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  • President Donald J. Trump Proclaims Thursday, November 23, 2017, as a National Day of Thanksgiving

    11/23/2017 8:53:32 AM PST · by Mechanicos · 3 replies
    The White House ^ | November 17, 2017 | Donald J Trump
    On Thanksgiving Day, as we have for nearly four centuries, Americans give thanks to Almighty God for our abundant blessings. We gather with the people we love to show gratitude for our freedom, for our friends and families, and for the prosperous Nation we call home.
  • Thanksgiving in the military brings us together -- as it should for all of America

    11/23/2017 8:16:48 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 3 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 23, 2017 | By Jeremy Hunt
    In the Army, where I have the privilege of serving, there’s an unspoken rule that no service member celebrates Thanksgiving alone. If word gets out that a soldier doesn’t have a place to go for the holiday, other soldiers will invite him or her to share a meal and celebrate. Our creed to never leave a fallen comrade isn’t just meant for times of war; it’s a way of life. All soldiers are reminded that they are members of a tight-knit community – a bond that’s becoming increasingly rare in today’s society. While it’s nearly impossible to duplicate the closeness...
  • Facebook says they will let its users know if they liked Russian-linked election propaganda

    11/23/2017 7:17:25 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    ABC "News" ^ | November 22, 2017 | by Andrea Miller
    Facebook announced they are making a portal that will allow users to find out if they liked pages or followed Instagram accounts made by the Internet Research Agency, the Russian internet company that was outed as a troll farm after the 2016 election. The portal will provide a database of those potential pages and accounts that would have been liked or followed between January 2015 and August 2017, before and after the 2016 election. “This is part of our ongoing effort to protect our platforms and the people who use them from bad actors who try to undermine our democracy,”...
  • WHY THE LEFT HATES THANKSGIVING (Best article I've read in some time.)

    11/23/2017 7:06:32 AM PST · by servo1969 · 44 replies ^ | 11-23-2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Senator Schumer wants to argue about tax reform at Thanksgiving dinner. And he has a handy chart for lefties to take along and wave at their more conservative relatives while screeching about the 1 percent. In an article titled, “The Case for Ruining Thanksgiving,” GQ Magazine urges its readers to punish their parents who voted for Trump by staying away, insulting them or ranting about police brutality. The Scientific American wants readers to push Global Warming over mashed potatoes. The organizers of the Women’s March want you to accuse your uncle of having “white privilege.” Desperate lefties can text Standing...
  • Atheist group files lawsuit over ‘unconstitutional’ pet blessings at animal shelter

    11/23/2017 4:57:08 AM PST · by markomalley · 38 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11/23/17 | Douglas Ernst
    A New Jersey animal shelter’s annual pet blessings has prompted a federal lawsuit by a group called American Atheists Inc. of Cranford. The Bergen County Animal Shelter is accused of violating the First and 14th amendments of the U.S. Constitution over two events held in 2016 and 2017. Each event featured a member of the Franciscan Order of the Divine Mercy in North Arlington. Plaintiffs say that animal blessings at the facility are tantamount to an endorsement of religion. They seek an injunction to stop the annual event, and legal fees.
  • What the first Thanksgiving can teach us about adjusting to climate shock

    11/23/2017 4:48:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 13 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 22, 2017 | by Sam White
    The Pilgrims gave thanks for a change in weather, but didn’t thrive until they changed, too. Every American schoolchild learns a version of the first Thanksgiving, a story half-legend and half-history: After the Pilgrims spent a freezing first winter in Plymouth, friendly Native Americans helped them learn to harvest the bounty of their new country the next year. The story gets more interesting when we look at the first mention of an actual “thanksgiving” at Plymouth. Less than two years after that 1621 feast, the colony faced drought and famine. Advances in paleoclimatology, the science of reconstructing past climates from...
  • Debt and Taxes and Perdition

    11/22/2017 11:28:17 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies ^ | Nov 23, 2017 | Andrew Napolitano
    Should the government borrow against the future? Should it guarantee higher taxes for your children and grandchildren in return for lower taxes for you? If government's moral legitimacy depends on the consent of the governed, as Thomas Jefferson argued in the Declaration of Independence, can the federal government morally compel those who haven't consented to its financial profligacy -- because they are not yet born -- to pay higher taxes? These questions are at the base of the debate -- such as it is -- in Congress these days over the so-called Republican tax reform plan. But you will not...
  • Can Trump-Haters Be Thankful for Him?

