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Monday, February 08, 2016

 


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World War III inches closer as Turkey says
it may enter Syrian conflict

Sorry to start Monday with this news.
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It’s almost over for Hillary: This election is a mass insurrection
against a rigged system

Keep saying it. Maybe it will make it so.
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Obama bullied bank to pay racial settlement without proof: report
Gov't giant shakedown operation revealed.
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Donald Trump’s Campaign, Billed as Self-Funded,
Risks Little of His Fortune

Running for president for fun and profit.
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Can Rubio Recover?
Oh, probably.
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Secretary Kerry Says ISIS Members Aren’t Muslims
Next he will tell us they are Norwegian.
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The Coming Hillary Meltdown
When panic is near.
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Why Right-Wing Pundits Assail
the Righteous Anger of Patriots
American Thinker, by Deborah C. Tyler    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/8/2016 5:14:41 AM     Post Reply
Throughout his writings, Reverend Martin Luther King explained that white moderates who claimed friendship to the negro cause but rejected social disorder and cautioned patience and calm were more of a stumbling block to freedom than the frank racists of the KKK. That stumbling block to change seems to be recreated in the psychology of many prominent conservatives writing about the current presidential election. The permeating subtext across the writing of elite conservatives ranges from concern to contempt to fear of the righteous anger of patriotic Americans. Anger is the fuel of political freedom. The misconstruction of right-wing anger by conservative

No More Room for Compromise with
the Socialist Agenda of the Democrats
American Thinker, by Steve McCann    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/8/2016 5:07:50 AM     Post Reply
In the United States of 2016 the occupant of the White House is someone steeped in and aggressively implementing statist ideology. And one of the two major political parties has as its only candidates for the presidency a dedicated lifelong socialist in Bernie Sanders and a newly declared socialist in Hillary Clinton. In recent polls nearly 59% of Democrats say they would vote for a socialist candidate as well as nearly 50% of independents and even more frightening nearly 70% of those between the ages of 18 and 29 in the country claim they would vote for a socialist. This phenomenon

What Rubio and Cruz
offer that Trump doesn´t
Washington Examiner [DC], by Dan Hannan    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/8/2016 5:06:48 AM     Post Reply
Sheesh, cousins, you had me worried there. The prospect of Donald Trump leading Ronald Reagan´s party was almost too dreadful for words. Quite apart from the implications for that party´s credibility, it would have made me look like a complete idiot. For 15 years, I have been campaigning for the introduction of U.S.-style primaries in Britain. Just as I was starting to get somewhere, opponents began to come back with a devastating three-word putdown: "Yeah. Right. Trump." Well, thanks Iowa. And thanks, in particular, to Nebraska Sen. Ben Sasse, who campaigned alongside Marco Rubio, Ted Cruz and Carly Fiorina, three

  


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Don’t Fence Us In: Western States
Seek Return of Land From D.C.
American Spectator, by Timothy Benson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/8/2016 4:58:51 AM     Post Reply
According to the United States Geological Survey, nearly half the land in the Western United States is owned by the federal government. This includes 84.9 percent of land in Nevada (hiding UFOs requires lots of space), 64.9 percent of Utah, 61.6 percent of Idaho, 61.2 percent of Alaska, 52.9 percent of Oregon, 48.1 percent of Wyoming, and 45.8 percent in California. Meanwhile, the federal government owns only about 5 percent of the land in states east of the Mississippi River. Altogether, Uncle Sam owns roughly 640 million acres of land. In March 2012, Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) signed the Utah

Why Liberals Should Support
a Trump Republican Nomination
New York Magazine, by Jonathan Chait    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/8/2016 4:57:32 AM     Post Reply
The initial stupefaction and dismay with which liberals greeted Donald Trump’s candidacy have slowly given way to feelings of Schadenfreude— reveling in the suffering of others, in this case the apoplectic members of the Republican Establishment. Are such feelings morally wrong? Or can liberals enjoy the spectacle unleavened by guilt? As Republican voters start actually voting, is it okay to be sad — alarmed, even — by the prospect that the Trump hostile takeover of the GOP may fail? There are three reasons, in descending order of obviousness, for a liberal to earnestly and patriotically support a Trump Republican nomination. The

