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  • Taming of the Lemmings

    12/09/2018 11:12:37 AM PST · by Kaslin
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2018 | Gil Gutknecht
    Anyone paying even the slightest amount of attention to the stock market recently is aware that traders are behaving more like lemmings than investors. One day they all run north and the market advances 400 points. The next day they all run south and it declines 600. It even happens in the same day. This has been the pattern for the last several months. The economic numbers having changed not a wit. So we wonder, what is going on here? Financial writers always have an answer. Fears about a trade war with China. Worries over Brexit. Oil prices are too...
  • Bush Funeral Raises Question: Who Will Speak for Trump?

    12/09/2018 10:52:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2018 | Debra J. Saunders
    WASHINGTON -- Who will speak for President Donald Trump at his state funeral, far in the future though it should be? That must be what the 45th president was thinking as he sat in the front pew at the funeral for former President George H.W. Bush. Bush was eulogized by a man of words, a foreign world leader, a onetime ally in Congress and his eldest son -- Pulitzer Prize-winning historian and Bush biographer Jon Meacham, former Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, former Sen. Alan Simpson, R-Wyo., and son and former president George W. Bush. Is there a scribe...
  • Andrew C. McCarthy: Why Trump is likely to be indicted by Manhattan US Attorney

    12/09/2018 8:29:55 AM PST · by ETL · 77 replies
    FoxNews.com ^ | Dec 8, 2018 | Andrew McCarthy | Fox News
    The major takeaway from the 40-page sentencing memorandum filed by federal prosecutors Friday for Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former personal attorney, is this: The president is very likely to be indicted on a charge of violating federal campaign finance laws. It has been obvious for some time that President Trump is the principal subject of the investigation still being conducted by the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. Cohen earlier pleaded guilty to multiple counts of business and tax fraud, violating campaign finance law, and making false statements to Congress regarding unsuccessful efforts to build a Trump...
  • Prosecutors’ Narrative Is Clear: Trump Defrauded Voters. But What Does It Mean?

    12/09/2018 8:43:47 AM PST · by libstripper · 76 replies
    New York Times ^ | Dec. 8, 2018 | Peter Baker, Nicholas Fandos
    WASHINGTON — The latest revelations by prosecutors investigating President Trump and his team draw a portrait of a candidate who personally directed an illegal scheme to manipulate the 2016 election and whose advisers had more contact with Russia than Mr. Trump has ever acknowledged. In the narrative that the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, and New York prosecutors are building, Mr. Trump continued to secretly seek to do business in Russia deep into his presidential campaign even as Russian agents made more efforts to influence him. At the same time, in this account he ordered hush payments to two...
  • An Idea to Make Colleges Functional

    12/09/2018 7:28:32 AM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    The United States spends an ungodly sum on colleges and universities. A lot of that money provides little to no benefit to the consumer (student) or to our society. Many students end their college careers steeped in debt. Yet we have a shortage of people in many critical areas. Here is an idea to solve that. Colleges today offer degrees to people that provide them little opportunity for supporting themselves for the rest of their lives. The idea of a liberal arts education used to make a certain amount of sense. When the cost became enormous with the resulting disaster...
  • Why Ocasio-Cortez Must Be Engaged, Critiqued, And Winsomely Trolled

    12/09/2018 6:56:29 AM PST · by Kaslin · 79 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2018 | Kevin McCullough
    She threatened to subpoena the son of the President in about a month because he trolled her.The son of President Trump is Donald Trump Jr. And the she is Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. The meme he trolled her with was genuinely humorous.“Why are you so afraid of socialism?” A more dowdy than generally portrayed Ocasio-Cortez has imposed over her picture.“Because Americans want to walk their dogs, not eat them,” says a superimposed quote over a picture of President Trump.It’s a solid troll! Incapable of laughing it off (which is likely why Trump Jr published it to begin with) Ocasio-Cortez retorted back:“I have noticed that...
  • This Is Why We Can’t Have Nice Things

    12/09/2018 5:43:14 AM PST · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 9, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    Liberals are now suffering under the heel of the monster they created to attack the rest of us just trying to mind our own business, and it’s a beautiful thing. But it’s also really sad and a sign that things will get much worse for all of us before they get any better. Most people don’t care about the Oscars. As the ratings have shown, fewer and fewer people each year watch them. This is due, in part, to the fact that the Oscars hold so many of us in contempt – political lectures and condescension are more common in...
  • The Snow Job in Poland

    12/08/2018 3:25:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2018 | Craig Rucker
    Any blizzards that blanket Poland this winter can’t compare to the massive snow job climate campaigners are trying to pull off. Some 30,000 politicians, activists, computer modelers, bureaucrats, lawyers, journalists, renewable energy sellers and a few scientists are in Katowice, Poland December 2-14, for another Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change conference. Four issues will dominate the agenda. * Proclaim that humanity and the planet face existential cataclysms, unless fossil fuel use and carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are slashed to zero by 2050 – to “prevent” average planetary temperatures from rising more than 1.5 degrees Celsius (2.7 F) above what they...
  • Kevin Hart Illustrates Hollywood's 'Noble Savage' Racism

    12/08/2018 1:22:53 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2018 | Kira Davis
    Kevin Hart is out as the host of the 2019 Oscars just a few days after he was in. That’s how it goes, these days. The internet giveth and the internet taketh away. Hart - an accomplished, veteran comedian - was forced to step down after refusing to apologize for “homophobic” tweets from some seven years ago. The celebrity class is largely silent. Everyone knows they’re on record saying something that their own outrage mobs would find untenable. No one wants to get caught in the tempest of their own making. But Hart’s displacement isn’t just about being forced to...
  • Big Government Overregulation Threatens Small Business Lifeblood of the Economy

    12/08/2018 12:49:35 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2018 | Peter Ferrera
    Dodd-Frank overregulation caused increased concentration in banking, squeezing out smaller banks in favor of bigger banks that could more easily absorb increasing regulatory costs. That naturally restricted credit to smaller businesses that were more regularly served by smaller, more regional banks, more likely to have developed relations with small local businesses. But in typical abundance of centralized bureaucrat overcaution, Dodd Frank over regulation also clamped down more harshly on small business lending as inherently more risky. More risky it is. But small business is also the lifeblood of the economy, as small business has long generated most new jobs in...
  • For first time, prosecutors connect Trump to a federal crime [barf alert]

    12/08/2018 7:55:52 AM PST · by Olog-hai · 84 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 8, 2018 | Michael Balsamo
    The Justice Department says that President Donald Trump directed illegal payments to buy the silence of two women whose claims of extramarital affairs threatened his presidential campaign, the first time prosecutors have connected Trump to a federal crime. In a court filing, prosecutors said former Trump lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen arranged the secret payments at the height of the 2016 campaign “in coordination with and at the direction of” Trump. Cohen has previously said Trump was involved in the hush-money scheme, but court documents filed ahead of Cohen’s sentencing made clear prosecutors believe Cohen’s claim. The filing stopped short...
  • Migrants don't bring disease. In fact, they help fight it, report says [FAKE NEWS!]

    12/08/2018 9:55:44 AM PST · by Bon mots · 61 replies
    NBC News ^ | Maggie Fox
    People who oppose immigration often argue that migrants bring disease with them, and that they then become a burden to health systems in their new countries because they’re so sick...
  • Latest House results confirm 2018 wasn't a blue wave. It was a blue tsunami.

    12/08/2018 7:42:22 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 88 replies
    CNN ^ | December 6, 2018 | Harry Enten
    The final votes are being counted from the 2018 election. They confirm that the Democrats crushed Republicans. Let's start in the seat count. Republican Rep. David Valadao of California's 21st District conceded on Thursday to Democrat T.J. Cox. Cox's victory combined with other election results means that Democrats have picked up a net gain of 40 seats. As has oft been repeated, this is the largest Democratic House gain since 1974. It's a larger gain than Democrats had in the wave elections of both 1982 and 2006. We can go back even further and see how unusual it is that...
  • Extreme Wildfires Caused By Extreme Stupidity, not Global Warming (There you have it!!!)

