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In Case You Didn’t Know, Elections Have Consequences

The National Rifle Association is dedicated to defending the rights of individual Americans, especially with regard to the Second Amendment. We members are proud of the work they do and we believe that our Association has all the rights to political opinions that leftist groups enjoy. We are thankful that the NRA’s political arm, the Institute For Legislative Action, has become active in national politics. Leftists hate them – and us – because the NRA supports individual rights over the power of the state.

“NRA to Campaign Against Red State Democrats who Oppose Gorsuch”

The Washington Examiner quoted a letter from NRA-ILA executive director Chris Cox, in which he wrote, “The NRA has every confidence that Judge Gorsuch will protect the Second Amendment rights of law abiding gun owners and will faithfully apply the Constitution in the cases that come before him. He has our strongest support for confirmation.”

Cox added, “Because of the importance of this issue to NRA members and gun owners throughout the country, votes on his confirmation will be considered in future candidate evaluations and we will notify our members accordingly.”

The New York Times shows that Senators Baldwin, Brown, Donnelly, Heitkamp, McCaskill, Nelson, and Tester already voted against the confirmation of pro-Second Amendment Attorney General Jeff Sessions. Those votes, plus any votes against Gorsuch, could only be expected to unleash the NRA’s unfettered campaigning power against the Red State Democrats.”

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Senator Schumer Commits Political Suicide And Takes Democrats With Him

Newly elected President Donald Trump selected Judge Neil Gorsuch to fill the vacant seat on the US Supreme Court. Everyone, including many Democrats, agrees that Gorsuch is an impeccable candidate for the bench.

From Wolf Blitzer: “I think he did a great job this morning. I think the Democrats have done a pretty poor job, but I think the reason they have done a poor job is there’s not a lot to beat this man up on.”

From John King: “The democrats have not even bruised, blemished anything to this judge so far.”

From MSNBC’s Ari Melber: “I didn’t see a single glove laid on him. He performed himself admirably.”

From CNN’s Gloria Borger: “Judge Gorsuch is completely qualified and everybody knows it. He is totally and completely qualified and he’s exactly the kind of a nominee you would expect from a Republican, period. This is what elections are about.”

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Senator Schumer, however, has decided to oppose him. His arguments are weak and based entirely on politics. Everyone knows it, too. Schumer has raised his opposition to a ridiculous level. Gorsuch will be confirmed and he, Schumer, will be made a fool. Even the Washington Pos admits that Democrats who follow Scumer’s lead and oppose Gorsuch will be fighting for their political lives.

Several Democrats, especially those facing upcoming reelection battles in states that Trump won, are facing opposition from conservative organizations bankrolling a multimillion-dollar ad campaign designed to bolster Gorsuch.

There are also competing views among Democrats about whether to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination — which could provoke the Republican majority to rewrite the rules — or instead avoid confrontation and preserve the filibuster threat for the future. Retaining the filibuster could force Trump to select a relatively moderate nominee if in the coming years he gets a chance to replace a second Supreme Court justice.”

Schumer is playing the same game that got Democrats minority status after voters rejected them in the 2010, 2014, and 2016 elections. The people know he does not have the future of the country at heart. Rather, he is playing political games in the hope of short-term political gains. This is the game Harry Reid played when he ran the Senate and invoked the ‘Nuclear Option’ to halt Republican filibuster. Now The Republicans in the Senate have that and can use it against a Democrat filibuster.

Democrats have caused their own demise and Schumer is embracing the foolishness.

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Ha Ha Ha!

Lying POS speaks out about Alleged lies.

Susan Rice has no credibility. She appeared on five Sunday television shows to blame the attack on the US compound in Benghazi, Libya, on an internet video. That was a lie. By the looks of it she is quite an accomplished liar.

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So The ‘Deep State’ Lives?

This is political theater. The FBI is dragging their feet and Nunes is tired of it. To build a fire under them he has told reporters that they are not cooperating. FBI director Comey has refused to give the Congress details of his bureau’s investigations when he was on the stand. Congressional leaders allowed him to clam up but Nunes is pushing back. If he can make this work he will be remembered. Conservatives will call him hero and Democrats will call him foul names.