The Dark Underbelly of Truck Stops
Pacific Standard Magazine, by Dan Livingston    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/8/2016 4:52:10 AM     Post Reply
Inside a modest home in Ontario, California, the sun is setting on what seems to be—at first glance—a typical picture of domesticity. A woman sweeps up the floor while a dog nips at her heels. Her daughter sits at the kitchen table, mulling word problems. Somewhere, a man is away driving his 18-wheeler, on the road between California and Idaho. A scene of this nature is unremarkable for many truck driving families, who have grown accustomed to being apart for weeks or months on end. This story, though, is markedly different. Up until six weeks ago, Jennifer, the woman in the scene, was

Can Obama let go of his wished-for legacy?
Washington Post, by Jackson Diehl    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/8/2016 4:48:21 AM     Post Reply
“The tide of war is receding,” Barack Obama tirelessly insisted four years ago as he campaigned for reelection. Even then, the slogan seemed untethered from reality. Not only was fighting in Afghanistan intensifying, with no end in sight, but Syria, Iraq and Libya were all sliding toward civil war. That Obama stayed with the phrase reflected not just his electoral strategy but an enduring feature of his foreign policy. Having arrived in office with a handful of ideologically driven goals, the president has stubbornly stuck to them regardless of contradictory facts on the ground. “Ending the wars” in Iraq and Afghanistan

  


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The disappearing governors
Washington Times, by Stephen Moore    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/8/2016 4:45:31 AM     Post Reply
The Iowa caucuses may have only muddied the waters in the presidential race, but they almost definitively decided one thing: the next president will not be a governor. That’s an amazing revelation because just one year ago all the smart money was betting that the next president would be a Republican governor. And why not? The governors were supposed to be the GOP’s talent pool. If the nominee wasn’t going to be Jeb Bush, the former two term Florida CEO with a sterling job performance, voters would surely look to Wisconsin’s Scott Walker, the conservative warrior for financial sanity and labor reform,

Hillary’s tin-ear disease
Washington Times, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/8/2016 4:39:53 AM     Post Reply
Willie Sutton, the famous bank robber of a bygone age, and Hillary Clinton are two of a kind. Someone, probably a psychology major working on a term paper, once asked Willie why he robbed banks. He answered simply, “because that’s where the money is.” Last week a CNN interlocutor at a town hall in New Hampshire asked Hillary why she took $675,000 for three speeches to the powerful Wall Street investment house Goldman Sachs. She gave the interlocutor the kind of look that Willie Sutton gave his questioner, and replied: “Well, I dunno, that’s what they offered. You know, every secretary

Obamacare, Cruz, and the Trump Crack-Up
American Spectator, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/8/2016 4:35:51 AM     Post Reply
Most of us who have followed the GOP nomination contest expected Donald Trump to show his posterior pursuant to his loss to Senator Ted Cruz in the Iowa caucuses, but it’s unlikely that many expected him to crack up after only one defeat. Nonetheless, that seems to be what’s happening. Even when he reverted to his trademark antics only one day after an uncharacteristically rational concession speech, few students of the Donald’s weird campaign could have been surprised. It’s difficult, however, to escape the conclusion that Trump is losing it when he claims that Cruz foisted Obamacare upon the nation. The

´The WiFi doesn´t work at the White House´:
Barack and Michelle Obama complain about
their internet problems and explain their*
Daily Mail [UK], by Kelly Mclaughlin    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/8/2016 4:35:38 AM     Post Reply
In their first live interview together President Barack Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama had one major complaint about their tenure in the White House: The WiFi is terrible. While speaking to CBS´s Gayle King on Sunday, the Obamas also discussed their Super Bowl plans and life post-presidency. King asked the couple if they had any advice for the incoming first family, asking if ´the water pressure good? Is there WiFi? Does the toilet run in the Lincoln bedroom?´ ´You know that whole tech thing, we´ve been trying to get that straight for the next group of folks,´ Obama answered.

  


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Obama’s Lofty Plans on Gun
Violence Amount to Little Action
New York Times, by Eric Lightblau & Michael D. Shear    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/8/2016 4:33:30 AM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — The centerpiece of a plan for stemming gun violence that President Obama announced last month largely amounts to this: an updated web page and 10,000 pamphlets that federal agents will give out at gun shows. In a tearful display of anger and sadness in the East Room of the White House, Mr. Obama ordered steps intended to limit gun violence and vowed to clamp down on what he called widespread evasion of a federal law requiring gun dealers to obtain licenses. But few concrete actions have been put in motion by law enforcement agencies to aggressively carry out the gun

