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  • Imperialism, Colonialism, and Slavery

    07/03/2015 3:18:57 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-03-15 | Skookum
    While researching material for a historical novel about a Cossack family of the Ukraine and Crimea, I found a remarkable amount of provocative and fascinating material. For instance, the Ukraine and Crimea has been both a fulcrum point and thoroughfare throughout history, but one of the most intriguing aspects of this region is that the cossacks embraced freedom, while the rest of the world was locked in slavery and imperialism. Their idea of freedom was similar to the feeling of galloping a horse over the seemingly endless steppe; they were often illiterate and their concept of freedom might be considered...
  • Think you know about slavery? You don’t.

    07/02/2015 4:03:37 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 07-02-15 | DrJohn
      Certain things tend to set off triggers in you. For me it was Don Lemon- when he joined the flag-damning freaking idiot liberal lemmings in their bloodlust considering the removal of the Jefferson memorial: CNN's Don Lemon on Tuesday hinted that there will come a day when the United States will have to "rethink" tributes such as the Jefferson Memorial. After a contentious segment with Ben Jones, in which the former Congressman defended the Confederate flag, Legal View host Ashley Banfield brought up the author of the Declaration of Independence. She reminded, "There is a monument of him in...
  • Obamacare, Gay Marriage and Disparate Impact – 25 Hours Which Will Live in Infamy

    06/30/2015 2:04:36 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-30-15 | Vince
    When historians look back on the collapse of the United States and seek to pinpoint the beginning of the end, they will no doubt look to the election of Barack Obama to the presidency. If they want to narrow the focus they will point to the period of his reign between 10:00 AM June 25th and 11:00 AM June 26th. Ted Cruz has charitably labeled this period as “some of the darkest 24 hours in our nation’s history”. It’s slightly more than 24 hours, but he’s spot on. In fact, he’s far too charitable, they are the simply the most...
  • John Roberts rules in favor of Obama third term

    06/27/2015 9:22:43 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 20 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-27-15 | DrJohn
    Obama takes his new dog "Roberts" out for a walkBarack Obama has decided to run for a third term (at least) as President of the United States. President Obama is beginning the process to amend the Constitution to allow him to run for a third term. WWN learned that the White House and President Obama’s campaign machine have a “foolproof” plan for the President to successfully achieve a third (and perhaps a fourth) term in office. At one time Obama planned to amend the Constitution: “President Obama only faces opposition in the House,” a White House insider told WWN....
  • Robertscare still faces some serious challenges

    06/26/2015 9:34:23 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 14 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-26-15 | DrJohn
    What once was known as Obamacare is now indisputably Robertscare. John Roberts has twice saved the ACA by rewriting the law. The first time Roberts suggested to Donald Verrilli that Verrilli argue that instead of arguing for a personal mandate that Verrilli instead label the personal mandate a tax- despite Obama swearing repeatedly that it wasn't a tax. https://youtu.be/5_-qh9XDbgEThus Roberts effectively rewrote the law. Now Roberts has again rewritten the law. Roberts bought into the argument that the phrase "established by the state" was "inartful drafting" despite the phrase appearing nine times within the law. The dim witted lawmakers who...
  • So You Say You’re Against Symbols that Represent Treason?

    06/25/2015 7:52:47 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 35 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-25-15 | Brother Bob
    The Confederate Flag Two Minutes Hate has reached a new level of stupidity - Apple is removing all games that depict a Confederate flag. I haven't weighed in on the subject of the Confederate Flag issue since almost every conceivable angle on it has pretty much been written. I'm pretty much in the "It belongs in a museum" camp that a lot of conservatives have expressed. I do think that moves to ban its private ownership and scrub this flag from society are wrong, though. I understand all of the con arguments and think they have merit. Here is my take...
  • The Roberts Court renders all laws meaningless as written

    06/25/2015 9:40:57 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 47 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-25-15 | DrJohn
      John Roberts is a liar. Acting as Obama's champion for the second time, The Supreme Court has upheld Obamacare. From the ruling: The argument that the phrase “established by the State” would be superfluous if Congress meant to extend tax credits to both State and Federal Exchanges is unpersuasive. This Court’s “preference for avoiding surplusage constructions is not absolute.” Lamie v. United States Trustee , 540 U. S. 526, 536. And rigorous application of thatcanon does not seem a particularly useful guide to a fair constructionof the Affordable Care Act, which contains more than a few examples of...
  • How long before the American flag has to come down?

