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  • A House In The Hamptons

    10/20/2019 6:13:59 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | October 20, 2019 | Gil Gutknecht
    He is not as stout. He doesn’t wear glasses. He doesn’t work for the Yankees. Those differences aside, there is something about Intel Chairman Schiff that bears a startling resemblance to Seinfeld’s George Costanza. After pondering this matter, it finally dawned on me. They both have perfected the ability to prevaricate. And to do so quite convincingly. They both have the ability to keep a narrative alive, long after most rational people recognize that the air has completely escaped the balloon. George was such a polished liar that Jerry sought his advice on how to defeat a lie detector test....
  • Twitter Is President Trump’s Version of FDR’s 'Fireside Chats

    10/20/2019 4:54:21 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 20, 2019 | John Pence
    Social media, and Twitter in particular, is President Trump’s version of a “fireside chat” — the tool he uses to speak directly to the American people. President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously used his fireside chats to buoy the nation’s spirits during the Great Depression and World War II — but he also used the weekly radio address to make the case for his policy proposals, allowing him to circumvent a polarized news media and reduce the complexities of government into language that all Americans could understand. Just as FDR found a way to maximize the political utility of radio...
  • Trump scraps plans to host 2020 G-7 summit at Doral resort amid Dem uproar

    10/20/2019 4:37:01 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    Fox News ^ | 10/20/2019 | Morgan Phillips
    President Trump announced Saturday night that his administration will no longer consider his personal resort in Doral, Fla., to host the 2020 G-7 summit, and suggested he might consider Camp David presidential retreat in Maryland instead. “Based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump National Doral, Miami, as the Host Site for the G-7 in 2020,” the president tweeted. “We will begin the search for another site, including the possibility of Camp David, immediately. Thank you!” The announcement followed earlier tweets in which he said he thought he “was doing something very...
  • Businesses Sucking Up To Government

    10/20/2019 4:16:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 20, 2019 | Derek Hunter
    Whether you like them or not, a lot of big businesses are sucking up to government in ways couched as being principled, but are really just attempts to make sure they maintain their dominance. Preemptively addressing an issue is one way, an effective way, to keep the government from crushing your business, but it’s also a way some companies are hoping to fend off further scrutiny from legislators. This week we saw two examples: one from Facebook and the other from Juul.In one case, Facebook is pretending to be pro-free speech, and in the other, Juul is pretending to care...
  • Snit Romney

    10/20/2019 3:36:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | October 20, 2019 | Kurt Schlichter
    I want my vote back, Mitt. Give me back my vote. In 2012, I voted for this insufferable establishment icon, this inept goof who the Democrats wish every Republican would emulate. Some nights, I wake up sweating and screaming when I relive it in my nightmares. I should have taken my ballot, lit it on fire and flushed it down the Schiffhole. But Romney does serve a purpose, as hard as that is to see through his pathetic antics. His perpetual groveling for approval – including, hilariously, from Donald Trump himself who just broke him right in front of our...
  • VICTOR DAVIS HANSON: Kurdish, Syrian, and Turkish Ironies

    10/20/2019 12:19:34 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 23 replies
    NationalReview ^ | October 16, 2019 | By VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
    Outrage met Donald Trump’s supposedly rash decision to pull back U.S. troops from possible confrontational zones between our Kurdish friends in Syria and Recep Erdogan’s expeditionary forces. Turkey claims that it will punish the Syrian Kurds for a variety of supposed provocations, including aiding and abetting Kurdish terrorist separatists inside Turkey. But what they say they can so easily do and what they really can do inside Syria are, of course, two different things. ~~skip~~ Otherwise, our presence in the firing line could raise the specter that we’d either refuse our Article V (collective defense) commitments to Turkey that Erdogan...
  • Impeachment Out Of Mind, Trump Receives Warm Welcome From Record-Breaking Crowd In Dallas

    10/19/2019 6:35:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 19, 2019 | Madline Osburn
    When talking to supporters both before and after the rally, impeachment seemed to be furthest from their mind. October 18, 2019 By Madeline Osburn DALLAS, Texas — It’s only fitting that the first sentence out of President Trump’s mouth at his Dallas, Texas rally on Thursday night was about the luxury fashion brand Louis Vuitton.“I am thrilled to be here, deep in the heart of Texas, where we just opened a beautiful, new Louis Vuitton plant,” Trump said from the American Airlines Center podium.Wealthy, beautiful women with designer purses is in fact what many Texans think of when they think...
  • When the Dream of Owning a Home Became a Nightmare

