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  • Liberal Pundit Paul Krugman is Wrong Again

    12/12/2017 9:32:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Decemer 13, 2017 | Mike Fuljenz
    At 12:42 am on Wednesday morning, November 9, 2016, the Liberal Nobel-Prize winning economist Paul Krugman filed an article for the New York Times titled “The Economic Fallout,” which began like this:“It really does now look like President Donald J. Trump, and markets are plunging. When might we expect them to recover? Frankly, I find it hard to care much, even though this is my specialty. The disaster for America and the world has so many aspects that the economic ramifications are way down my list of things to fear. Still, I guess people want an answer. If the question...
  • For Once, the Joke Is on Al Franken

    12/12/2017 9:14:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2017 | Salena Zito
    There is a strong argument to be made that Sen. Al Franken's central reason for resigning is he knew he would be reduced to being shunned by his peers and the press if he were to continue representing Minnesota in the congressional upper chamber. In short, he would have become a joke, an afterthought, a pariah, a no one. For the egocentric Minnesotan who was courted by everyone in the Democratic Party to headline their fundraisers -- both for their re-elections as well as their state party's coffers -- and fawned over for his Hollywood pedigree and admired by progressives...
  • Moral Values and Customs vs. Laws

    12/12/2017 9:09:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    I'm approaching my 82nd birthday, and my daughter will occasionally suggest that modernity is perplexing to me because I'm from prehistoric times. As such, it points to one of the unavoidable problems of youth -- namely, the temptation to think that today's behavioral standards have always been. Let's look at a few of the differences between yesteryear and today. One of those differences is the treatment of women. There are awesome physical strength differences between men and women. To create and maintain civil relationships between the sexes is to drum into boys, starting from very young ages, that they are...
  • Was Trump the Motivation Behind the Weinstein Story?

    12/12/2017 5:47:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 12, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Do you remember back when the Weinstein story broke in the New York Times we were all saying, “Why? Why now? Just ’cause Hillary lost? But what brought this about?” People said, “He’s lost his power in D.C., and he’s been hated for so long, and now people finally have a chance, and Ronan Farrow was…” Maybe we were all wrong. Maybe the reason it was time for Weinstein to finally be outed was because it triggered all of this. Let’s go to the audio sound bites. Capitol Hill this afternoon, 69 members of Congress. Lois Frankel (our former...
  • Drive-Bys Lack the Self-Awareness of the San Diego Chicken

    12/12/2017 5:19:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 12, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Kirsten Gillibrand is about to have a conniption fit out there over Trump’s tweet about her today, and she’s roped in CNN. CNN’s now doing a whole panel discussion on how Trump was behaving very badly toward her, and it’s a sexist tweet and so forth. These people… Does CNN have any idea that they’ve become a joke? This is what amazes me. CNN has humiliated itself at least seven times this year. They’ve had to fire three people over a fake story about Anthony Scaramucci. The thing that happened on Friday would have been enough to get most...
  • Kirsten Gillibrand, Offended Snowflake

    12/12/2017 3:24:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 12, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Jackie Speier, Democrat, California, had a press conference today along with Lois Frankel to demand a congressional investigation into Trump. During the Q&A, Jackie Speier talked about the reasons behind the call for an investigation. SPEIER: As you’re all aware, House Rule Ten gives the Congress of the United States, and particularly the House of Representatives, the authority to investigate anything at any time. And it is under that House rule that we are calling on the Government Oversight Committee to do the investigation. But what took place this morning when the president tweeted about our colleague, Senator Kirsten...
  • Democrats Willing to Throw Endless Number of Liberal Men Overboard to Get Trump

    12/12/2017 11:38:49 AM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 12, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Man, oh, man, what a strategy the Democrats seem to have assembled here, folks. I mean, it looks like they’re willing to throw an endless number of people overboard on the sexual harassment stuff just to get Trump and Roy Moore. It’s kind of breathtaking to behold this. Greetings. Great to have you. Rush Limbaugh at 800-282-2882, if you want to be on the program. The email address, ElRushbo@eibnet.us. There are more sexual harassment revelations today. The NFL Network and three players, including Marshall Faulk and Ike Taylor. Ike Taylor, number 24, cornerback for the Steelers, former. And Marshall...
  • #MeToo: From Salem to Now

