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Gender Fluidity: Schools to Teach Children
There’s No Such Thing as Boys or Girls

Todd Starnes
Fairfax County Public Schools released a report recommending changes to their family life curriculum for grades 7 through 12. The changes, which critics call radical gender ideology, will be formally introduced next week. “The larger picture is this is really an attack on nature itself – the created order,” said Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council.

Stop the NGO Anti-Energy Menace
Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser
The “new energy” comes out of the proclamations by non-government, non-accountable, and totally irresponsible organizations like Greenpeace, Sierra Club, D. Suzuki Foundation, 350-org, Avaaz, and their THOUSANDS of offshoots, affiliates, sympathizers, hangers-on, and totally blind, deaf, and entirely misled cohorts.


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Week ending 17 May 2015

Former NYPD Commish Blames Eric Holder for 'War on Police'
Howard Safir, former NYPD Police Commissioner ripped into former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder for starting a war against police officers and law enforcement agents. "Unfortunately, Eric Holder, the previous attorney general, had a war on police. He spent more time investigating police departments than he did investigating criminals," Safir said.
A Police Week Plea to President Obama
Dear Mr. President:

Lt. Randy Sutton (ret.)
I feel pain in my heart for feeling that it is necessary to ask this of you. As the leader of this nation, I should not hesitate in my belief that you respect, honor, empathize, and support those who protect their communities with their lives. But Mr. President, it saddens me to say that I do not believe that you do.
A Train Crashes, and Democrats Jump the Tracks
Carl M. Cannon
Even in the context of our hyper-partisan politics, the press release that landed in my inbox Thursday morning was surprising in its ugliness. “Republican Cuts Kill… Again,” it screamed, announcing a new attack ad funded by a fledgling liberal group called The Agenda Project Action Fund.
Iran Nuke Deal: Obama’s ‘Snap Back’ Sanctions Fantasy
Arnold Ahlert
President Barack Obama’s dubious assertions regarding a nuclear deal with Iran took another hit Wednesday. Russia’s UN Ambassador Vitaly Churkin told Bloomberg News the president’s promise regarding “snapback sanctions” if Iran cheats is essentially a pipe dream.“There can be no automaticity, none whatsoever,” the Ambassador stated without elaborating.
Cheryl Mills, Hillary Clinton’s Consigliere, Covers Up Her Scandals
Paul Sperry
Mills has a long track record of hiding Clinton documents. Since the 1990s, Mills has been at Hillary’s side – first as a White House lawyer, then as her closest and most loyal adviser at the State Department, and now as a key member of the Clinton Foundation board, which is under fire for raking in hundreds of millions of dollars from dubious foreign sources in alleged influence-peddling deals.
GOP Has Waited Two Years for Info on
IRS Correspondence with Dem Senators

Washington Republicans said this week that their requests to the IRS for correspondences between the agency and congressional Democrats remain unfulfilled after two years, raising questions about whether the Obama administration is trying to withhold information for a third-straight election cycle.
George Stephanopoulos’s Clinton Foundation Hypocrisy Is Staggering
Victor Davis Hanson
The problem with George Stephanopoulos’s Clinton-gate mess is that his own words prove him to be both a bully and a hypocrite, as well as abjectly unethical. Set aside the fact that – if not outed – he would likely never have informed his viewership about his contributions to the Clinton Foundation.
Now every story Stephanopoulos has ever done about the Clintons is suspect.
Stephanopoulos, ABC Have Not Fully Disclosed Clinton Ties
Peter Schweizer, author of Clinton Cash
What ABC News' top anchor has done is far different than the "honest mistake" ABC called it in a statement earlier this week. What is certain is that Stephanopoulos' ethical malpractice and hidden-hand journalism have done further injury to an essential, if beleaguered, institution, one already battling to preserve legitimacy.
Now every story Stephanopoulos has ever done about the Clintons is suspect.
George Stephanopoulos has Forfeited All Trust as a Newsman
Michael Goodwin
My, my, the bigger they are, the dumber they think we are. Dan Rather of CBS was toppled by a phony document scam. Lyin’ Brian Williams at NBC casually mixed fact with self-aggrandizing fiction. Now George Stephanopoulos is caught in a Clinton web of deceit at ABC. The hat trick of arrogant anchor scandals helps explain why Americans don’t trust network news.
Now every story Stephanopoulos has ever done about the Clintons is suspect.
George Stephanopoulos’ Twitter Explodes with Calls for Resignation
People ticked off with George Stephanopoulos took to Twitter this week to demand his resignation. With each tweet, there were many responses about his donations to the Clinton Foundation.

How the Clintons Worked Haiti
Scott Johnson
Mary Anastasia O’Grady extends one prong of Peter Schweizer’s case against the Clintons in Clinton Cash. O’Grady has previously explored the unsavory Clinton angle in the reconstruction of Haiti following the 2010 earthquake.
Fact Checker Slams 'Tendentious' Hillary Clinton Tax Rhetoric
Earns 'Top' Rating – Four Pinocchios

Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton flubbed the facts last week when she claimed that illegal immigrants pay more in taxes than large corporations, according to a Washington Post fact-check.
4 Pinocchios
Sharpton’s Daughter Sues NYC for $5 Million Over Sprained Ankle
Thomas Lifson
The apple doesn’t fall very far from the tree, even in the Big Apple. Or, as Kathianne Bonniello of the New York Post puts it, “She learned at the feet of the master.” Shakedown artist Al Sharpton’s eldest child wants $5 million from city taxpayers after she fell in the street and sprained her ankle, court records show.
Marco Rubio Schools Jeb Bush on Foreign Policy
Marco Rubio proved he can hang with the big hawks in his first foreign policy speech since he declared his run for president. As compared to Jeb Bush, who fumbled and stumbled through his first major national security address, Marco Rubio delivered a master class on foreign policy that spoke to the soul of the right's hawkish neoconservatives.
22 Very Inconvenient Climate Truths
Jean-Pierre Bardinet
According to the official statements of the IPCC "Science is clear" and non-believers cannot be trusted. But anyone with some scientific background who takes pains to study the topics at hand is quickly led to conclude that the arguments of the IPCC are inaccurate, for many reasons of which here is a non-exhaustive list.
Wind Energy 'Myths' Are Spun by Lobbyists, Salesmen 
Mary Kay Barton
[A May 2nd] letter in the Union-Sun & Journal by American Wind Energy Association representative Tom Vinson was typical of wind industry sales propaganda and deserves correction. The reality is: Industrial wind is a net loser, economically, environmentally, technically and civilly. Let's examine how...
A Texas Rancher Just Found Startling Proof That ISIS Is Here
Ronak Kallianpur
When a Texas rancher found something unsettling on his property, he thought it might be a good idea to check his security camera footage to see what could have brought this strange item to his back yard.
Here's What Celebrities' Lawns Look Like During California's Drought
"Let them drink dust!" As these aerial photos from The Post prove, Hollywood celebrities like Kim Kardashian, Barbra Streisand and Jennifer Lopez continue to suck up water to keep their gardens fresh and lawns green, while Southern California withers from a devastating drought.
Fidel's Millions and Streisand's Lawn
The Eternal Hypocrisy of the Left.

Jeffrey Lord
This is how the Left works. This is how socialism works. As noted back there in pre-Reagan 1976 by Hedrick Smith, the New York Timesman who covered Moscow and recorded his observations in a bestseller called The Russians, the leftist double-standard of elitist socialist privilege versus the workers poverty was well embedded into the system.
God Isn't Making Transsexual Children, Lib-Left Politics Is
Judi McLeod
It wasn't God who made Honky Tonk Angels, as the 1952 jukebox blared it. Nor is it God making Transsexuals of the children of the day. Loose morals made Honky Tonks from bar flies. It's a politically correct fueled pop culture behind the sudden rush to Transsexual Transformation.
Liberals Finally Get a Taste of Obama's Arrogance
Jonah Goldberg
These are not good times for the Republic... But they are amusing times, at least for those of us capable of extracting some measure of mirth from the president's predicament. With the sand running out on the Obama presidency, it's finally dawning on the president's friends and fans that he can be a real jerk.
Feds Take to Social Media to Combat Paltry Michelle O Lunch Photos
The U.S. Department of Agriculture has decided to combat the onslaught of paltry school lunch photos being posted by students on social media by publishing some of their own. Call it an attempt to win the PR battle as the skimpy, disgusting school lunches appearing on Facebook and Twitter continue to turn the stomachs of students and parents alike.
24/7 Public Schooling Breeds Goosesteppers and Cultural Orphans
A. Dru Kristenev
Every time an education advocate, particularly one who is not a classroom teacher such as Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, suggests that taking children under the wing of government for fulltime supervision is a good idea, hackles should rise. There is only one reason to oversee education as a never-ending training camp: to pattern students’ thinking according to approved government standards, which means compulsory assimilation.
Federal Immigration Courts Overwhelmed
Driven by last summer’s surge of illegal immigration from Central America, the already large backlog in federal immigration courts has reached an all-time high with more than 445,000 pending cases, according to a new report.
41 Dems Defy Pelosi In Defense Vote
Has She Lost Her Magic Broomstick?

A significant number of Democrats voted for the defense authorization Friday despite pressure from their leadership to oppose it over how it would fund the Pentagon.

Week ending 10 May 2015

The Baltimore Democrats Built
Marc A. Thiessen
Martin O'Malley (D) says he plans to announce his presidential campaign in Baltimore. Perhaps he'll used a burned-out police car or a looted storefront as his backdrop. The former Maryland governor and Baltimore mayor tried to blame last week's unrest on structural problems in our economy, outsourcing and a failure to invest in infrastructure. Nice try.
Hillary Rodham Romney
The battle to define Hillary Clinton is on – and she's losing

Matthew Continetti
Hillary Clinton is moving so quickly to the left that it's hard to keep up. There's desperation to Clinton's moves, an almost panicked energy, to close the gap between her and her party's base. If Elizabeth Warren called for full Communism, Clinton would be at the barricades the next day.
Report: Obama Lied About bin Laden Raid
Author Seymour M. Hersh accuses Obama of rushing to take credit for the al Qaeda leader's death. This decision, Hersh argues in the London Review of Books, forced the military and intelligence communities to scramble and then corroborate the president’s version of events.
Clinton Camp’s ‘Fact-Check’ on Uranium Deal Comes Under Fire
A Kazakh official involved in brokering a controversial mining deal for a major Clinton Foundation donor is behind bars for his role in the transaction, undercutting a Clinton campaign "fact-check" that attempted to dismiss ethical questions about the former president's ties to the lucrative contract.
MSNBC Says Black Cops Charged in Freddie Gray’s Death are
Actually “White African-Americans”