Trump, Clinton, Obama actually
make Nixon look good
New York Post, by Seth Mandell    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/8/2016 4:26:57 AM     Post Reply
Tricky Dick is back. Sure, the ghost of President Richard Nixon has been with us in some ways all along — we label every scandal with -gate, the mere hint of presidential secrecy earns the “Nixonian” badge — but now he’s everywhere. Here’s the twist: This time, the comparisons — to President Obama, Hillary Clinton, Donald Trump, Ted Cruz — are making Nixon look good. Nixon’s typically thought to have set some kind of gold standard of presidential perfidy. The truth is, Obama and Clinton make Nixon look like a Boy Scout. Start with the targeting of conservative and pro-Israel tax-exempt groups by the

A Careless Executive
Weekly Standard, by Terry Eastland    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/8/2016 4:23:45 AM     Post Reply
In few cases in its long history has the Supreme Court had occasion to interpret Article II, Section 3 of the Constitution, which provides that the president “shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed." This year it may have another. We´ll know by the end of the Court´s term in June, just as the presidential race is heating up. United States v. Texas is the case to watch. At issue is President Obama´s executive action on immigration known as DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans). Under DAPA, undocumented immigrants who satisfy certain conditions may live here for three

Having A Pair
Townhall, by John P. Warren    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/8/2016 4:13:24 AM     Post Reply
Yesterday, in New Hampshire, Madeline K. Albright told a rally—with Hillary standing there, laughing—there’s a special place in hell for women who don’t help women. I say there’s a special place in hell for voters in a free country who insist on being stupid. For months, certain pundits have hooted over RNC nightmares of Trump or Cruz as the party standard bearer. Imagine, on the other hand, the terror amongst DNC insiders should Bernie Sanders or Hillary Clinton led them over a cliff. For a party that produced the likes of FDR, Truman, and JFK, this is, indeed, a dark moment, as

  


  

Texas newspaper plans to publish
names, addresses of police officers
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/8/2016 4:04:40 AM     Post Reply
A Texas newspaper announced its plans Saturday to publish the names and addresses of every San Antonio police officer following a deadly officer-involved shooting last week. Stephanie Zarriello, publisher of the weekly tabloid San Antonio Observer, said Antronie Scott had been “unjustly murdered,” Fox San Antonio reported. She described Scott as being in “a position of surrender” when he was shot and killed on Feb. 4 by Officer John Lee, a 10-year veteran of the police force. "Like Ku Klux Klansman with hoods, [officers] do everything they can in order to protect their identities for fear of being brought to

Obamas lament White
House Wi-Fi situation
CNN, by Allie Malloy    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/8/2016 3:52:49 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama on Sunday discussed their traditions for the Super Bowl, as well as the improvement the President wants to make to the White House for his successor. In an interview with Gayle King on CBS´s Super Bowl pregame show, Obama said that he hopes to have the whole "tech thing" figured out, adding that there´s a lot of Wi-Fi dead spots in the White House. The first lady agreed it´s a subject of contention in the house saying, "The girls are just irritated by it," referring to the Obama´s daughters Sasha and Malia. Obama traditionally does

Bill Clinton accuses Bernie Sanders
supporters - "Berniebros" - of sexism
CBS News, by Alexander Romano & Jacqueline Alemany    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/8/2016 3:49:24 AM     Post Reply
At an event in Milford, New Hampshire, Bill Clinton hardened his rhetoric against Bernie Sanders on several fronts, including an accusation of sexism leveled at supporters of Bernie Sanders for their attacks on Hillary Clinton. The Nation´s Joan Walsh, Bill Clinton said, has been using a pseudonym online to defend Hillary Clinton because "she and other people who have gone online to defend Hillary, to explain why they supported her, have been subject to vicious trolling and attacks that are literally too profane often -- not to mention sexist -- to repeat." Bill Clinton was referring to the "Berniebros" -- mobs of

Dominant D carries Manning,
Broncos to 24-10 Super Bowl win
Associated Press, by Josh Dubow    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/8/2016 3:44:16 AM     Post Reply
SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- With his prolific passing and complete control of the game at the line of scrimmage, Peyton Manning helped usher in the NFL´s wide-open era of high-scoring offenses and pass-happy game plans. Manning´s possible farewell game in Super Bowl 50 was a throwback to the 1970s when his father Archie was running away from dominant defenses such as the Steel Curtain and Doomsday. Von Miller forced fumbles that set up both of Denver´s touchdowns, led a defense that harassed MVP Cam Newton and helped carry Manning to his second Super Bowl title with a 24-10 victory over