    06/24/2015 10:55:39 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 29 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-24-15 | DrJohn
      The pipe of the racism piper is playing and the lemmings hear the call. One after another politicians run to the front of the political correctness cliff and jump off blathering about how the Confederate flag has to come down and even how the next symbol of oppression must also find the dustbin of history: Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has joined calls to remove a statue of Kentucky-native Jefferson Davis from the state capitol building. The statue of Jefferson Davis has been in the rotunda of the Kentucky Capitol building since 1936, but it has come under...
  • South Carolina bans high capacity assault flag

    06/23/2015 2:35:38 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-23-15 | DrJohn
    OK, not that one. This one. South Carolina Gov. Nicki Haley (R) has called for the removal of the Confederate battle flag flying over the state Capitol. When he was Governor, Bill Clinton honored the Confederacy on the Arkansas flag. [youtube]https://youtu.be/aCr0HvI3KAw[/youtube] Racism will be cured by the removal of the Stars and Bars. Right? And that's the thing. Remove the flag? Fine. Most people could care less, including me. But if anyone thinks this is going to stamp out racism they're mistaken. It could even make things worse. Remember how liberals assert that insulting Mohammed causes extremism? Liberal logic says...
  • Why are there so many mass murders under Obama?

    06/21/2015 4:35:40 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 31 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-21-15 | DrJohn
      Following the shootings in Charleston, Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton immediately seized upon the tragedy to again push for more gun control. Obama blathered on about how twenty one year olds were children and not adults as recognized by every state in and thus should be barred from purchasing weapons. Hillary went on about "common sense reforms" without getting specific whatsoever, as usual. It is the typical, meaningless, useless rhetoric of the left. They offer a useless, typical, meaningless answer- ban the Confederate Flag. Because flags kill, right? Never mind the Clinton's honoring the Confederacy. There have a number...
  • A Post Obama Top 10 List For American Prosperity…

    06/16/2015 10:35:52 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-16-15 | Vince
    America has a love affair with Top 10 lists. Probably the most well known is David Letterman’s “Top Ten List” that began as a throwaway skit on NBC 30 years ago and soon became a cornerstone of his program, even more so when he later moved to CBS. There’s also ESPN’s Top 10 Plays of the Day… and they even have a Not Top 10 list. And no walk through a grocery checkout would be complete with catching a glimpse of at least one magazine touting a Top 10 list of beauty tips, sexiest men or Hollywood divorces. Then of...
  • The liberal war on personal responsibility

    06/15/2015 1:41:36 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-15-15 | DrJohn
      Back in 1995 Philip Howard published a book called "The Death of Common Sense." It was about government smothering people with regulations. Today we might write another book- The Death of Personal Responsibility. Personal responsibility has been murdered- smothered by the same liberals who ended the life of common sense. In what has to be a monumental embarrassment, it has been disclosed that Rachel Dolezal, the head of the Spokane NAACP, is as white as Barack Obama's mother. Dolezal's father said that she is "clearly as white as we are." Rachel's mom added "She has not explained to us...
  • Hey, remember when blackface wasn't cool?

