Traci Belmonte

Traci Belmonte

Home U.S. News World News Business and Money Entertainment All Entertainment Books Fun & Games Movies & TV Music Theater & Art Lifestyle Everyday Life Agriculture Education & Home Schooling Family Life & Relationships Food Health & Fitness Home & Garden Pets Style Travel Outdoors Politics All Things Politics Conservatism Elections U.S. Politics World Politics Religion Sports All Sports Scores & Highlights NFL MLB NBA NHL Golf Soccer NCAA FOOTBALL NCAA BASKETBALL Other Sports Weather Radio & Video About Us Our Team Join the Fight Submissions Endorsements Shop Traci Belmonte Staff Writer Traci Belmonte proudly wears the nickname “PolitiDiva” for her love of politics and all things sequin. Born and raised in the liberal paradise of New York; it wasn’t easy for Traci to grow up a right-wing, gun-loving, devoted Patriot. Traci credits her ability to aptly debate liberals due to her upbringing in New York, which afforded plenty of practice. The PoltiDiva began a blog under the same name and, soon after, began writing for Madison’s. She has also worked on the Donald Trump campaign, Lee Zeldin campaign, and anchored exploratory committees for two Republican challengers for local NY offices. Traci is a frequent guest on the television program, “Nobodies Talking Politics”, was a guest on Fox’s “The Kelly File”, and can be heard given her political opinions on “The Real Radio Show”. Traci looks forward to contributing to Madison’s with her news stories and feisty opinion pieces. You can follow her on twitter...
This Day in History – June 5

This Day in History – June 5

June 5 1099 – Members of the First Crusade witness an eclipse of the moon and interpret it as a sign they will recapture Jerusalem 1568 – Ferdinand, the Duke of Alba, crushes the Calvinist insurrection in Ghent 1595 – Henry IV’s army defeats the Spanish at the Battle of Fontaine-Francaise 1637 – American settlers in New England massacred a Pequot Indian village 1660 – Sarah Churchill, Duchess of Marlborough, is born 1723 – Scottish philosopher and economist, Adam Smith, is baptized in Kirkcaldy 1783 – Joseph and Jacques Montgolfier make the first public balloon flight 1794 – The US Congress prohibits citizens from serving in any foreign armed forces 1827 – Athens falls to Ottoman forces 1851 – Harriet Beecher Stowe publishes the first installment of Uncle Tom’s Cabin in The National Era 1856 – US Army troops in the Four Creeks region of California, head back to quarters, officially ending the Tule River War, even though fighting will continue for years to come 1863 – The Confederate raider CSS Alabama captures the Talisman in the Mid-Atlantic 1864 – Union forces rout a Confederate force, giving the North their first real success in the 1864 Shenandoah Campaign, at the Battle of Piedmont, Virginia 1872 – The Republican National Convention, the first major political party convention to include blacks, commences 1878 – Mexican revolutionary and guerrilla leader, Francisco “Pancho” Villa, is born 1880 – Wild woman of the West, Myra Maybelle Shirley, marries Sam Starr even though records show she was already married to Bruce Younger 1883 – Economist, John Maynard Keynes, is born 1883 – The first Orient...
KENTUCKY DERBY ODDS: BETTING LINES, FAVORITES TO WIN

