Monday, December 28, 2015

On Christmas eve, in Piedras Negras, the border city of Coahuila, three decapitated bodies appeared, with their heads discovered in various public places of the city...

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3 decapitated bodies discovered in Piedras Negras 

Posted: 27 Dec 2015 10:41 AM PST

Lucio R. Borderland Beat Material from BB archives and El Rancherita

On Christmas eve, in Piedras Negras, the border city of Coahuila, three decapitated bodies appeared, with their heads discovered in various public places of the city.

According to Mayor Fernando Puron, this is another sign that the “monster is lurking”, and “organized crime is not gone from the city”.  Piedras shares a border with Eagle Pass Texas.

There are indications that the three victims were not involved with organized crime and may be innocents killed as props to generate fear and panic among the residents, who have become less fearful in the past year, the mayor agrees that this was the motive for the killings.  Using innocents as props is a practice used by cartels to send a message. It is also possible the killings were retaliation for working with police, while there is no proof to support that,  it is possible since the message could be read that way.  It is unusual however, to send a message of a specific threat without signing the message.

The consensus is however, that the killings were a scare tactic to create terror at a time the population has become relaxed and confident in security. It is not unusual that a Coahuila narco message warms against trusting or relying on GATES.

Victims are identified as; Cristian Alfred Ramos Moreno, 17 years old, resident of Colonia San Joaquin, Eliseo Ruiz Santos de 33, resident of colonia Doctores, Claudia Hernández Cárdenas  37, of  colonia Valle del Norte. The body of Eliseo had tattoos, one reading “Mexican” and another “Made in Mexico”.

The headless bodies were thrown on the grounds of Víctor M. Rueda sports park in colonia la Malvinas, the heads were found in the grounds of  Plaza de las Culturas,  and the baseball fields “Campos de Beisbol” of the macro plaza,  as well as the HEB shopping parking center.

A cartulina message was left with the victims, which roughly translates to:

“Continue believing in GATES, and this will happen to all that support them.  Think about things, before believing in them”

GATES, is the controversial Coahuila state  police group, created by former governor Humberto Moreira.  Rumors in Coahuila surfaced shortly after the group was created that instead of combating organized crime, they were protecting interests of Zetas and Moreira.  Moreira has long been chased by reports of being in collusion with Zetas and corruption.  He was forced to resign as federal chief of the PRI party.  His brother Ruben “Pelon” Moreira became governor after Humberto.

GATES has been accused by citizens of extrajudicial killings, kidnappings, extortions and citizens have forwarded proof to back up claims.  Ruben Moreira, the current governor of Coahuila, created an additional tactical group, Policia Estatal Acreditable, or simply “Aceditables”.  The group seemed to be successful for toning down violence in key cities along the border, but also has been accused of abuses against citizens, and side stepping laws and constitutional rights of people, including innocents.

The progressive socialist democrats continue to place students and teachers at risk of a mass shooting by prohibiting concealed firearms on school property. Unless there is an armed guard present, when and where needed, the progressive legislators have doomed you or your child to potential death or injury. ...

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Posted: 27 Dec 2015 11:54 AM PST

The progressive socialist democrats continue to place students and teachers at risk of a mass shooting by prohibiting concealed firearms on school property. Unless there is an armed guard present, when and where needed, the progressive legislators have doomed you or your child to potential death or injury.


It is almost as if they want to create larger victim pools in schools so as to pursue their anti-Second Amendment gun control agenda …

SB 707, Wolk. Firearms: gun-free school zone. 

Existing law, the Gun-Free School Zone Act of 1995, subject to exceptions, prohibits a person from possessing a firearm in a place that the person knows, or reasonably should know, is a school zone, unless with the written permission of certain school district officials. 
Existing law defines a school zone as an area on the grounds of a school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive, or within a distance of 1,000 feet of that school.
Existing law prohibits a person from bringing or possessing a firearm upon the grounds of a campus of a public or private university or college, or buildings owned or operated for student housing, teaching, research, or administration by a public or private university or college, that are contiguous or are clearly marked university property, as specified, unless with the written permission of specified university or college officials. Under existing law, a violation of these provisions is a felony, or, under specified circumstances, a misdemeanor.  
Under existing law, certain persons are exempt from both the school zone and the university prohibitions, including, among others, a person holding a valid license to carry a concealed firearm and a retired peace officer authorized to carry a concealed or loaded firearm.   

