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  • What Trump Can Do for Mideast Peace on Day One [Obama appointee says go back to GWB plan]

    01/24/2017 6:44:30 PM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Forward ^ | January 23, 2017 | Jonathan A. Greenblatt
    In the run-up to his swearing-in on Friday, President Donald Trump made a series of big promises to Israel. Aside from his oft-repeated pledge to move the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, he has talked about reviving the peace process with the Palestinians, with a goal of achieving a deal before he leaves the White House. Undeterred by the failure of past presidents to achieve this dream, Mr. Trump has already tasked his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, with the challenge of brokering the agreement. Mr. Kushner inherits this charge at a time when trust between the parties is at...
  • Schizophrenic America

    01/24/2017 6:39:44 PM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 1-24-17 | Shmuley Boteach
    On Friday, I attended the inauguration of President Donald Trump, with hundreds of thousands of other fortunate witnesses to the peaceful transfer of unimaginable power. It was an inspirational and patriotic experience. The inaugural concert was especially moving, and I thought that Trumpís address was punchy and to the point. The very next day I stood on a street corner across from the White House and witnessed hundreds of thousands of protesters demonstrating against his presidency at the Womenís March. An endless river of humanity swept passed me. Welcome to schizophrenic America, where, in the space of just 48 hours,...
  • Goodbye President Obama from the Settlers [wish American people well, put your presidency behind us]

    Dear President Obama, I wanted to say goodbye and show you the respect due to a tenacious adversary. Many US Jews, and even a few here in Israel, thought you were a friend. But for us settlers, there was no question that you were a challenger, a formidable foe. It was easy to determine. Your Condemnations You and your team condemned our homes and lives in the West Bank as ďillegitimate,Ē and branded us ďoccupiers.Ē Now, it is one thing to theorize that Israel should rip up settlements and part with our ancestral lands for the sake of a compromise...
  • Culturally coded antisemitism across the political spectrum

    01/24/2017 5:41:18 PM PST · by SJackson · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jarrod Tanny
    Face-to-face confrontations between anti-Zionists and Jews on university campuses have been increasing at an alarming rate. The media has documented at length how President Donald Trumpís rhetoric has carved out a space within public discourse for the propagation of what had ceased to be acceptable speech in a mature liberal democracy, including misogyny, xenophobia, antisemitism and incitement to violence. Indeed, on the eve of the election, Trump ventured into the repugnant waters of global conspiracies, accusing Hillary Clinton of meeting ďin secret with international banks to plot the destruction of US sovereignty in order to enrich these global financial powers,...
  • Drive-Bys Have Cow Over Voter Fraud

    01/24/2017 4:43:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    Rush ^ | January 24, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Ah, this is great. The Drive-Bys wonít stop asking about it. I guess Trump last night made some reference again to all of the illegals who voted, and the Drive-Bys just keep going back to it today. And Spicer says (paraphrasing), ďLook, thereís no investigation. Weíre thinking of having one. Thereís nothing new here, you people. The president has said that he believed a number of illegal people voted for a long time. He referenced it again last night, and youíre acting like itís something new. It isnít anything new.Ē And they are acting like itís something new. They...
  • Ken Blackwell: Donald Trump Won The 'Respect' Vote

    01/24/2017 4:00:12 PM PST · by drewh · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10:59 AM 01/24/2017 | Ken Blackwell Former Ohio Secretary of State
    Donald Trump isnít the first Republican president denounced as ďillegitimate.Ē The Left spent eight years refusing to get over George W. Bushís victory in 2000. It was the same issue. He won the election by the rules, but Al Gore had more ďpopularĒ votes. That happened again on November 8. But nothing about the election was illegitimate. After all, the rules determine how you play the game. If what counted was the national vote total, both candidates would have run very different races. Who knows who would have accumulated more votes? Donald Trump didnít worry about running up the score...
  • Gregg Jarrett: The first (and frivolous) lawsuit against President Trump

