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  • Romney Asks Trump to Apologize

    08/18/2017 8:03:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 143 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 8/17/2017 | Cortnbey O'Brien
    Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney has asked President Trump to apologize for his handling of the deadly white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, VA last weekend. JUST IN: Mitt Romney says President Trump should apologize for his statements on Charlottesville pic.twitter.com/sRVuDfJwuP — NBC Politics (@NBCPolitics) August 18, 2017 Other top Republicans share Romney's sentiments. House Speaker Paul Ryan tweeted his disappointment in Trump's "moral ambiguity," while Sens. Marco Rubio (FL) and Tim Scott (SC) said condemning the real culprits should have been a no brainer.
  • Military Joint Chiefs Denounce Charlottesville Racism

    08/16/2017 8:52:56 PM PDT · by Timpanagos1 · 94 replies
    NBC News ^ | 8/16/17 | PHIL MCCAUSLAND
    A group of military leaders broke with President Donald Trump and rebuked the "Unite the Right" rally in Charlottesville over the weekend — a near-historic development for U.S. civil-military relations. Since Sunday, five U.S. service chiefs — representing the Army, Air Force, Navy, Marines and National Guard — have tweeted their denunciation of the white nationalists whose rally led to the killing of a counter-protester on Saturday. Two police officers covering the rally also died when their helicopter crashed. The joint chiefs condemnation of racism and white supremacist groups is notable because it stands in stark contrast with Trump's statements...
  • Will the Navy Develop a New Role for the Stealthy Zumwalt?

    07/30/2017 7:29:46 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 07/30/2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    The three new Zumwalt-class destroyers are in trouble. Originally envisioned as a fleet of more nearly three dozen destroyers, and the weapons that justified them, the Zumwalts have faced delays, cuts and staggering cost increases. As the ships teeter on the verge of white elephant status, could they become relevant again by taking on a new role, that of a stealthy ship killer? The Zumwalt-class destroyers were originally envisioned as a fleet of thirty-two destroyers designed to attack targets far inland with precision-guided howitzer shells. Designed in part to support amphibious landings by the U.S. Marine Corps, the Zumwalts were...
  • The U.S. Navy's Stealthy Zumwalt Class Destoyer: America’s New 'Pocket' Battleships?

    07/30/2017 3:56:21 PM PDT · by Carbonsteel · 60 replies
    National Interest ^ | 7/30/17 | Kyle Mizokami
    The three new Zumwalt-class destroyers are in trouble. Originally envisioned as a fleet of more nearly three dozen destroyers, and the weapons that justified them, the Zumwalts have faced delays, cuts and staggering cost increases. As the ships teeter on the verge of white elephant status, could they become relevant again by taking on a new role, that of a stealthy ship killer? The Zumwalt-class destroyers were originally envisioned as a fleet of thirty-two destroyers designed to attack targets far inland with precision-guided howitzer shells. Designed in part to support amphibious landings by the U.S. Marine Corps, the Zumwalts were...
  • Biden lobbied McCain on healthcare vote: report

    07/29/2017 9:40:07 PM PDT · by libh8er · 30 replies
    The Hil ^ | 7.29.2017 | Brooke Seipel
    Former Vice President Joe Biden reportedly called Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) ahead of Friday's vote on Senate Republicans' healthcare bill, asking that he oppose the legislation. According to a report by The Washington Post, McCain was called by both Biden and former Sen. Joe Lieberman (I-Conn.) ahead of the vote, both pleading with McCain to oppose the "skinny' repeal. Lieberman supported voting for ObamaCare while a senator, and reportedly explained that continued support to McCain during his call.
  • STATEMENT BY SENATOR JOHN McCAIN ON VOTING “NO” ON “SKINNY REPEAL”

    07/28/2017 4:31:31 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 133 replies
    McCain.senate.gov ^ | 7/28/17 | some staffer for McCain
    U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) released the following statement today on voting “no” on the so-called “skinny repeal” of Obamacare: “From the beginning, I have believed that Obamacare should be repealed and replaced with a solution that increases competition, lowers costs, and improves care for the American people. The so-called ‘skinny repeal’ amendment the Senate voted on today would not accomplish those goals. While the amendment would have repealed some of Obamacare’s most burdensome regulations, it offered no replacement to actually reform our health care system and deliver affordable, quality health care to our citizens. The Speaker's statement that the...
  • Teen blasted ‘[bleep] Tha Police’ during slain officer’s funeral

    07/12/2017 10:39:40 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies
    nypost.com ^ | 7/11/2017 | Shawn Cohen and Max Jaeger
    A Bronx teen defiantly blasted the NWA song “F— Tha Police” out his third-floor apartment window Tuesday as thousands of cops were gathered below to mourn slain cop Miosotis Familia — prompting a house call from about 20 officers. The young man, who identified himself as Julien Rodriguez, 16, said it was “satisfying” to play the song on repeat from his apartment on East 188th Street, claiming that his older brother and best friend were unjustifiably killed by cops. “Since they did not show respect for my brother and my friend, why should I show respect to them?” the teen...
  • John Kasich Opens Up On Trump's First 100 Days, Divides In American Politics - His Political Future

    04/30/2017 4:14:22 PM PDT · by blam · 36 replies
    BI ^ | 4-30-2017 | Allan Smith
    Gov. John Kasich of Ohio wants to bridge the divides in America. And that's exactly what Kasich, a Republican presidential contender in the 2016 election, spoke with Business Insider about this week while on tour promoting his new book, "Two Paths: America Divided or United." At times fiercely critical of President Donald Trump, both before and after the campaign, Kasich has positioned himself within the Republican Party as an outspoken voice on healthcare, the opioid crisis, immigration, and trade. And while he's not revealing his plans, there is certainly plenty of speculation about whether he will make another run at...
  • Masked jerks get a beating with an American flag after attacking female pro-Trumper (TR)

    03/26/2017 6:42:01 AM PDT · by Robert DeLong · 76 replies
    BizPacReview ^ | March 26, 2017 | Samantha Chang
    Complete Title: Masked jerks get a beating with an American flag after attacking female pro-Trumper on Huntington Beach We are starting to fight back now, a very good sign indeed.
  • Mobile-built Austal LCS stranded in Singapore (US Navy ship)

    03/16/2017 10:47:51 AM PDT · by pabianice · 40 replies
    al com ^ | 2/22/17 | Harress
    An Austal-built Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and crew are stranded in Singapore because of a change in training standards propelled by a series of recent engineering breakdowns throughout the LCS fleet. The USS Coronado, built in Mobile nearly five years ago, deployed to the Pacific Rim in June last year to relieve the LCS Fort Worth. The Coronado and its crew were supposed to arrive back in the home port of San Diego by Thanksgiving but could now end up being abroad for an indefinite period as they wait for a relief crew to be trained to the new Naval...
  • Open Society Needs Defending(soros screed!)

    12/29/2016 8:13:05 AM PST · by rktman · 18 replies
    project-syndicate.org ^ | 12/28/2016 | gerorge soros
    George Soros brings his personal history to bear on the threat posed by today’s ascendant populists. Open societies are in crisis, and various forms of closed societies – from fascist dictatorships to mafia states – are on the rise. Because elected leaders failed to meet voters’ legitimate expectations and aspirations, electorates have become disenchanted with the prevailing versions of democracy and capitalism.
  • Why Obama should stick around after Jan. 20

    12/27/2016 5:11:32 AM PST · by rktman · 21 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/27/2016 | Mychall Massie
    I want Obama to linger around like the stain on American history he has been – so he can have his nose rubbed in the success of a true leader, the way some used to rub a dog’s nose in its feces to teach it the error of its ways when house-breaking it.
  • Judge Jeanine Slams “Hopeless” Michelle: “Americans Rejected You And Everything You Stand For”

    12/18/2016 11:03:35 AM PST · by blam · 35 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 12-18-2016 | Tyler Durden
    Tyler DurdenDecember 28, 2016 Yesterday we noted Michelle Obama's appearance on Oprah in which she hinted that Trump's election was the end of "hope" for America, saying "now we're feeling what not having hope feels like." The comments from Michelle have received a lot of backlash over the past two days but perhaps no one has crushed her new "hopelessness" narrative better than Judge Jeanine Pirro of Fox News. Pirro's opening monologue last night was full of epic one-liners slamming the First Lady's comments....below are a couple of favorite quotes but the full video is definitely worth a listen. "This...
  • American media reacts to Castro's death

