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  • Fox News Poll: President Trump ends year two with 46 percent job approval

    12/12/2018 6:44:06 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 40 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/12/18 | Dana Blanton
    Donald Trump continues to suffer from upside-down job ratings as his second year as president winds down. In addition, views of the economy remain divided, voters feel the administration’s economic policies have not helped them -- and fewer are optimistic about future economic conditions than two years ago, according to the latest Fox News poll. Forty-five percent of voters think the economy will be in better shape a year from now, down from 56 percent who felt that way in December 2016. Although the question has been asked at irregular intervals on the Fox News poll over the past 20...
  • Abolish the Senate and Electoral College? Why Not Tear Up the Constitution?

    12/12/2018 6:28:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 33 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | T.R. Clancy
    Former Congressman John Dingell, Jr., a partisan Democrat whose immediate family has controlled the same seat in the House of Representatives for 86 years, has some suggestions for fixing Congress. We should abolish the Senate and the Electoral College because they're undemocratic, "despite the constitutional hurdles of doing so." In 2015, Dingell retired from the U.S. House seat he's held since 1955, the seat he inherited from his father, John Dingell, Sr., who first won it in 1932. The seat has passed to John Jr.'s much-younger wife, Rep. Debbie Dingell, who was just re-elected in November. (Full disclosure: For 20...
  • The Swamp Doesn’t Get What Trump Did with Chuck and Nancy

    12/12/2018 5:24:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 40 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So the Drive-By Media and others continue to debate the Oval Office meeting yesterday between Chuck and Nancy. They’re becoming a couple. Chuck and Nancy went to the Oval Office, Chuck and Nancy did this, Chuck and Nancy over there, Chuck and Nancy here. And of course the Drive-Bys think that Chuck and Nancy just hit a grand-slam home run. And many of the Never Trumpers think that Trump just made the biggest mistake in the world by claiming that he would own a shutdown if it ever happened. And that one example I think serves to illustrate one...
  • GOVERNMENT INDICTS HAM SANDWICH: MICHAEL COHEN PLEADS GUILTY

    12/12/2018 4:25:57 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 12 Dec 2018 | Ann Coulter
    This week, I will provide readers with a FREE excerpt from Resistance Is Futile!: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind in order to prove that if you'd bought the book two months ago, you'd already understand the rules of the game. Now that Democrats are about to take control of the House, this is the only book you'll need until President Trump is out of office. ** ** ** Boring facts can be used to prove big crimes, but in the case of Trump attorney Michael Cohen's payment to a porn star, what we have is a boring...
  • Don’t Let Them Succeed in Their Pursuit to Destroy Donald Trump

    12/12/2018 4:49:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So, if you are just tuning in, Michael Cohen, President Trump’s former lawyer, fixer, whatever, has just been sentenced to three years in jail, 36 months in prison, federal prison. Primarily because he worked for Donald Trump. Actually, his crimes that he’s being sent to prison for, the really bad ones have nothing to do with Trump. He engaged in massive $1.4 million tax fraud, has to make restitution of that. There’s a $500,000 reimbursement he’s gotta make to somebody and a $50,000 fine. So he’s gonna be sentenced in about three months. What’s he gonna be doing in...
  • Tiresome Drive-Bys All Cover Cohen Sentence the Same Way

    12/12/2018 4:00:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, folks, it just gets tiresome. I don’t know how else to describe it. It just gets tiresome. The Drive-By Media is just beside itself with the sentencing hearing today of Michael Cohen. They’ve got themselves convinced that Michael Cohen being sentenced is the same thing as Donald Trump being sentenced, and so whatever Cohen gets, they think Trump is next in line. That’s how they’re interpreting this. That’s how they’re reporting this. They’re reporting Cohen saying things like (paraphrasing), “Yeah, you know, Trump’s right. I was weak. I didn’t have the guts to stand up to Trump...
  • An Ethics Lesson for USA Today's 'Queer' Bullies