    01/24/2017 2:53:23 PM PST · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 24, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    If youíre in the mood for a good chuckle, try reading the first lawsuit filed against the new president since he was sworn in. The man hasnít even unpacked his collection of red silk tiesÖ and already he stands accused of corruption while in office. Predictably, the plaintiffs are a clique of law professors serving as ďarm candyĒ for a liberal group called Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (an oxymoron, to be sure). Their pleadings read like a dime novel. Or a comic book. On the first page, we are warned of a ďsecretĒ and ďgrave threatĒ. The...
  • Stop Smearing Price and Confirm Now

    01/24/2017 2:13:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | January 24, 2017 | Andrew Mangione
    Why is the Left so terrified of President-elect Donald Trumpís Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Rep. Tom Price? A paragon of rationality, well spoken, thoughtful, reasoning and respectful, they seem unable to answer his critique of runaway government on similar terms, so have turned now to fake news Ė or what, in any other country, would be called libel. This farce Ė venting of the mean spleen over facts and decent dialogue Ė must stop. In case you havenít heard, the latest attack on Dr. Price centers on a hit piece done by the nationís leading republisher of fake...
  • Tax Reform - More Than Manufacturing

    01/24/2017 1:55:54 PM PST · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | January 24, 2017 | Hank Adler
    Both President Trump and Speaker of the House Ryan want to increase U.S. jobs by increasing the number of Americans in the manufacturing work force and both believe that changes to corporate taxes are part of the formula to accomplish that goal. Both are correct, but their goals should also include returning middle class computer processing jobs and call centers that have also moved offshore. Outsourcing does not begin and end with manufacturing. The accounting department of a major U.S. corporation should not be outsourced to another country. Engineering, medical reviews, accounting, legal research and millions of other jobs should...
  • Sleazy Legal Tactics Used to Go After Former Utah Attorney General

    01/24/2017 1:37:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies ^ | January 24, 2017 | Rachel Alexander
    With all the attention brought recently to the politically motivated prosecutions of the DOJ, culminating in the high-profile Supreme Court exoneration of former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell, you would think prosecutors would start backing off on dishonest witch hunts against prominent Republicans. But they¬íre not in Salt Lake City. Similar to red states like Arizona and Texas, Utah¬ís legal system is predominantly controlled by the left. Since they can¬ít get any traction in elections statewide, Democrats abuse the legal process to destroy elected Republican officials. It¬ís always the same, tired old, vague ¬ďethics¬Ē laws that are used: bribery, public corruption,...
  • Trump Hysteria, ACLU-Style

    01/24/2017 1:25:07 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | January 24, 2017 | Robert Knight
    Now that Donald Trump has been sworn in as America¬ís 45th president, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) has hit the panic button.Pledging ¬ďresistance¬Ē to Mr. Trump, the ACLU is in a veritable tantrum over the results of the November election.¬† Their poster boy ought to be that sad anti-Trump protester who set himself on fire (and is recovering) last Tuesday outside Trump¬ís new D.C. hotel.¬† As part of its promotion of Saturday¬ís post-inaugural Women¬ís March for Abortion (okay, they didn¬ít call it that, but it¬ís the reality), the ACLU featured a downloadable poster of the Statue of Liberty...
  • Yazidi Girls Sold as Sex Slaves while Women March against Trump

    01/24/2017 1:08:26 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 16 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 24/1/17 | Uzay Bulut
    Some Yazidi girls were "sold" for a few packs of cigarettes. "Some of those women and girls have had to watch 7-, 8-, and 9-year-old children bleed to death before their eyes, after being raped by ISIS militia multiple times a day. ISIS militias have burned many Yezidi girls alive for refusing to convert... Why? Because we are not Muslims..." ó Mirza Ismail, chairman of the Yezidi Human Rights Organization-International. "This is genocide against women." ó Zeynep Kaya Cavus, leading Alevi activist. Sadly, many of the organizers and participants of the "Women's March" in Washington chose to ignore women being...
  • And the Message?

