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Archive for October, 2017

MSNBC Panel Sees Racism ‘Code’ in ‘Take the Country Back,’ Values Voters Summit

16th October 2017

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Amazing how only leftist intellectuals can detect these ‘racism codes’.

Remember: If you hear the dog whistle, then you’re the dog.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

16th October 2017

TV One Guest Claims Trump Supporters Want ‘Eugenics,’ to ‘Eliminate,’ Minorities  Like Planned Parenthood?

Young Labour brands Donald Trump a ‘fascist’ and calls for Nato withdrawal  Gee, they sound just like Democrats. I think we ought to withdraw from NATO too.

Robert De Niro went to a charity event and destroyed Donald Trump  In the mind of a journalist, perhaps.

Macklemore leads chant of ‘F**k Donald Trump’ at Arizona concert  He must be doing something right that all the Usual Suspects hate him.

‘At least one’ Republican trying to impeach Trump, says Democrat congressman  And this is worth putting in a newspaper.

Hillary Clinton Tells London Audience She Is ‘Worried’ About Trump Starting Nuclear War  She ought to be worried about her husband raping someone who won’t be bought off. That’s more likely.

Taliban Hostage Thought Captors Were Kidding When Told Trump Was President

North Korean propaganda leaflets declaring ‘Death to old lunatic Trump!’ dropped over Seoul  I always knew North Korea was run by Democrats.

Against Trump: Priced to Sell  America, where, as George Carlin said, you can nail together two things that have never been nailed together before, and some schmuck will buy it.

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Anti-Trumpers Climb to the Top of French Building to Hang Shia LaBoeuf’s Flag

16th October 2017

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Which accomplishes … what, exactly? It has no impact on policy. It doesn’t change anybody’s mind. It makes the virtue-signalers feel good about themselves, I suppose.

‘They may have won all the battles; but we had all the good songs!’ as Tom Lerer put it.

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We’re Marching, Marching to Shibboleth

16th October 2017

Why is the default reaction of the proglodyte Left to anything they don’t like is a march of some kind? I think the last time that had any impact was, what, forty years ago?

There are even people ‘marching against Trump’ — does anybody think that Trump will pay any attention?

Is this just virtue-signaling, or is there some sort of resume-enhancement going on here?

 

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Guantanamo Bay Prisoners ‘Being Left at Death’s Door’ by Trump’s New Hunger Strike Policy

16th October 2017

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Sounds like a plan.

Look, a ‘hunger strike’ works only if whoever you’re ‘striking’ against can’t afford to let you die.

If that doesn’t apply, a ‘hunger strike’ is only a slow form of suicide.

I suspect that, unlike Obama, Trump really doesn’t give a shit if some jihadist at Gitmo starves himself to death. And I don’t see the people who have been calling him a Nazi and The New Hitler having a lot of influence over him with respect to changing that policy.

So all of the handwringing that will inevitably occur in the DemLegHump Media is just hot air. It worked with previous Establishment politicians, but it won’t work with Trump. This is just another case of the old Crustian playbook not working with someone who is not of the Crust. When will they learn? I suspect never.

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After Several Major Tax Increases, Connecticut Still Can’t Make Ends Meet

16th October 2017

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The rising cost of public employees’ retirement benefits has prompted the state to raise taxes three times in the last eight years. The public employee unions are adamant that the problem can be solved only by more taxation, and they have threatened to sue if any changes are made to the present payouts. Gov. Dannel Malloy and the General Assembly haven’t been able to agree on what to do, leaving the state without a budget for more than 100 days.

The state is $74 billion short of what it needs to fund those retirement benefits and the state’s bonded debt obligations. As of 2014, according to The Wall Street Journal, Connecticut ranked 48th in pension funding, meeting only 50 percent of its obligations. The state is looking at a budget deficit of $3.5 billion, out of a budget of about $19 billion.

The last time Connecticut faced financial difficulties of this size was in 1991. From 1984 and 1990, the cost of state pensions increased by 119 percent, according to The Connecticut Mirror. That led the state to impose its first-ever income tax. But the income tax revenue—$126 billion over the following 25 years—did little to restrain spending, and funding for pension programs is still inadequate. Retirement costs and debt services were 12 percent of the state budget 20 years ago. In this fiscal year, they will be 31 percent.

