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  • Mitt Romney, Run for President [NeverTrump]

    05/25/2016 5:11:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 43 replies
    National Review ^ | May 24, 2016 | David French
    Let’s be clear about our nation’s plight: At this moment, American voters face a choice between two historically corrupt, dishonest, and incompetent politicians. One of them helped create the most dangerous foreign-policy environment since the Cold War, a world in which our nation faces the largest and most savage jihadist fighting force in modern times, a re-arming and potentially nuclear Iran, and the re-emergence of threats from Russia and China. The other would respond to that crisis with a collection of announced policies that range from the insane (intentionally killing women and children to punish terrorists, sending Exxon to pacify...
  • gasoline - ingenious marketing

    05/19/2016 3:30:52 PM PDT · by littlebird · 83 replies
    May 18, 2016 | littlebird
    every time I fill up my car, I suspect all the different octane gasoline are exactly the same, 91 octane. The only difference is what it is called (eg. gold) and the price. Gas company puts in the same octane gas, with a little advertising, gets more money by calling it gold or premium plus. It is all marketing. Unsuspecting driver feels better buying higher price gas for their beloved car. Any one likes to comment.
  • Transgender school house Rock:I'm just a bill but I wanna be Jill

    05/18/2016 12:06:00 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 9 replies
    YOUTUBE ^ | Steven Crowder
    From http://LouderWithCrowder.com How does a bill become a law? How does a law cause so much controversy like in North Carolina or Georgia. Why are the LGBTQAAI warriors so angry at the transgender bathroom bills? Allow trans-gender bill to explain.
  • Commie Student To Former Soviet Citizen:“Socialism Throws People Like You Into Labor Camps!”

    05/18/2016 11:00:13 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 34 replies
    Ironically I was having a discussion this morning about Franco, Pinochet and Diem with two of my employees as to whether or not it was right to support them and other dictators simply for being anti-communist. After watching this movie, we all agreed it was for the best.
  • In celebration of liberals.

    05/14/2016 10:55:40 PM PDT · by Eisenhower Republican · 9 replies
    Eisenhower Republican | Eisenhower Republican
    In celebration of America. True liberalism is weighing everything on its merits.
  • The Myth of the ‘Open Borders’ Right

    05/12/2016 6:04:48 AM PDT · by C19fan · 32 replies
    National Review ^ | May 12, 2016 | Ian Tuttle
    Paul Ryan is not for open borders. In the Year of Donald Trump, these are fighting words. They are also true. On his campaign website, the speaker of the House lists four principles that he believes should guide any attempt to reform our immigration system, among which are: “First, we need to secure the border,” and, “Second, we need to enforce our laws.” Ryan has called illegal immigration “an affront to the rule of law and an unacceptable security risk.” He voted for the “Secure Fence Act of 2006,” which aimed “to establish operational control over the international land and...
  • Sweet moose-ic! Alaska moose harmonizes with home's WIND CHIMES

    05/11/2016 10:57:49 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 12 replies
    www.dailymail.co.uk ^ | Updated: 12:00 EST, 11 May 2016 | Staff
    Britta Schroeder shot video of a moose playing with the wind chimes on the porch of her rural cabin near Denali National Park and Preserve The moose was on the property the evening of May 4 The animal probably left after it snapped the wooden base of the chimes in half, Schroeder said. A little glue made it good as new Forget Uptown Funk. The Alaska wild is grooving to the smooth 'moose-ic' of wind chimes. Britta Schroeder shot video of a moose playing one-part harmony with the wind chimes on the porch of her rural cabin near Denali National...
  • Man rescued after becoming buried under Cheddar and Red Leicester cheese for eight hours

    05/09/2016 6:19:39 AM PDT · by dirtboy · 53 replies
    MSN ^ | 5/8/2016 | Matt Payton
    A warehouse worker has survived eight hours buried underneath tons of cheese after a series of 18 feet high shelves fell on top of his forklift truck. The shelves were holding 20kg of blocks of the Cheddar and Red Leicester cheese when they knocked into each other in a "domino effect". Tomasz Wisniewski was feared dead after the incident took place at the food distribution centre in Hinstock, Shropshire. Mr Wisniewski was safely removed from the wreckage and taken to Princess Royal Hospital as a precaution. Specialist urban search and rescue teams from the West Midlands, Merseyside, and Leicestershire, including...
  • Delete?

