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  • Amid immigration setbacks, one Trump strategy seems to be working: Fear

    04/30/2017 5:42:09 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 42 replies
    Washington Post ^ | April 30, 2017
    In many ways, President Trump’s attempts to implement his hard-line immigration policies have not gone very well in his first three months. His travel ban aimed at some Muslim-majority countries has been blocked by the courts, his U.S.-Mexico border wall has gone nowhere in Congress, and he has retreated, at least for now, on his vow to target illegal immigrants brought here as children. But one strategy that seems to be working well is fear. The number of migrants, legal and illegal, crossing into the United States has dropped markedly since Trump took office, while recent declines in the number...
  • Leftists, Ask Yourselves: ‘Should I Stay or Should I Go?'

    04/30/2017 3:37:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    American ^ | April 30, 2017 | John Steinreich
    Since the left views Donald Trump as Hitler and the Republican Party – currently dominant in Congress and the majority of statehouses­ – as accomplices in his fascist tyranny, the existential question each liberal-progressive ought to be asking himself is the very question a punk rock band made famous as the refrain of their most popular tune. The lyrics of The Clash's 1982 song "Should I Stay or Should I Go" reflect the singer's indecisiveness about whether he should remain in a relationship with a woman who today entices him and tomorrow plays hard to get. "One day it's fine,...
  • The Unfortunate Phenomenon of Black Political Groupthink

    04/30/2017 3:29:33 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American ^ | April 30, 2017 | Lloyd Marcus
    My black brother called me from Baltimore feeling frustrated and alone. He is surrounded by blacks, including his own household, who believe everything they are told by fake news media. No amount of data, logic, or truth seems to penetrate their wall of brain-dead loyalty to the Democrat party and worship of Obama. My brother said that even at his all-black church every sermon includes digs against Trump. In his black circles, spouting the truth about Obama is not tolerated. They angrily reject data confirming that blacks moved backwards culturally and economically after eight years of Obama. As a strong...
  • Ronald Reagan's Lesson for President Trump

    04/30/2017 11:01:07 AM PDT · by drewh · 4 replies
    Newsbsuters/Media Research Center ^ | May 1 2017 ast | Graham and Bozell
    It's something most conservatives a year ago would not have imagined: the opening act of Donald Trump’s agenda in the White House contains a real whiff of Ronald Reagan. To be sure, there's plenty the Reaganites won't like -- talk of trillion-dollar federal building campaigns, taxing business at the border, etc. -- but there's plenty to applaud as well. He’s proposing dramatic across-the-board tax cuts. That’s Reaganesque. He’s reasserting American strength and resolve in response to the dictators who rattle sabers at America. That’s Reaganesque. He’s appointing judges and Supreme Court justices that follow the Constitution instead of acting like...
  • Smashing the Patriarchy (and Asian Salad)

    04/30/2017 10:50:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    American ^ | April 30, 2017 | Clarice Feldman
    The Handmaiden’s Tale: The Theocratic Patriarchy is HereDeep inside the bowels of the Democratic Party there must be what an online friend “Miss Marple” calls the Department of Scary Stories. This mysterious department regularly turns out tales designed to frighten (often successfully) the more credulous. When Mitt Romney ran for president the most ludicrous of these was that he would ban tampons, a bit of nonsense that I saw was credited as the truth by many. These are the same people who cannot identify the photograph of a single political figure and would never pass a basic civics test, but...
  • Left Wing New Orleans Mayor Declares War on History

    04/30/2017 10:39:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | April 30, 2017 | Jeff Crouere
    It is quite ironic that the liberal Democrat Mayor of New Orleans, Mitch Landrieu, is trying to erase uncomfortable parts of the city’s rich history while simultaneously preparing to celebrate the tri-centennial next year. A world-renowned city known for priceless architecture and monuments is becoming less interesting, all because of Landrieu’s insatiable political aspirations. The march toward political correctness began early Monday morning at 1:30 a.m. as masked men in unmarked vehicles with no license plates removed the Liberty Place Monument. It will be the first of four Confederate monuments removed in New Orleans. All of them were declared “nuisances”...
  • MICHAEL SAVAGE NEWSLETTER: We're still dealing with the thugs on our own (re: Free speech)

    04/30/2017 9:56:00 AM PDT · by Cubs Fan · 9 replies
    Welcome to The Michael Savage Newsletter, your daily report on all things “Savage.” In today’s issue: Savage noted the increasingly violent tactics used by the left — who are now calling themselves, ironically, “anti-fascists — to squelch free speech. snip--------------------------------- I wake up today and every day another speaker is being banned somewhere. Portland parade, I read today, canceled. A rose parade, after protesters — they’re not protesters; they’re domestic terrorists — threatened to rough up Republicans. Now, I’m sorry. This has gone too far. I want the DHS, I want the National Guard, to arrest the so-called left-wing fascists!...
  • Making Government Work For You

