Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Battle Stations HMS Victory Documentary

HMS Victory  "HMS Victory is the Royal Navy's most famous warship. Best known for her role in the Battle of Trafalgar, the Victory currently has a dual role as the Flagship of the First Sea Lord and as a living museum to the Georgian Navy. The visitor experience onboard HMS Victory at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard as Nelson’s famous flagship from the Battle of Trafalgar is now brought alive with a hand-held audio guide for the first time in the ship’s history." . . .
. . . "HMS Victory was permanently saved for posterity in 1922 following a national appeal, and placed into dry dock at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard where she remains today. Visitors to Portsmouth Historic Dockyard can now trace the development of Britain’s technical maritime advancements. Maintaining a ship like Victory out of water presents huge challenges, but you can be sure that Victory will never lose her original charm and appeal." . . .

Where Admiral Nelson fell
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Where Nelson died

Victory now collapsing under her own weight  "Britain's most famous warship is at risk of collapsing under its own weight according to structural engineers.
"HMS Victory, Vice-Admiral Lord Nelson's flagship at the Battle of Trafalgar, needs 136 metal props fitted as the historic vessel's deck sinks towards its keel (a ship's backbone) by a fifth of an inch (0.5cm) each year.
"The ship is also slowly falling backwards, away from the bowsprit - HMS Victory's front end - and water is getting into the hull. " . . .

All this brings to mind a song....

FLASHBACK: Media Gushed Over Obama’s First Address to Congress

“ 'He took us to the mountain tops.” 
“ 'Big and bold.”    
“ 'He wowed us!” 
"No, these aren’t movie critic blurbs on a movie poster praising a star actor’s performance, these were the immediate reactions from the liberal media to President Barack Obama’s first address to Congress. Will Donald Trump’s speech tonight receive similar accolades? Given the press’s hostility to the new president, it seems unlikely."

Useful idiots being useful idiots; Is there any disgust in America over the actions of people in this party?

Pelosi pushes impeachment, says Trump supporters have bad judgment  . . . "Many of the President’s supporters are just not ready to accept the fact that their judgment might not have been so great in voting for him. And by the time the case is made, perhaps they’ll be ready to accept that. It’s very hard, impeachment. It’s very hard.' ” . . .

Tom Perez Compares Trump to Jim Crow and Know-Nothings  . . . "Perez, the ‘establishment’ candidate in a hotly contested DNC race, began a sprint to the left immediately following his victory. A day after he won the DNC election, Perez peddled the conspiracy theory that Russia and the Trump campaign “rigged” the 2016 presidential election."

Miguel Guanipa

Did Democrats Aid and Abet Terrorists Seeking American Secrets?  . . . "It seems self-evident how much potential destruction these people may have caused if they happened to be stealing our national secrets and selling them to various buyers in the Muslim world." . . .
Protesters Furious After Organizers Refuse To Shame Senator With Parkinson’s For Having Surgery… . . . "Some protesters disagreed, expressing their desire to kick Isakson while he is down.
“Pretty sure he doesn’t have a spine anyway,” one woman commented. “Yeah, that was ugly. I own it' .” . . .
Comeback Kid? Hillary Tells Dems: ‘I’ll be right there with you every step of the way’ . . . "It was chuckleworthy to hear Hillary echoing the Dem buzzword of the day, as she urged “resistance.” The very symbol of the establishment suddenly transformed into Leader of the Resistance. Right." . . .

"You probably have seen viral videos of the disruption of town halls held by Congressman Tom Reed.
"The media narrative is that there was an organic, grassroots uprising by concerned citizens.
"Don’t believe it. As detailed below, there was a well-organized national and local campaign to get activists to Reed’s town halls for the specific purpose of creating a protest environment. Instructions how to protest and what questions to ask were circulated. Though the town halls were in the western part of the district, liberal groups in Ithaca and Tompkins county organized protests and got their members there. Other liberal groups like Planned Parenthood also got their people out." . . .

"Dem Nutcase Running For Congress Worries Humans Will Weaponize The Moon"
One Of The ‘Day Without A Woman’ Organizers Is A Convicted Terrorist…
In 1970, she was convicted of being a part of a terrorist bombing in Israel that killed two students. She served just 10 years in prison before she decided to come on over to the U.S." . . .

I'll stop here, because after President Trump's speech tonight, there will be much more of this sort. TD

The Democrats are not done ruining the country: This is not your father’s Democrat Party

Israel National News  "This is really not your father’s Democratic Party. Joined at the hip, after last week’s roll call in Atlanta, are Tom Perez and Keith Ellison, two radicals chosen to lead the Party and the nation entirely leftward. Their constitution is not our Constitution and if they ever get in, prepare for an America favorable to Sharia law.  

"If at any time that crowd gets control of the White House, or Congress, forget Judeo/Christian values because they don’t like Christians and they don’t like Jews.

"We speak of Alan Dershowitz, of course, and many more like him. Can they really be so totally delusional and naïve?

"Standard-bearers for America and for Israel, is it time to panic? I think so, yes, and please don’t laugh.

"Yes I know that Trump is our President, which means we’re safe for now. Yes I know that the Democrats are outside looking in.

"But elections come and go and in a match race everything is possible.

Every election is a toss up and anything can happen, especially with millions of undocumented permanent tourists added to the polls.

"Even a foreigner, a man nobody knows, a man without credentials, a man sworn to convert the United States into a Socialist/Islamic Paradise, can become President.

"Barrack Hussein Obama was his name.

"So if a fluke like this can happen once, it can happen again, and there is nothing funny about this, but I do hear some Republicans chortling.

"Indeed, the Democratic Party lost tons of seats across the country, so now we hear some Conservative Republicans somewhat too confident and too self satisfied, as if it’s all over. No it isn’t.

"They’ll be back, these fanatical Progressives, invigorated by that scold Elizabeth Warren, and their plans are already in the works" . . .

Trump and the Russians

House Intelligence chairman says he hasn’t found evidence of Trump team’s ties to Russia 

"Congressional Republicans are divided over how aggressively to pursue the allegations that President Trump’s associates had contact with Russia, with some lawmakers calling for a full-scale look at the former national security adviser’s communication with Russia while others say there is no evidence of such contacts.
"House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) made clear that he was more interested in nefarious reports published in the news media than in alleged contacts between the Trump team and Russian officials, saying the focus of the House’s probe would be on information leaks — which he called “major crimes.' ” . . .

This title shows how to disseminate innuendo: Is There More to the Flynn Story?
. . . "For those who have been following such developments, the European media’s feeding frenzy regarding Donald Trump and his administration has made any but the most rabid U.S. news outlets look highly civilized by way of comparison. The British press has been a leader in that effort and anti-Trump demonstrations are both large and frequent in London and other cities. Hostility to Trump is consequently strong both within the British government and among the people, including motions in Parliament and petitions to ban the American president from Britain. '
. . .
"As for Hannigan, did the Trump White House discover what had occurred and did it back channel to British Prime Minister Theresa May demanding that someone’s head roll? Or did May learn of the maneuvering independently and respond appropriately? However it is playing out right now, someday the whole story almost certainly will be leaked and whatever contrivance or sequence of events enabled the attack on Flynn will become public. You can be sure of that." . . .

"EPIC – Erin Burnett Says Talking to Russians is “Treason” – Gottabe…
"Treason I say, T.R.E.A.S.O.N.  Oh, stop… my sides hurt.  I cannot stop laughing and I’ve watched this video more than a few times.
"CNN Dingbat Erin Burnett tries to tell former Attorney General Michael Mukasey that talking to the Russians about the election is a crime, “a crime”…  Actually, “Treason”, swear… gottabe.. or something.
"Oh, the look on Mukasey’s face is buckets of funny.  “What”? !!  The media have gone so deep inside their echo-chambered moonbattery, they’ve convinced themselves that talking to Russians is a criminal act." . . . 

