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Looks like Second Lieutenant Rapone is also an antifa supporter.

Excuse me, but how does someone this glaringly unfit to serve make it through the U.S. Military Academy?

And here's an unsettling question: How many other Che Guevera-loving, antifa-supporting Communists do we have out there commanding troops?


Alabama results.

Roy Moore beat Luther Strange handedly this evening, despite President Donald Trump endorsing Strange. Trump congratulated Moore and urged him to win in December.

I predicted the Moore win (he led the polls throughout the race), but I still maintain that this was a Moore Strange election than anyone could have predicted.

By the way, if the election were held at the end of next month, it would have been a travesty for Strange to lose. October 31, 2017 is the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, and to have a man whose first name is Luther lose any election near that date...

Strange ran a good race, but Trumpism it seems is stronger than Trump himself. Props to Steve Bannon and Seb Gorka for jumping on the Trumpian candidate, even when Trump supported the establishment guy. Good luck, Sen. Strange — and I hope you enjoy October 31!

It would appear that nature isn't yet done wreaking havoc in September:

A palette cleanser for the dog-lovers out there:


Stephen K. Bannon’s remarkable admission: President Trump is easily duped.

Well, maybe not in so many words...

The information that President Trump sees has been a major subplot of the White House's internal drama. Aides often privately describe the president as highly susceptible to acting upon the last piece of information he's seen — no matter how dubious. And controlling that flow of information is a big part of new White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly's effort to right the ship and keep the Oval Office on-task.

But rarely do you see someone close to the president just come out and admit how unsophisticated he is as a consumer of information.

That's what Stephen K. Bannon did Monday night, though not quite in so many words. While chatting with Fox News's Sean Hannity, the former White House chief strategist suggested that Trump was essentially duped into supporting appointed Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) in Tuesday's Alabama special-election runoff. And it wasn't really all that subtle.

Bannon, who along with Breitbart and some other Trump stalwarts, has endorsed former state Supreme Court justice Roy Moore against Strange, told Hannity that there needs to be a “real … review” of how Trump came to the decision to endorse Strange.

To be fair, it's not as though Moore is a great prize. But this much is certain: The GOP Civil War is real, but fortunately for them the Dems are in even worse shape.