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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

One has to belong to the intelligentsia to believe things like that:
no ordinary man could be such a fool. — George Orwell
(Often misquoted as: Some ideas are so stupid that only a member of the intelligentsia could believe them.)

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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Dear Lord, What Were You Thinking?
Paul Driessen
What indeed was our Creator thinking, when he gathered those brilliant, classically educated colonial farmers, merchants and tradesmen to debate ideas and craft documents that declared independence from Great Britain and launched an untested form of government that included federalism and an electoral college? Fast forward a couple centuries, and many might ask the same question...

Everything Media Accuse Trump of Doing with Russia,
Obama Actually Did

Robert Kraychik
"Everything they're accusing Trump of … Obama had done," said Lee Smith of "Trump-Russia collusion" narratives pushed by Democrats and their news media allies. Smith highlighted the Washington Post's Anne Applebaum, the Atlantic's Jeffrey Goldberg, and the New Yorker's David Remnick as hypocritical news media figures in their criticisms of the Trump administration's supposed appeasement of Russia and Vladimir Putin after ignoring actual appeasement of Russia and Vladimir Putin across eight years of the Obama administration.

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Week ending 18 February 2018

Former Obama-era CIA Director John Brennan Faces Perjury Peril
In his May 2017 testimony before the intelligence panel, Brennan emphatically denied the dossier factored into the intelligence community's publicly released conclusion last year that Russia meddled in the 2016 election "to help Trump's chances of victory." Brennan also swore that he did not know who commissioned the anti-Trump research document, even though senior national security and counterintelligence officials at the Justice Department and FBI knew the previous year that the dossier was funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign.
Exclusive: DOJ Official Bruce Ohr Hid
Wife's Fusion GPS Payments from Ethics Officials

Bruce Ohr, the Department of Justice official who brought opposition research on President Donald Trump to the FBI, did not disclose that Fusion GPS, which performed that research at the Democratic National Committee's behest, was paying his wife, and did not obtain a conflict of interest waiver from his superiors at the Justice Department, documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation show.
Comey Held Secret Obama White House Meeting
Before the Inauguration, Lied to Congress About It

FBI Director James Comey held a secret Oval Office meeting with President Barack Obama two weeks before Trump's inauguration and may have deliberately misled Congress about it... The topic of the meeting was potential Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. By failing to inform the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence about the meeting... Comey may have deliberately and intentionally misled Congress about his interactions with the former president, especially a meeting so close to Trump entering the White House.
Susan Rice Email Suggests Comey
'Seriously Misled' Senate Regarding Meeting with Obama

Debra Heine
During the White house meeting, then-President Obama, according to Rice, suggested that they withhold information from the incoming Trump team – which is also legally sketchy. "President Obama said he wants to be sure that, as we engage with the incoming team, we are mindful to ascertain if there is any reason that we cannot share info fully as it relates to Russia."
This Obumer Hangover Just Won’t Go Away
Dr. Robert R. Owens
One of the primary accusations against President Nixon that caused him to resign was that even though he was never shown to be personally aware of any abuses committed in his name, he fostered an environment that encouraged such behaviour. The truth is finally seeing the light of day. And what do we see? That President Obama was if not personally complicit in the growing list of abuses exposed, he set the tone and offered cover for his minions as they ran amuck...
Facebook’s VP of Advertising Slammed the Media’s Russia Coverage
“Most of the coverage of Russian meddling involves their attempt to effect the outcome of the 2016 US election. I have seen all of the Russian ads and I can say very definitively that swaying the election was *NOT* the main goal,” Goldman said. “The majority of the Russian ad spend happened AFTER the election. We shared that fact, but very few outlets have covered it because it doesn’t align with the main media narrative of Tump and the election,” he continued.
Why Susan Rice Wrote an Email to Herself
John Hinderaker
Susan Rice is far from the brightest bulb on the tree, but she was well aware that by concealing facts ostensibly relating to national security from her counterpart in the new administration – General Michael Flynn – she was, at a minimum, violating longstanding civic norms. If she actually lied to Flynn, she could have been accused of much worse. So Rice wanted to be able to retrieve her email, if she found herself in a sticky situation, and tell the world that she hid relevant facts about Russia from the new administration on Barack Obama's orders.
Former German Refugee Worker Admits:
Muslim Refugees Have No Intention of Adopting Our Values

"Looking back through the years of repetitive experiences and myself in my work environment as a volunteer, I had to admit to myself that when it comes to Muslim refugees, they have grown up with completely different values, into which they have been brainwashed and are indoctrinated by Islam, and have no intention of adopting our values – worse, they look at us, unbelievers with superiority and arrogance."
Hungarian Leader Calls Christianity 'Europe's Last Hope'
Hungary’s prime minister says that “Christianity is Europe’s last hope” and that politicians in Brussels, Berlin and Paris favoring migration have “opened the way to the decline of Christian culture and the advance of Islam.” Viktor Orban said Sunday during his 20th annual state of the nation speech that his government will oppose efforts by the United Nations or the European Union to make migration acceptable to the world.
Hungary Submits Anti-Immigration 'Stop Soros' Bill to Parliament
Hungary's nationalist government introduced legislation that would empower the interior minister to ban non-governmental organizations (NGOs) that support migration and pose a "national security risk". The bill... is a key part of Prime Minister Viktor Orban's anti-immigration campaign targeting U.S. financier George Soros whose philanthropy aims to bolster liberal and open-border values in eastern Europe.
Reporter: If More Babies Were Aborted,
the Florida School Shooting Wouldn't Happen

Micaiah Bilger
As America reels from another mass shooting in Florida, one abortion activist used the tragedy to claim that fewer mass shootings would happen if more babies were aborted. Journalist Becky Griffin's tweets about abortion and the mass shooting went viral Thursday. "Woman puts baby up for adoption, he grows up to be a violent young man who will spend the rest of his life in prison for a mass murder. Tell me more about how abortions are wrong," she wrote Thursday.
New Gun Policies Won’t Stop Mass Shootings, but People Can
David French
The United States is facing a puzzling paradox. Even as gun crime has plunged precipitously from the terrible highs of the early 1990s, mass shootings have increased. It’s horrifying, and governmental solutions are hard to find. Twitter’s fondest wishes to the contrary, the unique characteristics of mass shootings mean that they often escape the reach of public policy.
Here's Why Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School
Never Reported Nikolas Cruz to the Police

Luis Valdes
Nikolas Cruz was a known threat. Known by the administrators of the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School. It's a clear case where a known dangerous student was not reported to the police. Why? Because back in 2013, the Broward County School Board adopted a program where they don't relay information to police about troubled students.
Sharyl Attkisson Explains the Origins of the
2016 'Fake News' Narrative

In a Tedx Talk at the University of Nevada a couple of weeks ago investigative journalist Sharyl Attkisson revealed the origins of the "fake news" narrative that was aggressively pushed by the liberal media and Democrat politicians during the 2016 election, and how it was later flipped by President Donald Trump.
Shameful Fake News Stats: No,
There Have Not Been 18 School Shootings Already This Year

No, there have not been 18 school shootings already this year, as CNBC, Politico, The Washington Post, ABC, The (New York) Daily News and briefly a USA TODAY column all reported in the hours since a 19-year-old allegedly slaughtered 17 at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, in Parkland, Fla., on Ash Wednesday. Everytown for Gun Safety, the gun-control advocacy group responsible for spreading this bogus statistic, should be ashamed of its blatant dishonesty.
School Shooter’s Younger Brother, 17, is
‘Involuntarily Committed to a Psychiatric Facility’

Zachary, who turns 18 next week, was removed from his Lantana home on Friday, days after his brother gunned down 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, sources close to the investigation confirmed to the Palm Beach Post. He was taken to a mental health facility for treatment under the Baker Act, which allows an individual to be temporarily detained for mental health evaluation either on a voluntary or involuntary basis.
6 Common Media Myths About Gun Control
Jarrett Stepman
Americans are understandably searching for answers to stem this terrible epidemic. Unfortunately, as always, many jump immediately to the conclusion that guns and protection of gun rights are what’s fueling the recurrence of these crimes. Some suggested that any opposition to gun control legislation is outright immoral.
Mueller Worked with Lerner to Target Tea Party
Daniel John Sobieski
Just when you thought the Deep State swamp couldn't get any murkier and the stench any more repugnant, we are reminded by Judicial Watch's Tom Fitton in a Feb. 13 tweet of how Robert Mueller's FBI worked with Lois Lerner's IRS to target Tea Party and other groups in the run-up to the Obama re-election campaign:
Pelosi's Message to Democrats:
Fight Anything Trump, Republicans Put Forward

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi told her Democratic colleagues to prepare to aggressively fight the administration's budget, its infrastructure plan and every one of its priorities in 2018. "Tomorrow, President Trump will release his 2019 budget and perhaps his infrastructure plan. This occasion presents us with a pivotal moment in the governance of our country," Pelosi wrote in a letter Sunday evening.
This is called putting the country first
Local Reporter Goes Rogue,
Tells Truth About Guns, Enrages Liberals on Air

During a report this week, a local Minnesota reporter blew some uninformed liberal minds by touting some basic facts about gun ownership in his state. “We took a very hard look at these numbers, and we did find that Minnesota has a very high rate of gun ownership – one of the highest in the country – but it has a relatively low rate of violent crime,” revealed Minneapolis station WCCO reporter Pat Kessler in a segment Thursday.
Minnesota Terror Case Shows Challenge of Predicting Attacks –
Terror Suspect Let Go

