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Fifth Column
Gertz: Military Warns Against Nuclear Policy Change
July 15, 2016

[FreeBeacon] White House plans for a radical shift in U.S. nuclear policy came under fire from the military leaders who voiced concerns to Congress on Thursday about adopting a so-called no-first-use weapons policy.

Strategic Command chief Adm. Cecil Haney warned that the policy shift could undermine global stability in deterring growing nuclear threats posed by Russia, China, and North Korea.

President Obama is considering adopting the no-first-use nuclear policy along with several other disarmament measures in his final months in office.
Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 07/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [315 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Don't forget Iran.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/23/2016 10:50 Comments || Top||

#2  Can't Congress shut him down?
Posted by: gorb || 07/23/2016 12:14 Comments || Top||

Home Front: Politix
Virginia Dem Gov. Voting Rights for Felons Defeated by VA Supreme Court
[Breitbart] RICHMOND, Va. (AP) -- Gov. Terry McAuliffe's action restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons was unconstitutional, Virginia's highest court ruled Friday, siding with Republican lawmakers who said the governor overstepped his authority.

In a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court of Virginia ordered the state to cancel the registration of the more than 11,000 felons who had signed up to vote so far under the governor's April executive order. Top Republicans called it "a major victory for the Constitution, the rule of law and the Commonwealth of Virginia."

"Our nation was founded on the principles of limited government and separation of powers. Those principles have once again withstood assault from the executive branch. This opinion is a sweeping rebuke of the governor’s unprecedented assertion of executive authority," House Speaker William Howell and Senate Majority Leader Thomas Norment said in a statement.

A spokesman for McAuliffe didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment Friday.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/23/2016 08:40 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [383 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Let me guess... the court voted on party lines.

I'm all for some class of felons to get their rights back after a long period after prison where they show and prove they are rehabilitated and functioning members of society... but a governor simply can't declare it to be by fiat.

Gotta go through your state congress for that.
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/23/2016 8:56 Comments || Top||

#2  I hope the Texas voter ID issue fails in the same fashion.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/23/2016 11:05 Comments || Top||

#3  VA could do like Philadelphia, ignore the law and leave the felons on the voter register list.
Posted by: Cravirt Flusong7056 || 07/23/2016 18:03 Comments || Top||

#4  ..and they will...
Posted by: Bov Flimbers || 07/23/2016 22:52 Comments || Top||

Apparently the Beest's VP nominee VA Sen.Tim Kaine likes free stuff
[Politico] Tim Kaine took advantage of the state's lax gift laws to receive an $18,000 Caribbean vacation, $5,500 in clothes and a trip to watch George Mason University play in the NCAA basketball Final Four during his years as lieutenant governor and governor, according to disclosures he filed.

Now a leading contender to be Hillary Clinton's running mate, Kaine reported more than $160,000 in gifts from 2001 to 2009, mostly for travel to and from political events and conferences, according to disclosures compiled by the Virginia Public Access Project. The givers included political supporters, a drug company that soon after bought a facility in Virginia, and Dominion, the state's biggest provider of electricity.

While legal under Virginia's unusually permissive ethics rules, the gifts could become attack-ad fodder after similar presents led to corruption charges for Gov. Bob McDonnell, whose conviction the Supreme Court overturned Monday. Republicans could also use the records to portray Kaine as part of the self-dealing establishment in a cycle animated by hostility toward the political class.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/23/2016 03:16 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [264 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Otherwise she couldn't trust him.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/23/2016 7:12 Comments || Top||

#2  Wonder what his 'buy-in' was?
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/23/2016 11:05 Comments || Top||

#3  In other words, a typical Democrat.
Posted by: Raj || 07/23/2016 12:34 Comments || Top||

Kerry: Air Conditioners as Big a Threat as ISIS
So, are window units the new " JV Team"?

Posted by: Blossom Unains5562 || 07/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [821 views] Top|| File under:

#1  Must secure them firmly or a fall is possible.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/23/2016 0:43 Comments || Top||

Posted by: 3dc || 07/23/2016 0:52 Comments || Top||

#3  Okay, you first!


