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  • Dems Want Schumer Shutdown to Distract from Trump Economy

    01/19/2018 5:20:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: I’m just gonna be honest here. I have had to work real hard today, folks, to not be bored by all of this shutdown jazz because we’ve all been here. We’ve been here since 1995 and we’re going through the same damn routine. There is not a single thing different here from the Democrat side. The only thing different is we finally have a Republican Party pushing back. But other than that, it’s the same old, same old. And I almost decided, you know what? To hell with this today. I am not gonna get sidetracked and sucked into...
  • CNN poll: DACA not worth a shutdown, except to Democrats

    01/19/2018 4:43:34 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 28 replies
    CNN ^ | Jan 19, 2018 | By Jennifer Agiesta, CNN Polling Director
    Washington (CNN)With hours to go before a midnight deadline for Congress to fund the government or shut it down, most Americans say avoiding a shutdown is more important than passing a bill to maintain the program allowing people brought to the US illegally as children to stay, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS
  • 'White Privilege' and the Great Stink of 1858

    01/19/2018 2:24:27 PM PST · by LibWhacker · 9 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 1/19/18 | James Lewis
    Among the roster of white privileges is the ability not to step in other people's poop too often in public, or to ingest it with our food and drink and pass it on to our children and friends, who could actually sicken and die from some strains of E. coli. Public sanitation as we know it today was invented in Great Britain and France shortly before 1900, with the United States quickly following suit to separate fresh water from disease-carrying offal in places like New York City, where you can still see the first sanitation plant built about a century...
  • Year two: Trump still has much further to fall [2018 Barf Award Nominee]

    01/19/2018 9:01:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 17 replies
    The Hill ^ | January 19, 2018 | BY FORMER REP. JOHN LEBOUTILLIER (R-N.Y.)
    1. 2018 will be a very rough year for President Trump — and almost-catastrophic for the Republican Party, which has morphed into the Trump Party; 2. Last week’s Quinnipiac poll said it all: While 66 percent of the American people rate the economy as either “good or excellent,” only 36 percent approve of the job President Trump is doing; 3. Normally, a president’s approval rating tracks the rating of the economy: When the economy is struggling, so is the POTUS’ ratings. Conversely, previous presidents generally had their approval numbers go up when the economy went up; 4. But Trump’s behavior...
  • With DARKEST HOUR in cinemas, what if Churchill faced the same level of health scrutiny as Trump

    01/19/2018 8:08:33 AM PST · by Dr. Scarpetta · 47 replies
    Dail Mail ^ | January 18, 2018 | Richard Littlejohn
    Whatever you think about Donald Trump, his main achievement has been to utterly discombobulate his enemies, especially the mainstream media in America. If sometimes we think that the BBC dresses a little too far to the Left, try watching the Washington press pack in full flow. They believe it is their constitutional duty to destroy the democratically elected President by any means possible. He's been accused of racism, sexism and colluding with the Russians to steal the presidential election, which bizarrely they also claim he never wanted to win in the first place. Go figure. Like our own die-hard Remainers,...
  • The Cosmetology Cops: A Case of Government Overreach

    01/19/2018 7:44:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | Ed Feulner
    Few things could be more American than volunteering to help others. So it’s a shame when our altruism is thwarted by another, far more lamentable American trait: big government. Juan Carlos Montes de Oca knows firsthand.A cosmetology student from Tucson, Montes de Oca felt inspired when he heard about a barber in London who donated haircuts to the homeless on his days off. So he decided to do the same for homeless veterans in Arizona. He did this free of charge, of course, to give the veterans a better appearance and a more positive outlook when applying for jobs.“Out of...
  • A US-Turkish Clash in Syria?

