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  • MILITARY UPDATE: Compound drugs fleece TRICARE, create deep budget hole.

    08/01/2015 7:42:55 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Dodgy companies peddling pricey compound pharmaceuticals have fleeced the TRICARE program so severely this year, before tougher screening procedures took effect May 1, that they are largely to blame for a $2 billion defense health budget hole Congress is scrambling to fill. In fiscal 2010, military outpatient pharmacy costs totaled $6.6 billion, with only $23 million spent on compound drugs. By fiscal 2014, outpatient pharmacy costs had risen to $7.7 billion but compound drugs costs soared to $515 million. In the first nine months of fiscal 2015, compound drug costs tripled again for TRICARE, to $1.7 billion, or more than...
  • Illegal Alien with Multiple DUIs Killed in Colorado Highway Accident

    07/31/2015 2:05:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 35 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | Jul y 31st, 2015 | Jim Hoft
    Illegal alien Jose Triana-Valenzuela was killed this week when the car he lost control of his car Monday morning. ... Triana-Valenzuela was arrested in 2003 for driving under the influence, speeding and driving without a license. He was turned over to immigration authorities after his 2003 arrest. ... A Weld County man killed in a rollover accident earlier this week had been arrested multiple times, but none of the arresting agencies linked him to an active warrant out of Morgan County dating back to 2003. ... Triana-Valenzuela was first arrested in Morgan County on May 1, 2003 for Driving Under...
  • Phoenix man accused of pimping out underage girl

    07/31/2015 12:16:00 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 37 replies
    abc15 ^ | 7/31/15 | Staff
    Theon Ohara Temple was arrested on Wednesday and booked into jail on multiple prostitution counts, including child prostitution. Police pulled Temple over for traffic offenses and, during the investigation, found an underage juvenile in his vehicle. The girl told police, according to court records, that Temple was her pimp and that he would rent out motel rooms for clients. She also said Temple and another man once tied her up, hit her over the head with a gun, and attempted to drown her by placing a towel over her mouth and poured water over her face, documents say.
  • Admiral: Carrier gap in Persian Gulf hinders war effort

    07/30/2015 6:50:05 PM PDT · by Herosmith · 24 replies
    Stars and Stripes ^ | July 30, 2015 | Travis J. Tritten and Chris Church
    WASHINGTON — A rare gap in the presence of a U.S. aircraft carrier in the Persian Gulf this fall could hinder military capabilities in the war against the Islamic State, the Obama administration’s nominee to lead the Navy told the Senate Thursday. Adm. John Richardson conceded the effects of a two-month gap in carrier presence — the first since 2007 — under intense questioning from Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., as the Senate Armed Services Committee weighs whether approve the admiral’s nomination as chief of naval operations. “Without that carrier, that will be a detriment to our capability, yes, sir,” Richardson...
  • Poll: Trump Holds a Commanding Lead in Arizona (Jeb in 3rd place)

    07/30/2015 7:08:39 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 62 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 7/20/15 | Greg Richter
    Real estate developer Donald Trump is continuing his strong showing in the GOP presidential polls, leading in Arizona in a new poll of top-10 candidates conducted by Phoenix-based MBQF Consulting. Respondents to the automated telephone survey were given a choice of the top 10 candidates as recently determined by a Politico story, pollster Mike Noble told The Arizona Republic. In that poll, recently announced candidate Ohio Gov. John Kasich barely missed the cut and was not included in the survey. Trump was the favorite of 26.5 percent. He was followed by Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker at 12.6 percent and former...
  • Longtime McCain aide launches vitriolic attack on Trump, Cruz

    07/30/2015 11:59:27 AM PDT · by VinL · 59 replies
    Politico ^ | 7/30/15 | Adam Lerner
    Longtime John McCain aide launched a scathing attack against Donald Trump and Ted Cruz Thursday, calling the former a con man with bad hair and the latter his accomplice. Mark Salter, who has worked for McCain for approximately two decades and co-authored numerous books with the Arizona senator, writes in RealClearPolitics that “either the phoniness in American politics has reached record levels or I’ve grown irremediably cynical in my old age” and that he was “referring, of course, to Donald Trump.”Trump, according to Salter, is a modern day P.T. Barnum, who enriched himself off of hoaxes and later started Barnum...
  • Ted Cruz, Carly Fiorina slated for Phoenix convention

