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Retired 3x, living comfortably on the Gulf Coast, biking, beachwalking, lifting free weights, eating mostly properly, keeping my mind active, in my seventh decade, intending to give Methuselah a run for the record...

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"Conservative ideas are far more popular than liberal ones." Hollywood, broadly defined, has spent..

... decades seeking to pump up Liberalism and depress Conservatism. Democrats have for a like number of years attempted to inculcate the wrong-headed concept that "government" has all the answers, from the cradle to the grave, to borrow from the Brits.

But government clearly does NOT have all the answers, indeed, often does not have ANY answers, as the failed Soviet Union proved and as Argentina is currently proving.

Now, enough of the American people, despite decades of leftist propaganda, from grade school through college, from Hollywood and main-stream media, have finally learned the hard way that establishment Democratic/Socialism means long-term failure. It's time to try something else, something more Constitution-oriented, as opposed to what most of three generations of straying from the American Constitution have lead us to.

The Progressive Left knows what they are doing, when they try and try to turn our nation's Constitution into nothing more than an historic document, meant to be easily changed as the political wind changes direction, a document which has an expiration date as short as a change in administrations. Should that Left succeed, the anchor of our American rights and privileges would be forever severed and America would be both rudderless and keelless, drifting aimlessly among the other flotsam of troubled Nations in the world...

U.S. Supreme Court Earns Highest Approval in Years

The U.S. Supreme Court closed its current term this week with its highest favorability ratings in several years.

The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 43% of Likely U.S. Voters rate the Supreme Court’s job performance as good or excellent. Twenty-one percent (21%) still say the court is doing a poor job.

The survey of 1,000 Likely Voters was conducted on June 27-28, 2018 by Rasmussen Reports. The margin of sampling error is +/- 3 percentage points with a 95% level of confidence.

So, they called for a ride with UBER...

Looking for YouTube videos depicting MSM outrage from Kennedy retirement. So far, not much...

...Morning Joe is quite restrained...

Dallas greenhouse growers say their leafy greens are safer

Promoting its leafy greens as cleaner and safer for the planet and people, Eden Green Technology has struck a deal with Walmart to market its produce, which is grown without soil in vertical racks in greenhouses.

“The produce is planted, picked and packed at the same facility, and kept in an unbroken cold chain to the retailer, decreasing the chances of contamination,” according to a Wednesday afternoon news release from the Dallas startup. Eden Green Technology vertical vine system grows walls of produce for the Crisply brand, which is scheduled to debut in Walmart stores in Texas next month. Courtesy of Eden Green Technology

“The company’s technology encloses each plant in a medium less — no soil — microclimate bubble, which is monitored and optimized for growth and mitigating contamination.”

Although the greenhouse company did not provide any information about contamination rates comparing field-grown and greenhouse-grown produce, the high tech greenhouse industry has been promoting what it describes as safer food for a number of years.

Most of those promotions cite the lack of soil, which can contain naturally occurring pathogens such as E. coli and Listeria monocytogenes, and the elimination of wildlife and bird incursions as the primary food safety problems solved by greenhouses.

The Crisply brand produce from Eden Green Technology is non-GMO and pesticide-, herbicide- and chemical-free, according to the news release. The packaged produce that is expected to debut in Walmart stores in Texas next month includes multiple lettuces, greens and herbs.

Bret Baier on FOX was interviewing President Trump's Judicial Nomination Advisor, Leonard Leo...

... who said that normally it takes between seventy to one hundred days to get a Court nominee voted out in the Senate. Leo shepherded Gorsuch through the process...

Bernie's revenge on the establishment Democratic Party takes its toll...

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a former campaign organizer for Bernie Sanders, pulled off a stunning upset in New York City on Tuesday by defeating Rep. Joseph Crowley, D-N.Y., a member of party leadership who was considered all but a shoo-in.

Crowley, 56, a 10-term incumbent from Queens and fierce Trump-basher, was a steady fundraiser for fellow Democrats and was thought by some to be a future speaker of the House.

His defeat left no clear potential choice in the House to succeed Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as the party's leader. Further, it exposed deepening divisions within the party as the liberal wing flexes its muscles in the primaries -- pressuring the establishment to back big-government policies like Medicare for All and guaranteed jobs. 

There were times that Crowley's campaign in New York’s 14th Congressional District showed signs of fragility. The New York Times editorial page, after his loss, reported that he ran a lackluster campaign that bordered on complacency. The paper pointed out that he debated his opponent only once.

Ocasio-Cortez, 28, who is from the Bronx, is a member of the Democratic Socialists of America and ran a low-budget campaign where she was outspent by an 18-1 margin.

Not the first thread on this but the destruction of the last entrenched establishment political party in America deserves extra coverage...

Judge throws out SF and Oakland climate suits against big oil

A federal judge Monday tossed out two groundbreaking lawsuits by San Francisco and Oakland that sought to hold some of the world’s largest oil companies liable for climate change.

In an exhaustive, 16-page ruling that touched on such scientific matters as the ice age and early observations of carbon dioxide, U.S. District Judge William Alsup acknowledged the problem of a warming planet but said it is just too big for the courts to solve.

The cities are trying to get five oil and gas giants, including Bay Area-based Chevron, to help cover the costs of dealing with sea-level rise, like picking up the tab for seawalls. However, Alsup, noting that Congress and the White House, not the judiciary, are responsible for addressing the fallout from fossil fuels, granted the industry’s request to dismiss the suits.

“The problem deserves a solution on a more vast scale than can be supplied by a district judge or jury in a public nuisance case,” he wrote.

Fun in Kali... California Has 48 Hours to Pass This Privacy Bill or Else

Recent headlines have suggested that California lawmakers are considering a bill that would give Californians “unprecedented control over their data.” This is true but that is not the whole story.

What’s really happening is that California lawmakers have 48 hours to pass such a bill or the policy shit is going to hit the direct democracy fan. Because if lawmakers in the California Senate and House don’t pass this bill Thursday morning, and if California governor Jerry Brown doesn’t sign this bill into law Thursday afternoon, a stronger version of it will be on the state ballot in November. Then the 17 million or so people who actually vote in California would decide for themselves whether they should have the right to force companies to stop selling their data out the back door. Polls predict they would vote yes, despite the claims of tech companies that passage of the law would lead to businesses fleeing California. And laws passed via the ballot initiative process, rather than the legislative process, are almost impossible to change, so California would likely have this one on its books for a very long time.

Under both MacTaggart’s initiative and the lawmakers’ proposed bill, Californians could ask any large business they patronize—their grocery store, their pharmacy, their gym, their credit card company, their phone carrier, their car maintenance shop—what categories of information the business has collected about them and whether the business has sold that data to anyone; a response would be required within 45 days.


Despite the establishment media’s claims that President Donald Trump is inciting violence against them by calling them “fake news,” journalists have only ramped up their own violent rhetoric in regards to the Trump administration.

CNN’s Jim Acosta told Variety Magazine in April that he believes Trump’s criticisms of the press could cause people who “don’t have all their faculties” to physically attack a reporter, asserting, “a journalist is gonna get hurt one of these days.” (RELATED: Acosta: Americans ‘Don’t Have All Their Faculties’)

CNN media analyst Brian Stelter and anchor Brooke Baldwin dedicated an entire segment to Trump’s “dangerous speech” prior to the election in 2016, claiming, “If there is unrest and violence after election day, I think we now know why.” (RELATED: Trump Rally Leaves Media Fearing For Safety)

Meanwhile, their own colleagues at CNN have threatened Trump supporters live on-air and even joked about getting into fist fights with White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders.

A lot more at link...
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