Saturday, December 15, 2018

Rep. Jody Hice: Time is up, let's build the wall

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Serving in “the people’s house,” my fellow representatives and I have a particularly direct charge: As the closest federal branch to the public, we in particular should reflect the will of the public in our actions.

While some important progress has been made in the past two years under the leadership of President Trump and a unified Republican government, like the historic overhaul of our tax system with the passage of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, we have also dragged our feet, and there’s still a lot to deliver on other key campaign promises.

Republicans lost the House in November because our actions during the 115th Congress did not reflect the words we spoke when we campaigned during the 2016 election cycle. With only a handful of legislative business days left on the books, we have one final chance to live up to the promise that we made to the parents, small business owners, blue collar workers, farmers, teachers, and ordinary people who helped us gain control in the first place.

Simply put, it’s time to build the wall.

President Trump's Message on Border Security

What Amerika Has Become

Via Gleason Long


Friday, December 14, 2018

Dershowitz: Cohen Doesn't Understand The Difference Between Wrong And Illegal: "A president is entitled to make campaign contributions to his own campaign."

Via Billy

Author Alan Dershowitz during an interview with host Seth Meyers on April 5, 2017.

'They Put Him in a Cage and Shot Him': Turley Says Gen. Flynn's Indictment a 'Canned Hunt'

Always ready to set the record straight, Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz is poking holes in former Trump attorney Michael Cohen's claims that the then-candidate illegally instructed him to pay hush money to his alleged paramours for the campaign.

In an exclusive interview with ABC on Friday, Michael Cohen not only told George Stephanopoulos that President Trump instructed him to pay off his mistresses but also knew it was the "wrong" thing to do.

Rod Rosenstein WILL NOT ALLOW Gen. Flynn Interrogator Joe Pientka To Testify

A MAGA cap & probably an Illegal Alien.

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Southern Music is American Music


Why do Southerners continue to fall into that trap where we only talk about the years1861-1865?  There are almost 400 years of Southern culture to talk about, yet we keep limiting ourselves to just four of them.  And it doesn’t matter how much of an expert someone becomes about Fredericksburg, Yankees will always have that same ace-in-the-hole comeback, “You lost.” But music is different.  Music is a decisive cultural venue where Yankees simply don’t stand a chance.

Shoeless Joe

Two of the poems I most admire are very short. One is simply a name – Shoeless Joe Jackson. Read it aloud and feel the assonance and alliteration. The other is a phrase Say it ain’t so, Joe, delivered sadly, with its final rhyme. There is a mythic quality in both of these poems.

The name, Shoeless Joe Jackson; the actual historic figure born in the rural South; his bat, Black Betsy, and his role in the 1919 Black Sox Scandal; the wounded plea of a small boy on the courthouse steps; and baseball itself-are all the stuff of mythology. And mythology is sort of a hanging curveball for writers and film-makers.

Born in Pickens County, South Carolina, around 1888, give or take a year (the Jackson family Bible, which recorded such events, was destroyed in a fire) Joe Jackson, by all accounts, was a remarkable natural athlete.

Deceased Migrant Girl’s Father Did Not Report Illness for 7 Hours, Says CBP

MCALLEN, TX - JUNE 12: U.S. Border Patrol agents arrive to detain a group of Central American asylum seekers near the U.S.-Mexico border on June 12, 2018 in McAllen, Texas. The group of women and children had rafted across the Rio Grande from Mexico and were detained before being sent …

CBP officials stated that the father of the seven-year-old girl who died in Border Patrol custody on December 7 claimed she was in good health until seven hours after they were apprehended. The father made mention of the girl being sick as they began a two-hour bus ride from the forward operating base to the Lordsburg Border Patrol Station.

