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'We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.' - CS Lewis The Abolition of Man
“I prefer they didn’t, but if enough people decided St. Corona was the patron saint of the coronavirus, she’s just going to become that,” Moss told the Catholic site.
But St. Corona may yet make a name for herself during the COVID-19 pandemic. Full Story - NY Post - Yaron Steinbuch
Who is St. Corona?
“She’s being called on in Northern Italy where her remains are,” Fr. Pagano begins.
“She was a teenager, and was in a married relationship. She and her brother-in-law, St. Victor (they kind of go hand-in-hand) were martyred.
“As Roman soldiers gouged out St. Victor’s eyes, she cried out to encourage him to not give up. He kept the faith and boldly proclaimed it. He was martyred and then they captured her, and essentially, tied her to two bent-over palm trees and they ripped her from limb-to-limb.” Read More: churchpop.com
Universities Complicit as Hate Crime Hoax Mills Inventing Victimhood
An Ohio jury awarded the owners of Gibson’s Food Mart and Bakery $44 million in combined punitive and compensatory damages in its defamation action against Oberlin College and a top administrator. The lawsuit stems from a hate-crime hoax involving 3 black students. They fought with Allyn Gibson, the owner’s grandson, after he tried to apprehend them for stealing alcohol. The students claimed that they had been racially profiled. Advocacy groups make headlines by claiming hate crimes have surged since Trump’s 2016 election, the real surge is hate-crime hoaxes Read More: Enigmose - Andy Ngo
Oppression Mentality - Brief History of Victim Complex
Victim mentality or martyr complex in individuals is an acquired personality trait / disorder. On a individual basis the person tends to view themselves as having been victimized through no fault of their own, the tendency is to seek a villain or victimizer to blame for ones problems.
Feminists, Gays, Liberal 'Progressives' and other non mainstream groups have adopted much of this strategy into their Arsenals.
In extreme cases a victim mentality manifests itself as, or progresses into neuroticism and at times mushrooms into hostility, aggression and violence. All human beings are subject to a Victim mentality to one degree or another. The mildest being the tendency to blame someone else for your own shortcomings and the inability to accept responsibility for ones failures.
"The central belief of every moron is that he is the victim of a mysterious conspiracy against his common rights and true deserts. He ascribes all his failure to get on in the world, all of his congenital incapacity and damfoolishness, to the machinations of werewolves assembled in Wall Street, or some other such den of infamy." ..H.L. Mencken
Marxist theory attempted to rally the have nots against the haves aka Class warfare. Overthrowing the haves and creating a Utopian never never land was the ultimate goal. Nazi theory took Marxist theory to a new level and placed all the blame for Germany's misery on Bourgeois capitalism and the 'International Jewish conspiracy'. Modern day Neo-Nazi Marxists seek out Demons in popular Society and try to invent a visualization of white supremacists rallying around Donald Trump hiding beneath your bed. Read More - Enigmose - Rick Gordon
Oops - They Did it Again
Did the Ruling Cabal tip their Cards on Corona Like they did on 9-11
Shortly before the planes flew into the World Trade Center and forever altered our reality, there were some unusual goings on. In the Financial Markets certain events appear to have foretold the disaster in 2001. Some say they are merely coincidence but the abundance of coincidence leaves that a tough pill to swallow.
The possibility of collaboration amongst a ruling Cabal is quite clear.
Shortly before the pandemic flew into the United States and forever altered our reality, there were also some unusual goings on. Certain events appear to have foretold the disaster. Some say they are merely coincidence .... Full Story - Enigmose - Rick Gordon
Related: Bezos And Other Corporate Execs Sold Billions In Stock Before COVID-19 Rocked Market
Nancy Pelosi's coronavirus blunder – holding up aid package her fourth major error
The first was early on dissing the so-called “Squad,” as four female members of the progressive caucus have come to be known.
The second was appointing the distrusted and disliked Adam Schiff to lead the impeachment effort.
The third was arbitrarily delaying delivery of the articles of impeachment to the Senate in what came to be viewed as a raw power play.
And now this – interfering in efforts to calm the nation’s panic.Nancy Pelosi has made another major blunder. On the cusp of the Senate achieving a gigantic bipartisan deal to stave off a deep recession, the House speaker unexpectedly tossed in a roadblock, throwing the country and financial markets into a tailspin. Full Story - Fox News - Liz Peek
Could a ‘Draft Cuomo’ Movement Be in the Democrats’ Future?
It’s not out of the question if Biden keeps looking out of touch and irrelevant.
Democrats are publicly talking about “contingency options” for their July convention in Milwaukee in case the coronavirus persists in being a public-health threat. But privately, some are also talking about needing a Plan B if Joe Biden, their nominee apparent, continues to flounder.
Some Democrats are openly talking up New York governor Andrew Cuomo, whose profile has soared during the crisis, as a Biden stand-in. Yesterday, a Draft Cuomo 2020 account on Twitter announced that “Times have changed & we need Gov. Cuomo to be the nominee. Our next POTUS must be one w/an ability to lead thru this crisis.”
Democrats are increasingly worried that Joe Biden will have trouble being relevant and compelling in the long four months between now and when he is nominated in July. Lloyd Constantine, who was a senior policy adviser to New York governor Eliot Spitzer from 2007 to 2008, puts it bluntly: “Biden is a melting ice cube...” Full Story - National Review -John Fund
Trump’s Coronavirus Response Is Foiling His Enemies
The president is already unlimbering the economic guns and starting to spike the dreams of those who hope that the economic consequences of the anti-coronavirus measures will lose the administration its reelection.
The political aspect of the coronavirus crisis is developing in a familiar way. The president’s enemies in the media have led the propagation of panic in the country, and have been given enough encouragement to do that from the scientific community, some of whose members are enjoying their 15 minutes of world fame a little more than is seemly.
The assault on the president’s credibility as an enunciator of facts has had some success, partly because there is some reason to question his attention to facts and partly because he is routinely smeared by his media enemies.
Try as he does, unintentionally, to disguise the progress he is achieving by making exaggerated claims and injudicious utterances ... President Trump is clearly all over this problem like a cheap suit. He was right to assemble the committee he did, right to work with all jurisdictions and set partisanship aside, right to enlist the private sector from which he came and whose methods he well knows. And he was right to engage in a program of full and prompt public information. Full Story - American Greatness - Conrad Black
Sorry Libs, but Trump Continues to Get High Marks for His Coronavirus Response
Last week, an ABC News/Ipsos poll found that despite overwhelmingly negative media coverage, 55 percent of voters approve of the way Trump “is handling the response to the coronavirus," which is up from 43 percent from a week earlier. An Axios/Harris poll released at the same time showed similar numbers, with 56 percent of Americans approving of Trump’s response to the pandemic, up from 51 percent in their previous poll. A Monmouth poll released Tuesday also showed that 50 percent of Americans believe Trump is doing a good job. Full Story - PJ Media - Matt Margolis
NY Times Front Page: Trump Cynically ‘Rewriting History’ to Save His Reelection
The New York Times is consumed with using the coronavirus crisis against President Trump, with Monday’s front-page “news analysis” mocking the idea of presidential leadership during the pandemic in “Trump Shifts Image: Leader For ‘Wartime.’”
Reporters Annie Karni, Maggie Haberman, and Reid Epstein stacked the deck against Trump’s reelection right from the lead.
From the Times : "With the economy faltering and the political landscape unsettled as the coronavirus death toll climbs, a stark and unavoidable question now confronts President Trump and his advisers: Can he save his campaign for re-election when so much is suddenly going so wrong?
The option, which he has brazenly pushed in recent days, is to cast himself as a “wartime president” who looks in charge of a nation under siege...This gambit, however, requires a rewriting of history -- Mr. Trump’s muted approach to the virus early on -- and it’s far from clear if many voters will accept the idea of him as a wartime leader."
The reporters fretted voters might ignore anti-Trump stories and instead swallow Trump’s “wartime president” propaganda Full Story - Newsbusters - Clay Waters
Asia Times: US in danger of failing as a global leader
Churchill once told America 'the price of greatness is responsibility,' a message that is still relevant today.
US leaders, policymakers, journalists and academics seem to be suffering from collective dementia on their understanding of how the US became the leader of a new world order.
There seems to be a collective and misguided belief that the United States is regarded as a global superpower and leader in the post-World War II scenario because of the size of its economy and military and its strategic and technological capabilities. However, it is actually the United States’ responses to underwriting global public goods and its ability and willingness to lead and realize a global response to any crisis that has made it a global leader for the last 75 years. Full Story - Asia Times - Bhim Bhurtel
Chinese Propaganda Video Cites CNN, Democratic Politicians to Push Regime Narrative
Regime outlet cites CNN, NBC, Hillary Clinton to deny Chinese responsibility for outbreak
China's state-run propaganda outlets are using coronavirus coverage by U.S. media and Democratic politicians to push the regime narrative that the Chinese government bears no responsibility for the ongoing pandemic and that sourcing the origin of the virus to Wuhan is politically motivated.
A video posted Monday by the Global Times, a tabloid run by the Communist Party of China, uses footage of numerous American media outlets and Democratic politicians [aka Useful Idiots] to portray criticism of China's handling of the coronavirus as racist. In addition to citing CNN's Chris Cuomo and NBC's Richard Engel, the video highlights tweets from two-time failed Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and New York City mayor Bill de Blasio parroting regime talking points. Full Story - Free Beacon -
Related: Using the Name ‘CCP Virus’ Holds Chinese Regime Responsible for Global Crisis, Expert Says
Rep. Jim Banks: China’s Communist Party Should Be Forced to Pay Reparations for Coronavirus Coverup
FLASHBACK: Over The Last Year, Joe Biden Has Repeatedly Downplayed Threat Of China To The U.S. (VIDEO)
China's Diplomats Contradict Each Other In Rare Communist Party Split Over Trump
New Coronavirus Stimulus Bill In Congress Creates U.S. Digital Dollar
As the markets continue to drop and the U.S. looks to Congress for agreement on a massive stimulus package to save the economy from impacts of the coronavirus pandemic, the newest offer by House Democrats includes a very forward-looking kind of stimulus: the creation of a ‘digital dollar’ and the establishment of ‘digital dollar wallets.’ In what will send shock waves through the cryptocurrency and blockchain industry, particularly for those following central bank digital currencies around the world, this signals the U.S. is serious in establishing infrastructure for a central bank digital currency. Full Story - Forbes - Jason Barret
List: 74 actions taken by Trump to fight virus and bolster economy
In less than a week, the Trump administration has greatly expanded the actions it's taken to fight the coronavirus and boost the economy, according to its latest tally of “response efforts.”
Last week, when Secrets first ran the list, it totaled 43. By Monday, it was at 74, with many more planned this week as the White House effort shifts to focus more on the economy and treatment of those infected.
President Trump declared a national emergency, inviting States, territories, and tribes to access over $42 billion in existing funding.
Trump signed legislation securing $8.3 billion for coronavirus response.
Trump signed the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, ensuring that American families and businesses impacted by the virus receive the strong support they need.
To leverage the resources of the entire government, the president created a White House Coronavirus Task Force to coordinate response. Vice President Pence named Dr. Deborah Birx to serve as the White House Coronavirus Response Coordinator.
The president has held multiple teleconferences with our nation’s governors to coordinate response efforts and offer his full support. The president has approved major disaster declarations for impacted states like New York, Washington, and California.
In January, Trump reacted quickly to implement travel restrictions on travel from China, buying us valuable time to respond to the virus.
The president has announced further travel restrictions on global hotspots, including Europe, the United Kingdom and Ireland, and Iran.
American citizens returning from travel-restricted countries are being routed to specific airports, where they can be screened and isolated as needed.
The United States reached mutual agreements with Mexico and Canada to restrict non-essential travel across our northern and southern borders.
The administration announced it will expeditiously return aliens who cross between ports of entry or are otherwise not allowed to enter the country, as the facilities in which these aliens would be held cannot support quarantine for the time needed to assess potential cases.
The administration raised travel warnings to their highest level for other hot spot locations, like Japan and South Korea.
The president has expanded airport screenings to identify travelers showing symptoms and instituted mandatory quarantines.
The State Department issued a global level 4 travel advisory, urging Americans to avoid all international travel due to the coronavirus outbreak worldwide.
EXPANDING TESTING ACCESSIBILITY
The FDA issued emergency approval for new commercial coronavirus tests to significantly expand testing across the country.
The president secured legislation that will ensure Americans are able to be tested for free.
The administration is working with state and local partners and the private sector to open up drive-through testing sites.
The administration is working with the private sector to develop a website that Americans can utilize to determine whether they need a test and, if so, where to get it.
HHS is providing funding to help accelerate the development of rapid diagnostic tests for the coronavirus.
The FDA cut red tape to expand testing availability.
Admiral Brett Giroir – the Assistant Secretary for Health and head of the Public Health Service – has been appointed to coordinate coronavirus testing efforts. The FDA is empowering states to authorize tests developed and used by laboratories in their states.
The Department of Defense has set up 15 coronavirus testing sites worldwide.
The president signed legislation requiring more reporting from state and private labs to ensure our public health officials have the data they need to respond to this outbreak.
DoD and HHS worked to airlift hundreds of thousands of swabs and sample test kits from Italy to the United States.
SUPPORTING IMPACTED BUSINESSES
The Small Business Administration has announced disaster loans which provide impacted businesses with up to $2 million.
SBA relaxed criteria for disaster assistance loans – expanding small businesses’ access to economic assistance.
The president directed the Energy Department to purchase large quantities of crude oil for the strategic reserve.
Trump has held calls and meetings with business leaders from the pharmaceutical industry, airlines, health insurers, grocery stores, retail stores, banks, and more.
The Treasury Department approved the establishment of the Money Market Mutual Fund Liquidity Facility to provide liquidity to the financial system.
HELPING FAMILIES AND WORKING AMERICANS
The administration negotiated legislation which will provide tax credits for eligible businesses that give paid leave to Americans affected by the virus.
The administration took action to provide more flexibility in unemployment insurance programs for workers impacted by the coronavirus.
The Treasury Department moved tax day from April 15 to July 15.
Trump signed legislation providing funding and flexibility for emergency nutritional aid for senior citizens, women, children, and low-income families. USDA announced new flexibilities to allow meal service during school closures.
USDA announced a new collaboration with the private sector to deliver nearly 1,000,000 meals a week to students in rural schools closed due to the coronavirus.
The administration is halting foreclosures and evictions for families with FHA-insured mortgages.
The Department of Labor announced up to $100 million in dislocated worker grants in response to the coronavirus national health emergency.
The White House worked with the private sector to launch a central website where families, students, and educators can access online education technologies.
Trump signed legislation to provide continuity in educational benefits for veterans and their families who attend schools that have had to switch from in-person to online learning due to the coronavirus.
The Department of Education has given broad approval to colleges and universities to allow them to more easily move their classes online.
The Department of Education set interest rates on all federally-held student loans to 0% for at least 60 days.
The Department of Education announced borrowers will have the option to suspend their payments on federally-held student loans for at least two months. The Department of Education is providing waivers for federal testing requirements to states that have had to close schools.
INFORMING THE PUBLIC
The administration launched a website – coronavirus.gov – to keep the public informed about the outbreak.
The president launched a partnership with the Ad Council, media networks, and digital platforms to communicate public services announcements about the coronavirus.
The president announced guidelines for Americans to follow and do their part to stem the spread of the virus.
The Task Force is holding nearly daily press conferences to provide the American people with the latest information.
The Task Force has recommended mitigation strategies to heavily impacted communities, like those in New York, Washington, and California.
CMS announced guidance to protect vulnerable elderly Americans and limit medically unnecessary visits to nursing homes.
SUPPORTING PATIENTS AND HEALTHCARE PROVIDERS
In January, the administration declared the coronavirus to be a public health emergency.
The president donated his fourth-quarter 2019 salary to the Department of Health and Human Services for coronavirus response efforts.
