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“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
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

"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance.
The one thing it cannot be is moderately important." — C.S. Lewis

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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To Deal with Leftists, Imagine You're Confronting Satan
Selwyn Duke
Truth means nothing to leftists. The ends justify the means and they will literally say or do anything to achieve their aims. They'll use violence – Antifa, BLM, rioting and attacking Trump supporters – and intimidation while calling conservatives fascists and blaming them for the unrest. They'll rail against "racism" one moment and then excoriate a race (whites) the next.

Sorry, Democrats, Progressive Mob Action is a Real Problem
David French
What happens when you combine the classic "Republicans pounce" media narrative with a healthy dose of whataboutism? You get the sad spectacle of the last few days, in which the media has rationalized and minimized genuinely menacing, troubling left-wing mob action – because, after all, there can be only one villain on the national stage.

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Why the United States is a republic and not a democracy
A Republic v. A Democracy
Why the U.S.A. is one and not the other.

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Week ending 14 October 2018

Trump's List: 289 Accomplishments In Just 20 Months,
'relentless' Promise-Keeping

As Trump nears the two-year mark of his historic election and conducts political rallies around the country during which he talks up his wins in hopes it will energize Republican voters, the administration has counted up 289 accomplishments in 18 categories, capped by the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. They include 173 major wins like adding more than 4 million jobs and another 116 smaller victories, some with outsized importance such as the 83 percent one-year increase in arrests of MS-13 gang members.
First Day On Job, Kavanaugh Hires More Black Law Clerks
Than RBG In Her Whole Tenure

Justice Brett Kavanaugh has hired a black law clerk for his new chambers at the U.S. Supreme Court, matching Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's record of African-American clerkship hiring during her tenure on the nation's highest judicial tribunal. With his first clerkship hires, Kavanaugh also set a gender composition record, an apparent attempt to buck the high court's hiring patterns, which tend to favor white, male graduates of elite law schools.
House Leader McCarthy Introducing Bill to Fully Fund Border Wall, Includes Kate's Law Making Midterm Immigration Referendum
House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy will introduce a bill this week that will fully fund President Donald Trump's planned wall along the U.S. border with Mexico, thereby setting the midterm elections up as a referendum on immigration policy, Breitbart News has learned exclusively. Outgoing Speaker Paul Ryan hinted at a post-election border wall funding fight on Monday.
DHS to Waive Environmental Laws for
New Border Gates in South Texas

The waiver posted online lists 11 locations where the government plans to install gates in existing fencing. DHS has in recent months issued similar waivers of environmental laws for projects elsewhere on the southwest border. The U.S. government already has around 700 miles of fencing on the southwest border. In far South Texas, segments of fencing stop and start along the levee built next to the Rio Grande, the river separating the U.S. and Mexico.
35 States Tell the FCC to Get Off Its Ass and
Do Something About Spoofed Robocalls

A bipartisan coalition of 35 attorneys general signed a formal request today for the Federal Communications Commission to do something about all the damn spoofing robocalls that have driven us all to basically stop answering our phones ever. Last November, the FCC created the 2017 Call Blocking Order, which is supposed to provide phone companies a means of weeding out and blocking robocalls. But a group of concerned attorneys general have observed that the robocall issue is getting worse, despite the order.
The UN Climate-Change Panel That Cried Wolf Too Often
Rex Murphy
Everybody loves the Apocalypse. The idea of the end of the world, the more imminent the better, has always had enthusiastic popular support. The trouble with apocalypses is that they can't be plural. You only get one by definition. Neither can you set multiple deadlines for Doomsday. It's a kind of one-off by nature. Do it too often and people cease to take notice or even care.
George Soros-Funded Network Drives Anti-Kavanaugh Activism
Mr. Soros has been a key funder through his Open Society Foundations of a left-wing network of protest groups, including the Center for Popular Democracy, which has received millions of dollars from the Soros philanthropy and helped spearhead demonstrations against Supreme Court Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh. "Most any left-wing group of any consequence at all is getting Soros money," said Scott Walter, president of the Capital Research Center. "In my decades of studying left-wing groups, I almost never find a group that lacks funding from Soros."
Florida's Sen. Bill Nelson Steers
Would-Be Hurricane Relief Donors to Democratic Bundling PAC

As the devastating storm surge of Hurricane Michael recedes, Florida's U.S. Senator Bill Nelson is raising money. He's raising it purportedly for relief to victims of the hurricane, the third strongest to hit the U.S. coast in recorded history. But as Cameron Cawthorne reports at the Washington Free Beacon, Nelson's recent email encouraging donors to give to relief organizations ends up sending them to a Democratic bundling PAC called ActBlue.
Deceitful, despicable slight-of-hand scam common Dem ploy
Watchdog Presses FEC for Audit On
Maxine Waters Fundraising Practices

California Democratic Rep. Maxine Waters is facing a new complaint about an obscure fundraising tactic that rakes in thousands from state politicians in exchange for being listed on her slate mailers – this time, involving supporters of a former Los Angeles mayor defeated in the June gubernatorial primary...
FBI's Smoking Gun:
Redactions Protected Political Embarrassment, not 'national security'

John Solomon
To declassify or not to declassify? That is the question, when it comes to the FBI's original evidence in the Russia collusion case. The Department of Justice (DOJ) and the FBI have tried to thwart President Trump on releasing the evidence, suggesting it will harm national security, make allies less willing to cooperate, or even leave him vulnerable to accusations that he is trying to obstruct the end of the Russia probe.
Fusion GPS Founder ‘In Real Legal Jeopardy’
Over Inconsistent Testimony, GOP Lawmaker Says

“I’m not surprised that Glenn Simpson is taking the Fifth,” Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe said in a Fox News interview on Sunday. “He probably should. He’s in real legal jeopardy. Very clearly someone is not telling the truth,” he added. Simpson, who investigated the Trump campaign on behalf of the DNC and Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, informed Congress on Thursday that he will plead the Fifth to avoid speaking with members of the House committee.
Revealed: Secret Service Foiled ISIS Assassination Attempt
On President Trump

Just one year into his term, President Donald Trump was the target of a credible assassination plot attributed to ISIS – but the U.S. Secret Service managed to foil the attempt, according to a report that will air on National Geographic channel on Sunday.
Politico: 'Trump Anxiety Disorder' is Driving Liberals Crazy
P.J. Gladnick
In case you haven't figured it out yet, it's now official: President Donald Trump is driving liberals crazy. The October 12 edition of Politico Magazine told us what we pretty much already knew. And if you were somehow unaware of this, liberal antics in the wake of the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation should have enlightened you.
Many of them were already close enough to walk
Actress Rose McGowan – Who Triggered Harvey Weinstein's Downfall – Now Claims the #MeToo Movement is 'all bull****' and a lie'
The actress who kick-started the exposure of Hollywood moguls who allegedly exploited positions of power to abuse women has branded #MeToo campaigners against sex attackers 'losers'. Rose McGowan accused producer Harvey Weinstein of rape this time last year, sparking an avalanche of allegations in the entertainment industry and beyond.
#MeToo Movement Sends Hollywood Figures Into Exile, Not Jail
The #MeToo movement has sent dozens of once-powerful Hollywood players into exile, but few of them have been placed in handcuffs or jail cells. And it's increasingly apparent that the lack of criminal charges may remain the norm. A task force launched last November by Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey to handle the surge in allegations against entertainment figures has taken up criminal cases involving nearly two dozen entertainment-industry figures. None has been charged.
Woman Accusing a N.J. Gov. Phil Murphy Staffer of Rape
Says She 'received no justice'

The woman who accused a senior staffer in Gov. Phil Murphy's administration of sexually assaulting her while he worked for Murphy's campaign last year is a state official who says she is now telling her story because she has "received no justice." Katie Brennan, who later volunteered for the campaign and is now the chief of staff at the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency, detailed her allegations against Albert J. Alvarez publicly for the first time on Sunday afternoon.
She Said He Assaulted Her. Witnesses IN THE ROOM Said it
Didn't Happen. He was Still Suspended.

A female student claimed a male student assaulted her while they lay next to each other on a bed one night after drinking. Just a few feet away, the man's girlfriend and roommate were talking, and neither heard or saw anything corroborating the woman's claims. The school suspended him anyway.
Gender trumps facts
Wells Fargo Bucks Corporate Gun Control,
Issues $40 Million in Credit to Ruger Firearms

Bloomberg reports that the $40 million is on top of $431 million Wells Fargo has issued to gun manufacturers since the December 14, 2012, Sandy Hook attack. This means Wells Fargo is not only bucking the corporate gun control trend in 2018 but has also withstood the firearm divestiture campaign that launched following Sandy Hook.
Top 3% of U.S. Taxpayers Paid Majority of Income Taxes in 2016
Individual income taxes are the federal government’s single biggest revenue source. In fiscal year 2018, which ended Sept. 30, the individual income tax is expected to bring in roughly $1.7 trillion, or about half of all federal revenues, according to the Congressional Budget Office.
Sanctuary City: Previously Deported Illegal Alien
Accused of Brutally Raping Long Island Mother for an Hour

A previously deported illegal alien has been arrested and charged with brutally raping a woman in Long Island, New York for an hour, according to police. Ever Martinez-Reyes, a 24-year-old illegal alien from El Salvador, allegedly followed a 36-year-old mother of two to her home, knocked her unconscious, then repeatedly raped her for an hour, investigators say, according to Newsday.
Minneapolis Mayor Angers Police with
Mandatory Placards Aimed at Helping Illegal Aliens

Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Frey announced this week that mandatory placards detailing immigrants’ rights will be displayed in police squad cars, and now some officers are pushing back. The signs will be in both English and Spanish, and will be displayed in all of the city’s squad cars. “Right now, cities have to step up and do what our federal administration and Congress won’t,” Frey said at a press conference Wednesday.
Four Texas Women In 'Voter Fraud Ring' Arrested,
Targeted Seniors In Fort Worth