    06/14/2015 3:45:40 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 29 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-14-15 | DrJohn
      It has been disclosed that Rachel Dolezal, the head of the Spokane NAACP, is actually white and according to her brother lives in "blackface."Liberals are falling all over themselves defending her which begs the question- why wasn't blackface always cool? Remember this?   Didn't go over so well, despite Whoopi's involvement. How about Al Jolson?     What about Ben Vereen, who really is black?     Didn't sit well with many people. Sarah Silverman?   (Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
  • The ISIS JV now has enough uranium for a dirty nuke

    06/10/2015 4:37:36 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-10-15 | DrJohn
      Barack Obama once famously dismissed ISIS (or ISIL if you will) as the JV: “The analogy we use around here sometimes, and I think is accurate, is if a jayvee team puts on Lakers uniforms that doesn’t make them Kobe Bryant. I think there is a distinction between the capacity and reach of a bin Laden and a network that is actively planning major terrorist plots against the homeland versus jihadists who are engaged in various local power struggles and disputes, often sectarian.” The White House team tried to spin the statement to no avail: The transcript shows that...
  • Hey, let’s play connect the Hillary dots

    06/04/2015 10:07:47 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-04-15 | DrJohn
    OK, here's the game. I'll supply you with a partial list of countries that donated to the Clinton Foundation. You get to locate them on the list of The Best and Worst Places for Women as posted by the Daily Beast. The list is here.Ready? Algeria Morocco Saudi Arabia Qatar Haiti Kuwait Brunei See what's really important to the Clintons- women's rights or money. OK? Go! (Excerpt) Read more at floppingaces.net...
  • Hillary and Obama- the products of Kardashianation

    06/02/2015 6:00:46 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-02-15 | DrJohn
      Bob Schieffer is retiring- thankfully. At one time he was a good newsman but as he got older he succumbed to Cronkitis. Cronikitis is an affliction that creates the sense of omnificence in the liberal media. They think they know it all and abandon journalistic ethics and begin to lecture the country. Cronkite is widely credited with turning the US against the Vietnam war and squandering a victory. North Vietnamese General Vo Nguyen Giap: Do not forget the war was brought into the living rooms of the American people. ... The most important result of the Tet offensive was...
  • Do Black Lives Matter? No, Apparently, Not Unless They’re Good For The Race Pimp Business.

    06/02/2015 10:33:50 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-02-15 | Vince
    For the last two years the phrase “Black Lives Matter” has been a rallying cry for those who suggest black lives don’t in fact matter to whites or to the police. In seeking to make sure that no one misses the point, across the nation citizens just trying to go through their everyday lives have been subjected to restaurant sit ins, manufactured traffic jams and various other protests. As annoying as those activities are, the movement has become entwined with a more sinister trend, delegitimization of police. From Barack Obama’s “The police acted stupidly” to Bill de Blasio’s suggestion that...
  • The Obamacare hell that awaits you

    06/01/2015 11:10:26 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 31 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-31-15 | DrJohn
      Obamacare was sold to America on a set of false premises. The most famous of them?  “no matter how we reform health care, we will keep this promise: If you like your doctor, you will be able to keep your doctor. Period. If you like your health care plan, you will be able to keep your health care plan. Period. No one will take it away. No matter what." And the fools believed him. And he repeated that promise at least 36 times. https://youtu.be/qpa-5JdCnmoThat promise was worth as much as any Obama assurance- absolutely nothing. Here's another: "If you've...
  • Hillary’s emails not classified while on her server but classified when released?

    05/28/2015 9:42:58 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-28-15 | DrJohn
      Pure political legerdemain. About 300 Hillary Clinton/Benghazi emails were released the other day. Mostly. WASHINGTON — The State Department released 296 Hillary Clinton e-mails from her private account on Friday, and one was deemed so sensitive that portions were reclassified as “secret.” Excuse me? What's going on here? The Post then goes on: Clinton insisted in March she never sent or received classified messages on her private e-mail account. Not so fast. "I didn't email any classified material to anyone on my email."claims Hillary. The NY Times: “I did not email any classified material to anyone on my email,”...
  • America took a bite of the poisonous fruit of liberalism and now people are dying for it

    05/27/2015 10:48:05 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-27-15 | DrJohn
    The fruits of liberalism have ripened and are now being harvested in several cities across the nation. The wretched Obama administration has set its sights on police in this nation and the returns are coming in. Following the Michael Brown shooting and the evidence supported Darren Wilson's account of the incident Eric Holder and his race Nazis at the DOJ goose stepped all over the Ferguson Police Department demanding a "wholesale change." Holder said he was prepared to "dismantle" the Ferguson PD. In Cleveland a judge found a police officer not guilty in the shooting of two: A Cleveland police...
  • Look What The JayVee Team Is Up To Now: Is Obama’s Real ISIS Strategy On Display?

