Pearl Jam’s ‘gory’ propaganda of White House is so bad, even Dem they’re trying to promote denounced it

A poster depicting the White House in flames is being condemned by Republicans for being “gory” and “encouraging violence.” Pearl Jam’s official poster from their Monday concert in Missoula, Montana shows the burning White House as well as a bald eagle that is pecking at a skeleton which is believed to represent President Donald Trump, SF Gate reported. The poster, a collaboration between Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament and artist Bobby Brown, promoted the “Rock2Vote” concert which aimed to get out the youth vote for the November midterm elections and drive support for Democratic U.S. Sen. Jon Tester, who is from Ament’s...

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Paul Manafort is being prosecuted because of who he knows. I hope he walks.

The jury has the power to stop this abuse. And so does Donald Trump. The jury ended its first day of deliberations in the prosecution of Paul Manafort in the Eastern District of Virginia. When this trial is over, Manafort faces a second trial on other charges in federal court in D.C. The jury asked the judge for help understanding “reasonable doubt.” As is usual in these situations, the judge didn’t give much help, explaining that reasonable doubt was “doubt based on reason” but did not require “guilt beyond all possible doubt.” That the jury would ask such a...

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Tom Cotton on the leniency-for-criminals legislation

Our friend Sen. Tom Cotton has written an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal opposing the latest jailbreak legislation that I discussed here. He argues: [U]nder no circumstances should Congress cut mandatory minimum sentences for serious crimes or give judges more discretion to reduce those sentences. That foolish approach is not criminal-justice reform—it’s a jailbreak that would endanger communities and undercut President Trump’s campaign promise to restore law and order. Sen. Cotton points out first that this legislation comes at “exactly the wrong time.” According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, in 2017 more than 72,000 Americans died of drug overdoses, a 37 percent increase from 2015 and a nearly 100 percent increase since 2008. Violent crime, he adds, has declined since the 1980s because mandatory minimums adopted then locked up violent criminals. But in 2015-16, the most recent years for which full data are available, violent crime increased at its fastest rate in a quarter-century. These increases coincide with a 16 percent decline in the federal inmate population since 2013. That population now sits at its lowest level since 2004. With drug deaths and violent crime rising and the prison population falling, it makes no sense to legislate a jailbreak now. To do so, Sen. Cotton contends, ignores the obvious problem of recidivism. He notes: Five out of six prisoners end up rearrested within nine years, according...

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Manafort jury asks judge: Can you explain ‘reasonable doubt’ to us?

As Ed noted on Tuesday, the defense team in the Paul Manafort case chose to rest without presenting any witnesses. Legal blogger Popehat argued the wisdom of this approach was that it put the burden of proof squarely on the prosecution: /2 Remember it’s the prosecution’s burden to prove things beyond a reasonable doubt. When the defense puts on a case, there’s always a subtle tendency for the jury to start putting a burden on the defense, which you don’t want.https://t.co/dInKgnq8kz — ProveItHat (@Popehat) August 14, 2018 There some indication today that the defense strategy may have paid off....

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Skyrocketing Rates of Fentanyl Deaths Led to the Deadliest Year for Opioid Overdoses Ever

GIZMODO: More people are dying from drug overdoses in the U.S. than ever before, according to a new preliminary report released Wednesday by the federal government. There were an estimated 72,287 drug overdose deaths last year, the report found, with the majority caused by opioids. The toll is yet another record high. The report is only an provisional estimate of reported overdose deaths, since some reported deaths still haven’t been fully investigated. But the final tally is unlikely to be off by much. Compared to the 63,000 overdose-related deaths seen in 2016, there was roughly a 10 percent jump...

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I Couldn’t Stay Away Another Day Amid All This Leftist Lunacy!

RUSH: My friends, you don’t know. Well, you may know. But you don’t know how hard it is to be 150 percent perfectly healthy and sit around and watching this kind of stuff go on and not be able to talk and not be able to say anything. It has been frustrating. I caught a cold. I think it’s what it is, right here in my throat. Monday and Tuesday I literally couldn’t make a noise. And it’s been getting better as the week progresses. But I’m having to use my voice actually from the back of my throat...

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Lara Trump blasts Omarosa ‘betrayal,’ calls latest tape a ‘fraud’

Lara Trump tore into her old friend Omarosa Manigault Newman on Thursday after she released a tape of the president’s daughter-in-law offering her a job on the 2020 campaign shortly after being fired from the White House. “I hope it’s all worth it for you, Omarosa, because some things you just can’t put a price on,” Trump said in a statement. She fired back after Manigault Newman appeared on MSNBC and aired excerpts from a tape that appeared to show Lara Trump offering her a job at $180,000 a year to join President Trump’s 2020 re-election campaign, after she...

