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  • DNC Retaliates Against Sanders Supporters Who Call Foul on Corruption

    07/28/2016 7:23:27 PM PDT · 13 of 17
    vigilence to RKBA Democrat

    While I sympathize to some degree with Bernie supporters who got screwed by the DNC they really should be more angry with Bernie himself. They can”t be surprised that the DNC was stacking the deck against them but Bernie refused to play hardball and use the email scandals to his advantage, preferring to rest on his laurels and, oh by the way secure his own future in the Senate thereby selling his supporters down the river.

  • Luzer Cruz

    07/20/2016 7:20:12 PM PDT · 79 of 118
    vigilence to LoneRangerMassachusetts

    I, like most on this board, am a Conservative, both fiscally and socially. I am pro-Trump and think the Washington D.C. swamp needs to be drained and cleaned up...both parties. I think the majority of Conservatives do. So why are Conservative leaders like Ted Cruz adamantly claiming the purity high ground by refusing o support a nationalist like Donald Trump who has proven that he is more appealing to more voters than Ted Cruz did? Since when is it intellectually intolerable to support a nationalist yet tolerable to support faux conservatives like Mitt Romney, John McCain, George Bush and Bob Dole? Trump, the man has many shortcomings, but if he wins and brings about needed reform in this country then what difference does it make if he’s not a Conservative? Shame on Cruz for thinking of himself first and the country second.

  • SAY WHAT? BRITAIN’S NEW PM SAYS UK Could “Benefit A Great Deal” From Sharia Law

    07/12/2016 10:56:19 PM PDT · 37 of 54
    vigilence to BlackFemaleArmyCaptain

    Meet the new boss...same as the old boss.

  • Best/Nicest classic car or musclecar

    07/10/2016 11:20:08 AM PDT · 50 of 107
    vigilence to gigster

    Classiest car I ever drove was my friend’s 1986 Jaguar XJS, very smooth and refined 12 cylinder torque machine. Best overall sports car was my 1984 Porsche 944 which would rev like a Wankel rotary and corner like it was on rails. Best American sports car was a friends frame off restored 1962 Corvette convertible. Fastest race car was a racetrack only C/A 1968 427 (468) L-88 Camaro that ran high 9’s to low 10’s in 1/4 mile. But my favorite car of all time was my 1969 SS396 Camaro, Marina blue with white stripes and black interior that I replaced with a motor I built, a LS-6 454, Hooker headers, 800 cfm Holley, electric fuel pump backed up with Borg-Warner Super T-10 4 Speed w/2.64 first gear and 4.56 12 bolt posi rear end driving L-60 Goodyears mounted on classic 15” American mags. Life’s priorities and bad gas forced me to sell but still wish I had it today as everyone and his brother wants one...including me!

  • State Department reopens Clinton emails probe

    07/07/2016 4:48:21 PM PDT · 21 of 91
    vigilence to ImJustAnotherOkie

    Prediction: State will echo Comey’s conclusions and issue a finding of ill advised but not criminal. Then quietly tighten regs and enforcement, meaning a full time Inspector General.

  • You Can Already Buy a Kit to Circumvent California's Brand-New 'Assault Weapon' Law

    07/07/2016 4:29:14 PM PDT · 30 of 40
    vigilence to Celerity

    Which begs the question to be answered by each policeman: Did you swear an oath to your Department and it’s floating, politically motivated SOP’s or did you swear an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States?

  • WATCH: 'Hillary Clinton Will Be Indicted,' Says Frank Luntz, Following Bill Meeting Loretta Lynch

    07/03/2016 4:10:36 PM PDT · 44 of 149
    vigilence to 2ndDivisionVet

    Remember, he’s still Slick Willy. I think that he knew exactly what he was doing. He is hoping that his visit with Lynch will trigger the appointment of a special prosecutor which kicks this foul smelling can down the road until after the election since a SP would take months to conduct his own investigation which would allow Hillary to continue to maintain her innocence through the election which she currently leads when theoretically she could pardon she and her staff.