The president took action to give HHS authority to waive rules and regulations so that healthcare providers have maximum flexibility to respond to this outbreak.
CMS is giving flexibility to Medicare Advantage and Part D plans to waive cost-sharing for coronavirus tests and treatment.
CMS created new billing codes for coronavirus tests to promote better tracking of the public health response.
The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy coordinated with the NIH, the tech industry, and nonprofits to release a machine readable collection of 29,000 coronavirus-related research articles, which will help scientists discover insights to virus’ genetics, incubation, treatment, symptoms, and prevention.
The administration announced that health plans with health savings accounts will be able to cover coronavirus testing and treatment without co-payments.
CMS dramatically expanded telehealth for Medicare beneficiaries, ensuring more patients can access their doctors remotely while avoiding exposure.
HHS lifted HIPAA penalties to enable healthcare providers to expand telehealth access for patients.
The VA established 19 emergency operations centers across the country and put in place visitation restrictions to limit patients’ exposure.
CMS and the VA are working to limit nonessential, elective medical procedures to free up healthcare resources.
The Navy will be deploying two medical ships to help support impacted areas.
The president announced Carnival Cruise Lines will be making ships available for hospitals to use for non-coronavirus patients.
STRENGTHENING ESSENTIAL MEDICAL SUPPLIES
The president announced he is invoking the Defense Production Act.
The president signed a memorandum directing his Administration to make general-use face masks available to healthcare workers.
HHS announced it will be purchasing 500 million N95 respirators for the Strategic National Stockpile.
The Department of Defense announced it will be providing 5 million respirator masks and 2,000 specialized ventilators to assist.
The president signed legislation removing restrictions that prevented manufacturers from selling industrial masks – which can readily protect healthcare workers – directly to hospitals.
DEVELOPING VACCINES AND THERAPEUTICS
The administration is working to help accelerate the development of therapeutics and a vaccine to combat the coronavirus.
The FDA is evaluating existing drugs that could serve as potential therapeutics for coronavirus patients.
The administration is actively working with drug manufacturers to monitor any potential drug supply chain issues.
The administration is expanding research and consulting with experts to better understand the transmission of coronavirus.
The National Institutes of Health has announced the beginning of a clinical trial for a coronavirus vaccine candidate.
Full Story - Washington Examiner - Paul Bedard
The Very Specific Reason We Shouldn’t Bail Out the Cruise Industry
The government needs to prevent short- and long-term harm wherever possible during this ordeal, which means preventing needless layoffs and bankruptcies at massive employers.
There is one notable exception to this rule, however: We should not bail out the cruise industry. The White House has repeatedly suggested that the sector would receive some sort of help, with President Donald Trump himself saying that along with hotels and airlines, cruise companies would be “prime candidates” for government aid. But they really aren’t. It would be fine to let Carnival and Royal Caribbean go under. The reason why boils down to moral hazard, the concern that by saving a company, you might encourage it to repeat bad, destructive behavior down the line.
Cruise ships are notorious Petri dishes for pathogens, prone to outbreaks of everything from measles to norovirus,
Despite the obvious moral hazard involved, there might be some argument for bailing out the cruise biz if it were truly an essential piece of the American economy Carnival, Royal Caribbean, and Norwegian—are all based in Miami, they flag their ships in foreign tax havens like Panama, Bermuda, and Liberia, which allows them to avoid U.S. corporate taxes and do an end-run around domestic labor laws. Relatively few Americans actually work on the ships (in fact, there’s only one cruise ship in the world with an all-American crew). Instead, they tend to be staffed with crews from poorer countries Full Article - Slate - Jordan Weissman
Why Most Cruise Ships are Foreign-Flagged
Cruise Ship Registry, Flag State Control, Flag of Convenience
Professors worried students will share lectures with 'right wing sites
Professors across the country are taking to social media to express their concern over being forced to deliver their course lectures online amid the coronavirus outbreak, sharing with each other tips on how to limit the number of people who are able to see what they're teaching students, and criticizing "right wing sites" and even Campus Reform, specifically.
Texas Christian University Associate Professor of Political Science Emily Farris tweeted Thursday, "if you are recording a lecture on anything controversial, be prepared for right wing sites to ask students to share it." Campus Reform reached out to Farris via Twitter Direct Messaging to allow her the opportunity to further explain her comments or to clarify. She later blocked the author of this article on Twitter. Full Article - Campus Reform - Jon Street
Fear and Loathing in the Age of Corona
Fear triggers our survival instinct, an acute stress response most commonly known as fight or flight is the end result. It refers to a physiological reaction that occurs within individuals in the presence of something terrifying, either mentally or physically. Fear induces an emotional response that causes a change in brain and organ function, as well as in behavior. Fear can make us hide, run away, freeze in our tracks or soil our skivvies.
The current chapter or sub-chapter as the case may be in Human history covers the Corona Pandemic, Wuhan flu, the China virus or Kung fu flu if you're so inclined to lean towards 'Sino-phobia'. In the political realm the presence of a crisis that evokes fear, especially a fear this universal is one way the wheat is separated from the chaff, it creates an opportunity for a vetting process between statesmen or women and scumbags. In American politics there most certainly are prophylactic galore - who'd a guessed, and the media fahgettaboutit ! Full Article - Enigmose - Rick GordonThe Left’s Politicization of Coronavirus Backfires—Bigly ‘If I do get the Coronavirus I’m attending every MAGA rally I can’ – Denver Communist Official Says She Will Use Deadly Virus as Bio Weapon Against Trump Supporters GOP House Leader McCarthy Blasts Dems for Politicizing Coronavirus: 'They Owe the American Public an Apology'Actor Rob Delaney Suggests Mike Pence Wants a Coronavirus Cure ‘That Will Only Help White People’ Facebook Busts Claim that Trump Called Coronavirus a Hoax, Flags It as ‘False Info’
Italian Virologist Says Concerns Over “Racism” Crippled Italy’s Coronavirus Response
An Italian virologist says that the country’s attempt not to appear “racist” in the early says of the coronavirus outbreak crippled the ability to properly respond to the pandemic.
Professor of Virology and Microbiology at the University of Padova Dr. Giorgio Palù told CNN that measures imposing travel restrictions and border controls were taken too late due to fears over political correctness.
“There was a proposal to isolate people coming from the epicenter, coming from China,” Palù told CNN. “Then it became seen as racist, but they were people coming from the outbreak.” Full Story - USSA News
The Revolt Against the American Order
Progressive theorists, statesmen, and theologians embraced a notion that material and spiritual fulfillment can be found in and through the good graces of the state. It represented, in theory and practice, a stunning transformation of American politics, morality, and constitutionalism.
Common experience, and modern psychology, validate the truism that people tend to see what they are looking for. In the professional realm, confirmation bias—that is, the tendency of investigators to seek and elevate that which confirms their preexisting hypotheses—is likely to constrain the gaze of even the most determined and experienced souls, and perhaps especially the most determined and experienced. Déformation professionnelle, as the French call it, is a condition that can afflict only the well trained, or at least the long inured.
Professional academics, nominally dedicated to objectivity, have not proved immune to deformation, or outright capture by professional interests, in their efforts to regulate the ebb and flow of respectable opinion. The American academy, long enjoying various forms of insulation and privilege, is uniquely positioned to generate moral hazard in the realm of ideas. A case in point is the idea of progressivism as it was transmitted by American academics, especially historians, from the middle part of the 20th century onward. Full Article - Bradley CS Watson - American Exceptionalism
Dumbing Down for Globalization
Charlotte Thomson Iserbyt was a Senior Policy Adviser during the Reagan Administration.She is best known however for her book The Deliberate Dumbing Down of America which reveals changes gradually brought into play in public schools designed to eliminate the influences of a child's parents, religious background, morality, and sense of patriotism.
In the early 1980s she met with Norman Dodd who at the time was the chief investigator for the B. Carroll Reece Committee, a US House Select Committee to Investigate Tax-Exempt Foundations and Comparable Organizations ...Dodd had previously met with Alan Gaither, President of the Ford Foundation, the following is his portrayal of the conversation.
'Mr. Gaither had sent for me when I found it convenient to be in New York, asked me to call upon him at his office, which I did. On arrival, after a few amenities, Mr. Gaither said, Mr. Dodd, we have asked you to come up here today because we thought that, possibly, off the record, you would tell us why the Congress is interested in the activities of foundations such as ourselves....Before I could think of how I would reply to that statement, Mr. Gaither then went on to say, Mr. Dodd, all of us who have a hand in the making of policies here, have had experience operating under directives, the substance of which is, that we use our grant-making power so as to alter life in the United States that it can be comfortably merged with the Soviet Union.'
From: Global Schooling: The Hijacking of American Education: 'The success of globalism rides on the back of manipulating the minds of students to reflect patterns of global dogma. These students may be academically inferior to their 1970 counterparts, but scholarship was easily traded for the globalist-friendly character traits of a global citizen, traits that will not question the globalist agenda, but that will indeed welcome it as an inevitable evolution of civilization.' Dumbing Down for Globalization - Rick Gordon - Enigmose
FAKE NEWS: WaPo Claims Trump Ignored Early Intel Briefings on Possible Pandemic
Over the past couple of months, Trump's critics have gone from accusing him of overreacting to the coronavirus outbreak to underreacting and not taking it seriously.
Now, with the help of the media, they are trying to rewrite history. A new hit piece from the Washington Post claims that intelligence agencies issued warnings about a possible pandemic back in January and February, “while President Trump and lawmakers played down the threat and failed to take action that might have slowed the spread of the pathogen.”
This allegation is easily refuted by the facts. Full Story - PJ Media - Matt Margolis
The Psychology of Viral Paradoxes
There are a lot of known unknowns and paradoxes in these times of uncertainty. Here are a few.
1) Trump is criticized as both “racist” and “xenophobic” in his condemnations of the “Chinese” virus, while he’s also criticized for “appeasing” President Xi when he makes friendly references to their coronavirus chats. How can Trump be both? ....
2) The media hype the increased number of cases (the denominator) without much attention to the number of deaths (the numerator) caused by, or perhaps mostly by, the virus. The numerator, however, is not increasing daily at a rate that’s commensurate with the denominator, despite a number of important other extenuating criteria: ....
3) The highest case numbers and deaths, as one would imagine, so far are in bicoastal, highly populated states, marked by either media and entertainment centers, numerous Chinese visitors and residents, or high-tech and financial nexuses — such as California, New York, New Jersey, and Washington State......
4) We should be somewhat suspect of data outside the U.S.
5) So far, the lethality rate is the key datum, given that, from what we tentatively know, the vast majority of people who recover have had no greater percentages of permanent lung or other organ damage than did those with the flu Full Article - National Review - Victor Davis Hanson
Media’s Negativity Won’t Dampen the American Spirit
Silver linings accompany most catastrophic events, and one major one with the coronavirus is the remarkable way Americans (and people throughout the world) have come together to fight this outbreak.
President Donald Trump and his extraordinary team of generals leading this war effort are implementing a multipronged approach to combat the spread of the disease, treat those infected with it, provide financial relief to those affected by it, calm the nation and stabilize our economy
There is not a hint of partisanship in the air, only a unified commitment to defeating this enemy and restoring America to robust physical and economic health. None of us knows what the ultimate outcome will be, but I trust that the virus' devastation will be strikingly less severe for Americans because of this assembled team of dedicated patriots.
By contrast, there is sadly plenty of partisanship and Trump hatred from the press. From the outset, many of them focused on little else but smearing Trump and his approach to eradicating the virus. Full Story - Media Research Center - David Limbaugh
Biden's Memory Isn't the Only Problem; It's His Lies - The fact that former Vice President Joe Biden, now on his third try for the presidency, remains the last "moderate" standing says more about his now-vanquished rivals than about Biden. The same media that post running tabs on President Donald Trump's "lies" ignore, downplay, or otherwise dismiss Biden's gaffes, memory lapses, and frequent incoherence.
Joe Biden Demands Trump Invoke Defense Production Act – Minutes After President Does
Coronavirus presidential briefings: Joe Biden tries to get into the act
That old Walter Mitty thing doesn't stop for Joe Biden.
He was there as vice president at the Parkland shooting. He was shot at in Iraq. He was a coal miner. His chopper was shot down by bin Laden himself over Afghanistan.
Always the irrelevant placeholder, dating at least from his Obama years when he had to beg Obama to quit making fun of him, the former vice president and now Democratic frontrunner has now decided to conduct pretend-presidential briefings on the coronavirus crisis to upstage President Trump. Full Story - American Thinker - Monica Showalter
Biden plans shadow coronavirus briefings - Joe Biden is planning a regular shadow briefing on coronavirus to start as early as Monday to show how he would handle the crisis and address what he calls the lies and failures of President Trump. - Politico - Marc Caputo
‘Wake-Up Call’: Pandemic Should Prompt the West to Confront Chinese Regime, Experts Say
“The global coronavirus pandemic should be a wake-up call for the world, and especially Western governments and multilateral organizations such as the WHO [World Health Organization], who have naively kowtowed to the Chinese regime and blindly trusted this regime that is manifestly based on lies and repression,” Rogers said in an email.
As a result of the Chinese regime’s initial coverup, the CCP virus, commonly known as the novel coronavirus, has spread to more than 100 countries, infected more than 100,000 people, and killed thousands outside of China.
At that time, it is important that “those making policy are aware of the facts and how the CCP put politics above people in the early stages of its reaction to COVID-19,” Parton said in an email.
Parton said countries should combat such propaganda efforts ... Rogers said European countries ought to “alert the world to the fact that the Chinese regime is to blame for this pandemic.” ...“The Chinese regime is the problem, not the solution,” he said. Full - Story - Epoch Times - Cathy He
Chinese Regime Spreads Disinformation to Hide Origin of CCP Coronavirus (CCP Virus）
Four Supreme Court rulings this term strengthen Trump’s hand on immigration
The confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh and Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court have proven to be consequential in advancing President Trump’s immigration agenda. Four cases decided during this term, three by a 5-4 margin, have reversed lower court decisions that sought to make it harder to restrict immigration.
With federal district and circuit courts seeking to frustrate the Trump Administration’s immigration policies, it is heartening that the Supreme Court has started to provide some clarity. Continued progress of course depends entirely on conservatives maintaining, or hopefully adding to, their fragile 5 to 4 majority on the Court. Full Story - American Thinker - Nicholas J. Kaster
You take a student loan, you repay your student loan
You take a student loan, you repay your student loan That should be the obvious, baseline understanding of how student lending works. There may be times when that should not apply, but contrary to presidential candidates Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, those times should be rare, and dependent on specific circumstances.
Federal loans constituted about 88% of total student loan volume in the 2018–19 school year. Let’s be clear what they do: They give taxpayer money to students so the recipients can get a degree and vastly increase their lifetime earnings.
What would wide‐scale forgiveness be? Straight up robbing Peter to enrich Paul. Full Article - Cato Institute - Neal McCluskey
Biden would make America dependent on foreign oil again
Fifteen years ago, the United States was importing most of its oil — 12.5 million barrels per day, or nearly twice total domestic oil production at the time. Also 15 years ago, the U.S. was emitting about 20% more in greenhouse gases than it does today. Most Americans are glad that the U.S. has reduced emissions so much while simultaneously achieving energy independence — and it's all due to fracking.
Unfortunately, both Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders want to turn the clock back to the days of higher emissions and greater dependency on foreign oil. That is the certain practical result of the policies that both men outlined in their Sunday debate. Full Story - Washington Examiner
Joe Biden's Terrible, Economy-Destroying Ideas
During Sunday night's debate with Sen. Bernie Sanders, former Vice President Joe Biden promised to wreck the American energy industry
Biden may as well promise famine and pestilence while he's at it. Well, famine. We already have a pestilence on the scene.