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Does “Unite The Right” Have Leftist Roots?

According to an aggregate of press and online media accounts, the original “Unite the Right” rally was a white supremacist demonstration that occurred in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Aug. 11 and 12, 2017. The organizers had ostensibly mobilized to oppose the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee from Charlottesville’s Emancipation Park, and by extension, a campaign of the removal of other Confederate monuments throughout the South. Far-left counter-protesters claimed that the rally’s organizers were proponents of fascism and racism. The event came to be known as “the Charlottesville riots” after self-identified far-right and far-left protesters clashed violently. One...

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Anyone can be an American 

We are the worst country on the planet. At least we are according to the radicals on the left. Funny thing about being the worst. When you are the worst, not many will gravitate toward you. If we are truly the worst, most racist, most homophobic, anti-immigrant, misogynist nation, no one with even half a brain would want to come here legally, much less sneak in under threat of arrest and imprisonment. But the facts don’t support the left’s amplification of outrage. The facts do support that America is the most attractive nation on the planet, as demonstrated by...

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Mike Huckabee live tweets jokes through emergency delayed flight, and it’s making libs crazy

Nothing infuriates a liberal Democrat like a joke, particularly one that’s actually funny — versus the unfunny ones told my liberal Democrats, ironically enough. Take the jokes former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee tweeted after a plane at Nashville International Airport that he happened to be aboard was delayed for takeoff  because of a sick passenger. “5 hr red eye flight on @AmericanAir Nashville from LA,” he tweeted Thursday morning. “On ground for 40 min and now told someone on board is sick & we are being towed to other gate and quarantined until all checked out. Can’t get up to go to bathroom or get off plane. It’s the Russians! I just know it!” 5 hr red eye flight on @AmericanAir Nashville from LA. On ground for 40 min and now told someone on board is sick & we are being towed to other gate and quarantined until all checked out. Can’t get up to go to bathroom or get off plane. It’s the Russians! I just know it! — Gov. Mike Huckabee (@GovMikeHuckabee) August 16, 2018 It was a good joke because the punchline was based on the valid observation that deranged liberals have a pathetic habit of blaming every troubling or merely upsetting occurrence on Russian bots, Russian trolls, Russian hackers, Russian whatever. What’s ironic is that the way liberals reacted to Huckabee’s tweet proved another observation true: That...

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Welcome home from Bloody Tarawa, Pvt. Emil F. Ragucci

Killed Nov. 20, 1943, returned over 70 years later for burial in Philadelphia, near his brother Nicholas, killed three months later in 1944 in Italy. The Battle of Tarawa atoll was fought on November 20-23, 1943. Over 1000 American soldiers lost their lives, and over 2000 were wounded, during the 72-hour battle, earning the atoll the name “Bloody Tarawa.” It’s hard for us now to comprehend such losses in such a short period of time. Some were buried on the island: [Empty helmets and spent artillery shells mark the graves of Marines who fell at Tarawa] Others were not...

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Andrew Cuomo: America was never that great

When candidate Donald Trump rolled out his “Make America Great Again” slogan, Hillary Clinton chided him for taking the position that America isn’t great now. But today, New York governor Andrew Cuomo attacked the slogan from the opposite perspective. He said: “We’re not going to make America great again; it was never that great.” He added that America “will reach greatness when discrimination and stereotyping against women, 51 percent of our population, is gone, and every woman’s full potential is realized and unleashed and every woman is making her full contribution.” The difference between these two takes may simply reflect the fact that Cuomo is more honest than Hillary. I’m not convinced she thinks America is great or ever was. I don’t think Barack Obama does. However, this much is true: There was a time not very long ago when no mainstream Democrat would publicly deny that America has been great. I’m pretty sure that Andrew Cuomo’s father, Mario Cuomo, never denied it and would have appalled to hear any Democrat, and certainly his son, make such a declaration. Andrew Cuomo quickly backed off. A spokesperson tried to spin his comment it this way: Governor Cuomo disagrees with the President. The Governor believes America is great and that her full greatness will be fully realized when every man, woman, and child has full equality. America has not yet reached...

