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  • Reminder: No profanity, no racism, no personal attacks, no threats, no violence, etc.

    12/18/2018 2:11:53 PM PST · by Jim Robinson · 210 replies
    by Jim Robinson
    Some of this is starting to creep into our forum again, hence the reminder. Debate the issues all you want, but please don't make it personal. Keep it clean, above board and above belt. Also, whether pro or con, keep the q stuff off our regular forum threads. Post it on the q thread in chat/conspiracy. But again, keep it clean, don't make it personal, no name calling, no attacks, no threats, no violence. Don't be a TROLL. Stay on topic, don't flame, don't engage in flamewars, feuds, cross-thread arguments, stalking or harassment. If you don't like the subject or...
  • The new Title IX rules, while imperfect, are an improvement

    11/17/2018 3:02:00 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies ^ | November 17, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    A draft of the new Title IX rules from the Department of Education was circulated a couple of months ago and they predictably had progressive groups setting their hair on fire. The final version has now been rolled out and, while there were some minor (but troubling) changes made, those same groups aren’t going to be any happier. The days of kangaroo courts hearing questions of criminal law at schools where cases of sexual assault or harassment are concerned won’t be ending entirely, but they will be decidedly more fair to all parties concerned. (Reason) This guidance will replace an...
  • Conundrum

    07/15/2018 3:07:17 AM PDT · by sodpoodle · 7 replies
    email from a friend | 7/15/2018 | unknown
    Conundrum............... "A gun is like a parachute. If you need one, and don't have one. You'll probably never need one again." The definition of the word Conundrum is: something that is puzzling or confusing. Here are six Conundrums of Socialism in the United States of America..... 1. America is capitalist and greedy - yet half of the population is subsidized! 2. Half of the population is subsidized - yet they think they are victims! 3. They think they are victims - yet their representatives run the government! 4. Their representatives run the government - yet the poor keep getting poorer!...
  • Baseball shifts are as bad as Free Speech?

    06/23/2018 4:25:05 AM PDT · by a little elbow grease · 206 replies ^ | 6/23/2018 | a little elbow grease
    There is a haunting stirring in the baseball community to establish that fielders defensive shifts should be against the rules. From MLB's New Commissioner Is Open To Banning Defensive Shifts To Increase Scoring Here's A Simple Way To Do It. Does this seem to anyone else as more than heavy-handed, almost totalitarian??? Do you suppose that they also will want to impel OUTFIELDERS NOT TO SHIFT, play deeper in the outfield when a power hitter comes to the plate?Do they suppose to suggest that when a sacrifice bunt is most likely about to be attempted, that the first...
  • Judge Rules Trump Must Sit For Deposition In Defamation Lawsuit

    06/05/2018 7:20:59 PM PDT · by Enlightened1 · 72 replies
    The Hill ^ | 06/05/18 | Max Greenwood
    President Trump must be deposed in a defamation lawsuit brought last year by a former contestant on "The Apprentice," a judge in Manhattan ruled Tuesday. In a court order, Judge Jennifer Schechter set a Jan. 31, 2019, deadline for both parties to be deposed in the lawsuit, the New York Post reported. The parties also now face a July 13 deadline to issue requests for documents in the case. The lawsuit brought by Summer Zervos, a former contestant on "The Apprentice," alleges that Trump defamed her by publicly claiming she had fabricated claims that Trump groped and kissed her without...
  • West Virginia Primary Senate Race

    05/07/2018 11:01:09 AM PDT · by rovenstinez · 55 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | May 7, 2018 | rovenstinez
    Republicans are panicking as internal polls show Don Blankenship, a coal baron who spent time in jail for a mining disaster that killed 29 workers, surging into the lead in the West Virginia Senate GOP primary over Attorney General Patrick Morrissey and Congressman Evan Jenkins.
  • THE WORST PRODUCT EVER MADE (Bob Allen Shoe Top Muzzle Rest)

