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  • No More Hope for Democrats

    10/21/2018 10:12:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies ^ | October 21, 2018 | Jeff Crouere
    Over the next several weeks, Americans will be going to the polls in the most eagerly anticipated and consequential mid-term election in our nation’s history. Voters will decide whether to continue the President’s agenda which includes cutting regulations and taxes, boosting our military, renegotiating our trade deals, and focusing on border security. This agenda has produced incredible economic results in less than two years. This week, the World Economic Forum rated the United States as the most competitive economy among the 140 countries ranked. This is the first time since 2008 that the United States has topped this important list....
  • They danced and jumped to celebrate homecoming weekend. Then the floor gave way.

    10/21/2018 9:59:43 AM PDT · by carriage_hill · 16 replies
    CNN ^ | 10-21-18 | Keith Allen and Eric Levenson
    As a crowded group of Clemson University students and local residents danced and jumped around at an apartment clubhouse late Saturday night, Jeremy Tester felt something strange beneath his feet. "You could hear the floor about to go through, kind of," he said, "but nobody thought it was going to happen. They just kept going." But suddenly the floor gave way. Dozens of partiers dropped into free fall and landed in a mass of sprawling bodies in the basement. Police said 30 people were injured when the floor of the apartment clubhouse collapsed during a party on homecoming weekend in...
  • Sucker-Punching the People

    10/21/2018 9:53:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | October 21, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    We have a choice: Govern ourselves or allow legislators and judges in our federal and state capitals to rule over us. I much prefer the former. Give me a republic in which important individual rights have been constitutionally secured and democratic elections established. In reality, that democracy part is as imperiled as our rights. Those fair elections, whereby we staff government and correct its course, too often prove hard to come by. On Friday, the Arkansas Supreme Court struck Issue 3, a citizen-initiated measure to restore legislative term limits, from Arkansas’ November ballot. In a 4-3 ruling, the court declared...
  • Man, 72, 'stoned to death by monkeys' in India

    10/21/2018 9:37:07 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 44 replies
    Police say the monkeys rained bricks on the man, 72, from a treetop after earlier collecting them from a run down building. A man in India has died after a group of monkeys threw bricks at him from a tree. Dharampal Singh, 72, had been collecting pieces of dry wood before the incident in Tikri, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday. Police said monkeys rained bricks on the man from a treetop after collecting them from a nearby dilapidated building, the Times of India reported.
  • Pelosi Hounded by Protesters Screaming 'Communist!' at Event for Donna Shalala

    10/21/2018 9:35:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 18 replies ^ | 10/20/2018 | Rick Moran
    Nancy Pelosi walked smack into the middle of a local congressional fight in Florida yesterday and was accosted by dozens of protesters -- some of them from the violent right-wing group Proud Boys -- who screamed "communist!" at the House minority leader. Pelosi was on her way to an event for Democratic congressional candidate Donna Shalala, who stuck her foot in it by inviting Georgia Rep. Barbara Lee -- a Fidel Castro admirer -- to the same event. The district is heavily Hispanic and anti-Castro, having been represented previously by GOP Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, and Shalala's tone-deaf move to invite...
  • Because He Fights

    10/21/2018 9:32:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 21, 2018 | Gil Gutknecht
    Historians tell us that the War Department didn’t have much respect for him. They told the president that he drank too much. He was reckless. He was too willing to accept large numbers of casualties. Establishment Republicans worried aloud that Grant’s approach would lead to military and political disaster. When Lincoln was asked why he chose the diminutive Ulysses Grant to command the Union Forces, he said that he could not spare him “because he fights.” Lincoln had more than a stomach full of the resume’ rich Generals who looked the part. The ones who said the right things, who...
  • Body Slams on the Left; Body Slams on the Right

    10/21/2018 9:19:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies ^ | October 21, 2018 | Debra J. Saunders
    WASHINGTON -- Progressive activist Wilfred Michael Stark was arrested Tuesday for suspicion of battery against Kristin Davison, the campaign manager for Nevada's GOP gubernatorial candidate, Adam Laxalt. Until he was fired after the incident, Stark worked for American Bridge, a self-described "progressive research and communications organization committed to holding Republicans accountable for their words and actions," His arrest, an earlier arrest at another campaign event, and other recent incidents involving the left made it appear this was open season on Republicans. Then, just when it seemed like the perfect time to write about Democrats' embrace of intimidation tactics, President Donald...
  • Witches are going to hex Kavanaugh tonight while an exorcist tries to protect him with mass

    10/21/2018 8:58:47 AM PDT · by US Navy Vet · 35 replies
    ABC 15 Arizona ^ | Oct 20, 2018 | Susan Gonzalez
    Oh, boy. Saturday, October 20 is turning into a battle of other worldly powers as an occult store in Brooklyn, New York prepares to host a ritual to "hex" newly appointed U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. In response, an exorcist in California will be hosting a regularly scheduled mass and will pray for the justice to protect him from " a conjuring of evil." Catland Books in Brooklyn describes their event as "a public hex on Brett Kavanaugh, upon all rapists and the patriarchy at large which emboldens, rewards and protects them." According to the Facebook page for the...
  • Radicals Have Taken Over the Democratic Party

    10/21/2018 8:57:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies ^ | October 21, 2018 | Wayne Allyn Root
    I remember giving a speech about a decade ago at a large GOP event in San Francisco. I opened the event by saying, "It's kind of strange being in a place where you can be openly gay but you've got to be a closet Republican." The crowd roared. A lot of people hide things in the closet. No one has to hide being gay anymore (thank goodness). And even though I'm a Ronald Reagan-Donald Trump conservative, I have no problem with a person being a reasonable moderate Democrat. But I do have a problem with candidates being extreme, radical socialist,...
  • 23 charts and maps that show the world is getting much, much better

    10/21/2018 7:43:19 AM PDT · by Baynative · 15 replies
    Vox ^ | Dylan Matthews
    EXHIBIT: The power of media On display here is the power of the media that I think is helping to shape the distorted opinions of millennials. While the charts and maps show optimistic trends in almost every category, the author starts this report by saying: "For most Americans, these feel like bleak times. We have a massively unpopular, scandal-plagued president whose aides are being convicted of serious federal felonies. Overt, old-fashioned racism is publicly visible and powerful in a way it wasn’t only five years ago. More than 200 admired, powerful men have been accused of sexual misconduct or assault....
  • Interest in Midterms Boosts Trump's Approval Rating to its Highest Mark of his Time in Office

    10/21/2018 7:28:49 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 31 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Oct. 21, 2018 | Janet Hook
    New WSJ/NBC News poll finds President Trump’s job-approval rating at 47%, the highest mark of his time in office.
  • RAGE: Brit Actress Claire Foy Calls Trump 'Giant P**is of America,' Has Violent Thoughts

    10/21/2018 7:21:15 AM PDT · by rktman · 52 replies ^ | 10/21/2018 | Tim Graham
    All that is certain in life is death, taxes, and leftist celebrities speaking crudely. The latest edition of The Hollywood Reporter has a cover story celebrating British actress Claire Foy, presently playing the wife of Neil Armstrong in the Moon-landing movie First Man. Reporter Anna Peele is walking about D.C. with Foy, who is easily angered by protests around the confirmation of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Perhaps bystanders are blanking on Foy because they are distracted by the hashtagged signs held up by their fellow citizens ("Kava-NOPE") or the many 18-wheelers parked on the Mall and festooned with banners...
  • Free Beacon Mocks NPR Hour on Talking to 'Dangerous Idiots' on Climate(#mealso)

    10/21/2018 7:02:44 AM PDT · by rktman · 24 replies ^ | 10/21/2018 | Tim Graham
    Our friend David Rutz at the Washington Free Beacon listened to a typically one-sided hour of National Public Radio on climate change on Tuesday and wrote an article titled "NPR: How Do We Talk to the Dangerous Idiots Who Disagree With Us?" The national talk show 1A tweeted out this summation: "Climate change is a fundamental threat. The science is clear and scientists around the world agree that this a man-made problem. What, if anything, can be done to win over climate skeptics?" Rutz summarized it this way: "I listened to a remarkable bit of self-parody on National Public Radio...
  • Trump Administration Eyes Defining Transgender Out of Existence

    10/21/2018 6:49:56 AM PDT · by blueplum · 75 replies
    NYTimes ^ | 21 Oct 2018 | Erica L. Green, Katie Benner and Robert Pear
    WASHINGTON — The Trump administration is considering narrowly defining gender as a biological, immutable condition determined by genitalia at birth, the most drastic move yet in a governmentwide effort to roll back recognition and protections of transgender people under federal civil rights law. ... the Department of Health and Human Services is spearheading an effort to establish a legal definition of sex under Title IX, the federal civil rights law that bans gender discrimination in education programs that receive government financial assistance, according to a memo obtained by The New York Times. The department argued in its memo that key...
  • Don’t Hand Congress to the Radical Left

    10/21/2018 6:18:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | October 21, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    In moving the Supreme Court appointment off the agenda, we now have greater clarity on the necessity of what lies ahead if Republicans do not mobilize to maintain control of both houses of Congress. We must now focus on why it is so important that Republicans unite and drive the election cycle toward a favorable outcome. The primary focus lies with the fact that the controlling element of messaging, and the agenda, on the Left is with the radical Left. They have been forcing the more mainstream Democrats to the left, thus causing a shift of the entire party. A...
  • States With Legal Pot See Increase In Car Accidents, Studies Say

    10/21/2018 6:09:43 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 80 replies
    CBS Denver ^ | October 18, 2018
    CNN) – The National Transportation Safety Board said Tuesday that the probable cause of a crash that killed 12 people on a church bus near Concan, Texas, in March 2017 was that the 20-year-old man whose truck hit the bus was under the influence of marijuana and a sedative. In its report, the board says that there has been an increase in the number of drug-impaired drivers across the country and that something must be done about it. That call to action seems to match up with a report released Thursday from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety’s Highway Loss...
  • Amy Schumer challenges white NFL players to kneel for anthem: 'Otherwise how are you not complicit?'

    10/21/2018 5:56:21 AM PDT · by kevcol · 75 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | October 21, 2018
    Don’t look for Amy Schumer in any Super Bowl LIII commercials this time around. She’s sitting this one out as she stands with Colin Kaepernick and his take-a-knee protest against racism and police brutality. The comedian and “I Feel Pretty” actress explained her stance at length Friday on Instagram, challenging white NFL players to kneel as well. Addressing them directly, she wrote: “Otherwise how are you not complicit?”
  • 15 Days Till Trump Crushes Them Again

    10/21/2018 5:56:05 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies ^ | October 21, 2018 | Kevin McCullough
    In barely 15 days the most important midterm election of our lifetime will be underway. It's bearing a remarkable similarity to the 2016 presidential election, only we know the president’s not on the ballot. Right? Don’t tell him! He’s working every bit as hard in 2018 for a bunch of incumbents, some of whom were ungrateful jackweeds toward him just two years ago. Yet there he is going to state after state—drawing the biggest crowds imaginable—all for the good of others. It’d be one thing if he had nothing else to do. But this guy has everyone from North...
  • The Liberal Mob Must Be Stopped in November

    10/21/2018 5:45:53 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | October 21, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    Something has happened to the Democratic Party, something dramatic and awful. It wasn’t that long ago that the Democratic Party liked the United States, and its members weren’t afraid to say it. Now saying positive things about the country will get you run out of the party and possibly attacked by a mob. Their media minions will cheer it all. And, if things go as expected next month, these people could retake the House of Representatives. These people in power should scare everyone. There is nothing they won’t do to win, no lie they won’t tell, and no norm they...
  • John Harwood: Trump Referencing "Mobs" Is Racist Code For "Non Whites, Immigrants And Terrorists"

    10/21/2018 5:31:00 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 86 replies ^ | 10/19/18 | youtube Pick this up at the 1 minute mark: Harwood SAYS: “In terms of the “mobs not jobs”, just remember what the SUBTEXT of that is ….. in addition to the economic “facts” the Democrats are a diverse party ….. THE REPUBLICANS APPEAL DISPROPORTIONATELY TO OLDER WHITES ….. AND “THE MOB THING” IS AN ATTEMPT TO ALARM THOSE VOTERS ABOUT THE PROSPCT OF NON-WHITES AND IMMIGRANTS AND TERRORISTS AND THAT SORT OF THING!”