|“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,
—Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, p. 38 (1922)
The Alexandria Shooting is the Continuation of the Riots in
Berkeley and Middlebury
Kevin D. Williamson
A great deal of spittle has been deployed in the debate over whether or to what extent the Left's recent indulgence of its penchant for violent rhetoric can be linked to the shooting of Representative Steve Scalise and other members of a Republican congressional baseball team by an angry Democratic activist and Bernie Sanders partisan. But the relevant question here is not violent rhetoric but violence itself. The violence at Berkeley and Middlebury did not lead to the shooting in Alexandria – they are part of the same phenomenon.
Conspiracy of Silence About Mueller
I am amazed by the conspiracy of silence, on the right and the left, about former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s bungling of the anthrax case. “In his years as FBI director and as a Justice Department official, Mueller gained a reputation for honesty, integrity, and being a ‘straight-shooter,’” writes Fred Barnes at The Weekly Standard. This is pure hogwash, to use a family-friendly term.
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|Washington Post Openly Admits |
Pres. Obama Screwed Up Iraq and Afghanistan
"PRESIDENT TRUMP'S resolution to delegate decisions on troop levels in Afghanistan to the Pentagon is a worthy corrective to the approach of President Barack Obama, who micromanaged U.S. military forces in a way that badly undercut their ability to achieve their goals. By politicizing force levels in Iraq and Afghanistan and setting timetables for withdrawal unlinked to conditions on the ground, Mr. Obama helped to ensure failure on his watch in both countries." –Washington Post
|List of Attacks Against Conservatives is Mind Blowing
Protestors clad in black masks shut down college campuses, destroy property and indiscriminately attack those they disagree with, whether women or the elderly. Meanwhile, CNN fires Kathy Griffin for taking photos with a bloody replica of the president's decapitated head. Amid this backdrop, The Huffington Post publishes an article calling for the execution of Trump and "everyone assisting his agenda."
|Nunes: No Collusion Between Trump and Russians|
Washington Should “stop chasing Russian ghosts around the closet”
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, addressing GOP donors in Orange County, said that after searching for any evidence of collusion, “I said ‘OK, I don’t think there’s any collusion here.’ And what happened to me? All the major papers in the country did a total character assassination on me. Why? Because I was telling the truth, that there was never any collusion between Donald Trump and the Russians.”
|Top Dem Adam Schiff Admits|
There’s No ‘Proof’ of Trump-Russia Collusion
The 11-month-old investigation into whether President Trump or members of his campaign colluded with Russians has still not turned up any evidence that’s strong enough to put before a jury. That’s according to California Rep. Adam Schiff, the ranking member on the House Intelligence Committee, which is overseeing one of the parallel investigations into whether members of the Trump campaign coordinated with the Kremlin to influence the outcome of the election.
|Belleville, Ill, Suspect Killed in Congressional Shootout
Belonged to Many Anti-GOP Groups
The shooter, according to law enforcement, was James T. Hodgkinson, 66, who belonged to a number of anti-Republican groups, including one called "Terminate the Republican Party." The FBI was investigating Hodgkinson's postings on social media, and federal agents on Wednesday morning swarmed Hodgkinson's two-story home on the outskirts of Belleville. Spokesman Dillon McConnell, of the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms, said the agency was "conducting emergency traces for a handgun and a rifle," but declined to identify the types of weapons.
A Who's Who List of Agencies Guarding the Powerful
NY Times Tips off Shooter
"When members of Congress practice in the early mornings in an Alexandria, Va., public park for their Congressional Baseball Game, plainclothes United States Capitol Police are sitting there in a black S.U.V." —NY Times, April 12, 2017
Scalise Shooter Had List of Republican Lawmakers' Names
The gunman who opened fire on congressmen at a Virginia baseball field on Wednesday had a list of Republican names in his pocket at the time of the incident, Fox News has confirmed. The handwritten list was found in a van belonging to James Hodgkinson by the FBI, and the lawmakers named on the list are known to be conservative members associated with the Freedom Caucus:
says Union County Democrat in Response to Shooting
A longtime Democratic operative from Union County has responded to the Wednesday shooting of a congressman by calling for a "hunt" of Republicans. "We are in a war with selfish, foolish & narcissistic rich people. Why is it a shock when things turn violent?" Devine posted on social media, ending the message with the hashtag: #HuntRepublicanCongressmen
Before Scalise Shooting, Rep. Ann Wagner Had Reported
Five Death Threats to Capitol Police
It’s part of what Wagner, R-Ballwin, called the “hate and vitriol” that has infected public life. She said she decided to go public this week after seeing a 23-year-old aide in her district office sobbing after an abusive phone call, and after watching children in her Ballwin neighborhood scrub away chalk outlines of dead bodies that had been drawn on the driveway of her home.
|Fake News: No "Assault" Rifle or AK-style Semi-automatic;
Congress Baseball Shooter Used SKS and 9mm Handgun
The SKS is a semi-automatic rifle which pre-dates the AK-47 by about four years... SKS firearms imported into the United States are predominantly Yugoslavian manufactured, and while Russian and Chinese models are available they remain rare and sought after by collectors. That makes CNN's statement about the SKS ("a Chinese-made variant of the popular AK rifle") almost entirely incorrect. And as for the other news outlets like CBS which "confirmed" the weapon was an AR-15 that's just fake news.
|The Ball Park Shooter Was Radicalized by the Left
What I'm about to say is politically incorrect, but it needs to be said: our great nation is teetering on the brink of political and cultural anarchy. And the blame lies with Hollywood and the Mainstream Media and public universities and far left activists – fomenting hatred and trying to bring down the Trump Administration. The idea of shooting people on American soil because of their political affiliation was unthinkable – until Wednesday.
|Plugging the Leakage – A Modest Proposal
Leaks of national security secrets with the intent to harm the Trump administration continue to bedevil our nation. Journalists often describe the sources of the leaks as “current and former officials.” There’s an important solution, and one that the Trump administration may not yet be aware of: Remove the “former officials” from the equation.
|CNN: The Most Busted Name in News
CNN's strategy of dishonest sensationalism is stolen from the tabloids who make up the most outrageous and egregious lies about famous people to sell papers. The dishonest sensationalism CNN creates against Donald Trump is a tactic designed to create social chaos in America. CNN is no longer a legitimate news outlet – it is the media arm of the globalist elite seeking to overthrow the constitutional government of the United States and replace our democracy with socialism.
|Green Weenie of the Century: The Global Climate Treaties
As I have mentioned before, the most satisfying thing about Trump withdrawing from the Paris Climate Accord is not that he did it, but that he did it in a way that maximized the outrage from the climatistas and their media toadies. It was a dial-it-to-eleven reprise of the outrage of when President George W. Bush took us out of the Kyoto Protocol, which was the previous treaty that would have saved the world if we hadn't bailed on it.
|London's Grenfell Tower Covered with
Flammable Foam Panels to Satisfy "Green energy" Goal
"The cladding looks lovely, it's cheap, complies with regulations and gives the building a high environmental rating. But it's a silent killer. When this block was built, it complied with the old fire regulations. Had it been left alone it would never have burned like this." Fire fighters ineffective as water bounces off metal outer shell. Experts say the cladding now covers thousands of homes and offices across Britain.
Grenfell Fire: UK to Carry Out Inspections On Other Towers;
Cladding Material Banned in U.S. Due to "fire and smoke spread"
Inspections will likely look at any cladding used. Documents show that aluminum composite material (ACM) was used in Grenfell Tower's rainscreen cladding. ACM is essentially a sandwich of two aluminum sheets with materials for insulation inside. ACM panels often have a polyethylene core, which can be highly flammable.
London Residents Demand Answers in Deadly High-Rise Blaze
With smoke still swirling around the charred remains of Grenfell Tower in west London, residents and community leaders demanded to know Wednesday how a ferocious fire could have swept through the high-rise apartment block with such speed that it killed at least 12 people. The anger was particularly strong since activists had warned just seven months ago that fire safety procedures were so lax that only a catastrophic blaze would bring the scrutiny needed to make the building safe.
|Watchdogs issued warning about panels after Dubai Hotel fire in 2015|
|Senate GOP Shifts Focus to Lynch
Senate Republicans are clamoring to hear from Loretta Lynch after former FBI Director James Comey raised concerns about her involvement in the Hillary Clinton email investigation. Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee are seizing on Comey’s testimony earlier this month that he was concerned over the former attorney general telling the FBI to refer to the Clinton investigation as a "matter," which resembled the Clinton campaign line.
|When Losing An Election Makes You Lose Your Mind
How can we who were reared by the greatest generation connect with those reared and tutored by progressives who do not believe in work without a government check; that the world revolves around their every moment; that have no belief in a higher power or intelligent design; who basically think their fecal detritus is fragrant; and basically have not learned to reason or question rationally? In my opinion, the nation hasn't been this polarized since the 1860's with families divided over a national issue.
|Was Mohammed a "True Muslim"?
In the wake of every terrorist act there is the same argument. The voices-in-the-wilderness right will say, insofar as they're not muzzled with hate-speech laws, that Islam is the problem. In contrast, a leftist drumbeat of media and mainstream politicos will assert that the Muslim terrorists aren't really "Muslim" terrorists, that they've perverted the faith. As to the truth, it's as with any other debate over a thing's true meaning: it only makes sense to look for answers in original sources.
|Van Plows into Crowd Outside Mosque in London
Already Being Called ‘Islamaphobic’ Terror Attack
More than ten pedestrians were hit by a white van driver who veered onto a pavement near a renowned north London mosque, in what is being described as a 'terrorist attack'. Several people were reportedly hurt after the van ploughed into a crowd outside Finsbury Park Mosque, where hate cleric Abu Hamza once preached, as they finished Ramadan evening prayers called taraweeh.
|Obama and Holder Lied – Brian Terry Died
Daniel John Sobieski
As liberal McCarthyism continues searching for Russian monsters under Trump administration beds, it might serve us well to remember the Obama administration scandals, for which there were no special prosecutors appointed, no grand juries convened, not even a leaked memo to the New York Times via a friendly professor at Columbia University.
|Why Won't Abbas Accept "Two States for Two Peoples"?
Alan M. Dershowitz
For years, the Palestinian Authority- first under the leadership of Yasser Arafat and now under the 82-year-old Abbas – has perpetuated a vile policy of making payments to terrorists and their families. According to the official PA budget, in 2016 the Palestinian Authority directed $174 million of its total budget in payments to families of so-called "martyrs," and an additional $128 million for security prisoners – terrorists in Israeli prisons. Abbas claims to be a man of peace yet in reality he incentivizes, rewards and incites terrorism.
|Good Guy with Gun Captures Escaped Georgia Inmates
A Tennessee homeowner held two escaped inmates wanted in the killing of two prison guards at gunpoint Thursday until authorities arrived and made the arrests. Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Miller said late Thursday that the homeowner caught Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose trying to steal his vehicle.
|USS Fitzgerald Collision with ACX Crystal;|
Missing U.S. Sailors Found Dead – Crystal's U-turn Questioned
The ACX Crystal was traveling between the Japanese cities of Nagoya and Tokyo. Marine traffic records suggest the ACX Crystal made a sudden U-turn roughly 25 minutes before the collision with the USS Fitzgerald. It is not clear why it changed course. Marine traffic records suggest it was traveling at 14.6 knots (27km/h) at the time of the collision.
|Safety Lapses Undermine Nuclear Warhead Work at Los Alamos
An extended shutdown of the nation’s only scientific laboratory for producing and testing the plutonium cores for its nuclear weapons has taken a toll on America’s arsenal, with key work postponed and delays looming in the production of components for new nuclear warheads, according to government documents and officials.
|Trump Orders Government to Stop Work on Y2K Bug, 17 Years Later
The Trump administration announced Thursday that it would eliminate dozens of paperwork requirements for federal agencies, including an obscure rule that requires them to continue providing updates on their preparedness for a bug that afflicted some computers at the turn of the century. As another example, the Pentagon will be freed from a requirement that it file a report every time a small business vendor is paid, a task that consumed some 1,200 man-hours every year.
|Fresh Out of Safe-Space, ‘Harvard lib’ Gets First Job,
Until ‘white male’ Boss Dares to Ask Why She’s 2 Hrs Late
A new parody video on social media is a wake-up call for millennials with a safe space mentality. It hilariously projects how it looks when young liberals face their first jobs. The video, from “The Conservative Millennial” Allie Stuckey lampoons the first day at a new job by a left wing, safe-spacer fresh from the cocoon of college.
|Retired Pennsylvania Democrat, 75, Found Guilty of Groping His Disabled 103-Year-Old Mother-In-Law's Breasts |
A long-serving Pennsylvania politician has been found guilty of touching his 103-year-old mother-in-law's breast during visits to her nursing home. William Spingler was reported to police by staff at Wayne Nursing Home in December last year after he was caught massaging the elderly woman's breasts. Three nursing home employees had reported seeing Spingler touch the woman on three separate visits to her Wayne nursing home in December.
Week ending 11 June 2017
Patrick J. Buchanan
Pressed by Megyn Kelly on his ties to President Trump, an exasperated Vladimir Putin blurted out, "We had no relationship at all. ... I never met him. ... Have you all lost your senses over there?" Yes, Vlad, we have. Consider the questions that have convulsed this city since the Trump triumph, and raised talk of impeachment.
|DICED is UN’s
Environmental Constitution for the World and
Our Own Constitution Will be Diced
Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
The fourth version of the [DICED] Covenant, issued on September 22, 2010, was written to control all development tied to the environment, “the highest form of law for all human activity.” The Covenant’s 79 articles, described in great detail in 242 pages, take Sustainable Development principles described in Agenda 21 and transform them into global law, which supersedes all constitutions including the U.S. Constitution. All signatory nations, including the U.S., would become centrally planned, socialist countries in which all decisions would be made within the framework of Sustainable Development.
|NYT Scrambles to
Fix ‘Almost Entirely Wrong’ Russia Scoop
After Comey Testimony
The paper of record reported Feb. 14 that U.S. intelligence officials had intercepted repeated communications between the Trump campaign and senior Russian intelligence officials in the year leading up to the election. The news firmly planted the as yet totally unsubstantiated narrative that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia to sway the election in his favor. But Comey characterized the report as almost entirely false Thursday, and the New York Times is now reviewing the report in light of his statements.
|Marco Rubio: The Only Thing That
was Never Leaked is the
Fact that the President was Not Under Investigation
He then reminded Comey that the Russia investigation "is full of leaks left and right," arguing that "we've learned more from the newspapers sometimes than we do from our open hearings, for sure." Rubio then dropped the hammer: "You ever wonder why of all the things in this investigation, the only thing that has never been leaked is the fact that the president is not personally under investigation?"
|Former Official: Obama Admin
‘Systematically Disbanded’ Units Investigating Iran’s Terrorism
The United States squandered the chance "at a very low financial cost" to take apart Hezbollah's finances, its global organization, and the Iran proxy's ability to "readily terrorize us, victimize us, and run a criminal network through our shores, inside our banking systems – and in partnership with the world's foremost drug cartels – target our state and society," said David Asher.
|U.S. Paid $1 Billion to Paris
Agreement Green Fund –
All Other Nations Combined $0
The Paris Treaty was/is always about distribution of economic wealth; and the convenient use of "climate phrases" as branding instruments used to create political policy favorable to multinational corporate interests who control the shifting of economic wealth... The primary concern for every affiliated entity surrounds economics, not climate. "Climate" issues are the Trojan horse, the false ruse, the talking point, the scheme to get economic systems in place.
Share the Wealth: Developing Nations in Paris Accord
Threaten to Keep Polluting Unless They're Paid
When President Trump pulled out of the Paris climate accord last week, his critics – including former President Barack Obama – said he was turning his back on the future and joining only Syria and Nicaragua in refusing to take part. But for many that remain in the accord, the demands for cash are fueling the argument that the Paris agreement, at its core, is as much about redistributing international wealth as it is about saving the planet from climate change.
|Protect the Eagles:
End U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's 30-Year 'Take' Permits
Everyone knows wind turbines slaughter birds despite the wind industry's best efforts to keep the public in the dark. Federal statutes that protect migratory birds and eagles are on the books but rarely enforced. For more than a decade, the wind industry, its boosters in the environmental movement, and officials – not biologists – at the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) have worked systematically to weaken guidelines meant to protect eagles, migratory birds, and wildlife from the spinning blades.
|Dems Fire at Trump But Shoot Comey
Comey Attachment to Clintons Goes Back to Little Rock
Comey’s long attachment to the Clintons goes all the way back to the Clinton White Water scandal when he was Special Agent in charge in Little Rock, Arkansas... Millions needed gag reflex protection to watch the coming out of Comey who admitted he followed the orders of then Attorney General Loretta Lynch in not identifying Clinton’s email scandal as an investigation... They did it for Hillary, of course, and when she lost the election to keep the lie of the Russians stealing the election alive and trending.
|“Secret Agent Scaredy Cat”|
|Columbia Law Professor Who was
Asked by Pal James Comey to
Leak Memo About Donald Trump Goes Into Hiding
Columbia professor Daniel Richman appears to have gone into hiding after it emerged that he had leaked James Comey´s memo on his meeting with Donald Trump. Richman, the Paul J Kellner Professor of Law at Columbia Law School, confirmed after the hearing that he was the friend in question – and then vanished, the New York Post reported.
|Rep. Nunes on Unmasking Subpoenas:
'Oh, This is Only the Beginning'
Chairman Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) of the House Select Intelligence Committee confirmed that all three subpoenas his committee sent to senior Obama administration officials seek details about the unmaskings of American citizens. He also said that it was "very unusual" for an ambassador like Samantha Power to unmask names of American citizens "under any circumstances."
|NSA Leaker Hopes Being ‘White and
Will Help Get Her Off the Hook
Reality Leigh Winner, the 25-year-old government contractor who recently stole classified documents from the National Security Agency, has revealed her strategy for avoiding jail time: play the "pretty, white and cute" card. The plan, which Winner reportedly discussed with her sister from the Georgia detention center where she resides, is somewhat hypocritical since she has said on social media that "being white is terrorism."
|Business Bright Spot – Trump Economy
The economy is emerging as a bright spot for President Trump as he struggles to move his congressional agenda amid a series of controversies. The S&P 500 is up more than 12 percent since Election Day, unemployment has reached a 16-year low and economic growth in the coming year is expected to reach 2.3 percent, more robust growth than the 1.6 percent it grew in 2016.
|First New Coal Mine of Trump Era
Opens in Pennsylvania
President Trump lauded the opening of the nation's first new coal mine in recent memory. Corsa Coal Company will operate the mine in Somerset County, Pa. – outside of Pittsburgh. Corsa CEO George Dethlefsen said the mine will be a boon to the struggling local economy. He praised Trump's easing of regulations and encouragement for fossil fuel exploration.
|While No One was Looking,
Congress Took a Huge Step Toward Fixing the Economy
Investor´s Business Daily
Former FBI director James Comey´s testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee was the fixation of Washington on Thursday. But the big story was on the House side of Congress, which passed a bill to repeal the ruinous Dodd-Frank banking law. The Financial Choice Act, approved in the House by a 233-to-186 vote, has generated almost zero attention. But it has the potential to be the most economically beneficial legislation Congress will consider this year.
|22,000 pages of regulations gone|
|Canvassers for Democrat-Tied Group
Voter Registration Fraud Scheme
Twelve employees of an Indiana group tied to former Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid and former President Bill Clinton were charged Friday for allegedly submitting fake or fraudulent voter registration applications before the 2016 presidential election. The Indiana Voter Registration Project, an Indiana-based group focused on mobilizing and registering black voters, allegedly submitted an unknown number of falsified applications, according to a probable cause affidavit.
'Hoosier Hustle' was Questioned Just Prior to Nov. Election
Vote Fraud Detailed in Secret Search Warrant
In Danville, Indiana, west of Indianapolis, Hendricks County Clerk Debbie Hoskins reported to the state police on August 23 that her office has received several forged voter registration forms. It was the beginning of an investigation that resulted in a search warrant, just unsealed and seen Monday [November 7] for the first time. "This is going to take a long time to investigate. It's going to take several weeks and will likely take us past the election." (When it will be too late, of course!)
|Why is this always the Dems?|
|Our Crude News Network
Victor Davis Hanson
Progressive media bias is now a given. The present generation of journalists and reporters tends to believe that just conveying the news no longer offers ample venue for their unappreciated talents, celebrity status, and deserved political influence. As a result, they often massage coverage to find relevance as makers, not mere deliverers, of news.
|Town Stands Up to Atheist Bullies,
Refuses to Remove Cross
It was way back in 1930 when the good people of Neosho, Missouri installed a giant, lighted cross in the Big Spring Park. The cross, about 60-feet long, was the centerpiece of the town's annual Easter sunrise services. And while the sunrise services ended many years ago, the cross remained. For the past 87 years, not a single person in the community complained about the emblem – until last May.
|After London: Let's Start Talking
'Watch out for an Islamophobic backlash', aloof observers say, their minds always more agitated by the thought of stupid white people saying something rude about Islam than by acts of Islamist mass murder. 'Don't say anything bad about this wonderful religion or its adherents', they tell us. This is a really bad response, because it is becoming increasingly clear that one of the major problems we face today is not that our society is too mean about Islam, but that it flatters Islam too much.
Refusing to Import Muslims is Only Proven Counter-Terror Method
"When it comes to reducing the chances of Poland being hit by [Islamist] terror attacks, the only proven method is to not allow in Muslim migrants," Ryszard Czarnecki told local radio after an attack in London on Saturday killed seven and injured at least 48 others.
|A Virginia Imam Said
Female Genital Mutilation Prevents 'hypersexuality'
A Virginia mosque has publicly condemned the words of its leading imam, highlighting lingering divisions among Muslim leaders over the controversial and widely rejected practice of female genital mutilation. The Board of Directors at the Dar al-Hijrah Islamic Center in Falls Church said Monday that Imam Shaker Elsayed's seeming endorsement of the outlawed practice as "the honorable thing to do if needed" ran afoul of both U.S. and Islamic law.
|Idaho: Muslim Refugees Who Sexually
Assaulted 5-Year-Old Girl
Get Probation, Judge Silences Victims
It's as if it never happened. A judge sentenced three Muslim refugee boys in the sexual assault of a 5-year-old girl in Idaho, but nobody knows the length or terms of the sentence because the judge has barred everyone in the courtroom, including the victim's own parents, from speaking about the case.
|Israeli PM Calls for Dismantling of
U.N. Palestinian Refugee Agency
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called on Sunday for the dismantling of the U.N. agency that aids millions of Palestinian refugees, accusing it of anti-Israeli incitement and saying he had conveyed his message to the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. In public remarks to his cabinet at its weekly meeting, Netanyahu said UNRWA perpetuated, rather than solved, the Palestinian refugee problem and that anti-Israeli incitement was rife in its institutions, which includes schools.
|Look How Diverse Our Dead Are!
London Police Commish Touts ‘Diversity’ of the Terror Victims
This is what happens to a nation when political correctness usurps common sense. And if the left has its way, it could come to America. Commissioner of the London Metropolitan Police, Cressida Dick, spoke on Saturday about the victims of the June 3 London terror attacks, and her comments infuriated many on social media.
|'This is war':
Florida Sheriff Urges Citizens to Arm Themselves in Case of Attack
A Florida sheriff’s office posted a controversial message on social media, urging citizens to arm themselves in self-defense. “Folks, now more than ever is the time for our citizens to be prepared to serve as the first line of defense, not only for them, but for their families,” Sheriff Ivey said.
|U.S. Navy Looking at Bringing
USS Kitty Hawk Out of Mothballs
As the US Navy struggles to figure out how it can reach its new goal of a 355 ship fleet – up from 275 ships today – as quickly as possible, it has been looking towards extending the life of the ships it already has in service. Now the service is also examining the possibility of selectively pulling ships out of mothballs, refurbishing them, and sending them back to the fleet.
|Armed Protesters at Hermann Park
Defend Sam Houston Statue
Hundreds of protesters, some of them armed, gathered at Hermann Park Saturday in an attempt to defend the honor of Sam Houston. Carrying Texas and Confederate flags, participants seemed concerned the park's Sam Houston statue might be removed since the historical figure owned slaves. "Erasing history for the sake of political correctness or to make somebody feel better, it's not just stupid – it's dangerous," said David Amad, an organizer of the demonstration.
|Joe Biden’s Niece Dodges Jail After
$100K Credit Card Scam
The wild-child niece of former Veep Joe Biden stole more than $100,000 in a credit card scam – and quietly cut a plea deal in Manhattan court that spares her any jail time... As part of a plea deal before Manhattan Supreme Court Justice Kevin McGrath, Biden, 29, pleaded guilty to one charge of grand larceny and another of petit larceny and agreed to make restitution of $110,810.04.
|One law for us, another for "them"|
Week ending 4 June 2017
|Exiting the Mad Hatter’s
Climate Tea Party
From suggestions that Earth's climate was balmy and stable until the modern industrial era, to assertions that humans can prevent climate change and extreme weather events by controlling atmospheric carbon dioxide levels – to claims that withdrawing from Paris would "imperil our planet's very survival" – the entire process has been driven by computer models and hysteria that have no basis in empirical science.
|Reunification Only Way
to Defuse Korea Crisis
John R. Bolton
Barack Obama's foreign-policy failures, and those of his predecessors, regarding North Korea, are coming back to bedevil Donald Trump's new presidency. Trump administration spokesmen have rightly said that Obama's policy of "strategic patience," a synonym for doing nothing, is over. But they have not yet articulated a replacement strategy.
|Arsenal Jihadi 'euphoric' Before
Father-of-two, who hid his hated of Western values by pretending to be a 'nice guy', joyfully asked one neighbor about renting a van just hours before the London Bridge attack.
Extensive Daily Mail coverage – lots of photos
|A Short Primer on the Global
The Paris Climate Treaty has nothing to do with “climate” and everything possible to do with economics, globalism and the controlled redistribution of economic wealth as constructed through decades of advanced policies of multinational financial interests.
|U.S. Paid $1B to Green Climate
Fund, Top Polluters Paid $0
The United States contributed $1 billion to the global Green Climate Fund, but the world's top polluters contributed nothing, David Asman reported. Asman said on "Forbes on Fox" that China, Russia and India contributed no money to the Green Climate Fund, yet that international community pressured the U.S. to join the Paris Climate Accord.
|Congress Pushes to Counter Obama
Congressional Republicans are attempting to guarantee workers the right to a secret ballot in union elections and allow members to more easily opt out of paying for union political activity after seeing the Obama administration and Democrats block previous efforts. "The rights of American workers were under attack during the Obama presidency, and it is time to restore those rights and work to foster a pro-growth, pro-employee environment," Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn) said in a statement.
|The Truth About Your Health Care,
ObamaCare and the CBO Numbers
Dr. Marc Siegel
It's easy to use numbers to define health realities, but life is far different in the doctor's office. What patients really want is access to basic health care, delivered by a doctor they can trust at an affordable price. Patients want choices, not narrow networks of providers and services and deductibles so high they never reach them.
|Islam on Track to Overtake
Christianity as World's No. 1 Religion
Muslims will double their share of the population in the United States by 2050 and surpass Christianity as the world's dominant religion by the end of the century, according to a Pew Research Center report released last week. The Pew study comes the same week that saw two acts of mass murder perpetrated by Muslim extremists.
|Susan Rice, Mike Flynn, Trump's
Lawyer Targeted by
Subpoenas from House Intelligence Committee
The House Intelligence Committee Wednesday issued seven subpoenas as part of its ongoing investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 elections, including one seeking information about former President Barack Obama's national security adviser Susan Rice and her activities related to intelligence documents that named members of the Trump campaign.
|Prominent Anti-Trump Group has
More than $20 Million in Government Grants
A prominent liberal activist group that is closely involved with anti-Trump campaigns has been awarded more than $20 million in taxpayer-funded government grants since 2002, according to a review of the organization's Form 990s. Make the Road New York (MRNY), a New York City-based Latino immigrant group with 19,000 dues-paying members, has been actively involved with anti-Trump campaigns and is closely linked to an organization that is spearheading a new $80 million anti-Trump network that will span across 32 states.
|What is the Washington
Post Hiding About Its Jared Kushner Story?
The Washington Post editors refuse to publicly release the smoking gun "anonymous letter" that serves as the foundation of their sensational charge that White House advisor Jared Kushner sought a secret, back-channel to Russian officials. WaPo also claimed American intelligence agencies discovered the ploy through an intercepted open phone call by Kislyak to Moscow. Observers have noted that Kislyak, a seasoned spy, made the phone call on an "open line," and therefore knew it was likely to be intercepted.
|Why CNN Dropped Kathy Griffin:
Her Trump 'joke' Repulsed the Country
It turns out that somewhere in the entertainment world, there is a line. A line that Kathy Griffin crossed in such grotesque fashion that she wound up getting bounced by CNN. Perhaps the more interesting question is why on earth Griffin thought it was acceptable – even worse, funny – to pose with the image of a severed head, when the bloody mask represented Donald Trump.
|She never apologized
to Pres. Trump or Barron
|CNN Caught Staging Fake News –
Anti-ISIS Muslims to Express Outrage After London Attacks
As one of the more inept tentacles of the deep state, CNN was just caught staging Fake News in the aftermath of the ISIS claimed London attacks which claimed 7 lives and injured 48. While ISIS supporters are celebrating the attacks, MSM propagandists are hard at work pushing the "religion of peace" narrative – trotting out hijabbed women and a child to hold signs expressing Muslim outrage at the terrorist attacks. This wasn't an 'organic' protest against terrorism.
|CNN's W. Kamau Bell: Islam Part of
Joel B. Pollak
CNN's W. Kamau Bell devoted a recent episode of his series United Shades of America to exploring Muslim and Arab communities. Aside from some interesting vignettes, the program is left-wing, anti-Trump propaganda that firmly establishes the network's political bias. Bell also serves up some historical distortions of the sort spoonfed to undergraduates on politically-correct campuses, such as the claim that Islam has always been present in the U.S.
|Brain-Eating CNN Host Calls Trump
'Piece of Sh--'
It’s getting nasty out there in the “mainstream,” Russo-phobic, Islamophilic media world of CNN. After Donald Trump posted a tweet Saturday urging “smart, vigilant and tough” actions in response to the London Bridge attack, CNN host Reza Aslan, best known for his multicultural human brain-eating stunt, labeled the president “a piece of sh–” in a retaliatory post.
|CNN Host Makes 'racist' Comment to
12-year-old Spelling Bee Champ
A CNN host is accused of making what some are saying is a "racist" remark to 12-year-old Scripps Spelling Bee Champion Ananya Vinay who the host said likely misspelled a word on air because "its root is not in Sanskrit, which is what you're probably used to using." Hosts Alisyn Camerota, who made the comment, and Chris Cuomo jokingly asked her to spell 'covfefe,' what Ms Camerota called a "nonsense word."
|Democrat Martin O'Malley Admits to
Gerrymandering in Maryland Lawsuit Deposition
Former Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley admitted that he, along with other Maryland Democrats, gerrymandered the state's 6th district to oust long-time Republican incumbent Rep. Roscoe Bartlett in 2012, the Baltimore Sun reported Wednesday. "That was my hope," O'Malley told attorneys in his deposition. "It was my intent to create … a district where the people would be more likely to elect a Democrat than a Republican." He succeeded.
|Report: 5500+ Noncitizens
Discovered on Voter Rolls in Virginia
One Third of Noncitizens Found Voted Illegally
Public Interest Legal Foundation
"At the instruction of Governor McAuliffe's political appointees, local election officials spent countless resources to prevent this information from spilling into the open," PILF President and General Counsel J. Christian Adams said. "Virginia hid critical information that would have improved election integrity while a political operative-turned-governor vetoed numerous proposals that would've prevented alien registration and voting."
|City: You Can't Sell Blueberries
Unless You Affirm Gay Marriage
"It was brought to our attention that The Country Mill's general business practices do not comply with East Lansing's Civil Rights ordinances and public policy against discrimination... as such, The Country Mill's presence as a vendor is prohibited by the City's Farmer's Market Vendor Guidelines," read a letter the city sent to the family.
|Classless 'Jeopardy' Champ Ken
Mocks 11-Year-Old Barron Trump
Ken Jennings, the longest running Jeopardy contestant, made fun of Barron Trump Wednesday for reportedly thinking Kathy Griffin was actually holding his father's severed head. According to a report by TMZ, 11-year-old Barron first saw the photo of Griffin holding Trump's bloody severed head on television and thought it was actually his father's head.
|Google Facing a $9bn EU Fine for
Rigging Search Results;
Triggered by 7-year Investigation of U.S. and European Complaints
EU antitrust regulators aim to slap a hefty fine on Alphabet unit Google over its shopping service before the summer break in August, two people familiar with the matter said, setting the stage for two other cases involving the U.S. company. The EU competition authority accused Google in April 2015 of distorting internet search results to favor its shopping service, harming both rivals and consumers.
|Transgender Athlete Beats Girls But
Would’ve Placed Last Against Boys
A transgender high school athlete beat girls in the Connecticut track state championship Tuesday, but his time would have placed him last in the boys’ race. Andraya Yearwood, a freshman at Cromwell High School, placed first in the girls’ 100-meter and 200-meter dash finals against girls from other schools in the region, according to Turtleboy Sports. But his time would have earned him last place in both boys’ competitions.
|75% of Black California Boys Don’t
Meet State Reading Standards
Across ethnicities and economic status, girls outperform boys on English in standardized tests. Three of four African-American boys in California classrooms failed to meet reading and writing standards on the most recent round of testing, according to data obtained from the state Department of Education and analyzed by CALmatters.
Week ending 28 May 2017
|How Team Obama Tried to
Hack the Election
New revelations have surfaced that the Obama administration abused intelligence during the election by launching a massive domestic-spy campaign that included snooping on Trump officials. The irony is mind-boggling: Targeting political opposition is long a technique of police states like Russia, which Team Obama has loudly condemned for allegedly using its own intelligence agencies to hack into our election.
|The Left’s Dangerous
Dance with Terrorists
Cheryl K. Chumley
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly went on national television recently and made this somewhat chilling remark: “If [Americans] knew what I knew about terrorism, [they’d] never leave the house in the morning.” It’s just that kind of frightening head thump on reality that makes one wonder: So why are so many leftists in this nation heck-bent on keeping borders open – the very borders terrorists themselves would seek to breach to commit their in-country acts of evil?
|Reports: At Least Three Anti-Trump
Referred to Proper Authorities, Expected to Be Fired Soon
“CBS News has confirmed from two sources that three leakers of classified information at the White House have been identified and are expected to be fired,” ... “Officials within the Trump White House believe leaks of Mr. Trump’s conversation with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov are a ‘deliberate attempt’ by officials who are holdovers from President Obama’s administration and are trying to damage the Trump presidency.”
Publish Evidence of
Obama Spying on Trump Campaign and Unmasking Americans
The extent of the U.S. media’s straw-grasping is boundless, but this one is going to backfire. HOPEFULLY. For the most recent example consider the Washington Post and Reuters claiming President Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner participating in a proposal to set up a back-channel with Russia for communication after the November 8th election.
|Declassified Memos Show FBI
Illegally Shared Spy Data on
Americans with Private Parties
The FBI has illegally shared raw intelligence about Americans with unauthorized third parties and violated other constitutional privacy protections, according to newly declassified government documents that undercut the bureau's public assurances about how carefully it handles warrantless spy data to avoid abuses or leaks.
FISA Court Report:
Obama NSA Illegally Spied on Americans for Years
[The report] means that the Obama administration increased the number of searches involving Americans by a factor of three, and unmasked far more Americans than before 2011... the ACLU [has stated] that these are "some of the most serious [violations] to ever be documented and strongly call into question the U.S. intelligence community's ability to police itself."
|That ‘Russian Stooge,’ Donald
Trump, Will Maintain Sanctions
In a move that undermines claims that he is controlled by the Kremlin, President Donald Trump will keep in place sanctions that the Obama administration imposed against Russia as punishment for Moscow’s alleged interference in the U.S. presidential election. The Trump administration is currently conducting a full review its Russia policy, but the president will continue the sanctions, top White House economic advisor Gary Cohn said Friday.
|Mattis: ISIS Strategy Has Shifted
"Our intention is that the foreign fighters do not survive the fight to return home to North Africa, to Europe, to America, to Asia, to Africa – we are not going to allow them to do so," he added. "We are going to stop them there and take apart the caliphate."
|FBI Warned MI5 in January That the
Manchester Bomber was
Planning an Attack on Britain
UK security chiefs were warned in January that Salman Abedi was planning an attack in Britain, it was claimed last night. According to a security source, the FBI told MI5 that Abedi was part of a North African Islamic State cell plotting to strike a political target in the UK. The shocking claim piles further pressure on MI5 to reveal when and how it became aware of Abedi, and why UK spies decided he did not pose a significant threat to British security.
|Here We Go Again:
Manchester Terrorist was Already Known to Authorities
It seems as though every time something like this happens we run through the same, tired, playlist of denial, obfuscation, and then admission that, yes, an Islamic radical was involved. Then, eventually, we reach the final stage of the narrative meltdown. That's the part where we learn that the attacker was already on the law enforcement radar.
USAA to Stop Running Ads on Rachel Maddow’s Show
The insurance company originally claimed that it would no longer run ads on “Hannity” because of a company policy against airing ads on “opinion shows.” The Media Research Center then revealed that the company had placed ads on MSNBC shows hosted by Maddow, Chris Hayes and Lawrence O’Donnell, all of whom present the news from a liberal viewpoint.
Students Furious After They're Tricked Into
Rejecting Socialist Ideal
Many students at Davidson College recently responded in anguish and outrage after some conservative students filmed a video asking people on campus if they would sign a petition to redistribute GPAs for the sake of "education equality." Many students refused to sign the petition, saying it wasn't fair for a variety of reasons, including that people who earned their As should keep their As:
|A New Video Catches Planned
Parenthood Staffers Talk About
Ripping Out Babies' Body Parts
A shocking new video from the Center for Medical Progress catches Planned Parenthood executives discussing gruesome abortion procedures and the sale of body parts from aborted babies for profit. Several attendees made jokes about eyeballs from aborted babies and other aborted baby body parts "rolling down into their laps."
|Abortion Activists Feel the
State and Federal Moves to Defund Clinics
Planned Parenthood recently announced the shuttering of four of its 12 Iowa's clinics in Iowa after the Hawkeye state's Republican-led legislature voted earlier this year to cut funding to clinics that performed abortions. Also last week, the health care nonprofit announced it was closing its only clinic in Wyoming and three of its clinics in New Mexico in what it called a "realignment of resources."
|Understanding Media Spin – A Guide
Spin – We all know it exists. The newsreaders, commentators and pundits all attempt to persuade others to accept their own point of view on events. This is what has become known as "media spin". Some are obvious in their efforts, some are quite subtle. The knowledgeable listener is ever alert to this spinning so below is offered a humble guide to help you in your watchfulness.
| Concealed Carry Soars 214%,
Violent Crime Drops 21%
In addition to being history’s greatest gun salesman, Barack Obama did the best job of convincing John Q. Public there really is a need for concealed carry. John Q. paid attention and turned out by the thousands. Also under Obama’s watch the last two concealed carry hold-out states – Wisconsin and Illinois – passed laws permitting residents to carry a concealed firearm.
|New 'Blue Lives Matter' Laws Raise
Concerns Among Activists
The new measures build upon existing statutes allowing harsher sentences for people who kill or assault police. They impose even tougher penalties, extend them to more offenses, including certain nonviolent ones such as trespassing in Missouri, and broaden the list of victims covered to include off-duty officers, police relatives and some civilians at law enforcement agencies.
|What’s at Stake in the Left’s
Effort to Redefine ‘Sex’ in
In a quietly released statement issued late on a Friday afternoon, the Pennsylvania Human Relations Commission, an agency of the state government, announced a proposal to effectively redefine the word “sex” in the state’s discrimination law to also include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity,” or “SOGI” for short. This guidance comes on the heels of repeated failures to accomplish the same outcome through the legitimate way of changing laws – through the legislative process and with the consent of the governed.
|Dems Push Back Against California
Gov Jerry Brown’s
Newest Climate Crusade
California Democrats warn Gov. Jerry Brown not to push for a cap and trade program so soon after vulnerable state legislators passed a highly contentious gas tax increase April. Brown’s full-throated push to shoehorn a cap and trade program requiring companies to purchase permits before releasing greenhouse gasses is causing Democrats in the state to recoil. They worry that the governor’s efforts could thrust already vulnerable lawmakers out of the frying pan and into the fire.
|What a Tea Party Leader Thinks of
Latest Move in Court
Lawyers for Lois Lerner, who resigned under fire as a division chief at the IRS, argue that more details of her reported targeting of tea party groups should not be revealed because her safety is in danger. But Catherine Engelbrecht, founder of True the Vote, a nonpartisan organization dedicated to election integrity, said she wants to see such documentation released.
|Farmer Faces $2.8 Million Fine
After Plowing Field
A farmer faces trial in federal court this summer and a $2.8 million fine for failing to get a permit to plow his field and plant wheat in Tehama County. A lawyer for Duarte Nursery said the case is important because it could set a precedent requiring other farmers to obtain costly, time-consuming permits just to plow their fields.
Farming Advocates Visit Embattled Duarte Property
"The judge found that the plowing of the property was only five to seven inches deep and that the vernal pools are still there and meet all three of the wetland criteria," Tony Francois, the senior attorney for Pacific Legal Foundation, said... Even a team of Department of Justice experts examined the location and ruled after two weeks of digging with an excavator the area had only been plowed four to seven inches deep, Francois said.
|EPA Setting Aside Millions for
Buyouts and Early Retirement. Wait… What?
Remember when the President set a target of reducing staffing at the EPA by thousands of people? It was one of his first initiatives upon taking office and while the process is taking some time it's definitely moving forward. But I'm not sure he was anticipating the way these reductions are being rolled out.
|DC Sniper Has His Life Sentence
Tossed Out Because
He was Just 17 When He Killed 10 in Shooting Spree
The notorious Beltway sniper Lee Boyd Malvo had four life sentences thrown out by a federal judge on Friday because they were retroactively deemed unconstitutional. U.S. District Judge Raymond Jackson in Norfolk, Virginia, ruled that Malvo is entitled to new sentencing hearings after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled mandatory life sentences for juveniles are unconstitutional.
|De Blasio Employee Arrested,
Charged with Possessing Child Pornography
Looks like De Blasio is on a roll. NYC is also having a parade on Puerto Rican Day honoring terrorist Oscar Lopez Rivera that De Blasio will March in. A man who works for New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio’s administration was arrested Thursday for allegedly keeping thousands of child [ages 6 months to 16] pornography images and videos on his laptop.
Physically Weak Men More Likely to be Socialists
Surprise, surprise. Men who are physically weak are more likely to favor socialist policies. An academic study from researchers at Brunel University London assessed 171 men, looking at their height, weight, overall physical strength and bicep circumference, along with their views on redistribution of wealth and income inequality. The study, published in the Evolution and Human Behavior journal, found that weaker men were more likely to favor socialist policies than stronger men.
|Indian-American Senate Candidate
Challenges Elizabeth Warren to DNA Test
I only know two things about Republican senatorial candidate Shiva Ayyadurai: He claims he invented email, and he isn’t going to beat Elizabeth Warren in Massachusetts. But I like his style. Warren will never submit to a DNA test, of course, because she knows it would prove she lied about her heritage to advance her legal career. Still funny, though. If Ayyadurai can’t beat her, which he can’t, at least he can provide some amusement.
|CNN Reporter Admits: We Report from
Progressive 'Arc of History' as Defined by Obama, Hillary
Media reporter Dylan Byers lamented that voters in Montana weren't even really paying attention to their incessant coverage of GOP candidate Greg Gianforte's violent treatment of Ben Jacobs, a reporter for the leftist British newspaper The Guardian, on the night before the election.
Week ending 21 May 2017
|You Want Leaks? Let’s
Give Them Leaks
We're more than 100 days in to the new administration and we're still waiting for evidence that a single person in the Trump camp "colluded" with the Russians on a topic more serious than the best brand of vodka. In fact, thanks to the liberal authors of the new bestseller Shattered, we now know that the Clinton camp invented the collusion tale to help explain their devastating loss.
|Combating the Power of
Michael S. Kochin
The media will print the false and the true because, unlike General Motors or Pfizer who have to pay damages when they are proven negligent, the Supreme Court in Times v. Sullivan granted the media immunity for anything they say about a "public figure" as long as the reporters and editors can provide a colorable claim of mere incompetence.
|When Does All That Evidence of
Democrats are increasingly convinced that the seemingly endless storm of allegations around Trump will inevitably lead to his impeachment, and an impeachment that will come soon, not late in Trump’s first term. They’re convinced that evidence of Trump violating the law exists, and they’re convinced that the FBI or the investigating committees in Congress will find it.
|Obama Commutes Traitor's Sentence –
Chelsea Manning Freed from Kansas Military Prison
Pvt. Chelsea Manning, the transgender soldier convicted of giving classified government materials to WikiLeaks, was freed from a Kansas military prison early Wednesday morning after serving seven years of her 35-year sentence. President Barack Obama granted Manning clemency in his final days in office in January. The Army said Tuesday that Manning would remain on active duty in a special, unpaid status that will legally entitle her to taxpayer-funded military medical care.
|The Underreported Success of the
There are a lot of positive moves coming from Washington, and it’s important that we highlight them, since the media won’t. We have a gifted group in power, they are doing what is necessary to allow us to hold. As conservatives, it’s important to understand what their accomplishments are, how they are helping, and do what we can in support. The underreported:
|Thanks to Deregulation, Trump is
Starting to Drain the Swamp
Recent headlines out of Washington paint a depressing picture. Of course, this isn't anything new, just different names and reversed roles. However there is something different going on these days and Americans ought to look beyond the salacious headlines. If they do, they'll see swamp water beginning to swirl down the drain, as the Trump administration and Congress are making historic progress against decades of job-killing regulations.
|Attorney General Loretta Lynch is
Come Clean on Secret Airport Meeting with Bill Clinton
The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) filed the lawsuit against the Department of Justice in Washington on Wednesday demanding more information about the meeting, which led to Lynch stepping aside from the server investigation. As head of the Department of Justice, Lynch was supposed to be deciding whether to proceed with charging Hillary Clinton over her unauthorized server arrangements while she was secretary of state.
|Mueller Must Investigate Everything
or It's Worthless
Roger L. Simon
Robert Mueller's investigation will be incomplete if he does not deal with and resolve the competing narratives about what has transpired. Narrative one is that Donald Trump and/or one or several of his entourage colluded in some manner with the Russians over election 2016. Narrative two is that Democrats and much of the media have not accepted the results of the election and are smearing Trump to drive him from office or seriously wound him to the degree that he will accomplish nothing.
|Comey's Actions Don't Show Any
The best evidence that that's what Trump meant and how Comey understood it is what happened next: Nothing. Comey didn't say anything about shutting down the investigation. And he didn't resign. If Comey had been ordered to stand down, I expect he would've quit. He didn't – which suggests he didn't think he had to abandon the investigation.
|BOOM! Newt Gingrich Drops Seth Rich
DNC Operative was Behind Wikileaks DNC Email Release
On July 8, 2016, 27 year-old Democratic staffer Seth Conrad Rich was murdered in Washington DC. The killer or killers took nothing from their victim, leaving behind his wallet, watch and phone. Shortly after the killing, Redditors and social media users were pursuing a “lead” saying that Rich was en route to the FBI the morning of his murder, apparently intending to speak to special agents about an “ongoing court case” possibly involving the Clinton family.
|EXCLUSIVE: Media Matters and Soros
2017-2020 Media Assault Plan Exposed Including ‘Trump War Room’
A new document, titled “Democracy Matters: Strategic Plan for Action”, was discovered recently that reveals a liberal coalition of business entities and groups and their plans to influence the media and the general public for the 2017-2020 period featuring everything from Russian-conspiracy jargon to anti-Trump dictums. The four entities are as follows: Media Matters for America, American Bridge, CREW, and Shareblue. Each has their own strategic plan.
BrockGate: Playbook Shows Media Matters Has Access to
Raw Data from Facebook, Twitter, and More
Following yesterday’s exploration of the #BrockGate documents and our look at Media Matters’ “Trump War Room”, new findings indicate that Media Matters has access to the raw data of numerous social media platforms, plus the power to influence their understanding on what is and isn’t “fake news”.
|FEC Boss Who Tried to Muzzle Drudge
Now on Soros Payroll
The former chairwoman of the Federal Election Commission, who famously eyed regulating the politics of conservative outlets like the Drudge Report, has joined an advocacy group funded by George Soros and run by his son. Ann Ravel is the first fellow listed with the California advocacy group New America.
|Does Google Have a Liberal Bias?
Search Results for Roger Ailes Speak Volumes
The former Chairman and CEO of Fox News, Roger Ailes, has passed. He was arguably one of the most consequential individuals in media and politics in the last century, and he leaves behind a loving wife and son. He also leaves behind a cadre of loyal former employees who love and respect him. But if you run a Google search on him, you’ll find that the top results consist almost entirely of articles from several liberal publications savaging his reputation as a person.
|Obama Holdouts in Trump
Hiding Hillary Emails for YEARS
Judicial Watch’s President Tom Fitton is astounded: The Trump officials he finds working on Freedom of Information cases he files are still, typically, Obama holdovers. Those holdovers, he told The Daily Caller News Foundation, are telling Judicial Watch it will be years before it can get former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s emails. “Frankly,” Fitton told TheDCNF, “we should be waiting just a few months for them to get their act together.”
|Camille Paglia: Hillary Clinton ‘is
a completely hollow woman’
"Hillary, when she first declared that she was a candidate," the bestselling author explained, "they asked her about her policies... and she refused to answer. They had to poll for her to find out what her policies were," said Paglia, delineating Clinton's failures with a detectable air of exasperation. "She was waiting for all her people to sift through polling data. They had to poll for her to find out what her policies were." "That, for me, confirmed my complete lack of respect for her," Paglia revealed.
|Trey Gowdy Stops Just Short of
Calling Collusion on the
Clintons and the DOJ
Republican South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy said on Fox News Tuesday night that the Clintons' "entanglements" with the Department of Justice run much deeper than the average viewer may know. On Fox News' "The Story," Gowdy cryptically told host Martha McCallum that he believes "history will be much kinder to Jim Comey in that July press conference than the Democrats were."
|Judge Throws Out 'Clock Boy'
Discrimination Suit Against School
Jihad scammers rightfully tossed out of court. You remember "Clockmed," aka Ahmed Mohamed. Mohamed took apart an LCD digital clock and stuck it in a box. What he put together resembled a homemade bomb. Even though he admitted it looked "suspicious," Ahmed brought it to school. When teachers and school administration officials became concerned for the safety of the students, they walked into Clockmed's trap.
“The conceptual penis as a social construct.”
A fake social science paper got published in a “peer reviewed” journal, demonstrating the intellectual vacuousness of “culture studies” in academia. The phony paper even linked “toxic masculinity” to climate change, which surely must have made the “peers” salivate:
|Academic hoax gets published in a “high quality peer-reviewed” journal|
|WHO Spends More on Travel Costs
Than Fighting AIDS
The World Health Organization is spending more money on the travel bug than on fighting AIDS or malaria, according to a new report. The UN health agency blows around $200 million a year on travel costs so its honchos can fly business class and stay in five-star hotels – more than what it reserves for battling some of the world’s biggest health crisis, the AP reports.
|Teachers' Union Contract Guarantees
Staff members at the nation's largest teachers' union are guaranteed pay for the time they spend in jail if it is related to union work. Staffers at the National Education Association, the union that represents about 3 million American educators and school employees, are entitled to their standard wage rate during their incarceration, according to a copy of their contract first reported by the non-profit The 74 Million.org.
|Ringling Brothers Circus Closes
After Nearly 150 Years
After nearly 150 years, the show will not go on for the iconic Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus, which is performing its final act on Sunday. As Ringling Bros. prepares to take its final bow before a sold-out crowd at Nassau Coliseum in the suburbs of New York City, circus performers and enthusiasts lamented the shutting down of "The Greatest Show on Earth." Yet animal rights activists who have sparred with Ringling for years said the end could not come soon enough.
|Bob Beckel Fired by Fox News
More turmoil at the Fox News Channel, as Bob Beckel, a cast member of the prime time program The Five, has been fired in a scandal with shocking racial overtones. Dave Bauder of the Associated Press reports: Fox News Channel said Friday that it had fired liberal commentator Bob Beckel for making a racially insensitive remark to a black employee.
|Florida Mayor Under Fire for Joke
About Turning Machine Guns on
Press and Making Them ‘Cry Like Little Girls’
When Tampa, Florida Mayor Bob Buckhorn made jokes about pointing huge machine guns at journalists and making them “cry like little girls,” he likely didn’t realize that many of the journalists in the audience at the military convention he was speaking at had already had guns in their faces.
Week ending 14 May 2017
|Comey's Firing is a Gift
to the FBI
Let's cut right to the chase: James Comey should have been fired immediately following his disastrous press briefing last July, in which he candidly laid out the case against Hillary Clinton over her mishandling of classified information and then refused to recommend charges. Overstepping his authority while radiating sanctimony, arrogating power while clumsily intervening in the election, Comey deserved to be sacked on the spot.
|Fact Check: It's a Lie
That the GOP Healthcare Bill
Abandons People with Pre-Existing Conditions
It is simply a lie to say that the AHCA guts protections for people with pre-existing conditions. One can argue that perhaps $130 billion (not $8 billion, as some are dishonestly pretending) might at some point prove insufficient to covering the people described in layerfour, but I think any such assessment is at best hypothetical and premature. Either way, it's a very different critique than the scare-mongering going around right now.
U.S. Unemployment Claims at Lowest Level Since 1988
The end of April saw the fewer workers getting unemployment benefits than anytime in the last 28 years, the Department of Labor reported Thursday in a sign of the labor market's increasing health. Just 1.9 million people received unemployment insurance benefits at the end of the month, the fewest since 1988. Benefits are available for up to 26 weeks in most states.
|Signs of Oil Boomlet in North
Dakota After Pipeline Finished
There are hundreds more jobs than takers in the heart of North Dakota's oil patch. Finding a hotel room, parking space or table at a restaurant is no longer easy. More than two years after the state's unprecedented oil bonanza fizzled to a lull, North Dakota – the nation's No. 2 oil producer behind Texas – is experiencing a sort of boomlet that has pushed daily production back above 1 million barrels daily.
|GOP Lawmakers Mark Success by
Flipping Rules from Obama Era
Final score: Republicans 14, Barack Obama's last-minute regulations, one. Congressional Republicans anxious to show voters they can get something done are hailing their reversal of more than a dozen Obama-era regulations on guns, the internet and the environment.
|Comey Firing Could Spur New Review
of Clinton Case,
Immunity Deals, Ex-Agent Says
President Trump's decision to fire James Comey touched off widespread speculation in Washington over what will happen to the FBI's Russia meddling probe – but the prospect of new leadership at the bureau also could hold implications for the 'closed' Hillary Clinton email case. Brian Weidner, a veteran former FBI agent, suggested both the case and the immunity deals struck during that investigation could be revisited.
|Report: Comey Plotted to Avoid
Charges Against Hillary
BEFORE the FBI Interviewed Her
Amidst the fallout from the firing of FBI director James Comey, a new report reveals that Comey actually planned not to recommend charges against Hillary Clinton over the use of her private email server well before she was interviewed by the FBI. The lengthy report featured in The New Yorker portrays Comey as an individual who had a tragic fall from grace in his futile attempt to be the independent man in Washington, D.C.
|Sally Yates was the Real Blackmailer
In dramatic testimony Monday, Obama holdover Attorney General Sally Yates testified that she warned the incoming White House its newly installed national security adviser, Michael Flynn, was "compromised" by a lie and therefore a potential "blackmail target" of the Russians. President Trump can be forgiven for ignoring her warning. It was Yates who was blackmailing him.
|Aetna is Latest Health Insurer to
Quit ALL Obamacare Markets
Aetna Inc. will leave the few remaining states where it had been selling Obamacare plans next year, making it the latest health insurer to pull out of the health law as Republicans attack the program as failing and work to dismantle it ... The Hartford, Connecticut-based insurer already said last year it would pull out of 11 states, and in the last month announced plans to exit Iowa and Virginia.
|Majority of Unemployed Americans
Want Obamacare Repealed
Most unemployed Americans favor repealing Obamacare and say it would be easier to get a job if there was less illegal immigration, according to a survey from Express Employment Professionals. The group surveyed 1,500 Americans age 18 and older who were unemployed from March 14 to April 6.
|Major Gun Control Group is Riven by
After multiple staff departures from gun control group Everytown for Gun Safety and its spinoff Moms Demand Action, activists say a top decision-maker at both groups is making life difficult for those in the movement. According to sources close to Everytown, Shannon Watts, founder of Moms Demand Action and advisory board member of Everytown, remains a problem within both groups.
"F" Stands for "Fail:" 7th Grader "Likes" Toy Gun Photo on Instragram, Gets Suspended from School
If you follow gun control politics even casually, you know three things. One, gun control advocates are positively and unshakable fixated – not just on taking your guns – but on making the very idea of a gun a thoughtcrime. Two, there is nothing "reasonable" about their methods or their goals. Three, their activities have nothing to do with public safety (or reality, in most cases) and instead spring from a pathological impulse to assert their will and ideology over others.
Iran Refining Nuke Delivery System in Flagrant Violation of Ban
Iran continues to make critical technological strides in its efforts to perfect an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of delivering nuclear weapons over great distances, efforts that violate international prohibitions, according to the director of national intelligence, who informed Congress this week that the Islamic Republic "would choose ballistic missiles as its preferred method of delivering nuclear weapons."
|‘Impeach Maxine Waters’ Street Art
Near Inglewood Town Hall Meeting
A bus shelter poster blares “Impeach Maxine Waters” with Waters’ face superimposed over James Brown’s mugshot. “Race baiter, old & out of touch, poverty pimp,” the poster reads. “End this abusive marriage by divorcing yourself from the Democratic Party.” Even fictional street signs were posted:
|Democrat Refers to Middle America
as 'Podunk, USA'
A Democratic lawmaker from California referred to Middle America as "Podunk, USA," during a committee meeting last week, several sources inside the meeting told the Washington Free Beacon. Remarks by Rep. Anna Eshoo (D., Calif.) during a closed-door Energy and Commerce Committee meeting with Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai raised eyebrows from those present.
|Calif. Dem. Assemblyman Pushes Bill
Teachers Cannot Shoot Back if Attackers Strike
California Assemblyman Kevin McCarty (D-7) is pushing legislation to take away school administrators’ power to allow teachers with a Carry Concealed Weapon license (CCW) to be armed in classrooms for self-defense. McCarty’s bill–AB 424–was introduced months ago and is snaking its way through the legislative process.
|Sharia in New Jersey: Gov. Chris
Christie Vetoes Child Marriage Ban
Gov. Chris Christie stood in opposition to a bill that would have banned all underage marriage citing religious freedom. Does Christie sanction female genital mutilation, gender apartheid, creed apartheid, jihad terror and Islamic Jew-hatred, citing religious freedom? Is anyone surprised that Governor Christie would come down on the side of sharia law? This is the man who said, ” Sharia Law business is just crap… and I’m tried of dealing with the crazies.” How about the victims of child marriage, forced marriage – is he tired of dealing with those crazies, too?
|Largest Gang Roundup Yet as Feds
One-third Were Foreign Nationals
Calling it a record sweep, the federal government announced today the arrests of 1,378 people who were targeted in a six-week-long operation that took down some of the nation's most dangerous gang members, from alleged drug dealers and killers to alleged human smugglers and sex traffickers, the government said. Of the total arrested, two-thirds were U.S. citizens, one-third were foreign nationals from 21 countries in South and Central America, Asia, Africa, Europe and the Caribbean.
| Cal Poly Professor Argues Squirrels Are
Subjected to Racially-Charged Media Bias
Teresa Lloro-Bidart, an associate professor of liberal studies at Cal Poly, argues in a recently published postmodernist research paper that eastern fox squirrels are on the receiving end of racially-charged media bias. Lloro-Bidart claims that she worked towards such a conclusion by analyzing the coverage of eastern fox squirrels through "feminist posthumanist," and "feminist food studies" lenses.
|This has to be tax payer funded "research"|
|Conservative Sitcom "Last Man
Standing" Cancelled for
No Apparent Reason... “It’s like 1930s Germany,” said Tim Allen
Following the success of his previous sitcom “Home Improvement,” his latest one “Last Man Standing” about a manly businessman living with his wife and three daughters, did not shy away from Allen’s political views. The ratings showed that a television series about a politically conservative character could carry its own weight, even in the era of Obama. However, the show will not be returning to ABC's line-up.
|Gov. Scott Walker Slams ABC for
'playing politics' After
Canceling Conservative Tim Allen Sitcom 'Last Man Standing'
After ABC canceled the sitcom "Last Man Standing," Walker called the network out for "playing politics" with a popular show. Tweeting a link to a Daily Wire article that made the case the show was canceled for its conservative bent, Walker wrote to leading actor Tim Allen, "Looks like @ABC is playing politics with your show despite decent ratings. Sad."
|PBS–NY Public Schools Promote
Course Justifying Suicide Bombings
A lesson plan developed in New York state and promoted by the New York State Education Department called "Dying to be a Martyr," features video interviews with Islamic terrorists who explain why their attacks on Israelis are justified, according to an investigation by The Blaze. For the last decade, the plan has been offered to teachers through the taxpayer-funded Public Broadcasting Service's "LearningMedia" website.
|DUI Suspect in Hit-Run Crash That
Left Boy, 6,
Badly Hurt was Deported 15 Times
A drunken driving suspect in a hit-and-run crash that severely injured a 6-year-old boy in San Ysidro ... had been deported from the U.S. at least 15 times, authorities said. Constantino Banda-Acosta, 38, was last deported Jan. 18, with at least 14 prior cases since 2002, federal authorities said. Banda-Acosta is accused of speeding... running a stop sign ... and slamming his pickup into a Honda Accord about 11:30 p.m. Saturday. The pickup driver did not stop.
Week ending 7 May 2017
|Bad News for the
Trump-Russia Tinfoil-Hat Brigade;
Comey Basically Stated There Was No Russian Connection
During a Capitol Hill hearing this week over his investigation into allegations President Trump worked with the Kremlin to steal the election, FBI Director James Comey showed his hand, and he's not holding any aces. The conclusion that Russia tried to steal the election for Trump is based on pure speculation about how Putin thinks. The notion Trump was in Putin's back pocket doesn't even factor into it.
|How the Left Thinks
The problem with all Leftist arguments and debates on any position is that they completely blur any distinction between lawful and lawless, in an effort to confuse, distort, and force their position that since everyone is lawless in some way, no one is, and individualism still means everyone is the responsibility of everyone else, from each according to their wealth, to each according to their fair share.
|Obama White House Counsel Part of
Early Talks on
Clinton Email Release, FBI Notes Show
The Obama administration's White House counsel was directly involved in deliberations over the release of Hillary Clinton emails as early as spring 2015, according to handwritten FBI agent notes released by the bureau late Friday. The notes offer a raw account of the case from the perspective of FBI agents. Much of the content already had been documented in previously released FBI interview summaries, called 302s. The reference to "Counsel," however, appears to be the earliest confirmation of White House involvement.
|How Liberals Use Compassion to Hurt
Is "compassion" really compassion if it's based almost entirely on political gain and virtue signaling? Apparently liberals think so. Don't underestimate the impact of this tactic. Deciding which people in society we are supposed to all empathize with and which we are indifferent to is a powerful tool.
|The Democrats' Pre-Existing
There is a consensus that people with pre-existing conditions should be able to get insurance. The issue is who pays the hefty price tag. ObamaCare forced healthy buyers in the individual market to foot the entire bill. That's why their premiums have doubled since the law went into effect. The new House bill sets up a fairer way: a $130 billion pot of money, federally funded, to pay for people with pre-existing conditions.
|AHCA Fails to Cover Pre-Existing
The Republicans cruelly ignored a rapidly spreading epidemic as they crafted the partial repeal of Obamacare that passed in the House yesterday: They failed to include any provision in AHCA that provides mental health benefits for balmy liberals whose thin tether to sanity has been severed by the success of the GOP and President Trump.
|Nancy Pelosi Says Letting People
Keep Money They Earn is Stealing
If you ever had any doubt that democrats consider your money theirs, Nancy Pelosi just erased that. According to her, if you are "allowed" to keep the money you earn, that's really stealing from poor people who didn't earn it. I know this is some dizzying liberal logic, but that's how they like things. Their hope is to make things so confusing that you can't tell how bulls#!t it all is.
|Fake News from NY Times
– Correspondent Falsely Reports House Members Voted to Exempt
Themselves from GOP Health Care Bill
A New York Times correspondent falsely reported Thursday on Twitter that members of the House of Representatives unanimously voted to exempt themselves from the Republican health care bill. The House voted 429-0 to pass a bill rectifying the mistake, preventing lawmakers from being exempted. But the New York Times' Chief White House Correspondent, Peter Baker, apparently misunderstood the vote.
|It's Not Just CNN: Now ABC, CBS and
All Refuse to Run Trump's 'FAKE NEWS' Advert
Donald Trump's ongoing feud with TV networks not named 'Fox News' has clicked into a new gear as ABC, CBS and NBC have all joined CNN in refusing to run an ad from the president's re-election campaign committee. The ad shows hosts from all four networks under a banner that reads 'FAKE NEWS.'
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|Rasmussen: Voters Don't Trust
Polls, See Anti-Trump Bias
Most voters don't trust political polls and tend to think pollsters are out to stop President Trump's agenda. Just 26% of Likely U.S. Voters say they trust most political polls. The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone and online survey finds that 55% do not trust most political polls. Nineteen percent (19%) are undecided.
|Outside Influence? $10B Lawsuit
Accuses George Soros of
Political Meddling in Foreign Country
The 86-year-old investor, who controls a web of international nonprofits in addition to his vast financial empire, used his sway with the government of Guinea to freeze Israeli company BSG Resources out of the West African nation's lucrative iron ore mining contracts, according to the suit filed last month in New York Federal Court by BSG Resources.
|What is Peer-Reviewed Literature
Saying About the Climate?
58 Link Climate Changes to Solar Activity in 2017 Alone
Earlier this month, the first installment in the accumulating list of hundreds of new peer-reviewed scientific papers supporting a skeptical position on climate change alarm was made available. Just in the last few weeks alone, another 20 scientific papers were identified which link solar variations to climate changes, which means 58 papers have already been published in 2017.
|Climate Change: A Serious Farce
It's long been an article of faith among western progressives, who never tire of looking for reasons to condemn western culture, that climate change is the result of capitalist exploitation of the planet. And progressives are well known for believing that any problem, no, all problems, are soluble if we just give the experts appointed by government free reign.
|UN Consultant Whitewashes Female
Genital Mutilation As
An anthropologist who worked as a consultant for the United Nations and previously worked for the federal government under the Obama admin. whitewashed the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) as "gender-egalitarian surgeries"... Dr. Fuambai Ahmadu compared the brutal practice to male circumcision and complained that FGM opponents have "conflated" minor operations – which she referred to as a "nick" – with the most severe cases of female genital mutilation.
|Sharia Councils and Sexual Abuse in
The most recent scandal surrounding the sexual exploitation of Muslim women by Islamic religious leaders in the UK is yet further proof of the way in which Britain is turning a blind eye to horrific practices going on right under its nose... It is British law, not sharia, law that protects Muslim individuals and couples, as it does any other citizen. Contrary to what apologists for this travesty say, the plight of Muslim women should be treated as an issue of human rights.
|Obama's Team Asked for NSA Secrets
On More Than
30,000 Americans in 2016
Officials searched both metadata and the actual contents of communications for the names of more than 30,000 US citizens, according to data released by the he Office of the Director of National Intelligence this week. And more than 3,000 of the resulting intelligence reports were then circulated among government departments without the names of the searched parties being redacted, sources with direct knowledge told Circa.
|Rand Paul Requests Info On Whether
Obama Surveilled Him
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says he has asked the intelligence community and White House for any evidence that he was surveilled by former President Barack Obama. "I have formally requested from the WH and the Intel Committees info on whether I was surveilled by Obama admin and or the Intel community!" Paul tweeted Friday.
|Florida Woman Shoots Home Intruder
Forced Entry Into Her Home
Ladies, I've said it before and I'll say it again: you cannot expect to stay safe if you are not situationally aware of your surroundings. This Guns Saving Lives story out of Jacksonville, FL highlights how important it is to always be aware and have an option for self-defense. Police say a woman was being trailed Wednesday morning as she drove into her neighborhood and pulled up to her house on North Myrtle Street.
California Homeowner Grabs Gun and Camera to
Teach Burglars a Lesson
Thanks to some quick thinking, a homeowner in the Golden State was able to give everyone an inside look into just how having a gun can (and does) save lives and stop crime! California homeowner Yan Zhang, along with his wife and children, were in their Chino Hills home when he heard five home intruders attempting to enter the house through a balcony at the rear of the home.
Two Shooters Killed in Arlington Restaurant as
Good-Guy with Gun Ends Rampage
Arlington police are still trying to process a horrific shooting scene that unfolded at a popular restaurant and bar, leaving a manager and the suspect dead. Police flooded the Zona Caliente Sports Bar at about 6:15 p.m. after receiving calls of an active shooter. The shooter James Jones, 48, and employee Cesar Perez, 37, were pronounced dead at the scene.
|Bible Club Shut Down By Tennessee
The folks who run the school district in Bartlett, Tennessee have shut down a grade school Bible Club. Since last fall, first and second graders at Altruria Elementary School have gathered before the school day to read Bible stories under the watchful eyes of teachers. But all that changed when the school district capitulated to a bunch of militant atheists and agnostics and abruptly shut down the Bible club.
|Tax Lies for the Gullible
One of the painful realities of our times is how long a political lie can survive, even after having been disproved years ago, or even generations ago. A classic example is the phrase "tax cuts for the rich," which is loudly proclaimed by opponents, whenever there is a proposal to reduce tax rates.
|Florida: Designated Terrorist Group
CAIR is Outraged
That Students Were Shown the Film, "Obsession"
Obsession is a Clarion Project film about the threat of Islam to Western civilization. Using unique footage from Arab television and expert interviews, it reveals an "insider view" of the hatred the Muslims are teaching, their incitement of global jihad, and their goal of world domination. The film also traces the parallels between the Nazi movement of World War II and the Islamic radicals of today and the Western world's response to both threats.
|Who Cares About Janet Napolitano's
Worthless Apology to
There are numerous news articles about University of California President Janet Napolitano apologizing to legislators this week over a state audit which found $175 million squirreled away in a secret account, while the UC universities were increasing tuition costs on students. The problem is, her apology is hollow, meaningless, worthless, or any number of synonyms for her senseless drivel. She knows nothing will happen to her.