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  • Ann Coulter Is Worried The ‘Trump-Haters Were Right’

    05/15/2017 7:25:06 AM PDT · 122 of 128
    chimera to VanDeKoik
    You're right about the time line. Liberals have always taken the long view. They look for ways to infiltrate the lifeblood of society and are content to work over a time defined by generations rather than days or weeks. And they are content with chipping away at their opposition so long as in the end they sweep the board.

    Just look how they've done it in this country. They knew the best way to achieve their long-term goals were to take over the educational systems and the popular media. They have done this. Their first target was the baby boomer generation, so the leftists implanted themselves into the educational system, knowing that if they could influence the mass of young skulls full of mush that were to take power a generation later, they'd have the upper hand. Look at the spawn of that: Bill Clinton, Hillary Rodham Clinton, Barry Soetoro aka Barack Obama, Pocahontas Warren, Kamala Harris, and an entire rogue's gallery of leftist ideologues. And of course the media is hopelessly leftist.

    We need to know and understand this if we're going to beat them. They know as long as we insist on an all-or-nothing, take-my-ball-and-go-home approach to countering their entrenched position, we're going to lose. The liberals will try to use that as a wedge to sow discontent and division ("See? Trump didn't do everything he said in the first 10 minutes of his presidency! You should throw him overboard!") Yes, we should try to make headway when we can, but we should not judge our people and our allies by whether or not they achieve everything demanded within the short time we often expect. Keep a steady hand on the wheel, and chip away and don't try to win a marathon by running sprints.

  • Delingpole: Donald Trump Is So Right to Wage War on Wind Farms…

    05/12/2017 10:44:54 AM PDT · 10 of 10
    chimera to PGR88
    The capacity factor for on-shore wind turbines in the US averaged 34.7% in 2016, which is the last full year for which data is available from the EIA. So a little over one-third of the time the windmills were putting out power equal to their nameplate capacity. And there is no guarantee that during those times the power was really in demand (and there isn't much value in a product produced during periods of little or no demand).

    In the utility business, if you tried to sell a system that produced what it was capable of producing only 30% of the time, you'd be tarred and feathered and run out of town on a rail. If it wasn't for subsidies like PTCs, carbon offsets, capacity payments, PPAs at hugely inflated prices, and must-take provisions, these things would be DOA in terms of economic viability.

  • Dems threaten to bring Senate to a crawl over FBI firing

    05/10/2017 11:29:57 AM PDT · 75 of 105
    chimera to Only1choice____Freedom; meyer

    Yep, they sure aren’t burning up the track with any speed records as it is. They go any slower and they’ll be standing still.

  • America Shocked Once Again, As FBI Director Comey Clears Huma Abedin Of Wrongdoing

    05/04/2017 4:51:10 PM PDT · 86 of 88
    chimera to Flick Lives
    Let us know how that one works out. I'm guessing you'll probably have less than a smidgen of luck with it.
  • This Is War

    04/30/2017 7:16:17 AM PDT · 8 of 14
    chimera to ml/nj
    What you say is true, but I seem to recall a related discussion wherein it was stated that the USSC ruled that the Bill of Rights also applied to state laws for specifically enumerated rights. I am not a Constitutional scholar or a lawyer, so I don't know for sure, but if it is true that there were such a ruling (I cannot cite it for the reasons noted above) then it would seem that state or local laws restricting freedom of speech would be on shaky ground.

    As you note, that does not give a speaker carte blanche to barge in anywhere and force people to hear his speech if it would otherwise disturb a reasonable person's right to privacy, conduct of business, freedom of movement, public order, etc. As always, there is a balancing act.

  • Vanity: Knights of Columbus -Who are they? What are the? Comments please!

    04/21/2017 12:18:47 PM PDT · 72 of 84
    chimera to elcid1970
    Fourth Degree Knights wear the fancy duds. If you want to be in an honor guard (such as if the Bishop visits your parish, or you have special services like a funeral for a brother Knight) you wear the cape and sword and Chapeau. Fourth Degree initiates wear a tux.

    The Knights are not a secret organization. The themes are Charity, Unity, and Fraternity for degrees 1-3. 4th degree is patriotism. All enfold aspects of Christian Faith in these themes.

  • Schumer: Democrats will filibuster Gorsuch nomination

    03/23/2017 8:36:15 AM PDT · 61 of 251
    chimera to PghBaldy

    One way to do it might be to require that for a Senator filibustering a USSC nominee, that Senator must stay on the floor offering comments and speeches, just like in the old days of filibustering. None of this filibustering by threat crap. Get rid of the two-track system Mansfield and others put in place. Call their bluff, and make Schumer or whoever wants a filibuster to do a Jimmy Stewart on the Senate floor. And make the ‘Rats sit and listen to him.

  • Rich New Yorkers ask Cuomo to raise their taxes

    03/21/2017 2:22:54 AM PDT · 6 of 46
    chimera to Brad from Tennessee
    Right. They don't need Cuomo or the legislature. Just like the US Treasury, I'm sure the NY state treasury has a mechanism whereby citizens can contribute directly to the state. Given that government is how it is, my guess is they will take their money.
  • Trump Releases His First Budget Blueprint: Here Are The Winners And Losers

    03/16/2017 7:30:45 AM PDT · 20 of 38
    chimera to Enlightened1
    Why does GSA spending go up? Did Trey Gowdy rip the GSA a new one some time ago during hearings on their spending patterns? Something about $44 breakfasts, $75,000 for a party on assembling bicycles, a $200,000 conference ballooning to $800,000 for things like a commemorative yearbook and a dozen people on an advance "scouting party" to check out hotels, etc. Sounds pretty wasteful to me.

