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Rudderless Democratic Party

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 22:25:42 +0000

“A majority of Americans see the Democratic Party as ‘just standing against Trump’ rather than presenting a coherent alternative — a stance that may not be enough to get voters to the polls next year.” That above-quoted report about the Democratic Party comes from ABC News. Responding to that report, Juan Williams writes, “That is bad news for Democrats, who historically suffer a major fall-off in voter turnout during non-presidential, midterm elections — most notably among younger voters as well as black and Latino voters.” An Associated Press story echoes the ABC News report: “Democratic leaders believe they lost to(image)



Weekend Caption Contest™ Winners Week of July 21, 2017

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 01:53:22 +0000

This week’s Weekend Caption Contest™ paid tribute to our nation’s favorite pasttime: watching wealthy men swing a bat around between episodes of pointless time wasting by their adversaries. We had over 200 captions so we have double winners for each place. The assignment this week was to caption the following picture: Here are the winning entries: 1) (Rock ThisTown) – Trump puts together a baseball team . . . the Fake News Bears. (fustian24) – I’m off to fix healthcare. Turns out a pen and a phone weren’t enough. 2) (TheyTukRJobz) – A man becomes preeminent, he’s expected to have(image)



Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 10:00:44 +0000

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™.  Enter your best caption for the following picture:     Winners will be announced Monday morning.(image)



Department of Injustice

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:39:51 +0000

Here is one of the real reasons violent crime is up.(image)



A President Trump Progress Report

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 19:00:25 +0000

Now that President Donald Trump has occupied the Oval Office for six months, I want to issue my own progress report on his job performance thus far. 1) Whenever a new POTUS enters the Oval Office, I keep in mind that the Peter Principle might come to life in that POTUS. The Peter Principle states “that people are promoted to their level of incompetence.” I haven’t been alone in thinking that President Trump might embody the Peter Principle. In a September 2015 commentary titled Donald Trump is fixing to be the Peter Principle personified, Steve Watson writes, “Trump forces us(image)



Seeking Civility in Political Discourse

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 19:00:31 +0000

Something about politics makes people appear loony. The animus that it produces is astonishing. Not only do politicians and pundits keep displaying such animus, but critics of the politicians and pundits keep displaying it, too. These days, finding civility in political discourse is like – to borrow a scene from the SpongeBob SquarePants TV show – finding the hay in the needle stack. While pondering the reasons for a lack of civility in political discourse, I thought of the following. Conflict Between the “I” Mentality vs. the “We” Mentality In their book Misreading Scripture with Western Eyes, E. Randolph Richards(image)



Hillary Backed Russia While Bill Cashed the Check & OPEN THREAD

Tue, 18 Jul 2017 18:57:55 +0000

From FoxNews: The Russian lawyer who landed a meeting with Donald Trump Jr. during last year’s presidential campaign with the promise of dirt on Hillary Clinton had one big thing in common with the Democratic candidate: Both had opposed Russia sanctions targeting human-rights abusers. Further, former Secretary of State Clinton’s initial opposition coincided with a $500,000 speech her husband gave in Moscow – a link her 2016 campaign fought to downplay in the press, according to WikiLeaks-released documents. Trump White House officials now are trying to draw attention to that speech and the Clintons’ ties to Russia in a bid(image)



Weekend Caption Contest™ Winners Week of July 14, 2017

Mon, 17 Jul 2017 00:21:43 +0000

This week’s Weekend Caption Contest™ paid homage to Bastille Day as the man representing those who keep France free is pictured, along with the President of France. The assignment this week was to caption the following picture: Here are the winning entries: 1) (fustian24) – There are some pussies Trump just won’t grab. 2) (Rock ThisTown) – “We appreciate the Statue of Liberty & all, but we’re through saving your ass.” 3) (Mary Gehman) – “I’m sorry…I just can’t hide my feelings anymore…I Louvre You!” 4) (cathymv) – Trump has “The art of the Deal” Macron has “The Art of(image)



Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:50:59 +0000

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for the Wizbang Weekend Caption Contest™.  Enter your best caption for the following picture:       Winners will be announced Monday morning.(image)



Paris Climate Accord: Follow the Money

Thu, 13 Jul 2017 19:00:04 +0000

President Donald Trump has been heavily criticized for deciding to withdraw the USA from the Paris Climate Accord. Those who criticize him don’t necessarily mention all of the facts about the Paris Climate Accord when they complain about President Trump’s decision. Here are a few facts that the critics routinely leave out. 1) If the Paris Climate Accord were an international treaty, then no sitting POTUS could sign onto it without 2/3 of the U.S. Senate voting to approve of it. Being that the Paris Climate Accord didn’t have such approval by the U.S. Senate, President Trump didn’t have the(image)



Settled Science Is No Science At All

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 19:27:43 +0000

Science is Never Settled, and Those Telling You It Is Are Telling You to SHUT UP.(image)



RINO Hunt

Wed, 12 Jul 2017 14:25:04 +0000

Thank you for your service Mr. McCain. Start enjoying your retirement from public life soon.(image)



Needed in Politics: Our Better Angels

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 19:00:16 +0000

In a commentary about the current state of the Democratic Party, Fox New politics editor Chris Stirewalt writes, “Democrats have come in for a great deal of mockery over a silly promotion in which supporters were asked to vote on their preferred slogans for campaign stickers. One of the options was, “I mean, have you seen the other guys?” This is some undeniably weak sauce right there. It probably only reflects the foolish, stale snark of some poor intern tasked in finding a way to flog the same donors for another $5.” Stirewalt later writes, “One of the main drawbacks(image)



Weekend Caption Contest™ Winners Week of July 7, 2017

Mon, 10 Jul 2017 01:45:40 +0000

This week’s Weekend Caption Contest™ reminded us how lucky we are to live in the greatest nation in the world and not in Germany! Just say no to globalism AND cankles (shout out to this week’s Reader’s Choice winner, cathymv)! The assignment this week was to caption the following picture: Here are the winning entries: 1) (Retired military) – Trump meets the person who accomplished what the US didnt in WW1 and WW2. Destroy Germany. 2) (fustian24) – In view of the important role Germany takes in these meetings, they are informally known as “Merkel Jerks”. 3) (yetanotherjohn) – What(image)



“Evangelical” Does Not Equal “Political”

Sat, 08 Jul 2017 19:00:34 +0000

When journalists talk about so-called “evangelical voters”, the former are doing the public a disservice. That is because the word evangelical has nothing to do with politics. An evangelical is a believer in Messiah Jesus who strives to share the Gospel message with those who have not yet heard it or read it. Such a believer can do so without ever being involved in political issues. If evangelicals register to vote in elections, then they don’t have join any political party. If they do join one, then they can join any political party – including the Democratic Party – and(image)