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  • Where Did Those 93 People Go?

    01/20/2019 12:35:23 PM PST · by FrogMom · 46 replies
    Self ^ | 1-20-2019 | FrogMom
    What the hell!? This alarms hell out of me. I remember reading about the 93 total people, only 8 or 9 of which were actual Congress Critters. They mentioned Pelosi's family included on the plane. The "Source URL" link above is to a Free Republic thread on the topic. That thread provides a CNN link. The FR thread was posted at 5:24 PM on 01/18/2019 (is it safe to assume PST?). The linked CNN article was "Updated 7:02 PM ET, Fri January 18, 2019". That would have been 4:02 PM PT. So, today I'm in a discussion about this in...
  • Interview “Donald Trump is going to ROCK the Planet”

    01/18/2019 5:44:26 PM PST · by diverteach · 17 replies
    Show - London Real” ^ | Mar 18, 2016 | Dan Pena
    Quite possibly THE best interview ever heard
  • Deadliest Day in American History is September 17 – Antietam By the Numbers

    01/16/2019 10:05:36 PM PST · by vannrox · 38 replies
    War History Online ^ | 17SEP18 | Guest Blogger at warhistory online
      SHARE:FacebookTwitter Today marks the 156th anniversary of Antietam, arguably the pivotal battle of the Civil War. Had the South won on that September day, Robert E. Lee could have marauded through Union territory, European powers might have intervened on behalf of the Rebels, Maryland might have flipped its loyalty to the Confederacy.What we know as America might be two separate nations today. Instead the Union was victorious, banishing Lee’s army from the North, paving the way for the Emancipation Proclamation, which freed the slaves.So much was at stake — the fighting rose to a pitch that was heretofore unimaginable....
  • Trump's Shutdown Trap

    01/15/2019 8:52:14 AM PST · by Jonty30 · 33 replies
    Has Trump suckered the Democrats and deep state into a trap
  • NYT’s Friedman: We Have a ‘Disturbed,’ ‘Demented’ Man as President

    01/12/2019 8:11:03 AM PST · by KC_Lion · 54 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 11th, 2019 | Pam Key
    Friday on CNN’s “The Situation Room,” New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman described President Donald Trump as “demented.” Friedman said, “It’s really sad. This is a party that has simply laid down for a demented man. They have been laying down for anyone who would energize their base, going back to Sarah Palin and the Tea Party, and now it’s Trump.” He added, “We’re really risking our luck here. How long can this go on? We have a disturbed man as president. That’s very clear. We have a party that is not ready to stand up to it. What worries...
  • Almost ALL Federal employees have an intense dislike for conservatives. Never forget that.

    01/11/2019 4:21:44 AM PST · by MeneMeneTekelUpharsin · 134 replies
    News | 11 January 2019 | Mene Mene Tekel Upharsin
    This article posting gives me fear, but it must be said. I have worked for the Federal government and know for a fact that Federal employees, almost all of them, have an intense dislike for conservatives and Trump in particular. They may come after me and probably will in some form or fashion, but someone has to make a sacrifice to get the truth out. If people could only see what it is like on the inside, they would be in shock at the hatred harbored for everyday Americans. Those in supervisory positions absolutely will not tolerate ANYONE challenging their...
  • Kamala Harris birth time line

    01/10/2019 6:25:52 PM PST · by upchuck · 54 replies
    Various; see below | Jan 10, 2019 | upchuck
    Is Kamala a natural born American? Is Kamala a native born American? Doesn't matter because: Her mother immigrated to the US in 1960. Her father immigrated to the US in 1961. Kamala was born Oct 20, 1964. Reference: A person must be a resident of the US for five years before they can apply for citizenship. Reference: 1964, the year of Kamala's birth minus five years is 1959. Neither of Kamala's parents were residents of the US in 1959. Thus they couldn't have qualified for the five years of required residency before Kamala was born. Therefore Kamala could...
  • Nancy Has A Wall

