Dakota Access Pipeline - the Coming Battle

Posted by Keeley on December 6, 2016 at 11:54 AM

From Obama's desk to the desk of Eric Fanning, Secretary of the Army and advocate of non-discrimination based on sexuality in the military. Then on to the desk of Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works) Jo-Ellen Darcy. And from there down to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. The order was passed down like a shining olympic torch of progressive dictates; all the way from the White House to the frozen lands of North Dakota. And the order was: stop the Dakota Access Pipeline.

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Tom Price - the Right Choice With a Big Job Ahead

Posted by Keeley on November 30, 2016 at 5:58 PM

Give credit to President-Elect Trump for choosing Tom Price - a GOP House member with lots of policy experience and a former doctor himself - as HHS Secretary. Give him credit, as in a tax credit, that is. Because Tom Price has spent years devising an alternative to Obamacare and not just advocating its repeal. And tax credits are at the heart of his plan.

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See you in hell, Fidel

Posted by Christine & John on November 26, 2016 at 1:02 AM

I have been saving a bottle of champagne for more than ten years. Even though it is late, I will drink a toast to the passing of a bad man. He will be enjoying a climate even warmer than Cuba. See you in hell, Fidel.

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How socialism really works

Posted by Christine & John on November 24, 2016 at 9:20 PM

I am not an expert on Brazil, but I am as close as a layman comes. I lived there a total of six years, speak the language very well and met leaders like Dilma and Lula. They represent the workers party, leftist and socialists. That is why I articles like this one are so annoying. Brazil is a wonderful country and my love for its people is second only to the U.S. But the government is always getting it in trouble with policies that are overly dirigiste and socialist. People say that it is not socialist since the rich benefit. Let me enlighten all who have not experienced it. This is how socialism REALLY works. Socialism ends up benefiting politically connected rich guys and making rich guys of the politically connected.

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Trump doing better than I thought

Posted by Christine & John on November 23, 2016 at 6:57 PM

Donald Trump has nominate Nikki Haley & Betsy DeVos, and it looks like he may nominate Mitt Romney as Secretary of State. What they all have in common is that they are very competent AND they were fierce Trump opponents. My fear was that Trump would be too thin skinned to allow opponents into his inner circle or that he would staff only with loyalists. So far, so good.

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Pardon Hillary

Posted by Christine & John on November 22, 2016 at 11:34 AM

Trump should pardon Hillary. Trump supporters might say that that would let her "get away with it." Hillary supporters might be insulted because "she did nothing wrong." We may never be certain who is right but we can be certain that the quest for certainty would be very divisive and very destructive to our country.

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What is racism?

Posted by Christine & John on November 18, 2016 at 7:39 PM

We hear lots of talk about racists, but what does that mean? It is simple, really. If you treat similar behaviors differently just because of race, you are racist. If you do not, congratulation, you are not racist. You are not racist if you do not like things that blacks, whites or Asians are doing unless you would like such things if members of some other race were doing and your revised opinion was based on race.

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The Hispanic wave that didn't (and won't) matter

Posted by Christine & John on November 18, 2016 at 10:37 AM

Trump famously insulted Mexicans and was supposed to feel the Hispanic wrath in this election. Yet Trump managed to get a higher % of the Hispanic vote than Romney. Analysts are missing a big point. I was recently walking around my old neighborhood. It is still an area of immigrants, although today the Poles and Italians are replaced by Hispanics. BUT the feel is the same. Men are trying to get into small businesses, kids trying to adapt. Like the Poles, Italians, Irish and others before, Hispanics are becoming just another part of the white working class.

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Mitt Romney

Posted by Christine & John on November 18, 2016 at 9:07 AM

Mitt Romney's loss in 2012 was the most disappointing political loss of my lifetime. I am morally certain that he would have done a better job than Obama and, had he won, we would today be celebrating his reelection and we would be better off in every way I can think of. But "For all sad words of tongue and pen, The saddest are these, 'It might have been'."

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Voting Trump does not make you a racist

Posted by Christine & John on November 17, 2016 at 9:54 AM

I was a Trump opponent, but the hysterical reaction of our leftist friend to his election tempts me to be joyful at his election. His election stuck a thumb in the eye of the PC folks and the grievance industry. They will now to at a disadvantage. Personnel is policy. W/o the Obama appointees pushing the PC line, at least some of this movement will atrophy.

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The Democrat Civil War Is Just Starting

Posted by Keeley on November 14, 2016 at 6:58 PM

You would think from reading the headlines at Politico that Trump's transition team is already a smoldering heap beset by seething resentments and deep divisions. Because they don't have a detailed healthcare plan all lined up. Today. Right Now. Perhaps the earnest and rather partisan progressives at Politico should make like their colleagues at The Hill and admit that that civil war that is now emerging is happening not in Trump's team, but in their beloved Democratic Party.

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Senate Democrats Go for Goebbels

Posted by Keeley on November 10, 2016 at 5:51 PM

Total War is essentially a German concept. In fact, make that a Nazi concept, as it was outlined in a notorious speech by Joseph Goebbles no less, in 1943, as the Nazi regime began to suffer setbacks on its various fronts in the later years of WW II. And in some ways direct action - the favorite plaything of violent radicals and anarchists like those that obstructed in various cities around America on Wednesday night, and smashed windows in Oakland - is also a beast born of fascism. The brownshirts and blackshirts in Germany and Italy, and the Hitler youth and their raw, brutal tactics inspired left-wing extremists decades later. And the latest generation of radicals are still at it, when things like free, fair, and open elections don't go their way.

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Imagine these guys are Trump supporters

Posted by Christine & John on November 10, 2016 at 5:10 PM

Street protests are a necessary evil, a right, and we all have the right to judge the protestors. Judge consistently. Take this photo (or choose one of your own). If Hillary was elected and the next day Trump supporters took to the streets in loud and sometimes violent protests, what would you say?

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President Trump

Posted by Christine & John on November 9, 2016 at 8:08 AM

I did not expect this result, predict or desire it, but I wrote on many occasions that I would enthusiastically support the president and I will. There will be positives and it is now our task to find them.

The American government is more than the American president and the American nation is greater, much greater, than both. The Republic will survive and thrive under president Trump.

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The problem for conservatives is that Trump is not

Posted by Christine & John on November 7, 2016 at 11:58 AM

The fundamentals of American conservatism have been things like a distrust concentrated power and its corollary is that best is dispersion of power among different entities within the state and in civil society and business. Trump is a centralizer, much like many Democrats.

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