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  • President Trump’s “Missile Crisis” Nothing Like JFK’s

    10/21/2017 6:29:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    Those who think “Fake News” started with Trump and the media’s “slobbering love affair” with a U.S. president started with Obama should have seen John F. Kennedy’s term. Imagine Obama's term with no Fox News, internet or talk radio. That’s about what JFK enjoyed. And tragically, the fairy tales Kennedy’s court scribes concocted about JFK’s Pattonesque handling of the Cuban Missile Crisis prevail in media/academic circles even today. In fact, you’d never guess this from the “think pieces” from today’s “Best and Brightest” in the Fake News media, but that Khrushchev swept the floor with Kennedy during the Cuban Missile...
  • Where Does Spokane Green Group’s Support Come From?

    10/21/2017 6:15:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2017 | Brian McNicoll
    Democrats in Washington state, like their counterparts in the other Washington, don’t always think the law applies to them. They can create elaborate procedures to trip up Republicans in, say, election law. But those requirements are quite optional where they are concerned.Part of this is they see themselves as the good guys, fighting for right – no matter how many jobs are lost, how much damage is done to the economy or how little the measure does to help the environment. If they have to bend a few rules to make it happen – hey, it was the right thing...
  • Outing the Weinsteins

    10/21/2017 6:06:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2017 | Michael Reagan
    We know Hollywood moguls are infamous for taking advantage of aspiring young actresses. The movie producer's casting couch has been a "tradition" since Tinsel Town began. But Harvey Weinstein must be setting some kind of record. His sexual rap sheet gets longer every day. Since the New York Times broke the stories about his serial misconduct earlier this month, more than 40 actresses, studio workers and models have come forward to accuse the powerful producer of everything from sexual harassment to rape. Now the L.A. Times is reporting that the LAPD is investigating charges by an Italian model-actress that Weinstein...
  • Diversity is a Weakness, Not a Strength

    10/21/2017 5:37:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 21, 2017 | John Hawkins
    "Diversity is a strength” is one of those Orwellian maxims that’s just generally accepted as truth by most Americans despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary.Granted, if you’re talking about a DIVERSITY OF IDEAS, you can certainly come up with some situations where it’s a strength. For example, in the movie World War Z, Israel is saved (at least temporarily) by having a “tenth man” whose job is to forcefully argue for the alternative viewpoint to a situation where everyone agrees. So instead of laughing off the idea that Israel might face a zombie invasion, Israelis realized there was merit...
  • Excusing Rape in the Name of Art

    10/21/2017 4:00:20 AM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 10/21/17 | Robin Ridless
    The most striking thing about the Harvey Weinstein revelations is the complete, almost syndicated, nature of the imputed wrongdoing. Seamlessness characterizes all successful cover-ups, but this one appears particularly sinister because narcissistic illusion was the participants’ stock-in-trade. It was also their Achilles heel. According to reports, gorgeous, soigné women who affected tough, powerful personas on and off stage were, behind the scenes, belittled and overwhelmed by this monstrous overlord. Those who thwarted his advances were bought off. Others who weren’t bought off were silenced by collusive media. Still others were consigned to anonymity, abandoned to their own confusion. And still...
  • Mass Immigration Will Make The U.S. More Like Latin America

    10/20/2017 6:59:40 PM PDT · by markomalley · 27 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/20/17 | Costin Alamariu
    Sometimes it seems Latin America is on the brink of Mad Max apocalypse. Mexico is nearing state collapse. Oil-rich Venezuela is out of gas, its people reduced to cooking with firewood. Over indoor campfires the starving are roasting rabbits and maybe other pets. Armed motorcycle gangs police the streets—hunting rabbit and bushmeat these days in Caracas can be tricky.Why does our elite think a United States demographically similar to Latin America will be spared the dysfunctions of Mexico and Venezuela? Many, conservatives and liberals alike, believe in the power of the Constitution to transform anyone into an American. Recently Nebraska...
  • Russia-Obsessed Media Shocked To Discover Facts About Russia Stories That Discredit Their Narrative

    10/20/2017 3:40:38 PM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 10/19/17 | Mollie Hemingway
    This morning President Donald J. Trump tweeted:He’s referring to yesterday’s news that, as CNN headlined its story on the matter, “Fusion GPS partners plead Fifth before House Intel.”Fusion GPS is the firm that paid for and disseminated the discredited dossier that former FBI director James Comey briefed President Obama and President-elect Trump about in January. The almost immediate and well-sourced leak of that briefing to CNN is what got the Russia scare really going in January. BuzzFeed published the dossier very soon after CNN’s story ran.So, as Trump and CNN note, folks at the firm took the Fifth in a...
  • MSNBC Conspiracy Theory: Travel Ban Caused Deaths of U.S. Troops in Niger

    10/20/2017 3:24:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | October 20, 2017 | Kyle Drennen
    On her primetime show Thursday night, MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow peddled an unsubstantiated conspiracy theory that somehow the Trump administration’s travel ban led to the deaths of four U.S. special forces soldiers in Niger. The accusation was then repeated on Friday by fellow MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell despite a complete lack of evidence. “September 24th of this year, which was three and a half weeks ago, the Trump administration announced it’s new Muslim ban....they added in North Korea, they added in Venezuela, and they added in Chad,” Maddow declared early in the 9 p.m. ET hour Thursday night. Connecting the...
  • My Analysis of General Kelly’s Remarks

    10/20/2017 3:01:44 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 20, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I want to go through the audio sound bites. This happened yesterday. It happened after the program yesterday, the Chief of Staff John Kelly going to the press room in the White House and making his statement in the middle of this controversy over whether or not Trump knows what to say and says the right things when he calls the families of military people killed in action. This is just… You have to hear this — and if you have already heard it, please indulge me, because I’ve only seen excerpts of it. We got pretty much the...
  • Gregg Jarrett: Lynch, the Clintons and a series of fantastic coincidences

    10/20/2017 2:18:15 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 20, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    I don’t believe in coincidences. Not when it comes to crimes. Especially when they involves political corruption. No such thing as a coincidence. Doesn’t exist. Yet, we are led to believe it was merely a coincidence that Bill Clinton just happened to be on the tarmac of an Arizona airport at the same time as then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch. We are supposed to accept that their private meeting on board Lynch’s plane had nothing whatsoever to do with the criminal investigation of Hillary Clinton which the A-G was overseeing at the time. Right. They just “schmoozed” about grandkids and what-not....
  • NFL Outreach to Our Communities Is Failing, Ratings Continue to Plunge

    10/20/2017 1:41:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 20, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I guess the NFL outreach to our communities on our issues didn’t matter much. Thursday night football ratings down last night, preliminary overnight metered markets. The Raiders, it was a close game, apparently. I didn’t see it. I didn’t watch it. But the Kansas City Chiefs lost 31-30 on a last-minute, walk-off touchdown pass. The Drive-Bys are calling it a walk off touchdown pass. It sounds like it was a good game, but I didn’t see it. And not as many people as used to see it saw it, because the ratings continue to plunge. BREAK TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Have...
  • Underrated Presidents, Good Times? [And fake headline from USA Today]

    10/20/2017 1:33:48 PM PDT · by SJackson · 4 replies
    Beyond his legislative failures, despite his futile feuds with professional athletes, GOP senators and members of his own Cabinet, in the face of feeble poll numbers and relentless condemnation from prestigious commentators, President Trump could yet preside over four dynamic years of peace, prosperity and progress. Those who dismiss this optimistic proposition should consider six of Trump’s underrated predecessors. The presidents who served between 1868 and 1896 showed that it’s possible for the nation to flourish and rise without acclaimed, accomplished or even popular leadership in the White House….Read the full column at USATODAY.COM
  • Obama Says Politics Is Infecting Our Communities

    10/20/2017 1:29:19 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | October 20, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So Obama is back on the campaign trail, stump speeching for Democrat candidates for whatever, which guarantees those candidates are going to lose, by the way. But he said something that typifies to me the divide that we have in the country. Obama is saying that instead of politics reflecting our values, politics is now intruding or corrupting or whatever our communities. There it is again, our communities, instead of politics reflecting our values. Now, the arrogance of that — let me tell you what Obama means by that. He means that when he was president and his administration...
  • Robinson: Trump is the one who has no idea what he was signing up for

