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  • Jim Acosta: Roaring Lion to Sarah Huckabee Sanders, Purring Kitty to Raul Castro

    08/11/2018 9:20:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 11, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    If CNN’s Jim Acosta spoke to the mass-murdering Stalinist dictator Raul Castro with half the insolence he sputters at White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders who could blame him?After all, Jim Acosta’s father fled Stalinist Cuba as an 11 year- old, while Raul Castro destroyed his homeland and shattered his family, same as the Castros — through mass-executions, mass-jailings, mass larceny and exile--shattered practically every family in Cuba. But no. While addressing the mass-murdering Cuban dictator Jim Acosta’s nervous brownnosing outdid both Eddie Haskell upon his every greeting of June Cleaver and The Scarecrow’s upon meeting the Wizard of Oz.Acosta’s...
  • The Emmy Awards Tilt to the Left

    08/01/2018 2:56:13 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 1, 2018 | Brent Bozell and Tim Graham
    On July 26, the News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations were announced, and PBS topped the list with 45 nominations. CBS led the broadcast networks with 31 nods, followed by CNN and HBO with 22 each, and ABC with 20. MSNBC got 5. Vice News got nine. Al-Jazeera International USA got five. And The New York Times got seven -- for videos! Even the liberal website Vox got three. The Fox News channel, which leads in cable-news viewership year after year after year, got none. Raise your hand if you're surprised. Given the liberal tilt of the news industry, did...
  • Venezuelan leader 'survives drone attack' and blames Colombia

    08/05/2018 9:25:49 PM PDT · by robowombat · 15 replies
    ITV ^ | Aug 5, 2018
    Venezuelan president Nicolas Maduro dodged an apparent assassination attempt when drones armed with explosives detonated while he was delivering a speech, officials said. Mr Maduro and his wife, Cilia Flores, looked up at the sky and winced on Saturday after hearing the sound of an explosion pierce the air. He was giving a speech to hundreds of soldiers in Caracas which was being broadcast live on television when the incident occurred. This was an attempt to kill me, the 55-year-old said later in an impassioned retelling of the events. "Today they attempted to assassinate me." A uniformed official bleeds from...
  • Bernie Sanders Smitten with Cubas Healthcare

    08/03/2018 11:41:22 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 4, 2018 | h=Humberto Fontova
    It would be wrong not to state that in Cuba they have made some good advances in healthcare, they are sending doctors all over the world.They have made some progress in education." (Bernie Sanders.)But why pick on Democrat Bernie Sanders for swallowing and parroting a hoary KGB/DGI (Cubas KGB-founded and mentored Directorio General de Inteligencia)-concocted disinformation meme? After all, this classic communist disinformation meme has become a mainstream Democrat/Fake News Media meme. And, after all, the KGBs successor (FSB) also employs the Democrats and their publicity arm (the Fake News Media) as eager disseminators of their current propaganda projects (the...
  • Trump Confronts Russia With the Fleet Obama Sank

    08/02/2018 6:55:42 PM PDT · by Louis Foxwell · 35 replies
    FrontPage ^ | August 2, 2018 | Greenfield
    Trump Confronts Russia With the Fleet Obama Sank What real power and national greatness look like. August 2, 2018 Daniel Greenfield Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is an investigative journalist and writer focusing on the radical left and Islamic terrorism. On October 1962, destroyers from the Second Fleet streamed out to intercept Russian vessels suspected of delivering missiles to Cuba. Under the shadow of DEFCON 2, Vice Admiral Alfred Ward, commander of the Second Fleet, watched over a blockade of Cuba. The Navy men putting Russian ships under their guns knew that they were the...
  • Ron Dellums, former U.S. Congressman and Oakland mayor, dies, nephew says

    07/30/2018 7:51:37 AM PDT · by NohSpinZone · 38 replies
    KTVU ^ | 7/30/18 | KTVU Staff
    Ron Dellums, who served as Oakland's 48th mayor and served 13 terms as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, has died, his nephew said. Ben Bartlett, Dellums' nephew and a Berkeley city councilman, told KTVU on Monday that Dellums died of cancer in Washington, D.C. on Sunday evening. He was 82.
  • Why do Democrats only care about Russian meddling when it comes to Trump?

