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  • Thomas B. Edsall Admits: Dems Are in Deep Feces

    04/19/2018 1:43:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Rush ^ | April 19, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Thereís also a piece today by Thomas B. Edsall. Now, let me remind you who this guy is. Thomas B. Edsall, if Iím not mistaken, has written for the Washington Post. Now heís with the New York Times. Although he may have always been with the Times. Iím not sure. But it was Thomas B. Edsall that in November of 2011 wrote a piece published in, I think, the New York Times/Washington Post ó again, I donít recall ó in which he made it clearÖ He was writing almost as a member of the Obama presidential campaign strategy team,...
  • Conservative Journalist Confronts Comey

    04/19/2018 1:27:39 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies
    Rush ^ | April 19, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Yesterday in New York City there was another James Comey book-signing event. Conservative journalist Laura Loomer stood up ó as many media people do whenever public figures show up ó and started shouting questions at James Comey. LOOMER: How is it ethical to brief the president of the United States on an unverifiable and salacious dossier, and how is it ethical leadership to not tell him that his political opposition, Hillary Clinton, paid for that? You are not an ethical leader! MAN: Maíam, youíre gonna have to leave. LOOMER: Youíre gonna get prosecuted, Comey! Youíre gonna get locked up!...
  • Female Pilot Journalist: Iím Offended When Hero Southwest Pilot Called ďFemale PilotĒ

    04/19/2018 12:55:30 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 64 replies
    Rush ^ | April 19, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There‚Äôs an op-ed in the Washington Post today. It‚Äôs by Beverly Weintraub. And the headline: ‚Äú‚ÄėSully‚Äô Was Just a Hero. Why Label the Southwest Captain a ‚ÄėFemale Pilot‚Äô?‚ÄĚ Beverly Weintraub ‚ÄĒ by the way, this is cool. She‚Äôs a Pulitzer Prize winner, member of the New York Daily News editorial board. She‚Äôs a member of the Ninety-Nines. Do you know what that is? You probably don‚Äôt. It‚Äôs an international organization of women pilots. Millie Limbaugh And she‚Äôs on the board of directors of the Air Race Classic. My mom was a Ninety-Nine. (interruption) Yeah, my mom was a pilot....
  • Comey Debunks Steele Dossier

    04/19/2018 11:45:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American ^ | April 19, 2018 | Tom Trinko
    One interesting aspect of James Comey's recent interview on ABC was that he made it clear, though without realizing it, that the Steele dossier isn't true. Comey did so by saying Trump was thinking about having Comey prove that the salacious allegations in the document weren't true. If those allegations were true, the last thing in the world Trump would want is the FBI taking a closer look at them. Remember that at that time, the FBI was saying it couldn't verify the accounts, meaning that if Trump were guilty he would think that he was safe. So why would...
  • Asking agencies to follow the rules isnít asking too much

    04/15/2018 6:59:26 AM PDT · by george76 · 21 replies
    Pacific Legal Foundation ^ | April 11, 2018 | Jonathan Wood
    Accountability is sorely lacking in the administrative state. Unelected, unaccountable bureaucrats make decisions significantly affecting our daily lives with too little involvement from our elected officials. The Congressional Review Act was intended to restore at least some degree of democratic accountability to the administrative process. It requires agencies to submit to Congress every rule they wish to impose on you, giving the people you elected an opportunity to oversee what federal bureaucrats are up to. Thatís the theory, at least. In practice, agencies have failed to comply with their obligations under the statute, withholding rules from Congress and thereby avoiding...
  • Politics Polarize; Community Unites

    04/19/2018 8:22:30 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | April 19, 2018 | Scott Rasmussen
    News outlets are routinely filled with commentary and analysis suggesting that 21st-century America is a deeply polarized nation. Countless stories are presented as a battle between conservatives and liberals, Republicans and Democrats, private sector and public. Political activists fan the flames with talking points "proving" that they hold the moral and rational high ground. They convey a sense that anybody who disagrees with them is either stupid or corrupt. Watching all this makes many people fighting mad and fills them with a burning desire to beat the other team. Far too many nice and reasonable people get so riled up...
  • President Trump and the Attorney-Client Privilege

