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Thursday, October 20. 2016
Chuck Berry, pioneer of rock and roll, celebrates 90th birthday by announcing he has a new album coming
How to exit a party
A biography of Diane Arbus offers a detailed portrait of an artist longing for connection
Mario Batali's Italian White House menu
That's the real Italian food - and no noodles either
Millennial Men Rush to Restore Their Foreskins, ‘Feel Whole Again’
Sagging NFL TV ratings leave owners scrambling for answers
Largest Catholic University Blasts 'Unborn Lives Matter' as 'Bigotry'
University of Florida offers counseling for students offended by Halloween costumes
The Slow, Painful Death of the Media's Cash Cow
Reminder: Washington Hates America
The Government Puts A Gigantic Lead Weight On The Scale Of This And Every Election
The Elite "Have No Idea" - Society Is Near The Breaking Point
The WSJ Warns America: "You've Been Played"
BLM flag flutters over quad at ISU
The Donald just not prepared for the job
Dem Operative Who Oversaw Trump Rally Agitators Visited White House 342 Times
Newt Gingrich on Veritas Videos: 'Where's the FBI?'
FBI Document Dump Proves This Woman Has No Business Anywhere Near Power
Judicial Watch: New Emails Show Hillary Clinton Contacts with Bryan Pagliano – Raise New Questions About Her Sworn Testimony
Clinton sleaze is baked in the cake, makes no difference
Lib Journalist Budowsky Called Out on Live TV Over His Podesta Emails
CEO Of Google’s Parent Company Works Directly With Clinton Cam
Trump Eviscerated Hillary in Debate #3. What Difference, at This Point, Does It Make?
Hillary Is Not a "Soulless, Pragmatic Corporatist Who Will Preserve the Status Quo," as Pro-Hillary "Conservatives" Claim. She Sees Herself as a Messianic Joan of Arc to Deliver the Left's Revelation to the Earth.
For the children...
Clinton campaign manager: Avoid talk about Israel, to keep Democrats happy
"America Has Lost" - Duterte Announces "Separation" From United States, Alligns With China
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Largest Catholic University Blasts 'Unborn Lives Matter' as 'Bigotry'
Last nite I read about a conservative mom who was "cyberbullied" and slammed for being concerned about the "music" her teenage daughter was listening to. (I'm assuming it was rap, not familiar).
So now we're trying to be social engineered that caring for people, even our own offspring is deviant and to be punished. Can this get any worse?
That White House dinner I hosted with my tax dollars does sound delicious, however, the fist course was actually stuffed pasta.
"Where is the FBI?"
I don't trust the FBI. They came out of the closet with the Hillary case but they have been skirting the law for years and playing fast an loose with politics and the law for years. They performed very badly at Ruby Ridge, Waco and Oklahoma City. They have been involved in cover ups as in Fast and Furious and throughout the Bill Clinton presidency. Their actions during the flight 800 investigation seems designed to disregard any evidence that didn't fit the pre-ordained conclusion. Their policy of not recording their interviews and then to make a report based on the interviewers conclusions of what was said rather than what was actually said is incredibly stupid and seems designed to allow the fabrication of evidence. An honest person would be a fool to talk to an FBI agent.
all gubmint agencies are in the bag.
pournelle's iron law of bureacracy.
NFL owners may be scrambling for answers, but they're also wearing blindfolds.
Why does DePaul hate babies so much?
The Elite have no idea and BLM flag flies over ISU: Two aspects of the same problem.
Trump is way more prepared for the job than Hillary and much more so than Obama. Why do we always have to have candidates who have loads of 'political' experience? I never understood that. Running a state (such as governors who run for the presidency) is quite similar to running a business. You are the CEO of the state.
The only additional bit you need is the experience for the world stage and most governors do not have that. So they are now in the same category as Trump.
In a business you need to hire and fire, delegate responsibility, keep track of the financial health of your firm, work within the laws, etc. Please tell me what is so terribly different about the presidency in terms of running the domestic concerns?
You can have all the 'experience' in the world to be president, as Clinton claims to have, but it cam be bad experience...which we can see by looking at her horrible failures in foreign policy, her email scandal, the way she inserted her Foundation into the State Dept., etc. She has already proven that if she took the oath of office she would by lying as she spoke the words.
See you, Hillary! You will be gone on November 9th. Hopefully, never to be heard from again except when you are in court trying to defend your heinous actions.
From the movie City Slickers -
Phil: You’re right I suppose, I mean, I guess it is childish. But when I was about 18 and my dad and I couldn’t communicate about anything at all, we could still talk about baseball. Now that – that was real.
Substitute football, and that is what the politization of the NFL is taking away from us.
Thanks for printing this out, Marina. Just embarrassed myself sharing this, only to have a friend point out it was a click bait site!
Maggie's is usually very reliable. :-(
Dead Link: when I linked, dead. However, when I used Advanced Google Search,
"having babysat"@ Moonbattery website, I got the article.
How long do you have to work to make $160,000? If your name is Marian Robinson, the answer is no time at all.
Washington D.C. – First Grandma Marian Robinson, 79, will receive a lifetime 160K government pension when she leaves the White House next year, according to congressional budget statements.
According to documents obtained through the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), Mrs. Robinson earned the lifetime pension for “services rendered as full-time/in-home caregiver” for granddaughters Malia, 18, and Sasha, 15, during President Obama’s two terms in office....
While holding no official job title, Mrs. Robinson likely qualified for her lifetime pension under the “optional” eligibility requirement for the Civil Service Retirement Act (CSRS).
Not many grandmothers receive a grotesquely extravagant lifetime pension for having babysat their own grandchildren. It must be wonderful to have your snout in the trough, so long as the looting spree lasts.
Maybe a lawyer could explain why this is not graft.
If the Moonbattery link doesn't work use the link for the BostonTribune- "no time at all," which is what Moonbattery is quoting.
I looked at another story from the Boston Tribune website, and checked it with Google News: nothing.
boston tribune fake news got a lot of hits.
Conclusion: fake news.