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  • Robert Mueller's Valentine Writers

    12/13/2017 12:52:04 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Brent Bozell
    A cascade of embarrassing details has poured out over the last few weeks on how special counsel Robert Mueller's staff is a gang of Democratic partisans with a rooting interest in Hillary Clinton in 2016. Mueller deputy Andrew Weissman even attended the doomed election-night Clinton "victory party" in New York. Those news items are pouring out from every direction except the "news" media. The network anchors can barely mention the fact that senior FBI agent Peter Strzok was removed from Mueller's team months ago for exchanging anti-Trump, pro-Hillary text messages with the woman with whom he was having an affair,...
  • Leftists: Establishing a Religion

    12/13/2017 12:12:07 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom
    American Thinker ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Tom Trinko
    In the case of Jack Philips, the baker who doesn’t want to be forced to support a gay “wedding,” leftists have revealed their freedom-hating fascist fanaticism and their desire to establish their faith as government-mandated religion. Religion interacts with politics by defining moral and behavioral codes. For example, Catholics believe murder is wrong, a moral code, and that you shouldn’t eat meat on the Fridays of Lent (a penance that was ended in 1984, but is recently making a comeback), a behavioral code. Hence establishing a religion in the context of the 1st Amendment would involve providing preferential treatment to...
  • A Justice Majority Allowed This Murderer To Roam Free

    12/12/2017 11:54:42 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Terry Jeffrey
    It was 19 years ago, when Hoa Quang Ha drove up to a Chinese restaurant in San Jose, California, with his accomplice, Binh Thai Luc, who had come to the United States from Vietnam. Luc got out of the car, went into the restaurant, and made a take-out order. When the man at the counter turned around to use a cash register -- as the San Francisco Chronicle would later report in a story published on March 28, 2012 -- Luc stuck a gun in his back. "Brother, we are here to rob," Luc said. Luc and Ha initially got...
  • 'God, Trump is a loathsome human': FBI officials involved with Russia probe (tr)

    12/12/2017 11:06:59 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 3 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | HANNAH PARRY
    Two high ranking FBI officials involved in Robert Mueller's Russian probe exchanged text messages calling Donald Trump 'an idiot'. FBI agent Peter Strzok and senior FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who were having an affair, shared more than 10,000 texts in 2016 discussing the future president. During their exchanges, they described Trump as an 'idiot' and a 'loathsome human' and shared their hopes that Hillary Clinton should win the election, the Washington Post reported. Special Counsel Mueller removed Strzok from the investigation into collusion between Trump's administration and Russia during the 2016 election, after the messages revealing anti-Trump sentiment first emerged...
  • House panel marks up education funding bill

    12/12/2017 10:53:51 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Sean Higgins
    House Republican lawmakers marked up education legislation Tuesday that would reauthorize and rewrite the Higher Education Act, shifting its priorities away from higher education and instead toward apprenticeship programs and vocational training. Democrats opposed the bill, arguing that the changes favor for-profit colleges and would make it harder for students to afford a four-year college degree. The approved the legislation around midnight by a 23-17 party-line vote. Republicans argued that the changes were long-overdue reforms to an educational system that doesn't adequately serve the needs of students, employers or the economy. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., chairwoman of the Education and...
  • Tax Reform Could Be the GOP's Obamacare

    12/12/2017 10:25:53 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 4 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Jonah Goldberg
    Will the tax reform effort be the GOP's version of Obamacare? I don't know, and neither does anyone else. We have little idea what the final legislation will look like, and even if we did, it's hard to predict its overall effect. But there are some similarities already, starting with the ugliness of the process. For years, Republicans mocked Rep. Nancy Pelosi -- and other Democrats -- for dismissing the need to read the text of the Affordable Care Act before passing it. This time around, Republicans have insisted that we must pass tax reform to know what's in it,...
  • My Experience With the ‘Good Ol’ Boy’ Culture, and What I’m Doing About It Now

    12/12/2017 10:21:28 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 16 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Congressman Diane Black
    America is having a reckoning and it’s long overdue. I’m talking about the movement to hold sexual harassers accountable for their actions. This important movement is now shaking the halls of power in Congress and state capitols and I am determined to help lead it. I remember my first year in the Tennessee House of Representatives. It was 1998, and having spent my career as a nurse and an educator, I had a lot to learn about the legislative process. I immediately figured out that the state House had a “good ol' boy” culture - and learned about the inappropriate...
  • Liberate Food Trucks

    12/12/2017 10:11:51 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | John Stossel
    Laura Pekarik bakes cupcakes and sells them from a food truck. Her truck provided a great opportunity, letting her open a business without having to spend big to hire a staff and rent space in a building. "Instead of renting a whole brick and mortar and managing a team of people, it was just me and one baker," she explains. But increased regulations, such as new rules that forbid trucks to park near established restaurants, make life hard for people like Pekarik. "It became ever more difficult to find parking locations when we went to the city (Chicago) to try...
  • Let's Liberate Blacks From Left-Wing Politics

    12/12/2017 10:07:05 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Star Parker
    A new Quinnipiac University poll shows yet another perspective on the deep racial division in our country. According to the poll, 86 percent of blacks compared to 50 percent of whites say that President Trump does not "respect people of color as much as he respects white people." However the partisan divide is even greater than the racial divide. Ninety-one percent of Democrats compared to 12 percent of Republicans agree with the statement that President Trump is racially biased against people of color. Bottom line: What we call a racial divide today is really a partisan divide. Consider the remarks...
  • Still Dawdling Over Deadly Diversity Visas

    12/12/2017 10:00:29 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 3 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Dec 13, 2017 | Michelle Malkin
    Capitol Hill's national security priorities are screwier than a Six Flags roller coaster. Instead of immediately shutting down one of America's stupidest visa programs, which helped bring us yet another murder-minded jihadist this week, bipartisan Beltway politicians are pushing to preserve and expand the illegal immigration pipeline. Republicans and Democrats in Congress want a "fix" for the Obama administration's executive amnesty covering nearly 700,000 illegal immigrants -- and they want it pronto. Translation: Protecting border-hopping "DREAMers" is a more important priority in Washington than protecting Americans from infiltrators exploiting the diversity visa lottery. You remember the hew and cry over...
  • Liberal Pundit Paul Krugman is Wrong Again

    12/12/2017 9:32:43 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Decemer 13, 2017 | Mike Fuljenz
    At 12:42 am on Wednesday morning, November 9, 2016, the Liberal Nobel-Prize winning economist Paul Krugman filed an article for the New York Times titled “The Economic Fallout,” which began like this:“It really does now look like President Donald J. Trump, and markets are plunging. When might we expect them to recover? Frankly, I find it hard to care much, even though this is my specialty. The disaster for America and the world has so many aspects that the economic ramifications are way down my list of things to fear. Still, I guess people want an answer. If the question...
  • For Once, the Joke Is on Al Franken

    12/12/2017 9:14:48 PM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2017 | Salena Zito
    There is a strong argument to be made that Sen. Al Franken's central reason for resigning is he knew he would be reduced to being shunned by his peers and the press if he were to continue representing Minnesota in the congressional upper chamber. In short, he would have become a joke, an afterthought, a pariah, a no one. For the egocentric Minnesotan who was courted by everyone in the Democratic Party to headline their fundraisers -- both for their re-elections as well as their state party's coffers -- and fawned over for his Hollywood pedigree and admired by progressives...
  • Moral Values and Customs vs. Laws

    12/12/2017 9:09:10 PM PST · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 13, 2017 | Walter E. Williams
    I'm approaching my 82nd birthday, and my daughter will occasionally suggest that modernity is perplexing to me because I'm from prehistoric times. As such, it points to one of the unavoidable problems of youth -- namely, the temptation to think that today's behavioral standards have always been. Let's look at a few of the differences between yesteryear and today. One of those differences is the treatment of women. There are awesome physical strength differences between men and women. To create and maintain civil relationships between the sexes is to drum into boys, starting from very young ages, that they are...
  • Roll Tide: All That Roy Moore And Doug Jones Can Do Now In Alabama's Senate Race Is Wait

    12/12/2017 6:07:37 PM PST · by Kaslin · 41 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | December 12, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    It’s over. The Alabama special election is over. The polls have closed. The only thing that Republican Roy Moore and Democrat Doug Jones can do now is wait. Moore has been dealing with multiple accusations of sexual molestation and assault from multiple women. These events occurred when Moore’s accusers were teenagers. It’s been an issue that has plagued the Moore campaign. As the ballots are being counted, turnout in some areas of the state is higher than usual. Yet, CNN’s panel of pundits noted that high black turnout, which is what Democrats are hoping for, might not be enough to...
  • FReeper Canteen ~ Which of The 12 Days of Christmas Are You? ~ 13 December 2017

    12/12/2017 6:05:28 PM PST · by Kathy in Alaska · 81 replies
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  • Was Trump the Motivation Behind the Weinstein Story?

