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Friday, August 21, 2015

 

DRUDGE on Trump



MAG: TRUMP TIME...

TOPS CRUZ IN TEXAS POLL...

Rivals craft new strategies...

TO FILL FOOTBALL STADIUM?

BUMP: 'MEET' Best Ratings for Chuck Todd...

'The Great Wall of Trump'...

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Worldwide chaos looms


DRUDGE today

TOP AIDE: Hillary invaded Libya 'without any idea of what might come next'...



GREEK PM OUT...




SUMMER SLUMP INTENSIFIES...

DOW plunges 300...

OIL NEARS $40...

Traders Gird for Worst as Fed Loses Grip on Debt...


Hackers dump second, bigger batch of ASHLEY MADISON records...

Taunt founder of 'cheating dirtbag' site...


Subscribers include WH, Congress workers...


Scientists Fear Massive Solar Storm Could Hit Earth...

Technology wiped out, entire planet dark...


KOREAS EXCHANGE FIRE AT BORDER...

Feds Hide Fiscal Details About Vast Operation To Resettle Illegal Alien Minors...

Ten states and District of Columbia issue drivers licenses to illegals...

MEXICO ORDERS TOLL TO CROSS IN...


EUROPE MIGRANT CRISIS...

France, Britain to set up command centre to tackle smuggling gangs...


And the election is more than a year away.

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“Callous, Selfish, Afraid, and Stupid: The Story of Western Civilization in the 21st Century.”


The Blaze: Matt Walch on Planned parenthood and the culture.

The latest Planned Parenthood video is out. This time, it’s revealed that living babies with beating hearts are being sold and dissected.

One might think this is big news. One might think this is the biggest news going on right now. One might think the whole country should stop in its tracks and focus intently on this story. One might think that any decent human being would be overcome by a bitter, violent, passionate anger at these Planned Parenthood revelations. One might think we’d all be moved to do something. Do something, damn it. Do something.

But one is clearly not familiar with how this country works. Indeed, the first couple of Planned Parenthood videos garnered some interest, but the large collection of bored, emasculated narcissists in our culture have responded with an increasingly loud yawn with each successive installment.

If polls are to be believed, Planned Parenthood is actually still a pretty popular organization, and out of the people who saw the videos, less than half now have a more negative opinion of the child butchers.

Less than half.

Dear God, forgive us.

Of course, the media hasn’t helped matters. If you rely on mainstream “journalists” for your information, you probably didn’t hear a single word about the most recent footage, even though it contains blockbuster, earth-shattering news. You’ve likely been inundated with stories about Donald Trump and maybe Hillary Clinton, but not the continued wholesale slaughter and sale of infants.

... it’s interesting that Jared Fogle is being arrested for child porn at all. It’s legal to execute children and use their bodies for medical research, so why exactly is it illegal to use their bodies as sex objects? When it comes to vile, wretched, despicable creatures, child pornographers and Planned Parenthood employees are clearly in the same subspecies. What’s the moral reasoning behind funding one and locking the other in prison?

Read the whole thing.

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Thursday, August 20, 2015

 

TIME: The Donald Has Landed



There are some things you just can’t do in politics, not at the presidential level, anyway.

This is a game like any other, with rules honed over decades by the pros in blue blazers clutching focus-group results: Be likable. Don’t make enemies. Respect the party elders. Avoid funny hats. And never wear white bucks or French cuffs to the Iowa State Fair, a flyover fantasy­land of cholesterol and common decency where the life-size butter cow grazes behind glass with the life-size butter Uncle Pennybags from Monopoly.

That’s why Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker wore jeans to pose atop the hay bales this year. Former HP CEO Carly Fiorina featured pink plaid—­Farmer Jane meets Disney princess—and Democratic front runner Hillary Clinton dug up a blouse of blue gingham, hoisting her pork chop on a stick like a blue ribbon for authenticity. They all played it well, adhering to the sacred promise that if they pretend to be like everyone else, voters might think they actually are.

Then a buzzing came across the sky. A $7 million Sikorsky helicopter, sent over six states in at least four hops by its billionaire owner, descended in tight circles on the crowd, the name of the Republican front runner for the 2016 presidential nomination emblazoned on the tail. Donald John Trump, at roughly 25% in the national GOP polls, about twice his nearest rival, emerged in Des Moines with his golden mane encased in a big ruby baseball cap, his cuffs flashing diamond links and his shoes shining brighter than bleached teeth.

