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12/29/2017 foxnews.com: Al Franken says he will keep making voice heard
Great! Another 'empty barrel'. Wait. Is that racist? According to congresswoman Frederica Wilson 'empty barrel' is a racist term. But Senator Franken is white. I'm white. I'm so confused.

12/30/2017 huffingtonpost.com: 14 Bombshell Reports That Showed The Power Of Great Journalism In 2017
Praise be to The New York Times.
Someone please. Get a shovel and a pair of boots.

12/24/2017 presstv.com: US police brutality
US police are continuously criticized over fatal shootings of and brutality against African Americans, who are killed and incarcerated in disproportionate numbers.
This coming from the country (Iran) that is the world's leading per capita executioner and holds the record in the execution of women and minors (deathpenaltynews.blogspot.com/2017/10/iran-is-worlds-leading-per-capita.html)

12/22/2017 foxnews.com: Tom Hanks says he would not screen 'The Post' at the WH
Looks as if Mr. Hanks wants to keep working in Hollywood.

12/20/2014 huffingtonpost.com: Should White Supremacists Be Allowed To Practice Law?
Yes, as long as Alt-Left lawyers are allowed to practice law:
      9/9/2017 thenationalsentinel.com: Why Alt-Left trial lawyers really suck
      As reported by the Washington Times, trial attorney Rob Ranco, of The Carson Law Firm tweeted out he would "be ok" if Education Secretary Betsy DeVos were sexually assaulted.

12/2/2017 bigthink.com: To Certain White American Males, a Gun is an Important Symbol
And one could respond: 'To Certain Black American Males, a Gun is an Important Tool'. STOP with the race baiting crap. Race has nothing to do with gun ownership.

12/11/2017 cnsnews.com: NFL to Host Workshop to Train College Athletes to Be Social Justice Activists
Keep your 'Social Justice Activism' off the field. I immediately tune to another channel or put in a movie when when faced with any social or political activism or commentary during a sporting event. When not on the field do as you please.

11/28/2017 foxnews.com: Trump at Values Voter Summit: We're Saying 'Merry Christmas' Again
'Again'?? In my circle we never stopped saying 'Merry Christmas'.

11/29/2017 dailycaller.com: The Other Conyers Bombshell That Was An Open Secret: A Top Congressman's Deteriorating Mental Health
"I don't know whether he has dementia, Alzheimer's, senility or some other form of diminished mental capacity. It's just clear that he's not quite right."
Of course he's not quite right. He's a liberal Democrat.

11/26/2017 wnd.com: 'Ignorant Infidel's' In U.S. May Have To Be 'Forced' To Accept Islam
Habib-urRehman Ludhianvi; "They are ignorant and there is no need for dialogue with them, God has given them two options, one is the holy book and one is the stick and if one does not accept the holy book they have to be forced."
Oh Cleric Habib-urRehman Ludhianvi. You would not like where that stick would be shoved should you attempt to force America to accept Islam as the law of the land.

11/24/2017 foxnews.com: To NFL millionaires on Thanksgiving, be thankful and get off your knees already
Naw. Stay on your knees in homage to those standing.

11/24/2017 dailycaller.com: Uma Thurman Goes For Weinstein's Jugular On Thanksgiving
I'm glad it's going slowly - You don't deserve a bullet
Spoken like the true Beatrix Kiddo (Kill Bill Vol 2).

11/24/2017 salon.com: Here's your leftover turkey: The case for Hillary Clinton 2020
What better way to honor the holiday than with a spiteful argument for yet another Clinton candidacy?
Here were my thoughts when I read the above headline:
        Turkey: a stupid, foolish, or inept person.
        The biggest mistake turkey-lovers make is keeping leftovers for too long.

11/24/2017 huffingtonpost.com: Twitter Shreds Tomi Lahren Over 'Disrespectful' Colin Kaepernick D-Day Photo
Ridiculous. One cannot 'disrespect' a man who commands no respect to begin with.

11/16/2017 salon.com: Nobel Prize-winning economist: "Trump has fascist tendencies"
Joseph Stiglitz told The Guardian that Trump is a "fascist kind of figure"
As if being a Nobel Prize winner lends credibility. President Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. Then;
        1/13/2017 latimes.com: U.S. military forces have been at war for all eight years of Obama's tenure, the first two-term president with that distinction. He launched airstrikes or military raids in at least seven countries:
        Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Pakistan.

11/16/2017 dailycaller.com: Sarah Palin - No One Would Harass Me Because They 'Know I'm Probably Packing'
"I think a whole lot of people know I'm probably packing so I don't think there's a whole lot of people who would necessarily mess with me," Palin told MSNBC reporter Kasie Hunt Thursday.
Despite being afflicted with 'open mouth insert foot' syndrome I still like this ladies 'in your face' style.

