Why do they always feel it necessary to go ‘too far’?

Two Colorado representatives upset fellow lawmakers this week when they presented a slideshow filled with racist images and slurs at a House Education Committee meeting. Democratic Reps. Joe Salazar and Jovan Melton presented the images in an effort to convince others to vote for a bill that restricts the use of Native American mascots in schools, according to The Denver Post.

The lawmakers projected the slideshow onto statehouse walls. Their aim was to point out the hypocrisy of allowing Native American mascots in schools when other racist images are considered unacceptable, the outlet said.

Below is the slideshow presented by the lawmakers, according to the The Colorado Independent.

Maybe this horror show will finally end.

Amanda Knox murder conviction reversed by Italian court

Remember when ‘home ownership’ was the way to break into the middle class?

Fact check

The art of compromise – but we’re still pushing the debt.

How Boehner, Pelosi surprised everyone with a $200 billion deal

Geez … ya think? I hope this wasn’t funded by any government.

A big bowl of mashed potatoes. What about spaghetti and meatballs? Sushi? Regardless of what you identify as comfort food, it’s likely the attraction to that dish is based on having a good relationship with the person you remember first preparing it, according to the results of a new study by a University at Buffalo research team.

The findings have implications for better understanding how social factors influence our food preferences and eating behavior.

“Comfort foods are often the foods that our caregivers gave us when we were children. As long we have positive association with the person who made that food then there’s a good chance that you will be drawn to that food during times of rejection or isolation,” says UB psychologist Shira Gabriel. “It can be understood as straight-up classical conditioning.”

Attkison speaking in Flordia.

Save this one for when you have the time. It’s about 2 hours.

It appears that the history will be written with or without her.

On Benghazi, a timeline of State Department obstruction

What a zero …

Heidi Cruz

Hillary Clinton’s courtiers would hate to admit it, but Senator Ted Cruz’s wife, Heidi, is set to provide a vivid refutation of Democratic claims that Republicans pine for 1950s domesticity. “I am unabashedly proud of everything about Heidi,” Cruz replied when Bloomberg Politics asked if her career at Goldman Sachs could undermine his critique of crony capitalism at the investment bank. Not just proud of, but reliant upon. Beyond the personal support that all candidates require from their families, Mrs. Cruz brings political talents to the table that could prove helpful in the 2016 election season. Her Goldman Sachs ties make her a “not-so-secret weapon” in terms of fundraising, per Representative Kevin Brady (R., Texas).

And you thought it was because of a silly movie.

Starting weeks before Islamic militants attacked the U.S. diplomatic outpost in Benghazi, Libya, longtime Clinton family confidante Sidney Blumenthal supplied intelligence to then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gathered by a secret network that included a former CIA clandestine service officer, according to hacked emails from Blumenthal’s account.

The emails, which were posted on the internet in 2013, also show that Blumenthal and another close Clinton associate discussed contracting with a retired Army special operations commander to put operatives on the ground near the Libya-Tunisia border while Libya’s civil war raged in 2011.

Arrests in Illinois

An Army National Guard member and his cousin have been arrested in Illinois for allegedly conspiring to provide material support to the terrorist organization ISIS, federal prosecutors said Thursday.

The alleged plot included a plan to attack a U.S. military installation in Illinois.

In the past 18 months, the Justice Department’s National Security Division has prosecuted or is prosecuting 32 cases of people attempting to travel abroad to join or providing support to terrorist groups. Of those cases, 18 allegedly involve support to ISIS.

Spc. Hasan Edmonds, 22, was arrested Wednesday night at Chicago Midway International Airport while attempting to travel to Egypt to eventually join ISIS, according to Assistant Attorney General for National Security John P. Carlin and other federal officials said.

Egypt getting ready.

Egypt’s president Abdel Fattah el-Sisi said Thursday that his country is prepared to send ground troops into Yemen if necessary, as part of a recently launched military campaign led by Saudi Arabia and supported by nine other states.

The campaign’s aim is to push back the Iranian-backed Shia Houthi rebels, who have been battling violently to oust Yemen’s president Abd Rabbuh Hadi. Senior Egyptian military officials told The Associated Press that plans for a possible invasion were already underway, since there was little chance of pushing back the Houthis with air strikes only.

Probably because she is conservative.

She risks her life to advocate for women’s rights, so why does the Left scorn her?

Ayaan Hirsi Ali should be the perfect feminist hero.

It’s just not as fun as it used to be.

Casualty List: 114th Congress (2015-2016)

I always assumed that this guy was a creep but I never new how much of a creep he was.

