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  • The flimsiness of Obama's 'legacy'

    10/16/2017 7:47:22 AM PDT · by rktman · 19 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 10/16/2017 | Monica Showalter
    President Trump is busy doing the job the voters asked for him to do, but this isn't stopping the mainstream press and other establishment cognoscenti from whining about "the Obama legacy" and the dreadful loss these actions by President Trmp this supposedly represent. According to Agence France-Presse: Brick by brick, the demolition job has begun: since taking office less than a year ago, Donald Trump has launched an all-out assault on the legacy of Barack Obama.
  • Trump nails it at U.N.: Socialism sucks

    09/21/2017 6:39:45 AM PDT · by rktman · 12 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 9/21/2017 | Erik Rush
    “From the Soviet Union to Cuba, Venezuela – wherever socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish, devastation and failure. Those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems. America stands with every person living under a brutal regime.” – President Donald Trump, Sept. 19 Although it’s no surprise that the establishment press and mouthy radicals are trashing the speech President Trump gave this week at the United Nations, I don’t know if the sympathies he expressed in the above quote could have...
  • Trump will share the spotlight with Haley at the UN this week

    09/18/2017 8:04:28 AM PDT · by rktman · 15 replies
    americanthinker.com ^ | 9/18/2017 | Rick Moran
    Donald Trump travels to the U.N. on Tuesday to address the General Assembly. His speech will touch familiar themes, including condemnation of North Korea, Iran, and perhaps even Russia. He will also try to reassure delegates that he believes in an international system but will criticize the U.N. for its timidity on North Korea and its mismanagement and almost certainly urge other countries to do more to fund the organization. The U.S. is currently responsible for about 60% of U.N. funding, and Trump will lecture the delegates about failing to pay their fair share.
  • Average Transgender Soldier Unable to Deploy for 238 Days

    08/24/2017 10:35:08 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 37 replies
    http://freebeacon.com ^ | August 24, 2017 | Elizabeth Harrington
    The average transgender soldier will spend 238 days recovering from sex change surgeries and unavailable to deploy, according to an Obama administration study. The Trump administration's transgender ban places deployability as a determining factor into whether to admit transgender individuals into the military. The White House outlined guidelines to implement the ban within six months in a memo to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, the Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday. The ability to be deployed to war zones or bases around the world is an issue for transgender soldiers who undergo taxpayer-funded sex change operations, according to a study by the...
  • Will the Navy Develop a New Role for the Stealthy Zumwalt?

    07/30/2017 7:29:46 PM PDT · by sukhoi-30mki · 26 replies
    The National Interest ^ | 07/30/2018 | Kyle Mizokami
    The three new Zumwalt-class destroyers are in trouble. Originally envisioned as a fleet of more nearly three dozen destroyers, and the weapons that justified them, the Zumwalts have faced delays, cuts and staggering cost increases. As the ships teeter on the verge of white elephant status, could they become relevant again by taking on a new role, that of a stealthy ship killer? The Zumwalt-class destroyers were originally envisioned as a fleet of thirty-two destroyers designed to attack targets far inland with precision-guided howitzer shells. Designed in part to support amphibious landings by the U.S. Marine Corps, the Zumwalts were...
  • Attorney General calls for battle with gangs, drugs

    07/18/2017 6:18:04 PM PDT · by SkyPilot · 43 replies
    KARE ^ | 18 Jul 17 | John Croman
    In a Twin Cities appearance United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions warned that violent crimes and drug trafficking is on the rise in the nation, and called on prosecutors to aggressively battle street gangs. Sessions addressed hundreds of prosecutors from across the nation who gathered at the downtown Minneapolis Hilton Hotel for the National Association of District Attorneys annual meeting. "We can never cede a single neighborhood, or a block or a street corner to gangs and thugs," Sessions told the group, citing newspapers stories from Minneapolis. "Much of our rising murder rate is indeed, I am now convinced, a...
  • GOP's repeal-only plan quickly collapses in Senate