    01/24/2017 1:03:24 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | January 24, 2017 | Bill Tatro
    Whether they were paid, George Soros induced, or just that their heart was overpowering their brain, it was impressive the number of women and men who gathered in Washington D.C. from around the country for the Womenís March on Washington. I listened carefully as the Women's March on Washington co-chair Carmen Perez stated, on CNN, that they were not marching against anything but were marching for ďsomething.Ē Being a college student in Washington D.C. during the turbulent 60s I can certainly understand protesting and marching for ďsomething.Ē ďStop the War!Ē ďHell no we wonít go!Ē ďWe wonít fight another rich...
  • Turnaround Time in America

    01/24/2017 10:51:30 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | January 24, 2017 | Bill Murchison
    Like him or not -- and I can argue it both ways -- established constitutional processes have hoisted Donald J. Trump atop the presidential plinth, where he stands now, getting ready to run things, insofar as anybody runs anything anymore. The latter point -- the semi-chaotic nature of 21st century social and political life -- is one we might fix on as we figure out what we're in for these next four years. Here is my guess: We are "in for" market-driven reforms led by an entrepreneur who will show us, as all entrepreneurs must in due course, whether...
  • Trump: America for the Americans!

    01/24/2017 10:35:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | January 24, 2017 | Pat Buchanan
    As the patriotic pageantry of Inauguration Day gave way to the demonstrations of defiance Saturday, our new America came into view. We are two nations now, two peoples. Though bracing, President Trump's inaugural address was rooted in cold truths, as he dispensed with the customary idealism of inaugurals that are forgotten within a fortnight of the president being sworn in. Trump's inaugural was Jacksonian. He was speaking to and for the forgotten Americans whose hopes he embodies, pledging to be their champion against those who abandon them in pursuit of higher, grander, nobler causes. Declared Trump: "For too long,...
  • Gosnell Not an Aberration

    01/24/2017 9:48:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 24, 2017 | Phelim McAleer
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Ann McElhinney. If there is one thing the abortion defenders agree on, it's that abortion doctor/mass murderer Kermit Gosnell is an aberration. The Philadelphia doctor was convicted of truly horrific crimes including killing babies born alive by ďsnippingĒ their necks with scissors. He was also convicted of manslaughter for allowing unqualified workers to administer anesthetics to a patient who then died and he performed illegal and late abortions Ė many on women who were six, seven or eight months pregnant. When a conservative social media firestorm eventually forced the mainstream media to cover...
  • Victor Davis Hanson: Prosperity Is Destiny

    01/24/2017 9:11:17 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 20 replies
    NRO ^ | Victor Davis Hanson
    In truth, we are on the cusp of a great experiment. For decades, conservatives, both traditional and pro-growth supply-siders, have preached that deregulation, reasonable and predictable Federal Reserve interest rates, reduced government, a radically simplified and pruned-back tax code, new incentives for investment, an open energy market, and a can-do psychological landscape that encourages entrepreneurship will make the economy soar at rates of 4 percent GDP and more. We shall soon see. If Trump unleashes American know-how and strengthens the economy, then his cultural and domestic agendas, as well as his personal demeanor and language, however radical and jarring, will...
  • Rush Limbaugh Show,M-F,12NOONPM-3PM,EST,WOR AM,January 24,2017

    01/24/2017 8:56:31 AM PST · by Biggirl · 16 replies
    The EIB Network ^ | January 24, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    Good Morning/Afternoon, MEGARushDoesPresidentTrumpRIGHTDITTOS FROM BIGGIRL! PING!
  • Even Heroes Should Be Held Accountable

    01/24/2017 8:53:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | January 24, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    Before the inauguration is just a distant dot in the rear view mirror, let's not forget the movement Congressman John Lewis led -- the movement that encouraged a large number of liberal House Democrats to boycott the big day in Washington. Let's not forget it because it tells us something important about the people we elevate to hero status: that given enough time, even icons can become tedious. And, sadly, Congressman John Lewis has. Lewis was a genuine civil rights hero who earned his stripes on March 7, 1965, a day that has come to be known, for good reason,...