    05/26/2015 4:29:03 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-26-15 | Warren Beatty
    Dear Leader Barack Hussein Obama referred to ISIS as "jayvee" ("junior varsity") in January 2014. Then in September 2014, he said about ISIS in Syria: "We don't have a strategy yet." ISIS just took Rahmadi, and continued east, attacking the town of Khaldiya and breaking the Iraqi government's line of defense in Husayba, about 20 miles west of Baghdad. ISIS also captured the Syrian city of Palmyra. Obama’s ISIS "strategy" is being scrutinized after recent setbacks. Even the ultra-liberal Los Angeles Times ran an Op-Ed entitled "Obama has a strategy for fighting ISIS -- one that isn't working". Now Obama...
  • Did President Obama Just Deliver a Political Memorial Day Speech?

    05/25/2015 4:01:50 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 33 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-25-15 | Wordsmith
    Someone tell me that it's just my ODS-ometer going off and he didn't really just inject a political point into his Arlington speech, as if he's still campaigning: President Obama highlighted the U.S. drawdown in Afghanistan during his annual Memorial Day speech in Arlington, Va. on Monday, casting it as a historic time of remembrance spanning two administrations. "For many of us, this Memorial Day is especially meaningful. It's the first since our war in Afghanistan came to an end," Obama said during his speech at Arlington National Cemetery. Clad in dark blue suit and deep red tie, Obama noted...
  • Memorializing Our Fallen in Ramadi

    05/25/2015 9:21:35 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 2 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-25-15 | Wordsmith
    Why Ramadi matters: The fall of Ramadi is highly symbolic and of substantial strategic significance, despite the protestations to the contrary of Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey. In a joint press conference with Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on April 16, Dempsey stated: "The city itself is not symbolic is any way. It's not been declared part of the (Islamic State) caliphate or central to the future of Iraq, but we want to get it back. The issue here is not brick and mortar, it's about defeating ISIL." In fact, Ramadi is considered by ISIS...
  • Why does race suddenly lose importance in specific incidents?

    05/23/2015 1:34:16 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-23-15 | DrJohn
      The above is a picture of Philip Savopoulos. He was ten years old when he was stabbed and burned. You might remember the Michael Brown shooting. Here's a recap of how the story was handled in the media: NBC NewsMichael Brown, an unarmed black teen, was shot and killed by police in Ferguson, Missouri.USA TodayFERGUSON, Mo. — A friend who was walking beside black teenager Michael Brown when he was killed by a white police officer says the unarmed 18-year-old victim was shot "like an animal."Washington PostWhat you need to know about the death of an unarmed black teenager...
  • Chris Matthews Plays Hardball with Mike Morrell..Tries To Anyway

    05/21/2015 12:55:35 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-21-15 | Wordsmith
    Former CIA Deputy Director Mike Morrell has been making his rounds in the media, promoting his new book. Earlier this week, he appeared on Hardball with Chris Matthews; and the Iraq war critics have been salivating over this "Aha! Gotcha!" moment: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lqOat2wDitQ Host Chris Matthews asked Morell about a statement Cheney made in 2003: "We know he [Saddam Hussein] has been absolutely devoted to trying to acquire nuclear weapons. And we believe he has, in fact, reconstituted nuclear weapons." Here's the conversation that followed: MATTHEWS: Was that true? MORELL: We were saying— MATTHEWS: Can you answer that question? Was that...
  • The Conservative victory in the UK augurs well for Republicans in 2016

