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The Refinery on VLR – Baltimore

By Taylor Millard On this episode of #TheRefinery, The Conservative Union’s Leslie & Ryan, The Party Of Choice’s Andy & Cori, and Free Radical Network’s Felicia & JD talk about #Baltimore, media malfeasance, …read more Via:: The Refinery on VLR – Baltimore       

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The Left/Right Split Leads to Culture War, Riots and Destruction

The freedom movement needs to win the war of ideas and not the partisan grub for power.Progessivism is a bankrupt ideology. If there were people in the opposition willing to discuss and develop ideas; the opposition could make hay of the Left at the mo… . . . → Read More: The Left/Right Split Leads to Culture War, Riots and Destruction

EXPOSED: Britain Informs UN About New Illicit Iranian Nuclear Activities While US Admin. Suppresses Intelligence On Iran’s Deceit

EXPOSED: Britain Informs UN About New Illicit Iranian Nuclear Activities While US Admin. Suppresses Intelligence On Iran’s Deceit:

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Obama Donor CEO Co-Chairing Amnesty Lobby Fires Americans, Replaces Them w/Foreigners

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ACA Exchanges are Dysfunctional | FreedomWorks

ACA Exchanges are Dysfunctional | FreedomWorks

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The Liz Harrison Radio Show – Liberals Need Dictionaries

By Liz Harrison Remember Toya Graham? Did you really think that there wouldn’t be a backlash against her? Yes, that needs to be mentioned, if briefly. Same with some other nonsense that has …read more Via:: The Liz Harrison Radio Show – Liberals Need Dictionaries       

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Jeb, the survivor? I think not

A.B. Stoddard’s article needs lots of refinements. Here’s how it starts: Four months into the 2016 presidential campaign, Jeb Bush has all the money and none of the mojo. Despite the financial juggernaut the former Florida governor has built — Bush said this week he had raised more than anyone else has at this point […]

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APRIL SHOWERS

It’s been a busy and interesting month. Polly and I have been celebrating our 64th wedding anniversary. The centerpiece was a long planned ‘bucket list’ cruise on the Rhine River in Germany. We had a fabulous time, and I would recommend Rhine River cruising to anyone with a taste for travel.

We boarded the ship in Amsterdam on the 13th and promptly disembarked to board a smaller sight-seeing vessel that took us around the city. It’s a fascinating metropolis which has been a center of global commerce for centuries.

Over the next week, we traveled up the Rhine river with stops in such storied  places as Heidelberg, Freiburg, and Cologne. Cathedrals, castles and countryside made for a visual experience that almost distracted me from the daily five course dinners on board the ship.

Traveling with Judge Tom, Junior and his wife, Julie, meant trying to keep up with a couple of social dynamos whose dance cards are always filled.

Polly was up for the trip. The weeks before we left were filled with doctors’ and dentists’ appointments, as she worked to find relief from sciatic discomfort and repair of a major piece of bridgework that had picked the wrong time to collapse.

Her Father was from Germany and her Mother was from Hungary. She remembers that German was spoken in her home when she was a tyke. Like tiny film clips, lingering memories of food and phrases and faces that speak to her family’s roots were jogged back to life at every stop along the river.   

I was determined to get some rest. It was a vacation that provided some down time, as the comfortable, modern vessel smoothed its way upstream. Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Patton was primary on my agenda, and I managed to find the account of his assault on the German homeland over the Rhine River at about the time our ship was in that neighborhood.

On the night of March 22, 1945, a patrol from Patton’s Third Army paddled wooden boats across the Rhine near a town called Nierstein. On the other side, they found no evidence of the German army, and they reported the fact to Patton, who instantly ordered a pontoon bridge to be constructed. Within 24 hours, a full division of GI boots were on German soil.

George Patton was given to symbolism. He had long since announced his intention to invade the German homeland, and promised that he would “piss in the Rhine.”

He did precisely that on March 24th and a photograph evidencing the event is included in Bill O’Reilly’s book. As our ship cruised past the town of Nierstein, I took great pleasure in announcing the significance of the location to all the passengers within earshot.

Heidelberg was a particularly intriguing stop. The short bus ride from the dock took us through winding cobblestone streets up steep hills to the remains of the Heidelberg Castle, a storied structure which inspired our guide to spew out a lecture on European history that included the Roman Empire, the Protestant Reformation, the Napoleonic Wars, and a cascading torrent of information far too detailed and esoteric to stick in my craw.