Ledge Slater
Move over George Zimmerman, you notorious “white Hispanic”, you!   There’s a new sheriff in town, or rather anthropologist, and she knows who’s “white” or a “whiter”-non-White better than even CNN!
What Cops Know About ‘Lone Wolves’ Most People Don’t
Mike Wood
While the “lone wolf” threat may perplex some politicians, it’s an old and familiar story to street cops, who deal with solo attackers every day – they call them “criminals.” So, here are three truths about “lone wolves” that all street cops know.
It Is a Bad Time to Be In the Renewable Energy Industry
Marita Noon
2015 may go down in the books as the year support for renewable energy died – and we are only a few months in. Policy adjustments – whether for electricity generation or transportation fuels – are in the works on both the state and federal levels.
Steve Wynn: Economic Recovery ‘pure fiction’
Las Vegas Icon Says Don't Believe Gov’t Stats on Jobs, Inflation

"The idea that America is in the midst of a great recovery is pure fiction. It's a lie. It's a jobless recovery," Wynn said. "Because recoveries are marked by the level of real employment. And if you count the people who have left the work force, real unemployment is 15 to 20 percent."
Offers a lesson in economics 101
Gov't Wasting $294 Billion On Expired Programs
The federal government is set to spend at least $294 billion of taxpayer money on hundreds of expired programs this year alone, according to a report released Thursday. The 19-page "America's Most Wasted" report from Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., is the first in a series of oversight studies meant to shed a light on wasteful and duplicative government spending.
Idiot Democrat Who Voted Against Keystone
Now Wants to Ban Rail Shipments of Crude Oil After Latest Crash

Asked if a ban would be perceived as too drastic, Rep. Nita Lowey, D-Harrison, said strong action was needed on oil trains. When presented with the opportunity to vote for a common-sense pipeline that could already be transporting oil, Lowey voted no. The reporter apparently forgot to ask her about this.
Former UN Chief Kofi Annan Bemoans Growth of Middle Class
Wants Americans to Eat Insects to Fight Global Warming

James Taylor
Annan criticized people in Western democracies for not embracing insect food sources linked to poverty in developing nations. Annan misses a very important point. People in poverty-stricken Third World nations generally do not "choose" to eat insects to "balance" their diets. They resort to eating insects because they live in abject poverty and cannot afford steak or chicken Florentine.
The Iceman Cometh?
Could a Quiescent Sun Portend a New Little Ice Age?

Paul Driessen
Global cooling commanded extensive media attention in the mid-1970s. Then Earth started warming, and the environmentalist, media, political and regulatory classes began raising alarms... But what if Earth is about to enter another Little Ice Age? Al Gore, President Obama and other alarmists never want to talk about THAT.
Armed Citizen Saves Officer Under Attack In Oklahoma
A rookie Oklahoma City police officer became separated from his partner during a foot pursuit and managed to close in on the robbery suspect they were chasing. The suspect managed to get control of the officer’s baton and started striking him in the head repeatedly, and the incident might have become another murder of an officer in the line of duty if it wasn’t for an armed citizen stepping in to save the day:
Don’t Think the BATFE Will Stop at Green
Chris W. Cox
On Friday, Feb. 13, 2015 – the eve of a three-day weekend, with members of Congress back in their home states – BATFE quietly announced its intention to ban the manufacture and importation of the M855 cartridge. The plan was to take the second-most common variety of ammunition for the most popular rifle in America, the AR-15, off the market.
Subway Besieged On Twitter After Employee – In Uniform – Praises
Cop Murders On Facebook

Right Scoop
A degenerate piece of trash praised the murder of two cops in Mississippi last night on Facebook, but the bigger mistake she made was to do it in uniform. Today Subway has been inundated with tweets demanding she be fired.
Energy Poverty: The Obama EPA Plan Ensures That
Blackouts Will Be In Our Future

Larry Bell
Unlike populations in most other parts of the world, we Americans take vital benefits of dependable electricity for granted. We simply plug into an outlet or flip on a switch and fully expect that our lights will go on, our computers will charge, our coffee will heat up, our air conditioners will function, and yes, our generous taxpayer subsidized plug-in vehicles will run again until tomorrow.
21-yr-old Boy Wonder Building Conservative Counter Group to

In the three years since, Kirk has built his organization, Turning Point USA, into the go-to group for reaching young conservatives. It has a presence on 800 college campuses, where fieldworkers hand out posters and collect e-mail addresses.
Governor’s Report: NY Schools are Failing;
Cuomo Calls for Dramatic Reform

Among the fixes proposed by the governor are adopting new standards for teachers in light of evidence only two-thirds of new teachers were as adept at reading as a high-school senior, adding 100 charter schools, and granting more authority to state government to turn around failing schools.
Dale Jr.'s Genuine Emotion Not Seen Enough In Sports
Holly Cain
Turns out NASCAR's perpetual most popular driver, two-time Daytona 500 champ and most recent Sprint Cup Series winner may be more like the rest of us than we ever considered. Watching and listening to Dale Earnhardt Jr. celebrate his win last Sunday at Talladega Superspeedway, there were unmistakable elements of humility, relief and joy.
Dale Earnhardt Jr. #88

Week ending 3 May 2015

Biden Reveals Deceitfulness of Administration On Iran
Investor's Business Daily
Vice President Joe Biden says that we have to go through with the Obama nuclear deal because Tehran can and will manufacture eight nukes if we don't. How many will it make if we do? The Iranians "already have paved a path to a bomb's worth of material," Biden told the Washington Institute for Near East Policy on Thursday. Biden has exposed the fact that Obama, as on so many other things, wasn't being honest with us.
Riot-Plagued Baltimore Is a Catastrophe Entirely of the
Democratic Party's Own Making

Kevin Williamson
St. Louis has not had a Republican mayor since the 1940s... Atlanta... last had a Republican mayor in the 19th century... Philadelphia has not elected a Republican mayor since 1948. The last Republican to be elected mayor of Detroit was congratulated on his victory by President Eisenhower.
Hello! Watchdog Finds 6,400 Missing Lois Lerner Emails
the IRS Said Were Forever Lost

