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  • Trump Labels Adam Schiff As ‘Little Adam Schitt’

    11/18/2018 6:30:24 PM PST · by Helicondelta · 13 replies ^ | November 18, 2018
    The “Schitt” hit the fan. President Trump blasted Rep. Adam Schiff for questioning why his acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker wasn’t confirmed by the Senate – misspelling the Democrat’s last name as “Schitt.” Earlier Sunday, Schiff said that Democrats will challenge Whitaker’s appointment because he hasn’t been confirmed by the Senate. “Yes and yes. I think the appointment is unconstitutional.” Schiff told ABC’s “This Week.”
  • Brenda Snipes submits her resignation as Broward elections supervisor

    11/18/2018 6:25:20 PM PST · by bryan999 · 31 replies
    Just hours after finishing a tumultuous election recount on Sunday, Broward Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes submitted her resignation. “It is true. She did send it,” said Burnadette Norris-Weeks, an attorney who works as counsel to the Supervisor of Elections Office. Evelyn Perez-Verdia, a former office spokeswoman who left several years ago, said Sunday evening she was told by people in the office that the letter was sent “to Tallahassee” earlier in the day. Norris-Weeks said she saw an early draft of the letter. In the version she saw, she said Snipes, 75, expressed a desire to spend more time...
  • A Famous Science Fiction Writer's Descent Into Libertarian Madness (Robert Heinlein)

    11/18/2018 6:15:19 PM PST · by narses · 15 replies
    The New Republic ^ | June 8, 2014 | By JEET HEER
    By JEET HEER June 8, 2014 The science-fiction writer Robert A. Heinlein once described himself as “a preacher with no church.” More accurately, he was a preacher with too many churches. Rare among the many intellectual gurus whose fame mushroomed in the 1960s, Heinlein was a beacon for hippies and hawks, libertarians and authoritarians, and many other contending faiths—but rarely at the same time. While America became increasingly liberal, he became increasingly right wing, and it hobbled his once-formidable imagination. His career, as a new biography inadvertently proves, is a case study in the literary perils of political extremism. MOST...
  • My sister and I are nurses who are disabled by life-shortening diseases. Let us die our own way

    11/18/2018 6:08:25 PM PST · by Coleus · 37 replies
    The Star Ledger of Newark ^ | 11.13.18 | Laurie Wilcox
    My sister and I are nurses who are disabled by life-shortening diseases. As a result, we know from first-hand experience about both the limits of modern medicine at life's end and the challenges of living with disabling medical conditions. I'm 61 and have suffered from rheumatoid arthritis for 30 years. It has invaded my lung tissue and requires me to wear an oxygen tank most of the day to breathe. I've had 18 surgeries. I plan to fight my illness for as long as I can. I enjoy life. But at the end stage of my disease, I do not want...
  • Stalemate at APEC Forum Over U.S.-China Trade Dispute: 'Entire World Is Worried'

    11/18/2018 6:08:15 PM PST · by cba123 · 4 replies
    The NYT ^ | November 18, 2018 | By Damien Cave
    SYDNEY, Australia — The trade dispute between the United States and China has led to a standoff at a summit meeting of Pacific Rim leaders in Papua New Guinea, leaving the gathering of 21 nations without a joint closing statement on Sunday for the first time since the forum was founded. The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation, known as APEC, has not ended without a joint statement since 1989, when the forum was established in Australia. Experts said the stalemate would set up a high-stakes showdown at the Group of 20 conference in Argentina this month - which President Xi Jinping of...
  • The Late Great (Again) Planet Earth

    11/18/2018 6:05:27 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 5 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 18 Nov 218 | Michael Walsh
    George Monbiot, the man who gave his name to the term "moonbat," is back, like some hair-shirted lunatic screaming on a street corner, saying that we're all doomed: It was a moment of the kind that changes lives. At a press conference held by climate activists Extinction Rebellion last week, two of us journalists pressed the organisers on whether their aims were realistic. They have called, for example, for UK carbon emissions to be reduced to net zero by 2025. Wouldn’t it be better, we asked, to pursue some intermediate aims? A young woman called Lizia Woolf stepped forward. She...
  • Dumpster Fire: Broward County Had To Stop Its Manual Recount

    11/18/2018 5:57:55 PM PST · by Kaslin · 13 replies ^ | November 18, 2018 | Matt Vespa
    Broward County once again proves that incompetence and ineptitude are the heart of their election process. Throughout this whole process, the county, a Democratic bastion, and it’s equally disastrous and liberal neighbor, Palm Beach County, have made a mockery of the 2018 election with their inability to count the friggin’ ballots. Republican Gov. Rick Scott had to file lawsuits in order to shed some light into their ballot counting processes, which a judge later found to be in violation of public records laws. They wouldn’t disclose how many outstanding ballots were left. Scott had declared victory over incumbent Sen. Bill...
  • Demonstration Events Conclude in Downtown Portland -- Six People Arrested (Antifa)