    01/19/2018 7:27:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | Pat Buchanan
    The war for dominance in the Middle East, following the crushing of ISIS, appears about to commence in Syria -- with NATO allies America and Turkey on opposing sides. Turkey is moving armor and troops south to Syria's border enclave of Afrin, occupied by Kurds, to drive them out, and then drive the Syrian Kurds out of Manbij further south as well. Says President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, "We will destroy all terror nests, one by one, in Syria, starting from Afrin and Manbij." For Erdogan, the Kurdish YPG, the major U.S. ally in Syria, is an arm of the Kurdish...
  • Equal Justice for All Includes Our Unborn

    01/19/2018 7:15:23 AM PST · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | Congressman Jim Banks
    Today, hundreds of thousands of Americans will gather in Washington to advocate for the cause of life. The United States was founded on the universal principle that all people have a God-given right to life. All includes every single human-being, regardless of race, gender or age. However, since the Supreme Court’s tragic Roe v. Wade decision 45 years ago, more than 60 million innocent lives have been lost. Every single one of those lives was important and unique. Since the time of Roe, growing technology has provided an even clearer, more complete picture of the developing child in the womb....
  • Donald Trump's Greatest Gift Is His Enemies

    01/19/2018 7:03:36 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | David Harsanyi
    Every morning, it seems, President Donald Trump's most determined opponents awake to find out what sort of obnoxious, fact-challenged, puerile, norm breaking thing he has offered that day and say to themselves: "Oh, that's nothing. We can do something dumber than that!" So the nation wades from one bizarre and nonsensical controversy to another. As I write this, I can't even recall what topic we were debating last week, but I'm certain it was idiotic. Part of the problem is that those who drive coverage of Trump are obsessed with the president in unhealthy ways, ways that have absolutely nothing...
  • The Press Is Not Above Reproach

    01/19/2018 6:09:22 AM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | David Limbaugh
    At the risk of sending the left into a state of apoplexy, a monolithic, biased, renegade, politicized press is a far greater threat to liberty than a president criticizing the media. Like their First Amendment counterparts -- the freedom of religion, the freedom of assembly and the right to petition the government -- the freedoms of speech and the press are an important part of what has made the United States the freest and greatest nation in world history. It is fitting, then, that we elevate them to such venerated status in this country. But it's important that we distinguish...
  • After One Year of Trump, Democrats Are Delusional

    01/19/2018 5:46:27 AM PST · by Kaslin · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | Dennis Lennox
    Not much has changed in the one year since President Donald J. Trump took the oath of office at the west front of the Capitol. By that I mean the Democrats haven’t learned anything from the epic 2016 presidential election in which Trump slayed a who’s who of the Republican establishment to claim the party’s nomination before conquering Bill and Hillary Clinton. Then there’s the chattering class, which still thinks Trump Democrats in Saginaw will be swayed by whatever “Morning Joe” is saying. To this day, they are in a state of delusion. Democrats have done nothing to show they...
  • The Furious Fake News of Feminist Novelists

    01/19/2018 5:30:04 AM PST · by Kaslin · 9 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | Brent Bozell
    Since 1973, liberal feminists have celebrated the "right to choose abortion" without admitting the horror -- over 60 million lives have violently and prematurely ended since the Supreme Court ruled in Roe v. Wade. The liberals who champion abortion are far more comfortable panicking that abortion "rights" are always in danger, especially when Republicans control Washington. So it's not surprising that a hot trend among novelists is feminist themes, like imagining the terror of abortions banned. Washington Post book critic Ron Charles loves a new book called "Red Clocks" by Leni Zumas. She imagines an America in which anyone who...
  • Does the California Model Really Work?

    01/19/2018 5:20:59 AM PST · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | Jonah Goldberg
    The alleged success of the California model is one of the more intense controversies in the nerdier corners of public policy debate. For many progressives, California's metastasizing liberalism proves you can have Scandinavian-style social policies and tax rates and still have robust economic growth. For conservatives, California is like a bumblebee. On paper, the damn thing shouldn't be able to fly -- and yet it does. Thus the cottage industry on the right of prophesizing California's inevitable demise. What's always bothered me about the whole argument is how it leaves out important factors. For me, the biggest one was always...
  • Linda Tripp Laughs Last at the Clintons

    01/19/2018 5:07:53 AM PST · by Kaslin · 25 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 19, 2018 | Suzanne Fields
    What fools (and hypocrites) these mortals be. Two decades have passed since Linda Tripp blew the whistle on sexual hijinks in high places with her tapes of Monica Lewinsky, the young intern who described to her confidant and colleague the passionate ordeal of a sexual liaison with the president of the United States. She blew the whistle, she says, to protect her friend. Twenty years on, she's still a villain for many women who remember those times. But history's on her side. Tripp withdrew to a private life after the scandal, and now she comes in from the cold to...
  • MEAN GIRLS, NASTY WOMEN & QUEEN BEES-The embarrassing collapse of the feminist movement

