When you consider the fact that a third of American adults cannot name a single branch of their federal government, you cease to wonder why things are so bad and begin to wonder why they are not already worse. In a poll conducted for the Annenberg Public Policy Center ahead of this weekend’s celebration of the 229th anniversary of the ratification of the Constitution, only 26 percent of respondents could identify the executive, legislative and judicial branches, while 40 percent could name only one or two. Americans talk openly and often about the dumbing down of our culture, what we
Carefully planned by the evil leftists in charge of the education system. Ignorant fools are far easier to control than educated free people who understand that this government is the best one ever devised by the mind of man. Still imperfect, but the best ever tried.
This is what passes for public indoctrination education these days. Sex education and how to organize and commit sedition is more important. It´s truly a miracle that the US isn´t rated at the level of indigenous tribes in the Amazon. Oh, I forgot. CommieCore will take care of that one.
The only way to fix this problem is ban liberal indoctrination in federally funded schools. It would stat a firestorm from hell. Declare liberalism a religion and ban it as an state imposed form of religion in the classroom.
I´ve always believed to vote you should have to have absolute Proof of citizenship and should be able to pass a basic test as to your knowledge and awareness about our nation. The first question I often ask Leftists before debating them is "what are the three branches of our government?" If they can´t even answer that simple question, I go no further.
New Jersey Gov.-elect Phil Murphy said he would legalize marijuana within 100 days of taking office in January, and his Tuesday win makes a Democrat-packed statehouse the only obstacle. Supporters feel confident it will happen, but legalization foes plan to campaign for Democratic defections as the other side debates different visions for reform. Legalization in the state — across the river from both New York City and Philadelphia — would be significant geographically, but also because no state has passed legalization legislatively, despite Gallup putting national support at 64 percent. Thus far, recreational marijuana legalization only has come through ballot
President Donald Trump celebrated the one-year anniversary of his election victory, sharing a message on Twitter. “Congratulations to all of the ”DEPLORABLES” and the millions of people who gave us a MASSIVE (304-227) Electoral College landslide victory!” he wrote, sharing a picture of the president with senior advisor Jared Kushner, Stephen Miller, Hope Hicks, and social media director Dan Scavino. (Tweet) Everyone flashed a “thumbs up” signal as they stood around the president in his office aboard Air Force One. Other members of the Trump family recalled election day on social media. Donald Trump Jr. shared a photo of a
As promised, anguished snowflakes are gathering tonight in approximately 25 cities to "scream helplessly at the sky" in protest of President Trump´s election. Several entertaining videos of the histrionics have emerged. One from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania: (Video/Tweet) And a couple from Washington Square Park in NYC: (Videos) Watch more video below: Denver, Colorado, Cheeseman Park: (Video) Grand Junction, Colorado: (Video) New York City: (Video/Tweet) Pittsburg: (Video) Salt Lake City, Utah: (Video/Tweet)
Chinese President Xi Jinping and wife Madame Peng Liyuan rolled out the red carpet for Donald and Melania Trump on Thursday morning in an official welcome ceremony at Beijing´s Great Hall of the People. Trumpets blared and a military band played the U.S. and Chinese national anthems as a ceremonial cannon fired shots in Tiananmen Square. Presidents Trump and Xi will participate in several hours of official talks, then deliver a joint press statement. A state dinner is on the agenda for this evening, complete with a cultural performance. Scroll down for video (Photos/Video) Before the day is through Trump
BEIJING— The Latest on President Donald Trump’s trip to Asia (all times local): 9:30 a.m. Thursday. President Donald Trump has received an elaborate welcome on his state visit to China. Chinese President Xi Jinping (shee jihn-peeng) treated Trump to a grand display of Chinese hospitality in the courtyard outside the Great Hall of the People in Beijing. Children waved U.S. and Chinese flags and jumped wildly. A Chinese honor guard played the national anthems of both countries, and Trump and Xi walked along red carpets to review the troops. At one point, Trump started clapping for the kids. U.S. first
MSNBC’s Katy Tur recently said that journalists covering President Donald Trump need to reign back some of their criticisms because it renders a lot of analysis ineffectual.“Everyone needs to tone it the F down, just tone it down,” Tur said on an episode of “Recode Decode” published Wednesday. “Bring down the volume. If we’re all loud about everything, nothing penetrates.” (Video) In an apparent appeal to her fellow colleagues, the journalist expressed that news coverage shouldn’t just be about peppering Trump with condemnation through intensive fault-finding. “We’re all facing big dangers when it comes to our sovereignty, our elections, our
