NEW YORK CITY CRIME: DE BLASIO & DISPROPORTIONAL TARGETING

Why did Mayor William de Blasio insist on severely curtailing the “stop and frisk” procedure?  Because he felt that it was disproportionately targeting minorities. So now that shootings are up for the second straight year, and the murder rate is up 20% in just the past year, what is he doing about it? Why, the “Summer All Out” program, that\’s what.  And...

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WISCONSIN: HILLARY\’S CANARY IN THE COAL MINE?

This weekend, a straw poll was taken of Wisconsin\’s 511 delegates to the party\’s Democrat convention. Hillary Clinton won. Except…. she got only 49% of the vote, to 41% for self-professed socialist Bernie Sanders, with other candidates splitting parts of the remaining 10%. Let me repeat:  Hillary Clinton – The Queen, The Goddess, the one who does not even have...

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POINT PLEASANT, NJ

Apropos of nothing political…. We spent Sunday afternoon with our son, daughter in law and grandchildren (aged 8 and 5) “down the shore” at Point Pleasant, New Jersey. They walked the boardwalk, taking in all the sights, sounds and smells, had (an overpriced, but fun) finger-food lunch, played a few of the boardwalk games (they both won large...

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THE OBAMA/ICE CRIME WAVE

The title you just read says that the Obama administration, and Immigration & Customs Enforcement (ICE) are responsible for a crime wave. Am I exaggerating?  Not even a little bit. Read the following excerpts from Stephan Dinan\’s article in the Washington Times, and see for yourself: Most of the illegal immigrant criminals Homeland Security officials released from custody last...

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JONATHAN CAPEHART\’S WET KISS FOR HILLARY CLINTON\’S VOTER ID SPEECH

Jonathan Capehart is a member of the Washington Post editorial board, and a regular MSNBC contributor…which should tell you a lot about Jonathan Capehart. But in case there is any doubt, here is Mr. Capehart\’s assessment of the Hillary Clinton attack on states which (gasp!) have voter ID laws in place, so that (gasp again!) voters are expected to demonstrate they are who they...

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THE QUOTE OF THE DAY

Today\’s quote comes to us from former Al Gore spokesperson and senior advisor to President Obama, Dan Pfeiffer. So help me, he actually tweeted this: “Another accomplishment — Obama first President to have a Triple Crown winner since Carter” My congratulations to President Obama for growing two extra legs, that gorgeous mane and, presumably, an endowment in another area...

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REAL RACISM (CONT.)

Our latest installment in the “Real Racism” series comes to us from New York City, via excerpts from Blake Neff\’s article for dailycaller.com: A federal judge in New York has struck down a test used by New York City to vet potential teachers, finding the test of knowledge illegally discriminated against racial minorities due to their lower scores. Unlike the unfair literacy...

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AHMED ZAYAT…..JEWISH?

Would you have believed that a man named Ahmed Zayat, who owns a horse named American Pharoah*, would be Jewish – and observantly Jewish at that? Well, unless this is the greatest hoax in horseracing history, it happens to be true.  Zayat comes from a prominent Egyptian Jewish family. The horse, I assume, is not Jewish…though, if it is, that must have been one helluva payday for...

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IRAN\’S NUCLEAR BUILDUP & THE ADMINISTRATION RESPONSE

Following is an excerpt from Andrew Kugle\’s article at Washington Free Beacon, which details what the Obama administration is saying as Iran, in front of their, and our faces, builds up its nuclear capability – the nuclear capability that they are supposedly not going to build up as part of the “deal” with President Obama and Secretary of State Kerry: State Department...

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A QUICK POINT ABOUT HILLARY CLINTON\’S “CAMPAIGN”

Months ago, I speculated that Hillary Clinton might not run for the presidency, in part, because a presidential run is enormously physically taxing and, healthwise, she might not be up to it. If I thought that Ms. Clinton\’s idea of a “campaign” were to simply go to a series of fully scripted events, to speak to no one but supporters/admirers, and take no questions from the...

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BEN CARSON\’S “PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN”: WILL IT SOON BE OVER?

There are reports circulating that Dr. Ben Carson\’s presidential campaign, whatever there is of it, is disintegrating.  Here\’s one, in the (admittedly anti-Carson) Washington Post. I hope so. We have two grandchildren, and – God forbid a million times over – if one of them needed the services and talent of a brilliant pediatric neurosurgeon, I would beg Dr. Carson...

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DEMOCRATS\’ QUEEN HILLARY PROBLEM

The following quote is from an unnamed New Hampshire Democrat – or so we are told by the usually Democrat-friendly politico.com. Here is what this presumed supporter of Hillary clinton has to say about how she\’s doing these days: “Twenty-plus Republicans beating her up, Elizabeth Warren talking about the working man issues that terrify her, a couple of...

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A MESSAGE TO JOE BIDEN AND HIS FAMILY

To Mr. Joseph Biden and his family: Today I watched as much as I could take of you, with your hands on your grandchildren\’s shoulders and surrounded by the other members of your family, saying goodbye to your son Beau. I had the luxury of being able to turn off the TV and, in effect, leave the site, because it was so upsetting to me.  You did not.  That is your son who will be...

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CURTAILING STOP AND FRISK: THE FALLOUT

It seemed like such a good idea at the time.  Hard-left Mayor William de Blasio would severely curtail the aggressive “stop and frisk” program.  Hey, it disproportionately targets minority areas of New York City, so it must be racist, right?  So we\’ll make sure those damn cops do as little of it as possible and improve the quality of life...

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A FRACKING FARCE

Suppose the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a study that showed hydraulic fracturing, also known as “fracking”, caused significant damage to drinking water.  Do you think the networks would cover this story?  Given that it would be roughy the 347,953rd feature on how bad fracking is for the environment, I think the answer would probably be yes. So what...

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