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  • California Takes Revenge on Trump

    02/14/2020 10:29:37 PM PST · by Theoria · 64 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 14 Feb 2020 | Timothy Egan
    People leaving the Golden State are changing the political makeup of the states they move to. President Trump clearly hates the most populous state in the country he governs. While trashing California with his gutter mouth, the president has used his office to physically trash the home to nearly one in eight Americans ó seeking to make its air more polluted, its water less clean, its forests more vulnerable to catastrophic fires.But now the Golden State is poised to strike back. By moving its presidential primary from June to March 3, California will finally exert a political influence commensurate to...
  • L.A. Times Opinion: Day 1 of the Trump impeachment hearing was a lost day for Democrats

    11/13/2019 5:19:14 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 110 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 11/13/2019 | Scott Jennings
    Day 1 of the public House impeachment hearings on President Trump is in the books, and nothing that happened will move public opinion in a meaningful way. The folks who have wanted to impeach Trump since he won the presidency still do, and the folks who donít still donít. In other words, itís a lost day for Democrats. The burden of proof is on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) and House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam B. Schiff (D-Burbank) to do more than secure impeachment, which is all but certain. Their job is to conduct these hearings in a way that...
  • What Hunter Biden Did Was Legal ó And Thatís the Problem

    10/09/2019 8:13:36 AM PDT · by Theoria · 33 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 09 Oct 2019 | Peter Schweizer
    We need a Washington Corrupt Practices Act to stop political families from self-dealing. In 2016, JPMorgan Chase agreed to pay $264 million as part of a settlement with the federal government. The reason? An Asian subsidiary of the company had hired the children of Chinese government officials in the hopes of currying favor with their powerful parents ó a violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Had the same thing happened with a foreign company and an American politicianís family, however, no violation would have occurred ó because no equivalent American law prevents a foreign company or government from hiring...
  • Gutfeld on Trump's tweets

    07/15/2019 4:32:52 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | July 15, 2019 | Greg Gutfeld
    President Trump tweeted. The tweets are being called racist because Trump told critics of the United States to go back to their country. Now those critics are holding a press conference to respond. Trumpís comment sounds bad, if you leave the rest of it out. He actually said, ďGo back to your countries, fix the problems there ó and then come back, and show us how you did it!Ē How many racists say ďleave,Ē and then say, ďplease come back and help us?Ē Probably zero. But Trump messes with the media's reading comprehension, so they only digest half. See, Trumpís...
  • Message For Trump: You Can't Trust North Korean Leader KIm Jong Un

    07/05/2019 5:49:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 51 replies ^ | July 5, 2019 | Donald Lambro
    WASHINGTON - President Trump met again this week with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un in his continuing attempts to work out a denuclearization deal, scoring an historic first and possibly higher job approval ratings here at home. They shook hands at the demilitarized zone between the divided Korean nations, where Trump briefly walked into North Korea, becoming the first U.S. president to set foot in the isolated nation. What followed was a nearly one hour meeting where they agreed to have their teams work out the basis for future negotiations. Only this time, Trump was pursuing a far more...
  • The myth of America as the greatest nation on earth is at best outdated and at worst, wildly..

    07/03/2019 10:06:43 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 98 replies
    New York Times (via Twitter) ^ | July 2, 2019 | NYT Opinion
    The myth of America as the greatest nation on earth is at best outdated and at worst, wildly inaccurate. If you look at data, the U.S. is really just O.K.
  • University of Oklahoma Study Calls Obama 5th Best President in America

    06/07/2019 8:31:46 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 49 replies
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    University of Oklahoma Study Calls Obama 5th Best President in America I know you will find this hard to believe.... University of Oklahoma Study Calls Obama 5th Best President in America. Good research work by a fine institution. OBAMA RATED 5th BEST PRESIDENT IN OUR HISTORY From a total of 45 US Presidents: Obama is rated as the 5th best. The OU Public Relations Office released this statement "After 8 years in office, Americans have rated President Obama the 5th best President ever." These are the details according to OU: 1. Reagan, and Trump tied for first, 2. Twenty four...
  • All Americans should resent Trumpís excessive golf costs

