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Democrats take aim at gun
owners in Houston debate
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 11:21:00 PM Post Reply
Gun control featured prominently in the third Democratic debate in Houston, with most of the 10 candidates trying to one-up each other on the issue while also jabbing repeatedly at President Trump.The Democratic White House hopefuls gathered on stage at Texas Southern University, a historically black college about 700 miles from El Paso, where 22 people died in an August shooting massacre, and 500 miles from Midland-Odessa, where eight people died weeks later in another rampage. Former Rep. Beto O’Rourke, who represented El Paso in Congress, won praise from many of his rivals for his leadership after tragedy shook his hometown.
Donald Trump During Debate: ‘Our Country
Is Going to Hell if Any of
These People Get In’
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 11:15:06 PM Post Reply
President Donald Trump gave a speech of his own concurrent with the Democrat debate on Thursday night, setting a sharp contrast with his potential 2020 presidential opponents.The president traveled to Baltimore to speak at a dinner following a House Republican retreat, taking the stage at about 8:00 p.m. Eastern, just when the ABC News debate started. He spoke for more than an hour.Trump recalled speaking at a recent fundraiser, where he began by telling donors about what the country was facing from Democrat candidates for president.“Whether you like me or not, it makes no difference because our country will go
Left-wing protesters interrupt Biden during
closing segment of Democratic
presidential debate
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 10:45:09 PM Post Reply
Left-wing activists opposing the deportation of illegal immigrants interrupted 2020 presidential front runner Joe Biden while he was speaking at the presidential debate Thursday night.At the end of the debate, the moderators asked each candidate to explain a professional setback they experienced and how they were able to overcome it. The first candidate to be offered the opportunity to answer this question was the former vice president.As Biden began to speak about how he dealt with his family tragedies, protesters interrupted him, chanting: "Three million deportations."
Democratic Debate Gets Personal As
Candidates Go For The Jugular
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 10:40:46 PM Post Reply
The Democratic presidential debate Thursday night quickly turned personal, as candidates took turns hammering each other on their vulnerabilities.Joe Biden’s memory, Elizabeth Warren’s expensive plans, and Bernie Sanders’s socialism all turned into political footballs over the course of the debate.Andrew Yang’s proposal in his opening statement to give 10 Americans $12,000 each drew laughs from his fellow Democrats. “It’s original, I’ll give you that,” Pete Buttigieg said with a smirk.Biden went on the offensive against Warren early on, saying she “has not said how she would pay for [her health care plan].”Amy Klobuchar slammed the Medicare for All bill supported
Julian Castro To Joe Biden: ‘Are
You Forgetting What You Said Two
Minutes Ago?’
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 9:58:03 PM Post Reply
2020 candidates Julian Castro and Joe Biden scuffled over the topic of health care during Thursday’s third Democratic primary debate in Houston.Castro called out Biden for flipping scripts after Castro said his health care plan, unlike Biden’s, would not force people to buy in, to which Biden replied, “They do not have to buy in.”“You just said that two minutes ago. You just said two minutes ago they would have to buy in,” Castro said.“Are you forgetting what you said two minutes ago?” he asked the former vice president. “Are you forgetting already what you
Carl Icahn Is Heading to Florida
for Lower Tax Rates
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 9:41:19 PM Post Reply
Billionaire Carl Icahn is planning to move his home and business to Florida to avoid New York’s higher taxes, according to people familiar with the matter.Icahn, 83, who was born in the Far Rockaway neighborhood in Queens, New York, has been an icon on Wall Street for decades. In the 1990s, he bought a mansion in the exclusive Indian Creek island enclave on Biscayne Bay in Miami.The move is scheduled for March 31 and employees who don’t do so won’t have a job, said the people, who asked not to be identified because the matter was private.A representative for Icahn declined to comment
Same as it ever was—anti-GOP
Media slams the economy
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 9:28:06 PM Post Reply
As it did in 1992, the anti-Republican media is covering Trump’s economy as negatively as possible while keeping a straight face. After all, unemployment is at historical lows, most Americans feel optimistic about their own economic future, and most credit Trump with the growing economy. Trump’s predecessor was the first president since 1949 to preside over an economic recovery without a single year averaging at least 3% gross domestic product growth.But Democrats, the media and Trump-hating pundits seem almost giddy at the prospect of a recession.Last year, multimillionaire comedian and HBO talk show host Bill Maher openly rooted for it: “Can I ask about the economy?
ABC Democrat Debate–Open Discussion Thread–
8:00pm W/ Livestream Link
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 9:12:22 PM Post Reply
The ABC debate with Democrat candidates is tonight from 8:00pm to 11:00pm EDT on ABC and Univision.The moderators are NBC​ News’​ George Stephanopoulos, David Muir, Linsey Davis and Univision’s Jorge Ramos.[Live-stream Link Here]The debate is taking place at Texas Southern University, and the ten participating candidates are: ♦Former VP Joe Biden; ♦Senator Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts; ♦Senator Cory Booker of New Jersey; ♦South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete
'She's for Bernie, I'm for Barack':
Biden ties Warren to socialist Sanders
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 9:00:42 PM Post Reply
2020 presidential front-runner Joe Biden tried to tie Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts to Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont during a tense back-and-forth between the candidates during Thursday night's debate. The comment was made in regards to the topic of health care. Both Warren and Sanders are in favor of a single-payer "Medicare for all" health care system, while Biden supports keeping a private option. (Video) "I think we should have a debate on health care. I think — I know that the senator says she’s for Bernie,
Andrew Yang's cash giveaway is
a great plan for these three reasons
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 8:46:18 PM Post Reply
Andrew Yang has drawn cheers, jeers, chuckles, and even legal scrutiny for his odd plan to give 10 American families $10,000 a month for the next year, paid out of his campaign coffers.This is actually a great plan. And here's why:1. It's a field test of a policy proposal. Nothing is less scientific in America than public policy. Looking for evidence is unheard of, much less conducting experiments. Yang here is running a pilot program for his central policy proposal: A Universal Basic Income that provides $1,000 to every family every month.Of course it's not a full test, as there will be macroeconomic effects of giving $120,000 to more than
CNN’s Keilar to Rand Paul: Are You
in a ‘Butt-Kissing Contest’ with Liz
Cheney to Please Trump?
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 8:19:52 PM Post Reply
Thursday on CNN’s “Right Now,” anchor Brianna Keilar asked Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) if he and Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) were in a “butt-kissing” contest to gain the favor of President Donald Trump. Paul said, “I guess the problem of the Cheneys, both Dick and Liz are Never Trumpers. They hate President Trump’s foreign policy. They want to stay in Afghanistan forever. They’re apologizing for John Bolton. They love John Bolton. So really, they’re part of this foreign policy swamp that has been trying to undermine President Trump.” He continued, “So people of Wyoming and people of the United States need to know that the Cheneys are never Trumpers. ”
'Socialism will kill Houston's economy': Trump
campaign flying banner over Houston ahead
of debate
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 8:12:27 PM Post Reply
HOUSTON, Texas -- President Donald Trump's campaign is flying a massive banner over Houston ahead of Thursday night's Democratic presidential debate in Texas.The message reads, "Socialism will kill Houston's economy."The campaign is spending around $7,500 for the flight and production of the ad. According to ABC News, this isn't the first time the campaign utilized the sky to spread its message. Over Labor Day, the president's reelection campaign targeted beaches in key swing states with airborne banners.The debate will air live on ABC in English and on Univision in Spanish at 8 p.m. ET | 7 p.m. CT | 5 p.m. PT.
