Free Republic 1st Quarter Fundraising Target: $88,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $19,020
21%  
Woo hoo!! And the first 21% is in!! Thank you all very much!!

Politics (Bloggers & Personal)

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Shock And Awe In Mueller Probe – Rudy Giuliani Failing Trump – Country In Shambles

    01/20/2019 7:41:00 AM PST · by davikkm · 20 replies
    IWB ^ | Ruby Henley
    I am in shock and awe this morning as I write this. That is the best description to summarize how I feel after researching the present status of the Mueller Probe and the unraveling of Trump’s legal status. It started with a statement by Rudy Giuliani which was unclear but accusatory toward President Trump. Rudy Giuliani decided to come unglued on CNN – “I never said there was no collusion between the campaign or between people in the campaign. … I have not. I said the President of the United States.” If we listen to any news source we are...
  • Trump is going to dominate Davos – even though he won't be there

    01/20/2019 7:23:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    CNBC ^ | January 20, 2019 | Hugh Son
    President Donald Trump and his cabinet are skipping out on Davos this week, but he'll still be the biggest presence at the annual gathering of the world's richest and most powerful people. Whether it's the U.S.-China trade dispute, Trump's reported wish to withdraw from NATO, or the government shutdown threatening the world's biggest economy, it'll be hard to avoid discussing Trump at the World Economic Forum's meeting in the Swiss ski town of Davos. "Donald Trump will be a predominant voice at Davos regardless of whether he's there," Tom Nides, a Morgan Stanley vice chairman and former deputy secretary of...
  • Bring Some Stinky Cheese and Don’t Forget the Crackers

    01/20/2019 7:03:28 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 16 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-20-19 | MOTUS
    “As a candidate for president, I promised I would fix this crisis – and I intend to keep that promise one way the another.”PDJT offered an end to the government shutdown, extended protections for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program recipients for three years and a three-year extension of protections for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders in exchange for the partial border wall funding of $5.7 billion.I would say that the ball is in the Democrats court but for the fact they batted it down before it was even  officially lobbed over the net. Win the set, lose the...
  • Are electric cars worse for the environment? (sure looks that way)

    01/20/2019 5:42:04 AM PST · by Libloather · 49 replies
    Politico ^ | 5/15/18 | JONATHAN LESSER
    **SNIP** To answer that question, I used the U.S. Energy Information Administration’s most recent long-term forecasts for the number of new electric vehicles through 2050, estimated how much electricity they’d use, and then figured out how much pollution that electricity would generate, looking at three key pollutants regulated under the U.S. Clean Air Act—sulfur dioxide (SO2), oxides of nitrogen (NOX), and particulates—as well as CO2 emissions. I compared them to the emissions of new gasoline-powered vehicles, using the EIA’s “real world” miles-per-gallon forecast, rather than the higher CAFE standard values. What I found is that widespread adoption of electric vehicles...
  • Group aligned with Ocasio-Cortez prepares to take out Democrats

    01/20/2019 5:10:09 AM PST · by Libloather · 83 replies
    Politico ^ | 1/16/19 | LAURA BARRÓN-LÓPEZ, HEATHER CAYGLE
    Justice Democrats, the liberal group that engineered Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s meteoric rise — hijacking the Democratic Party in the process — is ready to go to war. The opening salvo? An eight-minute video released Wednesday starring Ocasio-Cortez and calling for a new crop of activists and community organizers to run against the Democratic machine. “If you're a one-term Congress member, so what?” Ocasio-Cortez says in the video. “You can make 10 years worth of change in one term if you're not afraid.” Justice Democrats, which orchestrated Ocasio-Cortez’s long-shot bid last year against the fourth-ranking House Democrat, Joe Crowley, hopes to replicate...
  • Another 'narrative' falling apart: Trump surges 19 points in poll with...Latinos

    01/20/2019 12:52:26 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 18, 2019 | Monica Showalter
    PBS thought it had a good one: a poll showing the public opposed to the government shutdown and disapproving of President Trump. It was a poll like all of PBS's other polls, negative to Trump, and a clear attempt to influence the "narrative" repeated by most of the Beltway press and its talking heads. Dreary, dreary, it might have run and gone without mention. ...except that Mediaite went deep into the weeds of reading the actual poll line by line and found something eye-popping: Shock Poll: Trump Gains 19 Points with Latino Voters During Border Wall Shutdown That's the headline;...
  • the day twitter exploded | covington catholic controversy - students cleared by new video...

