Wednesday, 31 July 2013

Can you pass a 8th Grade 1912 Test? Maybe not...

The Daily Mail published this and what a story.  Just take a look at some of the questions that 8th graders had to answer around the turn of the century - Kentucky 8th graders no less!  Some of the questions look like they would stump College Students today!  What do you think - were children smarter 100 years ago?

Could you pass this test? A general examination to test eighth grade students in Kentucky's Bullitt County school system in 1912 has stumped some modern adults and ignited a debate over the intelligence of children today

Testing memory: The arithmetic, geography, civil government, physiology, grammar and history questions range from 'What is a personal pronoun?' to 'Who first discovered Lawrence River?' and 'Define Cerebrum'

Eighth grade equivalent to university? Comparatively, the number of children aged 15 to 17 attending school in 1910 was just 268 children, out of a possible 523

Anthony Weiner: "Quit isn't the way we roll in New York City"

New York City Mayoral candidate and fmr. rep. Anthony Weiner says he won't quit the race in a new campaign video.

Weiner: Quit isn't the way we roll in New York City

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Full Video: Rush Limbaugh goes On The Record with Greta Van Susteren

Radio Host Rush Limbaugh joined Greta Van Susteren for the full hour Tuesday night, and Limbaugh spent the first segment of the program bashing President Obama, sharing the "Limbaugh Theorem"  for how the president governs, and taking the "slavish media" to task for not holding him accountable. He also had some choice words for Republicans capitulating too much to the Democratic agenda.

Rush Limbaugh on Greta FULL Wide-Ranging Interview 

Mark Levin on The Neil Cavuto Show "Phony Scandals and More"

Talk Show Host Mark Levin Weighs In On Christ Christy & Rand Paul - Benghazi & Obama. President  Obama's Use Of Term "Phony Scandals" Enters Second Week - Mark Levin On Cavuto
Pres Obama's Use Of Term "Phony Scandals" Enters 2nd Week - Mark Levin On Cavuto

Video: Quick and Simple Life Hacks

Interesting Got 2 Minutes?

1. Need to fit 2 bowls in the microwave but there is no room? Place one bowl on top of a coffee mug and the other on the bottom this will allow you to fit both in at the same time.

2. Is your SD card stuck in lock mode? Grab a small piece of tape and wrap it around lock area and it's business as usual.

3. If you ever lose your flash drive or sd card always name the drive your phone number so whoever finds can give you a call.

4. Use Glass Cleaner to kill flys without needing a swatter.

5. Make a Tablet stand using 2 hangers and a cardboard tube!

6. Use your Sunglasses as a stand for your smart phone.

7. Make a secret compartment that looks like a picture frame by using an old VHS tape holder.

Quick and Simple Life Hacks

TPM Update: O'Reilly Lauds 'Courageous' Don Lemon, Savages 'Race Hustler' Sharpton For Attacking Him:

Talking Points Memo Update.  We've been all over this on CC. Last night Fox News' Bill O'Reilly Lauds 'Courageous' Don Lemon, Savages 'Race Hustler' Al Sharpton For Attacking Him:

O'Reilly Lauds 'Courageous' Don Lemon, Savages 'Race Hustler' Sharpton For Attacking Him:

Monday, 29 July 2013

Don Lemon defends his "controversial" comments on The View:

Don Lemon Defends 'Controversial' Comments On The View: 'That's Advice My Mother Gave Me In Kindergarten'
'That's Advice My Mother gameme in Kindergarten'

Hikers capture video of mysterious 'Bigfoot' in Canada

This has gone viral. Hikers capture video of mysterious 'Bigfoot' in Canada

Hikers capture video of mysterious 'Bigfoot' in Canada

Chris Wallace Destroys Jack Lew Over IRS Scandal: 'Where's The Investigation"

Fox News Chris Wallace went after Treasury Secretary Jack Lew over the investigation—or lack thereof, in Wallace's estimation—of alleged targeting by the IRS of conservative 501(c)(4) groups.

The IRS scandal—which had receded in recent weeks after an audit by the Inspector General revealed progressive groups were scrutinized in addition to conservative organizations, and produced no evidence linking the behavior to a political appointee—was revived this week when President Barack Obama's invoked "phony scandals" in his speech in Galesburg, Illinois.

Chris Wallace Destroys Jack Lew Over IRS Scandal: 'Where's The Investigation'?

STILL ROCKING! Happy 70th Birthday Mick Jagger!!

Wow! Who would have predicted this.  The Rolling Stones has been together for 50 years and lead singer Mick Jagger just turned 70.  Happy Birthday Mick!

Happy 70th Birthday Mick Jagger!!

Sunday, 28 July 2013

Full Video: The Pope at Rio - Mass and Angelus for the World Youth Day:

Pope Francis celebrates the Holy Mass with the young people from all over the world taking part in the WYD at the Copacabana (Rio, Brazil)

The Pope at Rio - Mass and Angelus for the World Youth Day:

We need a bigger beach! THREE MILLION people pack Rio's Copacabana beach for final Mass of Pope Francis's tour of Brazil
  • Pilgrims cheer the Pope's call for them to get out in the streets to build up the Catholic church
  • 'Jesus offers us something bigger than the World Cup!' he says, drawing applause from football-mad Brazilians
  • Many had spent all night on Copacabana beach in a vigil for World Youth Day
  • Presidents of Brazil, Argentina, Bolivia and Suriname were all present for the Mass
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Saturday, 27 July 2013

CNN's Don Lemon Backs Up Bill O'Reilly: 'He Doesn't Go Far Enough' In Criticizing Black Culture'

