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What I'd like to hear from candidates replies
Posted by Harlowe 1/14/2020 10:45:58 PM Post Reply
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's strategy of holding on to the two weak articles of impeachment against President Trump was starting to rattle some Democrats, who felt they were losing the political battle. Last Wednesday, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) told reporters, "If we're going to do it, she should send them over," adding, "I don't see what good delay does." (Snip) Out of touch doesn't begin to describe most people running for, or seeking to remain, in office. They consult pollsters for what people want to hear, instead of telling them what they need to hear. It's like gratifying children by allowing them to eat their dessert first
Cutlery Company Creates Knives
With Square Tips ‘in Response
to Rising Knife Crime’
Posted by Ribicon 1/14/2020 9:57:43 PM Post Reply
A cutlery company has created a range of knives with blunt tips in response to knife crime statistics in the UK. In October 2019, it was reported that knife crime had reached a record high in England and Wales, with more than 44,000 offences involving a knife or a sharp instrument recorded by police in the 12 months leading up to June.(Snip) In a bid to tackle knife crime, British cutlery and kitchenware firm Viners, which was founded in Sheffield in 1901, has designed a new range of knives with square ends. The company says the range, named the “Assure collection”,
Watch: ABC Chief Global Affairs
Correspondent Seems Sad That
Iranians Protest Against Regime
Posted by Imright 1/14/2020 9:53:15 PM Post Reply
On Monday, ABC’s chief global affairs correspondent Martha Raddatz issued a report on the current protests against the Iranian despotic regime on Monday, and while doing so, colored her language to indicate that after the U.S. killed Iranian general Qassem Soleimani, the country was united, but now that protesters against the government have expressed their outrage, the country’s “unity” has been “shattered.” Raddatz began, “A week ago this was a country with masses of people shouting down the United States, but this morning in Iran the anger
The Unsalvageables replies
Posted by PostAway 1/14/2020 9:31:08 PM Post Reply
This week’s column starts in a Georgia ghetto, and ends in the Middle East. Some of you might remember Anthony Stokes. He was a 15-year-old DeKalb County, Ga., hood rat with a bum ticker who kept getting passed over for a heart transplant because of his “high risk” lifestyle, which included burglary, weapons charges, arson, and neglecting to take his prescribed meds.
House Democrat: We’ll Keep Investigating
Trump-Russia Conspiracy After Impeachment
Posted by Imright 1/14/2020 9:07:47 PM Post Reply
Appearing Tuesday on MSNBC, House Intelligence Committee member Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) vowed Democrats will continue to investigate President Donald Trump over possible ties to Russia after the Senate impeachment trial concludes. A partial transcript is as follows: CRAIG MELVIN: What did your caucus accomplish by holding those articles of impeachment for this long? REP. MIKE QUIGLEY: Well, certainly, it flushed out Mitch McConnell and the hardcore Senate Republicans. They didn’t want to hold a fair trial. Second, I think it helped educate and inform the American people as to what was taking place. As a result, over 72 percent of the American people want a fair trial
New Iran plane crash video
shows 2 missiles hit Ukrainian jet
Posted by NorthernDog 1/14/2020 8:45:33 PM Post Reply
New video footage from a security camera surfaced on Tuesday that shows two Iranian missiles being fired at a Ukranian passenger plane, resulting in an explosion that killed all 176 passengers on board. The news comes after Iran claimed to have accidentally shot down the airliner minutes after it took off from Tehran International Airport on Wednesday. (Snip) The video shows that the airliner was on fire and did not plummet back to earth right away. It attempted to turn back toward the airport, but ultimately exploded and came crashing down out of the sky. The clip was uploaded to
Alec Baldwin: Trump Supporters Responsible
for ‘Near Moral Collapse of This Country’
Posted by Imright 1/14/2020 7:20:14 PM Post Reply
Alec Baldwin is again targeting supporters of President Donald Trump, claiming this time that the “desecration of those ideals and the near moral collapse of this country falls squarely in the lap of Trump’s supporters.” “American democracy has always been a struggle between the misaligned protections of specific freedoms and a raging, at times intoxicating, 12 cylinder economy. It demanded vigilant/consistent regulation, compassion for the disenfranchised and the periodic display of a necessary sacrifice that allowed for the long term health of our society at the expense of short term whims,” Baldwin’s began, in a longwinded social media rant
Shepard Smith talking to MSNBC about
prime-time spot as network eyes Chuck
Todd move: report
Posted by Imright 1/14/2020 5:34:04 PM Post Reply
MSNBC is reportedly among the cable news networks in talks with Shepard Smith, and is considering the former longtime Fox News anchor for a prime-time spot.The Daily Beast reported late Monday that MSNBC and CNN are looking to sign Smith, 56, who parted ways with Fox in October after 23 years with the network.The online publication added that its sources say the Comcast-owned MSNBC wants to move Chuck Todd’s "Meet the Press Daily" to 9 a.m. ET. The New York Post reported last week that MSNBC was looking to expand Nicolle Wallace's "Deadline: White House" to two hours
Man who shot church gunman gets
highest Texas civilian honor
Posted by Imright 1/14/2020 5:30:31 PM Post Reply
AUSTIN, Texas —Gov. Greg Abbott on Monday gave Texas’ highest civilian honor to a 71-year-old man who shot and killed an armed attacker at a church in December. Abbott gave Jack Wilson the Governor’s Medal of Courage during a ceremony in Austin, calling him a hero for stopping the shooter at a church in the Fort Worth-area town of White Settlement.Wilson, a firearms instructor who trained the West Freeway Church of Christ’s volunteer security team, shot the attacker once in the head after he opened fire with a shotgun in the church’s sanctuary. Wilson’s single shot quickly ended the attack
“Four More Years!” – Hundreds of Trump
Supporters Line Up in Freezing Temps
11 Hours Before Milwaukee Rally (Video)
Posted by Imright 1/14/2020 5:24:51 PM Post Reply
President Trump is heading to Wisconsin on Tuesday to rally supporters at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee arena as the Dems have their final debate in Iowa before the vote. Crooked Hillary never visited Wisconsin during the 2016 election so Trump took advantage of her laziness and flipped the historically blue state red in 2016. Hundreds of Trump supporters lined up in freezing temps hours before the Milwaukee rally Tuesday night. The enthusiasm for Trump is so great that supporters even lined up the night before in 32 degree weather! One America News reporter Jack Posobiec is in Milwaukee and he captured video
Have you hugged a fracker today?