    07/29/2015 10:40:32 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 3 replies
    Phoenix Business Journal ^ | Jul 28, 2015, 9:40pm MST | Mike Sunnucks
    Republican presidential candidates Carly Fiorina and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, are slated to speak next month at a national convention in Phoenix. Fiorina, former CEO of Hewlett-Packard Co., and Cruz will speak at the National Federation of Republican Women’s conference at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix.The conference is set for Sept. 10 to 13. Another GOP presidential candidate, Donald Trump, held an immigration-fueled rally at the Phoenix Convention Center earlier this month.
  • Cruz to Address NFRW Convention (Sept 12 - Phoenix, Arizona)

    07/28/2015 6:14:36 PM PDT · by Isara · 2 replies
    National Federation of Republican Women ^ | July 28, 2015 | Lisa Ziriax
    Republican Women Meet in Phoenix Sept. 10-13PHOENIX, Ariz. – Republican presidential candidate Ted Cruz will address the 38th biennial convention of the National Federation of Republican Women (NFRW) the afternoon of Saturday, Sept. 12. The NFRW convention, which is expected to draw about 1,300 Republican women leaders from across the nation, is set for Sept. 10-13 at the J.W. Marriott Desert Ridge Resort and Spa in Phoenix, Ariz. The NFRW is inviting Republican presidential candidates to address the convention and earlier this month announced Carly Fiorina as the headline speaker at the convention opening. National pollster Kellyanne Conway and the...
  • Corrosion of Sanctuary Cities

    07/28/2015 8:55:04 AM PDT · by Academiadotorg · 4 replies
    Accuracy in Academia ^ | July 28, 2015 | Malcolm A. Kline
    “Sanctuary cities” that refuse to turn over deportable felons to the feds are frequently located in college towns. Yet and still, it’s hard to find academics who will speak ill of them, no matter how much these policies endanger collegians’ lives. Kate Steinle, 32, was not the only recent victim of an attack by an illegal alien with multiple felony convictions. “Department of Homeland Security records show that in just one eight-month period in 2014, more than 8,100 deportable aliens were released by sanctuary jurisdictions,” Hans von Spakovsky writes on The Daily Signal. “Three thousand of them were felons and...
  • Donald Trump is still rocketing up polls in dominating fashion

    07/27/2015 11:08:25 AM PDT · by Red Steel · 29 replies
    Yahoo ^ | July 25, 2015 12:00 PM | Maxwell Tani
    Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump at the Family Leadership Summit. Donald Trump is still the clear front-runner of the 2016 GOP presidential field. A new Economist/YouGov poll released on Friday actually showed Trump gaining support in the last week, despite a controversy over his comments questioning Sen. John McCain's (R-Arizona) status as a "war hero." According to the poll, the number of registered Republican primary voters who responded that Trump is their first choice jumped from 15% at the beginning of July to 28% last week. Another 10% of voters pick him as their second choice. That puts the real-estate...
  • Trump Names NH Vets Who Support Him - At Least Two Say They Have No Idea Why They’re On The List

    07/27/2015 5:13:11 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 78 replies
    International Business Times ^ | July 25, 2015 | Angelo Young
    A day after Donald Trump announced the formation of “Veterans For Trump,” a small New Hampshire-based coalition that supports the bellicose business mogul’s bid for the White House, at least two of the veterans named as supporters distanced themselves from team Trump. The announcement of the veterans group came five days after Trump said Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is only considered a war hero because he was captured by the enemy during the Vietnam War. “I don’t know anything about it,” said Ernie Fusi, a World War II veteran whose name was still listed among the 51 veteran supporters on...
  • Bush, Walker Paul in, Trump out of Voters First forum [Union Leader "mocked" him]

