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CAN’T FIND A PUBLIC BATHROOM IN NYC? HAIL THIS TOILET VAN

Toilet paper company Charmin has been rolling an on-demand mobile bathroom called Charmin Van-GO around Manhattan as part of a two-day pilot program - though whether the intent is to make the Uber-style bathroom service a regular option, we’re not entirely sure.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NBC New York--


DUTCHESS RESTAURANT AND PIZZERIA TO PAY $50,000 TO SETTLE DISCRIMINATION SUIT

NEW YORK - The US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has settled a national origin discrimination lawsuit it filed against a small group of pizzeria restaurants based in Wappingers Falls and Fishkill.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Mid-Hudson News Network--

Editorial Comment

According to the federal commission, Antonella’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Inc., JTA, Inc., and Dellicap, LLC, doing business as Grand Central Grill - collectively Antonella’s - discriminated against Hispanic employees by subjecting them to name calling, slurs, and creating and maintaining a hostile work environment because of their national origin. Antonella’s also unlawfully demanded that the workers speak only English in the workplace without a business reason for the requirement, the federal commission said.

Isn’t keeping customers comfortable by not having employees possibly insulting them in a foreign language a legitimate “business reason” for requiring employees speak only English? Or are only “minorities” entitled to comfort? - BK


Bill's Blog

LETTER TO THE POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL - SENT 6/24

On June 10, Mid-Hudson News had an article headlined, “Decommissioning Indian Point: Experts look for solutions that aren’t worse than the problem”. You might have thought that Gov. Cuomo would have convened these “experts” before beginning the decommissioning process, but only if you don’t understand “Prince Andrew’s” burning desire to outdo his father.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TownHall.com--


Political Science

EU COURT: VACCINES CAN BE BLAMED FOR ILLNESSES WITHOUT PROOF

LONDON - The highest court of the European Union ruled Wednesday that courts can consider whether a vaccination led to someone developing an illness even when there is no scientific proof.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--CBS News--


Poughkeepsie Journal Letters

LETTERS TO THE POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL EDITOR - 06/24/17

Read and comment on pending letters to the Poughkeepsie Journal.

(Posted Saturday, June 24, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Poughkeepsie Journal--


The Culture War

EUTHANASIA PIONEER ALARMED BY WHAT HE UNLEASHED

The Dutch psychiatrist whose lawsuit opened the door to allowing assisted suicide in the Netherlands for people suffering depression is now having second thoughts.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--WND--


Media Watch

THE ‘REAL BOY’ OF FAKE PBS

Analysis by L. Brent Bozell III Tim Graham

Liberals made a big deal out of the report that Fox News has dropped its old slogan “Fair and Balanced.” The slogan was always a mockery of the liberal media’s rejection of what they call “false balance.” It’s “false balance” because the conservative view is false. From their arrogant viewpoint, only the “truth” is worth reporting.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--CNSNews.com--


MELISSA FRANCIS: CNBC WOULDN’T ALLOW ME TO CRITICIZE THE PRESIDENT’S POLICIES - WHEN IT WAS OBAMA

Obamacare was never going to work, and the simple reason was math. When Melissa Francis, Fox Business anchor, made that point during her stint with CNBC, she was told she was disrespecting the office of the president.

(Posted Saturday, June 24, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--


CNN DELETES, RETRACTS STORY LINKING TRUMP AND RUSSIA

On Thursday evening, CNN investigative reporter Thomas Frank published a potentially explosive report involving an investigation of a Russian investment fund with potential ties to several associates of President Donald Trump.

(Posted Saturday, June 24, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Philadelphia Inquirer--


News of the Day

REP. GOWDY OUTRAGED, SLAMS MEDIA OVER COATS LEAKS

An outraged Rep. Trey Gowdy on Thursday slammed the news media for leaks of DNI Dan Coats testimony to the House Intelligence Committee “before the transcript’s even dry.”

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


OBAMA ATTNY: TRUMP TAPE CLAIM CAN BE ‘WITNESS INTIMIDATION’

President Donald Trump has made his possible legal problems worse by saying he did not have tapes of his conversations with former FBI director James Comey, according to Norm Eisen, who served as ethics attorney during President Barack Obama’s tenure.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--

Editorial Comment

Comey could not be intimidated by the possibility of the existence of recordings unless he was not telling the truth. - BK


PLANNED PARENTHOOD SPENT $734,000 IN FAILED GEORGIA RACE

Jon Ossoff lost the House race in Georgia’s 6th Congressional District despite receiving nearly three-quarters of $1 million from the Planned Parenthood Action Fund.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Washington Times--


PRIVATE INVESTIGATORS: SETH RICH MURDER EVIDENCE VANISHING

WASHINGTON - Several online accounts belonging to murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich have been deleted in recent weeks, according to team of private, nonpartisan investigators working on the case.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--WND--


DEMOCRATIC CONGRESSWOMAN: IDENTITY POLITICS HIJACKED MY PARTY

Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) is reportedly feeling a bit alone within her party. She was one of the few Democrats who were not sold on Hillary Clinton winning the 2016 election.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TownHall.com--


30 GOP CONGRESSMEN HAVE BEEN ATTACKED OR THREATENED SINCE MAY

A total of 30 Republican members of Congress have either been attacked or revealed that they were the victim of a death threat since the beginning of May.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--The Washington Free Beacon--


NEBRASKA DEM OFFICIAL OUSTED FOR CONDONING SCALISE SHOOTING

A Nebraska Democratic Party official is now in hot water. An audio recording was posted on YouTube Thursday with Phil Montag, a technology chairman, voicing how glad he was Louisiana Congressman Steve Scalise got shot last week at a baseball practice. Nebraska Democratic Party chairwoman Jane Kleeb confirmed to FOX 42 News Thursday it was really his voice.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--KPTM Fox 42--


