Morning Reads – Thursday, February 2, 2017

On this date in 1962, the 8th and 9th planets aligned for the first time in 400 years.

Peaches

Jimmy Carter

Sweet Tea

Liberty Drum

Yesterday’s House Daily Report
Today’s Senate Rules Calendar 

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xdog
xdog

Nice take on Delta. Maybe you can follow up with a story about the Koch brothers suffering so mightily under the Obama regime.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

I think we should exempt Delta from state income taxes saving everyone a lot of money on paperwork.

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

A left leaning rag pushes the Oscars be cancelled because of Trump’s immigration position knowing it will not because the Academy wants the money………is that a teaser ?

http://www.vox.com/culture/2017/1/31/14426858/cancel-the-oscars

John Vestal
John Vestal

The planets were apparently 5 days behind in 1962. (Or I was born 5 days early.)

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

So, when can Italy expect Vatican City to declare as a sanctuary city and the Vatican cut loose a few billion for the local refugee problem ?

The Dixie Cheetomonger
The Dixie Cheetomonger

talk about casting the first stone

Ellynn
Ellynn

Vatican City is a country. It has no legal standing with country of Italy. It’s church is already a sanctuary. It also underwrites and guides one of the larger organized charities supporting, feeding and helping to find homes for refugees.

http://www.caritas.org/

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Yes, Vatican City is the name of a country so correct that to read sanctuary country surrounded by Italy. How many Muslim refugees are in that country and how much is that country donating specifically for the refugees entering their surrounding country (not just the worldwide charity of many good good causes)?

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

Inside Vatican City country?

Raleigh
Raleigh

Ok now tell me again how peaceful, tolerant, and inclusive liberals are.

http://www.sfgate.com/news/article/Protesters-storm-Milo-Yiannopoulos-event-at-UC-10901829.php

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

The dude is a professional Internet troll with a $250,000 book deal and a following that is based on the massive persecution complex he created for himself and his fellow Nazis. Does he have a right to free speech? Yes. Does the First Amendment prevent the government from infringing his right to free speech? Yes. Does the First Amendment prohibit private citizens from denying him a platform with which to spread his hate speech? Nope. Last I checked, this country used to do a lot worse to Nazis. I bet he called his buddy Steve Bannon and cried like a… Read more »

Bart
Bart

Ironic that the campus where the ‘free speech movement’ began has devolved to the current situation where free speech is only accepted if it fits the collective ideology of a leftist student body. Eventually the quiet/tolerant majority is going to reach a boiling point and fight back against these know-nothing, spoiled rotten punks…oops, I mean millenials.

Noway2016
Noway2016

“Eventually the quiet/tolerant majority is going to reach a boiling point and fight back…”
Agree 1000%.
They began this “fight back” by electing Trump!

Benevolus
Benevolus

So where is the tolerant campus that would/should welcome the racist Yianappolis?

You gotta give Berkeley credit for trying.

Raleigh
Raleigh

Why bless your heart. I see that I made an error and forgot to put a question mark at the end so I understand your confusion. I’ll correct that now.

Ok now tell me again how peaceful, tolerant, and inclusive liberals are?

I agree with your professor that you are not free from the consequences of your speech but tell me when will the Berkeley snowflakes be held accountable for damaging others property? Protesting is one thing but a riot is another thing entirely.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

From all the reports I’ve read, there was a large peaceful crowd out before the event and some anti-fascist agitators came and ratcheted up the violence (doubtlessly the same type of folks who broke windows in DC two weeks ago). Nowhere in my response did I endorse property damage and they should pay for repairs and restitution if they’re identified and so charged. Don’t know why I’m bothering with the straw man you constructed, but alas.

Sally Forth
Sally Forth

“Anti-fascist”?? LOL-ROTF! The alt-left mob shutting down free speech by anyone who doesn’t agree with them is the very definition of fascism. And Milo is a gay Jewish Brit — multi-level discrimination, homophobia, xenophobia, and hate violence by the jerks.

Benevolus
Benevolus

Maybe you should invite him to speak at your next neighborhood meeting.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

He’s gay but publicly states that gay rights are detrimental to humanity and wants gay men “back in the closet.” So yeah, the protesters are the ones who are homophobic. Milo is a professional Internet troll who makes his living provoking outrage. He wants these things to happen because the ensuing “conservative persecution complex” will drive up book sales and Internet traffic. In a way, it’s a more active, extreme version of what Hannity, Limbaugh, Savage, D’Souza et. al. do… convince dumb white folk that “the Left” is persecuting them and then try and sell them some book or movie… Read more »

bethebalance
bethebalance

I always assumed that a number of anarchists slipped into various large protests, just so they had cover for their nefarious intents, but I don’t think anyone would knowingly want anarchists amongst their otherwise peaceful protests.

Noway2016
Noway2016

“Does the First Amendment prohibit private citizens from denying him a platform with which to spread his hate speech? Nope.”

Are you implying Berkeley is private? Do they take any gov’t money? If so, they ain’t private.
Next!

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

Berkeley cancelled the event out of concern for public safety (a valid reason). That public safety concern was caused by private protestors and demonstrators. Keep up, Noway

Bart
Bart

UC Berkley took in $370 million in research funds from us, the American taxpayers during the 2015-2016 year. Wonder how much will be needed to replace damaged property at the various research facilities on campus after last night?

http://dailycaller.com/2017/02/02/trump-threatens-to-cut-federal-funding-for-uc-berkeley-after-night-of-violence/

Benevolus
Benevolus

$370M to study the effects that the rainbow flag has on the American psyche? Ridiculous.

Noway2016
Noway2016

Did the Repubs vote the EPA nominee out of committee this am without Dems?

The Eiger
The Eiger

Yep, the same procedure they used for Price and Mnuchin yesterday.

Noway2016
Noway2016

I thought so. Dems are now saying: “Thank you sir, may I have another?”

The Eiger
The Eiger

I’m just glad that the senate republicans had the balls to call their bluff of not showing up to the hearing and force the nominees out of committee anyway.

Noway2016
Noway2016

So true. Senate Committee Dems = Trump’s Chumps!

Benevolus
Benevolus

Awkward?
Neil Gorusch founded and led club called ‘Fascism Forever’

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4182852/Trump-s-SCOTUS-pick-founded-club-called-Fascism-Forever.html#ixzz4XYBODJXk

Saltycracker
Saltycracker

Bill O’Reilly sums it up:

https://www.billoreilly.com/b/BOR-Staff-Column:-Dudgeon-Hits-a-New-High/586980580069250573.html?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=StaffColumn

In other news:
Quote of the month.

I don’t know (nor do I care) how many attended Trump’s inauguration. But I can tell you exactly how many people attended Hillary’s inauguration. And that’s the only number that matters.

Andrew C. Pope
Andrew C. Pope

I’m glad Bill was able to take some time away from sexually harassing people to type up a blog post. Please allow me to respond to a few of his points… Rank-and-file Democratic senators totally boycotted committee hearings on two of Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees. Back-bencher Senator Jeff Merkley urged a filibuster of the Supreme Court nominee … before he even knew who it would be! John McCain and Ted Cruz proposed blocking Clinton’s Supreme Court nominee for 4 whole years without even knowing who it would be. Republicans were threatening a filibuster of Obama’s eventual selection before Scalia’s body… Read more »