Officials with U.S. Customs and Border Protection told reporters on a national conference call that the young girl was part of a large group of 163 migrants who illegally crossed the border at the Antelope Wells Port of Entry at about 10 p.m. on December 6. The port of entry was closed at the time of the crossing and the migrants entered the U.S. illegally, officials stated. In addition to large numbers of Family Unit Aliens (FMUA), the group contained at least 50 Unaccompanied Alien Children, according to the source who spoke on background.

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Mueller Wiped Peter Strzok’s iPhone Clean

Via Patrick 
 Robert Mueller’s special counsel’s office reviewed Peter Strzok’s text messages from during his tenure at the FBI, but those text messages are obviously not going to see the light of day.

By some mechanical manipulation, the text messages for both Strzok and Page are gone, baby, gone, according to a new inspector general’s report. The Mueller team is specifically responsible for the scrubbing of the Strzok phone, while the explanation for the Page phone is a bit more muddied.

TABLES TURNED: Judge Orders Special Counsel Robert Mueller To Hand Over Documents

Via Billy

In a new twist, a U.S. District Court judge has ordered special counsel Robert Mueller to hand over all secret documents related to the questioning of former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Flynn's legal team claims the Federal Bureau of Investigation urged the retired United States Army lieutenant general not to bring a lawyer to an interview with agents at the White House in January 2017. Flynn has since pleaded guilty to one count of lying to prosecutors and is scheduled to be sentenced on Tuesday.

Thursday, December 13, 2018


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French Generals Accuse Macron of “Treason” Over UN Migration Pact Open letter says French citizens have another reason to "revolt"

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A group of French military generals have written an open letter to Emmanuel Macron accusing the French President of committing “treason” by signing the UN migration pact.
The pact, which was signed by 164 nations on Monday, including France, is not legally binding but greases the skids for unlimited migration to be treated as a human right and criticism of mass migration to be treated as hate speech.

A letter written by General Antoine Martinez and signed by ten other generals, an admiral and a colonel, as well as former French Minister of Defense Charles Millon, warns Macron that the move strips France of more sovereignty and provides an additional reason for “an already battered people” to “revolt”.

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McCarthy: I’m 100% Sure We Have Votes to Pass $5 Billion in Wall Funding

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On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “The Story,” House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) expressed 100% confidence that he has the votes to pass a bill that has $5 billion in border wall funding.

Host Martha MacCallum asked, “[A]re you guys going to be able to pass a bill that has $5 billion in wall funding before you leave for the holidays, or are you going to be here throughout Christmas, and perhaps throughout New Year’s?”

McCarthy answered, “Well, the answer here is yes in the House. The question is, it takes 60 votes in the Senate, would Senator Schumer (D-NY) want to have another shutdown like he had before?”

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The Joint Committee on Reconstruction–or do you love Big Brother?

Many Southern folks were, quite naturally, bitter after the War of Northern Aggression was formerly (if not actually) over and the Marxist/Abolitionist cultural pogrom called “reconstruction” was foisted upon them. They’d seen their country pillaged and burned by Yankee/Marxists during the war and now they were seeing the last ounce of blood being wrung from it via “reconstruction.” Although I’ve mentioned it before it’s worth noting again–the term “reconstruction” is really a Marxist term. When Karl Marx lavished praise on Abraham Lincoln, one of the things he praised him for  was that he was fighting for “…the reconstruction of a social world.” So please, get it fixed in your minds that “reconstruction” in the South was really nothing more than Marxism in living color

New York State Issues Ultimatum To Faith-Based Adoption Agency

Via Billy

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A religious adoption provider that has operated since 1965 and placed more than 1,000 children with families is being told by the New York state government to either changes its operating procedures – and go against its faith – or shut down.

Founded by local Christian ministers, New Hope Family Services (NHFS) opened its doors 53 years ago, serving the women, children, and families of Syracuse, NY. In 1986, the organization opened a pregnancy center for women in need, providing pregnancy tests, referrals, and counseling

Boy Scouts of America may declare bankruptcy

Via Cousin John

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The Boy Scouts of America is mulling declaring bankruptcy amid flagging membership and an avalanche of costly sex abuse allegations, according to the Wall Street Journal.

