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    01/19/2019 8:36:16 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 13 replies
    Powerline ^ | 19 Jan 2019 | Steven Hayward
    What can you say about a week that began with stacks of fast-food cheeseburgers in the White House and ended with Trump putting Nancy Pelosi on the no-fly list? I’d say it means Season 3 of The Trump Show is going to be lit. It’s only January. By summer, as the Democratic 2020 presidential field fills out, it is likely that liberals will be on the verge of clinical insanity. Trump is clearly Inspector Clouseau to the Democrats’ Chief Inspector Dreyfus. Just wait until Trump hears about Gillette razors. He’ll probably give his away to Jim Acosta.
  • Poll: Which one of these two Gillette ads do you like better?

    01/19/2019 3:56:46 PM PST · by grundle · 19 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 19, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Poll: Which one of these two Gillette ads do you like better? Here are two ads from Gillette.Which one do you like better?Here’s the first ad: here’s the second ad:
  • to Gillette - What is a man?

    01/19/2019 12:00:59 PM PST · by lurked_for_a_decade · 55 replies
    You're a man, If - Rudyard Kipling If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; Ifyou can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or being lied about, don’t deal in lies, Or being hated, don’t give way to hating, And yet don’t look too good, nor talk too wise: If you can dream—and not make dreams your master; If you can think—and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with...
  • Frenchman jailed for 6 months for attempting to organize Yellow Vest protest

    01/18/2019 5:18:05 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 14 replies
    RT ^ | 1/18/19
    A 28-year-old Frenchman has been sentenced to six months in jail after he published a Facebook post attempting to organize a ‘Yellow Vest’ blockade of a local petrol refinery, according to local reports. Hedi Martin was arrested in Port-La Nouvelle, southern France on January 3, shortly after publishing the post on Facebook, la Dépęche reports. In his post, Martin called for a ‘Yellow Vest’ blockade of the petrol refinery in the coastal town, urging people to “stand up to the CRS [riot police],” according to WSWS. State prosecutors noted video footage of Martin on his Facebook page at several Yellow...
  • Take This SOTU and Shove It

    01/18/2019 8:59:40 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 12 replies
    American Greatness ^ | 16 Jan 2019 | Michael Walsh
    In the annals of American political showboating, it’s tough to top the annual circus called the State of the Union message. Mandated by the Constitution—and at first delivered to Congress in written form—it has metastasized since the Wilson Administration into a full-blown political rally, celebrating not the party in power, but the president of the United States personally. Once a year, at the invitation of the Speaker of the House, he commands the attention not only of the Congress, but also members of the Supreme Court. It’s the nearest thing we have to a monarchical moment: all pomp and damn...
  • For liking hamburgers, the Washington Post praised Obama, but mocked Trump

    01/18/2019 8:39:13 AM PST · by grundle · 12 replies
    wordpress ^ | Janaury 18, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    For liking hamburgers, the Washington Post praised Obama, but mocked Trump In 2014, the Washington Post published this article, which is called, “President Obama and cheeseburgers: A love story.”In 2019, the Washington Post published this article, which is called, “‘Trump has turned the White House into a White Castle’: President roasted for serving Clemson fast food.”Media bias at its finest.
  • CNN legal analyst Areva Martin accuses black conservative David Webb of having “white privilege”

    01/15/2019 4:47:52 PM PST · by grundle · 28 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 15, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    CNN legal analyst Areva Martin accuses Sirius XM radio host David Webb of having “white privilege,” despite the fact that Webb is black! The below image of two people is taken from this link: The person on the left is Sirius XM radio host David Webb.The person on the right is CNN Legal Analyst Areva Martin.Here’s a transcript from a recent conversation between the two of them:David Webb: “Shouldn’t their requirement, their primary requirement, regardless of ethnicity, regardless of network, be that they are capable of covering politics? For instance, if you’re going to cover political campaigns, sports may not be...
  • Can You Guess The Identity Of Donald Trump’s Toughest Potential Opponent In 2020?