The problem with socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money.

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Scott Adams Reviews Trump’s Record

16th October 2017

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The Bergdahl Deception

16th October 2017

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Students of ancient history may recall that in May 2014 the Obama administration traded five high-ranking Taliban terrorists held at Guantanamo for Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl. In 2009 Bergdahl had walked off his base and set off a manhunt that proved costly in blood and resources. Taken into custody by the Taliban, he was turned over to the Haqqani network.

President Obama announced Bergdahl’s return in a Rose Garden press conference featuring Bergdahl’s parents. Obama pretended it was a great triumph when it was at best a pitiful reflection of his obsession with closing our detention facility at Guantanamo. (The White House video of Obama’s announcement is posted here.) To add the customary insult to the unusual injury, Obama failed to provide Congress with the mandatory 30 days’ notice about the plans to transfer the Taliban officials from Guantanamo.

Who better than national security adviser Susan Rice to go out and lie about it on Obama’s behalf? Speaking on one of the Sunday gabfests, she earnestly assured us that Bergdahl had been “captured in combat” and “served with honor and distinction.”

Today Bergdahl pleaded guilty to the charges of desertion and misbehavior lodged against him. Sentencing is to occur on October 23. All in all, a case that in its various facets perfectly represents the character of President Obama and his administration.

 

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CBS: Sure, Obama Signed Harmful Opioid Law; But Blame Republicans Instead!

16th October 2017

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CBS on Sunday and Monday hammered Republicans in Congress for supporting a law in 2015 that changed how the Department of Drug Enforcement could regulate opioid distribution. The network minimized the fact that the law was signed by Barack Obama (as the opioid crisis grew). On 60 Minutes, Sunday, Obama’s name was mentioned just once.

What’s truth to a pig?

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Man Caught Spray Painting Swastika on College Campus Is Black, Report Says

16th October 2017

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Nothing says that a black guy can’t be a Nazi.

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Salon’s Top ‘Conservative’ List Is Nearly All ‘Never Trump’ Liberals Who Hate the Right

16th October 2017

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Over the weekend, liberal online magazine Salon put out a highly mockable list of their top “25 Conservatives Actually Worth Following on Twitter.” The story made a splash on social media, because it seemed Salon’s only criteria for being a “worthy conservative” is that you had to be an outspoken “Never-Trumper” and a fierce critic of the right. Brownie points if you support Obamacare and spew profanities at the president.

What didn’t count? Actually being a smart, thoughtful commentator on conservative ideas and a warrior against the liberal media.

Salon’s list is so out-of-touch from what a conservative is, that they even include virulently anti-conservative commentators like CNN’s Ana Navarro and the Washington Post’s Jennifer Rubin.

Well, to Salon, they probably look conservative.

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Detective Who Wrongfully Arrested Nurse Now Fired

16th October 2017

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Looks like a trend.

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Whataburger Fires Employee Who Refused Service To Police Officers

16th October 2017

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Their Breakfast on a Bun is the best ‘morning cheeseburger’ around. Cheaper than an Egg McMuffin.

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Cop Roughs Up High School Girls, Tickets School Board Member Trying to Intervene

16th October 2017

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And he’s black, so they can’t blame White Privilege, although I’m sure they’ll find a way.

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Thought for the Day

16th October 2017

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California, Adios!

16th October 2017

Jim Goad in on the road.

I spoke with friends who are planning to leave the state because they’re terrified of saying a positive word about Donald Trump for fear of having their heads smashed in with bike locks. And I don’t blame them, seeing as how the state has thrown a collective conniption ever since he announced his candidacy. Californian radicals threw some of the most violent tantrums at Trump rallies during the entire campaign, and, of course, Berkeley gets incinerated every time someone to the right of Che Guevara tries to make a peep.

If you removed California from the 2016 presidential election, Trump would have smashed Clinton in the Electoral College in a 306-177 rout. He also would have flogged her in the popular vote by nearly 1.5 million.

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Behind Trump’s Latest Moves: A Return to Constitutional Government

15th October 2017

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Do you remember how glum Barak Obama looked after last year’s election? It wasn’t because he liked Hillary Clinton. Instead, he was mourning for the last four years of his administration. He was looking at all his unconstitutional executive orders going down the tube.

