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Keep An Eye On North Korea Before It Disappears

Unlike his predecessor, Donald Trump does not telegraph his military plans. He has chosen former Governor Nikki Haley to be his Ambassador to the United Nations. She is releasing snippets of information that may lead one to believe the United States will take military action against North Korea. Then again, she may be trying to get the UN to act against Kim.

“Nikki Haley Nails It on the UN and North Korea”

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley attends an emergency meeting of the Security Council in New York on July 5, 2017. Haley said the United States is prepared to use military force against North Korea to stop its weapons program. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo

Bravo to Nikki Haley, America’s ambassador to the United Nations, who put out a statement on Sunday saying that contrary to some reports, the U.S. will not seek an emergency meeting of the UN Security Council in response to North Korea’s second launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile.

That’s a smart break from the longstanding U.S. pattern. Sidelining the UN Security Council may be small potatoes in the face of the daunting problem of ending the threat of North Korea, but it is at least a move in the right direction.

In the past, these crash meetings of the Security Council have served among other things to paper over the failures of U.S. policies meant to stop North Korea.”

More at PJ Media

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“The Military Coup Against Donald Trump of 2018, Part 2”

Part 2 here

But in red America, the response was different. Patriots watched Hillary on their television, then unlocked their gun safes.”

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Could He Do That?

Members of Congress have the best health care in the world. They made sure they would. The rest of us don’t matter to them as long as they have theirs.

“Trump threatens to axe Congress members’ sweetheart health care deal and threatens insurance companies with pain following Obamacare repeal disaster”

It doesn’t sound like he has given up on repeal of Obamacare. The Senate members have, though. Here he is Donald Trump trying an end run around them. He wants to remove their wonderful health care coverage and make them live with what they want us to live with. Horrors!

Many of us have said for a long time that the Congress should be living with whatever they decide for us. That still sounds right.

But can he do that? I know the rules regarding the powers of the President were rewritten during the Obama years but does he have the authority to do this?

President Trump hinted on Monday that he’s prepared to end federal government subsidy payments to medical insurers this week, hastening the implosion of the Obamacare system and forcing congressional action.

And he suggested that members of Congress and their staffs should no longer have a sweetheart deal that gives them taxpayer dollars to offset the cost of enrolling in insurance under the Affordable Care Act.
‘If ObamaCare is hurting people, & it is, why shouldn’t it hurt the insurance companies & why should Congress not be paying what public pays?’ the president tweeted.”

More at the UK Daily Mail

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What Could Be Worse Than A Trump Presidency?

Kurt Schlichter attempts to answer that question over at Townhall. He uses the tactic of telling us the future news from a year from now. This is part one. We will have to see how many more there will be.

“The Military Coup Against Donald Trump of 2018, Part 1”

We cannot tolerate this any longer,” said the former CIA Director at the head of the table. “We have to forcibly retake the government from Donald Trump. It is the only way save our democracy.”

His audience nodded solemnly. The men and women gathered at that secret February meeting on the top floor of 241 West 41st Street, the New York Times building, were Democrat politicians, media figures, retired and active members of the federal security bureaucracy, and several Establishment Republicans, and they were at wit’s end. There simply was no other choice. Donald Trump must be replaced, and it no longer mattered how. This meeting was the genesis of the bloody coup of April 2018.

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But how would one pull off a coup d’etat in the United States? Most of the political hacks had no idea, while the military experts understood the massive challenge. Some answers were obvious – in the Third World, the first thing the plotters take control of are the radio and TV stations and the newspapers. In America, the media was already in the bag. Hell, they would cheerlead a coup. But the actual seizure of power? That was more complicated.

“You just send in some soldiers and take over everything,” said the younger and, astonishingly, stupider California senator. “You know, with guns. How hard can this Army stuff be?”

Retired – actually, fired by Trump – General Leonard Smith, who had been promoted by Obama after failing to win in Iraq and Afghanistan, but who successfully spearheaded the transsexuals in foxholes initiative, tried to explain.”

