Exodus 18:21  21 "But choose men of ability from all of the people. They must have respect for God. You must be able to trust them. They must not try to get money by cheating others. Appoint them as officials.   
Crooked Hillary vs. big mouth Trump


The AP's review of federal records, regulatory filings and correspondence showed that almost all the 82 corporations, trade associations and other groups that paid for or sponsored Clinton's speeches have actively sought to sway the government — lobbying, bidding for contracts, commenting on federal policy and in some cases contacting State Department officials or Clinton herself during her tenure as secretary of state...With so much attention (rightfully) being paid to Hillary's email scandal, Benghazi lies, foreign policy debacles, and domestic policy failures, other important stories and controversies often get short shrift. For instance, her opacity and dishonesty regarding the Clinton Foundation and her lucrative speeches have simmered on the back burner for months, sporadically flaring up when she's confronted with questions about them. On Good Morning America this week, Hillary rebuffed a young Democrat who challenged her to release the transcripts of her paid speeches that reaped millions in fees.. The speeches have been shrouded in privacy. Her staff has limited photographs and at times even confiscated cell phones.




1)  Please pray to God, our Heavenly Father for forgiveness & blessings. 2) We cannot be great if we are broke, see http://www.usdebtclock.org/ & https://www.ssa.gov/OACT/TRSUM/index.html      3)  We need to cut our unaffordable, greedy, wasteful, fraud-filled, abusive, corrupt, incompetent Fed Gov't at least in half by privatizing what we can, moving to the States what we can & streamlining what little is left to save our liberty & country by enacting Liberty Amendments, such as term limits & a balanced budget by http://www.conventionofstates.com/4) The powers delegated by the proposed Constitution to the federal government are few and defined. Those which are to remain in the State governments are numerous and indefinite. The former will be exercised principally on external objects, as war, peace, negotiation, and foreign commerce; with which last the power of taxation will, for the most part, be connected. The powers reserved to the several States will extend to all the objects which, in the ordinary course of affairs, concern the lives, liberties, and properties of the people, and the internal order, improvement, and prosperity of the State. https://www.congress.gov/resources/display/content/The+Federalist+Papers#TheFederalistPapers-45 5) The IRS must be abolished & replaced by the FAIR tax that should go through the states as it did before the 16th Amendment, see http://fairtax.org/, plus the EPA along with most other Fed agencies need to be moved down to the state level. 6) Also, all the back stabbing collaborators/RINOs like Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell etc. & all the Democraps, who bankrupt our country financially & morally need to be primaried/voted out ASAP; get informed at https://www.conservativereview.com/7)  We need Affordable Gun Ownership with Constitutional Concealed Carry & defense training for law abiding citizens, see http://www.gunowners.org/ or http://guntalk.com/site30.php  8)  Finally, we must return to personal responsibility, self-sufficiency, gratitude and God’s way, see  https://outreachjudaism.org/category/articles/page/2/ .    


http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/anti-federalist-arguments-against-complete-consolidation  Anti-federalist Brutus summarized the issue thus: “The first question is…whether the thirteen United States should be reduced to one great republic…or whether they should continue thirteen confederated republics, under the direction and controul of a supreme federal head for certain defined national purposes only?”  The result, Anti-federalists believed, would be a powerful tyranny, in which the national government exercised its virtually unlimited powers to oppress the people and deprive them of their liberty.



Devarim - Deuteronomy - Chapter 22  5   A man's attire shall not be on a woman, nor may a man wear a woman's garment because whoever does these [things] is an abomination to the Lord, your God.


Devarim - Deuteronomy - Chapter 33  25 (Stone Edition Chumash)  May your borders be sealed like iron and copper..

Nechemiah - Nehemiah - Chapter 3   13 Hanun and the dwellers of Zanoah repaired the Gate of the Valley; they built it, and they erected its doors, its locks, and its bolts, and a thousand cubits in the wall until the Dung Gate.  15And Shallun, the son of Kol Hozeh, the ruler of the district of Mizpah, repaired the Gate of the Fountain; he built it and roofed it and erected its doors, its locks, and its bolts, and the wall of the pool of Shelah toward the king's garden and until the steps descending from the City of David.  19And Ezer the son of Jeshua, the ruler of Mizpah, repaired next to him a second measure, opposite the ascent to the armory, at the corner.








Nechemiah - Nehemiah - Chapter 4  9And it came to pass when our enemies heard that it had become known to us, that God had frustrated their counsel, that we all returned to the wall, each one to his work.  10 And it was from that day on, half of my youths did work and half of them held spears, shields, bows, and coats of mail, and the rulers were behind the entire House of Judah.  11 The builders of the wall and the carriers of the loads were loading, with one hand doing the work and one holding the sword.


Devarim - Deuteronomy - Chapter 13  1.Everything I command you that you shall be careful to do it. You shall neither add to it, nor subtract from it.   2.If there will arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of a dream, and he gives you a sign or a wonder,   3.and the sign or the wonder of which he spoke to you happens, [and he] says, "Let us go after other gods which you have not known, and let us worship them,"   4.you shall not heed the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of a dream; for the Lord, your God, is testing you, to know whether you really love the Lord, your God, with all your heart and with all your soul.   5.You shall follow the Lord, your God, fear Him, keep His commandments, heed His voice, worship Him, and cleave to Him  6.And that prophet, or that dreamer of a dream shall be put to death; because he spoke falsehood about the Lord, your God Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, and Who redeemed you from the house of bondage, to lead you astray from the way in which the Lord, your God, commanded you to go; so shall you clear away the evil from your midst.





Hillary’s “experience:  'Libya in flames, Syria in flames, Iraq exploding, Iran deal not working, ISIS not dismantled'  The plans are not working. Of course, the reset button that she brought to Moscow led to major crisis with Russia in Ukraine, in Crimea, let alone the rise of jihadi homegrown cells around the world.  “So if you base your judgment on how she strategically positioned herself, at least in the region let alone other regions in terms of North Korea or Russia, then we think it would be much better to have another candidate become president of the United States,” Phares said.


Hillary Clinton has “No Soul” says Benghazi Survivor!



By running on four more years of Obamanomics, Hillary Clinton is guaranteeing that struggling Americans will never get ahead. Donald Trump is a successful businessman who knows what it takes to create jobs and get our economy back on track.



Fast and Furious is one of the many scandals that has not gotten the judicial or media attention deserved. Who can forget the ongoing IRS scandal, billions of taxpayer money wasted on Obama’s cronies’ Solyndra scam, the illegal monitoring of journalists’ phone records, unconstitutionally waging war without Congressional approval, and of course, Benghazi. Not to mention committing treason by sending billions of dollars to America’s sworn enemy, Iran.  The Fast and Furious weapons ceded to the drug cartels have been used for other crimes in Mexico, used to kill a Border Agent named Brian Terry, and turned up  at the scenes of violent crimes in Phoenix, as well as at least 11 other violent crimes across the country.  In December of 2012, Mexican beauty queen Maria Susana Flores Gamez was murdered by someone using a gun provided by Obama Fast and Furious debacle.  Even Mexican drug kingpin, ‘El Chapo,’ managed to get his hands on a .50-caliber rifle courtesy of the Obama administration.  These and other murders and violent crimes occurred – simply because Barack Obama needed to feed his ego and be the man who crushed Second Amendment rights in America.



While running for president in 2008, Mrs. Clinton attacked Barack Obama as unprepared for office, including unprepared to take a three a.m. phone call. Then, when serving as Secretary of State, Mrs. Clinton herself did not take the three a.m. phone call and our ambassador to Libya got murdered in the process. Publicly, Mrs. Clinton's response was to blame a YouTube video instead of recognizing a terrorist attack.



The leader of America's most prominent communist party credits Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders with helping usher socialism into the political mainstream, but says it's essential to back Hillary Clinton if she defeats Sanders in the Democratic presidential primary.  The nearly century-old Communist Party USA hasn't run a presidential candidate since 1984 and softened its ideology following the collapse of the Soviet Union. It does not advocate the violent overthrow of the government, but rather socialism through the ballot box.  Bachtell, who lives in Chicago, says the party's 5,000 or so members and Sanders are similar in ideology. "A lot of what he says we've been advocating for a long time – redistribution of wealth, public universal health care, free college tuition," he says. "The bulk of our membership is backing and supporting and voting for Sanders."  Bachtell says he doesn't adhere to the revolutionary strategy of "heightening the contradictions" of capitalism to hasten the arrival of socialism and sees the Green Party, while close in ideology, as a potential spoiler that would help Republicans win elections.



On Thursday’s Mark Levin show, The liberal response in America to the terrorist attack in Tel Aviv has left no doubt that the modern Democratic Party is filled with deep anti-Semitism.  the Democrat Party is an anti-American and anti-Constitution party.  Hillary is the first major party nominee who is under federal criminal investigation.



What is unusual is this is the first time a sitting president has endorsed someone facing possible federal indictment, and with whom the decision to indict could ultimately rests.  That appears to be a conflict of interest, on that obstructs justice.


Did Obama ever send Hillary an email? If so, didn't he know it was going to a private server? Did he ever text or talk to Hillary over her nonsecure private cell phone?  Donald should ask LOUDLY in the media about how President Obama communicated with Madam Clinton. Because we all now know Hillary was receiving all her emails over the public Internet. Right?

But there’s a big problem with that. That means the president could not communicate with her over the White House classified system. Classified IT systems are not connected to the public Internet. So Obama would have had to have an unsecured computer or cell phone to communicate with Secretary of State Clinton over the public Internet. Right?  And if he used an unsecured computer or cell phone to send classified communications to his secretary of state, then the president also broke the law.  If Hillary sent him classified emails over the public Internet, that means he received them on his personal unsecured computer or cell phone. Right? That would be breaking the law too.   Security violations are required to be reported immediately to a security officer, so responsive action can be taken. Failure to report a security violation is also a violation. Did the attorney general report this violation?  Anyone getting emails from Hillary knew. Certainly Vice President Biden was in on the national security email chain. Key national security officials were also all on that chain. So they knew. It was their responsibility to report this security breach by Hillary. If they didn’t, they are all liable for “Obstruction of Justice.”  Here’s one more very real scenario. Could Hillary be blackmailing President Obama?



Hillary Clinton received a classified intelligence report stating that the Obama administration was actively supporting Al Qaeda in Iraq, the terrorist group that became the Islamic State.  The memo made clear that Al Qaeda in Iraq was speaking through Muhammad Al Adnani, who is now the senior spokesman for the Islamic State, also known as ISIS. Western and Gulf states were supporting the terrorist group to try to overthrow Syrian dictator Bashar al Assad, who was being propped up by the Russians, Iranians, and Chinese, a “SECRET” classified memo was sent to various top Obama administration officials and agencies, including to the State Department and to Clinton’s office personally.  “The document is an IAR, an intelligence information report,” said Christopher J. Farrell, who serves on the board of directors of Judicial Watch, which obtained the document.  The report identifies Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) as being one of the principal elements of the Syrian opposition, which the West was choosing to “support.”




Fifteen years after the 9/11 attacks, American citizens appropriately still go through stringent and time-consuming security procedures before boarding airplanes.  Yet we do not know who or what is crossing our southern land border.  A nation that does not control its borders cannot be truly secure and cannot have a rational immigration policy.  We build effective walls and fences around publicly owned baseball stadiums -- so that people cannot get in unless they have paid for a ticket. We build them around important government buildings -- so people cannot enter until they have been vetted.  Are those walls and fences symbols of an unwelcoming nation or simple acts of prudence?


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Hillary Clinton in 2006 says US need to secure borders, and illegals should be deported




The best way to deal with this threat is to acknowledge it and destroy the enemy. In addition, Obama has disarmed this country when it comes to military and law enforcement. Their hands are tied by purposeful ignorance and leftist idealism.

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Obama’s Snooping Excludes Mosques, Missed Boston Bombers (June 12, 2013)

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Imam Speaking in Orlando Said Gays Must Be Killed Out of ‘Compassion’

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Sessions: More Than 570 Charged, Convicted or Connected to Terror Since 9/11; Almost All Muslims

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Obama’s Steep Defense Cuts Endanger U.S. Security (August 1, 2014)




Obama is now showing his anger – not to the radical Islamic terrorists – but to law-abiding American citizens.  After three speeches following the Orlando terror attack, Obama has not once united the American people. Instead we get lectures about Islam and gun control. Also, the fact that Republicans can’t respond to Obama is appalling.  there was a 6 month period in 2011, where Iraqi’s were prevented by the Obama Administration from coming into the U.S. because of terrorism.

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The Obama Administration Stopped Processing Iraq Refugee Requests For 6 Months In 2011

Florida governor: Obama hasn’t called me


(Marxist Muslim Owebummer)  Huckabee pointed to FBI Director James Comey's admission that Mateen was the subject of a 10-month probe triggered by boasts to co-workers at a private security firm that he had connections to al-Qaida and had mutual acquaintances with the Boston Marathon bombers.  "So why in the world did they drop the investigation and walk away after 10 months? Huckabee said that at the same time the Obama administration was "arguing for the right to gather electronic data on every US citizen, including reporters, it was abandoning real leads."  As well, he said, the administration was "killing a serious terrorist investigative unit and deleting its files, and removing experts and training materials on how to identify threats, all because those things might be seen as culturally insensitive to Muslims. This is how political correctness kills


another massacre by jihadis, and Hillary Clinton wants you disarmed and defenseless. Vote accordingly.

Everyone else sees the truth – these jihadi freaks are going to keep killing us and the left/Democraps wants to keep flooding the country with them while simultaneously disarming us.  As liberals dump more and more criminals back into the streets, they simultaneously want to strip us of our means of self-defense.

So if you are LGBT, or Jewish, or live in New York or Boston, or are a country worker, or a military recruiter, or if you have a family, or if you simply don’t want to be at the mercy of radical Muslims and common criminal scum, vote accordingly. 


Anti-gun members of Congress are using the tragedy in Orlando as a political chess piece to move their personal anti-gun agenda.  It is critical that you send this email around to your family, friends and fellow pro-gun supporters and urge them to take action TODAY.  Anti-gunners around the nation are currently flooding capitol hill with misinformation, so now is the time to let our voices be heard.

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A man who took two co-workers hostage at an Amarillo, Texas, Walmart Tuesday was a Muslim refugee from Somalia, and that fact came as no surprise to those who track the federal government’s robust refugee resettlement program.  Amarillo is bursting at the seams with foreign refugees, from Africa, Asia and the Middle East, and its mayor has pleaded repeatedly with the government to stop sending refugees to his city.  But they keep coming.  The schools are stretched, and the local police department is having a hard time getting a handle on the rising crime.  On Tuesday, it was just another example. Mohammad Moghaddan, a Somali refugee, was shot and killed by sheriff’s deputies after he had taken two Walmart employees hostage.

Moghaddan, 54, was a current employee of the store, and his actions were quickly declared “a case of work place violence” by the sheriff’s office. The hostage taker, armed with a handgun, was shot dead by a SWAT team as terrified shoppers were ushered out of the store.   The bottom line is to keep wages down, and this is why Republicans in Congress typically go along with the Democrats in supporting the refugee program. Even as they talked tough against Syrian refugees late last year, they voted by majority to fully fund President Obama’s expanded refugee program in the $1.1 trillion omnibus spending bill.  The state of Texas is suing the federal government, seeking a stronger role in the resettlement process, as is the state of Alabama. But Tennessee has the strongest legal case against the feds, suing them on 10th Amendment grounds alleging the program is a violation of state sovereignty.


In an eerie development on concerns about Islamic terrorism, New Mexico police have apprehended an illegal Middle Eastern woman in possession of the region’s gas pipeline plans.  According to Judicial Watch, authorities in Luna County – which borders Mexico – pulled the woman over during a traffic stop. The woman was described as an “Islamic refugee.” After the plans were found, county authorities alerted the U.S. Border Patrol and the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Joint Terrorism Task Forces, or JTTF, which has been deployed to the area to investigate.  The pipeline plans include the Deming region, situated about 35 miles north of the Mexican border and with a population of about 15,000. Deming is considered one of the “10 worst places” to live in New Mexico due to drug cartels, gangs, unemployment, poverty and crime.  The constant smuggling across the porous southern border extends beyond drugs. Organizations such as Judicial Watch have documented how Mexican drug traffickers also smuggle Islamic terrorists into the U.S. via remote farm roads or rural airfields.


Malley controlled negotiations, while Rhodes focused on media perception. The Times report even quoted Malley as saying, “we created an echo chamber. [The media] was saying things that validated what we had given them to say.”  NPR, a publicly and privately funded organization was easy to pressure, because the Obama administration was not alone. A Nonprofit Quarterly report by Michael Wyland of May 2016 explains that NPR received significant funding from Ploughshares Fund, a global security company. In fact, NPR has received over $700,000 over several years and $100,000 just for research on the Iran Nuclear Deal. While this is a lofty donation, it is not an innocent one.  Ploughshares has not been shy to discuss their position on the deal. A post on the Ploughshares website entitled “How we won” explains in detail the avid support for the deal.  This evidence alone makes it nearly impossible to believe NPR would be able to remain impartial in their reporting of the deal — their two funding drivers, the government and Ploughshares, favored the deal.   But what is this service to the American people? Being a propaganda outlet? Lying about their coverage? Allowing Democrats and large companies to control public knowledge?


“Hillary’s not the only one on the ballot this November,” Viguerie said. “The Supreme Court for the next 30 years is on the ballot. The Second Amendment is on the ballot. Religious liberty is on the ballot. Open borders is on the ballot. It’s either Donald Trump or all those things will happen, and we probably will lose our country.”


Over the years American voters have grown accustomed to the phrase “the lesser of two evils” when it comes to casting their vote in an election.  


more than 15 million Republicans, a majority of primary voters, pulled the lever against Donald Trump during the 2016 GOP primary race—the most in American history. Had Cruz, Kasich, and Rubio stayed in the fight through the end of the race, the numbers would have been even worse for Trump.  To save the party, the country, and to stop Hillary Clinton, delegates must do what the majority of GOP primary voters did: reject Trump.  Rules for binding convention delegates are determined every four years, shortly before every GOP convention. Prior to the convention, a committee composed of 112 members (two from every state and the six U.S. territories) gather together to approve a set of rules for how the convention will operate.  The nomination does not belong to Trump, no matter how many times he and others in the media say it does. It belongs to the party as a whole, and the party has governing rules in place that allow it to change the rules, unbind delegates, etc.   It may not be fair, but what is fair about forcing a majority of Republicans to accept a candidate they don’t want?  A man who lies, cheats, and steals his way to the top has no moral high ground to stand on when he himself is “cheated.”



None of the issues important to conservatives are front and center; there’s no discussion about liberty, Constitution, national security, cutting government or deficit spending. If Trump loses it won’t be because of conservatives or Ted Cruz, it will be because of Trump and his surrogates. Also, why doesn’t Trump reach out to conservatives instead of reaching out to Bernie Sanders supporters because they agree on trade.



The notion that Obama for America could rebrand itself as 'Organizing for Action' and receive 501(c)4 tax-free status as a nonprofit -- especially in light of the IRS targeting scandal -- should be preposterous on its face, yet it's reality.   It also declared its explicit intention to literally sell access to the White House and Obama himself.  Flashback to 2013:  Next month, Organizing for Action will hold a “founders summit” at a hotel near the White House, where donors paying $50,000 each will mingle with Mr. Obama’s former campaign manager, Jim Messina, and Mr. Carson, who previously led the White House Office of Public Engagement. Giving or raising $500,000 or more puts donors on a national advisory board for Mr. Obama’s group and the privilege of attending quarterly meetings with the president, along with other meetings at the White House. Moreover, the new cash demands on Mr. Obama’s top donors and bundlers come as many of them are angling for appointments to administration jobs or ambassadorships.  More than a dozen of the 39 named donors to the Obama Foundation have visited the White House for exclusive gatherings and events, according to a new report from the transparency group MapLight.  How appropriate that his cozy private meetings with six-figure Obama Foundation donors were off-the-books.



(buying favors, bribes) According to a New York Post article (May 22, 2016), in just two years, Hillary Clinton -- former first lady, senator from New York and secretary of state -- collected over $21 million in speaking fees. These fees were paid by Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Deutsche Bank, Fidelity Investments, UBS, Bank of America and several hedge fund companies.



"Clinton Cash" is based on Peter Schweizer's book "Clinton Cash: The Untold Story of How and Why Foreign Governments and Businesses Helped Make Bill and Hillary Rich," which was reviewed in this column a year ago. When seen on the big screen, "Clinton Cash" is even more chilling than the book, for it deals with the astounding amounts of money that were directed to the Clintons while Clinton was secretary of state and Bill was on the speaking circuit. Since leaving their offices at the White House, the Clintons have amassed a fortune last calculated at over $135 million.  The Clinton Foundation now is now worth an astounding $2 billion.  The documentary was about the Clintons' worldwide corruption.


In April 2015, Bill Clinton was forced to abruptly resign from his lucrative perch as honorary chancellor of Laureate Education, a for-profit college company. The reason for Clinton’s immediate departure: Clinton Cash revealed, and Bloomberg confirmed, that Laureate funneled Bill Clinton $16.46 million over five years while Hillary Clinton’s State Dept. pumped at least $55 million to a group run by Laureate’s founder and chairman, Douglas Becker, a man with strong ties to the Clinton Global Initiative. Laureate has donated between $1 million and $5 million (donations are reported in ranges, not exact amounts) to the Clinton Foundation. Progressive billionaire George Soros is also a Laureate financial backer.  Throughout ten Democratic Party debates, Establishment Media have not asked Hillary Clinton a single question about she and her husband’s for-profit education scam.


Bill and Hillary Clinton’s attack on Donald Trump over Trump University could invite increased scrutiny of the Clintons’ involvement in a for-profit education scandal in which a company that runs shell colleges paid Bill Clinton $16.5 million to be its pitchman.  While the Clintons were collecting millions, Hillary Clinton’s State Department funneled at least $55 million to a group run by the college company, Laureate Education Inc., according to Peter Schweizer’s book “Clinton Cash” as Breitbart reported.

Clinton abruptly resigned from his post as “honorary chancellor” in April 2015 when the disclosure was publicized.  Documents uncovered by Washington-based watchdog Judicial Watch show Laureate Education paid the former president through a “shell corporation” pass-through account that evidently passed State Department scrutiny while Hillary was secretary of state.  The firm is being sued by several online graduate students for allegedly dishonest practices, and a 2012 U.S Senate report found that more than half of Laureate’s online Walden University revenue went to marketing and profit,” the Miami Herald noted.


why all the focus on Trump University? It would be better to focus on the liberal indoctrination mills like our public schools. Are you happy with quality of education in public schools?



Funny things always happen to Bill and Hillary Clinton, friends have this nasty habit of turning up dead.



President Bill Clinton had similarly tough-on-immigration views.   Check out the video below by Numbers USA, which compares statements Clinton made during his 1996 State of the Union address to some of Trump’s rhetoric about immigration on the campaign trail.



The Obama/Clinton/Kerry foreign policy continues to destabilize and endanger the world. The 2016 election was always going to be of utmost importance, and this situation only serves to underline that fact. 


Enter Bill and Hillary Clinton, and a woman they'd prefer to forget: Dolly Kyle. Kyle, with a law degree from SMU, survived an affair with the future governor and president. And then it got dirty.  Kyle's new memoir, "Hillary: The Other Woman," is a journey down a dark alley of Clinton Corruption. Readers might put hands over their mouths from time to time, but one can't look away. The book is that riveting.  In Chapter 23, Kyle discusses a sordid episode in Billy's life (okay, his whole life is sordid), in which rumors he fathered a child with a black prostitute reached the local media. Notice how Kyle exposes how Clinton even then was parsing words in legal-speak and Clinton-speak, when questions surrounded whether he had fathered a "black baby":  Billy could not have had "a black baby" because Billy is not black. He could, however, have a half-black, half-white baby, but no one asked him about that.  It's sort of like in the first hours of the Monica Lewinsky story, Clinton sat with veteran journalist Jim Lehrer and declared there "is" no affair going on. That's Clinton-correct. At the moment he was sitting under the hot lights with Lehrer The Softball Thrower, the president was not engaged in an affair (right then and there).


In his effusive praise of Hillary Clinton, the president did not mention any specific accomplishments that might qualify her for the office. That is because there are none. There is a lot of symbolism, of course, but no substantive results as secretary of state, an unremarkable single term as a senator from New York, and eight years as first lady when, in 1993, she couldn't get the Clintons' health reform legislation through a majority Democratic Congress. There is, however, a long list of dubious and possibly criminal "achievements."



the words "radical Islam" are not a substitute for strategy, obviously. Hillary Clinton said "radical Islamism" this week, and then said that she'd essentially maintain Obama's Middle East strategy that led to the rise of ISIS and its regional growth and international spread. (open borders, open immigration/visa policies, anti police, anti self defense)



the Internet is a prime target, with Islamic State seeking out lonely teenagers and using social media presence to enlist their support.  In order to take back the truth of their religion, Muslim families must be aware of their own children’s actions.



We need a stricter immigration policy, a wall across our southern border and a review of who is living here  admitting Muslims from warlike societies into our country only makes matters here worse.   I am talking about making up for the astounding lapse in our education system. I am talking about educating students about what it means to be an American citizen. I am prescribing, in place of sex-education courses, anger-management courses and the rest of the hooey that passes for K-12 and high-school education today, civics courses.


considering a return to E Pluribus UnumStarting in the early 1800s with the Common Schools and continuing later through the Ellis Island period, American schools Americanized new comers. As historian Mark Edward DeForrest put it, the Common Schools had a large role in assimilating and educating the offspring of the immigrants then moving into the United States from Europe. The schools did not simply educate students in the basics of the English language or the Three Rs. Rather, the schools were actively involved in promoting the values and beliefs that were considered part and parcel of the American experience.



The Muslim Students Association, founded by the radical Egyptian Muslim Brotherhood whose stated purpose is to wage "grand jihad" on America, is active at the publicly funded University of Central Florida in Orlando. Mateen's neighborhood mosque in nearby Fort Pierce, Florida, was also the house of worship of Moner Abu-Salha, an American jihad recruiter and suicide bomber who blew himself up in Syria last year.   Marcus Dwayne Robertson (a.k.a. Abu Taubah), a former U.S. Marine turned career criminal and bodyguard to the Blind Sheik, headed another mosque, Masjid Al-Ihsaam, in Orlando. He also founded the Orlando-based Fundamental Islamic Knowledge Seminary in 2008 and railed against gays and non-Muslims. Mateen was enrolled in Taubah's course. Just weeks before the Pulse nightclub massacre, another Orlando mosque, the Husseini Islamic Center, hosted a guest imam who had preached that "gays must die" and that Muslims should not "be embarrassed about this ... let's get rid of them now." Also in Orlando, the al-Rahman mosque led by Imam Muhammad Musri made headlines in 2010 after holding a fundraiser for the terrorist group Hamas. In Tampa, Sami al-Arian founded the al-Qassam mosque named after an infamous Syrian terrorist.   Florida's prisons and penitentiaries are unfettered cesspools for jihad radicalization and recruitment.



We love Ted, we love him, right? … I'd love to pull it out and just use it on lying, crooked Hillary because she is a liar."


Trump is referring to 8 U.S.C. 1182(f), a broad grant of power by Congress under the heading, “Suspension of entry or imposition of restrictions by President,” which states, “Whenever the President finds that the entry of any aliens or of any class of aliens into the United States would be detrimental to the interests of the United States, he may by proclamation, and for such period as he shall deem necessary, suspend the entry of all aliens or any class of aliens as immigrants or nonimmigrants, or impose on the entry of aliens any restrictions he may deem to be appropriate. Whenever the Attorney General finds that a commercial airline has failed to comply with regulations of the Attorney General relating to requirements of airlines for the detection of fraudulent documents used by passengers traveling to the United States (including the training of personnel in such detection), the Attorney General may suspend the entry of some or all aliens transported to the United States by such airline.”  In fact, there are currently 16 such presidential travel restrictions in place against certain countries.  The proclamations currently in effect are the Belarus Proclamation 8015, the Bosnia Proclamation 6749, the Combat Trafficking In Persons Proclamation 8342, the Corruption Proclamation 7750, the Cuba Proclamation 5377, the Haiti Proclamation 6685, the High Seas Interdiction Proclamation 4865, the Human Rights Proclamation 8697, the Lebanon Proclamation 8158, the Presidential Proclamation 8693, Travel Bans, the Serbia and Montenegro Proclamation 7249, the Sierra Leone Proclamation 7062, the Sierra Leone Proclamation 7359, the Sudan Proclamation 6958, the Western Balkans Proclamation 7452, and the Zimbabwe Proclamation 7524.  At least one of those proclamations dates back to 1981. And President Barack Obama is no stranger to these restrictions, either. He has issued two.

Trump acknowledged that his proposal would not have stopped the Orlando killer necessarily, a U.S. citizen born here but whose parents emigrated from Afghanistan. “Yes, there are many radicalized people already inside our country as a result of the poor policies of the past,” he said, adding, “But the whole point is that it will be much, much easier to deal with our current problem if we don’t keep on bringing in people who add to the problem.”

In World War II, then-President Franklin Roosevelt issued nation-based travel restrictions against the Germans, Italians, and Japanese. How is Trump’s call that much different?  Until such time that authorities can get a better handle on the danger posed from radical Islam abroad and here at home, broader travel restrictions may be warranted until the war is over.



Who is this politician that is spending your hard-earned tax dollars to manipulate school officials, anyway? Who is it that is warping our children? It is Barack Obama, one of the worst presidents in American history, and it is time we stood up and said so!  Let’s talk more about Barack Obama, who is a tyrant in many ways. How dare he assault centuries of modesty and moral beliefs!   But, with the complete refusal of the U.S. Congress to restrain the presidency or to curtail a runaway judiciary that is itself drunk with power, “we the people” are victimized by those who steal our freedom. Clearly, there are serious implications here for mothers and fathers. I urge you to protect your boys and girls from those who are espousing these views. Shield them from gender feminism and from those who would confuse their sexuality. They will be under increasing political pressure in years to come.  It is also important for us as adults to understand our own sexual identities. If we don’t know who we are, our kids will be doubly confused about who they are. Any uncertainty, any ambiguity in that assignment must be seen as damaging not only to our sons and daughters but also to the long-term stability of society itself.  I urge you to base your teachings about sexuality on the Scriptures, which tell us, “God created man in His own image, in the image of God He created him; male and female He created them” (Genesis 1:27).   We must fight to protect our homes and families from politically correct politicians who would create new entitlements that take away our liberties. There is no time to lose. Our children hang in the balance.



Once again Obama is trying to connect the fight for equal rights with the fight to normalize sodomy.  Obama wishes to make this sinful sexual practice accepted by society, even as this acceptance has led to more health issues among the same group.



When Syed Farook and Tashfeen Malik massacred 14 people in San Bernardino, California, last December, newly retired Department of Homeland Security agent Philip Haney discovered that a case he developed might have prevented the attack if it had not been shut down by his agency and Hillary Clinton’s State Department.  Now, Haney tells WND that the mosque where Orlando killer Omar Mir Siddique Mateen worshiped several times a week also has a tie to that case.  He noted that the FBI twice had Mateen on its radar, but closed down the investigations both times.    In the immediate aftermath of the Orlando massacre, Haney has found that the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce, Florida, is part of a network in the United States that originated in the Indian subcontinent.  The Fort Pierce mosque’s website features a link that demonstrates its relationship to the Shariah Board of America, a division of the Rahmat-e-Alam Foundation, which operates the Darul Uloom Chicago madrassa.  The madrassa is closely affiliated with the Institute of Islamic Education, which was a major component of Haney’s Tablighi Jamaat case.  Along with the State Department’s and Department of Homeland Security’s quashing of the case in June 2012, the administration subsequently ordered the deletion of an additional 67 records related to a report on the Institute of Islamic Education.  Haney explained that this kind of information comprises the “dots” that counter-terrorism analysts connect to form cases that are used to identify potential terrorist threats.



Trump calls on Obama, Hillary to quit after shooting  If we do not get tough and smart real fast, we are not going to have a country anymore. Because our leaders are weak, I said this was going to happen – and it is only going to get worse. I am trying to save lives and prevent the next terrorist attack. We can’t afford to be politically correct anymore.   Radical Islam advocates hate for women, gays, Jews, Christians and all Americans. I am going to I am going to be a President for all Americans, and I am going to protect and defend all Americans. We are going to make America safe again and great again for everyone.



"The bottom line is that the only reason the killer was in America in the first place was because we allowed his family to come here.  "We have a dysfunctional immigration system which does not permit us to know who we let into our country, and it does not permit us to protect our citizens."  With the media, you're an "American" when you commit the worst mass shooing in U.S. history, an "Afghan" when you're applying to college. You're an "American" when you shoot up the San Bernardino community center, a "Pakistani" when you're offended by Trump's remarks. You're an "American" when you slaughter troops at Fort Hood, a "Muslim" when the Army realizes it can't fire you.   This can lead to confusion. After the Post snippily corrected Trump on Omar not being an "Afghan" on Monday, on Tuesday, the Post admitted he was. Headline: "Orlando gunman said he carried out attack to get 'Americans to stop bombing his country,' witness says."   Hillary Clinton is presidential because she wants to dramatically increase the number of unvetted Syrian refugees we bring in.  Now you see why reporters aren't quoting Trump and have to hope you won't read the speech for yourself.



The government cheerfully calls these venues "gun-free zones." They should be called killing zones.  The modern-day massacres are proof beyond a doubt that the government cannot protect us.  In the Orlando tragedy, the man who killed 49 and wounded 53 used a handgun and a rifle. The handgun accepted magazines containing 17 bullets, and the rifle accepted magazines containing 30 bullets. The killer, using both weapons, fired more than 250 times last Sunday morning. That means he reloaded his weapons about a dozen times. Each time he reloaded, he stopped shooting, as it is impossible for any person to shoot and reload simultaneously.  We know from forensics that the killer was a poor shot.   there is not one recorded example in the U.S. of a person in a restaurant or bar getting drunk and shooting his lawfully carried handgun.  How dumb are these politicians who want to remove the right to self-defense? There are thousands of crazies in the U.S. who are filled with hate -- whether motivated by politics, self-loathing, religion or fear. If they want to kill, they will find a way to do so. The only way to stop them is by superior firepower. Disarming their law-abiding victims not only violates the natural law and the Constitution but also is contrary to all reason.



Omar Mateen: Angry, violent 'bigot' who pledged allegiance to ISIS  Despite the red flags Mateen raised in his interactions with others, the mass killer was able to purchase a handgun and assault rifle legally in the days before the massacre, Trevor Velino of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives told reporters.  He had also tried to buy body armor but was denied. (why?)  FBI had investigated him twice  (Fast & Furious part III?..Liyba was Fast & Furious Part II.  Are Democraps arming terrorists & inviting terrorists in w/ open borders & immigration/visa policies again hoping to create a crisis to crack down on our rights and who are they willing to sacrifice for Fundamental Muslim/Marxist Transformation? LGBTs can’t have your lifestyle if you are dead, wake up and vote Republican! Women, you won’t have women’s “health” when you are dead or a sex slave, wake up and vote Republican!)  His first wife, Yusufiy, painted a damning portrait of the killer, describing a physically abusive marriage to a man with anger issues.  Yusufiy, who is originally from Uzbekistan, said the relationship had started well initially after they met online about seven years ago.  "In the beginning he was a normal being that cared about family, loved to joke, loved to have fun, but then a few months after we were married I saw his instability," she said.

"I saw that he was bipolar, and he would get mad out of nowhere. That's when I started worrying about my safety."

She said the abuse became a regular occurrence.  "He started abusing me physically, very often, and not allowing me to speak to my family, keeping me hostage from them," Yusufiy said.



As Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) challenged, it's time for the Left to stop pandering to America's enemies and unite with Republicans against the killing done in the name of Islam.  "For all the Democrats who are loud champions of the gay and lesbian community whenever there is a culture battle waging, now is the opportunity to speak out against an ideology that calls for the murder of gays and lesbians... This is wrong, it is evil, and we must all stand against it. Every human being has a right to live according to his or her faith and conscience, and nobody has a right to murder someone who doesn't share their faith or sexual orientation. If you're a Democratic politician and you really want to stand for LGBT, show real courage and stand up against the vicious ideology that has targeted our fellow Americans for murder."  Perhaps the saddest irony of all is that this is a conflict of the president's own making. By coddling and promoting Islam, the Obama administration has created an environment where people who identify as gay, lesbian, or transgendered are increasingly vulnerable.   What a stark contrast to Christianity, which believes that everyone is made in the image of God and has intrinsic value, regardless of the choices they make. And yet Christianity is the faith Obama won't tolerate -- a religion that teaches people not to confront sin with violence but to love people into the kingdom by speaking truth. Now, after two terms of marginalizing Christianity and celebrating Islam, this is the result. A nation weakened by "tolerance" and broken by grief.   We are going all out now to pander to the enemy and to appease the same people who are here to destroy us."  We must elect leaders who will defend this country from those who want to destroy it.



NOT ‘Largest Mass Shooting’: Second Deadliest Act Of Islamic Terror

“Do not ask for anyone’s advice,” said an ISIS spokesman, “and do not seek anyone’s verdict. Kill the infidel, whether he is civilian or military.”  More importantly, it is the deadliest such case to have occurred on American soil second only to that of the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. Mateen wanted to slay infidels, in this case, gays, for the sake of glorifying his God.  That he chose guns to realize this goal no more makes this event a gun matter than the fact that the 19 hijackers of 9/11 chose box cutters and airplanes to slay infidels for the sake of glorifying the same God made that horrific event a teaching moment about the dangers of box cutters and airplanes.  The Orlando massacre was, essentially, the second deadliest terrorist attack in American history.    


Massacre in Orlando: 86th Instance of Islamist Terror in US Since 9/11



After seeing various anonymous posts on Facebook and Twitter from eyewitnesses to the shooting in Orlando, I began to realize the shooter most likely needed to make at least four magazine changes, yet none of the victims or potential victims apparently made any attempt to rush or overpower him,” Huebl explained to WND in an email and a telephone interview.

Huebl based his analysis on reasoning that the Sig Sauer MCX carbine used by the shooter – probably similar to weapons used by Orlando police SWAT teams engaged in the incident – most likely used magazines with a 30-round maximum.

“With some 50 people killed and another 50 wounded, that would have required four magazines, assuming only 20 rounds missed,” Huebl explained.  “According to press reports, many victims received multiple gunshot wounds, with some bodies reportedly being shot 10 or more times,” he added, concluding the shooter may have gotten off 200 or more rounds during the three-hours long incident.  Huebl told WND it may take an analysis of the shell casings in the nightclub to prove the point.

“My guess is that there are going to be 300-400 shell casings altogether,” he surmised. “The lead bullets will be too disfigured for positive ID, but an analysis of the shell casings should distinguish police SWAT teams from the perpetrators.”



(Fundamental Transformation courtesy of Democrap immigration, border & gun control policies) Pew Data, Islamic Expert: More Than 60 Million Muslims Hold Favorable Views of ISIS

That figure does not include the many millions of additional respondents who expressed ambivalence on the question, answering that they "don't know" how they feel about vicious hoards who crucify children, burn people in cages, and rape little girls to death. Even if you question Pew's methodology and insist that their numbers overstate the problem by half, that still leaves tens of millions of Muslims who hold favorable attitudes toward ISIS, the embodiment of Islam's most virulent and ruthless strain.  


Anyone who thinks back to 9/11 remembers the calls to prayer that swept the nation. Bibles became as common as flags in the neighborhood yards. People united under God and patriotism to combat an enemy at war with everything America stands for. Now, after seven and half years of President Obama's anti-faith hostility, even calling leaders to a moment of silence results in outright mockery. That should alarm everyone.  Speaker Ryan tried to diffuse the tension by bringing the focus back on the people and ideology responsible. "We need to be clear-eyed about who did this. We are a nation at war with Islamist terrorists... It is a threat to our people at home and abroad." The reality of the situation mattered little to Democrats, who refused to acknowledge the Islamic elephant in the room and instead used the tragedy as an excuse to pitch radical LGBT legislation.