Members of an organized voter fraud ring have been arrested and indicted on charges they targeted and, in one case stole, the votes of elderly voters on the city's north side. Four people were arrested – Leticia Sanchez, Leticia Sanchez Tepichin, Maria Solis and Laura Parra – after being indicted on 30 felony counts of voter fraud, according to a statement from the Texas Attorney General's Office.
Rosemount Educator On Leave After Tweeting 'kill Kavanaugh?'
A Rosemount special education teacher has been placed on paid administrative leave after posting a tweet Saturday that appeared to call for the killing of new U.S. Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The teacher, listed as an instructor at the Intermediate School District 917's Alliance Education Center, has since deleted her Twitter account but her tweet was captured and shared by scores of users who said they reported it to the FBI and U.S. Secret Service.
No Wonder it Works So Well:
There May Be Viagra in That Herbal Supplement

They claim to help you sleep, make your hair grow, speed weight loss, improve your sex life and ward off the nasty cold going around the office. Though it's often impossible to tell if dietary supplements work, consumers generally feel certain they can't hurt. But they can. The FDA has identified hundreds of supplements tainted with pharmaceuticals – from antidepressants and erectile dysfunction remedies to weight-loss drugs – since 2007

Week ending 7 October 2018

Kavanaugh Confirmed:
The Party of Trump Wins the Street Brawl (and these are the lessons)

Wayne Allyn Root
Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed to the Supreme Court. President Trump wins again. Here are the lessons (and winners) of this epic, historic battle. First, America always does the right thing…but only after exhausting every other option. Second, the biggest winner is President Trump. Notch another victory on his belt. The score after about 21 months in office is Trump 100, Democrats 0. Against all odds, Trump just keeps winning.
Rooting Out Scientific Corruption
Paul Driessen
It's about time someone exposed and rooted out this growing problem, and not just in the food arena. Countless billions of dollars in state and federal taxpayer money, corporate (and thus consumer) funding and foundation grants have fueled research and padded salaries, with universities typically taking a 40% or so cut off the top, for "oversight and overhead." Incentives and temptations abound.
Dershowitz Leads Push to Seriously Punish False Accusers:
Women Who Willfully Lie Should Go to Prison

Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz believes the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh by Julie Swetnick provide an "educational moment" in dealing with women who falsely accuse men of sexual misconduct. Dershhowitz joined other panelists on Fox News' "Hannity" on Tuesday discussing the questionable interview of the Supreme Court nominee's third accuser.
GOP Senator: Criminal Referral Should Be Sent for Swetnick's 'Apparently False Affidavit' Submitted by Avenatti
Sen. Bill Cassidy (R., La.) tweeted on Tuesday that a "criminal referral should be sent to the FBI" after Julie Swetnick backtracked on some allegations she levied against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh in a sworn statement. Swetnick's attorney, Michael Avenatti, provided the Senate with her sworn statement in which she alleged Kavanaugh was complicit in "gang rape" parties in the 1980s. Swetnick, however, appeared to backtrack on some of her initial claims in an interview with NBC on Monday night.
The Media Want Brett Kavanaugh to Suffer
Long After His Confirmation is Over

The battle over Brett Kavanaugh is almost over. It looks like he gets his lifetime appointment to the Supreme Court, but oh, have the news media made him pay for it. It was always a problem for Kavanaugh that he was the one chosen to fill the crucial swing seat on the court (even more of a problem that he was a white man), but now that Democrats and their media friends have run out of ways to delay his confirmation, the obituaries have been written.
Dems Face Backlash from ‘mama bears’
Angered by Kavanaugh Hearings

In Huntsville, Ala., mom Vickie Freeman had wept for joy as she watched Brett Kavanaugh testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. And now that he’s been confirmed as the country’s 114th Supreme Court justice, she has a name for herself and other Republican moms galvanized by the tense and partisan confirmation process. “We are the ‘Mama Bears,’ absolutely,” Freeman told The Post. “And it has really fired us up to vote.”
Stephen Colbert 'Late Show' Writer:
'I'm just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh's life'

In a social media post on Saturday, a writer for CBS's "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" seemingly celebrated the damage done to Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh's reputation during his bruising and bitterly partisan confirmation battle. "Whatever happens, I'm just glad we ruined Brett Kavanaugh's life," the writer, Ariel Dumas, posted on Twitter.
Women to Crazed Feminists: We Will Fight You to Defend Our Men
D. C. McAllister
HarpyThe feminist movement protesting politicians, vandalizing homes, and donning pink pussy hats is large and loud. But not all women join them. Many women are busy working jobs, caring for their families, having babies, raising children, and going about their lives in quiet harmony – lives that are disrupted only by the agitations of crazed harpies blaring from the television as they push an agenda that has nothing to do with women’s rights.
Bigger Job Gains for Disabled Workers Under Trump
Disabled Americans are going back to work at a better pace than those with no disabilities, another sign that the Trump economy is opening up the job market. The Bureau of Labor Statistics Jobs Report released Friday said that a higher ratio of those with disabilities gained jobs than those without them.
Lowest Unemployment Rate Since '69;
Lowest Number of Unemployed Since 2000

"Just out: 3.7% Unemployment is the lowest number since 1969!" President Trump tweeted on Friday. Not since the end of 1969 has the nation's unemployment rate been this low. The Bureau of  Labor Statistics reported on Friday that the unemployment rate dropped two-tenths of a point to 3.7 percent in September.
Where were you in 1969?
Trump's Approval Rating Soars to Highest Level, Destroys Obama's
Jacky Murphy
Despite the media claiming the entire country is united against the policies of Donald Trump, the silent majority has spoken, revealing that the President's approval rating is almost at its highest level, and more than Obama's at this point in his Presidency. Even as the leftists throw tantrums in the run-up to the confirmation process of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, the truth about what real Americans think about Trump is relatively evident.
George Soros Funded Research Firm Behind the Steele Dossier,
His Spokesman Confirms

The Daily Caller reports that a spokesman for billionaire George Soros has acknowledged that he indirectly funded Fusion GPS, the firm behind the debunked Christopher Steele dossier. Soros' spokesman told the Washington Post that George Soros donated to the Democracy Integrity Project, a group founded by a former staffer to Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
Top FBI lawyer Baker Offers 'explosive' Testimony
On 'abnormal' Handling of Russia probe Into Trump Campaign

"Some of the things that were shared were explosive in nature," Rep. Mark Meadows, R-N.C., told Fox News. "This witness confirmed that things were done in an abnormal fashion. That's extremely troubling." Meadows claimed the "abnormal" handling of the probe into alleged coordination between Russian officials and the Trump presidential campaign was "a reflection of inherent bias that seems to be evident in certain circles."
Staffer Who 'doxed' GOP Senators
Faces Nearly 50 Years In Federal Prison

Jackson Cosko was arrested Wednesday by U.S. Capitol Police when he was caught sneaking into the offices of Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., after 10 p.m. Tuesday and using an aide's computer and log-in. He was charged with five federal offenses: making public restricted personal information, making threats in interstate commerce, unauthorized access of a government computer, identity theft, and witness tampering… From August until his arrest, Cosko worked as an unpaid fellow with the office of Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas.
Someone was paying 'fellow' Cosko, who?
Kavanaugh Boomerang #1:
 Fanatical Dems Finally Have Unified the GOP Behind Trump

Thomas Lifson
The Democrats have not merely overplayed their hand in opposing the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh, they have provoked a reaction that has serious consequences for the power struggle ahead. Most of them do not understand yet the gravity of their error because they still operate out of a rage that has its origin in the belief that Donald Trump's presidential victory was somehow illegitimate.

Kavanaugh Boomerang #2: Fanatical Dems Will
Drive Away Voters with Over-the-Top Reaction from Now to Nov. 6

Thomas Lifson
Even if a few among the Democrat leadership sober up and realize that their scurrilous, cruel attacks on Judge Kavanaugh have backfired, the angry fanatics who donate, demonstrate, and harass cannot help themselves...  Their problem is that the level of hatred that has been propagated inevitably will result in fanatics acting out in distasteful and all too often violent ways.
File Under – Women Never Lie About Such Things:
Rape Charges Against 4 California Dentists Dismissed After
Video Contradicts Woman's Story

Four dentists from California, including three brothers, who faced rape charges for the alleged assault of a woman at the Wynn Las Vegas, had all charges dismissed in court Monday. Charged were Ali Badkoobehi and brothers Poria Edalat, Saman Edalat and Sina Edalat. The charges included sex assault, conspiracy to commit sex assault and first-degree kidnapping for the late July incident.
Kanye's Not Alone: Blacks are Deserting the Dems
Roger L Simon
... the Democratic Party is in deep trouble. The party relies for its electoral power on overwhelming support from African-Americans, a dependency in itself inherently racist and suffused with reactionary identity politics. Without the black vote, the Dems might as well rename themselves the Celluloid Party and run Hollywood agents for mayor of Malibu. It'll be their best chance for success.
Lawyer Who Cleared Ellison of Domestic Abuse Allegations is
Partner at Firm That Donated $500G to Dems

A lawyer who "was unable to substantiate" the domestic violence allegations against Rep. Keith Ellison is a partner of a law firm that donated more than $500,000 to Democrats since 1998, with nearly $50,000 to the embattled congressman running for the state's attorney general position.
Democratic Socialists of America Has a Plan to Infiltrate the Public Schools, Teach Karl Marx, and Turn Your Kids Into Socialists
Jeff Sanders
When James O'Keefe's Project Veritas exposed the Deep State's unelected, unaccountable operatives working on "company" time to disrupt President Donald Trump's agenda, it also revealed that many of these officials are affiliated with, and inspired by, the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA). The DSA is also infiltrating America's public schools. The best example of their intent is the Young Democratic Socialists of America's pamphlet "Why Socialists Should Become Teachers." In this 19-page document, the YDSA lays out their case for taking over public schools in every district in our country. They are well-organized, well-funded, and serious about their commitment.
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Republican Seeks to Prohibit Federal Contracts to Banks
That Cut Off Gunmakers

