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  • The Conservative Castrati Back Biden

    07/26/2020 7:53:29 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 26 replies
    americanthinker ^ | July 24, 2020 | Pedro Gonzalez
    Enter the nasty lot that make up the effete-Right. Ostensibly, this lot stands for the “principles” that President Trump lacks. No one outside of their allies at CNN or their own circle believes that but, so far as they are concerned, that’s all that matters. As a group, they are exemplified by the uniformly anti-Trump publication, The Bulwark. As for specific individuals, a few names come to mind; yet with his recent endorsement of Joe Biden for president, Washington Post columnist and NBC News commentator George Will is an exemplar. Will retreated from the GOP in June 2016, incensed at...
  • Flu season deaths top 80,000 last year, CDC says

    03/22/2020 11:01:30 PM PDT · by Vendome · 110 replies
    CNN ^ | September 27, 2018 | Susan Scutti
    An estimated 80,000 Americans died of flu and its complications last winter, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This means it was the deadliest season in more than four decades -- since 1976, the date of the first published paper reporting total seasonal flu deaths, said CDC Spokeswoman Kristen Nordlund. In previous seasons, flu-related deaths have ranged from a low of about 12,000 during the 2011-2012 season to a high of about 56,000 during the 2012-2013. Flu caused an estimated 80,000 deaths last fall and winterThe 2017-18 season ranks as the deadliest in more than four...
  • Vanity: what would you do? Tis a Puzzlement.

    02/16/2020 8:03:42 PM PST · by madison10 · 121 replies
    Self | 2/16/2020 | Madison10
    This is swirling in my brain and there seems to be no good answer: I am executor of my parents' estate. My mom passed away less than a month ago. In order to distribute the estate according to the will the farm property (and probably house) will have to be sold...or something. Problem 1: the property has been in the family over 150 years. No one in the family farms it. We are at the end of progeny who "might" want to farm it. The one possibility is in high school still. All of the adult children but one live...
  • Rush Limbaugh get well card

    02/03/2020 8:57:22 PM PST · by PCPOET7 · 66 replies
    anon
    Rush has served the conservative cause will. he has lung cancer and needs all of our prayers. So lets all give him our prayers and maybe tell every one what this mans radio show has meant or how something he has said has helped you in the past.
  • Wisconsin judge fines state elections commission for failing to remove thousands from voter rolls

    01/13/2020 12:32:25 PM PST · by jazusamo · 40 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 13, 2020 | Zack Budryk
    Wisconsin judge fines state elections commission for failing to remove thousands from voter rolls A Wisconsin judge on Monday found the state Elections Commission, as well as three of its members, in contempt of court for their failure to remove thousands of people from Wisconsin voter rolls in compliance with an order he imposed in December, according to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel. Judge Paul Malloy said the three Democratic commission members who have fought his order, Ann Jacobs, Julie Glancey and Mark Thomsen, must each pay $250 a day for every day they fail to comply, while the commission itself must...
  • Will the Real Mitt Romney Please Shut Up?

    10/23/2019 9:19:00 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 18 replies
    realclearpolitics ^ | 10/23/2019 | Jared Whitley
    Four years ago, Donald Trump’s candidacy was the craziest thing any of us had ever seen. But since then, his opponents have gone so far off the deep end that they have made him seem the sensible alternative. For whatever reason – jealousy? bad advisers? – Mitt Romney hasn’t come to the realization the rest of us have: that President Trump is now the thin orange line between order and chaos. Happy enough to accept the president’s endorsement last year, Romney quickly turned on him to become a virtue-signaling headline-chaser. He began his Senate tenure with an attack piece in...
  • Jeffrey Epstein signed will just two days before suicide

    08/19/2019 12:57:07 PM PDT · by Brown Deer · 62 replies
    New York Post ^ | August 19, 2019 | By Priscilla DeGregory and Kate Sheehy
    Jeffrey Epstein’s will has been filed in the US Virgin Islands, and it shows that he signed it Aug. 8 — two days before he hanged himself in his Manhattan jail cell, according to court papers exclusively obtained by The Post on Monday. The multimillionaire convicted pedophile was worth $577,672,654, or about $18 million more than he previously stated in court papers when futilely trying to land bail on federal sex-trafficking charges, the new documents show. The former hedge-fund manager put all of his holdings in a trust, called The 1953 Trust in court papers, after the year he was...
  • Judge could consider handwriting expert for Aretha Franklin's will (found in couch cushions)

