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  • Romney falls short in Utah GOP convention, forced into primary for Senate seat

    04/22/2018 2:56:51 PM PDT · 20 of 49
    alloysteel to conservative98

    Look for Mitt to go “third party”, with the intent of putting in a DEMOCRAT Senator from Utah.

    Remember what H. Ross Perot did to George H.W. Bush? Spite is a terrible thing to behold.

  • Tweeters Furious Over Trump Calling Mar-a-Lago The 'Southern White House'

    04/22/2018 1:23:35 PM PDT · 66 of 103
    alloysteel to ProudFossil

    FDR had his “Little White House” in Warm Springs, Georgia, retreat, as well as Campobello off the Maine/New Brunswick coastline - to which you had to travel through Canada to get to, or arrive by boat.

  • Dem rep on Waffle House shooting: Restrict 'access to military-grade assault weapons'

    04/22/2018 1:07:11 PM PDT · 36 of 99
    alloysteel to PubliusMM

    What the world is crying out for, more than anything, is a basic understanding of what projectile weapons actually ARE.

    They are not alive. They can do NOTHING unless some agency, most often a rather ignorant human being, acts upon the device, and causes it to discharge a high-velocity projectile, which is the agent that does the damage.

    A basic course in the identification, proper means of carrying and/or storage, the feeding and grooming of the device, and most of all, the correct method of being able to frame an appropriate target, aiming with some degree of accuracy, with all respect for the potential the device carries, and responsible use of the device in every circumstance.

    This responsibility may begin to be instituted in youth from about age twelve on up, and the ideal would be for every high school graduate to be competent in the handling of various kinds of sidearms, from pistols to rifles to shotguns. Guns, more than anything, need to be demystified, which takes away a great deal of their “power” to inspire fear, and in reducing that fear, greatly expand the potential for stifling the attempted massacres of otherwise defenseless human beings. “Gun-free” zones are nothing except target practice galleries for scofflaws that pay no attention to posted signs anyway.

    A widespread acceptance of concealed carry puts a great deal of uncertainty in the life of a gunman with malice in heart, perhaps not enough to prevent every incident, but enough so that gun deaths would be cut by a factor of up to 90% of what now occurs.

    Now, of curse, not everyone may be disabused of a superstitious dread of guns of any kind, and for these people, training in ways to avoid, evade, shelter in place, or even how to disable or neutralize the malicious shooter, should be offered as an alternative course. Also, those individuals should be required to have tattooed, somewhere on their bodies, their Social Security number and name, so the remains may be more quickly identified when the worst case scenario occurs.

  • Zarif: Trump showing 'disrespect'

    04/22/2018 4:04:40 AM PDT · 26 of 48
    alloysteel to jospehm20

    “Earned” and “Islamic Jihad” are diametrically opposed concepts.

    Militant Islam does not “earn” anything - they take by force of arms and continual deceit.

    The Koran needs to be extensively rewritten, to make it more compatible with the other “Abrahamic” religions, and the words of both the Torah and the New Testament be made known to the vast number of Muslims, and especially the Imams and Ayatollahs.

    There is nothing in the Koran remotely resembling either the Ten Commandments or the Golden Rule. These elements seem to be missing altogether in any expression of Islam around the world.

  • Not the Rominee: Mitt Romney 2nd at Utah GOP Convention, Must Face Senate Primary

    04/22/2018 3:56:01 AM PDT · 5 of 24
    alloysteel to cotton1706

    Still a risk that Romney might make it into the general election.

    He is not one bit above going “third party”, dividing what would be normally the overwhelming Republican majority in Utah, and electing a Democrat by default, on a bare plurality.

    After all, who elected Bill Clinton? It was H. Ross Perot, who bled off just enough votes from George H.W. Bush in 1992 to put Slick in on a plurality, that would have spelled defeat in any other election.

    Crawling over broken glass will be an even more important factor in this election than it had been in years past.

  • Bernie Sanders: ‘Trump Agenda Is Dead’ if Democrats Win Majority in 2018

    04/21/2018 4:03:30 PM PDT · 35 of 56
    alloysteel to headstamp 2

    You have been warned, people. The path to the voting booth is once more strewn with broken glass, and you shall have to crawl over that broken glass yet one more time.

    Now is not the time to get all morally pure and sensitive to nuances that for our opposition, simply do not exist. This time, the Republicans really do have a legacy, however flawed, that must be protected, because the looming alternative is much, much worse. Restoration of regulations that have been vacated, return of confiscatory tax rates, and criminalization of the conservative principles rooted in the Constitution and Bill of Rights. Donald Trump would either be removed from office, or his tenure made irrelevant by massive resistance from a Democrat majority in either the the House or the Senate, and were pseudo-liberals to become a majority in both the House and Senate, the United States of America would become ungovernable.