    05/21/2015 9:33:12 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-21-15 | Robert H. Lee
    The British center right party, the Conservatives, won a stunning victory upsetting all predictions of a hung Parliament. This makes the US the exception in the English speaking world of being the only government headed by a leftist, Barack Obama (whom I shall call oBUMa from now on). John Key (New Zealand), Tony Abbott (Australia), Stephen Harper (Canada) and of course David Cameron (UK) are all leaders of center right parties and Prime Ministers of their countries. Will the growing conservative tide from across the Atlantic surge to the US? The Conservative victory in the UK was stunning because for...
  • The “False Narrative” of the Feinstein Report is a Dark Stain on America’s Image

    05/20/2015 6:02:53 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-20-15 | Wordsmith
    Lawfare Blog: Following an American special forces raid on the compound of Islamic State operative Abu Sayyaf, U.S. interrogators, who are part of the High Value Detainee Interrogation Group, have flown to Iraq in order to question Umm Sayyaf, the wife of Abu Sayyaf, who was taken during the operation. Umm Sayyaf was allegedly involved in the workings of the Islamic State and could possibly have played a role in “the enslavement of women in Iraq and Syria.” U.S. interrogators plan to talk to Umm Sayyaf about U.S. hostages held by the militant group. However, according to the Washington Post,...
  • Was toppling Libya all about the money?

    05/19/2015 4:39:45 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 22 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-19-15 | DrJohn
    In 2011 Barack Obama led from behind a NATO coalition bent on removing Moammar Gaddafi from power in Libya. The removal and death of Gaddafi was, Obama put it, a warning to "iron fisted" rulers everywhere. Syria, Iran and North Korea excepted, of course. Over at Foreign Policy this was hailed as a huge success. "Leading from behind" is an important element of this doctrine. It is no insult to lead but let others feel they too are architects of a plan, to lead without making others feel you are bullying, to lead but do so in a way in...
  • Charlie Rose becomes Hillary’s campaign spokesman and Chris Wallace screws up

    05/18/2015 4:34:17 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-18-15 | DrJohn
     CBS This Morning was on the screen (I almost said "tube") this morning and I watched an exchange between Charlie Rose and John Dickerson.  Rose introduced the topic as Marco Rubio being the latest GOP candidate  to "run into trouble" this morning over his comments about the Iraq war. There clearly is a herd mentality out there among the media to play the gotcha game regarding Iraq. Rose played a video clip between Chris Wallace and Marco Rubio in which Wallace asks Rubio "Was the Iraq war a mistake?" Rubio answered properly that it wasn't a mistake at the time. Wallace...
  • The Lie that George W. Bush/U.S. Created ISIS

    05/18/2015 1:28:53 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 28 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-18-15 | Wordsmith
    Who created ISIS? Was it Jeb Bush's brother? (Shout out to Rob Lowe- Thank you!). Can it be traced back to CIA overthrow in 1953 of Mossadeq? Jimmy Carter's lack of leadership support for the Shah in 1979? Is it due to our support of the Saudi royals and other secular Muslim dictators? Or our abandonment of them in wake of the Arab Spring? Did it all start with Reagan and the CIA (war in Afghanistan and CIA support for the Mujahadeen against the Soviets)? Was OBL a CIA creation? Did the U.S. create Saddam? After all, there's that famous...
  • As a supporter of the Iraq War, if you knew then what you know now….