The Rampant Incivility of the Left

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Steve McCann  . . . "It is an admission that the Left knows it cannot compete in the larger arena of ideas.  They know the only means they have to accumulate power and win elections is by:

1) Destroying the opposition through vile personal attacks,

2) Organizing and pre-planning demonstrations to appear spontaneous,

3) Orchestrating occasional violence at marches to ensure media coverage,

4) Utilizing their allies in the mainstream media to propagate false and misleading stories, and

5) Accelerating the spread of outright socialist anti-American propaganda through their fellow travelers in the education and entertainment establishment. 

"These are, in fact, some of the same strategies utilized by the despots of recent history in their seizure of power.  If there is any group in the United States today that could be truthfully compared to the Fascists, it is the current iteration of the American Left.

"Recently a friend of mine in Israel, who as a child survived Auschwitz, passed away.  Last year we had a discussion about the worsening crisis in the Middle East and what it portends.  Among the points of conversation was the fact that mankind never learns one very important lesson from the past: a significant portion of the human race has an insatiable appetite for power and control and will do literally anything to achieve it.  The lessons of the 1930’s and 40’s will be lost in the mists of time if the people and events of those years continue to be diminished by exploiting them for meaningless political fodder and to vanquish one’s political foes as the contemptible Left, including Hollywood, is attempting to do today." . . .

President Trump's speech Tuesday

Widow of Murdered Police Officer Invited to Attend Trump’s Address to Congress
Courtesy of Lemons Photography, LLC A week from tomorrow President Trump will be addressing congress with an idea of his agenda and what he plans on doing for this nation. I have been invited to sit in on the address in D.C. in the House of Chambers. I'm completely honored and cannot wait to hear what our President has in store, especially for Law Enforcement. I encourage everyone to watch it live as it will be televised next Tuesday evening.
Rosie O’Donnell to Lead Anti-Trump Protest Outside White House  . . . "Among the list of left-wing organizations participating in Tuesday’s protest outside the White House in Washington’s Lafayette Park are the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and left-wing websites DailyKos and MoveOn.org. The event starts at 6pm EST and will stream live online."

Trump's Speech -- a Chance for a Do-Over
. . . "Trump is hardly the first politician who finds it more comforting to speak to his political base. But tonight’s speech—not officially called a State of the Union address, but that’s what it is—affords him the chance to try and broaden his audience. It’s delivered in the U.S. Capitol for a reason; members of Congress aren’t just a backdrop, they are the men and women who will vote on the president’s plans to reform Obamacare, change the tax code, spend money on highways and roads, rewrite trade deals he finds wanting, and keep the nation safe without completely turning off the spigot of immigration that has always been this country’s wellspring.
"Like it or not, the members of Congress who spring to their feet theatrically in partisan unity for some lines while sitting on their hands for others—that’s his audience now. He won the 2016 campaign, but 2017 is a time for governing. Here, too, President Trump can heed the wisdom of Emerson." . . .

Minimum-Wage Blowback - Wendy's To Employ Self-Service Kiosks At 6,000 Locations

Thanks, Democrats.

In direct response to higher wage prices and the firming of commodity prices, Wendy’s is going to install self-service ordering kiosks at 6,000 locations. McDonald’s is expected to follow at a slower pace.

Fast-food CEO says he's investing in machines because the government is making it difficult to afford employees  " 'This is the problem with Bernie Sanders, and Hillary Clinton, and progressives who push very hard to raise the minimum wage," says Puzder. "Does it really help if Sally makes $3 more an hour if Suzie has no job?' " . . .
State of Affairs:
Fast food is not cheap. $15 minimum wages do not help.It’s easy to dismiss Eatsa. It has 10 stores. But it’s the idea that’s important.
Wendy’s is adopting a similar model as best it can, en masse. Department stores that have massively over-expanded will follow suit.
None of these trends bode well for store expansion or hiring. Layoffs are on the horizon.