Tom Joscelyn, senior fellow of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and senior editor of The Long War Journal, in an appearance on Fox News. He links the terrorist attacks to the Islamic mythology of heaven and hell. To cite just the most recent example, when the Orlando shooter called 911 to proclaim his allegiance to ISIS, he was doing so in obedience to the Islamic State, which has an entire literature devoted to such things. The jihadist is supposed to pledge allegiance to the Caliphate so he can die in a state of obedience. If he dies in a state of disobedience and has not performed this “buyout,” this oath of allegiance, he risks going to hell. To ensure a trip to heaven for the jihadist, he must publicly state the oath. The shooters in San Bernardino did the same thing. Other terrorists have gone online to do it.


The attack happened during the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, which runs this year from June 6 to July 6, and, Lopez noted, there are Islamic leaders, including the spokesman for the Islamic State, who have “called upon all Muslims to attack Americans especially, and specifically to attack civilians. It’s written that way exactly, to attack civilians. And obviously because of homosexuality being a hudud (a capital crime in Islamic law) that target was chosen. And it was a soft target, too.”  shooter Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old U.S. citizen of Afghan descent from Port St. Lucie, Florida, called 9-1-1 Saturday night and pledged allegiance to ISIS. That pledge was later confirmed by Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., the ranking Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, who said he got that information from the Department of Homeland Security.  She contrasted Muslim and Christian attitudes by observing, “Christians are obligated to live by the 10 Commandments, but each individual Christian isn’t obligated for enforcing them.”  “But in Islam, it’s the other way,” she emphasized. “Each Muslim is obligated to enforce it. They are supposed to start by speaking and trying to persuade somebody, or show them the evil of their ways, or whatever they can. But if that doesn’t work, then they are obligated to take physical action.”  In his comments on the atrocity, Obama did call it an act of terror, but he never once mentioned the words Islam, Islamic or Muslim.  WND asked if there was a danger in Obama not calling it “Islamic terrorism,” and his preference for putting the blame for terror on groups, rather than their common ideology.  As I understand it, this individual is the son of immigrants from Afghanistan. If he was raised in a devout Muslim family, he learned from childhood what jihad is, and what the obligations of Shariah are.”  She said that would be especially true if he went to mosque with his parents, and if he was put in a children’s class called a madrasa.  “Most mosques and Islamic centers have schools attached to them for the children. I’ve read some of the children’s textbooks they use in these madrasas. They teach them jihad from the first grade.”   She then cited a Pew Research Center survey on the attitudes of Muslims around the world and observed how a disturbing percentage supported Shariah as the law of the land.  “These are the countries of origin for our Muslim immigrants. I mean, where do we think our Muslim refugees are immigrants are coming from? They come from the countries in the Pew Research survey where 80 percent more of the respondents support Shariah as one and only law of the land.”



Many people are surely asking, "What if the gunman from the Orlando, Florida shooting were a Christian?"  The most obvious difference is that the media and the Democrats would have blamed Christians for the mass slaughter, whereas they do everything in their power to exonerate Muslims.   Fred Phelps started the Westboro Baptist Church, which has fewer than 40 members, most of which are nine of Phelps' 13 children and some of their children and grandchildren. This gay-hating, Jew-hating, Catholic-hating family represents no group, no ideology and no religion, and is regularly denounced by every Christian denomination, including conservative evangelicals.  Nevertheless, Westboro is frequently cited by the media and LGBT groups as if it represents conservative Christians.  Furthermore, since Karl Marx, the left -- not traditional liberals but the left -- everywhere has opposed Christianity. Leftism is a secular religion.  And wherever traditional Christianity (or traditional Judaism) is strong, the left understands that it cannot vanquish society. In Europe, leftism has been almost wholly successful in supplanting Christianity. The one exception is Latin America, where the left has worked to remake Christianity in its image through "liberation theology," which is essentially Marxism with Christ.  Islam has never been a religion of peace. It began as a warlike religion, and throughout its history, whenever possible, Muslims made war on non-Muslims, from the polytheists of North Africa to the Hindus of India. A reported 60 to 80 million Indians were killed by Muslim invaders during the hundreds of years of Muslim rule there.


Convert or die.  That is the war cry of the modern-day jihadist.  The Islamic Radicals want to exterminate all of us -- Gay and straight, Christian and Jew.



Just months earlier, however, this same mosque featured keynote speaker Sheikh Farrokh Sekaleshfar who called for the killing of homosexuals as “the compassionate thing to do”. Referring to homosexuals in a 2013 speech, Sekaleshfar said: “Death is the sentence…Let’s get rid of them.” 


                For many scientific, moral, legal, statistical and personal reasons I don’t think homosexuality, bisexuality or try-any-sexuality is healthy for individuals or society. I also don’t think people should smoke. It doesn’t translate into oppression—or worse—wanting death for anyone. Love elevates people. Hate eliminates them. 

                Never allowing a tragedy to go unexploited, Planned Parenthood tweeted the most asinine statement I think I’ve ever read regarding Islamic terrorism: “#Islam doesn’t foment the violence alleged gunman Omar Mateen enacted, toxic masculinity & a global culture of imperialist homophobia does”.  What warped sense of masculinity does (the ever-violent) Planned Parenthood think kills defenseless human beings? You know who the masculine ones were? The policemen who went after the Islamic terrorist, like the officer who risked his life and was shot in the head (saved by a Kevlar helmet, thank God). Planned Parenthood’s business of abortion violence depends on men rejecting the most significant attribute of masculinity which is to protect. They know communities without fathers, a vital masculine role, are far more vulnerable to abortion predators.



The tide of red tape that threatens to drown U.S. consumers and businesses surged yet again in 2015, according to a Heritage Foundation study we released on Monday. More than $22 billion per year in new regulatory costs were imposed on Americans last year, pushing the total burden for the Obama years to exceed $100 billion annually.  These are just a few of the 2,353 regulations of 2015—and there have been 20,642 since Obama took office in 2009.



I devoted many hours of radio and many columns to criticizing Trump. His virtually assured nomination has therefore caused me grief as an American, a Republican and a conservative. That his character defects, gaps in knowledge on some important issues, and lack of identifiably conservative principles came to mean little to so many Republican voters is quite troubling. (Though, I might add, it is even more troubling that virtually all Democrats ignore the even worse character of Hillary Clinton, as well as the idiotic socialist ideas of Sen. Bernie Sanders.)  The choice this November is tragic. As it often happens in life, this choice is between bad and worse, not bad and good.  Take the "conscience" argument that one can sleep with a clear conscience by not voting for Trump. I don't find it compelling because it means that your conscience is clear after making it possible for Clinton or any other Democrat to win.



Obama has already shown us that a headstrong egomaniac can ignore even unanimous advice from military advisers. That is how he pulled troops out of Iraq and set the stage for ISIS.



Gary Johnson Sides With Bernie Sanders 73 Percent Of The Time.. The former New Mexico governor said that he agrees with Sanders 73 percent of the time.



Failure to back the Republican nominee (Trump) will lead to a Hillary Clinton presidency, which should be unacceptable to any conservative.  Conservatives must choose whether to stop a Hillary presidency or to be a willing accessory to it.  From the Supreme Court to job creation to fighting jihad to defending the Second Amendment, there is no logic in the universe that suggests she is the better choice.


The Communists, who for decades ran their own candidates for president and vice president but supported Barack Obama in 2008 and 2012, don’t just like Hillary and Bernie. The party also gave a big thumbs-up to Clinton’s running mate, Tim Kaine.  “If that sounds hyperbolic to you, just stop reading right now and pull up the CPUSA’s website,” he added. “Spend some time reading and digesting it. Try to discern any major differences between the Communist Party’s concerns, sensibilities and solutions – on issues from ‘gay’ rights, to unfettered immigration, to renewable energy, to wealth redistribution, to condemning cops as racist, to universal health care – and those of today’s Democratic Party.”


Communist flags flew at the Democratic National Convention and there is no conservative outrage. Communism killed 100 million people and it’s not the lead headline on TV. Will conservatives stand up to the far left and defend capitalism against communism? Defend freedom against statism? After that, even Franklin Roosevelt, as left as he was, fought the radical elements in the Democrat Party, as did Harry Truman and JFK. Now those radical elements within the Democrat Party are in control of it.



Benghazi Victims' Families Allege Negligence And Intentional Emotional Harm In Lawsuit Against Clinton :

the suit faults Clinton for negligence and “intentional infliction of emotional distress. You can read the lawsuit here:

Immediately after the attack, Defendant Clinton, in an effort to save the re-election chances of President Barack Obama, and in turn, her own chances at the 2016 Presidency, lied to Plaintiffs and the public at large that the Benghazi Attacks were caused by Islamic reaction over an anti-Muslim YouTube video that had been posted on the internet. These lies were perpetrated despite the fact that she knew immediately that this video was actually not the cause of the attack—information that she shared with the Prime Minister of Egypt and her own daughter, Chelsea Clinton, but hid from Plaintiffs and the public at large. Defendant Clinton even promised Plaintiffs that the person responsible for the video would be arrested.



Raped at age 12, a woman now is lashing out at Hillary Clinton for defending her attacker, who got off with only a short jail term thanks to the young lawyer in Arkansas in 1975.  The victim, Kathy Shelton, now is saying she wants to speak out so that people know the truth about the Democratic candidate for president.  Shelton’s comments about the assault she endured at the hands of a 41-year-old attacker and the subsequent ordeal because of the attacker’s lawyer, Clinton, came in an exclusive interview with the London Daily Mail.  Shelton said she was agreeing to be identified “because she is furious that her rapist’s defense attorney – Hillary Clinton – has been portraying herself as a lifelong advocate of women and girls on the campaign trail,” the report said.  Shelton, now 54, was interviewed in Springdale, Arkansas, by Alana Goodman.   It was Clinton, then Hillary Rodham, who in 1975 defended Thomas Alfred Taylor, a factory worker accused of first-degree rape for luring Shelton to his car.

Taylor eventually pleaded to “unlawful fondling of a minor” after, according to the report, “Clinton was able to block the admission of forensic evidence that linked her client to the crime.”  Shelton told the Mail Clinton lied when she accused the then-12-year-old of “seeking out older men” and demanding she undergo a grueling psychiatric examination to determine whether she was “mentally unstable.”  Shelton told the Mail that she’s wanted nothing to do with men, and she is a lesbian.



In another case, Band “directs” Abedin and Mills to put “Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire and Clinton Foundation donor Gilbert Chagoury in touch with the State Department’s ‘substance person’ on Lebanon.’  “Band notes that Chagoury is ‘key guy there [Lebanon] and to us,’ and insists that Abedin call Amb. Jeffrey Feltman to connect him to Chagoury.”  Judicial Watch explained Chagoury is a friend of Bill Clinton and top donor to the family foundation.  Band began writing in the exchange: “We need to speak to the substance person re Lebanon. As you know, he’s [Chagoury] key guy there and to us and is loved in lebanon.”

“Its jeff feltman,” Abedin wrote back, referring to America’s former ambassador to Lebanon who went on to become assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs in August 2009.  “I’m sure he knows him. Ill talk to jeff,” said Abedin.  Less than 20 minutes later, Band replied: “Better if you call him. Now preferable. This is very important. He’s awake I’m sure.”  Judicial Watch said: “He has appeared near the top of the foundation’s donor list as a $1 million to $5 million contributor, according to foundation documents. He also pledged $1 billion to the Clinton Global Initiative. According to a 2010 investigation by PBS Frontline, Chagoury was convicted in 2000 in Switzerland for laundering money from Nigeria, but agreed to a plea deal and repaid $66 million to the Nigerian government.”  But the watchdog organization pointed out that the interaction – and even favors that seem to be evident – “seem in violation of the ethics agreements that Hillary Clinton agreed to in order to be appointed and confirmed as secretary of state.”   The New York Post bluntly described Clinton’s actions as putting “the State Department up for sale, with top aides pulling strings and doing favors for fat-cat donors to the Clinton Foundation – including a shady billionaire.”



efforts need to be focused on keeping a Republican House and Senate. The reason is simple: We have a case for impeaching Hillary Clinton beginning in January of 2017.  Clinton is guilty of more serious crimes than those of her husband prior to his impeachment. Next year she will have been placed in office by accepting a series of bribes – some of which have been funneled through her private “charitable” foundation and illegally used to fund her campaign for the presidency. If that is not an impeachable offense then no offense is impeachable.



(sign petition please!)  Team Trump Launches Petition Calling on the Justice Department to Investigate the Clinton Foundation:  The DOJ’s decision to deny the FBI’s request is an obstruction of justice and a flagrant dereliction of duty from our elected officials,” the Republican presidential nominee’s petition reads. “The Clinton Foundation has time and time again exposed itself as a culture of corruption, pay-to-play deals, and downright fraud.”



(ISIS hope & change brought to you by Owebama/HiLIARy) a Defense Intelligence Agency document declassified last year shows the Obama administration was warned in 2012 that if it continued its policies, a radical Islamic regime could form in Eastern Syria.  Writing in Chronicles magazine, Jim Jatras, a former U.S. diplomat and foreign policy adviser to the Senate GOP leadership, cited a DIA report in August 2012 that was declassified and released last year under a Freedom of Information Act request from Judicial Watch.  Hillary Clinton was secretary of state at the time under President Obama.


The Defense Intelligence Agency report comes after GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump claimed that Barack Hussein Obama Soetoro Sobarkah and Hillary Clinton were the “founder” and “cofounder” of the Islamic State.  Aside from the cautionary example of the chaos Libya was thrown into by “regime change” in 2011, not to mention the appearance of al-Qaeda in the first place as a precipitate from the Afghan war against the Soviets, they had every reason to heed what amounted to a forewarning from DIA.



But those same people who mock the idea of a border wall are often the ones with the highest fences on their own property. It’s like politicians who rail against guns, but have no problem surrounding themselves with lots of security personnel who carry guns. They want to make sure that they’reprotected, but not anyone else.  As it turns out, one of Hillary Clinton’s lavish properties has a huge fence – or border wall – around it. And it’s not just for looks. It must be at least ten feet high. Take a look at some of these.



96 percent of that money went to one charity: the Clinton Family Foundation, a tax-exempt charity. (It’s separate from the Clinton Foundation that is currently being investigated by the FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office.)  You read that right. Not only did the Clintons take the tax deduction for donating a cool million bucks to charity, but they kept the million under their own control via the Clinton Family Foundation, which does not pay taxes on the “donation.”  You’re not supposed to notice that Hillary’s paying herself under the guise of charitable giving.  If it’s not criminal, it’s at least shady, which is exactly what we’ve come to expect from the Democratic candidate.



We have a candidate who is far superior to Hillary Clinton on national security, taxes, job creation, gun rights, health care, rebuilding the military and the vital issue of Supreme Court choices. If we can spend more time celebrating his skillful deployment of those comparisons and less time cleaning up his messes, we will win.  I believe there are many Trump skeptics who will thaw as November 8 draws nearer. They will see that a corrupt President who has alternately sacrificed and monetized our national security is a far worse prospect than any vagaries the Trump years may bring.


A good candidate with flaws   I do not think that voting for Donald Trump is a morally evil choice because there is nothing morally wrong with voting for a flawed candidate if you think he will do more good for the nation than his opponent. In fact, it is the morally right thing to do.   I did not support Trump in the primary season. I even spoke against him at a pastors’ conference in February. But now I plan to vote for him. I do not think it is right to call him an “evil candidate.” I think rather he is a good candidate with flaws.  He is egotistical, bombastic, and brash.   I think he is deeply patriotic and sincerely wants the best for the country. He has been an unusually successful problem solver in business. He has raised remarkable children. Many who have known him personally speak highly of his kindness, thoughtfulness, and generosity. But the main reason I call him “a good candidate with flaws” is that I think most of the policies he supports are those that will do the most good for the nation.  Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare” (Jeremiah 29:7).  Which vote is most likely to bring the best results for the nation?  The prophet Obadiah rebuked the people of the Edom for standing by and doing nothing to help when the Babylonians conquered Jerusalem: “On the day that you stood aloof, on the day that . . . foreigners entered his gates and cast lots for Jerusalem, you were like one of them.” (Obadiah 1:11).



(Hope & Change & Fundamental Transformation = Open Borders + anti-American Immigration/visa policies + failed & dangerous Libya, Iraq, Syria, Iran policies + anti-gun policies) Hillary Clinton should not be allowed to spew venom on her political adversaries, while avoiding mention of the culpability due to ---the ISIS-enabling foreign policy of her and Barack Obama (including the Iran agreement);  -the failure of the Florida Muslim community, Mateen’s Taliban-loving father, and his strangely silent wife to sound the alarm;  -immigration policies which, even now, are allowing embedded Syrian terrorists to come into the U.S. without adequate vetting;  -the anti-gun laws which made sure that none of the 320 “victims” present in the Pulse nightclub was able to defend himself or herself.



The truth about the Obama recovery comes out in a Wall Street Journal article. The headline declares it has been “the weakest of the post-World War II era.”



(Proverbs 6:16-17In Jeremiah 19, God explained why the people of Judah were about to go into exile: It was because they worshiped idols and because they “filled this place [speaking of Jerusalem] with the blood of the innocent. They have built the high places of Baal to burn their children in the fire as offerings to Baal-- something I did not command or mention, nor did it enter my mind” (Jer. 19:4-5).  Because of these heinous sins, Jerusalem was destroyed and the Temple of Yahweh burned to the ground, with tens of thousands going into exile.  Does God hate the shedding of innocent blood any less today, especially when it is the blood of children?   Now stop for a moment and look at these images of aborted babies and ask yourself how the Lord must feel about the shedding of this innocent blood – the blood of innocent babies in the womb.


Single-Payer System Stops Religious Freedom Challenges to Abortifacient Mandate:  The First Amendment forbids Congress from making any law "prohibiting the free exercise" of religion. RFRA, enacted in 1993, says the government can "substantially burden a person's exercise of religion" -- so long as it is advancing "a compelling governmental interest" by the "least restrictive means."



In his 1964 State of the Union address, President Lyndon B. Johnson declared an “unconditional war on poverty in America.” While well-intended, census data shows that 52 years and trillions of dollars later, the official poverty rate in 2014 (14.8%) was no better than it was in 1966 (14.7%).   Should we keep doing the same things? Or find a better way? A way for parents and their children to see themselves achieving their dreams and getting the most out of their talents and abilities. A way for all to embrace the opportunity that is America.  A large part of this plan focuses on incentivizing and rewarding work. No one in need of assistance should be penalized for taking a job or advancing in their job.

The most productive reform for any capable human being is employment. In a small Southern Ohio town, below a beautiful mural of people at work, are the words: “To rejoice in his labor, for it is a gift from God.”

Hard work, success, and personal achievement should be recognized and rewarded, not serve as a barrier.



Investigative reporter: Clintons run money-laundering ring:  'This is the type of thing drug cartels or terrorists do,' not presidents, candidates


Trump picked apart Clinton's candidacy one issue at a time:  Clinton has "perfected the politics of personal profit and even theft."  "Her leadership style volcanic impulsive, disdainful and disdainful of the rules."  Clinton needs to go to "prison to pay for the crimes that she's already committed against our country."  Clinton "gets rich making you poor."  Clinton's decisions as Secretary of State "spread death, destruction and terrorism everywhere she touched."   But in perhaps his strongest assertion, Trump ripped Clinton for failing to disclose 1,000 foreign donations.   "Hillary Clinton may be the most corrupt person ever to seek the presidency of the United States," Trump said to a near two-minute standing ovation.  "Hillary Clinton's tryout for the presidency has produced one deadly foreign policy disaster after another," Trump said. "She's virtually done nothing good. It all started with her bad judgment in supporting the war in Iraq in the first place."  Trump excoriated Clinton's handling of Benghazi, the event that cost the lives of four Americans, including Ambassador Chris Stevens.   She started the war that put them in Libya, denied him the security he asked for then left him there to die."  Trump wasn't through with Clinton's tenure at the State Department.  "The Hillary Clinton foreign policy cost America thousands of lives and trillions and trillions of dollars and unleashed ISIS across the world," Trump said. "No secretary of state has been more wrong, more often and in more places than Hillary Clinton. Her decisions spread death, destruction and terrorism everywhere she touched."   Trump detailed how Clinton's immigration policy has and would cause more destruction.




The Jerusalem Post layered in additional details gleaned from the German intelligence community's findings:

Iran’s proliferation activities span eight German states and involve a range of activities to advance its chemical and biological warfare capabilities, as well as its nuclear and missile programs.






Donald Trump is releasing a 35-page document that takes down Hillary Clinton's foreign policy and economic stances — a 50-point attack that pulls together news articles, documents and speeches critical of the former secretary of state.   The presumptive GOP presidential nominee tweeted out the release of "Top 50 Facts About Hillary Clinton From Trump 'Stakes of the Election' Address" on Sunday afternoon.   Top 50 Facts About Crooked Hillary Clinton From Trump 'Stakes Of The Election' Address: https://t.co/lfUdXYnsgJ — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 26, 2016  The attack topics range from Clinton's "disastrous trade deals;" to alleged "favors to donors" when she served as secretary of state; to the "millions" she made in "speeches to special interests;" to her support for the war in Iraq, and her response to the 2012 terror attack on a U.S. compound in Benghazi, Libya.


Clinton would love for people to listen to her words about having the judgment and character to be the Commander in Chief, yet it was that same Clinton who led a foreign policy which destabilized Libya, Iraq, Syria, Egypt and much of the Middle East. And yes, it was Hillary Clinton who failed to issue a timely State Department approval to allow U.S. forces to respond to the attack on our Benghazi Consulate costing four brave men their lives.  She has travelled the world as Secretary of State, but the world is a much more dangerous place for her trouble, as her accomplishments were few, and U.S. failures in the region created the space for the rise of ISIS — all associated with a sharp rise in Islamist terrorism both here and abroad. We’re in more danger than ever.

While President Obama famously discounted any concerns about Russia in a 2012 debate with GOP nominee Mitt Romney, Hillary’s Russian reset failed miserably. But she and her husband, President Bill Clinton did benefit as he netted a $500,000 payment for a one hour speech in Russia, and shortly thereafter, Hillary, as Secretary of State, signed off on a Russian takeover of one-fifth of all uranium production in the United States.



Thinking of staying home this November? Don’t think it will matter? Still sore over the primary?  Consider these disquieting facts. Since 1952, U.S. presidents have nominated and had confirmed an average of 163 federal judges, including 1.6 Supreme Court Justices, every 4 years.  Of the 853 currently seated federal judges according to data compiled by the Federal Judicial Center, the current partisan composition of the federal courts including district and circuit courts of appeals is 54 percent to 46 percent in favor of Democrats.  113 out of 165 oldest judges currently on the courts born on or before 1946 were appointed by Republicans. Meaning, if the 165 average die or retire starting with the oldest — Democrats would post a net gain of about 113 judges.  Meaning, a potential President Clinton could replace 53 Democrat judges and 113 Republican judges by 2020, bringing the number of judges appointed by Democrats to 575.  That would bring the partisan composition of federal courts to 67 percent Democrat — and that’s just in Clinton’s first term.  Meaning, likely, two out of every three decisions will favor the Clinton administration.



Horowitz asked convention goers how much of a value they place on acceptance and inclusivity. They all insisted it was either a top priority or "one of the most important issues in the country." Yet, in the next breath, they demonized Republicans as "racists" and "a**holes."  Enjoy this bit of "tolerance."



Appointing Muslim leader who supports Hamas:  In 2007, when Kaine was governor of Virginia, he appointed Muslim American Society President Esam Omeish to the state’s Immigration Commission. The MAS is an offshoot of the Muslim Brotherhood, as documented in a 2008 court filing in Dallas, Texas, during the Holy Land Foundation trial. The foundation was a conduit for sending money to Hamas, a Palestinian terror group dedicated to the destruction of the state of Israel.

In contrast to Mauro’s hard-hitting exposé, Clinton’s pick for vice president is getting the “kid-glove treatment” by the mainstream media, according to a Fox News report.   Kaine speaks at Islamist event:  In September 2011, Kaine spoke at a “Candidates Night” dinner organized by the New Dominion PAC that presented a Lifetime Achievement Award for Jamal Barzinji, who the Global Muslim Brotherhood Watch describes as a “founding father of the U.S. Muslim Brotherhood.”    Clinton is asking us to trust a candidate on national security who appoints a Hamas supporter to an immigration commission and speaks at a dinner honoring a Muslim Brotherhood terror suspect.”



Free market capitalism is the way up the ladder to success and offers Americans jobs and opportunity. Protectionism and tariffs are a great way to destroy the economy and empower bureaucrats.


Networks over the last two weeks targeted one political party with 12 times as many negative portrayals as the other, according to a new report.  Need time to guess which?  The Media Research Center’s Rich Noyes, in a posting on Newsbusters, reports ABC, NBC, CBS, CNN and MSNBC portrayed the GOP negatively 63 times, while there were only five such references regarding the Democrats.



The Supreme Court’s decision not to hear a case challenging a Washington state law that forces a family-owned pharmacy to dispense emergency contraceptives is an “ominous sign” for those who value religious freedom, Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. said.   “If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in the years ahead, those who value religious freedom have cause for great concern,” Alito said Tuesday in a critical dissent.  Alito was joined in his dissent by Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. and Justice Clarence Thomas, falling one justice short of the four needed for the court to accept a case.




The Clinton National Security Scandal

Hillary Clinton Paves the Way For Easy Treason Against America
To remove Top Secret information and hundreds of other classified documents from the government’s care, she had to risk jail and even get others to collude in this process.  Clinton the Perfect Subject for Black Mail from Our Enemies


(Lying, Cheating, Corrupt, Crooked Democraps)

When FBI director James Comey announced this week that that Hillary Clinton’s actions regarding her official email were not worthy of prosecution, his decision had ramifications far beyond the national security context and how officials handle classified material. Essentially he has signed off on the practice of high-level executive branch officials using private email and other records systems in an effort to keep the federal records they create out of the public eye and away from requestors who use the federal Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).  This is a long way from the transparency that we were promised by President Obama. In his first week in office President Obama instructed federal employees as follows:  “The Government should not keep information confidential merely because public officials might be embarrassed by disclosure, because errors and failures might be revealed, or because of speculative or abstract fears. Nondisclosure should never be based on an effort to protect the personal interests of Government officials at the expense of those they are supposed to serve. In responding to requests under the FOIA, executive branch agencies (agencies) should act promptly and in a spirit of cooperation, recognizing that such agencies are servants of the public.”  As the whole Clinton email situation so aptly demonstrates, there is a wide gulf between the words that were proclaimed and what actually occurs in real life. Clinton, having been part of the Washington, D.C. establishment for decades clearly knows how FOIA works.


(Millennials-- DO NOT VOTE for CROOKED, CORRUPT, LYING, GREEDY HILLARY)  when someone has money and power they are immune to prosecution.  One college junior, who requested to remain anonymous, stated the lack of an indictment “sets a great precedent that lying to the American people is perfectly ok, and that being careless with American secrets is perfectly ok.”  The most shocking thing my conversations uncovered though, was the viewpoint of some Bernie Sanders supporters and undecided voters.  Clinton has not only proved that she is a crook, but that she has the political power and authority to control any system. http://www.newsmax.com/Newsfront/hillary-clinton-fbi-email-scandal-donald-turmp/2016/07/05/id/737181/?ns_mail_uid=35536539&ns_mail_job=1676689_07062016&s=al&dkt_nbr=6uis94bs

The FBI director laid out today a detailed case of how Hillary Clinton compromised the safety of the American people by storing highly classified information on a private email server with no security," the presumptive Republican nominee said in a statement.  "It has also been revealed that Hillary Clinton lied when she said that she did not send classified information," he added. "The FBI director confirmed that over 100 emails were deemed classified at the time they were sent, including emails classified as top secret.  "On top of it all, Hillary Clinton's lawyers wiped the servers clean to delete another 30,000 emails, hiding her corrupt dealings from investigators. She used the State Department for her personal gain, trading favors for cash, and tried to conceal the records.  "Also, she didn't want people to know the details about her botched decisions in Libya, Syria, Iraq and Egypt that destabilized the Middle East," Trump said.  He added that "because of our rigged system that holds the American people to one standard and people like Hillary Clinton to another, it does not look like she will be facing the criminal charges that she deserves.  "Bill Clinton didn't accidentally run into the attorney general on the airport tarmac last week in Phoenix," Trump continued, referring to the June 27 meeting with Loretta Lynch aboard her private plane at Sky Harbor International Airport.  "Hillary Clinton didn't accidentally sneak into the FBI during one of the country's biggest holiday weekends to testify on her illegal activities, something that wouldn't be afforded to others under investigation (and on a Saturday, of all days)."  Clinton was grilled by the FBI on Saturday for three and a half hours at the agency's headquarters in Washington. "Folks — the system is rigged," the developer said. "The normal punishment, in this case, would include losing authority to handle classified information — and that too disqualifies Hillary Clinton from being president.  "The final jury will be the American people," Trump concluded, "and they will issue the verdict on her corruption, incompetence, and bad judgment on Nov. 8."


In an unrelated case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit ruled Tuesday that the purpose of public records law is "hardly served" when a department head "can deprive the citizens of their right to know what his department is up to" by maintaining emails on a private system.


Comey added, “Given that combination of factors, we assess it is possible that hostile actors gained access to Secretary Clinton’s personal email account.”  According to Comey, the FBI failed to uncover evidence that Clinton intentionally divulged classified information (which might otherwise have supported charges under 18 U.S.C. § 798), that she intentionally removed and retained classified information without authorization (which might otherwise have supported a charge under 18 U.S.C. § 1924—the charge to which Gen. David Petraeus pled guilty), or that she lied about it to federal investigators (which might otherwise have supported a charge under 18 U.S.C. § 1001).  However, the facts, as outlined by Comey, could possibly support a charge under 18 U.S.C. § 793, which, among other things, makes it a federal crime, punishable by up to 10 years’ imprisonment, for an official who has been entrusted with classified information relating to the national defense to “permit … the same to be removed from its proper place of custody or delivered to anyone in violation of his trust, or to be lost, stolen, abstracted, or destroyed” through the exercise of gross negligence.


It is inconceivable that General David Petraeus could be prosecuted and convicted for disseminating classified information due to his mishandling of classified information by providing it to his biographer who had clearance to read classified information.  Somehow the same FBI and the Obama Justice Department were able to prosecute that case where the information never made it into the public domain, yet cannot find the political will to prosecute Clinton whose recklessness dwarfed Petraeus’ mistake.  The FBI admitted that Hillary Clinton had a minimum of fifty-two classified email chains passing through her unclassified server, a breach of massive proportions due to her negligence. In 1973, Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus resigned rather than fire Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, gaining praise for their integrity. Their resignations/firings became known as the “Saturday Night Massacre” and have been celebrated for the past forty-three years as examples of political integrity.  Just one day after our nation celebrated its 240th birthday, James Comey ended this noble notion that no one in America is above the law.  The politicization of the federal investigative and prosecutorial process should not come as a surprise to anyone who has witnessed the Obama administration’s turning the Internal Revenue Service into a political hit squad. It should not be a surprise to those who have witnessed the Environmental Protection Agency’s virtual jihad against the coal industry.  And it should not be a surprise to anyone who has seen the Justice Department’s political decision to not follow our nation’s immigration laws.


“FBI director said Crooked Hillary compromised our national security. No charges. Wow! #RiggedSystem.”  Former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer: “If Hillary were still Sec State, Pres O would have to fire her. But instead, he travels with her and seeks to promote her. Disgusting.”  More Fleischer: “Bottom line: Hillary is reckless, careless and has poor judgement, but she’s not a criminal. Which means she’s likely to be our next POTUS.”


There is a classic Latin epigram about double standards that resounds in the aftermath of the FBI's surrender this week to the corruptocracy:  "Quod licet Iovi, non licet bovi." Translation: "What is permissible for Jove is not permissible for an ox."

Jove is the Roman god Jupiter, untouchable ruler of the skies, wielder of the lightning bolt. The ox is a servile beast, sacrificial animal for elites in power, bearer of the heavy yoke.  This is the smug sociopath who led a treacherous State Department team that lied to the public about the deadly Benghazi, Libya, terror attacks, who lied and continues to lie about her Clinton Foundation favor-trading money machine, and who lied repeatedly about compromising U.S. secrets.  the Obama Pentagon announced that nine Navy officers had been punished after the humiliating "capture" of American sailors in Iranian waters in January.

One commodore was relieved for cause; the others face disciplinary measures that could effectively end their careers. Extreme carelessness and gross negligence, to borrow the euphemisms du jour, led to a ridiculous chain of events culminating in lost sailors giving up sensitive ship data, laptop passwords, cellphone access and even their military IDs to armed Iranian forces.  For demonstrating "poor leadership and judgment," failing to maintain "proper communication with higher authority" and failing to show "appreciation of the threat environment," the Navy screw-ups may well and should lose their jobs.  One standard for Jove, another for the ox. So it was in the fallen civilization of ancient Rome. So it is in corrupted America in 2016.


"Why is [@HillaryClinton] campaigning with the plane of the United States [Air Force One]?" pic.twitter.com/3u6fDkjcO5

— Fox News (@FoxNews) July 5, 2016  He also raised the question on why or why not Obama is spending time campaigning with Clinton rather then planning to defeat ISIS.  .@realDonaldTrump: "We have a president who's out campaigning for 'Crooked Hillary' Clinton & he should be home, working on ISIS."


You don’t need intent to violate the gross negligence statute. Moreover, other people have been convicted for mishandling classified material for acting just like Clinton did with her email usage.  In 2015, Navy reservist Bryan Nishimura downloaded classified information onto electronic devices during his deployment in Afghanistan in 2007 and 2008. In the same year, Gen. David Petraeus pleaded guilty to handing over classified black books to his biographer Paula Broadwell, later revealed to be his mistress, in which he got two years' probation, along with a $100,000 fine.  In 2005, former Clinton National Security Adviser Sandy Berger admitted to improperly removing highly sensitive terrorism documents from the National Archives, reportedly stuffing them down his socks and pants. He was later handed down a $50,000 fine, two years' probation, and 100 hours of community service as punishment.


FBI Director James Comey's remarks regarding then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton being "extremely careless" in the "handling of very sensitive, highly classified information…  The fact that she used a personal email address and a personal server could lead one to believe that she puts herself and her privacy above the safety and security of the United States.  Secondly, Clinton's use of a private email address and server resulted in expensive investigations, paid for by the U.S. government. Comey noted this week that they included thousands of hours of investigation work. Since Clinton did not do what any reasonable person in her position would have done and was careless, at best, it seems as though there is a need for her to reimburse the government for time and effort that would not have spent if she had been careful and reasonable.


Asked why he did not recommend prosecution for perjury, Comey answered that he did not have a referral and that he needed one to investigate further. Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz, R-Utah, said he would send a referral over in a matter of "hours."  Now, maybe we've finally got her.   The Justice Department has decided not to indict her for mishandling of classified material. But how about lying under oath to Congress?  The FBI will find it hard not to recommend prosecution. The facts are evident and clear.  If the Justice Department won't prosecute this clear instance of perjury, their partisanship will be on display. And the decision will have been made following an FBI recommendation, but most likely opposing it.  Lying under oath seems to run in the Clinton family. Maybe it is contagious.


??? The FBI did not put Hillary Clinton under oath when they questioned her for three and a half hours on Saturday — nor did the agency produce a transcript of the questioning, University of California-Berkley law professor John Yoo told Newsmax TV on Thursday.  "But I think it's very strange that she wasn't under oath and really, really strange that there was no transcript of the interview," Yoo observed. "People higher up than those agents have to make the decision whether to prosecute Hillary and her aides.  "If they're not present in the interview, how do they know what she said if there's no written record of it?"  "The FBI is there to investigate the facts, and they report the facts to the Justice Department," Yoo said. "It's a job of the prosecutors at the Justice Department to decide whether to bring the case, not the FBI.  "If the FBI doesn't think there are any facts there, of course that's a different thing.


Why was there no written record of the FBI’s questioning of Hillary? every deposition in a civil litigation is recorded, under oath, by a certified court reporter, for the purpose of locking in a witness’ testimony in a permanent record, which allows an opposing party to impeach the witness’ credibility at trial if the witness changes his mind.  Along with perjury, officials may well want to consider obstruction of justice for Hillary and her team’s willful destruction of emails and refusal to turn over 30,000 documents to investigators. 


Hillary and Bill Clinton have been eluding deserved criminal charges for years, according to the author of the explosive new book "Partners in Crime: The Clintons' Scheme to Monetize the White House for Personal Profit."


Democrat Lesson: If You’re Going to Cheat, Don’t Do it Via Email


In "Hillary's America," D'Souza expertly excavates the past to show that the election of Hillary Clinton would be the terrifying culmination of a two-century-long plot by the Democratic Party to steal America for the politically favored few.  To understand Hillary's political gangsterism -- and how a Hillary Clinton presidency threatens to utterly transform America -- D'Souza traces the secret, sordid history of the whole Democratic Party: how it deliberately transitioned from pro-slavery to pro-enslavement; how it reduced citizens to serfs; how it has managed to turn Democratically controlled cities into hotbeds of crime and corruption; and how Democrats have made a practice of buying and selling political influence -- even when it puts the nation at risk.   In addition to checking out all of D'Souza's great work - both books and movies - you might want to getting Ben Kinchlow's ground-breaking "Black Yellow Dogs" that supports his case against the racist history of the Democratic Party, also one of the hottest books in the country. Ignorance is deadly. Have you ever heard the phrase, "Forty acres and a mule"? Do you know how slavery actually began in America? Did you know the KKK lynched over a thousand white people? Do you know why? Have you ever wondered what African-Americans want, and why they vote Democratic?  Did you know that most blacks DO NOT support Affirmative Action? Who speaks for African-Americans? Do Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton and others really speak for black America? Who elected these "civil rights leaders"? If you have ever considered, even briefly, any one of these questions, or others in the area of race relations, then you need your own copy of "Black Yellowdogs." (What does "black yellowdogs" mean, anyway?)



This video helps clarify the timeline of 4 murders that occurred within one month of its recording.  Each of the men who were murdered are directly tied to the DNC, Hillary Clinton, or Tim Kaine.  The pattern that emerges from their murders evidences far more than “a conspiracy theory.” If anything, the pattern shows that someone actually conspired to kill these men because of what they knew and to keep them silent.



What’s Worse: $400 Million for Iran or $4 Billion for Iran’s Terror-Sponsoring Ally On Our Doorstep?  If delivering (a probably unconstitutional) $400 million to terror-sponsoring, hostage-taking Iran strikes many of us as foolish—or shameful, outrageous and dangerous-- what about $4 billion (annually) to Iran’s closest ally in the Western Hemisphere: terror-sponsoring Cuba?  



Trump lays out plan to combat terrorism!  Monday, in a speech to detail how a Trump administration would deal with terrorism, Trump call for a number of new policies governing immigration, the internet and foreign policy. The first part of the Trump speech which lasted about 45 minutes, was a campaign to discredit the Obama administration and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. According to Trump the Obama-Clinton foreign policy has unleashed ISIS, destabilized the Middle East, and put the nation of Iran – which chants ‘Death to America’ – in a dominant position of regional power and, in fact, aspiring to be a dominant world power.”  Trump continued to spell out what he calls the disastrous policies of the Obama administration, saying that, “with one episode of bad judgment after another, Hillary Clinton’s policies launched ISIS onto the world.” Continuing this assault on the administration, Trump took aim at Clinton, saying, “Hillary Clinton lacks the judgement, the temperament and the moral character to lead this nation. Importantly, she also lacks the mental and physical stamina to take on ISIS, and all the many adversaries we face – not only in terrorism, but in trade and every other challenge we must confront to turn this country around.”  The new policies that Trump addressed is one that he has spoken of before, stopping the immigration of Muslims who come from countries where there is known terroristic ties to ISIS and any enemy to the United States of America. Trump proposed “My Administration will aggressively pursue joint and coalition military operations to crush and destroy ISIS, international cooperation to cutoff their funding, expanded intelligence sharing, and cyberwarfare to disrupt and disable their propaganda and recruiting.”



