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Politics (Bloggers & Personal)

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  • Free Speech and its Discontents

    11/19/2018 9:29:40 AM PST · by OddLane
    Youtube ^ | 11/19/18 | Gerard Perry
    I examine the recent threats to free speech and civil liberties, including the decision by the ACLU to speak out against due process
  • Dem Demands 100% Renewable Energy by 2030 [semi-satire]

    11/19/2018 9:17:26 AM PST · by John Semmens
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 18 Nov 2018 | John Semmens
    Impatient to make her mark on US policy, newly elected Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) is demanding a Party commitment to 100% renewable energy by 2030 as the “price” for her support of Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif) as House Speaker. Apprised that 100% renewable energy would likely price most consumers out of the market, Ocasio-Cortez trotted out her personal catchphrase of “just pay for it” in response. “The government can print as much money as is needed. There’s no reason why cost should any longer be a barrier to the implementation of the policies and programs required to create the workers’...
  • WARNING: National Red Flag Gun Laws Are Coming

    11/19/2018 8:48:31 AM PST · by deandg99 · 18 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/19/2018 | David Risselada
    The Democrats are promising to make gun control a top priority as they are set to assume the majority in the House of Representatives. Some Democrats are even showing their true colors by foolishly stating that the government would use nukes on people refusing to comply with their gun confiscation mandates. While we can safely assume (hopefully anyway) that Representative Swalwell wouldn’t take out an entire state because people refused to surrender their constitutional rights, which he is sworn to uphold and protect incidentally, we shouldn’t assume our gun rights are safe just because Donald Trump is in the White...
  • WATCH: Trump Explains What He’s Going to Do Next Time Acosta is Disruptive

    11/19/2018 8:07:20 AM PST · by deandg99 · 34 replies
    Political Cowboy ^ | 11/17/2018 | Isa
    We’ve come to know and love Jim Acosta’s ridiculous, narcissistic antics at White House press conferences, so it was all in all good news he was being allowed back in to make a fool of himself all over again. Friday, a judge ruled that the White House must give the CNN reporter (I use that term loosely) his hard pass back, which granted him access to the White House grounds. Acosta’s hard pass had been temporarily revoked after he refused to hand the microphone back to a White House intern per the President’s instructions.
  • District Bans Teacher, After He Thanked Kids for Standing During Pledge of Allegiance

    11/19/2018 8:02:43 AM PST · by deandg99 · 8 replies
    Godfather Politics ^ | 11/19/2018 | Warner Todd Huston
    A substitute teacher in St. Louis was banned from the district after one kid called the teacher a “bully” because he dared to thank the children for standing for the Pledge of Allegiance. The teacher, 66-year-old Jim Furkin, reportedly thanked his class for standing for the pledge, but not every kid stood and one who did not stand said the teacher “bullied” him by thanking his classmates, according to Fox 2 Now.
  • In Mississippi’s Senate runoff; for once the deck is stacked in favor of the Republicans

    11/19/2018 7:28:26 AM PST · by jmaroneps37 · 7 replies
    vanity | Nov. 19, 2018 | By Kevin Collins
    A review of the fundamentals in the November 27th Mississippi Senate runoff shows that Democrat Mike Espy has a big hill to climb; and the road is relatively flat and smooth for Republican incumbent Cindy Hyde-Smith. On Election Day neither candidate received the necessary 50% plus 1 vote to win so there will be a runoff between Hyde-Smith who got 41.5% and Espy who got 40.6%. Hyde – Smith could not get to 50% plus 1 vote because there was a major third candidate in the race. That candidate, Chris McDaniel ran as a Republican and drew off 146,000 votes...
  • Judge Kelly, Who Restored Acosta’s Press Pass, Should Be Impeached for Ignorance of The Constitution

    11/19/2018 6:52:34 AM PST · by deandg99 · 18 replies
    DC Clothesline ^ | 11/19/2018 | Tim Brown
    Federal Judge Timothy J. Kelly, a Trump-appointed judge, ruled that the White House had to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass because it potentially violated “due process” of law, and since no crime was committed and no charges have been filed, I believe that Judge Kelly has no idea of what due process is nor what the Constitution states about it and should be impeached. ... I ask, Judge Kelly, where is the jury in this matter? Where is the crime charged? Where is it? Judge Kelly is succumbing to political pressure by a news outlet with a history...
  • 2020 ELECTIONS ‘He’s Barack Obama, but white’: Beto O’Rourke blows up the 2020 Democratic primary

