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  • Responses come in to Illinois Supreme Court's decision to block voters' opinion on remapping

    08/27/2016 6:25:03 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 12 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | Friday, August 26, 2016
    Responses come in to Supreme Court's decision to block voters' opinion on remapping SPRINGFIELD - Friday, Illinois lawmakers from all over the state expressed their dismay with the Illinois Supreme Court Democrat majority's decision to block voters from expressing their opinion on a proposed November referendum. Senate Minority Leader Christine Radogno (R-Lemont) released the following statement Friday: Illinois residents, as Illinois Supreme Court Justice Robert Thomas writes, have had their voices ‘muzzled’ after the Illinois Supreme Court ruled yesterday that only politicians, and not the people, have the power to draw legislative district maps. We cannot disenfranchise the will of...
  • FL: Man Shoots Large Gator near Horses; Gator Attacks, Shooter Charged

    08/27/2016 5:33:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 August 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Photo from Sumter County Sheriff's Office About 6:30 p.m. on June 21, 2016, a 8.5-9 foot, 300 lb alligator was discovered near some agitated horses that belonged to Reginald Blanton, 74 years old. Blanton shot the reptile with a 9mm handgun, reportedly hitting it two or three times.  Where he hit it is not clear, but the shots would likely have been  mortal, because the alligator was still there, lying in the grass, when the authorities "euthanized it". While the story is two months old, there are important lessons to learn. After the shots, Blanton's stepson, Jack Hildreth, 58,...
  • NEVER DIVIDE WHEN FACING AN ENEMY

    08/27/2016 4:06:13 AM PDT · by iontheball · 34 replies
    CFP ^ | August 26, 2016 | Dr. Brad Lyles
    “Never divide your forces in the face of a superior enemy.” This famous dictum has been a truism of war for 5,000 years. Heedless, our brothers and sisters in the Establishment, and in #NeverTrump, believe they can summon victory from the ashes of a conflagration of their own making. Worse, they continue to pursue their divisive actions despite their inability to define the victory they are pursuing.
  • More Clinton Email Questions [semi-satire]

    08/27/2016 1:29:37 AM PDT · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 28 Aug 2016 | John Semmens
    The latest 14,900 emails recovered by the FBI came from the 33,000 that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton deleted on the grounds that they were personal rather than work-related. Oddly, one of the topics discussed in many of them was Benghazi, which would seem to be "work-related" and as such legally required to be preserved and archived. Hillary for President campaign manager Robbie Mook urged that "we not jump to hasty conclusions. If you will recall, Secretary Clinton admitted she authored many emails dealing with planning her daughter's wedding. While we all know about the attack on Ambassador Stevens that...
  • Why Polling for the 2016 Presidential Election May be Wrong

    08/26/2016 8:28:29 PM PDT · by pboyington · 41 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 26, 2016 | Joe Ragonese
    Dana Perino, a Fox News pundit on ‘The Five’, recently looked into the camera and with a pained expression across her face stated that the polls were solidly favoring Hillary Clinton, and that they were right. She went on to explain that during the 2012 election, everyone, including her, thought the polls were wrong and too heavily skewered toward the Democrats. This belief, based on historic polling, was well founded. When Ronald Reagan ran against Jimmy Carter, the polls, right up to the day of the election, suggested a landslide for Carter. The opposite was true, and the landslide was...
  • Zubaydah Media Myths

    08/26/2016 4:19:02 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-26-16 | Wordsmith
    Zubaydah, characterized as "the poster child" and "guinea pig" for the CIA Interrogation Program, made his first public appearance on Tuesday before a GITMO parole board: The hearing is part of the Periodic Review Board, which the Department of Defense describes as "an interagency process designed to review whether continued detention of Guantanamo detainees is necessary to protect against a continuing significant threat to the security of the United States." "He has come to believe that he might have a chance to leave Guantanamo through this process," a representative for Zubaydah said at the hearing. ~~~ Zubaydah did not speak...
  • CPS office occupied by Black Lives Matter protesters over Kingsley Burrell case (England)