After Tnuza Jamal Hassan was stopped from flying to Afghanistan last September, she allegedly told FBI agents that she wanted to join al-Qaida and marry a fighter, and that she might even wear a suicide belt. She also said she was angry at U.S. military actions overseas and admitted that she tried to encourage others to "join the jihad in fighting," but she said she had no intention of carrying out an attack on U.S. soil, according to prosecutors. Despite her alleged admissions, she was allowed to go free.
File Under Dreamers Pelosi Never Talks About:
DACA Recipient Wanted For Murder In Texas

Authorities in Texas revealed that a man they believe is responsible for the murder of a good Samaritan who attempted to help another victim shot by the suspect is an illegal immigrant who is in the United States under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Authorities say that Judas Deluna, 21, shot and killed a man outside DJ's Food Mart in Harris County on January 26, after the man came to the aid of another man that they say Deluna also shot.
Deluna is from a family convicted of violence in U.S.
Like Peter Thiel, Tech Workers Feel Alienated by
Silicon Valley ‘Echo Chamber’

Douglas MacMillan
Billionaire venture capitalist Peter Thiel has said he plans to leave Silicon Valley in part because of its perceived cultural uniformity. He isn’t the only one. Several tech workers and entrepreneurs also have said they left or plan to leave the San Francisco Bay Area because they feel people there are resistant to different social values and political ideologies. Groupthink and homogeneity are making it a worse place to live and work, these workers said.
Family Seeks Justice for Gemmel Moore
Found Dead of OD in Home of Major Democrat Donor Ed Buck

Family and friends of a male escort found dead in the West Hollywood home of a high-powered Democratic Party donor last year continue to press for answers... Gemmel Moore, 26, was discovered by police on July 27 inside the apartment of Ed Buck, 63. Buck is a well-known Democratic contributor, and has given more than $500,000 to an array of Democrats including Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey and a variety of state and local organizations in California.
Maxine Waters Attended Nation of Islam Convention
Where Farrakhan Defended Suicide Bombers

Democratic California Rep. Maxine Waters attended a Nation of Islam convention where the hate group’s leader, Louis Farrakhan, defended Palestinian suicide bombers. The convention, which took place in California in 2002, is just the latest tie to emerge between Democrats and the Nation of Islam, a black nationalist group known for being viciously anti-Semitic.
At Major Chicago Bakery, Labor Issues Pit Blacks vs. Hispanics
A major bakery on the Northwest Side once known for making Little Debbie snack cakes was sold earlier this month after an immigration audit cost the company about a third of its workers. About 800 employees of the main Cloverhill Bakery on the Northwest Side and the company’s bakeries in Cicero and Romeoville lost their jobs when the audit found many were hired after presenting fake or stolen IDs.
Don't Retire Our Stealth Bombers
Jerry Hendrix
In a surprising move, the Air Force's Bomber Vector roadmap also includes a plan to retire all 20 of the service's nuclear-capable, stealthy, B-2 Spirit bombers. These iconic, black flying wings have served as the backbone of the nation's long-range penetrating strike force for the past quarter-century. The Air Force is arguing that, given the upfront costs of acquiring the new B-21 bombers, it can no longer afford to maintain the older B-2 aircraft.
Half of Puerto Rico's Housing was Built Illegally – Then Hurricane Maria Came and Exposed the Island's Extreme Poverty
To rebuild the island's housing stock will cost $31 billion, the administration of Gov. Ricardo Rosselló estimates, or nearly twice the amount needed to rebuild its devastated electrical grid. Because the commonwealth government is broke and owners of informal housing are typically poor and have neither insurance nor money to rebuild, virtually every penny would have to come from the U.S. government.
IRS Still Paying Bonuses to Tax Cheat Employees
The IRS is still paying bonuses to nearly 2,000 bad employees, including more than two dozen who were actual tax-cheats themselves, the agency's inspector general said in a new report this week. IRS screening did stop more than 1,000 employees with tax problems from getting bonuses, but 1,962 employees with discipline problems – and 26 who had been found to have intentionally cheated on their tax returns – were still paid bonuses in 2016 and 2017, topping $1.7 million.
Mad About L.A.'s Air Quality? Blame Common Products Like
Hairspray and Paint, Not Just Cars

When it comes to air quality, the products you use to smell nice or keep your kitchen clean could do just as much damage as the car you drive. A new study of the air around Los Angeles finds that consumer and industrial products now rival tailpipe emissions as a source of harmful atmospheric pollutants. The findings, published Thursday in the journal Science, reveal a shift in the balance of polluting power in cities – one that may prompt researchers and regulators to step up their focus on a wide range of goods such as hairspray, paint and deodorant.
Regulators reach for more product restrictions
Obama Portrait Painter Once Painted Piece
Depicting a Black Woman Beheading a White Woman

Former President Barack Obama's portrait painter once depicted a black woman holding the cutoff head of a white woman in a reimagining of a story from the book of Judith. "It's sort of a play on the 'kill whitey' thing," Wiley told New York Magazine previously.

Week ending 11 February 2018

Democrats Are Headed for a World of (Deserved) Hurt
Roger L. Simon
After years of non-stop virtue signaling as the party of "truth, justice and equality," the Democrats are slowly, inexorably being revealed to be the reverse. They are being hoisted on the petard of their own moral narcissism. It has made them blind. So convinced of their own righteousness were they that it allowed them to participate in, even instigate, the subversion of our justice system to the extent of lying to and deceiving a FISA court in the name of what they assumed was "good."
Hillary Clinton's Fingerprints Are All Over the
FBI's Investigation Into Trump's Russia Ties

Rachel Stoltzfoos
A significant part of the Federal Bureau of Investigation's basis for investigating the Trump campaign's Russia ties is looking more and more like a political hit job carried out by the Democratic National Committee and the Hillary Clinton campaign. Her campaign's fingerprints are on at least three separate pieces of information fed to the FBI, including the Christopher Steele dossier Republicans say formed the basis of a secret warrant obtained to spy on Trump campaign associate Carter Page.
Confirmed: Clinton Operative Sidney Blumenthal
Helped Spread Russia Collusion Fever Before the Election

William A. Jacobson
Earlier this week we wrote about the possible involvement of Clinton operative Sidney Blumenthal in feeding information to Christopher Steele, author of the infamous Clinton/DNC funded dossier. That dossier formed a key part of the FBI's presentation to the FISA court to obtain a warrant to surveil Carter Page. One of the key links in the Blumenthal-Steele stories was former State Department employee Jonathan Winer:

Peeling Back the Layers of Hillary Clinton's Deceit
Michael Goodwin
For law enforcement, Congress and even journalists, exposing misdeeds is like peeling an onion. Each layer you remove gets you closer to the truth... There are many more layers of the onion to peel, but here's where we are now: It increasingly appears that the Clinton machine was the secret, original source of virtually all the allegations about Trump and Russia that led to the FBI investigation.

New FBI Messages Reveal Agents
Sought Way to Evade Federal Record Requirements

Sharyl Attkisson
There's an important but little-noticed subtext in the revelations about alleged FBI misconduct in the investigations into Hillary Clinton's email practices and Donald Trump's Russia associations. The records that federal agencies generate while in our employ aren't owned by faceless bureaucrats or political officials who can choose to withhold or disclose at their discretion and convenience. The records are owned by us: the public.

How the Media Buried Two Huge FBI Stories Yesterday
Mollie Hemingway
As the Russian collusion story disintegrates, another interesting story ascends. Investigations by multiple congressional committees as well as an investigation by the inspector general of the Department of Justice have shown irregularities in the handling of the most politically sensitive probes in recent memory: the investigation into Hillary Clinton's mishandling of classified information while secretary of State and the investigation into the Trump campaign's alleged nefarious ties with Russia to meddle in a U.S. election.
Democratic Sen. Mark Warner Texted with Russian Oligarch Lobbyist in Effort to Contact Dossier Author Christopher Steele
Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the Senate Intelligence Committee who has been leading a congressional investigation into President Trump's alleged ties to Russia, had extensive contact last year with a lobbyist for a Russian oligarch who was offering Warner access to former British spy and dossier author Christopher Steele, according to text messages obtained exclusively by Fox News.
Obama State Dept. Official Admits Free-Flowing Exchange of Reports with Trump Dossier Author Steele
In a Washington Post column posted late Thursday, Jonathan Winer detailed an extensive exchange of documents with ex-British spy Christopher Steele, a friend of his since 2009. He said he shared "more than 100 of Steele's reports with the Russia experts at the State Department" over a period of two years. These weren't related to American politics – but he would later share information about the Trump dossier with the top levels of the Obama-era State Department.
IG Poised to Reignite War Over FBI's Clinton Case
Michael Horowitz, the Department of Justice (DOJ) inspector general, is an increasingly critical player in the controversy surrounding the FBI, President Trump and the Russia investigation. With little fanfare, he has been conducting a sprawling probe of the FBI's handling of the 2016 investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server. His full report, which could set off shockwaves, is expected by the early spring.
Russians Spoof Adam Schiff with Claim of
Naked Pictures of Trump with Glamour Model

The ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee was the victim of a prank phone call by Russian comedians who offered to give him 'compromising' dirt on Donald Trump – including nude photos of the president and a Russian reality show star. DailyMail.com can disclose that after the prank, his staff engaged in correspondence with what they thought was a Ukrainian politician to try to obtain the 'classified' material promised on the call.
The Obama DOJ's Long History of Politicization
The Department of Justice under former President Barack Obama has been held up by critics of President Donald Trump's White House as above reproach, untainted by the political bias some allege runs rampant in the current administration. In light of this revisionist history, it is worth examining the numerous examples of political bias in the Obama Justice Department. Here are five examples:
Obama-era Cash Traced to Iran-Backed Terrorists
The U.S. government has traced some of the $1.7 billion released to Iran by the Obama administration to Iranian-backed terrorists in the two years since the cash was transferred. According to knowledgeable sources, Iran has used the funds to pay its main proxy, the Lebanon-based terrorist group Hezbollah, along with the Quds Force, Iran's main foreign intelligence and covert action arm and element of the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps.
Eric Holder:
DOJ Wrong to Apologize to Tea Party Groups for IRS Targeting