    01/24/2017 5:57:18 AM PST · by shortstop · 39 replies ^ | 01/23/17 | Bob Lonsberry
    On Saturday Night Live, have they ever lampooned New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo? As it turns out, no, they havenít. And itís not because being governor of New York is too obscure to merit mention on a national television show. SNL repeatedly lampooned Cuomoís predecessor, David Paterson, for being blind. Classy. But Cuomo has never come been the target of SNLís scorn. Itís all in on attacking his potential presidential political opponent Ė Donald Trump Ė but itís never laid a glove on him. Which has no connection, Iím sure, to the fact that Andrew Cuomo feeds Saturday Night Live...
  • America's Second Civil War

    01/24/2017 5:55:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 43 replies ^ | January 24, 2017 | Dennis Prager
    It is time for our society to acknowledge a sad truth: America is currently fighting its second Civil War. In fact, with the obvious and enormous exception of attitudes toward slavery, Americans are more divided morally, ideologically and politically today than they were during the Civil War. For that reason, just as the Great War came to be known as World War I once there was World War II, the Civil War will become known as the First Civil War when more Americans come to regard the current battle as the Second Civil War. This Second Civil War, fortunately, differs...
  • How Elon University Became Uber Gay

    01/24/2017 5:38:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | January 24, 2017 | Mike Adams
    For nearly a decade I have known that Elon University, located near Burlington, North Carolina, is a hotbed of gay activism. On one occasion when I spoke at the school, Elon gay activists tried to hijack the Question and Answer session at the end of my speech on feminism by changing the topic to homosexuality. When the activists tried to grill me on my views on gay marriage and adoption I politely reminded them that homosexuality was not the topic of my speech. The fact that dozens of gay activists had flocked to my speech on feminism seemed to demonstrate...
  • The Grand Delusion of the Progressive Left

    01/24/2017 5:26:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 23, 2017 | Allen West
    I love two genres of music, classical and classic rock. One of my favorite classic rock bands is the group Styx and one of my favorite songs of theirs is ďGrand IllusionĒ. However, in the case of what we have seen post the 2016 presidential election through the inauguration of President Donald Trump, it appears the progressive socialist left is operating under a grand delusion. In 2009, the progressive left embarked upon an ideological agenda evidencing a serious delusion and disconnection with America. Instead of focusing on two simple issues, economic growth and national security, Barack Obama, Harry Reid, Nancy...
  • THE OBAMA ADMINISTRATION'S MIDDLE EAST LEGACY-Russia becomes the ďStrong HorseĒ in the region

    01/24/2017 5:21:22 AM PST · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 24, 2017 | Joseph Puder
    By the time this article will be read, a new resident will occupy the White House.† Donald Trump will be the 45th president of the United States.† For former President Barack Obama, the main effort in the years to come will be to secure his legacy.† In domestic affairs, Obamacare will remain the overriding achievement of the administration.† Whether the Republicans will replace it, alter it, or keep most of it in tact, remains to be seen.† What is clearly visible however, is the mess and mayhem that is todayís Middle East.† It is in the Middle East that the...
  • Boycott Super Bowl LI

    01/24/2017 4:44:36 AM PST · by Sir_Humphrey · 83 replies
    1-24-17 | Sir_Humphrey
    This is the NFL's biggest event of the year. This is the one that makes Billion's for the league. If you really want to send a message to them that we do not want to have your politics mixed with our football,this is the game to do it. Boycotting games in October and November just won't get the point across. This is THE time to do it I have read other suggestion to just boycott the half time show. That will never get the point across. They will still bet the multi billions in revenue because you would have tuned...
  • Will Republicans Tank Trump's Spending Cuts?

    01/24/2017 2:53:40 AM PST · by IBD editorial writer · 44 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 1/23/2017 | Staff
    Fiscal Policy: President Trump hasn't released a detailed budget plan yet, but already some Republicans are signaling their disinterest in making deep cuts to federal spending. The biggest obstacle to the conservative parts of Trump's agenda could be his own party. Trump hasn't been shy about wanting to see big changes in federal spending. Shortly before taking the oath of office, news came out that he is aiming for 10% spending cuts and a 20% cut in federal staffing. On his first full day in the White House, he announced a halt to hiring federal workers and a freeze on...
  • Journalists Predictably Freak Out Over Reinstated Reagan Policy on Abortion

