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  • Principal says Trump presidency is ‘more troubling’ than 9/11 (Private school in Manhattan)

    02/08/2017 3:08:02 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 28 replies
    The New York Post ^ | February 8, 2017 | Elizabeth Rosner and Selim Algar
    The principal at a progressive Manhattan private school told parents in an email last week that the Trump presidency was more troubling than Vietnam, the assassination of Martin Luther King Jr., the September 11 attacks and Watergate, The Post has learned. Steve Nelson’s scorching missive managed to roil several parents at the $46,000 per year Calhoun School – no small feat considering the Upper West Side bastion’s blaring liberal bent. “It was inappropriate, it was offensive, it was condescending,” said one parent. “This is a liberal school. So I guess that’s the approach. But this was too much. To compare...
  • ‘Trump makes sense to a grocery store owner’ [Interview with "Black Swan" author]

    02/08/2017 12:57:16 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    The Hindu ^ | January 29, 2017 | Suhasini Haidar
    Economist-mathematician Nassim Nicholas Taleb contends that there is a global riot against pseudo-experts After predicting the 2008 economic crisis, the Brexit vote, the U.S. presidential election and other events correctly, Nassim Nicholas Taleb, author of the Incerto series on global uncertainties, which includes The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable, is seen as something of a maverick and an oracle. Equally, the economist-mathematician has been criticised for advocating a “dumbing down” of the economic system, and his reasoning for U.S. President Donald Trump and global populist movements. In an interview in Jaipur, Taleb explains why he thinks the...
  • Elites Protest a New Revolution “We Deserve To Be In Charge.”

    02/07/2017 2:35:04 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 21 replies
    Front Page News ^ | February 6, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    The revolution will not be brought to you by Xerox. It will be brought to you by BMW. The German luxury automaker is a key advertiser at GQ. And GQ is the headquarters of the Resistance. That's a vlog by Keith Olbermann who returned from his exile at an ESPN Elba to denounce Trump. "I am Keith Olbermann," Keith Olbermann barks to the peasants and workers of GQ who are taking a break from reading an article on '$100 Cologne that Smells Like Nothing', "This is the Resistance." The Resistance is Remy Martin and Coach. It’s the ‘Best Silver Nail...
  • Billionaire George Soros has ties to more than 50 ‘partners’ of the Women’s March on Washington

    01/22/2017 12:49:49 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 4 replies
    Dennis Wiley, pastor of Covenant Baptist United Church of Christ, another march “partner,” returned my call and said, “This is not a partisan march.” Really? UnitedWomen.org, another partner, features videos with the hashtags #ImWithHer, #DemsInPhily and #ThanksObama. Following the money, I poured through documents of billionaire George Soros and his Open Society philanthropy, because I wondered: What is the link between one of Hillary Clinton’s largest donors and the “Women’s March”? I found out: plenty. By my draft research, which I’m opening up for crowd-sourcing on GoogleDocs, Soros has funded, or has close relationships with, at least 56 of the...
  • A Photo That Proves the Anti-Trump Women's Rights Marchers are INSANE

    01/22/2017 7:36:27 AM PST · by brucedickinson · 74 replies
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | 1-22-2017 | Staff
    This photo of a protester's sign was taken at a Georgia rally recently during one of the Soros-funded spontaneous Women's marches. These people need antipsychotic medication.
  • Trump and the American Divide

    01/15/2017 11:18:00 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 51 replies
    City Journal ^ | Winter 2017 | Victor Davis Hanson
    <p>At 7 AM in California’s rural Central Valley, not long before the recent presidential election, I stopped to talk with an elderly irrigator on the shared border alleyway of my farm. His face was a wrinkled latticework, his false teeth yellow. His truck smelled of cigarettes, its cab overflowing with flotsam and jetsam: butts, scribbled notes, drip-irrigation parts, and empty soda cans. He rolled down the window and muttered something about the plunging water-table level and whether a weak front would bring any rain. And then, this dinosaur put one finger up on the wheel as a salutation and drove off in a dust cloud.</p>
  • How Liberals Really Feel About Black People

