Dan Crenshaw, The Washington Post Published 5:52 pm PST, Tuesday, November 13, 2018 Image 1 of / 20 Caption Close Image 1 of 20 SNL mocked my appearance. Here's why I didn't demand an apology. 1 / 20 Back to Gallery The past couple of weeks have been unusual for me, to say the least. After a year of hard campaigning for Congress in Texas and gradually entering the public sphere, I was hit by a sudden, blinding spotlight. But I have no complaints - it wasn't as bad as some other challenges I've faced, like a sudden, blinding IED explosion. (See what I did there? "Saturday Night Live" has created a comedic monster.) On the Nov. 3 show, SNL's Pete Davidson mocked my appearance - "he lost his eye in war . . . or whatever," Davidson said, referring to the eye patch I wear. His line about my looking like a "hit man in a porno movie" was significantly less infuriating, albeit a little strange. I woke up on the Sunday morning … [Read more...] about SNL mocked my appearance. Here’s why I didn’t demand an apology.
When it comes to men, women have lousy judgment. As proof, I offer the fact that there is a Mrs. Graham.But as bad as their judgment is about men, women’s taste in feminists is even worse. On Monday, Politico ran a story headlined “Pelosi Warns Against Ousting a Woman,” in which the person who wants one of the most powerful political positions on Planet Earth — who would be second in line for the presidency itself — argues that it’s not fair to force her to fight for it.Because she’s a girl.“Nancy Pelosi is making gender a central part of her bid to reclaim the speaker’s gavel — leaning hard into the pitch that Democrats cannot oust the only woman at their leadership table following a historic election for women,” Politico writes. They follow up with a quote from Florida Congresswoman Lois Frankel:“I think it would look ridiculous if … we have a pink wave with women who have brought back the House, then … [Read more...] about Boston considering 20 mph limit
While battling a house fire in suburban Chicago late last year, Lt. Clint Sanders sustained severe burns on his hands and lungs. The 28-year veteran of the Roberts Park Fire Protection District required a two-week hospital stay, according to a Channel 7 report. Sanders is just one of many of the brave first responders who risk their lives to protect others in cities and towns across Illinois. Many are injured; some make the ultimate sacrifice. The least we can do is offer them a stable retirement after they finish serving their communities. Unfortunately, some prominent politicians are advocating measures that would jeopardize firefighters' pensions. State Sen. Daniel Biss, who unsuccessfully sought the Democratic gubernatorial nomination earlier this year, said, "Illinois should divest its pension funds from investments in dirty energy ... first because it's the right thing to do ... and also because I think it's the right investment."He's wrong on both counts. Dumping oil and gas … [Read more...] about Divestment will burn firefighters’ pensions
SIR – David Lidington, the Cabinet Office minister, seemed to say in his Today radio interview yesterday that, because the 2016 referendum was close and “the country was split”, the current negotiations should result in something for everyone. This was an absurd remark, but if this is the thinking at the highest level of Government, it’s no surprise that a negotiating approach based on such a confused and half-hearted premise has been a failure, even judged by the Government’s very limited objectives. Stephen Richards SIR – I was annoyed when the Lords passed an amendment for Parliament to have a final vote on the Brexit deal. At that time, I trusted that the Prime Minister... To continue reading this article Start your free trial of Premium Access all Premium articles Subscriber-only events Cancel any time Free for 30 days then only £2 per week Try Premium Access one Premium article per week Register … [Read more...] about Letters: Weird Government thinking behind a deal to give something to both Leavers and Remainers
Chris Moncrieff: Can the Tory party ever recover from damage sustained over Brexit? BelfastTelegraph.co.uk The Conservative Party has never in its history been in such a state of turmoil and civil war as is the case today over Brexit. The question is now legitimately being asked whether it can ever recover fully from the horrendous political damage it is inflicting on itself. People do not vote for parties which are scratching their own eyes out. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/chris-moncrieff-can-the-tory-party-ever-recover-from-damage-sustained-over-brexit-37519713.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/opinion/news-analysis/article37519709.ece/bced5/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-11-13_opi_45683548_I3.JPG Email The Conservative Party has never in its history been in such a state of turmoil and civil war as is the case today over Brexit. The question is now legitimately being asked whether it can ever recover fully from the horrendous political damage it is … [Read more...] about Chris Moncrieff: Can the Tory party ever recover from damage sustained over Brexit?