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  • "Sanctuary" Politicians Violate Their Oath of Office Are Guilty of Perjury Need Jail-Time

    03/27/2017 2:01:09 PM PDT · by Stayfree · 14 replies
    Self | March 27, 2017 | Stayfree
    Anyone serving as an official of a government entity, whether it be state, county, city, has to take an oath of office to uphold the Constitution and the laws governing that government entity. Interfering with the ability of ICE to conduct its duties under Federal immigration is probably a violation of that oath of office which is most likely an act of perjury for which the offender should be arrested by U.S. Marshals and hauled off to the slammer in handcuffs on TV, of course!!!!
  • Trump Showed Himself to Be More Responsible Than the Politicians on Both Sides of the Aisle

    03/26/2017 8:18:11 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 39 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/26/17 | Ron A.Y. Rich
    Trump Wasn't Shown Up by the Health Care Rejection; The simpletons who are gloating that the rejection of the Health Care Repeal and Replace legislation shows that Trump is no longer a master at the Art of the Deal seem to overlook one simple fact. Every deal with a chance of closing has to have two parties with open minds who WANT a deal. Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton got things done because they had negotiating partners. The Democrats until the end refused to even consider a deal on the Trump-Ryan health care repeal and replace bill, which required the...
  • Angelina Jolie defends UN, decries Ďtide of nationalismí

    03/16/2017 5:54:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 28 replies
    Page Six (The NY Post) ^ | March 16, 2017 | The Associated Press
    Angelina Jolie has made a strong defense of the United Nations, saying the world body, as ďimperfectĒ as it is, needs reform but also support. The American actress and special envoy for the U.N. refugee agency decried a ďrising tide of nationalism masquerading as populism, and the re-emergence of policies encouraging fear and hatred of othersĒ during a speech at the U.N. in Geneva on Wednesday. Saying she was speaking as a ďproud AmericanĒ and ďan internationalist,Ē Jolie said some politicians were elected ďpartly on the basis of dismissing international institutions and agreements.Ē

    02/25/2017 7:47:22 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 21 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/25/17 | Jeff Crouere
    As liberals are exposed in all their fury, more Americans will come to realize that the voters made the right decision in electing Donald Trump as our nationís 45th President. Across the country, angry mobs of protesters are flooding town hall meetings of GOP Senators and Representatives. The liberal media is enjoying the spectacle and emphasizing the supposed grassroots anger of average Americans. Among many issues, the attendees have been screaming about Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her reform agenda, phony ďRussianĒ connections to the administration, efforts to repeal and replace Obamacare, plans to dismantle onerous EPA regulations and the...
  • The Dichotomy of Modern Day Politicians

    02/24/2017 1:26:26 PM PST · by davikkm · 2 replies
    IWB ^ | Gabrielle Seunagal
    Are we the people so jaded by politicians that we are surprised when they keep their word? Over the past few weeks, a plethora of Americans have been appalled with the President for deporting illegal immigrants with criminal records. Mainstream media outlets are now speculating as to how far the deportations will go. It should be obvious. Before the 45th Presidentís Inauguration, he announced his plans to deport two to three million illegal immigrants with criminal records. The time has now come. The genuine shock regarding the Presidentís actions indicates a deep seated issue in American politics. Halting illegal immigration...
  • CA Dams Crumble While Politicians Fiddle in Nonsense

    02/14/2017 8:58:45 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 22 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/14/17 | Katy Grimes
    Instead of cutting excessive spending areas, anticipate Gov. Jerry Brown will propose another emergency "one time tax increase" ballot initiative, which will turn into a permanent tax increase, followed by annual proposed tax increases. California Legislators and Gov. Jerry Brown think their job is to stay in power, and that bills to further their leftist agenda are the vehicles. The Oroville Dam spillway breakage is proof of this. While Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative Democrats have prioritized illegal aliens, refugee, inmate sex change operations, building houses for the homeless, transgender bathrooms, climate change awareness, and hiring Eric Holder to undermine...
  • Bill Still: FBI Analyst Says, High Level Pedophile Arrests Coming Soon

