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from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” —Thomas Jefferson

“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error.
It is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.”
—Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson
“Immigrants soon find their place in urban life, they soon adopt, externally, town manners and opinions, but for a long time they remain foreign to civic thought. One cannot make a social philosophy one’s own as easily as a new costume. . . More menacing than barbarians storming the walls from without are the seeming citizens within – those who are citizens in gesture, but not in thought.”
—Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, p. 38 (1922)
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.”
—Pericles, Greek statesman, 495–429 BC

“I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of
individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.”
F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government (1973)

Truth is always stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense. — Mark Twain

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. — H. L. Mencken

To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil,
and in some small way to become evil oneself. —Theodore Dalrymple 


"Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward,
an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative,
by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction.
The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear."
—Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand

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Behind Trump's Latest Moves: A Return to Constitutional Government
F.H. Buckley
Do you remember how glum Barak Obama looked after last year's election? It wasn't because he liked Hillary Clinton. Instead, he was mourning for the last four years of his administration. He was looking at all his unconstitutional executive orders going down the tube... From 2013 to 2017 we experienced a period of monarchical government under good King Obama and his executive diktats. Under Trump we're seeing a return to constitutional government.

Scalias All the Way Down: While the Press Goes Wild Over Tweets,
Trump is Remaking the Federal Judiciary

Kimberly Strassel
The media remains so caught up with the president's tweets that it has missed Mr. Trump's project to transform the rest of the federal judiciary. The president is stocking the courts with a class of brilliant young textualists bearing little relation to even their Reagan or Bush predecessors. Mr. Trump's nastygrams to Bob Corker will be a distant memory next week. Notre Dame law professor Amy Coney Barrett's influence on the Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals could still be going strong 40 years from now.

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Week ending 15 October 2017

Great Again – Unemployment Claims Fall to Lowest Level in 43 Years, Despite Hurricanes
The total number of laid-off workers receiving unemployment benefits fell to 1.89 million at the end of September, the Department of Labor reported Thursday, the lowest such mark in nearly 44 years. And new claims for unemployment benefits dropped 15,000 to 243,000 in the first full week of October, according to the agency, as the job market bounces back from hurricane damage even faster than forecasters expected.
Consumer Sentiment in U.S. Unexpectedly Surges to 13-Year High
Americans' perceptions of the economy and their own finances rebounded following several major hurricanes, a University of Michigan survey showed Friday. The jump in sentiment, which was greater than any analyst had projected, may reflect several trends: falling gasoline prices following a hurricane-related spike; repeated record highs for the stock market; a 16-year low in unemployment; and post-storm recovery efforts driving a rebound in economic growth.
New Evidence Shows McCain Helped Fund FBI Plot to Frame Trump; Backed Bogus Russian Trump Dossier
New evidence from court documents and intelligence sources combine to show the unthinkable: U.S. Senator John McCain colluded with the FBI and possibly the DNC to sandbag President Donald Trump, before and after the 2016 election.
Obama's Climate Plan was a Failure on All Accounts
Clean Power Plan had Nothing to do with Hazardous Pollutants

Nicolas Loris
The Trump administration is dismantling President Barack Obama's climate legacy piece by piece, and this week it's taking an axe to arguably the biggest piece. In an expected move, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt officially began the process of rolling back the incorrectly named Clean Power Plan.
The Obama EPA's Crooked Prosecutors – The agency's carbon dioxide climate "endangerment finding" was a kangaroo court process
Paul Dreissen
Suppose a crooked prosecutor framed someone and was determined to get a conviction. So he built an entire case on tainted, circumstantial evidence, and testimony from witnesses who had their reasons for wanting the guy in jail. Suppose the prosecutor ignored or hid exculpatory evidence and colluded with the judge to prevent the defendant from presenting a robust defense or cross-examining adverse witnesses. You know what would happen – at least in a fair and just society.
Why Energy-Rich Australia Suffers the World's Priciest Power
A bungled transition from coal to clean energy has left resource-rich Australia with an unwanted crown: the highest power prices in the world. New Yorkers pay half as much as Sydneysiders to keep the lights on, despite Australia boasting among the world's largest coal and natural gas reserves, as well as ideal conditions for clean power generation.
Congress Should Feel No Obligation to Honor Obama's Promises to Iran
Philip Klein
The Iran Deal does not have the weight of a treaty that was negotiated by the executive branch and ratified by two-thirds of the Congress, as required by the U.S. Constitution. Because Obama lacked the support to make it a treaty, he negotiated it as an executive agreement. The benefit was that it allowed him to secure the deal, but the drawback was it left it open for revision or termination. He was aware of all of this, and went ahead with his deal anyway.
Why There is No Peace in the Middle East;
“There is no honor in peace”

Philip Carl Salzman
Peace is not possible in the Middle East because values and goals other than peace are more important to Middle Easterners. Most important to Middle Easterners are loyalty to kin, clan, and cult, and the honor that is won by such loyalty. There was no group and no loyalty above the tribe or tribal confederation until the rise of Islam. With Islam, a new, higher, more encompassing level of loyalty was defined.
Once Promised Paradise, ISIS Fighters End Up In Mass Graves
The Islamic State group once drew recruits from near and far with promises of paradise but now bodies of jihadists lie in mass graves or at the mercy of wild dogs as its "caliphate" collapses. Flies buzz around human remains poking through the dusty earth in the Iraqi town of Dhuluiyah, 90 kilometres (55 miles) north of Baghdad, at a hastily-dug pit containing the bodies of dozens of IS fighters killed in 2015.
Desert dogs are waiting
Ohio Muslim Migrant Runs Over Baby While Driving Illegally,
May Walk Free

While driving without a license, Somali Muslim migrant Muhuba Ali Mohamed, 31, swerved into the father and infant, running over the pair and killing baby Micah in what would be her second car crash in just 4 days. Although Mohamed has been charged and convicted of vehicular homicide, a county judge is actually mulling over allowing her to escape any jail time for the most bizarre reason.
Capital of Denial
Charles C.W. Cooke
In late July, the U.S. Court of Appeals struck down the District of Columbia's requirement that citizens give a good reason to carry a handgun in public. It's the third court loss in nine years for Washington, D.C.: Heller struck down the District's handgun ban in 2008, and they lost again in 2014, when the ban on carrying firearms was also blocked. As D.C. considers whether or not to appeal, one has to ask: Why is the city that houses the Constitution so determined to deny constitutional rights?

Sighting Down On the Second Amendment
Dave Merrick
Before a people are enslaved, before any nation is taken over, they are first disarmed. That's just history and common sense. From the inside or out, a nation is always first compromised by the removal of its ability to defend itself. Stalin, Hitler, Mao, et al., they all declawed whatever organism that stood in their way – most especially the people they intended to govern.

In Texas People Take Their Guns Everywhere with Them
The country adopted an "open carry bill" in 2015 that allows people to carry arms openly in public places. The law went into effect on January 1, 2016 and now it is common to see lots of people wearing guns on their person while shopping or eating out.
Cuomo to Keep Over $60,000 in Campaign Donations from
Harvey Weinstein

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D.) plans to keep more than half of the campaign donations he received from Democratic donor and Hollywood film mogul Harvey Weinstein after it was revealed last week that he had settled sexual harassment claims with at least eight different women. Cuomo, who has positioned himself for a potential 2020 presidential run, has raised $110,400 from Weinstein or his film studio. He is now facing criticism for not donating all the funds received from Weinstein.
Is Hillary Really Giving Away Harvey's Tainted Donations? Confusion Mounts Over Clinton's Pledge – While Her Usual Charity is Her Own Foundation and She Could Get a Handy Tax Break Too
Clinton broke her silence on Weinstein's sex assault scandal this week, and joined a chorus of other Democratic politicians who said they would return Weinstein's contributions or re-gift them to charity. And on Thursday reps for the defeated presidential candidate said that she would return $13,000, which Weinstein personally donated to her.
And they called Willie "slick"!
Getting Them Young
Matthew Vadum
In places like Edina, Minnesota, the Left has transformed K-12 schools into indoctrination factories whose overarching purpose is to train students to be reflexively racist and anti-American. Educators in Edina, a wealthy Minneapolis suburb, don’t even try to conceal their sinister goals. Elementary school students there are subjected to an A-B-C book titled A is for Activist.
Teenage Illegal Immigrant Crosses Border to Get Abortion.
Now It's Up to a Judge if She Can.

A judge is deciding Wednesday whether the state of Texas must help a teenage illegal immigrant get an abortion – a case that could have serious ramifications. Illegal immigrants do not have a constitutional right to abortion, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton said in a statement on Tuesday. Ruling in the girl's favor "will create a right to abortion for anyone on earth who enters the U.S. illegally," Paxton said.
Two 'Dreamers' Caught Smuggling Illegal Immigrants Into U.S.;
Are Dreamers Necessarily Victims of Circumstance?

Two young illegal immigrant "Dreamers" in the U.S. under protection of the Obama-era DACA deportation amnesty were caught smuggling illegal immigrants in separate incidents in Texas, authorities announced Thursday. The arrests come at a time when Congress is debating what to do about Dreamers, and the arrests could complicate the picture painted of Dreamers as law-abiding standouts who are victims of circumstance.
Sebastian Kurz, an Anti-immigration Millennial,
Elected Austria's Next Chancellor

Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz declared victory on Sunday in the race to become Austria’s chancellor, becoming the youngest head of state in the West. The 31-year-old Kurz and the center-right People's Party defeated the Social Democratic Party, which was the largest party in the Austrian parliament before Sunday.
AP: Christian Prayers Along Polish Border a
'Problematic Expression of Islamophobia'

On-the-ground sources said that over a million Poles turned out Saturday to pray the rosary along the country's 2,000-mile border for the salvation of their country. According to the spokesman for the Polish Bishops' Conference, Father Pawel Rytel-Andrianik, the event drew "millions of people" to pray the rosary together and was the second-largest prayer event ever held in Europe, after the 2016 World Youth Day.
Universal Coverage?
My Fourth Health Care Plan Just Died Thanks to Obamacare

Michelle Malkin
Cue the funeral bagpipes. My fourth health insurance plan is dead. Two weeks ago, my husband and I received yet another cancellation notice for our private, individual health insurance coverage. It’s our fourth Obamacare-induced obituary in four years.
Sex-Change Surgery Regrets on the Rise
Liberty Counsel
According to a report in The Telegraph, Professor Miroslav Djordjevic has seen a high number of “transgender” people who have undergone sex-change surgeries later express regrets and experience crippling depression and suicidal thoughts. Djordjevic cites two reasons: a lack of robust research on the topic and a lack of psychiatric evaluation and counseling before the surgeries.
Experts Warn Congress: North Korean EMP Would
Kill '90% of Americans' – Consider Nuclear First Strike

Chairman Dr. William R. Graham and Chief of Staff Dr. Peter Vincent Pry of the Commission to Assess the Threat to the United States from Electromagnetic Pulse (EMP) Attack told the Committee on Homeland Security that the U.S. is now facing a "doomsday scenario" as U.S. intelligence under the Obama administration grossly underestimated the capabilities of North Korea.
Insanity! Convicted Rapist Granted Joint Custody of
His 12-Year-Old Victim's Child

A judge has awarded a convicted rapist parenting time, and joint legal custody, of a child he conceived with a girl he raped when she was 12... He was also later convicted of another sexual assault on a child, according to media reports. The man, Christopher Mirasolo, 27, was awarded joint legal custody of an 8-year-old boy, nine years after he was convicted of raping the child's mother, after a DNA test established paternity of the child, said the victim's attorney.
Bossier, LA Sheriff to Boycott NFL Sponsor, Ford,
Due to Anthem Protests – Urges Other Sheriffs to Do Likewise

Bossier Parish Sheriff Julian Whittington said his office will no longer purchase Ford products after the automaker expressed support for NFL players' right to kneel in protest during the national anthem. Whittington said in his letter to Hixson Ford the sheriff's office has had a "pleasurable business relationship with your company," and that he hopes the dealership will encourage Ford Motor Company to cease advertising with the NFL until NFL leaders demand that its players "show proper respect for our nation's colors."

Week ending 8 October 2017

The Media Doesn't Understand Guns – and Doesn't Want To
Stephen L. Miller
The American political left and mainstream media pundits at large do not understand guns. They are not educated about them and they refuse to learn about them. They could not tell you the difference between an automatic or semi-automatic firearm. They don't understand what a suppressor does or does not do. It's safe to say most of them have not heard the term "bump stock" until this week.
The True Secret of the NRA’s Success
Jonah Goldberg
In the wake of the horror in Las Vegas this week, countless politicians, journalists and commentators are insisting that the National Rifle Association has a “stranglehold” on the Republican Party... The New York Times listed total NRA donations to certain GOP politicians alongside their statements offering condolences and prayers for the victims in Las Vegas. And the op-ed pages have been suffused with claims that the NRA has bought Republicans with blood money, stifling the popular will and thwarting democracy in the process. There’s just one problem: It’s not true.
Common Threads in Mass Murders
Dr. Robert R. Owens
What is that common thread? Is it a political affiliation? Is it a nationality? Is it a certain type of weapon? No. Overwhelming evidence points to the signal largest common factor in all of these incidents and it is the fact that all of the perpetrators were either actively taking powerful psychotropic drugs or had been at some point in the immediate past before they committed their crimes. It is the use of psychotropic drugs such as antidepressants that ties so many of these horrific events together. In case after case the perpetrators were either taking them or they had been taking them recently.
The Creation of Senseless Violence,
Psychiatric Drugs, and Kids Who Kill

Lora Mengucci
The rise in gratuitous and senseless violence is a disturbing recent addition to the community landscape. Psychiatrists have tried to sell us on all the wrong reasons for this – everything from a person's mental illness, poverty and broken families to genetic makeup; however, the fact missed by most is that psychiatric drugs, on an ever increasing rise in society and amongst school children, are actually creating acts of violence.
FBI's Shocking Report: The 'Ferguson effect' is Real
At first glance, the number seems like an error – as if an FBI statistician had accidentally transposed some digits in the bureau's annual report on crime released earlier this week. Alas, anyone who has been paying attention to violence in Chicago knows the FBI didn't make a mistake – the shocking number is accurate. Chicago's annual murder total jumped 86 percent in the space of two years, evoking memories of the early 1990s crack wars when annual homicide totals regularly approached 1,000.
California Has Quite an Interesting Take on “Progressivism”;
‘Sanctuary’ Will Lead to More Collateral Arrests

Ed Driscoll
ICE on Friday threatened more immigration raids in California’s neighborhoods and worksites one day after Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law new restrictions on how local police work with federal immigration authorities. “ICE will have no choice but to conduct at-large arrests in local neighborhoods and at worksites, which will inevitably result in additional collateral arrests.”
Why Did the Las Vegas Shooter Target a Country Music Festival?
Dr Helen Smith
Why did Paddock choose this particular venue for his mass murder? Did he alone choose it? Others have speculated that he had help or that he was given orders by someone else. Even ISIS has taken credit for the killings. What is going on? It's hard to say, but one thing is probably true: Paddock didn't choose this group randomly.

Diagnosed or Not, The Vegas Shooting is About Mental Illness
Andrea Ruth
The massacre in Las Vegas has rightly consumed an entire news cycle. But while the media, Democrats, and generic progressives go after gun control, mental illness is being completely sidelined once again. You might be thinking, "but we don't know if he was mentally ill or not." I would put to you this question in that case. Name one person who has killed innocent people who was not mentally ill in some way.
Psychiatrist: 'CNN's Gonna Have to Answer' for
Their Twisted Priorities on Mass Shootings

Psychiatrist Michael Welner told Fox News this morning that he thinks CNN's priorities, when it comes to mass shootings, are completely twisted. He said, "CNN's gonna have to answer for how they demonize gun enthusiasts and how CNN actually contributes to mass shooting."
Full segment [6 mins] It's worth it!
Tim Kaine Doubles Down On Clinton's Post-Vegas Silencer Claim,
Gets Fact-Checked

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine is getting fact-checked for claiming the Las Vegas shooter was "only" stopped because he did not have a silencer on his guns. The Virginia senator made the comments to The Washington Post on Monday, as his 2016 running mate Hillary Clinton made similar remarks – taking to Twitter to imagine how much deadlier the massacre might have been if silencers had been used.
Interesting Change of Strategery for Democrats on Gun Control
Ed Driscoll
“Too often, the people who have been the spokesperson for gun control have been Michael Bloomberg and, frankly, Jimmy Kimmel,” ... “And I like Michael Bloomberg,” wrote David Brooks. Well gee, if you don’t like Bloomberg and Kimmel, how ‘bout Nancy Pelosi? This is an interesting turn for the Democrats going forward. Who will believe them if and when they utter the ‘we’re just everyday folks, we’re not coming for your guns lies that Kerry and Obama uttered during their campaigns?’
CBS Fires VP Who Said Vegas Victims Didn't Deserve Sympathy
Because Country Music Fans 'Often are Republican'

CBS has parted ways with one of the company's top lawyers after she said she was "not even sympathetic" to victims of the Las Vegas shooting because "country music fans often are Republican," when discussing the mass shooting that unfolded in Las Vegas late Sunday night.
Victory! Department of Defense
Purges SPLC Information from Its Training Material

Jacob Grandstaff
The Department of Defense (DOD) has recently removed all its material related to extremist groups that came from the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). The DOD infamously used the discredited SPLC's data, which led it compare Catholic and Protestant Christians to al Qaeda, as examples of religious extremism.
Robert Mueller's Tom Price Problem
Jeffrey Lord
Did Robert Mueller ... reimburse the government just for his own seat on what the GAO describes as "unclassified nonmission flights" – which is what Price did? Or did Mueller do what Price did not – pay for the full cost of the flights in question. Since the cost of these flights would undoubtedly run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars if not several millions, one can reasonably suspect Mueller did exactly what Price did – pay only for the cost of his seat. In which case? Why, if he did exactly what Price did, is he back in government at all?
Teacher Prays That Only 'Trumptards'
Were Killed in Las Vegas Terrorist Attack

Carmine Sabia
It never ceases to amaze how the political side of the aisle that professes "love" can be full of loathsome vitriol towards their fellow Americans. In the aftermath of the terrorist attack in Las Vegas on Sunday that killed more than 50 people and injured more than 500, a self-described teacher named Ann took to social media to pray. But she didn't pray for the dead and injured victims and their families. Her prayer was that the only people that were killed at the country music concert were, who she called, "Trumptards."
Antifa Group Plans Nationwide
'Deface Columbus Day' Actions for Monday

Violent left-wing anarchists have announced a nationwide campaign to deface Christopher Columbus statues this coming Monday. Five Christopher Columbus statues have already been vandalized in New York City in recent weeks, according to Far Left Watch. In one case last month, vandals defaced a "larger-than-life" statue of Columbus in Central Park, leaving blood-red paint on his hands, and scrawled, "Hate will not be tolerated" and "#SomethingsComing" on its pedestal.

