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US Navy Retired, Aerospace worker. All around good Dude. Eternal Foe of the work ethic

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Youre right to be afraid of us says a US Representative

On what planet does it seem appropriate for a member of the House of Representatives to tell a teenage boy, “You’re right to be afraid of us?”

Especially when said teenage boy said nothing about being afraid?

No matter how you dress them up, Democrats always tilt toward tyranny.

It’s their factory default setting.

Why would anyone who sought to be a US Representative take glee in the idea of American citizens being afraid of her?

Jesse Kelly is right.

All Democrats have to do is not be insane. And they simply cannot do it.

It’s “representation” Congresswoman Fear-Me, not “intimidation.”

Little Maoist Assholes turning America into a Banana Republic. When do we put a stop to this insanity?
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Thu Feb 7, 2019, 02:58 AM (7 replies)

Uh oh, Washington Post May be starting to panic, calling RBG speculation Conspiracy Theory

Posts old picture as proof

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was seen in public Monday. Conspiracy theorists still insist she’s dead.

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in January 2016. (Joshua Roberts/Reuters)

Gee Josh, January 2016? got anything from Feb 2019, since she was supposedly out Monday?

Robert Barnes has been a reporter and editor at The Washington Post for more than 30 years. For the past 12, he has covered the Supreme Court.

This week he experienced something he says was a first in his career: a storm of commentators, many anonymous, swarming his social media accounts and email inbox to tell him that something he saw with his own eyes and reported in The Post did not actually happen: Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, alive and well, attending a performance about her life at a museum in Washington — her first public appearance since she underwent cancer surgery in December.

A falsehood has been spreading in dark corners of the Internet that Ginsburg is dead — and in the hours after Barnes published his report, conspiracy theorists pelted him with their doubt-mongering. Photos were not allowed at the event, so one of the doubters emailed Barnes 21 questions about Ginsburg’s appearance — the size of her security detail, what gender they were, for example — telling Barnes that if he did not answer every single one of them, it would be a sign his article was not to be believed.

Ginsburg did not attend the State of the Union on Tuesday night. Neither did Justices Clarence Thomas, Samuel A. Alito Jr., Sonia Sotomayor or Stephen G. Breyer, but the conspiracy theory that Ginsburg is dead may draw more oxygen from the 85-year-old justice’s absence.

Conspiracy theories about political figures are not new, but social media and other digital tools that allow for and, at times, encourage their wide dissemination have given them new prominence in the Trump era. Though it is impossible to know how large these groups are, the disruption they cause far exceeds their size, in part because of the visibility that social media algorithms lends to assertions that fire people up, regardless of the veracity of those claims.

Methinks they are trying a little too hard
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Wed Feb 6, 2019, 01:19 PM (5 replies)

America will NEVER be a Socialist State

Hey Bernie, can you hear me now?
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Wed Feb 6, 2019, 03:00 AM (15 replies)

Socialism in Venezuela

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Tue Feb 5, 2019, 05:48 PM (1 replies)

FOX Did Post a Picture of Ruthie

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Tue Feb 5, 2019, 05:29 PM (0 replies)

Suggested Twitter Hashtags for Northam & Fairfax

#Not Me and #Not Me Too
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Tue Feb 5, 2019, 10:43 AM (4 replies)

Historians Irked By Lin-Manuel Mirandas Hamilton Musical Plot Counter Attack

Gee Vice President Pence, please don’t put us back in Chains

NEW YORK (AP) — Ever since the historical musical “Hamilton” began its march to near-universal infatuation, one group has noticeable withheld its applause — historians. Many academics argue the portrait of Alexander Hamilton, the star of our $10 bills, is a counterfeit. Now they’re escalating their fight.

Ishmael Reed, who has been nominated twice for a National Book Award, has chosen to fight fire with fire — collecting his critique of Lin-Manuel Miranda’s acclaimed show into a play.

Reed’s “The Haunting of Lin-Manuel Miranda” is an uncompromising take-down of “Hamilton,” reminding viewers of the Founding Father’s complicity in slavery and his war on Native Americans.

“My goal is that this to be a counter-narrative to the text that has been distributed to thousands of students throughout the country,” said Reed, who teaches at the California College of the Arts and the University of California at Berkeley and whose latest novel is “Conjugating Hindi.”

Reed, whose play had a recent reading in New York and who is raising money for a four-week production in May, is part of a wave of “Hamilton” skeptics — often solitary voices of dissent amid a wall of fawning attention — who have written journal articles, newspaper op-eds and a 2018 collection of essays, ”Historians on Hamilton .”

