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This site is a charter member of The Empty Chair Movement and celebrating National Empty Chair Day.
This replaces Labor Day because there are no jobs



Monday, September 03, 2012

 





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A SEAL’s Own Story, Bin Laden and All
The worst it has to say about President Obama is that
none of the fighters who caught bin Laden wanted to help
re-elect him, and that he never followed through on a promise
to invite them to the White House for a beer.
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Media Madness, and the Reckoning
Watching the GOP convention....something just snapped.
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Clint Eastwood Rattles the Liberal Elite
Put a chair on your lawn today. Costs nothing, says everything.
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We should tune in to the Romney and Ryan show
A not-to-be-missed piece (in case you did.)
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Let’s Be Friends: Two Presidents find a mutual advantage
Two scorpions in a bottle. One lecturing the other.
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Your BLOG TRUTH for the Day
Great Empty Chair Day graphics. Breitbart is here.
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Your Vacation Day Best Video So Far
In case anyone has forgotten how handsome this man was (is).
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Ldotter Alert: Server Burps
As many have noticed the site has been up and down, in and out this long holiday weekend. Luis and his elves are at work repairing the problem. We appreciate your patience. Now go put that chair on your lawn, porch, fire escape, whatever.
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Must Reads for Sunday, September 02, 2012
Yesterday's Must-Reads for those who missed.
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Ldotter Note: Don't Forget to Visit TheConnection
The Place Where Eagles Gather.
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Must Read Archive [Last 60 Days]

      


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The Press Is Not the Enemy
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Tribune Content Agency LLC, by Jonah Goldberg    Original Article
Posted By: Dreadnought- 2/24/2017 6:55:57 AM     Post Reply
Mika Brzezinski, co-host of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, had an unfortunate turn of phrase the other day. She said it’s the mission of the press to “control exactly what people think.” My suspicion is that this was less a Freudian slip than a simple slip-up. Brzezinski was referring to her fear that President Trump may be trying to control the way people think by discrediting the media — whom he calls “enemies of the American people” — and she lost her rhetorical footing, stumbling into saying that mind control is “our job.” But the misstatement resonated with a lot of people,

   

 

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´Keep fighting, I will be with you every step of
the way´: Hillary surfaces inextraordinary
three-minute address to Democrats - which
begs the question: Is she running again?

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Daily Mail [UK], by Nikki Schwab    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/24/2017 3:53:16 PM     Post Reply
An upbeat Hillary Clinton popped back into the political spotlight Friday with a three-minute address to Democrats, applauding them for being the ´resistance´ against President Donald Trump. She urged her party to ´keep fighting and keep the faith,´ while adding, ´I´ll be there right with you every step of the way.´ Clinton´s message was released in conjunction with the Democrats´ meeting in Atlanta, Georgia, where they´ll decide new Democratic National Committee leadership tomorrow. But Clinton´s frequent forays back into the limelight suggest she could still write another political chapter post-2016. She´s called out the new president several times on Twitter, writing simply ´3-0´

Sense of humor failure? Trump pulled out
of White House Correspondents´ Dinner
in shocking break with tradition - as
his war with the media heats up

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Daily Mail [UK], by Abigail Miller    Original Article
Posted By: Attercliffe- 2/25/2017 6:19:06 PM     Post Reply
President Donald Trump has announced that he will not be attending the White House Correspondents´ Dinner this year in a shocking break with tradition. ´I will not be attending the White House Correspondents´ Association dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!´ Trump tweeted on Saturday afternoon. His announcement comes amid growing tensions between his administration and media outlets. Trump attended the dinner in 2011 with his wife Melania where he was repeatedly mocked by then-president Barack Obama. He skipped the dinner in 2016 during the presidential campaign where Obama again took aim at the then-candidate, saying: ´I´m a little

DNC Transgender Spox Turns Into Stuttering
Mess When Tucker Asks About Science

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Daily Caller, by Rachel Stoltzfoos    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/25/2017 2:06:43 AM     Post Reply
A transgender advocate struggled to answer simple questions about the science of gender identity in a discussion about former President Obama’s transgender bathroom decree Thursday on Tucker Carlson Tonight. “Let’s move from the politics to the science,” Carlson said to Zac Petkanas, Democratic National Committee senior advisor, launching into a series of questions about the implications of allowing people to determine their sex. “There’s no biological anchor to sex anymore. It’s all determined by the individual,” he said. “So my obvious question for you is, how do I know if a person’s male or female? Is there some absolute standard people

White House hand-picks select
media outlets for briefing

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The Hill, by Jordan Fabian    Original Article
Posted By: JoniTx- 2/24/2017 3:28:20 PM     Post Reply
The White House blocked a number of news outlets from covering spokesman Sean Spicer’s question-and-answer session on Friday afternoon. Spicer decided to hold an off-camera “gaggle” with reporters inside his West Wing office instead of the traditional on-camera briefing in the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room. Among the outlets not permitted to cover the gaggle were news organizations President Trump has singled out for criticism, including CNN. The New York Times, The Hill, Politico, BuzzFeed, the Daily Mail, BBC, the Los Angeles Times and the New York Daily News were among the other news organizations not permitted to attend.