    01/08/2019 8:11:53 PM PST · by McCabe · 30 replies
    Bing ^ | January 8, 2019 | Self,452
  • Nan Pelosi & Chuck Schumer Hypocrisy

    01/08/2019 2:27:57 PM PST · by thesligoduffyflynns · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | Yesterday | Mark Dice
    This one is pretty funny- she's got the "Old Lady Shakes" (as we used to say back in the day) when she is making a point. DemonRats you say? : yes, true hypocrisy I've got Mark Dice on hypocrisy from her & Checkless
  • Fact Sheet: The Secure Fence Act of 2006 (Reminder)

    01/08/2019 6:55:54 AM PST · by Heartlander · 8 replies
    White House Archives ^ | October 2006 | GWB
    Fact Sheet: The Secure Fence Act of 2006 President Bush Signs Secure Fence Act      "This bill will help protect the American people. This bill will make our borders more secure. It is an important step toward immigration reform." - President George W. Bush, 10/26/06 Today, President Bush Signed The Secure Fence Act - An Important Step Forward In Our Nation's Efforts To Control Our Borders And Reform Our Immigration System. Earlier this year, the President laid out a strategy for comprehensive immigration reform. The Secure Fence Act is one part of this reform, and the President will work with...
  • A furloughed federal employee’s guide to filing for unemployment during the shutdown

    01/03/2019 7:59:43 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 51 replies
    Federal News Network ^ | January 2, 2019 2:02 pm | Nicole Ogrysko @nogryskoWFED
    Snip Furloughed federal employees can, in most circumstances, file for unemployment benefits during a government shutdown. The Office of Personnel Management has recently updated information on how furloughed workers can file for unemployment insurance during the partial government shutdown. Employees’ eligibility for unemployment varies by state. In most circumstances, the state where an employee’s official duty station is located is the state that will determine a worker’s unemployment eligibility in the Unemployment Compensation for Federal Employees Program. State unemployment insurance agencies administer this program on behalf of the federal government. Federal employees who are eligible can apply for unemployment benefits...
  • Government shutdown: What’s open and closed in DC

    01/03/2019 5:55:31 AM PST · by COBOL2Java · 18 replies
    WTOP News [Washington DC] ^ | January 3, 2019 7:17 am | William Vitka | @vitkaWTOP
    Garbage piles up on the National Mall during the government shutdown WASHINGTON — Sure, the District itself is open for business, but as the term “Federal City” implies, most federally funded locations are shuttered during the government shutdown, which has been in effect since Dec. 22. Not even the National Park Service website is being updated. It reads: “During the federal government shutdown, this website will not be updated and may not reflect current conditions. Some national parks may remain accessible to visitors; however, access may change without notice. Some parks are closed completely. Some visitor services may be available...
  • Did the World's Oldest Ever Person Actually Steal Her Mother's Identity?

    01/01/2019 5:28:42 PM PST · by SMGFan · 16 replies
    MSN/ Inside Edition ^ | Janaury 1, 2019
    The French woman documented as the world's oldest person at 122 may be a fraud, according to Russian researchers. A 2018 study suggests that the woman known as Jeanne Calment was actually Jeanne's daughter, Yvonne, who allegedly assumed her mother's identity after her death in 1934 in order to not have to pay the inheritance tax. When "Jeanne" died in 1997 at the supposed age of 122 and 164 days, she was actually thought to have been just 99, the researchers claim. Gerontologist Valery Novoselov, who initially called for the investigation into Jeanne's age, said he first became suspicious because...
  • TEMPER TANTRUM IN TUCKER, GEORGIA Has anyone seen this video? It would be nice to get this out there to show the world what a liberal looks like.
  • How Soviets Came to Celebrate New Year’s Like Christmas (and Why Russians Still Do)