    02/07/2017 5:21:51 PM PST · by Sgt_Schultze · 209 replies
    YouTube ^ | 7 Feb 2017 | Bill Still
    This is just a link about politicians involved . . . - with the initials BF, MB, TK, DF, JM, LG, NP It's a 10 minute listen
  • Cold War continues Ė the American Cold Civil War

    01/16/2017 8:44:19 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/16/17 | Rolf Yungclas
    If we're going to make Congress and all of America great again, we need to continue working to drain that swamp of entrenched politicians Cold war was a term that took up common usage beginning in 1950s America to describe the ongoing conflict between the U.S and the Soviet Union. While not engaged in direct military action, the two nations were diametrically opposed to each other diplomatically, in proxy wars and in economic matters. An attitude of war toward each other but restrained, in this case by mutual assured destruction if they came to blows. Now America is in a...
  • Washington Can't Work (power back to the states)

    12/28/2016 3:26:46 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 16 replies ^ | Bruce Walker
    President Trump and the Republican Congress are going to do a lot and will likely act quickly and decisively to help the economy become strong, make the borders secure and the immigration laws effective, protect us from terrorists and rogue nations, and improve our education system. It is vitally important, however, to grasp at the outset that Washington cannot work. Federal solutions always fail. The best thing federal politicians can do is to get Washington out of the lives of ordinary Americans, their businesses, and their communities. This must happen fast, because Washington is crawling with folks who will work...
  • As the world turns against the elites, politicians become more elitist

    12/20/2016 9:33:18 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/20/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    It is only a matter of time before these politicians realize what their inferior subjects think of them. Canada lags behind the U.S. but hopefully it will only be a matter of time Politicians are a strange breed. A trend seen around the world is that of ordinary men and women rising up against their democratically elected leaders. These leaders are seen to be more interested in their own wealth and power than they are in acting in the best interests of those they were elected to lead. This can be seen in the Brexit vote and the election of...
  • What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About

    12/07/2016 2:25:44 PM PST · by KeyLargo · 56 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | Dec 7, 2016 | Kevin Cramer
    What the Dakota Access Pipeline Is Really About The standoff isnít about tribal rights or water, but a White House that ignores the rule of law. Kevin Cramer A little more than two weeks ago, during a confrontation between protesters and law enforcement, an improvised explosive device was detonated on a public bridge in southern North Dakota. That was simply the latest manifestation of the ďprayerfulĒ and ďpeacefulĒ protests against the Dakota Access Pipeline. Escalating tensions were temporarily defused Sunday when the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, at the direction of the Obama administration, announced it would refuse to grant...
  • Trump says he will leave his entire business enterprise Ďin totalí

    11/30/2016 8:58:30 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/30/16 | Dan Calabrese
    Details coming in December 15 press conference Politically this is probably a smart move, and in the short term it might make him a better president. There are precedents it sets that Iím not sure I like, but weíll get to that. Here are the basics: President-elect Donald J. Trump tweeted Wednesday morning that he would soon leave his ďgreat business in totalĒ to focus on the presidency, a response to growing worries over the businessman-in-chiefís conflicts of interest around the globe.
  • The Truth will always out

    11/29/2016 1:24:00 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/29/16 | Judi McLeod
    "And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free" Generations of little kids embarking upon practicing deceit were warned by mothers catching them out and admonished, ďThe truth will outĒ. ďThe truth always comes out in the wash,Ē as my own Mother used to put it. In the generation of the present day the truth has become more illusive than ever.
  • Morton Marcus: Business-government partnerships hide faults

    11/06/2016 7:44:26 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 1 replies
    The Terre Haute Tribune Star ^ | October 29, 2016 | Morton Marcus
    It was disappointing, but not surprising, to learn from the Indianapolis Business Journal (Oct. 10-16) that both John Gregg and Eric Holcomb endorse public-private partnerships (P3s). These candidates for governor are experienced in the ways of our Indiana government. Mr. Gregg has served at the highest level of the legislature while Mr. Holcomb is our Lt. Governor. P3s are agreements between governments (national, state, or local) with private companies to assume control, but not ownership, of public assets. Hoosiers know them in the form of the new bridge over the Ohio River, connecting the east end of Louisville with Clark...

