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President Trump MAJOR Announcement on North Korea

By Right Side Broadcasting - Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Full Story

Senate tax plan: Most corporate tax cuts permanent - virtually ALL individual tax cuts temporary

Senate tax plan: Most corporate tax cuts permanent - virtually ALL individual tax cuts temporary
Yesterday, I discussed how the GOP was playing “small ball” when it came to tax cuts. There’s no discussion of flat taxes, fair taxes, 9-9-9 plans, legitimate downsizing of the federal government, or any sort of plan that would substantively alter the brutal progressive tax system upon which liberals build their class-warfare rhetoric. They’re either too cowardly, or too lazy, to make such arguments - or they genuinely don’t believe all the alleged principles they’ve been spouting for decades.

By Robert Laurie - Wednesday, November 15, 2017 - Full Story

Nationalism isn’t fascism

Nationalism isn’t fascism
American leftists are apparently not the only experts in the perversion of language for political ends.

Al Jazeera recently posted an article titled “Why 60,000 people joined a nationalist march in Poland.” Posted under “news” in the “far right” category – which in and of itself presumes bias – the article attempts to equate concepts like nationalism and border protection with fascism. It further tries to discredit the marchers’ message because they cheered God. The entire article was a study in the masterful use of propaganda to undermine the marchers’ strong message of independence and defiance. But the marchers mostly got it right.


MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell: We can’t cover Bob Menendez trial, because Donald Trump is on Twitter

MSNBC's Lawrence O'Donnell: We can't cover Bob Menendez trial, because Donald Trump is on Twitter
If all you watched was mainstream, left-leaning, news outlets, you’d probably have no idea that a sitting Democrat Senator was currently at the center of a massive corruption and bribery trial. That’s because the trial - which is saddled with a deadlocked jury - has enjoyed what amounts to a media blackout since it began. Here’s how the charges were (briefly) laid out by the Washington Post.

Sen. Robert Menendez (D-N.J.) was indicted on federal corruption charges Wednesday, accused of using the influence of his office to advance the business interests of a longtime friend and political supporter in exchange for luxury gifts, lavish vacations and more than $750,000 in campaign donations.?

By Robert Laurie - Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - Full Story

I believe Bill Clinton raped Juanita Broaddrick, says a columnist in . . . the New York Times?

Bill Clinton raped Juanita Broaddrick
I would challenge you to tell me the difference, but that would be mean because - assuming you’d take me up on it - I’d be sending you down a path on which there is no conceivable way to the pot of gold. There is no difference.

Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Space, Louis CK, Mark Halperin, Roy Moore . . . all credibly accused by multiple accusers of horrible sexual misconduct, perpetrated solely because the perps were in positions of power and could get away with it, and the victims (all women except for Spacey’s) know they would either not be believed or would pay far too heavy a price for coming forward.

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - Full Story

HILLARY TO GET HER OWN SPECIAL PROSECUTOR?

Hillary Clinton, Jeff Seesion, Russia, Mueller probe
Senior federal prosecutors are investigating Hillary Clinton, the sale of Uranium One, and the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, a move that may lead to the appointment of another independent prosecutor, Fox News reports.

Under Attorney General Jeff Sessions, the Department of Justice ordered prosecutors to examine “certain issues” raised by congressional Republicans, according to a letter Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd sent to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) and other committee members, who have been demanding a special counsel be assigned to probe Clinton.

By Matthew Vadum - Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - Full Story

Senate adds repeal of the ObamaCare individual mandate to tax reform

Senate adds repeal of the ObamaCare individual mandate to tax reform
Excellent news: Senate Republicans have added the repeal of the ObamaCare individual mandate to their tax reform bill. Senators Tom Cotton and Rand Paul had pushed for the measure, and President Trump has also indicated he wants this in the bill.

There are a lot of reasons this is a good thing.

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - Full Story

Explaining prayer to the sneering mockers who are feeling their oats these days

Explaining prayer to the sneering mockers who are feeling their oats these days
I really like Michael McKean as a performer, but maybe he’s better when someone else is writing the lines for him. Then again, that pretty well is what’s happening. The secular left has decided to mock and scoff at everyone who offers prayers during a time of tragedy, evil or catastrophe - so McKean was really just following the script when he did this:

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - Full Story

News nanny: The race to censor Internet new

News nanny: The race to censor Internet new
How can you tell that Internet censorship is really taking off? Easy. It’s becoming a business model.

Steven Brill is raising $6 million to launch News Guard. This new service will rate news sites on their trustworthiness from green to red. Forget politically unbiased algorithms. The ratings will be conducted by “qualified, accountable human beings” from teams of “40 to 60 journalists.” Once upon a time, journalism meant original writing. Now it means deciding which original writing to censor.


Justice Department Investigates Planned Parenthood Baby Parts Trafficking

Washington, D.C. – In response to news that the Justice Department has asked to review documents from the Senate Judiciary Committee potentially implicating Planned Parenthood and its associates in the sale of aborted babies’ body parts for profit, the national pro-life group Susan B. Anthony List (SBA List) released the following statement:

“We welcome the Justice Department’s investigation of Planned Parenthood,” said SBA List President Marjorie Dannenfelser. “Not content with their status as the nation’s largest abortion business, evidence shows Planned Parenthood sought to squeeze every last opportunity for cash from the sale of hearts, brains, lungs, and livers of the unborn children whose lives they end. Planned Parenthood and its associates are terrified of having their sordid business model exposed. We commend the Trump administration for holding them accountable and urge Congress to follow through on the promise to redirect the half billion dollars in taxpayer funding the abortion giant receives each year.”

By News on the Net Susan B. Anthony List- Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - Full Story

Liberals plan to open ‘anti-Trump’ hotel in Washington D.C.