The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration is in the process of turning the emails over to the Senate Finance Committee, which is investigating whether the IRS wrongly targeted conservative and other groups seeking tax-exempt status, committee spokesman Aaron Fobes said... The investigation is ongoing and the Treasury deputy inspector general has said officials are examining the possibility of criminal activity.
Baltimore Mayor Blames Media for Twisting Her Words
Arthur Weinreb
Yesterday the mayor blamed the media for taking her words out of context. She claims she never said safe spaces were being created for those people who want to "destroy." Rawlings-Blake accused the media of a "blatant mischaracterization" of her comments. She is now claiming what she meant is that a space was created for peaceful protesters and that allowed the rioters to use that space.
A-10 Warthog Dogfight
House Panel Votes to Keep the A-10 Warthog Flying Another Year
The House Armed Services Committee voted early Thursday morning to keep the A-10 attack jet flying another year, as the panel marked up its 2016 defense policy bill. An amendment, proposed by Rep. Martha McSally (R-Ariz.), would prohibit the Air Force from taking any moves to retire the plane, something it has been trying to do for several years under budget constraints.

Air Force Mulls Mothballing F-16s if Congress Blocks A-10 Retirement
"Rigorous oversight, endorsements from soldiers and Marines about the protection only the A-10 can provide, and repeated deployments in support of OIR (Operation Inherent Resolve in Iraq and Syria) have persuaded Chairman Thornberry and many members from both parties that the budget driven decision to retire the A-10 is misguided," according to language in the HASC markup.

Saving a Plane That Saves Lives
Martha McSally
When American troops find themselves fighting for their lives, there is no better sound than an A-10, a plane officially nicknamed the Thunderbolt II but known affectionately by the troops as the Warthog, firing its enormous 30-millimeter gun at the enemy. It might not be pretty, but the A-10 is our most capable close air-support aircraft, and its arrival on the battlefield signals survival for our troops and annihilation for our enemies.
Palin: Obama 'flirting with the devil' on Iran
“We must realize Iranian leadership refuses to acknowledge Israel’s right to exist, and, in fact is hell-bent on Israel’s, and ultimately our, annihilation,” Palin wrote on her Facebook page. “The only thing standing between a president who’d jeopardize our country by ignoring our Constitution, and foes capitalizing on lopsided international treaties that weaken our allies, is Congress,” she said.
EPA Boss Cheers 'we need you' to Foul-Mouth Rappers
EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy told attendees of a music festival "we need you," in between groups who rapped, "Looking at that white girl, trying to get that white money," and "Got a super bad b-tch, no ass, no t-ts, but I really do love her like sh-t." "EPA's success only happens when your voice is joined in," McCarthy said.
Global Warming to Replace Gospel as EPA is Spending $84,000 –
Can Churches Be Used To Combat Climate Change?

Judi McLeod
"A taxpayer-funded graduate fellowship at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is examining 17 faith-based institutions that have implemented "sustainability initiatives" in the hopes of developing workshops to teach pastors and other religious leaders how to change the behaviors of their congregants.
Silencing Skeptics, Conservatives and Free Speech
Paul Driessen
The Secret Science Reform Act (S. 544) and its House counterpart would require that the Environmental Protection Agency develop its regulations and the science behind them in the open, and allow experts and other interested parties to examine data, evidence and studies that supposedly support EPA standards and mandates that could cost billions of dollars and millions of jobs. This should not be controversial.
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Pizza Shop Worker Loves Seattle’s New $15 Minimum Wage,
Until He Finds Out That It Cost Him His Job

Devan Jeran said that while the law was being discussed all he heard about was how the mandatory minimum wage increase would make life better for him, but that doesn’t seem to be the case. “If that’s the truth, I don’t think that’s very apparent. People like me are finding themselves in a tougher situation than ever,” he said.
Reality sucks
Minimum-Wage Hikes Hit a San Francisco Comic-Book Store
Brian Hibbs says that the $15-an-hour minimum wage will require a staggering $80,000 in extra revenue annually. “I was appalled!” he says. “My jaw dropped. Eighty-thousand a year! I didn’t know that. I thought we were talking a small amount of money, something I could absorb.”
Reality sucks
Bribing the People with Their Own Money
Benjamin Domenech
On Tuesday Florida Gov. Rick Scott announced he is suing the Obama administration, claiming its unwillingness to extend $1 billion in federal funding for a program designed to help low-income Floridians is an attempt to coerce the state into expanding Medicaid.
Ohio Lawmakers Want Medicaid Recipients to Pay More
House Republicans want Medicaid recipients to shop for treatment and invest their own money into their health care. Proposed changes to the two-year, $71.5 billion budget would require certain individuals receiving Medicaid to invest 2 percent of their family income or $1 per month, whichever is greater, into a state-managed health savings account called a "buckeye account."
Nearly Half of ObamaCare Exchanges Face Financial Woes
Many of the online exchanges are wrestling with surging costs, especially for balky technology and expensive customer call centers – and tepid enrollment numbers. To ease the fiscal distress, officials are considering raising fees on insurers, sharing costs with other states and pressing state lawmakers for cash infusions.
Astroturf: The Anti-Gunners’ Playing Field
Chris W. Cox
Gun owners have become all too familiar with two unfortunate facts of life in 21st-century America. First, we know the mainstream media is not interested in reporting the facts when it comes to the Second Amendment. Second, Everytown for Gun Safety’s Michael Bloomberg, and like-minded anti-gunners, will stop at nothing to destroy our freedoms.

