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  • CNN legal analyst Areva Martin accuses black conservative David Webb of having “white privilege”

    01/15/2019 4:47:52 PM PST · by grundle · 26 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 15, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    CNN legal analyst Areva Martin accuses Sirius XM radio host David Webb of having “white privilege,” despite the fact that Webb is black! The below image of two people is taken from this link: The person on the left is Sirius XM radio host David Webb.The person on the right is CNN Legal Analyst Areva Martin.Here’s a transcript from a recent conversation between the two of them:David Webb: “Shouldn’t their requirement, their primary requirement, regardless of ethnicity, regardless of network, be that they are capable of covering politics? For instance, if you’re going to cover political campaigns, sports may not be...
  • Can You Guess The Identity Of Donald Trump’s Toughest Potential Opponent In 2020?

    01/15/2019 11:54:49 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 59 replies
    eotad ^ | 1/10/19 | Michael Snyder
    At this moment the race for the Democratic nomination in 2020 appears to be completely wide open, but there is one potential candidate lurking in the shadows that could change everything. For a moment, I would like you to imagine what a perfect presidential candidate for the Democrats in 2020 would look like. In this politically correct era, it would help if the candidate was a woman, and it would definitely be a plus if she could appeal to key groups of minority voters. Being a hero to the LGBT community would be important for any Democratic candidate, and it...
  • House panel adds member after complaints from Hispanic Democrats (Ways and Means)

    01/14/2019 8:53:08 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/14/2019 | HEATHER CAYGLE, BERNIE BECKER
    House Democratic leaders are expanding the roster for the chamber’s coveted tax-writing panel after outcry from lawmakers about the lack of Hispanic representation on the committee. Rep. Jimmy Gomez, a second-term Democrat from California, was tapped to join the ranks of the Ways and Means Committee on Monday night, nearly a week after leadership announced the Democratic slate for the panel. The move comes after multiple Democrats voiced alarm about the lack of Latinos on Ways and Means, one of the most sought-after committees in the House. Without the addition of Gomez, Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) would have been the...
  • Divorcing Hollywood

    01/14/2019 7:47:08 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 56 replies
    Chicago Boyz ^ | 10 Jan 2019 | Sgt Mom
    I used to like going to the movies. When I was growing up, going to the movies was an occasional treat. In the very early days, it was the drive-in movie double-feature. Likely this was because it was cheap, and Dad was a grad student with a family, and on a tight budget: JP and I in our pjs, with bedding and our pillows in the venerable 1952 Plymouth station wagon, the back seat folded down, and falling asleep almost as the titles for the second feature rolled; Charlton Heston as El Cid, seen dimly through the windshield of the...
  • U.S Presidents Height Comparison | Shortest Vs Tallest

    01/14/2019 7:20:56 PM PST · by Duke C. · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | SyNiSoft
    ::: U.S Presidents Height Comparison Chart :::: 40+ Presidents Comparison.

    01/13/2019 8:19:48 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Powerline ^ | 12 Jan 2019 | Steven Hayward
    As the government shutdown enters its fourth week, we’re still not done dunking on Chuck and Nancy, who really are the gift that keeps on giving. But if you think Democrats are upset now, just wait to see what happens if Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg decides to retire from the Supreme Court. I’ve already got my full Road Warrior regalia unpacked and at the dry cleaners getting ready for it. Extra long edition today, so brew up a full pot of Irish coffee before proceeding.
  • Netherlands narrowly escaped a major terrorist attack with dozens of deaths – prosecutors

    01/12/2019 8:36:43 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    RT ^ | 1/11/19
    Dozens of people would have been killed in an unprecedented terrorist attack in the Netherlands if a seven-strong terrorist cell had not been stopped in time, a Dutch public prosecutor told a court on Thursday. The terrorists were intercepted in September last year following months of investigation. The seven suspects were arrested in the towns of Arnhem and Weert. Police seized 100kg of fertilizer as well as other bomb-making materials at their homes, they said at the time. This week, preliminary hearings in the high-profile case started. “The suspects said goodbye to friends. These suspects were on the way to...
  • Massachusetts forces insurance companies to pay for drug that costs $24,000 a year...