    11/26/2016 7:48:33 AM PST · by rktman · 34 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 11/26/2016 | Rick Moran
    The death of Fidel Castro last night has sparked an outpouring of reverie and adulation on the left and a wave of revulsion from those less enamored of the thuggish dictator. Paul Mirengoff of Powerline looks at the reaction from the Washington Post and New York Times – two of the dictator's most fervent disciples:
  • Navy's New $4 Billion Stealth Warship Breaks Down (Again)

    11/23/2016 10:52:43 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 79 replies
    Zero Hedge ^ | 11/23/2016
    For the second time in two months, The Navy's new $4 billion stealth warship has broken down. As Military.com reports, the ripped-from-the-pages-of-a-sci-fi mag-looking USS Zumwalt is now in Panama for repairs after suffering a breakdown while passing through the Panama Canal on Monday evening.Military.com's Hope Hodge Seck reports that a spokesman for U.S. 3rd Fleet, Cmdr. Ryan Perry, told Military.com that the commander of 3rd Fleet, Vice Adm. Nora Tyson, had instructed the USS Zumwalt, the first in a new class of stealthy destroyers, to remain at ex-Naval Station Rodman in Panama to address the engineering casualty. "The timeline for...
  • Bath-built destroyer breaks down, towed out of Panama Canal

    11/23/2016 3:17:01 AM PST · by Daffynition · 85 replies
    BDN ^ | Nov 22, 2016 | Beth Brogan
    BATH, Maine — The Bath-built USS Zumwalt, the first-in-class “stealth” destroyer that left the Bath shipyard on Sept. 7, broke down Monday night while passing through the Panama Canal and was towed by tugs through the locks toward the Pacific Ocean. The DDG 1000, the first of a class of three destroyers that cost an estimated $22 billion combined, “suffered an engineering casualty,” the Navy Times reported. The Zumwalt was towed through the locks to Rodman, a former U.S. military base.
  • The USS Zumwalt Can't Fire Its Guns Because the Ammo Is Too Expensive

    11/07/2016 5:47:10 PM PST · by sukhoi-30mki · 71 replies
    Popular Mechanics ^ | November 7, 2016 | Kyle Mizokami
    Just three weeks after commissioning the USS Zumwalt, the U.S. Navy has admitted it is canceling ammunition specially developed for the ship's high-tech gun systems because the rounds are too expensive. . The guns, tailor made for the destroyer, will be unable to fire until the Navy chooses a cheaper replacement round. The Zumwalt-class destroyers were conceived in the late 1990s as the first of a new generation of stealthy warships. The radar signature of the 610 foot long warship is that of a 50-foot fishing boat, making the Zumwalts great for getting in close to an enemy coastline and...
  • Che Guevara’s Motorcycle Diaries: A Hippie Discovers Communism and Becomes a Monster

    10/19/2016 9:54:58 AM PDT · by rktman · 20 replies
    capitalismmagazine.com ^ | 10/12/2016 | Anoop Verma
    The Motorcycle Diaries is not a “coming-of-age” story as it has been described by a number of commentators. When Che Guevara took off on a motorcycle journey across South America he was not a teenager; he was 23-years-old and therefore already “of age.” In my view, this book has nothing to do with coming-of-age issues, rather it is a “hippie discovers communism” kind of story. The Che Guevara that we meet in The Motorcycle Diaries is a hippie who drifts from place to place without any coherent plan. He is alienated from society. He sees the ill effects of materialism...
  • ‘A Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing’' -- Saul Alinsky Profiled in New Documentary

    10/18/2016 7:25:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 8 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 10/18/2016 | Mark Judge
    After being mentored by the labor leader John L. Lewis, Alinsky founded the Industrial Areas Foundation (IAF), which trained community organizers around the country. Aided by the liberal millionaire Marshall Field III, Alinsky expanded his mission of inspiring and organizing poor, urban communities across America. "Reveille for Radicals," his 1946 book, became a best-seller. Perhaps even better known is his second book “Rules for Radicals,” which contains an acknowledgement to Lucifer, “who at least won his own kingdom.” During the 1960’s Alinsky set up institutes to train other organizers, and his reputation as an activist grew. In 1969 college student...
  • U.S. Navy’s New High Tech Destroyer Suffers ‘Engineering Casualty’

    09/22/2016 6:11:49 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 50 replies
    gCaptain ^ | September 21, 2016
    The U.S. Navy’s new high tech destroyer has been sidelined for repairs after suffering a seawater leak in its propulsion system less than a month before its expected commissioning.