Trump should say, “I’ll release my tax returns on the spot…as soon as Hillary locates her 32,000 deleted emails…releases all Clinton Foundation records…the transcripts of her speeches to Goldman Sachs…and her authenticated medical records.”



In 2013 for example journalists who examined the tax records of the foundation found they gave 10 percent of their millions to charitable purposes. TEN PERCENT!  In other years they gave a little more. But most of those millions are spent on salaries for Clinton cronies and by the Clintons themselves -- flying around the world, staying at the best hotels and greasing the wheels that give their foreign pals multi-million dollar deals in exchange for millions given to the Clinton Foundation.  Probably the worst – which may well be treason in my opinion -- is the deal $$$$$$the Clintons engineered that ultimately gave Russia 20 percent or more – we’re not sure how much – of our U.S. uranium. You know what uranium is used for, right? It’s a strategic resource because it’s used for making nukes.



There are in fact whole chains of charter schools where black and Hispanic youngsters score well above the national average on tests. There are the KIPP (Knowledge IS Power Program) schools and the Success Academy schools, for example.  Only 39 percent of all students in New York state schools who were tested recently scored at the "proficient" level in math, but 100 percent of the students at the Crown Heights Success Academy school scored at that level in math. Blacks and Hispanics are 90 percent of the students in the Crown Heights Success Academy.  The Success Academy schools in general ranked in the top 2 percent in English and in the top 1 percent in math. Hispanic students in these schools reached the "proficient" level in math nearly twice as often as Hispanic students in the regular public schools. Black students in these Success Academy schools reached the "proficient" level more than twice as often as black students in the regular public schools.  What makes this all the more amazing is that these charter schools are typically located in the same ghettos or barrios where other blacks or Hispanics are failing miserably on the same tests. More than that, successful charter schools are often physically housed in the very same buildings as the unsuccessful public schools.  In other words, minority kids from the same neighborhood, going to school in classes across the hall from each other, or on different floors, are scoring far above average and far below average on the same tests.  If black success was considered half as newsworthy as black failures, such facts would be headline news -- and people who have the real interests of black and other minority students at heart would be asking, "Wow! How can we get more kids into these charter schools?"  Black success is a threat to political empires and to a whole social vision behind those empires. That social vision has politicians like Bill de Blasio and Hillary Clinton cast in the role of rescuers and protectors of blacks from enemies threatening on all sides. If politicians can promote paranoia, that means bigger voter turnout, which is what really matters to them.



The evidence is clear. Women are the next big things for the gun industry. They’re obtaining concealed carry permits at a rate twice of that for men between 2012-2016 and they’re flocking to firearms training courses.



some college alumni are awakening to the fact that their beloved alma maters are nothing like the decent, open, tolerant, committed-to-learning places they remember. Rather, nearly every college and university in America has become the least open, the least tolerant, the most hate-filled and the most anti-American (and, of course, anti-Israel) mainstream institution in America.



The same clueless nitwits who, with no evidence, cried "Bush lied, people died!" are now ignoring overwhelming evidence of Hillary Clinton's violation of the Espionage Act and how that behavior imperiled national security. In George W. Bush's case, there is zero evidence of a "lie." In Clinton's case, as to a violation of the Espionage Act, her violation is clear-cut.  The bipartisan Robb-Silberman Commission, set up in 2004 to examine the weapons of mass destruction intel on which the Iraq War was based, found -- after more than a year of investigation -- that no one lied.  President Bill Clinton's top Persian Gulf adviser, the CIA's Kenneth Pollack, disagreed with Bush's decision to invade Iraq. But as to the intel, Pollack said the opinion was unanimous -- among all 16 of the nation's intelligence commissions -- that Saddam Hussein possessed stockpiles of WMD.  "Other nations' intelligence services were similarly aligned with U.S. views. ... In sum, no one doubted that Iraq had weapons of mass destruction."



The Democratic presidential candidate said that she went "door to door" in New Bedford, Mass., to find children who were not in school.  "I remember meeting a young girl in a wheelchair on the small back porch of her house," Clinton said. "She told me how badly she wanted to go to school — it just didn’t seem possible in those days."  But the Democrat who was mayor of New Bedford back in 1973, when Hillary supposedly met the disabled girl, says it couldn't be true.  "It's not true," former Mayor Jack Markey told the Boston Herald. "I'm even a Democrat, but the truth is the truth."  The Herald report continues:


Captain Humayun Khan was a hero to our country and we should honor all who have made the ultimate sacrifice to keep our country safe. The real problem here are the radical Islamic terrorists who killed him, and the efforts of these radicals to enter our country to do us further harm.   let’s not forget that Hillary Clinton called Patricia Smith, the mother of Benghazi victim Sean Smith, a liar.


Meanwhile, many in social media have contrasted the sharp difference in tone to Trump that President George W. Bush took in 2005 after Gold Star mother Cindy Sheehan held a protest on Bush's ranch in Texas demanding a meeting with the president on what she considered his failed Iraq policy, The Hill reports.  Bush responded by saying, “I sympathize with Mrs. Sheehan. … She has every right in the world to say what she believes. This is America. She has a right to her position And I've thought long and hared about her position,.... which is to get out of Iraq now....but it would be a mistake for the security of this country....if we were to do so."  Trump's vice presidential running mate, Mike Pence, issued a statement late Sunday.  "Donald Trump and I believe that Captain Humayun Khan is an American hero and his family, like all Gold Star families, should be cherished by every American," Pence said in his statement, according to Politico. "Captain Khan gave his life to defend our country in the global war on terror."  Khan tells CNN he "appreciates" Trump's later response praising Khan's hero son, Army Capt. Humayun Khan, who received a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart after he was killed by a suicide bomber in Iraq in 2004. 

Ask all the forgotten Gold Star moms and dads who have lost their children because politically correct pushovers at the Pentagon looked the other way at the Muslim military menace.  Muslim soldier Nidal Hasan, Traitor Hasan Akbar, Abu Khalid Abdul-Latif, Tairod Nathan Webster Pugh, Hasan Edmonds--Over the years, I've reported on many more of Allah's soldiers in American uniforms, including:



Retired U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn is a frequent cable news contributor, and he spoke on behalf of Trump last month at the Republican National Convention. He is also author of “The Field of Fight: How We Can Win the Global War on Radical Islam and Its Allies.”  In his book, Flynn said it’s long past time for the U.S. to stop “participating” in the war against radical Islam and start winning it. He believes America is just spinning its wheels while ISIS and other enemies pursue an announced, strategic campaign against the West.  “We totally have lacked imagination, and we’ve forgotten how to win, actually,” Flynn told WND and Radio America. “And we have to stop being politically correct about this enemy. We have to clearly define it.”  He said that’s something President Obama and subordinates like Hillary Clinton refuse to do.  “Number one is to clearly define the enemy, and that’s something our current government and current president do not allow us to do,” Flynn said.  Flynn said it must be a consistent, sustained effort, just as the U.S. labored for decades to attack the ideology of Soviet communism, its ideological flaws and its destructive results.   Although Flynn said the 2016 presidential race is one America cannot afford to get wrong, he believes it is essential to rein in the role the president plays on national security.  “The decision-making apparatus has been built up around the president of the United States and is out of control. It doesn’t have the strategic flexibility. It doesn’t have the adaptability. It doesn’t have the speed. And, frankly, it does not have the maturity to make the kind of decisions [necessary] nor to even think clearly,” Flynn said.  “That’s why we get involved in places like Libya, and we have poor decisions like getting out of Iraq in 2011. That’s why we see the messes that we see around the world right now in our foreign policy. I’m very concerned about that.”  Flynn is a registered Democrat, but he is outspoken in his support for Trump. He adds that his endorsement is almost entirely based on what he sees in Trump and is not simply a reaction to his opposition to Clinton. Flynn said Trump is running for the right reasons.



During and after the coup attempt, Erdogan shut down Incirlik Air Base, which is home to 1,500 American soldiers as well as other NATO troops. The Turkish government cut off the base’s electricity supply, temporarily suspended flights, and arrested the base commander, General Ercan Van. The base reportedly houses 50 nuclear warheads. The bombs are controlled by the U.S. forces in Turkey, but could they by means sudden or gradual fall under the control of Turkey? And if they did, would the U.S. dare to do anything about it?  Erdogan’s power is now nearly absolute—not unlike the absolute power of a sultan.  And Erdogan is using the leverage he has as a result to force rapid visa-free access to Europe for all Turks.


I cannot speak as highly for William Weld, the Libertarian VP pick.  And that’s only the start of the problem.  Townhall.com columnist Guy Benson shared some disturbing conflicts with Republicans for Gary Johnson. There are other glaring platform stances from the Johnson-Weld ticket which should make conservative stump for Trump, even if they have to hold their noses.  When it comes to freedom of conscience and the First Amendment, Johnson is a total statist.   Critics have noted that Johnson lines up 73 percent of the time with “Weekend at Bernie” Sanders. Conservatives who fear that culture issues like marriage and abortion are weighing down the Republican ticket should think again. Pro-life is surging, and Christian counter-mentum to LGBT bullying has gained strength. People might not trust Trump on cultural issues, but they should turn down Johnson immediately.  On immigration, Johnson has signed onto Obama’s executive amnesty which the Supreme Court struck down. But his mouthy running mate William Weld compared the construction of a border wall to the Berlin Wall. Now, about William Weld, Johnson’s VP nom:  He’s an arrogant liberal who destroyed the Massachusetts Republican Party. I have worked with concerted, connected conservative activists in the Bay State, and they have utter contempt for this guy. To this day, Weld is a cheerful gun-control enthusiast, but would let hunters keep their rifles. The Second Amendment is not for hunting little ducks, but politicians when they try to take your rights away (hat tip, Bob Dornan). Weld is actually a big government extremist who resorted to state power for environmental protection and expanded the social safety net in Massachusetts.



The notion that gun violence and mass-casualty shootings are “on the rise” is one that’s fostered by the leftist media in order to promote stricter gun control laws. Reporting like Biller’s seems innocuous, but in actuality, these faux “facts” soak into the American consciousness.  Here are the real facts:  According to Pew Research, from 1993 to 2014, firearm homicides per 100,000 Americans dropped from 7.0 to 3.4 annually. Non-fatal violent firearm crime per 100,000 Americans twelve and older dropped from 725.3 in 1993 to 174.8 in 2014.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/states/northdakota.htm    http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/pressroom/sosmap/Firearm.htm








(Farming etc)  We can blame manufacturing's problems and dislocations on foreigners and disloyal American multinational firms. If they behaved better, the American economy would improve. There is some truth to this, but it is hardly the whole truth -- as the case of steel shows.  Despite plummeting industry employment, U.S. steel production is roughly where it's been for decades, between 90 million and 120 million tons a year. Imports generally represent 20% to 25% of domestic consumption. True, dozens of steel plants have closed. But dozens of more efficient plants have opened. Productivity (aka, efficiency) has increased dramatically.  The industry's largest change of the past half-century is the rise of so-called "mini-mills." There are now two dominant ways of making steel.  The traditional way is to start from scratch: Iron ore, limestone and coal are melted to form pig iron; then the pig iron is boiled in a "basic oxygen furnace" to make molten steel, which is formed into various finished products (sheet for cars, beams for construction and the like).  Mini-mills are the second way. Their raw material is scrap steel, which is melted in "electric arc furnaces" to make molten steel. The mini-mills have a big cost advantage over the older "vertically integrated" mills.    From 1970 to 2015, their share of total U.S. steel production went from 15% to 63%, reports the American Iron and Steel Institute, an industry group.  This has huge implications. In a recent study, economists Allan Collard-Wexler of Duke and Jan De Loecker of Princeton found that the spread of mini-mills -- with their greater efficiency -- explained most of the industry's job loss.   Put differently: If there were no foreign trade in steel, most of those jobs would have vanished anyway. The least efficient vertically integrated plants were forced to close. The decisive competition has been domestic, not foreign.  To be sure, steelmakers face legitimate trade issues. There's a global steel glut, mainly because China sharply expanded its industry on the unrealistic assumption of continued strong economic growth.   Better manufacturing methods and technologies mean that fewer workers can produce the same output.  This is a good thing, even if it initially involves fewer jobs, because higher productivity promotes higher living standards.  All dynamic economies experience constant disruptions from changing technologies, shifting consumer tastes and inevitable business cycles.



"Let me start by observing that Detroit is a great city with a magnificent legacy that has been utterly decimated by 50 years of failed left-wing policy," Cruz told Fox News moderator Chris Wallace.  "And then, for 50 years, left-wing Democrats have pursued destructive tax policies, weak crime policies, and have driven the citizens out.  "The way you bring manufacturing back to America is, number one, you lift the regulations. As president, I will repeal ObamaCare, the biggest job-killer in America," said Cruz.  "I will pull back the federal regulators, the EPA and all the regulators that are killing small businesses and manufacturing.

"And my tax plan, which is a very, very detailed plan on the website tedcruz.org, is what's called border adjustable. We get rid of all the taxes. We get rid of the corporate income tax and the death tax and the ObamaCare taxes and the payroll tax. And we replace it with a 16% business flat tax that is border adjustable, which means all exports are entirely tax-free and all imports pay the 16% business flat tax. That's a 32% differential.  "What that will do, Chris, is bring millions of manufacturing jobs back to this country, bring the steel industry back to this country, create an environment where, when we compete on a fair and level playing field, American ingenuity can beat anyone. But right now, the federal government isn't giving us a level playing field."




Primary voters gave us these two choices :>(

Clinton  15,805,136

Trump    13,300,472              Cruz+Kasich+Rubio   15,284,153



Sean Hannity’s Trump world--Sean Hannity Should Blame Himself For Putting Hillary in the White House:  Sean Hannity deserves particular attention. During the primaries, he promoted Trump non-stop to his audience with the sort of cream puff interviews you’d expect MSNBC to give to Hillary Clinton.   Here’s what I wrote in Townhall about it back then.    So, is Sean Hannity going to hold himself accountable? He’s one of the most prominent “conservatives” (NOT)  in America.  Millions of people listen to him on the radio and on TV and what did they hear during the primaries? They heard Sean Hannity giving Donald Trump a tongue bath every night.   who deserves more of the blame for Trump? The people who told you the truth all along and said, “Whether you like Trump or not, he can’t win. You have to pick someone else,” or the people like Hannity who spent months essentially saying, “Trump’s the greatest! We love Trump. Let’s cheer for him! Trump, Trump, Trump.” 


Donald Trump faces an uphill battle for the presidency, and unless he can turn around his campaign or hand it off to another Republican, The Wall Street Journal's editorial says it will be Hillary Clinton in the White House next year.  The GOP nominee has steadily lost ground to Clinton since the Democratic National Convention, after a brief stint on top after the Republican National Convention. In an editorial Monday, the Journal recounts how Trump's advisers would "like him to be disciplined. They want him to focus on growing the economy and raising incomes and fighting terrorism."  "They think he should make the election a referendum on Hillary Clinton, not on himself. And they'd like him to spend a little time each day — a half hour even — studying the issues he'll need to understand if he becomes President." All to no avail, the editors say.  Trump denies that he hasn't stayed on message, or that he doesn't know the issues, as he did in a series of tweets Sunday night.  Political scientist Alan Abramowitz correctly predicted every presidential election since 1988, according to the Journal, but while he gave a hypothetical 'mainstream' Republican a 66 percent chance of victory this year, Trump has only a 51.4 percent chance of winning, according to his model.


(SOCIALISM/COMMUNISM )  We all know that Venezuelan socialism has been a total disaster. People were reportedly eating dogs, cats, and birds for sustenance. Crime was spiking. Inflation is out of control—and there is what could only be described as gladiatorial battles to get the most basic supplies at the supermarkets. Energy shortages have led to rolling blackouts. Toilet paper is now a luxury item. Access to medicine has been a nightmare, with the country’s entire hospital system operating in deplorable conditions. It’s so bad that some places don’t have gloves or soap. Of course, many Venezuelans have resorted to looting to survive.  As for food, hunger has gripped the nation, with shocking footage of people eating from the trash.

Venezuelan Government: You Are To Leave Your Jobs For 60 Days To Work In the Fields



At first glance, Nordic countries seem to have everything liberals want to see in America: equal income distribution, good health, low levels of poverty, and thriving economies, all co-existing with big welfare states. By copying Nordic policies, many of the American Left hope to transform America to a similar socialist "utopia."  Released by WND Books today, in Debunking Utopia: Exposing the Myth of Nordic Socialism, Swedish author Nima Sanandaji explains why this is all wishful thinking. Certainly, some aspects of Nordic welfare states, such as childcare provision, merit the admiration of liberals. But overall, it is a unique culture based on hard work, healthy diets, social cohesion and high levels of trust that have made Nordic countries successful.




The 54-page GOP platform calls for greater personal responsibility; de-centralizing power; a Balanced Budget Amendment; reducing the size and scope of government;  parental rights; gun ownership and religious liberty; tax incentives for economic growth; reducing taxes across the board; a crackdown on the Internal Revenue Service; overturning the Supreme Court’s rulings on Obamacare, abortion and same-sex “marriage”; rejecting any treaties not vetted by the Senate; rescinding President Obama’s executive orders granting amnesty to illegal immigrants; withholding federal funds from “sanctuary cities”; building a wall on our southern border; rebuilding American military strength, and exerting international leadership against ISIS and other threats.

The 52-page Democratic Party platform promises a new War on Poverty and socialist war on the rich & taxpayers; massive new public works projects; expanding federal programs at every level; more tax-subsidized abortions; cradle-to-grave health care; a “cradle-to-college pipeline”; free public college tuition for all;  free childcare; mandatory national service; racial affirmative action; the LGBT political agenda; new regulatory mandates on businesses; a radical climate change agenda; leading “a broad coalition of allies and partners to destroy ISIS’ stronghold in Iraq and Syria,” and sky-is-the-limit confiscatory taxation, including a new levy on financial transactions, to pay for it all.  The latter is an alternative reality pipedream.  The sheer number of Democratic promises to “invest/spending taxpayers money” in massive government expansion makes the current $19 trillion national debt look like pocket change.  Literally millions of new federal employees would be necessary to meddle this much in everyone’s lives. 



Paul Nehlen is just one of hundreds of candidates running for a seat in the U.S. House of Representatives this year, but the businessman and inventor is running as if he’s in a national race. In a way, he is.  His Republican primary opponent, after all, is House Speaker Paul Ryan. And with the election scheduled for Aug. 9, national attention is intensifying as the campaign comes down to the wire.  “It’s absolutely a national campaign,” Nehlen told WND. “Paul Ryan opposes 92 percent of the GOP electorate on immigration and seven out of 10 voters on the Muslim refugee pause. Think about that for a moment. That is monumental.

“Paul Ryan has said he will not fund a wall and he will sue Donald Trump over his comments on Muslim immigration. It would be everything Paul Ryan could do to cause Mr. Trump to be a one-term, ineffectual president.”



corporate cronyism has tilted the marketplace away from the hard-working, honest business owner to the well-financed industrial behemoths with the right Washington contacts.  Citizens are despised, illegals are protected, and the feds want to take our guns away.  Trump’s message on immigration, trade, and security courted those voters effectively. WaThis embittering lawlessness hits the hardest on the families of The Remembrance Project. Founded in 2009, this group commemorates the lives of Americans, young and old, who have been killed by illegal aliens in their own country.   Washington’s aloof inattention, coupled with the robust pandering of Big Business and Big Labor, has done enough damage.  



Factory gate prices within China are falling at a rate of 2.9pc, further amplifying the deflationary impact. Analysts fear that Beijing is engaged is an undeclared policy of beggar-thy-neighbour mercantilism, trying to avert an industrial crisis at home by exporting its overcapacity in steel, shipbuilding, chemicals, plastics, paper, glass, and even solar panels, to the rest for the world.


There is little question this affects the prices of exports and imports globally. An Oct. 2015 World Economic Outlook from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) study of 60 economies including China found that “A depreciation in an economy’s currency is typically associated with lower export prices paid by foreigners and higher domestic import prices, and these price changes, in turn, lead to a rise in exports and a decline in imports.



And it is the lower labor costs in places like Vietnam, which is part of President Obama’s Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement, that make the deal so attractive to some multi-national manufacturers. Vietnam’s textile workers are paid, on average, $100 a month, a labor cost that cannot and should not be matched domestically.  This is why before Mr. Trump renegotiates any trade deal, he should push through a series of tax and regulatory changes as well as the repeal and replacement of Obamacare, that will significantly lower the cost of doing business in the United States. Without these type of domestic reforms, any changes to the TPP or any other trade deal will only have illusory domestic job benefits.

It is important to remember that the CEOs of publicly traded companies have a fiduciary responsibility to maximize profits for their company’s shareholders.  Lowering the regulatory, tax and health care costs of doing business in America as a first step toward a new trade policy helps level the economic playing field, so companies will not only be less inclined to offshore jobs regardless of any trade deal that gets negotiated, but would look to the U.S. as being open for business once more.

When these cost lowering actions are combined with an increased emphasis on negotiating an end to currency manipulation by foreign trading partners, the more secure business environment offered in the United States over many countries, and significantly lower transportation costs to reach U.S. consumers, a framework will be in place allowing the U.S. worker to compete against low-cost foreign competitors.




The Heritage Foundation’s “Blueprint for Balance” maps out reform in critical programs like Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security and proposes a conservative budget for Congress. Further, placing statutory spending caps on all noninterest spending would limit spending and program growth. Exceeding these caps would trigger automatic spending cuts. Lawmakers would be forced to prioritize spending instead of automatically funding programs regardless of resources available.



I also learned how people gamed the welfare system. They’d buy two dozen packs of soda with food stamps and then sell them at a discount for cash. They’d ring up their orders separately, buying food with food stamps, and beer, wine, and cigarettes with cash. They’d regularly go through the checkout line speaking on their cell phones. I could never understand why our lives felt like a struggle while those living off of government largesse enjoyed trinkets that I only dreamed about.  Mamaw listened intently to my experiences at Dillman’s. We began to view much of our fellow working class with mistrust. Most of us were struggling to get by, but we made do, worked hard, and hoped for a better life. But a large minority was content to live off the dole (taxpayers).  Every two weeks, I’d get a small paycheck and notice the line where federal and state income taxes were deducted from my wages. At least as often, our drug-addict neighbor would buy T-bone steaks, which I was too poor to buy for myself but was forced by Uncle Sam to buy for someone else. 




legislative action to fix our broken immigration enforcement system.   Sign Petition

1. Make E-Verify mandatory for all U.S. employers to eliminate the jobs magnet.

2. Complete the Congressionally-mandated biometric entry/exit system to track non-immigrant visitors to the U.S.

3. End the practice of birthright citizenship for illegal aliens and foreign visitors.

4. Require state and local law enforcement to report affirmatively all non-citizens in custody to ICE, make ICE detainers mandatory, and require ICE to pick up and remove deportable aliens.

5. Expand expedited removal to include all illegal aliens with criminal convictions.

6. End catch-and-release of illegal aliens by requiring that they be detained until removal.

7. Deny immigrant and nonimmigrant visas to nations that refuse to repatriate their citizens.

8. Reform the judicial process in immigration courts, including restricting relief from removal, to expedite the process and reduce the backlog of cases.

9. Restrict asylum to the internationally recognized definition of those who are unable to be returned to the home country due to a well-founded fear of (state) persecution due to race, religion, nationality, membership in a particular social group, or political opinion.

10. Allow Border Patrol access to all federal lands.

Please sign the petition now and start applying pressure now fro the next Congress to fix our BROKEN IMMIGRATION ENFORCEMENT SYSTEM!



(Religion of peace)  nothing has been done to stop the horrific sex crimes being perpetrated by Pakistani Muslims against British school girls in the town of Rotherham.  Media reports of the rapes originally surfaced in 2014, and eventually the truth came out that more than 1,400 school girls had been lured into sex by “grooming gangs” between 1997 and 2013. The gang members passed the girls off one to another for their own sexual gratification. Some were as young as 11 years old and almost all were 17 and younger.  WND last reported on the situation in April when it interviewed Peter McLaughlin, author of a landmark book “Easy Meat: Inside Britain’s Grooming Gang Scandal.”




Starting in the 1960s, the values that made for civility came under attack. Corporal punishment was banned. This was the time when the education establishment and liberals launched their agenda that undermined lessons children learned from their parents and the church. Sex education classes undermined family/church strictures against premarital sex. Lessons of abstinence were ridiculed, considered passe, and replaced with lessons about condoms, birth control pills and abortion. Further undermining of parental authority came with legal and extralegal measures to assist teenage abortions, often with neither parental knowledge nor parental consent.  Customs, traditions, moral values and rules of etiquette are behavioral norms, transmitted mostly by example, word of mouth and religious teachings. As such, they represent a body of wisdom distilled through the ages by experience and trial and error. The nation's liberals (democraps)-- along with the education establishment, pseudo-intellectuals and the courts -- have waged war on traditions, customs and moral values.   We no longer condemn or shame self-destructive and rude behavior, such as out-of-wedlock pregnancies, dependency, cheating and lying. We have replaced what worked with what sounds good. The abandonment of traditional values has negatively affected the nation as a whole, but blacks have borne the greater burden. This is seen by the decline in the percentage of black two-parent families.


Satanists now are fighting for their “right” to sponsor after-school programs in states from California and Utah to Georgia. If these devil-worshipers have their way, youngsters will be targeted for indoctrination in programs created by an organization that has absolutely nothing positive to offer children of this – or any other -- age. Even more troubling is the fact that feckless school leaders actually are considering such requests.   For voters who live in districts where such clubs are being proposed, it is high time to let district school officials and other government leaders know that cowardice in the face of this challenge is not acceptable. And that if they won’t vote to stop the clubs, voters can easily find those who will with the next election.




First he exposed the History Channel’s miniseries “Roots”as root-and-brunch fiction. Now, the courageous epistolary warrior Kunta (Jack) Kerwick has turned his attention to correcting lies about slavery, promulgated in media and scholarly circles.

A point forcefully made by Kerwick is that although a vibrant, indigenous slave trade was conducted well into the nineteenth century in the interior of West Africa, slavery has become the White Man’s cross to bear. Also omitted, in the course of the “honest” conversation about race directed by our political masters, is that credit for the demise of the slave trade in Africa belongs to Europeans. In his compact study, The Slave Trade (London, 2006), British historian Jeremy Black highlights the “leading role Britain played in the abolition of slavery [as]… an example of an ethical foreign policy.” Britain agonized over this repugnant institution, failed to reconcile it with the Christian faith, and consequently abolished it.  Professor Black condemns the exclusive focus on the Atlantic—or transatlantic—slave trade to the exclusion of the robust slave trade conducted by Arabs across the Sahara Desert. Or, across the Indian Ocean and the Red Sea to markets in the Middle East. This exclusive focus on westerners as slave owners and traders, notes Black, “fits with the [political] narrative of Western exploitation” of undeveloped countries and their people.  Arab affinity for slavery, ethnic prejudice and purges lives on today in the treatment, for example, of blacks in Darfur and Yazidis in Kurdistan, Iraq.  At its most savage, child slavery still thrives in Haiti in the form of the “Restavec system.” Children are kept in grinding poverty and worked to the bone.  What other people would agonize over events they had no part in, personally, for damages they did not inflict?  Grievance is leveled at a collective, all whites, for infractions it did not commit: Africans who were not enslaved are seen as having an ineffable claim against Europeans who did not enslave them.



Mohammed El Halabi, an employee of World Vision, the world’s largest evangelical Christian charity, has been charged in Israel with funneling tens of millions of dollars to the military wing of Hamas, a designated international terrorist organization affiliated with the Muslim Brotherhood.  The arrest was made June 16, according to the Israeli daily Haaretz, but a gag order on the case files was lifted Wednesday and Halabi was indicted Thursday. The indictment reveals details of how Hamas infiltrated Federal Way, Washington-based World Vision, a global Christian outreach active in nearly 100 countries.



Obtaining clean water is a worldwide health concern. What if raw sewage could be converted into clean water, while producing electricity during the process? New Scientist has good news: bacteria are being recruited to do both. Inventors in Boston have a prototype that seems almost miraculous:



The International Monetary Fund forecasts Venezuela's economy will shrink 10% this year, worse than its previous estimate of 8%. It also estimates that inflation in Venezuela will catapult to 700% this year.  The country has been anguishing under the failed left wing policies that began with the late Hugo Chavez. He called it 21st Century Socialism that has now relegated Venezuelans to eating out of trash cans due to a lack of food, a hospital system that’s operating under 19th century conditions, a breakdown of law and order, and virtually no access to basic medicine, which has led to tragic results for the 200,000 Venezuelans living with chronic illnesses.



I've got a better idea to put the Trump circus train on the right track.  Trump's support in the polls is stuck at about 42 percent.

To win, we know he has to get the votes of disaffected Republicans, terrified independents and people who don't already believe Obama was born in a grass hut in Kenya.  But to get their support by Election Day he has to do two things.  He has to stop saying stupid things in public and he has to give a hundred more speeches like the great one he delivered in Detroit on Monday.  Trump blew himself up again, thanks to his own stupidity and lack of self-control.


Reince Priebus and the Republican National Committee establishment figures silenced conservatives at the RNC convention to seize unprecedented power. The RNC shut down demands from delegates to call for a roll call vote on the adoption of the rules that empower the RNC establishment against conservatives and grassroots activists. We now have an alliance against grassroots, tea party conservatives and these delegates were not simply anti-Trump, as the main-stream media has been reporting. The establishment scored a major victory against conservatives and this victory comes at the expense of party unity. Not enough has been done to unite the Republican Party and conservative base. Sen Mike Lee calls in to talk about how the RNC shut down of conservatives desire to have a vote on the rules. Those who shut down the debate were calling for unity, but they ended up causing more division.


We have a candidate who ran as an establishment outsider and fairly recent Republican. He is not a conservative but claims to no longer be a liberal and is left of the party on marriage and abortion. Trump really needs to work to unify the Republican Party, because there is great division within. The Republican surrogates are telling us everything is united and fine, but that’s not true. We conservatives need to influence Trump on his policy!


Chris Christie, the pseudo-conservative media and others are demanding that Sen Ted Cruz endorse the man who insulted his wife and father for president. Would anyone honor a pledge to a man who had impugned his wife’s honor and viciously attacked her looks. Doesn’t family come before pledges? Reagan biographer Craig Shirley called in and explained that Ronald Reagan had such strong feelings about Gerald Ford’s behavior that he didn’t endorse Ford during the 1976 Republican convention. As conservatives we don’t need people bullying us around and telling us who to support. Also, if Trump wants to win this Presidency, he needs to reach out to conservatives and stop trying to get Bernie Sanders supporters. After that, 40 years ago Paul Manafort was a deputy campaign manager for Gerald Ford. The same man who helped Gerald Ford stop Ronald Reagan has helped Trump stop Ted Cruz.


Believe it or not, the job may go to a former Clinton donor if Trump is elected.  Donald Trump has told prospective donors that, if elected president, he plans to nominate former Goldman Sachs banker Steve Mnuchin for U.S. Treasury Secretary.  That’s according to Anthony Scaramucci, a high-profile hedge fund manager and Trump fundraiser.


Sen. Ted Cruz told Donald Trump days in advance that he would not endorse him, and Trump’s team had already read the speech hours before Cruz took the stage. Now Trump and his surrogates are whining that Cruz broke his pledge! Is that the same pledge that Trump already voided months ago? This is phony drama and if Trump loses, this may well be the moment that sealed his fate. Trump’s surrogates are continuing to divide the party again over this issue. Trump needs conservatives, but for some reason he doesn’t seem to want them. The burden to unify is on him.   In addition, the Republican establishment has hijacked this Trump campaign and because of that Reince Priebus is more powerful than ever, the Bob Dole crowd is back in town, and Paul Manafort is resurrected. Later, NATO exists to protect us and Europe and exists in the hope that we wouldn’t have to send our troops overseas to deal with threats. Donald Trump’s manner of dealing with NATO is an extreme form of isolationism.


Trump himself told Anderson Cooper not so long ago that he didn’t want Cruz’s support, anyways. Trump also made clear he thought little of the pledge. When asked if he would continue to honor the pledge, Trump responded, “No, I don’t anymore … we’ll see who it is.” - See more at: https://www.conservativereview.com/commentary/2016/07/flashback-remember-when-trump-renounced-the-gop-pledge#sthash.Bx1AkHA0.CIWaGpJV.dpuf



(Wow, big fat lyin NY liberal Trumper Tantrum)  Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said that he would not accept Sen. Ted Cruz’s endorsement now, even if he offered it.  Trump made the announcement at a news conference in Cleveland Friday morning after accepting his party’s nomination the previous night.  “I don’t want his endorsement. If he gives it, I will not accept it, just so you understand it. It won’t matter. Honestly, he should have done it, because nobody cares, and he would have been in better shape for four years from now,” said Trump.


Donald Trump himself pulled out of the pledge four months ago, and Trump supporters applauded the repudiation of the pledge:

And just to make things more fun, Trump supporters applauded breaking the pledge.  Here’s Trump in Anderson Cooper’s townhall in Milwaukee, Tuesday, March 29, 2016:


(Trump would just be the brand name, while outsourcing the real work like the manufacturing of his ties)  Donald Trump Jr. offered Kasich both foreign policy and domestic policy.  "What the hell would Trump do?" the aide reportedly asked Trump the younger.  "He would make America great again," Trump Jr. casually replied, according to a story in the Columbus Dispatch.  That Trump doesn't know or care much about public policy is obvious to literally every human being who knows anything about public policy. One could fill books with examples of him talking about articles of the Constitution that don't exist, events that never took place and proposals that make no sense.  According to a deeply reported account in GQ, Trump's daily briefing packet amounts to a printout of a Google News search of articles mentioning "Donald J. Trump."  This is also how he runs his business. He's a marketer and branding maven. Other businessmen and subcontractors do the heavy lifting.  Woodrow Wilson was the first to see the president as a kind of monarchical cheerleader. He was the first commander in chief to insist that a president must impose a "vision" on the country; Wilson saw the job as that of a propagandist in chief.  Just this week, the GOP nominee suggested that he would not honor our commitments to NATO if Russia attacked our allies in the Baltics. Those words are dangerous from a nominee. They would be catastrophic from a president.  A president with a verbal hair trigger -- one who doesn't know enough to know what not to say -- could ignite a financial crisis or a war.  If Trump could be trusted to simply play a ceremonial role, serving as a kind of corporate motivational speaker for the country, I might board the Trump train. But can anyone say with confidence that Trump has the discipline to do anything of the sort?


Trump's vice presidential pick was supposed to add gravitas to the ticket. Pence warned in his speech that the United States "cannot have four more years apologizing to our enemies and abandoning our friends. America needs to be strong for the world to be safe." But no sooner had he uttered those words than The New York Times published an interview with Trump done earlier that day, which threw those sentiments under the bus.


NATO Allies: Trump's Statements 'Dangerous and Irresponsible'

(Trumper Tantrum Purge???)  Trump praised Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, giving him credit for seeing off the failed coup. “Some people say that it was staged, you know that,” he said. “I don’t think so.”


In the final weeks of the primary battles, Trump bitterly attacked Cruz as a serial "liar," mocked his wife, and even speculated that Cruz's father was connected to President Kennedy's assassination.  In the uproar that followed his non-endorsement speech, Cruz told a meeting of Texas delegates on Thursday that he was "not in the habit of supporting people who attack my wife and attack my father."  But the bitter feud between the two is the least of the problems that Trump faces in the general election. The deeper divisions in Congress, state governments and the nation's electorate are far more troubling.  Maybe that's because this is, at its heart, a synthetic, antiseptic campaign of slogans and insults by a very rich man who believes running the country is no different than hosting a reality TV show.


The media is relishing this death sentence for our constitutional scholar and fighter. They are stirring the pot and hyping the craze. They just love it when we crucify our own. Here's the reality: We should be praying that Ted Cruz lives to fight another day, because we are all going to be counting on him in his position as a sitting U.S. senator to fight for us.  Whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton wins the White House, we are going to need Sen. Ted Cruz to fight for constitutional principles, as he always has.  Whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton wins the White House, we are going to need Sen. Ted Cruz, in his critical position on the Senate Judiciary Committee, to lead the charge to help confirm constitutional jurists or defeat liberal activist nominees.  I personally hope that Ted Cruz will come around and support the most conservative vice presidential nominee our nation has ever seen, Mike Pence.


(Get ready for more Hope&Change Trumper Tantrum style)  The eleventh-hour move by the Donald Trump campaign to add a plan to reinstate the Glass-Steagall Act to the Republican platform caught GOP lawmakers off guard, with some of them expressing disappointment with the decision.  While the 1930s-era law, which separated commercial and investment banking activities, is strongly supported by progressive Democrats, it is not popular among most Republican policymakers.  "I was completely surprised," Rep. Steve Stivers, R-Ohio, a member of the House Financial Services Committee, said in an interview here hours before Trump's formal nomination Tuesday evening. "It was a late addition. I am not sure how it happened. I was very disappointed that that got included, because frankly I think that will make our banks more vulnerable if we try and put Glass-Steagall back in and make them more likely to fail, because they will be more focused on fewer classifications of assets."


The election, he said, is "about principles and ideals and about standing for what we believe in. And, I have to say, it was somewhat dismaying that apparently some of Donald's biggest partisans, when they heard you should vote for someone you can trust, defend the Constitution, they immediately began booing."


Trump Spreads KGB-Hatched Disinformation Meme about JFK’s Assassination:  In 1963 the CIA regarded the Directorio Revolucionario Estudiantil (DRE) “the most militant and deeply motivated of all the Cuban exile organizations seeking to oust Castro.” Carlos Bringuier was their representative in New Orleans. It was DRE agents who infiltrated Cuba and brought out the first reports of Soviet missile installations–to the scoffs of the White House’s Best and Brightest. It took two months for anyone to finally take them seriously. A U-2 flight then confirmed every last detail of what the DRE boys had been risking their lives for months to report.  Fidel Castro immediately called a press conference to denounce Carlos Bringuier by name as a “right-winger” and kick off the media disinformation campaign that finally peaked as high comedy with Oliver Stone’s JFK (and now with Trump’s campaign.)


Calling the dustup between the GOP presidential nominee and Khizr Khan, the father of Army Capt. Humayun Saqib Muazzam Khanl, "avoidable," Limbaugh said on his radio show Monday that most analysts are wrong who say Trump stepped in it criticizing Gold Star parents because he's a political amateur as opposed to his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton.

"If Trump does not start seeing things through an ideological prism, he will never understand the method, the motive and the how and why these attacks against him happen," Limbaugh said. "He doesn't see liberalism, and because he doesn't see liberalism, he can be outfoxed by it every day."  Neither of the parents are the target, Limbaugh said. "Hillary Clinton is always the focus/opponent. The Democrat Party should always be, and Hillary Clinton should always be the focus/opponent, not this guy."


Opportunity cost. That's an economist's term for what you lose out on when you divert your investments and attention to something less profitable. It's also a good term for the losses Donald Trump has incurred in the last six days -- more than 6 percent of the 94 days between the close of the Democratic National Convention and the election in November.  Trump has spent much of that time attacking the father and mother of a Muslim U.S. serviceman killed in Iraq. He has made a point of refusing to support Paul Ryan or John McCain in their upcoming primaries. He accepted someone else's purple heart and said that his business investments amounted to "sacrifices." Even if you think Trump's remarks were defensible, you should be able to see how a hostile press would feature them in the most damaging way. Mainstream media inevitably slants things against Republicans. You may not like it, but if you're a rational adult you take it into account.  The opportunity cost for Trump and for his party is that he failed to direct attention to what he could have made Hillary Clinton's glaring weaknesses.



