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  • Trump says he hopes Oprah runs: 'It would be a painful experience for her'

    03/10/2018 9:39:10 PM PST · by conservative98 · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 03/10/18 | JOHN BOWDEN
    President Trump on Saturday mocked Oprah Winfrey at a campaign rally in Pennsylvania, saying that he hopes the billionaire declares her candidacy for president in 2020. At a rally for Pennsylvania state Rep. Rick Saccone (R), who is running for Congress this year, the president said that a Democratic challenge against him would be a "painful" experience for Winfrey, who has publicly stated she has no plans to run. "I would love Oprah to win. I would love to beat Oprah. I know her weakness," Trump told the crowd. "Wouldn't we love to run against Oprah. I would love it....
  • Transgender people cleared to join military, for now [Sign-ups legal starting January 1]

    01/02/2018 2:24:36 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 52 replies
    Salt Lake Tribune ^ | 12/31/17 | Ass Press
    ....Justice Department has made clear its proposed ban on transgender military recruits is on hold, meaning their enlistment can start Monday. ...Justice Department isn’t dropping its court fight to institute the ban on transgender enlistment but said Friday it would wait for a Pentagon study... ...Pentagon said then that it would allow transgender enlistment to start...
  • South Korea reels as US backpedals

    07/23/2010 8:22:30 PM PDT · by Rabin · 22 replies
    Asia Times ^ | Jul 24, 2010 | Peter Lee
    As United States Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates this week met in Seoul with their Republic of Korea , the defining crisis that was supposed to highlight the relevance and effectiveness of their relationship, instead cast an ugly shadow over the event. The United States failed to organize a vigorous international backlash against North Korea for its sinking of the South Korean frigate Cheonan, and has now exhibited disconcerting second thoughts about its own response.
  • Least surprising academic study of 2017: physically weak men tend to be socialists

    05/28/2017 3:40:39 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 36 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 05/28/2017 | Thomas Lifson
    Face it: losers like socialism because it allows them access to money and goods that they would not be able to acquire through their own powers.  So it should surprise nobody that an academic study finds that poor upper body strength in males correlates with socialist views.  Amanda Prestigiacomo writes at the Daily Wire: An academic study from researchers at Brunel University London assessed 171 men, looking at their height, weight, overall physical strength and bicep circumference, along with their views on redistribution of wealth and income inequality. The study, published in the Evolution and Human Behavior journal, ​found that weaker men were more likely...
  • Trumpophobia Melts SJW Snowflakes

    11/09/2016 12:29:49 PM PST · by C19fan · 26 replies
    American Conservative ^ | November 9, 2016 | Rod Dreher
    A reader at Muhlenberg College passes along this letter from the president of the school to faculty and students: To the Muhlenberg Campus Community: While the final results of the national election are not yet finally in, it is clear this is one of the most historic elections in our nation’s history. Many members of my senior staff and I have received several emails from students requesting that we cancel classes today, Nov. 9. We have also received emails from other students urging that we not cancel classes.
  • Know What the GOP Establishment Thinks of You

    09/02/2015 8:02:24 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 64 replies ^ | September 1, 2015 | George Hewes
    For many years now grassroots conservatives have grumbled that the Republican establishment in Washington views them with contempt. Rarely has that contempt been displayed as brazenly as it was on this week’s episode of Fox News Sunday. During the show’s panel discussion, columnist George Will and Arthur Brooks of the American Enterprise Institute in particular showed how GOP bigwigs view their base. Will started the banter by suggesting that the popularity of insurgent GOP candidates was tantamount to “primal scream” psychotherapy where voters are venting their frustrations by backing political newcomers over their more traditional rivals. Brooks seconded Will’s thesis...
  • Enemies See America As Vulnerable Prey