    12/08/2018 6:01:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2018 | Tim Ball
    Editor's note: This column was co-authored by Tom Harris. In the push for strong action at this year's United Nations climate change conference in Katowice, Poland, a common refrain is that rising carbon dioxide levels (CO2) will supposedly result in global warming that will increase the incidence of disastrous wildfires.“The longer we wait, the more our communities will suffer under bigger wildfires...,” wrote Lou Leonard of the World Wildlife Fund on December 4.This is totally wrong, but then World Wildlife Fund got their recent claims of animal populations wrong as well. Rising temperatures and increasing CO2 both act to increase soil moisture and...
  • Climate Lunacy Takes Center Stage

    12/08/2018 5:46:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 8, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    The unwritten rule seems to be that each successive climate report and news release must be more frightening than any predecessors, especially during the run-up to international conferences. Thus Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change Special Report 15 claims governments worldwide must make “unprecedented changes in all aspects of society,” spend $40 trillion by 2035 on renewable energy, and impose carbon taxes that climb to $5,500 per ton of carbon dioxide (CO2) by 2030. Or temperatures could climb another 1 degree F (0.5 C) and bring utter cataclysm to human civilization and our planet. Not to be outdone, the 1,700-page 2018 US National...
  • Michael Reagan, Worthy Asylum Seekers – Or Not

    12/08/2018 5:17:43 AM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 8, 2018 | Michael Reagan
    Earlier this week I was at an event that honored Malala Yousafzai. Malala, in case you don't recall, is the brave young school girl from a village in Pakistan who was nearly killed in 2012 by the Taliban. She was just 15 when she was shot in the head by a Taliban gunman for publicly speaking out for the right of all girls to receive a free, safe and quality education. Malala, who became world famous while she lay in a coma for 10 days in a British hospital, was lucky to be given asylum in Britain with her family....
  • Heather MacDonald warns US colleges are breeding hate

    12/08/2018 1:57:54 AM PST · by Candor7 · 21 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2nd December 2018 | Mark Levin
    This is a rush transcript from "Life, Liberty & Levin," December 2, 2018. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated. MARK LEVIN, HOST: Hello America, I am Mark Levin, this is "Life, Liberty & Levin" with our great guest, Heather Mac Donald, how are you? HEATHER MAC DONALD, FELLOW, MANHATTAN INSTITUTE: Fine, thank you, Mark. Thank you for having me on. LEVIN: Well, you have a BA and MA in English. You have a JD. You are a lawyer, but you are a scholar in so many areas -- race relations, immigration, policing in...
  • Trump Names Barr and Nauert, Left Not Happy

    12/07/2018 6:41:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 7, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay. So Trump is gonna appoint William Barr to be the attorney general. I don’t know how anybody could oppose this guy. He worked for the Bushes, and as somebody who worked for the Bushes, William Barr is today a representative (Is he not?) of our perfect and wonderful bipartisan past that we’ve just spent the past two days hearing about in the Drive-By Media. Now, people I know say that Bill Barr would be excellent for this gig, that Trump couldn’t find anybody better. But the instinctive reaction on the left would be, “We can’t let Trump have...
  • The Cultural Appropriation of My Lunch

    12/07/2018 2:20:13 PM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 66 replies
    Medium ^ | 11/26/18 | Madhura Rao
    What I hear when you tell me my food is “strong smelling” Before I left my home in Mumbai to study in the Netherlands, I thought the idea of cultural appropriation of food was outright bogus. I was working as a food writer for a startup back then, and I often wrote about new restaurants serving foreign food across the city. I believed that food was a way to bring people across the world closer to one another. I believed that everyone was free to eat, cook, write about, and sell whatever food they wanted to. I still do. Things...
  • The Deep State’s Original Purpose Was to Rein In Trump

    12/07/2018 4:02:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 7, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Things are starting to come into a little bit more focus, and for some of you it may have already been in focus. We’ll find out. … What is coming into focus is the Mueller investigation and what its real purpose is. And we have learned this because CNN, of all places — on their website — has revealed that there was a pre-Mueller investigation that was launched by the FBI and Andrew McCabe, and we know now the actual reason for it. And I’m gonna give you the big news and then work backwards on this. Apparently, if...