Elizabeth Warren's Indian-persecuting
ancestors pile up - and she'd like you
to pay the reparations
Posted by PageTurner 9/12/2019 8:02:22 PM Post Reply
Most Americans aren't in for holding people responsible for the misdeeds of their ancestors, but Elizabeth Warren is just a little different. Here's the latest on her getting-famous ancestors from Breitbart News: Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) great-great-great grandfather Jonathan Crawford served in Major William Lauderdale’s Battalion of Tennessee Volunteer Militia from November 1837 to May 1838, a six month time period during which it fought two battles in Florida against the Seminoles. Today, there are two federally recognized Native American Seminole tribes, the Seminole Tribe of Florida,
Study Shows 95% of Americans ‘Troubled
by Current State of Media’
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 7:51:19 PM Post Reply
An Ethics in Media study reveals that a whopping 95 percent of Americans are ” troubled by the current state of media.”You couldn’t get 95 percent of the American people to agree that ice cream and sex are awesome, but 95 percent can come together to recognize just how horrible the media are.But part of me is still wondering what’s wrong with the other five percent.The study was conducted by the public relations firm Bospar and surveyed 1,010 American adults.Specific reasons for why Americans are concerned do vary. But to no one’s surprise, after more than five years of this…
Bolton’s Departure Tells Us Much
About Trump’s Foreign Policy
Posted by DanvilleBill 9/12/2019 7:48:23 PM Post Reply
The end of John Bolton's stint as National Security Advisor highlighted some of the most interesting aspects of the Trump administration, good and bad. The fact such a brash and outspoken hawk like Bolton lasted even eighteen months in a Trump administration dedicated to face-to-face dealing with any and all bad actors speaks well of Trump's tolerance for disagreement.
Greenpeace protesters arrested after
rappelling from Fred Hartman Bridge
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 7:07:54 PM Post Reply
BAYTOWN, Texas-- Twenty-three Greenpeace USA protesters have formed a blockade over the Fred Hartman Bridge in Baytown ahead of the third 2020 Democratic debate, forcing the closure of the Houston Ship Channel and snarling traffic in the area. The Harris County Sheriff's Office began taking protesters into custody Thursday evening. (Tweet/Video) HCSO said in a tweet that they're working with Houston and Baytown fire departments to rappel down and make contact with protesters hanging from the bridge. They say the goal is to bring them to boats they have staged below and take them into custody.
Watch: Congressman, A Double-Amputee Vet,
Speaks About VA Kicking Him Out
Of His Office In Florida VA
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 6:18:00 PM Post Reply
On Thursday, Congressman Brian Mast (R-FL), a double-amputee war vet, spoke with Fox News about being kicked out of a West Palm Beach, Florida, VA facility where he had established the first office in a VA facility for a sitting member of Congress. In 2017, Mast opened the first ever Congressional office inside a VA facility, an action imitated by other congressmen. He had recently confronted VA officials about a shooting and suicide at the West Palm Beach VA. Fox and Friends Co-Host Brian Kilmeade asked, “What’s your reaction to them kicking you out of your office because of that action?”
Another Great Week In Trumpland replies
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 5:51:36 PM Post Reply
It was another great week for President Trump. And I guess it’s up to me to spread the word. Why do I need to trumpet Trump? Because the President will never get credit for anything he achieves from the biased-liberal, Trump-hating, mainstream media. First, because of President Trump’s tireless achievements, the generic Democrat/Republican poll is out. Democrats held a 52-43 lead in advance of the 2018 midterms. Today it’s a dead tie. That bodes well for GOP chances to re-take the House in 2020. I guess reparations, open borders, free health care for illegals
Clueless Democrats continue the fight for power in America replies
Posted by BigAlPeoplesPal 9/12/2019 5:40:42 PM Post Reply
Clueless Democrats came back from the 2016 August recess not with new ideas culled from Town Halls and Farmer’s Market, as is intended. Instead, many, not all, came back looking to fundamentally change America. Unfortunately for America, the desire for change starts with impeaching Donald Trump and ends with a socialist government that will have the government deciding your life. Looking at the Democrat agenda, it is all about regaining power and moving America toward a socialist government as a first step to creating a global economy run by George Soros, Hillary Clinton, and Barack Obama.
Houston Ship Channel shut down after
11 Greenpeace activists dangled off
bridge ahead of 3rd Dem debate
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 5:27:30 PM Post Reply
AUSTIN— Twenty-two Greenpeace USA activists created a blockade on the Fred Hartman Bridge in Baytown, Texas early Thursday ahead of the third Democratic primary debate in Houston. Eleven of those climbers are dangling over the side of the bridge, an activist said in a Facebook Live video. The climbers held colorful ribbons and streamers to block traffic under the bridge. The group aims to “shut down the largest oil export channel in the U.S.” for 24 hours. Law enforcement officials told the local NBC affiliate that Houston Ship Channel was temporarily closed down because the protesters threatened to lower themselves to stop ship traffic.
Hillary Clinton Mocks US From Abroad –
Then Taunts House Republicans,
‘I Found My Emails’
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 5:18:28 PM Post Reply
Crooked Hillary mocked the US from abroad then taunted House Republicans over her email scandal. Hillary Clinton visited an art exhibit in Venice, Italy this week which displayed 60,000 pages of her ’emails’ she sent over her private server. The artist, Kenneth Goldsmith, printed up 60,000 pages of Hillary Clinton’s emails that somehow managed to survive her BleachBit spree and called the exhibit, “HILLARY: The Hillary Clinton Emails.” According to The Hill, Hillary spent nearly an hour rifling through her emails at the exhibit, then posed for a picture.This wasn’t enough for Hillary — she
Trump administration set to sell leases
this year for drilling in Arctic
National Wildlife Refuge
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 5:14:01 PM Post Reply
The Trump administration took a final step Thursday toward selling leases for companies to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, releasing a finding that energy development would have minimal environmental impact.The Interior Department hopes to conduct a lease sale by the end of the year, after releasing an environmental impact statement assessing the risks of drilling in a 1.5 million-acre section of the refuge, known as the “1002 area,” where billions of barrels of oil are believed to lie beneath the coastal plain. “After rigorous review,
Muslim kids in Philly dance
to chopping heads jihad song—
and we still don't know why
Posted by Ribicon 9/12/2019 4:31:46 PM Post Reply
In April, a group of kids at the Muslim American Society Islamic Center in Philadelphia were captured on camera dancing and lip-syncing and performing on stage to a happy little ditty of chopping heads and leading armies of Allah and torturing enemies and other Islamic political and religious principles. And the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations announced an investigation. Investigation, indeed. Now: Where are the results?(Snip) Apparently, it’s not moving along as fast as it should. At least to some. At least to a couple of members of Congress—Republican Reps. Lee Zeldin and Scott Perry—who penned a letter
Busted — deported sex offenders back AGAIN replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 9/12/2019 4:16:03 PM Post Reply
Two previously deported child sex offenders were separately arrested by Border Patrol in different locations when they attempted to re-enter the U.S. again illegally. Customs and Border Protection reported that the two convicted felons, with sex offenses against victims less than 13 years old, were arrested just days apart in Texas and California. Border Patrol agents in the El Paso Sector arrested 43-year-old Mario Aristides Rivas-Marquez, a Salvadoran national, last Friday after he and six others attempted to flee an immigration checkpoint and were apprehended. Rivas-Marquez is now facing 48 years in prison for violating the law
Sidney Powell’s Latest Motion In
Michael Flynn’s Case Is A Russiagate
Posted by earlybird 9/12/2019 3:20:04 PM Post Reply
On Wednesday, the previously sealed Motion to Compel filed against federal prosecutors in the Michael Flynn case was made public with only minor redactions. Just the day before, during a hearing before federal judge Emmet Sullivan, Flynn’s attorney, Sidney Powell, had highlighted some of the evidence prosecutors withheld from her defense team. Yesterday’s filing expanded exponentially on the areas of evidence Powell seeks and lays bare Powell’s bigger plan moving forward: to expose the breadth and depth of SpyGate and how flaying Flynn lay at the heart of the soft coup attempt. (Snip)Powell catalogued 40 categories of evidence the government has refused to turn over. She seeks a court order requiring
Netanyahu: Internal polls
show Likud losing on Sept. 17
Posted by Harlowe 9/12/2019 3:14:43 PM Post Reply
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu revealed on Thursday morning that his own internal polls indicate that he will not win the September 17 election. In an interview with KAN Radio, Netanyahu lamented that too many voters who want him to be prime minister either will not vote or will vote for one of the Likud's satellite parties. He blamed Attorney-General Avichai Mandelblit for preventing him from annexing the Jordan Valley, which he said he wanted to do before the election. Netanyahu said that if he did win the election, his first call to form a coalition would be to Yamina leader Ayelet Shaked.
