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The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street

Twilight Zone, Capitol Hill
In episode 22 of the first season of the Twilight Zone, space aliens decide to descend upon a quiet neighborhood to test the fragility of the human occupants, remove them from their comfort zone and watch their reactions. They observe the reaction to electricity being turned off on most of the homes while leaving a few others untouched. Autos all over the neighborhood were unable to start while a few others appear normal. The episode ends with the once quiet neighborhood in panic with fighting, finger pointing, suspicion and prejudice. Human fragility indeed. All this to test methods of invasion by the aliens at a later date.

Our current Maple Street is the once dignified and honorable seat of government, Washington, D.C., and the center of hero worship, Hollywood - two corners of powerful social change. They have become places where service and dignity take a back seat to power, riches and licentiousness. Our leaders and ‘heroes’ have openly demonstrated to the world that they are as fragile and as filled with human weakness and prejudice as the rest of us, maybe more so. It was probably always like that, but at least it was hidden in dark corners. There was always a figment, a bubble of superhero presence. No more.

By Ray DiLorenzo - Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Full Story

Trump DHS nominee demands amnesty

DHS nominee Kirstjen Nielsen
President Trump’s nominee to run the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) doesn’t seem too interested in enforcing the nation’s immigration laws.

At a recent confirmation hearing, she said “we owe” amnesty to the roughly 700,000 illegal aliens now shielded from deportation under President Obama’s constitutionally suspect and soon-to-expire Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.


Colin Kaepernick is no Muhammad Ali

Colin Kaepernick is no Muhammad Ali,
GQ magazine named former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick its 2017 “Citizen of the Year.” In doing so, GQ overlooked NFL Houston Texans’ J.J. Watt, who raised some $37 million for hurricane relief. Many of Kaepernick’s supporters liken his protest to that of boxer Muhammad Ali, who refused to be inducted into the military. The comparison is not well-taken.

For whatever reason, Kaepernick chose not to give the magazine an interview, passing up an opportunity to clearly explain the purpose of his protest. At first, Kaepernick insisted his protest was about the alleged epidemic of police brutality against blacks. Shortly after he started his protest, Kaepernick said: “There’s a lot of things that need to change. One specifically is police brutality. There’s people being murdered unjustly and not being held accountable. The cops are getting paid leave for killing people. That’s not right.”

By BombThrowers -- Larry Elder- Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Full Story

A Protection Racket Wrapped in a Cover-up

A Protection Racket Wrapped in a Cover-up, Robert Mueller, Deep State
Is the entire Mueller investigation a false flag distraction to cover the tracks of the people who really did attempt to undermine an American presidential election?

Some background to this part of the plot must include the fact that the former FBI Director James Comey has admitted to illegally leaking transcripts of privileged conversations with the President to the press.  Why did he do it?  Comey testified before a Senate Committee that he orchestrated the leak of accounts of conversations with President Donald Trump because he thought it might lead to the appointment of a special prosecutor to lead the Russia investigation.

By Dr. Robert R. Owens - Saturday, November 18, 2017 - Full Story

Ohio Supreme Court Justice and Dem Gov. candidate details sex with ‘50 very attractive females’ - sp

Ohio Supreme Court Justice and Dem Gov. candidate, BILL O'NEILL
I thought the strangest thing I’d see today was Valerie Jarrett throwing Al Franken under the bus.

I was wrong.

By Robert Laurie - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

AL FRANKEN, SEXUAL PREDATOR

AL FRANKEN, SEXUAL PREDATOR
Radio host Leeann Tweeden’s apparently well-founded claim that Democrat Sen. Al Franken, the professional vulgarian and former comedian who has a long, well-documented track record of making crude remarks about sexually assaulting women, kissed and groped her without her consent, is sending shock waves through Democratic Party circles and the mainstream media.

President Trump, who himself has faced plenty of sex-related accusations, took to Twitter to mock Franken. Last night at 10:06 Trump tweeted, “The Al Frankenstein picture is really bad, speaks a thousand words. Where do his hands go in pictures 2, 3, 4, 5 & 6 while she sleeps?”


Where’s Your Leonardo?

Paintings in the Attic
A work by the Italian Renaissance artist Leonardo da Vinci, that is.

