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  • Of Guilt and the Late Confederacy

    08/14/2018 5:54:38 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2018 | Bill Murchison
    Anti-Confederate liberals (of various races) can't get over the fact that pro-common-sense liberals, moderates and conservatives (of various races) can't go over the fact that rhetorical agitation over race has led us down a blind alley. The supposed "nationalist" rally in Washington, D.C., last weekend was more an embarrassment to its promoters than it was anything else significant. No one showed up but cops, journalists and anti-nationalist protesters. Ho-hum. We're back approximately where we were before the Charlottesville, Virginia, disaster the Washington march was meant to commemorate -- a foul-tempered shouting match that ended in death for a bystander hit...
  • Obama Carbon Colonialism and Climate Corruption Continue, Part 3

    08/14/2018 3:26:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by David Wojick.Authors' note: This is part three of a three-part series explaining how the U.S. Agency for International Development continues to use climate change, sustainability, subsistence farming and other Green fads to justify lethal Obama era anti-development policies.USAID policies perpetuate disease and malnutritionA decade ago, USAID finally put DDT back in its anti-malaria arsenal, so that the walls and doorways of mud-and-thatch, cinderblock and other primitive homes could be sprayed with the most powerful and long-lasting mosquito repellant ever invented. One DDT spraying every six months keeps the vast majority of these flying killers...
  • Prison Reform: An Unlikely GOP Issue

    08/14/2018 3:05:48 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    Prison reform has normally been an issue embraced by Democrats, not Republicans. But, perhaps, like so many other things in the Trump administration, this, too, is about to change. Last Thursday, President Trump held a roundtable discussion at his Bedminster, New Jersey, property, five governors were in attendance. According to the Federal Bureau of Prisons, 37.8 percent of prison inmates in the U.S. are black, 58.3 percent white, 2.3 percent Native American and 1.6 percent Asian. Yet, blacks are arrested more, charged more, sentenced more harshly and confined to prison longer, even for minor infractions. In Georgia, according to Department...
  • Narcissism and Progressive Activism

    08/14/2018 11:16:45 AM PDT · by PresidentFelon · 7 replies
    David Horowitz (Excerpted from How to Beat the Democrats and Other Subversive Ideas) ^ | August 14th, 2018 | Charles McFarling and David Horowitz
    Have you ever asked yourself why Progressive activists demonstrate so much compassion for illegal immigrants they have never met while treating fellow citizens that disagree with them so badly? The truth is they have little compassion, It is but an act. They are actually hate-filled misanthrops, full of rage. Progressive activists exhibit the stereotypical virtue signalling, false compassion and rage of a pathological narcissist. True compassion isn't situational. Kind people are kind to everyone, they don't profess how much they care about illegal immigrants they have never met while calling their fellow citizens racists and Nazis. Narcissists are pathologically driven...
  • A woman's lament: Please don't grow an effing beard

    08/14/2018 9:51:50 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 250 replies
    CNN ^ | August 13, 2018 | Holly Thomas
    It's tempting to think of the beard as a kind of "return to our ancestral roots" (ironic), but it's not quite as simple as that. Don't kid yourself, hairy paleo diet dude who just can't squeeze a shave between CrossFit sessions. Cavemen plucked their beards with clam shells, Little Mermaid-style, exhibiting a degree of care and attention that so many men today seem happy to dismiss. Men throughout the ages have oscillated between beard-having and not-having, from Alexander the Great's shaven soldiers, to the bushy-chinned Victorians. If the men in my life are anything to go by, there are several...
  • Why Do Liberals Keep Hurting Themselves? (Who Cares If They Do?)

    08/14/2018 6:49:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2018 | Wayne Allyn Root
    Liberals are so obsessed with Donald Trump. But maybe they should start looking in the mirror. The problem is they won’t like what they see.Donald Trump isn’t hurting you. You’re hurting and killing yourselves. You are your own worst enemies. You can never admit that, so you focus all your anger, bitterness, frustration and humiliation on Trump.Take the economy. Liberals refuse to admit the economy was horrible under Obama. They refuse to face facts. Obama spent the most taxpayer money in history. He created the most debt in history. He presided over the most people on welfare, food stamps...
  • Trump Is Not the Reason the GOP Sputtered in Ohio

    08/13/2018 10:16:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 14, 2018 | Salena Zito
    Last week, Republican Troy Balderson struggled to beat Democrat Danny O'Connor in a House special election in suburban Columbus -- an Ohio district the GOP has held for decades and President Trump won by 11 percentage points two years ago. (The race -- still too close to call with a margin of 1,564 votes -- won't be declared until Aug. 24, when all the absentee ballots have been counted.) In March, Republican Rick Saccone lost a special election to Democrat Conor Lamb in Pennsylvania, another district that voted solidly for Trump. Both Ohio and Pennsylvania represent the new coalition...
  • Who’s Afraid of Nancy Pelosi?