    12/12/2017 5:47:13 PM PST · by Kaslin · 10 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 12, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Do you remember back when the Weinstein story broke in the New York Times we were all saying, “Why? Why now? Just ’cause Hillary lost? But what brought this about?” People said, “He’s lost his power in D.C., and he’s been hated for so long, and now people finally have a chance, and Ronan Farrow was…” Maybe we were all wrong. Maybe the reason it was time for Weinstein to finally be outed was because it triggered all of this. Let’s go to the audio sound bites. Capitol Hill this afternoon, 69 members of Congress. Lois Frankel (our former...
  • Drive-Bys Lack the Self-Awareness of the San Diego Chicken

    12/12/2017 5:19:44 PM PST · by Kaslin · 6 replies
    Rush Limbaugh.com ^ | December 12, 2017 | Rush Limbaugh
    RUSH: Kirsten Gillibrand is about to have a conniption fit out there over Trump’s tweet about her today, and she’s roped in CNN. CNN’s now doing a whole panel discussion on how Trump was behaving very badly toward her, and it’s a sexist tweet and so forth. These people… Does CNN have any idea that they’ve become a joke? This is what amazes me. CNN has humiliated itself at least seven times this year. They’ve had to fire three people over a fake story about Anthony Scaramucci. The thing that happened on Friday would have been enough to get most...
  • Montgomery County [MD] Bracing for Long-Term Revenue Decline [wealthy paying less taxes]

    12/12/2017 4:55:44 PM PST · by 11th_VA · 22 replies
    http://www.bethesdamagazine.com ^ | Dec 12, 2017 | By Andrew Metcalf
    Projected revenue decline attributed to wealthy individuals paying significantly less in income taxes; future job cuts not ruled out Montgomery County is revising its six-year revenue forecasts down by more than $400 million as income tax revenue lags behind previous projections. The lower long-term forecast comes after County Executive Ike Leggett called for 2 percent cuts at county departments to address a projected $120 million shortfall in the $5.4 billion fiscal 2018 operating budget. Leggett said he doesn’t believe county employees should worry about their job security “immediately,” however he did say potential job cuts may need to be considered...
  • A Nasty, Nafta-Related Surprise: Mexico’s Soaring Obesity

    12/12/2017 4:40:55 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    New York Times ^ | DEC. 11, 2017 | ANDREW JACOBS and MATT RICHTEL
    Few predicted when Mexico joined the free-trade deal that it would transform the country in a way that would saddle millions with diet-related illnesses.William Ruiz Sánchez spends his days grilling burgers and slathering fried hot dogs with pepperoni and cheese at his family’s restaurant. Refrigerators and fire-engine red tables provided by Coca-Cola feature the company’s logo in exchange for exclusive sale of its drinks. Though members of the Ruiz family sometimes eat here, they more often grab dinner at Domino’s or McDonald’s. For midday snacks, they buy Doritos or Cheetos at Oxxo, a convenience store chain so ubiquitous here that...
  • Cooking fire at a homeless encampment sparked Bel-Air blaze that destroyed homes, officials say

    12/12/2017 3:33:13 PM PST · by RightGeek · 43 replies
    LA Times ^ | 12/12/2017 | Laurea J. Nelson
    The fire that destroyed six homes and damaged a dozen others in Bel-Air last week was caused by a cooking fire at a nearby homeless encampment, Los Angeles fire officials said Tuesday. For a “number of years,” homeless people had been living in a camp along Sepulveda Boulevard where it passes under the 405 Freeway, Los Angeles Fire Department spokesman Peter Sanders said. Investigators who inspected the encampment found evidence that people had been cooking and sleeping in the area but did not find anyone there, Sanders said. The department has no suspects, he said. Los Angeles has been struggling...