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

And now, some Twitter wisdom on sexual harassment from . . . Jose Canseco

And now, some Twitter wisdom on sexual harassment from . . . Jose Canseco, Why the heck not?

I share this mainly because I love entertaining you, and Jose is always entertaining. It’s hard to tell here if he’s trying to be serious or if he’s lampooning the whole thing, but that’s part of what makes it funny. You’re never really sure what Jose thinks he’s doing, and in all likelihood, neither is he.

I also share it to raise a point of comparison: When you see the public statements on sexual harassment being offered by the polished and practiced public figures, they souund carefully rehearsed and designed to produce no criticism or blowback whatsoever. Then you see a dumpster fire like this.

Which do you think is closer to how most men really feel about the issue?

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Full Story

Quinton Jefferson, Another Nail in the NFL Coffin

Quinton Jefferson, Another Nail in the NFL Coffin
I caught video of NFL player Quinton Jefferson trying to climb into the stands to attack a fan who threw food at him. Jefferson was so enraged that it took 3 huge security guys to restrain him.http://bit.ly/2C80Ra0 Obviously, the fan is an idiot and should suffer consequences for his action.

Regarding Jefferson, I thought, dude you’re a millionaire pro-athlete. Why would you risk throwing away your career over the stupid act of a nobody? Jefferson came across like an out-of-control brainless beast. Jefferson kept yelling, “You don’t disrespect me!” “You don’t disrespect me!”

By Lloyd Marcus - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Full Story

House, Senate Republicans reach deal on tax bill: 37% top individual rate, 21% corporate rate

House, Senate Republicans reach deal on tax bill: 37% top individual rate, 21% corporate rate
Like just about everything that comes out of Congress, you’d do it differently if you could do it all by yourself. But at first glance this is a much better conference committee report than I feared we might get. Putting the corporate tax rate at 21 percent instead of 20 percent makes it a little less growth-friendly, but it’s still an awful lot better than the present rate of 35 percent. And the tradeoff is that the top individual rate is only 37 percent instead of the originally anticipated 39.6 percent.

Not bad at all:

The agreement would set the top individual tax rate at 37%, a person familiar with the deal said. That is lower than today’s 39.6% rate and lower than the top rate in each of the bills that passed the House and Senate. Republicans said they were considering that change to address concerns from high-earning residents in high-tax states who would take a hit because they would lose the ability to fully deduct state and local taxes.

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Full Story

#MeToo Freight Train Now Speeding Toward President Trump

#MeToo Freight Train Now Speeding Toward President Trump
Republican candidate Roy Moore didn’t lose the Alabama election last night.  We the People did.

The national #MeToo spotlight Freight Train, where 59 female Democratic politicians, including the likes of Senators Lizzy Warren and Kristen Gillibrand, who left an empty cowboy hat on the station platform,  are now on their way to mow down bigger game.

It’s the Impeachment of President Donald Trump that they’re after and anyone who dares stand in their way will be automatically slandered by sexual harassment accusations, accusations from which there is no coming back.

By Judi McLeod - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Full Story

Chuck Schumer demands GOP delay tax bill until Doug Jones is around to help kill it

Chuck Schumer demands GOP delay tax bill until Doug Jones is around to help kill it
As Dan told you earlier, Republicans have reached a deal on the tax bill.  We still don’t know all the details, but they have - in principle at least - agreed on a basic framework.  You can read what we know HERE and obviously we’ll update when we get more info.

For now, just know this.  Things are allegedly moving forward.

By Robert Laurie - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Full Story

Hillary: If Dems can compete in Alabama we can compete anywhere! ...Ummmmmm no.

Hillary: If Dems can compete in Alabama we can compete anywhere! ...Ummmmmm no.

Everywhere you look, there’s a different hot take on the Roy Moore fiasco.  You can see mine here.  Everyone from politicians to pundits has a reaction to Doug Jones’s big win in Alabama.  Why, even rejected candidates whose careers went down in electoral flames are weighing in.

In particular, Hillary Clinton seems pretty excited by the Dems’ victory.

