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Tuesday, January 26. 2016
WSJ: The Climate Snow Job - A blizzard! The hottest year ever! More signs that global warming and its extreme effects are beyond debate, right?
The incandescent light bulb. Gone, but not forgotten
The Big Fat Surprise": How Science Is Corrupted By Government Money And Government Process
CLINT EASTWOOD: HEY OSCAR PROTESTERS ... MOST PEOPLE DON'T WIN
Jewish Academics Turn Against Hillel
The UK: Men with more than one wife will get extra benefits under new rules
The single most important election issue in 2016: The Constitution!
Byron York: GOP fear and loathing in New Hampshire
Why neoneo is no Trump fan
Trump is giving wedgies to the nerds
Steyn on the Repubs: The World They Made
Islam’s Sexual Abuses in Sweden and the “Cultural Challenge” - Sweden and Europe will soon learn, the hard way, why women do not go out alone on the streets of Kabul.
Where Does All That Aid for Palestinians Go?
ISIS'S BARBARITY AND LEFTIST FEMINISTS' CALLOUS HEART
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"GOP fear and loathing"
They should be embarrassed. They are clueless and prefer to remain clueless. The GOPe believes they can ride out the citizens anger, get elected and then go back to business as usual. Continue to lie and appease every two to four years and then enjoy the power and dispensing of political favors and taxpayers money. Sure the country is going to hell in a hand basket but they are confident they can ride this bitch down and get out before the big crash. But they just don't understand the voters. Why are they angry when we call them names and allow millions of legal and illegal aliens to take their jobs and taxes? Oh well they must be bigots or something.
I don't know where they think they will "get out" TO when the US no longer keeps the rest of the world in check.
I started to comment on the incandescent light bulb piece; but, then I read the article about ISIS and Leftist feminists and that really put things in perspective.
Re: Islam's sexual abuses
Leave it to the loony lefty multiculturals to lecture us about the "Culture of Rape" in the West - specifically the US - at the same time they lecture us about Islamaphobia all the while, the real Culture of Rape is being imported via Muslim immigrants. In fact, the disease of multiculturalism in some parts of the West that rapes (even of young girls) committed by Muslim men are covered up by government officials who are either eager not to be or afraid of being thought of as Islamaphobic.
Of course multiculturalism doesn't mean that all cultures are equal to the West. It means that all cultures are superior to the West even in front of evidence to the contrary. It is just another example rot instituted by the Left. Thank you very little. Haven't you done enough?
I forgot to add links to these excellent (other than some disagreements) videos by Pat Condell:
Poor ole Ted Cruz is actually a tool of the GOPe, backed by a PAC organized by Majority Leader Mitch McConnell attorney Eric Lycan. The result = the same old, same old crew running our government seeking more and better crony deals padding the pockets of career politicians who have not one care about how this is working for the citizens they supposedly represent. Shame on Ted.
We need to wake up. Why are they so afraid of Trump?
FWIW: Clinton And Trump Tied In A New Zogby Analytics Poll
The new poll shows a 16 point gender gap with Trump leading among men 50%-42% and Clinton ahead among women 48%-40%. Clinton has wide support among 18-29 year olds (57%-25%) and holds a seven point lead among 30-49 year olds (49%-42%), but Trump is ahead among 50-64 year olds (50%-44%) and has a two to one edge among voters over 65 (61%-30%).
While Clinton is where she needs to be with fellow Democrats (82%-13%), Trump does equally well with fellow Republicans (81% to 8%). As for now, Trump has a nine point edge with independents (46%-37%). Both liberals (88%-8%) and moderates (51%-38%) support Clinton, however (leading conservatives arguing otherwise) conservative voters are backing Trump (73%-18%).
I find these numbers very interesting. Not too long ago Trump's numbers were not this good against Clinton. The fact that at this stage in the game (pre-primary) Trump has gained so much on the Dem's top candidate tells me there is more surprises to come in 2016.
I wonder, sometimes, if Trump has a chance to take New York in the general election. That would upend the system as we know it. And what about other union-strong states in the NE and Midwest? Union members seem to be crossing over to the Trump camp little by little.
Politics really does make strange bedfellows. Cruz called McConnell a liar - because he was - and now his super PAC is supporting him! I suspect Cruz has mixed feelings about it (glad to have the support but not excited about who it is).
"Afraid" is not the right word. Don't remake this into a discussion of who has the courage to change and who doesn't. Most people who don't like Trump don't like a) some of his positions, b) his willingness to be insulting for no reason, c) his history of support for Democrats, or d) all of the above.
With all the hundreds of groups under real oppression in the world, it makes no sense to single out the Palestinians as the one to go to the mat for. It is frankly bizarre.
Almost makes one think there may be something to those OT prophecies, dunnit?
Good questions all, Miss T.
It will be interesting to see how events unfold.
I am speculating that as Zogby is a lefty pollster, Trump may actually be stronger against HRC than he lets on.
Yes indeed, AVI. I wonder about it all.
I can only speculate it is because they hate the Jews.
Jew-hatred is a phenomenon that has always mystified me. It just doesn't make any sense. That it has existed down through the centuries makes me wonder if the hatred is in everyone's genetic code and that it surfaces if the correct combination of recessive genes align in one's genome?
Or is the Jew-hatred just God continually testing them to see if they are worthy?
I can’t vouch for the source, but I have no doubt the media would censor this if true.
Russians In Germany Attack,
Destroy Muslim Hostel After Rape
Date: Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:42:58 +0300
THE REPRESENTATIVES OF the RUSSIAN DIASPORA IN GERMANY
Defeat and Destroyed a HOSTEL of Refugees from the Middle East
In the German town of Bruchsal, about 400 Russian immigrants from the former Soviet Union defeated the hostel allocated for placement of refugees from the Middle East.
In Germany, representatives of the Russian diaspora defeated and destroyed the hostel of the refugees from the Middle East
Local residents reported that on Tuesday, January 19, 2016, more than a hundred cars, in which there were representatives of the Russian diaspora in Germany, arrived to the hostel, which is inhabited by migrants from the Middle East.
The Russian Germans, who were armed with baseball bats, attacked the refugees from the Middle East. Migrants from the Middle East were trying to defend themselves, but the Russian attackers have acted consistently and severely beaten migrants from the Middle East.
According to the locals, the reason for the pogrom of refugees from Middle East was the news about the rape of a Russian girl. The police tried to hush up the crime.
feeblemind: Or is the Jew-hatred just God continually testing them to see if they are worthy?
Tevye to God: "I know, I know. We are Your chosen people. But, once in a while, can't You choose someone else?"
The news today, January 1349, the Jewish community was burned to death in Basel because they poisoned the water supply with plague.
The news today, January 2016, there's nothing new under the sun.
Even the German youth understand the problem and are speaking out while they can. At least before YouTube or FaceBook blocks their discussions.
She speaks in German, but it includes English subtitles. If this is not a cry for help, I don't know what is.
That's the problem with relying on Russian propaganda for news.