(Rino’s all) Donald Trump announced his endorsement of Sen John McCain and Sen. Kelly Ayotte Friday night. You can united the party without backing some of the biggest phonies in the party. In the end the establishment is going to win this election. Obama and John Kerry sent $400 million to Tehran and violated our own banking laws. They did it in the middle of the night in an unmarked airplane. Kerry and Obama have armed the Iranians with ICBMs and nuclear warheads through the failed Iran Deal. What we should have done was taken out the Iran regime. We should have used tighter sanctions and aided attempts to overthrow the regime, but because of the Obama administration and Kerry our children and grandchildren may have to deal with a nuclear Iran.


Obama gave pardons to over 200 federal inmates who committed federal crimes. According to Obama, they have stories, but their victims have stories too.



A few states that have incorporated work requirements have seen encouraging outcomes that should provide a blueprint for greater welfare reform efforts nationwide.  Between March and April of this year, the number of food stamp recipients decreased by 773,134. This brings food stamp enrollment down to 2011 levels and represents the biggest drop in participation since 2005.

However, food stamp participation is still far higher than it was prior to the recession, as the recently released Index of Culture and Opportunity shows. Participation is expected to remain higher than pre-recession levels for the next several years, and so is food stamp spending.  Although food stamp participation grew rapidly during the recession, it was on an upward climb before then. Policies were put into place that made it easier for people to get on the program and stay there. Then, during the recession, the food stamp work requirement for able-bodied adults without dependents was suspended as part of President Barack Obama’s 2009 stimulus package. (The work requirement limits able-bodied adults without dependents to three months of food stamp benefits in a 36-month period unless they work at least part time, participate in a work program, or do community service.)

The decline in food stamp rolls between March and April of this year follows the re-establishment of work requirements in a number of states. On Jan. 1, 22 states had to reinstate the federal work requirement for areas of the state or the entire state because their waivers expired.  The Foundation for Government Accountability identified that nearly 60 percent of Kansans who left the food stamp rolls following the establishment of food stamp work requirements found employment within 12 months and, “their incomes rose by an average of 127 percent per year.”  Indiana has experienced similar outcomes.


Change.org is hosting an online petition calling for the removal of air conditioning from U.S. State Department property, following Secretary of State John Kerry’s comments that climate change is as dangerous, if not more, than threats from ISIS.  You can view the petition by clicking herehttps://www.change.org/p/remove-air-conditioning-from-all-us-state-department-property  



What Is the Wage Gap? The “77 cents to the dollar” statistic comes from the U.S. Census Bureau’s 2010 Current Population Survey. As of 2014, the ratio was bumped up to 79.5 percent. The Bureau of Labor Statistics, which calculates things a bit differently, puts the number for 2014 median weekly earnings closer to 83 percent. What these statistics reveal is not what people are being paid for the same work, but what the average full-time working woman makes against the average full-time working man. It ignores differences in occupation. The average surgeon makes more than the average librarian, so if more men choose to be surgeons and more women choose to be librarians (which they do), this will be reflected in their average wage. This difference is due to their professional choices. It is, in fact, unequal pay for unequal work. Continue Reading - See more at: http://www.ncpa.org/pub/the-disappearing-gender-pay-gap#sthash.ZwP5jBrH.dpuf


Study: 'No racial differences' in cop shootings; 'Black Lives Matter should seek solutions within their own communities'


Chief among those who generate this poisonous atmosphere are career race hustlers like Al Sharpton and racist institutions like the "Black Lives Matter" movement.  The same is true of the more upscale, genteel and sophisticated race panderers, including the President of the United States.  But, to the race hustlers, black lives don't really matter nearly as much as their chance to get publicity, power, money, votes or whatever else serves their own interests.  The mainstream media play a large, and largely irresponsible, role in the creation and maintenance of a poisonous racial atmosphere that has claimed the lives of policemen around the country.  Mob rule is not democracy. It threatens democracy, as it threatens lives -- black or white -- and all lives should matter.


The New York Times has been in the forefront of the left's hysterical, hate-filled attacks on police officers and whites.

Also appropriately, on the day of the Dallas murders, the Times published two white-hating, police-hating pieces.  And not once does Professor Dyson mention that the Minnesota police officer was Latino.  The New York Times -- as the flagship publication of the left -- and the rest of the left have the blood of police on their hands. And not just cops' blood -- the blood of the blacks murdered because of police reticence to vigorously patrol black areas. What is known as the "Ferguson effect" was created entirely by the left.


I believe that the black sheriff of Milwaukee County, David Clarke, had it right when he renamed Black Lives Matter “Black Lies Matter.”  Clarke also called on Americans of all races, but particularly white Americans who have been intimidated by threats of “racism” for far too long, to “stand up” to these racial arsonists.  The Department of JusticeBarack Obama’s DOJ—recently released numbers on race and crime that may come as a quite unpleasant surprise to those invested in promoting the notion that blacks are perpetual victims of  “white racism.”   In 2013, blacks were six times more likely to commit murder than non-blacks (whites, Hispanics, Asians) and twelve times more likely to murder someone of another race.  For nearly every category of crime, blacks were found to be perpetrators at a higher rate than that of any other racial group.   a police officer is more than 18 times more likely to be shot by a black male than an unarmed black male is to be shot by an officer.


Black citizens are more likely to be stopped by officers

Officers in New York City are much more likely to stop black citizens, because more crimes are committed by blacks and as a result police are often given descriptions of black suspects. This leads to more innocent, non-white men being stopped on the street by police. In a speech to Hillsdale College students, writer Heather Mac Donald said:  Officers hope against hope that they will receive descriptions of white shooting suspects, but it almost never happens. This incidence of crime means that innocent black men have a much higher chance than innocent white men of being stopped by the police because they match the description of a suspect. This is not something the police choose. It is a reality forced on them by the facts of crime.

She noted that while only 23 percent of New York City's population is black, 75 percent of shootings, 70 percent of robberies, and 66 percent of all violent crimes are committed by blacks.

                Mac Donald calls this the "Ferguson Effect." Because of the anti-police rhetoric of Black Lives Matter, police are reluctant to do their jobs when they could be blasted by the public and the media.  In a study of Houston, Texas police officers, economist Roland G. Fryer, Jr. discovered that police were 23.8 percent less likely to shoot at black suspects than white suspects. In situations where lethal force may have been justified, blacks had less chance of being shot than whites.

5. White and black deaths in police shootings are unequal  In this ongoing study by the Washington Post, this year, 46 percent of the 522 people killed by police shootings were white. 25 percent were black. Hispanic suspects made up 15 percent.



Rates of intermarriage also reveal the decline of racial animus. Stephan Thernstrom, co-author with Abigail Thernstrom of "America in Black and White," notes that rates of intermarriage have risen from 0.7 percent of all black marriages in 1963 to 15.5 percent in 2008.  Too many black children are growing up in chaotic homes and attending miserable schools. Too many fall into crime.


Remove the jobs, break the schools, pull back the police, let the streets flood with drugs.  Let violent gangs recruit child soldiers and terrorize neighborhoods. Don’t prosecute gun crimes.  And when the media looks you in the eye after another bloody weekend in a major American city, call for more gun control.  It’s time to demand that our politicians actually address the cycle of violent gun crime hard-working Americans are facing in their own neighborhoods – and provide real solutions instead of attacking the rights of law-abiding citizens.


Among the nation's most dangerous cities are Detroit, Chicago, St. Louis, Baltimore, Memphis, Milwaukee, Birmingham, Newark, Cleveland and Philadelphia. These once-thriving cities are in steep decline. What these cities have in common is that they have large black populations. Also, they have been run by Democrats for nearly a half-century, with blacks having significant political power. Other characteristics these cities share are poorly performing and unsafe schools, poor-quality city services, and declining populations.   Black residents of crime-infested neighborhoods should set up patrols, armed if necessary, to challenge thugs, gangs, drug dealers and other miscreants and make black neighborhoods safe and respectable. No one should have to live in daily fear for his life and safety.  Black people have the capacity to run the criminals out of their neighborhoods. Let me put the issue another way. Suppose it were the Ku Klux Klan riding through black neighborhoods murdering 7,000 blacks year after year. How many black people would be willing to wait for the Klansmen to behave themselves or accept political promises and wait for a government program?



Hope & Change+Fundamental Transformation:   A 5-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by two Muslim boys at an apartment complex in Twin Falls, Idaho — while a third boy filmed the attack — and some local residents are charging the police and city officials with covering up the fact that the boys are from Muslim immigrant families from Sudan and Iraq.  Although not yet confirmed, the alleged perpetrators, ages 14, 10 and 7, appear to be from refugee families. “Islam has declared global jihad on us,” Vicky Davis of Twin Falls told the council. “And Obama, this administration, is bringing them in as fast as he possibly can.”  “They’re on your head, your head, your head, yours, yours,” she said as she pointed at each member of the council.  Twin Falls is one of more than a dozen “pockets of resistance” across the U.S. where residents are protesting the arrival of refugees from Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, Somalia, Sudan and other Muslim nations.


Hadian, a former police officer turned Christian pastor, said the refugee advocates in the local media seized upon a few misreported facts in an attempt to discredit the entire story, even though the basic facts remain unchallenged – a 5-year-old girl was sexually assaulted by Muslim migrants who were brought to this country by the U.S. government.  “It doesn’t’ really matter if they were Syrian or Iraqi, they were still migrants and this little girl was stripped, sexually assaulted and urinated on,” he said.


Olson continued, saying:  “The spread of false information or inflammatory or threatening statements about the perpetrators or the crime itself reduces public safety and may violate federal law. Olson was appointed to her post in 2010 by President Obama and has a history of taking strong stands against “anti-Muslim bias.”   WND was the first to report a set of facts about the Twin Falls assault based on the eyewitness account of an 89-year-old grandmother who saw “something funny” going on at the laundry room entrance. It was there, on the afternoon of June 2, that Jolene Payne said she saw a 14-year-old boy filming something through a crack in the laundry room door. She flung open the door and was shocked at what she found. She said she saw two younger boys, ages 10 and 7, both naked, along with the little girl, who the boys had also allegedly stripped of her clothing.  The girl was covered in urine, Payne told WND.  The rest of the details are foggy due to the case being sealed, which is standard in juvenile cases    Olson called this meeting and issued her statement ahead of the trial that ended up convicting Fazliddin Kurbanov, a Muslim refugee from Uzbekistan, of conspiring to blow up U.S. military installations with homemade bombs being made in his Boise apartment. An Idaho jury convicted Kurbanov on terror charges in August last year following a 20-day trial and two days of deliberation.  Kurbanov, a Russian-speaking truck driver, is just one of dozens of refugees who have been tried and convicted on terrorism charges. More than 35 Somali refugees have also left the U.S. to join foreign terrorist organizations including al-Shabab and ISIS. Two Iraqi refugees were charged and convicted in 2011 of providing material support to al-Qaida.



As one of the more independent-minded European countries, Switzerland is now doing the unthinkable with their Muslim population: denying citizenship for failing to integrate into Swiss society.   Some are praising the actions of the Swiss, pointing out that Switzerland is more concerned about maintaining its national identity and culture than bowing to political correctness. “They like their society the way it is and don’t feel obligated to change it to suit random schmoes…Swissinfo, an information website about Switzerland, says that to be naturalized there the “person must be well integrated, familiar with customs and traditions, law abiding, and pose no threat to internal or external security.”




Capitol Police certainly had AR-15s available, but it’s odd how these firearms aren’t considered “weapons of war” when they’re in the hands of law enforcement or other government entities. have fun watching Leigh tally the many "death machines" that are present around the Capitol Building.



Bill lost the nuclear codes while he was president.   In Patterson's telling of the story, the President lost the biscuit in 1998, but according to Shelton, the card went missing in 2000. CNN added that the codes were definitely missing by 2000 when it was time to replace the codes:  Usually the president’s aides are the ones who keep "the biscuit" within earshot of the commander-in-chief, so to lose it no only shows said carelessness but also incompetence. How do you lose a piece to one of the most destructive weapons in our arsenal? It’s almost as bad as the story involving former President Jimmy Carter, who sent the nuclear codes to the dry cleaners. Marc Ambinder, then-contributing editor to The Atlantic, elaborated also in 2010, why losing "the biscuit" presents a total nightmare situationThe point is that if Hillary Clinton can’t be trusted with keeping state secrets secure, why should we trust her with any foreign endeavor, especially with making sure “the biscuit” is secure?  Your other half already lost it.



Feds Have Lost Close To 1,000 Guns Since 2006

In 2014, the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel revealed that ATF agents lose their guns all the time in bars, bathroom stalls, movie theaters, and hospitals. In one instance, an agent left his sidearm on top of the car (forgot it was still there) and drove off. So, sleep tight, folks. Oh, and these are the people who would enforce new gun control measures.


Laws will not stop evil men. Guns will. It is no coincidence that the states with the most restrictive gun laws have the worse gun crimes. Law-abiding citizens have difficulty obtaining guns while criminals just steal them. Governments that disarm law-abiding citizens just make them easier to victimize.  Even more offensive in the present gun debate, Democrats wish to deny Americans their constitutional right to gun ownership without due process.   Imagine if Republicans proposed banning any woman on the no-fly list from having an abortion.  The Democrats would rather believe Omar Mateen was a jilted, closeted gay man than face the fact that terrorists want to kill us and the government cannot keep us safe. The only way for Americans to keep themselves safe is to realize the government cannot be anywhere and everywhere immediately. We must rely on ourselves to defend our families and property. That requires more guns, not few guns.



2000 report from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms found that in 1998, more than 85 percent of gun dealers had no guns used in crimes trace back to them. By contrast, 1 percent of dealers accounted for nearly 6 in 10 crime gun traces that year.  The firearms bureau knows exactly who these gun dealers are — but they're not allowed to share that information with policymakers or researchers due to a law passed by Congress in 2003.



who will defend the Bill of Rights? Right now it’s not Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, or the Democrats, but it is Ted Cruz. After that, there was no ISIS 15 years ago; Obama is responsible for the existence of ISIS as he supported the wrong group of people in Syria and simultaneously withdrew from Iraq.


There was a 2011 guideline put in place by the Obama administration that directs federal agents to drop terror investigations after six months. Would repealing that guideline make a difference? Why won’t the left do that?



In the wake of the Orlando attack it's easy to ask, "How competent would the media have made President George W. Bush appear if an Islamic terrorist shot up a gay nightclub in Florida eight years ago?"  It doesn't matter if it's San Bernardino, the Boston Marathon, Chattanooga, Benghazi or Fort Hood. No terrorist attack has ever cast the slightest shadow over this president.  Network anchors like Scott Pelley of CBS suggested the cyberattack was a problem for the whole country, not just Team Obama.  In an interview last August, he asked Secretary of State John Kerry: "With all of the attacks that have come apparently from China on the U.S. government, there is a sense that the United States is unable to defend itself in the cyber world.  Throw into this mix the scandal of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton using a very hackable private server for four years with no outbreak on competence from Obama officials.


the Nazi Minister of Propaganda Josef Goebbels helped the German National Socialist Party spread their message to the German people. Goebbels was a master of propaganda, helping create the environment in Germany that eventually led to the later crimes against humanity committed by the Nazi leadership.  The current ‘Ministry of Propaganda’ under the Obama administration has taken the art of propaganda to a point that would make Josef Goebbels very proud. While every administration makes an effort to try to project the message they want to get out, that is certainly nothing new, but the Obama administration has followed the practice of lying and cover up to new levels of deceit and dishonesty.



Ted Cruz (R-Texas) today penned an op-ed for Conservative Review, highlighting the Obama administration’s failure to fight radical Islamic terrorism and outlining a path forward that would protect our country and its citizens.  “The events in Fort Hood, Boston, San Bernardino and now Orlando demonstrate that this administration has failed to produce a clear-eyed strategy to defeat Islamic-inspired terrorism,” Sen. Cruz wrote.  From 9/11 to the Boston Marathon, from Fort Hood to Chattanooga, from San Bernardino to this latest attack in Orlando—the nation’s deadliest terror attack since 9/11—radical Islamic terrorists have been waging a relentless campaign of violent jihad on the American people.  It would seem only reasonable that after this horrendous attack, Congress would unite and find a common ground to go after our enemy. Instead, tonight the Senate will hold four votes, two of which seek to strip away our Second Amendment rights. These votes have nothing to do with fighting radical Islamic terrorists, and everything to do with political grandstanding.  The examples of Fort Hood, Boston, San Bernardino, and Orlando demonstrate the harmful consequences of this administration’s willful blindness.  For example, before the Fort Hood massacre, the Obama administration knew that Nidal Hasan had been in communication with a radical Islamic cleric, Anwar al-Awlaki. The Obama administration knew that Nidal Hasan had asked al-Awlaki about the permissibility of waging jihad against his fellow soldiers. All of that was known beforehand, and yet the administration did nothing. Nidal Hasan went on to murder 14 innocent souls, yelling “Allahu Akbar” as he pulled the trigger. And yet, just to underscore the blindness of this administration, even after the terror attack, the administration insisted on characterizing the attack as “workplace violence.”  With respect to the Boston bombing, Russia had informed the Obama administration that the Tsarnaev brothers were connected with radical Islamic terrorism. The administration knew that. The FBI had even gone and interviewed them. And yet once again, the administration dropped the ball. It stopped monitoring them, so the government wasn’t even aware when the elder Tsarnaev brother posted a public call to jihad on YouTube.  San Bernardino is yet another example of the administration’s abhorrent handling of the threat of radical Islamic terrorism. Once again, the administration had ample information about the individuals in question. The female terrorist had given the administration a fake address in Pakistan, and yet the so-called vetting that this administration tells us it did had failed to discover that it was a fake address. She had made calls for jihad, and yet the administration failed to discover that.  And finally, as far as the events in Orlando last weekend, Omar Mateen was reportedly interviewed not once, not twice, but three times by the FBI in 2013 and 2014. The FBI interviewed him because he was talking at his place of employment, which, ironically, was a contractor to the Department of Homeland Security about his connection to terrorist organizations.  From their perspective, they have a religious duty to subdue or kill us no matter how we treat them.  I have introduced two pieces of legislation that would help shield the United States from the threat of radical Islamic terrorism.—S. 2302 Terrorist Refugee Infiltration Prevention Act (TRIPA) & the Expatriate Terrorist Act (ETA).      https://www.popvox.com/member/Sen-Ted-Cruz-TX



I urge you to oppose the anti-gun Collins-Ayotte amendment to H.R. 2578 and any other gun control; because What we need is Border Control, Immigration & Anchor baby Control, Visa Control, Refugee Control & Terrorist Control along with E-Verify & Welfare reform!  Godless evolution, abortion and the culture of death with violent video games, movies and music also compounds our problems along with corresponding government education.  We need One Nation under God, civility, manners, Americanization-assimilation, self-sufficiency and constitutional concealed carry with defense training.



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Ginsburg was an ACLU lawyer and feminist-activist when she was named to the appellate court by Jimmy Carter. Her views were no secret to anyone when the Senate confirmed her.   Let us not pretend we did not know. Thus, why should she step down for airing political and ideological views everyone knew she held?  How can liberals credibly uphold the pretense that Supreme Court decisions, where the left is the majority, represent judgments based on the Constitution, when Ginsburg, the leading leftist, has revealed herself to be a rabid partisan who can't wait to use her judicial power to impose her ideology upon the United States?  She thinks the death penalty is barbaric, and that abortion on demand and same-sex marriage are progressive. She is waiting for a case to come before her so she can restrict gun rights.



While the president claims he was born in Honolulu, there have been numerous questions, especially since a law-enforcement investigation by Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Arizona, found “probable cause” that the birth certificate released by Obama was forged. Also, Obama mysteriously has a Connecticut-based Social Security Number, when neither he nor his parents ever lived there.  Ironically, it was Hillary Clinton herself who started the birther movement in 2008, according to numerous news agencies.



In a crushing blow to the White House, the Supreme Court announced Thursday it was evenly divided in a case concerning the President’s controversial executive actions on immigration. The ruling means that the programs will remain blocked from going into effect, and the issue will return to the lower court. It is exceedingly unlikely the programs will go into effect for the remainder of the Obama presidency. Obama announced the programs to great fanfare in 2014 as well as to more than 4 million immigrants who were prepared to come out from the shadows to apply for the programs and get temporary work authorization and associated benefits. The programs were immediately challenged by Texas and 25 other states and blocked nationwide by a federal district court in early 2015.




  1. Combat Terrorism Abroad and Deny ISIS Territorial Gains  4. Expand Active Shooter Threat Training Across the Country  6. Maintain Essential Counterterrorism Tools  7. Counter Islamist Ideology



Ironically, Matten was rejected for body armor but approved for more weapons. Later, who will defend the Bill of Rights? Right now it’s not Mitch McConnell, Donald Trump, or the Democrats, but it is Ted Cruz. After that, there was no ISIS 15 years ago; Obama is responsible for the existence of ISIS as he supported the wrong group of people in Syria and simultaneously withdrew from Iraq (Obama/Hillary Libya war too).



(Obama’s) FBI Director James Comey has warned Democrats that their plans to ban individuals on terrorist watch lists from purchasing firearms threatens to damage FBI terror investigations. During a 2015 Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing, Director Comey said that stopping the sales of firearms could “blow our investigation”  “Well, senator, what we do now is if someone on the watch list purchases or attempts to purchase a firearm, an immediate alert is sent to the agents who are the source of the suspicion about that individual, so they can incorporate that information into their investigation,” Comey said.“It's a little bit challenging for us because known or suspected means it hasn't been adjudicated in every case that somebody is a terrorist,” Comey said. “It's somebody we're investigating, so we don't want to, obviously, blow our investigation..




All the gun control laws and bans did not stop Syed Farouk and Tashfeen Malik in San Bernadino, and the response from President Obama and his acolytes again was gun control. Even for our deployed men and women in uniform, civilian service, and security contractors, an Islamic jihadist attack in Benghazi, Libya was denied, excused away, and lied about.  There are strict gun bans and control in Paris, France and Brussels, Belgium. Did that deter or stop Islamic jihadist terrorist attacks? No, it only enables them and makes their actions and targeting easier.  Because we have rigid ideologues who are incapable of protecting and defending us and our freedoms. They would prefer to obfuscate, deny, and lie in order to advance their own agenda and erode our individual personal liberties. They would prefer us defenseless, unable to enjoy our first unalienable right endowed by our Creator, life.  In 490 BC at the Battle of Thermopylae, the invading tyranny of Xerxes and the Persian horde was met by 300 Spartans led by King Leonidas at the head of a Greek vanguard. Freedom was told by evil to lay down their weapons to wit Leonidas replied “Molon Labe,” which means “Come, take.” The sad reality of the past week is that it is the tyranny of our own government, in the face of evil, that is obfuscating, denying, and lying to the American people while seeking to force us to lay down our weapons.


(Democraps create a crisis and don’t let it go to waste, Fast & Furious III)  Appearing on the popular Fox News program "Hannity" Tuesday evening, former Department of Homeland Security officer Philip Haney said he was directed to delete hundreds of records he had compiled on various Muslim individuals and organizations with ties to terrorist groups.  While on assignment at the National Targeting Center, Haney had obtained valuable information on members of a worldwide Islamic group known as Tablighi Jamaat. However, in 2012, the (pro Marxist-muslim) Obama State Department effectively shut down the NTC's Tablighi Jamaat Initiative, demanding intelligence based on religious affiliation be disregarded out of concern for Muslims' civil liberties. In his eye-opening new book "See Something, Say Nothing," Haney writes that Syed Farook, one of the shooters in the San Bernardino massacre last December, fit the profile of the Tablighi Jamaat members Haney interviewed at the Atlanta airport. He told Hannity that if his Tablighi Jamaat information hadn't been deleted, the DHS may have been able to prevent the San Bernardino attack from happening.   "I believe I have a plausible premise that we could have stopped it by two major ways – either Syed Farook would have been put on the no-fly list and not allowed to travel, or his pending fiance [fellow San Bernardino shooter Tashfeen Malik] would have been denied a visa because of his affiliation with an organization with plausible ties to terrorism," Haney explained to Hannity. What's more, he said last weekend's Orlando nightclub shooting could have been prevented as well if only law enforcement officers had realized the connections between the Islamic Center of Fort Pierce, where Omar Mateen attended, and the San Bernardino mosque where Farook attended.   "There's an entire network of those kinds of mosques across the United States, and I found out a couple days ago that the mosque in Fort Pierce is also related to the same network," Haney revealed.   Sean Hannity could only express horror at what the Obama administration did to hamstring DHS officers like Haney from protecting the country.


Haney, author of the smash bestseller “See Something, Say Nothing,” once spearheaded investigations at the National Targeting Center, which provides information in real time to Customs and Border Protection agents making decisions about who to let into the country.  He specialized in finding the connections between different groups and individuals before they could strike. However, an investigation into a global network known as Tablighi Jamaat was shut down by Hillary Clinton’s State Department and the DHS because of fears that it violated the civil rights and civil liberties of Muslims.   Haney pointed to the connections that have been exposed in Orlando as a graphic illustration of how the networks behind each terrorist attack are not difficult to find if you know what you are looking for.  “The father of the shooter was the vice-president of the mosque, the Fort Pierce mosque.   Haney also pointed to the problem of Muslims not assimilating into American culture.

“We hear about assimilation as if it’s Americans’ fault that Muslims can’t assimilate or won’t,” he said. “But it’s not our fault. They have to make the choice to assimilate. But they are taught it’s an abrogation or violation of Shariah law to assimilate to a non-Islamic culture. They’re not here to assimilate.  “They came here with an understanding that if they come here and settle in a country and implement Islam and Shariah law that they will receive the same reward in heaven as the men with the gun.


(Democraps) Liberals Accept Men as Women, But Not Terrorists as Muslims


Democrats Not Letting Orlando Crisis Go To Waste   Democrats applied a law that serves them well:  "Never let a good crisis go to waste."  So they used the bodies of the dead as leverage for their politics and framed the national debate in terms of gun control rather than terrorism inspired by the radical jihadists of Islamic State.  Gun control was the shield to protect Mrs. Clinton, to keep the dialogue away from terrorism, from any mention of Islam, which would invariably lead to a discussion of her many policy failures in the Middle East.  The president has his hands in this, too, from his disastrous Libya policy to his pathetic vacillating on that "red line" in the sand of Syria to his abrupt military withdrawal from Iraq, giving the Islamic State -- which he once scoffed at as mere "JV team" -- time to breathe and grow.



A ‘Gay’ Muslim Democrat Walks Into a Bar…An Islamic terrorist (a closeted homosexual, according to friends and ex-wife), registered Democrat and admitted Islamic State jihadi enters a “gay” bar wherein, reportedly, he regularly cruised for random homosexual hook-ups, and slaughters 49 “infidels.”  Even so, beyond the Orlando slaughter, homosexuals continue to be, at this moment, “lawfully” executed in Saudi Arabia, Obama’s coddled Iran and dozens of other Muslim nations across the globe. We’re all victims of Islam, you see. Muslim nations summarily hang, stone and behead both Christians and homosexuals.  Islamic Shariah law requires the persecution of all non-Muslims.

Muhammad taught, and the Quran stresses, that a central tenet of Islam is to convert, enslave or kill the infidel. An infidel is anyone who is not Muslim or, depending on who’s doing the killing, belongs to a different sect of Islam.  “When the sacred months are over slay the idolaters wherever you find them,” commands Surah 9:5. “Arrest them, besiege them, and lie in ambush everywhere for them.”



As of July 1, if a handgun carry permit holder in Tennessee is injured, suffers bodily injury or death, incurs economic loss or expense, property damage or any other compensable loss on a property posted as a gun-free zone, they can sue the person or entity who stripped them of their right to self defense.  Holding gun-free zone property accountable for injuries people sustained by being disarmed and left defenseless? Groundbreaking.  Think this legislation belongs in your state? Call your representative today, then get your friends and community involved as well. If it has to start with one person, why shouldn’t it be you?




Terrorists & Criminals won't be deterred by gun laws -- any more than they're deterred by any law.


(Hope & Change+Fundamental Transformation:  Democraps’ war on God, religion & our military continues) Sgt. Roberson wanted to include the traditional flag-folding speech as part of the festivities. And while the Pentagon officially scrubbed God out of the text in 2005, plenty of service members still opt for the original version at their celebrations -- usually without controversy.  That changed in April when Roberson (to the disgust of his superiors) invited retired Senior Master Sgt. Oscar Rodriguez, a 33-year veteran, to deliver his moving version of the flag-folding speech at the retirement. Despite having the base's approval for Rodriguez to attend, squadron commander Lieutenant Colonel Michael Sovitsky made no secret of his disapproval and tried desperately to block Rodriguez from participating. When that failed, Sovitsky did the unthinkable. While video cameras rolled, four uniformed airmen, stood up during Rodriguez's speech, surrounded him, and dragged him from the building.  As our own Lt. General Jerry Boykin (U.S. Army-Ret.) pointed out, no one is forced to attend a retirement ceremony. So to suggest that it's unconstitutional to speak God's name -- the same God our troops invoke in their military oaths -- is ridiculous on its face. Our friends at First Liberty Institute, who are representing the retired master sergeant, make it quite clear…Meanwhile, this is just more evidence of Obama's culture of religious hostility that even conservatives couldn't believe.


“This is absolutely outrageous,” said Kelly Shackelford, president of First Liberty Institute, after the decision in the case against a Marine who posted a Bible verse at her work station.  “A few judges decided they could strip a Marine of her constitutional rights just because they didn’t think her beliefs were important enough to be protected,” he said. “If they can court-martial a Marine over a Bible verse, what’s to stop them from punishing service members for reading the Bible, [talking] about their faith, or praying?”


Berry said the Constitution protects Rodriguez’s statements.  “The Air Force had no right to assault a citizen, much less a 33-year military veteran, because they didn’t want him to mention ‘God,'” he said. “Mr. Rodriguez has a constitutional right to free speech and religious expression, even on a military base.”  In 2011, the military demanded a pastor submit his prayer for approval before a Memorial Day event at a military cemetery in Houston, resulting in an order he not say “God” or “Jesus.”


Navy to Name Ship after ‘Gay’ Child Molester   Attention on the poop deck. It seems our “first gay president” intends to “milk,” with pride, his fetish for all things “LGBT” in the closing months (mercifully) of his catastrophic presidency.  Harvey Milk was both a pederast and, by extension, a statutory rapist. One of Milk’s victims was a 16-year-old runaway from Maryland named Jack Galen McKinley. Motivated by an apparent quid pro quo of prurience, Milk plucked McKinley from the streets.  Peter Sprigg of the Family Research Council penned adetailed exposeon Milk in 2009.



(Black Lives Matter gangs & rioters)  The fighting has spread north to other districts, where militants are targeting checkpoints and have killed at least seven policemen, he said.  The police and government compounds in the Nad Ali district have been surrounded by insurgents, Atal said. Taliban fighters are also trying to close key highways across the province.  Atal said that the police — who also fight on the front lines in Afghanistan' relentless insurgency — had received no help or backup from other branches of the security forces, including the army.



Raso, a U.S. Navy SEAL veteran and founder of Dynamis Alliance, which offers firearms gear and training programs, strongly believes in self-defense. “As long as humans exist, there will be weapons in this world. We’re better off knowing how to use them and apply them for the right reasons – than not knowing how to use them,” he notes.



Let’s be clear—we don’t want terrorists buying guns in this country. Nor do we think that they have a Second Amendment right to do so.  If a member of Congress proposed taking away your right to criticize the federal government under the First Amendment or your right to vote in the upcoming election because you are on the government’s secret no-fly list, people would be shocked at the very idea of taking away such fundamental rights based on mere suspicion; without requiring the government to prove its case against you in a court of law; and without any of the due process rights we are guaranteed under the Bill of Rights as citizens of the United States.  If Congress truly wants to bolster our counter-terrorism efforts, they should concentrate on strengthening the investigative tools that can be used by law enforcement, as well as increasing the prosecutorial resources and war-fighting ability needed to stop the murderous acts of jihad being perpetrated against Americans.  That means focusing on the terrorists themselves, and not on measures that take away the constitutional rights of Americans at the discretion of government bureaucrats.


there is no statutory standard which would prohibit the entire membership of Gun Owners of America and the National Rifle Association from being disarmed under this provision.  The reason is that all there has to be is “credible” information (in the eyes of Lynch) that our activities “relate to” terrorism -- not support, not promote, but rather “relate to.”   In this regard, it is interesting that the New York Times has, within the last week, accused the gun lobby of being “complicit in terrorism.” The New York Daily News has urged that we be tried for terrorism-related crimes.   And, earlier in the Obama administration, the Justice Department has included conservative groups, including the gun lobby, in a list of potential domestic terrorist groups.   This differs from the Cornyn amendment, which would require the AG to go before a court with probable cause that the individual was involved in an actual or inchoate crime. In the case of Collins, the AG would be the sole determinant.   But we’ve gone through this exercise before with the so-called “right to review” in the NICS Amendments Improvement Act of 2007. In that statute, disarmed veterans supposedly had a “right of review” comparable to the Collins amendment. As it turned out, the cost of involving that review ran anywhere from $10,000 to $100,000. As a result, the review became irrelevant.   Collins has created “due process,” at best, for “the 1%.”


(Barack Hussein Obama) Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) recently disclosed that a congressional investigation has found at least 72 employees of the Department of Homeland Security listed on the U.S. terrorist watch list.  Name one law that deters someone intent on breaking the law. Murder has been prohibited since the beginning of civilization, but people still murder.  The Orlando shooter, Omar Mateen, reportedly visited Pulse nightclub several times before breaking its gun-free zone policy.  Why do so many of us find it hard to accept that Islamists want to kill us as part of a strategy to create a worldwide caliphate?  James Kallstrom, a former FBI assistant director, recently spoke with Megyn Kelly on her Fox News show. Kallstrom told Kelly that orders have come down from the White House that the bureau cannot investigate 'anything to do with Muslims' and agents are "petrified" of losing their jobs if they do.  Islamists could not have a better friend in the White House had they put one of their own there.



(Gun Control, Democraps first.  Owebummer’s Fast & Furious, Libya Fast & Furious II, Iraq/Syria Fast & Furious III)  Sadly, for U.S. Border Patrol Agent Brian Terry, one of these weapons was used in his murder. Where is the accountability for that action?  We all know that there was a weapons buy-back program being executed by the Obama administration in Libya. For what purpose? Many assess it was to funnel these weapons to jihadi fighters in Syria.  Of course, we know that countless weapons provided to the Iraqi Army have ended up in the hands of the Islamic State. One could actually consider the (Democrap’s) United States the biggest weapons supplier to ISIS.   Let’s give smart gun technology the opportunity to prevent weapons supplied on the battlefield from falling into the wrong hands.   Both Afghanistan and Iraqi Defense Forces have difficulty determining the sympathies and loyalties of new recruits. Aware of these concerns, Florida-based Trigger Smart has now developed and patented a smart gun system that can remotely enable and disable weapons using wireless technology on the military field. While technology alone cannot replace proper vetting practices, smart-gun technologies can potentially mitigate the risk that our troops face. Equipping our ally soldiers with RFID-secured weapons, paired with wide-area control technology, can ensure that only authorized personnel can operate their assigned weapon. Weapons can be enabled and disabled by U.S. advisors whose military forces will designate safe zones throughout outposts and operating bases.

We have just witnessed the State of Hawaii supplying the names of lawful gun owners to be entered into an FBI database. That is not gun control; that is borderline Stalinism, and a violation of the second, fourth, and fifth amendments of our Bill of Rights. 




Susan Collins’ gun proposal would allow the Attorney General to deny an American a gun purchase if they simply fit the criteria of being on a watch list. If you want to appeal the government’s denial you then have to sue the government. Who has the time or money to do that?   Later, Pew Research projects that by 2055 there will be no ethnic majority in America (Fundamental Transformation). Is this what we want as a country? Balkanization and lack of assimilation are part of this leftist agenda. We will have diversity, but that is not the purpose of a society. After that, both statists and progressive populists attack capitalism. The statists keep claiming that the rich get richer and the poor get poorer, while they are destroying the middle class. The progressive populists want massive tariffs that will be a heavy tax for consumers.



(Importing more Terrorists Democrap style)  Obama has given rapid and enthusiastic approval for six U.S. airlines to start flying one hundred direct flights a week from nine airports in Terror-Sponsoring Cuba to fifteen airports in our homeland. In light of this, some members of the U.S. House Committee on Homeland Security thought it prudent to check on what security measures the Stalinist regime that over the years has provided moral, financial and logistical succor to every terror-group from the PLO to Al Fatah, from Puerto Rico’s Macheteros to South Yemen’s NLF, from Argentina’s Montoneros to Colombia’s FARC, from Germany’s Baader Meinhoff Gang to Italy’s Red Brigades and from the Black Panthers to the IRA---thought it might be prudent to check airport security measures by this regime, which also came within a hair of nuking us..  Ramirez the Jackal received much of his terror-training in Castro’s Cuba. In keeping with that fine tradition, Cuba has long hosted base facilities for Iran’s Hezbollah and was probably laundering funds for Al-Qaeda as late as two years ago.  “Over the past two months, travel agents in Kabul have been surprised by Afghans showing up at their offices with Cuban visas, which are suspected of having been issued in Iran or acquired on the black market….And they are not staying there. The only option is to move forward, probably on to Mexico and them America or Canada.”



Some Of Hamas' Terror Tunnel Entrances Are Under Mosques



(another Fed gov’t fail, why can’t our gov’t shut down terrorist media that incites and lures converts??)  hacktivist collective Anonymous hacked a bunch of ISIS-linked Twitter accounts and replaced their photos with rainbow flags, photoshopped images, and links to gay pornography.  The vigilante hacker claims to have taken over 200 Twitter accounts belonging to ISIS supporters. However, many have since been taken down by Twitter. WauchulaGhost plans to continue the campaign with two other hackers who go by the name Ebony and Yeti.  ISIS has used social media, especially Twitter to help recruit people to join up. There are communities of ISIS supporters on Tumblr as well.



First, the left (Democraps) cares about "the people" as much as the Soviet Communist Party cared about the workers. For the left, real people are either political fodder or, when they support the left, useful idiots. The left loves power, not people.



Official time is a practice where a government employee is paid, not to do work for you as the taxpayer, but rather to work for the union representing the employees at the agency which employs this individual. The employee keeps their federal position, title, and all the benefits that go with being a federal employee, but works for a union instead of taxpayers.  In fiscal year 2012, the last year for which OPM has bothered to release the figures, the reported cost to taxpayers was over $157 million. That money could have been saved.



The Department of Labor introduced its proposed rule in July 2015, revising the Fair Labor Standards Act’s overtime regulations. Prior to the Obama administration’s rule, the Fair Labor Standards Act exempted workers making more than $23,660 annually from overtime pay. Under the Department of Labor’s new rule, beginning Dec. 1 any employee making up to $47,476 a year must receive overtime pay.  When the administration announced the proposed rule last year, James Sherk, a research fellow in labor economics at The Heritage Foundation, found that affected employees likely wouldn’t see a difference in their take-home pay, as employers are likely to offset the higher labor costs with lower wages.  “There’s a disconnect between Washington and the rest of the country and what reality is,” Kloha said:  I’m in Michigan. It’s a rural area. We have [industry] and everything, but it’s not urbanized like Washington, D.C., or New York City. Salaries in the range of 35, 40, $50,000 are good wages. With my salaried people, we have an agreement that we come together on what the salary is and what’s expected to do the job. I don’t abuse them, and they don’t abuse their salaried position. My employees are seeing [the switch to hourly] as a demotion.   “The bureaucrats seem to think I have a pot of money and will just take it and spread it out to my employees, not realizing how it works,” the Michigan business owner said. “In fact, I’m not far off the threshold myself, and I’m the owner.”   Habitat for Humanity stressed that it and other charitable organizations “will be disproportionately impacted by the proposed rule and unable to comply without reducing access to products and services.”  According to Habitat for Humanity, which builds houses for the poor, the majority of its CEOs or executive directors make less than the proposed $50,440 threshold. In effect, all Habitat employees would be eligible for overtime pay.  “Because charitable organizations have very limited abilities to increase donor support to respond to such increases, increased labor costs will inevitably result in fewer households receiving desperately needed support,” Christopher Ptomey, Habitat for Humanity International’s senior director of government relations, wrote.  The University of Texas system, which includes 14 institutions with more than 217,000 students enrolled, also protested the proposed rule.  In a letter submitted to the Department of Labor, Lars Hagen, a senior attorney with the system, warned the schools likely would have to curtail incentives for meritorious work, compress salaries, and address low morale among employees should the administration implement the $50,440 threshold for overtime pay.



So why would Department of Justice officials go after a company for doing business with online pharmacies the government had authorized? Because federal prosecutors have a history of going after legal businesses to hurt criminal enterprises. And it's a shakedown. When authorities approached UPS in 2013, UPS paid the government $40 million to go away. Most CEOs would do likewise, because paying off the government is the safest and easiest option.



1. Repeal of Obamacare.   3. Reforming the Medicaid program. The proposal recognizes the growing fiscal, demographic, and structural challenges facing the Medicaid program. The proposal begins with putting the Medicaid program on a budget to provide greater fiscal certainty to federal and state taxpayers and reduce fraud, waste, and abuse. It expands flexibility to the states to allow more innovation.  4. Modernizing the Medicare program. The proposal recognizes the necessary changes needed to sustain Medicare moving forward. The proposal sets in place a process to transition the entire Medicare program toward a defined contribution (“premium support”) model where seniors are able to choose among a variety of competing health plans, including traditional Medicare, on a level playing field.



the People” can reign in the federal government and restore the balance of power between the States and the United States. The Texas Plan accomplishes this by offering nine constitutional amendments:  Require Congress to balance its budget.   Allow a two-thirds majority of the States to override a U.S. Supreme Court decision.   Restore the balance of power between the federal and state governments by limiting the former to the powers expressly delegated to it in the Constitution.   Allow a two-thirds majority of the States to override a federal law or regulation.


In 1944, Willis E. Stone, a descendant of  Thomas Stone, a signer of the Declaration of  Independence, drafted the Liberty Amendment, which sought to vastly restrict federal authority, cut government cost, protect private enterprises, and repeal the Sixteenth Amendment. Stone ultimately organized the Liberty Amendment Committee in all 50 states and worked for decades to have his amendment proposed either by Congress or by the states in an Article V convention.



If you want to understand how America will lose its religious freedom – not to mention every other form of liberty – the Pence collapse is a case study.  His convictions did not last even one tough news cycle. It’s the new litmus test for the media.

And Mike Pence failed the test – miserably.  He handed the hostiles a major victory, just because he didn’t have the stomach for being unjustifiably called a “bigot.”  That’s all it took. No thumbscrews. No rack. No waterboarding. They just had to say a few mean things about Pence and he rolled over.  Is that leadership we can depend on?  Could he not defend something as precious as religious liberty?  I am unimpressed.  This could have been Pence’s finest moment. He had the attention of the national media. He could have explained that liberty means not being coerced to violate your conscience. How difficult is that case to make?  He just blew it.  Now, will I give him another chance?  Of course. I’m not going to support Hillary Clinton, who will gleefully persecute those who do not share her desire to enforce sexual anarchy over religious freedom.


The House Financial Services bill is an Article I bill. It will defund the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) from getting printing press money from the Federal Reserve. The background here is that the Bureau is getting about $490 million a year from the nation’s central bank (TAXPAYER ALERT).  That is, without any votes in Congress, an agency inside the Fed with vast rulemaking powers into the nation’s economy is self-funding — with money from a printing press. Defunding this unconstitutionally funded agency and subjecting it to traditional appropriations is a good first step.  As background, it should be noted that the Federal Reserve as a whole is self-funding including the CFPB, according to the central bank’s website: “Operating expenses of the Reserve Banks, net of amounts reimbursed by the U.S. Treasury and other entities for services the Reserve Banks provided as fiscal agents, totaled $3.9 billion in 2015.  In addition, the Reserve Banks were assessed $689 million for the costs related to producing, issuing, and retiring currency, $705 million for Board expenditures, and $490 million to fund the operations of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.”



the party divide risks allowing the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing (AFFH) regulation to receive crucial funding to empower President Barack Obama and paralyze local communities.  According to the Federal Register, AFFH, directs municipalities “to examine relevant factors, such as zoning and other land-use practices that are likely contributors to fair housing concerns, and take appropriate actions in response” as a condition for receipt of $3 billion a year of community development block grants to 1,200 recipient cities and counties nationwide.  This expands the federal government’s control over local communities at an alarming rate, removing communities of the basic right to allow their residents to live where they please and forcing rezoning of neighborhoods. The House has consistently defunded this Obama regulation in 2014 and 2015 on an amendment by U.S. Representative Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.). But with the failing of the THUD bill, this year the regulation is all but guaranteed to be implemented.  The only question is if House Republicans can prioritize defunding AFFH?

The consequence of failing to act could be allowing a regulation that cripples local communities’ decision-making abilities and puts faceless bureaucrats in charge of redrawing neighborhoods.




The IRS’s Lois Lerner may be gone, but her corruption lingers. In a stinging new rebuke of the agency’s tax exemption office, the group Cause of Action has uncovered documents that show a shocking transfer of confidential information from Lerner’s office to the Department of Justice. As part of more than five years of legal battles, the organization says the ousted IRS leader oversaw the transfer “of some 1.25 million pages of confidential tax returns from the IRS to the Department of Justice in 2010.” The vast majority of those returns were from charitable organizations with a conservative bent. And, the National Review points out, it was almost certainly illegal.




The Government’s Do-Nothing Approach to EMP Threats (like terrorist threats & our federal bankruptcy)  EMPs—pulses of electromagnetic energy created by natural or manmade causes, such as a terrorist attack—have the potential to critically damage our electrical grid and catastrophically disrupt communications, transportation, emergency services, and food and water supplies, virtually destroying the world we live in today.  Even worse, lives are at stake. According to Dr. Peter Pry, the executive director of the Task Force on National and Homeland Security, EMPs pose “existential threats that could kill 9 of 10 Americans through starvation, disease, and societal collapse.”  The EMP Commission also offered 100 steps that policymakers could take to prepare our infrastructure so we can better weather an EMP. Yet as Joe Colangelo, a former Navy officer, recounts in a recent article for the Wall Street Journal, little action has been taken:



(When babies feel pain…death penalty--cruel & unusual punishment )  The 2012 Belgium study said: Whether a fetus is capable of experiencing pain as a conscious and emotional feeling remains unclear and is subject to great debate, but we cannot deny that the fetal nervous system mounts protective responses to tissue injury. A physiological fetal reaction to painful stimuli occurs from between 16 and 24 weeks’ gestation on. … Evidence is increasing that from the second trimester onwards, the fetus reacts to painful stimuli and that these painful interventions may cause long-term effects.  The 2006 article in Pain asserted:  Multiple lines of evidence thus corroborate that the key mechanisms of consciousness or conscious sensory perception are not dependent on cortical activity. Consistent with this evidence, the responses to noxious stimulation of children with hydranencephaly are purposeful, coordinated, and similar to those of intact children. Further, preterm neonates or adolescents with cortical parenchymal injury mount bio-behavioral responses to pain that are indistinguishable from those of normal controls.



Roe v. Wade started as a lie in Bryan/College Station in Texas. In order to challenge the state’s law protecting unborn human life, Norma McCorvey (aka Roe) lied about being gang-raped. She actually ended up making a loving plan of adoption for her daughter. Lies shape legislation.  Texas’ HB2 law was passed in direct response to the arrest and conviction of murderer/abortionist Kermit Gosnell. His squalid “House of Horrors” was the result of unenforcement of existing laws and non-existence of regulations requiring abortion mills to operate with the standards of real medical facilities. Texas moved to protect women. The Supreme court moved to protect the predators. (Disparate Impact:) In Texas, the abortion rate is nearly 3 times higher among black women (22.7 per 1,000 women ages 15-44) than white women (8.1) and more than twice as high as Hispanics (10.1). (See this Radiance Foundation factsheet).  Yet these same activists who claim that racism exists everywhere else in American life won't see the obvious racism in the one industry that has targeted, disproportionately, the black community with race-specific birth control initiatives (e.g. The Negro Project) and abortion. Have you seen the majority of Planned Parenthood's advertising?   Abortion, nationwide, is the leading killer of black lives (contrary to the factless assertions of the #BlackLivesMatter movement). Big Abortion snuffs out 317,547 unarmed black lives in the womb annually. This is more than all other causes of death—286,797—combined.



The Negro Project:  Sanger’s eugenic ideas which led to the founding of the American Birth Control League, known today as the Planned Parenthood Federation of America.   For Sanger, birth control went beyond a woman controlling her body; they were means for eliminating the “unfit” from society. The “unfit” included the feeble minded, epileptics, criminals, and all individuals who would “taint” the public gene pool. Like many progressives at that time, Sanger was an elitist and a racist who believed that some human beings’ lives were more valuable than others’. 



  • Jackson thus established the Democratic Party’s vote-getting strategy for nearly two centuries right up to the present day: rob Peter to pay Paul.  On December 4, 1827, a fire broke out in the building containing Jackson’s financial papers. Conveniently, all the original records of his earlier land dealings were destroyed.  Jackson professed his innocence, and again, no one could prove he was behind the fire. The whole situation, however, bears an uncanny resemblance to Hillary Clinton deleting her emails.
    • The Democratic Party in the South invented the “positive good” school that argued slavery was good not only for the master but also for the slave. The champion of this school was the Democratic Senator John C. Calhoun. Northern Democrats, led by Senator Stephen Douglas, produced a subtler but no less invidious apologia for slavery: “popular sovereignty,” a doctrine that allowed each state and territory to decide for itself whether it wanted slavery. 
    • Democrats on the Supreme Court also forged the majority in the notorious Dred Scott decision that upheld slavery and insisted that blacks have no rights that a white man needs to respect. Democratic presidents after Jackson—from Polk to Buchanan—protected slavery from abolitionist, free soil, and Republican attack.  
    • The Democrats started numerous terror groups, but the most notorious of these was the Ku Klux Klan. Founded in 1866, the Klan was initially led by a former Confederate army officer, Nathan Bedford Forrest, who served two years later as a Democratic delegate to the party’s 1868 national convention. 
    • 5. Margaret Sanger (the founder of Planned Parenthood) was a Racist Eugenicist:  Margaret Sanger came up with an original proposal: let’s prevent these useless people from even existing. Let’s stop them even before they are born. This was the whole point of “birth control,” and it became one of the foundation stones of early progressivism. The progressives recognized the value of Sanger’s cause. So did the leadership of the Democratic Party. If useless people aren’t born, we don’t have to segregate them, nor do we have to chase them down and kill them. People who don’t exist can hardly pose a problem. For one thing, they can’t vote Republican.  Sanger’s Klan appearance, together with her Negro project, show she shared the special antipathy to blacks that was a trademark of the Democratic Party in the South.
    • 6. Hillary and Obama’s Mentor Learned From and Admired the Mob:  both mentored by the same man, Saul Alinsky. Alinsky didn’t seek them out; they sought him out. They became his acolytes during a formative period of their lives. Alinsky was a political gangster, who learned his trade from criminal gangs, notably the Al Capone mob. Obama and Hillary are two con artists who came to Alinsky to learn his con-man techniques. Alinsky taught them the art of the shakedown.  Far from viewing the Capone operation with revulsion, Alinsky said, “I came to see the Capone gang as a huge quasi-public utility servicing the population of Chicago.”



(Democrap) Jackson prospered sufficiently to buy slaves and to build a mansion, the Hermitage, near Nashville.  In his first Annual Message to Congress, Jackson recommended eliminating the Electoral College. He also tried to democratize Federal officeholding. Already state machines were being built on patronage, and a New York Senator openly proclaimed "that to the victors belong the spoils. . . . "Hostile cartoonists portrayed him as King Andrew I.  Behind their accusations lay the fact that Jackson, unlike previous Presidents, did not defer to Congress in policy-making but used his power of the veto and his party leadership to assume command.  Jackson met head-on the challenge of John C. Calhoun, leader of forces trying to rid themselves of a high protective tariff.  When South Carolina undertook to nullify the tariff, Jackson ordered armed forces to Charleston and privately threatened to hang Calhoun. Violence seemed imminent until Clay negotiated a compromise: tariffs were lowered and South Carolina dropped nullification.




To hear many American elites talk about the Brexit decision, you would think the EU is the equivalent of Europe’s version of the North American Free Trade Agreement—a liberalized commercial area for a small group of foreign nations in close geographic proximity designed to facilitate economic cooperation. But it is much more than that.  By submitting to the EU, Britons have been subjected to the laws, decisions, and regulations of a centralized legislature, court, and bureaucracy located in a distant capital and out of touch with the local needs and priorities of the people—an arrangement that many Americans would recognize as similar to our own over-centralized, unaccountable federal government.  Moreover, the Brexit vote only begins the process of Britain leaving the EU.   Congress should pass new legislation both requiring the United States to honor our current agreements with the United Kingdom until new bilateral agreements can be negotiated, and directing the U.S. trade representative to begin negotiations on new bilateral agreements as soon as possible.


Brexit architect and UK Independence Party leader Nigel Farage was enjoying the spotlight at European Parliament Tuesday, as a he told a jeering crowd that he now has had the last laugh. Farage took the moment to preach the benefits of free trade, and to warn the EU of the cost of cutting off trade partnerships with the UK. “We – between your countries and my country – do an enormous amount of business in goods and services. That trade is mutually beneficial to both of us. That trade matters.” “If you were to decide to cut off your noses, to spite your faces, and to reject any idea of a sensible trade deal, the consequences would be far worse for you than it would be for us,” Farage told a scoffing crowd of MEPs.


House Speaker Paul Ryan is calling for the United States to engage in a free trade agreement with the United Kingdom once it completes the process of separating from the European Union.  Seeking to preserve the “special relationship” between the two nations, Ryan, R-Wis., said the U.S. should pursue a unique trade partnership with the U.K.

Britain's exit is a good thing for everyone.
The European Union has been in
steep decline for many years, and Heritage called for a Brexit long ago. The EU has become synonymous with low economic growth, high taxes, burdensome regulations, and soaring public debts. A post-Brexit Britain will be a resurgent and powerful force for freedom across the world, alongside the United States. Next steps: The U.S. should move immediately to advance a free-trade area between Great Britain and America that would help both nations prosper. Watch Heritage's Nile Gardiner on "The Kelly File" talking about what Margaret Thatcher would have wanted.


Puerto Rico has only three days to pay $2 billion.
This week, U.S. senators are under immense pressure to pass a bill to help Puerto Rico (exactly like the just-passed House bill) before the island's debt deadline on July 1. Heritage believes that the
House bill fell short on key priorities such as offering no bailouts. Read more on these priorities and how Puerto Rico got here in the first place.


For decades, the commonwealth has been living beyond its means, plagued by incompetent administrations, political corruption, cronyism, and financial mismanagement.  Just this past December, Puerto Rico’s governor made the decision to hand out $120 million in Christmas bonuses to government employees just weeks before it defaulted on $37 million in payments to its creditors.

Congress should take a do-no-harm approach with Puerto Rico, relieving it from economically damaging regulations such as the minimum wage and Jones Act and then allowing the commonwealth to implement its own reforms and negotiate its own debts.



It's a surreal day in America when hundreds of young women stand outside the U.S. Supreme Court and cheer a decision that subjects them to dirty and dangerous abortion chambers like Kermit Gosnell's.   Even Roe v. Wade acknowledged that the "State has a legitimate interest in seeing to it that abortion... is performed under circumstances that insure maximum safety for the patient.  That's the fault of money-grubbing abortionists who'd rather put profits in their pockets and not in renovations that could be the difference between life or death for the women who enter the facility.  Hair and nail salons, tanning centers, and restaurants all have to meet basic health standards. Shouldn't abortion facilities?

As they've done with Obamacare, marriage, and abortion, five unelected people are making it impossible for elected leaders to run their states the way they and voters see fit. And in the process, they're putting millions of lives at risk. If anyone needed more proof about the importance of this year's election, this is it.


The left's old abortion position -- "safe, legal and rare" -- never made any logical sense. If abortion kills a human child, then it shouldn't be legal.  Young men walked around wearing buttons reading "I LOVE PRO-CHOICE WOMEN." Of course they do.

Defining what constitutes life based on convenience is the height of evil. Slaveholders in the South did precisely that in the antebellum era, arguing that blacks living below the Mason-Dixon Line were property. 


Mongar's family knows all too well what the five justices' opinion means for Karnamaya. Karnamaya couldn't tell these misled girls her story, because she was left to die in Gosnell's filthy clinic recliner after an overdose of Demerol -- most likely administered by one of his 15-year-old anesthetists. Like them, she probably never believed that ending her baby's life would cost her her own. But that will be an even greater risk now that our highest court has given abortionists the freedom to treat women -- not as patients, but profits.   As Senator Tim Scott (R-S.C.) argued, "This should not be a pro-life or pro-choice issue. Women deserve access to safe and sanitary conditions, period." Now, in toppling H.B. 2, moms may be better off at a veterinary clinic than an abortion center. At least those are regulated!



With Liberty and Prophylactics for All...

Twenty-five years into the "if-it-feels-good-do-it-with-a-condom" approach, researchers are finding that "safe" sex is anything but. In fact, the approach championed by everyone from Planned Parenthood to President Obama actually made the situation worse. In one of the most important studies in a generation, Notre Dame experts have just finished what they call "The Incidental Fertility Effects of School Condom Distribution Programs" -- a sweeping look at the condom-pushing school programs of the 1990s.  In schools that showered kids with free condoms, the teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted disease rates climbed. Turns out, pushing contraception on high schoolers may have advertised sex, but it certainly didn't make it safe.  Despite what liberals would have you believe, surveys have shown that parents on both sides of the political spectrum (76 percent of Democrats and 87 percent of Republicans) overwhelmingly prefer lessons on risk avoidance over risk reduction.  Our young people have nothing to gain from this race to intimacy but shorter marriages, deadly infections, premature parenthood, negative self-esteem, and difficulties at school. Americans may disagree about condoms, but every study says the same thing about abstinence: the kids who practice it don't get diseases and don't get pregnant



Number of Teenagers Having Sex Has Dramatically Declined  On June 9, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the new 2015 data from the most recent Youth Risk Behavior Survey, which updates what we know about youth and their engagement in health risk behaviors.  The results show that fewer teens are drinking than before, less are involved in physical fighting, and teen smoking hit its lowest level since the government began tracking it in 1991.  In real numbers, that means that nearly 6 in 10 teens are making the healthiest choice by waiting for sex—the highest percent to date.  But the big news is the dramatic increase in the percentage of teens who have never had sex.   Sexual Risk Avoidance is a sex education approach based on a recognized and often used public health model known as “risk avoidance” or “primary prevention.” It is the standard approach used to address risk behaviors such as underage drinking and smoking and is entirely appropriate and beneficial in addressing the risk of teen sex.   These programs focus on the whole person by sharing the importance of healthy decision-making to future life outcomes. They teach the skills of the success sequence—which dramatically reduces the chance that youth will live in poverty as adults—if they implement the following in order: finish school, get a job, and then have children after marriage.



Mary Beth Haglin, 24, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, was a substitute teacher at Washington High School, where the alleged sexcapades took place in February. She says she initially had sex with the teen in October 2015, and had frequent sexual relations through the school year.  She was arrested Friday, and faces a charge of sexual exploitation of a minor, punishable by up to two years in prison and a decade on the sex-offender registry. Haglin was released from Linn County Jail Saturday and ordered to have no contact with the student.  Read the WND story that started it all! The big list: Female teachers with students



Sen. James Lankford, R-Okla., noted last month in an op-ed for The Daily Signal that the Obama administration has diverted money that Congress approved for infectious diseases to the United Nations’ Green Climate Fund.  Further, McCaughey criticized the administration for not tapping the $2 billion Prevention and Public Health Fund to help fight Zika.   Mosquitoes that can carry Zika live in at least 26 states, McCaughey said. She said that’s why it’s an even bigger frustration that the Food and Drug Administration won’t approve the use of genetically modified mosquitoes. The biotechnology firm Oxitec developed a means for curbing the population among Zika-carrying mosquitoes.  McCaughey said this approach could eradicate about 90 percent of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes, the primary types of mosquitoes that carry Zika.  ( How about authorizing specially licenced DDT specialist use DDT responsibly too?)


While Congress haggles over funding to fights the virus, the Federal Drug Administration has given the go-ahead to release genetically modified mosquitos to fight Zika’s spread in the state (via Fusion):  The lab insects are bred so that over time they could kill off much of the local mosquito population by passing on a gene fatal to any offspring they have with wild females.


NORTH HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — As mosquito season heats up, bringing with it the threat of the West Nile and Zika viruses, one Long Islandtown is taking an unorthodox approach: bats.  The town, North Hempstead, has approved the construction of boxes that function as bat houses in several parks to attract more bats to the area.  “Bats can eat up to 1,000 mosquitoes per hour,” Judi Bosworth, the town supervisor, said. “That’s extraordinary. A pesticide couldn’t do that.”


DDT has already proven its effectiveness and cost efficiency. In 1947 application of DDT began, by the end of 1949 more than 4 million homes were sprayed and total eradication of malaria in the U.S. was declared. In the U.S., DDT had successfully stopped the mosquitoes before the EPA ever had the opportunity to ban it.  This has not just been an effective strategy in the United States. In 2006 the World Health Organization (WHO) studied the use of DDT in homes to end the spread of malaria and recommended struggling countries across the world use targeted indoor residual spraying of DDT to contain disease spread.




the Republican lawmakers asked the top state lawmen for details on their investigation into  skeptics of man-caused climate change. The attorneys general represent California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Iowa, Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New Mexico,  New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia, Vermont, and Washington.



Father's Day marked a grim milestone for Chicago, as the city recorded its 300th homicide of 2016. A total of 13 people were killed and 43 were injured in shootings over the weekend.



USA Needs More Entrepreneurs, Not More Bureaucrats    Cochrane attributes this slow growth to bloated government and an overregulated economy.


Hillary Hits Trump Over Not Releasing Deposition – While Her Own Aides Conceal Theirs


The New York Times published six letters from a collection of 24 written by Barack Hussein Obama Sr. that were discovered recently in an archives box at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem.  But the newly discovered letters confirm WND’s reporting that Obama Sr. never lived with Dunham and she left Hawaii with her son only weeks after he was born.   In his 2012 book “Barack Obama: The Story,” author David Maraniss claims the Kenyan married Dunham in Maui on Feb. 2, 1961, yet no official marriage certificate has ever surfaced.   In a May 18, 1959, “Application for Financial Assistance” produced by African-American Institute Inc. – a group with the same address listed for John Livingstone – the Kenyan indicated he was married, naming as his wife Kesia Aoko.  Obama Sr. abandoned Aoko in Kenya when he left for Hawaii in 1959It’s a fact he could have referenced to obtain more funding, arguing he had taken upon himself the responsibilities of a student wife and possibly future children.  The rest of the letter continues with Obama expressing how desperately low he was on money to live in Cambridge and continue his studies, again without any mention of his wife and son left behind in Hawaii or any hint of a suggestion that Obama might have some continuing financial obligations to his abandoned Hawaiian family.  As noted by David Horowitz’s Discover The Networks, Weiss has served since its inception in 1959 as the president of the Samuel Rubin Foundation, named for her father, the Faberge millionaire and secret Communist Party USA member and identified Comintern agent.  Horowitz also credits Weiss with being a principal financier and board member of the Institute of Policy Studies that was founded with a 1963 grant from the Rubin Foundation.  Weiss’s husband, Peter, is chairman of the Institute of Policy Services board of trustees and a member of the National Lawyers Guild and the National Emergency Civil Liberties Committee, both of which were created as Communist Party front organizations.  The Institute of Policy Studies has advanced leftist causes since its foundation. The institute’s headquarters in Washington, D.C., was a place for KGB agents from the nearby Soviet embassy to convene and strategize, .  In her May 7 letter to the New York Times, Weiss said the African American Students Foundation was formed after Mboya’s trip to the U.S. in April 1959, seeking scholarships so Kenyans and other East Africans “could secure the education never offered under British colonialism.”  According to Weiss, the founders of the African American Students Foundation included William X. Scheinman, singer Harry Belafonte, actor Sidney Poitier, Jackie Robinson, civil rights activists Frank Montero and Ted Kheel, Mrs. Ralph Bunche, Mrs. Chester Bowles “and a host of educators and me.”




(Homeschool, private school, vouchers) Kaeley Triller Haver is no stranger to the transgender bathroom debate. After being sexually assaulted as a child and going public with her story, the single mom from Washington state now opposes shower, locker room, and bathroom policies that she believes leave her and her daughter vulnerable and unsafe.  So earlier this month, when she found out that Washington public schools quietly adopted a new set of health education standards that include teaching kindergartners about gender expression and identity, Triller Haver was shocked she wasn’t involved.  “The only way I found out was through a Facebook post,” Triller Haver told The Daily Signal. “Not really the way any parent should discover information this critically important to their child’s life.”  “The curriculum,” she said, “starts in kindergarten. And my daughter will be in kindergarten this year. So that’s great.”



And the Fed doesn't expect the Obama/Democrap economy to do much better over the next two years.



Byrne claims Bill Clinton personally ordered agents with the Secret Service to give Lewinsky access to his office in early 1996, even providing her a secret phone number to reach the commander in chief directly.  “We wondered how he got any work done and joked that he would have been better at running a brothel in a red-light district than the White House,” Byrne writes.

The Post published Byrne’s account of a key date in the fall of 1997 when Lewinsky showed to the White House while Bill Clinton was sexually involved with Ms. Mondale:



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On Dec. 1, 1824, the Electoral College announced the results. Jackson won the most Electoral College votes, winning 99 votes to the 84 votes for Adams. However, he didn’t have a majority, or 131, of the electoral votes that he needed. Despite coming in last place in the popular vote, Crawford would actually beat Henry Clay in the Electoral College, 41 voters to Clay’s 37 votes. …The House convened on Feb. 9, 1825, each state having a single vote that would be determined by a majority vote inside the delegation. Clay directed Kentucky, Missouri, and Ohio—the states he won—to the Adams camp. Most of Clay’s supporters, as well as the remaining Federalists, backed Adams in the House, enough to give him a single vote victory. The House delegations of three states that Jackson carried, Illinois, Louisiana, and Maryland, went to Adams. This gave Adams a majority of 13 out of 24 states.  Though not the first president elected after a drawn out process, Adams was the only president to assume office without a majority of the electoral votes.

                On Nov. 7, 1876, Tilden won the national popular vote 4,288,546 to 4,034,311 votes for Hayes, and 184 to 165 in the Electoral College. More than 80 percent of eligible voters actually turned out, some reportedly voting more than once, and others having their votes shredded if it was for the “wrong candidate.” …

                In the popular vote, Gore beat Bush nationally with 50,996,582 to 50,456,062. That’s a half million votes. Neither candidate had 270 votes in the Electoral College. Gore had 266 votes. Bush had 246. The 20-electoral vote spread was not that different from Hayes-Tilden. …



Did slaves help burn the White House, too?  During America's War of 1812 against England, a British admiral issued a proclamation calling on slaves to leave their masters. They could join the British military and/or be sent as free settlers to British territory.  President James Madison wasn’t shocked at the tactic. He'd proposed a similar option years earlier during the American Revolution. “Would it not be to depend as well to liberate and make soldiers of the blacks," Madison had said at the Continental Congress. "It would certainly be more consonant to the principles of liberty.”   Britain's 1814 slave proclamation prompted President Madison to warn his war secretary that Washington, D.C. was likely one of the British targets: “the seat of government cannot fail to be a favorite one.”  Called the Colonial or West Indies Militia, these former slaves were part of the British marines, soldiers, and sailors who attacked Washington. These forces defeated American forces at Bladensburg, Maryland, on August 24, 1814, and arrived at sunset in Washington, where they burned most of the public buildings, most notoriously the White House and the U.S. Capitol.  Many former and current slaves were pro-American during the attack that led to the burning of the White House.  One former slave, who had already won his freedom, declined joining Britain's militia. Instead, Charles Ball fought side-by-side with the greatest American hero at Bladensburg, Commodore Joshua Barney. "I stood at my gun, until the Commodore was shot down, when he ordered us to retreat," Ball bravely recounted.  One of the best eyewitness accounts of what happened at the White House in the hours immediately before the British invasion came from Paul Jennings, a teenage slave to President Madison.  Taking refuge at the house of a Methodist minister, Jennings was listening to a prayer when "I heard a tremendous explosion, and, rushing out, saw that the public buildings, Navy Yard, ropewalks were on fire." Years later Jennings secured his freedom.



The abortionist then raises the scissors in his right hand as if to stab the counselor in the neck.  “That’s what you do to babies,” the pro-life activist calmly replies. He mocks the abortionist and tells him to “keep tearing the babies apart.”  “I will … I love it. I love it!” Santella sneers.



20 Examples of What It Would Look Like if White Privilege Really Existed:  8) Every year we would celebrate White History Month and on the final day, we would hold a Miss White America pageant on White Entertainment TV.  17) There would be angry protests and people screaming "White lives matter" every time a white criminal was shot by a cop.  20) Barack Obama would be getting high again with the rest of the Choom Gang right now instead of ruining the country after being elected as President primarily because of his race.



Are women and men not to be allowed to make different decisions as to how they choose to spend their time and live their lives?  People with 20 years more work experience usually make higher incomes. And age difference is just one of many differences between groups.


A book written by two women and titled "Women's Figures" shows the results when you compare women and men with comparable qualifications.  Statistics that might undermine some other popular conclusions -- whether on affirmative action, global warming or whatever -- have been kept under wraps when other researchers tried to get them.  Too many people in the media and in academia abandon their roles as conduits for facts and take on the role of filterers of facts to promote social and political agendas.



The most dynamic religion of the last hundred years has been leftism. Not Christianity, and not Islam, but leftism.  Leftism has taken over the world's leading educational institutions, the world's news media and the world's popular entertainment, and it has influenced Christianity (and Judaism) far more than Christianity (or Judaism) has influenced anything.   Yazidi women weren't gang raped and burned alive because of the "global economy" and its "god of money."  And, as is well-known, most of the 9/11 hijackers came from middle- and upper middle-class families.




“The Designed Body.” For the complete series, see here.

Stephen Meyer has described the complexity of the cell, the numerous systems within it, and what they must do for it to work properly. But each cell, no matter where it is located, is blind to the overall needs of the body. We have seen this in how the water content and blood levels of sodium, potassium, calcium, and nitrogen (protein) affect organ function and body survival. The common pathway the body uses to control all of these chemical parameters leads through the kidney.  The functioning unit in the kidney is the nephron, and there are about one million per kidney. The nephron filters fluid out of the blood by squeezing it through a specialized capillary system called the glomerulus. The kidneys filter about 7.5 liters of fluid, with its chemical content, out of circulation per hour. This fluid enters tubules, which wind their way through the tissue of the kidney on its way to becoming urine. As the fluid moves along the cells lining, the tubules reabsorb or secrete different chemicals to the degree that is necessary for body survival.  Evolutionary biologists may be good at describing how kidneys look and imagining how they evolved, but they never seem to mention how they work or what they would have had to do to keep the transitional organisms they belonged to alive.



Unlike computers, which have fixed registers and RAM, the human brain seems to have almost limitless capacity for short-term memory (the kind you use when actively observing and thinking, as opposed to long-term storage).  For more on how memory works, see Nature Communications about the hippocampus as a “convergence zone, binding different aspects of an episode into a coherent representation, by integrating information from multiple brain regions.


They say it’s almost two billion (with a B) years old, yet it resembles modern counterparts.  The Gunflint Chert in Canada has long been a hot spot for microbe hunters. J. William Schopf identified microbial fossils in these rocks years ago. Not all of the living material has been permineralized (that is, replaced by minerals such as silicates). Unbelievably, there are still traces of the original organic molecules present, as reported in Nature Communications by Alleon et al.


The scientists used the same spectral analysis on modern photosynthetic bacteria and single-celled algae as the fossil versions, since both look so similar. In other words, it appears that none of the expected evolution has occurred across 1.88 billion supposed years.  What are the odds that these bonds completely missed almost 2 billion years' worth of opportunities to decay?  Proteins should have undergone chemical reactions with any number of nearby chemicals, totally obliterating the original proteins in far fewer than a million years. Three orders of magnitude separate protein's longevity based on repeatedly measured decay rates and the evolutionary age assignment for this deposit that houses algal protein remnants.  If the Gunflint chert was emplaced only thousands of years ago, then these dilemmas evaporate.2



Ideology is driving interpretation here. There should be noticeable differences in 1.5 million years of evolutionary time, if humans were evolving from ape-like ancestors. But it gets worse. We’ve reported several times (e.g., 3/22/10) that the Laetoli footprints, said to be 3.6 million years old, are also identical to modern prints. In the evolutionary timeline, Homo erectus did not appear until 2 million years ago. To maintain the ideology, the Laetoli prints were “attributed” toAustralopithecus, the genus of Lucy who was barely down from the trees.  Walking like a man takes a big brain, because upright walking involves the whole body, not just the feet (see 11/18/04).



These “repurposed” proteins are called syncytins. They are essential for placental formation, yet are of independent origin in different kinds of mammals — primates have one kind, mice another, rabbits, cows, and carnivores yet others. They are clade-specific.  Why should there be unique syncytins in each clade?  I repeat: distinct syncytins for cows, carnivores, rodents, primates, rabbits, and even tenrecs (a species thought to retain features of primitive mammals).



According to New Scientist, the mystery of why some sunflowers track the sun across the sky has been solved. But what a solution! Notice the observations needing to be explained:

  • Growing sunflower plants face the sun at sunrise and point the opposite direction at sunset.
  • During the night, they turn around, ready for the next sunrise.
  • When mature, the flowers stop tracking the sun and just face the sunrise.
  • You can’t trick them to follow a 30-hour cycle with artificial lights. They refuse to move.
  • When artificial lights keep a 24-hour cycle, the sunflowers again move with them.

I’m continually astonished at how sophisticated plants are,” says Stacey Harmer of UCDavis, lead author of experiments. “They’re really masters of coping with the environment.” Sun tracking is called heliotropism. But how do plants know direction without eyes? How do they keep time without clocks?



Sculpted from a massive granite bluff, the memorial covers about five square kilometres (two square miles), with each head measuring about 18 metres (60 feet) from forehead to chin — making the individual sculptures twice as high as the head of the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt.  To suggest these images just happened to appear on the granite face as the result of millions of years of rain, wind, and frost would of course be ludicrous. It is impossible to imagine that the recognizable images of four great American leaders could appear by accident, regardless of the time allowed for such a process.



Anyone who takes the time to consult a reasonable dictionary of geology will find that pitch can be extracted by distilling or heating wood. In fact, prior to the rise of the petroleum and coal industries, this was exactly how pitch was made.


Although there are about 668 names of dinosaurs, there are perhaps only 55 different ‘kinds’ of dinosaurs. Furthermore, not all dinosaurs were huge like the Brachiosaurus, and even those dinosaurs on the Ark were probably ‘teenagers’ or young adults. Indeed, dinosaurs were recently discovered to go through a growth spurt, so God could have brought dinosaurs of the right age to start this spurt as soon as they disembarked—see Dinosaur growth rates: Problem or solution for creationists?

Creationist researcher John Woodmorappe has calculated that Noah had on board with him representatives from about 8,000 animal genera (including some now-extinct animals), or around 16,000 individual animals. When you realize that horses, zebras, and donkeys are probably descended from the horse-like ‘kind’, Noah did not have to carry two sets of each such animal. Also, dogs, wolves, and coyotes are probably from a single canine ‘kind’, so hundreds of different dogs were not needed.  According to Genesis 6:15, the Ark measured 300 x 50 x 30 cubits, which is about 460 x 75 x 44 feet, with a volume of about 1.52 million cubic feet. Researchers have shown that this is the equivalent volume of 522 standard railroad stock cars (US), each of which can hold 240 sheep. By the way, only 11% of all land animals are larger than a sheep.  Without getting into all the math, the 16,000-plus animals would have occupied much less than half the space in the Ark (even allowing them some moving-around space).


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Cuban, who counts presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump as a friend, months ago praised Trump's run, saying he has spiced up the campaign and forced other candidates to not be so scripted. But he told CNN's "Erin Burnett Outfront" on Monday that Trump just hasn't been willing to educate himself on the issues.  "When it comes to real estate I'll defer to him every time," Cuban said. "But to be president of the United States you have to make an investment, you have to be committed to always learning. … "Go to Donald's website, which I have," Cuban said. "He lists issues. He lists top line things he would like to do. He doesn't say how he's going to get there."

What did we learn about the man who may become president? Nothing that came as a complete surprise but plenty to prove he is even worse than previously realized: a pathological narcissist, a world-class whiner, an indefatigable con artist and a vicious enemy of anyone seeking the truth.  In January, Trump boycotted a Fox News debate to protest his treatment, holding a televised event to raise money for veterans. The effort was so successful, he announced, that it yielded more than $6 million.  But it turned out the amount was several hundred thousand dollars short of his claim. He didn't give the $1 million of his own money he had promised until last week, after reporters inquired about it. Many of the other checks sent to veterans organizations were not cut until May 24 -- nearly four months after his event. At least one gift went to a group that spends only 10 percent of its funds on programs for veterans.  Following through on commitments is part of being an adult. Accounting for your conduct is something you should mind only if you have something to hide.  The picture of Trump on view this week is an unstable egomaniac and dishonest huckster who sees enemies everywhere. His supporters may enjoy seeing him snarling and snapping like a rabid dog. What makes them so sure that, someday, he won't bite them?



Former presidential candidate Herman Cain has emphatically declared that Donald Trump is not a racist.   Speaking at a rally in Atlanta this Wednesday, Cain stated that Democrats and progressives had unfairly labeled Trump a racist. Citing Mitt Romney’s recent comments about “trickle-down racism,” Cain criticized Romney for pushing the same false narrative.  “Mitt, you know nothing about racism,” Cain said, eliciting loud cheers from the audience. The thrust of Cain’s speech, however, was directed towards the liberal media. “There are a lot of lies out there,” he said, referencing the Democrats, liberals, and progressives who have "blurred" the real issues of the 2016 campaign.



How on earth can Donald Trump propose (to a thunderous ovation from sea to shining sea) a blanket ban on Muslims entering our country --and yet support Obama’s “normalization” with Stalinist, terror-sponsoring Cuba, Iran’s closest hemispheric ally and a base for Hezbollah?  Now here’s a recent story in the Washington Post (no less!)   “Over the past two months, travel agents in Kabul have been surprised by Afghans showing up at their offices with Cuban visas, which are suspected of having been issued in Iran or acquired on the black market.



After months of promising to self-fund his campaign, Trump has now admitted he doesn't intend to do so. He met with top GOP fundraisers this week, but he's downplayed what it will take to run a viable campaign, which suggests he knows he can't possibly raise the money he needs.  Trump's biggest danger is his own mouth.



This coming from Sharpton who, on Monday morning, said Trump was wrong to inject race into a judicial matter.  Perhaps the most blatant example was Sonia Sotomayor’s ill conceived hope that, “A wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male,” which percolated to the surface during her 2009 U.S. Supreme Court confirmation process. In both cases, the message is clear: a white court cannot be trusted to dispense justice.

Which brings us back to Trump. His concern is that he cannot get a fair shake from Judge Curiel. We cannot look into the judge’s heart but we can look inside his head. Based on his affiliation with the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association, it’s not unreasonable to presume Curiel shares the organization’s goals which are “specifically” delineated on the group’s website as working to, “Increase the overall number of Latinos in the legal profession; Encourage and support Latino and Latina judicial candidates to apply to the bench; Advocate for the promotion and retention of Latino and Latina attorneys and judicial officers.”

