Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Schultz IT Aide

The Increasingly Bizarre Criminal Investigation of Schultz’s IT Aide by Jim Geraghty, Morning Joltr
I’m not saying it’s more exciting or important than a president throwing a public tantrum against his own attorney general, but could the national media at least briefly turn its attention to the increasingly bizarre charges surrounding that staffer of Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz and his family? Back in February, five House staffers were accused of “stealing equipment from members’ offices without their knowledge and committing serious, potentially illegal, violations on the House IT network.” A few days later, another odd twist was revealed, as at least four of the accused staffers are related: Imran Awan, his wife Hina Alvi, Abid Awan and Jamal Awan. Imran Awan was first employed on Capitol Hill by former Rep. Robert Wexler in January 2004 as an “information technology director.” Awan has worked for at least 25 other House Democrats since that time as a shared employee providing technical support including to previous House Democratic Caucus Chairman Xavier Becerra, currently the California attorney general. Then it got even weirder in late May, when Wasserman Schultz had a tense exchange with the U.S. Capitol Police chief during a hearing, appearing to threaten “consequences” over the police’s refusal to return equipment belonging to her that is presumably connected to this investigation. Wasserman Schultz: “Under my understanding the Capitol Police is not able to confiscate members’ equipment when the member is not under investigation. It is their equipment and it’s supposed to be returned.” Verderosa: “I think there’s extenuating circumstances in this case, and I think that working through my counsel and the necessary personnel, if that in fact is the case, and with the permission of, through the investigation, then we’ll return the equipment. But until that’s accomplished I can’t return the equipment.” Wasserman Schultz: “I think you’re violating the rules when you conduct your business that way and should expect that there would be consequences.” In a public hearing, a member of the appropriations committee that controls funding for the U.S. Capitol Police appears to be telling the chief to give her stuff back or suffer consequences! This week, the case took another dramatic turn when the FBI arrested Imran Awan Monday evening as he was about to board a flight to Lahore, Pakistan. Awan and his wife, Hina Alvi, were accused of lying about a housing equity loan to pilfer $165,000 from the Congressional Federal Credit Union, according to documents filed in the District of Columbia. The couple obtained the loan for a rental property – rather than a primary residence. That money was then wired to Pakistan, documents allege. Alvi left the country suddenly in March. She pulled their three children from school and flew to Lahore, Pakistan, with “numerous pieces of luggage” and at least $12,000 cash. Investigators believe Awan was ready to do the same with a Monday flight bound for Pakistan, court documents show. One final utterly bizarre oddity: Wasserman Schultz had him on staff until Tuesday. Why was Wasserman Schultz so impatient to get her computer back from the Capitol Police if it’s relevant to a criminal investigation? Why did she keep Imran Awan on staff until this week? Who’s got the money now? Did a bunch of longtime Capitol Hill IT staffers risk it all for $165,000?
http://www.nationalreview.com/morning-jolt/449844/president-trump-acts-ungrateful-jeff-sessions?utm_source=Sailthru&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=170726_Jolt&utm_term=Jolt

Single Payer

A Single-Payer System Won't Work. Period.

Marine vet for the Senate

Marine Vet Kevin Nicholson Announces 2018 Challenge to Wisconsin Senator Tammy Baldwin
Excerpt: “Let’s put it this way: During my time there, I saw enough to know it wasn’t my crowd,” he explains. “Not to mention the fact that people in the DNC looked at me like I was crazy when I told them I was planning to join the Marine Corps.” He received a commission as an officer in the Marines after graduating, and his experience in the military expedited the disenchantment that he had begun to feel at the DNC, as Nicholson realized how little the Democratic party’s policies coincided with the real world. “I saw a different side of people in the Marines, where everyone was treated according to their merit and not their skin color or identity,” he says. “There is no greater introduction into reality than the U.S. Marine Corps.” That learning process only intensified when Nicholson served combat tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan. (Like the sound of this guy ~Bob)

Wasserman-Schultz IT Aide Arrested While Attempting To Flee Country, Charged With Bank Fraud