The hard, cold fact is both of the remaining Democratic presidential candidates have said enough. They would: Keep the borders wide open in a time of global pandemic, crush American energy production, tax the you-know-what out of job creators, and thereby destroy what's left of our economy. Full Story - Bryan Preston - PJ Media
What is the 1619 Project
Hidden Agenda of the 1619 Project
The 1619 Project is an ongoing abomination focused on rewriting the history of Slavery in America, it was the brainchild of leftarded New York Times journalist, Nikole Hannah-Jones and developed by The NY Times Magazine in 2019 with the stated overt goal of 're-examining the legacy of slavery in the United States'. It was timed for the 400th anniversary of the arrival of the first Africans in Virginia. While its overt goal seems commendable, its covert goal is evident and reprehensible. Rick Gordon - Enigmose
Remember the H1N1 Pandemic? I Don’t Either
Wuhan virus is not the first viral pandemic America has had to contend with. The last one was the H1N1 virus from 2009. How did America react to that last pandemic 10 years ago? Does anyone have more than a vague recollection of H1N1, also known as swine flu? No one will forget this current panic, but most have forgotten H1N1. American Thinker - Brian C.Joondeph, MD
Qanon Who, What, Why is Q? Are You Q?
Fall of European Civilization
“By means of caliphate…your conquest, oh Rome, is a matter of certainty. Allahu akbar!”
The uncivilized post-primitive barbarians on the outskirts of the mighty Roman Empire are largely credited with its decline and eventual fall. The same can be said of Modern Europe, the barbarous semi civilized hoards, fully immersed in the stench of Islam are conquering Europe with barely a shot fired. Is This How Europe Ends? Fortress Europe is an Illusion
Fall of European Civilization - Rick Gordon - Enigmose
Nancy Pelosi: Chinese Asset? Omar and AOC bow to Beijing.
Chinese officials are pushing back on the expression “Wuhan coronavirus” — saying the name used frequently by American conservative leaders and commentators to describe the place COVID-19 originated unfairly stigmatizes the Asian nation and borders on being racist.
The coronavirus was first detected in Wuhan, China, in December. At that time, many media around the world began referring to it as the “Wuhan virus.” But last month, after some pressure, the World Health Organization renamed the illness COVID-19 in an effort to destigmatize a specific location or group of people.
And like clockwork, here come House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and socialist Reps. Ilhan Omar and Alexandria-Ocasio Cortez.
Pelosi tweeted to House GOP Leader Kevin McCarthy, who had used the phrase “Wuhan virus”: “Bigoted statements which spread misinformation and blame Asians and the Asian American community for #coronavirus make us all less safe. @GOPLeader must delete this tweet and apologize immediately.” Full Article - American Spectator - Jeffrey Lord
Since When Are Viruses Racist?
In the identity politics world of the progressive left, everything is racist. Using the pseudo-concept of intersectionality, all grievance groups overlap, except the groups of white, male, Christian, and heterosexual. The intersectionality of those four groups represents the ultimate in racism and bigotry, the scourge of civilization.
In this mindset, it makes perfect sense for inanimate objects to be labeled as racist. For example, a “black hole” is now considered by some to be a racist term. Perhaps we should use “singularity,” since it’s so much easier for the average person to understand.
Cold weather, air, dogs, solar eclipses, and farmers markets are also considered racist to the woke progressives. So, it’s no surprise that something so small that it cannot be seen with an ordinary microscope is also said to be racist. Full Article - American Thinker - Brian C. Joondeph
MSM Triggered Over 'Chinese Virus' Phrase They Coined Weeks Ago
Conservative lawmakers, commentators labeled 'racist' for calling COVID-19 'Chinese' or 'Wuhan' virus
A Psychological Study of Trump Worth Reading
A highly-respected psychiatrist challenges the media narrative that President Trump is mentally unstable.
Donald Trump inspires almost universal disapproval and scorn among wordsmith professionals in the mental health field. He has been the target of diagnoses ranging from "pathological narcissism" to "bipolar disorder" to "dementia."
Sheldon Roth, M.D. has performed an important service, not just to history, but to the field of depth psychology. He has demonstrated ways in which it can illuminate the deep motivational wellsprings of a unique individual like Donald Trump. His psycho-biography, Psychologically Sound: The Mind of Donald J. Trump, makes real and clear the truth of Wordsworth's observation that "the child is father to the man."
Trump is in the middle of a remarkable first term during which he has disrupted the various myths of our present-day wordsmith Utopians. Full Article - American Thinker - Stephen Rittenberg
McConnell: House’s Coronavirus Relief Bill an ‘Ideological Wish List’
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) criticized the coronavirus relief bill presented by Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives, calling it an “ideological wish list.”
McConnell told the Senate that more limited legislation could be sought as he eyed the house coronavirus relief bill unveiled by House Democrats on Wednesday.
“Unfortunately, it appears at this hour that the Speaker and House Democrats instead chose to produce an ideological wish list that was not tailored closely to the circumstances,” McConnell said. “I hope Senate Democrats will not block potential requests from our colleagues today to pass smaller, non-controversial pieces of legislation today.
“One is reminded of the famous comment from President Obama’s first chief of staff: ‘You never want a serious crisis to go to waste,'” he added. McConnell: House’s Coronavirus Relief Bill an ‘Ideological Wish List’ - Epoch Times - Isabel Van BrugenDisgusting: Democrats Politicizing Coronavirus ‘Outbreak’ In The Latest Attempt To Undermine And Attack President Trump WHO Advises Countries Not To Politicize Coronavirus Outbreak as U.S. Awaits Invite to ChinaTrump tears into Pelosi, Schumer for politicizing coronavirusAOC attempts to capitalize on Pandemic blasting Trump - asserted that the “wealthy and powerful” MIGHT be getting quicker access to coronavirus testing - although she really has no clueThe Wuhan Coronavirus, Democrats, and the Media – The Left Needs to be Inoculated from Bias with the Facts
Fight Against Socialism Isn’t Over: Bernie Sanders isn't a relic. He's a preview of things to come.
Democrats are breathing a sigh of relief. Joe Biden's victories on "Mini Tuesday" make his delegate lead all but insurmountable. Bernie Sanders's electoral weakness, compared with his performance four years ago, has dulled the fear of an incipient socialist takeover of the world's oldest political party. . .Don't write off the socialist revival just yet. Sanders might not win the Democratic nomination. But this outcome does not mean the forces that propelled him to second-place finishes in the two most recent Democratic primaries will vanish overnight. Full Story - Free Beacon - Matthew Continetti
Inside China's high-stakes campaign to smear the United States over coronavirus
If you listened to Chinese state-run media, you'd think President Trump went to China and released vials of COVID-19 on groups of unsuspecting men, women and children.
Beijing has been bending over backward trying to convince the world that the United States is the real culprit behind the quickly spreading virus that's already claimed more than 4,600 lives across the globe.
It's a high-stakes strategy for the Asian nation fighting to keep its superpower status amid a national lockdown and palpable anger over claims that Wuhan, China, the epicenter of the coronavirus, at first covered it up, triggering a worldwide health and economic crisis. Full Article -Fox News - Barnini Chakraborty
What we do know from this lack of transparency is that the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) mask has slipped, and the emergence of COVID-19 and its aftermath represent a microcosm of a wider CCP modus operandi. As China enters its fifth decade since the implementation of Deng Xiaoping’s economic liberalization policies, Deng’s admonition that China should “hide its strength and bide its time” has given way to a more aggressive China on the world stage. As its role in a developing global pandemic reveals - China and the Coronavirus: A Reckoning - American Spectator - Richard Shinder
Chinese authorities are ramping up propaganda that portrays their efforts to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus in a positive light.
As censors aggressively monitor and delete posts critical of officials’ handling of the outbreak, the Chinese regime is hyping its capability to contain the disease. The central government recently declared 113 medical teams and 506 medical staffers as “model citizens” for their participation in the outbreak response. China Goes on Propaganda Offensive With ‘Positive’ Coronavirus Response Stories
How Black Republicans Gain Their Identity by Losing It
In America, a black intellectual only joins the human race by joining the right wing. I had almost said when he votes Republican. Nearly all the other black "thinkers," their writers and other disseminators of ideas, excluding maybe Oprah Winfrey and Barack Obama, are too caught up in the black question to join the rest of us.
Thus the majority of their works, if not all of them, are focused on black people and the police, or black people in history, or black people in business, or black people in politics. There's no Thomas Sowell, who's known primarily for his works on economics, or Voddie Baucham, known primarily for his lectures on Jesus and Homeschooling, or Ben Carson, known primarily for his work on brain surgery. Instead we get a slew of one-trick-ponies and racial narcissists, the likes of Ta-Nehisi Coates, Brittney Cooper, Shaun King, Al Sharpton, James Baldwin, Jesse Jackson, and Michael Eric Dyson. The primary way a black man gets ahead in the Democratic Party is by cutting himself off from the rest of humanity; by whittling himself down to something so small, so specific, so niche, that it can only appeal to black men such as himself, or to white people looking for glorify themselves for loving black people. Full Article - American Thinker - Jeremy Egerer
Trump Campaign Trolls Joe Biden With Brutal Video
“My name’s Joe Biden. I’m a Democratic candidate for the United States Senate.”
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, all men and women created by the—you know, you know, the thing.”
“An OBiden-Bama Democrat”
“Tomorrow’s Super Thursday—Tuesday”
“150 million people have been killed since 2007 when Bernie voted to exempt the gun manufacturers.”
“This is my little sister Valerie and I’m Jill’s husband. Oh no, You switched on me. This is my wife, this is my sister. They switched on me.”
“My other three granddaughters are down in Dubuque with my wife Jill and so— in Des Moines, I’m in Dubuque.
“Play the radio, make sure the television, the, excuse me, make sure you have the record player on at night.”
“Text Joe 2-3-, excuse me I have to get this right.”
“And we did that in 1976 and it was struck, I mean, excuse me, 2000—backing up here.”
“You’re a lying dog-faced pony soldier.”
“I want to be clear, I’m not going nuts.”
House Majority Whip Rep. Jim Clyburn (D-SC) responded to Biden’s strong showing on Tuesday night by calling for the Democratic National Committee (DNC) to cancel the remaining 2020 primaries and debates in order to protect him from saying something that he “cannot overcome.”
China hints at denying Americans life-saving coronavirus drugs
"Made in China" needs to END.— 🇺🇸🗽LIBERTYRINGS🗽🇺🇸 (@AFunnyValentine) March 13, 2020
Let's begin with products we INGEST.
Go ahead, call me xenophobic.#ChinaCoronaVirus #ChinaCCP
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Sex Slavery: An Islamic State—or Just an Islamic—Institution?
Is the sexual enslavement of non-Muslim women an Islamic State idea or merely an Islamic idea?
First, lest there is any doubt that ISIS members were not only convinced that it was their Islamic right to sexually enslave “infidels,” but that doing so was pious, consider this account from 2015: “In the moments before he raped the 12-year-old [non-Muslim] girl, the Islamic State fighter took the time to explain that what he was about to do was not a sin. Because the preteen girl practiced a religion other than Islam Full Article - PJ Media - Raymond Ibrahim
Origins of American Slavery
African kings and Tribal Chieftains sold their own people as well as captives from competing tribes to Moslem Traders. Moslem Traders diseminated their goods throughout the Western World. Just as in Centuries to come Slavery in the New World would be replaced by the serfdom of Entitlement. The last vestiges of de-jure slavery in America were abolished as a result of the Civil War.
In the Islamic world, slavery thrived unabated, and continues to this very day on a limited scale. Full Story - Rick Gordon - Enigmose
Levin: From China to Cuba to California, “How Many More Examples of ‘Democratic Socialism’ Do We Need?”
“What is this ‘Democratic Socialism?’” Constitutional scholar and conservative pundit Mark Levin asked his audience at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) on Saturday, commenting on the political philosophy promoted by liberals such a Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), a frontrunner to become the Democrat presidential nominee.
Democracy is anathema to Socialism, Levin said, explaining that, when citizens vote to put Socialists in power, that’s the last vote they’ll ever get: Full Story - CNS News - Craig Bannister
Gathered for the Feast at the Hotel California
“Welcome to the Hotel California, such a lovely place . . . Plenty of room at the Hotel California, any time of year, you can find it here . . .” —The Eagles, “Hotel California”
The ideal underlying inclusive zoning is overtly Communist. It suggests that everyone has a right to live anywhere they want, and that private property rights are a manifestation of privilege and oppression as much as of hard work. What great irony that this seductive siren call is a useful tool in the hands of political cronies and profiteers.
For decades, California’s aristocracy has engaged in unsustainable feasting, as they consume the leviathan carcasses of what were for a time the world’s finest water project, freeway system, and public universities. Living off a capital endowment that once provided abundance, the aristocrats of California have neglected all of these achievements, imposing scarcity on a quiescent populace instead.
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California’s flirtation with socialism in 1934
It was the depths of the Great Depression.
Unemployment in America was, unbelievably, at 22%, with 4.7 million Americans and 1/5 of Californians dependent upon public funds. The “Dust Bowl,” in the Central Plains, had wiped out more than 35 million acres of farmland, mainly in Oklahoma and Texas, sending 400,000 “Oakies” to the “Promised Land” of California.
But get this. Three-quarters of all farm jobs here were already held by Mexican immigrants, and forced deportations had begun.
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Hundreds of thousands of Americans had lost their homes. Fear was rampant, and as a result, the rise of Socialism and Communism was seen across the country, both in American labor and government.
Worldwide that year, fascism was spreading, too, as a Nazi named Adolph Hitler became “Fuhrer” in Germany, Joseph Stalin solidified his position in the U.S.S.R. and Mao Tse Tung became “Chairman” in China. Persia became Iran that year, and Japan began re-arming after pledging not to.
...1934, an avowed Socialist named Upton Sinclair was running for governor in what has been called “The most controversial election in California’s history. ... Teddy Roosevelt called him a “hysterical crackpot,” and FDR would not endorse his candidacy. Full Story - Skip Sommer - Sonoma Index-Tribune
Another Socialist Failure - California freelancers desert Democrats - Here's Why
At City Journal, Erica Sandberg asks: “Are California Democrats — responsible for the state’s new anti-gig-worker law, AB5 — so out of touch that they’re not aware of the growing anger of their constituencies?” Seems so: Under the law, “hundreds of thousands of Californians,” including musicians, chefs, nurses and writers, have found “their businesses in tatters.” And it’s leaving many freelancers “so disillusioned with their representatives that they’re changing political loyalties.” Democrats in Washington, though, appear “oblivious to the reaction in California,” and they’ve passed a “national version of AB5” in the House. When Team Trump “denounced the bill,” Californians who “normally hiss at the mention of the president’s name” cheered the administration. It could portend a California GOP revolution in the making. Full Article - NY Post Editorial Board
CEO of company claiming to have coronavirus vaccine says they are moving on to phase one of testing
A group of Texas scientists claims to have created a vaccine to prevent the coronavirus and, according to the CEO of the Houston based engineering company, it could be approved and available to the public by the end of the year.
"We're confident in the vaccine, the quality of the vaccine completely. The end result will be what the government wants to do in terms of testing," John Price, CEO of Greffex, told "American's Newsroom," Monday. Full Story - Fox News - Yael Halon
Texas-based genetic engineering firm Greffex claims to have developed a vaccine for the coronavirus. The company will soon begin testing it on animals to meet licencing requirements. - Jerusalem Post
Antifa’s Most Important Enabler: Its Legal Arm
It’s unlikely the black-masked leftist group would have been able to do so much damage around the country if not for the aid of the National Lawyers Guild.
Antifa violence will feature prominently in the lead-up to this year’s election. The left-wing movement’s numbers skyrocketed following President Trump’s 2016 victory and campaign staffers for Bernie Sanders have already predicted serious street violence should Trump win again.
Same goes for a Sanders primary loss. As another staffer recently predicted, this year’s Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee will be rife with attacks on police; enough, apparently, to make the infamous 1968 convention in Chicago “look like a f—ing Girl Scout f—ing cookout.”