Liberals plan to open 'anti-Trump' hotel in Washington D.C.
I know that when I am traveling, the first thing I want - before a comfortable bed, a soft pillow, good wifi or a Jacuzzi - is to be pelted with political messages.

Wait. No I don’t. Neither does any sane person. If I really want to read about or listen to politics, that’s what the TV and the Internet are for - although I’d rather use them for sports, but hey, that’s me.

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - Full Story

Alabama GOP Senate seat in jeopardy

Alabama GOP Senate seat in jeopardy
If embattled Alabama GOP senatorial candidate Judge Roy Moore manages to win the runoff election against Democrat Doug Jones on Dec. 12, Senate Republicans are considering refusing to allow Moore to serve in the chamber. The idea was raised in Republican insider circles in recent days. Alabama election law is inflexible on candidate substitutions at this stage of the contest, according to legal observers, so no matter what Moore’s name has to stay on the ballot. The Alabama legislature could meet and change the law but it’s hard to imagine them emulating New Jersey Democrats circa 2002.


Poor Kathy Griffin!

Poor Kathy Griffin!
When last we saw her, Donald Trump had broken her after she held up a prop that looked like Trump’s decapitated head. It was just a misunderstood publicity stunt that everyone blew out of proportion. Poor Ms. Griffin had to apologize for it, but a lot of mean people wouldn’t forgive her and her wonderful career took a nosedive. Perhaps that is why Griffin is now taking back her apology.

Now it turns out that there was a conspiracy to derail Griffin’s career. And who is exposing this conspiracy? Why, the brave little girl herself:


Virginia Election Determined by Angry Swamp Creatures

Virginia Election Determined by Angry Swamp Creatures
The Virginia off–year election for governor demonstrates what would have happened last year if the Constitution didn’t require an Electoral College.

Crony Conservative Ed Gillespie carried 82 counties compared to Democrat Ralph Northam’s 13. The 69–county advantage didn’t mean squat though. All that counted was Northam’s 230,853 vote margin that put him in the governor’s mansion.

By Michael R. Shannon - Monday, November 13, 2017 - Full Story

Roy Moore to sue Washington Post for defamation

Roy Moore to sue Washington Post for defamation
Even if Leah Corfman’s claims are proven false, there’s almost no chance Moore can win the suit against the Post because all they did was quote an on-the-record source. There’s no reason to think they published the information knowing it’s false, and did it anyway to defame him. There’s no evidence one way or the other about whether Corfman’s allegations are true.

But Moore is throwing up the home run ball anyway:

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, November 13, 2017 - Full Story

TRUMP’S ASIA TRIP BOLSTERS ‘AMERICA FIRST’

TRUMP’S ASIA TRIP BOLSTERS AMERICA FIRST
President Trump used his historic trip to Asian nations to bolster international resolve to combat North Korean nuclear adventurism and Islamic terrorism, as well as to promote his signature “America first” trade policies.                                                         

The tour was calculated to project American power after eight years of pathetic servility, weakness, and apology tours by President Obama, and, of course, to bolster Trump’s standing as a world leader, among other things. Despite some grumbling from Democrats like Nancy Pelosi who said the Chinese were likely laughing at Trump for treading lightly in China about that country’s trade imbalance with the U.S. after using strong rhetoric domestically, reviews have been generally positive. Trump was presidential, as pollsters like to say.


GOP is content to play small ball on taxation - because Republicans aren’t demanding anything better

GOP is content to play small ball on taxation - because Republicans aren't demanding anything better
The House tax bill apparently wants to tax the rich at an astronomical %46. It also hammers away at popular deductions for medical costs, home sales, moving expenses, tuition assistance, daycare expenses, and student loan interest.  Over in the Senate, they want to keep the death tax, delay corporate tax cuts at least a year, and they can’t seem to agree on the size of the child tax credit. Neither bill claims to offer a tax overhaul that will benefit every American.  But - allegedly - they’ll both “simplify” the process of filing.

Well, whoop-dee-doo.

By Robert Laurie - Monday, November 13, 2017 - Full Story

Mitch McConnell says he believes Roy Moore’s accusers - says Moore should ‘step aside’

Mitch McConnell says he believes Roy Moore's accusers
In cases where the accused admit their misdeeds, it’s easy to blame and assign consequences. When they deny the accusations, you hope that due process does its job. But what if there’s no hope of due process working?  What if you’re talking about a decades-old he said/she said situation?

Well, then it’s up to everyone to make up their own mind.  Do you believe the accuser or the accused?

By Robert Laurie - Monday, November 13, 2017 - Full Story

Can we take sexual misconduct seriously without every accusation meaning instant ruin?

Can we take sexual misconduct seriously without every accusation meaning instant ruin?
Louis CK admitted it was all true. Kevin Spacey did so by implication. Mark Halperin copped to some bad behavior but said some of the charges against him weren’t quite the truth. Roy Moore denied the main charge but seems to be allowing for the fact that he did try to date teenagers when he was in his 30s, which is pretty dang creepy.

Harvey Weinstein? He went for “treatment.” You know what that usually means.

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, November 13, 2017 - Full Story

Joe Biden - The Democrats’ young, fresh, face for 2020?

Joe Biden - The Democrats' young, fresh, face for 2020?
After their 2016 failure, you’d think the Democrats would be wary of worn-out, over-exposed, elderly retread candidates. After all, the fact that Hillary was a known quantity for a long, long, time did nothing to help her candidacy.  For a party that seems desperate to attract millennials, a throwback with a metric ton of baggage was a disastrous choice.

By Robert Laurie - Monday, November 13, 2017 - Full Story