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  • At least Trump won fair and square

    07/26/2016 2:58:46 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-26-16 | DrJohn
    Say what you want, but Donald Trump won the GOP Presidential nomination fair and square. democrats were disdainful of their constituency. Wikileaks has released a flood of DNC emails and they show that the DNC rigged the system against Sanders. The cascade of internal DNC emails released Friday by WikiLeaks underscore what Sen. Bernie Sanders and his advisers have long claimed: The DNC appeared to have its finger on the scale for rival Hillary Clinton through the long nominating contest. In some ways, that is not entirely surprising, because Clinton is the institutional choice of the Democrats and because DNC...
  • Remember When the Left Was Against Torture?

    07/23/2016 7:55:50 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-23-16 | Brother Bob
    I really miss the days of slow news cycles when the press would have to look for excuses to bury a story like this instead of somewhat legitimately burying it under the latest terrorist atrocity, whether by Islamists or Black Lives matter. Remember those innocent days of a decade ago? When stories about US soldiers torturing Iraqi prisoners at Abu Ghraib could warrant Page 1 coverage at The New York Times for 32 straight days?This is, of course, because the Left is naturally against torture. This is because they are better people than the rest of us and need to...
  • In case you were wondering where Hillary stood when it comes to police

    07/22/2016 4:30:44 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-22-16 | DrJohn
    Word comes that Hillary Clinton has invited Michael Brown's mother Lesley McSpadden to speak at the DNC Convention next week. McSpadden is the mother of Michael Brown. Brown was killed by Officer Darren Wilson after Brown refused a lawful police order, assaulted Wilson and then tried to take Wilson's weapon, which was discharged in the police cruiser. Brown was killed as he charged Wilson, again refusing to obey Wilson's lawful orders. The facts can be reviewed in the video here. Michael Brown, as did Alton Sterling, brought on his own demise. Subsequently, McSpadden got into a fight over the sale of...
  • Here’s something I guarantee Melania Trump will not plagiarize from Michelle Obama

    07/20/2016 10:11:23 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-19-16 | DrJohn
    Much has been made of the similarity between the eloquent speech given last night by Melania Trump and the one given by Michelle Obama in 2008. Certainly there are similarities but after a while it does become difficult to express the same sentiments in different and attractive prose. Naturally, the media had its head so far up its ass in 2008 that it could not bring itself to visit the same condemnation on Barack Obama when he plagiarized Deval Patrick. The White House responded with the lame explanation that obama did not copy Patrick, he was "inspired" by Patrick. https://youtu.be/J60qDBRI6PsObama...
  • Green Chickenhawks, You’re Missing a Great Opportunity!

    07/19/2016 1:41:26 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    We haven't had a good series on the Chickenhawks of the Radical Left in a while. You might remember some of the previous ones - paternity leave, minimum wage,and of course, my first chickenhawk post from three years ago, also about green chickenhawks! But now let's return to the chickenhawks of the Church of Climate Change. Where a few years ago I asked why they don't invest more of their own money in green technology, let's look at it from a simpler angle of how they live their everyday lives. A few months ago a few of this strange cults'...
  • Helter Skelter: Black Lives Matter trying to succeed where Charles Manson failed…

    07/18/2016 4:40:31 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-18-16 | Vince
    Not in the literal sense. Charles Manson wanted to incite a race war because he thought that after a race war that saw blacks kill all non blacks (Manson and his “family” would survive however…) that he would return to rule them. You can be pretty sure that the Black Lives Matter guys aren’t seeking to start a race war so they can be ruled by a white guy… But they certainly seem to want a race war.Just as Charles Manson was not connected with reality, the ideas behind the Black Lives Matter movement are equally disconnected to reality. Remember...
  • Obama has got to stop inspiring cop killing

    07/18/2016 10:46:59 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-17-16 | DrJohn
    “If they bring a knife to the fight, we bring a gun.” -Barack Obama, 2008Enough. Yes, obama is inciting violence against cops and he's got to stop. It started with Henry Gates. Without knowing a single fact, obama accused the cops of "acting stupidly": "But I think it's fair to say, No. 1, any of us would be pretty angry; No. 2, that the Cambridge police acted stupidly in arresting somebody when there was already proof that they were in their own home; and, No. 3 ... that there's a long history in this country of African-Americans and Latinos being stopped...
  • One more attack and you can hand Trump the keys to the White House