    07/28/2018 9:34:25 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | Jul 2018 | Mary Anastasia O'Grady
    Democrats moralizing Helsinki hysteria is phony. Theyre upset with Mr. Putins meddling in the 2016 presidential election because Hillary Clinton lost. When it comes to Russian expansionism in the Western Hemisphere and the Kremlins abysmal human-rights record, the American left mostly looks the other way. Democratic ballyhooing over Mr. Putins habit of jailing and sometimes killing his political and media opponents is especially rich. Russias longstanding ally Cuba has an even worse civil-liberties record. Yet when President Obama unconditionally reshaped U.S. policy to please Cuban dictator Ral Castro, his party cheered. Mr. Obama even trotted off to a baseball game...
  • Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's Mentor Bernie Sanders: Castro Educated Cuban Kids, Gave Them Healthcare

    07/28/2018 5:54:14 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 32 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 28, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “In 1959 everybody was totally convinced that Fidel Castro was the worst guy in the world and all of the Cuban people were going to rise up in rebellion against Fidel Castro…They forgot that he educated their kids, gave their kids healthcare, totally transformed the society…..So they expected this tremendous uprising in Cuba, but it never came.” -Bernie SandersBefore we bash Bernie as a Bolshevik nutcase or freak for parroting talking points lifted straight from Castro’s propaganda ministry—let’s realize that’s he’s merely parroting a mainstream Democratic talking point. Think I jest?Well here’s former President of the United States and official...
  • Expert says Trump Dealing with Remaining Communist States in Effective Ways

    07/26/2018 5:33:15 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Epoch Times ^ | July 26, 2018 | Omid Ghoreishi
    US tariffs could cripple Chinese communist regime With communism abandoned in Europe and most parts of the world, only a handful of communist regimes are left. Just like how former U.S. president Ronald Reagan was instrumental in bringing about the demise of communism in the Eastern Bloc and the collapse of the Soviet Union, President Donald Trump is also helping end communism in the world, dealing with each communist state in a different way, says Frank Xie, an associate professor in the School of Business Administration at the University of South Carolina. Trump has spoken out against communism on a...
  • Less-Communist Cuba

    07/25/2018 6:27:08 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 25, 2018 | John Stossel
    While self-proclaimed "democratic socialists" win Democratic primaries in America, actual socialists in Cuba are finally backing away from some of the ideas that kept Cubans poor. Sunday, Cuba's National Assembly approved a draft of a new constitution that recognizes a right to own private property. That's progress. Would Senator Bernie Sanders and celebrity-of-the-moment Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez approve? I'm not sure. Instead of saying that "communism" is the purpose of the state, Cuba will now say that "socialism" is the basis of the economy. That's an ambiguous difference, but "socialism" tends to mean a larger private sector. Cuba's new leaders also say...
  • Cuba's draft constitution opens path to gay marriage

    07/21/2018 1:04:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 10 replies
    Reuters ^ | July 21, 2018 1:23 PM | Sarah Marsh
    The draft of Cubas new constitution opens the path to same-sex marriage, a government official said on Saturday, which would make the country that once persecuted homosexuals an unlikely leader in lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights. In the early years of Fidel Castros 1959 revolution, many homosexuals were sent to correctional labor camps, part of an institutionalized homophobia for which Castro later apologized. Yet Communist-run Cuba has made great strides over the past decade on LGBT rights, approving sex-change operations and banning workplace discrimination, partly thanks to the high-profile advocacy of Castros niece Mariela Castro. Proposals to recognize same-sex...
  • Colombia asked Trump to urge end to Russian support for Venezuela

    07/21/2018 7:24:23 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 7 replies
    Colombia Reports ^ | July 16, 2018 | Adriaan Alsema
    Colombias President Juan Manuel Santos asked his American counterpart Donald Trump to urge Russian leader Vladimir Putin to stop supporting Venezuelas government. Santos took to Twitter on Saturday to ask Trump to address Russias support for the authoritarian government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro. The governments of both Colombia and the United States fiercely oppose Maduro. Russia, however, has been accused of helping Venezuela evade sanctions imposed by Washington DC. Furthermore, Venezuelas military appears to have received thousands of Russian surface-to-air missiles, according to news agency Reuters. To contribute to the crisis in Venezuela I am asking President Trump to...
  • Obama Denounces Trumps 'Strongman Politics'While Eulogizing

    07/21/2018 7:12:57 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 21, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “Speaking at an event honoring the late Nelson Mandela ahead of the 100th anniversary of his birth… former president Barack Obama lamented the rise of “strongman politics” and “the utter loss of shame” among political leaders who repeatedly lie… during a speech Tuesday in South Africa that was widely seen as aimed in part at his successor (Trump) (WaPo).And speaking of “strongmen”-- let’s survey some of Nelson Mandela’s most heartfelt proclamations:  “Che Guevara is an inspiration for every human being who loves freedom.”“The cause of communism is the greatest cause in the history of mankind!”“There’s one place where Fidel Castro...
  • Brett Kavanaugh Fought the Clinton/Castro Kidnapping of Elian Gonzalez back to Stalinist Cuba

    07/14/2018 4:57:47 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 19 replies
    Townhall ^ | 07/14/2018 | Humberto Fontova
    If we needed more proof (atop the media panic) that President Trump nominated the right SCOTUS candidate here it is: Kavanaugh represented, on a pro bono basis, six-year-old Elian Gonzalez after the Immigration and Naturalization Service decided to return him to Cuba. Kavanaugh was among a series of lawyers who sought legal injunctions to stop INSfrom sending the boy back to Cuba Whoops! I already hear the caterwauling about separating immigrant children from their parents! So lets clear that up first: The genuine issue during the Elian Gonzalez circus had NOTHING to do with parental rights, as the Castro/Fake News...
  • Russia in Central America. Again.

