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  • Lou Dobbs Is Pissed…

    01/22/2018 8:45:53 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 1 replies ^ | 1/21/18 | unknown Video is pre-set. Dobbs interviews Congressman Paul Gosar about the Nunes FISA report and loses his cool for a few minutes. While I understand his impatience, I would imagine Ryan is waiting for the shutdown to end so the Obama spying story doesn’t get buried in the media avalanche. Last night Jim Jordan said Paul Ryan is on board to release the memo, and that it will happen soon.
  • Rush, Sean H., Sarah H-S., Pres. Trump: Please publicly challenge Flake, etc.: Why do we need more?

    01/22/2018 7:26:44 AM PST · by Paul R. · 19 replies
    Me | 1/22/2018 | Me
    I believe it is time for Conservative leaders to very directly, very publicly, and very loudly challenge the "Gang of 6", including Senators Graham, Flake, and Gardner, on an easily understandable question: Why do we need more unskilled and low skill immigrants from ANY country? This especially when millions of US citizens still languish, driven out of the job market entirely. This when any person of any sense at all knows that we face stiff competition around the world. This when companies looking to hire here say a serious problem is lack of competent applicants. Mind you that I detest...
  • Sipan Hemo: Russia betrayed the Kurds, but victory will be ours

    01/22/2018 8:37:55 AM PST · by Texas Fossil · 3 replies
    ANF News ^ | Monday, 22 Jan 2018, 11:25 | ANF QAMISHLI
    Sipan Hemo stated that their “rightful and legitimate” resistance will continue in the face of the attempted invasion of Afrin, where the Turkish state commits civilian massacres and said: “Victory will certainly be ours.” YPG Commander General Sipan Hemo stated that the Turkish media’s job is “to create the foundations for the invasion of Afrin” and that they insisted on portraying the massacred civilians as fighters. Hemo said, “But the truth is, Erdogan is targeting villages and towns and massacring civilians.” The invading Turkish army launched an attack on Afrin on January 19 with 72 fighter jets. The invasion attack...
  • US embassy to open in Jerusalem by end of 2019, Mike Pence tells Israel [end of JCPOA too]

    01/22/2018 8:21:14 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 5 replies
    Deutsche Welle ^ | 01.22.2018 | tj/msh (AP, Reuters, dpa)
    US Vice President Mike Pence told Israel’s Knesset on Monday that Washington was intending to bring forward a controversial plan by the Trump administration to move the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. “In the weeks ahead, our administration will advance its plan to open the US Embassy in Jerusalem — and the embassy will open before the end of next year,” Pence said. The intention to move the embassy, which has been condemned by the Palestinians and their Arab allies, was agreed in theory by US lawmakers years ago but was set in motion by US President Donald...
  • Ruth Bader Ginsburg shares her #MeToo moment, praises movement: ‘It’s about time’

    01/22/2018 8:19:32 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 22, 2018 | by ELIZABETH CHUCK
    Ruth Bader Ginsburg has never shied away from speaking out about gender inequality — even back when she was a college student and an instructor acted inappropriately with her, she revealed on Sunday. "It's about time. For so long women were silent, thinking there was nothing you could do about it, but now the law is on the side of women, or men, who encounter harassment, and that's a good thing," Ginsburg told NPR's Nina Totenberg. She then recalled a #MeToo moment of her own during the 1950s with a Cornell chemistry instructor from whom she had sought help before...
  • Black racists enraged by Malia Obama's white boyfriend

    01/22/2018 7:32:18 AM PST · by rktman · 65 replies ^ | 1/22/2018 | Ed Straker
    Malia Obama, who is studying at Harvard University, has a boyfriend! But some black people on Twitter have questioned her choice in men, because Malia's new homey, Rory Farquharson, is white.
  • Sweden increases deportation rate to Morocco

    01/22/2018 8:11:59 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 4 replies ^ | 22 January 2018 07:17 CET+01:00 | TT/The Local
    The number of deportations from Sweden to Morocco has increased thanks to the use of fingerprint records in the identification process. Swedish authorities now have access to the records thanks to a new partnership with Morocco, making it easier to identify people who have been given a deportation order then send them to the country, public broadcaster Sveriges Radio reports. The number of deportations carried out to Morocco increased from 75 in 2016 to 135 in 2017. …
  • Lawyers argue for firing squad for Ohio man (trunc. injection failed)

