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  • It Didn't Use to Be This Way

    05/22/2018 3:43:28 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies ^ | May 22, 2018 | Bill Murchison
    One telling detail keeps escaping the men and women of words who would end school shootings by one expedient or another: gun control, better security, the arming of teachers, more careful vetting of potential gunmen and so forth. The detail of which I speak: We didn't use to endure this horror. It didn't happen. The urgent question that flows from this detail: Why not? Well, to start with, because things were different, prior to the shooting fests, which break so many hearts and generate so much despair. Right, yes -- but different in what way? I will take a crack...
  • Journalism, Redefined by Wolfe

    05/22/2018 3:27:10 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | May 22, 2018 | Paul Greenberg
    If aficionados of writing and writers wonder how what was once an audacious breakthrough for journalism became the standard which dominates the writing trade, they need look no further than the rise of one preternaturally talented journalist. In his time he became the very embodiment of that curious mix of news, gossip, literature, whimsy and other flavors called journalism. It takes a dedication above and beyond the call of duty to write the way Tom Wolfe did. Was there anything Mr. Wolfe could not transform from brass into gold? It is hard to think of a precedent for his dizzying...
  • Hold On, The FBI Was Spying On The Trump Campaign *Before*

    05/22/2018 3:16:59 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | May 22, 2016 | Matt Vespa
    Who is the FBI spy that was trying to glean information on the Trump campaign? Well, reportedly, it’s longtime CIA operative Stefan Halper. And no, it wasn’t leaked. If this is true, and most likely it is, there’s enough public information on him, along with the news media leaving a trail of breadcrumbs that confirmed his identity. They were as subtle as a sledgehammer.Last week, it was reported that the FBI had spied on the Trump campaign during the 2016 election. It was later revealed by Axios that Halper had tried to get a top-level job in the administration...
  • The GOP's Fear Factor

    05/22/2018 5:37:36 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies ^ | May 22, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    When President Franklin D. Roosevelt famously said, "The only thing we have to fear is fear itself," he could not have foreseen today's Republican Party. A bill authored by Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) that would require the federal government to balance the budget each year was soundly defeated last week in the Senate. Even Paul admitted he thought the bill had no chance, but he told the Washington Post his purpose was to point out Republican hypocrisy. Paul accused his Republican colleagues of engaging in an "unholy alliance" with Democrats to keep increasing spending, thereby adding to the deficit and...
  • Trade Deals Must Protect Intellectual Property Rights

    05/22/2018 5:25:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies ^ | May 22, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    Donald Trump is now deep into trade negotiations with China and NAFTA 2.0 negotiations with Canada and Mexico. We are strong free traders, but we believe that Trump's plans to negotiate better trade agreements that reduce trade barriers abroad are right on the mark. He also has to make sure those deals fully protect U.S. intellectual property, or what is commonly called know-how. American investments, ingenuity and entrepreneurship have made intellectual property one of our nation's most important assets. IP-intensive industries, including software, biotechnology and entertainment, now support nearly one-third of all U.S. jobs. But too often, our foreign trading...
  • Fake News -- the Mainstream Media Version

    05/22/2018 5:12:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | May 22, 2018 | Bernard Goldberg
    Long before fake news became a hot topic, liberals in the mainstream media were practicing their own special brand of fake news. They weren't misleading the public for malicious reasons; it was quite the opposite. They were simply showing off their humanity. The best examples of this fake news-for-a-good-cause go back to the 1980s, when two of the biggest stories in America involved the rise in homelessness (in the age of Reagan) and the national scare over a new disease called AIDS. I was a correspondent at CBS News at the time and I witnessed firsthand how -- and why...
  • Liberalisms Impact on Abhorrent Behavior

    05/22/2018 5:02:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | May 22, 2018 | Sheriff David Clarke (Ret)
    The latest school shooting in Santa Fe, Texas brings out the same tired rhetoric from the left. Theyre blaming guns, the NRA, and President Trump. What the left isnt doing, however, is offering new and pragmatic solutions. Legislators cant pass up opportunities to score political points in the aftermath of tragedies, especially mass shootings. They flaunt their sensitivity, a little thing called virtue signaling. The public already knows how terrible they feel about the tragedy something we all share. Unfortunately, its become a ritual: demand action against guns, propose useless legislation, and create a media frenzy. The initial shock...
  • Hillary Sports Soviet Hat at Yale, Tapped for Impact Award at Harvard

