Saturday, August 19, 2017

Aspire towards this, if you can.

Today is YOUR day to choose a topic 
on which YOU would like to expand.


Do your best to avoid this, please.


Our usual rules still apply. Please refrain from insulting each other, and denigrating other blogs. Above all please avoid pasting in BOILERPLATE.  We want to hear from YOU directly and not from some Central Supply Depot of ready-made, pre-digested opinion from a biased source.



Monday, August 14, 2017




What is your definition of 

White Supremacist?

White Nationalist?

Black Liberation Theology?

Segregationist?

Apartheid?

Neo-Naziism?

Islamism?

Jewish Exceptionalism?

Japan's Immigration and Naturalization Policy?

Hate Groups?

Equality?

Freedom of Speech?


Multiple Standards?

Do you see any 
CORRELATION 
among these various terms?



Friday, August 11, 2017




 Madman with Missiles pointed at US

... ____ Make Kim Toast! ____ ...
Words, words, words!
I'm so sick of words
We get words all day through
First from Kim, now from you 
Is that all you bastards can do?

Don't favor talk with dignity
It’s Kim you must balk, not me!
Tell us no hope Reason prevails 
Don’t be a dope, show me!

Here we are together in the middle of a war
Don't purse your lips, it’s such a bore.
Anyone who's threatened with attack 
will tell you that
There is no time for a chat!

Doesn't your soul long for a win?
That is no sin, show them.
Don't talk of peace lasting through time
Utter instead this harsh vow:
Kill Kim NOW!

THIS is what he thinks of YOU and ALL of US

Don’t say your prayers, waste no more time
More talk’s a crime, KILL Kim!
Stop being nice, don’t give advice
Talk is a vice!
KILL Kim!

No more do we want to see or hear another word
There isn't ONE, we haven't heard.
While we’re here together 
we should make a battle plan
Shut your damned mouth,
be a MAN.

Let’s use our arms, lay down some mines.
Please don't draw lines,
KILL Kim! KILL him!
Don't wait until our West Coast
Burns down fulfilling Kim’s boast.
MAKE KIM TOAST!

One second before the bastard gets incinerated

~ Sorry, Alan Jay, but someone had to do it

Wednesday, August 9, 2017


If it is ILLEGAL For Government Officials On Any Level To “LEAK” Classified Information, Why Should 
It Not ALSO Be ILLEGAL 
For Reporters To PRINT It?


Your Thoughts Please.


If you just say, "Because of the First Amendment," that will not qualify as a contribution. The point here is to think through the reasons for having the First Amendment, and to determine whether any limits should be placed on it in order to protect National Security or possbly to uphold prevailing Standards of Decency and Propriety.




Monday, August 7, 2017



HOME NEWS INSIDE the BELTWAY

Numbers Don’t Lie: 
Trump’s Doing Fine

American Main Street (photo by Chris Light)

The numbers are clear: there’s a glow on Main Street 
and a soaring stock market seven months 
into the Trump administration. 



The Washington Times 
Sunday, August 6, 2017


President Trump faces nonstop criticism and a hostile news media which advances one narrative after another, building their case against him largely with anonymous sources, suggestive headlines and clever speculation. But he carries on. The result? Among other things, the economy has improved, there’s a glow on Main Street and the stock market continues to soar to record heights despite rumor mongering and unproven innuendo from the “resistance.”

Numbers, however, tend to speak louder to Americans than innuendo. The U.S. Department of Labor’s July 2017 report, for example, found that 209,000 new jobs were created during the month, besting expectations by a robust 26,000 jobs.

“More people are getting back to work and finding jobs, and more people are employed now than at any time over the past six years,” says Jesse Hathaway, a research fellow for budget and tax policy at the Heartland Institute, a Chicago-based nonprofit and free-market think tank.

“If the economic recovery from years of malaise is to continue, Congress needs to buckle down and work with President Trump to enact the bold tax reforms Washington, D.C. promised the American people in 2016. Lawmakers need to put aside the day-to-day distractions and bickering, and work together for the common good,” says Mr. Hathaway.

“These new employment numbers show that Trump’s economic program is already working for all Americans, and especially his blue-collar base. Too bad that is not understood by The Washington Post, The New York Times, CNN, and the Democrats — who the voters can get out of the way next year, turning Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer into the Senate’s Very Minority Leader,” quips Peter Ferrara, a senior research fellow at the organization.

“The American people are working hard, and it’s time for our elected officials in Washington, D.C. to do the same,” advises Russ McCullough, an associated professor of economics at Ottawa University. “The new jobs report and bullish stock market are clear signs that both big and small business have been over regulated and overtaxed for too long. Regardless of negative perceptions of President Trump’s tweets, positive profit expectations trump all other concerns.”


PROMISING HEADLINES

A new Media Research Center analysis already reveals that major broadcasters have literally censored the good news about the stock market, dwelling instead on the Russia collusion matter and rumors of discord at the White House. But not every news organization is stuck in Trump-bashing mode.

Economic developments can’t be ignored forever, and they are beginning to emerge. A small sampling of headlines from the past week reveal much:

“U.S. companies post profit growth not seen in six years,” The Wall Street Journal, July 30.

“Consumer confidence strengthens in July, beating expectations for a drop,” CNBC, July 25.

“Milestone For Trump: 1 million new jobs in six months,” CNN, Aug. 4.


JOB OPTIMISM PEAKS

Wait, there’s more. A new Rasmussen Reports survey reveals that 63 percent of Americans believe it’s possible for anyone who really wants to work to find a job in this country.

That’s up from the previous high of 61 percent in October 2014 and is the highest level of optimism in more than eight years. Only a quarter disagreed with the idea that jobs could be had for those who want them, the poll found.


He's fighting on OUR side –– and WINNING!



A FINE WHINE

Cranky, critical, tiresome, snippy? No, try whiny. That is Howard Dean’s preferred adjective for a certain segment of the Democratic Party. 

“There has always been a section of the left, which I call the whiny party, the party that doesn’t really want to win. They just want to be pure — and if they go down swinging purely, then that’s fine,” the former Democratic National Committee chairman told MSNBC on Sunday.

“The problem with that is it leaves behind the people who really need their help,” Mr. Dean continued, with some critical appraisal of those who exhibit the whiny factor.

“We all have to pull together. And people who sit out — or crank on some candidate because they did this or that, or weren’t up to the purity test — are basically turning their backs on the very people they pretend to represent. So I don’t have a lot of patience with this wing of the progressive party."


SCREEN TEST: CLEAN IT UP

A lot of Americans are tired of hearing the f-bomb and other oaths uttered in feature films. The producers of such fare, in fact, risk losing audiences over it. So says a new Harris Poll, which has caught the attention of the industry itself.

“Using ‘Jesus Christ‘ to swear is the biggest offense, with 33 percent of the general public saying they’d be less likely to see a movie if they knew beforehand of that particular piece of dialogue. ‘Goddam’ was second at 32 percent and ‘f–’ was third with 31 percent,” writes Hollywood Reporter correspondent Paul Bond.

“Republicans are turned off by swearing more so than Democrats, and it’s not even close. ‘F–,’ for example, will repel 45 percent of Republican moviegoers and only 25 percent of Democrats,” he notes. “The survey found that evangelical Christians have the biggest problem with swearing, with 90 percent saying they might avoid a film using ‘Jesus Christ’ to swear.”

POLL DU JOUR

42 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican; 36 percent of Republicans, 37 percent of independents and 55 percent of Democrats agree.
28 percent overall have a favorable impression of Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican; 15 percent of Republicans, 24 percent of independents and 47 percent of Democrats agree.

26 percent overall have a favorable opinion of Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican; 13 percent of Republicans, 23 percent of independents and 41 percent of Democrats agree.

24 percent of Americans have a favorable opinion of Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican; 26 percent of Republicans, 19 percent of independents and 20 percent of Democrats agree.


[SOURCE: An Economist/YouGov poll of 1,500 U.S. adults conducted July 31-Aug. 1]


Winged Victory (The Louvre)

Saturday, August 5, 2017

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

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American Thinker, by Robert Knight    Original Article

If you want to know where the progressive left wants to take U.S. elections, a trip through Maryland´s Washington, D.C.-area suburban counties is instructive. The City of College Park in Prince George´s County is on the verge of becoming the ninth city in Maryland to allow non-citizens – including illegal aliens – to vote in municipal elections. In a revealing 20-minute video of a June 7 council meeting, city officials discussed how best to get rid of the citizenship requirement so that virtually anyone of legal age living in the city can vote. A council vote is slated for August …




Frontpage Magazine, by Bruce Thornton    Original Article

Donald Trump campaigned on the promise to “drain the swamp” ––the D.C. establishment made up of most Congressmen from both parties, employees of executive agencies and bureaus, the political appointees who head up those agencies, and the hordes of lobbyists, fundraisers, Congressional staffers, “consultants,” “journalists,” and pundits. These are the “Beltway insiders” or the “political establishment” whose natural habitat is the swamp. These are the alligators Trump needs to get rid of. Of course, many of these D.C. denizens of the establishment are permanent dwellers in the swamp, beyond the reach of the president or even Congress. Besides, monitoring Congressmen should …




Chronicle Herald [Halifax, NS], by staff    Original Article

A man is charged with attempted murder and a raft of firearms offences after helping fend off home invaders, one of whom he’s now charged with shooting. Kyle Earl Munroe was arrested on July 12 after RCMP and Halifax Regional Police responded to a report of a home invasion involving firearms at a home in Porters Lake. Police said that three men entered the residence with guns and a struggle took place with two men inside. The two in the home seized a firearm from one of the suspects and several shots were fired as the suspects fled. Police later located one of …





Saturday, July 29, 2017


YOU BE the JUDGE


Please give your reasons for either supporting or eliminating
 SUPER MAJORITY
RULE 
in the 

U.S. SENATE


Wednesday, July 26, 2017

This week, we invite you to speculate
 on the recent performance 
of two public figures

Attorney General 
Jeff Sessions

Silent-but-Deadly, or Weak and Ineffectual?


Senator John McCain

Does Hero to the Left equal Traitor to the Right?



... AND NOW THIS ...

If you don't get it, you ain't got it.


Sunday, July 23, 2017

The Belle of Amherst
Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)

Julie Harris

portrays 

Emily Dickinson

 
Some keep the Sabbath going to Church
I keep it staying at home
With a bobolink for a Chorister
And an orchard for a Dome.

Some keep the Sabbath in Surplice
I just spread my wings
And instead of sounding the Bell for Church
Our little Sexton sings.

God preaches –- a noted clergyman ––
And the sermon is never long.
So instead of getting to Heaven at last
I'm going all along!

Julie Harris as Emily (1976)

Saturday, July 22, 2017




Rest

From the Darkness take a rest,
Give yourself a Break;
Accept Encouragement, Respect,
Let go of the Ache.

Feel the Right beyond the Wrong,
You cannot do this on your own;
There’s more than Dark to run from here,
Alone with Him you own a Throne.

Don’t chase yourself in circles —
Wait for Insight at the Dawn ––
And when no strength remains within,
Rest in the everlasting One.


~ Author Unknown