    12/22/2016 7:10:18 PM PST · by Rebelbase · 17 replies
    liveleak.com/ ^ | 12/22/16 | An Ami Horowitz
    Liberal "elitist" students in the bastion of Liberal Hypocrisy – U.C. Berkeley – were asked about voter ID laws and black people. Then, "blacks" in Harlem, NY were asked their thoughts on what they just heard. Boom! Liberal lies and looney-bin "logic" exposed and utterly devastated!
  • Robert Reich Plots to Help Trump

    12/22/2016 2:11:30 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | December 22, 2016 | Jeffrey Lord
    It was a simple Facebook post. And former Clinton Secretary of Labor Robert Reich got right to the point as headlined here in Mediaite: Former Secretary of Labor Proposes ‘Freedom Concert’ To Overshadow Inauguration The former Secretary’s post (full disclosure: Mr. Reich and I have been occasional sparring partners on CNN) read as follows: Robert Reich on Sunday The Trump people are upset that the only musicians willing to perform at the Trump inauguration are Kid Rock and Ted Nugent. Someone just suggested to me a televised “freedom concert” to air at the same time as the inauguration — with...
  • As the world turns against the elites, politicians become more elitist

    12/20/2016 9:33:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/20/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    It is only a matter of time before these politicians realize what their inferior subjects think of them. Canada lags behind the U.S. but hopefully it will only be a matter of time Politicians are a strange breed. A trend seen around the world is that of ordinary men and women rising up against their democratically elected leaders. These leaders are seen to be more interested in their own wealth and power than they are in acting in the best interests of those they were elected to lead. This can be seen in the Brexit vote and the election of...
  • The Trump Effect: Unleashing the Fury of the Northeast Elites

    12/17/2016 6:38:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | December 17, 2016 | Elizabeth Nahas
    A few weeks before the election, I attended a gathering at a close friend’s home. When I arrived, a woman whom I will refer to as Liane was there with her husband. Liane is ideologically to the left and divides people into categories. Last summer, she referred to Republicans as “rabid.” When my friend’s cousin, a Democrat strategist, made her entrance, Liane immediately stated, “I want to hear all about Clinton vs. Trump.” Knowing I was the only one in the room supporting Trump, I suggested we keep divisive politics out of the discussion. That did not happen. Everyone, including...
  • Mother Jones Blogger Admits That Big-City Liberals ‘Tend to Sneer at Rural Working-Class Folks’

    12/11/2016 12:18:05 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 71 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | December 10, 2016 | Tom Johnson
    Though it’s not clear whether the Democratic party will produce a post-presidential-election “autopsy report” like Republicans did in early 2013, there has been a lot of self-scrutiny among liberals since Hillary Clinton’s surprise loss. One example is a Friday post by Mother Jones blogger Kevin Drum, written in response to a fellow liberal’s cluelessness. After New York Times columnist Paul Krugman claimed to be unaware that “affluent liberals…sneer at the Joe Sixpacks,” an amazed Drum declared, “I'm not here to get into a fight with Krugman, but come on. Sure, the right-wing media fans the flames of this stuff, but...
  • Nine Liberal Hollywood Elites Who Normalized Communist Dictator Fidel Castro

    11/27/2016 12:38:42 AM PST · by detective · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 26 Nov 2016 | Jerome Hudson
    Cuban dictator Fidel Castro has died at the age of 90. Through the years, a long list of Hollywood elites have been bewitched by Castro, despite his Communist regime’s imprisonment of political opponents, homosexuals, and journalists. Actors like Jack Nicholson and Danny Glover, and Hollywood directors from Steven Spielberg to Oliver Stone, have accepted invitations to the tiny Caribbean island and have showered Castro with praise. Below is a list of some of the entertainers who have rubbed shoulders with the deceased dictator:
  • Another American Revolution