The left wants to help struggling workers; what about struggling young families who can afford only fast-food places to take their families?
Conservatives who warn of things like this this are called stone-hearted and callous. Please Democrats, stop helping us! The Tunnel Dweller

Wendy's Serves Up Big Kiosk Expansion As Wage Hikes Hit Fast Food
. . . "It will be up to franchisees whether to deploy the labor-saving technology, but Wendy's President Todd Penegor did note that some franchise locations have been raising prices to offset wage hikes." . . .
. . . "It's not surprising that some franchisees might face more of a labor-cost squeeze than company restaurants. All 258 Wendy's restaurants in California, where the minimum wage rose to $10 an hour this year and will gradually rise to $15, are franchise-operated. Likewise, about 75% of 200-plus restaurants in New York are run by franchisees. New York's fast-food industry wage rose to $10.50 in New York City and $9.75 in the rest of the state at the start of 2016, also on the way to $15.
"Wendy's plans to cut company-owned stores to just 5% of the total." . . .

Wendy's Careers

More links from Zerohedge:
[1] http://www.zerohedge.com/users/tyler-durden
[2] http://www.zerohedge.com/printmail/531344
[3] http://www.zerohedge.com/print/531344
[4] https://mishtalk.com/2016/05/13/wendys-to-employ-self-service-kiosks-at-6000-locations/
[5] http://www.investors.com/politics/policy/wendys-serves-up-kiosks-as-wages-rise-hits-fast-food-group/
[6] http://finance.yahoo.com/news/carl-jr-ceo-predicts-future-203203237.html
[7] http://www.businessinsider.com/eatsa-fully-automated-restaurant-chain-2016-2
[8] https://mishgea.files.wordpress.com/2016/05/wendys-careers.png

Monday, February 27, 2017

Despite the Hysteria, Trump Is Trending Less Authoritarian Than Obama

Through personnel and policy, President Trump is limiting the executive branch.

David French
"Lost in most of the coverage of President Trump’s decision to rescind the Obama administration’s transgender mandates is a fundamental legal reality — the Trump administration just relinquished federal authority over gender-identity policy in the nation’s federally funded schools and colleges.
"In other words, Trump was less authoritarian than Obama. And that’s not the only case. Consider the following examples where his administration, through policy or personnel, appears to be signaling that the executive branch intends to become less intrusive in American life and more accountable to internal and external critique.

Political Cartoons by Chip Bok

"Trump nominated Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, a man known not just for his intellect and integrity but also for his powerful legal argument against executive-branch overreach. Based on his previous legal writings, if Gorsuch had his way, the federal bureaucracy could well face the most dramatic check on its authority since the early days of the New Deal. By overturning judicial precedents that currently require judicial deference to agency legal interpretations, the Court could put a stop to the current practice of presidents and bureaucrats steadily (and vastly) expanding their powers by constantly broadening their interpretations of existing legal statutes.
"For example, the EPA has dramatically expanded its control over the American economy even without Congress passing significant new environmental legislation. Instead, the EPA keeps revising its interpretation of decades-old statutes like the Clean Air Act, using those new interpretations to enact a host of comprehensive new regulations. If Gorsuch’s argument wins the day, the legislative branch would be forced to step up at the expense of the executive, no matter how “authoritarian” a president tried to be.
" Trump nominated H. R. McMaster to replace Michael Flynn as his national-security adviser. McMaster made his name as a warrior on battlefields in the Gulf War and the Iraq War, but he made his name as a scholar by writing a book, Dereliction of Duty, that strongly condemned Vietnam-era generals for simply rolling over in the face of Johnson-administration blunders and excesses. In his view, military leaders owe their civilian commander in chief honest and courageous counsel — even when a president may not want to hear their words.
"When the Ninth Circuit blocked Trump’s immigration executive order (which was certainly an aggressive assertion of presidential power), he responded differently from the Obama administration when it faced similar judicial setbacks. Rather than race to the Supreme Court in the attempt to expand presidential authority, it backed up (yes, amid considerable presidential bluster) and told the Ninth Circuit that it intends to rewrite and rework the order to address the most serious judicial concerns and roll back its scope." . . .

