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  • Democrats Willing to Throw Endless Number of Liberal Men Overboard to Get Trump

    12/12/2017 11:38:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush ^ | December 12, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Man, oh, man, what a strategy the Democrats seem to have assembled here, folks. I mean, it looks like they’re willing to throw an endless number of people overboard on the sexual harassment stuff just to get Trump and Roy Moore. It’s kind of breathtaking to behold this. Greetings. Great to have you. Rush Limbaugh at 800-282-2882, if you want to be on the program. The email address, There are more sexual harassment revelations today. The NFL Network and three players, including Marshall Faulk and Ike Taylor. Ike Taylor, number 24, cornerback for the Steelers, former. And Marshall...
  • Inmates to Turn Guns from Buyback Program Into Gardening Tools

    12/12/2017 11:30:30 AM PST · by Puppage · 15 replies
    The New Haven Police Department will be buying back guns Saturday and those guns will be transformed into gardening tools, with help from inmates, and provided to schools to harvest vegetables. Once people turn guns in for gift cards, officers will destroy those guns “under the tutelage of a local and renowned sculptor,” Gar Waterman, police said. Volunteer members of Connecticut’s prison inmate population will receive the destroyed weapons and Warden Jose Feliciano and staff from the Connecticut Department of Corrections will oversee them as inmates forge the pieces into gardening tools. Some of the tools will then be donated...
  • #MeToo: From Salem to Now

    12/12/2017 11:07:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American ^ | December 12, 2017 | William Sullivan
    Recognizing the problems inherent in the hysteria surrounding the #MeToo campaign, which the media and politicians are heralding as a pivotal moment in our culture, should not require a difficult intellectual exercise. It was once conventional wisdom gleaned from history. But given that modern media narratives serve more to reshape history than to appropriately understand and learn from it, perhaps a brief history discussion is in order. All you have to do is remember the first famous #MeToo campaign to take place in the Americas. Salem Village, 1692. Young girls, caught up in the frenzied hysteria of rampant devilry and...
  • AAUP Assaults Science, National Security & Academic Freedom

    12/12/2017 9:56:22 AM PST · by Academiadotorg · 7 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | December 12, 2017 | Malcolm A. Kline
    The American Association of University Professors (AAUP) has issued a report on "National Security, the Assault on Science, and Academic Freedom" that might leave readers who have studied such matters scratching their heads. "The Trump administration's alarming hostility to science has exacerbated already troubling threats to academic freedom in the physical and natural sciences in two different areas," the AAUP states. "In the area of international scientific exchange, Chinese or Chinese American scientists have been targeted and charged with espionage." "The second area, the field of climate science, has been subjected to vicious attempts to discredit its validity, which have...
  • GOP outreach to Hispanics is paying off in Las Vegas

    12/12/2017 9:49:23 AM PST · by 198ml · 14 replies
    Las Vegas Review-Journal ^ | 12/12/17 | Jesus Marquez
    The Republican Party is working diligently to support Hispanics who are eager to become civically engaged leaders in their communities. Last month, I led a Republican Leadership Initiative event in Las Vegas to teach local activists how to mobilize their communities around issues that affect them. The training — tailored to a Spanish-speaking audience — was an opportunity to share our conservative message as we work to earn the widespread support of people from all backgrounds, nationwide. To win elections in 2018 and beyond, we must ensure that Americans know that our values of limited government and economic freedom are...
  • Houston 18-year-old arrested on charges of trying to aid IS

    12/12/2017 9:42:15 AM PST · by bgill · 6 replies
    cbsaustin ^ | Dec. 12, 2017 | AP
    A Houston 18-year-old has been arrested and charged with illegally distributing explosive-making information and attempting to support the Islamic State organization. The U.S. Justice Department said Monday that Kaan Sercan Damlarkaya, a U.S. citizen, was arrested on Dec. 8 following an undercover FBI operation. A statement says Damlarkaya said he intended to travel overseas and fight for IS and said he tried to get to Syria twice. He told agents that he would commit a U.S. attack if efforts to travel overseas failed. It also says Damlarkaya provided to alleged IS supporters a formula for explosive Triacetone Triperoxide and instructions...
  • Washington begins to wake up to China’s ‘influence operations’