Rick Moran
"Never say you're sorry. It's a sign of weakness," is the number one rule of NCIS main character Leroy Jethro Gibbs. Former Attorney General Eric Holder appears have taken that rule to heart. Holder said yesterday that apologizing to tea party groups for being targeted by the IRS for their political beliefs was "unnecessary, unfounded and inconsistent" with the responsibilities of someone who wants to lead the Justice Department.
Democrats: The New Era of Whig
Eric Shaffer
Leading up to election night in 2016, many predicted that when Donald Trump inevitably lost, the Republican Party would finally and irreparably split in two and fade into history like the Whigs. But, of course, Trump won... Watching President Trump's State of the Union Address a few weeks ago brought something into focus for me: It wasn't the GOP that would soon be going the way of the Whigs, it was the Democrats.
Drain It: Trump Announces Brutal Changes to Gov't Worker Pay
President Donald Trump's 2019 budget aims to bring brutal changes to the federal civilian workforce, and it could spell trouble for some employees who do not measure up. The budget, which is set to be released Monday, contains some of the biggest reforms to the workforce in decades. To put it simply, Trump's plan seeks to "hire the best and fire the worst," USA Today reported.
Princeton Physicist Points Out the Obvious:
Climate Models 'Don't Work'

Princeton University physicist William Happer is not a fan of models used to predict future manmade global warming, and stars in a new educational video laying out the reasons he believes climate models are faulty. In the video, Happer argues that even supercomputers used to predict the weather and forecast future global warming aren't strong enough to capture the complexity of Earth's atmosphere, including cloud cover and natural ocean cycles.
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We Must Not Give Up the Fight Against Climate Alarmism
Vaclav Klaus
The issue of climate alarmism, of manmade and human-society-endangering global warming, has become one of my main topics as well as worries. I strongly disagree with the global warming doctrine, which is an arrogant set of beliefs – an ideology, if not a religion – that endangers human freedom and prosperity. It lives independently of the science of climatology.
Remember When the Islands of Tuvalu Were
Going to be Inundated By Sea Level Rise? Never Mind…

Anthony Watts
Surprise! Poster child for sea level rise, Tuvalu, is actually growing! From the "we told you so,  again, and again" department. We've had several articles about the island of Tuvalu and the ridiculous claims of sea level rise causing it to disappear, while at the same time they are building new hotels and airports to attract tourists. Willis has also had several articles on how Pacific atolls grow, and float, rather than sink as sea level advances.
The Cape Wind Project, a Massive Array of Wind Turbines Planned to be Built Off the Massachusetts Coast, Has Been Terminated
Tim Benson, a policy analyst with The Heartland Institute ... says the Cape Wind project was defeated largely by people who claim to support wind power. “Cape Wind went up against the nearly unstoppable force of upper-class liberal NIMBYism and was defeated,” Benson said. “However, in this case it is a good thing upper-class liberal NIMBYism prevailed in the end.
White House Seeks 72 Percent Cut to Clean Energy Research
The Trump administration is poised to ask Congress for deep budget cuts to the Energy Department's renewable energy and energy efficiency programs, slashing them by 72 percent overall in fiscal 2019, according to draft budget documents obtained by The Washington Post. Many of the sharp cuts would probably be restored by Congress, but President Trump's budget, due out in February, will mark a starting point for negotiations and offer a statement of intent and policy priorities.
Illegal Immigrant Deported 44 Times in 15 Years Tops Feds' List
List of Heinous Crimes Attributed to Repeat Illegal Immigrants is Long
He is the world's most persistent illegal immigrant: One Mexican managed to get deported 44 times in 15 years – which means he also managed to sneak back across the border at least that many times. The runner-up was ousted 40 times from 2001 to 2015. No. 3, 4 and 5 on the list were deported 35, 34 and 31 times, respectively...


Indiana GOP Lawmaker: Trump 'exactly right' to
Blame Immigration Laws for Death of Colts Player

Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., said Wednesday President Trump was right to blame the deaths of an Indianapolis Colts player and Uber driver on poor U.S. immigration laws and insecure borders. "The president is exactly right. We have to have – If we're going to be a sovereign nation... we've got to have a border. We've got to be able to enforce who comes in and out of our country," Rokita said on Fox News.

NYPD Ignored More Than 1,500 Federal Requests to
Detain Immigrants Last Year, Official Says

The Daily News reported that Oleg Chernyavsky, the NYPD's legislative affairs director, revealed the numbers at a City Council meeting. The number of requests for 2017 was nearly 20 times higher than the 80 the department received over the previous year. Chernyavsky said the department responded to just two of ICE's 2016 requests because those immigrants had federal arrest warrants.

Kent, WA Police: Man Deported 4 Times, Charged with Murder, Dismemberment was in Country Illegally
A Tukwila man accused of stabbing his cousin then dismembering the man last month should have been in the custody of federal immigration agents, according to Kent police. Rosalio Ramos-Ramos, 37, was being sought by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) late last year and was almost turned over, when an apparent lack of communication between police and Harborview Medical Center resulted in his discharge from the Seattle trauma hospital, police said.

Chain Migration: Jihadist Responsible for Mall of America
Stabbing Spree Entered U.S. with Foreign Relatives

A jihadist who pleaded guilty to going on a stabbing spree at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota entered the U.S. as a legal immigrant with foreign relatives. The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) confirmed to Breitbart News in a statement that 20-year-old Mahad Abdiaziz Adbiraham entered the U.S. as a "derivative of a relative," which is immigration lingo used to describe a foreign-born resident who came to the country either as the immediate child or spouse of a legal immigrant.

Judge Rules Bakeshop Owner Doesn't Have to
Bake Wedding Cake for Gay Couple

A California judge ruled Monday the state couldn't force a cake shop owner to bake a cake for a gay couple's wedding, ruling that doing so would constitute a violation of free speech. Superior Court Judge David Lampe denied the State of California's request for a preliminary injunction that sought to force bakeshop owner Cathy Miller to design a wedding cake for a gay couple.
Iranian UAV That Entered Israeli Airspace
Seems to Be American Stealth Knock-Off

Israeli military spokesman Jonathan Conricus warned that Syria and Iran were “playing with fire,” but stressed his country was not seeking an escalation. “This is the most blatant and severe Iranian violation of Israeli sovereignty in the last years,” Conricus told journalists in a phone conference.
Secret Code from the iPhone was Posted to Github in the
'biggest leak in history'

Remember a few months ago when an Apple engineer casually posted an internal HomePod build that contain plenty of iPhone X secrets? That was Apple's most significant leak in history… until this week when someone shared the source code for a key piece of the iPhone's core software, called iBoot. That's the code that runs on the iPhone before iOS gets started, and whose secrets Apple has never shared.
Amtrak Train Breaks Apart at 125 mph
Tragedy-prone Amtrak suffered another terrifying setback Tuesday – when a high-speed Acela train broke apart as it raced north toward Penn Station at 125 mph, sources said. In the third wreck in just one week – and the fourth in two months – several cars of an Acela Express heading from Washington, DC, to the Big Apple decoupled at about 6:30 a.m. and were left held together only by their air hoses.
Judge: Baker Can Refuse to Make Same-Sex Wedding Cakes
A California bakery owner can continue to refuse to make wedding cakes for same-sex couples because it violates her Christian beliefs, a judge ruled. The decision came after a lawyer for Tastries Bakery in Bakersfield argued that owner Cathy Miller's right to free speech and free expression of religion trumps the argument that she violated a state anti-discrimination law.
Duluth Schools Remove 'Huckleberry Finn' and 'To Kill a Mockingbird' from Curriculum for Racial Slurs
Students in Duluth will no longer automatically get schooled in "The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" or the trials of Atticus Finch in "To Kill a Mockingbird." In an effort to be considerate of all students, the two novels, which contain racial slurs, will no longer be required reading in the district's English classes next school year.
High School Cancels Musical After White Student Lands Lead Role
Social justice activists at a New York high school successfully shut down a production of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" after a white student landed a lead role. Protests of the production began when an African-American student quit Ithaca High School's musical production due to the role of Esmeralda being given to a white classmate.
Robert Wagner's Story About
Natalie Wood's Death 'doesn't add up'

"Yes, of course, we want to talk to Robert Wagner," said Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Lieutenant John Corina. "You bet. His story… doesn't really add up." Wood died in 1981 at age 43 from a mysterious drowning. Corina said her death is "suspicious." New witnesses came forward following a 2011 press conference about the case.

