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Home Front: Politix
Debate Tonight Feb 25 in Charleston SC
Seven candidates have qualified for the debate:

Joe Biden
Michael Bloomberg
Pete Buttigieg
Amy Klobuchar
Bernie Sanders
Tom Steyer
Elizabeth Warren

Partners: CBS News and the Congressional Black Caucus Institute
Moderators: Norah O'Donnell, Gayle King, Margaret Brennan, Major Garrett, and Bill Whitaker


Posted by: lord garth || 02/25/2020 12:34 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6549 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Well that escalated quickly.

Mare Pete sounds like Jimmy Kimbel doing an Obama impersonation.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/25/2020 20:16 Comments || Top||

#2  I had a dwarf cleric once equipped with The Single Garment of Destiny.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/25/2020 20:20 Comments || Top||

#3  Knew this would be a panderama, but wow.

Maybe we need to all just cover ourselves with a cream so we are all the same color. A color not associated with any references to what we call skin tones.

Like orange.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/25/2020 20:27 Comments || Top||

#4  Think lil' Mike just accidentally admitted the little secret that he is buying seats.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/25/2020 20:36 Comments || Top||

#5  I don't preach politics to my kids. Daughter came in and started mocking the show. I reminded her that one of those people is potentially the next President of the United States.

She thinks she could run the stage by simply reading Laffy Taffy jokes.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/25/2020 20:42 Comments || Top||

#6  Daughter: Whoa! did she (Warren) just make a gun finger! (during anti-gun rant)
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/25/2020 20:45 Comments || Top||

#7  *not live blogging, doing family chore things as well
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/25/2020 20:45 Comments || Top||

#8  Daughter's retort to Bernie:
What can you serve but not eat? Tennis ball.
What kind of check has no money? A spell check.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/25/2020 20:46 Comments || Top||

#9  Daughter says one of the guys backhanded one of the gals. Can't say who.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/25/2020 20:51 Comments || Top||

#10  TY swksvolFF, I ate, so couldn't watch
Posted by: Frank G || 02/25/2020 21:03 Comments || Top||

#11  Took them no time at all to begin race pandering.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/25/2020 21:05 Comments || Top||

#12  Frank G, stay away, naked cowboy joke.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/25/2020 21:08 Comments || Top||

#13  Bernie I think has been doing body language study from Heath Ledger's Joker.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/25/2020 21:11 Comments || Top||

#14  Ditto the thanks... I think. Was headed out to see the sunset but that mysterious #2 did the impossible: convinced me to stay in and turn on the TV. First I've seen of these this time around. We're doomder than I thought.
Posted by: Maggie Clong8696 || 02/25/2020 21:22 Comments || Top||

#15  'tis the Shiteshow, lads
Posted by: Lex || 02/25/2020 21:26 Comments || Top||


Virginia Democrats Nix Sheriff Pay Raise Amid Gun Control Debate
[AmGreatness] A Republican state senator in the Virginia General Assembly condemned state Democrats, for denying Virginia deputies a pay increase of 3 percent after some state sheriffs publicly refused to enforce Gov. Ralph Northam’s anti-gun agenda, The Epoch Times reports.

Sen. William “Bill” M. Stanley wrote in a Facebook post on Thursday night that after an amendment of his to give sheriff’s departments a three-percent raise for the upcoming year and was voted down, he was approached by Sen. Richard “Dick” L. Saslaw, a Democrat.

“Saslaw came up and said this to me, ‘Hey Stanley, you want to know why your sheriffs didn’t get a raise? Because they came to our committees and said that they weren’t going to enforce our laws.’ When I asked him which law was he talking about, he said, ‘Gun control.'”

In Virginia, 91 of the state’s 95 counties have passed some sort of measure affirming their support for Second Amendment sanctuaries.

“I was shocked that the Democrats are now punishing our local Sheriff’s Departments (by eliminating a pay raise for them), for their choice to protect and defend our citizens’ Second Amendment rights,” Stanley wrote in a now-viral Facebook post following the incident.


Saslaw told CBS, “All I said was a lot of people are upset that these people come in and say they’re not going to enforce my laws,” he told the network. “That’s all.”

David Campbell, vice chairman of the Effingham County Board in Illinois, told The Epoch Times he sees the incident as a “direct attack on Virginia’s sheriffs.”

