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  • Will Obama pardon Clinton and cement his legacy?

    12/04/2016 6:09:36 AM PST · 2 of 22
    Pollster1 to Zakeet
    Pardons can be very broad - they don't even have to specify the offense:

    Now, THEREFORE, I, GERALD R. FORD, President of the United States, pursuant to the pardon power conferred upon me by Article II, Section 2, of the Constitution, have granted and by these presents do grant a full, free, and absolute pardon unto Richard Nixon for all offenses against the United States which he, Richard Nixon, has committed or may have committed or taken part in during the period from January 20, 1969 through August 9, 1974.

  • Revealed: Why there's so much alcohol in Clinton's bloodstream.

    12/04/2016 6:06:06 AM PST · 4 of 13
    Pollster1 to dangus

    . . . Just to prove there are attractive ones too.

  • I’m Fighting the Left’s Culture War One Bagel at a Time

    12/04/2016 5:29:08 AM PST · 9 of 34
    Pollster1 to bert
    The American progressives are the result of Hitler’s failure

    It looks more like the soviet socialists, national socialists, and American progressive socialists were three facets of the same totalitarian mindset. At least until recently, the American version lacked the antisemitism of the other two, but that gap has been filled in by today's socialist progressives. Our homegrown socialists are now just as malignant as their failed comrades in the socialist brotherhood.

  • Green Party will switch to federal court for Penn. recount bid

    12/04/2016 4:32:08 AM PST · 42 of 56
    Pollster1 to ScottfromNJ
    So far in the recount effort their “judge shopping” has produced big duds in the courts, and that includes rulings from judges in heavily Democratic areas like Madison Wisconsin and Philly.

    I was surprised at that. It's almost like we can win if we have a fighter for a candidate. Who would have guessed that standing up for the law would work better than surrender?

  • Green Party will switch to federal court for Penn. recount bid

    12/04/2016 4:30:21 AM PST · 40 of 56
    Pollster1 to Enlightened1
    I don’t get this because the States run the elections and not the Feds.

    Almost. SCOTUS stepped in on the Florida Bush v. Gore recount because of its federal significance and because of the 14th Amendment's equal protection clause. Bush v. Gore

  • McConnell cautions replacement to health law to take time

    12/04/2016 1:19:43 AM PST · 111 of 159
    Pollster1 to Olog-hai

    Delay is the wrong answer. The repeal should absolutely come before any replacement. Trying to negotiate both at the same time gives the liberals too much leverage and will lead to a flawed replacement. The phase in should be that those already on Obamacare get to keep their subsidies for 2017. After that, Obamacare should be dead.

    Replacement? Negotiate that after the repeal is signed and we have more leverage. Let kids stay on parental policies to age 26. Let insurance companies sell medical insurance across state lines. Otherwise, it’s time to clean up the mess and reduce the federal government’s role in medical insurance.

  • Green Party switches strategy in Pennsylvania recount bid

    12/04/2016 1:09:14 AM PST · 95 of 126
    Pollster1 to BulletBobCo

    The deadline for challenging the election in Pennsylvania was November 28. Federal courts should throw this out. Should. What they actually will do comes down to judge shopping, and Team Hillary is good at that.

  • Green Party will switch to federal court for Penn. recount bid

    12/04/2016 1:08:02 AM PST · 25 of 56
    Pollster1 to entropy12

    The deadline for challenging the election in Pennsylvania was November 28. Federal courts should throw this out. Should. What they actually will do comes down to judge shopping, and Team Hillary is good at that.

  • Congress authorizes Trump to arm Syrian rebels with anti-aircraft missiles (McCain)

    12/04/2016 12:49:58 AM PST · 16 of 120
    Pollster1 to TigerLikesRooster

    The non-ISIS, non-Al_Qaeda “rebels” are the weakest side in Syria. We don’t get to watch them win this civil war any more than we get to watch the Minnesota Twins (59 wins, 103 losses) win this year’s World Series. Our choices are the brutal dictator (Assad), or the terrorists (either ISIS or Al Qaeda).

