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  • CNN Has Jumped the Shark

    01/19/2018 10:33:49 PM PST · by lowbuck · 17 replies
    Townhall ^ | 20 January 2018 | Jeff Crouere
    Every day it is becoming clearer that CNN, the once proud ratings giant and unquestioned cable network news leader, has abandoned objective journalism to cultivate obsessive hatred for President Donald Trump. It has “jumped the shark,” meaning that a once distinguished broadcaster has become absurd. The original definition referred to the fifth season premiere episode of the hit TV show Happy Days, in which the main character, Fonzie, literally jumped over a shark while water skiing with his signature leather jacket. It is also a perfect reference to a broadcast network like CNN that has diminished greatly in quality and...
  • Course uses 'Pyramid of White Supremacy' to teach diversity

    01/19/2018 8:41:21 PM PST · by Bikkuri · 28 replies
    Campus Reform ^ | Jan 17, 2018 | Kassy Dillon
    A course at Salisbury University in Maryland is using a “Pyramid of White Supremacy” to help teach students about diversity and “cultural competence.” “Avoiding confrontation with racist family members” and “remaining apolitical” make up the base, which is deemed critical for more egregious things like mass killings and genocide.
  • Twitter Sends Users Creepy ‘Big Brother’ Email Regarding Secret ‘Russian Influence’ Online

    01/19/2018 7:12:54 PM PST · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 1/19/18 | Cristina Laila
    On Friday, Twitter sent out an email to Twitter users regarding the so-called ‘Russian influence campaigns’ that took place on the social media platform during the 2016 presidential election. The subject line of the email from Twitter read, “Information Regarding Russian Influence Campaigns on Twitter”. The Gateway Pundit’s Associate Editor Cristina Laila received this email from Twitter on Friday.The email informed users that Twitter is actively working to understand ‘Russian-linked activities’ on the platform that took place during the 2016 presidential election. Twitter claims they have identified and suspended a ‘number of accounts that were potentially connected to propaganda efforts...
  • After 53 years burning rubber, drag racing ends at Raceway Park

    01/19/2018 6:45:14 PM PST · by Impala64ssa · 30 replies
    NJ.com ^ | Steve Strunsky
    Drivers, turn off your engines. After more than half a century of burning rubber, Raceway Park will no longer hold drag races, officials said. With the rising cost of fuel, tires, insurance and other
  • Defense Secretary Mattis: Government Shutdown Will Have a ‘Terrible Impact’ on Troops

    01/19/2018 6:27:17 PM PST · by huldah1776 · 23 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 19, 2018 | Kristina Wong
    Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday morning that a government shutdown would have a “terrible impact” on military operations. “Our maintenance activities will probably pretty much shut down. We will not be able to induct any more of our gear that need maintenance,” he said Friday morning at the Johns Hopkins University, where he was unveiling the National Defense Strategy. The government is barreling towards a shutdown at 11:59 p.m. Friday night, with the Senate unable to pass a 2018 spending bill or a stop-gap measure to keep the government running. At issue is immigration reform. Democrats have refused to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Tunes For Our Troops! ~ 20 January 2018

    01/19/2018 5:59:44 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 163 replies
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  • Dems Want Schumer Shutdown to Distract from Trump Economy

    01/19/2018 5:20:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I’m just gonna be honest here. I have had to work real hard today, folks, to not be bored by all of this shutdown jazz because we’ve all been here. We’ve been here since 1995 and we’re going through the same damn routine. There is not a single thing different here from the Democrat side. The only thing different is we finally have a Republican Party pushing back. But other than that, it’s the same old, same old. And I almost decided, you know what? To hell with this today. I am not gonna get sidetracked and sucked into...
  • Tom Petty's Autopsy: Singer Died From Massive Accidental Drug Overdose

