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

Remember When Civil Rights Groups Wanted Police Bodycams? Look At What They’re Saying Now.

Remember when civil rights advocates demanded accountability from police and wanted them to wear bodycams? Those bodycams cost police departments a good chunk of money.

But now, a group called The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights avers that bodycams pose a “threat to civil rights.” They released a report titled, “The Illusion of Accuracy: How Body-Worn Camera Footage Can Distort Evidence,” in which they decry bodycams because the officers can view the footage before they write incident reports.—More…

By News on the Net -- Daily Wire- 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?”


Pentagon accidentally retweets call for Trump, Franken and Moore to resign

The Defense Department misfired on Twitter Thursday, mistakenly retweeting a call for President Trump, Sen. Al Franken and Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore to resign over sexual assault allegations.

“The solution is simple… Roy Moore: Step down from the race. Al Franken: Resign from congress. Donald Trump: Resign from the presidency. GOP: Stop making sexual assault a partisan issue. It’s a crime as is your hypocrisy,” read the original tweet, from @ProudResister.—More…

By News on the Net -- NY Post- Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

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

The Lowdown On Getting High In Canada

The Lowdown On Getting High In Canada, Legal Marijuana
A $22.6 billion market!

When pot advocates like Marc Emery - the Canadian who ended up in a U.S. jail for selling strains of marijuana seeds over the Internet - referred to the illegality of smoking pot as “prohibition”, a lot of Canadians rolled their eyes. The idea that smoking recreational pot is akin to illegal alcohol consumption in the 1920’s and very early 1930s in the U.S. seemed a little rich.

By Rick Mills - 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

VIDEO: Perp thinks he’s pretty funny dancing during arrest . . until cops send in the dog

VIDEO: Perp thinks he's pretty funny dancing during arrest . . until cops send in the dog, Bad guy boogie
I know this one feels kind of clickbaity, but I offer two defenses of myself: 1) Having reached the very mature age of 51 about 10 hours ago, I’ll decide what’s postworthy, thank you very much; 2) I actually see something serious and noteworthy in this. There’s a segment of the population that’s developed such a caustic antipathy toward police that they actually think it’s pretty damn funny to taunt the cops like this. Be a hero on Twitter by dancing for the cops while they’re trying to arrest you! Impress your friends!

The only problem is the little yelp at the end as the dog is sinking its teeth into his leg. I don’t think that was supposed to be a part of the performance:

By Dan Calabrese - 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

Woman with warrants draws attention to herself, thinks it’s an abuse that she got arrested

Woman with warrants draws attention to herself, thinks it's an abuse that she got arrested
The right thing to do if you have warrants is to turn yourself in to the cops and deal with whatever the issue is. But if your objective is to avoid the issue rather than dealing with it honestly, it’s generally considered smart not to draw attention to yourself, especially on the roads where traffic patrols might notice you.

But what’s a Trump-hating citizen to do when she feels an overwhelming need to let the world know how much she hates our president, and to do so in the crudest possible terms? You can’t become a hero on Twitter by hiding out in the shadows!

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

New Zealand Tour Operators Celebrate Milestone Anniversaries

TranzAlpine train journey
TranzAlpine Train Celebrates 30th Anniversary

One of New Zealand’s most beloved tourism experiences, the iconic TranzAlpine train journey is celebrating 30 years of operation. Named one of the most scenic train rides in the world by international publications such as National Geographic Traveler magazine, the TranzAlpine is one of New Zealand’s three great rail journeys operated by KiwiRail.

By News on the Net - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Honda refreshes the Fit for 2018

Honda refreshes the Fit for 2018
Does Honda’s mid-cycle refresh of its little Fit mean the car’s a little Fitter now?

Indeed. The Fit is a good little car - despite the Honda-isms of the company’s current line that continuously drive me crazy - and Honda has indeed made it even better than before. They’ve even returned the volume control knob to the centre stack, proving that they either do listen to their critics or that they’ve actually started driving their own products for a change.

By Jim Bray - 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

Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid Fusion GPS for opposition research

Hillary Clinton’s campaign paid Fusion GPS for opposition research. That is essentially, digging up dirt on your opponent. It’s a common practice by both parties, it is not illegal.

Fusion GPS turned around and hired Christopher Steele, a former British Intelligence Officer and founder of a British Intelligence Company. Again, no crime.

Steele then hired Russian Sources. Why Russian sources? Probably a couple of reasons, one, Steele had once been stationed in Russia and had contacts there. Two, that’s where both candidates were pointing their allegations. Steele then created the “Trump Dossier”.

Two things can’t be disputed, the Clinton campaign funded the dossier. And, when you are hired to dig up dirt, your reputation will be shot if you come up dry. So, one way or the other, dirt would be found. The question is, how accurate is it?

By Guest Column -- Lois Virgo- Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Are you OK with this?

When you paid your Federal taxes to the IRS, did you know or expect or even imagine that $15 million of the money received was going to pay harassment suit settlements for the House of Representatives? No? I didn’t think so. Our hard earned money, very hard earned for most of us, was used (in part) to pay off people who were victims of our Representatives behaving badly. Or were they? Or was it a great way to funnel money to people? An accuser gets a settlement rather than being forced to prove their case in court. The leaker of this story says the $15 million went out in the last 10-15 years. Hmmm. This sounds a lot like the EPA suits that were settled in favor of Obama’s pet groups.

All this settling is leaving me very unsettled. Settling gets the accuser and the accused off the hook. Nothing is proved or disproved, there is no publicity. All that happened was money changed hands. No behavior was modified, if it needed to be, and we are still being forced to support this despicable practice. Are you OK with that?

By Guest Column -- John Bryant- Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

NDP calls early by-election for the riding Kenney needs to win

Jason Kenney and his United Conservative Party have been demanding a quick byelection in the vacant riding of Calgary-Lougheed.

Now they’ve got it.

As Postmedia reported here early Thursday, the vote will be held Dec. 14. Premier Rachel Notley confirmed the date at noon.—More….

By News on the Net -- Calgary Herald- Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Father Who Raped His 11-Year-Old Daughter, Took Her for Abortion, Avoids Prison

A father of an 11-year-old girl in West Virginia who was arrested and ultimately indicted after arranging for an abortion following a case of pregnancy following incest will avoid prison. West Virginia State Police say they consented to the abortion and the abortion clinic in question didn’t report the abortion to authorities.

Michael and Amanda Adkins were arrested on charges of child neglect causing the risk of injury. While some licensed medical professionals were involved in getting information to authorities, WSAZ-TV indicates the abortion clinic in Charleston that did an abortion did not report the clear case of statutory rape.—More…

By News on the Net -- LifeNews- Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story