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  • Donald Trump, the Very Stable Genius Psychiatrist

    03/18/2018 5:05:50 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    American ^ | March 18, 2018 | Deborah C. Tyler
    After President Trump posted the tweets shown below, the vast Trump vilification cosmos predictably sprang into outraged armchair psychiatry, citing the tweets as evidence that the 25th Amendment must be immediately invoked to remove Trump – a madman using insults to forge a path to nuclear Armageddon. But a funny thing happened just weeks later – and it was not nuclear Armageddon. Dear Leader Un arranged for the two Korean Olympic teams to march together in the imminent opening Olympic ceremony. Even the New York Times called that decision "[t]he most dramatic gesture of reconciliation between them [North and South...
  • What? ABC Panelist Suggests Tillerson Was Fired to Ensure a War With Iran

    03/18/2018 4:46:53 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | March 18, 2018 | Nicholas Fondacaro
    In what really could only be described as a completely bonkers conspiracy theory, The Nation magazine editor Katrina vanden Heuvel suggested Sunday that Rex Tillerson was fired from the secretary of state position because his replacement was funded by the Koch brothers and because the administration wanted a war with Iran. If youÂ’re confused, donÂ’t worry, the rest of the liberal panel on ABCÂ’s This Week didnÂ’t seem to be able to follow her convoluted mess either. The ridiculousness began when a conversation about the firing of former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe was derailed by vanden Heuvel, who decided...
  • McCabe Should Sweat Prison, Not Pension

    03/18/2018 1:59:29 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American ^ | March 18, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    You can stop looking for Attorney General Jeff Sessions on the back of a milk carton. Confronted by overwhelming evidence in a report by the DOJ's Office of Inspector General (OIG) and a rare recommendation from the FBI's Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), he has fired liar and leaker Andrew McCabe in a move that can only be a harbinger for indictments to come that go beyond these offenses against honor and the law. In his response to his firing, McCabe lied again, ignoring his multitude of offenses only to whine about persecution by a vindictive President Trump: For the...
  • If You Are a Fed Official, Perjury Is 'Lacking Candor'

    03/18/2018 9:43:47 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 30 replies
    American Thinker ^ | March 18, 2018 | Clarice Feldman
    Friday night was a big night for news hawks. And I'm not talking about the upset victory of the UMBC Retrievers over the they-should-have-been-50-points-ahead UVa Cavaliers. Things like that sometimes happen when skill and determination beat odds-makers and reputation. I'm talking about the firing of Andrew McCabe, who doubtless acted under the impression that rigging things at the FBI for Hillary Clinton was the path to higher office and glory. Late Friday night, McCabe, the former deputy director and then acting director of the FBI, was fired by Attorney General Jeff Sessions in a statement that reads as follows: ~snip~...
  • California Continues to Steamroll Its Citizens’ Rights by

    03/18/2018 9:18:22 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 21 replies ^ | March 18, 2018 | Donna Carol Voss
    Who needs E-Verify when you can appoint an illegal alien to a statewide post? As with a host of other looney, infuriating, and/or illegal things, California is the first state to have done exactly that. The California State Senate has appointed an illegal alien who is both an attorney—legally permitted to practice law in the Golden State—and an immigrants rights activist (read illegal immigrants rights activist) as a financial aid advisor. Lizbeth Mateo, 33, has been appointed to serve on the California Student Opportunity and Access Program Project Grant Advisory Committee. She was brought to the US by her parents when...
  • Hillary Clinton's Leisurely Caftan Is About to Be Your New Go-To Vacation Dress

    03/18/2018 8:56:40 AM PDT · by Libloather · 117 replies
    MSN ^ | 3/16/18 | Sarah Wasilak
    On a personal trip to India, Hillary Clinton seemed to stick to an easy, breezy dress code. The former presidential candidate decorated linen separates with gorgeous jewelry, including one long pendant and a ribbon-clad sun hat. Hillary worked loose cropped pants and chunky slides as the foundation to her look, and she flaunted two vibrantly printed caftans that made her stand out in the crowd. With temperatures in the high 90s, it makes sense that Hillary chose lightweight pieces, but we love that she kept things modest and chic. Any passersby might have given her a nod - but Hillary's...
  • Warnings from a Survivor of Communism

