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OPEC Is Caught Between Shale and a Hard Place

GOP Sours on Obamacare Repeal; Next Attempt Unlikely Before 2019

The Big Façade: Only 17% of Americans support the Republican healthcare bill

One lawyer stole more than half a billion dollars from Social Security

Working Class White America is ‘Dying of Despair’

The Ryancare Route—Winning by Losing?

Outraged mom says TSA treated family "like dogs" during son's pat-down

Louisiana Police Officer who Shot and Killed a 6-year-old Autistic Child Found Guilty

83-year-old Grandpa Forgot to Use His Blinker, So Cops Put Him in the Hospital

The Transformation Of Our Nation Into A Complete Surveillance State Is Almost In Place: “You’re Known, Your Vehicle Is Known, Your Daily Itinerary, Shopping Habits… It’s All Being Recorded”

Oklahoma home invasion shooting: Suspected getaway driver arrested

Robert Barnes: Can Trump Legally Stop Sanctuary Cities? Yes. Remember Brown v. Board of Education

Having Co-Opted the Tea Party Nationwide, Trump Tries to Stamp out its Remnants in Congress

Did the Government Spy on Trump? Of Course. It Spies on All of Us!

What Are the Republicans Waiting For?

Republicans should be disgusted with the House Freedom Caucus

Freedom Caucus: Do these 29 white men run America?

House forms Freedom Caucus

Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) On Why He Resigned From The Freedom Caucus:

Paul Ryan: Push for health-care reform will continue

GOP moderates blame Freedom Caucus for tanking the terrible Trump/Ryan health-care bill

Rep. Mo Brooks files bill to repeal Obamacare

The GOP’s Obamacare Repeal Bill Is Dead Because Trump Doesn’t Understand How Health Policy Works

NoHo school budget cuts due to high white student percentage sparks outrage

Jim Jordan Crushes Reince Priebus False Narrative on Obamacare Repeal

Why Steve Bannon Might Be the Winner of the GOP’s Health-Care Civil War

Many GOP lawmakers furious at Freedom Caucus over healthcare bill

Abraham, Higgins: Blame GOP Freedom Caucus for saving Obamacare

Rep. Adam Kinzinger: Freedom Caucus hampering GOP’s ability to govern

Conservatism's worst enemy? The Freedom Caucus.

AG Sessions says he’ll punish sanctuaries, cities could lose billions of dollars

GOP cave on Obamacare repeal is the biggest broken promise in political history

Enough With the Recriminations [over RyanCare], Go Back to Work

Levin: A big thank you to the Freedom Caucus patriots!

The Freedom Caucus owes GOP leadership an apology

Opinions The Freedom Caucus blows its chance to govern

Ryancare Is Just A Shittier Version Of Obamacare

Following Health Care Debacle, White House Considers More Conservative Outreach

Dana Loesch just NAILED IT on the problem with fixing health care…

Merry Christmas

$10 Trillion Missing From Pentagon And No One — Not Even the DoD — Knows Where It Is

OPINION: The Damage the Freedom Caucus Has Done to the Young Trump Presidency, Republicans and the Country May Be Felt for Years

Trump shifts blame to Freedom Caucus

Poe says some members of Freedom Caucus would vote no against Ten Commandments

Latest Establishment Talking Point: Trump May Be Guilty of ‘Treason’

Who Owns Obamacare Now?

Disgusting: The Freedom Caucus Saves Obamacare Again

Trump: Democrats ‘Smiling’ Because Freedom Caucus ‘Saved Planned Parenthood’ and Obamacare

Trump shifts blame for health-care collapse to far right

The Freedom Caucus is at a crossroads

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The Big Façade: Only 17% of Americans support the Republican healthcare bill
Post Date: 2017-03-28 15:24:30 by Gatlin
Only 17% of Americans support the Republican healthcare bill, according to a poll released Thursday from Quinnipiac University. The Freedom Caucus members find a poll they like and one that in some way supports their agenda….then they treat it as though Moses had just ascended from Mount Sinai with the information carved in tablets. The Freedom Caucus members use this 17% facade to maintain a concealment of a more pleasant and creditable reality, while they completely ignore that: Only 26% of Americans favor a full repeal of the health care law, according to a Kaiser poll. The Kaiser Poll also shows 30% favor expanding the law and another 19 percent want lawmakers to move forward ...