With the weight of the Democrat machine now transparently behind former Vice President Joe Biden (who was the only 2020 candidate, outside of Andrew Yang, to condemn Antifa’s vicious beating of Andy Ngo last year), a “rigged” Sanders primary defeat and resulting far-left violence should be even more likely.
Busy alongside Antifa this year will be the movement’s unofficial legal arm: the National Lawyers Guild. Full Story - American Greatness - Bradley Betters
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How Google Interferes With Its Search Algorithms and Changes Your Results
Snowflake Tech Geeks Running Rough-shod over the Corporate Vision
Every minute, an estimated 3.8 million queries are typed into Google, prompting its algorithms to spit out results for hotel rates or breast-cancer treatments or the latest news about President Trump.
They are arguably the most powerful lines of computer code in the global economy, controlling how much of the world accesses information found on the internet, and the starting point for billions of dollars of commerce.
Twenty years ago, Google founders began building a goliath on the premise that its search algorithms could do a better job combing the web for useful information than humans. Google executives have said repeatedly—in private meetings with outside groups and in congressional testimony—that the algorithms are objective and essentially autonomous, unsullied by human biases or business considerations.
But that message often clashes with what happens behind the scenes. Over time, Google has increasingly re-engineered and interfered with search results to a far greater degree than the company and its executives have acknowledged, a Wall Street Journal investigation has found. Full Article Wall Street Journal - By Kirsten Grind, Sam Schechner, Robert McMillan and John West
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Finally! Some Lawfare of Our Own
It’s About Time. It’s about time our side started weaponizing the legal system to push back on out of control politicians. It’s about time we went directly after specific people along with institutions. American Thinker notes such an action by the pro-Second Amendment group, Gun Owners of America, who have stepped up to the plate. Full Article - Red State - Mike FordTed Cruz: Schumer's 'Unambiguous Threat' Should Be Disciplined Senator Hawley and 14 GOP Senators Introduce Resolution to Censure Chuck Schumer for Threatening SCOTUS JusticesChuck Schumer, Wise Guy Yet his threats against Supreme Court justices are no laughing matter Brazen Libs Literally Blame Kavanaugh Instead of Schumer for Threats on SCOTUSTrump rebukes Schumer over threat to Gorsuch, Kavanaugh: 'A disgrace he was able to say something like that' Chief Justice Roberts issues rare rebuke to Schumer's 'dangerous' and 'irresponsible' comments; Schumer fires backSchumer unloads on Gorsuch, Kavanaugh at abortion rights rally: 'You will pay the price!'Chief Justice Roberts' response to Schumer remarks Bar Association ‘deeply troubled’ by Schumer’s Supreme Court comments Josh Hawley to File for Censure of Chuck Schumer Over Supreme Court ThreatsSchumer Doubles Down: Why Didn’t Roberts Call Out Trump For Criticizing Sotomayor And Ginsburg?Chuck Schumer Has a Habit of Bullying Supreme Court Justices CNN’s Avlon: ‘No Question Schumer’s Comments Crossed the Line’ — Sounded ‘Like a Threat’Schumer tries to walk back words he used on Supreme Court justicesMcConnell rips Schumer over SCOTUS remark: It's a 'threat'
New group launches to warn young people about socialism
22-year-old Zegers recently founded a nonprofit organization called Young Americans Against Socialism, with the aim of using social media to expose the “failures of socialism” and make capitalism cool again.
“Socialism is such a threat to this country,” Zegers told Fox News. “It really troubles me.”
She added: "People in America don’t realize how good we have it. Sure we have some problems that need to be fixed, but socialism is not going to do that.” Full Article - Fox News - Andrew Oreilly
The Humanity of a Fetus and the Inhumanity of Our Abortion Politics
Wading into the abortion debate is a perilous undertaking, but Senator Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) recent incendiary remarks cannot be ignored. “From Louisiana, to Missouri, to Texas—Republican legislatures are waging war on women—all women. And they’re taking away fundamental rights,” Schumer said last week at a rally in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. “I want to tell you Gorsuch, I want to tell you Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price. You won’t know what hit you if you go forward with these awful decisions.”
Leaders of the Democratic party, like Schumer, are engaging in what might be the most despicable form of pandering imaginable. To appease a militant fringe of nihilistic, self-absorbed “pro-choice” fanatics, they are willing to legalize murder. And as Schumer demonstrates, now they are even willing to threaten anyone who may object. Full Article American Greatness Edward Ring
Creeping Transmutation of Property Rights
In 2015, the elected Montana Legislature passed a law giving Montanans a tax credit for donating to student scholarship organizations (SSOs), which help low-income parents pay for their children's private schools. The unelected Montana Department of Revenue felt it their duty to correct the will of the people by banning those scholarships from being used for religious schools. Kendra Espinoza, who wants her children to attend a religious school, fought the bureaucratic diktat, with her case ending up being heard presently by the U.S. Supreme Court.
The Court has predictably divided along partisan lines as to whether the specific exclusion of religious schools is discriminatory. But the arguments surrounding both discrimination and the Establishment Clause of the First Amendment are missing a bigger picture, and dangerously so in terms of the relationship between citizen and state.
The underlying assumption as to the nature of the aforementioned tax credit is that this money is the rightful property of the state, which, through the SSOs, it "gives" the citizen through an act of statist benevolence. But this is a warped understanding of the money's origin. Full Article American Thinker Christopher Skeet
Navy Blows Off Congressman Mark Walker About UFOs
Last summer, when there was a tremendous amount of buzz about UFOs being encountered by our Navy fighter pilots, Republican Congressman Mark Walker of North Carolina’s 6th district wrote a letter to the Navy asking for details. There was a bit of a delay, but then-Undersecretary of the Navy Thomas Modly did eventually write back to Walker. This was first reported last year by Politico, but the full contents of the (non-classified) letter weren’t released. Now The War Zone has obtained a copy of the full letter and published it. Full Story Hot Air - Jazz Shaw
Chinese Scientists Find Genetic Explanation For Coronavirus Discriminating By Race
Sir Humphrey Appleby, the Machiavellian senior civil servant in the hit 1980s British sitcom Yes, Minister once famously commented that one should “never believe anything until it’s been officially denied.”
Which meant we could be fairly confident that racial and ethnic differences in susceptibility to Coronavirus exist, because our race-denying Ruling Class so dogmatical refused to consider the evidence.
Now that’s over: a study by a Chinese research group has emerged that offers concrete proof of race differences in susceptibility to Corona virus are very real.
The study - a preprint that has not yet been peer-reviewed - is entitled Single-cell RNA expression profiling of ACE2, the putative receptor of Wuhan 2019-nCov, By Yu Zhao et al., bioRxiv, 2020] and is authored by a group of medical scientists based at Tongji University in Shanghai
The authors explain that “2019-nCov was reported to share the same receptor, Angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2)” as the SARS disease, an outbreak of which in 2003 seemed almost exclusively to kill Northeast Asians.
Based on “the public database and the state-of-the-art single-cell RNA-Seq technique” the Chinese scientists “analyzed the ACE2 RNA expression profile in the normal human lungs.” Crucially, they further found (in a comparison of eight individual samples) that the “Asian male one has an extremely large number of ACE2-expressing cells in the lung” in comparison to other races. (The database was based on analysis of eight normal human lung transplant donors of different races.) Full Story - Zero Hedge Tyler Durden
Allah in our schools
In addition to Muslim Brotherhood front groups, Saudi Arabia exerts outside influence on school curricula. The Saudis spread a lot of money around, giving it to organizations that promote Islam throughout our institutions. Schools receive a hefty sum of brand name sickness called Wahhabism. As Stanley Kurtz wrote in NRO several years ago: “…the Saudis have figured out how to make an end-run around America’s K-12 curriculum safeguards, thereby gaining control over much of what children in the United States learn about the Middle East Full Article - American Thinker Carol Brown
Citizens blast San Diego school officials over teaching kids Sharia
U.S. citizens, led by a group called Citizens for Quality Education, spoke out on Tuesday before the San Diego Unified School Board against the progressive/Marxist plan to force acceptance of Islam on students under the guise of an anti-bullying program Full Story - Conservative Base - Jim Kouri
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HOW ISLAM IS BEING INTRODUCED INTO OUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
Common Sense vs. Corruption (Again)
Trump is once again likely to be running against a Democrat who is the very embodiment of political corruption, even the most outstanding current example we have of American political corruption, aside from the Clintons of course.
The candidates who most excited the punditocracy have quit the race. Over at National Review, Jim Geraghty observes that “Elizabeth Warren departs the race without finishing above third place in a single state. Beto O’Rourke, Julian Castro, Kamala Harris, Cory Booker, and Kirsten Gillibrand quit well before the voting.”
These media candidates, of course, were also the most amusing candidates. But the circus has left town; things just got serious. The race for the party’s nomination is now down to a Marxist hardliner who has always eschewed party membership and Joe Biden, the party hack who is the pick of the Democratic Party’s powers-that-be. . .Interesting. Common Sense vs. Corruption (Again) American Greatness Robert Curry
'I have a number on my arm from Auschwitz - and people say it never happened?'
BECAUSE AUSCHWITZ WAS liberated 75 years ago, there are very few survivors left to tell the world about what happened to them.
But those that survive, like Dita Kraus (née Polach), see part of their life’s mission as spreading the word about the horrors of the Shoah. Now aged 90, Kraus has written a memoir of her time in the camps and beyond, called A Delayed Life. It comes after the publication of The Librarian of Auschwitz, a novel based on her story.
Kraus tells TheJournal.ie that it wasn’t her intention to write a memoir. “I never thought to write a book,” she says from her home in Israel, where she moved with her husband and children in 1949 to raise three children. “I just noted down events from my life. I wrote it in English because I wanted my children to read it and they know Hebrew and English.” 'Full Story - Journal.ie
Fighting the Muslim Re-Conquest of Europe on the Greece-Turkey Border
As Americans remain riveted to the corona virus and the nauseating vicissitudes of the Democrats’ battle to choose a presidential nominee -- a choice now apparently winnowed down to the Marxist or the moron -- this writer’s thoughts once again are drawn to events in Europe. The critical situation now unfolding day by day on the Greek-Turkish border may at first seem of minor concern to America, but in fact it’s a critical part of the overall struggle by patriots on both sides of the Atlantic to preserve Western Civilization. Fighting the Muslim Re-Conquest of Europe on the Greece-Turkey Border American Thinker Jared PetersonPICTURES: Greek Border in Flames as Migrants Keep Trying to Break Through
Greek villagers enlisted to catch migrants at Turkey border
EU Countries Shovel Millions of Euros at Greece Hoping to Keep Migrants Away From Their Own Borders
Europe Braces for 130,000 Refugees on the Move from TurkeyGermany: 500 Muslim migrants hunt Germans celebrating carnival and beat them upGreeks clash with mob trying to get into EuropeEuropean Nightmare As Turkey "Opens The Gates" On Refugees While Covid-19 Ravages Nearby IranGreek islanders protest against mass migration: “We want our islands back, we want our lives back”Muslim cleric: “By means of caliphate…your conquest, oh Rome, is a matter of certainty. Allahu akbar!”Number of Salafists in Germany Reaches Record High, Says Intel Agency - salafists are a militant group of extremist SunnisFrance: Nearly 20% of newborns have Muslim or Arabic first namesThe 'Great Replacement' In Switzerland Sweden: Huge explosion rocks Stockholm, PM denies any link between mass Muslim migration and rising crime rates600 pro-Iranians from German city partner protest for terrorist Soleimani Germany: Eight Arabs Attack Christmas Party at St. Nicolai and Stab Parish EmployeesFrance: Muslim killer of Jewish woman who screamed ‘Allah Akbar!’ ‘‘Dirty Jew!’ while beating her to death WILL NOT STAND TRIALTurkish President Erdogan bashes Israel, calls on Muslims to unite against the WestSweden: Muslim screams, “We Arabs are here to take over your country,” Swede who insults him gets finedSpain: Muslim migrants pour concrete on memorial to victims of Barcelona jihad massacreFinland: Leftist government chartering flights to bring Islamic State jihadis back to the countryThe Welfare State Is Tearing Sweden Apart Jews warned against wearing kippah in GermanyU.S. AMBASSADOR URGES JEWS IN GERMANY TO WEAR KIPPOT AND NOT CONCEAL IDENTITYSurge in Anti-Semitic Attacks Has Caused a 'Sense of Emergency' Among Jews Worldwide, New Report Says‘France Does Not Belong to the French!’: Hundreds Of Illegal Migrants Storm Paris AirportSwedish Municipalities Head: Chain Migration Causing New Migrant CrisisJewish activists worried as neo-Nazis parade the streets of GermanyItalian Town to Cover Crosses at Cemeteries So as Not to Offend MuslimsDenmark: Muslims riot, attack police with missiles, burn garbage cans and bikes because man throws Qur’an in the air
For Bernie the Communist, Darkness at Noon as Oil Ain’t the Only Thing That’s Rigged However shabbily he’s treated, does he deserve better?
For all the talk about Putin manipulating American elections and about communist plots, you’ve got to give it to the Democrats — the Anti-Communist Plot. Bernie Sanders, the first communist to run for American president on a major party ticket, has met his Beria. The party is over, Boinie. The communist party. But don’t fret; you still can celebrate anniversaries with Jane in Cuba or, at least for now, in Venezuela.
We have had communists run in the past, but they used to run on their own communist party ticket. So John Brennan, Obama’s CIA director, could not just cast his communist vote for any old Democrat. To get Gus Hall, Brennan had to find the column for the Communist Party USA.
It was a plot that finished Boinie, consigning him to his political grave — itself the quintessential communist plot.
Full Article Dov Fischer American SpectatorBernie versus the Democratic Party The Coming Biden and Bernie Show Bernie Sanders’ Revolution Sputtered on Super Tuesday. His Supporters Think They Know Why. MSNBC working against Bernie Sanders' Democratic nomination, critics sayDonald Trump claims Bernie Sanders and his supporters are 'being taken advantage of' by establishment Democrats
The Siege Of Waco & The Deep State
The Waco Siege started 27 years ago. It started as a raid by the ATF – Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms. The ATF was formed after the Gun Control act of 1968. In researching the ATF, I was amazed that its history consists of nothing more than an unending series of scandals and heartache visited upon (mainly) people with no criminal intent who had no idea that they were violating some extremely technical law. And that’s on a good day.
How bad is the ATF? Here’s what a Senate subcommittee said: “Based upon these hearings it is apparent that ATF enforcement tactics made possible by current federal firearms laws are constitutionally, legally, and practically reprehensible.” From that, it actually got worse.
The ATF was involved (besides Waco) in the Ruby Ridge disaster (which netted a body count that included a 14 year old boy and a mother holding a baby) as well as operation Fast and Furious where guns were intentionally illegally sold to Mexican drug criminals. It’s okay selling guns to drug cartels because Fast and Furious was named after a Vin Diesel movie, and who doesn’t like him? Full Story - Zero Hedge Tyler Durden
Waco Siege: 6 Little-Known Facts
Embers of Waco - Fiery siege at Branch Davidian compound reverberates 25 years later
Chuck Schumer, Wise Guy Yet his threats against Supreme Court justices are no laughing matter.
"Many years ago, when I was a Special Attorney assigned to one of the U.S. Justice Department’s Organized Crime Strike Forces"
In the process of an investigaton a subject / suspect made a "fatal error. ......... walked into the office and placed a small cardboard box on the agent’s desk. Then, without saying a word, he abruptly left.
The printing on the box indicated that it had once held a Smith & Wesson .38 Caliber revolver. The box was empty. The agent said nothing and continued working.
Fifteen minutes later, the owner returned and softly said, as if musing aloud, “A man is a funny creature. You never know what he might do if he’s backed into a corner.” He picked up the box and left.
The perplexed agent called his supervisor to calmly report that the owner was “acting weird.”