Our oil expansion keeps us
safe from Iranian meddling.
Posted by StormCnter 1/14/2020 4:28:39 PM Post Reply
Right now, the country with the world’s biggest oil reserves — Venezuela — is putting out a fraction of its traditional production, as a corrupt and inept socialist government has lost the ability even to keep the golden goose going. Meanwhile, Iraq is in turmoil, Iran is crazy and Saudi Arabia has been looking shaky. Despite all this, oil and gas prices are holding steady, and while what’s going on in the Middle East constitutes a diplomatic crisis, it’s nothing like the sort of earthshaking trouble it would have been a decade or two ago. You can thank the frackers for our energy independence
Boeing Mocked Lion Air Calls for
More 737 Max Training Before Crash
Posted by Ribicon 1/14/2020 4:13:38 PM Post Reply
Indonesia’s Lion Air considered putting its pilots through simulator training before flying the Boeing Co. 737 Max but abandoned the idea after the planemaker convinced them in 2017 it was unnecessary, according to people familiar with the matter and internal company communications. The next year, 189 people died when a Lion Air 737 Max plunged into the Java Sea, a disaster blamed in part on inadequate training and the crew’s unfamiliarity with a new flight-control feature on the Max that malfunctioned. Boeing employees had expressed alarm among themselves over the possibility that one of the company’s largest customers might require its pilots
Project Veritas Highlights Violent Wing
Inside Bernie Sanders Campaign….
Posted by earlybird 1/14/2020 4:12:26 PM Post Reply
Project Veritas spent some time in Iowa with the revolutionary communists at the heart of Bernie Sanders campaign. In a video expose’ (see here) the Veritas group showcase Bernie Sanders campaign workers who are prominent Antifa activists. The calls to violence are quite disturbing but familiar for those who followed the “Occupy Wall Street” movement, RevCom, or the Democrat Socialists of America; all factions of the same far-left ideology. (Video)(Des Moines, IA) A Bernie Sanders Presidential Campaign Field Organizer, Kyle Jurek, was secretly recorded bragging about his extreme left-wing fringe views, calling for violence and death to those who oppose Sanders’ radical policies
Ready to spend $4.5M to make school
lunches free? N.J. lawmakers are.
Posted by Ribicon 1/14/2020 3:55:39 PM Post Reply
Families who qualify for reduced price school lunch but struggle to pay for it will no longer have to worry as long as New Jersey lawmakers get their way. The state Senate and Assembly on Monday each passed a bill requiring the state to spend $4.5 million to pick up the tab for about 518,000 students eligible for reduced price school breakfast and lunch. If signed by Gov. Phil Murphy, the legislation would erase the 30 cents those students currently pay for reduced price school breakfast and the 40 cents for reduced price lunch. "The sad fact is that for many families
Veganuary: The makers
behind the vegan-friendly kilt
Posted by StormCnter 1/14/2020 3:46:57 PM Post Reply
When Scott Wood realised the ethical minefield vegans face wearing Scotland's national dress, he decided to create an alternative. A kiltmaker for more than 10 years, he switched to vegan-friendly kilts after adopting veganism three years ago. The made-to-order garment avoids animal-based products such as wool and leather, making it suitable for vegans. His kilts cater to the diet and beliefs that are becoming more and more popular in Scotland. "I still wanted to wear my kilt but it collided with my new beliefs, so I made a vegan one for myself," Mr Wood told BBC Scotland's The Nine programme.
Reputed 'Sunset' gang leader
among 7 alleged Trinitarios
busted for murder, racketeering
Posted by Ribicon 1/14/2020 3:26:26 PM Post Reply
New York—Federal and NYPD officers continued their pursuit of violent Trinitarios gang members with another round-up of suspects Tuesday morning on murder and racketeering charges, according to law enforcement sources. This time, the Drug Enforcement Administration joined forces with Homeland Security, the NYPD and New York State Police to arrest seven suspected members of the gang’s “Sunset” chapter, including reputed leader Ediberto Santana, known as "Flaca Veneno, sources told PIX11's Mary Murphy. Santana was picked up early Tuesday morning with the six others and is being charged in connection with two 2013 murders in the Bronx.
Astros fire manager A.J. Hinch and GM
Jeff Luhnow in wake of MLB punishment
Posted by earlybird 1/14/2020 3:14:20 PM Post Reply
Any doubts that the Houston Astros illegally used technology to steal signs during the 2017 season, which culminated with them beating the Dodgers in the World Series, were put to rest Monday upon Major League Baseball revealing the results of its investigation into the allegations. The question is no longer if the Astros cheated. It’s to what extent did the cheating help them topple the Dodgers in seven games. In a detailed nine-page report outlining an investigation into the sign-stealing allegations, commissioner Rob Manfred said general manager Jeff Luhnow and manager A.J. Hinch were suspended for the 2020 season. (Snip)Astros owner Jim Crane announced he had fired Luhnow and Hinch.
Burger King offers Prince Harry a job replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 1/14/2020 2:54:07 PM Post Reply
Goodbye House of Windsor, hello Home of the Whopper. Burger King has stepped up to offer Prince Harry and Meghan Markle a place in their royal family as they strive to become financially independent of the monarchy. “If you’re looking for a job, we have a new crown for you,” read one ad that the fast-food empire started circulating amid Megxit. “We have a proposition for you: do as thousands of people and take your first steps in the world of work with us,” reads the enticing offer. “You know that the crown will suit you perfectly.
Rand Paul’s warning shot to GOP Senators:
If you side with Dems on witnesses, I’m forcing
vote on Hunter Biden
Posted by ladydawgfan 1/14/2020 2:40:06 PM Post Reply
Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky) is playing hardball with the Democrats — and with his fellow Republicans — over the sham impeachment. Paul warned Republican senators that if they cave to Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s shrill, baseless demands to call more impeachment witnesses like John Bolton, then he’ll have no choice but to demand that Hunter Biden be called to testify about his shady Ukraine dealings. Basically, Paul said House Democrats should not be allowed to dictate how the Senate impeachment trial runs. Democrats had their turn with their House impeachment proceedings last month. Now, it’s the Senate’s turn to handle the matter. Reminder: There are TWO chambers of Congress —
AG Barr rains on Dem parade, says Trump
consulted DOJ prior to Soleimani airstrike
Posted by ladydawgfan 1/14/2020 2:36:40 PM Post Reply
Attorney General William Barr rained on the liberal media’s parade in trying to paint President Donald Trump as an impulsive, irrational war-seeking commander-in-chief going off half-cocked to stir world passions. Countering media claims that the president disdains expertise in making decisions, Barr said Monday that Trump consulted the Justice Department before ordering the airstrike that killed Iran’s terrorist general. “The Department of Justice was consulted and frankly I don’t think it was a close call,” the attorney general said. “I believe the president clearly had the authority to act as he did on numerous different bases.”
Trump Rally Counter-Programming on
Democrat Debate Night ‘Not an Accident’
Posted by ladydawgfan 1/14/2020 2:31:14 PM Post Reply
President Donald Trump will offer some entertaining counter-programming to the Democrat presidential debate on Tuesday night, during a campaign rally in Wisconsin. “The timing of the Milwaukee rally is not an accident,” Trump campaign Communications Director Tim Murtaugh told Breitbart News. Trump’s rally is expected to begin at 8:00 p.m. EST in Milwaukee while Democrats take the stage in Iowa for the debate beginning at 9:00 p.m. EST. Few will be surprised if the rally start time is delayed and extends into the debate kickoff. “Voters have been subjected to an endless series of droning Democrat debates, so what better counter-programming could there be than a Trump Keep America Great rally?” Murtaugh said.
Donald Trump Jr: If Warren ‘Can’t Take the
Heat, She Should Get Out of the Teepee!’
Posted by ladydawgfan 1/14/2020 2:21:04 PM Post Reply
Donald Trump Jr. mocked Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) on Monday — declaring that if she cannot take the heat, she should “get out of the teepee!” — after the presidential hopeful expressed disappointment in Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) campaign, which reportedly urged volunteers to tout anti-Warren talking points. “If @ewarren can’t take the heat she should get out of the teepee!” Trump wrote, a reference to the Democrat candidate’s past false claims of Native American heritage: [tweet] Warren on Sunday told reporters in Iowa that she was “disappointed” to hear that the Sanders campaign was encouraging volunteers to use talking points to discourage voters from supporting her.
Exclusive: Iranian National Arrested Near
Mar-a-Lago with Machete, Knives Came to
U.S. as Refugee
Posted by ladydawgfan 1/14/2020 2:08:26 PM Post Reply
An Iranian national arrested near President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, originally arrived in the United States as a refugee, Breitbart News has learned. On January 10, Palm Beach Police Department arrested 38-year-old Masoud Yarieilzoleh, from Iran, who was apparently sleeping in a gazebo in a park in Palm Beach, according to the Palm Beach Post. When police searched Yarieilzoleh, they found a 17-inch machete, two 4.5-inch knives, and an ax, along with about $22,000 in cash. Also, Yarieilzoleh’s car had been parked at Palm Beach International Airport. Yarieilzoleh was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and has since been released from police custody
Whoa! GOP does not have 51 votes to dismiss? replies
Posted by ladydawgfan 1/14/2020 2:00:45 PM Post Reply
How imbecilic are those Republicans trying to make a name for themselves by supporting the unconstitutional Schiff/Pelosi articles of impeachment? Beyond polite description. Susan Collins, Rob Portman, probably the self-serving Mitt Romney, are all trying to be the biggest monkey wrenches in an already ridiculous endeavor to remove President Trump from office. Each of them should just admit he is a Democrat at heart and switch parties. How else to explain their betrayal of their own party? Poor judgment is one thing, like Matt Gaetz voting for Pelosi's meaningless resolution to limit Trump's ability to counteract Iran. That was just dumb, a hopefully momentary lapse.
European, PGA Tour take
steps to single out slow players
Posted by NorthernDog 1/14/2020 1:52:24 PM Post Reply
The European Tour and PGA Tour are trying to crack down on slow play with revamped policies that allow for swifter penalty shots and for officials to target players who are taking too long to play. The policies, while slightly different, are similar in that the objective is to encourage players to change their habits. (Snip) Players are put on the list if ShotLink data shows they take an average of 45 seconds or more to play a shot based on their previous 10 tournaments. A player who receives two excessive shot times in one tournament also will be placed
Nothing says 'vote for our party' quite like
Democrats pinning the blame for an all-white
candidate slate on racist voters
Posted by ladydawgfan 1/14/2020 1:49:18 PM Post Reply
Democrats are peculiar creatures. How's this for "get out the vote" motivation? Democratic Party National Committee chairman Tom Perez says he's not to blame for the Democratic Party's now all-white lineup of candidates for president. The blame goes to those dirty rotten racist voters — who incidentally are Democrats. Beth Baumann at Townhall reports: According to Democratic National Committee (DNC) Chairman Tom Perez, voters are responsible for who lands on the stage. And it's voters' fault that the stage lacks any diversity. "We've set forth a clear set of transparent, inclusive rules," Perez said during an interview on MSNBC. "We set those rules out in advance. And it's for the voters to decide."
U.S. Supreme Court justices skeptical
about New Jersey 'Bridgegate' convictions
Posted by NorthernDog 1/14/2020 1:46:24 PM Post Reply
WASHINGTON - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Tuesday appeared skeptical about the criminal prosecution of two associates of former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie who are appealing their convictions in the "Bridgegate" scandal involving retribution against a local mayor who refused to endorse Christie. (Snip) Several justices - liberals and conservatives - appeared dissatisfied with the U.S. Justice Department's arguments in favor of the prosecutions of Kelly and Baroni, although they asked tough question of both sides. The Philadelphia-based 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in 2018 upheld the 2016 convictions of Kelly and Baroni for wire fraud and misusing Port Authority resources.