    08/13/2018 5:29:41 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 27 replies
    nytimes ^ | Paul Krugman
    Who’s Afraid of Nancy Pelosi? By Paul Krugman Opinion Columnist Aug. 13, 2018 Normally, a party that gives away $2 trillion without worrying about where the money will come from can buy itself at least a few votes. But Donald Trump’s tax cut remains remarkably unpopular, and Republicans barely mention it on the campaign trail — in fact, Democrats are running against the tax cut more than Republicans are running on it. Nor are Republicans talking much about Trump’s trade war, which also remains unpopular. What, then, does the G.O.P. have to run on? It can hype the supposed menace...
  • Nets Devote 93 Minutes to Omarosa's Tell-All Despite Credibility Problems

    08/13/2018 4:03:34 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | August 13, 2018 | Kyle Drennen
    Beginning with Friday’s evening newscasts and going through Monday’s morning shows, the broadcast networks of NBC, ABC, and CBS provided an astonishing 93 minutes of air time to promoting former Trump White House aide Omarosa Manigault-Newman’s new tell-all book blasting the administration and accusing the President of being a “racist.” While hosts and correspondents repeatedly acknowledged the Apprentice star’s major credibility problems, that didn’t stop them from providing the avalanche of coverage. The total was compiled by looking at the evening and morning newscasts Friday night through Monday morning, as well as the Sunday political roundtable shows, NBC’s Meet the...
  • Farewell to the ‘Conservative Movement’

    08/13/2018 3:54:17 PM PDT · by oblomov · 52 replies
    Hot Air / Journal of American Greatness ^ | 10 Aug 2018 | Michael Walsh
    The #NeverTrumpumpkins define themselves by their visceral distaste for the president. He offends their fastidious sensibilities, outrages them with his unfiltered Twitter musings, and violates their sense of propriety with his secular hedonism and sheer joy in his own vulgarity. That he’s also delivering the most conservative administration in history is, to them, beside the point—because Trump neither represents nor embodies “movement” conservatism. And therein, for them, lies the problem. Movements are, almost by definition, attractive to the young and the emotionally immature. Followers love to follow; even more, they love to memorize catechisms and rote talking points, which they...
  • If Trump’s Voters Turn Out This Fall, They’ll Give Republicans A Big Senate Majority

    08/13/2018 3:29:42 PM PDT · by bitt · 21 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 8/13/2018 | thomas mitchell
    n the small-town and rural Midwest, the Republican margin of victory over the Democratic presidential candidate increased to 28.8 percent in 2016 from 12.4 percent in 2012. Hillary Clinton ruled the big Midwestern cities and suburbs in 2016, often surpassing Barack Obama’s 2012 margins of victory in places like Hamilton County, Ohio (Cincinnati) and Hennepin County, Minnesota (Minneapolis.) But in every Midwestern state, the small towns and countryside gave Donald Trump much higher victory margins than they gave Mitt Romney in 2012. The small-town and rural Midwest gave Hillary 20 percent fewer votes than Obama received in 2012, and gave...
  • Where Do We Get Such Losers?

    08/13/2018 2:21:55 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Colin Flaherty
    When delivered by Ronald Reagan, the question “Where do we get such men?” used to be the ultimate contemplation about the people who make this country great. Not anymore. Today, when we look at the delusion and deceit surrounding at least five Democrat members of the U.S. Senate, the question now becomes “Is this the best we have?” Let’s look at a few. When Cory Booker moved to Newark, New Jersey, he had it all: multiple degrees from Stanford, a Rhodes scholarship, a winning smile and a willingness to lie his keister off about a central feature of his earlier...
  • Manslaughter Charges Filed in Florida Handicap Parking Spot Shooting

    08/13/2018 12:33:43 PM PDT · by servo1969 · 183 replies
    Legalinsurrection.com ^ | 8-13-2018 | Andrew Branca
    Michael Drejka, the 47-year old shooter of 28-year-old Markeis McGlockton over a July 19 dispute about a handicap parking spot, has been arrested and charged with manslaughter, reports the Tampa Bay Times and other news sources. He is being held on $100,000 bail in Pinellas County Jail.We previously covered this case immediately after it occurred here:Law of Self Defense VIDEO: Just because it's lawful to present the gun doesn't mean it's lawful to press the triggerand here:Law of Self Defense: VIDEO: Shove-Shoot Case Sheriff's StatementDrejak has a potential, if marginal, justification claim of self-defense here. The key issue is whether...
  • Some Dare Call It Diplomacy