Gun Ban Upheld,
Federal Appellate Court Uses "Feelings" to Justify It

The U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision on Monday allowing a Chicago-area gun and magazine ban to stand. Such bans are justifiable, according to the court, merely on the basis that they "may increase the public's sense of safety."

Green Means "Go" To Ban All Ammo
When you think of the Obama administration's stalled threat to ban popular rifle ammunition under the rubric of prohibited "armor-piercing" handgun ammunition, think of the movie "The Terminator," and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s famous line – "I'll be baaaack." Because they will be back.
Cops: Man Who Shoots, Kills Would-Be Carjacker Outside Store
Did ‘right thing’

Investigators say the 31-year-old man with a concealed weapons permit was in Macey's parking lot in Orem, 45 miles south of Salt Lake City, when he heard a woman's screams as she was being pulled from her SUV by the suspect.
Justice Alito: Why Not Let 4 Lawyers Marry One Another?
In the oral arguments presented yesterday in the Supreme Court on the question of whether the U.S. Constitution guarantees two people of the same sex the right to marry one another, Justice Samuel Alito asked whether – if two of the same sex have a right to marry – why not four people of opposite sexes. "Would there be any ground for denying them a license?" Alito asked.
Prominent M.D.: 'Gender confusion' a Fleeting Mental Disorder
Throwing another monkey wrench in homosexual activists' claim that there is a "gay" gene – that homosexual behavior manifests from a biological condition rather than from a choice – a prominent psychiatrist argues that gender confusion is a temporary mental disorder that leads to suicidal tendencies, if nurtured.
Report: Obama’s Kenyan Family Has Disowned Him
The much-chronicled “complicated” relationship between Obama and his Kenyan family has reportedly utterly collapsed in the last few years, the family accusing him of turning a blind eye to them and only touting his Kenyan heritage for “political expediency.”
Buffett Affirms Junk Food, Citing Lack of Smiles at Whole Foods
Warren Buffett, whose Berkshire Hathaway Inc. is the largest investor in Coca-Cola Co. and owns See’s Candies, affirmed his confidence in the market for sugary treats, even as the health costs of sweets become better known. Buffett, 84, told shareholders at Berkshire’s annual meeting Saturday in Omaha, Nebraska, that happiness is important to longevity and that consumers enjoy Coke products.

Week ending 26 April 2015

Hillary On The Brink of Collapse
Michael Goodwin
A passage from Ernest Hemingway fits the moment. In The Sun Also Rises, one character asks, “How did you go bankrupt?” and another responds: “Two ways. Gradually, then suddenly.” The exchange captures Hillary Clinton’s red alert. She’s been going politically bankrupt for a long time, and now faces the prospect of sudden collapse.
Author Alleges Bill Clinton Just Quit
Education Company Because of Clinton Cash

Joshua Green & Jennifer Epstein
Former President Bill Clinton stepped down from his position at Laureate International Universities, part of Laureate Education Inc., on Friday. His five-year term as "honorary chancellor," the company and Clinton“s staff said, had expired. But Peter Schweizer, the conservative author of a forthcoming book examining the Clintons’ financial dealings, suggests a different explanation:
Obama“s Credibility Gap: The President Has Forfeited the People“s Trust In His Nuclear Negotiations with Iran
New York Daily News Editorial
In selling his nuclear deal with the Iranians, President Obama says that his “historic understanding” would “cut off every pathway that Iran could take to develop a nuclear weapon.” He asks the American people to trust his word and judgment. That trust must be denied, because Obama hasn’t been straight with the American people about Iran’s nuclear capabilities.
Russian Hackers Obtained Obama's Unclassified Emails
Citing officials briefed on the investigation, The New York Times reported Saturday that while the hackers did not appear to have breached more carefully guarded servers that contain Obama’s BlackBerry messages, they did manage to obtain access to email archives of people with whom Obama communicated.
Charity Watchdog: Clinton Foundation a ‘slush fund’
The Clinton Foundation’s finances are so messy that the nation’s most influential charity watchdog put it on its “watch list” of problematic nonprofits last month. The Clinton family’s mega-charity took in more than $140 million in grants and pledges in 2013 but spent just $9 million on direct aid. The group spent the bulk of its windfall on administration, travel, and salaries and bonuses, with the fattest payouts going to family friends.

Veteran Defense Lawyers See Possible Criminal Inquiry for Clintons
With a sitting Democratic senator recently indicted on federal bribery and corruption charges, top criminal defense lawyers in the nation’s capital say Democratic presidential front runner Hillary Clinton could conceivably face similar scrutiny, amid mounting disclosures about the tangled finances of her family’s philanthropic foundation.
Admission: Clinton Foundation Admits Making Mistakes
Will Refile 5 Years of Taxes

The non-profit foundation and its list of donors have been under intense scrutiny in recent weeks. Republican critics say the foundation makes Hillary Clinton, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination in 2016, vulnerable to undue influence. After a Reuters review found errors in how the foundation reported government donors on its taxes, the charity said last week it would refile at least five annual tax returns.
NYT: NBC's Brian Williams Inquiry is Said to Expand
The investigation, conducted by at least five NBC journalists, was commissioned early this year after Mr. Williams was forced to apologize for embellishing an account of a helicopter episode in Iraq in 2003. He was subsequently suspended for six months from his anchor position on the "NBC Nightly News."

NBC Finds at Least 10 Brian Williams Embellishments
NBCUniversal CEO Steve Burke was briefed on the current findings at a Thursday morning meeting in New York. The meeting suggests that the network is nearing a decision about Williams' future. Williams, the anchor of "NBC Nightly News" for the past 10 years, was suspended nearly three months ago when a scandal erupted about his recounting of an Iraq War mission in 2003.