    08/26/2016 3:11:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    The Daventry Express ^ | August 26, 2016
    Black Lives Matter protesters campaigning for "justice" over the death of a man under police restraint occupied a Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) office demanding action. Campaigners raising awareness about the case of Kingsley Burrell, who died in 2011 following contact with police, staged a noisy but non-violent demonstration in the Colmore Gate offices in Birmingham after an earlier rally in the city. The protest dispersed when a senior manager from the West Midlands CPS agreed to take a letter from the campaign group raising 10 key points in Mr Burrell's case, and pass it to the director of public prosecutions...
  • Sorry, Hillary: Trump’s policies are clearly better for blacks

    08/26/2016 2:52:22 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 11 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 25, 2016 | John Lott
    Hillary Clinton claims that some of Donald Trump’s appeal is “xenophobic, racist, misogynistic.” On Thursday she asked, “If he doesn’t respect all Americans, how can he serve all Americans?” But who actually cares more about blacks, in particular poor blacks? On everything from education to jobs to crime, Trump’s policies offer a lifeline to people who have been losing ground for decades. Hillary’s policies will just exacerbate them. And no amount of speeches will change that. On education, Trump strongly supports school choice. This would give inner-city blacks a way out of horribly performing public schools. Clinton attacks charters and...
  • Taxes Up $4.3 Million, State Money Down $200K: So Who 'Compromised' Services?

    08/26/2016 1:50:35 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 1 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/21/2016 | Tom Gantert
    Revenue sharing payments from the state of Michigan to the city of Jackson were $219,300 lower in 2015 than in 2010. But Jackson’s overall annual tax revenues grew by $4.3 million over the same period, including $2.3 million more from its city income tax. The decline of $220,000 in state revenue sharing funds, though, was the subject of a recent public meeting in Jackson hosted by a statewide local government lobbying organization called the Michigan Municipal League. The MML is trying to make an issue out of state revenue sharing payments as part of a pitch for municipalities to get...
  • Couple Could Lose Their Home Through Civil Forfeiture

    08/26/2016 10:30:13 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 13 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/20/2016 | Jarrett Skorup
    In Traverse City, a couple could lose thousands of dollars in cash as well as their home because of the state’s loose civil forfeiture laws. Their case shows the perspective of both sides of this issue, but the solution is fairly simple – governments should not be able to take ownership of people’s assets unless they are convicted of a crime. The Traverse City Record-Eagle does a great job laying out the situation. The Traverse Narcotics Team believes Kenneth and Mary Murray profited from what it calls “ill-gotten gains.” The law enforcement agency accuses the couple of violating the state’s...
  • Even the Left is recoiling from Hillary’s cynical “free college for everybody” plan

    08/26/2016 9:10:46 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 12 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 8/26/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    Notwithstanding the lies from her media steno pool, Hillary Clinton does not have high approval ratings among 18 to 29 year old voters. In fact her approval rating from this group has sagged from a high of 47% in July 2015 to just 31% last month. This sharp drop among a group she MUST fool in order to win has probably forced her to recently propose free college for everybody; but the plan is so weak and shot through with obvious flaws that even her strongest supporters on the Left are panning it. Writing for The Atlantic magazine, Ronald Brownstein...
  • Township Denies It Had Landfill Documents, County Records Say Otherwise

    08/26/2016 8:56:22 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/23/2016 | Derek Draplin
    A resident of a township in southeastern Michigan thinks she was wrongly denied a request for township documents related to a proposed landfill expansion. Salem Township denied the Freedom of Information Act request, saying the information the requester asked for did not exist. But records subsequently acquired from Washtenaw County show that the relevant documents do exist, and were in the township’s possession when the request was submitted. Tracey Birkenhauer of Northville sent a FOIA request to Salem Township on March 25, 2016, requesting all documentation submitted to the township since 2010 regarding the expansion of the Arbor Hills landfill....
  • The U.S. Department of Clinton

    08/26/2016 6:23:13 AM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 7 replies
    WSJ Opinions ^ | 8-25-2016 | Kimberley A. Strassel
    The latest emails show that State and the foundation were one seamless entity. This is the week that the steady drip, drip, drip of details about Hillary Clinton’s server turned into a waterfall. This is the week that we finally learned why Mrs. Clinton used a private communications setup, and what it hid. This is the week, in short, that we found out that the infamous server was designed to hide that Mrs. Clinton for three years served as the U.S. Secretary of the Clinton Foundation. In March this column argued that while Mrs. Clinton’s mishandling of classified information was...
  • Caption 0bama in this hillarious picture.

