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Valin   Posted Yesterday, 07:25 PM

Black Lives Matter pull out as pride parade grand marshals in face of beefed up police presence

In the wake of the terror attack on a gay nightclub in Orlando, Fla., that left 49 patrons dead, many gays are arming themselves, adding the #ShootBack hashtag to the Pride flag, and taking advantage of free license to carry courses.


While it might seem that participants in LGBT events like this weekend’s San Francisco’s Pride Parade would appreciate an increased police presence after the Pulse massacre, that doesn’t take into consideration the ever-shifting liberal hierarchy of grievances. Islamist terrorists are bad, but what about police?


ABC7 reports that Black Lives Matter, which was to serve as organizational grand marshal of the parade in honor of its “For Racial and Economic Justice” theme, withdrew after learning that more police would be added to guard the festivities.



George Will Leaves GOP, Tells Republicans to Make Sure Donald Trump Loses

nickydog   Posted Yesterday, 06:15 PM

Not a good idea.  There's no guarantee the Republicans would win in 2020.  Grit your teeth instead and vote for Trump.


Draggingtree   Posted Yesterday, 03:15 PM

Campaign to Free the Delegates Holding Nationwide Teleconference

Robert Zubrin / June 25, 2016 / 20 COMMENTS

The campaign to Free the Delegates is growing rapidly. This Sunday it will hold a nationwide telecon, at 8 pm ET Sunday. Those wishing to join the campaign are welcome to call in. The information is provided in the Free the Delegates 2016 bulletin below.


The opening day of the RNC Convention in Cleveland is quickly approaching and with it our opportunity to change the course of history!  Scissors-32x32.png


Darrell Issa: Brexit ‘Significant Loss’ for Clinton, Obama

WestVirginiaRebel   Posted Yesterday, 02:55 PM


Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) joined Breitbart News Saturday on SiriusXM Patriot Channel 125 and discussed the Brexit vote with guest host Matthew Boyle, Breitbart’s Washington political editor, saying it was a “significant loss” for both President Obama and the presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton because they were behind the push for the United Kingdom (U.K.) to remain part of the European Union (EU).


Issa stressed that it was a big loss for Obama since he had travelled to Europe and actually made comments during a press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron suggesting the relationship between the U.K. and other countries with trade wouldn’t be the same. “He wasn’t even truthful in what he was saying,” Issa said of Obama.


“The amazing thing was he went over there, tried to interfere and he got it exactly wrong, and the British got it right,” Issa explained. “As politicians, ultimately, we have to pick between two views or three views… you have to listen to everyone.”


“The president wasn’t listening to the Americans” or the British, Issa charged.



Does he ever?

George Will Leaves GOP, Tells Republicans to Make Sure Donald Trump Loses

WestVirginiaRebel   Posted Yesterday, 02:54 PM


George Will, television pundit and columnist at The Washington Post, said he has left the Republican Party, and he spelled out the pro-Hillary Clinton strategy he thinks will allow the establishment Republicans to regain control of the party after this presidential election.


“This is not my party,” Will said at a fancy luncheon at the Federalist Society in Washington, D.C., where he took the party line in the nation’s capital and said that Trump would be worse than Clinton.


“Make sure he loses. Grit their teeth for four years and win the White House” in 2020, Will said, referring to what Republicans should do about Trump.


The bespectacled baseball aficionado has mostly been a non-factor this election cycle, as Trump’s populist nationalist campaign has galvanized voters and taken over Will’s once-genteel party.



And he will be even more of a non-factor now.

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Chickadee   Posted Yesterday, 12:30 PM

This is several years old, but is quite a good read if you have not seen it before.



Maureen Scott is an ardent American patriot who was born in Pittsburgh, PA , and retired to Richmond , VA , in 2000. Free from the nine-to-five grind of writing for employers and clients, she began writing political commentary to please herself and express her convictions.

The accomplishment of which she is most proud is her volunteer work at an Army base where she looked into the eyes and hearts of the service members who protect our country.

Our Pledge of Allegiance, a military band playing the National Anthem, and the wisdom of our Founding Fathers, inspire her passion and views. Her life is guided by a firm belief that truth is the most important virtue, and that God knows what He is doing with her.

The Architect of Destruction

By Maureen Scott

Barack Obama appears to be a tormented man filled with resentment, anger, and disdain for anyone of an opinion or view other than his. He acts in the most hateful, spiteful, malevolent, vindictive ways in order to manipulate and maintain power and control over others. Perhaps, because, as a child, he grew up harboring an abiding bitterness toward the U.S. that was instilled in him by his family and mentors…it seems to have never left him.

It is not the color of his skin that is a problem in America .

Rather it is the blackness that fills his soul and the hollowness in his heart where there should be abiding pride and love for this country.

Think: Have we ever heard Obama speak lovingly of the U.S. or its people, with deep appreciation and genuine respect for our history, our customs, our sufferings and our blessings? Has he ever revealed that, like most patriotic Americans, he gets "goose bumps" when a band plays "The Star Spangled Banner," (no he gets goose bumps when he hears the ''Muslim call to prayer" (his words) or sheds a tear when he hears a beautiful rendition of " America the Beautiful?" Does his heart burst with pride when millions of American flags wave on a National holiday - or someone plays "taps" on a trumpet? Has he ever shared the admiration of the military, as we as lovers of those who keep us free, feel when soldiers march by? It is doubtful because Obama did not grow up sharing our experiences or our values. He did not sit at the knee of a Grandfather or Uncle who showed us his medals and told us about the bravery of his fellow troops as they tramped through foreign lands to keep us free. He didn't have grandparents who told stories of suffering and then coming to America , penniless, and the opportunities they had for building a business and life for their children.

Away from this country as a young child, Obama didn't delight in being part of America and its greatness. He wasn't singing our patriotic songs in kindergarten, or standing on the roadside for a holiday parade and eating a hot dog, or lighting sparklers around a campfire on July 4th as fireworks exploded over head, or placing flags on the grave sites of fallen and beloved American heroes.

Rather he was separated from all of these experiences and doesn't really understand us and what it means to be an American. He is void of the basic emotions that most feel regarding this country and insensitive to the instinctive pride we have in our national heritage. His opinions were formed by those who either envied us or wanted him to devalue the United States and the traditions and patriotism that unites us.

He has never given a speech that is filled with calm, reassuring, complimentary, heartfelt statements about all the people in the U.S. Or one that inspires us to be better and grateful and proud that in a short time our country became a leader, and a protector of many. Quite the contrary, his speeches always degenerate into mocking, ridiculing tirades as he faults our achievements as well as any critics or opposition for the sake of a laugh, or to bolster his ego. He uses his Office to threaten and create fear while demeaning and degrading any American who opposes his policies and actions. A secure leader, who has noble self-esteem and not false confidence, refrains from showing such dread of critics and displaying a cocky, haughty attitude.

Mostly, his time seems to be spent causing dissension, unrest, and anxiety among the people of America , rather than uniting us (even though he was presented to us as the "Great Uniter"). He creates chaos for the sake of keeping people separated, envious, aggrieved and ready to argue. Under his leadership Americans have been kept on edge, rather than in a state of comfort and security. He incites people to be aggressive toward, and disrespectful of, those of differing opinions. And through such behavior, Obama has lowered the standards for self-control and mature restraint to the level of street-fighting gangs, when he should be raising the bar for people to strive toward becoming more considerate, tolerant, self-disciplined, self-sustaining, and self-assured.

Not a day goes by that he is not attempting to defy our laws, remove our rights, over-ride established procedures, install controversial appointees, enact divisive mandates, and assert a dictatorial form of power.

- Never has there been a leader of this great land who used such tactics to harm and hurt the people and this country.

- Never have we had a President who spoke with a caustic, evil tongue against the citizenry rather than present himself as a soothing, calming and trustworthy force.

- Never, in this country, have we experienced how much stress one man can cause a nation of people - on a daily basis!

Obama has promoted the degeneration of peace, civility, and quality of cooperation between us. He thrives on tearing us down, rather than building us up. He is the Architect of the decline of America , and the epitome of a Demagogue.


© Maureen Scott
1 March 2013


Veto Threat: Obama waves his mighty pen over Zika funding bill!

Draggingtree   Posted Yesterday, 12:09 PM


Classical Liberals & Constitutional Change: Moe, Howell Go Badly Astray on Presidential Power

Draggingtree   Posted Yesterday, 11:59 AM

Classical Liberals & Constitutional Change: Moe, Howell Go Badly Astray on Presidential Power

Richard Epstein June 24, 2016


On April 26, Basic Books published a new book by Terry Moe and William G. Howell, Relic: How Our Constitution Undermines Effective Government — And Why We Need a More Powerful Presidency, which then they thereafter summarized in a Defining Ideas Column on June 2. I responded in my own Defining Ideas Column on June 6, which challenged the idea that a modern constitution — or more precisely, their modern constitutional changes — was an improvement on the current structure. Their basic proposal is that the Constitution should create a second track for enacting new laws, whereby the President may propose new legislation which the two Houses of Congress must vote up-or-down, no amendments allowed, within some short period. The gist of that provision is to increase the power of the presidency relative to that of the Congress, in a way that virtually guarantees, especially when both Houses are in control of the President’s party, the passage of many new laws. Moe and Howell think that there is much to be had in ending gridlock and in overcoming the “profoundly ineffective” constitution that the Framers put into place for the agrarian nation of their time.


In my view, their proposal represents a huge backward step in constitutional government. The system with separation of powers on the one side, and checks and balances on the other, is not a peculiar response suitable only for a small agrarian politics nation. It is a calculated response against the dangers of political faction — one which rests on the judgment that the hasty enactment of laws is more dangerous that the delayed enactment of new laws. The obstacles that are put in the path of new legislation are a conscious effort to counter an endemic risk to all political institutions, ancient and modern, large or small.  Scissors-32x32.png  

First the UK, then Scotland ... then Texas?

Draggingtree   Posted Yesterday, 11:39 AM


Constitution on Campus Week at College Insurrection

Draggingtree   Posted Yesterday, 11:34 AM

Legal Insurrection: