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  • Forget Trump but Not the Trumpsters

    02/02/2016 11:52:22 AM PST · by Truthsearcher · 91 replies
    National Review ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    ...Forget Trump and consider instead Trump’s constituencies. They are weary of being lectured that they deserve presidential rebuke for their supposed Islamophobia because they are angry about the terrorist killings of Americans. The middle classes are exhausted from being sermonized that they do not “pay their fair share,” when their state and federal tax bite is nearly 50 percent — especially when half the population pays no income tax, and massive federal entitlements have done little to address the pathologies of the underclasses. The contractor and the insurance salesman are furious at being scolded that “they didn’t build” their businesses,...
  • On Trump's claim that he "can't be bought"

    01/16/2016 8:57:39 AM PST · by Truthsearcher · 54 replies
    "You will hear... this argument that the rich man cannot be bribed. The fact is, of course, that the rich man is bribed; he has been bribed already. That is why he is a rich man." -GK Chesterton "Orthodoxy"
  • Donald Trump: Randian archtype?

    08/11/2015 8:04:11 AM PDT · by Truthsearcher · 19 replies
    Had a discussion with a friend who is a big Ayn Rand fan who proposed the idea that Donald Trump as the archtype Randian hero who is the amalgamation of Howard Roark and Hank Rearden. Like Roark he builds skyscrapers in NY, like Rearden he's a very wealthy businessman. And his popularity has been mostly build on a perceived uncompromising style, like those 2 characters. Now while I quite appreciate Rand's anti-collectivist views and her contempt for progressives, I cannot call myself a fan due to her aggressive atheism and hence no means to ground her own moral outlook. But...
  • Australia issues blanket visa ban on Ebola-hit countries

    10/27/2014 9:27:09 PM PDT · by Truthsearcher · 12 replies
    Australia has issued a blanket ban on visas from West African nations affected by the Ebola outbreak to prevent the disease reaching the country, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison said, becoming the first rich nation to shut its doors to the region.
  • One vote has not been counted

    11/06/2012 10:03:36 PM PST · by Truthsearcher · 39 replies
    Dear friends, We dont serve men we serve a God in heaven who knew the outcome of this presidential election before the first vote was cast. And were living in this particular time for a reason God wouldnt have put us here in this moment in history if He didnt have a purpose for us. God knows our hearts and He knows our strongest desire is to save His children from the sin of this nation, but Gods plan for us is not an easy road. If it were easy we wouldnt have been forged in the fire for this...
  • Time to move on from Todd Akin

    08/21/2012 3:22:32 PM PDT · by Truthsearcher · 78 replies
    Well, Mr. Akin has made it clear he won't drop out, and now it's time for all of us who have called him to step down change tactics. If you're in Missouri, then unfortunately you have the unenviable task of trying to drag his carcase across the finish line in November. But you still have to do it. 3rd party candidate is not going to do anything other than help the Dems, so don't go that route. If you're not in Missouri, then stop talking about him. Anybody else bring him and his comments up, just deflect it by saying...
  • Texas Alliance for Life urges member to vote for Dewhurst?

    07/30/2012 11:27:17 AM PDT · by Truthsearcher · 8 replies
    So I got this email from Texas Alliance for life that includes the following "David Dewhurst is the ONLY candidate with a track record of passing pro-life laws. He knows how to get things done to protect unborn babies and their mothers. Please don't gamble when you vote on Tuesday. Vote for David Dewhurst." I don't know why they are implying Cruz is not pro-life, when he is, and why they are getting involved in this fight.
  • Parents of Jessie Bender, 13, lied about daughter, cops say; Was trying to escape arranged marriage

    A 13-year-old girl reported missing by her parents was really trying to escape an arranged marriage in Pakistan, police said Wednesday. Jessie Bender's folks told authorities last month their daughter ran off because she didn't want to go on a two-month family trip to her step-father's native country. They then falsely claimed she was abducted by someone she met on Facebook, officials said. However, after weeks of investigating leads that wrangled the FBI, the U.S. Marshals Office and police departments nationwide, authorities say it was all a lie. "Bender family members misled detectives and withheld critical information," San Bernardino County...
  • Nail biter: Republican Hamer up by 49 votes in CA-11 with 97% reporting.

    11/03/2010 1:53:11 AM PDT · by Truthsearcher · 27 replies
    We'll see what happens here.
  • Canadian game developer puts "George W Bush wanted for Mass Murder" poster in video game.

    Pic at link
  • RI gov to shut down state government for 12 days

    08/24/2009 7:56:57 PM PDT · by Truthsearcher · 14 replies · 640+ views
    PROVIDENCE, R.I. Rhode Island will shut down its state government for 12 days and trim millions of dollars in funding for local governments under a plan Gov. Don Carcieri proposed Monday to balance a budget hammered by surging unemployment and plummeting tax revenue. The shutdown would force 81 percent of the roughly 13,550-member state work force, excluding its college system, to stay home a dozen days without pay before the start of the new fiscal year in July....
  • Thoughts on 4th of July

    07/04/2009 6:19:51 AM PDT · by Truthsearcher · 7 replies · 525+ views
    July 4th, 1776. Abraham Lincoln was an American hero who changed history because of his faith in God and the principle of Liberty. Most people forget that prior to the Civil War there was a national debate on the subject of slavery. In those days enslaved blacks on southern plantations had no rights. Whether they were fully human was an open question. Today it seems like a silly debate, but with the benefit of hindsight we see a dangerous trend throughout modern history. Adolf Hitler didnt think the Jews were human and millions of Germans agreed with him and put...
  • Why Obama is toast

    11/03/2008 9:27:22 PM PST · by Truthsearcher · 56 replies · 4,084+ views
    ...I still think McCain will win the election and do so by a larger margin than Bush did in 2004. When this happens, a hurricane of outrage will be unleashed at the political analysis business, mostly the pollsters. People will demand to know how they could be so off. In other words, the future of the political analysis business will be destroyed as their reputation will become destroyed in the upcoming days....
  • Here is how the McCain people should fight back

    09/02/2008 4:13:00 PM PDT · by Truthsearcher · 30 replies · 60+ views
    It's actually pretty simple, every time you talk about them on TV interviews, you preface it with "these sleazy (or pick another word of their choice) from Barack Obama and his operatives" Keep bringing up the fact that Obama is personally responsible for these attacks, keep repeating it, and even if the interviewer bring up how Obama has condenmned them, say that action speak louder than words and that everybody with an ounce of common sense knows he's behind them. Make Obama's character the issue, do not let whatever the media person say distract you, stay on this repeatedly and...
  • Sarah Palin, abstinence, and the myth of "safe sex" education

    09/02/2008 2:57:07 PM PDT · by Truthsearcher · 16 replies · 441+ views ^ | Mystery Cookie Blog
    Is there such a thing as safe sex? The recent revelation that the daughter of Sarah Palin is pregnant has raised a furor among Democrats who are calling Ms. Palin a hypocrite for encouraging abstinence. This raises the question, Is there such a thing as safe sex? And Ill be honest, just like the rest of the world I believed the rhetoric of people like Barack Obama who support abortion and partial birth abortion under the guise of wanting to reduce unwanted pregnancy through education about safe sex. They wouldnt talk about safe sex unless it existed right? Fortunately there...
  • The price of a gold medal

    08/25/2008 2:42:29 AM PDT · by Truthsearcher · 6 replies · 124+ views
  • Crack in McCain's Armor? He can't win a caucus (Vanity)

    02/03/2008 6:48:01 AM PST · by Truthsearcher · 45 replies · 49+ views
    In the Iowa Caucus, McCain finished 4th with 13%, In the Wyoming Caucus McCain was tied for last, in the Nevada Caucus, he finished 3rd with 13%, behind Ron Paul, and yesterday in the Maine Caucus, he finished 2nd with just 22%, some 30 points behind Romney. He can't win in a caucus state because it's the hardcore Republicans who attend them, and McCain has real trouble with that group of voters. Well, looking ahead, there are still 344 delegates in caucus states up for grabs. Including 203 on Super Tuesday. If he does as poorly in them as he...
  • Romney needs an unconventional strategy. (Vanity)

    02/01/2008 11:02:27 PM PST · by Truthsearcher · 63 replies · 190+ views
    I think right now Romney needs to focus his attacks instead of on McCain, on Huckabee. The McCain voters are not going to come over to him. It's the Huckabee voters that are potential persuadables for Romney. Because they already don't like McCain. And Huckabee, the McCain stalking horse that he is, has been focusing all his attacks on Romney and not on McCain, because his job is to keep Romney from winning, not actually winning himself. Romney not addressing these attacks and focusing his attention on McCain is making a mistake and leaving his flanks unguarded. By attacking Huckabee,...
  • McCain vs. Hillary, this is the best America has to offer?

    01/31/2008 2:09:55 PM PST · by Truthsearcher · 20 replies · 820+ views
    Well, it looks more and more like this is what we're going to get. This has got to be the nadir of American political history, can anybody think of any election that featured two candidates that were more uninspiring, unpleasant, unqualified and reviled in general, and even by a significant portions of their own parties, than these two clowns? Of all the great people in this great country these two are the best two people we can come up with to lead us? Something is wrong with our election process if it's producing these type of results. I predict a...
  • Bush margin in OH is LARGER than Kerry's in PA and MI

    11/03/2004 12:35:15 AM PST · by Truthsearcher · 7 replies · 121+ views