West Point Knew the Commie Cadet was an Avowed Marxist –
and Graduated Him Anyway

Spenser Rapone, who goes by @punkproletarian on his now private Twitter account, has indicated in posts online that he is a "socialist organizer" for the Democratic Socialists of America, an antifa supporter, and a Che Guevara fan who has contempt for the United States military.
Politicized Sustainability Threatens Planet and People
Paul Driessen
Sustainability (sustainable development) is one of the hottest trends on college campuses, in the news media, in corporate boardrooms and with regulators. There are three different versions. The most common definition is that “we may meet the needs of current generations” only to the extent that doing so “will not compromise the ability of future generations to meet their needs.”
It's Official: Trump Breaks Reagan Record in
Cutting Regulations in Only 9 Months

During his campaign, Donald Trump made cutting the red tape in Washington a major focus. And he's been proving that wasn't just an empty promise. According to a report from the Competitive Enterprise Institute, the new administration has managed to slash more regulations in nine months than Ronald Reagan did in years.
Move on, Michelle, and Take Barack and Hillary With You
Judi McLeod
Within days of trying to lay it on the masses that many people “don’t trust politics” because the Republican Party is “all men, all white”, comes the revelation that former First Lady Michelle Obama placed trust aplenty in disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein. Obama’s “wonderful human being” and “good friend” Weinstein will reportedly be suspended from his international film company pending an internal probe into multiple sexual harassment claims after at least eight legal settlements were made with women over alleged harassment.
Federal Contractor Fined for Illegally Donating
$200,000 to pro-Hillary Clinton Super PAC

FEC officials have fined a federal contractor on Thursday for donating $200,000 to a Hillary Clinton super PAC, setting a historic precedent. Federal contractors are prohibited from donating to political groups under the federal laws. A Massachusetts-based company, Suffolk Construction, was fined $34,000 for making two $100,000 donations in 2015 to a pro-Clinton Priorities USA Action group while having a million-dollar government contract.
NBC's Chuck Todd Suggests the Constitution
Excludes God-Given Rights

Jarrett Stepman
Todd not only fails to understand ideas that come straight from the Declaration of Independence – and placed at the cornerstone of our civilization – but describes those who believe in them to be dangerous and almost un-American. And it pretty succinctly explains why there is such a vast cultural chasm opening up in this country. Concepts that would have been universally understood in earlier times are lost.
Google Accused of Racketeering in Lawsuit
Claiming Pattern of Trade Secrets Theft

Architect Eli Attia spent 50 years developing what his lawsuit calls “game-changing new technology” for building construction. This week, a judge in Santa Clara County Superior Court approved the addition of racketeering claims to the lawsuit originally filed in 2014. Attia’s legal team uncovered six other incidents in which Google had engaged in a “substantially similar fact pattern of misappropriation of trade secrets” from other people or companies, according to a July 25 legal filing from Attia.
The Harvey Weinstein Scandal:
Why Are So-Called Feminists Defending This Creep?

Penny Young Nance
[T]his is Hollywood. This is Hugh Hefner’s world. This is the liberal paradise of promoting equal rights and justice for women, yet defending the men who use them for their own satisfaction, discarding them for younger versions every year, and then complaining about it years later when the women finally have the courage to say “enough!”
Bowe Bergdahl to Plead Guilty to Desertion,
Misbehavior Before the Enemy

Army Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl is set to plead guilty to charges of desertion and misbehavior before the enemy, The AP reported Friday. Bergdahl is accused of deserting his station in Afghanistan in 2009. He was held captive by armed Taliban militants until his release in 2014. President Trump has slammed Bergdahl as a "no-good traitor," saying he "should have been executed."
Puerto Rico Before the Hurricane: Trouble on Welfare Island
The Economist via Glenn Reynolds
“Puerto Rico has been a United States territory for more than a century, and its people have been citizens since 1917. They do not vote in national elections or pay federal income taxes, but those are not the biggest differences between Puerto Rican residents and their fellow American citizens. The island is distinguished by its poverty and joblessness, which are far worse than in any of the 50 states.”
Thick Ice
Craig Rucker
The Arctic is on thin ice.” Such is the cry of global warming apocalyptics who like to broadcast claims of doom-and-gloom surrounding the melting of the polar ice cap at the North Pole. Unfortunately for team warming, their ice narrative doesn’t hold up under scrutiny.
Ireland Honors Dead Commie Che Guevara
Matthew Vadum
He was an Argentinian revolutionary who served as Castro’s primary thug. He was especially infamous for presiding over summary executions at La Cabana, the fortress that was his abattoir. He liked to administer the coup de grace, the bullet to the back of the neck.
The postal service in the Republic of Ireland has decided to honor psychopathic mass-murdering communist Ernesto “Che” Guevara with a €1.00 (one euro) postage stamp on the 50th anniversary of his death. The decision was approved by Ireland’s cabinet, which didn’t bother to submit the matter to the Oireachtas, the country’s parliament.
Illegal Immigrant Breaks Into NJ Home, Rapes 6-Year-Old Girl
An illegal immigrant in New Jersey is accused of raping a 6-year-old girl then jumping out of a second-floor window after her father walked in during the assault, police said. When the father entered the bedroom, he found Edgar Mendoza, 32, on the young girl’s bed, police said. Mendoza leapt from the second-story window and ran off, police said. 
Welcome to the Dysfunction of Illinois Government
Diana Sroka Rickert
I walked into the Thompson Center on my first day, not knowing what to expect. In many ways, my new workplace was like any other large organization: big building, thousands of people and plenty of broken computers. Except this building is dilapidated, many of the employees are political hires and the computers will never be repaired, ever. And it’s all paid for by you, Illinois taxpayers. “Welcome to state government,” said a new colleague, as we boarded the elevator for the 16th floor.

Week ending 1 October 2017

Yet Another Major Russia Story Falls Apart.
Is Skepticism Permissible Yet?

Glenn Greenwald
Last Friday, most major media outlets touted a major story about Russian attempts to hack into U.S. voting systems, based exclusively on claims made by the Department of Homeland Security. So what was wrong with this story? Just one small thing: it was false. The story began to fall apart yesterday when AP reported that Wisconsin – one of the states included in the original report that, for obvious reasons, caused the most excitement – did not, in fact, have its election systems targeted by Russian hackers.
Communism Never Died – It was Cleverly Repackaged for the
Historically Impaired and Useful Idiots

Dr. Ileana Johnson
In 1950 Congress passed the Internal Security Act and, four years later, the Communist Control Act. It condemned communism and the Communist Party of the United States. Today a sizeable portion of Congress actually belongs to the Communist Party U.S.A. or is sympathetic to it. In a recent poll, 40 percent of Americans prefer communism to capitalism... To say that today's youth have learned nothing from history is an understatement. It is obvious in the Bolshevik and Stalinist cultural purge the BLM, a racist organization, and ANTIFA, a fascist organization, engage in largely undisturbed. No historical monument or statue seems to stand in their way of violence and destruction.
Great Again – 2nd Quarter GDP up 3.1%, vs 3% Rise Expected
In Spite of Effects of Two Hurricanes

The U.S. economy grew a bit faster than previously estimated in the second quarter, recording its quickest pace in more than two years, but the momentum probably slowed in the third quarter as Hurricanes Harvey and Irma temporarily curbed activity.
Trump E.O. to Allow People to Buy Insurance Across State Lines
President Trump said Wednesday that he will sign an executive order allowing people to buy health insurance across state lines – a move that would expand consumers' options and possibly lower costs. Trump called it a "very major" executive order that he would probably sign next week, so that " people can go out across state lines, do lots of things, and buy their own healthcare."
Sex Change Regret: Gender Reversal Surgery is on the Rise,
So Why Aren't We Talking About It?

Joe Shute
Five years ago, Professor Miroslav Djordjevic, the world-leading genital reconstructive surgeon, received a patient at his Belgrade clinic. It was a transgender patient who had surgery at a different clinic to remove male genitalia – and had since changed their mind. That was the first time Professor Djordjevic had ever been contacted to perform a so-called "reversal" surgery. Over the next six months, another six people also approached him, similarly wanting to reverse their procedures.
NOW-gang, Gay Activists are Furious Because
Teacher Can’t Tell Fifth Graders to Use Gender-Neutral Pronouns

Teacher Chloe Bressack, who identifies as gender neutral, sent a note home to parents saying that she expected their fifth-grade children to address her as “Mx. Bressack” and to use plural pronouns when discussing her singular self. The backlash from parents was intense.
Conservative Student is Now ‘HIS MAJESTY’ After
University of Michigan Lets Everyone Make Up Their Own Pronouns

A conservative student at the University of Michigan has fairly brilliantly subverted a new campus-wide policy intended to force professors – and the entire campus community – to use exotic pronouns to refer to students who insist they belong to some alternate, fictional gender. The student, Grant Strobl, has declared that he shall henceforth be referred to as “His Majesty, Grant Strobl.”
Puerto Rican CEO: Local Government ‘Corrupt’ and
‘Totally Inexperienced’ in Maria Cleanup

The head of an international engineering firm in Puerto Rico said in an editorial Saturday that when the time came to send 50 of his engineers to help in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, he bypassed local officials and went straight to FEMA. The reason, said Jorge Rodriguez, the CEO of PACIV, in an editorial in the New York Post, is that “for the last 30 years, the Puerto Rican government has been completely inept at handling regular societal needs, so I just don’t see it functioning in a crisis like this one.”
Cautions U.S. Congress: “Watch out what relief funds you approve”
‘Fake News’ Mayor Carmen Cruz Weighs in from Puerto Rico
Judi McLeod
There’s this one dirty little secret that San Juan, Puerto Rico Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, aided and abetted by CNN, is squatting on: Even though Puerto Rico was 73 BILLION dollars in debt, its truck drivers went on strike – before Hurricane Maria hit.

Geraldo Rivera Calls BS on San Juan Mayor’s False Trump Blame:
‘I’m Here. Who is Dying?’

Tom Tillison
You called down the thunder. Well, now you’ve got it! The mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico, may have bitten off more than she can chew in politicizing the Trump administration’s relief efforts following Hurricane Maria now that Geraldo Rivera is on the case.

Fellow Puerto Rico Mayor Rips San Juan Mayor –
‘She’s Not Participating In Any Meetings’

Guaynabo's mayor, Angel Perez, said in an interview with The Daily Caller that his experience with the federal government has been different from Cruz's, in part because he has been participating in meetings with officials from FEMA and other federal agencies. FEMA administrator Brock Long indicated that Cruz has failed to connect with the FEMA command center set up on the island to help with the relief effort.

San Juan Mayor to Liberal Media: ‘We Are Getting No Help from Trump’ – As She Stands In Front of Pallets of Aid
Jim Holt
The San Juan mayor accused FEMA and President Trump of offering her no help. She said this in front of a pallet of U.S. aid. Also note that in the video she didn’t have anyone behind her moving product. Does Trump have to hand out the water bottles, too?

San Juan Mayor Praised Convicted FALN Terrorist
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulin Cruz, who attacked President Donald Trump for his response to the hurricane devastion in Puerto Rico, has previously praised FALN terrorist leader Oscar Lopez Rivera. Yulin Cruz is a member of Puerto Rico's Popular Democratic Party that wants the island to remain a U.S. territory. But she sounded more like a member of the island's Independence Party in a video that surfaced back in January when President Barack Obama commuted the sentence of Rivera Lopez.
Does Nancy Pelosi Know Puerto Ricans are Americans?
Hillary Clinton doubts that Donald Trump knows Puerto Ricans are U.S. citizens, but maybe she should have been worried about Rep. Nancy Pelosi. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi had a gaffe on the House floor Thursday when she said that a Puerto Rico native "came to America" after being born on the island.
Menendez Has Set a New Low for Blatant Corruption in the U.S.
Phil Kerpen
“The case against Menendez as a legal matter doesn’t look close, it looks overwhelming,” MSNBC’s chief legal correspondent Ari Melber accurately observed. “If a politician can take the kind of gifts that Menendez has already taken and be acquitted, then you have to wonder if there’s something wrong with all of these corruption laws in the first place.”
China's Booming Electric Vehicle Market is About to Run Into a
Mountain of Battery Waste

China's push to promote electric cars comes with a lot of benefits for a country that suffers from terrible air pollution from its reliance on fossil fuels. But there's always a downside – electric car batteries are toxic if not disposed of properly, and China's on the verge of having to deal with a slew of batteries that can no longer hold a charge. In just a few years, China has become the world's biggest electric vehicle market, with the help of subsidies.
There's No Such Thing as Islamophobia –
Critique of Religion is a Fundamental Western Right, Not An Illness

Pascal Bruckner
Maurice Delafosse, a colonial administrator living in Dakar, writes at about the same time [1910]: "Whatever may say those for whom Islamophobia is a principle of indigenous administration, France has nothing more to fear from Muslims in West Africa than from non-Muslims." He adds: "Islamophobia therefore serves no purpose in West Africa."
North Carolina, Texas Limit Attractiveness (read Tax Breaks and Subsidies) of New Wind Farm Developments
On June 8, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed SB 277, a bill eliminating tax exemptions property owners could previously claim if they allowed wind farms to be erected on land within 30 miles of the borders of a military installation. In her formal statement of intent, the Senate sponsor of the bill, state Sen. Donna Campbell (R-New Braunfels) wrote the bill "protects the long-term viability of Texas bases to carry out their missions by prohibiting Chapter 313 tax subsidies and abatements for wind energy projects within 30 nautical miles of the boundaries of military aviation."
Renewables and Electricity Prices
Jack Dini
Wind energy is 'free' but countries with the most wind power are also the most likely to get to the top of the Prize Pool for exorbitant electricity prices. It's not even close. South Australian households pay the highest power prices in the world at 47.13 cents per kilowatt hour, more than Germany, Denmark and Italy, countries also noted for high 'free' wind energy concentration reports Joanne Nova. The U.S. pays 15.75 cents per kilowatt hour. Could there be a message here?
NOAA Disbands Climate Assessment Advisory Committee
The federal Advisory Committee for the Sustained National Climate assessment was formed in 2015 by the Obama administration, ostensibly to help the business community, state and local public officials, and the general public understand the National Climate Assessment, a U.S. government multi-agency periodic assessment of climate science and policy recommendations required by the Global Change Research Act of 1990. The committee is not mandated under the law establishing the National Climate Assessment.
Record $135 Billion a Year for Illegal Immigration,
Average $8,075 Each, $25,000 in NY

The swelling population of illegal immigrants and their kids is costing American taxpayers $135 billion a year, the highest ever, driven by free medical care, education and a huge law enforcement bill, according to the the most authoritative report on the issue yet. And despite claims from pro-illegal immigration advocates that the aliens pay significant off-setting taxes back to federal, state and local treasuries, the Federation for American Immigration Reform report tallied just $19 billion, making the final hit to taxpayers about $116 billion.
4 NCAA Basketball Coaches Among 10
Charged with Fraud, Corruption

Four assistant basketball coaches from Arizona, Auburn, Oklahoma State and Southern California were among those arrested on federal corruption charges Tuesday after they were caught taking thousands of dollars in bribes to steer NBA-destined college stars toward certain sports agents and financial advisers, authorities said.
Who Needs Rules? NFL Players Arrested Every 7 Days On Average
Joseph Curl
The National Football League is in a golden age right now: It's been 23 days since one of its players has been arrested. The average time between arrests is just seven days, while the record without an arrest is slightly more than two months, at 65 days, according to NFLarrest.com, which "provides an interactive visualized database of National Football League player Arrests & Charges".
Hard Data, Hollow Protests – FBI Stats Paint a Very Different Picture of Crime and Policing Than NFL Demonstrations Suggest
Heather Mac Donald
Contrary to the Black Lives Matter narrative, the police have much more to fear from black males than black males have to fear from the police. In 2015, a police officer was 18.5 times more likely to be killed by a black male than an unarmed black male was to be killed by a police officer. Black males have made up 42 percent of all cop-killers over the last decade, though they are only 6 percent of the population.
Lesbian Bishop Calls Jesus a Bigot
United Methodist Church bishop Dr. Karen Oliveto is not only a lesbian, she also believes (and publicly teaches) that Jesus was a bigot filled with prejudices. She does say that Jesus grew and changed, and that's her point. Bishop Oliveto admonishes, "If Jesus can change, if he can give up his bigotries and prejudices, if he can realize that he had made his life too small, and if, in this realization, he grew closer to others and closer to God, than so can we."
Bible Verse On Bench, in Memory of Virginia Teen,
Has to be Removed

A Bible verse on a memorial bench honoring a Charlotte County, Virgina teen who passed away last year now has to be taken off. Colton Osborne died tragically last year during an ATV accident and the community came together to honor his memory with a bench at Randolph Henry High School.

Week ending 24 September 2017

MSM: Wrong on Mark Levin, Wrong on Trump Wiretaps,
Wrong on... Everything

Doug Ross
In March, bestselling author and talk radio superstar Mark Levin laid out an ironclad case that the Obama administration had wiretapped the Trump campaign. In fact, Levin's evidence hinged upon reports in the New York Times and the Washington Post which, as you know, are both hotbeds of right-wing extremism. Yet – defying facts, logic, reason, history and common sense – the media ignored its own reports to pillory Levin.
Obama's Watergate: Six Months Later, CNN Confirms What was
Widely Reported – and Ignored On the Left – Last March

Daniel J. Flynn
Vladimir Putin did not hack the election. Barack Obama did. Donald Trump said earlier this year that the Obama Administration wiretapped his campaign. "Like I'd want to hear more from that fool?" President Obama scoffed. But CNN reported on Monday, "U.S. investigators wiretapped former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort under secret court orders before and after the election... The government snooping continued into early this year, including a period when Manafort was known to talk to President Donald Trump."
Trump is Keeping His Promise to Cut Government Regulations
The Trump administration has fulfilled one of the president's key campaign promises to wipe out costly Obama-era regulations, according to a new fiscal year ending report card on the effort. The American Action Forum found that the administration kept its one in, two out plan and saved $645 million, and has another $600 million in savings on the way.
U.S. Household Wealth Rises $1.7 Trillion to Another Record
U.S. household wealth increased in the second quarter to yet another record, driven by solid gains in financial assets and rising property values, figures from the Federal Reserve in Washington showed Thursday... A strong job market and low inflation also are allowing Americans to improve their purchasing power, helping to sustain household spending, the biggest part of the economy.
Why Trump's UN Speech Was a Triumph
Roger Kimball
One of the most refreshing things about Trump's address – it is characteristic of his speeches – was his frankness. At the U.N., this had a positive as well as a critical side. On the positive side, I found it a breath of fresh air to hear an American president celebrate the achievements of America.
It Looks Like Obama Did Spy On Trump,
Just as He Apparently Did to Me

Sharyl Attkisson
According to media reports this week, the FBI did indeed "wiretap" the former head of Trump's campaign, Paul Manafort, both before and after Trump was elected. If Trump officials – or Trump himself – communicated with Manafort during the wiretaps, they would have been recorded, too. If these reports are accurate, it means U.S. intelligence agencies secretly surveilled at least a half dozen Trump associates. And those are just the ones we know about.
Samantha Power Sought to Unmask Americans on
Almost Daily Basis

Samantha Power, the former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, was 'unmasking' at such a rapid pace in the final months of the Obama administration that she averaged more than one request for every working day in 2016 – and even sought information in the days leading up to President Trump's inauguration, multiple sources close to the matter told Fox News.
Global Warming: Who Are the Deniers Now?
Study: The 12 Major Models Used to Predict Climate Warming are Faulty

Global warming is "settled science," we hear all the time. Those who reject that idea are "deniers." But as new evidence trickles out from peer-reviewed science studies, the legs beneath the climate change hypothesis – that the earth was doing just fine until carbon-dioxide spewing human beings came along – is increasingly wobbly.
Study: Reliance On 'gut feelings' Linked to Belief in Fake News,
Climate Change

Anthony Watts
People who tend to trust their intuition or to believe that the facts they hear are politically biased are more likely to stand behind inaccurate beliefs, a new study suggests. And those who rely on concrete evidence to form their beliefs are less likely to have misperceptions about high-profile scientific and political issues, said Kelly Garrett, the lead researcher and a professor of communication at The Ohio State University.
Irma Illusions – and Realities
Paul Driessen
My geology, ecology and other studies taught me that climate change has been "real" throughout history. I've learned to be humble, respectful and vigilant in the face of nature's power; to recognize that climate shifts can range from beneficial or benign to harmful or unbelievably destructive; and to understand that the sun and other powerful natural forces totally dwarf whatever meager powers humans might muster to alter or control Earth's climate and weather.
Appeals Court Upholds Wisconsin Right-to-Work Law
A Wisconsin appeals court upheld the state's right-to-work law Tuesday, the second time in two months that Badger State unions have seen their legal challenges to the law rebuffed in court. The unions had argued the law, which prohibits workers from being forced to join a union or pay a regular fee to one as a condition of employment, was unconstitutional. The court ruled that the issue had been long settled.
Health Insurers in New Mexico to Implement
Record-High Premium Increases