“NUNES: FBI IS NOT COOPERATING WITH OUR INVESTIGATION INTO TRUMP CAMP SURVEILLANCE”

The FBI is not cooperating with the House of Representatives’ investigation into the NSA’s surveillance of the Trump campaign during the 2016 election, the chairman of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.), said today.

During an explosive press conference outside the White House, Nunes told reporters that communications from the Trump team were picked up and disseminated within the government during the 2016 campaign. Nunes said sources within the intelligence community presented him with the information. He spoke to the press after briefing the administration.

“We don’t actually know yet officially what happened to General Flynn,” Nunes said of how communications from Gen. Flynn’s calls were leaked to the press. “We just know that his name leaked out but we don’t know how it was picked up yet. That was one of the things that we asked for in the March 15th letter, was for the NSA, CIA, and FBI to get us all the unmasking that was done.”

“And I’ll tell you, NSA is being cooperative,” Nunes continued, “but so far the FBI has not told us whether or not they’re going to respond to our March 15th letter, which is now a couple of weeks old.”

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Is There Anything Smaller Than ‘Micro’?

Macro and Micro are opposites. Macro means large. Macro economics means the study of economics on a large scale. Micro means small. Microscopes are built so we can see things that are too tiny to be seen with an unaided human eye. In normal parlance small means relatively insignificant yet now ‘Micro’ has taken on an unusually powerful significance among the perpetually aggrieved, and spelling challenged, moonbats at university.

The dictionary of Newspeak is getting smaller. Prohibited words will soon outnumber those which are allowed.

“Profs advised to avoid ‘microinequities’ in class”

Two universities are offering faculty guides advising professors to “challenge the gender binary” and avoid “microinequities” in the interest of making classrooms gender inclusive.

Carnegie Mellon University, for one, has produced a guide for creating an inclusive learning environment warning professors that using gendered language, forgetting student names, or other “small unconscious behaviors” in class can make women and minority students feel that they are not valued.

To combat the threat of being non-inclusive, professors are told to steer clear of “microinequities,” which are defined as “small unconscious behaviors…that certain groups experience repeatedly.”

More at Campus Reform

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Trumpcare Isn’t Repealing Obamacare Due to Restrictions on Reconciliation?

Senator Mike Lee says, “Not so fast…”

Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah, said on Wednesday that the Senate parliamentarian has told him that it may be possible for Republicans to push harder on repealing Obamacare’s regulations than the current House bill, which contradicts the assertion by House leadership that the legislation goes after Obamacare as aggressively as possible under Senate rules.

“What I understood her to be saying is that there’s no reason why an Obamacare repeal bill necessarily could not have provisions repealing the health insurance regulations,” Lee said in an interview with the Washington Examiner, relating a conversation with parliamentarian Elizabeth MacDonough about reconciliation he had on Tuesday.

Lee also said that the parliamentarian told him it wasn’t until very recently, after the unveiling of the House bill, that any Republican even asked her about the possibility of repealing regulations with a simple majority.

So the story from Ryan and Trump is that we couldn’t do what we wanted to do–what needed to be done–and repeal Obamacare root and branch, due to fact that the rules of reconciliation would not allow it. We were told that we had to pass this bill because we physically cannot get to repeal, right?

But now we find out that nobody even asked the parliamentarian if it was even possible, and come to find out that it is?

Why do I feel like we’re being hosed?

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With All His Obfuscating FBI Director Comey Revealed Something Important

In his time before the Congress Director Comey tried really, really hard to resist giving up any information at all. Even so, it appears that he did say something that has some importance.

“Comey to Congress: Russians DID NOT Give Podesta’s Emails to WikiLeaks”

Comey said something interesting today that nobody’s picked up on yet because they’re so distracted by this other stuff, which I can understand. He was asked specifically if WikiLeaks was furnished their information on Podesta and the phone calls by the Russians, and Comey said no.”

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Undoubtedly Unattractive Leftists Seek To Ban Man’s Best Idea

According to the linked article this ‘Study’ was not done by any accredited scientific entity. It was done by a group of ‘Volunteers’. The writers of the article accept the conclusions of these volunteers but they should not. Reporting a ‘Study’ released by a bunch of agenda-driven activists is misleading. The article includes several images of one volunteer, Sarah Egner, and no one else, giving the impression that the ‘Group’ who released the ‘Study’ may consist of just one person.

“Yoga Pants: The newest environmental pollutant”

Yoga pants and comfy clothes blamed for rise in ocean pollution and contaminated seafood because microfibers wash into the sea

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Plastic fibers from yoga pants and fleece jackets may be polluting the oceans and finding their way into fish, oysters, and other wildlife, researchers say.

Clothes made from nylon, polyester and other synthetic materials shed microscopic plastic fibers every time they’re washed. The ‘microfibers’ are then flushed into the waterways and eventually make their way into the sea.

One study, conducted by volunteers in Florida, revealed 89 percent of their samples included at least one piece of plastic. Among those, microfibers made up 82 percent of the plastic found.”

From the UK Daily Mail

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San Francisco Moonbats Seek To Punish Businesses That Bid On Border Wall

There is no freedom in the City By The Bay. It’s run by power-mad leftists who seek to control others through the use of force. We, here at the Real Revo, have often observed that socialism is such a bad idea that it has always required force to bring people and companies into line with its tenets. Here we see another case of the truth behind that observation.

It is fair to ask if any business that is run by people who want their company to succeed should even consider doing business in San Francisco. The people who run the city are entirely willing to change the rules after agreeing to a contract. If your business finds one city official who is somehow offended by something you did, said, or allegedly said, he or she have the power – and the inclination – to destroy both you and your company.

“2 SF supes seek to punish companies for bidding on border wall”

Any company looking at President Trump’s proposed border wall between Mexico and the United States as a business opportunity may soon want to reconsider if it wants to do business with San Francisco.

Two supervisors will introduce legislation Tuesday that would bar San Francisco from contracting with companies that seek a deal to work on the wall during the bidding period, regardless of whether the companies win a contract.

“It is time to move beyond symbolism and use the power we have as a city to fight for the values we hold most dear,” said Supervisor Hillary Ronen, who is introducing the legislation with Supervisor Aaron Peskin.

“What we are saying is that we are not going to spend billions of dollars and line the pockets of businesses that engage in work that goes against the values that we hold most dear,” she said.”

More at the San Francisco Chronicle

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Even More Than A Conservative Supreme Court This Is What The Left Fears

Beginning under Franklin Roosevelt and continuing until it was massively expanded during Johnson, Carter, Reagan, both Bushes and Obama, the leviathan was built, populated with bureaucrats, and funded with deficit spending. No President has tried to reduce the size of government until now. Donald Trump has promised many things. One of them was to reduce government control.

What scares hell out of progressives is that he is methodically going after his promises and keeping them.

“To Truly Beat The Bureaucrats, Trump Needs To Shut Their Agencies Down”

Do Republicans really think that fewer than 5,000 appointees can win against 2.8 million federal employees who have a vested interest in absolutely nothing changing?

If there is to be real change in our form of government, the Trump administration needs to avoid the fatal flaw of previous Republican administrations: choosing to play the game by the Left’s rules.

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So my advice to President Trump is this: don’t play the game by the current rules. Change the rules by which the game is played. It’s time to cut the leviathan of government down to size. Trump’s hiring freeze is a good step in the right direction. It stops one of the reinforcing loops. But he needs to reverse the loop and cut the federal workforce by no less than 25 percent in four years. Trump should then consolidate and shut down departments.

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Once departments are shut down, bulldoze the buildings to the ground. Shatter them, plow them under, then build beautiful parks, Liberty Parks, over where the departments used to stand. Trump should also then consider “farming” some departments out to states, further breaking the leviathan apart.”

Read the rest at The Federalist

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CNN Sides Against Gorsuch

In an article at CNN titled, “Democrats are powerless to block Neil Gorsuch — but they still have a decision to make”, writer Gregory Kreig takes the Democrat’s side. I guess that is not surprising. Every writer and commentator there has adopted the position that anything and anyone proposed by President Trump must be opposed. Kreig, however, is realistic enough to understand that Democrats will be unable to halt just about anything because they lost so many seats in the election and have become a small minority party. He also bemoans the fact that Democrats designed and implemented the so-called ‘Nuclear Option’ under Harry Reid, leaving it as a tool for the new Republican majority.

By using the so-called “nuclear option,” the GOP can eliminate the filibuster and allow Gorsuch to be confirmed with 51 votes. And while there is some anxiety in the ranks about what would be a permanent overhaul to Senate procedure, the nominee’s popularity with Republicans of almost all stripes and factions will make it that much more tempting. President Donald Trump, for one, has publicly encouraged McConnell to “go for it.”

So what is a Democrat to do?
Progressive groups and other outside interest organizations are clear on the question. Resist. That’s where the action is on the left right now and they are demanding Democratic senators do everything in their power to oppose Gorsuch.

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For Democrats, the upside in going to the wall to block Gorsuch is more concrete. In the short term, it could galvanize a fractured and dispirited base. Taking a longer and more speculative view, effectively pushing Republicans to the change rules now would also provide a future Democratic majority and president a smoother path to confirming their own pick.”

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“Stepping On Your Dick,” Part Deux

Regarding the “wiretapping” claim from Trump, it’s been one long, long train of perpetual dick-stepping. Dick-stepping all the way down:

Testifying in front of Congress this morning, FBI Director James Comey said he has seen no evidence to support President Trump’s accusation, first leveled weeks ago on Twitter, that the Obama administration wiretapped Trump Tower during the 2016 general election: “We don’t have any information that supports those tweets,” he declared flatly.

By refusing, over and over again, to back down from Trump’s original, farfetched charge, his administration has inflicted a lot of completely unnecessary damage upon itself, and even upon the so-called special relationship between the United States and the United Kingdom.

As if the initial, unsupported claim wasn’t bad enough, the administration spring-boarded off some random shit Andrew Napolitano said. When Trump’s claims were denied by our folks here at home, Napolitano claimed that Obama used British Intelligence to spy on Trump. This was verified by no one, and refuted by the Brits, but our admin ran with it like it was the gospel.

So now, in a completely unforced error, the Trump admin has smeared the Brits to protect his own narrative.

Maybe during his decades as a star of the New York tabloids, Trump came to believe that he could get out of trouble by making outrageous counter-accusations against his tormentors. Maybe in that realm, his belief was well founded. But the rules are different when you’re president.

Frankly, it was ALL unforced errors:
If it didn’t happen, Trump shouldn’t have accused Obama of doing it.
If it did happen, Trump should have presented evidence immediately.
If Napolitano was wrong, they should have let him twist on his own.
If Napolitano was right, they should have verified his info and possibly presented that.

Literally the only thing “productive” accomplished here was Trump and that issue dominating the news cycle for this period of time. And all he had to do was to incinerate his credibility and a percentage of his and our relationship with our oldest ally to do that.

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Americans Have A Term For This. We Call It ‘Stepping On Your D*ck’

Actually, it appears that the change was planned before Schultz made his stupid comment but the Daily Mail is connecting the two. We reported on Schultz’ inanity when it happened and noted that other coffee companies are making hay out of it. Black Rifle Coffee, for instance, consequently promised to hire as many veterans.

“Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz prepares to step down amid on-going boycott by Trump supporters following his vow to hire 10,000 refugees and rumors of a Democratic presidential bid”

Howard Schultz will step down as Starbucks CEO on April 3, as announced in December of last year

Howard Schultz, the current CEO of Starbucks, is weeks away from stepping down from his role at the giant coffee chain next month.

The move was announced in December 2016, and Schultz will remain at the company as executive chairman. Kevin Johnson, Starbucks’ chief operating officer, will take on the role as CEO on April 3, 2017.

Earlier this year, Schultz made a vow to hire thousands refugees in response to President Donald Trump’s first travel ban. Trump supporters have called for a boycott of the chain since January 29, when Schultz vowed to hire 10,000 refugees over five years.”

More at the UK Daily Mail

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“Stupid Is As Stupid Does”

Nancy Pelosi Says President trump is ‘Projecting’ when he says Democrats refuse to work with him. Then says Democrats won’t work with him. FTN’s Dickerson notices her inconsistency and calls her on it, “Then he’s right”.

How does someone this stupid learn to breathe?

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Democrats Don’t Care About What’s Best For The Country…

… Nor do they care about what is best for the people. They are the party of division and hate. They are willing to destroy the United States for a short-term gain. They are desperate because we the people have turned our collective back on them and their foolish claims and their illegal actions. They are angry at the people because they lost the 2016 election so badly as well as 2010 and 2014. They are doing destructive things instead of doing what is best for the future and the people. They are digging their grave ever deeper.

They are unable to block the new President’s nominee for the Supreme Court because they don’t have the votes. Instead they are cynically trying to destroy a good man. If they succeed in getting the Judge to reply to their demands he will be destroyed by a Democrat-complicit media. From all accounts he is too good a man to have treatment like that.

“Democrats hope to corner Gorsuch in confirmation battle”

Judge Neil Gorsuch

Senate Democrats hope to force Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch into revealing his opinions on abortion rights and the legality of President Trump’s travel ban during confirmation hearings that begin Monday.

Supreme Court nominees are usually circumspect when asked to share their views on issues that could one day make their way to the court, a standard that Gorsuch’s defenders say was set by liberal Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg during her confirmation hearing in 1993.

But Democrats argue that Gorsuch’s nomination is different given Trump’s repeated attacks on judges.

“I think he has an obligation to show unequivocally and emphatically his support for an independent judiciary and his own independence from Donald Trump,” Sen. Dick Blumenthal, D-Conn., told Yahoo News.

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Democrats, including Blumenthal and Schumer, have threatened to filibuster Gorsuch’s nomination if they decide he is outside of the “mainstream,” but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said he would have no problem changing the chamber’s rules to let Gorsuch pass through on just 50 votes.”

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Once In A While A Progressive Reveals His Real Reasons

There is so much exposed in the headline below. The writer says everyone’s wrong. Only he, or she understands, I don’t know if Anis is a male or female name.

Open borders are first uncontrolled and second a tactic with which to destroy a political rival. This is not sympathy for immigrants. It is brainless, hate-filled, sociopathy.

Then again there is the reference to the left’s Utopian goal.

“Everyone’s wrong on immigration: Open borders are the only way to defeat Trump and build a better world”

The distinction between legal and illegal is meaningless.”

Salon

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Portland, OR: Invite A Homeless Family To Live In Your Yard

“Would YOU let a homeless person live in your backyard? Portland offers residents free tiny homes if they rent it to families who are on the street”

Faced with an intractable homeless problem, officials in Portland are thinking inside the box.

A handful of homeless families will soon move into tiny, government-constructed modular units in the backyards of willing homeowners.

Portland officials are looking for four backyards to place its Accessory Dwelling Units, what some people may call a granny flat, or a tiny home minus wheels.

Under the pilot program taking effect this summer, the homeowners will take over the heated, fully plumbed tiny houses in five years and can use them for rental income.

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‘We said to ourselves, “What does FEMA do when they have to house 10,000 people after an earthquake?” Well, they grab a bunch of trailers and they plop them in a field,’ Li said.

‘Well, there’s underutilized space in people’s backyards. What if we provide a lower-cost – but very habitable option – in people’s backyards?”

Two-hundred square foot houses are not cheap, either.

Housing officials are still ironing out many details, but they will buy the first four modular units with $365,000 in government money and a charitable donation.”

It’s easy to spend other people’s money foolishly.

More at the UK Daily Mail.

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Trump Administration Does Not Intend To Forgive Student Loans

Low-interest student loans have been a boondoggle. Young people borrow money, often hundreds of thousands of dollars, to fund their education. The loans are structured so they cannot be wiped away by a bankruptcy court. Payments on the loans are staggering for young people who have been unable to find paying employment that is sufficient to cover both their living costs and loan payments. As a result defaults are rapidly increasing. The Obama administration ignored the problem, even to the point of making it harder for collectors to collect. But the Trump administration is giving teeth back to agencies charged with collecting payments from loan holders.

Colleges and universities have treated the student loans as a windfall. According to USA Today tuition increased 1,200% since 1978. Young people are paying ever more for an education, the institutions are reaping the benefits of the additional money, and the kids are on the hook. Schools and educators are getting rich and leaving the bills to others. In this they are not serving their students.

From the Washington Pos:

“Trump administration rolls back protections for people in default on student loans”

Days after a report on federal student loans revealed a double-digit rise in defaults, President Trump’s administration revoked federal guidance Thursday that barred student debt collectors from charging high fees on past-due loans.

The Education Department is ordering guarantee agencies that collect on defaulted debt to disregard a memo former President Barack Obama’s administration issued on the old bank-based federal lending program, known as the Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL) Program. That memo forbid the agencies from charging fees for up to 16 percent of the principal and accrued interest owed on the loans, if the borrower entered the government’s loan rehabilitation program within 60 days of default.”


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Two Views Of Socialism

Ami Horowitz compares the images many Americans have of socialism with the reality that is Venezuela. The reality is far, far different than the concept that has been sold to the west. The people in power have what they want and take whatever they don’t have. The poor people are robbed, beaten, and killed. Often by agents of the government.

“I would advise Americans to not commit to that madness.”

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Evidence? See Detroit, Chicago, and California

There really is something to the crushing effects that social support programs have on the human spirit. People who are trained to seek safety over opportunity will not pursue efforts to better their economic and emotional situations. Early Democrats like Lyndon Johnson knew that and said so. His choice was to use the power of the federal purse to enslave minority Americans in a welfare system that they could no escape in exchange for their votes. The same can be said of social programs at state and local levels. Johnson led the way and Mayors, Governors, and Congress people followed. Now we are seeing an exodus of producers, leaving behind the non-producers.

All this safety stuff costs a lot of money and it is being taken from those who make money. Is it surprising that they are moving to more favorable economic climates?

“Migration Data: Where the Left Governs, Citizens Flee”

People Moving from New York Outnumber Arrivals by Nearly Two-to-One, Report Says.”

That was a recent Albany Times Union headline highlighting the ongoing mass exodus from deep-blue New York:

United Van Lines reported Tuesday that nearly two-thirds of the moves involving New York households were outbound, a higher proportion than any other state except New Jersey and Illinois. The 2016 National Movers Study by Fenton, Missouri-based United also found that almost 59 percent of the moves within the eastern United States were outbound. Where were people moving? Mostly to western states and the Carolinas… South Dakota had the highest share of inbound moves, at 68 percent.

That exodus pattern isn’t limited to the listed states, either. It’s broadly endemic to states where liberals govern.”

This is from an article at the Center For Individual Freedom

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Corporal Sanders May Be A Socialist But He Can See What’s Happening with Democrats

He is bitter because the party screwed him but he’s still right. Democrats are in disarray. They are lying to themselves and to each other. The old guard there has still not learned why they took such a drubbing in the polling booth. They say the answer is more of what they have been doing along with more effective talk.

“Bernie Sanders Refers to Democratic Party as Sinking Ship”

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I., Vt.) implied in a recent interview that the Democratic Party is like the ill-fated Titanic, adding that some Democrats want to go along with the “status quo” and sink with the ship.

“Certainly there are some people in the Democratic Party who want to maintain the status quo,” Sanders told the New York Times Magazine when asked “if he thought the Democratic Party knew what it stood for.”

“They would rather go down with the Titanic so long as they have first-class seats,” Sanders continued.”

Ouch! But he’s right. The party has moved even further left since the election and embraced the Clinton supporters more strongly with the selection of their new leader, Tom Perez. Putting Minnesota Muslim Keith Ellison in second position is also Titanic.

Read more at the Washington Free Beacon

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Republican Congress Takes On Ninth Circuit Court

This does smack of revenge but politics is made up of two parts getting even and one part fund raising. The Ninth Circuit Court has been an activist, Progressive body for a long time. They base decisions on emotional anecdotes more often than the law. The judicial activism practiced there has frustrated Conservative leaders on a regular basis. As a result, it is not surprising that the court is being challenged.

“Congress Considers Splitting The 9th Circuit”

Judges Sidney Thomas, Carlos Bea, and Alex Kozinski give testimony before a House panel on splitting the 9th Circuit. Credit: Kevin Daley, TheDCNF

The most liberal court in America could be heading for a split.

A House panel held a hearing on possibly splitting the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Thursday morning. The 9th Circuit is recently serving as the primary antithesis to President Donald Trump.

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The subcommittee’s chairman, Republican Rep. Darrell Issa, said the court has become too unwieldy to operate efficiently. At 12,000 cases, the court hears twice as many appeals as the next largest circuit court per year. The court also has the largest geographic jurisdiction in the country, running as far north as the Arctic Circle and as far south as Arizona’s Grand Canyon. Fully one-fifth of the country’s population sits in the 9th Circuit. As such, the court’s massive docket generates lengthy turnaround times in decisions and can make access to the courts challenging for average citizens.”

Read the rest at the Daily Caller

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Giving Snowflakes Legitimacy

Unhappy Democrats are complaining that they can’t sleep well since Donald Trump was elected to the Presidency. They have been obsessing over their unhappiness. Yahoo News has begun trying to give their inability to cope with reality a name and some sympathy. It must be a common ailment – or a slow news day.

“Sleepless in Seattle, and other places: Trump-induced insomnia stalks blue-state America”

Irrational Fear stalks moonbats

Blue America is having trouble with sleep — tossing and turning as they lie awake, then falling into nightmares. And those who are suffering tend to blame the 45th president of the United States.

To be sure, a state of heightened anxiety over whoever is in the White House is not new. Two presidents ago, columnist Charles Krauthammer coined Bush Derangement Syndrome, the symptoms of which were the “acute onset of paranoia in otherwise normal people in reaction to the policies, the presidency — nay — the very existence of George W. Bush.” Next came Obama Derangement Syndrome, memorialized by a conspiracy-spouting satirical character on the “Stephanie Miller Happy Hour” radio show.

And now there’s what Hollywood screenwriter Sam Friedlander has spoofed as Trump-Induced Anxiety Disorder.

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“I fall asleep and wake up and get a snack and toss and turn and try to make sense of what’s going on,” says Linda Allen, who counsels parents of special-needs children on Long Island. “It’s unfathomable and that inability to reason with it is frustrating, and the whole situation is also enraging. Who could sleep?”

This is beginning to sound like more than a syndrome. Reading the ‘Article’ gives one the impression that it is the edge of insanity.

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Related: “Anti-Trump talk — even at my mother’s funeral”

Here a writer in the Boston Globe gives some decent advice to Democrats who are doing everything they can to destroy Donald Trump. I call what she says, “Practicing Mental Health.

I agree with fellow Globe columnist Alex Beam: Get used to Trump. He’s not about to self-deport out of the White House and, for now, impeachment is a liberal pipe dream. Meanwhile, he’s delivering on campaign promises his opponents find hateful. But until Trump backers come to hate Trump policies, the wailing from the other side is little more than Shakespeare’s sound and fury. Rather than signifying nothing, however, all that noise signifies something very specific to Trump backers: Trump Derangement Syndrome. And there’s some truth to it.”

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Nan, Nan, Nan

She’s been into the Guinness.

She also believes that the most important consideration is how much money flows into Washington.

Is ‘Comity’ anything like Jameson’s?

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Maybe Free Maps Of Our Northern Border Will Help

Illegal immigrants are not feeling welcome any more in the United States. The new President is sending enforcement agents out to round them up so they can be sent home or jailed if they are serious law breakers. Americans who oppose this enforcement of existing law are not just surprised. They are aghast that someone would actually enforce immigration laws that they don’t like.

Here is an interesting story of an illegal being arrested who has been practicing immigration law in California for fifteen years.

“Illegal Alien Supporters Are Aghast At ICE Arresting Illegals At Courthouses”

Octavio Chaidez was walking out of a Pasadena courtroom with a client last month when four men jumped up from a hallway bench and rushed toward them.

The men asked his client’s name. Then they pulled out badges.

“They say, ‘You’re Mr. So and So?’ and he says, ‘Yes,’ ” Chaidez said. “They show him a badge, and they say, ‘We’re from Immigration and Customs,’ and they took him in.”

Chaidez, who has worked as a defense attorney in Los Angeles County for nearly 15 years, said he had never seen federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents make an arrest inside the confines of a courthouse.

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What’s barely mentioned in this article, and barely or not mentioned in so many that mimic the LA Times one above, is that Mr. Chaidez’s client was a “previously deported Mexican national with a prior felony conviction for drug trafficking”. Coming back into the U.S. after being deported is also a federal felony. Why are we concerned about a criminal like this being made scared?”

People who are in the United States illegally are sad – and worried. But there is a solution.

Canada’s Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, has told them they won’t be arrested in his country, that it has great social programs they can enjoy, and they are welcome.

As a result illegals are deciding to emigrate to Canada. It’s easy. You can walk across the border. That should be a win-win for both countries.

The American state of Hawaii is also determined to protect the rights of illegal emigrants and others from middle-eastern countries. It has been suggested that we ship them there. That sounds good when you say it fast but it would be much more expensive than simply allowing them to deport to Canada. They would need airline tickets because Hawaii is in the middle of an ocean.

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