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Sunday, May 01, 2016

 


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´If this material does well, I´m going to use it at Goldmans
next year´: Obama swings for Hillary, professes his
love for Biden and then starts on The Donald
in final Correspondents´ Dinner speech

POTUS didn't exactly kill at his last comedy
gig but he seemed to enjoy it.
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Donald the Dove, Hillary the Hawk
Everything new is old again.
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What a contested convention would look like
More interesting than you imagined. And more depressing.
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ISIS: What Trump, Hillary, Cruz, Sanders and Kasich aren´t telling you
"A better campaign statement regarding ISIS would be one
that’s totally honest with the American people."
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Total Disaster: USPS Survey Shows That The
Entire Workforce Is Abjectly Miserable

A trip to your local P.O.(unless you live in Nowhere, Kansas)
will prove this all too true.
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It’s time for de Blasio to come clean about what he’s done
The very real prospect of being zip-tied is getting to the mayor.
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Could a Trump-Clinton race be the
lowest turnout election ever?

More and more the phrase, "I'm staying home"
is heard in the land.
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Poll: Not a Single White House Reporter Is a Republican
Here's the startling part, most expect Hillary to win.
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Why has there been an exodus of black
residents from West Coast liberal hubs?
Los Angeles Times, by Aaron Renn    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 5/1/2016 11:17:43 AM     Post Reply
The Black Lives Matter movement has brought the challenges facing black America to the fore, and introduced racially conscious quality-of-life questions into the national debate. How are black residents in America´s cities faring? And how are those cities doing in meeting the aspirations of their black residents, judged especially by the ultimate barometer: whether blacks choose to move to these cities, or stay in them? Though results vary to some extent, the broad trend is clear: West Coast progressive enclaves are either seeing an exodus of blacks or are failing to attract them. Midwestern and Northeastern urban areas are attracting

´We´ll take shots back next year´: Trump´s
confident son predicts The Donald will
be delivering his own White House
Correspondents´ address in a year´s time
Daily Mail [UK], by Clemence Michallon    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 5/1/2016 11:17:19 AM     Post Reply
A confident Eric Trump said his father will be the one hosting next year´s correspondents´ dinner at the White House - and will hit back at Barack Obama´s witty remarks. The billionaire´s son, 32, attended his first White House Correspondents´ address on Saturday night with his wife Lara. ´We´ll take some shots back next year,´ he told The Hill. ´He who laughs last laughs longest, right?´ His wife said she´d be ´shocked´ if the president spared her father-in-law. Donald Trump Jr, the mogul´s oldest son, also told CNN he did not fear Obama´s jokes. ´If there´s anyone that can make fun of ourselves, it´s

Shiprock domestic violence shelter closes
The Daily Times (Farmington, NM), by Noel Lyn Smith    Original Article
Posted By: cjjeepercreeper- 5/1/2016 11:14:17 AM     Post Reply
SHIPROCK — The only domestic violence shelter in the Northern Agency of the Navajo Nation has closed its doors due to funding issues. Reddawn George, the shelter’s finance director, confirmed Thursday that the Home for Women and Children in Shiprock had closed. No official word was released by the shelter or its board of directors, but the news was shared in an April 26 post on the Shiprock Indian Health Service Facebook page. At the time of its March 30 closure, the shelter was housing five adults and six children, she said. Those clients were transported to other regional shelters.

  


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CNN Scores Impressive Ratings
Victory Over Fox News
Western Journalism, by Jack Davis    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 5/1/2016 11:00:12 AM     Post Reply
CNN racked up another major rating victory in April, posting the top ratings for cable news in prime time. CNN, however, scored a 111-percent increase in viewers from April 2015 to April 2016. “Anecdotal evidence suggests a growing number of Fox viewers have been angered at the cable outlet’s perceived move to the left the last couple years, as well as its frequent criticisms of Republican presidential primary front-runner Donald Trump,” wrote Cheryl Chumley on WND. “(Megyn) Kelly, for example, came under public fire for her questioning of Trump during an August debate on Fox about his past treatment of women, and

The Magical Thinking of
the Dump-Trump Crowd
PJ Media, by Rick Moran    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 5/1/2016 10:51:11 AM     Post Reply
Donald Trump will be the Republican nominee for president. As harrowing a prospect as that might be for some of us, the reality is that Trump can´t be stopped. He needs a mere 43% of the remaining delegates up for grabs to get to 1237 and a first-ballot victory. Given that he is far ahead in California, a state that awards the winner of its primary all 170 of its delegates, the Golden State will almost certainly put Trump over the top if he wins there. So what is George Will talking about here? Will penned a column with the curious