    11/12/2016 6:06:53 PM PST · by JOHN ADAMS · 41 replies
    Forbes ^ | November 11, 2016 | Michael Ledeen
    Donald Trump’s electoral victory surprised no end of pundits, not just because the polls were so off-base, but also because they couldn’t imagine the American people turning against a Western consensus in favor of globalization, big state government with expanding power, and political correctness.
  • ANONYMOUS - THIS IS NOT OVER

    11/12/2016 11:01:02 AM PST · by orthodoxamerican · 40 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XBuQbSCYknE ^ | 12 Nov 2016 | OrthodoxAmerican
    Greetings world. The time for celebration is over. The fight is just beginning. The powers of evil have already regrouped. They are already acting to make our lives harder. The riots in America are paid for by George Soros. If you think that they will just go away. You are wrong. We know that you want to be happy. We know that you want to let the presidential election go. But the forces of evil never quit. The forces of evil want you to suffer for making your own decisions. The global elite want you to do as they say....
  • "He (Trump) Won Because The Elites Want Him There, The Global Economy Will Collapse"

    11/10/2016 11:14:21 PM PST · by Perseverando · 67 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | November 10, 2016 | Melissa Dykes via The Daily Sheeple,
    While many of us in the alternative media and especially those researchers of Clinton crimes are breathing a big fat sigh of relief that anybody but Hillary is headed to the White House in 2017, Brandon Smith of Alt Market is warning us all not to get too comfortable… and with history on his side here, we should listen to him. Despite what looked like a rigged, fraudulent Hillary win orchestrated from the top down with the entire establishment machine behind her, Trump won the election. In an election year that would have otherwise seen record low voter turnout, the...
  • Intolerant Leftist Sociologist Makes Amazing Discovery About You and Me

    11/02/2016 4:12:31 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 2, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Mr. Snerdley pointed something out to me today. I would not have seen this in the normal act of show prep on my own. Washington Post. It might even be website only, I don't even know if this ran in the newspaper. It's the "Inspired Life" section of the Post. "What Is This Election Missing? Empathy for Trump Voters." I said, "Whoa, what's this? 'Empathy for Trump Voters'? You know what empathy is. It's not sympathy. It means we need a little bit more understanding of who these Trump people are. So the story is about a...
  • Forget the FBI cache; the Podesta emails show how America is run

    10/31/2016 3:44:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The emails currently roiling the US presidential campaign are part of some unknown digital collection amassed by the troublesome Anthony Weiner, but if your purpose is to understand the clique of people who dominate Washington today, the emails that really matter are the ones being slowly released by WikiLeaks from the hacked account of Hillary Clinton’s campaign chair John Podesta. They are last week’s scandal in a year running over with scandals, but in truth their significance goes far beyond mere scandal: they are a window into the soul of the Democratic party and into the dreams and thoughts of...
  • At A Conference For Coastal Elites, Silicon Valley Talks Trump

    10/23/2016 5:24:50 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    Buzz Feed News ^ | October 23, 2016 | Nitasha Tiku
    Donald Trump’s popularity is prompting the tech industry to wonder whether its massive success has left some Americans behind. Unless you’re invited to Graydon Carter’s private dinner, the cocktail party at San Francisco’s historic Ferry Building is supposed to be the highlight of the annual Vanity Fair New Establishment Summit, a high-end business conference for the coastal elite. On Wednesday evening, guests were escorted from the Yerba Buena Center to the Embarcadero by trolley and greeted by a six-person mariachi band who played through the selfies. But a little past 6 p.m., the crowd in the cathedral-esque lobby had already...
  • Stunning Donald Trump Speech: “The Crossroads In Our History” – Video and Transcript….

    10/21/2016 4:23:46 PM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 120 replies
    The Conservative Tree House ^ | Oct 21, 2016 | sundance
    https://theconservativetreehouse.com/2016/10/21/stunning-donald-trump-speech-the-crossroads-in-our-history-video-and-transcript/
  • The Elite "Have No Idea" - Society Is Near The Breaking Point

    10/17/2016 11:46:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 120 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | October 14, 2016 | Tyler Durden
    What I find most surprising today is that the insiders and the elite have no idea what is percolating just beneath the surface. Okay, maybe their arrogance actually produces its own fog, so it should not come as a surprise that they are blinded. They do not look at the calendar, which, if one really looks, says "1788" on it. Something is close. Very close. Society is near the breaking point. My own experience is that Hillary’s so-called Deplorables are actually the most reserved, most polite, and most honest demographic in the country. They are more informed, more self-reliant, and...
  • Seems like the only 'real' difference between Dems & GOP party is how you like to get stab.