  • The Election Is Really, Really Over Now — And Donald Trump Is The Winner

    12/04/2016 12:45:59 AM PST · 49 of 53
    Pollster1 to Tennessean4Bush

    What makes you so confident that there will not be any faithless electors? We have faithless congressmen and senators who run as Tea Party and turn establishment as soon as they are exposed to the money and seduction of Washington. What prevents someone like Bloomberg or Soros from offering $1M or even $10M to buy an Elector’s vote? Those bribes, whether totaling $40M or $400M are a small price to pay to buy the United States government, disarm America (unless there is a civil war), and create one world government with everyone but the elite poor and powerless.

  • Rep. McCaul: Yes, we will build a wall, put Mexico on a “payment plan” and enforce the law

    12/03/2016 6:52:30 PM PST · 35 of 47
    Pollster1 to Lisbon1940
    I hope it’s impermeable so amphibians and Mexican coyotes can’t get through. We have enough critters.

    I'm only worried about two-legged critters, the ones that have anchor babies, the ones that demand social services at our expense, the ones that commit crimes here, and the ones that vote illegally in our elections.

  • Giuliani, Romney no longer top contenders for Secretary of State, sources say

    12/03/2016 6:38:48 PM PST · 55 of 212
    Pollster1 to springwater13

    Giuliani has issues, but there are jobs he can do well. State is not my first choice for him.

    Mitt Romney is a poor choice for almost any position, and he’s way at the bottom for State. The only reason for choosing Mitt is to make him irrelevant. Education would be a good spot for Romney, if it’s going to be eliminated.

  • What Will Happen When Roe v. Wade Is Overturned?

    12/03/2016 6:29:22 PM PST · 11 of 88
    Pollster1 to caver

    “It’s not going to be overturned.”

    Agreed, at least in the short term. We may see nibbling around the edges, and that is important, but we will not see a full reversal in the next eight years. The mandate that employers pay for birth control, including methods that induce abortion, is likely to disappear. The lawsuits requiring states to fund Planned Parenthood are likely to disappear. More restrictions on abortion, particularly on medical qualifications for abortionists or after fetal viability, will be permitted. However, the core idea of Roe, that there is some sort of privacy right to early abortion in the Penumbra of the Constitution, is likely to persist until there are multiple decisions laying a foundation to reverse that nonsense decision.

  • ‘Oops’! Maybe Jonathan Chait should have released this book BEFORE the election

    12/03/2016 6:19:05 PM PST · 15 of 39
    Pollster1 to kevcol

    It turns out that "a pen and a phone" is the way to create a legacy that can be erased in a moment. Too bad the right title for a book on Obama's legacy was already taken.

  • The Election Is Really, Really Over Now — And Donald Trump Is The Winner

    12/03/2016 6:03:53 PM PST · 14 of 53
    Pollster1 to 2ndDivisionVet
    The Pennsylvania deadline to challenge election results was November 28, a week ago. Even if Hillary or another surrogate wants to reinstate the challenge, they cannot do so because the deadline has passed.

    It's over . . . except for the risk of faithless electors. I'd like to think we can relax, but I don't think that would be prudent. I want Team Trump working on the transition, but I also want part of his team working on defense.

    President Trump's people should be contacting Trump electors to thank them for their support, see if there is anything they need to feel more secure in the face of threats, and make sure they will vote as pledged. Team Trump should also be contacting Hillary electors and encouraging them to preserve the integrity of the electoral system. A good case can be made that Hillary electors should defect and vote Trump as needed to produce the correct electoral vote totals. Trump's people should be making that case - not that they want extra defectors but that they want the correct final tally if there are faithless electors on either side.

  • Rep. McCaul: Yes, we will build a wall, put Mexico on a “payment plan” and enforce the law

    12/03/2016 5:54:47 PM PST · 15 of 47
    Pollster1 to Lurkinanloomin
    If you notice they are only talking about deporting criminal illegal aliens, meaning they have been convicted here of other crimes. I hope we deport other illegal aliens before they have a chance to rape or kill Americans and not wait until they have committed other crimes.

    I listen carefully, and I have noticed that. I'm okay with starting by deporting all newly arrived illegals and all criminals, followed by those on welfare. After that, it will get harder. We need a proposal with enough public appeal and either logic or compassion to sell.