    01/15/2019 11:54:49 AM PST · by Roman_War_Criminal · 60 replies
    eotad ^ | 1/10/19 | Michael Snyder
    At this moment the race for the Democratic nomination in 2020 appears to be completely wide open, but there is one potential candidate lurking in the shadows that could change everything. For a moment, I would like you to imagine what a perfect presidential candidate for the Democrats in 2020 would look like. In this politically correct era, it would help if the candidate was a woman, and it would definitely be a plus if she could appeal to key groups of minority voters. Being a hero to the LGBT community would be important for any Democratic candidate, and it...
  • House panel adds member after complaints from Hispanic Democrats (Ways and Means)

    01/14/2019 8:53:08 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 6 replies
    Politico ^ | 01/14/2019 | HEATHER CAYGLE, BERNIE BECKER
    House Democratic leaders are expanding the roster for the chamber’s coveted tax-writing panel after outcry from lawmakers about the lack of Hispanic representation on the committee. Rep. Jimmy Gomez, a second-term Democrat from California, was tapped to join the ranks of the Ways and Means Committee on Monday night, nearly a week after leadership announced the Democratic slate for the panel. The move comes after multiple Democrats voiced alarm about the lack of Latinos on Ways and Means, one of the most sought-after committees in the House. Without the addition of Gomez, Rep. Linda Sánchez (D-Calif.) would have been the...
  • Divorcing Hollywood

    01/14/2019 7:47:08 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 56 replies
    Chicago Boyz ^ | 10 Jan 2019 | Sgt Mom
    I used to like going to the movies. When I was growing up, going to the movies was an occasional treat. In the very early days, it was the drive-in movie double-feature. Likely this was because it was cheap, and Dad was a grad student with a family, and on a tight budget: JP and I in our pjs, with bedding and our pillows in the venerable 1952 Plymouth station wagon, the back seat folded down, and falling asleep almost as the titles for the second feature rolled; Charlton Heston as El Cid, seen dimly through the windshield of the...
  • U.S Presidents Height Comparison | Shortest Vs Tallest

    01/14/2019 7:20:56 PM PST · by Duke C. · 13 replies
    YouTube ^ | SyNiSoft
    ::: U.S Presidents Height Comparison Chart :::: 40+ Presidents Comparison.

    01/13/2019 8:19:48 AM PST · by Rummyfan · 15 replies
    Powerline ^ | 12 Jan 2019 | Steven Hayward
    As the government shutdown enters its fourth week, we’re still not done dunking on Chuck and Nancy, who really are the gift that keeps on giving. But if you think Democrats are upset now, just wait to see what happens if Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg decides to retire from the Supreme Court. I’ve already got my full Road Warrior regalia unpacked and at the dry cleaners getting ready for it. Extra long edition today, so brew up a full pot of Irish coffee before proceeding.
  • Netherlands narrowly escaped a major terrorist attack with dozens of deaths – prosecutors

    01/12/2019 8:36:43 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 10 replies
    RT ^ | 1/11/19
    Dozens of people would have been killed in an unprecedented terrorist attack in the Netherlands if a seven-strong terrorist cell had not been stopped in time, a Dutch public prosecutor told a court on Thursday. The terrorists were intercepted in September last year following months of investigation. The seven suspects were arrested in the towns of Arnhem and Weert. Police seized 100kg of fertilizer as well as other bomb-making materials at their homes, they said at the time. This week, preliminary hearings in the high-profile case started. “The suspects said goodbye to friends. These suspects were on the way to...
  • Massachusetts forces insurance companies to pay for drug that costs $24,000 a year...

    01/12/2019 4:06:35 AM PST · by grundle · 15 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 12, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    Massachusetts government forces health insurance companies to pay for drug that costs $24,000 a year so gay men won’t have to wear condoms I’m a libertarian. I don’t care what consenting gay adults do in the privacy of their own home.But I do care about spiraling health care costs that, for decades, have been growing substantially faster than the rate of inflation.There’s already a very low cost way for sexually active gay men to substantially reduce their risk of contracting HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. The Centers for Disease Control states:When used the right way every time, condoms are highly...
  • San Francisco bans plastic straws, but gives four million needles to drug addicts every year