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At The Nation, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is still a rock star despite her repeated gaffes

Yesterday The Nation published a piece titled “The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Effect” which reads like a summary of recent history written by someone in love with the subject who thinks you should be in love too. It’s a midsummer night, and I am sitting with [Janice] Manlove, a 64-year-old retired postal worker, on the back of a hay wagon decked out with campaign signs for Democratic congressional candidate James Thompson, a civil-rights lawyer whose challenge to a Republican incumbent has attracted the support of Ocasio-Cortez and Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. We’re waiting to join the parade that kicks off the...

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Make election ballots English-only, Arizona GOP candidate says, igniting debate

A voter casts her ballot in Wisconsin’s primary election, Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2018.  (Telegraph Herald via AP) Election ballots should be printed in English only, a Republican running to be Arizona’s next secretary of state said last weekend in a comment that drew pushback from both sides of the aisle.  Candidate Steve Gaynor’s remarks came during a GOP candidate forum in Wickenburg last Saturday, the Arizona Republic reported.  “My printing plant in L.A. printed an information pamphlet not too long ago. It had 18 languages on it,” Gaynor, the owner of a printing business in Southern California, said, according...

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Finally! Trump Revokes John Brennan’s Security Clearance – What About Hillary & Her Minions?

On Wednesday, the White House announced it had revoked security clearance for Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah’s former CIA Director John Brennan. The announcement was made by White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders, who read a statement from President Donald Trump. Claiming that he has a constitutional responsibility to protect classified information, Sanders announced the revoking of Brennan’s security clearance during a late-scheduled press briefing. The announcement included the fact that the administration is not only revoking Brennan’s security clearance, but also looking at doing the same to James Clapper, James Comey, Susan Rice, Lisa Page, Bruce Ohr, and others. Still, there...

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Previously Targeted Cake Maker Gets Raked Over Coals AGAIN

The childish chess game being played by the liberal left and their media overlords reminds us more of a 5th grade social strategy than a functioning outlet for the will of the people. In this game, professional trolls in the mainstream bait and entice American conservatives into a reaction, and then they report on that reaction with no context of the push it took to get there.  It’s “trolling” on a highly sophisticated, grand scale, and it works due to the overwhelming liberal majority in this particular age of media. In the case of Jack Phillips, we find the...

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Colorado is going after Masterpiece Cakeshop’s christian baker again, after Supreme Court said not to

Kevin Daley, DCNF Jack Phillips of Masterpiece Cakeshop fame is suing the Colorado Civil Rights Commission. The Commission commenced new proceedings against Phillips on behalf of a transgender complainant just weeks after he prevailed at the U.S. Supreme Court. Phillips’ attorneys say the Commission is engaged in a concerted campaign to destroy him, which is...

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Libertarian Gary Johnson Throws His Hat Into New Mexico Senate Race

Can the former two-time New Mexico governor turn the state gold? It’s happening! Former two-time New Mexico Governor and two-time presidential candidate Gary Johnson has decided to jump into the New Mexico Senate race. Ron Nielson, the man who ran Johnson’s presidential campaign told Matt Welch at Reason that Johnson’s candidacy is “moving forward” and “[H]e’s begun the process filing.” The move comes after New Mexico state Land Commissioner Aubrey Dunn pulled out of the race after he saw that polls with Johnson faired a lot better than those with him. Dunn said in July: “He seems sincerely grateful...

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Religious Colorado cake baker is back in the dock

Jack Phillips is the Christian cake baker from Colorado who had to go all the way to the Supreme Court to avoid being punished after declining to bake a wedding cake for a couple celebrating their gay marriage. To have baked the cake would have violated his strongly held religious beliefs. The Colorado Civil Rights Commission didn’t care. It found him in violation of the law. The Supreme Court overturned this outcome, but only on the limited grounds that the agency had displayed open animosity towards Phillips’ religious beliefs. Had the Commission been less candid, Phillips might have lost the case. Now, Phillips is back in the dock. He was asked, apparently on the same day the Supreme Court agreed to hear the case arising from his refusal to bake a cake for the gay wedding, to bake one celebrating the birthday and the “transitioning” from male to female of the potential customer. The cake was supposed to include a blue exterior and a pink interior to reflect the person’s transgender identity. Phillips declined to create the cake, given his religious conviction that gender is immutable. The request was part of a pattern of harassment of Phillips. Reportedly, his bakery has received requests for cakes featuring marijuana use, sexually explicit messages, and Satanic symbols. One solicitation submitted by email asked the cake shop to create a three-tiered white cake...