    Command and control may at first seem to be an “efficient” way to set up a government, but it quickly runs into many contradictions and inconsistencies that have to be contained by massive assertion of brute force.

  • Top Democrat: All of Democratic leadership has 'got to go' if party fails to take the House

    04/21/2018 3:43:34 PM PDT · 30 of 44
    alloysteel to mindburglar

    I can see a giant twofer coming for the Republicans if they perform even half-heartedly in a quest to keep control of the House.

    The first is that Nancy Pelosi is thwarted in her single-minded agenda to undo all the Trump initiatives that have been undertaken in the past fifteen months. The second is that the current leadership among the Democrats is perhaps MORE moderate than whosoever should replace them, it it comes to that. The Democrat answer for failure of radical change is even more radical change.

    So long as the Democrats cannot embrace the principle that power grows out of the barrel of a gun, and will not deploy trained marksmen to selectively take out “inconvenient” people, they are doomed to defeat by persons who are not inclined to tolerate mere shaming as a means of social control. Mao Ze-Dong understood that principle very well, which is why China is still today a Communist nation (just not a “pure” Communist nation).

  • Democratic Party sues Russia, Trump campaign for allegedly disrupting 2016 election

    04/20/2018 8:49:58 AM PDT · 63 of 152
    alloysteel to rightwingintelligentsia

    The Democrats are serious as a heart attack about this suit, so they do not believe it to be a joke.

    It merely makes them look hysterical and a little stupid. And if they were not so dangerous, they would be as funny as all get out.

    But what was Trump to do - Concede the election preemptively? Hell of a way to run a railroad.

    As for the Russians, it was very much in their interests that Herself should have WON the election, so why would they be working against her campaign?

    And Wikileaks moves obliquely across the board, like the Bishop in the game of chess, not answering to anything except what appears to be largely their own whim.

  • It’s time to see if Democrats are serious about their alleged support for campaign finance laws

    04/20/2018 8:40:22 AM PDT · 4 of 5
    alloysteel to EagleUSA

    Campaign finance laws are like gun control laws - neither achieves their stated objectives, they turn out to be largely unenforceable and the Democrats will ignore them for their own purposes anyway. If applied, these kind of statutes only get used against political enemies, and the law gets scoffed at once again, further eroding whatever moral force the belief in “rule of law” may once have had.

  • Avenatti: ‘I Do Not Think the President Will Serve Out His Term’

    04/19/2018 8:14:41 PM PDT · 45 of 63
    alloysteel to Sarah Barracuda

    There have been many predictions that Donald Trump was about to undergo an epic fail, and the ones who were sponsoring that point of view have in every instance ended up with a serious case of indigestion from eating crow, whole and with all the feathers on.

    Donald Trump is a force of nature, great enough to have his own gravitational field. His presence is almost enough to affect the Earth’s orbit.

    His detractors do not stand a chance.

  • AP: Gun Clubs Teach Patience. Discipline. Responsibility.

    04/19/2018 12:09:27 PM PDT · 2 of 4
    alloysteel to marktwain

    This program can only be thought of as a positive. ALL youth should be given an introductory course in the the care, feeding, correct methods of handling and proper respect for the potential that is inherent in all firearms.

    The purpose of this course should be to identify and help weed out those who have poor attitudes about what a handgun should be used for, and those of such habitual carelessness, that these two general groups should NEVER be given access to a handgun while unsupervised.

    Then there shall still be a group of unknown size, who for whatever superstitious reason, cannot bring themselves to learn even the rudiments of proper gun handling. For them, teaching in how to avoid, evade, escape or confront a bearer of a weapon carried with malice intent would be a compulsory course, and in addition, they should have their name and Social Security number tattooed on their bodies for easier identification after falling victim to such an assault.

  • Dershowitz confronts Hannity: 'You should have disclosed your relationship with Cohen'

    04/17/2018 6:49:09 AM PDT · 25 of 134
    alloysteel to Road Warrior ‘04

    Does this mean that Hannity is going to get on the Bill O’Reilly railroad out of Fox News?

    What constitutes the threshold at which a prior relationship must be acknowledged?

    The Progressive Establishment wants Sean Hannity off the air. Never mind how.