Weird, indeed. The next day we executed a search warrant at the dealership for the box and arrested the owner for threatening to assault a federal agent with intent to impede, intimidate, or interfere with an official investigation.
Now the statute under which the owner was charged also protects federal judges from such threats. So does the federal Obstruction of Justice statute, which defines “obstruction of justice” as an act that “by any threatening letter or communication, influences, obstructs, or impedes, or endeavors to influence, obstruct, or impede, the due administration of justice” (Emphasis added).
All of this came to mind Wednesday when I heard Sen. Schumer’s address to the pro-abortion rally on the steps of the Supreme Court Full Story - American Spectator George Parry
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-N.Y.) threats against conservative Supreme Court Justices Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh are the talk of the nation.
Speaking at a Planned Parenthood rally on the Supreme Court’s steps on Wednesday, Schumer didn’t exactly threaten to sell the jurists’ body parts after vivisection. But he did say, “I want to tell you Justice Kavanaugh and Justice Gorsuch: You have unleashed a whirlwind, and you will pay the price . . . you won’t know what hit you, if you go forward.” Full Story American Greatness - American Greatness Joe Long
Hollywood in the Trump Era: Conservatives Not Welcome
Hollywood is one leg of the Axis of Indoctrination, with media and academia completing the trifecta.
There are some outspoken nonliberals in Hollywood. Self-described "libertarian" Clint Eastwood comes to mind. But the list is short. A month before the 2016 election, I met a young actress at a party. She just arrived in Los Angeles from Michigan and excitedly told me about a meeting scheduled the following morning with one of the major agencies in Hollywood, an agency she hoped would represent her. For an actor, getting an agent -- especially with one of the major firms -- is a huge accomplishment. Later at the party, I overhead the actress say something about voting for Donald Trump by absentee ballot. I wasn't sure I heard her correctly, so I quietly asked her if she voted for Trump. She said yes. I advised her not to mention this, under any circumstances, at her meeting the next day. She was surprised, and I was just as surprised at her naivete. "This place hates Republicans," I said, "and hates Donald Trump to a degree I've never seen."
A few days later, the host of the party told me that actress called her and asked her to thank me for the warning about not sharing her politics with the agency. The actress said that for the first 10 minutes of the meeting, three agents completed one another's sentences about Trump, calling him degenerate, racist, sexist, idiotic and other things not printable. Full Story - Town Hall - Larry ElderAntonio Sabato Jr. on How Supporting Donald Trump Ended His Acting Career Conservative Hollywood Legend Orson Bean Warned of Anti-American PropagandaAcademy Awards: How did Hollywood get so 'woke'?Hollywood conservatives say more stars stay quiet to avoid public backlash, being blacklistedBlack Listing ConservativesHollywood PedophilesHollywood Gay MafiaHollywood Luciferians
Joe Biden didn't just compromise with segregationists. He was one - He fought against Civil Rights
Joe Biden helped give America the language that is still used to oppose school integration today, legislative and education history experts say.
In a 1975 Senate hearing, the legendary civil rights lawyer Jack Greenberg had something to say to freshman Sen. Joe Biden.
Greenberg, longtime director of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, took Biden to task for sponsoring a bill that would limit the power of courts to order school desegregation with busing. It was a move that followed the wishes of many of Biden’s white constituents in Delaware.
The bill “heaves a brick through the window of school integration,” said Greenberg, one of the lawyers who had won the Brown v. Board of Education case that ended legal school segregation 21 years earlier. And according to Greenberg, Biden was the man with his hand on the brick.
Biden’s role in fighting student busing more than four decades ago has received renewed attention after the 76-year-old presidential candidate touted his ability to compromise with segregationists during his long Senate career. Biden said he disagreed strongly with these Southerners’ views but needed to work with them to get things done. Biden’s comments set off a firestorm among his political rivals and some political analysts, who described his language as offensive and anachronistic. Full Story NBC News Janell Ross
🙄 Biden Dominates in Southern States with Overwhelming Black Support
90% of the Racism in America Comes from the Democratic Party and the Left - They live off it and exploit it. It is unconscionable to the degree they do this, ruining the lives and futures of the very people they say they are helping in the process.
Barack Obama is one of the worst offenders in this regard. Recently, in reaction to the horrid actions of the deranged, but solitary racist Dylann Root, the president claimed racism is in our DNA. Full Story - PJ Media Roger L. Simon
Tired of Being Mocked? No need to put up with left-wing hysteria
Last week the Washington Times had an inspirational moment. On Thursday they wrapped this venerable newspaper in a red-inked wrapper and presented readers with an evocative question. In the top half of the wrapper the editors asked boldly,
Tired of being …
Now whom do you think the Times — we call it the Good Times — was alluding to? I think we all know. The question was directed at attendees at the annual Conservative Political Action Conference, better known as CPAC. Thousands of conservatives were pouring into the area, and the Good Times wanted to greet them in style.
We have all had the same experience every time we step out of the door of our residences. It can be from an Uber driver, from an impudent high school snot who just discovered global warming, or from a card-carrying left-wing mesmerizer. All such know-it-alls have all the answers to any problem one might present to them. Doubtless, they already have the answer to the coronavirus crisis. His name is Donald Trump.
The left-wingers regularly lecture us, mock us, and, of course, lie to us. Their behavior, however, rarely ever stings, because long ago we saw through their hysteria. Full Story American Spectator R. EMMETT TYRRELL, JR.
Learning to Love Bernie Sanders, or Trying To
Any number of Obama-era liberals have been struggling, of late, to learn to love Bernie Sanders. One can almost imagine a more benign, all-volunteer version of Winston Smith’s reëducation room from “1984,” made up this time of those shaky centrists and corporate shills and neoliberal hacks whom the most fervent of Sanders’s followers love to hate, now trying to feel the love, with their own children among the happy counselors. The split over Sanders is as much generational as intellectual, and, as usual in these things, as much temperamental as ideological. Full Story New Yorker Adam Gopnik
BERNIE SANDERS’S PARANOID STYLE
Bernie Sanders’s campaign has been sounding the alarm. The “establishment,” worried sick about the Vermont socialist’s early successes, is conspiring to thwart his movement of “working people” by denying him the nomination.
President Trump has echoed this theme. Indeed, his campaign claims, absurdly, that Sanders is the victim of a coup. Full Story Powerline - Paul Mirengoff
John Ratcliffe’s Interview With Catherine Herridge Has Brennan, Atkinson, and Ciaramella Panicked
Last week, Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) was nominated as the next Director of National Intelligence by President Trump. The subsequent firestorm of protests from the Democrat-media complex is an indication that this was an outstanding selection by the President. In addition to having served as a congressman from Texas (during which time he distinguished himself in cross-examining the Democrats’ witnesses during the House impeachment hearings), he is a former federal prosecutor who spent five years at the Dept of Justice involved in matters related to national security and count-terrorism.
He gave an interview to Catherine Herridge, senior investigative correspondent at CBS that must have some members of the coup shaking in their boots. The interview can be watched in this thread, but I have provided the text afterward to make it easier to absorb and contemplate: Full Story Red State - Stu Cvrk
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Coronavirus Could Be The End Of China As A Global Manufacturing Hub
The new coronavirus Covid-19 will end up being the final curtain on China’s nearly 30 year role as the world’s leading manufacturer.
“Using China as a hub...that model died this week, I think,” says Vladimir Signorelli, head of Bretton Woods Research, a macro investment research firm. Full Story Forbes - Kenneth Rapoza
Coronavirus Craters China Manufacturing Index
BEIJING—China’s efforts to contain the coronavirus epidemic are weighing heavily on its manufacturing sector, with a second gauge plunging to a historic low as businesses endured extended factory shutdowns. Full Story - Wall Street Journal
Coronavirus Drives Manufacturing Decline in China
As a result of challenges posed by the novel coronavirus, manufacturing activity in China – the world’s workshop – experienced historic declines in February, according to two recent studies. Full Story Advertising Speialty Institute
Election cyberattacks? It’s incompetence we need to worry about
Obama Holdover Made the Call to Fly Coronavirus Patients Back to the US from Japan – Then Boasted About It
President Trump was reportedly furious after a State Department doctor ignored the President’s orders and allowed Americans, sick with the coronavirus, to return to the US from Japan.
Dr. William Walters, Executive Director and Managing Director for Operational Medicine for the Bureau of Medical Services at the U.S. Department of State, made the decision to bring the patients back to the US.
Dr. William Walters is a holdover from the Obama administration. The 'good' doctor made the call despite the president’s wishes and then went out and bragged about it. Full Story - Gateway Pundit - Jim Holt
Think Trump is ‘outrageous?’ He’s nothing compared to these past presidents
Unprecedented, unprecedented. Everything is unprecedented. Nothing like this has ever happened before.
Except it pretty much has. Whenever you see the word “unprecedented” in the media, you should ask yourself: Has this reporter ever read a history book? Make the case against Trump if you want to, but if you pretend the sorts of things he does are without precedent, you simply make yourself look ignorant.
Virtually any presidency you examine is guilty of far worse acts than whatever you think is the worst thing Trump has ever done, from John Adams’ Alien and Sedition Acts, a breathtaking offense against freedom that was meant to punish political resistance, to Millard Fillmore’s Fugitive Slave Act, which made it so the evil tentacles of the South’s slavery regime could reach up North and pluck back people who had successfully made it to freedom. Even Abraham Lincoln suspended habeas corpus and did nothing to stop his troops from shutting down newspapers they didn’t like. Full Story NY Post - Kyle Smith
Communism 101: Democrats in Ohio, California and Oregon Push Laws Demanding That Private Property Owners Allow Homeless to Camp on Their Land
A very disturbing video was posted on Twitter this weekend. A homeowner in Los Angeles claims the local government is preventing him from removing a homeless encampment from his property.
Ohio's First District Court of Appeals says governments cannot ban homeless encampments from private property
And Portland, OR, officials considered forcing private property owners to provide “resting spots” for the city’s homeless. Full Story Gateway Pundit - Jim Holt
Conservatives Think They Have This Election Won
The Democratic base seems intent on nominating an unreconstructed communist, and the Democrat elite seems intent on stealing the election and handing it over to Scrooge McSuck. This is going to be hilarious.
It is not a bad idea to take your opponents seriously, and anyone who gets a major party nomination can theoretically win. But if you look at someone like Bernie Sanders, a crusty anti-American weirdo who wants to take your money and give it to his doofus supporters, and you have to imagine that next year at CPAC, with Trump safely re-elected and the House back in our hands, we will be wondering what the hell the Democrats were thinking nominating Marxist Mondale. Full Story Townhall - Kurt Schlichter
There Is a Double Standard, But Trump Has Staff Issues One thing is clear: when Obama fired someone, it wasn’t a “purge.”
In 2010, when Gen. Stanley McChrystal and his aides were quoted in a Rolling Stone piece belittling top officials in President Barack Obama’s administration, including Vice President Joe Biden, the New York Times went into high dudgeon.
A Grey Lady editorial asked if Obama could trust McChrystal, his top Afghanistan commander, after his “hugely undisciplined comments” and argued that Obama should fire the revered general — or, at the very least, dress him down before sending him back to a combat zone.
The word “insubordination” was tossed around liberally — even though the military’s inspector general found no wrongdoing a year after Obama forced McChrystal to retire.
Beltway-think was largely united that a president shouldn’t have to put up with a general not firmly in his camp. But when President Donald Trump fires staffers who buck his agenda, they call it a “purge.” Full Story American Spectator Debra J. Saunders
Premises of Golden State Dysfunction
The policies born of the premises that guide California’s ruling elite reflect a contempt for the middle class bordering on hatred,
Anyone unfamiliar with what is really going on in California would have listened to Governor Newsom’s State of the State address on February 12 and gotten the impression that things have never been better. ...
Newsom, to his credit, immediately qualified his sunny opening with a disclaimer that might be the understatement of the century, saying, “But along with that prosperity and progress, there are problems that have been deferred for too long and that threaten to put the California dream out of reach for too many. We face hard decisions that are coming due.”
Ain’t that the truth! And Gavin Newsom, the political party he represents, and the ideology they’ve embraced, cannot possibly solve these “problems that have been deferred for too long.”
First, because Newsom and his gang created the problems, and second because the ideology to which they adhere is based on premises that are both economically unsustainable and destined eventually to deliver not solutions, but tyranny. Full Story American Greatness Edward Ring
There are Trillions At Stake….
President Trump is disrupting decades of multinational financial interests who use the U.S. as a host for their ideological endeavors. President Trump is confronting multinational corporations and the global constructs of economic systems that were put in place to the detriment of the host (USA) ie. YOU. There are trillions at stake; it is all about the economics; all else is chaff and countermeasures.
We are already familiar how China, Mexico and ASEAN nations export our raw materials (ore, coking coal, rare earth minerals etc.). The raw materials are used to manufacture goods overseas, the cheap durable goods are then shipped back into the U.S. for purchase.
It is within this decades-long process where we lost the manufacturing base, and the multinational economic planners (World Trade Organization) put us on a path to being a “service driven” economy.
The road to a “service-driven economy” is paved with a great disparity between financial classes. The wealth gap is directly related to the inability of the middle-class to thrive. Full Story Conservative Treehouse
Everything You Think You Know About Cuba Is A Lie
Here is the side of socialist Cuba we saw that the American media refuses to show you: Bread lines, gas lines, food shortages, crumbling infrastructure, crippling poverty, and an oppressed people.
A sense of relief washed over me as my documentary team huddled in the corner of the American Embassy in Havana.
The American flag flying above the building meant we had our rights again. Inside the heavily garrisoned fortress of an embassy, we were able to use the internet without massive government restrictions to book our emergency flights home. We drank our first sips of clean water. Both of these privileges we had forgotten about after three days in the socialist country.
Our morning had begun with armed government agents storming our rental house in Havana and demanding access to our rooms and camera gear. We bolted from the house with everything we could carry and fled to the U.S. Embassy. Two hours later, we boarded a flight back to America. It was the best feeling in the world.
Just a few days earlier, as our documentary team prepared for an imminent trip to Cuba, we had a distinct creative worry: “What if everything goes right?” At Turning Point USA, we take a firm stand against socialism and believe strongly in free markets. However, American media had made socialist Cuba look like a Caribbean utopia. How will we show “socialism sucks” if it did not “suck”?
Do a quick social media search for “Cuba.” You will see some beautiful images, of men in suits smoking cigars and driving vintage cars, turn-of-the-century brightly colored Spanish architecture buildings, paparazzi snaps of Jay-Z and Beyonce walking the streets of Havana, and pictures of President Obama inexplicably and peacefully enjoying a baseball game with communist dictator Raúl Castro. Full Story The Federalist Benny Johnson
Havana's dirty truths: rubbish-strewn streets spark anger at city's failings
Don't blame the embargo for shortages in Cuba
Three Pieces of Good News on Coronavirus
Amid the partisanship, fear-mongering, and political jousting, what do Americans really need to know about Coronavirus -- good news on this front, via the Wall Street Journal:
Public health experts advise staying calm and following the same precautions recommended for preventing flu or any other respiratory virus. Stick with the basics: Wash your hands, cover your coughs and sneezes, and stay at home from work or school when you’re sick...Public health experts say the threat of a coronavirus outbreak shouldn’t feel like a death sentence. Though it poses a serious risk for some—namely older individuals and those with underlying health conditions—for the majority it will likely be a relatively mild illness.
Nobody should downplay a pandemic with a death rate in the two percent range. It is very serious, and would cause a lot of deaths if the disease continues its rapid spread. However, beyond the epicenter of Wuhan -- and especially in advanced countries -- its fatality rate is much lower, and for most people who are infected, they'll experience a fairly mild illness. In more good news, Israel scientists believe they are well on their way to developing a cure: [ See: Israeli scientists: 'In a few weeks, we will have coronavirus vaccine' ] Full Story TownHall - Guy Benson
“He Was Going to Name Names… And Ends Up with a Bullet in Him” – Rep. Louie Gohmert Remembers His Friend Philip Haney on House Floor
Suicide? Obama-Era DHS Whistleblower’s Friends Say He Feared for His Life
The Next Big Hollywood Sex Scandal is Already Breaking…at Nickelodeon
By now we’ve all been reminded of actor Corey Feldman’s accusations years ago that Hollywood is home to a lot of pedophiles with massive industry influence. Feldman confirmed his own abuse and said his friend and acting partner Corey Haim had been abused even worse than Feldman himself.
