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  • Let's Chase The Snakes Out

    03/17/2018 11:14:35 AM PDT · by Q-ManRN · 14 replies
    Quentin Ireland | March 17, 2018 | Quentin Ireland
    Happy St. Patrick's Day. Let's chase the snakes out of D.C.!
  • The Political Oscars

    02/28/2018 9:49:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | February 28, 2018 | John Stossel
    Sunday, Hollywood sycophants give out Oscars. But they will miss some of the better performances of the year because Academy Awards just go to movie actors. They leave out political actors. That's not right. Politicians deceive and manipulate people just as much as actors do. Some of their performances deserve recognition. So, I created the Stosscars to fill the gap. Here are this year's awards: Best Performance by a Rich Elitist goes to Nancy Pelosi. In her eagerness to trash Republican tax cuts, she said this about $1,000 bonuses: "The crumbs that they are giving to workers to kind of...
  • Sen. Chuck Grassley Folds Again: Open to Gun Control Discussion Post-Parkland Attack

    02/16/2018 9:43:15 AM PST · by davikkm · 29 replies
    breitbart ^ | AWR HAWKINS
    Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) announced Thursday he is willing to sit down and discuss gun control legislation with Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and John Cornyn (R-TX). This is the second time in four months he has agreed to talk to about gun control proposals. On November 8, 2017, Breitbart News reported that he had agreed “to allow a Judiciary Committee hearing on bump stock gun control.” Ironically, two of the key proponents of those hearings were Feinstein and Cornyn. Additionally, Feinstein had put forth a bill to ban bump stocks altogether. Fast forward to February 2018 and CBS News reports...
  • Pray That Media Holds Tragedy Exploiters Back Allowing for Mourning Time

    02/15/2018 9:56:01 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 9 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 02/15/18 | Judi McLeod
    The corrosive Culture of Hate: Don’t let the publicity whores and exploiters of tragedy take away our turning to prayer We live in dangerous times, times made all the more dangerous by politicians and members of the entertainment industry who exploit them for that self aggrandizement called PUBLICITY. It is high time for the media, both mainstream and social, to cut society a break by following rule-of-thumb order that keeps back all seasoned exploiters of tragedy, allowing authorities and first responders the time to carefully assess when, how and why each and every tragedy happens.
  • Man Raped High School Student as She Was Dying From Overdose and Texted Explicit Pictures <tr>

    02/11/2018 1:11:20 PM PST · by Enchante · 60 replies
    Newsweak via Yahoo News ^ | February 11, 2018 | Tom Porter
    A 19-year-old man in a Seattle suburb has been arrested and accused of raping a high school student as she was dying from an overdose and texting explicit pictures of her to friends. The suspect, who has been identified as Brian Roberto Varela, was charged Friday with second-degree rape, manslaughter and controlled substance homicide, the Associated Press reported.
  • Fuel tax increase is the fastest, most direct way to meet state transportation needs

    01/25/2018 1:08:08 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 25 replies
    The St. Louis Post-Dispatch ^ | January 8, 2018 | The Post-Dispatch Editorial Board
    At a measly 17 cents a gallon, Missouri’s fuel tax is woefully inadequate to fund the state’s growing need for transportation-infrastructure improvements. The more the system deteriorates, the worse our state’s business climate will become. Gov. Eric Greitens could put some muscle into his determination to attract business and generate more jobs by embracing a long-overdue fuel tax increase. The Missouri 21st Century Transportation Task Force, created by the Legislature and approved by the governor last year, proposes to boost the tax by a dime, and by 12 cents for diesel, which is only about half of what’s needed to...
  • Wealthy exodus to escape new tax rules worries California Democrats

    01/18/2018 6:35:38 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 55 replies
    Sacramento Bee ^ | 1/18/2018 | ADAM ASHTON
    The Republican-backed federal tax bill flipped the tables on a never-ending question for California politicians: Will high taxes lead the state’s wealthiest residents to flee the Golden State for the comparable tax havens of Florida, Nevada and Texas? Republicans reliably raise that alarm when Democrats advocate for tax increases, like the 2012 and 2016 ballot initiatives that levied a new income tax on very high-earning residents. But now, with the federal tax bill cutting off deductions that benefited well-off Californians, the state’s Democrats suddenly are singing the GOP song about a potential millionaire exodus. “People with higher incomes pay a...
  • Sanctuary City Politicians May Be Prosecuted

    01/17/2018 12:55:24 PM PST · by detective · 27 replies
    Front Page ^ | January 17, 2018 | Matthew Vadum
    Federal prosecutors are considering filing criminal charges against elected officials harboring illegal aliens in so-called sanctuary cities, Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen told lawmakers at a hearing dominated by Democrats hectoring her over whether President Trump used profanity during a closed-door negotiating session about immigration reform. Jailing the leaders of sanctuary jurisdictions is long overdue.
  • Is America’s tax system fair?

    01/17/2018 8:32:25 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 10 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 1/17/18 | Amity Shlaes
    Tax the rich some more. That recommendation comes from many politicians. It seems obvious to tax the rich. We tell ourselves they won’t miss that little extra bit we take. And after all, it’s only right that they pay their fair share. The technical name for taxing the rich more is progressivity. And it’s hard to oppose a concept that shares its roots with an optimistic word like progress. But this surface logic obscures some important truths about progressivity. So let’s stand back. The first thing we see when we take our distance is surprising. It is that many people...
  • Failed State California: Overtaxed, Overregulated, Overopinionated, and Underhanded

    01/12/2018 11:06:51 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 38 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 01/12/18 | Katy Grimes
    California's highest-in-the-nation taxes: Schools rank at the bottom, Infrastructure is deteriorating, Gas tax revenue is used for social programs, Highest poverty in the nation,Recreational pot is now legal, Governor, obsessed with climate change More is never enough for California politicians, as evidenced by our highest-in-the-nation taxes. The once-Golden State of opportunity and innovation ranks 48th in the Tax Foundation’s 2018 State Business Tax Climate Index. Again. Back in 2012 I wrote about our lousy 48th ranking, and that was before Gov. Jerry Brown’s Proposition 30 passed, which dramatically increased sales and income taxes. And it was before the California Legislature...
  • Congresswoman Bumps Passenger [semi-satire]

    01/02/2018 9:10:02 AM PST · by John Semmens · 5 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 31 December 2017 | John Semmens
    On a United Airlines flight from Houston to Washington, DC, Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Tex) added another bumped passenger to her growing list. When the passenger complained Jackson labeled her a "racist." Jean-Marie Simon, the woman Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee called a racist, is a photojournalist who helped document human-rights abuses in Guatemala during the 1980s. She currently teaches in a private school and is a registered Democrat. "All that stuff about what she did in Guatemala doesn't change the fact that she is white," Lee argued. "All whites are racists. She was probably trying to atone for her whiteness...
  • 2017 Adults Acting Stupid Awards

    12/29/2017 9:12:37 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 12 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/29/17 | Lee Cary
    Sally Yates, Meryl Streep, Al Franken, Chuck Schumer, Charlie "The Groper" Rose and "Jihad" Tom Brokaw, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinksi, Frederica Wilson, Bill Kristol In the spirit of Robert Burns’ 1788 poem entitled Auld Lang Syne (“for old times’ sake”), we look back over 2017 for noteworthy displays of allegedly smart people caught acting like complete idiots. The selection process to limit the list to 10 was difficult this year. Many supposedly smart people reacted to the election of President Donald Trump by becoming certified fools. Several natural dunderheads, who were not considered for the list below, displayed inherited...
  • Is Masculinity “toxic”?

    The past few weeks has seen the endless parade of deviants being outed in Hollywood and government. This nuking of the swamp is long overdue and hopefully marks permanent change, but in-depth discussion of all that has occurred is lacking. I know this is a bit off-topic for me, but for those who are interested, what follows are some reflections on some of what has been debated in the media. The “deviant of the day” in the media has been more than troubling. The part that people have quickly forgotten about is how the behavior of many of these people...
  • A Senate of the States: September 6th, 1787

    12/18/2017 12:51:00 AM PST · by Jacquerie · 7 replies
    Article V Blog ^ | December 18th 2017 | Rodney Dodsworth
    Presidential Elections. Little over a week before the close of the federal convention, the senate was still responsible for appointing a president should no one obtain a majority, or if two with a majority had an equal number, of electoral votes. While their electoral college system minimized the possibility of “pre-bought” presidents, our Framers nonetheless cast a suspicious eye at the senate. The convention intended a ‘high-toned’ second branch to check the house, but had they gone too far? Their senate had the power to appoint the president, name his officers, appoint judges, make treaties and try impeachments. This constituted...
  • assembly hearing to expose and reform ca’s predatory political scene

    11/29/2017 10:50:27 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 3 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/29/17 | Katy Grimes
    The Legislature, which continues to righteously impose sexual harassment laws on the private sector, is that they also continue to exempt themselves from their own rules Alleged sexual harasser Democrat Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra announced his resignation from the Legislature Monday. But does anyone really think anything will change inside the predatory state Capitol? Last week I was critical of Bocanegra’s faux resignation, when he announced he would leave at the end of his term in December 2018. “'Not seeking reelection is not a resignation,” I wrote.
  • Something politicians and reporters have considered important enough to keep secret for decades

    11/27/2017 1:09:33 PM PST · by detective · 17 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 27, 2017 | Jack Hellner
    Shortened title. Full title: We've finally found something politicians and reporters have considered important enough to keep secret for decades Sherlock Holmes noticed the dog that didn't bark.  Americans should pay close attention to the scandal that didn't leak. Information from the Mueller investigation leaks like a sieve.
  • Corrupt Politician Thrown in Garbage Bin- Ukraine

    11/24/2017 8:04:44 AM PST · by Baynative · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2015 | Anurag Tiwari
    It's a couple of years old, but as teh caption says: "Corruption should be trashed wherever it is"
  • CA's Capitol 'Unwanted Sexual Advances' Problem and Official Cover Ups

    11/22/2017 1:59:30 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/22/17 | Katy Grimes
    But this is California, where no one in the Democrat Party is ever held personally or professionally responsible for violating the laws they pass on others. And that's Marxism by any other definition. CA’s Capitol ‘Unwanted Sexual Advances’ Problem and Official Cover Ups With the casting couch being front page headlines in Hollywood, New York, Washington D.C. and in California’s State Capitol,“unwanted sexual advances” has become the latest unfortunate phrase in today’s news pages. Common to most stories is how perpetrators have protected themselves, with the help of high placed accomplices. My previous article, “Capitol Cesspool: Dem. Sen. Nancy Skinner...
  • Lib-left Working on Framing Trump as a Lecher

    11/22/2017 1:56:27 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 14 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/22/17 | Judi McLeod
    Are sexual harassment accusations coming President Trump’s way as the over-the-top weapon to get him impeached? Count on it. Ever wonder why the lib-left world has lurched itself, full bore into lechery, suddenly outing all the alleged sexual predators among their midst? It was Hollywood’s 20-year-later outing of Horrid Harvey Weinstein that opened the floodgates exposing the innumerable lechers in today’s amoral society.
  • America is a “Free Speech Zone” - Except in Government Meetings

    11/18/2017 8:54:16 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 6 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 11/18/17 | Karen Lees
    When something happens in my own community that triggers alarm bells, I am compelled to write. And this subject provides an excellent learning opportunity, which is one important purpose of the Language of Liberty series. Last Thursday, November 2nd, the City Board of Alderman in Sparta, Tennessee declined a motion to allow citizen input at City Board meetings. Their decision is now a part of the public record: a policy that alienates the people they represent and is repugnant to the Framers' original intent of free speech enshrined in the First Amendment. City Board meetings are required to be open...