    11/18/2018 5:52:16 PM PST · by lowbridge · 5 replies ^ | November 17, 2018
    On Saturday, November 17, 2018, during protest events near Terry Schrunk Plaza and Chapman Square Park, six people were arrested.  The General Services Administration, the federal agency responsible for Terry Schrunk Plaza, approved a permit for a group to use the plaza today. As part of the General Services Administration permit, the permit holder had the authority to determine who could and could not enter the park while the permit was in effect. In preparation for today's permit, the Federal Protection Service erected fencing around the perimeter of Terry Schrunk Plaza.  There was also a demonstration in Chapman Square today....
  • We Have a Winner: Bill Nelson Concedes to Rick Scott

    11/18/2018 5:38:19 PM PST · by Kaslin · 8 replies ^ | November 18, 2018 | Cortney O'Brien
    It's finally over. After 12 tense days of recounts, which came with accusations and lawsuits, Sen. Bill Nelson (D) has conceded to Gov. Rick Scott (R) in the Florida Senate race. His win comes a day after Democrat Andrew Gillum conceded to Republican Rep. Ron DeSantis in the state’s gubernatorial election.Scott had a 10,000-vote lead when the manual recount was complete, according to the Florida Secretary of State.“Now the campaign truly is behind us, and that’s where we need to leave it,” Scott said, after revealing Nelson "graciously" called him to concede. “We must do what Americans have always done:...
  • The M1917 Enfield: America's WWI Workhorse

    11/18/2018 5:34:43 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 11 replies
    Shooting Illustrated ^ | 11 Nov 2018 | Wiley Clapp
    As firearms go, the M1917 Enfield was not the handsomest ever issued to a U.S. Soldier. It’s true that no one ever guaranteed our guys were going to get good-looking guns, but that is exactly what happened at several points in history. The M1 Carbine—World War II’s “War Baby”—was a gun that just about everyone felt was a good one. The Colt Peacemaker of 1873 had a wonderful set of contours that evolved into the classic cowboy six-shooter. But the gun at hand was a military service rifle that wasn’t just good, but rather very good. Against its contemporaries—Mauser, Lee-Enfield,...
  • Woodchurch High School Bans Canada Goose Jackets To Stop 'Poverty Shaming'

    11/18/2018 5:22:18 PM PST · by xp38 · 29 replies
    Huffington Post Canada ^ | Nov. 17 2018 | Sima Shakeri
    A high school in Birkenhead, England has banned its students from wearing expensive jackets because they perpetuate inequality between classmates. It's part of the school's goal to end "poverty shaming."Woodchurch High School told parents about the ban on Canada Goose jackets, along with ones by the brands Moncler and Pyrenex, in a letter, Global News reported. The letter urged parents to be mindful that students who saw their peers in expensive jackets often pushed their families to purchase similar items, even if the price was too high for them to afford. "We are very concerned as a school about poverty-proofing...
  • Geraldo riles his co-workers, wants ‘wink-and-a-nod’ for caravan, defends migrants waving own flags

    11/18/2018 5:09:05 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Biz Pac Review ^ | November 18, 2018 | Samantha Chang
    Liberal Fox News pundit Geraldo Rivera said President Trump and other Americans are being too harsh in their skepticism of the migrant caravans of illegals defiantly waving their own nations’ flags while stampeding the US border. Many pointed out that the gesture is one that an invading army would make — and not the conciliatory posture one expects from refugees desperate to flee their oppressive countries. “You’re being way too harsh,” Rivera told Fox & Friends. “These are very unsophisticated people. They are an uneducated group. They cling to some symbols of stability in their lives. All they want to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Hall of Heroes: John Ripley ~ 19 November 2018

    11/18/2018 5:04:15 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 14 replies
    Serving The Best Troops and Veterans In The World !! | The Canteen Crew
      Our Troops Rock!  Thank you for all you do!   For the freedom you enjoyed yesterday... Thank the Veterans who served in The United States Armed Forces.   Looking forward to tomorrow's freedom? Support The United States Armed Forces Today!     ~ Hall of Heroes ~ John Ripley Info from here.              John Walter Ripley (June 29, 1939–October 28, 2008) was a United States Marine Corps officer who received the Navy Cross for his actions in combat during the Vietnam War. On Easter morning 1972, Captain Ripley, repeatedly exposed himself to intense enemy fire...
  • One eastern Washington town could become a "sanctuary city" for gun rights

    11/18/2018 4:59:04 PM PST · by mdittmar · 12 replies
    yakima herald ^ | Nov 16, 2018 | Will Campbell Spokesman-Review
    The Republic, Washington, City Council is mulling legislation to shield itself from state and national laws that limit Second Amendment gun rights, including the recently passed Initiative 1639. Republic Mayor Elbert Koontz said on Monday the Republic City Council will begin discussing the idea of becoming a “sanctuary city.” The move has widespread support within the city, he said. “Everybody in Republic seems to like it and has decided that it seems like a great thing,” Koontz said. The idea was sparked by a message Republic police Chief Loren Culp posted last week to the Republic Police Department’s Facebook page....
  • A suicide at the University of Texas Reveals Dark Side of #MeToo Movement

    11/18/2018 4:52:52 PM PST · by Kaslin · 31 replies
    American ^ | November 18, 2018 | David Paulin
    Before killing himself with a drug intended for rapid and painless animal euthanasia, Richard A. Morrisett had endured a nightmare at the University of Texas in Austin. The 57-year-old tenured professor of pharmacology and toxicology was once a rising star in the College of Pharmacy – a man regarded as a first-rate research scientist and teacher during his 21 years at the state's flagship university. Morrisett's research offered new insights into alcohol-related brain disorders and alcoholism – an arcane area of research among neuroscientists. Some colleagues called him “brilliant.” Morrisett's career, however, was destroyed by a single newspaper article. Published...
  • Hollywood Actors Threaten Boycott Of Georgia After Kemp Victory

    11/18/2018 4:46:40 PM PST · by ColdOne · 100 replies ^ | 11/18/18 | Jason Hopkins
    Several Hollywood actors have called for a boycott of Georgia’s film industry after Republican Brian Kemp officially won the state’s gubernatorial contest. There are over 20 productions shooting in Georgia. Is the entertainment industry willing to support the economy of a totally corrupt state that suppresses democracy; where the winner isn’t the best choice for the people but the best schemer or crook? — Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) November 17, 2018 To all my friends who are studio and network executives, if you choose to shoot movies and tv in Georgia, don’t bother to call me. — Ron Perlman (@perlmutations)...
  • Rise of big cities push Texas to swing-state territory — maybe by 2020

    11/18/2018 4:37:25 PM PST · by C19fan · 44 replies
    The Hill ^ | November 18, 2018 | Reid Wilson
    For a quarter-century, Republicans have dominated Texas politics so much thaFor a quarter-century, Republicans have dominated Texas politics so much that the Democratic minority has often been an afterthought. The big political battles in Austin have been fought between conservative and centrist factions within the GOP, as Democrats watch from the sidelines. But Democratic gains in this year’s midterm elections on the federal, state and county level show the prospect that Texas will become a swing state — a promise Democrats have made for years — is slowly coming to fruition.t the Democratic minority has often been an afterthought. The...
  • The Most Important Supreme Court Case You Never Heard Of

    11/18/2018 4:35:18 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | August 10, 2011 | Larry M. Elkin
    One Supreme Court case stands behind the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Controlled Substances Act, the Endangered Species Act and the Civil Rights Act. It's been cited in rulings involving hot-button issues such as health care reform and medical marijuana. But chances are you've never heard of it. Despite its wide-reaching influence, hardly anyone outside of legal circles is aware of the 1942 case, Wickard v. Filburn. One man, Gary Marbut of Missoula, Mont., hopes to change that. If Marbut succeeds, we'll also hear about another Supreme Court case: the one that overturns Wickard. ... snip ... The case was...
  • The Religion of Leftism

    11/18/2018 4:29:58 PM PST · by EdnaMode · 7 replies
    American Thinker ^ | November 14, 2018 | Bruce Walker
    Leftism pretends to be a system of thought, but it is nothing more or less than a secular religion. It is godless, but godlessness is the most bigoted and intolerant of all belief systems, [snip] What is the religious dogma of leftism? There are several sacraments, each made utterly resistant to treason, experience, or logic by the druid clergy of leftism. (1) There are immutable classes of victims and victimizers beyond remediation except through a constant procession of human sacrifices. (2) There are institutions that demand more and more resources and that can never been considered failures. (3) Nations are...
  • Mexican Protesters in Tijuana March to Kick Out Migrant Caravan

    11/18/2018 4:12:21 PM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 43 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 18 Nov 2018 | Ildefonso Ortiz and Brandon Darby
    Mexican protesters took to the streets on Sunday to protest the growing influx of Central American migrants who have made their way to the border city of Tijuana. In the most recent protest, groups of Tijuana residents want to evict the migrants from a shelter where approximately 2,000 Central Americans are staying. The Tijuana government set up the shelter as the city witnessed a reported buildup of federal and state police forces while the numbers of migrants continue to climb. In two videos shared online by U.S. journalist Emily Green, dozens of protesters, some wearing wrestling masks and bandanas, can...