  • Osan honors airman who died after helping rescue family from fire(S. Korea)

    07/01/2016 10:28:09 PM PDT · 13 of 18
    vigilence to kempster

    I was down the road at Suwon Air Base in 69-70 but regularly took the bus to Osan to see a movie and have some ice cream at the BX complex on my days off. I always marveled at the ramshackle buildings outside the main gate...bars, meat markets,tailors...and did I mention all of the bars? When I read this story I visualized the old buildings that these hard working, industrious people existed in and the numerous exposed electrical lines that weaved their way to and from them. SSgt. Rogers was a credit to her uniform and makes me proud to know that she and her Airmen brethren are carrying on the traditions and values we fought for so long ago.

  • Not all Muslims are terrorists, but virtually all terrorists are Muslims

    06/21/2016 8:29:07 PM PDT · 12 of 14
    vigilence to pboyington

    Not all terrorists are Muslims but all Muslims share the same hateful religion/political system as Muslim terrorists.

  • Donald Trump wrong that 'there's no real assimilation' by U.S. Muslims

    06/18/2016 4:18:00 PM PDT · 62 of 86
    vigilence to heights

    And I’ve seen numbers in other polls saying as many as 90% of American Muslims (certainly recent refugees) support Sharia Law. And Sharia Law is polar opposite to our Constitution so why wasn’t it even mentioned in this left leaning article? How can you judge someone assimilated when they don’t even believe in our political/legal system?

  • Senator Cruz Defends 2A on the Floor of the Senate, Excoriates Obama Terrorism Fail

    06/17/2016 7:46:09 AM PDT · 8 of 62
    vigilence to marktwain

    I’ll say again...If the FBI didn’t have to use 100 plus agents to investigate Crooked Hillary perhaps they would have had a better chance to stop some of these Radical Islamic attacks on the American people!

  • Gun store owner: We called FBI before Orlando shooting

    06/17/2016 7:37:46 AM PDT · 55 of 69
    vigilence to digger48

    Yah, I was proud enough of that one that I sent it in to his website. Hope he uses it. The lame stream press would go apoplectic!

  • Gun store owner: We called FBI before Orlando shooting

    06/16/2016 8:59:46 PM PDT · 29 of 69
    vigilence to NoLibZone

    Stands to reason that if the FBI wasn’t using 100 plus agents investigating Crooked Hillary they would have more agents available to monitor potential Muslim extremists like the Orlando shooter.

  • Clinton’s inexcusable, willful disregard for the rules

    05/25/2016 6:33:31 PM PDT · 23 of 31
    vigilence to NRx

    She still hasn’t properly answered why she set up a private server. She has said that it was for her convenience but that in hindsight it was a bad choice, a mistake. I think it was to limit FOIA requests because they might expose how she used her position to extort money for access to her and what she did for them in return using the Clinton Initiative to launder the money. She sells access and God knows what else and has them donate the fee to CGI where she, Bill and Chelsea use it for their own purposes and send a fraction of it to charity while the buyers get access, favors and a tax write off for charitable contributions. What a family of scam artists. That’s why she deleted 30,000 emails about “her daughters wedding...right.

  • Trump's women problem

    05/13/2016 9:10:15 AM PDT · 28 of 83
    vigilence to Java4Jay

    When are people going to realize that because Trump regards women as equals he will respond to them just as he would to a man without the usual cultural filters demanded by political correctness, especially if he is being attacked.

  • Saudis snub Obama on Riyadh arrival amid growing tensions

    04/20/2016 12:54:51 PM PDT · 31 of 33
    vigilence to Nachum

    Obama knew he would receive this kind of reception due to his sellout of the Saudis in the Iran deal. But rather than having the American public perceive the truth his team resurrects the 9/11 classified twenty eight page issue to deflect the truth and put the Saudis on the defensive. They have said all along to go ahead and make it public.

  • Is “The System” Really Rigged?

    04/17/2016 4:53:22 AM PDT · 11 of 152
    vigilence to Cboldt

    In an election year where the theme is “replace the status quo” and total disgust with our system it is beyond me how states can either disregard the votes of the people and pledge delagates to another candidate or not even have a primary vote! Not only does it give the appearance of impropriety, its a big F... Y.. to their constituents and rejects the mood of the country’s body politic. I was a Cruz supporter until he embraced the GOPe and adopted a win at all costs attitude. Reminds me of Pete Townsend’s lyric...Meet the new Boss, same as the old Boss.

