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  • Before ObamaCare, McCain Tried To Save Another Unpopular Health Law From Repeal

    09/26/2017 3:51:33 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer · 1 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 9/25/2017 | John Merline
    In what will likely be one of the final acts of his career as a Senator, John McCain may have scuttled the last chance to repeal ObamaCare, a law that he voted against, that was sold to the public on false pretenses, was widely disliked, and that he and his fellow Republicans had promised for seven years to repeal the first chance they got. McCain says he wants ObamaCare repealed, but only if it's done through "regular order." Nearly 30 years ago, however, that wasn't the excuse McCain gave in his battle to protect another unpopular health law targeted for...
  • Now Trump Is Being Attacked For What He Didn't Tweet About

    09/26/2017 3:47:36 AM PDT · by IBD editorial writer
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | 9/25/2017 | Staff
    Bias: The mainstream press paid little attention to the devastation in Puerto Rico all weekend. Then they noticed that President Trump hadn't tweeted about it since Thursday. Now that they can attack Trump, they suddenly care. On Monday, headlines everywhere all made the same exact point: "While Trump Tweeted About Sports All Weekend, Puerto Rico Dealt With 'Apocalyptic' Hurricane Damage" "Trump ignores Puerto Rico's devastation to tweet about the NFL" "Trump Keeps Tweeting About NFL Protests While Largely Ignoring Puerto Rico" "Can Trump Stop Feuding With NFL Athletes & Pay Attention To Puerto Rico?" "Lawmakers condemn President Trump for silence...

    09/25/2017 10:52:41 PM PDT · by TBP · 17 replies
    Michael Savage's website ^ | September 25, 2017 | Michael Savage
    President Trump says players who protested the National Anthem being played before games should be fired from their teams over the weekend, and the whole world exploded. Yesterday, America was treated to NFL players taking a knee, or sitting or locking arms while the national anthem was being played in protest of what the President said. Well, guess what? They weren’t protesting a President, they were giving a big middle finger to the country. That flag and that song should be a unifying moment, a moment to say ‘no matter what differences we have, we are all American, and it’s...
  • Donald Trump attacked what makes America great

    09/25/2017 10:32:22 PM PDT · by TBP · 38 replies
    New York Post ^ | September 25, 2017 | Joel Sherman
    Then let’s stop politicizing sports by even playing the national anthem or “God Bless America” before or during the games. How bizarre would it be if each day you showed up at work as a plumber or truck driver or lawyer and you first had to stand for the national anthem? Also, when exactly did how we behave during a national anthem become a litmus test on our patriotism? I mean, if I stand but don’t put my hand over my heart, am I less patriotic than the guy next to me who does? How about if he puts his...
  • The many faces of Roger Goodell

    09/25/2017 10:10:41 PM PDT · by TBP · 10 replies
    The New York Post ^ | September 25, 2017 | Phil Mushnick
    Roger Goodell is a transparent, pandering phony. Now he supports those selectively outraged players who refuse to stand during the national anthem. In 2015, Goodell’s NFL was revealed to have allowed teams take $5.4 million in Department of Defense money to perform patriotic pregame shows. Perhaps it’s time for all right-headed sports fans to take a knee during the anthem, to let both selectively outraged sides know they’re sick of it all, that the politicization of sports — the exploitation of sports to provide “a platform” — is driving them down and out.
  • Why the world needs capitalism

    09/25/2017 7:14:56 PM PDT · by SJackson · 6 replies
    September/October, 2017 ^ | 9-25-17 | John Silveira
    Our friend, O.E. MacDougal, came to visit us at Backwoods Home Magazine and to fish the rivers and the coast of southwestern Oregon. It was going to be a long, relaxing Fourth of July weekend for him. Mac, as we call him, is Dave Duffy’s poker-playing friend from Southern California, and Dave, of course, is the publisher of this magazine. Whether or not communism, socialism, and fascism have any success depends on how they deal with capitalism. I was at my desk thinking about some things while half listening to them as they sat at the editorial table in the...
  • NFL - Let's start a movement!

    09/25/2017 3:08:18 PM PDT · by Baynative · 34 replies
    Rational Equality ^ | 9/25/17 | Baynative
    NFL players who disrespect our nation's flag and National Anthem are claiming it is a protest about equality and they have to do this because they are not being heard. I say we stand with them by demanding that the US Department of Labor and EEOC enforce all existing employment and affirmative action rules on the businesses that participate in the NFL to make sure that their respective employee demographics reflect the US population by the end of the 2018-19 season.
  • Racism is Rife in English Football With Over 350 Incidents From the Premier League to Grassroots . .

