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  • Understanding Evil: From Globalism To Pizzagate

    12/08/2016 10:27:07 PM PST · by Perseverando · 10 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | December 8, 2016 | Submitted by Brandon Smith via Alt-Market.com,
    I have spent the better part of the last 10 years working diligently to investigate and relate information on economics and geopolitical discourse for the liberty movement. However, long before I delved into these subjects my primary interests of study were the human mind and the human ďsoulĒ (yes, Iím using a spiritual term). My fascination with economics and sociopolitical events has always been rooted in the human element. That is to say, while economics is often treated as a mathematical and statistical field, it is also driven by psychology. To know the behavior of man is to know the...
  • Miss Sloane: When WaPo thinks the movie suckedÖ

    12/08/2016 9:36:10 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    gunfreezone.com ^ | 12/8/2016 | miguel
    By nailing the little things ó the casual assertiveness, the sharp dress, the impatience for nonsense ó her characterís larger transgressions later in the film feel more believable. The same cannot be said for the cause she fights for; gun control advocates spout sub-Daily-Kos silliness, claiming, for example, that Texas regulates sex toys more stringently than guns with a straight face. I think part of the problem is that filmmakers didnít consult with people heavily involved in the issue in order to see if the film made sense.
  • Our campaign lost the election. But Trumpís team must own up to how he won

    12/08/2016 8:43:04 AM PST · by rktman · 100 replies
    washingtonpost.com ^ | 12/7/2016 | Jennifer Palmieri
    I know how to be a gracious loser. I could have let it go last week when Kellyanne Conway, Donald Trumpís campaign manager, challenged me to look her in the eye and say she ran a campaign that gave white supremacists a platform. I considered for a split second. I knew you were supposed to be gracious when you come for the post-election forum at Harvardís Kennedy School of Government. But I decided this was a year where normal rules donít apply. Speaking the truth was more important.
  • Harry Reid Defends Senate Rule Change: 'What Was Fair for President Obama Is Fair for Trump'(T)

    12/08/2016 8:30:10 AM PST · by rktman · 47 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/8/2016 | Susan Jones
    Outgoing Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, writing in Thursday's New York Times [1], says he has "a few things to say," now that he's leaving the Senate for good. Reid devoted half of his op-ed to a defense of the Senate rule change he instituted in 2013. The so-called "nuclear option" will allow confirmation of Donald Trump's nominees (except for the Supreme Court) by a simple 51-vote majority. It eliminates the filibuster. "One thing we fought for thatís worth defending is a fairer, more open and more productive Senate," Reid wrote. "We changed the Senate rules to guarantee a presidentís...
  • Does Belief in True Conservatism, Require One to Reject Equality?

    12/08/2016 7:21:17 AM PST · by pinochet · 51 replies
    A conservative is one who rejects, not only Marxism, but also the socialist and Jacobin ideologies which existed before the Marxist ideology came into existence. Marxism, socialism and Jacobinism, are the product of radical egalitarianism. 20th century American conservatives have exaggerated the differences between European conservatives and America's the founding fathers in the 1700s. European conservatism was about defending Monarchy and Aristocracy. America's founding fathers opposed King George III, but that does not mean they were hostile to all Kings. Jefferson was a great admirer of the ancient Persian King, Cyrus the Great, and got some of his ideas on...
  • NBC Fears Trumpís Pick Will ĎDismantleí Obamaís EPA, CBS Smears(we're hopin'!)

    12/08/2016 7:09:09 AM PST · by rktman · 61 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/7/2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    News broke Wednesday that President-Elect Donald Trump had selected Oklahoma Attorney General, and active opponent to the Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt to lead that very same organization. Word of Trumpís latest pick sent liberal environmental groups into a panic along with networks CBS and NBC. ďThe president-elect filled more administration posts today, putting a global warming sceptic in charge of protecting the environment,Ē announced anchor Scott Pelley on CBS Evening News. CBSís Nancy Cordes bemoaned Trumpís climate change switcheroo from earlier in the week. ďAl Gore's meeting with Mr. Trump the other day gave environmentalists hope, but that hope...
  • Trump's administration: Veterans need not apply?