Wasserman-Schultz IT Aide Arrested While Attempting To Flee Country, Charged With Bank Fraud
Excerpt: Just a day after reports emerged that the FBI had seized a number of "smashed hard drives" and other computer equipment from the residence Imran Awan, the IT aide of Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, we learn that Awan has been captured at the Dulles airport while attempted to flee the country. According to Fox News, Awan has been charged with bank fraud. (Comment: One bombshell that has been all but ignored by the main stream media is that Imran Awan had access to Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s iPad password, meaning that the brothers also had direct access to the notorious DNC emails. The brothers are accused of removing hundreds of thousands of dollars of equipment from congressional offices, including computers and servers, while also running a procurement scheme in which they bought equipment, then overcharged the House administrative office that assigns such contractors to members. Some congressional technology aides believe that the Awan’s are blackmailing representatives based on the contents of their emails and files, due to the fact that these representatives have displayed unwavering and intense loyalty towards the former aides. Meanwhile, back in March the Daily Caller reported that the Awan brothers were essentially holding their stepmother in "captivity" in order to extort her for money she had stashed away in Pakistan. --RL)

The Future. wow.

Wow: Must read article on how our lives will change dramatically in 20 years.
Excerpt: He certainly lays it all out -and I can see it all happening - even without personal access to the multi-dimensional facts... So... if the Congress and the state legislatures weren't so invested in, at worst, reacting (to whatever), and at best, responding, then maybe someone in there, or in another leadership position, could be looking at how to address what it would take to keep all the future (including long-living) people (1) occupied (constructively); (2) engaged; (3) away from crime... Which could lead to two areas (besides governance): * innovation (research, inventions, etc.) and * creativity (the arts, craftsmanship, etc.)
...But I don't see much, if any, insight/foresight/planning - and certainly no address - in terms of necessary skills, knowledge, values, and abilities - by K-12 and higher education, or by the business community, or by public officials, etc. Do you? --Thx, DG

Amnesty?

If Donald Trump Fires Jeff Sessions, Prepare for Amnesty
Excerpt: Donald Trump is increasingly surrounding himself with New York liberals who have, for a long time, pushed for amnesty and comprehensive immigration reform. Scaramucci is no stalwart against amnesty. He was an Obama loving Democrat, for pete’s sake. Gary Cohn, Ivanka Trump, Jared Kushner, etc. are all amnesty lovers who will whisper in Trump’s ear that he needs to cut a deal on this issue. The President himself has already said he would love to do a comprehensive immigration reform deal.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Going down fighting

Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., returned to Washington less than a week after being diagnosed with a brain tumor to cast a key vote on overhauling ObamaCare.

No Jews Allowed

This Is a Safe Space. No Jews Allowed.

Muslims killing Muslims for Allah

Pakistan: 25 killed in suicide blast near Punjab chief minister office
Excerpt: Among those killed, at least eight have been identified as policemen belonging to the anti-riot police division. At the time of the blast, anti-riot police were deployed in the area to over see an anti-encroachment drive. The area of the blast has been cordoned off by law enforcement personnel. No group has claimed responsibility for the blast.

What if?


Racists

Angola deports 300 Congolese illegal immigrants, 62 in detention

The US House is busy

A Busy House. By Jim Geraghty
sending plenty to the Senate. ‘Those knuckleheads in Congress never do anything!” is one of the most tired and commonplace complaints from callers on political talk radio. And yes, many Republicans have found 2017 frustrating so far. No, President Trump hasn’t signed more bills into law than any president ever, as he asserted this month. (He’s signed 42, many of them symbolic resolutions.) No, Congress hasn’t yet repealed Obamacare, passed sweeping tax reform, or negotiated an infrastructure bill. But don’t blame the House of Representatives. They passed their version of health-care reform back at the beginning of May. House Speaker Paul Ryan is unveiling a plan for tax reform, and the House has passed a couple of smaller but still significant infrastructure bills. In fact, the House keeps sending bills over to the Senate, month after month: 250 in all so far this year, according to GovTrack.