    That's why I like President Trump's idea of touchback amnesty. Make illegals all go home to get legal status, with no guarantee that it will be granted. Then those who learned English, who worked productively without any criminal record, and who never used welfare could be given an advantage when applying for legal entry. Conversely, anyone who had to be deported should automatically be barred from legal entry forever. That carrot and stick combination should be enough for them to self-deport.

    There really would be a demand for foreign workers if we got rid of the illegals, so the offer of an advantage for legal reentry would not be an empty promise. We could also finally have room for legal immigrants who play by the rules and waited far too long for approval. I don't want to replace every illegal who leaves, but I do want a functional legal immigration system so that the next corrupt democrat in our White House cannot open the floodgates for illegals so easily. I want Congress to decide on the numbers for foreign workers and for immigration.

  • Rep. McCaul: Yes, we will build a wall, put Mexico on a “payment plan” and enforce the law

    12/03/2016 5:30:55 PM PST · 4 of 47
    Pollster1 to 2ndDivisionVet

    If we build the wall, it will be harder to enter our country and fewer people will be able to come illegally. If we enforce immigration law and deport illegals, including those who overstay visas, there will be less incentive to come, and fewer illegals will come. If we prosecute employers who knowingly hire illegals, making it more expensive to hire them than legal residents, there will be less profit in coming here illegally and fewer will come.

    Fix our immigration system, and few will bother coming illegally for work or even for crime. At that point, with only small numbers crossing, we’ll be able to stop terrorists at the border because we won’t be overwhelmed by sheer numbers.

    What about the jobs that illegals currently do? (1) Employers can pay more until they find a rate that will attract Americans, or (2) employers can go through the process to legally hire foreigners. Tolerating crime should not be national policy.

  • Clinton Aide Calls Email Scandal ‘Most Grossly Overrated’ And ‘Destructive’ Story Ever

    12/03/2016 3:46:52 PM PST · 30 of 87
    Pollster1 to kevcol

    This is a classic case of liberals conflating two dissimilar topics to confuse the discussion. They pretend that objections to illegal immigration are racist objections to all immigration. They pretend that a lawful use of firearms in self-defense is part of the deplorable topic of “gun violence”. And in this discussion, they blend paranoid secrecy with treasonous mishandling of information that could (and probably did) get many Americans killed.

    If this were just about using a private email server out of a paranoid desire to hide her communications from Freedom of Information Act requests and evade disclosure laws, she might be right.

    However, this is also about mishandling Top Secret Sensitive Compartmented Information. With that that thrown into the mix and the FBI Director specifying that Hillary sent TS/SCI on an unsecure email system, this story is the most grossly underrated scandal in American history. Even with mishandling mere Secret, anyone but Hillary would have been facing serious time in prison. For the FBI to choose not to prosecute with TS/SCI is disgusting.

  • Donald Trump keeps confirming fears about his diplomatic skills (Wash. Compost fake news alert!)

    12/03/2016 3:14:01 PM PST · 50 of 52
    Pollster1 to E. Pluribus Unum
    If China's leaders are so delicate that they cannot handle President Trump talking with another world leader, they need to grow up.

  • Obama sneaks $4 billion for illegals in lame duck budget

    12/03/2016 11:32:39 AM PST · 27 of 28
    Pollster1 to kevcol

    At $4B for this crop of illegals, a border wall sounds like a great investment. That money divided over 2,000 miles gives $2M per mile, or just under $400 per foot. That much money will buy a pretty decent wall if we pay competitive rates instead of paying government rates.

  • Obama sneaks $4 billion for illegals in lame duck budget

    12/03/2016 11:30:10 AM PST · 26 of 28
    Pollster1 to Migraine

    My hope is that (1) Trump’s people will read it and like the general outline, and (2) Trump’s supporters will read it and forward their favorite parts to Team Trump.

  • Aleppo Siege: Syria Rebels Lose 60% of Territory [Obama's Failed Red Line Legacy]

    12/03/2016 11:02:02 AM PST · 9 of 15
    Pollster1 to Steelfish

    There seem to be three forces among the Syrian people. The strongest is Assad’s government. Second is ISIS. The weakest is everyone else. Barack Hussein chose to back a subgroup within that third group. That’s about as sensible as betting on the World Series between the Cubs and the Indians, bet putting your money on the Minnesota Twins with their 59-103 record, when you know they’re not in the game.