    08/06/2019 3:43:20 AM PDT · by Libloather · 21 replies
    AP via MSN ^ | 8/06/19
    PONTIAC, Mich. (AP) — A judge is expected to consider a request for a handwriting expert to examine wills discovered in couch cushions after Aretha Franklin's death. A hearing is scheduled Tuesday in Oakland County Probate Court, north of Detroit. A handwritten 2014 document shows Franklin apparently wanted her son, Kecalf Franklin, to serve as the representative of her estate, which might be worth millions. But lawyers for Franklin's estate have said "there is no basis" to believe Kecalf Franklin has those skills.
  • George Will on the need to defeat Trump

    07/21/2019 12:21:10 AM PDT · by MarvinStinson · 99 replies
    msnbc ^ | July 17, 2019
    Conservative columnist George Will, who left the Republican Party after it nominated Trump in 2016, explains to Lawrence O’Donnell why Republican lawmakers are standing by Trump and the long-term damage he thinks Trump is doing to America's civic culture.
  • Will column: To defeat Trump Democrats should nominate Bennet.

    07/14/2019 11:10:23 AM PDT · by CA_soon_gone · 40 replies
    Post Independent ^ | 7-14-2019 | George Will
    WASHINGTON — With a disgust commensurate with the fact, Michael Bennet, the Colorado Democrat, says that during 40% of his 10 Senate years the government has been run on “continuing resolutions.” Congress passes these in order to spare itself the torture of performing its primary function, which is to set national priorities. Bennet is too serious a person to be content in today’s Senate, and if Democrats are as serious as they say they are about defeating Donald Trump, Bennet should be their nominee.
  • Will: To beat Trump, Dems must practice a politics of modesty [Opinion]

    06/15/2019 6:04:55 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 50 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | 15 June 2019 | George F. Will
    “It is a great advantage to a president,” said the 30th of them, “and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know he is not a great man.” Or, Calvin Coolidge would say today, a great woman. While today’s incumbent advertises himself as an “extremely stable genius” and those who would replace him promise national transformation, attention should be paid to the granular details of presidential politics, which suggest that a politics of modesty might produce voting changes where they matter, and at least 270 electoral votes for a Democrat. If the near future resembles the...
  • George Will: GOP has become a 'cult' of Trump

    06/05/2019 2:40:48 PM PDT · by detective · 112 replies
    The Hill ^ | 6/05/19 | Justin Wise
    Conservative columnist and author George Will on Wednesday said that the GOP has become a "cult" of President Trump, attributing the shift to an "absence of ideas." "It has become a cult," Will said on MSNBC after being asked whether the Republican Party had become the party of Trump. "It has become a cult because of an absence of ideas. Because they have jettisoned the ideas for years, decades, all the 20th century almost. Conservatives said we're for free trade. Trump said, by the way, you're not anymore. And they said, OK, we're not for free trade anymore. Or they...
  • Google made changes on my phone I can't stand!

    04/24/2019 9:59:41 PM PDT · by Vendome · 89 replies
    Vanity | 04/23/2019 | Vendome
    I just updated to Oreo OS on my gorgeous Samsung Galaxy S8 and them sum beeches at Google changed all my icons to some book chit with frames and there is zero possibility to change back to original theme and icons. They also effed my texts and a few other things. I can't stand this cartoonish theme buttons! They are for 4-7 year olds and took my very professional looking phone down to etch-a-sketch looking crap. Rant off... I will upgrade to iPhone on my birthday and Samsung/Google can go to hell... Wasted quite a bit of money upgrading to...
  • The GOP Finally Has a Fighting General

