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  • Ballot harvesting: “We’re offering this service, but only for people who support Democrats”

    12/11/2018 9:49:19 AM PST · by grundle · 14 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 11, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Ballot harvesting: “We’re offering this service, but only for people who are supporting the Democratic Party” The activity in the video below is called “ballot harvesting,” and it’s 100% legal in California, where this was filmed.The state sends ballots to every registered voter. When people engage in “ballot harvesting,” they go to voters’ houses, offer to “help” them fill in their ballot, and then offer to mail their ballot for them.At 0:43 in this video, the woman who is doing the “ballot harvesting” says:“We’re offering this service, but only for people who are supporting the Democratic Party”I don’t know if that...
  • Report: Comey’s Brother Works for the Law Firm That Handles Clinton Foundation’s Taxes (FLASHBACK)

    12/10/2018 10:39:31 AM PST · by blueyon · 6 replies
    TheGatewayPundit.com ^ | My 12, 2017 | June
    Ousted FBI Director James Comey’s ties to the Clinton Foundation and the conflicts of interest that lie there are too close to not raise red flags. James Comey worked several years in the public and private sector. Comey served as general counsel at Lockheed Martin until 2010 when he departed with over $6 million to show for it. That same year Lockheed Martin became a member of the Clinton Global Initiative and “won 17 contracts from the U.S. State Department, which was led by then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,” Big League Politics reports.
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just violated House Ethics rules when she threatened to...

    12/07/2018 2:37:45 PM PST · by grundle · 84 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 7, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez just violated House Ethics rules when she threatened to use her Congressional power of subpoena against someone who criticized her According to this news article that was just published by CNN, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted the following:I have noticed that Junior here has a habit of posting nonsense about me whenever the Mueller investigation heats up. Please, keep it coming Jr – it’s definitely a “very, very large brain” idea to troll a member of a body that will have subpoena power in a month. Have fun!Ocasio-Cortez is threatening to use her power as a federal lawmaker to punish someone...
  • George H.W. Bush and the Failure of American Foreign Policy

    12/07/2018 12:52:51 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 8 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...
  • In California, bottle recycling is mandatory, except when it’s illegal

    12/05/2018 4:04:42 AM PST · by grundle · 30 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 5, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    In California, bottle recycling is mandatory, except when it’s illegal California requires people to recycle their empty bottles.However, this recent news article from the Merced Sun-Star says that three people have been charged with “recycling fraud” in California, because the bottles they recycled were “smuggled” into California from Arizona. The bottles from both states are physically identical to each other, but the price paid for the bottles is higher in California than in Arizona.In the private sector, this kind of behavior is completely legal, and it’s called “arbitrage.” This is what wikipedia says about it:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ArbitrageArbitrageIn economics and finance, arbitrage is the...
  • What Civic Naionalisk Hath Wrought

    12/04/2018 10:47:01 AM PST · by Jack Black · 21 replies
    Vox Populi ^ | Dec 4, 2018 | VoX Day
    Sarah Hoyt has yet to come to terms with the fact that it is her "born American in Portugal" civic nationalism that has led the United States to the brink of civil war: But is it better if the rough music plays and civil war breaks out? Civil war is not impossible. Despite the fact that we’re emulsified, red and blue living side by side (but not in harmony), civil war is not impossible. It’s just not the civil war we’ve read about in history books, the stories of the grey and the blue and neat armies on the field....
  • Prayer Request

    12/03/2018 11:37:13 AM PST · by piytar · 14 replies
    Free Republic ^ | Dec. 3, 2018 | piytar
    This is a prayer request. One of my best friends (let's call him J) recently found out via CAT scan that his wife (let's call her A) has a nodule in her lung. J's mother is also suffering from COPD, rheumatoid arthritis, and possibly a degenerative muscle malady. Prayers would be appreciated.
  • “Ballot Harvesting” Added Over 250,000 Votes in Orange County – Flipping Four Seats Blue

    12/03/2018 5:46:48 AM PST · by Beowulf9 · 35 replies
    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com ^ | Dec 2 2018 | Cristina Laila
    Very few people took notice when far left Governor Jerry Brown signed the changes in AB1921 into law two years ago. As a result, California lost 7 of its 14 Republican House seats this election cycle.
  • LionAir B737 MAX Interim report released, What does it mean?

