News Forum - HomePage - RSS News Forum - HomePage - RSS ( Sun, 18 40 2018 09:40:12 GMT Sun, 18 40 2018 09:40:12 GMT Trump´s anger boils over with Russia probe Sun, 18 36 2018 09:36:13 GMT 0b2a4cdca567b4a8d12deb10934d6687ce4e321d The Hill, by Jordan Fabian Posted By: bemused conservative- Sun, 18 36 2018 09:36:13 GMT WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — President Trump vented his anger with the Russia investigation late Saturday night and Sunday morning, declaring that “they are laughing their asses off in Moscow” over the ongoing probe into Moscow’s interference in the 2016 election. In a remarkable burst of tweets sent from his Mar'a'Lago resort, the president blamed the Obama administration for not doing enough to deter Russia and claimed he never denied the meddling took place — all while undercutting his own national security adviser who said Saturday that the interference is now “beyond dispute.” “If it was the GOAL of Russia Florida Agency Investigated Nikolas Cruz After Violent Social Media Posts Sun, 18 28 2018 07:28:52 GMT aadd9888e4c06a3dec3ececea2ea81c056f4eb97 New York Times, by Audra D. S. Burch* Posted By: earlybird- Sun, 18 28 2018 07:28:52 GMT PARKLAND, Fla. — A Florida social services agency conducted an in'home investigation of Nikolas Cruz after he exhibited troubling behavior nearly a year and a half before he shot and killed 17 people at his former high school in Florida, a state report shows. The agency, the Florida Department of Children and Families, had been alerted to posts on Snapchat of Mr. Cruz cutting his arms and expressing interest in buying a gun, according to the report. But after visiting and questioning Mr. Cruz at his home, the department determined he was at low risk of harming himself or others. Nikolas Cruz showed no warning signs before Florida school shooting, say couple who took him in Sun, 18 21 2018 07:21:14 GMT afa65ca7fa44807142bcad5e81499c175da836ce Fox News, by Katherine Lam Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 18 21 2018 07:21:14 GMT The couple who took in school massacre suspect Nikolas Cruz months before last week’s Florida shooting said they had a “monster living under our roof" but saw no warning signs the night before the bloodbath — despite the 19'year'old’s history of trouble in school, reports said. In an interview with the Sun'Sentinel on Saturday, James and Kimberly Snead said they never saw the violent side of Cruz, but recognized that the 19'year'old was depressed about his mother, who died in November. The couple had opened their home to Cruz, who was staying with a family friend, at their son’s request. Trump: Democrats Could Have Passed Gun Control Under Obama Sun, 18 21 2018 06:21:07 GMT 97f02f2015f3d80f9a61e83ce01ff92fa182ea5d Daily Wire, by Joseph Curl Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 18 21 2018 06:21:07 GMT President Trump went a Twitter rage on Saturday night, and at one point blamed Democrats for failing to pass gun control measures when the party controlled the House, the Senate and the White House. Under former president Barack Obama, Democrats passed the most sweeping reform to health care in history with the now'disastrous Affordable Care Act. That bill passed without a single Republican vote when Democrats had a "super majority" in the Senate with 60 Democrats. "Just like they don’t want to solve the DACA problem, why didn’t the Democrats pass gun control legislation when they had both the House L.A.’s Mayor Deserves a Presidential Hearing Sun, 18 48 2018 05:48:20 GMT 08071d194d9c4e5069296a6343bbbb59e0d0c088 National Review, by George Will Posted By: earlybird- Sun, 18 48 2018 05:48:20 GMT Los Angeles — It was dicey being Jewish in a Russia that was tolerant of pogroms, and then came the threat of conscription into the 1904–05 Russo'Japanese War, so one of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s great'grandfathers headed west to America. Another Garcetti great'grandfather married a Mexican woman who, fleeing revolutionary ferment there, headed north to America. Which is why Garcetti, a fourth'generation resident of the world’s most polyglot city, is as American as a kosher burrito, a delicacy available at Mexikosher on Pico Boulevard. Trim, natty — colorful socks are, alas, fashionable — and with