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  • Dems Introduce Articles of Impeachment [semi-satire]

    11/19/2017 2:35:48 PM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Nov 2017 | John Semmens
    This week Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) introduced Articles of Impeachment against President Donald Trump, saying that “this usurper must be held accountable for his high crimes and misdemeanors before he drags the country into the hellish tyranny he has designed for America.” The list of offenses includes… “On election night in 2016, rather than gracefully and rightly conceding to the winner of the popular vote, Donald Trump exploited a the loophole of the Electoral College to unfairly declare himself president,” Cohen charged. “Millions were summarily disenfranchised. Women and minorities were especially hard hit.” “He continues to steadfastly refuse to release...
  • Senator Seeks Meeting with FBI Informant [semi-satire]

    11/19/2017 9:30:11 AM PST · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Nov 2017 | John Semmens
    A lawyer representing Sen. Diane Feinstein (Calif)–the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee–requested the opportunity to meet privately with former FBI informant, William Campbell. Campbell helped the FBI chronicle bribery, kickbacks and money laundering connected to the Uranium One scandal. Victoria Toensing, Campbell’s attorney, agreed to meet, but questioned the time and location suggested by Feinstein’s lawyer, saying that “a midnight meeting at Fort Marcy Park strikes me as unusually inconvenient, probably unwise, and potentially dangerous.” Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), chairman of the Judiciary Committee, called Feinstein’s request “premature. Mr. Campbell will be testifying before the entire Committee. Every...
  • when he was shot, Alexander Graham Bell showed up with a metal detector to try to locate the bullet

    11/19/2017 7:31:50 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 22 replies
    vaviper.blogspot.com ^ | 11/18/2017 | VA Viper
    Today is the anniversary of the birth of James A(bram) Garfield (1831-1881), 20th President of these United States, in Moreland Hills, Ohio. Born to a widowed farm wife, Garfield worked at a series of menial jobs but eventually attended Williams College, graduating in 1856. He entered politics as a Republican and served in the Ohio State Senate until the outbreak of the Civil War, in which he saw combat as a Union major general. In 1862 he was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives and served in that body until 1880, after 1876 as Republican Leader of the House....
  • Update on Sexual Allegations Sweeping the Country [semi-satire]

    11/18/2017 1:57:06 PM PST · by John Semmens · 7 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 19 Nov 2017 | John Semmens
    The rising tide of allegations of sexual harassment that swept through Hollywood is now inundating politics and moistening persons of varying ideological proclivities. So far, eight women have accused Alabama Republican senatorial candidate Roy Moore of sexually inappropriate behavior dating back several decades. The most serious accusation alleging attempted rape was made by Beverly Young Nelson. The veracity of this allegation was cast into some doubt by Nelson's own lawyer—Gloria Allred—who refused to attest to the validity of the signed high school yearbook offered in support of Nelson's claim. As she told CNN's Wolf Blitzer "I haven't asked my client...
  • America is a “Free Speech Zone” - Except in Government Meetings

    11/18/2017 8:54:16 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/18/17 | Karen Lees
    When something happens in my own community that triggers alarm bells, I am compelled to write. And this subject provides an excellent learning opportunity, which is one important purpose of the Language of Liberty series. Last Thursday, November 2nd, the City Board of Alderman in Sparta, Tennessee declined a motion to allow citizen input at City Board meetings. Their decision is now a part of the public record: a policy that alienates the people they represent and is repugnant to the Framers' original intent of free speech enshrined in the First Amendment. City Board meetings are required to be open...
  • Greenfield: Why the Democrats Really Turned on Bill Clinton

    11/16/2017 5:05:46 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 57 replies
    FrontPage ^ | 11/10/17 | Greenfield
    Why the Democrats Really Turned on Bill Clinton It’s not about his victims, it’s about money and power. November 16, 2017 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. In the winter of ’56, Khrushchev told the 20th Congress of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union that Stalin may not have been a very nice guy. In the fall of ’17, the media began to concede that maybe Bill Clinton did abuse a whole bunch of women. And maybe those women...
  • bunkerville standoff: why ammon bundy's lawyer declined opening statement....revelations....snipers

    11/16/2017 5:02:14 AM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 11/16/2017 | Nextrush/Self
    Late in the night, "OregonLive" reporter Maxine Bernstein posted information on her Twitter feed showing the reasoning behind Ammon Bundy's lawyer, Morgan Philpot, declining to make an opening statement based on what happened during Monday's evidence hearing. The closed evidence hearing when the public was ushered out on Monday involved discussion of what was revealed by the prosecution in the case last weekend under a deadline imposed by US District Judge Gloria Navarro. "During the last nine days, from November 3 to November 12, the defense has learned that in support of one wireless camera and the related surveillance, SAC...
  • A Senate of the States: July 2nd, 1787

    11/16/2017 2:15:11 AM PST · by Jacquerie
    Article V Blog ^ | November 16th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: Gouverneur Morris Warns of a Uniparty. The convention slogged on as the large/small state standoff continued over the question of representation in the senate. I will follow a different course today and let a little-known Framer, Pennsylvania’s Gouverneur Morris take center stage. We can thank Morris for the precise text and prose of our Constitution. As chairman of the Committee of Style, he not only smoothed and connected resolutions, he occasionally inserted clauses on his own initiative, which the convention typically accepted as written. Where history tagged James Madison as the father of the Constitution, Morris was its acknowledged...
  • Greenfield: The Race to Censor Internet News

    11/15/2017 5:10:23 PM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 5 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 11/13/17 | Greenfield
    Monday, November 13, 2017 The Race to Censor Internet News Posted by Daniel Greenfield 4 Comments How can you tell that internet censorship is really taking off? Easy. It’s becoming a business model. Steven Brill is raising $6 million to launch News Guard. This new service will rate news sites on their trustworthiness from green to red. Forget politically unbiased algorithms. The ratings will be conducted by "qualified, accountable human beings" from teams of “40 to 60 journalists.” Once upon a time, journalism meant original writing. Now it means deciding which original writing to censor. "Can trust be monetized?" The...
  • Puritans' 'luxury items' unearthed in Boston

    11/15/2017 10:56:42 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Fox News ^ | November 15, 2017 | James Rogers
    Archaeologists in Boston have unearthed surprising luxury items from the 17th century, shedding new light on the lives of Puritans in the city. Items found include an extravagant fragment of 17th-century Venetian glassware and part of an Italian plate decorated with a flower that dates from around 1630, which may be the oldest piece of European ceramic ever found in Boston. “The items are significant because we rarely see them, archaeologically,” Joe Bagley, city archaeologist for Boston’s Landmarks Commission, told Fox News via email. “Also, Puritan Boston is often seen as an extremely conservative, reserved, and religious location in the...
  • Field Marshall Erwin Rommel was born on November 15, 1891

    11/15/2017 7:43:12 AM PST · by harpygoddess · 10 replies
    vaviper.blogspot.com ^ | 11/14/2017 | VA Viper
    November 15 is the anniversary of the birth of legendary German general Field Marshall Erwin (Johannes Eugen) Rommel (1891-1944), who became known as Der Wüstenfuchs ("the Desert Fox") as commander of the Afrika Korps in World War II. Born in Württemberg the son of a schoolmaster, Rommel joined the Imperial German Army in 1910 and served in France, Italy, and Romania during World War I, receiving the highest decorations for bravery. Between the wars, he rose steadily in the army hierarchy, becoming well known as a military educator and writer of textbooks during the early Nazi years. At the time...
  • California NAACP Wants to Get Rid of the “Star Spangled Banner” [semi-satire]

    11/14/2017 10:12:35 AM PST · by John Semmens · 2 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Nov 2017 | John Semmens
    The California chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is lobbying the State Legislature to remove the Star Spangled Banner as the country’s national anthem. California NAACP President Alice Huffman credited former National Football League player Colin Kaepernick with “drawing attention to just how racist, pro-slavery, anti-black the song is.” While the words of the song seem to focus on fighting for freedom, Huffman contended that “the opening line asking whether Jose can see both belittles the eyesight of our Latino friends and singles them out for unknown, but probably racist reasons.” Rep. Danny Davis (D-Ill)...
  • Did George Washington have Commandos?

