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  • Profile of a Sinking Blue State, or Why Florida Dodged a Bullet in Election 2018

    12/12/2018 10:44:01 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 13 replies
    Sunshine State News ^ | December 12th 2018 | Nancy Smith
    On a day when an editorial in the venerable Chicago Tribune newspaper is making national news for pleading with Illinois lawmakers to clean up the state's fiscal mess, it's a good time for Florida to count its blessings. There but for the grace of God and a slew of successful conservative policies ... The Sunshine State barely avoided a great big fiscal rathole of its own on Election Day by rejecting progressive leadership and the prospect of turning a sound red state blue. Maybe not Illinois blue, but a Gillum victory likely would have started the Sunshine State down Insolvency...
  • The Many Things that Democrats want to Ban (Running List) - Metallicman

    12/09/2018 4:46:49 PM PST · by vannrox · 22 replies
    metallicman ^ | 8DEC18 | editorial staff
    This is a compilation of the many, many things that American Democrats (often radical totalitarian communists wearing the mantle of “progressive liberals”) want to ban. This is a running tabulated list that originated from an earlier post about busybodies. There, I argued that Social Justice Warriors (SJW) was just another name for a busybody. This is a set aside list tabulated by request. It supersedes the extensive list on an earlier post about busybodies. Remember, boys and girls, all bans are a restriction on freedom. Go ahead and shake your head in disbelief. These people are friggin’ lunatics. The List...
  • Brussels police arrest hundreds in 'yellow vest' riot

    12/09/2018 4:39:55 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 20 replies
    Reuters ^ | December 9, 2018 | by Clement Rossignol and Robin Emmott
    BRUSSELS - Belgian police detained more than 400 people on Saturday after “yellow vest” protesters inspired by riots in France threw rocks and firecrackers and damaged shops and cars as they tried to reach official buildings in Brussels. In the second violence of its kind in the capital in eight days, a crowd which police estimated at around 1,000 faced riot squads who used water cannon and tear gas to keep people away from the European Union headquarters and the nearby Belgian government quarter. Calm was restored after about five hours. The movement in Belgium, inspired by the “gilets jaunes”,...
  • Mandatory Implantation of Microchips in Employees? UK Gov’t Says it Would Likely be Illegal

    12/07/2018 6:41:41 PM PST · by vannrox · 9 replies
    CNS News ^ | 6DEC18 | Kevin McCandless
    London (CNSNews.com) – It sounds like the stuff of eschatological literature, but the idea of companies forcibly implanting their employees with microchips is making waves in Britain – although the government says it doubts the practice would be legal. In recent years, companies marketing microchip implants have touted them as a convenient shortcut to many routine tasks. Employing the same technology used in contactless credit cards, the tiny device is generally implanted in a worker’s hand and can be used for such things as opening doors or turning on devices. But groups in Britain ranging from the Confederation of Business...
  • The Latest: Macron's government may face no-confidence vote

    12/06/2018 5:58:49 AM PST · by Eddie01 · 28 replies
    business insider ^ | fDec. 6, 2018 | staff
    PARIS (AP) — The Latest on France protests (all times local): 1 p.m. French left-wing opposition parties are seeking a no-confidence vote in President Emmanuel Macron's government amid growing protests and fears of violence. The Socialist Party, far-left Defiant France and the Communist Party are setting aside their divisions and promising to submit the request to the lower house of parliament, or National Assembly, on Monday. The assembly would hold a no-confidence motion within 48 hours of the request. The left-wing parties alone don't have nearly enough votes to bring down the government, since Macron's centrist Republic on the Move...
  • Why Do So Many Public Buildings in the U.S. Look Like Greek Temples?

    12/05/2018 4:22:24 PM PST · by vannrox · 42 replies
    zocalpublicsquare ^ | 20SEP18 | Robert Russell
    President Andrew Jackson took a keen interest in the construction of the federal mint in Philadelphia, a grand, columned edifice, inspired by the temples of ancient Greece, that opened in 1833. Jackson was not a man known for his appreciation of cultural and artistic pursuits. A populist who famously railed against the elites, he had initially wanted to construct a simple building for minting money quickly, because there was a severe shortage of specie—coins—in the country at the time. Gradually, though, he came around to the idea of a grander mint, and became personally involved in many aspects of the...
  • WATCH VIDEO of Atlantic City mayor, councilman in nightclub brawl