This bill would recast the provisions relating to a person holding a valid license to carry a concealed firearm to allow that person to carry a firearm in an area that is within 1,000 feet of, but not on the grounds of, a public or private school providing instruction in kindergarten or grades 1 to 12, inclusive.   

The bill would also delete the exemption that allows a person holding a valid license to carry a concealed firearm to bring or possess a firearm on the campus of a university or college.   

The bill would create an additional exemption from those prohibitions for certain appointed peace officers who are authorized to carry a firearm by their appointing agency, and an exemption for certain retired reserve peace officers who are authorized to carry a concealed or loaded firearm. 

By expanding the scope of an existing crime, the bill would create a state-mandated local program. 

Existing law, subject to exceptions, prohibits carrying ammunition or reloaded ammunition onto school grounds unless it is with the written permission of the school district superintendent, the superintendent's designee, or equivalent school authority.   

This bill would reorganize those exceptions.   

The bill would delete the exemption that allows a person to carry ammunition or reloaded ammunition onto school grounds if the person is licensed to carry a concealed firearm.   

The bill would also create an additional exception to that prohibition by authorizing a person to carry ammunition or reloaded ammunition onto school grounds if it is in a motor vehicle at all times and is within a locked container or within the locked trunk of the vehicle.

Effective January 1, 2016

Bottom line …

We know criminals and crazies, especially students who have been treated with psychotropic drugs, have little or no respect for the law, so why do we believe that anyone bent of harming teachers, students, or school staff would obey posted signs.

And, we have seen what crazed teachers and administrators with zero commonsense have done to little children who either drew something that looked like a gun or nibbled on a Pop-Tart until it looked like a gun.  Even making “finger guns” can get you expelled – while throwing gang signs appears to be a free speech issue. Unbelievable.

We need to remove the progressive socialist democrats from our critical institutions where they implement nonsensical laws that real criminals and crazies do not obey. Ditto for the progressives who continue to indoctrinate, instead of educate, our children.

-- steve

Dumb Idea of the Year Award, Does the U.S. Need the Minuteman? ...

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by Douglas Murray  •  December 28, 2015 at 5:00 am

  • Vadim Nikitim is the genius who last week proposed not only that we treat ISIS as a state, but that we grant ISIS diplomatic recognition.

  • Rather than realizing that the Soviet Union collapsed because of its economic system, Nikitim seems to think it fell apart because countries such as the US and UK recognized it diplomatically -- demonstrating that there is no better way to get the present wrong than by getting the past wrong.

  • The case of Saudi prince Saud bin Abdulaziz Bin Nasir might give the impression that you can rape and kill a manservant in a London hotel and get away with only the lightest of sentences.

  • Ambassadors from ISIS, on the other hand, will need to prove themselves somewhat, and first funnel many lucrative contracts our way before behaviour like this becomes acceptable.

  • Of course, there is always that pesky problem: What if militant Islam (or Iran) does not want to "forge a long (or short) peace" with us? Is there a Plan B?

It is that Dumb Idea of the Year Award time again, and among the many stellar contenders, one in particular stands out.

The diplomatic convention in Great Britain is that new ambassadors present themselves at the Court of St James. There they meet representatives of the monarch and are officially recognized as representing their state in the UK. So it would be interesting to consider even just the earliest ramifications of the British Independent newspaper contributor Vadim Nikitim getting his way. This is the genius who last week bypassed all those tedious arguments over whether or not ISIS constitutes a state, and proposed not only that we treat it as such but that it is also time to grant ISIS diplomatic recognition.

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Does the U.S. Need the Minuteman?

by Peter Huessy  •  December 28, 2015 at 4:00 am

  • It seems that the U.S., without a Minuteman missile force, would make it easy -- in fact tempting -- for an adversary such as Russia to take out the entire U.S. strategic nuclear force in one or a series of very limited first strikes.

  • Under Secretary Perry's proposal, the U.S. "target set" of nuclear submarines and bombers would consist of five military bases: three for bombers and two for submarines, and a handful of submarines at sea. From over 500 targets today, to fewer than 10. It would be as if the U.S. declared to its enemies, "Come and get us."

  • The elimination of the Minuteman missile force, recommended by Dr. Perry, would leave Russia with an alarming ratio -- nearly 200:1 -- of Russian warheads to American nuclear assets. This disparity could push the strategic nuclear balance toward heightened instabilities.

  • Another way to look at it is that the Minuteman would cost only 1/3 of 1% of the total current budget of the Department of Defense.

