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  • Maryland Bill Seeks to Drive Out Airbnb, Other Hotel Competition

    03/22/2018 12:31:08 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | March 21, 2018 | Romina Boccia and Lauren Bowman
    Over the last decade, short-term rental platforms like Airbnb, HomeAway, and VRBO have expanded and provided an economic boom to many communities. Yet several localities are pursuing onerous zoning rules and other regulations that would restrict short-term rental activity. For many homeowners, short-term rental provides a critical source of additional income to help them pay their mortgages and to meet other financial obligations. States can protect their residents from overzealous, local bureaucrats with state pre-emption. Short-term rental helps local communities by growing the number of tourists that visit the area. A recent study published by the National Bureau of Economic...
  • A Breath Of Free Speech [Video only]

    03/22/2018 11:27:07 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 1 replies
    YouTube ^ | 3-22-2018 | Pat Condell
    [Transcript] You probably know by now that if you post a video on YouTube defending the right of women in Europe NOT to be raped by third world migrants it will be flagged as 'hate speech' by fake feminists and then promptly removed by other fake feminists who work at YouTube. It's pretty standard practice now. But in fairness to the fake feminists there are mitigating circumstances. YouTube admitted recently that they removed some videos "in error" because they employed people who haven't been properly trained in the job -- as if you need to trained in common sense. So,...
  • John Calhoun’s California

    03/22/2018 9:15:30 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 9 replies ^ | 3-22-2018 | CARSON HOLLOWAY
    In his speech announcing a Justice Department lawsuit against the State of California, Attorney General Jeff Sessions suggested that the Golden State is treading the path of the confederacy. Condemning recent California laws enacted to impede federal immigration enforcement, Sessions said: “There is no nullification. There is no secession.” The state’s political leaders did not appreciate the comparison. Nevertheless, the attorney general has a point. California’s behavior today is reminiscent of the course charted by South Carolina in the nullification crisis of 1832, when John Calhoun previewed for the country the impulses and arguments that would later lead to secession...
  • California Wants to Secede? Let's Help Them!

    03/22/2018 9:00:10 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 69 replies ^ | March 22, 2018 | Wayne Allyn Root
    California is a part of America. But it’s no longer American. It is a foreign state. It is a fugitive state. The U.S. Constitution and the rule of law no longer apply in California. Call it, “The People’s Socialist Republic of California.” It’s a state without a country. But it’s certainly no longer American in any way. Liberals in California want to secede. They are trying to put it on the ballot. They call it “Calexit.” I say, “Glory Hallelujah." Let’s help make it happen. I propose 63 million Trump voters join the team. Let's work 24/7 to turn their...
  • Republican House Seats Potentially At Risk

    03/22/2018 8:41:23 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies ^ | March 22, 2018 | Scott Rasmussen
    Democrats must pick up 23 seats to win a majority in the U.S. House of Representatives this November. They have plenty of openings since 68 seats currently held by Republicans are at varying levels of risk. A race-by-race analysis at shows that 28 of these Republican seats are at a high level of risk (Democrat favored, Toss-Up, Tilt Republican). Fourteen more are modestly competitive while leaning in the GOP direction. Finally, 26 others might be at risk depending upon the political environment this fall. Seven Republican seats are already tilting or leaning to the Democrats. These are races where...
  • March Madness, Washington-Style

    03/22/2018 8:21:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | March 22, 2018 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    For the past few days, the nation's media and political class have been fixated on the firing of the No. 2 person in the FBI, Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. McCabe became embroiled in the investigation of President Donald Trump because of his alleged approval of the use of a political dossier, written about Trump and paid for by the Democrats and not entirely substantiated, as a basis to secure a search warrant for surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser who once boasted that he worked for the Kremlin at the same time that he was advising candidate Trump.The dossier...
  • Brave New World?

