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  • What really "winning" would look like..

    02/18/2018 9:57:17 AM PST · by jmclemore · 4 replies
    The left in this country dreams of the day when conservative thought and capitalism are outlawed. At every opportunity the left strives to transform their issues and policies into permanent laws rendering it unlawful and unconstitutional to change or oppose them. With such a mindset working to undermine the flexibility with in our constitution why are we not actively working to fortify the constitution from the erosive actions of liberals and progressives aimed to transform America into a socialist, one party state. No state of any size population or land mass should have a disproportionate advantage over other states under...
  • Trump cites potential value of selling DC-area airports

    02/12/2018 3:47:09 PM PST · by COBOL2Java · 35 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | February 12, 2018 5:15 pm | AP
    WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump’s long-awaited infrastructure plan calls for giving government agencies the authority to sell off airports, roads and other federal assets. The plan could have a major impact on the D.C. area as several local assets are specifically mentioned, including both Reagan National and Dulles International Airport. Both airports are located in Virginia, and the plan met strong resistance from local Democrats. “Trump isn’t trying to fix our infrastructure, he’s trying to sell it off,” said Rep. Don Beyer, D-Va. The president is calling for divesting assets when federal agencies can show the sale would...
  • Lawsuit Challenges California Law Criminalizing Teaching Trade Skills

    02/12/2018 1:26:13 PM PST · by Pining_4_TX · 27 replies
    The Institute for Justice ^ | Feb. 2018 | Keith Diggs
    Earlier this year, Bob Smith, owner of the Pacific Coast Horseshoeing School, opened his mailbox to find a notice from the state of California threatening to shut him down. The notice said that Bob was violating state law by admitting students to his horseshoeing school who hadn’t first graduated from high school or passed an equivalent government-approved exam. A few months later, Esteban Narez, a ranch hand working odd jobs, applied to attend PCHS’s eight-week course. He’d heard from other PCHS graduates that shoeing horses was a great way to turn his love of working with horses into a stable...
  • Sex offender convicted of molesting 4-year-old re-elected fire chief of small town

    02/12/2018 11:31:30 AM PST · by simpson96 · 42 replies
    WHIO TV ^ | 2/11/2018 | Michelle Ewing
    SPARTANSBURG, Pa. — A man convicted of a felony sex crime against a 4-year-old girl has been elected to his second term as chief of a Pennsylvania town's volunteer fire department, The Corry Journal reports. Roger Gilbert Jr. of Spartansburg was convicted in 2001 of "involuntary deviate sexual intercourse" for forcing a 4-year-old girl to perform oral sex, according to the Journal. He was sentenced to five to 10 years in prison. Gilbert, 43, joined Spartansburg's volunteer fire department in 2010 and is not paid for his job as chief. He said he has "changed his life for the better"...
  • 5 new Mueller investigations gearing up

    02/09/2018 10:07:49 AM PST · by TrumpGOP · 61 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2/8/2018 | Bill still
  • Rep. Louie Gohmert: FBI agents who presented FISA warrant should be jailed

    02/07/2018 4:45:20 PM PST · by a little elbow grease · 42 replies ^ | 2/7/18 | Sally Persns
    Rep. Louie Gohmert: FBI agents who presented FISA warrant should be jailed Sally Persons -
  • State Lawmakers Want Tide Pods Repackaged

    02/07/2018 11:48:05 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 67 replies
    State of Politics ^ | 2/7/18 | Staff
    Two state lawmakers this week wrote to the CEO of Proctor & Gamble urging the company to repackage their Tide Pods product to be child resistant and have clear warning labels about ingesting the detergent. “While our legislation would only protect New Yorkers, we urge Procter & Gamble and all manufacturers of colorful detergent pods to offer the same protections to the nation and immediately commit to the precautions set forth in our legislation,” wrote the lawmakers, Sen. Brad Hoylman and Assemblywoman Aravella Simotas. “It’s time that you recognized the danger to those least able to protect themselves from a...
  • Governments Hate Bitcoin and Cash for the Same Reason: They Protect People’s Privacy.