Leaders have hired Chicago law firm Sidley Austin for help in a potential Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing, sources told the outlet.

Putin Unveils Huge Solzhenitsyn Statue with Christian Imagery in Moscow, Urges Young to Read Him

Via Billy

Putin is a huge Solzhenitsyn fan, and made this very clear while the writer was alive by publicly meeting him and praising him, (pictures below), and attending his funeral.

Significantly in his speech, Putin criticized the “totalitarian system which brought suffering and severe trials to millions of people”, and praised Solzhenitsyn for criticizing it and for calling for morality.

Solzhenitsyn was a staunch Christian in his later years and urged his countrymen to look to their traditional religion for moral strength.

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Government Indicts Ham Sandwich: Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty

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 Government Indicts Ham Sandwich: Michael Cohen Pleads Guilty

This week, I will provide readers with a FREE excerpt from Resistance Is Futile!: How the Trump-Hating Left Lost Its Collective Mind in order to prove that if you'd bought the book two months ago, you'd already understand the rules of the game. Now that Democrats are about to take control of the House, this is the only book you'll need until President Trump is out of office.

Boring facts can be used to prove big crimes, but in the case of Trump attorney Michael Cohen's payment to a porn star, what we have is a boring fact being used to prove a boring crime: an alleged violation of the campaign finance laws zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz ... Worse: They're trying to prove a reporting violation.

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Trump Cancels White House Christmas Party For The Press


In his continuing war against the media, President Trump has decided to cancel a White House Christmas party for the press, ending a decades-long run in which the media hobnobbed with the president over eggnog and cookies.

"The White House made no announcement that it was dropping the press party, Howard Kurtz of Fox News writes.

Former FEC Commissioner: Trump Did Not Violate Campaign Finance Law

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Black Southerners in American Wars

President Trump recently used his executive powers to designate a national monument to honor African Americans’ role as soldiers during the War Between the States. The monument will be a 380-acre site in Kentucky to commemorate Camp Nelson, which was one of the largest recruitment stations for the United States Colored Troops. The unfortunate reality is that the monument will probably not have any information about black Confederates. This would be a mistake by the President, as there are many black Southerners that served proudly during Late Unpleasantness. It’s also a shame to only focus on the years 1861-1865, as black Americans have been contributing greatly to military affairs since the beginning.

Forrest McDonald and the Art of History

A review of Recovering the Past: A Historian’s Memoir (University Press of Kansas, 2004) by Forrest McDonald

“History is marble, and remains forever cold, even under the most artistic hand, unless life is breathed into it by the imagination. Then the marble becomes flesh and blood—then it feels, it thinks, it moves, and is immortal.” —Charles Gayarré (1805-1895)

It is often the case that geniuses defy simple categorization as adherents of a particular school of thought or as exemplars of a particular genre. One thinks, for instance, of Ludwig van Beethoven, who is said with some truth to bridge the classical and romantic periods of music. Though such modes of thinking can be helpful in making sense of the creator’s creations, the best approach to understanding an artist or writer is to consider him on his own terms. Of course, understanding someone in context is important, but in focusing too much on context and intellectual genealogy, individuals can be reduced to mere byproducts of others’ influences instead of being seen as creative actors in their own right.

The Cost of a Time Machine: 1966 Mustangs now being built

Via Billy

You can legally buy a brand-new car without a single air bag or any of the saaaaaaaaafety equipment mandated by the government since the late 1960s.

No back-up camera, ABS, TCS or black box data recorder.

 Not even a seat belt buzzer

 65' Hi-Po, mine was a '65
A car you can see out of, too – that doesn’t need a back-up camera. Doesn’t try to parent you – and never nags you.

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Judge Sentencing General Flynn Demands to See FBI 302 Documents on Flynn Ambush Interview

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Congressional investigators have long suspected the 302 summary notes on Flynn were altered to make it appear he was lying.

