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    Let’s continue the conversation here.

    Is there not one person who will at least attempt to defend the Leftist stance?  Is there no defense?  Come on, open borders and higher taxes and the loss of hundreds of thousands of jobs in the coal and oil and gas industries can’t possibly be a detriment to the Leftist agenda.  How about that universal health care and ‘free stuff’, like university?

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    Happy New Year

    The Year of the Rat

    According to the 2020 Chinese horoscope, the Lunar New Year starts on Saturday, January 25th and ends on February 11th, 2021. The Rat is the first sign from the 12 animals cycle of the Chinese Astrology, and for this reason, 2020 is considered a year of new beginnings and renewals.

    The Metal Rat Year is going to be a strong, prosperous, and lucky year for almost all chinese zodiac signs.Everyone will show determination regarding their goals, aspirations, and even their hobbies. This is a great year for founding and evolving.Those who plan to buy real estate, to start a business or to invest money in a long-term project have great chances of being satisfied in the future.But, beware! This type of initiatives will only be successful if they are carefully planned.

    i will celebrate both, Jan. 1 and Jan. 25.

     

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    Citing encyclicals from the church’s canon of social teachings for authority, Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) this week outlined a political economy that he called “common-good capitalism.” Rubio argued from a basis in Catholic social teaching that businesses should be obliged “to act in the best interests of the workers and the country that made their success possible” and that “unguided” markets “may lead to GDP growth and record profits.

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    President Donald Trump and former President Barack Obama tied in a new Gallup poll which asked respondents which man they admire most in the world.
    Both men saw 18 percent of respondents choose them as the man they admired.
    “In 2019’s poll, conducted from December 2 to 15, 18% of respondents named Trump as the man they admired the most with an additional 18% naming Obama,” Business Insider reports. “No other man was named as most admired by more than 2% of respondents.”
    Obama had previously held the top spot on his own for the past 11 years and continues the streak based on this statistical tie.  Obama has been ‘admired’ for 11 years?  LOL   Worst president ever award goes to Barry.

    Former First Lady Michelle Obama topped the Most Admired Woman survey with 10 percent, followed by current First Lady Melania Trump at 5 percent.      I disagree with this choice as I am a Ruth Bader Ginsberg fan,  in truth, I love her, so I might be biased.

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    HAPPY NEW YEAR, EVERYONE!

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    Speaking of Joe Biden:

    Joe Biden Pulls a Hillary and Warns Coal Miners He’s Coming After Their Jobs, Tells Miners “Learn How to Program”

    This last ‘gaffe’ should be enough to eliminate Biden.  This dolt has not learned from history.  How can he still be the frontrunner for the Democrats?

    It is truly questionable and frightening and hilarious that the Left call the Right stupid while they have ‘Creepy’, ‘Keep Your Hands Off My Kids’, ‘quid pro quo Joe’  Biden as their leader.  Your just cannot take that seriously.

    lots’a lols

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    America is having its greatest stock market rally ever but no one would know it due to the media’s fixation on anything anti-Trump.
    The DOW increased by more than 5,000 points in 2019 making it the greatest year in Stock Market history.
    After President Trump was elected the stock markets exploded. The markets are a gauge of the economy and include expectations of the future. On November 8th, 2016, the DOW stood at 18,332. Since that date the DOW has soared. On Tuesday the DOW closed out the year 2019 at 28,538 or 10,206 points higher than the day of the 2016 election!

    The only way to screw this up would be by voting Democrat, and there just can’t be that many idiots in the USA.  One would have to be incredibly stupid to vote Democrat.

    Imagine a Democrat House and Democrat Senate!  What a disaster that would be.  Right now the incredible US economy is propping up the world economy.  A Democrat win would not only crash the US economy, it would create a worldwide depression…the Greatest Depression Ever!  So don’t be stupid.

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    “It simply isn’t our time”: Julián Castro ends presidential bid
    Castro’s exit leaves the Democratic primary field without a Latino candidate.
    by CAITLIN OPRYSKO and NOLAN D. MCCASKILL | 01/02/2020 09:18 AM EST | Updated: 01/02/2020 11:38 AM EST

    Former Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julián Castro announced Thursday he is ending his campaign for president.