    04/30/2017 9:18:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies ^ | April 30, 2017 | Ed Feulner
    Throughout the presidential campaign, Trump supporters were asked what drew them to their preferred candidate. Time and again, they pointed to his “outsider” status. Fed up with conventional politicians, they decided to take a chance on someone different -- someone likely to shake things up. That’s where the reform plan issued April 12 by the Office of Management and Budget comes in. The title --“Comprehensive Plan for Reforming the Federal Government and Reducing the Federal Civilian Workforce” - is a snoozer, but it promises to deliver a real wake-up call to a bloated federal government that is sorely in...
  • President’s Harrisburg Rally Brilliantly Triggers the Media’s Borderline Personality Psychosis…

    04/30/2017 6:52:49 AM PDT · by seekthetruth · 44 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 29, 2017 | Sundance
    Watching several minutes of CNN’s punditry coverage of President Trump’s Harrisburg rally is exceptionally interesting from the perspective of watching what happens when full-throated liberal media ideology is confronted by a political opponent inoculated from battered politician syndrome. The media cries foul. Many intellectually honest people throughout the political era have noted that liberalism -in its modern presentation- is similar to a psychological condition. That’s true. However, the actual condition displayed is more aptly described as Borderline Personality . The advancement of modern liberalism is contingent upon their abused recipient cowering to the demands of the progressive abuser. Modern democrats,...
  • Will the UN Permit Obamacare's Repeal?

    04/30/2017 5:17:54 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 41 replies ^ | April 30, 2017 | Paul Jacob
    Like E.F. Hutton, when the United Nations’ Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights “Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to the enjoyment of the highest attainable standard of physical and mental health” talks, people listen. In disbelief, perhaps. Or amusement. But they listen. Well, at least Washington Post columnist Dana Milbank listens, anyway. Unfortunately, Milbank couldn’t get Dr. Dainius Puras to talk. Puras is the Lithuanian serving as the U.N.’s “Special Rapporteur on the right of everyone to blah, blah, blah.” Milbank did, however, uncover an “urgent appeal” sent by Puras to the U.S. State Department, with...
  • Hail! Hail! Chuck Berry

    04/30/2017 5:08:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | April 30, 2017 | Bruce Bialosky
    The man who was as essential as Elvis Presley to making a music form (Rock ‘n’ Roll) a central part of the world the last 60 years has left us.  Don McLean wrote about the music dying with the loss of the great Buddy Holly in his song classic, American Pie; but, with the passing of Chuck Berry, the music did die.His career did not have an auspicious beginning.  He left the security of his stable family life in a Black area of St. Louis to break some laws and end up with a 10-year sentence for armed robbery at...
  • This Is War

    04/30/2017 4:53:44 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | April 30, 2017 | Derek Hunter
    Republicans never have been particularly good at the culture war. Sure, they won battles here and there. But even most of those victories turned into losses through court decisions anyway. Now we’re in the midst of the ultimate battle in the culture war – the battle for the First Amendment – and if Republicans don’t recognize this is a war and fight like their existence depends on victory, nothing else will matter. If you had told me five years ago that, in 2017, we’d be debating the nature of free speech and whether American citizens could be blocked from speaking...
  • It Will Take An Ax, Not A Scalpel, To Control Federal Spending

    04/29/2017 11:55:30 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 51 replies
    Inestor's Business Daily ^ | April 27, 2017 | Adam Brandon (Freedomworks)
    The federal government once again hit the debt ceiling. The ceiling limits the amount of money the federal government can borrow — a number that was set at $20.1 trillion. Although the issue should have been dealt with in 2015, then-Speaker John Boehner capitulated to President Obama and postponed the debt limit until March 16, 2017. Since then, the federal debt has grown by $1,414,397,000,000 — more than one trillion in less than two years. President Trump promised during his campaign to bring back American prosperity and make Washington work for everyone — not just for the small group of...
  • Can Islam ever be reformed?