Talking Points Memo Update. CNN's Don Lemon Backs Up Fox News Bill O'Reilly comments on Race and Black Culture: 'He Doesn't Go Far Enough' In Criticizing Black Culture'

CNN's Don Lemon Backs Up Bill O'Reilly: "Doesn't go far enough"

Full Video: Sean Hannity Show - "Saving America"

Saving America. Fox News Sean Hannity hosted a special show Friday Night "How can we help save America?" FNC's Sean Hannity hosts an all-star panel of experts headed up by Katie Pavlich, David Webb, Michelle Fields, Scottie Hughes, Julie Roginsky, Tamara Holder & Brooke Goldstein as they weigh in with their perceptions of how the ethics and morality issue throughout Politics, Sports and the MSM in America should be addressed in the future.

"Saving America" - Sean Hannity Special (COMPLETE) - Fox News - 7-26-13

Friday, 26 July 2013

Phony Scandals? Mom of Sean Smith who was murdered in Benghazi sounds off!

"Phony scandals"?  Sean Smith's, who was murdered in Behghazi, mother says her son's death wasn't phony. Amazing interview here:

Video: San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Apologizes For Sexual Misconduct, Will Enter 'Behavioral Counseling'

Democrat Mayor of San Diego, Bob Filner is being accusing of accosting as many as SEVEN women. Does he resign? Does he step down? No - he enters counseling.  Just Imagine if this had been a Republican.

San Diego Mayor Bob Filner Apologizes For Sexual Misconduct, Will Enter 'Behavioral Counseling'

More Must Watch Talking Points: O'Reilly Hammers Obama's Economy, Al Sharpton For Alliance With 'Harmful' Black Culture

As a follow-up to his Tuesday night Talking Points Memo Fox News Bill O'Reilly hammersed the Obama's Economy, Al Sharpton For Alliance With 'Harmful' Black Culture

Thursday, 25 July 2013

Video: Anthony Weiner Sexting Partner Sydney Leathers Speaks Out:

The woman at the center of Anthony Weiner's latest sexting scandal is speaking out today for the first time, in an interview with Inside Edition. Sydney Leathers, a 23-year-old Democrat from Indiana, said she was "shocked" that he "would be so foolish as to do the same thing all over again." "He was making these campaign promises that he'd totally changed," Leathers said of his public persona, "that he was a better man now and had learned from his mistakes, and I am proof that that is not true."

Anthony Weiner Sexting Partner Sydney Leathers Speaks: He Did Not Learn From His Mistakes

Trailer: "Fast Terry"

The Movie Terry McAuliffe Doesn't Want You To See - Fast Terry

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Raw Video - High Speed Train Crash in Spain

A high-speed train has reportedly derailed in Santiago de Compostela in northern Spain, leaving at least 80 people dead and 90 injured. Media reports suggest the death toll may rise. Read about it here.


Tropical Storm Dorian Update:

All the latest on Tropical Storm Dorian which just formed in the Eastern Atlantic.

Tracking Cone:

Latest Computer Models:

NOAA Advisory and Updates:

Wednesday, 24 July 2013

Stand Your Ground! Black Woman shoots man at Houston Gas Station:

The woman who was caught on camera fatally shooting a man at a southeast Houston gas station on Sunday, spoke publicly for the first time on Tuesday afternoon. Shanequia McDonald, 23, maintains she was forced to open fire on 58-year-old Lewis Daniels after he threatened her. However, Daniels' family said the argument began over money and that they had argued before.

Black-Women Shooter, tells Conflicting stories about Deadly Shooting of a Black-Man

Mark Levin: John Boehner And Obama ‘Cut Some Kind Of A Deal’ To Not Investigate Benghazi

Radio Host Mark Levin speculates that there must have been a deal struck between President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner about NOT investigating Benghazi.

Mark Levin: John Boehner And Obama ‘Cut Some Kind Of A Deal’ To Not Investigate Benghazi
Via Mediaite

WOW! Bill O' Reilly Talking Points Memo challenges Pres Obama and Black Leaders to address Real Black Problems!

Talking Points Memo - Wow! Fox News Bill O'Reilly talks Truth to Power here. Bill O'Reilly BLASTS President Obama, the Black Caucus, and the rest of the left for the Race Relations issues in this country getting completely out of hand during his talking points memo. Please watch the whole 7 minutes.  It is awesome!

Bill O'Reilly Challenges Obama and Black Caucus to Address Race Problems - 7-22-13

Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Full Video: Anthony Weiner and Wife Speak in New Press Conference - New Sexual Predator Allegations

FULL PRESS CONFERENCE - Anthony Weiner and Wife Speak in New Press Conference, Take Questions --- New York mayoral candidate and former Democratic congressman Anthony Weiner was forced to hold a press conference Tuesday afternoon to address new sexually-explicit messages exposed by earlier today. He admitted that he continued to conduct online relationships with women after his resignation from Congress and said he "hopes" New Yorkers are "still willing to give me a second chance."
Anthony Weiner and Wife Speak in New Press Conference

Reason TV: Detroit's Tragedy and How to Fix It

As everyone knows Detroit, this week, became the largest US City ever to file for bankruptcy.  Reason TV has some simple ideas on how to fix Detroit.

Detroit's Tragedy and How to Fix It

Video: The Royal Baby

Prince William And Kate and The Royal Baby FIRST LOOK AT THE BABY

Prince William And Kate and The Royal Baby FIRST LOOK AT THE BABY 

Is anyone looking for a new job or career?