Miranda’s glowing portrayal of a Hamilton who celebrates open borders — “Immigrants, we get the job done!” — and who denounces slavery has incensed everyone from professors at Harvard to the University of Houston to Rutgers .

They argue that Miranda got Hamilton all wrong — the Founding Father wasn’t progressive at all, his actual role as a slave owner has been whitewashed and the pro-immigrant figure onstage hides the fact that he was, in fact, an anti-immigration elitist.

“It’s a fictional rewrite of Hamilton. You can’t pick the history facts that you want,” said Nancy Isenberg , a professor of American history at Louisiana State University who has written a biography of Aaron Burr and is the author of “White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America.”

It’s not just the portrait of Hamilton that has drawn fire. Critics also say Miranda’s portrait of Burr is horribly distorted and argue that Hamilton’s sister-in-law, Angelica Schuyler, was in no way a feminist, as she is portrayed in the musical. Reed considers “Hamilton” so problematic that even edits to it wouldn’t help. “I think the corrective would be to close the show,” he said.

Reed’s own play borrows from Charles Dickens in portraying a naive Miranda being visited by a succession of ghostly slaves, Native Americans and indentured servants — people Reed argues never made it into the Tony-, Grammy-, and Pulitzer-winning musical. “What I tried to do was to cover the voices that were not present onstage,” Reed said.

Reed, who has not seen “Hamilton” but read it, criticizes the musical as just the latest piece of entertainment that is sympathetic to slave owners. “I say this is a successor to ‘Gone With the Wind,‘” he said. “But at least in ‘Gone With the Wind,’ Hattie McDaniel had a speaking part.”

In Reed’s play, Hamilton is unmasked as a slave owner who once worked for a slave trading firm in St. Croix. “You’ve been up to your blue eyes in the slave trade from the time you were a child,” he is told. A slave tells Miranda that the Schuyler family, which Hamilton married into, were brutal slave owners and life under them was “no damned musical comedy.”

A horrified fictional Miranda is eventually convinced by the evidence. “I have to undo the damage that I have done,” he wails at the end. “Because of me, thousands of school children are trapped intellectually in the same lies as I was.”

Perhaps the true villain of the piece is historian Ron Chernow, who wrote the award-winning biography of Hamilton that Miranda relied upon. (“You should have read books by black people,” a slave tells Miranda in Reed’s play.) At the play’s conclusion, the fictional Chernow advises the fictional Miranda to stop making a fuss and just enjoy their “good hustle.”

Chernow has declined to comment on Reed’s criticisms, and a publicist for “Hamilton” and Miranda also declined comment.

However, Miranda has said in interviews that he felt a responsibility to be as historically accurate as possible but that “Hamilton” is necessarily a work of historical fiction, including dramatizations and imprecisions.

Posted by Gunslinger201 | Tue Feb 5, 2019, 08:03 AM (2 replies)

Los Angeles Battling Typhus Epidemic

The consequences of putting social justice before public health

Now, a Los Angeles City Hall official is one of the latest victims of typhus, and the disease continues to spread across Los Angeles County.

For months, LA County public health officials have said typhus is mainly hitting the homeless population.

But Deputy City Attorney Liz Greenwood, a veteran prosecutor, tells NBC4 she was diagnosed with typhus in November, after experiencing high fevers and excruciating headaches.

“It felt like somebody was driving railroad stakes through my eyes and out the back of my neck,” Greenwood told the I-Team. “Who gets typhus? It’s a medieval disease that’s caused by trash.”

Greenwood believes she contracted typhus from fleas in her office at City Hall East. Fleas often live on rats, which congregate in the many heaps of trash that are visible across the city of LA, and are a breeding ground for typhus….

Last October, Mayor Garcetti vowed to clean up piles of garbage throughout the city to combat the typhus epidemic.

The Mayor allocated millions of dollars to increase clean-ups of streets in the Skid Row area, known lately as “the typhus zone.”

But four months later, the I-Team documented huge piles of garbage just outside the “typhus zone.”

Bring in the third world, expect third world problems

Stop voting for more of the same
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Tue Feb 5, 2019, 06:12 AM (16 replies)

Ilhan Omar-Terrorist Attacks are our own fault

That headline might overstate the case, but only slightly. In 2013, left-wing activist (now Congresswoman) Ilhan Omar was interviewed by Ahmed Tharwat, who–for some reason–had a television show on public television in Minnesota. What sort of a guy is Tharwat? His Facebook page includes this delusional headline: “Winston Churchill killed as many as the worst genocidal dictators of the 20th Century, says Indian politician.”