    04/29/2017 6:41:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    American ^ | April 29, 2017 | Nonie Darwish
    Muslim reformer Zuhdi Jasser has recently attacked leaders of the anti-Jihad movement in America. He equated them with jihadists when he called them the derogatory word, alt-jihadists, meaning that Americans who speak and write against the evils of Islamic jihad and sharia are just as bad as jihadists. Jasser attacked by name freedom fighters like Stephen Kirby, John Guandolo, Diana West, Clare Lopez, Andrew Bostom, Robert Spender and Pamela Geller. Jasser claims that he coined the word ‘alt-jihadists’ but in fact Arab media beat him to it when they equated vocal anti-jihad leaders with jihadists. To silence critics of jihad...
  • Maybe The Snowflakes Are Right?

    04/29/2017 5:47:43 AM PDT · by Wolfie · 148 replies
    Market-Ticker ^ | April 28, 2017 | Karl Denninger
    Maybe The Snowflakes Are Right? What if "Pajama Boy" is right? GDP came in pretty punky this morning, and a big part of it was consumption -- consumer spending. Much has been said, including by myself, about millennials and other young people on both sides of the millennial generation being less ambitious, living at home even well into their 20s, working part time or not at all. What if their decision is a purely logical one? What if those folks have decided that they're not into "rocket science" (e.g. high-grade math, computer programming, etc) and are not going to go...
  • Progressives Should Love and, in fact, Embrace the 15% Corporate Rate

    04/29/2017 5:38:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | April 29, 2017 | Hank Adler
    THE GOOD (ACTUALLY GREAT)A fifteen percent top tax rate for business and the repatriation of trillions of dollars of untaxed funds stuffed overseas is beyond good. And if there is a single President Trump tax proposal that should be embraced by progressives, this is the proposal they should embrace. If corporate income is going to be taxed at 15% instead of 35%, corporate profits will explode. If corporate profits explode, the stock market should explode. Who are the largest holders of U.S. stocks? Today, virtually every government pension plan is dramatically underfunded. These pensions have begun to squeeze state and...
  • Ignorance, Intolerance, Violence

    04/29/2017 5:17:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | April 29, 2017 | Paul Driessen
    Recent science and climate marches demonstrated how misinformed, indoctrinated, politicized and anti-Trump these activists are – and how indifferent about condemning millions in industrialized nations and billions in developing countries to green energy poverty. Amid it all, University of Michigan history professor Juan Cole helped illustrate how the marchers became so ignorant, insensitive and intolerant. It’s always amazed me how frequently academics, journalists, politicians and students confuse poisonous carbon monoxide (CO) with plant-fertilizing carbon dioxide (CO2). But Professor Cole’s April 17 article in The Nation presents unfathomable ignorance from the intellectual class that is “educating” our young people, while displaying...
  • New Orleans Destroys Confederate Monuments—But Partners with Murderous Racist Regime

    04/29/2017 5:08:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies ^ | April 29, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu cannot stomach the sight of Robert E. Lee in his city.  So one of the city’s most famous landmarks, the statue in Lee Circle in downtown New Orleans, will soon be toppled.  Mayor Landrieu refers to the towering Lee statue as an “aberration.” Historic statues of Jefferson Davis and Confederate General PGT Beauregard are also slated for imminent disgrace and demolition.  Mayor Landrieu first gave vent to his anti-Confederate-monument fetish back in 2015, declaring the monuments “public nuisances” which necessitated prompt removal.  The majority black city-council voted 6-to-1 in his favor for removal.  (Meanwhile the city’s...
  • Ann Coulter: Not Showing UP for Free Speech is a Cultural Shutdown

    04/29/2017 4:52:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | April 29, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    I have been hard on Ann Coulter in the past. I once called her “The Incredible Shrinking Ann Coulter” because of her vicious—and sometimes vulgar—attacks on long-term Presidential favorite Ted Cruz. She was right about Trump, though I still give Senator Cruz mad props for fighting the good fight. His latest legislative insight, civil asset forfeiture of Mexican Drug Lord El Chapo’s billions for the wall—is pure gold. Coulter has written very provocative statements, and one tweet got her fired from National Review. On the flipside, she has written some of the most penetrating and erudite political studies, and never...
  • Let's Be Real: Donald Trump Shouldn't Be Judged on "First 100 Days"

    04/29/2017 4:25:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | April 29, 2017 | Caleb Parke
    It’s time for a moment of honesty.President Donald Trump shouldn’t be measured by the first 100 days like every other politician before him – because he’s not like them and neither are the circumstances surrounding him.Given the hysteria and hype surrounding his presidency, we should scrap the normal timetable.He’s nowhere near a typical politician — he’s a businessman, and the media and Democrats waged war against him before he even stepped foot in the Oval Office. The Left, including top Democratic leadership, have called for impeachment with no evidence to back it up and questioned his legitimacy as president early on:...