Sen. John Kennedy R-La., introduced legislation Tuesday to prohibit federal contracts with banks that end business with other lawful businesses over social policy. The topic became a hot button issue last spring when Bank of America and Citigroup announced that they would end banking relationships with gun manufacturers or retailers that sold certain semi-automatic weapons similar to ones used in mass shootings of civilians.
ICE Officers Demand Portland Mayor Relinquish Control of Police
After Occupy ICE Protests

Portland's protests were among the most chaotic and violent of nationwide efforts against U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement. They lasted weeks and forced the ICE office in the city to shut down. The National ICE Council, the union that represents ICE officers, said Mayor Ted Wheeler fueled the confrontations by expressing support for the protesters and in public and private statements made clear to police that they were to stand down, ignoring some 911 calls from agency employees being menaced by the protests.
Calif. Billionaire's Renewable Energy Initiative Makes Arizona Ballot
Proposition 127, a ballot initiative to require Arizona utilities to generate 50 percent of their electricity through renewable energy sources such as solar and wind by 2030, will appear on the ballot this November after the Arizona Supreme Court dismissed a challenge to the signatures gathered for the petition. AAE, which formed "No on 127," a coalition of more than 60 members, including business groups, agricultural interests, local chambers of commerce, labor unions, and think tanks, to fight Prop. 127, expressed disappointment with the court's decision.
Michigan Congressional Candidate Criticized for
Calling Himself an 'MD' Despite Not Having Medical License

Matt Longjohn, a Democrat challenging incumbent GOP Rep. Frank Upton in Michigan's 6th congressional district, is not licensed as a medical doctor in either Michigan or his home state of Illinois, the Michigan Information & Research Service found. Michigan's public health code stipulates that people who are not licensed "shall not use an insignia, title, or letter, or a word, letter, or phrase … to induce the belief that the person is licensed or registered in this state."
Another Dem lying about their background
That Sign Telling You How Fast You're Driving
May Be Spying On You

Speed signAccording to recently released U.S. federal contracting data, the Drug Enforcement Administration will be expanding the footprint of its nationwide surveillance network with the purchase of "multiple" trailer-mounted speed displays "to be retrofitted as mobile LPR [License Plate Reader] platforms." The DEA is buying them from RU2 Systems Inc., a private Mesa, Arizona company. How much it's spending on the signs has been redacted.
Parkland Victim's Dad: No Alyssa Milano, the
NRA Did Not Kill My Daughter

The father of a Parkland shooting victim schooled actress Alyssa Milano for blaming the National Rifle Association for the death of his daughter. "She needs to learn her facts before she speaks," Andrew Pollack posted to Twitter on Monday. "The FBI, Sherrif Israel [sic], mental illness counselors, school administrators & failed diversionary programs are to blame. Not the NRA."
Study Confirms Link Between Violent Video Games and
Physical Aggression

The latest in the long-standing debate over violent video games: They do cause players to become more physically aggressive. An international study looking at more than 17,000 adolescents, ages nine to 19, from 2010 to 2017, found playing violent video games led to increased physical aggression over time.
Police Chief Says He'd 'like to kill' Council President, Calls Her a b----
A law enforcement official is being called out for allegedly threatening the town council president in a recording that was played at a public meeting last week. Englewood Cliffs Police Chief Michael Cioffi was recorded allegedly making comments about Council President Carrol McMorrow. "I'd like to kill her but I can't," Cioffi allegedly said, according to a recording played by McMorrow during the public comments portion of a council meeting Wednesday night.
Democrats keeping it classy
Man Accused of Kicking Anti-Abortion Protester Arrested In Toronto
 A video uploaded to YouTube shows a man in a purple hooded sweater asking an anti-abortion protester “if somebody gets raped by somebody and they’re like ‘I’m a 16-year-old and I can’t have this baby’ think you should keep it?” “It’s a baby,” the woman can be heard saying just before the man sticks out his tongue and kicks in her direction.
Mississippi Governor Condemns High School Band's Halftime Show
Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant is condemning a high school band for a football halftime performance that he said was "unacceptable in a civilized society." Many are saying the performance Friday night by the band from Forest Hill High School depicted students dressed as doctors and nurses pointing toy guns at SWAT team members prone on the ground, WLBT-TV reported.
Not funny at all

Week ending 30 September 2018

Why the Brett Kavanaugh Smear?
John Hinderaker
If we can do this to the Boy Scout Brett Kavanaugh, we can do it to anyone. Are you thinking of serving in a Republican administration? Or accepting an appointment to the federal judiciary from a Republican president? Think twice, and then think again. Because our smear machine will reach back to middle school if necessary. If we can't find any dirt on you, we will manufacture some.
Never Negotiate with Sociopaths:
Liars, Democrats and the #Kavanaugh Smear

Robert Stacy McCain
This was all a set-up, a carefully planned ambush by Democrats, calculated either to force Judge Kavanaugh to withdraw his name for the Supreme Court nomination, or else to delay the process past the midterm elections, turning the nomination into a campaign issue. Once you understand this, the coordination between Senate Democrats and Professor Ford's lawyers appears highly significant.
Republicans are now the hip, cool, purveyors of truth, justice, free speech, patriotism, compassion, and racial equality. Imagine that.
#WalkAway Becomes #MarchAway
Jim ONeill
The moderate to conservative Democrats, the so-called “Blue Dog” Democrats (“Trumpocrats”), are leaving the Democrat Party in droves. They are fed-up with being ignored and ridiculed by the elites in DC and the MSM – and more recently, appalled and angered by the despicable way that a good man, Brett Kavanaugh, has been unjustly, vociferously, and viciously lied about and trashed by the Left. The Trumpocrats, the Blue Dog Republicans, are incensed and they are here to stay.
Jim Jordan: Spending Bill that Funds Planned Parenthood and
Not a Wall 'Unacceptable'

It is less than one week until the September 30 deadline to fund the federal government. While many lawmakers think the bill passed by the Senate will fly in the House, Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) is not one of them. "This bill funds things we said we wouldn't, like Planned Parenthood, but doesn't fund things we said we would, like the border security wall." "That's unacceptable."
Trump's Real Job Approval Could Be as High as 60 Percent
Gregory Buls
Given ... the relative peace and prosperity Americans enjoy, how do we explain a presidential approval rating that remains mired in the low to mid-40s? Republicans should discount the polls – the picture heading into the 2018 elections is brighter than it seems.  There are at least eight ways in which poll numbers are likely exaggerated against Trump – and thus Republicans in general:
Kavanaugh Debate is Exactly Why Our Founders Thought
Early Voting Was a Bad Idea

John Fund
It was precisely because of events like the Kavanaugh nomination that Congress in 1845 declared the first Tuesday in November as the national Election Day. A jumble of competing state election days had meant that late-breaking developments were leading voters in some states to go to the polls with different information from those who voted early. Some early voters came to regret the vote they cast before subsequent news had broken.
'Where is Your Integrity?' Pirro Rips Dems for
'Hypocrisy' in Kavanaugh Hearing

In her Opening Statement, Judge Jeanine Pirro said the hearing for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh showed the hypocrisy among Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee. Pirro said the Democrats were willing to succeed and block the judge's confirmation to the high court at all costs. "The spectacle I saw this week was one of the most pathetic, disheartening and saddest displays to which this nation has ever stood witness," she said.

It isn't He Said, She Said... it's THEY!
Feinstein to Be Investigated Over Leaked Letter from Ford
Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office will be investigated to determine whether it leaked a confidential letter from one of Brett Kavanaugh’s accusers, Sen. Tom Cotton said Sunday. Cotton, an Arkansas Republican, also said lawyers recommended to Christine Blasey Ford by Democrats will face a Washington, D.C., bar investigation for telling her that Senate Judiciary Committee staffers would not travel to California to interview her about her sexual-assault allegation.

DiFi's Kavanaugh Lie Right Out of Alinsky's 'Rules for Radicals'
Katy Grimes
Sen. Dianne Feinstein has much to be ashamed about in her lengthy political career… but first comes to mind is her reprehensible attempt to prevent Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the United States Supreme Court… a tactic right out of Saul Alinsky's Rules for Radicals. Dianne Feinstein started this snowball lie which she said was credible, but sat on until it was clear that Kavanaugh would sail through the Judiciary Committee hearings and be confirmed. This was nothing more than a gross attempt at political assassination.

Sen. Kennedy to Feinstein: 'You Should Hide Your Head in a Bag'
Megan Fox
I don't know what's going on, but the Republicans seem to have found the testicular fortitude to speak the truth and stand up for the scheming Democrats for once. Sen. John Kennedy's (R-La.) scathing remarks will surely come in as the second most memorable speech of Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation process – outside of the unleashing of Lindsey "The Kraken" Graham. Calling the Senate hearing an "intergalactic freak show," Sen. Kennedy won my heart forever.

In Kavanaugh Battle,
Are Ford's Lawyers Representing Her, or the Democrats?

Gregg Jarrett
Did Ford attorneys Katz and Banks not make it clear to their client that she could avoid the nightmarish scenario that unfolded in Thursday's hearing? Did the lawyers who are supposed to be representing Ford not dutifully communicate to her that she could easily circumvent what Kavanaugh himself described as "a national disgrace?" Or was a rancorous public hearing what Katz and Banks really wanted all along, ignoring their client's desire to maintain some semblance of privacy?

