Wednesday, July 18, 2018

The way we were-----Billy Joel - Big Shot (Official Video)

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Kevin McCarthy Moves to 'Checkmate' Democrats on 'Abolish ICE' House Floor Fight | Breitbart

Kevin McCarthy Moves to 'Checkmate' Democrats on 'Abolish ICE' House Floor Fight | Breitbart:

Image result for free clipart headacheBut now that Democrats will be forced to not only oppose their own bill, which they have already demonstrated they do, but vote either for or against the Higgins resolution praising ICE, they are boxed in. A vote against Higgins’ resolution, as many Democrats will surely do, is in other words a vote to abolish ICE–again, a deeply unpopular position with the voting middle class across America.
The House GOP leadership source predicts that every Republican will vote for the Higgins resolution, but the Democrats will split on the matter. “They won’t be able to go on record and support ICE,” the GOP leadership source said. “Their base would kill them. They will be split. The Dems won’t know what to do.”

Socialist Democrat Superstar Ocasio-Cortez Calls for 'OCCUPATION' of Airports: 'We Have to Mobilize' | Trending

Socialist Democrat Superstar Ocasio-Cortez Calls for 'OCCUPATION' of Airports: 'We Have to Mobilize' | Trending
"Democrat candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, who has made a huge splash since trouncing incumbent Democrat Joe Crowley in the NY-14 primary, calls herself a socialist and is big on activism, if not geopolitics.
So big on activism, in fact, that in an interview with Democracy Now! on Monday, she called for the "occupation" of airports and ICE offices as part of the effort to "mobilize" the so-called Resistance.
..."We have to have a rapid response," she said. 
"And I think every day that we go on, especially a day when something that heinous happens, we have to occupy all of it. 
We need to occupy every airport. 
We need to occupy every border. 
We need to occupy every ICE office until those kids are back with their parents, period."
...She called the Trump presidency "rising fascism" and said "we need to be ready to drop everything and go straight to LaGuardia airport. 
...Watch the video below for the entire, lengthy interview. The "occupy" comments begin at around the 52-minute mark.
Occupy every border, she says. Totally reasonable.

Lest we forget-----Barack Obama's Top 10 Apologies: How the President Has Humiliated a Superpower | The Heritage Foundation

Barack Obama's Top 10 Apologies: How the President Has Humiliated a Superpower | The Heritage Foundation
See the source image"A common theme that runs through President Obama's statements is the idea the United States must atone for its past policies, whether it is America's application of the war against Islamist terrorism or its overall foreign policy. 
At the core of this message is the concept that the U.S. is a flawed nation that must seek redemption by apologizing for its past "sins."
On several occasions, President Obama has sought to apologize for the actions of his own country when addressing a foreign audience--including seven of the 10 apologies listed below
The President has already apologized for his country to nearly 3 billion people across Europe, the Muslim world, and the Americas.
The Obama Administration's strategy of unconditional engagement with America's enemies combined with a relentless penchant for apology-making is a dangerous recipe for failure.
 The overall effect of this approach has been to weaken American power on the world stage rather than strengthen it..."
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Black GOP Intern Plans To Sue Uber For Denying Ride Because of MAGA Hats | Daily Wire

Black GOP Intern Plans To Sue Uber For Denying Ride Because of MAGA Hats | Daily Wire:

Image result for free clip art not allowed“What happened is this: they were guilty of the greatest sin, according to the progressive, socialist left – political apostasy,” West wrote. “They were black, but not liberal progressives, not Democrats, and they had the abject nerve to openly profess such … There will be no outrage from the Congressional Black Caucus, you know, the folks who claim to be the ‘conscience of the Congress.’ The NAACP, nor the National Urban League, has, to this point, made any statement condemning Uber and demanding an apology. Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton have not commenced any protests outside of Uber offices. Nor has Black Lives Matter been seen. This is just another manifestation of what Maxine Waters has called for, this time against three young, black congressional interns.”

What To Do When Your Doctor Asks About Your Guns

What To Do When Your Doctor Asks About Your Guns
Image result for authors of the original AAP anti-gun policy"USA – -(Ammoland.com)- Have you had the experience of going to your doctor for a particular problem, let’s say headaches, and been surprised by the doctor asking you about a completely unrelated subject whether you have a gun in your home?
It’s no accident that doctors’ or health plans’ questions about guns in your home have become routine. 
In the 1980s and 1990s medical professional organizations declared a culture war on gun ownership in America. 
...Claiming only to be concerned about “gun safety”, the latest code term for gun control, the AAP pushed its member doctors to advise families to get rid of their guns. 
One of the authors of the original AAP anti-gun policy, Dr. Katherine Christoffel, was quoted in an AMA journal as saying “Guns are a virus that must be eradicated.”..."
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Trump Is Right to Meet Putin - POLITICO Magazine

Trump Is Right to Meet Putin - POLITICO Magazine
"President Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin today, days after meeting with our NATO allies in Europe. 
Both meetings are important, and both cause confusion among politicians and those who report on them back home.
Foreign policy is difficult. 
It comes in many shades of gray, and those who treat it as a team sport do harm to our safety and to our politics.
Image result for Donald Trump meets with Russian President Vladimir PutinPoliticizing international affairs is a dangerous game, but that hasn’t stopped far too many in Washington, who seem to have forgotten that a vital part of keeping America safe and secure is avoiding war through strong and consistent diplomacy, from playing politics. 
One way they do that is to insist we not meet with or speak openly to our adversaries on the world stage.
I disagree. 
Dialogue is especially important when hundreds of millions of lives are at stake, as is the case in relations between the United States and nuclear-armed Russia. 
So I applaud Trump for both chiding our NATO allies and greeting its expansion with skepticism, and I applaud him for sitting down with Putin. 
We should be doing more of such self-examination and dialogue..."
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#1 This day 1980-----Billy Joel - It's Still Rock and Roll to Me (Official Video)

Why can't we talk about this?

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"Islam was the prime source of the slaves delivered to the Americas. 
Slavery is sunna and permitted in the doctrine. 
Why can't we talk about this?"
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‘It took Trump to do what Bush, Bill Clinton couldn’t’

‘It took Trump to do what Bush, Bill Clinton couldn’t’:

Image result for flickr commons images president trumpThe criticism by two former presidents of President Trump’s re-examination of NATO, insisting allies pay their fair share, is ironic, says author and filmmaker Dinesh D’Souza.
“An accounting, a re-examination is long overdue,” said D’Souza in an interview with the Fox News Channel’s Laura Ingraham regarding comments by former President George W. Bush and former President Bill Clinton last Thursday at a forum at the Clinton Presidential Center in Little Rock, Arkansas.
“It took an outsider like Trump to do it,” D’Souza said of Trump’s efforts to reform NATO

Fat Consumption is the Only Cause of Weight Gain - Neuroscience News

Fat Consumption is the Only Cause of Weight Gain - Neuroscience News:
"Scientists from the University of Aberdeen and the Chinese Academy of Sciences have undertaken the largest study of its kind looking at what components of diet – fat, carbohydrates or protein – caused mice to gain weight.
Image result for fat mouseSince food consists of fat, protein and carbs, it has proven difficult to pinpoint exactly what aspect of the typical diet leads to weight gain.
...The study was published in the journal Cell Metabolism and includes 30 different diets that vary in their fat, carbohydrate (sugar) and protein contents.
...Professor John Speakman, who led the study, said: “The result of this enormous study was unequivocal – the only thing that made the mice get fat was eating more fat in their diets.
...“Carbohydrates including up to 30% of calories coming from sugar had no effect. Combining sugar with fat had no more impact than fat alone.
There was no evidence that low protein (down to 5%) stimulated greater intake, suggesting there is no protein target.
These effects of dietary fat seemed to be because uniquely fat in the diet stimulated the reward centres in the brain, stimulating greater intake..."
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History for July 18

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William Makepeace Thackeray 1811, Vidkum Quisling 1887, Richard "Red" Skelton 1913
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Nelson Mandela 1918 - President of South Africa, John Glenn 1921 - Astronaut, Hunter S. Thompson 1937
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1789 - Robespierre, a deputy from Arras, France, decided to back the French Revolution.

