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Anti-Christian Bigotry is Alive and Well in Congress but The Knights of Columbus Stand Exuberantly Clad in the Naked Public Square

 

Those saviors of our Republic, the Democrats, are at it again. Having spared us the dread of Amy Coney Barrett as a Justice of the Supreme Court by having Senator Dianne Feinstein attack her during her confirmation hearings to the US Circuit Court and show us that the Catholic dogma lives loudly within her, the Democrats have struck again. This time, Senators Kamala Harris and Mazie Hirono attacked Brian Beuscher, who is up for nomination to the US District Court, for being a member of the “extremist” organization the Knights of Columbus.

Nevermind that there cannot be a religious test for public office, these guys dress funny and do such radical things as drive the elderly to mass, hold fish fries during Lent, focus on charity work for the poor, disabled, and orphaned, and are pro-life. They must be stopped. (This is why JFK was not put on Mt. Rushmore – he was a knight for crying out loud.)

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While Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has come under deserved fire for defending Syrian dictator Bashar al-Assad, Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are applauding Gabbard today for being the only Democrat willing to stand up to Senate Democrats who contend that being a member of the Knights of Columbus is disqualifying for service as a federal judge. They also brace for the imminent presidential campaign of California Sen. Kamala Harris, who is very liberal but is one of only a few Democrats with a legitimate shot at the nomination. And, as more stories emerge of the fiscal hardship of federal employees going without pay during the partial shutdown, they are staggered by statistics showing that nearly 80 percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck and over 60 percent don’t have enough money saved to cover six months of expenses.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are grateful to see House Democrats revealing their real goals right from the start – impeachment, huge tax increases, abolishing the electoral college – and hope Americans see what they’d be getting if Democrats also controlled the Senate and the White House. As the partial government shutdown creeps towards three weeks, some conservatives are concluding that because their lives haven’t changed much, the impacted agencies aren’t really needed. Jim explains why that conclusion is badly misguided. And they throw up their hands as the mainstream media concoct the narrative that Republicans condemned Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez for dancing in a video, when only one anonymous Twitter user lashed out and any conservative who weighed in on the matter defended the congresswoman.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud the Trump administration for keeping its word to aggressively roll back burdensome government regulations. They also roll their eyes as House Democrats pass a bill to end the partial government shutdown that has zero chance of becoming law. And they react to new Michigan Rep. Rashida Tlaib admitting, through coarse language, that she came to Washington to impeach President Trump.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and and Greg Corombos of Radio America find themselves drowning in crazy martinis again today. They slap their foreheads as a new GOP congressman from Tennessee – who is also a doctor – appears to tell a constituent that he’s hesitant to accept the government’s denial that childhood vaccinations cause autism and says he thinks the Centers for Disease Control have “fraudulently managed” data on the issue. They also rub their hand with glee at the possibility of political inroads with young people as Democratic regulators in California consider a tax on text messaging and then consider some far more annoying aspects of modern communication that ought to be taxed. And they can only smile as Nancy Pelosi somehow jumps on the bandwagon for term limits in the Democratic leadership in exchange for four more years as Speaker of the House.

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Real Hate Speech and Actually Unsafe Community [UPDATE: 30 November]

 

The suspect in the first of two closely timed attacks on Orthodox Jewish boys sure doesn’t look like a skinhead or Klansman, which is why there is not a word about the suspects’ race.

The boy was walking home with his mother around 6 p.m. Sunday near Throop Avenue and Walton Street in Williamsburg.

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Welcome to the Harvard Lunch Club Political Podcast number, OMG 201!!! It is the “Is Whitaker Fixing Mueller?” edition of the show with your fixed hosts radio guy Todd Feinburg on the east coast and AI guy Mike Stopa on the west coast. This week we bring you two stories – national and local – that are shaking things up in this ol’ U.S. of A. we got going here. First, Matt Whitaker, the new acting A.G. has been in the job for, oh, a week and he is already at the center of the storm. To be fair to him, it’s nothing Whitaker has done in the new job that has people in a tizzy – rather, it is what he might do which is put the kabosh on the Mueller investigation…or at least undermine it. But heck Mueller needs a little kick in the pants once in a while too, doesn’t he? Don’t we all?

Then, taking the local and blazoning its lessons onto the national: new Connecticut governor-elect Ned Lamont is, gasp, *for* putting tolls on CT highways in contradistinction to the things he said in the campaign (he would “focus” on the big, interstate trucks). We are shocked! Seriously, are Democrats a bunch of thirsty leeches or what? When do people realize that throwing money at social problems creates social-problem-bureaucracies and social-problem entrenched clients? TANSTAAFL.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America marvel at how the crony capitalism that determined where Amazon will build its second headquarters united elements of the right, left, and libertarians. Jim also pushes back on arguments that competitions to land major businesses always involve soaking the taxpayers, but agrees that the liberals are very selective in their outrage over such moves. They also react to the news that President Trump is getting on board with a push for bipartisan criminal justice reform before the end of the year. And they pop the popcorn as some House Democrats remain determined to stop Nancy Pelosi from becoming Speaker of the House again, although her opponents are still missing one crucial thing.

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Kevin Williamson of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America applaud Texas Rep.Elect Dan Crenshaw for forgiving Saturday Night Live’s mocking of his war injury and using the opportunity to explain how all of us can best honor veterans. They also shudder as more Hillary Clinton acolytes insist she is planning to run for president in 2020 and will once again try to reinvent herself. And they discuss the avalanche of Democrats planning to run for the White House in 2020, including many obscure figures who have virtually no chance of winning the nomination.

