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—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
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—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)

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

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by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction.
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— Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand

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Clinton's Style of Deception More Insidious Than Trump's
Jonah Goldberg
The State Department's inspector general released a report this week concluding that Hillary Clinton is a breathtakingly brazen and consistent liar. No, that's not a direct quote. Bureaucrats don't talk that way under the best of circumstances – and this IG, Steve Linick, is an Obama appointee whose report is about the apparent Democratic nominee for president. So it's all the more shocking, then, that the report confirms nearly everything Clinton's critics have been saying.

Hillary Has Been Burying Emails Since She was First Lady
Paul Sperry
In 1999, as investigators looked into Whitewater, Travelgate, Filegate and other scandals involving the then-first lady, it was discovered that more than 1 million subpoenaed e-mails were mysteriously “lost” due to a “glitch” in a West Wing computer server. The massive hole in White House archives covered a critical two-year period – 1996 to 1998 – when Republicans and special prosecutor Ken Starr were subpoenaing White House e-mails.


Why the United States is a republic and not a democracy
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Week ending 29 May 2016

Extreme Respect – Utmost Honor
The Tomb of The Unknowns

Facts about the Tomb of the Unknowns
Kate Smith Introduces God Bless America in 1938;
Replayed in the 1943 Movie This is the Army

Irving Berlin wrote the song in 1918 while serving the U.S. Army at Camp Upton in Yaphank, New York, but decided that it did not fit in a revue called Yip Yip Yaphank, so he set it aside. In 1938, with the rise of Hitler, Berlin, who was Jewish and a first-generation European immigrant, felt it was time to revive it as a "peace song", and it was introduced on an Armistice Day broadcast in 1938 sung by Kate Smith, on her radio show.
A Surreal Day In America's War Against ISIS
Richard Whittle
One hundred and fifty years ago, in 1866, the town of Waterloo, NY, celebrated the first Memorial Day, remembering the fallen of the Civil War. Fifty years ago, President Lyndon B. Johnson honored Waterloo and reaffirmed the Memorial Day celebration, then centered around the heroes of World War II. This Memorial Day, we're fighting a different kind of war – one that would be unrecognizable to our forefathers.
A NY Post mosaic that portrays a typical 24 hours in the war against ISIS
White House Launches Muslim Outreach Office
President Obama is establishing a new position to coordinate outreach to the Muslim-American community, picking a former president of the Muslim Youth of North America to run it. "This appointment is a further extension of this Administration's commitment to America's tradition of religious pluralism," Valerie Jarrett, senior adviser to the WH office of public engagement, told the Huffington Post.
Captured by Iraqi Forces – the Laughing ISIS Rapist
Who Bragged About Buying Blue-Eyed Yazidi Girls for $500

The militant was caught on video 18 months ago bidding for captured Yazidi girls on what was sickeningly billed as 'slave market day'. During negotiations, he says he will pay more for girls with blue eyes and offers to pay the seller $500 for a 15-year-old.
Obama’s Shameful Apology Tour Lands in Hiroshima
John Bolton
Obama's penchant for apologizing is central to his legacy
An American president’s highest moral, constitutional and political duty is protecting his fellow citizens from foreign threats. Presidents should adhere to our values and the Constitution, and not treat America’s enemies as morally equivalent to us. If they do, they need not apologize to anyone.
Obama Regrets These 36 (x 100,000) Americans Are Alive
This week Barack Obama talked of the dead of Hiroshima with words of regret over the Atomic Bombs that killed them. However without those bombs dropped on Hiroshima & Nagasaki it’s very likely those 33 Americans Republicans, Democrats, Libertarians, Catholics, Protestants, Jews, Agnostics and atheists would not exist.
Avoiding the invasion of mainland Japan
1945 – The Final Year of the War with Japan
Together with the United Kingdom and China, the United States called for the unconditional surrender of the Japanese armed forces in the Potsdam Declaration on July 26, 1945 – the alternative being "prompt and utter destruction". The Japanese response to this ultimatum was to ignore it.
Why the Second, Nagasaki, Bomb was Necessary
On August 7, a day after Hiroshima was destroyed, Dr. Yoshio Nishina and other atomic physicists arrived at the city, and carefully examined the damage. They then went back to Tokyo and told the cabinet that Hiroshima was indeed destroyed by an atomic bomb. Admiral Soemu Toyoda, the Chief of the Naval General Staff, estimated that no more than one or two additional bombs could be readied, so they decided to endure the remaining attacks, acknowledging "there would be more destruction but the war would go on". American Magic codebreakers intercepted the cabinet's messages.
Unconditional Surrender
Obama Admin Deletes Conflict of Interest Disclosures for
Top Bureaucrats; Liberal Groups Upset

Conflict of interest disclosure reports filed by top federal officials were removed from public view by the Obama administration in recent months, a move that government transparency and accountability advocates condemn as a major setback... "This is a problem," Daniel Schuman, a policy analyst at the liberal group Demand Progress, told TheDCNF. "They should put it back. It's very odd there's no explanation."
Inspector General Report: Clinton Email Use Broke Federal Rules
The 78-page analysis, a copy of which was obtained by The Associated Press, says Clinton ignored clear directives. She never sought approval to conduct government business over private email, and never demonstrated the server or the Blackberry she used while in office "met minimum information security requirements." Twice in 2010, information management staff at the State Department raised concerns that Clinton's email practices failed to meet federal records-keeping requirements.
Crooked Hillary
State Dept IG Finds Hillary Clinton Violated
Government Records Act and Refused to Speak to Investigators

The finding is contained in a much anticipated report provided to Congress today. Significantly, the report also reveals that Clinton and her top aides at State – Cheryl Mills, Jake Sullivan, Huma Abedin, and possibly others – refused to cooperate with the IG's investigation despite the IG's requests that they submit to interviews.
Crooked Hillary
Damning Report on E-mailgate Shows Hillary Can't Be Trusted –
and Loyal Supporters Can't Laugh Off This Scandal Anymore

NY Post Editorial
A devastating report by the State Department's inspector general Wednesday shows just why Americans are right to distrust Hillary Clinton. The 78-page document (by an Obama appointee, no less) concludes that Clinton's server and e-mail practices as secretary of state violated department policy – and she and her team lied about it repeatedly.
‘We have to destroy her story’:
How Hillary Enabled Bill

Rich Lowry
Donald Trump’s philosophy is never to use a scalpel when a meat ax is available, and so it is with his attack on the Clinton scandals of the 1990s. And yet, in slamming Hillary as Bill’s “enabler” and daring to invoke the allegation of rape against Clinton, Trump is again demonstrating his unsurpassed ability to needle his opponents and expose their vulnerabilities.
Senators Slam Loretta Lynch:
End the Climate Change Witch Hunt

Exxon Mobile filed court papers in Texas last month seeking to block a subpoena issued in March by the attorney general of the U.S. Virgin Islands which alleges that Exxon is deceiving the public and shareholders about the effects of climate change. Exxon has said that the subpoena is an unwarranted fishing expedition into Exxon's internal records and violates its constitutional rights...
Electric Car Maker Tesla Compared to Enron,
Ponzi Scheme in Scathing New Research Report

Today, an independent third-party research boutique, Devonshire Research has issued a scathing report in which it compares Tesla's financing model to a "common Ponzi, Pyramid and Matrix scheme", and even goes as far as hinting Tesla could be the next Enron due to its opaque financial reporting… Devonshire [also] points out something well known: without generous subsidies, Tesla would not exist, as a result a question is just how reliant is the company on ongoing state and Federal generosity.
Major Setback for the Climatistas
John Hayward
I've lost count of the number of recent papers in peer-reviewed science journals that conclude that climate sensitivity to greenhouse gas emissions is overstated. There are three new studies bearing on the issue that even Science magazine, which reported them this week, can't help but note cast doubt on the high-end alarmist predictions.
Obama Threatens Hospitals:
Perform 'Sex Changes' or Lose Federal Funding

President Obama's Department of Health and Human Services implemented a rule change to the Affordable Care Act (a.k.a. Obamacare) last week mandating that all health providers receiving taxpayer dollars must perform sex-change operations or lose their federal funding. The final rule states that, under Title IX, any hospital receiving funding from HHS must "treat individuals consistent with their gender identity." The rule provides no religious exemption.
Tom Cotton Tells the Truth About Harry Reid
C-SPAN – posted by Steven Hayward
In the last hour Sen. Tom Cotton took to the Senate floor to denounce the "bitter, vulgar, incoherent ramblings of the minority leader," the "cancerous" Harry Reid. And it gets better from there. Has there ever been a more squalid senator than Reid?
Guess Who? – The Albuquerque Trump Protests Were
100% Organized Political Astroturf

A Reuters article describes the rioting mob from New Mexico last night: '
Protesters threw rocks and bottles at police officers who responded with pepper spray outside a rally for presidential candidate Donald Trump in Albuquerque, New Mexico, police said.' However, what the article doesn't mention is that the protesting groups were 100% organized political astroturf.
Party for Socialism and Liberation
Investigation Uncovers Votes Being Cast from Grave Year After Year
A comparison of records by David Goldstein, investigative reporter for CBS2/KCAL9, has revealed hundreds of so-called dead voters in Southern California, a vast majority of them in Los Angeles County. John Cenkner died in Palmdale in 2003. Despite this, records show that he somehow voted from the grave in 2004, 2005, 2006, 2008 and 2010. But he's not the only one.
New Label Alerts Consumers to Beef That's Been
Mechanically Tenderized

A new label on some of the steaks in your grocery store highlights a production process you may have never heard of: mechanical tenderizing. This means the beef has been punctured with blades or needles to break down the muscle fibers and make it easier to chew. But it also means the meat has a greater chance of being contaminated and making you sick.

