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  • The great strategic deception (When does Hillary get investigated?)

    02/23/2018 6:40:28 PM PST · by Libloather · 27 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 2/21/18 | James A. Lyons
    The underlying theme promoted by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee (DNC), supported by the mainstream media, that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin to ensure a Hillary Clinton defeat, never made any strategic sense. After all, why would Vladimir Putin want Donald Trump as president when he vowed to restore America’s greatness by not only rebuilding our military forces, including our nuclear forces, but also by restoring our border security, and revitalizing our economy and American exceptionalism? Therefore, the false dossier had to be created to first destroy candidate Trump, and in...
  • Protect Kids or Confiscate Guns?

    02/23/2018 3:18:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    In days gone by, a massacre of students like the atrocity at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School would have brought us together. But like so many atrocities before it, this mass murder is tearing us apart. The perpetrator, the sick and evil 19-year-old who killed 17 innocents with a gun is said to be contrite. Having confessed, he faces life in prison. For the next half-century, Nikolas Cruz will be fed, clothed, sheltered and medicated at the expense of Florida taxpayers, including the families of those he murdered. Cruz's punishment seems neither commensurate with his crimes nor a deterrent for...
  • Rumors of Conservatism's Demise Greatly Exaggerated

    02/23/2018 2:48:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    I happened onto a piece by Bill Kristol in The Weekly Standard, wherein he links to "a short, powerful piece in National Review" by Rick Brookhiser, who "concludes that 'the conservative movement is no more. Its destroyers are Donald Trump and his admirers.'" I somewhat get the sentiment -- or at least I used to -- because during the GOP primaries, I fleetingly entertained a similar concern that Trump, whom I didn't consider a conservative, might undermine the conservative movement in the long run if elected. Presumably trying to console Brookhiser, Kristol writes: "Movements grow old. They eventually die....
  • Mentally Ill CNN Aims Anger at Trump, NRA

    02/23/2018 2:21:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So now we have learned even more about what went on at the school in Parkland, Florida. Queue up audio sound bite No. 19. This was yesterday in Ft. Lauderdale. The Broward County sheriff, Scott Israel, held a press conference and said this about one of his officers, Deputy Scot Peterson — who, as it turns out, was armed and was on duty at the school, at the time of the shooting. ISRAEL: What I saw was a deputy arrive at the west side of building 12, take up a position, and he never went in. REPORTER: What should...
  • Mueller Marches Toward Impeachment

    02/23/2018 12:16:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 84 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I checked the email during the break. An interesting question: “Rush, you haven’t talked about the second indictments that have been handed down against Paul Manafort,” and I’m paraphrasing the email. The question basically is these things still have nothing to do with even the campaign. Everything Manafort’s being indicted for happened before the campaign, and then a letter writer very astutely mentioned that Mueller is changing the venue from Washington, D.C., to the Eastern District of Virginia, which is where Manafort lives. While that is an interesting aspect of this, the email says, “What is going on?” Folks,...
  • Ebullient Trump Campaigns Again at CPAC

    02/23/2018 11:52:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Hey, quick question for those of you just tuning in to the program today: How many of you saw Trump’s CPAC speech? He went about an hour and 20 minutes. It was very raucous. But how many of you saw it? I, of course, watched it here. And you know, folks, I have to tell you. It was so great — and there’s about a thousand of ’em in there. It was so great seeing a bunch of young people cheering the president at a conference instead of watching him on CNN. It was just so much more pleasant...
  • I’m a military man and I think we should ban assault weapons

    02/23/2018 11:21:22 AM PST · by DCBryan1 · 183 replies
    NY POST ^ | February 22, 2018 | 9:52pm | Updated | Ralph Peters
    Guns and I go back a long way. My father was a champion skeet shooter. A picture of him aiming his favorite pump skyward has pride of place in our living room. He owned fine rifles and shotguns, and he valued them. My first experience with pulling a trigger came late, by family standards. I was already 7 or 8 when my dad and “Uncle” George took me out back of Old Lily’s house and handed me a sawed-off shotgun (illegal then and now) kept handy for woodchucks and rattlesnakes. The recoil didn’t knock me off my feet, but my...
  • It's not NRA money that's the problem, it's NRA voters (barf alert)