    12/08/2016 7:04:15 AM PST · by rktman · 51 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/8/2016 | Tom Trinko
    Some liberals are concerned that the veterans President Trump is appointing, or considering appointing, to key government positions will turn America into a dictatorship. One author wrote: Whatever the good intentions of the former officers who've been nominated, having a host of former generals in traditionally civilian positions would begin to erode principles of civil-military relations central to democracy, including civilian control and the political neutrality of the armed forces.
  • Virginia Democrat: I Think We Should Have A Gun Registry

    12/08/2016 6:22:35 AM PST · by rktman · 69 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/7/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Sen. Barbara Favola says she doesnít want to take away your guns. She just wants to know what youíre packing. The Arlington Democrat is proposing to have the state study whether the registration of firearms in Virginia is feasible, because she believes arming police with a database of gun records would provide them with an additional tool to fight crime. But she knows even a study will draw opposition in Richmond [Ö] ďMy guess is that there will not be a single Republican who will vote for this bill,Ē says Sen Richard Black (R-Loudoun). ďThe whole purpose of [the study]...
  • Labor Unions Were The Other Losers On Election Day

    12/08/2016 6:16:44 AM PST · by rktman · 17 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/8/2016 | Jason Hopkins
    Democrats werenít the only ones who lost big on Election Day. Labor unions lost in key states across the country in November. Having already had their power in several states constrained following the 2010 mid-terms, labor unions will now be forced to play defense in more states legislatures where Democrats have faltered anew. Democrats lost control of the state House in Kentucky and the state Senate in Iowa. They also lost gubernatorial control in Missouri and New Hampshire. All four states will be under a Republican trifecta starting in 2017 Ė meaning their governorsí mansions and legislative chambers will be...
  • Sundayís snow sets record in several locations(?)

    12/07/2016 10:23:44 AM PST · by rktman · 8 replies
    wjbc.com ^ | 12/6/2016 | Cole Lauterbach
    The first snowfall to hit Illinois this fall was no polite dusting, but a record-breaking event. State Climatologist Jim Angel said Sundayís snowfall total was the heaviest snow accumulation for a fall-winter seasonís first snow at OíHare International Airport and likely other sites as well. ďIt was the greatest first-of-the-season daily total for Chicago at OíHare Airport,Ē Angel said. ďThatís the biggest one-day jump to the winter snowfall season.Ē
  • Lawyers Donate Millions in Pro-Bono Work to Help Gun Controllers Fight Trumpís Pro-Gun Push

    12/07/2016 10:14:01 AM PST · by rktman · 27 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 12/7/2016 | AWR Hawkins
    On December 7, the New York Times made two things clear: 1. Gun controllers are losing, as exemplified by Donald Trumpís win; 2. Corporate lawyers are coming to their rescue, donating ďtens of millionsĒ of dollars worth of pro-bono work to said groups in order to help fight Trumpís pro-gun push. Teams of corporate lawyers began working for gun controllers in a somewhat unorganized manner after the June 12 Orlando Pulse attack failed to garner any gun control traction. The teams of lawyers were not united, rather, ďthey worked largely on their own,Ē the NYT reports. Now they are unifying...
  • The platypus - Still more questions than answers for evolutionists

    12/07/2016 8:15:11 AM PST · by fishtank · 118 replies
    Creation Ministries International ^ | 12-7-16 | Paula Weston
    The platypus - Still more questions than answers for evolutionists by Paula Weston Imagine, if you will, the excited glances exchanged if paleontologists were to uncover a fossil that looked like a mammal, yet also had bird and reptilian features. The immediate reaction would probably be to declare that here was, clearly, a transitional creature that provided an evolutionary link between mammals and their non-mammalian ancestors. That might well be the conclusion drawn if a platypus fossil were found today, without living examples around to indicate otherwise.
  • The Weather Channel Publicly Calls Out Breitbart For Claiming Global Warming Isnít Real

