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Jill Abramson Reboots Her ´High-Tech Lynching´ of Clarence Thomas
Just when you thought things couldn't go lower.
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Put Comey on the hot seat
....and leave him there.
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Diseased Streets
Our dirtiest city.
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The Fake Leading the Fake
The sorry state of lie-based power.
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CBS’s Nancy Cordes to John Podesta:
How Is It That These Russian Operatives
Knew to Focus on Purple States and Your Campaign Didn’t?

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Why real Americans don´t care
for these Winter Olympics
Daily Mail [UK], by Jack Engelhard    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/20/2018 6:06:54 AM     Post Reply
If I had a say in this, there’d be only two countries taking part in Winter Olympics 2018 – the United States versus Russia. We don’t need the rest. Like it was when we beat them in hockey, 1980. As you can see, there are too many countries around the world…too many, absolutely, around Pyeonchang, which is in South Korea. Was that really the best choice? Never mind. That’s another topic. But I must say this – my Uncle Marv did return (wounded) from the war there; but 33,652 other Americans did not. It’s called “The Forgotten War.” I’ll bet it is not forgotten

Jill Abramson Reboots Her ´High-Tech
Lynching´ of Clarence Thomas
PJ Media, by David Steinberg    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 2/20/2018 5:56:37 AM     Post Reply
Former New York Times Executive Editor Jill Abramson served only three years in that role; she was reportedly fired in 2014 for an ill-founded complaint about her compensation and for her "brusque" workplace manner. Her editorial competence was not questioned, however. In the era of #MeToo equalizing the perpetrators of rape with those of inadvertent microaggressions, perhaps no one remains in elite New York media qualified to make such a judgment, anyway. This week, Abramson´s reputation seemingly landed her a 4,000-word New York magazine cover story, which resurrects the sexual harassment complaints against Justice Clarence Thomas:

Trump endorses recent GOP foe
Mitt Romney for Utah Senate
Fox News, by Samuel Chamberlain    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/20/2018 5:44:34 AM     Post Reply
President Trump gave his full backing to 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Monday, saying Romney´s bid for a Senate seat from Utah "has my full support and endorsement!" The president´s tweet suggested he may have buried the hatchet, at least temporarily, with the GOP foe who called Trump a "phony" and a "fraud" in 2016. Trump wrote Monday evening that Romney "will make a great Senator and worthy successor" to the retiring Orrin Hatch. In response, Romney tweeted, "Thank you Mr. President for the support. I hope that over the course of the campaign I also earn the support

  



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Obnoxious, ignorant teens
now demand curbs on guns
Washington Times, by Cheryl K. Chumley    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/20/2018 5:32:39 AM     Post Reply
Teens across the nation, fed up with school shootings, are planning marches, media events and three-minute demonstrations at the White House in order to get across their messages of frustration with the Second Amendment and to demand lawmakers take immediate action. Now if only they weren’t so dang entitled, snarky and obnoxious. “My message for the people in office is: You’re either with us or against us,” said junior Cameron Kasky, in CNN. “We are losing our lives while the adults are playing around.” Oh please. Insert eye-roll here. Yes, Parkland, Florida, was an utter tragedy. Yes, Parkland, Florida, was

As Mitt Romney Sets
Sights on the Senate:
7 Highlights of His
Post-Defeat Days
Breitbart, by Ian Mason    Original Article
Posted By: Tishimself- 2/20/2018 5:32:25 AM     Post Reply
Mitt Romney kicked off his run to replace Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) Friday. As Romney makes his bid to become a new Never Trump pole in the U.S. Senate, here are some of his most notable forays into politics since losing to Barack Obama in the 2012 presidential election. 1. Trump is “A Fraud, a Phony:” Romney’s most celebrated re-entry to the political seen came with his March 3, 2016 disavowal of then-candidate Donald Trump, who was surging on his way to succeed Romney as the Republican nominee. “Here’s what I know. Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud. His

Put Comey on the hot seat
Boston Herald, by Adriana Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/20/2018 5:23:14 AM     Post Reply
ABC News anchor George Stephanopoulos, a former Democratic operative has — surprise — landed an interview with fired FBI Director James Comey to plug his new book. Here are a few questions the former Clintonite should, but won’t, ask: • Hillary Clinton broke the law when she recklessly mishandled classified emails, deleted 33,000 emails, wiped servers and destroyed devices relevant to a federal investigation into her rogue servers — all serious crimes. Yet you shielded her from prosecution, which kept her in the presidential race. Don’t you owe Bernie Sanders and the American people an apology for meddling in the election?

Why the Secret Service fought to protect
John Kelly and Trump´s nuclear football in Beijing
Washington Examiner [DC], by Tom Rogan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/20/2018 5:16:20 AM     Post Reply
On Sunday, Axios´ Johnathan Swan reported that the U.S. Secret Service had to step in to protect White House chief of staff, John Kelly at a function in Beijing, China, last November. The incident occurred during President Trump´s state visit to the communist nation. According to Swan, the Chinese prevented a military aide carrying Trump´s nuclear forces-command case ("the football") from entering the Great Hall of the People. When notified of what was happening, John Kelly apparently moved to escort the military officer inside the building. At this point, a Chinese official grabbed Kelly and the two men briefly pushed each

  


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Diseased Streets
NBC, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/20/2018 4:51:07 AM     Post Reply
How dirty is San Francisco? An NBC Bay Area Investigation reveals a dangerous mix of drug needles, garbage, and feces throughout downtown San Francisco. The Investigative Unit surveyed 153 blocks of the city – the more than 20-mile stretch includes popular tourist spots like Union Square and major hotel chains. The area – bordered by Van Ness Avenue, Market Street, Post Street and Grant Avenue – is also home to City Hall, schools, playgrounds, and a police station.As the Investigative Unit photographed nearly a dozen hypodermic needles scattered across one block, a group of preschool students happened to walk by

How will Democrats handle
their blue-collar blues?
New York Post, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/20/2018 4:45:35 AM     Post Reply
Politico reports that Democrats aren’t keen on having Bill Clinton help out in this year’s campaigns, what with #MeToo consciousness so high. Too bad that leaves them without any major figure to appeal to working-class voters. Party figures tried to be diplomatic about it. Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) told Politico that the ex-president “just brings up a lot of issues that will be very tough for Democrats” and their messaging. Clinton’s past is just too vivid a reminder that sexual abuse is a bipartisan problem, if Harvey Weinstein & Co. weren’t enough. Former President Barack Obama can’t help much: He’s popular with the

Heh: Kasich Deletes Pro-Gun
Section From Campaign Website
Hot Air, by Allahpundit    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/20/2018 4:40:47 AM     Post Reply
Very strange that the horrific massacre of kindergarteners in Newtown didn’t convince him to crack down on gun rights when he was preparing to run for the Republican nomination in 2016, yet now that he’s eyeing a run as a centrist independent, the horrific massacre of high-schoolers in Parkland has convinced him that enough’s enough. Watching Kasich try to prove, futilely, to Democratic voters that he’s suddenly abandoned 35 years of Republican policies in hopes of winning some of their votes will be one of the great guilty pleasures of the next presidential cycle.A pro-Second Amendment section of John Kasich’s

Michael Moore participated in anti-Trump
rally allegedly organized by Russians
Fox News, by Gregg Re    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/20/2018 4:34:59 AM     Post Reply
Michael Moore, the polemical filmmaker who has long accused President Trump of colluding with Russians, posted videos and pictures of himself participating in a protest in Manhattan that was allegedly organized by Russians in November 2016. Prosecutors said Friday that the Russians indicted for meddling in the presidential campaign were also behind anti-Trump rallies that occured after the election. The government alleged in an indictment signed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller that the defendants organized a Nov. 12 “Trump is NOT my President” rally in New York. Their “strategic goal” was to “sow discord in the U.S. political system,” the

  



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7 Simple Steps to Eliminate
School Shootings Overnight
Town Hall, by Kevin McCullough    Original Article
Posted By: Zarin- 2/20/2018 1:00:54 AM     Post Reply
After days of bitter hurt, anger, deep savage argument, and plenty of non-thinking social media trolls blurting whatever comes to mind through their thumbs, it’s time we as Americans begin a genuine discussion about how to stop the next school shooting from occurring. [skip] Nonetheless, the rhetoric is so loud and the anger so tightly wound that a way forward needs to begin. Genuinely good people on both sides of this issue disagree. [skip]But note that both sets of people desire safety in general. Here’s seven simple steps that can and should be implemented overnight across the country and in similar fashion

´We must act before another child is
killed´: Warning over abuse linked to
witchcraft and possession beliefs in UK
Independent [UK], by Lizzie Dearden    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/20/2018 12:08:14 AM     Post Reply
Thousands of children could be abused because relatives believe they are witches or possessed by evil spirits in Britain, it has been warned. Experts fear another child will be murdered if efforts to prevent abuse linked to faith and belief are not urgently stepped up, following the horrific deaths of young victims including Kristy Bamu and Ayesha Ali. The first ever Government statistics on the issue showed that witchcraft and possession were linked to almost 1,500 potential abuse cases across the UK in a single year but the figure is thought to be an underestimate. “These beliefs are very real and on

Selfishness Is Killing Liberalism
Atlantic, by James Traub    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/19/2018 10:45:12 PM     Post Reply
The death of liberalism constitutes the publishing world’s biggest mass funeral since the death of God half a century ago. Some authors, like conservative philosopher Patrick Deneen, of Why Liberalism Failed, have come to bury yesterday’s dogma. Others, like Edward Luce (The Retreat of Western Liberalism), Mark Lilla (The Once and Future Liberal), and Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt (How Democracies Die) come rather to praise. I’m in the latter group; the title-in-my-head of the book I’m now writing is What Was Liberalism. But perhaps, like God, liberalism has been buried prematurely. Maybe the question that we should be asking

Dallas Mayor Pro Tem urges NRA to
find a new home for their convention
KTRK-TV [Houston, TX], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/19/2018 10:29:05 PM     Post Reply
DALLAS, Texas-A leader in Dallas politics does not want the National Rifle Association to meet in his city. Mayor Pro Tem Dwaine Caraway is urging the NRA to find a new home for its annual convention. He says the meeting is not appropriate in Dallas in the wake of last week´s school shooting in Florida. Caraway also points to the past tragedies in Dallas, including the 2016 ambush that killed five Dallas officers, and the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. "It is a tough call when you ask the NRA to reconsider coming to Dallas. But it is putting

  



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L.A. County´s homeless problem
is worsening despite billions
from tax measures
Los Angeles Times, by Doug Smith    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/19/2018 10:23:43 PM     Post Reply
Los Angeles County´s homeless population is increasing faster than the supply of new housing, even with the addition of thousands of beds in the last two years and millions of dollars beginning to flow in from two ballot measures targeting the crisis, according to a long-awaited report by the region´s homelessness agency. The report showed that officials two years ago far underestimated how much new housing would be needed when they asked city and county voters to approve the tax measures. (Snip) Providing permanent housing for the county´s chronically homeless population would require more than 20,000 new units, about 5,000 more

Brit Hume Discusses Possible Push
for Gun Control Legislation…
Conservative Tree House, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/19/2018 10:23:37 PM     Post Reply
If Nikolas Cruz had been arrested for his prior criminal behavior he would not have passed a background check for a firearm purchase. The issue was/is not the background check; the issue was/is the lack of a prior arrest. Hence, the Broward County school and law enforcement policy is ultimately what failed. (Video) I don’t say this lightly, but the lawyers have the easiest case for ‘wrongful death’ lawsuits in the history of this type of litigation. The county policy constructed by public officials (School Board and Superintendent), and the county law enforcement policy that was specifically and intentionally designed

Trump endorses Romney in Utah Senate race
The Hill, by Jacqueline Thomsen    Original Article
Posted By: JansGraphix- 2/19/2018 10:09:11 PM     Post Reply
President Trump endorsed Mitt Romney in the Senate race to replace retiring Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) on Monday night, despite reportedly urging Hatch to run for reelection to block Romney out. “He will make a great Senator and worthy successor to @OrrinHatch, and has my full support and endorsement!” Trump tweeted. Trump and Romney have had a complicated relationship. The 2012 GOP presidential nominee was a frequent critic [SNIP] However, former Romney campaign staffers told The Hill that they believed the former governor wouldn’t run as a protest candidate, but wouldn’t be afraid to speak out against Trump.

What Liberals Don’t Understand:
A Serious Attempt at Gun Confiscation
Could Lead to Civil War
PJ Media, by John Hawkins    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/19/2018 9:58:49 PM     Post Reply
“From my cold, dead hands!” – Charlton Heston Liberals love to fantasize about confiscating every gun in America. It may be their most beautiful dream. Liberals get control of the Supreme Court and ignore the Second Amendment; Washington makes gun ownership illegal; almost all the guns come pouring in or are destroyed; a few hapless Jim Bobs who won’t get in line get shot up by the cops and then the government is free to do anything it wants and if people don’t like it, well, what are they going to do about it without guns? Let me suggest a less happy,

The Fake Leading the Fake
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/19/2018 9:52:59 PM     Post Reply
Are we watching what´s left of Western civilization drive itself nuts? Not just Trump, but a whole cast of strange Washington figures daily appear on TV, saying the most astonishing things. Even the subject matter of public discourse has gone weird. Shrillness and hysteria are the order of the day. Every statement is shouted in capital letters. Nor is there any harbor to be found in social media, only more paranoia -- amplified by Russian trolls admired perhaps by fake rental followers from India. There is even fake music. The watchers have been contaminated. Newsweek has been accused of falsifying their audience

  



17-year-old Texas girl pretended to
be a victim after planning her friend´s
robbery, authorities say
Dallas Morning News, by Tom Steele    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/19/2018 9:12:36 PM     Post Reply
A 17-year-old Texas girl was arrested last week after authorities say she planned for a friend to be robbed and then pretended to be a victim during his carjacking. Deputies were called around 11:30 p.m. Friday after 20-year-old Preston Barry reported that he and friend Susan Mize, 17, had been robbed at gunpoint in Montgomery County. Barry told deputies that Mize had told him he could make $150 by driving some of her friends to Houston. The two then drove to a park and picked up a 16-year-old boy. As they waited, a 15-year-old boy in a mask walked up

Teen masterminded plot
to carjack dad: cops
New York Post, by Tamar Lapin    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/19/2018 7:24:38 PM     Post Reply
She could have just asked for an allowance. A Texas teen was the mastermind behind a plot to carjack her dad — just to get some money out of him, Texas authorities said. Deputies said two teen boys carjacked Susan Mize, 16, and her father Friday in their red Nissan — holding them at gunpoint and ordering them to drive home to fork over more cash, according to the Montgomery County Police Reporter. Once at the house, the quick-thinking dad ran inside, locked the door and called 911, cops said. The two men let Mize go and fled in the car before abandoning

Will Anthony Kennedy Retire?
What Influences a Justice’s Decision
New York Times, by Adam Liptak    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/19/2018 6:56:07 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Supreme Court justices say they do not act politically when they decide cases. But they freely admit to taking account of politics in deciding when to retire. Most justices, for instance, try to step down under politically like-minded presidents. “That’s not 100 percent true,” Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist said in 1999, six years before he died, “but it certainly is true in more cases than not.” Such political calculations are perfectly proper, he said, as “deciding when to step down from the court is not a judicial act.” For the second year in a row, rumors that

Trump, Pence to address CPAC this week
The Hill, by Melanie Zanona    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/19/2018 6:32:03 PM     Post Reply
President Trump will address the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday for the second year in a row, according to an agenda released on Monday. Vice President Mike Pence, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and Fox News host Sean Hannity are also slated to speak this week at the conservative confab, which kicks off Wednesday at the National Harbor complex in Maryland. Thousands of conservatives are expected to descend on the region for CPAC’s annual convention, which is widely regarded as the Super Bowl of conservative politics. Trump was greeted with chants of

WSJ: Tech Workers Plan
On Leaving Silicon
Valley In Droves
Daily Caller, by Eric Lieberman    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/19/2018 6:30:57 PM     Post Reply
A number of workers in Silicon Valley are planning to leave the tech hub due to a discomfort stemming from a uniform way of thinking in the industry and region, according to The Wall Street Journal. The workers already are or plan on indirectly following the lead of Peter Thiel, a President Donald Trump-supporting venture capitalist. The billionaire entrepreneur recently announced he is leaving Silicon Valley for the slightly less liberal Los Angeles area to escape an allegedly pervasive discrimination against conservatives and some libertarians. Citing a number of influential investors, and a couple of tech workers and startup entrepreneurs,

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