    But they really need to go after the useless entitlement spending. What did things like SNAP and ADC spending go up under Obama? Something like $79 billion a year on food stamps? That kind of stuff needs to be reined in and I mean fast.

  • No evidence Trump Tower wiretapped - House Intel Committee

    03/15/2017 10:00:54 AM PDT · 39 of 52
    chimera to RummyChick

    Man, that was fast. Isn’t it amazing how fast the FBI and the Congress and others can move when it comes to smearing Trump? Heck, you had IRS chumps testifying in Congress it would “take years” to get all of Lois Lerner’s e-mails. All of the facts haven’t come out yet about Benghazi, and that has been years now. For that matter, no one has ever determined who hired Craig Livingstone. And now they want us to believe they can sweep this one away in a few days? I say f-that noise. Something fishy here, for sure.

  • Trump plans to seriously slash funding for U.N.

    03/15/2017 9:49:35 AM PDT · 24 of 41
    chimera to rktman

    Cut back so that we’re on a par with other countries. The effect will be the UN administration will go bankrupt without the huge subsidy from Uncle Sugar. Have Trump make a deal to buy the land at Turtle Bay for redevelopment. The Secretariat Building can be refurbished as condos, with the General Assembly building redesigned as a concert hall or theater. Then rename it Trump Tower II. That would be very sweet. Send the UN debating society back to San Francisco. They’re a “sanctuary city “anyway so a few more refugees won’t matter.

  • CNN responds to being excluded from press briefing: 'This is unacceptable'

    02/24/2017 8:22:55 PM PST · 78 of 123
    chimera to Sub-Driver

    So, what are they going to do, start giving Trump bad press? I’ll bet the WH is really scared about that prospect, after all, they’ve never done that before.

  • Alan Colmes Dead: Fox News Contributor

    02/23/2017 7:16:07 AM PST · 78 of 118
    chimera to GRRRRR
    Right after 9/11 I had some brief e-mail correspondence with Alan. Never agreed with his politics but he seemed like a decent and charitable individual. I complimented him on (usually) making his arguments from a logical perspective (even if I thought he was wrong) and his being careful not to generalize and paint all conservatives with a broad brush. So, RIP to a worthy political opponent.
  • Federal Judge Blocks Texas from Slashing Medicaid Dollars Earmarked for Planned Parenthood

    02/21/2017 5:52:53 PM PST · 9 of 26
    chimera to Principled
    In my state Medicaid is administered by the state and funding is a combination of federal and state funds. It is a means-tested program so patients basically must be indigent to receive the funding. I would be curious to see how many of those accessing PP services (e.g., abortion) meet the means-testing guidelines. I'm wondering if this judge is using the federal funding component as a pretext to engage in judicial activism.
  • Fox News anchor Chris Wallace warns viewers: Trump crossed the line in latest attack on media

    02/20/2017 7:17:34 AM PST · 60 of 134
    chimera to Telepathic Intruder
    Kind of like all the lines Obama drew. His opponents just kept crossing them. Obama and the media just said, "Oh well", and drew another line to be crossed. Just like kids on the playground. And Wallace has the nerve to say they are "Big boys"? Sounds like little kids to me.

    I'm tired of all these lines. If there is any line to cross, the media crosses it with impunity. Yet they get all butt-hurt when someone else crosses THEIR line. To hell with them and their lines.

  • Robert Harward Rejects Trump's Offer To Become National Security Advisor

    02/17/2017 4:48:26 AM PST · 212 of 217
    chimera to amorphous

    I’m with those who say it sounds kind of fakey. If Harward didn’t want the job he’d just say so. No need to throw in the “citing” of “dysfunction”. That sounds an awful lot like embellishment/wishful thinking among the MSM Trump haters.

  • ‘Not My President’ children’s books and candy bars, Hollywood’s latest weapon

    02/17/2017 3:07:38 AM PST · 7 of 14
    chimera to Doogle

    Not unexpected at all. The vileness of the left has always been there to see for those with the eyes and courage to see it. They’ve kept it under wraps for the last eight years because their guy was in power and that kept the lid on. But we were always one election away from seeing it come to its ugly fruition. This past has been that election. The left is now unrestrained in their depravity and hatred. I can only hope that a majority of decent and morally upright people still exists in this country, enough to defeat it in electoral contests.

  • Team Hillary: We’re feeling pretty vindicated by Trump’s first month, you know

    02/16/2017 7:55:56 PM PST · 21 of 76
    chimera to SeekAndFind also failed to deliver the expected return of Senate control to Democrats. Republicans had to defend 13 more seats than Democrats in 2016...

    Other than Trump's win, this is the other significant outcome of the election that has gotten surprisingly little play. Its almost unbelievable that a party defending 13 more seats than its opposition could come out still in control of the Senate. But they did it. I was fairly confident of Trump's chances, but was very pessimistic about the Senate. That we held control of it was quite astounding, IMO, and it really exposed the weakness of the 'Rats in this cycle.

  • Team Hillary: We’re feeling pretty vindicated by Trump’s first month, you know

    02/16/2017 7:48:46 PM PST · 14 of 76
    chimera to SeekAndFind

    Let them laugh. They’re whistling past the graveyard. Trump is doing the things he said he’d do during the campaign. The election is over and its time for those who are winners to get to work. Losers can laugh and cry and do whatever else they want, because losers have the luxury of no expectations and little constructive to do. Trump and his people and supporters now have to go about their business and get done the things they were elected to do.

  • Flynn, the Latest Furor, and the Week in Review

    02/15/2017 5:32:40 PM PST · 24 of 56
    chimera to LS

    Many thanks, Larry. Your analyses are, as usual, on target. Hope you’re enjoying the retired life in AZ. I’m still in OH (for now). They keep throwing money at me to stay around. Imagine that...(?)