  • The Truth About The Colorado Delegate Controversy | Donald Trump vs. Ted Cruz

    04/11/2016 8:10:58 PM PDT · 49 of 112
    vigilence to 4rcane

    When you set aside the Trump vs Cruz argument the real issue here is one of legitimacy. Both Cruz and Trump are running against the establishment and the anti-Washington backlash this election cycle highlights the disgust by voters of the status quo where everything seems to be rigged against the law abiding middle class. So for Colorodo to embrace a system that does not include a primary election to send pledged delegates to the convention based upon election results smacks of cronyism and business as usual and therefore illegitimate no matter what system was adopted months ago. Remember the old axiom of “the appearance of impropriety”?


    04/10/2016 8:14:54 PM PDT · 52 of 155
    vigilence to Hojczyk

    I admit that my BA is forty years old now but at least we all agreed that free speech applied to all. But of course the left has had forty years to get that quaint idea supplanted by the fascist view that is currently held by “educated” people. Their idea of social justice is to reject opposing views out of hand without critical examination and anyone who disagrees is:
    A. Racist
    B. Ignorant
    C. Homophobic
    D. Islamophobic
    E. Immoral
    F. Miscogenistic
    G. All of the above/supply your own hate speech term.

  • No political influence in Clinton email probe, Obama says

    04/10/2016 11:26:27 AM PDT · 26 of 30
    vigilence to bkopto

    How can she have been “careless”, as he characterizes her email system and NOT have “jeopardized national security”? Isn’t it one in the same? To be careless IS to jeopardize. And this guy graduated from Harvard Law?

  • Clinton Email Scandal: Hillary’s Documents Flowed Openly Across Web

    04/07/2016 1:32:25 AM PDT · 8 of 33
    vigilence to Mr Apple

    The dominant argument she and her minions have always reverted to in her past scandals was that “there is no evidence” and in this case I suspect she will resurrect it again as a public defense that “there is no evidence that any secrets were compromised” as if any country would step forward and admit to hacking. Keep in mind though that the only reason we know of her emails is because Gucifer brought it to the worlds attention when he hacked her system. And if a private citizen could do it certainly if not one but all of those countries mentioned in the story and there armies of intelligence gatherers certainly must have as well.

  • Trump's Gambit

    03/19/2016 4:51:54 PM PDT · 24 of 32
    vigilence to Fhios

    I really can’t see either Cruz or Kasich accepting VP slot. If Cruz loses this year he will return to the Senate and gear up for 2020 and Kasich will return to Ohio. My VP money is on “little Marco Rubio” to attract Latinos and get some OJT for replacing Trump in 2024.

  • Fox News Hits Three Year Perception Low With Republicans

    02/27/2016 2:51:47 AM PST · 43 of 240
    vigilence to ImNotLying

    Without researching the following generalization I think I can safely say that few of the people appearing on news shows actually have journalism degrees. Most are just personalities with handsome features and too many of them are lawyers. And their complaints that Internet blogs lack legitimacy because their views lack a journalistic editorial filter reeks of hypocrisy since they themselves are many times less journalistic and derive their supposed legitimacy due to their larger soap box. As for Megan Kelly, her first question to Trump smacked of “gotcha” and was couched as prosecutorial feminism akin to “are you still beating your wife or have you stopped”? So women are free to attack men with impunity and to respond in kind as Trump did is sexist? It would be more sexist to cow tow to Rosie O’Donnel and not engage in discourse due to her gender. She can’t attack someone and not expect a response in kind no matter her gender. But Kelly, being a lawyer and thus one of the least liked professionals in the country knew all of this to begin with but couldn’t resist the opportunity to be the one to bring Trump down. But she got out of it what she wanted more fame and fortune with a women’s magazine cover spread and a bidding war between Fox (Roger Ailes) and CNN (Jeff Zucker) with Kelly the winner. Contrast her question of Trump with her questions of the other candidates and you are left with an unfair and unbalanced conclusion and that Trump handled the question beautifully by saying “come on it was Rosie O’Donnell”!