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Well, The Russian Collusion Story Hasn’t Gotten Trump Out Of Office…

… Now Newsweek has another plan. And it sounds like they are grasping at straws.

Alternative science for alternative ‘Facts’.

“THE SOLAR ECLIPSE COULD MEAN DISASTER FOR TRUMP, ACCORDING TO ASTROLOGERS”

Donald Trump’s presidency was written in the stars—at least that’s what astrologers are saying. He was born during a lunar eclipse, they point out, which makes him more susceptible to the power of eclipses. And if eclipses are monumental celestial events with real-world consequences, as astrologers believe, then the rare total solar eclipse happening in August could have major implications for Trump, especially given the growing drama around his administration.

“There’s been a lot of conversation about this eclipse in terms of what’s going on with Donald Trump,” says Wade Caves, an astrological consultant who earlier in July published a 29-page analysis of the coming eclipse. “The astrological world has been completely buzzing with this for quite some time, even more so since Donald Trump was inaugurated.”

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A Short Refresher Course On Trusting Government

Very good, very focused, and we need more of this:

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What’s Wrong With Debbie Wasserman Schultz?

She is the focal point behind the Pakistani IT man who was arrested while trying to leave the country. His name is Imran Awan.

She has always been unkempt looking. The hair style she wears is quite unflattering, but recently she has apparently given up completely on how she looks.

First thought was that she has been drinking heavily. Maybe drugs. Maybe both. But now the news is that she was paying Awan even after he no longer worked for her or the DNC. But now there is new news.

“Wasserman Schultz Seemingly Planned To Pay Suspect Even While He Lived In Pakistan”

WTF?

In all, six months of actions reveal a decision to continue paying a man who seemingly could not have been providing services to her, and who a mountain of evidence suggests was a liability. The man long had access to all of Wasserman Schultz’s computer files, work emails and personal emails, and he was recently accused by a relative in court documents of wiretapping and extortion.”

Extortion? Most people mistakenly call that blackmail. But, if she was paying Awan to stay silent about the things he got off her computers and those of the DNC, that is extortion.

A few people have floated the notion that she and Awan were having an affair. I find that to be hard to believe. The fact that she allowed him full access to Her own and Democrat computers, though, coupled with the way she resigned from her position as head of the DNC because of a few emails being released, makes the prospect of extortion even more likely. Especially since he was accused By Family Members of extortion.

The Washington Times has a good history of Awan, his brothers, and their connections with the Democrat National Committee.

Between the time Awan started working for Wasserman Schultz in 2005 and his family members were let go, earlier this year, they had collectively earned more than $4 million in tax paid salaries. In February, House members were alerted to potential for abuse and let go Awan’s family members.

Until just recently, Wasserman Schultz refused to fire Awan, however, and even went so far in her defense of him that she recently refused Capitol Police’s request to search a laptop belonging to him.”

She may be drinking or something. It must be terribly stressful being the victim of a Muslim extortionist.

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That’s Not How You Get Investigators To Stop Looking At You

Debbie Wasserman Schultz and Imran Awan

Fox News has an article titled, ‘FBI investigating smashed hard drives from Wasserman Schultz IT worker’s home, Pakistani brothers’. In it they describe a lot of things but what is really telling is this:

Rosiak was surprised by Shultz’s reaction to the investigation, saying, “You would think that Debbie Wasserman Schultz would say, ‘I can’t believe my IT guy was allegedly hacking, I want him prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law.’”

But Rosiak says Schultz has been fighting with the Capitol Police to get back one of her laptops.

“Instead, a laptop was separately seized from a House office building and she is blocking the Capitol Police from reviewing it…even threatening the Capitol Police with ‘consequences’ if he doesn’t give it back.”

That’s dumb. Barack Obama is no longer President so he can no longer run interference for her. The new President, Donald Trump, wants to know who is behind the attacks on him. He’s not likely to call off the FBI. As a matter of fact he has been demanding they look into all the Democrat collusion during the 2016 election.