More Like a Hijacking Than a Democracy, Senator Graham
Judi McLeod
Something truly game-changing happened in the Senate [Friday]. Due process and what millions thought was Rule of Law went out the window with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, whose hearing was stalled for at least another week. We've reached the perilous stage where anyone with an axe to grind, driven by political, or any other motive, can destroy anyone's reputation, family and career with unproven allegations, splashed liberally throughout the media, with the help of elected officials.

Maryland Law in 1980s Viewed Sexual Assault as a Misdemeanor
Maryland law in the early 1980s classified acts like those alleged against Judge Brett Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford as misdemeanors with a one-year statute of limitation, according to local officials who would oversee an investigation today. "To date, there have no criminal reports filed with the Montgomery County Department of Police that would lead to the initiation of any criminal investigation related to Judge Kavanaugh," [authorities] told a group of local Democratic legislators pushing for such action in a letter Friday.
Kellyanne Conway Speaks Out:
'I'm a victim of sexual assault'

An emotional Kellyanne Conway came forward Sunday and stated that she is a victim of sexual assault. The revelation by Conway, counselor to President Trump, came during a tense back-and-forth with journalist Jake Tapper on CNN’s “State of the Union” while Conway defended the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.
CA Dems Slam Kavanaugh While Remaining Silent on
Ellison, Cardenas, and Cisneros

Several California Democrats running for Congress have lambasted Republicans for their handling of a 36-year-old sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this week while remaining silent about #MeToo charges women have leveled against three Democrats. None of the Democratic candidates responded to questions from the Washington Free Beacon about whether they support further investigation of the #MeToo charges against Ellison, Cardenas, or Cisneros.
Minnesota Newspaper Sues to Unseal Ellison's Divorce Records
Amid Abuse Allegations

Star Tribune, a local Minnesota newspaper, sued to unseal the divorce records of Rep. Keith Ellison (D., Minn.), the Democratic candidate for state attorney general. The divorce records between Ellison and his ex-wife, Kim Ellison, were sealed in 2012 and have become of public interest as Ellison faces an allegation he abused an ex-girlfriend.
Kavanaugh Accuser Julie Swetnick Sued by
Former Employer for Sexual Harassment in 2000

Julie Swetnick, the woman who has accused Brett Kavanaugh of leading a group of men to gang rape girls, faced sexual harassment allegations from a former employer back in 2000. The web analytics company WebTrends sued Swetnick back in 2000 and also accused her of lying about graduating from John Hopkins University. The company accused her of "inappropriate conduct" at work. She then made "false and retaliatory allegations" against two male co-workers.
The FBI report on this one will be a doozy!
Californians to Try to Kill High-Speed Rail Project by Referendum
Remember that high-speed rail project that was going to bring California's infrastructure into the 21st century? The last we really heard about it was back in April when an audit was scheduled to take stock of just how far in the hole they were and if it could ever be finished. Of course, that's been the story of this project from the beginning.
Is it Time to End the Ethanol Mandate for Automotive Fuel?
The White House is taking a close look at ethanol policy

Frank J Macchiarola
Fueled by advanced technology, the American energy resurgence is paying off for consumers and shielding U.S. markets from instability overseas. But drivers may need extra cash to pay the mechanic if federal regulators keep forcing more ethanol into the fuel supply. Multiple industries have long warned about the risks of higher-ethanol fuels like E15 (15 percent ethanol), which extensive testing shows can damage engines and fuel systems.
Bloom Energy's "tangled web"
Paul Driessen and Clint Laird
The Delaware legislature has let Bloom Energy operate for years under a unique definition of "renewable energy" that allows Bloom to qualify for special treatment and subsidies by claiming its fuel cells "could" run on biofuels like methane from cows or landfills – even if they never have, even if they have always been fueled solely by natural gas from drilling and fracking, and even if they generate hazardous wastes in the process.
Questioning Climate Hysteria
Jack Dini
Kenneth Richard and Pierre Gosselin have been compiling lists which question climate hysteria. In just the first 6 months of 2018,  254 scientific papers were published that cast doubt on the position that anthropogenic CO2 emissions function as the climate's fundamental control knob, or that otherwise serve to question the efficacy of climate models or the related 'consensus' position commonly endorsed by policymakers and mainstream media sources.
Planned Parenthood Forces Cancellation of 'Gosnell' Screening
Planned Parenthood convinced a hotel in Austin, Texas, to cancel a screening of a new movie about convicted abortionist Kermit Gosnell, according to the film's producers. The movie, "Gosnell: The Trial of America's Biggest Serial Killer," which opens in theaters Oct. 12, was to be screened Saturday night in the Hyatt Hotel in the Texas capital at the same time Planned Parenthood hosts a $400 a plate gala dinner headlined by Cecille Richards, the organization's former CEO.
Trump's Tax Returns Will Be Target of Democrats' Probe if
They Win House In Midterms

The mystery of President Trump’s tax returns could finally come to an end if Democrats win control of at least one chamber of Congress following the midterm elections in November. Democratic lawmakers in the House are planning to use an obscure, almost 100-year-old tax statute – that permits the chairmen of Congress’ tax committees to look at anyone’s returns – to get to the bottom of Trump’s finances and possibly make public the information that the president has kept guarded since the 2016 election.
Court Documents Indicate Arizona Democrat Exaggerated
Childhood Homelessness Claims

Documents filed by the parents of Arizona Democratic Senate candidate Kyrsten Sinema contradict claims she's made on the campaign trail that she spent years as a child without basic utilities. The three-term Arizona congresswoman has long run on her humble beginnings, saying that for many years in her childhood she was effectively homeless and lived out of a rundown gas station.
Another Dem lies about her background… must be a disease
'Last Man Standing' Returns to Strong Ratings On Fox
Between the two revivals this fall – of a comedy with a liberal central character and tone, the Trump-bashing Murphy Brown, and a conservative one, Last Man Standing, it's the latter that netted strong ratings in its return. Despite airing on the slower-trafficked Friday night, LMS topped the Thursday premiere of CBS' Murphy Brown (1.1, 7.5 million). Like with the huge ratings return of Roseanne last spring, the strong numbers for LMS likely indicate an appetite for shows that provide a different perspective to most fare on TV.
Shingrix – Shingles Vaccine Shortage
Consumer Reports
Shingrix, the two-dose vaccine approved last year to prevent shingles and its blistery skin rash, continues to be in short supply – and shortfalls may last through the end of the year, according to Kathleen Dooling, M.D., a medical officer with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. GlaxoSmithKline, the manufacturer of Shingrix, calls the level of demand unprecedented and says it is shipping "large volumes" of the vaccine to pharmacies every two or three weeks – which it expects to continue doing through the end of the year.
Illegal Immigrant Arrested for Beating Homeless Men to Death was Deported Six Times, Released by Obama
On Monday, police arrested Ramon Alberto-Escobar, an illegal immigrant from El Salvador who has been deported six times, for seven attacks on homeless people in California. Three of the victims allegedly beaten by Alberto-Escobar have died. On Wednesday, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) issued a statement noting that the Obama administration had released him.
Orange County Judge Rules
California's 'sanctuary state' Law Unconstitutional

An Orange County judge on Thursday ruled that SB54, California's so-called "sanctuary state" law, is unconstitutional. The Superior Court judge said the law violates the rights of charter cities. The ruling comes in response to a challenge from Huntington Beach officials. The city opposed the controversial law, arguing it infringes on local governments' authority. The judge agreed, saying cities must be allowed to police themselves.
Florida Man Shoots, Kills Puppy from
Balcony During Walk with Its Owners

A man was arrested in Florida Saturday after he shot and killed an 8-month-old puppy with a high-powered pellet rifle from a second-floor balcony, according to police. The David Police Department said in a Facebook post that Johansen Concepcion De La Ros, 19, faces a charge of felony cruelty to animals.
Caravans of Migrants Continue Pouring Over U.S.-Mexico Border
Border Patrol agents are apprehending an increasing number of migrant groups that include more than 100 people on the northern side of the U.S.-Mexico border, and recorded two more incidents this week. The total number of people found in large caravans wandering through southern Arizona in recent weeks now stands at 1,200, according to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Professors Accused of Pimping Out Students
Got Nearly $500K to Study Prostitution

In a shocking irony, the John Jay College professors accused of pimping out their students raked in more than half a million dollars in government money to study prostitution. Thousands more in taxpayer and non-profit cash poured in for the academics to study addiction – at the same time the profs were allegedly running their own on-campus snakepit called “the swamp” where drugs were sold and used.