    07/16/2016 8:51:35 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 38 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-15-16 | DrJohn
    The latest terror attack in France has claimed at least 84 lives, ten of them children. The killer was Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel,  a Tunisian living in France. No one wants to see any more ISIS-inspired attacks, but they are going to happen. With each attack people are reminded of what a weak and feckless man is our current President. With each attack confidence in him and in Hillary Clinton further erodes. And why would it be any other way? Barack Obama is running out the clock. He set an agenda of first destroying ISIS, then downshifting to degrade and defeat and...
  • Comey officially establishes a 2 tiered system of law: one for the Clinton’s & one for everyone else

    07/05/2016 5:14:51 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 30 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-05-16 | DrJohn
    The statement made by James Comey was very curious. He spent 13 minutes explaining why Hillary Clinton should be prosecuted and then spent 2 minutes saying he won't recommend it. She is clearly guilty, but Comey decided not to recommend charges. Very curious. Careers have been lost for much less than than what Clinton did. Meet Stephen Kim: For instance, last year, after a five-year standoff with federal prosecutors, Stephen Kim, a former State Department official, pleaded guilty to one count of violating the Espionage Act when he discussed a classified report about North Korea with Fox News reporter James...
  • The fix is in

    06/30/2016 9:23:59 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 59 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-30-16 | DrJohn
    Just how stupid do democrats think Americans are? Loretta Lynch, who just happened to be in Phoenix, held a private meeting on her aircraft with none other than Bill Clinton, who also just happened to be in Phoenix at the very same time. PHOENIX - Amid an ongoing investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of email and hours before the public release of the Benghazi report, US Attorney General Loretta Lynch met privately with former President Bill Clinton. The private meeting took place on the west side of Sky Harbor International Airport on board a parked private plane. Former President Clinton...
  • Benghazi shows that if we are ever attacked while obama is President, we are absolutely screwed

    06/29/2016 5:45:24 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-28-16 | DrJohn
    Today terrorists attacked Attaturk airport in Istanbul, Turkey, at last count leaving 28 dead and at least 60 injured: -- At least 28 people have been killed and 60 others wounded in the attack on Istanbul Ataturk Airport in Turkey, Istanbul Gov. Vasip Sahin told Turkey's state-run news agency TRT. It is unclear if the total includes the bombers. Another report, from semi-official news agency Anadolu, said six of the wounded are in critical condition. A total of 49 ambulances were sent to the site. -- Turkey's Justice Minister Bekir Bozdag earlier said at least 10 people were killed and...
  • Why isn’t the assassination attempt on Donald Trump bigger news?

    06/25/2016 7:56:31 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 36 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-25-16 | Brother Bob
    Ah Washington Post, you've done it again. Here you have a legitimate, under-reported story, and you manage to find a way to drop in some good old fashioned radical left wing bias. From your 6/21 edition: The No. 1 trending question related to Donald Trump on Google right now is "Who tried to shoot Trump?" Which means a lot of people don't know the answer. Which is probably because the assassination attempt on the presumptive Republican presidential nominee hasn't been covered as a major news story. The answer, authorities say, is Michael Steven Sandford, a 20-year-old British citizen who...
  • AG Lynch says the best response to terrorists is love & compassion.Why not the same for gun owners?

    06/24/2016 10:13:59 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-24-16 | DrJohn
    The stupid just keeps pouring from the obama regime. We've come to expect asininity and golly they don't disappoint. Our Attorney General let fly some words which leave you incredulous. “We stand with you to say that the good in this world far outweighs the evil, that our common humanity transcends our differences, and that our most effective response to terror and to hatred is compassion, it’s unity, and it’s love,” Lynch said. “We stand with you today as we grieve together, and long after the cameras are gone, we will continue to stand with you as we grow together in...
  • Obama could stop these attacks if he really wanted to

    06/17/2016 6:44:33 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 11 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-17-16 | DrJohn
    If you contract appendicitis there are a couple of routes which can be followed theoretically. One is to remove the appendix surgically. The other is to treat the symptoms, i.e. administer pain medications and antibiotics. The proper approach to to vanquish the disease. Surgically remove it. The other approach is to treat it symptomatically- and that could kill you. ISIS is a disease. obama has decided to treat it symptomatically. As John Brennan made clear yesterday, it's not working. And people are dying for it. In the face of an adversary, obama wants us to change the way we live...
  • Here’s The Hard Facts West Must Face After Orlando Jihad Attack

