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  • I'll Be Home For Christmas

    12/17/2017 7:03:46 PM PST · by Twotone · 22 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | December 17, 2017 | Mark Steyn
    We began our celebration of the big hits from the Christmas songbook with Mark and Irving Berlin's daughter gathered around her father's piano to recall the family tragedy behind "White Christmas". This week's song is one of many written in the wake of "White Christmas" and in the shadow of war, as Mark and Linda Purl note in the video below. Linda has been a fixture on American TV screens from "Happy Days" to "The Office", "Matlock" to "Homeland". Click here to see Linda's marvelous performance, and afterwards Mark will tell the story behind the song: (audio at site) If...
  • WRIGHT BROTHERS DAY December 17

    12/17/2017 1:28:12 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 22 replies
    By Presidential Proclamation, December 17 is Wright Brothers Day. The President is requested each year to issue a proclamation inviting the people of the United States to observe this day with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Wright Brothers Day is an annual United States national observation. It is codified in the US Code and Wright Brothers Day commemorates the first successful flights in a heavier than air, mechanically propelled airplane, made by Orville and Wilbur Wright on December 17, 1903, near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. The Wright brothers were American brothers, inventors and aviation pioneers...
  • D.C. Metro Transit Police officer “attracted to Nazis and Islamic terrorists at the same time...

    12/17/2017 12:55:49 PM PST · by heterosupremacist · 17 replies
    https://www.jihadwatch.org ^ | 12/17/2017 | Robert Spmcer
    Full title: D.C. Metro Transit Police officer “attracted to Nazis and Islamic terrorists at the same time. Both hate Jews.” Indeed. The Qur’an depicts the Jews as inveterately evil and bent on destroying the well-being of the Muslims. They are the strongest of all people in enmity toward the Muslims (5:82); they fabricate things and falsely ascribe them to Allah (2:79; 3:75, 3:181); they claim that Allah’s power is limited (5:64); they love to listen to lies (5:41); they disobey Allah and never observe his commands (5:13). They are disputing and quarreling (2:247); hiding the truth and misleading people (3:78);...
  • Rep. Jim Jordan Drops a Stunner: We're Going to Subpoena FBI's Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok

    12/17/2017 6:08:58 AM PST · by Golden Eagle · 58 replies
    Independent Journal Review ^ | December 16, 2017 | 9:41 PM | Jason Howerton
    Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) revealed on Saturday that he wants to “subpoena” FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCable and Peter Strzok, the FBI official who was removed from the agency’s Russia probe after his anti-Trump text messages came to light. “We're going to subpoena Andrew McCabe, subpoena Peter Strzok,” Jordan said. “Let’s get all the documents, let’s bring them in for depositions,” the Republican added. “Let’s put them on the same witness stand that Rosenstein sat in last week and Sessions sat on a few weeks ago and ask them the same tough questions so the American people can get the...
  • Time to Get CNN Out of the Airports, etc.

    12/16/2017 9:06:55 PM PST · by Signalman · 42 replies
    PJ ^ | 12/10/2017 | Roger L. Simon
    With minor exceptions, almost everywhere one goes that is a public facility like airports, bus and railroad stations, as well as most private venues like the lobbies of banks and corporate towers and even bars and restaurants, CNN is the default cable news network hanging Big Brother-like on the wall for all to see and believe. Often it is blaring at us in elevators. This is true even though in terms of voluntary home viewership CNN trails massively behind Fox News and even the less popular MSNBC. It's clear from years of ratings, the people, by and large and consistently,...
  • 2 Navy Airmen and an Object That ‘Accelerated Like Nothing I’ve Ever Seen’--UFO

    12/16/2017 8:13:02 PM PST · by HogsBreath · 148 replies
    New York Times ^ | 12-16-2017 | HELENE COOPER, LESLIE KEAN and RALPH BLUMENTHAL
    The following recounts an incident in 2004 that advocates of research into U.F.O.s have said is the kind of event worthy of more investigation, and that was studied by a Pentagon program that investigated U.F.O.s. Experts caution that earthly explanations often exist for such incidents, and that not knowing the explanation does not mean that the event has interstellar origins. Cmdr. David Fravor and Lt. Cmdr. Jim Slaight were on a routine training mission 100 miles out into the Pacific when the radio in each of their F/A-18F Super Hornets crackled: An operations officer aboard the U.S.S. Princeton, a Navy...
  • What did you do when you retired?