Veterans' Choice loses

The Outlook for Veterans Choice Suddenly Darkens. Jim Geraghty, Morning Jolt
Remember yesterday when the House of Representatives was going to allocate another $2 billion to keep the Veterans Choice program going? The vote failed. Not because of a lack of support, as 219 Republicans voted for the bill, but it was brought to the floor of the House under rules that required a two-thirds majority. House Republicans thought they had an agreement with House Democrats to pass the additional $2 billion and then go back to reevaluate the program with an eye on the long term, but apparently too many House Democrats see Veterans Choice as a backdoor effort to privatize veterans care… so they’re willing to let money run out in early August. Quite a few Democrats seem strangely eager to declare the program a failure; Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif., said, “The VA Choice program has failed to deliver on the promise of shorter wait times.” (Gee, do you think demand for the program increasing 50 percent from last year has anything to do with it?) The chairman of the House Veterans Committee, Phil Roe, contends the Democrats backed out of a deal at the last minute. “Last week, during a bipartisan member meeting, members of both parties came together and agreed to fund the Choice program for six months while Congress worked on other reforms,” the Republican from Tennessee said in a released statement. “This was a bipartisan agreement, and I’m disappointed the concerns raised on the House floor today were not mentioned during what I thought was an open and honest conversation. I will continue to fight tirelessly to ensure the Choice Fund does not run out of money so veterans can continue to access care.” Veterans groups didn’t like the stopgap measure; one exception was Concerned Veterans for America. That group’s executive director, Mark Lucas, blasted the other veterans groups for putting the program at risk by opposing the temporary extension. “The Veteran Service Organizations and members of Congress who used this as an opportunity to advance a misleading anti-choice agenda are standing directly between millions of veterans and their health care,” Lucas said. “They spread false information about Chairman Roe’s proposal in a transparent attempt to tie this bill to unnecessary VA spending. It didn’t look like they were opposing the Veterans Choice Program several months ago when they happily stood behind the President for a photo op as he signed an extension without the funding increases they are demanding today. “It’s incredibly disappointing that Rep. Walz, who supported this measure as early as last week, flip-flopped on his position at such a critical moment,” Lucas concluded. “He let veterans down.” And the NRCC started hitting House Democratic incumbents over their votes.

No Urinals?

The Navy's newest, most sophisticated aircraft carrier doesn't have urinals
Well, we just can't have urninals in the bathrooms, can we? I mean, even though sailors are mostly men, you might need to convert that head to one for women someday, and then they'd have to walk past the urinals to get to the stalls and that might make them uncomfortable. And that way there's no chance of making any transgender (because we expect so many of them to be in the military, they supposedly are as many as 3 people in 1000 in the population) uncomfortable either. That using flush toilets for men urinating is wasteful of space, energy, and water and probably messier since they won't be sitting down (unless of course the PC police make that a regulation), is just not something we're going to worry about. This is what the years of Obama's appointing PC idiots to various positions has brought us. Maybe they will rename the heads as "Mabus" in honor of the disastrous SecNav who did so much damage. How utterly stupid! --Del

Monday, July 24, 2017

Nightmare Boss?

Donald Trump Is a Nightmare Boss

VA

Today, an Easily-Overlooked Vote on Choice in Veterans Health Care

False Vietnam story

Agreement Reached to Retract Story that Decorated Vietnam War Hero Participated in Civilian Massacre
I am SO glad this has come up, only wish I'd seen it last year when it came out. Turse got caught publicly and legally for utterly false material in his all-too-famous book. Which one would hope would make all those who think it's such a great piece of reporting reconsider their opinions just a bit. After all, when you catch a total falsehood inserted into the text by the overeager writer out to "prove" how horrible we all were, maybe that suggests his work was somewhat less than scrupulously objective in the first place. Here's another well done review of his junk book. All this should be passed on to every professor who uses the book in teaching about the war.

Africa

Strong African Woman Obliterates Arrogant White Pro-Abortion Americans

Strong African Woman

Strong African Woman Obliterates Arrogant White Pro-Abortion Americans

Killer Cop

Minneapolis: Muslim cop who shot unarmed woman was fast-tracked onto police force

Excerpt: Mohamed Noor was a symbol of everything that Minneapolis officials valued most. They could point to him and say: See? We are not “Islamophobic.” We celebrate diversity. We love our Somali Muslim community, and when they see how they are loved, they will end all jihad activity, because violent jihad is just a reaction to injustices that Infidels perpetrate. And so it was very important to the Minneapolis Police Department, and to city officials, that Mohamed Noor succeed. And even if he didn’t, nothing would be done. The Minneapolis Police Department kept Mohamed Noor on the force not because he was a competent police officer. He obviously wasn’t. There were three complaints against him in two years. A neighbor reported that Noor was “nervous” and “jumpy” and had “little respect for women,” but Noor could have marched into Minneapolis Mayor Betsy Hodges’ office and announced that she would henceforth be his infidel sex slave, and he would have remained on the force. To have removed him would have been “Islamophobic.”