Again, we see the American judiciary dressed in the wardrobe of race and ethnicity. While this model has almost exclusively been a tool of the left, Trump has reversed the polarity of the argument.  Donald Trump may have perfected the art of the deal but it was Sharpton, Sotomayor, the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association and others too numerous to mention who perfected the art of injecting race into the judiciary long before Trump did. 


(conflict of interest, judicial bias & activism?) The federal judge in the Trump University case, Gonzalo P. Curiel, is a lifetime member of the Hispanic National Bar Association, a La Raza-affiliated group that declared economic war on Donald Trump in a national campaign launched on the group’s website one year ago.  A headline posted July 2, 2015, on the HNBA website announced “The Hispanic National Bar Association Rejects Trump’s Racist Association.” WND reported Monday night that both Curiel and the San Diego-based law firm leading the class action suit against Trump University, Robbins Geller Rudman & Dowd, are tied to La Raza by their association with the San Diego La Raza Lawyers Association.


Sure, Donald Trump could have been more precise in his complaint about Judge Gonzalo Curiel. Something like this: “The Judge’s ethnicity poses no problem in and of itself. But there is an appearance of compromised impartiality based on racial politics— the judge’s membership in a pro-amnesty lawyers’ association is in direct conflict with my campaign policies.”

What would that take, ten seconds? Fine-tuning Trump’s phraseology is easy.   Republicans do not need to universally, blindly, uncritically lift up the nominee. Constructive suggestions are welcome. I have a few: meet often with strong conservatives, formulate a list of them for running mate and cabinet slots; spare us further juvenile insults on twitter as in the attack on Heidi Cruz; become more fluent in the language of conservatism and constitutional fidelity; and stop advocating stupid things like a higher minimum wage.  I offer all of those because I want him to win.



Donald Trump backed Ellmers to the dismay of 2016 tea-party activists. Brannon was backed by Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul.  In recent weeks, Ellmers became the target of intense opposition from conservative groups who once supported her initial rise to office, including the Americans for Prosperity, the Club For Growth and anti-abortion groups. They say Ellmers failed to follow through on the commitment to conservative values she promoted when first elected.   “Renee Ellmers lost her job because she abandoned the limited-government principles she originally espoused. It’s clear that 2nd district voters oppose her record of voting for special interests handouts and wasteful spending. Rep. Ellmers went to Congress and wasted no time becoming part of the Washington problem.



Trump supporters coming out of a rally, in the city made famous in the 1960s by Dionne Warwick, were attacked, punched, egged and abused while the San Jose police department largely stood and watched, perhaps having gotten word in advance to not intervene on behalf of the law-abiding supporters of the presumptive GOP nominee.  Some of the largely Hispanic mob of protesters waved signs saying things like, “Trump, this is Mexico. You are not welcome on native/Mexican soil,” demonstrating the extent and reach of the la raza (the race) movement in states such as California.  The Mexican reconquista movement is a rejection of American sovereignty over lands that, according to mythology, were formerly held by the Aztecs throughout the southwestern United States. And it is telling that many of the anti-Trump protesters reject his notion to “make America great again” instead waving Mexican flags while burning the Stars and Stripes.  What makes the San Jose situation shocking is the acceptance and almost encouragement of violence against their political opponents, with few arrests made.   In cities like San Jose, there will be no police ensuring fair and safe voting for those who disagree, because disagreement is by their own definition racist and intolerable.


Now that he's pro-Trump, Hernandez confided, "I have more people against me than I did when I came out as gay."  Talking by phone just before he attended a rally designed to goad San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo (a Hillary Clinton supporter) and Police Chief Edgardo Garcia "to accept" responsibility for failing to protect Trump supporters, Hernandez described what it was like to leave the Trump rally with a friend. The police presence had dissipated. He saw protesters pick out supporters and sucker punch them. Then he spied six or seven men. "As soon as I locked eyes with them, I knew we were next." Hernandez determined to protect himself by making sure he did not fall down; then the mob would start kicking him.  When liberals are on the receiving end, this is known as blaming the victim.



The problem with the 12-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade agreement isn’t that it is free trade, it is that it is not.

You cannot have free trade when even after a trade agreement goes into effect and tariffs are supposedly reduced many of our trading partners continue to levy what is in effect a currency tariff on U.S. goods while offering their goods to us at a discount.

So let’s stop calling it free trade.  In truth, ignoring currency manipulation, subsidies and other de facto tariffs leaves the U.S. economy at a competitive disadvantage — and has done so for years.  In addition, the U.S. does not compete globally on cost in taxes, wages and regulations, making the U.S. one of the worst locations to produce goods and one of the best for foreign countries to have a trade agreement with.  If passed, the Trans-Pacific Partnership will continue to outsource production and jobs overseas, costing the U.S. economic growth, and harming the American people with flattening incomes, negligible job creation and weakening labor participation.  There is a solution, however. U.S. Rep. Ted Yoho (R-Fla.) has introduced legislation that ends sugar subsidies, but only “when the U.S. gets other nations to do the same through the World Trade Organization,” Manning wrote.  While we’re at it, we might consider being more competitive via tax rates, particularly the corporate tax rate, and regulations. Whether on currency issues, confiscatory tax rates, labor costs or regulatory compliance, U.S. producers are being left behind in the increasingly globalized economy.  Antiquated notions of tariff reductions — borne out of the Depression era to address a different set of problems — cannot help in the face of all these imbalances.   The way to deal with these issues, rather than through massive trade deals between 12 nations that outsource our sovereignty to international governance organizations like the Trans-Pacific Partnership Commission, is through bilateral trade agreements. Plus internal reforms. We should not expect to compete globally when we’re taxing and regulating ourselves into oblivion.  And we should not give the same consideration to Malaysia, which had to be upgrade by the State Department from being a slave state in order to even participate in the trade deal, or Japan, a massive currency manipulator.  In the meantime, let’s stop calling it free trade. It’s not.


While some have questioned Trump’s consistency, Hannity reported that during the Gulf War Trump actually helped out 200 stranded Marines who didn’t have a flight home to Florida.  Trump has not commented on this except his campaign confirmed that his jet did make two trips from North Carolina to Miami to transport 200 Marines back home.  “It may not seem like much to most people, but it was very important to a bunch of jar heads and more importantly their families waiting for them on the hot tarmac,” explained Stickney. “I have not seen a Clinton or Sanders plane, or anything else for that matter, sent to support the troops.”  This was an amazing thing that Trump did for our troops before he was ever considering running for president. This just goes to show that Trump does truly care about America’s fighting men and women, and always has.


Trump World appears to be a complete meritocracy, where women and people of color are rewarded for performance without regard to race or gender. This is admittedly jarring in a country that has been led too long by Democrats obsessed with weaponizing both.



The U.S. military is in rough shape and needs serious repair. Over the last few months, senior military leaders have repeatedly testified to Congress that America’s military is dangerously weak and unprepared.  The 2016 Index of U.S. Military Strength looked at the size, capabilities, and readiness of each part of the military and concluded that as a package the military is only “marginal” in its ability to protect America.

2. Only one-third of Army brigades are ready for combat. The Army has now fallen to the smallest level since before World War II, while the top Army general says that the Army would face “high military risk” if it were to fight a serious war.

4. The Navy keeps extending deployments of its ships, but still doesn’t have enough to meet demand. While the Navy needs about 350 ships, today it only has 273.

6. The Air Force’s B-52 bombers are an average of 53 years old. Most Americans would not want to drive across the country in a 53-year-old car (see example below), let alone go to combat in a 53-year-old airplane.



Authorities say two F-22 fighter jets were scrambled after a pair of Russian bombers were spotted 50 miles off the coast of California earlier this week, Reuters reported, citing a NORAD spokesperson.  Major Beth Smith, of North American Aerospace Defense Command, said that the long-range Russian bombers never officially entered U.S. airspace when two NORAD fighter jets made visual contact with them.  The incident occurred about five hours after four Russian bombers and a refueling tanker were seen entering the so-called Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ), airspace that extends about 200 miles from the U.S. coast.



The reason we weren’t allowed to do anything was because the military at that time, because of Barack Obama, had become so politicized and so top-heavy in their bureaucracy, they wanted to end the war, but they didn’t want to end the war by actually fighting and winning it.  We’re soldiers in the United States military, the most lethal fighting force the world has ever known,” he said. “We are there to put bullets in bad guys. We are not there to win hearts and minds.   We’re developing into such a politically correct nature that our troops are getting sacrificed at the altar of political correctness,” said Higbie, accusing bureaucrats of losing the war by being so careful as to avoid any bad press.



Meadows was also floored by what he described as a “pro-Iranian marketing letter” sent by Mull to all 50 state governors asking them to do more business with the terrorist-sponsoring nation of Iran.  The congressman produced a copy of an April 8 letter (see the letter in full, below) from Mull to Governor Pat McCrory, R-N.C., requesting that the State of North Carolina “revisit and lift laws and policies that divest state funds from Iran and block state and local governments from denying contracts to businesses with ties to Iran.”  According to the governor’s website, “Last year, McCrory signed the bipartisan Iran Divestment Act of 2015, which prohibited the N.C. Retirement System, state agencies and local governments from using funds to invest in Iran or contracting with businesses that have investment ties to Iran.” It also says, “According to Bloomberg News, more than two dozen states have state divestment laws targeting Iran.”  “I’ve got a letter here,” Meadows told Mull, while waving a copy, “that went to Gov. Pat McCrory, from you, which, by many descriptions, is pro-Iranian marketing material suggesting we ought to do more business with Iran.”  The letter asked the governor to review how his state could do more business with Iran while staying in compliance with sanctions, but McCrory said he didn’t have that expertise, so he asked Meadows to look at it.  “Why would you send a pro-Iranian marketing letter to my governor?” wondered Meadows.  When a bewildered-looking Mull haltingly tried to respond, Meadows added, “Who instructed you to do that?”   Even while tacitly encouraging states to do business with Islamic Republic, the letter admits that the United States “continues to have significant concerns with Iran’s other activities that harm our interests, such as its support for terrorism, its human rights abuses, its destabilizing activities in the region, and its activities related to ballistic missiles.”



ISIS, the army of Islamic terrorists controlling large portions of Syria and Iraq, quickly established itself as a potent monster with its firing squad executions, its beheadings and even crucifixions.  It soon added the dropping of victims into water while they were confined in cages along with dissolving victims in acid.  It even was found to be burying alive its own fighters for fleeing from the enemy.  But those atrocities all may have just been trumped by reports ISIS is executing captured girls and women for refusing sex.  According to ARA News, jihadis last week burned to death 19 Yazidi girls who had been taken as “sex slaves.”

“They were punished for refusing to have sex with ISIS militants,” ARA News learned from a local activist, Abdullah al-Malla.

The reports of dissolving victims in acid came when 25 victims were accused of spying. They then reportedly were lowered into a huge vat of nitric acid.   ISIS also punished some of its own by putting them in a morgue freezer until they were dead and by driving tanks over them.



Babin is spearheading legislation to increase deportation of illegal-alien criminals and halt travel visas and U.S. foreign aid to nations that refuse to take back their citizens, the Free Beacon reported.  As far as the Obama administration’s secrecy goes, Babin told the paper, “All I can think of is they don’t want the general public to know what’s going on. When you have 86,000 criminal aliens committing 231,000 crimes just over the last two-and-a-half years, I don’t think they want the public to know what’s going on.”


Levin says that Murray attempts to make the case that “if you are truly a principled conservative, you really have a moral obligation not to vote for Donald Trump. He’s not saying “vote for Hillary Clinton,” but he’ll never vote for Trump. Mark then speaks of one of my heroes, Thomas Sowell, who had written “column after column after column against Donald Trump and he was skittish on Ted Cruz 97%×

,” yet Dr. Sowell came out in February and publicly endorsed Cruz. Sowell recognized that Cruz was the only real deal.  Mark then asks the $64,000 question: “Guys like Charles Murray – where were they when Ted Cruz was running – or Charles Krauthammer or George Will?” He did include David Brooks on that list, which I wholly discount. I’m sure Mark does to, but it merely amplifies his point.  A true “principled conservative” would have endorsed, as Levin puts it, the most conservative candidate for president of the United States, who actually had a shot at the nomination since Ronald Reagan.” Marks says it was not even close – Cruz was it.  Like Levin, I find it remarkable that these “principled conservatives” are just now all coming out telling us how Trump is not the guy – he is not conservative – standing on principle, saying they cannot vote for Trump. Levin says facetiously that “now we’re supposed to follow them? Where were they when we actually had a choice?”


Governor Greg Abbott calls in to talk about his new book, “Broken But Unbowed” and his convention of states push.



(Obama/Holder lied, people died)  According to Justice Department documents obtained by conservative watchdog Judicial Watch, Fast and Furious weapons have seen wide use in Mexican drug cartels, with reports suggesting the guns are tied to at least 69 killings.  Originally conceived by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in 2009, Operation Fast and Furious was created to deliberately sell guns to illegal buyers near the Mexican border, which the ATF hoped to trace back to Mexican cartels. The operation passed approximately 2,000 guns into the hands of illegal buyers while achieving minimal law enforcement ends.  The Justice Department documents recorded only 94 Fast and Furious firearms recovered in Mexico between December 2012 and March 2016. “As the production of documents from the ATF continues,” he said, “we expect to see even further confirmation of Obama’s disgraced former Attorney General Eric Holder’s prediction that Fast and Furious guns will be used in crimes for years to come.”  The Department of Justice did not respond to The Daily Signal’s request for comment.



Those hauling the cash-laden cases were Somali-Americans who’d come to this country as refugees. They routinely send money back to Somalia. And many of the greenbacks headed to the jihadist-infested East African country come from welfare checks the refugees receive from the U.S. government, compliments of American taxpayers.  Kerns said the first cash shipment rolled through Sea-Tac early last year. A man carrying $750,000 in cash told Customs officials he was transporting the money overseas. Over the next few months couriers carrying as much as $2 million boarded commercial flights at Sea-Tac.

One Seattle hawala sent out $20 million last year, said Kerns.



Department of Homeland Security officer Philip Haney saw something nobody else in the intelligence and law-enforcement community was seeing.  Four years before the Boston Marathon bombing, he began developing a file on the mosque attended by the perpetrators of the attack, the Tsarnaev brothers. The information Haney uploaded to a National Targeting Center database – which is available to Department of Homeland Security officers at the nation’s ports of entry – documented the Islamic Society of Boston’s extensive ties to terrorism.  One day after the April 15, 2013, attack that killed three people and injured 264 more, a Saudi student who was at the scene, Abdul Rahman Ali Alharbi, was under investigation.   Last week, WND reported Haney also disclosed that the Obama administration, citing concerns about discrimination against Muslims, shut down a case he developed that could have stopped the San Bernardino massacre last December.  The intelligence was ignored, despite having been used to connect members of the movement to terrorist organizing and financing at the highest levels, including for Hamas and al-Qaida.  In addition, 67 records of individuals and organizations linked to the case that Haney had compiled were completely eliminated by orders from “upper management.”



Counter-terrorism expert Philip Haney has a simple message for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald J. Trump: Don’t go soft on Islamic terrorism.  Haney reacted swiftly to senior Trump adviser Paul Manafort’s comment that Trump was “softening” on his proposal to temporarily halt the immigration of Muslims to the U.S. until Americans can be assured that an adequate system is in place to prevent members of ISIS and other terrorists from infiltrating.  Haney noted Adnani’s words – “the smallest action you do in the heart of their land” – are derived from a well-known passage in the Quran, verse 8.65, which encourages “steadfast” Muslims to fight and kill wherever they are, even if they are only few in number.  “We owe it to ourselves, our children, and even to the rest of the world, to secure our freedoms by maintaining a strong, protected border.”


A family in Lawrenceville, a suburb of Atlanta, said they were attacked by an unknown Muslim woman wearing a full burqa simply because they were flying an American flag for Memorial Day.  Amina Ahra, 30, was arrested on two counts of simple battery after being accused of attacking a mother and daughter at their home, reported Fox 5 News in Atlanta.  The U.S. State Department, working with the United Nations, has sent 4,054 Somali refugees to the state of Georgia since 2002, according to the State Department’s online refugee database.


One of our nation’s earliest political documents – the 1620 Mayflower Compact – begins with an acknowledgment of the sovereignty of God over the affairs of men. “Open borders, and the admission of millions of persons from other nations, cultures, and religions, is their goal. Loose immigration and refugee policy is the current tactic. … Such persons care little about the economic well-being of Americans. They certainly do not care about the physical safety of Americans. And least of all do they care if Americans continue to live in a relatively ‘free’ state. Indeed, freedom must be extinguished in order for the Internationalist Elites to have the power to force on the American people what they believe to be best – meaning, best for these elites.”  “For these reasons, the United States Justice Foundation urges the Obama administration and Secretary John Kerry to cease and desist in allowing any immigration or refugees from Muslim countries from now through the end of FY 2017. … A study by the United States Justice Foundation demonstrates the constitutionality and legality of this step, as well as precedents for this action.”



can American taxpayers – you and me – afford to take in millions more of the poor and refugees?  Last year, I reported that based on 2009 figures, it’s costing US taxpayers $83.8 billion a YEAR just to cover all of the costs incurred by illegal aliens already here.  Face it, my heart goes out to these people but there is no way that US taxpayers can pay to take in even 10% of those living in poverty. We are already taxed out and our nation is on the verge of bankruptcy with a national debt of $19.3 trillion. This breaks down to $59,564 per every US citizen. Very few of us can afford to sit down and write a check to the US Treasury for $60,000 per person.  I have and still advocate that we use our military construction units to build a wall along the entire 1,950 miles of southern border and then station our military personnel to protect our border instead of protecting borders in the Middle East. America needs to come first!



As Ivar Arpi, a columnist at the daily newspaper Svenska Dagbladet and an inveterate critic of the country’s refugee policy, said to me, “People have lost friends over this; families are divided against one another. I’ve had agonizing discussions with my mother and my little sister.” It is very hard to find a middle ground between “we must” and “we can’t.” One of the few people I spoke to who was seeking one was Diana Janse of the Moderates. I asked her if she feared that Sweden was in the process of committing suicide. “It’s an open question,” Janse replied. She worried that the costs of Sweden’s generosity were only beginning to come due, and no one cared to tally them.   At first the Swedish government made several very modest concessions to this ugly reality. In November, Prime Minister Stefan Lofven disclosed that migrants would no longer be granted permanent asylum, and thus no longer become eligible for the massive package of social benefits that comes with it. Applicants, if approved, would receive a three-year temporary residency permit with the possibility of renewal. Refugees could still bring in spouses and children under “family reunification” policy, but those relatives would not qualify for social benefits. In late December, Sweden finally threw in the towel. Henceforth, no one would be permitted to enter Sweden without proper identity documents.  Sweden had finally run out of room, money, and patience.  The kibosh came down, literally, in January when Sweden announced that 80,000 Syrians would be deported. There also seems to be a problem concerning debating the issue, especially when it comes to integration.  Frankly, there are other issues at play here. For starters, the whole refugee mindset was rocked by terrorism and the horrific gang rapes that occurred in Cologne, Germany, and throughout the continent, starting on New Years’ Eve. At least 500 rapes were committed on that night.


The radical, Left-wing establishment became totally obsessed with multiculturalism and political correctness, which we didn’t need reminding had been part of Swedish ethos for centuries.  ‘But this was different. It was verging on authoritarian diktat and the open-door immigration policy was threatening the nation’s cohesion.  So Sweden isn’t Sweden as we knew it – it’s become Swedenistan.’  And it’s not only the country which will go down the drain; it’s not only Europe, it’s the entire Western world.’   For Sweden, then, the sands of time are running down.



While throngs of young people are cheering loudly for avowed socialist Bernie Sanders, socialism has turned oil-rich Venezuela into a place where there are shortages of everything from toilet paper to beer, where electricity keeps shutting down, and where there are long lines of people hoping to get food, people complaining that they cannot feed their families.  With national income going down, and prices going up under triple-digit inflation in Venezuela, these complaints are by no means frivolous. But it is doubtful if the young people cheering for Bernie Sanders have even heard of such things, whether in Venezuela or in other countries around the world that have turned their economies over to politicians and bureaucrats to run.  But people who attribute income inequality to capitalists exploiting workers, as Karl Marx claimed, never seem to get around to testing that belief against facts -- such as the fact that none of the Marxist regimes around the world has ever had as high a standard of living for working people as there is in many capitalist countries.  The great promise of socialism is something for nothing. It is one of the signs of today's dumbed-down education that so many college students seem to think that the cost of their education should -- and will -- be paid by raising taxes on "the rich."


Venezuela’s tryst with socialism continues to make its citizens suffer under lack of electricity, food, and medical supplies.   corruption is a byproduct of authoritarian leftism. Not just in Bolivia, but other governments that aspire to the planned economy model.  Viva La Revolución!



Now that their dream of free grad school is gone, they're no longer interested in politics. Most of Bernie's college kids look to me like they don't understand that there's this concept people used to call "work."  They're in that "Gimme, gimme, gimme" mode - the belief that because you breathe you deserve to be given free stuff that your parents or taxpayers have to pay for.  It's much worse today, but that attitude of entitlement was just getting started back in the 1960s. I admit as a college dropout I even tried to take advantage of it - until my "old-fashioned" parents set me straight.  As I write in my new book, "Lessons My Father Taught Me,"



While speaking at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, the center-right Danish Prime Minister Lars Lokke Rasmussen said he was aware “that some people in the U.S. associate the Nordic model with some sort of socialism.”

“Therefore,” he said, “I would like to make one thing clear. Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy. Denmark is a market economy.”  Rasmussen acknowledged that “the Nordic model is an expanded welfare state which provides a high level of security to its citizens,” but he also noted that it is “a successful market economy with much freedom to pursue your dreams and live your life as you wish.”  To that we’ll add that Sweden, another of Sanders’ inspirations, has for decades quietly moved away from its cradle-to-grave form of government welfare. And the Swedes are better off for having done so, just as the Danes will continue to be better off as their government overhauls its welfare state.



2016 Economic Freedom:  USA # 11, Denmark #12, Sweden #26, Finland # 24.



he ten most financially sound states in the country are all heavily Republican, while all but one of the ten worst states are heavily Democratic. That’s according to a ranking of states in a new report from the Mercatus Center at George Mason University

The report — “Ranking the States by Fiscal Condition” — used official government data to measure the states’ ability to pay short-term bills and meet longer-term obligations, such as public pensions or health care costs, using five separate measures.

Politicians, especially the “pragmatic” ones, are always talking about how they are just interested in what works. When it comes to keeping spending, debt and long-term liabilities under control, the place to look seems obvious.  The conservative approach of lower taxes and limited government is a winner, while big-spending liberalism invariably leads to financial ruin.  You can find the Mercatus report here.



The creation of factories, the steam engine and other mechanical productivity multipliers, the explosion in new goods and services, and the expansion of trade helped create a new middle class in the developed world, pulling millions out of poverty. Despite wars, revolutions, civil wars, coups, and the advent of communist regimes, capitalism’s powerful expansion continued pulling ever-greater numbers of people out of poverty.  But the pace really picked up substantially after the Berlin Wall fell. During the 1990s, economic freedom — the engine of economic growth and prosperity — soared.   Freedom lets us all use our talents and abilities to our best advantage, while encouraging the wise use of scarce resources. Yet, sadly, in recent years socialism has once again reared its ugly head. Venezuela, Argentina, Cuba and Brazil have all made the socialist mistake — and paid for it. Large swaths of Africa and Asia, too. And much of the Mideast has no real freedom at all.



As reported by American Enterprise Institute (AEI) blogger James Pethokoukis, the Harvard story, authored by Boston University economist James Bessen, found that growing corporate profitability is increasingly coming from investments not in benevolent, market-friendly costs such as research and development, but rather in augmented lobbying to shut out competition. In short, it is now more profitable to use Washington to stop people from building something new than to actually build it yourself.

If a more devastating indictment of the Obama economy and its culture of cronyist favor-seeking exists, it is hard to imagine.




Our colleges have been ruined, free speech is increasingly suppressed, the economy is stagnant, the federal debt is doubling and young Americans no longer see America as exceptional in any way, all because of the left (Democraps & Big Govt Statists).



Recent reforms in Kansas and Maine, which have bucked the trend and imposed work requirements on those who receive welfare benefits.  He claims that Congress is moving away from a “work first” strategy and back to the failed “social service and training model” that has been discredited by both experience and research.  Remember, poor lives matter, too.



The nation was founded on one principle above all else: the requirement that we stand up for what we believe, no matter the odds or consequences. When the mobs and the press and the whole world tell you to move, your job is to plant yourself like a tree besides the river of truth, and tell the whole world, 'No, you move!'"



During Bill Clinton’s tenure in the White House a “glitch” (or person) turned off the automatic email archiving system causing the loss of of roughly one million emails. The emails just “happened” to disappear while special prosecutor Kenneth Starr was subpoenaing emails for the Monica Lewinsky scandal and congress was asking for emails because it was investigating the “Filegate” scandal. The lost emails just “happened” to be Bill Clinton’s and others being investigated in the above scandals; and the people who discovered the missing emails were threatened with jail if they spoke about them.  Not all of the White House emails were lost– just the ones on the Mail2 server. The officials served by Mail2 included Doris Matsui, Marsha Scott, Sidney Blumenthal, Cheryl Mills, Bruce Lindsey, Erskine Bowles, Rahm Emanuel, Nancy Hernreich, John Podesta, Ira Magaziner, Ann Lewis, Charles Ruff, Lanny Breuer, Paul Begala, and President Clinton.  If some of those names sound familiar, they should.


on Memorial Day, USA Today’s editorial board said that “Clinton broke the rules.” Clinton’s “bad decision,” said the board, has “turned into something far worse: a threat to national security, one that she repeatedly ignored despite multiple warnings.”


Clinton E-mail Scandal:  5 More Lies Uncovered By Inspector General Report.  Some 2,000 e-mails were deemed classified, some of them Top Secret, others “born classified” because of the nature of the information. Clinton sent more than 100 classified e-mails herself.  What does it say about Hillary Clinton that she was so determined to shield herself from public disclosure laws that she was willing to break every rule in the book, and then with a straight face tell the public that she did nothing wrong?


But as the IG makes clear, Powell’s set up entirely different, and far less risky, than what Clinton used.  Powell had a separate computer installed in his office so he could access his AOL Mail and conduct nonclassified business. The other computer was “used for secure material.” Clinton, on the other hand, used her personal e-mail account for everything, including sending and receiving thousands of documents containing classified, and at times Top Secret, information.  In addition, the IG points out that the government was largely unaware of the security risks posed by information technology when Powell was at State, something that was not true when Clinton held the office. When she arrived, the department’s rules had become “considerably more detailed and more sophisticated.”


(corruption) The latest twist is news that four years’ worth of State Department emails from Clinton’s top IT staffer, Bryan Pagliano, can’t be found.  “The Department has searched for Mr. Pagliano’s email pst file and has not located one that covers the time period of Secretary Clinton’s tenure,” said State’s Elizabeth Trudeau.  This kind of behavior would normally light a fire under law enforcement — and the press — since these things usually smack of a cover-up.  And we’re supposed to wonder why people are cynical about government and don’t trust the press?



Virginia’s Democrat Governor (and former Democrat National Committee Chairman), Terry McAuliffe (D-VA), is facing some pretty serious heat after word leaked earlier this week that he, like presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, is being investigated by the FBI.  What is amazing is just how many Democrat officials have been going down for corruption and lawlessness in recent weeks. Sure, most of them are from New York, but McAuliffe simply seems to be a continuation of a larger trend of Democrat corruption.



But the explosion in overhead costs is shown dramatically in the chart at left, which measures the relative growth in physicians and health care administrators from 1970 to 2009.  ObamaCare has only added fuel to this health care paperwork fire. In 2014, insurance overhead costs jumped 12.4%, and the cost of administering government programs jumped more than 10%.

As with health care, much of that money is not going to better education, but to college administrators.


anyone who thinks health care quality would improve just needs to look at the string of calamities in Canada, the U.K. or the single-payer Veterans Health Administration, which are each characterized by massive waste, chronic delays, doctor strikes, lack of innovation and worse outcomes for specific diseases.



But Republicans in the House say that Congress must appropriate the cost-sharing subsidies each year. And, as IBD has reported, a good case can be made that they are right.  When the Congressional Research Service looked into the matter, for example, it concluded that the premium subsidies “do not appear to be funded through a permanent appropriation.”

When Republicans refused to appropriate any money for the cost-sharing subsidies, the Obama administration simply decided that it would finance them without approval from Congress.  In other words, the case revolves around the separation of powers. The Constitution doesn’t allow the White House to spend money on everything it wants.  The Bush-appointed judge overseeing the case, Rosemary Collyer, is expected to issue her ruling soon.



Low-income neighborhoods suffer far more from social degeneration, including high rates of crime and violence, than from material deprivation.  Welfare state guarantees of not having to work, however the particular policies are applied, are not a solution. Relieving people of personal responsibility for their own lives, however it is done, is a major part of the problem.  In an entitlement context, all sorts of "gaps" and "disparities" automatically become "inequities," and a reason for lashing out at others, instead of improving yourself. Only in a society in which rewards are based on contributions is there any reasonable reply to the question as to why Bill Gates has so much and others so little.  The track record of divorcing personal rewards from personal contributions hardly justifies more of the same, even when it is in a more sophisticated form.


Everyone recognizes that there are some people unable to provide for their own survival -- infants and the severely disabled, among others. But providing for such people is wholly different from a blanket guarantee for everybody that they need not lift a finger to feed, clothe or shelter themselves.  In Saudi Arabia today, the great windfall gain is its vast petroleum reserve. This has spawned both a fabulously wealthy ruling elite and a heavily subsidized general population in which many have become disdainful of work. The net result has been a work force in which foreigners literally outnumber Saudis.  The welfare state removes challenges -- and has produced many social retrogressions.



What, for example, do socialist Karl Marx, Soviet politician Leon Trotsky, linguist and political activist Noam Chomsky and billionaire George Soros have in common? They were/are all radicals who were born to Jewish parents, had/have no Jewish identity and did/do harm to Jews and non-Jews.  Marx was the grandson of two Orthodox rabbis (his father converted to Christianity), yet he wrote one of the most significant anti-Semitic essays of the 19th century, "On the Jewish Question" in 1844.

Trotsky, born Lev Bronstein, was the intellectual father of Russian, and later Soviet, communism. He, along with Joseph Stalin and three others (two of whom were also non-Jewish Jews), fought to succeed Vladimir Lenin as leader of the Communist Party.

When Trotsky was head of the Red Army, Moscow's chief rabbi, Jacob Mazeh, asked Trotsky to use the army to protect the Jews from pogrom attacks. Trotsky reportedly responded, "Why do you come to me? I am not a Jew," to which Mazeh answered: "That's the tragedy. It's the Trotskys who make revolutions, and it's the Bronsteins who pay the price."  Soros is another man who was born Jewish and later became a radical world citizen, a man who was alienated from America and his Jewish origins and damages both.  Non-Jewish Jews like Sanders are alienated from Jews who strongly identify as Jewish and Christians who strongly identify as Christians. And non-American Americans like Sanders and others who identify as "world citizens" more than they identify as American citizens, are alienated from Americans who strongly identify as Americans.  The radical non-Jewish Jew and the radical non-American American love humanity, but they hurt real humans, especially Jews and Americans.



Let's start with jobs. There are still about 250,000 Americans directly or indirectly related to the coal industry. Under a Democratic administration in 2017, they would be gone for sure -- with miners reassigned to new positions under comrade Clinton's energy strategy.  But that's a pittance compared to employment and output in the oil and gas industry. Back in 2012, Pricewaterhouse Coopers completed a study (for the American Petroleum Institute) on the economic impact of American energy. PWC found that direct and indirect jobs related to oil and gas stood at just under 10 million. These are truckers, construction workers, petroleum engineers, welders, pipefitters, geologists and many other hardhat workers. Many, if not most, are union members.  Of course, Clinton and Sanders say that we will replace all of this with windmills and solar panels. In other words, they want to shift back to the energy sources of the middle ages.




While a stay on litigation can sometimes be part of bankruptcy proceedings, the stay included in the bill is entirely unprecedented. It would be put in place before the oversight board is established and before any restructuring process begins, it would apply only to bondholders and not pensioners, and it is one-sided, meaning it does not prohibit the debtor—Puerto Rico—from spending down its assets in advance of a settlement.  This would create an incredibly dangerous precedent for troubled state and local governments for whom the option of a stay outside bankruptcy would encourage further fiscal recklessness.

While such an unprecedented stay on litigation is contrary to the rule of law and bad policy in virtually any circumstance, it’s particularly troublesome for Puerto Rico, whose government has proven inept, reckless, and corrupt.  That government must not be given the chance to sell off assets through sweetheart deals to friends or family, to siphon off funds for pension bonuses, or to funnel resources to favored constituents through government bureaucracies.  The rule of law exists to establish order and discourage illegal actions.



Have a job and don’t sponge off others – this will not only provide you with money but also the self-satisfaction that comes with not being a parasite. Oh, and don’t cheat on your spouse. Divorce is expensive and unpleasant and no one has ever had a good one. Try not to have (or cause) babies out of wedlock – you know, there are a wide variety of techniques and pharmaceuticals designed to prevent unintended reproduction. You should try those. But when you do intend to have kids – and you should, because we need to outbreed these barren, frigid liberal losers – teach them not to be little savages. And if you do all those things, not only will your life be infinitely better but our society will be infinitely better. After all, most of the truly awful liberal policies we hate are designed to shift the economic consequences of the bad decisions of Democrat voters in these areas to our pocketbooks.



Millions of working-age Americans stopped looking for work during the recession. Many have not returned to the labor market. The working-age labor force participation rate remains 2 percentage points below pre-recession levels. The government does not count these ex-workers as unemployed— even if they would have jobs in a stronger economy.  This explains why the unemployment rate has officially recovered in the Elkhart metropolitan area despite it still having fewer jobs today than in 2007.




Muhammad Ali Backed Reagan and Many Other Republicans--He startled many longtime fans in 1984 by endorsing President Ronald Reagan for re-election.   (Ali’s conviction for refusal to register for the armed forces was overturned by the U.S. Supreme Court in 1970 in an 8-to-0 ruling; he subsequently won back his former title by defeating heavyweight champion George Foreman in 1974).  Mike Reagan shared another story of his association with Ali.


Social Security can be done better:  Railroad Retirement and Survivor Benefits  RRB Form IB-2 (2-16)  IB-2 Facts & Figures

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African-American leader of the Georgia ACLU resigned over the organization's blind activism of such a policy. Maya Dillard Smith, who is very unlikely to be accused of being a conservative, graduated from the University of California at Berkeley, worked for the notoriously liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and even graduated from a program designed to elect Democratic women to Congress. But when it comes to Maya's daughters, ideology doesn't matter. Political party doesn't matter. Privacy and security does.  The president may not blink at rewriting decades-old laws when his (Obama’s) own daughters are safe and sound in private schools, but not every family has that luxury. There must, Smith argues, be a way to protect women and children and accommodate other people too. "How can we ask these kinds of questions without being called a homophobe? How do we prevent predators from preying on kids in bathrooms?"  "If any of this makes you or your child uncomfortable, the administration's response is 'too bad.' According to the letter a transgender student's discomfort must always be accommodated, but if another student feels similar discomfort, those concerns must always be ignored because the administration has pre-emptively deemed all 'others' discomfort unjustified."  In the end, Pruitt points out, the states' offensive is about a lot more than genderless showers or even school policy. It's about local control and executive overreach.  Watch Alliance Defending Freedom's powerful new video here, as women tell the stories that should serve as a warning to every school in America.


The late journalist Irving Kristol defined a conservative as “a liberal who has been mugged by reality.”  After the reality of letting men use the women’s restroom hit too close to home for a prominent member of the American Civil Liberties Union, there may be a new conservative in Georgia.  Maya Dillard Smith, interim director of the Georgia chapter of the ACLU, resigned after her own young daughters were traumatized by having to share a bathroom with grown men.  “I have shared my personal experience of having taken my elementary school age daughters into a women’s restroom when shortly after three transgender young adults, over six feet [tall] with deep voices, entered,” she said in a statement.  “My children were visibly frightened, concerned about their safety and left asking lots of questions for which I, like many parents, was ill-prepared to answer,” she added.

Explaining her resignation, Smith questioned the ACLU’s support of legislation favored by the transgender lobby.

The African-American mother accused the ACLU of having become “a special interest organization that promotes not all, but certain progressive rights.”  She also said the rights the group chooses to support are “based on who is funding the organization’s lobbying activities.” 


Devarim - Deuteronomy - Chapter 22  5   A man's attire shall not be on a woman, nor may a man wear a woman's garment because whoever does these [things] is an abomination to the Lord, your God.



Psychological Care Urgently Needed  The study concluded that improved access to medical and psychological care “are urgently needed to address mental health and substance dependence disorders in this population.”  On the contrary, it did not conclude that improved access to bathrooms, hormones, or surgery are urgently needed.  A 2015 study of 118 individuals diagnosed with gender dysphoria found that 29.6 percent were also found to have dissociative disorders and a high prevalence of lifetime major depressive episodes (45.8 percent), suicide attempts (21.2 percent), and childhood trauma (45.8 percent).

It also remarked that differentiating between a diagnosis of dissociative disorder and gender dysphoria is difficult because the two can closely resemble each other.  It’s time to stop using children as experiments.  Transgender Persons Are Struggling Psychologically   Transgender individuals need psychotherapy not access to cross-sex restrooms, showers, and dressing areas.   True compassion is acknowledging the mental disorders and providing effective, sound treatment in an effort to slow the staggering number of suicides, before rushing to perform irreversible surgeries.



(Wait until this becomes “legal”)  While it’s too soon to know the impact of the recent changes, the organization has posted a list of 50 instances in which a man assaulted, attacked, endangered or harassed a girl or a woman in a women’s restroom or locker room.   See Liberty Counsel’s long website list of men attacking women or children in restrooms and locker rooms.   For example, only last month, James Thomas Shoemaker, 19, was accused in Pennsylvania of using a phone “to look at 10-year-old girls in Sheetz restroom.”  “The girl told her mother, who was waiting for her outside the bathroom, that a man was in the adjoining stall using his cell phone camera to record her has she used the facilities. Employees called the police, who found the man still in the bathroom an hour later, using his phone to access pornography, while in the stall, as well as using the camera on the phone to look under other stalls in order to view women next to him.”  Man dressed as woman suspected of filming multiple women, including a woman and her 5-year-old daughter, in mall restrooms. The suspect in multiple incidents, a 30-year-old man used a bag to conceal a camera to film women as they used the restroom facilities.”  Other cases come from Fort Myers, Florida; England; Palmdale, California; Bakersfield, California; Dalls: and Everett, Washington, where a man admitted he took a shower in the women’s locker room “for purposes of sexual gratification.”  A man undressed in front of children in a Walmart restroom, another man wore a women’s swim suit and exposed himself to children and another unidentified male was being sought for indecent exposure to children ages 5-10.  Said Liberty Counsel: “Laws and policies allowing men open access to private spaces designed for women puts women at risk of attack. Increasing publicity will make women and girls targets for rapists, pedophiles and voyeurs.”