    12/16/2017 7:02:48 PM PST · by mdittmar · 297 replies
    12/16/2017 | me
    What did you do when you retired?Getting close to the point that I may be able to retire.Thinking about reselling,yard sales,goodwills,estates sales.Always enjoyed junking,antiquing.Gotta stay busy.
  • World unites against North Korea nuke ambitions

    12/16/2017 2:40:04 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 8 replies
    CTVnews ^ | Friday, December 15, 2017 6:30PM EST | Edith M. Lederer
    North Korea's friends and enemies joined forces Friday in opposing its determination to be recognized as a nuclear weapons state and calling on leader Kim Jong Un to negotiate the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula -- but the North gave no sign of budging on its nuclear ambitions. In a very rare appearance by a North Korean at the U.N. Security Council, Ambassador Ja Song Nam told a ministerial meeting that the country's possession of nuclear weapons was "an inevitable self-defensive measure" to defend the country against "the U.S. nuclear threat and blackmail." Ja never mentioned the possibility of talks....
  • Great resource for Christmas music. 181.fm

    12/16/2017 1:47:13 PM PST · by A Cyrenian · 7 replies
    I've been listening to this most of the afternoon. Si Robertson is on singing You're A Mean One, Mr. Grinch. Christmas Kountry They have other selections if you want another option (scroll down to the bottom of the page). All of the stations they offer
  • Harold Holt: 50 years since Australia's 'first 20th century PM' disappeared into the sea

    12/16/2017 1:19:31 PM PST · by naturalman1975 · 6 replies
    It's been 50 years since sitting prime minister Harold Holt went for a swim near Portsea, in Victoria, and never returned. Friends and family members of the late Mr Holt are gathering for a private commemoration service to mark his disappearance and will remember his achievements while in Parliament. Australia's 17th prime minister served three decades in Parliament before becoming prime minister, only to disappear two years into his first term. Federal Member for Flinders Greg Hunt said Mr Holt had a strong social and economic legacy including the introduction of a national child endowment scheme as part of the...
  • Attorney for IT worker who took a hammer to Clinton cell phones is Mueller deputy

    12/16/2017 1:14:55 PM PST · by RC one · 34 replies
    World Tribune ^ | December 11, 2017 | WorldTribune Staff
    A top attorney on special counsel Robert Mueller’s team investigating alleged Trump campaign ties to Russia also represented the IT staffer who set up Hillary Clinton’s private email server, a report said.Aaron Zebley was an attorney for Justin Cooper, the IT aide who set up the private email server and who destroyed Clinton’s old Blackberry phones with a hammer, Fox News’s Tucker Carlson reported on Dec. 7. Documents obtained by Fox News show that Zebley, as Cooper’s acting attorney, “stonewalled” Senate investigators who wanted to question Cooper regarding Clinton’s mishandling of classified information. “We are troubled by [Zebley’s] complete refusal...
  • 10 Gag Gifts For Every Conservative On Your Christmas List

    12/16/2017 9:23:38 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 16, 2017 | Beth Baumann
    Now that President Donald J. Trump has been in office for a little more than a year, the political gag gifts have changed to reflect the shift in power. Tons of shirts, books and even coffee cups reflect Trump's famous motto, "Make America Great Again." Other gifts make fun of liberals and their prized candidate, Hillary Clinton. With Christmas around right around the corner, it is now time to think about the one person that is always hard to shop for. They generally love politics, and they generally have a sick sense of humor, right? These are 10 of the...
  • American Imam called Jews 'apes and pigs' and blamed them for Isis attack

    12/15/2017 8:56:21 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 17 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 12/15/17 | James Tennent
    A New Jersey Imam is to sit down with interfaith scholars and who will "retrain him" after two sermons in which he blamed Jewish people for Isis attacks and made anti-semitic remarks. In a report by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), sermons by Imam Aymen Elkasaby made at the Islamic Centre of New Jersey were translated from their original Arabic, prompting the response from the centre's president. During a sermon on 24 November, Elkasaby questioned the attack on a Sufi mosque in Egypt's Sinai province in which suspected Isis militants killed over 300 people. Elkasaby said it was...
  • Blackstone Cherry - Mississippi Queen