    01/19/2018 4:56:40 PM PST · by Wolfie · 107 replies
    TMZ ^ | Jan. 19, 2018
    Tom Petty's Autopsy: Singer Died From Massive Accidental Drug Overdose Tom Petty's autopsy results are in, and they show the singer died from an accidental drug overdose as a result of taking a variety of medications. The L.A. County Coroner says a number of Tom's organs failed due to "mixed drug toxicity." Tom's autopsy report shows the singer was on several pain meds, including Fentanyl patches, oxycodone (Oxycontin), temazepam (Restoril), alprazolam (Xanax), citalopram (Celexa), acetyl fentanyl and despropionyl fentanyl. The reason doctors prescribed the meds was because of a number of medical problems, including emphysema, knee problems and a fractured...
  • Family: Tom Petty died of accidental drug overdose

    01/19/2018 4:56:07 PM PST · by Mariner · 54 replies
    AP via The Sacramento Bee ^ | January 19th, 2018 | Unattributed
    NEW YORK - Tom Petty's family says his death last year was due to an accidental drug overdose. His wife and daughter released the results of Petty's autopsy via a statement on his Facebook page Friday night. Dana and Adria Petty say they got the results from the coroner's office earlier in the day that the overdose was caused due to a variety of medications. The statement was posted moments before the Los Angeles coroner's office issued its official findings, which confirmed that Petty had a variety of medications, including fentanyl and oxycodone in his system. They say Petty suffered...
  • CNN to Dems: Why Did You Vote to Shut Down the Government?

    01/19/2018 4:09:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Democrats insist they don't want the government to shut down this weekend, but their votes don't back up their claims. On Thursday, the House passed a short term spending bill to keep the government funded. Only five Democrats voted yes. It needs 60 votes to pass the Senate, but plenty of Democratic senators have indicated they'll vote against any measure that simply "kicks the can down the road."CNN anchors - yes CNN - are calling them out on their hypocrisy.Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) was pressed about why he voted against the measure. He says he voted against a continuing resolution,...
  • WaPo Columnist: Is Trump's Doctor Okay?

    01/19/2018 3:49:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Well, weÂ’re back to this again. Like many in the liberal news media, The Washington Post had their doubters about President Donald TrumpÂ’s medical report. The president is in excellent health: good heart rate, blood pressure, and cognitive function. There was a sigh among the press corps, who so desperately seemed to want to hear that the president was a cheeseburger away from a heart attack, had memory issues, or something else was wrong with him to paint a narrative that he was an unstable mess. Were they hoping for AIDS, Hepatitis C, necrotizing fasciitis, or anything to further denigrate...
  • Nearly 200 Dems Vote Against Bill to Protect Babies Who Survive Abortions

    01/19/2018 2:53:25 PM PST · by Kaslin · 54 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    Friday marks the 45th March for Life in Washington, D.C. Tens of thousands of pro-life activists have arrived in the nation's capital to defend the rights of unborn children. What better day to pass a piece of legislation that protects those precious lives. PASSED: The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act. All life is worthy of our protection, and as representatives of the people, it is our responsibility to make sure our laws reflect that. pic.twitter.com/kQtuMg2Esm— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) January 19, 2018 The Born-Alive Abortion Survivors Protection Act passed by a vote of 241-183. Many would agree that it's not only...
  • Here's Who Voters Are More Likely to Blame if Gov't Shuts Down

    01/19/2018 2:30:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | Leah Barkoukis
    Voters have weighed in ahead of the looming government shutdown on who they will hold more responsible should lawmakers fail to pass a short-term funding bill.According to a new Washington Post/ABC News poll, 48 percent of respondents said President Trump and the Republican Party would be to blame, compared to 28 percent who said Democrats would be responsible.Eighteen percent of voters said both parties would be to blame.Among independents, 46 percent pointed fingers at the GOP and President Trump, while 25 percent said Democrats would be to blame.Congress must pass a funding bill by midnight on Friday to avoid a...
  • 'White Privilege' and the Great Stink of 1858

    01/19/2018 2:24:27 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/19/18 | James Lewis
    Among the roster of white privileges is the ability not to step in other people's poop too often in public, or to ingest it with our food and drink and pass it on to our children and friends, who could actually sicken and die from some strains of E. coli. Public sanitation as we know it today was invented in Great Britain and France shortly before 1900, with the United States quickly following suit to separate fresh water from disease-carrying offal in places like New York City, where you can still see the first sanitation plant built about a century...
  • Feinstein: People Will Die if Government Shuts Down But I Might Vote to Shut It Down Anyway