Remember in late October when a teenage illegal immigrant girl in Texas who was pregnant with a 16-week-old baby decided she wanted an abortion, and the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled against the Trump Administration, which was trying to save the baby? The girl said through the ACLU, “People I don’t even know are trying to make me change my mind. I made my decision and that is between me and God.” Guess what? According to the government, after killing her baby, the girl is seeking mental health treatment. The Washington Times reports: The Trump administration asked a judge
On the anniversary of Hillary Clinton’s stunning loss to Donald Trump, we present you with the absolute worst attempt to contextualize, understand and accept her failure: (Photo) This op-ed from Southwestern University professor Helene Meyers is, for lack of a better descriptor, a doozy. The title alone invites a well-deserved groan from the reader: “Is Hillary Clinton The Jewish Scapegoat Of Our Time?” Naturally, that´s not even the worst of it. There’s much more silliness to be found in this absurd piece, which was published this week by the Jewish magazine the Forward. “[T]he continued attacks on Clinton are no
The bicyclist who was fired after being photographed flipping off President Donald Trump´s motorcade last month recounted the gesture that has made her a liberal hero on Wednesday, telling MSNBC it was a "spur-of-the-moment decision." Juli Briskman was photographed on Oct. 28 extending her middle finger toward Trump´s motorcade as it departed the Trump National Golf Course in Sterling, Va. She flipped off the whole fleet, and then she repeated the gesture when she caught up with the cars again, according to the New York Times. The pictures went viral, and she posted them to her social media accounts. She
Communist Beijing generally considers uncontrolled communication a potential threat; however that’s why they elevated President Xi Jinping – to navigate this modern era reality. It is largely the responsibility of Xi to retain control yet provide the optics of free engagement. Within that dynamic President Xi is allowing the broadcast of the welcoming ceremony – again, predictably, with very tight production controls anticipated. (Photo) In a rare and unprecedented step, President Donald Trump’s official ceremonial welcome at the Great Hall of the People will be broadcast live today on national television throughout China, state broadcaster CCTV said. The event is
The sheriff deputies who assessed the fatalities at the bloody crime scene at the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, counted the death toll as 26, because one of the victims was a mother carrying an unborn child inside of her. The federal Unborn Victims of Violence Act of 2004 recognizes unborn children as separate victims for federal and military crimes. Texas law also defines a human being to include “an unborn child at every stage of gestation from fertilization until birth,” and recognizes an unborn baby as a potential crime victim. “This has been a longstanding priority for
During Tuesday´s broadcast of “Mornings With Maria Bartiromo,” the show´s host shouted at Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chair Tom Perez, who accused her of having a Republican bias and “living in a fictional wonderland.” Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo challenged Perez on topics ranging from Obamacare to controversy surrounding former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton receiving control of the party´s finances and operations. The DNC, Bartiromo claimed, “rigged” the 2016 nomination process for Clinton against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), whom, she suggested, should have received a call from Perez. “Don´t you think you owe him a phone call? Does somebody owe
A day before Donald Trump arrived in Beijing for crucial talks, China arrested 3 prominent African-American athletes. It would be awful if this became a racial issue today back home. A new element could be introduced into the deal-making at the heart of presidential mission to East Asia, and these youths have a following. They all have head shots from UCLA (snip) If the Chinese wish to use this incident for bargaining leverage (and why wouldn’t they?), they could exchange lenient treatment of the matter, as an “administration violation,” which sounds non-criminal. But either way, the 3 men can be
Former CBS journalist Dan Rather appeared on NBC "Today" on Tuesday where he lamented on the American people´s lack of trust in the media. "There’s a recent poll that said nearly half of people think the media make up stories," host Savannah Guthrie noted. "The media itself is under fire." "What do you think the media needs to do better to enhance its own credibility?" she asked. "We need to do a better job, we need to do our job. Our job is to bear witness, to be honest brokers of information, to be as accurate and fair as we possibly can," Rather
If standard practices are applied, the three UCLA basketball players – including LiAngelo Ball – arrested Tuesday in mainland China under suspicion of shoplifting face between three and 10 years in prison if convicted, according to Chinese lawyers who briefed Yahoo Sports on the applicable laws. The sentencing guidelines could shift depending on the amount that the Chinese could prove was allegedly stolen. Authorities believe the players shoplifted from a Louis Vuitton store near the UCLA team hotel outside of Shanghai. The Bruins are in China to play Georgia Tech on Saturday in the season opener. The players were arrested Tuesday