Report: U.S. DC Attorney Jessie Liu
Will Indict Andrew McCabe…
Posted by earlybird 9/12/2019 2:48:20 PM Post Reply
Several news outlets are now reporting that U.S. Attorney for DC, Jessie Liu, will likely indict former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe for lying to FBI investigators. The reporting is based on leaked email communications from the lawyers representing Andrew McCabe, where McCabe’s legal appeals to Main Justice and current DOJ Deputy Attorney General James Rosen were rejected.(Snip)The OIG investigation of McCabe, and the subsequent criminal referral, was finalized over 18 months ago. No ordinary citizen, other than well-connected ‘beach friends‘, would be granted such considerations.
Wow! This Should Concern Democrats–
GOP Gains 14 Points in Democrat NC
County to Flip Seat to Republican
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 2:47:42 PM Post Reply
(Maps) On Tuesday night the GOP swept the special election races in North Carolina.Republican Greg Murphy won North Carolina’s 3rd Congressional District by over 20 points. Republican Dan Bishop came from 15 points down to win North Carolina’s 9th Congressional District by 2 points. What is even more remarkable is how big the wins were. In district 9 Dan Bishop won Robeson County in the eastern part of the district. According to J. Miles Coleman just last year the county went to the Democrat by 15 points.
Why California Keeps Making
Homelessness Worse
Posted by StormCnter 9/12/2019 2:43:39 PM Post Reply
On Tuesday, fifteen officials from the White House toured Skid Row in Los Angeles with the head of a local homeless shelter. “Four or five of them were from the Environmental Protection Agency,” Rev. Andy Bales of Union Mission church told me. “That’s because human waste flows into storm sewers.” California is home to some of the world’s toughest environmental and public health laws, but skyrocketing homelessness has created an environmental and public health disaster. The 44,000 people living, eating, and defecating on the streets of L.A. have brought rats and medieval diseases including typhus. Garbage is everywhere. Experts fear the return of cholera and leprosy. And homelessness
Warren’s Socialist Plan: Raise Taxes, Use
Social Security to Redistribute Wealth
Posted by ladydawgfan 9/12/2019 2:42:47 PM Post Reply
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) unveiled another key aspect of her progressive agenda hours before the third Democrat presidential debate in Houston, Texas, proposing Thursday to raise Social Security benefits by $200 per month and pay for it by raising taxes on the “rich.” Warren – who has largely driven her campaign on the unofficial slogan “I have a plan for that” – unveiled her plan to expand Social Security benefits. “Typical Social Security benefits today are quite small,” Warren explained in a Medium Post. “In 2019, the average Social Security beneficiary received $1,354 a month, or $16,248 a year.” There is a sense of urgency to raise Social Security benefits, Warren said,
Greenpeace activists suspended
from Fred Hartman Bridge
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 2:41:25 PM Post Reply
HOUSTON- Greenpeace activists are suspended from the Fred Hartman Bridge to protest the use of fossil fuels ahead of tonight's Democratic debate in Houston. Twenty-two protesters are on the bridge. Eleven trained climbers are suspended by ropes and harnesses over the Houston Ship Channel. Eleven "anchors" are standing on the bridge itself. Greenpeace USA wrote on Twitter Thursday morning, "BREAKING: We're in Houston shutting down the largest oil export channel in the country to resist Trump & the oil industry for fueling this #ClimateCrisis. It's time to end the age of oil. #PeopleVsOil"
Christine Blasey Ford’s Father Supported
Brett Kavanaugh’s Confirmation
Posted by StormCnter 9/12/2019 2:39:47 PM Post Reply
Last year, when Christine Blasey Ford emerged after then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearings to accuse him of attempted rape at a house party when both were teenagers, there were many unanswered questions both about her story and her credibility. She offered no proof that she and Kavanaugh had ever even met. She couldn’t remember where it happened, when it happened, or how she arrived at or departed from the party. None of the four alleged witnesses she eventually named, including one of her closest lifelong friends, corroborated her accusations. Prior to airing her allegations with the media, she scrubbed her entire social media history
Virginia Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax files
$400 million lawsuit against CBS
Posted by Pluperfect 9/12/2019 2:36:58 PM Post Reply
NORFOLK, Va. – Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax filed a defamation lawsuit against CBS on Thursday seeking $400 million. CBS News aired interviews with two women who have accused Fairfax of sexually assaulting them. CBS News anchor Gayle King interviewed both Vanessa Tyson and Meredith Watson earlier this year, where they described their encounters with Fairfax. He denies the encounters were non-consensual. The lawsuit is filed in federal court in the Eastern District of Virginia. It says Fairfax’s character was defamed and says CBS intentionally inflicted emotional distress on him.
Houston debate more wake than
fete for O’Rourke and Castro
Posted by Pluperfect 9/12/2019 2:23:30 PM Post Reply
Two of Texas’ biggest Democratic stars will take the debate stage Thursday in their home state but they’ll be far from the center of attention. Literally. Beto O’Rourke, the former El Paso congressman, and Julián Castro, the former mayor of San Antonio, will stand side by side in Houston on the far end of the debate stage, a reflection of their low standing in presidential polls. It’s a bit of a muted homecoming for the state’s prized Democratic prospects, both of whom entered the primary accompanied by high expectations but have since failed to build momentum. “I really like the guys. I mean, they’re terrific,” said Mike Collier,
US attorney recommends proceeding
with charges against McCabe,
as DOJ rejects last-ditch appeal
Posted by cThree 9/12/2019 2:12:44 PM Post Reply
U.S. Attorney Jessie Liu has recommended moving forward with charges against Andrew McCabe, Fox News has learned, as the Justice Department rejects a last-ditch appeal from the former top FBI official. McCabe -- the former deputy and acting director of the FBI -- appealed the decision of the U.S. attorney for Washington all the way up to Jeffrey Rosen, the deputy attorney general, but he rejected that request, according to a person familiar with the situation. The potential charges relate to DOJ inspector general findings against him regarding misleading statements concerning a Hillary Clinton-related investigation.
Congress may rein in rogue judges replies
Posted by earlybird 9/12/2019 1:27:20 PM Post Reply
Obama appointed, and a Democrat Senate confirmed, 260 district judges. Another five were confirmed under Republicans. Many Obama judges abuse their authority by playing anti-administration politics with ruling that are overturned on appeal. As Chief Justice, John Roberts heads the judiciary, but he is too afraid to rein these rogue judges in. Congress may. The Hill reported, "Rep. Mark Meadows (R-N.C.) and Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.) on Wednesday introduced legislation that would prevent district judges from placing nationwide injunctions on federal policy changes.
9/11 aftermath — firefighter victim identified
18 years later
Posted by ladydawgfan 9/12/2019 1:16:33 PM Post Reply
While some members of the Democratic Party have dismissed 9/11 as little more than a day where “some people did something,” the impact of that fateful day continues to be felt today, as the nation marks the 18th anniversary of the deadliest terrorist attack on American soil in U.S. history. Nearly two decades later, families are still coming to terms with events. Early on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, nineteen militants from the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four commercial jetliners and turned them into weapons to attack New York City and Washington, D.C., and caused extensive death and destruction — one of the flights crashed outside of Shanksville, Pennsylvania.
Pelosi walks out on press: I’m done
talking about impeachment
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 12:11:35 PM Post Reply
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi shut down press questions about whether the House is conducting a formal impeachment inquiry as some lawmakers claim. “I’m not answering any more questions about a possible inquiry, investigation, and the rest,” Pelosi tersely told reporters who asked her about the matter at her weekly press conference. Pelosi’s frustration led her to walk away from the podium, cutting her press conference short after calling for the media to focus on the Senate GOP’s refusal to take up a Democratic proposal to expand background checks for gun purchases.
‘Why Are You Pissing In Our Face?’
Inside Warren’s War With the
Obama Team
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 12:02:28 PM Post Reply
Elizabeth Warren was in the president’s head. From the summer of 2010 through summer of 2011, the usually unflappable Barack Obama spent long hours agonizing over the then-Harvard Law professor—so much that his aides felt it was distracting from more pressing national concerns, according to interviews with numerous former White House officials. Amid the financial crisis, Warren had become an unlikely star of the left with unambiguous moral outrage and an ability to explain complex financial topics in ways that made them fodder for dinner-table conversation.
Foes attack Melania’s 9/11 dress …
say it shows plane crashing
into building
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 11:58:07 AM Post Reply
In honor of the 18th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks, on Wednesday President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump both posted tweets that pictured them standing on a balcony underneath or above the words “We Will Never Forget.”While conservatives appeared to respond to the posts by issuing their own Sept. 11 tributes and thanking the president for his efforts to protect America from further terror attacks, many on the left reacted to it with scorn, derision, and highly disturbing conspiracy theories. Look at the posts below:
Todd Starnes: 9/11 “Never Forget”
memorials face censorship, vandalism
Posted by mc squared 9/12/2019 11:46:58 AM Post Reply
Students at a Michigan high school were told they could not display posters promoting Young America’s Foundation’s “9/11 Never Forget” project because the images were too violent. Grosse Pointe High School North rejected the posters because they included images of the terrorist attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, along with other images of atrocities committed by Islamic radicals. YAF spokesman Spencer Brown said on “The Todd Starnes Radio Show” that administrators feared “the content was too violent.” Brown said the images on the posters are no more violent than images that are included in some of the textbooks used by the school.
Donald Trump's glamorous New York hotel
is named the best in the World
by well-heeled travellers
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 11:09:45 AM Post Reply
He may not be everyone's cup of tea when it comes to politics. But one thing Donald Trump knows is how to run a good hotel.The evidence? Trump International Hotel and Tower in New York has been named as the best hotel in the world by readers of a luxury travel magazine. (Photos) The super-glamorous property, which overlooks Central Park, narrowly saw off competition from Vatuvara Private Island in Fiji - a hotel Prince Harry and Meghan Markle once stayed at that has been named as the second best.They occupy the top two slots in a top 10 ranking of hotels around the world drawn up by 'Luxury Lifestyle Magazine'
Trump Campaign to Blast Radical Democrat
Socialist Debate in Houston By Flying
Giant Banner Blasting Socialism
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 10:53:48 AM Post Reply
Democrats are holding their latest presidential candidate debate in Houston, Texas, on Thursday. Democrats are going to push their Green New Deal plan to obliterate the economy for junk science in the energy capital of the world. The Trump campaign announced on Thursday they will fly a giant banner blasting socialism in the Houston sky during the debate. (Tweet) ABC News reported: While some may be anticipating sparks to fly between Democratic candidates onstage, the Trump campaign plans to literally fly its counter messaging in the air above Houston ahead of Thursday’s debate.
House Judiciary Passes Resolution on
Parameters of Trump Impeachment Inquiry
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 10:47:50 AM Post Reply
House Judiciary Committee Democrats have passed a resolution to set the ground rules on an impeachment inquiry against President Trump. "The conduct under investigation poses a threat to our democracy," Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-NY) maintained in his opening statement. "We have an obligation to respond to this threat. And we are doing so."The vote would, in part, allow Nadler to call impeachment hearings, and allow staff members to question witnesses in those hearings.A fed up Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) tried to explain what was
9/11 Hero Todd Beamer's Son is All
Grown Up Now and He's Playing
College Football
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 10:42:50 AM Post Reply
We were all deeply moved and inspired by the brave passengers of Flight 93 who stormed the cockpit, attempting to wrest the plane from the evil terrorists who had killed the crew and were headed toward an unknown destination on September 11, 2001. By crashing the plane into a field in Pennsylvania, it's likely they spared a high-value target like the White House or the Capitol, saving the lives of thousands and preserving a national landmark.Todd Beamer was one of those passengers, a hero whose voice was
Trump’s Taliban Gambit replies
Posted by earlybird 9/12/2019 10:42:15 AM Post Reply
President Trump made the correct decision in canceling the peace talks with the Taliban of Afghanistan. These were never really peace talks. They were surrender talks. The primitive and barbarous Taliban represented them as such and to underline the point, engaged in a number of bombing atrocities in a cluster to correspond with their ill-considered invitation to Camp David to discuss peace with the Afghan government.
The day the 21st century started replies
Posted by Hazymac 9/12/2019 10:36:06 AM Post Reply
In the immediate aftermath of the attack on the Twin Towers there must have been the hope that September 11 would become a "never again" moment, a mistake not to be repeated, after which the glorious march into the 21st century could be resumed. However September 11 showed not only that radical Islamism would haunt the new century but a burgeoning technology combined with elite nihilism could produce threats from seemingly out of nowhere. If the planes hitting buildings were that September's top note biological warfare was clearly the middle note. "The 2001 anthrax attacks, also known as Amerithrax from its FBI case name, occurred ...
New York Times: Airplane violence caused
the collapse of the World Trade
Center on September 11, 2001
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 9:55:57 AM Post Reply
The New York Times, whose official slogan is "All the news that's fit to print," vividly illustrated their twisted take on what they deem fit to print yesterday, tweeting the following of that truly evil event that occurred 18 years ago yesterday. (Photo) In other words, some act of senseless plane violence, perhaps by the planes' pilots who aimed so carefully? Or perhaps accidentally? Who knows? As Rep Ilhan Omar (D-MN) so memorably expressed it, "Some people did something." Some people...could have been anyone, perhaps some privileged American white folks who flash Benjamins. And anyway, what they did was just...something. No big deal. WRONG!
CNN’s big ‘mistakes’ all run in
one direction: anti-Trump
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 9:50:30 AM Post Reply
CNN was better off when it devoted round-the-clock coverage to missing planes in black holes and human excrement overflowing on cruise ships. Now the network is just a series of embarrassments.CNN blared an “exclusive” headline Monday with a story purporting that US intelligence made the decision to “extract” a spy that it had working within the Russian government because officials believed his cover may have been compromised by President Trump having “repeatedly mishandled classified intelligence.”
Trump’s Only Real Weakness
Is His Style
Posted by Garnet 9/12/2019 9:49:45 AM Post Reply
This is the time for President Trump to deprive his enemies of the last weapon that could be employed against him that could cause him any harm: the largely false, but still troublesome, issue of his personality and routine behavior. Other lines of attack have come to naught: Collusion with Russia, accusations of racism provoking outbursts of mass murder (by uttering “racially charged statements,” in the inadvertently Orwellian words of CNN’s most witless talking head, Don Lemon), the verbal recession confected by the world-renowned economists of CNN and MSNBC, all of it has collapsed. Illegal border crossings are in sharp decline as the wall is steadily extended,
Debate Field Reflects Democrats’
Disdain for Business Success
Posted by Garnet 9/12/2019 9:46:17 AM Post Reply
The 2020 Democrats again take the debate stage Thursday, filling millions of family rooms across America with their faces and voices. With the field of presidential contenders essentially cut in half, it will be a very different event than the previous two sessions. For the first time, all the front-runners will be on the stage the same evening. Pundits have already started to handicap the event and create the narratives that will invariably dominate the post-debate news coverage. The composition of the field tells us a great deal about what Democrats value. The number of candidates on the stage who have ever run a business has fallen
9/11/2012: Politicized Intel on Benghazi
Previewed the Obama Admin’s Russia Hoax
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 9:44:56 AM Post Reply
Seven years after the September 11, 2012 attacks on the U.S. Special Mission in Benghazi, it is instructive to recall the Obama administration’s altering of the now infamous talking points utilized to essentially mislead the American public about the coordinated assault that resulted in the deaths of Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens and three other US. Citizens.The controversy surrounded the removal of references to terrorism while stressing an obscure anti-Islam film despite knowing it had little to nothing to do with the motivation for the assault. The Obama administration’s decision to publicize and even use taxpayer dollars
Marianne Williamson vents that
'conservatives are nicer' to her
than those on the Left
Posted by M2 9/12/2019 9:38:32 AM Post Reply
Presidential candidate and spiritual guru Marianne Williamson was caught on tape saying conservatives and Fox News are nicer to her than some on the Left. Appearing on Sinclair’s America This Week, Williamson was played a clip where she had previously appeared on the same show and was caught in a hot-mic moment. “What does it say that Fox News is nicer to me than the lefties are? What does it say that the conservatives are nicer to me? It’s such a bizarre world,” Williamson said. “You know, I’m such a lefty. I mean, I'm a serious lefty, but they’re so ... I didn’t think the Left
Watch: Ocasio-Cortez Shows Contempt
For Former DHS Official On 9/11
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 9:38:10 AM Post Reply
Socialist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) showed contempt and disrespect to former Acting ICE Director Thomas Homan on Wednesday during a House Oversight Committee hearing.Ocasio-Cortez's rude comments to Homan — who worked for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), which was created after the 9/11 terrorist attacks — came on the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.Ocasio-Cortez's contentious remarks came as Homan was defending himself against vile attacks made against him during the hearing by Democrats on the committee.Ocasio-Cortez specifically became enraged when Homan
For many religious Americans,
the word 'liberal' has become taboo
Posted by M2 9/12/2019 9:30:41 AM Post Reply
The Rev. Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, has made himself into a cable news celebrity by denouncing Democrats as "godless" and "liberal" and hailing President Trump as the best friend for people of faith. While Democrats have embraced the so-called nones -- those with no religious affiliation -- the party seems to have gone out of its way to drop the word "liberal." Twenty Democratic presidential primary candidates debated in June for a total of four hours. They also debated for another four hours in late July. The number of times that any of those candidates (or the moderators) used the word "liberal": just once.
Filmmaker Joel Gilbert Set To Reveal The
Hoax Behind Rachel Jeantel (Witness #8)…
Posted by earlybird 9/12/2019 9:28:24 AM Post Reply
Anyone who paid attention to the details in the George Zimmerman case knew Florida state prosecutors knowingly, and with malicious intent, falsified witness testimony from Witness #8 Rachel Jeantel; who they claimed was Trayvon Martin’s girlfriend. Back in November 2012 CTH first emphasized how Trayvon Martin’s family created a completely false narrative about Trayvon’s 16-year-old girlfriend “Dee Dee”. [Go Deep] Martin family attorneys Benjamin Crump, (Snip) together with Al Sharpton used ABC journalist Matt Gutman to fabricate the Dee Dee girlfriend media story in order to generate ficticious media evidence toward the goal of arresting George Zimmerman (Snip) then they needed to come up with an actual person to fill the
K–12: The Real Threat
is Red Supremacists
Posted by M2 9/12/2019 9:27:18 AM Post Reply
August 2017, Charlottesville: Police disappear even as belligerents advance toward each other, and fighting in the streets begins. The same tactic had been used successfully in Ferguson and Baltimore. Who but President Obama and the respective governors could have given the orders to stand down? Who else but mayors and police chiefs could have expedited such counterintuitive commands? Democrats got their optics. CNN could chant each day that the USA is full of white nationalists and right-wing criminality. Obama must've been proud. Anyone could see that white supremacists lurked on every street. Funny thing: If you wait around for these people
Homes with Four Wheels:
Inside New York City's
Underground Van Life
Posted by NYC Ral 9/12/2019 9:24:37 AM Post Reply
Our new series, "New York Unfiltered," goes underground to take a look at some of the city's colorful personalities you don't hear about, who are hiding in plain sight. In Part 2, Ruschell Boone checks out a group of people who call themselves ‘Schoolies', or those living “the van life." “You want to come inside and take a look?” says Sergio Villarroel, ushering us into his home. He and his girlfriend, Fiama Rabacioli, are living the van life.