From My cold dead hands.

go away
Posted by: newc || 07/23/2016 3:46 Comments || Top||

#4  Carrier Air Conditioning manufacturer is as dangerous as ISIS? One thing Lurch and ISIS have in common. They both belong in the 6th century.
Posted by: Unelet Protector of the Sith2424 || 07/23/2016 4:59 Comments || Top||

#5  Kerry said that most of the substances banned in the Montreal Protocol have increased the use of HFCs and claimed that the coolant was thousands of times more potent than CO2.

Unintended consequences? Wasn't it CFCs that were banned to protect the ozone? And the ban apparently did. And the HFCs that replaced the CFCs were much more costly. Now they are bad?
Posted by: Bobby || 07/23/2016 7:07 Comments || Top||

#6  Yeah, you just KNOW Lurch and Terayza just swelter and sweat in the name of climate change. What a pompous hypocritical fool
Posted by: Frank G || 07/23/2016 7:33 Comments || Top||

#7  The same logic they used to de-facto ban electronics manufacture in the US.

And now that I think about it, with this particular sliced and diced section of 'facts' the people in New England get to have their heat in the winter but the Southerners are just Class Enemies Destroying The Earth.

We need a national divorce.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/23/2016 8:37 Comments || Top||

#8  Nope. You need to take out the garbage.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/23/2016 8:41 Comments || Top||

#9  A fifty year ban on any A/C within the Beltway with the exception of hospitals. *Be amazed how many hospitals spring up in the Beltway.
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/23/2016 8:47 Comments || Top||

#10  I remember a L. E. Modesitt alternate world series had something like this.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/23/2016 8:50 Comments || Top||

#11  Sounds good. Turn off all the A/C in DC! That is an idea I can get behind!
Posted by: DarthVader || 07/23/2016 9:02 Comments || Top||

#12  Federal HVAC police ?
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/23/2016 9:04 Comments || Top||

#13  *proposed required hearing today

3dc's post.

It is George Carlin, but his language is measured. If you find yourself turning the volume down, watch it again.

(btw, remember when a lack of air conditioners killed thousands of French a few years back)
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/23/2016 9:04 Comments || Top||

#9 A fifty year ban on any A/C within the Beltway with the exception of hospitals. *Be amazed how many hospitals spring up in the Beltway.

#11 Sounds good. Turn off all the A/C in DC! That is an idea I can get behind!

We have a motion and we have a second. All in favor say "Aye"!
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/23/2016 10:56 Comments || Top||

#15  Everyone should cool down by yachting or sailing.
Posted by: Airandee || 07/23/2016 13:15 Comments || Top||

#16  *Be amazed how many hospitals spring up in the Beltway.

Do insane asylums count?
Posted by: gorb || 07/23/2016 14:12 Comments || Top||

#17  Do insane asylums count?

I'd be willing to air condition the insane asylums if our Congress critters would go quietly.
Posted by: SteveS || 07/23/2016 15:05 Comments || Top||

#18  In that case, they wouldn't need to leave.
Posted by: gorb || 07/23/2016 16:00 Comments || Top||

#19  And in commemmoration of the great climate change work and association with ISIS that Jawn Kerry has discovered, I present to Rantburgers Commander Cody's "Lost in the Ozone Again."

Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/23/2016 17:05 Comments || Top||

#20  Aye.
Posted by: swksvolFF || 07/23/2016 20:00 Comments || Top||

#21  Clearly he and his have been exposed to neither heat nor isis.
Posted by: Skidmark || 07/23/2016 20:06 Comments || Top||

#22  If you want to convince the American people you should probably bring this up in December when we aren't sweating our asses off.
Posted by: rjschwarz || 07/23/2016 23:42 Comments || Top||

Hillary walks with Kaine
Yes, that's the Drudge headline...
Hillary Clinton named Senator Tim Kaine of Virginia to be her running mate Friday, selecting a battleground state politician with working-class roots and a fluency in Spanish, traits that she believes can bolster her chances to defeat Donald J. Trump in November.