    03/18/2018 8:49:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 18 replies ^ | March 18, 2018 | Jerry Newcombe
    “I should be dead. Buried in an unmarked grave in Romania. Obviously, I am not. God had other plans.” So declares a lady who grew up under Communism. Her name is Virginia Prodan. I had not heard of her until she reached out to me through Facebook---to commend me for a recent column I had written about how Communism, despite its deadly track record, seems to be gaining some support among the young and naďve of the West. I have come to learn her story, to read her book, and to interview her on the radio. She has an important...
  • The Coming Collusion Bloodbath

    03/18/2018 8:37:50 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | March 18, 2018 | Kevin McCullough
    The firing of Andrew McCabe, the discovery of his “private notes,” the ill-tempered response by other Obama loyalists and a yet to be disclosed Inspector General’s report on an investigation that began before Donald Trump had come to office are all pieces of a story that dwarfs the still absent evidence of anything Trump and company did to cooperate with Russians in changing votes in Michigan and Wisconsin. So many Democrats and Republicans have asserted the lack of evidence in the Russian collusion issue its become comical if not annoying to endure as the uninformed continue to argue otherwise. But...
  • Career, No Career (A Tale of Two Pols)

    03/18/2018 8:21:56 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 2 replies ^ | March 18, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    “Let me make something very clear,” Nick Freitas stated unequivocally. “I don’t have a political career.” Freitas, a Republican member of Virginia’s House of Delegates, was responding to advice. Upon announcing his candidacy for the United States Senate, he was given the standard smoke-filled room wisdom: running against super-incumbent Sen. Tim Kaine, he was told, “could hurt [his] political career.” You see, Kaine has a lot going for him. He is the former mayor of Richmond, lieutenant governor and then governor of Virginia, chairman of the Democratic National Committee, U.S. Senator and Hillary Clinton’s Vice-Presidential running mate in 2016. What...
  • You Can’t Work Your Way Through College Anymore

    03/18/2018 7:53:39 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 76 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | March 16, 2018 | Richard R. West
    The cost of college has risen at more than twice the rate of inflation for decades, and the increasing availability of federal student loans is a principal cause. But even as demands grow daily to do something about student debt and loan defaults, hardly anyone laments the demise of a once-proud American aspiration: working your way through college. In 1956, as a freshman at Yale, I waited tables in a student dorm for about $1 an hour, 10 hours a week, over the 30-week academic year. I received a full scholarship, but even if it had ended, I recall that...
  • Trump the Turnaround Manager

    03/18/2018 7:46:07 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies ^ | March 18, 2018 | Bruce Bialosky
    This guy is growing on me. While The Left is running around with their hair on fire under their pointy little hats, President Trump is beginning to get it done. And I like it. He is an outsider that has gone into Washington and rejected the status quo. God knows our government was on a straight line to either hell or bankruptcy or both. He has started to shake that up, and he is just getting started. This really hit me in the face when I read that the Trump administration is looking to break up the Bureau of...
  • What’s the Value of American Citizenship Anymore?

    03/18/2018 6:06:06 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | March 18, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    There is no doubt that I am lucky. I’m certainly not rich (though not for lack of trying), but I was born into a loving family, have a great wife and daughter, get to write for a living, and I was born an American. Over time I’ve grown to appreciate each of those things, as happens in life, more than I did when I was younger. But one of them has seen its value be diminished significantly – the being an American part. Don’t get me wrong, I love the United States, it’s the most amazing of all human experiments...
  • Our Veterans Deserve Due Process

    03/18/2018 5:36:02 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | March 18, 2018 | Sen Mike Lee and Mark Geist
    The men and women of our armed forces put themselves at risk around the world every day so that we at home can enjoy the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution. At a bare minimum we should honor their service by making sure they have the same rights we do when they return home. Unfortunately some in Congress are working to pass legislation that would undermine our veterans’ due process rights. The Fix NICS Act of 2017 has a laudable goal: to decrease gun violence by increasing state and federal agency participation in the National Instant Criminal Background Check...
  • No, local mayors shouldn’t be running the country