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Monday, 22 July 2013

Men on Strike - Six Reasons Why Men Are Avoiding Marriage, with Helen Smith, Ph.D.

Heard this interview on the Michael Medved show and it was provacative to say the least. Helen Smith's book "Men on Strike: Why Men Are Boycotting Marriage, Fatherhood, and the American Dream and Why It Matters" sounds like a must read.

Six Reasons Why Men Are Avoiding Marriage, with Helen Smith, Ph.D.

Breaking! George Zimmerman Saves Family From Truck/SUV Crash

George Zimmerman, the man whose acquittal on murder and manslaughter charges in the fatal shooting of Trayvon Martin set off a wave of protests across the nation, helped rescue a family from an overturned SUV four days after the verdict, the Seminole County Sheriff's Office said in a statement Monday

George Zimmerman Saves Family From Truck Crash

You can read more the story here.

Kate Middleton and the Royal Baby Watch (Live Coverage and Live Stream)

Royal Baby Watch - The following sites are all over Kate Middleton, The Duchess of York, going into labor this morning in London:

The Daily Mail - Kate goes into Labor

CNN - Royal Baby on the way

The Guardian - Kate admitted to the hospital

Fox News - Kate Middleton in Labor

Google News - Kate Middleton Live Coverage

Royal Baby Hospital Cam 
Kate Middleton Royal Baby watch Live Streaming

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Video: Dana Perino Bashes Obama Where's Your Speech For Baby 'Shot In The Face By Black Teens'

Via ABC News. Dana Perino Bashes President Obama Where's Your Speech For Baby 'Shot In The Face By Black Teens?

Dana Perino Bashes Obama Where's Your Speech For Baby 'Shot In The Face By Black Teens'

Phil Mickelson wins his first British Open (Winning Shot & Interview)

Phil Mickelson came from five strokes back to clinch his first British Open title and fifth major on a dizzying final day at Muirfield. The 43-year-old American triumphed by three shots from Sweden's Henrik Stenson, with English pair Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood four back, alongside Australia's Masters champion Adam Scott. Mickelson surged to the third leg of a career Grand Slam of all four majors with a stunning five-under 66 to finish three under.

BBC Sport - Phil Mickelson Wins His First British Open Winning shot 2013

Scuba Surprise - Solider Returns To Surprise His Family In A Very Unique Way

How cool is this! A soldier returns from Afghanistan and surprises his family by scuba diving in. This is a really cool military homecoming surprise.

Scuba Surprise - Solider Returns To Surprise His Family In A Very Unique Way

Saturday, 20 July 2013

It's Here! The Royal Baby Hospital Cam (Watch Live)...

WATCH LIVE: Royal Baby Hospital Cam

Raw Video: Protesters Jeer Fox News at Al Sharpton Rally:

At today's rally in New York to protest the George Zimmerman / Trayvon Martin verdict the protesters let Fox News have it.  No justice - no peace.  What do you think?

Protesters Jeer Fox News at Sharpton Rally

The Best Editorial Page you will find is. . .

Investor's Business Daily.  IBD publishes easy-to-read editorials that show the obvious benefits of Free Markets and Capitalism.  A sample of what is posted now:
Trust:  Why should anyone believe what the president says about ObamaCare? Last week he touted nonexistent rate cuts and rebate checks. And the White House now admits his promise about keeping your doctor was false. 
Bankruptcy:  The fundamental transformation of Detroit is complete, as socialism's theme park succumbs to government run amok, a reminder that government isn't the solution to our problems but their cause. 
Jobs:  Hardly a day goes by that we don't see some release or comment from a pundit, politician or financial analyst telling us how "solid" the job market is. Well, it's not. And don't take our word for it. 
Scandal:  A retiring IRS lawyer implicates the IRS chief counsel's office, headed by an Obama appointee, as well as the head of the IRS' exempt organizations office. The targeting included a Tea Party Senate candidate. 
Culture Of Violence:  The attorney general worries about protecting his 15-year-old son from supposed white racists like George Zimmerman. But his own office warns that the No. 1 threat to black teens is black teens. 
War On Terror:  The jury has been selected and the trial date set for the jihadist accused of 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 of attempted premeditated murder acting, as he says, in defense of the Taliban 
Justice:  Only about a quarter of the public closely followed the Zimmerman trial, yet the media treat it as the event of the century. They, like their professional agitator cohorts, thrive on racial animosity.

Friday, 19 July 2013

Charles Barkley: When People Talk Race, They Assume 'It's Only White People Who Are Racist'

NBA Legend Charles Barkley sat down with CNN's Erin Burnett tonight for a wide-ranging conversation on the George Zimmerman trial and President Obama's remarks today about Trayvon Martin. Barkley maintained that he agrees with the verdict, and echoed sentiments made Friday afternoon by President Obama talking about his own experiences as a black man. Barkley told Burnett that too often when the country has a conversation about race, there's a general and inaccurate assumption that white people are the only racist ones.
Charles Barkley CNN Interview:

Our Fav Black Conservative - Zo of ZoNation "George Zimmerman is not white - unless you are a lib"

Zo of ZoNation opines on the George Zimmerman case. Liberals keep referring to George Zimmerman as white. Some even call him a white hispanic. Zo asks why libs have such a hard time accepting Zimmerman's latino heritage. Could liberal bias against Zimmerman be further proof of pervasive racism? Hear what Zo thinks.  Via Pajama Media.

