Ocasio-Cortez: Capitalism “will not always exist in the world”

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the hottest commodity in the progressive movement, and arguably in the Democratic Party. The New York Democratic Socialist stunned the Democrat elite by defeating Joe Crowley, the number 4 Democrat in the House and a likely future Speaker of the House if Democrats regained control, in a primary. Now that the spotlight is shining on Ocasio-Cortez, we are getting a better understanding of just how far left and shallow her political positions are. Walks Back Criticism of Israel, Says Needs to Learn More Ocasio-Cortez was interviewed by Margaret Hoover on PBS Firing Line. (Full video embed...

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The 10 Essential Traits of Alpha Males

A lot of people seem to confuse being an alpha male with being an @sshole. There are alpha males who are @ssholes (Steve Jobs fit that description), but that’s certainly not necessary. Let me also note that if you have to tell people that you’re an alpha because they won’t just figure it out on their own, then you’re not an alpha. When people are around you for a while, if you’re really an alpha male, it will shine through. Furthermore, when people try to define what an alpha is, they often tack on all sorts of extraneous qualities...

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Anti-Iran protests rock southern Iraq

I wrote here about an emerging strategy to undermine the Iranian regime. A key element is making the regime pay for its regional adventurism, which has become quite unpopular with the Iranian population. This can be accomplished this by making Iran’s adventurism increasingly costly and humiliating the regime by thwarting its ambitions. As Jonathan Speyer explained it: A strategy seeking to contain further Iranian gains and then to roll Iran back is likely to focus on increasing the cost of Iran’s adventures abroad and exacerbate internal tensions while subjecting the country to tactical humiliations and defeats in order to reduce any domestic benefit to be accrued from regional commitments. Tehran will thus be forced to either spend more on its commitments, exacerbating the problems at home, or pull back, with the accompanying humiliation and loss of prestige. The strategy extends to countries throughout the region. Though the stakes seem highest in Syria right now, Speyer views Iraq as key. So, apparently, does Saudi Arabia, the arch-enemy of Iran. It has pledged $1 billion in loans and $500,000 in export credits to Iraq for reconstruction following the war against Islamic State. In my post on the subject, I expressed doubt about the extent to which we can curb Iranian influence in Iraq. But news from Iraq last week suggests that Iraqis themselves want to curb it. In the south of...

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Sam Bee: I was really impacted by using the c-word

What’s happened with Samantha Bee since the fateful night when she called Ivanka Trump a “feckless c-word” earlier this year? Well, times have been hard. It’s true that she hasn’t lost her TBS television show. She briefly lost a couple of advertisers, but what impact that has on a network like TBS which operates on the margins compared to the alphabet networks is hard to say. She still went on to receive a Television Academy award. So it wasn’t all that bad, right? Not so fast. It’s really affected her personally. Perhaps it was even a gamechanger. Has she...

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Five key topics that Trump, Putin are expected to discuss in major Helsinki summit

President Trump has arrived in Helsinki, Finland, ahead of a major summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin, after Trump said earlier in the weekend he had “low expectations” but “maybe some good” would come out of the meeting. The president did not answer shouted questions from reporters as he made his way from Air Force One after landing. On Sunday, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said the summit shouldn’t happen. The July 16 meeting is set to be the first official Russian-U.S. presidential summit since 2010. The two leaders last spoke in person in November 2017 at an economic summit...

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Trump Frees Europe From Angry Socialist Babies

A protester waved a, “Everyone welcome” sign outside Blenheim Palace as President Trump arrived to attend a reception with Prime Minister May. She didn’t mean Trump. Everyone but Trump was welcome in the United Kingdom. The angry woman was part of a furious leftist mob that had hounded the President of the United States from his landing at Stansted Airport to his flight to Winfield House to the trip to Blenheim. A desperate marketing firm had paid the owner of Moat Farm in Stoke Mandeville, who has no opinion on Trump, to allow a 650 foot crop circle reading...

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Veteran Has Strong Words After Ridiculous Statement on Strzok Hearing

Capitol Hill has been the sight of several fireworks displays this week, with none of them being holdovers from the recent passing of Independence Day.  Rather, these explosions were coming from within the congressional chambers themselves. In an absolutely riveting hearing yesterday, embattled FBI Agent Peter Strzok faced off with a number of member of Congress, testifying on a wide range of topics.  Strzok not only dodged questions on the investigation into Russian election interference, but also touched on a number of inquiries into Hillary Clinton’s ongoing email saga, his extramarital affair, and the hatred for the President that...