the polish of one born to Congressman calls Trump ‘psychopath’ for saying out loud what rational'minded Americans are thinking about FBI Sun, 18 42 2018 05:42:34 GMT 4bed672e8d0631517f4c9202d9111a4a43486ab1 BizPac Review, by Tom Tillison Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 18 42 2018 05:42:34 GMT Democrats have become so unhinged over their hatred for President Donald Trump that they think nothing of calling the commander in chief a “psychopath.” Case in point, U.S. Rep. Ruben Gallego, D'Ariz., who took great exception to Trump saying out loud what most rational minded Americans are already thinking when it comes to the FBI. (Photo) The president took to Twitter on Saturday to state the obvious, that it’s unacceptable that the FBI failed to follow up on a credible tip about the Parkland, Fla., high school gunman who killed 17 people, and that the bureau has been too distracted An emerging police state that spies on Americans? The left yawns Sun, 18 38 2018 05:38:47 GMT 3331a600bda308285aebb717128ac5ef6543def3 American Thinker, by Monica Showalter Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 18 38 2018 05:38:47 GMT Ever since the McCarthy era, hasn´t it been a cultural norm from the left to holler about the U.S. becoming a police state? A police state that spies on innocent Americans? One that represses free speech and imposes thought which in reality is little different from a Soviet'style totalitarian police state? Aren´t camps around the corner for the U.S., too? Hasn´t the dark night of fascism been always descending over the United States (for decades), to paraphrase Tom Wolfe, yet lands only in Europe? (Photo) t´s a drum the left has been banging for decades, all out of a supposedly Donald Trump Thanks Adam Schiff, a ‘Leakin’ Monster of No Control,’ for Blaming Obama Sun, 18 35 2018 05:35:53 GMT f58fc8606ce5c974c464b9c4641527b5374c3c85 Breitbart Big Government, by Charlie Spiering Posted By: JoniTx- Sun, 18 35 2018 05:35:53 GMT President Donald Trump reacted to the news that House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Adam Schiff blamed former President Barack Obama for not taking the Russian hacking attempt more seriously.“Finally, Liddle’ Adam Schiff, the leakin’ monster of no control, is now blaming the Obama Administration for Russian meddling in the 2016 Election,” Trump wrote on Twitter. “He is finally right about something. Obama was President, knew of the threat, and did nothing. Thank you Adam!” Schiff said that although he respected the Obama administration, he felt that they did not do enough to stop the Russians. “While I respect the motive State Islam in France Sun, 18 45 2018 04:45:18 GMT 21848b237c1f20af491de582a446a5f1b10bad10 City Journal, by Theodore Dalrymple Posted By: Hazymac- Sun, 18 45 2018 04:45:18 GMT Asked once whether he believed in God, French president Emmanuel Macron replied, “That’s a real question, a complex question. I undoubtedly believe in a transcendence. I am not sure any more that I believe in a God. Yes, I believe in transcendence.” Another real and complex question for him to answer is that regarding the relationship of the French Republic with Islam. France is a militantly secular country whose militancy has seemed only to grow stronger as the Church grows weaker. France rejects all connection between religion and state; in the mouth of a French intellectual, the words très catho (very How amnesty overreach killed relief for “Dreamers” Sun, 18 35 2018 04:35:08 GMT e56c5750672aaa2327baadd72e1ae24ed8123cb3 Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff Posted By: Hazymac- Sun, 18 35 2018 04:35:08 GMT On the evening of February 14, I wrote a post called “Senate May Be Perilously Close to Passing Liberal Amnesty Legislation.” The legislation in question was sponsored by the so'called Common Sense Coalition, consisting of eight Republican Senators (Alexander, Collins, Gardner, Graham, Flake, Isakson, Murkowski, and Rounds), seven Democrats, and one Independent. It granted amnesty for nearly two millions “Dreamers” and funded a wall. It did nothing about the diversity lottery and nothing meaningful about chain migrations. The legislation also told the Executive Branch how it should prioritize immigration enforcement. For illegal immigrants guilty