    12/07/2016 6:42:21 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies
    mediaite.com ^ | 12/6/2016 | Lindsey Ellefson
    ďLast week, Breitbart dot com published an article claiming that global warming was nothing but a scare and global temperatures were actually falling, Problem is, they used a compeltely unrelated video about La Nina ó with my face in it! ó to attempt to back their point,Ē said meteorologist Kait Parker, in her scathing takedown. Before listing step-by-step how and why Breitbartís article is all wrong, she said, ďHereís the thing: science doesnít care about your opinion. Cherry-picking and twisting the facts will not change the future, nor the fact ó note: fact, not opinion ó that the earth is...
  • Time Warner CEO: Democrats, not Trump, Threatened First Amendment

    12/06/2016 5:26:41 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 5 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/0616 | JOEL B. POLLAK
    Time Warner CEO Jeff Bewkes said Tuesday that the real threat to the First Amendment in the 2016 election had come from Democrats, not from Donald Trump ó and that the media had largely missed the threat because of their own partisan bias. Speaking to the Business Insider IGNITION conference in New York City, Bewkes pointed out that the Democratic Party ďhad a campaign plank to change the First Amendment, and they were doing it in the guise of campaign finance reform.Ē Indeed, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton ran on an explicit pledge to change the First Amendment in order...
  • How Tech Can Help Save Democracy

    12/06/2016 5:19:28 PM PST · by spintreebob · 9 replies
    medium.com ^ | 11/29/16 | Ben Rattray
    Americans feel government doesnít serve them, their voice isnít heard. Most solutions focus on the next political battle. While short-term battles are important, we need long-term solutions more profound than better policies, politicians or parties; we need a better political system. Technology has been blamed for our current political environment; for social and economic disruption that led to disaffection, for spreading fake news. Well-designed technology offers the best chance of creating the political system needed: more participatory, responsive, informed democracy. It just hasnít been built yet. Silicon Valley invested billions designing technology to improve industries; commerce, communications, travel, transportation. Less...
  • Web Giants Coordinate to Remove Extremist Content

    12/06/2016 1:53:35 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 34 replies
    (Reuters) ‚ÄĒ Web giants YouTube, Facebook, Twitter and Microsoft will step up efforts to remove extremist content from their websites by creating a common database. The companies will share ‚Äėhashes‚Äô ‚Äď unique digital fingerprints they automatically assign to videos or photos ‚Äď of extremist content they have removed from their websites to enable their peers to identify the same content on their platforms. ¬† ‚ÄúWe hope this collaboration will lead to greater efficiency as we continue to enforce our policies to help curb the pressing global issue of terrorist content online,‚ÄĚ the companies said in a statement on Tuesday....
  • The contract of "marriage" that isn't [vanity]

    12/06/2016 12:15:55 PM PST · by fwdude · 33 replies
    12/06/2016 | Vanity
    The common meme that is repeated ad nauseam in recent years, especially by those who would redefine marriage to their own liking, is that "marriage" is simply a civil contract ratified by the state. Anyone even remotely familiar with contract law sees the obvious flaw in this contention. Contracts involve two or more parties agreeing voluntarily into being bound by the terms of the contract, absent any extenuating circumstance or condition which would void it [external laws or lack of consenting ability.] Why, then does the strictly 'civil marriage' by same-sex couples require others who ARE NOT PARTIES TO THE...
  • Sowell: The Left's Gambles

    12/06/2016 10:32:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 6, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Sometimes life forces us to make decisions, even when we don't have enough information to know how the decision will turn out. The risks may be even greater when people make decisions for other people. Yet there are some who are not only willing, but eager, to take decisions away from those who are directly affected. Something as personal as what doctor we want to go to has been taken out of our hands by ObamaCare. What job offer, at what pay rate, someone wants to accept has been taken out of their hands by minimum wage laws. Sick people...
  • Tucker Carlson's Nightly Takedown of Lib: December 5th, 2016 Edition(video)

    12/06/2016 8:15:28 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/5/2016 | Stephen Kruiser
    As I mentioned last week, I was never much of a Tucker Carlson fan until FNC gave him this new show. Now I'm checking almost every weeknight to see if he's embarrassed yet another lib. My biggest worry at this point is that they will all eventually catch on and refuse to appear on his show. Tonight's victim was a smug college kid who came armed with the mustache of a 12-year-old boy and not much else. Enjoy.
  • Fish as Smart as Apes?

