MSNBC – which, viewership-wise, has been in a tailspin for years – has now started to do something about it which, the network obviously hopes, will reverse its fortunes. According to Lloyd Grove, writing for the Daily Beast, Ronan Farrow and Joy Reid, two weekday afternoon hosts who have drawn little viewership, are out (though both, at least on paper, will remain with the network in...

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“I do not believe, and I know this is a terrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the President loves America.  He doesn\’t love you and he doesn\’t love me.  He wasn\’t brought up the way you were brought up and I was brought up through love of this country:  Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani Strong words.  Hard, provocative words. ...

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It is currently 42 degrees in Miami – tied for the city\’s all-time low for this date. In central New Jersey it is currently 2 degrees, a new record by, if I\’m not mistaken about 5 degrees.  Ditto for New York City, and probably countless other cities up and down the east coast. And that\’s not all.  According to Angela Fritz\’s article in...

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First the request, in the form of this one-paragraph excerpt from an article at israelnationalnews.com: Nearlytwo dozen US House Democrats on Thursday urged the postponementof Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu\’s planned speech toCongress, claiming the controversially-timed addresscould “undermine” nuclear negotiations with Iran,reports AFP. Now the three...

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Is it just me or does North Korea\’s kim jung-un\’s new hair style… …look like he shaved the sides of his head a little further up, and someone sprayed on a nice, thick layer of Flex-Seal… …that stuff they advertise on TV for sealing roof leaks, hoses, duct work, foundations, downspouts, drip pans, etc? Just asking.

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Barack Obama is my President, and he is missing a verse, so I think I\’m going to help him out. He says that ISIS (actually he says ISIL, but no one else does), al-qaeda, etc. are perversions of Islam That\’s where the missing verse comes in.  They are not perversions of Islam, they are perverse versions of Islam.  And there is a big difference. A perversion of Islam...

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The latest on Sheldon Silver, just two months ago, one of the two most powerful men in New York State (the Governor might – might – have been more powerful), has been indicted by a Grand Jury on three of the five federal corruption charges he was originally accused of. His career as a power broker?  Over.  Period. His career as a state assemblyman?  Well...

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Here is the start of Michael Muskal\’s and Samantha Masunaga\’s article published Tuesday in the Los Angeles Times: Conservativeradio commentator Rush Limbaugh and others have blamed the currentmeasles outbreak on children illegally crossing the southern borderof the U.S. “Childrensick, healthy, you name it – poor, ill-educated, just tens ofthousands of kids...

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This blog is dedicated to the “if he only had a good job he would not turn to a life of terrorism” folks – like that Harf-witted State Department spokesperson and, apparently, her boss as well. Excerpted from Laurie Hanna\’s article in London\’s Daily Mail: Thebloodthirsty leader of the Islamic State was once a secretary workingin office admin, newly released...

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I used to put up material like this more often.  Maybe I\’ll start doing it more often again, so readers are aware of why I am so skeptical of political polling. According to a CNN/ORC poll conducted last week, a large majority of the country feels that (Republican) congressional leaders “did the wrong thing” by inviting Israel\’s Prime Minister Benjamin...

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“No religion is responsible for terrorism, people are responsible for terrorism”: Barack Obama this afternoon. “Guns don\’t kill people, people kill people”:  An argument Barack Obama rejects. Explanation, anyone?

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Rice-A-Roni used to advertise itself as “The San Francisco Treat”.  Maybe it still does. Condoleezza Rice, however, may wind up being a treat for all of California. Though she has not declared a candidacy to replace retiring Senator Barbara Boxer or, for that matter, said she was even interested in doing so, a new Field Poll was released today showing Ms. Rice ahead...

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A question for to Rep. Luis Gutierrez (D-IL): Can you please tell us which country you are representing.  Assuming you know yourself. Thank you in advance for your answer.

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President Obama just made a short televised speech on religious extremism. In it, he pointed out that groups such as ISIL (or ISIS as just about everyone but President Obama calls it), al Qaeda, etc. call themselves Islamic.  He is right about that. He also pointed out that these groups do not define Islam; there are a great many Islamic people who do not subscribe to the murdering...

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Geraldo Rivera, interviewed by Huffington Post Live host Josh Zepps, had this to say about hip-hop music: “Hip-hophas done more damage to black and brown people than racism in thelast 10 years…(find) a youngster — a Puerto Rican fromthe South Bronx or a black kid from Harlem who has succeeded in lifeother than being the one-tenth of one-tenth of one percent that makeit in...

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