The U.S. nuclear "Triad" consists of nuclear warheads mounted on platforms based at sea, in the air and on land.

Former Secretary of Defense William Perry calls for the nuclear land based force of 450 Minuteman missiles to be eliminated. He says that the United States does not need the missiles for nuclear deterrence. He also says that, because of Russia's current reckless and cavalier attitude about the early use of Russian nuclear weapons, he worries that in a crisis, an American President might launch Minuteman missiles out of fear that Russia might preemptively launch a first strike against America's "vulnerable" missile silos.

Although the former Secretary of Defense is to be admired for his previous work on stealth technology, now part of the backbone of America's strategic nuclear bomber force[1], his recommendation on land-based missiles is, in fact, dangerous, wrong-headed and will lead to the very destabilizing relations with Russia he is hoping to avert.

There are five key reasons why his proposal makes little sense.

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Sunday, December 27, 2015

Sinaloa: Mexican Navy helicopter shot down...

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Sinaloa: Mexican Navy helicopter shot down

Posted: 26 Dec 2015 05:51 PM PST

Lucio R. Borderland Beat material from Reforma and RioDoce

While conducting patrols, Troops of the Ministry of the Navy of Mexico (Semar) who traveled by land and air were attacked by a group of armed men in the state of Sinaloa.

During the operation, in which they claimed four tons and a half of marijuana in bags and packaged ready for transport, the feds called in air support which resulted in a Navy helicopter (Marina/Semar) coming under attack and shot down.

The elements fired back in self-defense during the events and two assailants were killed, reported Semar.

The federal agency said the incident occurred yesterday near the ranchería Saco de Agua, Sinaloa.  

"The naval elements develop their operations in compliance with procedures established by the ‘Use of Force, Common Application to the Three Forces’,  and strict respect for human rights" said Semar.

During these actions "in the vicinity of the settlement" Six rifles, magazines and ammunition for the exclusive use of the Armed Forces " were found and seized.

Also, "about 4.5 tons of marijuana packed in bags and ready for transport", which was "destroyed on site by incineration".

The Real Threat to Palestinian Christians: Radical Islam ...ISIS Slaughtering Christians "In Their Beds"...

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The Real Threat to Palestinian Christians: Radical Islam

by Bassam Tawil  •  December 27, 2015 at 5:00 am

  • The Christians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip are no different from their brothers in Iraq, Syria, Egypt and Libya, who face a ruthless campaign of ethnic cleansing at the hands Islamist groups. Yet Palestinian Authority (PA) leaders want the world to blame only Israel for the predicament of Christians.

  • The PA's decision to cancel Christmas celebrations had nothing to do with Israel or the "intifada." It came after threats by Muslim extremists to target Christians and their holy sites.

  • On Christmas Day, Muslim Palestinians hurled stones at the car taking the head of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land to Bethlehem. It would not surprise anyone if next year the PA decides to cancel Christmas celebrations for "security reasons."

  • If, in the media and the international community, this strategy of turning a blind eye to the Muslim persecution of Christians continues, next year's Christmas in Bethlehem is sure to be an even less happy one.

Muslim Palestinians in the Bethlehem area, among them men dressed in Santa Claus costumes, hurl stones at Israeli soldiers while yelling "Allahu Akbar," on Dec. 18, 2015. (Image source: Anadolu Agency videoscreenshot)

This was not a happy Christmas for our Palestinian brothers in the West Bank who happen to be Christian. The Palestinian Christians have now become a tiny minority in Bethlehem. This year, they were just lucky that Christmas passed without a major terrorist attack or serious outbreaks of violence.

On Christmas day, Muslim Palestinians hurled stones at the car taking the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, Fouad Twal, to Bethlehem. Twal, head of the Catholic Church in the Holy Land, was fortunately not hurt in the attack. The stone-throwers, local residents said, were from a refugee camp near Bethlehem. They had apparently said they were opposed to holding any form of celebrations in Bethlehem -- on the pretext that there is no reason to celebrate while Palestinians are being killed by Israelis -- who, by the way, have merely been trying to stop Palestinians from killing them.

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ISIS Slaughtering Christians "In Their Beds"
Muslim Persecution of Christians, October 2015

by Raymond Ibrahim  •  December 27, 2015 at 4:00 am

  • "People are even killed inside the camps, and the refugees are afraid to say if they saw somebody get killed. ... they're buying and selling ladies and even girls."— Former ISIS operative.