    12/12/2018 3:42:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | MIchelle Malkin
    This week, I did something that USA Today's executive leadership apparently hadn't done lately: I read the newspaper's "principles of ethical conduct for newsrooms." It's pretty highfalutin. The media manifesto of virtue, posted online, applies to all employees "working with any news platform, including newspapers, websites, mobile devices, video, social media channels and live story events." Whether writing online or covering breaking developments, USA Today's journalists are supposedly committed to: --Seeking and reporting the truth in a truthful way. --Serving the public interest. --Exercising fair play. --Acting with integrity. Now, let's compare the lofty rhetoric with low-blow reality. On Sunday,...
  • DOJ Prosecutors Wrongfully Accuse Trump of Campaign Finance Crimes

    12/12/2018 2:13:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Federal lawyers prosecuting Michael Cohen in the Southern District of New York have dropped a bombshell in a memorandum they filed with the court this past Friday — accusing President Trump of campaign finance crimes.Cohen was Donald Trump’s personal lawyer. During Trump’s campaign, Cohen paid off two women to remain quiet about disgraceful stories of Donald Trump. Cohen acted to silence the two women by buying rights to their stories on behalf of his client, Cohen explained during his guilty plea. The purpose of the hush-buys, according to prosecutors referencing Cohen’s statements, was “to prevent the story from influencing...
  • The 'International Community' Isn't a Community

    12/12/2018 1:54:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    Very often these days, we hear about the wonderful richness of the international community. Americans are chastised for failing to go along with the international community on climate change; failing to follow the consensus of the international community on health care; failing to mirror the priorities of the international community in foreign policy. But here's the reality: There is no international community. There is merely a group of states motivated by self-interest. Sometimes those self-interests overlap. Other times they don't. But let's not pretend that the international community somehow maintains a sort of collective moral standing merely by dint of...
  • Family breakdown explains social unrest

    12/12/2018 11:55:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Star Parker ^ | December 11, 2018 | Star Parker
    Weakening of the family generally occurs in an environment of weakening of religion. As France is gripped by civil disorder, many commentators identify, quite correctly, as the culprit the outsized burden that France's bloated welfare state places on its citizens. According a recent report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the highest tax burden in the industrialized world is in France — 46.1 percent of GDP. In the United States, it is 27 percent, which includes taxes paid at all levels of government — federal, state and local. Welfare state spending in France is 32 percent of GDP,...
  • The Stigma Against My Conservative Politics Is Worse Than The Stigma Of Being Gay

    12/11/2018 7:02:22 PM PST · by DeweyCA · 14 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 12-11-18 | Chad Felix Greene
    “Why would a person choose a life where they will be hated, judged, and rejected by society?” This was one of the first arguments I learned to defend myself against in arguments about my sexuality. In the late 1990s, it was perceived as a powerful call to the humanity of those who opposed gay rights under the notion that it was merely a lifestyle choice. The idea was that if we could appeal to others’ sense of compassion for our social plight, perhaps they could understand the effects of their intolerance. I often fantasized about breaking through the walls of...
  • CNN Conjures Up a Trump Number Under 30%

    12/11/2018 6:39:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, Rasmussen has come out with Trump approval numbers at 49%. But I want to play you an audio sound bite, and it is No. 5. Yesterday I made the point that what the media has to do… In order to actually allow other authorities to impeach Trump or to get rid of him, they’ve got to drive his approval numbers down to the thirties. They have to do that, like they did George W. Bush, like they did Nixon. They have to do this. They have to somehow get those numbers down so that it is apparent Trump...
  • Dems Expected Surrender — But This President Keeps His Promises

    12/11/2018 5:52:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I think Pelosi and Schumer were walking in there expecting Trump’s surrender. You gotta examine their frame of mind, and I’m an expert in that. I’m an expert in the liberal frame of mind. I’m an expert in how liberals act and think. I’m an expert in their psychology, and I don’t have to treat a single one of them to be this expert. I have studied them more than they have studied themselves. They think they won the government back when they won the House in the midterm elections. They think they won the power to get rid...
  • How the Media Covers for Steph Curry

    12/11/2018 5:24:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, I want to give you a lesson in how the media protects and shields their chosen members, how they go out of their way to protect Democrats who may say or do things that are just flat-out weird and dumb. The example here is Steph Curry, the NBA star for the Golden State Warriors, and we start with an audio sound bite. This is yesterday on Winging It with Vince Carter and Kent Bazemore. It’s a podcast, and Steph Curry is the guest. He’s the Golden State Warriors point guard, and during the Q&A here are Steph Curry,...
  • Trump Pounces on Chuck and Nancy in the Oval Office