    12/06/2016 8:06:11 AM PST · by fishtank · 42 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | Dec. 2016 | Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D.
    Fish as Smart as Apes? by Jeffrey P. Tomkins, Ph.D. * Evidence for Creation Since evolutionary thinking permeates the entire spectrum of biology, scientists are consistently surprised by the mental abilities of creatures thought to be lower on the so-called tree of life. In this mythical tree of evolutionary progression, apes are thought to be at the top of the intelligence scaleósecond only to humans. But now we have numerous examples of other land creatures, most notably birds, that rival or exceed apesí mental capabilities.1-3 But what about fish, the supposed ancient ancestors of all land-dwelling animals? With such a...
  • Based on Absolutely Nothing, New York Times Frets Over Carson Nomination to HUD

    12/06/2016 7:58:42 AM PST · by rktman · 43 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/5/2016 | Stephen Kruiser
    Today's installment of "We're Doomed, We're Doomed!" comes via The New York Times regarding the nomination of Dr. Ben Carson to head up the Department of Housing and Urban Development. Big-city mayors and housing experts are nervous about the idea of a billionaire real estate developer in the White House. Now President-elect Donald J. Trump has picked Ben Carson, a retired neurosurgeon with no housing experience, as his nominee for secretary of Housing and Urban Development ó and high anxiety has set in. As The Timesís Mid-Atlantic bureau chief, I have spent a lot of time in Baltimore, Cleveland and...
  • Black Activists Launch Monthly Fee System For Whites To Pay Blacks

    12/06/2016 7:25:22 AM PST · by rktman · 86 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/5/2016 | Alex Pfeiffer
    Liberal black activists have launched a monthly ďsubscription boxĒ designed for white people ďto not only financially support Black femme freedom fighters, but also complete measurable tasks in the fight against white supremacy.Ē The subscription service is called Safety Pin Box and was launched last week. Wearing a safety pin has recently become a symbol within the liberal community for one to show solidarity with minorities. The group is headed by Leslie Mac and Marissa Jenae Johnson. Johnson is one of the Black Lives Matter protesters who interrupted Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders during a speech in Seattle last year.
  • SEIU branch in Texas declares bankruptcy

    12/06/2016 6:53:33 AM PST · by rktman · 26 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/6/2016 | Thomas Lifson
    After losing a lawsuit and facing a $7.8 million dollar judgment, Service Employees International Union Texas, alias SEIU District Five, has declared bankruptcy in order to escape the judgment. The plaintiff is going after the national union, as it should, so stand by lots more court appeals, But so far, the SEIU is losing at every step. Bill McMorris has an excellent account of the case and its background, at the Free Beacon. I recommend it. The bare bones of the story of this case paint a picture of a thuggish organization, in my opinion. It expanded into Texas by...
  • Charlie Daniels on Trump Bypassing MSM with Social Media: Bring It On, Mr. President-Elect

    12/05/2016 9:37:13 AM PST · by rktman · 11 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/5/2016 | Charlie Daniels
    When social media came into our lives, I think most of us viewed them as more cyber toys. To some it was a convenient way to communicate with a circle of friends. To others it was a way to insult and denigrate, safely hiding behind the anonymity of an avatar. As one who was basically dragged into all things cyber-related by my computer savvy son, I did finally Ė however reluctantly Ė come on board, and found a world of possibilities, and I mean ďworldĒ in the literal sense. I was amazed at the scope of social media, at the...
  • Van Jones on Pipeline Protest: 'This Feels Like Selma! It Feels Like Montgomery!'