Week ending 4 February 2018

Thank God That Trump Won
Ben Stein
Wow, wow, and double wow. Now we are starting to get a look at a conspiracy so immense it can scarcely be believed. The media, the Democrat National Committee, a genuinely brain dead FISA judge, and now the media over and over again are shown to be working night and day to destroy the constitutional system of government.
Here Are the 7 Biggest Bombshells in the
House Intel Memo On FISA Abuses

Bre Payton
A four-page memo compiled by House Intelligence Committee Republicans says the FBI relied on information collected by an unreliable source, whose work was funded by the Democratic National Committee and Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign, to obtain a warrant to surveil a Trump campaign associate named Carter Page. Here are some of the most shocking bombshells outlined in the memo, which summarizes information compiled by congressional Republicans.
MUST READ Key Points of the 
House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence Memo

HPSCI Majority
Rep. Devin Nunes Statement on Release of HPSCI Memo
"The Committee has discovered serious violations of the public trust, and the American people have a right to know when officials in crucial institutions are abusing their authority for political purposes. Our intelligence and law enforcement agencies exist to defend the American people, not to be exploited to target one group on behalf of another. It is my hope that the Committee's actions will shine a light on this alarming series of events so we can make reforms that allow the American people to have full faith and confidence in their governing institutions."
The
MEMO
Answering 3 Key Questions About the House Memo
Byron York
It's fair to say that much of the media reaction to the House Intelligence Committee "FISA abuse" memo has been a mixture of scorn and ridicule. Many commentators have called the memo wrong, worthless, or worse. House Republicans expected as much, from the usual suspects. But amid all the name-calling, there have been three serious and substantial questions raised about the memo that deserve a closer look:
Subverting the Electoral Process:
Democracy's Highest Crime and Misdemeanor

Scott Powell
The evidence suggests that specific high level officials in the Justice Department and the FBI colluded together to violate the law in unprecedented ways for the singular purpose of subverting the will of the people both before and after the 2016 election... This kind of law breaking -- the attempt to subvert the will of the American people in the 2016 election and its aftermath -- is the highest crime and misdemeanor, akin to treason. So what to do?
Clintons Have Used FBI Against Enemies for Years
Mark Tapscott
Nunes memo made clear the Clinton campaign and the DNC it controlled on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton paid for the Steele dossier. But don't think this was Hillary's first foray into using and abusing federal law enforcement against political opponents. Remember Filegate? I do.
New FBI Messages Reveal Agents
Sought Way to Evade Federal Record Requirements

Sharyl Attkisson
There's an important but little-noticed subtext in the revelations about alleged FBI misconduct in the investigations into Hillary Clinton's email practices and Donald Trump's Russia associations. It's the light they shine on what has come to be routine obstruction of public records laws by federal officials.
Private Payrolls Grow by 234,000 in January, vs 185,000 Expected: ADP/Moody's Analytics
"The job market juggernaut marches on," Mark Zandi, chief economist at Moody's Analytics, said in a statement. "Given the strong January job gain, 2018 is on track to be the eighth consecutive year in which the economy creates over 2 million jobs. If it falls short, it is likely because businesses can't find workers to fill all the open job positions."
Make America Great Again
Tax Bill Beginning to Deliver Bigger Paychecks to Workers
The contentious tax overhaul is beginning to deliver a change that many will welcome – bigger paychecks. Workers are starting to see more take-home pay as employers implement the new withholding guidelines from the IRS, which dictate how much employers withhold from pay for federal taxes. Those whose checks have remained the same shouldn't fret – employers have until Feb. 15 to make the changes.
Make America Great Again
List of Companies Announcing Bonuses, Raises Now Exceeds 300
At least 300 companies have announced tax reform bonuses, pay raises, or 401(k) hikes, according to a running list compiled by Americans for Tax Reform, found at www.atr.org/list. Democrats and most media outlets continue to dismiss or altogether ignore the good news about tax reform. American workers do not agree with the "crumbs" comments of Democrat Leaders Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer.
Democrats Panic Over Avalanche of Good Economic News
Liz Peek
Democrats sound plain silly as they continue to attack the GOP tax cuts. Former Democratic National Committee Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz said at a recent town hall that $1,000 bonuses "wouldn't go very far," and they were taxable, so it wouldn't really be $1,000 after all. Amazingly, she also said she hadn't heard of any bonuses bigger than $1,000. Is she really that out of touch?
A Year After Obama, Dems Still Looking for Replacement
More than a year after former President Obama left the White House, the Democratic Party is still trying to fill the void and find a leader who can take on President Trump. "There's a definite yearning for 'Who's my next great love?' " Democratic strategist Patti Solis Doyle said in describing her party. "And the problem is we're not really loving anyone we see. So we're looking for someone we're not expecting."
U.S. Is a Net Natural Gas Exporter Yet New York and Massachusetts Pipeline Restrictions Leave New Englanders to Scramble for Fuel
Jordan McGillis
The pipeline constraints ... have at times caused New England to have the most expensive spot natural gas prices in the world – including this January. At the barricade preventing the transport of gas from the abundant reservoirs of Pennsylvania and West Virginia to New England is the state government of New York.
California is Collecting So Much of Your Money it Can't Save it All
California's swelling budget reserves are approaching a point where the state by law can't save any more money – but don't expect a tax rebate. The state is quickly filling up its so-called rainy day fund, the budget stabilization account voters created in 2014 when they passed an initiative that forced lawmakers to save money in flush years.
Yes There is a Deep State – and Tony Blair Warned Me About It
Steve Hilton
Blair was candid and thoughtful, and gave us a brilliant primer on what he’d learned about making the machinery of government work. But there was one thing above all that stood out from our conversation: his blunt warning about the administrative state and the attitude any incoming government would face from the permanent bureaucracy. “You cannot underestimate how much they believe it’s their job to actually run the country and to resist the changes put forward by people they dismiss as ‘here today, gone tomorrow’ politicians,” Blair said.
Out-of-Touch Elitist Joy Reid Downplays MS-13,
Says Only Fox News Viewers Have Heard of Dangerous Gang

Often-misinformed MSNBC star Joy Reid is under the impression that international criminal gang MS-13 isn't a major issue and the only people that have even heard of the thugs are regular viewers of Fox News. "MS-13 is an example of some of the worst of criminal gang behavior," Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., told [Chris] Matthews on the very same show on which Reid appeared.
Maxine Waters: Russia is Out to Get Me!
Kyle Olson
Maxine Waters now sees a Russian behind every mailbox and lamp post. During an anti-Trump tirade at an urban housing event, the California congresswoman went on a stem winder about Russia and the Kremlin's alleged love for the American president. At one point, the paranoid Waters declared Trump has committed "obstruction of justice," and made the case for impeachment, also citing "possible collusion" with Russia.
Calif. Teacher, City Councilman Caught On Video Degrading Military
Three videos on social media of Pico Rivera Councilman Gregory Salcido, a teacher at El Rancho High School, making disparaging remarks about the military and berating a student for wearing a sweatshirt with a Marines logo have gone viral and created a backlash. El Rancho Unified School District officials confirmed Saturday. Jan. 27 that the person speaking is Salcido and that the incident took place on school grounds.

Student Getting Death Threats After Recording
California Teacher's Anti-Military Rant

A California high school student who recorded his teacher bashing the U.S. military spoke out Thursday on "Fox & Friends." Victor Quinonez, who aspires to join the U.S. Marine Corps, used his cell phone to capture his teacher, Gregory Salcido, slamming service members as the "the lowest of our low." Salcido, who also serves as a city councilman, ranted to students about why they should not join the military.

Oust California Teacher and Councilman, Gregory Salcido,
Who Called Military 'Dumbsh*ts'

Katy Grimes
Salcido said the American military is terrible because members are fighting terrorists in the Middle East but didn't win in Vietnam. Gregory Salcido, said the U.S. only won World War II, because "we had a freakin' b**chin' bomb." This guy teaches kids history. What concerns me is that Salcido is certainly not alone in his partisan political views, and openly shares them with students, rather than teaching history.
State Department Warns Poland Against Holocaust Law
Inspired by Obama's 'Polish death camp' Gaffe

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's team warned Poland not to enact a law that would criminalize assertions of Poland's complicity in the Holocaust. "We all must be careful not to inhibit discussion and commentary on the Holocaust," State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said Wednesday. "We encourage Poland to re-evaluate the legislation in light of its potential impact on the principle of free speech and on our ability to be effective partners."
77 Unauthorized Immigrants Found In Fake UPS Truck Near Border – 'Coyote' Expected $100 per Head
A traffic stop on what appeared to be a brown UPS truck revealed 77 unauthorized immigrants stuffed shoulder-to-shoulder inside its hot cargo area. Five children were found traveling among the overheated group of Mexican nationals, who admitted to being in the U.S. illegally, according to a criminal complaint filed Tuesday in San Diego federal court.

Agents Stop Semitrailer with 76 Immigrants
Including 13 Unaccompanied Minors

Authorities have said that a semitrailer driver is in custody after he was found to be transporting 76 immigrants in Texas. The U.S. Border Patrol said in a statement Monday that the immigrants were discovered Friday at a checkpoint on U.S. 83, about 35 miles north of Laredo in South Texas. The semitrailer stopped in the checkpoint's primary lane where the driver, a U.S. citizen, was questioned about his immigration status.

Man Charged with Marrying 6 Women to Evade Immigration Laws
A Massachusetts man was charged with accepting money to marry six women to help them evade immigration laws. Federal prosecutors alleged that Peter Hicks, 57, of Worcester, married the women from sub-Saharan African nations between 2003 and 2013 and filed for immigration benefits for four of them. Some of the women were in the U.S. illegally.
Anti-Trump ESPN Writer Jemele Hill Says
President Uses 'racial pornography' to 'stoke his base'

ESPN writer Jemele Hill took another shot at President Trump Sunday, accusing him of using "racial pornography" to rally his voting base. Hill made the comments in an appearance on MSNBC's "Politics Nation with Al Sharpton" in response to a question about Trump's State of the Union address.
Students Hate Quotes from Trump’s State of the Union,
Until Realizing They Are Obama’s

Some students reacted negatively to quotes they believed were from President Donald Trump’s recent State of the Union Address, until realizing they were actually quoting Barack Obama. Campus Reform’s Cabot Phillips spoke to students outside John Jay College in New York City, who unanimously criticized the supposed Trump quotes, describing them as “warmongering,” “aggressive,” and “immature.”
Muslim Student Tries to Get Another Student Expelled
After She Refused to Wear a Hijab

A Muslim student at the University of Central Florida said that she invited fellow student Kathy Zhu to try on a hijab, reported Twitchy. After Zhu declined her offer, the Muslim student, identified by Zhu to The Daily Caller News Foundation as UCF health sciences student Rayyan Sukkarieh, took to Twitter, posting “let’s get this girl expelled.”