    07/14/2016 4:59:29 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 11 replies ^ | July 14, 2016 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Here is a sampling of some recent news abroad: A Russian guard attacked a U.S. diplomatic official at the door to the American Embassy in Moscow, even as NATO leaders met to galvanize against the next act of Russian aggression. The Islamic State continued its global terrorist rampage with horrific attacks in Baghdad and Istanbul. Iran rebuffed United Nations warnings and defiantly boasted that it will continue testing ballistic missiles. German intelligence believes that Iran, empowered by the release of $100 billion in impounded cash, is violating its recent American-led nonproliferation deal in an effort to import nuclear bomb-making technology....
  • Saudi Arabia warns of economic fallout if US Congress passes 9/11 bill

    04/17/2016 6:46:44 PM PDT · by EagleUSA · 31 replies
    NYT News Service ^ | 4/16/2016 | Mark Mazetti
    WASHINGTON: Saudi Arabia has told the Obama administration and members of US Congress that it will sell off hundreds of billions of dollars' worth of American assets held by the kingdom if lawmakers pass a bill that would allow the Saudi government to be held responsible in American courts for any role in the September 11, 2001, attacks. The Obama administration has lobbied Congress to block the bill's passage, according to administration officials and congressional aides from both parties, and the Saudi threats have been the subject of inten se discussions in recent weeks between lawmakers and officials from the...
  • Paris Kumbaya Pictures Post-Attack

    11/15/2015 10:05:47 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 45 replies
    Google Photos ^ | 11/15/15 | Various
  • The Audacity of Weakness

    03/05/2015 4:51:28 AM PST · by Servant of the Cross · 6 replies
    National Review ^ | 3/5/2015 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Obama’s morally confused foreign policy is making the world more dangerous by the day. Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke to Congress on Tuesday to warn Americans of the anti-Western threats from theocratic — and likely to soon be nuclear — Iran. Netanyahu came to the U.S. to outline the Iranian plan to remake the Middle East with a new nuclear arsenal. His warning was delivered over the objections of the Obama administration, which wants to cut a deal with Iran that allows the theocracy to continue to enrich lots of uranium. Netanyahu received a standing ovation for stating the...
  • A tale of U.S.-China contrasts: Obama sounds concilatory, Xi sounds competitive

    11/12/2014 2:52:16 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 11 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 11/12/14 | David Nakamura
    After days of behind-the-scenes lobbying by U.S. officials, Chinese President Xi Jinping agreed, as a gesture of diplomacy, to take a question at a news conference with President Obama. His answers, after being put on the spot Wednesday, were anything but diplomatic.... ...fter being challenged by a New York Times reporter over the Communist Party’s denial of visas for foreign journalists, Xi lashed out, insisting that the foreign press should “obey China’s laws” and look at themselves “to see where the problem lies.” In a forceful and unusually blunt performance, Xi also denounced the pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong as...
  • Obama makes women feel unsafe: Former fawning Newsweek editor no longer swoons

    10/22/2014 9:21:56 PM PDT · by george76 · 14 replies
    BizPac Review ^ | October 20, 2014 | Joe Saunders
    When Tina Brown was Newsweek’s editor, a magazine cover heralded the “Obama Conquest.” Now he’s just the creep in the corner office who keeps women nervous. ... There’s a word for guys who hide out in their offices; bark at underlings while barking at underlings, then, worst of all, blame everyone around them when those promises aren’t kept. The word is “weak,” and women don’t like it any more than men do.
  • Pot should be legalized, regulated and sold like alcohol, says addiction centre

    10/10/2014 10:53:02 AM PDT · by ConservingFreedom · 165 replies
    CityNews Toronto ^ | 10/09/2014 | Sheryl Ubelacker
    Canada’s largest mental health and addiction treatment and research centre is calling for the legalization of marijuana, with strict controls that would govern who could buy weed, from where, and in what quantity. In a policy statement released Thursday, the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto said cannabis should be sold through a government-controlled monopoly and with limited availability and an age limit, possibly through outlets similar to provincially operated liquor stores. “Legalization means that we remove all penalties for cannabis possession and use by adults,” said Jurgen Rehm, director of social and epidemiological research at CAMH. “Canada’s...
  • white house blames media for obama 'no strategy' comment