GUIDESTAR SMEARS DOZENS OF CONSERVATIVE ORGANIZATIONS AS ‘HATE GROUPS’

The nation’s leading source of information on U.S. charities faces mounting criticism for using a controversial “hate group” designation in listings for some well-known and broadly supported conservative nonprofits.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Daily Signal--


ANTI-ABORTION GROUPS WORRY THAT PLANNED PARENTHOOD LANGUAGE MAY NOT SURVIVE SENATE

Anti-abortion groups cheered when language defunding Planned Parenthood made it into the Senate’s draft healthcare bill, but now they’re worried that language will get kicked out.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Washington Examiner--


JUDICIARY COMMITTEE TO PROBE LYNCH’S INTERFERENCE IN CLINTON INVESTIGATION

Members of the Senate Judiciary Committee have asked former Attorney General Loretta Lynch for information regarding the FBI’s Hillary Clinton email investigation and whether there was any political interference involved in the matter.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


DERSHOWITZ: TRUMP’S ‘BLUFF’ ON COMEY TAPES A LEGITIMATE LEGAL MOVE

President Donald Trump’s “bluff” over tapes of himself and James Comey was a purposely legal move to let the former FBI director know he had to be “very, very careful” about how he would testify, Alan Dershowitz said Friday.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


CITY OF FERGUSON PAYS OUT BIG MONEY TO SETTLE MICHAEL BROWN ‘WRONGFUL DEATH’ SUIT

The city attorney for Ferguson, Missouri, has disclosed the settlement amount in the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of Michael Brown.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--


AUTHOR: DESIGNATE ‘ANTIFA’ A DOMESTIC TERROR GROUP

WASHINGTON - Author Scott Greer is calling on the Trump administration to label the radical left-wing “antifa” coalition a domestic terror group, highlighting its penchant for violence and the fact that members are rapidly becoming “more brazen in their threats.”

(Posted Saturday, June 24, 2017 )   <Read it>

--WND--


CHINA, US AGREE AIM OF ‘COMPLETE, IRREVERSIBLE’ KOREAN DENUCLEARIZATION

China and the United States agreed that efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula should be “complete, verifiable and irreversible,” Chinese state media said on Saturday, reporting the results of high level talks in Washington this week.

(Posted Saturday, June 24, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com (Thomson/Reuters)--

Editorial Comment

No mention of how the South Koreans feel about this. - BK


BANNON: TRUMP THINKS ‘WARFIGHTERS’ SHOULD FIGHT NATION’S WARS

President Donald Trump believes it’s best to let his “warfighters” fight the wars, but he is very involved in the decision making process, according to White House chief strategist Steve Bannon.

(Posted Saturday, June 24, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


BERNIE AND JANE SANDERS, UNDER FBI INVESTIGATION FOR BANK FRAUD, HIRE LAWYERS

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., and his wife, Jane Sanders have hired prominent defense attorneys amid an FBI investigation into a loan Jane Sanders obtained to expand Burlington College while she was its president, CBS News confirms.

(Posted Saturday, June 24, 2017 )   <Read it>

--CBS News--


Our Brave New Schools

9-YEAR-OLD GETS COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHOLARSHIP

In case you missed it, there’s been a trend of some college programs offering scholarships to kids at much younger ages than normal. Usually this happens in the later stages of high school.

(Posted Saturday, June 24, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Charlotte Observer--


Selected Commentary and Analysis

REMAIN CALM DEMOCRATS, ALL IS WELL

Commentary by Daniel J. Flynn

Just ask Nancy Pelosi.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--American Spectator--


SO, YOU WANT A SWISS HEALTH-CARE SYSTEM?

Commentary by Kevin D. Williamson

Begin by doing away with employer-based plans.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--National Review--


WOULD BASEBALL TEAM HAVE MOCKED TEBOW’S RELIGION HAD HE BEEN A MUSLIM?

Commentary by Todd Starnes

The Charleston RiverDogs are in the doghouse with baseball fans after they incessantly mocked the Christian faith of Columbia Fireflies outfielder Tim Tebow.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TownHall.com--

Editorial Comment

There is “Islamophobia” rampant in this country, but it’s mostly found in those accusing others of it. - BK


WHY LIBERALS ARE SO OBSESSED WITH RACISM, HOMOSEXUALITY AND TRANSSEXUALISM

Commentary by John Hawkins

Conservatives care about logic. Liberals care about emotion. Conservatives care about whether a program works or not. Liberals care about how supporting a program makes them feel. Conservatives take the positions they do because they believe they’re best for society. Liberals take the positions they do because they make them feel and look compassionate or superior to hold those positions.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TownHall.com--


THE IMMORALITY OF THE FOSSIL-FUEL DIVESTMENT CAMPAIGN

Commentary by Benjamin Zycher

California is the center of the political campaign to induce pension funds and others to divest from fossil-fuel investments, justified as a path toward environmental improvement.

(Posted Friday, June 23, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Investor's Business Daily--


1 KEY DISTINCTION BETWEEN LEFT AND RIGHT

Commentary by Joseph Farah

What’s the difference? The left has its ideas, and the right has different ideas.

(Posted Saturday, June 24, 2017 )   <Read it>

--WND--


RADICAL ‘ANTI-FASCISTS’ ARE PRETTY DARN FASCIST

Commentary by Zachary Lemonides

‘Antifa’ is getting noticed - and exposed.

(Posted Saturday, June 24, 2017 )   <Read it>

--American Spectator--


THEY’RE WRONG ABOUT EVERYTHING

Commentary by Matthew Continetti

More evidence the political class doesn’t know what it’s talking about.

(Posted Saturday, June 24, 2017 )   <Read it>

--National Review--


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