Week ending 22 May 2016

It May Be Transgenders Who Kick Obama Out of the School Bathroom
Judi McLeod
Not all transgenders want to hang out in the kids’ bathroom and the politics of Obama should not be allowed to make it seem that they do. It was not the transgenders who went rushing into public school washrooms, it was the politics of the far left that lured them in. In fact, it is not transgenders who should be banned first from public school washrooms but meddling, genitalia-obsessed politicians, determined to create public disorder and chaos where ever they can.
Islam is Not a Religion, It is Foreign Law
J.R. Dieckmann
The time has come to question if Islam is protected under our First Amendment rights to freedom of religion. Yes, everyone in America has the right to freedom of religion, but Islam is not a religion. Religious faith is only a part of Islam. The rest is a socially engineered society with its own laws and customs that seriously conflict with American law.
AP: Soros-Backed Group that Helped Sell Iran Nuclear Deal
Directly Funded Journalists and Media Outlets

Pamela Geller
“A group the White House recently identified as a key surrogate in selling the Iran nuclear deal gave National Public Radio $100,000 last year to help it report on the pact and related issues, according to the group’s annual report. It also funded reporters and partnerships with other news outlets.” [Note: 11 cross-references listed.]
Ploughshares Fund at the center of the echo chamber
Judge Overseeing Obama Amnesty Case Orders
Justice Dept Lawyers To Take Ethics Course For Lying

In a stunning ruling, the judge overseeing the challenge by 26 states to President Obama's executive action in immigration has ordered all lawyers "employed at the Justice Department in Washington, D.C. who appears, or seeks to appear, in a court (state or federal) in any of the 26 Plaintiff States annually attend a legal ethics course."
Europe’s Leaders Blast Bill Over Democracy Jibe:
‘The Mouth Belongs to Clinton, the Voice Belongs to George Soros’

Top European leaders have blasted Bill and Hillary Clinton following a war of words about the commitment to democracy of both the Polish and Hungarian governments. One leading figure insisted Mr. Clinton “needs a medical test” following his remarks. Bill Clinton upset NATO allies in a broadly unreported gaffe accusing Poland and Hungary of thinking “democracy is too much trouble” and wanting to have an “authoritarian dictatorship.”
Hillary Does Want to Ban Guns No Matter What “Politifact” Says
Michael Hammond
In response to presidential candidate Donald Trump's NRA speech on Friday, the too-clever-by-half Clinton campaign produced an admittedly confused "Venn diagram" suggesting that Americans hate guns, now comes "Politifact" to "inform" us that, in the opinion of the leftist media, Hillary Clinton would not "abolish" the Second Amendment. Don't believe that.
Sen. Sessions Warns of Historic Clinton Attack on Gun Rights
Sessions told "Fox News Sunday" that "Hillary Clinton is the most anti-Second Amendment president perhaps we've ever had" and cautioned voters to consider the damage to gun rights her presidency would cause. The senator said Clinton would pick a liberal Supreme Court Justice to fill the court's vacancy, with potentially disastrous ramifications.
Judicial Watch President: State Dept. Official’s Deposition was ‘Embarrassing’ for Hillary
Tom Fitton, whose group is suing the State Department, says he is restricted in what he can legally say about an interview conducted with Lewis Lukens, who served as deputy assistant secretary of state and the executive directory of the secretariat during Clinton’s tenure. But the Judicial Watch president did tell The Daily Caller that Clinton will not be pleased with the information he provided.
Document Theft and Destruction Nothing New for Hillary Clinton
Paul Mirengoff
Those who say that Hillary Clinton's email scandal is the 1990s all over again may not know how right they are. We're not just witnessing a replay of Hillary's "rules don't apply to me," hunker down mentality. We're witnessing a replay of document expropriation and destruction by Ms. Clinton.
Deceit is in her DNA
Clinton Campaign Has Committed the Stupidest Blunder of the Presidential Race Yet – Bill Insults Poland and Hungary
Thomas Lifson
The media are protecting the Clinton campaign, as usual. According to the mainstream narrative, voters are supposed to believe that Donald Trump presents a mortal danger to American foreign policy because of a penchant to say stupid and reckless things. Yet it is the Clinton campaign that has said something so outrageous that the prime minister of a faithful ally is demanding an apology...
Surge of Immigrants Seeking Citizenship,
Voting Rights Before Elections

The number of immigrants seeking U.S. citizenship, key to voting in the fall elections, is at its highest in four years as Democratic Latino groups step up campaigns to expand the Hispanic vote to help Hillary Rodham Clinton. The Pew Research Center's latest survey showed that applications are up five percent over the same period in 2012, when President Obama won reelection.
Obama Doesn't Think Rapists, Armed Robbers,
Drug Dealers are Criminals

Kyle Smith
It's only May, but I think I've found the euphemism of the year: According to Team Obama, criminals should now be declared "justice-involved individuals." The neo-Orwellianism comes to us from the bizarre flurry of last-minute diktats, regulations and bone-chilling threats collectively known to fanboys as Obama's Gorgeous Goodbye.
Highmark Sues Feds Over ObamaCare Losses
Highmark Inc. is suing the federal government over about $220 million it claims it is owed under ObamaCare... Highmark is the second high-profile insurer to fight back in court against the administration's risk-corridor program, a pool of money intended to help cushion insurers against the volatility of the new healthcare marketplace.
Does Obama's Troubled Childhood Explain His Bathroom Weirdness?
James Lewis
It is not considered polite to mention it, but Obama observers have ignored a great deal of evidence that the president of the United States was abused at approximately age ten and afterwards, in a way that would be criminal under American and European law... It is Obama himself who has now pushed what Freud called psychosexual development onto the political stage, where it does not belong.
Woman Says she Heard Man’s Voice in Dressing Room,
Manager Says ‘He’s Identifying as a Woman Today’

Michael Cantrell
The whole debate over transgender individuals being allowed to use the bathroom of the gender they identify as continues to rage on with no end in sight. The latest incident over this issue involves a Ross department store in Texas, where a woman was outraged after discovering a man was using the ladies fitting room.
Just what everyone said would happen.
A Former Transgender’s Take on Obama’s Bathroom Directive
The N. Carolina Bill and Others Like it are Not Anti-LGBT

Walt Heyer
What has arisen is a new breed emerging among young people that falls outside the purview of the LGBT: the gender nonconformists. Gender nonconformists, who constitute a miniscule fraction of society, want to be allowed to designate gender on a fluid basis, based on their feelings at the moment.
I Fought for Civil Rights. It is Offensive to
Compare it with the Transgender Fight

Clarence Henderson
Recently, U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch compared HB2 to Jim Crow. Jim Crow laws were put into place to keep an entire race positioned as second-class citizens. HB2 simply says that men and women should use the restroom of their biological sex in government buildings and schools.
Muslim States Block Gay Groups from U.N. AIDS Meeting
A group of 51 Muslim states has blocked 11 gay and transgender organizations from attending a high-level meeting at the United Nations next month on ending AIDS, sparking a protest by the United States, Canada and the European Union. Egypt wrote to the president of the 193-member General Assembly on behalf of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation to object to the participation of the 11 groups.
Louisiana Close to 'Blue Lives Matter' Bill
Blue Lives Matter
With the nationwide friction between the Black Lives Matter movement and supporters of law enforcement as a backdrop, Louisiana is set to approve a bill that would expand the state's hate-crimes statute to add the targeting of police officers, firefighters and emergency medical services personnel. Louisiana would become the first state to have such as law on its books.
Target Stores Suing Man that saved Stabbing Victim's Life
In 2013, Michael Turner saved the life of a 16-year-old girl who had been viciously attacked and stabbed in a Target store in Pennsylvania. And instead of thanking him for protecting its customers and preventing them from being murdered, Target is now suing him for his heroism and alleging he acted irresponsibly.
Mexico Approves Extradition of Joaquín ‘El Chapo’ Guzmán to U.S.
Mexico’s decision Friday to approve the extradition of Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán helps clear the way for the infamous drug lord to face what has long been his worst nightmare: living behind bars in a U.S. prison. The extradition of Guzmán, who has publicly claimed responsibility for delivering much of America’s cocaine and heroin and has fought bloody battles with rival traffickers, could still be months or even years away.
New Jersey Flouts the Second Amendment –
Congress Should Intervene

