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  • Drive-Bys Downplay the Trump Boom After Telling Us the Tax Cut Wouldn’t Work

    01/16/2018 2:45:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Jacksonville, Florida. Bobby, great to have you on the EIB Network. Hello. CALLER: Hey, Rush. Good afternoon. RUSH: Great to have you, Bobby. CALLER: (muffled) Thank you. You know, listening to you and the media saying that for eight years they told us that the new norm was like 0.5% or 1% GDP. Unemployment was supposed to go up. Food stamps. More people were on food stamps. For eight years, we heard about it. Now Trump has been in office for one year and the economy is booming. How can they…? I can’t figure out the media. What do...
  • Pathetic Dems Grill DHS Secretary on Dicky Durbin’s Dirty Words

    01/16/2018 1:13:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Grab sound bite number 21. Kirstjen Nielsen (she’s the director of Homeland Security) testified today before the Senate Judiciary Committee on immigration. She was in the meeting that Durbin claims Trump used that derogatory term to describe countries. She did really, really well today. I have three sound bites. But here’s one. This is an exchange with Patrick “Leaky” Leahy. LEAHY: Did President Trump use this word — or a substantially similar word — to describe citizen countries? NIELSEN: I did not hear that word used. No, sir. LEAHY: I’m not… That’s not the question. Did he use anything...
  • Schumer to Trump: Take Our Deal to Prove You’re Not a Racist

    01/16/2018 12:20:47 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Okay. So we just had a hearing. This is the Senate Judiciary Committee and it’s a hearing on immigration, DACA, so forth and so on. The Homeland Security secretary testifies, and what did the Democrats do? They asked about the language the president used. Is this how they want to use our time? Is this what they really think is important? Grilling the Homeland Security Chief on whether or not the president uttered that word, did anybody else utter any profanity? This hearing has been going on since 12 noon, maybe a little bit before that. Every Democrat, Dicky...
  • Black Protest Has Lost Its Power

    01/16/2018 12:03:43 PM PST · by lowbridge · 29 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 12, 2018 | Shelby Steele
    The NFL protests were not really about injustice. Instead such protests are usually genuflections to today’s victim-focused black identity. Protest is the action arm of this identity. It is not seeking a new and better world; it merely wants documentation that the old racist world still exists. It wants an excuse. For any formerly oppressed group, there will be an expectation that the past will somehow be an excuse for difficulties in the present. This is the expectation behind the NFL protests and the many protests of groups like Black Lives Matter. The near-hysteria around the deaths of Trayvon Martin,...
  • AZ Sen candidate: Your “clean DACA bill” isn’t happening (video)

    01/16/2018 11:50:13 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    Major news outlets are already sounding the alarm about a possible government shutdown, assuming that a “clean” DACA bill is the hill that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi want to die on this week. This may be a real option in their minds, or perhaps it’s just a game of brinksmanship to see what they can get out of President Trump and the GOP leadership. But either way, a flat amnesty package with nothing in return isn’t just “a Trump thing.” The majority of the Republicans aren’t warming up to the idea either. This seems particularly true of Arizona Congresswoman...
  • Editorial: UC Berkeley fails to support undocumented student Luis Mora in time of need

    01/16/2018 11:45:46 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 14 replies
    The Daily Californian (Student Paper) ^ | January 16, 2018 | Editorial Board
    The UC Berkeley administration’s reaction to undocumented junior Luis Mora’s detainment by Border Patrol proves that the campus doesn’t give undocumented students the support they need. Within days of Mora’s detainment on Dec. 30 in San Diego, campus immigrant rights organization Rising Immigrant Scholars through Education, or RISE at Berkeley, launched a massive social media campaign to call for Mora’s release. Now is the time for public action, and the UC Berkeley administration — which has repeatedly expressed support for the undocumented community — should proudly lead the charge. Mora’s detainment isn’t an isolated incident; under President Donald Trump’s administration,...
  • Dear President Trump: Churchill would have been a climate leader

    01/16/2018 11:08:23 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 63 replies
    CNN ^ | January 16, 2018 | By Sir Nicholas Soames
    There could be no starker illustration of the profound differences that exist between Washington and London -- despite alignment on many other issues -- than comments this week by our two leaders on climate change and the environment. For President Trump, the Paris Agreement is a bad deal that will close US businesses -- perhaps even has closed some already. Meanwhile, in London last week, Prime Minister Theresa May was launching the UK's 25-year Plan for Nature. Its flagship pledge is to "leave the environment in a better state than we found it". The evidence is entirely against the world...
  • Comic Book Convention Bans Kevin Sorbo Over Friendship with Hannity