“All representatives and senators take the same oath of office as the sheriffs do,” he said via email. “The sheriffs are only doing their job and what they were sworn to do, and that is to uphold the Constitution of the United States of America.”
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/25/2020 08:49 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6511 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Petty and childish. It is like high school on a state level.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/25/2020 8:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Quid pro quo. You push Dem gun control and you get a raise.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/25/2020 11:50 Comments || Top||

#3  When the state government is out of session, them representative and senatorial license plates become fair game.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/25/2020 15:36 Comments || Top||


ALERT: Coronavirus merges with Trump Derangement Syndrome
Legal Insurrection via Instapundit
The way things have been going, the economy was on target to remain powerful through Election Day 2020, giving Trump a strong likelihood of reelection. Reflecting that reality, a record percentage of Americans are satisfied with their lives.

Enter coronavirus and the potential for a pandemic that causes worldwide suffering and economic damage tanking the stock market and the U.S. economy. The Trump administration has been very proactive, even though China has rebuffed help, including just requesting $2.5 billion specifically targeted at coronavirus response.

Enter Trump Derangement Syndrome, where the number one priority is defeating Trump. And if devastation to the stock market due to coronavirus is needed, well, Democrats and media supporters are practically giddy at placing the blame on Trump.

The stock market plunged today! 2020 is looking better and better for Democrats.

Ted Lieu tried to blame Trump for cuts to the Centers for Disease Control that have not taken place and would not have affected coronavirus response anyway:
Some "rights" NGO submitting that quarantine violates civil rights, and some Obama judge issuing an injunction against quarantine in 5 .. 4 .. 3
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/25/2020 04:15 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6545 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Ooops
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/25/2020 4:20 Comments || Top||

#2  Ooops

Better now, g(r)omgoru?
Posted by: trailing wife || 02/25/2020 6:11 Comments || Top||

#3  /\ Depends ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/25/2020 6:13 Comments || Top||

#4  When the media really, really, hopes for a body count to take out the President is it finally okay to question their patriotism?
Posted by: rjschwarz || 02/25/2020 11:07 Comments || Top||

#5  The stock market doesn't predict election results. The key is unemployment.

The unemployment rate is not going to spike in the next four months. Labor markets are too "sticky" for that.

Quit panicking. It's unseemly. Never Trumper-ish.
Posted by: Lex || 02/25/2020 11:13 Comments || Top||

#6  Depends ?

Leaky?
Posted by: Skidmark || 02/25/2020 12:06 Comments || Top||

#7  #2 Gracias
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/25/2020 12:17 Comments || Top||

#8  The only thing I am majorly worried about with this pandemic is the panic that happens with it. That will shut down work, schools, transportation, etc. and cause some pretty severe economic slowdown.

Keep calm. Buy food/water just in case and carry on.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/25/2020 12:25 Comments || Top||

#9  Bernie could win in a time of pandemics as his politics has a lot experience rounding people up and quarantining them from the rest of the population. Mostly it was done for having ideas the state disagreed with , but you can see the skills transfers.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/25/2020 13:01 Comments || Top||


#11  Skidmark, that CDC official is funny as I don't believe any kids have been infected so far. Seems to prefer old folks mostly. Someone is spreading fear for whatever reason.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 02/25/2020 15:17 Comments || Top||

#12  #11 kids get the flu too...
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/25/2020 15:39 Comments || Top||

#13  True but the stats out of China show 0% under ten have been infected, so far.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 02/25/2020 16:33 Comments || Top||

#14  Re #10, 11, "school closures and significant disruption,"

i.e., "KEEP IN THE VOTE!"
Posted by: Maggie Clong8696 || 02/25/2020 16:38 Comments || Top||

#15  From Wikipedia: The Spanish Flu In 1918–1919, 99% of pandemic influenza deaths in the U.S. occurred in people under 65, and nearly half in young adults 20 to 40 years old. Some analyses have shown the virus to be particularly deadly because it triggers a cytokine storm, which ravages the stronger immune system of young adults
Posted by: Texhooey || 02/25/2020 21:36 Comments || Top||

#16  Skidmark, that CDC official is funny

Reported she is Rod Rosenstein's sister. Getting ahead of the virus or getting political?
Posted by: Count Galeazzo Untervehr7098 || 02/25/2020 21:52 Comments || Top||


Exploding Cigar II: Florida's Democrats panic after Bernie Sanders blows a kiss to Castro
[American Thinker] Bernie Sanders has always had a soft spot for Fidel Castro and the communist dictatorship the latter created. But instead of keeping it to himself and off the air, he went all out to praise Cuba's brutal regime for its phony "literacy" and "free" health care on 60 Minutes. Now Florida's Democrats are panicking.