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Jake Tapper says his ‘clumsy thumb’ retweeted shock-flyer with ten F-words, including F the police, and a birthday wish …

Over the weekend CNN host Jake Tapper “accidentally” retweeted an image of a Democratic Socialists of America flyer that says “the future of the Democratic Party” is full-blown socialism. While it’s unclear where the photo was snapped or if it even came from that group, the flyer listed everything the far-left group hates, including President Donald Trump, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the police, Israel, the pro-life movement, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, private property, the right to work, corporations and compromise. Take a look, and keep an eye out for glaring misspellings: Civic friendship is impossible with these people. But I thank them for clarifying the lines of enmity. pic.twitter.com/EHn6Cl4MMr — Sohrab Ahmari (@SohrabAhmari) July 14, 2018 The flyer misspelled Kavanaugh’s last name. It also included this humdinger: “The Future of the Democratic Party.” The flyer provides actually a picture-perfect representation of the Democrat Party in its current form, if you think about. Every single day Democrats across the country chant, stomp and holler against the president, against immigration enforcement, against the police, against Israel, against really anything and everything that makes America so exceptional. Way at the bottom of the flyer, there was also a 200th birthday shout-out to deceased socialist Karl Marx, who was born on May 5, 1818. What remains unclear is whether Tapper retweeted the photo itself or Ahmari’s tweet pictured above. Check out the following...

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PBS’s Mark Shields Jokes Summit Is ‘Campaign Reunion’; Putin Is Trump’s ‘Favorite Absentee Voter’

Liberals try to play quite a game with special counsel Robert Mueller. When he indicts Russians, analysts like Mark Shields on PBS start making jokes about how Trump’s summit with Putin will be a “campaign reunion” with Trump’s “favorite absentee voter.” But when anyone suggests Mueller’s probe is partisan — or leads to partisan smack-talk — they suggest it’s nonsense, that “there’s not a partisan corpuscle in Bob Mueller’s system.”  On Friday’s NewsHour week-in-politics segment, PBS anchor Judy Woodruff asked how significant the latest indictments of 12 Russian military officers is:  MARK SHIELDS: It’s quite significant, Judy, and traces...

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What If Democrats Hadn’t Over-played Their Hand On Gorsuch Nomination?

The Republican majority in the Senate is smaller now, and the seat more consequential. Last year, we covered Neil Gorsuch’s nomination to the Supreme Court, including their misguided insistence on using the filibuster in an attempt to stop the nomination.  At that point, former Senate majority leader Harry Reid (D-NV) had eliminated the filibuster on lower court nominations but since there was no Supreme Court vacancy during his tenure as majority leader, Reid preserved the filibuster for the Supreme Court. The “Reid rule” was expanded last year by Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) to include the Supreme Court...

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The 30 Best Thomas Sowell Quotes

Thomas Sowell is a prolific author and brilliant economist and he is about as good at distilling conservative wisdom into pithy quotes as anyone you will ever read. If you think there’s not enough extraordinary brilliance left in the world, let me introduce you to Thomas Sowell, one of the greatest minds of our generation…. 30. “The problem isn’t that Johnny can’t read. The problem isn’t even that Johnny can’t think. The problem is that Johnny doesn’t know what thinking is; he confuses it with feeling.” 29. “One of the consequences of such notions as ‘entitlements’ is that people who have contributed nothing to society feel that society owes them something, apparently just for being nice enough to grace us with their presence.” 28. “Each new generation born is in effect an invasion of civilization by little barbarians, who must be civilized before it is too late.” 27. “Virtually no idea is too ridiculous to be accepted, even by very intelligent and highly educated people, if it provides a way for them to feel special and important. Some confuse that feeling with idealism.” 26. “I wonder what radical feminists make of the fact that it was men who createdthe rule of ‘women and children first’ when it came to rescuing people from life-threatening emergencies.” 25. “The word ‘racism’ is like ketchup. It can be put on practically anything — and demanding evidence makes you a...