    11/29/2018 10:12:11 AM PST · by simpson96 · 14 replies
    Press of Atlantic City ^ | 11/29/2018 | Lauren Carroll, David Danzis
    ATLANTIC CITY — Complaints against Mayor Frank Gilliam and Councilman Jeffree Fauntleroy II for their role in a fight outside a casino nightclub earlier this month have been remanded to municipal court, Cape May County Prosecutor Jeffrey H. Sutherland announced Wednesday. Gilliam and Fauntleroy were allegedly engaged in a fight with at least two people outside Haven nightclub at Golden Nugget Atlantic City on Nov. 11. Summonses for simple assault and harassment were issued to Gilliam and Fauntleroy on Nov. 14. Video footage shows Gilliam exchanging punches with an unidentified individual and Fauntleroy tossing another man to the ground from...
  • What Is Government Supposed To Do?

    11/28/2018 1:37:37 PM PST · by MosesKnows · 28 replies
    11/28/2018 | MosesKnows
    What Is Government Supposed To Do Questions can expand political discussions beyond the topic discussed. The topic in this case was what the government is supposed to do about asset forfeiture corruption. Remove the topic from the question and simply ask, what is the government supposed to do? The thoughtful answer is that the government is only supposed to do one thing. Protect our rights. The founders gave government only enough legislative powers to protect us and our property. I know that doesn’t address asset forfeiture corruption but it does illustrate that the founders didn’t grant government legislative powers to...
  • For What Should We Be Thankful?

    11/22/2018 2:31:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | November 22, 2018 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    What if the government's true goal is to perpetuate itself? What if the real levers of governmental power are pulled by agents and diplomats and by bureaucrats and central bankers behind the scenes? What if they stay in power no matter who is elected president or which political party controls either house of Congress? What if the frequent public displays of adversity between the Republicans and the Democrats are just a facade and a charade? What if both major political parties agree on the transcendental issues of our day? What if the leadership of both major political parties believes that...
  • We're Leaving California! Which Western State is Best? (Vanity)

    11/15/2018 8:37:13 AM PST · by A Navy Vet · 234 replies
    Myself ^ | November 15, 2018 | A Navy Vet
    Since California now has a super majority in the Assembly/Senate and can and will legislate any tax or thing their little Socialist hearts desire, we are now committed to leaving. We will be part of the exodus from the Socialist Republic of California. It's going to be a historical migration within our Nation, if not already. Since we are both Conservatives, we won't be bringing any of the Liberal/Socialist ideals with us and would make good neighbors.
  • The Cleaner

    11/12/2018 10:46:25 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 38 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 11/12/18 | sundance
    (snip) -- This tells me, someone wanted this information into the bloodstream of public knowledge; ..... ..... Who wanted this out there? The answer to that question, is uniquely narrow when you think about the documents and the position the person would have to hold in order to influence the release. Because of the documents in question, the person would need to be inside the DOJ. Because of the content of the documents, the person would have to be important enough to have access and knowledge of the bigger dynamic at play. This person would also need to be high...
  • Five Reasons to End Government Smoking Bans

    03/02/2017 8:56:01 PM PST · by TBP · 93 replies
    FEE ^ | Thursday, March 02, 2017 | Bill Wirtz
    For the past several decades, governments have been cracking down on tobacco consumption, including by banning smoking in many places such as bars or restaurants. But we've learned a lot about the effects of these kinds of policies over the last few years and now it's time to reconsider them. Here's why: 1. Property Rights Most fundamentally, the debate about smoking bans should center on private property rights. Whether you should be allowed to smoke in a bar should be determined by the owner of that bar, not by busybody bureaucrats who think they know how to live everyone’s lives...
  • 'SNL' Mocks ‘Gross’ GOP Candidate Who Lost His Eye to an IED Blast

    11/04/2018 9:52:55 AM PST · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | November 4, 2018 | Nicolas Fondacaro
    Since the Vietnam War, liberals have been known for their great disdain for America’s service members, despite their efforts to hide it. During NBC’s latest edition of Saturday Night Live, that disdain poked its ugly head out in the form of supposed comedian Pete Davidson mocking Republican congressional candidate and former Navy SEAL Dan Crenshaw about the eye he lost to an IED blast while serving in Afghanistan, “or whatever” according to the funny man. The vile attack came during the SNL’s faux news segment “Weekend Update” where Davidson was mocking multiple Republican politicians for their looks. The comedian stated...
  • California agrees to pause net neutrality rules amid messy legal battle

