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  • My trust fund made me miserable

    08/16/2018 5:48:40 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 85 replies
    nypost ^ | 08/15/2018 | Hannan Sparks
    Over the past six years, Lane Fury has collected more than $185,000 in family money. Eventually, Fury stands to inherit roughly $6 million, but the 27-year-old doesn’t see this good fortune as a positive thing. “I don’t actually want it,” says Fury. “There is this sense of shame or embarrassment, like maybe some of the problems in the world are my fault, so I shouldn’t really be open about [my wealth].” While many people struggle to pay the bills and make ends meet, those lucky enough to have family money say they have problems of their own. Fury says having...
  • Revoking Security Clearance Is Not An Attack On Free Speech (V)

    08/16/2018 2:02:47 AM PDT · by OrangeHoof · 22 replies
    Me | 8-16-2018 | Orangehoof
    Critics of the revocation of security clearances for John Brennan and the likelihood of other mostly Obama-era former security chiefs continue to pound a talking point which is flat out false and you should not be swayed by it. Revoking security privileges is not an attack on free speech or the first amendment. It is, rather, a discrediting of those who have sold out their clearances for financial and political gain as news media mouthpieces of discontent. What Brennan, Clapper et al sell to the news media and, hence, the public is credibility - with inside knowledge - of the...
  • It Was Twenty Years Ago Today....

    08/15/2018 6:42:38 AM PDT · by Founding Father · 33 replies
    August 15, 2018 | Founding Father
    ....that I quit lurking and signed up as a poster on Free Republic. Thank you Jim, you are a true patriot. A moments silence for those who have gone on. A hearty thank you to everyone for making this the best site there is. God bless you each and every one.
  • Ron Reagan Jr: Trump Is an ‘Imbecilic Sociopath,’ Dragging the Presidency ‘Through the Gutter’

    08/15/2018 5:21:52 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 81 replies
    brietbart ^ | 08/14/2018 | Pam Key
    uesday on MSNBC’s “Hardball,” Ron Reagan, Jr., son of former President Ronald Reagan, said President Donald Trump is an “imbecilic sociopath.” Reagan said, “You asked a few minutes ago if there was any other president we could remember would say anything like this about a fellow American citizen, and the answer is no, not publicly. If the last two years taught us anything, it’s that Donald Trump does not appreciate or grasp the grandeur and the dignity of the office he holds. And you are quite right if they are good people they grow into to the extent that they...
  • Tim Walz, Jeff Johnson to face off in Minnesota governor's race

    08/15/2018 5:15:02 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    startribune ^ | 08/15/2018 | J Patrick Coolican
    Jeff Johnson shocked the Minnesota political world Tuesday with a commanding victory in the Republican primary for governor, while U.S. Rep. Tim Walz won a three-way race in the DFL primary, setting up a clash of starkly different visions for the state’s future. Johnson, a Hennepin County commissioner, derailed former Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s bid to win back his old job. Pawlenty had been widely seen as the front-runner thanks to much higher name recognition from his two previous terms in office, and Johnson overcame a vast fundraising disadvantage with a message of change and by courting supporters of President Donald...
  • Primary Election Dai In Minnesota - VANITY POST

    08/14/2018 10:35:57 AM PDT · by MplsSteve · 18 replies
    It's primary election Day In Minnesota! All summer long the Republicans and Democrats have been slugging it out statewide to see who'll represent their party in November. Depending on where you live, you may have a contested primary for state rep. I do in House District 55A (Shakopee), a southwestern metro suburb. It's been a somewhat bitter affair as there's an attempt to oust a two-term GOP rep who's voted with the Dems a few too many times for his own good. I'm voting for Tim Pawlenty for Governor. Yeah, I'm not terribly impressed with him but he stands a...
  • Narcissism and Progressive Activism