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Sanders: My bad on that claim about black employment under Obama

A noteworthy moment for an administration that famously refuses to apologize for its claims. Yesterday afternoon, Sarah Huckabee Sanders claimed that Donald Trump’s policies had tripled job creation for African-Americans in two years over what Barack Obama had done in eight years. The claim came in response to questions over whether Trump had said the “N-word” while working on The Apprentice: By last night, however, Sanders was singing a different tune: Correction from today’s briefing: Jobs numbers for Pres Trump and Pres Obama were correct, but the time frame for Pres Obama wasn’t. I’m sorry for the mistake, but no apologies for the 700,000 jobs for African Americans created under President Trump https://t.co/EXGvbliwlS — Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) August 15, 2018 Note that the Council of Economic Advisers is taking the hit for this publicly, attempting to take the blame off of Sanders. They released more pertinent figures after the briefing, making clear their context, even if Sanders had a bit of trouble framing them properly: Per @PressSec briefing today: pic.twitter.com/uQzsAkOH2i — CEA (@WhiteHouseCEA) August 14, 2018 Notice anything curious about those time frames? Even the updated numbers are spun a bit, although not quite as much as NBC News thinks: The window Sanders used for Obama reflected the period from November 2008 through July 2010 — not his entire tenure, as she’d claimed — while her numbers for Trump accounted...

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Prosecutors blast ‘Manafort’s lies’ in closing arguments against ex-Trump campaign chairman

Prosecutors in the bank and tax fraud case against Paul Manafort used their closing arguments on Wednesday to paint the former Trump campaign chairman as a chronic liar, telling jurors Manafort is “not above the law.” “Mr. Manafort lied to keep more money when he had it, and lied to get more money when he didn’t … This is a case about Mr. Manafort’s lies,” prosecutor Greg Andres said. Manafort, 69, is facing tax evasion and bank fraud charges after being accused of hiding income earned from his Ukrainian work from the IRS. He’s also accused of fraudulently obtaining...

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“World One” MIT Computer Model Predicts Dramatic Drop In Quality Of Life Around 2020 & “End Of Civilization” Around 2040

Is humanity approaching a major turning point?  A computer model that was originally developed in 1973 by a group of scientists at MIT is warning that things are about to dramatically change.  If the computer predictions are accurate, our standard of living will start to decline dramatically around the year 2020, and we will witness the “end of civilization” around the year 2040.  Of course, this is not the first time ominous predictions such as this have been made about our future.  For years, experts have been warning that we are heading for severe shortages of water, food and oil as...

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Hungary Bans all ‘Gender Studies’ from Its Universities: It’s ‘Ideology, Not Science’

Well, it took long enough, but a series of universities have finally banned the ridiculous “gender studies” from it curriculum because it is nothing but left-wing ideology and NOT a real, worthwhile field of study. Too bad the universities that took this action are in Hungary, instead of the USA. The Hungarian government has decided to ban the so-called field of “gender studies” from its government-run schools saying that there is no science to the field and that it is all merely left-wing “ideology.” Trending: Dems Can’t Win An Election? LET’S CHANGE THE RULES THEN! That is exactly right....

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Massachusetts mayor boycotts Sam Adams beer … because they’re thankful for Trump tax cuts

Molly Prince, DCNF Democratic Mayor Joseph Curtatone of Somerville, Massachusetts, announced on Sunday that he will forever boycott Samuel Adams because the beer company’s founder praised President Donald Trump for cutting the corporate tax rate. “I will never drink Sam Adam’s beer again!” Curtatone wrote. I will never drink Sam Adam’s beer again! https://t.co/UCywb9I7xE — Joseph A. Curtatone (@JoeCurtatone) August 12, 2018 The tweet served as a response to another user who expressed disappointment in Jim Koch, chairman of the Boston Beer Company, which produces Samuel Adams beer, after he dined with Trump. The user tweeted “Sam Adams beer founder dined with Trump, thanked him for tax cut. Guess we resistors aren’t Sam Adams beer drinkers. Just saying …” Koch was one of 13 corporate executives who was invited to Trump National Golf Club to join the president for a discussion about the state of the economy, reported The Boston Business Journal. During the meeting, Koch showed his appreciation for signing the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act in December 2017. “When I started Sam Adams, American beer was a joke, and it pissed me off. And now, American brewers make the best beer in the world, Koch told Trump. “And the tax reform was a very big deal for all of us, because 85 percent of the beer made in the United States is owned by foreign companies.” “And now we have a level...

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