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Susan Rice’s compunction bypass operation was a success!

8 hours 21 min ago

**Written by Doug Powers

Gloriously self-unaware and proud of it, former Obama adviser Susan Rice is really swinging for the shamelessness fences with this one:

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Funny stuff coming from one of the early pioneers of “fake news.”

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Projection: It’s not just for breakfast anymore!

Even better, Rice’s article is appearing in the Washington Post under this slogan:

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**Written by Doug Powers

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Bring fugitive cop-killer Assata Shakur back ASAP!

Wed, 03/22/2017 - 00:01

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Bring Assata back ASAP
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2017

If FBI agents have time to track down Tom Brady’s stolen Super Bowl jerseys, why can’t they bring back AWOL convicted cop-killer Assata Shakur?

It is time for the agency’s most wanted woman in the world to pay her dues. And President Trump is just the man to force this militant and unrepentant escapee to face justice.

Forty years ago this week, a New Jersey jury convicted Joanne D. Chesimard – a.k.a. Assata Shakur – on first-degree murder, assault, and other charges in the 1973 traffic stop execution of state trooper Werner Foerster and wounding of trooper James Harper. She received a life (plus 30 years) sentence.

But instead of serving behind bars, Shakur has led the pampered life of a “political fugitive” in socialist Cuba after her radical Black Liberation Army buddies busted her out of prison. The late Fidel Castro’s regime provided the fugitive murderer and social justice vigilante an apartment, stipends, books, and funding for graduate school.

As she ages in comfort, the BLA’s self-styled mother hen is now a campus icon among the Black Lives Matter generation. She’s a t-shirt, a poster, an Internet meme. Just last week at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, minority students convened an “Assata Shakur Reading Group”—which the school newspaper described as a “biweekly book club for people of color that focuses on radical, black activism.”

Activism? Try blood-stained domestic terrorism. At the time of Trooper Foerster’s murder, the BLA had been tied to the murders of more than 10 police officers across the country. Before the turnpike shootout, the BLA had ambushed two pairs of NYPD officers in a 48-hour spree, killing two of them; murdered another cop in Atlanta; and executed another pair of NYPD officers in 1972. Chesimard, her brother-in-law Zayd Shakur (who died in the gunfight with Foerster and Harper) and another BLA member were wanted for questioning in the murder of two of those cops when they were stopped.

BLA’s “sole goal,” domestic terrorism expert and author Bryan Burrough noted in an interview for my new CRTV.com investigative program on Shakur, “was assassinating policemen.” When BLA thugs ambushed rookie NYPD officers Rocco Laurie (who was white) and Greg Foster (who was black) while they walked the beat in the East Village in 1972, they didn’t just shoot them. They stood “over them and just continue(d) to shoot into their bodies, into their heads” after they lay dead in the snow, Burrough recounted.

Retired FBI agent and Morris County, N.J. sheriff James Gannon further schooled the ignorant: “This is not a soccer mom, this is a woman who was involved in very high-end, very violent crimes.”

Joseph Connor, whose father Frank was murdered by the BLA-aligned Puerto terrorist group FALN in 1975, added that these violent left-wing extremists were far from freedom-loving peaceful protesters: “They were looking to subjugate people beneath them. They weren’t looking to free people, they were looking to murder people, they were looking to cause mayhem.”

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has vowed to use trade policy to pressure Cuba to extradite Shakur and scores of other convicted criminal fugitives back to the U.S. President Trump, who ushered in a new era of respect for law enforcement after eight years of Obama coddling of the social justice mob, should get this deal done before yet another grim anniversary passes.

Every day they wait is another day the Left’s violent movement for “armed struggle” against our men and women in blue festers with impunity.

“Cop-killer Assata Shakur: The FBI’s Most Wanted Women in the World,” debuts March 22 on CRTV.com’s “Michelle Malkin Investigates.”

Al Franken overturns Judge Gorsuch’s opinion using power of absurdity vested in him by SNL

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 21:57

**Written by Doug Powers

At Tuesday’s Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing for Neil Gorsuch, Sen. Al Franken proved that he’s good enough, smart enough, and doggone it he’s going to serve as the inspiration for a progressive court-of-hypothetical-appeals justice in an SNL skit someday:

He relentlessly sparred with Gorsuch about the nominee’s dissent in the case of a trucking company employee who was fired after abandoning his cargo when no one came to help him during a breakdown, and he was stuck for hours in subzero temperatures. Gorsuch came down on the side of the company.

“I had a career in identifying absurdity, and I know it when I see it,” said Franken, a former “Saturday Night Live” performer and writer. “And it makes me question your judgment.”

