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    Today, 12:12 AM
    I think we are mostly in agreement but I believe the left purposely cultivates their radicals in order to use them as weapons, I also believe that you are right that they will be destroyed by the radicals because they have gone too far with that strategy, the right on the other hand purposely suppresses its radicals (our kind or any others) because they don't care about winning, they would rather take 2nd place forever than risk losing control of their side, that has created pressure from the grassroots that brought us Trump and will end up destroying the old guard on the right. The only hope we have of growing our faction is if some of our people like Rand can work with Trump enough to get a seat at the table in the power structure of the GOP and in the public eye, then we can perhaps recruit both the purists and pragmatists that we need, at that point we would need to either take over the GOP or have a mass party jump of elected officials to a new party or the Constitution Party.
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    Yesterday, 11:55 PM
    On November 15, Ohio state lawmakers voted to pass a bill banning abortions as early as six weeks, with no exceptions for rape or incest. The legislation effectively bans abortion after the point at which a fetal heartbeat can be detected. It’s among the stricter abortion bans to pass in the U.S., considering the fact that it would make abortions illegal even in the case of rape or incest. First up, it will make providing an abortion in Ohio a felony carrying a potential one-year jail sentence for doctors. Earlier this month Alabama and West Virginia voted to pass similar laws, restricting state-wide access to abortion and criminalizing the procedure for physicians.
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    Yesterday, 11:48 PM
    Stacey Abrams' campaign and legal team is preparing an unprecedented legal challenge in the unresolved Georgia governor's race that could leave the state's Supreme Court deciding whether to force another round of voting. The Democrat's long-shot strategy relies on a statute that's never been used in such a high-stakes contest. It is being discussed as Georgia elections officials appear to be on the cusp of certifying Republican Brian Kemp as the winner of a bitterly fought campaign that's been marred by charges of electoral malfeasance. Top Abrams advisers outlined her prospective case to The Associated Press, stressing that the Democratic candidate hasn't finalized a decision about whether to proceed once state officials certify Kemp as the victor. That could happen as early as Friday evening. Allegra Lawrence-Hardy, Abrams' campaign chairwoman, is overseeing a team of almost three-dozen lawyers who in the coming days will draft the petition, along with a ream of affidavits from voters and would-be voters who say they were disenfranchised. Abrams would then decide whether to go to court under a provision of Georgia election law that allows losing candidates to challenge results based on "misconduct, fraud or irregularities ... sufficient to change or place in doubt the results." The legal team is "considering all options," Lawrence-Hardy said, including federal court remedies. But the state challenge is the most drastic. And some Democratic legal observers note Abrams would be dependent on statutes that set a high bar for the court to intervene.
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    Yesterday, 11:45 PM
    Best of luck, but I don't see you turning things around without an armed uprising.
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    Yesterday, 10:30 PM
    I agree that there is a place for purists like Ron and pragmatists like Rand. I think you are saying that even Massie and Amash don't make extravagant enough demands and that is why they aren't archetypal purists, is that correct? The problem is that the left supports their radicals but the Swampublicans would crush ours and the LP or the Constitution Party simply don't have any power, it will be difficult to keep any radicals in office until we have a greater number of pragmatists in office to support them.
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    Yesterday, 10:07 PM
    Republican Brian Kemp praised Democrat Stacey Abrams as a tough opponent and asked Georgia voters to unite behind him as the state's new governor Saturday, even as Abrams blamed Kemp for "gross mismanagement" of an election that she acknowledged she did not win."I certainly appreciate Stacey Abrams' tenacity, how hard she worked, the campaign she ran," Kemp told reporters at a state Capitol news conference. "The fact of the matter is the election is now over and I've got to focus on governing this state." Abrams ended 10 days of post-election drama in Georgia's closely watched and even more closely contested race Friday evening when she acknowledged that when the state's final vote gets certified, Kemp will be the next governor. Still, Abrams defiantly refusing to concede, and instead promised to file a federal lawsuit over the way Georgia elections are run. She accused Kemp of using his office secretary of state's office to aggressively purge the rolls of inactive voters, enforce an "exact match" policy for checking voters' identities that left thousands of registrations in limbo, and enact other policies to tilt the outcome in his favor. Kemp, who stepped down as secretary of state when he declared victory that day after Election Day, defended the outcome of the race. "Look, we have laws on the books that prevent elections from being stolen from anyone," Kemp said, insisting those laws "make sure we have secure, accessible, fair elections." The speech Abrams delivered at her campaign headquarters Friday evening marked the close of the 44-year-old attorney and former lawmaker's unsuccessful attempt to make history as America's first black woman governor. Since Election Day her campaign fought on, insisting efforts to suppress turnout had left thousands of ballots uncounted that otherwise could erode Kemp's lead and force a runoff election. "Let's be clear: This is not a speech of concession," Abrams said. "Because concession means to acknowledge an action is right, true or proper. As a woman of conscience and faith, I cannot concede that." More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/10-days-post-governor-race-drama-ends-abrams-142501717--election.html
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    Yesterday, 09:57 PM
    We need a coordinated party jump by as many conservatives as possible, either to a new party or to the Constitution Party, individual party jumpers get slaughtered but a mass jump would upend the system.