  • "We will not stop hunting Christians and burning churches. Christians are Allah's enemies!" — Extremist Islamic leaders, Indonesia.

  • "My family members and I have been marked for death, and everyone in the community denied ever knowing my family or me..." — A convert to Christianity, Nigeria.

  • "In Bangladesh, Christians are a weak minority and this is why Muslims are attacking us." — Nirmal Rozario, general secretary of the Bangladesh Christian Association.

Islamic State jihadists execute three Assyrian Christian men in Syria, on September 23, 2015.

Teams of trained killers disguised as refugees were sent by the Islamic State (IS) into U.N. refugee camps to kill Christians, including "in their beds," and to kidnap young girls to sell or use as slaves. This was revealed on October 24, according to a report, soon after an IS operative "got cold feet and renounced jihad after witnessing Christians helping out other refugees within the camp. He then revealed that he had been sent with an Islamist hit squad to eliminate Christians as part of the hate group's ideological drive to wipe the religion off the map." The report also quoted an aid worker saying:

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Saturday, December 26, 2015

Jihad: "All the Fault of the West!"...

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Jihad: "All the Fault of the West!"

by Lars Hedegaard  •  December 26, 2015 at 5:00 am

  • As long as we in the West are not prepared to take Muslims at their word when they claim to be waging bloody jihad because it is their religious obligation, we have no chance of repelling the current onslaught on the West.

  • First to go will be the welfare states. Shrinking native populations cannot generate enough taxes to accommodate masses of immigrants with so few skills as to be effectively unemployable, or who do not want to contribute to "infidel" societies. Well before mid-century, the number of Muslims in Denmark will be large enough irreversibly to have changed the composition and character of the country.

  • In the United States, a House of Representatives bill, H. Res. 569, has been sponsored that would censor one of the few countries left with freedom of speech. The bill, in accordance with the 10-year plan of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), would criminalize all criticism of Islam, worldwide.

  • Will Muslim non-integration spell the end of the secular state as we have known it? Probably. Religion – or more accurately, Islamic ideology, which knows no distinction between religion and politics – is on the ascendant.

Thousands of migrants cross illegally into Slovenia on foot, in this screenshot from YouTube video filmed in October 2015.

It was not supposed to have happened this way. In 1995 a number of EU member states signed the Schengen Agreement, integrated into European Union law in 1999. The signatory powers promised to abandon their internal border protection in exchange for a promise by the EU authorities that they would police Europe's external borders. Then the EU authorities, while demanding that the Schengen states keep their borders open, spectacularly failed to honor their part of the agreement. There can be little doubt that the EU packed up, walked out and left its populations to their own devices.

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Wednesday, December 23, 2015

Monterrey: 300 kilos of cocaine seized, likely belonging to Cartel del Norte (Zetas) ...

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Monterrey: 300 kilos of cocaine seized, likely belonging to Cartel del Norte (Zetas)

Posted: 22 Dec 2015 04:54 PM PST

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The Coming Storm: After the seizure of more than 300 kilos of cocaine last weekend, clouds of violence loom ahead. Authorities do not rule out, that this blow to the cartel will provoke retaliation

Last weekend in a joint operation, elements of BOM, seized  330 kilograms of cocaine in a warehouse located in the Colonia New Morelos, Monterrey.

The blow to the cartel who lost the drug cache, could open the door to a new phase of violence in the city.

Each of the 279 packages seized drug is traded on the black market for apx $20,000, (dollars)  so it is estimated that the cargo would be worth  $ 5.5 million.

The million dollar loss for the cartel could cause a storm of retaliation. So the authorities do not rule out "uprisings" and executions of members of the same organization or rivals who leaked information of the drug location  to the authorities.
A federal source revealed that those who could pay for the loss of the cargo, would be those responsible for caring for the drug, the spies (Halcones) assigned to monitor the area.

"Maybe not immediately,  but people will turn up dead,  this is a huge hit which was lost," said an informant. "Someone will have to pay".

In the seizure, held through a joint operation between the Department of Defense personnel, PGR, the Criminal Investigation Agency (CIA) and the Attorney General of the State of Nuevo Leon, also seized at the warehouse,  rifles, handguns ; over 600 cartridges of various calibers; 23 magazines and four vehicles.

The state prosecutor, Roberto Flores, said at a press conference that among the weapons was a grenade launcher.

Meanwhile, a source of “high military rank”, revealed that because of  the area where the drug was seized it could be linked to the Cartel del Norte (Los Zetas).