    03/17/2018 6:01:40 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Hot ^ | March 17, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Last week the National League of Cities hosted a conference in Washington, D.C. where a couple thousand mayors and other municipal leaders from around the nation met to address various challenges facing their home towns in 2018. You can debate the usefulness of such confabs all you like, but the concept of shared experiences and an opportunity to develop solutions among local leaders surely has some value. Getting a bit carried away with the concept, however, was Washington Post editorial page editor Fred Hiatt. So impressed was he with some of the ideas which came out of the meeting that...
  • We’re probably not going to find anything by “listening” for extraterrestrials

    03/17/2018 4:21:03 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 114 replies
    Hot ^ | March 17, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    In the scientific community, there is still a great deal of energy devoted to “listening” for evidence or hints of intelligent, extraterrestrial civilizations out among the stars. Most of you are probably familiar with the Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence (SETI) and their decades of work in this field. They’re still at it and, in fact, are upping their game with a new generation of laser sensors. These projects drew fresh attention after the discovery of Tabby’s Star and the frantic speculation over whether or not some ancient civilization had built a Dyson Sphere around their own sun. This has led...
  • In Praise of the Hustler

    03/17/2018 9:33:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    American ^ | March 17, 2018 | Steve Feinstein
    Everyone is always looking for the big advantage. Whether it's a military weapon that a country can use to threaten other countries with in order to get their way or some product or technological superiority that a company can use to favorably leverage its position in the marketplace or even a superstar athlete whose presence always tips the balance in favor of his team, everyone wants that special element that delivers the edge. Here are some good examples from different walks of life. The B-58 HustlerDuring the height of the Cold War in the late '50s and early '60s, the...
  • Oh, No! 'What Happened' to Hillary's Wrist?

    03/17/2018 9:10:18 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 144 replies
    American ^ | March 17, 2018 | Jeannie DeAngelis
    Recently, while visiting India's ancient city of Mandu, in Madhya Pradesh, accident-prone tourist Hillary Clinton lost her footing and skidded down the stairs of 13th-century /watch?v=4vm79_fiArAJahaz Mahal<.a>. It happened as Mrs. Clinton and an escort descended the stone stairs like the mother of a bride being ushered to the head table. The former first lady's unsuccessful effort to steady herself was remedied by a white male escort who likely convinced his wife to vote for Trump. In any case, looking as if she had slipped on a banana peel, three quarters of the way down the staircase, the failed presidential...
  • Time to Nurture America's Irish-Inspired Sense of Humor

    03/17/2018 8:05:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies ^ | March 17, 2018 | Tom Purcell
    It's always grand in March of every year to pour myself a pint of Guinness and enjoy the glorious Irish wit. It's my good fortune to be a fellow of Irish descent. I share my good fortune with a quarter of all Americans, who can trace their heritage to the rolling, green hills of Ireland - including my Uncle Mike, rest his soul, whose grandparents came to America from Ireland. As a lad, I loved the way he and my father celebrated St. Patrick's Day: by swapping the same Irish jokes and witticisms that I've been retelling for years. Such...
  • The Gop’s Silver Linings: Pelosi and Clinton

    03/17/2018 7:50:52 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | March 17, 2018 | Jeff Crouere
    Thank goodness for House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and former presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. If not for their continuing mistakes and unpopularity, it would have been a tough week for President Donald Trump and the Republican Party. The Trump administration is in the midst of another shake-up as a new Secretary of State and CIA Director were announced this week. More changes could be coming in the days ahead. While these changes are probably very good, the impression of an administration in upheaval is unmistakable. The President also faces the prospect of porn star Stormy Daniels continuing to generate...
  • St. Patrick: A Great Christian Missionary

    03/17/2018 7:24:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | March 17, 2018 | Jack Kerwick
    Today, countless numbers of Americans will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day. Many will do so with no small share of adult spirits. Yet how many of these people genuinely know anything about Saint Patrick? While it’s true that many of the details of his life are lost in the midst of time, and while it is equally true that some conventional accounts are purely mythological, those who have taken the time to research St. Patrick seem to be in essential agreement over a few things that have more or less been accepted as fact. (1)Patrick came from a relatively well-to-do Christian family of the 5th...