It is clear that the regular mainstream media is not interested in uncovering dirt on any Democrat but what Is happening is that the internet is investigating. So is the FBI and, increasingly, the entire Department of Justice. All of President Trump’s speeches are being televised. He has the ‘Bully pulpit’ and can tell the people what has been discovered, going around the media.

If CNN, MSNBC, and other media groups suppress this story and it actually gets out it will be another reason that they are dying. And they are dying of suicide.

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People Are Going To Die Under Obamacare

It’s still the law of the land and it is terrible. Many are unable to buy insurance because the insurance companies are pulling out of their states. Others simply cannot afford the increased premiums. Others will die because they will not have life-saving procedures because they can’t afford the deductables.

People are going to die and it is the fault of every Democrat in the Senate and a handful of Republicans – including John McCain. They ruined the only chance we had to get rid of the monstrosity called the Affordable Care Act and commonly called Obamacare.

The law had to be repealed. It is a failure. Even former President Obama is trying to distance himself from the terrible law that carries his name:

“Obama Stays Silent on Health Care Debate. Here’s Why.”

Democrats worry if President Obama tries to publicly save his health care law, he might kill it.”

Well, he has destroyed the political career of every Democrat he has ever campaigned for – including Hillary Clinton.

As the process for repealing and replacing Obamacare incrementally advances through Congress, its namesake remains largely absent from the give-and-take of the debate.

President Barack Obama has weighed into the health care fray only occasionally—and always from a distance—even as his eponymous signature piece of domestic legislation comes under heightened threat.

It is not for lack of want. Aides and advisers say that the former president is, like all Democrats, troubled by ability of Republican leadership to keep repeal efforts alive. One official said he did not expect GOP lawmakers to get even this far. But he is wary of engaging in a highly visible way, even in this critical hour, for fear that it would backfire politically.”

He has what Mrs22 calls the ‘Sadim touch’. Sadim is Midas spelled backwards and it means everything he touches turns to sh*t.

Read the rest at the Daily Beast

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California Is One Step Closer To Being Farther Away

No, the state won’t actually break away from North America. That would cut the pipelines that bring her water and the powerlines that allow their AC to run. If they get enough signature to secede will there be another civil war? Would you need a passport to visit there? Will the Trump administration impose an import duty on California wines imported to the US? Inquiring minds want to know.

“California secession campaign can start gathering signatures”

SACRAMENTO, CALIF. – A group that wants California to secede from the United States can start collecting signatures for its ballot initiative.

The state attorney general issued an official ballot measure title and summary Tuesday. The campaign can now start gathering the more than 585,000 signatures it will need to qualify for the 2018 ballot.

The initiative would form a commission to recommend avenues for California to pursue its independence and delete part of the state constitution that says it is an inseparable part of the U.S. The measure would also instruct the governor and California congressional delegation to negotiate more autonomy for the state.”

More at the Sacramento Bee

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Mattis: “War Fighters Should Concentrate On Killing”

What a concept. The President has removed the transgender people from the military. Now there is no reason to train warriors to be nice to them. How many other needless classes have been imposed on them?

“Mattis: Get unnecessary training off warfighters’ backs”

WASHINGTON – Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has ordered a review of all the administrative and training requirements that prevent trigger pullers and pilots alike from focusing on warfighting.

In the memo obtained by Military Times, Mattis on Friday directed the services, the National Guard Bureau and the combatant commanders to determine what changes are needed to give each branch increased flexibility to organize, train and equip more ready and lethal forces.

Notably, Mattis has ordered a review of the “requirements for mandatory force training that does not directly support core tasks” – the many hours soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines spend prior to deployment meeting the Pentagon-required tasks that sometimes have little to do with the role they will actually fulfill when deployed.”

More at Military Times

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And You Can Bet It’s A Good One

“The NAACP Has A Plan To Overhaul The Nation’s Charter Schools”

Cornell Brooks, president and CEO of the NAACP, listens to testimony during the second day of confirmation hearings on Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) nomination to be U.S. attorney general in Washington, U.S., January 11, 2017. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

A NAACP task force that spent several months traveling the country learning about charter schools released a report Wednesday with the group’s conclusions. The report comes less than a year after the civil rights organization controversially passed a resolution calling for a moratorium on the growth of charter schools last October.