    10/12/2016 5:44:20 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 19 replies
    vanity
    Dems will walk right up to you, look you in the eye and stab you right up front, in the gut and walk away laughing. Liberalism is a mental disease GOP (establishment) will stab you in the back when you least expect it and proclaim they didn't do it but say perhaps you might have done it to yourself. Treasonists and betrayal We're fighting virtually the whole world; the globalists which entails the GOP, Dems, the elites and powerful who want to reshape the world into their own hands as they see fit and don't give a d*mn about the...
  • Donald Trump Fires Back at Republican Critics

    10/09/2016 12:06:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Time Magazine ^ | October 9, 2016 | Zeke J. Miller
    In the most beleaguered moment of his campaign, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump is done trying to make friends in his own party. With his past comments about sexually assaulting women drawing widespread condemnation from Republicans, and a multitude of defections, Trump is rejecting pleas from Republican leaders to demonstrate contrition, as he turns his fire on those who are no longer comfortable being associated with him. In a series of tweets Sunday before he boarded a flight with RNC Chairman Reince Priebus and other advisors to the second presidential debate in St. Louis, Trump took aim at the growing...
  • Poll: GOP Voters Not Following Trump-Abandoning Elites

    10/09/2016 11:50:27 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 77 replies
    The Huffington Post ^ | October 9, 2016 | Jason Linkins, Eat The Press Editor, The Huffington Post
    Beltway Republicans continue to influence nobody. Over the past 48 hours, influential Republicans have greeted the latest batch of lewd, misogynistic remarks from their party’s standard-bearer, Donald Trump, with a mixture of belated revulsion and resistance, prompting withdrawals of support and renewed calls for him to quit the presidential race. However, it would appear that rank-and-file GOP voters are, once again, rejecting these calls from their party’s elites, and are prepared to stick by Trump’s side, at least for now. Those are the findings of the latest Politico/Morning Consult poll, the first of its kind to attempt to gauge the...
  • Hillary's sheeple revel in their mindless ignorance

    10/03/2016 6:05:59 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 11 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 10-2-2016 | Bookworm
    In 2008, when a Progressive friend expressed absolute horror that Sarah Palin was on the Republican ticket, I asked him to tell me why she was less qualified than Obama. After all, unlike Obama, Palin had experience governing. With his back against the wall, my friend uttered the worst indictment he could think of, and it had nothing to do with Palin’s abilities: “She’s not one of us.” As someone who is by birth and upbringing “one of us,” I know exactly what he meant. The “us” people have all attended prestigious schools, whether public or private or large or...
  • Is Hillary Clinton's ‘win’ in the eye of beholder?

    09/27/2016 10:30:02 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 35 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | September 28, 2016 | Chris Cassidy
    Hillary Clinton has been declared the winner of the most watched debate ever by the bulk of the media, but they may be once again demonstrating their failure to understand what makes Donald Trump voters tick — and why his fans think he came out on top, according to political analysts. “Clinton and Trump are talking to two very different countries, and political analysts and reporters are generally in the country Clinton, not Trump, inhabits.” wrote Larry Sabato, the author of Sabato’s Crystal Ball and a political science professor at the University of Virginia. Sabato, elaborating in comments to the...
  • Jeb Bush donors want a rematch in 2020

    09/26/2016 9:39:55 AM PDT · by Snickering Hound · 110 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 9-24-2016 | Brian Niemietz
    Jeb Bush in 2020, anyone? Sources close to Jeb Bush’s failed run at the 2016 presidency say the “low-energy” candidate has been back in touch with supporters. They believe he’s popping up to “feel them out” for another run and, according to at least one big contributor, they're in! “Bush has been quietly making telephone calls to his supporters, bundlers and donors, to talk about the state of the county and the economy, and the energy business, why would he do that?” asks one insider, who concludes “he's running in four years.” Before he was trounced by Donald Trump, Bush...
  • Deplorable Elites

