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  • Harambe and the GorillaLivesMatter Movement that needs tranquilizing

    05/31/2016 4:44:18 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 46 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-31-16 | Wordsmith
    Over the weekend, social media was abuzz with outrage over the killing of Harambe, a 17-year-old male Western lowland silverback gorilla. There's a "gorillalivesmatter" movement afoot, including the hashtag #JusticeForHarambe. Just look at the comment from some moral dullard named Edwin Morales as example: Awful Huffpost! Because of the mother's lack of vigilance and attention towards her own child, this Gorilla had to die. Putting humans lives over animals is never right, especially not after that gorilla was taken away from his home to be shown off to the world as part of some circus (zoo) Initial reaction of social...
  • Is every Muslim a powder keg?

    05/31/2016 11:18:34 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 57 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-31-16 | DrJohn
    The other day Michael Hayden joined the chorus of those who assert that Donald Trump's anti-Islamic terrorist rhetoric is helping ISIS recruit more jihadis. “The jihadist narrative is that there is undying enmity between Islam and the modern world so when Trump says they all hate us, he’s using their narrative … he’s feeding their recruitment video.” Hayden joins Tom Friedman of the NY Times and others. The new Muslim mayor of London also warns that this country must allow Muslims in or they will attack us. The new Muslim mayor of London has issued a warning to Donald Trump:...
  • Memorial Day- Solemn, Happy, or Both?

    05/30/2016 4:20:26 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-30-16 | Wordsmith
    Christian Jacobs hugs the headstone of his father U.S. Marine Corps Sgt. Christopher Jacobs as mother Brittany, wipes away a tear in Arlington National Cemetery A friend recently posted this iconic 2007 photo of Christian Golczynski:   His father, Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski, was shot and killed while on patrol during his second tour in Iraq. This photo is all over the internet and is heartbreaking because of the 8 year old's strength in holding back tears during a formal ceremony honoring his father who is no longer with him. This is Christian a year ago:   Bookworm writes:...
  • Hillary caught lying dead to rights

    05/29/2016 4:02:19 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-29-16 | DrJohn
    Oh my. The phrase "dead to rights" has a number of possible origins, my favorite being the George Matsell version: DEAD TO RIGHTS. Positively guilty, and no way of getting clear. You can actually read Matsell's entire book here. Hillary Clinton has been caught lying dead to rights. We've watched for the last couple of years as her email story has come undone piece by piece. Clinton’s stories continue to evolve. In 2007 having a secret email account was “shredding the Constitution.” Back on March 10 of last year, there was no classified information on her server: “I did not...
  • Top 10 List of What President Obama Should Say in Hiroshima Speech

    05/26/2016 10:51:25 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 55 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-26-16 | Wordsmith
    6 years ago, on the 65th anniversary of the dropping of the atomic bomb over Hiroshima, I wrote: No sitting Japanese prime minister has ever been to Pearl Harbor; and no sitting American president has ever been to Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Will President Obama be the first? 6 years later, we have our answer. Tom Collina at Foreign Policy: President Barack Obama will soon become the first sitting U.S. president to go to Hiroshima, the White House announced on Tuesday. Obama will go on May 27, just after the G-7 summit, to visit the historic city where the United States...
  • Violent anti-Trump protesters only boost support for Trump

    05/25/2016 9:57:00 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-25-16 | DrJohn
    And wait until you see how the left wing media portrayed what happened. Donald Trump held a rally in New Mexico yesterday. Protesters were on hand but simple protest was not enough. Exercising their rights was not enough. They decided they were going to suppress the rights of Trump and of those who attended the rally. They lit fires and threw rocks and bottles at police, some of whom were injured. They assaulted a wheelchair-bound Trump supporter while chanting "Stop the hate!" (video at the link) https://youtu.be/-qhyJQvHiosThere was violence both inside and outside the rally. As far away as Pakistan it was reported...
  • The left just keeps giving us reasons to vote for Trump