Charles C. W. Cooke
Leaving aside the thoroughly risible idea that one should be able to exercise one's right to self-defense only if one has already survived an attack – and ignoring for a moment how unacceptable it is to require free men and women to give a "good reason" before they may enjoy their constitutional rights – one is left wondering here who exactly would qualify under these [New Jersey] conditions?
Four Refugees with Infectious Tuberculosis Sent to Indiana in 2015;
Demonstrates Failure of Admin and CDC to Protect the Public

Four refugees sent to Indiana by the federal Office of Refugee Resettlement in 2015 were diagnosed with active tuberculosis once they arrived in the Hoosier State, according to the Indiana Department of Health. Active tuberculosis (TB) is infectious, while so-called “latent TB” is not infectious. But 10 percent of those infected with latent TB develop active infectious TB.
The FBI's Latest Mission: Combating Female Genital Mutilation
More than 500,000 women and girls across the country – most of them living in metropolitan areas – are at risk of undergoing female genital mutilation, a procedure that has long been practiced in many African and Middle Eastern countries as a cultural custom but has been illegal in the U.S. since 1996. A report showing the number of women at risk was published in January by the [CDC], and the figure was much higher than previously estimated.
Academic Mob Chases 'Climate Change Contrarian' Bjorn Lomborg
Off Campus

Brendan O'Neill
"Are you now or have you ever been a climate contrarian?" How long before this McCarthyite question is asked of everyone who enters into academia, in order to weed out those who refuse to bow and scrape before green orthodoxy? If you think this sounds like a far-fetched proposition, consider a recent scandalous act of academic censorship at the University of Western Australia.
Who Are the Real Deniers of Science?
Jonah Goldberg
As the late Daniel Patrick Moynihan famously said, "Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts." Science is the language of facts, and when people pretend to be speaking it, they're not only claiming that their preferences are more than mere opinions, they're also insinuating that anyone who disagrees is a fool or a zealot for objecting to "settled science."
Modern-day Book Burners: Portland School Board Bans
Climate Change-Denying Materials

"It is unacceptable that we have textbooks in our schools that spread doubt about the human causes and urgency of the crisis," said Lincoln High School student Gaby Lemieux in board testimony. "Climate education is not a niche or a specialization, it is the minimum requirement for my generation to be successful in our changing world."
So... no point in reading dissenting science?!
Poll: Liberals Fail to Convince 9 in 10 Native Americans to be
Offended by Redskins Name – Activists Undaunted

Nine in 10 Native Americans say they are not offended by the Washington Redskins name, according to a new Washington Post poll that shows how few ordinary Indians have been persuaded by a national movement to change the football team's moniker… But Suzan Harjo, the lead plaintiff in the first case challenging the team's trademark protections, dismissed The Post's findings.
Nile Crocodiles Slither Into South Florida
Step aside, Burmese python – you may no longer be Florida's scariest invasive species... Nile crocs are believed to be responsible for up to 200 fatalities annually in their native sub-Saharan Africa. Compare that with an annual average of six reported shark attack deaths globally.
Elephant march When Animals Attack: Troops Injured by Elephants, Snakes and Foxes
In one of the most recent incidents, a soldier from 3rd Bn the Parachute Regiment was gored through the right arm in October last year when he was charged by an elephant at Lolldaiga training ground in Kenya. In another attack in March 2015, a soldier ... was gored through the leg after he was charged when he inadvertently blocked a cow from her calf.

Week ending 15 May 2016

The Hillary Myth
Fred Barnes
Hillary Clinton sounds like Paul Ryan on the economy. She says she’s for "strong growth, fair growth, and long-term growth." She would abandon the slow-growth economics of President Obama and return us to those wonderful days in the 1990s when husband Bill was in charge... Only there's a problem: This Hillary Clinton is entirely mythical. She doesn't exist.
Barack Obama is Lucky to be Black
Kevin Jackson
I knew immediately that he was a fraud the first time I watched Barack Obama. Most people know a guy who looks good on paper, but who is really an empty suit, working an angle. Obama worked the angle. Obama parlayed his speech at the 2004 Democratic National Convention into an amazing career.
Oh, What a Tangled Web Pagliano Wove... for Hillary
Gregg Jarrett
It is a stunning revelation that is sure to add a suspicious, if not incriminating, new wrinkle into the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton’s private email server during her tenure as secretary of state. Whether her impropriety has metastasized into criminal wrongdoing may rest, in part, in the hands of her former IT specialist, Bryan Pagliano.
Pagliano appears to be the keeper of the secrets.
The Global Outbreak of Mental Illness
Robert Spencer
On Tuesday, a Muslim screaming "Allahu akbar" and "Infidel, you must die" stabbed four people, killing one, at a train station near Munich. Nonetheless, Bavarian security officials immediately denied that he "had an Islamic extremist motive." Then what caused the attack? Bavaria's state interior minister Joachim Herrmann said that the attacker had "mental disorders." There you are. Nothing to do with Islam here, folks.
House Panel to Hold Impeachment Hearings for IRS Head Koskinen
“Despite repeated congressional efforts to get to the bottom of this matter, Obama Administration officials, including the IRS Commissioner, have consistently undermined the investigation," House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) said. "Over the coming weeks, the House Judiciary Committee will closely examine Commissioner Koskinen’s misconduct and the implications of his actions.”
Wendy's Serves Up Big Kiosk Expansion as Wage Hikes Hit Fast Food
Wendy's said that self-service ordering kiosks will be made available across its 6,000-plus restaurants in the second half of the year as minimum wage hikes and a tight labor market push up wages. It will be up to franchisees whether to deploy the labor-saving technology, but Wendy's President Todd Penegor did note that some franchise locations have been raising prices to offset wage hikes.
Liberal economics strikes again
Obama’s ‘boy wonder’ –
Ben Rhodes – Made Up a Fictitious Iranian Narrative

Clifford D. May
To sell the Iran deal – which Mr. Obama considers his signature foreign policy achievement – the public was told there was “a new political reality in Iran, which came about because of elections that brought moderates to power in that country.” ... In other words: Mr. Obama did not cherry-pick intelligence – he disregarded it entirely.
Just how would Michelle Obama react should a 'feminine-minded' male decide to join Sasha in the school locker room shower? Oh wait! Sasha attends a PRIVATE school. No problem! —TYSK
Bathroom Decree is Obama at His Worst
Joe Fitzgerald
How tone-deaf our 44th president has become. Now, as the sun begins to set on his incumbency, he wades into the explosive issue of permitting transgendered individuals to decide which bathrooms they want to use, flagrantly ignoring the obvious dynamics of throwing everyone together in an atmosphere that’s intensely personal.
New Obamacare Transgender Regulations Threaten
Freedom of Physicians

Ryan T. Anderson
The Department of Health and Human Services finalized new transgender regulations for Obamacare on Friday. These regulations threaten the religious liberty, freedom of conscience, and independent medical judgment of health care professionals. And, just as they did in the transgender school policy the Obama administration announced this morning, the administration has created these new Obamacare regulations by redefining “sex” to mean “gender identity.”
The bathroom directive was a feint for the HHS directive.
Report: Federal Regulation Cost Reaches $1.885 Trillion
The annual report Ten Thousand Commandments: An Annual Snapshot of the Federal Regulatory State released today by the Competitive Enterprise Institute describes a $1.885 trillion hidden tax on American consumers and the U.S. economy in 2015 due to federal regulations and intervention.
Surrendering to Death – An Insider Account
What Happened in Paris at the Bataclan Attack

Gavin McInnes
Eagles of Death Metal recently finished a Canadian tour and I got to sit down with vocalist Jesse Hughes and discuss the Bataclan attack in Paris that killed 89 of his fans. You’d think he’d want to avoid the topic, but he was actually eager to get into it... Hughes is not happy with the way the media has treated the story. Details are randomly pulled from his interviews and entire angles are edited in later that are diametrically opposed to his beliefs.
There’s no denying the terrorists were already inside, and they had to get in somehow.
The Complacency of Superabundance
Dr. Tim Ball
I am tired of people in developed countries complaining about anything. Sure, there are problems, but most of them are created and exploited by doomsayers with political agendas who claim they want to save the planet. As H.L. Mencken said, "The urge to save humanity is almost always only a false-face for the urge to rule it. Power is what all messiahs really seek: not the chance to serve."
Oh! There Never Was a "Hole In the Ozone"
Confessions of a House Dem: Doesn't Read Bills,
Told How to Vote, Reelection Top Priority

