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  • Today's Toons 12/7/17

    12/07/2017 3:18:29 AM PST · by pookie18 · 18 replies
    The Right Reasons ^ | 12/7/17 | pookie18
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  • DC-area drivers blast I-66 tolling system as fees hit $40 mark

    12/07/2017 3:11:40 AM PST · by markomalley · 80 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/5/17 | Greg Norman
    Outraged Washington, D.C.-area commuters and politicians took to social media Tuesday to blast a new tolling scheme on a busy interstate heading from Virginia into the nation’s capital, as fees along the route peaked to an eye-popping $40 during the morning rush hour. The Interstate-66 tolling plan, which launched Monday, opens up express lanes on the highway in northern Virginia to single drivers, as opposed to just carpoolers. But the sticker shock prices being posted on electronic signs along the roadway led some commuters and residents to give the roadway a new nickname. “This is #highwayrobbery. People are just trying...
  • A Conyers Civil War In Detroit's Dirty Dynasty

    12/07/2017 3:06:28 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 22 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    After spending almost 60 years in Congress as a politician and a staffer, Rep. John Conyers II has to decide which of his many relatives to pass Michigan’s 13th congressional district to. It’s like King Lear, if Shakespeare’s fictional monarch had been forced to step down after groping a woman in church. The 13th is a very nice district to inherit. Conyers has won it by 77%, 79% and 82%. Fidel Castro couldn’t ask for better elections. Whichever Conyers clan member gets it will be staying in Congress for 60 years. And will inherit Rep. Conyers’ government Cadillac Escalade. The...
  • Tidalgate: Climate Alarmists Caught Faking Sea Level Rise

    12/07/2017 3:00:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    Big Government ^ | 12/6/17 | James Delingpole
    Alarmist scientists have been caught red-handed tampering with raw data in order to exaggerate sea level rise.The raw (unadjusted) data from three Indian Ocean gauges – Aden, Karachi and Mumbai – showed that local sea level trends in the last 140 years had been very gently rising, neutral or negative (ie sea levels had fallen). But after the evidence had been adjusted by tidal records gatekeepers at the global databank Permanent Service for Mean Sea Level (PSMSL) it suddenly showed a sharp and dramatic rise.The whistle was blown by two Australian scientists Dr. Albert Parker and Dr. Clifford Ollier in a paper for Earth Systems and Environment.
  • Hamas calls for Palestinian uprising in response to Trump's Jerusalem plan

    12/07/2017 2:56:32 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Reuters ^ | 12/7/17 | Dan Williams, Nidal al-Mughrabi
    The Islamist group Hamas urged Palestinians on Thursday to abandon peace efforts and launch a new uprising against Israel in response to U.S. President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as its capital. The Israeli military said it was reinforcing troops in the occupied West Bank, deploying several new army battalions and putting other forces on standby, describing the measures as part of its “readiness for possible developments”. Protests so far have been scattered and largely non-violent. But dozens of Palestinians gathered at two points on the Gaza border fence with Israel and threw rocks at soldiers on the other side....
  • Mysterious double 'sonic booms' heard over secretive military base Area 51 spark claims...

    12/07/2017 2:51:04 AM PST · by markomalley · 23 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 12/7/17 | Harry Pettit
    Double sonic booms heard over secretive military base Area 51 has sparked claims the CIA is hiding alien technology at the top secret site.Footage has surfaced of two loud thumping sounds as a pair of F-22 fighter jets fly over the secretive base.Conspiracy theorists claim the sonic booms show the CIA is secretly testing alien technology or hypersonic aircraft.A clip posted to YouTube by UFO Seekers, taken in the Nevada desert near where Area 51 is based, shows the F-22 craft cut across the sky at speeds of up to 1,500 mph (2,400 kph).
  • Millions Miss Out on Joys of Grandparenting by Following Liberal Lies on Abortion

    12/07/2017 2:42:18 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Jerry Newcombe
    An acquaintance once asked Winston Churchill if he had shown the statesman a picture of his grandchild. Churchill replied, saying something like: “No. And I have forgotten to thank you for that.” I must confess to being an overly satisfied grandparent. It is an unbelievable blessing and joy. But tragically, tens of millions of fellow Americans will never experience this joy. Many of them will miss out because they have followed the siren song of the liberals and have chosen abortion over birth. It’s too late to reach them, but it’s not too late to reach the next generation. Of...
  • Al Franken: Hanging on Like a Stubborn Case of the Clap… For Now

    12/07/2017 2:38:51 AM PST · by x1stcav · 43 replies
    Victory Girls Blog ^ | 12/6/17 | Marta Hernandez
    In case you were keeping score, the number of women accusing Al Franken(swine) of sexual misconduct is now seven. Seven women have accused Franken of either groping them, or trying to kiss them, with the latest one – a former Congressional aide – claiming Franken(swine) asserted that sticking his tongue down her throat was his “right as an entertainer.” “He was between me and the door and he was coming at me to kiss me,” the woman told Politico. “It was very quick and I think my brain had to work really hard to be like ‘Wait, what is happening?’...
  • Yesterday's Nazis and today's national socialist left

    12/07/2017 2:38:05 AM PST · by markomalley · 25 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 12/7/17 | Richard Rail
    The word "Nazi" keeps coming up, mostly from the Alt-Left but occasionally from the Alt-Right as the two verbally smear each other in hopes that something ugly will stick.  The back-and-forth use of the term warrants clarification: which is right, or at least more right than the other?  Is either really Nazi, or is this all just a nasty name game?  And finally, does it matter? Perhaps the best primer on Nazism remains Shirer's The Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, through which one can conclude how, astonishingly, the American left has followed in the Third Reich's footsteps, dragging America...
  • New Jimi Hendrix album with unreleased songs coming in March

    12/07/2017 2:36:13 AM PST · by markomalley · 40 replies
    AP ^ | 12/7/17 | MESFIN FEKADU
    Unreleased songs recorded by Jimi Hendrix between 1968 and 1970 will be released next year. Experience Hendrix and Legacy Recordings announced Wednesday that they will release Hendrix’s “Both Sides of the Sky” on March 9, 2018. The 13-track album includes 10 songs that have never been released. Hendrix died in 1970 at age 27. The new album is the third volume in a trilogy from the guitar hero’s archive. “Valleys of Neptune” was released in 2010, followed by “People, Hell and Angels,” released in 2013. Eddie Kramer, who worked as recording engineer on every Hendrix album made during the artist’s...
  • A Date of Infamy, 10 Years in the Making

    12/07/2017 2:29:01 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Edward White
    Every December, Americans are reminded of December 7, 1941, when Japan attacked the United States. The sneak attack on Pearl Harbor was the catalyst that led to our involvement in World War II. President Franklin Roosevelt, in asking Congress to declare war against Japan, famously called the December 7th attack “a date which will live in infamy.” That surprise attack was at least 10 years in the making as tensions between America and Japan grew. As Germany was expanding its dominance in Europe during the 1930s, Japan was doing the same in Southeast Asia. The initial American response was “let...
  • Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton has someone in mind to replace Al Franken should he resign

    12/07/2017 2:26:47 AM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/6/17 | Daniel Chaitin
    Should Sen. Al Franken announce his resignation, Minnesota Gov. Mark Dayton is seriously considering appointing his second-in-command to take the spot, according to a new report.Sources told ABC News that Lt. Gov. Tina Smith, a Democrat like her boss, is a top contender to replace Franken, at least temporarily. A special election would follow for voters to pick someone to serve for the remainder of Franken's term, which ends in January 2021.Franken is facing immense pressure from dozens of fellow Democratic senators to resign amid mounting allegations of sexual misconduct.He revealed that he will be making an announcement Thursday but...
  • Doug Jones Compares Roy Moore To A Black Man In Attempt To Get Votes

    12/07/2017 2:19:50 AM PST · by markomalley · 85 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/7/17 | Amber Randall
    The Doug Jones for Senate Committee reportedly sent out flyers with a black man’s face plastered across them in an attempt to reach out to black voters for the upcoming Senate election.The flyer features a black man with a quizzical expression on his face under the banner,”Think if a black man went after high school girls anyone would try to make him senator?” a photo of the flyer reveals.A person with the Doug Jones for Senate Committee told The Daily Caller News Foundation that she was “familiar” with the flyer and believed that they sent it out. She could not,...
  • A Senate of the States: July 21st – July 23rd, 1787