    09/25/2017 11:30:23 AM PDT · by LRoggy · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3/23/2015 | Tom White
    Racism is widespread in English football with police having to deal with hundreds of incidents from the top of the game right down to grassroots level, an investigation has revealed. It also revealed that Chelsea supporters have been involved in the highest number of reported racist incidents as they travelled to and from matches on trains. The information, gathered from 24 police forces across the country, shows there have been over 350 incidents since 2012. But as that only accounts for around half the police forces in the country, the actual figure is likely to be much higher. The charity...
  • Fighting Fire with Fire: A Republican Finally Co-opts Alinsky's Rules for Radicals

    09/25/2017 10:38:26 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 25, 2017 | Brian C. Joondeph
    Saul Alinsky’s Rules for Radicals is considered the bible for the left, the Democrat Party playbook. Hillary Clinton wrote her college thesis on Alinsky’s book. Barack Obama is a disciple of this guide for community organizing. The reality is that the “Rules” are applicable to any political cause or movement, not just one on the left side of the political spectrum. I kept hearing about this book and decided to read it for myself. Wearing a tin foil hat with a clove of garlic around my neck, I ventured to the dark side and opened the book. I found Alinsky’s...
  • Chelsea Handler calls Ben Carson a 'black white supremacist,' (trunc)

    09/25/2017 9:14:53 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 34 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | September 15, 2017 | Emily Jashinsky
    In a preview clip from Friday's edition of her Netflix show, comedian Chelsea Handler strung together three minutes worth of jokes about the Trump administration being racist that included some strange claims.Handler's show, which can actually be entertaining, often blends news and comedy in a fashion not dissimilar to what's done on "The Daily Show" or "Saturday Night Live's" Weekend Update segment. In fact, the clip released ahead of Friday's episode follows those formats pretty closely.The segment is supposed to function as a darkly humorous explainer on various kinds of racism in modern America. As Handler tackled the Ku Klux...
  • Tonight’s the Night: Can Fox News Get Its Mojo Back?

    09/25/2017 8:30:41 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 74 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | September 25, 2017 | Peter Barry Chowka
    Tonight, Fox News will begin to take the first steps in an attempt to undo the damage to its brand caused by over a year’s worth of bad news and poor decisions. The cable channel’s strongest on air personality, Sean Hannity, will be shifted to the center of prime time and its weakest show, The Five, will be banished from the evening schedule. These and other moves are setting the stage for the biggest battle yet in the cable news wars involving FNC, CNN, and MSNBC. For the past fifteen months, Fox News has been in trouble. In July 2016,...
  • Here’s My Dream: Deport the Illegal Alien “Nightmares”

    09/25/2017 7:37:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2017 | Arthur Schaper
    Last week, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and uber-liberal Congresswoman Barbara Lee held a press conference with fellow open-border and amnesty advocates. They wanted to discuss their proposed legislative deal to grant legal status to the 800,000 DACA recipients who are losing that status following President Trump’s executive order to phase out the program. Suddenly, a small crowd of irate illegal alien youth crowded the stage, stole the show, and demanded complete amnesty for all illegals in the country: not just for themselves, but for their parents, their siblings, for anyone else who has broken into this country. Pelosi lost...
  • Will Courts Defend Free Speech -- Or Forced Speech To Promote A Political Agenda?

    09/25/2017 7:24:05 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 3 replies
    Forbes ^ | September 25, 2017 | George Leef
    One of the great liberal (in the true sense of the word) decisions by the Supreme Court is West Virginia Board of Education v. Barnette, the 1943 case where the justices struck down a law that forced school children of the Jehovah’s Witness faith to salute the flag and recite the Pledge of Allegiance or face punishment for declining to do so. [...] Today’s “liberals” have forgotten the wisdom of Barnette. They care little about liberty and instead desire to impose their ideas by force. We see their authoritarianism popping up all around, and one place is mandatory speech. A...
  • Greedy Capitalists Didn’t Rape Venezuela, Greedy Socialists Did