    09/21/2016 1:50:51 PM PDT · by Scott from the Left Coast · 18 replies
    National Review ^ | 9/20/16 | Conrad M Black
    While I have consistently dissented in this column and elsewhere from extreme versions of the anti-Trump barrage across the American and international media, he was not my first choice for the Republican nomination, and I have tried not to close the door prematurely on the election. The antics of the Democrats and their noisiest sympathizers in the last ten days have made any effort to retain a glimmer of hope that Mrs. Clinton might survive as election-worthy all the way to November 8 very challenging. Her reference to half of Donald Trump’s supporters as “deplorable” is now old news, but...
  • The 1% want President Hillary Clinton

    09/10/2016 12:58:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 20 replies
    Vice News ^ | September 9, 2016 | Alex Thompson
    Polls may still show a relatively competitive presidential race, but Hillary Clinton is winning a fundraising landslide among the country's 1 percent. Newly released campaign finance reports through the end of July show that upper-crust Republicans are not backing Donald Trump even though the majority of the party's base supports the nominee. The result is a campaign without precedent in more than a century, with elites on both sides of the aisle and from nearly every sector of American industry overwhelmingly supporting Clinton. Well-heeled GOPers may disagree with Clinton's policies, but she appeals to people that benefit from the status...
  • German President Booed, Attacked; Claims "The People Are The Problem, Not The Elites"

    08/14/2016 8:24:30 AM PDT · by RightGeek · 43 replies
    ZeroHedge ^ | 8/13/2016 | Tyler Durden
    Revolution is closer than you think...Following Angela Merkel's earlier calls for German CEOs to hire refugees, and as Martin Armstrong notes, Germany has raided its healthcare funds to support the refugee crisis... The government passed a law that allows them to take 1.5 billion euros from the liquidity reserve of the public health care fund (10 billion euros in total, paid by all members and additionally by the taxpayer) and to give that money to refugees / asylum seekers. What would you call this? Insane? We thought a reminder of the tensions that are bubbling under the surface in Germany.  As...
  • And None So Deaf as They Who Will Not Hear

    08/14/2016 5:54:33 AM PDT · by Clioman · 14 replies
    Belmont Club Blog ^ | August 12, 2016 | Richard Fernandez
    The average person could see the invidious contrast; how easily the email accounts of 100 Democratic bigwigs could be hacked, with what contemptuous ease someone could make off with the DNC's emails, steal all the OPM records. They watched as time after time suspects "well known to the police" executed successful terror attacks in Western cities despite the assurances of the laughing men. They saw ISIS run off with billions of dollars of foreign military aid; saw the "smartest people" in history rolled. They were regaled by the spectacle of Putin booting Obama out of the Middle East with a...
  • A Distant Elite: How Meritocracy Went Wrong

    08/13/2016 11:40:09 AM PDT · by oblomov · 15 replies
    The Hedgehog Review ^ | Summer 2016 | Wilfrid M. McClay
    From the very beginnings of American history, the concept of merit has enjoyed a certain pride of place. It found a welcoming home in a new republican nation that, from its inception, had sought to proscribe the titles of nobility and other hereditary distinctions of social and political rank, as well as practices such as primogeniture and entail that had long been characteristic of European aristocratic society. But even the most equality-affirming republic would need to generate a pool of talented and effective leaders, a leadership class recruited and empowered for public service. How to find appropriate means by which...
  • 96 Hours of Stunning Globalist Panic Continues – Tick Tock, Tick Tock…

    08/02/2016 6:17:47 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 25 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | August 2, 2016 | Sundance
    The past 96 hours of media onslaught have evidenced what most of you already know, the ‘at risk’ financial interests of the UniParty are going hard against Donald Trump from every imaginable angle. The timing is specific, the UniParty affiliates are trying to do the narrative damage before people become distracted with the Rio Olympic games. Hopefully none of this has come as a surprise to CTH readers. At least those who have been here since we first discovered the intent of the Wall Street / UniParty legislative agenda in the fall of 2013, and began exposing their specific and...
  • Nancy Pelosi blows off traffic laws — to shop at shoe store!