  • The Media have been the Democrats' "Fixers" for decades

    04/16/2018 4:08:45 AM PDT · 2 of 12
    alloysteel to cotton1706

    Selective outrage is the bane of our existence. Our guy really is accomplishing a LOT for the “advancement” of mankind (really only a command-and-control agenda), while your guy is just a pig, not for the personal failings, but for trying to dismantle this continuous striving for throttling all opposition.

  • Germans fear the rise of 'lawless' neighborhoods, poll shows

    04/16/2018 4:00:33 AM PDT · 18 of 37
    alloysteel to BBell

    “,,,, disproportionate reporting of crimes ....”

    If anything, the number of crimes that may be attributed to the immigrant population and new colonists is vastly UNDERREPORTED. There is a very real fear that were the whole range of the crime wave all across Germany to become known, that would impact severely on the current leadership of the country, and lead to many more clashes between the ethnic Germans and their new “neighbors”.

    Epic fail at being transparent with the citizens of Germany.

  • Showdown in November: Fearsome Blue Wave or Flaccid Democrat Failure?

    04/16/2018 3:46:27 AM PDT · 11 of 59
    alloysteel to Dr. Pritchett

    President Hillary Clinton was a done deal too. There is still an undercurrent and foment among the denizens of Main Street against the Deep State.

    That we could muster it once more in sufficient numbers to attain the rather nebulous objective of electing a majority of the sometimes recalcitrant herd of cats that come together under the Republican banner, remains an unknown and perhaps unknowable factor right up until the votes are counted. Not one victory, but hundreds of separate victories, each with a tailored approach.

    It is really much easier for Democrats - they only need to turn out their people on “anti-Trump” sentiment, but they have nothing to offer as a legislative agenda but higher taxes, a return to a heavy regulatory burden on all Americans, and fanciful plans for the supremacy of the global warming myth and destruction of all the efforts to secure our borders against an undocumented mob of invaders.

    Many of the more egregious “hands across the aisle” Republicans have announced their intention to simply leave their elective office, taking their pensions and going home, creating a vast vacuum into which SOMETHING must be filled. Keep in mind that there shall NEVER be any reciprocity from the Democrats in regards to extending a hand back to the other side of the aisle.

    That was always a one-way deal. “Heads I win, tails you lose.”

  • Inspector General First Release – Chris Farrell: “I don’t think the FBI recovers from this”…

    04/15/2018 4:28:35 AM PDT · 48 of 109
    alloysteel to Electric Graffiti

    FBI - Famous But Incompetent, at least at the top echelon.

    There are thousands of dedicated agents in the ranks, and dissolving the present structure of the FBI, to be reconstituted as an elite national police force, and assigning all these otherwise highly capable agents to the new organization, is an action begging to be taken.

  • Turkey's Erdogan welcomes Western attack on Syria, says operation a message to Assad

    04/15/2018 4:18:27 AM PDT · 10 of 28
    alloysteel to Netz

    Turkey under Erdogan wants to establish the new World Caliphate in Turkey, and not in Damascus. Only reason he got involved at all.

    Otherwise, Turkey under Erdogan would be concentrating all their military might to subjugating the Kurds, or even widespread genocide against the Kurdish people.

    Then he could concentrate on eliminating the last remaining Christians in Turkey.

  • harlize Theron Considers Leaving America as ‘Racism Alive and Well’

    04/14/2018 4:28:59 PM PDT · 50 of 77
    alloysteel to GrandJediMasterYoda

    No racism in South Africa, I’m sure. Just try to get anywhere in that country if you are an Afrikaner, one of the “white tribes” in South Africa. The successors of Nelson and Winnie Mandela still want to seize the lands of the Boers with minimal or no compensation. The descendants of English settlers are treated very little better.

  • Russian officials warn of 'consequences' after US-led airstrikes on Syria

    04/14/2018 4:53:45 AM PDT · 18 of 33
    alloysteel to Natufian

    Yep. Actions have consequences.

    The consequence here is that Russians are uncertain whether to defecate or go blind.

    Perhaps they may close one eye and break wind.

  • Ryan going home spells hope for the GOP

    04/13/2018 10:29:00 AM PDT · 7 of 11
    alloysteel to Sean_Anthony

    Now, is it possible to mount a SERIOUS candidate for the Republican representative of Wisconsin’s First District?

    The Democrats have already mounted their candidate, Randy Bryce, a sometimes steel worker who has had various financial problems in the past, and may be beholden to certain monied interests that do not have the best intentions for America.

    A known “lame duck” Speaker of the House really has very little clout left, and will be generally ignored or ridden over rough-shod in the coming months.

    Resign from the Speakership NOW, Paul.