    01/19/2018 2:13:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday Democrats admitted their goal is to shut down the government in an effort to use the move against Republicans for the 2018-midterm elections. JUST IN: Democrats have enough votes to block the spending bill in the Senate and prevent Republicans from keeping the government up and running, senior Democratic aide tells @NBCNews— NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) January 18, 2018 Democratic Senator Dianne Feinstein issued a dire warning Thursday evening that a government shutdown will lead to people dying (not true) and other terrible things. "Shutting down the government is a very serious thing. People die, accidents happen. You don't know. Necessary...
  • Reminder: During a Government Shutdown, Military Members Don't Get Paid But Politicians Do

    01/19/2018 1:52:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    Democrats on Capitol Hill continue to put the needs of illegal immigrants over Americans Friday afternoon as the likelihood of a government shutdown increases by the hour. During an emergency White House briefing Friday morning, Budget Director Mick Mulvaney explained what will happen if Democrats don't agree to a deal by midnight. "The military will still go to work.  They will not get paid.  The border will still be patrolled.  They will not get paid.  Folks will still be fighting the fires out West.  They will not get paid.  The parks will be open.  People won't get paid," Mulvaney said. "Parks will...
  • Anderson Cooper Tells Conan Haiti Is ‘Among The Richest Countries I’ve Ever Been To’

    01/19/2018 1:40:49 PM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 73 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | January 19, 2018 | By Ron Dicker
    CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Thursday gave Conan O’Brien a glowing review of Haiti before the talk show host’s trip there. In a chat on “Conan,” Cooper declared the Caribbean nation “among the richest countries I’ve ever been to.” O’Brien announced he was visiting Haiti for a “Conan Without Borders” episode to get in President Donald Trump’s face for reportedly calling Haiti a “s-hole” during a White House meeting on immigration policy. “It’s the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, but a country can be poor economically and rich in culture and rich in the strength of the people and rich...
  • WATCH: CNN Stunned By What Democratic Ohio Voters Think About Trump

    01/19/2018 1:11:53 PM PST · by aquila48 · 42 replies
    Political Forum ^ | January 18, 2018 | Ben Callen
    CNN’s Martin Savage interviewed a diverse group of Democratic voters from Ohio on Wednesday who all praised President Donald Trump for the things he has done during his first year in office. The group of Democratic voters, who had all crossed over to vote for Trump during the 2016 election, agreed in their assessments of the president and on the importance of his key agenda goals, like ending illegal immigration. When asked how they thought he was performing, the group replied, "Fantastic," "Phenomenal," "Better than I ever would have dreamt," and "He's doing wonderful, he's staying on task." The panel...
  • GRAPHIC — Mexican Cartel Cuts Out Living Victim’s Heart near Acapulco [Very Graphic NSFW]

    01/19/2018 1:04:26 PM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 19, 2018. | Cartel Chronicles
    A group of cartel gunmen fighting for control of a Mexican coastal state cut out the heart of one of their living victims while another was beheaded. The violence took place not far from the beach resort cities of Acapulco and Ixtapa Zihuatanejo, Guerrero.
  • Comey to Co-Teach William & Mary Course on ‘Ethical Leadership’

    01/19/2018 1:00:48 PM PST · by MarvinStinson · 42 replies
    freebeacon ^ | January 19, 2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    Former FBI Director James Comey will teach a course on ethical leadership for his alma mater, the College of William & Mary, beginning in the fall 2018 semester. "Jim Comey is among William & Mary’s most distinguished alumni," school President Taylor Reveley said. "He understands to the core of his being that our leaders must have an abiding commitment to ethical behavior and sacrificial service if we are to have good government. Our students will benefit significantly from his experience and wisdom." Comey graduated from William & Mary in 1982 with a double major in chemistry and religion. He said...