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Threats to freedom of speech, writing and action, though often trivial in isolation, are cumulative in their effect and, unless checked, lead to a general disrespect for the rights of the citizen. -George Orwell

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

TOP 10 HORROR MOVIES, 2000-2010

Strap on your handhelds; things are about to get bloody.



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CLEVVER NEWS #DHR - MARCH 31, 2015



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TRIFECTA: BOB GELDOF...VENTURE CAPITALIST





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TOP 10 HORROR MOVIES, 1990-1999

What's your favorite scary movie?



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TOTALLY CLEVVER: THE RED CARPET PRANK



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THREE MARTINI LUNCH: MARCH 31, 2015

National Review's Ian Tuttle and Radio America's Greg Corombos discuss current events. Today's Martinis: Clinton's e-mail excuses continue to crumble, Harry Reid defends his baseless accusations against Mitt Romney, and Americans support a nuclear deal with Iran...even if it won't do any good.



Why Won't the Benghazi Committee Compel Clinton to Testify?
As one who was very pleased by the selection of Representative Trey Gowdy (R., S.C.) to chair the Benghazi Select Committee, I hate to seem like I'm haranguing him (see, e.g., here and here; but see also here). His investigative decisions, however, continue to be baffling.
The latest development in the Hillary Clinton e-mail saga is the disclosure by her private attorney, David Kendall, that she has deleted all e-mail from the private server on which she improperly conducted government business while she was secretary of state. (See Shannen Coffin's latest legal analysis regarding laws potentially broken by Mrs. Clinton here.) In light of the obvious ramifications this has for the Benghazi investigation, Fox News's Greta Van Susteren asked Chairman Gowdy what he intended to do about it. Gowdy responded:
We're going to have a conversation with Secretary Clinton. I would hope that it would be a transcribed interview, which is private, it protects her privacy. It protects national-security interests. And it rebuts this notion that this is a political charade, which some Democrats suggest. Let's have a private conversation about why you had your own server, why you didn't return the records when you left the State Department. And why you decided to permanently delete them when you knew the congressional investigations were ongoing.
The Washington Examiner is now reporting that Gowdy's committee has, in fact, "formally requested" that Mrs. Clinton appear for a private, transcribed interview - not compulsory public testimony. It is hard to say what is more disappointing: the chairman's plan or the instincts and apparent motivation behind it...
Also read:

Barometers of political conventional wisdom say Clinton has a big problem, even on MSNBC

A Tangled Web: Obama, Clinton, Iran, Israel, and the Democrats

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TOP 10 HORROR MOVIES, 1970-1979

These flicks will keep your beds shaking and your chainsaws revving.



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NERDIST NEWS: MARCH 31, 2015



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YESTERDAY'S HEADLINES TODAY - VOL. 607



Apple CEO Tim Cook Is Wrong About Indiana Religious Freedom Law

Want Evidence of Hysterical Anti-Christian Bigotry? Look No Further than #BoycottIndiana

Indiana's RFRA - and the Hysterical, Hate-Filled Response - Is All About the Signaling

Your Questions On Indiana's Religious Freedom Bill, Answered

Meet 10 Americans Helped By Religious Freedom Bills Like Indiana's

Liberals Have Discarded Religious Liberty

How would RFRA opponents deal with the Hitler cake?

Judicial Tyranny UnMoored

Meet the Men Behind Hillary Clinton's Private 'Spy Network'

American Deserter

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THIS DAY IN TWITCHY: MARCH 30, 2015



'Anchorman' director Adam McKay thinks he has the best way to punish Indiana for its RFRA law

It takes just ONE Iowahawk tweet to nutshell absurdity of Left's #BoycottIndiana outrage

Gov. Dan Malloy bans state-funded travel to Indiana despite Connecticut's own RFRA

ICYMI: That awkward moment when Hillary Clinton boards #BoycottIndiana train, but forgot about THIS

Breaking: Shooting at NSA's Fort Meade; Reports: 1 dead, 2 men disguised as women

Media orgasms everywhere over 'hot' new Daily Show host Trevor Noah

Media swoon over new 'Daily Show' host Trevor Noah. Then this embarrassing OOPS happened

What Obama said about Ted Kennedy today wasn't just outrageously idiotic; It was enraging

Paging self-awareness! In Kennedy speech, Obama bemoans 'money, special interests'; Then he did THIS

Marc Lamont Hill and Bill Ayers lead bleeding-heart brigade for hospitalized Mumia abu Jamal



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Monday, March 30, 2015

CLEVVER NEWS #DHR - MARCH 30, 2015



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TOP 10 HORROR MOVIES, 1960-1969

Maybe we really do all go a little mad sometimes?



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EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY: MARCH 30, 2015



EWTN News Nightly's Brian Patrick presents the headline news of the day.

Additional news and views from around the Catholic world:

On Pope Francis and Understanding Theology

Pope Francis Gives D.C. Archdiocese Another Shepherd for Latino Catholic Souls

Gay Lobby Doesn't Stop Indiana Governor From Signing State Religious-Freedom Bill

Will Notre Dame Continue to Betray its Catholic Identity?

