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  • Protesting carbon taxes with the Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests)

    12/13/2018 4:25:11 PM PST · by norwaypinesavage · 1 replies
    Watts Up With That? ^ | 12/13/2018 | Craig Rucker
    The Gilets Jaunes (Yellow Vests) represent a broad cross section of French rural, working and middle classes. They are butchers, bakers and automobile makers. They are the folks who grow the food, drive the trucks, build the buildings and fix what breaks. They are France. They have had enough....Climate taxes on fuel to pay for inefficient, variable wind and solar power and other climate fantasies are wasteful job killers, and the folks in the yellow vests know it. They refuse to redistribute more of what they earn through their long, hard labor … in the name of global warming.
  • Barack Obama receives RFK Human Rights award at NYC gala

    12/13/2018 4:22:45 PM PST · by lowbridge · 10 replies
    abc ^ | December 13, 2018 | SABRINA CASERTA
    Former President Barack Obama was honored with the Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Ripple of Hope Award at a gala in midtown Manhattan Wednesday evening. "I'm not sure if you've heard, but I've been on this hope kick for a while now. Even ran a couple of campaigns on it. Thank you for officially validating my hope credentials," Obama said during his remarks. The organization's president, Kerry Kennedy, presented the award, which celebrates leaders "who have demonstrated a commitment to social change." Past recipients include Bill Clinton, Hillary Clinton, Al Gore, Bono, George Clooneyand Robert De Niro. "If we summon our best selves, we can...
  • NYT op-ed writer Krugman: U.S. part of a new 'axis of evil' with Russia, Saudi Arabia [idiot]

    12/13/2018 3:42:12 PM PST · by jazusamo · 12 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | December 13, 2018 | Douglas Ernst
    Economist Paul Krugman warned of a new “axis of evil” this week that includes Saudi Arabia, Russia, and the U.S. Former President George W. Bush once spoke of Iran, Iraq and North Korea as an “axis of evil” due to the actions of dictatorial regimes, long trains of humanitarian abuses and gulags. The new trifecta of evil, Mr. Krugman says, earn the designation for resisting reports on the severity of climate change. “There’s a new axis of evil: Russia, Saudi Arabia — and the United States,” the New York Times columnist tweeted Monday while sharing a piece by The Washington...
  • President Trump: I've Narrowed My Chief of Staff Search to Five People

    12/13/2018 2:44:26 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2018 | Katie Pavlich
    The search for President Trump's next chief-of-staff continues, but we're getting closer to a decision. Speaking at the White House Thursday afternoon, President Trump said he has narrowed down his choices.  Pres Trump says he's down to 5 candidates for WH Chief of Staff. Calls them "really good ones. Terrific people. Mostly well known." Says they're undergoing interviews. pic.twitter.com/hZIFA8eNx0— Mark Knoller (@markknoller) December 13, 2018 During an interview with Fox News, President Trump said he is still open to ideas about who should replace General John Kelly, but that he's looking for someone who "thinks like him.""I want someone that's...
  • Will Uprisings Thwart Green Central Planners?

    12/13/2018 2:19:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2018 | Veronique de Rugy
    You know you've got a problem when your tax schemes are even being rejected by the French. While there's always a danger in reducing the causes of political unrest to a single issue, the plan to impose yet another regressive $9 billion annual carbon tax proved to be a catalyst for the "yellow vest" protests that are roiling Paris. The nonviolent version of the French carbon-tax revolt is spreading globally, too. Last November, Washington state voters rejected a very well-funded effort to pass the first ballot-approved carbon tax ever. The province of Ontario is suing the Canadian government to block...
  • At the Direction of the President

    12/13/2018 2:05:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2018 | Judge Andrew Napolitano
    Last week, federal prosecutors in Washington and New York filed sentencing memorandums with federal judges in advance of the sentencings of Paul Manafort and Michael Cohen. President Donald Trump's former campaign manager and his former personal lawyer had pleaded guilty to federal crimes, and the memorandums, which are required by the federal rules of criminal procedure, set forth the prosecutors' desired prison sentences for them. Judges rely on these submissions, as well as on those of defense counsel, before making the mathematical calculations that the law requires. Sadly, sentencing today is largely an algorithmic function, dictated by federal sentencing guidelines,...
  • The Fury of the Establishment