Child Marriage

Pakistan: 22-year-old Muslim takes 5-year-old bride

Excerpt: “Islam has no age barrier in marriage and Muslims have no apology for those who refuse to accept this” — Ishaq Akintola, professor of Islamic Eschatology and Director of Muslim Rights Concern, Nigeria “There is no minimum marriage age for either men or women in Islamic law. The law in many countries permits girls to marry only from the age of 18. This is arbitrary legislation, not Islamic law.” — Dr. Abd Al-Hamid Al-‘Ubeidi, Iraqi expert on Islamic law There is no minimum age for marriage and that girls can be married “even if they are in the cradle.” — Dr. Salih bin Fawzan, prominent cleric and member of Saudi Arabia’s highest religious council “Islam does not forbid marriage of young children.” — Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology Few things are more abundantly attested in Islamic law than the permissibility of child marriage. Islamic tradition records that Muhammad’s favorite wife, Aisha, was six when Muhammad wedded her and nine when he consummated the marriage:

Germany

Germany: Muslim migrant to be released from prison despite making jihad terror threats

South Africa

South Africa: Comedian apologizes after enraging Muslims with his remarks

Excerpt: If Joey Rasdien had said anything remotely negative about Judaism or Christianity, he would have been celebrated as an “edgy” and “iconoclastic” comedian. But when he dared say something mildly critical about Islam, he and the organizers of the event where this took place had to issue abject apologies. The whole world is cowering in fear before barbarians who will murder you for insulting them.

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Paul on Healthcare

Latest Republican health bill 'a porkfest, a monstrosity', Rand Paul says
Excerpt: Paul continued: “The alternative is the Senate leadership bill that doesn’t repeal Obamacare, is Obamacare-lite and is loaded with pork, it’s become a porkfest where they’re dumping billions of dollars into pet projects for individual senators. I’m not for that. “I’ve told them I will vote for a motion to proceed if we proceed to a clean repeal vote. If it fails they can put up their monstrosity that they want to put forward, but I’m not for that because I’m not for the taxpayer subsidising private industry.”

Jordan

At least one person is dead and another was injured after an attack at the Israeli Embassy in Jordan, reports said.

China

Chinese soldiers leave for new naval base in Djibouti

California

California: Golden No More
And they just raised the gas tax 70%, which will guarantee the state's title for highest cost of gas in the nation, and in fact, for all of North America. The state remains solvent, but with incredible levels of pension obligations and wasteful projects, and a big chunk of crumbling infrastructre, and all kinds of discouragement for any kind of manufacturing businesses. Businesses have left and are leaving, middle class people leave if they can, retirees leave too, but of course the sanctuary policies and great benefits for illegals keep the population from dropping. Fewer and fewer taxpayers and industries are paying for more and more expenditures by the governor and legislature. One wonders how much longer this can go on. I guess until finally all the chickens come home to roost and the system starts to break down and there's a full scale voter revolt. Of course, by then things will be bad enough that doing any fixing will mean radical measures. Oh well, it's a drama that is fun to watch, as long it's from a vantage point in some other state. --Del

Paris Agreement

For Climate-Change Hypocrites, U.S. Is Too Frackin' Much
So often, "the devil is in the details", and that is really true when it comes to the supposed intense worldwide effort to curb CO2 emissions. This article is really informative about the reality of what nations are doing and not doing, and how in fact the USA is doing better than anyone else. I have assorted criticisms of Mr. Trump, but pulling out of this really stupid Agreement was one of his best actions. --Del

Owned by Jews

Three businesses in Glasgow's southside named as 'targets' in ISIS-affiliated hit list
Excerpt: Their report, seen by Glasgow Live and dated July 14, indicates that information concerning businesses and shops owned by Jewish people in the UK is being shared widely amongst Islamist propaganda sites tied to ISIS.

China & India

While Nobody’s Looking, China And India Are Carrying Out A Real-Life ‘Game Of Thrones’

Killer Cop

Muslim cop who shot unarmed woman says he was “startled” by loud noise, but no nearby residents heard it

well, can you?