    10/26/2018 1:50:50 PM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 7 replies
    San Francisco Chronicle ^ | October 26, 2018 | By Melia Russell
    California agreed Friday not to enforce its new net neutrality rules - the toughest state-level internet protections in the nation - while court deliberations continue over the federal government’s underlying rollback of net neutrality. The Department of Justice and internet service provider trade associations, which sued the state for enacting a law that sets different ground rules for internet protections in California, have also agreed to put that lawsuit on hold until 2019. Gov. Jerry Brown last month signed a bill that in effect restored net neutrality rules put in place in 2015 under the Obama administration and overturned by...
  • Has America Become a Dictatorship Disguised as a Democracy?

    10/24/2018 8:29:00 PM PDT · by vannrox · 66 replies
    Rutherford Institute ^ | 22OCT18 | By John W. Whitehead
    “The poor and the underclass are growing. Racial justice and human rights are nonexistent. They have created a repressive society and we are their unwitting accomplices. Their intention to rule rests with the annihilation of consciousness. We have been lulled into a trance. They have made us indifferent to ourselves, to others. We are focused only on our own gain.”—They Live, John Carpenter We’re living in two worlds, you and I. There’s the world we see (or are made to see) and then there’s the one we sense (and occasionally catch a glimpse of), the latter of which is...
  • Single-use plastics ban approved by European Parliament

    10/24/2018 7:03:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 23 replies
    BBC "News" ^ | October 24, 2018
    The European Parliament has voted for a complete ban on a range of single-use plastics across the union in a bid to stop pollution of the oceans. MEPs backed a ban on plastic cutlery and plates, cotton buds, straws, drink-stirrers and balloon sticks. The proposal also calls for a reduction in single-use plastic for food and drink containers like plastic cups. One MEP said, if no action was taken, "by 2050 there will be more plastic than fish in the oceans". The UK will have to incorporate the rules into national law if the ban becomes a fully-fledged directive before...
  • How Democrats Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Federalism

    10/24/2018 1:52:55 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 24, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    In today's polarized political environment, I'm often asked how I think America can come back together. My answer is pretty simple: we learn to leave each other alone. I didn't like President Obama much; folks on the left don't like President Trump. I wanted President Obama and Democrats interfering as little as possible in my life; Democrats presumably feel the same about President Trump and the Republicans. So, here's a solution: the founders' solution. It's called checks and balances, federalism and localism. For too long, the Democratic Party has operated under a certain assumption: The tides of history are in...
  • The Triumph of Dubious Cover-Ups by Government Officials

    10/23/2018 1:55:49 PM PDT · by davikkm · 1 replies
    IWB ^ | LV
    In the third quarter of the nineteenth century, when he was confronted with damning evidence of Tammany Hall corruption, William “Boss” Tweed famously challenged anyone who made such an accusation with this taunt: “Well, what are you going to do about it?” That’s how powerful and invulnerable Boss Tweed thought he and his cabal of cronies were. They ran New York City with an iron fist and believed they could do whatever they pleased to line their pockets. Tweed got away with his illicit gains for some time before justice finally caught up with him. Ultimately, he was arrested, convicted...
  • A Mystery: Americans Are Happier Over Declining Government Regulations

    10/23/2018 11:21:15 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 12 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/23/2018 | John Sexton
    Here’s something that defies explanation: The proportion of Americans who now believe there are too many government regulations has just fallen to the lowest level since Barack Obama took office.Now, what could possibly explain such a dramatic drop?Obama loved government regulations. The Illinois Democrat rarely encountered a new government rule that he did not like.During the Obama reign of error, the Gallup people found that the percentage of Americans who said there was “too much regulation” on business and industry soared from the average of 37 percent during the eight years of the George W. Bush presidency to a...
  • Pizzas must shrink or lose their toppings under Government anti-obesity plan 

    10/13/2018 2:02:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 59 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | October 11, 2018 | Laura Donnelly
    Pizzas must shrink or lose their toppings under Government plans to cap the calories in thousands of meals sold in restaurants and supermarkets. Pies, ready meals and sandwiches will also be subject to the new proposed calorie limits, in a desperate bid to tackle Britain’s obesity crisis. Under the draft proposals, a standard pizza for one should contain no more than 928 calories - far less than many sold by takeaways, restaurants and shops.  And the recommendations suggest that a savoury pie should contain no more than 695 calories. Public Health England (PHE) said “drastic” measures were needed to combat Britain’s...