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Politics (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Clinton slams Trump's budget: 'An unimaginable level of cruelty'

    05/23/2017 8:09:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 23, 2017 | Brandon Carter
    Hillary Clinton bashed President Trump’s newly-unveiled federal budget plan on Tuesday, saying the plan reached “an unimaginable level of cruelty.” Clinton gave the keynote address at the Children’s Health Fund Annual Benefit on Tuesday night just hours after the Trump administration revealed the details of its first major budget proposal. The former Democratic presidential nominee sharply criticized the plan. "This administration is mounting an onslaught against the needs of children, people with disabilities, women and seniors,” Clinton said. "Poverty is neither a crime, nor a character flaw. Stigmatize those who let people die, not those who struggle to live," Clinton...
  • Black Lives Matter founders to be awarded 2017 Sydney Peace Prize

    05/23/2017 6:21:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    The Miami Herald ^ | May 23, 2017 | Brian Murphy
    Black Lives Matter founders Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi will be awarded the Sydney Peace Prize in November. The prize, which has been awarded since 1998, is Australia’s international peace prize. The three women began Black Lives Matter in 2013 with the social media hashtag #BlackLivesMatter after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, a black Florida teenager. The hashtag and its meaning became nationally known in 2014 in response to the death of Michael Brown, a black teenager who was shot and killed by police officer Darren Wilson in Ferguson, Missouri....
  • The Lights Are Going Out All Over Europe

    05/23/2017 5:16:10 PM PDT · by pboyington · 44 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | May 15, 2017 | Ray Starmann
    We are 24 hours into another horrific terrorist attack committed by the insane, murdering disciples of Allah. Last night, in Manchester, England, a suicide bomber, identified as Salman Abedi detonated a massive bomb filled with nails. The explosion killed 22 and wounded 59 and the numbers are still rising. Those killed and wounded were young girls and teenagers who were attending an Ariana Grande concert. Right now, parents are still searching for their children who unaccounted for. That’s right. The target was young girls. Those who target children are out to commit genocide. This attack is just another in a...
  • President Duterte declares martial law in Philippines

    05/23/2017 4:31:17 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 18 replies
    Hot Air ^ | May 23, 2017 | John Sexton
    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared martial law on the southern island of Mindanao Tuesday. Duterte, who was on a trip to Russia to meet with Vladimir Putin, will cut his trip short and return home. Duterte’s action was prompted by a chaotic battle between Philippine security forces and a group linked to ISIS. From the Associated Press: Defense Secretary Delfin Lorenzana said troops raided the hideout of a top terrorist suspect in southern Marawi city on Tuesday, sparking a gunbattle that prompted the militants to call for reinforcements from an allied group, the Maute. He said dozens of gunmen occupied...
  • Historically Black College Leader: So Far, Trump a Step UP From Obama

    05/23/2017 4:21:11 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    PJ Media ^ | May 22, 2017 | Tom Knighton
    We heard Donald Trump was evil, racist, and a sexist homophobe. Little evidence was presented to support this beyond Trump's desire to end illegal immigration and to block a massive influx of refugees from terror hotbeds from entering the United States. It was all shameful, cynical politics. And some Americans are finally realizing they were lied to by the media and the Democratic Party. Despite the boos for Education Secretary Betsy DeVos at Bethune-Cookman, leaders of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) are noticing that Trump is a step up from Obama: Following his inauguration, Trump’s most overt outreach to...
  • Suggestions For Trump - Beating The Russia Narrative And Making America Great Again

    05/23/2017 3:06:54 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 10 replies
    Donald Trump For President Blog ^ | May 21, 2017 | Pinkbell
    After the attacks of last week in which Trump was accused of doing something egregious by sharing classified info with the Russians, in which he was accused of asking Comey to cease an investigation, in which his Comey comments from a meeting with the Russians were leaked, and wherein a special counselor was appointed for the Russia investigation (with no proof of any crimes committed), it is clear more than ever that he is under assault.  The media thinks they smell blood in the water, and their usual attacks have gone from a 10 to 20. Turning on the television or looking online, there is obviously a lot of frustration with regard to leaks and concern with...
  • Trump wants to impose work requirement for food stamp users