    05/18/2016 10:12:12 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-18-16 | DrJohn
    Donald Trump is closing in on Hillary Clinton in the nationwide Presidential race. It is true that a lot of people tell you not to support Donald Trump, but the left keeps giving us reason after reason to vote for him and it is becoming quite amusing. Let's have a look. Treatment of women by TrumpThe NY Times took a shot at Trump on this and missed big time. One of the authors is recognized as biased against Trump. The story did wind up shining a positive light on Trump: Ms. Sunshine worked for Mr. Trump for 15 years, becoming...
  • Obama Admin – Arrogance Soaked in Ignorance = Experts In Lying

    05/10/2016 9:54:37 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-09-16 | James Raider
    Last week we read with some confusion a long-winded self-congratulatory piece in the NYT that Obama lied about, . . . well, lied about pretty well everything particularly anything pertaining to his ‘historical’ Iran Deal.  He lied about the Iranian leadership.  He lied about the negotiations. He lied about Iran's nuclear status.  He lied about the content of the deal.  He lied and lied, and did it with impunity, taking advantage of young, inexperienced, ignorant and “dumb” White House press corp  -  these demeaning terms come from the White House.  With a couple of “useful idiots” the WH arrogantly...
  • Yes, Ben Rhodes is an a**hole, but so is his boss

    05/08/2016 9:30:20 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-08-16 | DrJohn
    Ben Rhodes has offered us four lessons 1. the press really is both lazy and stupid 2. the press acts as obama's useful idiots 3. all of obama's policies are likely based on deceit 4. Ben Rhodes is an a**hole and a liar Ben Rhodes is the deputy national security adviser for strategic communications for Barack Obama and seems to have an extraordinary amount of influence in the current administration. Rhodes was the architect of the phony scheme to blame a video for the Benghazi attacks. He is also the guy who last April promised the Iran deal would contain "anywhere,...
  • He’s a jerk, but now he’s our jerk. And yes, he can win.

    05/04/2016 10:13:49 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 93 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-04-16 | DrJohn
    Donald Trump has won the Indiana primary in landslide. With Ted Cruz dropping out and barring a coup d'etat at the convention he is the nominee. Trump's negatives are very high (but then, so are Hillary's) but it is undeniable that there is a hunger out there for what he represents. And that is, being out of the yoke of the establishment. Statements such as this"The media has created the perception that the voters choose the nomination. That's the conflict here," really piss people off. The GOP overlords make clear that your vote doesn't matter. It's an Outer Limits kind...
  • Clinton’s crass coal crumble

    05/03/2016 10:09:23 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-02-16 | DrJohn
    That Hillary Clinton is a world class flip-flopper is nothing new. There's a long list of them here. But this reversal was impressive even for her. Watch as the leading democrat dissembles. Watch as she goes full circle. Watch the sheer hypocrisy. The remarkable part is how abruptly the flop flop occurred. In March Clinton was going to put a lot of coal miners and coal companies out of business. https://twitter.com/WVGOP/status/709201666248200192?ref_src=twsrc%5EtfwApril 13: Peabody Coal files for bankruptcy. The democrat primary in West Virginia takes place on May 10 and Clinton now seeks the votes of those who she would put out...
  • Proof that felons are democrats

    04/25/2016 9:32:31 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-25-16 | DrJohn
    Terry McAuliffe is the Governor of Virginia when he's not doing favors for Hillary Clinton. He is described as having bought the Clinton's some time ago. It is speculated that McAuliffe is vying for the vice presidential nomination. McAuliffe has an unsavory history of falling into big money at the expense of others. Gary Winnick: Winnick was the founder of Global Crossing, a fiber optic company that earned McAuliffe $8 million on an initial investment of $100,000—a deal he accessed because he was working as a consultant to Winnick before the company went public. Winnick had been an acolyte of junk bond king Michael Milken before starting Global Crossing. His management of Global...
  • Obama is leaving IEDs for the next President, just as Clinton did to Bush

