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LETTERS TO THE POUGHKEEPSIE JOURNAL EDITOR - 12/15/17

Read and comment on today’s letters to the Poughkeepsie Journal.

(Posted Friday, December 15, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--


Media Watch

NETS BLACKOUT DAMNING TEXT MESSAGES FROM PRO-HILLARY FBI AGENTS

On Wednesday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was put through the wringer by House Republicans in an open hearing when it came to the derogatory text messages sent by anti-Trump/pro-Hillary FBI officials. The texts included name-calling directed at Trump but also a cryptic message about an “insurance policy” for the “risk” of a Trump presidency.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsBusters.org--


TRUMP CALLS MEDIA ‘FAKE NEWS’ - BY POINTING OUT HE DIDN’T SAY ‘FAKE NEWS’

At Wednesday’s press event promoting his tax plan, President Donald Trump went out of his way to point out to the media that he didn’t call them “fake news” for once.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--CNSNews.com--

Editorial Comment

As if that will stop them from lying about it. - BK


CATHOLIC LEAGUE: ‘NO WOMEN WERE INTERVIEWED’ FOR ‘TOP SPOT’ AT NYT - IT’S AN ‘OLD-BOYS CLUB’

Commenting on the appointment of 37-year-old Arthur Gregg Sulzberger to be the new publisher of the New York Times, Catholic League President Bill Donohue said the hiring process at the “old-boys club par excellence” was a “classic case of nepotism,” and added that “no women were interviewed for the top spot,” nor were any blacks, Latinos, Asians, Native Americans, Muslims, Protestants, Catholics or transgenders.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--CNSNews.com--


ANDREA MITCHELL LAMENTED ‘RUSH TO JUDGMENT’ ON FRANKEN, WANTS GOP OFFENDER GONE

MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell wants some alleged sexual harassers on Capitol Hill gone immediately. Others, she laments the “rush to judgment.” What’s the key difference? Whether the offender is a Democrat or a Republican. On Thursday, Mitchell reported on the news that Republican Congressman Blake Farenthold will not seek re-election. It was revealed he paid $84,000 in tax payer money to settle abuse allegations against him.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsBusters.org--


NY TIMES REPORTS DEAR (EX)LEADER ONLY TOLD 18 FALSEHOODS DURING ENTIRE PRESIDENCY

A recent New York Times analysis claims that over his eight years in office, former President Barack Obama only told 18 distinct lies.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--The Washington Free Beacon--


News of the Day

TRUMP GETS 11TH CIRCUIT COURT JUDGE CONFIRMED

WASHINGTON - The Senate has voted to confirm Don Willett, a justice on the Texas Supreme Court, to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


DEMS ACTIVATE POWERFUL NEW ‘WEAPON’ TO POUNCE ON TRUMP

Analysis by Alicia Powe

WASHINGTON - Energized by Judge Roy Moore’s defeat in Alabama’s Senate election amid decades-old allegations of sexual abuse, Democrats are now on a mission to take down President Trump.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--WND--


NORWAY BECOMES FIRST COUNTRY TO SWITCH OFF FM RADIO

Norway on Wednesday completed its transition to digital radio, becoming the first country in the world to shut down national broadcasts of its FM radio network despite some grumblings.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--The Local--


ROY MOORE STILL REFUSES TO CONCEDE

Roy Moore lost the Alabama Senate race to Democrat Doug Jones on Tuesday night, according to most people. … But not him.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--


PRO-LIFE FILMMAKERS SAY JUDGE WHO HAS TIES TO PLANNED PARENTHOOD SHOULD BE REMOVED FROM VIDEOS CASES

The Center for Medical Progress is seeking to have the judge in lawsuits brought against them by Planned Parenthood and the National Abortion Federation disqualified, citing his ties to a Planned Parenthood clinic.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--

Editorial Comment

The judge would remove himself if he had any ethical standards. - BK


JUDICIAL WATCH: STATE DEPT CUT DEAL FOR CLINTON TO KEEP CALL LOGS SECRET, ABEDIN TOOK ‘MUSLIM ENGAGEMENT DOCUMENTS’

