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Sunday, February 26, 2017

 


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Obama administration neglected priorities to focus
on climate change, new EPA chief says

Rollback on its way.
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Democrats inviting immigrants to Trump´s speech to Congress
Will they ever give it up?
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Trump team takes first step toward building border wall
A builder builds.
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Doctors gave fake medical opinions to help win citizenship
Scam goes to the bone.
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DNC Transgender Spox Turns Into Stuttering
Mess When Tucker Asks About Science

Tucker sure can pick 'em.
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Slime and the Slimers
If it's Sunday it's Clarice.
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God help us if Chelsea Clinton runs for office
Is it possible for a entire country to die of boredom?
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LDotter Note: Our 2017 Feed the Bandwidth Beast Fund Raiser Continues
Thanks to our beloved Ldotters, our month long
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Meryl Streep Gets All Whiny Yet Again
American Thinker, by Monica Showalter    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 2/26/2017 11:21:34 AM     Post Reply
Oscar night is on us and perennial nominee Meryl Streep is back in the news again, whining. It wasn´t enough that she sang for her supper with a long-winded, cliche-filled diatribe against Donald Trump at the Golden Globes earlier this month, repeating every leftist canard, hitting every touchstone. Now she´s gotten into a fight over evening gowns with leading Parisian designer Karl Lagerfeld, who is well-known for having a politically conservative streak. It´s a he-said, she-said controversy. Last week, Lagerfeld accused Streep of being ´cheap´ for refusing to wear one of his gowns at the Oscars, on the grounds that she

The New Nationalism in America
National Review, by Matthew Continetti    Original Article
Posted By: lonestarm3- 2/26/2017 10:56:36 AM     Post Reply
Decades of intellectual and political activity preceded the election of Ronald Reagan in 1980. William F. Buckley Jr. founded National Review in 1955. A little less than a decade later, National Review publisher William Rusher helped orchestrate Barry Goldwater’s presidential nomination.The following year, 1965, Buckley ran for mayor of New York City, and Irving Kristol, then still a member of the anti-Communist Left, founded The Public Interest. The year after that, Reagan was elected governor of California. The 1970s saw the proliferation of single-issue interest groups that constituted the New Right. The first Conservative Political Action Conference was held in 1973.
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U.S. changes rules of engagement
for Mosul fight in Iraq
Associated Press, by Susannah George & Balint Szlanko    Original Article
Posted By: happywarrior- 2/26/2017 10:49:33 AM     Post Reply
SOUTH OF MOSUL, Iraq — U.S. Army Lt. Col. James Browning juggled phone calls on an overstuffed sofa in a small village south of Mosul. His counterparts in the Iraqi army´s 9th Division were pushing toward western Mosul, just a few miles away, and were coming under mortar fire from the Islamic State group as they moved on a power station. Browning´s counterpart, Brig. Gen. Walid Khalifa, called Browning on a simple Nokia phone to relay the approximate location of the mortar fire. Browning swapped phones to make another call. "Can you tell them that (the 9th Division) is receiving

  


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Emmy-Winning Actor Bill Paxton Dead at
61 Due to Complications from Surgery
People Magazine, by Stephanie Petit and Maria Mercedes Lara    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/26/2017 10:45:55 AM     Post Reply
Emmy-winning actor Bill Paxton died due to complications from surgery, PEOPLE confirms. “It is with heavy hearts we share the news that Bill Paxton has passed away due to complications from surgery,” a family representative said in a statement. “A loving husband and father, Bill began his career in Hollywood working on films in the art department and went on to have an illustrious career spanning four decades as a beloved and prolific actor and filmmaker. Bill’s passion for the arts was felt by all who knew him, and his warmth and tireless energy were undeniable. We ask to please respect

Sheriff David Clarke: ‘I Sense Pride in Our
Nation I Have Found Lacking for the
Last Eight Years’
Washington Examiner, by John Hayward    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/26/2017 10:27:48 AM     Post Reply
Sheriff David Clarke began his closing address to CPAC 2017 as he knew everyone familiar with him would expect, by declaring “Blue Lives Matter in America!” “To what purpose did our Founding Fathers and the soldiers of our great Continental Army strive? Did they work to form the horrible mistake of what progressive Democrats call the Great Society – a place of cradle-to-grave reliance on the benevolent providence of government as the father, the mother, the breadwinner, and the teacher?” Clarke asked as he settled down to the primary business of his speech. “I think not,” he answered. “You see,

SunRail ticket revenue is
less than ticketing expense
Orlando Sentinel [FL], by Kevin Spear    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/26/2017 10:25:47 AM     Post Reply
It’s no secret that tickets bought by SunRail passengers pay only a tiny fraction of the commuter train’s bills, but less known is that ticket revenue doesn’t even cover the cost of selling tickets. SunRail’s finances would be slightly stronger if riding was free. Put another way, the revenue of $1 to $7.50 per ticket is devoured by ticket machines, employees who support ticket sales and armored cars that collect fares, and does nothing to keep the train running. In the last half of last year, ticket revenue was $914,572, while ticket costs were $932,690. Since SunRail began in 2014,

EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt Discusses
Plans, Objectives and Priorities…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/26/2017 10:10:40 AM     Post Reply
Newly confirmed EPA head Scott Pruitt attended CPAC and after delivering his remarks he sat down for a one-on-one with Dr. Gina Loudon. The speech lasts for 7:30 of the video below, and the one-on-one discussion comes thereafter. Mr. Pruitt outlines the objectives and priorities of the EPA and how he intends to remove the regulatory overreach. (Video)

  


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President Trump Declines Invitation
To Media Correspondents Dinner…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/26/2017 10:05:54 AM     Post Reply
The annual White House Correspondents Dinner actually has nothing to do with the White House. It is an annual dinner the Washington DC Media host to praise themselves, and over the past several years has devolved into a vulgar display of elitism, snobbery and pontificating disconnect. Presidents’ are invited to attend, President Trump has declined: (Snip for tweet)While not a campaign promise, the decision not to attend is another indication that President Trump is listening to the people. The WHCA snowflake elitism and their ideological alignment with their Hollywood invited guests personifies the DC disconnect.

CPAC Straw Poll – The Common Sense
Insurgency Crosses Another Threshold…
Conservative Treehouse, by Sundance    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/26/2017 10:02:52 AM     Post Reply
It is customary on the final day of CPAC for the results of a straw poll to be announced. One year ago CPAC attendees were predominantly members of the #NeverTrump variety, they even had a plan to walk out of CPAC if candidate Donald Trump delivered a speech. Despite the campaign of CONpac #NeverTrump to destroy the candidate, as a result of the overwhelming ‘outsider’ ‘grassroots’ ‘common sense’ deplorable electorate, candidate Donald Trump is now President Donald Trump. 1,447 attendees at the Conservative Political Action Conference participated in the straw poll.(Snip) *86 percent of those polled approve of the job

Law profs file frivolous bar complaint
against Kellyanne Conway
PowerLine, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/26/2017 9:23:27 AM     Post Reply
Years ago, a public figure in the Reagan administration was accused of lying to Congress. Reportedly, he ridiculed the charge by asking “what’s next, lying to Evans and Novak?” Evans and Novak were prominent journalists of the time. They hosted a television show. Thirty years later, a group of leftist law professors is charging Kellyanne Conway with, in effect, “lying to Evans and Novak.” The Washington Post reports that 15 law professors (a low number, as these things go) have filed a professional misconduct complaint against Conway. They lodged the complaint with the District of Columbia Bar, to which she was

Why N. Korea may have used
VX to kill leader´s half brother
Associated Press, by Kim Tong-Hyung    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/26/2017 9:04:38 AM     Post Reply
SEOUL, South Korea — Was it a poorly executed assassination or did North Korea want to showcase its stockpile of banned chemical weapons? The use of the highly toxic VX warfare agent to kill the estranged half brother of North Korea´s leader has raised questions about Pyongyang´s real motives in one of the strangest killings the world has seen. (Snip) If North Korea really did use VX to assassinate Kim, it would indicate a new level of sophistication in its handling of chemical weapons. The North Koreans probably needed to conduct many tests before figuring out the precise amount of

  


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Dem 2020 hopefuls lead pack
in opposing Trump Cabinet picks
The Hill [Washington, DC], by Jordain Carney    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/26/2017 8:49:53 AM     Post Reply
Democratic senators with White House ambitions are leading the charge to sink President Trump´s Cabinet picks. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand is at the top. The New York senator has voted against 12 of Trump´s Cabinet picks and is the only Democrat to vote against Gen. James Mattis, the president´s pick to lead the Pentagon. Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and Bernie Sanders (Vt.) are close behind, as all three have voted against 11 of Trump´s Cabinet picks. All four senators are seen as possible contenders to run for the White House against Trump in 2020. Sens. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.),

One of the family: Nigel Farage joins Donald
Trump and daughter Ivanka´s meal at
President´s luxury Washington hotel after
barn-storming spe
Daily Mail [UK], by Jordan Gass-Poore, Richard Spillett    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/26/2017 8:24:03 AM     Post Reply
A gleeful Nigel Farage dined with Donald Trump and key members of the President´s inner circle after impressing them with a speech last week. The former UKIP leader was spotted sitting with Trump, his daughter Ivanka and her husband, White House adviser Jared Kushner, at the Trump International Hotel in Washington DC last night. It is understood Farage was ´squeezed in at the last second´ for the meal last night after his barn-storming speech at the US Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Friday. The fact that Farage joined the group of Trump´s confidantes shows just how close he has become with the

California Gov. Jerry Brown seeks
$450 million for flood control
United Press International, by Daniel Uria    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/26/2017 8:21:49 AM     Post Reply
California Gov. Jerry Brown urged lawmakers to provide the funds needed to increase flood protection following the Orville dam fracture. Following heavy winter rains in the state, Brown said $437 million is needed for flood-related projects. During a press conference in Sacramento on Friday, he asked lawmakers in Washington to approve $387 million in water bond money, with the remaining $50 million coming from existing general fund money. "The recent storms have had a real impact," he said. "We´ve got dam spillways eroding. We´ve got roadways crumbling. We have aging infrastructure and it´s maxed out." The $387 million would be

EPA Employees Used Gov’t Purchase Card
to Spend $14,985 on Fitness Memberships
Washington Free Beacon, by Ali Meyer    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/26/2017 7:59:59 AM     Post Reply
Environmental Protection Agency employees used their government purchase cards to spend $14,985 on fitness memberships, according to an audit by the inspector general of the agency. With the goal of assessing the risk of illegal, improper, and erroneous purchases made on the EPA´s purchase card, the auditors evaluated 18 transactions totaling $48,345 and found that none of them complied with any of the internal controls that were tested. Some of these controls require that officials give approval, that records be properly placed in the vendor´s banking system, and that transactions be reviewed by the card holder within 10 days of posting.

  


  

The Democrats who don’t dare face
voters at town halls
New York Post, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: greggojo- 2/26/2017 7:53:42 AM     Post Reply
Recent weeks have seen a flood of media reports on Republicans facing angry constituents at town-hall meetings, so it’s nice to see the Associated Press point out that many Democrats have been dodging town halls altogether. Specifically, AP’s Steve Peoples notes that Senate Democrats up for re-election in states that President Trump carried on Election Day just don’t want to show up.Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), for one, sent a staff member rather than attend a Kansas City town hall last weekend. She will chat with voters this week via Facebook Live — a much more controlled environment...

Just Say No To The Border Tax
Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 2/26/2017 7:38:34 AM     Post Reply
Corporate Taxes: Nobody knows for sure whether President Trump supports a "border adjustment tax." That´s fitting, since nobody really knows what this tax would do to the economy. Trump has been hot and cold about the border adjustment tax. On Thursday, he told Reuters that he thought the tax "could lead to a lot more jobs in the United States." On Friday, Trump´s top economic advisor reportedly said it was a nonstarter. The tax is part of a wholesale rewrite of the corporate tax code proposed by the House GOP leadership, which they say will vastly simplify taxes, lower rates, increase exports,

Churches Are Readying Homes And Underground
Railroads to Hide Immigrants From Deportation Under Trump
BuzzFeed, by Salvador Hernandez    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 2/26/2017 7:23:54 AM     Post Reply
Churches across the US are fighting back against the Trump administration’s mandate to ramp up deportations with new sanctuary practices of their own, using private homes in their congregations as shelter and potentially creating a modern-day underground railroad to ferry undocumented immigrants from house to house or into Canada. Church leaders from California to Illinois and New York told BuzzFeed News they’re willing to take their sanctuary operations for undocumented immigrants underground should federal immigration authorities, emboldened by Trump’s recent directives to take a harder line on deportations, ignore precedent and raid their campuses. “We’re willing to take that risk

Lawmakers brace for Trump´s
first address to Congress
Washington Examiner, by Susan Ferrechio    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/26/2017 7:08:14 AM     Post Reply
President Trump´s first address to Congress will consume lawmakers early next week but won´t stop Republicans from picking up their agenda after a week off, which includes confirming more of Trump´s Cabinet in the Senate and rolling back Obama-era regulations in the House. Trump is scheduled to address a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, a day after the Senate is expected to confirm his Commerce secretary pick, Wilbur Ross. Trump will "present his vision to Congress and the American people," White House press secretary Sean Spicer said. Regulatory reform is high on Trump´s list. On Friday the president signed

Meet the terrorist behind the
next women’s march
New York Post, by Kyle Smith    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 2/26/2017 6:59:36 AM     Post Reply
Here’s the left’s next great idea for bringing down President Trump: another women’s march. Which means another public instance of Trump haters shouting slogans to one another and mistaking it for constructive politics. What progressives need to defeat Trump is outreach, but all they have is outrage. On March 8, organizers seem to be aiming for a different vibe than the librarians-in-pussy-hats element that made the first women’s march after Trump’s inauguration so adorable. Instead of milling around Washington, organizers have in mind a “general strike” called the Day without a Woman. In a manifesto published in The Guardian on Feb. 6,

  



Trump team takes first step
toward building border wall
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/26/2017 5:44:24 AM     Post Reply
SAN DIEGO — U.S. Customs and Border Protection said Friday that it plans to start awarding contracts by mid-April for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico, signaling that he is aggressively pursuing plans to erect “a great wall” along the 2,000-mile border. The agency said it will request bids on or around March 6 and that companies would have to submit “concept papers” to design and build prototypes by March 10, according to a website for federal contractors. The field of candidates will be narrowed by March 20 and finalists must submit offers with their proposed costs by

Slime and the Slimers
American Thinker, by Clarice Feldman    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/26/2017 5:35:27 AM     Post Reply
“There’s no Elmer’s Glue to be found anywhere on Oahu,” my eleven-year-old granddaughter announced dramatically as we got into the car at Honolulu airport last Sunday. Still groggy from the ten-hour flight across so many time zones and with my ears still stopped up, I thought I had misheard her. Asking for some explanation, I got a very rapid paced explanation. Every sixth grader on the island is making slime, a concoction composed of Elmer’s Glue, cornstarch, and some secret ingredients known only to very aware eleven-year-olds and which I’ve already forgotten. The run on glue was so substantial that

Rachel Dolezal Is Nearly Homeless,
On Food Stamps And Still White
Daily Caller, by Rob Shimshock    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/26/2017 5:21:12 AM     Post Reply
Former NAACP branch president Rachel Dolezal, who lied about being black but still identifies as black, is now jobless, living on food stamps and expects to lose her home next month. “There’s no protected class for me,” the former NAACP branch president told The Guardian. “I’m this generic, ambiguous scapegoat for white people to call me a race traitor and take out their hostility on. And I’m a target for anger and pain about white people from the black community. It’s like I am the worst of all these worlds.” Dolezal has applied for over 100 jobs, but has received no offers,

Darrell Issa Goes Off the Deep End
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/26/2017 5:14:43 AM     Post Reply
In November, Rep. Darrell Issa had what, for him, may have been a “near death experience.” He almost lost his congressional race. Perhaps this explains why he agreed yesterday with Bill Maher that a special prosecutor should investigate Russia’s alleged interference with the 2016 presidential election. Issa started out on solid ground, telling the lefty talk show host that House and Senate intelligence committees would look into Russia’s activities “within the special areas they oversee.” That’s how things should work. If there’s an issue relating to Russian intelligence activity and hacking capabilities, that’s for the intel committees, along with our intelligence

God help us if Chelsea
Clinton runs for office
New York Post, by Maureen Callahan    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/26/2017 5:00:42 AM     Post Reply
Last Sunday Chelsea Clinton, usually such a reticent public figure, took to Times Square with her 2-year-old daughter, Charlotte, to march in the Muslim solidarity rally. “Thank you to all who organized #IAmAMuslimToo today — Charlotte’s 1st protest rally. #NoBanNoWallNoRaids,” she tweeted. Chelsea’s also promoting her new, co-authored book “Governing Global Health,” with a soft-focus Q&A in the Sunday New York Times and an eight-city tour in April. It’s a more high-profile push than the one for her last, a 2015 YA book called “It’s Your World,” which focused on low-key school visits — exercising, perhaps, an abundance of caution during her

Scenes from the Breitbart CPAC Luau
(Featuring Dog the Bounty Hunter,
Among Other Luminaries)
New York Magazine, by Olivia Nuzzi    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/26/2017 4:56:53 AM     Post Reply
Nigel Farage, Dog the Bounty Hunter, and James O’Keefe walk onto a boat. But not just any boat. Specifically, the Spirit of Mount Vernon, a three-story monstrosity of casino-style carpeting and damp furniture floating in the Potomac River, just a few yards from the Gaylord International Hotel in National Harbor, Maryland. They were onboard Friday evening for the Breitbart luau, held in celebration of the annual Conservative Political Action Conference which, in 2017, is 44 years old. “Hawaiian attire optional but encouraged,” the invitation, decorated with an illustration of a dead pig branded with the Breitbart logo, read. “Mahalo!” The boat had

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