By Robert Laurie - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Full Story

Wait . . . what? Texts show biased FBI agent Strzok had ‘insurance policy’ in case Trump won

Wait . . . what? Texts show biased FBI agent Strzok had 'insurance policy' in case Trump won
Initially the release of texts between Peter Strzok and his mistress Lisa Page revealed a definite political bias - pro-Democrat, anti-Republican, very anti-Trump - but aside from some pretty crude expressions of their political opinions, the texts we first saw didn’t really show that anything untoward was going on in their investigative work.

That changed quickly, however, when Chuck Ross at the Daily Caller noticed this exchange:

Two FBI officials who worked on Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation exchanged text messages last year in which they appear to have discussed ways to prevent Donald Trump from being elected president.

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Full Story

Rikers Island guards none too pleased when Kaepernick shows up, rips cops to prison inmates

Rikers Island guards none too pleased when Kaepernick shows up, rips cops to prison inmates
I don’t know if this was Bill DiBlasio’s idea, but someone in New York got the brilliant notion that Colin Kaepernick should be allowed to visit the prison at Rikers Island and address the inmates there with a “message of hope and inspiration.”

Those not loving the idea included the prison guards’ union, who pointed out that at Rikers Island they are the cops - the very people Kaepernick goes around slandering as abusive brutes.

A visit by Colin Kaepernick to New York’s Rikers Island jail facility has drawn a rebuke from the union that represents city correction officers.

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Full Story

CNN’s Anderson Cooper Blasts Trump — ‘You Tool! Pathetic Loser’ (Update: Hac

Original piece below….

CNN’s Anderson Cooper publicly taunted and insulted President Trump as a “tool” and “pathetic loser” Wednesday morning.

Cooper, who is a primetime anchor and the face of the left-wing cable news network CNN, blasted the president personally using his verified Twitter account. Cooper was responding to one of the president’s own tweet about Tuesday’s Alabama Senate Election.—More…

By Breitbart News - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Full Story

University of Iowa boots Christian student group for requiring leaders to believe in Christianity

University of Iowa boots Christian student group for requiring leaders to believe in Christianity
I’ve been telling you for some time now that the movements for gay rights and gay marriage aren’t really for the benefit of homosexuals at all. They’re a prop. What these movements are really about is creating a platform for an all-out attack on the Bible and on Christianity. The strategy is to so marginalize any moral objection to homosexuual sex that simply believing the Bible - which is clear on the subject - gets you excommunicated from polite society.

When the Supreme Court’s liberal wing plus Anthony Kennedy imposed gay marriage on the entire nation, Justice Kennedy claimed in his opinion that gay marriage would have no negative impact whatsoever on the rights of anyone else. That is manifestly false, as Justice Kennedy himself discovered last week when the Supremes had to hear arguments about whether a Christian bakery owner can be forced by the state to bake a cake for a gay wedding against the principles of his faith.

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Full Story

78th Anniversary of ‘Gone with the Wind’ premiere

78th Anniversary of 'Gone with the Wind' premiere
The clock was turned back in Atlanta, Georgia for the World Premiere of Gone with the Wind at the Loews Grand Theater on Peachtree Street. The beautiful theater was sadly destroyed by fire in 1978 but many folks still remember when Hollywood came to Atlanta to celebrate that wonderful movie and Atlanta’s own author Margaret Mitchell whose book about Scarlett O’Hara, the Southern people and the War Between the States would be read by millions around the world and be made into an exciting motion picture that has become a great classic.

Do you remember when a movie premiere was a red carpet affair of excitement when you could take your family to the picture show without worrying about the language or sexual content of the film?

‘Gone with the Wind’  had its grand premiere during the Christmas Season of 1939, just 74 years after the end of the “War Between the States” and Sunday December 15, 2017 marks the 78th anniversary of that wonderful-classic movie that opens with:

By Calvin E. Johnson Jr. - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Full Story

Port Authority Police Officers Ran Toward Explosion, Subdued Jihadist During NYC Attack

Four Port Authority police officers ran towards the explosion triggered by Monday’s failed terrorist attack in Port Authority Bus Terminal, risking their lives and subduing the jihadist responsible.