    12/15/2017 8:23:39 PM PST · by NFHale · 11 replies
    YouTube ^ | 2017 | Mountain
    "Mississippi Queen... If You know what i mean She taught me everything...." Indeed... :^) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXNnYKqxy9g
  • Sessions Offers Meek Defense Of FBI In Face Of Trump’s Attacks

    12/15/2017 1:14:04 PM PST · by Golden Eagle · 76 replies
    TPM ^ | DECEMBER 15, 2017 | Matt Shuham
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Friday offered a meek defense of the FBI, which has faced harsh criticism from President Donald Trump in recent days. “I got to tell you, sometimes, things that might appear to be bad in the press have more innocent explanations,” Sessions said cryptically during a press conference Friday. “And so fairness and justice should also be provided to our personnel.” He was more explicit when a reporter asked if he shared Trump’s view that the FBI’s reputation and status is “in tatters.” “I don’t share the view that the FBI is not functioning at a...
  • Roman Catholic Church should end priest celibacy, report sex abuse: Aussie panel{Catholic caucus}

    12/15/2017 11:14:12 AM PST · by heterosupremacist · 26 replies
    http://www.foxnews.com ^ | 12/15/2017 | n/a Associated Press contributed
    An Australian inquiry into child abuse could rock the Roman Catholic Church. The panel on Friday called on the church to repeal its celibacy requirement for priests, and said clergy should face prosecution if they fail to report evidence of pedophilia heard in the confessional. Australia’s Royal Commission into Institution Responses to Child Sexual Abuse released its 17-volume report and made almost 200 recommendations following a five-year investigation into how the Catholic Church and other institutions responded to sexual abuse of children in Australia over 90 years...
  • Democrats Mobilize Against Rod Rosenstein As I.G. Investigation Zeroes In On FBI

    12/15/2017 9:13:54 AM PST · by Signalman · 25 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 12/14/2017 | Peter Hasson
    Democrats are attacking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s credibility after the Department of Justice released text messages showing a top FBI agent on both the Clinton email investigation and the Russia probe rooting for Clinton while he was investigating her and discussing an unknown “insurance policy” against Trump in case he won the election. The pro-Clinton, anti-Trump messages were, ironically, discovered as part of an investigation into the DOJ and FBI launched by the Department of Justice Office of Inspector General (IG) in response to Democratic politicians demanding a probe into possible anti-Clinton bias at the FBI. Democratic politicians and...
  • Korean Battle Flags with Links to Kim Jong Un Found at Naval Academy

    12/15/2017 8:52:15 AM PST · by Saint X · 22 replies
    U.S. Naval Institute ^ | 12/15/17 | U.S. Naval institute
    Long forgotten flags captured by U.S. forces during an obscure 19th-century military action in Korea were uncovered during restoration work at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis last week. The well-preserved flags were rediscovered in the academy’s Mahan Hall when British ensigns seized as trophies during the War of 1812 were removed from their display cases.
  • What concerts/ music performances did you attend in 2017.

    12/15/2017 7:50:55 AM PST · by GSWarrior · 80 replies
    Dec. 15, 2017
    I’m at the age where I wish concerts began at 4pm. And The Mavericks are the best band around, IMHO. Valerie June The Mavericks Pere Ubu Randy Newman The Sadies Gospelbeach Jon Langford and 4 Lost Souls2 Dave Alvin
  • Waco: McLennan Co. DA named to head state board

    12/15/2017 5:07:08 AM PST · by Elderberry · 15 replies
    kwtx.com ^ | 12/14/2017 | John Carroll
    McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna has been selected as chairman of the executive board of the Special Prosecution Unit for the State of Texas. Special Prosecution Unit was founded in 1984 to combat the growing gang violence in Texas prisons. Since then, SPU has expanded to include not just the prosecution of felony criminal offenses that occur inside our prisons and juvenile justice facilities, but also the civil commitment of sexually violent predators. "I am proud of the great work we are doing for the citizens of McLennan County. I am honored to receive, and am humbled by, the...