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  • Evidence of Clintons' Tax Evasion Presented To House [semi-satire]

    12/15/2018 7:24:27 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    This week, Lawrence Doyle and John Moynihan of DM Income Advisors told the House subcommittee on government operations that they forwarded thousands of documents to the IRS showing that Bill and Hillary Clinton may have neglected to pay taxes on $400 million to $2.5 billion in money they cycled through the Clinton Foundation's so-called charity. Clinton Foundation CEO Kevin Thurm dismissed the allegations as "just another ploy by the vast right-wing conspiracy that has been harassing Bill and Hillary for decades. No one in government has ever seen fit to pursue any indictments for anything that they have done in...
  • Comey Defends Actions Against Trump [semi-satire]

    12/14/2018 6:36:32 PM PST · by John Semmens · 9 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 16 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    Fired FBI Director James Comey followed up his amnesiac performance in his testimony before House Judiciary and Oversight committees with a bit of self-congratulatory boasting about his cleverness. "While I couldn't remember the answers to most of the questions the dim-witted Republicans were asking me, I do recall some of the high points of my covert efforts to save the nation from the misrule of Donald Trump," Comey said. "Publicly exonerating Secretary Clinton in July 2016 was probably the hardest punch I threw. By clearing her of all charges I neutralized a lot of the criticisms Trump and the Republicans...
  • Dec. 12 in U.S. military history: George Washington, John Adams, and Chuck Yeager

    12/12/2018 6:23:16 AM PST · by fugazi · 10 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Dec. 12, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today’s post is in honor of Sgt. Jarrod W. Black, who was killed by an improvised explosive device on this day in 2003 in Ramadi, Iraq. Black, 26, of Peru, Ind. was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment. 1753: 21-year-old Virginia adjutant George Washington delivers an ultimatum for French forces to abandon Fort Le Boeuf (present-day Waterford, Penn.) as they were trespassing on British territory. Lt. Christopher Gist, Washington’s guide, would save the future president’s life twice during their trip through the Ohio Country. 1770: Six British soldiers charged with murder for their role in the Boston Massacre...
  • If...You Are A Fascist

    12/12/2018 5:11:12 AM PST · by walford · 14 replies
    Facebook ^ | 12/11/2018 | walford
    The Left is fond of calling we who hold to the principles of freedom, self-empowerment, equality under the law, law-and-order, strong defense, family values, etc. as fascist. Let us review what fascism is about and who is actually fascist: If you have no problem with big government/high taxes because "we are the government" you are a #Statist. If you think that everything is generated by society, so resources should be allocated by its agent, the State, you are a #Collectivist. If you think private property should only be tolerated if it serves the public interest as determined by the...
  • Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn at 100

    12/11/2018 7:18:29 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 35 replies
    Ricochet ^ | 11 Dec 2018 | Kirk Kolbo
    Arrested three months before the defeat of Hitler’s Germany, his first reaction was like that of the millions he would later write about: “Me? What for?” A decorated captain of an artillery battery that had fought its way deep into East Prussia, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn was at the time a committed Marxist-Leninist. He even fantasized he was being whisked to a meeting with Stalin. In fact, military censors had read his letter exchanges with a boyhood friend, also in the army, in which they criticized Stalin (“the mustachioed one”) for having deviated from the path laid down by Lenin. It was...
  • Detailed history of racism in the Democratic Party

    12/11/2018 11:20:47 AM PST · by The Sheebler · 64 replies
    Sheeble Blog ^ | 11/8/18 | TheSheebler
    "One of the biggest arguments against the Democratic Party is centered around racism, so we ask the question, are the Democrats racist? Through-out the years, their members/affiliates have made blatant and also subtle racist remarks which the party does not deny (mostly). The interesting part, though, is that their main line of defense is a claim that doesn’t really have any grounds to it. The claim is that the Democratic and Republican parties have at some point switched stances in terms of racism." *Warning: This article was written by me, if posting it is not appropriate let me know and...
  • Dec. 11 in US military history: Wake defenders repel Japanese invasion and the Chosin breakout