    07/27/2015 1:09:22 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Union Leader ^ | July 24, 2015 | Staff
    Jeb Bush, Scott Walker and Rand Paul are in. Donald Trump is out.A total of 14 candidates will participate in the Voters First Republican Presidential Forum on Monday, Aug. 3, at St. Anselm College. The two-hour forum,intended to highlight the importance of the first-in-the-nation primary,along with the Iowa caucuses and South Carolina’s early primary.“I am in the North Country today,” Bush said Thursday,“meeting with voters about my message of reforming the culture in Washington. I’m looking forward to participating in the August 3rd forum. It’s clear it is a great opportunity to engage with Granite Staters about the important issues...
  • Meat of the Matter: Long-predicted water crisis is here

    07/26/2015 8:30:49 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 23 replies
    Drovers Cattle Network ^ | July 22, 2015 | Dan Murphy
    It’s not just producers and farmers who are getting hit with rising costs and growing shortages of water. When it comes to H2O, everyone better get prepared to pay more and get less. In its long history, water has never been more precious, more controversial, more expensive or more essential to agriculture and commerce than it is right now. A symbol of purity in cosmetic ads, a stand-in for quality in beer ads, the poster boy for violence and destruction during floods, hurricanes and tsunamis, water is currently so scarce out West that it threatens to decimate the nation’s most...
  • Heller: McCain Blocked Amendment To Arm Troops on Bases Weeks Before Chattanooga Attack

    07/26/2015 9:55:28 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 26, 2015 | Leah Barkoukis
    Nevada Sen. Dean Heller knew it wasn’t a good idea to ban arms from our military bases and recruiting centers, which is why in June—weeks before the Chattanooga attack—he submitted an amendment to the 2016 National Defense Authorization Act which would “give military base commanders the authority to allow service members to carry personal firearms.” Unfortunately, his amendment was blocked, by none other than Sen. John McCain. The Republican senator explained in an interview on the Lars Larson Show that McCain, who’s the Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman, “didn’t want the amendment as part of the [2016 National Defense Authorization]...
  • Woman, two dogs found decapitated in Phoenix apartment

    07/25/2015 7:32:25 PM PDT · by smartyaz · 156 replies
    abc15 ^ | 7/25/15 | Vivian Padilla
    PHOENIX - A woman and two dogs were found decapitated in an apartment in Phoenix, according to the Phoenix Police Department, and a man, with a severed arm at the elbow, was taken into custody. Officials said a friend of the resident of the apartment was checking on his friend. The friend knocked on the door, which was answered by a 43-year-old man who officials said had an eye that was removed and a severed left arm at the elbow.
  • An open letter to Jim Robinson: Consider a general amnesty for all the banned Rudy supporters....

    03/05/2008 1:11:46 PM PST · by ken5050 · 1,053 replies · 8,593+ views
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    Dear Jim..OK, the GOP now has its candidate. McCain isn't the first choice of the majority of us on FR, and even now, there are spirited, yet for the most part, civil exchanges on the threads as to whether or not some will support the GOP nominee. One of the more unfortunate, and unpleasant events on FR was the mass banishment and/or leaving of a great many Freepers who were supporters of Rudy Guliani for the nomination. I'm posting this to see if you'd be open to the idea of inviting them to return, and see how others might feel...
  • Will FR embrace socialism to make way for Rudy Giuliani as a Republican presidential candidate?

    04/21/2007 6:42:25 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 18,459 replies · 540,699+ views
    vanity | April 21, 2007 | Jim Robinson
    We've got some real challenges facing us. FR was established to fight against government corruption, overstepping, and abuse and to fight for a return to the limited constitutional government as envisioned and set forth by our founding fathers in the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution and other founding documents. One of the biggest cases of government corruption, overstepping and abuse that I know of is its disgraceful headlong slide into a socialist hell. Our founders never intended for abortion to be the law of the land. And they never intended the Supreme Court to be a legislative body. They...
  • Oil and gas officials scramble after feds review species protections

    07/24/2015 4:01:42 PM PDT · by george76 · 12 replies
    Watchdog ^ | July 3, 2015 | Rob Nikolewski
    Oil and gas producers in one of the most active drilling areas in the country have had to make concessions to not disturb species such as the lesser prairie chicken and the dunes sagebrush lizard. Now industry officials in parts of Texas, Oklahoma and New Mexico may have four other species to contend with: make way for the Cascade Caverns salamander, the Arizona toad, the alligator snapping turtle and the Rio Grande cooter. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced Tuesday it is giving what it calls “status reviews” to the four amphibians and reptiles found in the Southwest as...
  • Sheriff Joe: "I Think Politics Is involved" In BP Backing Out Of Trump Visit