    05/21/2018 5:37:12 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    Rush ^ | May 21, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So Hillary got some kind of a human rights, civil rights, plug-it-up rights, I dont know what it was, at Yale, and she donned an old Soviet hat. She cant get over it. Shes still whining and crying, and yet heres Obama saying, If you start whining before the games even over, if things are going badly, you start blaming somebody else, you dont have what it takes to be in this job. Hello, Hillary Clinton. Well, she doesnt have what it takes to be in the job. She never has had what it takes to be in the...
  • Having the Deep State Investigate Itself Is Like Having Col. Sanders Investigate Chicken Deaths

    05/21/2018 12:19:23 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Rush ^ | May 21, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Grab sound bite 5. Were gonna go back to James Clapper. Now, this was Obamas Director of National Intelligence. And after the New York Times and Washington Post ran their stories late last week outing a spy, outing an informant in the Trump campaign, Clapper went on CNN to say it was a good thing, that it was a very valuable thing. And hes back again! He did it again today. Hes on with Fredo Cuomo, who says, The president doesnt like it, has ordered the DOJ to investigate. Are you okay with that? CLAPPER: No, Im not. I...
  • The Latest Whopper -- The FBI Was Actually Trying to Protect Trump

    05/21/2018 11:56:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 44 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 21, 2018 | Brian C.oondeph
    Oh, what a tangled web we weave... when first we practice to deceive.” This quote is attributed to Sir Walter Scott, a Scottish historian and novelist. Too bad he wasn’t available for a sermon at the royal wedding this past weekend, rather than social justice preacher Bishop Michael Curry. The House of Windsor certainly wove a tangled web over the decades.The Deep State has been weaving its own tangled web of Russian collusion for the past two years beginning with Russia supposedly hacking the 2016 election, creating the electoral outcome they desired. It has since morphed into Trump colluding with...
  • Five Things That Wont Stop School Shootings and the One That Will

    05/21/2018 9:42:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 50 replies ^ | May 21, 2018 | Joy Overbeck
    As the horrific events at Santa Fe High school unfolded, all the usual experts popped up on TV panels and interviews once again recycling their “never again” and “we’ve-gotta-do-something” solutions. These are respected authorities like former DOJ special agents, sheriffs, former NYPD detectives, and parents of children killed in previous school shootings.   And not one single thing they recommended to stop school massacres will work. More gun laws. Every state has literally volumes of gun laws. Killers, usually not old enough to legally buy a gun, have proved themselves very resourceful in obtaining one despite all the laws. At...
  • Make Schools Safe Again: Repeal The Gun-Free School Zones Act

    05/21/2018 6:13:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | May 21, 2018 | Arthur Shaper
    Another mass shooting, and another round of talking heads is clamoring for common-sense gun control. The latest massacre, at Santa Fe High School in Texas, lead to the murder of 10 people by deranged teenager Dimitrious Pagourtzis, who stole the firearms from his father. After suffering intense humiliation from a would-be girlfriend, he went on a shooting spree in unhinged retaliation. This is beyond terrible. The rapid pace of gun massacres must be confronted, especially at public schools.The media are not helping, of course. They over-cover these tragedies and relentless push a gun control agenda. We still dont know what...
  • How Trump Can Dismantle Obamacare Without Congress

    05/21/2018 5:56:24 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | May 21, 2018 | Justin Haskins
    After more than eight years of promising to end Obamacare, Republicans in Congressdespite having control of both the House and Senatehave failed to stop this disastrous health care law. But thanks to an important provision Republicans included in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act when they passed the law in December 2017, the Trump administration may soon have an opportunity to end Obamacare without Congress, which might force Republican congressmen to finally get their act together and pass health care legislation that would empower states and local governments and free health care markets from costly federal government mandates.As I have...
  • Jimmy Kimmel Thinks School Attacks Dont Happen Where There Are Real, Sensible Gun Laws

