Latest Articles: Opinions/Editorials
Is the Trump Revolution Over?
Post Date: 2018-01-29 02:13:30 by Hondo68
A year after President Donald Trumps inauguration, analysts and commentators are assessing both his performance in the first year of his presidency as well as the outlook for the remainder of his first term. Entering office as a surprise winner and a political neophyte, many people didnt know just what to expect from Trump. Would he do what he pledged to do as a candidate, or was his campaign rhetoric just a lot of hot air to bamboozle enough people into voting for him? One of Trumps most popular promises was to drain the swamp and, while the President has tried to make some strides in that respect over the past year, there are concerning signs that any swamp ...
Blown Away . . . for Not Complying
Post Date: 2018-01-27 10:04:44 by Deckard
In addition to officer safety, another de facto capital offense in this country is failure to comply. This past fall, a Northern Virginia man named Bijan Ghaisar was executed by armed government workers after a brief car chase. Apparently, the man had been involved in a minor accident no injuries and he wasnt the driver who caused the accident but he left the scene regardless. Its possible he had an expired license or some other thing on his mind and feared (rightly) what the heroes might do to him if he stuck around. Given the run-amokness of heroes these days, avoiding them is reasonable self-preservation. We ...
Some African Countries Are Excrement Holes, So Is Haiti
Post Date: 2018-01-20 20:18:01 by IbJensen
For the past several days, those sane ones among us have had to endure the infantile blathering about something President Trump may or may not have said in describing countries composed mostly of people of color. So what if he said whatever he said if its true? I would wager that most Americans, myself included, do not care what color the people are in those excrement holes (Id like to describe them the way the President is alleged to have described them, but my text would be censored). Our primary concern as American patriots is that whatever their color, they are not allowed in our country if they do not bring something of value with them. Something that ...
Medical Marijuana Isn’t a Miracle Drug
Post Date: 2018-01-19 21:11:12 by Gatlin
Medical Marijuana Isnt a Miracle Drug For some, cannabis can cause the very symptoms its trying to prevent Bias is, essentially, a human thing. We look at evidence from our own point of view. We choose results that suit our personal perspective, because we all want our opinions to be right. We cant help it. So when I say that cannabis is great, and that I am fully behind legalization of it as a public good, you might wonder why Im writing an article about how its not a very useful medicine. Id love cannabis to cure everything from headaches to seizures, but the evidence is not on my side. As much as I wish it were. Miracle Cures Medicinal cannabis is ...
Justice Scalia Spoke Favorably of Trump’s Presidential Run, Author Bryan Garner Says
Post Date: 2018-01-15 11:08:45 by IbJensen
WASHINGTONShortly before his death in February 2016, Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia spoke favorably of Donald Trumps presidential run. Justice Scalia thought it was most refreshing to have a candidate who was pretty much unfiltered and utterly frank, said the late jurists literary collaborator, Bryan Garner, a legal dictionary editor who spent two weeks in 2016 traveling with Justice Scalia through several Asian countries. The justice thought well of Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor whose campaign for the Republican nomination stalled, said Mr. Garner, whose memoir of a decadelong friendship, Nino and Me, comes out Tuesday. But ...
Planned Parenthood: Evil, Baby Murdering Business Must Be Defunded!
Post Date: 2018-01-13 10:57:19 by IbJensen
Heroism is usefully defined as an act of selflessness sacrificing oneself for the life of another. Medal of Honor recipients perform acts of true heroism, often giving their life to save their brothers in arms. But what is the opposite of heroism? What would you call an organization and its leader who brag about killing the most innocent among us and killing in a barbaric, painful manner for selfish reasons? Planned Parenthood and its leader, Cecile Richards, are responsible for the murder of hundreds of thousands of babies annually and brag about just that. Found within the Planned Parenthood Annual Report, a quote by President Cecile Richards: We are here today to thank ...
No One Cares If You (Cops) Go Home Safe At The End Of Your Shift [Full Thread]
Post Date: 2018-01-03 17:41:53 by Deckard
Here at the house, I have a couple of decades plus of military experience. I have tools to dig in or out of natural disasters. I have extinguishers and hoses. I have a field trauma kit and bandages. I have weapons both melee and firearm. I know how to use them. I know how to trench, support and revet. I understand the fire triangle and appropriate approaches. I understand breathing, bleeding and shock. I know how to detain, restrain and control. I have done all of these at least occasionally, professionally. I've stood on top of a collapsing levee in a flood. I've fought a structure fire from inside so we could get everyone out before the fire ...
‘The Post’ Review (Finally, someone has the guts to stick up for the media)
Post Date: 2017-12-23 15:05:35 by Deckard
Finally. I can't believe it's taken this long. After all these years of denigration and disrespect, after all this time when no one would ever dare praise the press, our one bulwark of freedom against the totalitarian horror of representative democracy. It's about time the mainstream media had its own propaganda film. Don't get me wrong: I quite liked The Post. Or, perhaps it's better to say that I quite admired it. It's a very admirable piece of filmmaking, from a very admirable director. If you've ever had any doubt that Steven Spielberg is one of the great filmmakers of all time, all you need to do is watch him turn a story about issuing stock and publishing a ...
More Than a Libertarian
Post Date: 2017-12-23 12:08:28 by Deckard
Youre likely aware that Im a libertarian. But Im actually more than a libertarian. I dont believe in the right of the State to exist. The reason is that anything that has a monopoly of force is extremely dangerous. As Mao Tse-tung, lately one of the worlds leading experts on government, said: The power of the state comes out of a barrel of a gun. There are two possible ways for people to relate to each other, either voluntarily or coercively. And the State is pure institutionalized coercion. Its not just unnecessary, but antithetical, for a civilized society. And thats increasingly true as technology advances. It was never moral, but at ...
An Invisible Government Controls Our Minds with a Thought Prison
Post Date: 2017-12-20 08:57:17 by Deckard
By Sigmund Fraud Who are the men who without our realizing it, give us our ideas, tell us whom to admire and whom to despise, what to believe about the ownership of public utilities, about the tariff, about the price of rubber, about the Dawes Plan, about immigration; who tell us how our houses should be designed, what furniture we should put in them, what menus we should serve on our table, what kind of shirts we must wear, what sports we should indulge in, what plays we should see, what charities we should support, what pictures we should admire, what slang we should affect, what jokes we should laugh at?~ Edward Bernays, Propaganda Authored by Edward ...
Jesus Was Born in a Police State
Post Date: 2017-12-19 05:18:08 by Deckard
Jesus is too much for us. The churchs later treatment of the gospels is one long effort to rescue Jesus from extremism.author Gary Wills, What Jesus Meant The Christmas narrative of a baby born in a manger is a familiar one. The Roman Empire, a police state in its own right, had ordered that a census be conducted. Joseph and his pregnant wife Mary traveled to the little town of Bethlehem so that they could be counted. There being no room for the couple at any of the inns, they stayed in a stable, where Mary gave birth to a baby boy, Jesus. Unfortunately, Jesus was born into a police state not unlike the growing menace of the American police state. When ...
Trump dislikes being investigated; so did Al Capone
Post Date: 2017-12-17 15:56:11 by Willie Green
What the hell is going on in Chicago? Donald Trump asked a group of law enforcement officers at the FBI Academy on Friday. What the hells happening there? Glad you asked, Mr. President. Whats happening here is that murders skyrocketed in big cities in the United States in 2016 and Chicago is a big city in the United States. A 59 percent jump over the year before. Quite a lot, though other cities were worse San Antonio jumped 61 percent. Which means what? You cant judge anything with a statistic as narrow as one years increase over another. On that scale, Orlando would be the Murder Capital of America, with 169 percent increase in 2016 ...
Moral Values and Customs vs. Laws
Post Date: 2017-12-13 09:16:55 by tpaine
Moral Values and Customs vs. Laws Walter E. Williams 12/13/2017 12:01:00 AM - Walter E. Williams I'm approaching my 82nd birthday, and my daughter will occasionally suggest that modernity is perplexing to me because I'm from prehistoric times. As such, it points to one of the unavoidable problems of youth -- namely, the temptation to think that today's behavioral standards have always been. Let's look at a few of the differences between yesteryear and today. One of those differences is the treatment of women. There are awesome physical strength differences between men and women. To create and maintain civil relationships between the sexes is to drum into boys, starting ...
What Should We Fight For? NOT The “New World Order”!
Post Date: 2017-12-12 12:18:12 by nativist nationalist
We will never accept Russias occupation and attempted annexation of Crimea, declaimed Rex Tillerson last week in Vienna. Crimea-related sanctions will remain in place until Russia returns full control of the peninsula to Ukraine. Tillersons principled rejection of the seizure of land by military forcenever acceptcame just one day after President Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israels capital and pledged to move our embassy there. How did Israel gain title to East Jerusalem, the West Bank and Golan Heights? Invasion, occupation, colonization, annexation. Those lands are the spoils of victory from Israels 1967 Six-Day ...
Diversity Must Not Be Questioned
Post Date: 2017-12-11 12:58:56 by IbJensen
On Friday, Republican Iowa Rep. Steve King, Congress foremost immigration hawk, tweeted out, Diversity is not our strength. Hungarian Prime Minister Victor Orban, Mixing cultures will not lead to a higher quality of life but a lower one.' The Iowa congressman followed up that tweet with this opinion, Assimilation has become a dirty word to the multiculturalist Left. Assimilation, not diversity, is our American strength. Kings tweets soon became a lightning rod for outraged liberals and respectable conservatives. Some critics argued diversity was good and King was clearly inbred white trash. The problem with a lack of diversity, Congressman, ...
"What difference does it make how you got the role?"
Post Date: 2017-12-03 06:58:50 by A Pole
[...] Evgeniya Brik. Television and film actress, best known for Hipsters and The Geographer Drank His Globe Away, and the TV shows The Thaw and The Optimists The most incredible and unexpected thing is that this story has affected me not only personally, but professionally. I took part in a project that was partly produced by Harvey Weinstein, playing a small part on an American TV series. And now its unclear if the show will continue filming. I hope it doesnt shut down. This is all appalling, of course. As I understand it, this person had enormous power, and he probably suffers from some psychological disorder. But in my ...
Legalizing Opioids Would Dramatically Reduce Overdoses
Post Date: 2017-12-01 17:46:25 by Hondo68
Many users substitute harder street drugs when access to less potent opioids is cut off. In his Liberty Forum essay, Robert VerBruggen argues that the dramatic increase in opioid deaths in the United States over the past two decades has resulted mainly from over-selling by pharmaceutical companies and over-prescribing by physicians and other healthcare providers. As such, he concludes that policy should further restrict access to prescription opioids, while expanding access to Medication Assisted Therapies (MATs) such as methadone and buprenorphine. Legalization would dramatically reduce overdoses. I argue here that opioid overdoses occur mainly when policies are in place that restrict or ...
This Woman Stands with Judge Roy Moore
Post Date: 2017-11-12 07:20:51 by IbJensen
As has become the pattern with the Left when they are being eviscerated politically, they trot out the vilest of accusations against whomever fits their latest challenge. Judge Roy Moore, who recently won the Alabama state primary against a more establishment Republican candidate, is their new challenge, and like clockwork they have found a victim to throw at the judges feet. Judge Moore, like President Trump, is one to be feared. He is a fierce fighter for conservative and Christian causes, and that alone renders him a severe threat to the Republican establishment and the ungodly Left. I sincerely hope he is ready to take on this latest attempt to keep him out of the ...
Coulter on ‘Diversity Lottery’: ‘Every Place There Is Diversity There Is Civil War’
Post Date: 2017-11-05 10:47:06 by cranky
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter appeared on Fox News Channels Watters World Saturday and weighed in on the terrorist attack in New York City earlier this week. Coulter ripped the diversity visa lottery, which was the method used by the terror suspect, Sayfullo Saipov, to get into the country and questioned the merits of the policy that was heralded for diversity. Every place there is diversity there is civil war, countries are breaking up, Coulter told host Jesse Watters. Its never been a good thing. She added, Look at just Ireland. Theyre all Irish and the Catholics and Protestants cant get ...
Bergdahl goes free, but the wounded serve life sentences
Post Date: 2017-11-04 12:35:49 by cranky
Attention, all troops peeved with your platoon sergeant, bored with your field rations, or who just want a little private time: Its okay to desert your post in a combat zone. Its fine for you to trigger the deaths and grave woundings of better men than you. A military judge just set a precedent: Deserters in wartime walk free. Youll probably get a book deal, too, and be portrayed as a hero in a big-budget film. The US Army colonel and judge who decided Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahls fate has some explaining to do. How is it that a confessed deserter, whose actions brought our Afghan campaign to a halt and led to the acknowledged wounding and alleged deaths of his ...
Wow! Astros Kicking Ass in 1st Inning...
Post Date: 2017-11-01 20:30:26 by tpaine
Nothing else to say.. Enjoy the game...
Thread Reader is happy to present an unrolled Twitter story with 46 tweets
Post Date: 2017-11-01 09:49:59 by A K A Stone
1) After a brief period of shock in which they asked themselves "Why did Trump just hire one of the DIRTIEST, most CORRUPT people in DC..."
2) "...to be, of all things, his CAMPAIGN MANAGER?!", Democrats, swamp dwellers & DNC Media quickly decided they'd USE this against Trump.
3) Manafort was bait. I'm convinces Kushner was actually running this thing behind the scenes.
4) Jared Kushner was the real campaign manager so Trump put a LIGHTENING ROD out front to catch all the heat.
5) And this was true even AFTER Manafort left the campaign after 3 months & @KellyannePolls took over the job of front person.
6) Kelly Anne did a FANTASTIC job of handling the media & PR, ...
EDITORIAL: THC can't help PTSD, experts say
Post Date: 2017-10-30 16:11:41 by Gatlin
For every military veteran appearing in a Colorado public meeting to advocate for the right to use marijuana to treat post-traumatic stress disorder, mental health professionals throughout Colorado estimate they've worked with thousands whose pot use made their PTSD - and their lives in general - much worse. "I have seen marijuana use create so many more problems than it solves," said Brian Lanier, a licensed clinical social worker and Army reservist in Colorado Springs who has worked more than 15 years with veterans and active-duty service members. "If nothing else, these people are just numbing themselves, which is definitely not appropriate treatment for PTSD. Telling ...
Why doesn’t Hillary’s ‘dossier’ trick count as treason?
Post Date: 2017-10-26 07:49:21 by cranky
Whats the difference between the infamous Russian dossier on Donald Trump and that random fake-news story you saw on Facebook last year? The latter was never used by Americas intelligence community to bolster its case for spying on American citizens nor was it the foundation for a years worth of media coverage. Then again, you get what you pay for. We now know Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee paid as much as $9 million for the discredited dossier on Trump. According to The Washington Post, a lawyer named Marc Elias, who represented both the 2016 Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee, had hired Fusion GPS, a DC firm working on behalf ...
Immigration in the National Interest
Post Date: 2017-10-22 08:44:02 by IbJensen
The following is adapted from a speech delivered on September 18, 2017, in Washington, D.C., at Hillsdale Colleges Eighth Annual Constitution Day Celebration. Last year, for the first time in our nations history, the American people elected as president someone with no high government experiencenot a senator, not a congressman, not a governor, not a cabinet secretary, not a general. They did this, I believe, because theyve lost faith in both the competence and the intentions of our governing classof both parties! Government now takes nearly half of every dollar we earn and bosses us around in every aspect of life, yet cant deliver basic services well. ...
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