    01/23/2017 4:11:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies ^ | January 23, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    To start of his first week in office, Donald Trump spent the morning signing executive orders, one of which was reversing a pro-abortion policy from the Obama Administration. The ‚ÄúMexico City‚ÄĚ policy, more commonly called the ‚ÄúGlobal Gag‚ÄĚ policy by the left, bans federal funds from being given to organizations who pay for or promote abortions overseas. It was originally enacted by Ronald Reagan in 1984 and was rescinded in 2009 by President Obama. Now eight years later, President Trump has reinstated the policy, and some liberal journalists‚Äô displeasure with the news came across in their reporting and their...
  • Universities Cave to Snowflakes (Walter Williams)

    01/23/2017 3:25:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | January 25, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    One wonders just how far spineless college administrators will go when it comes to caving in to the demands of campus snowflakes. For those unfamiliar with the term "snowflakes," it is increasingly being used to characterize college students easily traumatized by criticism and politically incorrect phrases. They demand safe spaces and trigger warnings so as not to be upset by views that challenge their own. Snowflakes feel as though they must be protected against words, events and deeds that do not fully conform to their extremely limited, narrow-minded beliefs built on sheer delusion. This might explain their behavior in the...
  • Delingpole: Womenís March ó See What a Massive, Hillary-Shaped Bullet America Just Dodged?

    01/23/2017 3:02:13 PM PST · by markomalley · 36 replies
    Big Government ^ | 1/23/17 | James Delingpole
    Has anyone actually worked out yet what†that Womenís March over the weekend was all about?Or is it another of those things weíre just supposed to know Ė and the very fact we donít know shows precisely how insensitive and unobservant we are?My initial guess was that it might†have been down to one of the following: A forgotten anniversaryAn unnoticed new hair doA very-much-noticed and far-too-nakedly-lingering glance at Ivanka (or similar)Toilet seat left upTrash taken out Ė but without the liner being replacedThe wrong answer to a question about cellulite or weight or a much-desired but patently unsuitable outfitNothing.†No, seriously. Thereís...
  • Trump Only Has Us to Defend Him

    01/23/2017 2:16:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush ^ | January 23, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH:Let me ask you, if the crowdsÖ? This is not the case, but if the crowds for Trumpís inauguration were among the smallest, what does it matter? What does it matter? It matters not a whit to Trumpís agenda. It doesnít change the fact that he won the election at all. What it does is present the media with a bunch of narrative opportunities to carry forward the lie that a small crowd equals ďthe Russians stole the election.Ē A small crowd equals ďthere never really has been that much enthusiasm for Trump.Ē They ignored Trumpís crowds at his rallies...
  • I was spat on and threatened for backing Trump Ė but he's delivering...

    01/23/2017 2:03:28 PM PST · by markomalley · 14 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 11/23/16 | Cassandra Fairbanks
    On Thursday evening, 19 January, a thousand of the most enthusiastic supporters of Donald Trump put on their finest suits and gowns to head to the DeploraBall at the National Press Club to celebrate our new president.Though a beautiful gala awaited inside, attendees were forced to dodge eggs, thrown batteries, and torment from protesters who had gathered outside.I arrived with friends who had graciously offered to walk in with myself and several other ladies who had been placed on a "target list" put out by the protest organisers.Due to my previous support of Bernie Sanders, and my ultimately voting for...
  • Trump Is President, And Now The Left Justifies Political Violence

    01/23/2017 1:53:37 PM PST · by markomalley · 22 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/23/17 | Scott Greer
    Women around the world put on their pussy hats and marched around this weekend to tell Donald Trump to keep his tiny hands away from their genitalia. The non-violent Womenís March drew in hundreds of thousands of participants in America alone and hyped as a major world-historical event by the press, in spite of its lack of a coherent message excpet for ďwe hate Trump.Ē Many saw it as a sign of the coming age of progressive activism that will ultimately bring down Trump. However, other left-wing demonstrations may prove to be better indicators of whatís to come in Trumpís...
  • Brent Bozell: Donald Trump Will ĎKnock the Teeth Outí of Old Media