    01/20/2019 12:33:39 AM PST · by Based Newsman · 40 replies
    New Video Exonerates Covington Catholic Students Here’s how the controversy (the biggest so far of 2019) was described by someone on Twitter: “A group of students wearing MAGA hats were chanting their high school chant so this man comes over with his drum and walks over to them. He gets in one students face and bangs him drum. It was recorded and has turned into “white students harass Native American banging his drum” when all the kid is did was stand there while this man went looking for trouble. The left has doxxed the student and are calling for him...
  • THE WEEK IN PICTURES: HOUSE OF CARBS EDITION

    01/19/2019 8:36:16 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 21 replies
    Powerline ^ | 19 Jan 2019 | Steven Hayward
    What can you say about a week that began with stacks of fast-food cheeseburgers in the White House and ended with Trump putting Nancy Pelosi on the no-fly list? I’d say it means Season 3 of The Trump Show is going to be lit. It’s only January. By summer, as the Democratic 2020 presidential field fills out, it is likely that liberals will be on the verge of clinical insanity. Trump is clearly Inspector Clouseau to the Democrats’ Chief Inspector Dreyfus. Just wait until Trump hears about Gillette razors. He’ll probably give his away to Jim Acosta.
  • President Trump’s ‘Xanatos Gambit’ Government Shutdown

    01/19/2019 6:58:19 PM PST · by grey_whiskers · 18 replies
    Chicago Boyz ^ | Jan 19 2019 | Trent Telenko
    Welcome to day twenty eight day of the U.S. Federal government shutdown. Normally “Federal Government shut downs” are a game of “chicken” where Congressional (usually GOP) and Executive Branch (usually Democrat) politicians are playing a game of virtue signaling to their political base until the accumulated toxic waste of bad media and public protest let the Congress “compromise” on spending more money with limited blow back in their next partisan primary. This time is very different, and it’s far more than just a matter of political parties changing sides in government. President Trump is working to a “Xanatos Gambit” political-media...
  • France Latest: Act 10 Of The Yellow Vests Draws Large Crowds To Paris.....More Tomorrow

    01/19/2019 6:49:56 PM PST · by Nextrush · 8 replies
    Nextrush Free ^ | 1/19/2019 | Nextrush/Self
    A record crowd of 10-thousand protesters in Toulouse, France today as the Yellow Vests protests continued. Protesters focusing on violence against them committed by police with their tear gas and flash ball rounds causing well over one thousand injuries in the last two months or so of protest. "Castaner the butcher, mutilated France" was the shout from the crowd in Toulouse calling out the name of Interior Minister Christophe Castaner. In Bourg-en-Bresse, France the police officers carrying weapons firing flashballs were quipped with cameras. The official national estimate from the government is 84-thousand, which is exactly the number it reported...
  • Great Example of How Walls Don't Work

    01/19/2019 5:42:14 PM PST · by fruser1 · 28 replies
    Self ^ | 1/19/2019 | Self
    Video that makes it plain how walls don't work. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmRPP2WXX0U
  • Leftist Tribal Activist Attempts to Intimidate Youth in MAGA Hat, Fails

    01/19/2019 5:07:35 PM PST · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 19 January, 2019 | Dean Weingarten
    On 18 January, 2019, during the March for Life in Washington, D.C., another much smaller event was also scheduled. It was the first Indigenous Peoples March.  The video at the link shows there may have been a couple of hundred at the march, compared to many thousands at the 46th March for Life. Nathan Phillips, an Oklahoma elder and Native American activist, was drumming and chanting during the two events. He moved away from his group and approached a group of pro-life teenagers, some of who were wearing MAGA hats. The video can be seen below. Phillips gets right...
  • The Progressive Socialist Democrats Do Not Care About the American People

    The progressive socialist Pelosi and her anti-American comrades are a pathetic reminder of what this country is becoming. Crying Chuck and his flunkies on the Capitol Steps carrying pictures of those furloughed workers was a circus act meant to put forth two messages. That these poor downtrodden workers are not getting paid and were a disgusting middle finger to the Angels moms who the day before had carried pictures of their loved ones killed by the very same illegal immigrants they represent to the offices of both Schumer and Pelosi. Both refused to see them and like cowards that they...
  • The left wing media: enemy of the truth