    02/23/2018 8:49:48 AM PST · by rellimpank · 46 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 23 feb 2018 | Eric Zorn
    With stunning poise and steely confidence, Cameron Kasky, a junior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, confronted U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., live on CNN on Wednesday evening. “Can you tell me right now that you will not accept a single donation from the (National Rifle Association)?” he demanded. In the arena where the town hall event was held, the crowd of some 7,000 — most of them connected to the school community that was shattered when a gunman killed 17 during a Feb. 14 rampage — stood and cheered for more than 20 seconds. After a bit of back-and-forth,...
  • Don't Take The Onion's Pessimism Too Seriously

    02/23/2018 7:15:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 2 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | Michael Barone
    "Study: 90 Percent Of Americans Strongly Opposed To Each Other." That's the headline on a story in what, on some days, seems to be America's most reliable news outlet, The Onion. We laugh (or at least I did) because it strikes a chord. Americans of many different political outlooks today seem united in believing that we are experiencing the worst times in the nation's history. President Donald Trump's detractors talk about how he's a neurotic neo-Nazi establishing a dictatorship. Trump's fans talk about the existence of a deep state that uses secret protocols to undermine voters' choices. Both sides have...
  • Cheaters Prosper on CBS

    02/23/2018 6:52:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | Brent Bozell
    CBS News has a strange way of marking Valentine's Day. On the Sunday after Wednesday's romantic dinners and flowers, "Sunday Morning" linked the day to a deep study of marital infidelity. Reporter Tony Dokoupil found an expert: therapist Esther Perel, author of "The State of Affairs: Rethinking Infidelity." He also found two cheating wives who explained their cheating ways without any guilt. CBS insisted we need to "rethink our attitude" toward the sin of adultery. It happens in every period of time and every culture, CBS explained. So does murder, and it's uncertain whether CBS thinks we must "rethink" that,...
  • I Thought America Hated Donald Trump

    02/23/2018 5:23:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Watch any cable or network news station or read the newspaper, and you will be told that President Trump is unpopular. That Americans don't like him. The Washington Post proclaims that "Trump is historically unpopular." Predicting big trouble ahead for Republicans, the Post tells readers, "There's never been a president who was as deeply unpopular for as long as he has been at this stage of his presidency." Newsweek goes further with its headline: "Trump's 2018 approval ratings show he's the most unpopular president in history and failing at his job." The Washington Examiner, not a far-left publication but firmly...
  • CNN's Shameful Town Hall Is a Clarifying Moment on Guns

    02/23/2018 5:11:26 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 23, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    CNN recently hosted an anti-gun town hall featuring a number of grieving children and parents from Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, who aimed their ire at the National Rifle Association, politicians peripherally associated with the NRA and anyone who didn't say exactly what they wanted to hear. It was an event where a student could compare Sen. Marco Rubio to a mass murderer and question whether NRA spokeswoman Dana Loesch truly cares about her children without ever being challenged. I hope CNN got the rating it was looking for, because it's almost guaranteed that NRA membership and gun...
  • What I Saw Treating the Victims From Parkland Should Change the Debate on Guns

    02/22/2018 7:59:14 PM PST · by iowamark · 89 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | 2/22/2018 | Heather Sher
    As I opened the CT scan last week to read the next case, I was baffled. The history simply read “gunshot wound.” I have been a radiologist in one of the busiest trauma centers in the nation for 13 years, and have diagnosed thousands of handgun injuries to the brain, lung, liver, spleen, bowel, and other vital organs. I thought that I knew all that I needed to know about gunshot wounds, but the specific pattern of injury on my computer screen was one that I had seen only once before. In a typical handgun injury that I diagnose almost...
  • Sons of Guns: Violence Grows in the Void of Faith and Family

    02/22/2018 7:38:24 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 6 replies
    The Family Research Council ^ | February 22, 2018 | Tony Perkins, et al.
    While Americans try to cope with the losses in Florida, they're saying goodbye to someone else: America's pastor, Billy Graham. Never has our nation so desperately needed to hear the message of hope and healing that the 99-year-old spent his life sharing. So surely, it's no earthly coincidence that even in Reverend Graham's death, he's forcing us to look in the one place where the answers to this heartbreak lie: up.Torn apart by grief and rage, Americans are frantic to know why our nation is unraveling in one act of violence after another. "We're done with thoughts and prayers!" an...
  • The Media Should’ve Imploded by Now

    02/22/2018 6:48:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So there’s another meeting at the White House. Trump is talking to state and local officials today about school safety, and during the break, I heard him. He was talking to Pam Bondi, who is the Florida attorney general, and Trump was discussing additional stimuli for kids that could not be healthy. He mentioned the possibility of video games and other things — movies on the internet and so forth — as things that could be in the mix in determining why the shooters do what they do. CNN puts a graphic up to describe this, and you just...
  • President Trump Will Fix School Safety

    02/22/2018 4:55:39 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: One of the things I was gratified to see (we’ve got the audio sound bites coming up) is the president really seemed open to the idea of having concealed-carry personnel inside the schools. And it was raised — the concept, the idea was raised — by a parent who admitted he knew that his suggestion was going to cause quite a lot of controversy. But he made some very interesting points that we’re gonna repeat here, as I made the point last week that this is something we haven’t tried that we can experiment with. See if it works...
  • More Cops In Schools Means More Black Kids In The Criminal Justice System

    02/22/2018 4:24:41 PM PST · by SJackson · 80 replies
    Huffington Post ^ | 2-22-18 | Rebecca Klein
    “Knee-jerk” reactions to school shootings exacerbate the school-to-prison pipeline in the name of school safety. When President Donald Trump held a listening session with survivors of gun violence, their family members and the parents of murdered students on Wednesday, much of the discussion focused on ways to enhance school security. The president recommended arming teachers, while one parent suggested that undercover police officers pose as teachers and school staff. Several parents called for more security officers at schools. There’s scant evidence that more cops and security guards on campus actually stop school shootings. There’s an abundance of evidence suggesting that...
  • Lebanese Journalist: 100 Years After Balfour Declaration, Arabs Have Failed, Israel Has Excelled

    02/22/2018 3:58:17 PM PST · by SJackson · 24 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 2*21*18 | Karam Al-Hilu
    In a Nov. 25, 2017 article marking the 100th anniversary of the Balfour Declaration, published in the London-based daily Al-Hayat, Lebanese journalist Karam Al-Hilu compared the meager accomplishments of the Arab world in the past century with those of the rest of the countries, particularly Israel. He noted that Israel’s supremacy in the areas of science, economy, society and politics is the source of its strength, as well as the source of Arab failure in confronting it. The following are excerpts from his article:[1] “A century after the Balfour Declaration . . . the Arabs have not managed to build...
  • Student Accuses CNN of Scripting Questions

    02/22/2018 2:31:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Rush Limbaugh — with half my brain tied behind my back just to make it fair — one of many being smeared by the Drive-By Media, and now some of the students at the high school are picking up on it and are joining in the smear mischaracterizing me as one of these conspiracy theorists accusing the students of being bought-and-paid-for actors. Oh, speaking of which, there is this guy out there that claims that CNN gave him a question. They wanted to script his question. He wanted to make a speech, extended remarks and ask a question. CNN...
  • CNN’s So-Called Town Hall Facilitated Hate

    02/22/2018 2:10:27 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | February 22, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Well, well, well. I certainly hope everybody watching, if you are watching, this disgrace CNN put on last night, trying to call that a town hall. I hope if you watched that, you see what I’m talking about. I hope you saw, I hope you noted how the last thing that was about last night was the safety of children. It had nothing to do with what was going on last night. Anyway, greetings, folks. As always, great to have you with us, and thank you for joining us. Telephone number, if you want to be on the program,...