    01/22/2018 7:51:28 AM PST · by Loud Mime · 29 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | Andrew Welsh-Huggins
    Attorneys for a condemned killer whose execution was stopped last year after 25 minutes of unsuccessful needle sticks are once again recommending the firing squad as an alternative.
  • Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich,9AM-12NOONPM,EST,WTIC AM,January 22-26,2018

    01/22/2018 7:46:35 AM PST · by Biggirl · 1 replies
    Sound Off Connecticut With Jim Vicevich ^ | January 22, 2018 | Jim Vicevich
    Good Morning And WELCOME!
  • Switching to electric cars is key to fixing America's 'critically insufficient' climate policies

    01/22/2018 7:33:31 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 81 replies
    The Guardian ^ | January 22, 2018 | by Dana Nuccitelli
    In order to meet its share of the carbon pollution cuts needed to achieve the 2°C Paris international climate target, America’s policies are rated as “critically insufficient” by the Climate Action Tracker. The Trump Administration has taken every possible step to undo the Obama Administration’s climate policies. In 2020, the next American president will have to make up the lost ground and come up with a plan to rapidly accelerate the country’s transition away from fossil fuels. Currently, transportation and power generation each account for about 30% of US greenhouse gas emissions, so those sectors represent the prime targets for...
  • The Democrats’ fiscal trap (Trump Must Get His Veto Pen Ready)

    01/22/2018 7:33:15 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 01/22/2018 | Stephen Moore
    With all the talk about a possible government shutdown due to an impasse on immigration reform, no one seems to be paying attention to a story of even bigger long-term consequence. Congress is preparing a two-year budget that blows past bipartisan spending caps to the tune of $216 billion through 2019. These are the latest stunning tallies from an analysis by Congressional Quarterly. (See chart). That may be a best-case scenario. The budget watchers at Freedom Works estimate that when hurricane disaster relief, funding for the border wall, added Obamacare money for the bankrupt insurance markets, and other last-minute spending...
  • Great Again: Disabled Rejoin Workforce In Droves As Economy Gains Steam

    01/22/2018 7:29:53 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 3 replies
    IBD ^ | 01/22/2018
    If you want a sign of a growing economy, look at the disability rolls. They've been shrinking rapidly of late, as fewer apply for benefits and more disabled return to work. This is very good news. In the aftermath of the last recession, the number of workers who went on the Social Security Disability Insurance program skyrocketed by more than 1 million. It's clear from the data that this was being driven largely by the lack of good job prospects. Monthly applications for SSDI leapt from an average 182,000 a month in 2007 to 245,000 a month in 2010. Even...
  • U.S. federal workers worry about government shutdown

    01/22/2018 7:27:15 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 26 replies
    Reuters ^ | January 22, 2018 | by Chris Kenning
    Thousands of federal workers faced uncertainty about the status of their jobs and paychecks after U.S. Senate leaders failed to reach an agreement to end a government shutdown before the work week begins on Monday. “This is incredibly stressful,” said Jessica Klement, vice president at the National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association, which represents more than 20,000 workers. “Essential employees must report to work without knowing when they’ll be paid next,” she said. “Non-essential employees will be forced to stay home without pay, not knowing if back pay will be provided.” Some employees may not have received notice of...
  • Delingpole: Jordan Peterson v Cathy Newman – Best SJW Takedown Evah!