    12/05/2016 9:24:56 AM PST · by rktman · 61 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/5/2016 | Susan Jones
    Van Jones, a CNN commentator and former adviser to President Obama, on Monday compared the pipeline protest in Cannon Ball, North Dakota to the civil rights movement of the 1960s: "This feels like Selma! It feels like Montgomery! It feels like a time when a group that nobody paid attention to, black folks in the South, stood up and the world stood with them, so it's a very powerful, emotional moment, I think, for the tribal communities," Jones told CNN's "New Day."
  • Incoming UN Leader: Globalization Has 'Left People Behind,' Caused 'Unrest and Instability

    12/05/2016 9:19:16 AM PST · by rktman · 7 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/5/2016 | Bridget Johnson
    The incoming secretary-general of the United Nations said that while globalization has been extremely successful in reducing poverty in many places, the world body needs to recognize that others have been left behind. Antonio Guterres, a former prime minister of Portugal who takes over for Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the beginning of the new year, also said the UN needs to be "more effective, more cost-effective, more able to serve the people with a very strong reform-minded approach." Guterres met with President Obama on Friday in the Oval Office "to share ideas about where the secretary-general-designate intends to take the...
  • Exclusive: GOP Congressman Preps National Concealed Carry Bill For Next Congress

    12/05/2016 8:38:46 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/5/2016 | Kerry Picket
    A Republican congressman is prepared to introduce national concealed carry legislation in the next Congress after Donald Trump is sworn in as president. North Carolina Republican Rep. Richard Hudson introduced a similar bill in February 2015, H.R. 986. Now known as the Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act of 2017, the bill, which The Daily Caller obtained exclusively, would allow a person with a concealed carry license from one state to carry a concealed handgun in any other state that permits its resident to concealed carry, as long as the person is not banned from possessing or transporting a firearm under federal...
  • Jerry Brown Far*s in General Direction of Dairy Farmers

    12/05/2016 7:22:15 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/5/2016 | Katie Kieffer
    Well, Brown(gov) is at it again. This time, heís passing legislation targeting dairy cows for the horrific crime of releasing methane when they pass gas, belch or defecate. Brown has decided that he knows more than centuries of farmersóall over the globeówho have used and prized manure as a fertilizer. ďManure is a valuable fertilizer for any farming operation and has been used for centuries to supply needed nutrients for crop growth,Ē according to researchers at the University of Minnesota. Organic! Natural! Free-range! Environmentalists routinely employ these words to make themselves sound hip and helpful. But if youíre truly ďgreen,Ē...
  • Duke Certifies Their Marxists Ė For a Capitalist Fee

    12/04/2016 6:22:23 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 7 replies
    American Lens ^ | December 2, 2016 | Sean Moser
    You Can Be a Certified Duke Marxist. Think about that.No, this is not The Onion, a joke, nor a smear.James Buchanan ‚ÄúBuck‚ÄĚ Duke was an industrialist icon; a man who made a fortune in tobacco and textiles. He was a true capitalist that feared God, inspired faith, and was a titan of industry. He funded several of America¬ís great educational institutions and was a philanthropist beyond measure, but his endowment is now responsible for a program that will certify the next generation of Marxists.- Let that sink in.According to a recent Duke Chronicle article, ¬ďDuke has long been known internationally...
  • Natalie Portman on Michelle Obama: ĎIíd Vote for Her in a Secondí(Major barf)

    12/04/2016 8:17:57 AM PST · by rktman · 65 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/2/2016 | Nicholas Ballasy
    Academy Award-winning actress Natalie Portman said she would vote for first lady Michelle Obama ďin a secondĒ if she ran for president in 2020. Portman visited Washington for the screening of her new film Jackie about the life of former first lady Jackie Kennedy following the assassination of her husband, former President John F. Kennedy. Some recently formed political action committees are encouraging a Michelle Obama run in 2020. Portman shared her opinion of a potential Michelle Obama candidacy for president. ďMichelle Obama, I think, is maybe every Americanís hero. I canít imagine someone we could look up to more....
  • How does John Bolton stack up against other SecState contenders?

    12/04/2016 7:20:37 AM PST · by rktman · 82 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 12/4/2016 | Arnold Cusmariu
    ...... let us see how four candidates fare: Governor Mitt Romney, General David Petraeus, New York mayor Rudy Giuliani, and Ambassador John Bolton. Romney, Petraeus, and Giuliani would not hit the ground running day one. By the time they are up to speed, more than likely several months later, State's career diplomats will have figured out how to maneuver around whatever changes might come their way. This would happen because the local team inherently has a field advantage over the visitors. As former U.N. ambassador, Bolton knows State as well as Mattis knows the Pentagon.
  • The View Actually Asks: Did Trump's Win Cause 'Electile Dysfunction' In the Bedroom?(Barf!)