Fake News, Fake Polls – CNN Edition replies
Posted by M2 9/12/2019 9:24:32 AM Post Reply
It’s been a tough few weeks for CNN. Who knew pushing fake news could be so challenging? First, they tried to turn President Trump into a rube for suggesting that Alabama could be in the path of Hurricane Dorian. It turns out that CNN suggested the same thing, a few days before Trump did, warning Alabama to “be on the lookout”. Then came the fiction that Trump outed a Russian informant. Instead the reality was that the decision on any outing or exfiltration occurred before Trump became president. We know whose watch this occurred on, but CNN chose to instead blame the current president.
Flynn Lawyer: ‘Egregious
Government Misconduct’
Posted by M2 9/12/2019 9:22:46 AM Post Reply
Former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s lead defense attorney argued in court Tuesday that she is seeking to have the entire prosecution against Flynn “dismissed for egregious government misconduct and long-time suppression” of exculpatory evidence. Flynn’s attorney, Sidney Powell, said in a status conference in federal court in Washington D.C. that “there never would have been a plea to begin with if the government had disclosed Brady information about what it knew before the plea agreement.” The “Brady material” mentioned in the complaint is in reference to the “Brady v. Maryland” Supreme Court case that established the government must turn over all exculpatory evidence. Flynn pleaded guilty to making false statements
Trump Campaign to Fly Giant Banner in
Houston Before Dem Debate.
Here's What It Will Say.
Posted by M2 9/12/2019 9:21:13 AM Post Reply
The Trump reelection campaign has a message for the city hosting the third Democratic debate Thursday: “socialism will kill Houston’s economy.” A campaign official told ABC News about the message against socialism, which will fly on a banner across the city from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m.— the debate will begin one hour later. The campaign will spend approximately $7,500 for the ad and its flight, reports ABC News. (tweet) Trump’s reelection campaign also made use of airborne banners at beaches in key swing states over Labor Day. And that’s not the campaign’s only effort to get their message across in Texas. They will also take out two full-page ads in local
Bill Maher: 2020 Dem Candidates Race
to the Left a ‘Cancer on Progressivism’
Posted by M2 9/12/2019 9:19:03 AM Post Reply
Thursday on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe,” HBO host and comedian Bill Maher previewed the Democratic presidential debates slated for later that evening. “Morning Joe” co-host Joe Scarborough asked Maher what he was looking for in the presidential candidates, to which Maher said strength and noted that was what President Donald Trump projects. “Strength,” Maher replied. “You know, I think people vote not on policy. I don’t think a lot of them know a lot of the policy. I think they look for strength versus weakness and what they perceive as strength. So that’s what I’m always looking for in the Democrat. That’s what I think they like about Trump.
“You Want to Go Toe-to-Toe I’m
Here!” Former ICE Director Tom Homan
Blasts Vicious House Democrat Wasserman-
Schultz (Video)
Posted by Imright 9/12/2019 9:16:19 AM Post Reply
On Wednesday former ICE Director Tom Homan testified before the House Oversight Civil Rights and Civil Liberties subcommittee. (Photo) Democrats targeted Homan during the hearing for his support of border security. During the committee hearing Former DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz took time out to call Homan a liar and a racist. That’s when Homan fired back at the controversial Democrat who rigged the Democrat Party primary in 2016, “I’ve forgotten more about this issue than you’ll ever know… Everything I’ve said here is accurate. If you want to go toe to toe, I’m here.”
Pete Buttigieg: Dumbest Ever Smart Person? replies
Posted by Magnante 9/12/2019 9:15:16 AM Post Reply
Is Pete Buttigieg the dumbest smart person ever? At CNN's climate change freak show telethon, Buttigieg — the South Bend, Ind. mayor, 2020 Democratic Party presidential hopeful, and Harvard- and Oxford-educated Rhodes scholar — said in front of the entire world that defeating climate change will perhaps be more difficult than defeating the Nazis in World War 2. (snip) I want Buttigieg to look in the eyes of a D-Day veteran — who spent hours in a boat full of feces, urine, and vomit, and who fought nearly a week at the beaches of Normandy, France, wondering if he'd live another second — and say that.
The Nuclear Option: Trump Is
Still Winning. Here’s Why
Posted by M2 9/12/2019 9:15:08 AM Post Reply
The story is as old as politics and sports. A politician goes campaigning in a far-off land and seeks to gin up the audience by invoking local, beloved sports lore — only to get it all wrong. Sure as the Washington Redskins will lose their next game, those voters punish the politician 10 times more grievously for that single sports gaffe than if he had, say, blundered some vitally important fact about deficits or nuclear weaponry. In 2004, John Kerry was in Wisconsin when he butchered the name of the Green Bay Packers’ hallowed Lambeau Field, calling the stadium “Lambert” Field. In 2012, Mitt Romney — the Republican version of John Kerry
DCCC names new head
after mass staff departure
Posted by NorthernDog 9/12/2019 9:15:02 AM Post Reply
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) has chosen a new executive director after a summer shake-up that saw a mass staff departure over concerns about diversity. Former EMILY’s List executive director Lucinda Guinn will serve in the campaign committee’s top position, the DCCC announced late Wednesday. DCCC Chair Cheri Bustos (D-Ill.) announced Guinn’s selection to the role in a letter to members. "For those of you who don’t know Lucinda, she is a respected leader, manager and strategist with the right experience to help lead our efforts to protect and expand our majority and push even further into Republican territory
Elizabeth Warren a Direct Descendant
of Militia ‘Indian Fighter’
Who Fought Seminole Tribe
Posted by M2 9/12/2019 9:13:13 AM Post Reply
Sen. Elizabeth Warren’s (D-MA) great-great-great grandfather Jonathan Crawford served in Major William Lauderdale’s Battalion of Tennessee Volunteer Militia from November 1837 to May 1838, a six month time period during which it fought two battles in Florida against the Seminoles. Today, there are two federally recognized Native American Seminole tribes, the Seminole Tribe of Florida, which has 4,000 enrolled members, and the Seminole Nation of Oklahoma, which has more than 18,000 enrolled members.
Peter Buttigieg Loves God’s Creation
When It’s A Rainbow But
Not When It’s A Baby
Posted by M2 9/12/2019 7:14:09 AM Post Reply
South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg is on a mission to ensure America knows Republicans don’t have a monopoly on faith. At last week’s CNN climate change town hall, he was the only 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to mention God’s creation as a reason to care for the Earth, saying: If you believe that God is watching as poison is being belched into the air of creation, and people are being harmed by it, countries are at risk of vanishing in low-lying areas, what do you suppose God thinks of that? Taking care of the Earth doesn’t mean employing extreme progressive environmental policies, but Buttigieg’s passion for creation as a God-given gift
Joe Biden’s Platform Illustrates The
Breakneck Speed Democrats
Are Lurching Left
Posted by M2 9/12/2019 7:11:41 AM Post Reply
Joe Biden’s billing as the moderate-in-residence of the Democratic primary is a telling statement on the breakneck speed at which the party is radicalizing. His platform offers proof. A Tuesday report in McClatchy compared Biden’s 2020 platform to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 platform, finding the former vice president’s policy prescriptions have drifted leftward from the former secretary of state’s. “From health care to climate change to criminal justice, Biden has proposed ideas more ambitious and liberal than policies supported by Hillary Clinton in the 2016 campaign,” the article declared.
Another Week, Another Ratings
Collapse at Far-Left CNN, MSNBC
Posted by M2 9/12/2019 7:08:27 AM Post Reply
Far-left MSNBC and CNN lost nearly a third of their respective primetime audiences when compared to this same week last year, reports TVNewser. While Fox News only lost five percent of its already mammoth primetime audience last week, MSNBC collapsed by an incredible 31 percent, while CNNLOL lost more than a quarter of its viewers, 26 percent. In total day, Fox lost just eight percent of viewers, compared to MSNBC’s collapse of 27 percent and CNNLOL’s 19 percent crater. Obviously, the big news around Hurricane Dorian did not convince people to tune into two news outlets that have lost all of their credibility, even among tens of millions
Ocasio-Cortez: Republican Party Is
‘Scared’ of Us ‘Because They
Know How Powerful’ We Are
Posted by M2 9/12/2019 7:05:26 AM Post Reply
The far-left members of the “Squad” – Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), and Ayanna Pressley (D-MA) – participated in an NAACP forum Wednesday evening and declared that members of the Republican Party are “scared” of them “because they know how powerful” they are. Ocasio-Cortez talked about her background as a waitress and told the moderator, Angela Rye, that she does not “shy away” from her background of working in restaurants because it prepared her for her current job as a congresswoman. “Nothing will give you the ferocity of advocacy like having that kind of experience,” Ocasio-Cortez said.
Vaping: A Moral Panic replies
Posted by Judy W. 9/12/2019 7:01:35 AM Post Reply
“There is clearly an epidemic that begs for an urgent response,” wrote Harvard’s Dr. David Christiani in the New England Journal of Medicine. The epidemic to which he refers is vaping, which is on the verge of being seen as a public health crisis. At the time of that writing, officials were investigating 450 possible cases of severe lung disease linked to vaping with five reported deaths around the country. (Snip) Even before a public-health concern arose, vaping had become a target of public-health reformers. In 2018, the FDA announced new measures “to address the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use.”
Why Did the Deficit Just
Top $1 Trillion? Here’s
Another Clue For You All
Posted by RockyTCB 9/12/2019 6:13:44 AM Post Reply
The Congressional Budget Office reported on Tuesday that, with one month to go, the federal deficit for fiscal year 2019 has already topped $1 trillion. As night follows day, Trump administration critics blamed the tax cuts. And once again, the data prove them wrong. The CBO report says that the federal deficit reached $1.067 by the end of August. That’s up $168 billion from the comparable period in fiscal year 2018. The deficit this year will be larger than the entire budget was in 1987. Where did the increase come from? Why, tax cuts, of course.
Why Do So Many Republican Voters
Support Trump? A Theory
Posted by tisHimself 9/12/2019 6:08:49 AM Post Reply
Early Monday morning, Donald Trump tweeted: “94% Approval Rating in the Republican Party, a record. Thank you!” Where the president got this specific number remains a mystery. Recent polls by YouGov put his GOP approval roughly ten points lower, and Gallup, which has tracked Trump’s popularity since he took office, puts him at 88 percent. But I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that Trump used his Sharpie to round up his score. He’s deeply invested in being — or at least claiming to be — the most popular Republican president in history.
Democratic Debate Preview: Why
Your Candidate Is The Worst (Part 1)
Posted by MissMolly 9/12/2019 6:05:34 AM Post Reply
Thursday night's Democratic primary debate in Houston will feature 10 candidates vying for the party's presidential nomination. Only three have a shot at winning, and none stand a chance against President Donald J. Trump. Who knows what will happen when these political titans square off on stage taking questions from ABC News anchors? And, frankly, who cares? If you have a horse in this race, or even if you don't, the following will help you understand why you've made the wrong choice. Amy Klobuchar-Why She's The Worst: There is only one type of sociopath worse than the kind that feels strongly that they, of all people,
Welfare Reform’s Payoff replies
Posted by MissMolly 9/12/2019 5:53:06 AM Post Reply
On Tuesday, the Census Bureau released its report on the nation’s income, poverty, and health-insurance coverage for 2018. News that the percentage of Americans with insurance took a troubling stumble—the largest since the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010—was the angle that most interested frontpage editors. But one other tree in the Census forest of graphs and tables should have been an eye-catcher: poverty in single-mother households sank to its lowest rate . . . ever. What’s more, the decline took place entirely among black and Hispanic single-mother families. For those plugged in to debates about welfare reform and child poverty over the past 20-plus years,
A nation of smelt? replies
Posted by Cavallodifiero 9/12/2019 5:50:06 AM Post Reply
Most ichthyologists will tell you, smelt are small, oily fish that travel in large schools seemingly without leadership and sometimes I am given to wonder whether Canada isn’t a nation of smelt. As a not-so-proud citizen of Canada, I feel it necessary to apologize for the boorishness of the Government of Canada in general and Canadian voters in particular for kicking off an election on this day. As my friend Art Weinreb wrote in these pages, dropping the writ for a general election on the 18th anniversary of 9/11 amounts to a poke in the eye for Uncle Sam.
Pete Buttigieg's twisted
Bible teaching on abortion
Posted by MissMolly 9/12/2019 5:50:00 AM Post Reply
Mayor Pete Buttigieg ought to crack open the Bible, turn to Psalm 139, and read how God formed humans “fearfully and wonderfully” — and after, take a second look at his views on abortion and repent, said his brother-in-law, Rhyan Glezman, an evangelical pastor from Michigan, on Fox News. Good advice. It is a curiosity how a self-declaring Christian can still stand strong on the side of abortion rights. This is what Buttigieg said a few days ago on a “Breakfast Club” radio interview: “Right now, [conservatives] hold everybody in line with this one piece of doctrine about abortion, which is obviously a tough issue
Wokemart replies
Posted by tisHimself 9/12/2019 5:45:44 AM Post Reply
Do we really have to listen to Walmart’s attempts to lecture us on the morality of our consumer purchases? Has American consumer culture hit the skids that badly? Last week the retail giant actually crossed the Rubicon with Middle America. Walmart announced that it was requesting its customers refrain from openly carrying firearms in its stores. Additionally, the retailer said it plans to stop selling some types of ammunition. Walmart will also end handgun sales in Alaska, the only state where it still sells them. Walmart discontinued the sale of “assault-style” weapons, otherwise known as scary-looking rifles, in 2015.
Trump Admin To Undo ‘Oppressive’
Obama-Era Water Regulation
Posted by MissMolly 9/12/2019 5:39:33 AM Post Reply
The Trump administration is officially rolling back an Obama-era environmental rule that threatened farmers and other landowners with significant fines or jail time if they failed to comply with onerous regulations on waterways. The Clean Water Rule, more commonly referred to as the “Waters of the US” rule or WOTUS, was finalized by the Obama administration in 2015. The rule attempted to clarify which waters were subject to the regulations of the Clean Water Act, but in many cases ended up confusing land owners even further. For example, WOTUS is supposed to contain agricultural exemptions for farmers.
The Fool in the Vatican replies
Posted by tisHimself 9/12/2019 5:38:57 AM Post Reply
I never thought I would refer to a Pope as a fool, but it has come to that. If in so doing my fellow Catholics condemn me as somehow blaspheming against the Mother Church or God, so be it. But after reading Francis X. Rocca's article in the September 11 edition of the Wall Street Journal, which has the pontiff saying that it would be "an honor that [conservative Catholic] Americans attack me," for not standing up for traditional Catholic teachings on marriage, sexuality and bioethics, while instead opining on climate change and migration, I can't hold my tongue.
The Trayvon Hoax:
Unmasking the Witness Fraud
that Divided America
Posted by Magnante 9/12/2019 5:36:38 AM Post Reply
After a painstaking investigation into the Trayvon Martin shooting, I have produced a film and written a companion book, both called The Trayvon Hoax: Unmasking the Witness Fraud that Divided America. Only after I started the project did I realize I had stumbled onto the most spectacular case of identity fraud in modern American judicial history. (snip) I had originally set out to produce a documentary about the rise of 2018 Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum. The more I looked into Gillum’s success, however, the more need I saw to investigate the unanswered questions of the criminal case upon which Gillum built his career.
John Boltin’ replies
Posted by Judy W. 9/12/2019 5:35:21 AM Post Reply
On the eve of the annual 9/11 observances, America's National Security Advisor John Bolton was either fired (per Trump) or resigned (per Bolton). The dispute is being portrayed as one between a Bush-era neocon and an "America First" Trump. But that is something of an over-simplification. As I wrote upon Bolton's appointment a year and a half ago: Bolton is viewed with suspicion as a 'neocon', which is not a term of much practical use these days. But then so was his predecessor - H R McMaster. So the substitution might be of no more significance than a neocon whom Trump likes the company of taking the job of
Why NC-9 Should Frighten the Democrats replies
Posted by Pluperfect 9/12/2019 5:34:45 AM Post Reply
Last week the Democrats were touting the special election in North Carolina’s 9th District as the first major contest of the 2020 cycle, and the polls indicated that Democrat Dan McCready might win what should be a pretty safe GOP seat. By Wednesday morning, after Republican Dan Bishop had won, their focus had shifted and much commentary was devoted to his “thin margin of victory.” Little notice was taken of certain voting patterns that should frighten the Democrats. Specifically, McCready did far worse than expected in every county but one, and many of those counties are dominated by minority voters. The most unnerving example, from the Democratic perspective,
I like Elizabeth Warren.
Too bad she’s a hypocrite.
Posted by Pluperfect 9/12/2019 5:28:27 AM Post Reply
I like Elizabeth Warren. I like her a lot. Too bad she’s a hypocrite. I think Warren (D-Mass.) has been a great senator, and her work in setting up the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was terrific. The CFPB is the best protection that ordinary Americans have from financial institutions that prey on them. In fact, I like her so much that when she ran for Senate in 2018, I co-chaired a couple of fundraisers for her and donated a combined $4,500 to her campaign. Shortly after announcing her candidacy for the Democratic presidential nomination in February, Warren said she would shun high-dollar fundraising events.
The Other 9/11 Anniversary: Four
Killed in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012
Posted by Pluperfect 9/12/2019 5:22:14 AM Post Reply
On 9/11 every year we remember those who perished at the hands of al-Qaeda terrorists in New York, the Pentagon, and Pennsylvania in 2001. While we remember those lost ones we need to remember another terrorist attack that took place eleven years later in Benghazi, Libya. America lost four brave men, but could have lost a lot more if it was not for the military men who did not quit during a 13 hour gunfight with terrorists. In 2012, the people of Libya rose up and overthrew dictator Muammar Gaddafi. This caused chaos as people raided Gaddafi’s massive military arms and weapons. Radical Islamic terrorist groups took advantage
A ‘Conservative Case’ for
Carbon Taxes That Isn’t
Posted by tisHimself 9/12/2019 5:18:21 AM Post Reply
One of the conservative movement’s biggest defeats over the past two decades has been its failure to strip the gears of the climate-change propaganda machine. With few exceptions—among them the Heartland Institute, former Representative Lamar Smith (R-Texas), and a handful of conservative commentators—Republicans surrendered to the climate cabal’s 20-year rampage in our public schools, the news media, and statehouses from coast to coast.
Wall Street is freaking out at the
thought of President Liz Warren
Posted by Pluperfect 9/12/2019 5:15:18 AM Post Reply
The 2020 election is still a long way off, but the nation’s big banks are already pricing in the possibility of an Elizabeth Warren presidency, their senior executives tell me. The picture ain’t pretty — for the banks or average Americans. True, Warren isn’t the Democrats’ frontrunner, and a lot could happen in coming months. Because it’s early, financial stocks haven’t officially started to suffer. But the bank execs note that Warren is smart and driven, and they fear she may be starting to break out of the pack, where she can do some damage.
Bolton Cared More About
His Ego Than His Job
Posted by MissMolly 9/12/2019 5:08:18 AM Post Reply
The Trump administration’s revolving door took another spin earlier today, when President Donald Trump announced that he asked Ambassador John Bolton to resign from his position as national security advisor. Bolton is Trump’s third National Security Council chief to cycle out and was reportedly fired because of his policy differences with the president. (Bolton said he chose to resign.) Some have openly worried about what Bolton’s departure could mean for U.S. national security. Senator Mitt Romney lamented the loss of Bolton’s “contrarian” voice. At a time when the administration has been censoring contrarian views—including factual ones—telling the president
Dutch nationals trespassed at Nevada
National Security Site, authorities say
Posted by MissMolly 9/12/2019 5:04:19 AM Post Reply
Two Dutch nationals were arrested Tuesday, accused of trespassing at a national security site in Nevada on the eve of the 18th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The men, identified as Govert Charles Wilhelmus Jacob Sweep, 21, and Ties Granzier, 20, were booked into the Nye County Detention Center after being apprehended about three miles inside the property, FOX 5 of Las Vegas reported. The pair told sheriff’s deputies they understood English but ignored warning signs because they wanted to see the property. They reportedly identified themselves as makers of YouTube videos, and had camera equipment in their car, according to FOX 5.
Supreme Court allows Trump
asylum restrictions to take effect,
ending 9th Circuit injunctions
Posted by MissMolly 9/12/2019 4:58:00 AM Post Reply
In a major win for the Trump administration, the Supreme Court issued an order late Wednesday ending all injunctions that had blocked the White House's ban on asylum for anyone trying to enter the U.S. by traveling through a third country, such as Mexico, without seeking protection there. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals – long a liberal bastion that has been aggressively reshaped into a more moderate court by the Trump administration – handed the White House a partial victory in the case on Monday by ending the nationwide injunction against the asylum policy. However, the 9th Circuit kept the injunction alive within the territorial boundaries
Lawsuits. Possible bankruptcy.
Declining members. Is there a
future for the Boy Scouts?
Posted by NorthernDog 9/12/2019 12:01:01 AM Post Reply
Parents clutched shiny new folders and shuffled 7-year-olds through crowded, brick-walled hallways. Past the booth with the spirit-wear sale and sign-up forms for the PTA stood Julie Bostian, tan uniform tucked into army-green shorts, ready to recruit. (Snip) As the new school year begins, Bostian and Scout leaders across the country are vying for the future of an organization facing unprecedented threats from several corners. Looming over the Boy Scouts are lawsuits that threaten to tarnish its image, reports of a potential bankruptcy and a struggle to define what it means to be a Scout today. Most recently, a group
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