    05/18/2015 11:06:25 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 42 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-18-15 | Wordsmith
    Paul Krugman: Thanks to Jeb Bush, we may finally have the frank discussion of the Iraq invasion we should have had a decade ago. But many influential people — not just Mr. Bush — would prefer that we not have that discussion. There’s a palpable sense right now of the political and media elite trying to draw a line under the subject. Yes, the narrative goes, we now know that invading Iraq was a terrible mistake, and it’s about time that everyone admits it. Now let’s move on. Well, let’s not — because that’s a false narrative, and everyone who...
  • Once again, democrats dance on the dead

    05/14/2015 2:12:23 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 3 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-14-15 | DrJohn
      There's something very wrong with liberals. Very, very wrong. They love to take political advantage of the dead, whether it's Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, Freddie Gray, Benghazi or the Amtrak dead. The bodies of the dead in the Amtrak crash weren't cold- and perhaps hadn't even been recovered yet- when the left began using the Amtrak tragedy to hammer Republicans, blaming budget cuts for the crash. You see, it was budget cuts that made the train go twice as fast as it was supposed to be going. Predictably, the NY Times jumped in with both feet: Such spending now...
  • Obama: We’re going to have to control the media, starting with Fox News

    05/13/2015 7:51:03 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 45 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-13-15 | DrJohn
      The mask is off. No more pretending. The dictator is displeased and things have to change. President Straw Man: I think that the effort to suggest that the poor are sponges, leeches, don’t want to work, are lazy, are undeserving, got traction. And look, it’s still being propagated. I have to say that if you watch Fox News on a regular basis, it is a constant venue. They will find folks who make me mad. I don’t know where they find them. They’re all like, “I don’t want to work. I just want a free Obama Phone, or whatever.”...
  • Did Orrin Occidentally hatch an Offensive Comment?

    05/13/2015 4:02:41 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-13-15 | Wordsmith
    I know, I know....horrible post title. Apparently the PC police are out with their pitchforks and torches (actually, most Americans don't care- just the pc police hammering out their indignation on keyboards, like mine) over Senator Hatch's use of an "antiquated" term for Asia, deemed "offensive" by those looking to be offended: WASHINGTON -- Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) called Asia “the Orient” while speaking on the Senate floor late Tuesday -- an outdated term considered offensive to Asians. Really? What Asians? Which Asians? I'm Oriental. A Siamese single, to be precise. I don't take offense to the term, "the Orient"...
  • 20 ex-CIA chiefs outs “the Grey Lady” for the Sleazeball Newsrag it Is

    05/12/2015 3:59:33 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 10 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-12-15 | Curt
    The New York Times, even to this day, remains "America's newspaper". But why?! The latest brouhaha scandalous decision made by the newspaper involves the outing of 3 CIA officials in wake of reporting that two innocent hostage lives were taken in a drone attack. In response, 20 former senior CIA leaders penned a blistering response to the NYTimes Executive Editor Dean Baquet after he defended his paper's decision to name names. The former CIA officials rebuked: Officials who work on covert operations do not escape accountability. Their actions are carefully reviewed by the C.I.A.’s general counsel, the inspector general, White...
  • A Simple Infographic to Understand the Choice in 2016… More Barack Obama or a Return to Reagan

    05/12/2015 10:23:56 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 12 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-12-15 | DrJohn
    One of the most difficult games to play in politics is the notion of what might have been… How might things have been different had JFK not been shot? How might have things have been different had Al Gore won in 2000? How might things have been different had Mitt Romney or John McCain not run inept campaigns against Barack Obama? We’ll never know what the outcomes might have been because there really is no way to objectively measure that when it comes to policy. Would JFK have scaled up Vietnam the way LBJ did or, if he did, would...
  • It’s not just Pam Geller. Gays are asking for it too

    05/11/2015 11:21:20 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 19 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-11-15 | DrJohn
      The response in many quarters to Islamists' so-called outrage to insulting the prophet Mohammed has been to cower in fear and blame those who exercise their right to free speech rather than those who would kill over it. Lost in the argument is the simple truth that Islamists kill for the sake of killing Christians- both in the Middle East and Africa. ISIS and Boko Haram share that inclination. As slandering Christianity and persecuting Christians has become largely de rigueur in the United States of America it seems not to raise many eyebrows. The left, however, claims to own...
  • Get off my ... American lawn