PHOTOS: Wall, ‘security maze’ protect Hollywood elites from unwashed masses

American Mirror 

"Donald Trump’s illegal immigration solutions may have been punch lines for actors on Sunday night, but none of them objected to being protected by a wall and “security maze” during their self-absorbed awards show.

“'As a Mexican, Latin-American, migrant worker, human being, I’m against any form of wall that wants to separates us,” Gael Garcia Bernal said from the stage as he was presenting the Oscar for Best Animated Feature Film.

"But Bernal — and the many other Hollywood elites attending the Academy Awards — were protected from the unwashed masses by big, beautiful walls.
There was a concrete barrier, which Entertainment Weekly’s Lynette Rice described as a “security maze”:" . . .

Leaked Audio Reveals Anti-Trump Forces Manufacturing Hostile Town Hall

Daily Caller

"Leaked audio from an anti-Trump protest group meeting reveals activists with anti-Trump group Indivisible plotting how to best manufacture a hostile environment at a town hall with Republican Sen. Bill Cassidy in Breaux Bridge, Louisiana on Friday."

"The audio, obtained by local radio station KPEL, reveals a coordinated effort to create the public impression that Cassidy’s support for Trump is unpopular with his constituents. The activists, who describe themselves as liberals in the audio, can be heard strategizing how to best turn a local town hall into a political victory. (RELATED: Democrats Behind Mexico City Demonstration Against Tillerson)

"The activists split up into an “inside team” — tasked with occupying “as many seats as we can” and an “outside team,” whose job was to “give [the media] the coverage they want” before joining the others inside. Activists were instructed to dress like conservatives and leave at home “any signifier that you’re a liberal” in order to blend in with constituents.

"The leftist activists strategized how best to “dominate” the question-and-answer section of the town hall and keep anyone “sympathetic” to Cassidy from asking a question."

. . . "Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was the target of similar protest efforts while on a diplomatic visit to Mexico. Although on foreign soil, that protest was organized by Democrats Abroad Mexico — an official arm of the Democratic party."

Oscars and the beautiful, really, really nice people

Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell

Oscar Week in Pictures: Ha Ha Land   "I almost—almost—wish I had watched the Oscars last night to take in the sublime moment when the best picture award was flubbed. It was the perfect Twitter moment. La La Land blows 28-3 lead! But La La Land won the popular vote! All La La Land had to do was kick the field goal! Warren Beatty’s biggest flop since Ishtar!
"Only one thing to do morningafterwise—yup, a special edition of TWIP:" . . .

Islamic Republic of Iran Celebrates the Oscars for Anti-Trump Stance

"The Islamic Republic of Iran was well represented at the 89th Academy Awards show after Iranian director Asghar Fahadi won an Oscar for best foreign language film.
"Fahadi was not in attendance during the ceremony as a protest against President Donald Trump.
"The Iranian government praised the entire cast and crew of "The Salesman" for boycotting the Hollywood awards show in protest against President Donald Trump."
 . . .

“I’m sorry I’m not with you tonight. My absence is out of respect for the people of my country and those of other six nations whom have been disrespected by the inhumane law that bans entry of immigrants to the U.S.," the Farhadi said.
Other disasters you may have missed.

WaPo: The Insane End To Oscars Sends False Message Of Racial Progress  (Video)
. . . "Now feel free to go to the article. But there wouldn’t be any real explanation here about what race has to do with the monumental screw up at the Oscars last night.
"You can see the full flub here, where they name the wrong best picture."
"The reason was Price Waterhouse apparently [gave] Warren Beatty the wrong card, the card for the best actress who was from the film La La Land.
"The accounting firm has two envelopes for each award and somehow the second best actress envelope was given instead of best picture." . . . 

Meet the DNC’s New Organizer in Chief

Tom Perez is both a hard-core progressive and a hard-fighting party insider.