    08/26/2016 6:05:17 AM PDT · by Arcy · 50 replies
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  • The rat pack-style of mainstream media reporters who write books

    08/26/2016 4:35:27 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/26/16 | Judi McLeod
    The real story of our times: Same media who sat idly by for almost eight years while the Obama administration ruined their own country, are now smearing Donald Trump and his supporters working to rescue America We don’t know how many Washington Post reporters it takes to screw in a light bulb but we do know it takes more than 24 of them to try to screw Donald J. Trump in a rushed-to-launch book. “More than “two dozen” Washington Post reporters contributed to a book published Tuesday that attacks Donald Trump.” (Daily Caller) That should tell us what WaPo reporters...
  • Article V For a Republic Worth Keeping

    08/26/2016 1:59:32 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 21 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 26th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    As I recall from Gibbon, the Western Roman Empire went out with more of a whimper than a bang. By the time of Alaric and his Visigoths in 410 AD, Rome was so corrupt and weak there was little to stand in his way. In broad strokes it is fair to say that Roman society declined simultaneously with government. Long before the fall, Roman republican citizenship was a precious possession, a jewel of unsurpassed value. As such it was held closely and kept in short supply, for among other privileges, the Roman citizen wasn’t taxed. He was exempt from the...
  • Baltimore Votes To Keep Schools Open On Muslim Holidays

    08/25/2016 8:54:05 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 33 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 24, 2016 9:25am ET | Dan Joseph
    The Baltimore County Board of Education on Tuesday voted 6-5 against closing schools for two Muslim holidays when they fall on school days. According to the Baltimore Sun, the Muslim community had advocated for more than a decade to close Baltimore schools on the Islamic holidays of Eid al-Adha and Eid al-Fitr. The vote followed a heated discussion among school board members as dozens of Muslims waited in the audience. The results of the vote prompted shouts of “Injustice!” by some in attendance, and the board had to call a five-minute recess before continuing. …
  • The Nightmare World of a Hillary Clinton Presidency

    08/25/2016 8:18:10 PM PDT · by pboyington · 23 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 25, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    The nation is a proverbial derriere hair away from the deluded, twisted, hell on earth world of a Hillary Clinton Presidency. Make no mistake about it. Hillary Clinton isn’t just another Democrat, a political rival of Republicans. She is a lying criminal who exhibits sociopathic traits. Hillary Clinton is a dangerous, reckless narcissist who believes the world owes her the Presidency and who bows to globalist policies and operatives like the demonic, George Soros. Let us hope that the nightmare scenario below never develops: Donald Trump rallies in the polls the last 75 days of the election. He and Hillary...
  • EpiPen price spike: Daughter of Dem senator takes advantage of FDA red tape to exploit monopoly

    08/25/2016 6:42:20 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 10 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Hillary feigns outrage, but everything about this has Democrat fingerprints on it Just like earlier this year with Martin Shkreli and Daraprim, the Internet is full of outrage the past few days over the action of Mylan CEO Heather Fausch to raise the price of the live-saving drug EpiPen to $500 per unit. And as always happens, politicians are getting into the act, particularly Hillary Clinton, who raged that Mylan must reduce the price immediately - as if pharmaceutical companies check with candidates for political office in setting their pricing. But if Hillary really wants to manifest her rage -...
  • Clinton henchman says Clinton Foundation critics will burn in Hell

    08/25/2016 6:39:56 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 29 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/16 | Matthew Vadum
    Motor-mouthed left-wing spin doctor and career Clintonista James Carville The motor-mouthed left-wing spin doctor and career Clintonista James Carville, says those who try to hinder the fine work of the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation will be consigned to the flames of woe. It amounts to a loud “how dare you!” based on the assumption that the Clinton Foundation actually does good things. “What the Clinton Foundation does, it takes money from rich people and gives it to poor people,” Politico reported the Ragin’ Cajun saying on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” show.
  • Wait . . . what? Today Show staff in meltdown because Al Roker said Ryan Lochte lied

    08/25/2016 6:36:31 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | Matthew Vadum
    The poor dears get very upset when someone eschews the BS and speaks plain truth. I’m not going to pretend I’ve been following the Ryan Lochte story. Nothing about the Olympics really interests me, including this. But it does interest me when people who merely tell the truth about things find themselves taking heat for doing so - and that is now happening to NBC’s Al Roker because he went so far as to express his indignation over Lochte’s false story of what happened to him in Brazil. According to a report out today, Today Show staffers are beside themselves,...
  • The Great Disconnect

    08/25/2016 4:12:25 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/16 | Dr. Robert Owens
    If we had only learned from the mistakes of others Chaos is the mother of tyranny. Chaos reigns when people operate in confusion and disorder. It is a state in which behavior and events are not controlled by reason. Today we are faced with a government and an elite controlled media that lie to the people and then lie about lying. They operate as if the country is theirs to run and ruin for their own personal enrichment. Chaos is a time like today when life makes little sense and we are force-fed such gobbledygook as the economy is booming,...
  • The man who is destroying America, Europe and Israel

    08/25/2016 4:10:00 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/16 | Andrew Benjamin
    OU DON'T KNOW GEORGE LIKE I KNOW GEORGE Bucharest, Hungary-Since the heady days of the 1968 Democrat Convention in Chicago, and even earlier when their activities were directed from Lubyanka Street in Moscow under the Soviet regime, the political left has gained power not by what they call “protest,” which it never was, but through violence, deception, burning down cities, brainwashing and agitation-propaganda, the invention we call “political correctness,” and by changing the meaning of words to stifle free speech and opinion. Mostly by embellishing the meaning of “is.” They continue to use the mechanisms described above, albeit their disinformation...
  • This is the Clinton smoking gun

    08/25/2016 3:50:00 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 30 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 08-25-16 | DrJohn
    The same people who want you to believe that man-caused global warming is real want you to believe Hillary Clinton has done nothing wrong. It's called suspension of disbelief. At the moment Clinton is attempting to bury Donald Trump in negative ads. It is a typical Clinton tactic - a smokescreen meant to cloud the truth about the degree of Clinton corruption which is so baldly evident. Nothing epitomizes that corruption as this article: Emails Show Clinton Foundation Donor Reached Out To Hillary Clinton Before Arms Export Boost Emails just released by the State Department appear to show Clinton Foundation...
  • Where is Debbie Wasserman Schultz? Does anyone know?

    08/25/2016 2:58:30 PM PDT · by dragnet2 · 33 replies
    Last heard Ms. Schultz, immediately after resigning in a historic disgrace on the eve before the Democrat Convention, was immediately hired by Hillary Clinton. This makes perfect sense. Hillary hires the Chairwoman of the DNC who secretly conspired and swindled one of the Democrats own candidates out of an election, in favor of the corrupt Hillary Clinton. A blockbuster of disgrace and dishonor. Is Ms. Schultz currently working for the Clinton campaign? Did she get that job promised by Hillary? Is Hillary Clinton ashamed and embarrassed for continuing to associate with this level of historic public corruption? So where...
  • Nigel Farage at Trump Rally: Anything Is Possible If Enough Decent People Fight the Establishment