KENTUCKY DERBY ODDS: BETTING LINES, FAVORITES TO WIN

by SI Top Stories SI WIRE If the early odds are any indication, the 2017 Kentucky Derby promises to be a good one. Oddsmakers haven’t settled on a single favorite for the 143rd running of the Derby, which will be held Saturday at about 7:05 p.m. ET. Last year’s winner, Nyquist, took off as a 2–1 favorite. Nyquist went on to finish third in the Preakness Stakes and was pulled out of the Belmont due to illness. Medicine Kills Ticks – Fast Acting Tasty Chewables www.fleaandtickfacts.com Protection from Ticks For Your Dog That Goes On and On. Visit to Learn More! Nyquist won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile as a two-year-old in 2015 and the winner of last year’s Juvenile—Classic Empire—is among the favorites for this years race. A full list of odds is below.   2017 Kentucky Derby Odds Classic Empire: 4–1 Always Dreaming: 4–1 Irish War Cry: 13–2 McCraken: 7–1 RELATED: CHELSEA, REAL MADRID CLEAR TITLE RACE HURDLES; PSG SLIPS; BAYERN CLINCHES ANOTHER Gunnevera: 12–1 Gormley: 16–1 Practical Joke: 16–1 Get Rid of Fleas and Ticks – Fast Acting Chewables www.fleaandtickfacts.com Protect Your Dog from Nasty Fleas & Ticks For More Than a Month. Learn More! Thunder Snow: 16–1 Girvin: 16–1 Hence: 22–1 Irap: 25–1 Tapwrit: 25–1 Lookin At Lee: 28–1 Battle of Midway: 28–1 J Boys Echo: 33–1 Sonneteer: 33–1 Patch: 40–1 State Of Honor: 40–1 Untrapped: 50–1 Fast and Accurate: 66–1 Royal Mo:...
CLONING HUMANS FOR SPARE PARTS

CLONING HUMANS FOR SPARE PARTS

“A special point has been reached in the distant future. And in this era, there exists a special group of mental beings. Although these beings can trace their ancestry back to homo sapiens, they are as different from humans as humans are from the primitive worms with tiny brains that first crawled along the earth’s surface….It is difficult to find the words to describe the enhanced attributes of this special people. ‘Intelligence’ does not do justice to their cognitive abilities. ‘Knowledge’ does not explain the depth of both their understanding of the universe and their own consciousness. ‘Power’ is not strong enough to describe the control they have over technologies that can be used to shape the universe in which they live.” (Remaking Eden: Cloning and Beyond in a Brave New World, by Lee M. Silvers, Avon Books, New York, 1997, pg. 249, 250) (Emphasis mine) In 1988, Joseph Fletcher, perhaps one of the most influential men in regards to the so-called “science of bioethics,” who is regarded as the “patriarch of bioethics,” predicted that a change in our species would evolve that is so drastic and radical in nature, that he coined its coming, as “Homo autofabricus.” But this evolutionary change would not come in the slow and gradual processes, accumulated over thousands of years, as would be predicted by the Uniformitarian evolutionary model. RELATED: CHALLENGE AND OPPORTUNITY These radical changes would reach previously unfathomed levels of transformation, within only a few decades. It is as if evolution would have been placed in hyperdrive fast forward speed. “The Harvard University professor and ‘patriarch of bioethics’ predicted that biotechnology will lead to a...
An Open Letter to the Nasty Women

An Open Letter to the Nasty Women

Dear Participants of the Women’s March: As I walked around New York City on a surprisingly balmy January day, I saw you marching with signs in tow. Among other messages, many signs read, “Illegal Immigrants Make Our Country Better,” “Say Yes to Abortion,” “Global Warming is the Number One Threat to Humanity,” and “Donald Trump Bathes in Cheetos.” I have no problem with your constitutionally derived right to peacefully assemble, but enquiring minds would like to know: what on earth were you protesting? From what I observed, it seemed to be a march in support of illegal immigration and abortion, while at the same time admonishing global warming and Donald Trump’s spray tan. Was the intent of this march to revel in our womanliness and celebrate our Sisterhood? If so, it fell short of its goals because participants with my particular choice of president, political ideology, and pro-life belief were prohibited from participating in this march. #ResistBigotry Were you marching in the streets after news broke that Hillary Clinton received millions in campaign contributions from countries that virtually and even literally enslave women? Were you demonstrating in the streets when Bill Clinton cheated on his wife and abused women inside the Oval Office? Where were you when Hillary Clinton and Barrack Obama declared that marriage should be between a man and a woman? Did you protest when countless generations of women were and continue to be forced to undergo genital mutilation in Mali? Where were you when millions of female fetuses had their lives ended by abortion? Did you take a stand when young women were forced to freely bleed in “period tents” because of the lack of feminine-hygiene...