Week ending 28 January 2018

Clinton-Obama Emails:
The Key to Understanding Why Hillary Wasn't Indicted

Andrew C. McCarthy
From the first, these columns have argued that the whitewash of the Hillary Clinton – emails caper was President Barack Obama's call – not the FBI's, and not the Justice Department's. The decision was inevitable. If Clinton had been charged, Obama's culpable involvement would have been patent. In any prosecution of Clinton, the Clinton–Obama emails would have been in the spotlight. For the prosecution, they would be more proof of willful mishandling of intelligence. More significantly, for Clinton's defense, they would show that Obama was complicit in Clinton's conduct yet faced no criminal charges.
Time to Repeal the Disastrous 1965 Immigration Act
Selwyn Duke
Question: If someone sells you on something with false advertising and it does the exact opposite of what was promised, are you not entitled to return the product and get a refund? In fact, if the product caused you harm, should you not in addition be compensated for damages? Consider that when Senator Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) was pushing the Immigration and Naturalization Act of 1965 on the Senate floor, he said, "First, our cities will not be flooded with a million immigrants annually."
Source: Strzok Hadn't Seen Evidence of Collusion
After 10 Months On Russia Probe

After 10 months of leading the FBI's Trump-Russia investigation, counterintelligence official Peter Strzok had not seen compelling evidence that President Trump or high-level campaign officials colluded with the Russian government, according to a person familiar with his thinking. That account comports with a May 19, 2017 text exchange between Strzok and FBI lawyer Lisa Page that was released earlier this week.
Strzok-Page Texts Indicate That Lynch Knew – In Advance –
That Hillary Would Face No FBI Charges

Robert Laurie
Throughout the James Comey-led investigation into Hillary's secret email server, her mishandling of classified material, her lies to Congress, and her complete disregard for national security, Loretta Lynch and the Obama administration maintained a single talking point. They would abide by whatever the FBI decided to do. If charges were recommended, charges would be pressed. Frankly, I never bought that line, and I don't know how anyone could be naive enough to do so.
Justice Department Withholds Majority of FBI Texts
Byron York
There is much confusion over some basic facts of the Strzok-Page texts. How many are there? How many relate to the two most politically-charged investigations in years, the Trump-Russia probe and the Hillary Clinton email investigation? How many have been turned over to Congress? And how many are left to be turned over to Congress? The answers are complicated, but here is what I have been able to figure out from conversations with the Justice Department and Capitol Hill investigators.
FBI is Hiding Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s Text Messages.
Are They ‘Lost’ Too?

Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton dropped a bit of a bombshell on Saturday when he said the FBI may have also lost Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s text messages. Appearing on Fox News’ “Justice with Judge Jeanine,” Fitton told host Jeanine Pirro there is “gamesmanship going on” at the bureau and that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should send the US Marshals over to secure the evidence.
JPMorgan Adds Name to Those
Raising Wages, Hiring, Opening More Branches Since Tax Reform

JPMorgan announced Tuesday that it will boost wages, open new branches and hire thousands of new workers, citing improved economic performance and sweeping changes to the U.S. tax code. Wages will rise to between $15 and $18 an hour from a range of $12 to $16.50 an hour, impacting 22,000 employees, the bank said. Chase will also open 400 new branches and hire 4,000 people in its new U.S. markets, housing and small business divisions.
MAGA
Mickey is very happy!Disney to Give Employees $1,000 Bonuses in
Wake of Tax Reform

Walt Disney Co. said it will give employees a one-time cash bonus of $1,000, joining a growing list of companies handing out awards in the wake of federal tax reform. About 125,000 U.S. employees will be eligible, the company said Tuesday in a statement, putting the cost at $125 million. Disney also plans to put $50 million into a fund to help hourly employees with tuition costs and plans to provide as much as $25 million annually for that purpose afterward.
MAGA
How Tax Reform Made Corporate America Bring Trillions Home
One of the most important changes in tax reform governed the treatment of multinational corporations with extensive foreign operations. U.S.-based companies had held trillions of dollars in offshore businesses in order to take advantage of tax deferral opportunities that existed under previous law. Tax reform changed the way that entities known as deferred foreign income corporations get taxed. Previously, such entities could generally defer taxation until they paid dividends to related U.S. corporations, triggering taxes at corporate income tax rates.
Growing list of Tax Reform Good News
N.Y. Democrats Unveil Ad Campaign to
‘replace and repeal’ Federal Tax Law

The announcement came Monday, the same day a federal corruption trial involving former Cuomo confidante and longtime aide Joseph Percoco began. “New York is going to lead the charge to replace and repeal the GOP tax plan and send a clear message – any Republican who doesn’t take action now will be held accountable come November,” state Democratic Party Executive Director Geoff Berman said.
Good luck with that
Dershowitz: I Wouldn't Have Campaigned for Obama if
I Knew About Farrakhan Pic

Harvard Law Professor and longtime Democrat Alan Dershowitz said he would not have campaigned for then-Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) if he knew about the future president's photo op with Louis Farrakhan. Farrakhan, leader of the Nation of Islam, is a "virulent anti-Semite and anti-American," Dershowitz said on "Fox & Friends."
Joe Manchin Tells Nancy Pelosi to Grow Up and
Stop the Immigration Rhetoric

Democratic Senator Joe Manchin told House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to stop her divisive rhetoric on immigration and work with the Republican party, Sunday on CNN’s “State of The Union.” Host Jake Tapper played a clip of Pelsoi claiming President Donald Trump’s immigration plan seeks to “make America white again,” and then asked Manchin what he thought of the quote.
Pelosi Tries to Extend $137,000 Tax Break for
Two of Her Multi-Million-Dollar Homes

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), who often rails against income inequality and calls on the wealthy to pay its "fair share" in taxes, took pains in late December to try to preserve tax breaks for two of her multi-million-dollar homes one last time before the new tax law kicked in. Largely thanks to her husband Paul, a real-estate and venture-capital investor, Pelosi is the wealthiest woman in Congress with a net worth of more than $100 million and the seventh wealthiest member overall, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.
"paying higher taxes a patriotic act"
Trump HHS Takes Vital Step to Protect Doctors from
Being Forced to Perform Transgender Surgeries

Last week, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) launched a new division to protect the religious freedom of doctors, nurses, and other health care workers. As LGBT activists try to enforce their worldview on sexuality issues, it is vitally important that health professionals retain the freedom to refuse to perform certain acts that violate their consciences. "For too long too many of these health care practitioners have been bullied and discriminated against because of their religious beliefs and moral conviction," Acting HHS Secretary Eric Hargan said.
Ben Carson Attacked For WH Bible Study –
Defiantly Declares 'I Will Not Stop Being A Christian'

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson relayed a defiant message to the atheist groups attacking him for attending a Bible study at the White House. "I will not stop being a Christian while in service to this country." The conflict began after reports surfaced, detailing the weekly meeting of President Donald Trump's Cabinet Secretaries for Bible study.
Does Google Home Know Who Jesus Is?
Brentwood Resident Says No

Audio technology like Google Home and Amazon's Alexa are becoming a dominant source for information. But now, it appears one of the most common names is unknown to Google Home. And some people are sounding the alarm about what the technology tells you when you ask about Jesus.

Outrage: Google Home Identifies Buddha,
Muhammad and Satan but not Jesus Christ

Smart Audio technology, such as Google Home and Amazon's Alexa, has quickly become the dominant go-to source of information for this generation but some consumers are now speaking out about the fact that Google Home devices refuse to share information on Jesus Christ... "They took prayer out of schools, they think just taking Jesus out of everything is politically correct these days and I think that's the stem of a lot of our problems," Martin Collins maintained.
Embarrassment for NBC News After Lester Holt
Apparently Falls for North Korean Propaganda

NBC News is reeling after "Nightly News" anchor Lester Holt appears to have been badly fooled by North Korean propagandists – giving a cheery report from a ski resort in the Hermit Kingdom that looked to be bustling when it was widely known to actually be a ghost town. Holt – who returned early from North Korea after scathing reviews – reported for "Nightly News" from the Masikryong ski resort on Monday, a facility that is the brainchild of Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un and is typically empty.
California Insanity Reigns as State Considers
$1,000 Fine for Waiters Offering Unsolicited Plastic Straws

Ian Calderon wants restaurateurs to think long and hard before giving you a straw. Calderon, the Democratic majority leader in California's lower house, has introduced a bill to stop sit-down restaurants from offering customers straws with their beverages unless they specifically request one. Under Calderon's law, a waiter who serves a drink with an unrequested straw in it would face up to 6 months in jail and a fine of up to $1,000.
Canada's Justin Trudeau: Maybe He is Just Really, Really Stupid
Arthur Weinreb
Trudeau ... may not be evil and setting out to intentionally destroy Canada as Barack Obama did to the U.S. during his eight years as president. Trudeau is just so bereft of functioning brain cells, he is unable to appreciate the consequences of his words and actions. As proof of his mental incompetency one only has to look at some of the things he has said over the years. "The budget will balance itself" and "We have to rethink elements as basic as time and space."
Finland Election Brings NEW Threat to EU:
The Brexit-backing Farage Fan Vying for Finexit

Laura HuhtasaariLaura Huhtasaari, a 38-year-old former teacher, is trying to bring anti-immigration populist ideas back to mainstream Finnish politics and her campaign for the presidency has seen her reputation soar ahead of the first round of voting on Sunday. Her Finns Party has employed tactics from a variety of populist politicians, echoing Donald Trump with her "Finland first" slogan and French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen, who used nationalism as a key theme in her campaign.
How "Trump Trauma" is Crippling the News Media
Fox News analyst Howard Kurtz argues that press misjudgment has upended coverage of?the White House and boosted the president's agenda in this exclusive excerpt from his new book, 'Media Madness.'
A Road-Tripper Rescued Two Abandoned Puppies from the Desert...
Then Took Them On a 30,000-Mile Trip Around North America

A kind-hearted road-tripper who rescued two abandoned puppies from the middle of the desert has taken them on a 30,000 mile journey across North America. Jordan Kahana, 30, was driving from Los Angeles to Colorado when he spotted the tiny dogs looking frail and vulnerable on the side of a remote road.
Yes, a good news story!
DOJ Backs Conservative Students in Lawsuit Against Berkeley
The Department of Justice (DOJ) is stepping in to defend a group of conservative students who are suing the University of California, Berkeley for violating their First Amendment rights. According to a Thursday press release, the DOJ has filed a statement of interest in the case of Young America's Foundation and Berkeley College Republicans v. Janet Napolitano – the plaintiffs being a pair of conservative groups that repeatedly faced roadblocks when bringing speakers to campus, and the defendant being the president of the University of California System.
Worker Who Hit False Alert Warning of Ballistic Missile Attack
Refusing to Cooperate with Investigators

The head of the Federal Communications Commission Public Safety and Homeland Security Bureau told a U.S. Senate hearing the FCC was pleased with the cooperation it's received so far from Hawaii Emergency Management Agency leadership. But Lisa Fowlkes said the commission was disappointed that the agency employee who transmitted the false alert was refusing to cooperate. "We hope that person will reconsider," she told Senate commerce committee members.

Week ending 21 January 2018

“Don’t Tell Your Mother”
Linda Goudsmit
“Don’t tell your mother.” Parents teach their children to recognize these words to warn them of stranger danger. Exposure is the predator’s enemy. “Don’t tell your mother” is the victimizer’s watchword used to silence his/her victims. So it is in politics. The leftist Democrat party has weaponized secrecy for political purposes. Exposure is their enemy.
James Clapper's Perjury, and
Why DC Made Men Don't Get Charged for Lying to Congres
s

Jonathan Turley
Former National Intelligence Director James Clapper is about celebrate one of the most important anniversaries of his life. March 13th will be the fifth anniversary of his commission of open perjury before the Senate Intelligence Committee. More importantly, it also happens to be when the statute of limitations runs out – closing any possibility of prosecution for Clapper.
The Obama Administration’s ‘Brazen Plot to Exonerate Hillary Clinton’ Starting to Leak Out, According to Former Fed Prosecutor
A former federal prosecutor says the truth is starting to seep out about the Obama Administration’s “brazen plot to exonerate Hillary Clinton” and “frame an incoming president with a false Russian conspiracy,” according to an exclusive interview with The Daily Caller News Foundation. Joe diGenova, a former federal prosecutor, connects the dots on former Obama administration Justice Department and FBI officials who may have “violated the law, perhaps committed crimes” to politicize law enforcement and surveillance against political opponents.
You REALLY need to listen to the video interview!
GOP Lawmakers Shocked By
House Intel Report Alleging Surveillance Abuse

A classified House Intelligence Committee memo viewed by Republican lawmakers Thursday has been described as “shocking” and “explosive” by the congressmen who read it. National security journalist and Fox News contributor Sara Carter reported Thursday that the memo shows “extensive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act abuse.”
More Texts Turned Over from FBI Agent Taken Off Mueller Team – Somehow, Others are Missing
The Justice Department has turned over to Congress additional text messages involving an FBI agent who was removed from special counsel Robert Mueller's investigative team following the discovery of derogatory comments about President Donald Trump. But the department also said in a letter to lawmakers that its record of messages sent to and from the agent, Peter Strzok, was incomplete because the FBI, for technical reasons, had been unable to preserve and retrieve about five months' worth of communications.
Was Lynch Coordinating with Comey in the Clinton Investigation?
Sharyl Attkisson
Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch knew well in advance of FBI Director James Comey's 2016 press conference that he would recommend against charging Hillary Clinton, according to information turned over to the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Friday. The revelation was included in 384 pages of text messages exchanged between FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, and it significantly diminishes the credibility of Lynch's earlier commitment to accept Comey's recommendation – a commitment she made under the pretense that the two were not coordinating with each other.
Mick Mulvaney: Some Democrats Want the Shutdown to
Last Until Trump's State of the Union

White House budget director Mick Mulvaney said Sunday there's a chance the shutdown could end Monday or Senate Democrats will ensure the federal government remains closed until President Trump is due to deliver his first State of the Union. "I really do believe that at heart here there was an interest by some folks in the Democratic Party to deny the president sort of the victory lap of the anniversary of his inauguration, the chance to talk about that success of the tax bill, success with the economy and jobs," Mulvaney told "Fox News Sunday."
NYT, AP, Bloomberg, and Legacy Media
Blame Dems for Gov’t Shutdown

Many of the country’s top media outfits blamed the Democratic Party for allowing the government to shutdown instead of bridging a budget impasse with Republicans in the Senate. “U.S. Shutdown Starts as Senate Democrats Block GOP Funding Plan” a Bloomberg headline blared early Saturday morning, referring to the Senate’s inability to agree on a variety of budgetary issues. The New York Times and AP chimed in with similar headlines.
CNN Stunned By What Democratic Ohio Voters Think About Trump
CNN's Martin Savage interviewed a diverse group of Democratic voters from Ohio on Wednesday who all praised President Donald Trump for the things he has done during his first year in office. The group of Democratic voters, who had all crossed over to vote for Trump during the 2016 election, agreed in their assessments of the president and on the importance of his key agenda goals, like ending illegal immigration.
Calif. Dems Are Increasingly Worried Over Losing a Congressional Seat if Proposed Changes to the U.S. Census Are Implemented
California Dem's new-found fear is only exasperated by President Trump's hardline stance on illegal immigration. The current Department of Justice sent a letter in December to the Census Bureau requesting that the citizenship question that was eliminated under the Obama administration be reinstated.
New Smoking Gun Clinton Emails!
Judicial Watch
One of the myths perpetrated by Hillary Clinton and her lieutenants is that she was mostly helpless when it came to using email and that she knew nothing about keeping it secure. It has been repeated so often that it has been accepted as true, even though it defies common sense. Now there is even more evidence to debunk this myth. This week we released 78 pages of new documents from the State Department containing emails that former Secretary of State Clinton sent and received over her unsecure, non-“state.gov” email system.
Calif. Threatens to Prosecute Businesses That Cooperate with ICE
Any business in California that cooperates with federal immigration officials will face prosecution, according to state Attorney General Xavier Becerra. Addressing rumors of raids by Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents, Becerra said Thursday at a press conference, "It's important, given these rumors out there, to let people and more specifically employers know that if they voluntarily start giving up information about their employees in ways that contradict our new California laws."
Wealthy Exodus to Escape New Tax Rules
Worries California Democrats

Republicans reliably raise that alarm when Democrats advocate for tax increases, like the 2012 and 2016 ballot initiatives that levied a new income tax on very high-earning residents. But now, with the federal tax bill cutting off deductions that benefited well-off Californians, the state’s Democrats suddenly are singing the GOP song about a potential millionaire exodus.
What's the Matter with California?
Michael Walsh
Guess which state has the highest poverty rate in the country? Not Mississippi, New Mexico, or West Virginia, but California, where nearly one out of five residents is poor. That's according to the Census Bureau's Supplemental Poverty Measure, which factors in the cost of housing, food, utilities and clothing, and which includes noncash government assistance as a form of income.
Trucking Companies Race to Add Capacity, Drivers as Market Heats Up
With the economy humming, retailers and manufacturers are looking to hire thousands more trucks to haul clothing, construction equipment and other goods. Trucking companies can choose which loads to take on. In December, the most recent month for which data is available, carriers charged an average 22% more than they did a year ago in the spot market, where shippers can hire trucks on short notice, according to DAT Solutions LLC.
California Neck Stabber was Illegal Immigrant Deported 7 Times
A California man suspected of stabbing a fellow diner last month is an illegal immigrant who's been deported previously seven times, a spokesman for Immigration and Customs Enforcement tells The Daily Caller. The suspect, Eulalio Miniz Orozco, allegedly was captured on surveillance cameras on Dec. 21 getting up from his table while eating and brutally stabbing a fellow diner in the neck at Lola's Supermarket in the Santa Rosa area.
Illegal Immigrant Charged in the Killings of Two Cops
Wishes He 'Had Killed More

An illegal immigrant began his murder trial for the 2014 killings of two Northern California sheriff's deputies on Tuesday with a profanity-laced rant, calling a partner of one of the slain officers a "coward." "I wish I had killed more of the mother-------s," Bracamontes told the court. He continued: "I will break out soon and I will kill more, kill whoever gets in front of me...There's no need for a f---ing trial."
ICE is Enforcing Deportation Orders Against
High-Profile Illegal Immigrant Activists

The arrested men have openly lived in the U.S. for years and have until recently enjoyed a de facto immunity from deportation, thanks to their status as high-profile immigrants’ rights activists. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have denied the arrests are politically motivated, but they clearly show that immigration agents are now emboldened to arrest even the most connected of illegal immigrants.
California to Register Illegal Aliens to Vote – Automatically
California will take the next step in blurring the lines between citizens and non-citizens beginning April Fool’s Day when the state complies with a court order to begin automatically registering to vote all those who are granted driver’s licenses. The state has long provided driver’s licenses to all who simply claimed, without proof, that they were citizens of in the country legally. There were no checks made or documentation required.
New California Declares Independence from Rest of State
The founders of the state of New California took the first steps to what they hope will eventually lead to statehood, CBS Sacramento is reporting. The founders of New California read their own version of a Declaration of Independence on Monday. Claiming the authority of Article 4, Section 3 of the U.S. Constitution, the aspiring 51st state plans to convince California's legislature to split the state before submitting the resolution to Congress.
New California
New England Faces a Future of
‘Rolling Blackouts’ as Power Plants Close

New England is facing an energy future of “rolling blackouts and controlled outages” by 2025 as more power plants close down and pipeline capacity continues to lag behind. The new report by the New England’s grid operator comes after the region suffered through a frigid start to the new year that pushed up prices and strained energy supplies. It could be just a taste of the region’s future.
Frigid Cold is Why We Need Dependable Energy
Tom Harris
Recent record-setting low temperatures have underscored the creature comfort and often life-saving importance of abundant, reliable, affordable energy. They also reminded us how appropriate it was that America's 2017 National Security Strategy (NSS) emphasizes energy security – and that it was released on December 18, three days before this extra chilly winter officially began. This first Trump Administration NSS identifies four vital national interests.
Costco Pushes Back Against Seattle's Sugary Drink Tax
The City of Seattle probably didn't expect pushback from Costco, seen by many on the left as retail's "anti-Walmart," after its "sugary drink" tax of 1.75 cents per ounce went into effect January 1. But that is exactly what has happened. In moves the national press, which largely supports such taxes, has thus far ignored, Costco is itemizing the built-in cost of the tax on its Seattle store's shelf tags, and informing customers that they won't pay the tax if they shop at one of two other Costco stores outside Seattle's city limits.
Story ignored by press and MSM
DOJ, DHS Report: 3 out of 4 Individuals Convicted of International Terrorism and Terrorism-Related Offenses were Foreign-Born
"This report reveals an indisputable sobering reality – our immigration system has undermined our national security and public safety," said Attorney General Sessions. "And the information in this report is only the tip of the iceberg: we currently have terrorism-related investigations against thousands of people in the United States, including hundreds of people who came here as refugees. Our law enforcement professionals do amazing work, but it is simply not reasonable to keep asking them to risk their lives to enforce the law while we admit thousands every year without sufficient knowledge about their backgrounds."

Obama's ICE Didn't Follow Procedure for
Checking Illegal Immigrants' Ties to Terrorism

During the Obama administration, Immigration and Customs Enforcement was not following proper procedures when checking if illegal aliens were known terrorists, jeopardizing national security, according to an audit. The office of inspector general found that between 2013 and 2015, ICE was not screening illegal immigrants who had been released for terrorist ties. Every single case of a suspected terrorist reviewed by the inspector general included errors, where ICE officials were not in compliance with security standards.
Pentagon Strategy Drops Climate Change as a Security Threat
Climate change and the impact it has on national and international security was not included in the U.S. national defense strategy, unveiled by Defense Secretary Jim Mattis on Friday. The move is perhaps not surprising given that President Donald Trump has called climate change a hoax, and last June announced that he would pull the United States out of the historic Paris climate pact unless there were changes to the U.S. side of the deal.
Elizabeth Warren’s Native American Claims Will Not Go Away,
Now a Fresh Investigation Raises More Questions

It seems U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren will never live down her assertion of Native American ancestry. Warren, whom President Donald Trump has indelibly dubbed “Pocahontas,” based her claim on family lore and high cheek bones. But that ghost will be “haunting” the Massachusetts Democrat as she gears up for reelection this year and mulls the possibility of a 2020 White House run, according to The Boston Globe.
This Man Received 167 Sex-Change Surgeries.
He Lives in a World of Regret.

Walt Heyer
Recently I interviewed a person whose experience with gender-change surgeries was so extreme, it gained him entry in the Guinness World Records book for the most gender-reassignment surgeries for an individual person. Blair Logsdon's story is a cautionary tale for anyone today who is considering the use of cross-gender hormones and gender-change surgery to feel better about themselves.
Same-Sex Active-Duty Couple Marries at West Point
Two Army captains who met at West Point returned there to be married, in what is believed to be the first same-sex marriage of active-duty personnel at the storied New York military academy. The New York Times reported Captains Daniel Hall, 30, and Vincent Franchino, 26, both Apache helicopter pilots stationed at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas, were married at West Point’s Cadet Chapel on Jan. 13.
Pelosi to Appear On 'Drag Race' Reality Show as Guest Judge
House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) is set to appear as a guest judge on the VH1 drag queen reality show "RuPaul's Drag Race All Stars." Pelosi is a long-time fan of  the reality show competition, which is hosted and produced by drag queen RuPaul Andre Charles, the Washington Post reported. Pelosi's district includes San Francisco, which has been a long time "safe place" for members of the LGBT community.

Week ending 14 January 2018

Trump's Foes Beat Retreat to a
Rat-Infested Trench and Wave 25th Amendment

Conrad Black
Having encountered Michael Wolff and having had an acidulous public exchange with him, I attest that he is an utterly odious man. He can't write properly, has no professional integrity, and is a sociophobic mud-slinger and myth-maker. His entry into the continuing Trump controversy in its twilight proclaims that we have reached the era of the swiftly evaporating, nausea-inducing nothingburger.
Report: 485 Scientific Papers Published in 2017
Undermine Supposed 'Consensus' on Climate Change

Thomas D. Williams, PH.D.
A broad survey of climate change literature for 2017 reveals that the alleged "consensus" behind the dangers of anthropogenic global warming is not nearly as settled among climate scientists as people imagine. Author Kenneth Richard found that during the course of the year 2017, at least 485 scientific papers were published that in some way questioned the supposed consensus regarding the perils of human CO2 emissions or the efficacy of climate models to predict the future.
Indictment Handed Out In Russian Bribery Case Involving
Uranium One, Hillary Clinton

An 11-count indictment was handed out on Friday connected to the alleged Russian bribery scheme involving former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Obama administration, and Uranium One. The charges are against Mark Lambert, who is the "former co-president of a Maryland-based transportation company that provides services for the transportation of nuclear materials to customers in the United States and abroad."
DOJ takes new look at Uranium One in December
Senators Cotton and Perdue Specifically Say Trump
Didn’t Say ‘S**hole Comments, Cotton Calls Durbin a Liar

They previously had been quoted as saying they “didn’t recall.” Now, they make it much clearer – they didn’t hear it and they were as close as Durbin. Durbin also lied about chain migration, calling it racist because Trump used the term in the meeting, after he, Durbin had himself used it in the past.
Sen. Durbin has a history of misrepresenting WH meetings going back to Obama times
Rand Paul Has One Simple Rebuttal for Dems Calling Trump Racist
Congressional Dems Making Immigration Reform Impossible

“You can’t have an immigration compromise if everyone is out there calling the president a racist,” he [Paul] said. “They’re actually destroying the setting… in which anything meaningful can happen on immigration.” “Some people in the media have just gone completely bonkers with ad hominem on the president,” he said elsewhere in the interview.
Fusion GPS Admits They Used John McCain to
Pass Anti-Trump Dossier to Obama-Era Intel Agencies

The goal of providing the dossier to McCain, the Fusion GPS founders explained, was to pass the information contained in the questionable document to the U.S. intelligence community under the Obama administration. The disclosure raises questions about whether McCain knew that the information he delivered to the intelligence community was actually an opposition document reportedly funded by the Hillary Clinton campaign and the Democratic National Committee.
Sen. Feinstein Confirms Fusion GPS Lawyers
Asked Her to Release Testimony Transcript

California Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein told The Daily Caller that Fusion GPS lawyers asked her to release company co-founder Glenn Simpson’s testimony transcript. She released the testimony Tuesday before consulting with Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, which she told TheDC she regrets. Feinstein is the top Democrat on the committee.
Growing List of Good News – Tax Reform Bonuses
Continuously Updated by Americans for Tax Reform

Companies issuing employee bonuses, pay raises, 401(k) increases, job expansions, increased profit sharing, increased charitable donations, investments in plant expansions.
(This list is being continuously updated – send any updates to jkartch@atr.org)
MAGA: Make America Great Again
'The engine of the economy roared back to life':
U.S. Small-Business Confidence Hit a Record High in 2017

Small-business confidence hit a record high in 2017, according to the National Federation of Independent Businesses. Juanita Duggan, the group's president and CEO, pinned the increase in optimism on policy changes under President Donald Trump. "With a massive tax cut this year, accompanied by significant regulatory relief, we expect very strong growth, millions more jobs, and higher pay for Americans," Duggan said in a release.
MAGA: Make America Great Again
Strongest Holiday Sales Since Great Recession,
Up 5.5%, Topping Industry's Forecast

