Los Feliz Daycare (motto: “We do not accept immunized children”) is an ultra-progressive child care center in an unspecified affluent neighborhood on the left coast. Some recent tweets:
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DEMS STAYED HOME: This Tuesday’s elections, Georgia Republicans cast 54,000 more votes than Democrats. In Arkansas, Republicans cast 96,000 more. In Texas, Democrats had the lowest turnout since 1920.
This phrase is from Hamlet. I always though it meant something like “stabbed with your own sword” or maybe “lifted up on your own spear.” It DOES mean “injured by the device that you intended to use to injure others.” However, a petard is not a sword or spear, as I mistakenly thought, but rather a box filled with gunpowder that was used in siege warfare to blast down a door or make a hole in a wall.
To hoise means “to lift or raise”, which is what happens to a person who sets off his own explosive device by accident. Continue reading
Sweeping Veterans Choice Bill to Become Law Days Before Memorial Day
‘VA Mission Act will ensure veterans have timely access to the quality care’
WE HAVE BROKEN OUR PROMISES TO VETERANS FOR MANY DECADES. WE ALL KNOW THE CONTEMPT DEMOCRATS HAVE FOR OUR WARRIORS. IT’S ABOUT DAMN TIME SOMEBODY TOOK CARE OF THEM FOR CHANGE.
The veterans, in consult with their primary care VA doctor, will be able to choose the doctor of their choice and the service of their choice, whether through the VA or delivered in the private sector, based on quality, accessibility, availability, and the choice of the veteran.
I remember fondly my Scouting years in the early 60s. Soap Box Derby races,’polar bear campout’ where you freeze your hind quarters off for a patch, and selling popcorn and light bulbs door to door for a trip to the Northwoods. Now comes this:
Boy Scouts to provide condoms at upcoming World Jamboree
The 2019 World Scout Jamboree will be held in West Virginia from July 21 to Aug. 1. The theme is “Unlock a New World.”
AP has reported that the Boy Scouts have been for boys and young men only for more than 100 years.
But in early May, a new name was announced to reflect the decision to admit girls: Scouts BSA. The change will become effective in February 2019.
The guidelines require that host organizations, who in this case include the former Boy Scouts of America (now Scouts BSA), “… ensure that condoms are readily and easily accessible for all participants and IST [staff].”
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QUOTE OF THE DAY: Responding to those Democrats who have been saying it was no biggie that the Obama administration placed an informant inside Trump’s campaign, conservative strategist Chris Barron said, “I assume Democrats won’t mind when the Trump administration places an informant inside the campaign of the Democratic nominee in 2020, right?”
Dennis Prager writes:
Calling the cruelest among us names such as “animal” or any other “dehumanizing” epithet actually protects humans. The word “beastly” exists for a reason and is frequently applied to human beings. By rhetorically reading certain despicable people out of the human race, we elevate the human race. We have declared certain behaviors out of line with being human.
Biologically, of course, we are all human. But if “human” is to mean anything moral — anything beyond the purely biological — then some people who have committed particularly heinous acts of evil against other human beings are not to be considered human. Otherwise “human” has no moral being. We should then not retain the word “inhumane.” What is the difference between “he is inhumane” and “he is an animal”? Both imply actions that render the person no longer human.
I once asked Rabbi Leon Radzik, a Holocaust survivor who had been in Auschwitz, what word he would use to characterize the sadistic guards in the camp. I will never forget his response: “They were monsters with a human face.”
Eric Holder: ‘No Basis’ for Trump to Investigate FBI Election Meddling
THE RULES ARE: WE GET TO DO WHATEVER WE WANT, WE WILL IMPEACH YOU AND GET RID OF YOU, EVEN THOUGH YOU’VE DONE NOTHING WRONG.
RULES OF THE SWAMP.
President Obama asserted executive privilege to shield an investigation into then-Attorney General Holder and “Fast & Furious,” a DOJ operation which supplied firearms to Mexican cartels — one of which was used to murder Border Patrol agent Brian Terry.
Michelle and Barack Obama have signed a multi-year contract with online-streaming giant Netflix to produce and write documentaries and shows.
As BizPac Review has reported, Barack Obama wants to follow in the footsteps of President Trump by becoming a reality-TV star with Netflix, for which the Obamas will produce and appear in shows that will chronicle their lives after the White House.
Not surprisingly, the Obama-Netflix partnership fueled mass cancellations and some hilarious reactions on social media. Continue reading
In just the last month, late-night clown Jimmy Kimmel mocked Trump’s Slovenian accent, CNN contributor April Ryan attacked her as “not culturally American,” former Hillary Clinton spokesman Philippe Reines derided her genteel presence at former first lady Barbara Bush’s funeral, and horror writer Stephen King snickered at her hospitalization this week for kidney surgery.