"What is known is that Los Zetas no longer identify as such, now they call themselves  Cártel del Norte, and operate throughout northern Monterrey," the military informant.

Last weekend’s seizure is the second greatest in Nuevo Leon  history.  The largest seizure of cocaine in N.L. was on April 2, 1999, when federal agents confiscated 1,072 kilos in Galeana.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

The United States and Islam: What Is Going On?

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The United States and Islam: What Is Going On?

by Amir Taheri  •  December 22, 2015 at 5:00 am

  • The irony is that no major power in recent history has gone out of its way as has the United States to help, respect, please and, yes, appease Islam. And, yet, no other nation has been a victim of vilification, demonization, and violence on the part of the Islamists as has the U.S.

  • The politically correct crowd has turned Islam into a new taboo. They brand any criticism of Islam as racist, ethnocentrist or simply vile, all crammed together in the new category of "Islamophobia." Is it Islamophobia to question a religion whose Middle East leaders often preach "Death to America" and hatred for Western values?

  • More prevalent than Islamophobia is Islamophilia, as leftists treat Muslims as children whose feathers should not be ruffled. The Islamophilia crowd invites Americans and Europeans to sacrifice part of their own freedom in atonement of largely imaginary sins against Muslims in the colonial and imperialist era.

  • Many Muslims resent the kind of flattery that takes them for idiots at a time that Islam and Muslims badly need to be criticized. The world needs to wake up and ask: What is going on?

After the San Bernardino massacre carried out by jihadists Syed Farook (right) and Tashfeen Malik (left), the perennial debate about "why do they hate us" is on with more intensity than ever since 9/11.

With Americans still trying to absorb the shock of San Bernardino massacre, the perennial debate about "why do they hate us" is on with more intensity than ever since 9/11. The irony is that no major power in recent history has gone out of its way as has the United States to help, respect, please and, yes, appease Islam. And, yet, no other nation has been a victim of vilification, demonization, and violence on the part of the Islamists as has the U.S.

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Monday, December 21, 2015

Renew America Newsletter ...

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December 21, 2015
JOSEPH FARAH — Barack Obama is concerned that you, dear Americans, might "turn on Islam." Imagine that. Muslim terrorists have been killing Americans with regularity going back to the 1993 World Trade Center bombing, continuing through 9/11, the Boston Massacre, Fort Hood, the Beltway Sniper, San Bernardino and many other attacks in between... (more)

December 21, 2015
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — There are 107 jihadists remaining at Guantanamo Bay. President Obama sees that as a huge problem and, for once, I agree with him. But there the agreement ends. The president is hell bent on shuttering the detention camp. I think the problem is that there are only 107 detainees... (more)

December 21, 2015
WASHINGTON TIMES — The Obama administration is blocking The Washington Times from obtaining detailed information about Syria's extensive chemical weapons arsenal, which was used to kill thousands of innocents and changed the course of the country's savage 4-year-old civil war... (more)

December 21, 2015
CLIFF KINCAID — Donald Trump has hired an attractive young woman to spin the news in his favor. But it's a difficult job, especially when a cold-blooded killer endorses your candidate. On CNN on Thursday night, Katrina Pierson attempted to soften the impact of the Russian president's endorsement of -- or high praise for -- Trump for U.S. president... (more)

December 21, 2015
ROBERT KNIGHT — The Clintons and their cronies have an amazing track record for surviving scandal, but it's being tested mightily in Chicago. Mayor Rahm Emanuel, a longtime Clinton ally, is facing an insurrection over his handling of a white police officer's shooting of a 17-year-old black youth on Oct. 20, 2014... (more)

December 21, 2015
BILL FEDERER — Amazing grace! How sweet the sound, That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see.... (more)

December 20, 2015
GATEWAY PUNDIT — We Were Warned--Harry Reid threw his support behind Paul Ryan for Speaker back in October. In July 2013 Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) spoke with a Hispanic audience about his intention to push immigration reform in the House of Representatives.... (more)

December 20, 2015
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — Precious were the recriminations after the first Democratic presidential debate. Putative nominee Hillary Clinton, amid what is more a coronation than a contest, had proudly boasted of making the Republicans her "enemy."... (more)

December 20, 2015
NEWSMAX — Texas Sen. Ted Cruz will air an ad in Iowa markets during this week's episode of "Saturday Night Live" made to look like one of the show's own parody commercials. Cruz, who is leading some Iowa polls in the GOP presidential race, makes reference to the time he read Dr. Seuss' "Green Eggs and Ham" from the Senate floor during a filibuster.... (more)

December 19, 2015
NEWSMAX — Angry Republican lawmakers and conservatives are howling about the massive spending bill signed into law Friday -- slamming the party's leadership for pushing through a "bad deal" that'll only anger voters "fed up with the Washington cartel."... (more)

December 19, 2015
LEO HOHMANN — Congress's passage Friday of a $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill may be good for the government workers, avoiding a much feared shutdown. But it will not be good for construction workers, or truckers, or hotel-motel maids.... (more)

December 19, 2015
WORLDNETDAILY — The $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill sailed through the House on Friday by a vote of 316-113. Ninety-five Republicans split with House GOP leadership to vote against the spending bill. Another 150 Republicans supported it, while just 18 Democrats opposed it.... (more)

December 19, 2015
POLITICO — A civil war erupted within the Democratic Party on Friday after news that Bernie Sanders' campaign took advantage of a technological glitch to access, search and save one of Hillary Clinton's most valuable campaign assets -- her voter files.... (more)

December 19, 2015
MICHELLE MALKIN — Political analysis of the Las Vegas debate immigration dust-up between Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio is missing a key ingredient: the money factor.... (more)

December 19, 2015
WORLDNETDAILY — A Boston state court issued a "first of its kind" ruling in an attempt to force a Catholic school to hire a homosexual man. Superior Court Associate Justice Douglas Wilkins' decision on Wednesday orders Fontbonne Academy, a Catholic girls school, to hire a "gay" man.... (more)

December 19, 2015
DAILY CALLER — The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's reliance on poorly-sited weather stations to calculate surface temperatures is inflating the warming trend of the U.S. and maybe even the rest of the world, according to a landmark study looking at three decades of data.... (more)

December 18, 2015
RUSH LIMBAUGH — The country was just sold down the river again by your very Republican Party. I have a headline here from the Washington Times: "White House Declares Total Victory Over GOP in Budget Battle." That headline's a misnomer. There was never a battle. None of this was opposed.... (more)

December 18, 2015
GREG COROMBOS — The Republican-controlled Congress appears poised to approve a $1.1 trillion omnibus bill to fund the government through the fiscal year that Democrats say is a big win for their agenda and that will pass with a majority of Democratic votes.... (more)

December 18, 2015
JOSEPH FARAH — Talk about being politically tone deaf. It appears the Republican Congress hasn't learned anything about grass-roots anger sweeping across the America over the way their elected officials in Washington have appeased, enabled and funded Barack Obama's grotesquely unconstitutional policies since the GOP won the House in 2010.... (more)

December 18, 2015
WASHINGTON TIMES — The White House gloated Thursday that President Obama triumphed over Republican majorities on virtually all of his priorities in 2015, from a climate change pact to the Iran nuclear deal -- most of which were accomplished by sidestepping Congress.... (more)

December 18, 2015
NEWSMAX — The Islamic State's horrifying threat to execute all disabled kids came as a sickening sucker punch to Sarah Palin. The former Alaska governor and GOP lightning rod is the mother of a seven-year-old boy who was born with Down Syndrome.... (more)

December 18, 2015
F. MICHAEL MALOOF — Ignoring members of a Muslim-reform movement, the White House invited an executive of the Council on American-Islamic Relations to a little-noticed meeting, even though CAIR has been very public in representing family members of the alleged shooters in the San Bernardino terror attack and was founded as a front group for the Muslim Brotherhood, an expert says.... (more)

December 18, 2015
WORLDNETDAILY — A federal judge in Washington, D.C., ruled Thursday that the Council on American-Islamic Relations -- a group founded by the Muslim Brotherhood in the U.S. -- has no legal basis to claim its reputation was damaged by an undercover investigation documenting its ties to global jihad.... (more)

December 18, 2015
BILL FEDERER — Charles Wesley wrote "Hark! The Herald Angels Sing." He was the 18th child of Rev. Samuel and Susanna Wesley, born Dec. 18, 1707, in Epworth, England. Susanna Wesley homeschooled all her 19 children, giving them a classical education which included them learning Latin and Greek.... (more)

December 18, 2015
ANDREW C. MCCARTHY — The chilling thing about the hung jury that resulted in a mistrial for Officer William G. Porter, the first Baltimore cop to stand trial on charges arising out of the death of Freddie Gray, is that it was a hung jury.... (more)