    02/07/2018 9:10:36 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 14 replies
    Reason ^ | 02/07/2018 | J.D. Tuccille
    Publicly fretting about Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, last month, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin assured an audience at the Economic Club of Washington that "one of the things we will be working very closely with the G-20 on is making sure that this doesn't become the Swiss numbered bank accounts." He specifically cited the difficulty cryptocurrencies pose to tracking transactions as a major concern. Soon afterward, India's finance minister, Arun Jaitley, sounded an even stronger note, saying, "The government does not consider crypto-currencies legal tender or coin and will take all measures to eliminate use of these crypto-assets in financing illegitimate...
  • Let's Limit Spending: Why a Balanced Budget Amendment is not the key to our Big Government problems.

    02/06/2018 8:32:56 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 02/06/2018 | Walter Williams
    Some people have called for a balanced budget amendment to our Constitution as a means of reining in a big-spending Congress. That's a misguided vision, for the simple reason that in any real economic sense, as opposed to an accounting sense, the federal budget is always balanced. The value of what we produced in 2017 — our gross domestic product — totaled about $19 trillion. If the Congress spent $4 trillion of the $19 trillion that we produced, unless you believe in Santa Claus, you know that Congress must force us to spend $4 trillion less privately. Taxing us is...
  • Sedition Against Our Government (Vanity)

    02/06/2018 5:48:59 AM PST · by frnewsjunkie · 14 replies
    Censor ^ | January 3, 2018 | Timothy Benton
    Do we see a movement from could be moving from sedition to outright treason from some in the left? Is there a move from many within the Democratic party to not only resist to the point of the insurrection against the president to outright plotting to overthrow this duly elected administration?
  • The Kidnappings Americans Won't Do

    02/04/2018 10:05:42 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 7 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 2/2/18 | Daniel Greenfield
    Friday, February 02, 2018 The Kidnappings Americans Won't Do Posted by Daniel Greenfield We all know that there are jobs that Americans won’t do. That’s what the politicians who don’t want Americans doing them tell us. If an industry is dominated by immigrants or illegal aliens, they say that it’s because Americans won’t do these jobs. But when immigrants and aliens dominate certain types of crime, is it because there are some crimes that Americans won’t commit? Like kidnapping? According to the Center for Immigration Studies, 42.4 percent of federal kidnapping convictions are of non-citizens. Non-citizens also account for 31.5...
  • The FISA Memo, Obama and the Election that Almost Wasn’t

    02/03/2018 10:48:43 PM PST · by tschatski · 19 replies
    GOLD GOATS AND GUNS ^ | 2/2/2018 | Tom Luongo
    “Round up the usual suspects,” will be as far as the Democrats will be willing to go in the wake of the FISA memo’s release. There is nothing in that memo that anyone following the Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation doesn’t already know. snip The out-going Obama administration, at the highest levels in coordination with the media, conspired to create news stories that supported a FISA warrant based on politically-motivated opposition research to undermine the newly-elected President of the United States.snip All of these people are guilty, at a minimum of corruption, conspiracy and fraud. I’m no legal scholar, so...
  • BREAKING: FISA Memo Released (Full Memo Here)

    02/02/2018 9:25:29 AM PST · by dragnet2 · 209 replies
    The House Intelligence Committee has released the, "Memo".
  • Watchdog Files Ethics Complaint Over NJ Democrat’s Use of House Email for Campaign

    02/02/2018 6:45:37 AM PST · by MarvinStinson · 1 replies
    Free beacon ^ | February 1, 2018 | Brent Scher
    <p>A watchdog group has filed an official ethics complaint regarding the use by Rep. Josh Gottheimer (D., N.J.) of an official House of Representatives email address to announce his campaign's fundraising haul.</p> <p>The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT) asked the Office of Congressional Ethics to open an investigation of Gottheimer on Thursday, citing an email sent earlier this week by his communications director Abhi Rahman. The email was sent from an official "" address and linked to the "Josh Gottheimer for Congress" filing to the Federal Election Committee, a blatant violation of rules prohibiting the use of official resources for political activities.</p>
  • "NASA's safety bureaucracy tips the scales against private space."