Health insurers in New Mexico are increasing premiums at the highest rate seen in the four-year history of the state's exchanges, the Albuquerque Journal reported. Insurers will increase premiums next year from a range of 36 to 41 percent for midlevel insurance plans. For all plans, premiums are expected to rise a range of 17 to 49 percent.
Push to Unseal the Draft Whitewater Indictment Against
Hillary Clinton Gets Court Date

Judicial Watch, a conservative watchdog group that files Freedom of Information Act requests, wants copies of the documents that the National Archives and Records Administration has declined to release. It filed a FOIA request for the documents in March 2015 and in October 2015 the group sued for the 238 pages of responsive records.
Republican Congresswoman Sponsors Resolution to Enforce
Sharia Law On U.S. Citizens

On April 6, 2017, Rep. Barbara Comstock (R-VA), introduced House Resolution 257 (HR 257), which offers protection against "racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence," for Muslims, yet excludes Christians from such safeguards. There is an accompanying piece of legislation in the Senate, known as SR 118, which the Gatestone Institute has characterized as an effort "to criminalize free speech," and has been introduced by Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Susan Collins (R-ME) and Kamala Harris (D-CA).

U.S. Trying to Criminalize Free Speech – Again
Judith Bergman
On April 4, 2017, the U.S. Senate passed Senate Resolution 118, "Condemning hate crime and any other form of racism, religious or ethnic bias, discrimination, incitement to violence, or animus targeting a minority in the United States". The resolution was drafted by a Muslim organization, EmgageUSA (formerly EmergeUSA) and the Muslim Public Affairs Council.
St Louis Young Democrats Busted for Actively Promoting
Anti-Police Rallies That Injured Cops

Now operating as a separate organization, Young Democrats of America was once the official youth arm of the Democratic Party and still maintains a relationship with the Democratic National Committee. And the St. Louis chapter is providing a daily schedule on when militants can report to duty. If not actively involved in organizing the events, the organization appears to be in close communication with those responsible for the planning.
The Unbearable Phoniness of Black Lives Matter
Eli David
BLM protesting bad statues does nothing tangible for the black community, which the protesters claim to be so concerned about. It ignores the fact that although people like Thomas Jefferson may have had their flaws, they also produced a lot of good for Americans, including for African-Americans, including blacks who may be descended from Jefferson.
Trump's War Strategy Hailed by Afghan President:
'A Difference of Day and Night'

President Trump's new strategy for the Afghanistan War garnered a glowing review from the country's leader Thursday, who said the difference on the ground after just four weeks was "night and day" from the war plan of the Obama administration. "You made this decision on the basis of courage and determination. We salute your courage," Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani told Mr. Trump.
45 National Security Experts Urge Trump to Withdraw from Iran Deal
A group of some 45 national security experts signed a letter, released Tuesday, calling on President Donald Trump to withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal. The letter, released by the Center for Security Policy, called on Trump to withdraw the U.S. from the so-called "Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action" (JCPOA) using a plan proposed by former Ambassador to the United Nations John Bolton. It also asks Trump to not certify that Iran has been in compliance with the agreement.
Paper Ballots Are Hack-Proof. It's Time to Bring Them Back.
Glenn Harlan Reynolds
I've been talking about the importance of protecting against voting-machine hacks since 2002. And now, finally, people are starting to take me seriously. The move to paperless voting started in response to the Florida "hanging chad" fiasco in the 2000 presidential election. Some people (like me) thought this was a mistake, but such concerns were often dismissed. Now, apparently, you can't be paranoid enough.
Glitch Allows Non-U.S. Citizens in Pa. to Vote
'It Undermines Integrity of Elections'

Philadelphia City Commissioner Al Schmidt says a glitch in the state's "motor-voter" process has allowed non-U.S. citizens to register to vote, even though he thinks they did so accidentally. The glitch has had no impact on elections, as the number of people mistakenly registered was small, but Schmidt thinks that statewide there could be many more and he wants the state to review registrations.
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'Dreamers' Gang Rape Girl in Maryland
Two men raped and held a classmate hostage, while a third man recorded the crimes, Frederick Police said Thursday evening. They also reported an acquaintance of the victim knew it was going to happen. Messages referencing the incident were sent through a social media site before and after the crime, police said.

Pair of African 'Refugees' Raped Unconscious 14-Year-Old Girl
Two South African men living in Murray, Utah, were arrested for allegedly raping an unconscious 14-year-old girl they had met over Snapchat, police say. Video evidence shows the girl was too drunk to resist the attack. Richard Djassera, 21, and Leclair Dodjim, 24, were arrested by West Jordan police.
The Strange Case of Confederate Cool
The Left Used to Tell Us That Confederates Were Cool

Victor Davis Hanson
[B]efore the end of Jim Crow, post-war leftist Hollywood still largely continued its soft mythologies of the Confederate Lost Cause. Perhaps the cinematic romance arose because of the lucrative fumes of earlier Gone with the Wind fantasies, which themselves might've come from an understandable desire to play a part in "binding up the nation's wounds."
Forget the Alamo? In Dallas, Maybe
Rod Dreher
So let me get this straight: in Dallas, Texas – Dallas, Texas! – the school board is thinking about expunging the names of Sam Houston, as well as Alamo heroes Jim Bowie and William Travis? That is even more shocking than Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and Benjamin Franklin. If you're not from Texas, or never lived there, it is impossible to overstate the reverence with which Texans hold men involved in the Texas Revolution.
Symbol of French Socialists' Demise, Posh HQ is Up for Sale
France's Socialists – who are reeling from this year's damaging electoral defeat – are so broke they are putting their famed Paris headquarters up for sale. The party is deep in debt and its presidential candidate, Benoit Hamon, quit the party in July. French political commentators are calling the building's sale the end of an era.
Seriously!? Hours After Hurricane Irma,
Miami-Dade County Tickets Residents for Code Violations

Celso Perez was helping his neighbors remove some fallen trees blocking their street when a county code enforcer rolled up and issued him a safety notice for having a downed fence. "I laughed," Perez tells WSVN-TV. "I thought he was kidding. 'You are kidding right? We just had a hurricane six hours ago.'" It wasn't a joke.

Week ending 17 September 2017

The California Left's 'Reality' is Anything But
Katy Grimes
A law that would criminalize the 'misgendering' of transgender persons is about to pass the California Legislature, and could result in a fine of up to $1,000 and a year in prison. What perfect timing for this social justice bill since the news of the "intolerant" 6-year-old who accidentally "misgendered" a classmate. Lock her up! The Left wants life without rules, morals, or responsibility, which makes them moral Nihilists.
Diversity Can Spell Trouble
Victor Davis Hanson
America is experiencing a diversity and inclusion conundrum – which, in historical terms, has not necessarily been a good thing. Communities are tearing themselves apart over the statues of long-dead Confederate generals. Controversy rages over which slogan – "Black Lives Matter" or "All Lives Matter" – is truly racist. Antifa street thugs clash with white supremacists in a major American city. Amid all this turmoil, we forget that diversity was always considered a liability in the history of nations – not an asset.
National Constitution Day
Celebrate the Birthday of Our United States of America Government

On September 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign the document they had created.    We encourage all Americans to observe this important day in our nation's history by attending local events in your area. Celebrate Constitution Day [observed Monday, September 18th] through activities, learning, parades and demonstrations of our Love for the United State of America and the Blessings of Freedom Our Founding Fathers secured for us.
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Can't We Talk? No, We Can't – Western Politicians Should Stop Pretending Extremism and Terrorism Have Nothing to Do with Islam
James Simpson
"Can't We Talk About This?" Those were the last words spoken by Theo Van Gogh as he was being murdered at 9 in the morning on a main thoroughfare in Amsterdam. He had just completed a short film with Ayaan Hirsi Ali, titled "Submission". It describes the treatment of women under Islam. Mohammed Bouyeri, a Moroccan-Dutch Muslim, took offense at the film and shot Van Gogh as he was riding to work on his bike. Bouyeri then stabbed Van Gogh, cutting his neck in an attempt to behead him.
‘Chilling!’ Notre Dame President Rebukes Catholic-Bashing Feinstein;
Democrat Senators Ignore Article VI of U.S. Constitution

Amy Coney Barrett, a law professor at Notre Dame, was grilled by Democrats over how her Catholic beliefs might influence her decisions from the bench. "When you read your speeches, the conclusion one draws is that the dogma lives loudly within you, and that's of concern when you come to big issues that large numbers of people have fought for, for years in this country," Sen. Feinstein said.
Huckabee: Many Republicans Are Afraid
Trump Will Succeed and Drain the Swamp

Mike Huckabee warned that many Republicans in Congress, far from trying to further President Trump's agenda are actually afraid he will succeed and "drain the swamp." "I'm really more and more convinced that there are a lot of the Republicans in Washington who aren't afraid that Donald Trump will fail. They're afraid he will succeed and that he really will drain the swamp."
Government Scientist Withheld Evidence
That Popular Herbicide Roundup Doesn't Cause Cancer

Court documents obtained by Reuters in one of the legal cases against Monsanto show Aaron Blair knew the unpublished research found no evidence of a link between glyphosate and cancer. The documents include a sworn deposition by Blair given in March 2017 in which he admitted the data would have altered IARC's analysis and made it less likely glyphosate would satisfy the agency's criteria for being classified as "probably carcinogenic."
Wasserman-Schultz IT Guy was Banned from House
After Trying to Hide SECRET SERVER

Now-indicted former congressional IT aide Imran Awan allegedly routed data from numerous House Democrats to a secret server. Police grew suspicious and requested a copy of the server early this year, but they were provided with an elaborate falsified image designed to hide the massive violations. The secret server was connected to the House Democratic Caucus, an organization chaired by then-Rep. Xavier Becerra.