  • Emails Conversations Contained The Names Of CIA Operatives

    02/01/2016 8:54:26 PM PST · 13 of 28
    vigilence to Rabin

    The net result to this is, at a minimum, highly cultivated Humint assets must be replaced since there are no guarantees that their cover hasn’t been blown resulting in loss of intelligence gathering on the ground for a country sorely lacking in Humint since we predominately use technology such as intercepts and satellite immigery. Maximum damage? People die or are turned. Nothing positive in this story unless it’s just one more nail in Mre Clinton’s coffin.

  • Bill Kristol: Don't Underestimate Ted Cruz

    01/19/2016 10:40:24 PM PST · 16 of 29
    vigilence to 2ndDivisionVet

    The real question is if this is, indeed, a two man race Trump vs Cruz with Trump only in the 30% range can he get to 51% since all of the other candidates votes are more likely to be inherited by Cruz, not Trump in my opinion.

  • Benghazi 13 Hours Review

    01/16/2016 7:53:35 PM PST · 35 of 114
    vigilence to ConservativeMan55

    I was prepared to be very critical of the storyline when I went to see it but the only fault I could find was with the initial setup description that said that the US and France had bombed Libyan forces under the dictator Ghadiffi to support the introduction of a democratic government. No mention was made that this was a Clinton/Obama arms for the Arab Spring adventure unsanctioned by Congress. It was good at showing how the general populace was highly armed due to Clinton/Obamas lack of planning that should have included Special Ops forces on the ground at the time of the bombings or slightly before to be sure all of these arms were denied to the terrorist entities including the SAMs that are now the biggest threat not being talked about. but boots on the ground is unthinkable to liberal minds.

  • Anyone see "The Big Short" Yet- Comments?

    01/13/2016 6:11:04 PM PST · 17 of 22
    vigilence to DesertRhino

    Alan Greenspan has been quoted as saying that the mortgage crisis was a direct result of sub-prime lending begun in Clinton’s second term after Jesse Jackson objected to red-lining in low value minority neighborhoods. The Dems response included directing Fanny May and Freddie Mac to write sub-prime loans which they bundled with profitable loans and sold to investment banks. Since the banks were slow to react by increasing their reserves they were caught short when the feces hit the fan in 2008 and became the Dems whipping boys to deflect blame from themselves. It is worth noting that:
    1. The realtors played fast and loose with borrower apps of all applicants in their rush to make money while the lending capital spigot was wide open.
    2. Even after the problem was exposed the banks were slow to respond.
    3. Fanny May and Freddie Mac executives received obscene bonuses despite public criticisms.
    4. And though I’m not a huge George Bush fan, his administration did attempt on 16 different occasions to get congress to change this policy.
    5. The policy has not changed, sub-prime loans are still being written.
    6. Banks are still failing tests of their readiness to combat another crisis.

  • Sarcastic Definition of the Day: Liberal

    01/11/2016 2:53:43 PM PST · 4 of 8
    vigilence to The Looking Spoon

    Their idealism boils down to one phrase...the ends justify the means, just like the Bolsheviks.

  • Spieth anything but rusty, shoots 30 under -- THIRTY! -- at Kapalua

    01/11/2016 2:29:08 PM PST · 32 of 44
    vigilence to Baynative

    He is the epitome of “drive for show, putt for dough”. He’s not as long as some but long enough and more accurate than most. Combine that with a great iron game and lights out putting and he is one tough competitor.

  • NRA: 'We Were Offered One Pre-Screened Question' at CNN's Town Hall on Guns

    01/08/2016 11:46:17 AM PST · 23 of 24
    vigilence to Nachum

    I’ve had my own disagreements with the NRA (i.e.: their support for GOPe candidates over Tea Party candidates and lack of opposition to anti-gun legislation here in California) but I support their decision to not attend the set up at CNN. Why? Because to have done so would have furthered the President’s attempt to legitimize an illegitimate Executive Order. POTUS’s attempt to move past the legitimacy of his order by obscuring it with the details of the order and the reasons why does little more than create an election year issue upon which the Democrats can obfuscate
    the miserable record they have for the last eight years.