    02/01/2018 9:37:01 AM PST · by Voption · 35 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 1-31-2018 | Robert Zimmerman
    The bureaucrats in Washington really have little interest in safety, but instead are more focused in putting their thumbs on the scale in order to specifically harm the commercial space companies -- especially SpaceX's. One report in particular, by NASA's Aerospace Safety Advisory Panel (ASAP), was especially hostile to these private efforts, even as it remained completely unconcerned about similar but far worse safety issues that exist with NASA's government-built and competing SLS and Orion programs.
  • Conservatives are more attractive than liberals, study finds

    01/27/2018 10:26:25 AM PST · by NohSpinZone · 47 replies
    Indy100 ^ | 1/27/18 | Darin Graham
    Hot people are more likely to support right-wing parties because they are stronger and more successful than their more liberal peers, apparently. That's according to a study carried out by Rolfe Daus Peterson, a political scholar from Susquehanna University and Carl Palmar, assistant professor in politics at Illinois State University. The researchers claim that never before has the effects of physical attractiveness on politics been examined on this level and that there is "good reason to believe that individuals’ physical attractiveness may alter their political values and worldviews".
  • Obama vs. Trump: Who Really Colluded with Russia?

    01/26/2018 9:52:15 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 11 replies
    FrontPageMag ^ | 1/26/18 | Daniel Greenfield
    Obama vs. Trump: Who Really Colluded with Russia? Trump didn’t collude with Russia. Obama did. January 26, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. September 2009. Obama hadn’t even been in office for a whole year when he gave in to Moscow’s biggest demand by dropping the missile defense shield for Poland and the Czech Republic. During his campaign, he had enthusiastically backed the defensive program, declaring, “We have to send a clear signal that Poland and other countries in...
  • The #Resist Movement in the Federal Government

    01/25/2018 10:57:47 AM PST · by markomalley · 8 replies
    Townhall ^ | 1/25/18 | Cortney O'Brien
    The #Resist movement is strong within the federal government. Ever since Donald Trump became president, his policies - or frankly, just his presence - has led government workers to stage public protests or quietly resign. Here is a list of some those martyrs, so to speak.Sally Yates - DOJOne of the loudest Trump resistors was Acting Attorney General Sally Yates, who refused to enforce the president's travel ban last year on seven Muslim-majority countries. Not only did she believe the executive order was unconstitutional, she believed it was neither "wise nor just."While some heralded her a hero for standing up...
  • Bullet train audit request gains momentum: Breaking View (California, of course)

    01/24/2018 7:03:12 PM PST · by Mark · 26 replies
    Los Angeles Daily News ^ | 1/24/2018 | Sal Rodriguez
    January 24, 2018 at 2:26 pm Editor’s note: Breaking views are thoughts from individual members of the editorial board on today’s headlines. California’s bullet train project has basically been one long, embarrassing and wasteful disaster ever since it got started. Alas, it persists. The latest update on the first phase of the project, the 119-mile Central Valley section considered the easiest to build, came out a week ago, when the rail authority had to revise its 2016 cost estimate of $7.8 billion in favor of the more realistic though perhaps still optimistic $10.6 billion. It was originally expected to cost...
  • Home Schooling Is Not a Crime

    01/24/2018 5:41:05 AM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | January 24, 2048 | Michelle Malkin
    It's elementary. Education control freaks will use any excuse to crack down on competition. With two million K-12 students now educated at home (including our 9th grade son), the temptation to exploit the most marginal cases of alleged child abuse by home-schoolers has proven irresistible to statist politicians and government apologists. Take the case of David and Louise Turpin's 13 starving children, reportedly found tethered to their beds after one of the siblings escaped and contacted police. The Turpins' "house of horrors" in Riverside County, California, grabbed international headlines last week -- and lured a parade of publicity hounds. Former...