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  • That Vaunted “Blue Wave” is Going to Become Just Another Democrat Trail of Tears

    05/18/2018 5:05:19 AM PDT · by EyesOfTX · 9 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Feel good quote of the week. – “John Brennan…needs a very good lawyer…he’s going to be in front of a grand jury.” – Former U.S. Attorney Joe DiGenova, speaking last night on the Tucker Carlson Show. Why does Donald Trump hate women so?????? – Gina Haspel, Donald Trump’s nominee, yesterday became the first woman ever confirmed to become the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency. This woman’s nomination was opposed by 2 Republicans and 43 Democrats in the U.S. Senate. As far as I can tell, the biggest black mark against Ms....
  • The Decline and Fall of the American Teachers Unions

    05/06/2018 8:32:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | May 6, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    When I started out in education, the teachers union reps would tell me, “We are here to protect you.” However, what I learned on the job—and after leaving the profession altogether—is that unions protect unions, not the individual workers, and definitely not the kids. In many states, first-year teachers pay the union dues, even if they do not formally join the union, but get no protection. The classic phrase among veteran teachers is “you can be fired for the cut of your hair.” As for the core interests of these public sector legal mobs, teachers’ union strikes have erupted all...
  • Trump: John Kerry Not the Best Negotiator or Bicycle Racer

    05/05/2018 6:41:36 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 29 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 5/5/18 | Pam Key
    Friday in Dallas during his remarks at the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) Annual Leadership Forum, President Donald Trump poked fun at former Secretary of State John Kerry for breaking his leg in a bike accident in France, in 2015. Trump said, “Same thing with Iran, remember? We’re signing that horrible deal and they’re marching in the streets saying death to America. I said who signs a deal when they’re marching saying death to America? Who marches? They’re saying death to America and we have the former administration — and represented by John Kerry — not the best negotiator we’ve ever...
  • Paul Ryan Is Responsible For Republicans’ Obamacare Failure

    04/12/2018 9:04:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 8 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 04/12/2018 | Christopher Jacobs
    On the last day of 2016, I sent the editing team at The Federalist a draft article that predicted events in the coming Congress. If those events came to pass, then it could publish, along with a notation indicating that I had written it months (or years) previously.The piece described a scenario in which cross-pressures over repealing-and-replacing Obamacare led Paul Ryan to resign his speakership. Even then, before the 115th Congress officially convened, I envisioned conflicts between the “repeal” wing of the Republican Party and the “replace” wing, making success on health care unlikely and Ryan the likeliest “fall...
  • Media Fail: Only 23 Percent Believe Stormy Daniels Is Important Issue

    04/11/2018 8:26:21 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 27 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 11,2018 | JOHN NOLTE
    Despite weekss of media hype about porn star Stormy Daniels, not only has President Trump’s job approval rating jumped in the latest Quinnipiac poll, but only 23 percent of Americans believe the alleged affair is an important issue. A massive majority of 73 percent say it is not. Even 51 percent of Democrats agree it is not an important issue, along with 79 percent of Independents. Moreover, there is also no notable gender gap on the question.In worse news for the media, although Trump denies the affair, by a margin of 58 – 14 percent they believe do not believe...
  • Anti-gun activists miss the target

    04/05/2018 7:36:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 13 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 4/5/2018 | Lt. Col. James Zumwalt
    Police reports do not provide information on whether an armed criminal was an NRA member. But one pro-gun proponent’s effort to calculate a prorated number used the 2010 homicide rate of 4.8 per 100,000 and that year’s 4.3 million NRA membership to compute an infinitesimal average of 0.0000048 murders per member. The bottom line is NRA members are probably among the most law-abiding citizens, yet this is whom anti-gun activists target. As a pro-gun critic claims, “there has not been a reported mass shooting ever by an NRA member. If there had been, the liberal media would have jumped all...
  • Comey's book tour is a colossal mistake

    04/01/2018 10:46:37 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 42 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/01/18 | JAMES GAGLIANO, OPINION CONTRIBUTOR
    He continues to diminish himself and the cherished office he once held.
  • 9/11 and Parkland: When Systems Fail

    03/05/2018 5:34:12 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 22 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | Patricia McCarthy
    Everyone paying attention knows now that the Parkland massacre by a severely troubled and dangerous young man was the result of a failure of a host of government institutions. The FBI received several specific warnings and ignored them. The Broward County sheriff's department also ignored countless notifications, as did the local police. Much of the inefficiency was probably due to sheer incompetence, people not doing the jobs they were meant to do. But much was the result of a truly ridiculous program invented by the Obama administration, the Promise policy. Jack Cashill has written about this in depth, as the...
  • Overwhelming Majority Of Studies Find That Gun Control Policies Don’t Work

    03/04/2018 8:10:20 AM PST · by rktman · 16 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 3/4/2018 | Anders Hagstrom
    An analysis of thousands of gun control studies claims that just 63 of those studies found connections between more stringent gun control laws violent crime and suicide reductions. The non-profit RAND corporation spent two years and $1 million on the analysis, searching for evidence of benefit from gun control policies. RAND’s analysis looked to establish connections between gun policies and rates of homicide, suicide, self-defense gun use, hunting, and other categories. The vast majority of those categories went unaffected by legislation, however, according to NPR. “Most of the effects that we were looking for evidence on, we didn’t find any...
  • Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter...

    02/18/2018 3:53:54 AM PST · by SMGFan · 131 replies
    Real Donald Trump twitter account ^ | February 17, 2018 | President Donald Trump
    Very sad that the FBI missed all of the many signals sent out by the Florida school shooter. This is not acceptable. They are spending too much time trying to prove Russian collusion with the Trump campaign - there is no collusion. Get back to the basics and make us all proud! 11:08 PM - 17 Feb 2018
  • Student Loan Crisis: Another Obama Legacy of Failure

    02/13/2018 6:38:48 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 75 replies
    There is indeed a student loan crisis. And the numbers show it is entirely the doing of President Obama, with an assist from his supporting cast in the Democrat-run Congress. The crisis has its origins in 2010, when President Obama essentially nationalized the national student lending program by signing a law he had proposed and Congress passed that muscled banks out of the picture as lenders. Banks had been providing government-backed student loans, but Obama, in all of his community organizer wisdom, figured distant government bureaucrats could do it better than bankers and save taxpayers money. It’s laughable, sure, but...
  • Author Michael Wolff fired at Trump, but ultimately missed his target

    01/09/2018 11:26:23 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 29 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | Jan 09, 2018 | Leonard Pitts
    America desperately wanted this book. America desperately needed it, too. That’s why “Fire and Fury,” by journalist Michael Wolff, which purported to be a fly-on-the-wall, inside view of life in the Trump White House, shot to Number One on Amazon.com last week after Donald Trump’s lawyers tried to suppress it. It’s why bookstores had to back order. Unfortunately, Wolff did not deliver the book he promised. Granted, “Fire and Fury” is juicy as a summer peach, filled with gossipy takedowns of pretty much every boldface name in Trump Land. Anthony Scaramucci emerges as “a shameless self promoter,” Kellyanne Conway, as...
  • Mitch McConnell Melts Down, Admits Publicly He’s a Complete Failure

    11/26/2017 5:06:27 PM PST · by cotton1706 · 51 replies
    Mitch McConnell, the Senate Majority Leader, is a failure. There’s no disputing that fact, which has become apparent even to himself. Despite having control of both the House and the Senate, his party can not accomplish anything on their to-do list. Even his best efforts, holding votes in the middle of the night trying to sneak things through, he still can’t get anything passed. McConnell has finally admitted to his failure, but he’s still being arrogant about it. During a recent radio interview he said,“I choose not to dwell on situations where we come up a little bit short. Even...
  • 13 Baltimore City High Schools, Zero Students Proficient in Math

    11/10/2017 2:40:31 AM PST · by Altura Ct. · 100 replies
    Fox ^ | 11/9/2017
    An alarming discovery coming out of City Schools. Project Baltimore analyzed 2017 state testing data and found one-third of High Schools in Baltimore, last year, had zero students proficient in math. But that’s not all we found. In the midst of that troubling number, there are some bright spots. Most mornings, at Baltimore Collegiate School for Boys, start the same way – with students chanting the school’s motto in the gym. “There’s an urgency about the work we’re doing,” said Jack Pannell, the school’s founder. That urgency was born out of need. “Nine out of ten black boys in Baltimore...
  • Harveywood Backlash Sinks George Clooney

    10/28/2017 6:52:09 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 57 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 28 Oct 2017 | John Nolte
    Harveywood Backlash Sinks George Clooney: ‘Suburbicon’ Opens to Humiliating $3 Million Even the estimates of a $7 million to $10 million opening weekend for Suburbicon felt generous. And were they ever. Despite a ton of publicity and placement on over 2,000 screens, George Clooney’s embarrassing attempt at being a third Coen brother went down in flames. Placing in ninth(!) place, Deadline projects a devastating opening weekend of just $3 million....The news, however, is especially bad for Clooney. Prior to Suburbicon, the director’s 2011 The Ides of March was his worst wide-opening ($10 million) as a director. This $3 million opening...
  • Sonoma County officials opted not to send mass alert on deadly fire

    10/12/2017 2:29:05 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 29 replies
    S F Chronicle ^ | Joaquin Palomino and Kimberly Veklerov October 12, 2017 | Joaquin Palomino and Kimberly Veklerov October 12, 2017
    In the early hours of the blaze, officials at the Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Department discussed sending something similar to an Amber Alert to cell phones in the area, but chose not to since it would have gone to tens of thousands of people not in immediate danger. The type of warning, called a Wireless Emergency Alert, can only target phones in large geographic areas, according to Sonoma County Fire and Emergency Services Coordinator Zachary Hamill, who made the decision not to send the wireless alert together with the county’s emergency manager, Christopher Helgren. “If I had done...
  • Homeland Security Uncovers Massive Immigration Failures

    10/09/2017 2:23:06 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Front Page ^ | October 9, 2017 | Michael Cutler
    President Trump has been rightfully demanding that aliens who are citizens of countries that have an involvement with terrorism must undergo “extreme vetting.” This is certainly an important and commonsense requirement. However, the computer systems used by both Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) inside the United States are unable to provide CBP inspectors at ports of entry the data they need to prevent transnational criminals and international terrorists from entering the country. Nor can these systems provide the vital information and records to USCIS adjudications officers that would allow them to prevent aliens present in the United States from improperly...
  • Why the national anthem protests are failing

    10/08/2017 9:34:25 AM PDT · by Excuse_My_Bellicosity · 84 replies
    The Week ^ | 10/8/2017 | Edward Morrissey
    The NFL's players and owners find themselves trapped in a collapsing pocket of their own creation — and at risk of getting sacked by millions of fans across the country. Two weekends ago, many team owners appeased their players by participating in national anthem demonstrations after President Trump's rather profane demand on Sept. 22 that owners fire any players who kneel. These demonstrations didn't go over well with many NFL fans — millions of whom are white, older, and conservative, and see any demonstration during the national anthem as fundamentally unpatriotic. So last weekend, some teams tried to innovate solutions...
  • Latest academic tests underscore California's education crisis

    10/01/2017 3:00:03 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 69 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | October 01, 2017 | Dan Walters
    California has spent tens of billions of extra dollars on its K-12 school system in recent years on promises that its abysmal levels of academic achievement – especially those of disadvantaged children – would be improved. And what have those massive expenditures – a 50 percent increase in per-pupil spending – and a massive reworking of school curricula accomplished? Fewer than half of California’s children are meeting English standards and fewer than 38 percent are making the grade in math. Not much, the latest results from annual testing indicate.
  • Inside the NYC schools critics call ‘failure factories’

    09/03/2017 9:26:21 AM PDT · by george76 · 32 replies
    NYP ^ | September 2, 2017 | Susan Edelman
    They are the schools Mayor de Blasio doesn’t mention. At 32 city elementary and middle schools, the average English-math proficiency rate on state exams has not exceeded 10 percent of students for four years in a row. Seventeen of these schools — which enroll nearly 10,000 kids — have been part of the mayor’s signature Renewal program, which has spent $582 million on teacher training, social services and an extra hour a day of instruction. Four did so poorly that the city Department of Education closed them in June. ... Families for Excellent Schools, a pro-charter-school group that analyzed the test...