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Tuesday, February 28, 2017

 


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House Intelligence chairman says he hasn’t
found evidence of Trump team’s ties to Russia

Impossible to find something that isn't there.
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The Day the New York Times Lost All Credibility
8 year Obamagush mode goes to the bone.
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Oscar Blunder or Marketing Genius?
Squeezing some "news" out of a botched event.
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Inside Trump´s Secret Dinner:
A Side of the President You Don´t Ever See

Trump has figured out a way to slip into the night.
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Spicer checks WH staffers´ phones for leaks,
vows more searches coming

Here's a witch hunt you don't want to miss.
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Must Read Archive [Last 60 Days]




And so it came to pass that the Beast was hired by the tall blonde man and given the most resplendent uniform he had ever seen. It was much better than the Trump building doorman or even the tall man's drivers and pilots. On weekends the Beast guarded the pools and cabanas at Mar-a-Lago and during the week he handled the big brass doors leading to the Trump Building Grill. When November came he knew who he was going to vote for.




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´You Don´t Know!´: Tucker and
Bill Nye Clash on Climate Change
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: KarenJ1- 2/28/2017 11:34:01 AM     Post Reply
Bill Nye the Science Guy believes that climate change skeptics suffer from "cognitive dissonance," which prevents them from accepting how man-made global warming affects their lives. On "Tucker Carlson Tonight," Nye argued that many people prefer to bury their heads in the sand instead of accepting evidence that conflicts with their preexisting worldviews. "The evidence for climate change is overwhelming, so we´re looking for an explanation for why you guys are having so much trouble with it," Nye said. Tucker said that he - like most people - is open to the idea that the climate is indeed changing. He

Lavrov vs. McCain: Is Russia an Enemy?
Chronicles Magazine, by Pat Buchanan    Original Article
Posted By: trapper- 2/28/2017 11:18:08 AM     Post Reply
The founding fathers of the Munich Security Conference, said John McCain, would be "be alarmed by the turning away from universal values and toward old ties of blood, and race, and sectarianism." McCain was followed by Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov who called for a "post-West world order." Russia has "immense potential" for that said Lavrov, "we´re open for that inasmuch as the U.S. is open." Now McCain is not wrong. Nationalism is an idea whose time has come again. Those "old ties of blood, and race, and sectarianism" do seem everywhere ascendant. But that is a reality we must recognize

Target shares plunge
on weak sales outlook
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/28/2017 10:52:31 AM     Post Reply
Target Corp reported a steeper-than-expected decline in fourth-quarter same-store sales and said it expected sales to continue to fall this fiscal year, sending its shares tumbling 13 percent in premarket trading on Tuesday. The company has struggled with declining sales as shoppers increasingly gravitate to online retailers such as Amazon.com Inc and spend more on big-ticket purchases such as cars and home renovations rather than electronics, food and apparel. The big box retailer’s net income slumped to $817 million, or $1.45 per share in the fourth quarter ended Jan. 28, from $1.43 billion, or $2.32 per share, a year earlier.

  


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Adoption agency´s demise
sheds light on troubled industry
CBS News, by Kate Gibson    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/28/2017 10:22:20 AM     Post Reply
When Christa Trinler and Wayne Walrath decided in 2016 to adopt a child, the upstate New York couple braced themselves for potential hurdles, including an average wait of up to two years and costs that can easily exceed $45,000. One scenario they did not consider: that the adoption agency they were working with -- at a cost of nearly $2,000 a month -- would suddenly and without warning shut its doors. (Snip) Private infant adoptions in the U.S. have declined nine-fold since the early 1970s and now number about 14,000 a year. International adoptions peaked in 2004 at just under

Is There More to the Flynn Story?
American Conservative, by Philip Giraldi    Original Article
Posted By: trapper- 2/28/2017 9:29:42 AM     Post Reply
The American media is ignoring a story from London about the abrupt resignation of Robert Hannigan, the head of Britain’s highly secretive Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ), which is the codebreaking equivalent of the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA). Hannigan’s resignation on January 23 surprised everyone, with only a few hours’ notice provided to his staff. He claimed in a press release that he wanted to spend more time with his family, which reportedly includes a sick wife and elderly parents. Given the abruptness of the decision, it seems likely to be a cover story.