Opinions The Freedom Caucus blows its chance to govern
Post Date: 2017-03-27 11:43:37 by Gatlin
A few days before the House Freedom Caucus brought down the American Health Care Act, Rep. Mark Meadows laid out the stakes for his group: “This is a defining moment for our nation, but it’s also a defining moment for the Freedom Caucus.” The North Carolina Republican was right. The vote was indeed a defining moment — a test in which the Freedom Caucus had to decide: Would it remain a minoritarian opposition bloc whose only role was to defend truth without compromise? Or could it become something bigger, transforming itself into a majoritarian governing force that could lead Congress toward achievable conservative victories and have a lasting impact on the direction of ...

OPINION: The Damage the Freedom Caucus Has Done to the Young Trump Presidency, Republicans and the Country May Be Felt for Years
Post Date: 2017-03-27 09:32:07 by Gatlin
It is hard to overestimate the damage the Freedom Caucus has done to the fledgling presidency of Donald Trump, and to the country. By blocking the American Health Care Act of 2017, the conservative group has guaranteed that Americans will struggle forward under the burden of Obamacare. In the next few months insurers will announce their premium hikes for the coming year; chances are, given the continuing withdrawal of major companies from the marketplaces and the ongoing failure of the bill to attract enough young and healthy participants, the new rates will not be pretty. Last year premiums went up 25%; it’s likely the increases will be higher this year. Republicans will own those ...

'Art of the Deal' Healthcare Bill Failure a Way to Oust Paul Ryan and Achieve Full Repeal of Obamacare? (Conspiracy Theory)
Post Date: 2017-03-26 16:27:45 by hondo68
Today, President Trump pulled the healthcare bill after it fell short of the votes needed to pass. The highly unpopular ‘Ryancare’ replacement of Obamacare left the Republicans divided. Did Trump give Paul Ryan just enough rope to hang himself? It is no secret that Paul Ryan has contempt for President Trump and is working to sabotage him. This may Trump’s plan to have Paul Ryan ousted and replaced. It is a mixed bag of emotions today after the Obamacare repeal failed to pass. The replacement, dubbed ‘Ryancare’ was highly unpopular and often referred to as ‘Obamacare 2.0’. Of course we want Obamacare repealed, however; we don’t want another big ...

Freedom Caucus drives dagger into heart of young Trump presidency
Post Date: 2017-03-25 07:06:24 by Gatlin
It is hard to overestimate the damage the Freedom Caucus has done to the fledgling presidency of Donald Trump, and to the country. By blocking the American Health Care Act of 2017, the conservative group has guaranteed that Americans will struggle forward under the burden of Obamacare. In the next few months insurers will announce their premium hikes for the coming year; chances are, given the continuing withdrawal of major companies from the marketplaces and the ongoing failure of the bill to attract enough young and healthy participants, the new rates will not be pretty. Last year premiums went up 25%; it’s likely the increases will be higher this year. Republicans will own those ...

Goldberg: Better to fear ‘1984,’ some, than slip into apathy
Post Date: 2017-03-16 19:49:17 by hondo68
Dystopia is in the air these days. George Orwell’s “1984” is selling like hotcakes — if hotcakes still sold well in this low-carb world. Is the president to blame?I think historians, no doubt working from their subterranean monasteries, bunkered from the radioactive wasteland above, will note that dystopianism, apocalypticism and other forms of existential paranoia actually predate the Trump presidency. It’s a fever that passes from one subset of the population to another and, occasionally, blows up into a full-scale pandemic. We all carry the infection in us, sometimes slow-simmering, sometimes in remission and sometimes in extremis. Hollywood has been running ...