only of “unlawful presence,” immigration officers were to Sunny days for the economy can´t last forever Sun, 18 26 2018 04:26:04 GMT 51dc0e2ec242fb8e3e732c96e07cb5b2350f849a CNN Money, by Matt Egan and Danielle Wiener'Bronne Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 18 26 2018 04:26:04 GMT 1. It´s getting late: The recovery from the Great Recession is already one of the longest economic expansions in American history. And recently the economic cycle has gone from humming along to booming. Unemployment is down to a 17'year low, small business sentiment is roaring, and economic growth hit the 3% mark twice last year. But economic expansions don´t last forever. A recession comes along eventually and ruins the party. Wall Street is already pondering the demise of this recovery, which in May would become the second'longest in history. Most economists and investors believe the U.S. economy is either in For the LGBT Community, Gus Kenworthy´s Olympics Loss Is Still a Big Win Sun, 18 17 2018 04:17:43 GMT 847a2e8bbcec9d56a5f5fa77ff9f3248a9b2d891 Time Magazine, by Sean Gregory Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 18 17 2018 04:17:43 GMT Pyeongchang ' The moment, when it happened, felt routine to American slopestyle skier Gus Kenworthy, who along with figure skater Adam Rippon is the only openly gay male Winter Olympian to ever compete for the United States. Matthew Wilkas, Kenworthy’s boyfriend, gave Kenworthy a good'luck kiss before a qualifying run on Sunday in South Korea. “That was like a peck,” Wilkas, who wore a “USGay” t'shirt to the event, tells TIME afterwards from the bottom of the slopestyle course at the Phoenix Snow Park. “We should have made out in front of people.” Kenworthy didn’t know the TV cameras caught The Delusion of Sexual Empowerment Sun, 18 02 2018 04:02:45 GMT ee01373f09a8d502892332ebf1a74efa2d269cf5 Taki’s Magazine, by Christopher DeGroot Posted By: earlybird- Sun, 18 02 2018 04:02:45 GMT A few weeks ago, Aly Raisman came to public attention for doing a brave and noble thing: testifying in court against Larry Nassar, the USA Gymnastics and Michigan State University doctor who, over two decades, had sexually abused her and more than 160 other girls and women. Thanks in part to Raisman’s testimony, Nassar has been sentenced to 175 years in prison. The public may feel grateful to the young woman. Now we are hearing about Raisman again, although it is for a very different reason: She has chosen to appear naked in the new Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition. Raisman was Confessions Of A Congressional Staffer: Mueller Working With Russian Operatives To Bolster Anti'Trump Investigation? Sun, 18 59 2018 03:59:34 GMT 4886fa638514ceab87201a72cb56d913f44558ef DCWhispers, by Staff Posted By: earlybird- Sun, 18 59 2018 03:59:34 GMT The following are the insights and opinions of a former senior congressional staffer who is now enjoying what he calls the “…happy uncertainty of a self'imposed semi'retirement.” (Snip) CONFESSION #2: Plenty knew it was coming, including the Trump White House. Mueller has been slow'playing it for a while. I’m talking about the Russian operatives move – the indictments. They are largely baseless, a big overreach that amounts to allegations of talking down Hillary Clinton and talking up Donald Trump. If that were suddenly illegal almost the entire media complex would have to be indicted, right? Mueller is trying to paint Is Your Tribe Doing Your Thinking For You? Sun, 18 54 2018 03:54:32 GMT aac5a4fccb887ba0841d4b5989861504e4e77895 Aspen Times, by Glenn Beaton Posted By: Big bopper- Sun, 18 54 2018 03:54:32 GMT Tribalism is in our DNA. This innate tendency to adopt the beliefs and customs of the people around us was the glue that held together small bands of nomadic hunters and gatherers. Ancient humans with tribalism in their DNA survived in their tribe and propagated their DNA. Those without it didn´t and didn´t. It´s the natural product of human evolution. Managing ancient humans was not like herding cats. It was more like herding herds. Stray humans didn´t last long on the savanna. Later, tribalism enabled us to coalesce into towns and cities, and to defend our resulting civilizations. Even now, tribalism influences our Florida shooting shows not to rely on