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Over 3 million children in the U.S., about a third of whom are black, currently attend charter schools. In its previous call for a moratorium on expansion of these schools, the NAACP expressed concerns that charters perpetuate segregation, subject students to overly harsh discipline practices, divert funding away from traditional public schools and face weak oversight. The new report does not back down from these assertions.”

All race all the time. ‘Charter schools perpetuate segregation’. Even though a third of the students attending them are black? Harsh discipline? According to whom? Boo hoo.

From the Huffington Post

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Run, Maxine, Run!

“Michelle Malkin Launches New Political Committee: ‘Conservatives For Maxine Waters For President’”

Conservative commentator Michelle Malkin announced Friday that she is heading up a new committee: “Conservatives for Maxine Waters for President.” But not for the reason you may think.

In an ad for Conservative Review TV, Malkin said she wants to make Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.), who she jokingly labeled a “beltway barnacle,” the “defining face of the Democratic Party.” Of course, it’s not because Malkin, a staunch conservative and supporter of liberty and limited government, supports Waters or has suddenly changed her values, but because Waters embodies the current Democratic Party — a system marked by repeated electoral losses.

“I would like to make an official announcement: Today, I am assuming the role of chairman of a new political committee, ‘Conservatives for Maxine Waters for President,’” Malkin said.

Malkin explained that she is assuming the role after reports indicated that Waters may have political aspirations beyond her congressional district for 2020.”

Maxine does not represent her district. She doesn’t even live in it.

But wait, there’s more:

Not only is Mad Max one of the wealthiest in Congress, she’s one of the most corrupt. Citizens for Responsibly and Ethics in Washington, a government watchdog group, has named Waters the most corrupt member of Congress on four separate occasions: 2005, 2006, 2009 and 2011.”

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Leftists Keep Digging Their Own Grave

They say they can’t figure out why they keep losing elections. It’s unfair. Must have been collusion with the Russians.

Nope.

I should not be telling them what they are doing wrong but it’s not likely anyone in a position to change things among Democrats reads this little blog. Besides, they’re smarter than I… aren’t they?

This is from Newsweek:

“TRUMP BOY SCOUT SPEECH IS NAZI HITLER YOUTH RALLY, LEFT SAYS”

President Donald Trump brought his bombastic politics to a Boy Scouts event Monday in West Virginia, drawing cheers from the children gathered at the event and prompting comparisons between his rousing rhetoric and Nazi youth rallies from some liberal activists and journalists.”

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DNC IT Guy Arrested Trying To Skip The Country

Imran Awan, one of three brothers hired by the Democratic National Committee, was arrested today at Dulles Airport in Washington DC. He was trying to leave the country. The FBI discovered broken hard drives at his home yesterday.

The media who are covering this are connecting him with Debbie Wasserman Schultz. She was involved in hiring them but she no longer works for the DNC and Awan is still on their payroll.

Imran Awan with Bill Clinton / Facebook

This goes a lot deeper than just Debbie. They were paid with cash from the DNC and were in charge of Internet Technology for the DNC.

We reported on these guys here and here.

More here

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Prob’ly Fake But Fun

“TRUE SOCIALIST: Apparently Bernie Sanders Is Stealing His Neighbor’s ‘Washington Post'”

In perhaps the funniest and most fitting news of the year, WMAL radio host Chris Plante told his audience of a story he heard from friends about the elderly senator. A man living next to Sanders apparently called the Post to complain that he was hardly ever receiving his subscription. After an investigation into the matter, the paying customer realized that it was his neighbor, Senator Sanders, who was stealing the paper right from under his nose.”

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Online College Courses Now Available To Allow You To Change The World

The group is called Coursera. They claim they have a goal. That goal is to Indoctrinate help people, from the image below, women, change the world into something different – something ‘Fair’.