Of special interest was the wine barrel. Built to hold the taxes paid in wine by the people to the Lord of the castle, the Heidelberg wine barrel is said to be the largest in the world. Nearly twenty feet tall, it holds about 58,000 gallons of wine when full.

Interestingly, through, most of the time since 1751 when it was built, the barrel has been empty. A good message there for tax collectors.

Polly was a stalwart sightseer on Friday when we toured Heidelberg. Back aboard ship, we were feted by the crew at dinner. Tom and Julie were celebrating their 38th wedding anniversary and, of course, Polly and I were observing our 64th. At dessert time, the lights were dimmed and a delegation of the wait staff appeared with sparkler candles and individual cakes.

Polly, of course, wanted to acknowledge the attention with a smile. Unfortunately, just moments before, a front tooth cap had come dislodged, and she was hastily trying to find a way to hold the tooth in place.

Needless to say, the dentist’s office was our first stop after deplaning in Tampa.

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APRIL SHOWERS

It’s been a busy and interesting month. Polly and I have been celebrating our 64th wedding anniversary. The centerpiece was a long planned ‘bucket list’ cruise on the Rhine River in Germany. We had a fabulous time, and I would recommend Rhine River cruising to anyone with a taste for travel.

We boarded the ship in Amsterdam on the 13th and promptly disembarked to board a smaller sight-seeing vessel that took us around the city. It’s a fascinating metropolis which has been a center of global commerce for centuries.

Over the next week, we traveled up the Rhine river with stops in such storied  places as Heidelberg, Freiburg, and Cologne. Cathedrals, castles and countryside made for a visual experience that almost distracted me from the daily five course dinners on board the ship.

Traveling with Judge Tom, Junior and his wife, Julie, meant trying to keep up with a couple of social dynamos whose dance cards are always filled.

Polly was up for the trip. The weeks before we left were filled with doctors’ and dentists’ appointments, as she worked to find relief from sciatic discomfort and repair of a major piece of bridgework that had picked the wrong time to collapse.

Her Father was from Germany and her Mother was from Hungary. She remembers that German was spoken in her home when she was a tyke. Like tiny film clips, lingering memories of food and phrases and faces that speak to her family’s roots were jogged back to life at every stop along the river.   

I was determined to get some rest. It was a vacation that provided some down time, as the comfortable, modern vessel smoothed its way upstream. Bill O’Reilly’s Killing Patton was primary on my agenda, and I managed to find the account of his assault on the German homeland over the Rhine River at about the time our ship was in that neighborhood.

On the night of March 22, 1945, a patrol from Patton’s Third Army paddled wooden boats across the Rhine near a town called Nierstein. On the other side, they found no evidence of the German army, and they reported the fact to Patton, who instantly ordered a pontoon bridge to be constructed. Within 24 hours, a full division of GI boots were on German soil.

George Patton was given to symbolism. He had long since announced his intention to invade the German homeland, and promised that he would “piss in the Rhine.”

He did precisely that on March 24th and a photograph evidencing the event is included in Bill O’Reilly’s book. As our ship cruised past the town of Nierstein, I took great pleasure in announcing the significance of the location to all the passengers within earshot.

Heidelberg was a particularly intriguing stop. The short bus ride from the dock took us through winding cobblestone streets up steep hills to the remains of the Heidelberg Castle, a storied structure which inspired our guide to spew out a lecture on European history that included the Roman Empire, the Protestant Reformation, the Napoleonic Wars, and a cascading torrent of information far too detailed and esoteric to stick in my craw.

Of special interest was the wine barrel. Built to hold the taxes paid in wine by the people to the Lord of the castle, the Heidelberg wine barrel is said to be the largest in the world. Nearly twenty feet tall, it holds about 58,000 gallons of wine when full.

Interestingly, through, most of the time since 1751 when it was built, the barrel has been empty. A good message there for tax collectors.

Polly was a stalwart sightseer on Friday when we toured Heidelberg. Back aboard ship, we were feted by the crew at dinner. Tom and Julie were celebrating their 38th wedding anniversary and, of course, Polly and I were observing our 64th. At dessert time, the lights were dimmed and a delegation of the wait staff appeared with sparkler candles and individual cakes.

Polly, of course, wanted to acknowledge the attention with a smile. Unfortunately, just moments before, a front tooth cap had come dislodged, and she was hastily trying to find a way to hold the tooth in place.

Needless to say, the dentist’s office was our first stop after deplaning in Tampa.