Awan Ring Loaded House Data Onto Secret Server and
Then Covered It Up with Phony Evidence

Thomas Lifson
Leaked details of the House investigation into the Awan ring I.T. security breach indicate that everything that was supposed to remain within the digital security perimeter was instead secretly shipped to an outside server, from where it could go anywhere. Mr. and Mrs. Awan are believed to be cooperating with federal authorities in a plea deal, presumably to implicate higher-ups.
Why is it always Dems that need Secret Servers???
At Least 11 Mayors Accused of Child Sex-Related Crimes Since 2016
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned on Wednesday after a fifth man publicly accused the Democrat of molesting him as a child. But Murray isn't alone. At least 11 then-current and former mayors have been accused of child sex abuse-related crimes since 2016. The allegations range from child porn to physical abuse. The alleged victims were as young as four years old.
Judge Orders Maryland Bar to Investigate Lawyers
Who Helped Clinton Delete Emails

A Maryland judge ordered the state bar to open an investigation Monday into the three lawyers who helped former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton delete her private emails. Anne Arundel County Circuit Court Judge Paul F. Harris Jr. said the complaints lodged against David E. Kendall, Cheryl Mills and Heather Samuelson were egregious and the state bar couldn't dismiss them as frivolous. "There are allegations of destroying evidence," Judge Harris said at a hearing Monday morning.
Motor-Voter Fallout:
Study Finds Non-Citizens are Unknowingly Registered to Vote

A review of New Jersey's publicly available voter records has uncovered hundreds of non-citizens registered to vote in 11 of the state's counties. In addition to demonstrating the scale of just one of many elements – non-citizen registrants – of the nation's failure to maintain election integrity, the review found that three-quarters of the non-citizens had revealed their ineligible status to a New Jersey state official, who then presented and accepted the illegal forms anyway.

College Park, MD to Allow Non-U.S. Citizens the Right to Vote
The College Park City Council has voted in favor of a measure that would allow city residents who are not U.S. citizens to vote in local elections. College Park joins six other towns in allowing legal permanent residents and undocumented immigrants to vote in municipal elections. The council's vote on this issue was supposed to happen back in August, but it was postponed due to threats made to council members over the proposal.
Gun Rights Top Media Poll
Lost in the storm of hurricane coverage, a recent Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll demonstrates Americans’ growing support for gun rights. When asked about the relative importance of issues when it comes time to vote, guns took the top slot. While the survey doesn’t show the split between those voting on gun rights vs. gun control, it’s clear that Americans see the Second Amendment as a major issue.
Apply Background Checks for Gun Purchases to Voting
John R. Lott Jr.
If Democrats really believe that the National Instant Criminal Background Check System doesn't interfere "in any way" with people's constitutional rights to own a gun, doesn't it follow that the same system would not constitute an infringement on people's right to vote? This would give Republicans a system for stopping vote fraud and Democrats a system that they have already vigorously endorsed.
Betsy DeVos Stands Up for Due Process Rights in
Campus Sexual Assault Cases

Hans von Spakovsky
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos announced in a speech Thursday that she will roll back an Obama-era "guidance" document that drove colleges to implement Star Chamber-like tribunals to mishandle sexual assault cases. The guidance forced colleges to weaken already minimal due process protections for those accused of rape and sexual assault, and threatened schools that refused to do so with losing federal funding.
Freedom Watch Files Complaint Against Mueller to
Have Him Removed as Special Counsel

Larry Klayman, a former prosecutor of the U.S. Department of Justice, founder of Judicial Watch and now Freedom Watch, and its current general counsel and chairman, filed a complaint before the Office of Professional Responsibility and Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice, seeking an investigation and the eventual removal and prosecution of Special Counsel Robert Mueller for his and his conflicted staff – which are Democrat/Clinton political campaign donors and supporters in large part – having illegally leaked grand jury information to harm President Trump, his family and former and present colleagues.
Equifax's Data Breach: Here's What You Should Be Doing Right Now
Phil Baker
The Equifax debacle is one of the worst possible breaches of our personal information in the history of breaches. The personal information of nearly every adult in the U.S. was leaked to cyber criminals. The information includes names, addresses, Social Security numbers, driver's license numbers, birthdays, credit card numbers and more – just what the criminals need to make millions.
Speaker Ryan Blocking Concealed Carry Reciprocity
David Codrea
Speaker Paul Ryan will not allow Congressional action on national concealed carry reciprocity to move bills forward, Rep. Thomas Massie told host Mark Walters Thursday on Armed American Radio. The reason given is Ryan thinks the timing isn't right to consider H.R. 2909, the D.C. Personal Protection Reciprocity Act, a supplement to state reciprocity provisions of H.R. 38.
Suspect in Stolen San Francisco Police Gun Murder is an
Undocumented Immigrant who was Being Tracked by ICE

NBC Bay Area has learned that one of the three men charged with carrying out a murder with a police officer's off-duty revolver was wearing an electronic monitor issued by United States immigration officials. Data from that monitor confirms that the 18-year-old suspect was at the murder scene at the time of the slaying.
Sniper Kills Four ISIS Killers with 1-Mile Shot
Saves 12 Hostages’ Lives

Dan Calabrese
The British Special Air Service marksman turned one of the most hated terrorists in Syria into a fireball by using a Barett .50-caliber rifle to strike a fuel tank affixed to the jihadi’s back, the UK’s Daily Star reported Sunday. The pack exploded, killing the sadistic terrorist and three of his flunkies, who were supposed to film the execution, last month, the paper said.
The Myth That Climate Change Created Harvey, Irma
Nicolas Loris
Flooding in homes and businesses across Houston was still on the rise when Politico ran a provocative article, titled "Harvey Is What Climate Change Looks Like." Politico was not alone, as another news outlet called the one-two punch of Harvey and Irma the potential "new normal." Brad Johnson, executive director of the advocacy group Climate Hawks Vote, says Harvey and Irma are reason to finally jail officials who "reject science."
Canada Now Investigates ‘climate denial’ 
It's Like Something Out of George Orwell's 1984

Lorrie Goldstein
The complaint was filed by Ecojustice on behalf of six "prominent" Canadians, including former Ontario NDP leader and UN ambassador Stephen Lewis. It accused three groups, Friends of Science, the International Climate Science Coalition, and the Heartland Institute of making false and misleading claims about climate change, including that the sun is the main driver of climate change, not carbon dioxide, and that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant.
EPA Housecleaning Shakes Up Scientific Advisory Boards
EPA has notified dozens of scientists serving on one of its key advisory boards their services will no longer be needed when their current terms of service run out. Underscoring the Trump administration’s commitment to reforming the way the U.S. EPA conducts its operations, EPA has notified dozens of scientists serving on one of its key advisory boards their services will no longer be needed when their current terms run out.

EPA Moves to Scrap WOTUS Rule
In February, President Donald Trump signed the executive order "Restoring the Rule of Law, Federalism, and Economic Growth by Reviewing the 'Waters of the United States' Rule," directing the agencies to review and revise what Trump called one of the worst examples of federal regulatory overreach.
Genitals Photographed, Shared by UPMC Hospital Employees:
A Common Violation in Health Care Industry

You might assume anyone in healthcare would know better. Smart phones aren't new. Health care providers have long wrestled with the patient privacy- and medical ethics-related ramifications. Yet once again, smart phones have contributed to a very public black eye for a health care provider. UPMC Bedford in Everett, Pa. has been cited by the Pennsylvania Department of Health after employees snapped and shared photos and video of an unconscious patient who needed surgery to remove an object from a genital.
Xanax & Chardonnay! Hillary Boozed Away Election Heartache,
She Admits In Memoir

According to an excerpt of the former presidential candidate's upcoming memoir obtained exclusively by Radar, she indulged in a spiritual practice in the weeks and months after the devastating concession – and white wine! "It wasn't all yoga and breathing: I also drank my share of chardonnay," she admits in new book "What Happened", out September 12.
San Diego Begins Sanitary Street Washing After Hepatitis Outbreak;
Homeless Living in “Fecally Contaminated Environment”

The city responded to a letter sent by San Diego County Thursday, asking the city to move forward with a list of specific sanitation actions designed to help control the spread of the disease, which has killed 15 people and hospitalized nearly 300, many of them homeless and living on streets without adequate access to restrooms or showers.