    01/21/2019 3:13:33 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 70 replies
    American Spectator ^ | David Catron
    In November, 1863, the New York Herald reported that a temperance committee had asked President Lincoln to dismiss Ulysses S. Grant. They told him the general was an imbiber of strong spirits, to which Lincoln replied: “I wish you would tell me the brand of Whiskey Grant drinks. I would like to send a barrel to my other generals.” This story is probably apocryphal, but it captures the contempt with which the socially awkward Grant was viewed by the eastern establishment. This came to mind when I read the following about President Trump by a little old lady named George...
  • George Will: The shabbiest U.S. president ever is an inexpressibly sad specimen

    01/19/2019 7:38:19 AM PST · by EdnaMode · 180 replies
    Washington Compost ^ | January 18, 2019 | George Will
    Half or a quarter of the way through this interesting experiment with an incessantly splenetic presidency, much of the nation has become accustomed to daily mortifications. Or has lost its capacity for embarrassment, which is even worse. If the country’s condition is calibrated simply by economic data — if, that is, the United States is nothing but an economy — then the state of the union is good. Except that after two years of unified government under the party that formerly claimed to care about fiscal facts and rectitude, the nation faces a $1 trillion deficit during brisk growth and...
  • Triumph of the Will

    01/12/2019 8:57:37 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 22 replies
    Frontpage Mag ^ | January 11, 2019 | Lloyd Billingsley
    “In one of contemporary history’s intriguing caroms, European politics just now is a story of how one decision by a pastor’s dutiful daughter has made life miserable for a vicar’s dutiful daughter. Two of the world’s most important conservative parties are involved in an unintended tutorial on a cardinal tenet of conservatism, the law of unintended consequences, which is that the unintended consequences of decisions in complex social situations are often larger than, and contrary to, those intended.” That’s the elephantine lead of George Will’s recent column, headlined “Today’s Germany is the best Germany the world has seen.” The real...
  • George Will: Abolish the death penalty

    09/30/2018 3:06:59 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 97 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | September 28, 2018 | George F. Will
    Without being aware of it, Vernon Madison might become a footnote in constitutional law because he is barely aware of anything. For more than 30 years, Alabama, with a tenacity that deserves a better cause, has been trying to execute him for the crime he certainly committed, the 1985 murder of a police officer. Twice the state convicted him unconstitutionally (first excluding African Americans from the jury, then insinuating inadmissible evidence into the record). In a third trial, the judge, who during his time on the bench overrode more life sentences (six) than any other Alabama judge, disregarded the jury’s...
  • Aretha Franklin died without a will

    09/02/2018 4:24:47 PM PDT · by NRx · 80 replies
    The Guardian ^ | 09-02-2018 | AP
    Aretha Franklin, who died last month at the age of 76, did not leave a will. Her four sons and other family members are thus left to find out how much the Queen of Soul was worth, and to divide it up. The process could take years and is likely to play out in public. Estate law experts expressed surprise but not shock that a wealthy person like Franklin would put off a will until it was too late. One of the singer’s attorneys said he urged her repeatedly to draft one. “I tried to convince her that she should...
  • Probate: Why Writing A Will Is Important — Avoiding Aretha Franklin's Estate Fate

    08/31/2018 7:51:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 38 replies
    IBD ^ | 08/31/2018 | Paul Katzeff
    Aretha Franklin, Queen of Soul, will be laid to rest Friday in Detroit. She left behind a glorious legacy of music and inspiration. What she did not leave behind was a will detailing her wishes for her assets. By not writing a will, she triggered a process in which her property and money will go through probate. And that's a lot of property and money. Her estate is worth over $80 million, according to gobankingrates.com. It will have to go through the potentially expensive and time-consuming bottleneck that probate court can be on its way to being divided among Franklin's...
  • Conservative judges stand head and shoulders above Leftist judges

    07/30/2018 4:05:26 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 16 replies
    Bookwormroom.com ^ | 7-26-2018 | Bookworm
    Because they are constrained by the rule of law, conservative judges are invariably going to be better than Leftist social justice activists on the bench.The ostensible starting point for this rumination is a post I read at Power Line about Administrative Law Judges, which I'll get to in a little while. For me, the real starting point was a few cases on which I worked in the early 1990s, which exposed me to the worst that Leftist judges in San Francisco had to offer and that, although I didn't realize it then, started me on the road to being a...