    04/18/2016 3:01:45 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 19 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-18-16 | DrJohn
    When Bill Clinton left office, he left a burgeoning recession on George W. Bush's doorstep. That wasn't the only thing he left Bush. He left Bush Osama Bin Laden. Clinton has openly boasted that he could have killed Bin Laden and chose not to try. In fact, Clinton had numerous opportunities to kill Bin Laden. But there's more. Under Bush Bill Clinton buried an IED. The IED was a house of cards built upon lousy mortgages and trash securities sold as high value. And it was all legal, thanks to Bill Clinton. Clinton pushed Fannie to 51% subprimes, made predatory lending...
  • Another liberal tax evader wants you to pay more taxes

    04/14/2016 9:57:49 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-14-16 | DrJohn
    Bono understands your plight. He knows you pay a lot in taxes. He wants you to pay more: Tuesday on MSNBC’s Morning Joe, U2 frontman and anti-poverty activist Bono called for the U.S. to send more assistance to Europe to shore up the European Union as it buckles under the Third World migrant crisis, even though Americans are struggling to bear their own tax burdens. “I know the American taxpayer is really hurting at the moment and the same in Europe,” Bono said. “But I think between Europe and America there is a consensus building that, you know, the corruption...
  • Bruce Springsteen: Asshat on the edge of town

    04/13/2016 10:05:00 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 34 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-13-16 | DrJohn
      It's been a long time since I was a Springsteen fan. Back in 1974 (April 29) at my alma mater, the University of Connecticut, there was a spring concert. Three bands were featured: a local band called Fairport Convention, a relatively unknown called Aerosmith and another largely unknown named Bruce Springsteen. It was quite the concert. Then, as happens so often, Springsteen became wealthy and the wealthier he became the more liberal he became. And the more hypocritical he became and the less I liked him. Today I find him intolerable. He's become a complete asshat. Springsteen canceled a...
  • Hillary and Mayor Bill De Blasio share “colored people time”

    04/12/2016 11:00:54 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-12-16 | DrJohn
    While pandering in New York City, Hillary Clinton joined NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio in a poor effort at a humorous skit: Hillary Clinton performed in a racially tinged skit at an annual New York City press dinner as the controversy surrounding former president Bill Clinton’s defense of his wife’s “superpredator” remark continues to swirl. Clinton took the stage for a surprise appearance at Saturday’s Inner Circle Dinner and proceeded to needle Mayor Bill de Blasio for his belated endorsement. "I just have to say thanks for the endorsement, Bill. Took you long enough,” Clinton told her former campaign manager. “Sorry,...
  • Bankruptcy and Colorado: The rules only count for Donald Trump when they work to his advantage

    04/11/2016 3:55:24 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 65 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-11-16 | Vince
    Despite what you may have heard or read, Donald Trump has never filed for bankruptcy. His companies have, four times, but Donald Trump never has.  The purpose of corporations is for investors to put a limited amount of capital at risk in exchange for the opportunity to earn money in any one of a myriad of legal ways. Investor use the corporate structure to ensure that if their bets go south, the most they can lose is the capital they invested in the first place. Corporate bankruptcy laws can give a company an opportunity to restructure its business in a...
  • Trump isn't the enemy. Those who would suppress his rights are

    04/10/2016 4:35:50 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-10-16 | DrJohn
    Walt Kelly created a cartoon strip character known as Pogo and Pogo once spoke some profound but simple words. Matt Drudge put it this way https://twitter.com/DRUDGE/status/718880067833561088It's more than that. This is a dangerous time. The Boston Globe is no longer a "newspaper." It is a tool of propaganda. When editorials are the front page the fourth estate has abrogated its journalistic responsibility. Wikipedia defines "journalism" this way: Journalism is the social work and work-craft, and profession (high-level) of reporting on the events, facts, and people that are the "news of the day," such that a society is "informed," to some...
  • obama proposes an Apartheid legal system

    04/06/2016 6:11:19 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-06-16 | DrJohn
    This administration tried to implement race-based school discipline a few years ago. Now it seeks an Apartheid legal system. A few years ago Barack Obama proposed that discipline be meted out in schools not on the basis of actions, but on the basis of race. President Barack Obama is backing a controversial campaign by progressives to regulate schools’ disciplinary actions so that members of major racial and ethnic groups are penalized at equal rates, regardless of individuals’ behavior. His July 26 executive order established a government panel to promote “a positive school climate that does not rely on methods that...
  • War is Hell: Ted Cruz, Dresden and Monitoring Muslim Neighborhoods…

