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Watch it live!

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This article  explains how you can watch the super blue blood moon event live online.   This one  tells you the locations available in the UK,  Canada and the US.   Another gives some  precise times  for the events.

It should all be worth your while, folks!   I’m posting this now so you hve time to prepare.

 

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January 30, 2018 at 9:38 pm

How entertaining…

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The House Intelligence Committee has voted  to release  the four-page memo the GOP prepared,  and against releasing the Democrats’ counter-memo.   The counter-memo was  not released  because it has not been released to the full committee yet.   Democrats are scurrying around with their collective hair on fire,  shrieking unintelligibly about national security and such.

I am certainly looking forward to seeing a summary document of the whole FISA mess which by necessity will mention the Russia collusion and the myriad connections to Hillary,  especially in light of the fact that FBI Director Christopher Wray and  Deputy Attorney General Rod  Rosenstein met with Chairman Devin Nunes to review the memo and Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe  was removed  from his position shortly thereafter.   Was there  some connection  between the memo and McCabe’s departure?   Or did it have to do with the Inspector General’s  scheduled testimony  before Congress,  which has abruptly been canceled?   My remaining question is,  will McCabe be allowed to retire,  or will he be perp-walked out of his house to a holding cell?

 

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January 30, 2018 at 3:57 pm

Zinke targeted again…

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This time by the ultra-Left Huffington Post,  which wadded its panties up its nether regions because the Interior Secretary  didn’t disclose ownership of stock shares worth less than a grand,  which is the level at which one must report them.   I suspect a hidden outrage is that Proof Research sells firearms and advanced weapons material  —  oh,  the horror!  Unfortunately,  HuffPo is far from the only media outlet which obfuscates,  misleads and outright lies.   One can not swallow enough grains of salt to take anything it produces at face value, and that goes for a huge swath of the media these days,  which appears to have forgotten that it received special protections because it was expected to perform special services for the public.

I admire the military,  especially the elite units,  including the SEALs,  which Mr. Zinke formerly served with.   You don’t earn your way into such a class of warriors without being a tough SOB,  so I’m not the least surprised that he is methodically examining everything within Interior’s purview and slashing regulations and proposing changes which The Swamp and the Deep State seriously object to.   He is a man for whom the only status quo is completing the mission,  an attitude almost totally foreign amongst the bureaucratic stakeholders.

 

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January 29, 2018 at 3:05 pm

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Accidental truth…

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You would think that the Huffington Post,  a stalwart progressive fountain of group-think,  would protect hillary Clinton when she accidentally tells the truth about something,  but in this one instance,  you  would be wrong.

Mrs. Clinton has always been  extremely flexible  and picky when it comes to defending oxen which have been gored…..

 

 

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January 28, 2018 at 3:10 pm

Flying high…

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President Trump has cut some funding to the U.N. agency for Palestinian refugees,  which I would classify as a good start.   In the face of that news, the eternally corrupt Palestinian Authority  is reported  to have purchased a new luxurious $50 million private jet to be used by Pres.  Mahmoud Abbas.

Why we taxpayers are forced to give one red cent to  a fiction  is beyond me.   Abbas and his cronies are not interested in peace,  only in having a “process”  by which he can garner more funding,  precious little of which actually reaches his people.

 

 

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January 27, 2018 at 2:58 pm

Why is anyone…

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…still willing to live in California?   Should a waiter who gives a  plastic straw  to a diner who did not specifically request one be subject to six months in jail and a fine of up to a grand?   Of course not,  but two cities in that state have already passed such laws,  and now the state legislature is considering doing the same.

The solution is to instead pass a law that any government official asking for  a straw or a glass of water be subject to those punishments.  After all, they should help save the planet too,  right?

When an illegal alien who doesn’t speak English is the first one tripped up,  it will be fascinating to see the progressives tie their tongues into pretzel knots trying to weasel out of the law.

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January 26, 2018 at 3:01 pm

Lunar shows…

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The  last time  that there was a blue moon,  a supermoon,  and a total lunar eclipse at the same time for North America was on March 31, 1866.

It is going to happen again on January 31st,  so mark your calendars.  Even if you’re not a great fan of celestial shows,  this is such a rare event that you owe it to yourself to check it all out.   Make sure your children do as well!

 

 

 

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January 25, 2018 at 3:52 pm

Pod-eaters…

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If you are stupid enough  to eat a  detergent pod,  thank you for potentially removing yourself  from the gene pool.  I’m just surprised your parents survived enough years to produce you and fail to monitor you adequately.

I’m faintly surprised that YouTube is  pulling the  videos  of the idiot teens trying this trick,  because it still carries plenty of other content that I would  characterize as promoting  ‘dangerous activities’.   This certainly isn’t the sort of free advertising Tide seeks.

 

 

 

 

 

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January 24, 2018 at 3:10 pm

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Shutdown differences…

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When President Obama shut down the government,  he made sure that extra Park Police were on hand along to make sure that the physical barriers which had been brought in were sufficient to keep school children away from the Lincoln Memorial and veterans away from the Vietnam wall and the WWII memorial.

Under the just ended Schumer Shutdown,  Interior Secretary and former Navy SEAL Ryan  Zinke was  at such sites,  welcoming visitors, handing out brochures and picking up trash.   Yes,  his agency was furloughed, but he was out there by himself.  To the Leftists trying to rewrite Obama’s history by claiming the parks are not safe without workers,  law enforcement was at the venues,  so since Antif,  the bitter leftovers from the Women’s March, or the Dreamers didn’t show up,  visitors were perfectly safe and undoubtedly had more room to breathe at the  most popular attractions.

Since the shutdown was so short,  I won’t be posting separately on it,  but here is a very  good read  on it by Scott McKay,  and another by Rich Lowry,  here.   Let’s hear it for the Schumer Surrender!

 

 

 

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January 23, 2018 at 3:36 pm

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Ain’t he sweet…

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Rep. Adam Schiff has been in front of network cameras for over a year now,  shrieking “Russia! Russia! Russia! Trump! Trump! Trump!”,  and proclaiming at the top of his lungs that there was a raging fire of Trump collusion with Russia and he knew all about it.

Now that the collusion seems to have been all on the part of Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama,  he seems quite desperate for the public to be prevented from seeing the four-page memo which apparently details who, what,  when and where.   He is referring to it  as a set  of Republican talking points,  but if it were merely that he wouldn’t have stopped leaking everything he could lay his hands on to proclaim there was nothing to see.   In fact,  given his history of sieve-like behavior,  it is astonishing to realize that he has not leaked a word of the document.  The ultimate tell is that he is claiming that We the People are just  too stupid  to understand the  memo.

The funny thing is that he seems as oblivious as Hillary was, having just gratuitously insulted the American electorate.   But I forget  — he depends on the votes of illegal aliens because he is a Democrat,  a progressive,  and he represents California,  which has basically declared itself a sanctuary state,  and why not since it has chased all its middle class taxpayers off and is now a poor state.   If you tallied up all its debts honestly,  the state would be totally bankrupt financially,  having long been bankrupted morally and ethically.

Get on the phone to your Congress critters and demand they get the memo on FISA violations released.  It is well past time that the crooks in the Swamp be named and held to account.

 

Written by timeforthorns

January 22, 2018 at 3:50 pm