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    Yesterday, 09:55 PM
    The conservatives need to pick up and leave earlier, I understand trying to fight while the fight can still be won and I understand that upending your life is hard but things in California have been too bad too long.
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    Yesterday, 09:47 PM
    Andrew Gillum, the Democrat who was running to become Florida's first black governor, conceded the race on Saturday to Ron DeSantis, a close ally of President Donald Trump, saying he was satisfied with a recount that showed him trailing by more than 30,000 votes. The race was one of the most closely watched in the country. The candidates come from the far poles of each party and their performances were scrutinised for hints they might offer for the 2020 presidential election. Mr Gillum, the liberal mayor of Tallahassee, had initially conceded the race to Mr DeSantis, a conservative former congressman. But he later withdrew that concession when the results were close enough for an automatic recount. On Saturday, he said that process was drawing to a close. "This has been the journey of our lives. We've been so honored by the support that we've received," Mr Gillum said in a video statement. "Stay tuned, there will be more to come. This fight for Florida continues." Mr DeSantis responded on Twitter, saying: “This was a hard-fought campaign. Now it’s time to bring Florida together.” After Mr Gillum initially conceded the contest on election night, his subsequent calls for every vote to be counted echoed similar appeals from fellow Democrat US Senator Bill Nelson. A recount is continuing in the race between Mr Nelson and his challenger for the Senate seat, outgoing Republican Governor Rick Scott. More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/democrat-concedes-florida-governor-apos-234552301.html
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    Yesterday, 09:31 PM
    King of nothing is better than nothing?
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    Yesterday, 09:25 PM
    But he would be willing to nuke his own country.
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    Yesterday, 09:12 PM
    I'm not blind to the differences, Best was an executive at a pharmaceutical corporation who went into politics, that is sufficient reason to regard him with deep suspicion and doubly so based on your hatred of corporations (particularly pharmaceutical corporations) and the Trump administration, if this case wasn't evidence of a faction war you would never be defending him, and I erected no strawman, you implied that his death was evidence of his virtue and I pointed out that that was a fallacy by using Bulger as an example. And if erecting strawmen and putting words in people's mouths was punished around here you would not untouched. I don't know just how good or bad Best was but the only thing we can be sure of here is that the fight between Trump and other factions is real.
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    Yesterday, 08:50 PM
    Don't be silly, we would never nuke a foreign country, we built that arsenal to keep the peasants in line.
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    Yesterday, 08:43 PM
    I see tax cuts, not subsidies. I'm arguing it because the rules must be observed as they are unless/until they are changed. I believe that interstate tariffs should be allowed but they should be limited to a percentage set by the feds and only the destination state should be allowed to collect them. Which they haven't done because their goal is to wring money out of their citizens. They might also be challenged for regulating interstate commerce if they tried that workaround.
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    Yesterday, 08:18 PM
    It's considered the "Ferrari of war room software" which gives the United States and European military planners and operational commanders a distinctive edge. And it's just been handed over to China. The big screen software that allows for "real time" military operational awareness relied upon by NATO and the Pentagon to make instant decisions while troops are in the field conducting live operations has been obtained by Beijing as part of a deal with the defense contractor Luciad, a Belgian-based company. With such technology, according to the story revealed in a South China Morning Post (SCMP) exclusive based on accessing Chinese government contractor sources, this will put the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) "on an equal organizational footing with some of the West’s elite military operations." And with China continuing to aggressively build-up both its defense technology and special forces capabilities, as its recently been keen to display to the world and especially rival armies, the software will allow commanders to process real-time data and visuals with incredible instantaneous speed and accuracy, allowing for fluid and rapid response. According to the SCMP report the software is the most advanced available in terms of systems visual integration: Planners use data from sources such as drone feeds, satellite imagery, radar, sensor plots, weather forecasts and platoon status. Traditional software can introduce errors as large as 500 meters (1,600 feet) in the positioning of moving targets from different datastreams. And further the advances system will allow military planners to assess target information in real time while instantly changing or updating parameters where needed: Luciad’s software can analyse data and generate seamless visuals at a speed of 100 calculations a second, 75 times faster than its closest competitor, with accuracy to within 3cm (one inch) and on a global scale, according to American graphics technology company Nvidia.