    12/13/2018 1:37:33 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    Hell may have no fury like a woman scorned, but scorning the Washington Establishment produces even greater anger. The Establishment's full fury has been unleashed against Donald Trump and is not about to subside until its goal is reached: the removal of the president from office, either through impeachment or defeat in the 2020 election. If there were more than the kitchen sink to throw at Trump, the Establishment would be throwing it. The latest is the hyping of private money paid to two women by Trump's disgraced lawyer, Michael Cohen. The women claim it was money to keep...
  • US appeals court blocks Trump birth control coverage rules

    12/13/2018 1:19:57 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 18 replies
    Associated Press ^ | December 13, 2018 | Sudhin Thanawala
    A U.S. appeals court Thursday blocked rules by the Trump administration allowing more employers to opt out of providing women with no-cost birth control. States were likely to succeed on their claim that the changes to President Barack Obama’s health care law were made without required notice and public comment, a divided, three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said. The panel upheld a preliminary injunction against the rules issued by a lower court judge last year. An email to the Justice Department seeking comment was not immediately returned. Obama’s health care law required most companies to...
  • Jessica Starr, Fox 2 meteorologist, commits suicide at age 35

    12/13/2018 1:15:19 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 106 replies
    New York Post ^ | December 13, 2018 | Alexandra Klausner
    A married mother of two and meteorologist for Fox 2 Detroit died by suicide, the station said Thursday. Jessica Starr, 35, who lived in Novi, Michigan, is survived by her husband, Dan, and her two children, a 5-year-old son named Noah, and a 3-year-old daughter named Riley, the Springfield News-Sun reported. The station did not provide more details about her death. [snip] Prior to her death, Starr spoke out publicly about her recovery from Lasik surgery, which she had done in October. She was out of work for several weeks and struggled with dry eye following the procedure, reported the...
  • Mueller Probe: If Convictions Equal Success, Whitewater Was a Triumph

    12/13/2018 12:44:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2018 | Larry Elder
    President Donald Trump-haters salivated over special counsel Robert Mueller's recent filings on ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Trump former lawyer/"fixer" Michael Cohen. In both cases, Mueller recommends lengthy sentences, having accused them of committing crimes, including, in the case of Cohen, that Trump directed him to violate campaign finance laws in paying off porn star Stormy Daniels and Playboy Playmate Karen McDougal. If true, is it an impeachable offense? In 2013, the Federal Election Commission leveled a $375,000 fine against President Barack Obama's 2008 presidential campaign for failing to properly report almost $2 million in 2008 campaign contributions, along...
  • 2018 Christmas Gift Ideas for Conservatives

    12/13/2018 12:27:45 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Christmas is right around the corner. If you are looking to liven up the day with some conservatism and capitalism, here are some great gift ideas and stocking stuffers. The Capitalist Comeback: The Trump Boom and the Left's Plot to Stop It by Andrew Puzder. Puzder covers the complete history of capitalism in the United States, including the history of the Trump family. This book is a pleasure to read and includes many interesting examples of how liberals have interfered with American capitalism throughout the history of our nation. Economics in One Lesson by Henry Hazlitt. This book is a must-have for...
  • My Strange Apple Watch Charging Problem (Rush’s Smart Watch Tech Alert)

    12/13/2018 11:42:26 AM PST · by goldstategop · 39 replies
    Rush Limbaugh ^ | 12/13/2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The Drive-By Media and willing accomplices sense that the walls are closing in on President Trump and that more and more of the people around him who were there to protect him are abandoning him, which makes them all believe they’re going to have a clear head shot, political head shot at Donald Trump sooner than later. And we’ll get into the weeds of all this stuff in a minute. But I have to share this with you. For you tech people in the audience, I’ve got a stumper for you. I’ve got an Apple Watch. I have two...
  • Southwest Flight Returns to Airport After Human Heart Discovered on Board

    12/13/2018 11:35:58 AM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 58 replies
    ABC 7 Chicago ^ | 12/13/18 | AP
    <p>SEATTLE -- Southwest Airlines says a Dallas-bound flight returned to Seattle last weekend because a human heart was left on board.</p> <p>The Seattle Times reports that Flight 3606 arrived in Seattle from Sacramento, California. Someone forgot to unload the heart before the plane left for Dallas, and the captain announced over Idaho they were turning back.</p>
  • Over 30 cities oppose Trump proposal on immigration benefits