    05/08/2016 1:21:20 PM PDT · by paladinan · 189 replies
    n/a | 05-08-2016 | self
    I'm sure this will garner the usual percentage of ribbing, scoffing, etc., but: Jim, could you please delete my account? Apparently, I've outlived my welcome, and I'd rather not add any more aggravation to anyone else (including myself, in all honesty). Sorry to those who were upset; no permanent hard feelings, I hope.
  • Against the Dangerous Myth that the GOP Has ‘Given Obama Everything He Wanted’

    05/06/2016 9:34:43 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 58 replies
    National Review ^ | May 6, 2016 | CHARLES C. W. COOKE
    ... The Republican party is an imperfect vehicle and it has, of course, made mistakes. But the idea that it hasn’t effectively and consistently opposed President Obama’s agenda is little more than a dangerous and ignorant fiction. Had the GOP not been standing in the way — both from 2008, when it was in the minority everywhere, and from 2010, when it regained the House — the United States would look dramatically different than it does today. Without the GOP manning the barricades, Obamacare could well have been single payer, and, at the very least, the law would have included...
  • No, Mr. Trump, NAFTA Was Not a ‘Bad Deal’

    05/05/2016 9:30:43 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 94 replies
    National Review ^ | May 5, 2016 | Tim Kane
    ... Trump promises a return to tariffs. He also promises a wall with Mexico, penalties against profitable American companies, skimming foreign remittances, and more. Trump does not mince words, and you have to respect his forthrightness. What each of these solutions has in common is a heavy-handed government that imposes its will at the price of consumer freedom. What right does a White House staffer have to tell you what you can buy and the extra price you have to pay if you choose the wrong product? Your freedom to trade — to buy what you want — is what’s...
  • Happy Star Wars Day and and Go Trump! (just a vanity)

    05/04/2016 11:18:30 AM PDT · by TheBigB · 8 replies
    5/4 | Self
    I don't post much anymore, but I wanted to wish my FReeper brethren a happy Star Wars Day (google it if you don't know ;) and publicly give my full support to Donald Trump. I was a Cruz supporter, proudly so, but that is done and Trump will now be the nominee and I urge everyone to pull together to defeat Hillary in the fall. Best to you all, BigB
  • Millions of Us Are Strangers in Our Own Party

    05/04/2016 7:18:00 AM PDT · by sally234 · 51 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 5-3-16 | Daniel Horowitz
    Millions of us are strangers in our own party. No, this is not because of Donald Trump’s victories over the past few months, although it is certainly a reflection of them. It is because the media has succeeded in helping reelect every single RINO incumbent in every election cycle and most open races, including in this much-vaunted year of the outsider. The system is rigged, but not in the way Donald Trump claims; he is the recipient of the rigged system. It is rigged because anyone who is truly a smart and principled conservative will be destroyed in a primary...
  • Ted Cruz Accidentally Punches And Elbows His Wife In The Face After Dropping Out

    05/03/2016 7:33:59 PM PDT · by Trumpinator · 132 replies
    huffingtonpost.com ^ | 05/03/2016 09:49 pm ET | Nick Baumann
  • Cruz Cult Exposed – “Religion” of 7 Mountain Strategy A Cult Of Heidi’s NWO

    05/03/2016 12:17:05 PM PDT · by sevinufnine · 222 replies
    Rick Wells.US ^ | 4-2-2016 | Rick Wells
    It’s a safe bet that many if not most who support Ted Cruz are not aware of the Cult that goes with that support, the kind of demon that they would be putting in charge of our nation. One that falsely professes to be a Christian but unlike anything most of us would associate with legitimate Christianity. It’s time for Cruz supporters to open their eyes and see what it is that has control over their judgment. They’re voting and advocating for a cultish figure, one not very different from Jim Jones and Jonestown.
  • Trump Would Press the Agenda That Drove His Voters from the GOP (Barf Alert)

    05/02/2016 9:16:48 AM PDT · by MeanWestTexan · 38 replies
    National Review Online ^ | 4/20/2016 | Andrew C. McCarthy
    I wonder when the Trump backers will realize they’ve been had. The 2016 GOP campaign has been overwhelmed by Donald Trump’s celebrity persona, by the can’t-take-your-eyes-off-it appearances where he might say or do anything — and “anything” includes expletives, incitements, and assorted idiocies that would have been disqualifying in the bygone times of, oh, five or ten minutes ago. But Trump is not the real story of the campaign. The real story is the Republican base’s rejection of the Republican establishment — i.e., the party leaders, prominent pols, lobbyists, and donors who make up the GOP component of the Washington...
  • Republicans have a massive electoral map problem that has nothing to do with Donald Trump

