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  • Not a joke: Fortune names David Hogg and cohorts the world's greatest leaders of 2018(Gag!)

    04/19/2018 8:03:39 AM PDT · by rktman · 42 replies ^ | 4/19/2018 | Monica Showalter
    has a whiff of classic fake news: David Hogg and all his foul-mouthed little high school buddies who made headlines and raked cash from their calls for gun control in the wake of the Parkland shooting have been elevated to the number-one spot in Fortune magazine's annual list of the World's 50 Greatest Leaders. Mike Allen at Axios got a sneak peek of the upcoming issue and reported it in his Vitals column this morning: FORTUNE editor-in-chief Clifton Leaf: "If 2018 becomes the year that the United States finally begins to tackle its disease of gun violence ... it will...
  • Record $135 billion a year for illegal immigration, average $8,075 each, $25,000 in NY

    09/28/2017 5:56:53 AM PDT · by huldah1776 · 21 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | Sept 27, 2017 | Paul Bedard
    The swelling population of illegal immigrants and their kids is costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, the highest ever, driven by free medical care, education and a huge law enforcement bill, according to the the most authoritative report on the issue yet. And despite claims from pro-illegal immigration advocates that the aliens pay significant off-setting taxes back to federal, state and local treasuries, the Federation for American Immigration Reform report tallied just $19 billion, making the final hit to taxpayers about $116 billion. State and local governments are getting ravaged by the costs, at over $88 billion. The federal...
  • This. Cannot. Be. Happening.

    10/28/2016 6:18:27 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 109 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | October 28, 2016 | Alexandra Petri
    Hillary Clinton sits on her Throne of Power in the Fortress of Glass, glancing at the ceiling and sharpening her hammer. She has been starting to hope. Earlier today she sent out one or two emails to old friends in Washington intimating they should “get drinks when I’m back.” She has started to say “when” more than “if.” She keeps seeing the number “45” everywhere she looks — records, temperatures — and when she does, she smiles a little to herself, as if it’s an omen. At the back of her closet there is a checklist of Things To Accomplish...
  • The Washington Post Gushes In Love Over Obama First-Date Movie(Laugh or Puke)

    08/27/2016 5:58:07 AM PDT · by rktman · 55 replies ^ | 8/26/2016 | Tim Graham
    The Washington Post is unsurprisingly in love with the new Obama-puffing film about Barack and Michelle’s first date. Movie critic Ann Hornaday won the prize for the biggest gush, comparing Obama to young Abe Lincoln: Like the warm summer day it chronicles, Southside With You possesses a mellow, languorous vibe, an infectious easygoing charm that insinuates itself gently, then seductively, as the couple at its center experiences the stirrings of what might be true love. That the two young people in question are named Barack Obama and Michelle Robinson almost feels like an afterthought in Richard Tanne’s modest but enormously...
  • Lynch: States Can't 'Insist' a Man is a Man and a Woman is a Woman, If Person Feels Otherwise

    05/10/2016 4:22:44 PM PDT · by xzins · 143 replies
    CNS ^ | May 10, 2016 | Susan Jones
    The U.S. Justice Department is putting the feelings of transgenders -- men who think they are women and women who think they are men -- above the privacy rights of the vast majority of people who don't contest the biological facts of who they actually are. "And what we must not do, what we must never do, is turn on our neighbors, our family members, our fellow Americans for something that they cannot control and deny what makes them human," Attorney General Loretta Lynch said on Monday. "[N]one of us can stand by when a state enters the business of...
  • Obama Believes People Afraid of Terror Because They Aren’t As ‘Intelligent’ As He

    12/19/2015 7:56:11 AM PST · by rktman · 138 replies ^ | 12/19/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Columnist Charles Krauthammer stated that President Obama's reported quotation that he didn't watch enough cable news to understand the anxiety people had about terrorism was him stating people "are not as cool, intelligent, and far-seeing as I am" on Friday's "Special Report" on the Fox News Channel. Krauthammer said, "to me he was being sarcastic. He was - this is a way of dissing, of sort of showing condescension to the rabble our there. After all this is an interview he gave, January 23rd of this year. Asked, 'Do you think the media sometimes overstates the level of alarm people...
  • Proper English Grammar Is Now Racist

    03/03/2015 7:43:40 AM PST · by rktman · 83 replies ^ | 3/3/2015 | Patricia L. Dickson
    It seems like not a day goes by without me reading about some new absurdity. I ran across an article written by some left-wing lunatic who purports to be an English teacher and who is part of what she calls the “social justice movement”. She writes for a blog called Everyday Feminist. She claims that demanding that everyone speak proper English grammar is “grammar snobbery” and is oppressive and racist. Why is it oppressive and racist? Because the dictionary was written by a white supremacist, heteropatriarchal system:
  • Gushy Vogue Article on John Kerry Keeps Bringing Up His 'Record of Courage' in Vietnam

    10/05/2014 6:12:10 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies ^ | 10/4/2014 | Tim Grahm
    More proof that the women's magazines are all in the tank for the Democrats arrives in the October issue of Vogue magazine (edited by major DNC donor Anna Wintour). After all the fashion ads comes a gooey story on Secretary of State John Kerry. Writer Sally Hansen keeps bringing the reader back around to Kerry’s (very brief) service in Vietnam, reminding some of James Taranto’s 2004 gibe mocking Kerry’s milking of his war resume: “the haughty, French-looking Massachusetts Democrat, who by the way served in Vietnam.”
  • Genesis Science Is Practical, Not Just Academic

    03/14/2014 7:27:01 AM PDT · by fishtank · 10 replies
    Institute for Creation Research ^ | March 2014 | James Johnson
    Genesis Science Is Practical, Not Just Academic by James J. S. Johnson, J.D., Th.D. * “It doesn’t really matter, in the real world, what you believe about creation or evolution,” the college student glibly challenged me. “Whether the evolutionists are right or whether Genesis is right makes no practical difference in how science works or in how people live their lives.” With a grin and a wave of his hand, the sophomore dismissed the real-world relevance of biblical creation as if it were no more practical than evolutionary myths. Was he correct? Is the Genesis record of God’s creation (and...
  • Don't look to police for legal advice

    02/06/2014 6:42:06 AM PST · by Shimmer1 · 57 replies
    2/6/14 | Shimmer1
    I was helping a young lady last night (age 20), whose mother had kicked her out the night before for making out with a young man in his car in the driveway. YL had been kicked out with a sleeveless shirt, no shoes, no coat, and no medicine (she had surgery several weeks ago on her back) and the mom literally threw her out into the yard. The mom was apparently incoherent with rage and they could barely even understand what she was screaming at them. They're still not sure why she flipped out like that. She also kept YL's...
  • The Eight Greatest Absurdities of Obama’s Second Term

    02/21/2013 3:21:07 PM PST · by Hoodat · 7 replies
    White House Dossier ^ | 21 Feb 2013, 4:36 pm | Keith Koffler
    President Obama’s second term is only a month old, and already the absurdities are piling up. In fact, it’s making me dizzy. Hold the phone while I swallow a Dramadine. ********** Okay, that’s better. Oh wait a second, I took a Xanax. Oh, that’s okay, I need one of those too. Now, on to the absurdities. All White Houses have absurdities. Some more than others. Like this one. Covering the Obama White House is like heading into Area 51 every day for flying saucer flying lessons. 1. President Obama blames Republicans for the sequester when IT WAS HIS IDEA. OMG,...
  • Did Santorum ever complete his taxes and make them public? Has not been vetted thoroughly.

    02/09/2012 10:31:58 PM PST · by mitchell001 · 60 replies · 1+ views
    February 10, 2012 | Ralph Mitchell
    Rick Santorum went home to do his income taxes on his home computer. Did he ever release them? Seriously, Santorum has been given passes by the media and the other candidates and the public. He seems like his accomplishments are weak and his grasp of issues are couched in 1990's rhetoric. He needs to release his taxes and he needs to communicate and explain in detail his economic plans for America. Agree?
  • NYC May Impose Necktie Ban

    05/05/2011 9:42:14 AM PDT · by La Lydia · 24 replies
    Moonbattery ^ | May 5, 2011
    The authoritarian nanny state of New York City has reached the point where it is almost impossible for bureauweenies to find new things to ban. They've become so desperate, they may resort to forbidding neckties: Some New York lawmakers are proposing a law that would prohibit doctors from wearing neckties while working. The proposal quotes a study that shows bacteria may build-up on neckties and lead to infection.The Independent Democratic Conference in the state Senate is calling for the legislation to readdress what they consider a fashion emergency. One place where bacteria really does build up is in the reusable...
  • Amazon Re-Granted 1-Click to Buy Patent ("USPTO is a joke")

    06/24/2010 7:17:52 PM PDT · by libh8er · 9 replies
    Softpedia ^ | 03.11.2010 | Lucian Parfeni
    While everyone else is left scratching their heads, Amazon and its lawyers are patting themselves on the back. The company has managed to (re)confirm a patent for 1-Click, a method of buying stuff online with, you guessed it, just one click. And that's it, that's all there is to it. If you deploy a system that enables customers to purchase anything online just by pressing one button, you will be infringing on Amazon's patent. It has been a long battle for Amazon, which has been pursuing this patent for more than a decade now. It was initially granted the patent,...
  • Race Card Follies

    11/21/2009 6:11:42 AM PST · by jay1949 · 9 replies · 451+ views
    Annuit Coeptis ^ | November 21, 2009 | Jay Henderson
    Race-carding has now progressed from an offensive bullying tactic to a comical farce in the theater of the absurd. First, Janeane Garofalo became the demented poster-harpy of race-carding, then Jessee Jackson jumped the shark by insisting that political loyalties determine racial identity. Now, in Norfolk, Virginia, an animal shelter’s drive to promote adoption of black-colored pets has been condemned for its racial insensitivity.
  • Ms Rabbit and Malthusian Mambo

    09/27/2007 8:06:22 AM PDT · by genefromjersey · 4 replies · 85+ views
    Finneran Lane ^ | 09/27/07 | vanity
    Ms Rabbit came back from the UN protests feeling tired, hungry, and a bit dispirited.( A few drops of wine helped with the last item.)
  • When Would Jesus Bolt?

    03/06/2006 11:35:43 AM PST · by peyton randolph · 20 replies · 1,034+ views
    Washington Monthly ^ | April 2006 | Amy Sullivan
    Meet Randy Brinson, the advance guard of evangelicals leaving the GOP. -snip- The newly converted are the most zealous, sharing the good news with gusto to any and all comers. Every few days, Randy Brinson calls me with another revelation. Republicans? “The power structure in the Republican Party is too entrenched with big business. It's not with evangelicals—they're a means to an end.” The Christian Right? “They just want to keep the culture war going because it raises a lot of money for them.” Abramoff? “Evangelicals were being used as pawns to promote a big money agenda.” His fellow evangelicals?...
  • J-UCAS Canceled, But Not for Naught (Socialism Kills Another Military Program)

    02/20/2006 7:59:06 AM PST · by Dont_Tread_On_Me_888 · 49 replies · 1,733+ views
    eDefense ^ | 2/15/06 | Ted McKenna
    US Navy Capt. Ralph Alderson, program director of the Joint-Unmanned Combat Aerial System (J-UCAS) program, said right at the start that he would address the elephant in the room. The FY07 defense budget provides zero funding for the J-UCAS, and the newly released 2005 Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) calls for the program's "restructuring," as many of the attendees at the Association of Unmanned Systems International's Unmanned Systems Program Review 2006 conference in Washington, DC, on Feb. 8 perhaps already knew, Capt. Alderson said. "Restructuring" would appear to be a euphemism for "canceled," but despite standing at the podium with a...
  • Marine confronts absurdity amid war horrors

    05/31/2005 8:32:08 AM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 17 replies · 1,203+ views
    MPLS Star Tribune ^ | 5-29-05 | doug grow
    Cpl. John Wilson looked out for his fellow Marines. But the Marines didn't look out for Wilson. I first met Wilson a year ago as he was about to return to the Marine Corps. Wilson, a 1997 graduate of Wayzata High, had completed his four-year hitch in the Corps, but he had decided to reenlist out of a sense of obligation to his fellow Marines. "I see Marines dying, and I don't want to be sitting here just watching," Wilson, 27, said then. He's back home now, much to the relief of his family members, who didn't want him to...
  • Arab League averts crisis over reform

    01/13/2005 5:31:42 PM PST · by Cornpone · 1 replies · 182+ views
    Aljazeera ^ | 13 Jan 2005 | Aljazeera
    The Arab League appears to have averted a crisis after Algeria withdrew a proposal for reform of the international body to introduce a rotating leadership system. The organisation's so-called summit follow-up committee met in Cairo on Wednesday to discuss the reforms, in advance of an extraordinary foreign ministers meeting to finalise proposals on Thursday. Removing one of the main sticking points, Algeria took a proposal off the table that would see the job of secretary-general rotate among members, rather than the job always being held by an Egyptian, as is currently the case. "We agreed that the text of the...