A new tell-all book about the inner workings of Congress is set for release later this month that has Washington D.C. buzzing. It's called The Confessions of Congressman X and it promises "a devastating inside look at the dark side of Congress as revealed by one of its own." ... The deep-seated corruption that this insider's look reveals isn't all that surprising to most readers weary of a bloated federal government, but it's unsettling nonetheless.
State Department: Emails by Hillary Clinton Ex-Staffer are MIA
The State Department said Monday that it still cannot locate emails to or from former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton's senior information technology staffer. Bryan Pagliano set up Mrs. Clinton's "home brew" email server in 2009, but a Freedom of Information Act request for documents linked to his tenure at the agency have turned up nothing since last year.
Deception Experts:
Guccifer Telling Truth About Hacking Clinton's Email Server

Phil Houston and Don Tennant
When Romanian hacker Marcel Lehel Lazar, also known as Guccifer, told NBC News senior investigative correspondent Cynthia McFadden that he had gained access to Hillary Clinton's private email server, viewers worldwide were left to wonder whether his claim was true. Our analysis of Guccifer's behavior in the interview left little doubt in our minds that – unfortunately – it was.
Comey Rebuffs Clinton Claim
FBI Only Conducting ‘security inquiry’ On Emails

Hillary Clinton for months has downplayed the FBI investigation into her private email server and practices as a mere “security inquiry.” But when asked Wednesday by Fox News about Clinton´s characterization of the bureau´s probe, FBI Director James Comey said he doesn’t know what "security inquiry" means – adding, “We’re conducting an investigation.
Report: Clinton’s Charity Arranged $2M Commitment
That Benefited Their Friends

The Wall Street Journal reported: The $2 million commitment was placed on the agenda for a September 2010 conference of the Clinton Global Initiative at Mr. Clinton’s urging, according to a document from the period and people familiar with the matter. Mr. Clinton also personally endorsed the company, Energy Pioneer Solutions Inc.
Flight Logs Show Bill Clinton Flew On Sex Offender’s Jet
Much More Than Previously Known

Former President Bill Clinton was a much more frequent flyer on a registered sex offender’s infamous jet than previously reported, with flight logs showing the former president taking at least 26 trips aboard the “Lolita Express” – even apparently ditching his Secret Service detail for at least five of the flights.
Whitewater: Twelve Versions of Hillary Clinton Draft Indictment,
451 Pages, Withheld by National Archives

Judicial Watch
Mrs. Clinton of course is one of the most famous women in the world, a former First Lady, senator and secretary of state, and the Democratic Party’s presumptive nominee for president of the United States. The findings of an investigation into whether Mrs. Clinton told the truth to federal investigators and withheld evidence under subpoena while she was First Lady is clearly matter of public interest as voters weigh her suitability for the highest office in the land.
Media Silent as Bernie Sanders
Packs California Stadium Beyond Capacity

Despite the mainstream media’s repeated assertions that the Bernie Sanders movement is now a thing of the past, enthusiasm from his base only seems to be growing, based on the overwhelming number of people who flocked to his rally in Sacramento this Monday night.
Hecklers force Hillary off stage in one minute
Ku Klux Klan Grand Dragon Will Quigg
Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

Hillary Clinton can add a new name to her list of endorsements – a prominent Ku Klux Klan member who says he likes her because of her "hidden agenda." Will Quigg, a grand dragon of the Ku Klux Klan's California chapter, told the Telegraph Monday that he would be switching his support from Donald Trump to Clinton. Quigg had endorsed Trump on Twitter in September:
Here Come a Lot of Angry Teamsters:
One of America's Largest Pension Funds Demands a Taxpayer Bailout

Over the past few months, we have covered the unfolding saga of the Central States Pension Fund, which handles retirement benefits for current and former Teamster union truck drivers across various states including Texas, Michigan, Wisconsin, Missouri, New York, and Minnesota, and is one of the largest pension funds in the nation.
Feds Pay Researcher to Have Bee Sting His Penis;
Also Study Shows Dem Congresswomen Less Feminine Than GOP

At a time of tight budgets and demands for new spending, including money to fight Zika, to repair water pipes in Flint, Michigan, and to combat the growing opioid epidemic, Mr. Flake said the existence of ridiculous research projects funded by taxpayers shows there's plenty of room to cut to pay for those needs.
Your tax dollars hard at work

Week ending 8 May 2016

The Biden-Warren Warning
The Demos' 2016 Default Ticket

Mark Alexander
While many polls have indicated that Clinton will thump Trump in the general election, a couple of recent polls have shown a much tighter race. One of those polls, from Rasmussen, actually has Trump ahead of Clinton – which says far more about her unfavorable ratings than his favorability. A Biden-Warren ticket, however, would likely slice and dice Trump. 
Why Regulations are Fueling Corporate Activism in America
James M. Roberts   
In the last few years, private companies have embraced the progressive principles of “corporate social responsibility” and joined “public-private partnerships” with various government entities and non-governmental organizations, who liaise daily with their corporate partners and enforce “voluntary” corporate social responsibility principles, at all levels of government – federal, state, and local.
Seven years of Obama and no one knows which bathroom to use!
Obama's Foreign Policy Guru Boasts of How the
Administration Lied to Sell the Iran Deal

It’s hardly any wonder that Deputy National Security Adviser Ben Rhodes has a "mind meld" with his boss, the president. According to a David Samuels New York Times Magazine article to be published Sunday and already posted to the website, Rhodes, like Barack Obama, is contemptuous of "the American foreign-policy establishment." What Obama calls the "Washington playbook" dictating the sorts of responses available to American policymakers, Rhodes calls the "Blob."
Dismal April as Employers Take on Fewest Workers in 7 Months;
Employment Fell by the Most Since October 2013

Industries that showed strong first-quarter job growth pulled back, with retailers cutting payrolls by the most in two years and construction companies adding the fewest positions since June. More tempered additions to headcounts shows hiring managers are adjusting in the wake of economic growth that has slowed for three straight quarters.
KFC Opens Futuristic Restaurant Run by Robots;
Who Wants a Stinkin' Minimum Wage?

Colonel Sanders is now assembling a robot army – programmed to serve fried chicken. At a high-tech new KFC restuarant in Shanghai, customers can order food via a voice-activated robot named "Dumi". And the automaton is even sophisticated enough to handle order changes as well as substitutions – but sadly it can't quite manage the English language yet.
Another One Bails Out –
Humana May Exit Obamacare

Health insurer Humana Inc., which plans to be bought by the larger Aetna Inc., is considering ending the sale of Obamacare individual plans in some states in 2017 to stem losses there. Humana's individual business, which sells plans under President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act, has been a drag on results, and the company still expects to lose money this year.
Londoners Have Chosen First Muslim Mayor
Sadiq Khan said 'hope' was Chosen – Sound Familiar!?

The bitterly contested battle had seen challenger Mr Goldsmith and David Cameron repeatedly raise Mr Khan's ties to extremists. But the interventions did not sway voters in the capital – and the Prime Minister is now facing a massive Conservative backlash over the tactics. Labour MP David Lammy predicted that Mr Khan's victory could pave the way for a candidate from an ethnic minority to enter Number 10.
British Mosques Ban Women from Facebook,
Traveling Alone or Wearing Trousers

Mosques across the UK have ordered Muslim women to stop wearing trousers, leaving the house without permission from their husbands, or using Facebook in new controversial rules published by various Muslim organizations and associations. The documents caused anger among anti-extremism campaigners and moderate Muslims who called the rules "outdated" and "totally wrong" interpretations of Islam, according to a report from The Times.
We Don't Need Billion$ to Prevent Zika – Controlling Mosquitoes and Preventing Diseases Requires Smarter Policies, Not More Billions
Paul Driessen and Robert J. Novak, Ph.D.
Stopping [Zika's] spread is an urgent public health matter. President Obama has asked Congress for $1.9 billion in new funding, to find better diagnostic tests to detect Zika, develop a vaccine against the virus, and control the mosquitoes that are the primary vector for the vicious virus... Meanwhile, much can be done right now, to reduce mosquito populations and slash the incidence and spread of this disease, for far less than $2 billion. It requires smarter policies, more focused efforts.
Zika causing mosquitoes rarely fly more than 80 feet from where hatched!
Real World Energy and Climate
John Coleman
I love this little blue planet and do all I can to preserve it for my children and grandchildren. If I thought for even a second that the civilized activities of mankind are producing a threat to our planet, I would spend the rest of my life correcting the problems. However, after devoting a decade to carefully studying mankind's impact on our climate, I am firmly convinced that the entire global warming/climate change campaign is based on a failed scientific theory.
Still Stupid After All These Years
An Inconvenient Truth:
Liberal Climate Inquisition Can’t Explain Past Temperature Changes

