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  • Why Al Pacino Matters

    12/03/2019 12:38:51 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 86 replies
    NRO ^ | 29 Nov 2019 | Kyle Smith
    A lot of movie stars are on the short side — Robert Redford, Sylvester Stallone, Richard Dreyfuss. Despite being only about 5-8;, Paul Newman always managed to get himself described as “lanky.” Al Pacino is one of the few who always seemed shorter than they were. (About 5-7;, I think.) Maybe that was because Pacino always seemed to be fighting uphill, having to try harder than anyone else. Even in the Godfather pictures, he was the little squirt of the family. Until he wasn’t. He wouldn’t have been Michael Corleone if he had been tall and imposing. Being compact has...
  • Hey Schiff, Is Biden above the law? It's obvious that he used his office to enrich members of his own family.

    12/03/2019 12:35:26 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 26 replies
    by Jim Robinson
    And it's also obvious that you are abusing your own office to obstruct the president from carrying out his duties, you contemptuous little piece of snit.
  • Pro-Abortion Governor Steve Bullock Drops Out of Democrat Presidential Race

    12/03/2019 12:34:48 PM PST · by Morgana · 13 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec, 3, 2019 | Steven Ertelt
    Montana Gov. Steve Bullock has announced he is ending his bid for the Democrat nomination for president. Bullock announced his campaign just days after he used his veto power to block legislation to protect newborn babies from infanticide but ended his bid on Monday after failing to resonate with liberal Democrats. He became the third governor in the race but Bullock was the only statewide elected official to win a state that President Donald Trump carried in 2016. And that was an important part of what he was telling Democrats — that he can somehow appeal to Republican voters even...
  • Pro-Abortion Senator Kamala Harris Drops Out of Democrat Presidential Race

    12/03/2019 12:32:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 23 replies
    LIFE NEWS ^ | Dec, 3, 2019 | Steven Ertelt
    Kamala Harris was one of more than 20 Democrats hoping to challenge President Donald Trump in 2020. She has a 100-percent pro-abortion voting record and voted against a bill to protect newborns from infanticide. And she told voters she would force Americans to fund abortions up to birth. But the California senator decided to drop after today after lackluster results, a low polling and fundraising standing, and the inability to make it to prime time debates. Here’s more: Hours before Harris announced she was exiting the Democratic primary, her campaign canceled a New York City fundraiser that was expected to...
  • The Founding vs. The Old West in The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance

    12/03/2019 12:27:43 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 52 replies
    NRO ^ | 25 Nov 2019 | Kyle Smith
    The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance was such a startling break with the Western as it was previously understood that few knew quite what to make of it in 1962, when it was released to mild success at the box office and mixed reviews. As time went on, though, this atypically tricksy and irony-drenched John Ford film came to be acclaimed as a masterpiece, a postmodern Western before anyone thought to bother applying critical exegesis to “oaters,” as Variety dismissively labeled the genre. Later critics became increasingly fascinated with Möbius-strip filmmaking that turned back on itself, so The Man Who...

    12/03/2019 12:18:23 PM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    illinoispolicy ^ | 11/27/2019 | Austin Berg
    Due to a pension sweetener available only to veteran Illinois lawmakers, Cullerton’s annual pension will soon be more than he ever made from his Statehouse salary. Illinois’ second-longest serving lawmaker announced Nov. 14 that he will retire in January 2020. But the departure of Senate President John Cullerton, D-Chicago, highlights one example of how pension sweeteners Illinois lawmakers passed decades ago are putting taxpayers on the hook for extravagant benefits today. Cullerton is set to receive more than $2 million in state pension payments over the course of his retirement, should he live to age 85. He will take home...
  • Illinois imposing car trade-in tax on Jan. 1; Dealers call it double taxation