The long-playing real YouTube in the sky
Canada Free Press, by Judi McLeod    Original Article
Posted By: snowcloud- 5/1/2016 10:46:46 AM     Post Reply
How many of us yearn to get back to reality in a now YouTube and video dominated News World? How many down at heart long for a break from Facebook, Twitter and everything presented as ‘real’ on the internet? How many among the Election 2016 Battle Fatigued feel there is no way of getting away from it all? Getting away and finding reality is as simple as taking a few moments to step out onto your porch or into your backyard just before dawn breaks on another new day. Having been reminded as a child by your Mother of God’s every morning greeting, you

The Inevitable Mr. Trump
The National Interest, by Conrad Black    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 5/1/2016 10:33:56 AM     Post Reply
The Republican Party is very likely to nominate for president, for only the second time in its history, someone who has never sought election before, been a cabinet officer (like William Howard Taft, 1908 and 1912; and Herbert Hoover, 1928) or served in a senior combat position (like John C. Fremont, 1856; U. S. Grant, 1868 and 1872; and Dwight D. Eisenhower, 1952 and 1956). (Snip)The people are right to be disgusted with the entire political class. Americans, unlike many other citizenries, are not accustomed to their governments being manifestly incompetent, venal and an embarrassment to the entire nation. That

  


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Are Transsexuals in the Bathroom?
Aspen Times, by Glenn Beaton    Original Article
Posted By: Big Bopper- 5/1/2016 10:31:48 AM     Post Reply
North Carolina recently passed a law prohibiting transsexuals from using the public bathrooms of their chosen gender. No Y chromosomes are allowed in the women’s bathrooms. Lola, that means you. I have three confessions relevant to today’s discussion. First, I’m a political conservative. (“No way!” you’re saying.) Second, I consider myself a Christian. (Whew, I feel relieved to come out of the Christian closet, but now I fully expect the local Christianophobes to shun and ridicule me — in the name of diversity and tolerance, of course. Oh well.) Third, I’m the father of two daughters. They’re now more able and adult than

Cuban-American Filmmaker Warns America
Is Morphing Into Communist Country
Daily Caller, by Ginni Thomas    Original Article
Posted By: ScarletPimpernel- 5/1/2016 10:10:52 AM     Post Reply
Filmmaker and American citizen Agustin Blazquez never thought his native Cuba would become a communist country, but now he sees the same radical shift happening in America. In this exclusive video interview for The Daily Caller News Foundation, he says the left has been clever by using “very non-threatening words,” like liberal, progressive and concerned citizens, for advancing government control of American lives. The truth about Cuban politics is hard to find because of media spin and propaganda dominating American discourse. For Blazquez, watching American youth embrace avowed socialist Sen. Bernie Sanders for president, strikes him as “absurd.” It is

Guess who is the biggest spender
so far in the presidential campaign
American Thinker, by Thomas Lifson    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 5/1/2016 9:47:36 AM     Post Reply
Bernie Sanders loves to rail against the evils of big money in elections. Except when he’s spending it. Matea Gold and Anu Narayanswamy of the Washington Post report: The small-dollar fundraising juggernaut that has kept Bernie Sanders’s insurgent White House bid afloat far longer than anticipated has generated another unexpected impact: a financial windfall for his team of Washington consultants. By the end of March, the self-described democratic socialist senator from Vermont had spent nearly $166 million on his campaign — more than any other 2016 presidential contender (snip) What is most interesting is that Sanders and his campaign never anticipated their

A liberal case for Donald
Trump: The lesser of two
evils is not at all clear in 2016
Salon, by Walker Bragman    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 5/1/2016 9:37:22 AM     Post Reply
There are perhaps no three words more jarring to liberals than “President Donald Trump.” The GOP front-runner and presumptive nominee has undoubtedly made enemies with his nativist rhetoric and bellicose persona. That said, now that the race between Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton is effectively over, with the former secretary of state essentially guaranteed the nomination, many liberals and progressives are preparing, once again, to vote for the lesser of two evils. The choice may not be as clear as some Democrats believe — especially if Democrats can take back the Senate and assure themselves of a check on a

  


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Melissa Click just (accidentally) outed
the campus PC Gestapo
New York Post, by Carrie Lukas    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 5/1/2016 9:36:04 AM     Post Reply
Melissa Click may not know it, but since being fired by the University of Missouri, she’s already taken up another important role: unintentional destroyer of college campuses’ PC edifice. Americans first met Assistant Professor Click in video clips taken last year during the campus protests roiling Mizzou. In one, Click called for some “muscle” to remove a journalist attempting to cover the protest. Another showed Click cursing at police officers. The university’s Board of Curators voted to fire her, carefully noting that it wasn’t due to her views or support for the protesters, but because she wasn’t supposed to “interfere with the