    12/11/2018 5:55:09 AM PST · by fugazi · 15 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Dec. 11, 2018 | Chris Carter
    Today's post is in honor of Spc. Marshall L. Edgerton, who was killed when suicide bombers attacked his camp in Ramadi, Iraq on this day in 2003. The 27-year-old native of Rocky Face, Ga. was assigned to Company A, 82d Signal Battalion, 82d Airborne Division.1941: The small American garrison on Wake - consisting of a few hundred Marines, sailors, and civilian contractors - repels a Japanese invasion force seeking to capture the island. The 5-inch coastal defense guns (taken from the former battleship USS Texas) hammer the incoming warships, sinking one destroyer and damaging several others, the island's four remaining...
  • FP-45 Liberator

    12/11/2018 5:04:57 AM PST · by w1n1 · 12 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/11/2018 | F Jardim
    Clandestine weapons like the World War II FP-45 pistol, later dubbed the Liberator by the Office of Strategic Services in 1944, have always intrigued me. It remains the rarest of American martial handguns from the conflict, with original examples usually starting in the $1,500 range for rusty, damaged pieces and the best examples, with their impossibly rare waxed shipping boxes, bringing over $7,000. Myths and misinformation hide the pistol's real story; they weren't wildly inaccurate junk guns that exploded after a few shots, and they were never tossed out of airplanes over occupied Europe en masse. THE FP-45 PISTOL was...
  • The Ruby Pistol

    12/10/2018 5:06:16 AM PST · by w1n1 · 3 replies
    Am Shooting Journal ^ | 12/10/2018 | R Reed
    The "Ruby" pistol is the result of France's desperate need for arms in the early days of the Great War. By 1915, much of the French industrial heartland was under German control, and what remained under allied control was producing critically needed material such as rifles, machine guns, and artillery. As the conflict grew beyond even the most pessimistic expectations, the sheer volume of troops sent into battle literally exhausted the meager stores of small arms. To meet this rising demand for pistols for the trenches, the French contracted with the Spanish firm of Gabilondo y Urresti-Eibar for their Ruby...
  • Progressing the Constitution - The Ninth Amendment Part II

    12/10/2018 4:32:27 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 14 replies
    ArticleVBlog ^ | December 10th 2018 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Subtitle: Black-Robe Disease. The only “living Constitution” is one that is followed; a Constitution whose text is ignored is a dead one.1 Standing over and looking down at the remains of the US Constitution, retired Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy recently admitted in an interview why he provided the fifth vote in Obergefell v. Hodges. “It seemed to me just wrong that under the Constitution, over 100,000 adopted children of gay parents could not have their parents married. I just thought this was wrong.” Well, there you have it. Kennedy admitted an open secret; he let his passions rule his reason...
  • Bible Prophecy for Everyone: An Interview with Todd Hampson

    12/09/2018 8:05:45 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 10 replies
    Bible Gateway ^ | December 6, 2018 | Jonathan Petersen
    Do you tend to avoid studying books of the Bible like Revelation and Ezekiel? Does it feel like words such as rapture and apocalypse fly right over your head? It’s common to dismiss these and other topics related to Bible prophecy as irrelevant or too complicated.Bible Gateway interviewed Todd Hampson (@thampson) about his book, The Non-Prophet’s Guide™ to the End Times: Bible Prophecy for Everyone (Harvest House Publishers, 2018).Explain the title of the book and its format.Todd Hampson: The Non-Prophet’s Guide™ to the End Times features a comical character known as the Non-Prophet. He always gets prophecy wrong and doesn’t...
  • Foreign-Born Population of the United States, Percent by State, as of 2010

    12/09/2018 3:36:48 PM PST · by marktwain · 31 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 10 December, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The foreign born population of the United States is at near record levels of over 14 percent, as of 2018. The last time this happened, the U.S. shut down immigration for 40 years and assimilated the immigrants. It is less clear that will happen this time. The big wave of immigration ending about 1920, was part of how Progressivism took over as the dominant ideology in the United States. The current wave of immigration, began in 1965, is part of how Progressivism is pushing out the remnants of Constitutional ideology today. President Donald Trump is part of a desperate...
  • By Unanimous Vote, Delaware Set the Stage for Success

    12/08/2018 9:50:54 PM PST · by jfd1776 · 2 replies
    Illinois Review ^ | December 7, 2018 AD | John F Di Leo
    Reflections on the anniversary of the first ratification convention’s conclusion… On December 7, 1787, at Elizabeth Battel's Golden Fleece Tavern in Dover, Delaware, the state of Delaware became the first state to ratify the new Constitution of the United States, and did so by a unanimous vote of thirty to zero. With such an auspicious beginning, we might think that national ratification would be a foregone conclusion, but ... no such luck. As easy a decision as it was for some states, it was a very difficult one for others. We think there are huge differences between the states today...
  • Ocasio-Cortez Vows to Get Revenge on Trump Jr. [semi-satire]

