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Med Mask Emoji
Hannah Bleau, Breitbart • Tue 2020 Sep 22, 1:32pm

…“Alright. We’re tired of shopping with masks on,” Chris Nelson, who organized the event, said while holding up his phone as “We’re Not Gonna Take It” began to play in the background.

“And now, we’re taking our masks off because we’re done with it,” he said as others began taking their masks off in the store.

“Breathe. Breathe. You’re Americans. Breathe,” one woman said as she marched through the store.…

Ronald Reagan, pointing
@RealJamesWoods, Twitter • Thu 2020 Sep 10, 12:07pm

As good today as the day he said it.…

As A♠ commenter Braenyard said, "He sounds like Joe Friday." Twitter video, 0:50
MAGA hat
@TrumpRulzzl, Twitter • Sun 2020 Sep 6, 11:51am

There are more Black Trump supporters in attendance than Black BLM terrorists!…

Video, 0:26
Charlie Spiering, Breitbart • Fri 2020 Sep 4, 10:07am

President Donald Trump met with business owners affected by the riots in Kenosha, Wisconsin, on Tuesday outside a building burned-out by violent rioters last week…

Pic of anti-Trump folks looks like a small group framed to look bigger. Pic of burned-out rubble that used to be businesses probably would be the opposite.
Rage Guy
@preemie513, Twitter • Wed 2020 Sep 2, 8:59pm

…"I'm just going to sit on the sidelines and watch."…

Twitter vid, 2:09
Bald Eagle
Betsy McCaughey, NY Post • Sun 2020 Aug 30, 9:50pm

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) recently warned that “dangerous new policies” made by Postmaster General Louis DeJoy, who took the top job at the US Postal Service in June, will prevent mail-in ballots from being counted. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has charged that there is a conspiracy afoot to “undermine and dismantle the post office ahead of the November election.”

This is rank, irresponsible scaremongering.…

Some wag said, take $5000, put it in an envelope addressed to yourself, and drop it in the mail. If you're not willing to do that, don't mail your vote.
US Flag
irongrampa | Ace of Spades • Wed 2019 Jan 16, 8:40pm
I regret not maintaining the blog-heap lately. Life got busy and changes are in the wind that disturb my preferred patterns.

Let me introduce you to one of my favorite folks, irongrampa

This is the kind of stuff I originally set out to bookmark on this Blog Heap o'Links, long ago.

I still have that undying love and belief in this country, that it is the most exceptional country on the planet, populated by an extraordinary people.

Nothing will ever shake that belief.

We have prevailed in similar perilous times throughout our history because we are Americans, by virtue of a political system unique in the world.

Like Jim in Galveston, I and so many others took that oath with no expiration. It is clear to me that at some point we'll be called on to fulfill it.

What form it will take is unknown to me right now, but there will be no hesitation.

There is no doubt we'll prevail, no matter the cost--because we ARE Americans, and as such are denied the option of failure.

Never forget that.

Renee Nal, Noisy Room • Tue 2018 Jul 10, 2:20pm

President Trump pardoned ranchers Dwight and Steven Hammond, a father and son who were effectively political prisoners under the behemoth, politicized Bureau of Land Management.…

I've never known a President to wield the pardon power with such surgical precision and understanding of the worth of the pardon.
Tim Stickings, Mail (UK) • Fri 2018 Jul 6, 10:19am

Shoko Asahara has been executed after being on death row for nearly 14 years…
He was the leader of the Aum Shinrikyo cult which carried out the 1995 atrocity…
The cult dumped bags of sarin on rush-hour trains causing horrendous injuries…
Four other cult members were also hanged and eight more remain on death row…

Blazingcatfur • Sat 2018 Jun 30, 11:12am

…“In a free country like the Netherlands, everyone has the freedom and space to behave and dress as he or she desires. Sometimes, limits can and must be imposed on that freedom. In the case of face-covering clothing, this applies in particular if mutual communication is impeded or safety is jeopardized.

“Mutual communication whereby people can look each other in the face is so important that uniform rules have now been laid down by law. This makes it clear to everyone what is and is not allowed in those situations.”…

Dollar burning
votermom, Ace of Spades • Fri 2018 Jun 22, 1:07pm

We, as a country, should pick - either we have sales tax or income tax.
Not both.
In fact pass a law like that.

The Wisdom of Votermom
Diana Stancy Correll, Wash Examiner • Wed 2018 May 2, 8:00am

…In Caputo’s closing statement obtained by the Washington Examiner, he said the panel's investigation “forced” his family out of their home and “crushed” his children due to mounting legal costs associated with the inquiry.

"Today, I can’t possibly pay the attendant legal costs and live near my aging father, raising my kids where I grew up,” Caputo said. “Your investigation and others into the allegations of Trump campaign collusion with Russia are costing my family a great deal of money — more than $125,000 — and making a visceral impact on my children."…

Amanda Prestigiacomo, Daily Wire • Wed 2018 Apr 25, 8:35am

…"Evans’ parents are giving him mouth-to-mouth resuscitation in a desperate bid to keep him alive after a court ruled he cannot be flown to Italy for treatment," reported The Sun on Tuesday evening. "Tom Evans tonight said he and Alfie’s mum Kate are trying to help Alfie’s breathing after 'his lips turned blue.'"…

Krebs v Carnot, Ace of Spades • Mon 2018 Apr 16, 2:46pm

Knows where it's at:
He'd rather eat
Some deep-fried rat.