  • Obama to bolster gun background checks

    01/04/2016 7:59:47 PM PST · 20 of 24
    vigilence to Ghost of Philip Marlowe

    If Obama had the real legal authority to do what he is trying to bluff his way to do he would have quoted it. That it took so long and had so many of his staff investigating his authority to do so indicates how sketchy his legal reasoning is. Even if he is challenged in court the Dems will use it to shame voters into supporting their candidates in November...what, you don’t want to save lives?

  • There are actually more Mexicans leaving the U.S. than coming in

    11/21/2015 7:54:49 PM PST · 33 of 70
    vigilence to TBP

    Once again the Dims are attempting to frame the debate. Notice they say “Mexicans” not “illegals” which includes Central/South Americans, Middle East types, Asians and god knows who else that have entered the country illegally.

  • Great Planes McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom

    10/24/2015 9:35:46 PM PDT · 22 of 33
    vigilence to Yardstick

    First time I saw an F-4 was on my first night on duty in the war, Kunson AB, S.Korea. As a Security Policeman I was assigned to guard eight Priority A F-4’s in revetments under the lights. Around 11 PM flares began to go off on the south perimeter and tracer rounds began dancing out to see. Suddenly the SAT jeep roared up to me and gave me two bandoleers of 5.56 and told me to watch myself, we had sappers in the perimeter and sped away. My first thought was damn, I thought this war was over 15 years ago! Next my years of watching WW2 movies kicked in and I quickly took cover where I could see all of my aircraft without walking in plain sight. Eventually there was a flash of light offshore and the N.Korean spy boat was dispatched by S.Korean patrol boat. Pretty exciting for my first night on duty. When I rotated back stateside I was assigned to Nellis AFB (Las Vegas) and was able to enjoy watching the Thunderbirds practice in their F-4’s as they rattled the windows of every building on base. Good times.

  • Gilmore challenges Trump to 'mano a mano' debate on birthright citizenship

    08/29/2015 11:13:03 PM PDT · 32 of 80
    vigilence to Kickass Conservative

    In 1954 Ike directed our U.S. customs and Immigration department to deport illegals in the Southwest under operation wetback and hundreds of thousands were rounded up and returned to Mexico. Many more voluntarily left to avoid being arrested. I assume it was legal under the constitution then so why not now? All that is lacking is the political will to do so.

  • Gun-Free Zones Are Not Safe

    06/01/2015 1:20:17 PM PDT · 9 of 13
    vigilence to brucedavis

    Under what constitutional authority does any entity have the right to negate my Second Amendment rights any time or any where? As far as that goes why do state laws usurp Federally guaranteed constitutional rights? If any other other constitutional right, such as the libs bastions First or Fourth amendments were under attack what woul be their reaction?

  • So here's the question..... (Vanatacious)

    07/19/2013 3:13:32 PM PDT · 9 of 17
    vigilence to nesnah

    If Obama had his own city it would most certainly look like Detroit!

  • NRA ad: Obama gun proposals would lead to ‘confiscation’

    02/13/2013 4:36:26 PM PST · 5 of 17
    vigilence to neverdem

    It seems to me that the better argument to make is this: If we allow the government to FURTHER infringe on the Second Amendment where does their ability to strip us of our rights end? Which Amendment will be next? Free Speech? States rights? The slope gets very slippery when gun grabbers target one right but feel safe that the others won’t be targeted. Just remember, it is the Second that protects the rest.

  • No Charges for Officer in Submachine Gun Killing; Promised to 'Blow' Victim's 'Head Off'

    10/26/2012 3:23:37 PM PDT · 9 of 11
    vigilence to Altariel

    So now cops can shoot you even if they think you may have a weapon. The guy was pretty dumb to keep running and provoking the officer but without a weapon being displayed this is a “homer” call. What happened to using reasonable force dictated by the perp?

  • Obama's Navy and 'Quality Time'

    10/23/2012 12:01:04 PM PDT · 16 of 18
    vigilence to pabianice

    Mr. Obama’s fundamental premise makes no sense, unless he assumes that our Navy somehow has acquired a Starship type shielding device making them totally unsinkable. A smaller Navy means that for every ship sunk a higher percentage of our total Navy is eliminated. A larger Navy means we have a stronger Navy not only qualitatively but quantitavely.