    07/06/2016 8:39:01 PM PDT · by RightGeek · 35 replies
    American Missor ^ | 7/6/2016 | Victor Skinner
    U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi is above the law, as St. Helena, California residents learned last month.[snip] “A large perfectly polished and gleaming black SUV is attempting a left turn from Hunt onto southbound Main (not easy). Suddenly blue/red lights are flashing from the windshield area of the SUV (like you would see in an official fire/police vehicle),” he continued. “I said to my friends, I’ve never seen that before on a ‘regular’ vehicle and I’d think that’s illegal and dangerous. They agreed.” That’s when the large black SUV jolted across two lanes of traffic, lights flashing, to park...
  • Cultured Hicks

    07/05/2016 7:11:16 PM PDT · by MtnClimber · 12 replies
    The American Conservative ^ | 4 Jul, 2016 | ROD DREHER
    Ross Douthat says that the true divide in Western politics is now between globalists and nationalists — and this divide is tribal. He explains the identifying markers of the Cosmopolitan tribe, i.e., what makes them different from the nationalist tribe (among them: their “out group” is Evangelical Christians). Douthat says there’s not necessarily anything wrong with this. A propensity for tribalism is part of human nature. More: But it’s a problem that our tribe of self-styled cosmopolitans doesn’t see itself clearly as a tribe: because that means our leaders can’t see themselves the way the Brexiteers and Trumpistas and Marine...
  • How The Donald Got His Groove Back: Trump Spikes In Polls As World Elites (Shortened)

    06/30/2016 5:00:04 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 48 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | June 30, 2016 | Mathew Boyle
    Presumptive GOP nominee Donald Trump is just getting started. Or so he has said to worried GOP leaders who fear his rival, presumptive Democratic nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, is getting the upper hand too early — an edge he might not been able to regain later in the general election contest.
  • What Brexit Means for the European Union’s Future

    06/29/2016 8:51:14 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | June 27, 2016 | Josh Siegel
    Britain’s decision to leave the European Union could inspire other disaffected nations to consider a way out unless the bloc responds to anxiety across the continent over jobs, immigration, and globalization.While experts say an all-out breakup of the European Union is far-fetched, countries both successful (like Sweden) and struggling (such as Greece) may view the British experience as a model to change their own lots in life.“There is a serious risk that Britain’s decision to withdraw from the European Union could set off similar demands on other member states,” said Michael Leigh, a senior fellow at The German Marshall Fund...
  • Brexit Vote Has Huge Ramifications for U.S. Politics

    06/26/2016 3:49:20 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 51 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 6/23/2016 | Roger L Simon
    News flash: The revolt against elites is real in the UK and America and it's only getting started. Maybe there will always be an England. In a surprise, Leave won the Brexit referendum on whether to stay in the European Union by an equally surprising amount. British sovereignty won. David Cameron lost. Jeremy Corbyn lost. The EU lost. Bureaucrats lost. Angela Merkel lost. Barack Obama lost. Globalism lost. Authority figures almost everywhere lost. And, most of all, unlimited immigration lost. So what happened to the vaunted British betting market that is almost invariably correct and was predicting by 80 percent...
  • The American Dream and Restoring its Promise

    05/25/2016 7:31:15 AM PDT · by fingers_crossed · 7 replies
    TheMainStreetView ^ | 5/25/2016 | Mainstreeter
    The American dream is given its name in 1931 James Truslow Adams defined the American Dream in his book, The Epic of America. He wrote, “The American Dream is that dream of a land in which life should be better and richer and fuller for everyone, with opportunity for each according to ability or achievement.”
  • Yahoo spends $500K to protect Marissa Mayer from ‘specific security threats’