11/13/2017 realclearpolitics.com: Why John Wayne's Brand of Macho Culture Has Faded Into History
Machismo is dead? Don't tell that to the three highest paid actors in Hollywood; Mark Wahlberg (Four Brothers), Vin Deisel (Fast & Furious) and Dwayne Johnson (Walking Tall). John Wayne's brand of macho culture and commitment to a moral code is still shining brightly. Hopefully it always will.

11/13/2017 zdnet.com: Cloud computing - What it's like to make the move
I have no idea and probably never will. Not about to rely on the internet for access to my data, an ISP to transmit it securely or a cloud storage provider to store it securely.

11/11/2017 foxnews.com: Chris Wallace - Trump 'May Have a Point' About Media Bias
Do you THINK????

11/6/2017 huffingtonpost.com: War Without War Powers (The Not-So-New American Way)
Never before has Congress' assertion into matters of war and peace been quite so vital as it is today, with American troops engaged and still dying in one undeclared war after another.
For a change, something in huffingtonpost.com I agree with.

11/6/2017 cbsnews.com: Sen. Richard Blumenthal says "enough is enough" after Texas church shooting
Enough is enough. Now is the time for commonsense gun violence prevention steps. Congressional complicity must end.
Crawl back into your hole Senator Blumenthnal. Let those with some sense of honor determine the course of our nation.

11/3/2017 foxnews.com: Here are the Russian Facebook ads you might have seen during the election
Nope. Not I. Don't have a Facebook account. Nor Twitter. Nor Instagram. Nor Snapchat. I have never had a social media account. Want to know how I'm doing or my thoughts on a particular matter? Call or email me and we can arrange to get together for a drink, or lunch, or just a sit down in the park.

11/1/2017 thefederalist.com: Poll: Nearly Half Of Millennials Prefer Socialism To Capitalism
And here is a major reason why;
   10/24/2017 theresurgent.com: Young, Dumb and Broke: Millennials and the Curse of Not Thinking
   "The moral and intellectual cesspools of the modern American university system have decimated not just their capability to think, but their desire. Movements and crusades that build there are predicated entirely upon vapid
   sloganeering, hashtags, and chants, leaving behind any appeal to rational or logical evidence."

11/1/2017 foxnews.com: DNC: White men shouldn't apply for tech jobs
That's the message from a Democratic National Committee data services manager, currently on the hunt to fill multiple vacancies in the tech department.
Consequently white men shouldn't vote Democratic.

10/31/2017 huffingtonpost.com: The Senate Is About To Confirm A Frenzy Of Conservative Judges
That is a good thing.

10/30/2017 foxnews.com: Houston Texans kneel during anthem in protest of Bob McNair comments
Awwww. The little darlings got their feelings hurt.

10/24/2017 motherjones.com: More Americans Are Carrying Handguns Than Ever Before
"It's alarming that so many people are carrying hidden handguns in public across the nation," says Nichols.
What's more alarming is the fact that more Americans feel the need to carry hidden handguns in public across the nation.

10/23/2017 cnsnews.com: California AG Would 'Absolutely' Support Medicare for All Plan
"This year, as attorney general, I would fight for that if we had an opportunity to put that forward in the state of California, because I think what we do is we give people that certainty that they're going to able to access a doctor or a hospital."
Not a problem as long as no Federal tax dollars are used to fund the plan. You want it you pay for it with revenues from California taxpayers.

10/21/2017 foxnews.com: Olympics may soon feature pole dancing, foosball and poker
UFB! What next? Strip Tease, Beer Pong and Crazy Eights.

10/13/2017 foxnews.com: Mike Ditka apologizes for comment on racial oppression
So tired of all the "Sorry I said". You say it, you own it. No take backs!

10/12/2017 foxnews.com: Eagle Scout: RIP Boy Scouts of America. You were great for 100 years
See my May, 2013 post.

10/9/2017 foxnews.com: Smart politics for White House to continue NFL debate?
Dumb question. It wasn't smart of the White House to engage in the debate to begin with.

10/5/2017 wnd.com: NRA calls for review of 'bump-fire stocks'
Prior to the Las Vegas shooting that killed 59 people I viewed the bump stock as nothing more than a novelty. No longer. Ban it. Do not, however, attempt to use this tragety to advance other gun control measures.

10/5/2017 foxnews.com: Nancy Sinatra: 'Murderous Members of NRA Should Face Firing Squad'
I suggest, Ms. Sanatra, you immigrate to Australia where the NRA will be of no concern. With a net worth of $50 million you should have no problem purchasing a new 'ivory tower'.

10/4/2017 cns.com: Bump-Stock Device Received ATF Green Light During Obama Administration
Add this to President Obama's legacy along side Obamacare, Fast and Furious, Economic Stimulus Act of 2008, Benghazi, the IRS attack on conservative non-profit organizations and Bergdahl.