    07/23/2015 2:28:37 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 8 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 23, 2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Maricopa County, AZ Sheriff Joe Arpaio (R) said “I think politics is involved” in a Border Patrol union backing out of a visit to the border by GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump on Thursday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Wolf.” Arpaio said, “I was surprised to hear that they were going to be there. I think politics is involved. Border Patrol works for Homeland Security and I have a feeling that they were told not to participate. let’s see if Hillary comes down there whether she’ll be welcome by the Border Patrol, who I loved, it’s a great organization. But I smell...
  • Ted Cruz on Lindsey Graham-Donald Trump Feud: ‘Who Cares?’

    07/23/2015 10:55:18 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 62 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 07/23/2015 | Nicole Puglise
    Ted Cruz has a lot of “friends.”The Texas firebrand known for throwing Republican leadership under the bus on a regular basis dismissed the feud between Lindsey Graham and Donald Trump in a scrum with reporters Wednesday. That feud, of course, includes Graham’s charge of Trump being a “jackass” and Trump’s retaliation of giving out the phone number for Graham’s old-fashioned flip-phone.“Who cares?” Cruz said. “Let’s focus on the issues that matter for the American people.”Cruz had just presided over a Judiciary subcommittee hearing on Supreme Court activism. The presidential hopeful was asked about his proposed Supreme Court reforms — he...
  • Joe Arpaio Renews Obama Birther Claims, Repeatedly Snaps at Tapper in Bizarre CNN Interview

    07/23/2015 12:04:53 PM PDT · by Seizethecarp · 148 replies
    Mediaite ^ | July 23, 2015 | Joe Arpaio Jake Tapper
    CNN’s Jake Tapper confronted Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio this afternoon over his (and Donald Trump‘s) refusal to give up the “preposterous notion” that President Obama wasn’t born in the United States and that his birth certificate was forged. He asked Arpaio why he would risk his credibility on issues like immigration by sticking by this conspiracy theory. Arpaio said, “I don’t care where he came from, we’re working on a fraudulent, forged government document.” An incredulous Tapper asked Arpaio if any respectable law enforcement official agrees with him on this. Arpaio boasted that he’s willing to look into something that...
  • Gov. Doug Ducey arms Arizona National Guard after Tennessee shooting (another one!)

    07/22/2015 5:40:28 PM PDT · by Marie · 11 replies
    KTAR ^ | July 22, 2015 | KTAR Newsroom
    PHOENIX -- Gov. Doug Ducey signed an executive order Wednesday arming the Arizona National Guard in response to multiple shootings at military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee. "With the number of tragic shootings that have occurred on military installations in recent years, it's imperative that our soldiers and airmen -- people who put their lives on the line every day to protect our state and nation -- have at least the same level of self-defense as the citizens they're fighting for," Ducey said in a statement. Ducey's order will allow Guard personnel to carry weapons at Guard facilities and train them...
  • TRUMP: DEM AGENT PROVOCATEUR STRUTTING IN OPEN SIGHT

    07/22/2015 2:25:26 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 52 replies
    FoxRadio.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | John Gibson
    I'm feeling a bit Onion-y today and consequently I must offer a explanation–a theory–about what we are seeing these days in this hallucinogenic political season. Now that Donald Trump has taken the lead in the latest Fox poll, it’s time to call this perverse reality show for what it really is. Trump is working for his friend Hillary Clinton’s landslide election.
  • Donald Trump's success? It's because he's saying what everyone else is afraid to

    07/22/2015 2:20:47 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 43 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | July 21, 2015 | Leada Gore
    Imagine if you will you were crafting the perfect presidential candidate. It's likely the following would not be on your list: two-time divorcee with multiple bankruptcies; bombastic reality television star who has appeared on professional wrestling shows; loud-mouth uncensored ego maniac with questionable hair. In other words, Donald Trump. But among the 2016 GOP presidential nominees, it's Trump that's taking the headlines. It's Trump who has people talking. And, most tellingly, it's Trump who is surging in the polls, with the latest numbers showing him with almost twice the support of his closest rival. Why? There a several reasons. First,...
  • O’REILLY: MEDIA DESPISES TRUMP BECAUSE ‘HE HAS NO FEAR,’ DOESN’T CENSOR SELF, ISN’T INTIMIDATED