Obama kept the Affordable Care Act looking healthy via an extra-constitutional grant of $1 trillion to health-insurance companies. That required congressional approval, and Obama’s decision to bypass Congress was held unconstitutional by a federal court. President Trump’s decision Thursday to halt the bailout makes the litigation moot and represents a return to constitutional government.

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The Bobos of Antifa go on Trial

15th October 2017

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In a notorious incident in Paris last year, a gang of “anti-fascists” attacked and burned a police car, assaulting the officers inside it. Despite their being masked, several of the thugs were identified and apprehended, and have been put on trial. As it turns out, these violent youngsters are from “good families”, and are not desperate and destitute proletarians, as the mythologists of the left would have us believe.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

15th October 2017

Porn publisher offers $10m for information leading to Trump’s impeachment  But that trick never works.

As an American, I want to apologise to the rest of the world for my country electing Donald Trump  More peacock behavior from somebody who otherwise wouldn’t be of any interest to anybody.

Donald Trump may launch unilateral nuclear attack, Hillary Clinton warns  The nonsense these idiots spout.

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Dartmouth College Student Leader Calls For An End To Homecoming Celebrations

15th October 2017

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Apparently Homecoming is oppressive or something. Who knew?

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Half of All Mexicans Paid a Bribe in the Previous 12 Months

15th October 2017

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No wonder Democrats want more of them in his country; they’re tailor-made for the Democrat base.

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11 Times Bill Clinton Was Accused of Rape

15th October 2017

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And all of it went into the Memory Hole.

Some people remember that Hillary took point on suppressing the stories of his victims, going beyond ‘enabler’ to ‘accomplice’.

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End of the Gatekeepers

15th October 2017

ZMan reads the Doom.

An axiom of modern, life is that the arrival of social justice warriors is a sign that a business or industry has entered a death spiral. It may not be dead, but its days of making big money have come to a close. The smart-money men, interested only in making money, have left the scene, leaving the people with other agendas to take over and impose those agendas. That’s when the gals start running off the guys for being male and cook up schemes to help under-represented minorities realize their potential.

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Thought for the Day

15th October 2017

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

14th October 2017

MSNBC’s Chris Matthews: Trump Shows A Pattern Of ‘Divisive Destruction’  As compared to what the DemLegHump Media are doing?

Which Was Worse for Puerto Rico, Hurricane Maria or Hurricane Donald?  More trash talk masquerading as journalism.

NBC, MSNBC Cue Puerto Rico Critics: Trump ‘Just Racist,’ His Tweets ‘Spread Hate’  This us ‘Just Bullshit’, and the only people ‘spreading hate’ here are the critics.

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Thought for the Day: Welcome to My World

14th October 2017

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Progressive Cities: Home of the Worst Housing Inequality

14th October 2017

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America’s most highly regulated housing markets are also reliably the most progressive in their political attitudes. Yet in terms of gaining an opportunity to own a house, the price impacts of the tough regulation mean profound inequality for the most disadvantaged large ethnicities, African-Americans and Hispanics.

Wonder why that is.

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Why Republicans Can’t Get Anything Done

14th October 2017

Jonah Goldberg makes excuses.

I’ve got the answer for you — two words: John McCain.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

13th October 2017

Vanity Fair Asks Eight TV Writers to Fantasize Trump Resignation Scenarios

Baquet: NYT Reporters On Twitter Are Making It Hard To Argue Paper Isn’t Out To Get Trump  As if there were any doubt.

Iranian general threatens to ‘bury’ Donald Trump  Not with the travel ban in place.

The only person who loses out from America’s refusal to certify the Iran deal is Trump  Although, from the noise made by the Usual Suspects, you might be forgiven for thinking otherwise.

Hillary Calls Trump An ‘Admitted Sexual Assaulter’  Which he isn’t, of course. She is deliberately (or stupidly) mischaracterizing what he said to Billy Bush, which was a complaint about the behavior of women with powerful men, not a description (much less an admission) of his own behavior. But everyone on the Left has made the same distortion.

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Rebranding

13th October 2017

Per Scott Adams, I renounce the phrase ‘Social Justice Warrior’ and adopt the phrase ‘Peacock’, since they are predominantly engaged in Virtue Signalling.

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One Direction: Teenage Girl Screams So Hard at Concert Her Lungs Collapse

13th October 2017

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Think of it as evolution in action.

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San Juan Mayor Sends Public Plea to Trump Over Puerto Rico Crisis: ‘We will die’

13th October 2017

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Sounds like a plan.

Just a suggestion: Try not biting the hand that’s helping you.

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All Edge Brownie Pan

13th October 2017

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I am not making this up.

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Alex Collins Is an Irish Dancer, and Here’s the Video to Prove It

13th October 2017

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What — you never heard of the Black Irish?

(He still dances like a football player….)

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Gun Toting Robber Waltzes Into Convenience Store, Clerk Immediately Opens Fire

13th October 2017

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For which he will probably get fired.

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Thought for the Day

13th October 2017

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The Perilous Whiteness of Pumpkins

13th October 2017

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This article examines the symbolic whiteness associated with pumpkins in the contemporary United States. Starbucks’ pumpkin spice latte, a widely circulated essay in McSweeney’s on “Decorative Gourd Season,” pumpkins in aspirational lifestyle magazines, and the reality television show Punkin Chunkin provide entry points into whiteness–pumpkin connections. Such analysis illuminates how class, gender, place, and especially race are employed in popular media and marketing of food and flavor; it suggests complicated interplay among food, leisure, labor, nostalgia, and race. Pumpkins in popular culture also reveal contemporary racial and class coding of rural versus urban places. Accumulation of critical, relational, and contextual analyses, including things seemingly as innocuous as pumpkins, points the way to a food studies of humanities and geography. When considered vis-à-vis violence and activism that incorporated pumpkins, these analyses point toward the perils of equating pumpkins and whiteness.

I defy you to read this without laughing.

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ISLAMOCOPIA FRIDAY: What’s New in the Religion of Peace

13th October 2017

Islamic faith school’s segregation of boys and girls ruled unlawful sex discrimination by Court of Appeal

The Italian Connection

The Bulgarian-Turkish Border is Porous — When the Price is Right

Pakistan sentences three Ahmadi men to death for blasphemy

Indonesian Man Overstays Fulbright Visa By Decades To Teach Koran, Hides In Church To Avoid Deportation

Researchers find name of Allah woven into ancient Viking burial fabrics

American Family Freed After Five Years In Taliban Captivity

Man accused of plotting to behead right-wing blogger Pamela Geller: ‘I was living in a fantasy world’

‘White Widow’ Sally Jones ‘killed by US drone strike in Syria’

Gianluca Buonanno: “We don’t want these alleged refugees, who aren’t even refugees!”

Daily Mail/AFP: Malaysian sultans in rare intervention on intolerance

Culture-Enriching Violence at German Schools

Italians Say: Stop Illegal Immigration!

Turkey’s Erdogan refuses to recognise US ambassador as visa spat escalates

Beauty Queen Jihadi Landed Top Job At UK Council

“This is Africa. You know it’s Africa here, right?”

Turkey Sentences Wall Street Journal Reporter To 25 Months In Prison

ISIS Fighters Practice Getting Kicked In The Nuts To Prepare For Combat

Is Austria’s Burqa Ban an Example for America?  No, because that would be unconstitutional.

A Streetcar Named Desire — With Migrants

Turkey Has Turned Itself Into a Terrorist Target

Gunmen Kill Two in Attack on University Convoy in Kenya

Turkish troops enter Syria in major operation to support anti-Assad rebels

Isis among terrorist groups using slaves to recruit rapists and domestic abusers

Isis supporter jailed for life after trying to make ‘fairy lights bomb’ at parents’ home in Birmingham

French schoolgirl, 10, ‘beaten up for being Jewish after classmates taunt her for days’

Islamic Militants Kill 5 Shiites, 3 Soldiers In Pakistan

Turkey Bars US Visitors In Latest Sign Of Fraying Alliance

Isis fighters surrender en masse after fall of Hawija despite vowing to fight or die

Bodies of 21 Coptic Christians Beheaded by ISIS in Libya Found in Mass Grave

A Burning Desire to Get Rid of Migrants in Italy

US, Turkey Mutually Suspend Visa Services After Consulate Worker Is Detained

Soiled ISIS Fighters Surrendering In Droves: ‘It Really Means This Is The End’  Two to the body, one to the head/Always leaves the target dead.