When California lawmakers return to the Capitol in January, the state chapter of the NAACP will be seeking their support for a campaign to remove “The Star-Spangled Banner” as the national anthem. The organization last week began circulating among legislative offices two resolutions that passed at its state conference in October: one urging Congress to rescind “one of the most racist, pro-slavery, anti-black songs in the American lexicon” as the national anthem, and another in support of former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who launched a protest movement against police brutality among professional athletes by kneeling when “The Star-Spangled
The Democratic party was “leeched it of its vitality” by Former President Barack Obama and others in the lead-up to the 2016 election campaign, according to Donna Brazile, former interim chair of the Democratic National Committee. “We had three Democratic parties: The party of Barack Obama, the party of Hillary Clinton, and this weak little vestige of a party led by [Florida Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz] that was doing a very poor job getting people who were not president elected,” Brazile writes in her new book “Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in
Joe Biden writes in his new book that President Barack Obama once told him he would have appointed him president if he could and told him he´d "be the best president." The former vice president´s memoir Promise Me, Dad, delves into the death of his son Beau from brain cancer in 2015 and his ultimate decision to not seek the Democratic presidential nomination. In an interview with the New York Times, Biden said the subject of his son´s illness weighed on him and the president, whom he confided in as it became clear Beau would likely not survive. "Barack said:
Maybe it was that whole “low energy” thing. In surprisingly undiplomatic terms for elder statesmen, George W. Bush and his father, George H.W. Bush, bash President Trump in a soon-to-be released book. While both of the former presidents vowed when they left office not to speak ill of their successors — a pledge they’ve kept for the most part — there’s just something about Donald J. Trump that they can’t stand. (Snip) “You can either exploit the anger, incite it, or you can come up with ideas to deal with it.” Jeb offered real solutions, “but it didn’t fit with
Hillary Clinton is in secret negotiations with Christopher Steele, the author of the infamous Russian dossier, to purchase a second report that allegedly contains salacious new charges against President Trump, according to several sources with personal knowledge of the transaction. The talks with Steele, a former British spy, are being carried out by Hillary´s former campaign aides, who do not hide their bitterness over the shocking loss of the White House to Donald Trump, these sources say. ´Hillary´s people have been secretly in touch with Steele and are close to making a deal with him on opposition research that he claims has
Former President Bill Clinton believes Trump voters were particularly vulnerable to false claims, or fake news, because they felt economically trapped in their rural communities. “In the last election, in the counties that Hillary carried, you find 64 percent of America’s GDP. In the more numerous, rural counties carried by President Trump, you find 36 percent of the GDP, even though the median income of a Trump voter was higher. What does that tell you?” Clinton told a crowd gathered at Georgetown University Monday afternoon. “Even poor people are more hopeful if they’re in a dynamic place,” Clinton said. “Being trapped with
The wife of Tampa Bay Buccaneers cornerback Brent Grimes claimed Tuesday morning the Oakland Raiders offensive line allowed Derek Carr to get hurt because he did not join the anthem protests. Miko Grimes made an appearance on “The Breakfast Club” where she emphatically claimed the star quarterback’s views on the anthem protests led to his offensive line allowing him to get crushed. She even went further and said his views led to locker room fights. “A lot of people don’t know, but the reason Derek Carr got injured was because the Raiders offensive line allowed him to get injured,” Miko
The results are in and New Jersey and Virginia have elected new Democratic governors. In New Jersey, former Goldman Sachs executive and Ambassador to Germany Phil Murphy expectedly defeated Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno by an estimated margin of as many as 14 points, and in Virginia, Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam defeated former Republican National Committee Chairman Ed Gillespie by an estimated 7-to-8-point margin. Surely, New Jersey’s swing to a Democratic governor is a product of an unpopular outgoing Republican governor, Chris Christie, and President Trump’s unpopularity in the state as well. Further, outgoing Republican Governor Christie has the dubious status as New Jersey’s
A juror taking part in the bribery trial of Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., interrupted deliberations Tuesday to ask the presiding judge: "What is a senator?" U.S. District Judge William Walls refused to answer the juror´s question and similarly denied their request for a transcript of the closing argument from Menendez’s attorney, Abbe Lowell, per Bloomberg. Instead, the federal judge instructed the jurors to rely on their individual and collective memories to define the role of a senator and remember important points from Lowell´s final address. Jury deliberations began in Newark on Monday to determine whether Menendez is guilty of federal