    07/22/2015 12:44:01 AM PDT · by GoneSalt · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/21/2015 | Ian Hanchett
    Fox News Channel host Bill O’Reilly said the media despises Donald Trump because “he has no fear, he could not care less about censoring himself, and the press does not intimidate him.” on Tuesday. O’Reilly said his “tip of the day” of the day was, “The media despising Donald Trump, and here’s why: He has no fear, he could not care less about censoring himself, and the press does not intimidate him.” He continued, that the media feel the need to “punish” Trump for being “disrespectful and not cowering before them.”
  • Fox's O'Reilly: News media want to 'punish' Trump for 'not cowering'

    07/21/2015 10:56:03 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 23 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 21 2015 | Eddie Scarry
    All the negative press Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump is facing lately is the result of a national press out to get him and "not looking out" for the American public. That's according to Fox News commentator Bill O'Reilly. On his show Tuesday, O'Reilly said Trump is getting a raw deal from the national press because he isn't "cowering before them." "He has no fear," said O'Reilly, who has been known to attend sporting events with Trump. "He could not care less about censoring himself and the press does not intimidate him. So because of that approach, the media believe...
  • Donald Trump Insult Generator

    07/21/2015 11:57:33 PM PDT · by Mozilla · 16 replies
    Time ^ | July 22, 2015 | Chris Wilson
    ecause the Republican presidential candidate hasn't gotten around to mocking everyone in the world just yet Perhaps no presidential candidate in history has wielded the put-down quite like Donald Trump. John McCain’s a “dummy.” John Kasich is “desperate.” Rick Perry “needs new glasses.” Karl Rove is “a total loser.” Lindsey Graham, Trump said Tuesday as he announced the South Carolina Senator’s cell phone number on live television, is a “stiff. What a stiff.” The list goes on. Feeling left out that Trump hasn’t gotten around to insulting you or your friends? Here’s an app for that. Built on the real-live...
  • Today in Politics: Hillary Clinton Weighs Using Donald Trump Against His Party

    07/21/2015 10:09:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 31 replies
    The New York Times' First Draft ^ | July 21, 2015 | Staff
    Good Tuesday morning from Washington. Gov. John R. Kasich of Ohio is expected to join the ever-growing field for the Republican nomination, a field that, despite its numbers, has been increasingly overshadowed by Donald J. Trump. Such a development, however, suits at least one other candidate just fine. As Mr. Trump surges in the polls and Republican leaders call for him to drop out of the race after his comments about Senator John McCain’s war record, there is one candidate who hopes Mr. Trump continues to thrive: Hillary Rodham Clinton. Mrs. Clinton has denounced Mr. Trump’s comments about Mexican immigrants,...
  • Donald Trump Heaps Insults on Lindsey Graham, Jeb Bush, Hillary Clinton, Other Foes

    07/21/2015 12:26:20 PM PDT · by jimbo123 · 150 replies
    Time ^ | 7/21/15 | Michael Scherer
    A triumphant and unrepentant Donald Trump launched a barrage of personal attacks and name-calling on his campaign rivals Tuesday, most notably calling South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham an “idiot” handing out Graham’s cell phone number to the whole world He dismissed former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush as “weak on immigration,” and mocked Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s glasses and Hillary Clinton’s hand wave. “What a stiff, what a stiff, Lindsey Graham. By the way he has registered zero in the polls,” Trump said, at an appearance in Bluffton, S.C. “A total lightweight. In the private sector, he couldn’t get a job.”...
  • The Drive-Bys Missed My Point on Trump

    07/21/2015 12:20:58 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | July 21, 2015 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So I'm reading and I start getting e-mails and text messages, saying, "They're talking about you on CNN. You're all over CNN." Of course, nobody tells me. In fact, most of these e-mails say, "I assume you know that you are all over CNN." No, I don't know, because I don't have CNN on at the time. It turns out that Anderson Cooper's show was on. They were talking about me rallying you, the audience of this program, to Donald Trump's defense. And then another e-mail said, "You've probably seen it but the New York Times is all over...
  • Chris Rock got laughs in 2008 – “John McCain’s a war hero that got captured...