    10/20/2016 6:51:01 AM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 7 replies
    WABC 7 ^ | October 20, 2016 | Eyewitness News
    CENTRAL ISLIP, Long Island (WABC) -- Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano and his wife were arrested Thursday morning in a bribery and kickback scheme that also netted Oyster Bay's town supervisor. Mangano and his wife, Linda, walked out of his Bethpage home without handcuffs just before 7 a.m. Thursday and got into waiting vehicles.
  • Questions for Politicians

    10/17/2016 5:46:18 PM PDT · by BobNative · 1 replies
    Self Vanity | October 17, 2016 | Me, Vanity
    I know it is very early, but I want to assemble some questions, for politicians, for the next and future election cycles. I have started with three questions, please help me work on other questions and topics. Questions for Politicians How much has your Net Worth increased since you entered "public service?" Who are your biggest Contributors? Since you have been in "public service" what have you done to reduce taxation and to reduce the cost of government? Were you successful?
  • Face it: Property taxes are forcing Illinoisans out of their homes

    10/14/2016 10:09:51 AM PDT · by george76 · 109 replies
    Illinois Policy ^ | October 13, 2016 | Austin Berg
    Pardess Mitchell is watching her community crumble. She and her husband have lived in Lake County for 16 years. They pay more in property taxes than they do on their mortgage. The tax bill is $15,000 a year on a house they bought for $227,000 in 2013. ďTheyíre taxing us out of the neighborhood. Theyíre pushing us out. Theyíre pushing us out of our homes and communities,Ē she said. ďIf it continues this way weíll have to leave.Ē A Paul Simon Public Policy Institute poll released Oct. 10 revealed nearly half of registered Illinois voters said they would leave the...
  • Sowell: Misleading Statistics

    09/05/2016 2:28:56 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 13 replies
    Creators Syndicate ^ | September 6, 2016 | Thomas Sowell
    Mark Twain famously said that there were three kinds of lies ó "lies, damned lies, and statistics." Since this is an election year, we can expect to hear plenty of all three kinds. Even if the statistics themselves are absolutely accurate, the words that describe what they are measuring can be grossly misleading. Household income statistics are an obvious example. When we hear about how much more income the top 20 percent of households make, compared to the bottom 20 percent of households, one key fact is usually left out. There are millions more people in the top 20 percent...
  • Trumping The Establishment

    09/04/2016 8:17:52 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    The Washington Establishment hates Trump, because he promises to put them out of business Why does The Washington Establishment hate Donald Trump? It is not because of his positions on immigration or trade. Pat Buchanan and Ross Perot advocated similar stands in 1992, and they did not generate the obsessive hatred being displayed in 2016. Trump has declared war on The Establishment itself. In his June 16, 2015 Presidential announcement he asserted: ďSo Iíve watched the politicians. Iíve dealt with them all my lifeÖ. They will never make America great again. They donít even have a chance. Theyíre controlled fully...
  • Baton Rouge I-10 traffic relief party becomes a political fight

    08/15/2016 11:06:13 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    The Times-Picayune ^ | August 5, 2016 | JR Ball
    You know something is a big deal when politicians start fighting for credit ó and camera time. Given the "thank me" glomming going on in Baton Rouge these days, clearly news that the federal government will pony up enough cash to fix the disaster that is Interstate 10 westbound off the Mississippi River Bridge is one of those hallelujah moments. There was Gov. John Bel Edwards on Thursday (Aug. 4), at old McKinley High School with U.S. Rep. Cedric Richmond by his side, telling the world Louisiana will be getting between $20 million and $25 million in FASTLANE grant money...
  • New Thugs on the Block