Feminist "Logic": Misogyny's Ironic Ally

A Sacred Week of Living the Faith

Spiritual Renewal Paul VI Spoke of Has Not Yet Materialized

Modern Martyrs' Stations of the Cross

With #BringBackOurGirls no longer trending, Nigerians aghast at 'inaction' from donors

Everyone but churches can use NYC schools – will the mayor do anything about it?

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ARE SMART PHONES MAKING KIDS GO CRAZY?

Is your smartphone really a crazyphone when it comes to children? Hear more as Stephen Kruiser, Scott Ott and Leo Terrell discuss the impact technology is having on our kids.



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THREE MARTINI LUNCH: MARCH 30, 2015

National Review's Ian Tuttle and Radio America's Greg Corombos discuss current events. Today's Martinis: Carly Fiorina eyes a presidential run, Hillary Clinton reveals she wiped her server clean even as her e-mails were under subpoena, and proggies lose their collective minds over Indiana's Religious Freedom law.



Hillary's Nixon Moment Won't Be Forgotten
Is the Hillary Clinton email scandal over? That's the spin we're getting from mainstream media outlets. To the extent that the liberal media paid much attention to the bizarre story about the former secretary of state using only a private email address based on a home server to conduct official business, their interest seems to be at an end. Even many of those who covered the affair have now moved on to other stories, as Clinton continues the preparations for her expected coronation as the Democrats' 2016 presidential nominee.
While Clinton's apologists will claim, with some justice, that she has been treated far more roughly than, say, President Obama, last Friday's revelation that the home server on which all of her emails, both personal and government business, was "wiped," theoretically making it impossible for any of the State Department records that might not have been already turned over to the federal archives to be retrieved, confirms what her conservative antagonists have long feared: the rules really are different for the Clintons. Though House Republicans still investigating the Benghazi attacks may cry foul, it appears that Hillary is counting on a dearth of genuine outrage to let her get away with a stunt that no Republican could possibly get away with.
Clinton's apologists continue to tell us that there's no story here because she has already turned over 55,000 pages of printed out emails to the government. The fact that she got to determine which emails were official and which were personal renders that data dump meaningless. But her deletion of all those messages that she deemed personal, even though all of her records were under subpoena from the House Benghazi Committee, rendered what might have been considered a dubious decision an outrageous act of arrogant defiance.
Defending that inexplicable decision to delete personal emails was a difficult task for the usual suspects who are given the job of defending the Clintons on television talk shows. But that daunting task was made even more absurd by the announcement that the server was wiped...
Also read:

Meet the Press Panel Laughs at Defense of Clinton's E-mail Shenanigans

Clinton's emails: Deleted but not gone

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7 CELEBS IN THE TUMBLR HALL OF FAME



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TOP 10 HORROR MOVIES FROM BEFORE 1960

They're creatures of the night; try not to die of fright.



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YESTERDAY'S HEADLINES TODAY - VOL. 606



Oh Dear: The Liberal Hysteria Over Indiana's Religious Freedom Bill Has Begun

Scott Walker's partner in power

Walker Toughens Immigration Position After Setbacks

Is Rubio's moment coming or has it already passed?

Hillary Milhous Clinton

Who Says You Can't Speak Ill of Hillary?

ObamaCare Is Still Failing Five Years Later

You are probably breaking the law right now

Time for Lawyers to Take a Stand Against BDS

History, truth & politics: Researcher seeks to clear the record on Fr. Junipero Serra

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THIS DAY IN TWITCHY: MARCH 29, 2015



Is former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley about to challenge Hillary for the Dem nomination? 'Sure sounds' like it…

'Nearly assassination-style': Boston police shooting suspect identified as 'career criminal' Angelo West, age 41

Caption contest: What did the Easter Bunny say to John Dingell?

'I'm glad whites are uncomfortable by this. Deal with it.' #BlackBrunchATL demonstrators out in force again

Jennifer Granholm 'groveling for relevance within Hillary World' with 'watch out' comment to Martin O'Malley

'Willful ignorance': Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn puts Obama's Middle East failure in perspective

'Bring them in from the cold': Richard Branson tweets his support of a 'historic peace deal with Iran'

Sally Kohn or middle schooler making jokes at recess? We're really not sure…

Palm Sunday services? Pfft! More golf today for the vacationer-in-chief

'Pls run ur country and not golf!': President Vacay creates huge traffic jam on Florida Turnpike



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Sunday, March 29, 2015

O'MALLEY: "THE PRESIDENCY...IS NOT SOME CROWN TO BE PASSED BETWEEN TWO FAMILIES"



Martin O'Malley is a proggie who, like Fauxcahontas herself, masquerades as a populist.  He's probably going to run for president, in which case his comments are completely self-serving...but he's not wrong. Neither is National Review's Charles Cooke, who hints at what I've been saying all along:


We need a man of the people, a blue-collar candidate for these populists times to defeat Hillary Clinton. And I have just the right man for that job...