    05/24/2016 7:14:50 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 5/23/2016 | James Covert
    Yahoo said Chief Executive Marissa Mayer faced “specific security threats” in 2015 — and the company accordingly spent more than a half-million dollars on her personal security. Last year’s tab came to $544,061 — more than 20 times the $26,891 Yahoo had spent a year earlier on protecting Mayer and her immediate family, according to a Monday filing. “During 2015 Ms. Mayer faced specific security threats that we believed were credible,” Yahoo said in the filing. The company didn’t elaborate on the threats. By comparison, Facebook said last month it spent $6.5 million on bodyguards and other security for its...
  • Bush 41 and 43 REFUSE to endorse Trump

    05/05/2016 6:40:51 AM PDT · by COUNTrecount · 219 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 5, 2016 | Ollie Gillman
    Bush 41 and 43 REFUSE to endorse Trump: Former Presidents join a growing list of top Republicans who will not back their party's presumptive nominee Both George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush will not back Donald Trump A number of Republicans say they will not back the presumptive nominee Trump has all but secured the nomination after Cruz & Kasich dropped out Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Trump has the 'opportunity and the obligation' to unite the GOP Former Presidents George H. W. Bush and George W. Bush will not endorse Donald Trump, their spokesmen have announced....
  • 'Burning Man for the 1%': the desert party for the tech elite, with Eric Schmidt in a top hat

    05/03/2016 6:42:56 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    theguardian.com ^ | 5/2/2016 | Nellie Bowles
    A red Ferrari with the top down swerved past on the winding dirt road, heading to what looked like a small Mars encampment. Helicopters landed on the side of the road and greeters darted across. At a farmers’ market with overflowing baskets full of raspberries, watermelons, and focaccia, I asked for a mango, and the farmer started cutting it in half for me: “That’ll be $7.” This weekend, outside Las Vegas, a group of Burning Man veterans put on a festival called Further Future, now in its second year. Across 49 acres of Native American land over three days, with...
  • Super PACs for Cruz spend millions to sway/bribe/poach delegates from Trump

    04/24/2016 11:47:35 AM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 164 replies
    RNC Meeting Spring News 2016 and super PAC research | April 24, 2016 | Self - RNC spring convention observation
    In addition to "grass-roots" campaign workers, there are at least eight Super PACs backed by 'shadow elites' who are driven to defeat Donald Trump and they are banking on Ted Cruz. At least one of these super PAC leaders, Katie Packer of OPP, met behind closed doors at the RNC Spring Meeting this week in Florida. Packer states that a republican candidate should "uphold orthodox GOP ideology." This smacks of irony given her past allegiance with Romney/Ryan and Ryan's inability to uphold GOP principles as Speaker of the House. The super PACs are calling, texting, emailing, lobbying, and all-out wining...
  • Tomb for Next Dead Pope Ready Under St Peter's Cathedral

    03/18/2016 8:46:33 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 7 replies
    ANSA News ^ | 3/16/16
    'No mystery' behind the move says Vatican spokesman(ANSA) - Vatican City, March 16 - A white marble tomb has been made ready under St Peter's Basilica to receive the remains of the next pope who dies, French-language news agency I-media reported Wednesday. Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said there is "no mystery" behind the move. "It is necessary to foresee room being made for tombs in future years...there was only one free chapel, so it was wise to foresee other possibilities as well," he said.
  • Watch: GOP Establishment Elites Discuss How To Stop Trump-(Shortened)

    03/14/2016 5:18:37 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | March 14, 2016 | Rebecca Mansour
    At a private luncheon in Washington, DC, a group of GOP establishment figures gathered to lament the rise of Donald Trump and discuss what can be done to defeat him. The luncheon was filmed as part of an episode titled “The Reckoning” in the Showtime documentary series The Circus, which chronicles the 2016 race for the White House. Executive producers Mark Halperin and Mark McKinnon sat down with these establishment figures before Super Tuesday.
  • Delegates At GOP Convention Not Bound On First Ballot