    10/20/2017 12:40:19 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 75 replies
    San Jose Mercury-News ^ | October 19, 2017 | By EUGENE ROBINSON
    WASHINGTON -- One person who obviously didn’t know “what he was signing up for” is President Trump. Others include Trump voters who believed they were electing a decent human being to be commander in chief. What Trump reportedly said to the grief-stricken widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, who gave his life for his country, is not some kind of minor miscue or media-fueled distraction. It speaks to the core issue of Trump’s character and demonstrates, as clearly as any incident to date, his unfitness for the office he holds — and dishonors. Trump is a weak, narcissistic man in...
  • The Self-Dealing Presidency of Donald Trump

    10/20/2017 10:48:27 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 19, 2017 | Times Editorial Board
    If Donald Trump thinks there’s nothing wrong with exploiting the presidency for his personal profit, he should read the Constitution. That’s the argument plaintiffs made in a Manhattan federal court on Wednesday, in the first-ever lawsuit to accuse a president of violating the emoluments clauses — once-obscure constitutional provisions that the nation’s founders adopted to prevent corruption of public officials. The emoluments clauses are based on a simple, sound idea — that the nation’s security and well-being are threatened when those entrusted with acting in the public interest use their office for private gain. Until Jan. 20, there was no...
  • Opinion: With Trump's toxic view of EPA expect sewage in your water

    10/20/2017 10:32:18 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 35 replies
    New Jersey Star-Ledger ^ | October 20, 2017 | By David Pringle
    What do severe cuts to core environmental protections and New Jersey's middle class losing federal tax deductions for local property and state income taxes have in common? What's the common thread between climate programs and Obamacare? These key protections and programs are on the chopping block to pay for tax cuts for the wealthiest one percent of Americans if the Trump administration and their allies in Congress have their way. Experts with scientific certainty say damage from regular flooding and extreme weather like Harvey, Irma, Irene and Maria will occur with increasing severity and frequency due to human-caused climate change....
  • Trump Bends The Knee To King Corn

    10/20/2017 9:32:18 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 52 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | October 19, 2017 | Investor's Business Daily
    Corny Capitalism: This is one campaign promise we wish President Trump would break. But alas, he just told his EPA to give up any thought of cutting back on the federal government's anti-consumer, anti-environment ethanol mandate. Sad. The story begins in 2005, when President Bush approved the Renewable Fuel Standard program as part of an energy bill, which required oil refiners to blend in predetermined amounts of "biofuels" into their gasoline, starting at 4 billion gallons in 2006. A revised version of the RFS, which Bush signed in 2007, expanding the program, requiring ethanol levels to climb steadily to 36...
  • Cruz totally outclassed Sanders in last night’s debate

    10/20/2017 8:07:33 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 19, 2017 | Ed Rogers
    CNN is to be commended for their sponsorship of the tax debate between Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) and Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) last night. It was a serious, informative discussion about an important issue in Washington. Imagine that. During the debate, Cruz did himself — and the Republican Party — a lot of good. He maintained a friendly, informative and nimble presence, effectively outlining the case that GOP tax reform is part of an overall economic plan, whereas Sanders’s call for tax increases for the rich appeared to be knee-jerk and punitive rather than part of a serious economic policy. And...
  • Our frozen melting pot ... and who's responsible

    10/20/2017 7:13:03 AM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Badger Institute ^ | Oct. 18, 2017 | AARON RODRIGUEZ
    The left’s complaints about cultural appropriation keep Americans separated rather than united When Michael Sampson organized a taco festival in Milwaukee last year, he had no idea he’d find himself in the middle of a controversy. He put together the event to promote local businesses, including some of the city’s most popular Mexican eateries, but this didn’t assuage Mexican chef Gil Amador-Licea. In an April 2016 blog post titled “Milwaukee Taco Fest, I’m not your sidekick,” Amador-Licea accused the organizers of “cultural appropriation” — a term coined by leftist academics to signify when members of a dominant culture borrow traditions...
  • Media Ignore Real Democratic Scandals

    10/20/2017 7:09:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 20, 2017 | David Limbaugh
    Why the collective liberal media yawn on the multi-headed Democratic scandals surfacing everywhere except on their pages and airwaves? It's not that the stories are too far-fetched and thin to interest self-respecting journalists, because they are real, damning and supported by sufficiently credible evidence to warrant serious attention and scrutiny. There are the notorious Trump dossier, the Clinton-infected uranium bribery scandal and the prematurely drafted FBI memo to exonerate the most recently defeated United States presidential candidate, Hillary Clinton, who, by the way, is still acting like a heat-seeking missile in search of just one plausible excuse for her loss....