    03/22/2018 7:01:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | March 22, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    We were promised flying cars and virtual reality that was indistinguishable from the real things, what we got was a mess. The future wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, but it was never going to be. At least not in our lifetimes.That technology has made our lives easier, and some would say better, isn’t really a matter for debate. But advances have begun to outpace common sense and, more importantly, our readiness for them.This week, two stories highlighted just how unprepared we are for the future that resides just around the corner.First, the “Facebook data breach” that wasn’t. You’ve...
  • Our Long History of Misjudging North Korea

    North Korea has befuddled the United States and its Asian allies ever since North Korean leader Kim Il Sung launched the invasion of South Korea in June 1950. Prior to the attack, the United States had sent inadvertent signals that it likely would not protect South Korea in the event of an unexpected invasion from the north. Not surprisingly, a war soon followed. Gen. Douglas MacArthur, after leading a brilliant landing at Inchon in September 1950, chased the communists back north of the 38 parallel. In hot pursuit, MacArthur gambled that the Chinese would not invade, as he sought to...
  • Don't Go To College

    03/21/2018 9:07:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies ^ | March 22, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    “Higher education” is terrible.Please note the quotation marks, you doofy liberals who will no doubt fill the comments with high-pitched typing about how “Conservatives hate knowing stuff.” What passes for “education” today is nothing of the sort, and what calls itself “academia” is really just a venal trade guild packed with mediocrities desperately trying to keep fooling people into forking over $60,000 a year – usually obtained via ruinous borrowing that ties a financial anchor around the defrauded grads’ necks for the rest of their lives.Today, academia’s product is largely garbage – gender studies, twisted history, and pointless sociology spin-offs...
  • John Brennan: Deep State Political Hack

    03/21/2018 3:14:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 39 replies
    American ^ | March 21, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Considering that John Brennan once proudly admitted that he voted for Communist Party leader Gus Hall and openly supports liars and perjurers like Andrew McCabe, James Clapper, and James Comey, he redefines chutzpah when in a tweet he describes President Trump in words that sound as though they were plagiarized from FBI lead investigator Peter Strzok: When the full extent of your venality, moral turpitude, and political corruption becomes known, you will take your rightful place as a disgraced demagogue in the dustbin of history. You may scapegoat Andy McCabe, but you will not destroy America... America will triumph over...
  • Too High a Price for Republican Leaders

    03/21/2018 2:34:01 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | March 21, 2018 | Terry Jeffrey
    If you believed that a group was routinely violating a fundamental individual human right and doing so in the most violent way -- by killing massive numbers of people -- would you get out your checkbook and write them a generous donation? You may not. But now, the Republican "leadership" in Congress is doing it for you -- whether you like it or not. They have been doing it year after year in direct violation of their stated principles and unambiguous promises. They will force you to pay taxes to the federal government and then turn around and hand some...
  • Mother’s Little Helper Has Become America’s Big Problem

    03/21/2018 2:10:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | March 21, 2018 | Bob Barr
    Is tonight’s dinner giving you heartburn? You’re in luck; there is a pill for that. Do you have high blood pressure? There’s a pill for that, too. How about going bald? Restless legs? Help in bed? Thinning eye lashes? Yes, yes, yes, and…yes – all maladies solved with the help of prescription drugs. In modern medicine today, there seems to be nothing that cannot be cured with prescription or over-the-counter remedies. Simply turn on television during a big game or an evening news program, and you’ll catch the latest drug ad from Astrazeneca, Merck, or Pfizer, hawking a treatment for...
  • A dozen Iraq war myths that need to die

    03/21/2018 1:51:44 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 55 replies
    AEI ^ | March 20, 2018 | Michael Rubin
    It’s been 15 years since President George W. Bush made the controversial decision to invade Iraq to oust Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. Alas, while Iraq has taken great strides forward, many of the pundits and policymakers not only continue to treat Iraq and Iraqis as a partisan football, but perpetuate false myths about its run-up and aftermath. Here are 12: 1. Sanctions killed 1 million Iraqis (and 500,000 children). False. Where did this claim come from? Saddam Hussein’s government. Beginning in the mid-1990s, Saddam’s government claimed that United Nations sanctions resulted in more than 1 million deaths. Baghdad refused to...
  • GOP Narrative on PA-18 Is Wrong