The state trooper in charge of the event told the governor that in all his years working the fair, he had never seen a candidate mobbed like Trump. All the competition could do was stick to their scripts. When someone asked Clinton if she had noticed Trump circling overhead, she claimed ignorance. “I was just looking at the people,” she said. Trump, for his part, didn’t pretend to care much for the pork chop on a stick. One bite and he put the silly thing down. The rules have changed. He didn’t need it.

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PLANNED PARENTHOOD CLINIC CUT THROUGH DEAD BABY’S FACE TO GET HIS INTACT BRAIN

In the latest video produced by the Center for Medical Progress, Holly O’Donnell describes a medical technician using scissors to cut through the face of a newly aborted but nearly fully developed baby boy at a Planned Parenthood facility so that his intact brain could be extracted.

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United States Drops In Overall Freedom Ranking


That's what happens when the country is run by executive decree.


A new report on the freedom of countries around the world ranks the United States 20th, putting countries like Chile and the United Kingdom ahead of the U.S.

Chile and England are more free?

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Black lives matter


Ferguson 9-year-old girl shot dead doing homework on mom's bed

Jamyla Bolden, 9, was fatally shot as she sat on her mother's bed in in Ferguson, Mo., on Tuesday.
The home sits one block from West Florissant Ave., which has seen rioting and police confrontations with protesters in the year since 18-year-old Michael Brown was fatally shot by Officer Darren Wilson.

Something tells me that there will be no demonstrations about this shooting.

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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

 

Explaining Donald Trump's enemies



I have read a great many essays by people trying to explain Trump and his supporters, mainly by people who view his supporters as a strange tribe in darkest flyover country.  Here's the first essay I have read on Trump's enemies.

Not sure I agree with all of it, but a lot of it rings true.

You can tell a lot about a man by his enemies, and Donald Trump has those aplenty. I'm not referring to people may merely disagree with him on certain issues, or even those on the far Left – like Democrats – who will hate anybody who is not a progressive loonie toon. Instead, I'm talking about the folks in Trump's own party and on Trump's own side, broadly speaking, of the ideological divide. The Republican establishment, as well as a large subset of the conservative (loosely defined) commentariat, seem to have visceral hatred for the man – and for his supporters in the GOP base. Lindsey Graham – in what might possibly be this year's most stunning example of a lack of self-awareness – worries that Trump is bringing the GOP into disrepute. The reliably establishmentarian pencil neck George Will has taken to devoting his apparently limited research time to coming up with wild new ways in which Trump might destroy America and the world. Every day, a new op-ed hits the broadsheets by some GOP consultant or strategist explaining how Trump's supporters are all a bunch of dumb rubes who are "fooled" by Trump, who is really a "Democrat plant," and they just don't realize that he's not a "real" conservative (which I think they already know, but just aren't that concerned about it).

Read the whole thing.

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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

 

The Republican Consultant Class is Cracking Up

MELTDOWN DAY 2: RICK WILSON ASKS ANN COULTER IF DONALD TRUMP ‘PAYS MORE FOR ANAL’

Breitbart News reached out to Coulter about the “anal” tweet. She replied that Wilson’s “only remaining move is to use the Anthony Weiner ‘MY TWITTER ACCOUNT HAS BEEN HACKED!’ defense.”

This is just the latest from Wilson, who is also a writer for Politico, Ricochet, and The Federalist.

Friday on CNN, Wilson attacked 25% of the Republican base as “low information voters.” Just two days later he publicly politicized the rape threat against his daughter. Twenty-four hours after that he’s publicly accusing Coulter of being a prostitute.

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Science Plus Politics Equals Politics



“In any compromise between food and poison, it is only death that can win,” wrote Ayn Rand. And, with considerably more charm, Mark Steyn wrote, “It’s a good basic axiom that if you take a quart of ice-cream and a quart of dog feces and mix ’em together the result will taste more like the latter than the former.”

Nowhere are these axioms more true than in the field of science. Science — that process of hypothesis, observation and experimentation by which humans understand the workings of material things — mixed with just about anything becomes more of that other thing than itself. ...