Prospect of Brian Williams Returning to 'NBC Nightly News' is Fading
The chatter among members of the TV news industry – many of whom were in Washington this weekend for the annual dinner of the White House Correspondents' Assn. – is that they cannot see a path for Williams to return. "If there was, don't you think we'd be hearing about it by now?" said one NBC News veteran.
Obama Literally Edits Out the Genocide,
Marks ‘Armenian Remembrance Day’

Bridget Johnson
The White House moments ago issued President Obama’s annual statement to mark Friday’s Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day, and as promised there is no genocide to be found. In fact, the White House press release just called it “Armenian Remembrance Day.”
Eric Holder’s Legacy – Interests of Barack Obama Came Before the Administration of Justice
Hans von Spakovsky & John Fund
As Attorney General Eric Holder finally departs, he leaves behind a demoralized Justice Department that has been politicized to an unprecedented degree. Attorneys general are obligated to enforce the law in an objective, unbiased and nonpolitical manner. They must demonstrate the highest regard for the best interests of the public and their sworn duty to uphold the Constitution and the laws of the United States.
Our Climate Models are WRONG says
Duke Study of 1,000 Years of Temperature Records

Statistically, it's pretty unlikely that an 11-year hiatus in warming, like the one we saw at the start of this century, would occur if the underlying human-caused warming was progressing at a rate as fast as the most severe IPCC projections,' Duke's Patrick Brown said.
Top Scientists Start to Examine Fiddled Global Warming Figures
Christopher Booker
My cue for [previous articles] was the evidence multiplying from across the world that something very odd has been going on with those official surface temperature records...Careful analysts have come up with hundreds of examples of how the original data recorded by 3,000-odd weather stations has been “adjusted”, to exaggerate the degree to which the Earth has actually been warming.
Red Ink Could Kill California Obamacare
Orange County Register Editorial
After two previous extensions, the open enrollment period for Covered California ends April 30. That deadline just might prove to be the tipping point for the state's two-year-old health insurance exchange... there's no more money coming from Washington after the state exhausts the $1.1 billion [tax dollars] it received from the federal government to get the Obamacare exchange up and running.

Week ending 19 April 2015

Obama’s Christianity: A Political Tool to Silence Christians
Raymond Ibrahim
Here in the United States, where Americans are used to hearing their president always invoke Christianity in a manner that silences Christians, United Kingdom Prime Minister David Cameron’s recent Easter message was moderately refreshing. Among other things, Cameron made it a point to say that “we should feel proud to say, ‘This is a Christian country.’”
What the Unearthed 1995 Video Tells Us about Obama
Jack Cashill
A professionally shot video of Barack Obama from 1995 has recently surfaced. In this hour-long presentation, Obama openly talks about his relationship with his mentor, Frank Marshall Davis, a Communist and pornographer. Perhaps more importantly, Obama gives us a much clearer picture of who he was in 1995.
Boko Haram Adopts ISIS' Bloody Religious Cleansing Strategy
The Islamic militant group Boko Haram is adopting ISIS' bloody strategy of stamping out Christianity with a frightening fervor, putting Nigeria's 70 million followers of Jesus in danger for their lives, fearful human rights advocates say.
NY Times: Book Questions Clinton Donations
Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich, by Peter Schweizer – a 186-page investigation of donations made to the Clinton Foundation by foreign entities – is proving the most anticipated and feared book of a presidential cycle still in its infancy.
Hillary’s Next Scandal to Break Soon…
Passenger Lists of Her Flights Ordered Released by Judge

Steven Ahle
A judge on Friday ordered the State Department to turn over passenger manifests to Citizens United as a result of a FOIA request that State had ignored. The quick ruling appears to show that judges patience for stonewalling by the Obama administration has reached it’s limit and they no longer feel like giving them the benefit of a doubt.
Hillary Clinton's Big Benefactor, Interpipe's Victor Pinchuk,
Has Trade Links with Iran

Rory Ross  –  Newsweek
Newsweek has seen declarations and documents from Ukraine that show a series of shipments from Interpipe to Iran in 2011 and 2012, including railway parts and products commonly used in the oil and gas sectors. Both sectors are sanctioned by the U.S. The Sec. of State, Hillary Clinton, was in charge of the sanctioned list.
Will the MSM cover for Her Heinous again?
Newsweek: Largest Individual Donor to Clinton Foundation
Has Trade Ties to Iran

Ed Morrissey
Victor Pinchuk’s company, Interpipe, has a U.S. subsidiary, which means that US sanctions apply across the entire organization. The agency for imposing penalties for sanctions violations in these cases, Newsweek's Ross notes, is the State Department. Who was in charge at the State Department during this period? None other than Hillary Clinton. Pinchuk was among an elite few dumping tons of money into the Clinton Foundation.
Will the MSM cover for Her Heinous again?
Clinton Embroiled in Scandal Again,
Frets Over ‘Enemies’ Discrediting Her

Mark Hemingway – Weekly Standard
Why on earth would a story about Clinton cashing large checks from a shady Ukranian oligarch be framed not about the scandal itself, but whether or not Hillary Clinton's supposed "enemies" would use it to discredit her? If she has, in fact, done something wrong or inappropriate – she deserves to be discredited and/or judged by voters.
The Sham Candidacy of Hillary Clinton –
and What It Means for the Republic