    03/21/2018 1:49:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | March 21, 2018 | Star Parker
    I'm perplexed why many in Republican circles are rationalizing and dismissing the gravity of the Democratic victory in the recent special election in Pennsylvania's 18th district. My sentiments are more with Newt Gingrich, who is cautioning Republicans to view this as a wake-up call to a possible disaster in the fall elections in which the Congress could flip to Democrat control. Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district is a poster child of Trump voters. As widely noted, Trump won this district by 20 points in 2016. The district's electorate is 94 percent white, compared with 70 percent nationwide. In 2016, Trump won...
  • Jordan Peterson is Driving His Critics to Desperate Attacks

    03/21/2018 1:46:40 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 40 replies ^ | 3-21-2018 | Russ McSwain
    Jordan Peterson, the Canadian clinical psychologist, is having an enormous impact on our culture. His refusal to use legally mandated language has reverberated around the world. He is obviously rattling leftists as they continue to make hysterical claims about him. The most recent and long-winded example comes from Nathan J. Robinson, the editor of Current Affairs. He published an almost twelve-thousand-word essay in that journal. It's hard to believe, but even with all those words he lands not a single blow on Peterson. He does manage to make a complete fool of himself.
  • Great Drudge Headline: Sandberg Leans Out

    03/21/2018 12:57:37 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush ^ | March 21, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I loved this Drudge headline. You know, Sheryl Sandberg, she’s one of these Silicon Valley people, she’s a queen. You can’t say a negative thing about her and live to repeat it. Sheryl Sandberg is perhaps one of the most protected people, because she’s everything. She’s a victim, she’s a feminist leader, she’s bright and intelligent, all of these things. She wrote a book after her husband suddenly died at a young age about how to cope and how to rebound and how to deal with it, and the title of the book was called Lean In. And it...
  • The 'Pro-Truth' Media Back Mccabe's Lying

    03/21/2018 12:26:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | March 21, 2018 | Brent Bozell
    NBC News star Chuck Todd recently made a lectern-pounding speech to attendees of a journalism awards dinner. He proclaimed: "One thing we're not is the opposition. We've never tried to be a part of the political debate, but people want to drag us into it. We shouldn't take the bait. We're simply a voice of truth." So, let's consider the case of Andrew McCabe, former deputy director of the FBI. The FBI Office of Professional Responsibility recommended that McCabe be fired for lying, or, to be gentle, a "lack of candor" -- even under oath -- in the Justice Department...
  • Saboteurs in the West Wing

    03/21/2018 12:00:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush ^ | March 21, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: CNN is all excited today because they learned that Donald Trump and John Kelly were livid after a leak that came from actually a very small group of people — the National Security Council staff — that Trump was not to congratulate Putin in his phone call. Here’s what happened. The national security staff prepares a cheat sheet, bullet-point suggestions, things to remember for Trump as a makes his call to Vladimir Putin. Apparently, the cheat sheet or the memo — the advisory piece — said, “Whatever you do, do not offer congratulations.” Well, Trump did anyway — and...
  • Nolte: Mark Zuckerberg’s Fatal Error — Not Leaving Everyone the Hell Alone

    03/21/2018 11:52:22 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 112 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 3-21-2018 | JOHN NOLTE
    Make no mistake, Mark Zuckerberg and Facebook are in trouble — not just here in America, but all over the world. The Tech Tyrant has only himself to blame. Had he just left us alone, he would not be so alone or widely viewed as a monopoly with all the inherent risks in that. He would also not be a national pariah. When you are in charge of something, be it a Girl Scout troop or one of the most powerful tech companies in the world, the only way to stay out of trouble is with simple and clear rules...
  • Stop Making Children Into Moral Authorities

    03/21/2018 11:02:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | March 21, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    On March 14, high school students from Parkland, Florida, led a school walkout in favor of gun control. The media have already appointed student witnesses of the horror at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School untouchable moral authorities; their opinions are not to be questioned. But now, the left has found even more sympathetic faces for its agenda: kindergarteners. According to The Wall Street Journal, "Schools are grappling with how to address the event with children as young as 5 years old and with finding ways for children who are too little to be told about school shootings to take part."...