Trump’s calculated misogyny
Washington Post, by Dana Milbank    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 5/1/2016 9:32:33 AM     Post Reply
“I wasn’t playing the woman’s card,” Donald Trump said Thursday when asked about his claim that Hillary Clinton was playing the “woman card” and that if she were a man, she would get only 5 percent of the vote. For once, I agree with Trump: He wasn’t playing the woman card. He was playing the man card — and he was dealing from the bottom of the deck. Trump’s return to misogyny — unveiled on Tuesday night, at the very moment when he seemed to have secured the Republican presidential nomination — has been generally viewed as bumbling, a reprise of the

The impossibility of reviving
American manufacturing
Atlantic, by Andrew McGill    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 5/1/2016 9:27:55 AM     Post Reply
Every election has its signature issues, which candidates ignore at their peril. This year, the Republicans have the border; the Democrats are making do with Wall Street. But at least one political subject inevitably demands attention from both sides—and in 2016, that’s American manufacturing. Democrats and Republicans seem to share the belief that America was better off when its citizens could count on a factory job as a reliable escalator into the middle class. Every candidate has a plan to revitalize U.S. industry; Trump alone promised to bring steel back to Pittsburgh and Carrier back to Indiana. Given that the

Bureaucracy, anarchy and the lost Constitution
Daily Inter Lake [Kalispell MT], by Frank Miele    Original Article
Posted By: davesenior- 5/1/2016 8:51:56 AM     Post Reply
Anarchy and bureaucracy are virtual opposites, but they are also in a very real sense best friends that feed off each other in unexpected ways. Let’s think about it. Anarchy is a state of disorder brought about by lack of government, whereas bureaucracy is a state of disorder brought about by too much government. Although disorder would be considered a bad thing by most people, it is actually a benefit for those who know how to use it to gain power — and both bureaucrats and anarchists do. Maybe that’s why our Founding Fathers went to so much trouble to tether government to

  


  

´A pretend scientist in a bow tie´: Climate-
change denying Weather Channel founder
SLAMS Bill Nye for criticizing skeptical film
´Climate Hustle´
Daily Mail [UK], by James Wilkinson    Original Article
Posted By: Old Dutch- 5/1/2016 7:03:18 AM     Post Reply
Weather Channel founder John Coleman has attacked Bill Nye ´the science guy´ for raining on his parade ahead of the release of new climate-change denying film ´Climate Hustle.´ Coleman, a meteorologist of 60 years who will introduce the film on its one-night-only screening on May 2, objected to Nye´s remark that the film is ´very much not in our national interest and the world’s interest.´ ´I have always been amazed that anyone would pay attention to Bill Nye, a pretend scientist in a bow tie,´ Coleman said Friday, according to Climate Depot.

Pundit of the Week: Rich Danker
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 5/1/2016 6:19:55 AM     Post Reply
I read hundreds of articles and posts every week in an effort to distill for you those that I think are the most informative. This week, there is only one clear choice, the memo Rich Danker (Lone Star Committee Founder) wrote and which William Kristol republished in edited form in the Weekly Standard: It explains better than anyone else has the reason for Donald Trump’s front-runner status, dissecting what has been a strategically brilliant campaign. It’s worth your time to read if you seek to understand this year’s Republican primary. As well it should be considered a template for future

Why the Left Hates Jews
National Review Online, by Kevin D. Williamson    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/1/2016 5:04:02 AM     Post Reply
Why does the Left hate the Jews? The Labour party in the United Kingdom is being convulsed at the moment with a public reckoning of the anti-Semitism of some of its most prominent members, including the former mayor of London, “Red” Ken Livingstone, who has just been suspended from the party for arguing that Adolf Hitler was, effectively, a Zionist. He was trying to explain away the anti-Semitic remarks of MP Naz Shah, who suggested that Israel be liquidated and its population forcibly resettled in the United States. In the United States, the Harvard Law Record went to some lengths

Cruz team attacks Trump for touting
Tyson endorsement, while in Indiana
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/1/2016 4:57:15 AM     Post Reply
The campaign for Sen. Ted Cruz and one of its PACs are attacking rival Donald Trump for his allegiance to former pro boxing champion Mike Tyson, who was convicted of rape in Indiana, which holds a primary Tuesday. The Trusted Leadership PAC has released an online video pointing out that Trump said Tyson, a Trump supporter, was “railroaded” in the 1991 conviction. “One of the leaders in the effort to keep Tyson out of prison is Donald Trump,” a TV news-reader is heard saying in the 30-second video, over archived moving and still pictures of Trump, including one of him beside Tyson. Trump

