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Tapper’s thumb…

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At least Tapper is claiming that his “clumsy’ digit somehow caused him to retweet something.   What I find surprising is that anyone actually believes there is a dime’s worth of difference between Democratic Socialists,  progressives,  and the Left.

 

 

 

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July 16, 2018 at 3:22 pm

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I can’t believe…

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…that former White House press secretary Tony Snow  died a  decade ago.  I have not willingly watched a daily briefing since he left that post.

 

 

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July 15, 2018 at 3:08 pm

Students remain…

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…alarmingly unaware of what is going on in the world.   Being liberals,  this bunch did not know that Pres. Trump had not yet announced his SCOTUS nominee.   If you are still laboring under the delusion that progressive stupidity and indoctrination has not taken over the education system,  this should  open your eyes.

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July 9, 2018 at 3:10 pm

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If you worry…

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…about pay,  security,  and losing your job to a robot,  going out  on strike seems to me an incentive for your boss to  investigate robots immediately.   Technically the workers are not striking,  but they are picketing ventures which have not reached agreements with the union.   If I were one of those property owners I’d already be negotiating with robot makers,  so the pressure the union leaders claim they are applying may backfire on them in a major way.

When unions formed they were a boon to the worker,  improving working conditions,  pay scales and the like.   Unions now exist to provide political clout to union leaders and Democrats,  who receive almost every dollar the unions spend in cash and in-kind contributions.

Full disclosure:  Years ago I belonged to a group of women who protected workers from union harassment.  We were mostly middle-aged,  and we all had concealed carry gun permits.   After only 3 confrontations,  the union muscle left the area.   Apparently the fact that we all had our permit numbers on our jacket sleeves and were openly carrying handguns made them nervous and jerky since the northern states they hailed from basically didn’t allow ordinary citizens to carry weapons.

 

 

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July 8, 2018 at 2:31 pm

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July 4th, 2018…

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If you want to judge how miserably public education is doing these days, check out  these clueless  beach  goers.   It’s no wonder that less than half of us are  extremely proud  to be Americans,  and that’s not  just students.   As Howie Carr writes,  it isn’t  just a day  to have a party.   It means something,  and it is up to you to do what the school systems will no longer do  — teach it.   And you can show it by supporting some veteran-owned businesses  like these.

Many of the people who are partying hard at the beach or wherever do not understand  true liberty and independence.  I know several families whose tradition it is to read  the Declaration  of Independence on this day and explain it to the young.   If you have someone  like Steve Hilton  in your neighborhood,  you have a great choice at hand.   He understands that the document is  old but not  in the least outdated, and that this holiday  should serve  to unite,  rather than divide us.

Pres. Trump has given the nation an excellent birthday present by taking some of the progressive chains off of  the economy,  and trying to fulfill his campaign promise to  take America  back and help make it great again.   That’s one reason he is fighting to  stem illegal  immigration.

We are fortunate,  because,  despite eight miserable years of Barack Obama and the best efforts of the America-hating progressives, we are still  mostly free.   That is no small accomplishment,   but we  must remain  vigilant.   One of my ancestors signed the Declaration, but even if yours did not you can have a go at protecting your country now.  You can begin by reading a little bit about  five black men  who helped the colony win its independence,  and I’ll be surprised if most of you have even heard of any of these patriots.

If you’ve never seen baseball great Lou Gehrig’s farewell speech,  you can see part of  it here.   Some western towns will be  using drones  instead of traditional fireworks because of concerns about wildfires.   Here’s a Reagan story  you probably don’t know.  And finish with a variety of performances of  our national  anthem.

Wherever you are and whatever way you choose to celebrate,  please be aware that you live in a remarkable country full of generous and kind people,  and that you are obligated to do your part to keep this nation.  I’m headed for a cold beer because it’s scorching hot and humid and there are still burgers and brats to ber grilled.   Be safe and happy.

UPDATE:  The Washington Post is indulging in a major snark fit by claiming the White House July 4th concert  has no stars  performing.  In actual fact the USO-organized concert has plenty of talent appearing  —  they just don’t happen to be mindless lefty celebrities.  The difference is that these performers are proud to be Americans and to be performing at the White House.   We will never get back  to this,  but as John Stossel also notes,  we still offer more freedom than other nations because of our Constitution and the Declaration.

And speaking of the latter,  a rare  parchment copy  of it has been found by a team of researchers led by two Harvard University academics at a British archive among the papers of the Third Duke of Richmond,  an aristocrat who supported the rebels.   What a lovely birthday present!  And one which we should admire,  because those old white men were not only intelligent and brave,  they created a system which would allow the individual to  flourish.  Shame on us if we allow any more of it to be stripped from us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by timeforthorns

July 4, 2018 at 2:20 pm

Meet the new Democrats…

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An attractive  young woman  has won a Democratic primary,  beating a ten-term Congressman,  despite campaigning with a known  anti-Semitic and racist.  This matters because Joe Crowley was expected to become the next Speaker of the House if the Democrats took it over.    The former speaker,  Nancy Pelosi,  doesn’t like  being compared  with the newcomer.   Sen. Bernie Sanders is over the moon with happiness because she is an avowed Democratic Socialist,  just like he is,  she is calling for Pres. Trump’s impeachment,  she thinks it requires “political courage” to raise taxes,  and claims ICE is running family-separation black sites at the border.

In other words,  just like Bernie,  she has no grasp of economics,  opposes the Constitution,  imagines the Bill of Rights protects only her and the like-minded,  and imagines We the People will meekly accept being ruled by her.   Yes,  she’s a bit of a lunatic,  but she truly does  represent the new face of the Democratic Party which has certainly been losing its collective mind ever since Trump was elected.

UPDATE:  I found  the platform  she ran on.   Heaven help us…

 

 

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June 28, 2018 at 2:59 pm

Of course it is…

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No conservative is surprised to discover that Trump country is far  more tolerant  than progressive enclaves anywhere.  They are supposedly knuckle-draggers,  Bible-thumpers,  white supremacists,   little Hitlers or just hopeless stupid and biased.   But in truth,  Trump supporters are largely regular joes,  ordinary American citizens who treat even awful people with courtesy and respect.   We don’t refuse to serve them food,  and we certainly don’t chase them across the street to protest.   I wonder if we have been too nice for far too long.

If you think back to the Bush/Gore election, Republican staffers dressed in slacks and button-down shirts supposedly inspired terror in Democratic operatives.   Apparently our conservative thoughts are enough to cause extreme fear in liberals.   I’m in favor of providing even more cause for their panic.   Arm yourself with logic,  reason,  and actual facts,  and laugh out loud at them when they revert to emotional thinking and start attacking you personally.    That is a clue that you are winning.

 

 

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June 27, 2018 at 3:33 pm

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