    12/24/2018 4:50:15 PM PST · by CondoleezzaProtege · 54 replies
    Foreign Policy ^ | Dec 30, 2016 | Emily Tamkin
    Father Frost didn’t drop presents off for Russian children on Dec. 25. And he won’t on Orthodox Christmas (Jan. 7), either. Rather, Ded Moroz and his lovely snow maiden assistant, Snegurochka, are attached to New Year’s Eve, which in Russia is the new year and the secular bits of Christmas like trees and presents all rolled into one. Initially, the Soviets tried to replace Christmas with a more appropriate komsomol (youth communist league) related holiday, but, shockingly, this did not take. And by 1928 they had banned Christmas entirely, and Dec. 25 was a normal working day. Then, in 1935,...
  • The Real Roots of American Rage

    12/20/2018 9:25:09 AM PST · by Heartlander · 15 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January/February 2019 Issue | Charles Duhigg
    The Real Roots of American Rage <...>America has always been an angry nation. We are a country born of revolution. Combat—on battlefields, in newspapers, at the ballot box—has been with us from the start. American history is punctuated by episodes in which aggrieved parties have settled their differences not through conversation, but with guns. And yet our political system was cleverly designed to maximize the beneficial effects of anger. The Bill of Rights guarantees that we can argue with one another in the public square, through a free press, and in open court. The separation of powers forces our representatives...

    12/20/2018 5:50:56 AM PST · by SMGFan · 11 replies
    Below are Fair Lines America’s updated 2018 estimates for reapportionment following the 2020 Census. The 2020 reapportionment will allocate congressional representation (and Electoral College votes) for the 50 states from 2022 through 2030. The 2020 Forecast The Upper Midwest and Northeast are expected to see continued migration of representation to the South and West. Texas looks to gain its 6th, 7th, and 8th new members this century as Florida picks up its 5th and 6th. Four western states (Arizona, Colorado, Montana, and Oregon) would expand their delegations while North Carolina may gain the 14th seat it just missed in 2010....
  • Trump's Salary

    12/19/2018 3:04:58 AM PST · by sodpoodle · 11 replies
    email | 12/19/2018 | unknown
    On Friday, the Trump administration released their annual report to Congress on White House Office Personnel. It includes the name, status, salary and position title of all 377 White House employees. The report also said that Trump decided not to take a dime of his salary; instead he donated it to an amazing cause! See below. The report also showed that President Trump is far better at saving money than Obama was. The total annual White House salaries under Trump are $35.8 million vs. $60.9 million under Obama, a savings of $25.1 million. Here are some other key findings: There...
  • Top of mind: 'Justice' is Merriam-Webster's word of the year

    12/17/2018 4:04:12 AM PST · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    MSN/ AP ^ | December 17, 2018
    NEW YORK — Racial justice. Obstruction of justice. Social justice. The Justice Department. Merriam-Webster has chosen "justice" as its 2018 word of the year, driven by the churning news cycle over months and months. The word follows "toxic," picked by Oxford Dictionaries, and "misinformation," plucked by Peter Sokolowski, Merriam-Webster's editor at large, told The Associated Press ahead of Monday's announcement that "justice" consistently bubbled into the top 20 or 30 lookups on the company's website, spiking at times due to specific events but also skating close to the surface for much of the year. While it's one of those...
  • Melania Trump Shimmers in Off-the-Runway Celine Gown for White House Christmas Party

    12/16/2018 1:54:59 PM PST · by KC_Lion · 44 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 December 2018 | John Binder
    First Lady Melania Trump shimmered at the White House Christmas party on Saturday evening, standing alongside President Donald Trump as she greeted guests to the lavish event. Melania Trump welcomed the crowd to the White House — beautifully designed and decorated for Christmas by the First Lady and her staff — in a shimmering sequined white gown by Celine. The evening gown, cut just above the ankle, is from former Creative Director Phoebe Philo’s last runway collection for Celine before she left her post at the French fashion house after leading the brand into fortune for a decade.