    11/19/2018 6:42:35 AM PST · by C19fan · 75 replies
    Politico ^ | November 19, 2018 | David Siders
    Sparked by his narrow defeat in a Texas Senate race, Beto O’Rourke is scrambling the 2020 presidential primary field, freezing Democratic donors and potential campaign staffers in place as they await word of his plans. Even prior to O’Rourke’s meteoric rise, many Democratic fundraisers had approached the large number of 2020 contenders with apprehension, fearful of committing early to one candidate. But the prospect of a presidential bid by O’Rourke, whose charismatic Senate candidacy captured the party’s imagination, has suddenly rewired the race.
  • What happened to many elections? Vanity!

    11/19/2018 6:31:37 AM PST · by DrDude · 26 replies
    11/19/18 | DrDude
    Various elections around the country were stolen. Can't find information on vote totals before and after recounts, last minute updates andfinal vote counts. Maybe local FReepers know of some suspicious elections. In NJ and Pa. there were Congressional races where the GOP was ahead and then a few days later they declared the Dem the winner. Nothing else posted. Would love to discuss some elections that many are unaware of. This information needs to come to light.
  • The globalist plan to exterminate humanity begins: “Useless eaters” must be eliminated

    11/19/2018 6:23:35 AM PST · by deandg99 · 29 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/19/2018 | Mike Adams
    Far beyond the distractions of political bickering and cultural trends, the big, big picture that’s unfolding across our world right now is a plan to exterminate 90% of the current human population in order to “save” the planet and protect what globalists see as the future of human survival on a cosmic scale. This plan is under way now due to two very important developments: #1) The rise of robotic systems that can replace human labor, eliminating the need for a world of impoverished human workers whose only reason for existence — from the point of view of the globalists...
  • Profiles in Absurdity: Jim Acosta as First Amendment ‘Hero’

    11/19/2018 6:09:15 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 14 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 18 Nov 2018 | Mark ulliam
    The latest theatrics involving Jim Acosta, the left-wing political activist posing as a CNN reporter, perfectly illustrate the reasons why ordinary Americans despise the Beltway swamp: anti-Trump propaganda masquerading as journalism, rude and arrogant “reporters” engaged in 24/7 “resistance,” a federal judiciary so thoroughly dominated by liberal opinion that even Republican-appointed judges parrot the views of their ideological captors, and vain lawyers so eager for praise by the Acela Corridor establishment that they are willing to betray principle and common sense to receive accolades from fashionable elites. The underlying facts are by now well-known: The insufferable Acosta, surely the most...
  • No Straw For You!

    11/19/2018 5:41:28 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 8 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 11-19-18 | MOTUS
    Breaking news: Washington D.C. sucks! Fear not, local government has taken the matter into their own hands: While Washington, D.C., is the nation’s 16th most dangerous city, has the highest rate of cocaine use and the 49th worst schools, the local government is right on top of its biggest problem: single use plastic straws. In fact, the municipality will now penalize not just businesses, but also churches and other non-profits, if they hand out plastic straws or stirrers with beverages — this includes with free coffee offered as charity. – The New American As Selwyn Duke points out, the...
  • News Summary-Intelligence Report Monday 11/19/2018

    Benjamin Netanyahu has declared himself to be Defense Minister of Israel saying that the security situation makes early elections "irresponsible". His move come after the die was cast for early elections in Israel with Netanyahu's refusal to make Education Minister and Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett Defense Minister. Minister Bennett and another Jewish Home cabinet member Justice Minister Ayelet Shaked were reported to be resigning. Their announcement at 3:30 AM Eastern time US turned into an announcement that they were not resigning. They were critical of policies that hurt Israel's ability to fight its enemies but in the end...
  • The Migrant Caravan Becomes Tijuana’s Problem

