Old Letters to the editor

Old Letters to the editor
Letters from before 2008.

By News on the Net - Sunday, July 17, 2016 - Full Story

CNN Not Predicting But Wishing a Heart Attack for the President

CNN Not Predicting But Wishing a Heart Attack for the President
It’s not a CNN ‘prediction’ that President Donald Trump will have a heart attack in “3-5 years”, it’s their wicked, undying wish.

It was predictable that CNN would rush to air their bitter disappointment when White House Dr. Danny Jackson gave the president a clean bill of health.

‘Oh no! The misogynist racist is in good physical AND mental health’ they likely cried into their cafe lattes off screen before going on air with Gypsy-like predictions.

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Full Story

How California Democrats Have Turned The Golden State Into A ‘****thole’ Part ll

How California Democrats Have Turned The Golden State Into A '****thole' Part ll
How many ways can California’s leftist Democrats turn the Golden State into a sh*thole? In Part l,  I addressed the outbound migration of California’s hard working middle class, as well as millennials choosing low-tax states to live and work. Despite this, California’s ruling party is doubling down on business-destroying policies, energy destroying policies, education destroying policies, and policies destroying California’s abundant natural resources.

A few examples:

By Katy Grimes - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Full Story

Tattletale Dicky Durbin

Tattletale Dicky Durbin
Tattletale, tattletale
Hanging on a bull’s tail
When the bull has to pee
You will get a cup of tea.

Children’s nursery rhyme

“Probably should record future meetings - unfortunately, no trust!”—President Trump, in reference to Dicky Durbin telling tales out of school

Most folks dislike a snitch—unless you are a liberal, in which case snitching, leaking, and lying are to be expected, even applauded.

By Jim ONeill - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Full Story

Whatfinger News: What the Drudge Report Was Meant to Be

Whatfinger News: What the Drudge Report Was Meant to Be
In this anti-establishment age, people are increasingly moving toward anti-establishment news sources. Many good examples exist, but as far as news aggregators go, one stands out: Whatfinger News (Whatfinger.com).

That’s right, not the Drudge Report. That titan of news-aggregator traffic loses out because of an area in which it may be without peer: providing eyeballs for left-wing websites. More on that momentarily.

By Selwyn Duke - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Full Story

Happy Birthday General Robert E. Lee

ROBERT E LEE
Sir Winston Churchill once said, ‘Lee was the noblest American who had ever lived and one of the greatest commanders known to the annals of war.’

Do young people still hear stories about George Washington, Booker T. Washington and Robert E. Lee? There was a time when schools and businesses closed in respect for the birthday of one of the South’s favorite sons -Robert E. Lee.

Friday, January 19, 2018, is the 211th birthday of Robert E. Lee, whose memory still weighs dear in the hearts of many Southerners. Why is this man so honored in the South and respected in the North? Lee was even respected by the soldiers of Union blue who fought against him during the War Between the States.

By Calvin E. Johnson Jr. - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Full Story

VIDEO: People reacting to the happiest moment of their lives, which you will enjoy if you’re not a S

VIDEO: People reacting to the happiest moment of their lives, which you will enjoy if you're not a Saints fan
This is pretty much a personal indulgence on my part, but you have to give me credit for waiting three days to do it.

If you read this column much, or know me at all, you know that I am a huge Vikings fan. Have been since I was 8. I’m now 51, which means I’ve lived through the Super Bowl IX loss, the Pearson pushoff, the Super Bowl XI loss, Darrin Nelson’s drop on the goal line, the Gary Anderson miss, whatever that Cris Dishman play was, 12 men in the huddle, the Blair Walsh miss . . .

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Full Story

Facebook, Google tell Congress they’re fighting extremist content with counterpropaganda

Social media giants battle extremist content from CNBC.

Facebook, Google and Twitter told Congress Wednesday that they’ve gone beyond screening and removing extremist content and are creating more anti-terror propaganda to pre-empt violent messages at the source.

Representatives from the three companies told the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation that they are, among other things, targeting people likely to be swayed by extremist messages and pushing content aimed at countering that message. Several senators criticized their past efforts as not going far enough.—More….

By News on the Net - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Full Story

Apple announces plans to repatriate billions in overseas cash, says it will contribute $350 billion

Apple to create 20,000 jobs over the next 5 years from CNBC.

Apple on Wednesday made a slew of announcements about its investment in and contribution to the U.S. economy in part because of the new tax law.

The headline from Apple is that it will make a $350 billion “contribution” to the U.S. economy over the next five years, although it’s unclear exactly how the company came to that number.—More…

By News on the Net -- CNBC- Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Full Story

‘You’ve Got Me’: Feminist Cathy Newman Crumbles in Channel 4 Interview with &#8216

Repeated attempts to skewer clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson fell flat in a remarkable interview with Britain’s Channel 4 news, reports the Spectator.

Douglas Murray writes of the interview for the Spectator’s Coffee House blog:—More…

By Breitbart News - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Full Story

It’s Simple Math: #DACA Would Create a Democratic ‘One Party State’ From 2020 Onwa

If President Trump compromises on DACA, you can kiss America goodbye.

It’s very simple math, people. We can safely assume that the vast majority of DACA beneficiaries will vote Democrat, if allowed to stay in the country. So will their families. That will be almost 5 million new Democrat voters, many of them concentrated in swing states, or potential swing states such as North Carolina, Georgia, Arizona and Florida.—More….