~Chik fil A~

Tom Servo, Ace of Spades • Wed 2018 Apr 4, 11:04am

…It wasn't about the facts in the case - it was about the fact that the 9th Circuit ruled that the Officer should have known Judicial Precedent was against him, because of a decision that they handed down some months AFTER the shooting. Seriously, that was the 9th Circuit's reasoning.

The Supreme Court, in a surprising 7-2 margin, took this rather insignificant case about a lawsuit just for the chance to once again publicly slap down the 9th Circuit and tell them they are all ignoramuses who wouldn't know a legal precedent if it jumped up on the table and danced and sang a little song saying "I am a Legal Precedent!"

BourbonChicken, Ace of Spades • Sun 2018 Mar 18, 10:13am

No man is moral in his own right. We are made of crooked timber. The system the founders sought was not one intended to elect the right people to do whatever they thought best, but rather one to prevent and restrain any man from doing what his nature would naturally bid him to do. The Constitution isn't a writ of authority, it is a restraining order. And we have watched the elites for generations trying to shed the shackles that the Constitution had rightly placed upon them. And the overbearing government we now possess is precisely the result we should expect now that they have largely shed those constraints and are acting exactly as the founders feared.

Quoted by commenter. Not sure of the original source.
Confused Clock
Captain Hate, Ace of Spades • Mon 2018 Mar 12, 1:53pm

Fuck Daylight Savings, the capricious and tyrannical ability of the state to impose its will on us.

Echoes my attitude, phrased concisely and in Captain Hate style.
Dianny, Patriot Retort • Tue 2018 Feb 20, 3:44pm

…Turning policy decisions over to Tide-pod-eating, ultimatum-issuing, lie-on-the-sidewalk-to-get-our-way children would be laughable if it wasn’t so insane.…

Dianny's turn of phrase can be mighty sharp.
Okla Flag
KFOR-TV & K. Querry • Tue 2018 Feb 20, 1:26pm

…A Senate bill, which would adopt Daylight Saving Time as Oklahoma’s year-round standard time, has passed a Senate committee.…

No. No! No! No! No! NO!
AP • Fri 2018 Feb 16, 6:02pm

EDMOND, Okla. (AP) — The founder of a Kentucky creationism museum will appear at an Oklahoma university, after all, after the student body president initially canceled the event over objections of female and LGBTQ students and their supporters.…

I'm no Creationist as they're usually considered, but I sure wouldn't want them to be UNable to present their thoughts! ("UNable" corrected 2018 Feb 20 h/t Milady for catching error.)
Investors Business Daily • Sat 2018 Feb 3, 2:37pm

For decades, the federal government has been telling people to cut fats and increase carbs in their diet, relying on supposedly settled nutrition science. A new study shows that the advice has been completely wrong.…

Wait... The Government was Wrong? SHOCKED FACE
Pick your city, Ace of Spades • Thu 2017 Dec 28, 2:42pm

The idea of lower priced cities for government departments is great. Some suggestions:

Energy-Houston, TX
Education-Fargo, ND
EPA-Fairbanks, AK
Agriculture-Des Moines, IA
HUD-Detroit, MI…

'Specially like that last one.
AWR Hawkins, Breitbart • Wed 2017 Nov 29, 4:45pm

Honolulu Police Order Medical Marijuana Cardholders to Surrender Their Firearms

And so it begins…
Tom, OKUB • Wed 2017 Nov 1, 2:07pm

Most institutions demand unqualified faith; but the institution of science makes skepticism a virtue.
--Robert King Merton, sociologist (1910-2003)…

Red State Watcher • Sat 2017 Jan 14, 8:08pm

The People's Cube entry has just been purged from Wikipedia.…

Travis Allen, Wash. Examiner • Fri 2016 Dec 30, 11:40am

Beginning on Jan. 1, prostitution by minors will be legal in California. … SB 1322 bars law enforcement from arresting sex workers who are under the age of 18 for soliciting or engaging in prostitution, or loitering with the intent to do so. … written and passed by the progressive Democrats who control California's state government with a two-thirds "supermajority." …

Bill Clinton
Jerome R. Corsi, WND • Thu 2016 Oct 27, 2:03pm

YouTube on Wednesday terminated the account of Danney Williams, the 30-year-old man who has claimed since the 1990s to be the black son of former President Bill Clinton.

But YouTube suddenly reversed its decision on Thursday amid public outcry and reinstated the account in the early morning hours, posting a notice that said only: “After a review of your account, we have confirmed that your YouTube account is not in violation of our Terms of Service. As such, we have unsuspended your account.”

When it terminated the account on Wednesday, YouTube cited unspecified “repeated or severe violations of our Terms of Use and/or Community Guidelines” and declared the account “cannot be restored.”…

Michelle Hickford, AllenBWest • Mon 2016 Oct 24, 10:35am

WikiLeaks Director Gavin MacFadyen, the 76-year-old Wikileaks diirector and founder of the Centre for Investigative Journalism has died.… passed away from “a short illness.” The line about the “short illness” was removed and no further word has been given on his exact cause of death. However, postings indicate he may have been ill in the days leading up to his death.…