According to the Miami Herald:
During that interview, a clip of which aired on CBS Sunday night, Sanders counted healthcare and education among the reasons that the Cuban people didn't rise up and overthrow Castro after his 1959 revolution.

"You know, when Fidel Castro came into office, you know what he did? He had a massive literacy program," Sanders told Cooper. "Is that a bad thing? Even though Fidel Castro did it?"

"There are a lot of dissidents imprisoned in Cuba," Cooper said to Sanders.

That's a big ‐ real big ‐ exploding cigar.

The only reason people didn't overthrow Castro was their great love of all his "free" health care? No, he tortured, killed, and imprisoned them first. Crap like that is likely to cost the Democrats Florida.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/25/2020 01:11 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6534 views] Top|| File under:

#1  FL's gone. So is OH.
If the Dems lose PA, it's over.
If they lose MI and WI, it's over.
If they nominate the arm-waving, finger-pointing Lenin impersonator, it's over.
Posted by: Lex || 02/25/2020 1:39 Comments || Top||

#2  Get the word moving that "the Bern" will assist all communist governments worldwide in "repatriating" their refugee citizens in America for "re-education" purposes. That should do it.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/25/2020 7:41 Comments || Top||

#3  I think he should go to Miami, he really needs to vist this place https://www.versaillesrestaurant.com
Perfect venue for talking about your love for Fidel!
Posted by: Crerese Slalet3053 || 02/25/2020 7:53 Comments || Top||

#4  For those of you not famialar with Miami, the website explains it best!
"ABOUT
Versailles Restaurant, The World’s Most Famous Cuban Restaurant, has been serving tasty Cuban cuisine and culture to the South Florida community and tourists from around the world for four decades. Soon after it opened its doors in 1971, Versailles quickly became the gathering place and unofficial town square for Miami’s Cuban exiles. Today, it remains the unrelenting gauge of the community’s pulse. Not surprisingly, Versailles is typically the first place politicians visit locally to garner support from the Cuban exile community, and the restaurant is equally a favorite among the media for gathering commentary and footage of the community’s take on social and political issues. It is not uncommon to see local, national and international media set up camp in Versailles’ parking lot, where they’re sure to get a flood of local viewpoints."
Posted by: Crerese Slalet3053 || 02/25/2020 7:57 Comments || Top||

#5  I once asked a very large Cuban-American of my acquaintance what he thought about normalizing relations with Castro's Cuba. It was like stepping on a landmine.
Posted by: Matt || 02/25/2020 8:03 Comments || Top||

#6  ...yep.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/25/2020 8:48 Comments || Top||

#7  May be good just to give Bernie the nomination and watch the electoral slaughter happen. Purge the far left from the party after that and start rebuilding.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/25/2020 10:06 Comments || Top||

#8  1972 again
Posted by: Lex || 02/25/2020 10:07 Comments || Top||

#9  Be careful what you wish for, Darth. The (current) fly in the ointment is if the coronavirus causes a significant economic downturn. Which the MFM is pushing for HARD. Establishment donks may claim to be terrified of Sanders, but the MFM is lighting candles in their closet Marx shrines for him.
Posted by: PBMcL || 02/25/2020 11:02 Comments || Top||

#10  During that interview, a clip of which aired on CBS Sunday night, Sanders counted healthcare and education among the reasons that the Cuban people didn't rise up and overthrow Castro after his 1959 revolution.
People didn't rise up? Maybe it had something to do with the many deaths before a firing squad, long stints at the Isle of Pines or the disappearances of Cubans in the middle of the night. What a dangerous moron.
Why Cubans didn’t rise up. Same as many other socialist and communist governments.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/25/2020 11:40 Comments || Top||

#11  Communism, Bernie? Seriously?
Sanders is like some cave man dude that got frozen in a glacier and slept thru the entire 20th century and missed the horror.
Posted by: SteveS || 02/25/2020 12:41 Comments || Top||

#12  If you like your Cuban doctor...
Snark O'The Day
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/25/2020 12:49 Comments || Top||

#13  Trump's a lock-in to win?

That's exactly what they said about Hillary.

Everyone saying, LOL SANDERS SUCKS LOL is just ensuring his upset victory. It's going to be a ton of hard work no matter who the Dems nominate and don't forget they're going to cheat their asses off with illegal aliens and voter fraud.
Posted by: Herb McCoy || 02/25/2020 15:57 Comments || Top||

#14  Don't forget about the Autobahn Fidel built.
Posted by: European Conservative || 02/25/2020 16:35 Comments || Top||

#15  #9 Agreed. This is playing with fire.

Bernie should lose, but who knows what circumstances will be in play by Election Day?

And if he loses, he's still shown that a Commie can take over one of the two major parties.

From there, it's not much distance to electing one.

And counting on Establishment libs to control their crazies isn't much of a strategy, in light of Chris Matthews being brought to heel and Krugman already running interference for Sanders' rep.

They'll fall in line with the Bolsheviks quite quickly and easily when the rubber meets the road.
Posted by: charger || 02/25/2020 17:34 Comments || Top||


FBI Agent Faulted In FISA Report For ‘Significant’ Errors Has Finally Been Identified
[Daily Caller] An FBI agent faulted for some of the most significant problems laid out in the Justice Department’s inspector general report on FISA abuse against a Trump campaign associate has been identified.

The New York Times, citing people familiar with the FBI’s Russia probe, identified Stephen A. Somma, a counterintelligence investigator who works out of the bureau’s New York field office, as “Case Agent 1” from the inspector general’s (IG) report.

The IG blasted the FBI for its handling of information used to obtain four surveillance orders against Carter Page, a former Trump campaign aide.

“Case Agent 1” is singled in the report as being “primarily responsible for some of the most significant errors and omissions in the FISA applications.”

Somma was involved in multiple aspects of Crossfire Hurricane, the FBI counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign. (RELATED: FBI Agent Who Played ‘Significant’ Role In Surveillance Abuse Wore Several Hats In Trump Probe)

According to the IG report, he was the FBI agent who initially sought a surveillance warrant against Page. Somma pushed for a FISA warrant “almost immediately” after the FBI opened Crossfire Hurricane on July 31, 2016, the IG said.

Somma’s initial request was rejected, but FBI lawyers later approved seeking a FISA warrant on Page after the bureau received information from former British spy Christopher Steele. In his dossier, Steele alleged that Page was a key player in the Trump campaign’s “well-developed conspiracy of cooperation” with the Russian government to influence the 2016 election.

Posted by: Woodrow || 02/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6496 views] Top|| File under:

#1  I see a 7 digit book contract in his future.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/25/2020 1:59 Comments || Top||

#2  "Errors"
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/25/2020 5:29 Comments || Top||

#3  He was undoubtedly known to the senior FBI leadership for years. Top level FBI organizational enema urgently needed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/25/2020 6:18 Comments || Top||

#4  At least a severe rotor router. Tubal ligation would be nice. Don't call us we'll call you.
Posted by: Dale || 02/25/2020 7:08 Comments || Top||

#5  Suicide followed by out-of-school talk about substance abuse issues.
Posted by: M. Murcek || 02/25/2020 7:37 Comments || Top||

#6  #PhilipHaneyDidntKillHimself
Posted by: Rex Mundi || 02/25/2020 11:42 Comments || Top||

#7  NeitherdidJeffreyEpstein!
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/25/2020 16:52 Comments || Top||


CNN details ’emotional moment’ a 9-year-old asks Pete Buttigieg for help coming out as ‘gay’
[BIZPACREVIEW] Pete Buttigieg
...the testicleless mayor of South Bend, Indiana, since 2012. Buttigieg graduated from Harvard College and, on a Rhodes Scholarship, from Pembroke College, Oxford. From 2007 to 2010, he worked at McKinsey and Company, a consulting firm. From 2009 to 2017 Buttigieg served as an intelligence officer in the United States Navy Reserve, attaining the rank of lieutenant and deploying to Afghanistan in 2014. Buttigieg was first elected mayor of South Bend in 2011 and was reelected in 2015. During his second term, he announced he was gay. Buttigieg also campaigned for Indiana state treasurer in 2010 and for chair of the Democratic National Committee in 2017, losing both elections. He is running for the Dem nomination in 2020 on the theory that being mayor of a nondescript medium sized city is qualification to run the country...
addressed a 9-year-old boy during his Saturday rally, and the content of the discussion was shocking to many.

Identified as Zachary Ro, the young boy submitted a fishbowl question to the Democratic presidential candidate asking if the young former mayor would help him announce to the world that he identifies as homosexual. He was with his parents, who are likely supporters of the aspiring POTUS.

CNN detailed the "emotional moment" between Buttigieg and the youth in an article detailing all of the "advice" Pete gave.
Time for a Don Lemon Party
"Thank you for being so brave," the young boy wrote. "Would you help me tell the world I’m gay, too? I want to be brave like you."

Despite what the kid may think of himself, the openly-gay candidate let the boy know that he was actually pretty brave for asking the question in the first place. Especially in such a public forum.

"I don’t think you need a lot of advice for me on bravery. You seem pretty strong to me," he responded. "It took me a long time to figure out how to tell even my best friend that I was gay, let alone to go out there and tell the world and to see you willing to come to terms with who you are in a room full of 1,000 people, thousands of people you’ve never met that’s, that’s really something."

But in the interest of drawing the event out for as long as possible, perhaps for the desperately needed dosage of good PR it would bring him, Pete did hand down "a couple of things that might be useful."

Posted by: Fred || 02/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6517 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Who's buying this story as legit? Kid's not gonna have his first woody for at least three years. Mom & Dad must be huge Dems.
Posted by: Raj || 02/25/2020 9:54 Comments || Top||

#2  Pete did hand down "a couple of things that might be useful."

Condoms and Astroglide? A vibrator? Whip and handcuffs? I gots to know!
Posted by: Raj || 02/25/2020 9:56 Comments || Top||

#3  ^ actually, it's a good bet that most of the young kids now "identifying" as trans are doing so because they're confused and/or depressed and are easily influenced by a moronic pop culture/peer culture that considers it "cool" to call yourself a tranny or queer
Posted by: Lex || 02/25/2020 9:58 Comments || Top||

#4  Ro is a Korean surname. Mom appears white, so dad (not shown) would appear to be a Korean male-- i.e. a member of one of the most culturally conservative demographics in this country.

Something is extremely off about this.

Another Greta-Grifter situation?
Posted by: Lex || 02/25/2020 10:05 Comments || Top||

#5  such a good answer and the pre pubescent age make me think this was staged
Posted by: lord garth || 02/25/2020 12:28 Comments || Top||

#6  Pete Buttgiggles grooming in public now?
Posted by: Hellfish || 02/25/2020 12:34 Comments || Top||

#7  Shoot, at 9 I thought I was a dinosaur, and didn't even know how to do laundry.

Not just staged but indoctrinated.

Spend the next two-three years being convinced he is gay, then one day his balls will drop and he won't stop thinking about bewbs.

Imagine the anger at home when their designer son comes out as straight, all those social points and prestige suddenly gone if the kid is not gay.

So the parents will convince him that if he likes girls, and is gay, then he must be a girl too and talk him into castration and trans surgeries.

Then one day, he will realize he was cut, deformed, and mentally tortured because his parents needed Likes and wanted to talk louder than others during the wine parties.

Its fvcking sad.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/25/2020 13:28 Comments || Top||

#8  Keep this shameless, deep state, freak LGBT bastid away from children !!!!
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/25/2020 13:38 Comments || Top||

#9  The most creepy moment... I say it was child abuse. What's next? Psycho Mum with her "transgender" boy (who just wanted to be a boy when with dad)?
Posted by: European Conservative || 02/25/2020 21:55 Comments || Top||


Biden backs off calling South Carolina his ‘firewall’
[FOXNEWS] Former Vice President Joe Foreign Policy Whiz Kid Biden
...Failed seeker of the Democratic presidential nomination on multiple occasions, vice president under Barack Obama, giving it a last try in his dotage for 2020...
is backing away from pointing to the upcoming South Carolina primary as a virtual lock for his campaign, after previously describing the state as his "firewall."On Sunday, he pushed back on the description -- and even denied saying it.

"You said it, my firewall. I've never said it," Biden shot back at CBS' Margaret Brennan in an interview that aired Sunday on "Face the Nation."

"I said I'm going to do well there," he continued. "And I'll do well there and I'll do well beyond there as well."

Biden did say it, just a few weeks ago.

In an interview with NBC before the Iowa caucuses, Biden stressed the importance of South Carolina for his campaign.

"I think I'll do well in Nevada," Biden said. "And I think I have a real firewall in South Carolina."

Since making that statement, Biden finished fourth in Iowa, fifth in New Hampshire -- but bounced back with a second-place finish in Nevada.



