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  • Three former first ladies condemn Trump border policy

    06/18/2018 1:40:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 99 replies
    NBC News ^ | June 18, 2018 | Jane C. Timm and Alex Seitz-Wald
    Hillary Clinton said, "Jesus Christ said, 'Suffer the little children unto me' not 'let the little children suffer.'" Three former first ladies — Hillary Clinton, Laura Bush and Michelle Obama — have stepped out their political retirement to condemn the Trump administration's practice of separating parents and children at the border while parents are prosecuted for illegally entering the country. Speaking at a women's group in New York City on Monday, Clinton called family separation "an affront to our values" and said she had warned Trump's immigration policy would lead to this during her 2016 presidential campaign against him. And...
  • Ten Paradoxes Of Our Age

    06/07/2018 5:42:35 PM PDT · by Politically Correct · 8 replies
    Hoover Institution ^ | 6 June 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    The 21st century is reminding of us of some uncomfortable truths. Abroad, recent controversies over the rise of Chinese mercantilism, the specter of Iranian and North Korean nuclear weapons, tensions in the European Union, the calcified Palestinian question, mass migrations, and the resurgence of Islamic terrorism all offer a number of lessons. At home, just as instructive is the strange juxtaposition between Obama’s suave progressivism and Trump’s coarse conservatism. Here are 10 takeaways from our current controversies. The Western world is in turmoil largely because of the widening gap between what the people see as true and the “truth” that...
  • How Samantha Bee Survives

    06/01/2018 6:52:56 PM PDT · by Rummyfan · 26 replies
    NRO ^ | 1 June 2018 | David French
    Let’s call it progressive peer-group privilege. The older I get, the more firmly I’m convinced of a fundamental psychological fact. We never really leave high school. Of all the forms of pressure that one can apply to a person — political pressure, market pressure, moral pressure — the one that matters most of all is the one that mattered in the lunch room when you were wearing your class ring and letter jacket. It’s peer pressure, the unbreakable bond of the high-school clique. No reasonable person thinks Samantha Bee would still have a job at TBS if she used the...
  • EU proposes 25% ‘climate quota’ in new long-term budget

    05/02/2018 9:02:04 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 8 replies
    EURACTIV ^ | May 2, 2018 | By Frédéric Simon
    The clean energy transition and other initiatives to decarbonise Europe’s economy will represent 25% of EU spending under a seven-year EU budget plan put forward by the European Commission on Wednesday (2 May). Another key aspect is whether the EU will commit to stop funding fossil fuel projects like gas pipelines, which environmentalists claim risk locking Europe into unnecessary infrastructure. “I’m not sure it’s reached the upper layers of the Commission yet,” Gaventa said. Other parts of the budget could prove controversial, like a proposal to allocate 20% of revenue from carbon trading to the EU budget, as well as...
  • Are we Fighting Political Ideologues, Corrupt Crooks, Meanspirited Idiots, or all the Above?

    04/27/2018 9:43:29 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/27/18 | Jim O'Neill
    America is still very much teetering on the brink, and this is no time for half measures. Time to turn up the heat on all burners. A nation can survive its fools…but it cannot survive treason from within. An enemy at the gates is less formidable, for he is known and carries his banner openly…[but] the traitor appears not a traitor…he appeals to the baseness that lies deep in the hearts of all men. He rots the soul of a nation, he works secretly and unknown in the night to undermine the pillars of the city, he infects the body...
  • The Bush Center's Forum on Leadership: 'When we invite, the world comes'

    04/15/2018 9:21:33 PM PDT · by Rastus · 63 replies
    The Dallas Morning News ^ | Apr. 15, 2018 | Dalton LaFerney
    When the George W. Bush Presidential Center sends invitations to a three-day conference on some of the world's most pressing issues, people like Jeff Bezos, Bono, Condoleezza Rice, Ben Bernanke and John Boehner RSVP yes. ... The CEO of Amazon, the lead singer of U2 and former leaders of the U.S. State Department and Federal Reserve Board will speak at the Forum on Leadership along with other notables including Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez. ... Bono, lead singer of U2, will receive the inaugural George W. Bush Medal for Distinguished Leadership for his lifetime of...
  • Sun rise over the Swamp