    04/08/2018 12:50:07 PM PDT · by InABunkerUnderSF · 40 replies
    Hands Down the Dumbest Product we have ever seen. The Allen Company Shoe-top Barrel rest breaks 3/4 of the firearm safety rules. 1.) Treat Every gun as though its loaded 3.) Do not let your muzzle cover anything you do not wish to destroy 4.) Know your target; its foreground and its background. This product is an abomination, we are going to test to see how it does.
  • The 40 Iron Laws of Politics in America

    02/04/2018 4:50:08 AM PST · by Kaslin · 37 replies ^ | February 4, 2018 | John Hawkins
    1) Liberals care much more about policies that make them feel good about themselves than they do about policies that actually make life better for people. 2) That person in politics being compared to Hitler is really not very much like Hitler at all. 3) The bigger government gets, the worse it serves the people. 4) While they are in office, all Republican Presidents will be portrayed by the Left as either evil, crazy, racist, stupid or some combination thereof. 5) For every actual racist act and comment in politics, there are 500 people being falsely called bigots because Democrats...
  • In Final-Hour Order, Court Rules That Alabama Can Destroy Digital Voting Records After All

    12/12/2017 8:11:01 PM PST · by Enlightened1 · 47 replies
    Gizmo ^ | 12/11/17 | Connor Sheets
    Alabama is allowed to destroy digital voting records created at the polls during today's U.S. Senate election after all. At 1:36 p.m. Monday, a Montgomery County Circuit Court judge issued an order directing Alabama election officials to preserve all digital ballot images created at polling places across the state today. But at 4:32 p.m. Monday, attorneys for Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill and Ed Packard, the state administrator of elections, filed an "emergency motion to stay" that order, which the state Supreme Court granted minutes after Merrill and Packard's motion was filed. By granting the stay, the court effectively...
  • What is the danger that Roy Moore poses to the Senate GOP?

    11/22/2017 4:03:27 AM PST · by smileyface · 44 replies
    The American Spectator ^ | Nov 22, 2017 | Elfego Baca
    ...Judge Roy Moore will do what is right for Alabama and for America. And when Majority Leader McConnell calls for a unanimous vote to declare the Senate to be in a Pro Forma Session, Senator Moore will not mislabel it. If Congress is in recess, and no serious business is being conducted, he will vote to call it a recess. You see, Congress has these pro forma sessions that pretend Congress is still in session so the President cannot make any recess appointments to any position. But I suspect the key to these votes is that they have been unanimous....
  • Always Do More of What the Media Forbids

    07/26/2017 5:15:45 PM PDT · by Twotone · 2 replies
    American Spectator ^ | July 26,2017 | George Neumayr
    The criticism of any Republican almost always grows in proportion to his effectiveness. One of the medias principal missions is to serve as a dispensary of unsolicited and destructive advice to the GOP. And until Trump came along, the stupid party usually took it. Trump won not in spite of his utter indifference to the medias self-serving counsel but because of it. If a Republican candidate follows the medias advice, he typically loses; if a Republican in office takes the medias advice, he governs fecklessly, makes no meaningful gains, and loses re-election. Always do more of what the media forbids;...
  • Trump Is At Least Changing One Thing in Washington by Rolling Back the Regulatory State

    07/21/2017 7:41:27 AM PDT · by davikkm · 9 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    President Trump is at least changing one thing in Washington DC. He is rolling back the regulatory state that has grown and grown over the eight years of the Obama administration. And this is indeed making America great again. Make no mistake. The Trump administration has claimed that it shelved 860 federal regulations its first six months in office, slowing new rules and finally reducing the governments role in the economy. A new report released Thursday morning detailed how the administration has reduced economically reductive regulations by half, dropping by 40 percent other rules that would have had a significant...
  • The real reason the Republican Senate isn't repealing Obamacare.