    01/12/2019 4:06:35 AM PST · by grundle · 15 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 12, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Massachusetts government forces health insurance companies to pay for drug that costs $24,000 a year so gay men won’t have to wear condoms I’m a libertarian. I don’t care what consenting gay adults do in the privacy of their own home.But I do care about spiraling health care costs that, for decades, have been growing substantially faster than the rate of inflation.There’s already a very low cost way for sexually active gay men to substantially reduce their risk of contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The Centers for Disease Control states:When used the right way every time, condoms are highly...
  • San Francisco bans plastic straws, but gives four million needles to drug addicts every year

    01/12/2019 4:04:03 AM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 12, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    San Francisco bans plastic straws, allegedly to reduce pollution, but gives more than four million free needles to illegal drug addicts every year, which is a dangerous pollution problem The government of San Francisco has banned plastic straws, allegedly in the name of reducing pollution.Meanwhile, the same San Francisco government gives more than four million free needles to illegal drug addicts every year.The alleged reason for the city banning straws is that they end up in the ocean.However, this ban ignores these four facts:1) The real issue is littering, not straws. If people put their straws in a proper waste disposal...
  • Real News Briefs: (The Art of the Deal is alive and well) Friday Night 1/11/19

    01/11/2019 6:09:15 PM PST · by rebuildus · 2 replies ^ | 1/11/19 | Patrick Rooney
    P.R. Rooney Real News Briefs: (The Art of the Deal is alive and well) Friday Night 1/11/19 President Trump is not ready to pull the trigger and declare an emergency in order to get the wall built. He’s keeping the pressure on Congressional Democrats to step up to the plate. Will they? Something’s got to give. I believe—starting with their disastrous “hostage video” performance Tuesday night—the country is slowly seeing their pettiness in not agreeing to wall funding now (a comparatively tiny fraction of the huge federal budget), when in the past they’ve authorized much more money for border security....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Transcripts of Lisa Page’s Closed-Door Testimonies Provide New Revelations in..

    01/11/2019 12:16:25 PM PST · by bitt · 30 replies ^ | 1/11/2019 | Jeff Carlson
    Transcripts of two closed-door testimonies by Lisa Page, the former assistant general counsel at the FBI, have provided new insights into the actions of the FBI, DOJ, and others—including CIA Director John Brennan—regarding their investigation into Donald Trump. Included in the transcripts provided to us is information suggesting Brennan was aware of the so-called Steele dossier in early August 2016, and that he included information regarding the dossier in a briefing given to then-Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.). Other key points in Page’s testimony before Congress: The FBI appears to have considered investigating President Trump for obstruction of justice both before...
  • New York state fines Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign for not having workers’ compensation coverage

    01/11/2019 6:16:43 AM PST · by grundle · 32 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 11, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    New York state fines Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign for not having workers’ compensation coverage Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims to support worker rights.However, according to this article that was just published by the New York Daily News, the state of New York fined her campaign $1,500 because it broke the law by not having workers’ compensation coverage.I guess Ocasio-Cortez supports workers’ rights for all workers except her own.
  • ‘Blood was running down my face’: German AfD MP recalls details of ‘politically motivated’ attack

    01/10/2019 6:04:53 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 6 replies
    RT ^ | 1/10/19
    German police say the AfD party chairman in Bremen was knocked down with a “lightning-quick” blow in a suspected “politically motivated” attack that left Frank Magnitz unconscious and with a “bone-deep laceration” to his forehead. The account of events surrounding the attack on the leader of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in Bremen on Monday night still remains murky, because the victim of the assault was left senseless in the ambush. Magnitz told RT that he has never seen his attackers, who crept up on him from behind just as he passed two construction workers after leaving a New...
  • Real News Briefs (The Wall Will Cost the American People... $17 per person—Thursday Night 1/10/19)

    01/10/2019 5:53:37 PM PST · by rebuildus · 12 replies ^ | 1/10/19 | Patrick Rooney
    P.R. Rooney Real News Briefs (The Wall will cost the American People… $17 per person—Thursday Night 1/10/19) Editor’s note: Tonight’s brief is heavy on “Wall” (can’t help it—we’re living in a defining historical moment) and Democrat “bashing.” (can’t help that either—today’s Democratic leadership—and much of its constituency) is insane. Yes, I have Democrat friends, and some are nice people, but they are being deceived by evil—yes, the “e” word—leaders. What else can I do but pray for you?!The government shutdown continued again today, and why shouldn’t it? President Trump must stand for the American people, and he is! He was...
  • Bought a Taurus 38 Special Today!