    12/03/2019 12:10:56 PM PST · by Erik Latranyi · 29 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | 31 July 2019 | Joe Barnas
    Car dealers may have a busy New Year’s Eve if Illinoisans try to beat a significant sales tax expansion on vehicle trade-ins that starts in 2020. The state currently collects no sales tax on a car’s trade-in value, which acts as credit toward a new vehicle purchase. By law, sales tax only applies to the difference between trade-in value and the new vehicle’s purchase price. That changes Jan. 1. Under Senate Bill 690, signed June 28 by Gov. J.B. Pritzker, state and local sales tax will be applied to any trade-in value above $10,000. The new tax is expected to...
  • Gun Control: Chicago Mayor Rahm "The Ballerina" Emanuel Goes After Banks That Lend To Gun Makers -- NOT GANGS

    12/03/2019 12:10:14 PM PST · by george76 · 17 replies
    One Citizen Speaking ^ | Way Back - January - 2012 | Steve
    Rahm “the ballerina” Emanuel is afraid of gangs -- can’t prosecute the minorities which make up the democrat base ... Dancing aroung the issue of gangs. A 15-year-old girl who performed at the president's inauguration is gunned down by gangs less than a mile from Barack Obama's home. What does Chicago's mayor do? He blames banks who lend gun makers money. Hadiya Pendleton, who just days before had performed with her high school band at President Obama's inauguration, was gunned down Tuesday afternoon in Chicago's Kenwood neighborhood, just blocks from the high school she attended. The park where she was...
  • The Only Person Ruining Kamala Harris’s Presidential Campaign Is Kamala Harris

    12/03/2019 11:49:54 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 38 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 2 Dec 2019 | Libby Emmons
    A recent article in Politico blames the floundering Kamala Harris campaign on everyone but the candidate. Her sister, Maya Harris, is named as a culprit, along with campaign manager Juan Rodriguez, but Kamala Harris is spun as a competent candidate with an inadequate team. If she’s so competent, how’d she pick such a disastrous team? Politico states that a top aide claims, “The whole campaign has been a bunch of people sitting around a table giving opinions and then not backing them up when it comes down to it… The apparatus wasted her talent more than she blew it.” But...
  • Trump Makes Stand at NATO Summit

    12/03/2019 11:40:15 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | December 3, 2019 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The media today was going wild over Trump’s comments from the NATO summit in London where he called Macron’s comments about NATO being brain-dead insulting. And of course Trump is the guy who has said that NATO is useless, that’s it’s worthless without in the United States. It is Trump who has said that none of these other member nations are paying anywhere near their fair share of the operating expenses and the upkeep. Now, for those of you who don’t know, there aren’t actually dues. NATO’s not some club where they’ve got a general secretary and an IT...
  • Progressive Democratic Party out of non-white presidential candidates

    12/03/2019 11:24:26 AM PST · by Trump20162020 · 38 replies
    Twitter ^ | 12/03/2019 | Nate Silver
    With Harris dropping out, all 6 of the remaining candidates who have qualified for this month's debate are white. (Biden, Bernie, Warren, Steyer, Buttigieg, Klobuchar).
  • They’re Gonna Miss This Guy When He’s Gone

    12/03/2019 11:20:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Rush ^ | December 3, 2019 | Rushlimbaugh
    RUSH: You know, it’s amazing, and I think it’s just kind of taken for granted now. Donald Trump has spent the whole day talking to the media while he was talking to world leaders. He talks to them with the media there. It went on for an hour with macaroon, Macron, whatever, from France, and then Justin Trudeau from Canada, and these guys are like little puppy dogs sidling up to Trump, wanting his approval. You know, Macron tried to act like he was growing a pair by ripping Trump on something, and Trump wasn’t having it. And it’s just...
  • Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department for Emails, Texts of Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson

    12/03/2019 11:14:23 AM PST · by jazusamo · 26 replies
    Judicial Watch ^ | December 3, 2019 | Staff
    Full title: Judicial Watch Sues Justice Department for Emails, Texts of Intelligence Community Inspector General Michael Atkinson Seeks All Atkinson Communications Regarding Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, Anthony Weiner, Twenty-Fifth Amendment and/or Presidential Impeachment, Including Emails and Text Messages with House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and His Staff (Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced today it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) for communications records of Michael K. Atkinson – former Assistant Attorney General in DOJ’s National Security Division (NSD) from 2016 to 2018 and currently Inspector General of the Intelligence...
  • The Trump-Ukraine Impeachment Inquiry Report released