    08/08/2016 8:30:00 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | August 8, 2016 | Katie Kieffer
    New Kids on the Block was an American boy band that rocked the charts in the late 80s and early 90s with songs like ¬ďStep by Step.¬Ē Today, local politicians are stepping‚ÄĒquickly and quietly‚ÄĒto power and affluence as you and I focus on the Trump-Clinton presidential race, and forget the politics on our own block. Most Americans mistakenly ignore local politics despite the fact that we as voters have far more influence on our own block than on Pennsylvania Avenue. Today, I¬íll share several shocking stories of ¬ďNew Thugs on the Block¬Ē‚ÄĒlocal politicians taking advantage of their constituents.Vodka, Boxers and...
  • Who are the ten most honest and lying American politicians?

    07/30/2016 8:31:05 AM PDT · by gunsequalfreedom · 50 replies
    American News X ^ | July 24, 2016 | Charlie Barrel has been rating the truth of political statements since 2007. We grabbed the 2000 or so pages of people who had listed affiliations of Democrat, Independent, or Republican, kept only those who had at least 20 statements rated, ran a few python scripts, and produced this list of the ten most honest and most lying politicians. The ďHonesty IndexĒ is our invention (itís the weighted average of how many truths and lies each person told) where 1.0 means they always told the total truth, and 0.0 means they only told pants-on-fire lies. ďPercent LiesĒ is just that: what percentage...
  • Ignoring Politicians

    07/20/2016 9:51:34 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | July 20, 2016 | John Stossel
    My Fox colleagues are in Cleveland, diligently interviewing Republicans. Next week, they'll interview Democrats. I'm glad they do it -- because I despise most politicians. There are exceptions, of course, but after years of reporting, I've concluded that most politicians have little to say that's interesting, and many are craven opportunists, desperate to rule over others. A few stand out, like former Congressman Anthony Weiner. Like many politicians, he's never held a real job. He's run for office or worked for politicians all his life. Weiner married one of Hillary Clinton's closest advisers, passionately pushed leftists' bad ideas and was...
  • Honouring the dead not in the books of politicians

    07/14/2016 9:09:15 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 07/14/16 | Judi McLeod
    Seeing how presidents, of both the ex and current variety, prime ministers and other Ďcelebritiesí elected to public office have nothing but uncouth to put on display at Interfaith Memorial services intended to honour the dead and to comfort their bereaved, isnít it high time to clamp down on their increasingly boorish behaviour? Was it protocol or bully pulpit privilege that allowed President Barack Obama to make a speech about racism at the Memorial for five police officers shot down at the tail end of a Black Lives Matter protest in Dallas?
  • Just watched "Eye in the Sky" movie and...

    07/04/2016 11:36:36 PM PDT · by EinNYC · 23 replies
    DVD | July 5, 2016 | Me, Myself, & I
    I just finished watching "Eye in the Sky" starring Helen Mirren, the late Alan Rickman, and some other excellent actors. The movie is notable because it clearly illustrates how the military of countries like the U.S. and Britain have to wage war with their hands tied due to political fallout. I was flabbergasted as I watched to see that every single darn move the military wanted to make on some high value, long-sought Muzzie baddies had to be cleared by ever-higher political nabobs, even when mini drone cameras showed them suiting up in suicide vests and likely to leave the...
  • Fall of the House of Rangel-Espaillat Tops Wright to Replace Retiring Congressman

    06/28/2016 9:10:39 PM PDT · by GuavaCheesePuff · 9 replies
    The Observer ^ | June 28, 2016 | Will Bredderman
    Congressman Charles Rangel was swift-footed and savvy enough to stay ahead of demographic and geographic shifts in his district during his 46 years in the House of Representativesóbut in the end, he just didnít have enough juice to anoint an heir. Harlem Assemblyman Keith Wright lost his bid to replace his retiring 86-year-old mentor to State Senator Adriano Espaillat, who challenged Rangel in 2012 and 2014 but fell short. After a bitter Democratic primary campaignóone with heavy ethnic overtonesóthe Dominican Republic-born Espaillat beat the African-American Wright in the upper Manhattan-based district by approximately 1,300 votes. Former White House aide Clyde...
  • Reactions to Brexit about as unhinged and hysterical as it gets