  • Obama sneaks $4 billion for illegals in lame duck budget

    12/03/2016 9:35:01 AM PST · 24 of 28
    Pollster1 to Migraine
    How about a ride on a C130 and a parachute?

    I'm okay with that too. Our pilots need flight hours, and our country does not need a policy of rewarding crime.

    All illegals need to go. Illegals apprehended at the border should never be released with a promise to appear for a hearing; they should be held until deported. Illegals who arrived in the past two (four?) years and thus do not have ties to our country should be deported after a fair hearing. The border should be sealed. Those who overstay visas should be tracked down and deported. And anyone deported should be permanently barred from reentry. We need to remove all incentives for illegals to come here, and we need to punish those who knowingly employ illegals (or should have known) severely enough that they decide to follow the laws in the future.

    I almost like President Trump's proposal for touch-back amnesty. Illegals who self-deport can apply for legal entry. Their English proficiency, if they learned while here should count in their favor. Their record of productive work without demanding welfare and other social services should count in their favor. Their record of being here with no criminal record at all should count in their favor. As for those who committed a crime after their illegal entry, those who sucked up welfare dollars, and other parasites/predators, good riddance. And those who have to be deported instead of paying their own way home? Good riddance to them too. Anyone deported should be permanently barred from America.

    As for sanctuary cities, they should have all federal funds withheld, and even federal employees need to be moved out of those areas. Perhaps no PCS moves to sanctuary cities/states would be a good rule. They can lose their base of federal paychecks by attrition after losing highway dollars and other funds immediately.

  • Obama sneaks $4 billion for illegals in lame duck budget

    12/03/2016 5:51:45 AM PST · 16 of 28
    Pollster1 to kevcol

    I’m okay with $4B for illegals. With 11 million illegals in our country today, that is $363 each - enough for bus fare to their home countries. Problem solved.

  • Trump, Finally Explained (Trump, A Dunce Like Reagan)

    12/03/2016 4:11:41 AM PST · 51 of 89
    Pollster1 to pepsionice

    “The New York Times, Finally Explained”

    Do you remember “Joseph Goebbels”? It was a documentary movie about a propaganda master who woke up every morning dreaming about how he could rewrite the events of the day that went before to increase the power of the socialist state.

    I am thinking it’s the perfect New York Times analogy.

    In the past, I’ve always presumed that when the Times completely changed its position on health care or the Mexican wall or nuclear weapons in Japan, it was due to craven political opportunism. But it’s much more calming to work under the assumption that liberals don’t remember anything that happened before this morning if they have been told to forget.

    Think about it next time you hear a NYT writer criticizing President Trump as racist for wanting a border wall: “racism and xenophobia and fear of those dark people who don’t talk like us.” In 2006, when Hillary Clinton voted for the 700 mile border fence, the NYT criticized the fence as not long enough.

    It’s stupendously irritating, unless you work under the assumption that liberals accept whatever their approved propaganda organ says today and no longer recall the real story.

    All month, the NYT was trying to revive Hillary’s defeated campaign in every story, where anything President Trump does is automatically wrong, even if the NYT supported it when Biden, Hillary, or another liberal did the same thing. President Trump made a mistake talking with the Taiwanese leader, President Trump will be unable to repeal Obamacare, President Trump has seduced and betrayed Americans, President Trump’s trade policies will hurt Americans, and President Trump is choosing the wealthy for his cabinet – all of that at the top of their online front page today.

    I wonder if the NY Times is being sarcastic, because this ship has sailed. The election was weeks ago, and President Trump won.

    But no, the NYT is still cheering for the recount efforts and for faithless electors. Even after a month ago claiming that refusing to accept election results was tantamount to treason.

    What a surprise for NYT! Who then felt they needed to deliver, and then made a call to failed fringe candidate Jill Stein.

    Nobody believes Stein’s story about having concerns about hacking of voting machines that are not even online. No American election with as large a margin as President Trump received has ever been overturned in a recount, not that facts matter to the liberal newspaper of record for all coordinated propaganda efforts.