So that’s the context. Omar’s interview took place in the immediate aftermath of the 2013 attack on a Kenyan shopping mall by the Islamic terrorist group al Shabaab, which originated in Omar’s Somalia. Hence the interview. I wrote about that horrific terrorist attack here and elsewhere. The al Shabaab attack was brutal, as I reported:

Soldiers told of the horrific torture meted out by terrorists in the Nairobi mall massacre yesterday with claims hostages were dismembered, had their eyes gouged out and were left hanging from hooks in the ceiling.

Men were said to have been castrated and had fingers removed with pliers before being blinded and hanged.

Children were found dead in the food court fridges with knives still embedded in their bodies, it was claimed.

Photos at the link confirm the horror of the Islamic terrorist attack. It is revealing to compare the appalling facts of the shopping mall attack with the dispassionate, liberal treatment it got from Ilhan Omar and her host.

You really should watch the whole thing if you are interested in Ms. Omar’s role in contemporary politics. The short version is that she blamed the U.S.–her country, ostensibly–for al Shabaab’s shopping center massacre. Omar said:

Usually most people want to not look internal and see what their actions that makes another react. For us, it’s always ‘I must have not done anything. Why is it happening to me?’ Nobody wants to take accountability of how these are byproducts of the actions of our involvement in other people’s affairs.

Right. Al Shabaab massacred dozens at a Kenyan shopping mall because of “the actions of our involvement in other people’s affairs.” How does that work, exactly? Don’t look to Ilhan for a coherent explanation. She isn’t very bright. More important, she has chosen a side, and it isn’t ours.

Sadly, Omar is not alone. The socialist it-girl, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is swooning over the notorious British anti-Semite Jeremy Corbyn:

Anti-Americanism and anti-Semitism are breaking out across the American Left. I dunno, it might just be a coincidence. But I doubt it.

Am I the only one to fear that Civil War II is coming?
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Tue Feb 5, 2019, 03:18 AM (5 replies)

Kamalas Ex-Lover Drops Bomb On Campaign: Ill Have To Leave Country If She Wins

Kamala Harris, the Democratic presidential hopeful, isn’t getting any help from her ex-lover, former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown. The 84-year-old just dropped a new bombshell on the Harris campaign, divulging intimate details about what transpired between them. “I’ll have to leave the country if she wins,” says Brown after disclosing new insights into Harris’ past. You don’t want to miss this.

Willie Brown is an old Democratic operative, and he is using Kamala Harris’ presidential run as a means to get back in the limelight. Who can blame him? By all accounts, the California Senator used Brown to launch her political career, and sometimes karma does catch up to people like Harris.

The former mayor says he thought he was helping his ex-lover by posting his column titled, “Sure, I dated Kamala Harris. So what?” Brown feigns shock that his post didn’t put the rumor mill to bed once and for all. “I thought that little item would put the issue to rest. Not quite,” Brown writes.

Yet, he is claiming the affair was no big deal and would have been “just a chuckle” among “us locals.” Hardly. Then, the slimy Brown reveals, “Did I say that besides me helping her, she helped me? I honestly don’t think I would have made it through my first grueling run for mayor without her smarts and support.”

“Six months ago, it would have been just a chuckle among us locals,” adds Brown, referring to his affair with Harris. Let’s recall Brown was married and having an affair with the much younger Harris during his run for mayor of San Francisco. When he won, Harris was on stage right next to him and gave him a hat that said “Da Mayor.” His wife was off to the side.

“She loved me, and I loved me. It was a perfect relationship,” Brown says. “Now she’s happily married to a great guy. And if she gets elected, I’ll probably have to leave the country,” the 84-year-old concludes. Now, why would he have to leave the country?

It’s common knowledge now that a 29-year-old Harris took up with the married 60-year-old Brown who was then the up and coming Democratic rising star in San Francisco. The disgusting truth of how Brown set Harris up with lucrative jobs is going to come back and bite her now. Brown is ready to spill the beans on Kamala Harris, that’s why he says he may have to leave the country if she wins.

Harris slept with Brown for one reason; she used the corrupt San Francisco mayor to launch her rise to power. Daily Caller reports, “As Brown’s time as speaker drew to a close in 1994, he named Harris to the California Medical Assistance Commission, a job that came with a $72,000 annual salary. Brown had previously appointed her to the state Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.”

She “was described by several people at the Capitol as Brown’s girlfriend,” the Los Angeles Times reported at the time. Although that job paid nearly $98,000, Harris’ term was set to expire in five weeks when Brown tapped her for the Medical Assistance Commission slot. That body met only monthly, and the $72,000 position was not considered a full-time job. But that’s not all.

So, Other than the Assumed ability to Suck-Start a Harley Davidson, what has the Bee-Yotch Accomplished?
Posted by Gunslinger201 | Mon Feb 4, 2019, 05:16 PM (31 replies)
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