    12/11/2018 4:45:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 51 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: It’s happening right now in the Oval Office. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer meeting with President Trump over the funding of the border wall. And I think I understand what’s going on here, and I’m gonna try to explain it to you. Greetings, my friends. Great to have you with us, as always. Telephone number, if you want to be on the program, 800-282-2882, and send an email to ElRushbo@eibnet.us. Okay. So this really revolves around what does Trump have, as in leverage over Schumer and Pelosi? They don’t want a wall. They’ve offered a paltry $1.3 billion. Trump...
  • Human Wrongs Perpetrated Against Christians ... in Canada

    12/11/2018 3:18:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Arthur Schaper
    Canada’s commitment to human rights has dwindled faster than imagined. A nation founded within the British Empire, whose leaders were Bible-believing Christians committed to a civilizing mission around the world, Canada has fallen so far from its Judeo-Christian roots and causes. The attacks on freedom of speech and religion are staggering, and American citizens—as well as freedom fighters around the world—need to pay attention. The homeland of John Candy, Kenneth Galbraith, Jordan Peterson, The McKenzie Brothers, Bonhomme, Francophone Americans, and Brian Mulroney has gone fascist.This immoral rot began fifty years ago, and the fruit of this poisonous tree is in...
  • How Democracy Is Losing the World

    12/11/2018 2:41:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 34 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    If Donald Trump told Michael Cohen to pay hush money to Stormy Daniels about a one-night stand a decade ago, that, says Jerome Nadler, incoming chair of House Judiciary, would be an "impeachable offense." This tells you what social media, cable TV and the great herd of talking heads will be consumed with for the next two years -- the peccadillos and misdeeds of Trump, almost all of which occurred before being chosen as president of the United States. "Everywhere President Trump looks," writes The Washington Times' Rowan Scarborough, "there are Democrats targeting him from New York to Washington to...
  • Starbucks and Tumblr’s New Porn Bans Empower Women

    12/11/2018 12:17:57 PM PST · by Kaslin · 27 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 11, 2018 | Katie Yoder
    Media figures are treating two new porn bans as complete opposites. But they should be celebrating both – for the same reason.On Dec. 3, Tumblr declared that it would ban porn and other adult content beginning Dec. 17. The decision closely followed headlines announcing Starbucks will block pornography and illegal content from its Wi-Fi starting in 2019. But while media commentators applauded the coffee chain, many of them condemned the blogging platform. They’re wrong.To begin with, Tumblr and Starbucks came to their conclusions under different circumstances. Tumblr had faced consequences for child pornography leaking onto its site, reported CBS News,...
  • Ocasio-Cortez understands the promise of a 'Green New Deal'

    12/11/2018 11:12:07 AM PST · by Libloather · 33 replies
    CNN ^ | 12/11/18 | Michelle Romero, Van Jones
    (CNN) Right-wing media outlets seem to be waging a coordinated campaign to portray US Rep.-elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a dimwit radical. Their efforts will backfire. She is in fact championing the smartest, most practical idea in US politics to address two urgent problems: climate change and poverty. Ocasio-Cortez, along with a growing number of Democratic colleagues, is asking Rep. Nancy Pelosi to create a select committee on a "Green New Deal" -- comprehensive legislation for a mass mobilization of people and resources toward solutions to the climate crisis. If Pelosi agrees, the congressional committee could develop a plan to improve...
  • We are former senators. The Senate has long stood in defense of democracy — and must again.

    12/11/2018 10:58:49 AM PST · by Baynative · 133 replies
    WaPo ^ | 12/10/18 | 44 reprobates
    We are former senators. The Senate has long stood in defense of democracy — and must again. "During our service in the Senate, at times we were allies and at other times opponents, but never enemies. We all took an oath swearing allegiance to the Constitution. Whatever united or divided us, we did not veer from our unwavering and shared commitment to placing our country, democracy and national interest above all else."