“Different Strokes” actor Todd Bridges descended into drug use and madness after his success as a child actor, largely due to sexual abuse he suffered at the hands of adults he’d been left with during his years of filming.
However, this isn’t limited to a time gone by. Rumblings are growing louder and louder that one of Hollywood’s biggest producers of children’s entertainment is about to be outed as a major incubator for pedophiles.
Dan Schneider is a former actor and producer at Nickelodeon. He is responsible for nearly every one of their biggest successes in the last 20 years. Schneider has produced and written the shows that have given us breakout stars like Arianna Grande, Amanda Bynes and Victoria Justice.
Schneider has also been the subject of some very disturbing and consistent rumors for years. One need only search his name on the internet to find pretty damning rumors about him going back years. There are stories of his foot fetishes and how he acts them out on young extras alone in his office. There are stories about his relationships with his underage teenage stars and how they led to spin-off shows for the girls or blacklisting for those who didn’t participate.
Over the years many anonymous actors and users have told their stories on forums like Reddit and in chat rooms. Full Story Zero Hedge - Tyler Durden
Ousted Nickelodeon Producer Rumored to Have Abused Actresses, Received $7 Million Payout
In Sundance Doc, "Ren And Stimpy" Saluted; Its Creator Is Scorned For History Of Sex Abuse
Pedophile X-Men actor convicted of sexually abusing Nickelodeon child star is STILL working with underage kids
Conservatives, Here Is the Real Reason Why Progressives Call You Racist
Radio talk show host Dennis Prager recently penned a column in which he discussed the far-left’s penchant for smearing those with whom they disagree as racists. [See: Why the Left Calls Good People Racist ] In the piece, he accurately described the reasons for the left’s use of this political tactic.
However, while the reasons he gave are spot on, there is an even more insidious reason why the progressive left favors this political strategy – and it is something that the conservative movement should be focusing on in the battle of ideas. In the article, Prager points out two instances in which he was falsely labeled as a racist for purely political purposes.
When describing the reasons why progressives love to call conservatives bigots, he pointed out that “destroying opponents by destroying their reputations is a left-wing value.” By successfully labeling an opponent as a racist, they limit the person’s ability to make their true ideas known. It’s why they pretend that conservatives oppose illegal immigration because we hate brown people.
Prager then outlined the second reason why progressives resort to false accusations of bigotry in their political discourse: Full Story Red State - Jeff Charles
Blacks and Democrats - A perverse History
The Republican party was founded to counter Democrat attempts to expand slavery in the United States. Historical facts clearly demonstrate that the infamous Ku Klux Klan was once the terrorist arm of the Democrat Party.
In the 1960s with the success of the Civil Rights movement forced Democrats to seek a new strategy to keep the Negroes as well as poor whites 'on the plantation'. Lyndon Johnson initiated that new strategy, and explained it to his Democrat co-conspirators when discussing the Republican Civil Rights Act of 1957.
'These Negroes, they're getting pretty uppity these days and that's a problem for us since they've got something now they never had before, the political pull to back up their uppityness. Now, we've got to do something about this; we've got to give them a little something, just enough to quiet them down, not enough to make a difference. for if we don't move at all, then their allies [The Republicans] will line up against us and there will be no way of stopping them, we'll lose the filibuster and there will be no way of putting the brake on all sorts of wild legislation, it'll be reconstruction all over again' - Lyndon Johnson [ Inside the White House ]
Full Story Rick Gordon - Enigmose
The Trilateral Commission: Using Crisis As An Opportunity To Reform
A couple of years ago I posted an article that gave a brief overview of the Trilateral Commission, quoting directly from numerous former members of the institution and how their overarching goal was for the integration of nation states at the expense of self determination.
It was in the article where I argued that the prevailing model for globalists dating back to at least the First World War has been to use crisis as an opportunity, first by instigating periods of chaos before presenting themselves as the order to the ensuing turmoil. Four of the world’s largest global institutions – The Bank for International Settlements, the International Monetary Fund, the World Bank and the United Nations – were founded on this principle. Without a series of crises there would have been no rationale for them to exist.
A trend over the past few years has been how in the midst of geopolitical conflict global bodies and world leaders have called for the likes of the European Union and the World Trade Organisation to undergo substantial reforms in the wake of a rise in political nationalism and protectionism. The push for reform has been largely justified on the grounds that the international ‘rules based global order‘ – brought to be out of the ruins of World War II – is under threat, and all as a direct consequence of the growth in anti-globalisation movements that are often characterized as ‘populism‘. Full Story - Zero Hedge Tyler Durden
Melania Trump kisses firefighter in unearthed ‘New York’ cover
A racy “New York” magazine cover showing Melania Trump smooching a Big Apple firefighter in the wake of 9/11 has been unearthed nearly two decades later.
At the time of the photo shoot in 2002 — meant to be reminiscent of the iconic V-J Day smooch between a sailor and a nurse in 1945 — Trump was a little-known model named Melania Knauss who had been hired to pose on the cover of the publication’s Valentine’s Day “Singles” issue, according to New York.
Knauss — who at the time was dating Donald Trump, then known as a Big Apple property developer — was selected to star on the cover paying homage to New York’s first responders, who had become “rock stars” in the wake of the devastating 9/11 attacks months earlier. Full Story NY Post Ebony Bowden
(Re-)launching Russiagate 2020
Get ready. The media, Democrats, and partisans within the intelligence community are ready to launch their sequel to the Russia-gate 2016 lie, and it’s treading all too familiar ground.
On the heels of their impeachment debacle, somehow it seemed a propitious time for the Left to launch its sequel—Russiagate 2020: This Time We Get Him—No, Really!
The “intelligence community” (i.e., one person in the Office of the Director of National Intelligence) leapt to a conclusion; and, through the magic of leaks, the collusion media, anonymous former Obama officials and their ilk, and Russiagate carnival barkers such as Senator Chris Murphy (D-Iran . . . sorry, Connecticut) leapt into the fray and shilled for their spot in the slimelight: Full Story American Greatness - Thaddeus G. McCotter
Russia, Democrats, and the Death of Logic
'The Unauthorized History of Socialism': Lenin's 'Red Terror' sweeps Soviet Russia
"In March 1917, Czar Nicholas II of Russia abdicated the throne amid widespread unrest. That November, a Marxist faction known as the Bolsheviks seized control of the government in St. Petersburg. Onto the world stage stepped the Bolsheviks' founder and leader, 47-year-old Vladimir Ilyich Ulyanov. The world would know him by his alias: Lenin.
In July 1918, Nicholas, his wife Alexandra, the couple's five children, their doctor and their servants were brought to the basement of a house in the Siberian city of Yekaterinburg, where they were shot and bayonetted to death. Their bodies were taken to woods on the outskirts of the city and burned, soaked in acid and thrown down a disused mineshaft.
The following month, Lenin barely survived an assassination attempt. Soon after, the Bolshevik government launched a crackdown on its political opponents -- real, suspected or imagined."
... The carnage continued for many decades, its true scope has never been hammered into the Western Mind - but the Nazis would look like choir boys in comparison
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St. Louis Woman Robbed, Beaten, Stabbed by 6 Foot Somali Migrant Teen Who Is then Let Off Because He Has an IQ of 49
A St. Louis woman was robbed, beaten and stabbedby her 15-year-old neighbor last week. The teen stole her phone – twice – beat her once and then came back and beat her again with a a metal rob while she was on the phone with police.
But the six foot teen is still free. The court let him off because he has an IQ of 49.
The teen behind the attack is a Somali immigrant teenager.
Hassan is a 15 year old refugee from Somalia who lives with his family. He is 6’ and approx 175lbs, much larger than my sister. He has broken into Alicia’s car 3 different times and broken into another neighbors house. The police were involved every single time and reported that nothing could be done since he was a minor. Surely this time would be different, though. .... A juvenile court official said a staff attorney dropped the case before even going to the judge.
Full Story Gateway Pundit - Jim Holt
Minneapolis’ ‘Little Mogadishu’ Sees 56 Percent Increase in Violent Crimes Caused by Somali Gangs
Brawl Between Somali Immigrants and Locals Leaves Man Hospitalized in Maine - He later Died
The Problems With Somali Immigrants: Asylum Fraud, Juvenile Crime, Honor Crimes, Illegal Money Transfers and Islamism
More than Just the 'Anti-Greta
When climate alarmists first presented their poster-child advocate, then-15-year-old Greta Thunberg, she was taken by realists with the appropriate grain of salt. While the MSM rushed to gush all over this "brave" little girl who had somehow mustered the temerity and selflessness to skip school in the service of humanity, many dismissed her "how dare you?" message as yet another banal alarmist slogan.
So when news hit of 19-year-old Naomi Seibt, the so-called "anti-Greta," I must admit to being more than a bit skeptical. After all, is the proper response to an opponent's deployment of a preposterous puppet (she really is a hoot) a rush to Maestro Geppetto's workshop to acquire a marionette of your own?
Hardly. But, as I soon learned, unlike Greta, Naomi is nobody's puppet. And she knows it. She made that quite clear when she explained to Rebel News in December (video), "The reason I don't like the term 'anti-Greta' is because it suggests that I myself am an indoctrinated puppet, I guess, for the other side."
Ouch. But there's so much more to like here.
Full Story - American Thinker - Marc Sheppard
The anti-Greta: German teen touts climate skepticism – ‘I don’t want you to panic. I want you to think
For climate skeptics, it's hard to compete with the youthful appeal of global phenomenon Greta Thunberg. But one U.S. think tank hopes it's found an answer: the anti-Greta. Naomi Seibt is a 19-year-old German who, like Greta, is blond, eloquent and European. But Seibt denounces "climate alarmism," calls climate consciousness "a despicably anti-human ideology," and has even deployed Greta's now famous "How dare you?" line to take on the mainstream German media. Full Story Climate Depot
BAD ACTORS ARE CRASHING THE MARKETS: To Stop the Current Short Sale Attack on the Stock Market President Trump Must Reinstate the Uptick Rule
They are making a killing by short selling, and they are going to tank the Trump economy.
To Stop the Current Short Sale Attack on the Stock Market President Trump Must Reinstate the Uptick Rule
President Trump needs to reinstate the uptick rule to stop the short seller attack on the market. The uptick rule worked great from 1938 to 2007. The current modified uptick rule in place since 2010 doesn’t work. Reinstate the uptick rule and stop the short seller attack.
The Uptick Rule in place from 1938 to 2007 prevented a short sale of a stock unless the previous trade caused an increase in price (an “uptick”). It was put in place by the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 in response to the stock market crash in the Great Depression to prevent future attacks on the market by short sellers.
Full Story Gateway Pundit - Jim Holt
Devin Nunes Reveals 'The Deep State Here Is Much Worse Than Even I Thought'
California Republican Rep. Devin Nunes warned Americans that the “deep state here is much worse” than he ever thought during an appearance Wednesday evening on Fox News.
“One thing that I tell the American people every time that I speak and I go out on the road and I talk to people is that, remember, the deep state here is much worse than even I thought it ever was,” Nunes told host Sean Hannity.
“People have to remember that this is one yard in a cloud of dust. You have to wake up every day to fight because the socialist left, they worked hard to take over the Democratic Party, they work hard to get Bernie Sanders in the lead. They’re not going away.” Full Story Western Journal - Erin Coates
Dem Plans Reflect Party of the ‘Professional Class’ New report argues debt forgiveness, Medicare for All help the rich, not the poor
Although backed by redistributionist rhetoric, many programs pushed by 2020 Democrats would primarily benefit highly educated professionals, often at the expense of the bottom fifth of earners, a new report released by the conservative Manhattan Institute concludes.
The report examines the distributive impacts of major proposals, including Medicare for All, student debt forgiveness, and the repeal of key components of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). It argues that while Democratic candidates talk big about supporting workers and the poor, these programs primarily serve the interests of the wealthy.
The benefits of the new programs they have proposed, from Medicare for All to student debt forgiveness and free college, would flow predominantly to the professional class—upper-middle-class, highly educated households," Manhattan Institute senior fellow Brian Riedl writes. "Many of their tax proposals, meanwhile, would disproportionately burden low-income households or benefit high-income taxpayers."
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US students lag other countries in math. The reason likely lies in how schools teach it.
The latest results of a respected international exam given to teenagers ranked the U.S. ninth in reading, but 31st in math literacy out of 79 countries and economies. America has a smaller-than-average share of top-performing math students, and scores have essentially been flat for two decades.
One likely reason: U.S. high schools teach math completely differently than other countries. Full Story USA Today - Erin Richards
Related: Despite Common Core and more testing, reading and math scores haven't budged in a decade
Chased By A Horde Of Antifa Terrorists, Portland Police Arrest Journalist Who Was Victim of the Far Left Mob
As reported on the Gateway Pundit a couple of weeks ago, the antifa terrorists once again took over the streets of Portland to cause havoc, this time focusing their rage toward independent media. The event was originally to be a counter-protest to a KKK rally, but the KKK canceled and antifa attacked several videographers, pepper spraying them and chasing them down the streets. All the while Portland police in riot gear stood near the steps of their headquarters and watched it all happen. When the police finally jumped in and made an arrest, they arrested one of the videographers, Brandon Farley, who was running away from the threatening antifa gang.
Full Article and Video: Gateway Pundit Brock Simmons
Trump #Resistance Desperate to Turn Coronavirus into an American Tragedy
The Coronavirus, like everything these days, has turned into a political football. It’s so predictable but very unfortunate because pandemics are serious business.
We had clucking from Pelosi and Schumer because President Trump didn’t ask for enough money, he asked for $2.5B and they said the amount should be $8.5B. Why not have a call and discuss what the proper amount is and what we need to do to prepare “just in case?” Why aren’t our elected officials working together for the public interest? Those politicians who would use this potential crisis for political advantage are disgusting, hateful human beings. The Democrats don’t want Trump to handle the virus problem successfully or smoothly because they don’t want the president to look good. But that also means they don’t care if you or your family get sick and die. Full Story American Greatness - Liz Sheld
That Which Does Not Kill Us Makes Us Dumber There’s no cure for panic and hysteria.
A resilient people overcoming SARS, the Y2K bug, acid rain, and killer bees confronts yet another existential challenge in the Wuhan coronavirus. The response to this crisis resembles the resolute reaction to the 1976 swine-flu epidemic, which killed but one soldier at Fort Dix but whose immunization campaign claimed 25 lives and paralyzed many more.
The megatrends that will shape the 21st century
An enormous amount of change has been crammed into the first two decades of the 21st century — but what’s coming next will break every speed record.
The big picture: The world is being buffeted by rapid yet uneven advances in technology that will revamp work and what it means to be human. At the same time, fundamental demographic changes will alter democracies and autocracies alike while the effects of climate change accumulate, physically redrawing our globe.
In his forthcoming book, "The Precipice" Toby Ord of Oxford’s Future of Humanity Institute gives 1 in 6 odds that humanity will suffer an existential catastrophe during the next 100 years — almost certainly due to our own actions.