Mrs. Clinton’s choice, which she announced via text message to supporters, came after her advisers spent months poring over potential vice-presidential candidates who could lift the Democratic ticket in an unpredictable race against Mr. Trump. In the end, Mrs. Clinton decided Mr. Kaine, 58, a former governor of Virginia who sits on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and speaks fluent Spanish, had the qualifications and background and the personal chemistry with her to make the ticket a success.
"Kaine and UnAbel"
~ Brit Hume
Posted by: Steve White || 07/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [420 views] Top|| File under:

#1  When will she walk with uncle Josef?
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/23/2016 2:58 Comments || Top||

#2  Why always Mrs. Clinton? So we remember her experience includes living in the White House? Why not Ms. Clinton? Isn't that the 21st century imperative?
Posted by: Bobby || 07/23/2016 7:10 Comments || Top||

#3  Hildabeest
Posted by: Frank G || 07/23/2016 9:07 Comments || Top||

#4  Isn't he still wanted in China for killing the royal nephew?
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/23/2016 9:13 Comments || Top||

#5  Kaine and Unable 2016
Posted by: Tennessee || 07/23/2016 10:42 Comments || Top||

#6  When will she walk with uncle Josef?

Whenever she's not on the campaign trail she's working that Ouija board.
Posted by: Abu Uluque || 07/23/2016 10:59 Comments || Top||

#7  Isn't he still wanted in China for killing the royal nephew?

Is that a variation of CJK5H? I gots to know!
Posted by: Raj || 07/23/2016 16:40 Comments || Top||

#8  LOL SnowHopper.
Posted by: Shipman || 07/23/2016 18:40 Comments || Top||

#9  No. Reference to an old 70's television series.
Posted by: Thing From Snowy Mountain || 07/23/2016 19:48 Comments || Top||

#10  "Snatch the bribe from my hand..."
Posted by: Pappy || 07/23/2016 21:29 Comments || Top||

#11  Hildabeest and Citizen Kaine

Posted by: Alaska Paul || 07/23/2016 22:19 Comments || Top||

Internal emails show DNC staffers conspired to develop anti-Bernie ‘narrative’
[THEAMERICANMIRROR] There’s more evidence that the Democratic National Committee rigged the election against Bernie Sanders
...The only openly Socialist member of the U.S. Senate. Sanders was Representative-for-Life from Vermont until moving to the Senate for the rest of his life in 2006, assuming the seat vacated by Jim Jeffords...
and in favor of Hillary Clinton
... sometimes described as For a good time at 3 a.m. call Hillary and at other times as Mrs. Bill, never as Another Edward Stettinius, Jr. ...
WikiLeaks posted an email from Mark Paustenbach, the Democratic Party’s national press secretary & deputy communications director, to other staffers discussing how they could create an anti-Sanders narrative the described his campaign in disarray.
Posted by: Fred || 07/23/2016 00:00 || Comments || Link || E-Mail|| [284 views] Top|| File under:

#1  The unspoken tragedy, an 'Anti-Bernie narrative' needed to be developed.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/23/2016 3:32 Comments || Top||

#2  They are all disgusting to me.
Posted by: newc || 07/23/2016 3:40 Comments || Top||

#3  Yes, 'disgusting'...my starting point as well. Yesterday's endless diatribe from Trump on the Cruz non-endorsement left a knot.
Posted by: Besoeker || 07/23/2016 3:47 Comments || Top||

#4  Et tu brute
Posted by: Procopius2k || 07/23/2016 12:45 Comments || Top||

#5  Yesterday's endless diatribe from Trump on the Cruz non-endorsement left a knot.

Actually, giving the predilections of the political class (worldwide), having a rep as somebody who always gets even is, IMO, a good thing.
Posted by: g(r)omgoru || 07/23/2016 14:44 Comments || Top||

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