Likewise, if you mix science with meddling overbearing government, you get meddling overbearing government. Note these recent stories about nutrition. The scientists who help compose the federal nutritional guidelines that govern what goes into subsidized school lunches have finally admitted that eating cholesterol — as in eggs, say — doesn’t actually increase your cholesterol, and skipping breakfast, well known to make people fat, doesn’t make people fat. At the same time, the researcher who once found important evidence for the existence of gluten sensitivity recently proved pretty much beyond a doubt that gluten sensitivity (barring celiac disease) doesn’t actually exist.

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Saturday, August 15, 2015

 

Why the Republican Consensus on Trump is Wrong

There seems to be a consensus among Conservative commentators that Donald Trump is bad for the Republican Party because:


I’m not sure any of these points is correct. I also have a feeling, although I can’t prove it, that most of these commentators have a favorite and are frustrated that their champion isn’t winning.

Point one was true, I’m not sure it still is. Trump’s been both a Democrat and a Republican. Ann Coulter tells me he’s been a Republican since 1988 and she’s a pretty smart cookie. I’ll take her word for it. He’s as much a Republican as John Kasich or Jeb Bush and he’s to the right on many issues - like guns - of Chris Christie. Is he conservative? On many issues he is: immigration, abortion, national debt, capital punishment, taxes, American greatness, climate change, energy, ObamaCare.

 Where he’s not conservative is style, an issue that seems to overwhelm many people who make their living by writing. They prefer scholarly issue papers and detailed plans for fixing everything. But detailed issue papers don’t get you elected and, like battle plans, never survive contact with the enemy. That difference, and the tendency to call people names, seems to drive his critics up the wall.

One of the public thought leaders of the Conservative movement – Rush Limbaugh – has not risen up to denounce him. In fact he seems to admire Trump for his willingness to stand up to the feckless Washington Republican Establishment and the media with no apologies. This quality is so rare in Republican circle that it explains his lead in the polls in large part.

To the second point: Trump’s hogging the limelight. He’s is succeeding because of his hot-button issues and his style. Professional politicians have often been burnished, smoothed and sanded to the point that they are bland, interesting only to their partisans who take it for granted that everyone around them will be persuaded by their wisdom and their niceness. That’s how you lose elections. That’s how smooth talking political rock stars like Obama, adored by the media, with fainting groupies, who promise nothing more substantial than HopeN’Change capture the Presidency. Finally, if you want to tell Trump he’s not playing fair because he should give up some face-time so that his opponents can get theirs you apparently have never run for office … or anything else.

The issue of electability is one on which I think the conventional wisdom is wrong. I think that Trump projects blunt-spoken pragmatism with all the rough edges exposed. I don’t think that Right, Left or Middle is happy with the direction of the country. As evidence we have Bernie Sanders drawing huge crowds appealing to economic issues. Why? Because one of his main points is that the country is sprouting billionaires like mushrooms after a rain while at the same time the poor and middle class are suffering. Real unemployment/underemployment is over 10%. He’s blowing up the Obama/media lie that jobs are plentiful and unemployment is low. He’s telling Democrat voters something they know in their bones but don’t hear from their political leadership.

Meanwhile the 65% – 80% of the Right is flocking to Walker, Cruz, Fiorina and Carson while the ultimate Republican insider - Jeb Bush - can’t get out of single digits in the polls. In fact, the only reason that Bush is considered a “leader” is the size of his war chest, and indication that he’s got lots of wealthy people who owe a big debt to the Bush dynasty. Not that he’s got a lot of grass roots support.

I happen to think that Trump is a great communicator. Another great communicator, Rush Limbaugh agrees: 
“But when he's interviewed by somebody, is Trump not the essence of brevity? I mean, how long does it take Trump to make his point? One sentence? He doesn't have to rant and rave. He comes across as a madman simply to these people because he says things that, why, they're not spoken in public! You don't call people losers, and you don't describe... Even if it's true, you do not describe illegal immigrants the way he does.”

He’s even nuanced. His position on Planned Parenthood is appealing: funding if they provide women’s health services. Defund them if they perform abortions. That’s a position I could get behind even though Planned Parenthood was founded by a eugenicist whose goal was aborting black (and other “undesirable”) babies.