It’s little wonder then that a Pew Research survey last year found Americans “broadly pessimistic” about the state of the country in 2050. Full Story Axios Bryan Walsh
Comrade Sanders Declares War on the Whole U.S. Economy
Democrat front-runner Sen. Bernie Sanders has responded to his disastrous 60 Minutes interview by releasing a plan for how he would raise the estimated $60 to $94 trillion necessary (he doesn't know exactly how much it all costs, and don't ask him) to pay for his massive socialist social programs. These programs include abolishing private health insurance to replace it with a government-run universal Medicare, pushing the so-called “Green New Deal” to force the economy onto expensive and as yet unreliable energy sources, and even a $1.5 trillion government-funded child care program that he nevertheless dubs “free.” He claims he would pay for that by taxing “extreme wealth.” Sanders would also drastically weaken the military, abolish ICE, and effectively open our borders while expanding the welfare state to cover illegal immigrants. Full Story PJ Media Bryan Preston
Behind Bernie Sanders, a passionate grassroots army – with a sting
Senator Sanders’ grassroots army has made him the Democratic front-runner. But the party faces a conundrum over his most ardent foot soldiers, whom the senator so far has failed to rein in.
The supporters who have propelled Bernie Sanders to the front of the Democratic field range from septuagenarian social justice warriors to millennials saddled with student debt. But they share this: The iconoclastic senator from Vermont has awakened in them a sense of empowerment, at a time when liberals have been feeling particularly demoralized. Many put it in Kennedyesque terms, saying it isn’t just about what he can do for them – it’s about what they can do for their democracy.
While the senator has repeatedly condemned any harassment or violence in his name, his campaign – like the Trump campaign in 2016 – faces a particular challenge as it’s bringing in people who feel disenfranchised and tend to distrust the system, says Brian Levin, director of the Center for the Study of Hate and Extremism at California State University, San Bernardino.... Other Sanders supporters wield four-letter words far more frequently against his critics, sometimes with threatening undertones.
David Klion, a journalist in Brooklyn with nearly 60,000 Twitter followers, created a firestorm when he tweeted on Feb. 13: “Libs who are flirting with Bloomberg now should be aware that they are going on lists.... After the Culinary Workers Union of Nevada warned its 60,000 members in a flyer that they could lose their hard-won health care insurance under Sanders’ “Medicare for All” policy, self-proclaimed Bernie supporters unleashed a barrage of attacks against two union leaders, both minority women.
“This is your chance to fix your mistake before the millions and millions of Bernie Sanders supporters will find you and end your ability to earn a living,” said one email obtained by the Nevada Independent, calling the women “corrupt [expletive]s” and “fascist imbeciles.” “There’s a lot of slander of Bernie supporters by people who seem outraged by our passion,” writes Lizzy Vivino in another #MyBernieStory thread. “Do they ever stop to ask ‘Why are these people so energized?’” Full Story Christian Science Monitor
Grizzly Bear Shatters All Pro Wrestling Records After Identifying As Human
The pro wrestling world was rocked last week when a new challenger arrived on the WWE circuit weighing in at 890 pounds, possessing 10-inch claws, and the strength to crush bones into gelatin. “He calls himself ‘the Grizzly’ and he is unlike any other wrestler anyone in the WWE has ever come up against,” said wrestler Seth Rollins from his hospital bed after a brief run-in with the massive opponent. What makes the Grizzly so unique? He is a trans-grizzly bear; the man recently decided to identify as human after being born an Alaskan grizzly bear. Along with his new identity, he has embraced his dream of becoming a champion human pro wrestler. Full Story Satire by Babylon Bee
💥 Girls sue to block participation of transgender athletes
The families of three female high school runners filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday seeking to block transgender athletes in Connecticut from participating in girls sports.
Selina Soule, a senior at Glastonbury High School, Chelsea Mitchell, a senior at Canton High School and Alanna Smith, a sophomore at Danbury High School are represented by the conservative nonprofit organization Alliance Defending Freedom. They argue that allowing athletes with male anatomy to compete has deprived them of track titles and scholarship opportunities. Full Story AP News - PAT EATON-ROBB
Trump's reshaping of ‘Ninth Circus’ appeals court has stopped a lot of 'liberal judicial activism'
President Trump has reshaped the “notoriously liberal” U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, according to Carrie Severino, the conservative Judicial Crisis Network's chief counsel and policy director, who noted it was often referred to as the “Ninth Circus.”
The former law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas made the comments Monday on “Fox & Friends” in response to a Los Angeles Times article titled “Trump has flipped the 9th Circuit — and some new judges are causing a ‘shock wave.’”
The article said that when President Trump talks about his accomplishments in office, “he frequently mentions his aggressive makeover of a key sector of the federal judiciary — the circuit courts of appeal, where he has appointed 51 judges to lifetime jobs in three years.”
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, which encompasses California, Arizona, Alaska, Hawaii, Montana, Nevada, Idaho, Guam, Oregon and Washington, was a liberal bastion that has been aggressively reshaped into a more moderate court by the Trump administration. Full Story Talia Kaplan - Fox News
"Veteran" Ninth Circuit Judges Complain to L.A. Times About New Ninth Circuit Judges
Trump has flipped the 9th Circuit — and some new judges are causing a ‘shock wave’
The Left Dumps NeverTrump?
After working in tandem for four years to try to destroy Donald Trump and everyone in his orbit, NeverTrump and the Left are breaking up in a very public and a very ugly way. And for those of us who’ve been close observers of this twisted political romance, watching their divorce play out is deeply gratifying.
The split couldn’t be happening to a more deserving couple—or dare I say, in honor of former Representative Katie Hill (D-Calif.), a more deserving throuple since it also included a willing canoodler in the corporate media.
But, for now, it looks like they are done brushing each other’s hair and sending late-night boozy texts confessing their mutual lust and loyalty.
NeverTrump is getting the boot for breaching the boundaries of this toxic relationship by daring to opine about the seemingly unstoppable candidacy of Bernie Sanders. Trouble in paradise began when NeverTrump changed the mood music from Orange Man Bad to Crazy Bernie Bad as the commie senator from Vermont began to dominate early Democratic presidential primary contests. Full Story American Greatness - Julie Kelly
Never forget the media’s blind eye to Obama’s corruption
The media is outraged that former Illinois governor Rod Blagojevich only had to serve eight years out of a fourteen-year sentence for corruption. They say it sends a bad message that political corruption is OK. But what is outrageous and sends a message that political corruption is OK is when the Justice Department, most of the media, and other Democrats didn’t care about the massive political corruption of Barrack Obama throughout his political life and supported him no matter what he did.
Obama was above the law. Full Story Jack Hellner -American Thinker
Sonia Sotomayor Falsely Accused GOP-Appointed Justices of Doing What Democrat-Appointed Judges Do
Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor projected when she accused her Republican-appointed peers of acquiescence to the Trump administration, said Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) in an interview on Breitbart News Sunday with special guest host Joel Pollak.
Sotomayor dissented in the Supreme court’s 5-4 decision in Wolf v. Cook County, upholding the federal government’s authority to restrict immigration from foreigners who would become financial burdens on taxpayers as “public charges.” Full Story Robert Kravchik - Breitbart
President Trump Calls on Sotomayor and Ginsburg to Recuse Themselves From His Supreme Court Cases
President Trump responded from India via Twitter on Tuesday local time to a scathing dissent by Justice Sonia Sotomayor released Friday that accused the conservative majority justices on the Supreme Court of being biased in favor of the Trump administration. Trump called on Sotomayor and her fellow Trump-hating Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg to recuse themselves from cases involving or relating to him. Full Story Kristinn Taylor Gateway Pundit
Sotomayor Can’t Handle Trump Winning - Rush Limbaugh
They said Vince Foster Killed Himself, They say Epstein and 48 other people connected to the Clintons and Obama killed themselves. Now they're telling us that DHS whistleblower and patriot, Philip Haney killed himself Good-Bye, Amigo, and Rest in Peace, Patriot William Marshal - Townhall.com
DHS Whistleblower against Obama Found Murdered
Exposed Muslim Brotherhood Infiltration in USA
Philip Haney was a scientist who also studied Arabic culture and language. He has specialized in Islamic theology and the strategy and tactics of the global Islamic movement. He was a founding member of the Department of Homeland Security and worked as a Customs & Border Protection officer. He won numerous awards and commendations for producing actionable reports that helped identify hundreds of terrorists.
Haney told Sean Hannity in 2016 that he was ordered during the Obama administration to scrub the record of Muslims in the US with terrorist ties.
Other than Law Enforcement Today and the Gateway Pundit - his death remains scrubbed from news media and /or un-reported. Full Article Enigmose - Rick Gordon
Whistleblower Philip Haney’s Close Friend: “He Warned Something Could Happen to Him… It Will Be Falsely Called a Suicide”
💥 Official Statement From Amador County Officials: Obama Whistleblower Philip Haney’s Death Appears to Be by “Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound”
Trump allies assembled lists of officials considered disloyal to president
Allies of President Trump have reportedly been assembling lists of government officials deemed to be disloyal to the president and have worked to find pro-Trump replacements for them.
Axios reported Sunday that the lists, which have become more important since Trump's acquittal in the Senate's impeachment trial, have been assembled by allies of the president outside the White House, including Ginni Thomas, wife to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas.
The lists and memos of targeted officials have been compiled since 2018, according to the news outlet. One list reportedly compiled by conservative activists of Groundswell, an organization with which Ginni Thomas is affiliated, contained a list of State Department employees who should be fired, including John Sullivan, the current U.S. ambassador to Russia. Full Story The Hill John Bowden
The Next Coup Against Trump Has Begun
As the intelligence agencies for all intents renew Operation Crossfire, it’ll take more than Richard Grenell to ward them off.
It was inevitable. After the Democrats failed to evict Donald Trump from office through the Mueller investigation and then the ridiculous impeachment over the Zelensky telephone call, they would have to try something else to ruin him before the November election. Rush Limbaugh was the first to predict that they’d go back to the “Russia collusion” narrative, and they have. Full Story American Spectator - Jed Babbin
In 2020 if Sanders is the Democratic nominee, the NeverSanders movement will be far larger, far wealthier, far more influential—even as it is likely far quieter—than were the vociferous but anemic NeverTrumpers of 2016.
Almost everything the Democratic Left said about Donald Trump causing a Republican Party implosion proved untrue—and yet is proving true this year of the Democrats.
Trump’s agenda, for the most part, was Reaganesque, with a few important exceptions—closing the border and enforcing immigration law, getting tough with China’s unfair trade policies, restoring assembly and manufacturing jobs to the hollowed-out interior, avoiding optional wars abroad, and trying to drain the proverbial federal swamp of its careerist bureaucrats and revolving-door apparatchiks.
Even before Trump’s governance, the NeverTrump Right was emasculated, largely because its pundits and politicians could offer no alternative party agenda superior to Trump’s. Moreover, they had spent much of their lives advocating most of the very policies Trump was advancing, and increasingly was getting results.
2020 Sanders is their presumed 2016 Trump, at least as mainstream Democrats see it. Bernie is a supposed destructive outsider who loathes the party establishment and has a fervent base that is oblivious to their candidate’s inconsistencies and prior embarrassing associations and rhetoric—and doesn’t give a damn whether he takes down the party in the 2020 election on his singular, narcissistic crusade to become president. Full Story American Greatness - Victor Davis Hanson
MSM takes abrupt break from anti-Trump frenzy for a ‘never Bernie’ moment on the eve of Nevada caucus
Sanders sends Democratic establishment into panic mode
'Never Sanders' needs to step up its game
Has Bernie Sanders ever lavished the kind of praise on the United States that he has heaped on the old regime of the Soviet Union, the dictators of Venezuela, or the Communist masters of Cuba? Has he ever praised the United States, period? When it comes to the United States versus its enemies, the guy is on the other side. It’s probably past time to take Sanders seriously and take a look at the kind of foreign policy he is most likely to pursue. It is certainly past time to get a clue about the deep meaning of Bernie Sanders. Stalin's Last Laugh Power Line - Scott Johnson
Democratic presidential front-runner Bernie Sanders likes to market himself as a wise old man who just happens to have clown hair but is right about everything, such as the War in Iraq. Yet his opposition to the Iraq War was dictated not by cool-headed geopolitical calculations, but the lifelong habit of romancing American enemies — as is typical for communism-lovers.
The recently surfaced press conference Sanders gave following his return from his honeymoon in Yaroslavl, USSR, is a great example of leftist naïveté about totalitarian regimes. For Bernie to fawn over Soviet culture the way he did indicates a staggering degree of incuriosity. I was only 15 and growing up in Kharkiv, now Ukraine, when the couple visited the USSR, and I’m not impressed when I watch Sanders sing Moscow’s praises - I Lived In Soviet Russia When Bernie Sanders Visited, And He’s A Communist Dupe
No Bernie, Denmark is Not a Socialist Utopia
Socialist/communist presidential candidate Bernie Sanders loves to sing the praises of a small Scandinavian country, Denmark. It seems he has fallen out of love with his previous favorite countries, the Soviet Union and Cuba, which he “warmly praised” in the late 1980s.
After spurning the USSR, the country he spent his honeymoon in, shirtless, singing along drunkenly with his fellow communist comrades, he has moved on to northern Europe as representing his idea of utopia.
"I think we should look to countries like Denmark, like Sweden and Norway," Sanders said, "and learn what they have accomplished for their working people."
Danes may indeed be happy, but they bristle at being called socialists.
"I would like to make one thing clear," Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said recently in a speech at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government. "Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy." Full Story American Thinker Brian C. Joondeph
MSNBC Suggests FBI Should Track Young White Men Online, Radicalize Them, Provide Resources for Creating Explosives, Then Arrest Them
In a shocking segment, MSNBC’s Katy Tur suggested that the FBI should be tracking young white men online to radicalize them, provide resources for creating explosives, and then arrest them. Tur was comparing young white men to ISIS terrorists in an interview with Frank Figliuzzi, the former Assistant Director for Counterintelligence at the FBI.
.......... New Jersey’s annual Terrorism Threat Assessment report, released Friday, raised the threat of “white supremacists” higher than ISIS or al Qaeda. Full Story Gateway Pundit Cassandra Fairbanks
School launches secret program to turn kids 'trans' without telling parents
'This is a life-altering decision that educators have no business making'
A Wisconsin school district's policy of allowing students of any age to transition to a different gender and use a different name while at school without parental notice or consent has drawn a lawsuit from angry parents.
The Wisconsin Institute for Law & Liberty and the Alliance Defending Freedom are representing 14 individual parents from eight families who contend the policy violates constitutionally protected parental rights.
"This is a life-altering decision that educators have no business making," said ADF Senior Counsel Roger Brooks. Full Story WND
Public Charge' Immigration Rule Upheld by Supreme Court
Donald Trump's rule changes the so-called "public charge" rule that withholds green cards from immigrants dependent on government services. Federal immigration law says that immigrants desiring permanent legal status can be denied if they are likely to become a "public charge."
Previously the government defined "public charge" as anyone receiving cash benefits. Those getting food stamps or housing assistance were exempt. The rule change means that green cards will only go to those who are free of dependency on government.
New York and Illinois sued the administration over the change and federal judges issued injunctions preventing the rule from being enacted. In January, the Supreme Court lifted the New York injunction and on Friday, the court lifted the Illinois order. Full Story PJ Media - Rick Moran
Supreme Court allows 'public charge' rule to take effect nationwide - The Hill - Edward Moreno
Leftists Have a Meltdown After Justice Sotomayor Claims Her Colleagues Are Biased
The Supreme Court on Friday issued a 5-4 ruling upholding the Trump administration's public charge rule, which withholds green cards from immigrants that are dependant on government welfare programs. Typically, the government looks at cash assistance programs but the Trump administration recently expanded that rule to include non-cash assistance programs, like food stamps TownHall - Beth Baumann
Supreme Court Lifts Last Bar To Trump Immigration Rule, Over Furious Sotomayor Dissent - Washington Free Beacon - Kevin Daley
Immigrant Welfare Statistics and Scams - Funding the Plunder
Liberal media claims that undocumented / illegal aliens are ineligible for most major federally funded entitlement programs and contrary to Trumpet calls, can not therefore be abusing the welfare system. Many people naively believe this muddled trivia and think that immigrants are ineligible for public asisstance. A few years back, Congress attempted to make immigrants ineligible for most forms of welfare. However persistent pressure from immigrant advocacy groups led to cloaked Congressional backpedaling. Coupled with the Obama regime agenda most of the 1996 welfare reforms were rendered impotent. Immigrant welfare use and abuse has remained at the same per capita level.