    07/21/2015 12:17:53 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 15 replies
    News Ninja ^ | 07/19/15 | Wayne Dupree
    Back in 2008 during a HBO comedy special, Comedian Chris Rock, who had never served in the military but supported then Senator Barack Obama made disrespectful comments about Senator John McCain and the GOP establishment never attacked Chris Rock or called on Obama to denounce Rock for his comments about John McCain but they definitely went after Donald Trump. Liberal voters laughed out their seats! Liberal news websites didn’t even report the comedy as news or call out Rock for his act…it just “went away,” until now: “He a war hero. He a war hero,” Rock said of then-GOP presidential...
  • SARAH PALIN: DONALD TRUMP AND JOHN MCCAIN BOTH HEROES, SHOULD APOLOGIZE

    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin, the running mate for Sen. John McCain (R-AZ)43% ’s (R-AZ) 2008 presidential campaign, weighed in on the dispute between McCain and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, posting a message on her Facebook page calling both men heroes and encouraging them to “resolve the media-driven wedge between them.” As Breitbart News reported, Trump set off a media firestorm on Saturday when he said that McCain was a war hero only “because he was captured.” McCain, a Navy pilot who volunteered for service during the Vietnam War, was brutally tortured during his five-and-a-half years as a POW....
  • Palin calls both McCain and Trump heroes

    07/20/2015 6:22:45 PM PDT · by GoneSalt · 53 replies
    cnn.com ^ | 7/20/2015 | Jake Tapper
    Asked about the dispute between Donald Trump and Sen. John McCain, R-Arizona -- the candidate at the top of the ticket when she was 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee -- former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin Monday afternoon called both men heroes. "I have the good fortune of knowing both John McCain and Donald Trump well," Palin told CNN in an email. "Both men have more in common than the today's media hype would have you believe. Both blazed trails in their careers and love our great nation."
  • The Superbowl of Superholes [Steyn on McCain]

    07/20/2015 7:42:45 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 62 replies
    Steynonline ^ | July 20 2015 | Mark Steyn
    We are cursed, as the Chinese say, to live in "interesting times", about which there is much to say - the Iran deal, for example, or the Allaku Akbar guy running amok in Chattanooga. Yet the dead sloth that is the Republican Party has finally roused itself to spend the last 48 hours hammering Donald Trump for impugning the honor of John McCain. As his criminal-immigrant surge demonstrates, Trump's support comes almost entirely from Americans who feel the political class passes its time talking about nothing that matters to them. So feel free to spend the weekend talking about John...
  • The Super Bowl of Superholes ... Mark Steyn

    07/20/2015 10:58:58 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 24 replies
    Steyn Online ^ | 20 July 2015 | Mark Steyn
    We are cursed, as the Chinese say, to live in "interesting times", about which there is much to say - the Iran deal, for example, or the Allaku Akbar guy running amok in Chattanooga. Yet the dead sloth that is the Republican Party has finally roused itself to spend the last 48 hours hammering Donald Trump for impugning the honor of John McCain. As his criminal-immigrant surge demonstrates, Trump's support comes almost entirely from Americans who feel the political class passes its time talking about nothing that matters to them. So feel free to spend the weekend talking about John...
  • Arizona Gov. Ducey calls for review of Planned Parenthood practices

    07/20/2015 6:01:59 PM PDT · by Morgana · 4 replies
    ktar.com ^ | July 20, 2015 | ktar.com
    Arizona Gov. Doug Doucey called for the state health department to investigate and review regulations that will prohibit the illegal sales of fetal tissue. The announcement Monday follows investigations announced by other states and several congressional committees in response to the release of an undercover video made by anti-abortion activists that captured a Planned Parenthood official discussing the sale of fetal parts. In a statement, Planned Parenthood said the video "mischaracterized" their mission and was edited unethically. "The footage released by The Center for Medical Progress regarding the alleged sale and trafficking of aborted fetal tissue and body parts by...
  • Family Hit By High Illegal Driver Lashes Out