Week ending 10 September 2017

Poking the Beehive
Mona Charen
Professor Amy Wax of the University of Pennsylvania School of Law has poked a stick into a beehive. Tenure is liberating that way. In an op-ed for Philly.com, she argued, with Larry Alexander, a law professor at the University of San Diego, that the decline of "bourgeois values" since the 1950s has contributed to a host of social ills.
Michelle Obama and the Desperate Dems In Search of a New Evita as
They Find Themselves Bereft of Potential Leaders

Monica Showalter
Who would ever dream of handing political leadership to someone whose crowning career achievement was a high-paying no-show job? As its next presidential candidate, is Michelle Obama the best the Democrats can come up with? That's the view of pollster Douglas Schoen, who thinks they don't stand a chance otherwise.
With World Distracted by North Korea, Iran Amasses New Weaponry
Micah Halpern
While all eyes are on North Korea, Iran is advancing its weapons technology. The country recently tested and announced the success of their new Bavar 373 long range, mobile, anti-missile defense system. Everything in the system is manufactured in Iran; it requires no support from outside sources. Iran developed the Bavar 373 in response to sanctions slapped on the country in 2010.
Major Evidence: Police Report Indicates Wasserman Schultz IT Aide Planted Computer for Investigators to Find
A laptop that Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz has frantically fought to keep prosecutors from examining may have been planted for police to find by her since-indicted staffer, Imran Awan, along with a letter to the U.S. Attorney. U.S. Capitol Police found the laptop after midnight April 6, 2017, in a tiny room that formerly served as a phone booth in the Rayburn House Office Building, according to a Capitol Police report.
Despicable – Gutiérrez Stands By Calling Kelly a
'Disgrace to the Uniform': 'The General Is Not a General Today'

Democratic Rep. Luis Gutiérrez (Ill.) is standing by his comments that President Donald Trump's chief of staff, retired four-star Gen. John Kelly, is "a disgrace to the uniform he used to wear." Gutiérrez, a member of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus, says his rebuke was directed at Kelly as a politician, and not as a general.
Democrat Senators Show Hostility to Religion in
Questions for Judicial Nominee

Tiffany Bates
"Do you consider yourself an orthodox Catholic?" is an unusual and inappropriate question for a senator to ask a judicial nominee. In fact, the Constitution forbids it. But that didn't stop Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., from probing Notre Dame Law professor Amy Coney Barrett about her faith. Sen. Dianne Feinstein. D-Calif., also chided Barrett for being a practicing Catholic, proclaiming, "The dogma lives loudly within you, and that's of concern."
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It's Time to Protect the Rights of American Workers
94% of Workers Never Voted for That Union to Represent Them

Rep. Phil Roe
The National Labor Relations Board and the Department of Labor combined to pursue an agenda that put union bosses and special interests ahead of the rights of individual workers and job creation. If there was any doubt the Department of Labor was pushing a partisan agenda, just look at former Labor Secretary Tom Perez's new job: head of the Democrat Party.
Rep. Maxine Waters Charged On Three Counts;
Adds to Dems' Woes as Ethics Complaints Mount

The House ethics committee on Monday outlined its charges against Rep. Maxine Waters, who is accused of helping a bank in which her husband owned stock secure federal bailout funds. The committee charged the 10-term California Democrat with three counts of violating House rules and the federal ethics code in connection with her effort to arrange a 2008 meeting between Treasury officials and representatives with OneUnited bank.
Vast New Intelligence Haul
Fuels Next Phase of Fight Against Islamic State

U.S. intelligence analysts have gained valuable insights into Islamic State’s planning and personnel from a vast cache of digital data and other material recovered from bombed-out offices, abandoned laptops and the cellphones of dead fighters in recently liberated areas of Iraq and Syria.
Saudi Government Allegedly Funded a 'dry run' for 9/11
Paul Sperry
Fresh evidence submitted in a major 9/11 lawsuit moving forward against the Saudi Arabian government reveals its embassy in Washington may have funded a "dry run" for the hijackings carried out by two Saudi employees, further reinforcing the claim employees and agents of the kingdom directed and aided the 9/11 hijackers and plotters. The court filing provides new details that paint "a pattern of both financial and operational support" for the 9/11 conspiracy from official Saudi sources, lawyers for the plaintiffs say.
Holocaust Museum Pulls Study
Absolving Obama Admin. for Inaction in Face of Syrian Genocide

A major United States Holocaust Memorial Museum study of the Obama Administration’s Syria policy was put on hold last night after portions of the study given to Tablet were greeted with shock and harsh criticism by prominent Jewish communal leaders and thinkers.

Holocaust Museum Pulls Study that Seems to Justify
Obama Admin's Inaction in Syria

Did the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum try to absolve the Obama administration of inaction in Syria's civil war? Their new study certainly made it appear that way. The report, which has been put on hold at the behest of several Jewish groups, suggested that Obama's botched response to Syrian genocide should be placed in context.

Playing Politics with the Holocaust Museum
NY Post Editorial
What will it take to keep the United States Holocaust Museum free of political interference and manipulation? The museum, in conjunction with the US Institute for Peace, was set to unveil a study on Syrian war crimes on Monday. The report claims it was near-impossible for then-President Barack Obama to “take effective action to prevent atrocities.”
Obama in 2012: DACA is 'not a path to citizenship' it's a
'temporary stop-gap measure'

Robert Laurie
Yesterday, we learned that his DACA program was going to be rescinded because it was – like so much of what Obama implemented – created via unconstitutional executive overreach.  Democrats are doing their best to scream "racism" but, whatever you believe the motive to be, it's hard to argue the given reason. Heck, it's a point that candidate Obama made repeatedly.
CNN and MSNBC Falsely Claim DACA-Recipients are 'Children'
While DACA recipients were illegally brought to the United States by their parents when they were children, the minimum age to apply for the program is 15 years old. In fact, the majority of the applicants were over the age of 20 based on 2014 data from the U.S. government. Some have estimated that the average age of dreamers is 25 or 26 years old-hardly children.
Clinton's Score-Settling Frustrates Democrats
Hillary Clinton is settling old scores in a campaign tell-all book – and angering some Democrats in the process. Excerpts from "What Happened," the Clinton campaign memoir scheduled to be released next week, find her letting loose on the Democratic Party's most popular figures and venting frustration with a process that culminated in her shocking election defeat by Donald Trump.
Southern Poverty Law Center
Refuses to Classify Antifa as a "hate group"

Robert Spencer
The SPLC and Antifa have the same overall goal: to destroy the freedom of speech and allow only Leftists access to the public square. The SPLC demonizes and tries to destroy dissenters (including foes of jihad terror) by lumping them in with the likes of the Ku Klux Klan and neo-Nazis. Antifa, a genuinely violent and hateful group, doesn't make the list because it doesn't dissent from the Leftist agenda, it works to advance it.

Two Major Antifa Groups Spout North Korean Propaganda
Matthew Vadum
Two leading anti-Trump resistance groups, Refuse Fascism and the Workers World Party, are siding with the gulag-filled Stalinist hermit state of North Korea that has threatened to incinerate the American homeland with nuclear weapons, evidence suggests.
Washington National Cathedral to Remove Windows
Honoring Confederate Generals

The Washington National Cathedral on Wednesday said it will remove stained glass windows honoring Confederate generals, saying they act as "a barrier to our important work on racial justice and racial reconciliation." In a statement, Cathedral leaders said they've debated for two years whether to remove the windows honoring Gen. Robert E. Lee and Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson. That debate concluded Tuesday, and the Cathedral Chapter voted to remove them.
Eric Bolling, Jr., Son of Fired Fox News Host, Found Dead in Colorado
Peter Barry Chowka
On the same day that Fox News announced that it had “agreed to part ways amicably” with suspended conservative host Eric Bolling, Bolling’s son Eric, Jr. was found dead in Boulder, Colorado. The younger Bolling, known by his middle name Chase, was a 19-year old sophomore at the University of Colorado in Boulder majoring in economics. He was the only child of Eric Bolling and his wife of 20 years, Adrienne Bolling.
Equifax Faces Multibillion-Dollar Lawsuit Over Hack;
Withheld Disclosing Data Breach for Over a Month

A proposed class-action lawsuit was filed against Equifax Inc. late Thursday evening, shortly after the company reported that an unprecedented hack had compromised the private information of about 143 million people. In the complaint filed in Portland, Ore., federal court, users alleged Equifax was negligent in failing to protect consumer data, choosing to save money instead of spending on technical safeguards that could have stopped the attack.
Parents Outraged Over Teen Vogue Anal Sex How-To Column
Todd Starnes
Teen Vogue is defending its decision to publish a graphic tutorial to anal sex for children and teenagers – calling critics homophobic. "This is anal 101, for teens, beginners and all inquisitive folk," author Gigi Engle wrote in "A Guide to Anal Sex." "Anal sex and anal stimulation can be awesome, and if you want to give it a go, you do that," wrote Engle, a self-described sex educator. "More power to you."
Teen Vogue’s ‘Tutorial’ on Anal Sex Omits Serious Risks
Ohio Bill Would Block Universities from
Disinviting Controversial Speakers

A pair of Republican state lawmakers in Ohio seek to block university officials from disinviting speakers based on any potential negative reactions or protests the guests might prompt. It's one aspect of a Campus Free Speech Act that also aims to eliminate so-called free speech zones in an attempt to open up First Amendment activities campuswide.
Toilet Paper with Wood Chips
Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
I kept a pink sample of pink toilet paper I brought with me from our first trip back to Romania after communism had "fallen" 25 years earlier. The tissue looks like crepe paper with splinters of wood embedded here and there, visible to the naked eye and painful to the rear end.
'None of us knew they'd still be working!'
NASA Celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Voyager 1 and 2

Humanity´s farthest and longest-live spacecraft, Voyager 1 and 2, are celebrating 40 years of operation and exploration this month. The Voyagers have set numerous records since they were launched in 1977, including Voyager 1 being the only spacecraft to have flown by all four outer planets – Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus and Neptune. And NASA engineers behind the probes say that they had no idea that they would still be working today.
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Governor of Virgin Islands Orders National Guard to
Seize Americans' Firearms

With hurricane season now upon us, U.S. states and territories are preparing for a barrage of potentially damaging weather. In the U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI), however, those preparations include an order by Gov. Kenneth E. Mapp for the National Guard to seize residents' lawfully-owned firearms and ammunition, ostensibly as a means of promoting public order and protecting life and property during Hurricane Irma.
Liberal Activist Threatens to Kidnap
GOP Senator's Daughter at Town Hall

Liberal activist Simon Radecki threatened Sen. Pat Toomey's (R-PA) daughter with kidnapping at a town hall in the Lehigh Valley last Thursday night. Audio [via reporters at event] : "After thanking Mr. Toomey for appearing, Mr. Radecki said, "We've been here for a while. You probably haven't seen the news. Can you confirm whether or not your daughter Bridget has been kidnapped?"