the FBI Sun, 18 43 2018 03:43:59 GMT 96cd11a04b1f08dbe9e832f15e9539287db6cc10, by Don Surber Posted By: earlybird- Sun, 18 43 2018 03:43:59 GMT People are asking why didn´t the FBI follow up on the tips about the gunman who went on to kill 17 people at a high school in Florida? That´s the wrong question. We should ask: why didn´t the tipsters report their suspicions to the local police or sheriff´s office? Don´t get me wrong. The FBI screwed up. But after the review and congressional hearings, the politicians will scapegoat the director '' and decide the FBI needs more manpower. Thus, Congress will reward failure, and we will wind up with more failure. The solution is to not expand the federal police but rather to have the Sunday Schadenfreude: Olympic Trump'haters jinx themselves Sun, 18 41 2018 03:41:34 GMT f5d5680e93ab37633e3d7f45f2814951c02aef85 American Thinker, by Monica Showalter Posted By: PageTurner- Sun, 18 41 2018 03:41:34 GMT Funny how the Olympic athletes who managed not to insult and offend us by their loudmouth anti'Trump grandstanding before the games seem to be the only ones who either win big medals or else win our hearts anyway. Who wasn´t delighted by Chloe Kim with her snowboarding virtuosity along with her delightful, vibrant, bubbly, teenager personality? [Snip] Then there were the bad sports, the attention'seekers, and worst of all, the anti'Trump loudmouths, who insulted us all with their anti'Trump remarks before they have even competed to show us what they could do in the 2018 Olympics. "Prominent Republican Donor” can pound salt Sun, 18 41 2018 03:41:19 GMT d5c5e10401541478872034a21dc9dbfaaaf85288, by Don Surber Posted By: earlybird- Sun, 18 41 2018 03:41:19 GMT "Prominent Republican Donor Issues Ultimatum on Assault Weapons" blared the headline in the New York Times. (Not linked because it is a pay wall.) That fat'cat'calls'the'shots crap may work in the Democratic Party but in Trump´s party, the people call the shots '' not Rich Uncle Pennybags. Donald John Trump won despite this particular "Prominent Republican Donor," Al Hoffman Jr. Hoffman is a real estate magnate in Florida who sided with Hillary and opposed Trump´s election. (Snip) Hoffman wrote a piece in USA Today on April 5, 2016: "Big donors can save democracy from Donald Trump.” Really? He wanted to Sanctuary cities are a shopping mall for ICE Sun, 18 35 2018 03:35:26 GMT 3db8a61e8fcbe72f5ec62a6fc712871e8c2b6559, by Don Surber Posted By: earlybird- Sun, 18 35 2018 03:35:26 GMT Sanctuary cities are a near perfect example of how liberalism works. The local governments promise not to check ID. In turn, roughly 60% of the illegal aliens in this country now live in a sanctuary city. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency thanks those sanctuary cities for attracting the illegal aliens so ICE can arrest and deport them without having to do much searching. It is like throwing corn on the ground in front of the tree stand. Or so I have heard. "U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents arrested 212 people and served notices to businesses in the Los Angeles area, An 18th'Century Hero versus the Deep State Sun, 18 24 2018 03:24:42 GMT 8bafdcec6d20da9487f32bf112b35cf2c4e1969b American Thinker, by Mike Konrad Posted By: PageTurner- Sun, 18 24 2018 03:24:42 GMT I have always prided myself on being an amateur historian, knowing far more than most people. So you can imagine my surprise when I found out, about ten years ago, that I knew nothing about one of the most important battles in world history, whose ramifications echo down to this day. This is the Battle of Cartagena de los Indias, fought between the Spanish and British empires off the coast of present'day Colombia in 1741. It was part of the War of Jenkin´s Ear, a war where Britain´s ultimate aim was to break the Spanish empire and impose a British hegemony Behind The Sanctimonious Tweets James Comey Has a Very Serious Book Problem… Sun, 18 24 2018 03:24:39 GMT f65dfff1805a8912a52a47f098c44657d79ce8f7 Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance Posted By: earlybird- Sun, 18 24 2018 03:24:39 GMT For over three months there’s been an 800lb gorilla in the corner of the discussion desperately being avoided by an incurious corporate media. In the fall of 2017 