Week ending 23 September 2018

Woodward Admits No Evidence of Trump-Russia Collusion:
"I Looked for it Hard for 2 Years"

John Walsh
After two years of exhaustive research for his book, Woodward says that he has found no evidence of collusion between Putin's government and Donald Trump's campaign in 2016. Zilch, nada, zero. And Woodward strained very hard looking for it. This largely ignored blockbuster admission came in a radio interview with Hugh Hewitt ... The attitude in the mass media with respect to the work that Woodward has done on "Fear" borders on a sort of deification.
Censure Dianne Feinstein
Michael W. Schwartz
Regardless of the fate of Brett Kavanaugh's nomination, the Senate should censure the ranking Democratic member of the Judiciary Committee, Dianne Feinstein. Her deception and maneuvering, condemned across the political spectrum, seriously interfered with the Senate's performance of its constitutional duty to review judicial nominations, and unquestionably has brought the Senate into "dishonor and disrepute," the standard that governs these matters. As a matter of institutional integrity, the Senate cannot let this wrong go unaddressed.
The Economy is Beating the Last Administration's Low Expectations
Rep. Erik Paulsen
Americans are now seeing more jobs, higher wages, and greater investment. The president of the New York Fed remarked that the economy was neither growing too quickly nor too slowly, describing it as a "Goldilocks economy." Business optimism has been surging since the last election and the latest National Federation of Independent Business's (NFIB) survey of small business optimism hit a record high.
California's DMV Finds 3,000 More 'Unintended' Voter Registrations;
New Automated Program Requires User to Specifically Op Out

Officials at California's Department of Motor Vehicles said Wednesday that an additional 3,000 people were mistakenly signed up to vote during the rollout of the state's new "motor voter" program... While the total number of registration errors between mid-April and early August remains the same – estimated at roughly 23,000 – the new discovery more than doubles the instances in which customers unsuccessfully tried to opt out of registering to vote, the DMV said.
23,000 'unintended'? That's enough to swing close elections
Congratulations, Sen. Feinstein:
You've Managed to Make Our Politics Even Uglier

Jonah Goldberg
There are very few things I'm sure of in the latest, and worst, chapter in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation saga. It's like a "Choose Your Own Adventure" book where every chapter ends with a thud at the bottom of an old well or the clanking shut of a dungeon door... The only thing I am sure of now is that Sen. Dianne Feinstein has behaved outrageously. Because no matter what you choose to believe, she waited too long to reveal the accusation.
Even the Way Ford's Letter was Given to Feinstein is Shady
shady Feinstein...Because she still hasn't submitted a formal complaint/statement to the Senate Committee. Now what makes this story interesting is that it observes the infamous letter Feinstein refuses to turn over wasn't even written to Feinstein. So the Committee really has nothing officially before it from Ford, not even to Feinstein.
most disgusting chapter underhanded politics
All of Ford's Named Witnesses of the Party, Both Male and Female,
Have Now Denied Any Recollection of Attending Such a Party

Christine Blasey Ford has claimed that four other people attended a small gathering at which she was allegedly assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh. Three of those people, PJ Smyth, Mark Judge, and Kavanaugh, have already denied any recollection of attending such a party. On Saturday night, Leland Ingham Keyser, a classmate of Ford's at the all-girls school Holton-Arms and her final named witness, denied any recollection of attending a party with Brett Kavanaugh.
most disgusting chapter underhanded politics
Kavanaugh Accuser's Details Have Changed, but
She Remains Certain About Abuse

A woman, Leland Ingham Keyser, a former classmate of Ford's at the Holton-Arms all-girls school in Maryland, has since been identified by Ford as the fourth witness at the party. In a dramatic twist, Keyser, who has never been describable as a "boy," emerged Saturday night to say she doesn’t know Kavanaugh or remember being at the party with him.
most disgusting chapter underhanded politics
Christine Ford's Unhinged Attorney Is Wearing
Radical Socialist Power Fist T-Shirt at anti-Trump Protest

Katz wearing socialist 'Power' Fist shirt[Christine] Ford picked at least two far left attorneys to represent her and top Democrat advisers helped her plot her strategy to stall the process and smear Judge Kavanaugh. Ford and her attorneys continue to delay the process in hopes of ending Kavanaugh's confirmation process. It should be obvious at this point what is really going on here. This is the resistance in action – doing whatever they can to thwart the will of American voters.
most disgusting chapter underhanded politics
Former FBI Assistant Director On Kavanaugh Allegation:
None of This Would Hold Up in Court

Former FBI assistant director Chris Swecker told CNN that the accusation against Brett Kavanaugh would not hold up in court. Swecker said that the FBI had no business looking into the 36-year-old allegation. "The FBI has no independent jurisdiction to open up a standalone investigation of rape allegations or assault allegations that may have taken place 36 years ago," Swecker said, "That is a local crime."
most disgusting chapter underhanded politics
Kavanaugh Accuser's Lawyer Caught On Camera:
'We Are Going To Resist'

Debra Katz, one of the attorneys representing Brett Kavanaugh's accuser, attended a resistance rally against the president in 2017 and promised to "fight back." The Gargoyle, the alumni magazine for the University of Wisconsin Law School, profiled Katz on August 9, 2018 and found her to be just as committed to fighting the president as she was at the 2017 protest.
Soros-Backed Activists
Slip Cash to Anti-Kavanaugh Protesters Before Arrests

A coalition of activist organizations including Women's March, the Center for Popular Democracy (CPD) and Housing Works have scheduled the near-constant disruptions at the Kavanaugh hearings as part of an organized effort to derail the confirmation process in a series of meetings since he was first nominated.
George Soros Funded Group Demands EU Revoke Article 50,
Terminating Brexit

Anti Brexit campaign group, 'Best for Britain' who recently received £800,000 from globalist George Soros, have ramped up their efforts to revoke article 50 by targeting voters in ‘swing’ constituencies. Another group of anti-Brexit activists is now taking their case to the European Union’s highest court to see if MPs can vote to stop the UK leaving the bloc.
Woman Accusing DNC Co-Chair of Abuse Describes
How Democrats 'Smeared, Threatened, Isolated' Her

DNC Deputy Chair and Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison has been accused domestic abuse by former girlfriend Karen Monahan. Monahan broke her story earlier in the year, claiming to have video evidence of Ellison physically abusing her and using sexist slurs toward her. Monahan has been slowly telling her story through Twitter, explaining how Democrats in her state attempted to silence her and "isolate" her.

Ellison Accuser Releases 2017 Medical Document Saying
She Feared 'retribution'

A 2017 medical document released Wednesday by Karen Monahan said she feared "retribution" if she revealed her allegations of abuse against her former boyfriend, Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison. Ms. Monahan posted the Minnesota clinic's write-up from her visit to corroborate her accusations of physical and emotional abuse made public in August, which Mr. Ellison has denied. "When I post this, it gets deleted every time," she tweeted.
California Climate Policies Facing Revolt from Civil-Rights Groups
Hugely Expensive Green Mandates will Hit Poor the Hardest

High electricity prices should be a concern for California policymakers, since electric rates in the state are already 60 percent higher than those in the rest of the country. According to a recent study by the Berkeley-based think tank Environmental Progress, between 2011 and 2017 California's electricity rates rose more than five times as fast as those in the rest of the U.S. SB 100 will mean even higher electricity prices for Californians.
Gov Jerry Brown: 'Something's Got to Happen to' Trump,
People Must 'Get Rid of Him'

Democratic California Gov. Jerry Brown called President Donald Trump a "saboteur" and claimed Trump would undermine America "if we don't get rid of him." Brown made the appeal to rid America of Trump in an interview with MSNBC at a climate change summit in San Francisco earlier in September in which he lambasted the president for his tweets concerning the death toll in Puerto Rico and his stance on climate change. Brown claimed that Trump was "sabotaging the world order" and urged voters to vote Democrat in November.
Brown must be a lunatic
Booker: 'It Would Be Irresponsible' Not to Consider Presidential Run
Sen. Cory Booker (D., N.J.) said in an interview published Wednesday that it would be "irresponsible" for him to not consider a presidential run in 2020. "Of course the presidency will be something I consider. It would be irresponsible not to," Booker told New York Magazine.
Possibly lunatic #2
Booker's Push for Kavanaugh Vote Delay Called Out
Over His 1992 Column Detailing Teenage Groping

New Jersey Democratic Sen. Cory Booker is facing accusations of hypocrisy over his calls to delay the confirmation vote of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amid sexual misconduct allegations, as he once admitted groping a friend without her consent in high school. The senator, who urged the Senate Judiciary Committee to first let the FBI conduct an investigation after California professor Christine Blasey Ford accused the high court nominee of sexual assault over 35 years ago, once wrote an article detailing an instance where he groped a female friend.
Graham: There's a 'Bureaucratic Coup' Taking Place Against Trump
Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) said Sunday that there is a "bureaucratic coup" against President Trump. The South Carolina senator made the comments while speaking on "Fox News Sunday" after host Chris Wallace asked if Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should be fired for allegedly trying to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from the White House.
Robocall Alert: Scams Will Make Up Nearly Half of
All Cellphone Calls by 2019, Report Says

Nearly half of all cellphone calls next year will come from scammers, according to First Orion, a company that provides phone carriers and their customers caller ID and call-blocking technology. The Arkansas-based firm projects an explosion of incoming spam calls, marking a massive leap from 3.7 percent of total calls in 2017 to more than 29 percent this year, to a projected 45 percent by early 2019.
2.4 billion unwanted, automated calls every month
Farm Workers Voted 5-1 to Leave Union – Regulators
Withheld Results of 2013 Election Until a Federal Court Order

Employees at Fresno-based Gerawan Farming voted overwhelmingly to cut ties with the United Farm Workers union in a decertification election five years ago. The extent of the union's defeat, however, was not known until Tuesday when the California Agricultural Labor Relations Board (ALRB) finally released the results. The ballots cast showed that 1,098 employees voted to leave the union, while only 197 voted to stay – a margin in excess of the 640 ballots the union sought to disqualify, which played a major role in the ALRB decision not to tally the vote.
MIT Study Puts End to Lowball Estimate of 11 Million Illegal Aliens Frequently Thrown Around to 22 Million
The true number of illegal immigrants living in the U.S. – long a subject of intense debate – could be twice as high as commonly accepted figures, according to a study by a Massachusetts Institute of Technology researcher. The study published Friday by Mohammad Fazel-Zarandi, a senior lecturer at MIT’s Sloan School of Management, estimates there are about 22.1 million illegal immigrants in the U.S. today.
Nearly Half In Top 5 U.S. Cities Don't Speak English at Home,
Record 67 Million

Nearly half of the residents in the nation's five biggest cities do not speak English at home, choosing instead their native language, according to the latest Census Bureau data that details the impact of a decade of soft immigration policies. Overall, a record 67 million do not speak English at home, said the bureau. That is nearly double in 27 years.
So much for assimilation
Mark Zuckerberg Just Proved He Has No Clue How to Fix Facebook
Joe Nocera
In this case, it's one man in particular: Mark Zuckerberg, the 34-year-old founder and chief executive of Facebook Inc. Over the summer, he gave a series of interviews to the New Yorker's Evan Osnos. What emerges instead is a portrait of a man who not only doesn't know how to fix Facebook's problems – which include the spread of political misinformation, the misuse of people's data, and the accusation by the right that conservative speech is being stifled – he barely knows how to think about them.
CNN's Cooper Explodes Over Memes About Him,
Lies During Fact-Check

CNN's Anderson Cooper became enraged on Monday over pictures and memes of him that had been spread over the weekend on social media that showed him in flood waters, which many falsely assumed was from Hurricane Florence. The images were from ten years ago when Hurricane Ike hit the Southern United States and Cooper was reporting from Texas.
Taming the EPA Regulatory Hydra: An Essential First Step
William L. Kovacs
The almost fifty-year history of the EPA regulatory process is like the mythological "Hydra," a monster with many heads; when one was cut-off, two more grew back. Such an aggressive regulatory process crowned EPA as the most aggressive regulator in history. EPA alone has published over 25% of all the pages of regulations issued by all the agencies of the Federal Government, and almost twice as many as the much-derided IRS. Of the 28 most costly regulations issued in eight years by the Obama administration, EPA issued 13 of them.