    11/13/2017 6:23:27 AM PST · by w1n1 · 31 replies
    During the American Revolution George Washington didn’t have any Tier-1 Spec Ops, but he made the most of what he had.When we think of modern day Special Forces, we think of Seal Team 6, Delta Force and the Green Berets. Back in the day of the American Revolution era, what did George Washington have? In a time where warfare was all about marching to fife and drum then lined up in rows to blast away with muskets at fifty paces. What did they know about unconventional warfare? According to retired U.S. Army colonel Robert Tonsetic explains that unconventional warfare was...
  • Allahu Akbar is Why Muslims Kill

    11/13/2017 5:10:55 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 40 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | 11/9/17 | Greenfield
    Thursday, November 09, 2017 Posted by Daniel GreenfieldSpecial agent Scott Wickland said that he heard cries of "Allahu Akbar" before the Benghazi attack. And then the guards ran for their guns. In Nice, France, the Islamic terrorist who killed 86 people and wounded over 400 by running them over with a truck, shouted, “Allahu Akbar”. In New York, the Islamic terrorist who was trying to imitate him, also shouted, “Allahu Akbar.” The 9/11 hijackers had the same message, “Allahu Akbar”. “Allahu Akbar” has been present at virtually every major recent Islamic terror attack in the West. But according to the...
  • A Senate of the States June 29th – June 30th, 1787

    11/13/2017 1:29:45 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 3 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | November 13th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    While we take for granted today that the Framers breezily agreed to a compound republic of the people and the states, the issue still was unresolved five weeks into the convention! Tempers flew as arguments ranged on the one hand, from forming a national, democratic republic which did away with the states, and on the other, to keeping the existing Articles of Confederation. In late June, delegates far more resembled steely political negotiators than a band of brothers. What kept them going through the long summer was fear of the future if they did not come up with an adequate...
  • Looking for Christmas Song, Santa with a .45, or Santa Mugged

    11/12/2017 6:21:14 PM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 13 November, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Image from Youtube at  tnoutdoors9 About 36 or 37 years ago, at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, I recall hearing a Christmas song over the radio. I would like to find it again. It was a rendition of Santa Clause is Coming to Town, but with a significant twist.  In the story line, Santa is mugged, and when he comes back, he comes prepared. As I recall, Santa comes to town armed with a .45. There are plays on "He knows who has been naughty and nice". I recall a memorable line about the reindeer.  Something like trample, trample,...
  • Polish Independence March 11/11/2017

    11/12/2017 10:19:50 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 12 replies
    Youtube ^ | 11/11/17
    A short video showing the whole crowd of the Polish Independence March of 2017, November 11! This is where it began and you can see more and more people adding to it. The Washington Post claimed 60,000, but I strongly suspect a lot more based on the photos and video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RELTOCqUCrs
  • Video Of Last Nights Protest Of Around A Million People Calling for Spain To Release Catalan

    11/12/2017 9:51:56 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 6 replies
    Twitter ^ | 11/12/17 | Julian Assange
    Watch this video of last nights protest of around a million people calling for Spain to release Catalan political prisoners. Then follow this link to see how this vast crowd was depicted on the front pages of Spain's biggest "newspapers" https://twitter.com/JulianAssange/status/929738073457471489
  • Senator Reverses Herself on "Rigged Primary" Charge [semi-satire]

    11/12/2017 9:44:25 AM PST · by John Semmens · 3 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 12 Nov 2017 | John Semmens
    Last week Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) told CNN's Jake Tapper that the 2016 Democratic presidential primary was rigged to favor Hillary Clinton over her rival Sen. Bernie Sanders (Vt). This week she reversed herself saying that "I am persuaded that I was being manipulated into a false consciousness." The chief "persuader" according to Warren was none other than Hillary Clinton. "She reminded me that Bernie was the communist candidate and that the Russians would have had no incentive to rig the primaries against him," the Senator said. "Once their efforts to secure the nomination for their 'mole' fell through they...
  • Freedom of Speech, Greatest generation heritage and Demogracy in australia

    11/12/2017 12:03:03 AM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 1 replies
    Wordpress ^ | 08/11/2017 | Geoff fox
    AN OPEN LETTER TO SARAH CARTER, MARIBYRNONG, AUSTRALIA. Councillor Carter, This letter to you and for Australia is about environmentalist memorial trees, free speech and democracy. In 1945 during World War 2 (WW2), my father served in the fight against fascism on the Indonesian island of Morotai. In 2012, I encouraged some Morotai locals to plant memorial trees to honor the memory of soldiers who fought for freedom. Memorial trees are a proud Australian tradition often forming Avenues Of Honour in the approaches to many of our country towns. In 2013 a landowner in Morotai planted over 100 memorial trees...