    But the bottom line is that this formerly great paper is entirely a creature of the far left fringe. So much so that its writers had no problem wiping numerous well publicized campaign positions from their memory the second the election results were in.

    From now on I’m going to try to think of their ethics as a little bit like my dog, Spot. Spot was wonderful and loyal, but she died 40 years ago.

    When you read Trump stories on the NYT front page, or their many future anti-Trump editorials, keep reminding yourself that they’re reserving the right to forget everything they have said as soon as they are proven wrong. Their ethics died 40 years ago and are completely forgotten by almost everyone. No way we can believe the Times long term. All the news that’s fit – they no longer print.

  • Ted Cruz Aide May Have Inadvertently Handed Donald Trump The Presidency (Jeff Roe)

    12/02/2016 5:46:34 PM PST · 54 of 54
    Pollster1 to dragnet2

    As you wish.

  • Ted Cruz Aide May Have Inadvertently Handed Donald Trump The Presidency (Jeff Roe)

    12/02/2016 5:02:39 PM PST · 52 of 54
    Pollster1 to dragnet2
    Trumps message wasn’t resonating and the pollsters saved his presidency? Where in tarnation did you get that?

    I got that from this line, the second paragraph of the original post:

    Cruz’s campaign manager, Jeff Roe, warned the Trump campaign ahead of the New Hampshire primary that support for him was dropping in their internal polls, giving Trump a chance to recalibrate his strategy in the key primary state. He went on to win New Hampshire, Nevada and South Carolina, essentially locking up the Republican nomination.

    It looks to me like one of Cruz' pollsters leaked to Trump and possibly saved America. [Assuming, of course, that this report is correct, and that I am correctly reading "support for 'him'" as "support for Trump". My experience has been that this sort of thing happens often in politics, so I tend to believe the report.]

  • Ted Cruz Aide May Have Inadvertently Handed Donald Trump The Presidency (Jeff Roe)

    12/02/2016 4:41:20 PM PST · 50 of 54
    Pollster1 to Resettozero
    Inside Baseball gibberish.

    Yes, but, as a pollster, I'd like to point out just how much good accurate polls can do. Trump got the word that his message wasn't getting through, made the necessary changes, and the rest is history.

  • Obama considering post-presidential digital media career, sources say

    12/02/2016 4:32:22 PM PST · 76 of 78
    Pollster1 to Brad from Tennessee

    I don’t see Barack Hussein as a good fit for comedy. Make him the new voice for horror - a modern Bela Lugosi or Vincent Price.

  • Obama: Health care act is law, US can't go backward

    12/02/2016 4:11:31 PM PST · 93 of 165
    Pollster1 to mdittmar

    Slavery was law too, but we “went backward” and got rid of that horrible institution. It’s okay to repeal terrible, destructive, and inhumane laws - especially another harmful institution like Obamacare.

  • DOJ confirms: Bergdahl requests pardon from President Obama, US officials

    12/02/2016 4:09:47 PM PST · 16 of 45
    Pollster1 to BradtotheBone

    Appropriate personal request - one far left traitor to another.

  • David Gergen On Trump's Victory Lap: 'I Knew I Didn't Like The Son Of A Bitch'

    12/02/2016 12:44:16 PM PST · 36 of 137
    Pollster1 to Trump_vs_Evil_Witch

    “Goodbye to globalization.”

    Thank God! The only way to preserve freedom is to preserve American independence and identity. That’s why America’s enemies support globalization, and why the idea of globalization has to die.

  • Congressional Republicans might give ObamaCare a three-year sunset

    12/02/2016 12:42:40 PM PST · 36 of 50
    Pollster1 to M Kehoe

    “No more.”

    Yep. It’s time for that terrible idea to die. Socialized medicine is not the correct answer; freedom is.

  • Schools provide puppies, massages to ease exam stress

    12/02/2016 12:14:20 PM PST · 42 of 44
    Pollster1 to Redwood71

    For polling, I wanted people who could write clearly and precisely and could do statistics accurately, understanding the limitations on the methods. The non-math people don’t stay in applied math, so almost everyone with the right degree who doesn’t have a terrible GPA can do the technical part of the work.