    11/22/2017 10:37:47 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies ^ | Nov 23, 2017 | Cal Thomas
    Any other Republican president but Donald Trump might expect to get at least some credit for the mostly positive direction in which the country is headed. Unfortunately, the Trump-haters prefer to focus on his, shall I say, unusual personality, rather than results. So let's put personality aside and consider what has happened in his first ten months in office. The liberal Los Angeles Times reported on a focus group conducted by Democratic pollster Peter Hart. Of those polled, Trump supporters and those who voted for Hillary Clinton expressed disappointment about the president's behavior but gave him positive marks on the...
  • The Democratic Party Is Dead

    11/22/2017 10:18:18 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 49 replies ^ | Nov 23, 2017 | Laura Hollis
    For years, we have been hearing that the Republican Party was on the ropes: when Bill Clinton won in 1992 and 1996; when Barack Obama won in 2008 and 2012; when the tea party launched in 2009; when Texas Senator Ted Cruz and company shut down the federal government for a few days in 2013. (Remember when we were told that voters were going to "punish" Republicans in 2014? Yeah, that was right before they handed the GOP control of the House and Senate.) When Donald Trump roared into the primaries in 2015 and knocked out his more -- shall...
  • Seven Things Conservatives Should Be Thankful For

    11/22/2017 9:18:03 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 7 replies ^ | Nov 23, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    If you listen to the nattering nabobs of social media negativity, and you shouldn’t, you might get the false impression that our dreams of a conservative future are imploding. You would be wrong. There is a lot for conservatives to be thankful for, and we’re winning. To paraphrase noted tax reform advocate Wesley Snipes in Passenger 57, always bet on red. No. 1: Be Thankful That Hillary Is Not Our President. Every day, it is a joy to awaken, unlike Hillary Clinton, without a hangover. Oh yes, and also to awaken knowing that Felonia von Pantsuit is not, and will...
  • Things I'd Like To Be Thankful For Someday

    11/22/2017 9:14:24 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 16 replies
    newsmax ^ | Nov 22, 2017 | Michael Reagan
    Thanksgiving's the day we Americans are all supposed to give thanks and show appreciation for all the good people and things we have. I'll do that — and like most Americans I have a lot to be thankful for. But first, here are some political and personal things I'd like to have the chance to be thankful for someday but now can't. I'll give thanks . . . . . . when the president quits taking everything so personally. . . . when CNN and MSNBC report all the news. . . . When the mainstream media finally announces that...
  • This Thanksgiving, I’m grateful Hillary Clinton is not president

    11/22/2017 9:09:58 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | November 22, 2017 | Marc A. Thiessen
    This Thanksgiving, I am grateful for many things — but when it comes to politics, I am especially thankful that Hillary Clinton is not sitting in the Oval Office. I am thankful that Neil M. Gorsuch is on the Supreme Court and that President Trump has secured a conservative majority that will protect human life, religious liberty, the Second Amendment and limited government. I am also thankful the president is moving at record pace to fill the federal appeals courts with young conservative judges. While the Supreme Court only hears about 80 cases a year, the federal appeals courts get...
  • With a President Hillary, Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey and Charlie Rose Would Still be Groping

    11/22/2017 7:49:31 PM PST · by Titus-Maximus · 21 replies
    Vanity | 11/22/2017 | Titus-Maximus
    With all the naysayers saying Trump has done nothing it is obvious his victory is causing the DNC, Media and Hollywood swamps to be drained. The Sexual Inquisition, unlike anything since the Red Scare in the 50’s has destroyed dozens of stellar careers overnight in a runaway nuclear reaction. Congress is feeling the fallout and there is a huge unseen toxic well of hidden crimes and abuses about to be exposed, and Trump voters could not be happier. But how did Trump do this? Not willingly, but his victory made this possible and allowed even left wing journalists to safely...
  • Exclusive: Roy Moore rebounds in polls as accusations are discredited