    06/27/2016 8:14:06 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 18 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/27/16 | Dan Calabrese
    The left is a little touchy about the rejection of its world-changing ideas I think it basically comes down to this: Once the left establishes an institution and populates that institution with its kind, the institution can never be diminished in the slightest - let alone dismantled - because that represents a setback for the leftís march toward the power to engineer the entire social and economic order. That will not do. Think about the way they look at public schools, which are heavily staffed by unionized teachers who always toe the Democrat line: If anyone chooses to pull their...
  • ĎLetís not be hastyí: Despite EU push, UK politicians say no need for quick Brexit

    06/27/2016 4:55:57 AM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 11 replies
    R.T. News ^ | 06/26/16
    British politicians, including strong advocates of the Leave campaign, say there‚Äôs no rush in starting the process to exit the European Union. The people had their say Thursday, voting 52 percent to 48 per cent in favor of parting ways with the EU, giving the British government the green light to begin ‚Äėdivorce‚Äô proceedings. However, there is a sense of reluctance on the part of many, including Brexit-backer Boris Johnson, even to consider invoking Article 50 for some time yet. Johnson, who was vocal on¬†what he called the ‚Äúanti-democratic absurdities of the EU‚ÄĚ during the campaign, says there‚Äôs no rush...
  • NARRATIVE FAIL: Orlando Islamic Terrorist Did NOT Use An AR-15

    06/13/2016 7:07:24 PM PDT · by detective · 91 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | June 13, 2016 | Bob Owens
    The anti-gun politimedia wasted no time at all demonizing the most common rifle in the United States as being the real villain of the Islamic terrorist attack on Pulse nightclub in Orlando. Newsweek screamed, ďORLANDO SHOOTING PUTS SPOTLIGHT ON AR-15 RIFLE.Ē Judd Legume of Think Progress squeaked, ďThe NRAís Love Affair With The AR-15, Weapon Of Choice For Mass Murderers, In 22 Tweets.Ē Always wrong Christopher Ingraham of the Washington Post whined, ďThe gun used in the Orlando shooting is becoming mass shootersí weapon of choice.Ē Hereís the thing. The rifle used by the Islamist terrorist in Orlando was not...
  • Canadian politiciansí reactions to Orlando terrorist attack

    06/13/2016 7:59:08 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/13/16 | Arthur Weinreb
    Conservatives who are dumping on Obama and Trudeau for not attributing the Orlando terrorist attack to radical Islam, should take a real close look at their leaders. All of them Political leaders in Canada naturally reacted to the terrorist attack at the Pulse gay nightclub in Orlando that so far resulted in 50 dead and 53 injured. While Liberal pols reacted as expected, those political leaders who purport to be conservative also failed to mention the attack was carried out by a radical Islamist. If Donald Trump has any concerns about Canadian conservative leaders trying to emulate him, he need...
  • Butt grabbing PM, F-Bomb NDP leader and shiv-sticking Rona Ambrose

    06/07/2016 10:07:26 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 5 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 06/07/16 | Judi McLeod
    Leadership in Canada: The best way to get to know the reviled creature known as a politician is to watch their show-off antics at a press gallery dinner. CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Corporation) gleefully describe the weekendís press gallery dinner thus: ďIt was a night of laughs, some trash talk, and even a mic drop. Federal party leaders had a chance to break bread with the journalists who cover them every day during this yearís Parliamentary Press Gallery dinner. (CBC., June 4, 2016)
  • Go To Jail, Do Not Pass Go, Do Not Collect $200!