8/31/2017 foxnews.com: Teacher: Dear parents, tell your kids to stop talking about God
6/2/2016 fpiw.org (Family Policy Institute of Washington): Washington Schools to Teach Gender Identity Curriculum in Kindergarten
Dear educators, stop talking about religion, gender and sexual identity and focus on teaching our children reading, writing and STEM. Our middle of the pack world rankings in education are not only an embarrassment but are detrimental to the future of our nation and a disservice to our youth.

8/4/2017 huffingtonpost.com: No, Affirmative Action Isn't Meant To Oppress White Students
Many things are not meant to be but nonetheless are.

5/7/2017 motherjones.com: A Brief History of America's Massive Gun-Buying Spree
How the NRA and gun makers exploited politics and paranoia to sell millions of weapons.
        "1981: The Glock, the first pistol with a plastic receiver, is introduced."
If your going to bash the pro-gun people at least get your facts straight. Glock was not the first pistol with a plastic (polymer) receiver. Heckler & Koch produced the VP70, the first pistol with a plastic receiver, in 1970.

4/29/2017 video.foxnews.com: How much would you pay for admission into Mexico?

4/24/2017 realclearpolitics.com: College Students Threaten to Defame School to Get Financial Aid
What's the old saying? Something about the inmates running the insane asylum?

3/28/2017 foxnews.com: Sanctuary city mayors fire back at Trump administration's threat to cut fed funding
And the Trump administration fires back at sanctuary city mayors. So what's new?

3/31/2017 huffingtonpost.com: Hollywood A-Listers Join Forces For The ACLU
And the 'A' stands for what?

3/9/2017 cnsnews.com: 18,762 Illegal Border Crossings in February, 40% Drop From January's 31,578
It's a start.

3/6/2017 cnsnews.com: The Defense Department is investigating reports that some Marines shared naked photographs of female Marines, veterans and other women on a secret Facebook page, some of which were taken without their knowledge.
Damn right there needs to be an investigation ..... on how anyone so stupid could have been accepted into the Marine Corps.

3/3/2017 www.mirror.co.uk: Transgender girl says she is rejected by straight guys for 'having male parts'
Well DUH!

2/27/2017 foxnews.com: Streep: He 'defamed me'
Meryl Streep slams Karl Lagerfeld's apology after Oscar dress 'lie': 'I do not take this lightly'
Oh sweetie. You defamed yourself a long time ago.

2/24/2017 salon.com: Caitlyn Jenner blasts Donald Trump over transgender executive order: "This is a disaster"
This is really getting tiresome. Ain't rocket science people. If you have a penis you go to men's room. If you have a vagina you go to the ladies room. If a school or establishment feels the need to support the LGBT community, have a third restroom labeled Unisex. Simple.

2/24/2017 foxnews.com: White House signals crackdown on states over marijuana
Usually President Trump is pretty good at reading his base. But in this case he missed. Many a pot smoking 'good ol' boy' supports the President and his agenda. Most remaining supporters couldn't care less about the marijuana legalization issue. Leave it to the States Mr. President.

2/21/2017 foxnews.com: French presidential candidate Le Pen refuses headscarf to meet Lebanon's mufti
France's far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused Tuesday to go into a meeting with Lebanon's grand mufti on Tuesday after his aides asked her to wear a headscarf.
As Oprah might say; "You Go Girl".

2/16/2017 cnsnews.com: Pelosi Says Border Wall 'Undermines Who We Are As a Country'
Without secure borders, Ms. Pelosi, we don't have a country.

2/16/2017 cnn.com: Russian spy ship lurks off Connecticut coast
My first thought; Gives us a chance to spy on Russian spy ship

2/9/2017 foxnews.com: Trump tweets dredge up Blumenthal's Vietnam controversy
See my July, 2010 post; Blumentahl. Enough said.

2/5/2017 foxnews.com: Trump insistent about voter fraud; says people say 'I am right'
Either produce proof, Mr. President, or let it go.

1/31/2017 huffingtonpost.com: ACLU Rakes In $24 Million From Donors After Immigrant Case Tour De Force
That's probably a good thing for the progressive cause. They're going to need it .... and a lot more.

1/17/2017 washingtonpost.com: Nearly 50 Democratic lawmakers now skipping Trump's inauguration
There are now nearly 50 House Democrats - 49, at last count - who have declared that they will not attend the inauguration on Capitol Hill this week.
That's not much of a protest action. It accomplishes nothing. How about resigning from office. Do that and you just might give some of us who view you as acting like whinny 3 year olds pause to consider your grievances.

1/13/2017 huffingtonpost.com: This Texas Gun Owner Has Been An NRA Member For 46 Years. Now He's Speaking Out.
HB 375 would allow Texans to carry a gun without a permit or license
"It's mind-boggling they could come up with laws like that."
Not going to argue with the man. See my September, 2016 post Concealed Carry Without Permit.

1/12/2017 salon.com: Hollywood activism: What is it good for?
"Absolutely Nothing!"