David Kreutzer 
In the week prior to the administration signing what should constitute an international climate treaty, one think tank, the Competitive Enterprise Institute, was subpoenaed for casting doubt on the agreement’s associated science of climate catastrophe. The Competitive Enterprise Institute did not cast doubt on the dubious climate science. The actual data cast the doubt. The think tank and others have simply pointed out what the data show.
Still Stupid After All These Years
Still Stupid After All These Years
An Inconvenient Review: 10 Years After Al Gore's Film

Michael Bastasch
Watching "An Inconvenient Truth" is sort of like going back in time. Back to a world where flip phones were cool and "Futurama" was still putting out new episodes. A world where a bitter presidential candidate was trying to rebrand himself as an environmental crusader. But have Gore's warnings, which were alarming to many in 2006, come true?
Still Stupid After All These Years
Study Finds Ice Isn't Being Lost from Greenland's Interior;
Another Part of the Scam Exposed

Scientists studying data from the top of the Greenland ice sheet have discovered that during winter in the center of the world's largest island, temperature inversions and other low-level atmospheric phenomena effectively isolate the ice surface from the atmosphere – recycling water vapor and halting the loss or gain of ice. A team of climate scientists made the surprising discovery from three years of data collected at Summit Camp, an arid, glaciated landscape 10,500 feet above sea level in the middle of the Greenland ice sheet.
State Department Announces Plans to Circumvent U.S. Law in
Order to Advance Climate Agenda

Brett Schaefer 
State Department spokesman John Kirby announced that the Obama administration plans to circumvent U.S. law in order to advance its climate agenda... U.S. funding for the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) should now be prohibited since the Palestinian Authority has signed on as a party to the treaty – and the U.S. does not recognize Palestinian claims of statehood. Under U.S. law, this should trigger a funding prohibition enacted in 1994:
Sorry, Environmentalists:
Buffalo Were Saved from Extinction by Capitalism

Jarrett Stepman
The North American bison, widely known as the buffalo, will now likely be recognized as America's "national mammal" – on par with the bald eagle. It is a fine tribute to a creature etched into American lore. While praises are already being made to the efforts of conservationists and modern environmentalists to save North America's largest land mammal, the reality is that the species was saved by capitalism.
The great 'Buffalo myth' bites the dust
Clinton Aide Huma Abedin Interviewed by FBI in Email Investigation
Abedin was one of Clinton's closest aides during her tenure as the nation's top diplomat, serving as deputy chief of staff. The interview of Abedin, part of Clinton's inner circle, is a possible indication that the investigation might be in its final stages. It was not immediately clear whether other aides have been interviewed, or when or if Clinton herself might be questioned.
Hecklers Drive Hillary from Stage – ‘You’re not welcome here!’
It was only a matter of seconds before at least two hecklers in Los Angeles let Hillary Clinton know exactly what they think of her. Clinton was starting to address an overflow crowd at East LA College on Thursday, when a couple of people in the front row began yelling, “Hillary Clinton, you’re not welcome here!” The protesters blamed Clinton for the coup in Honduras.
Trial Opens Monday for Three Twin Cities ISIL Suspects
Federal prosecutors in Minneapolis will pull back the curtain this week on one of the nation’s largest terrorism recruitment cases... The trial caps a yearslong FBI investigation into a circle of friends from Minnesota’s Somali-American community and may offer a glimpse inside the minds of young Americans drawn to the call of radical jihad.
80-yr-old Granny Uses Xmas Present .38 to
Kill Home Invader and Save Her Husband

Barb Moles shot and killed a home intruder who beat her husband with a crowbar and stabbed him with a knife... Moles grabbed her gun, a .38-caliber pistol, when she saw her 75-year-old husband bleeding on the floor during a home invasion in their rural Sultan home... Moles, a grandmother of eight and a great-grandmother of three, pulled the trigger four times. Three bullets hit the mark, KOMO reported.
House Conservatives Say 'It's Time' to Address
Freedom of Conscience Debate

House conservatives said Wednesday that "it's time" for Congress to address the marriage debate and protect religious liberty at the national level, arguing for legislation that would prohibit the federal government from taking punitive actions against individuals who believe that marriage is between one man and one woman. "It's time for us to respond to what the American people want us to do on this issue," Rep. Raúl Labrador, R-Idaho, said on Capitol Hill.
Harvard to Sanction "Single-gender" Final Clubs, Greek Organizations
Starting with Harvard's Class of 2021, undergraduate members of unrecognized single-gender social organizations will be banned from holding athletic team captaincies and leadership positions in all recognized student groups. They will also be ineligible for College endorsement for top fellowships like the Rhodes and Marshall scholarships. Ending months of speculation, University President Drew G. Faust announced the sweeping changes in an email to undergraduates Friday morning.

Week ending 1 May 2016

Americans Haven’t Gotten a Raise in 16 Years
John Crudele
 Democrats are besides themselves wondering why Americans are so angry that they might be willing to elect Donald Trump president when the official unemployment rate is only 5%, oil prices are near their lowest level in a decade and the economy has been expanding for seven straight years. Why aren’t Americans happier?
I hope you're swallowing my bull crap
Victim of AGs’ Climate Change Inquisition Fights Back
Hans von Spakovsky
The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) has launched a fierce counter-attack against Claude Walker, the attorney general for the Virgin Islands, who recently served a subpoena on CEI demanding documents related to CEI’s research on global “climate change.” On April 20, CEI’s attorney, Andrew Grossman, filed a long and extensive objection to the subpoena and made it clear that CEI will not comply with it.
Obama’s Legacy: Politics of Anger, Fights, Division
Fist fights at campaign rallies. A major presidential candidate called a bigot and bully by members of his own party. Gridlock in Washington. And Americans downright pessimistic. This is America’s politics today, seven years after Barack Obama was elected president with a promise to change it all. The political change he predicted never appeared. Instead, partisanship and dysfunction have grown worse.
U.S. Weighing Under-the-Radar Routes for Syrian Refugees?
The Obama administration appears to be bowing to international pressure and pursuing under-the-radar “alternative” ways to bring in more Syrian and other refugees – as soon as this year. The latest indication that the administration is preparing to take in more than the 10,000 Syrians this year it already has committed to follows a March 30 “high-level meeting” on Syrian refugee admission in Geneva, Switzerland
More Obama Deceit
(Video) Muslim Migrants in Germany Chant
“Adolf Hitler” and “Allahu Akbar”

Jim Hoft
Angela Merkel welcomed one million third world migrants to Germany in 2015. Germany is expecting another million this year. Muslims in Germany held a protest recently. The migrants were chanting "Adolf Hitler" and "Allahu Akbar" as they waved the Palestinian flag.
16 ‘Pro-LGBT’ Businesses That Operate in Countries with
Poor Human Rights Records

Big corporations have come out to criticize state religious liberty measures  as discriminating against those who aren’t heterosexual, some going as far as to propose boycotting states that enact such laws. However, several of the most vocal companies that say they stand with LGBT Americans also operate in countries with troubling human rights records, including places where homosexuality can result in a death sentence, a review by The Daily Signal shows.
hall of
Worst. Euphemism. Ever.
Loretta Lynch Calls Young Criminals "justice-involved youths"

Thomas Lifson
When I pointed out the sinister euphemism "alternative safe pathways" for sneaking in 20 times as many Muslim "asylum seekers", as publicly admitted, I had no idea that the head of the DoJ, Loretta Lynch, had just outdone anything George Orwell could have dreamed of. But Roger Clegg of NRO and John Hinderaker of Powerline were way ahead of me. Hinderaker calls it the "euphemism of the decade," but given the source, I cannot really imagine it being outdone.
Exclusive: Kerry, Heinz Family Have Millions Invested
In Offshore Tax Havens

Secretary of State John Kerry and his wife Teresa Heinz have invested millions of U.S. dollars through family trusts in at least 11 offshore tax havens, according to an analysis by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The revelation comes on the heels of the release of the Panama Papers, a treasure trove of 11.5 million legal and financial records documenting how some of the world's richest and most powerful people have used offshore bank accounts to conceal their wealth and avoid taxes.

