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  • The Gun Control Question That Stopped Eric Swalwell In His Tracks

    11/19/2018 6:03:52 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies ^ | November 19, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    California Rep. Eric Swalwell is not just a fresh-faced rising star in the Democratic party, he’s also one of the few high-profile liberal politicians who have showed a willingness to mix it up with the best conservative thinkers and arguments out there, as his multiple forays into the ideological lion’s den of Tucker Carlson Tonight attest. Sure, Swalwell almost always emerges from those battles bloody and bruised, figuratively speaking, but to his credit he takes his knocks and keeps on fighting, always willing to take on the ‘enemy’ on his own turf. For that, he has earned my grudging respect....
  • What is Europe without Jews?

    11/19/2018 5:48:26 AM PST · by SJackson · 5 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | November 15, 2018 | Manfred Gerstenfeld
    A Jewish Chronicle poll found that forty percent of British Jews would seriously consider leaving the UK if Labour leader and terrorist sympathizer Jeremy Corbyn were to become prime minister. BR>Britains Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn joins an anti-Trump protest in central London on July 13, 2018. (photo credit: PETER NICHOLLS/REUTERS) Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz recently stated, Europe without Jews cannot be Europe. His country currently holds the presidency of the Council of the European Union until the end of this year. Austria is organizing a conference on antisemitism on November 20-21 jointly with the European Jewish Congress in Vienna. Kurzs...
  • Liberals have to stop abetting the jackals

    11/19/2018 5:44:43 AM PST · by SJackson · 2 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | November 17, 2018 | Ido Levy
    A MAN holds two flags as demonstrators at a 2014 pro-Palestinian rally march across the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City. (photo credit: REUTERS/EDUARDO MUNOZ) I am a liberal, and I proudly proclaim my support for the progressive movement taking place in the United States right now. Thats why US Rep. Betty McCollums (D-MN) speech to the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights (USCPR) troubles me so much. McCollum mentioned Israels torture and systematic arrest of Palestinian children in the West Bank, urged ceasing to use tax dollars funding Israels cruel, brutal and dehumanizing system of juvenile military detention of Palestinian...
  • Liberal Millennials, Not Surprisingly, Fail At Sex Too

    11/19/2018 5:37:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies ^ | November 19, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    According to the Atlantic, where I go for all my erotic 411, millennials lost the sexual revolution and they didn’t even fight in it. Why Are Young People Having So Little Sex?, it asks in its latest cover story. Sheesh, just look at them.I guess what they desperately need is some advice from a retired Army guy in his 50s, because this retired Army guy in his 50s has demonstrated that he gets it done while those goofs half his age are swiping left toward eterna-celibacy.Now, the fact that millennials are failing to reproduce would superficially seem like a good thing,...
  • Trump, Nazis and American Jewry

    11/19/2018 5:34:25 AM PST · by SJackson · 6 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | November 17, 2018 | Isi Leibler
    As the global antisemitic tsunami intensifies, most Diaspora Jews seem to have lost the plot. In the past, when an external foe emerged, Jews would put aside their differences and unite in the face of those seeking their destruction. Prior to the establishment of the State of Israel, Jews suffered from persecution, pogroms and murder, culminating in the Shoah. Today, despite a powerful Jewish state that can provide a haven to Jews facing persecution, Diaspora Jews are utterly disunited, and many of them seem to have lost their bearings. They are laying the foundations for an unprecedented eruption of violent...
  • Go Ahead, Democrats. Fight Over Nancy Pelosi

    11/19/2018 5:25:01 AM PST · by advance_copy · 12 replies
    New York Times ^ | 11/18/2018 | Michelle Cottle
    The feud over who will be the next speaker of the House is heating up, as allies of the longtime Democratic leader, Nancy Pelosi, take on a rowdy band of rebels pushing for regime change. Pro-Pelosi forces launched a snarky Twitter assault against a handful of the men leading the rebellion. As the progressive pundit Joan Walsh tweeted, So #fivewhiteguys are following the tactics of the right wing white guy Freedom Caucus to block a woman speaker after an election in which women saved the Democrats. Got it.
  • How to go Dark on the Internet