Taming the EPA Regulatory Hydra: Further solutions (Part 2)
William L. Kovacs
Part 1 of this article recommended that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) be reorganized into a five-person commission. This second installment recommends a few modest but substantive changes that would create an agency better able to balance environmental protection with economic growth, and to recognize that a strong economy is also essential for human health and environmental quality.
'God's Not Dead' Writers Making Planned Parenthood Movie
A $6 million anti-abortion film that takes a critical look at Planned Parenthood recently wrapped after being shot in secret in Oklahoma, and the filmmakers behind such surprise hits as God's Not Dead and I Can Only Imagine are hoping for similar success when they release the movie wide next year. The movie is called Unplanned and the narrative focuses on the story of Abby Johnson.
The Mangled Myths Dogging the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter
Brendan Nicholson
F-35 Joint Strike Fighter Aircraft
The big problem with the resurrection of myths about JSF capability trouble is that they are wrong. Another problem with the regurgitation of earlier claims is that many issues aired earlier have been resolved over the course of the JSF's development. So we are hearing old news dressed up as new insights. It's worth saying something simple up front: the jets are operational with U.S. and Israeli forces. The Israelis have used them operationally this year.
DOJ Is Assessing Employee Featured in
Undercover 'Deep State' Video Released by Project Veritas

"Like, what's kind of lucky is at the DOJ, we can't really get fired," she said in the Project Veritas video. The DOJ said in a statement that the video's contents were "deeply concerning." The department is looking into the videos over a policy that "prohibits misuse of government resources to advance personal interests." Possibly to highlight the seriousness of the situation, tthe matter was also referred to the department's Office of the Inspector General.
Police Thought They Were Bursting Into Home of a Drug Dealer.
They Were at an Innocent Man's Door Instead.

A police search warrant team going after a drug dealer targeted the wrong address and burst into the apartment of an innocent resident who shot and wounded two officers believing they were home invaders, Prince George's law enforcement officials said. Police Chief Hank Stawinski apologized for the error Thursday and said he has halted executing search warrants until the department reviews how it corroborates information to confirm addresses and the location of investigative targets.
Judges issue warrants too easily

Week ending 16 September 2018

After Trump Won, Google Cried in its Safe Space –
How the Heck Can We Trust Them Now?

Brent Bozell
CFO Ruth Porat says: "We have an obligation to fight for what is right. And that is one of the many things that makes this company so beautiful... Our values are strong! We will fight to protect them, and we will use our great strength and resources that we have to continue to advance really important values." Google has responded with yet another "What? Us?" denial.
Bruce Ohr: Mueller Inquisition is Peter Strzok's "Insurance Policy"
L.J. Keith
Peter Strzok's co-conspirator and lover Lisa Page, though still combative, was much more forthcoming in her testimony to the committee. She said that that Strzok's emails and texts meant "exactly what they say they mean." When he said he would try to stop Trump, he meant it. When he said he had concocted an "insurance policy "with Andrew McCabe in "Andy's office" he was referring to using the fake Russian dossier to knowingly frame Donald Trump and create the basis for the Mueller investigation.
Boom Times: 72% Blue Collar Are
'optimistic about future,' 67% 'happy'

That recession driven grimness hanging over the workplace has lifted and now workers of all shades are feeling good about their future. A new survey provided to Secrets said that 72 percent of blue collar workers and 76 percent of white collar workers are optimistic about their future. What's more, half feel that it would be easy to find another job if they needed or wanted to.
U.S. Weekly Jobless Claims Drop to Near 49-Year Low
The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly fell last week, hitting its lowest level in nearly 49 years and pointing to robust labor market conditions. Initial claims for state unemployment benefits slipped 1,000 to a seasonally adjusted 204,000 for the week ended Sept. 8, the lowest level since December 1969, the Labor Department said on Thursday.
Kavanaugh Confirmation Process Has Been
'An Intergalactic Freak Show,' Sen. Kennedy Says

Sen. John Kennedy called the confirmation hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh “an intergalactic freak show” and said he was embarrassed for Congress by the accusations of sexual misconduct leveled at the Supreme Court nominee. “So far, it’s pretty much been an intergalactic freak show,” Kennedy, R-La., told Chris Wallace on “Fox News Sunday.” “Most Americans are looking at this – most mainstream Americans – and they’re thinking that Congress has hit rock bottom and started to dig.”

Feinstein's Handling of Kavanaugh Letter
Shows Complete Disregard for Truth and Justice

Judge Jeanine Pirro
Dianne, as a ranking member of the committee interviewing Kavanaugh, how could you possibly let a moment pass without addressing the issue when Kavanaugh was right in front of you [during the confirmation hearing] and would have had the opportunity to respond? What were you thinking? Are you stupid? Why would you let it go? Let me tell you why you let it go, Dianne. Because even you didn't believe it. What other reason could there be?

Kimberley Strassel Picks Apart Feinstein's Kavanaugh Letter:
'Timing Here Cannot Be Ignored'

Virginia Kruta
California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein issued a statement on Thursday alluding to a letter she received that raised concerns about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh – but the Wall Street Journal's Kimberley Strassel suggested that the whole scenario didn't exactly add up.

Justice Ginsburg Rips 'Highly Partisan' SCOTUS Confirmations
"The way it was, was right - the way it is, is wrong." Justice Ginsburg told a George Washington University Law School event aired on C-SPAN. "The atmosphere in '93 was truly bipartisan. The vote on my confirmation was 96-3, even though I had spent about 10 years of my life litigating cases under the auspices of the ACLU, and I was on the ACLU board and one of their general counsels."

Dem Senator Chris Coons Defends
"Well Justified" Harassment of GOP Senators Over Kavanaugh

Leftists Inundate Senator Collins' Office with
Threatening Voicemails, Giant Penis Cutout

Leftist and abortion enthusiasts against the confirmation of Kavanaugh have ramped up efforts to try to persuade Collins to oppose the qualified judge, including crowdfunding over a million dollars and threatening to give the money to the campaign of a Collins opponent in 2020. Now the threatening voicemails and vulgar demonstrations are pouring in, too.

Democrats Hoping for Another Anita Hill
Jeff Crouere
During this age of Trump Derangement Syndrome, Democrats sink to new levels of lunacy every day. As Congresswoman Maxine Waters (D-CA) continues to encourage liberals to harass Trump administration officials and supporters, several crazed activists have gone too far. This week, a GOP office in Wyoming was set on fire by an arsonist, likely a far-left Democrat extremist. Even worse, a Republican congressional candidate in California was almost stabbed to death by a liberal activist who attacked him at a festival.
Residents of New Mexico Compound Indicted on Federal Charges
Five residents of a ramshackle desert compound were indicted Tuesday on firearms and conspiracy charges. Federal prosecutors in New Mexico say the group was preparing for violent attacks on government, military, educational and financial institutions. Prosecutors said the five, all members of an extended family, established a training camp and firing range in Amalia, New Mexico, where they stored firearms and ammunition and engaged in firearms and tactical training "as part of their common plan to prepare for violent attacks."
Bumbling DA had set them free!
Millions of Water Bottles Found Rotting in Puerto Rico as
San Juan Mayor Continues to Bash Trump on CNN

Abandoned water puts the lie to Puerto Rico claims
San Juan Mayor Carmen Yulín Cruz has repeatedly attacked President Donald Trump over the U.S. government's response in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, even as 12 million bottles of water were discovered this week rotting on an airport runway in Puerto Rico. The revelation comes at roughly the same time that Yulin Cruz appeared on CNN to bash Trump and also attacked the president in a series of tweets this week.
Kamala Harris is Rapidly Gaining a Reputation as the
Most Dishonest Senator

Sen. Kamala Harris', D-Calif., attempts last week to upend Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearings with outright fabrications would make even former Nevada senator and noted smear artist Harry Reid blush. In fact, if we were to gauge who is the biggest liar right now in the U.S. Senate, Harris has jumped into the lead and seems to be consolidating her position. You don't need to take conservatives' word for that either.
Trump, Pompeo Bash Ex-Secretary of State Kerry On Iran Talks
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo unloaded Friday on his Obama-era predecessor John Kerry for "actively undermining" U.S. policy on Iran by meeting several times recently with the Iranian foreign minister, who was his main interlocutor in the Iran nuclear deal negotiations. In unusually blunt and caustic language, Pompeo said Kerry's meetings with Mohammad Javad Zarif were "unseemly and unprecedented" and "beyond inappropriate."
Google Execs Caught On Video
Bashing Trump Supporters After 2016 Election

A leaked video from a Google "all hands meeting" following the 2016 presidential election shows the tech giant's top executives voicing their opposition to Donald Trump and making disparaging remarks about the newly-elected president's supporters. In an hour-long video exclusively obtained by Breitbart, Google executives say they are "deeply offended" by Trump's victory and suggest that his supporters were motivated by "fear," "xenophobia," and "hatred."

