The Socialist senator from Vermont, Bernie Sanders, set off a Twitterstorm yesterday with a tweet that was hard to believe. (Tweet) Needless to say, this towering hypocrisy did not go unnoticed in the Twitterverse: (Tweets) A man who owns three houses -- including the recent purchase of a vacation home for $600K -- and pays a smaller percentage of his income in taxes than most middle class Americans, should not be taking a dump on America in a glass house. There are two possibilities for Sanders´ obvious cluelessness; 1) he knew full well the kind of reaction he would get
Communists in the old Soviet Union were the 1 percenters. And they were allowed to own guns! and have summer places, called dachas. Bernie´s comment is consistent with the old Soviet Union, just as it is consistent with George Orwell´s Animal Farm - four legs good, two legs better.
#3, you´re talking about the apparatchiks, Comrade! When they are riding in their Chaka or Zil limos, you better get outta their way ´cause they ain´t stopping.
And if you complain about any of it, be prepared for Comrade Putin to invite you over to Lubyanka for a few ´questions´. Don´t worry about how to get there; a couple of nice men in leather jackets will stop by around 0200 and pick you up. Na zdorovye!
I am interested in how Bernie Sanders gets his money. According to the National Review article of April 2016, in 2014, he owned two houses with large mortgages and only made 205K total. Now my family makes close to this amount, pays more in taxes because we pay less in state taxes, our mortgage is less than his two are, and even though we give more charity than he does, we can´t make up that difference. But we can´t afford 3 houses and we only have one with that income and it is in a lower price area. While a bank would probably approve us if we wanted to buy a small vacation property at 100K, there is no way any bank would be letting us buy three houses and at those costs. The Vacation home is more expensive by far than his other two houses. Something fishy is going on but I think investigative reporting has mostly disappeared.
This is the same Commie folded like a cheap deck chair from K-Mart when he was offered a nice Dacha on the lake as a vacation home just to get out of the way! Since he cares soooo much about the "little guy" how come he sucks about $46,000 dollars out of Social Security every year on top of everything else?
Melania Trump opened up the White House Movie Theater on Friday to East Wing visitors for the first time ever in history. (Photo) “The White House belongs to the people of this country,” the first lady said in a White House press release. “I believe everyone who takes the time to visit and tour the White House should have as much access to its rich history and wonderful traditions as possible. It is my hope that our visitors truly enjoy the newest piece of the tour.” A photo of the red lined movie house was also shared on the first
Don and Jeanne Glass live in Arizona. They are in their mid-80s and are loyal readers of American Thinker. They wrote me years ago after reading one of my articles here; and we became great friends. They probably don’t fit the age demographic for the average, active conservative on the Internet. It’s hard to believe how many articles they consume, how much information they share, often keeping me up-to-date on important political or current events. Don writes the emails, but Jeanne is right there -- she is palpably looking over his shoulder, adding her comments, always encouraging and engaging. They’re
WARSAW, Poland– Warsaw’s mayor has unveiled a monument to a World War II hero who volunteered to go to Auschwitz and informed firsthand on the atrocities there but later was killed by the communist regime. (Video/Tweet) The memorial for Capt. Witold Pilecki is located near the place where in 1940 he let himself be caught by the occupying Nazi Germans. It was a step toward becoming an inmate of the Auschwitz death camp. Pilecki’s descendants joined hundreds of Warsaw residents and authorities at the ceremony Saturday. (Tweet/Photo) Pilecki wrote reports from Auschwitz before fleeing in 1943. As a freedom fighter,
Hundreds of demonstrators spelled out the word “RESIST!” at Trump National Golf Club in Rancho Palos Verdes, California on Saturday, as a protest against President Trump. (Photo/Tweet) A group calling themselves “Indivisible San Pedro” was responsible for the protest. A member of the group told CBS2 in Los Angeles that the protest was held to call for a special prosecutor to investigate Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. A Facebook Group for the organization describes them as “a group of concerned citizens that realize the Trump administration´s agenda will take America backwards, and must
And this kook is the Chief ABC Political Analyst! (Photo) Is is too much to ask liberal, anti-Christian, anti-American reporters to have just a little bit of knowledge of the world? ABC Chief Political Analyst Matthew Dowd claims Muslims in America a “bigger problem” than the persecution of Christians in the Middle East. Dowd was responding to a tweet by Shannon Bream at FOX News who was excited to announce her interview with Franklin Graham on Friday. (Tweet) Dowd’s tweet is still up. Last month ISIS murdered 37 Coptic Christians at church in Egypt on Palm Sunday. The first explosion
BISMARCK, N.D.- There are hundreds more jobs than takers in the heart of North Dakota´s oil patch. Finding a hotel room, parking space or table at a restaurant is no longer easy. More than two years after the state´s unprecedented oil bonanza fizzled to a lull, North Dakota - the nation´s No. 2 oil producer behind Texas - is experiencing a sort of boomlet that has pushed daily production back above 1 million barrels daily. "There is a long-term optimism that was not here just a year ago," said Williston Republican Sen. Brad Bekkedahl, whose western North Dakota district is
WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump is considering more than a dozen candidates to succeed ousted FBI Director James Comey, choosing from a group that includes several lawmakers, attorneys and law enforcement officials. Trump said Saturday that “we can make a fast decision” on a new FBI director, possibly by late next week, before he leaves on his first foreign trip since taking office. (Snip) The Trump administration is looking to fill the job, which requires Senate confirmation, after the president abruptly fired Director James Comey on Tuesday. Eight candidates had interviews Saturday: Texas Sen. John Cornyn; acting FBI Director Andrew
California Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-7) is pushing legislation to take away school administrators’ power to allow teachers with a Carry Concealed Weapon license (CCW) to be armed in classrooms for self-defense. McCarty’s bill–AB 424–was introduced months ago and is snaking its way through the legislative process. He introduced the bill on February 13 and in mid-March Bakersfield.com reported that it was being pushed as a way “of closing a loophole in the Gun Free School Zone Act. That act, also known as SB 707, barred firearms on school grounds, but made exceptions for anyone granted permission by local superintendents.” AB
The media/Democratic idiocy over Trump now comes so fast that I can’t keep up. As someone put it somewhere, I’m running out of evens to can’t. But realize what Trump accomplished this week: before this week, he was Hitler. Now he’s Nixon! Quite an upgrade! By July 4, he’ll be George W. Bush (who was also Hitler I think—boy is this confusing). Meanwhile, a fresh campus outrage or absurdity now occurs about every half hour. (I’ll tally up some of this week’s separately.) So we’re without a main theme this week, because news. (Photos of Cartoons!)
U.S. Senator John Cornyn will no longer deliver the commencement address at Texas Southern University this weekend, the school said on Friday, after U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was booed at another historically black university. More than 800 people signed a petition started by a Texas Southern University student who opposed the university’s invitation to the Republican senator to speak at Saturday’s graduation in Houston. The petition said Cornyn’s backing of DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions, among other things, showed that he supported “discriminatory policies and politicians.” “We have the right to decide if we want to refuse to
A bipartisan group of senators introduced legislation Thursday that would grant the secretary of Veterans Affairs the authority to accelerate the firing of employees for misconduct, a deal that arrives two months after the House passed its own version along party lines. The legislation extends the appeals period from the House bill for employees placed on administrative leave, but enables the department to withhold pay from those workers who are awaiting a case determination. Similar to the House version, it includes a measure to strip employees of bonuses awarded in error and reduce pensions of workers convicted of a felony
President Donald J. Trump delivered the commencement address at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia on Saturday. He was awarded a Doctorate of Law during the ceremony. Several Liberty graduates wore “Make America Great Again” Trump hats to their graduation (Photos/Tweet) President Trump told the graduates to reach for their dreams and that “nothing is easier or more pathetic than being a critic.” (Video/Tweet) No doubt this was a shot at the liberal media and their political party. President Trump also thanked the Liberty community for voting for him in November. (Video/Tweet)
President Trump revealed highly classified information to the Russian foreign minister and ambassador in a White House meeting last week, according to current and former U.S. officials, who said Trump’s disclosures jeopardized a critical source of intelligence on the Islamic State. The information the president relayed had been provided by a U.S. partner through an intelligence-sharing arrangement considered so sensitive that details have been withheld from allies and tightly restricted even within the U.S. government, officials said. (Snip) “This is code-word information,” said a U.S. official familiar with the matter,
A growing number of Democrats have said they will refuse to nominate a new FBI director until the deputy attorney general appoints a special prosecutor to investigate potential ties between President Donald Trump´s campaign and Russia. During an interview on Sunday on "State of the Union," CNN anchor Jake Tapper asked Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer if he supported the idea, floated by Senate Intelligence Committee vice chairman Mark Warner. "I think there are a lot of Democrats who feel that way," Schumer said. "We´ll have to discuss it as a caucus, but I would support that move." The New York
It saw the flight of Boeing’s first jet; the World’s Fair, the founding of Microsoft. It survived the eruption of Mount St. Helens, witnessed the state’s centennial, and the confession of the Green River Killer. But after 72 years, Pinus rigida 212-45-C, the state’s champion pitch pine, has died and will be cut down at the Washington Park Arboretum. The cause of death was climate change: steadily warming and drier summers, that stressed the tree in its position atop a droughty knoll. Red turpentine beetles, catching the scent of stress chemicals emitted by the tree as it struggled, bored in.