“Introducing #LearnActImpact: 14+ new courses to empower you to change the world”

Today, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of 14 brand-new courses in topics like social justice, diversity, and inclusion, and global challenges. We’ll be launching additional courses in these topics throughout July and August, so stay tuned!

These courses offer a unique opportunity to learn directly from top experts on some of the most difficult issues facing our global society today. You’ll gain a nuanced understanding of topics ranging from climate change, to diversity and inclusion, to mass incarceration; you’ll also build the concrete skills you need to be an effective professional leader and global citizen.”

Then there is a list and a brief description of each of the fourteen classes. The classes are online so you won’t have to physically commute to the various campuses across the country that are offering these activist indoctrination training classes. And there is some good news:

Financial Aid is available for learners who cannot afford the fee.”

On Coursera’s ‘Terms’ page there is a lot of discussion about fees, without telling us how much the courses cost, refunds, and this:

No Academic Credit

Unless otherwise explicitly indicated by a credit-granting institution, participation in or completion of a course does not confer any academic credit. Even if credit is awarded by one institution, there is no presumption that other institutions will accept that credit. You agree not to accept credit for completing a course unless you have earned a Course Certificate (or other equivalent Coursera credential) for that course. Coursera, the course instructors, and the associated participating institutions have no obligation to have a course recognized by any educational institution or accreditation organization.”

So the courses are really valueless.

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NYT Covers Clashes In Venezuela…

… Without once using the term, “Socialism”. It’s a photo essay with descriptions. The people are upset about food an medicine shortages. What are the editors trying to protect?

“The Battle for Venezuela, Through a Lens, Helmet and Gas Mask”

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CARACAS, Venezuela — Motley throngs of masked antigovernment protesters hurl rocks, fireworks and Molotov cocktails. The police and soldiers retaliate with tear gas, water cannon blasts, rubber bullets and buckshot.

An uprising is brewing in Venezuela.

Nearly every day for more than three months, thousands have taken to the streets to vent fury at President Nicolás Maduro and his increasingly repressive leadership.

These confrontations often turn into lopsided and sometimes lethal street brawls — more than 90 people have been killed and more than 3,000 arrested.”

More at the New York Times

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Schumer: “Dems Are Lost. We’re Trying To Find Something We Can Sell To The Voters”

This is an interesting half-minute of video. Senator Schumer is on Steponallofus’ TV show explaining that his party doesn’t have anything to sell and are casting around for something – anything. He names a bunch of things including single-payer health care. When he says those two magic words, Stponallofus’ ears perk up. He never expected to hear that.

It’s sad, really, but gratifying to see the Senate Minority Leader completely without a plan of any kind.

One thing is sure. They are moving further left. Another is, they are doing nothing but yelling stuff at Donald Trump. I submit that they can’t agree on a platform because every meeting devolves into a shouting match about Trump.

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Some Smart People Are Beginning To Come Around On Trump

Andrew Klavan, the novelist, has a piece out this morning in PJ Media titled, “Trump May Yet Become a Terrific President”.

In fact, it seems to me — a reluctant Trump voter — President The Donald has done a pretty darn good job so far. Rough-hewn, inexperienced and sometimes too much of a loudmouth for his own and the country’s good, he has nonetheless managed to increase American freedom and productivity while dragging us back from the brink of the Moribund European Socialist Please-Kill-Us-Mohammed anti-Western vision of the last guy who held the office.

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Like all of us, I’ve watched Trump closely. He learns stuff. He gets smarter as he goes. At this late date, he’s probably not going to fix his personality flaws. Hell, at this late date, I may not fix mine either. But who cares? CNN can cover his gaffes till their ratings match their credibility at zero. If Trump can learn to do this one thing — shepherd the Congress from Big Talk Promise to Real Life Law — he will stand a chance of becoming a genuinely excellent president.

When he started out, I did not believe that was possible. If he pulls it off, it will be the best crow I ever ate.”

Also, Evan Sayet has a piece at Townhall titled, “He Fights”. He starts with a recounting of the condemnation of Donald Trump from progressives – both Democrats and Republicans:

My Leftist friends (as well as many ardent #NeverTrumpers) constantly ask me if I’m not bothered by Donald Trump’s lack of decorum. They ask if I don’t think his tweets are “beneath the dignity of the office.” Here’s my answer:

We Right-thinking people have tried dignity. There could not have been a man of more quiet dignity than George W. Bush as he suffered the outrageous lies and politically motivated hatreds that undermined his presidency. We tried statesmanship. Could there be another human being on this earth who so desperately prized “collegiality” as John McCain? We tried propriety – has there been a nicer human being ever than Mitt Romney? And the results were always the same.”

Sayet gives a lot of examples of how the left has been constantly warring with the right while conservatives have been playing nice.

The problem is that, through these years, the Left has been the only side fighting this war. While the Left has been taking a knife to anyone who stands in their way, the Right has continued to act with dignity, collegiality and propriety.

With Donald Trump, this all has come to an end. Donald Trump is America’s first wartime president in the Culture War.”

A little history:

General George Patton was a vulgar-talking, son-of-a-bitch. In peacetime, this might have seen him stripped of rank. But, had Franklin Roosevelt applied the normal rules of decorum, then Hitler and the Socialists would barely be five decades into their thousand-year Reich.

Trump is fighting. And what’s particularly delicious is that, like Patton standing over the battlefield as his tanks obliterated Rommel’s, he’s shouting, “You magnificent bastards, I read your book!” That is just the icing on the cake, but it’s wonderful to see that not only is Trump fighting, he’s defeating the Left using their own tactics.”

Both are worth reading, especially if you are not a Trump supporter.

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One Of The Smartest Things Team Trump Did Was To Remove TV Cameras From Briefing Room

It’s driving the press crazy and making the Press Secretary’s job easier.

“Departing White House press secretary says good riddance to press”

Sean Spicer, departing Press Secretary for President Trump

White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced his resignation Friday, but even with one foot out the door, he’s not through battling the press.

In an appearance on Fox News’ “Hannity” Friday, host Sean Hannity invited Spicer, whose daily briefings became must-watch television due to his testy exchanges with reporters, to expound on his impression of the press in his six months on the job. Spicer obliged.

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The majority of folks that are now in the briefing room that are going into journalism, they’re not there for the facts or the pursuit of the truth, rather they are trying to figure out, ‘How do I get on TV? How do I become a YouTube star?’ and that’s disappointing,” Spicer said.”

From here

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Minneapolis Mayor Tries To Placate Muslims By Firing Police Chief

The city’s men object. They want the Mayor gone, too. Interestingly, we find there are men in Minneapolis.

The Mayor had to call the police chief back from vacation to fire her. A competent chief would have returned immediately to deal with the problems of a Muslim cop shooting an unarmed woman to death.

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This Blonde Ain’t So Dumb

Looks like it was all without a teleprompter. She says her rant is because of a news feed from CNN but she includes all mainstream media in her take down.

Related, The newest from CNN:

They wonder why we are laughing at them.

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… And White Men Can’t Dance

“At Cal State, algebra is a civil rights issue”

Everything is a civil rights issue nowadays.

The next civil rights court battle for California higher education may be about algebra.

California State University is finalizing new system-wide math policies as part of an initiative to increase graduation rates and address equity gaps. But a recent move by CSU affecting students transferring from community colleges threatens to undermine community college efforts to do the same.

The culprit is Intermediate Algebra, a high-school level course of technical procedures that most college students will never use, either in college or in life.

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About 80 percent of African Americans required to take more than one remedial class in math do not complete their math requirements within six years, compared to 67 percent of Hispanics and 61 percent of whites, according to the community college system’s student success scorecard. A recent estimate found that, among community college students, 50-60 percent of the racial disparity in degree completion is driven by decisions to place students in math remediation, according to an unpublished study by the RP Group.”

So, of course, the way to get more kids to graduate is to lower the requirements to graduate. Of course. Why didn’t I think of that?

From here

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Photo Evidence: The President Colluding With The Russians!

From here

Then there is this:

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