    08/25/2016 1:56:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Real Clear Politics ^ | August 24, 2016 | Ian Schwartz
    Former leader of the UK Independent Party Nigel Farage, credited for Brexit, addressed the audience at a Trump campaign rally in Jackson, Mississippi on Wednesday night. Farage left the UKIP after the United Kingdom voted to 'leave' the European Union. "You can beat the pollsters, you can beat the commentators, you can beat Washington," Farage said to cheers. "If you want change, you better get your walking boots on." "Anything is possible if enough decent people want to fight the establishment," Farage said. Farage also took a shot at President Barack Obama for campaigning against Brexit....
  • Ann Arbor Council Defies State Law, Bans Cigarette Sales to Adults Age 18 to 20

    08/25/2016 1:37:44 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 22 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/24/2016 | Derek Draplin
    The Ann Arbor City Council last week voted for an ordinance that will ban the sale of tobacco products to people under 21, making it the first city in Michigan to raise the legal purchasing age from 18. The Council voted 9-2 on Aug. 4 for an ordinance sponsored by Council Member Julie Grand, a Democrat representing the city’s 3rd Ward. Ann Arbor officials were explicit about their lack of concern with whether the ordinance conflicts with state law, and that they hope the rest of the state follows the city’s lead. "The tobacco lobby has inflicted enough misery on...
  • The Voting System is Rigged—Part Three

    08/25/2016 10:35:36 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    CANADA Free Press ^ | 08/25/16 | KATY Grimes
    Election Fraud and Voter fraud is real The oppressed are allowed once every few years to decide which particular representatives of the oppressing class are to represent and repress them.—Karl Marx Democrats insist that fraud during elections is a myth. They claim voter fraud is “virtually non-existent,” buying votes is too difficult and too “legally risky to pull off,” tampering with voting machines is a misnomer because they are often backed up by paper ballots or other means of auditing (except for the 2000 election between George Bush and Al Gore, which Democrats still insist was stolen from Gore).
  • Paul Begala is shocked, SHOCKED, that the press holds the Clintons to such lofty ethical standards

    08/25/2016 10:33:55 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 19 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/16 | Robert Laurie
    It's just so, so, SO, unfair Technically, Paul Begala’s job title is “Senior adviser for Priorities USA Action and Democratic strategist, Paul Begala.” In reality, it should read “lifelong Clinton suck-up and media shill, Paul Begala.” He’s been wandering from network to network, defending the Clintons in one capacity or another, for decades. ...And that’s fine. It’s his bread and butter. It’s “what he does.” Special: Something Happened in Europe That Just Lowered Your Mortgage However, it looks like he’s finally had enough. Paul Begala is outraged. He’s fed up. He’s mad as hell and he’s not going to take...
  • Left Wing Globalists Posing as Right Wing Conservatives

    08/25/2016 8:48:05 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 6 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/25/16 | Jim O'Neill
    Besides having in common big government bureaucracies, all of these various left wing ideologies end up with an elite "ruling class" of one sort or another lording it over "we the people" Trump opposes globalism. Hillary thrives on it. Globalism is far more than “geographical” or “eliminating national borders and boundaries.” It is spiritual and demonic at its core. Few—very few—understand this. ...Trump understands that it is 11:59 p.m. on the “cultural clock.” America is near the end—morally, economically, militarily and, sadly, spiritually.—Dr. Jim Garlow “If You’re On the Fence About Your Vote, This Pastor Clarifies How the Very Future...
  • Your Next Nuke Will Be Small And Modular

    08/24/2016 10:19:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Forbes ^ | August 24, 2016 | Michael Lynch
    For at least two decades, nuclear engineers have been talking about new reactor designs, but few have progressed to become important components of the industry. Naturally, as with any new technology, there are always boosters and their enthusiasm should be treated with caution, but there is definitely potential for advances that could mean a surge in nuclear power. One aspect that needs greater attention is the benefit of smaller reactors, which greatly reduce risk on the part of investors. Some new designs are more incrementally advanced, such as the European Pressurized Reactor (EPR) developed by Areva and EDF in France,...
  • Ray Mabus’ Social Experiment Navy is Steaming Ahead to Disaster