    05/18/2016 6:58:34 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 2 replies
    Canada Free Pressa ^ | 05/18/16 | Bob Christie
    Politicians everywhere promised too much to naive, uninformed electorates and ultimately committed everyone to debtor's prison There is an almost unanimous consensus among economists worldwide that the most worrisome disease infecting somewhat less than healthy and truly sick economies on almost all continents is low, non, or negative growth. How to correct that situation frustrates and consumes the thinking of political leaders and central bankers everywhere, regardless of which economic school provided the lattersí indoctrination. Pushing on strings has failed. Nothing seems to work. Securities markets are described as boring and directionless. It is like being in jail. You may...
  • The long-playing real YouTube in the sky

    05/01/2016 5:27:04 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 05/01/16 | Judi McLeod
    The only thing that hasnít changed and never will is not what you see on video but what you see if you take the time to look skyward How many of us yearn to get back to reality in a now YouTube and video dominated News World? How many down at heart long for a break from Facebook, Twitter and everything presented as Ďrealí on the internet? Special: Scientists Are Calling This Smart Pill "Viagra For The Brain" How many among the Election 2016 Battle Fatigued feel there is no way of getting away from it all?
  • Everyone lies, but politicians do it more often

    04/18/2016 8:20:03 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 6 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 18, 2016 4:12 AM EDT | Seth Borenstein
    This is the season of lies. We watch with fascination as candidates for the worldís most powerful job trade falsehoods and allegations of dishonesty. [Ö] News organizations such as The Associated Press and PolitiFact dedicate enormous resources to separating candidatesí truthful wheat from their dishonest chaff. But if weíve come to expect and even joke about office-seekers who seem truth averse (ďHow do you know a politician is lying? His lips are movingĒ), many of us have given little thought to our own fibs and to how they compare with politiciansí deceits. What if PolitiFact looked at what we say...
  • Can't We Do Better?

    04/05/2016 6:07:38 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 27 replies ^ | April 5, 2016 | Cal Thomas
    Occasionally I am asked if I ever considered running for political office. My response: "I did once, but I took two aspirin, lay down for a while and the feeling went away." Besides not wanting to accept a pay cut, why would I want to put myself through the agony of exposing the smallest misdeed and bad decision to political opponents and a ravenous media who could turn my public image into something no family member would recognize? Not to mention the amount of money I would have to raise that would go up exponentially the higher the office sought....
  • Two Words that Would Seal Trumpís Deal for Me

    03/04/2016 10:47:25 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 42 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 03/04/16 | Michael Shannon
    Term Limits: If Trump adds term limits to his signature issue of immigration then Iím instantly a Trumpista Theories abound, thus far, regarding the increased numbers of voters in the republican primaries as compared to the deflating democrat totals. They include everything from democrats not bothering to cast a ballot because Hillary Clinton is the presumptive heir to Obamaís throne, to discontent with their own candidates. Those of us who have a tendency to sit in the balcony (far outside the Beltway) and observe the antics, bustling and rhetoric of all the candidates, may have arrived at a different viewpoint...
  • Psychopathic, Narcissistic Machiavellians The traits that make con artists, ... lawyers tick.

    02/27/2016 5:34:34 PM PST · by MtnClimber · 21 replies
    Slate ^ | 22 Feb, 2016 | Maria Konnikova
    Here's a question most anyone who learns I am researching confidence artists asks me: Are con artists clinical psychopaths-or are they just slightly more devious versions of our more conniving selves? Is it a qualitative difference between our small daily deceptions and the wiles of the confidence man, or is it just a simple matter of degree? ‚Ä® Robert Hare's Psychopathy Checklist-Revised, the most common assessment tool for antisocial, psychopathic behavior, looks for things like responsibility, remorse, pathological lying, manipulativeness, cunning, promiscuity and general impulsiveness, superficial charm, grandiosity, and the like. Score high enough, and you are labeled psychopathic,‚Ä® or...
  • They all lie but we support Trump because he‚Äôll build the Wall and bomb the HELL out of ISIS

    02/21/2016 8:42:56 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 78 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 2/21/16 | Kevin "Coach" Collins
    We have been lied to and misled by so called ‚Äúconservatives‚ÄĚ for at least twenty years. The broken promises from ‚Äúconservative‚ÄĚ Republicans have arrived as fast as the pieces of candy on Lucy‚Äôs conveyor belt. We even began to lie to ourselves, believing ‚ÄúWell they‚Äôre doing the best they can with what power they have.‚ÄĚ Laboring under that belief we overlooked George W. Bush‚Äôs ineptitude; and made excuses for his not knowing how to fight a war against Muslims and the hostile Democrat controlled media. We steamed while the ‚Äúconservatives‚ÄĚ did nothing to combat the ridiculous charge that the economic...