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The Kavanaugh Report: Never Forget

 

Monday, November 5, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley released a 414-page report (a 28-page report with 386 pages of appendices) regarding the Judiciary Committee’s investigations of various 11th-hour allegations against now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearings. It is the most comprehensive single document regarding the various allegations and the actual investigations undertaken and facts found by the Committee for each issue.

In addition to the Blasey-Ford allegations, the report includes the steps taken and all the information the Committee obtained regarding the Deborah Ramirez/Yale allegations, the Swetnick/Avenatti allegations, the Jane Doe allegations, and one or two others. For each and every one of these allegations, the Committee found “…no verifiable evidence to support…” the allegation. The report notes that criminal referrals to the Department of Justice have been made by the Committee regarding Swetnick/Avenatti and Jane Doe, and that the Committee is continuing to investigate others, such as Blasey-Ford’s long-time friend and former FBI agent Monica McLean, for possible criminal violations.

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The Power of the Vote

 

On the eve of the mid-terms, I’m reading a book on my back porch with a glass of wine. Since we “fell back” in daylight savings, dusk comes early, but the Hispanic work crew building the house next door is still hard at work. Among the sounds of drills and nail guns, Spanish ballads lull […]

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City Journal’s Brian Anderson and Seth Barron discuss New York’s upcoming elections and the prospect of a state government run entirely by Democrats.

New York’s local politics have long been driven by a partisan split in the state legislature. With the help of moderate Democrats, Republicans have held a narrow majority in the state senate since 2010. This year, however, many of those moderates were beaten in the primaries by more progressive candidates. As a result, Democrats are poised to take over state government in Albany next year.

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culture and coercion

 

David Brooks on culture and economics. Brooks completely ignores how integral coercion is to the Democratic platform. What Brooks calls materialism (redistribution) is a major component, but it is the open coercion that is more likely to bother people. Materialism involves coercion (taxation is theft), but forcing schools to allow men into women’s bathrooms and […]

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After another round of vicious third-party ads surrounding this Sunday’s Bears-Jets game, Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are cautiously pleased to see registered Republicans showing up to vote early in bigger numbers than Democrats in several key states. They also shake their heads as Democrats duck and dodge questions about how they would handle the thousands of people heading to our southern border and demanding to enter instead of going through legal channels. And they shudder as more details emerge in the murder and disposal of Jamal Khashoggi by Saudi elements in Turkey.

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The Modern Democrat Party: Mobs ‘R’ Us

 

We are now living in the post-Kavanaugh confirmation hearing era. The hard left gallery of rogues – Democrat senators, including “Spartacus” and that Hawaiian man-hater– lost the battle they so desperately and shamelessly waged. What will be the fall-out? Hopefully, Republicans will hang onto the House in the midterms, though that still remains a long […]

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Another Sign Democrats Are In Trouble

 

Step outside the harsh boundaries established by political correctness? This Democrat found out the hard way: http://insider.foxnews.com/2018/10/15/pennsylvania-democrat-mark-salvas-forced-resign-over-controversial-facebook-posts More

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Civility Kills

 

Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder Still Blocking the Truth | BreitbartP.J. O’Rourke’s 2004 tongue-in-cheek titled book Peace Kills lampooned American foreign policy saying “imperialism has never been so funny.” He took the reader globetrotting while pointing out what happens when America tries to have a war “without hurting anybody” (Kosovo). Visiting Egypt in the aftermath of 9/11 he said: “There is a question that less sophisticated Americans ask (and more sophisticated Americans would like to): Why are the people in the Middle East so crazy?” We laugh because it’s true. Fourteen years later, America’s war isn’t so much in far-flung regions with people calling us imperialists, but more so with our neighbors, coworkers, family, and friends. America is at war with itself.

For as long as I can remember I have followed politics and culture. For those who watch/listen to Whiskey Politics and wonder when I started interviewing, I picked up the microphone at the age of 10. After my strict cockney Father barked “Lights!” (the British version of Gunnery Sergeant Hartman’s “Light Out!”), I would count 30 Mississippi before reaching under my bed, fumbling around until finding my radio/cassette recorder, hitting play and record, and do my version of Cavett or Carson.

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Jim Geraghty of National Review and Greg Corombos of Radio America are glad to see Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn expanding her lead over Democrat Phil Bredesen in the tight Tennessee Senate race. They also cringe as UN Ambassador Nikki Haley announces she is resigning at the end of the year, ending two years of clear, principled service on behalf of the U.S. And Jim unloads on Democrats for suggesting the Kavanaugh confirmation was illegitimate by pointing out that Democrats have declared almost every good election result for conservatives over the past 40 years to be illegitimate for one reason or another.

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#MeToo Jumps the Shark

 

As the unhinged left so often does, they are setting a precedent which will, sooner or later, either backfire or inflict collateral damage far in excess of whatever gains they make.

Their petulant insistence that the so-called “nuclear option” be used to change the Senate confirmation process ended up costing them control of new Supreme Court justices, as sensible people assured them it would. Now, in their desperation and largely thanks to that poor decision of a Democratic Senate, they are generating a flurry of dubious and increasingly preposterous claims about long-ago misconduct leveled at a man against whose character no credible criticism has ever been made. Women will disproportionately bear the cost of the left’s debauched tactics.

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