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Dear Mr. President: Mocking Christine Blasey Ford isn’t helping your cause

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A campaign rally may be the place to gather support and get wild cheers from the base, but President Trump needs to stop using it as a venue to discuss Christine Blasey Ford. When he does, his showmanship takes over and the result is a mockery.

It may be good fodder for his fervent fans, but it makes it harder for Senators to get the votes they need to confirm Brett Kavanaugh. Moreover, it taints those who end up voting for him, making it harder for them to win their elections during these extremely important midterm elections.

People don’t vote for Supreme Court justices. The President does not need to paint Kavanaugh’s accuser in a negative light at campaign rallies because it cannot have a positive effect on the outcome. Somebody needs to tell him he’s hurting his cause.

Many on Capitol Hill and in leftist mainstream media have gone after his comments, but the most glaring rebuke came from someone who has been in the President’s corner since before he won the GOP nomination.

‘Fox & Friends’ host criticizes Trump for mocking Kavanaugh accuser

https://thehill.com/business-a-lobbying/409619-fox-friends-host-rips-trump-for-mocking-kavanaugh-accuser“The tactic of the president laying low has been lauded by all sides. Last night he chose to blow it,” Kilmeade said on “Fox & Friends,” adding that the FBI could be concluding its investigation into Kavanaugh as soon as Wednesday.

“I wonder about the wisdom, as much as the crowd loved it, I wonder about the wisdom tactically of him doing that.”

Kilmeade said that there were clear holes in Christine Blasey Ford’s allegations, but cautioned the president against going after her publicly.

The President has a right to be skeptical of Ford and her testimony. It’s all starting to seem more and more like the political hit job Kavanaugh described than an actual victim seeking justice. However, being skeptical and handling it in a professional manner is very different from outright mockery of such a delicate subject.

All he has to do is allow the process, as convoluted as it has been, to complete its course. By attacking the alleged victim during a campaign rally, he made Republicans’ jobs that much harder and gave fuel to Democrats for their midterm election campaigns.

Ford’s accusations are seeming less and less credible, which is why the President needs to let the focus be on them and not on his mocking of her. There are times when he doesn’t have to be the center of attention. This is one of them.

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Top 5 worst tractor attachments

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Top 5 worst tractor attachments

A tongue in cheek video from Messick’s that may stir up a bit of controversy.

Just for fun we present this recent video from Messick’s on the more frustrating tractor implements. The choices were based on a Facebook pointing out a few important issues with some and why they can be difficult to use.

For example, the down force issue with the three-point hitch post hole auger maybe something no one has considered. Please note that it’s the older three-point hitch variety that is backhoe being described, the more recent models have a subframe mount. Remember this isn’t our opinion on the matter – especially considering item #2.

Top 5 Worst Tractor Attachments
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#5 Three point hitch snow blower
#4 Three point hitch post hole digger
#3 Three point hitch back hoe
#2 Three point quick hitches
#1 Drive over mower deck

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Chip Roy wants Congress to stop ‘coasting on autopilot, doing their swamp things’

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Chip Roy wants Congress to stop coasting on autopilot doing their swamp things

Representative Chip Roy (R-TX) has been really getting on the nerves of Democrats on Capitol Hill. He’s asking them to do their jobs, which is apparently not what many of them want to do. He’s been taking some heat from the press, as if expecting members of Congress to be present for votes on important amendments is asking too much, but that’s not stopping him.

One thing is certain: Too much that happens in Congress is done on autopilot. Votes that are often important are held at times when nobody’s around an unanimous consent is possible. Roy was able to delay an expensive vote last month by calling for a tally. This does something bigger than just blocking unanimous consent. It puts members of Congress on record which prevents them from being able to skate around their involvement in the passing of unpopular bills or the blocking of popular ones.

As the border crisis gets worse and DC spending explodes, we need more people like Chip Roy in Congress. That’s one of the goals of the conservative movement. It’s necessary if we’re going to keep America great.

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Stossel: In defense of economic liberty

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Stossel In Defense of Economic Liberty

Reason TV makes the case for Economic Liberty, showing its vast superiority over socialistic slavery.

In his latest video produced for Reason TV John Stossel interviews Yaron Brook from the Ayn Rand Institute making the case that Economic Liberty [Or the false Marxist pejorative Capitalism] has created more wealth and brought more people out of poverty than any other system.

Stossel: In Defense of Capitalism

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Published on Jun 18, 2019
People acting in their own self-interest created modern prosperity, says Ayn Rand Institute’s Yaron Brook.

Progressives claim capitalism is “immoral” because some people become rich while others stay poor. Yaron Brook, chairman of the Ayn Rand Institute, says the opposite is true.

“We have basically made about $2 a day for 100,000 years,” Brook told John Stossel. “In other wordswe could eat what we farmed and that was it.”

“And then something amazing happened.”

About 250 years ago, a few countries tried capitalism. For the first time, people were allowed to profit from private property.

“Two-hundred and fifty years ago we suddenly discovered the value of individual freedom,” says Brook. “We suddenly discovered the value of leaving individuals free to think, to innovate, to produce without asking for permission, without getting the state to sign off.”

As a result, humans “doubled our life expectancy,” says Brook. “We have dramatically increased the quality of our life and we are wealthier than anybody could have imagined.”

Brook, who’s an Objectivist, says that “doing for others is fine—but only if that’s what you want.”

“The key is that somebody else’s need is not a moral claim against your life,” he adds. “Your life is yours.”

[Our emphasis]

Please note that valuing Individual freedom is a vestige of philosophical individualism of Conservatives and True Liberals.

The unfair comparison: Collectivism in theory with Economic Liberty in practical reality.

In most cases, the Socialist-Left plays the game of comparing their theory of a perfect society based on their 2,400 year old ideas with the practical everyday problems of a functional but admittedly imperfect system. This is akin to polling that compares an unnamed – and thus ideal – candidate with a real candidate.

They do this so that they can speak of wonders an ‘Ideal state’ that works in sheer perfection and compare it to every problem and imperfection of everyday reality of Economic Liberty with every human society. Never mind comparing the record of accomplishment of Economic Liberty with the 400 years of failure that is the collectivist ideologies – they will repeat the tired old mantra that ‘Socialism has never really been tried’.

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