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Friday, January 12. 2018
Obviously, Thousands of Irish Teens Need to Be Hauled to Court for Their Own Good and Put on Sex Offender Lists
Finding Faith at Folsom Prison - Johnny Cash saw his famous concert as an opportunity for redemption.
Huge black hole blasts out 'double burp'
I blame climate change
There is no path for anything effective
New York City, Which Uses A Lot Of Fossil Fuels, Decides To Sue Fossil Fuels Companies Over Climate Change Scam
If they really cared, they would just ban all fossil fuel use. It would be interesting. Would DeBlasio have to walk to his unheated gym?
Is monetary value the right way to think about higher ed?
Jay Leno Opens Up About the "Depressing" Nature of Late-Night Today
Heartland Democrats to Washington: You’re Killing Us. New report blames elitist national party for alienating voters, and threatening the party's chances in 2020.
Pew: US media bias ranks most biased in the world
Google’s New ‘Fact-Checker’ Is Partisan Garbage - The tech giant is dishonestly manipulating perceptions about conservative sites before people even read them.
California in revolt: how the progressive state plans to foil the Trump agenda - From immigration to the environment and recreational cannabis, state leaders and activists are finding paths to circumvent the administration. Will it work?
BREAKING: Obama’s Deep State FBI and DOJ Caught Synchronizing Anti-Trump Classified Leaks to Liberal Media
Carr: Clinton’s dodgy dossier is way worse than Watergate
UH OH: Yale Psychiatry Professor Who Wants Trump Examined Has No License
American Psychiatric Association calls for end to ‘arm chair’ psychiatry amid Trump speculation
Of Trump, Holes, and Our Real Immigration Scandals
Trump goes Archie Bunker. Both from Queens... Trump: “Why Are We Having All These People From Sh*Thole Countries Come Here?” That's what everybody wonders.
Guy trolls the press like a very stable genius
Ted Kennedy had promised no immigrants from shithole countries
No, The EU Is Not Militarizing Africa To Halt Migration, But Simply To Organize It
VIENNA POLICE CHARGE 3 MEN FOR WAVING ISRAELI FLAG AT RALLY
Sweden: Not Everyone Can Say #MeToo
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Re: New York City, Which Uses A Lot Of Fossil Fuels, Decides To Sue Fossil Fuels Companies Over Climate Change Scam
https://legalinsurrection.com/2018/01/exxonmobil-prepares-to-sue-california-cities-over-climate-change-claims/ - Exxon is suing the suers over their failure to disclose to their bondholders. Can't have it both ways, claiming on the one hand that there's this catastrophic imminent threat and on the other hand dismissing or ignoring the threat.
Re: New York...
Well, it's not like de Blasio's being hypocritical. He's a socialist and like all good socialists knows that all animals are equal but some are more equal than others.
All the gasoline, gas, and oil companies should tell DiBlasio "goodbye and thanks for all the fish". Also, "Don't call us; we'll not call you."
Re: Ted Kennedy had promised no immigrants from shithole countries
Wait! Is she saying that Ted Kennedy might have lied? Of all the noive!
Ted Kennedy's Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965 was designed to do exactly what it is doing; to flood the country with people who would need lifelong welfare and would thuis be Democrat voters for generations. He knew and the Democrats knew this would alienate middle class and working class Americans and that it would take boatloads of immigrants to achieve this sea change in their voter base. We are now living with their destructive and incredibly effective anti-American legislation.
Our MSM has been complicit in a coverup of the massive negative impact of illegal immigration and legal immigration from "shithole" countries since 1965. It took events like Kate Steinle's murder to defeat the blackout of negative news about immigration. The stats are terrible and we have been shafted by Kennedy and his cohorts on the left. Our prisons are full of immigrant criminals and our cities are full of immigrant criminals not yet convicted. Our welfare costs are out of control pushing us towards bankruptcy with massive numbers of immigrants on welfare. We are the laughing stock of the world because of our birthright citizenship and perhaps a 100,000 pregnant women a year come to the U.S. just to have a baby born here giving them and their relatives a foot in the door for immigration. Our SS system is overloaded with immigrant retirees many of whom did not need to complete the SS requirements that citizens are by law required to complete. All across the country if you are hit by a uninsured driver it is more likely than not that it will be one of Kennedy's legal or illegal immigrants who does it. Ditto for DUI drivers. Ditto for rapists. double ditto for terrorist attacks.
Kennedy's legacy lives on and may well sink our country into the hellhole that describes much of the world.
Guy trolls the press like a very stable genius
Watching WKRP re-runs w/ my son. Haven't watched this particular episode yet, but the one where a hired consultant comes in to revamp WKRP (and sell his programming services). Andy has the entire staff act crazy (crazier than usual), so the consultant has a huge report to hand to Mother Carlson.
That's a good description of how Pres. Trump is handling the hostile news media.
That's the one where Jennifer is the smart efficient one and Bailey sings the NESTLES jingle?
Yeah, and Venus is in the hallway threatening Johnny Fever. I think Herb and Les appear super-competent too.
"N-E-S-T-L-E-S...Nestle's makes the very best...
"Who is more insane, Trump or his critics?"
Seriously has anyone ever considered evaluating Nancy Pelosi for mental illness. The Queen of the House's latest comment is "crumbs! Crumbs! Let them eat crumbs!"
Many of her appearances before the press had to be suppressed; hidden from the public because she is so insane. Why is the MSM covering for her?
Monetary value of High Ed: I recall a poster of a guy with an open garage and five expensive cars inside...and complaints about the clear monetary value of higher ed.
Late night TV: Not interested.
Media bias: What bias, say the Dems.
California: Let it become the hellhole it wishes to be.
The EU media is already covering the "immigration" news correctly..with a pillow. And a blackout.
Sweden: When will the Vikings return?
Nancy Pelosi is really smart, Like Obama, the smartest person in the room. After all, she warned us not to shout "wolf" in a crowded theater. That is very wise advice.
I missed that.
Yeah, that is good advice. Glad she alerted me to that.
President Trump's bias for the vernacular seems to lead to statements that can be misunderstood. I would have recommended saying
"Members of low-trust societies in failed nation-states indifferent to the rule of law."
Calling a sh*thole a sh*thole is poor form, old bean*, poor form, and it's just not done. All it does is excite the sh*thole apologists, doncha know?
* old bean? Boy Genius? you decide
Amen. And I wonder about the advisablilty of anyone wearing a Pussy Hat to lecture me on vulgarity.