    11/19/2018 2:49:33 AM PST · by vannrox · 52 replies
    darkgovernment ^ | 19NOV18 | Editorial staff
    How to go Dark on the Internet How to Commit Internet Suicide and Disappear from the Web Forever Sick of horribly embarrassing things showing up when potential employers Google your name? Tired of everyone knowing you live in a garden level dungeon apartment? Perhaps you just dont like the fact the internet makes youeasy to find. Thankfully, its not that hard to delete yourself entirely. Heres how to do it.For mildly famous (or infamous) individuals, disappearing is essentially impossible, but for the average person its surprisingly easy. It just depends on much info is already out there.Step 1: Delete Your...
  • Reid machine keeps humming in Nevada, even in his retirement [barf]`

    11/18/2018 7:03:35 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 9 replies
    Associated Press ^ | November 18, 2018 | Michelle L. Price and Nicholas Riccardi
    Harry Reid may no longer lead Senate Democrats in Washington, but the political machine he built in Nevada has Republicans on the run. Democrats romped up and down the state in the Nov. 6 midterm elections, ousting Republican Sen. Dean Heller, winning races for governor and lieutenant governor, and expanding their state legislative majorities. The shellacking was 15 years in the making, the culmination of a long-term plan to shift a battleground into the Democratic column. Democrats elsewhere will work to replicate Nevada for years to come. Republicans were humbled. These things can change, but right now Nevada is a...
  • A suicide at the University of Texas Reveals Dark Side of #MeToo Movement

    11/18/2018 4:52:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    American ^ | November 18, 2018 | David Paulin
    Before killing himself with a drug intended for rapid and painless animal euthanasia, Richard A. Morrisett had endured a nightmare at the University of Texas in Austin. The 57-year-old tenured professor of pharmacology and toxicology was once a rising star in the College of Pharmacy a man regarded as a first-rate research scientist and teacher during his 21 years at the state's flagship university. Morrisett's research offered new insights into alcohol-related brain disorders and alcoholism an arcane area of research among neuroscientists. Some colleagues called him brilliant. Morrisett's career, however, was destroyed by a single newspaper article. Published...
  • Sen. Mike Lee: A conservative case for criminal justice reform

    11/18/2018 3:43:50 PM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 14 replies
    FOX News ^ | November 13, 2018 | Senator Mike Lee
    Governments first duty, President Reagan said in 1981 and President Trump recently tweeted, is to protect the people, not run their lives. The safety of law-abiding citizens has always been a core principle of conservatism. And it is why we need to take this opportunity to pass real criminal-justice reform now. Although violent crime rose during the final two years of President Obamas time in office, it decreased during the first year of Trumps presidency. We need to keep that momentum going. And criminal justice reform can help us do that in two ways. First, commonsense sentencing reform can increase...
  • Should Term Limits Exist for Media Outlets?

    11/18/2018 7:49:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies ^ | November 18, 2018 | Paul Jacob
    A reporter can ask tough questions and aggressively follow-up without being a jerk. But CNNs Jim Acosta . . . not so much. Nonetheless, the so-called Clinton News Networks lead White House correspondent is back at work, again in possession of his coveted press pass, thanks to a preliminary ruling from a federal judge newly appointed by President Trump. he judges temporary restraining order against the Trump Administration requires that Acostas revoked credentials be restored. It doesnt mandate that the president call on Acosta when he shouts out a question. Of course, Trump may relish this continuous battle as much...
  • Moscow on the Mississippi

    11/18/2018 7:30:24 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies ^ | November 18, 2018 | Gil Gutknecht
    Looking out the window on icy snow this cold, gray mid-November morning, it is hard not to make the comparison. Minneapolis is looking more and more like Moscow on the Mississippi. Predictions by global warming enthusiasts not withstanding, the weather is not the only similarity. A grayness hovers over Minnesota like a fog. It is a heaviness. It feels oppressive. The gray funk resulting from the reality that the Left has strengthened its grip on this state and its government. The Governor-elect wasted little time announcing that we should brace for the jolt of a hefty tax increase on gasoline....
  • Florida Recounts Dredge Up 2000 Election Nightmare

    11/18/2018 7:17:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies ^ | November 18, 2018 | Debra J. Saunders
    Almost two decades after the infamous Florida recount to determine the 2000 presidential election, voters again have reason to look at Broward County's election system with contempt and suspicion. In 2000, Broward County went so far as to judge indentations in ballots as legitimate votes. This netted Democratic nominee Al Gore an extra 567 votes -- not enough to beat George W. Bush but enough to sow distrust among concerned citizens. Nearly two decades later, Broward County is back to its old tricks. Democratic incumbent Sen. Bill Nelson is running for re-election, but he trailed his opponent, GOP Gov. Rick...
  • Prison Reform: Major Achievement for President Trump