    07/14/2018 8:40:20 AM PDT · by CondoleezzaProtege · 34 replies
    WSJ ^ | July 2018 | Mary Anastasia O'Grady
    The privation in the northern triangleGuatemala, Honduras and El Salvadorthat has sent thousands of migrants to the U.S. border in search of work and a better life is ultimately the result of failed institutions. The bloody upheaval in Nicaragua is another case in point. Since April 19 more than 300 people have been killed while protesting against strongman Daniel Ortega. The U.S. Treasury last week imposed sanctions on three Ortega henchmenthe national police commissioner and a Sandinista Youth official for human-rights violations, and the head of Nicaraguas state-owned oil company for corruption. Central America is strategically important, and Russias role...
  • Puerto Ricans in Florida play key role in Senate race

    07/10/2018 3:39:25 AM PDT · by SMGFan · 5 replies
    The Hill ^ | July 10, 2018
    Tens of thousands of people, who fled Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria ravaged the island in September, have resettled in Florida. Thats expected to have implications in the high-profile clash between Sen. Bill Nelson (D) and Gov. Rick Scott (R) this fall. The influx of Puerto Ricans who can register to vote as soon as they arrive since theyre U.S. citizens are likely to give Democrats a boost, as they typically favor the party. President Trump is also highly unpopular among Puerto Ricans for his response to the hurricane. But Scott has shown surprising strength among Puerto Ricans...
  • June 28th, 2000 - The Day The Left Cheered The Separation of a Child From His Family

    06/27/2018 7:07:21 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 15 replies
    Vanity ^ | 6/27/18 | LRoggy
    Tomorrow marks the 18th anniversary of the return of Elian Gonzalez to Cuba, the original ripping away of a child from his family. It was an event that the Left CHEERED. A mother (with her husband's blessing . . . if he didn't grant it they would never have made it out and everyone knows that) makes the ultimate sacrifice for her child's future by giving her life up so that her child could be raised in Florida by her family. We all remember that photo, the one that the Left can never accept was true fascism in action, of...
  • Don't Trust Cuban Health Care Statistics

    06/24/2018 5:32:34 AM PDT · by OddLane · 7 replies
    Mises.org ^ | 06/20/18 | Ryan McMaken
    We've long been told that Cuba's health care system is one of the greatest in the world. In spite of the fact that health usually correlates with wealth in national statistics, we're assured that Cuba's obvious poverty is offset, at least in part, by amazingly low infant mortality rates and life expectancy. But in a new short article for the journal Health Policy and Planning, Gilbert Berdine, Vincent Geloso, and Benjamin Powell examine some of the ways that the data is being manipulated in Cuba to ensure better-looking health statistics. For example, on the matter of infant mortality, doctors have...
  • 25th Person at U.S. Embassy in Cuba Is Mysteriously Sickened

    06/22/2018 8:25:43 AM PDT · by Theoria · 14 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 21 June 2018 | Gardiner Harris
    Another diplomat working at the United States Embassy in Havana has been sickened by a mysterious attack, bringing to 25 the number of personnel who have fallen ill there, the State Department said on Thursday. The case was the first confirmed in Cuba since August and could suggest that whatever caused the illnesses in late 2016 and the first part of 2017 had started again or was continuing. Complicating the situation for officials was news this spring that at least one diplomat at a consulate in Guangzhou, China, had experienced symptoms almost identical to those reported by diplomats in Havana....
  • US military plans for future at Guantanamo because of Trump

    06/08/2018 1:42:22 PM PDT · by ransomnote · 14 replies
    chron.com ^ | June 7, 2018 | Ben Fox
    GUANTANAMO BAY NAVAL BASE, Cuba (AP) A new dining hall for guards at the Guantanamo Bay detention center has a shimmering view of the Caribbean and a lifespan of 20 years. Barracks scheduled to start getting built next year are meant to last five decades. And the Pentagon has asked Congress to approve money for a new super-max prison unit to be designed with the understanding that prisoners will likely grow old and frail in custody some perhaps still without being convicted of a crime. President Donald Trump's order in January to keep the Guantanamo jail open, and...