    01/12/2019 4:04:03 AM PST · by grundle · 20 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 12, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    San Francisco bans plastic straws, allegedly to reduce pollution, but gives more than four million free needles to illegal drug addicts every year, which is a dangerous pollution problem The government of San Francisco has banned plastic straws, allegedly in the name of reducing pollution.Meanwhile, the same San Francisco government gives more than four million free needles to illegal drug addicts every year.The alleged reason for the city banning straws is that they end up in the ocean.However, this ban ignores these four facts:1) The real issue is littering, not straws. If people put their straws in a proper waste disposal...
  • Real News Briefs: (The Art of the Deal is alive and well) Friday Night 1/11/19

    01/11/2019 6:09:15 PM PST · by rebuildus · 2 replies ^ | 1/11/19 | Patrick Rooney
    P.R. Rooney Real News Briefs: (The Art of the Deal is alive and well) Friday Night 1/11/19 President Trump is not ready to pull the trigger and declare an emergency in order to get the wall built. He’s keeping the pressure on Congressional Democrats to step up to the plate. Will they? Something’s got to give. I believe—starting with their disastrous “hostage video” performance Tuesday night—the country is slowly seeing their pettiness in not agreeing to wall funding now (a comparatively tiny fraction of the huge federal budget), when in the past they’ve authorized much more money for border security....
  • EXCLUSIVE: Transcripts of Lisa Page’s Closed-Door Testimonies Provide New Revelations in..

    01/11/2019 12:16:25 PM PST · by bitt · 30 replies ^ | 1/11/2019 | Jeff Carlson
    Transcripts of two closed-door testimonies by Lisa Page, the former assistant general counsel at the FBI, have provided new insights into the actions of the FBI, DOJ, and others—including CIA Director John Brennan—regarding their investigation into Donald Trump. Included in the transcripts provided to us is information suggesting Brennan was aware of the so-called Steele dossier in early August 2016, and that he included information regarding the dossier in a briefing given to then-Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.). Other key points in Page’s testimony before Congress: The FBI appears to have considered investigating President Trump for obstruction of justice both before...
  • New York state fines Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign for not having workers’ compensation coverage

    01/11/2019 6:16:43 AM PST · by grundle · 32 replies
    wordpress ^ | January 11, 2019 | Dan from Squirrel Hill
    New York state fines Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s campaign for not having workers’ compensation coverage Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez claims to support worker rights.However, according to this article that was just published by the New York Daily News, the state of New York fined her campaign $1,500 because it broke the law by not having workers’ compensation coverage.I guess Ocasio-Cortez supports workers’ rights for all workers except her own.
  • ‘Blood was running down my face’: German AfD MP recalls details of ‘politically motivated’ attack

    01/10/2019 6:04:53 PM PST · by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis · 6 replies
    RT ^ | 1/10/19
    German police say the AfD party chairman in Bremen was knocked down with a “lightning-quick” blow in a suspected “politically motivated” attack that left Frank Magnitz unconscious and with a “bone-deep laceration” to his forehead. The account of events surrounding the attack on the leader of the Alternative for Germany (AfD) party in Bremen on Monday night still remains murky, because the victim of the assault was left senseless in the ambush. Magnitz told RT that he has never seen his attackers, who crept up on him from behind just as he passed two construction workers after leaving a New...
  • Real News Briefs (The Wall Will Cost the American People... $17 per person—Thursday Night 1/10/19)

    01/10/2019 5:53:37 PM PST · by rebuildus · 12 replies ^ | 1/10/19 | Patrick Rooney
    P.R. Rooney Real News Briefs (The Wall will cost the American People… $17 per person—Thursday Night 1/10/19) Editor’s note: Tonight’s brief is heavy on “Wall” (can’t help it—we’re living in a defining historical moment) and Democrat “bashing.” (can’t help that either—today’s Democratic leadership—and much of its constituency) is insane. Yes, I have Democrat friends, and some are nice people, but they are being deceived by evil—yes, the “e” word—leaders. What else can I do but pray for you?!The government shutdown continued again today, and why shouldn’t it? President Trump must stand for the American people, and he is! He was...