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  • How Bill Kristol Closed the Conservative Mind

    12/18/2018 10:32:49 PM PST · by Forgotten Amendments · 21 replies
    THE AMERICAN CONSERVATIVE ^ | 12/18/2018 | Jack Hunter
    ďKristol was trying to remake the Republican Party,Ē Carlson says. A significant part of Kristolís GOP makeover project was portraying antiwar conservatives as heretics. Carlson recounts, ďYears later, writer Philip Weiss described a conversation he had with Kristol in which this [remaking the GOP] became explicit. There are Republicans, Kristol told Weiss, Ďof whom I disapprove so much that I wonít appear with them. That Iíve encouraged that they be expelled or not welcomed into the Republican Party.íĒ ďíIíd be happy if Ron Paul left and ran as a third party candidate. I was very happy when Pat Buchanan was...
  • Why Biden, Bernie and Beto Shouldnít Get Cocky

    12/18/2018 5:12:28 PM PST · by Sub-Driver · 17 replies
    Why Biden, Bernie and Beto Shouldnít Get Cocky Polls and predictions this far ahead of November 2020 arenít worth much. By Frank Bruni Opinion Columnist Dec. 18, 2018 Promise me something: Over the coming weeks, whenever you hear a pundit or read a poll on the subject of who the 2020 Democratic nominee might be, youíll flash back four years. Youíll remember predictions about the Republican nominee at this same point before the 2016 election. Republicans then were in a situation similar to the one that Democrats are in now. More than a dozen candidates were poised to run. And...
  • Donald Trumpís Anti-Semitism ProblemóAnd Ours [an Oct Weekly Standard article]

    12/18/2018 3:51:42 PM PST · by rintintin · 35 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Oct 29 2018 | Charles J Sykes
    Trumpism (if not Trump himself) has given oxygen to some of the ugliest impulses among us. Near the end of his 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump laid out his theory of a vast globalist conspiracy. ďHillary Clinton meets in secret with international banks to plot the destruction of U.S. sovereignty in order to enrich these global financial powers, her special interest friends and her donors,Ē Trump said. ďItís a global power structure that is responsible for the economic decisions that have robbed our working class, stripped our country of its wealth, and put that money into the pockets of a...
  • USA Today Pushes Amputations for Transgenders With Zero Space for Dissent

    12/18/2018 4:33:18 PM PST · by Kaslin · 68 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | December 18, 2018 | Tim Graham
    The dominant story on the front page of Tuesday‚Äôs USA Today was incredibly one-sided on ‚Äútransgender equality.‚ÄĚ Above and below a picture of trans man Grayson Russo were the headlines ‚ÄúSome Americans are denied ‚Äėlifesaving‚Äô health care / Because they identify as transgender.‚ÄĚ Right under the headline is a large pull quote to add to the theme: ‚ÄúThese are lifesaving procedures, and to deny somebody a lifesaving procedure is malpractice,‚ÄĚ announced Johanna Olson-Kennedy, director of the Center for Transyouth Health and Development at Children‚Äôs Hospital Los Angeles. Inside the story she added "It's incredibly problematic to put your own feelings...
  • Nobody in Washington Wants Trumpís Wall

    12/18/2018 3:44:56 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Now, about the wall funding, thereís news on that, and it isnítÖ (sigh) It isnít good. Sarah Sanders apparently said today that the Trump administration is willing to take less than $5 billion in order to get the wall built. Of course, thereís nobody in that town that wants it. Weíre always talking about Pelosi and Chuck. You know, Chuck and Nancy. Nobody wants the wall. There isnít a single person, and the reason they donít want the wall is because they donít want Trump to get it. Itís that simple. It has nothing to do with the issue...
  • Rushís Running Commentary on the Flynn Sentencing Hearing

    12/18/2018 3:07:30 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: No, no, the bottom line is that Flynn wants this guilty plea. Heís told a judge. He and his lawyers have told the judge. The judge has offered them an opportunity to go a different route here, and Flynn doesnít want to go the different route. So, Flynn not wanting to go the different route is gonna be a very determinative factor here in the sentencing, which has yet to happen. The judge is telling Flynn that, you know, this is a very bad thing you did here. You lied to the FBI while youíre in the White House....
  • Beltway Panic Over Obamacare Ruling