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Nunes on the indictments

I posted the indictments obtained against 12 Russian military intelligence officers by the Special Counsel this past Friday here. This morning Maria Bartiromo interviewed House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes about the indictments (video below). Nunes cited the March 22 Intelligence Committee Report on Russian Active Measures that was released the following month and posted online in redacted form. He also cited the Wall Street Journal editorial “After the Strzok stonewall.” I found the interview of interest and thought many readers would as well. In the editorial, the Journal calls for declassification of the following documents (all quotations are from the editorial): • FISA applications: “Justice and the FBI made one application and three renewals for warrants against former Trump campaign aide Carter Page. The text of those applications would show the degree to which the FBI relied on the dossier compiled by Christopher Steele at the request of Fusion GPS. They would also show how honest FBI and Justice were with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court that approves warrants.” • Woods procedures documents: “The FBI is required to vet and support the facts its presents to a FISA court when it seeks a warrant to eavesdrop on a U.S. citizen. These rules are known as Woods procedures, and releasing sections of this Woods file would show the extent to which the FBI verified the dossier or other evidence...

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Bolton: Why, I think the new Mueller indictments strengthen Trump’s hand in his summit with Putin

There’s no better evidence of how uncomfortable Friday’s indictments were for the White House than the fact that this nonsense is the best a brilliant guy like Bolton can do to spin them. National security adviser John Bolton on the Mueller indictment of Russian agents ahead of Pres. Trump’s meeting with Putin: “I would say in fact, it strengthens his hand…I think the president can put this on the table and say this is a serious matter” https://t.co/HgvKdxvxVn pic.twitter.com/AQPLpALz4Z — This Week (@ThisWeekABC) July 15, 2018 I’m sure the president will be very stern indeed in confronting Putin about...

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Caller from the IRS Recalls Classic Rushism

RUSH: Here is John on Warsaw, Indiana. You’re next on Open Line Friday. Hi. CALLER: Hello, Rush. I work for the agency that you said you’re gonna write your last check to in this life? RUSH: Uhhhh, you…? CALLER: And it will bounce? RUSH: Oh! Oh, oh! CALLER: (laughing) RUSH: I thought you meant you worked for God. That you were a preacher! CALLER: (laughing) RUSH: Oh. CALLER: Yes. RUSH: He’s heard me say… I got it. I remember now. I have said oftentimes that I hope the last check I write to the IRS bounces. It’s my way...

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Trump says ‘European Union is a foe’

  Trump says ‘European Union is a foe’ to US ahead of summit with Putin President Trump ratcheted up his criticism of the European Union the day before he meets with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, calling the political and economic union “a foe” of the United States. “I think the European Union is a foe, what they do to us in trade,” Trump said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on...

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HHS departures signal new secretary’s ‘no-nonsense’ approach: report

Two U.S. Health and Human Services appointees left the agency this week after months of igniting controversy on social media, according to a report. The departures signaled what one HHS source described as a “no-nonsense” and “highly professional” management approach being taken by HHS Secretary Alex Azar, Politico reported. “There could be more changes to come as the secretary gets fully on board and staffed up,” the source told the news outlet. “There could be more changes to come as the secretary gets fully on board and staffed up.” – HHS source Azar has been leading the agency since January,...

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Open Borders-Promoting NGO Staff “Raped Children” While Working Abroad According To Report

One of the worst things one can do is to sexually assault little children, but it is becoming more and more commonplace, even to the point where the same kind of marketing is being done in the US to refer to pedophiles as “minor-attracted persons” that was done in the 80s to make sodomites more palatable to society by calling them “gay.”  Non-governmental organizations, which promote open borders, now have staffers being accused of raping little children abroad while they are conducting non-profit work. The chilling story comes from The Herald Scotland, which reported on a hearing conducted by the International...

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Deranged Democrats Want POTUS To Punt Putin Pow-Wow for Now

One could very easily come to the conclusion that the democrats had lost their spine, or perhaps their testicular fortitude, under the tutelage of Barack Obama and his wacky concept of foreign policy. Obama was the first President of the New American Epoch, in many ways.  His slick and slow, forced drawl would keep the democrats entranced, much in the same way a Far East snake charmer would softly soothe the serpent in front of him.  Then, behind closed doors, but without breaking eye contact, you would suddenly find your wallet a little lighter and your stress levels generally going toward...