Liberty


Average


Must read: Teaching Hate, Inspiring Terrorism: Saudi Arabia’s Educational Curriculum
Excerpt: When I met in 2011 with the then-Saudi justice minister Muhammad al-Issa, I asked him why the Protocols of the Elders of Zion, an infamously anti-Semitic fabrication from the Russian revolution period, is included in the textbook on Hadiths (traditions of Islam’s Prophet Mohammed) where it continues to be taught as historical fact. He responded that the Protocols is treated as part of Islamic culture because it is a book that has long been found in plentiful supply in Saudi Arabia, and was a book that his father had in his home. A few examples I documented from the Saudi textbooks for the higher grades, follow: 1. “The Jews and the Christians are enemies of the believers, and they cannot approve of Muslims.” 2. “The struggle of this [Muslim] nation with the Jews and Christians has endured, and it will continue as long as God wills.” 3. “Do not kill what God has forbidden killing such as the Muslim or the infidel between whom and the Muslims there is a covenant or under protection, unless for just cause such as unbelief after belief, just punishment or adultery.” 4. “The apostate has two punishments; worldly and in the hereafter. Punishment in this life: Death if he does not repent.” 5. “Major polytheism is a reason to fight those that practice it.” 6. “Major polytheism makes [the taking of] blood and wealth permissible.” 7. “Fighting the Infidels and the Polytheists has certain conditions and controls, including: That they be invited to Islam and they refuse to enter it and refuse to pay Jizya [a special tax] That Muslims have the power and the capacity to combat, That this be with the permission of the guardian and under his banner, That there be no guarantee between them and the Muslims not to combat.” 8. “The punishment of homosexuality is death. . . . Ibn Qudamah said: “The companions (of the Prophet) agreed unanimously on killing. Some of the Companions argued that he (a homosexual) is to be burned with fire. It has been said that he should be stoned, or thrown from a high place. Other things have also been said.” 9. “In Islamic law, (jihad) has two uses: 1. specific usage: which means: Exerting effort in fighting unbelievers and tyrants.” 10. “In the general usage, Jihad is divided into the following categories: . . . Wrestling with the unbelievers by calling them (to the faith) and fighting them.” 11. “As was cited in Ibn Abbas, and was said: The Apes are the people of the Sabbath, the Jews; and the Swine are the infidels of the communion of Jesus, the Christians.”

The GOP

The Looming Republican Disgrace. by Rich Lowry, National Review
Excerpt: he ascension of Donald Trump was supposed to change everything in the GOP. As it happens, perhaps one very important thing hasn’t: The Republicans may well still be The Stupid Party. That Obamacare repeal has one or maybe two feet in the grave, depending on how you’re counting, is testament to jaw-dropping disarray and bad faith. On the cusp of a historic failure, the party has begun the finger-pointing, and it’s hard to argue with any of it. The establishment is right that Trump is incapable of true legislative leadership. The Trumpists are right that the establishment is ineffectual. Conservatives are right that moderates don’t really want to repeal Obamacare, whatever they’ve said in the past. And pragmatists are right that a few conservatives are beholden to a self-defeating purity.

The Army

The Army Modernization Imperative
Excerpt: The U.S. Army currently faces a difficult truth: without changes to its modernization strategy, the Army risks losing qualitative tactical overmatch. A lost procurement decade and recent, significant modernization funding declines have resulted in an Army inventory that remains heavily leveraged on the “Big Five” programs, originally procured in the 1970s and 1980s. Meanwhile, technology proliferation has made potential state and nonstate adversaries increasingly capable; shrinking the U.S. overmatch advantage and in some cases surpassing it. While current, and projected future Army modernization funding is below historical averages, necessitating increased modernization funding to ensure continued U.S. qualitative tactical overmatch, the Army’s modernization problem cannot be fixed only by increasing modernization funding. Additional funds also need to be accompanied by an updated Army modernization strategy that presents a compelling case for modernization funding and sets clear priorities for fulfilling future operational requirements.