    12/12/2017 11:07:45 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 12, 2017 | William Sullivan
    Recognizing the problems inherent in the hysteria surrounding the #MeToo campaign, which the media and politicians are heralding as a pivotal moment in our culture, should not require a difficult intellectual exercise. It was once conventional wisdom gleaned from history. But given that modern media narratives serve more to reshape history than to appropriately understand and learn from it, perhaps a brief history discussion is in order. All you have to do is remember the first famous #MeToo campaign to take place in the Americas. Salem Village, 1692. Young girls, caught up in the frenzied hysteria of rampant devilry and...
  • The Swamp against the People

    12/12/2017 6:49:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 12, 2017 | James Lewis
    Anybody who still believes that there is no Deep State in America might recall three major Deep State rebellions against constitutionally elected administrations in recent history. 1. The Stalin period, when communists, both overt and covert, had deeply infiltrated the State Department; the White House; and, most dangerously, the Manhattan Project of DOD, which built the first two nuclear bombs. At that time, the Communist Party of the USA was directly controlled by Stalin's Comintern in Moscow, the international center for worldwide infiltration, sabotage, espionage, and agitation-propaganda aiming to destroy the United States and its allies. Stalin's Comintern was especially...
  • Returning Jihadists Need Prison, not Couches

    12/11/2017 11:16:02 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 12, 2017 | Rachel Marsden
    PARIS -- The Russian Defense Ministry and Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi made separate announcements last week that the Islamic State had been defeated. Of course, this doesn't mean that these terrorists won't be popping up elsewhere like bomb-toting, head-chopping Whac-A-Moles. Last month, the BBC reported a deal that allowed some ISIS fighters to escape the Syrian city of Raqqa -- the Islamic State's former "caliphate" -- under the nose of Western and Kurdish officials, ostensibly to facilitate a declaration of "mission accomplished." The question is where these fighters will pop up next. Are we supposed to believe that they're...
  • Politics Change; Political Ambitions Don't

    12/12/2017 5:29:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2017 | Paul Greenberg
    There are any number of lessons to be learned from the almost forgotten life of John Anderson, the late congressman from Illinois. Dead at 95, he represents something of a puzzle to those of us still trying to figure him out. He was entirely too convenient a choice for those of us who swallowed the line about Ronald Reagan's being entirely too radical a choice for the country to make for president in the deeply divided election year of 1980. But by then the Democratic incumbent, Jimmy Carter, had already demonstrated his incompetence, however mixed it was with occasional flashes...
  • Plan B: Sex

    12/11/2017 10:37:50 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 12, 2017 | Bernard Goldberg
    Democrats who want Donald Trump removed from office need a backup plan in case the Russian collusion thing doesn't pan out. And Plan B, I suspect, is sex. Ideally, of course, liberals would like a smoking gun showing that Trump and Vladimir Putin were in cahoots and over a few shots of vodka at Putin's country house in Sochi they conspired to throw the 2016 election, which would be grounds for impeachment. Absent that, they'd be perfectly happy removing Trump from office by way of the 25th Amendment, on grounds that he's nuts. But they know that won't fly. That...
  • Stop Paying Diplomatic Danegeld to Palestinian Arabs

    12/12/2017 2:39:36 AM PST · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | December 12, 2017 | Bruce Thornton
    The ransom never works. Bruce Thornton is a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. President Trump last Wednesday announced that the United States formally recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, and that work will start on physically moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem. The uproar over this announcement epitomizes the futility and duplicity that for seven decades has fed the lies lying at the heart of the conflict between Israel and Arabs. But Trump’s announcement should be just the beginning of a radical paradigm shift in how this country deals with the region. One change is...
  • Russian social media executive sought to help Trump campaign in 2016, emails show

    12/11/2017 10:35:08 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 18 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 7 Dec 2017 | By Rosalind S. Helderman, Anton Troianovski and Tom Hamburger
    blah, blah, blah ... "The executive at Vkontakte, or VK, Russia’s equivalent to Facebook, emailed Donald Trump Jr. and social media director Dan Scavino in January and again in November of last year, offering to help promote Trump’s campaign to its nearly 100 million users, according to people familiar with the messages...." Looks like Nellie Ohr was looking for Russian Social Media Users in 2014:
  • Instant See, I Told You So! NYC Terror Attack Blamed on Trump Recognition of

    12/11/2017 4:16:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 11, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I’m gonna make a prediction. I have not heard this yet. And I must confess the last 20 minutes I have been off the grid in terms of paying attention to any news. I’m just gonna predict to you by 3 o’clock today, by the end of this program today, this terrorist bombing in New York will be said to be due to the rage in the Islamic world of Trump moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. That’s what I am predicting they will chalk this up to. I’m surprised it hasn’t happened — Snerdley, have you...
  • CNN: Sarah Sanders just made a hugely offensive allegation against the media

    12/11/2017 3:45:01 PM PST · by Zakeet · 144 replies
    CNN ^ | December 11, 2017 | Chris Cillizza
    White House press secretary Sarah Sanders isn't a big fan of the media. Which is, of course, her right. The relationship between any White House and any press corps tasked with covering that White House is almost always fraught and fractious. But, on Monday, Sanders made an accusation that went way, way beyond the pale of the usual give and take between White House and press corps. Here's what she said: "There's a very big difference between making honest mistakes and purposefully misleading the American people. Something that happens regularly. You can't say -- I'm not done. You can't say...
  • CNN Busted Reporting Fake News on WikiLeaks Email

    12/11/2017 1:25:58 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December11, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, ladies and gentlemen, I want to go back to Friday on this program, because the CNN story is that we were talking about for much of the last two hours of the program, we didn’t learn the full scope of what had happened until after the program was over. So let’s go back and let us relive that moment on Friday when we learned that CNN was reporting that the Trump administration had been offered WikiLeaks data about 10 days before it was posted on WikiLeaks. CNN claimed to have an exclusive, and they reported it breathlessly, and...
  • Bob Mueller vs. Ken Starr: A Classic Media Double Standard

    12/11/2017 11:27:02 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 11, 2017 | Rich Noyes
    Liberal reporters are scandalized by what they say is President Trump’s effort to “discredit” and “undermine” special counsel Robert Mueller, worried that it could presage an attempt to “remove Mueller, or end his investigation.” But when President Bill Clinton was being investigated by Ken Starr, journalists applauded Democratic and White House attacks on the independent counsel, and frequently joined in themselves. Today’s journalists seem appalled by attempts by the President and his allies that question Mueller’s credibility. Washington Post reporters Devlin Barrett and Sean Sullivan sounded the alarm in a front-page story on December 7: “Several law enforcement officials said...
  • Amid NYC Terror Coverage MSNBC Panel Complains About Guns in America, Trump

    12/11/2017 10:57:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 11, 2017 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    As information was still coming in regarding Monday’s attempted terror attack in the New York City subway, an MSNBC panel discussing the news ridiculously shifted the topic to outrage over guns and gun crime in the U.S. And on top of that, they bemoaned how President Trump would try to make the attack an immigration issue to support his temporary travel ban.The person responsible for kicking off the gun discussion was former NYPD Commissioner Bill Bratton. After commenting on how few terror attacks have hit the U.S. since 9/11 (missing a few as he rattled them off), he opined: We will continue to...
  • Surprisingly, Republicans and Conservatives Shouldn’t Fear a National Popular Vote

    12/11/2017 10:14:06 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 86 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 11, 2017 | Rachel Alexander
    Republicans are hesitant to switch from our winner-take-all state laws allocating electors to the electoral college to using the National Popular Vote. The National Popular Vote Plan would award all of a state’s electors to the candidate who wins the most popular votes in all 50 states. There is a fear that such a move will benefit Democrats, since Democrats won the popular vote even though they lost the elections in 2000 and 2016. But the truth is, Republicans are likely going to lose their ability to win the necessary swing state of Florida in the future, and they can...