    01/19/2019 12:11:56 PM PST · by Starman417 · 7 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 01-19-19 | DrJohn
    Once again, the left wing media shoots itself in the foot. It proved that there are few journalists out there. Most of them are hacks- biased democrat operatives pretending to be authentic reporters so determined to visit harm on Donald Trump without regard for the truth. The latest left wing gaffe proved it conclusively. Buzzfeed, the purveyor of the phony Trump dossier, was at it again. They breathlessly reported that Trump directed Michael Cohen to lie: President Donald Trump directed his longtime attorney Michael Cohen to lie to Congress about negotiations to build a Trump Tower in Moscow, according to...
  • to Gillette - What is a man?

    01/19/2019 12:00:59 PM PST · by lurked_for_a_decade · 55 replies
    You're a man, If - Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; Ifyou can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with...
  • 'A Very Bad Day For The Media, We Look Like A Bunch of Leftist Liars Out To Get The President’

    01/19/2019 10:44:33 AM PST · by Based Newsman · 64 replies
    Delicious clip from Anderson Cooper's show last night. CNN’s Jeffrey Toobin on BuzzFeed: “People are going to take from this story is that the news media are a bunch of leftist liars who are dying to get the president, and they’re willing to lie to do it…I just think this is a bad day for us” Jeff Toobin is trending – Snowflakes are not happy. You will notice sad-faced Brian Stelter at the end of the clip - and Preet Bharara even chimes in to chastise the media. (videos at link)
  • media whoop ass | trump just dropped the mic on lying white house reporters…

    01/19/2019 10:10:38 AM PST · by Based Newsman · 19 replies
    President Trump just opened a can of mainstream media whoop-ass on the South Lawn before departing for Dover AFB. Here's a quote, but the video itself is awesome. “I thought the Buzzfeed piece and equally as bad the coverage of the Buzzfeed story, it was a totally phony story, and I appreciate the Special Counsel coming out with a statement last night. I think it was very appropriate that they did so. I very much appreciate that. I think that the Buzzfeed piece as a disgrace to our country. It was a disgrace to journalism. And I think also that...
  • Trump Reversal of Obama School Discipline Policy Harms Minorities [semi-satire]

    01/19/2019 9:54:46 AM PST · by John Semmens · 4 replies
    Semi-News/Semi-Satire ^ | 20 Jan 2019 | John Semmens
    The Trump Administration’s intention to eliminate the “racially balanced” regulations promulgated by former President Obama’s “Dear Colleague Letter” was condemned by former Obama Administration Sec. of Education Arne Duncan who called it harmful to minorities. “The whole point of President Obama’s approach was to equalize the stigma of school disciplinary actions so that each racial grouping was proportionately represented in the punishments meted out,” Duncan said. “The previous policy articulated by former Reagan Administration official Clarence Thomas in 1981 merely directed that whatever disciplinary procedures a school had must be applied without racial bias. This led to minorities being disproportionately...
  • The King of Fake News is Dead – Long Live the New King!

    01/19/2019 7:52:33 AM PST · by EyesOfTX · 16 replies
    DBDailyUpdate ^ | David Blackmon
    Man, you gotta hand it to the news fakers over at the fake news site Buzzfeed (even its name screams out “fake news!”, doesn’t it?) . After all, how many news outlets can brag that they have out-faked CNN and the New York Times when it comes to reporting about President Donald Trump? After Thursday and Friday, when it first fake-reported a story – based solely on “anonymous sources” of course – claiming that then-Candidate Donald Trump ordered his crooked ex-attorney Michael Cohen to lie to the Special Counsel’s investigators about a planned real estate development in Moscow, and then...
  • The Truth According To Your Weltanschauung

    01/19/2019 6:40:20 AM PST · by NOBO2012 · 5 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 1-19-19 | MOTUS
    This point of view might work for amateur art critics:But the amateur journalist equivalent - “I don’t know anything about truth, but I know what I believe…” doesn’t work as well. Art is intended to be subjective but journalism is supposed to be based on truth, which is intended to be objective. Yet here we are, living in an inverted reality where art is “truth” and truth is “art.”Allan Bloom tried to warn us over 30 years ago in The Closing of the American Mind about the dangers of abandoning truth to the vagaries of relativity but few listened. And...