The government watchdog group Judicial Watch released documents today from the U.S. State Department showing that former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her top aide Huma Abedin were allowed to “remove electronic and physical records under a claim they were ‘personal’ materials and ‘unclassified, non-record materials,” including files on Clinton’s telephone calls and schedules that were not to be made public.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--CNSNews.com--


STATE AGS SUE TO STOP NET NEUTRALITY REPEAL

On the same day the FCC voted to repeal the rules Thursday, Washington attorney general Bob Ferguson and New York attorney general Eric Schneiderman both announced lawsuits to prevent the rollback.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


ANALYSIS: ‘BROKEN’ NUKE PROGRAM IS DETERIORATING AS US DETERRENT

An aging American nuclear arsenal and the advances being made by China and Russia is a potentially lethal combination in the United States’ ability to remain an effective global nuclear deterrent, a former Pentagon official wrote in a paper for the Center for Security Policy.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


WAITING TIMES FOR CANADA’S SINGLE-PAYER HEALTH CARE SYSTEM HIT RECORD HIGH

Waiting times for medically necessary health care services under Canada’s single-payer system have hit a record high, according to a report from the Fraser Institute.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--The Washington Free Beacon--


CHICAGO JUDGE GIVES 200 HOURS COMMUNITY SERVICE TO WOMAN WHO PLEADS GUILTY IN ‘HORRIFIC’ HATE CRIME

Cook County Circuit Judge William Hooks handed down 200 hours of community service and probation to a black Chicago woman who pleaded guilty to hate crime, aggravated battery, and intimidation of a white mentally disabled teenage boy in January, the Chicago Tribune reported.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TheBlaze--


Tales of Political Correctness

WASHINGTON REDSKINS NAME CHANGE HOAX DEFENDED BY ACTIVISTS

A Washington Redskins name change hoax was convincing enough to fool many on social media in an attempt by American Indian activists to renew controversy about the NFL football team, The Washington Post reported.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


CHURCH HOLDS ‘INCLUSIVE’ BIRTHDAY PARTY FOR MUHAMMAD, JESUS

The theological fur is flying after a Church of England congregation hosted a joint birthday celebration for Muhammad and Jesus, with the church being accused of rejecting the fundamentals of the Christian faith.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--WND--


3 FLORIDA MEN CHARGED IN SHARK-DRAGGING VIDEO

Three Florida boaters seen in a viral video dragging a shark at a “high speed” through the water - prompting outcries of “animal lynching” from some activists - were charged Tuesday with felony counts, authorities said.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Fox News insider--


Our Brave New Schools

PROFESSOR SUES WAL-MART OVER FISHING LICENSE THAT SAYS HE CLEANS TOILETS

A Montana State University professor is suing the world’s largest retailer for libel after, he says, an employee at the Bozeman store listed the occupation on the professor’s fishing license as a toilet cleaner.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--Bozeman Daily Chronicle--


UNIVERSITY INSISTS HATE SPEECH IS ‘POTENTIALLY PUNISHABLE UNDER THE LAW’

Buena Vista University insisted that hate speech is “potentially punishable under the law” in a Monday letter to students.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--The Daily Caller--


Selected Commentary and Analysis

GILLIBRAND’S TOBACCO ‘SMOKE’ DESERVES ETHICS INVESTIGATION

Commentary by Joseph Klein

It is time for Senator Kirsten Gillibrand to follow her own advice and either resign or submit to a thorough congressional ethics investigation.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--NewsMax.com--


WHY TRUMP SHOULD CONSIDER A POST-TWITTER PRESIDENCY

Commentary by Victor Davis Hanson

In sum, Trump has outgrown the Twitter wars. He should now just declare victory, retire as Twitter champ, hang up his tweeting gloves, and leave the slap-down ring for others.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--National Review--


MORAL VALUES AND CUSTOMS VS. LAWS

Commentary by Walter E. Williams

I’m approaching my 82nd birthday, and my daughter will occasionally suggest that modernity is perplexing to me because I’m from prehistoric times. As such, it points to one of the unavoidable problems of youth - namely, the temptation to think that today’s behavioral standards have always been.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--TownHall.com--


KEEP YOUR HYPOCRISY-STAINED HANDS OFF OUR PRESIDENT

Commentary by Dov Fischer

They’ll never get him because the people have already spoken.

(Posted Thursday, December 14, 2017 )   <Read it>

--American Spectator--


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