Week ending 3 September 2017

Those Who Don't Fight Evil Fight Statues
Dennis Prager
All my life, I have known this rule about people: Those who don't fight the greatest evils will fight lesser evils or make-believe evils. This happens to be the morally defining characteristic of the left. During the Cold War, many liberals and nearly all conservatives fought communism, but the left fought anti-communism. The left opposed American military buildups and regarded the Cold War between America and the Soviet Union as nothing more than two scorpions in a bottle fighting to the death.
The Real Threat to Our Republic is the Orwellian Antifa
Ned Ryun
Over the past few months, we have finally entered the fully realized historical revisionism promised in George Orwell's "1984," in which the motto, "Who controls the present controls the past. Who controls the past controls the future," was central to shaping the book's dystopian world.
Networks Censor Bombshell That
Comey Didn't Wait for Facts to Rescue Hillary

Conclusion first, facts second. That, allegedly, was the mentality of ex-FBI Director James Comey in dealing with Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal. Yet this revelation was ignored by ABC, CBS and NBC on Thursday and Friday. Yet, despite a combined nine and a half hours of air time on Thursday night and Friday morning, the networks couldn't be bothered. To be clear, the reason for ignoring this damning development WASN'T Hurricane Harvey. That natural disaster (deservedly so) garnered a lot of coverage.
The Case for a Special Counsel to Investigate Hillary Clinton
Michael Goodwin
America tried to let Hillary Clinton off the hook. Despite cries of “lock her up” during the campaign, most of the nation had little appetite for prosecuting her after the election, with even Donald Trump willing to give her a free pass. But the Clinton e-mail scandal, like Clinton herself, won’t go away. It remains a blot on the legacy of the Obama administration, the Justice Department and the FBI, and now comes fresh evidence that the investigation that cleared her was a total sham.
Yes, Antifa is the Moral Equivalent of neo-Nazis
Marc A. Thiessen
The organizer of the anti-Marxism protest is not a white supremacist. Amber Cummings is a self-described "transsexual female who embraces diversity" and had announced on Facebook that "any racist groups like the KKK [and] Neo Nazis ... are not welcome." As if to prove Cummings's point, the antifa movement responded with jackboots and clubs – because their definition of "fascist" includes not just neo-Nazis but also anyone who opposes their totalitarian worldview.
'Antifa' Violence in Berkeley Spurs
Soul-Searching Within Leftist Activist Community

Of the dozens of organizations that turned out for Sunday's mass protest against racism here, one group was impossible to miss. Its members dressed head to toe in black, with masked faces and some bearing pastel-painted riot shields that read "no hate." These 100 or so militants billed themselves as a security force for progressive counter-protesters, vowing to protect them from far-right agitators. But as the protest got underway, some of those in masks would resort to mob violence, attacking a small showing of supporters of President Trump and others they accused, sometimes inaccurately, of being white supremacists or Nazis.

FBI, DHS Warned of Increasingly Violent
Antifa Clashes in 2016, Documents Show

In previously unreported documents dating back to April 2016 and viewed by Fox News, the FBI and Department of Homeland Security wrote that "anarchist extremists" and Antifa groups were the primary instigators of violence at public rallies. They blamed these groups for attacks on police, government and political institutions, racists, fascists and "symbols of capitalism." The FBI and DHS had no comment on the assessments, saying they were not intended to be made public.

Public School Teachers Behind Violent Antifa Group
Public school teachers are behind a leading far-left militant group that is part of the Antifa network that federal officials say is committing "domestic terrorist violence." By Any Means Necessary, which has played a key role in riots in Berkeley, Sacramento and elsewhere, has dozens of public school teachers among its members, including among its most prominent leaders. The FBI and Department of Homeland Security began paying closer attention to Antifa groups in general after BAMN and other extremists started a riot and attacked marchers at a white nationalist rally in Sacramento last July.
Revisiting Wind Turbine Impacts
Paul Driessen
It’s time to stop playing with pixie dust and renewable energy utopia schemes. Sustainability and renewable energy claims are too grounded in ideology, magic and politics. Wind and solar energy forecasts ignore the need to find and mine vast new metal and mineral deposits – and open U.S. lands that are now off limits, unless we want to import all our wind turbines, solar panels and batteries. They assume land use impacts don’t really exist if they are in other people’s backyards.
Related: Why Wind Won't Work
California to Pass Law Setting 100% Renewable Electricity Goal
California is on the brink of approving a law to target 100% renewable electricity by 2045, in defiance of the Trump administration's hostility to climate action. The bill passed the senate in May and is primed for a final assembly vote in the coming days. It will make California the world's largest test bed for creating an entirely clean power grid.
You can't make this crap up!
Californians Asked to Cut Electric Power Usage
California energy officials are asking residents tempted to blast air conditioners during the heat wave Friday to cut back on electricity use. The California Independent System Operator, which oversees 80 percent of the state's electrical grid, issued a statewide alert for energy conservation from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. Friday.
Yet Another Renewable Energy Boondoggle
Paul Driessen
Wilkinson Solar wants to catch the solar wave, and make bundles of money sending electricity to the grid whenever it’s generated, even if it’s not needed at the time. As Solar Mania and Solar Sprawl spread, electricity consumers would see their rates climb: from the 9 cents per kilowatt-hour average they now pay in North Carolina and Virginia, ever closer to the 16 to 18 cents per kWh that residents pay in “green energy” states like Connecticut, New York and California.
A Rational Look at Renewable Energy
Ship of Fools IV:
Another Green Arctic Expedition Scuppered by Ice

A sailing expedition to the North Pole to raise awareness of global warming has been forced to turn back, 590 nautical miles short of its destination, after the yachts found their passage blocked by large quantities of an unexpected frozen white substance.
Southern Poverty Law Center Transfers Millions in Cash to
Offshore Entities – Unusual for a 501(c)(3), Maybe Even Illegal

The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC), a liberal, Alabama-based 501(c)(3) tax-exempt charitable organization that has gained prominence on the left for its "hate group" designations, pushes millions of dollars to offshore entities as part of its business dealings, records show. Additionally, the nonprofit pays lucrative six-figure salaries to its top directors and key employees while spending little on legal services despite its stated intent of "fighting hate and bigotry" using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy.
My ‘Sex Change’ was a Myth. Why Trying to Change One’s Sex
Will Always Fail.

Walt Heyer
Recently, during a radio show on which I appeared as a guest, a caller posed a question I frequently get asked: “Do the administration of cross-gender hormones and genital surgery change a boy into a girl or a girl into a boy?” The answer is simple: biologically, not at all. Underneath all the cosmetic procedures, vocal training, and hair growth or hair removal lies a physical reality. Biologically, the person has not changed from a man into a woman or vice versa.
U.S. Revised Second-Quarter GDP Up 3.0% vs 2.7% Rise Expected
Gross domestic product increased at a 3.0 percent annual rate in the April-June period, the Commerce Department said in its second estimate on Wednesday. The upward revision from the 2.6 percent pace reported last month reflected robust consumer spending as well as strong business investment.
Sheriff: Manhunt Ends After Good Guy with Gun Holds Suspect
A manhunt has come to an end in Lugoff after a suspect sought for an armed robbery was caught and held at gunpoint until deputies arrived, according to the Kershaw County Sheriff's Office. Sheriff Jim Matthews said that deputies went to serve a warrant on something unrelated when two males fled the residence.
Houston Police Catch 14 Armed Robbers and Looters Amid Flood Emergency – Special Circumstances Allow Up to Life Convictions
Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo said he is not going to tolerate criminals taking advantage of people in the community during such a devastating time. He said his officers arrested 14 alleged looters since Sunday. Those arrested will face stiffer punishments under a Texas law providing heftier penalties during a crisis, prosecutors announced Tuesday.
Police Give Stern Warning to Houston Looters
Houston's police chief has a message for looters: We will catch you – and make you pay. "We're going to urge juries and judges to give you the most, the toughest sentence that you can possibly get," said Chief Art Acevedo at a press conference Tuesday. "We're going to push hard so that you don't see the sunlight anytime soon."
Univ. Professor Says, Texans 'Deserve' Harvey Because
They Voted for Trump, Now He's Fired

Sociology professor Kenneth L. Storey at the University of Tampa published a tweet on Sunday afternoon suggesting that Texas residents deserve the death, destruction and suffering caused by Hurricane Harvey because a majority of Texas voters supported Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election. When another Twitter user responded that Texas is home to "good people" and that Storey "may want to rethink" the tweet, Storey doubled down.
U.S. Commander in Iraq:
'We Don't Get 20 Questions' from Trump White House

In a candid exchange with reporters on Thursday, the commanding general of coalition forces in Iraq expressed appreciation for President Donald Trump's approach to the military. Instead of micro-managing events on the battlefield, Trump leaves the decision-making to leaders in the field.
Michigan Woman Gets Life for Murder In Parrot Case
A Michigan woman has been sentenced to life in prison for the shooting death of her husband in a crime apparently witnessed by the man's pet parrot. Forty-nine-year-old Glenna Duram of Sand Lake learned her sentence Monday after a jury found her guilty of first-degree murder and a felony firearm charge last month.
Exact same as Perry Mason episode #50: “The Case of the Perjured Parrot”
She did it
ACORN Sues California to Allow More Illegals to Vote
Matthew Vadum
An ACORN offshoot and other left-wing pressure groups are suing California in federal court because the state hasn't made it easy enough for Democrats to flood voter rolls with illegal aliens and foreign nationals who aren't legally eligible to vote. Throughout the years Mickey Mouse, Mary Poppins, and celebrities living and dead were registered to vote because now-defunct ACORN and its allied groups were allowed to pollute the voter rolls.
This 'Endangered Species' Story was Government-Sponsored Fake News
Rob Gordon
Leave it to the federal government to make a costly mistake, obscure it for decades at taxpayer expense, and then try to claim it was a success. In 2016, Johnston's frankenia – a wiry, blue-green, roughly 1 to 2-foot-tall shrub with tiny oblong leaves – endangered species database reports the happy plant was "delisted" because it had recovered.
Shelia Jackson Lee Declares that Houston is 50' Below Sea Level
Congresswoman Shelia Jackson Lee joined Roland Martin to talk about the devastation left from Hurricane Harvey. To get a picture of what’s happening in Houston the congresswoman tried to explain that, “Many people don’t know that we are 50 feet below sea level and are still flooding.” Then Martin pulled out the ‘race card’.

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