    01/16/2018 9:44:11 AM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | Todd Starnes
    The founder of a popular New Jersey comic book convention reportedly banned famed actor Kevin Sorbo because of his friendship with Sean Hannity. “I turned down Kevin Sorbo for East Coast Comicon,” founder Cliff Galbraith wrote on Facebook. “He’s pals with Sean Hannity. I just can’t do it.” Sorbo, is a popular figure at comic conventions – known for starring in “Hercules.” He is also a devout Christian. And he also happens to be a friend of Hannity. Hannity was the executive producer and financed “Let There Be Light,” a hugely successful faith-based film that starred Sorbo. “I’ve never even...
  • California’s climate fight gets harder soon, and the big culprit is cars

    01/16/2018 9:39:08 AM PST · by ProtectOurFreedom · 48 replies
    San Jose Mercury News ^ | 1/12/18 | Julie Cart
    California is poised to meet its goal to reduce greenhouse gases 33 percent, to 1990 levels, by the year 2020. Its targets for use of more renewable energy by that date are, in some cases, already exceeded. ...hold on tight for what comes next. The state’s overarching plan was intended to ease industry and consumers into a carbon-free future bit by bit; ten years in, the training wheels are off. Emissions-reduction must hit 40 percent by 2030 and twice that by 2050. In 12 years, half the state’s energy must come from renewable sources. 14 million buildings must operate twice...
  • Newly Released Arizona Crime Data Just Shattered a Key Liberal Narrative on Immigration

    01/16/2018 8:30:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | Scott Morefield
    Liberal narratives don’t die easily, but when they do the fall can often be hard and fast. Consider the “myth of the noble illegal immigrant,” an insistence by a Left longing for more Democratic votes and an Establishment Right longing for more cheap labor that illegal immigrants are uber-law-abiding - indeed, are the most law-abiding among us, so law-abiding, in fact, that they could easily teach us Americans something about how to law abide, or something. My Townhall column last month, entitled, “The 'Big Lie' Starts to Crumble as Feds Release Immigrant Crime Data,“ apparently caused an inkling of a stir...
  • Trump to PC: “No More!” (This is great!)

    01/16/2018 7:12:15 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 55 replies
    city-journal.org ^ | Myron Magnet
    Two op-eds in this weekend’s Wall Street Journal and one on this website brilliantly call attention to aspects of the vast political and cultural change, still in its early stages, that is gathering force in this country as inexorably as the spring thaw breaks up a frozen river, first as a trickle and then a torrent. Donald Trump figures in all three stories. He is at once a cause and an effect of the change—the Tea Party movement embodied and in power, and as much a rejection of the existing order of things as the mob that swarmed onto British...
  • Celebrity and the Presidential Dream

    01/16/2018 8:19:06 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | Michael Curtis
    Political ambition in the United States should be made of sterner stuff than that possessed by successful performers who can manipulate and are increasingly manipulating their celebrity for material or political advantage. We know from Hamlet that the theatrical performer in a dream of passion can resemble reality, forcing his soul, with tears in his eyes and broken voice, whose whole function is to get listeners to accept a pretended state of mind. Today, in the U.S., successful performers, celebrities in the entertainment world, are going farther in ambitious efforts to persuade listeners that they have the right stuff for...
  • The Unequal Rules of the Anti-Trump Blame Game

    01/16/2018 8:01:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | Doris O'Brien
    In a memorable scene from the 1986 blockbuster Crocodile Dundee, Paul Hogan and his reporter girlfriend are taking a nighttime "walkabout" in Manhattan when a thug suddenly steps from the shadow and demands their money. Warned that the intruder is brandishing a knife, the cool-as-a-cucumber Dundee says, in his broad Australian accent, "That's nawt a nyfe!" Then, whipping out his own larger, sharper one, he states, "That's a nyfe!" His quip got a big laugh from the audience – and the movie thug got the message. But when President Trump used a similar retort in response to brutal North Korean...
  • This is CNN . . . in 1945

    01/16/2018 6:40:51 AM PST · by Prov1322 · 13 replies
    https://amgreatness.com/ ^ | January 15, 2018 | Victor Davis Hanson
    What if something like CNN and modern communications were around in early 1945? What if the rules of presidential news coverage were then as they are now? And what if such a mythical CNN hated Franklin Delano Roosevelt as much as it despises Donald Trump, then as right-wing as it is now hard left? How would the daily news in a mythical 1945 treat a now-iconic FDR? What would the country have thought of its president? In the manner that we’ve learned that Donald Trump supposedly eats double servings of fast food and gulps down a dozen diet sodas a...
  • Fake News and Toxic Media Bias Are Nothing New – Just Worse

    01/16/2018 6:58:46 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | Peter Barry Chowka
    The mainstream media's coverage of President Donald Trump is unprecedented in its lack of fairness and its constant negativity. It represents the ultimate weaponization of big reporting that's in sync with efforts by the shadow government to mobilize the national security apparatus and the other entrenched Deep State bureaucracies for the purpose of weakening and ultimately taking down the 45th president of the United States. As bad and biased as the reporting is today, it really is nothing new – just more of the same, only much worse. It's become fake news on steroids. The chart below, by Media Tenor...
  • Someone Needs to Sort Out the Tech Idiots on Censorship

    01/16/2018 6:36:01 AM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | Christopher Chantrill
    If you are a conservative, it is easy to believe that the tech giants have it in for conservatives. But what if that isn't true? What if the "Googlers" and the Facebookers and the Twittites are just idiots and don't know any better? I was down in the South Bay Area visiting a young Applite, and it just seemed to me that all these tech guys and the tech H.R. and diversity enforcers are just ordinary mortals, reflexively doing what they think they are supposed to. After all, unless you were an instinctive contrarian, you would have picked up the...
  • Still Looking for Tax Disaster, Democrats Are in for a Surprise

    01/16/2018 6:23:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 16, 2017 | Jack Hellner
    The Democrats and their media allies did everything they could to defeat Trump's tax cuts and reforms. They continually lied to the public in a bid to make them believe that less than half of the taxpayers would actually get cuts and that the bill was meant to benefit only big, rich corporations. Therefore, we got all sorts of articles, obviously fed to journalists by left-wing think-tanks and Democratic politicos, claiming that the tax cuts aren't good or aren't performing as promised. So, two weeks into a ten-year program, we are now hearing whining that all the promises of the...
  • End Judicial Tyranny with One Single Word

    01/16/2018 6:08:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 23 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 16, 2018 | John D. Donaldson
    Since the election of President Trump, we have witnessed a series of rulings by Clinton- and Obama-appointed federal judges to block executive orders (E.O.) related to immigration. In each case, the current system has allowed a single unelected judge to block the actions of a duly elected president who has attempted to exercise the authority conferred upon him by the Constitution and the voters. Such judicial tyranny cannot be tolerated. The only court created by the founders of the Constitution is the Supreme Court (SCOTUS), with all other federal courts established by Congress and administered by the Judicial Branch of...
  • America's army of terror on the Turkish-Syrian border

    01/16/2018 5:48:35 AM PST · by SJackson · 7 replies
    Daily Sabah ^ | 1-16-18
    The U.S. administration is training an army of terrorists in northern Syria in a total breach of the country's territorial integrity and as a direct threat to Turkey's security. In response, Ankara has the right and obligation to take all necessary action to eliminate this threat. From the beginning, Ankara has been opposed to U.S. support to the Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), which is nothing but a cover for the Syrian affiliate of the PKK, which the U.S. and EU have long recognized as a terrorist group. In an email to Daily Sabah, the U.S.-led coalition's Public Affairs Office said...
  • HAVING MISSED THE BOAT, THE PALESTINIAN AUTHORITY IS SINKING

    01/16/2018 5:46:37 AM PST · by SJackson · 9 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | JANUARY 16, 2018 | CHARLES BYBELEZER
    Under pressure, Abbas assumes scorched-earth policy of ripping Trump, calling Israel colonial project. Given the turbulent political climate, one wonders whether Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has any regrets and, if so, if he would gladly roll back time a decade. In 2008, the PA boss was firmly entrenched in Ramallah despite a year earlier having been unceremoniously—that is, violently—ejected by Hamas from Gaza in an internecine war. Nevertheless, the world was seemingly at Abbas' doorstep, his Muqata compound the address where kings, heads of state and a never-ending parade of diplomats flocked to with a view to solving the...