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  • 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 “fact-checked” President Trump like we have fact-checked no other human being on the planet—and he’s certainly given us plenty to write about. That’s probably why it’s so easy to find lists enumerating and examining his mistakes, missteps and “lies.” But as self-appointed arbiters of truth, we’ve 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 Trump’s claims are “lies” 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 Dam’s 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 Trump’s 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, you’re now part of the raging resistance. Like the Palestinians who mark Israel’s birth as their nakba, or tragedy, you regard Donald Trump’s 2016 victory as a catastrophe. It’s the last thing you think of most nights, and the first thing most mornings. You can’t shake it or escape it. Whatever you watch, listen to or read, there are reminders — Donald Trump really is president. You actually believe The New York Times is too nice to him, so you understand why a Manhattan...
  • Protests in Iran prove Trump is getting it right

    06/25/2018 6:07:36 PM PDT · by BeauBo · 71 replies
    NY Post ^ | 25 June 2018 | Benny Avni
    “What the regime feared most is happening,” Alinejad tells me. “Tehran had stayed calm as nationwide protests at the beginning of the year engulfed 80 cities. Now an impromptu protest in Tehran by merchants against economic mismanagement has turned into a massive anti-regime event, with chants of death to dictator and death to Palestine.”
  • Obama – Just Too Good for Us (Extraordinarily Barf-Worthy - Have Barf Bag at the Ready)

    06/02/2018 10:59:02 PM PDT · by SaveFerris · 91 replies
    Ny Times (of course) ^ | June 2, 2018 | By Maureen Dowd Opinion Columnist
    WASHINGTON — It was a moment of peak Spock. Hours after the globe-rattling election of a man whom Barack Obama has total disdain for, a toon who would take a chain saw to the former president’s legacy on policy and decency, Obama sent a message to his adviser Ben Rhodes: “There are more stars in the sky than grains of sand on the earth.” ...... As president, Obama always found us wanting. We were constantly disappointing him. He would tell us the right thing to do and then sigh and purse his lips when his instructions were not followed. .........
  • Is This the Worst Judge in America?

    05/26/2018 4:39:58 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | May 26, 2018 | Timothy Meads
    John Adams must be rolling over in his grave. The great founding father from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts once said, “We are a government of laws, not of men.” Today, it seems that some of his Bay State successors have all but forgotten Adams’ words. Perhaps most neglectful of the rule of law is Superior Court Judge Timothy Feeley. His latest legal rulings have been so egregious that Massachusetts state legislators and hundreds of concerned citizens are calling for his impeachment. The Commonwealth’s Gov. Charlie Baker even weighed in on the subject. Judge Feeley’s wisdom, or lack thereof, in recent...
  • Jeanine Pirro: Jeff Sessions 'lost his prosecutorial balls'

    03/03/2018 3:11:40 PM PST · by Kevin in California · 82 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Katie Leach
    Fox News' Jeanine Pirro condemned Attorney General Jeff Sessions for not taking the steps to reopen the investigation into former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
  • VANITY: Looking for opinions for a hunting rifle

    02/24/2018 11:08:44 AM PST · by i_robot73 · 129 replies
    First, excuse if I posted incorrectly, I don't do so very often... Non-hunter here, looking for some opinion(s) on acquiring my first hunting rifle; FIL been hounding last year or two to go out. Least from my own research, taking into account cost of gun and of training ($/bullet), it seems to come down to two: - .308 - 30.-06 I'd like to get some other's thoughts as well as any helpful suggestions on make/model, additions (scope, ??), etc. Appreciate.
  • Democracy v. Republic

    02/22/2018 8:09:29 PM PST · by huckfillary · 26 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | February 22, 2018 | Artful Dilettante
    I've had it with pundits, politicians, and people who should know better that continuously refer to our country as a democracy. The latest such reference was by renowned political commentator Thomas Friedman, who has never been confused with an intelligent person. But he has lots of company among the chattering classes, and even more so from among our so-called educators. At every educational level, teachers, professors, administrators, and even the elite collegiate Boards-of-Directors erroneously refer to the United States as a democracy and, in general, display an overall ignorance of American history and its Founding principles. And unfortunately, our youth...
  • India and China step back from the brink of war — but can it last?

    09/09/2017 7:27:07 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies ^ | 9/7/17 | Barkha Dutt
    How did India and China, nuclear-armed nations collectively home to 36 percent of the world’s people, go from conflict to camaraderie in less than a week? At the end of August, two months into the worst border standoff between the two countries in decades, there were whispers of war. But this week, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping joined Russia, South Africa and Brazil in declaring war on Pakistan-based terror groups. What just happened? Can it last? And should we trust it? For the moment, it appears Beijing’s aspirations to be a global leader in a...
  • Trump's pardon of ex-Sheriff Joe Arpaio was the right (and courageous) thing to do

    08/27/2017 11:48:20 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 104 replies
    Fox News Opinion ^ | August 26,2017 | James J. Fotis
    President Trump stood up for justice and for enforcement of our immigration laws when he courageously granted a pardon Friday to Joe Arpaio, the former sheriff of Maricopa County, Arizona. Despite knowing he would face criticism, the president did what was right. Arpaio was convicted by a federal judge in July of criminal contempt after being charged with violating a court order that attempted to prevent suspected illegal immigrants from being targeted by the sheriff’s traffic patrols. The sheriff acknowledged continuing the patrols, but said that targeting was not the focus. Arpaio’s conviction arose out of a lawsuit wrongfully accusing...
  • Reducing juvenile arrests won't by itself end racial disparities: Opinion

    08/27/2017 12:53:25 PM PDT · by BBell · 34 replies ^ | 8/27/17 | Jarvis DeBerry
    The Louisiana Center for Children's Rights has a graph on its website that shows that in 2013, 96 percent of the juveniles who were arrested in Orleans Parish were black. If you think that's outrageous, then you should look at the statistic from 2014 when 97 percent of the juvenile arrests in Orleans Parish were of black children. But, wait, there's more. In 2015, the last year that's on the LCCR's graph, 99 percent of the juveniles arrested in Orleans Parish were black. Those statistics bring to mind a point that author Michelle Alexander makes in "The New Jim Crow,"...
  • French Quarter robbers were helped by good people before attacking good people: Opinion

    06/28/2017 4:05:28 PM PDT · by BBell · 14 replies ^ | 6/28/17 | JARVIS DEBERRY,
    Sunday morning, during the part of my church service where members of the congregation ask for prayers for others, a member stood and asked that we pray for two members of the Unitarian Universalist Association who'd been badly hurt in the French Quarter the night before. You may have seen the surveillance video of the two men - Tim Byrne and James Curran - walking on Bienville Street and being attacked from behind by four suspects and then robbed. Byrne was knocked unconscious with a blow to the head and was reported as having a critically serious brain injury.The UUA,...
  • CNN SPINS – Stands by Producer Busted “Diversity of Personal Opinion” Makes CNN Strong

    06/27/2017 12:14:54 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 26 replies
    GP ^ | 06/27/17 | Jim Hoft
    Very Fake News CNN is in spin mode as they scramble to do some damage control after Project Veritas dropped undercover bombshell video of a CNN producer saying the Russia story is ‘bullsh*t’ and they continue to push the false narrative for ratings. Very fake news’ Brian Stelter of ‘Reliable Sources’ tweeted CNN’s PR statement noting that the staffer in the undercover video isn’t involved in Russia or Trump coverage. Interesting spin by CNN as they only talk about the producer, Bonifield and ignore that he brought up the CEO of CNN, Jeff Zucker demanding that his news channel get...