Let's 'Smash' Paul Ryan's Obamacare Lite 'to Smithereens'
Post Date: 2017-03-15 19:55:08 by hondo68
Exclusive — Rand Paul: Let’s ‘Smash’ Paul Ryan’s Obamacare Lite ‘to Smithereens’AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite Look, I’m a “glass is half full” kind of guy. You have to be. I try to stay positive. I try to keep thinking maybe, maybe someday CONGRESS will remember the vision of our Founding Fathers … and that those we elect will represent us, not the special interests. But Washington politicians are so far gone that the Constitution is not even an afterthought, and their master seems to be whatever industry funds them. It doesn’t have to be this way. We just had an election about change, about draining the swamp. President Trump ...

Why Approval Voting is Unworkable in Contested Elections
Post Date: 2017-03-14 11:20:40 by A K A Stone
And How the Borda Count, Score Voting, Range Voting and Bucklin Voting are Similarly Flawed Due to Vulnerability to Strategic Voting Approval voting is a method of voting to elect single winners that has adherents among some voting theorists, but is unworkable in contested elections in which voters have a stake in the outcome. Once aware of how approval voting works, strategic voters will always earn a significant advantage over less informed voters. This problem with strategic voting far outweighs any other factor when evaluating the potential use of approval voting in governmental elections. Other methods that should not be used in meaningfully contested elections include range voting, ...

Has anyone seen a media news report lately on the Oath Keepers?
Post Date: 2017-03-14 08:57:51 by Gatlin
Has anyone seen a media news report lately on the Oath Keepers? Inquiring minds, well – at least one, wants to know whatever happened to this super paramilitary group that Deckard and his asshole libertarian cohorts thought would to be so wonderful “for all freedom lovers” and do great things towards “restoring and preserving” America to what it once was? Memory easily recalls when the fine libertarians on LF were ass kissing the Oath Keepers all over the place while continually shit canning cops. I see them still shit canning cops….but whatever happened to ass kissing the Oath Keepers? Is nothing happening with the Oath Keepers? Oh, wait a minute … ...

"Dear MUD..."
Post Date: 2017-03-13 16:00:53 by Mudboy Slim
To: Cyber-Band; iceskater; Landru; jla; AdSimp; kristinn; Taxman "the details are negotiable" Exactly my point...there are solutions to all of America's so-called "crisises- du-jour", but the RATS don't want solutions as they derive their Power from the PROBLEMS!! Why else do you think the RATS never git rid of any program?! It's 'cuz the federal programs--as designed by the RATS--are written not to solve the problem and thereby end the lucrative funding stream,NO!! Those programs are designed to run in perpituity!! (Forever and ever fer y'all in Rio Linda and certain counties in Florida...LOL!!) Social Security needs to be ...

Why Trump’s Syria 'Surge' Will Fail
Post Date: 2017-03-13 14:53:51 by hondo68
Last week President Trump significantly escalated the US military presence in Syria, sending some 400 Marines to the ISIS-controlled Raqqa, and several dozen Army Rangers to the contested area around Manbij. According to press reports he will also station some 2,500 more US troops in Kuwait to be used as he wishes in Iraq and Syria. Not only is it illegal under international law to send troops into another country without permission, it is also against US law for President Trump to take the country to war without a declaration. But not only is Trump’s first big war illegal: it is doomed to failure because it makes no sense. President Trump says the purpose of the escalation is to ...

... if “I’ll act like I am a libertarian” …
Post Date: 2017-03-12 18:40:04 by Gatlin
Pinguinite posted that if “I’ll act like I am a libertarian” …       … “that will be very good” and if I do it right, maybe “I'll learn something.” That means if I’ll learn to act like a libertarian …      … I can then act like buckeroo, Deckard, hondope and him. LMAO … I can act like all these inconsiderate lowlifes who have turned …      … this forum into a cop-hating, anarchist, anti-government cesspool echo chamber. ROTFLAMO … Furthermore, Pinguinite says I’ll learn to act like this libertarian who was a … ...

libertarian leaning Judge: For the first Time in Modern Era We Have President Who Is Adversary of Deep State
Post Date: 2017-03-11 15:22:05 by hondo68
Judge Napolitano: - Obama Didn't Need FISA To Spy On Trump - The Deep State has a very wise and shrewd adversary, the man in the Oval Office - For the first time in the modern era the man in the Oval Office is an adversary of the Deep State and not a tool of it Poster Comment:Maybe not the first time, Reagan was shot. Regardless, Judge Nap is right about the deep state. He's noticeably libertarian too. Small l, not the party.