    10/19/2019 4:22:22 PM PDT · by karpov · 81 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 19, 2019 | Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor
    When tens of thousands of African-Americans held the keys to their first homes in the early 1970s as part of a new federal program that encouraged black homeownership, they thought they were about to fulfill the American dream. Instead they got an American nightmare. The story begins with the urban uprisings of the late 1960s, which were reactions to decades of poverty, racism and a lack of opportunity. According to the Kerner Commission, a major cause was government-sponsored housing segregation that had confined African-Americans to rental housing in urban neighborhoods while subsidizing white flight to the suburbs. Black people, too,...
  • 6 Crazy School District Responses To Parents Mad About LGBT Indoctrination Of Preschoolers

    10/19/2019 5:52:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 42 replies
    The Federalist ^ | Octopber 18, 2019 | Joy Pullman
    An Illinois school district's leaders heard from upset parents after the children started talking about what they were learning about LGBT sex in school. They responded so badly, they should resign.Last week I wrote about a suburban Chicago school district’s Oct. 7-11 week of LGBT curriculum as an example of what the state legislature has required all Illinois public schools to teach starting next July. Although the Evanston/Skokie school district is in a very liberal area, not all parents were comfortable with their preschoolers being taught, among other things, that polyamorous families are equivalent to families of sexually faithful married...
  • Hillary Clinton Engages In Insane Conspiracy Theory Attacking Tulsi Gabbard

    10/19/2019 4:49:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    The Federalist ^ | October 19, 2019 | Tristan Justice
    Former secretary of state and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton claimed Tuesday that the Russians are propping up U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii for a third-party presidential run in 2020. “I’m not making any predictions, but I think they’ve got their eye on somebody who is currently in the Democratic primary and are grooming her to be the third-party candidate,” Clinton said of Russia’s involvement in the next presidential election on former Obama White House advisor David Plouffe’s podcast. “She’s the favorite of the Russians.” During the interview, Clinton also branded former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein...
  • Is 'Hate Speech' Dangerous?

    10/19/2019 3:26:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    American ^ | October 19, 2019 | H. K. Rivera
    As a concept, freedom of speech arguably dates back to Socrates. He said to his prosecutors, "If you offered to let me off this time on condition I am not any longer to speak my mind... I should say to you, 'Men of Athens, I shall obey the Gods rather than you.'" While Plato was busy writing dialogues and showing us that Socrates was advocating for free speech more than 2000 years ago, freedom of speech as a legal right did not actually exist until the 17th century. The people of both the United States and Britain were ensured certain...
  • Whom do our politicians really serve in our country?

    10/19/2019 2:41:14 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    American ^ | October 15, 2019 | K.S. Guardiola
    "For those who make the rules, there are no rules," declares Tommy Shelby, the infamous head of a crime family and also a newly elected member of the British Parliament in the latest season of the hit TV series Peaky Blinders. The series is a multi-season award-winning British crime drama appearing on Netflix in the U.S. It is set in Birmingham, England in the time period 1919 to 1929 and features a powerful and violent crime family called Peaky Blinders, led by the Shelby family, with Tommy Shelby as the lead mobster. Shelby, played by the actor Cillian Murphy, advances...
  • Is America for or against Underdogs?

    10/19/2019 2:22:45 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    American ^ | October 19, 2019 | E. Jeffrey Ludwig
    When I was growing up in the fifties and sixties, it was believed that America was supportive of the underdog. That was before increasing numbers of people came to believe that America produced underdogs. In fact, in the minds of the Left, our country is an underdog factory. Or it might be more accurate to say the Left believes that America is an underdog junkie — we are addicted to turning out, bringing in, insisting upon, and embracing underdogism as an exploitative national philosophy. Yet, as sneaky hypocrites, we say we care. We give a lot to charity. We send...
  • Who Gets Blamed if ISIS Fighters Come Back?

    10/19/2019 10:45:26 AM PDT · by yoe · 76 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | October 18, 2019 | Con Coughlin
    US President Donald Trump personally made a number of appeals to European leaders requesting they do more to take responsibility for their ISIS-affiliated nationals... the Europeans refused to budge, arguing that having them return home would increase the risk of Islamist-inspired acts of terrorism....[snip]Ever since the US-led coalition succeeded in destroying most of ISIS in Syria, one vital issue has left been unresolved, namely: what to do with the thousands of ISIS fighters who were taken prisoner and confined to Kurdish-run detention centres. The problem is particularly acute with regard to the estimated 2,500 foreign fighters -- the majority of...
  • Proving a Negative

    10/19/2019 9:46:01 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    American ^ | October 19, 2019 | Steve Feinstein
    Proving a negative -- proving that the absence of something is definitively due to very specific reasons or circumstances -- is an inexact science at best. There is a hugely significant “negative” that has occurred recently, one that is quite plausibly due to some very distinct actions and clear-cut decisions made by the American oil industry and the Trump administration: the non-event that has happened is world crude oil prices not rising in spite of the cruise missile and drone attack on the Saudi oil fields on September 14th, 2019 that destroyed a significant portion of Saudi oil production, the...
  • Calling All Rosa Parks Americans

    10/19/2019 9:41:27 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    American ^ | October 19, 2019 | Lloyd Marcus
    The insanity going on before our very eyes regarding the Democrats' and fake news medias' latest campaign to impeach Trump over nonsense is infuriating millions of Americans. It is the equivalent of Adam Schiff flooding the airwaves with the lie that Trump stole his car and must be impeached for it. Meanwhile, Schiff's car is parked untouched in his driveway for all the world to see. Ignoring the truth that Schiff's car was not stolen, the Democrats and fake news media cart out a dozen witnesses (whistleblowers) who claim they saw Trump commit the crime. This is exactly what is...
  • Bernie vs. Corey and the Socialist Nightmare of ‘Medicare for All’

    10/19/2019 9:19:31 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | October 19, 2019 | Andrew Mangione
    While campaigning in Las Vegas, Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders experienced chest pains, his presidential campaign staff reports. What happened next is really quite remarkable.He was transported to a nearby hospital within an hour of presenting with symptoms, placed on a priority list due to his condition and then treated by the best physicians, nurses, technicians in the world using the most advanced equipment available. During the procedure, two stents were inserted into his cardiac arteries to relieve blockage. Best of all, his prognosis for recovery is excellent.Thank goodness his health scare did not happen in Cuba. Cuba does not have...
  • America First or Kurdistan First — Take Your Pick

    10/19/2019 7:13:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | October 19, 2019 | Nicholas Waddy
    Democrats, talking heads in the media, and even most establishment Republicans are united in their condemnation of President Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. troops from the border area between Syrian Kurdistan and Turkey. Trump has “betrayed” a faithful ally, they say, destabilizing the region and emboldening dictators in Turkey, Syria, and Russia. How dare he?The fact is, however, that the conventional wisdom in Washington, D.C. is wrong. U.S. intervention is not a panacea that can fix any international problem, and the time has come for U.S. forces to leave Syria and let the Syrian people decide their own destiny.President Trump's...
  • As Planned Parenthood Shuns Taxpayer Funds, Women Discover Better Options

    10/19/2019 6:58:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | October 19, 2019 | Ingrid Skop
    Planned Parenthood’s exit from the federal Title X family planning program has spurred an array of allies to sound alarms about “millions of women” losing access to cancer screenings and birth control.  The charge is baseless and absurd.Women will still have many providers and facilities from which to obtain health care and contraception if Planned Parenthood is no longer an option.  Federally qualified health clinics and other rural and community health centers outnumber Planned Parenthood clinics by as much as 20 to one and they offer many services that Planned Parenthood does not: mammograms, immunizations, and care for medical disorders...
  • Oh, So That's How Many Electoral Votes Trump Will Clinch in 2020

    10/19/2019 6:25:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies ^ | October 19, 2019 | Matt Vespa
    It’s early. Way too early to discuss polling in any serious measure, especially in the absence of a Democratic nominee, but the liberal media loves to trot out their trash polls about the president’s approval ratings and support for impeachment in what could be argued as a prolonged campaign to demoralize the GOP base. It won’t. If anything, how the liberal media has behaved over the past three years has only become one massive in-kind contribution to Trump’s re-elect as everyone sees through their bias, lies, and gross incompetence. How many times were we told about Russian collusion? It was...