Michael Walsh
Let us please stipulate that in a rational world, a woman like Hillary Rodham Clinton would have absolutely no chance of being nominated for, much less elected, president of the United States... The only reason an HRC candidacy is even plausible is the influence of the legacy media, which has simply declared, by fiat, her suitability and her inevitability.
Wait, Anthony Weiner’s a Political Media Analyst Now?
Evan McMurry
If you’re thinking, “Wait, Anthony Weiner’s a media critic now?” you’re not alone. You may also be thinking: isn’t Huma Abedin, Weiner’s long-suffering wife, also Hillary Clinton’s long-suffering aide, and wasn’t she actually in said Scooby van during the trip?
FBI Admits That ALL Its Forensic Experts Exaggerated Hair Evidence
At Every Criminal Trial for Nearly 20 Years

The FBI and Justice Department have admitted forensic examiners from a DNA unit gave flawed evidence at nearly all United States criminal trials spanning 20 years. It has been reported that 26 employees in the agency's microscopic hair comparison laboratory overstated forensic matches so they favored prosecutors in the 1980s and 1990s.
EIA’s Annual Energy Outlook 2015:
Fossil Fuels Remain Predominant Energy Providers

On April 14, 2015, the Energy Information Administration (EIA) released its Annual Energy Outlook 2015 with projections through 2040. Assuming that the Obama Administration’s plan to regulate carbon dioxide emissions for existing power plants is not in force, EIA finds that:
More Fallout in Boston from the Slow-Motion Collapse of Big Wind
The [Deval] Patrick [D, MA] administration’s $113 million New Bedford marine terminal, built as a Cape Wind construction staging area, has become a taxpayer-funded boondoggle now that the controversial offshore wind farm project is virtually dead in the water.
New York Times Op-Ed:
It Was a Mistake to Believe the Hockey Stick

“If we mistakenly took the hockey stick seriously – that is, if we believed that natural fluctuations in climate are small – then we might conclude (mistakenly) that the cooling could not be just a random fluctuation on top of a long-term warming trend, since according to the hockey stick, such fluctuations are negligible.”
Surprised Solar Customers Find Themselves with Liens
Jeff Leeds says installing SolarCity’s panels on the roof of his home in the Northern California city of El Granada was the sorriest day of his life. Agreeing to the company’s 20-year lease was like partnering with the devil, he claims.
$410,265 Taxpayer Dollars Spent Studying ‘Satisfaction’ Levels of
Young Gay Men’s First Time

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has spent over $400,000 studying the satisfaction levels of the first sexual experiences of young gay men. The four-year study, being conducted by Johns Hopkins University, is examining the “meaning and function” of first “penetrative same-sex sexual experiences.”
Now it's the Bible That's Sexist
Judi McLeod
The 24,000-employee U.S. Pentagon which, like many government agencies, can only lay claim to having roughly 20 percent of females on staff, is on a crash course to take down the Bible, the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence – because all three "contribute to modern sexism".
Images from Cameras on Texas-Mexico Border Capture Steady Stream of Illegals Sneaking Into the U.S. with Packages of Drugs and Guns
The network of more than 1,000 motion detectors, similar to those used to film wildlife, have been placed strategically in areas that have not been secured – where Mexican citizens can cross and evade capture with ease. The startling images have been revealed as President Obama continues to fight to push through an executive order to shield illegal immigrants from deportation.
Texas Set to Approve Open Carry of Handguns;
Currently Open Carry of Long Guns is Legal

In contrast to its reputation for being permissive on firearms, Texas is one of six states, including California, New York and Florida, that currently bars citizens from openly carrying handguns. People who want to carry handguns in public on their person must obtain concealed-weapons permits and keep the weapons hidden.
Shriveled Grapes, Shriveled Liberty
George F. Will
In oral arguments Wednesday, the Supreme Court will hear the government defend its kleptocratic behavior while administering an indefensible law. The Agricultural Marketing Agreement Act of 1937 is among the measures by which New Dealers tried and failed to regulate and mandate America back to prosperity. Seventy-eight years later, it is the government’s reason for stealing Marvin and Laura Horne’s raisins.
Ben Affleck Wanted His Slave Owner Ancestor 'censored' from PBS Documentary – and Show's Host Covered It Up, Leaked Emails Reveal
Ben Affleck persuaded the producers of Finding Your Roots to edit out details of how his ancestors were slave owners even though it was a breach of PBS editorial rules... Instead viewers were shown heartwarming stories of how his third grandfather was a mystic in the Civil War and how his sixth grandfather was a patriot who fought in the American Revolution.
Another NBC Reporter, Richard Engel, Revises Phony War Story,
This Time in re His Kidnapping

Engel altered details of the kidnapping to make the story more sensational, claiming that he and members of his crew were captured by forces loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad (in fact it was a Sunni militant group) and that, as they were being rescued, he saw “one of his captors lying dead.”

Week ending 12 April 2015

TRUTH: The Cure for Cognitive Dissonance
Jim Quinn
When the BLS reports their monthly unemployment BS showing a 5.5% unemployment rate and Obama holds a press conference to pat himself on the back for the 10 million jobs he has created since 2009, the critical thinking truth seekers focus on the big lies in the numbers. 
Right to Bear Arms? Gun Grabbing Sweeping the Nation
Malia Zimmerman
"This kind of below-the-radar bureaucratic gun confiscation is a growing Second Amendment and property rights violation problem, particularly in strict gun control states like California, New Jersey and Massachusetts," said Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation.
NORAD Moving Comms Equipment Back to Cold War-Era Bunker Designed to Withstand Nuclear and EMP Attacks
The Pentagon has announced that NORAD (North American Aerospace Command) and the US Northern Command will be moving their communications equipment from Petersen Air Force base in Colorado Springs back to the Cheyenne Mountain bunker which was used during the Cold War era.
Russia’s Invasion of White House Computers:
The Story Still Has Not Been Told