By News on the Net -- Trevor Loudon- Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Full Story

Be careful about touting stock prices as a sign of Trump’s success, because the Fed is about to squa

Be careful about touting stock prices as a sign of Trump's success, because the Fed is about to squash them
If all you want to do is grab onto anything that helps you win an argument today, then sure, the 26,000 peak the Dow just hit is yet another indication of Donald Trump’s economic success. It’s never been that high, and at least some of the current market rise seems tied to the reality of what the corporate tax rate cut is going to do to corporate after-tax earnings.

That’s a more real and sustainable increase than momentary reactions to tangentially related items in the news, or the equivalent market drops when traders start panicking about something. That sort of thing usually corrects itself quickly. When stock prices are on the rise because corporate earnings are rising and likely to stay on the upswing, that’s real and worth noting.

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Full Story

New York Times: Boy, that horrible tax bill that let you keep more of your money sure is gaining pop

New York Times: Boy, that horrible tax bill that let you keep more of your money sure is gaining popularity!
If you’re a writer for the “Failing New York Times,” you know in your heart of hearts that Donald Trump has never done a single good thing. On rare occasion, good things happen around him, but they are NEVER the result of his actions.  Even if he was responsible for them, these momentary positive radar blips - no matter how good they may be - would not be enough to balance out the damage he’s done to the lofty tone and civility of our political discourse.

Take, for example, the horrible, no good, awful, and completely destructive tax overhaul.  It’s “divisive,” “polarizing,” and wildly unpop - oh wait, you’re starting to like it?

By Robert Laurie - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Full Story

Media’s favorite Republican tells Trump to stop attacking his BFFs

Media's favorite Republican tells Trump to stop attacking his BFFs

Surely you’ve seen Sen. John McCain (R-The Media) on television. It’s his favorite place to be. And he knows exactly how to get there. There is nothing the media love more than a Republican who will wag his finger at other Republicans for their right-wing extremism, meanness, irresponsibility, ignorance, etc.

Prove your mettle by saving ObamaCare or idiotic methane regulations, and you can be a media star for life. (Granted, he did usher Sarah Palin onto the national stage, but he’s only been trying that much harder to atone for that sin ever since.)

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Full Story

Sen. Cory Booker says Kirstjen Nielsen lied under oath about Trump’s comments

Sen. Cory Booker said Wednesday that Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen’s testimony was “offensive” and accused her of lying under oath.

“She pretended like she didn’t remember. She couldn’t remember what the president of the United States, the commander-in-chief, her boss, was saying. She didn’t remember Lindsey Graham, who challenged the president on his vile words. Yesterday, it was so offensive to me she lied under oath,” Mr. Booker, New Jersey Democrat, said on CBS News.—More…

By Washington Times - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Full Story

FBI agents visited Steve Bannon’s home last week to discuss subpoena in Russia probe

FBI agents showed up at Steve Bannon’s Washington home last week intent on serving him with a subpoena to appear before a grand jury investigating possible ties between President Donald Trump’s campaign and Russia, according to a source familiar with the proceedings.

The agents were unaware at the time that Bannon had retained Washington lawyer William Burck just hours earlier, according to two people familiar with the events that took place on Jan. 9. Once redirected, the agents sent the order to Burck, who is also representing two other witnesses in the probe being led by special counsel Robert Mueller, a former director of the FBI.—More…

By News on the Net -- NBC News- Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Full Story

Canadian Government Says Catholic Priest Has to Support Abortion to Qualify for Federal Program

An Ottawa Catholic priest had hoped to employ three students this summer to work in the church yard and office.

But the Rev. Tim Moyle will not be able to this year unless he complies with the government’s demand that he support abortion for any reason up to birth.—More…

By LifeNews - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Full Story

VIDEO: Night sky flashes, sonic boom sounds as meteor hits near Detroit


I’ll give you moment-by-moment because we saw and felt it like just about everyone else in Metro Detroit.

One minute my son Tony points out the window and says, “I saw a flash!”

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Full Story

White House doctor: Sorry Dems. Trump in great shape, has all his marbles

White House doctor: Sorry Dems. Trump in great shape, has all his marbles
President Trump, as you may or may not know, is completely insane.  When he’s not screaming at the gorilla channel, he’s berating his staff, muttering to himself, and taking an axe to the White House doors while screaming “Heeeere’s Donny!”

By Robert Laurie - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Full Story

Things To Know About Cryptocurrencies

This market is so broad you can lose yourself in it, and to avoid it you must study the ways of digital money very well…

A cryptocurrency (or crypto currency) is a digital asset designed to work as a medium of exchange that uses cryptography to secure its transactions, to control the creation of additional units, and to verify the transfer of assets. Cryptocurrencies are classified as a subset of digital currencies and are also classified as a subset of alternative currencies and virtual currencies.

Bitcoin, created in 2009, was the first decentralized cryptocurrency. Since then, numerous cryptocurrencies have been created.These are frequently called altcoins, as a blend of bitcoin alternative. Bitcoin and its derivatives use decentralized control as opposed to centralized electronic money/central banking systems.The decentralized control is related to the use of bitcoin’s blockchain transaction database in the role of a distributed ledger.

By Vidweb - Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - Full Story