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1914 - Six planes of the U.S. Army helped to form an aviation division called the Signal Corps.
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1936 - The first Oscar Meyer Wienermobile rolled out of General Body Company’s factory in Chicago, IL.
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1936 - The Spanish Civil War began as Gen. Francisco Franco led an uprising of army troops based in Spanish North Africa.
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1942 - The German Me-262, the first jet-propelled aircraft to fly in combat, made its first flight.
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1947 - U.S. President Truman signed the Presidential Succession Act, which placed the Speaker of the House and the Senate President Pro Tempore next in the line of succession after the vice president.
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2001 - A train derailed, involving 60 cars, in a Baltimore train tunnel. The fire that resulted lasted for six days and virtually closed down downtown Baltimore for several days. (Maryland)
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Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Box Office Poison: 'Shock and Awe' Is Director Rob Reiner's 6th Mega-Flop in a Row

Box Office Poison: 'Shock and Awe' Is Director Rob Reiner's 6th Mega-Flop in a Row:

Image result for flickr commons images box officeThis weekend, Reiner’s Shock and Awe crashed and burned at the box office. For some reason, even though it is 2018, Reiner is still wasting millions of dollars to attack former President George W. Bush. This, even after every single movie attacking Bush bombed.
What’s more, as if to prove just how insulated he is from real America, Shock and Awe tries to make heroes of journalists, a group currently enjoying approval ratings little better than child molesters.

The way we were-----My World Is Empty Without You - The Supremes - fuTuRo re-fResh

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Prof claims Trump ‘making microaggressions worse’ on campus

Prof claims Trump ‘making microaggressions worse’ on campus

  • An associate dean at a Texas university claims that the election of Donald Trump is responsible for an uptick in microaggressions on college campuses.
  • According to Nicole Walters, Trump's election has emboldened her white colleagues to inquire if she’s an affirmative action hire, suggest she’s in collusion with other black faculty members, and question her authority.
Image result for depressed LiberalA professor at the University of St. Thomas in Texas recently blamed the Trump administration for the rise in microaggressions she and her colleagues have allegedly  faced from each other since the 2016 election. 
Nicole Walters published “Trump’s America is Making Microaggressions an Even Greater Reality for Women Faculty of Color” in the recent issue of the peer-reviewed academic journal Women, Gender, and Families of Color.
Walters—who is also a Dean at the Texas institution—cites the alleged rise in microaggressions on her campus as a “marked difference from President Barack Obama’s ethos of inclusivity and his message of hope and unity.”
[RELATED: Prof details ‘barrage of microaggressions’ from white colleagues]
Since the election, Walters claims that many of her white colleagues suddenly feel emboldened to inquire if she’s an affirmative action hire, suggest she’s in collusion with other black faculty members, and question her authority.
“It has been a life-changing experience, to say the least..."
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BLAME THE MESSENGER: A large, longitudinal, randomized, controlled study recently found that Tenness…

Instapundit � Blog Archive � BLAME THE MESSENGER: A large, longitudinal, randomized, controlled study recently found that Tenness…
"BLAME THE MESSENGER:
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A large, longitudinal, randomized, controlled study recently found that Tennessee’s pre-kindergarten program for low-income children had modestly NEGATIVE effects on academic achievement once the children were in the third grade. 
The program participants also had more disciplinary problems than non-participants, most of whom had stayed at home that year rather than participating in some other program. 
This is, of course, disappointing, especially since the study had found positive effects when measured at the end of the pre-kindergarten year. 
But those effects faded over time and turned negative..."
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States Need Congress to Break Obamacare’s Medicaid Gridlock | The Heritage Foundation

States Need Congress to Break Obamacare’s Medicaid Gridlock | The Heritage Foundation:

Image result for flickr commons images capital hillThankfully, there is a better path forward. Conservatives have offered a consensus plan—the Health Care Choice Plan—to provide states and people real choices.
Under this plan, the current funding streams—for subsidies to insurers and for the Medicaid expansion—would be converted to block grants to the states. States would be able to use these funds to develop their own programs to help low-income people without the complicated federal constraints of the Medicaid program.
It would end the funding imbalance between expansion and nonexpansion states and would stop the gaming and manipulation of Obamacare funding that inappropriately shifts costs to federal taxpayers.

Chicago could soon test universal basic income program | Fox News

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"Chicago may soon become the largest municipality in the U.S. to test a universal basic income program.
Chicago alderman Ameya Pawar recently proposed legislation that would provide 1,000 families with a $500 monthly stipend -- no questions asked. 
The bill already has the backing of the majority of city lawmakers, and Pawar hopes to soon work with Mayor Rahm Emanuel to implement the pilot program, The Intercept reported..."
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Former Clinton WH Staffer: It's 'Tempting' to Beat up Rand Paul | Breitbart

Former Clinton WH Staffer: It's 'Tempting' to Beat up Rand Paul | Breitbart:

Image result for flickr commons images rand paulA former Clinton White House staffer and veteran presidential campaign staffer tweeted Sunday that “it would be tempting” to beat up Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) if he lived in the senator’s hometown of Bowling Green, Kentucky.
I never advocate violence but if I lived in Bowling Green it would be tempting to beat the crap out of Rand Paul.

Why Baltimore Police Have 'Stopped Noticing Crime' | Trending

See the source imageWhy Baltimore Police Have 'Stopped Noticing Crime' | Trending
"An interesting news story ran in Thursday’s USA Today. “Baltimore police stopped noticing crime after Freddie Gray's death,” read the headline. 
“A wave of killings followed.”
What I found most interesting about it, though, was not the facts that were reported but rather that anyone should have found them surprising. 
“Just before a wave of violence turned Baltimore into the nation’s deadliest big city,” the story begins, “a curious thing happened to its police force: officers suddenly seemed to stop noticing crime.”
See the source imageThe story goes on to describe how Baltimore’s police officers reported seeing fewer drug dealers out and about, fewer traffic violators, fewer people with arrest warrants, fewer of any type of person who previously would have attracted their attention. 
Note that the story does not say there were fewer of these lawbreakers, only that the police did not report seeing as many.
Surely if the officers were being candid, they would say they saw just as many as ever, but that they made the decision not to do anything about them.
And who can blame them?...
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Immune from consequences?-----US government loses nuclear stocks of plutonium, uranium | Idaho Statesman

US government loses nuclear stocks of plutonium, uranium | Idaho Statesman:
"Two security experts from the Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory drove to San Antonio, Texas, in March 2017 with a sensitive mission: to retrieve dangerous nuclear materials from a nonprofit research lab there.

Their task was to ensure that the radioactive materials did not fall into the wrong hands on the way back to Idaho, where the government maintains a stockpile of nuclear explosive materials for the military and others.
To ensure they got the right items, the specialists from Idaho brought radiation detectors and small samples of dangerous materials to calibrate them: specifically, a plastic-covered disk of plutonium, a material that can be used to fuel nuclear weapons, and another of cesium, a highly radioactive isotope that could potentially be used in a so-called “dirty” radioactive bomb.
But when they stopped at a Marriott hotel just off Highway 410, in a high-crime neighborhood filled with temp agencies and ranch homes, they left those sensors on the back seat of their rented Ford Expedition. 
When they awoke the next morning, the window had been smashed and the special valises holding these sensors and nuclear materials had vanished."

#1 This day 1969-----Zager and Evans - In The Year 2525

America has a nobility problem that lets leaders escape consequences

America has a nobility problem that lets leaders escape consequences:
"Politicians and bureaucrats are America's ruling class and they should start paying a price for failure. Accountability isn't just for little guys.
...After all, nobody’s squiring about the United States, sporting titles like Duke of Pennsylvania or Earl of Internal Revenue.
But now I’m wondering if we don’t have a problem. 
See the source image...in practice, America absolutely does have a ruling class, and a permanent political class, and they seem to be increasingly one and the same. 
(As Angelo Codevilla writes:  “Never has there been so little diversity within America’s upper crust.”) 
And like any ruling class, they claim, and possess, privileges and immunities not available to ordinary citizens.
...this privilege extends not only to the titled, but to their retainers, in this case police and other government bureaucrats.
In America, if you misunderstand the law, or simply are ignorant of it, you will nonetheless be liable to go to jail or be sued — if you are an ordinary citizen. 
If you are a government official, you can generally avoid liability in a lawsuit by pleading “qualified immunity,” meaning, in essence, that you misunderstood the law or were ignorant of it, but acted in good faith, a defense that is not available to ordinary citizens...
...And government officials almost never face criminal prosecution for their official acts, and on the rare occasions that they do, they are almost never convicted.

  • When the EPA poisoned the Animas River in Colorado, it rejected claims for damages, and nobody from the EPA went to jail.  

A private company under similar circumstances would have faced ruinous losses, and the executives would have risked criminal prosecution. 
Then-EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy skated.
Accountability is for the little people

  • When the IRS’s Lois Lerner deliberately targeted conservative groups — something the IRS admitted and apologized for — she retired with her pension and faced no charges. 
  • When Chinese hackers stole a vast database of secret military and intelligence personnel information, a blow some experts called a “cyber-Pearl Harbor,” nobody lost their job or went to jail. Accountability, it seems, is for the rest of us, the little people.

As a character in the movie "The Verdict" said, “You guys... you guys are all the same! The doctors at the hospital, you... it's always what I'm going to do for you. And then you screw up, and it's, ‘Ah, we did the best that we could, I'm dreadfully sorry.’ And people like us live with your mistakes the rest of our lives.”
Freedom from consequences:  
It’s the defining consequence of our modern titles of nobility..."
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Illegal Immigrant BEHEADS 13-Year-Old Special Needs Girl, Murders Grandmother, Officials Say | Daily Wire

Image result for flickr commons images Alabama state flagIllegal Immigrant BEHEADS 13-Year-Old Special Needs Girl, Murders Grandmother, Officials Say | Daily Wire:

Alabama law enforcement officials say that an illegal immigrant and an immigrant in the United States on a green card are responsible for the brutal murders of a grandmother and her 13-year-old special needs granddaughter in what investigators say is violence related to Mexican drug cartels.

Basically, they all want more free stuff-----Why the Kids are Socialists | Intellectual Takeout

Why the Millennials are SocialistsWhy the Kids are Socialists | Intellectual Takeout:
"By now you've most likely seen the polls reporting that roughly half of Millennials have a favorable view of Socialism and you're probably wondering how in the world that is possible.
Didn't America win the Cold War?
Well, yes, we did win the Cold War, but we're losing the culture war.
As I was discussing the rising Socialist leanings of city councils with a reader of Intellectual Takeout, I made the point that what is happening now is the result of what was done over many decades.
Americans didn't just become Socialists all of a sudden; no, the way was prepared for its rising popularity.
Now, not a few conservatives or libertarians will comfort themselves with the knowledge that many Millennials who view Socialism favorably can't actually define it.
Politically, though, that doesn't matter.
What matters is how the typical Millennial perceives Socialism, as that will dictate how he votes at election time.
If I have a favorable view of Socialism, then I'm quite likely to vote for the Socialist -- no matter that I can't define the ideology.
And how is Socialism perceived? 
As a system of governance that is fair, makes sure everyone is materially secure, gives purpose to life, and increases happiness.
Here are five reasons that such a system appeals so well to younger Americans:..."
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History for July 17

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James Cagney 1899, Art Linkletter 1912, Phyllis Diller 1917 - Comedian
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Lucie Arnaz 1951 - Actress, David Hasselhoff 1952 Actor ("Knight Rider," "Baywatch"), singer, Angela Merkel 1954 - German Chancellor
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1212 - The Moslems were crushed in the Spanish crusade.
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1453 - France defeated England at Castillon, France, which ended the 100 Years' War.
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1917 - The British royal family adopted the Windsor name.
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1945 - U.S. President Truman, Soviet leader Josef Stalin and British Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill began meeting at Potsdam in the final Allied summit of World War II. During the meeting Stalin made the comment that "Hitler had escaped."
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1950 - The television show "The Colgate Comedy Hour" debuted featuring Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis.
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1955 - Disneyland opened in Anaheim, CA.
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1975 - An Apollo spaceship docked with a Soyuz spacecraft in orbit. It was the first link up between the U.S. and Soviet Union.
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1997 - After 117 years, the Woolworth Corp. closed its last 400 stores.
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