    01/23/2017 1:44:49 PM PST · by drewh · 21 replies
    Newsbusters ^ | January 23, 2017 | 11:56 AM EST | STAFF REPORT
    Media Research Center President Brent Bozell on Monday excoriated attempts by the liberal media to destroy Donald Trumpís new administration. He also praised the Presidentís efforts to combat journalists: ďWhat Donald Trump is saying is, ĎIf you hit me unfairly, I'm going to knock your teeth out.í And that is what he has been doing.Ē Talking to Stuart Varney on the Fox Business Network, Bozell continued, ďI think the old media need to be put in their place. Enough of this.... They tried to destroy his campaign before he won. When he won, they tried to destroy during the transition....
  • Nets Spend 12 Times More Coverage on Spicer Fib Flap vs Obamacare Order

    01/23/2017 1:37:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | January 23, 2017 | Mike Ciandella
    The broadcast morning and evening news shows have spent 20 minutes and 18 seconds focusing on White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer‚Äôs comments about the size of Donald Trump‚Äôs Inauguration crowd. Meanwhile, when President Trump signed a far more consequential executive order that limits the penalties from the Affordable Care Act, the same networks spent only 1 minute and 39 seconds covering it ‚Äď less than one-twelfth the coverage. On Sunday's World News Tonight, for example, ABC correspondent Mary Bruce took this jab: "Today, the White House defended their denial of reality." All three networks showed NBC Meet the Press...
  • It Wasnít A Womenís March, Check The Fine Print

    01/23/2017 1:21:44 PM PST · by markomalley · 12 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 1/22/17 | Katie Frates
    On Saturday, hundreds of thousands of men and women marched under the guise of womenís rights.They marched against President Donald Trump and for Black Lives Matter, the environment, gay marriage†and abortion.They didnít march for womenís rights.At least, not in the all-encompassing way the title, Womenís March on Washington, would have you believe.It was a rejection of unity; a march for liberalism and the left.And if you are a woman that prescribes to any belief outside of those strictly regulated by the left, you need not have attended.†No pro-life womenís groups were allowed to be Womenís March partners. New Wave Feminism,...
  • Chuck Schumer Lies, Goes Back on Pompeo Deal (Is anyone surprised?)

    01/23/2017 1:16:59 PM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    Rush ^ | January 23, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So Chuck Schumer promised the Republicans a deal on Mike Pompeo, the nominee for CIA director, and then promptly broke the deal. He lied to them. And theyíre shocked! Theyíre stunned. Theyíre stunned that Schumer would not do what he said he was gonna do. I canít believe this! Of course Schumerís gonna lie! All Chuck Schumerís got is obstruction. Do you realize by now every other previous president has had at least half of his cabinet already in office, and Trumpís only got two? Theyíre delaying this just because they can. Theyíre all gonna get confirmed. Now, Rubioís...
  • Great Expectations

    01/23/2017 10:48:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | January 23, 2017 | Lawrence Meyers
    Good screenwriters know that every story should require an audience to ask themselves subconsciously, ďWhat do I hope for? What do I fear?Ē So, too, for Americans who wonder what the next four years will bring. Itís delightful that the things most right-thinking Americans hope for are the exact opposite of what the Left fears.So what exactly do we hope for? What reasonable expectations can we have with a new crew, to stop the Titanic from hitting the iceberg that a certain former failed President steered it towards? Here are the primary endpoints for January 20, 2021, in no...
  • R-E-S-P-E-C-T

    01/23/2017 10:25:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | January 23, 2017 | Katie Kieffer
    Respect (just a little bit) is all I¬ím askin¬í of my sisters marching in Washington D.C. and around the world‚ÄĒa little respect for our new President. Aretha Franklin¬ís power ballad inspired me to call out the juvenile behavior I¬ím witnessing in hundreds of thousands of my fellow females who last Saturday participated in one of the largest single-day marches in American history: ¬ďWomen¬ís March on Washington.¬Ē Most women do not realize the true agenda of the march¬ís sponsors. While protesters heard calls for ¬ďinclusion,¬Ē ¬ďrights¬Ē and ¬ďlove¬Ē‚ÄĒshadow groups raised dollars and culled email addresses with the goal of restricting civil...
  • A Smithsonian Gift Shop Sells Anti-Trump and Pro-Hillary Paper Dolls