    12/04/2016 6:45:28 AM PST · by rktman · 48 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/3/2016 | Kristine Marsh
    To start off ABCís The View show December 2, the ladies actually discussed whether or not Trumpís election win was causing a phenomenon of wives spurning their husbands in the bedroom. Calling it the ĎTrump Bedroom Backlashí Behar asked, ďIs Trump causing Ďelectile dysfunction?íĒ before the panel erupted in giggles but also agreement. Behar opened the show with this silly monologue: BEHAR: Have you noticed your wife is disgusted by the sight of you lately? Would she rather get a root canal than see you naked? Well, you shouldn't have voted for trump, okay. One therapist called it the trump...
  • Syfy's 'Incorporated' Creates Anti-Business Global Warming Fantasy World(missed it)

    12/04/2016 6:36:37 AM PST · by rktman · 24 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 12/3/2016 | Alexa Moutevelis Coombs
    The new original anti-business drama Incorporated premiered this week on the Syfy network. Produced by Hollywood lefties Matt Damon and Ben Affleck, itís a liberal polemic preaching about the dangers of eeeeevil multinational corporations, capitalism, and global warming disguised as trendy, futuristic, post-apocalyptic entertainment. From the first seconds of the premiere, titled ďVertical Mobility,Ē the liberal agenda is made clear when these words appear on the screen, setting up the premise of the show: ďThe year is 2074. Climate change has ravaged the planet, causing widespread famine and bankrupting governments. In their place, multinational corporations have risen in power and...
  • Katie Couric would like her Under the Gun lawsuit dismissed

    12/03/2016 11:05:35 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    hotair.com ^ | 12/3/2016 | Jazz Shaw
    You probably recall that bit of anti-gun rights hackery known as Under the Gun, hosted by Katie Couric. She wound up being sued for defamation by the members of the Virginia Citizens Defense League (VCDL) who were intentionally edited to make them look clueless. As with all such cases, this one is taking its sweet time to wend through the legal process, but Couric and the film team are seeking to shorten the process by having the case dismissed out of hand.
  • At 46 Years, EPA Will See HUGE Changes Under Trump

    12/03/2016 10:14:14 AM PST · by rktman · 74 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/3/2016 | Michael Bastasch
    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) began operating 46 years ago after former President Richard Nixon proposed it as a way to address mounting pollution concerns across the country. EPA celebrated its 46th anniversary Friday, just weeks before President-elect Donald Trump likely takes the agency in a totally different direction compared to the last eight years under President Barack Obama, focusing on clean air and quality instead of global warming. Not only is Trump looking to roll back Obama-era regulations, the incoming administration reportedly has plans to fundamentally reform major decades-old environmental laws: The Clean Air Act and the Clean Water...
  • Letter to America's CEOs from PENZYS Spice

    12/02/2016 10:31:28 AM PST · by nikos1121 · 105 replies
    Dear CEO, Please give us a moment to share something we hope you will find very valuable. Our customers come from all walks of life. The kindness of cooks knows no borders or divides. In the aftermath of the election, seeing the intentional damage inflicted on so many outside the white heterosexual male world, we raised our voice. We felt we had to. We did this because we are Penzeys. The Spice business is so intertwined with history that it's not really possible to have one without the other. It became clear to us that we are now in a...
  • Democrats Send Their Regrets

    12/02/2016 7:54:30 AM PST · by pabianice · 25 replies
    WSJ ^ | 12/2/16 | Strassel
    Regrets? Delaware Sen. Chris Coons has a fewóand not too few to mention. At the top of his list is his partyís decision in 2013 to blow up the filibuster for most presidential nominees. ďMany of us will regret that in this Congress,Ē a dejected Mr. Coons told CNN on Tuesday. ďBecause it would have been a terrific speed bump, potential emergency brake, to have in our system to slow down the confirmation of extreme nominees.Ē Cue Sinatra and ďMy Way.Ē Thatís how former Senate leader Harry Reid, House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi and President Obama ruled for eight years....
  • Van Jones Compares Steve Bannon to Someone Who Wants to Castrate Men(WARNING--THEVIEW VIDEO!)

    12/02/2016 6:43:24 AM PST · by rktman · 32 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 12/1/2016 | Editors
    On "The View," Van Jones actually compared President-elect Trump's chief strategist, Steve Bannon, to someone who tries to castrate men. Jones said that, if Hillary Clinton had been elected and had nominated an ultra-radical feminist (who literally wants to cut men's genitals off), it would have been the same thing as Donald Trump bringing Bannon into his administration. And the women on the show all laughed...
  • DOJ Declines To Comment On Why Agency Wonít Investigate Threats To Electors

    12/02/2016 6:25:19 AM PST · by rktman · 28 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/2/2016 | Kerry Picket
    The Department of Justice did not want to discuss why the agency refuses to investigate alleged harassment and death threats toward Electoral College voters in states that went for Donald Trump. ďThe department will decline to comment,Ē DOJ deputy press secretary David Jacobs told The Daily Caller in an email Wednesday afternoon. The Justice Department seemed concerned about protecting voters from being intimidated at the polls on Election Day. It deployed 500 monitors to 67 jurisdictions in 28 states to watch polling stations this past presidential election cycle.
  • Trump- There Is No Global Flag, No Global Currency, No Global Citizenship

    12/02/2016 5:43:08 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 42 replies
    Youtube ^ | 12/01/16
    Trump- There Is No Global Flag, No Global Currency, No Global Citizenship. We Will Be United As Americanshttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bScAqEEdKHs † †
  • Mitch Horowitz: Reagan First President to Embrace Positive Thinking

    12/02/2016 5:21:01 AM PST · by AC Beach Patrol · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 01/06/2014 | Robert Wilde
    The author told Breitbart News Executive Chairman and host Stephen K. Bannon that the idea of ďpositive thinkingĒ has been a crucial but misunderstood concept in America. Bannon agreed and pointed out early in the program that from President Reaganís outlook that ďNothing is ImpossibleĒ... He cites that Norman Vincent Peale, who was widely derided in the intellectual culture, revealed that scripture is laden with ideas that the mind has ďpositive powers.Ē Horowitz defends Peale as someone who worked very hard laboring over scripture and was not mistaken in believing that it embodied a ďTheology of Self Affirmation. It didnít...
  • Why We Need the Electoral College

    12/02/2016 2:33:28 AM PST · by GonzoII · 20 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | November 30, 2016 | Rush Limbaugh
    Why We Need the Electoral College - The Rush Limbaugh Show BEGIN TRANSCRIPT RUSH: Here's Lynn in Noblesville, Indiana.† Great to have you.† Glad you waited.† What's up? CALLER:† Thank you so much.† I'm glad to finally get through to you.† I have a question on behalf of a house full of Millennials, I should say.† I have four children 18 to 24 and a plethora of their friends.† The majority of them are Bernie Sanders fans, and they're having a hard time understanding this whole Electoral College thing, no matter how much we try to explain it.† My question...
  • This viral email from General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis about being 'too busy to read' is a must-read

    12/02/2016 12:27:23 AM PST · by vannrox · 23 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 21NOV16 | Paul Szoldra
    This viral email from General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis about being 'too busy to read' is a must-read Just before Marine Gen. James 'Mad Dog' Mattis was getting ready to deploy with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force to Iraq in early 2004, one of his colleagues asked him about the importance of reading for military officers who sometimes found themselves "too busy to read." The legendary general sometimes referred to as "The Warrior Monk" carted around a personal library of 6,000 books with him everywhere, and he had plenty to say on the topic. His response went viral over email,...
  • The New York Times Just Accidentally Debunked the Gun Control Fairy Tale(DOH!)

    12/01/2016 10:41:47 AM PST · by rktman · 15 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 12/1/2016 | Daniel Mitchell
    When I write about gun control, I generally make two arguments. First, criminals are lawbreakers, so the notion that they will be disarmed because of gun control is a fantasy [1]. Crooks and thugs who really want a gun will always have access [2] to black-market weapons. Second, to the extent that good people obey bad gun-control laws (and hopefully they wonít [3]), that will encourage more criminal activity since bad people will be less worried [4] about armed resistance. These points are common sense, but they doesnít seem to convince many leftists, who have a religious-type faith that good...
  • Levi's: No Firearms in Our Stores. Thanks.