Ohio investigation found 385 non-US
citizens registered to vote, 82 cast
illegal ballots
WCMH-TV [Columbus, OH], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/28/2017 9:29:30 AM     Post Reply
COLUMBUS — Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted announced an investigation has uncovered that hundreds of non-US citizens are registered to vote in the state, and dozens of them voted illegally. According to a release from Husted, 385 people who are not citizens of the United States are registered to vote in Ohio. Out of those, 82 voted in at least one election in the last year.Husted’s office says the 82 non-citizens who are registered to vote and cast ballots will be immediately referred to law enforcement for further investigation and possible prosecution. “In light of the national discussion about illegal voting

EPIC – Erin Burnett Says Talking to
Russians is “Treason” – Gottabe…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/28/2017 9:24:30 AM     Post Reply
Treason I say, T.R.E.A.S.O.N. Oh, stop… my sides hurt. I cannot stop laughing and I’ve watched this video more than a few times. CNN Dingbat Erin Burnett tries to tell former Attorney General Michael Mukasey that talking to the Russians about the election is a crime, “a crime”… Actually, “Treason”, swear… gottabe.. or something. Oh, the look on Mukasey’s face is buckets of funny. “What”? !! The media have gone so deep inside their echo-chambered moonbattery, they’ve convinced themselves that talking to Russians is a criminal act. WATCH: (Video) Comrade Sean Spicer should wear a big fur hat and bring a dancing

  


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March 4th – Spirit of America Rallies
– (Link To Locations)…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/28/2017 9:22:03 AM     Post Reply
On Saturday March 4th, 2017, there will be multiple “Spirit of America” rallies, and “March for Trump” rallies, being held across the country. The events are generally being heralded as Pro-Trump rallies, intended to unite and counter the divisional protest marches being held in opposition to our current President.Main Street Patriots has a list of events, by State, with times and locations available – SEE HERE There is also a Facebook Page HERE – March for Trump is HERE (Trump tweet) To find an EVENT NEAR YOU – SEE HERE There’s also another GROUP – SEE HERE

Trump Pushes For Massive Budget,
Staff Cuts At EPA
Daily Caller, by Michael Bastasch    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/28/2017 8:58:15 AM     Post Reply
President Donald Trump will ask Congress to cut the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) budget 24 percent, or nearly $2 billion, according to sources familiar with the budget plans. The White House sent draft budget plans to agency heads Monday, detailing billions of dollars in cuts to a wide range of federal programs. Cuts to EPA and other agencies will fund a $54 billion increase in defense spending. A source informed of the budget plans told E&E News Trump will push for a nearly $2 billion cut to EPA’s $8.1 billion budget. A source told Politico Trump also “proposed reducing EPA’s

Is Islam a Religion of Peace?
Let’s ask the OIC
American Thinker, by John Ellis    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 2/28/2017 8:57:12 AM     Post Reply
President Trump’s order to pause immigration from seven Middle Eastern countries provoked two opposite and almost equally strong reactions, the one decrying what it saw as an illegitimate move against a religion, the other welcoming a sensible breathing space while better vetting procedures are developed. (snip) Islam is more, not less organized than Christianity. It has a clear focal point: the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The OIC is composed of 57 countries that are either majority Muslim, or have large Muslim populations. It describes itself as “the collective voice of the Islamic world,” and is widely accepted as such.

True scale of disastrous SAS mission
to destroy Argentinian Exocet missiles
is retold by servicemen on both
sides of the Falklands War
Daily Mail [UK], by Rebecca Taylor    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/28/2017 7:46:23 AM     Post Reply
The full story of the disastrous SAS attempt to invade Argentina and destroy the Exocet missiles has been told by those on both sides of the Falklands War. British soldiers were operating under poor intelligence as they attempted to destroy the missiles before Argentina could use them to do further damage, after they´d hit the HMS Sheffield. Pictures show the soldiers as well as the Argentine crew and Capitan de Corbeta Curilovic who were responsible for attacking the HMS Invincible, as part of an historic book. Argentine Miguel Pita is also pictured at Stanley airport folding up a Union flag as Argentina initially

  


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The Democrats are not
done ruining the country
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by Jack Engelhard    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/28/2017 7:36:45 AM     Post Reply
This is really not your father’s Democratic Party. Joined at the hip, after last week’s roll call in Atlanta, are Tom Perez and Keith Ellison, two radicals chosen to lead the Party and the nation entirely leftward. Their constitution is not our Constitution and if they ever get in, prepare for an America favorable to Sharia law. If at any time that crowd gets control of the White House, or Congress, forget Judeo/Christian values because they don’t like Christians and they don’t like Jews. Standard-bearers for America and for Israel, is it time to panic? I think so, yes, and

