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CA Newspaper: Our State´s Gun
Control Laws Are In Jeopardy
Townhall, by Beth Baumann    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/11/2019 9:47:08 AM     Post Reply
A couple weeks ago the Supreme Court made a shocking (but welcomed) announcement: the high court would be hearing the first gun case in a decade. The last time the Supreme Court heard a gun-related case was back in 2008 when they ruled "the Second Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm unconnected with service in a militia, and to use that arm for traditionally lawful purposes, such as self-defense within the home” in the landmark Heller decision. What´s interesting is the San Francisco Chronicle, a rather liberal newspaper in California, published an editorial admitting that the state´s

Kudos to Sandy O
American Thinker, by Deana Chadwell    Original Article
Posted By: magnante- 2/11/2019 9:36:19 AM     Post Reply
I am guilty of speaking badly of the new congresswoman from New York. She is obviously the product of failing educational systems unable to do anything but pump her full of fatuous self-esteem. (snip) But Sandy O has laid it out -- very briefly. She’s let the cat out of the Democratic bag. She and Sen. Edward Markey opened Pandora’s box this week and 70 prominent Democrats immediately signed on, including many of the recent presidential hopefuls.

Democrats´ ´Sit-In´ Is a Stain
on Their White Coats
Real Clear Politics, by Frank Miele    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/11/2019 9:16:15 AM     Post Reply
The success of the State of the Union address is usually measured in standing ovations, but President Trump’s 2019 speech is best measured by how often Democrats stayed planted in their seats. The president challenged Americans to “choose greatness,” but the dour Democrats continued to choose resistance, forgetting that cameras documented every instance when they felt it inappropriate to celebrate the successes not just of this president but of the American people he serves. The effect was perhaps exaggerated by the decision of the Democratic women of Congress to dress in white

  





  

Venezuela and the Washington Clock
PJ Media, by Richard Fernandez    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/11/2019 8:45:25 AM     Post Reply
With speculation rampant over whether the Trump administration is going to invade Venezuela it is useful to review the American experience in Iraq. On the eve of the US invasion of Iraq in 2003 the strategic perception of Saddam and US planners could not have been more divergent, according to a recently published 1,500 page, 2 volume Army War College survey of that conflict. (Links to volume 1 and volume 2). To America toppling Saddam was an attempt to fix the chaos which resulted in 9/11 and challenged the global world order. "The fight against al-Qaeda in Iraq

Oldest Evidence of Humans
Outside Africa Discovered
Newsweek, by Rolf Quam    Original Article
Posted By: kono- 2/11/2019 8:36:47 AM     Post Reply
New fossil finds over the past few years have been forcing anthropologists to reexamine our evolutionary path to becoming human. Now the earliest modern human fossil ever found outside the continent of Africa is pushing back the date for when our ancestors left Africa. (Snip) The earliest humans, referred to as hominins by anthropologists, lived around six to seven million years ago in Africa. These early evolutionary ancestors are recognized as belonging to the human family mainly because their bones reveal clear signs of bipedalism: They walked on two feet.

The Democrats’ Identity Meltdown
Wall Street Journal, by Editorial    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/11/2019 8:20:20 AM     Post Reply
Democrats need an identity-politics intervention. Having unleashed race, gender, sexual orientation and class as the defining issues of American politics, these furies are now consuming their authors. Where’s Barack Obama when Democrats need him? Every national Democrat of note is demanding that Virginia Governor Ralph Northam resign for appearing in blackface in 1984 and for offering different explanations for an offensive photo on his medical college yearbook page. But Mr. Northam is refusing to go. A second woman has now accused Virginia Lt. Governor Justin Fairfax of rape, this time at Duke University in 2000.

Why the National Enquirer’s Attempt
to Extort Jeff Bezos Backfired
The New Yorker, by John Cassidy    Original Article
Posted By: Drive- 2/11/2019 8:17:51 AM     Post Reply
Memo to the honchos at the National Enquirer: if you are going to threaten one of the richest men in the world by saying that you have sexually explicit selfies of him and his girlfriend, don’t have your lawyer and top editor put the threats in writing. The rich guy might decide he can ride out a stolen dick pic or two, especially if he’s already announced that he’s getting divorced. “Something unusual happened to me yesterday,” Jeff Bezos, the founder and C.E.O. of Amazon, writes in a piece that appeared on Medium on Thursday evening.

  


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Fact Check This: Quality Of
Life Is Up Sharply Under Trump
Investor´s Business Daily, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: RockyTCB- 2/11/2019 8:06:36 AM     Post Reply
Good Times: When Trump rattled off a series of economic successes in his State of the Union, he could have added one more. The public´s quality of life has improved sharply in the past two years. "We have created 5.3 million new jobs and, importantly, added 600,000 new manufacturing jobs," Trump said at one point in this address. "Wages are rising at the fastest pace in decades ... . Unemployment has reached the lowest rate in half a century. African-American, Hispanic-American and Asian-American unemployment have all reached their lowest levels ever recorded.

Democrats turn on Ilhan Omar after
she targets pro-Israel group AIPAC
Washington Examiner, by Daniel Chaitin    Original Article
Posted By: earlybird- 2/11/2019 8:00:12 AM     Post Reply
Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., was condemned Sunday by fellow Democrats after she accused a pro-Israel lobbying group of paying lawmakers in exchange for influence. The latest controversy engulfing the freshman lawmaker centered on tweets she sent reacting to journalist Glenn Greenwald criticizing House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., for threatening punishment against Omar and Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., over their criticisms of Israel. "It´s all about the Benjamins, baby," Omar said in one tweet, quoting a lyric from the 1997 song by rap artist Puff Daddy.

Trump still considering an
executive order to fund wall
New York Post, by Nikki Schwab    Original Article
Posted By: FlyRight- 2/11/2019 7:22:32 AM     Post Reply
Ahead of a rally Monday in El Paso, Texas, to boost support for his proposed border wall, President Trump signaled that he is still mulling an executive order to fund the barrier if congressional negotiations break down.“President is on sound legal ground to declare a National Emergency. There have been 58 National Emergencies declared since the law was enacted in 1976, and 31 right now that are currently active, so this is hardly unprecedented,” Trump tweeted Sunday, citing Rep. Tom McClintock (R-Calif.), who has encouraged Trump to end the stalemate by using national emergency funds to build the wall

Steve Schmidt Storms Off Own Podcast When
Asked About Advising Howard Schultz
Daily Beast, by Eleanor Clift    Original Article
Posted By: toledo- 2/11/2019 7:11:14 AM     Post Reply
Anti-Trump strategist and pundit Steve Schmidt is feeling the heat from all sides since his client, Starbucks founder Howard Schultz, announced on 60 Minutes that he might run for president as an independent. The reaction from Democrats and anti-Trump Republicans was overwhelmingly negative, putting Schmidt on the defensive and costing him his MSNBC punditry perch as long as he is advising Schultz on entering the race in 2020. Anybody who has watched Schmidt on MSNBC,

  



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No, Candace Owens Isn’t
a Nazi Apologist
American Spectator, by David Catron    Original Article
Posted By: garnet- 2/11/2019 6:11:13 AM     Post Reply
If you expected any diminution of media malpractice following the recent spate of fake news scandals, you were mistaken. Less than a month after wrecking what remained of their credibility by parroting a piece of fiction from BuzzFeed about a former Trump lawyer, and compounding that offense by running a fake story about a group of Catholic high school students, they have struck again. This time the target is Candace Owens, the young black conservative who has urged African-Americans to stop voting Democrat. Over the weekend, the media ran with a BuzzFeed hit piece depicting Owens as a Nazi apologist.

I Had a Late-Term Abortion.
President Trump and Pro-Lifers
Have No Right to Call Me a Murderer.
Slate, by Margot Finn    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/11/2019 5:18:08 AM     Post Reply
In December 2014, I had an abortion at 29 weeks, after my first baby was diagnosed with a brain abnormality called lissencephaly. The early diagnosis—lissencephaly is sometimes not diagnosed until after birth—meant her case was severe and her prognosis was grim: We could expect her to live for two to six years while suffering from frequent respiratory infections and intermittently choking on her own saliva. Her cognitive development would be arrested or even reversed by painful seizures. She might have been able to smile socially and/or track motion with her eyes, but maybe not.

Elizabeth Warren’s done pretty
well in ‘rigged’ system
Boston Herald, by Adriana Cohen    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2019 5:10:55 AM     Post Reply
I hate to say “I told you so,” but in the case of Elizabeth Warren I’m afraid I must. In October I warned Bay State voters that if re-elected, Sen. Warren would dump us for higher office faster than her pal Bernie Sanders blew through $300,000 — and the ozone — flying private jets last fall while screaming about a climate apocalypse. Now that Warren’s run for commander in chief is official, let’s take a peek inside her teepee and see what the 1/1024th Native American “chief” is offering. On Saturday she told the crowd,

Don´t sleep on "Spartacus"
Power Line, by Paul Mirengoff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2019 5:00:06 AM     Post Reply
In every presidential election cycle, there’s a sleeper — a candidate not expected to get far who catches fire. Sometimes that candidate goes all the way. Barack Obama and Donald Trump did. Other times the candidate falls short, but only after exceeding expectations and, to one degree of another, giving more heralded candidates a scare. Examples are Howard Dean, Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum, and Bernie Sanders. Sen. Cory Booker might be this year’s sleeper. I say this for several reasons. First, he’s the “blackest” member of the Democratic field, at least so far. Kamala Harris is only half black.

  



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The Green New Deal Is About
Punishing Working-Class Americans
American Spectator, by Brandon J. Weichert    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/11/2019 4:50:25 AM     Post Reply
If you haven’t read the details of the Green New Deal, let me save you the trouble: it’s a raging assault on America’s already-declining working-and-middle-class. When Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her fellow Green-Marxists in the Democratic Party put forward their proposal, they made it clear that this program was intended to be used on the “most at-risk” communities in the United States. Thenow-deleted (though it is archived) FAQ section on Congresswoman Cortez’s website specifically outlines the need to “Reverse climate change by fully rebuilding our crumbling infrastructure,

Best and worst moments
from Grammy Awards 2019
New York Post, by Chuck Arnold    Original Article
Posted By: MissMolly- 2/11/2019 4:43:29 AM     Post Reply
After a one-year stint in New York, the Recording Academy returned to Los Angeles’ Staples Center for Grammys 2019, the 61st annual edition of music’s biggest night. Still, the Big Apple was represented by New York’s own Alicia Keys helming the festivities as the first female host in 14 years. And the big winner was country-pop star Kacey Musgraves, who brought home four gramophones, including Album of the Year for “Golden Hour.” But as always, it was mostly about the performances. (Yes, Janelle! No, Jennifer!) From moving acceptance speeches to rousing live sets,

Wonder why men send photos of their
genitals? Here are some theories
CNN, by Doug Criss    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2019 4:37:30 AM     Post Reply
She´s sitting in a crowded subway car, zipping through email messages on her phone and minding her own business when it appears: a photo of a man´s penis. Sexting is so commonplace that 88% of participants -- men and women -- in a 2015 study said they´d done it. So common that research psychologist Peggy Drexler wonders if there´s even any stigma attached to it. So common that, as we found out last week, even someone as high-profile as Amazon founder Jeff Bezos said that an outlet threatened to release compromising photos of him. If it´s done in a consensual relationship,

Progressives Bearing Gifts
American Greatness, by Victor Davis Hanson    Original Article
Posted By: tisHimself- 2/11/2019 4:34:20 AM     Post Reply
Donald Trump in 2016 did not only run against the planted rumors of the fake Steele dossier, 90 percent negative media coverage, his own boisterous past, and the “Access Hollywood” tape. He also was campaigning against Hillary Clinton—and the nation’s quarter-century weariness with the Clinton scandals, crimes, money-grubbing, and hypocrisies. For a quarter of the country, independents especially, a vote for Trump was not a referendum on a Democrat or Republican, or even love or hate for Donald Trump, but rather reflected a “Never Hillary” desire to be done with the very name Clinton.

Plummeting insect numbers
´threaten collapse of nature´
Guardian [UK], by Damian Carrington    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2019 4:31:37 AM     Post Reply
The world’s insects are hurtling down the path to extinction, threatening a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”, according to the first global scientific review. More than 40% of insect species are declining and a third are endangered, the analysis found. The rate of extinction is eight times faster than that of mammals, birds and reptiles. The total mass of insects is falling by a precipitous 2.5% a year, according to the best data available, suggesting they could vanish within a century. The planet is at the start of a sixth mass extinction in its history, with huge losses already

  



Pennsylvania paper drops syndicated
cartoon over Trump insult
Fox News, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Pluperfect- 2/11/2019 4:19:16 AM     Post Reply
At least one newspaper says it has dropped the syndicated cartoon "Non Sequitur" after a vulgar message to President Donald Trump appeared in it. The Butler Eagle in Pennsylvania reported Sunday that the "shot at President Donald Trump" will cost cartoonist Wiley Miller "his place in the Eagle´s Sunday comics." A scribbled message in one panel of that day´s cartoon appears to begin with "We fondly say go ..." followed by the message to Trump. Ron Vodenichar, Eagle publisher and general manager, said in the paper that the paper was alerted about the message by a reader and included a syndicated comic strip.

´By the end of her speech she looked like
a Snowman(woman)!´ Trump mocks Sen. Amy
Klobuchar´s entry into 2020 field and her
comments on global warming which took place
in freezing near white-out conditions *
Daily Mail [UK], by Emily Goodin    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/11/2019 12:20:49 AM     Post Reply
Sen. Amy Klobuchar joined the Democratic presidential field on Sunday and was welcomed to the competition with a tweet from President Donald Trump, who mocked her for talking about global warming in her speech while giving it in the snow. ´By the end of her speech she looked like a Snowman(woman)!,´ he sniped about the woman running for the right to take him on in 2020. (Snip) Trump snapped back: ´Well, it happened again. Amy Klobuchar announced that she is running for President, talking proudly of fighting global warming while standing in a virtual blizzard of snow, ice and freezing

Thousands rally in Madrid, demand
Socialist prime minister resign
Associated Press, by Staff    Original Article
Posted By: Ribicon- 2/11/2019 12:04:24 AM     Post Reply
Madrid— Thousands of Spaniards joined a right-wing rally in Madrid on Sunday to demand that Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez step down. Many in the crowd gathered in the capital’s Plaza de Colon, waving Spanish flags. They chanted slogans in favor of the nation’s security forces and for Sanchez to resign. The conservative opposition Popular Party and the center-right Citizens party organized the rally, which was also backed by the upstart far-right Vox and other marginal far-right parties. They claim that Sanchez must resign for holding talks with separatists in the northeastern region of Catalonia.

Elizabeth Warren Suggests President Trump
Going to Prison ‘He May Not Even
Be a Free Person By 2020’ (Video)
Gateway Pundit, by Christina Laila    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/10/2019 11:32:49 PM     Post Reply
Fake Indian Elizabeth Warren made an appearance in Cedar Rapids, Iowa on Sunday to kick off her 2020 presidential campaign. Warren immediately attacked the President and suggested that Trump might be in prison by 2020. “Every day there’s a racist tweet, a hateful tweet — something really dark and ugly and what are we as candidates, as activists, as the press gonna do about it?” Warren said. “You know, here’s what bothers me. By the time we get to 2020, Donald Trump may not even be president. In fact, he may not even be a free person,” Warren continued as

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