    09/25/2017 6:37:42 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 35 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2017 | Susan Stamper Brown
    “From the Soviet Union to Cuba, Venezuela, wherever socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish, devastation and failure. Those who preach the tenets of these discredited ideologies only contribute to the continued suffering of the people who live under these cruel systems…”– President Donald Trump, Sept. 19.A big takeaway from my prior years in ministry is that things aren’t always as they seem. Sometimes people hide dark secrets behind nice smiles and happy faces. Here in the U.S., gobs of sorely misinformed people fantasize about the pie-in-the-sky idea of socialism, having no idea all it does is...
  • Relentless Left, Retreating Republicans

    09/25/2017 5:35:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2017 | Allen West
    Well, here we are in that last possible moment for healthcare reform under budget reconciliation. That simply means the GOP controlled Senate has until the end of this month, just a few days, to come to a consensus on a healthcare reform legislation that owns up to their promise. They had promised to repeal and replace Obamacare for, what, seven years or so? They had stated they just needed the House of Representatives…done. Then they decried, we need to have the US Senate…granted. Then they pleaded, please give us the White House…trifecta. And then Senate Majority Leader, Mitch McConnell of...
  • Conservative, Inc., Is Being Replaced By Us Militant NormalsConservative, Inc.,

    09/25/2017 4:44:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 25, 2017 | Kurt Schlichter
    I guess now we’re not supposed to be fighting culture wars anymore – man, it’s so hard to keep up with these ever-changing new rules! I’m old enough to remember way back to 2016, before Trump got nominated, and I could have sworn Conservative Inc., was gung-ho for the whole culture war thing. But then Trump actually fought it, taking on the big, soft target that is the spoiled, semi-literate athletes who like to rub their contempt for the flag we love in our faces in the guise of woke wokedness. Now we suddenly discover that fighting back is horribly...
  • The Nail in the NFL’s Coffin

    09/25/2017 4:29:37 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 59 replies
    When NFL players began taking knees and raising Black Panther fists during games last year, the NFL had to take swift action.  It failed.The result is that football has now become politicized, handing the Left another victory in the culture wars.  The news behind the news, however, is where the story gets even more depressing.Nobody in their right minds objects to freedom of speech. That is, except UC Berkeley, but the university and its students clear have no actual minds to be right in.   However, there are strategic decisions that guides when that speech will be the most effective. Any...
  • 'Nero' at the 'Petting Zoo': Joy Reid Claims 'Puerto Rico Is Trump's Katrina'

    09/24/2017 7:17:20 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | September 24, 2017 | Tim Graham
    In case you didn’t get enough MSNBC on TV, you can check out Joy Reid on The Daily Beast with a wild and woolly editorial headlined: “Puerto Rico Is Trump's Katrina: President Donald Trump … does not care … about brown and black people.” (Ellipses in the original.) At least it was marked “OPINION.” It also had the unsubtle subheadline “NERO.” Reid began with the usual flourish: As a dam cracked in Puerto Rico, spreading fear across an already devastated island, Donald Trump was in Alabama, calling a black former NFL player a “son-of-a-bitch.” During a 90-minute rant that veered...
  • Part II: Why the NFL Is a Product I Refuse to Purchase any Longer

    09/24/2017 5:50:52 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | September 24, 2017 | Steve Sheldon
    Last week I wrote a piece about my unwillingness to “purchase” the NFL “product” any longer. Apparently, I hit a nerve…..with a sledge hammer. It is difficult to state everything that one is thinking in a short column, so this is an attempt to add some additional points and clarify some previous ones. Before I go further, I would like to extend a heartfelt “Thank You” to everyone who read and shared the piece and even more, took the time to make a sincere comment about the topic. It is a blessing to have a platform allowing me to state...
  • How this entrepreneur went from a crack addict to a self-made multimillionaire

    09/24/2017 2:08:25 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 71 replies
    CNBC ^ | September 24, 2017 | Jane Wells
    Mike Lindell says there aren't many crack addicts who've become successful, but he's one of them. "It can be done, people," he laughed. The self-made multimillionaire and infomercial superstar created the MyPillow empire from scratch in 2004. He did it while addicted to drugs. "People say all the time that's one of the biggest miracles ever." He's been clean and sober for over eight years, but his path from rags to riches — and almost back to rags — is an amazing American success story. It is also one long, strange trip. From college dropout to aspiring entrepreneurMyPillow is located...