    07/18/2017 12:46:03 PM PDT · by Innovative · 60 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 18, 2017 | Jessie Hellmann and Jordain Carney
    Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) says she will not support moving forward with a plan to repeal ObamaCare with a delayed replacement, effectively killing the latest legislative gambit from Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.). With Murkowski's defection, GOP leaders do not have the votes to move forward to an ObamaCare repeal bill that passed the Senate in 2015, but was vetoed by then-President Obama. Earlier Tuesday, Sens. Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.) also said they will not support moving to the repeal-only bill. Republicans can only afford two defections if Vice President Pence breaks a tie.
  • TSA agent caught stealing cash from luggage at Orlando International Airport, cops say

    06/24/2017 4:25:51 AM PDT · by SkyPilot · 81 replies
    Orlando Sentinel ^ | 23 Jun 17 | David Harris
    <p>A Transportation Security Administration employee was arrested Thursday after he was caught on video stealing cash from a bag going through screening at Orlando International Airport, Orlando police say.</p> <p>Alexander Shae Johnson, 22, who had been with TSA just a few months, was arrested on a charge of third-degree felony grand theft, records show.</p>
  • Elizabeth Warren Supports Filibuster on Gorsuch Nomination: ‘Way Outside the Mainstream’

    03/27/2017 7:33:16 AM PDT · by rktman · 65 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 3/27/2017 | Penny Starr
    Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) said last week that she supports a filibuster to stop the Supreme Court nomination of federal Judge Neil Gorsuch, claiming that he is “way outside the mainstream.” “We need to have a judge who’s kind of acceptable to both sides,” Warren said on National Public Radio’s Morning Edition Friday. “That’s the reason there’s a 60-vote rule in effect on Supreme Court nominees.” “I don’t think Neil Gorsuch meets that standard,” Warren said. “Here’s someone — read his record.” “In every opportunity to choose between corporate interests, big corporations and the little guy — employees, women, consumers...
  • U.N. chief warns against abrupt U.S. funding cuts to world body

    03/16/2017 11:50:34 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | March 16, 2017 | By Michelle Nichols
    United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres warned on Thursday against an abrupt cut to U.S. funding for the world body, and France's U.N. envoy said a retreat by Washington from global affairs could lead to more instability. "Abrupt funding cuts can force the adoption of ad hoc measures that will undermine the impact of longer-term reform efforts," said Guterres spokesman Stephane Dujarric. "The Secretary-General fully subscribes to the necessity to effectively combat terrorism, but believes that it requires more than military spending," he said in response to Trump's proposal for an additional $54 billion in military spending. French U.N. Ambassador Francois...
  • Cursive Writing Is Coming Back to Schools

    03/05/2017 8:55:48 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 47 replies
    KCRA ^ | Mar 5, 2017
    Alabama and Louisiana passed laws in 2016 mandating cursive proficiency in public schoolsCursive writing is looping back into style in schools across the country after a generation of students raised on keyboarding, texting and printing out letters longhand. Alabama and Louisiana passed laws in 2016 mandating cursive proficiency in public schools, the latest of 14 states to require cursive. And last fall, the 1.1 million-student New York City school system encouraged teaching cursive to students in the third grade. Penmanship proponents contend writing words in a single line is just a faster way of taking notes. Others say students...
  • Obama scores the worst legislative record in history

    01/17/2017 5:49:44 PM PST · by jazusamo · 19 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 17, 2017 | Stephen Dinan
    President Obama oversaw the deepest legislative malaise in modern political history, according to the Washington Times Legislative Index, which captures his struggles to find ways to work with a Congress that ranged from lukewarm to openly hostile toward him. Over the course of his eight years, he has signed just 1,227 bills into law — less, even, than one-term Presidents Carter and George H.W. Bush. Digging deeper into the numbers, Congress spent less time in session, handled less business on the chamber floors and generally sputtered for much of Mr. Obama’s tenure, according to The Times’ index. Blame for the...
  • HOW USELESS IS THE UNITED NATIONS?