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    Yesterday, 08:14 PM
    The U.S. Justice Department on Friday denied that it was planning an extradition deal designed to persuade the Turkish president to ease off on a probe over the killing of a journalist in an Istanbul embassy. In a statement on Friday, Justice Department spokeswoman Nicole Navas Oxman denied the NBC report, saying the department "has not been involved in nor aware of any discussions" connecting an extradition of Gulen and the death of Khashoggi. The denial was unusual for the Justice Department, which typically does not comment on matters pertaining to potential cases of extradition. Navas Oxman would not comment beyond the statement. A White House official, who declined to be named, also denied the NBC report on Thursday, saying it "has not been involved in any discussions relating the extradition of Fethullah Gulen to the death of Jamal Khashoggi." More at: https://www.yahoo.com/news/u-justice-dept-denies-exploring-extradition-erdogan-foe-195324009.html
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    Yesterday, 08:06 PM
    LOL You say anyone who gets killed must be a good guy and then play dumb when confronted with Bulger's death.
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    Yesterday, 07:52 PM
    He may have been keeping on the good side of those with power while he built his wealth and fame so that he could run for POTUS.
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    Yesterday, 07:34 PM
    The left will die by a thousand self-inflicted cuts as it drives out each insufficiently radical sub-group.
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    Yesterday, 07:26 PM
    On Thursday, an ardent Canadian feminist who has supported the #MeToo movement but has opposed a bill that would encode gender identity and gender expression into Canadian law furiously revealed that Twitter wouldn't let her say that men are not women. Meghan Murphy, who founded the feminist blog and podcast Feminist Current in 2012, had tweeted in October, “Men aren’t women tho,” and “How are transwomen not men? What is the difference between men and transwomen?” On Thursday, Murphy revealed on Twitter that she had been notified by Twitter that her language in the tweet had violated their rules against hateful conduct. Murphy was furious, and tweeted, “This is f**king bullshit @twitter. I'm not allowed to say that men aren't women or ask questions about the notion of transgenderism at all anymore? That a multi billion dollar company is censoring BASIC FACTS and silencing people who ask questions about this dogma is INSANE.” This is fucking bullshit @twitter. I'm not allowed to say that men aren't women or ask questions about the notion of transgenderism at all anymore? That a multi billion dollar company is censoring BASIC FACTS and silencing people who ask questions about this dogma is INSANE pic.twitter.com/dul6iOdbaz — Meghan Murphy (@MeghanEMurphy) November 15, 2018 Murphy continued on Twitter: What ARE we allowed to say here??? How tf is simply saying 'men aren't women' hateful??? I am losing my goddamned mind over this. Enjoy your brave new world, sjws. Here's your f***ing social justice … I'm assuming my account is going to get locked again simply for speaking about this. But this is not f***ing ok and I'm not going to let it go silently … Trans activists have been targeting my account for a few months now. Either someone at Twitter or with an in at Twitter has been combing through old tweets and reporting them for “hateful conduct.” Twitter seems to instantly shut my account down without a second thought.
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    Yesterday, 07:21 PM
    It is fulfilling its heritage: The ACLU’s chief founders were communists and communist sympathizers, including top Communist Party officials William Z. Foster, Elizabeth Gurley Flynn, and Louis Budenz. Roger N. Baldwin, another of the co-founders (and the ACLU’s executive director from 1920-1950) may not have been an official card-carrying CPUSA member, but he was a willing collaborator. He wrote: I am for socialism.... I seek social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and sole control by those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.... I don’t regret being part of the communist tactic. I knew what I was doing. I was not an innocent liberal. I wanted what the communists wanted and I traveled the United Front road to get it. Despite utilizing more moderate rhetoric than many of their earlier Bolsheviki forebears, the NLG and the ACLU have not swerved from their leftward course. Neither have they deviated from Comintern plan for exploiting immigration and migration issues to batter down our borders and transform the United States into a mere cog in a global socialist system. But don’t expect any of the fake journalists of the Fake News organizations to mention any of this.