Kevin McCarthy:
Breitbart's Exposure of Leaked Google Video Calls for Hearing

"It's time for [Google] to come into a hearing," McCarthy told Family Research Center's Tony Perkins on his Washington Watch radio show. "Google controls 90 percent of all Internet searches… They control what we're seeing." "The whole [thing] sounded like a progressive therapy session," Perkins, president of FRC said. "It was an admission when [a Google executive] said even conservatives in the building were afraid to speak up in conversation"
Collusion: Google Attempted to
Rig 2016 Election for Hillary Clinton, Email Chain Reveals

Jay Greenberg
A leaked email chain has revealed that senior executives at Google attempted to rig the 2016 U.S. presidential election for Hillary Clinton. The emails were obtained by Fox News's Tucker Carlson and show a clear attempt by the tech giant to influence the election in favor of the Democrats.
Why People Think the Press is Full of Lies, Part 4,327,215.
Instapundit
Headline: Nikki Haley's View of New York Is Priceless. Her Curtains? $52,701.
Scroll down – keep scrolling – and you eventually get to this: "A spokesman for Ms. Haley said plans to buy the curtains were made in 2016, during the Obama administration.
Ms. Haley had no say in the purchase, he said."
Bob Woodward's Trail of Accuracy Issues Lies
J.P. Travis
Now that he has a book negative about Trump, the mainstream media talks about his "long and storied history of credibility." But they ignore all the times he was caught lying in the past. Remember when Woodward said he was alone in the room with dying former CIA Director William Casey and the unconscious man suddenly sat up in bed and made a confession? Casey's family and protection detail said it never happened – they wouldn't even let the creep in the room. Remember when...

Bob Woodward Has a Trail of Accuracy Issues
That Nobody is Talking About

Peter Hasson
"There is now convincing evidence that 'Deep Throat' was indeed a fabrication. Bob Woodward has provided it himself," [L. Patrick] Gray wrote in the book, a copy of which was reviewed by The Daily Caller News Foundation. "'Deep Throat' could not be the single individual Woodward always claimed him to be" but instead was a "composite fiction," Gray charged.
Illegal Immigrants Cited in Theft of 39 Million Social Security Numbers;
Obama Admin Stopped Sending "no match" Letters to Employers

The Immigration Reform Law Institute said that from 2012 to 2016 there were "39 million instances where names and Social Security numbers on W-2 tax forms did not match the corresponding Social Security records." The group said that there is a "thriving black market" used by illegal immigrants to get Social Security numbers needed to get a job.
The Coming Decarbonization Tsunami
Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris
In an unfortunately all too successful attempt to scare people, [Al] Gore and his cohorts began using "carbon" as a synonym for carbon dioxide, knowing it would conjure up visions of soot, lamp black and coal dust. Aside from the fact that CO2 contains a single molecule of carbon, it has about as much in common with elemental carbon as lightning does with lightning bugs.
Washington State In Legal Battle with 6 States
After it Refuses to Build Coal Export Terminal

Washington State is denying the states the permits required to build a large coal export terminal along the Columbia River. The states have sued and Washington filed a motion for dismissal. But U.S. District Court Judge Robert Bryan rejected Washington State's motion, setting the stage for a legal showdown over who really gets final say over which products flow through the nation's sea ports.
Keep Carbon Taxes in the Ground
Paul Driessen
The House of Representatives recently passed a sense of Congress resolution that a carbon tax would kill jobs, damage the revitalized U.S. economy, and disproportionately impact poor, minority and working class families. The vote also reflects the fact that America is still over 80% dependent on fossil fuels – and helps explain why a misguided Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) was able to convince only one colleague (Brian Fitzpatrick, R-PA) to cosponsor his carbon tax bill back in July.
Report: Americans Spend $16.9 Billion on Target Shooting
A just-released "Target Shooting in America: An Economic Force for Conservation" report from Southwick Associates estimates U.S. target shooters  pay $14 million a day in taxes – enough in state and local levies throughout the year to fully underwrite the employment of 46,000 firefighters. "The total $16.9 billion spent on target shooting adds $19.5 billion to our country's Gross Domestic Product (GDP).
Licensed Gun Owner Aids Illinois Cops in Shootout with Suspect;
1 Officer Injured

A licensed gun owner was hailed Thursday for his role in helping police in suburban Chicago stop a suspect who was firing an automatic weapon, officials said. Officials commended the unnamed civilian for his actions as they stood outside a hospital where Cicero police Officer Luis Duarte, 31, was undergoing surgery for four gunshot wounds suffered during the shootout, the Chicago Sun-Times reported.
Woman Threatened By Teen with Knife Demanding Sex at Walmart,
Concealed Carry Holder Steps In

A woman at a Walmart claims he then said, "I want you to have sex with me. I have a knife in my pocket," before showing her a knife. "Are you threatening me with a knife if I don't have sex with you?" she said she asked the boy. "Yes," he responded.
Good guy with a gun – again!
Did France's Gun Control Hurt Its Resistance to the Nazis?
Robert VerBruggen
The French came closer to having a Second Amendment than one might imagine. Indeed, they could have had one more clearly written than ours: Just a month after the storming of the Bastille in 1789, a draft of the Declaration of Rights stated that "every citizen has the right to keep arms at home and to use them, either for the common defense or for his own defense, against any unlawful attack which may endanger the life, limb, or freedom of one or more citizens." Alas, it was not to be.
'What was your most unusual sex act?'
Cincy Police, Fire Recruits Asked About Sex

Cincinnati police and firefighter recruits are asked to describe their "most unusual sex act" in a questionnaire that can later become accessible to the public. The questions are part of the Fire and Police departments' pre-employment process. They raise concerns for some that new recruits are being asked to divulge private, probing details about their sexual history.
Computer Model: Death Toll in Puerto Rico from
Hurricane Maria Officially Raised to 2,975 from 64

The estimate of 2,975 was determined using a mathematical model based on historical patterns, with adjustments made for age and sex, researchers said. That sum is more than 4,500 percent higher than the original estimate of 64. Deaths long after the storm counted... "We thought we would capture all the deaths if we looked at the period between September 2017 and February 2018, but in reality, even in February, there was still some excess deaths among the poor and the elderly."
Don't Call the Alamo's Defenders 'heroic,'
Texas School Curriculum Panel Urges

A panel advising the State Board of Education on what seventh-graders should learn in their social studies courses has urged deleting the label "heroic" from a curriculum standard about the Alamo's defenders. The proposed tweak to a directive about what teachers should teach about Texas history and the state's most iconic battle infuriated several state politicians, including Gov. Greg Abbott, who characterized the nonbinding advice as political correctness run amok.

Week ending 9 September 2018

Anonymous NY Times Op-Ed is a
Liberal Media Attack On President Trump

Newt Gingrich
In its fervor to attack the White House – and influence the midterm elections – the New York Times happily eschewed basic journalistic standards and offered its page and waning credibility to a nameless, disgruntled, elitist coward who seems to believe he or she has the moral authority to ignore and undermine the elected leader of the free world.
Left or Liberal?
Prager U
Tell the average American you're a liberal and they'll assume you're on the political left. Yet, leftists and liberals hold very different positions on key issues. In this video [6-min.], Dennis Prager explains how the tenets of liberalism like a belief in capitalism and free speech have more in common with conservatism than with the identity politics and racial resentment preached by the left.
Linda Sarsour Calls for People to Stop 'Humanizing' Jews
Far-left Islamic activist Linda Sarsour made strong anti-Semitic remarks during a speech this month at the annual Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) convention in Houston, Texas – calling for the dehumanization of Israelis. Sarsour, who has a long history of anti-Semitism, received a ringing endorsement from Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez this week after she was arrested for disrupting Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing.
Flashback: Obama Prosecuted Staff Leakers,
Gave Lie-Detector Tests, ‘paranoid’

Paul Bedard
According to reports at the time from even New York Times journalists, no administration was tougher on leakers and punishing to the media than Obama’s, a saga reinforced by reporters who have called Trump’s team more forthcoming. Criticism of Obama’s attacks on the media and leakers did not just come in tweets and TV appearances by journalists but in an official report from the Committee to Protect Journalists, authored by former Washington Post Executive Editor Leonard Downie Jr.
Why Trump's Record Trumps the Media's Spin
Christian Whiton
I’m quite familiar with the methods the media uses to get unattributed disgruntled junior staff to convey the agenda it desires, which is what’s happening here. I’m also familiar with the nature of an administration, in which many people who “work for the president” or “work in the White House” may have never met the man who sits in the Oval Office, and who certainly have never provided (or withheld) advice or information that matters to government policy.
Jobless Claims Fall to 203,000.
They Haven't Been This Low Since Dec. 6, 1969

The rate of layoffs in the U.S. as measured by initial jobless claims fell by 10,000 to 203,000 in the week before the Labor Day holiday, touching the lowest mark since the final weeks of 1969. Economists polled by MarketWatch had forecast a 212,000 reading. The monthly average of new claims, meanwhile, declined by 2,750 to 209,500, the government said Thursday.

Trump's Tight Labor Market
Wins U.S. Construction Workers Higher Wages

American construction workers are seeing their wages rise in the blue collar industry as President Trump's "Buy American, Hire American" tightened labor market forces business to find and employ disenfranchised U.S. workers, rather than importing foreign workers.

High Career and Life Satisfaction Among
American Blue-Collar Workers

The vast majority of U.S. blue-collar workers say their lives are headed "in the right direction," according to the results of a poll released this week. Eighty-five percent of these workers in America are optimistic regarding the direction of their lives, and 86 percent are satisfied with their jobs, according to the survey commissioned by Express Employment Professionals.