    03/13/2016 3:29:25 PM PDT · by dlt · 78 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 3-13-2016 | Kerry Pickett
    A Republican National Committee Standing Rules Committee member told the membership Friday that convention delegates are not bound to cast their votes at the convention according to primary vote results in the first round of voting. Curly Haugland of North Dakota, a long time member of the RNC Standing Rules Committee, sent a letter to the RNC membership at large about this issue. He explained how he came to the conclusion that all Republican delegates who participate in the 2016 Republican National Convention are unbound on each ballot round, including the first. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/13/rnc-rules-comm-member-every-delegate-at-gop-convention-not-bound-on-first-ballot/#ixzz42pBrTlVl
  • With NBC/WSJ It’s Not Polling, It’s "Gaslighting" - Media Manipulation: The Latest Version

    03/09/2016 6:34:02 PM PST · by smoothsailing · 54 replies
    The Conservative Treehouse ^ | 3-9-2016 | sundance
    The latest media narrative “Donald Trump Cannot Beat Hillary Clinton” and “Donald Trump support Dropping”, is being spurred by another NBC/Wall Street Journal poll being pushed – yet again – by NBC political director Mark Murray.On February 17th we completely deconstructed the ridiculous methodology being deployed in the agenda polls –SEE HERE– What the general audience continually seems to overlook is the source of the information.Here’s another screengrab of the latest “poll” being pushed by NBC/WSJ (the full pdf is here). Look closely at the origin of the information.What you’ll see is: “Hart Research Associates / Public Opinion Strategies”...
  • Jeb’s brother Neil Bush joins Cruz finance team, possibly opening door to more Bush support

    03/08/2016 12:44:03 PM PST · by jimbo123 · 104 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 3/8/16 | Todd J. Gillman
    Neil Bush, brother of Jeb and George W. Bush, has joined the Ted Cruz national finance team, the senator’s campaign announced this afternoon. Whether Neil Bush is an outlier within the family, or the vanguard of a dynastic shift, remains to be seen. “This is certainly great news,” said Cruz communications director Alice Stewart. -snip- Neil Bush, a Houston businessman, was a director at Denver-based Silverado Savings and Loan in the 1980s. Its failure caused political headaches for his father, then the vice president.
  • Unbound Delegates Could Hold Key to Stopping Trump at Convention

    03/08/2016 12:35:25 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 42 replies
    RCP ^ | 03/08/2016 | By Toby Harnden
    The ultimate result of the 2016 presidential election could yet rest on the likes of Erling “Curly” Haugland, 69, a businessman from Bismarck, North Dakota, who will be one of the 2,472 delegates to the Republican party convention in July. And he isn’t saying what he’ll do. “I wouldn’t know until the day of the first ballot [at the convention in Cleveland, Ohio] because a lot can happen between now and then,” he said. With the Republican party in uproar over the runaway primary lead of billionaire property mogul Donald Trump, the role of convention delegates could be crucial in...
  • Rigged elections and oblivious voters

    03/08/2016 9:52:35 AM PST · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 3/8/2016 | Mychael Massie
    Elections are a rigged game, and everyone knows it but the voters. They are pawns, the useful idiots, if you will. The establishment Republican hierarchy, the Rubio campaign, the GOP and the Republican National Committee, along with the shadowy “evil spirits” who assume human form during times of great fear that We the People might actually have a true say in the governance of our lives, are roaming the political landscape with the character and stench of the rotting dead. The object of the 2016 general election has become: “STOP DONALD TRUMP,” even if it means finding a way to...
  • The oligarchs' super-PAC anti-Trump savagery

    03/08/2016 6:36:57 AM PST · by vekzen · 38 replies
    WND ^ | 3/7/2016 | Pat Buchanan
    Not in memory has the leadership of a party been so out of touch. The Republican rank and file are in revolt, not only against the failures of their fathers but the policies of their present rulers. Fully 116 members of the GOP’s national security community, many of them veterans of Bush administrations, have signed an open letter threatening that, if Trump is nominated, they will all desert, and some will defect – to Hillary Clinton! In every primary upcoming, Trump is under a ceaseless barrage of attack ads on radio, TV, cable and social media, paid for by super...