Total sales for November and December were $691.9 billion, exceeding the industry trade group's forecast of between $678.75 billion and $682 billion, which would have been an increase of between 3.6 and 4 percent. "We knew going in that retailers were going to have a good holiday season but the results are even better than anything we could have hoped for," NRF President and CEO Matthew Shay said.
MAGA: Make America Great Again
90% of Workers Likely to See More Money In Paycheck Next Month
The U.S. Treasury and the IRS on Thursday put out new guidance and withholding tables for employers that incorporate changes from the new tax law. Under those new tables, the Treasury estimates that 90% of people who get a paycheck are likely to see more in take-home pay, as soon as February. Employers will have until Feb. 15 to incorporate the changes in their payroll systems.
MAGA: Make America Great Again
Fiat Chrysler, Citing Tax Cuts,
Plans $2,000 Employee Bonuses and 2,500 New Jobs

The Italian-American automaker will pay each U.S. hourly and salaried employee a $2,000 bonus in the second quarter of 2018. The plan includes a total of 60,000 workers, excluding senior leadership. The creation of 2,500 new jobs will support an expansion at Fiat Chrysler's Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan.
MAGA: Make America Great Again
By All Measures, A Construction Boom is Shaping Up for 2018
For all of 2017, construction added 210,000 jobs, a 35 percent increase over 2016. Construction spending is also soaring, rising more than expected in November to a record $1.257 trillion, according to the Commerce Department. That was up 2.4 percent annually. Spending increased across all sectors of real estate, commercial and residential, with particular strength in private construction projects.
MAGA: Make America Great Again
How Tax Reform is Keeping Promise 'Fight for $15' Couldn't
As the union-backed "Fight for $15" movement has sought to enact mandatory minimum-wage increases in states and localities across the country, tax reform seems to have spurred wage growth using a different approach.
The Left is Certifiable
Ray DiLorenzo
The left is trying desperately to convince Americans that we were better off before Trump…better off with higher unemployment, a stalled economy, illegal immigration that burdens taxpayers, businesses leaving in mass, and better off driving toward a California-like economy with a badly damaged middle class and massive entitlements…better off without the $1,000 bonuses that Pelosi called "pathetic crumbs."
Bankrupt Illinois Slams Citizens with 32% Income Tax Hike,
More to Come

Warner Todd Huston
Thursday's vote permanently increases the state's personal income tax rate from 3.75 percent to 4.95 percent. It also raises the burden on businesses, raising the rate from 5.9 percent to seven. It all amounts to a 32 percent hike for the average Illinoisan and a $5 billion tax hike overall. The new tax hike is all the more galling because Illinois already has the highest property taxes in the nation, a fact that often forces retirees out of their homes to flee to other states.
Intolerance at Cornell: After my Fox News appearance,
bullying and threats began.

Neetu Chandak
It is difficult to express conservative views as a college student without being called names, attacked personally, or even threatened by peers. I know because I’ve lived it. The worst came after I appeared on Fox News in May to voice alarm over a new course at my Ivy League institution that deeply criticized Donald Trump while venerating Barack Obama.
Charges Against Rancher Cliven Bundy,
Three Others Are Dismissed

A federal judge dismissed all charges against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy, his two sons and another man on Monday after accusing prosecutors of willfully withholding evidence from Bundy's lawyers. U.S. District Judge Gloria Navarro cited "flagrant prosecutorial misconduct" in her decision to dismiss all charges against the Nevada rancher and three others. "The court finds that the universal sense of justice has been violated," Navarro said.

This Case Against Western Ranchers
Shows Why Americans Are Right to Fear Government

Jarrett Stepman 
Recently revealed actions by the Bureau of Land Management, a federal agency under the Department of Interior charged with managing federal land, are reminiscent of the IRS scandal in which that agency targeted conservative tea party groups for extra scrutiny. A federal judge ruled Dec. 20 that she was throwing out the Bureau of Land Management's case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy because the prosecution withheld key facts.
Prosecution had been "outrageous" "violated due process"
Leftists Scream Racial Profiling After Police Shoot Black Teen
Then the Video Comes Out

On Sunday, a 17-year-old black teen was shot to death by North Little Rock Police Department (NLRPD) officers, prompting precipitous reactions from people that resorted to attacking the police before the evidence was in. One problem: the teenager in question, Charles Smith Jr., 17, who was a passenger in a car pulled over for a routine traffic stop, had already pulled out a handgun and fired, and the incident was caught on dashcam footage in a video.
DEA Crackdown Bags Senior MS-13 Leader, 16 Others
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) bagged the senior MS-13 leader for the Northeast U.S. along with 11 other high-ranking members of the gang in a Thursday crackdown operation, the New York Post reported. The 17 defendants – five of whom are not MS-13 members – are facing charges including second-degree murder, drug trafficking, and conspiracy. They face up to 25 years in prison if convicted
Leaked Memo: Dems Admit They Need Illegals for Their Votes
Matthew Vadum
Democrats at the Left's premier think tank have finally admitted in a leaked memo that illegal immigration is key to their party's future electoral success. Republicans may not be angels but they have never wielded compassion as a cudgel the way Democrats do. But this memo ought to end Democrats' phony compassion shtick for all time.
This Town is Proof That Trump’s Wall Can Work
Paul Sperry
When charges of “racism” and “xenophobia” fail, Democrats’ fallback argument against President Trump’s proposed border wall is that it simply “won’t work,” so why waste billions building it? Tell that to the residents of El Paso, Texas. Federal data show a far-less imposing wall than the one Trump envisions – a two-story corrugated metal fence first erected under the Bush administration – already has dramatically curtailed both illegal border crossings and crime in Texas’ sixth-largest city, which borders the high-crime Mexican city of Juarez.
My Quest to Help Americans Rediscover the Bible
Dennis Prager
Virtually everyone on the left thinks America would be better off as a secular nation. And virtually all conservative intellectuals don’t think it matters. How many intellectuals study the Bible and teach it to their children? And yet, from the time long before the United States became a country until well into the 1950s, the Bible was not only the most widely read book in America – it was the primary vehicle by which each generation passed on morality and wisdom to the next generation.
Pew: U.S. Media Bias Ranks Worst in the World
Americans on both sides of the political aisle believe the media does a poor job covering political issues fairly, according to a blockbuster new survey of media consumption in 38 nations. What’s more, the Pew Research Center’s study found that supporters of President Trump believe the media is doing a worse job covering politics than the supporters of any of the other international political leaders in countries surveyed.
Flashback: Barack Obama Blamed David Cameron for
Allowing Libya to Become a ‘Sh**show’

Barack Obama has sharply criticised David Cameron for the UK’s role in allowing Libya to become a “shit show” after the fall of the dictator Muammar Gaddafi, in an unprecedented attack on a British leader by a serving U.S. President. Mr Obama said that following a successful military intervention to aid rebels during the 2011 Arab Spring revolt, Libya was left to spiral out of control – due largely to the inaction of America’s European allies.
Blatant Blue State Hypocrisy
Paul Driessen
You’ve got to admire the full frontal audacity of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, and their union and pressure group comrades in arms. Their hypocrisy, fraud and tyranny seem to have no boundaries, especially on fiscal responsibility, energy and climate change.
Britain's Wind Farms Paid $135M to Switch Power OFF
Wind farms were paid more than £100 million last year to switch off their turbines and NOT produce electricity, the Telegraph can disclose. Incredibly, the wind farms receive on average 40 per cent more cash when they are switched off than when they are producing electricity, according to an analysis of official figures. The money is paid out by the National Grid but is ultimately charged to consumers and added on to electricity bills.
Google's New Fact-Check Feature
Almost Exclusively Targets Conservative Sites

Google, the most powerful search engine in the world, is now displaying fact checks for conservative publications in its results. No prominent liberal site receives the same treatment. And not only is Google's fact-checking highly partisan – perhaps reflecting the sentiments of its leaders – it is also blatantly wrong, asserting sites made "claims" they demonstrably never made.
TYSK uses and recommends DuckDuckGo for searching
Man On Greyhound Bus Who Threatened to Kill Passengers is in U.S. Illegally was Previously Deported
A man who threatened to kill other passengers on a Greyhound bus Friday night was in the country illegally and has been previously deported. Racine County Sheriff Christopher Schmaling said Margarito Vargas-Rosas, 33, lives in Chicago but works at a restaurant in Milwaukee. The incident started around 9:40 p.m. Friday when authorities received reports of an armed subject on board a bus from Milwaukee to Chicago.
Gun-Carrying Customers
Held S. Carolina Attacker Until Police Arrived

A pair of customers legally carrying guns held a pipe-wielding attacker at bay at a York County car dealership until police arrived in a December incident where the suspect threatened to kill dealership employees, prosecutors said in court Friday. Two customers, whom prosecutors said had legal concealed carry permits and were armed legally at the time, intervened and “held Mr. Seegars at bay” with the handguns at the crowded dealership until police arrived, Hayes said.
Good guys
with guns
Video-Gamer, 28, Kills Mom After Blaming Her for Broken Headset
A 28-year-old man has been arrested in Northern California on suspicion of fatally shooting his mother, whom authorities said he blamed for breaking his video-game headset. Officers found Nicholson’s 68-year-old mother, Lydia Nicholson, inside with a head wound. She was rushed to a hospital, where she later died of her injuries.
Julian Assange's Grubby Ways Might Be Behind Embassy Boot
The 46-year-old document leaker – who has been holed up in the embassy since 2012 – is a slob who rarely bathes, a "well-placed" source told the International Business Times. "It seems he doesn't wash properly," the source, who has visited Assange at the embassy, told the site. On Friday, Ecuador granted Assange citizenship after a five-year standoff in its UK embassy.

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