Franken not only had a career identifying absurdity but currently serves as an example of it. Case in point: Al Franken is on the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Here’s the video. At issue is Gorsuch’s ruling at what’s known as the “frozen trucker” case.

On Monday, Franken said this in reference to Antonin Scalia:

Sen. Al Franken (D., Minn.) lamented that Scalia’s “rigid” ideology has “infected the bench”: “While no one can dispute (his) love of the Constitution, the document he revered looks very different from the one that I have sworn to support and defend.”

I don’t doubt it.

Let’s adjourn with this:

@GaetaSusan @Just_a_Texan

Check out Judge Gorsuch giving Sen actor Frankenstein the #EyeRoll… Priceless!

Chuck Schumer offers a clue how he thinks Dem attempts to trip up Gorsuch are going; Update: Elizabeth Warren too

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 15:57

**Written by Doug Powers

How are Senate Judicial Committee Democrat attempts to prove that Neil Gorsuch isn’t fit to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court going? Allow Chuck Schumer to provide a big clue:

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When that doesn’t happen, “Operation: Plant a bottle of Stoli in Gorsuch’s briefcase” is a GO!

We’ll know it went really bad if Dems pull the fire alarm just before the vote is taken next month.

Update:

Dances With Identity Theft can be counted among Dems who want to put the brakes on the Gorsuch hearing:

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But presidential aspirations can’t.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Rep. Maxine Waters: Impeachment is nigh!

Tue, 03/21/2017 - 10:10

**Written by Doug Powers

You’re finished, Trump — finished! Mwa-ha-ha:

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Nothing like an ethics slam coming from Maxine Waters! She’s good at tossing out red meat for the Dem base to devour, but not so good at math when it comes to the party makeup of Congress in the aftermath of the Obama era.

**Written by Doug Powers

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Fear not, because Dianne Feinstein will determine if Gorsuch is a ‘reasonable’ conservative judge or witch burning ‘originalist’

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 17:36

**Written by Doug Powers

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Neil Gorsuch began today, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein is troubled by the SCOTUS nominee’s reputation as an “originalist,” partly because of all the witch burning don’t-cha-know:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) offered her interpretation of the Constitution at Monday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. In her opening remarks, the Democratic senator said she was deeply troubled by the nominee’s identifying himself as a constitutional “originalist.”

Feinstein began by noting she was “deeply disappointed” that Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, did not get the luxury of a hearing. Nevertheless, she said it is now the committee’s job to determine whether Gorsuch is a “reasonable mainstream conservative” fit for the highest court in the land.

She did not seem to have much confidence in the nominee. Feinstein is disturbed by Gorsuch’s originalism, she argued, because she believes the concept “ignores the intent of the framers.”
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Feinstein noted that at the time of the document’s initial drafting, slavery was still an institution and women were still being burned at the stake for witchcraft. If the document had not evolved with culture, she added, we would still have segregated schools and women wouldn’t be equally protected under the law.

A “reasonable mainstream conservative” defined by Senate liberals in this context would fall somewhere in between David Souter and Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s favorite barista at Grounds for Impeachment.

Don’t worry though, because Feinstein will work hard to determine Gorsuch’s authentic conservative cred:

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Fear not, because Dianne Feinstein will determine if Gorsuch is a ‘reasonable’ conservative judge or witch burning ‘originalist’

Mon, 03/20/2017 - 17:36

**Written by Doug Powers

The Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Neil Gorsuch began today, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein is troubled by the SCOTUS nominee’s reputation as an “originalist,” partly because of all the witch burning don’t-cha-know:

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) offered her interpretation of the Constitution at Monday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing for Trump’s nominee to the Supreme Court, Neil Gorsuch. In her opening remarks, the Democratic senator said she was deeply troubled by the nominee’s identifying himself as a constitutional “originalist.”

Feinstein began by noting she was “deeply disappointed” that Obama’s choice for the Supreme Court, Merrick Garland, did not get the luxury of a hearing. Nevertheless, she said it is now the committee’s job to determine whether Gorsuch is a “reasonable mainstream conservative” fit for the highest court in the land.

She did not seem to have much confidence in the nominee. Feinstein is disturbed by Gorsuch’s originalism, she argued, because she believes the concept “ignores the intent of the framers.”
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Feinstein noted that at the time of the document’s initial drafting, slavery was still an institution and women were still being burned at the stake for witchcraft. If the document had not evolved with culture, she added, we would still have segregated schools and women wouldn’t be equally protected under the law.

A “reasonable mainstream conservative” defined by Senate liberals in this context would fall somewhere in between David Souter and Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s favorite barista at Grounds for Impeachment.

Don’t worry though, because Feinstein will work hard to determine Gorsuch’s authentic conservative cred:

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Donna Brazile admits tipping off Hillary campaign, but the Russians made her do it (Sunday open thread)

Sun, 03/19/2017 - 11:20

**Written by Doug Powers

Sunday open thread, March Madness edition, is hereby convened. While I spend the rest of the day picking up the pieces of my shattered brackets, a few passing observations to tip things off…

Any past claims that Donna Brazile has made regarding Russian interference in the U.S. election process can officially be stamped and filed under “Projection”:

Former interim Democratic National Committee Chair Donna Brazile admitted Friday that she forwarded Democratic primary town hall questions to members of Hillary Clinton’s campaign – something she had previously denied.

In an essay for Time published Friday, called “Russian DNC Narrative Played Out Exactly As They Hoped,” the Democratic strategist said she had in fact passed on topics, despite saying she had not when her communications with the campaign were leaked by WikiLeaks in October.

“[I]n October, a subsequent release of emails revealed that among the many things I did in my role as a Democratic operative and D.N.C. Vice Chair prior to assuming the interim D.N.C. Chair position was to share potential town hall topics with the Clinton campaign,” she wrote.
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In the essay, Brazile said she will “forever regret” the decision to leak the questions to the Clinton campaign.

“My job was to make all our Democratic candidates look good, and I worked closely with both campaigns to make that happen. But sending those emails was a mistake I will forever regret,” she wrote.

Naturally Brazile still blames Russia:

“By stealing all the DNC’s emails and then selectively releasing those few,” she explained, “the Russians made it look like I was in the tank for Secretary Clinton. Despite the strong, public support I received from top Sanders campaign aides in the wake of those leaks, the media narrative played out just as the Russians had hoped, leaving Sanders supporters understandably angry and sowing division in our ranks.”

The Russians then somehow got CNN to part ways with Brazile and made the DNC send Debbie Wasserman Schultz packing. Putin works in mysterious ways.

Last October, after a presidential debate, Brazile denied passing the questions along to the Clinton camp in an interview that’s now in the “Homina Homina Homina” Hall of Fame:

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Hillary Clinton, of “I’m proudest to have Republicans among my biggest enemies” and “basket of deplorables” infamy, took her message of inclusiveness and bipartisanship to Pennsylvania on St. Patrick’s Day where she announced that woodland creatures had voted her out of the forest:

Four months after a crushing loss to Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton says she’s ready.

“I am ready to come out of the woods and to help shine a light on what is already happening around kitchen tables, at dinners like this, to help draw strength that will enable everybody to keep going,” the former U.S. Democratic presidential candidate told the Society of Irish Women at a St. Patrick’s Day event on Friday in Scranton, Penn., her father’s hometown.

Clinton suggested that change likely won’t come from Washington. “What can we do to try to bring people together and to try to find that common ground, even higher ground, sister, so that we listen to each other again and we know that we can make a difference? I’m not sure it will come out of Washington yet, but I think it can come out of Scranton. Let’s find ways to do that.”

Hopefully she emerges from the woods in Wisconsin. Better late than never.

The St. Patrick’s Day appearance in Pennsylvania confirmed that Hillary’s just as genuine as ever:

By the way, if Clinton were a Republican she’d have been peppered with questions about Donna Brazile’s admitted thumb on the scale for Hillary over Bernie, but there’s little chance she’ll ever be asked about it by a mainstream media reporter.

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In other Clinton news, Chelsea has joined the board of directors at Expedia:

A filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission this week shows the travel firm expanded the number of members on its board up from 13 to 14 members and voted for the former first daughter to take the new position.

As MarketWatch notes, Clinton’s compensation will be a “standard” $45,000 a year, plus stock grants valued at $250,000 in accordance to the company’s proxy statement for its 2016 annual meeting of stockholders.

With a chance that two Clintons could run for public office in the near future, the family might be angling to finally bring their Graftline.com idea to life — “name your own price for access.”

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There seem to be some major security issues at the White House that still need addressing.

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Howard Dean’s shocked — shocked — that Immigration & Customs Enforcement is enforcing immigration & customs laws:

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ICE’s “agenda” is in the name of the agency, Howard — the “political” motivation is on the Dem side of the aisle.

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Among the concerns of climate change alarmists in regards to Lake Tahoe has been the water level:

Not surprisingly, California’s brutal drought conditions of recent years are also reflected in the lake’s water levels with precipitation less than two-thirds of average. The level of the lake is down by nine inches in 2015 and was below its natural rim all but one day during the year, allowing no water to flow into the Truckee River.

“Help” has arrived:

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It’s almost as if those kinds of fluctuations occur naturally over time or something. If it overflows though, bet the ranch that “climate change” gets the blame.

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Speaking of climate change, Monty Python’s Eric Idle isn’t looking on the bright side of life:

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I’m old enough to remember when those guys mercilessly made fun of institutions that colluded to silence those they considered to be heretics.

Have a good Sunday all!

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Debt Queen Nancy Pelosi concerned Trump budget proposal would result in ‘disaster’ across America

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 23:15

**Written by Doug Powers

The wind-up:

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And the pitch:

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Nancy should know all about “disaster”:

Pelosi was the 52nd speaker of the House. During her tenure, she amassed more debt than the first 49 speakers combined.

The fact that Pelosi wants everybody to think a $1.1 trillion budget proposal is a draconian austerity proposal speaks volumes about what’s actually been a “disaster” for the U.S. the last several years.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

L.A. Times’ pitch to save National Endowment for the Arts funding might not be a big sell in red states

Fri, 03/17/2017 - 14:00

**Written by Doug Powers

They report this like it’s some sort of a threat:

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By “we” the Times means “Democrats”:

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I might support continued funding for this particular play as long as the producer agreed to change the title to “Godfather of the Electoral College.”

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

Lean Floor-ward: 4 million viewers watched Rachel Maddow step on a Trump rake Wednesday night

Thu, 03/16/2017 - 18:30

**Written by Doug Powers

This is a progressive classic: MSNBC’s lead Resistor™ who breathlessly hyped the backfired Trump scoop blames viewers for expecting too much:

Rachel Maddow says that if people felt let down by her story about President Donald Trump’s 2005 tax document it’s more because of the weight of expectation than anything she did.

The MSNBC host found herself in the odd position Wednesday of defending herself from criticism following one of the biggest-ever scoops for her show. Maddow’s show revealed, through reporter David Cay Johnston, two pages of tax return information that showed Trump earned $150 million in 2005 and paid $38 million in income taxes that year. Trump has steadfastly refused to release his tax returns.
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“Because I have information about the president doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily a scandal,” she said. “It doesn’t mean that it’s damning information. If other people leapt to that conclusion without me indicating that it was, that hype is external to what we did.”

Gosh, why would her viewers have been expecting something helpful to the liberal narrative?

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If you missed Maddow’s segment on Trump’s tax forms, it went like this:

But there was a temporary upside to the bait & switch for MSNBC, because the hype paid off:

More than four million people watched Rachel Maddow unveil Donald Trump’s tax figures from 2005.

According to the Hollywood Reporter, the audience for the MSNBC was 60 percent larger than it usually is when Maddow revealed two pages from a decade-old federal tax return at 9 p.m. on Tuesday night. She had a 1.2 rating in the key news demo of adults 25-54.

There’s no data though concerning how many of those people were liberals who later angrily turned off the TV and sought comfort in the arms of Keith Olbermann’s podcast.

**Written by Doug Powers

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AP Climate Desk: Global warming could really screw up the Kentucky Derby, or something

Wed, 03/15/2017 - 23:02

**Written by Doug Powers

The Associated Press sums up one possible future following a global warming apocalypse:

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In a million years, there just might have to be a litter box on turn three at Churchill Downs.

A warming climate could play Shrinky Dinks with certain mammals, at least according to this AP report:

Global warming shrank certain animals in the ancient past, and scientists think it could happen again.

Warm-blooded animals got smaller at least twice in Earth’s history when carbon dioxide levels soared and temperatures spiked as part of a natural warming, a new study says.

University of New Hampshire researcher Abigail D’Ambrosia warned that mammals — but not people — could shrivel in the future under even faster man-made warming.

“It’s something we need to keep an eye out for,” said D’Ambrosia, who led the new work. “The question is how fast are we going to see these changes.”

Details here. Humans are excluded from the “shrinking” warning, at least for now, likely because the alarmists are keenly aware that anybody who’s ever tried to squeeze into an ancestor’s breeches would not consider that science to be settled.

The article basically is a testament to how irrelevant humans are when it comes to causes of a changing climate, though I highly doubt that was the intent:

The bigger natural warming – 56 million years ago – saw temperatures rise 9 degrees (5.8 degrees Celsius) or more probably from giant belches of methane from dead plants and animals that had accumulated on the sea floor, said Princeton University climate scientist Michael Oppenheimer.

The prudent progressive will be able to draw only one conclusion from that: Damn you, Scott Pruitt!

(h/t Climate Depot)

**Written by Doug Powers

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