    01/22/2018 5:42:40 AM PST · by servo1969 · 13 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 1-18-2018 | JAMES DELINGPOLE
    If you haven't already, you absolutely must watch the encounter between SJW media maven Cathy Newman of Channel 4 News and free-speech-defending Canadian academic Jordan Peterson. "I don't think I have ever witnessed an interview that is more catastrophic for the interviewer," says Douglas Murray.He's right.If you loathe the cant, self-righteousness, and stupidity of the regressive left, then you'll love this train wreck of an interview. It's the most satisfying piece of poetic justice since the Comet came unstuck in that tunnel in Atlas Shrugged.Newman set out to ensnare and destroy someone whose politics she found objectionable -- but...
  • Senators introduce bill to withhold congressional pay during shutdown

    01/22/2018 7:05:44 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 48 replies
    Federal News Radio ^ | January 21, 2018 2:31 pm | Nicole Ogrysko @nogryskoWFED
    Though federal employees won’t get a paycheck during the governmment shutdown, members of Congress will — unless they specify otherwise. Ten Democratic senators on Friday introduced a bill that would withhold pay for members of Congress during the government shutdown. The legislation comes from Sen. Heidi Heitkamp (D-N.D.), along with Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Ranking Member Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio), Bob Casey (D-Pa.), Maggie Hassan (D-N.H.), Joe Manchin (D-W. Va.), Gary Peters (D-Mich.), Tina Smith (D-Minn.), Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.) and Jon Tester (D-Mont.). “It’s wrong that members of Congress would still get paid in...
  • Police union slashes number of ‘get out of jail free’ cards issued

    01/22/2018 6:42:02 AM PST · by JP1201 · 16 replies
    The city’s police-officers union is cracking down on the number of “get out of jail free” courtesy cards distributed to cops to give to family and friends. Patrolmen’s Benevolent Association boss Pat Lynch slashed the maximum number of cards that could be issued to current cops from 30 to 20, and to retirees from 20 to 10, sources told The Post. The cards are often used to wiggle out of minor trouble such as speeding tickets, the theory being that presenting one suggests you know someone in the NYPD. The rank and file is livid.
  • Democrats’ Shutdown A Desperate Diversion from Economic Success

    01/22/2018 6:37:47 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 6 replies
    Whenever the federal government shutdown ends, there is one inescapable conclusion concerning it’s cause: Democrats’ thirst for a diversion from the series of recent Republican victories in the public forum, specifically in the economy. As explained below, there is no imminent threat to DACA immigrants’ legal status, and no urgency to the CHIP children’s health care program as Republicans had proposed funding for six years. There was, therefore no need for Democrats to force a government shutdown. Except for politics. That leaves us with one undeniable truth as to the motivation for Democrats to aspire to shut down the government:...
  • Anchor Babies Procreated on the High Seas

    01/22/2018 6:34:26 AM PST · by The_Media_never_lie · 15 replies
    self ^ | 11/22/2018 | self
    I am posting this because it needs to be discussed right now in light of the fact that Democrats are willing to shut down the country to enhance the rights of illegal aliens. In 1998, I was winding down my career as a Coast Guard reservist. Completing one of my remaining Search and Rescue watches, I recall this conversation with and Ensign who was visiting the Commcenter. She had been assigned to a USCG cutter during the Haitian migration. This cutter was assigned to intercept the boatloads of Haitians who were trying to migrate illegally to Florida in hazardous conditions....
  • Scarborough Puts Insults to Trump in Mouth of his Aides: “Bumpkin, Idiot, Pre-Dementia”

    01/22/2018 6:28:58 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 47 replies
    FinkelBlog ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    I’m getting close to pulling the plug on Morning Joe and Joe Scarborough. On countless occasions over the years, readers have asked: why do you bother watching this guy? Who cares what he says? Why give him any additional exposure? etc. I’ve always responded along the lines that Morning Joe is the most-watched morning show among opinion leaders. And Joe and his guests would fairly often have interesting things to say. [snip] This morning offers yet one more example. Instead of directly insulting the Trump, Scarborough puts his insults in the mouth or minds of the president’s staffers. Over the...
  • Byron York: Congress seeks answers after FBI claims texts missing in Trump-Russia probe

    01/22/2018 6:23:35 AM PST · by Liberty7732 · 22 replies
    Investigators in both House and Senate were stunned late Friday when, receiving a batch of newly-released texts between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, they also received notice from the bureau that the FBI "failed to preserve" Strzok-Page messages from December 14, 2016 through May 17, 2017. Given the amount of texting that went on between Strzok and Page, who were having an extramarital affair, that probably meant thousands of missing documents. A number of critical events in the Trump-Russia affair occurred between December 2016 and May 2017, including: