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  • Trump threatens Jerusalem opponents with US funding cutoff

    12/20/2017 6:24:25 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 109 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Dec 20, 2017 7:08 PM EST | Edith M. Lederer
    President Donald Trump threatened Wednesday to cut off U.S. funding to countries that support a resolution criticizing his decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. “We’ll save a lot. We don’t care,” he said, alluding to U.S. aid. The president strongly supported U.S. Ambassador Nikki Haley who said Tuesday that the United States “will be taking names” of countries that vote in favor of a General Assembly resolution Thursday declaring that Jerusalem’s status can be changed only by direct Israeli-Palestinian negotiations. “For all these nations, they take our money and then vote against us. They take hundreds of millions of...
  • All opponents of President Trump are traitors to America (vanity)

    08/17/2017 1:52:05 PM PDT · by Az Joe · 18 replies
    08/17/2017
    In response to recent slander against President Trump supporters ---------------------------- If you are a President Trump opponent you are a sociopath, mental defective and/or a criminally insane America hating traitor. All President Trump opponents are: Criminals, Communists, Antifas, Socialists, Black Lives Matters supporters, radical abortion supporters, ISIS supporters, Al Qaeda supporters and supporters of all other domestic and foreign terrorist subversive groups. They condone the murder of children through their support of these groups. It is time to call out each and every President Trump opponent in our families, at our workplace, our meeting halls, our entertainment venues and the...
  • Trump Opens Doors on Oil Exploration, but Deeper Reforms Still Needed

    05/03/2017 8:56:11 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 11 replies
    The Daily Signal ^ | April 28, 2017 | Nicolas Loris
    In another move to free up domestic energy supplies, President Donald Trump signed an executive order Friday aimed at lifting the Obama administration’s offshore drilling restrictions.For decades, bad policies have blocked access to America’s abundance of domestic resources, yet America has still managed to be a global energy leader. Trump’s executive order, “Implementing an America-First Offshore Energy Strategy,” could unleash further success in the energy sector.The economic potential sitting just off America’s coasts is enormous. The Outer Continental Shelf is awash with natural resources, containing an estimated 86 billion barrels of oil and 420 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.Realizing...
  • American Legion shoots down idea to tie immigration to military service

    04/15/2014 8:51:33 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 30 replies
    The American Legion says it is opposed to trying to tie immigration into the annual defense policy debate, calling it an unacceptable “amnesty” and dealing a serious blow to Republicans desperate to pass some sort of legalization of illegal immigrants ahead of November’s elections. Several Republicans say they want to attach a small legalization that would grant an explicit chance at citizenship to young illegal immigrants willing to join the military.
  • Easy Smears of Political Opponents: An Example

    03/22/2014 5:13:29 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 6 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 22 March 2014 | Enza Ferreri
    A funny thing happened on the way to Facebook. A month ago I posted on my Facebook page Save the West a photo by the US Anti-Fur Society of a white fox about to be anally electrocuted for his fur. The fox had overgrown nails for lack of walking on solid grounds, having lived his life on wire cages. Animals farm-raised for fur are killed by gassing, neck-breaking, injection with poisons and anal electrocution so as not to damage their pelts. Wild fur-bearing animals are killed by clubbing and trapping, suffering agonising deaths. An otherwise sensible visitor of Save the...
  • Van Jones: Obama Opponents ‘Hate Everybody In America’

    03/21/2012 5:34:11 PM PDT · by Nachum · 49 replies · 2+ views
    Big Government ^ | 3/21/12 | Ben Shapiro
    Disgraced former Obama “green jobs czar” Van Jones made an appearance in Hawaii last night in which he ripped on the “American fantasy” and called for socialistic approaches to wealth redistribution, while castigating Obama opponents as America-haters. In his keynote address, he stated that the American dream was under threat: Not the American dream they talk about on TV. There are two American dreams. One of them I call the ‘American fantasy.’ You know that one? Everyone is going to be rich. Everybody.
  • Residents blast toll increase

    06/22/2011 12:40:55 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    The Annapolis Capital ^ | June 21, 2011 | Shantee Woodards
    For whom do the tolls toll? They toll for area motorists, who are threatening to avoid the toll plazas as the state continues to propose substantial fee hikes at its bridges and tunnels. Maryland Transportation Authority officials came to Severn River Middle School yesterday to hear how Anne Arundel County residents felt about a plan to raise $77 million by increasing the tolls at the Bay Bridge and other crossings. Passenger cars at the Bay Bridge would pay $5 by October and $8 by 2013. Vehicles with three or more axles would be paying $24 to $60 at the crossings...
  • Hamas Returns to Executing Opponents, UN Returns to Boosting Hamas Aid