    12/13/2018 11:13:29 AM PST · by artichokegrower · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | 12/11/18 | Rafael Bernal
    A coalition of 32 cities led by New York and Chicago have come out in opposition to a Trump administration proposal that would link welfare and immigration benefits.
  • Comey Continues to Display His Lack of Credibility

    12/13/2018 10:21:58 AM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    Fired former FBI Director James Comey is at it again. Last week, Comey testified before members of the House Judiciary Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. In a single appearance, Comey, on 245 separate occasions, while under oath, stonewalled questions with "I don't know," "I don't remember" or "I don't recall," according to a congressional interrogator, Rep. Jim Jordan. (R-Ohio). If any private citizen tried Comey's gambit with federal IRS auditors or FBI investigators, he would likely be indicted for perjury or obstruction. Why did Comey, the nation's former top-ranking federal investigator, avoid telling "the whole truth...
  • Gary Sinise Flew 1,000 Children of Fallen Soldiers to Disney World for Christmas

    12/13/2018 10:20:12 AM PST · by detective · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 13 Dec 201 | Justin Caruso
    Actor Gary Sinise gave an amazing gift to Gold Star families for Christmas — a trip to Disney World for almost 1,700 family members of fallen soldiers. “Each one of these children who are going on these airplanes have lost a parent in military services—either combat related or illness or unfortunately suicide sometimes,” The Gary Sinise Foundation founder said. “We wanna take care of these kids and make sure they know we don’t forget.” The families took 15 planes and stayed at Disney for five days, The Epoch Times reports.
  • Laura Ingraham: Immigration truths the Democrats deny

    12/13/2018 10:16:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 23, 2018 | Laura Ingraham
    Congressmen and senators are supposed to be fighting for the American people, their constituents. But when Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer pounced on the president at the Oval Office on Tuesday for whom exactly were they fighting? Both the Senate and the House oath of offices are nearly identical. They begin like this: "I do solemnly swear or affirm that I will support and defend the constitution of the United States against all enemies foreign and domestic; that I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same." At this point, are we even sure that Chuck and Nancy took...
  • Democrats Are Fighting to Lose an Argument They Already Won

    12/13/2018 10:15:07 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    If hypocrisy had monetary value we could easily pay off the national debt with the righteous indignation being expressed by Democrats over the so-called revelation that then candidate Donald Trump paid off a couple of women to not tell the world they allegedly had affairs with him 12 years ago. Unfortunately, hypocrisy has no value beyond exposing the people who engage in it, so we’re stuck with $21-plus trillion in debt and a political party desperately trying to lose an argument they’ve already won. I was in college during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, but remember it like it...
  • Samantha Bee Likens Fox Viewers to Nazis, Hints Most Whites Racist(*SDB!)

    12/13/2018 10:07:59 AM PST · by rktman · 41 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 12/13/2018 | Brad Wilmouth
    On Wednesday's Full Frontal show on TBS, liberal comedienne Samantha Bee displayed the latest example of liberals throwing around accusations of racism as she not only suggested that Fox News viewers are Nazi sympathizers, but a segment about alleged voter suppression hinted that most whites are racist because they refuse to vote for Democrats. Early in tne show, Bee took aim at Fox News over the recent launch of FoxNation.com as she suggested that eldery men who write racist comments on Facebook might be interested in the new Fox News platform. Bee: "It's like television, Grandpa, but you get it...
  • America’s corporate boards still dominated by white males, Menendez says

    12/13/2018 10:01:26 AM PST · by GuavaCheesePuff · 34 replies
    Newark Star-Ledger ^ | December 12, 2018 | Jonathan D. Salant
    WASHINGTON — The color of corporate boardrooms in America remains predominantly white, but it’s slowly changing hue. More than half of those sitting in corporate boardrooms in 2017 are white males, 51 percent, according to a survey of the Fortune 100 corporations released Wednesday. A quarter, 25 percent, were women and 21 percent were members of minority groups, the study said. In a 2014 survey, 63 percent of those sitting on corporate boards were white males, 23 percent were women and 18 percent were minorities. The survey was conducted by U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez, who has regularly studied the top...