    08/14/2018 11:16:45 AM PDT · by PresidentFelon · 7 replies
    David Horowitz (Excerpted from How to Beat the Democrats and Other Subversive Ideas) ^ | August 14th, 2018 | Charles McFarling and David Horowitz
    Have you ever asked yourself why Progressive activists demonstrate so much compassion for illegal immigrants they have never met while treating fellow citizens that disagree with them so badly? The truth is they have little compassion, It is but an act. They are actually hate-filled misanthrops, full of rage. Progressive activists exhibit the stereotypical virtue signalling, false compassion and rage of a pathological narcissist. True compassion isn't situational. Kind people are kind to everyone, they don't profess how much they care about illegal immigrants they have never met while calling their fellow citizens racists and Nazis. Narcissists are pathologically driven...
  • The Great Peshtigo Fire

    08/13/2018 7:41:24 PM PDT · by crz · 62 replies
    weather.gov ^ | 08.13.2018 | crz
    The fire that nobody seems to know about.
  • AN OPEN LETTER TO THE BLACK COMMUNITY

    08/13/2018 7:09:11 PM PDT · by huckfillary · 40 replies
    Artful Dilettante ^ | August 13, 2018 | Artful Dilettante
    The title is somewhat misleading. This essay is specifically written for young black Americans who believe or have absorbed the message that the ghetto and life on the margin are their destiny, that success is unattainable, and that dreams are only for white people. Before you are halfway through the essay, many of you will be condemning and ridiculing me as simplistic, unrealistic, idealistic, and naive. I agree. But you ignore my message at your own peril. It is very demanding. Anything worth having is very demanding. Your friends may ostracize you and ridicule you as "trying to be white."...
  • Omarosa shares tape of Trump’s reaction to her being fired

    08/13/2018 5:31:08 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 65 replies
    brietbart ^ | 08/13/2018 | Mark Moore
    Former “Apprentice” contestant Omarosa Manigault Newman revealed another taped White House conversation in which President Trump appeared to express surprise that she had been fired from his administration. “Omarosa? Omarosa what’s going on? I just saw on the news that you’re thinking about leaving? What happened?” Trump says on the tape played on NBC’s “Today” show Monday. “General Kelly – General Kelly came to me and said that you guys wanted me to leave,” Newman said on the tape, referring to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, a retired Marine general. “No … I, I, Nobody even told me...
  • FLASHBACK: Ellison Statement on Sen. Al Franken's Resignation

    Dec 7, 2017 Press Release WASHINGTON – Following Sen. Al Franken's decision to resign from the U.S. Senate, Rep. Keith Ellison issued the following statement: "I commend the brave women who have come forward in recent weeks to share their experience of sexual harassment and assault. Their courage is immense, and has sparked a long overdue national reckoning with persistent inequities and injustices in our society. "I am grateful for Al Franken’s progressive record of accomplishment over the years—from his forceful advocacy for a free and open internet, to his important work helping to shape the Affordable Care Act, to...
  • Per Mark Meadows on Twitter: Bruce Ohr Will Testify Before Congress

    08/12/2018 3:56:38 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 53 replies
    Mark Meadows @RepMarkMeadows DOJ official Bruce Ohr will come before Congress on August 28 to answer why he had 60+ contacts with dossier author, Chris Steele, as far back as January 2016. He owes the American public the full truth. 6:44 PM · Aug 10, 2018
  • U.S. airline worker steals plane, takes it for flight before crashing it

    08/11/2018 5:14:47 AM PDT · by Java4Jay · 33 replies
    An Horizon Air ground service agent took the controls of a Bombardier Q400 turboprop airplane in a maintenance area at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport at about 8 p.m. local time Friday and took off, embarking on flight over Seattle before crashing about an one hour later on Ketron Island in Puget Sound, Horizon sister carrier Alaska Airline said online.
  • CANDACE CAMERON BURE WANTS TO SEE ANOTHER CONSERVATIVE ON 'THE VIEW'

    08/08/2018 5:49:58 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 21 replies
    newsweek ^ | Kelly Wynne
    Fuller House star and former host of The View, Candace Cameron Bure, told Fox News she wants The View to acquire another conservative host. “I really hope that it is a conservative seat because I think it will balance out that table,” she said. “They need more than one conservative so I really hope it’s a conservative.” Bure spoke about Meghan McCain, who is on the panel currently, and stated that McCain should not be the only one there to balance the table. Bure, who is a Republican, has not been fully supportive of President Donald Trump. She commented on...
  • Watergate had tapes. Trump has tweets.