    The rest of the work, connected to what the new generation calls “adulting”, is not something I ever bothered to teach employees. If you don’t know to show up on time, if you don’t know to work while you’re at work, and if you don’t know to speak up when you see a better way to do things, you’re not right for a small, aggressive business.

    Sadly, there are limits on how much we can learn at one time. If they put their energy into learning about privilege and safe spaces, there is no room left for learning anything useful. On the other side, those who are tutored, babies, and protected throughout school and never grow up, are just as unemployable. They may have the knowledge and the GPA, but I don’t want them working for me if they can’t think on their own.

  • Congressional Republicans might give ObamaCare a three-year sunset

    12/02/2016 11:57:31 AM PST · 4 of 50
    Pollster1 to Sean_Anthony

    Give it a one year sunset. Those on an Obamacare plan by January 20, 2017, get to keep their plan, with the approved subsidies. Those not on a plan don’t get fined but don’t get to sign up late. Starting January 1, 2018, Obamacare is dead. By Election Day, 2018, Obamacare’s death will be old news even among its few beneficiaries.

  • CNN Trump Airplane Crash Joke

    12/02/2016 10:22:49 AM PST · 17 of 17
    Pollster1 to Degaston

    Fake news site.

    That’s why I never watch CNN. I try to watch only reputable professionals.

  • Schools provide puppies, massages to ease exam stress

    12/02/2016 10:07:54 AM PST · 37 of 44
    Pollster1 to Redwood71

    I suspect snowflakes would want to work for me anyways. They should be glad to get the pink slip.

  • CNN Crew Jokes About Trump Plane Crashing Before Carrier Speech

    12/02/2016 9:37:24 AM PST · 11 of 34
    Pollster1 to tekrat

    Anyone who doubts whether genuine evil exists just needs to listen to the far left fringe, which seems to be half of all democrats.

  • Schools provide puppies, massages to ease exam stress

    12/02/2016 9:35:58 AM PST · 34 of 44
    Pollster1 to C19fan

    Many of the most important things I learned during college were about growing up, not academics. When I hired college graduates, what I looked for were character traits more than just academic knowledge. Half the statistics graduates could do the job I assigned, but that wasn’t what I was looking for.

    What I wanted to hire was people who actually would do the work that needed to be done, not just mindless drones who would follow instructions perfectly. I needed people who would question their instructions, people who wouldn’t let anything get in the way of finishing early, since late was unacceptable and things come up. I needed people who could deal with an arrogant politician and not burst into tears (I saw that before I had my own company, and I managed not to hire any of those delicate snowflakes). I needed people of character who would not lie, cheat, or steal (yep, that happens a lot in the workplace). Someone who needs a safe room with puppies and Play-Doh may be able to turn in well-written papers, but I don’t want them working for me in the real world.

  • Trump offering a new social contract -- and industrial policy

    12/02/2016 8:30:05 AM PST · 6 of 25
    Pollster1 to MaxistheBest
    And in the end it’s worth it to create social peace

    I have issues with this statement as written. It is never "worth it" to give in on values for the sake of social peace. Even if someone is potentially violent, systematically doing something immoral to mollify the thug is not acceptable. If a social contract is worthy on its own merits, that's different and social peace may be considered a bonus, but I do not approve of rewarding the thugs who threaten to riot.

  • Ancient Inscription Identifies Gargilius Antiques as Roman Ruler on Eve of Bar Kochva Revolt

    12/02/2016 8:25:17 AM PST · 17 of 19
    Pollster1 to Verginius Rufus

    I suspect you’re right. The version in Haaretz sounds much more Roman. Spell check is great . . . except when it’s not.

  • Trump Strikes Back: President-Elect's Legal Team Challenges Stein's Recount In Michigan

    12/02/2016 5:59:47 AM PST · 20 of 53
    Pollster1 to Fennie
    I'd like to see President Trump make secure voting a priority. Listen to the "black vote suppression" complaints and the vote fraud concerns. Address both at the same time:

    1. Require voter ID equivalent to that demanded by TSA as part of state/local voting in all elections that include a federal office.