    05/02/2016 11:49:24 PM PDT · by Angels27 · 65 replies
    Washington (com)Post ^ | 5-2-16 | Chris Cillizza
    Politico reported today on a Florida poll conducted for a business group in the state that shows Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump by 13 points and Ted Cruz by nine. Why is that important? Because if Clinton wins Florida and carries the 19 states (plus D.C.) that have voted for the Democratic presidential nominee in each of the last six elections, she will be the 45th president. It's that simple. Politico reported today on a Florida poll conducted for a business group in the state that shows Hillary Clinton beating Donald Trump by 13 points and Ted Cruz by nine....
  • Ted Cruz is Not Even Partly Dead

    05/02/2016 1:18:37 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 163 replies
    Townhall ^ | May 2, 2016 | Joy Overbeck
    Since Trump’s entirely predictable sweep of the liberal Republicans in the Eastern primaries, the conservative as well as liberal media under the banner of “Trump the Inevitable” have been endlessly repeating their wishful thinking that Cruz is officially DOA. Which brings to mind the truly hilarious spoof Cruz himself does on YouTube of the epic scene in “The Princess Bride” in which Billy Crystal as Miracle Max declares the Dread Pirate Roberts only “mostly dead.” But the Dread Pirate didn’t have the unpledged Republican Convention delegates, and Cruz just might. If the media clairvoyants who tally up delegate “projections” would...
  • Israel: Trump Is A Global Security Threat

    04/30/2016 9:03:22 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 180 replies
    Israel News Agency ^ | April 30, 2016 | Herb Brandon
    Israel: Trump Is A Global Security ThreatBy Herb Brandon Israel News AgencyJerusalem, Israel — April 29, 2016 … Security analysts in Israel have long believed that Donald Trump’s candidacy was not real. It was started and restarted in recent years. Perhaps an excellent marketing campaign to brand his real estate properties. But as Trump now allocates more of his own money (actually not his, but being loaned to Trump with online donations) his demeanor as an aggressive, serious candidate is now transparent. His lack of seriousness in addressing both domestic and foreign issues is anything but serious. “Most alarming is...
  • Conservatives for Trump? (Dr. Thomas Sowell)

    04/29/2016 11:50:43 AM PDT · by newgeezer · 116 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | April 26, 2016 | Dr. Thomas Sowell
    The sudden appearance of Donald Trump on the political horizon last year may have been surprising, but not nearly as surprising as seeing some conservatives supporting him. Does Trump have conservative principles? Does he have any principles at all, other than promoting Donald Trump? A smorgasbord of political positions — none of them indicating any serious thought about complicated issues — is not a principle. Nor is cheering for himself and boasting about all the great things he is going to do as President. Haven't we seen this movie before? Wasn't Barack Obama going to heal the racial divide, end...
  • Republican party now more hated in US than it's been in 24 YEARS and Donald Trump may be to blame

    04/29/2016 11:12:17 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 52 replies
    (UK) Daily Mail ^ | April 29, 2016 | James Wilkinson
    The Republican Party is now more hated than it's been in 24 years, new research shows - and it might be the fault of Donald Trump. In October, 37 percent of people polled had a favorable view of the Republican Party and 58 percent viewed it negatively. Now those numbers are 33 percent in favor and 62 percent against, according to data released by the Pew Research Center Thursday. That puts the party at its lowest point since 1992 - the latest point in a drop that has coincided with the rise of Trump.
  • Insiders: Clinton would crush Trump in November

    04/29/2016 9:48:36 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 83 replies
    Politico ^ | April 29, 2016 | Katie Glueck
    In the swing states that matter most in the presidential race, Donald Trump doesn’t have a prayer against Hillary Clinton in the general election. That's according to top operatives, strategists and activists in 10 battleground states who participated in this week's POLITICO Caucus. Nearly 90 percent of them said Clinton would defeat Trump in their home states in a November match-up. Republicans are only slightly more bullish on Trump’s prospects than Democrats: More than three-quarters of GOP insiders expect Clinton to best the Republican front-runner in a general-election contest in their respective states. Among Democrats, the belief is nearly universal:...
  • John Boehner’s Grudge