John Kerry Apparently Missed Obama's Memo On
Those Evil Off-Shore Tax Havens

Mark Tapscott
Seems the Secretary of State and his wife, heiress Teresa Heinz, have millions of dollars invested in at least 11 off-shore tax havens, mostly registered in the Cayman Islands, according to the Daily Caller News Foundation Investigative Group's Richard Pollock. President Obama calls such actions "gaming the system" when Republicans like Mitt Romney do it.
GDP Report Will Be a Massive Headache for Janet Yellen
John Crudele
The dimwits at the Federal Reserve are going to have a very difficult week. Thursday’s report on the nation’s gross domestic product (GDP) for the first quarter of 2016 is going to cause a lot of frustration as the heads of the regional central banks and their leader, Fed Chair Janet Yellen, strain to figure out what positive things they can say about an economy that’s barely growing.
10 Stats About the Last 10 Years
Nick Colas
Think back over the last 10 years – how different was your life in April 2006?  While you may think your daily existence is largely the same (maybe the kids are older or you’re married now, but that about it…), consider what was actually different about your life in the spring of 2006:
The Green War Against the Working Class
Stephen Moore
There was a time in America – and it wasn't even so long ago – that liberals actually cared about working class people. They may have been misguided in many of their policy solutions (i.e., raising the minimum wage) but at least their heart was in the right place. Then a strange thing happened about a decade ago. The radical leftwing environmentalists took control.
Inside Climate Propaganda
Paul Driessen
Have you ever wondered how the LA Times, Associated Press, Weather Channel and your local media always seem to present similar one-sided stories on climate change, fossil fuels, renewable energy and other environmental issues? How their assertions become "common knowledge," like the following? ... This time, conspiracy theorists have gotten it right.
FAIL: Busted Wind Turbines
Give College Whopping Negative 99.14% Return On Investment

Lake Land College recently announced plans to tear down broken wind turbines on campus, after the school got $987,697.20 in taxpayer support for wind power. The turbines were funded by a $2.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Labor, but the turbines lasted for less than four years and were incredibly costly to maintain. "Since the installation in 2012, the college has spent $240,000 in parts and labor to maintain the turbines," said PR spokeswoman Kelly Allee.
Solution Plan: Replace turbines with… solar panels!! Good Grief!!
Biodiesel Worse for the Environment Than Fossil Fuels, Warn Green Campaigners – Making EU Climate Goals Unreachable
Instead of reducing them, using biodiesel in transport will increase polluting emissions by 4%, the same as putting an extra 12 million cars on the road in 2020, green campaigners have said. Biodiesel is touted as one way to decarbonise the EU's transport sector. But, according to NGO Transport and Environment (T&E), using it is actually worse for the environment than traditional fossil fuels.
Can Obamacare Avoid a Death Spiral in 2017?
1 Factor May Determine Its Fate

Sean Williams
Behind the scenes, health-benefit providers are, when taken as a whole, struggling mightily. Insurers operating on Obamacare's exchanges showed operating profits in just nine states, according to a report released by McKinsey & Company in February. This means insurers are losing money in over 80% of states.
Rape Trees, Dead Migrants and the Consequences of an Open Border
Many of the most caring people in the U.S. think they are helping the poor from Latin America by leaving our Southwest border wide open between ports-of-entry, but they are not. Several of the transnational criminal organizations (cartels) operating in Central America and Mexico make an estimated one-third or more of their profits from illegal immigration.

ICE Releases 19,723 Criminal Illegals,
208 Murders, 900 Sex Offenders

Overall, those released into virtually every state and territory of America had a total of 64,197 convictions among them, for an average of 3.25 convictions each, according to an analysis by the Center for Immigration Studies. ICE also said that the group were convicted of 8,234 violent crimes. Also, Obama Admin policy is for ICE to ignore many criminal immigrants.
Will Lib Media Remember Harriet Tubman
Was a Gun-Toting Republican?

Jeffrey Lord
"Harriet Tubman carried a small pistol with her on her rescue missions, mostly for protection from slave catchers, but also to encourage weak-hearted runaways from turning back and risking the safety of the rest of the group. Tubman carried a sharp-shooters rifle during the Civil War." Not only was Tubman what today would make her an NRA icon, she was also a staunch anti-slavery Republican. Question: Will Treasury come up with an image of the slave-freeing Tubman holding her pistol?
gun totting Republican
National Sheriffs’ Group Takes a Stand and Calls for
Defiance Against Federal Government Overreach

Scott Morefield
The rule of law should reign supreme in any peaceful society, and when the law is broken society’s enforcers should do their duty to the best of their ability. But what if a law is oppressive or unjust? What if a law called for segregation, as it once did not so long ago, or even Nazi or Soviet-style genocide? Would society’s enforcers, the police, have a duty to disobey?
Oops! Chelsea Shot Off Her Mouth On Guns, and Now
Hillary Has to Pander – and Fails

Thomas Lifson
Hillary Clinton has been eagerly exploiting the only progressive issue on which she can position herself to the left of Bernie Sanders. Coming from a largely rural state, Sanders had the sense to respect his constituents' need for protection and preference for hunting. Hillary made clear in campaigning for the New York primary, where she dealt what could be the deathblow to the Sanders insurgency, that her aim on campaigning on guns was Sanders:
Perhaps the First to Actually say ‘No’ to Barack;
Queen to Obama: You Can Bring Only 3 Choppers

Her majesty insisted President Obama bring no more than three choppers to her 90th birthday celebration. After his entourage of twelve helicopters ruined the grass in Queen Elizabeth's Windsor Castle gardens during a 2011 visit, the Obama administration's attempts to bring an extensive security detail were no match for the Queen's insistence. [h/t Instapundit]
Muslim a Favorite to Run London After Racially Charged Campaign
Sadiq Khan, a Muslim lawmaker from Britain's opposition Labour Party, is the strong favourite to win London's mayoral election on Thursday after a bitter contest marked by religious tensions and accusations of racism. Polls show Khan, the son of a bus driver, is as much as 20 percentage points ahead of rival Conservative Zac Goldsmith in the race to run one of the world's top financial centres.
Is the Time Up for the Socialist Country?
Crisis-Hit Venezuela Sets Clocks Ahead to Save Power

With their country gripped by an economic crisis, Venezuelans lost half an hour of sleep Sunday as their clocks were set forward to save power on President Nicolas Maduro's order... The move, announced in mid-April, is part of a package of measures the embattled socialist president is pursuing to cope with a crippling electricity shortage.

Week ending 24 April 2016

Saudi Arabia Admits to John Kerry That it Created ISIS...
But There is a Twist

Tyler Durden
Saudi's admission that it itself created Daesh, or ISIS. As for the twist: as the late Saudi foreign minister says, the Saudis only created ISIS in response to Obama's disastrous policy in the region. To wit: 'After the Iraqi city of Mosul fell to a lightning ISIS offensive in 2014, even the late Prince Saud al-Faisal, the respected Saudi foreign minister, remonstrated with John Kerry, US secretary of state, that "Daesh [ISIS] is our [Sunni] response to your support for the Da'wa" – the Tehran-aligned Shia Islamist ruling party of Iraq.'
The Self-Contradictory Liberals
Denis MacEoin
Many liberals – not least the large numbers of students involved in campus demonizations of Israel, Jews, white people and other supposed public enemies – are morally and politically confused, not to say profoundly selective and bigoted, often in direct contradiction to their own expressed principles of peace, tolerance, diversity, and multiculturalism.
A Victory In the War for Free Speech
John Hinderaker
One of the most sinister developments of our time is the Left's use of both criminal investigation and mob harassment to suppress dissent. An outrageous instance of this trend is the effort by 20 Democratic state Attorneys General to investigate ExxonMobil and others for criminal "fraud," i.e., carrying out research that doesn't support the hysterical exaggerations of the Climatistas.
Mother of Teen Brutally Murdered by Illegal Immigrant Tells Congress:
‘Do Something – It Is Your Job’

Laura Wilkerson, whose son Josh was brutally murdered by an illegal immigrant after school, told a House Immigration and Border Security Subcommittee on Tuesday that she blames Congress for her son's murder. "I did not put my kid in harm's way when he went to school that day. You did. Every one of you is elected by an American. It is time for you to stand in the gap for Americans."

ISIS Suspect Reveals Plans to
Open Up Route from Syria to U.S. Through Mexico

One of the American men accused in Minnesota of trying to join the Islamic State group wanted to open up routes from Syria to the U.S. through Mexico, prosecutors said. Gules Ali Omar told the ISIS members about the route so that it could be used to send members to America to carry out terrorist attacks, prosecutors alleged in a document filed this week.