    07/20/2015 4:32:28 PM PDT · by markomalley · 26 replies
    Truth Revolt ^ | 7/20/15 | Brian Lilley
    "I’m super angry," Tricia Bracho told ABC 15 in Phoenix, AZ. The single mother of two who lives in Maricopa, just south of Phoenix, was hit head on by a car driven by an illegal immigrant on July 4. Like so many stories of late, the perp in this case should not have been in the country. Manuel Perez-Vasquez, a 29 year-old illegal, has been deported six times since May 2012 and was high on marijuana while driving. Bracho said she was just three miles from home with her one year-old daughter and four year-old son when she tried to...
  • John McCain Exposed By Vietnam Vets And POWs

    07/18/2015 4:24:11 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 185 replies
    John McCain's betrayals Exposed By Vietnam Vets And POWs: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4hr37eE0nO8&feature=youtu.be
  • Fox News defends Donald Trump's 'war hero' comments, turns on Sen. John McCain

    07/20/2015 9:42:28 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 76 replies
    "If you listen the comments in total, he's not critical of John McCain the war hero, he's critical of his Senate record," co-host Steve Doocy said. Responding and agreeing was co-host Geraldo Rivera, who was not as enthusiastic as Doocy, but did say that Trump would need to at least clarify his remarks. Later in the show, co-host Brian Kilmeade interviewed former Ronald Reagan advisor, agreeing that the situation was "blown out of proportion." Kilmeade continued to defend Trump, saying that "he went on to say 4 more times that he was a war hero." This statement was looked into...
  • Trump and His Apologists (Wall Street Journal Editorial)

    07/20/2015 9:23:55 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 180 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | July 19, 2015 | Editorial
    The summer Trump polling spurt has nonetheless been instructive in exposing a growing problem on the political right. All too many conservatives, including some magazine editors, have been willing to overlook his hucksterism as he’s risen in the polls. They pretend that he deserves respect because he’s giving voice to some deep disquiet or anger in the American electorate. But America has rarely lacked for demagogues willing to exploit public discontents. William Jennings Bryan won three Democratic presidential nominations running against eastern elites. In 1948 Henry Wallace ran as a Soviet sympathizer while Strom Thurmond won 39 electoral votes running...
  • Trump: I called McCain a 'hero' four times

    07/20/2015 9:40:38 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 31 replies
    Politifact ^ | July 19, 2015 | Linda Qiu
    Trump literally said McCain "is a war hero" five times, but always with strings attached. Twice, he was interrupted by Luntz before he could finish his sentence. Once, the statement was preceded by "I believe, perhaps." And the last two times, Trump added "because he was captured." He also, of course, started all this by saying McCain is "not a war hero." Experts told us these caveats change the meaning of the sentence entirely. " ‘He’s a war hero because he was captured’ implies that anybody who is captured is called a war hero, but there’s really nothing special about...
  • John McCain responds to Donald Trump: 'I'm not a hero'

    07/20/2015 8:12:19 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 50 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 07/20/2015 | Colin Campbell
    Sen. John McCain (R-Arizona) said Monday that real-estate developer Donald Trump should apologize for comments he made over the weekend — but not to him. "I think he may owe an apology to the families of those who have sacrificed in conflict and those who have undergone the prison experience in serving our country," McCain said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." McCain was responding to Trump, a GOP presidential candidate who panned his war record over the weekend. Trump ignited a media firestorm by saying McCain was a war hero only because he was captured during the Vietnam War. "He's not...
  • Wall Street Journal: Cruz’s closeness to Trump reveals ‘lack of character’

    07/20/2015 7:28:48 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 96 replies
    The Dallas Morning News' Trail Blazers ^ | July 20, 2015 | Sylvan Lane
    Sen. Ted Cruz insists he won’t wage “violence” on Republicans–which is part of the reason why he won’t condemn Donald Trump’s comments about immigrants and prisoners of war. The Wall Street Journal isn’t holding back, though. The paper’s conservative editorial board slammed Cruz and praised former Gov. Rick Perry for their starkly different responses to Trump’s claim that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., “is only a war hero because he got captured. I like people who weren’t captured better.” Perry, an Air Force veteran, had one of the quickest and most forceful condemnations of Trump, insisting the real estate mogul wasn’t...
  • Trump's defiance on McCain could reverse his rise — or prove his point