    05/24/2019 11:06:18 PM PDT · by Oscar in Batangas · 80 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 23, 2019 | Quin Hillyer
    ...As a conservative, I hope other conservatives join me in complaining about Trumpís golf costs. And I make the same complaint as an avid golfer. The problem isnít that Trump likes golf, or that he finds at least some time to play it. Rogan is right that presidents need relief from the stresses of the job, and golf is a salutary diversion. And the problem isnít that presidential golf costs more than golf by anybody else, because of course security and other considerations make it so by necessity. snip The president is not a potentate. The presidency does not carry...
  • Fascinating theory as to how the pyramids were built.

  • A Grand Compromise on Immigration

    03/24/2019 4:58:32 PM PDT · by Theoria · 44 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 24 March 2019 | Peter King and Tom Suozzi
    A bipartisan deal to bring millions of immigrants out of the shadows, and pay for a secure border. Americans are frustrated by the inaction of their federal government on comprehensive immigration reform and border security. So are we. We both represent districts on Long Island, and we have both worked on immigration-related issues for over 25 years ó one of us, Representative Suozzi, from the perspective of immigrantís rights as a mayor, as a county executive and now as a member of Congress; the other, Representative King, from the perspective of border security as a former county comptroller, and now...
  • Gallup: Five Million Latin Americans Coming to U.S. in Next 12 Months (42 million want to come in)

    02/09/2019 6:30:39 PM PST · by david1292 · 193 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 2/9/19 | Penny Starr
    Five million Latin Americans plan to migrate to the United States in the next 12 months, and an estimated 42 million more say they want to enter the country. Those statistics were in a report from Jim Clifton, the chairman and CEO at Gallup: Forty-two million seekers of citizenship or asylum are watching to determine exactly when and how is the best time to make the move. This suggests that open borders could potentially attract 42 million Latin Americans. A full 5 million who are planning to move in the next 12 months say they are moving to the U.S....
  • Judge Sullivan's Calculus : General Flynn's Vindication Isn't a Question of Law - it's a Question..

    12/20/2018 9:05:42 AM PST · by bitt · 24 replies ^ | 12/19/2018 | Rex
    Like many, I was expecting a different outcome from today's sentencing hearing for General Flynn. The wretched history of the case, combined with revelations of recent days exposing the disgraceful way General Flynn was set up by the likes of Comey, McCabe, Strzok and Yates, gave many of us high expectations that by now, General Flynn would be a free man. However, I forgot a lesson that I explained in a recent article, explaining POTUS Trump's logic in delaying declassification : don't move against your enemies, when they still have a voice. To his credit, Judge Emmett Sullivan didn't forget...
  • Black Friday a Symptom of a Declining Nation

    11/28/2018 12:18:08 PM PST · by fwdude · 52 replies
    Barbwire ^ | November 28, 2018 | Michael Bresciani
    Shoppers around the nation have braved extreme and dangerous weather conditions to stand outside shopping malls and wait for the doors to open. Some rose at 2 and 3 in the morning and others spent their entire Thanksgiving Day in a line so they will not miss a sale. In Hoover Alabama an altercation between shoppers broke out in which two people were shot including a twelve year old girl. The gunman was shot dead by police and the shopping went on as scheduled with sales abounding. Hedonism and materialism are not the only idols being worshipped in the United...
  • 61 Media Mistakes in the Trump Era: The Definitive List

    11/28/2018 7:50:30 AM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 14 replies ^ | November 27, 2018 | sattkisson
    We the media have ďfact-checkedĒ President Trump like we have fact-checked no other human being on the planetóand heís certainly given us plenty to write about. Thatís probably why itís so easy to find lists enumerating and examining his mistakes, missteps and ďlies.Ē But as self-appointed arbiters of truth, weíve largely excused our own unprecedented string of fact-challenged reporting. The truth is, formerly well-respected, top news organizations are making repeat, unforced errors in numbers that were unheard of just a couple of years ago. Our repeat mistakes involve declaring that Trumpís claims are ďliesĒ when they are matters of opinion,...
  • Opinion: The Cost of Neglect (Camp Fire)