    03/16/2018 11:38:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/16/18 | Lee Cary
    Among all enemies, foreign and domestic, of the United States, there is none greater, nor more imminently threatening, than the Swamp creatures in Washington D.C., that aim to destroy an American President As the media battles pitting dueling, partisan strategists, talking over each other as they debate – if belching non sequitur talking-points is debating – the significance of this White House firing or hiring, or evidence of collusion or not, touting this “bombshell” announcement or that debunking of it, all this white noise ringing in our ears has, to many, become sound fury signifying nothing. And we, many, are...
  • #OpenWhineWednesday

    02/28/2018 7:14:01 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 2-28-18 | MOTUS
    I find it odd that people call Wednesday hump day. “When I use a word it means just what I choose it to mean, neither more or less.”Oh sure it’s technically in the middle of the work week. But when you wake up on Wednesday morning do you actually say “yippee! I’ve made it half way through the week!” Because you haven’t. And if you can convince yourself on Wednesday morning that you only have 2 more days to work, well, you’re a true optimist.So my guess is that like many modern conventions Hump Day as a concept was made...
  • Real Americans vs. Our Effete Elites

    01/28/2018 8:49:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 28, 2018 | Patricia McCarthy
    America was founded to be free and democratic -- unlike England with its monarchy and rigid class system. While classes will always be with us, only in America is class mobility possible and likely. Over our two-hundred and forty-two years, millions of people have become successful because they were not bound to the economic plight to which they might have been born. Americans do not care about the state of one's birth. They revere hard work, invention, imagination, and success. Success, to most Americans does not necessarily connote great wealth. In this country it means having a work ethic, work...
  • ‘Conflicts Upon Conflicts Upon Conflicts of Interest’ in FBI Investigations of Trump and Clinton

    12/16/2017 3:33:07 PM PST · by dennisw · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | 16 Dec 2017 | John Hayward
    Peter Schweizer talked during his appearance on Friday’s Breitbart News Tonight with SiriusXM hosts Rebecca Mansour and John Carney about the discovery of politically charged text messages between Peter Strzok, an FBI official involved in both the Trump and Clinton investigations, and his mistress. “This is, I think, a huge problem with bureaucrats in Washington, DC. I would point people to a book that was written just a couple of years ago by two Johns Hopkins University scholars, called What Washington Gets Wrong. They did a survey of precisely people like Peter Strzok, thousands of people who are senior government...
  • Monica Crowley on Why The Swamp Hates Donald Trump

    12/03/2017 9:38:59 AM PST · by upbeat5 · 37 replies
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | December 1, 2017 | Monica Crowley
    Because finally, finally this country has elected someone not of, by, and for the swamp, someone who owes them nothing and does not fear them: Donald J. Trump. I freaking love Donald Trump. The reason the swamp hates him, of course, is manifold. He is proven to be a potent crusher of political correctness and polite society, the way things are supposed to be said, i.e. not on Twitter, and a crusher of that elite vanguard also known as the swamp. He came in and he promised to smash their corrupt existing order, to overturn the money changers' tables. Right?...
  • Roy Moore sex scandal is a big win for Mitch McConnell

    11/14/2017 8:58:10 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 68 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 14, 2017 | by Jake Novak
    In the continuing Roy Moore sexual misconduct allegations controversy, there are a lot of unknowns. But we do know one thing: Mitch McConnell can't lose. The rest of us? Not so much. The accusations against Moore and the nature of those allegations couldn't have come at a better time for McConnell, whose top priority is and has always been consolidating his personal power in the Senate. Politically, this works out well for McConnell because the news broke a few weeks after Moore defeated Senator Luther Strange in the Alabama special election primary. Strange was the candidate McConnell backed in the...
  • The Ruling Classless

    10/19/2017 6:11:29 AM PDT · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    Commentary ^ | 17 Oct 2017 | Andrew Ferguson
    AS ally Quinn, the well-known Washington journalist, has published a new memoir called Finding Magic. Even for those of us who have followed her nearly 50-year career with unflagging interest, it is full of news. Ingeniously, Quinn has outfitted the book with a literary device guaranteed to discourage bad reviews. Her fellow scribblers can only kick themselves for not thinking of it first. Quinn begins with a loving portrait of her childhood in Georgia, where the family servants schooled her in voodoo. Her mother was already initiated. When the local vet misdiagnosed the family dachshund, Quinn tells us, Mom lost...
  • Democrats continue to alienate Catholic voters

    10/15/2017 1:07:27 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 15 replies
    The Philadelphia Inquirer ^ | September 18, 2017 | Salena Zito
    OHIO VALLEY — A clip of actress Martha Plimpton’s exuberance over the “best” abortion she has ever had played on the television above a gas-station counter somewhere along U.S. Route 422 between Ohio and Pennsylvania. A woman with a name tag designating her as the manager rolled her eyes and said to no one in particular as she went about stacking the shelves behind the counter, “And they wonder why people don’t vote for Democrats around here anymore.” Plimpton, age 46, is best known for her role in the 1980s Steven Spielberg classic kid adventure movie The Goonies. She made...
  • Behold Our Betters

    10/15/2017 5:13:37 AM PDT · by x1stcav · 20 replies
    Townhall ^ | Oct 12, 2017 | Kurt Schlicter
    So why should we normal Americans respect these people? Why should we submit to being constantly scolded, lectured, and treated as morally bankrupt simpletons anymore? We shouldn’t, and we aren’t, not anymore. They wonder why they got Trump. They are why they got Trump.
  • President Trump Struggling To Pass Tax Reform – Elites Look To Every Excuse To Block Him

    10/12/2017 8:49:52 AM PDT · by davikkm · 27 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    President Trump needs the support of Republican senators to pass key legislative items in the coming months. Upcoming measures include bills to raise the debt ceiling to avert default, fund the government to avoid a shutdown, and overhaul the American tax system. However, the out and out feud he has with Mitch McConnell may prove to be the undoing of his tax reform which the American people need and want. Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is urging conservatives to bring it on. “I say: Let’s have this debate. Let’s tackle these baseless arguments head on,” Ryan said in prepared remarks for...
  • The Audio of Harvey Weinstein Trying to Coerce an Actress Into His Room Is Horrifying

    10/11/2017 5:39:17 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 18 replies
    Vulture ^ | 10/10/2017 | Dee Lockett
    Harvey Weinstein has been removed as the head of the Weinstein Company following a bombshell investigation that uncovered decades of allegations of sexual harassment against him, and now The New Yorker has obtained audio of Weinstein confessing to groping a woman. In a confrontation recorded by the NYPD of Weinstein and Filipina-Italian model and aspiring actress Ambra Battilana Gutierrez, Weinstein is heard instructing Gutierrez to come into his hotel room and sit in the bathroom for five minutes and drink water while he showers. Gutierrez repeatedly tells Weinstein that she does not feel comfortable and asks him why he touched...
  • NYT: Anti-Trump 'Resistance' Groups Pulling Big Money From Establishment Dems

    10/07/2017 8:38:24 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    Newsmax ^ | October 7, 2017 | Solange Reyner
    Anti-Trump resistance groups are attracting big money from major liberal donors, creating a challenge to respected liberal institutions according to a report in The New York Times. Groups like Flippable, Swing Left, Sister District, Women’s March and Indivisible have seen an uptick in donations since July when the Democracy Alliance gave its donors a “resistance map” with their names. Democracy Alliance is a network of progressive donors who coordinate their political donations to groups that the Alliance has endorsed. “We’re in a disruptive period, and when we get through it, the progressive infrastructure landscape may look different,” Gara LaMarche, president...
  • Roy Moore Win — A Movement That Has Elites Shaking

    09/27/2017 2:17:32 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 25 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 09/27/17 | Cheryl K. Chumley -
    Roy Moore just beat Luther Strange in the Republican runoff for Alabama’s U.S. Senate seat, by roughly 10 percentage points. And now both Democrats and the establishment wing of the Republicans are shaking in their boots — or at least, they ought to be. This wasn’t a win so much for a man as it was a message from voters for a principle — for a movement, one that elitists have been trying to stamp for years is still alive. It’s a movement that goes like this: We’re the American citizens, you’re the political class, and you work for us....
  • They Stink

    09/12/2017 6:05:59 AM PDT · by Twotone · 10 replies
    American Spectator ^ | September 11, 2017 | Scott McKay
    Cultural institutions dominated by the Left seem to be populated by the unqualified and incompetent. Here’s something you probably already know but may not have noticed: in any institution which has been taken over by the more egalitarian/iconoclastic/redistributionist elements of our society, which at this point generally includes nearly every one of the industries which control American culture, a very wide space is made for the inclusion of people who are manifestly, unquestionably and ridiculously unfit to contribute at the level they are appointed for. This is a phenomenon not exclusive to the Left, mind you. Before cultural institutions like...