    12/01/2016 10:34:04 AM PST · by rktman · 100 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Liz Sheld
    So, while we understand the heartfelt and strongly-held opinions on both sides of the gun debate, it is with the safety and security of our employees and customers in mind that we respectfully ask people not to bring firearms into our stores, offices or facilities, even in states where itís permitted by law. Of course, authorized members of law enforcement are an exception.
  • Nobel Prize Winner Fulfills Promise To Leave US After Trump Victory(NOT bronco)

    12/01/2016 10:10:40 AM PST · by rktman · 60 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 12/1/2016 | Chuck Ross
    The winner of the 1986 Nobel Prize for literature says he has fulfilled a pre-election promise to cut up his green card and leave the United States if Donald Trump was elected president. ďI have already done it, I have disengaged [from the United States]. I have done what I said I would do,Ē Wole Soyinka, an 82-year-old Nigerian poet and playwright, told Agence France-Presse at an education conference in South Africa on Thursday.
  • Cooper Corners Senator Warren: ĎYour Message Is Not Resonatingí(RUH ROH!)

    12/01/2016 8:21:08 AM PST · by rktman · 33 replies
    newsbusters.org ^ | 11/30/2016 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    During an extended interview on CNNís Anderson Cooper 360 Wednesday night, things got a little heated between Cooper and Senator Elizabeth Warren. The almost 25 minute long interview grew tense when Cooper grilled Warren on how out of touch the Democratic Party is with Middle America. ďWhen you look at that electoral map, I mean, there is blue on both coasts basically, and there is a lot of red in the entire rest of the country,Ē he noted before asking, ďDo you feel like you are out of touch?Ē Warren quickly went on the defensive and tried to hide behind...
  • Rep. Keith Ellisonís Imam: Homosexuality Is ĎNot What God Intendedí

    12/01/2016 8:17:13 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 28 replies
    National Review ^ | 12/01/2016 | Jim Geraghty
    From the Thursday edition of the Morning JoltÖ Rep. Keith Ellisonís Imam: Homosexuality Is ĎNot What God Intendedí BuzzFeed has decided that the world needed an expose of the religious views of the pastor of Chip and Joanna Gaines, host of the Fixer Upper series on HGTV. And because the editorial team at Buzzfeed deems those mainstream traditional Christian views controversial, they concluded that the hosts must be hounded until they publicly express their views on the topic. So are the Gaineses against same-sex marriage? And would they ever feature a same-sex couple on the show, as have HGTVís House...
  • MSNBCís Mika Brzezinski On Angry Warren: Iím Tired Of The Act; Itís Getting Exhausting(LOL!)

    12/01/2016 8:12:26 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/30/2016 | Matt Vespa
    Morning Joe co-host Mike Brzezinski is a liberal, but one that isnít one to drink up the Democratic Kool-Aid and apparently not hesitant to call out her own side when theyíre acting stupid. The latest source of her ire is Sen. Elizabeth Warren, who has been on the warpathóplanting her flag of opposition as the incoming Trump administration takes shape. Warren had initially said she was willing to work with President-elect Donald Trump. That doesnít appear to be on the table anymore. Yesterday Brzezinski straight up said that she was getting tired of Warrenís theatrics and her angry disposition, calling...
  • McDonald's To Install Ordering Kiosks Instead Of Paying People $15/Hour(WHAT?!)

    12/01/2016 7:19:43 AM PST · by rktman · 130 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 11/29/2016 | Christine Rousselle
    A former McDonald's CEO is laying the blame on the "Fight for $15" movement as for why the company is embracing automation in its restaurants. McDonald's will install self-serve kiosks in its restaurants around the country to replace human cashiers. Letís start with automation. In 2013, when the Fight for $15 was still in its growth stage, I and others warned that union demands for a much higher minimum wage would force businesses with small profit margins to replace full-service employees with costly investments in self-service alternatives. At the time, labor groups accused business owners of crying wolf. It turns...