    12/07/2017 2:12:52 AM PST · by Jacquerie
    Article V Blog ^ | December 7th, 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Since delegates resolved, on July 16th, the most contentious issue of the convention, equality of state suffrage in the senate, they quickly hammered out over twenty other fundamental resolutions in the next week. The Connecticut Compromise smoothed the way toward fitting the remaining pieces of our Constitutional puzzle. Among unresolved fundamental resolutions were judicial appointments. James Madison’s Virginia Plan of Government envisioned a bicameral congress, comprising a popularly elected house of representatives, and a senate appointed by the house of representatives. It also featured a judiciary powerful enough to check congress. Not only could the judiciary veto unconstitutional laws, it...
  • Why Trump is still winning

    12/07/2017 2:10:29 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 14 replies
    Cnn.com ^ | 12/6/17 | Mark Bauerlein
    This is the real battle going on in DC today: not Democrats vs. Republicans but President Donald Trump vs. establishment Republicans. Trump is trampling upon every taboo and sensitivity that liberalism has erected in the last 50 years, and Republican leaders have learned to get by in that uptight habitat. With a tax plan inching forward in stops and starts, Roy Moore's numbers, in his US Senate run in Alabama, rising (the President has now even endorsed him), and liberal eminences in politics and media facing sexual allegations that may be worse than those made against Trump, the anti- and...
  • California schools fail to teach children to read or write, suit says

    12/07/2017 2:09:18 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 22 replies
    SF Gate ^ | 12/5/2017
    California has broken its promise to millions of schoolchildren with an education system that is failing to teach students to read or write, advocates charged Tuesday in a lawsuit seeking a statewide right of “access to literacy.” The suit was filed on behalf of current and former elementary school students and their families in two districts in Los Angeles and Stockton, and a charter school in Los Angeles County. The lead plaintiff is a 7-year-old second-grader who can’t spell words like “need” and “help,” lawyers said. They said students in one charter school class couldn’t read their social studies lesson...
  • It's Time for Congress to Pass the 'John McCain Rule'

    12/07/2017 1:52:54 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Mark A. Hewitt
    A year after the election and the Democrats, the media, establishment Republicans are still apoplectic over the inauguration of President Donald Trump. It’s obvious they hate him. When did the media stop looking at Donald Trump as an entertainment figure and begin to loathe him? True, bat-guano, off-the-charts loathing. The answer, of course, is when Donald Trump challenged President Obama to produce a birth certificate. Even today, few things get a liberal Democrat or the media more riled up than questioning President Obama’s qualifications to be president. It’s almost (but not quite) the same level of hate and disgust as...
  • Our Imperial Elite Unmasked

    12/07/2017 1:47:11 AM PST · by x1stcav · 7 replies
    Ricochet ^ | 12/6/17 | Paul A. Rahe
    It was a pattern of behavior; it included an alleged violent assault; the women involved had far more credible evidence than many of the most notorious accusations that have come to light in the past five weeks. But Clinton was not left to the swift and pitiless justice that today’s accused men have experienced. Rather, he was rescued by a surprising force: machine feminism. The movement had by then ossified into a partisan operation, and it was willing—eager—to let this friend of the sisterhood enjoy a little droit de seigneur. Then, Flanagan did the unthinkable. She attacked feminism’s uncrowned queen,...
  • CFPB: Disgruntled Staffers Form A Resistance Movement Within The Agency, Using Encrypted Devices

    12/07/2017 1:43:53 AM PST · by x1stcav · 23 replies
    Townhall ^ | 12/6/17 | Matt Vespa
    What is going on at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau? It’s a clown show, or it’s rapidly becoming one. Richard Cordray, the former director of the agency, resigned at the end of November. There’s speculation that he’s mulling a gubernatorial bid in Ohio. Alas, comes the showdown. President Trump tapped Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney to run the agency, whereas Cordray had selected Leandra English, his deputy, to take the reins. The fact is the president has the power to appoint a new director, but as Guy noted, liberals saw the CFPB, the temple of of Liz...
  • Utah 'Monument' Was a Reward to a Clinton Donor

    12/07/2017 1:41:49 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 23 replies
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 07, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The shrinking in size of two national monuments in Utah by President Trump through executive order was a long overdue rebuke to federal land grabs that have enabled federal control of vast swaths of American land, particularly in the West. As the New York Times noted in 2016: The United States government owns 47 percent of all land in the West. In some states, including Oregon, Utah and Nevada, the majority of land is owned by the federal government. Of course, it used to own nearly all of it…. East of the Mississippi… the federal government owns only 4 percent...