John Hinderaker
CNN has made news with this headline: “How the U.S. thinks Russians hacked the White House.” Russian hackers behind the damaging cyber intrusion of the State Department in recent months used that perch to penetrate sensitive parts of the White House computer system, according to U.S. officials briefed on the investigation.
Hillary Clinton“s Private Server a Foreign Spy Magnet
J. Michael Waller
"In all, this is a counterintelligence disaster of truly epic proportions, not to mention that, since Clinton admitted she did not use higher-classification email systems at all" – systems like SIPR and JWICS, Schindler said – "we have to assume some bleed-over into her unsecured private email too, which makes this even worse."
Oh Hillary -- No!Oh Hill no!
Clinton’s Stale Presidential Plan Wrong for Nation

Michael Goodwin
 She’s been on the national stage for a quarter-century, though because of all the drama, it feels like we’ve lived through several lifetimes with her. Along the way, she’s reinvented herself more often than Madonna. While the spectacle of an aging hoofer trying to keep up with the kids is riveting, the kicks aren’t what they used to be and the odor of desperation is unavoidable.
Here’s a Breakdown of Every Scandal Swirling Around Hillary
Maureen Callahan
Expected to announce her presidential run Sunday, Hillary Clinton has been attempting to re-brand herself: She’s Hillary 2.0, campaigning out of Brooklyn, a more accessible, relatable candidate who learned the lessons of her bruising, failed 2008 bid: From now on, no equivocating, no entitlement, no dubious financial dealings. How much has changed?
Cuba’s Raśl Castro Absolves Obama of Blame for
U.S. Policies Toward Island

Cuban President Raśl Castro on Saturday called President Obama “an honest man... a humble man” who is not to blame for more than a century of U.S. oppression of Cuba and who is “courageously” trying to persuade Congress to lift the embargo against Cuba... “I apologize to Obama for expressing myself so emotionally,” Castro said. “President Obama has no responsibility for this.
Secret U.S. Memo for Congress says
Britain's 'special relationship' with America is Over

Washington believes that the ‘special relationship’ between Britain and the U.S. is over, according to a secret briefing document seen by The Mail [UK] on Sunday. The memo for members of Congress states damningly that ‘the UK may not be viewed as centrally relevant to the United States in all of the issues and relations considered a priority on the U.S. agenda’.
Obama Puts an End to the Monroe Doctrine
President Obama officially closed a chapter in U.S. history that has guided presidents since nearly beginning, indicating the United States will no longer act to resist overseas influence in the Hemisphere. Obama... disparaged past efforts by the United States to forestall the spread of Communism in Latin America and suggested similar missions would no longer be undertaken.
The Monroe Doctrine
LUDICROUS: Britain's Health System – Ranked 27th in the World – Slammed for Ridiculous, Wasteful Spending
The NHS is spending millions on prescriptions for suncream and toothpaste, a damning analysis has found. Some patients are even being given hangover tablets and Yakult yogurt drinks. Critics said it was 'ludicrous' that such items were being handed out when the NHS was rationing routine treatments.
Calif. Water Districts, Facing Catastrophe,
Defy Federal Order to Release Water for Fish

On Monday, two small rural water districts in Central California retained legal counsel and told the federal Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) that they wouldn’t release on schedule a 15,000 acre-foot “pulse” of water from their severely depleted reservoir. The “pulse” release, which raises the level and current of the Stanislaus River, is intended to assist a specific fish in its annual migration.
Court Case: Baltimore Police Used Secret Technology to
Track Cell Users Which FBI Has Tried to Conceal

The testimony shows for the first time how frequently city police are using a cell site simulator, more commonly known as a "stingray," a technology that authorities have gone to great lengths to avoid disclosing. The device mimics a cellphone tower to force phones within its range to connect. Police use it to track down stolen phones or find people.
Unions Battle for Survival In Key Strongholds as
Court Cases Challenge Forced Dues

The court cases in Illinois and California revolve around so-called "fair share" payments, or the dues unions extract from workers whose jobs stand to benefit from collective bargaining – whether or not the workers are technically union members.
Britain’s Version of Obamacare is About to Collapse
Sara Noble
Sir Bruce Keogh, medical director of NHS England recently said the health service needs a “complete transformation” to make it less reliant on hospitals. GP surgeries need more resources and are not meeting the demand. If changes aren’t made, England “may be forced to abandon free care for all.”
Muslim Barber Refuses to Cut Hair of Lesbian:
Whose Rights Trump Whose?

Howard Portnoy
This question is a real head scratcher in Canada, which passed a Multiculturalism Act in 1988, paving the way for an influx of immigrants with medieval attitudes toward second-class citizens (read: women and gays). Faith McGregor belongs to both groups.
I'm gay. And I want my kid to be gay, too.
Sally Kohn
More often than not, we define happiness as some variation on our own lives, or at least the lives of our expectations. If we went to college, we want our kids to go to college. If we like sports, we want our kids to like sports. If we vote Democrat, of course we want our kids to vote Democrat. I'm gay. And I want my kid to be gay, too.
Orthorexia Nervosa: Healthy Eating May Be the New Eating Disorder
Rebecca Reynolds
Orthorexia nervosa, the 'health food eating disorder', gets its name from the Greek word ortho, meaning straight, proper or correct. This exaggerated focus on food can be seen today in some people who follow lifestyle movements such as 'raw', 'clean' and 'paleo'.
Fitting Irony – Maya Angelou USPS Stamp Features
Stolen Quote Not Actually Hers

In an irony befitting only a rabid President Obama supporter, the USPS is releasing a stamp to honor Maya Angelou. The only problem is the quote accompanying the image of Mrs. Angelou is not actually hers – it's a fraud.

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