Democrats inviting immigrants
to Trump´s speech to Congress

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Associated Press, by Kevin Freking    Original Article
Posted By: NorthernDog- 2/25/2017 1:59:29 PM     Post Reply
WASHINGTON — Democrats have invited immigrants and foreigners to President Donald Trump´s first address to Congress in an effort to put a face on those who could be hurt by the Republican´s policies. Lawmakers typically get one guest ticket apiece for presidential addresses, as they will for Tuesday´s prime-time speech, and the invites often go to family, friends or someone from back home. To send a message to Trump, Democrats have invited the Iraqi-American doctor who discovered elevated levels of lead in the blood of many children living in Flint, Michigan; a Pakistani-born doctor who delivers critical care to patients

   

 

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Pope Francis Condemns Europe’s
Ancient Walls against Islam

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Frontpage Magazine, by Raymond Ibrahim    Original Article
Posted By: dst4life- 2/25/2017 7:57:13 AM     Post Reply
Pope Francis continues to argue for two interrelated points that, while seemingly humane, compromise Western nations and expose their citizens to danger. He reiterated his first point earlier this month when he said, “I appeal not to create walls but to build bridges.” Francis has made this appeal frequently, both figuratively (when imploring Western nations not to close their doors against more incoming Muslim migrants), and literally—including by characterizing Donald Trump’s proposal to build a U.S.-Mexico wall as “not Christian.” Francis reiterated his second point a few days ago when he said, “Muslim terrorism does not

Melania and Ivanka´s plastic
feminism cover up Trump´s misogyny

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CNN, by jill Filipovic    Original Article
Posted By: heartsurgeon- 2/25/2017 10:13:14 AM     Post Reply
In his press conference last week, in which President Trump ranted and raved that he wasn´t ranting and raving, he answered a question about his wife, Melania. "That´s what I call a very nice question," he said, apparently relieved to stop talking about his own policies, before saying the first lady feels very strongly about "women´s issues" and "women´s difficulties." Trump didn´t specify what these "issues" and "difficulties" might be. One presumes that, despite the phrasing, he probably meant things like equal pay and health care, and not what old men usually mean when they cryptically speak about our "difficulties."

Why Did Greenland’s Vikings Vanish?
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Smithsonian Magazine, by Tim Folger    Original Article
Posted By: StormCnter- 2/24/2017 5:01:52 PM     Post Reply
On the grassy slope of a fjord near the southernmost tip of Greenland stand the ruins of a church built by Viking settlers more than a century before Columbus sailed to the Americas. The thick granite-block walls remain intact, as do the 20-foot-high gables. The wooden roof, rafters and doors collapsed and rotted away long ago. Now sheep come and go at will, munching wild thyme where devout Norse Christian converts once knelt in prayer. The Vikings called this fjord Hvalsey, which means “Whale Island” in Old Norse. It was here that Sigrid Bjornsdottir wed Thorstein Olafsson on Sunday, September

Democrats Come Up With a Practical
Way to “Banish” Trump: Witchcraft

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PowerLine, by John Hinderaker    Original Article
Posted By: Hazymac- 2/24/2017 5:58:29 PM     Post Reply
Tonight is the big night: all across the country, witches will gather to light candles and mutter incantations in hopes of evicting President Trump from the White House: "Men and women from around the world are planning to gather and cast a spell at midnight that will stop President Trump from doing harm while also possibly banishing him from office." (Snip) The idea is that these witchcraft events will continue until Trump is “driven from office.” There is a chant, too. It begins: Hear me, oh spirits / Of Water, Earth, Fire, and Air / Heavenly hosts / Demons of the infernal

Yes we can... elect
Obama president of France?

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CNN, by Cristiana Moisescu*    Original Article
Posted By: LittleHoodedMonk- 2/25/2017 1:58:00 PM     Post Reply
(Video) - Could France elect Barack Obama president? Not really -- but that´s not stopping the organizers of Obama17, a guerrilla campaign trying to entice the former U.S. president to head to Paris. "It´s totally crazy, but the cool thing is that once you get past that, you start thinking that maybe it´s possible. Who cares that he´s not French? He´s Barack Obama," one of the campaign organizers told CNN. They´ve launched a website and they put up 500 posters of Obama around Paris last weekend, said the organizer. He asked to be identified only as Antoine. They're hoping to get 1 million people to sign a petition urging Obama to

   

 

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Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez
Voted National Democratic Party Chairman

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Associated Press, by Bill Barrow    Original Article
Posted By: Lucky5- 2/25/2017 3:46:37 PM     Post Reply
Atlanta — Democrats have a new national party chairman and it´s Tom Perez, who was labor secretary under President Barack Obama. Perez won over Keith Ellison, a Minnesota congressman, in the second round of voting Saturday by Democratic National Committee members at their meeting in Atlanta. Perez gave a speech before the vote, and he said Democrats face "a crisis of confidence" and a "crisis of relevance." He pledged to "take the fight" to Trump and "right-wing Republicans." The Democrats´ power-deficit is stark. Republicans occupy the White House, run both chambers of Congress and control about two-thirds of U.S. statehouses.
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