    12/12/2017 9:09:08 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 3 replies
    NY Post ^ | Dec 12, 2017 | Josh Rogin
    Washington is waking up to the huge scope and scale of Chinese Communist Party influence operations inside the United States, which permeate American institutions of all kinds. China’s overriding goal is, at the least, to defend its authoritarian system from attack and at most to export it to the world at America’s expense. The foreign-influence campaign is part and parcel of China’s larger campaign for global power, which includes military expansion, foreign direct investment, resource hoarding and influencing international rules and norms. But this part of China’s game plan is the most opaque and least understood. Beijing’s strategy is first...
  • Soros and Schumer-Backed Organizations Are the ‘Dark Money’ Behind AL Shell Group Attacking Moore

    12/12/2017 9:01:35 AM PST · by Cheerio · 10 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Dec 2017 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    FULL TITLE: Report: Soros and Schumer-Backed Organizations Are the ‘Dark Money’ Behind Alabama Shell Group Attacking Roy Moore Politico reported on Monday that the George Soros-funded Priorities USA Action and Sen. Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) Senate Majority PAC are the dark money behind the Alabama shell group that has spent more than $4.1 million to defeat conservative Republican Roy Moore in Tuesday’s Alabama U.S. Senate special election in which he faces liberal Democrat Doug Jones: Highway 31, which has dropped more than $4.1 million in support of Jones and against Roy Moore ahead of Tuesday’s Senate special election, is a joint...
  • Here We Go Again: WaPo Falsely Distorts GOP Tax Plan With Stale 'Giveaway to the Rich' Claim

    12/12/2017 8:59:50 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 5 replies ^ | Dec 12, 2017 | Guy Benson
    Have you heard that the Republican tax reform proposal is a sweetheart deal for "the rich," and doesn't help middle class Americans? Yes, you have. Liberals keep repeating it, and we keep debunking it -- over and over again. These claims largely stem from some combination of (a) ignorance of the facts, (b) a misleading focus on raw dollars versus percentages (of course wealthy taxpayers will receive more relief in terms of sheer dollars, as they shoulder -- by far -- the highest proportional and actual tax burden of any income cohort, and (c) cherry-picked data points from a distant,...
  • Donald Trump Mocks ‘Lightweight’ Kirsten Gillibrand for Demanding Resignation

    12/12/2017 8:02:41 AM PST · by Cheerio · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12 Dec 2017 | Charlie Spiering
    President Donald Trump responded to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s call for his resignation, calling her a “lightweight” and a “total flunky” for Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer. “Lightweight Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, a total flunky for Chuck Schumer and someone who would come to my office “begging” for campaign contributions not so long ago (and would do anything for them), is now in the ring fighting against Trump,” Trump wrote. “Very disloyal to Bill & Crooked-USED!” Sen. Gillibrand called for Trump’s resignation after three women again detailed sexual harassment accusations that they voiced during the 2016 presidential campaign. Trump denounced their accusations...
  • Louie Gohmert: Victory for Roy Moore Represents Another Reprieve for Christians and America

    12/12/2017 7:35:56 AM PST · by x1stcav · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/11/17 | Sean Moran
    Rep. Gohmert said that the Alabama Senate race represents “a battle for the soul of the country.” Bannon asked Gohmert, “Why is the toughest thing he’s been against the Republican establishment?” Gohmert responded, “They would rather be in the minority and go along to get along. They prefer smooth sailing rather than standing up for what’s right.” advertisement The Texas congressman responded, “You know, I know — and, boy, does Roy Moore know — that standing up for what’s right comes at a heavy cost and Roy Moore has really paid it. He’s been through absolute hell.”
  • UNHINGED Mika Brzezinski: Trump ‘Literally Sexually Harassed’ a Woman on Twitter

    12/12/2017 7:19:13 AM PST · by x1stcav · 67 replies
    Politistick ^ | 12/12/17 | Matthew K. Burke
    Hypocritical Democrat Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, who reportedly has 2020 presidential ambitions, even though just last year she stood hand-in-hand with Democrat rapist and serial assaulter of women Bill Clinton, has been the first to call for Trump to “resign” following several unproven accusations against the president. And on Tuesday, Trump, as he is prone to do, hit back on Twitter, accusing Gillibrand of being a “lightweight” and a “total flunky” for Chuck Schumer. Trump wrote that Gillibrand formerly came “begging” him for campaign contributions (“and would do anything for them”).
  • Op-ed: Harvard student publicly confesses to discussing attractiveness of women