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Mitch McConnell yields Senate control to Harry Reid

If you thought the election in November seized the reins of control from Harry Reid and the Democrats and placed then in the hands of Republicans determined to stop Obama, I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news for you. According to a recent story on Breitbart News: “with two minor exceptions, every single vote that has passed the U.S. Senate since the beginning of this Congress in January has passed with at lease 93% of support from Democrats.” Despite controlling the Senate, Republicans leaders are passing bills that have more support from Democrats than Republicans. While there are bills that should have that kind of Democrat support–such as legislation in the areas of Veteran’s Affairs, anti-pornography, and human trafficking–Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has helped the Democrats pass funding for Obama’s unconstitutional executive amnesty, pass the deficit-exploding “doc fix” for Medicare, and confirm Obama’s liberal judicial and administrative nominees such as Loretta Lynch. Needless to say, Harry Reid is pretty happy with the way things have panned out under McConnell: “While Republicans have done nothing to create jobs and help the middle class, on other topics like passing clean funding for Homeland Security and confirming Loretta Lynch, Senator McConnell has […]

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In July 1780, Alexander Hamilton received intelligence from Elias Dayton (not the Culper Ring) that helped save the French fleet and American army in Rhode Island

In July 1780, Alexander Hamilton received intelligence from Elias Dayton that helped save the French fleet and American army in Rhode Island. Previously, this intelligence had been incorrectly attributed to the Culper Ring. Below is a condensed extract from Alexander Hamilton: The Formative Years about … Continue reading

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The Reactionaries Speak Radio Program 5-1-2015

The Reactionaries Speak Radio Program: Baltimore, Ferguson, What’s The Difference And Why Should We Even Care? And Some Other Stuff…. Adult Themes Will Be Discussed. Adult Language May/ Will Be Used. You have been warned!!!!! Join The Panel: @noway90 @smokie_tx … Continue reading

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DFL paying price for dishonesty

When the DFL raised the gas tax in 2008, they promised Rod Hamilton that they’d fix Highway 14 if he voted to override Gov. Pawlenty’s veto. Rep. Hamilton voted to override Gov. Pawlenty’s veto. The DFL still hasn’t kept their promise: It’s just so easy to say “if you want new roads, raise taxes.” Lawmakers […]

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Is The Clinton Foundation Just A Foreign Laundering Scheme?

I’ve always thought it sad that we have commented more or less forever that we have the best Congress money can buy. particularly since it so often seems true. We deserve better but we are lazy and don’t demand it, so we don’t get it. Still this nonsense just leaves me shaking my head in […]

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Hillary’s congenital defect

Ron Fournier’s article is worthwhile reading even though it’s a bit soft at times. “Clinton Foundation failed to disclose 1,100 foreign donations.” The co-founder of the Clinton Foundation’s Canadian affiliate revealed to Joshua Green of Bloomberg Politics that 1,100 donors to the foundation had never been disclosed. “The reason this is a politically explosive revelation […]

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Nanny statism gone wrong

You know nanny statism has spun off the rails when you see notes like this: I hope Leeza Pearson tells this moron to stick that note where the sun doesn’t shine. Here’s what happened: Leeza Pearson was out of fruit and vegetables one day last week, so she tucked a pack of Oreos in her […]

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What happened with Freddie Gray?

When news broke that Freddie Gray had died in a police van, lots of people assumed it was proof of police brutality. While that’s still a possibility, it’s also possible that something else happened. This Washington Post article suggests that it’s best to wait for what the forensic reports say. BALTIMORE — A prisoner sharing […]

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NFL Draft opinions

Tonight, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will make Jameis Winston the first pick in the NFL’s annual Entry Draft. Ten minutes after that pick is officially announced by Commissioner Roger Goodell, Marcus Mariota will become the second pick. The only mystery left about that pick is who will make that pick. It’s time to dispense with […]

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A million dollars here, a million dollars there

What Difference Does A Million Here And A Million There Make When You Don’t Have That Million? by Silence Dogood Last October, heads turned when it was publically revealed that SCSU had a projected $9,542,000 deficit for FY15. This was especially disconcerting when the previous March, a budget projection said that the FY14 budget was […]

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With a Remarkable Display of Transportation Double Dipping, French Civil Servant Earns a Spot in the Bureaucrat Hall of Fame

Economists generally like competition because it promotes economic efficiency, more prosperity, lower prices, and higher wages. But some types of competition can be misguided. For instance, Americans used to dominate membership in the Bureaucrat Hall of Fame. Now, however, government employees in other nations have risen to the challenge and shown they can be just […]

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