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Friday, August 14, 2015

 

Being the ex-President's daughter pays off: Hugo Chavez's ambassador daughter is Venezuela's richest woman

FUNNY, YOU SEE THIS KIND OF COINCIDENCE A LOT IN SOCIALIST PARADISES

Maria Gabriela Chavez, 35, the late president's second-oldest daughter, holds assets in American and Andorran banks totaling almost $4.2 billion
After her father's death in 2013 and until her appointment to the United Nations as alternate ambassador, Chavez continued to live in the presidential mansion, forcing the current president Nicolas Maduro to remain at the vice presidential home

The daughter of Hugo Chavez, the former president who once declared 'being rich is bad,' may be the wealthiest woman in Venezuela, according to evidence reportedly in the hands of Venezuelan media outlets.

Maria Gabriela Chavez, 35, the late president's second-oldest daughter, holds assets in American and Andorran banks totaling almost $4.2billion, Diario las Americas reports.

The figure would make Gabriela Chavez wealthier than media mogul Gustavo Cisneros, whom Forbes named the wealthiest Venezuelan earlier this year with $3.6billion in assets.
It seems that one of the best roads to riches is to be a socialist denouncing the rich while taking huge bribes.

Oh, Hillary?

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MAN IN BEAR COSTUME HARASSES BEARS IN ALASKA


What could possibly go wrong?

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ILLEGAL ALIEN ARRESTED FOR ‘EXTREMELY VIOLENT’ TRIPLE HOMICIDE IN FLORIDA

It was an “extremely violent scene, even for us,” Sands said. “All homicide scenes are normally violent, but this scene was what we considered unimaginable.”

According to the lieutenant, there were indications the victims died due to sharp force trauma, though no murder weapon was identified. There was also evidence the victims attempted to defend themselves from their attacker.

“He is an illegal alien,” Lt. Sands stated, adding, “He is currently on bond and is in the process of being removed from the United States.”
But wait, the's more ...

Hyde was recently wanted in connection to a recent robbery of a cell phone store there before fleeing the country.

Hyde first came to the U.S. in January, illegally entering through Texas, according to investigators.

Since then, Hyde had been staying with his relatives, the Pitts, in Lehigh Acres.

According to Belize media outlets, Hyde was also arrested in November of last year for assaulting a police officer, a charge he later disputed.

Other reports show Hyde and two other men were suspects in a double murder case dating back to October 2013. He was only charged with a lesser crime of “handling stolen goods.”
Hyde’s uncle, Russell Hyde, is also reportedly a known criminal in Bolivia who is suspected of decapitating and dismembering two people in May.

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Yes, Target, I Do Want My Daughter To Conform To Her Gender


Matt Walsh on gender roles.

You’ve likely heard by now that Target will be ending the segregated, Apartheid-like conditions in their stores, getting rid of gender labels on toys, games, and most other products. They’ll also ban the colors pink and blue, and tear down the barbed wire fence that separated the two areas, which apparently made it previously impossible for a girl to enter the boy’s section or vice versa. For the time being, there will still be girl and boy aisles in the clothing department, but they assure us they’re keeping the labels because of “fitting and sizing differences,” not because they would presume to insinuate that only girls should wear dresses.

You can’t blame Target. They’re simply progressing with the times. The only problem is that, in this progressive age, you don’t progress by moving forward from one place to a better one, but in a more clinical sense, like dementia.

Read the whole thing ... I like this part especially

I think this attitude was profoundly illustrated in one email I received yesterday:
Matt, you haven’t ranted about Target going gender neutral. I assume you’re against it but I’m wondering if you can explain why? Everyone is making a big deal about this. But why should gender norms be hoisted on our children? Do you really want your daughter to conform to her gender or do you want her to be herself?

The email above, and society in general, create the strangest false dichotomy. They suggest that you have to choose between being your gender or being yourself, as if your self exists separate from your gender. This is nonsense, obviously. Your gender is yourself and yourself is your gender. Asking if I want my son and daughter to conform to their genders or be themselves is like asking if I want them to be warm-blooded bipeds or human beings.

I’ll take option C: both.

