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  • 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...
  • Mueller Probe: If Convictions Equal Success, Whitewater Was a Triumph

    12/13/2018 12:44:01 PM PST · by Kaslin · 4 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...
  • 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...
  • Laura Ingraham: Immigration truths the Democrats deny

    12/13/2018 10:16:47 AM PST · by jazusamo · 12 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 were stuck with $21-plus trillion in debt and a political party desperately trying to lose an argument theyve already won. I was in college during the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, but remember it like it...
  • John Kerry: Forget Trump. We All Must Act on Climate Change.

    12/13/2018 9:35:33 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 47 replies
    The New York Times ^ | December 13, 2018 | by John F. Kerry
    This week is the third anniversary of the Paris climate agreement. The Trump administration marked it by working with Russia and Gulf oil nations to sideline science and undermine the accord at climate talks underway in Katowice, Poland. While I was in New Delhi this week, where I met with solar energy advocates, a comment made thousands of miles away by the journalist Bob Woodward almost jumped off my iPad: The president, he said, makes decisions often without a factual basis. This isnt a mere personality quirk of the leader of the free world. It is profoundly dangerous for the...
  • Dont Underestimate Dumb Voters Appetite For Idiot Leftist Politicians

    12/13/2018 5:53:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 26 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2018 | Kurt Schlichter
    You should not for a moment fail to appreciate the risk posed to your freedom by left-wing It-Fascists like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Beto ORourke. Theres an undeniable appeal of this kind of Potemkin Politician for the kind of morons that the Democrats count on at the ballot box. Sure, the Nitwit Naf is ridiculously ignorant and dumb she knows nothing and demonstrates no capacity to learn anything. Sure, Tex Kennedy is a meat puppet dancing on the strings held by his masters. But this is the same country where the voters elected Barack Obama, twice. They can absolutely win...
  • Fox News Poll: President Trump ends year two with 46 percent job approval

    12/12/2018 6:44:06 PM PST · by NoLibZone · 68 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 12/12/18 | Dana Blanton
    Donald Trump continues to suffer from upside-down job ratings as his second year as president winds down. In addition, views of the economy remain divided, voters feel the administrations economic policies have not helped them -- and fewer are optimistic about future economic conditions than two years ago, according to the latest Fox News poll. Forty-five percent of voters think the economy will be in better shape a year from now, down from 56 percent who felt that way in December 2016. Although the question has been asked at irregular intervals on the Fox News poll over the past 20...
  • Abolish the Senate and Electoral College? Why Not Tear Up the Constitution?

    12/12/2018 6:28:34 PM PST · by Kaslin · 57 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | T.R. Clancy
    Former Congressman John Dingell, Jr., a partisan Democrat whose immediate family has controlled the same seat in the House of Representatives for 86 years, has some suggestions for fixing Congress. We should abolish the Senate and the Electoral College because they're undemocratic, "despite the constitutional hurdles of doing so." In 2015, Dingell retired from the U.S. House seat he's held since 1955, the seat he inherited from his father, John Dingell, Sr., who first won it in 1932. The seat has passed to John Jr.'s much-younger wife, Rep. Debbie Dingell, who was just re-elected in November. (Full disclosure: For 20...
  • The Swamp Doesnt Get What Trump Did with Chuck and Nancy

    12/12/2018 5:24:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 45 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So the Drive-By Media and others continue to debate the Oval Office meeting yesterday between Chuck and Nancy. Theyre becoming a couple. Chuck and Nancy went to the Oval Office, Chuck and Nancy did this, Chuck and Nancy over there, Chuck and Nancy here. And of course the Drive-Bys think that Chuck and Nancy just hit a grand-slam home run. And many of the Never Trumpers think that Trump just made the biggest mistake in the world by claiming that he would own a shutdown if it ever happened. And that one example I think serves to illustrate one...
  • GOVERNMENT INDICTS HAM SANDWICH: MICHAEL COHEN PLEADS GUILTY