As you may have heard, one of his paintings, entitled “Salvator Mundi” (Latin for “Savior of the World”) just sold at auction in the Big Apple for the astounding sum of U.S. $450 million – not exactly chump change.

By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Judging Roy Moore

Judging Roy Moore
Can someone figure out who you are today by examining your actions from 39 years ago?  I am not who I was 39 years ago, or 29 years ago, or 9 years ago.  As human beings, we tend to learn, grow and mature.

I do not believe Roy Moore is guilty of what he is being accused of, but isn’t it strange that all of this suddenly appeared within 30 days of an election regarding a guy who is not only a threat to the Democrats, but the moderate establishment Republicans?

By Douglas V. Gibbs - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Hypocrites on the right – convicting without a trial

Hypocrites on the right – convicting without a trial
There is a problem here. Republican office holders and so-called conservative pundits are all jumping on the bandwagon to convict Judge Roy Moore based on their northeastern customs. Yes, this includes all the Fox personalities televising their holier-than-thou judgments out of New York Central along with the D.C. swamp.

It’s fascinating to see how these same conservatives stood by Donald Trump when women came out of the woodwork at the last minute accusing him of misconduct. In fact, even Sean Hannity had his own problem last year fighting back when women appeared in an attempt to smear him with sleazy accusations. Both these men, and others under attack by the Left, solidly denied the allegations. And guess what? We had their backs because we knew that accusations without proper evidence had no credence.

By A. Dru Kristenev - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

MSNBC gets woke: Mika says Bill Clinton was a ‘predator’ who harassed Lewinsky

MSNBC gets woke: Mika says Bill Clinton was a 'predator' who harassed Lewinsky
Years ago, I did a radio interview in which a member of the Detroit Free Press editorial board argued that people like Robert Byrd and Bill Clinton had basically earned the free passes they’d been given by the left. It seems that - after their horrible transgressions - they’d “voted to support” the issues liberals supported, and that was more important than who they may have raped, assaulted, or the years they spent recruiting for the Ku Klux Klan. To this day, I view that interview as the most succinct summation of the Democrat mentality that I’ve ever witnessed.

It was a variation of the “it was just sex,” “personal lives don’t matter,” and “it was a long time ago” arguments that became the left’s go-to in the 90’s. It was also an admission that progressive platitudes are just that. If politicians vote in support of the oh-so-serious causes in which liberals believe, pretty much anything goes.

By Robert Laurie - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

GOP Tax Reform: Leave No Taxpayer Behind

GOP Tax Reform: Leave No Taxpayer Behind
Many California Republicans are excited about the federal GOP tax reform bill and anxious for tax relief, but others are warning about the negative impacts on individual taxpayers in high tax states like California and New York.

I spoke with California’s Congressman Tom McClintock this week to drill down into the corporate and personal aspects of the tax reform bill, to understand the nitty-gritty.

The bottom line for Rep. McClintock has to do with the personal income tax aspect: he says it needs to be removed from the bill until Congress can guarantee their plan will “Leave No Taxpayer Behind.”

By Katy Grimes - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

54 percent oppose GOP tax bill because they think cutting corporate taxes is bad for them

54 percent oppose GOP tax bill because they think cutting corporate taxes is bad for them
I’m really not surprised at this poll outcome given the tenor of our times. Democrats and the media have been pounding away for decades with the idea that if it’s good for rich people and corporations, it’s bad for you. And very few Republicans have offered effective rejoinders to this idea since Ronald Reagan left the stage.

The frustrating thing is that Republicans have done so little to make the case in the run-up to the current bill being voted on, which means they’re essentially shoving a much-improved tax code (although not nearly as improved as it could have been) down the throats of an unenthusiastic nation that doesn’t really see why it’s necessary. You can blame people for their economic ignorance, and I do, but really, where have the voices been for the past three decades or so making the case for these policies? Jack Kemp? OK. The Club for Growth, kinda sorta. Herman Cain? You had your chance, people . . .