American Manufacturers Growing at Fastest Pace in 14 Years
The numbers: American manufacturers are on a roll: Business conditions surged in August to a 14-year high, according to a a survey of industry executives. The Institute for Supply Management said its manufacturing index jumped to a 14-year high of 61.3% last month from 58.1% in July. Economists surveyed by MarketWatch had forecast the index to total 57.9%.

Thanks to GOP Tax Cuts,
Utilities Are Lowering Rates – Latest Count 120

Thanks to the tax cuts passed by the Republican House and Senate and signed by President Donald Trump, at least 120 utilities across the country are lowering rates for customers, according to a report from Americans for Tax Reform. This means lower electric bills, lower gas bills, and lower water bills for Americans. The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act cut the corporate rate from 35% to 21%. Utility companies are passing on the tax savings in the form of lower rates for customers.
Paul Ryan: House to Make Individual Tax Cuts Permanent
House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., announced Wednesday that the Lower Chamber will vote later this month to make the individual tax cuts signed in December permanent, the Washington Examiner reports. Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., added, "We will make those tax cuts permanent."
WSJ Claims Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey,
Personally Decides Who is Blacklisted

Steven Ahle
This could be interesting. Twitter CEO, Jack Dorsey will be testifying this week to at least two House committees on Twitter's shadow banning. As if that weren't bad enough, the Wall Street Journal has published a report that claims Dorsey personally decides who gets blacklisted. If that is true, that means his previous testimony to Congress and his public comments are nothing but lies.
Labor Day 2018:
To Drain the Swamp, You Must Be Able to Fire the Swamp

Richard Manning
If you want to drain the swamp, you need to be able to fire the swamp. President Trump, Congress and public employee unions (the defenders of the swamp) all know this. You need to know this because this Labor Day the battle over public funding of public employee union expenses and the ability to fire incompetent federal employees should matter to everyone. Fortunately, the protection for the swamp is beginning to show cracks.

The Government Needs to Hold
More Federal Employees Accountable for Misconduct

Rep. Louie Gohmert
Washington dysfunction runs deep. True change must uproot systemic injustices and remove those in government who perpetuate them. This is the essence of the MERIT (Modern Employment Reform, Improvement, and Transformation) Act – a piece of legislation I am proud to co-sponsor. The MERIT Act allows for the expedited removal of federal employees who have either engaged in misconduct or who are failing to perform their duties.
Fixing Washington - The MERIT Bill
Fixing Washington Begins with Common Sense Bureaucratic Reform
Congressman Daniel Webster
One critical part of draining the swamp is firing ineffective, inefficient, and unelected bureaucrats. Earlier this year, President Trump signed three common sense executive orders designed to make it easier to fire bad federal employees and rein in government employee unions. Unfortunately, an Obama-appointed district judge just struck down important parts of these executive orders. I've joined with several of my Republican colleagues to introduce and support the Modern Employment Reform, Improvement, and Transformation Act (MERIT Act).
Fire the Swamp Petition

The MERIT Bill in PDF
Playing the Victim:
Russian Hacking is the Left’s Favorite Piece of Propaganda

The economy is booming, GDP is growing, the stock market is soaring, hitting historic high while unemployment rates hit historic lows. Job-stifling regulations are being eliminated. Homeland security is improved due to strict immigration policy and border protection. United States energy dominance and independence are boosted. Significant achievements are being made in the promotion of the international fair trade. The list of achievements of the Trump administration is long. What should we do to this president, though? Impeach him, of course – according to Democrats. Because of Russia … or something.
Now We Know: Obama DID Sign Off On Spygate
Many have long suspected that the operation to frame GOP candidate-turned-POTUS Donald Trump with a phony "Russian collusion" allegation that included the insertion of spies into his 2016 campaign could not have gone off without the full knowledge and approval of President Barack Obama. A development over the week all but proves that POTUS Obama was indeed the master of ceremonies, if not the ringleader himself.
Man Seen Handing Out Money to Kavanaugh Protester
'Works for Soros-Funded Org'

Internet sleuths claim they managed to identify the man seen handing out cash to a protester outside of the hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh in Washington DC on Tuesday. You'll never guess which international billionaire he allegedly works for! The man handing money to the Kavanaugh hearing protester is Vinay Krishnan. Consultant/organizer at Center for Popular Democracy. An Organization ON THE RECORD as have received funding from George Soros.
Doctors from TX Attending Kavanaugh Hearing Saw
'Protesters' Being Paid Cash for Planned Disruption

... then there were the aspiring impromptu "protesters" encountered by three doctors visiting from Texas. The doctors, who stood in line with them outside, told interviewer Adam Schindler that they witnessed organized activists with a literal bag of cash paying the rent-a-mob to shriek, act out, and disrupt the hearing.
Sen. Feinstein Dropped an Absurd Fake Abortion Stat
During Kavanaugh Confirmation Hearing

Feinstein unloaded a whopper of a false claim Wednesday during Judge Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court confirmation hearing. She claimed that approximately 1.2 million women died from illegal abortions in the 20 years preceding the Supreme Court's 1973 Roe vs. Wade decision, which legalized abortion nationwide.
Kamala Harris Suggested Kavanaugh Spoke to Trump's Law Firm
About Mueller. She was Lying, of Course.

Ben Shapiro
So no, she has no evidence. But that didn't stop her from leveling the accusation, to the celebration of the press. This makes Harris one of two major liars in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing – the other being Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) who claimed he had released classified documents at peril of life and limb (he didn't) and that those documents contained bombshells (they didn't).
EPA Announces Replacement for Clean Power Plan
The proposed Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule would require improvements in coal power plant efficiency and establish guidelines for states to address greenhouse gas emissions from coal power plants. "The Obama administration's so-called 'Clean Power Plan' offered a typical story from that era," said McConnell. "An innocent-seeming name. A pleasant-sounding objective. But underneath, an intrusive regulatory regime built not on effective policy but on far-left ideology.
The Misguided Affordable Clean Energy Rule
 Dr. Tim Ball and Tom Harris
To increase government control over the economy, the Obama White House strongly supported the climate scare: the unfounded crusade to restrict CO2emissions. The impact was and would be profoundly harmful. As MIT atmospheric meteorologist Richard Lindzen has said, “Controlling carbon is a bureaucrat’s dream. If you control carbon, you control life.”
Endangerment Finding delenda est
Paul Driessen
As the Punic Wars dragged on, Cato the Elder reportedly concluded every speech to the Roman Senate by proclaiming "Carthago delenda est" – "Carthage must be destroyed." Ample evidence suggests that the Obama era Environmental Protection Agency's "Endangerment Finding" was devised in violation of basic scientific and transparency principles that ignored or excluded extensive evidence that contradicted its preordained outcome.
Texas Officials Scuttle Giant Wind Project
Saves Taxpayers Million$ in Tax Credits

By a unanimous vote, the Texas Public Utility Commission (PUC) rejected what would have been the largest wind-energy project ever constructed in the United States. In handing down its July 26 decision, the PUC said American Electric Power's (AEP) $4.5 billion, four-state Wind Catcher project did not offer sufficient verifiable benefits to Texas ratepayers.
Insp. General Faults Obama EPA's Response to Flint Water Crisis
Although the July IG report concludes state and local officials also share responsibility for Flint's drinking water fiasco, IG Arthur A. Elkins said the EPA's slow reaction to the crisis under President Barack Obama needlessly worsened the problem. "This report urges the EPA to strengthen its oversight of state drinking water programs now so that the agency can act quickly in times of emergency."
Study Draws Transgender Ire: Peer Pressure and
Prior Psychiatric Illness Linked to Gender Issues in Teens

Dr. Susan Berry
A new study that has drawn criticism from transgender activists finds most teens "come out" as transgender after belonging to a peer group in which multiple friends identify as trans. Additionally, the study shows most young people announcing they are transgendered have already been identified with at least one mental health disorder.
Cops Shot Jihadist Who Stabbed U.S. Tourists in Amsterdam
Just Nine Seconds After He Began His Attack

Police shot a jihadists knifeman who stabbed two U.S. tourists in Amsterdam just nine seconds after he began his attack, it has emerged. A 'spotter' had been tracking the 19-year-old, named as Jawed Santani, when he pulled out a blade and attacked the two 38-year-olds at the Dutch capital's central station last week. Amsterdam's police chief Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg said an officer trained to spot pickpockets and potential terrorists noticed the Afghan's 'abnormal behavior at the station.
The TSA needs to hire 'spotters'
‘In God We Trust’ Sign Offended Teachers,
A Florida School District Came Up with a Fix

Palm Beach County teachers who were offended by an “In God We Trust” sign displayed in front offices prompted the school district on Wednesday to come up with a new way to comply with a recently approved state law. The School Board agreed to use the state seal, which also says “In God We Trust,” in place of Palm Beach County’s homemade design, which posted the words in bold capital letters.
How Colleges Are Ripping Off a Generation of Ill-Prepared Students
Walter Williams
Earlier this month, the 2017 National Assessment of Educational Progress, aka the nation's "report card," was released. It's not a pretty story. Only 37 percent of 12th-graders tested proficient or better in reading, and only 25 percent did so in math. Among black students, only 17 percent tested proficient or better in reading, and just 7 percent reached at least a proficient level in math.
Democratic Socialist Julia Salazar's Brother Reveals
Truth About the Childhood She Called 'hardscrabble'

Avowed socialist Julia Salazar grew up in a succession of sprawling waterfront homes enjoying all the trappings of middle-class life, from boats and luxury cars to pedigree pets and private school, DailyMail.com can reveal. The 27-year-old Democratic candidate for the New York Senate has come unstuck in recent days after she was outed as a former Republican and accused of faking her hardscrabble immigrant backstory.
Is lying about your background a Democrat requirement?


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