The Selling of Obama
Politico Magazine, by Michael Grunwald    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/1/2016 4:54:56 AM     Post Reply
President Barack Obama insists he does not obsess about “the narrative,” the everyday media play-by-play of political Washington. He urges his team to tune out “the noise,” “the echo chamber,” the Beltway obsession with who’s up and who’s down. But in the fall of 2014, he got sick of the narrative of gloom hovering over his White House. Unemployment was dropping and troops were coming home, yet only one in four Americans thought the nation was on the right track—and Democrats worried about the midterm elections were sprinting away from him. He wanted to break through the noise. Obama’s strategists, led

  



Total Disaster: USPS Survey Shows That
The Entire Workforce Is Abjectly Miserable
Townhall, by Matt Vespa    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/1/2016 4:49:27 AM     Post Reply
We all have cracked jokes about the United States Postal Service, especially about their workers “going postal.” Most postal workers you’ve encountered are probably lethargic, short-tempered, half-asleep, or just plain rude. Well, that could be due to their work environment. These people are miserable, which is what the USPS painfully discovered when they gave Gallup to conduct this survey at the cost of $1.8 million (via Inside Sources): The topline results were obtained through a Freedom of Information Act request after the USPS declined to provide the data to InsideSources when asked in January. Postal workers reported strong job dissatisfaction, and in

What a contested convention would look like
Washington Examiner [DC], by Trevor Potter    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/1/2016 4:44:13 AM     Post Reply
As we move slowly toward an answer to the question of the year, whether Donald Trump will have enough delegates to obtain the Republican nomination on the first ballot at the Cleveland convention in July, it is important to understand just exactly what a "contested convention" (meaning one where no one arrives as the clear nominee of the party) would mean. For one thing, we will likely not know precisely whether Trump has the votes on the first ballot until the roll is called. Trump will undoubtedly claim he does. But we will not know whether he is bluffing because

Ringling Bros circus elephants pack up trunks
for retirement - ending 145-year spectacle
that delighted fans but enraged animal activists
Reuters, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/1/2016 4:40:22 AM     Post Reply
Elephants take a final bow at Ringling Bros and Barnum & Bailey Circus on Sunday, ending a 145-year spectacle that delighted fans but enraged animal activists, who say the highly publicized retirement is notenough. The last 11 elephants touring with ´The Greatest Show onEarth´ will leave behind their enormous studded tiaras and begintraveling on Monday. They will head to Ringling´s 200-acre Centerfor Elephant Conservation in central Florida, Stephen Payne, spokesman for the circus´ parent company, FeldEntertainment, said. Bonnie, Juliette and nine other female Asian elephants areretiring earlier than originally planned, reflecting shiftingU.S. attitudes toward animal entertainment.

Donald J. Obama
Weekly Standard, by William Kristol    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 5/1/2016 4:34:49 AM     Post Reply
On Tuesday, April 26, Donald Trump won impressive primary victories in five states, victories that would seem to make it difficult (though not yet impossible) to deny him the Republican nomination. On Wednesday, in Washington, D.C., Trump read from a teleprompter a foreign policy speech designed to make it easy for Republican officeholders and apparatchiks to come around, to pretend to discover that, “Gee, Trump really isn´t that bad!" On Thursday, those Republican elites dutifully (if still somewhat halfheartedly) proclaimed that very discovery and began to slink around to supporting Trump. Trump´s speech is in fact predictably unimpressive. The parts of

Congratulations To Bolivarian
Socialism: Venezuela Is Now
The Country With No Beer
Forbes, by Tim Worstall    Original Article
Posted By: PageTurner- 5/1/2016 4:30:36 AM     Post Reply
It seems that the economic management of Venezuela has just been able to chalk up another milestone. We might have to give them a prize of some kind for this one: in a week or so the country is going to run out of beer. This isn’t because no one wants beer, not at all. There’s been no mass outbreak of Islam or Mormonism to turn the population away from the locally highly popular drink. It’s not because people don’t have the money to buy it: Polar, the local manufacturer, can sell all it is able to make. It’s not

‘A Joe McCarthy Moment’
New York Sun, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 5/1/2016 4:22:14 AM     Post Reply
“Donald Trump now looks set to be the Republican presidential nominee. So for those of us appalled by this prospect — what are we supposed to do? Well, not what the leaders of the Republican Party are doing. They’re going down meekly and hoping for a quiet convention. They seem blithely unaware that this is a Joe McCarthy moment.(Snip) * * * Herewith a dissent from those sentiments of David Brooks. We don’t aim to disparage Mr. Brooks himself. He’s a friend and a sage of moderate conservatism (and a wonderful wordsmith). We favor neither meekness nor a “quiet convention,”

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