    12/08/2010 9:15:30 AM PST · by Nachum · 3 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | 12/8/10 | Omri Ceren
    Fresh from praising Allah for the scores of Israelis who died trying to save Palestinian prisoners from the fires ravaging Israel, Hamas is indulging in some old-fashioned “collaborator” killing: A Gaza military court has convicted three men of collaborating with Israel, sentencing one to death and two more to prison terms, the Hamas interior ministry said on Monday. … In April, Gaza’s Hamas rulers executed two alleged “collaborators” in the first executions to be carried out since the Islamist movement seized power in June 2007… Human Rights Watch says Hamas killed at least 32 alleged informers and political opponents during...
  • Obama in Search of a Boogey Man

    08/17/2010 9:51:51 PM PDT · by NY Hockey Mom · 1 replies
    The Lonely Conservative ^ | 8/18/10 | The Lonely Conservative
    President Obama has his work cut out for him. Who can he blame for his wretched policies? The Democrats are the face of the federal government these days. They’ve run roughshod over the Constitution to implement their overwhelmingly unpopular policies. What to do? What to do? Go after anyone with an “R” after their name, that’s what Obama’s trying to do. [....] I’m not sorry to say that it probably won’t work. Sure, it may rile up the kookiest kooks in his base, but the majority of the American people despise his policies. He promised change, and change he delivered....
  • 12% Say Most Opponents of Obama Health Care Plan Are Racist

    09/16/2009 6:56:13 AM PDT · by MaestroLC · 135 replies · 3,281+ views
    Rasmussen Reports ^ | September 16, 2009 | by Scott Rasmussen
    Twelve percent (12%) of voters nationwide believe that most opponents of President Obama’s health care reform plan are racist. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 67% of voters disagree, and 21% are not sure. In recent days, several Democrats have suggested that racism is a factor. The most prominent to make that accusation is former President Jimmy Carter. Eighty-eight percent (88%) of Republicans reject the notion that most of the opponents are racist. So do 78% of voters not affiliated with either major party. However, just 39% of Democrats share that view. Twenty-two percent (22%) of those...
  • To Opponents Of The Stimulus

    08/22/2009 5:33:20 AM PDT · by Son House · 50 replies · 2,725+ views
    Forbes.com ^ | 08.21.09 | Bruce Bartlett
    But where is the evidence that tax cuts would have done any good when so many businesses are losing money and going bankrupt, when millions of workers have been laid off and have no wages to tax, and most investors have so many losses to carry forward that they probably won't pay a nickel of capital gains taxes for years after the market recovers? It's simply implausible to believe that more tax cuts, of which we had so many in the years leading up to the recession, would have had any effect whatsoever under current economic conditions. Some conservatives say...
  • The lock-up-your-opponents bills of 2009?

    07/10/2009 5:01:41 PM PDT · by Crazieman · 57 replies · 2,626+ views
    HotAir ^ | 7/10/09 | Ed Morrissey
    Would Congress ever pass legislation that would allow the executive to determine at its own discretion whether political opponents had crossed the line into domestic terrorists and build camps in which to keep them? Sounds like something out of 20th-century totalitarian systems or dystopian fiction. Mark Tapscott says it’s not fiction , and he warns readers about an effort by Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) to do just that: Rep. Alcee Hastings - the impeached Florida judge Nancy Pelosi tried to install as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee until her own party members rebelled - introduced an amendment to the...
  • Mugabe belittles opponents as frog and puppet

    02/23/2008 3:38:20 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 132+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 2/23/08 | Cris Chinaka
    BEITBRIDGE, Zimbabwe (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe dismissed his two challengers in next month's Zimbabwean elections as a lightweight and a Western puppet on Saturday. In a rally to mark his 84th birthday and launch his campaign for another five-year term, Mugabe said his ruling ZANU-PF party would win the March 29 votes resoundingly. Former Finance Minister Simba Makoni, who says he has the support of a number of ZANU-PF officials, is standing against Mugabe in the presidential contest. "He is like a frog trying to inflate itself up to the size of an ox. It will burst," Mugabe told...
  • Toll road bill still awaits Perry's signature

