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Wednesday, September 25. 2019
How Washington’s Food Subsidies Have Helped Make Americans Fat and Sick
Those Killer Robots Can Do Gymnastics Now
The Sixth Circuit Pounds Another Nail in the Coffin of the University Speech Code
" Do the leftists behind the anti-American indoctrination program of the past decades, of which the 1619 Project is a lagging indicator, think America is worth defending? I doubt it."
If You Can’t Sell Your Hysteria to Adults, Try Kids
Highlights From President Trump’s U.N. Address
HAMMER: Stop Calling Everything An Impeachable Offense
Impeach Trump for his haircut
Hillary Clinton Says Donald Trump Should Be Impeached Amid Biden/Ukraine Controversy: 'We Are in a Crisis'
Why the Democrats Have Gone Insane
"There has been no President in the history of our Country who has been treated so badly as I have. The Democrats are frozen with hatred and fear." "They get nothing done. This should never be allowed to happen to another President. Witch Hunt!"
Biden: In Prison, Your Gender Should Be What You Say It Is, Not What The Prison Says It Is
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After 34 months and two weeks, the delusion Democrats are still unable to accept the results of the 2016 Presidential election.
Trump Derangement Syndrome is very real.
" Do the leftists behind the anti-American indoctrination program of the past decades, ..., think America is worth defending? ..."
They don't. I watched them grow increasingly desperate in the years following the terrorist attacks of '01, as evidenced by their increasingly desperate efforts to divide us against ourselves in our annual compliance training sessions. In '06, it got interesting: we were invited to a "Celebration of our Differences" and given a survey to fill out. Most of us made the mistake of identifying ourselves as Americans.
The celebration turned out to be a four and a half hour harangue delivered in the "secure area" of a state prison, conducted by a Chinese immigrant whose major maladjustment was that his fellow second-graders made fun of his accent and lunch. I'd been a service brat, and had gone through that sort of thing every couple of years, so I was sympathetic, only not much.
The bulk of the show consisted of his screaming that "there are no Americans," and that the world's troubles all stemmed from white boys and Christians. At the end, we were glibly told that the venue was not an attempt to intimidate, but that time was the only one of sufficient capacity available on that date.
I walked out of there understanding why our Founding Fathers gave us a Second Amendment.
"Bernie Sanders is the enemy of every entrepreneur".
Ya think? He's a communist, did you really not know that communists are anti-capitalists? What part of "every billionaire is a policy failure" don't you understand? Bernie Sanders firmly believes that no individual is entitled to a single dollar more than he needs and the State will decide what you need. All excess money belongs to the State and the State will decide how that excess money will be invested. Individuals cannot be trusted to invest excess money in the most socially beneficial ways, they tend to be greedy and invest it in ways most beneficial to themselves.
Never mind that people get rich by providing goods and services that other people are willing to pay for - i.e., things that are empirically socially beneficial - people are stupid and don't know what's for their own good and they will buy things they don't need. Witness, for example, the 28 kinds of deodorant available in the free market - who needs 28 kinds of deodorant? Bernie knows better than you how many kinds of deodorant you need. (I have a suspicion that that number is zero - Bernie Sanders probably thinks that zero is the number of deodorants anybody needs.)
So you don't run out of things to worry about . . .
The Democratic primary is a three-way race, at least among declared candidates. There is one battle-tested candidate still on the sidelines who could enter the race at any time and wrest her party's nomination from the likes of former vice president Joe Biden, Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.), or Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.). Her name is Hillary Rodham Clinton.
Recent developments suggest that such a scenario could be more likely than the so-called experts are willing to admit.
And . . .
New Hillary listening tour: ‘I’d like to hear what you're thinking’
One wonders if she will toss her hat in the ring and try to take the nomination as the 'moderate' in the field?
Or as she passed her 'sell by' date?
I have this image of Hillary throwing her hat into the ring, except the hat flies out of her hand and hits a crippled kid in a wheelchair in the face as Hillary loses her balance and falls down and lays there flailing her arms and legs like an over-turned beetle as her handlers engage in a Three Stooges-like effort to hoist her back on her feet. The next day, she releases a statement claiming that secret Russian agents pushed her.
George Soros promised Hillary she would be POTUS so she might try to run again.
Bill Nye, 1996: "There are only two possibilities when it comes to gender. You're either X and X. Girl. Or X and Y. Boy."
Current year Bill Nye: "Science says that we’re all on a spectrum."
(Bill never actually explains this "science". Are there half-chromosomes? Does half a Y chromosome make you a boy who likes wearing high heels and a cute little sun dress? It's probably super complicated.)
I agree with Biden this one time. If I am ever sent to prison, I want to go to a women's prison, not a men's prison. I think I would like prison better that way.
Hillary Clinton does not mean the same thing by the word "we" that the rest of us do.
That she is in a crisis, yes, yes, I concur with that. The rest of us, not so much.
It's definitely an Imperial 'We'.
Or she's got a tapeworm.
The better things go for the people, the worse her chance in 2020 is. (And I'm not sure she's not going to be parachuted in at the Convention. Objectively, the candidates are flippin' horrible and have really discredited themselves with their debate performances. She might be held up as the 'only possible' candidate while the others crash and burn.)
She does believe she should be Queen.
Her pitch will be: "You think I was the worst candidate ever? Have you seen the current bunch?"
The 2020 elections are all over except for the crying.
Dems going down like a virgin on prom night.
Re: "Washington’s Food Subsidies"
I read the article until I got to this statement; "the obesity and cancer epidemic in the United States."
There is no cancer epidemic. cancer is "mostly" a disease of old age. What we have in the United States is good health and longevity. Which means most deaths are deaths of old age like cancer, heart disease and strokes. Cancer is not nearly as common in Africa where most people die from curable diseases and bad water and food.
Arguably someone qualified to write this article would know this but never the less misrepresented the facts for the effect it would have on the reader. Or to put it an other way; they lied. What else are they lying about?
It's funny that Never Trump zealot David French wrote the piece on universities losing their anti free speech codes in court defeats. Why does he think this is happening? Where would we be right now on this issue if Hillary had been picking judges instead of Trump?
I like most of his politics, but don't like his personality. And I agree with you that his judges are likely the most important part of his legacy in the long run. If nothing else comes of his 2016 win, I think the more balanced federal judiciary has been worth it.
If Hilary had won, our entire federal bench might have the same agenda as the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco.
God help us.