    10/24/2016 5:47:18 AM PDT · by rktman · 29 replies
    wnd.com ^ | October 23, 2016 | Bill Federer
    Signing of the United Nations charter The United Nations officially began Oct. 24, 1945. Its name coined by President Franklin Roosevelt. The United Nations was created to prevent future wars. Unfortunately, there have been nearly 150 wars with over 100 million casualties from the day the United Nations’ charter was drafted in the Garden Room of San Francisco’s Fairmont Hotel: 5 in Central Asia 11 in South Asia 20 in Southeast Asia 13 in Eastern Europe 23 in the Middle East 25 in Latin & South America 50 in Africa The Secretary-General at the United Nations Charter Conference in 1945...
  • It’s Time for Carly Fiorina to Stop Playing the Gender Card

    12/22/2015 1:14:00 AM PST · by RC one · 39 replies
    Fortune ^ | December 21, 2015, 2:29 PM EST | Liz Wiseman
    During the most recent Republican presidential debate, Carly Fiorina, clad in vivid red against a lineup of dark suits, quoted Margaret Thatcher, saying, “If you want something talked about, ask a man. If you want something done, ask a woman.”
  • Elections have consequences - we were warned

    06/26/2015 9:01:50 AM PDT · by HonorInPa · 465 replies
    June 26, 2015 | Self
    This is exactly why, when conservatives sit on the sideline awaiting the 100% pure candidate, we damage ourselves. Election have consequences and this is one - the ability to select Supreme Court Justices who will sit for life. Look at the ages of Obama's picks - 55 and 61. They are not going anywhere for years. Abortion, gay marriage, assaults upon Christianity... and we dare to sing God Bless America. Why would he bless us when we spit in his eye.
  • Product Reviews are Broken (referring to Apple Watch reviews)

    04/10/2015 10:21:50 PM PDT · by Swordmaker · 91 replies
    Above Avalon ^ | April 09, 2015 | Neil Cybart
    Apple Watch reviews were published yesterday. The majority of reviewers thought the Apple Watch was a great device and has potential to be a game changer in how they use technology. The problem is that unless you read every review, you wouldn't have known that. Instead, the collective conclusion from the web yesterday was that the Apple Watch flopped with early reviews. There were 21 Apple Watch reviews published, but the 4 reviews that were more critical of the device got the most attention, leaving the 14 glowing reviews behind. Meanwhile, most of the important features of the Watch such...
  • McConnell in Jerusalem: We Will Vote on Legislation to Review Any Iran Deal

    03/30/2015 8:13:49 AM PDT · by rktman · 14 replies
    cnsnews.com ^ | 3/29/2015 | Patrick Goodenough
    As Secretary of State John Kerry and his P5+1 counterparts sought to finalize the political outlines of a comprehensive agreement on Iran’s nuclear program, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Sunday stood alongside the talks’ most vocal critic, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu, and reiterated that Congress must approve any deal.
  • Michelle Obama on ‘Hard’ Life at the WH: We Can’t Open Windows(Barf Alert)

    03/17/2015 5:44:36 AM PDT · by rktman · 69 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 3/16/2015 | Cortney O'Brien
    Ellen: "Are you used to living in it?" Mrs. Obama: "First it was like drinking from a fire hydrant. …it was hard." She explained in more detail. "The one thing people don't realize is, we can't do little things like open windows." Outside the 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue walls is just as rough.
  • Get out of the goove! Now Radio 1 bans Madonna, 56, for being 'irrelevant and old'

    02/15/2015 7:53:30 AM PST · by rktman · 50 replies
    dailymail.co.uk ^ | 2/15/2015 | Chris Hastings
    She has dominated the airwaves during 30 years as a chart-topper, but now Radio 1 has decided that Madonna is an immaterial girl and just too old for its teenage listeners. Despite her determined efforts to look – and sound – youthful, the 56-year-old has been dropped from the station’s playlist that determines which songs are played by DJs during the day. Madonna’s latest song is Living For Love and has been available for airplay since December 20 last year.
  • Who Was Mike Brown? 13 Things You Didn’t Know About Him

    12/28/2014 3:48:38 PM PST · by MeshugeMikey · 10 replies
    Style Blazer ^ | November 26, 2014 | Tatayana Yomary
    Who Was Mike Brown? 13 Things You Didn’t Know About Him.