  • Conservatives counter claims that Mitt Romney was a bully: Obama was even worse!

    05/11/2012 10:30:44 AM PDT · 19 of 40
    vigilence to Deo volente

    Since I’m old enough to vividly remember those days I can tell you that in 1965 with long hair and “Beatle boots” becoming popular there was a lot of “us against them”, 1950’s style haircuts and clothes vs. the British invasion and there was a lot of short hair’s vs longhairs. It was first implied that the victim of the prank was gay and now it’s progressed to assuming he was gay, thus the outrage. But if you really want to talk about bullying what about Obamacare being passed despite 70% of the populace being against it? Obama is still bullying after all these years.

  • Women boost Obama over Romney in new ABC poll

    04/10/2012 1:47:00 PM PDT · 15 of 40
    vigilence to Jacob Kell

    Team O’bama will try to make this election about Romney. We need to make it about O’bama. There’s an old saying in the legal profession about how easy it is to indict a “ham sandwich”. O’bama needs to be our ham sandwich. We need to keep hammering him on all of his screwups in the last four years. But, chief among them, we need to lead with “Why was your first presidential act the passing of O’bamacare instead of passing legislation allowing our free market to create jobs?” This is the crux of his vulnerability as far as I’m concerned.

  • Marijuana Myths

    02/03/2012 4:08:59 PM PST · 243 of 331
    vigilence to JustSayNoToNannies

    Yes, I do support an end to taxes on liquor, tobacco etc. The government is making value judgements as to what is ‘right and wrong” and has exploded into PC, food police and how much money one should pay for doing well in our society. The boys that started the Whiskey Rebellion in 1789 were right. The Federal Government began taxing whiskey to pay off the national debt back then and it’s snowballed since then. Look at the Federal income tax. It was never approved by the states but we still have it due to Federal fiat.

  • Marijuana Myths

    02/03/2012 11:25:17 AM PST · 33 of 331
    vigilence to gabriellah


  • Marijuana Myths

    02/03/2012 11:25:12 AM PST · 32 of 331
    vigilence to gabriellah


  • Cain accuser stands by claim of longtime affair

    11/30/2011 1:33:02 PM PST · 12 of 132
    vigilence to Berlin_Freeper

    So he was seeing her on the side all of that time...while he was battling Stage 4 cancer? What a man.....and give me a break woman.

  • Does Maxine Waters’ Support Run Deep?

    11/29/2011 12:24:12 PM PST · 10 of 10
    vigilence to Slyscribe

    Whatever happened to her ethics review? Swept under the rug?

  • Obama's Job Approval Drops Below Carter's

    11/29/2011 12:19:07 PM PST · 26 of 38
    vigilence to RobinMasters

    One more time we’re allowing the media to steer the conversation. The real comparison that Obama’s 43% should be made with is the 44% of Lyndon Johnson, perhaps one of the most hated Presidents of my generation...and we all know what happened to him.

  • Former President of National Restaurant Association has Ties to the Mitt Romney Campaign

    11/02/2011 10:59:31 AM PDT · 24 of 35
    vigilence to DFG

    First, I’m not a Mitt Romney supporter. But who has the most to gain out of this accusation? Isn’t it a bit too obvious that whomever made this accusation is doing it in the heat of the Republican primaries where it will be assumed by many (see above) that it came from the Romney campaign? Why does all of the media want Romney? Because they think Obama can beat him. Why screw with Cain? Because they FEAR him. So get it out there now and hope it knocks out both Romney (conservative disgust that he would do such a thing) and Cain (general disgust that he would be a “harasser”) and then use it next November.

  • Eric Holder likely to face Fast & Furious questions from Senate Nov. 8

    10/31/2011 1:23:39 PM PDT · 17 of 21
    vigilence to Smokeyblue

    Boycotting Politico, don’t care what they have to say, they’re unreliable and do not follow ethical journalism rules.

  • Hillary Clinton polls ahead of GOP frontrunners (Not that it matters, but still...)

    10/27/2011 12:55:53 PM PDT · 11 of 33
    vigilence to SeekAndFind

    This is Time magazine’s way of tempting the Hill to run again and save the Dem’s bacon, collectively, in the ‘12 elections.