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Peter Strzok’s Capitol Hill performance was a calculated trap for a toothless Congress

A former FBI official claims that allowing disgraced FBI agent Peter Strzok to testify publicly in front of congressional Republicans had been a whopper of a mistake. Not only did the hearing fail to uncover any new information, but it transformed Strzok from an obscure nobody to the left’s latest newfound hero and martyr, former FBI Assistant Director Chris Swecker argued in a Fox News column Friday. “The Republican members succeeded only in turning Strzok into a Democratic hero and giving him a national audience for his emphatic denials of Republican allegations that his anti-Trump and pro-Clinton political allegiance influenced his investigations involving the two candidates,” he opined. Here’s just a sliver of the hero-worship Strzok is currently receiving from the left: To any Trump-loving loons watching @maddow, let me explain this to you in English: Peter Strzok is a patriot and a hero. This is confirmed by his record at the FBI. Trump is a liar, traitor and buffoon. This is confirmed by his actions on a daily basis. Any questions?#maddow — Bill Madden (@activist360) July 12, 2018 Today we have seen that Gowdy, Goodlatte, and the GOP are the actual Deep state actors pushing an agenda to undermine America’s Democracy and disrupt the rule of law. Peter Strzok is a Hero, even Hercules didn’t have to put up with that much bullshit. #StrzokHearing — Solomon (@GoodKingSolomon) July 13,...

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MSNBC Panel Rips Trump’s ‘Wrecking Ball Tour,’ Accuses Him of Interfering in the British Election

During Friday’s edition of Andrea Mitchell Reports, the MSNBC host went after the President for praising Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson and suggesting he would make a good Prime Minister. Johnson resigned earlier in the week due to his disapproval of May’s “Brexit” strategy. Johnson, unlike May, vocally supported the June 2016 referendum where voters ultimately chose to leave the European Union. Mitchell asked former US Ambassador Nicholas Burns “when have we last seen an American President interfere in a British election or any overseas election of an ally?” Burns replied “We have not seen this kind of wrecking ball tour...

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Trump Asks The $64,000 Question: Why Didn’t Obama Do Anything About Russia?

Obama knew about Russian “meddling” but took no action . . . until after Trump won I’ve been waiting for this for a long time.  The Russia meddling with the 2016 election has been a bone of #Resistance contention since the election day “upset” that stunned everyone but those across America who saw something in Trump and believed in him. I wasn’t one of those people; I was among the stunned.  Even as I trudged reluctantly to the polls to cast my vote for Trump, I thought Hillary would win even as I fervently hoped and prayed she would...

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Keith Ellison supports cop killers

Bernie Sanders came to town yesterday to support the candidacy of Minnesota Fifth District Rep. Keith Ellison for state attorney general. Sanders made appearances with Ellison at First Avenue in Minneapolis and at Denfeld High School in Duluth. I cannot imagine a political office for which Ellison is less fitted than the head of any organization devoted to law enforcement. Ellison’s candidacy is a disgrace, as is Sanders’s support of his candidacy. The Star Tribune’s Jessie Van Berkel covered the Ellison/Sanders rally at First Ave here. The Star Tribune has posted a 50-minute video of the event along with...

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Report: Post-Freddie Gray, Baltimore police backed off from crime

We’ve written here at length about the skyrocketing murder and gun crime rates in Baltimore over the past few years and the various measures which have been proposed to combat the problem. But lost in much of this debate is the question of how things got this bad and when it all began going off the rails. The crime rate in Charm City was never really rock bottom and the town has been famous for both corruption and gang violence, but it wasn’t this bad. Baltimore, with a population of a little more than 600K people, had nearly 350...

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SAVAGE SAID THIS ON FRIDAY BEFORE TRUMP “OBAMA MUST HAVE KNOWN ABOUT RUSSIAN HACKING AND DID NOTHING” READ HIS MONOLO…

IF ROSENSTEIN IS TELLING THE TRUTH THIS IS ALL ON OBAMA Today Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced an indictment of 12 Russian military officers for conspiring to interfere with the 2016 presidential election. Can someone please explain what hacking an election mean? Did they change votes? No. Did they force people to vote a certain way? No. What exactly does this mean? I’ll tell you what it means. If Rosenstein is telling the truth it means it was the Obama administration’s failure. We know this because this came up during the campaign. Obama himself tried to show what...

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