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

Man in Pikachu Costume Arrested After White House Jump

Washington (AP)—A Kentucky man dressed as the Pokemon character Pikachu is accused of trying to jump the White House fence — all in the name of making a YouTube video.

Curtis Combs of Somerset, Kentucky, was arrested Tuesday morning and charged with unlawful entry. An arrest affidavit says Combs was dressed as Pikachu and told authorities he wanted to become famous and had planned to post a video of it on YouTube.—More…

By News on the Net -- Bloomberg- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

LIVE Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders White House Briefing

By News on the Net - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Ex-Trump aides use FBI, ethics, court complaints to counter Russia collusion allegations

Former campaign aides to President Trump have begun to fight back against what they consider libelous allegations in the Russia election saga.

Instead of expensive legal actions, they are representing themselves in what might be considered unconventional actions through court, ethics and FBI complaints. The aim is to clear their names of any involvement in Russian election interference, as alleged by online bloggers, the press and Democrats.—More….

By News on the Net -- Washington Times- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

George W. Bush Drops His Mask on Russian Election Collusion and Globalism

Former President George W. Bush—whose lips remained forever sealed during the eight long years that Barack Hussein Obama was uninterruptedly fundamentally transforming America—threw his weight on the no-evidence conspiracy that the Russians stole the election from Hillary Clinton, today.

“In remarks at a forum in New York held by the organization that runs his presidential library, Bush said the Russian cyberattacks amounted to a “sustained attempt by a hostile power to feed and exploit our country’s divisions.” (NBC News, Oct. 19, 2017)

By Judi McLeod - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

ICE Director: Suspected Wine Country Arsonist Is Illegal Alien Mexican National

Homan also confirmed that ICE has issued detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times now in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 in relation to his most recent arrest on suspicion of arson. All of the arrests were made “by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges,” according to Homan.

Sonoma County is considered a sanctuary jurisdiction and does not fully cooperate with federal immigration officials. That includes not honoring ICE detainer requests. “ICE was never notified of Mr. Gonzalez’ various releases,” Homan wrote in the statement regarding Gonzalez.—More…

By Breitbart News - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Cambridge University students given trigger warnings for Shakespeare plays

Flora Spencer-Longhurst as Lavinia, William Houston as Titus Andronicus and Dyfan Dwyfor as Lucius Tony Larkin/Rex Features
Academics have criticised “trigger warnings” after Cambridge University students were warned about “potentially distressing topics” in plays by Shakespeare.

English literature undergraduates were apparently cautioned that a lecture focusing on Titus Andronicus and The Comedy of Errors would include “discussions of sexual violence” and “sexual assault”.—More…

By News on the Net -- Independent- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Spain Sets Stage to Take Control of Catalonia in Independence Fight

BARCELONA, Spain — The standoff over Catalonia intensified significantly on Thursday as the Spanish government said it would take emergency measures to halt a secessionist drive after the leader of the restive region said that separatist lawmakers might declare independence.

The announcement from Madrid came almost immediately after the Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, warned that regional lawmakers were prepared to press ahead with independence if the national government employed emergency powers.— More…

By News on the Net -- NY Times- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Laura Dern Reveals Being Sexually Assaulted in Hollywood at Age 14

Veteran actress Laura Dern revealed Wednesday that she was sexually assaulted when she was 14-years-old.

Dern, now 50, appeared on The Ellen Show and explained that hearing other actresses at the Elle Women in Hollywood event speak out about abuse they’ve experienced helped her come to grips with a past she said she had “justified.”—More….

By Breitbart News - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

City of Stockton to Consider America’s First Basic Income Grant

The city of Stockton, California, is planning to offer a basic income grant of $500 per month to poor residents, making it the first U.S. city to provide a guaranteed income.

Mayor Michael Tubbs announced the program on Wednesday, according to Capital Public Radio. “This is not a handout, it’s a hand up,” he reportedly said. The program is to be privately funded by the Economic Security Project, which Capital Public Radio describes as “a network of researchers, elected leaders, and organizers” and which is run by Facebook co-founder and Barack Obama campaign veteran Chris Hughes.—More…

By Breitbart News - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Chelsea Handler ends that show you weren’t watching so she can ‘focus on activism’

If you’ve heard anything about Chelsea Handler over the course of the last two years, it was probably because the vulgar, unfunny, comedian was lashing out about politics.  She hates Trump, despises Republicans, and loves posting vulgar pseudo-jokes about the people she hates.

Here’s a sample of her super-funny “comedy.”

