November, 2017

Dem. Senator from Hawaii on Dem gropers: ‘sometimes good people do bad things’

Dem. Senator from Hawaii on Dem gropers: 'sometimes good people do bad things'
Chuck Todd is on a mini-roll. As I wrote the other day, he’s been grilling prominent lefties about their double standard with regard to the increasing number of sexual harassment allegations being lobbed at their Democrat colleagues.  I don’t expect it to last, but I do appreciate it.

The most recent example features Senator Mazie Hirono (D., Hawaii). Todd wanted to know why folks like Nancy Pelosi are still - despite all the evidence - working so hard to ignore their own platitudes and give their pals a pass when it comes to the treatment of women.  To Todd’s credit, he didn’t let up.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Full Story

LGBTQ is so Last Year

LGBTQ is so Last Year
Given the current state of our culture it is sometimes impossible to tell the difference between real news, fake news, and satire, so for the sake of clarity let me spell it out – the brief article that follows is SATIRE.

Satire: The use of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc.

By Jim ONeill - Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Full Story

Calling Elizabeth Warren ‘Pocahontas’ is the best way to fight racism

Calling Elizabeth Warren 'Pocahontas' is the best way to fight racism
“On the shores of her Cambridge mansion, by the shining Charles River waters, stood Elizabeth Warren, pointing with her finger at the White House.”The Song of Warrenwatha

Senator Elizabeth Warren, America’s greatest living fake Indian, is outraged.

“There he was, at a ceremony to honor Native Americans,” the former Harvard Law prof, who claimed to be Native American on account of her grandfather’s high cheekbones, fumed, “And President Trump couldn’t even make it through a ceremony to honor these men without throwing in a racial slur.”

VIDEO: Trump in Missouri on tax reform and, er . . . lots of other fun, Trumpy things

The main reason I want you to watch this is that you could pull any number of lines from it and make it sound like he said something outrageous and irresponsible. Yet if you watch the whole thing and catch the feel of it, you understand exactly what’s going on:

Most of what Trump says that gets portrayed as outrageous is nothing different from what you and I say in the privacy of our own homes. I know, I know, he’s president and it’s different because of the force of his words given the office and all that. We’re used to the idea that presidents have to have a certain comportment because I guess we can’t handle too much bluntness from the man who occupies that office.

Or maybe we just thought that was true, and Trump is now making us uncomfortable by challenging us with the proposition that it isn’t and never was.

There are a lot of reasons he’s president, but I think this is at the top of the list: What you see here is pretty much the real guy, warts and all, and you know it and he knows it, and yet there it is. Can you deal with it? Given the choice between this and the phony baloney, carefully rehearsed theater we’re used to getting, most of you answered with a resounding yes.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Full Story

Cokie Roberts and Gayle King: silent partners in the sexual victimization of less powerful women

Cokie Roberts
That scared look on CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King’s face the morning after Charlie Rose was fired from the program said it all.

That was not a look of betrayal on King’s face: that was a look of guilt. The fear in her eyes was the fear of being caught. Charlie Rose’s licentious behavior in front of the cameras on CBS This Morning was so obvious that professional comedians joked about it.

SpaceX Should Not Fear Transparency

SpaceX Should Not Fear Transparency
On Sunday, Elon Musk of SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity fame tweeted that “public risks require public oversight.” I hope that SpaceX—or NASA—is not exempting Musk’s own company from this very rule.

Per Vice President Mike Pence, the Trump administration resurrected the National Space Council so “America will lead in space once again.” That goal is likely not feasible unless every company puts the interests of American spaceflight above its own public relations concerns.

By Megan Barth - Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Full Story

SAF FILES CHALLENGE TO CALIFORNIA ‘ASSAULT WEAPONS’ REGULATIONS

SAF FILES CHALLENGE TO CALIFORNIA ‘ASSAULT WEAPONS’ REGULATIONS
BELLEVUE, WA – The Second Amendment Foundation has filed a lawsuit against the State of California challenging the newest regulations on so-called “assault weapons” and alleging that, as promulgated, they violate the state Administrative Procedures Act. The suit is Holt et. al. v. Becerra et. al.

Joining SAF are the Calguns Foundation, Firearms Policy Coalition, Firearms Policy Foundation and several individual California citizens. Named as defendants are state Attorney General Xavier Becerra, the California Department of Justice, along with Stephen Lindley, chief of the Department of Justice Bureau of Firearms; Debra M. Cornez, director of the Office of Administrative Law and Betty T. Yee, California state controller.

By Second Amendment Foundation - Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Full Story

I am a woman, not a cisgender

I am a woman, not a cisgender
A mere few years ago, yet what seems millennia as measured in loss of civilization, I warned conservative friends that their sexual identities were about to be involuntarily drafted in service to the cultural revolution. Henceforth, they would no longer be male or female: they would all be “cisgenders.”

What is “cisgender”? Technically (pseudo-technically, actually), it means that you feel you are the sex you were born, for example: men who think they’re men; women who think they’re women, but also gays and lesbians who think they were born gay or lesbian but don’t need surgery or chemicals to transform their bodies into gay or lesbian bodies.

By Tina Trent - Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Full Story

Good news: ESPN announces more layoffs

Good news: ESPN announces more layoffs

On Wednesday, sports network ESPN announced it was laying off employees effective immediately. The long-expected announcement follows a similar purging of 100 employees back in April.

At present ESPN has about 87 million subscribers, a big drop from 2010 when it had around 100 million subscribers.

Even at this late date there are still those who claim that ESPN’s decline has nothing to do with its liberal bias. Bram Weinstein, who used to work at ESPN and now hosts a radio show at ESPN affiliate 980 AM in Washington, D.C., insisted the layoffs are just a “market correction” on his Wednesday show. ESPN is adjusting to the fact that millions of people are going “mobile,” paying to have NFL, NBA, and MLB games streamed directly to their cell phones and iPads, or so he claims.

Thanksgiving With a Dollop of Politics on the Side

Thanksgiving With a Dollop of Politics on the Side
Over the Thanksgiving weekend, I caught two police drama TV shows in which a young woman called her man her “partner” rather than her boyfriend. I thought, “That’s weird. Why didn’t she simply say her boyfriend?” Then, it dawned on me. Homosexuals use the term “partner”. So now Hollywood producers are telling us we must be what they call “gender inclusive”. We must abandon traditional gender distinctive terms like boyfriend and girlfriend. This is yet another under-the-radar baby-step by Leftists to implement the LGBT agenda.

By Lloyd Marcus - Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Full Story

Multiple Dirty Hillary Clinton Dossiers Behind Sexual Harassment Accusations?

Multiple Dirty Hillary Clinton Dossiers Behind Sexual Harassment Accusations?
“YO!”  to Hillary Rodham Clinton and her shrill mainstream media shills:  We get it!  Sexual harassment—systemically ignored for decades—has become an overnight media sensation ignited by the insatiable venom of an embittered Hillary Clinton and her loyalists.

In their own words: “The abrupt firing of NBC “Today” co-host Matt Lauer announced Wednesday prompted cheers among Hillary Clinton’s loyalists who feel that he was extraordinarily mean to her — and soft on President Trump — during the 2016 presidential campaign.” (Washington Examiner, Nov. 29, 2017)

By Judi McLeod - Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Full Story

Nancy Pelosi calls on John Conyers to resign

Nancy Pelosi calls on John Conyers to resign
In a turnaround so fast it might give you political whiplash, Nancy Pelosi has gone from “doubt the accusers” to “get out of here, John” in a space of just a few days.

Yes, that’s right.  Nancy Pelosi says there should be zero tolerance, and that “icon” John Conyers needs to resign.  This just days after she praised Conyers and voiced her doubts about the accusations levelled against him.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Full Story

Uh oh: Rubio and Lee want a smaller corporate tax cut so they can pay for bigger child tax credits

Uh oh: Rubio and Lee want a smaller corporate tax cut so they can pay for bigger child tax credits
I’m becoming more convinced by the day that Marco Rubio doesn’t really understand economic growth as the primary driver of tax policy, nor does he understand how markets work in general. Where Mike Lee got lost down this same path I’m not sure, but the two of them are making last-minute trouble as we near a Senate vote on tax reform, and they’re possibly endangering the new plan’s ability to really spur growth.

Why? Because they’re playing class warfare politics in the apparently belief that individual are hurt when businesses are helped. We already have 48 Democrats in the Senate who labor under this illusion. They don’t need any help. But Rubio and Lee want to cut corporate taxes less so they can write checks to people who don’t even pay any income tax. How is that pro-growth? It’s not. It’s the sort of thing Barack Obama, Chuck Schumer or Nancy Pelosi would want to do.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Full Story

McCain: Hey, I’m all in for this Republican tax cut plan!

McCain: Hey, I'm all in for this Republican tax cut plan!
I’d rather have to admit a mistake like this than have the thing fail because McCain confirmed my worst expectations of him. Looks like I’ll be heading up to the counter here at Atomic Coffee in downtown Royal Oak to see if I can get that crow on a croissant.

Then again, McCain is committing to vote for a tax bill whose final form we might not know. He’ll support the bill that came out of committee yesterday, but will that be the final bill? If not, does McCain still support it? Or does he claim he was willing before some unforeseen tragedy forced him to revert to his usual sabotagy way?

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Full Story

Despite majority support to legalize pot, nearly half of Canadians want to delay July 1 implementati

Despite majority support to legalize pot, nearly half of Canadians want to delay July 1 implementation
It’s policy crunch time across Canada. With a July 1, 2018 deadline looming for provinces to have a plan in place for marijuana legalization, some government officials have admittedly been scrambling and publicly calling out Ottawa over a timeline they say they aren’t able to meet.

A new Angus Reid Institute study finds more than half of Canadians – including six-in-ten in Quebec and Ontario -  say that they aren’t sure their provincial government will be ready in time.

By Angus Reid Institute - Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Full Story

Top 20 per cent of families pay 56 per cent of all taxes in Canada

Top 20 per cent of families pay 56 per cent of all taxes in Canada
VANCOUVER—Despite common misperceptions that top earners pay little tax, Canada’s top income-earners pay a disproportionate—and growing—share of all taxes collected by government, finds a new study released today by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“The notion of tax fairness has come up recently to justify even higher taxes on top earners, but in reality, they already pay a disproportionate share of the tax bill,” said Charles Lammam, director of fiscal studies at the Fraser Institute and co-author of Measuring the Distribution of Taxes in Canada: Do the Rich Pay Their “Fair Share”?

By Fraser Institute - Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Full Story

Sources say John Conyers won’t seek re-election due to harassment complaints

John Conyers won't seek re-election due to harassment complaints
Detroit will, unarguably, be better off once the name “John Conyers” has faded into history.  Nancy Pelosi’s congressional “icon” has been a millstone dragging the city down for decades, so the faster he’s gone, the faster the Motor City’s recovery will go. That means his departure is a bit of bad news and a lot of good news for those hoping to see Detroit’s resurrection continue.

The bad news is that he’s not leaving immediately.  Also, when he does eventually walk away, he’ll get to do so with the same pomp, circumstance, and retirement benefits offered to disgusting progressive “icons” like Ted Kennedy, Robert Byrd, and Bill Clinton.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, November 30, 2017 - Full Story