‘We want revenge’: Meet the Yazidi women freeing their sisters from Isis in the battle for Raqqa

Isis has asked women fighters to join their ranks because of ‘khilafat’. As a Muslim woman who follows khilafat, let me set the record straight

Hizballah’s Nasrallah Escalates Threats as Syria Turns into Iranian Base

Gunman attacks Saudi security forces at gate of Jeddah royal palace

At least 100 European Isis fighters ‘to be prosecuted in Iraq, with most facing death penalty’

Men charged for ‘Isis-inspired plot’ targeting New York concerts, landmarks and crowded trains

Isis calls on women to fight and launch terror attacks for first time

Denmark set to ban the burqa despite fears for religious freedom

NYC ISIS Suspect: Philippines Is A ‘BREEDING GROUND FOR TERRORISTS’

Investigation Of Argentina’s ‘Dirty War’ Set Precedent For Inquiry Into Iran’s ‘Summer Of Blood’

BREAKING: Man Arrested For ISIS-Inspired Plot On Concerts In NYC

Man Tries To Board Airplane In Sweden With ‘Mother Of Satan’ Explosives

Denmark Set To Become Latest Country To Ban The Burqa

WATCH: Muslim Refugees Swim Across River To Escape Death Squad  Jeez, you’d think they were Jews in Palestine or something.

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Today in Trump Derangement Syndrome

12th October 2017

‘Mr. Robot’ Returns Warning of ‘Dark Future’ of Trump, Capitalism

Why are we still shocked that men in power abuse women when Donald Trump is the President?  Presumably the theory is that since Donald Trump abuses women what do you expect? Except, of course, there is absolutely no evidence that Donald Trump abuses women, much less that he was as bad as Harvey Weinstein. This is just another ‘Trump is a poppyhead’ screed pretending to be journalism.

Trump’s approval rating has fallen in every single state since he became President  Especially in polls that oversample Democrats. And yet he keeps on winning — see Clinton’s Former White House Pollster: Trump’s Low Approval Numbers Are A Mirage

Democrats officially unveil articles of impeachment against Donald Trump  As fringe Republicans used to do for Obama — except that this is Trump, so the DemLegHump Media actually cover it.

‘Morning Joe’ Compares Trump To Banana Republic Dictator For Media Tweets [VIDEO]  They’re actually getting paid for this shit.

San Juan Mayor Accuses Trump Of Committing Genocide  Now that’s just horseshit.

Largest Democrat Donor Steyer Demands Trump Impeachment  ‘Impeach Trump!’ ‘Why?’ ‘Because Democrats are losing!’ ‘That’s not an impeachable offense.’ ‘Well, it ought to be!’

Missouri Lawmaker Who Called For Trump’s Assassination Is Now Comparing Him To Hitler  Not really news.

CNN, MSNBC Speculate on Removing Trump From Office Via 25th Amendment  Grasping at straws. The proglodyte fantasy parade continues.

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Chicago Alderman Who Told Businessman to ‘Come Back To Me On Your Knees’ Sued for Abuse of Power

12th October 2017

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Machine politics in the United States is pretty much an invention of the Democrat party, and they certainly dominate it today. This is one of the reasons why I would never live in a major city, all of which are run by Democrat machines (even in Texas).

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NYT: Women Having to Pay for Own Contraception Means US Is Turning Into Saudi Arabia

12th October 2017

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You can’t make this stuff up.

When I see Linda Greenhouse in a burqa, then I’ll start worrying about the U.S. turning into Saudi Arabia.

Sheesh.

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Cyrus Vance Is a Product of Dangerous One-Party Rule

12th October 2017

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It’s been a bad month for Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance. First there were reports that he declined to indict Ivanka Trump and her brother Donald Jr. for allegedly misleading prospective real estate buyers, but not til after Vance had received a large donation from Donald Sr.’s lawyer. Then Vance turned out to have had the same damning audio recording of Harvey Weinstein admitting to groping a woman’s breasts that The New Yorker published Tuesday, yet he declined to pursue the case.

The Manhattan DA’s office has more than 800 investigators on its payroll and took in more than $12 billion from asset forfeiture since 2009. It was more than capable of doing the work that Ronan Farrow did for The New Yorker, but it didn’t.