    01/10/2019 5:02:50 PM PST · by ColdOne · 86 replies
    FreeRepublic ^ | 1/10/19 | coldone
    Hello, been wanting a 38 for years. Any of you ever fired one? if so how did you like it? Taurus brand, what say you about that brand? Thank you in advance!
  • Things Democrats Have Funded that Cost More than the Border Wall

    01/10/2019 4:42:19 PM PST · by blueyon · 6 replies ^ | 1/09/19 | Tom Elliott
    Lawmakers have put less thought into other, more expensive projects over the years. After President Trump requested $5.7 billion to fund the border wall he campaigned on in 2016, Democrats have dug in, refusing to appropriate the funds that the administration says are needed to better manage the flow of immigration across the southern border. Democrats are not traditionally known for their fiscal rectitude but are being particularly parsimonious over what ultimately amounts to a very small percentage of the federal budget. (In 2018, the feds spent $4.173 trillion overall, meaning the border wall would amount to just 1/10th of...
  • ‘Officials' worst nightmare’: Yellow Vests hope to trigger bank run with financial protest

    01/10/2019 4:10:46 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 34 replies
    RT ^ | 1/10/19
    Yellow Vest protesters are hoping to trigger a bank run with a nationwide coordinated cash withdrawal. By threatening the French financial system, protesters say, they want to peacefully force the government to pass their reforms. “If the banks weaken, the state weakens immediately,” said Yellow Vest “sympathizer” Tahz San on Facebook. “It’s elected officials' worst nightmare.”Protesters plan to empty their bank accounts on Saturday, withdrawing as much money as possible in a bid to undermine the French banks – if not the euro itself. The plan is to “scare the state legally and without violence,” forcing the government to adopt...

    01/09/2019 6:50:11 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 16 replies
    Powerline ^ | 9 Jan 2019 | Steven Hayward
    One thing where you’d think Democrats would get consistently good advice and help from Hollywood and their media pals is about doing TV. Think of Don Hewitt touching up JFK’s makeup for the Nixon-Kennedy debates in 1960, or how the Bloodworth-Thomases helped stage Bill Clinton. I imagine the Hollywood/media glitterati were cringing last night at the Schumer-Pelosi response to Trump. Jeff Greenfield said they looked like they had been embalmed. Lots of people said you expected that at any moment they were going to burst into, “Live from New York! It’s Saturday Night!” (I imagine the SNL writers are working...
  • Trump's 2018 Deregulatory Effort: 3,367 Rules, 68,082 Pages

    01/06/2019 7:05:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 4 replies
    The Competitive Enterprise Institute ^ | December 31, 2018 | Clyde Wayne Crews
    At year-end 2018, how is President Donald Trump’s regulatory reform project going? Better than Obama, Bush II, and Clinton in terms of fewer regulations; but not as good as Trump’s own first year. Let’s look at it. Monday, December 31, 2018, is the last federal workday of the year. That would seem obvious, but a partial federal shutdown on December 22 made clock-out earlier for some. Nonetheless, a preliminary tally for Federal Register page and rule counts for Trump’s 2nd calendar year has appeared, even though “[d]uring the funding lapse, is not being supported." The Number of Pages in...
  • Video shows Democratic Congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib grabbing reporter’s camera

    01/05/2019 11:58:26 PM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    wordpress ^ | August 14, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Video shows Democratic Congressional candidate Rashida Tlaib grabbing reporter’s camera Rashida Tlaib is a member of the Democratic Party and also a member of the Democratic Socialists of America.She is running for U.S. Congress in Michigan’s 13th district this November.She will be the only candidate on the ballot.Here is a video from earlier this month which shows her grabbing a reporter’s camera: