19 thoughts on “News/Politics 3-8-17

  1. “Ladies” day indeed. If it’s anything like the last one on the National Mall, I would much rather go out and show my support of country by shopping….Come to think of it, I do need a new brad nailer. Maybe latter.

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  2. On a more serious note, I feel compelled to throw in a comment on yesterday’s conversation about Wikileaks and Anti-Americanism (I’ll bet you can guess where this is going) —

    Wikileaks is little more than a flashlight. While it does matter where the beam is pointed, it doesn’t have creative power; It just shines the light on what is already thriving in the dark. We squirm in response to the light. Now some of the squirming is legitimate concern over national security and the weaknesses that these breaches imply. And some of our discomfort is concern over the corruption that is revealed.

    But as far as being Anti-American, the light of Wikileaks is but a candle to the raging wild-fire of Globalism. Few ideologies have been more consistently and profoundly anti-American than the Globalism that has come from both the left and right sides of the American political aisle for the last 30 or 40 years. Supporters and interested parties have used this ideology to create and empower supra-national world entities such as the WTO, UN, World Court and others, to undermine government of, by and for the People. What could be more anti-American than that? Certainly not WikiLeaks.

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  3. Debra, As a citizen of Texas and the CSA, I guess I am not really all that bothered if Assange and WikiLeaks spend all their time trying to make the USA look bad.

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  4. Ha. When TX and the CSA become a power to be reckoned with, I expect the flashlight will turn in your direction. The less our security depends on secrecy, the better. What was whispered in a corner is now shouted from the rooftops—or WikiLeaks, or YouTube.

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  5. I agree with this Yankee.

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  6. Huh. You’d think this would be big news, yet it seems to have been largely ignored by MSM sources. I wonder why? 🙄


    “Trump’s first full month in office brings massive employment boom as U.S. companies added whopping 298,000 new jobs in February
    New job figures from ADP beat economists’ estimates by more than 100,000
    Official February numbers will be out on Friday and are expected to lower the unemployment rate to 4.7 per cent
    Trump tweeted that January and February ‘were the strongest consecutive months for hiring since August and September 2015’ “

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  7. I see the local ammo manufacturer is selling quite a bit less ammo now that Trump has been elected. People are less fearful, they say.


  8. First he’s found in contempt, and now it appears he’s guilty of perjury as well. I would think applying the heat to Holder may help them loosen his lips on Obama’s actions to thwart Trump. It can’t hurt to try.


    “No, not Jeff Sessions. Sessions was asked whether representatives of the Trump campaign had been in contact with Russian officials on behalf of the campaign, and Sessions said he didn’t know anything about that. He hadn’t had such contact on behalf of the campaign. His answer was completely and fully accurate. No one asked Sessions whether he had ever met a Russian.

    I am talking about Eric Holder, who almost certainly did commit perjury when testifying under oath before the House Judiciary Committee. We wrote about it here. The story is worth remembering. Holder was asked whether DOJ could prosecute reporters under the Espionage Act:

    Two weeks ago, testifying under oath before the House Judiciary Committee, Holder was asked whether the Justice Department could prosecute reporters under the Espionage Act of 1917. His response (emphasis added) was:

    In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material — this is not something I’ve ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy.

    When he gave this testimony, Holder had personally signed a request to a court to authorize a wiretap on Fox News reporter James Rosen. The request stated that Rosen may have acted as “an aider, abettor and/or co-conspirator” by obtaining national security materials from a government official also under investigation.

    I followed up on this post, pointing out that the affidavit that Holder submitted in order to obtain a search warrant for James Rosen’s email accounts specifically said that Rosen was a potential criminal defendant:”

    “So the issue is rather squarely posed: Holder testified that he had never “been involved in” or even “heard of” any “potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material.” And yet, he participated in “extensive deliberations,” “discussed” and approved of the filing of an application for a search warrant that specifically represented to the court that a reporter has “potential criminal liability in this matter.” It is hard to imagine a more direct contradiction.

    Either Eric Holder was suffering from acute memory loss at a young age, or he committed perjury. But, because the press was slavishly devoted to Barack Obama and his minions, no matter how corrupt or dishonest they may be, hardly anyone knows about this shameful episode.”

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  9. That’s it, reinforce the perception/stereotype that the feminist movement is a bunch of shrews, by you know, being a bunch of shrews. 🙄


    “The “Day Without a Woman” strike on Wednesday may mean a day with fewer smiles.

    While not every one plans to skip work, many who want to show solidarity with the growing feminist movement said they plan to strike from unpaid work that women disproportionately do, including cooking, cleaning and, some said, smiling.

    More specifically, fake smiling.

    Some feminists say the happy face they sport by habit — or on command — is a form of unpaid “emotional labor.” They do it to be pleasant, to be likable, or because someone told them to do it: “Why don’t you smile!””

    ‘“From the time you are small, as a woman you are encouraged to put on a friendly face,” said Ariana Ascherl, an activist in Anne Arundel, Md., who is organizing a rally in front of the Supreme Court Wednesday with the Democratic Socialists of America.

    On her day of action, she also plans to abstain from doing laundry and volunteering at her daughter’s school. She is also trying to be more conscious about how and when she smiles. “I’ve been accused of having a resting nice face,” she said. “Social conditioning is a hard thing to break.””

    Fight The Power!

    Or something….. 😵


  10. I must be missing something. Why is a convicted bomber who deliberately killed 2 people in Israel 1) still breathing, and 2) living in the US? Are we really that stupid?

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  11. Look! Puerto Rico’s Teachers Pension Fund looks just like the Social Security and Medicare Programs


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