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Thursday, August 13, 2015

 

BEN CARSON: PLANNED PARENTHOOD CLINICS PUT IN BLACK NEIGHBORHOODS TO ‘CONTROL THAT POPULATION’

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Your World,” former Johns Hopkins neurosurgeon Dr. Ben Carson, a candidate for the 2016 Republican nomination, sounded off on Planned Parenthood, as the so-called women’s health organization has been under fire in recent weeks for a series of videos suggesting they were open to selling aborted fetal tissue for profit.

Carson referred to the founder of Planned Parenthood, Margaret Sanger and her position on eugenics, particularly as it pertained to blacks, which he said may not allow for him to be objective when it comes to Planned Parenthood.

“Well, maybe I’m not objective when it comes to Planned Parenthood. But you know, I know who Margaret Sanger is, and I know that she believed in eugenics, and that she was not particularly enamored with black people,” Carson said. “And one of the reasons that you find most of their clinics in black neighborhoods is so that you can find way to control that population. And I think people should go back and read about Margaret Sanger, who founded this place — a woman who Hillary Clinton by the say says she admires. Look and see what many people in Nazi Germany thought about her.”

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Angry Taxpayers, Not Stupid People, Are Backing Donald Trump


A fine article in the Federalist about the Trump phenomenon. It all started with the Tea Party
Throughout the first term of Obama’s presidency, the Tea Party grew in strength. I was able to replace my tattered homemade bumper‐sticker with a glossy official one. But things soon changed. Anderson Cooper dubbed us Tea Baggers, and the Republican Establishment fixed its eye on us like Sauron from Mordor. Those of us in the Tea Party faced a two‐headed hydra in Washington—the Democrats and those from our own party who hated us because we embarrassed them and challenged their power.

....During the primary, the GOP had repeatedly beat up on the Tea Partiers, calling them irrational, angry, and most of all stupid. They were characterized as ignorant outsiders with pitchforks. Hobbits. Crazies. When newly elected Sen. Ted Cruz fought to defund Obamacare in 2013, Peter King called his supporters “a dark strain in the American psyche.”

When both Democrats and Republicans repudiated the Tea Party movement, the possibly of Trump became real.

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The EPA spill in Colorado was not a bug but a feature.

The EPA's long range plan was to build a Superfund Site at a cost of hundreds of millions of dollars.  They needed a spill to make that happen.  They got it.

Guess what's going to happen next?



Meanwhile Democrats and environmentalists are rushing to the EPA's defense and pointing the fingers everywhere else.

The EPA says they're sorry and it won't happen again ... so that's allright.

Bud Norman

All those companies that have been heavily fined and whose executives have gone to jail for lesser contaminations surely didn’t intend to despoil the environment, after all, and we can reasonably assume that they also felt awful about it. The EPA’s apologists will likely argue that it was acting for the greater good, rather than than greed that motivates those nasty old miners, but we would note that mining industry also serves an essential and arguably more important service than the EPA and that the EPA’s employees are at least as well compensated and as a typical Colorado miner. The consequences of of governmental incompetence can be just as devastating as those of corporate incompetence, although usually more so, and deserve even harsher condemnation.

When a corporation encounters one of those unfortunate things that can happen when you’re moving heavy machinery around toxic materials, there’s an EPA and a Justice Department and a Federal Bureau of Investigation and an environmental left around to make so those responsible are held to account, but if it’s the EPA and the federal government that’s spilling three million gallons of toxic waste into a river and turning it a sickly orange and the environmental left is rallying to its defense there’s no real incentive for them to avoid such screw-ups in the future.

Did we mention that the mine closed in 1923? And that when a private company pollutes the ground with toxic chemicals, heavy metals such as cadmium, copper, lead and arsenic the EPA and the environmentalist run around with their hair on fire? The EPA has assured us that even everything's fine now:
Only one of 108 fish died after being placed in cages in the Animas River, and wildlife officials have said there appears to be no danger to animals drinking from the river.

And the EPA doesn't have to worry about the government going after them; they ARE the government.

Unlike BP, which was fined $5.5 billion for the 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster, the EPA will pay nothing in fines for unleashing the Animas River spill.

“Sovereign immunity. The government doesn’t fine itself,” said Thomas L. Sansonetti, former assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s division of environment and natural resources.

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