    12/03/2019 11:10:00 AM PST · by entropy12 · 66 replies ^ | December 03, 2019 | Committee on Intelligence
    he impeachment inquiry into Donald J. Trump, the 45th President of the United States, uncovered a months-long effort by President Trump to use the powers of his office to solicit foreign interference on his behalf in the 2020 election. As described in this executive summary and the report that follows, President Trump’s scheme subverted U.S. foreign policy toward Ukraine and undermined our national security in favor of two politically motivated investigations that would help his presidential reelection campaign.
  • 'She Looks Astoundingly Good' -- WashPost Slobbers Over Valerie Plame for Congress(BARF)

    12/03/2019 11:05:43 AM PST · by rktman · 25 replies ^ | 12/2/2019 | Tim Graham
    Guess what wasn't in the puff piece? Any mention of Plame's anti-Semitic tweet controversy. As Post editorialist Molly Roberts wrote in 2017: On the first full day of Rosh Hashanah, unmasked CIA officer Valerie Plame tweeted out an article entitled, “America’s Jews are driving America’s wars.” As if the headline weren’t bad enough, the essay appeared on a website featuring such pieces as “It’s time to re-think David Duke.” Was Plame really "brutally ripped" from privacy? Was she victimized? Or did she and her husband Joe Wilson go to war on the Bush "neocon" war strategy in Iraq? She recommended...
  • Court ruling allows House to enforce subpoenas demanding Trump’s tax returns

    12/03/2019 10:49:04 AM PST · by lowbridge · 37 replies ^ | December 3, 2019 | Emily Saul
    The House of Representatives can enforce subpoenasseeking eight years of President Trump’s financial records, an appeals court ruled Tuesday. The majority decision from the Second Circuit Court of Appeals clears the way for the Democrat-controlled House to seek documents, including tax returns, for Trump and other third-party individuals and entities. The House previously served subpoenas on Deutsche Bank and Capital One for the records, yet Trump immediately sued to block their release. Deutsche Bank previously revealed that, while it has tax returns for some of Trump’s children, it is not in possession of the president’s.
  • Officer-involved shooting reported at Oshkosh West High School

    12/03/2019 10:29:25 AM PST · by VanShuyten · 13 replies
    WISN TV 12 ^ | 12/3/2019 | Brad Evans
    OSHKOSH, Wis. — Police say there's been an officer-involved shooting at Oshkosh West High School. It was reported just after 9 a.m. Tuesday. Investigators said the school is currently on lockdown. According to police, a student was armed with a weapon and confronted a school resource officer. It's not clear what type of weapon the student had. The student and officer were injured and transported to hospitals, police said. The extent of their injuries was not immediately known. No one else was injured.
  • Watch: Hillary Clinton Says She’s ‘Deluged’ with Requests to Run Again

    12/03/2019 10:26:28 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 78 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/03/2019 | Simon Kent
    Hillary Clinton says she is “deluged” with requests to try another run for president and has still not completely ruled out joining the crowded field of 2020 Democrat candidates. The former U.S. Secretary of State has repeatedly avoided categorically stepping out of the race for the White House – or directly into it, for that matter.
  • Nolte: Dems Consider Dirty Trick of Overcharging Trump with Multiple Impeachment Articles

    12/03/2019 10:24:01 AM PST · by ChicagoConservative27 · 8 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 12/03/2019 | John Notle
    Desperate Democrats are looking to employ the prosecutorial dirty trick of overcharging President Trump with multiple articles of impeachment, reports the far-left Washington Post. What we have here, although the fake Washington Post will never say so, is Democrats once again playing politics with something as serious as impeaching a duly elected president, something as consequential as overturning a national election.
  • BREAKING: Kamala Harris Has Dropped Out Of The Presidential Race

    12/03/2019 10:19:40 AM PST · by LUV W · 108 replies
    FOXNEWS.COM ^ | December 3, 2019 | Fox News
    California Sen. Kamala Harris is suspending her campaign for the Democratic presidential nomination, Fox News has learned. The Democratic senator informed her staff of the decision on Tuesday.