    04/19/2018 8:04:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | April 19, 2018 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    A few weeks ago, President Donald Trump was an outwardly happy man because of the utterance of one solitary word from the lips of special counsel Robert Mueller to one of Trump's lawyers. The word that thrilled the president and his legal team was "subject." It seems that Mueller and one of Trump's lawyers had been negotiating the terms under which the president would submit to an informal interrogation by Mueller and his team of prosecutors and FBI agents. Mueller's request for such an interview was not unusual. Investigators are usually looking to trap an unwary potential defendant into lying...
  • Comey Tells Ex-Clinton Aide Stephanopoulos That Trump Is 'Morally Unfit'

    04/19/2018 6:35:09 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | April 19, 2018 | Larry Elder
    Fired ex-FBI head James Comey told ABC News "chief anchor" George Stephanopoulos that Donald Trump is "morally unfit to be president"? Think about this. Comey offered this assessment to Stephanopoulos, whose former boss, first candidate and then President Bill Clinton, was credibly accused of rape and sexual assault, had sex in the Oval Office with an intern, and then lied about it under oath, for which he was impeached. But Comey tells Stephanopoulos that Trump is "morally unfit to be president"? Also, Fox News' Sean Hannity, a staunch President Trump defender, got hammered for not revealing his relationship with Donald...
  • Journalism Is Dead, Part 3,295,041

    04/19/2018 6:17:46 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | April 19, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    The media¬ís pearls were clutched with both hands this week when it was revealed that Fox News host Sean Hannity was ¬ďclient #3¬Ē for Michael Cohen, one of President Trump¬ís personal attorneys. ¬ďJournalists¬Ē were outraged that Hannity had defended Cohen on his radio and TV shows without disclosing this, slamming Fox News in the process. Which is really the only reason they reported the story in the first place. According to Hannity, his professional relationship with Cohen was extremely limited. ¬ďI never paid Michael Cohen for legal fees. I did have occasional brief conversations with Michael Cohen, he¬ís a great...
  • Trump Seeks Middle Ground in Foreign-policy Balancing Act

    04/19/2018 5:55:33 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | April 19, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Was the latest round of airstrikes in Syria a one-time hit to restore deterrence and stop the future use of chemical weapons, or was it part of a slippery slope of more interventions in the Middle East? President Donald Trump was elected in part because he promised an end to optional wars, such as those in Afghanistan and Iraq, as well as the Libyan misadventure. But Trump also guaranteed an end to perceived Obama-era appeasement. Trump said he would no longer put up with false red lines in Syria, or complacence about North Korea's new generation of nuclear missiles....
  • Never Trumpers' Whining About Principles Was Just An Act

    04/19/2018 5:47:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies ^ | April 19, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    You know all that insufferable babbling and crying about ‚Äúprinciples‚ÄĚ we had to endure from you Never Trump Konservative Ken Dolls? Your rending of your cheap suits, your 180s over classic GOP policies because The Donald actually tried to enact them, and your mortifying blubbering to suddenly sympathetic hosts on MSNBC and CNN about how awful our President is? With your sad, drawn faces and high-pitched voices, you True Conservatives of Conservatism‚ĄĘ, you Keepers of the Flame of Conservativeness resisted the coming of Donald Trump (and those who supported him) because‚Ķbecause‚Ķ¬†Because that‚Äôs not who we are‚Ķ¬†Because we‚Äôre better than that‚Ķ¬†Because‚Ķour...

    04/19/2018 4:55:06 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | April 19, 2018 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Exposing Muslim attempts to rewrite history. Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. Although the conflict between Islam and the West is not an aberration but a continuation of history, the strategy of those who seek to whitewash and thus empower Islam is to fixate on peaceful aberrations while suppressing the continuum of hostility. Thus, in ďItaly must remember its pluralist past,Ē Akbar Ahmed, Chair of Islamic Studies at American University, Washington, DC, highlights uncharacteristic episodes from Italyís past with Muslims in an attempt to convince Italians to be even more accepting of Muslim migrants.†...
  • Barbara Bush: A Grand Old Dame She Was

    04/18/2018 5:33:26 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Rush ^ | April 18, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So, first things first. Barbara Bush passed away at age 92, and I wanted to take some time here to offer condolences to her family. She was always very nice, just plain old nice and funny, accepting, challenging, supportive sometimes. Theyíre reporting grand old dame she was, a matriarch in the truest sense and in the greatest sense of the word. In fact, the way to set this up, grab audio sound bite No. 2. Little Brian Stelter at CNN. I have a couple Barbara Bush stories to tell you, and this will be one way to lead into...
  • Trumpís Foreign Policy Achievements Are Jaw Dropping