    01/23/2017 7:22:21 AM PST · by Behind Liberal Lines · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 1/13/17 | Menachem Wecker
    There it is: a set of books in a Smithsonian shop criticizing the president. That this is a departure from tradition is suggested by the code of ethics set forth by the National Museum of American History (NMAH), which states that the museum must avoid ďconduct that would compromise the integrity of or public confidence in the Smithsonian.Ē Moreover, since 1939, the Hatch Act has sought to ďensure that federal programs are administered in a nonpartisan fashion, to protect federal employees from political coercion in the workplace.Ē The paper-doll creator doesnít appear to share that perspective. In a ď2016 Year...
  • Trump's Wall vs. the Devil's Lottery

    01/23/2017 7:09:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2017 | D B Louis
    We argue that Trump's wall and enforcement of the immigration laws already on the books would actually be more compassionate than our current immigration policy Ė the virtually open border, lax enforcement of the immigration laws, and sanctuary cities. It is true that many Hispanics illegally crossing our southern border have found a better life here. But they are the winners of a Devil's Lottery. The losers include not only the thousands who have died in the desert, but the countless thousands more who find only hardship and misery, including slavery, after they reach the U.S. Surely, this humanitarian catastrophe...
  • Pres Trump: Donít Nominate Judge Pryor, Get Your 1st Supreme Court Pick Right (Transgender Support?)

    01/23/2017 6:44:54 AM PST · by xzins · 51 replies
    Conservative HQ ^ | 1/23/17 | Richard A Viguerie
    In the celebration of President Donald J. Trumpís inauguration and the drama of his excellent inaugural speech the most important item on his agenda was left unspoken Ė the nomination of a Supreme Court Justice to replace the late and great Antonin Scalia. During the campaign, then-candidate Donald Trump released a list of 21 potential Supreme Court nominees that was met with reaction from conservatives ranging from general approval to ecstasy depending on who you Judge William Pryordefined as a ďconservative.Ē President Trump said several weeks ago, that he planned to forward a nomination to the Senate in the first...
  • Please, Mr. President, Stay Who You Are!

    01/23/2017 6:43:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2017 | Lloyd Marcus
    A few days before Inauguration Day, my 89-year-old black preacher dad said God is responsible for Trump becoming president. I thought about the scripture in which God says, "My ways are not your ways." Frustrated with Obama declaring America no longer a Christian nation while cramming the left's anti-God and anti-America agenda down our throats, millions have been intensely praying for our country. If I were God, I would have answered Americans' prayers by making Ted Cruz president. But God is smarter than me. Trump is exactly what America needs at this point in time. No traditional politician could get...
  • The Filibuster in the Era of Trump

    01/23/2017 6:33:39 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2017 | Ted Noel, M.D
    The filibuster may seem a weapon of obstruction in the hands of Senator Schumer, but the Minority Leader may find himself in a trap of his own making when he uses it. During the Obama years, Republicans campaigned on the promise that "If we control the Senate and the House, we will pass conservative laws to rein in a lawless Obama administration." But after each election Senate Majority Leader McConnell said that that it was almost impossible to get anything done because the Democrats blocked every meaningful action in the Senate. Does that really mean that we have to elect...
  • From the Front Line: Sharia Compliance in the US Military

    01/23/2017 4:56:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 23, 2017 | Pamela Geller
    I recently received this shocking letter from a man who has served as a contractor in Afghanistan. It reveals the appalling extent of sharia compliance in the United States military. My name is John Craig. I have been a contractor in Afghanistan for over five years as a mechanical engineer. Recently I have been dismissed by the command of Bagram Air Field and lost my job. I am in Kuwait and in route to go home and find another job. The reason I was expelled from the base is because I had two copies of the Koran. One was a...