    08/13/2018 9:55:03 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Brian Darling
    President Donald J. Trump made a great decision to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin last month in Helsinki, Finland. Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) just returned from a congressional trip to meet with his counterparts in Russia to discuss better relations between the two nations. Right now, relations with Russia have become so partisan expect Democrats and Never-Trump Republicans to find reasons to criticize Paul’s diplomatic breakthrough that may lead to a historic era of better relations between the two countries. While some irrationally scream of “treason,” the truth is that President Trump and Senator Paul’s efforts are an example...
  • Omarosa Put Our Country’s Security At Risk

    08/13/2018 9:39:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 29 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Erich Reimer
    On Sunday former Director of Communications for the White House Office of Public Liaison and The Apprentice reality star Omarosa Manigault revealed on NBC’s “Meet the Press” that she had recorded her dismissal conversation with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly in the Situation Room. Not only that, but she actually played a 20-second recording of the conversation. The White House Situation Room is one of the most essential and secure places for our country’s national security. It is where our civilian leadership, intelligence services, and military plan, discuss, and implement many of our top-level defense and security actions...
  • Strong Patents: Key To A Strong Economy

    08/13/2018 9:25:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    I recently had the pleasure to sit on a panel with a number of incredible inventors and leaders on innovation issues in an experience that was both inspiring and infuriating. Discussing a new documentary on the patent system – Invalidated: The Shredding of the US Patent System – which I had the honor of being interviewed for, we discussed the state of the patent system and American innovation. I was inspired by these inventors who joined, and others who participated in this movie. Through ingenuity, creativity and persistence they have created inventions that save lives, increase productivity, make life easier...
  • Fascists v. Socialists: Socialist Supremacists Win Round 2

    08/13/2018 9:03:16 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Then out came the rain and washed out all the idiots. “Fascism, Nazism, Communism and Socialism are only superficial variations of the same monstrous theme—collectivism.” Ayn Rand. In 2017, in Round One of the modern Fascist v. Socialist collectivist showdown in Charlottesville, both sides proved to the American people what we had already known: that they are two dueling groups of dangerous idiots. About the Fascists, we learned that they continue to believe in Nazi and KKK ideology. Walking around with tiki torches, in what could only be described as the least colorful luau of all time, singular white male supremacists shouted German...
  • If You Aren’t Trying To Change Someone’s Mind On Politics, You Aren’t Doing Your Job

    08/13/2018 8:49:13 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 13, 2018 | Scott Moorefield
    They say you aren’t supposed to talk politics and religion, but who are “they,” and why on earth not? After all, those are the most interesting, and consequential, things. If you practice a religion, it’s probably a component of that religion to spread its “good news” to other people. There’s nothing wrong with that, even though Christians, in particular, are told to essentially “sit down and shut up” regarding the Bible’s take on things. But despite this, many Christians continue to spread the Gospel to their communities and the rest of the world, and that’s a good thing.But what about politics? Oh,...
  • Has the #WalkAway Campaign Doubled Trump’s Approval Ratings Among Black Americans?

    08/13/2018 6:27:11 AM PDT · by Libloather · 22 replies
    Townhall ^ | 8/07/18 | Joy Overbeck
    According to Rasmussen Reports on August 2, black Americans’ approval of the job President Trump is doing nearly doubled in one year, from 15 percent in August, 2017, to 29% in 2018. This could be devastating to the Democrats who depend on their traditional windfall of 85 to 95 percent of the black vote for election victory. That the stunning new prosperity driven by the Trump tax cuts has given blacks and other minorities reasons to celebrate job opportunities and family economic gains unknown during the Obama years is certainly one reason for this new phenomenon. But maybe the mind-shift...
  • Economic Boom: Media Rewrite History To Credit Obama Instead Of Trump

    08/13/2018 6:16:03 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 40 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | IBD Editorial Board
    Growth: The stronger the economy gets under President Trump, the more desperate his critics are to hand credit over to Obama. Even if that entails changing the past. A recent New York Times story says it all: "An Economic Upturn Begun Under Obama Is Now Trump's To Tout." The article begins by admitting that "by nearly every standard measure, the American economy is doing well," then spends the next 1,400 words arguing that the current good times have nothing to do with Trump's economic agenda. The economy, reporter Patricia Cohen declares, "is following the upward trajectory begun under President Barack...