The Score: US 10, Iran 0 replies
Posted by Imright 1/14/2020 1:43:16 PM Post Reply
By any conventional evaluation the United States clearly came out on top in the recent imbroglio with Iran. Put simply, had a Democratic president been in power, the print media, airwaves and internet would have been awash with paeans to the chief executive and his advisors. The series of incidents would be depicted as admirable, an example of balancing restraint and force to achieve national ends. The only reason this is not the accepted narrative in the media, and especially among Democrats is that the impresario of this victory was Donald Trump. The current “crisis” with Iran began with the Trump administration’s withdrawal
With GOP support, Florida Senate panel
backs closing gun show loophole
Posted by mc squared 1/14/2020 1:02:30 PM Post Reply
Over the objections of the National Rifle Association, a state Senate panel Monday unanimously signed off on a far-reaching measure that would close the gun-show “loophole,” create a record-keeping system for private gun sales and set aside $5 million to establish a “statewide strategy for violence prevention.” The proposal (SB 7028) is a priority of Senate President Bill Galvano, R-Bradenton, as evidenced by the Senate Infrastructure and Security Committee’s consideration and passage of the measure the day before the 2020 legislative session begins. The sweeping legislation would require background checks and a three-day waiting period for firearms sold “on property to which the public has the
Nancy Pelosi tells Democrats the House
will vote on articles of impeachment
on Wednesday but she does Not name
the 'managers' who will prosecute Donald
Trump in the Senate
Posted by Imright 1/14/2020 12:54:47 PM Post Reply
Nancy Pelosi announced Tuesday that the House will vote Wednesday to send impeachment articles to the Senate. 'The American people deserve the truth, and the Constitution demands a trial. The House will now proceed with a vote on transmitting the articles of impeachment and naming impeachment managers on Wednesday, January 15. The President and the Senators will be held accountable,' Pelosi wrote in a statement Tuesday. The House speaker was expected to also announce on Tuesday the lawmakers who will prosecute Donald Trump in the Senate impeachment trial following her meeting with the caucus earlier in the morning.
Sen. Ted Cruz Anticipates Trump Acquittal:
No Allegations of Law-Breaking
Posted by Imright 1/14/2020 12:24:26 PM Post Reply
"I think at the end of this process, these articles of impeachment are going to be thrown out," Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) told Fox News on Tuesday morning."And I think it's going to end, not with a dismissal but with a verdict of not guilty," he continued: (Video) And the way it works in the Senate, when you come to vote on verdict, you vote on each article. And each senator will vote either guilty or not guilty. And the reason why this ends with an acquittal is very simple. The House hasn't met the constitutional threshold.The Constitution specifies, for impeachment of a president,
Poll: 47% of Young Democrats Prefer
Other Countries over America
Posted by Imright 1/14/2020 12:18:52 PM Post Reply
A shocking new poll has discovered that 47 percent of young Democrats believe that other countries are better than the United States. Moreover, many young Americans admit that they wouldn’t mind other countries becoming as militarily powerful as the United States. Slightly more than one third — 36 percent — of Americans 18 to 29 say that other countries are better than the United States, according to a recent poll released by Pew Research. Among Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents under the age of 30, nearly half, 47 percent, say that there are other countries that are better than the U.S. Meanwhile, just 20 percent of Democrats age 50
Ex-Treasury employee pleads guilty to
leaking Trump team info, after dramatic
bust with flash drive in hand
Posted by bythegates 1/14/2020 12:06:56 PM Post Reply
A former top Treasury Department official pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy for leaking confidential banking reports associated with members of the Trump campaign, following her dramatic arrest in October 2018 as she toted a flash drive full of sensitive documents. Natalie Edwards, 41, entered the plea in Manhattan federal court, where U.S. District Judge Gregory H. Woods set sentencing for June 9. Although the conspiracy charge carried a potential penalty of up to five years in prison, Edwards signed a plea deal with prosecutors that recommended a potential prison sentence of zero to six months.
Michael Bloomberg Does Not Rule Out Spending
a Whopping $1,000,000,000 to Beat Trump
Posted by MojoV100 1/14/2020 11:23:26 AM Post Reply
Liberal billionaire and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg may have just one-upped fellow liberal billionaire Tom Steyer in anti-Trump spending by being willing to burn through an unheard-of amount of money to defeat President Donald Trump. The New York Times reported Jan. 11 that Bloomberg “did not rule out spending a billion dollars of his own money on the 2020 presidential race, even if he does not win the Democratic nomination” [emphasis added]. The Times noted that Bloomberg would mobilize his “well-financed political operation” to help rivals Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), “despite their sharp policy differences.”
John Bolton’s Testimony Would Not Be
The Smoking Gun Democrats Need
Posted by earlybird 1/14/2020 11:10:16 AM Post Reply
You have to give credit to congressional Democrats for one thing: They are an extremely hopeful bunch. After years of Russia investigations aimed at toppling Donald Trump, they came away with what Grandmother would have called “bupkis.” But, not daunted, they quickly latched onto a whistleblower report about a phone call with Ukraine, and launched an up tempo effort, one last-ditch attempt to take the president down. The result of this exertion did include a vote to impeach Trump, (Snip). But wait! Now former National Security Adviser John Bolton has agreed to testify if called, and the Democrats are racing toward Lucy again, confident this time she won’t move the football.
New York sanctuary policy forced
release of suspect in shocking murder
Posted by Ribicon 1/14/2020 11:06:14 AM Post Reply
New York City defied a deportation request from ICE last year and released an illegal immigrant into the community — and now he stands accused of killing a 92-year-old woman beloved by her community. Reeaz Khan, 21, has been charged with murder and sexual abuse against someone incapable of consent. Police say they caught him initiating the attack on surveillance video. U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement says he never should have been out on the streets anyway, after he was arrested on weapons and assault charged last year, and ICE asked New York to turn him over.