Dr. No recomends increased TSA Canary groping - for Trump's kin
Post Date: 2017-03-08 23:19:48 by hondo68
Published on Mar 7, 2017 The Transportation Safety Administration has announced that it is going to get even more aggressive with innocent passengers. They said we must give up our liberty for security, but the TSA is an enemy of both. What can we do to fight back?

Anyone remember Ruby Ridge and Randy Weaver?
Post Date: 2017-03-08 16:13:24 by sneakypete
This is a pretty balanced 1 hour PBS documentary about the events that led up to the cluster-bleep at Ruby Ridge Idaho,what happened once some Fed panicked and shot teenage Sammy Weaver's dog that was barking at him,and the final result. Pretty well balanced and has interviews with all of the main players except for Lon Horiuchi ([url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lon_Horiuchi[/url]), a piece of semi-human garbage that I sincerely hope someone tracked down and gave him what he so richly deserved. Since he is not mentioned,I am assuming that he is unfortunately still alive and still in hiding. AFAIK,the feral government has never identified the US Marshall that shot 14 year old Sammy ...

Trump’s Transportation Secretary halts funding for California’s bullet train
Post Date: 2017-03-05 12:07:59 by Tooconservative
The last time we checked in on the construction of California Governor Jerry Brown’s legacy project, the high speed train connecting Los Angeles to San Fransisco, it was already already $3.6 billion over budget and seven years behind schedule. In that piece, I a surmised that federal funding to help complete this project could be axed, as several pricey grants were sitting on the desks of administrators now working for President Trump (who has been defied and mocked by numerous California politicos, including our governor). Sure enough, the Secretary of Transportation has halted the transfer of millions of dollars in funding for the bullet train: In the first big hit to the Bay Area ...

I'm looking forward to Obama being shot by firing squad
Post Date: 2017-03-04 08:05:46 by A K A Stone
I'm looking forward to Obama being shot by firing squad on Washington Mall. There will be many more to join him - Good Riddance!

Crawford Central School Board member defends (MAGA) 'clean head shot' Trump posts
Post Date: 2017-03-03 19:25:41 by hondo68
Glenn Tuttle A Crawford Central School Board member is facing backlash for trading insults on social media and posting critical comments about President Donald Trump, including using variations of the phrase "clean head shot."A member of the public used the comment period at the end of Monday’s school board meeting to call out the social media activity of board member Glenn Tuttle.“One of our school board members made very inappropriate remarks on Facebook,” Bonnie Van Nort began without identifying Tuttle by name. “We are all entitled to our opinions, but as an elected school board member, I would think that one would want to support our students, staff and ...

Reality Check
Post Date: 2017-02-20 21:32:53 by sneakypete
We all have difficulties. Some are related to age,some to health,some are financial,and some to injuries. We all complain about these things,but most of us just learn to live with them and we even develop a sense of humor about them because what else CAN we do. Was shopping at a local hardware store today for a strap wrench,and noticed a really fat woman shopping with a girl who was obviously her teenage daughter. Girl also had read hair,and looked to be maybe 17. I have seen film of women released from Nazi labor/death camps from WW-2 that looked fat compared to this girl. She was maybe 5'7" or so,but I seriously doubt she weighed 80 lbs. They ended up in the checkout line ahead ...