    11/19/2018 5:17:10 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 9 replies
    DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon
    Today’s Campaign Update (Because The Campaign Never Ends) Don’t go away mad, Brenda Snipes, just…well, you know the rest. – In what is a loss from which the dimwitted people of Broward County who kept re-electing her will never recover, Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes submitted her formal resignation on Sunday. It is hard to understand what could have possibly motivated this action on Snipes’s part, given her stellar reputation and the fact that she had performed so well in her job for so many years. Hah, hahahahahaha!!! Ok, I’m kidding. Seriously, is there anyone in America who needed firing...
  • Jim Acosta: White House Is Planning to Suspend CNN Reporter's Press Pass Again

    11/19/2018 2:34:10 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 75 replies
    Newsweek ^ | November 19, 2018 | Katherine Hignett
    White House officials are planning to suspend CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass again, after a judge ordered them to temporarily restore it Friday, CNN has reported. Officials sent a letter to Acosta with a view to revoking his newly regained privileges at the end of the month, the network stated. CNN issued a statement Sunday claiming officials were “[violating] the First and 5th Amendments of the Constitution.” “These actions threaten all journalists and news organizations,” the statement continued. “Jim Acosta and CNN will continue to report the news about the White House and the President.” Officials revoked Acosta’s press...
  • Leftist Anti-Trump ‘Porn’ Lawyer Calls on the Left to Punch Back

    11/18/2018 9:49:12 PM PST · by Loki_McMuffin · 13 replies
    New Right Network ^ | 11/19/2018 | Brian James
    On October 24th, leftist lawyer and porn star hobbyist, Michael Avenatti, tweeted out the words “punch back.” While the tweet was sent to Stephen King it seems it may actually have been meant for the woman he was sharing his apartment with. Not long after this tweet, a woman who wasn’t aware that she needed to 'punch back' against the attorney was beaten senseless by the tiny typhoon of temper that Avenatti had become.
  • COMMENTARY: Donald Trump must restore election integrity

    11/18/2018 7:00:56 PM PST · by bitt · 39 replies
    review journal ^ | 11/17/2018 | Wayne Allyn Root
    It’s no secret that I believe we have a big problem in America. We have lost “election integrity.” It’s no secret that I believe voter fraud is going on across America — with Democrats winning races based on mysterious, magical ballots appearing out of nowhere. It’s no secret I believe illegal aliens are voting in large numbers. But the time for talk is over. Now is the time for solutions and actions — specifically executive orders by President Donald Trump. He must act alone because Congress never will. Democrats will never fix the system. Democrats claim there is no voter...
  • Judge Who Restored Acosta’s Press Pass Should Be Impeached Because He Doesn’t Know The Constitution

    11/18/2018 5:01:09 PM PST · by deandg99 · 30 replies
    DC Dirty Laundry ^ | 11/18/2018 | Tim Brown
    Federal Judge Timothy J. Kelly, a Trump-appointed judge, ruled that the White House had to restore CNN reporter Jim Acosta’s press pass because it potentially violated “due process” of law, and since no crime was committed and no charges have been filed, I believe that Judge Kelly has no idea of what due process is nor what the Constitution states about it and should be impeached. ... Kelly went on to state, “The opportunity to be heard seems especially important in this case. The government must provide Mr. Acosta due process if it is to revoke his hard pass.” ......
  • Advocate for Homeless Sues City Over Harsh Policy

    11/18/2018 3:33:51 PM PST · by The Olive · 3 replies
    The Olive Branch Report ^ | 11/18/2018 | Steve Eastman
    15 Broad Street. That address probably doesn’t mean much to you unless you are one of Akron’s homeless, their advocate (Sage Lewis) or one of the city officials trying to kick them out of their safe place. VIDEO
  • Trump consoles Californians suffering from twin tragedies

    11/18/2018 1:34:10 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    The Borneo Bulletin ^ | November 19, 2018 | The Associated Press
    PARADISE, Calif. (AP) – President Donald Trump acknowledged Californians suffering from twin tragedies, walking through the ashes of a mobile home and RV park in a small northern town all-but-destroyed by deadly wildfires and privately consoling people grieving after a mass shooting at a popular college bar outside Los Angeles. “This has been a tough day when you look at all of the death from one place to the next,” Trump said on Saturday before flying back to Washington. Trump’s visits to areas of Northern and Southern California in the aftermath of unprecedented wildfires that have killed more than 70...