promotion.CBS2/KCAL9’s Adrianna Weingold spoke with her parents about the achievement, telling her that at 4, Stella had her heart set on ballet. Her mother, Aurora Abrera, enrolled her in the Pasadena Dance Theatre, just down the hill from their home. Stella’s four older siblings were grown and out of the house. Her father, Jack, is an engineer and took the

Health Insurance Companies Seek
Big Rate Increases for 2016
New York Times, by Robert Pear    Original Article
Posted By: Piercentire- 7/4/2015 8:31:42 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Health insurance companies around the country are seeking rate increases of 20 percent to 40 percent or more, saying their new customers under the Affordable Care Act turned out to be sicker than expected. Federal officials say they are determined to see that the requests are scaled back. Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans — market leaders in many states — are seeking rate increases that average 23 percent in Illinois, 25 percent in North Carolina, 31 percent in Oklahoma, 36 percent in Tennessee and 54 percent in Minnesota, according to documents posted online by the federal government

The Absolute Moron’s Guide
to the Greek Debt Crisis
New York Magazine, by Margaret Hartmann    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 7/4/2015 8:28:11 AM     Post Reply
It´s been three years since we brought you our last Moron´s Guide to the Euro Crisis, and it continues to be a thing you should probably know about. You may think you´ve got it covered: the Greek economy is in trouble again, people are lining up at ATMs, and something bad is about to go down at Euro Disney. But trust us, if you get cornered by your uncle who works in finance while you´re reloading on macaroni salad at your Fourth of July party, you´re going to want to have a better understanding of Greece´s debt crisis, and what



Greece’s Debt Burden:
The Truth Finally Emerges
The New Yorker, by John Cassidy    Original Article
Posted By: Honeybadger- 7/4/2015 8:15:52 AM     Post Reply
Prime Minister Tsipras argues that a “No” vote on the question of whether to accept Greece’s creditors’ latest offer would strengthen his hand in negotiations to secure a new bailout.Just when you thought that the Greece saga had run out of plot twists, another one emerged on Thursday—and it was an important one. A few days before a referendum that will probably decide the fate of Greece’s Syriza government, one of the country’s creditors, the International Monetary Fund, came out and acknowledged that the stricken country is unlikely to recover until a good portion of its huge debt load is

ObamaCare win turns up heat on
GOP presidential field
The Hill, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 7/4/2015 8:06:54 AM     Post Reply
ObamaCare´s victory at the Supreme Court is putting new pressure on Republican presidential candidates to map out a replacement to the healthcare law — a task that has eluded the party for more than five years. With President Obama’s law twice affirmed by the nation’s high court, congressional Republicans now say a victory in 2016 is their best chance to tear down the statute and replace it with a GOP-favored alternative. “I definitely think there will be pressure on these guys to put something out there,” said Lanhee Chen, the policy director for Mitt Romney’s 2012 presidential campaign. “They will need to

Why Two? The Question Gay
Activists Can´t Answer
Townhall, by Michael Brown    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 7/4/2015 7:43:33 AM     Post Reply
If marriage is not the union of a man and a woman, then why should it be limited to two people (or, for that matter, require two people)? Why can’t it be one or three or five? What makes the number “two” so special if it doesn’t refer to the union of a male and a female?I have asked this question for years in various settings, from a campus debate with a professor to social media and from my radio show to writing, and I have not yet received a single cogent answer, since no cogent answer exists. If “love is

Despair and Anger as Puerto Ricans
Cope With Debt Crisis
New York Times, by Lizette Alverez    Original Article
Posted By: Flyright- 7/4/2015 7:28:03 AM     Post Reply
SAN JUAN, P.R. — It’s the lunch hour at Baker’s Bakery, a fixture in Río Piedras, one of Puerto Rico’s oldest neighborhoods, but the bustle at the counter is long gone. The front door opens and shuts only a few times an hour as customers, holding tighter than ever to their money, judiciously pick up some sugar-sprinkled pastries and a café con leche. On the first day of the new sales tax, which jumped to 11.5 percent from 7 percent, the government’s latest rummage for more revenue, Puerto Rico’s malaise was unmistakable. “People don’t even answer you when you tell them, ‘Buenos



Malia is just one of the ´Girls´:
First daughter is spotted on set
of Lena Dunham´s hit TV show in
Brooklyn after landing her second
showbiz internship
Daily Mail (UK), by Anneta Konstantinides    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/4/2015 5:33:26 AM     Post Reply
Her father´s time in the White House is nearing an end, but Malia Obama´s career in Hollywood seems to be just getting off the ground. Malia was spotted on the set of Girls on Thursday and reportedly has landed a summer internship with Lena Dunham´s critically-acclaimed HBO show, TMZ revealed. The soon-to-be 17-year-old, whose birthday is on Saturday, was seen at the Aurora Ristorante in Brooklyn, Complex reported. Scroll down for video -This is the second showbiz gig Malia can add to her growing resume. Last summer the teenager worked as a production assistant for Halle Berry´s CBS show Extant,

Iranian FM believes nuke deal
could lead to joint fight
against extremism
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/4/2015 5:24:55 AM     Post Reply
Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif urged world powers in a video message Friday to stop the “coercion and pressure” at the nuclear talks, suggesting a favorable agreement could open the door to cooperation on fighting extremism in the Middle East. Though Zarif didn’t mention the U.S. by name, the seemingly bilateral talks between the two sides make his words clearly directed at the Americans, who have been the primary drivers of the crippling economic sanctions on Iran over its nuclear program. Any deal would result in an end to the sanctions, but with the July 7 deadline approaching, talks remain

The Value-Driven Conservatism of July 4
American Thinker, by Bruce Walker    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/4/2015 4:05:42 AM     Post Reply
The Fourth of July is the perfect time for conservatives to recall that we hold to our positions – or at least that we should hold to them – not because conservative principles will help the economy or make us safer or cause government to operate more effectively. Markets do produce prosperity in ways that statism does not – but Adam Smith, who pioneered this notion, did not publish his Wealth of Nations until after our Declaration of Independence. It is a happy byproduct of our love of liberty that liberty helps create wealth, but the men who signed the Declaration

America: Shining City upon a Hill
American Thinker, by Noel Williams    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/4/2015 4:00:30 AM     Post Reply
Amid foreign and domestic policy conundrums, President Obama recently found solace in overseas popularity polls showing America is viewed more favorably than under his predecessor. A pyrrhic victory, reflecting foreigners’ umbrage in American exceptionalism -- they’d rather we’d be one of the club, leading from behind, if at all. But we almost can’t help it. We gained our independence from the British along with a large dose of exceptionalism. Indeed, in his inspirational “City upon a Hill” sermon in 1630, Puritan minister John Winthrop exhorted future Massachusetts Bay colonists that their new community would be “as a city upon a hill,”



Video: Hillsdale College choir
sings America the Beautiful
Hot Air, by Ed Morrissey    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 7/4/2015 3:49:43 AM     Post Reply
Consider this the palate cleanser of all palate cleansers after a week in which millions confused government diktats for liberty. Our friends at Hillsdale College offer this stirring and lovely version of America the Beautiful from the Hillsdale College Choir, in an inspirational video released this week. The song, first written as a poem 102 years ago, often comes up as a possible replacement for the Star Spangled Banner as the national anthem, and occasionally gets sung in its place at public events. The poem/lyrics present America as an aspirational nation, one striving to be, as Ronald Reagan put it,

Marco Rubio Jumps In
With MSM: Donald Trump
‘Offensive,’ ‘Divisive,’ Unserious
Breitbart Big Government, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/4/2015 2:49:38 AM     Post Reply
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) released a statement Friday night attacking rival Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump for a statement made during his campaign announcement speech 16 days ago. Rubio’s statement reads: Trump’s comments are not just offensive and inaccurate, but also divisive. Our next president needs to be someone who brings Americans together – not someone who continues to divide. Our broken immigration system is something that needs to be solved, and comments like this move us further from – not closer to – a solution. We need leaders who offer serious solutions to secure our border and fix our

Republicans look to deliver
blow against ObamaCare tax
Fox News, by Kelley Beaucar Vlahos    Original Article
Posted By: Lalo- 7/4/2015 2:35:30 AM     Post Reply
Despite the recent Supreme Court ruling upholding ObamaCare subsidies, opponents of the law remain poised to strike a key blow against another component of the health care overhaul in a matter of months. Republicans, with help from Democrats, have gained momentum in their long-running effort to repeal the law´s controversial 2.3 percent excise tax on medical devices. The House voted 280-140 to nix the tax, which went into effect in 2013, in June; the debate heads next to the Senate. While Republicans have tried dozens of times to unravel