    12/12/2018 4:25:57 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 7 replies
    Ann Coulter Dot Com ^ | 12 Dec 2018 | Ann Coulter
    This week, I will provide readers with a FREE excerpt from Resistance Is Futile!: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind in order to prove that if you'd bought the book two months ago, you'd already understand the rules of the game. Now that Democrats are about to take control of the House, this is the only book you'll need until President Trump is out of office. ** ** ** Boring facts can be used to prove big crimes, but in the case of Trump attorney Michael Cohen's payment to a porn star, what we have is a boring...
  • Dont Let Them Succeed in Their Pursuit to Destroy Donald Trump

    12/12/2018 4:49:20 PM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: So, if you are just tuning in, Michael Cohen, President Trumps former lawyer, fixer, whatever, has just been sentenced to three years in jail, 36 months in prison, federal prison. Primarily because he worked for Donald Trump. Actually, his crimes that hes being sent to prison for, the really bad ones have nothing to do with Trump. He engaged in massive $1.4 million tax fraud, has to make restitution of that. Theres a $500,000 reimbursement hes gotta make to somebody and a $50,000 fine. So hes gonna be sentenced in about three months. Whats he gonna be doing in...
  • Tiresome Drive-Bys All Cover Cohen Sentence the Same Way

    12/12/2018 4:00:08 PM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: You know, folks, it just gets tiresome. I dont know how else to describe it. It just gets tiresome. The Drive-By Media is just beside itself with the sentencing hearing today of Michael Cohen. Theyve got themselves convinced that Michael Cohen being sentenced is the same thing as Donald Trump being sentenced, and so whatever Cohen gets, they think Trump is next in line. Thats how theyre interpreting this. Thats how theyre reporting this. Theyre reporting Cohen saying things like (paraphrasing), Yeah, you know, Trumps right. I was weak. I didnt have the guts to stand up to Trump...
  • An Ethics Lesson for USA Today's 'Queer' Bullies

    12/12/2018 3:42:49 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | MIchelle Malkin
    This week, I did something that USA Today's executive leadership apparently hadn't done lately: I read the newspaper's "principles of ethical conduct for newsrooms." It's pretty highfalutin. The media manifesto of virtue, posted online, applies to all employees "working with any news platform, including newspapers, websites, mobile devices, video, social media channels and live story events." Whether writing online or covering breaking developments, USA Today's journalists are supposedly committed to: --Seeking and reporting the truth in a truthful way. --Serving the public interest. --Exercising fair play. --Acting with integrity. Now, let's compare the lofty rhetoric with low-blow reality. On Sunday,...
  • DOJ Prosecutors Wrongfully Accuse Trump of Campaign Finance Crimes

    12/12/2018 2:13:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 28 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | Marina Medvin
    Federal lawyers prosecuting Michael Cohen in the Southern District of New York have dropped a bombshell in a memorandum they filed with the court this past Friday accusing President Trump of campaign finance crimes.Cohen was Donald Trumps personal lawyer. During Trumps campaign, Cohen paid off two women to remain quiet about disgraceful stories of Donald Trump. Cohen acted to silence the two women by buying rights to their stories on behalf of his client, Cohen explained during his guilty plea. The purpose of the hush-buys, according to prosecutors referencing Cohens statements, was to prevent the story from influencing...
  • The 'International Community' Isn't a Community

    12/12/2018 1:54:17 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2018 | Ben Shapiro
    Very often these days, we hear about the wonderful richness of the international community. Americans are chastised for failing to go along with the international community on climate change; failing to follow the consensus of the international community on health care; failing to mirror the priorities of the international community in foreign policy. But here's the reality: There is no international community. There is merely a group of states motivated by self-interest. Sometimes those self-interests overlap. Other times they don't. But let's not pretend that the international community somehow maintains a sort of collective moral standing merely by dint of...
  • Family breakdown explains social unrest

    12/12/2018 11:55:22 AM PST · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 17 replies
    Star Parker ^ | December 11, 2018 | Star Parker
    Weakening of the family generally occurs in an environment of weakening of religion. As France is gripped by civil disorder, many commentators identify, quite correctly, as the culprit the outsized burden that France's bloated welfare state places on its citizens. According a recent report from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the highest tax burden in the industrialized world is in France 46.1 percent of GDP. In the United States, it is 27 percent, which includes taxes paid at all levels of government federal, state and local. Welfare state spending in France is 32 percent of GDP,...