Americans agree that while we should be sensitive to transgender individuals, others also have rights of privacy, safety, and their own beliefs that deserve respect and should not simply be pushed aside, especially when transgender persons can be accommodated in other ways.  The risk to the privacy and safety of women and girls is real. There have been numerous cases in recent years of men either cross-dressing or claiming to be transgender in order to access women’s bathrooms and locker rooms for inappropriate purposes. Here are six examples:  In 2009, a sex offender named Richard Rendler was arrested for wearing fake breasts and a wig while loitering in a women’s restroom in a Campbell, California, shopping center. Rendler had previously been arrested on charges of child molestation and indecent exposure.  In 2010, Berkeley police arrested Gregorio Hernandez. Hernandez had disguised himself as a woman on two separate occasions to get inside a UC Berkeley locker room. Once in the locker room, Hernandez allegedly used his cell phone to photograph women.  In 2013, Jason Pomare was arrested for cross-dressing in order to gain access to the women’s restroom at a Macy’s department store in Palmdale, California. Pomare snuck a video camera in to secretly videotape women while they used the restroom.  In 2014, Christopher Hambrook—who faked being a transgender person named Jessica—was jailed in Toronto, Canada. Hambrook preyed on women at two Toronto shelters, and had previously preyed on other women and girls as young as 5 years old to as old as 53.



Just as people are not bound by sex, they are not bound by race. Last year, Rachel Dolezal made national headlines. Both of her parents are white, but for eight years, Dolezal claimed that she was black. As a result of her deception, she became president of the Spokane, Washington, office of the NAACP and an instructor of Africana studies at Eastern Washington University. In Dolezal's eyes, just as in the eyes of transgender people, the reality of DNA is not only irrelevant but also oppressive. Those who believe otherwise are seen as racist, homophobic or both.  Dolezal is not the only white woman who has benefited from racial fakery. Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D), sometimes called "Pocahontas," claimed that she was of Cherokee Indian ancestry.



(divide & conquer, a house divided, anti- assimilation & anti-integration, anti- E Plurubus Unum..)  The policy statement calls for a range of practices, from creating curricula and educational systems that “support children’s home language development,” to urging states to hire more teachers who “speak the language and/or share the cultural background of children who are DLLs [dual language learners] in the community.”  States must move with alacrity because these children will soon make up a “sizable proportion of the workforce” and their linguistic and cultural assets will be needed in an “evolving global economy.”  “The growing diversity of our nation’s children requires that we shift the status quo,” says the statement, in order to “build a future workforce that is rich in diversity, heritage, cultural tradition, and language.”


Many societies created words to highlight their own racial purity. At times, "Volk" in German and "Raza" in Spanish (and "Razza" in Italian) meant more than just shared language, residence or culture; those words also included a racial essence.  The Balkan states were the powder kegs of 20th-century world wars because different groups wanted to change national boundaries to reflect their separate ethnicities.  The constitution of Mexico unapologetically predicates national immigration policies on not endangering Mexico's ethnic makeup.  The Italian Roman Republic lasted about 500 years. In contrast, the multiracial Roman Empire that after the Edict of Caracalla in AD 212 made all its diverse peoples equal citizens endured little more than two (often violent) centuries.  Vast ethnically diverse empires such as those of the Austro-Hungarians, the Ottomans and the Soviets used deadly force to keep their bickering ethnic factions in line -- and from killing each other.  Modern states such as multicultural or multi-tribal Rwanda, Iraq and Lebanon have often proved deadly failures. Europe is trying to emulate the multiracial but unified culture of the United States. But the European Union may well tear itself apart trying to assimilate millions of disparate migrants who are reluctant to fully assimilate.



The guidance is yet another in a long series of attacks on parental authority concerning the care and education of their children.  These courts and others have opined that if parents choose public schools, they pretty much relinquish their right to object to what happens in those schools.  The government has usurped the role of the parent in determining how a child’s health should be protected and problems treated, decreeing that gender dysphoria is perfectly normal and should be encouraged.  As Dr. McHugh has explained, there are effective therapies to resolve gender dysphoria in children who don’t naturally outgrow it. But too many schools will buckle under the Administration’s threat and deny children that treatment by concealing the medical problem from parents in the first place. This, as the American College of Pediatricians warns, is child abuse.  Are there medical professionals who disagree? Of course – there are agenda-driven ideologues in every profession. But the government has no right to take sides on this issue and resolve it in favor of the radicals – it is the parents’ right and responsibility to address their child’s medical problems as they see fit.


The Department of Education was created under President Carter in 1979 under the same misguided pretense that has driven much of the growth of our massively bloated federal government -- that if there is something we really care about, we should give more money and power to Washington bureaucrats.  The Education department should be shut down and these funds should either be returned to taxpayers and or sent to parents with children in public schools to be used toward vouchers to allow them to choose where to send their children to school.


“Forcing girls to share restrooms and locker rooms with biological males across the nation is an egregious invasion of privacy. Not only are the Obama administration’s guidelines a direct violation of their privacy rights, they also infringe on their parents’ rights. My clients don’t want Obama’s radical policies in their bathrooms – and there is no federal authority or legal justification for these guidelines,” stated Floyd.  She was referencing a pending lawsuit over the issue in Illinois. Several other lawsuits already have been filed.  The Family Research Council noted that for years, conservatives have wanted to eliminate the Department of Education, one of two agencies that issued Obama’s orders.  “The agency’s outrageous order that public schools ignore the basic biology of their students in the use of bathrooms, locker rooms, and showers may have finally awakened a sleeping giant. Parents, governors, House and Senate leaders, religious groups and superintendents are incensed that the White House would threaten to pull funding for children’s education over something as ridiculous and unpopular as gender-free restrooms,” the group said.   “Education is not among the enumerated powers of the federal government, and therefore schooling is properly within the jurisdiction of states or local communities. That includes bathroom policies.  “Secondly, this latest federal intrusion is typical of what has been imposed on schools across America from Washington, D.C., for generations. Rather than focusing on real education, the federally controlled schools have become indoctrination factories waging war on truth, common sense, morality and even reality.”


It also entered the space of locker rooms, showers, dorms, overnight hotels, and other places you might not expect.



These 43 Republicans voted for the Maloney amendment, which ratified Obama’s 2014 executive order barring private businesses who do contract work for the government from engaging in what the government considers to be “discrimination” on the basis of “sexual orientation and gender identity” in their private employment policies.  As I pointed out in an earlier Daily Signal article, “discrimination” on the basis of “gender identity” can be something as simple as having a bathroom policy based on biological sex, not gender identity.


President Kennedy wanted to put a man on the moon, while Obama wants to put a man in a women's restroom..


40,000 child-on-child sex crimes in 2014. Child-on-child sex offenses are not rare, by any means. The Bureau of Justice reports that there were more than 40,000 children who were victims of sex offenses by other children in 2014. Obama's policy removes natural protections for our children and opens the floodgates for sexual perversion and child-on-child sex offenses.


Nattaphon “Ice” Wangyot, a male-t0-female transgender athlete became the first trans student to compete for a high school state championship last week.  Wangyot, a senior at Haines High School in Alaska, beat a number of biologically female competitors to the finals at the state Track & Field meet in Anchorage.  Never mind that women fought long and hard to get the chance to compete in such events. And they will now be replaced by men.



The army of opponents is growing now that Kentucky and Mississippi are signing on to the massive, multi-state pushback to the president's radical gender agenda. In the days since the White House issued its threat, the outrage is only growing. A total (currently) of 13 states are standing in between their students' privacy and a tyrannical White House, even if it means kissing millions of education dollars goodbye: Alabama, Louisiana, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Tennessee, Oklahoma, Utah, Georgia, the governor of Maine, the Arizona Department of Education, Kentucky, and Mississippi.  And for the latter two, the road to the courts hasn't been an easy one. In both states, conservative governors had to override liberal attorneys general, who were determined to legitimize the president's overreach. "I strongly encourage our state leaders to shift their focus to issues that are directly impacting our citizens every day, such as education, mental health, roads and bridges, and public safety," Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood (D) argued. Fortunately, Governor Phil Bryant (R) has a better grasp of what's directly impacting his citizens every day – and boys infiltrating the girls' showers and locker rooms is one of them. In Kentucky, Governor Matt Bevin (R) had a similar clash with Attorney General Andy Beshear (D), who refused to lift a finger to fight the rule.  Fine, Bevin fired back. If his top law enforcer was "unwilling to protect" the state, he vowed, "my administration will... We are committed to protecting the Tenth Amendment and fighting federal overreach into state and local issues." Meanwhile, in North Carolina, where leaders fired the first shots against the Obama administration, Governor Pat McCrory (R) is sick and tired of seeing the states hung out to dry. If the president is going to steamroll the legislature, he thinks Congress should have the courage to stand up and do something about it. In a letter to GOP and Democratic leadership, McCrory wants to know when members will join his state and others in reining in President Obama.  "Once again, unelected officials within the Obama administration bypassed the Constitution, Congress, and administrative law procedures, unilaterally and unlawfully imposing their will and interpretations on each and every school district throughout the United States. The threat of any federal agency to withhold federal funding from any state based on its unilateral and novel interpretation of a federal law is unprecedented and indefensible. These funds were authorized and appropriated by Congress... Due to the inaction of Congress to define boundaries and provide clarity on this important and emerging issue, millions of Americans businesses, educators, and elected leaders continue to live and operate under a chaotic system of conflicting laws, regulations and judicial interpretations..."



At issue is California’s AB 1266, a law adopted by the legislature and signed by the governor in 2013 that allows students in schools to use facilities, showers, restrooms, locker rooms, etc., based on their “gender identity.”  This law, long before Obama began publicly mandating such policy for public facilities and schools nationwide, was opposed by an organization called Privacy For All Students.  Members collected more than 620,000 signatures of California voters to qualify the issue for a referendum that would overturn the law, but elections officials disqualified more than 20 percent, leaving the referendum effort only 17,276 signatures short of the requirement to qualify for the ballot.  The PFAS organization now has been in court for more than two years, battling government attorneys who are trying to withhold both the disqualified names and the reason for their rejection.  But now a Superior Court judge in Sacramento granted a motion sought by the organization to compel the production of those documents, held by the California secretary of state and 55 counties which had resisted production of these documents, citing privacy concerns.  The law, at the time the first of its kind in the nation, drew the wrath of state Assemblyman Tim DonnellyDonnelly, in a WND column, wrote:  Allowing teenage boys and girls in the same locker room, showering side by side, is a bad idea. In fact, AB 1266 is a recipe for disaster. This will take the normal hormonal battles raging inside every teenager and pour gasoline onto those simmering coals. The right to privacy enjoyed by every student will be replaced by the right to be ogled.  While trying to address a concern of less than 2 percent of the population, California is now forcibly violating the rights of the other 98 percent. Many of the parents I have heard from within the last few days have literally pulled their kids out of public schools and have enrolled them in homeschool and private school programs. My boys, who went back to the public school after many years away, will not be returning.  It is completely unreasonable to expect teenagers, who are uncomfortable with themselves at this age, to accept this level of privacy invasion. After all, in the Capitol building, not only do they not allow men in the women’s bathroom, the women must enter a code to access their restrooms.  Another California bill, SB48, requires positive portrayals of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender persons in public school social studies and history classes.  See Other California laws:  

Save California contends that in honoring Milk, schools are advocating for the acceptance of what Harvey Milk sought: the entire homosexual, bisexual and cross-dressing agenda; a refusal to acknowledge sexually transmitted diseases spread by the behavior; his behavior as “a sexual predator of teenage boys, most of them runaways with drug problems”; advocacy for multiple sexual relationships at one time; and “lying to get ahead.”



Biology determines a person’s sex, and no amount of redefinition or laws can change one’s DNA.  And what’s next? Pedophilia. It’s Hollywood’s dirty sexual secret. There’s already talk about normalizing pedophilia since, according to the narrative, pedophiles are born that way.



Here is the truth that the left will never acknowledge -- the hookup culture they celebrate and defend is the greatest petri dish for enabling rape and sexual assault imaginable. It does women no favors to tell them that the way they drink is irrelevant. It may not be a crime to get blind drunk at a bar or party -- but it's reckless.



Obama's love of the federal government bludgeon changes people's focus from the ability to be kind to their neighbors to having to defend their own rights. It pits Americans against one another.  It's much the same with immigration. Remember those buses filled with illegal immigrants that irate townspeople refused to let stop in Murrieta, California two years ago? It wasn't really the immigrants that citizens were infuriated with; it was a government that refuses to listen, disregards our laws, our rights and our safety, and then accuses its citizens of being "uncompassionate" when they express legitimate concerns about illness, healthcare and welfare expenditures or crime.


In 2013, the IRS claimed it targeted less than 300 conservative groups prior to the 2012 Election. In actuality, the IRA targeted 426 organizations.  In a Washington Times article, “IRS finally reveals list of tea party groups targeted for extra scrutiny,” it turns out that it took three years for the IRS to finally admit that it targeted tea party and conservative groups for “intrusive scrutiny. The Times reports that the IRS released a “near-complete list of the organizations it snagged in a political dragnet.”

Last month, the IRS was forced to comply with federal rulings to file its list last month.  The media is not reporting this. The “most transparent presidency” has stonewalled federal judges for three years to not provide information about a list of hundreds of people against which a taxpayer-funded agency was targeting, penalizing, and censoring.  Would this have happened under a Republican president? Would the media be reporting on this scandal if it was not Obama?



Rumors of widespread child sex abuse have swirled around Hollywood for years. Anne Henry, co-founder of Bizparentz, a group set up to help young actors, said: “Hollywood is currently sheltering about 100 active abusers.”



Target’s stock has fallen 20 percent — from $84 per share to $67 per share — since it imposed the pro-transgender policy on its customer base of families.  That loss has chopped roughly $10 billion from the overall shareholder value of the company, according to a chart produced by Yahoo.com



These 7 Short Videos Clear Up Myths About Air Pollution “Our series of short videos about the EPA’s Clean Power Plan, air pollution, and climate change educate younger Americans about the tremendous progress we’ve made in cleaning our air of toxic emissions while pointing out that carbon dioxide—a gas we all exhale—is non-toxic plant fertilizer,” Chuck DeVore, vice president of national initiatives for the Texas Public Policy Foundation, said.  http://www.texaspolicy.com/centers/detail/energy-environment



In the realm of climate scientism, the rule seems to be: If the facts don’t support your argument, talk louder, twist the facts, and insult your opponents. That’s certainly what self-styled global warming “experts” like Al Gore and Bill Nye are doing.  When the Australian government recently shifted funds from studying climate change to addressing threats that might result, 275 research jobs were imperiled. The very scientists who’d been saying there was a 97% consensus howled that there really wasn’t one.  The relatively rapid increase in atmospheric CO2 over the last 30 years has produced only 0.2°C (0.4°F) of global warming – compared to a 1°C (1.8°F) total temperature increase over the past 150 years. That means the planetary temperature increase has slowed down, as carbon dioxide levels rose. In fact, average temperatures have barely budged for nearly 19 years, an inconvenient reality that even the IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) now recognizes.  Third, Earth’s atmosphere used to contain far more carbon dioxide. “For most of the past 550 million years of the Phanerozoic, when multicellular life left a good fossil record, the earth’s CO2 levels were four times, even ten times, higher than now,” Dr. Happer points out. “Yet life flourished on land and in the oceans. Earth never came close to the conditions of Venus.” And it never will.  Carbon dioxide is absolutely essential for plant growth – and for all life on Earth. Volumes of research clearly demonstrate that crop, garden, forest, grassland and ocean plants want more CO2, not less. 



(follow the $$$$) Trusting the models too much is not the only gaping hole in the climate alarmists’ claims. Their bigger problem is that they rely on models that have been consistently wrong. The heat that the models have predicted for decades has simply not arrived.  And, as the Daily Caller pointed out last week, the federal government has spent billions — close to $100 billion, actually, since just fiscal 2012 — on “science” that is undergirded by failed models.  Climate scientists are spending more energy and resources trying to upgrade their flawed models than they are trying to understand the climate itself. And it’s a good bet that what most climate scientists will consider improved modeling will be programs that predict even greater warmth.  As we noted above, modeling has its place in science, but modeling itself isn’t science. In science, questions are asked and a hypothesis is developed, then tested through experimentation. The models, however, simply spit out the outcomes that the researchers who developed them programmed them to. Quite clearly, the science isn’t settled. In fact, to some extent, it isn’t even science.



since the 1970s the winters have been getting warmer, but not the summers.  In their words: “Virtually all Americans are now experiencing the much milder winters that they typically prefer, and these mild winters have not been offset by markedly more uncomfortable summers or other negative changes.”  Charts in the study make this pretty clear. Average daily temperatures in July haven’t budged since 1974, and relative humidity in that month is actually lower than it was four decades ago. In contrast, there’s a clear upward trend in the average daily temperature in January.



By 1980, the U.S. government issued its first Dietary Guidelines telling the country to cut back on saturated fats and cholesterol, and Americans dutifully complied.  That’s precisely when the nation’s obesity rate started to skyrocket. Nutritionists are only now grudgingly beginning to admit that their approach to nutrition guidelines could have been, well, wrong, and Yudkin’s work is only now being rediscovered. The federal government, for example, quietly admitted recently that there’s nothing wrong with eating cholesterol.  So why didn’t scientists wise up sooner?  Still, had nutritionists listened to a “fat-denier” like Yudkin four decades ago, we might have avoided the scale of today’s obesity epidemic, which has claimed millions of lives.




Note to jihadists: It’s raisins you’ll get in heaven for acts of martyrdom – not virgins. That’s according to at least one scholar who studied the Quran’s original text and found the word that’s been commonly translated to mean “virgin” in times of late actually means “raisin.”   A Canadian author and scholar named Irshad Manji broke commonly held ranks to say Islamists might want to double check the truthfulness of their supposed receipt of 72 virgins in heaven for acts of martyrdom. The word “virgin” in the Quran actually means “raisin,” he said.


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Currently, the GOP controls the Governorship, State Senate and State House in thirty of the fifty states (note Nebraska is included in this even though it is unicameral).  Republican Governors working with the state legislatures in these states should make tearing down this academic wall of tyranny within their state university and college structures a top priority. 



Since beginning his program in the late 1980s, Limbaugh has never endorsed in Republican primaries, except in 1992, when he urged New Hampshire voters to vote for Pat Buchanan in what he called an effort to bring President George H.W. Bush more to the right.


Lt. Colonel Nahida Ahmad Rashid is a top ranking female commander in the peshmerga, the army of the semi-autonomous region of Iraqi Kurdistan.  Peshmerga (meaning “those who face death”) are proving to be the most effective force in the Middle East fighting the Islamic State, or ISIS.  Having fought bravely alongside other (all male) regiments since 2014 at Jalawla, Khanaqin, and Dakuk, Rashid and her battalion of 600 women, are undoubtedly important players in the ongoing war with ISIS.

Arriving at the main gate of the base we saw a large picture of Capt. Rengin Yousef, a Shahid (a martyr), killed in Oct. 2014 while fighting ISIS. She had been a sniper, “One of the best,” Warrant Officer Zetun Kamal Marf, said to us later.  Yousef, 25, had been a mother of two young children, one less than a year old.  “She had never feared death, she was proud to defend her country, her freedom,” explained Marf.  Yousef is one of several battalion women killed in action.



LaPierre slammed "Hollywood media elites" as the chief culprits for gun violence. They douse "our kids with reckless, gratuitous, irresponsible gun play." Katie Couric was added to the list this year for a recent anti-gun documentary she produced. "What do the elites do?" LaPierre asked the audience. "They blame the carnage on your right to protect yourself... Instead of enforcing the laws against the bad guys   And you know something? They are never going to stop an armed killer, a rapist, a genocidal tyrant or terrorist mass murdered with a rolled-up newspaper," he said to laughter. "But I tell you what — we just might." 


The complaint asserts, “By compelling artists to create and by silencing their speech [the code] violates the Arizona Constitution’s Free Speech Clause, Religious Toleration Clause, Equal Protection Clause, Due Process Clause, and the Arizona Free Exercise of Religion Act.”  “Based on these provisions plaintiffs ask this court to enjoin and declare [the code] unconstitutional so that they and other Arizona artists can return to doing what they do best – create and discuss authentic art that reflects their beliefs, not the government’s.”  The complaint was accompanied by a motion for preliminary injunction, asking the court to prevent any attacks on constitutional rights under the law while the case is litigated.



Why shouldn’t workers get extra pay for working longer hours? However, economic research shows that is unlikely to happen. Most employers respond to overtime laws by reducing base pay an offsetting amount. Combining new overtime pay and lower salaries, most workers will earn almost exactly what they made before.  This is what happened when IBM reclassified 7,000 salaried and technical-support workers as overtime-eligible in a lawsuit settlement. It also cut their base pay by 15 percent, leaving total earnings unaffected. Even liberal supporters of the rule concede that the “wage offer reflects expected overtime hours” and so there will be “no change at the margin” in pay.



White teenage unemployment is about 14 percent. That for black teenagers is about 30 percent. The labor force participation rate (you want high participation rates) for white teens is 37 percent, and that for black teens is 25 percent. Many years ago, in 1948, the figures were exactly the opposite. The unemployment rate of black 16-year-old and 17-year-old males was 9.4 percent, while that of whites was 10.2 percent. Up until the late 1950s, black teens, as well as black adults, were more active in the labor market than their white counterparts. I will return to these facts after I point out some elitist arrogance and moral bankruptcy.

Supporters of a $15 minimum wage are now admitting that there will be job losses.  If today's arrogant elite were around to destroy these jobs through wage legislation and regulation, I doubt whether I and many other black youths would have learned the habits of work that laid the foundation for future success. Today's elite have little taste for my stepfather's admonition: Any kind of a job is better than begging and stealing.  Obama, the Congressional Black Caucus, black state and local politicians, and civil rights organizations are neither naive nor stupid. They have been made aware of the unemployment effects of the labor laws they support; however, they are part of a political coalition. In order to get labor unions, environmental groups, business groups and other vested interests to support their handout agenda and make campaign contributions, they must give political support to what these groups want. They must support minimum wage increases even though it condemns generations of black youths to high unemployment rates.


A basic economic premise holds that when the price of something rises, people seek to economize on its use. They seek substitutes for that which has risen in price. Recent years have seen proposals for an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.  One substitute that has emerged for cashiers is automated kiosks where, instead of having a person take your order, you select your meal and pay for it using a machine.  There is little evidence that people are insensitive to price changes, whether they be changes in taxes, gas prices, food prices, labor prices or any other price.



Promoting Employment for Welfare Recipients Is True Compassion:  Recipients must be empowered to lift themselves out of poverty by giving them the tools to be successful in work and increase their income over time.  Current welfare programs are structured so poorly, they provide incentives for recipients to avoid work and stay dependent on permanent handouts.



Before Clinton is able to rewrite this history, let's look at the many ways the Clintons and cronies contributed to the Great Recession.  The seeds of the mortgage meltdown were planted during Bill Clinton's presidency.  Under Andrew Cuomo, Clinton's secretary of Housing and Urban Development, Community Reinvestment Act regulators gave banks higher ratings for home loans made in credit-deprived areas. Banks were effectively rewarded for throwing out sound underwriting standards and writing loans to those who were at high risk of defaulting. If banks didn't comply with these rules, regulators reined in their ability to expand lending and deposits.  These new HUD rules lowered down payments from the traditional 20 percent to 3 percent by 1995 and zero down payments by 2000. What's more, in the Clinton push to issue home loans to lower-income borrowers, Fannie and Freddie made it a common practice to virtually end credit documentation, low credit scores were disregarded and income and job history was also thrown aside. The phrase "subprime" became commonplace. What an understatement.

Next the Clinton administration's rules ordered the taxpayer-backed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to expand their quotas of risky loans from 30 percent of portfolio to 50 percent, as part of a big push to expand home ownership. Fannie and Freddie were securitizing these home loans and offering 100 percent taxpayer guarantees of repayment. So now taxpayers were on the hook for these risky, low down payment loans.   Tragically, when prices fell, lower income folks who really could not afford these mortgages under normal credit standards suffered massive foreclosures and personal bankruptcies. Many will never get credit again. It's a perfect example of liberals using government allegedly to help the poor, with the ultimate consequences being disastrous to them.  Additionally, ultra-easy money from the Federal Reserve also played a key role.  Fannie and Freddie, by the way, cost the taxpayers $187 billion.  Just to make this story worse, Sen. Hillary Clinton and Sen. Barack Obama voted to filibuster a Republican effort to roll back Fannie and Freddie. But on top of all this, while Clinton was propping up Fannie and Freddie, she was taking contributions from their foundations, as a Washington Times report concluded.  "Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae's political action committee and individuals linked to the companies donated $75,500 to Mrs. Clinton's senatorial campaign," according to the Washington Times. "Freddie Mac also gave the Clinton Foundation a $50,000 to $100,000 donation."  To be clear, there was plenty of blame to go around among both political parties and the horde of housing lobbyists who helped set up this real estate house of cards.



In a recent debate between the Republican candidates for U.S. Senate in Colorado, the moderator asked conservative Darryl Glenn (R-CO) how he would work across party lines to find compromise in Washington.  "I think your question exemplifies what’s wrong with America and the frustration out there. You don't get it," Glenn said.  "It’s not about reaching across the aisle. You need a leader to stand up there and represent the values of this country."  It's great to see someone push back on this notion that Republicans are always supposed to compromise with Democrats while the Democrats steamroll us with their liberal agenda.  This view, which is held by the GOP leadership in the Senate today, has given us massive bailouts, uncontrolled spending, and over $19 trillion in debt.



Charles Wade, who actually spoke at the U.N. back in 2014 on the subject of police brutality, was arrested and charged with horrific acts regarding a 17 year-old female acquaintance.  “Online records show that Charles Wade, 33, was arrested on April 25 in Maryland. He was held on seven counts relating to human trafficking and prostitution.



Take the case of a 26-year-old Afghan man who last Thursday was sentenced to 30 months in prison for raping a 20-year-old woman who had let him live in her apartment. The sentence was given by the court in Cologne, Germany, reports Kölner Rundschau.  The migrant came to Germany two years ago, the local news outlet reports, and the contact with the woman came through the group “Refugees Welcome,” or “Flüchtlinge Wilkommen.”  The attack occurred Oct. 25, 2015, when the Afghan rapist sneaked into the 20-year-old woman’s room while she was sleeping.  The story sounds eerily similar to another out of Sweden earlier this month. A mother there, working with a welcoming group, decided to open her home to a male refugee from Eritrea. She made her daughter leave her room so she could offer the child’s room to the migrant. That migrant then decided to sexually assault her 10-year-old daughter, the Daily Caller reported.  In fact, Muslim migrants raping those trying to help them is not that unusual.  A 24-year-old spokeswoman for the socialist “Linksjugend Solid” (“Left Youth Solid”), identified only as “Selin G.” was attacked and gang-raped in a parking lot in February.  A Norwegian man who is an activist in support of the anti-racist “Welcoming” cause was anally raped earlier this year by a Somali migrant and expressed guilt and remorse that the rapist had been deported back to Somalia. This reflects and manifests very much the whole narrative of fellow travelers, of leftists and communists, who are very willing to sacrifice others including themselves on the altar of utopian ideals,” Glazov said.   More than 500 German women were sexually assaulted on New Year’s Eve in Cologne and several other cities across Germany.



Now, one can have sympathy for the transgendered -- I certainly do -- while simultaneously holding to the scientific fact that boys do not menstruate. This is a fact far more settled than the very best climate science. facts do not cease to be facts  Many liberals believe that "denying" climate “science” should be a criminal offense while also believing that denying biological science is a moral obligation.



today DDT could be used differently in order to stop the spread of this deadly disease, if the EPA was only willingly to prioritize human life.  In a Jan 2016 National Review article aptly titled “Will the EPA Cause a Zika Pandemic?” author Robert Zubrin explains “a cure for Zika is not known, and it could take decades to find one. Zika is spread by mosquitoes, which can be exterminated by pesticides. The most effective pesticide is DDT.”  The science backs up this method as well, while DDT spread over our food supply risked harmful effects, evidence suggests using it in small quantities in homes and mosquito prone areas can both discontinue the spread of the disease while mitigating environmental damage.  This was true when DDT was proposed to end malaria as well, it was proved DDT worked as a repellant to over 80 percent of mosquitoes entering homes, but the EPA blocked its use then too. While the EPA plays with politics and perception, they are allowing humans to die


Collectively, the now 13 failed co-ops received more than $1.3 billion in loans and enrolled more than 730,000 consumers across the 14 states they served. Those consumers were forced to pick new plans on the exchanges.



Later in life, I started playing tennis, and I became quite passionate about it. But most of the people I played against had started playing years earlier, and most had taken lessons for years. I got better, but given my competitors' head start, the gap remained.
Financial planners advise clients to start early and stick to some sort of game plan. Is there any wonder that those who do so will have more net worth than those who started later, or who lacked the discipline to follow and stick to a plan? How is government supposed to address these "unequal" outcomes?  Most entrepreneurs experience failure before hitting on an idea, concept or business that makes money. Even then, it takes 20 to 30 years of long hours and sacrifice, along with occasional self-doubt and a dollop of luck, to become a multimillionaire. 
In the real world, two individuals, living next door to each other, make different choices about education, careers, spouses, where to live, and if and how to invest. Even if they make exactly the same income, one might live below his or her means, prudently saving money, while the other might choose to regularly buy new cars and fancy clothes and go on expensive vacations. Is there any question that the first person will end up with a higher net worth than the latter? Is their "inequality" something that government should address?  Communism, collectivism and socialism rest on the same premise -- that government possesses the kindness, aptitude, judgment and ability to take from some and give to others to achieve "equality." Karl Marx wrote, "From each according to his ability, to each according to his needs." And that's the problem. The statement implicitly acknowledges that some have more aptitude, drive, energy and ability than others. To take from some and give to others reduces the initiative of both the giver and the givee.  This is the fundamental flaw with income redistribution, the very foundation of communism, socialism and collectivism.



Yes, slaves from Virginia and Maryland, two solidly Democratic states at the time (Maryland remains so), I might add, were used to complete the building of the White House, when paid laborers were in short supply.  America was short on labor in 1792. There was an effort to import European laborers to complete the project, but that effort fell short. So slaves were used.

I might note there was no Republican Party at the time.  Abraham Lincoln was the first Republican president some 68 years later. He ran on an anti-slavery platform and won. It was Republicans who freed the slaves.  For another 100 years, however, it was the Democratic Party – Barack and Michelle Obama’s party – that fought integration and civil-rights legislation. The Republican Party championed it.  The Ku Klux Klan was the armed militia of the Democratic Party – lynching almost as many white Republicans as they did innocent blacks after the War Between the States, in which more Americans died than any other war in which Americans (white and black) have fought.  Do we really need another slavery lecture from Michelle Obama – a woman raised in privilege from birth and who has lived like a queen for the last eight years at the expense of white and black Americans?


The D.C. commissioners, charged by Congress with building the new city under the direction of the president, initially planned to import workers from Europe to meet their labor needs. However, response to recruitment was dismal and soon they turned to African American—enslaved and free—to provide the bulk of labor that built the White House, the United States Capitol, and other early government buildings. Stonemason Collen Williamson trained enslaved people on the spot at the government's quarry at Aquia, Virginia. Enslaved people quarried and cut the rough stone that was later dressed and laid by Scottish masons to erect the walls of the President's House. The slaves joined a work force that included local white laborers and artisans from Maryland and Virginia, as well as immigrants from Ireland, Scotland, and other European nations.



Oddly enough, he never mentioned the numerous warnings the United States gave before the attack, nor was the fact that it was the Japanese themselves (not the evil Americans) who militarized the city’s rail, air and port facilities. Oh… and Obama managed to forget that 43,000 Japanese troops were stationed at Hiroshima.  What was the function in life for those 43,000 Sons of Nippon? To kill every American, British or Commonwealth soldier, sailor, airman and Marine if and when the Allies invaded the Home Islands.   Here’s my gripe: When will Emperor Akihito or Prime Minister Abe apologize for the murder of my cousin? But first, allow me to say I’ll at least for the moment put aside the sneak attack on Pearl Harbor, the Rape of Nanking, and the Manila Massacre. I promise I won’t even bring up the fact that my mother, her entire immediate family, and thousands of other Chamorros were imprisoned at the Manenggon Concentration Camp on Guam (and yes, Americans were put to death at Manenggon for high crimes such as starting a cooking fire without permission.)


Hiroshima was a tragedy but so were all the lives lost in the preceding years of conflict.  Visiting the National World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C., is a sobering experience. The cascade of gold stars adorning the walls are a heart-rending depiction of the 400,000 American service members who died in both the Pacific and European theaters of war.

Each of the 4,048 stars represents 100 American deaths—sons, fathers, and brothers who never came home. Imagine the human tragedy if the number of gold stars were doubled, which would result from a full-scale Allied invasion of Japan.

Nor does Obama mention the millions of Japanese lives spared by the events at Hiroshima and Nagasaki. In his memoir, President Harry Truman wrote that after Japan rejected another plea for surrender, he had no qualms about his decision to drop the bombs “if millions of lives could be saved … I meant both American and Japanese lives.”  Emperor Hirohito announced to his subjects that he based his decision to end the war on the “new and most cruel bomb … Should we continue to fight, it would … result in an ultimate collapse and obliteration of the Japanese nation.” In addition, there are estimates that 100,000 to 250,000 non-combatants in occupied Asia would have died for every month that the war was extended.  Hiroshima reflects the tragedy not just of a weapon of war, but of aggressive regimes and the wars they impose. Rather than a utopian quest to eliminate nuclear arms, he should have called on nations to band together against the despots who still threaten to impose their will over weaker neighbors.  As Americans prepare to enjoy the Memorial Day holiday, we should reflect on the meaning of the day.

We honor the brave men and women of the U.S. military who for centuries have fought and made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom for ourselves and others overseas subjugated to despots. Many of those did so during the four years brought on by the attack on Pearl Harbor.


Somewhere between 50 million and 80 million people had died in the war in total and the entire world was numbed by the sheer magnitude of the human catastrophe. It was not surprising, therefore, that most people rejoiced at the end of the war, and saw the deaths in Hiroshima and Nagasaki as a small price to pay.  About 100,000 people died in the firebombing of Tokyo in the summer of 1945, but that was conducted over several days and didn’t involve atomic bombs. Somehow, a single bomb dropped from a single plane was more terrifying than thousands of bombs dropped from thousands of planes – even though both resulted in approximately an equal number of deaths. In other words, the near instant death of tens of thousands is seen as more worthy of condemnation than the slow slaughter of millions over several years of war.  The battle of Okinawa, at which the kamikaze strategy was introduced, was an attempt to create that victory. The Japanese leadership saw a battle on Kyushu in Japan, where the Japanese expected a landing and where a landing was planned, as another opportunity to inflict that defeat.  The Japanese were not yet stripped of either air power or ground forces. In Okinawa, they had demonstrated the effectiveness of kamikaze, and on Kyushu they intended to inflict massive casualties to induce the Americans to negotiate. Given that they were defending their homeland against occupation, this was not an irrational hope, and contrary to myth, the Japanese were not yet without the capabilities needed. It is true that submarine warfare had cut the line of supply but there was still enough military strength in Japan for this final battle. Recall that Tokyo was decimated and this did not induce a Japanese surrender.  In all Japanese offensives in China, the number of Chinese deaths were horrendous due to Japanese warfighting doctrine. China lost approximately 14 million in the war against Japan.  I am not arguing that China was uppermost in the minds of American planners, but the urgency of the Americans was felt many times over in China. Around 140,000 Japanese may have died at Hiroshima, but at least the equivalent in Chinese lives were saved as a result. It must also be remembered that Hiroshima did not by itself compel the Japanese to surrender. Even after the bomb was dropped, Japanese military leaders were unwilling to surrender.  Nonetheless, Hiroshima showed Japan that the U.S. could use nuclear weapons, but Nagasaki opened the door to the possibility of total annihilation. And that’s why it took Nagasaki for the emperor to agree to surrender.  If the United States had invaded, the Japanese plan was to carry out a battle many times worse than Okinawa.


August 6, 1945, aboard the USS Augusta in the mid-Atlantic, President Harry Truman announcing the US dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima, Japan.  TRUMAN: A short time ago, an American airplane dropped one bomb on Hiroshima and destroyed its usefulness to the enemy. That bomb has more power than 20,000 tons of TNT. The Japanese began the war from the air in Pearl Harbor. They have been repaid many fold. It is an atomic bomb. It is a harnessing of the basic power of the universe. The force from which the sun draws its power, has been loosed against those who brought war to the Far East.  Here's more from Harry Truman, again, same situation, August 6, 1944, on board the USS Augusta in the mid-Atlantic.  TRUMAN: We are now prepared to destroy more rapidly and completely every productive enterprise the Japanese have in any city. We shall destroy their docks, their factories, and their communications. Let there be no mistake. We shall completely destroy Japan's power to make war. It was to spare the Japanese people from utter destruction that the ultimatum of July the 26 was issued at Potsdam. Their leaders promptly rejected that ultimatum. If they do not now accept our terms, they may expect a rain of ruin from the air the like of which has never been seen on this earth.  TRUMAN: We have spent more than $2 billion on the greatest scientific gamble in history, and we have won. But the greatest marvel is not the size of the enterprise, its secrecy, or its cost, but the achievement of scientific brains in making it work. What has been done is the greatest achievement of organized science in history.  RUSH: He's talking about the nuclear weapon there.  RUSH: Hiroshima was a military target, by the way, not just civilian. The Japanese 5th Division, 2nd Army headquarters were there. But it was Nagasaki the second bomb that made them surrender, and it was only because the emperor overruled his military. They didn't want to surrender even after the second bomb, the military of Japan.  Hiroshima was a military target. It was the home of the Japanese 2nd Army, which commanded the defense of all of Southern Japan, which is where we were going to invade. It was also, Hiroshima was, a major communications center, major storage area, and the assembly point for troops disembarking. So it was a very high value military target as well.  And we were prepared to invade. And it was well known -- well, it was forecast by American military people that such an invasion by air, by sea would result in an unspeakable number of American deaths, and it was not assured that we would emerge victorious from it. That's when Truman said to hell with that. And he really did talk that way, to hell with that, and made the decision to drop the two bombs.  So, it was as much as anything to destroy military targets, storage areas, staging areas, command centers, command-and-control centers. It was also to protect the lives of American military personnel. We only had two bombs. After the first bomb at Hiroshima, the Japanese did not surrender. Nagasaki came a short time later, precisely because the Japanese did not surrender after Hiroshima. If Nagasaki had not convinced them, we would have had to invade, and, as it was, the Japanese military did not want to surrender.


My uncle never regretted dropping the atomic bomb because his action brought peace.  Maj. Thomas Ferebee, right, and the Enola Gay crew in 1945. Millions of Americans have a personal or family connection to World War II. One is Salon columnist Camille Paglia, who in answering a letter from a reader in her April 21 column, mentioned her father’s service during the war, explaining how he and his Army unit, which was slated for an invasion of Japan, were “spared from certain decimation by the two atomic bombs and Japan’s surrender.”  Paglia’s father was among many thousands spared because of President Truman’s decision to launch a nuclear strike against Imperial Japan. His order to attack Hiroshima on Aug. 6, 1945, was carried out in no small part by my uncle, Maj. Tom Ferebee. He was the bombardier aboard the Enola Gay, the B-29 that dropped the first atomic bomb, and that in doing so, ushered in the nuclear age.   For months before the bombing, the War Department had been preparing for an invasion of Japan, the planning for which included casualty figures.  The Joint Chiefs of Staff estimated as many as 134,556 dead and missing Americans. A study for the office of War Secretary Henry Stimson put the figure at 400,000 to 800,000 dead GIs, with Japanese fatalities reckoned between 5 million to 10 million military personnel and civilians. In addition to combat casualties, the more than 27,000 American POWs held by Japan were subject to immediate execution should the U.S. invade.  The nuclear attack on Hiroshima was terrible. All warfare is. The power unleashed by the splitting of the atom was monumental. But tragic as the bombing of Hiroshima was, it was also necessary. The alternative to Hiroshima would have been one of the bloodiest, if not the bloodiest, slaughter in human history.