    11/18/2018 6:49:56 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies ^ | November 18, 2018 | Ken Blackwell
    The FIRST STEP Act is the beginning of a transformation of Americas federal criminal-justice system into what it should have always been: a system that makes America safer. This legislation unites conservatives, police and civil rights advocates, civil libertarians, business leaders and supporters of social justice. Supporting this legislation means supporting ideas that all Americans want - from police to Democrats to Republicans - an America that is fair, an America that puts Americans first, and that makes America safe. The fact that law enforcement groups like the Fraternal Order of Police and The International Association of Chiefs of...
  • Who or What Is Really Responsible for the Huge Forest Fires in California?

    11/18/2018 6:34:18 AM PST · by Kaslin · 70 replies ^ | November 18, 2018 | Bruce Bialolosky
    Once again, faced with the failure of the press to educate us on an issue, we decided to go out and research the truth about what appears to be the significant increase in huge forest fires. Once we did the research, we found out major differences in facts from the random barkings in the MSM. Let us start with this simple aspect. Forest fires are a normal thing. Often caused by lightning or other natural causes, they are Gods way of clearing forests. In those natural forest clearances, the wildlife that exists in them are threatened or their habitat is...
  • Its Time For A Serious Conversation About Serious Conversations

    11/18/2018 6:20:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies ^ | November 18, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    Liberals love virtue signaling, the self-righteous act of letting everyone around them know they think theyre better than they are. When an old neighbor of mine found out what I did for a living, one of those Hate Has No Home Here signs suddenly popped up on their front lawn, for example. We never really spoke again, which was fine with me, so I didnt find out what hate they thought had homes on the rest of the street. But I can imagine in their minds it was whatever kind of hate that was fashionable to be against at any...
  • Opinion: Who Are The Idiots Challenging Nancy Pelosi?

    11/18/2018 4:50:36 AM PST · by Libloather · 21 replies
    Times of San Diego ^ | 11/17/18 | Colleen O'Connor
    What rewards do conquering heroes or heroines usually receive? Applause. Lots of money. Near boundless power. And, if enlightened, these leaders are allowed to lead. Think Revolutionary War General George Washington who went on to become the first President. And World War II General Dwight D. Eisenhower another President. But, Nancy Pelosi, the first woman Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, the one who delivered some of the largest Democratic House wins in almost half a century, the one who turned the entire Northeast and reactionary Orange County blue what does she get? A challenge by a...
  • Immigration: Middlesex, NJ case shows need for more enforcement

    11/17/2018 8:23:15 PM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 11.13.18 | Paul Mulshine
    Don Cresitello is not the kind of guy to say "I hate to say I told you so." In fact he takes great pleasure in doing so. And the Democratic former mayor of Morristown told you long ago that we need better coordination between local and federal authorities when it comes to dealing with potentially violent undocumented immigrants.That was proven against last week when an undocumented Mexican immigrant murdered three people in Missouri after being released from the Middlesex County jail in December to await trial on charges of domestic violence.That incident brought memories of a 2007 incident in which...
  • The Acosta-Trump dispute: TV or not TV? That is the question

    11/17/2018 8:18:54 PM PST · by Coleus · 17 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 11.15.18 | Paul Mulshine
    A lot of my fellow journalists are upset that CNN's Jim Acosta was banned from White House press conferences. Not me. I would prefer that all press conferences be restricted to the press, by which I mean the print media. I've been a print journalist since before Acosta entered kindergarten. For the first five years or so of my career I never attended a press conference that included TV and radio people. That made for a much more informative interchange between journalists and politicians. The reporters wanted simply to have their questions answered. The answers could then be incorporated into...
  • American Civil Liberties Union, RIP

    11/17/2018 5:45:00 PM PST · by OddLane · 25 replies
    Reason Magazine ^ | 11/17/18 | David Bernstein
    In the late 1960s, the ACLU was a small but powerful liberal organization devoted to a civil libertarian agenda composed primarily of devotion to freedom of speech, free exercise of religion, and the rights of accused criminals. In the early 1970s, the ACLU's membership rose from around 70,000 to almost 300,000. Many new members were attracted by the organization's opposition to the Vietnam War and its high-profile battles with President Nixon, but such members were not committed to the ACLU's broader civil libertarian agenda. However, the organization's defense of the KKK's right to march in Skokie, Illinois, in the late...