    02/19/2016 4:48:55 AM PST · by Lucky9teen · 61 replies
    An election is coming.† Universal peace is declared, and the foxes have a sincere interest in prolonging the lives of the poultry.† ~George Eliot, Felix Holt, Chapter†5 ********** The politicians were talking themselves red, white and blue in the face.† ~Clare Boothe Luce ********** If the World Series runs until election day, the networks will run the first one-half inning and project the winner.† ~Lindsey Nelson ********** I offer my opponents a bargain:† if they will stop telling lies about us, I will stop telling the truth about them.† ~Adlai Stevenson, campaign speech, 1952 ********** A politician thinks of...
  • Lie detection equates to who barks or yells the loudest

    02/17/2016 7:53:10 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/17/16 | A. Dru Kristenev
    A heavy price will be paid in allowing emotion to guide our choices in a presidential campaign that far overshadows initial anger and frustration at overreaching government Projection is what psychologists attach to individuals who 'project' their own behavior onto others, and, in this presidential race, the practice has run rampant. There are two candidates in particular who so believe that they deserve the presidency that they will stoop to new depths to attain their objective. It is fascinating to see poll leaders in both parties act so similarly on stage when either referring to opponents not present or blaring...
  • The End of the Republic [Book Review of Robert Harris' "Dictator"]

    02/14/2016 11:22:29 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    The Washington Free Beacon ^ | February 14, 2016 | Daniel Wiser
    In his Republic, Cicero produced one of history's staunchest defenses for a career in politics. Composed in the late 50s B.C. while the Roman republic enjoyed a period of precarious stability under the triumvirate of Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus, and styled after the famous work of Plato, the Republic first addressed the claims of those who want nothing to do with governing the state, and would prefer a quiet life unsullied by politics. Politicians, after all, tend to be "worthless," according to these critics. Moreover, who would want to try to rule a capricious citizenry, or subject themselves to "foul...
  • Primaries; Can‚Äôt Live With Them; Can‚Äôt Live Without Them

    02/12/2016 10:12:44 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 11 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/12/16 | Jerry McConnell
    The only chivalrous actions today are the ones which involve verbal shivs that the unvalorous contending candidates keep digging into their opponent's ribs. As a kid growing up, I got a political education from my father who was a small town newspaper editor in Pennsylvania. I thought I knew all about the processes, twists and turns of the political jungle. How wrong I was! The world‚Äôs wars in the years from the early ‚Äė40s up through ‚Äė70s caused me to leave them, and when those and my military service were completed, I found myself in New England. Now quite a...
  • Political Participation and the Sanction of the Victim

    01/31/2016 5:37:12 PM PST · by huckfillary · 12 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | January 31, 2016 | Artful Dilettante
    In her 1957 masterpiece, Atlas Shrugged, Ayn Rand introduced us to a powerful concept which she called ‚Äúthe sanction of the victim.‚ÄĚ This concept is defined as ‚Äúthe willingness of the good to suffer at the hands of the evil, to accept the role of sacrificial victim for the ‚Äėsin‚Äė of creating values.‚ÄĚ As Rand explains through the character of her hero, John Galt, ‚ÄúEvil is impotent and has no power but that which we let it extort from us,‚ÄĚ and, ‚ÄúI saw that evil was impotent‚Ķand the only weapon of its triumph was the willingness of the good to...
  • Huckabee on Cruz: The country needs a leader, not a lawyer