CDC Fails to Warn Public – Issues Secret Warning on
Surge of Illegal Kids: ‘Plan on many having TB’

During the recent surge of tens of thousands of young illegal immigrants crossing the Mexico-U.S. border, the CDC warned staff that many will be infected with tuberculosis – but the public wasn't given a head's up. In fact, the young adults, few of whom had received the types of vaccines U.S. children received, arrived with TB, swine flu and even Dengue, according to reports that eventually filtered out of border agents and hospitals on or near the U.S. border.
Kerry: U.S. Won't Block Foreign Business Deals Under Nuke Deal
The Obama administration moved Friday to try to address Iranian complaints that U.S. financial regulations are denying Iran the sanctions relief it deserves under last year's landmark nuclear deal. Meeting with Iran's foreign minister, Secretary of State John Kerry said the U.S. would not stand in the way of foreign banks or firms doing business with Iranian companies that are no longer subject to U.S. sanctions.
In the Market for Fetal Body Parts?
A Baby’s Brain Sells for $3,340

Republicans on the special House panel investigating the transfer of fetal tissue from aborted babies will present evidence in a hearing today that breaks down the price per body part. With release of this evidence, Republicans say, they have enough documentation to show that several abortion clinics and middleman procurement businesses may have violated federal law.
Georgetown Student Activists Appalled By
Planned Parenthood's Cecile Richards Visit

Anti-abortion activists and Georgetown University students railed against an appearance by Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards at the nation's oldest Catholic and Jesuit university Wednesday. Students from anti-abortion campus group Georgetown Right to Life and pro-life advocates from on and off campus criticized the university for allowing the pro-choice activist to appear on campus.
Damning Email Shows Democratic AGs, Climate Change Groups
Colluded On Prosecuting Dissenters

In the hours before they took the stage for their March 29 press conference, Democratic attorneys general received a secret briefing from two top environmentalists on pursuing climate change dissenters. For climate change groups, the New York press event was the culmination of four years of planning and advocacy in support of an explosive proposition: using the legal system to link fossil fuel firms and others challenging the catastrophic global warming consensus to fraud and even racketeering, the emails and other documents show.
Obama’s Global Warming Plan Costs Poor Americans $44 Billion,
Raises Taxes By 166%

“The greatest tragedy of the Democrats’ climate agenda is not how little it will accomplish but rather how costly it will be for those least able to afford it,” Oren Cass, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute who authored the study, told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Earth Day – Signing the Paris Climate Agreement
Michael Swartz
For this year’s rendition of Earth Day, the stakes couldn’t be higher. More than 130 nations will gather to formally sign the Paris Climate Agreement at the United Nations in New York. Nothing could better signify Earth Day than a global gaggle of government leaders burning fossil fuels on their way to forcing us to spend a lot of green to preserve a little green, all while expanding their control over our lives.

Weather Channel Founder Slams UN Climate Claims
John Coleman
When all the scare talk is pushed aside, it is the science that should be the basis for the debate. And the hard cold truth is that the basic theory has failed... As a skeptic of man-made global warming, I love our environment as much as anyone. I share the deepest commitment to protecting our planet for our children and grandchildren. However, I desperately want to get politics out of the climate debate.

Seven Earth Day Predictions That Failed Spectacularly
Andrew Follett
Environmentalists truly believed and predicted that the planet was doomed during the first Earth Day in 1970, unless drastic actions were taken to save it. Humanity never quite got around to that drastic action, but environmentalists still recall the first Earth Day fondly and hold many of the predictions in high regard.

Reminder: Earth Day Co-Founder Killed and Composted His Girlfriend
Ira Einhorn was on stage hosting the first Earth Day event at the Fairmount Park in Philadelphia on April 22, 1970. Seven years later, police raided his closet and found the "composted" body of his ex-girlfriend inside a trunk. A self-proclaimed environmental activist, Einhorn made a name for himself among ecological groups during the 1960s and '70s by taking on the role of a tie-dye-wearing ecological guru and Philadelphia’s head hippie.
Another Solar Developer, SunEdison, Files for Bankruptcy
SunEdison Inc, once the fastest-growing U.S. renewable energy company, filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on Thursday after a short-lived but aggressive binge of debt-fueled acquisitions proved unsustainable. In its bankruptcy filing, the company said it had assets of $20.7 billion and liabilities of $16.1 billion as of Sept. 30.
Lebanon, Christians, Under Islamist Threat
Recent upheavals in Lebanon are making local Christians communities worry about their existence as heirs and descendants of the first Christians. Christians in the Middle East now are facing a huge genocide – similar to the Christian genocide the followed the Islamic conquest of the Middle East in the 7th century A.D.
Louisiana Bill to Punish Sanctuary Cities Advances in State House
A bill that would punish so-called "sanctuary cities" that refuse to cooperate with federal authorities on immigration matters without a court order has advanced in the Louisiana House. Louisiana Attorney General Jeff Landry said he supports the proposal, adding uncooperative local jurisdictions could be inviting to terrorists and raise financial, legal and medical concerns.
U.S. Border Agents Seize Longest Mexico-California Drug Tunnel Yet
Federal agents have seized a ton of cocaine and seven tons of marijuana smuggled through a clandestine tunnel stretching a half mile beneath the U.S.-Mexico border, the longest one yet unearthed in California, authorities said on Wednesday. The 870-yard-long tunnel, one of the narrowest found in the region, also yielded an unprecedented cache of drugs.
IRS and Congress Ignore Job-Related Felonies –
as Long as They Are Committed by Illegal Aliens

During a recent Senate hearing chaired by Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah), Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) focused on the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) support of identity theft by illegal aliens and the IRS's total disregard for the American citizen victims of these crimes. Coats defined employment-related identity theft as occurring when someone uses another person's identity – their name or their Social Security number (SSN) – to get a job illegally.
UnitedHealth to Exit Michigan Obamacare Exchange;
Third State to Leave Customers Scrambling for Replacement

UnitedHealth Group Inc. plans to exit a third state Affordable Care Act market as the insurer works to stem losses from its struggling business. The insurer won't sell policies through Michigan's ACA exchange for next year... Georgia and Arkansas said last week that UnitedHealth will quit their exchanges for 2017.
Rand Paul Moves to Protect Vets, Seniors from
Massive Government ‘Quiet Gun Grab’

Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) has introduced legislation aimed at stopping the federal government from unilaterally stripping gun rights from thousands of seniors and veterans by declaring them "mentally defective" without proper medical review... So far, the VA has reportedly declared some 260,381 veterans who have fiduciary trustees to the background check system as "mentally defective."

Thanks, Obama: Firearms Industry Adds Over 20,000 Jobs
Due to Booming Sales Last Year

Matt Vespa
The president's rhetoric, and that of the Democratic Party, has driven ammo and firearms sales through the roof. Over 100 million firearms have been sold since the beginning of his presidency. Last year, there were a record number of gun sales with over 20 million background checks conducted by the FBI. We're on track to beat that number this year – and we should expect that number to climb as Election Day approaches.
UC Berkeley Forced to Cut 500 Jobs
After $15 Minimum Wage Hike

J. P. Travis
The left is obstinately, adamantly, consistently, and happily ignorant; and always surprised by the negative consequences of their own actions. FTA: This may be the sad but true reality that many working people all across California will face in the coming future due to the recent decision to raise the state-wide minimum wage.
Obama Admin Awards $270K to Controversial Islamic Charity
The Obama administration has awarded $270,000 to an Islamic charity that has been outlawed by some governments for its support of the terror group Hamas and other jihadist organizations, according to grant documents. The Department of Health and Human Services has provided a $270,000 grant to Islamic Relief Worldwide, a charity that has repeatedly been linked to terrorism financing and support for Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood, according to recent grant information
UNESCO Changes History, Denies Existence of Jerusalem Temple
A. Dru Kristenev
Has UNESCO consulted the Encyclopedia Britannica about removing references to the Temple of Jerusalem? Doubtful. It will take more than a gang of international political hacks simply renaming the Temple Mount with latecomer muslim nomenclature to rewrite history. This is not the first time anti-Semitic forces have tried to submerge chronicled history in an attempt to wipe-out the influence of Judaic tradition that introduced monotheism and authored the world's most significant book and historical annals – the Bible.
Whole Foods Says Anti-Gay Cake is Fake, Plans to Counter-Sue
Whole Foods Market has issued a very strong response to a lawsuit alleging an employee decorated a cake with an anti-gay slur, saying it has proof the claim is a hoax and that it will file a counter-suit. Pastor Jordan Brown of Austin, Texas filed a lawsuit against Whole Foods Monday, saying he ordered a cake decorated with "LOVE WINS" written in frosting. When he received the cake, it instead read "LOVE WINS FAG" on it.
Whole Foods cake
Meet the Accused Pedophile Behind the 'bathroom bills'
Renee Nal
Accused pedophile, "mega-Obama-bundler" and long-time prominent fixture of the radical left, Terry Bean, is responsible for the bathroom bills sweeping America. If not for Bean's "affluenza," it is quite likely that the 68-year-old would be in prison today for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old boy in an Oregon hotel room in 2013 with his then-lover Kiah Lawson, who was 25 at the time.
The Mayor Is Going Down!
Michael Goodwin
Less than a week ago, Mayor de Blasio was offering aid to Ecuadorians after the earthquake there. Now a political earthquake is rocking City Hall and the mayor is the one who needs help. The report from the state Board of Elections that accuses him and his team of "willful and flagrant" violations of campaign-finance laws immediately changes everything.

Week ending 17 April 2016

ABSCAM Agents to FBI Chief:
Bureau’s ‘reputation’ On the Line in Clinton Probe

“Decisions must be made on facts alone. Much is at stake here – people’s trust in the Bureau for years to come, as well as the Bureau’s reputation among our allies, partners, and friends as the greatest law enforcement agency in the world,” wrote John F. Good, president of the Long Island Chapter of the Society of Former Special Agents of the FBI.
How Saudi Arabia Dangerously Undermines the United States
Ralph Peters
Iran is our external enemy of the moment. Saudi Arabia is our enduring internal enemy, already within our borders and permitted to poison American Muslims with its Wahhabi cult. Iran humiliates our sailors, but the Saudis are the spiritual jailers of hundreds of millions of Muslims, committed to intolerance, barbarity and preventing Muslims from joining the modern world. And we help.
Saudis Vow to Sell U.S. Assets if Congress Decides Gov't was
Involved in 9/11 – Experts Skeptical

Obama had come under renewed pressure to release the documents ahead of a scheduled trip next week to Saudi Arabia for a summit of Persian Gulf leaders. Economists are purportedly skeptical about the Saudis making good on their vow to sell the assets, considering such a move would be difficult to execute and could severely hurt that country’s economy, which depends on the U.S. dollar.
How the U.S. Covered Up Saudi Role in 9/11
Paul Sperry
In its report on the still-censored “28 pages” implicating the Saudi government in 9/11, “60 Minutes” last weekend said the Saudi role in the attacks has been “soft-pedaled” to protect America’s delicate alliance with the oil-rich kingdom. That’s quite an understatement. Actually, the kingdom’s involvement was deliberately covered up at the highest levels of our government.
New Hillary Clinton Phone Transcripts:
Benghazi ‘Attack Had Nothing To Do With Film’

Judicial Watch announced today it has obtained new documents from the Department of State containing the telephone transcripts from the evening of September 11, 2012, in which then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton informs then-Egyptian Prime Minister Hisham Kandil that the deadly terrorist attack on the U.S. compound in Benghazi “had nothing to do with the film.”
Documents Confirm Eric Holder’s Role in Fast and Furious Cover-Up
Paul Mirengoff
“Fast and Furious” is back in the news. The reason? In January, Judge Amy Berman, an Obama appointee, ordered the Department of Justice to produce documents relating to the “gun walking” scandal that Congress had been seeking for four years. DOJ finally produced them, some 20,000 pages worth, this month.
FCC Kept ‘Obamaphone’ Fraud Under Wraps
Until After It Expanded Program

Federal regulators were instructed to keep a massive fraud investigation under wraps until a day after a controversial vote to expand a program that was allegedly used to bilk taxpayers of tens of millions of dollars, one those regulators claims. The FCC on Friday announced that it would seek $51 million in damages from a cell phone company that allegedly defrauded the federal Lifeline program of nearly $10 million.
ObamaCare Bleeding Out: Insurers Warn Losses Are Unsustainable
Health insurance companies are amplifying their warnings about the financial sustainability of the ObamaCare marketplaces as they seek approval for premium increases next year. Insurers say they are losing money on their ObamaCare plans at a rapid rate, and some have begun to talk about dropping out of the marketplaces altogether.
New Image from NASA Debunks Climate Change:
Antarctica is Growing Larger

Alicia Powe
The Obama Administration has made climate change the forefront of its domestic and foreign policy platform, repeatedly warning Americans that global warming is a greater threat than ISIS. Democrats even warn that the mental heath effects of climate change is the cause of terrorism.
RICO for Government Climate Deniers?
Paul Driessen and Ron Arnold
A self-appointed coalition of Democratic state attorneys general is pursuing civil or criminal racketeering actions against ExxonMobil, the Competitive Enterprise Institute and other organizations. The AGs claim the groups are committing fraud by “denying” climate change. The charge is bogus. The problem is not human intervention in the climate; it’s improper political intervention in climate science. It has corrupted scientific findings from the very beginning. [Note many cross-references and links]
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Jihad: Fifth “Minnesota Man” Pleads Guilty
Scott Johnson
Adnan Farah is one of the ten “Minnesota men” charged with supporting ISIS and related offenses last year. On Thursday he joined four of his co-conspirators pleading guilty under a deal offered by prosecutors. Under the deal, Farah pleaded guilty to providing material support and resources to ISIS and the prosecutors agreed to drop the remaining charges against him.
Muslims are Creating ‘Nations within Nations’,
says Former Head of U.K. Equalities Commission

Trevor Phillips says followers of Islam hold very different values from the rest of society and many want to lead separate lives. The former head of the U.K.'s equalities watchdog also advocates the monitoring of ethnic minority populations on housing estates to stop them becoming "ghetto villages." He says schools may have to consider a 50 per cent limit on Muslim, or other minority pupils, to encourage social integration.
Border Patrol Ordered by Obama Admin to Release Illegals
'Still Soaking Wet' from Rio Grande

Border Patrol agents have been ordered to release dripping-wet illegal immigrants at the Rio Grande unless they actually see them climbing out of the river, creating what amounts to "an open border with Mexico," the chief of the agents' labor union told Congress in new testimony last week.
NOW President: Abortion Is Necessary´;
First Amendment Should Be Repealed

An unofficial surrogate of Hillary Clinton, the President of the left-wing NOW said on Monday that abortion is a "necessary aspect" of "reproductive health care." Speaking to a group of leftist supports in Washington, D.C., Terry O'Neill also called for repealing the First Amendment, raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, and mandates for businesses to provide benefits to employees subsidizing contraception and abortion.
White People Singing Rihanna Could Cause ‘microaggressions’

Todd Starnes
You can’t be singing Rihanna’s “Umbrella” if you happen to be a white fella – fella. That’s what kids learned during a lesson on “privilege” and “microaggressions” in a human relations theory class at the University of Oklahoma. Ah, yes. There’s nothing quite like a bit of white-shaming courtesy of the American taxpayers. [Note: checklist included]
The High Cost of Indulging Student Protests:
'Mizzou Closes Two Dorms Due to Lack of Students'

Glenn Reynolds
Following a drop in students applying for housing, the University of Missouri will not be placing students in two dorms for the fall 2016 semester. Mizzou will be closing the Respect and Excellence halls (ironic names, given the circumstances) in order to utilize dorm space "in the most efficient manner" to keep costs down.
Melissa Click unhinged
Millennials Like Socialism – Until They Get Jobs
Emily Ekins
Mllennials are the only age group in America in which a majority views socialism favorably. A national Reason-Rupe survey found that 53 percent of Americans under 30 have a favorable view of socialism compared with less than a third of those over 30. Moreover, Gallup has found that an astounding 69 percent of millennials say they'd be willing to vote for a "socialist" candidate for president…
Investigation: EPA Leaves Dangerously Polluted Superfund Sites
Uncleaned for DECADES

Americans often must wait years or even decades before the Environmental Protection Agency begins cleaning up the nation's most seriously polluted sites that threaten public health, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found. Of the 818 superfund sites where EPA cleaning hadn’t yet begun, 771 had been waiting for at least five years. In fact, 154 of those sites were among the first added to the NPL in 1983...
Gun Lawsuit Threatens Industry, Perpetuates Blame Game
Dave Workman
Yesterday’s decision by a Connecticut judge that will allow a lawsuit by families of Sandy Hook victims against the makers of the rifle used by killer Adam Lanza to proceed could pose a threat far bigger than the immediate one to Remington and Bushmaster. The case challenges the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act (PLCAA), passed by Congress in 2005 as a response to a series of so-called “junk lawsuits” filed against the gun industry.
Mark Levin Responds to Ben Carson Shredding the Constitution,
Educates Him on Electoral College

Mark Levin responded to Ben Carson’s comments on the Jim Crow laws and the Electoral College, saying Carson was shredding the Constitution by suggesting the circumstances have changed so that we don’t need the Electoral College any longer. And so he educates Carson in a great segment on the Electoral College.
How Is the IRS Auditing Churches? Group Demands Answers
A nonprofit legal organization that advocates freedom of religion is demanding the Internal Revenue Service explain how it audits churches. "The freedom of religion is too important to … allow an administrative agency with enormous power like the IRS to just do as it pleases, with no accountability," Erik Stanley, Alliance Defending Freedom senior counsel said.
Holy Bible on List of 'Challenged' Books at Libraries
On the latest list of books most objected to at public schools and libraries, one title has been targeted nationwide, at times for the sex and violence it contains, but mostly for the legal issues it raises. The Bible... The Bible finished sixth on a list topped by John Green's "Looking for Alaska," which has been cited for "offensive language" and sexual content. The runner-up, challenged for obvious reasons, was E L James' raunchy romance "Fifty Shades of Grey."
High School Wants to Shut Down Off-Campus 'Jesus Lunch'
Todd Starnes
There's a religious liberty standoff underway in Middleton, Wisconsin. On one side is a group of Christian moms armed with Chick-fil-A sandwiches and 400 homemade brownies. On the other side are public school administrators who believe that Jesus and plump juicy chicken breasts are "divisive."
Texas Judge Resigns After Being Caught Texting
Instructions to Prosecutors to Help Win Convictions

Texas district Judge Elizabeth E. Coker is stepping down from the bench after being caught engaging in a massive perversion of justice. A whistleblower revealed that Corker was sending text messages to prosecutors with suggestions on questions to ask in court in order to secure a conviction.

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