    12/18/2018 2:28:09 PM PST · by Kaslin · 16 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: The judgeís ruling on Obamacare. I have to assume that got discussed here yesterday. (interruption) You donít know? (interruption) Oh, thatís right. None of you were here for the guest host. (interruption) The guest host came from the igloo, yesterday. (interruption) Okay, thatís right. You know what I donít get? (interruption) He did not discuss it? Okay. I have just been told that it was not discussed. This is so simple to me, and the fact that itís so simple and yet what is so simple and obvious is being ignored, is all that you need to know about...
  • Liberals Release Bogus Study on Russian Social Media Meddling

    12/18/2018 2:07:22 PM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: There was a big ballyhooed study that was released I think over the weekend. It was released by Oxford University Computational Propaganda Project, and it argued that fake accounts adds and tweets all clearly sought to benefit the Republican Party and specifically Donald Trump. It was the first weíve ever heard of this. Itís late arriving in this whole godforsaken story, and they have this report that theyíve analyzed all kinds of things all over social media, and guess what we found at the Oxford University Computational Propaganda Project? We found Russians everywhere! We found Russian fake accounts, we...
  • How Trump Should Approach the Next Two Years

    12/18/2018 1:54:16 PM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Let me grab an audio sound bite or two because this one fits in here, sound bites one and two. Play one and two. This was last Saturday in the United Kingdom, in Great Britain over on the BBC, the title of the program, Dateline London. The host is a guy named Sean Lee. Heís talking to a former TIME Magazine London bureau chief, whose name is Dr. Jef McAllister, and theyíre talking about the Russia investigation and President Trump. To set things up, here is the host, Sean Lee, asking about Americans support for President Trump. He canít...
  • My Photos of the White House Christmas Decorations

    12/18/2018 1:39:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I was at the White House for a Christmas reception, and (chuckles) I got an email, ďRush, I thought they canceled the media party.Ē They did. ďWell, then what were you doing there?Ē Iím not the media that was canceled. Anyway, I took some pictures. I didnít have much free time. But I stole away from people, and I whipped out my iPhone XS Max ó which has one of the greatest smartphone cameras made in the world today ó and I snapped some pictures of the decorations. My first White House Christmas party of any was during the...
  • Is Disneyís $15 Minimum Wage Hike a Help or a Hoax?

    12/18/2018 11:32:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Carl Jackson
    Did you know that the average family income for a minimum-wage worker is over $50K a year? How about that the vast majority of minimum wage workers are second, third and fourth earners in their families and not the primary earners as leftists often claim? In other words, a spouse or child is simply supplementing the income of the primary earner in most cases. Furthermore, did you know that two-thirds of minimum wage jobs are occupied by workers between 16 and 24 years of age who are first time inexperienced and unskilled labor? Additionally, has anyone ever told you that...
  • Can America Fight Two Cold Wars at Once?

    12/18/2018 11:07:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 18 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    Kim Jong Un, angered by the newest U.S. sanctions, is warning that North Korea's commitment to denuclearization could be imperiled and we could be headed for "exchanges of fire." Iran, warns Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, is testing ballistic missiles that are forbidden to them by the U.N. Security Council. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has warned that, within days, he will launch a military thrust against U.S.-backed Kurdish forces in northern Syria, regarding them as allies of the PKK terrorist organization inside Turkey. Vladimir Putin just flew two Tu-160 nuclear capable bombers to Venezuela. Ukraine claims Russia is amassing...
  • Media Against Ohioís ĎHeartbeat Billí Send Unintentional Pro-Life Message

    12/18/2018 9:33:57 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Katie Yoder
    Many media commentators are warning readers about a new Ohio bill because it could prevent women from obtaining abortions before they know they‚Äôre pregnant. But in the process of doing so, they‚Äôre making a pro-life message go viral: Abortion stops a beating heart.On Dec. 12, the Ohio Senate made national headlines for approving abortion legislation, known as the ‚Äúheartbeat bill‚ÄĚ or H.B. 258, which would ban the abortion of unborn babies with a detectable heartbeat. Republican Gov. John Kasich has promised to veto the bill ‚Äď which resembles one he vetoed in 2016. But that didn‚Äôt keep the media, from...
  • And Now the Boy Scouts