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    Yesterday, 07:18 PM
    If what you imply is true then please explain this: Reports that Boston crime boss James "Whitey" Bulger had been murdered hours after being transferred to a federal maximum security prison in West Virginia shocked the public on Tuesday, and immediately raised questions about the circumstances surrounding his death. How was the inmate, who was reportedly in ill-health, murdered so quickly after arriving in the new prison? And how was it that guards weren't monitoring such a high-profile inmate, particularly since it came out in his 2013 trial that he worked with the FBI for years ratting out rival mobsters to help consolidate his power in the Boston underworld? While the federal government hasn't released any more details about Bulger's death, the Daily Mail and TMZ have managed to dig up some information that, if accurate, could indicate a motive for what may have been a killing tacitly sanctioned by senior law enforcement officials. According to the Mail, Bulger, who was confined to a wheelchair at the time of his death, had been talking about outing people in the upper echelons of the FBI's informant program. The suspicious circumstances of Bulger's death would suggest that there's more to the story than a routine killing. For one, Bulger was seemingly arbitrarily transferred to the Hazelton facility in West Virginia, which had been the site of three other inmate killings over the past year. Sources also said Bulger hadn't even been processed when he was killed. So, apparently, somebody in the prison population had been tipped off that he was coming. When he arrived, Bulger was mixed in with the general population, leaving him vulnerable. According to the Mail, Bulger's death might have something to do with US Rep. Stephen Lynch, who is from Bulger's old neighborhood of Southie, and who recently introduced the Confidential Informant Accountability Act. It's possible, according to the Mail, that Bulger was preparing to open up to a member of Lynch's staff about abuses with the FBI's confidential informant program.
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    Yesterday, 07:15 PM
    Many of the old guard are unhappy with the senile old hag as well.
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    Yesterday, 07:14 PM
    ACLU Comes Out Opposed to Due Process Started by dannno, Today
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    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
    Oops. Despite completing the machine recount in time, the office of embattled Broward County elections supervisor Brenda Snipes missed the deadline for submitting its new results by just a few minutes Thursday, which happened to give both Republican candidates Rick Scott and Ron DeSantis even larger vote margins over their Democratic opponents. "With just 15 minutes to go before Thursday’s deadline, Broward County finally finished recounting every vote," the Miami Herald reports. "At least, that’s what officials told reporters and the canvassing board at 2:45 p.m. In a surprise announcement at nearly 6 p.m., Broward’s director of elections planning, Joseph D’Alessandro, told the canvassing board the county actually turned in results to the state two minutes late. They won’t count officially." "Basically I just worked my ass off for nothing," D’Alessandro said. "What caused it was my unfamiliarity with their website." Since the office failed to submit them in time, the original results will stand. So what did those now nullified machine recounts find? Democrats lost about 1,300 ballots, while Republicans lost about 600. In other words, the recount benefited both Republicans. In the case of Scott's contest against Bill Nelson, Scott came out 779 votes ahead in comparison to the initial count. They found a discrepancy of 2,040 votes due to "a commingling of ballots," said D'Alessandro, who admitted, "We did not correctly handle the ballots." So, despite having actually completed them with 15 minutes to spare, Snipes' team says they weren't able to properly submit them, wiping out all of that work they had just done — and the Republicans' gains. As the Herald notes, that suspicious sequence of events prompted Scott senior campaign advisor Brad Todd to suggest to MSNBC that the "error" was maybe not an error at all.
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    Yesterday, 07:10 PM
    Among many other benefits he will gain by forcing her down the Demoncrats' throats.
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    Yesterday, 07:01 PM
    Exactly as much, they both wish to destroy it.
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    Yesterday, 07:00 PM
    I believe he cuts many deals with many factions, I don't approve of many of them but it is possible that he would be replaced with someone worse if he didn't. Trump is the least of all possible goods but he may be the best we can get right now.
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    Yesterday, 06:57 PM
    Sen. Lindsey Graham (R., S.C.) is poised to lead the Senate Judiciary Committee after Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) announced he is stepping aside from that role to become chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. Graham would oversee judicial confirmations if he becomes Judiciary Committee chairman. Grassley said he would work for more tax relief as Finance Committee chairman, the Associated Press reports. Graham said in September he would remember how Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation process played out if he was to become committee chairman. "If I am chairman next year, if we keep the majority and Senator Grassley (R., Iowa) moves over–and I hope he doesn't because I think he's done a great job–I'm going to remember this," Graham said. More at: https://freebeacon.com/politics/grassley-step-down-judiciary-committee-chairman-graham-positioned-take-place/
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