PJTV: George Zimmerman Is Not White, Unless You Are Liberal (Warning: Graphic Images)

President Obama Speech - "Trayvon Martin could have been me 35 years ago"

What do you think - Blatant Hypocrisy or Genuine Concern and call for healing?
"Where do we take this?" Obama wondered aloud in an impromptu appearance in the White House briefing room. "How do we learn some lessons from this and move in a positive direction?"
The president said it's time "for all of us to some soul searching," but he also said it's generally not productive when politicians try to orchestrate a conversation.
On the positive side, he said race relations in the United States actually are getting better Looking at his own daughters and their interactions with friends, the president said, "They're better than we are. They're better than we were."
The president declined to wade into the detail of legal questions about the Florida case, saying, "Once the jury's spoken, that's how our system works."
President Obama Speech - "Trayvon Martin could have been me"

Demi Lovato - Made in the USA (Official Video)

Demi Lovato - Made in the USA (Official Video) is going viral online now.

CC Online Poll - Do you agree with the George Zimmerman Acquittal in his 2nd Degree Murder Trial?

We haven't  had an online poll in quite a while.  Today's Poll - Do you agree with the George Zimmerman Acquittal in his 2nd Degree Murder Trial?  Vote below - obviously.

Do you agree with the George Zimmerman Acquittal in his 2nd Degree Murder Trial? free polls 

Thursday, 18 July 2013

Video: Alternate George Zimmerman Juror Interview:

George Zimmerman Alternate Juror E54 Interview on Fox. With five of the actual jurors in the George Zimmerman already weighing in to various degrees on their not guilty verdict, the media needs a fresh perspective for this thing. And just in time, Fox35 got an exclusive interview with another shadowy juror involved in the case. The twist this time? He's an alternate juror. In an interview segment shown by Sean Hannity , anonymous juror E54 said he completely agrees with the verdict, briefly expressing his disappointment that he wasn't on the actual jury that ruled.

George Zimmerman Alternate Juror E54 Interview on Fox News Part 1

George Zimmerman Alternate Juror E54 Interview on Fox News Part 2

House Oversight Committee: "The IRS' Systematic Delay and Scrutiny of Tea Party Applications" Part I

From today's IRS Hearing. "The IRS' Systematic Delay and Scrutiny of Tea Party Applications" Part I

Video: Darrell Issa Opening Statement IRS Hearing 7/17/2013

IRS House Hearing.  Darrell Issa's Opening Statement at today's IRS Investigation Hearing.

Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Rep. Darrell Issa Has Information That Will Link IRS Scandal Up Into the White House!!

FOX News reporter Carl Cameron told Bill O'Reilly tonight that on Thursday House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-CA) has information that will move the IRS scandal up into the White House. "What he said to me today was make sure to watch tomorrow's hearing because he's going to present the evidence to prove it.... That he can get it right up all the way into the White House before it was all revealed."

Video: 2013 MLB All Star Game Highlights

Video - The 2013 MLB All Star Game took place in Citi Field, where American League pitching dominated the event, not allowing a single run. Meanwhile, the AL offense scored 3 runs against shaky NL pitching. The first 2 runs were scored of a sacrifice fly and a fielder's choice. Mariano Rivera made his last All Star appearance, with a great standing ovation from the packed stadium. The AL defense waited to take the field for warm-ups in the 8th inning, in honor of the greatest closer in history. After a Prince Fielder triple, Joe Nathan saved the game, with a final score of American League 3, National League 0. Mariano Rivera won the MVP, and is one of only 4 player to win both World Series and All Star MVP.  Wow, what an emotional moment for Mariano - 3 minute mark.

Video: 2013 MLB All Star Game Highlights

Rush Limbaugh - 'So now we can all say the "N" Word'

Rush Limbaugh Audio. When Rachel Jeantel explained the difference between "nigga" and "nigger" on CNN last night, she wasn't just talking to Piers Morgan, she was also speaking directly to Rush Limbaugh. That much was clear from Limbaugh's radio show Tuesday, during which he said he can start saying "nigga with an 'a'" because according to Jeantel, "it's not racist." Limbaugh played the clip from "the ever-penetrating inquisitor" Piers Morgan's interview with Trayvon Martin's friend and witness for the prosecution in the George Zimmerman trial and mocked CNN's "quest to become the most-respected news organization in the country, perhaps even the world." "So, 'nigga' with an 'a' on the end," Limbaugh said, "I think can [say it] now, isn't that the point? Because it's not racist." He explained that by Jeantel's logic, he "could be talking about a male--a Chinese male, guy at the laundromat. I could be talking about a man, that's what she said it means."  God Help us if Rachel Jeantel is now a Race Relations "expert" in this country.

Rush Limbaugh: Thanks To Rachel Jeantel I Can Say 'N*gga With An A' Now Because 'It's Not Racist'

Tuesday, 16 July 2013

Fox News Bill O'Reilly Skewers the Mainstream Media Lies:

Fox News Bill O'Reilly opened his show tonight with a blistering Talking Points Memo going after the media for using the George Zimmerman case to paint a picture of a racially fractured America that doesn't exist. He accused the media of completely ignoring real problems in the black community at the expense of hyping singular issues like Trayvon Martin's death, and said that the press is being dishonest about the assertion that blacks are somehow "being hunted down by whites" all over the country.

Bill O'Reilly Skewers Media Perpetuating 'Lie' That Blacks Are 'Being Hunted Down By Whites'

Video: George Zimmerman's Parents Exclusive Interview With Barbara Walters

Via ABC News and Barbara Walters. Robert and Gladys Zimmerman discuss the trial, the country's reaction and their son's future.

