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CSPAN @cspan, Twitter • Tue 2020 Sep 22, 2:30pm

President Trump on death of Justice Ginsburg: "She just died? Wow. I didn't know that...She led an amazing life. What else can you say? She was an amazing woman, whether you agree or not. She was an amazing woman who led an amazing life. I'm actually sad to hear that."

Man has class. Twitter video, 0:50
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starspangledmusic, YouTube • Wed 2020 Sep 16, 2:18pm

A performance of the first 1814 edition of "The Star-Spangled Banner" as arranged by Thomas Carr in what may be the world premiere recording incorporating historically informed performance practice.…

YouTube video, 5:26
Will Oremus | Twitter • Sat 2018 Dec 1, 8:48am

Mr. Bush died of SPECIFIC MEDICAL CAUSE OF DEATH, said/according to xxx…"

Washington Post obituary for G.H.W. Bush.
joe | Ace of Spades • Thu 2018 Oct 4, 1:40pm

…So here's a funny tidbit. I know someone who works for SCOTUS on their administrative staff.

Apparently, justices on the court have to serve on the various administrative committees, and the committee that they're on is determined by their tenure.

Guess what committee is reserved for the junior-most justice?

The Party Planning Committee.

I swear I'm not making this up.

Cult of the 1st Amendment • Thu 2018 Sep 20, 1:19pm

…They are a testament to the incredible power these girls had over their teachers, parents and the boys of Georgetown Prep, Landon and other schools in the area. In the pages below, you will see multiple photos and references to binge drinking and the accompanying joy of not being able to remember any of it.…

Somebody did the right thing and got the screen grabs.
Jim Hoff, Gateway Pundit • Tue 2018 Sep 18, 12:12am

…On Monday CNN released the letter from activist Christine Blasey Ford to Senator Feinstein — dated July 30, 2018, WEEKS BEFORE Feinstein released the documents.…

Text of the letter
Steven Hayward, Powerline • Fri 2018 Jul 6, 4:11pm

…Have liberals ever had a worse week than this (since November 8, 2016 that is)?…

Good graphics, week of Jun 30.
Melania Trump
Michelle Moons, Breitbart • Wed 2018 Jul 4, 12:18pm

First lady Melania Trump spent the day before America’s Independence Day with wounded service members at Water Reed medical center in Bethesda, Maryland.
“I had a wonderful visit to @WRBethesda today,” Mrs. Trump posted to her social media, along with several photos of her visit.…

Tom Servo, Ace of Spades • Fri 2018 Jun 29, 4:29pm

…BUT we should note that Kennedy knew exactly what he was doing with the timing of his retirement, he knew quite clearly the political gift he was handing to Trump with this. …

Good comment, worth the read.
Tom Servo, Ace of Spades • Fri 2018 Jun 22, 1:03pm

Lucia was the ruling yesterday that held that Administrative Law Judges (ALJ's) are subject to the Appointments clause of the constitution, and thus they can hold no judicial power unless they are appointed by the President, and approved by the Senate.…

You can read the whole comment at the link. I appreciated Tom Servo's overview.
Neo-Neocon • Thu 2018 Jun 21, 7:44pm

…The full-court press is on because the visuals are so heart-rending. After all, who would want parents to be separated from children? Do the reasons matter? Of course they do, but not to propagandists and not to those whose hearts rule their minds.…

John Binder, Breitbart • Sat 2018 Jun 2, 8:02am

The establishment media …forced to issue four corrections after falsely claiming that President Trump enacted a policy to separate border-crossing parents from their children at the U.S.-Mexico border. …New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and Seattle Times…

Tom Servo, Ace of Spades • Tue 2018 Apr 17, 12:01pm

…Just read through the opinion, and Gorsuch was right. I'm a bit disappointed that it wasn't 9-0. Gorsuch actually made a very judicially conservative ruling.…

An interesting analysis I was tempted to quote in full, but it's a bit long.
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Ben Smith, Politico • Wed 2018 Mar 28, 3:34pm

Antonin Scalia… To begin with, the answer is clear. If there was any constitutional issue resolved by the Civil War, it is that there is no right to secede. (Hence, in the Pledge of Allegiance, "one Nation, indivisible.") …

Ben Brimelow, Business Insider • Tue 2018 Mar 27, 3:22pm

…In honor of National Medal of Honor Day on March 25, here are 13 stories of those who received the nation's highest honor…

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Wyatt Olson, Stars and Stripes • Tue 2018 Mar 27, 3:07pm

…At one point, Williams mounted a pillbox, stuck the flamethrower’s nozzle through an air vent and killed the enemy within it.

Two of the Marines covering Williams died that day, but he never knew their names, and never knew where their remains rested until just a few months ago.

On Saturday, Williams, with the Medal of Honor hanging around his neck, stood over the Hawaii grave of Charles Fischer, one of those “guardian angels” who helped him survive that day and is buried in the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, nicknamed the Punchbowl.

He saluted the Marine, who died a private first class that day, and then slowly bent down and placed a purple lei upon his headstone.

“I have always said I’m just the caretaker of it,” Williams said later of the Medal of Honor. “It belongs to them. They sacrificed for it. I didn’t.”…

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irongrampa, Ace of Spades • Sat 2018 Mar 24, 12:24am

…This has been a strange day. Hopefully, the chorus of woe will subside in the following days.

No one said this will be an easy task righting our ship, this is a setback in a long string of wins, and must be seen as simply that. We CANNOT lose faith, we HAVE to keep up this battle--stakes are much too high not to.

The man has the country's back--we must have his.

It is MY country and while I have breath I will defend it in whatever way necessary. Giving up is not an option.

Amid all the furor, remember this--We are Americans, so you hold that head HIGH and PROUD--we've faced comparable threats before and prevailed.

So will we prevail through this one. Because of who we are.

Goodnite, good people. Stay safe and warm.

MP4, Ace of Spades • Thu 2018 Feb 15, 3:47pm

…Today is the birthday of one of the Three Stooges' best comic foils, William "Bud" Jamison:

And tomorrow is the birthday of their other great antagonist, Vernon Dent:

A departure from MP4's usual turn-of-last-century starlets, but a good one.
Adelle Nazarian, Breitbart • Tue 2018 Feb 6, 10:53am

The CEO of Fisher Industries, one of four construction companies selected as finalists to build President Donald Trump’s historic border wall, told Breitbart News that he believes his company will change history and can do so at a far lower cost than his competitors.…

John Binder, Breitbart • Tue 2018 Jan 2, 9:53am

President Trump reduced foreign refugee admissions by roughly 70 percent in nearly the first year of his presidency… for Fiscal Year 2018, Trump has lowered the number of refugees who can enter the U.S. to 45,000… the lowest refugee cap since 1980.…

Trump, smiling
Donald J Trump, Twitter • Sun 2017 Dec 31, 11:50pm

As our Country rapidly grows stronger and smarter, I want to wish all of my friends, supporters, enemies, haters, and even the very dishonest Fake News Media, a Happy and Healthy New Year. 2018 will be a great year for America!

Monopoly Man
MP4, Ace of Spades • Thu 2017 Dec 21, 12:21pm

… "Monopoly Man's" name is Rich Uncle Pennybags.

Strategic Corporal USMC, Ace of Spades • Thu 2017 Dec 14, 1:01pm

At 10:00 p.m. on December 14, 1799, George Washington died at his Mt. Vernon home after five decades of service to his country.

Got the US off to a good start.
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Eric Swanson, Ada News • Wed 2017 Nov 15, 3:45pm

Sandra Lewis never thought that her uncle, who died in the attack on Pearl Harbor, would be buried in an Oklahoma cemetery someday.

The body of Lewis’ uncle, Pvt. Vernon “Buck” Keaton, has been buried in a Hawaiian grave for the past seven decades. But his remains will be placed on a plane soon and flown to Oklahoma, where he will be buried next to his parents.…

Bob Price & Brandon Darby, Breitbart • Thu 2017 Oct 19, 4:25pm

Breitbart Texas obtained a leaked internal memo written by the acting chief of the Border Patrol announcing the arrest of Jesus Rosario Favela Astorga. He is reported to be the final suspect in Agent Terry’s murder that occurred on December 14, 2010 in southern Arizona.…

J.R. Dunn, American Thinker • Wed 2017 Oct 18, 6:58pm

…What we are experiencing, far from a deadly revolutionary upsurge threatening everything of value, is a historically unique situation where, for the first time on record, a leftist movement is in complete and accelerating collapse within a democratic polity.…

Renee Nal, • Tue 2017 Oct 17, 5:21pm

…At first, we were concerned for the welfare of a fellow soldier. When we discovered the nature of his disappearance, it was incredulity. Why would he do that, we wondered. Very soon, it turned to anger.…

Anon a mouse, Ace of Spades • Sun 2017 Oct 15, 11:24am

…Noted here that a neighbor is back from 2 weeks there (rig guy and and all that). Says that the cleanup is just astounding - by the time he left (was in the N and E sides - the worst hit) cell service was back, grocery stores open, ATMs running, and primary roads cleared, gas stations open, and the airport is at 100%.

That should be celebrated as a major achievement.…