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Weapon Wednesday – First New Grenade in Forty Years

The ET-MP is the first lethal hand grenade developed for the US Army in 40 years
The ET-MP is the first lethal hand grenade developed for the US Army in 40 years(Credit:US Army)

The US military is getting its first new hand grenade in 40 years as engineers at the US Army Armament Research, Development, and Engineering Center (ARDEC) at Picatinny Arsenal, New Jersey, work on a safer multi-purpose design. Called the Enhanced Tactical Multi-Purpose (ET-MP) hand grenade, it will allow soldiers to choose between concussive or fragmentation blasts with the flip of a lever. read more

Ladies and Gentlemen – I Give You O-DonaldCare

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Yesterday, I received this email from the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC).

BREAKING
House Republicans just introduced an Obamacare replacement.

Sign on to support the Repeal and Replacement of Obamacare >>>

Brent — You elected President Trump and House Republicans to repeal Obamacare.

Now, after 7 years of Democrats’ blocking our efforts, House Republicans just introduced a replacement for Obamacare.

The only thing that stands in the way now is the Democrats’ obstruction tactics.

ADD YOUR NAME: Show your support for the repeal and replacement of Obamacare >>>

Needless to say, I did not sign on to show my support for O-DonaldCare.

And Why? Simple – because this is not a repeal bill. Repeal means to revoke or withdraw from something. This bill does neither. And it says it right there: “House Republicans just introduced a replacement for Obamacare.” It just replaces socialist Democrat crap with progressive Republican crap. read more

Joke of the Day

Two men were walking through the woods and came upon a big black, deep hole. One man picked up a rock and tossed it into the hole and stood listening for the rock to hit bottom. There was no sound.
He turned to the other guy and said “that must be a deep hole…let’s throw a bigger rock in there and listen for it to hit bottom.” The men found a bigger rock and both picked it up and lugged it to the hole and dropped it in.

They listened for some time and never heard a sound. Again, they agreed that this must be one deep hole and maybe they should throw something even bigger into it. read more

Can We Keep Our Eyes on the Prize

by: the Common Constitutionalist

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Update: I neglected to mention another option to avoiding doing the hard things like a full repeal of ObamaCare. A weak-kneed roll-out of ObamaCare-lite. Although there hasn’t been time yet to dissect the new proposal, you can bet it doesn’t resemble anything they have been promising us. I can’t wait to hear the tough-talking sales pitch of the watered down bill.

What has everyone in politics, every cable news outlet, every talk radio program been discussing since Friday? Well, it’s not ObamaCare, cutting taxes, or really any of Trump’s big agenda items. Of course, it’s wiretapping, meetings with Russians and tweeting.

For now four solid days we have been pummeled with wiretapping scandal stories. If it’s not specifically about wiretapping, it’s about Jeff Sessions or others meeting, or not meeting with the Ruskies. Oh, and also the salaciously commented on photo of Kelly Ann Conway perched on the couch in the Oval Office.

That’s four days the administration and those on Capital Hill have not been thinking of or acting on the campaign promises that were made to us – a full repeal of ObamaCare – cutting taxes and confirming the next supreme Court justice, etc., etc.

This one story has sucked all the oxygen out of the room. On Monday, Rush Limbaugh spent virtually his entire show – three full hours harping on the feud between Trump and the democrats and zero time on anything else. I don’t listen to Hannity anymore, but I’ll bet he did the same. read more

Singing Skyscrapers

Storms brought misery to Britain last week as 90mph winds brought down trees, blocked roads and caused travel chaos.

But for those living in certain areas, the gales brought the very real headaches caused by screeching buildings and ‘singing’ skyscrapers.

A number of buildings have been heard giving off whistling noises during blustery weather, usually caused by architectural features added to the outside.

Torbay Hospital is the latest modern building to discover a ‘whistling’ problem in high winds

Torbay hospital is the latest to be added to the list, where locals noticed that a new metal facade on the building was whistling in the wind.

But the health centre is not the first to be hit by the issue. The Beetham Tower in Manchester has developed a reputation for howling, humming and whistling every time the wind picks up, prompting repeated attempts to tackle the problem.

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ObamaCare is Great – According to Only 22 Percent of Americans

from IBD:

The need for an overhaul of ObamaCare just got more acute, as a new survey shows that satisfaction rates among those enrolled in ObamaCare plans has taken a steep nose-dive this year amid premium hikes and reduced choices.

The new coverage of ObamaCare these days has been all about protests against repeal and the alleged increase in public support for the law.

But a survey of actual ObamaCare customers released this week paints an entirely different picture.

It found that just 22% of the 44,200 ObamaCare enrollees polled rate their health plan as good to excellent. That’s down from 77% who gave their ObamaCare plans high marks last year. read more

Joke of the Day

Pete and Larry had not seen each other in many years. Now they had a long talk trying to fill in the gap of those years by telling about their lives. Finally Pete invited Larry to visit him in his new apartment.

“I’ve got a wife and three kids and I’d love to have you visit us.”

“Great. Where do you live?” read more

Canadian Border Patrol Can’t Handle all the Illegals

The Hits Just Keep on Coming! Every week there is more evidence of self-deportation. Ain’t it Grand. As I’ve predicted on many occasions – if we are serious about deportation, the word will get out and they will begin to leave on their own. We don’t have to lift a finger or spend a dime of taxpayer money.

However, if it keeps up, we may see Canada building a wall on its Southern Border.

The Daily Mail chronicles the new found pressure being put on the Canadian border patrol. They are the ones now demanding more agents as they struggle to cope with the pending flood of illegals trying to escape “Trump’s” America. read more