California WWII veteran, 104, asks for
Valentine's Day cards: 'I'll save every one'
Posted by earlybird 1/14/2020 11:02:34 AM Post Reply
Will you be his Valentine? A 104-year-old World War II veteran hopes to receive plenty of Valentine’s Day cards this year, to add to his collection of keepsakes documenting his own incredible life and times. Maj. Bill White served in the Marine Corps during World War II and survived the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1945, (Snip) “The fact that I even survived is something. There weren’t too many of us,” White recalled. White was near the front lines of the battle on March 3, 1945, when a grenade exploded about six inches from he and his fellow Marines,
Black Conservatives in America replies
Posted by earlybird 1/14/2020 10:57:31 AM Post Reply
Mainstream liberal Democrats and their allies in the media have made clear that “demographics is destiny,” and that destiny favors Democrats. It’s easy enough to see why they believe this: nonwhites constituted 15 percent of the population in 1960, by 2050 that will have risen to 53 percent, and nonwhites vote overwhelmingly for Democrats. The answer most mainstream conservatives have to this challenge is to try harder. Convince nonwhites to vote for conservative candidates, even if that means giving up all the entitlements that Democrats have used for decades to purchase votes and create dependency. It’s a tough sell. Not-so-mainstream conservatives are as likely to give up as to try harder.
Critics Discount Too Much of Trump’s
Job Performance
Posted by earlybird 1/14/2020 10:52:31 AM Post Reply
Among the Trump-haters, the scramble is on to rationalize the successful killing of Qassem Soleimani. These include all brands of Trump-dissenters, from the civilized supporters of other approaches to the presidency to those who regard the incumbent with distaste but wish the country well, down through the ranks of the obsessive, the paroxysmally mad, the fully demented, and the rabid who are dangerous when they bite.(Snip) His administration has been relatively successful: a strong economy, drastic reduction in illegal immigration, falling rates of poverty (Snip) These successes have strengthened his followers and forced his opponents into a sequence of sullen denials, caveats, and grumpy retreats.
Unequal Fates: A Real Obama Era Whistleblower
vs. the Trump ‘Whistleblower’
Posted by earlybird 1/14/2020 10:33:45 AM Post Reply
The whistleblower, speaking to internal investigators, pulled no punches in his assessment of the government’s mishandling of the war in Afghanistan. “As intelligence makes its way up higher, it gets consolidated and really watered down, it gets politicized,” he explained. “It gets politicized because once policymakers get their hands on it . . . they put their twist on it. The policy decisions and the operational decisions, I don’t think matched what the intelligence was saying.” The 33-year decorated Army officer—with a lengthy career in military intelligence and service in both Afghanistan and Iraq—blasted the “rosy” scenarios promoted by top officials, including the White House, that contradicted what was actually happening on
Trump administration starts returning
migrants deep into Mexico to combat
border crisis
Posted by JunkYardDog 1/14/2020 10:30:36 AM Post Reply
The Trump administration has started returning Mexican migrants deep into the country’s interior as part of an expanding effort to deter illegal immigration and combat the ongoing crisis at the border. The Department of Homeland Security started running flights from Tucson, Ariz., to Guadalajara in December. Officials say the migrants being returned are all Mexican nationals from non-border Mexican states who typically have either recently illegally entered the U.S., or who had gone through the court system but were ruled to be deportable by an immigration judge.
Canada's Trudeau: Iran plane victims would
be alive had there been no regional tensions
Posted by NorthernDog 1/14/2020 9:48:12 AM Post Reply
OTTAWA - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said on Monday that the victims of the Ukrainian airliner shot down in Iran would still be alive if the recent escalation of tensions in the region had not happened, according to a transcript of an interview with Global News TV. The U.S. killing of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad in a Jan. 3 drone strike prompted Iran to launch a missile attack on Iraqi bases housing U.S. troops on Jan. 8, hours before the passenger jet was shot down. All 176 aboard were killed, including 57 Canadians. "I think if there were
The silly smear of Bill Barr as
an agent of a ‘Catholic cult’
Posted by AltaD 1/14/2020 9:05:25 AM Post Reply
Bill Barr is plugged into, and gets his marching ­orders from, a network of reactionary Catholics, whose tentacles reach into the highest echelons of power. At the center is a sinister, secretive organization with a Latin name: Opus Dei, “the Work of God.” That’s the impression you might take away from a new profile of the attorney general in The New Yorker. All that’s missing are the hair shirts, cilices and murderous albino monks — the kind of thing too many secular elites believe about the lives of devout ­Catholics generally and members of Opus Dei especially.
Barbara Lee: All-white Democratic
presidential debate a sign of systemic bias
Posted by NorthernDog 1/14/2020 8:55:01 AM Post Reply
A Democratic presidential campaign field that was once touted as the most diverse in history has been whittled down to six candidates on its debate stage, all of them white. For Oakland Democratic Rep. Barbara Lee, that’s a problem. Lee says the Democratic National Committee’s rules for determining who can participate in its presidential debates is “systematically discriminatory” against people of color. To qualify for Tuesday’s debate in Iowa, a candidate had to receive contributions from 225,000 donors nationally and receive at least 7% support in two polls from the early-voting states — Iowa, New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina
First, the purges: Comrade Chesa
Boudin fires prosecutors for ... prosecuting
Posted by PageTurner 1/14/2020 7:57:52 AM Post Reply
What would it be like if Hugo Chavez and Bill Ayers ran the city prosecutor's office? San Franciscans are about to find out, now that Ayers' stepson, Chesa Boudin, son of Weather Underground terrorists, and translator to none other than Hugo himself, has made his first move as San Francisco District Attorney. He's kicked off his term with purges for insufficient revolutionary fervor, taking a page from Andrei Vyshinsky, Stalin's famous show-trial prosecutor who enforced ideological purity.
Video of Vince Vaughn socializing with
Donald and Melania Trump at the NCAA
College Football Championship game sends
social media into a frenzy
Posted by Imright 1/14/2020 6:39:15 AM Post Reply
Vince Vaughn sent social media into a frenzy after he was seen socializing with Donald and Melania Trump at the NCAA College Football Championship game in New Orleans on Monday night. A video of the actor chatting with the president and first lady in a suite at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome went viral as some users slammed Vaughn and others mocked his critics. Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond is heard blaring through stadium speakers as Vaughn and Donald exchange pleasantries for about 15 seconds while Melania sits between the two men.