    12/02/2018 11:07:45 AM PST · by Tilting · 10 replies
    YouTube ^ | Nov 28, 2018 | Mentour Pilot
    LionAir B737 MAX Interim report
  • Mueller is Manufacturing Crimes

    12/01/2018 3:37:31 PM PST · by Mr. K · 24 replies
    Mr K the Know it all ^ | 12/1/18 | mR k
    Cohen's 'crime' exists only because of mueller - there was no crime if there was no mueller investigation. So we spent $30 million (so far) for mueller to MANUFACTURE crime. It has nothing to do with Trump, he gave a wrong date for a perfectly legal business transaction.
  • THE WEEK IN PICTURES: WAITING GAME EDITION

    12/01/2018 12:37:16 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 3 replies
    Powerline ^ | 1 Dec 2018 | Steven Hayward
    I think the election is finally over—or are Democrats still finding “lost” votes underneath couch cushions in Florida and California??—and while most of us are looking ahead now to the holiday season, liberals and the media are looking forward to the celebration of their secular Lord and Savior and Messiah, Saint Robert Mueller. While the chimney stocking named “Collusion” looks to end up with a lump of coal, Dancer and Prancer (Jerrold Nadler and Maxine Waters) are are gearing up for the 12 days of Mueller.
  • Homer Simpson’s ignorance of New Mexico’s statehood is now being replicated by multiple government

    12/01/2018 11:57:53 AM PST · by grundle · 38 replies
    wordpress ^ | December 1, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Homer Simpson’s ignorance of New Mexico’s statehood is now being replicated by multiple real life government employees in Washington D.C. When I read this recent news article, it reminded me of this joke from The Simpsons. In 1993, during the season 5 episode “Boy-Scoutz ‘n the Hood,” Homer was shown to not know that New Mexico was a U.S. state. Here’s a video of it:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B3jYO0TKcm4When I was searching for that video, I found out that The Simpsons had later recycled that same joke with Mr. Burns seven seasons later in the episode “Homer vs. Dignity,” which I had never seen, because...
  • Democratic Underground posters think the police should allow reckless drivers to continue...

    11/30/2018 7:39:19 PM PST · by grundle · 21 replies
    wordpress ^ | November 30, 2018 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Democratic Underground posters think the police should allow reckless drivers to continue going 100 mph while weaving through traffic According to this recent news story from Associated Press, a pickup truck in San Diego wasweaving through traffic at speeds of up to 100 mphThis kind of irresponsible and illegal behavior can end up killing innocent people in other vehicles.For example, you know that awesome movie A Christmas Story from 1983, about a young boy who wants a BB gun for Christmas?Well, Bob Clark, the director of that wonderful film, was killed by a reckless driver who was driving the wrong way...
  • Wait, When Did They Bring Back Murphy Brown?

    11/29/2018 6:42:53 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 23 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 29 Nov 2018 | Jim Treacher
    If you're old enough to remember 1988, you know it was a terrific year for sitcoms. The Cosby Show was the #1 show in America, and Roseanne was hot on its heels. Cheers, The Golden Girls, Night Court, The Wonder Years -- it was a great time for comedy. And in addition to all those classics, another show also premiered that year: Murphy Brown. Based on my meticulous research 30 seconds of Googling and my vague memories from 30 years ago, Murphy Brown was an ensemble workplace comedy about a TV journalist who yelled a lot, and it was funny...
  • Trump threatens to end subsidies to GM for electric cars over layoffs

    11/27/2018 3:32:57 PM PST · by TBP · 71 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 27, 2018 | Mike Ciandella
    President Donald Trump threatened on Twitter to end government subsidies for General Motors in retaliation for layoffs the company announced Monday. What layoffs? General Motors announced that it would be laying off 14,700 workers, including 6,000 factory workers, and closing down four plants in the United States and one in Canada. While GM, and other car companies, have spoken out against rising production costs caused by the Trump administration’s protectionist tariffs, a spokeswoman for the company told TheBlaze that the layoffs and plant closures “are being made as part of our ongoing transformation and are not related to recent trade...
  • Yale study: White liberals use ‘less competent’ language with blacks — but conservatives don’t

    11/27/2018 3:21:18 PM PST · by TBP · 51 replies
    The Blaze ^ | November 27, 2018 | Dave Urbanski
    White liberals behave with less competence around black people “in an effort to get along,” according to a new study by a Yale professor. Yale Insights offered the following summary of the study by Cydney H. Dupree, assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Yale School of Management: “White Liberals Present Themselves as Less Competent in Interactions with African-Americans.” It’s about language The study further suggests that white Americans who hold liberal socio-political views tend to use words that make them appear less competent when they’re around racial minorities — but no significant differences were seen in conservatives’ word selections,...
  • Facebook jail for 3 days

    11/27/2018 2:38:34 PM PST · by wastedyears · 24 replies
    Communist Facebook ^ | 11/27/2018 | wastedyears
    I triggered someone on Facebook, and as a result got put in Facebook jail for three days. I guess people don't like the truth being told about the rapefugee invasion in Germany.
  • Western Civilization: The Invisible, Beautiful Miracle That We Ignore

    11/27/2018 2:18:27 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Ricochet ^ | 26 Nov 2018 | Dr Bastiat
    I grew up on a hog farm in one of the poorest counties in Ohio. We did our field work with draft horses. Then I moved to the mountains of Tennessee, where I practiced medicine for 20 years in the fourth poorest county in the fifth poorest state in the country (or maybe the other way around). My neighbors and I voted in an old “community center” which was a low concrete block building the size of a two car garage, with a leaky tin roof, whose only source of heat was a wood stove in the corner. After spending...