    08/24/2016 5:37:36 PM PDT · by pboyington · 33 replies
    US Defense Watch ^ | August 24, 2016 | Ray Starmann
    Secretary of the Navy, Ray Mabus, is a left wing, cultural Marxist, whose social experiment policies are turning the US Navy into a feckless fiasco on the high seas. Mabus is responsible for pushing women into the Navy SEALs, Marine infantry, a new Orwellian gender neutral lexicon, Marine Corps Unconscious Bias Training, while also completely ignoring the Corps’ $36 million dollar study that showed why women can’t meet the rough standards of the combat arms and special operations. Mabus’s latest social experiment laboratory creation is the selection of Admiral Michelle Howard as Commander of US Naval Forces Europe. Howard was...
  • Jorge Ramos to Donald Trump: It Is Too Late For You To Flip-Flop On Immigration

    08/24/2016 1:55:58 PM PDT · by Sir Napsalot · 32 replies
    RCP Video ^ | 8-24-2016 | Tim Hains
    The famously anti-Trump TV host Jorge Ramos comments on the Republican candidate's 'pivot.' "If he wants to flip-flop on immigration, I think it is already too late," Ramos said Tuesday. "The fact is, Trump still wants to deport millions of people," the 'Fusion' host said. "He has insulted Mexican immigrnts and he has questioned a judge's capacity based on his ethnic origin." "73% of Latinos, according to a Univision poll, think he is a racist," Ramos added. "No, Trump hasn't changed. And to prove that, take a look at [the campaign's first TV ad]." (snip) ".... Some people defend Trump,...
  • Ontario Should Look to Michigan

    08/24/2016 1:25:02 PM PDT · by MichCapCon · 6 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/24/2016 | Michael LaFaive
    Acres of shiny new Chevrolet Camaros temporarily parked outside a Lansing auto plant: temporarily because they’re being snapped up by customers almost as fast as the state-of-the-art facility can ship them out. The image may sum up the evidence assembled in a new study from the respected Fraser Institute in Canada. Called “Ontario Versus Michigan: Lessons from the Wolverine State,” the report examines how the neighboring state and province have done economically before and after the dramatic business climate changes enacted in Michigan beginning in 2011. A state economic resurgence has followed in the wake of the reforms, which included...
  • You Have My Permission to Speak … Unless

    08/24/2016 10:50:24 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/22/2016 | Jason Hayes
    I remember a time — not that long ago — when Americans had an undisputed right to support causes in which they believed. I also remember a time when elected officials — from both sides of the aisle — staunchly supported that right. That’s why I was saddened to see government officials, including members of Congress, acting as the enemies of free speech, singling out individuals and organizations that have the audacity to hold contrary views on energy use and climate policy. Those who believe the so-called consensus view on climate and the environment are safe to express their concerns...
  • GOP must follow Trump’s lead on climate change

    08/24/2016 7:26:59 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 8 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/16 | Tom Harris
    It is immoral to destroy millions of jobs and harm America's poor, minority, and working class families with soaring energy prices because of a questionable theory about future climate According to a new survey led by researchers at the University of Michigan, more Americans than ever, about one in five, say they are not sure whether climate change is occurring. Paradoxically, the survey also shows that those who are convinced that there is no solid evidence of global warming is at its lowest level (15%) in the nine-year history of the poll. Most interesting however, is the fact that the...
  • The continuing and non-existent collapse of Donald Trump

    08/24/2016 7:24:23 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/16 | Dr. Steve Allen
    "Don't get cocky." That's the problem with lying to your opponents: Sometimes, you fall for your own lie [Continuing our series on deception and misdirection in politics and public policy.] Donald Trump’s continuing decline in the polls is a clear indicator that the GOP is facing disaster—that Trump will lose cataclysmically in November, perhaps becoming the first candidate to win a negative number of electoral votes, and that every other Republican on the ballot, from governors to U.S. Senators to Zika mosquito squashers, will perish in a landslide comparable to the Ruatoria debris avalanche off North Island, New Zealand, circa...
  • The End of the Wicked Witch of the Left?

