Mayor de Blasio to Ban Horse Carriages?

Is this the new Tammany Society?  Is Steve Nislick the new “Boss Tweed”?

from TheBlaze:

When New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced recently that he’d make banning the city’s horse-drawn carriages his first priority, a lot of people were left asking, “Really?”

Could This be the Reason De Blasio Decided to Go After Horse Carriages in NYC?

A horse drawn (Getty Images)

Indeed, for all the problems de Blasio claims the city struggles with, it would seem horse-drawn carriages would take a back seat. But they haven’t and he’s pursuing the ban. read more

Vote With Your Wallet

You research who you vote for before heading to the polls, so why wouldn’t you research where you chose to spend your money, thereby funding a company’s activism activity?

That’s what Chris Walker wants to know and is also why he created a tool to help conservatives, who might not realize some of the places they choose to shop might be funding initiatives against their values. read more

Obama’s Heist of the Century

It is increasingly clear that the 2012 elections, both presidential and senate, were stolen by Obama, the Democratic Party, the IRS, and government employee unions. It’s right out of a mob movie like “The Godfather.”

The Obama Crime Family could give the mob lessons. Don Obama plays for keeps. The Don gets what he wants and when he found himself in danger of losing his power and control, Obama went to his enforcers – the IRS.

In a story reminiscent of the mob fixing union elections, the IRS enforcers conspired to destroy Don Obama’s main competition – the Tea Parties and other conservative fundraising groups. read more

Dick Durbin; The Dreamer

from:   at TheBlaze:

Update: It’s Friday morning and efforts by TheBlaze to extract an official response on this story from Senator Durbin are ongoing. As of 10:15 ET, there has been no official statement released from the senator’s offices.

It has been two days since a rather unflattering story broke about Alaa Mukahhal, one of Senator Dick Durbin’s “Dream Act” poster children. His website also refers to them as “American Dreamers” and highlights their stories online.

In those two days, the offensive Facebook pages of Alaa Mukahhal have been scrubbed and Senator Durbin has managed to duck or avoid TheBlaze’s efforts to secure a comment on her offensive actions and words.

Before 10 a.m. on Thursday, TheBlaze tried contacting Sen. Durbin’s office in Washington, D.C. In our first request to speak with the senator’s press secretary, we were hung up on. Additional requests for a connection to the lawmaker’s press secretary, Maria McElwain, via a cellphone or email address were not honored. No calls have been returned. read more

Eradication of Israel

Some San Diego State University students studying the Arabic language were dismayed when they were handed a map by their professor at the beginning of the semester which labeled the State of Israel as “Palestine.”

The pro-Israel advocacy group StandWithUs tells TheBlaze that the professor, Ghassan Zakaria, distributed the map on the second day his Arabic 101 class met. Students worried that if they complained about the map they could be labeled as “troublemakers” and that their grades could be impacted, StandWithUs said, adding students turned to the organization fo help. The group urged its members to contact the university to complain. read more

Black Teen Sends Texts To Himself

A black high school student in New Jersey who claimed he received racist text messages demanding him to drop out of a student government election sent the messages to himself, a school official confirmed to TheBlaze Tuesday.

“The police have confirmed the student had sent the text messages to himself,” Saint Peter’s Prep vice principal James Horan told TheBlaze Tuesday morning.

Saint Peter's Prep

Horan said in a statement the school is happy to finally put the issue behind them, and “now considers the case closed.”

“The entire Saint Peter’s Prep community is relieved that this extremely distressing incident has found closure, and we commend the various law enforcement officials for their diligent work on this case over the past months,” Horan said.

The unidentified 16-year-old was running for president of the school’s student government in May when he complained to school officials, and later police, that he had received several racist texts, according to NJ.com.

“We have NEVER and will NEVER have an (n-word) to lead our school,” one reportedly said.

Another supposedly called him a “slave” and said “COMEONE your [sic] black!!! lol your [sic] a joke for even trying to run.”

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