    01/19/2018 4:46:41 AM PST · by SJackson · 16 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | January 19, 2018 | Dawn Perlmutter
    This weekend women across the country are dusting off their pussyhats for another march for women. Rallies are scheduled for January 20 and 21 on the anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington. It was the largest single day protest in American history and everyone is still trying to figure out what their actual grievances were. It was in fact an Anti-Trump protest in pink clothing. It has been a year since grown women dressed like giant vaginas and carried illustrated signs that read: ‘Get Your Politics Out of my Pussy’; ‘The Pussy is watching’; ‘My Pussy My Choice’;...
  • Hungary is on the verge of effectively banishing George Soros

    01/18/2018 7:38:41 PM PST · by Kaslin · 38 replies
    Hot Air.com ^ | January 18, 2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The ongoing battle between Hungary Prime Minister Viktor Orban and American billionaire George Soros is heating up even further. Never particularly popular with the Hungarian government, Soros has been spreading around his wealth in that nation through various NGOs in an effort to promote liberal policies and candidates, as well as pushing for open borders and greater migrant resettlement. Now the legislature has brought forward a new bill which has been none too subtly dubbed, “Stop Soros.” The implications for not only Soros but other foreign actors in the country could be quite serious indeed. Hungary’s nationalist government outlined legislation...
  • New York Times Psychiatrist Calls for New Law to Prevent Trump From Nuking Us All

    01/18/2018 6:40:46 PM PST · by Kaslin · 48 replies
    Newsbusters.org ^ | January 18, 2018 | Chris Reeves
    On Wednesday, The New York Times published an op-ed from guest contributor Steven Buser, a clinical psychiatrist who previously worked for the U.S. Air Force. Unfortunately, instead of providing actual insight about President Trump’s mental health, Buser used his authority as a former evaluator of airmen who worked with nuclear weapons as a license to commit psychiatric malpractice. Without providing any concrete evidence, Buser portrayed Trump as a potential existential threat who is mentally unstable enough to launch an “impulsive first strike nuclear attack” on some unnamed foe. In response to this imaginary crisis, Buser urged Congress to pass a bill...
  • Immigration Is Destroying the Welfare State

    01/18/2018 3:28:03 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 18, 2018 | Spencer P. Morrison
    Many Democrats see their party as the working man's choice. They want to soften capitalism's rougher edges, humanize big industry, and give the average American a fighting chance. One may (and should) disagree with their methods, but their intentions are good and their beliefs sincere. That is not how the party elites feel. Their mantra is "open trade and open borders," as Hillary Clinton told Wall Street bankers in a private speech. Recall how the Democrats supported President Obama's Trans-Pacific Partnership, a "free trade" deal that would have gutted American industries. And it is Democrats who oppose President Trump's attempts...
  • How Regulations Made California's Fires Worse

    01/18/2018 2:13:04 PM PST · by Kaslin · 11 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 18, 2018 | Richard Zuber
    After raging through almost all of December, the so-called Thomas fire, California's largest wildfire ever recorded, was finally contained on January 12. While the worst is behind us (for now), the fact that last year's wildfires so violently spun out of control puts the spotlight on the Golden State's government and its lack of fire prevention measures. The fires across the state caused unprecedented damage and loss of life. Unsurprisingly, California governor Jerry Brown was quick to pin the blame on climate change for the forest fires' ferocity and extraordinary longevity this season. Whatever truth there may be to this,...
  • If Democrats Take the House, They'll Impeach Trump

    01/18/2018 1:08:28 PM PST · by Kaslin · 63 replies
    American Thinker.com ^ | January 18, 2018 | Steve Feinstein
    Historically, the first midterm elections in a new president's first term result in major losses for the president's party. The most famous recent example was in 1994, following the 1992 election of Bill Clinton. In spite of Clinton's oratorical skill, favorable media coverage, and appealing looks and smooth demeanor, the 1994 midterms were a disaster for the Democrats. Led by the "villainous, scary" Newt Gingrich, Republicans won 54 House seats. In what came to be called the "Republican Revolution," they wrested congressional control away from Democrats for the first time since 1952. Once in control, Gingrich instituted his Contract with...