    01/23/2017 12:00:25 AM PST · by JohnHuang2 · 32 replies ^ | 1-22-17 | Joseph Farah
    In 1961, when John F. Kennedy gave his famous inaugural speech, it wasnít controversial. It wasnít considered radical. There were no protesters there to suggest he was being un-American, a man of privilege and wealth, protecting his own self-interest and the status quo. ďAsk not what your country can do for you,Ē he said. ďAsk what you can do for your country.Ē It was common sense back then. But Kennedy, who would sign into law what was the biggest tax cut in the countryís history at that point, understood what was needed to bring greater prosperity and jobs to a...
  • Unsustainable model: Economist says 'balanced budget' adage doesn't work

    01/22/2017 7:13:32 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 39 replies
    The Montana Standard ^ | January 22, 2017 | Tom Lutey
    BILLINGS -- As bipartisan crowd-pleasers go, few get Montanans nodding more approvingly than calls for a balanced federal budget, which is why U.S. Sen. Steve Daines recently offered a bill forcing his peers to go unpaid unless they reign in spending. ďAs I travel around Montana, as I did in December wrapping up a 56-county tour, when I talk about this bill, itís a bill that will literally bring applause from across the state,Ē Daines told The Gazette. The state of Montana balances its budget. The federal government should do the same, or so goes the narrative that literally every...
  • CNN: Is Dictator Trump Making You ĎDoubt Your Own Eyesí to Truth?

    01/22/2017 6:46:29 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies ^ | January 22, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    CNN‚Äôs resident anti-Donald Trump alarmist Brian Stelter took to his show, ‚ÄúReliable Sources,‚ÄĚ Sunday and issued his arguably most dire/bonkers warning about the president yet. ‚ÄúDo citizens in dictatorships recognize what's happening right here right now,‚ÄĚ he sneered, ‚ÄúAre they looking at the first two days of the Trump administration and saying, ‚ÄėOh, that's what my leader does?‚Äô‚ÄĚ Stelter‚Äôs cries of despot were triggered by Trump doing what all politicians do, exaggerate their own performance. Stelter showed nothing but contempt for the president as he ridiculously asked, ‚ÄúWill President Trump deny reality on a daily basis? Will he make up...
  • Donald J Trump, American Hero

    01/22/2017 6:29:56 PM PST · by drewh · 15 replies
    Asia Times ^ | JANUARY 21 2017,ast | David P Goldman
    The protagonists of American popular culture are outsiders with scant patience for authority. The Western heroes invented and Louis LíAmour and portrayed by John Wayne, and their urban cousins Ė the private detectives of Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler they have an inviolable inner code. They donít betray their friends and they donít exploit the weak. They donít aspire to entry into the elite, and they donít apologize for their vulgarity. They come in comic form for example Huckleberry Finn, or nastily serious, like William Munny in Clint Eastwoodís Unforgiven, or a bit of both in Hammettís wise-cracking angel of...
  • President Trump Touts Job Creation, Economic Growth at Inauguration

    01/22/2017 2:34:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | January 22, 2017 | Paul Dykewicz
    WASHINGTON--President Donald Trump vowed in his inaugural speech, following his oath of office Friday, to pursue policies that would spur economic growth, create jobs and protect American interests.An effect likely would be to boost demand for crude oil, which rose in price more than 2% on Inauguration Day, with part of the gain coming after his address. U.S. energy companies, among others, may benefit from his policies.Oil prices could be affected further after Sundayís meeting in Vienna, Austria, between members of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries and some other oil-producing countries, including Russia, which are trying to agree...
  • Get Over It (Hear Hear)

    01/22/2017 2:17:36 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | January 22, 2017 | Paul Jacob
    Nobody cares one whit whether or not you consider Donald J. Trump your president. He is now the president of these United States of America. He won the election fair and square, by the rules ó Electoral College and all ó that everyone knew well in advance. I wonít say, ďGet over it!Ē Because you donít have to get over it if you donít want toóitís a free country. At least thatís the idea. By the way, for the last eight years, I have encountered post after post on Facebook from folks proclaiming that Barack H. Obama wasnít their president....