    07/10/2017 6:01:41 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 98 replies
    Republicans pretend that they are powerless to do more about the great ship Obamacare than to change the fuel on which it runs and rearrange its deck chairs never mind to sink it. Because they lack 60 votes to stop unlimited debate, they claim to be unable to vote even on whether to allow health insurance to be sold across state lines. They pretend to believe that fidelity to unlimited debate in the Senate trumps the importance of our health care system. But the reason why they prop up Obamacare rather than tearing it down is that they are...
  • mod removed

    05/30/2017 7:22:16 PM PDT · by dontreadthis · 7 replies
    Mod removed post> EXCLUSIVE: Attorney To File Lawsuit In Seth Rich Murder Mystery reason given: search and sidebars still work could not find it in either place
  • Dowd: Muslim Persecution In U.S. Bigger Problem Than Christian Persecution by ISIS

    05/12/2017 12:06:36 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 87 replies ^ | May 12, 2017 | Kristine Marsh
    nce again, ABC’s Matthew Dowd has proved that even Twitter can’t keep him from saying something so stupid in so few words. Responding to FNC’s Shannon Bream tweet announcing that she was going to be talking to Franklin Graham about the increasing persecution of Christians across the world, Dowd bitterly brought up anti-Muslim “persecution” in the United States as the real issue we should be talking about. ABC’s chief political analyst and a self described “Catholic” bitterly slammed the idea that Christians are persecuted across the world, calling Muslim “persecution” in the United States, a “bigger issue” and “bigger problem.”...
  • Objection to committees to meet

    05/10/2017 9:10:38 AM PDT · by HarleyLady27 · 24 replies
    U.S. Senate Democrats ^ | May 10, 2017 | U.S. Senate Democrats
    Senator McConnell asked unanimous consent to allow committees to meet during todays session of the Senate. Senator Durbin objected because of the decision last night by the President of the United States to terminate the Director of the FBI and the questions that its raised. Barring further action, committees have until 11:30am to meet. (From what I seen happen was the Democrats left the Senate Room and Senator McConnell said they can't do business unless they have the votes to continue to do so, the Democrats are upset over what happened with Comey)
  • Repeal Obamacare and replace with freedom. Change House and Senate rules to do so if necessary!

    03/27/2017 12:52:30 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 147 replies
    "Prior to this year, the House voted to repeal Obamacare more than 50 times ---when it was clear that President Obama would veto the bill. The problem we are facing is that some of the people who voted for repeal 50 times will not vote for repeal when it counts, when it is "our moment in time," with Republicans in control of Congress and the presidency." --Rep Dave Brat "This has been my complaint since before Obamacare became law. Nothing Ive seen addresses the problem of increased costs of medical care. All these bills just shift the rising costs from...
  • Trump agency heads already rolling back Obama-era rules on their own

    03/08/2017 3:26:46 PM PST · by jazusamo · 17 replies
    Fox News ^ | March 8, 2017 | Adam Shaw
    President Trumps newly installed agency heads are starting to take a lead role unraveling a web of Obama-era regulations, acting alongside congressional Republicans and the president himself to roll back rules they claim hurt business or simply go too far. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke was the latest to peel back red tape. On his first day of work, for which he arrived Teddy Roosevelt-style on horseback, Zinke ended a ban on lead bullets and fishing tackle on federal lands and water. The ban was imposed to protect animals from lead poisoning, but had been criticized by the National Rifle Association...
  • Report: Trump Halted $181 Billion in Regulatory Costs on First Day in Office

    01/31/2017 2:46:44 AM PST · by markomalley · 32 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 1/31/17 | Elizabeth Harrington
    In one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump effectively halted nearly $200 billion worth of regulations, according to a new analysis.President Trump has taken aggressive action to curb regulations in his first week, promising to cut 75 percent or "maybe more," and signing an executive order Monday to cut two regulations from the books when every new rule is introduced.The first move came in the form of a memo to all federal agencies from Chief of Staff Reince Priebus, freezing all recently finalized and pending regulations. The American Action Forum, a center-right policy institute, found the action resulted...
  • You have a few days left to dodge this 50 percent tax bill

    12/28/2016 3:01:42 PM PST · by Libloather · 75 replies
    MSN ^ | 12/28/16 | Kelli B. Grant
    Nearly a third of retirees are playing chicken with one of the steepest tax penalties out there and they are running out of time. IRS rules on so-called required minimum distributions generally kick in once you reach age 70. For 401(k)s and other defined contribution plans, it's either when you turn 70. or you retire, whichever is later. If you've inherited an IRA, you might also be subject to RMDs, even if your own retirement is years away. How much you need to take is usually based on the account balance at the end of the previous year, and...