TV’s Trump News: Three-Fourths
Impeachment and 93% Negative
Posted by Imright 1/14/2020 6:34:08 AM Post Reply
In the first 100 days since House Democrats began their impeachment push on September 24, ABC, CBS and NBC have aggressively aided the effort. A Media Research Center analysis finds the Big Three evening newscasts have battered the President with 93% negative coverage and promoted impeachment at the expense of nearly all other Trump news. At the same time, the broadcast networks donated at least 124 hours of wall-to-wall live coverage as they pre-empted regular programming in favor of House Democrat-led impeachment activities. On the other hand, the networks’ frenzy over impeachment has meant the Democratic presidential candidates have been barely visible on the evening newscasts,
Iran announces arrests over
shootdown of Ukrainian jetliner
Posted by Imright 1/14/2020 6:31:02 AM Post Reply
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — Iran’s judiciary said Tuesday that arrests have been made for the accidental shootdown of a Ukrainian passenger plane that killed all 176 people on board just after takeoff from Tehran last week. The announcement came amid an upswell of anger and protests by Iranians in recent days over the downing of the jetliner last Wednesday and apparent attempts by senior officials in Iran to cover-up the cause of the crash. Iran, which initially dismissed allegations that a missile had brought down the plane, acknowledged only on Saturday
AG William Barr Backs Soleimani Strike: ‘He
Was the Head of a Terrorist Organization’
Posted by Imright 1/14/2020 6:28:24 AM Post Reply
WASHINGTON, DC – Attorney General William Barr held a press conference on Monday to discuss the findings of an investigation into the terror attack on a Florida Naval base in December and other topics, at one point defending the Trump administration’s elimination of Iranian Major General Qasem Soleimani. A reporter asked Barr if the Trump administration gave any “special consideration” to Soleimani’s position in the Iranian government – the head of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps’ (IRGC) Quds Force, an arm dedicated to external acts of terrorism. “Did you give any special consideration of the fact that he was a senior official of another government,” the reporter asked,
Hillary Clinton Vindicated On
Corruption Charges? Hardly
Posted by PageTurner 1/14/2020 6:23:57 AM Post Reply
Last week, the Washington Post reported that the Justice Department had wound down a Hillary Clinton-related inquiry after finding “nothing of consequence.” That set off a series of Hosannas from the allegedly non-partisan press, which seems to notice quid pro quos only when they involve a Republican. A quick review of the flagrantly corrupt dealings of the Clinton Foundation is in order. When Hillary took the job of secretary of state under President Barack Obama, she promised that the foundation wouldn’t accept foreign donations. It took in money from at least seven foreign governments.
An Introduction to Q replies
Posted by Magnante 1/14/2020 6:08:33 AM Post Reply
Who is Q? What is Q? And, perhaps most importantly, why is Q? Q and the ever-growing worldwide movement it’s inspired have been the objects of fascination, mockery and hatred, but of surprisingly little serious analysis. Q first appeared in October 2017 on an anonymous online forum called 4Chan, posting messages that implied top-clearance knowledge of upcoming events. More than 3,000 messages later, Q has created a disturbing, multi-faceted portrait of a global crime syndicate that operates with impunity. Q’s followers in the QAnon community faithfully analyze every detail of Q’s drops, which are compiled here and here.
Idea to dismiss articles of impeachment cools in Senate replies
Posted by tisHimself 1/14/2020 5:59:09 AM Post Reply
Senate Republicans signaled they would reject the idea of simply voting to dismiss the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump as the House prepares to send the charges to the chamber for the historic trial. “I think our members, generally are not interested in the motion to dismiss. They think both sides need to be heard,” Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., who is part of GOP leadership, said Monday
Schiff: Calling Bidens to Testify Would Turn
Impeachment into a Sham
Posted by ladydawgfan 1/14/2020 5:14:58 AM Post Reply
On Monday’s broadcast of ABC’s “The View,” Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) said calling former Vice President Joe Biden and his son Hunter to testify during the impeachment of President Donald Trump “would convert the Senate trial into the same kind of a sham proceeding.” Co-host Abby Huntsman said, “Do you worry that if you open the door to witnesses like John Bolton that Republicans —we’re talking about a fair trial — Republicans are going to call the Bidens, even you to testify. Trump re-upped his calls for you and Speaker Nancy Pelosi over the weekend. He was tweeting all about that. Joe Biden has said that he would not testify,
The Wars of the Poses replies
Posted by MissMolly 1/14/2020 5:11:32 AM Post Reply
The mask has slipped, and we see the raw power of monarchy. The kings and queens of England haven’t retained a throne for a thousand years by being soft. God’s anointed monarchs have kept their hollow crowns by force and cunning, or they’ve lost them to superior force and cunning. Last week, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex announced their secession from the monarchy, and that they intended to cash out with their titles, baubles, hereditary perquisites and sponsorship deals intact. Elizabeth II had other ideas. On Friday, the paparazzi at the gate snapped her driving the royal Range Rover with furrowed brow and full warpaint.
A GOP-led edge: Red states see less
unemployment, more economic growth
Posted by MissMolly 1/14/2020 5:04:22 AM Post Reply
Opinion polling isn’t everything. However, it often gives you a good barometer of the general shape of things, especially at the state level. As of mid-2019, every single one of the top 10 most popular governors in the country were Republicans, while eight of the 10 least popular were Democrats. Generally speaking, voters trust Republicans more than they trust Democrats to lead their states. A deeper look at GOP-led states’ economic success explains why — but beyond the minutiae of simple policy, the bottom line is that electing a Republican often means increased growth and lower unemployment. An even stronger rule bears out the opposite when Democrats control the governor’s mansion.
How Prince Harry Turned
Into Lena Dunham
Posted by MissMolly 1/14/2020 5:01:05 AM Post Reply
As Prince Harry and his wife, the Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle, make plans to move to Justin Trudeau’s woke paradise, Afua Hirsch is bitter. The author of “Brit(ish): On Race, Identity and Belonging” (yes, it reads exactly as it sounds) writes in The New York Times to claim it was racism that drove Harry and Meghan out of the United Kingdom. (Snip)The reason for Harry and Meghan’s departure is pure liberal-individualist narcissism. And both are equally responsible for that. Due to its symbolic and apolitical nature, British aristocracy are not supposed to publicly espouse political opinions, much less actively lecture people about mental health, toxic masculinity, or climate change.