Trump: Obama is behind leaks
Arutz Sheva [Israel], by David Rosenberg    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/28/2017 7:27:43 AM     Post Reply
President Donald Trump has accused his predecessor, Barack Obama, of instigating a series of leaks within the administration and the raucous town hall meetings facing Republican lawmakers across the country. The White House has faced a wave of leaks to the media since inauguration day more than a month ago, as the administration works to fill hundreds of remaining vacancies, leaving temporary Obama administration holdovers in place. As the Trump administration looks to plug the leaks, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer ordered staffers to submit their cellular devices for examination, to ensure they had not made unauthorized contacts with media outlets. Multiple

Investors bet on windfall gains for
Israeli tech, defense under Trump
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/28/2017 7:20:13 AM     Post Reply
In Israel, hopes are high for stronger commercial and strategic ties with the United States, and that warmer political relations will encourage foreign investors. Investors are betting heavily that Israeli defense and cyber-security firms will reap a windfall from President Donald Trump´s big US spending plans, although likely benefits for the wider economy remain like the man himself - hard to predict. Israeli technology companies are likewise well placed to pick up contracts on other planned presidential projects, such as a hugely expensive wall along the US border with Mexico. Economists, however, have yet to factor any positive "Trump effect"

Nigel Farage hails ´witty´ and ´brave´ Trump
after chance dinner date with US leader
Daily Express [UK], by Ajay Nair    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/28/2017 7:13:57 AM     Post Reply
NIGEL FARAGE has praised Donald Trump for being "very brave" and likened him to Margaret Thatcher after having dinner with the US leader in Washington DC. The former Ukip leader spoke of the impromptu meal with the billionaire tycoon after he missed his flight while staying at one of the President’s hotels. Despite controversy surrounding President Trump’s first month in office, after he introduced a travel ban on seven majority Muslim countries, Mr Farage said his host was a man of “extraordinary moral courage”. Speaking on his LBC show, he said: “I was in Washington on Saturday, I visited the White House

  


  

The Oscar for Hypocrisy
New York Sun, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/28/2017 7:07:27 AM     Post Reply
A-a-a-a-a-nd the Oscar for Hypocrisy goes to . . . Asghar Farhadi. The Iranian director won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for “The Salesman,” and we certainly wouldn’t gainsay the honor. But instead of showing up for the ceremony, Mr. Farhadi had the Iranian-American businesswoman Anousheh Ansari go out on stage and read a self-righteous statement from the director saying his absence “is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations whom have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S.” What an obnoxious thing for

The Things They Burned
New Republic, by Jennifer Percy    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 2/28/2017 6:54:57 AM     Post Reply
Specialist Nicolas Plantiko burned dogs. Sergeant Thomas J. Brennan burned lithium ion batteries, flame-resistant FROG suits, and MK-19 rounds. He burned plastic chemical drums, nylon, tires, wires, and tarps. He burned sh-- and pi--. Sergeant Bill Moody’s unit burned a Porta-John, dried-up MREs, and 500 loaves of moldy bread. Staff Sergeant Louis Levesque burned bunk beds. Private Johnnie Stevenson burned plastic bottles because he loved the way they hissed. Airborne infantryman Dennis St. Pierre burned radio batteries and chemlights. Sergeant Carlos Castro joked about burning another soldier for talking too much. Captain Matthew Frye burned a packet of Tabasco sauce

Sorry, Bush Is Wrong — The
Media Aren´t Doing Their Job
Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 2/28/2017 6:24:52 AM     Post Reply
Media Bias: President George W. Bush has issued a full-throated defense of the media´s role in modern society. He´s being way too generous. "I consider the media to be indispensable to democracy. … Power can be very addictive," Bush said in remarks on NBC´s "Today." "We need an independent media to hold people like me to account," he said. Yes, we agree wholeheartedly. But he seemed to imply today´s media were fulfilling that role. They aren´t. And there´s no better example than Bush´s own two terms in office. While we deeply admire the former president for not holding a grudge,