    05/21/2018 5:27:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 40 replies ^ | May 21, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    Before launching into the tired jokes that would normally begin his late-night show on Friday, Jimmy Kimmel - or Americas Conscience (in his own mind at least), felt the need to give his audience yet another lecture on gun control.So [politicians] sit there with their hands in their pockets, pockets that are full of gun money, and they do nothing, said Kimmel. They just wait for the outrage to pass because it didnt happen to their children. The least you can do is register to vote, right now. Make sure we vote for politicians who will do something.Since another sadistic...
  • Protect Our Children and DEMAND Armed, Trained School Security

    05/21/2018 5:08:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | May 21, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Santa Fe is the latest tragedy in a line of catastrophic school shootings. Our children are sitting ducks in their schools these days.Our children are everything to us. They are our future. Our happiness. Our light.Why is it that we do not protect our most precious humans like we protect our banks, or police stations, or courthouses? Why are Americans so lackadaisical when it comes to school security measures?The Problem:I attended a City Council meeting and observed PTA mothers ask City Council to NOT place any armed police officers in their kids’ school. They said they did not want anyone armed...
  • Liberal Lies And Slanders Are A Slippery Slope To Trouble

    05/20/2018 9:19:09 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | May 21, 2048 | Kurt Schlichter
    How does the left think that normal people are going to react to the lefts rejection of the idea of rational discussion and debate and its attempt to keep them from participating in their own governance? What does the elite think lurks at the bottom of that slippery slope? Do liberals think the normals willA)meekly submit to abuse and be cowed into submission, or B) thatthe normals will grow even more militant and make their voices heard in other, nastier ways?Spoiler: The answer is B. Donald Trump is just one manifestation of the blowback against the rule-by-contemptour alleged betters currently...
  • President Trump Orders DOJ to Investigate FBI Infiltration of 2016 Presidential Campaign

    05/20/2018 4:20:56 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 30 replies ^ | May 18, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    President Donald J. Trump announced via Twitter that he will officially order the Department of Justice to investigate whether or not President Obama's Department of Justice or the FBI infiltrated his 2016 presidential campaign for political purposes. This announcement comes after the New York Times and Washington Post confirmed a story first reported by the Daily Caller News Foundation's Chuck Ross that a Cambridge professor had been used by the American government to gain access into Trump's presidential campaign. From Chuck Ross:"A top-secret CIA and FBI source who spied on two Trump campaign advisers and initiated contact with a third was all...
  • Has China succumbed to the art of the deal?

    05/20/2018 10:01:19 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Hot ^ | May 20, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    >How real is the deal? We may not know for a couple of weeks yet (if not longer) but recent talks between China and the United States have resulted in an initial announcement that Beijing will prioritize closing the trade gap with the U.S. by purchasing significantly greater amounts of goods. Included in the few details offered thus far is a plan to increase both agricultural and energy exports from America. While China’s Foreign Ministry disputed some of the target amounts, the rest of the announcement looks as if it may soon become a reality. (CNN) Both parties said in...
  • President Poker-Player: Obama's Tell

    05/20/2018 9:48:40 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    American Thinker ^ | May 20, 2018 | Gene Schwimmer
    Poker is a game of odds. There are high-probability hands and low-probability hands. As one would expect, lower-probability hands, such as a full house, trump – are stronger than – higher-probability hands. The player with the stronger hand wins over the player holding the weaker hand. Or not? In poker, or any number of other games where human beings play not just against the odds, but against each other, and no player knowing what cards the other players hold, a weak hand can, in fact, beat a higher hand if the player with the weaker hand is able to trick...
  • Port in the Storm...of War

    05/20/2018 6:18:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | May 13, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    The great pretenders in the major media claim objectivity in their performance of, ahem, journalism. But the partisanship is obvious, showing itself in how they choose the stories they cover and how they slant the coverage all while accusing their competition of that sort of partisanship, and worse.They see the specks of dust in their opponents eyes, but not the lumber in their own.Unfortunately, this is not limited to Washington, New York, and other cosmopolitan outlets. Their nasty factional warfare can even be witnessedon Main Streetin Middle America.Which brings me to Rob Port, a radio talk show host and...