A Conservative Firebrand From The
Start, Ted Cruz Always Had A Plan
National Public Radio, by Alisa Chang    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/4/2015 2:32:08 AM     Post Reply
This story is part of NPR´s series Journey Home. We´re going to the places presidential candidates call home and finding out what those places tell us about how they see the world. Boldness comes more naturally to Ted Cruz than compromise. Barely through his first year in the Senate, the Texas Republican bucked his party leaders and became the public face of a government shutdown while standing up for conservative ideals. Rewind three decades back, and you´d find Cruz selling a similar message as a teenager in Houston. You could say Cruz ran with a gang in high school. Their

The government wants you to
grill fruit for the Fourth of July
Washington Examiner, by Pete Kasperowicz    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/4/2015 2:12:32 AM     Post Reply
Forget hamburgers and hotdogs — the U.S. Department of Agriculture is pushing people to grill up pineapple slices, peaches, nectarines and other fruit for their big July 4th feast. "Throw some grilled pineapple on the grill & get ready to enjoy nature´s candy," USDA´s "MyPlate" website tweeted out this week. If pineapples aren´t your thing, you can try other fruit. "For something sweet, toss halved peaches or nectarines on the grill and sprinkle with cinnamon," USDA suggested. If you don´t want to mess with big, sloppy pieces of fruit, you can cut them into smaller pieces. "Try grilled fruit kabobs!"


Ted Cruz: Media can´t
wait to ´filet´ conservatives
Washington Examiner, by Barbara Boland    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/4/2015 2:06:29 AM     Post Reply
The "mainstream media...are partisans" who protect Barack Obama and "are ready for Hillary," Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, said in an interview with Glenn Beck Thursday where he criticized Republicans for wanting reporters "to like them." For conservatives, there is no such thing as a "nice" reporter, argued Cruz. "You see Republicans, when they are interviewed by left-wing reporters, and they get afraid, they want them to like them," Cruz said. "They are not going to like us, they hate us!" One day a young staffer described a reporter to Cruz as "really, really nice." "You know what? No, she´s not," said Cruz passionately. "She

Under fire for comments, Trump
weighs in on California shooting
Reuters, by Ellen Wulfhorst    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/4/2015 1:59:04 AM     Post Reply
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A random fatal shooting in San Francisco, allegedly by an immigrant, proves the United States must tighten its borders, according to a statement on Friday by U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump, who is facing heavy criticism for his comments about Mexicans. Kathryn Steinle, 32, was fatally shot as she walked with her father along the popular Embarcadero pier on Wednesday in what San Francisco police described as an apparent random attack. Francisco Sanchez, 45, was quickly arrested nearby. He is on probation from Texas, police said. He has a long criminal history and has been deported to Mexico five

George Washington Defeated
British Against All Odds
Investor´s Business Daily, by Scott S. Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/4/2015 1:23:15 AM     Post Reply
George Washington had only a few decisive battlefield victories. But he soared as a strategist. "Strategic military planning starts with a clear vision of desired goals, to achieve the reasons for which a nation goes to war," Dave Palmer, author of "George Washington´s Military Genius," told IBD. "Strategists must consider key factors influencing operations, such as tactics, weapons, geography and the quality of their forces. But the foremost factor is a full consideration of the enemy — his aims, strengths, weaknesses and capabilities. Perhaps the best example of strategic military leadership in American history is Washington." Palmer, a retired Army three-star

Declaration Signers Faced
Risk But Forged On
Investor´s Business Daily, by Sonja Carberry    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 7/4/2015 1:13:51 AM     Post Reply
Far from ceremonial, signing the Declaration of Independence in 1776 was a radical act. The dangers that the document´s 56 signers faced as they stood against tyranny: • Staying steps ahead. Lawyer Thomas McKean felt that the British had "no right to regulate American affairs in any way," he said. Being an outspoken advocate of independence put McKean and his loved ones at risk. In 1777, he wrote to friend and future President John Adams that he´d been "hunted like a fox by the enemy, compelled to remove my family five times in three months, and at last fixed them in a little

50% of Republican and conservative
voters believe states have right
to ignore federal court rulings
Washington Times, by Jennifer Harper    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 7/3/2015 11:27:56 PM     Post Reply
Likely Americans voters are warming to the idea that individual states should have the right to turn their backs on the federal courts in the wake of recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings on Obamacare and gay marriage. A third of likely U.S. voters now believe that states should have the right to ignore federal court rulings if their elected officials agree with them according to a Rasmussen Reports survey released Friday. There’s a partisan divide: 50 percent of GOP voters now believe states should have the right to ignore the federal court rulings, compared to 22 percent of Democrats and

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