The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) says listing the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) as a resource on its “Hate Crimes” website page and linking to the organization is “not an endorsement” of the group or its research materials on hate crimes.
“The Resource link to SPLC is for informational purposes and not an endorsement of the organization or the information on their website,” an FBI spokesman told CNSNews.com.
On the FBI’s “Hate Crimes” page, it gives a general description of hate crimes and then includes a section headlined “In Depth,” which includes a prominent sub-head, “Resources.” Listed there under the Resources with a hyperlink is “Southern Poverty Law Center.”
CNSNews.com asked about the link to the SPLC because the man convicted of domestic terrorism this year for the shooting attack at the Family Research Council (FRC) told FBI investigators that he targeted the FRC after finding their name on the SPLC’s own “Hate Map,” where the pro-family and Christian organization is labeled as “anti-gay.”
“I find it incredible that a federal agency charged with protecting the American people allows itself to be connected to a group that was certified in court as the source that inspired an act of terrorism,” Lt. Gen Jerry Boykin, executive vice president of FRC, told CNSNews.com.
Read the full story at CNS News.
“I want to say one thing to the American people. I want you to listen to me. I’m gonna say this again. I did not have sexual relations with that woman, Hillary Clinton. I never told anybody to lie, not a single time, never. These allegations are false.” - President Bill Clinton
Gillian Anderson strips off to lead a host of stars posing with sea creatures for charity
If Gillian Anderson is a big fan of seafood, she certainly has taken her love to the next level.
The actress has stripped off to pose with a fishy friend for charity.
The X-Files star goes topless with, rather bizarrely, just a large conger eel wrapped around her neck to protect her modesty.
The Record Is Clear: Minimum Wage Hikes Destroy Jobs
There’s at least one minimum wage fact that both Republicans and Democrats agree on: Opposing an increase, as Republicans typically do, is a political loser. So confident are Democrats in the effectiveness of this “wedge” issue that they’ve made it a key part of their 2014 strategy to retake control of the House of Representatives.
But as is often the case in politics, “effective” is not synonymous with “true.” The case in favor of a higher minimum wage is built on a bewildering number of misleading statistics and straight-up falsehoods, some of which were recently rehashed on the pages of the Washington Post by former Obama administration economist Betsey Stevenson.
It’s time to correct the record.
Let’s start with job loss, a defining issue of any minimum wage debate. Opponents of this policy argue that raising business’ labor costs will (absent the ability to increase prices) force them to scale back on employee hours and jobs. Stevenson argues that this consequence is a figment of the conservative imagination, citing “many” studies which show a higher minimum wage has no impact on employment.
However, “many” is not the same as “most,” and Stevenson crosses the line from professor to pundit when she classifies wage hike-related job loss as a myth.
In a comprehensive, 182-page summary of the research on this subject from the last two decades, economists David Neumark (UC-Irvine) and William Wascher (Federal Reserve Board) determined that 85 percent of the best research points to a loss of jobs following a minimum wage increase.
As in any academic discipline, there are outliers. But even the outliers are problematic: For instance, the famous (or rather, infamous) New Jersey study that associated a higher minimum with increased employment was later refuted in the same academic journal that originally published it. More recently, the paper that the President relied on to make his case for a higher minimum was debunked in a study published by the National Bureau of Economic Research.
Of course, the goal of minimum wage policy is not to reduce employment, but rather poverty. Indeed, Stevenson says explicitly in her commentary that a higher minimum wage will achieve this end. But empirical evidence refutes her point. Twenty-eight states raised minimum wages in the four years prior to passage of the last federal minimum wage increase. Economists from Cornell and American Universities, writing in the Southern Economic Journal, found no associated reduction in poverty rates.
The whole story at Forbes.
On Thursday, Clear Channel started announcing major lineup shifts in three of its biggest markets. In Los Angeles, Limbaugh will be moving from the top talk station in the market, KFI, to its sister station, KTLK, which will be flipped from a liberal talk station to a primarily conservative talker anchored by Limbaugh. Breitbart News has learned that Clear Channel will soon be announcing a similar change in San Francisco, as well as confirming the long expected move in New York from Cumulus-owned WABC to WOR, which was purchased by Clear Channel last year.