    08/08/2018 5:20:37 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 38 replies
    vox ^ | 08/06/2018 | Ezra Klein
    he Watergate tapes stand as one of the stunning, implausible twists of American history. Nixon confessed his crimes and recorded himself in the process. Who does that? In their book The Final Days, Bob Woodward and Carl Bernstein write, “the single thread that linked the problems together was the President’s tapes. The lawyers represented a President who had bugged himself, who had blurted his secrets into hidden microphones. They had not yet heard the tapes, nor seen any transcripts of them. The President would not permit it. They were told to mount a defense, but were not given the information...
  • So How do we fight against Big Tech cenorship?

    08/07/2018 8:19:52 AM PDT · by ahorvet · 44 replies
    Me | 08/07/2018 | ahorvet
    How do we strike back against these Big Tech goliaths who are censoring out any non-conformist (read: non-left wing) posting on their forums? How can we bring them down?
  • Releasing the US economic engine

    08/03/2018 10:26:32 PM PDT · by jmclemore · 12 replies
    Me
    Trump wins election and the economy starts clawing itself out of the liberal grave it was forced into. Trump rolls back EPA rules and the economy stands up and starts walking. Trump gets tax reform and the economy starts galloping like a thoroughbred. Trump starts slapping our trade partners with tariffs and instead of economic calamity, the jobs you can't bring back, start returning on their own and the economy is now soaring.... What next.... Where are the finial restrains, real or imagined, that Trump can remove.
  • [Vanity] FBI Cleared Manafort?

    08/01/2018 7:12:27 PM PDT · by TBP · 33 replies
    Memory | Meeee!
    I seem to remember seeing articles saying that the FBI investigated the charges against Manafort in 2005 and dropped the case. Can anyone help me find them?
  • Trump Rally tonight, 7:00PM (EST) Mohegan Sun Arena, Wilkes-Barre Township, PA

    08/02/2018 3:15:57 AM PDT · by JLAGRAYFOX · 23 replies
    Tonight, the Mohegan Sun Arena, Casey Plaza, Wilkes-Barre, Pennslyvania, will be jam packed to the rafters with avid loving, POTUS, Donald J. Trump, Whites, Blacks, Hispanics, etc., coal miners, steel workers, aircraft mechanics, auto mechanics, auto production workers cops, firemen, EMTs, AMTs, first responders, oil workers, energy workers, plumbers, pipe fitters, painters, carpenters, small business men & women, moms, dads, aunts, uncles, sons, daughters, grandmas, grandpas, school teachers, all sorts of blue collar workers, young folks, old folks, our beloved Military folks, American patriots...across the board and spectrum of America, etc.!!! Not attending, of course, will be the ill-informed, Democrat...
  • Pope Francis: Sacrificing Children for Career Is Modern ‘Idolatry

    08/01/2018 5:51:18 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 19 replies
    brietbart ^ | 08/01/2018 | Thomas D Williams PHD
    Modern idolatry takes many forms, Pope Francis said Wednesday, including not having children in order to advance one’s career. “Idols demand a cult and rituals,” the pope said at his weekly General Audience in Saint Peter’s Square. “People bow down before them and sacrifice everything. In antiquity, human sacrifices were made to idols, but even today people sacrifice their children for their career, neglecting them or simply not generating them.” Children are not the only sacrifice laid on the altar of idols, the pope continued, and one’s career is not the only idol on offer. “Beauty demands human sacrifices. Fame...