The CIS [Center for Immigration Studies] published a study of immigration and welfare use that clearly demonstrates that more than half of immigrant households enrich themselves with at least one government welfare program compared to 30 percent of American households. Full Story - Rick Gordon Enigmose
A Zone of Free Stuff, Forever
Democrats have all but endorsed open borders this year. Law-abiding American taxpayers might have second thoughts.
Democratic presidential candidates want to make the U.S. border an existential problem. If anybody has doubts about that, check out Joe Biden’s recent interview with Mexican government mouthpiece Jorge Ramos, who thinks he has a right to set U.S. policy.
When Biden was vice president, the United States deported millions of people, probably the only positive action of the 44th president formerly known as Barry Soetoro. Barack Obama’s vice president now thinks all of those deportations were a “mistake,” because legal as well as “undocumented immigrants” are key contributors to the U.S. economy. So accepting all comers, Biden says, “is not a burden. It’s a gift.”
Ramos loved it, for good reason. According to the Bank of Mexico, Mexicans abroad sent back $33.48 billion in 2018. Without that money, Mexico might collapse, so one can understand what Ramos is on about.
The vast majority of the Mexican remitters reside in the United States illegally. Americans have been told for years that 11 million illegals occupy the country, but according to MIT and Yale experts, it turns out to be closer to 22 million. Full Story American Greatness - Lloyd Billingsley
Why They Hate Trump
Nearly 50% of the American political world hate President Trump. Truly hate him. This is no mild disregard like it was for President Bush 43 “Dubbya,” he of the cowboy foreign policy. This is not the “He’s a total lightweight but he’s pretty harmless so we can sandbag him,” disrespect they had for George HW Bush. This is even deeper than the outright derision and scorn in which they held for Ronald Reagan.
No, this goes farther. This is hatred on a deep, visceral level. A we’d-revert-to-violence-if-we-could-get-away-with-it hatred. They really, really hate him -- personally, politically, any way you can slice it. Here's Why Full Story American Thinker - Steve Feinstein
Media Serves Up Comedy in Effort to Get Trump
I don’t believe that Donald Trump has ever deployed the Twitteresque acronym “ROFLMAO” (rolling on the floor, laughing my ass off). But I know that he appreciates the sentiment because of something he said way back in February 2018.
At that time, at the apex of Robert Mueller’s Excellent Adventure, President Trump observed that people were “laughing their asses off in Moscow” at the malevolent Keystone Cops antics of the Get Trump Brigade. “If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S.,” the president observed, “then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams.”
That was—and is—exactly right, as was his follow-on observation: “I never said Russia did not meddle in the election, I said ‘it may be Russia, or China or another country or group, or it may be a 400 pound genius sitting in bed and playing with his computer.’ The Russian ‘hoax’ was that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia—it never did!”
Period. Full stop. End of story.
But not, of course, the end of the comedy. Full Story Epoch Times Roger Kimball
Sexualization, Pornography, and Grooming in the Schools
Here's what one girl described:
In 6th grade our school started the FLASH curriculum. I will never forget the day our MALE teacher taught us what intercourse was. That was mortifying. We had to sit and hear very personal things with boys constantly joking about it. It made me feel violated, like I was just an object. Since the sex ed curriculum started, those kinds of things go on all year long. Sexual comments are common. Boys will even grab girls' butts at school, including mine. When addressed, they simply move on to someone else. I want it to stop but if you say anything you are made fun of and no one takes you seriously. This is wrong but everyone seems to just accept it and girls suffer in silence. Sexual harassment is being tolerated and actually encouraged by the culture that has been fueled by sex being in every day at school.
Girls already have a hard time being respected and having sex discussed every day just makes it hard. I, and many others, prefer to have these sensitive discussions at home with those we trust, not in front of our peers and teachers. And by the way, opting out is not really an option. Anyone who does that gets teased and bullied even more. This really should be an elective class that you CHOOSE to take. Why can't it be that way? We should have a choice.
In my other class we are learning about our first amendment rights. I am supposed to have the right to exercise my religious freedom yet every day I am being forced to go against it in order to pass a class. I am a pastor's daughter. Where are my rights? Where is my right to have safe boundaries? I don't want this mandated on me and I certainly can't imagine making younger kids go through this.
Today I ask you to guarantee that ALL kids' voices are heard. Please vote no and give us a real choice, a choice to keep our honor. Full Article - American Thinker Amy Contrada
Ineffective, Immoral, Politically Convenient: America’s Overreliance on Economic Sanctions and What to Do about It
American sanctions target around two dozen countries, with some states experiencing what amounts to near total economic embargoes. Why are these policies in place, what effects do they have, and how successful are they in achieving their geopolitical objectives? Sanctions have massive humanitarian costs and are not only ineffective but likely counterproductive. On these points, there is overwhelming agreement in the academic literature. Such policies can reduce the economic performance of the targeted state, degrade public health, and cause tens of thousands of deaths per year under the most crushing sanctions regimes. Moreover, they almost always fail to achieve their goals
The popularity of sanctions owes more to the domestic interests of politicians than their ability to achieve geopolitical goals. American policymakers show little interest in the empirical research on sanctions and they often do not supplement trade restrictions with diplomatic efforts that can help achieve a bargain.
The history of American sanctions can be traced to the Trading with the Enemy Act of 1917. Through statutory interpretation and legislative amendments, that law has, in the words of Benjamin Coates, “transformed over the decades into a broad writ of executive authority to wage economic warfare against loosely defined enemies virtually anywhere and at any time.” Full Article Cato Institute
Virgil: Trump Drains the Deep State, Finally!
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Interesting new headline from Axios: "New White House personnel chief tells Cabinet liaisons to target Never Trumpers.” The article details the efforts of John McEntee, just chosen by President Trump to be the new chief of presidential personnel, to target disloyal people within the administration.
As the article put it, Trump’s injunction to McEntee is, “Purge the ‘bad people’ and ‘Deep State.’” Full Article Breitbart - 'Virgil'
The Cruel Reality Of Life As One Of The Media’s Never-Trump Waterboys -
Media bias is an old constant. It has never and will never go away. A reporter or host can use all the proper, sanitized words he wants, but behind the scenes lie the decisions that went into which stories to pursue and which to drop; where to pull back and where to push forward; who to interview, who to skip; what is most important versus what can be buried or even cut.
And then, of course, there’s the cool kids’ club. True, it more strongly resembles grown and embittered theater kids who never quite made it, but it’s Washington, so things are not very real.
This club is a place anti-Trump conspiracies are treated with the upmost seriousness and obviously implausible pronouncements are called conventional wisdom; where Jim Acosta gets high-fives for reporting conspiracy theories and heckling Easter egg rolls; where people can be incorrect again and again to the point of irrelevance yet still maintain columns, airtime, and glowing profiles about their bravery in the face of wrong. Full Article - The Federalist Christopher Bedford
‘Historically Unpopular’ Trump? Look at the Real Numbers
Ignore the spin. It’s a combination of wishful thinking by Trump’s enemies with a relentless brainwashing campaign by the media.
It is easy to find plenty of stories from the usual suspects alleging Trump is unpopular—for example, in just the 24 hours prior to writing this, there were several. CNN offers “Trump is generally unpopular in California,” in a story that talks about Trump’s successful fundraising, successful campaigning, and high Republican primary turnout.
The Atlantic informs us, “The president’s treatment of immigrants at the border is inhumane and wildly unpopular with Latinos”—this in a story titled “Latino Support for Trump Is Real. And that’s a problem for Democrats.” (That embedded link in the quote from the Atlantic story, incidentally, goes to a summer 2018 story from Guardian, a British publication whose expertise on the subject of Latino politics is, at best, suspect.)
Reading Eagle tells us that “Buttigieg . . . warning that Trump ‘can absolutely win again, as unpopular as he may seem,’”—far be it for any reporter to not work Trump’s supposed “unpopularity” into his stories somehow, even when the stories appear to be about how he is . . . well, popular! - Full Article American Greatness George S. Bardmesser
Lady Justice Spurns Her Blinders For Trump Associates
People like Justice Amy Berman Jackson, who claim to hold the greatest devotion to our institutions, who purport to cherish the rule of law above all else, are the ones responsible for systematically demolishing it all.
The claim sounded like something from Representative Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) or Rachel Maddow or any number of Russian collusion propagandists: “He was not prosecuted for standing up for the president. He was prosecuted for covering up for the president.”
Those words, however, were not uttered on MSNBC but rather in a federal courtroom by Amy Berman Jackson, a U.S. district court judge seated in the nation’s capital, whose job is to ensure the fair administration of justice based on the rule of law. The “he” Jackson was referring to is Roger Stone, a Trump confidant; the “president,” of course, is Donald Trump.
Now, Stone wasn’t charged with covering up for the president nor did the indictment against him suggest as much. There was nothing to “cover up” as election collusion is a fantasy concocted by the Democrats and the news media. But the Obama-appointee was on a roll; facts, at that point, didn’t matter to Jackson. (In a tweet Thursday morning, Schiff echoed Jackson’s evidence-free remark, claiming Stone “did it to cover up for Trump.”) Full Story American Greatness - Julie Ponzi
'Woke' Media Fail to Notice Historic Cabinet Appointment by Trump. Of Course They Did.
These days we're often regaled with news stories highlighting firsts – 'she's the first LGBTIQ++ Latinx to graduate from the Che Guevarra School of Global Warming who has devoted her life to petting same-sex kittens, tilling community gardens while simultaneously running Riverkeeper kayak trips for one-legged dogs found on the streets of Portland.'
You get it.
So it was rather surprising to discover that mainstream news stories of the first openly gay White House Cabinet member – ever, ever – were left on the newsroom floor. Full Article PJ Media - Victoria Taft
Hunter Biden was pretty useful for Burisma after all
With a story like this, now we know what he had to sell - a pay-to-play game that guaranteed access for any corrupt company that would put him on the payroll, goosing their access and influence to the State department and its policymakers. Hillary Clinton ran the State department on a pay to play basis, up until her departure in 2013, and apparently her successors were little different.
Here's McCaughey's sequence of events as a reminder of just how this all worked:
April 15, 2014: Burisma sends Hunter Biden's business partner, Devon Archer, $112,000.
April 16, 2014: Archer visits Vice President Biden at the White House.
April 21, 2014: Vice President Biden arrives in Ukraine bearing millions in aid for the Ukraine energy industry.
May 12, 2014: Hunter Biden joins Burisma's board.
February 2015: Ukrainian authorities seize the property of Burisma's CEO and go after unpaid taxes.
March 2016: Biden demands that Ukraine's top prosecutor, Viktor Shokin, be fired, and threatens to hold up $1 billion in U.S. loan guarantees.
It signals that President Trump was right to withold aid to Ukraine until this kind of behavior could be sorted out.
Democrats impeached him for that. This new information now shows that what they were really doing was covering up for a massive pattern of Democrat corruption. Full Story American Thinker - Monica Showalter
Palestinians’ Factory of Israeli Atrocities
Israelly Cool reported Tuesday that Palestinian “journalist” Mustafa Batnain tweeted a “heartbreaking photo from Gaza” depicting a baby inside a cardboard box, presumably the little one’s only shelter amid rampaging, savage, brutal IDF forces. There was just one catch: the photo was actually not from Gaza at all, but from Idomeni, Greece. It’s all in a day’s work for the Palestinian factory of Israeli atrocities.
The photo was just the latest of innumerable examples of the deception that is perpetrated on an industrial scale by Palestinian propagandists in order to make Israel seem to be an oppressive occupying power. Discover the breadth and sophistication of this deception, and its deleterious international effects, in The Palestinian Delusion: The Catastrophic History of the Middle East Peace Process. Full Story Front Page Magazine - Robert Spencer
The Prisoner who escaped with her Guard
He has thought of everything.
He has cut the wires to the surveillance cameras.
He has volunteered for a longer night shift.
He has even laid out shoes for her by the back door. ...
He wasn’t taking any chances, and was also taking a gun. Kim tried to persuade him to leave it behind but Jeon was adamant.
Surviving capture wasn’t an option. A show trial in North Korea and execution would almost certainly be the punishment - particularly since the guard was absconding with a prisoner. “If they stopped me, I was going to shoot them and run. If I couldn’t run, I was going to shoot myself.”
It was an unlikely friendship - the prison guard and the prisoner. .........
Her Crime: she took a boy from her village into the mountains to take a call from his mother, who had defected to South Korea, they were followed by the secret police.
“I told them I would pay as much as they would want me to and I begged and begged. But [the official] said because the son already knew everything they could not hide my crime and cover for me.”
In North Korea, activities which involve or suggest a relationship with an “enemy state” - South Korea, Japan or the US - can earn a North Korean a stiffer sentence than killing someone ............. Full Story BBC - Hyung Eun Kim
Polarization Narrative Is a Triumph for Leftism
The sharp divide in our politics is not an unfortunate consequence of rising extremism or some other trans-ideological cause. It is exactly what the American Left has wanted all along.
When commentators regret the ferocious polarization in the United States following the election of President Donald Trump, conservatives must be wary. Polarization as a term to describe the political scene has strategic value for liberals. In calling what has happened to our country a problem of a disappearing middle, liberals obscure actions of the Left that have produced the antagonisms of the present. Here’s how it works. Full Article American Greatness - Mark Bauerlein
Postcard From Pre-Totalitarian America
Folks, Americans are extremely naive about what’s coming. We just cannot imagine that people who burst into tears in the face of gentle mockery of their political beliefs can ever come to power. They are already in power, in the sense that they have mesmerized leaders of American institutions. I’m telling you, that 2015 showdown on Yale’s campus between Prof. Nicholas Christakis and the shrieking students was profoundly symbolic. Christakis used the techniques of discursive reason to try to establish contact with these young people. None of it mattered. They yelled and cursed and sobbed. The fact that he disagreed with them, they took as an assault on their person. And Yale University caved to them!
This stuff is so outrageous that we can’t wrap our minds around how these people will ever come to rule us. Listen to what these people who grew up under communism are saying! Nadine Gordimer said: ... “All the young are candidates for the solutions of communism or fascism when there are no alternatives to despair or dissipation.”
The religion of social justice is rushing in to fill the vacuum. Nice liberals, and nice conservatives, cannot allow themselves to think of where this might go. Solzhenitsyn knew better: Full Article American Conservative - Rod Dreher
The Myth of Bernie Sanders’s Honesty
Love him or hate him, and avowed socialist Bernie Sanders does evoke extremes in feeling, but even conservatives often credit him with being honest. They shouldn’t. Not only has the Vermont senator and presidential contender changed positions to capture today’s “woke” Democrat Party left flank, but there are three factors to be considered when assessing honesty, and Sanders fails in the most dangerous way possible.
Oh, he certainly possesses authentic passion. Sanders isn’t empty to the core, as an early Arkansas Democrat critic said of Bill Clinton; he’s not a full-fledged opportunist such as Queen of Mean Amy Klobuchar or Pistol Pete Buttigieg, whose Marxist father, unbelievably, was a founding member of the International Gramsci Society (you can’t make this stuff up!). Nonetheless, Sanders would certainly understand late comedian Lenny Bruce’s observation, “We’re all as honest as we can afford to be.” Full Story - American Thinker Selwyn Duke
Peter Schweizer: How Bernie Sanders has used his public service to enrich his family - According to Schweizer's investigations, Sanders' wife Jane Driscoll Sanders was appointed to several positions of influence when he was mayor of Burlington, Vt. After the pair were married in 1988, she received a big pay increase — ignoring objections from the city council.
"Bernie ignored them and that began this pattern of sort of steering money – taxpayer money and campaign money – to his family," the "Profiles in Corruption" author said.