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  • Five Words that Scare the Hell out of Socialists: 'Operation Win at the Door'

    11/12/2018 9:25:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2018 | Lindsay Marie
    Generation Z may be the heir to a bankrupt social security system and over $21.6 trillion of debt, but unlike generations before them, they aren’t buying into socialism, and they aren’t kicking the can down the road.  A student army, nine years in the making, descended into state house districts across the United States, knocked on over 1 million doors, and clinched 35 midterm wins for libertarian-leaning candidates as part of a project called “Operation Win at the Door.”  Operation Win at the Door was the brainchild of Young Americans for Liberty (“YAL”) President Cliff Maloney Jr. Originally developed from...
  • Broward Voter Explains Why a Weird Ballot Helped Senator-Elect Rick Scott

    11/12/2018 8:55:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2018 | Myra Kahn Adams
    As a registered Republican in infamous Broward County, Florida, this writer offers two salient points regarding the ongoing recount controversy that will determine if Governor Rick Scott will become Senator Rick Scott. As of this writing, Scott is leading incumbent Senator Bill Nelson by less than 13,000 votes — a 0.15 point margin out of over eight million votes cast.My first point is about ballot design and the second is math.Over two weeks before Election Day I voted at my kitchen table along with over 2.6 million other Floridians who chose to vote by mail.The ballot was five pages long. Starting...
  • The Toy Story 4 Trailer Introduces "Forky"—Who Is Not a Toy, OK?!

    11/12/2018 8:17:04 AM PST · by SMGFan · 26 replies
    eobline ^ | November 12, 2018
    For the fourth installment in the franchise, the studio says, "Woody has always been confident about his place in the world and that his priority is taking care of his kid, whether that's Andy or Bonnie. But when Bonnie adds a reluctant new toy called 'Forky' to her room, a road trip adventure alongside old and new friends will show Woody how big the world can be for a toy." The dreamy teaser trailer features everyone's favorite toys floating through the air, set to Joni Mitchell's "Both Sides Now." Midway through it, a frightened Forky screams, "I don't belong here!"...
  • Armistice Day: White House defends Trump WW1 no-show

    11/12/2018 8:14:04 AM PST · by Ennis85 · 18 replies
    BBC News ^ | November 12th 2018 | BBC News
    The White House has defended US President Donald Trump's decision to miss a memorial event on Saturday after he faced a backlash. Mr Trump, who was in France to mark the centenary of World War One's end, cancelled a visit to a US military cemetery because it was raining. Bad weather and "near-zero visibility" grounded the presidential helicopter, White House officials said. French, German and Canadian leaders attended memorial events on Saturday. However, Mr Trump was reluctant to bring extra disruption to Paris traffic for a last-minute motorcade, his officials said. "President Trump did not want to cause that kind...
  • Michelle Obama: I stopped even trying to smile during Trump’s inauguration.

    11/12/2018 8:07:13 AM PST · by sevinufnine · 74 replies
    The Hill ^ | 11/11/18 | Morgan Gstalter
    Michelle Obama says in her new book that she stopped “even trying to smile” during President Trump’s 2017 inauguration. She writes in her book that the celebratory feel during her husband’s two inaugurations was gone when Trump was sworn into office on Jan. 20, 2017. The former first lady opened up about her criticism of Trump in her book, writing that she would “never forgive” him for spreading the “birther” conspiracy theory that her husband wasn't a natural-born citizen of the U.S. "The whole thing was crazy and mean-spirited, of course, its underlying bigotry and xenophobia hardly concealed," Obama writes....
  • Wrongly Convicted Former Rep. Steve Stockman Sentenced to 10 Years in Prison

    11/12/2018 7:48:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2018 | Rachel Alexander
    Democrats are gloating over the sentencing of former Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Texas) last week. He was ordered to serve 10 years in prison for the vague charges of mail fraud, wire fraud and money laundering. Whenever prosecutors want to get someone who hasn’t actually committed a crime, they use those vague but scary sounding charges. He was also ordered to pay $1,014,718.51 in restitution, to be divided between him and two other co-defendants.What did Stockman actually do to warrant this? He facilitated four donations from two donors totaling $915,000 to two nonprofits he was associated with. One of the nonprofits...
  • Training kids to kill at Ukrainian nationalist camp

    11/12/2018 7:47:14 AM PST · by Mariner · 23 replies
    AP ^ | November 12th, 2018 | By YURAS KARMANAU
    KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — The campers, some clad in combat fatigues, carefully aim their assault rifles. Their instructor offers advice: Don’t think of your target as a human being. So when these boys and girls shoot, they will shoot to kill. Most are in their teens, but some are as young as 8 years old. They are at a summer camp created by one of Ukraine’s radical nationalist groups, hidden in a forest in the west of the country, that was visited by The Associated Press. The camp has two purposes: to train children to defend their country from Russians...
  • Here’s the anti-Semitism the media doesn’t want to mention

    11/12/2018 7:40:48 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 5 replies
    NY Post ^ | 11/11/18 | David Harsanyi
    The 2018 midterm will bring many new faces to Washington, but few will find as much adoration as Ilhan Omar. One of the first two Muslim women elected to Congress, Omar, who will represent Minnesota’s 5th Congressional District... ....In a 2012 tweet, for instance, the Democrat explained that “Israel has hypnotized the world, may Allah awaken the people and help them see the evil doings of Israel.... ....Michigan Democrat Rashida Tlaib, the daughter of Palestinian immigrants who wants to cut aid to the Jewish state because supporting it “doesn’t fit the values of our country.”
  • 'I Know Where I'm Going'

    11/12/2018 7:34:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2018 | Terry Paulson
    Writing this column just a few short miles from the Borderline Bar in Thousand Oaks, one is struck with the reality of what one man with evil intent can do. He alone destroyed the peace of what has been rated as one of the safest cities in the country. As a country, we’re learning that safety is never sure. With the string of mass shootings our society has experienced in recent years, we’re forced to master strategies we wish we never had to learn. Experts try to make it simple to remember, “Be prepared to act—to hide, to fight, or...
  • Democrats: ‘Cruel and Unscientific’ to Define Legal Sex by Biology

    11/12/2018 7:21:51 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 28 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 11 Nov 2018 | Neil Munro
    It is “cruel and unscientific” to define a person’s legal sex by their biology, says a complaint signed by 98 Democratic House legislators. The Democrats’ statement was sent to President Donald Trump’s administration as the New York Times has reported that the administration will formally clarify that the sex of people involved in sex-discrimination legal fights will be based on their male or female body. Trump’s biology-determines-sex policy “makes it clear that members of this administration are willing to … solidify an archaic, dogmatic, and alarming view of the world,” the Democrats complain their letter to the Department of Health...
  • Socialists Won’t Rest Until We Have Single-Payer Health Care. We Must Stop Them.

    11/12/2018 7:19:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 30 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    The 2018 midterms could someday be remembered as the beginning of the Democratic Party’s full embrace of creating a single-payer health care system in the United States. For the first time in American history, a large number of Democrats, many of whom identify as socialists, openly campaigned for the creation of a government-run health insurance model.For instance, Democratic Socialists of America member Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who won 78 percent of the vote on Election Day, championed Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) “Medicare for All” proposal, calling it the “ethical, logical, and affordable path to ensuring no person goes without dignified healthcare.” According...
  • TRUMP Stares Down King of Morocco for Sleeping During WWI Commemoration Ceremonies (Video)

    11/12/2018 7:14:16 AM PST · by Proud White Trump Supporter · 17 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Nov 12, 2018 | Jim Hoft
    The 100 year anniversary of Armistice Day was celebrated this weekend in France. Several world leaders attended the event including President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump. During Emmanuel Macron’s speech the King of Morocco fell asleep during Emmanuel Macron’s speech. President Trump stared him down.
  • High-ranking Facebook executive was 'forced to resign over his support for Donald Trump' (TR)

    11/12/2018 4:44:20 AM PST · by DFG · 20 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | 11/12/2018 | George Martin
    A high-ranking Facebook executive was allegedly forced to resign after refusing to back down on his support for Donald Trump - it has been revealed. Oculus co-founder Palmer Luckey was said to have come under intense pressure from Facebook's leading figures after it emerged he had donated $10,000 to an anti-Hillary Clinton group during the 2016 Presidential election. According to correspondence revealed by the Wall Street Journal, the revelation about his donation sparked a furore which saw him fired six months later. Facebook higher-ups including founder Mark Zuckerberg himself were said to have attempted to pressgang Luckey into publicly supporting...
  • America Deserves Better

    11/12/2018 6:48:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    Another critical election. Another electoral failure in Florida. Another vote counting disaster in Broward County. Some Americans suspect fraud, indeed Broward County looks like a banana republic. The latest ballot debacle may be a result of carelessness or incompetence, rather than fraud. But election officials unable to do their job just invite abuse. A botched vote undermines confidence in American democracy. There is no more vital act for a citizen than to elect his or her local, state and national leaders. Voters expect only those who are legally eligible to cast ballots. Which in turn will be counted accurately and...
  • Bryan Stevenson: 5 Things To Know About Activist Getting A People’s Choice Award From John Legend

    11/12/2018 6:32:49 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | 11/11/18 | Jason Brow
    After dedicating his life to helping the poor and minorities within the criminal justice system, civil rights activist Bryan Stevenson will be celebrated at the People’s Choice Awards... ....“It’s our privilege to recognize Bryan Stevenson with this award....” Bonnie Hammer, Chairman of NBCUniversal Cable Entertainment, who relaunched Erase The Hate in 2017...
  • How the Palm Beach County election scam works. Broward must be similar.

    11/12/2018 6:15:14 AM PST · by dennisw · 37 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 11/12/2018 | Commenter at Gateway Pundit
    **** This is a comment by TheDreadnought found at Gateway Pundit TheDreadnought • 3 minutes ago This is from one of the commenters from Zero Hedge... I'd hyper link it but may break TOC with TGP. The commenter is CAPT DRAKE I worked the polls in Palm Beach County and can tell you how the fraud works: 1. Not at the individual polling location. These are decent people, none willing to take a felony for anybody. 2. Once the ballots are printed, the fraud starts. 3. You must have a huge stack of preprinted ballots to fill out and have...
  • Burying the Other Russia Story [Dems to coverup CIA, FB I abuses]

    11/12/2018 6:14:56 AM PST · by Brilliant · 12 replies
    WSJ ^ | 11/9/2018 | WSJ
    Arguably the most important power at stake in Tuesday’s election was Congressional oversight, and the most important change may be Adam Schiff at the House Intelligence Committee. The Democrat says his top priority is re-opening the Trump-Russia collusion probe, but more important may be his intention to stop investigating how the FBI and Justice Department abused their power in 2016. So let’s walk through what we’ve learned to date. Credit for knowing anything at all goes to Intel Chairman Devin Nunes and more recently a joint investigation by Reps. Bob Goodlatte... and Trey Gowdy... Over 18 months of reviewing tens...
  • Dear Montana, Thanks For Nothing

    11/12/2018 6:10:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12 | Scott Morefield
    Tuesday’s midterm elections weren’t a slam dunk for either party, not by anyone’s estimation. Democrats managed to avoid another apocalyptic election meltdown and keep their base from flipping out by flipping the House, if barely, and Republicans added slightly to their already slight majority in the Senate. We sent at least three Red State fake moderate Kavanaugh thumbs-downers packing and, even better, the GOP ‘squishy caucus’ ranks have been whittled down to Ben Sasse and his imaginary better angel. There’s still Collins and Murkowski, of course, but now President Trump’s judicial nominees aren’t depending on ‘good feelz’ from either to...
  • Lawsuits targeting business websites over ADA violations are on the rise

    11/12/2018 6:05:29 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 33 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | Nov 11, 2018 | Hugo Martin
    The boutique Avanti Hotel is known for its poolside, dog-friendly rooms. Yet its website uses the valuable opening page not to highlight the Palm Springs inn’s amenities, but to explain, in stark black letters on a plain white background, that the Avanti violated the Americans with Disabilities Act.
  • Get Cynical, Get Angry, And Stay Free

    11/12/2018 5:38:40 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 12, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    At least Mayor Daley and the rest of the Chicago corruptocrats had the common decency to do their vote-thieving behind the doors of the local mortuaries. Today, in Florida and elsewhere, the Democrats are doing it right in front of our faces. In fact, they’re rubbing it in our faces. Understand the truth. Accept the truth. Get woke. The only thing they care about is their own power, they absolutely intend to steal every election they can, and everything they say is a lie. When is the last time one of these “The Republican won oh wait looky here it’s...