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John Fund  "The election of a new chair of the Democratic National Committee on Saturday was clearly an inside-baseball affair. Only 17 percent of Democratic voters had even heard it was happening, according to a new Morning Consult poll.
"Media analysts breathlessly touted the race as one between Representative Keith Ellison, pushed by the forces behind Bernie Sanders’s insurgent challenge last year, and Tom Perez, a former secretary of labor who was supported by Joe Biden and effusively praised by Barack Obama and other establishment voices.
"In reality, both candidates are hard-core progressives committed to the party’s scorched-earth opposition to the Trump administration. As Jeff Stein of Vox noted:
The purpose of this fight can appear somewhat mystifying. Perez was one of the most left-leaning members of Obama’s Cabinet, muting the contest’s ideological stakes by making it hard to understand what precise ideological division the party’s two factions are fighting over.
"The more salient difference was in the candidates’ varying degrees of professionalism. Ellison, a former community organizer in Minneapolis, simply didn’t convince enough DNC members that he could raise enough money or manage the infrastructure that the party needs to rebuild if it is going to climb out of its electoral hole.
"Even though Perez has won only one election in his life (for a Maryland county council), he convinced party insiders that he could rebuild the party’s cadre.
"Conservatives need to pay attention, now that the “whip-smart” Perez (Obama’s words) is running the DNC." . . .

How can reasonable people still remain Democrat Party supporters?

Just How Bad Is New Democrat Party Chairman Tom Perez?  Everyone seems to think the Democratic Party dodged a bullet in selecting former Labor Secretary Thomas Perez over radical Islamist Rep. Keith Ellison for party chairman. A look at Perez's record shows that the party dodged nothing.

"Ellison's appeal to Democrats was in his openly deranged radical extremism, he was billed as the outsider, the upstart, the new wave to freshen up the stale party that had lost so badly last November. Perez was somehow declared the moderate by default. Fact is, he was just as extreme in his views, but less noisy than Ellison." . . .

The real message of Democrats’ anger and protests  "But the key lesson for conservatives is that with their stubborn refusal to accept Donald Trump as their president, the Democrats are telling us our vote is invalid. It is but a small step from that to a totalitarian belief that we conservatives are undeserving of any vote at all. This map says otherwise. Old lefty folk singer, Woody Guthrie, may be spinning quite furiously in his grave right now but the pure red-hued truth is, for all you conservative Trump voters:
“ This Land is Your Land...”

Poll: Public Opposes Dems Federal Transgender Rule by 2-To-1 Margin…
Never mind that. The minority will riot and destroy communities, favorite celebrities will attempt to destroy their economies until the two-thirds give in to them.

"Why should over 324 million Americans be inconvenienced by the demands of fewer than 25,000 people with the mental disorder of gender confusion? The U.S. Census Bureau has an interactive map which shows the estimated number of transgenders per state."

Union Protestors Target California Republican, Go to Wrong House 
. . . "A similar "protest vigil" was held at the house of Rep. Darrell Issa (R., Calif.). Issa was not home at the time of the protest, prompting his staff to label the demonstration "political theater."
" 'We should absolutely call out this silliness for exactly what it is: manufactured stunts to create political theater," said a spokesman for Issa's office."
. . . "Issa's staff gave the protestors cookies."

Sunday, February 26, 2017

General Mattis Puts Kim Jong Un On Notice

Mattis V N Korea

"Secretary of Defense General James Mattis has put the Communist nation of North Korea on notice that the United States will no longer tolerate the country’s “glorious leader,’ Kim Jong Un, threatening the world with a nuclear holocaust.
“ 'America’s commitments to defending our allies and to upholding our extended deterrence guarantees remain ironclad: Any attack on the United States, or our allies, will be defeated, and any use of nuclear weapons would be met with a response that would be effective and overwhelming.” 
"This according to Newsmax, who reported on Mattis’ recent trip to the region.
North Korea has been an increasingly unstable threat to the world as the country spent a large portion of the Obama administration testing and perfecting their ballistic missiles and hydrogen bombs.

"While visiting South Korea, Mattis discussed a timeline for the construction and implementation of an anti-missile defense program called Theater High-Altitude Area Defense (THAAD).

"THAAD will provide a protective missile defense system that will be able to shoot down missiles aimed at South Korea or Japan.
"This attitude of deterrence through strength is a far cry from the Obama administration’s efforts to severely dismantle the American military, and attempts to get rid of the nation’s nuclear arsenal.

"Though the media did not seem to have a problem with an American president colluding with Russia then, just prior to the 2012 election, Barack Obama was caught on a hot mic telling Dmitry Medvedev that he would have more flexibility to dismantle the US’ nuclear arsenal after his election because he would no longer have to worry about reelection." . . .

Transgender wrestler wins girls gold medal

Fort Worth Star-Telegram  "Mack Beggs came here to wrestle. And wrestle he did, manhandling four opponents over two days as he captured a Class 6A girls state championship Saturday.

"The 110-pound gold medalist also captured something else: The attention of a nation increasingly polarized by transgender issues.

"Beggs, a 17-year-old transgender boy from Euless Trinity High School, didn’t come to the state tournament seeking to carry the transgender torch, or to become a lightning rod, or to be the target of a lawsuit that could end his high school wrestling career." . . .
. . .
"Beggs was born a girl, yet from as early as 3 years old, his parents remember, he has considered himself a boy. Now more than a year after starting testosterone treatment that is transforming his physical appearance and increasing muscle mass to that of or near a boy of similar age, Beggs is required by the University Interscholastic League to compete as a girl and against girls." . . .

Does it seem a bit like this?

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article135021414.html#storylink=cpy

mBeggs was born a girl, yet from as early as 3 years old, his parents remember, he has considered himself a boy. Now more than a year after starting testosterone treatment that is transforming his physical appearance and increasing muscle mass to that of or near a boy of similar age, Beggs is required by the University Interscholastic League to compete as a girl and against girls.
He would prefer to wrestle boys, but lacking that option, he follows the rules set by the UIL, the state’s governing body for public school sports.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article135021414.html#storylink=cpy
Beggs was born a girl, yet from as early as 3 years old, his parents remember, he has considered himself a boy. Now more than a year after starting testosterone treatment that is transforming his physical appearance and increasing muscle mass to that of or near a boy of similar age, Beggs is required by the University Interscholastic League to compete as a girl and against girls.
He would prefer to wrestle boys, but lacking that option, he follows the rules set by the UIL, the state’s governing body for public school sports.

Read more here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article135021414.html#storylink=cpy
here: http://www.star-telegram.com/news/local/community/northeast-tarrant/article135021414.html#storylink=cpy

President Trump opts out of attending White House Correspondents Dinner

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

Rick Moran  "Reporters and media types refer to the White House Correspondents Dinner as "The Nerd Prom." The dinner has always served as a platform for big name media members to rub elbows with the rich and famous - especially Hollywood celebrities.

"It has also served as a venue where there has been continuous and unrelenting criticism and mockery of conservative personalities. And if there's a Republican president in office, the invective gets personal.

President Trump doesn't fell like it would be a good use of his time to sit at the head table and be forced to listen to empty headed Hollywood types trying to outdo one another in showing their hatred for him. So he's decided not to attend." . . .

Slime and the Slimers

Clarice Feldman  . . . "One ongoing slime is that Trump is anti-Semitic. Something I heard repeated at Georgetown University, home of a professor of Islamic studies who condoned rape and slavery in the Moslem world just this week. The charge against Trump is not only false, but is a favorite of the sort of people who never expressed interest in the Barack Obama-Rashid Khalidi tape being held under lock and key by the Los Angeles Times. The very people who never concern themselves with the substantial evidence of the anti-Semitism of Keith Ellison, runner up in the race for DNC chair and now appointed as "Deputy Chair" by winner Tom Perez.   Jeff Dunetz details the anti-Semitic acts on the record of Obama, none of which seem to bother the Democratic shills like the ADL and the media. Here are some of them:" . . .

Saturday, February 25, 2017

The 12 DUMBEST EVER ‘Bias Incidents’ On America’s College Campuses

Daily Caller  . . . "The Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE) published an exhaustive survey of such speech-chilling bias reporting systems earlier this month.

"The speech and conduct of some 2.84 million students in the United States are subject to evaluation under bias reporting systems, according to the civil rights group.

"The personnel who investigate student speech — usually called some variation of “bias response teams” — frequently includes law enforcement officials as well as school administrators and public relations staffers. Upon a finding of “guilty,” the teams of cops and bureaucrats summon students for hearings. These meetings are often intimidating and quasi-disciplinary. Their function, FIRE suggests, is to enforce a politically correct speech orthodoxy on campuses.

"Many of the investigations by bias response teams are absurd.

"Here are the 12 most sublimely ridiculous “bias incidents” actually, seriously investigated by “bias response teams” on U.S. college campuses." . . .

"In 2015, the “University Bias Incident Team” at the taxpayer-funded University of Wisconsin-Platteville investigated three female students for dressing up as “three blind mice” for Halloween. The costumes worn by the trio were “abelist” and mocked disabled people, a complaining student charged. "

"At fancypants Colby College, a picturesque little liberal arts college in small-town Maine, the 13-person “Bias Incident Prevention and Response team” investigated someone who uttered the phrase “on the other hand” in 2016. An unidentified student charged that these commonly-used words are “ableist.' ”

GOP rep: We might not be able to repeal ObamaCare because some Republicans are nervous about townhall protests

Hot Air  "Via CNN, I think this is a strategic bit of alarmism by a House conservative, Mo Brooks, to try to light a fire under grassroots ObamaCare opponents. He doesn’t really believe that Republicans in Congress scare so easily that getting screamed at by liberals for an hour at a townhall will undo seven years of repeal fever. Does he? And … is he right to? This is, after all, the GOP we’re talking about. They went from 35 years of Reaganism to Trumpism in the span of about nine months.

"There’s a warning here too for Trump, who’s been keeping a lower-than-expected profile on repeal lately." . . .

By The Way, The Indivisible Mob Booed The Invocation At Cassidy’s Town Hall Yesterday  "In case you missed them, we had two posts earlier today on Indivisible, the left-wing agitation outfit staging these protests – the first exposing the national connections to what happened to Cassidy, and the second outlining its plans to disrupt Cassidy’s event in Breaux Bridge Friday using similar tactics."

Donald Trump Says He Will Not Attend the White House Correspondents' Dinner

My prediction: Obama will be invited and, naturally, will have some lines written for him to trash President Trump to adoring smiles and cheers. TD

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Hollywood Reporter. . . "Trump's decision comes after CNN, The New York Times, Politico and several other major media outlets were blocked from attending a Friday White House press briefing. The president also continued to express his dislike for "fake news" media and targeted reporters' use of anonymous sources while speaking to the Conservative Political Action Committee on Friday.

"White House Correspondents' Association president Jeff Mason said in a statement that the group has noted Trump's announcement and is still looking forward to the April 29 dinner, "which has been and will continue to be a celebration of the First Amendment and the important role played by an independent news media in a healthy republic.

" 'We look forward to shining a spotlight at the dinner on some of the best political journalism of the past year and recognizing the promising students who represent the next generation of our profession," the statement concludes." . . .

The Daily Mail scathingly covers the issue here. 

. . . "President Donald Trump has announced that he will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Dinner this year in a shocking break with tradition. 

" 'I will not be attending the White House Correspondents' Association dinner this year. Please wish everyone well and have a great evening!' Trump tweeted on Saturday afternoon. 

"His announcement comes amid growing tensions between his administration and media outlets.  

"Trump attended the dinner in 2011 with his wife Melania where he was repeatedly mocked by then-president Barack Obama. 

"He skipped the dinner in 2016 during the presidential campaign where Obama again took aim at the then-candidate, saying: 'I'm a little hurt that he's not here tonight. It's surprising. You got a room full of reporters, celebrities, cameras, and he says no.' "

Don’t get mad, get even.  . . . "It’s a disgusting spectacle of insiders patting insiders on the back, and the in-the-know crowd rubbing of self-important elbows. Inevitably, “conservative” correspondents hoping to be accepted into the fold attend." . . .Legal Insurrection