In a normal election, this kind of two-punch October Surprise would be more enough to sink a candidate. But New York City doesn’t have normal elections. Republicans offer largely token opposition in citywide races, and most of the borough-wide races (save for Staten Island) are the same way.

While New York City allows “fusion tickets,” where a candidate runs on the line of more than one party, no third party has taken advantage of this recently to mount a credible challenge to Democratic rule.

This is the result: A district attorney faces serious questions about his ethics and his prosecutorial decisions, in a case that’s getting massive attention in the news cycle, yet he has little fear of it costing him his job at the ballot box in a few weeks.

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Campus chaos — a shout-down a day

12th October 2017

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Stanley Kurtz reports on the escalating campus free speech crisis. He notes that last night’s disruption of Charles Murray’s speech at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor means that every working day for the past week has seen a significant shout-down.

The brownshirts of the Left are on the march. Yet Trump is the New Hitler.

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Many Professional Sports Teams Are Boycotting Trump Hotels

12th October 2017

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This is a feature, not a bug. If I were staying at an upscale hotel (which all Trump hotels are), the last thing I want to encounter in the halls is a passle of fresh-out-of-Compton thugs.

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Why Woodrow Wilson Is America’s Worst President Ever

12th October 2017

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You want a New Hitler? Wilson was the Hitler before Hitler.

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Executive Unilateralism on Health Care

12th October 2017

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A defining feature of Barack Obama’s presidency was the rise of executive unilateralism. Obama, frustrated with the procedural constraints that govern America’s government, took several executive actions on his own that amounted to legislation by presidential fiat. Some of these actions, like DACA and DAPA, were justified on the basis of prosecutorial discretion, while others, like certain financial and environmental regulations, were implemented via federal agencies. But in practice, these initiatives amounted to material changes to the law that were instituted without congressional approval. They amounted, in other words, to the President’s usurpation of Congress’s constitutional role. “To those members of Congress who question my authority to make our immigration system work better or question the wisdom of [my] acting where Congress has failed, I have one answer: Pass a bill,” Obama said in 2014.

In addition to underlining the sclerotic laziness of Congress in this area, it also underlies the danger to democratic government of an executive branch that feels justified, on the basis of opinion polls or ideology, in doing an end-run around the Constitution. Franklin Roosevelt was a master of this technique, even with a highly subservient legislature at his beck and call.

Today, a different president is engaging in executive unilateralism of his own. Donald Trump will sign an executive order rolling back some of the health-care regulations imposed by the Affordable Care Act. “Since Congress can’t get its act together on HealthCare, I will be using the power of the pen to give great HealthCare to many people — FAST,” he tweeted this morning. If that sounds familiar, it should: The president, whose agenda is constrained by the Constitution (and, arguably, the ongoing decay of our political institutions), is taking matters into his own hands.

How long will it take for proglodytes to realize that expanding the powers of government doesn’t always accrue to their benefit? They love it when Obama acts like Mussolini, but they have to wake up to the fact that there may be a Trump holding those reins of power. Will they take the hint? Probably not.

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The United States Will Withdraw From UNESCO

12th October 2017

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This is huge.

The Trump administration announced this morning that the U.S. is withdrawing from the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization. The administration cited UNESCO’s anti-Israel bias, need for fundamental reform, and financial disarray as its grounds for leaving. The State Department further explained that the U.S. could and would remain engaged with UNESCO members even though it would no longer be part of the organization. While I applaud, I also note that the administration’s rationale for getting out of the UN’s cultural organization would equally well justify withdrawing from the UN entirely.

Speed the day….

UPDATE: Tillerson Just Saved $500 Million Withdrawing From UNESCO

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Thought for the Day: Our New Platform

12th October 2017

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Boy Scouts to Admit Girls in Historic Rule Change

12th October 2017

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Soon to be renamed the Young Pioneers in line with other Communist youth groups.

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Cities and Suburbs Are Becoming Pretty Similar

12th October 2017

Tyler Cowen looks at the trend.

A few decades ago the choice for most people was pretty simple: either the city or the suburbs. The city was exciting but a little dangerous. The suburbs were comfortable but bland. These days our suburbs and cities are converging, which is narrowing our lifestyle choices.

‘Narrowing’? I’d say rather ‘broadening’, since it is becoming more and more easy to have the lifestyle of one’s choice no matter where one lives.

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