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It’s Obama’s fault American soldiers died in Niger

It’s Obama’s fault American soldiers died in Niger
Congresswoman Frederica Wilson has come up with a new gimmick for getting invited on CNN. After exploiting the death of one soldier killed in an attack in Niger, she decided that if exploiting one soldier made her famous, exploiting the deaths of all the soldiers would make her even more famous.

Wilson has taken to calling the attack, “Mr. Trump’s Benghazi.” And she’s close. American soldiers died in Niger for the same reasons that Americans died in Benghazi. Both were fallout from the Arab Spring.


President Trump Presents the Medal of Honor

By Right Side Broadcasting - Monday, October 23, 2017 - Full Story

Why are congressional Democrats trying to protect the phony Trump dossier authors from having to ans

Why are congressional Democrats trying to protect the phony Trump dossier authors from having to answer questions

The mainstream media wants you to think the Russia story is this: The Trump Administration colluded with Russia to influence the election in favor of Trump over Hillary.

Now, you might have noticed that over the course of the past few weeks the media have been awfully silent about Russia Russia Russia. Why would this be? Is there nothing going on? Au contraire. There’s a lot going on. But none of it fits the media’s anti-Trump narrative, so there’s been almost no coverage of it.

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, October 23, 2017 - Full Story

The Senate budget is strictly procedural; the House needs to pass it to make tax reform possible

Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell, Budgets, Tax Reform

One of the things I do is help organizations replace illogical, unproductive systems with sensible ones that allow them to actually be productive. Or in some cases, I help organizations that are constantly in a state of chaos because they have no organizational system at all. Often you’ll find that a company has plenty of earnest, talented people but the things they’re forced to do by established, existing procedures make it impossible for them to be productive.

I bring that up because I’ve been thinking about what I could do if given a chance to straighten out the U.S. Senate, where idiotic rules make it almost impossible to pass anything good. And on the rare occasion you can pass something good, what you have to do to make it happen will strike those on the outside as completely absurd, because it is.

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, October 23, 2017 - Full Story

Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion and misbehavior

Bowe Bergdahl pleads guilty to desertion and misbehavior

Three years ago, Susan Rice, Obama’s obsequious national security advisor and the one who infamously blamed the Libyan consulate outrage on a YouTube video, noted on ABC News that Bowe Bergdahl “served the United States with honor and distinction,” and further stated that Bergdahl “wasn’t simply a hostage; he was an American prisoner of war captured on the battlefield.” Three years later, Rice was forced to choke on her words. Her absurd comments represented the zenith of mendacity, and for an administration primarily known for deceitfulness, spin and echo chambers, that’s saying something.

On Monday, Bergdahl pleaded guilty to desertion and misbehavior before the enemy. The latter charge could mean life behind bars for the deserter while the former carries a five-year term. Bergdahl deserted his post in June 2009 sparking frantic search and rescue efforts to retrieve him. He was later captured by the Taliban. Some within the military, citing a surge of more accurate targeting of U.S. soldiers following his capture, believe that he provided the enemy with information on U.S. Army troop movements.

By BombThrowers -- Ari Lieberman- Monday, October 23, 2017 - Full Story

A Man Hears What He Wants to Hear…

And, many of you might continue along with, “…and disregards the rest.” Which, as most of us now know, is from Paul Simon’s song ‘The Boxer’ from their ‘Bridge Over Troubled Waters’ album. Hopefully Mr. Simon won’t mind, but “troubled waters” is also an excellent description of life in The United States of America today.

I recently read an article by Rush Limbaugh entitled, “We’re Paralyzed By Stupidity” and, might I humbly add, apathy can also be seen as one of our major paralyzing problems.  But, jokingly, who really gives an RA!

By Fredy 'Brooklyn' Lowe - Monday, October 23, 2017 - Full Story

Toxic Masculinity Vs. Righteous Masculinity

Toxic Masculinity Vs. Righteous Masculinity

I first became familiar with the term “toxic masculinity” a couple of years ago, and thought to myself “Oh great, some more post-feminist misandrist bulls—t. Misandry is “the hatred of, contempt for, or prejudice against men or boys.”

But I recently read an article by Maureen Ryan that pulled me up short and allowed me to see the light, so to speak. When Ms. Ryan speaks of “toxic masculinity” she is not referring to masculinity per se, but to a very specific type of masculinity… and I could not agree with her more.

By Jim ONeill - Monday, October 23, 2017 - Full Story

George W. Bush’s Speech on Trumpism

Bush, Obama, Trump

After eight years of political silence, what prompted former President George W. Bush’s speech on 29 October 2017, at the “Spirit of Liberty: At Home, In The World” event in New York, described, in the words of CNN, as “a major smackdown on Trumpism?”

“Smackdown” is a gross exaggeration. It was less than that. And it was more than that.

By Lee Cary - Monday, October 23, 2017 - Full Story

What MLK would say

What MLK would say,  Civil Rights, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired the hearts and minds of an entire nation with love, non-violence and unity. He did not preach hate, violence or division. That’s why he would be stunned by the actions and rhetoric of some people, groups and organizations today.

Dr King’s inspirational philosophy and leadership resulted in landmark legislative actions, namely the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. That’s 188 years after our Declaration of Independence was signed. That’s a significant part of our history. Period!

By Herman Cain - Monday, October 23, 2017 - Full Story

DC Swamp denizens strike back

EPA reductions in biodiesel mandates

Despite what I thought were persuasive articles over the years (here, here and here, for example), corn ethanol and other biofuel mandates remain embedded in US law. As we have learned, once a government program is created, it becomes virtually impossible to eliminate, revise or even trim fat from it.