    12/18/2018 8:04:09 AM PST · by Kaslin · 36 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Cal Thomas
    The erosion of what many Americans once believed were the foundations of our country continues apace. They include, but are not limited to, overspending and debt (personal and national), never-ending wars, uncontrolled borders leading to massive immigration with no time for or expectation of assimilation and political divisions that grow wider by the day. It's now the Boy Scouts of America's turn to join the parade. The organization, which began in 1910 to, according to its website, "...train youth in responsible citizenship, character development and self-reliance" so they become honest men, worthy of admiration and respect, is now in danger...
  • Gregg Jarrett: James Comey may be the only one who believes the stories heís selling

    12/18/2018 7:44:24 AM PST · by jazusamo · 11 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 18, 2018 | Gregg Jarrett
    Only an audacious and arrogant man accuses others of lying when he is guilty of the same. James Comey, the fired Director of the FBI, stood in front of the television cameras on Monday to accuse President Trump of ďlying about the FBI, attacking the FBI, and attacking the rule of law in this country.Ē This from the man who was fired for abusing his authority and usurping the power of the attorney general in the infamous Hillary Clinton email scandal. As I wrote in my book, ďThe Russia Hoax,Ē ďComeyís lack of integrity and defiance of rules and principles...
  • America Needs a Good Laugh

    12/18/2018 7:33:20 AM PST · by Kaslin · 24 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Salena Zito
    LEXINGTON, Va. -- Mark Rush could not name the last movie in the past 10 years that gave him a belly laugh -- or made him snort or chuckle or laugh out loud, at least for any extended period of time. "The last side-splitting movies I saw were 'Caddyshack' or 'Blazing Saddles,'" the politics and law professor at Washington and Lee College said. "That was way too long ago." Rush and I were talking over dinner at the Red Hen, a farm-to-table restaurant that made headlines earlier this year for its unfortunate decision to refuse service to White House spokeswoman...
  • Follow the (Climate Change) Money

    12/18/2018 5:48:00 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Stephen Moore
    The first iron rule of American politics is: Follow the money. This explains, oh, about 80 percent of what goes on in Washington. Shortly after the latest "Chicken Little" climate change report was published last month, I noted on CNN that one reason so many hundreds of scientists are persuaded that the sky is falling is that they are paid handsomely to do so. I said, "In America and around the globe governments have created a multibillion dollar climate change industrial complex." And then I added: "A lot of people are getting really, really rich off of the climate change...
  • Shutting Down the Myth of a Government Shutdown

    12/18/2018 5:41:12 AM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Karen Kataline
    The looming threat of a government shutdown reminds me of the joke about an unwanted door-to-door salesman who keeps threatening to leave. Heís still oblivious after being told repeatedly, ďCome again when you canít stay so long.Ē Most of us who loathe the hubris of ever-growing government breathe a sigh of relief whenever politicians and bureaucrats take a holiday. Yet, they proceed with the narrative that we are more terrified of a shutdown than say, allowing thousands of unvetted immigrants to storm our borders in violation of our immigration laws. By the way, if we demand that the caravans...
  • Explaining the Left, Part V: Left Vs. Right Is Brain Vs. Mind

    12/18/2018 5:08:10 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 18, 2018 | Dennis Prager
    When I talk to young people, I try to offer them what I was offered when I was their age but is rarely offered today: wisdom. I was given wisdom largely because I went to a religious school -- a yeshiva, a traditional Jewish school in which the long day (9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.) was divided between studying religious subjects (in Hebrew) and secular subjects (in English). With the increasing secularization of society, less and less wisdom has been conveyed to young people. One particularly obvious example is most secular people, especially on the left, believe human beings are...
  • Trump impeachment countdown is on

    12/17/2018 11:03:14 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 84 replies
    The Boston Herald ^ | December 18, 2018 | Joe Battenfeld
    The impeachment countdown is on. Democrats are lurching inexorably toward trying to dump President Trump, even if they wonít admit it now. Conventional wisdom says that the Dems, who are about to take over the U.S. House, are proceeding cautiously, and will be reluctant to launch into impeachment proceedings. Nancy Pelosi is trying her best to restrain herself. Donít believe it. Democrats would like nothing better than to oust Trump. If Robert Mueller provides them with the ammo, the party wonít be able to resist. Left-leaning voters are pressuring lawmakers to act, thinking about the months long torture that impeachment...