Officers Drew Preston, Jack Collins, Sean Gallagher, and Anthony Manfredini successfully subdued terror suspect Akayed Ullah as he tried to detonate a “low-tech explosive device” in a subway corridor near the Port Authority Bus Terminal on Monday morning.—More…

 

By Breitbart News - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Full Story

Donald Trump: ‘Deck Was Stacked’ Against Roy Moore

President Donald Trump reacted further to Roy Moore’s loss in the Alabama special election on Tuesday.

He reminded voters that he endorsed Sen. Luther Strange who Moore beat in the Republican primary.—More…

By Breitbart News - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Full Story

UK Gov Could Fine Social Media for ‘Hate Speech,’ Making Mark Zuckerberg ‘National

A government watchdog is expected to demand changes in the law meaning social media platforms can be harshly punished and sued if they fail to delete content considered hateful, extremist, or racist.

Critics say the legislation could make internet moguls into a kind of “national censor” and they will “err on the side of caution by removing any content deemed remotely risky” to avoid sanctions.—More…

By Breitbart News - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Full Story

The Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel

The Recognition of Jerusalem as the Capital of Israel
In an historic announcement on December 6, 2017, the United States recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. The first country to recognize Israel after its declaration of independence in 1948 was also the first to formally recognize Jerusalem as its capital. Throughout the world, and particularly in the Middle East, religious and nationalist movements have challenged the validity of states and borders defined in the past. Therefore, there is more than symbolism in this move by President Trump, who inter alia based the recognition on the ancient connection of the Jewish people to its capital.

By INSS - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Full Story

SF Mayor Ed Lee, unrepentant enabler of Kate Steinle’s killer, dies at 65

SF Mayor Ed Lee, unrepentant enabler of Kate Steinle’s killer, dies at 65

The hyper-politically correct leftist mayor of San Francisco since 2011, Edwin Mah Lee (D), died early this morning. He was 65.

Lee was a token. He was San Francisco’s first Asian-American mayor, which in a sane country should not matter at all. His race and ethnic ancestry aren’t important and should count for nothing.


Media try to convict Trump, with innuendo instead of evidence, in the court of public opinion

Media try to convict Trump, with innuendo instead of evidence, in the court of public opinion
Here we go again!

This time it’s alleged sexual harassment by President Trump. The anti-Trump crowd is hoping that the court of public opinion will bring him down this time, since they have not been able to find any credible evidence related to Russian collusion or obstruction of justice.

So, let’s review how this court of public opinion works.

By Herman Cain - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Full Story

Misandry Rises: In Defense of Men

Misandry Rises: In Defense of Men,
Don’t vote for men!” is the message of a recent campaign ad. Issued by Dana Nessel, Democratic attorney general contender in Michigan, what she literally says is, “Who can you trust most not to show you their [sic] penis in a professional setting?”

She answers that it’s the candidate who doesn’t have one.

Now, a person could easily go tit for tat (not that I’d ever consider such a thing!). Noting how some voters, addressing politicians’ pusillanimity, lament how we need leaders with “a pair,” one could ask “Who can you trust most to have a pair?” and answer “The candidate who by definition has one.”

By Selwyn Duke - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Full Story

Amount Canadians donate to charity at a 10-year low

Amount Canadians donate to charity at a 10-year low
VANCOUVER—The amount Canadians donate to charities—as a share of their income—has hit a 10-year low and lags far behind the amount Americans give, finds a new study by the Fraser Institute, an independent, non-partisan Canadian public policy think-tank.

“The holiday season is a time to reflect on giving, and with Canadians becoming less generous every year, charities face greater challenges to secure resources to help those in need,” said Charles Lammam, director of fiscal studies at the Fraser Institute and co-author of Generosity in Canada and the United States: The 2017 Generosity Index.

By Fraser Institute - Wednesday, December 13, 2017 - Full Story