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

VIDEO: Mr. Peterman goes off on Hollywood liberals for thinking they set the moral standard

The good news is that Mr. Peterman and Tim Whatley can go out for coffee and complain about Jerry, George and Elaine without yelling at each other. The even better news is that someone is finally pointing out that Hollywood is hardly in a position to be lecturing the rest of us about right and wrong at the moment:

Granted, Fox News is a bit of a safe space for statements like this, but I think it’s also true the rare Hollywood conservative is probably feeling a bit more brave about speaking up in the aftermath of the Weinstein revelations - especially given the likelihood that we’ve just seen the tip of the iceberg on that score.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Chelsea Clinton Evades Reporters Asking Whether Clinton Foundation Will Return Weinstein’s donations

Chelsea Clinton evaded reporters outside of Northeastern University in Boston on Saturday asking whether the Clinton Foundation would return donations from alleged sex offender Harvey Weinstein.

The Daily Mail reports that the Clinton Foundation board member and former first daughter ran from reporters after a Clinton Global Initiative event asking if the Clinton Foundation would return $250,000 worth of donations from Weinstein.— More…

By Breitbart News - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Divided We Fall

United we stand has long been part of the inner strength that enabled America to rise from thirteen disjointed colonies on the edge of a lonely sea to the pinnacle of power.

Some people believe in the Six Degrees of Separation Theory: that everyone in the world are six or fewer steps away from each other and that a direct line such as “a friend of a friend” can be drawn to connect any two people in a maximum of six steps. Some people believe all of us are in this thing together, and that diversity is our strength and I am he as you are she as you are me and we are all together.

By Dr. Robert R. Owens - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Cruz gets Bernie to admit he can’t explain the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist

For some reason, CNN has decided that the ridiculous horror of the 2015 primary debates should continue forever. They think the American people so fear the culmination of the last election that they’d rather just sit through a political Groundhog Day where we relive 2015 repeatedly.  So, they’ve handed serious, unbiased, newsman Jake Tapper the Sisyphean task of moderating a never-ending series of excruciatingly boring debates.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Poor ol’ Bernie Sanders re-election campaign spent $40K on luxury private jets from July to Septembe

Once upon a time, Bernie liked to remind everyone that he was the poorest member of Congress.  Why that was something to brag about, I’m not sure, but it was one of his standard lines.  Then we saw all the stories of multiple homes, lucrative book deals, and a nice post-election income bump.  Suddenly, it became a lot harder to portray himself as good ol’ disheveled Bernie the schlub - America’s favorite poor socialist.

To be clear, that’s still his schtick. It’s just tougher to sell these days.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Sens. Alexander and Murray: We’ve got a plan to stabilize ObamaCare! Trump: No, just repeal it

When four Senate Republicans saved ObamaCare, the fear was that President Trump would become more open to something that could only pass with Democrat votes. And that couldn’t be something good.

If the events of yesterday are any indication, things may be more hopeful than we first thought.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Trump right to oppose “bipartisan” healthcare proposal

Well, the “bipartisan” health care deal is pretty much what you would expect when the Republican involved is Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tennessee). Democrats get to spend more money and keep Obamacare intact while Republicans get something only if they fool themselves into thinking they get something. President Trump initially said he would support the deal, but now appears to have changed his mind after learning the details.

The deal—negotiated by Alexander and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Washington)—restores the cost-sharing reduction payments to insurance companies that President Trump discontinued last week. President Obama had instituted the payments even though they were unconstitutional. Under Obamacare, Congress must authorize the payments. Congress never did, so, like any good lefty, Obama said, “Screw the Constitution.” When Trump did the right thing last week, liberals threw a hissy fit and Democratic State Attorney Generals filed suit to restore the payments. (Yeah, good luck with that.) In addition to appropriating money for the cost-sharing payments, the proposals also spends $100 million for Obamacare outreach.


Barry Soetoro, Posing as Obama, Now Running Hollywood Show

Barry Soetoro—aka Barack Hussein Obama—is Hollywood’s latest, big new film producer.

No doubt about it.

Harvey Weinstein and brother Bob have been drummed out of the film producing business courtesy of sexual harassment allegations still surfacing today.

By Judi McLeod - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Kaepernick’s grievance against NFL owners is actually all about . . . Donald Trump?

When I first heard Colin Kaepernick was filing a collusion grievance against NFL owners because none of them have signed him this year, I figured his case seemed pretty weak on the surface but I wondered if maybe his camp had something they considered evidence that might give them a reason to think they could win. Phone transcripts, perhaps, of the Raiders calling the Steelers and the Chiefs calling the Eagles, where all of them agree not to touch Kap because he needs to be punished for his anti-American apostasy.

That seems highly implausible, but if it did exist and you had it, I guess I can see why you might give the grievance a shot.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story