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YESTERDAY'S HEADLINES TODAY - VOL. 605



Situation Normal: Hillary Clinton obstructs justice and operates outside the law

Ted Cruz's Contradictory Position on Illegal Immigration

Jeb Bush & James Baker's Zombie Foreign Policy

Rumor Mill: Rubio Could Announce His Presidential Run on April 13

Protests over Indiana version of RFRA seem to miss one important point

If Yelp doesn't like religious freedom laws they should stop reviewing restaurants

Claiming race-victimization - everyone wants to get in on the act

Germanwings and Evil

Charter Schools Aren't Perfect, But They Introduce Some Necessary Competition

Public Shaming Week at College Insurrection

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PALM SUNDAY MASS & THE ANGELUS DOMINI

Blessing of the Palms and olive branches, Procession and Palm Sunday Mass presided over by Pope Francis, followed by the Angelus.



Pope Francis on Palm Sunday: Remember persecuted Christians
Following the proclamation of the Passion according to St. Mark, Pope Francis delivered a homily, in which he reflected on the plight of all those who endure humiliation because of their faithfulness to the Gospel, all those who face discrimination and pay a personal price for their fidelity to Christ.
"We think too of our brothers and sisters who are persecuted because they are Christians," he said, "the martyrs of our own time." The Holy Father went on to say, "They refuse to deny Jesus and they endure insult and injury with dignity. They follow Him on His way."
The reflection came at the end of his brief Palm Sunday homily, which was intensely focused on the way of humility that Christ chose to undertake for our salvation. "This is God's way, the way of humility," he said. "It is the way of Jesus; there is no other."
The Holy Father concluded with a call to all the faithful to undertake the Way of the Cross, which leads to salvation and eternal life, with new dedication and devotion during Holy Week. "Let us set about with determination along this same path," said Pope Francis, "with immense love for Him, our Lord and Savior.  Love will guide us and give us strength.  For where He is, we too shall be."








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Friday, March 27, 2015

HOLLYWIRE'S THE TV SHOW: MARCH 27, 2015



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CLEVVER NEWS #DHR - MARCH 27, 2015



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EWTN NEWS NIGHTLY: MARCH 27, 2015



EWTN News Nightly's Brian Patrick presents the headline news of the day.

Additional news and views from around the Catholic world:

Mysterium Iniquitatis

Cardinal Baselios on Indian Nun's Rape: 'This Is an Abominable Crime'

Catholic Schools Are 'Vehicles' of Pro-Life Movement, Say Pro-Life Leaders

Defining Doctrine Protects Divine Mystery

During Lent, you put your faith (and fish) where your mouth is

A Self-Styled "Pro-Life" Politician Goes Horribly Wrong

Celebrating Teresa of Avila, a Prayerful Saint

Two young religious orders look to expand to Denver this summer

Oils consecrated at chrism Mass central to Church's sacraments, rituals

The 'Bach to School' Program

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THREE MARTINI LUNCH: MARCH 27, 2015

National Review's Ian Tuttle and Radio America's Jim Geraghty discuss current events. Today's Martinis: Harry Reid retires, the Obama regime grants more concessions to Iran, and Barbara Lee thinks climate change will cause prostitution.



Obama Regime Threatens U.S. Allies for Disagreeing with Iran Nuke Deal
Efforts by the Obama administration to stem criticism of its diplomacy with Iran have included threats to nations involved in the talks, including U.S. allies, according to Western sources familiar with White House efforts to quell fears it will permit Iran to retain aspects of its nuclear weapons program.
A series of conversations between top American and French officials, including between President Obama and French President Francois Hollande, have seen Americans engage in behavior described as bullying by sources who spoke to the Washington Free Beacon.
The disagreement over France's cautious position in regard to Iran threatens to erode U.S. relations with Paris, sources said.
Tension between Washington and Paris comes amid frustration by other U.S. allies, such as Saudi Arabia and Israel. The White House responded to this criticism by engaging in public campaigns analysts worry will endanger American interests...
Also read:

Obama's Latest Concession Guts What's Left of the Iran Nuclear Deal

The Conversation About Iran Obama Wants

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NERDIST NEWS: MARCH 27, 2015



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YESTERDAY'S HEADLINES TODAY - VOL. 603



Saudi Arabia forms international coalition, launches war in Yemen against Iran-backed rebels

The Yemen Mess Is Sparking a Full-Fledged Regional War

Yemen and the Collapse of Obama's Middle East Policy

Obama Regime Caves to Key Iranian Demands as Nuke Deal Comes Together

The Washington Post Sugarcoats Obama's Communist Mentor

Pope Francis to visit White House Sept. 23

The ACLU's Betrayal of Civil Liberties

D.C. City Council Violates Catholic Schools' Right to Free Exercise of Religion

Just Murder, Not a 'Hate Crime'

Ron Paul supporters bolt Rand Paul camp

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