    “I’ve determined that it simply isn’t our time,” Castro said in a video, citing “the circumstances of this campaign season.”

    In a tweet announcing his decision, he added: “It’s with profound gratitude to all of our supporters that I suspend my campaign for president today. I’m so proud of everything we’ve accomplished together. I’m going to keep fighting for an America where everyone counts—I hope you’ll join me in that fight.”

    Castro ending his bid leaves the Democratic primary field without a Latino candidate, and his exit comes one month before the Iowa caucuses.

    The Obama-era housing secretary and former mayor of San Antonio launched his campaign last January but struggled to gain traction in the crowded Democratic field. His only notable congressional endorsements came from his brother, campaign chairman and Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chairman Joaquin Castro, as well as freshman Texas Rep. Colin Allred, who worked for Castro at HUD and received early backing from Castro during his 2018 race.

    Castro often distinguished himself as the “first” candidate and sought to move the field left on a host of issues — including by visiting Flint, Mich., and Puerto Rico on the trail; releasing policies on immigration, indigenous communities and lead exposure; and supporting the impeachment of President Donald Trump. He also made waves by calling for the decriminalization of illegal border crossings, a position he was later followed on by some others in the field. But Castro rarely received attention for jumping out in front.

    Still, Castro says in Thursday’s video, “I’m so proud of the campaign we’ve run together. We’ve shaped the conversation on so many important issues in this race, stood up for the most vulnerable people and given a voice to those who are often forgotten.”

    He grew his small operation — for a time, his communications shop was run solely by a senior aide — into a campaign that qualified for four nationally televised debates, and he outlasted senators, congressmen and current and former governors. But he was unable to seriously compete with the top tier of candidates, some of whom began the race with higher name identification, built-out email lists and well-stocked campaign treasuries from past elections.

    Castro did generate some shining moments on the Democratic debate stages, including challenging fellow Texan Beto O’Rourke on immigration in Miami, highlighting Atatiana Jefferson, a black woman who was killed inside her home by a white Texas police officer in October, and calling out police gun violence in Ohio.

    But those moments never translated into big movement in the Democratic primary polls for Castro. And his swing-and-miss at Joe Biden in Houston — when he asked the former vice president if he had forgotten what he had said two minutes ago — cost him some support. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez of Texas pulled his endorsement from Castro after that, backing Biden instead.

    He failed to meet the polling threshold for the two most recent primary debates, and was likely to miss the next debate later this month as well.

    Castro made no immediate mention of throwing his support behind one of his former rivals, and did not outline his immediate plans. But “I’m not done fighting,” he vows in the video, adding that “I’ll keep working towards a nation where everyone counts, a nation where everyone can get a good job, good health care and a decent place to live.”

    Castro is the latest candidate of color to end their presidential campaign, following Sen. Kamala Harris’ exit last month, and his departure is sure to revive concerns about diversity in the Democratic primary — he was extremely vocal in criticizing the way minority candidates are covered and treated on the day that Harris dropped out.

    He also joined every other Democrat in the race in a letter to the DNC last month calling for the debate thresholds to be lowered to allow for more candidates of color on stage. And he’d previously gotten out in front of the field with a call for reshuffling the primary schedule so that it included more diverse states in the beginning of the calendar.

    “Ganaremos un día!” Castro says at the end of the video, which includes the English translation in a subtitle: “One day we’ll win!”

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    Former al-Quds Leader Soleimani Planned and Financed Terrorist Attack on US Benghazi Consulate — Resulting in 4 Dead Americans.

    Soleimani is dead.

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    Washington (AFP)

    President Donald Trump warned Saturday that the US is targeting 52 sites in Iran and will hit them “very fast and very hard” if the Islamic republic attacks American personnel or assets.

    In a serious saber-rattling tweet that defended Friday’s US drone strike assassination of a powerful Iranian general in Iraq, Trump said 52 represents the number of Americans held hostage at the US embassy in Tehran for more than a year starting in late 1979.

    Make my day, mullahs and Khamenes.

    Relax, sjws, this is de rigueur.