    05/09/2015 10:32:30 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 9 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-09-15 | DrJohn
      God bless Pam Geller, if you'll excuse the expression. And screw you if you don't. We've had it, and Pam Geller is the tip of the spear. Pam organized a "Draw Muhammad" contest in Texas. The winner of the contest was Bosch Fawstin, a Muslim apostate. He has interesting things to say about Islam: Breitbart News: Are people wrong when they refer to Islam as a religion of peace? Bosch Fawstin: There are so many people that talk about this issue out of their ass. This is an ideology that we have to understand before we say a word....
  • Mexico bought Bill and now Hillary is ready to throw open the gates to more illegals

    05/06/2015 9:06:47 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-06-15 | DrJohn
      This morning Hillary Clinton promised to go even more overboard on illegal invasion than has Obama: It might be the early days of the Democratic primary, but Hillary Clinton on Tuesday appeared to move straight to the general election, challenging the Republicans to attack her on immigration by moving beyond President Barack Obama on the issue. “This is where I differ from everyone on the Republican side,” Clinton said, speaking at a roundtable at Rancho High School in Las Vegas, surrounded by a group of Dreamers. “Make no mistake, today not a single Republican candidate, announced or potential, is...
  • The War on Poverty – $40 Trillion Funding Failure Rather than Facebook or FUBU or Ford

    05/05/2015 3:17:52 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-05-15 | Vince
    Last year the United States celebrated the 50th anniversary of the War on Poverty begun by LBJ in 1964. Over that time the country has spent approximately $40 trillion on welfare and redistribution programs of one sort or another – and that number doesn’t include expenditures for Social Security or Medicare. The program started out slow, but has steadily picked up steam so that today the United States spends over a trillion dollars on welfare programs every year. To put that $1 trillion in perspective, that is more than the GDP of every country on the planet except for the...
  • Ever notice something is always left out of some crime reports?

    05/04/2015 4:48:29 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 27 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-04-15 | DrJohn
      Brian Moore is dead. He was shot in the face two days ago. Moore was 25 at the time of his death. Since joining the NYPD five years ago he made 150 arrests and was awarded two exceptional police service medals and two meritorious police service medals. Here is the ABC News account of the story. Go read it. I'll wait. Notice anything missing? Here are the accounts of the Michael Brown shooting. CNN: Monday was supposed to be Michael Brown's first day at technical college. Instead, his parents were planning his funeral. The 18-year-old was shot by a...
  • A young prosecutor looks to make a name on the backs of Baltimore cops

    05/03/2015 6:12:44 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 16 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-03-15 | DrJohn
    illegal because it was based on finding a knife on Freddie Gray. Mosby asserted that the knife was legal under Maryland law. However, as Branca points out, there are often differences between city and state regulations: Indeed, the City of Baltimore has adopted as an ordinance its City Code §59-22, which states in relevant part: Switch-blade knives. (a) Possession or sale, etc., prohibited. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell, carry, or possess any knife with an automatic spring. Thus (and again assuming Gray’s knife was spring-assisted, as widely reported), even if Mosby is correct (unlikely) that the...
  • Mayor Stephanie hides behind race hustler Sharpton

    05/01/2015 12:12:05 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 19 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 05-01-15 | DrJohn
      It was surreal. Fox News reporter Leland Vittert was trying to get answers from Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and she was being shielded by race hustler Al Sharpton. Rawlings-Blake has been considered to be a rising political star in the democrat party. Then as Baltimore spiraled out of control, Rawlings-Blake found herself way over her head and she was unwilling to take the heat. As Rawlings-Blake headed for a speaking engagement for Sharpton's National Action Network , Sharpton promised that Rawlings-Blake would answer all Vittert's questions, but Rawlings-Blake ducked out the back door and dodged all questions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=287VGwjcmPoRawlings-Blake also...
  • You won’t believe this