Fusion'GPS founder Glenn Simpson and Clinton'Steele Dossier author Christopher Steele were in frequent media stories. However, on December 2nd 2017 the first outline of previously invisible FBI Agent Peter Strzok and FBI Attorney Lisa Page hit the headlines. (Snip)However, one thing has been brutally missing throughout the three months…. there’s been no media interviews or statements by anyone. Additionally, in a rather odd dynamic there’s no appetite by any media to get any of Adam Rippon to work for NBC for remainder of 2018 Olympic Games Sun, 18 20 2018 03:20:10 GMT 633440b59f6f2ce42eaf3e0f668bf251ee97b3b8 Yahoo Sports, by Travis Mewhirter Posted By: KarenJ1- Sun, 18 20 2018 03:20:10 GMT Adam Rippon, in his own words, is “not a gay icon or America’s gay sweetheart.” No, “I am just America’s sweetheart. And I am just an icon.” (Snip) This will come as little surprise to those who have been following these Olympic Games. Even before the Games began, Rippon, one of the first openly gay male athletes to compete for the United States in an Olympics, was in the headlines over a feud with Vice President Mike Pence. Since, he’s become one of the most recognizable stars of these Olympics, a celebrated member of the gay community, as well as Speaker'in'waiting Sun, 18 10 2018 03:10:26 GMT 73785b123cabae020914506db377b8eda5e88bb2 American Thinker, by Steve Grammatico Posted By: jogger1- Sun, 18 10 2018 03:10:26 GMT Nine months remain until what may be the most crucial midterm elections in our history. If Democrats prevail, the rabidly unhinged Nancy Pelosi returns as speaker of the House, third in the presidential line of succession behind Bush and Cheney (at least in her addled mind), and Chuck Schumer, increasingly a creature of the hard left, consummates his pact with the Devil to become majority leader. Assuming committee memberships look much as they do now, it´s bad news down ticket, too. Florida Teacher of the Year´s gun violence post goes viral after school shooting Sun, 18 42 2018 02:42:12 GMT 85490506af5a2a219d562a65e1c3300e354b060b Fox News, by Caleb Parke Posted By: KarenJ1- Sun, 18 42 2018 02:42:12 GMT A Teacher of the Year at a Florida middle school posted a Facebook message that has since gone viral saying parents need to “step up” when it comes to their kids’ behavior. (Snip) The middle school teacher said over her almost two decades as an educator that she’s seen an increase in violence and a lack of compassion among students. “Until we, as a country, are willing to get serious and talk about mental health issues, lack of available care for the mental health issues, lack of discipline in the home, horrendous lack of parental support when the schools are Trump slams FBI over ´missed signals´ on Florida shooting, asserts Russia was distraction Sun, 18 23 2018 02:23:00 GMT 2ec5bfb89eec7f63ba90f52560515add5cd1430f Fox News, by Staff Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 18 23 2018 02:23:00 GMT President Donald Trump urged the FBI to “get back to the basics” Saturday night after an embarrassing series of mistakes in connection with the Parkland, Fla., massacre. “Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter,” the president tweeted late Saturday. “This is not acceptable.” The president then asserted that the agency was perhaps distracted by the investigation into possible Trump administration ties to Russia. “They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign,” the president wrote. “There is no collusion. Get back to the NBC hires Adam Rippon and his golden commentary for the rest of the Olympics Sun, 18 18 2018 02:18:15 GMT bdc68a82796f8d82fdc3a6a0d6b5ecc5d87597ba Washington Post, by Cindy Boren Posted By: NorthernDog- Sun, 18 18 2018 02:18:15 GMT Adam Rippon, the openly gay figure skater who helped the United States win a bronze medal in team competition and became one of the biggest breakout stars of the PyeongChang Olympics, has gotten his first big break before the Winter Games have even concluded. Rippon, a darling of the competition for saying things that have been at turns smart, creative, and refreshing for viewers, has been hired by NBC as a correspondent for the rest of the Games. NBC confirmed the news, first reported by USA Today, with Rippon expected to work on TV as well as the digital and