Meet the Depressed host Chuck Todd and John McLunatic/Leon Panetta discuss Trumps incompetence
Post Date: 2017-02-19 12:54:58 by sneakypete
Just watched Chuck Todd "interview" John McLunatic on Meet the Depressed,and Todd did everything but blow him on live TV. EVERY question was a set up for McLuntic to agree that Trump can't be trusted because he is incompetent. He even has McLunatic calling for a Congressional investigation on Trump. The final question was to ask McLunatic "Trump has said that ABC,CBS,NBC,and CNN were not HIS enemy,but were the enemy of the American People",and of course McLunatic then crawled up his ass and took a nap while kissing Chuckie's ass on the way in and out. Then Leon Panetta came on and said the intelligence community can't trust Trump. Panetta was VERY careful ...

Observations Concerning the Increase of Mankind
Post Date: 2017-02-18 11:32:32 by nativist nationalist
Observations concerning the Increase of Mankind, Peopling of Countries, &c. 1. Tables of the Proportion of Marriages to Births, of Deaths to Births, of Marriages to the Numbers of Inhabitants, &c. form’d on Observaions made upon the Bills of Mortality, Christnings, &c. of populous Cities, will not suit Countries; nor will Tables form’d on Observations made on full settled old Countries, as Europe, suit new Countries, as America. 2. For People increase in Proportion to the Number of Marriages, and that is greater in Proportion to the Ease and Convenience of supporting a Family. When Families can be easily supported, more Persons marry, and earlier in Life. 3. In ...

Ken Ham — Guardian of True Science
Post Date: 2017-02-12 16:10:25 by A K A Stone
Creationists don’t like The Clergy Letter Project, a strong, pro-evolution statement signed by over 13,000 Christian clergymen. Here’s the Wikipedia article on it: Clergy Letter Project. The Project is exceedingly troublesome for creationists because it flatly contradicts their claim that one can’t be a good Christian and also accept evolution. When we say the Clergy Letter is a strong statement, we’re not exaggerating. Part of it says: We believe that the theory of evolution is a foundational scientific truth, one that has stood up to rigorous scrutiny and upon which much of human knowledge and achievement rests. To reject this truth or to treat it as “one theory ...

Legacy of Obama: “Goodbye To The Worst President” America Has Ever Had
Post Date: 2017-01-21 10:34:07 by Homer Bohn
Obama has been a puppet president and a force of anti-American ideology, preferring to treat people as plebs and dependents, rather than as independent and proud individuals. Never before in U.S. history has the political and social landscape been so sharply divided, and so much power titled towards the wealthiest few who pull strings and hold all the power. At its root, the Obama administration was a lot of hype, a lot of pomp and circumstance for a cult of personality figure. Underneath it all, Barack Obama was little more than a front man for the bankers and war mongers. A loss of civil liberties, mass surveillance programs, drones, war and health care reform are all part of his ...

Why nobody talks about the left brownshirts?
Post Date: 2017-01-21 08:54:47 by Justified
Its amazing not even our side talks about the brownhirt nazi left who attack and destroy everything around them in a fit of childish temper tantrum. When the msm talks about the "the right" they really are describing the leftist. When is the last time you saw "the right" destroy cars, knock out windows and attack innocent people on the street? When is the last time you saw "the right" attack the police because they did not get their way? Its shameful how the msm distorts the news for the murderous left. Yes the murderous left who promote the evils of communist/socialist idea's. The left that want to enslave people instead of setting them free as "the ...

The Reason the Zika Virus Appeared on earth is SOLELY because of the Nazi's
Post Date: 2017-01-06 13:50:27 by A K A Stone
To all my friends in my home town, The reason the Zika virus has appeared on earth, first in Brazil, and now in Texas, is solely because of theNAZIs (according to the Revelation. That is, most of the NAZIs who killed millions of Jews (and also millions of Christians which is not talked about) fled to Brazil at the end of WW II to escape being arrested and probably receiving the death penalty. (And the rest of them fled to Argentina which has also been hit hard by the ZIKA virus). Brazil turned a blind eye and is now paying the price. (It may take a few decades, but no one can escape God's judgement). Anyhow the point of this post is to tell everyone about the NAZIs in Bay City who ...

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