    06/17/2016 9:31:27 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 20 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-17-16 | Christopher J. Green
    In the early hours of Sunday June 12th 2016, the city of Orlando, Florida became the latest city to be hit by murderous Islamic jihad. In the worst mass shooting in United States history, a lone jihadist wielding an assault rifle and a pistol slaughtered 50 people and injured 53 others. The jihadist was identified as Omar Mateen, a 29 year old son of Afghan immigrants.  And with this revelation began the usual tried-and-tested song and dance routine of the political elites and the mainstream media to go to increasingly desperate lengths to deny the reason for the atrocity. Let’s...
  • The left wing plan: If you try to buy a gun, you will be placed on the terrorist watch list

    06/16/2016 9:40:05 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 28 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-16-16 | DrJohn
    Accidentally, of course. A "glitch", if you will. When discussing any issue for which Barack Obama is proposing action there is an axiom which has to be remembered- Obama lies about everything- the Iran deal, Fast and Furious, health care, rewriting history, Libya, you name it. Gun control is no different. What he wants, accompanied by our resident idiot Senators Chris Murphy and Richard Blumenthal, is nothing less than the ability to suspend your Constitutional rights. Here he is in a town hall whining about his inability to stop those on a no-fly list from purchasing guns: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6imFvSua3KgWhat he's really...
  • How is it dems know more about the motivations of Islamic terrorists than the terrorists themselves?

    06/15/2016 5:05:38 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-15-16 | DrJohn
    Omar Mateen called a TV news producer to inform him of his motivations: “I’m the shooter. It’s me,” the man said. “I am the shooter.” The caller then said he had carried out the Pulse attack for the Islamic State and began speaking quickly in Arabic. “At the time, I didn’t know what he was saying,” Gentili told News 13 reporter Scott Fais. “He was speaking so fast. But it was … he was speaking fluently. Whatever language he was speaking, he knew it. And he was speaking it very quickly. And that is when I said to him, ‘Sir....
  • An Open Letter To Gays

    06/14/2016 12:37:30 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 35 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-14-16 | Skookum
    To my gay friends; I know, you think I don’t have gay friends, but I have many customers who are gay and I often spend hours talking to them, while I am working, like I do with my straight customers. However, this post is for all the gay people, not just those who own horses. There was a terrible tragedy in Orlando, this past weekend. I can imagine the pain and feelings of remorse that are running through the gay community, but let me tell you, there are feelings of sadness and grief in the conservative community as well. The...
  • Trump Making Liberals Lose Their Civility, Again

    06/08/2016 1:27:56 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-08-16 | Wordsmith
    When anti-Trump protesters (who claim to be supporters of 1st Amendment rights) show up at Trump rallies to disrupt, shutdown, and verbally and physically assault Trump and his supporters, they not only make themselves look bad; but they also make Trump look good. Some smart Democrats understand this: Democrats and Hispanic activists said Friday that they are increasingly alarmed by a spate of violence at Donald Trump rallies instigated by anti-Trump protesters, fearing that the incidents — widely viewed on television and social media — will only help the GOP candidate and undermine their attempts to defeat him. The latest...
  • When Books Fall Open, You Fall In….Unless the Character doesn’t “look like you”

    06/01/2016 10:59:05 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-01-16 | Wordsmith
    I remember reading about Marley Dias previously. She's back in the news: Rescue people in another galaxy? Escape from a tower with a dragon's help? Visit England, China, and India, and still be back for dinnertime? That's all in a day's read for 11-year-old Marley Dias, who was featured in TODAY's "Can-Do Kids" series on Tuesday. "When I get lost in a book, it's just, like, magical!" Dias told TODAY's Jenna Bush Hager. The New Jersey sixth grader's love for reading was profound but not blind. After spending years of her life stepping into new worlds with every turn...
  • Harambe and the GorillaLivesMatter Movement that needs tranquilizing

    05/31/2016 4:44:18 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 49 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...
  • "A Republic, if you can keep it." Donald Trump and the Tyranny of the Mob...

    04/27/2016 9:45:57 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 102 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-27-16 | Vince
    For the last eight years I’ve been shaking my head, simply bewildered that so many Americans could be so insane as to vote for Barack Obama for president. Not surprisingly, once Obama was ensconced in the White House things played out pretty much as predicted with virtually every month bringing new news of a faltering economy, a shrinking workforce and more government waste, intervention and tyranny. In 2012, after Fast and Furious, the IRS Tea Party scandal, Obamacare and, most of all, Benghazi, I was sure that Americans would rise up and throw out the anti American Obama and vote...
  • 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...