    2. Require that states provide a non-driver ID for free and take an ID van (like the old "bookmobile") around to the most rural, obscure corners of each state to make sure that all potential legal voters have an opportunity to obtain ID at no cost. They might then mail the ID to the voter, as my motor vehicle department did for my new "secure" driver's license, but they should come to all communities to eliminate the standard liberal whine that poor blacks cannot find an ID. Take appropriate measures to ensure that people cannot obtain these secure IDs under multiple names.

    3. Require that all state/local voting in elections that include a federal office have an auditable record, one that includes individual paper ballots for each voter.

    4. Require that states corrupt enough to permit illegals and other non-citizens to vote have a means to check whether those people voted illegally for federal office or only for state offices. Require that this means be accessible to all candidates and FOIA checks (simple spreadsheet: citizenship, whether voted for President/House/Senate).

    The left has admitted what we worried about all along - that our election process is not secure. We need to make it secure and do so in a manner that does not even appear to discriminate against citizens who are eligible to vote. Trump should treat the Jill Stein challenge as an opportunity!

  • The ‘Fake News’ Con: A Case Study

    12/02/2016 5:41:21 AM PST · 17 of 23
    Pollster1 to Travis McGee

    Thank you. Made my day!

  • Obama Administration Turns Palestinian-American Terrorist Into Victim

    12/02/2016 5:22:41 AM PST · 6 of 12
    Pollster1 to SJackson

    I have serious issues with the Israeli response to this terrorist too.

    “IDF doctors and Magen David Adom emergency personnel administered first aid to the terrorist, but he died of his wounds.” Why are they wasting time, effort, and money on a genuinely evil person who has nothing positive to contribute to the world? What are they doing taking a terrorist who may be carrying explosives to a hospital? Why not use a bulldozer to push the body away from anything of value and then cover that dirt with enough natural dirt that it no longer poses any potential danger to decent people?

  • The ‘Fake News’ Con: A Case Study

    12/02/2016 5:04:02 AM PST · 11 of 23
    Pollster1 to Travis McGee

    PIS is a good acronym for those traitors, but I prefer to call them Progressive Old Socialists. Chris Cuomo is a POS. Ann Curry is a POS. Rachel Maddow is a POS. Shepard Smith is a POS. Anderson Cooper is a POS. Diane Sawyer is a POS. Chris Matthews is a POS. Brian Williams is a POS.

    [Many of them also belong in the “Film Actors Guild” of Team America]

  • Post Editing

    12/02/2016 4:57:22 AM PST · 9 of 57
    Pollster1 to Boomer

    It’s not as easy to embed that into FR posting as you seem to think. If you remember our glitch with nonstandard characters (even the wrong style quote marks), and how long that took to fix, that illustrates why coding to work with so many different browsers and versions, including future upgrades, can be an unexpected challenge.

  • Post Editing

    12/02/2016 4:50:08 AM PST · 8 of 57
    Pollster1 to philman_36
    Suck it up, buttercup.

    If I may rephrase your point, this is an ad-free, donor-supported site for aggregating news and commentary. If "buttercup" wants to make a donation that will cover the cost of editing software, I'm sure Jim Rob will upgrade Free Republic with the desired features. Otherwise, the sensible choice is to be grateful for a streamlined site with no distractions and nonsense. I've been to and I do not want FR to be that cluttered just to pay for a slicker interface.

  • Ancient Inscription Identifies Gargilius Antiques as Roman Ruler on Eve of Bar Kochva Revolt

    12/02/2016 4:35:09 AM PST · 3 of 19
    Pollster1 to SJackson

    The name “Gargilius Antiques” sounds like an antique gargoyle you might find on a building in a Batman movie, but the story itself is interesting.

  • 49 DAYS!!!!!!

    12/02/2016 4:29:10 AM PST · 22 of 36
    Pollster1 to Lazamataz

    Seven weeks . . . until freedom and the rule of law will be restored

    Thank God!

  • Bloomberg has little to show for millions spent on gun control

    12/02/2016 3:28:06 AM PST · 5 of 28
    Pollster1 to richardb72

    Millions of dollars are trivial, both compared with his wealth and compared with his goal. If freedom’s enemies can disarm the people, they can buy control over the entire world. Bloomberg has $40B, and any amount he might spend is a small price to pay for a chance at the ultimate prize.