This year, it looked like this “rule of perpetuity” might finally change. The Trump-Pruitt Environmental Protection Agency proposed to use its “waiver authority” to reduce its 2018 biodiesel requirement by 15% (315 million gallons) and (possibly) lower the 2019 total down to the 1-billion-gallon minimum mandated by Congress. The proposed action would not affect corn or other ethanol production and blending requirements, despite growing problems with incorporating more ethanol into gasoline.

By Paul Driessen - Monday, October 23, 2017 - Full Story

Above all else, tax reform is about the productive deployment of capital

IRS

Why do conservatives want lower taxes? Is it because we hate government, hate the poor and hate the environment?

No.

Is it because we think fat cats need to be fatter?

No.

By Herman Cain - Monday, October 23, 2017 - Full Story

The Spirit of Truman and Kennedy Long Ago Departed the DNC

The Spirit of Truman and Kennedy Long Ago Departed the DNC

To those Democrats that think the spirit of Truman and Kennedy is still alive at the DNC:

Many of you Democrats are living in the past. You think the essence of John Kennedy is still alive. You remember his allure, his magnetism, his support for civil rights. But you don’t remember his hatred of communism, his endorsement of low taxes and support for business, his enmity for secret societies and unbridled government. Yes, Kennedy was reckless, but it was HIS recklessness.

By Ray DiLorenzo - Monday, October 23, 2017 - Full Story

IT’S TIME FOR THE WHOLE TRUTH ABOUT JFK ASSASSINATION

The question at the center of the debate is the role of Lee Harvey Oswald. Was he the diabolical perpetrator of the heinous crime or an unwitting patsy set up to take the blame for the murder of the century by powerful forces either within the U.S. government, the Mafia or foreign entities?

Prior to the assassination, Oswald spent several months living, playing and working in New Orleans, LA. While some believe he was using that time to prepare for the Kennedy assassination, others are convinced that Oswald was working undercover for the U.S. government or as a foreign spy.

By Jeff Crouere - Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Full Story

EPA’s Pruitt abolishes ‘sue and settle’

Scott Pruitt

On Monday, Scott Pruitt, Trump’s Environmental Protection Agency administrator, announced a major change in the way the EPA will be doing business in the future. The agency will no longer pursue what has come to be known as “sue and settle,” whereby environmental groups sue the agency to take a desired action and the agency responds by settling the suit under terms favorable to the group. This change will restore agency rulemaking to its proper function, and deny the Left a major weapon in emplacing extreme, damaging regulations in federal agencies with no input or oversight from affected parties.

Pruitt announced:


Trump says he’ll release classified JFK files

JFK FILES

This could be gigantic. Or it could be Al Capone’s vaults. And since Trump apparently plans to release some of the files but hold back others because they contain information too sensitive to be unveiled, that could lead to even more conspiratorial theories that the real truth is in the stuff that was held back.

Say, come to think of it, the swamp leaks classified information like it’s coffee in a cup with a crack if it’s embarrassing to Trump. Why is it so dutiful about protecting what’s in these files? Anyway, it looks like we’ll soon find out . . . something:

By Dan Calabrese - Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Full Story

The Puerto Rican Genocide That Wasn’t

Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz

The Mayor of San Juan recently took a break from her tour of every cable news network on the planet to text an accusation of genocide aimed at President Trump.

“WE WILL NOT BE LEFT TO DIE,” Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz texted. “I ask the United Nations, UNICEF and the world to stand with the people of Puerto Rico and stop the genocide.”

By Daniel Greenfield - Saturday, October 21, 2017 - Full Story

Slapping Down A Democrat Smear-Monger

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly pushed back against a sleazy left-wing congresswoman who is trying to exploit a young soldier’s combat death in West Africa to score cheap political points against President Trump.

“I was stunned when I came to work yesterday morning, and broken-hearted at what I saw a member of Congress doing,” said Kelly, a retired Marine Corps general whose son was killed on the battlefield.


The IRS just gave Republicans a big opportunity on Obamacare

The Internal Revenue Service announced that it will no longer accept tax returns that leave out whether the filer has health insurance. This presents a great opportunity for Republicans to take a very big step toward repealing Obamacare. If only they’ll seize it.

According to CNBC:


Democrat congresswoman on Weinstein behavior: The women have responsibility here too, you know

I don’t get the impression that this is about being in Harvey Weinstein’s back pocket, although it’s hard to be sure. She’s not coming off as a mealy-mouthed liberal who has to come up with some way to split the difference between doctrinaire feminism and taking care of your sugar daddy. I know that spirit. I don’t discern it here.

What I think I see is an old-time, traditional woman - probably from the black church tradition - who remembers what she was taught as a girl and probably thinks it’s still good advice. And I’m not saying it isn’t, but trying to apply it here seems to completely misread what really happened at Miramax, and what appears to be going on more generally in Hollywood:

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, October 20, 2017 - Full Story

Chief of Staff Kelly brings unprecedented silence to White House press briefing

You could hear a pin drop during White House Chief-of-Staff John Kelly’s press briefing today. Instead of the usual short statement followed by questions and answers, Kelly spent most of the 20 minute conference explaining the process that follows the death of a uniformed service member. Included were Kelly’s emotional description of condolences received from son Robert’s squad members following his combat death in Afghanistan. But Kelly took special time to denounce the actions and comments of Florida Democratic Congresswoman Frederica Wilson.