These moves are not unexpected from Clear Channel, which has repeatedly used Limbaugh’s monster program to tentpole relaunches of particular underdeveloped stations. Over the past several years, Clear Channel has moved Limbaugh from higher-rated stations to lower-rated stations in an attempt to give those stations a shot in the arm – and those moves have been highly successful in markets including Houston, New Orleans, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh, Boston, Portland, Raleigh, Greensboro, Fresno, and others.
“Rush Limbaugh has built the ratings and revenue of hundreds of America’s most successful radio stations, and is looking forward to doing the same at these new Clear Channel homes,” said Brian Glicklich, a spokesman for Limbaugh.
Read the full story at Breitbart.
It has practically been proven that Dana Morales lied about receiving an anti-gay “tip” from two patrons while working as a waitress in Bridgewater, N.J. We later discovered that she also lied about serving in Afghanistan after she reportedly told friends that she was the lone survivor of an explosion that killed everyone in her platoon (she received a dishonorable discharged for missing drills).
Now, it appears that Morales may have also lied when she vowed to donate the money she initially received from “supporters” to the Wounded Warrior Project.
Before it was revealed that her story was likely a hoax, Morales had reportedly received more than $2,000 in donations. However, a Wounded Warrior representative checking for donations by her name and the ZIP codes for Bridgewater, where the restaurant is located, and Bedminster, where Morales said she lives, was unable to find any matching donations.
Morales’s friends have previously confirmed that the waitress is somewhat of a compulsive liar. In addition to the lies outlined, she also allegedly told friends and acquaintances that she had brain cancer and made up stories about her home being damaged during Superstorm Sandy.
Read the full story at The Blaze.
‘What Starving Wages?’ America’s Fattest Union Members Protest Walmart Providing Jobs To Poor People
By popular request, here are all the photoshops I produced in a Twitter counter-protests against the fat union members who were using the ‘Black Friday’ anti-Walmart protest to try to spread the union virus that infects this country. I want to make clear that I am not making fun of fat people. I’m making fun of fat union members who pretend to be “starving” while they protest in their twinkie-stuffed XXXXXL pants. So there.
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The Post & Email’s Open Letter to Those Masquerading as the Media pb
“LOOK IN THE MIRROR”
December 2, 2013
To the 39 “media” outlets protesting lack of access to the Obama White House in a hand-delivered letter on November 21, 2013:
Your missive to putative White House spokesman Jay Carney will fall on deaf ears.
You wonder why Obama’s handlers will not allow you access to “the President while he is performing his official duties.” You question why only sanitized, poised photos released by the White House are allowed to circulate in the public arena. In order to obtain answers, however, you need to look at yourselves and admit what you, not Obama, did to your profession.
Had you researched Obama’s background in 2007 and 2008, you would have found out that he is a communist. “Communist,” you say? Oh, you believed that communists were a thing of the past, something railed about by that crazy Sen. Joseph McCarthy back in the 1950s while more sophisticated members of the Congress and the “media” laughed behind his back or ridiculed him openly. Yes, ridicule is a thing you “journalists” do quite well when you see something that is simply below your elevated stature to investigate.
An example is the questions about Obama’s constitutional eligibility which arose in 2008.
In late 2007, progressive talking head Chris Matthews said on MSNBC that “Obama was born in Indonesia.” While Matthews failed to cite a source for his statement, a second similar report went to print in a Hawaii publication shortly thereafter. None of you was even the slightest bit curious about Obama’s background and whether or not he was constitutionally eligible to occupy the highest office in the land. You gave no thought to Article II, Section 1, clause 5 of the Constitution which mandates that only a “natural born Citizen” be elected to the presidency.
You are now beside yourselves because the Obama regime has imposed “restrictions” which “raise constitutional concerns.” However, you are five years too late. Those of us who had “constitutional concerns” when we saw a foreigner campaigning for the office of President and Commander-in-Chief of the United States of America were ridiculed, brushed aside, made pariahs, forbidden from speaking our minds on your precious airwaves, and banished to the blogosphere for even suggesting that Obama was not constitutionally eligible or possessed other impediments to serving in that capacity.
Read it all HERE.
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