Posted by: Fred || 02/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6487 views] Top|| File under:

#1  HE SAID HE IS RUNNING FOR SENATOR….lol
Posted by: crazyhorse || 02/25/2020 13:37 Comments || Top||

#2  Mr. Biden's "firewall" appears to be constructed of flash-paper. A kind of erratically-burning yet entertainingly "sparkly" flash-paper.
Posted by: Anomalous Sources || 02/25/2020 21:52 Comments || Top||


5 times the Navy SEAL admiral who oversaw the Osama bin Laden raid has lambasted Trump
[Business Insider] Retired US Navy Adm. William McRaven, former head of US Special Operations Command, has delivered fierce criticisms of President Donald Trump in several opinion columns published in The New York Times and Washington Post.

McRaven's 36-year military career was marked by several high-profile accomplishments, including his leadership role in Operation Neptune Spear, targeting al-Qaida leader Osama bin Laden, in 2011.

He retired from the Navy in 2014 and became the chancellor of the University of Texas system in 2015. Two years later, he said he would leave that job, citing health concerns.

McRaven has written several bestselling books about leadership, including "Make Your Bed: Little Things That Can Change Your Life ... And Maybe the World" and "Sea Stories: My Life in Special Operations."

McRaven has taken issue with Trump's policies and demeanor throughout his presidency, writing several striking opinion columns and criticizing him in interviews. While it is not uncommon for retired military officers to speak for or against a sitting president, McRaven's comments have attracted significant attention due to his seniority and service.

Trump has responded by denigrating McRaven's military service and accusing him of being politically biased, calling the retired admiral a "Hillary Clinton fan" and an "Obama backer" during a Fox News interview in November.

"Wouldn't it have been nice if we got Osama bin Laden a lot sooner than that? Wouldn't it have been nice?" Trump said.

McRaven has said he "did not back Hillary Clinton or anyone else" during the 2016 presidential election and denied reports he was on the short list to be Clinton's vice presidential running mate.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6516 views] Top|| File under:

#1  McRaven should be prosecuted for creating a pro Taliban climate in Afghanistan by killing huge numbers of civilians via JSOC with Obama's blessings during after their weekly Terror Tuesdays meetings.
Posted by: Goober Tingle7365 || 02/25/2020 1:24 Comments || Top||

#2  Appears a Mobile Mental Intervention Team is urgently needed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/25/2020 7:05 Comments || Top||

#3  So much for the military being apolitical...
Posted by: 49 Pan || 02/25/2020 12:00 Comments || Top||

#4  Who said it "You can't become a general [admiral] without playing politics"?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/25/2020 12:27 Comments || Top||

#5  G(r)om: My Dad, very often, back when he was alive and not burdened with dementia.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 02/25/2020 12:30 Comments || Top||

#6  My condolences. My father too.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 02/25/2020 12:36 Comments || Top||

#7  I think McRaven is part of the globalist cabal that Obumble and HILLARY! are part of. Trump is pulling the US out of the globalist camp and McRaven is butthurt about it.

Just fade away, Admiral.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/25/2020 15:03 Comments || Top||

#8  That would be the same Osama hit team that was kept in country and setup for kill weeks later? Who made the decision to not move them out after the hit?
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/25/2020 15:40 Comments || Top||

#9  thanks G(r)om.

I think the phrase he used was "Politician in Uniform."
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 02/25/2020 17:59 Comments || Top||


Sotomayor Has Issues With Blisters
[FoxNews] Sotomayor issues blistering dissent, says Republican-appointed justices have bias toward Trump administration.
Posted by: Woodrow || 02/25/2020 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6528 views] Top|| File under:

#1  How many times did you overrule Obama? These people have a total lack of self awareness (yet call themselves 'woke').
Posted by: Procopius2k || 02/25/2020 6:37 Comments || Top||

#2  ...bias toward Trump administration the Constitution.

FIFY, Sonia. Yet one more example of why we must reelect the Trumpster. IMHO a donk president opening the border gates and appointing more hard left nutcases like Sonia or RBG would spell the end of the Republic.
Posted by: PBMcL || 02/25/2020 10:42 Comments || Top||

#3  She's freaking out because RBG is gonna retire or worse before a second Trump term. She's laying the groundwork for the confirmation hearings.

Either that or she's a whiney crybaby.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 02/25/2020 11:05 Comments || Top||

#4  RJ, Embrace the power of "and"
Posted by: Warthog || 02/25/2020 11:08 Comments || Top||

#5  Stupidest judge on SCOTUS. Dumbest one we've seen in at least 50 years
Posted by: Lex || 02/25/2020 11:10 Comments || Top||

#6  Just another oboz0 de zer0's ZERO! 1 of MANY sorry to say.
Posted by: ranture || 02/25/2020 11:42 Comments || Top||

#7  So now she is a cross-wise Latina.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 02/25/2020 11:48 Comments || Top||

#8  The projection is strong there.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/25/2020 16:01 Comments || Top||

#9  "Wise Latina" = "Biased Beaner"
Posted by: Tiny Protector of the Sith7647 || 02/25/2020 21:44 Comments || Top||

#10  The Wiseguy's latina
Posted by: Lex || 02/25/2020 21:50 Comments || Top||

#11  O poor Puerto Rican Athena,
The sposed-to-be wisest latina
And justice of color,
Who somehow seems duller
Since sporting that bright green patina!
Posted by: Maggie Clong8696 || 02/25/2020 23:41 Comments || Top||


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GOP Ex-Congressman Joe Walsh Will Conserve Conservatism by Voting for the Socialist
[PJMedia] Joe Walsh, the one-term Tea Party congressman swept into office by the 2010 conservative wave, has taken his NeverTrumpism to comic new lows with his Conserving Conservatism™ endorsement of Bernie Sanders on Twitter this weekend.

Today he's gone and done it again, with a new op-ed for the Washington Post making plain that he'll vote for Sanders if Sanders is the nominee.

In researching this column, I had to spend some time perusing Walsh's Twitter timeline which has the all-too-ironic handle "WalshFreedom." That Twitter handle might be the only thing he has left after losing his guns, his health coverage, and his 401k under a Sanders administration. Spending a few minutes scrolling through his feed is like spending 30 minutes watching a particularly deranged episode of The Rachel Maddow Show. He's still spewing thoroughly debunked RUSSIA! RUSSIA! RUSSIA! conspiracy nonsense and everything else you would expect to read on the no-follower timeline of a progressive bot account.
Reason #353 why you no longer have a congressional seat, ya douche canoe.
Posted by: DarthVader || 02/25/2020 12:21 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [6520 views] Top|| File under:

#1  All you need to know about RINOs.
Posted by: Iblis || 02/25/2020 13:59 Comments || Top||

#2  ...spending 30 minutes watching a particularly deranged episode of The Rachel Maddow Show.

How could you tell one way or another?
Posted by: Raj || 02/25/2020 16:17 Comments || Top||

#3  He has accountants pay for it all.
Posted by: Lex || 02/25/2020 21:43 Comments || Top||


Public School 'History' Lesson Compares Trump to Soviets, Nazis
[TOWNHALL] Taxpayers in Maryland are funding anti-Trump history lessons that compare the president to the Soviets and Nazis. An unidentified teacher(s) inserted the propaganda into a slide show used in an advanced placement history class at Loch Raven High School in the city of Towson, according to the News Agency that Dare Not be Named.

A slide depicts President Trump above pictures of the Soviet Union flag and the Nazi Swastika. The slide captions read, "wants to round up a group of people and build a giant wall" and "oh, THAT is why it sounds so familiar!."

Baltimore County Councilman Wade Kach called it "a piece of propaganda" that didn’t belong in a classroom.

The school system said the slide was not part of the resources it provides for AP history teachers.

Charles Herndon, a front man for Baltimore County schools, said students in advanced high school classes are "discerning, intelligent students who are going to be able to draw their own inferences and draw their own conclusions."

"The topics being discussed in the class included World Wars and the attempts by some leaders throughout history to limit or prevent migration into certain countries. In isolation and out of context with the lesson, the image could be misunderstood," the school district said in a statement.

The school system said the issue had become a personnel matter "which will be appropriately addressed by the school administration and is not subject to further clarification."

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#1  Well he is the polar opposite to those Marxists so he can be compared.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/25/2020 5:30 Comments || Top||

#2  had become a personnel matter

So a hefty raise and tenure. We know the drill.
Posted by: Count Galeazzo Untervehr7098 || 02/25/2020 6:14 Comments || Top||

#3  Fake history lessons. Everyone knows it is the Dems who embrace tyranny and statism.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/25/2020 11:14 Comments || Top||

#4  Doesn't matter where they are: the public schools in this country are a canker.

Shitty teachers, power-hungry educrats, stupid curriculum, newspeak, bureaucratic incompetence to the nth degree, identity politics and virtue-signaling on steroids...

Poor kids. Poor parents.
Posted by: Lex || 02/25/2020 11:19 Comments || Top||

#5  it's time for this fuckin bullshit to stop
Posted by: Chris || 02/25/2020 11:39 Comments || Top||

#6  Well once you get parents to provide the cash for their kids schooling this drivel will stop.

It exists because the state funds it.
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/25/2020 13:03 Comments || Top||


'Berkeley of the East' seeks to ban fossil fuels as part of sweeping climate plan
[FOXNEWS] A small Maryland enclave known as the "Berkeley of the East" has devised a bold climate plan that would ban gas stoves, leaf blowers and water heaters, according to a report.

Liberal Takoma Park’s action plan, which would also close gas pipelines and force gas stations to relocate, is designed to eliminate fossil fuels to help save the planet, The Washington Post reports.

The town of 17,000 just outside Washington, D.C., first burnished its liberal credentials nearly four decades ago by declaring itself a "nuclear-free zone."

The non-binding plan is expected to be adopted by Takoma Park’s City Council on March 4. But the Post reports that even in a city where, as one resident put it, "the political spectrum spans Bernie to Warren," there are detractors.

"The number of times the word ’require’ is used in this is stunning," said resident Maxine Hillary at a public hearing last week, according to the paper.

During her remarks, she criticized the fossil fuel ban as "insensitive and draconian."

Hillary also took aim at the resolution’s call to make composting mandatory.

"Don’t tell me what to do with my table scraps," she told politicians, according to the paper.

The Post reported that Takoma Park’s fossil fuel ban is part of a nationwide effort by local governments to address the lack of federal action on climate change.

According to the paper, the city’s plan would require that all water heaters, space heaters and stoves that rely on gas be replaced with alternatives by 2030.

Gas-guzzling leaf blowers would be replaced with incentive programs and eventually outlawed, while gas stations would be asked to convert to electric charging stations or relocate outside city limits by 2045, the paper reported.

Vehicles that run on fossil fuels wouldn’t be banned, but electric vehicle use would be encouraged.

However,
a person who gets all wrapped up in himself makes a mighty small package...
politicians agreed to drop the deadline for eliminating fossil fuels by 2045 under a revised plan, the paper reported.

Takoma Park officials said the cost to the average homeowner could reach $25,000, the Post reported.

Supporters include the Committee on the Environment, an advocacy group made up of Takoma Park residents.
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#1  No central heating!
Posted by: Bright Pebbles || 02/25/2020 5:31 Comments || Top||

#2  Can't wait for the overloaded transformers to catch fire. Hopefully in the midst of a bitter freeze but a blazing heat ware will do.
Posted by: Count Galeazzo Untervehr7098 || 02/25/2020 6:11 Comments || Top||

#3  heat wave
Posted by: Count Galeazzo Untervehr7098 || 02/25/2020 6:12 Comments || Top||

#4  As I recall, Takoma Park long ago declared itself a 'Nuclear Free Zone'.
Posted by: b || 02/25/2020 6:38 Comments || Top||

#5  /\ Richland, Kenewick and Pasco would certainly like to be. Unfortunately the Hanford leaking, radioactive goo remains.
Posted by: Besoeker || 02/25/2020 6:40 Comments || Top||

#6  Perfect timing as always; Wave after wave of brutal cold next ten days.
Posted by: Dale || 02/25/2020 7:01 Comments || Top||

#7  #4 Insane tax just to live in that address area.
Posted by: Dale || 02/25/2020 7:35 Comments || Top||

#8  What are they going to use for heat? Unicorn farts? And how will they fuel city vehicles, including police and fire?
Posted by: Rambler in Virginia || 02/25/2020 10:40 Comments || Top||

#9  Image result for obama pic on a bicycle

Left-wing energy production and transportation. Hussein pedaling his bike to Hawaii.
Posted by: JohnQC || 02/25/2020 11:11 Comments || Top||

#10  What are they going to use for heat?

My guess would be from Nuclear, Coal, and Gas power plants conviently located outside the 'enclave'.
Much like how electric cars are 'non-polluting' since they are recharged from gas/coal/nuclear power plants - what?
Posted by: CrazyFool || 02/25/2020 11:32 Comments || Top||

#11  I'd agree to ban leaf blowers because they're so noisy. The rest of it sounds like city council members wasting time. Either they don't have enough work to do or else they're neglecting it.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 02/25/2020 12:35 Comments || Top||

#12  I'd propose they be disconnected from the grid: gas, electricity, transport, and telecoms, forcibly if need be - for their own purity
Posted by: Frank G || 02/25/2020 12:36 Comments || Top||

#13  And shut down cell towers in their area. And the pesky water system might rely on fossil fuels, better shut that down as well. I'm sure they will be fine.
Posted by: Silentbrick || 02/25/2020 13:08 Comments || Top||



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