    08/30/2014 6:46:41 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 38 replies ^ | 8/29/14 | Charlie Spiering
    White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest took great lengths to explain why President Obama’s comment about having no strategy to defeat the Islamic State in Syria. “I don't want to put the cart before the horse,” Obama said during his press conference yesterday. “We don't have a strategy yet.”
  • Shhh, Mr. President: When world already thinks you’re weak, saying as much on live TV is a mistake

    08/30/2014 6:22:31 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 15 replies
    National Review ^ | 08/30/2014 | Jonah Goldberg
    SHHH, MR. PRESIDENT Because I have been on an extended road trip, I haven’t followed the news as closely as I might “They don’t call it a multi-state killing spree for nothing” — The Couch). But from the broad brushstrokes I take it that the president is just crushing it. Everything is falling into place. He had to send Joe Biden off to Office Depot to get more notepads because he’s checking off everything on his to-do lists so quickly. (Biden came back with a ten-gallon jug of Elmer’s glue, some pink-unicorn duct tape, and an office chair he won’t...
  • Obama to pitch economic agenda in Minnesota

    06/27/2014 3:01:17 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 4 replies
    Fox News ^ | 6/27/14
    ....Obama is pitching his ideas to boost the American middle class in Minnesota, a state that already has embraced a key component of the president's economic agenda by moving to raise its minimum wage....
  • What would America fight for? Allies increasingly doubt America's will to help defend them

    05/04/2014 5:22:53 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 30 replies
    The Economist ^ | 05/04/2014
    “WHY is it that everybody is so eager to use military force?” America’s cerebral president betrayed a rare flash of frustration on April 28th when dealing with a question in Asia about his country’s “weakness”. Barack Obama said his administration was making steady, if unspectacular, progress. By blundering into wars, his critics would only harm America. Mr Obama was channelling the mood of his people, worn out by the blood and treasure squandered in Iraq and Afghanistan. A survey last autumn by the Pew Research Centre suggests that 52% want the United States to “mind its own business internationally”, the...
  • Kasparov: ‘Carter looks like Churchill in comparison’ to Obama [Also Skewers Hillary]

    03/17/2014 2:30:15 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 12 replies
    Time ^ | 3/16/14 | Ryan Sager
    For running commentary on Russia and the vote in Crimea, you might want to follow chess champion turned democracy activist Garry Kasparov: @Kasparov63. Tonight, amid his usual barrage of criticism leveled at Vladimir Putin, he’s turning his fire on President Obama and former secretary of state Hillary Clinton.
  • Obama, Ukraine and the Price of Weakness

    03/02/2014 2:42:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies
    Commentary Magazine ^ | March 2, 2014 | Jonathan S. Tobin
    There may be no way for the United States to reverse the Russia’s seizure of Crimea from Ukraine. The Obama administration still has the opportunity to send a strong message to Russian President Vladimir Putin to punish Moscow for this aggression in response to the ouster of one of their stooge in Kiev by a popular uprising. Indeed, he would do well to listen to the advice of Senator Marco Rubio who outlined eight steps the U.S. should take in response to the crisis. But whether or not the president acts appropriately now, it’s probably too late to preserve the...

    02/25/2014 5:11:23 AM PST · by shortstop · 9 replies ^ | 02/25/14 | Bob Lonsberry
    As the Obama Decline brings American prosperity and might to ever-lower depths, we now hear that the administration has decided to reduce the size of U.S. armed forces to pre-World War II levels. If was, of course, precisely those levels that led to World War II. The great lesson of that horrific war – that American weakness leads to global instability – has either been forgotten or is being replicated. In the name of cutting budgets, an administration that has doubled our national debt chooses now to endanger both our national security and the world order. The same White House...