    12/12/2017 7:15:30 AM PST · by C19fan · 72 replies
    College Fix ^ | December 12, 2017 | Daniel Payne
    A Harvard student recently made a bold public declaration, admitting that, while at a bar with friends one time, he talked about the attractiveness of the women in his class. Daniel Hanrahan, a master’s student in Public Policy at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, wrote in The Harvard Crimson this week that “the Harvard community is responsible for sexual assault.” Hanrahan notes that, while the men who sexually assault women are ultimately the ones responsible for their crimes, we should also not ignore “the behavior of people not directly involved in sexual assaults.” It is up to bystanders, Hanrahan writes,...
  • The Swamp against the People

    12/12/2017 6:49:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    American ^ | December 12, 2017 | James Lewis
    Anybody who still believes that there is no Deep State in America might recall three major Deep State rebellions against constitutionally elected administrations in recent history. 1. The Stalin period, when communists, both overt and covert, had deeply infiltrated the State Department; the White House; and, most dangerously, the Manhattan Project of DOD, which built the first two nuclear bombs. At that time, the Communist Party of the USA was directly controlled by Stalin's Comintern in Moscow, the international center for worldwide infiltration, sabotage, espionage, and agitation-propaganda aiming to destroy the United States and its allies. Stalin's Comintern was especially...
  • 84 percent of men convicted for grooming gang offenses have an “Asian” background.

    12/12/2017 6:45:51 AM PST · by x1stcav · 21 replies
    Dangerous ^ | 12/10/17 | Ian Miles Cheong
    The term “Asian” is used in the United Kingdom to describe people from India, Pakistan, and other South Asian countries. The term is also sometimes used for Middle Easterners. Grooming gang offenders are mostly of Pakistani (Muslim) originThe Quilliam researchers, both of whom are of Pakistani heritage, first began their study into “grooming gangs” to challenge the perception that Muslims with an Asian heritage are overrepresented in the media. They discovered that 222 of the 264 people convicted for grooming gang-related crimes between the years of 2005 and 2017 are “Asian.” Of the total number of offenders, only 18 of...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand fires back at Trump: 'You cannot silence me'

    12/12/2017 6:43:24 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 91 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 12, 2017 | Anna Giaritelli
    Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., slammed President Trump on Tuesday for the "shame" he has introduced to the White House, and said he can't silence her or other women. "You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office," Gillibrand tweeted Tuesday. You cannot silence me or the millions of women who have gotten off the sidelines to speak out about the unfitness and shame you have brought to the Oval Office.— Kirsten Gillibrand (@SenGillibrand) December 12, 2017 Earlier Tuesday...
  • Taxes on Meat Could Join Carbon and Sugar to Help Limit Emissions [Bloomberg Link Only]

    12/12/2017 6:35:57 AM PST · by C19fan · 39 replies
    Bloomberg [Link in Thread Body] ^ | December 11, 2017 | Emily Chasan
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  • DNC Member: There's 'Less Funny Business' at the RNC

    12/12/2017 6:28:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | December 12, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    The DNC Unity Commission is going about as well as last year's unity tour. Tom Perez took over as Democratic National Committee chair in February and hoped to bring the wings of the party together, hoping to prove that Hillary Clinton supporters and Bernie Sanders supporters can get along. Instead, he was met with boos and heckles by frustrated liberals who believe the DNC rigged the primary for Hillary. That theory got plenty of traction from Donna Brazile's bombshell of a book. Failing to hold a fair election is bad enough, but according to one outspoken Democrat at the DNC...
  • THALES: Curious About Helicopterism? Let Me Explain.

    12/12/2017 5:54:18 AM PST · by x1stcav · 18 replies
    Dangerous ^ | 12/7/17 | Thales
    Helicopterism: the idea that someone who actively attempts to install a tyrannical, murderous ideology in your country is due a free, one-way helicopter ride with a destination somewhere over the Pacific. On my honor, sir, I thought commies could fly. It’s certainly more likely than the notion that Socialism could ever work. One of the great tragedies of history, in this columnist’s opinion, is that Marxism was not as thoroughly discredited as Nazism. Both are tyrannical, murderous, genocidal ideologies bent on achieving some imagined form of human perfection.
  • Politics Change; Political Ambitions Don't

    12/12/2017 5:29:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | December 12, 2017 | Paul Greenberg
    There are any number of lessons to be learned from the almost forgotten life of John Anderson, the late congressman from Illinois. Dead at 95, he represents something of a puzzle to those of us still trying to figure him out. He was entirely too convenient a choice for those of us who swallowed the line about Ronald Reagan's being entirely too radical a choice for the country to make for president in the deeply divided election year of 1980. But by then the Democratic incumbent, Jimmy Carter, had already demonstrated his incompetence, however mixed it was with occasional flashes...