It pays to take handouts replies
Posted by Pluperfect 1/14/2020 4:55:43 AM Post Reply
CNN and the Des Moines Register are co-hosting the seventh Democratic debate tonight. But one front-runner won’t be attending this or any debate. His name is Michael Bloomberg. Bloomberg has met the four-poll threshold to attend the January debate, but he is forced to sit out because he has vowed not to take campaign contributions. The Democratic National Committee requires a whopping 225,000 unique donors to qualify to get on stage. This rule, however, contravenes the party's values regarding money in politics. There was a time, not too long ago, when the most popular candidates, as evident in polls, made it on stage, but those days are long gone.
Wisconsin Democrats held in contempt for
refusing to purge voter rolls
Posted by ladydawgfan 1/14/2020 4:49:39 AM Post Reply
Across America, there is a constant war being waged over voter rolls. Democrats resist any effort to purge the rolls, contending that any diminution of names on the rolls constitutes voter suppression and is manifestly intended to keep minorities from voting. Conservatives strongly support existing laws to purge from voter rolls names associated with people who have passed away or moved on. They argue that doing so preserves voting integrity by making it more difficult for the cemetery vote to affect election outcomes.
Bloomberg not so popular as presidential
Posted by ladydawgfan 1/14/2020 4:43:56 AM Post Reply
Over the weekend, I saw a ton of "Bloomberg for president" TV ads. They were good and probably very expensive. On the ground in Texas, Mr. Bloomberg got off to an unimpressive start. In fact, 45 people showed up to hear the New Yorker, according to news reports: Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg claims he is ready to spend more than $1 billion in an effort to oust President Trump, but money may not be bringing supporters to his campaign. Just 45 people showed up to Bloomberg's latest rally with TV star Judge Judy Sheindlin in Texas on Saturday, according to the New York Post.
Jussie Smollett’s Google Headache replies
Posted by MissMolly 1/14/2020 4:42:20 AM Post Reply
Lots of things Smollett said privately before and after the most notorious fake attack since The War of the Worlds are about to become public. If Jussie Smollett had last year pleaded guilty to some minor charge, done 90 days of community service, and paid a substantial fine to reimburse the $130,000 worth of overtime costs rolled up by Chicago police detectives investigating his ludicrous assault claims, he might today be in full rebound mode. Picture it: the tearful, dramatic mea culpa with Robin Roberts. A bold admission — “This is on me” — followed by a deflection of blame to drugs or alcohol or the dark demons
Why Is the Gay Presidential Candidate Silent about Iran Hanging Gays? replies
Posted by shazbot123 1/14/2020 4:40:49 AM Post Reply
Mayor Pete, as he likes to be called, who has led the cry that Iran's shooting down of a Ukrainian airliner using a Russian missile is somehow the fault of an American president, Donald J. Trump, is among those who say it was "collateral damage" resulting from Trump trashing the flawed and unworkable Iran nuclear deal and his zapping of terrorist Quds Force commander Gen. Qassem Soleimani.
Anatomy of a Clinton Scam replies
Posted by Magnante 1/14/2020 4:39:59 AM Post Reply
“The bigger the lie, the more likely the buy-in” -- that must be the theory underlying a plan relentlessly executed by Bill and Hillary Clinton to suck money from the public in support of a supposed “charity” currently known as “Bill, Hillary & Chelsea Clinton Foundation”. Unlike the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation that was originally funded primarily by the Gates family, the Clinton Foundation was meant to take money from the general public, and from governments. So, affairs of the Clinton Foundation were never supposed to be directed by the Clinton family.
Who Signs Up to Fight? Makeup of
U.S. Recruits Shows Glaring Disparity
Posted by MissMolly 1/14/2020 4:36:38 AM Post Reply
COLORADO SPRINGS — The sergeant in charge of one of the busiest Army recruiting centers in Colorado, Sergeant First Class Dustin Comes, joined the Army, in part, because his father served. Now two of his four children say they want to serve, too. And he will not be surprised if the other two make the same decision once they are a little older. “Hey, if that’s what your calling is, I encourage it, absolutely,” said Sergeant Comes, who wore a dagger-shaped patch on his camouflage uniform, signifying that he had been in combat. Enlisting, he said, enabled him to build a good life where, despite yearlong deployments
Bernie Sanders’ wild radicalism has
serious chance of taking over Dem Party
Posted by MissMolly 1/14/2020 4:27:42 AM Post Reply
The most substantively outrageous presidential campaign in American history has some ­serious chance of success. Bernie Sanders is leading or near the top of most polls in the first two Democratic nominating states of Iowa and New Hampshire. He could plausibly win both, which would instantly transform the race into an ugly, desperate effort to Stop Bernie. Sanders doesn’t exactly get good press. A lot of the punditry (understandably) wrote him off when Elizabeth Warren eclipsed him in the polls a couple of months ago and he had his health scare.
AG Barr: Navy base shooting
was terrorism and we need Apple’s
help to unlock the shooter’s phones
Posted by Pluperfect 1/14/2020 4:23:24 AM Post Reply
It became pretty clear last month that this is where the investigation was heading, now it has been confirmed. In a press conference today, Attorney General Barr stated, “This was an act of terrorism.” Barr added, “The evidence shows that the shooter was motivated by jihadist ideology. During the course of the investigation, we learned that the shooter posted a message on Sep. 11th of this year stating ‘The countdown has begun.'” Barr went on to say that the shooter had posted anti-American and anti-Israeli messages online including just two hours before the attack. One of the things that was of great concern initially
Bloomberg is rich, aloof and imperious —
is this really what Dems want for president?
Posted by Pluperfect 1/14/2020 4:15:58 AM Post Reply
The curious campaign of Michael Bloomberg raises a question: Can a billionaire buy the Democratic nomination? In his late bid for the nomination that skips the first four contests, which historically launch the nominee, Bloomberg has placed a big bet that big bucks can overcome all. Bloomberg has a history of short-circuiting the traditional political process and winning. The hallmarks of his victorious mayoral races in New York City were an overwhelming financial advantage, a blizzard of ads that saturated the airwaves, piecing together a disparate coalition, and little personal contact with voters.
Clemson's James Skalski ejected
from national championship game
for targeting, causes uproar
Posted by Pluperfect 1/14/2020 4:11:19 AM Post Reply
Clemson linebacker James Skalski was ejected from the national championship game against LSU on Monday night after officials determined he led with his helmet when making a tackle. The play occurred in the third quarter with about six minutes left to play. Joe Burrow threw the ball to wide receiver Justin Jefferson who was immediately met by two tacklers. Skalski appeared to have made the tackle but led with his helmet and hit Jefferson in his helmet. Officials reviewed the play and ejected Skalski for targeting.
CNN Reporter Informs Iranian Protesters
They're Supposed To Be Shouting
'Death To America'
Posted by Deety 1/14/2020 3:18:07 AM Post Reply
TEHRAN—As Iranians protested their government's downing of a passenger jet, a frantic CNN reporter ran through the crowd lecturing them on how they were actually supposed to be shouting "Death to America!" The CNN reporter arrived at the protests, excited to cover another anti-US protest but quickly realized they were actually shouting "Death to the dictator!" and blaming their government for shooting down the plane. "Guys, you're ruining the narrative!" he cried through a megaphone.
Creepy Videos Released of Meghan Markle
Controlling Prince Harry
Posted by ladydawgfan 1/14/2020 1:28:19 AM Post Reply
Last week Prince Harry and Meghan Markle stunned the Royal Family when news broke on social media that were stepping back from their royal duties following two years of intense media scrutiny. The London Times alleged that Meghan was the driving force behind the decision. The royal couple have been staying for the past six weeks at at the home of Canadian billionaire Frank Giustra, who has close ties to the Clintons and is involved in one the the Clintons’ uranium scandals. Harry and Meghan are also reportedly being advised by Barack and Michelle Obama on life after the royal family.
NBC highlights transgender man’s menstrual
pain: ‘I felt isolated’
Posted by ladydawgfan 1/14/2020 12:51:11 AM Post Reply
NBC News highlighted the pain that transgender men reportedly feel when going through menstruation and the struggle trans men face when trying to obtain menstrual hygiene products. The publication posted a story Saturday titled “For transgender men, pain of menstruation is more than just physical,” which features transgender model and activist Kenny Ethan Jones’s struggles with menstruation and finding menstrual products that Jones can identify with as a trans man. Jones did not respond to requests for comment from the Daily Caller News Foundation. [Tweet] “I didn’t believe that having periods would be a part of my lived experience,” Jones told NBC. “I felt isolated;
Rep. Meadows: Lawmakers Will Appeal
To FISC Judge To Remove David Kris
From FBI Review
Posted by DVC 1/14/2020 12:45:03 AM Post Reply
North Carolina Congressman Mark Meadows told “The Sara Carter Show” Monday that he – along with other senior Republican lawmakers – will send a letter to the presiding Judge of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court demanding that FBI apologist David Kris be removed from overseeing bureau reforms demanded by the secret court. Kris, who openly criticized Republican lawmakers and defended the bureau’s spying of short-term Trump campaign advisor Carter Page, is coming under heavy scrutiny for his online posts and blogs targeting Republican lawmakers investigations that uncovered malfeasance at the bureau.
LSU, Joe Burrow roll Clemson to win national
Posted by ladydawgfan 1/14/2020 12:28:44 AM Post Reply
“LSU.” “LSU.” “LSU.” The chant began before the opening kickoff and lasted deep into the night. The Superdome was colored purple and gold, dressed for a party. It was more like a coronation. From the season-opening blowout through the road win at Alabama, the record-setting rout at the Peach Bowl to the overwhelming performance in front of a partisan home crowd less than 80 miles from the Baton Rouge campus, it was a season Tigers fans won’t forget. The finish was straight out of their wildest fantasies, a 42-25 rout that snapped defending national champion Clemson’s 29-game winning streak and gave LSU its fourth perfect season and fourth national championship.
Elizabeth Warren confirms Bernie Sanders told
her a woman could not win the presidency
Posted by snakeoil 1/14/2020 12:18:46 AM Post Reply
Sen. Elizabeth Warren of Massachusetts confirmed multiple Monday reports that Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont told her in an October 2018 meeting that he didn't believe a woman could be president. Sanders made the comment to Warren in a closed-door meeting between the two of them in December 2018, CNN, which first broke the story, reported.
Fans Cheer Donald Trump as He Attends College
Football Championship Game
Posted by ladydawgfan 1/14/2020 12:08:59 AM Post Reply
President Donald Trump was warmly greeted by football fans attending the NCAA college championship game on Monday. The Clemson University Tigers are playing the Louisiana State University Tigers for the college football championship. The president traveled with first lady Melania Trump to the Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana, for the game. Fans of both teams also chanted “U-S-A!” as the president and first lady arrived on the field for the National Anthem. Others shouted, “Four more years!” [tweet] When asked by ABC’s Karen Travers whom the president liked, he grinned and replied, “both.”
45-Year-Old Convicted Sex Offender
Protests to the Judge:
He Identifies as an 8-Year-Old Girl
Posted by DanvilleBill 1/14/2020 12:06:55 AM Post Reply
A convicted sex offender in Grand Rapids has a very peculiar defense: He’s not a convicted sex offender in Grand Rapids. He can’t be, you see, because elementary schoolchildren can’t be convicted of his crimes. And he’s not even a He. As per WZZM13, Joseph Gobrick was sentenced to at least a decade behind bars after investigators found illegal images on his computer. The photos depicted children under 5 — and as young as infancy — being sexually assaulted. The pictures were discovered in 2018 after a 17-year-old who’d been reported missing was found at Joseph’s home.
President Trump, Melania Trump
cheered by crowd at LSU-Clemson
national championship game
Posted by DVC 1/14/2020 12:02:50 AM Post Reply
President Trump and first lady Melania Trump received a warm reception at Monday night's national championship football game between Louisiana State University (LSU) and Clemson University. The Trumps walked onto the field before the championship match at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans as their images appeared on the big boards in the arena before the National Anthem, causing the attendees to go wild.
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