    04/29/2016 6:05:05 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 49 replies
    National Review ^ | April 28, 2016
    We get it. John Boehner doesn’t like Ted Cruz. In a witless cheap shot, Boehner called him “Lucifer in the flesh” at an event at Stanford University. Boehner’s attitude is widespread among Republican insiders who are foolishly allowing personal ill will to cloud their reasoned judgment about who, among the candidates left in the GOP race, is the best representative of conservative principles and policies, and about who would be the best candidate in the upcoming general election. On both counts, Cruz is the obvious choice. Ted Cruz is a constitutional conservative dedicated to reducing the outsized federal government to...
  • So when Donald...

    04/26/2016 2:23:35 AM PDT · by CanadianBloodAmericanHeart · 97 replies
    My crystal ball
    So when the genius rips up trade agreements and a trade war erupts where will America be able to sell its exports when every country puts massive tariffs on all US goods as a result? Just wondering because he acts like they will all just grab their ankles and bend over...which they won't.
  • Trump's Schizophrenia on Taxes and Obamacare

    04/24/2016 6:14:25 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    The Weekly Standard ^ | April 23, 2016 | By Jeffrey H. Anderson
    Donald Trump was asked this week, "Do you believe in raising taxes on the wealthy?" He replied, "I do. I do - including myself. I do." Yet Trump's own tax plan would cut the highest marginal federal income-tax rate from 39.6 percent to 25 percent. How does this tax plan square with Trump's newly professed support for "raising taxes on the wealthy"? This is similar to Trump's rampant inconsistency on Obamacare. Trump says he's for repealing Obamacare, but he's not for cutting Medicaid which, thanks to the efforts of those like John Kasich, accounts for most of Obamacare's coverage increases....
  • Axl Rose Reveals He Is Transgender (satire)

    04/24/2016 10:01:21 AM PDT · by Morgana · 40 replies
    ncscooper.com ^ | April 21, 2016 | Cleveland Sam
    Los Angeles, CA — Axl Rose, lead singer of the legendary band Guns N Roses, has recently revealed to the world a secret he has kept to himself for over 45 years. He is a transgender man. He was born Willmena Rose, as a female. Axl Rose was born in 1962 to a 16-year-old Mother in Lafayette, Indiana. His birth name was Willmena Bruce Rose. Rose’s dad left the family soon after to pursue a career in drinking. At age 6, after Rose’s Mom remarried, Willmena began acting as boys do, eating dirt and throwing rocks properly. She began dressing...
  • Donald Trump Is Not Your Protector: A Warning to Conservative Christians

    04/23/2016 10:27:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 152 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Michael Brown
    Donald Trump has presented himself as a protector of conservative Christians and as the best friend Christians will ever have. He has held up his mother’s Bible and pledged to bring Christ back into Christmas. But when the rubber meets the road, he is anything but the defender of conservative Christians and their values. This became crystal clear yesterday morning (April 21), when Trump, appearing on the Today show, answered questions on abortion, North Carolina’s Bathroom Privacy Act, and transgender rights. When he was asked if he would like to change the Republican Party Platform on abortion, which allows no...
  • Jesus Christ Is Not on the Ballot in 2016, but Christians Pastors and Leaders Are

    04/23/2016 10:35:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | Bethany Blankley
    David Lane, the founder of the American Renewal Project, argues, "Jesus Christ is not on the ballot in 2016."Debunking a recent article published by the Christian Post (Leading Southern Baptist ethicist Russell Moore says Christians should vote for third-party or write-in candidates rather than settle for the 'lesser of two evils'), Lane argues that "none of the [presidential] candidates can claim "no evil" as [their] campaign motto." And if Moore and others self- ascribed evangelical leaders believe they know who the "perfect candidate" is for 2016-- they should run for office, he claims.In other words, there's no perfect presidential candidate.But...
  • Despite NY Win, It Was a Bad Week for Trump

    04/23/2016 5:20:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 176 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 22, 2016 | David Limbaugh
    Despite his big win in New York on Tuesday, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has had a pretty bad week. But will it matter? It should -- and just might. During an NBC "Today" show town hall Thursday, the host read a question from Twitter concerning Trump's views on LGBT issues and how he plans to be inclusive as president. "Speak about North Carolina bathroom law in particular." Trump responded: "I had a feeling that question was going to come up, I will tell you. Well, look, North Carolina did something that was very strong, and they're paying a big...
  • TED CRUZ BRIBING DELEGATE, CAUGHT ON CAMERA!

    04/22/2016 8:05:52 PM PDT · by stilloftyhenight · 98 replies
    TED CRUZ BRIBING DELEGATE, CAUGHT ON CAMERA! https://youtu.be/K-pwGx4vv2g
  • Has Drudge Dumped Trump? [my opus]

    04/22/2016 5:22:36 PM PDT · by anymouse · 159 replies
    Politistick ^ | April 22, 2016 | Jennifer Burke
    Matt Drudge, founder of the Drudge Report, and Charles Hurt, editor of the Drudge Report, have come under fire from many in the grassroots for turning the site, which was put on the map by the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky affair, into a shill site for the presidential campaign of Donald Trump. The Drudge Report has made a name for itself during this election cycle of being part of the thug-style hitman team of Donald Trump in attacking his closest rival, constitutional conservative Ted Cruz . At the same time, the Drudge Report has used its influence to pump up Donald...
  • Trump vs. 'Conman' Reagan

    04/22/2016 9:16:48 AM PDT · by raptor22 · 58 replies
    American Thinker ^ | April 22, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski
    When Donald Trump’s political credentials as a Republican and/or conservative are challenged, he likes to remind people that Ronald Reagan was a Democrat once and managed to evolve over time. Except that Reagan’s conversion was real and he had two terms as governor of California to prove his bona fides before he ran for president as a conservative Republican. As Reagan campaign manager Stu Spencer and speechwriter Ken Khachiagin note in a Real Clear Politics piece: Yes, Ronald Reagan migrated from being a liberal Democrat to the gold standard for conservative Republicans. But Reagan’s views evolved over four decades’ worth...
  • When Republicans Shill for Democrats on Social Issues

    04/22/2016 10:59:21 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | April 22, 2016 | Maggie Gallagher
    In the last few days we’ve entered into a new phase in the campaign: Paul Manafort, the designated grownup in the Trump palace, has embarked on persuading Donald Trump to stop his degrading Twitter rants, and on persuading the RNC to learn to love its new, likely, master. “That’s what’s important for you to understand,” Manafort told the RNC. “That he gets it, and that the part he’s playing is evolving.” Seen in this light, it is not clear that Trump’s decision to disappoint the pro-life movement by abandoning the strong party-platform language that pro-life advocates have worked for years...
  • What Trump People Don't Get

    04/21/2016 6:47:54 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 138 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | April 21, 2013 | Michael Reagan
    Trump people kill me. They've been whining for weeks about how the Republican Party primary system works. They say it's rigged because their hero is pulling in the most votes and the most delegates but still might not win the nomination. They say it's all very simple: Trump's getting the most votes and therefore it's only fair that the person with the most votes from the people should win the nomination. As I tweeted earlier this week, if that's the way Trump's followers think, then they should all be supporters of Al Gore. In the 2000 election Gore got 540,000...
  • Nothing Changed Yesterday—And Trump Is Still Not on the Path to Nomination

    04/21/2016 8:20:11 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 124 replies
    National Review ^ | 04/20/2016 | Jeremy Carl
    Before we begin debunking, let’s start with the obvious: It was undoubtedly a good night for Trump and unsurprisingly so, as NR’s Henry Olsen predicted on election eve. Trump looks to have taken 90 delegates and 60 percent of the vote, somewhat better than projections, although most election-eve forecasts had him taking at least 85 or so of New York’s 95 delegates (Olsen had him pegged for 87). But despite his victory, Trump got only a very modest bump from New York last night. And despite the breathless TV and print commentary from our New York–centered media, he still faces...
  • The Republican Race Becomes The People vs. The Delegates

    04/20/2016 9:44:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    PJ Media ^ | April 19, 2016 | Roger L. Simon
    Now that Donald Trump has won his big victory in the New York primary, the crucial conflict on the Republican side is The People versus The Delegates. (On the Democratic side, that's not a problem. The Delegates won long ago.) Trump has been in the middle of this debate -- isn't he always -- taking the position that The People have primacy over The Delegates (or party elites). In New York at least, the people seem to agree with him. About seventy percent of the state's Republican voters, in an exit poll, said that the candidate with the most votes...
  • Donald Trump’s Golf Resort Gone Awry: Real Sports (HBO)

    04/20/2016 10:27:55 AM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 19 replies
    HBO SPORTS ^ | 4/20/16 | Bernie Goldberg
    Watch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B-gb2Fnhz5o
  • Media Will Obsess About Trump’s Victory In NY, But Cruz Owned The Night With His Speech In Philly

    04/19/2016 10:34:19 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 192 replies
    The Louisiana Hayride ^ | April 19, 2016 | Scott McKay, publisher
    It wasn’t a good night for Ted Cruz, who finished third in New York amid a landslide for Donald Trump in his home state. There was some talk, which turned out to be more hopeful than realistic, that because of the fact New York was a closed primary with registration rules so restrictive that you had to be registered as a Republican back in October of last year in order to vote in it the circumstances would serve to hold down his vote – perhaps even keep him under 50 percent. That didn’t happen; with 70 percent of the vote...
  • Trump's Anti-GOP Complaints Are Big News, While Threats to Anti-Trump GOPers Are Ignored

    04/19/2016 10:17:32 PM PDT · by TBP · 29 replies
    News Busters ^ | April 15, 2016 | Rich Noyes
    On April 13, ABC’s World News Tonight correspondent Tom Llamas devoted most of that night’s report to chilling death threats against the Colorado state Republican party chairman, angered at how Donald Trump failed to win any delegates at the weekend party convention. Besides that one report, and two minor mentions (one on ABC’s Good Morning America and on Thursday’s CBS Evening News), that’s all the broadcast news attention given to reports of actual death threats in this increasingly nasty presidential race: 110 seconds in total, not a moment of which was on NBC. But since the Colorado convention through Thursday...
  • Trump 1991: Reagan's Tax Reform A 'Catastrophe,' U.S. Is Like The Soviet Union

    04/19/2016 5:55:43 PM PDT · by KansasGirl · 46 replies
    Dailywire ^ | 4/11/16 | Hank Berrien
    If you think the Trump campaign is full of amateurs, you are correct. Donald Trump’s social media director Dan Scavino, eager to prove that his boss was an expert on tax reform, posted a link to an appearance Trump made in 1991 before the House Budget Committee: There’s one problem: in his testimony, not only did Trump bash Ronald Reagan’s Tax Reform Act of 1986, calling it a catastrophe and saying income taxes should be raised to increase investment in real estate, but Trump actually compared the United States to the Soviet Union. Why, you’d almost think Trump is a...
  • VANITY, eh? - Question about historical precedent and NBC (NOT the Commie TV network)

    04/19/2016 7:51:15 AM PDT · by OKSooner · 40 replies
    Vain vanity ^ | 4-19-2016 | Vanity
    Winston Churchill was English. He was English because he was born there to an English father, just as being born in say, Canada, to a Canadian parent, mother or father, would make one Canadian. Winston Churchill's mother was American, right? And after the war, because of his leadership, he was the first person granted by Congress the title of "Honorary American Citizen", or something to that effect. Right? Why was that necessary? Why wasn't Winston Churchill already considered a Natural Born Citizen of the US? His mom was American, wasn't she? Instead of being granted Honorary Citizenship, why wasn't he...
  • This Incredibly Creepy Mattress Tells You When Sex Is Happening (WiFi/Internet pings your phone)

    04/18/2016 5:32:54 PM PDT · by dayglored · 37 replies
    Gizmodo ^ | Apr 17, 2016 | Chris Mills
    Apparently, we’re in the middle of a “global infidelity crisis,” a crisis that can only be solved by a smart mattress that pings your phone when it’s being used for sex. Wait, what? Smarttress is a real-looking product from Spanish company Durmet, which claims to use ultrasonic sensors to detect when two people are going at it on a bed. It then pings your phone to inform you of this fact. I’m still partly convinced that this is a late April Fool’s, but working on the terrifying assumption that it’s not, let’s look at this idea on its merits. On...
  • Women Really, Really Dislike Trump: Take Note, Republicans

    04/18/2016 3:20:53 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 169 replies
    National Review ^ | April 18, 2016 | Abby McCloskey
    ... Trump recently tweeted, “Nobody has more respect for women than Donald Trump!” This is hard to believe. More than 3 million people have seen the anti-Trump ad in which women repeat real quotes about women from Donald Trump, such as “bimbo” and “fat pig.” Trump described Megyn Kelly as having “blood coming out of her wherever” and mocked Carly Fiorina’s appearance by saying, “Look at that face.” He tweeted a picture of Melania Trump next to Heidi Cruz, as if potential first ladies are contestants in a Miss Universe pageant. And when asked whether women should be punished in...
  • I said I wouldn’t back Donald Trump at the GOP convention. Then the threats began.

    04/17/2016 3:37:21 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 52 replies
    The Washington Post's PostEverything ^ | April 15, 2016 | Craig Dunn, Chairman, Howard County Republican Party
    The first email I opened had the subject line, “Trump Bull****.” The message was pretty simple: “You sorry mother******! I hope the worst for you and yours!” The next email had the unambiguous subject line, “Traitor of the people and what was the Conservative party/now the conjoined twin of the Progressive left.” This missive carried a religious message: “God calls me to pray for my enemies and you are my enemy. Your thinking causes you to be a traitor to the citizenry. Imagine the disgrace U R.” What was the heinous offense that I committed that made me, according to...
  • UnSkewed GOP Delegate Count Reveals Ted Cruz Lead

    04/16/2016 11:16:37 AM PDT · by grumpa · 118 replies
    Right News Now ^ | April 14, 2016 | Dean Chambers
    The GOP delegate race between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz is far closer and more competitive than most of the mainstream media is reporting. As a result, and in an effort to get a more accurate view of where this race stands, comes this effort to update the picture with the more accurate reflection of where the GOP stands in the delegate count. The current delegate count reported by Real Clear Politics will be the starting point, with the specific changes not reported there, reported here instead. The current numbers reported there are 755 delegates for Donald Trump, and 545...
  • Jonah Goldberg: No, I Will Never ‘Come Around’ to Supporting Trump

    04/16/2016 11:01:21 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 144 replies
    National Review ^ | April 16, 2016 | Jonah Goldberg
    ... It looks like the Trump body snatching virus I wrote about last month is spreading again. For a moment, after Wisconsin, it seemed like it might be going into remission. Nope, it’s actually spiking. Last night the New York Post endorsed Donald Trump. After I criticized the editorial on Twitter, a Trump supporter tweeted at me “No Goldberg, you are wrong. Support the front runner and stop trying to burn the party. Unite it.” ... On the drive in to my office this morning, I heard Hillsdale College president Larry Arnn, one of the wisest and gentlest souls I’ve...
  • Yes, Trump May Get Under 50% in NY

    04/15/2016 7:52:36 PM PDT · by writer33 · 62 replies
    Conservative Review ^ | 04/15/16 | Robert Eno
    The conventional wisdom is that Donald Trump will win the New York primary with well over 50 percent and win nearly all of the Empire State’s 95 delegates this upcoming Tuesday. While this is certainly a possibility, there is also a chance, and not a far-fetched one that Trump will finish with under 50 percent of the vote. If that happens, it will signal a seismic shift in the race for the Republican nomination. A look at recent polling makes it seem almost certain that Trump will finish with over 50 percent of the vote. The current New York Real...
  • Republicans Hate These 7 Things About Democrats. The Trump Campaign Is All Of Them.

    04/15/2016 4:59:36 PM PDT · by MAD-AS-HELL · 102 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | 04/15/2016 | Ben Shapiro
    When conservatives think about what they most hate about the left, several factors come to mind: their racist appeals, their whining social justice warrior nonsense, their distinct willingness to attack conservative women, their consistent stream of lies, their perversion of buzzwords.
  • Donald Trump’s Insincere Process Arguments

    04/15/2016 7:06:37 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 44 replies
    National Review ^ | April 15, 2016 | Michael Barone
    ‘Gestapo tactics.” That’s how Donald Trump’s recently installed campaign manager, Paul Manafort, characterized the Ted Cruz campaign’s successful effort to win all 34 of Colorado’s pledged national-convention delegates at the long-scheduled Republican congressional-district and state conventions. “Today winning votes doesn’t mean anything,” Trump complained. “It’s a corrupt deal going on in this country and it’s not fair to you people.” Such complaints typically come from people who are not, in one of Trump’s favorite words, “winners.” Trump conspicuously refrains from complaining about the fact that, even though he has won just 37 percent of the votes cast in Republican primaries...
  • 2016: The Year the Americans Found out Our Elections Are Rigged

    04/14/2016 5:36:44 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    The Anti Media ^ | 4/12/2016 | Nick Bernabe
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