    12/07/2018 9:52:22 PM PST · by John Semmens · 12 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 9 Dec 2018 | John Semmens
    Newly elected Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-MY) vowed to "mete out sweet revenge" in response to Donald Trump Jr. sharing a meme predicting that if her socialist views are implemented Americans would end up eating their dogs. "He may think he's clever mocking me," Ocasio-Cortez said, "but in another month I'll have the subpoena power I need to make his life a living Hell. On the specific topic of eating dogs, though, Junior is overlooking the positive impact that would have on mitigating global warming. So really, the joke is on him." In related news, Google advised journalist John Stossel that...
  • How Japan’s victory at Pearl Harbor lost a war

    12/07/2018 12:53:47 PM PST · by fugazi · 141 replies
    Unto the Breach ^ | Dec. 7, 2018 | Chris Carter
    As Japanese pilots returned to their carriers on 7 December 1941 following their attack on Pearl Harbor, they left behind a destroyed American fleet. American sailors, soldiers, and Marines enjoying a weekend in paradise were startled out of their bunks by the sounds of enemy planes overhead dropping bombs on a nation that – when they went to sleep the night before – had been at peace. In the space of a few hours on Sunday morning, dozens of ships and hundreds of planes were destroyed, seemingly wiping out our ability to strike back. But what the Japanese war planners...
  • George H.W. Bush and the Failure of American Foreign Policy

    12/07/2018 12:52:51 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 9 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 6 Dec 2018 | Michael Walsh
    Amidst the lavish praise for the late president, George H.W. Bush, allow me to offer a contrarian view. As we learned from the funeral of the non-president, John McCain, the leftist media has rarely met an ineffective Republican politician they didn’t want to celebrate when he passed, no matter what they’d said about him during his time here on Earth. In the interests of “bipartisanship,” “comity,” and “civility,” the years the dearly departed moved among us are seen retrospectively as a kind of Golden Age, when Republicans lost graciously to the designated Democrat, whether as a first-time candidate or (even...
  • Australia's Prime Ministership and our future as friends.

    12/07/2018 2:37:59 AM PST · by Ozguy1945 · 7 replies
    Freedom, Democracy and Civilised Humanity website, ^ | Pearl Harbor Day 2018 | Geoff Fox
    Australia and America are old friends. But a leftist party's candidate for Prime Minister here does not bode well for our future.
  • John Dingell: to fix Congress, abolish the Senate

    12/06/2018 1:16:25 PM PST · by C19fan · 38 replies
    VOX ^ | December 4, 2018 | Dylan Matthews
    John Dingell knows a thing or two about how Congress works. First elected to the US House of Representatives at age 29 in a 1955 special election, Dingell left office in January 2015, nearly 60 years later. The last president he served with, Barack Obama, was born six years after Dingell entered office. His tenure was the longest in the history of the House or Senate, outlasting stalwarts like Strom Thurmond and Ted Kennedy by more than a decade. So his call to abolish the Senate, announced in an Atlantic excerpt from his new memoir, is pretty notable. He pairs...
  • After 40 Years, Is It Time to Reconsider Absolute Immunity for Prosecutors?

    12/06/2018 9:58:12 AM PST · by marktwain · 30 replies
    American Constitution Society ^ | 19 July, 2016 | Bidish Sarma
    Four decades ago, the U.S. Supreme Court implemented a major, nationwide policy that consolidated prosecutorial authority: it granted prosecutors absolute immunity for acts committed in their prosecutorial role. This decision sheathed prosecutors in protective armor while they pursued criminal convictions through an era of crime-related hysteria, and it eroded one of the few mechanisms available to hold prosecutors accountable. Considering the growing call to acknowledge and address an epidemic of prosecutorial misconduct, now is a critical time to reflect on Imbler v. Pachtman and evaluate whether it holds up to modern-day scrutiny.      In Imbler, the Supreme Court held...
  • Ranch Radio Song of the Day

    12/06/2018 8:11:44 AM PST · by cowpoke · 5 replies
    YouTube ^ | 12/6/2018 | myself
    Some of you will be familiar with this topic. I sure am. Here is Deuce Spriggins and his 1952 recording of Hungover. THE WESTERNER https://thewesterner.blogspot.com/