Not long ago, a friend was reciting things she needed to do before celebrating Passover with her family: preparing the ritual foods, doing something special for her grandchildren and making room for her daughter’s in-laws. Exhausted by the list, she looked at me and said, “It’s not easy being Jewish.” I know the feeling. I’m a Donald Trump supporter. The president rarely makes it easy on the faithful, often testing his tribe through errant word and deed. Even on his best days, he manages to insert a hurdle or two or 10. The James Comey affair is the perfect example. On substance, Trump made
Details about tea party bias claims against the IRS could remain secret because current and former agency officials say their lives are in danger if they publicly testify about the case. Lois Lerner and Holly Paz both have argued in recent court filings that the threat to their lives outweighs the public´s right to hear their testimony about how IRS employees in Cincinnati and Washington D.C. handled applications for tax-exempt status from tea party groups.
Sen. Ben Sasse said Monday the firing of former FBI Director James Comey is most troubling because it appears to be political. “Once you get to a place where there’s an active investigation, the FBI director is not supposed to be in a political chain of command and that’s the appearance of this situation and its timing,” the Nebraska Republican said on CBS News. “The timing is very troubling.” Mr. Sasse also said that it feeds into the American public’s distrust of institutions, which has been on the downward spiral for decades. “I think we have a crisis of public
Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) says President Trump’s White House must reverse the “downward spiral” it finds itself in. “The White House has got to do something soon to bring itself under control and in order,” he said Monday, according to Bloomberg. “It’s got to happen.” Corker, the chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, made his remarks following a Washington Post report that Trump revealed highly classified intelligence information in a meeting with the Russian foreign minister and ambassador.
White House senior adviser Kellyanne Conway said defending then-candidate Donald Trump on TV was so creepy, she felt like she needed a shower afterward, the co-hosts of MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” said Monday. “This is a woman, by the way, who came on our show during the campaign and would shill for Trump in extensive fashion,” said Mika Brzezinski, who hosts the show with new fiancé Joe Scarborough. “And then she would get off the air, the camera would be turned off, the microphone would be taken off and she would say, ‘Blech, I need to take a shower,’ because she
American retail culture may well have reached a tipping point. Major department stores are floundering about like fish in a rapidly draining pond after reporting dreadful earnings last week. The time-honored multigenerational giants like Macy’s, Sears and JCPenney are all looking at a dramatically different future. Macy’s stock collapsed 17 percent after Thursday’s first-quarter report. And high-end retail behemoths like Nordstrom are getting clobbered, too. Shares of that politically petulant retailer fell 11 percent Thursday on news of its first-quarter results. Better take a good look, because this may be last call for the mall.
Hundreds of protesters gathered in Charlottesville, Virginia, to support the removal of a controversial statue of pro-slavery Civil War general Robert E. Lee - just a day after Alt-Right leader Richard Spencer led a torch-wielding mob fighting to keep the same monument. The demonstrators on Sunday night held candles - rather than the ominous torches of their rivals - so as to ´outshine their torches with our love´, the Daily Progress reported. But the protests weren´t entirely peaceful. Police arrested three people at the gathering: one for assaulting a police officer and another for spitting on conservative blogger Jason Kessler - who
Conservative author Ann Coulter was one of the most vocal supporters of Donald Trump during the presidential campaign. She wrote “In Trump We Trust” and proclaimed that she worships him like the “people of North Korea worship their Dear Leader – blind loyalty.” Coulter described herself as a single-issue voter during the election and was drawn to Trump due to his “Mexican rapist speech” and him calling for a border wall to be built. In an interview Sunday with The Daily Caller, Coulter let it be known she still has hope in the Trump presidency, but is ready to jump ship.
Former First Lady Michelle Obama, speaking at the Partnership for a Healthier America summit in Washington, D.C., didn´t hide her feelings about a recent decision by Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue to give local school districts more flexibility in complying with nutrition requirements for school meal programs. Her comments went far beyond a little wounded pride and far into conspiracy theory. "We gotta make sure we don´t let anybody take us back, because the question is, where are we going back to? This is where you really have to look at motives. You really have to stop and think. Why don´t