     

     

     

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    God bless Gervais. His only goal was to entertain those of us watching on TV, and he knows nothing is funnier or more liberating than mocking a room full of people who can’t take a joke.

    During Sunday’s telecast, Gervais took aim at Apple, which recently became a major Hollywood player thanks to its new ventures Apple Studios and Apple TV+. Apple CEO Tim Cook was in attendance on Sunday.

    Golden Globes host Ricky Gervais brought back some old-fashioned, celebrity self-deprecation Sunday night, which made real Americans laugh and proved Hollywood and its media are now too bloated with self-importance to take a joke.

    “Apple roared into the TV game with The Morning Show, a superb show,” Gervais said. “A superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company that runs sweatshops in China.”

    Addressing the ballroom full of celebrities, Gervais continued: “You say you’re ‘woke,’ but the companies you work for Apple, Amazon, Disney… if ISIS started a streaming service you’d call your agent, wouldn’t you?”

    Gervais also warned celebrities to avoid making political statements on stage because no one wants a lecture from pampered movie stars.
    “You know nothing about the real world. Most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg,” he told the crowd.

    “So, if you win, come up, accept your little award tonight, come up, accept it, thank your agent and your God, and fuck off. No one cares about your views on politics or culture.”

    “I came here in a limo tonight, and the license plate was made by Felicity Huffman.”

    “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood is nearly three hours long. Leonardo DiCaprio attended the premiere, and by the end, his date was too old for him.”

    Ricky Gervais Wonders How Teasing Corporations, Elite Hollywood Is ‘Right Wing’

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    WASHINGTON, DC — American and Taiwanese officials celebrated President Tsai Ing-wen’s reelection on Saturday, in what is widely considered a rebuke to China.
    Tsai won in a landslide victory over pro-Beijing candidate Han Kuo-yu, the mayor of Kaohsiung, the second largest city in Taiwan.

    “The people in Taiwan proved that democracy works,” said Ambassador Stanley Kao, Taiwan’s top representative in Washington, D.C., at an event marking the election.
    James F. Moriarty, the top American diplomat in Taiwan, was also at the event to celebrate the occasion. “It’s a great morning for Taiwan and for all people who believe they should decide their own futures,” he said. “In 2020 we will work closely together to advance our shared interests and values.”

    Randy Schriver, until recently the assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs, echoed his remarks. “This is in fact a great day for all the people of Taiwan,” said Shriver, chairman and founder of Project 2049.
    “Its democracy is such a key part of why Taiwan is internationally admired,” he added. “There will be many people in China wondering ‘why can’t we go to the polls.’”

    With a lifetime term why would Emperor Xi allow choice?  He is all-powerful and far too many people kowtow to this asshole.  On a personal note, I do not support China in any way, its sweatshop products, human rights violations and blatant imperialism (belt and road initiative… The Belt and Road Initiative is a global development strategy adopted by the Chinese government in 2013 involving infrastructure development and investments in 152 countries and international organizations in Asia, Europe, Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas).

     

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    CNN and Elizabeth Warren worked together to smear Bernie Sanders

    CNN appears to be taking the word of a Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), a candidate who has a history of fabricating key details of her life, and a point that boiled over after moderators of Tuesday’s debate demonstrated a clear bias against Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

    The network came under fire Tuesday night after moderators demonstratively favored Warren over Sanders, repeatedly, during the Democrat debate in Iowa. It hit a boiling point after CNN’s Abby Phillip posed Sanders’ alleged comments, about a woman not being able to win the presidency, as fact.

    CNN?  Biased?  How absurd

     

     

     

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    Donald Trump Signs Phase One Trade Deal with China

    President Donald Trump hosted a signing of the phase one trade deal with China on Wednesday, marking a significant milestone in pressuring China for fairer trade relations with the United States.
    “Today we take a momentous step,” Trump said, claiming the deal helped “right the wrongs of the past.”

    Vice Premier Liu He read a statement from President Xi in Chinese, thanking President Trump for working out a deal that he called “good for the U.S. and China and the world,” according to a translator.
    Xi also said in the statement that he looked forward to phase two of the deal, which would make relations between the two countries even better.

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    Also, the impeachment sideshow changes venues today….

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