    04/05/2016 4:40:41 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-05-16 | Vince
    I saw a segment last week of Ted Cruz on the Jimmy Kimmel show. Kimmel asked Cruz about his proposal to monitor Muslim neighborhoods. Cruz answered, and then, not surprisingly, Kimmel asked whether or not monitoring those neighborhoods would just create more terrorists. In the end Kimmel stated that they would have to agree to disagree. While theoretically it is possible that monitoring Muslim neighborhoods could, possibly, maybe, create terrorists from erstwhile peaceful Muslims, in the less theoretical real world Islamist terrorists are killing people and they’re often living in unmonitored Muslim neighborhoods. Indeed, Europe is chock full of no...
  • Donald Trump as the Isolationist in Chief… Not a Recipe for Success

    03/30/2016 10:52:06 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 42 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-30-16 | Vince
    As I’ve said before, if Donald Trump is the nominee I will vote for him over anyone the donkey party runs. Why? One reason… the single greatest threat to our nation is open borders and the continued entry of people from failed states with no understanding or appreciation for limited government or individual rights. The Democrat Party, which has a similar disdain for both things, has almost destroyed the country on its own and with open borders it seeks to tip the scales of our Republic towards their tyranny by packing the voting rolls with such invaders… The candidate who...
  • Why I Support Bernie Sanders Tax Plan

    03/29/2016 1:24:29 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-28-16 | Brother Bob
    OK, perhaps not exactly, but the actual effects of his proposals that he's been hiding are what I think we need. The Bookworm pulls apart his argument in detail. In fact, she has a site dedicated to countering the false promises that Bernie is feeding his supporters. As to his tax plan: To fund his proposed 18 trillion dollars in new spending, Bernie is going to tax everybody and tax them hard. This is not a Republican viewpoint. This comes from Vox, a internet media outlet known for its strong Progressive orientation. Writing at Vox, Dylan Matthews took a look at...
  • Did the ticking time bomb scenario play itself out in Brussels?

    03/28/2016 3:24:03 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-28-16 | Wordsmith
    The ttb scenario has long been ballyhooed by critics as unrealistic. That such things only play themselves out in Hollywood movies and television shows. “Ticking bomb” scenarioArguments in favor of executive use of foreign torture information frequently refer to variations on the so-called ticking bomb scenario. In the usual version of this hypothetical scenario, an alleged perpetrator of an imminent terrorist attack is in custody and will reveal information critical to preventing the attack if tortured. Experts in the fields of intelligence-gathering, law enforcement and human psychology have forcefully discredited the use of this hypothetical situation to justify torture. It...
  • Time For Republicans To Unite Behind Cruz

    03/27/2016 12:24:10 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 93 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-27-16 | Robert H. Lee
    A Trump nomination will be disastrous for the Republican Party. That’s because he won’t win against Hillary Clinton, despite her email and Benghazi scandals. The only way to stop Donald Trump is for the Republicans to unite behind Ted Cruz. John Kasich has no chance winning the nomination. A vote for him is effectively a vote for Trump. Even if the convention is deadlocked with nobody getting 1,237 delegates, it is ridiculous for Kasich to win the nomination. He is fourth in the delegate count behind Trump, Cruz and Rubio. If he is somehow nominated, the Trump and Cruz supporters...
  • Could torture have prevented the Brussels terror attacks?