Judge Sullivan, who is assigned to General Flynn’s case is demanding to see the FBI summary 302 report about the ambush Flynn interview according to a new court filing.


Counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok showed up to the White House on January 24th, 2017 along with Special Agent Joe Pientka to interview General Flynn; the meeting was arranged by former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

Flynn was told not have his lawyer with him and soon after the FBI agents began to question him he realized he was being ambushed over his phone calls to Russian Ambassador Kislyak.

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Nolte: FBI’s McCabe Exposed in Dishonest Michael Flynn Setup

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Disgraced former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe tricked Michael Flynn into meeting with FBI agents without having an attorney present, reports the Washington Examiner’s Byron York.

According to the Flynn sentencing documents, to ensure then-national security adviser Flynn was as vulnerable as possible, when McCabe set up the January 24, 2017, meeting between Flynn and two FBI agents, he told Flynn that “the quickest way to get this done was to have a conversation between [Flynn] and the agents only.”

This was just four days after Trump took office.

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Michael Cohen Sentenced to 3 Years in Prison


 US President Donald Trumps former attorney Michael Cohen arrives at US Federal Court in New York on December 12, 2018, where he is expected to be sentenced after pleading guilty to a number of charges. - The hour of judgment has come for Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's former personal …

A federal judge in New York sentenced Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer, to three years in prison Wednesday for crimes including tax evasion, making hush-money payments, and lying to Congress about past business dealings in Russia.

U.S. District Judge William Pauley III said he will allow Cohen to voluntarily surrender to prison on March 6 and ordered the former Trump lawyer to pay a $50,000 fine for making false statements to lawmakers. Cohen must also pay a forfeiture of $500,000 and $1.4 million in restitution. Prior to sentencing Cohen, Pauley told the courtroom that the former Trump lawyer pled guilty to a “veritable smorgasbord of fraudulent conduct.” Further, Pauley said that Cohen “appears to have lost his moral compass” and that he “should have known better” than to dodge taxes, lie to Congress and violate campaign finance laws.

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WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: A Story of Massive Democrat Voter Fraud

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My adopted home state of Nevada just went all blue. Nevada offers lessons for the entire national GOP for what happens when you allow illegal aliens to vote in your state.

There is no election integrity in Nevada. That’s a nice way of saying I believe voter fraud is rampant.
Problem #1. Illegal aliens legally get driver’s licenses in Nevada

Trump Tells Pelosi, Schumer He'll 'Own' The Shutdown To Force Border Security Funding

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On Tuesday, President Donald Trump broke with typical Republican protocol and openly announced that he’d be willing to shut down the government if it meant securing funding for his border wall.

Facing down incoming Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) in the Oval Office, Trump dismissed calls to negotiate behind closed doors and announced that he’d be more than willing to take the blame for such a shutdown. “I will be the one to shut it down,” Trump said. “I will take the mantle of shutting it down … I am proud to shut down the government for border security, Chuck.”

Mark Levin: A time for truth

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1. A sitting president CANNOT be indicted. That’s official DOJ policy since 1973. Neither the Special Counsel nor the Southern District of New York (SDNY) nor Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein can defy that 45-year-old policy.

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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Goodies from Ol' Remus


US workers. An excerpt:
Another day, another revelation as the great fleecing of the U.S. taxpayer continues unabated. A Center for Immigration Studies review of U.S. Census Bureau data reveals a stunning 63% of households in the U.S. headed by non-citizens are on some form of welfare. That’s just shy of two out of every three proving to be a burden to the American people. So much for the lie that massive immigration enriches our nation... welfare use rises among non-citizens the longer they are in our country.
Welfare for illegal aliens has "insane" written all over it. Welfare is the real "better life" they're looking for. A lot of 'em have two fake IDs, one for their job, the other for the welfare office, free health care, &c. Some working citizens who pay for this make less than the illegals, and without all the freebies. The "invasion" is over. Welcome to the occupation.

James Quillian explains the deep state in his essay, The Deep State Exposed, at Fantasy Free Economics. An excerpt:
Remember when Supreme Court John Roberts came out with his bizarre and unexpected reason why The Affordable Care Act should be deemed as constitutional? Remember when James Comey of the FBI did such crazy and unpredictable things with respect to the Clinton investigation? Clearly people like this are subject to external pressure. Think of all of the convenient deaths that have taken place in Washington DC.
The American people are neither aware of what is going on nor or they suspicious. Just remember that the Deep State is the highest possible level of organized crime.
  College Fix - Student cooperative stays silent on no-whites-allowed student housing ... UC Berkeley says housing ‘not meant’ for white students
art-remus-ident-04.jpg DA Rachel Rollins, the "first woman of color to hold the position in the state" will decline to prosecute:
resisting arrest, shoplifting, trespass, threats, larceny under $250, breaking and entering, receiving stolen property, underage drinking, wanton or malicious destruction of property, drug possession even in cases where the suspect is a drug dealer.
In effect, Ms Rollins argues Affirmative Action must include "crime without consequence" for People Of Color. Logic is on her side.
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The Hypocrisy of “Reconstruction”

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There were several reasons for the post-war “reconstruction” imposed upon the South that are seldom, if ever, mentioned in the “history” books in those government indoctrination centers we charitably continue to refer to as public schools.

One over-riding reason for reconstruction that is never mentioned was the almost fanatical hatred for the South, its culture and its institutions, especially the white South, among Northern Yankee/Marxist radicals, both political and religious. Hatred for the white South motivated the majority of those people much more than did their supposed and pretended “love” for the black man, which was, in most cases, a complete charade.

Watch Trump, Pelosi, & Schumer Clash Over Border Wall Funding In Heated Office Meeting


Job openings back over 7 million and near a record high & U.S. Factories Are Posting Job Openings Like Never Before

Workers assemble semi trailer components on the factory floor at the Wabash National manufacturing facility in Lafayette, Indiana.

Total available jobs stood at 7.08 million for October, the second-highest level surpassed only by the 7.3 million in August, the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey showed.

 The report further reflects a tightening labor market in which the unemployment rate stands at 3.7 percent.
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Why The Right Should Start Taking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Seriously

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Why The Right Should Start Taking Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Seriously
Underestimating and villainizing a candidate won’t end well. Just look at how the left treated then-candidate Trump.

Earlier this week, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez put up a tweet so mind-numbingly stupid that simply calling it “factually incorrect” would be an insult to the word “incorrect.” As is to be expected in the social media world, folks on the right ripped the incoming congresswoman to shreds for it.

Here were some of the typical responses: “This is factually incorrect!” “We cannot have someone this stupid in the government!” “This is what happens when we elect someone with no experience.” “Sure, this message is popular. Too bad it’s all wrong.”

Learning From The Left’s Mistakes

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Trump Threatens To Have Military Build Border Wall If Pelosi, Schumer Won’t Budge & White House Border Wall Meeting Erupts In Clash Between Trump, Schumer, And Pelosi


Ahead of a planned White House meeting with the top Democrats from the House and Senate, President Trump on Tuesday warned that "the Military will build the remaining sections of the Wall" if Congress balks.

In a blitz of posts on Twitter, Trump said Democrats don't want the wall because they prefer "open Borders for anyone to come in." And he said huge sections of the barrier have already been built or renovated, which kept thousands of refugees from crossing the U.S.-Mexico border in recent days.

FIGHT!: White House Border Wall Meeting Erupts In Clash Between Trump, Schumer, And Pelosi

McConnell warns Senate it could work through Christmas break

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday warned that the Senate will be in session between Christmas and New Years to finish their work for the year unless senators agree to fast-track some items on their to-do list.