    07/20/2015 1:38:53 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 201 replies
    USA Today | July 19, 2015 | Susan Page and David Jackson
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2015/07/19/donald-trump-john-mccain--politics--self-destruction/30384747/
  • Why millions of Americans love Donald Trump: He's no Herman Cain

    07/20/2015 6:30:04 AM PDT · by Din Maker · 29 replies
    July 20, 2015
    The media hates Donald Trump for many reasons. Originally it was, allegedly, because of his stand on Illegal Immigrants, but now, they have a new reason to hate him. No, it's not because he dissed one of their favorite RINOs, John McCain; it's because the media bullies have met their match. Unlike Herman Cain, who ran around the "ring" a couple of times and then fell down and cried don't hit me anymore, Trump is currently winning this boxing match. Why the comparison to Cain? The media's research teams apparently came up with a way to destroy a Black man,...
  • What Donald Trump was up to while John McCain was suffering as a prisoner of war

    07/20/2015 3:41:21 AM PDT · by rickyrikardo · 215 replies
    Washington Post ^ | July 20, 2015 | By Michael E. Miller and Fred Barbash
    It was the spring of 1968 and Donald Trump had it good. He was 21 years old and handsome with a full head of hair. He avoided the Vietnam War draft on his way to earning an Ivy League degree. He was fond of fancy dinners, beautiful women and outrageous clubs. Most important, he had a job in his father’s real estate company and a brain bursting with money-making ideas that would make him a billionaire. “When I graduated from college, I had a net worth of perhaps $200,000,” he said in his 1987 autobiography “Trump: The Art of the...
  • The coming Donald Trump implosion — don’t blink

    07/20/2015 3:58:01 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 67 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 20 Jul 15 | James Curl
    ANALYSIS/OPINION: Which of these Donald Trump headlines is false? (1) Trump Mocks Vietnam War POW John McCain for Being Captured (2) Trump Tells Iowa Dairy Farmers He Has Cows 500 Times Bigger Than Theirs (3) Trump Hate-Tweets Magician Penn Jillette at 3 a.m. It could be any of those because The Donald is capable of anything (for the record, it’s number 2). Here’s a wonderful excerpt from The Onion story under that headline: “Your cows are small and scrawny, and you should be embarrassed to milk them,” said Trump, adding that each of his cows was the size of “at...
  • Donald Trump again blasts John McCain, says ‘illegal immigrants are treated better

    07/20/2015 5:49:16 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 42 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 7/20/15 | Sasha Goldstein
    Donald Trump again blasts John McCain, says ‘illegal immigrants are treated better than many of our vets’ as he refuses to apologize for war hero comments. Donald Trump continued his anti-John McCain tirade Monday, saying “illegal immigrants are treated better than many of our vets” as he blasted the Republican’s work in the senate and his home border state of Arizona. -snip- “I do have a problem with what he’s doing on the border – he’s terrible,” Trump continued. “And I do have a problem with the fact, with the illegal immigration, is a disaster and he’s doing a horrible...
  • McCain Won't Apologize: 'Term of Endearment' To Call Trump Supporters 'Crazies'

    07/20/2015 5:47:28 AM PDT · by governsleastgovernsbest · 49 replies
    NewsBusters ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    If calling constituents "crazies" is a term of endearment, what would be an insult? On today's Morning Joe, John McCain refused to apologize to the thousands of Arizonans attending a Trump rally that McCain called "crazies." According to McCain, "crazies" is a "term of endearment" and a "term of affection." View the video here.
  • Cruz calls McCain an American Hero

    07/19/2015 5:52:22 PM PDT · by usafa92 · 142 replies
    Ted Cruz ^ | 7/19/2015 | Ted Cruz
    John McCain is an American hero. Although we have some policy disagreements, I'm proud to serve alongside him.