    01/13/2016 9:35:57 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 55 replies
    Hot Air ^ | 1/12/2016
    "Look, Ted's a great lawyer," Huckabee said Tuesday about Texas Sen. Ted Cruz. "But I don't think American needs a good lawyer right now, it needs a good leader. My question to you would be can you name me what efforts (Cruz) has been a leader in ... He's been a senator. He's been a lawyer and a lobbyist ... What has Ted Cruz done in his life that prepares him to be president of the United States?" Huckabee's comments came during a 12-minute exchange with Joseph Brown, pastor of Marion Avenue Baptist Church in Washington, Iowa. Brown, who started...
  • The Busybody Left: Using Taxes For Regressive Social Engineering

    01/04/2016 10:19:02 PM PST · by rktman · 11 replies ^ | 1/4/2016 | Thomas Sowell
    The political left has been trying to run other people’s lives for centuries. So we should not be surprised to see the Obama administration now trying to force neighborhoods across America to have the mix of people the government wants them to have. There are not enough poor people living in middle class neighborhoods to suit the political left. Not enough blacks in white neighborhoods. Not enough Hispanics here, not enough Asians there. Nowhere in the Constitution does it grant the federal government the power to dictate such things. But places that do not mix and match people the way...
  • Should anti-gun politicians be denied armed security?

    01/03/2016 3:54:37 PM PST · by Libloather · 67 replies
    Examiner ^ | 12/30/15 | Dave Workman
    Fox News is reporting this morning that a Virginia state senator is making good on his promise to push for defunding armed bodyguards for anti-gun Gov. Terry McAuliffe unless the Democrat does an about face on an October order to prohibit firearms in most state office buildings. It brings up an interesting question that could apply to any government official anywhere, from mayors on up. If an elected official is opposed to the carrying of defensive sidearms by average citizens, should that official automatically lose his/her security guards? Virginia State Sen. Charles Carrico, a Republican, is quoted by Fox News...
  • Obama's plan to tighten gun laws sets up rematch with powerful gun rights group NRA

    01/02/2016 9:57:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Fox ^ | January 2, 2016
    The National Rifle Association, the country's most influential gun-rights supporter, is challenging President Obama's new plan to use his presidential power to tighten firearms laws, calling it a "political stunt" that fails to increase public safety. President Obama said this weekend that he'll meet Monday with Attorney General Loretta Lynch to discuss his "options‚ÄĚ toward curbing gun violence, after ordering his White House team several months ago to identify "new actions" that he can take. The president also said that he's taking action because Congress has failed to act. He is expected to use so-called executive orders to tighten federal...
  • Out of Egypt

    12/26/2015 7:07:35 PM PST · by xzins · 3 replies
    Notes | 2015 | Xzins
    Out of Egypt The Angel spoke in Joseph's dream Not long after Jesus‚Äô birth, ‚ÄúTake the mother and the Child For Herod seeks the infant's life.‚ÄĚ In secrecy they stole away. Nor the wise men there remained, Herod's scheming they had sensed; More guidance from God's unseen hand. The children of that fateful land, Those that lived near Bethlehem, While their mothers‚Äô shrieking cried, Died at hand of royal felon Toward the west the parents fled out of sight of everyone; Egypt had been long foretold For from that land ‚ÄúI called My Son.‚ÄĚ Yet still King Herod grabs a...
  • Reconsider professional politicians

    12/15/2015 12:23:57 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    USA Today | December 14, 2015 | Michael Medved
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  • Trump Breaking the Rules of Washington's Money Game

    12/15/2015 11:50:53 AM PST · by xzins · 37 replies
    Townhall ^ | Dec 15, 2015 | Rachel Marsden
    Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump got into an interesting war of words on Twitter last week with a Saudi prince. "Dopey Prince (Al-Waleed bin Talal) wants to control our U.S. politicians with daddy's money. Can't do it when I get elected," Trump tweeted. Trump's social-media salvo was truly provocative, and not because he called a billionaire member of the Saudi royal family "dopey." What made Trump's outburst on Twitter so interesting was his willingness to call out the tacit and longstanding subversion of the U.S. political system by foreign interests. "You are a disgrace not only to the GOP but...