    05/23/2017 2:23:46 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 51 replies
    The New York Post ^ | May 22, 2017 | Marisa Schultz
    The Trump administration wants to impose a work requirement on able-bodied adults who receive food stamps and force states to pick up some of the costs as part of a wider plan to slash spending by $3.6 trillion over the next decade. Budget director Mick Mulvaney said that once states have “a little skin in the game,” they will be more inclined to root out abuses and waste in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Enrollments haven’t decreased much since the recession despite a low 4.5 percent unemployment rate. The program cost about $33 billion in 2007 with 26 million...
  • Candidate Says "Sexploits" Make Him Ideal Person to Govern [semi-satire]

    05/23/2017 12:52:20 PM PDT · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 21 May 2017 | John Semmens
    Noah Dyer, a Democratic candidate for governor in Arizona, boasts that "my extensive sexual experiences equip me to understand the issues most important to the citizens of this state. For adults, and some children, sex is the most rewarding activity they will ever know. Few others understand this as well as I do. That will be the key to my ascension to the throne of governor." Dyer laid out his qualifications arguing that "my frequent casual sex, sex with married women, sex with multiple partners at once, sexting, and video-taping my sexual encounters demonstrate an unprecedented transparency among those of...
  • Islam hard at work: ISIS claims responsibility for bombing at Manchester concert venue

    05/23/2017 12:49:48 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/17 | Matthew Vadum
    ISIS calls the now-aerosolized bomber a "soldier of the Caliphate" Islamic State has taken responsibility for the suicide bombing yesterday of the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, that left at least 22 people dead and 59 others wounded, reports John Rossomando of the Investigative Project on Terrorism. Many of the dead and injured are young girls. Islamic State, also known as ISIS, ISIL, and Daesh, boasted Tuesday about its involvement in the Muslim terrorist attack, referring to the now-aerosolized bomber as a “soldier of the Caliphate.”
  • How Michael Flynn can dodge all possible charges

    05/23/2017 11:35:06 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-22-17 | DrJohn
    The investigation into Michael Flynn is about to come to an end and Flynn will soon be a man free of trouble. You see, Flynn is going to plead The Lerner, er, I mean The 5th. NPR (via Gateway Pundit) Former Trump national security adviser Michael Flynn is invoking his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination on Monday, refusing to hand over documents subpoenaed by the Senate Intelligence Committee. The panel wants to see documents relating to Flynn's interactions with Russian officials as part of its probe into Russia's meddling in the 2016 presidential election. "We will be responding to the...
  • House Democrats go right for the scare tactics in response to Trump budget proposal

    05/23/2017 10:56:20 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/17 | Herman Cain
    Their message to Americans: You can't do anything for yourself, and you will die if the government doesn't provide for you Did you know you will not have anything to eat if the government doesn’t give you something? Did you know there’s no way to get health care if the government doesn’t provide you with insurance? Did you know that you will be thrown into poverty if you’re not the beneficiary of a government welfare program? Did you know all this? Neither did I. Because it’s all nonsense. But now that President Trump’s full budget proposal is out, House Democrats...
  • Liberals hold rallies across the nation demanding that . . . someone sign Colin Kaepernick?

    05/23/2017 10:32:12 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 36 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Priorities. I doubt they’ve lost interest in impeaching Trump, but I guess it says something about the American left that they can make other demands driven by pure ideology without any regard for the merit of the idea itself. The left - at least those who know what football is - has become convinced thaat Colin Kaepernick is being “blackballed” by all 32 NFL teams because he refused to stand for the national anthem last year. This has become such an article of faith that they are now getting ready to hold rallies in 15 different cities demanding that someone...
  • Mrs. Bernie Sanders: Iranian elections 'show the world how it's done'

    05/23/2017 10:30:51 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/17 | Robert Laurie
    Your would-be First Lady believes your country should be inspired by a terrorist nation loves to tell you that, had he been the nominee, “Bernie would have won.” If only the DNC hadn’t conspired to secure Hillary Clinton’s coronation, we’d all be enjoying the many benefits of “President Bernie” right now. I’m not so sure. I’m willing to admit he might have done a bit better in Michigan, but I still doubt he would have seen support significant enough to drag his ol’ bones across the national finish line. The reason? If he’d been the nominee, he would have had...
  • Bernie backers rage over Calif. Democratic Party chair race

    05/23/2017 10:18:02 AM PDT · by DFG · 5 replies
    Politico ^ | 05/22/2017 | CARLA MARINUCCI
    Supporters of the losing candidate in a bitterly disputed election to serve as chair of the California Democratic Party say they’ll begin a detailed audit of the votes on Tuesday. The move comes after protests, allegations of ballot stuffing and bitter disputes after votes at a weekend party convention.

    05/23/2017 9:40:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/17 | Moshe Dann
    With Islamist forces waiting to take advantage of any power vacuum, the area would plunge into Somalia-like chaos Much has been written about the “two state solution” (TSS) or “two states for two peoples” (TSTP) as the path to resolving the conflict between Israel and Arab and Muslim countries and Palestinians, but at the same time there appears to be little understanding of why it consistently fails. It fails because it is focused on territory, Palestinian statehood, rather than ideology – Palestinian nationalism and Palestinianism, the belief that Jews have no right to a state and that Jewish nationalism, Zionism,...
  • VIDEO: Trump's anti-terrorism speech that floored his audience in the Muslim world

    05/23/2017 9:38:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/17 | Dan Calabrese
    Especially a certain regime used to having the president of the United States excuse their evil The key bit starts around 9:00, and what makes it so extraordinary is not so much that Trump condemns terrorism - even Obama was willing to do that at least rhetorically - but because he put so much emphasis on who the victims are, and refused to countenance the usual excuses offered to explain away the motivations of individual terrorists. And Trump laid it out in a surprisingly eloquent manner: The potential of the Middle East itself is held back by terrorism. No way...
  • Globalism: Persuading the Individual to Stop Being an Individual

    05/23/2017 9:23:42 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 1 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/17 | Linda Goudsmit
    Socialism will never provide social justice - it will only provide the pathway to one-world government where no individual rights or self-determination exist If society understood the reality of collectivism instead of the promise of collectivism then their support for collectivism would vanish. The elite globalist leaders selling collectivism know this to be true and so they have had to rebrand collectivism as Globalism. Songs are written about globalism - John Lennon’s classic song “Imagine” is the globalist anthem. The successful marketing of collectivism requires the names to change from already rejected Communism and faltering Socialism (think Venezuela) to the...
  • Trump Presidency Takedown Effort is Underway

    05/23/2017 9:22:09 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/17 | Roger Aronoff
    The climate of hate created by the left, including the media, clearly exceeds anything we’ve seen before towards any other president, and that is saying a lot. Following President Donald Trump’s generally well-received speech in Saudi Arabia to an audience that included the heads of 55 Muslim-majority countries, the concern on the part of many in the media was whether or not this would relieve some of the pressure he is under back home. Bob Schieffer of CBS News acknowledged on CNN’s “Reliable Sources” that Trump sounded “presidential” during his speech. But even that was challenged by substitute host John...
  • PC brats and parents walk out on VP Pence at Notre Dame

    05/23/2017 8:55:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/23/17 | Matthew Vadum
    Pence used the opportunity to take aim at the Left and the rampant, un-American totalitarianism of the nation's institutions of higher education A few dozen virtue-signaling graduates and their family members made some kind of political statement by walking out on Vice President Mike Pence as he started delivering a commencement address on his home turf at Indiana’s Notre Dame University on Sunday. The event provides yet another reason why America’s thought-stifling universities should be defunded and the ground sown with salt.
  • Chaffetz postpones Wednesday hearing after speaking with Comey

    05/23/2017 8:54:56 AM PDT · by ColdOne · 27 replies
    politico ^ | 5/22/17 | Austin Wright
    House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz on Monday said he will postpone a hearing scheduled for Wednesday after speaking with former FBI Director James Comey, who had been invited to testify. “Spoke with Comey. He wants to speak with Special Counsel prior to public testimony. Hearing Wed postponed. @GOPoversight,” Chaffetz tweeted. Comey has agreed to a separate request to testify publicly before the Senate Intelligence Committee, a session that’s expected to be scheduled for after Memorial Day.