DOD Paid Millions So Sports Teams Would “Support the Troops”

By on 11.5.15 | 12:53PM

I have, at least as far as I can tell, never been paid to be patriotic. 

I mean, it's not as though I've wanted to be paid to hang a flag outside of my house or to meet a returning group of veterans or to write in support of taking care of the soldiers we send off to war in perpetuity, it's just that I never realized it was a possibility - or, for that matter, something that required any red-blooded American be paid to do. But according to a Senate report released this week, major sports teams - some of whom have multi-million dollar bank accounts - were paid to host events supporting our troops and veterans. In fact, "Paid Patriotism" has been the rule, not the exception, since 2012, and the government has spent more than $6 million of taxpayer dollars on it. 

The Department of Defense has been slammed for wasting taxpayers' money after they gave $6.8million to some of the richest sports teams, just so they could honor troops.

Hillary Clinton: Pardon the Felonious Former Presidents!

By on 11.5.15 | 12:27PM

Hillary Clinton spoke at an NAACP event this week, and in an effort to court an as-yet-untargeted demographic, announced a new policy position that at least a couple of people, including - possibly - her husband, may find more than palpable.

Although she clearly meant to say "prisoners" when talking about reforming the post-prison job search process (and jumping on the President's "ban the box" bandwagon, calling for employers to delete the section of their hiring applications that asks about a person's criminal history), Hillary Clinton made what seemed to be a Freudian slip

“Earlier today, I announced that as president I will take steps to ban the box so former presidents won’t have to declare their criminal history at the very start of the hiring process,” Clinton said...“That way they’ll have a chance to been seen as more than just someone who has done time."

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‘Trumpmania’ Defeats Political Correctness

By 11.5.15

It was a flat-out defeat for political correctness. A triumph for conservatism. One more indication that the anti-political correctness tidal wave gains steam.

And — according to Democrats — in Kentucky this was a victory by proxy for Donald Trump.

For all those Establishment GOP types — not to mention the Establishment at large and their boosters in the media — the results of the Kentucky governor’s race, Virginia state senate races, the Houston “discrimination” ordinance — not to mention the defeat of San Francisco’s Sanctuary City sheriff — have come as a shock.

Left to their own devices, Americans in four different states have given a decided thumbs down to politically correct ideas that men using women’s bathroom was a “civil right,” that Tea Partier Matt Bevin’s unabashed Christianity, support for social issues, and opposition to Obamacare was a loser, that gun control in Virginia was a winner. And again, don’t forget the sheriff out there in San Francisco who was a defiant supporter of Sanctuary Cities — and is now the about-to-be ex-sheriff.

Jeb Bush Apologizes for Insulting France

By on 11.4.15 | 3:18PM

I think the rumors of Jeb Bush's imminent demise are radically overstated. He still has millions in his PACs, and it would be silly for anyone polling in the top ten or so to drop out now (though I think we could use less Gilmore, Pataki, Huckabee and Santorum), while the leaderboard is shuffling in key early states. I mean, it's not that I think Jeb Bush has a chance of locking it all down here anytime soon, it's just that I can't dash a man's dream of following in the footsteps of his father and brother so quickly into his run — at least until I know he plans on retiring to a private island as a consolation prize, or something.

At any rate, Jeb Bush had a middling debate performance last week, and managed, within the context of an attack on Marco Rubio's miserable Congressional attendance records, an attack on the French. Not wanting to insult the French by comparing them to Congress, today, Jeb Bush surrend....errr....apologized. To the French

Bernie Sanders Doesn’t Like Uber, Uses it Literally All The Time

By on 11.4.15 | 2:40PM

Bernie Sanders is the champion of the little guy, the downtrodden and the oppressed victims of Capitalism who have found themselves trapped in the lower middle class by bank loans, greedy politicians, lackluster bank accounts and their four-year degree in Gender Studies which had literally no job prospects to begin with but was approved for massive funding regardless.

As part of his jihad against The Man, Bernie spoke recently about how terrible Uber — the ride-sharing company that cropped up in response to the bloated, expensive taxi cartels — is, noting that it operates out of reach of the long arm of government, beyond transportation regulation and in violation of the sacrosanct bond of the labor union. Sanders said he had "serious problems" with Uber because it went unregulated. After all, how can businesses operate without the heavy hand of government guiding their way?

Dr. Ben Carson Leads Donald Trump in NBC/WSJ Poll

By on 11.3.15 | 2:07PM

Bear in mind, this poll doesn't take into account any feelings America may or may not have following last week's Presidential debate, but the sentiment it demonstrates is significant. Dr. Ben Carson is listed as the Republican favorite and not Donald Trump in a national poll released today.

Last week, CBS and the NYT had a similar poll, which also showed Carson leading Trump among Republican voters, but since the underlying agency leaned Democrat, most news outlets dismissed the poll as an outlier. Today, NBC and WSJ substantiated the findings, noting that the Trump-mentum that had propelled the real estate mogul to the top of the pack for months, seems to have plateaued.

Ben Carson has surged into the lead of the Republican presidential race, getting support from 29 percent of GOP primary voters, according to a brand-new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.

That's the highest percentage any GOP candidate has obtained so far in the survey.

DOE Says Illinois School Must Allow Boy to Use Girls Locker Room

By on 11.3.15 | 1:56PM

I wouldn't normally write about things like this except that it literally happened up the street from me. And while I understand that transgenderism is a real thing, it seems like the Department of Education is really pushing the envelope with the latest decision regarding gender-based accommodation in schools.

In Palatine a suburb on the northwest side of Chicago, a male student transitioning to female was given a private dressing area to use after sporting events, as she served on a womens' sports team. According to the ACLU, which is handling the case, the arrangement isolated the student from her teammates and made the student uncomfortable, and now the Department of Education has agreed, threatning the school with revocation of its Title IX funding if the student is not allowed to use womens' facilities along side her teammates.

The U.S. Department of Education found a Chicago-area school district discriminated against a transgender student by failing to provide her full access to girls' locker rooms.

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Why Trump Keeps Winning

By 11.3.15

Jorge Ramos compares Donald Trump to Fidel Castro. The View believes Carly Fiorina looks “demented.” President Obama is about to open the jail cells of over 6,000 federal criminals. And then there was that CNBC debate. A more vivid collective portrait of the state of the American Left would be hard to find.

Monmouth University has yet another new poll released this week. This one right here. The Monmouth message is captured in the very first sentence: “Donald Trump maintains his sizable lead in the New Hampshire Republican primary….”

The numbers are plain: Trump 26%, Dr. Ben Carson 16%, with the rest of the field trailing, the news headlining the rise of Marco Rubio. to 13% from 8%.

Carly Fiorina Books The View After Hosts Criticize Her Looks

By on 11.2.15 | 4:22PM

Oh, Spectators, how I've missed you! But I'm back from Disney World and ready to inform you, once again. 

While I was gone, The View, apparently, tackled the important issues surrounding last week's Presidential debate, such as the face Carly Fiorina makes when she's getting serious about an issue. Now, I don't feel bad for not having seen the clip because I'm hardly the only person who doesn't watch The View on a regular basis (their audience is limited to people in dentists chairs who can't change the channel on the in-room television because they're dosed up on Novacaine, and homebound invalids without cable), but it seems the hosts, including the ever-intelligent Joy Behar, piled on Fiorina, calling her "demented"-looking and comparing her face to a "Halloween mask" as they cackled around their coffee table.