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Why the Destruction of Roy Moore Should Bother Conservatives

One of the things that has me so riled about this destruction of Roy Moore is the way it is being done and the knock-kneed response of Republicans who should know better. This thing reminds me of Chamberlain at Munich in 1938; desperate to avoid any conflict with Hitler the British Prime Minister carved Czechoslovakia up and served it ala mode to der Fuehrer in servitude and abject fear. Saying “Peace in our time” Chamberlain wound up unleashing the largest war in human history - all because he was too cowardly to stop Hitler. The little corporal had the audacity to take what was not rightfully his and Western leaders gave it to him out of fear of the very thing which they themselves unleashed.

By Timothy Birdnow - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Anchor: Al Franken groped me while I slept - forced his tongue into my mouth - during 2006 USO tour

Anchor: Al Franken groped me while I slept - forced his tongue into my mouth - during 2006 USO tour
Of all the (seemingly innumerable) accusations of assault that have emerged in the wake of the Weinstein scandal, none have come with photographic evidence. That may no longer be the case.  A new accusation, levelled against Senator Al Franken (D-MN) by KABC news anchor Leeann Tweeden, alleges that the Senator forcibly kissed the model-turned-broadcaster and groped her while she slept.  The incident occurred during a 2006 USO tour and - unlike other accusations - there’s a picture.

 

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Full Story

House passes tax reform 227-205; most New York and New Jersey Republicans vote no

House passes tax reform 227-205; most New York and New Jersey Republicans vote no
The House just passed what it calls the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by a margin of 227-205.

All the yes votes came from Republicans. In addition to all the Democrats, at least 13 Republicans voted no, and most of them came from high-tax states, particularly New York and New Jersey. This contingent was lead by New York Republican Steve King, who didn’t like the idea that the bill limits the deductibility of state and local taxes. That’s a problem in high-tax states, where the deduction has essentially served as a federal subsidy for the big-spending ways of Albany and Trenton politicians.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Full Story

Hillary: Investigating me would be a symptom of a ‘dictatorship, like some authoritarian regime’

Hillary: Investigating me would be a symptom of a 'dictatorship, like some authoritarian regime'
If there’s one thing the Clintons have always been able to count on, it’s that they’re above the law.  The rules that apply to the little people Hillary so despises have never been applied to her own family. Time will tell if that’s really going to change but, now that their political power is on the wane, it at least appears as if their ability to dodge the consequences of their actions has diminished.

The other day, Dan wrote about the New York Times’s previously unimaginable decision to call out Bill’s history of sexual predation.  That alone may not seem like much but, since the Times was once a reliable mouthpiece for the Clintons, it says volumes about their current lack of influence.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Full Story

Yes, Virginia, immigration is turning the country blue

Yes, Virginia, immigration is turning the country blue
Hey, Republicans! Did you enjoy Election Night last week? Get ready for a lot more nights like that as immigration turns every last corner of the country blue.

When Ed Gillespie lost in Virginia, liberals crowed about how they’re winning the war of ideas. The country has thoroughly, emphatically rejected Trumpism!


House Committee Votes to Stop Funding Terrorism

House Committee Votes to Stop Funding Terrorism, Taylor Force Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The House Committee of Foreign Affairs unanimously voted yesterday to proceed with the Taylor Force Act, which will defund the Palestinian Authority (PA) until they cease and denounce their “Pay to Slay” policy, which rewards terrorists and their families for acts against Israel and the United States. The Taylor Force Act will now advance to the Senate and House for a floor-wide vote.

Liberty Counsel and Christians in Defense of Israel have been instrumental in encouraging legislators to pass the Taylor Force Act. This legislation is named in memory of U.S. army veteran and Vanderbilt student, Taylor Force, who served in combat deployments to Afghanistan and Iraq, only to be senselessly killed as a civilian by a Palestinian terrorist in Israel.

By Liberty Counsel - Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Full Story

Press Secretary Sarah Sanders White House Briefing

By Right Side Broadcasting - Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Full Story

Trump’s failing revolution

Trump’s failing revolution
President Trump made draining Washington’s Swamp the centerpiece of his Presidency. The swamp is winning.  Its RINOgators are on the verge of destroying the Trump Presidency. 

Trump’s Executive Branch is now running on empty. His appointment process is the slowest since Jimmy Carter in 1977. He recently defended his depleted ranks of loyalists, “we don’t need all of the people. You know, it’s called cost saving.”

By Guest Column -- Scot Faulkner- Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Full Story