    08/24/2016 7:22:21 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 45 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/16 | Chip McLean
    Could the death of the Hillary Clinton campaign be looming? Even the left-wing MSM seems to be sensing that events could be moving to a cataclysmic end for Hillary’s presidential aspirations. Every day (sometimes hourly), there are new revelations about missing, deleted emails that are being recovered; more and more evidence that points to Hillary’s deteriorating health; previous scandals that have gained new traction; more to come from WikiLeaks…but the thing that is truly proving to be the albatross hanging around Hillary’s neck is the Clinton Foundation scandal.
  • What everyone’s getting wrong about Trump’s immigration position

    08/24/2016 7:20:02 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Including, in all likelihood, some of his supporters One of the ways you can detect bias in reporting is with the use of a word like “hardline,” which sounds stubborn and inflexible, for a position that simply means business. When someone is said to be taking a “hardline” position, people are constantly after them to “soften” said position, which sounds so much nicer and more reasonable. So we keep hearing that Donald Trump is taking a “hardline” position on immigration, that being the determination to deport all 11 million (or 12 million, or whatever it is) illegal immigrations who are...
  • Media spin can’t hide Hillary’s Health, but Google Can ‘Disappear’ It

    08/24/2016 7:17:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/24/16 | Judi McLeod
    Meanwhile, the NYT and Google have run into a brick wall, the one that proves “a picture’s worth a thousand words” There was only ever one surefire way for Barack Hussein Obama to steal a third term in office at the White House. Imposing martial law to suspend elections would be inconvenient, messy and outrageous to millions of patriots who awaited Obama’s departure for nearly eight long years. It would also be as transparent as a visibly hefty Michelle Obama ‘s credibility leading a Childhood Obesity initiative. Only the ruinous election of Hillary Clinton could guarantee Obama a third term...
  • DC Residents Challenge Ban on Stun Guns

    08/24/2016 6:14:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 August, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    Image of Crystal Wright from conservativeblackchick.com On August 2nd, 2016, another case was filed to regain Second Amendment rights in the District of Columbia.  This case is likely to succeed, and it may set some interesting precedents.  It is a case that sues to eliminate the unconstitutional ban on stun guns and Tasers in the District. From cnsnews.com: The plaintiffs in this case—Crystal Wright, Brendan Turner, and Traci Dean—have indicated that they have a legitimate need to defend themselves, but each has stated a desire to use a Taser or stun gun against an assailant rather than a gun,...
  • State 'Post and Hold' Rules Economically Unsound

    08/24/2016 5:04:46 AM PDT · by MichCapCon
    Michigan Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/20/2016 | Michael LaFaive
    The Mackinac Center’s mission is premised on the notion that free markets and free people make for a more prosperous and flourishing society. So it’s no surprise that we find Michigan’s alcohol control regime problematic, because it is designed to unjustly enrich a few beer and wine wholesalers at the expense of consumers everywhere. Indeed, parts of the state liquor code read as if it were written specifically for the benefit of wholesaler business interests. Along with laws laid down by the Legislature, rules from the Michigan Liquor Control Commission protect insiders, resulting in crony capitalism at its worst. This...
  • Fearing Government

    08/24/2016 1:31:32 AM PDT · by Jacquerie · 4 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | August 24th 2016 | Rodney Dodsworth
    The spark for this squib is fear, a fear of not just where our once republic is going, but where it is. A government designed to “establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, (and) promote the general welfare,” not only doesn’t work toward these ends, it promotes policies that operate in direct opposition to them. The high criminals of the Obama administration will never be subject to the justice they deserve. Occupy Wallstreet, Black Lives Matter, and DNC supported riots at Trump rallies foment discord rather than ensure domestic tranquility. Common Defense? Purposely importing koranimals undermines the...
  • German Politician Supports Arming Citizens to Defend Against Wave of Muslim Refugees!

    08/23/2016 8:04:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Constitution.com ^ | August 23, 2016 | Tim Brown
    The leader of the populist Alternative for Germany (AfD) party has had enough of her country being under attack by Muslim migrants that have been allowed to invade her country by Angela Merkel’s insane policies. Following violent attacks, some specifically sexual in nature, Frauke Petry backed the arming of the German people against the Muslims. Yahoo News reports:
  • Former Gitmo Detainee Arrested as Top ISIS Recruiter

    08/23/2016 7:56:02 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 13 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 23, 2016 | Nick Kangadis
    Whether or not President Obama wants to publicly admit that he is harming the security of the United States, the proof is in the pudding. Fox News reported last Saturday that a former Guantanamo Bay prisoner released by Obama was arrested recently after being identified as a top recruiter for ISIS. According to Fox News:
  • (Vanity) You Are Old, Mrs. Clinton

    08/23/2016 5:32:47 PM PDT · by grey_whiskers · 43 replies
    The velveted paws of the Typing Tabby ^ | 08-23-2016 | grey_whiskers
    "You are old, Mrs. Clinton," the young voter said, "And have to pretend to be strong; And yet you incessantly sit on a stool -- Do you think, you'll keep up, the act long?" "In my youth," Mrs. Clinton replied to the pup, "I was always afraid of a fall; But, it's more than a stool, for the Press holds me up, (and my Poll numbers, too!) through it all." “'You are old,' ” said the youth, “as that old poem went, "And have grown most uncommonly fat; Yet you still wear those pants suits that look like a tent...
  • Editorial in NY Post 19 Years Ago Written By Yours Truly

    08/23/2016 5:24:57 PM PDT · by dp0622 · 40 replies
    This will be my first and LAST vanity. I love this board and am so grateful to Jim for having created it. Although I do enjoy the conversations very much, i am here because I am a conservative, at least what conservative is supposed to mean, I think. I wrote the following 19 years ago. What’s scary is that most of it is still relevant today. I was ecstatic as i sat on the train and found that the NY Post had posted my editorial comment. I even yelled it out, which received strange glances!! I’d like to share it...
  • Confirmed: Army Training Slide Calling Hillary an Insider Threat Is Real

    08/23/2016 3:05:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 22 replies
    PJ Media ^ | August 23, 2016 | Debra Heine
    An Army spokesman has confirmed that a training slide that lists Hillary Clinton as an "insider threat" is real. The slide -- which shows Hillary Clinton pictured along with the Fort Hood and Navy Yard shooters -- became an internet sensation after it was posted on the U.S. Army W.T.F! Moments Facebook page on Sunday. Via the Washington Examiner: The other photos show retired Gen. David Petraeus, who gave classified information to his biographer and mistress; Nidal Hasan, who carried out the Fort Hood shooting; Edward Snowden, a former NSA contractor who exposed classified information before seeking asylum in Russia;...
  • Breadline aficionado Bernie Sanders in mourning as Venezuela bans breadlines

    08/23/2016 2:58:15 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/23/16 | Robert Laurie
    It's a sad day for socialists everywhere You may recall that the Bernie Sanders - the wealthy, multi-homed, socialist that he is - has a “thing” for breadlines. As he famously said: “It’s funny; sometimes American journalists talk about how bad a country is, that people are lining up for food. That is a good thing. In other countries, people don’t line up for food: the rich get the food and the poor starve to death.” Bernie’s also had a lifelong affinity for the glorious socialist uprisings throughout South America and in Cuba. You and I might laugh at this,...
  • Court’s smackdown of Obama is about more than just transgender policies

    08/23/2016 2:55:59 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 08/23/16 | Dan Calabrese
    It's about the abuse of the tax code to undermine federalism and the constitutional separation of powers You probably saw yesterday - and maybe you celebrated - the news that a federal judge has ordered a nationwide halt to the Obama policy of requiring states, cities and school districts to accommodate “transgender” bathroom usage or face the loss of federal funds. It’s certainly good news that the transgender nonsense has suffered a defeat. But if you think that’s all this is about, you’re missing a much larger point. Obama and the Democrats don’t even really care all that much about...