    11/22/2017 7:25:25 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 35 replies
    Alabama’s special U.S. Senate election is less than one month away and a new poll shows Republican nominee Roy Moore holding a solid lead over his Democratic opponent Doug Jones. In a poll conducted by Sky Research on Tuesday Nov. 21 among registered Alabama voters, the results show Moore with 46.7 percent support to Jones’ 39.6 percent. 13.7 percent of voters polled remain undecided. With a margin of error of 3.1 percent, Moore maintains significant lead over Jones, but the undecided voters could swing the election either way. When asked “Do you consider your political views to be more in...
  • Pitts: Time to cancel Thanksgiving? We seem to hate one another

    11/22/2017 12:45:14 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 83 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | November 22, 2017 | By Leonard Pitts Jr
    So maybe we should just cancel Thanksgiving this year? It’s probably an attractive idea to many of those now traveling over the river and through the woods for turkey, cranberry sauce and political arguments that promise more angst than a flat tire in a thunderstorm. It grows increasingly clear that the problem in America just now isn’t that we disagree with one another. It is, rather, that we hate one another. You may think that an overstatement, but the word is used advisedly. Take the case of GOP senatorial candidate Roy Moore as an example. As you surely know, some...
  • Give thanks: You’re better off than a billionaire

    11/22/2017 11:19:01 AM PST · by VegasVictor · 41 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | November 22, 2017 | Victor Joecks
    Looking for something to be thankful for? Try this. You have it better than billionaire John Rockefeller (1839-1937) ever did. Rockefeller founded the Standard Oil Co. and became one of the richest men in American history. When he died, he had a fortune worth around $1.4 billion, or $25 billion in today’s dollars. He had more money. You have better stuff. How many lights did you turn on today? Thomas Edison didn’t patent the incandescent light bulb until Rockefeller was in his 40s. There wasn’t an electrical grid, so small generators powered the first light bulbs. Today, electricity is an...
  • Trump's judicial picks: 'The goal is to end the progressive state'

    11/22/2017 10:25:02 AM PST · by cotton1706 · 34 replies ^ | 11/22/17 | Jamiles Lartey
    “I think the goal is to end the progressive state as we know it,” said Baher Azmy, Legal Director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, a progressive-leaning legal advocacy group.
  • Obama Donor Judge: No Sanctuary for American Victims

    11/22/2017 9:21:35 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    American ^ | November 22, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    The Constitution and the laws passed by Congress define one person who determines and executes U.S. immigration policy and U.S. District Judge William Orrick is not it. Yet Judge Orrick is once again opposing the expressed will of the American people through their elected representatives by issuing a permanent ban on President Trump’s executive order defunding sanctuary cities: A federal judge in California has blocked President Trump’s executive order to cut funding from sanctuary cities that don’t cooperate with U.S. immigration officials. U.S. District Court Judge William Orrick issued the ruling Monday in lawsuits brought by San Francisco and Santa...
  • John Ward: Climate change inaction betrays Constitution’s goals

    11/22/2017 8:00:38 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 33 replies
    The Gainsville Sun ^ | November 23, 2017 | by John Ward
    The U.S. Constitution lists six goals. The intent to form a more perfect union is undermined by our current political divisiveness. The other five are crippled by our failure to address global warming: 1. Establish justice: Ethnic minorities and the poor suffer most from pollution caused by mining, refining and burning carbon fuels, and are most hurt by global warming they increasingly cause. 2. Ensure domestic tranquility: Multiple studies show that heat increases violence by both individuals and quarreling groups. 3. Provide for the common defense: As early as 2003, the military recognized the dangers climate change poses to world...
  • Censoring Climate Change

    11/22/2017 7:52:53 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The New York Times ^ | November 22, 2017 | By TOLY RINBERG and ANDREW BERGMAN
    The Trump administration is making it harder to find government information about climate change on the web. If you searched Google for the words “climate change” a little over six months ago, one of the first hits would have been the Environmental Protection Agency’s website. But that was before April 28, when the agency began systematically dismantling its climate change website, which had survived Democratic and Republican administrations and was a leading source of information on a global problem that the president, as a candidate, labeled “a hoax.” If you search those words today, a link to the E.P.A. site...