Debate slip-up seems to
halt Rubio’s momentum
Washington Post, by Philip Rucker and Robert Costa    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/7/2016 11:31:52 PM     Post Reply
CONCORD, N.H. — Marco Rubio’s robotic debate performance Saturday night sparked an all-out offensive on the campaign trail here Sunday over his authenticity and experience, momentarily halting the momentum of the senator from Florida and further muddling the presidential nomination battle. Just two days before the New Hampshire primary, Rubio drew mockery for repeating a rehearsed line four times during the Republican candidates’ debate, even after New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie had ridiculed him for being a talking-point machine. Rubio received scathing reviews on the Sunday talk shows and was needled by some of his opponents. On Twitter, he earned the moniker

  



Tin cans found ‘reinforcing’ concrete
walls of high-rise building which
collapsed in Taiwan quake
RT News [Moscow, Russia], by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 2/7/2016 11:31:24 PM     Post Reply
The only high-rise building to have collapsed in the Taiwanese city of Tainan following a major earthquake on Saturday seems to have had serious constructions flaws. The collapse has exposed cooking-oil cans embedded inside the building’s concrete walls. Witnesses at the scene have told Reuters that they saw large rectangular, commercial cans of cooking-oil packed inside the wall cavities of the 17-story Wei Guan Golden Dragon Building, apparently having been used as building material. A BBC correspondent reported from the scene that the collapse has exposed blue-and-white cooking oil cans that “appear to have been used as filler inside some

Quick poll shows
decline for Rubio
Politico, by Alex Isenstadt    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/7/2016 11:27:20 PM     Post Reply
MANCHESTER, N.H. – An internal poll conducted on Sunday suggests that Marco Rubio’s fumbled debate performance has damaged his prospects heading into the New Hampshire primary. The poll, conducted by the pro-John Kasich New Day for America Super PAC, shows Rubio plummeting to fourth place in the primary here, with 10 percent of the vote. Most of the polling conducted in the immediate days before the debate showed Rubio in second place. The survey, which was based on phone calls to 500 likely voters (margin of error plus or minus 3 percent), was conducted Sunday, the day following the latest Republican debate.

It was Clinton who required
transcripts of her speeches
McClatchy News Service, by Anita Kumar    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 2/7/2016 11:25:30 PM     Post Reply
MANCHESTER, N.H. Hillary Clinton, who faces mounting pressure to release transcripts of her paid speeches, routinely demanded that a stenographer be present at her events so she could maintain a record of what she said. At least four of Clinton’s contracts include a clause stating a transcript would be produced for Clinton and that the former secretary of state would own them and control their release, according to contracts obtained by McClatchy. “The sponsor will transcribe Speaker’s remarks as they are being delivered, which should be solely for the Speaker’s records,” according to her contract with the University of Buffalo, which paid her

CNN Started The Carson Drop-Out Rumor.
Now They´re Lying About It To Bash Cruz.
Daily Wire, by Ben Shapiro    Original Article
Posted By: Desert Fox- 2/7/2016 11:20:56 PM     Post Reply
CNN’s massively dishonest hit on Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX) continued on Saturday night during the debate, when Cruz defended himself from accusations that his campaign had deliberately misinformed voters that Dr. Ben Carson was preparing to drop out of the race. Here’s what CNN originally reported just hours before the caucuses: Tapper: “It’s very unusual, to announce that you’re going home to rest for a few days, not going on to the next site.” Bash: “Very unusual…Look, if you want to be president of the United States, you don’t go home to Florida. That’s just bottom line, that’s the end of the

Jay-Z’s Tidal Donates $1.5
Million from Charity Concert
to Black Lives Matter
Breitbart Big Hollywood, by Daniel Nussbaum    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/7/2016 11:18:38 PM     Post Reply
Jay-Z’s streaming music service Tidal will donate $1.5 million raised at a charity concert last year to Black Lives Matter and other social justice organizations. According to Mic, the money raised at last year’s Tidal X charity concert — which featured performances from the streaming service’s co-owners including Nicki Minaj, Jay-Z, and Beyoncé — will go to to the New World Foundation, which funds a number of local and national social justice advocacy groups. Among the organizations that will receive donations are Hands Up United, the Opportunity Agenda, the Baltimore Justice Fund, New York’s Million Hoodies and NY Justice League, and Illinois’

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