‘Dirty Harry’ Reid’s donors feel lucky every day

Harry Reid’s recent charge against Mitt Romney is surprisingly dirty politics for a Senate majority leader, but in fact he’s been “Dirty Harry” for years.

Rarely do a lawmaker’s policies track so closely with the financial interests of his donors. Whether it’s shaping Obamacare to the drug lobby’s wishes in exchange for campaign support, leveraging the entire casino lobby for his re-election or cutting deals with a lobbyist developer since indicted over illegal campaign contributions, Reid often finds a way to turn his political power into personal gain. …

… fter Reid’s Senate passed the bill, Reid got PAC checks from PhRMA, Eli Lilly, Pfizer and the Biotechnology Industry Organization. …

… If this all seems like standard D.C. special-interest politics, then take a look at any of Reid’s sketchy land deals. …

What Ted might do.

While Cruz’s time in the Senate is best known for fiery speeches and high-profile gestures like his 21-hour filibuster, in his earlier time in Washington he demonstrated a wonkish eye for detail and an eagerness to take on powerful industry groups that he saw as stifling competition. Though his efforts ultimately succeeded on a much smaller scale than he’d initially envisioned, they demonstrated a relentless focus on repealing or preventing the passage of laws that he felt needlessly regulated the marketplace. If this early period of Cruz’s career is any guide, a Cruz presidency would feature a sustained push to roll back federal regulations, one where outcomes are measured carefully but where success may be less black-and-white than Cruz’s public comments since his election to the Senate might suggest.

Well now it’s been blamed for absolutely everything.


Smells like a payoff?


Graphene – another step toward de-sal

Less than 1 percent of Earth’s water is drinkable. Removing salt and other minerals from our biggest available source of water — seawater — may help satisfy a growing global population thirsty for fresh water for drinking, farming, transportation, heating, cooling and industry. But desalination is an energy-intensive process, which concerns those wanting to expand its application.

Now, a team of experimentalists led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory has demonstrated an energy-efficient desalination technology that uses a porous membrane made of strong, slim graphene — a carbon honeycomb one atom thick. The results are published in the March 23 advance online issue of Nature Nanotechnology.

Scary study showing the weakness of our current antibiotics.

Antibiotic resistance is poised to spread globally among bacteria frequently implicated in respiratory and urinary infections in hospital settings, according to new research. The study shows that two genes that confer resistance against a particularly strong class of antibiotics can be shared easily among a family of bacteria responsible for a significant portion of hospital-associated infections.

We can only hope …

New York Fed researchers are starting to worry that Fannie Mae / Federal National Mortgage Assctn Fnni Me (OTCBB:FNMA) and Freddie Mac / Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp (OTCBB:FMCC) will eventually be re-privatized if the gridlock over legislative GSE reform keeps up, according to the staff report (meaning it’s not the FRBNY’s official position) The Rescue of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

At some point you hear the alarm ringing.

Saudi Arabia has mobilized 150,000 troops and some 100 fighter jets to rout Iran-linked fighters that have taken over swathes of neighboring Yemen, a security adviser to the kingdom told NBC News on Thursday.

The adviser, Nawaf Obaid, did not say whether any of Saudi troops had crossed the border into Yemen as part of the kingdom’s military intervention to arrest Yemen’s rapidly deteriorating crisis. But he said Saudi Arabia was in “complete control” of Yemeni airspace after launching airstrikes overnight and started implementing a no-fly zone.

The conflict risks becoming a proxy war between Sunni Muslim states and Shiite Iran, which Saudi Arabia accuses of supporting the Houthi rebels and trying to increase its influence throughout the region.

Iran quickly condemned the airstrikes launched by Saudi Arabia and its allies as “very dangerous.”

A deathly decision when trying to help.

Gov. Mike Pence declared a health emergency in southeastern Indiana where an HIV epidemic is underway and announced the state would sanction a short-term needle-exchange program.

State health officials have recorded 79 HIV cases linked to IV drug use in Scott County.

“The people of Scott County are working hard to address this crisis, and with additional state resources and new tools provided by this emergency declaration, I am confident that together we will stop this HIV outbreak in its tracks,” Pence said in a press release issued ahead of a news conference.

And … I still think that President Obama did the right thing.

Assuming that no money changed hands, an American soldier is worth 5 of the enemy. (Unlike Mr. Obama, I’m calling them ‘the enemy’.)

Mr. Obama did his job correctly.

Now we will take a look at how Bergdahl did his.

BTW – Whoever vetted Bergdahl’s parents should be fired. They did not deserve the stage with the president.

Confirmed: The Bowe Bergdahl Deal Is as Disastrous As We Feared

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