George Zimmerman's Parents Exclusive Interview With Barbara Walters

Moonshot after Moonshot: Oakland A's Yoenis Csepedes wins the 2013 Home Run Derby

Wow is all you can say.  The A's Yoenis Csepedes just ran away with the title of the 2013 Home Run Derby Champion last night before the Major League All Star Game.

Oakland A's Yoenis Csepedes - 2013 Home Run Derby Champion

Monday, 15 July 2013

George Zimmerman Juror Speaks Out (Video)

CNN's Anderson Cooper landed the first "exclusive" interview with one of the six women who sat on the George Zimmerman murder trial jury for the last month. Seated in darkness and identified only as Juror B-37, the woman told Cooper is "seems like it's been years" since the trial began and shared which moments of the proceedings had the biggest impact on her. Very interesting interview...

Anderson Cooper Interviews Zimmerman Juror [Part 1 of 2] Defending Acquittal Decision

Anderson Cooper Interviews Zimmerman Juror (Part 2 of 2) Defending Acquittal Decision

Video: Man swims 5 hours to save family after boat capsizes off Maryland

A Maryland man swam for hours to reach help for his family, including two children, after their boat capsized in a storm off Maryland's Eastern Shore.

John Franklin Riggs climbed rocks along the shoreline in the dark and knocked on the door of the first house he saw after swimming three miles early Wednesday.

"He came to the right house," said Angela Byrd, whose dog's barking awakened her. She found 46-year-old Riggs outside, soaking wet and barefoot.

"He said, 'I've been swimming since sundown; I need help,'" she told the Daily Times.

Byrd called 911 and rescuers were soon on their way to the 16-foot Carolina Skiff that capsized near Deal Island, southwest of Salisbury. Life jackets saved the boaters' lives, Sgt. Brian Albert of the Maryland Natural Resources Police said.

Man swims 5 hours to save family after boat capsizes off Maryland 

Videos: Protests erupt in US after George Zimmerman Acquittal:

As protests grow accross the US in response to the George Zimmerman verdict we've posted some videos. And as always The Daily Mail is all over the story.
  • Angry marchers shut down Los Angeles freeway occupy a busy intersection
  • Oakland activists burn American flags
  • Rubber bullets are fired into crowds by LA Police Department officers
  • Seven arrests made around 11pm in New York City protests as tensions rose 
  • Jury took just over 16 hours to reach the verdict on Saturday 
  • Twitter users calls neighborhood watch volunteer 'dead man walking'
In New York thousands protested for a 2nd night after the George Zimmerman acquittal. 

And on the opposite coast Dozens gathered on the streets of Oakland, California in protest hours after a jury acquitted George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin

Update - Trayvon Rally Leader: “Every F**king Cop Is a F**king Target” (Video)

Update 2:  Patterico has a LONG LIST of Death Threats and the like against George Zimmerman "Kill George Zimmerman"

Sunday, 14 July 2013

Ann Coulter Reacts to the George Zimmerman Verdict:

Conservative Columnist Ann Coulter reacts to the media's reaction to George Zimmerman being found not guilty.
“This was a media-led mob, and an innocent man almost went to prison for thirty years because of well, Al Sharpton stirring up hatred and creating a narrative for which there was never any evidence and after this long trial there is still never any evidence,” Coulter said.
“This case never should have been brought. It was purely political for the media to continue their narrative of all of America as ‘Mississippi Burning.’ They want to keep us divided by race, ginned up by race, and it’s a relief that someone who was innocent did not have to be the sacrificial lamb for this media narrative about America as being run by the Klan.”
Via Fox News and Mediaite.
Coulter Reacts: Media, Obama Needed Zimmerman As ‘Sacrificial Lamb’ For ‘Mississippi Burning’ Narrative

Video - George Zimmerman Verdict NOT GUILTY in Trayvon Martin Killing

The George Zimmerman verdict, reached around 10:00pm eastern time on Saturday, July 13th, is read as not guilty.

George Zimmerman Verdict NOT GUILTY in Trayvon Martin Killing

Saturday, 13 July 2013

Audio: Interview with Texas Lt Governor David Dewhurst on Pro Life Legislation Passing:

Texas Lt Governor David Dewhurst blasts the "socialists" and Planned Parenthood for attempting to push Texas from its conservative roots, saying that will only happen "over my dead, cold political body." He also has harsh words for the tactics attempted by the protesters in Austin over the last two weeks, especially at the end.

Update: Edward Snowden asks Russia for Political Asylum:

NSA leaker & former CIA employee Edward Snowden has asked for political asylum in Russia, saying he could not fly to Latin America, according to Human Rights Watch representative who met the whistleblower. Thirteen Russian and international human rights advocates and lawyers have

Snowden asks Russia for asylum

Friday, 12 July 2013

George Zimmerman Trial - Defense Closing Arguments:

George Zimmerman Trial - Defense Closing Arguments - Part 1 - July 12, 2013 - SANFORD, Fla. -- Closing arguments have ended in the case of George Zimmerman, the former neighborhood watch volunteer charged in the shooting death of Florida teen Trayvon Martin.

Live Streaming the George Zimmerman Murder Trial

Click the embed below to watch a Live Stream of the George Zimmerman Murder Trial:

Live Streaming the George Zimmerman Murder Trial

Video: Ann Coulter on Zimmerman Coverage: Media Wants To Show Racist U.S. Trying To Rape, Murder Blacks

Conservative Columnist Ann Coulter sat down with Sean Hannity tonight lambasting the way the mainstream media has been covering the George Zimmerman murder trial since if began mere weeks ago. Both of them agreed that the media proclaimed Zimmerman guilty long before the trial began and overplayed the racial angle, while Coulter compared this case to the Duke Lacrosse murder case from a few years ago, saying that the media's trying to tell the public here that "racist America is out trying to rape and murder black people." Coulter proclaimed that liberals always "gin up the racial demagoguery" in cases like this, and doubted anyone would have cared about the trial if the races were reversed. She compared the Zimmerman trial to the Duke Lacrosse case that was also hyped up in the media to explain why this particular case is getting so much attention.

Ann Coulter on Zimmerman Coverage: Media Wants To Show Racist U.S. Trying To Rape, Murder Blacks

Thursday, 11 July 2013

Unmanned Drone X-47B Completes First Carrier-based Arrested Landing

Released for public viewing. The X-47B Unmanned Combat Air System (UCAS) demonstrator completed its first carrier-based arrested landing on board USS George H.W. Bush (CVN 77) off the coast of Virginia July 10

X-47B Completes First Carrier-based Arrested Landing

Proof of Heaven

Four years ago neurosurgeon Dr. Eben Alexander contracted a brain infection that brought him to the brink of death. So close, in fact, that he believes he went to Heaven. But Heaven apparently wasn't ready for Dr. Alexander — he survived, and shares his tale and his new book, "Proof of Heaven"

 "Proof of Heaven" Author

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Video: Ex Police Chief Fired for not arresting Zimmerman!

George Zimmerman Trial Update. Sanford police chief Bill Lee speaks exclusively to CNN's George Howell about how he handled the George Zimmerman case. "They just wanted an arrest".

Former Sanford police chief speaks about Zimmerman

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Dittocam View: Rush Limbaugh joins 'The Five' on Fox News

America's most popular Radio Host, Rush Limbaugh joins Fox News "The Five" show today.

Rush Limbaugh joins 'The Five' 7-10-2013

Live Streaming the George Zimmerman Trial:

Click below to watch a Live Stream of the George Zimmerman 2nd Degree Murder Trial from Sanford, FL.

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Tropical Storm Chantal Update:

Weather Channel update on Tropical Storm Chantal which will be threatening Florida by the end of the week. Residents of the U.S. should pay attention to this storm. The Bahamas and parts of Florida could be affected at the end of the workweek.

Tropical Storm Chantal Update:

Tuesday, 9 July 2013

Audio: Sarah Palin interviewed on the Sean Hannity Show:

Governor Sarah Palin on The Sean Hannity Radio Show 7-09-2013

Video: Three Cleveland kidnapping victims healthy and happy

Ohio Kidnapping Victims say "Thank You" in Video: 
The three females who were held for up to a decade in a Cleveland house (Amanda Berry, Gina DeJesus and Michelle Knight) have released a touching video thanking everyone for their donations, their prayers and their support. You can read the story here or watch the video below:

Cleveland, Ohio kidnap victims film heartwarming video to thank supporters

Amanda Berry:
First and foremost, I want everyone to understand how happy I am to be home with my family and my friends. It's been unbelievable. I want to thank everyone who has helped me and my family through this entire ordeal. Everyone who has been there supportive and it has been a blessing to have such an outpouring of love and kindness.I'm getting stronger each day and having my privacy has helped immensely. I ask that everyone continues to respect our privacy and give us to time have a normal life.Gina DeJesus:I would say thank you for the support. Felix DeJesus (Gina's father):I would like to thank everyone who has donated to the (Cleveland) Courage Fund for these girls. I'd also like to thank the family for having so much passion and the strength to go along with us. Nancy Ruiz (Gina's mother):I would like to thank personally the people who gave to the Courage Fund. And everybody in general. And I'm also saying my community, my neighbors. Every single one, they know who they are.To parents that does have a loved one missing, please do me one big favor, count on your neighbors. Don't be afraid to ask for their help because help is available. Michelle Knight: Thank you everyone for your love support and donations, which helped me build a brand new life. I want everyone to know I'm doing just fine. I may have been through hell and back, but I am strong enough to walk through hell with a smile on my face and with my head held high and with my feet firmly on the ground.Walking hand-in-hand with my best friends, I will not let the situation define who I am. I will define the situation. I don't want to be consumed by hatred. With that being said, we need to take a leap of faith and know that God is in control.We have been hurt by people, but we need to rely on god as being the judge. God has a plan for all of us. The plan that he gave me is for me to help others that have been in the same situations I have been in - to know that there is someone out ther to lean on and to talk to.I am in control of my own destiny with the guidance of God. I have no problem expressing how I feel inside. Be positive. Learn that it is more important to give than to receive. Thank you for all your prayers. I'm looking forward to my brand new life.

Monday, 8 July 2013

Video - Edward Snowden Interview: Part II

Via The Guardian. In the second part of an exclusive interview with Glenn Greenwald and Laura Poitras, former NSA contractor Edward Snowden contemplates the reaction from the US government to his revelations of top-secret documents regarding its spying operations on domestic and foreign internet traffic, email and phone use. This interview was recorded in Hong Kong on 6 June 2013

Edward Snowden Interview Pt. 2: 'The US Government Will Say I Aided Our Enemies'

George W. Bush interview on Gay Marriage, Immigration and Terrorism:

Via ABC News.  George and Laura Bush interviewed while in Africa.

Sunday, 7 July 2013

Full Interview: George Zimmerman's Exclusive Interview With Sean Hannity

This was re-broadcast today on Fox News. George Zimmerman, the man accused of killing Florida teen Trayvon Martin, gave an exclusive interview to Fox News Channel's Sean Hannity. Also sitting down for the interview was Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara. In the first part of the interview, Zimmerman discussed what he calls a "tragic" situation in recounting the night of the shooting. Zimmerman first described the incident that spurred him to become a community watchman, saying, "In August of 2011, there was a home invasion. A young lady was home with her nine-month-old baby, and they broke in her sliding glass door. She barricaded herself in the upstairs bedroom, and my wife was home by herself. She saw the people that burglarized her run through our backyard with their belongings. Even though my wife wasn't certain what happened, that was enough to scare her, shake her up. I promised her I would do what I could to keep her safe." Zimmerman revealed that he carried a weapon with him at all times, except when he was at work, and contended that he had never heard of the Stand Your Ground law until after the shooting.

George Zimmerman's Exclusive Full Interview With Sean Hannity:

Video: Moment of Impact: New Details of the Asiana Flight Crash Landing

ABC News looks at what might have happened at that crucial Moment of Impact that caused the Crash of Asiana Boeing 777.
Crash Landing in San Francisco

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Video: Plane Crash at San Francisco Airport, Boeing 777

An Asiana Airlines plane, Boeing 777, has crashed at San Francisco International Airport, Fox News reports

Plane Crash at San Francisco Airport, Boeing 777

Breaking News: Boeing 777 Crashes at San Francisco Airport (Video)

This is breaking now.  A Boeing 777  has just crashed in San Francisco Airport!

Boeing 777 by Asiana Airlines crashed in San Francisco Airport July 6 2013 SF SFO

Friday, 5 July 2013

Breaking: George Zimmerman Lawyer argues for Dismissal of Case:

Update: George Zimmerman's attorney Mark O'Mara argues for judgment of acquittal. Afternoon of trial day 9, Friday July 5, 2013.

George Zimmerman trial: Mark O'Mara argues for judgment of acquittal

Video: 50 Great Facts About The 50 States

Mental Floss. A weekly show hosted by John Green, where knowledge junkies get their fix of trivia-tastic information. This week, John looks at a fact about each of the 50 United States of America.

50 Great Facts About The 50 States - mental_floss

Thursday, 4 July 2013

Washington DC Fireworks - July 4, 2013

In case you couldn't make it, what a show!  The last 8 minutes of today's 4th of July Fireworks display in Washington DC:
Washington, DC Fireworks - July 4, 2013 (last 8 minutes)

Clueless Americans don't know why we celebrate the 4th of July:

Video - Mark Dice talks to average Americans about the Fourth of July and discovers most people are morons. Mark Dice is a media analyst, social critic, political activist, and author who, in an entertaining and educational way, gets people to question our celebrity obsessed culture, and the role the mainstream media and elite secret societies play in shaping our lives. And remember the name of the holiday is Independence Day!
Americans don't know why we celebrate 4th of July

Update: Rush Limbaugh's Father's speech "The Americans who risked Everything"

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776.
The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America,

When in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the powers of the earth, the separate and equal station to which the Laws of Nature and of Nature's God entitle them, a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation.
We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, --That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States. To prove this, let Facts be submitted to a candid world.
He has refused his Assent to Laws, the most wholesome and necessary for the public good.
He has forbidden his Governors to pass Laws of immediate and pressing importance, unless suspended in their operation till his Assent should be obtained; and when so suspended, he has utterly neglected to attend to them.
He has refused to pass other Laws for the accommodation of large districts of people, unless those people would relinquish the right of Representation in the Legislature, a right inestimable to them and formidable to tyrants only.
He has called together legislative bodies at places unusual, uncomfortable, and distant from the depository of their public Records, for the sole purpose of fatiguing them into compliance with his measures.
He has dissolved Representative Houses repeatedly, for opposing with manly firmness his invasions on the rights of the people.
He has refused for a long time, after such dissolutions, to cause others to be elected; whereby the Legislative powers, incapable of Annihilation, have returned to the People at large for their exercise; the State remaining in the mean time exposed to all the dangers of invasion from without, and convulsions within.
He has endeavoured to prevent the population of these States; for that purpose obstructing the Laws for Naturalization of Foreigners; refusing to pass others to encourage their migrations hither, and raising the conditions of new Appropriations of Lands.
He has obstructed the Administration of Justice, by refusing his Assent to Laws for establishing Judiciary powers.
He has made Judges dependent on his Will alone, for the tenure of their offices, and the amount and payment of their salaries.
He has erected a multitude of New Offices, and sent hither swarms of Officers to harrass our people, and eat out their substance.
He has kept among us, in times of peace, Standing Armies without the Consent of our legislatures.
He has affected to render the Military independent of and superior to the Civil power.
He has combined with others to subject us to a jurisdiction foreign to our constitution, and unacknowledged by our laws; giving his Assent to their Acts of pretended Legislation:
For Quartering large bodies of armed troops among us:
For protecting them, by a mock Trial, from punishment for any Murders which they should commit on the Inhabitants of these States:
For cutting off our Trade with all parts of the world:
For imposing Taxes on us without our Consent:
For depriving us in many cases, of the benefits of Trial by Jury:
For transporting us beyond Seas to be tried for pretended offences
For abolishing the free System of English Laws in a neighbouring Province, establishing therein an Arbitrary government, and enlarging its Boundaries so as to render it at once an example and fit instrument for introducing the same absolute rule into these Colonies:
For taking away our Charters, abolishing our most valuable Laws, and altering fundamentally the Forms of our Governments:
For suspending our own Legislatures, and declaring themselves invested with power to legislate for us in all cases whatsoever.
He has abdicated Government here, by declaring us out of his Protection and waging War against us.
He has plundered our seas, ravaged our Coasts, burnt our towns, and destroyed the lives of our people.
He is at this time transporting large Armies of foreign Mercenaries to compleat the works of death, desolation and tyranny, already begun with circumstances of Cruelty & perfidy scarcely paralleled in the most barbarous ages, and totally unworthy the Head of a civilized nation.
He has constrained our fellow Citizens taken Captive on the high Seas to bear Arms against their Country, to become the executioners of their friends and Brethren, or to fall themselves by their Hands.
He has excited domestic insurrections amongst us, and has endeavoured to bring on the inhabitants of our frontiers, the merciless Indian Savages, whose known rule of warfare, is an undistinguished destruction of all ages, sexes and conditions.
In every stage of these Oppressions We have Petitioned for Redress in the most humble terms: Our repeated Petitions have been answered only by repeated injury. A Prince whose character is thus marked by every act which may define a Tyrant, is unfit to be the ruler of a free people.
Nor have We been wanting in attentions to our Brittish brethren. We have warned them from time to time of attempts by their legislature to extend an unwarrantable jurisdiction over us. We have reminded them of the circumstances of our emigration and settlement here. We have appealed to their native justice and magnanimity, and we have conjured them by the ties of our common kindred to disavow these usurpations, which, would inevitably interrupt our connections and correspondence. They too have been deaf to the voice of justice and of consanguinity. We must, therefore, acquiesce in the necessity, which denounces our Separation, and hold them, as we hold the rest of mankind, Enemies in War, in Peace Friends.
We, therefore, the Representatives of the united States of America, in General Congress, Assembled, appealing to the Supreme Judge of the world for the rectitude of our intentions, do, in the Name, and by Authority of the good People of these Colonies, solemnly publish and declare, That these United Colonies are, and of Right ought to be Free and Independent States; that they are Absolved from all Allegiance to the British Crown, and that all political connection between them and the State of Great Britain, is and ought to be totally dissolved; and that as Free and Independent States, they have full Power to levy War, conclude Peace, contract Alliances, establish Commerce, and to do all other Acts and Things which Independent States may of right do. And for the support of this Declaration, with a firm reliance on the protection of divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our Lives, our Fortunes and our sacred Honor.