    11/20/2018 4:53:07 PM PST · by kingu · 11 replies
    Territorial Dispatch (Yuba County) ^ | Nov 19, 2018 | Lou Binninger
    Looney Governor Jerry Brown blamed the rash of apocalyptic-level forest fires on Global Warming deniers. His nonsensical and rash comments will not be missed. Many will remember him for endangering Californians by ignoring the infrastructure needs of the state. Oroville Damís maintenance had been slipshod since its completion in 1968. Flakey inspections by state agencies risked the lives of hundreds of thousands of North State dwellers during the heavy rains and spillway collapse in February 2017. The failure will cost taxpayers more than $1 billion to repair. No one has estimated the hundreds of millions it cost 180,000 people to...
  • A Cheer for Trumpís Outreach to the Taliban

    09/07/2018 7:03:07 PM PDT · by Theoria · 5 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 07 September 2018 | Douglas Lute and Denis McDonough
    Direct talks between America and the insurgents would be the best way to start diplomacy that might end the war in Afghanistan. U.S. officials have sought that goal in vain before, but now the time may be ripe. In July, The Times reported that the Trump administration directed the State Department to open direct talks with the Afghan Taliban, to see whether formal talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban are possible. Taliban officials soon claimed to have met with American diplomats, an assertion that American officials have not publicly commented on. This week, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...
  • Some Ideas To Think About

    08/01/2018 2:36:57 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies ^ | August 1, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    Poverty is no mystery, and it's easily avoidable. The poverty line that the Census Bureau used in 2016 for a single person was an income of $12,486 that year. For a two-person household, it was $16,072, and for a four-person household, it was $24,755. To beat those poverty thresholds is fairly simple. Here's the road map: Complete high school; get a job, any kind of a job; get married before having children; and be a law-abiding citizen. How about some numbers? A single person taking a minimum wage job would earn an annual income of $15,080. A married couple would...
  • Can We Trust Experts?

    07/25/2018 7:05:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies ^ | July 25, 2018 | Walter E. Williams
    Former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers predicted that if Donald Trump were elected, there would be a protracted recession within 18 months. Heeding its experts, a month before the election, The Washington Post ran an editorial with the headline "A President Trump Could Destroy The World Economy." Steve Rattner, a Democratic financier and former head of the National Economic Council, warned, "If the unlikely event happens and Trump wins, you will see a market crash of historic proportions." When Trump's electoral victory became apparent, Nobel Prize-winning economist and New York Times columnist Paul Krugman warned that the world was "very probably...
  • "Pentagon Mind Control!" - Outsource it to Madison Ave, Vets at the "Opinion Formation" Game

    07/17/2018 10:38:37 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 2 replies
    Freep | 07-17-2018 | CharlesOconnell
    The Pentagon Wants to Bring Mind-Controlled Tech To Troops, the headlines breathlessly scream.We're liable to end up with an $800 toilet seat out of this.They should just out-source the job to Madison Avenue, which has had complete command of American Opinion for more than a century.For a peek under the hood, see 10 Resources For Hack-Proofing Your Mind (recommend by Rush Limbaugh).
  • The Left needs to face reality: Trump is winning

    07/01/2018 8:52:07 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 35 replies
    New York Post ^ | June 30, 2018 | Michael Goodwin
    To understand the madness gripping American leftists, try to see the world through their eyes. Presto, youíre now part of the raging resistance. Like the Palestinians who mark Israelís birth as their nakba, or tragedy, you regard Donald Trumpís 2016 victory as a catastrophe. Itís the last thing you think of most nights, and the first thing most mornings. You canít shake it or escape it. Whatever you watch, listen to or read, there are reminders ó Donald Trump really is president. You actually believe The New York Times is too nice to him, so you understand why a Manhattan...