    04/18/2018 4:33:11 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Rush ^ | April 18, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Trump agenda, by the way, continues to be implemented. How about this? Mike PompeoÖ On one hand over here we have the left telling us Trumpís a bumbling fool and idiot, doesnít know what heís doing. Heís not smart, heís not sophisticated, heís totally self-absorbed and so forth. On the other hand here, we have an American administration for the first time in 60 years that looks like itís gonna make progress with North Korea! How many administrations have we had that have done nothing but talk about it? Theyíve said the exact right words, and they have...
  • Trump's vitally important anti-poverty initiative

    04/18/2018 2:47:32 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 19 replies ^ | April 17, 2018 | Star Parker
    It takes a lot of courage for a president to target almost a quarter of the federal budget for reform in an election year. But this is exactly what President Trump is doing with his executive order, "Reducing Poverty in America by Promoting Opportunity and Economic Mobility." We're now spending more than $700 billion per year on low-income assistance, which is more than we are spending on our national defense. And there are plenty of reasons to believe this spending is inefficient, wasteful and counterproductive. Over the last half-century, some $22 trillion has been spent on anti-poverty programs and yet...
  • Same Sex Attraction: A feeling, not an identity

    04/18/2018 2:44:28 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Ruth Institute ^ | April 14, 2018 | Jennifer Roback Morse
    ¬ďAm I Gay?¬Ē Today, every family in America faces this question one way or another. Even the best families. Maybe you have a child, or sibling, or close friend who feels attracted to people of the same sex. Maybe a niece or nephew or grandchild wonders about their sexuality. Maybe they are asking YOU about these questions. The book ¬ďWhy I Don¬ít Call Myself Gay¬Ē challenges the idea that feelings of same sex attraction necessarily mean a person is ¬ďgay.¬Ē The author, Daniel Mattson, tells his story of experiencing same sex attraction, acting on it, and ultimately, allowing Jesus to...
  • Woke Comedy: Why Laughter Is Missing at the Multiplex

    04/18/2018 1:52:30 PM PDT · by HollywoodInToto · 58 replies
    Hollywood In Toto ^ | 4/18/2018 | Christian Toto
    The PC comedy rules are suffocating laughs on stages large and small.
  • Appeals Court Decrees That A War Memorial Must Go Because It 'Endorses Religion'

    04/18/2018 9:59:07 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 22 replies
    Forbes ^ | April 18, 2018 | George Leef
    ďCongress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereofÖ.Ē So begins the First Amendment to our Constitution. Those words have been turned into a ďlawĒ that allows courts to demand an impenetrable wall of separation between religion and government. A recent case shows how amazingly far they will go to ensure that. In 1925, a group of citizens in Bladensburg, Maryland wanted to honor 49 men from Prince Georgeís County who had lost their lives during the First World War. The local chapter of the American Legion and families funded a memorial usually...
  • Anti-Trump American history textbook 'blatantly biased,' critics say

    04/18/2018 7:16:43 AM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 11 replies
    fox news ^ | 04/17/2018 | Caleb Parke
    Pearson spokesman, Scott Overland, told Fox News the textbook was ďdeveloped by an expert author and underwent rigorous peer review to ensure academic integrity.Ē He added that it was ďdesigned to convey college-level information to high school studentsĒ and ďaims to promote debate and critical thinking by presenting multiple sidesĒ of the 2016 election..... ďMost thought that Trump was too extreme a candidate to win the nomination, but his extremism, his anti-establishment rhetoric, and, some said, his not-very-hidden racism connected with a significant number of primary voters,Ē Fraser wrote. Trump voters are described as ďmostly older, often rural or suburban,...
  • Return of the Feckless Chick-Fil-A-Phobes

    04/18/2018 5:36:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | April 4, 2018 | Michelle Malkin
    <p>Chick-fil-A-phobia.</p> <p>Perhaps, in the interest of public health, the CDC should launch a weekly C-F-A-P surveillance report to map the recurrence of this culturally infectious disease. Early-onset symptoms include fear of pressure-cooked poultry, allergic reaction to waffle potato fries and an irrational hatred of cow costumes. Anti-Christian prejudice and coastal elitism are common comorbidities associated with this debilitating progressive condition.</p>