    05/29/2007 2:34:34 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 20 replies · 643+ views
    WFAA ^ | May 29, 2007 | Jake Batsell (Dallas Morning News)
    AUSTIN – Lawmakers broke camp Monday, taking it on faith that Gov. Rick Perry won't slam the brakes on a compromise toll road bill. Monday's session finale came and went without Mr. Perry signing the bill, which imposes a partial two-year freeze on private toll road deals. Lawmakers did not try to override his veto on their initial bill to overhaul the state's toll policies. Many involved in the contentious toll road debate were expecting Mr. Perry to approve the bill by now because his office was closely involved in hammering out the compromise. Perry spokeswoman Krista Moody said the...
  • Lincoln on Anti-war Congressmen

    05/19/2007 6:27:38 PM PDT · by kathsua · 11 replies · 771+ views
    The Hutchinson News ^ | 5/8/07 | ART HENRY
    I recently read a book about the battle for Iwo Jima. It was a deadly battle for both sides. Thousands died in the effort to acquire U.S. airfields close to Japan. It was successful, but painful. Shortly after this conflict, Japan surrendered. Would the outcome have been different if peace factions in the U.S. had forced us to withdraw from WWII before defeating Japan? Probably so. World War II is the last war the U.S. has won. Since that time, we have a "cease fire" in Korea, we were ushered out of Vietnam and Somalia and we did not complete...
  • Opponents to Ahmadinejad Win Local Elections

    12/17/2006 5:57:54 PM PST · by Nachum · 14 replies · 720+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | Dec 18, '06 | staff
    (IsraelNN.com) Reformists opposed to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad won a decisive victory in the Tehran local elections. Preliminary results of the Friday elections were published Sunday night. However, much of the support for the opposition candidate was based on his personal appeal and was not necessarily a repudiation of Ahmadinejad, the Christian Science Monitor reported. Turnout was unexpectedly high
  • Politicians cast opponents as villains

    09/14/2006 11:42:26 AM PDT · by John Carey · 7 replies · 191+ views
    Yahoo News (AP) ^ | September 14, 2006 | NANCY BENAC
    Shadowy corporate figures who cut backroom deals. Stealthy terrorists who drive cabs by day. Immigrants who steal across the border by night. Politicians are finding no shortage of boogeymen to associate with their opponents this campaign season. And it turns out that some of the most popular targets of opportunity at this early stage in the elections are simply other politicians — those whose mere mention is enough to raise partisan hairs on the backs of loyal party members. Sure, candidates are tying their opponents to Big Oil and Islamic fascists. And to special interests and partisan bloggers. But they're...
  • Illegal-immigrant rally draws 900 supporters, 100 opponents in Phoenix

    09/04/2006 6:39:03 PM PDT · by SandRat · 13 replies · 995+ views
    About 900 illegal-immigrant rights supporters gathered at the Arizona Capitol by midday Monday in a peaceful demonstration of what protesters called government inaction on repairing America's failed immigration system. The event drew significantly fewer participants than immigrant rallies this spring, when illegal-immigrant supporters showed their political muscle at demonstrations in Arizona and across the country. The largest rally in Arizona drew 100,000 marchers on the streets of Phoenix in April. As it considers massive changes in immigration policy, Congress is divided over whether to focus solely on border security or whether to offer illegal immigrants a short-cut to become U.S....
  • BADNARIK CALLS FOR DEMOCRATIC OPPONENT’S WITHDRAWAL FROM TEXAS CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT 10 RACE

    08/31/2006 12:41:52 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 9 replies · 687+ views
    http://badnarik.org ^ | 8 30 06 | Michael Badnarik
    Austin, Texas ­- With one day remaining for candidates to withdraw from the race and have their names not appear on the ballot, candidate Michael Badnarik's principal campaign committee, Badnarik for Congress, has asked Democrat Ted Ankrum to withdraw from the race. "While Mr. Ankrum is definitely a nice guy, that is not enough to win over the Republican incumbent," says campaign manager and committee treasurer Allen Hacker. Hacker expects that the Democrat, who has no party or Political Action Committee support, hasn't raised even $75,000.00 and is very unlikely to break $100,000.00 in the entire campaign. A recent appeal...
  • Jaime Castillo: Trans-Texas Corridor has no hope as long as secrecy reigns

    08/21/2006 8:16:59 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 112 replies · 1,200+ views
    San Antonio Express-News ^ | August 20, 2006 | Jaime Castillo
    It has gotten to the point where you don't know whether to pity Gov. Rick Perry and the toll road zealots in this state or arm some of their equally scary foes with pitchforks and torches to storm the governor's mansion. And I say that as someone who is willing to give Perry and company the benefit of the doubt and agree that new funding mechanisms like tollways should be part of the state's solution to future highway needs. But the way state transportation officials are approaching the Trans-Texas Corridor, a 50-year plan to produce a statewide network of toll...