There´s No Turning Back From ObamaCare Repeal
Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 2/28/2017 6:14:01 AM     Post Reply
Health Reform: From the polls to the protests, everything seems to be breaking against ObamaCare´s repeal. But at this point, failure to do so is not an option. For weeks, headlines across the country blared about protesters showing up at town hall meetings to attack Republicans who wanted to get rid of ObamaCare. And two new polls show public support for the law suddenly growing. At the same time, the GOP has been fumbling around in search of a strategy to repeal and replace the law. Now we have the specter of prominent Republicans undercutting the entire effort. Former House Speaker John Boehner

Trump Poised to Press ´Bold Agenda´
in First Congressional Address
Fox News, by Barnini Chakraborty    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/28/2017 6:05:11 AM     Post Reply
President Trump is planning to outline an ambitious first-year agenda tackling everything from immigration to infrastructure when he delivers his first address to a Joint Session of Congress Tuesday night, the White House said. The White House detailed Trump’s highly anticipated address on Monday, outlining what will be the president’s biggest speech since his inauguration. Press Secretary Sean Spicer said Trump will push a “bold agenda,” while another White House official described it as an "optimistic" look toward the next four years. For the new president, whose opening month has been marked by rapid-fire executive actions but also a string

  



The Day the New York Times
Lost All Credibility
American Thinker, by Jack Cashill    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/28/2017 5:58:53 AM     Post Reply
“We strongly protest the exclusion of the New York Times and the other news organizations,” Times editor Dean Baquet said in a statement last Friday after his publication was excluded from a White House briefing. “Free media access to a transparent government is obviously of crucial national interest.” While innocent liberals everywhere were rallying to the Times´ defense, many of those who have dealt with the Times up close could only snicker at phrases like “free media access” and “transparent government.” One skeptic is investigative reporter James Sanders. Twenty years ago he and his wife Elizabeth were arrested by the

White House Pushes Back on Issa:
A Special Prosecutor For What?
Townhall, by Katie Pavlich    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/28/2017 5:12:34 AM     Post Reply
Over the weekend former House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, who aggressively investigated the Obama administration on a number of issues, called for a special prosecutor to look into alleged ties between the Russian government and the Trump campaign. “You cannot have somebody — a friend of mine, Jeff Sessions, who was on the campaign and who is an appointee,” Issa said. “You’re going to need to use the special prosecutor’s statute and office — not just to recuse, you can’t just give it to your deputy, that’s another political appointee — you do have to do that.” “There may or may

Did Democrats Aid and Abet Terrorists
Seeking American Secrets?
American Spectator, by Scott McKay    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/28/2017 4:52:57 AM     Post Reply
Since Donald Trump took office there has been ubiquitous media coverage of what can most properly be termed crap. There was the fake story about the bust of Martin Luther King that was supposedly removed from the Oval Office. There was the New York Times’ slanted report claiming contacts of some frequency between the Donald Trump campaign and The Russians! And more recently, there was the pitiful Associated Press piece screaming about the new administration’s plans to use the National Guard to deport illegal aliens. Those are just some highlights of what the president has taken to gleefully term “fake news”

Mr. X Emerges From Hiding
And Learns To Stay Mum
In Era of President Trump
New York Sun, by Mr. X    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/28/2017 4:43:16 AM     Post Reply
At Fairway, I’m standing in the checkout line behind a lady with a walker. Congressman Jerry Nadler walks by carrying a basket of groceries. The old lady recognizes him and yells out: “When are you going to get rid of Trump?” Mr. Nadler, whom I’m sure is constantly accosted by his constituents on the Upper West Side, answers back with a smile: “We’re working on it.” I usually keep my mouth shut when it comes to these UWS moments; there’s just no way you win. But, uncharacteristically, I ask the lady: “How do you think he should do this?” “Impeach him,” she

Oscar Blunder or Marketing Genius?
Fox News, by Jade Scipioni    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/28/2017 4:31:21 AM     Post Reply
The Oscar for Best Picture at the 89th Academy Awards ceremony may go down as one of the biggest blunders in live television history or maybe one of the best shock-awe marketing stunts ever. As Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway delivered the Oscar for Best Picture, they were given the wrong envelope, announcing “La La Land” instead of “Moonlight.” As chaos ensued on stage between the two casts and on social media, brand experts saw something different.(Snip for tweets) “This was clearly a planned event, not an accident. If you look at the big picture, this bears all the tell-tale markings

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