John Wayne "America Why I Love Her"

John Wayne was an American Hero and will alway's be remembered. In a short video clip he recites why he loves America.
John Wayne "America Why I Love Her"

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Conservatives sing "Amazing Grace" - Democrats Chant "Hail Satan!"

Video - The abortion battle in Texas was still raging Tuesday as both abortion supporters and pro-life activists flooded the State Capitol to make their voices heard. The Texas House and Senate reconvened briefly for a special session called by Gov. Rick Perry. One of the more bizarre tactics used by pro-abortion activists involved chanting "Hail Satan!" to harass a pro-life crowd as they sang "Amazing Grace."

Abortion Supporters Chant 'Hail Satan' While Pro Life Activists Sing 'Amazing Grace' Outside

Pickett's Charge - 150 year anniversary

Today, July 3rd is the 150th anniversary of Pickett's Charge which is thought of as the High-Water Mark of the Confederacy.
Gettysburg - Pickett's Charge: The Plan

Pickett's Charge (Part 1 The Bombardment)

Pickett's Charge (Part 2 The March)

Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Rush Limbaugh on Fox & Friends -- Talks Egyptian Protests Over Morsi & Obamacare

Audio. In a rare moment, National Talk Show Host, Rush Limbaugh joins Fox and Friends (via phone) to discuss the recent protest in Egypt demanding that President Morsi step down. Also addressed are recent issues regarding Obamacare.

Rush Limbaugh on Fox & Friends -- Talks Egyptian Protests Over Morsi & Obamacare

Video: George W Bush interviewed in Africa on Snowden, NSA and more:

Via Mediaite.  Former President George W Bush interviewed in Africa by CNN.
CNN’s Robyn Curnow caught up with former President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush in Zambia for an interview that mostly centered on the work they are doing there at a clinic for cervical cancer. But the reporter “couldn’t help” but ask Bush about his reaction to the NSA leaks from Edward Snowden. Her first question: “Do you think he’s a traitor?”
Without directly labeling Snowden a “traitor,” Bush answered, “I know he damaged the the country,” adding “the Obama administration will deal with it.” The former president also defended the NSA surveillance programs he put in place following the attacks of September 11th, 2001. “I put the program in place to protect the country and one of the certainties is civil liberties were guaranteed,” Bush said.
Asked whether there is any “compromise” between security and privacy, Bush said, “I think there needs to be a balance, and I think as the president explained, there’s a proper balance.” Curnow noted Bush’s reluctance to criticize President Obama, something that his former vice president hasnot shied away from. “It doesn’t do any good” to critique Obama, Bush said. “It’s a hard job. He’s got plenty on his agenda. And it’s difficult. And a former president doesn’t need to make it harder.”
Bush also said he “could care less” about polls showing more people have a favorable view of him since he left office, saying the “only time” he “really cared” about polls was on Election Day. “Ultimately history will judge the decisions that I made and I won’t be around because it will take a while for the objective historians to show up. And so I’m pretty comfort with it. I did what I did. I know the spirit in which I did it.”

Bush Blasts Snowden, Defends NSA Programs He Put In Place: ‘Civil Liberties Were Guaranteed’