    03/23/2016 11:35:20 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 26 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-23-16 | Wordsmith
    In wake of the Brussels attack, media (including center-right polibloggers monikered "wordsmith") once again are drawing focus on Trump; because how do you keep a narcissist happy? Feed them the attention they ask for: The Republican frontrunner was the first presidential hopeful to respond to the Brussels attacks, tweeting and then appearing on multiple television shows to promote an anti-immigration policy and endorse torture. ~~~He also endorsed the use of torture for people who have information on terrorists. “If they could expand the laws, I would do a lot more than waterboarding,” Trump told NBC’s Today Show. “You have to...
  • Trump is right about one thing. We get the dregs from Mexico

    03/21/2016 4:25:03 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-21-16 | DrJohn
    And from most places South of our border. Donald Trump took a lot of heat for making some statements about illegal immigrants from South of the border. Thank you. It's true, and these are the best and the finest. When Mexico sends its people, they're not sending their best. They're not sending you. They're not sending you. They're sending people that have lots of problems, and they're bringing those problems with us. They're bringing drugs. They're bringing crime. They're rapists. And some, I assume, are good people. WaPo immediately launched into a tirade about "rates" of crimes which is entirely...
  • Angry GOP Voters and Donald Trump - The Enemy of My Enemy is Not My Friend

    03/18/2016 10:59:06 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 31 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-17-16 | Vince
    I’m angry. I’m actually damn angry. I’m angry that Americans have twice voted into the highest office in the land a man who is demonstrably anti-American, who sows racial tension, who has sought to destroy free markets, who has turned much of the nation into a welfare state and who has crippled the American military and destroyed American influence around the world. To me, Barack Obama is a cancer on the American body politic and the nation. But I’m not angry at Obama… well, I really am, but he’s not who has animated me the most in the last six...
  • Trump - Why Bankers, Politicians Left and Right, and Lobbyists, Fear Him...

    03/17/2016 9:31:58 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 26 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-16-17 | James Raider
    Donald Trump has turned the whole of the Washington ‘establishment’ for miles around the ‘beltway’ into a fearful and muddled morass emitting noxious gas, hoping it asphyxiates all sources of energy propelling Trump toward the White House. The majority of the MSM pretends it is only the Republican establishment which hates Trump, although it is safe to say, most talking-heads are mystified. The Republican establishment professes Trump isn’t ‘conservative’ enough and he’s not really a Republican. Plus, he’s not religious enough.  The truth-challenged Clinton machinery and backers pretend he hates women, and oh, by the way, ‘he’s also racist’ and...
  • Yes, something is very wrong with Hillary

    03/16/2016 4:30:21 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 62 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-16-16 | DrJohn
      Is this the face of a person who just won several primaries? Politico asks "What's wrong with Hillary?"So what exactly is going on here? Why won’t Bernie Sanders go away? And why does Hillary Clinton’s Bernie problem pose a danger not only to her but to the Democratic Party—even if she does (as it seems highly likely) secure her party’s nomination? They then proceed to provide some explanation: A look at Clinton’s political career provides a tougher explanation. Those younger voters who doubt her trustworthiness likely have no memory, or even casual acquaintance with, a 25-year history that includes...
  • I would not be surprised if the left tried to assassinate Trump

    03/14/2016 4:25:28 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 60 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-14-16 | DrJohn
    <p>It's fine that people don't like Trump. It's fine that they disagree with Trump. They're not content with that, and I think things are going to get worse. Potentially, a lot worse.</p> <p>There have been multiple Trump rallies which have had disruptions and Trump had to cancel a rally in Chicago for security concerns. Protesters have been targeting Trump rallies everywhere. Bernie Sanders took a bath in the irony pool when he asserted that Trump should take responsibility for the violence at Trump rallies which is instigated by Sanders' supporters.</p>
  • The Art of the Steal… Democrats voting in GOP contests make a HUUGGEEE difference

    03/14/2016 10:42:00 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 92 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-14-16 | Vince
    Back in 2008 Rush Limbaugh had a bit called “Operation Chaos” where he suggested Republicans in Ohio and elsewhere cross over and vote for Hillary Clinton in the Democrat primary. The goal was to keep Clinton in the race to blunt the lead of Barack Obama and cause more chaos on the Democrat side. Well, Operation Chaos was pretty much a failure as Obama steamrolled Clinton. While Limbaugh is not calling for an “Operation Chaos” this year, something along those lines is definitely happening… but it doesn’t have anything to do with Hillary Clinton this time, but rather, Donald...
  • How obama sowed the seeds for the violence at Trump rallies

    03/13/2016 11:08:06 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-12-16 | DrJohn
    You've heard me say it a million times. Liberals have zero long term memory. It is a protective mechanism meant to block facts from the past that make statements of today look as painfully hypocritical as they really are. Barack Obama scolded the GOP yesterday: President Obama took Republicans to task for creating an environment at political rallies and debates that is unsafe for children “This is not about political correctness,” he said at a DNC fundraiser in Dallas on Saturday. “It's about not having to explain to our kids why our politics sounds like a schoolyard fight. We shouldn’t...
  • The Dangerous Extremists Hiding In Plain View

    03/11/2016 4:46:29 PM PST · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-11-16 | Christopher J. Green
      In an attempt to crush opposition, the ruling elites and the mainstream media will demonize people who dare to disagree with them as “extremists”. If you disagree with immigration you’re an extremist. If you oppose forcibly imposed multiculturalism you’re an extremist. If you’re against creeping Islamization and the imposition of sharia you’re an extremist. And if you dare to vote for any political party or politician who opposes the established political elite or global governmental organizations such as the European Union or the United Nations, you’re an extremist. The aim is of course to portray opponents to the...
  • Cleveland Convention Chaos, Donald Trump and the Rule of Law…

    03/10/2016 10:17:42 AM PST · by Starman417 · 35 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-09-16 | Vince
    Those who say that if Trump has a plurality of the delegates by the time the GOP gets to the convention he should be given the nomination, sound like a vapid Miss America contestant calling for “World Peace”. That’s not to suggest that Trump shouldn’t walk away from the convention with the nomination, but rather simply, that it shouldn’t be his by default. There’s an easy way for Trump to guarantee that he walks away from the convention with the nomination: Win 50% +1 delegates. It’s actually that simple. As the rules are written, that’s what a candidate needs to...
  • Trump's support is still being underestimated

    03/07/2016 5:36:41 PM PST · by Starman417 · 24 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-07-16 | DrJohn
    The GOP firewall for stopping Donald Trump pretty much expires next Wednesday. If Trump takes Ohio and Florida it will be nearly impossible to stop him. A new poll shows Rubio narrowing Trump's lead to eight points, 38 to 30. Ted Cruz is in third place at 17 points. Polls also suggest that both Cruz and Rubio could best Hillary Clinton, but Trump would have an uphill battle. Despite all that, I think Trump support is being considerably understated and underestimated. There are an awful lot of screwy things going on. In Massachusetts 20,000 voters changed parties from democrat to...
  • You Didn’t Really Want Affordable Child Care, Did You?

    03/05/2016 4:30:40 PM PST · by Starman417 · 15 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 03-05-16 | Brother Bob
    On Monday, 2/22 Arlnow.com reported that Arlington County has proposed an extensive list of new regulations for child care providers: Daycare and preschool providers in Arlington are decrying proposed new child care regulations as overly onerous and intrusive. A 34-page draft of new child care center regulations would set stringent requirements for employee education, require food handling certificates for handing out snacks and would require providers to encourage mothers to breast feed, among numerous other regulatory provisions. Child care providers — particularly small, part-time operators — are speaking out against the the changes to Chapter 52 of County Code via...
  • A Donald Trump presidency will be the death of the Republican party. Good riddance!

    02/24/2016 4:38:36 PM PST · by Starman417 · 62 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-24-16 | Vince
    It looks like Donald Trump may run the table towards Cleveland, or close to it. Although it may end up being a two man race after the SEC Primary - John Kasich doesn't count and Ben Carson is irrelevant - it may end up being too late to matter. So why would Donald Trump be the end of the Republican party? Because other than building a fence - which is important - it's likely that not much will change...and things might even get a bit worse. Trump is attracting the attention of millions of Americans from across the spectrum. Somehow...
  • Elite college idiocy and why you should support it heartily

    02/23/2016 9:48:37 AM PST · by Starman417 · 29 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-22-16 | DrJohn
    The over-indulged, spoiled little twits at Brown University have hit the wall. They're overwhelmed. They can't take it any more. BROWN - Two weeks ago, the University released the final version of its diversity and inclusion action plan, which could not have been compiled without the exhaustive efforts of students throughout last semester. "There are people breaking down, dropping out of classes and failing classes because of the activism work they are taking on," said David, an undergraduate whose name has been changed to preserve anonymity. Throughout the year, he has worked to confront issues of racism and diversity on...
  • Black lives batter

    02/19/2016 10:41:16 AM PST · by Starman417 · 13 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-18-16 | DrJohn
    Unless you watch Fox News or read the Daily Caller or the Daily Mail you probably don't know who Chris Marquez is. Chris Marquez is a Marine veteran who served for eight years in both Iraq and Afghanistan and was awarded a Bronze Star for his actions in Iraq. On November 7 2004, American, British and Iraqi troops began a fierce, unrelenting conflict with insurgents in the Iraqi city of Fallujah - little knowing that the campaign would last two months and become known as The Second Battle of Fallujah.The fighting was furious throughout, but it was the brutal events...
  • Sen. Obama shows the GOP how to stop President Obama's SCOTUS nomination

    02/18/2016 9:46:07 AM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-17-16 | DrJohn
    The tragic loss of Antonin Scalia set off a political firestorm vis-a-vis his potential replacement. Mitch McConnell said there would be no replacement while Obama was President and the left went berserk. Big mistake, opines WaPo. The non-American British citizen John Oliver castigated the GOP for its position: "Well, that does not bode well because Mitch McConnell is actually pretty good at delaying things for people—whether it's legislation, court appointments, or orgasms," joked Oliver. "Believe me, if you ever need to 'delay, delay, delay' [an orgasm], just picture [McConnell's] face and I guarantee you nothing will happen possibly for the...
  • America's Existential Challenge

    02/17/2016 10:46:50 AM PST · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-16-16 | James Raider
      The most extensive theft of our cash has been imposed by our own Federal Government. The politically motivated and seemingly endless printing of dollars has reduced the value of our cash. With a rapidly ascending National debt already stepping over the $19 trillion mark, an economy visibly slowing having been in a depression since 2007, real unemployment increasing and unemployment duration at historical highs fundamentally changing the Nation, America is sagging under wage deflation. We can thank reckless self-serving senior bankers, politicians and overstepping government for leading the country down a trail toward destruction. We function in an...
  • So was Trump for WMD in Iraq Before He was Against It?

    02/16/2016 9:42:50 AM PST · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-15-16 | Wordsmith
    Trump has exaggerated his supposed opposition to OIF. PolitiFact: Again, Trump said he was against the war from the very beginning. "I'm the only one on this stage that said, 'Do not go into Iraq. Do not attack Iraq,'" Trump said. "Nobody else on this stage said that. And I said it loud and strong. And I was in the private sector. I wasn't a politician, fortunately. But I said it, and I said it loud and clear, 'You'll destabilize the Middle East.'" Trump often repeats this line, and we've rated a similar Trump claim Mostly False, because he didn't...
  • Trump crosses the line

    02/15/2016 11:04:32 AM PST · by Starman417 · 178 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-14-16 | DrJohn
    I am sick of Donald Trump. Utterly sick of him. I'm sick of his bullying, I'm sick of his whining, I'm sick of his profanity and I'm sick of his constant repetition. Now I'm sick of his lying too. Last night he blamed 9-11 on George W. Bush and he came right out and said that Bush lied the US into the war in Iraq. I think this time he has burned one too many bridges. Bill Kristol: Asked to defend his 2008 comment that George W. Bush should have been impeached, Donald Trump said: "They lied. They said there...
  • The Left's Dirty Secret - They Hate You. Yes, YOU.

    02/12/2016 11:12:08 AM PST · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-09-16 | Brother Bob
    One of the more maddening elements of our political debate is how both sides view the individual, and how they treat them. Conservative ideals are based on individual responsibility, and in turn the state showing respect for that individual. On the flip side, as we saw in our last chapter, the Radical Left despises the individual, and will always put the state ahead of individual rights1. What's maddening is how despite their contempt for the individual, the Radical Left does an outstanding job of exploiting personal stories to push their agenda, while the side that puts respect for the...
  • Being a Leftist Means never having to Say You're Sorry

    02/11/2016 10:26:56 AM PST · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces | 02-06-16 | Brother Bob
    What may be the most appealing thing about being a leftist is that you can never be wrong - ever. As we learned from our last post, leftist ideas never fail because their only objective is to make leftists feel good about themselves.If their ideas appear to fail, it is always someone else's fault - greedy businesses, obstinate Republicans, racist Americans, etc. It never even enters the thought process that when a leftist idea fails it's becasue their ideas might not have been good to begin with. As The Bookworm puts it,"Conservatives deal with facts and reach conclusions; liberals have...
  • For Marco Rubio being right on Barack Obama was a Pyrrhic victory

    02/10/2016 3:47:18 PM PST · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-10-16 | Vince
    Marco Rubio's campaign seems to have crashed on the rocks because of his...shall we say somewhat repetitive use of the phrase "Obama knows what he's doing", but the truth is, he was 100% right. The reason that so many people scoff at the notion that Obama knows what he's doing is because the very notion of an American leader who seeks to destroy that which he leads is anathema to most rational Americans. And the truth is, Barack Obama doesn't seek to destroy the nation he leads, he seeks to "fundamentally transform" it. Splitting hairs you might say, but...
  • Libya - Hillary's gift to ISIS. Now the JV team has chemical weapons

    02/10/2016 10:07:40 AM PST · by Starman417 · 5 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-09-16 | DrJohn
    Obama's favorite JV team has chemical weapon and a new home in which to grow, courtesy of Hillary Clinton. In testimony before the Armed Serves Committee DNI James Clapper confirmed that ISIS has produced and used chemical weapons. The nation's top intelligence official confirmed Tuesday that the Islamic State has succeeded in making and deploying chemical agents in Iraq and Syria -- calling it the first such attack by an extremist group in more than two decades. The confirmation of mustard gas use came during Director of National Intelligence James Clapper's testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee, where he spoke to...
  • The Left Has Two Huge Advantages, and I Have No Idea How we Overcome Them

    02/09/2016 10:41:06 AM PST · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-03-16 | Brother Bob
    Back when Sister Babe was pregnant with Little Bob, we had a conversation about how our lives would be changing once we became parents. One concern she raised was that I would no longer be able to go to the (sadly, now closed) Rhino Bar on Sunday afternoons in the fall to drink too much beer and watch Philadelphia Eagles football with the local crazies, and that I might come to resent her and our child for taking the ability to do that from my life. This was the pregnancy talking, as Sister Babe has too good a head...
  • Gloria Steinem puts the Feminist Movement to death

    02/08/2016 5:00:02 PM PST · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 02-07-16 | DrJohn
    The feminist movement is dead. It died at the hands of Gloria Steinem. Cause of death was political strangulation. Gloria Steinem had made a name for herself for purporting to be a voice for women's rights beginning in the 60's and 70's. She was an icon for women for a long time but has repeatedly compromised her alleged principles for politics and her biases finally overtook her. Limbaugh's "feminazi" term has never been more appropriate. I began to loathe Steinem for her painful hypocrisy in the 90's when she (and HIllary) went Tammy Wynette during the Bill Clinton Presidency. She...
  • How can The Left Call Conservatives Anti-Science When they Are So Violently Anti-Math?

    02/03/2016 9:01:32 AM PST · by Starman417 · 39 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-31-16 | Brother Bob
    "Proof is for mathematical theorems and alcoholic beverages. It's not for science." - Mann Washington Posts's Steven Mufson and Joby Warrick gave a glowing account of President Obama's warnings on Climate Change:"The growing threat of climate change could define the contours of this century more dramatically than any other," Obama said in a speech at the Le Bourget conference center in Paris's industrial outskirts. "What should give us hope that this is a turning point, that this is the moment we finally determined we would save our planet." Obama, who has staked his legacy on the fight against climate change,...