"Members should now be prepared to work between Christmas and New Years, if necessary, to complete our work," McConnell said from the Senate floor.

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China Moves to Lower Tariffs on US Cars from 40% to 15%

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China moved to reduce tariffs on US cars from 40% to 15% in the latest sign of their willingness to negotiate a trade deal with President Trump.

Monday, December 10, 2018

Chuck Berry - Johnny B Goode - Live 1972

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'Time's Up, White People': South African Politician Gloats As Deadline Set For Land Grab Amendment

Via Billy

Last week, as the National Assembly in South Africa agreed to set a date for whites to have their land taken away, proponents of the land grab exulted, with one politician gloating, “Your time is up, white people.”

A motion from African National Congress (ANC) chief whip Jackson Mthembu to require the legislature to ensure a constitutional amendment to allow land expropriation without compensation was adopted, with 183 yea votes and 77 nay votes. The amendment would change section 25 of the constitution, which states that a “just and equitable” payment which reflects “an equitable balance between the public interest and the interests of those affected” must be offered for land.

Social Justice and Clemson University


In November 2018 Will Hiott, Director and Curator of Historic Properties at Clemson University, included a thinly disguised political paper from Clemson University History Professor Rhondda Robinson Thomas as part a packet distributed to Historic Properties Advisory Committee members.

The essay has no relevance to ongoing volunteer efforts toward the Preservation of Historic campus buildings and is nothing more than an angry missive with clear animus towards the history of Clemson University,the Confederacy, and the South in general. This seems to be par for the course in the modern historic profession. Why would a person with such open contempt for the history of Clemson University continue to work there? As a member of the HPAC committee and as a member of the Calhoun family, I am obligated to counter and refute several points of what amounts to nothing more than social justice position paper masquerading as “history.”

Trump Weighs in on France Chaos: ‘End Paris Agreement, Return Money Back to the People’


U.S. President Donald Trump has weighed in on the growing chaos in Emmanuel Macron’s France, calling it “very sad” and suggesting it is time the scrap the Paris climate agreement and “return money back to the people in the form of lower taxes”.

Macron, who has became a hero to left-liberals and something of a globalist poster boy after he bucked a populist surge on both sides of the Atlantic to win the French presidency, saw his poll rating crumble to 18 percent and his people out on the streets in their tens of thousands after he imposed a “green” fuel tax which fell heavily on rural people and the working class.

The essentially leaderless Gilets Jaunes, better known as the “Yellow Jackets” or “Yellow Vests” to English-speakers, have blocked roads and come out onto the streets of Paris in their thousands four weekends in a row now, and already forced the French leader to abandon the tax rise — but this has not been enough to mollify an increasingly revolution-minded populace, requiring him to deploy thousands of regular and paramilitary police to try and contain protests which have begun to take on the appearance of a civil insurrection.

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The Fall of California

Budget Farm Bill Deal Eliminates SNAP Work Requirements

 Via Billy

Lawmakers say they have reached a deal on the massive farm bill, which has been hung up for weeks over demands by President Trump and House Republicans for new work requirements for food stamp recipients.

Negotiators have agreed to jettison those requirements for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which were included in the House version of the bill but not the Senate version.

 However, the White House has not yet signed off on the agreement and House conservatives may not support a bill that lacks work requirements.

What is Your Price?

Via Gleason Long

Sharyl Attkisson: Mueller's findings don't matter

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In part, it’s the length of time that it’s taken that has rendered special counsel Robert Mueller’s probe functionally irrelevant.

I submit that the die was largely cast prior to Mueller’s appointment on May 17, 2017. Perhaps if there had been a quick investigation with prompt findings inside of a couple of months, things might be different. But nearly 19 months of speculation, breathless leaks and innuendo — true and false — have taken on lives of their own, providing time for each side to dig in.

From what I can tell, most people have come down somewhere in one of two general camps:

Camp One

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