Population

Elon Musk Is Right: Our Population Problem Is Too Few Kids, Not Too Many

Trump Investigation

Trump Aides, Seeking Leverage, Investigate Mueller’s Investigators

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Religion of Peace

Germany: Man Wearing Cross Beaten by Migrant Gang

Free Speech

Anti-Free Speech Left Cancels Another Speaker at Berkeley…But This One May Surprise You

Kids


Green


Thursday, July 20, 2017

Pipeline


Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Collude


Police

Police Aren’t Targeting and Killing Black Men
Excerpt: By now everyone knows that police, whether consciously or subconsciously, are targeting young black men, killing them at a disproportionate rate. But what if everyone is wrong? What if race actually has little causal effect on police shootings? In fact, the data show just that. If we as a nation can look seriously at the evidence, we can have a much more productive conversation about what’s gone wrong and how to fix it. ... Even the Post itself has noted the relevant data in the past. “In 74 percent of all fatal police shootings, the individuals had already fired shots, brandished a gun or attacked a person with a weapon or their bare hands,” the paper reported in 2015. “Another 16 percent of the shootings came after incidents that did not involve firearms or active attacks but featured other potentially dangerous threats.” Those figures are consistent with other data. In 2015, two-thirds of unarmed people of any race killed by police had been in the process of committing violent crime or property destruction. Fourteen percent were engaged in domestic violence. Ten percent were committing a robbery, 20 percent a burglary or vandalism, and 21 percent an assault on another civilian.

JP Morgan

JP Morgan Bank CEO Jamie Dimon : We are unable to build bridges, we're unable to build airports, kids in inners cities don't graduate.

Burns on Vietnam

Are PBS and Ken Burns about to Rewrite History Again?. By Stephen Sherman
Here is a nice piece on the upcoming Ken Burns series on the war. In service to full disclosure, this is from Vietnam Veterans for Factual History, of which I am the secretary, and in fact contributed some parts of this myself. So take you can blame me for anything you don't like.... (But please pass this on far&wide) --Del

Snopes

Shock: Snopes Factchecks MSM's Fake News
I have myself noticed a few times when the coverage of events on Snopes had a certain slant when it came to politics, not overwhelming, but there for sure. But now one of their staff has surprised a lot of people with an expose of the super slanted coverage and false news about Trump in the media. Read and enjoy. (Pass on to those who deny there's ever unfair coverage of Trump and see how high their BP bounces.) --Del

Viertnam

Escape to U Taphao by Ralph Wetterhahn

Army Magazines

The Army’s Substandard Ammo Magazine Needs to Go
Excerpt: At alarming rates, U.S. Army personnel are purchasing their own ammunition magazines prior to deployment. That’s because the Army’s official magazine, the Enhanced Performance Magazine (EPM), is far from reliable on the battlefield, and the soldiers know it. The Marine Corps and other branches of the U.S. military have made the switch to more-reliable polymer magazines. Why hasn’t the Army? In January, just two weeks after the Marines officially switched to the polymer Magpul PMAG GEN 3 magazine, Republican senators Joni Ernst, Tom Cotton, Jim Inhofe, David Perdue, and Johnny Isakson wrote a letter to Army chief of staff Mark Milley demanding to know why the Army hadn’t yet made a similar change. The PMAG had “zero magazine-related stoppages through all of the tests,” the senators noted, and it “reduce[s] damage to the chamber face and feed ramps when using M855A1 ammunition.” In addition, it is not affected by extreme temperatures — a vital advantage for military personnel in both the Army and the Marines.

Repealing Obamacare

Jim Geraghty on repealing Obamacare, Morning Jolt
The problem is that “starting fresh” doesn’t change any of the dynamics in place. Republicans (and, by extension, much of the country) want contradictory changes, changes that Moran lists as his requirements. Americans want lower premiums, but they also want insurance companies to keep covering preexisting conditions. They want to see the cost of Medicaid go down, or at least rise slower, but they also don’t want to throw anyone off of Medicaid. They want the number of uninsured to go down, and they want the mandate repealed. (yup. `Bob)

Liberals

5 Reasons Liberals Are Such Unpleasant People To Be Around
Excerpt: Don't get me wrong. Not every conservative has a winning personality and not every liberal is a toothache in search of a mouth to inhabit. In fact, one of the single nicest people I know is a liberal (Hi, Julie Joyce!) Yet and still, it's not a reach to say that most liberals, especially the ones that are politically active, are just generally difficult to get along with. It's not just me saying that either. I've interviewed more than one big name conservative who has told me that they moved over to the right in large part because the other liberals they were around were such insufferable human beings.