    04/30/2015 4:51:52 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 8 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-30-15 | DrJohn
      Who knew? It's is the darndest thing. I've just learned that I am a victim of white supremacy. The country has warmly embraced the actions of Toya Graham, who upon seeing her son participating in the Baltimore riots, let him know in no uncertain terms that he did the wrong thing. BALTIMORE — A mother who was caught on video smacking her 16-year-old son around after he threw objects at police said when they made eye contact, he knew he was in trouble. "I'm a no-tolerant mother. Everybody that knows me, know I don't play that," Toya Graham, a...
  • The Gaystapo and the difference between Joseph Stalin and Adolf Hitler…

    04/28/2015 10:31:29 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 40 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-28-15 | Vince
    During an undergraduate Political Science class a few decades ago one of my professors discussed the difference between Stalin and Hitler. While both were indeed power hungry and responsible for the deaths of tens of millions of people, they were distinctly different in motivation. Stalin, he suggested, was completely focused on power. He didn’t care how he got it or who he had to work with or betray in order to get it or keep it. If you were in his way, he would crush you and not think twice about it. If however you got out of his way...
  • Selling out the country is a long standing Clinton family tradition

    04/24/2015 8:37:40 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 17 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-24-15 | DrJohn
      In 2014 China made a round trip to the moon with robotic explorers. The Chinese intend to launch a mission to the moon that will return samples back to Earth. They have outlined their ambitious plans for outer space here. IEEE/Spectrum calls China the "Next Space Superpower."“The Chinese have said repeatedly that they are not going to go into space, land on the moon, look around, say, Been there, done that,’ and consider themselves done,” says Johnson-Freese. “They’re going to do stepping-stone infrastructure, and in those terms their space station makes sense.” Where else might Chinese astronauts go? Their...
  • Obama kills another American. And an ally. They were good guys.

    04/23/2015 4:29:37 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 18 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-23-15 | DrJohn
      An American drone strike in January killed four people in Afghanistan: An American and an Italian held hostage by al-Qaida, as well as two Americans working with the terror group, were inadvertently killed in U.S. counterterrorism operations earlier this year, the White House said Thursday. The White House said that Warren Weinstein, an American held by al-Qaida since 2011, and Giovanni Lo Porto, an Italian held since 2012, were killed in a January operation in the border region of Afghanistan and Pakistan. The operation targeted an al-Qaida-associated compound and there was no reason to believe either hostage was present,...
  • The Schutzstaffel lives on. It’s known as the Wisconsin Democrat Party

    04/22/2015 11:51:07 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 19 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-22-15 | DrJohn
      The Schutzstaffel was among other things, the political police of the Third Reich. The SS expanded from a small paramilitary unit to a powerful force that served as the Führer's bodyguard, the Nazi Party's "Protection Squadron" and a force that, fielding almost a million men (both on the front lines and as political police), managed to exert as much political influence in the Third Reich as the Wehrmacht, Germany's regular armed forces. Today the SS lives on in Wisconsin. It has been renamed the Democrat Party. They have hated Scott Walker pretty much since the day he was born....
  • Pies, Free Markets and the American Experiment

    04/21/2015 11:20:44 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-21-15 | Vince
    I've often used the phrase “when I’m rich” followed by, "I’m going to do X and Y and Z". Anyone hearing me say that could certainly be forgiven for thinking my primary motivation is to grow my bank account just for the sake of filling it up. In reality however nothing could be farther from the truth. While I do want to grow my bank account, it’s not the money. If it were I could probably figure out an easier way to do it than tilting at windmills seeking to start a successful business. Robbing a bank would be faster,...
  • Don’t the Turkish clerics have something better to do?

    04/15/2015 10:59:21 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 4 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-15-15 | Robert H. Lee
    The Directorate of Religious Affairs in Turkey has declared in a fatwa that it is OK to use toilet paper. Islamic scriptures had commanded Muslims to use the left hand with either water or three stones to clean themselves after defecating. The Directorate explained that the earlier rules use water or stones were made at a time when toilet paper was unavailable. So I guess they were just updating Islam for the modern era. But don’t they have better things to do? There are many more urgent things that can be updated. Take slavery for example. Slavery has been practiced...