The two most common categories of responses to the moral illiterates who wail and rend their hemp-fiber garments over Fat Man and Little Boy are factual and anecdotal. The factual response is a simple cost-benefit analysis. If we invaded Japan to compel the Empire’s surrender – and the stories that Japan was on the verge of surrendering are the result of either raw ignorance or conscious lying – several million Japanese would have died. More importantly, hundreds of thousands of American and allied servicemen would have been killed or wounded.  Yeah, you read it right. American lives are more important than those of our enemies. Infinitely more important. One dead GI or a hundred dead Japanese in 1945? Easy. Save the U.S. soldier. I wouldn’t even break a sweat making that call. Neither did President Truman, back when Democratic presidents sided with America.  Do NOT confuse morality with mere feelings, as in “I feel that dropping the A-bombs was wrong.” Yeah, like their feelings are facts instead of the moral whims of pampered coastal elitists protected and safe because of the exertions of better men.  “Remember Pearl Harbor.”


Obama is visiting Hiroshima this week, the site of the August 6, 1945, dropping of the atomic bomb that helped end World War II in the Pacific Theater. But strangely, he has so far announced no plans to visit Pearl Harbor on the anniversary of the attack.  The U.S. also had lost military deterrence. The Japanese had watched carefully as America did little to help its two closest allies: France and Great Britain. The former was easily overrun by the Nazis, the latter bombed unmercifully.  While the United States had belatedly built up its fleet and started rearming by 1941, its military was still woefully ill-equipped to fight a two-front global war. The road to Hiroshima and the massive loss of life in the Pacific was paved by unprovoked Japanese aggression at Pearl Harbor.



When Vietnam veterans came home, they were often vilified. They were spat upon. They were called “baby killers.” They were shunned. They were not thanked, but treated badly. And all they did was go and serve when their country called them.

About 20 years ago, I interviewed a Christian journalist and counselor, Uwe Siemon-Netto, who was originally from Germany.

He told me, “Our soldiers fought valiantly, despite severe criticism—58,000 Americans were killed, 500,000 were wounded, and more than 700 were taken in as prisoners of war. And they were fighting an enemy whose policy included inhumane tactics, an enemy that devalued human life. Although there were some American atrocities during Vietnam, they were contrary to U.S. policy  He said, “the North Vietnamese, the Viet Cong—Viet Cong means Vietnamese Communist troops—went into hamlets and villages and slaughtered people, civilians, including children, on a daily basis.”  One man who recognizes that debt grew up in Vietnam. He spoke at a recent Memorial Day celebration in Fort Lauderdale, where I had the privilege to open and close in prayer. His name is Dr. Du Hua.  Hua was born in Vietnam. He wrote a book called, The Escapes and My Journey to Freedom. It chronicles his repeated attempts to escape, after the Viet Cong took over and turned Vietnam into a living hell. On his eleventh try, he succeeded. Providentially, his ship was intercepted by a German ship.  After a while in a refugee camp, Hua was eventually able to come to our country and experience “the life of freedom and dignity in America from the hell of the evil Communists.”  “He called the American military his people’s angels. He saw freedom right in front of him in those soldiers. He saw evil in socialism and communism all around him….[He became] one of those Vietnamese boat people we read about so long ago that made it to the US.”



In 1892, Homer Plessy, a black man, was ordered to give up his seat on a train in New Orleans to a white man as prescribed by Louisiana state law. Plessy was arrested. He believed that the state law was unconstitutional and violation of the Fourteenth Amendment, so he fought his arrest.  After 4 years of legal fighting, the case of Plessy v. Ferguson made it to the US Supreme Court. In an 8-1 decision, the high court ruled against Plessy, officially endorsing racial segregation. On this day, May 17, 1954, the US Supreme Court issued its historic ruling in the Brown v. Board of Education case. In a unanimous 9-0 vote, the high court declared that the ‘separate but equal’ doctrine and Jim Crow laws were indeed a violation of the Fourteenth Amendment.



The first female candidate ever to run for Commander in Chief was Victoria Woodhull, under the banner of the Equal Rights Party. She was nominated at the parties' 1872 convention before women even had rights to vote. Woodhull's platform was edgy for her time too: regulation of monopolies, eight-hour workdays, direct taxation, an end to the death penalty and welfare for the poor.  A woman before her time, she was the first to do many things: she and her sister were the first female brokers on Wall Street under Woodhull, Claflin & Co., and she was also the first woman to address a congressional committee. She shook the foundations of this country's political system, with its Men only mentality and put the women's suffrage movement in the forefront.

Other women although not clinching the nomination had very successful campaigns. In 1964 Margaret Chase Smith ran under the Republican Party, received primary votes in Illinois, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, and Texas, just to name a few. Her name was put in for nomination for the presidency at the Republican National Convention in 1964. After only receiving the support of 27 delegates, and losing to Senator Barry Goldwater, she removed herself, after the first ballot.



Although the Great Depression was a catalyst for the creation of the Social Security program, the idea of social insurance predated the committee's work and the Depression. As early as the 1880s, Germany had built a social insurance program (one requiring contributions from workers) that provided for sickness, maternity, and old-age benefits.1 Some authors have linked Germany's early adoption of social insurance programs to its rapid industrialization in the latter half of the 19th century (Schottland 1963, 15; Schieber and Shoven 1999, 17). A significant period of industrialization and urbanization also preceded the advent of social insurance programs in the United States. In 1880, the populations of farm and nonfarm workers were about equally balanced, but by 1930, workers in farm occupations accounted for only 21 percent of the workforce (Census Bureau 1956, 195).  As the nation industrialized, increasing numbers of Americans depended on wage income (and less on family-based structures typical of a farm economy).  the real roots of the Social Security Act were in the Great Depression of 1929. Nothing else would have bumped the American people into a social security system except something so shocking, so terrifying, as that depression (Perkins 1962).  Because payroll taxes on the employee, under the 1935 Act, were not scheduled to rise above 3 percent of wages, the provision guaranteed that all workers in covered employment (or their estates) would, at minimum, have their payroll taxes refunded to them.  The shift in benefits to early participants, when coupled with delays in tax increases, prevented the buildup of a large reserve fund, which was a key goal of some policymakers. In fact, the Advisory Council on Social Security of 1938, whose work led to the 1939 amendments, was created in 1937 at the suggestion of Senator Arthur Vandenberg (R-MI). Vandenberg had a number of concerns regarding the large reserve funds that were being built up as a result of the original Social Security Act, one of which was that the government would not truly "save" the reserves but rather use them to finance spending on other federal initiatives.  The paradox of the 1940s is that the robust economy led to a substantial buildup of reserves (even at the 2 percent combined payroll tax rate) but that proponents of the reserve approach to financing lost the political argument over tax increases. As a result, debates about reserve funding died down until the amendments of 1977 and 1983, and the Social Security program operated for many years as if it were approximately following a pay-as-you-go, or pay-go, approach to funding benefits.7  The surpluses are invested in (and the trust fund holds) special-issue Treasury bonds. Echoing some of the debate in the early years of the program, considerable discussion has centered on whether the government truly saves the current Social Security surpluses.  If, on the other hand, Congress reacts to the presence of the surpluses by spending more or taxing less than it would otherwise do, the surpluses do not reduce public borrowing and are not truly saved.  The last major amendments to the Social Security Act occurred in 1983.17 The amendments of 1983 are unusual in one sense: they were necessitated by severe short-term financial problems, but they have resulted in the long-run buildup of a large trust fund that will be drawn down as the baby boomers retire.



On May 28, 1754, 22-year-old British Lieutenant Colonel by the name of George Washington, attacked a French and Indian scouting party in southwestern Pennsylvania, igniting the French and Indian War. The war between Great Britain and France lasted until 1763 and cost the British government millions of pounds, throwing them into severe debt.  In 1764, British Parliament passed the Sugar Act and Currency Act in a desperate effort to raise revenue to pay off their heavy debt. All sugar and related products including molasses and rum were taxed. Under the Currency Act, the colonies were barred from printing their own paper money. The British kept a tight control on all gold and silver in the colonies and with the Currency Act in effect, many colonists turned to bartering.  On March 22, 1765, the British Parliament enacted the Stamp Act in an attempt to extract enough tax money from the American colonies to help alleviate some of the heavy debt incurred during the French and Indian War. The Stamp Act was also part of King George III’s plan to enforce British rule over the colonies, but it ignited numerous protests in the colonies, especially in Boston.  On March 24, 1765, just two days after passing the Stamp Act, Parliament passed the Quartering Act. It was costing the British government a lot of money to maintain troops in the colonies and since they were already in heavy debt, they decided to force the colonists to quarter (provide room and board) for British troops. This was also met with protests from the colonists.  In October 1765, under heavy protests from the colonies, Parliament repealed the Stamp Act, but still needed a way to pay off their debts.  In 1767, Parliament passed the Townsend Revenue Acts, forcing colonists to pay taxes on paint, paper, oil, lead, glass and tea. Once again the colonists protested and boycotted the British goods that required them to pay a tax. By 1770, all aspects of the Townsend Revenue Acts were repealed except for the tax on tea.  On March 5, 1770, tension over British rule and unfair taxation led to violence in Boston, known as the Boston Massacre.



Musk’s idea with hyperloop was to send floating transportation pods through depressurized tubes at speeds of up to 760 mph. At that speed, a trip from San Diego to San Francisco would take a little more than 30 minutes.  Development on Musk’s idea is now moving at hyper speed. Hyperloop One’s test, for example, came just 16 months after that company was founded. Company executives say they will be able to ship goods on its system in three years, and carry passengers by 2021.  But since enthusiastic private investors are staking their own money on the outcome, it’s far less likely to become a massive boondoggle than a taxpayer-funded railroad. Plus, if hyperloop doesn’t pan out, taxpayers won’t be left holding the bill.  The private sector can always get things done better, faster, with more innovation and flexibility, and at lower costs than bureaucrats and politicians.



A fascinating text for him was Jeremiah 10:11, an Aramaic verse sandwiched between Hebrew passages: “Thus shall you say to them: ‘The gods who did not make the heavens and the earth shall perish from the earth and from under the heavens.’”

Murray says that it struck him that “this is exactly what has happened; all of the ‘gods’ of that time have indeed literally vanished. We dig them up from the earth.    

                “However, secular archaeologists themselves have found evidence of the land of Goshen—the region of Faqus (Gk. Phacusa, the name in Ptolemaic times, traces back to the Egyptian Pa Kesem, with the ‘m’ later dropping off; the Septuagint calls the land of the sojourn Gesem, not Goshen.) There is a strong local tradition linking this area to Goshen. Helena, the mother of the Roman emperor Constantine, in the 4th Century AD, asking about the land of Goshen, was pointed to this area. Austrian archaeologist Manfred Bietak, excavating there in the mid-1980s, found evidence of Semitic occupation—including homes with artefacts and animals of Canaanite origin, not found elsewhere in Egypt, plus the way in which they buried their dead. Because of the faulty chronology, he does not associate those settlements with Israel and Egypt (‘too early’). Bietak also concluded that these Semites had participated in the building of a significant nearby Egyptian metropolis.” The Bible does not say the Hebrews built pyramids; as Murray teaches his history students, “Hollywood is not in the business of teaching true history.”



Whenever a stem cell company, particularly one dealing with controversial tissues such as embyronic and fetal, announces CURES! CURES! CURES! the media goes into full hype mode -- unless it is an adult stem cell company, in which case bona fide successes are often ignored.  Then, when the controversial trial crashes and burns, the story is reported mildly as a business story of falling stock.  This just happened with StemCells Inc., which received much excited fanfare for supposedly using fetal stem cells to treat paralysis.  Oops. From the Reuters story:  Notice the story omits the part about using fetal cells, instead reporting gobbledygook, "developed from tissues." That follows the usual media pattern: Tout if a seeming success, omit if a failure.  Remember this history the next time the media waxes ecstatic over an embryonic or fetal stem cell story.



Those with questions about faith have flocked to his original video, which asks, “Is God a mathematician?” “I have concluded that we are in a world made by rules created by an intelligence,” he said on the site. “Believe me, everything that we call chance today won’t make sense anymore. To me it is clear that we exist in a plan which is governed by rules that were created, shaped by a universal intelligence and not by chance.”  In his original video, he describes the interaction of math and physics over the years, the study of which has resulted in “string theory”



Dr. James Tour is a professor of chemistry, computer science, and materials science and nanoengineering at Rice University. He has written over 590 research publications and over 100 patents, and he is the recipient of numerous scientific awards.

As previously reported, Tour has spoken and written extensively about current limitations in various scientific fields. Even the theory of evolution, which has been largely embraced by the secular scientific community, fails to account for the complexity of life, Tour says.  In his most recent paper, a 12,000-word essay titled “Animadversions of a Synthetic Chemist,” Tour tackles a question that has puzzled scientists for centuries: Where did life come from? The essay was published in the most recent edition of Inference: International Review of Science.  “Life requires carbohydrates, nucleic acids, lipids, and proteins,” Tour wrote in his essay’s opening lines. “What is the chemistry behind their origin?



if science is your basis for not believing in God, understanding the implications of this single experiment might cause you to reconsider just how “knowable” the rules of the universe really are.  If you have a few minutes, check out the two videos below (or, at least one of them) for a clear understanding of the double-slit experiment.



Evolutionary geologists have two big problems with Earth’s magnetic field: (1) explaining its origin and (2) explaining its longevity.  For more information about the magnetic field problem, see “What You’re Not Being Told About Earth’s Magnetic Field” (4/17/15) and “Earth’s Geodynamo: An Energy Crisis” (1/25/16). - See more at: http://crev.info/2016/06/bluffing/#sthash.9edpqQRI.dpuf



In the years to follow, a few people occasionally recalled the legendary Lost Squadron of 1942, but it was only in 1980 that anyone thought of a salvage mission. U.S. airplane dealer Patrick Epps told his friend, architect Richard Taylor, that the planes would be like new. “All we’d have to do is shovel the snow off the wings, fill them with gas, crank them up and fly them off into the sunset. Nothing to it.”  It took the two of them many years, much money and several failed expeditions before the first real clue came. Using a sophisticated form of radar with the help of an Icelandic geophysicist, they located eight large shapes beneath the ice in 1988.  As a small, makeshift steam probe began to melt a hole in the ice, expedition members watched dumbstruck as more and more extensions were added to the hose, some 75 m (250 ft) before reaching the first airplane!  None of the discoverers thought that the planes could possibly be buried under more than a light cover of snow and ice. And why would they? After all, the impression the general public has is that the build-up of glacial ice takes very long time periods—thousands of years for just a few metres (see ‘deep freeze salamanders’).  It is the same sort of conditioning which makes many people instinctively think in terms of millions of years for coral reef growth, for stalactites to form, and so on. This is despite ample demonstrations that these things do not need vast time periods.3,4,5  Epps and Taylor realised that it would be impossible to dig or blast through this astonishing depth of solid ice, which had built up in less than 50 years. They returned in 1990 with a low-tech implement called a super gopher.  Evolutionists and other long-agers often say that ‘the present is the key to the past’. In that case, the 3000-m-long ice core [brought up by the joint European Greenland Ice-core Project (GRIP) in Greenland in 1990–1992] would only represent some 2,000 years of accumulation. Allowing of course for compression of lower layers, (which is also offset by the inevitable aftermath of a global Flood, namely much greater precipitation and snowfall for a few centuries6) there is ample time in the 4,000 or so years since Noah’s day for the existing amounts of ice to have built up—even under today’s generally non-catastrophic conditions.



A new analysis of human mitochondrial DNA exposes two new evidences that validate the biblical beginnings of mankind.

Mitochondrial DNA comes from mothers. Mother egg cells transmit their mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) into the cellular mitochondria of every child born. Bible-believing molecular biologist Dr. Nathaniel Jeanson downloaded publically available human mitochondrial genome sequence data to do exactly that. Publishing inAnswers Research Journal, his results show that the number of today’s mtDNA differences exactly matches the number predicted by the Bible’s 6,000 years of human history.1 Mitochondrial DNA from around the world shows no trace of the 200,000 or so years’ worth of mutations that the evolution model predicts.  The center of the diagram shows three main trunks. Each reflects a specific mtDNA sequence with only a handful of differences from the other two.  Could these three trunks represent the unique mtDNA from the wives of Shem, Ham, and Japheth?



In the cartoon depictions of cells we often see, the nucleus looks about as complicated as a balloon. It’s drawn as a thin membrane bubble surrounding the chromosomes. The balloon pops when the cell divides, then the cell blows new balloons around each daughter cell’s DNA. What could be simpler?  Authors in Current Biology give a reality check by describing in detail the structure of the nuclear membrane. It’s mind-boggling how sophisticated it is — and they don’t even get into the most mind-boggling part: the nuclear pore complexes that let cargo in and out. (At the risk of redlining the boggle-meter, we’ll save that subject for another time.)  In their “Quick Guide to Lamins,” Wei Xie and Brian Burke introduce us to the complexities of the critically important proteins that make up the nuclear membrane.



From The Economist story:

Human intelligence is a biological mystery. Evolution is usually a stingy process, giving animals just what they need to thrive in their niche and no more. But humans stand out. Not only are they much cleverer than their closest living relatives, the chimpanzees, they are also much cleverer than seems strictly necessary.



Repetitious “words” in DNA represent more than half of the human genome’s three billion nucleotides.  Now it appears nothing could be further from the truth since these repetitive words are linked with pervasive biochemical function.1



With the onset of the Civil War in 1861, Congress no longer was faced with the objections of southern members of Congress so they moved forward with a homestead act.  On February 28, 1862, the House of Representatives voted 107 to 16 in favor the Homestead Act.  On May 6, 1862, the Senate voted 33 to 7 in favor of the Homestead Act.  On this day, May 20, 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the Homestead Act into law.  The newly passed Homestead Act opened up millions of acres in the western United States. Any US citizen 21-years-old or older could pay a $10 filing fee to claim a homestead of 160 acres (1/2 mile by 1/2 mile). If they lived on the property for five years, they would own the land free and clear and be eligible to obtain more land to add to it.







Trump describes his negotiating skills in his 1986 book “The Art of the Deal.” When he was building his Atlantic City casino, he recalls telling his construction crew to “round up every bulldozer and dump truck” to create the “the most active construction site the history of the world” to coincide with a site visit by the board of directors of Holiday Inn.  Trump’s deception was designed to impress the directors he was making terrific progress on his casino. This burst of construction activity, Trump hoped, would persuade the board to invest. The subterfuge worked, the deal closed, and the rest is Chapter 11 history.  But the best negotiators are able to credibly threaten to walk away from an offer they don’t like. The historical record of American protectionism is one of chronically declining domestic industries, higher consumer prices and destroyed jobs.  Today’s protection raises domestic sugar prices about 60% above the world price. A recent Iowa State study estimates that higher sugar prices cost American consumers around $3 billion a year. The U.S. Commerce Department estimates that three jobs are lost in the candy industry alone for every sugar job that is “saved” by protection.  It is in our interest to elect a candidate who will work with other countries to reduce trade barriers and production subsidies in order to expand global opportunities and economic freedom.  It’s not in our interest to elect a candidate who uses smoke and mirrors to deceive others, or who will negotiate using threats that we will not credibly execute.


Trump Aide to RNC Elites: Don't Worry, This is All an Act.. He's falling father behind, not gaining on her, which is one of the reasons his 'Reagan 1980' fairy tale comparison fails.


It's almost impossible to know where he stands on any issue: Trump is like a used car salesman who's quitting his job tomorrow and will tell you anything you want to get you to sign on the dotted line. You want a Muslim ban? Trump will provide it. How? No idea. Do you like Planned Parenthood? Good, Trump thinks they do great work. Oh, you hate Planned Parenthood? Well, he’s going to cut off their funding because they’re bad. His signature issue is illegal immigration and yet, three years ago, he had the exact opposite position that he does today. Which position represents how he really feels? Who knows?


Does Trump have conservative principles? Does he have any principles at all, other than promoting Donald Trump? A smorgasbord of political positions -- none of them indicating any serious thought about complicated issues -- is not a principle.  Haven't we seen this movie before? Wasn't Barack Obama going to heal the racial divide, end the partisan bickering in Washington, have the most transparent administration ever, lower the cost of health care and let you keep your own doctor?  There was absolutely nothing in Obama's track record that should have led anyone to think that he would even try to do any of the things he declared he was going to do. But why spoil a great vision, and soaring rhetoric, by checking track records?

It was bad enough for the voters to make the colossal mistake of being taken in by appearances and ignoring realities. But to repeat that very same mistake with Trump, immediately after the Obama administration, is truly staggering. How many pied pipers are we going to follow off to parts unknown?


Trump: On Second Thought, I Can't Eliminate National Debt in Eight Years


Trump presumes that the president has autocratic authority to impose taxes on imports to punish specific private enterprises and thereby help their competitors. Yet such selective, punitive tariffs would clearly violate the equal protection component of the Fifth Amendment’s Due Process Clause and would probably also be constitutionally prohibited as a bill of attainder (Article I, Section 9).  Trump’s proposal to misuse presidential power to punish disfavored U.S. companies is particularly glaring in the case of Ford.   Why does Trump single out Ford for criticism and punishment?  General Motors plans to invest $5 billion in Mexico — twice as much as Ford — yet Trump is silent about GM.  Why does Trump focus trade warfare plans on Mexico, never Europe?

Trump says, “I don’t mind trade wars when we’re losing $58 billion a year,” referring to the trade deficit. But the U.S. ran a much larger deficit of $130 billion with the euro area in 2015 — including $74 billion with Germany alone.  Trump calls his vindictive plan a “tax,” pretending that it would hurt nobody but Ford and Mexico. But it would really be a 35% sales tax paid by U.S. consumers. The main effect of any tariff is to (1) raise the cost of production for U.S. companies using imported parts or materials, making U.S. industry less competitive, and (2) raise the cost of living for American consumers, making us all poorer.  The idea that forcing Americans to pay more for less could “save jobs” is economic nonsense.  Tariffs are all pain and no gain. And selective tariffs against specific companies would be imperious and blatantly unconstitutional.



Lewis Lehrman and John Mueller had a very interesting oped on exporters that use currency devaluation to boost exports, “Monetary reform or trade war,” and how Congress might deal with it in the future — without resorting to tariffs.

In it, Lehrman and Mueller call for G-20 economies including China to reach an international monetary accord on stable currency exchange rates “mutually convertible to gold at statutory fixed parities.” This, as the means of settling the current imbalances that plague the global economy — where central banks beggar thy neighbor with artificially low pegs to the U.S. dollar and/or stockpile dollar-denominated assets while selling their own currencies to weaken them.  These devaluations have the effect of making the offending countries’ exports cheaper, while making U.S. exports more expensive, garnering significant trade advantage. But, under the Lehrman-Mueller plan, that would all come to an end, as would the world’s current floating exchange rate system.  The authors tout the proposal, which excludes the use of tariffs out of hand, as “the least imperfect solution to avoid currency and trade wars.”   But proceeding with such a system unilaterally or with just a few nations without a backup plan would be ill-advised, because China might not cooperate out of the goodness of its heart. For such a plan to work, there would still appear to be a need for both an incentive to join and a disincentive against not.



Fair Share? 45% Of Americans Pay Zero Income Taxes:  The nonpartisan Tax Policy Center has some eye-opening statistics on its site that should silence the “tax fairness” debate, if the numbers were widely known.  For example, did you know that the richest 20% of households pay 88% of federal income taxes?  Or that this is up from 64.7% the year before Reagan took office?

Did you know that 45% of all households pay zero taxes? Or that most of these people actually get money back? Tax Policy Center data show that he poorest 20% of households have an effective tax rate of negative 7.5%, while the next poorest 20% face a rate of negative 1.3%.  Ah, the argument goes, but the rich have gotten all the income gains over the past 35 years, so of course their share of income taxes has gone up. The problem is that the share of income accounted by the top 20% has climbed just 7 percentage points since 1980, while their share of income taxes went up by more than 23 points.  The argument continues that these numbers don’t account for payroll and other taxes the poor pay. Yet even when you combine all of these, the average effective tax rate for the poorest among us is a mere 1.9%, while the rate for the wealthiest climbs to 23.4%, Tax Policy Center data show.  Nevertheless, Both Sanders and Hillary Clinton are determined to raise taxes sharply on the “rich” to pay for their massive increases in spending. But as is always the case with such tax hikes, it’s not just the rich who would end up paying more under their plans.  Sanders’ $15.3 trillion tax hike, for example, would boost taxes at every income level.



In a recent speech delivered to the National Center for Policy Analysis, retired Army Lieutenant General Michael Flynn stated that the Chinese have a Cyber Unit with a manning level of some 800,000. In contrast, our US CYBERCOM has between 10-15,000 manpower, and we all know that cyber is another area of this new battlefield.  But what we must never forget is that exact same innovative capacity and capability is being targeted, and threatens our national security


Terrorist victims’ families get nearly $2 billion in frozen Iranian assets, in a long-awaited Supreme Court ruling. For Tehran, with its $100 billion from Obama’s nuclear deal to fund more terror, it’s chump change.  The Supreme Court on Wednesday ruled that the approximately 1,300 family members of the 241 slaughtered in the 1983 Beirut U.S. Marine barracks attack, as well as the 1996 Khobar Towers bombing killing 19 U.S. military, plus other acts of terrorism sponsored by Iran, will receive compensation of $1.75 billion in bonds and interest owned by Iran’s Bank Markazi and held in a trust account controlled by a federal court.

It took long enough. And disgracefully a good number of those Marines’ loved ones died in the more than three decades since Beirut, without ever getting a penny of that money Iran owed them.  But there is something far more disgraceful: the fact that 60 times as much money, or possibly even a lot more than that, lands in the hands of the world’s foremost terrorism-sponsoring state thanks to President Obama’s nuclear deal. With the at least $100 billion in unfrozen assets, the ayatollah and his Islamofascist henchmen are being bribed in the dubious hope they’ll restrain their nuclear program to nonwarhead activities. But Tehran now can gain military dominance in the Muslim Middle East over friendly powers like Egypt and Saudi Arabia — and finance lots more terrorism by Hamas in Palestine and Hezbollah in Lebanon.  It adds insult to injustice that Iran’s $100 billion in compensation will ultimately produce more American widows and orphans like the ones who had to wait over 30 years for their $1.75 billion in compensation


The junior senator from Texas has emerged from a crowded field by dint of his fidelity to principles — limited, constitutional government, sound money, free markets, and a strong foreign policy — that couldn’t be at higher premium. They are the true New York Values.  Those are the true New York values, and Mr. Cruz has been the most faithful to them in the current campaign.



Candidates like Donald Trump, who made the mistake of supporting genderless bathrooms (a position the American College of Pediatricians calls "child abuse"), are facing so much backlash that they have no choice but to walk their positions back. As I tweeted yesterday, if you're afraid to defend the right to privacy and safety in bathrooms, how will you protect the borders?  Here's the bottom line: this isn't an "equality issue." It's a public safety issue.

If Target(Trump etc.) wants to cater to one half of one percent of the population, it shouldn't be surprised when it loses a whole lot more than one half of one percent of its profits(votes)!


The Rev. Franklin Graham slammed Donald Trump on his opposition to the North Carolina bathroom law, praising state officials for acting to "protect young girls, boys, and women from sexual predators and perverts."  "Men have no business using women’s bathrooms and locker rooms," Graham said Friday on Facebook.  "It's not up to us to decide our sex — God determines that," Graham added before ending with a portion of Genesis 5:2 from the Old Testament: "He created them male and female and blessed them."

Originally known as House Bill 2, the law came in response to a Charlotte City Council ordinance mandating that all public facilities should allow people to use the bathroom or locker room corresponding to their gender identity. The North Carolina statute overturned the rule, stating that public accommodation policy can only be established at the state level. It also said usage of bathrooms and other vulnerable areas in public schools and government buildings must be done according to the sex on a person’s birth certificate. It made no demands of businesses and allows them to adopt their own policies.   The issue got even more explosive on Thursday. When asked about the law on NBC’s “Today Show,” Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump surprised many by lining up in favor of the LGBT argument on the issue, suggesting “you leave it the way it is.”  Arguing that a person can never be wrong when doing the right thing, Forest said lawmakers and McCrory had to stop what Charlotte was implementing.  “They did something against the law, unconstitutional, opened up all women’s bathrooms, shower rooms, changing facilities to men, to anybody who wanted to walk in,” Forest said. “We had to protect women and children.”


This is simply an unaccountable agency and an activist court rewriting Title IX and remaking bathroom policy across our nation.  The Fourth Circuit Court ruled today against a Virginia school district that sought to accommodate a transgender student while also protecting the privacy rights of other students.


The laws of nature also remind us that we can change our appearance but we cannot change our DNA. Simply put, the difference between men and women is in their genes… In essence, Target’s policy puts the comfort of a minuscule few above the safety of the rest..down here in the real world where we need to lock our doors at night, it’s fair to say that sexual predators might find Target’s new policy a bit enticing.





“If you would know who controls you see who you may not criticize.” –Tacitus  Barack Hussein Obama the “First Gay President and his controllers appoint 225 radical lesbians, homosexuals, and transgender to governmental positions only to be used as a political battering ram to upend American sovereignty.  On May 10, 2010, Barrack Hussein Obama further assaults the American people by adding Elena Kagan, a woman who never judged a case a day in her life, to the Supreme Court.  Then, on September 20, 2011, the administration removes “Don’t Ask Don’t Tell” so that the United States military will have to accept sodomites to serve openly in the military.  Of course, this is only to weaken our defenses.  Throughout the current administration’s incumbency, the narrative, with the help of the CIA controlled media which now has a 6% approval rating, is to attack anyone and everyone that would speak out against the abominable and illegal acts of sodomites (Lev. 18:22;



Of course, Trump had no objection to "rigged" winner-take-all primary rules in states like South Carolina, Florida, and Arizona, where he nailed 100 percent of the delegates despite getting less than half the votes. Heading into Tuesday's election in New York, Trump had won just 37 percent of all the votes cast in Republican contests this year, while amassing 48 percent of the delegates.  The Framers took pains to disperse authority among multiple institutions, all of them answering to different classes, groups, and interests. They divided control among different branches of the federal government, while reserving other powers to the states. At every turn, they rejected the idea that winning the most votes settles every question. Thus, the Senate is "rigged" to give the least populous state as much power as the most populous, and it takes only 51 senators — sometimes just 41 — to block legislation that hundreds of members of Congress may support. Supermajorities are required to ratify treaties and override vetoes. And the Constitution cannot be amended without supermajorities in both Congress and the state legislatures.


The Federalist Paper No. 10:  Complaints are everywhere heard from our most considerate and virtuous citizens, equally the friends of public and private faith, and of public and personal liberty, that our governments are too unstable, that the public good is disregarded in the conflicts of rival parties, and that measures are too often decided, not according to the rules of justice and the rights of the minor party, but by the superior force of an interested and overbearing majority.  The diversity in the faculties of men, from which the rights of property originate, is not less an insuperable obstacle to a uniformity of interests. The protection of these faculties is the first object of government. From the protection of different and unequal faculties of acquiring property, the possession of different degrees and kinds of property immediately results; and from the influence of these on the sentiments and views of the respective proprietors, ensues a division of the society into different interests and parties.  But the most common and durable source of factions has been the various and unequal distribution of property.  Hence it is that such democracies have ever been spectacles of turbulence and contention; have ever been found incompatible with personal security or the rights of property; and have in general been as short in their lives as they have been violent in their deaths.   A republic, by which I mean a government in which the scheme of representation takes place, opens a different prospect, and promises the cure for which we are seeking. Let us examine the points in which it varies from pure democracy, and we shall comprehend both the nature of the cure and the efficacy which it must derive from the Union.  The two great points of difference between a democracy and a republic are: first, the delegation of the government, in the latter, to a small number of citizens elected by the rest; secondly, the greater number of citizens, and greater sphere of country, over which the latter may be extended.  The federal Constitution forms a happy combination in this respect; the great and aggregate interests being referred to the national, the local and particular to the State legislatures.  A rage for paper money, for an abolition of debts, for an equal division of property, or for any other improper or wicked project, will be less apt to pervade the whole body of the Union than a particular member of it; in the same proportion as such a malady is more likely to taint a particular county or district, than an entire State.  In the extent and proper structure of the Union, therefore, we behold a republican remedy for the diseases most incident to republican government. And according to the degree of pleasure and pride we feel in being republicans, ought to be our zeal in cherishing the spirit and supporting the character of Federalists.



In New York, Trump won fewer votes than Cruz did in Wisconsin, even if he got 89 delegates to Wisconsin’s 36. Cruz raked in 1.2 million votes in Texas, while Trump pulled only half a million in his home state. In the General, Cruz would carry Texas; Trump would be skunked in New York by the Democrats. Comparisons matter. Cruz received 13,000 more votes in Wisconsin than Trump did in his hometown primary. Cruz won in Utah by nine points more than Trump did in his home state.  Cruz received almost 382,000 more votes in Texas than all the votes cast in New York.  



So, yes, the playing field is tilted, but it’s tilted in Trump’s favor; he’s been running downhill. You can see this in the table below, which shows Trump’s percentage of the vote in each state compared with the percentage of the delegates he won there. In a perfectly “fair” system, the two numbers would match perfectly.  Winner-take-all statewide contests are less democratic than winner-take-all by congressional district (in the sense that the delegate allocation mirrors the vote). And winner-take-all by district is less democratic than simple proportional allocation. Trump benefited most in South Carolina, which awarded all 50 of its delegates to Trump even as he won a little less than a third of the vote. He also took all the delegates in the winner-take-all states of Arizona and Florida, while earning less than 50 percent of the vote in each. In 40 percent of the contests, Trump did at least 10 percentage points better in the delegate race than in the actual voting.



The foreign policies under Secretary Clinton have led to one disaster after another, whether in the Middle East, in Ukraine, or in North Korea. Where are her successes?  The Colorado rules were there before the time for delegates to be chosen. If Donald Trump did not bother to learn those rules, or to hire people to keep on top of such things, that was his fault. But it is all too typical of Trump to cover up his own lack of knowledge or understanding by making wild accusations against others and inciting the gullible.  The convention rules that require a candidate to get a majority of the delegates, in order to become the party's nominee for President, are also nothing new.   First of all, it is not Trump's nomination until after he has earned it, under the rules that apply to all candidates. Nobody can "steal" what was not his in the first place.  If the current rules need changing, there will be four long years before the 2020 elections in which to try to create better rules.



On Tuesday’s Mark Levin show, The Republican primary system is not rigged, but Donald Trump insists that it is. He sounds like an entitled liberal demanding delegates from Colorado without having put in the work to win them.


In both Colorado and Wyoming, all registered Republican voters in the state had the chance to vote and participate in the delegate selection process. The Wyoming Republican Party website explains the process clearly:  All Republicans in Wyoming had the chance to go to their precinct and vote for delegates who support their preferred candidate. And they did so in record numbers.  The same was true for Colorado.  It is true that a system built around precinct caucuses gives disproportionate influence to those who are motivated to show up and participate. But this is true of statewide caucuses as well.


Republican U.S. presidential hopeful Ted Cruz won all 14 delegates at stake on Saturday in Wyoming, besting rival Donald Trump, who made little effort to win the rural state, and further narrowing the gap in the race for the party's nomination.  Cruz spoke about local issues in Wyoming, the largest coal-producing state.   At the same time, Trump was speaking at a rally in Syracuse, New York, ahead of the state's Republican primary on Tuesday.


Ted Cruz Picks Up Nebraska Delegates over No Show Donald Trump…“The only person there that had any kind of organization there was Cruz. No one showed up with Trump,” said former state legislator Tim Gay.


On Monday’s Mark Levin show, Neither Donald Trump nor his supporters believe in voting. Hawaii? Kentucky? Nevada? These were all caucuses that Donald Trump won. Was the process rigged there, because there was no primary, no vote? The most un-democratic part of the process is the winner-take all primaries where a candidate can get 45% of the vote and then walk away with all the delegates. Is that fair?

(All states should be proportional, no winner take all as that is undemocratic & disenfranchises voters)  In New York, according to The Journal News, candidates who win 50 percent of the vote in a congressional district earn all three of the delegate votes up for grabs in that particular district. If no one earns 50 percent, whoever finishes second with at least 20 percent of the vote gets one delegate vote.

"Every state is entitled to choose their own process. And every candidate, including all the other candidates, paid attention to that. But he (Trumper Tantrum) chose to try run a campaign on hot rhetoric instead of doing his homework."   "Most of those unbound delegates can't stand him," Sununu argued. "He has to try to win on the first ballot because a lot of his delegates also can't stand him, and they will abandon him on the second."  Sununu, the former White House chief of staff for President George H.W. Bush, also chaired the rules committee for the 2012 GOP convention, and pushed back against some in the party who want to change the event's rules before it convenes.


John Sununu — whom Donald Trump has insinuated is unintelligent — fired back, calling the billionaire developer and Republican presidential front-runner a "lefty liberal" who's "thin-skinned" and "all mouth."  That's funny coming from a guy who's got four major billion-dollar bankruptcies," Sununu retorted referring to financial problems several of Trump's companies had years ago.  "He screwed his stock holders. As the bankers put him into bankruptcy they said 'Donald Trump, you're fired. You're fired like a bear.' To use his words, they fired him like a dog!  I did not, by the way, get fired by the president. I moved on because I wanted the lightning to follow me out."   "He (Trumper Tantrum) criticized Mitt Romney for being tough on immigration and said that Mitt Romney was going to lose the Latino vote because he was so tough on immigration. This guy's a phony. I hope the voters will begin to see that."




http://edsitement.neh.gov/lesson-plan/anti-federalist-arguments-against-complete-consolidation  Anti-federalist Brutus summarized the issue thus: “The first question is…whether the thirteen United States should be reduced to one great republic…or whether they should continue thirteen confederated republics, under the direction and controul of a supreme federal head for certain defined national purposes only?”  The result, Anti-federalists believed, would be a powerful tyranny, in which the national government exercised its virtually unlimited powers to oppress the people and deprive them of their liberty.



(Treason)  Remember that time the White House deceived those gullible Americans about the Iran deal? Haha, good times!  That was the undeniable tone of a recent New York Times profile of President Barack Obama‘s national security advisor Ben Rhodes.   The way in which most Americans have heard the story of the Iran deal presented — that the Obama administration began seriously engaging with Iranian officials in 2013 in order to take advantage of a new political reality in Iran, which came about because of elections that brought moderates to power in that country — was largely manufactured for the purpose for selling the deal. Even where the particulars of that story are true, the implications that readers and viewers are encouraged to take away from those particulars are often misleading or false.  By eliminating the fuss about Iran’s nuclear program, the administration hoped to eliminate a source of structural tension between the two countries, which would create the space for America to disentangle itself from its established system of alliances with countries like Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel and Turkey. With one bold move, the administration would effectively begin the process of a large-scale disengagement from the Middle East.   Rhodes didn’t admit the administration lied to us, he admitted that they’re actively lying to us.  Rhodes told the Times all about how the administration propped up hundreds of foreign policy “experts” for reporters to rely on, all of whom actually just parroted the administration’s talking points.  (just like Man Madeup Climate Change) Conservative outlets like The Weekly Standard and the Washington Free Beacon have covered the story, but not a single major outlet has touched it. Again, it’s hard to imagine a Bush administration official could have given an interview where they even implied they actively misled the public without it dominating cable and print news alike.


David Samuels, who interviewed Rhodes for the article, noted: “His lack of conventional real-world experience of the kind that normally precedes responsibility for the fate of nations—like military or diplomatic service, or even a master’s degree in international relations, rather than creative writing—is still startling.” 


The Iran Nuclear deal is the most devastating treaty in modern times. The survivability of the West is at stake with this deal, but the Obama administration doesn’t care. They continue to deceive the American people and their lying is amounting to a scandal worse than Watergate.



Many conservatives used Obama’s off-camera comment to show that he was preparing to do many things that he knew Congress would never approve, but too many Americans have been dumbed down by public education and the media that they voted for him anyway.  When Alabama passed their own immigration laws, making it illegal for employers to hire illegals, the unemployment level dropped 1.1% in just two months after the law went into effect. As the illegals fled the state, American citizens were able to find jobs to help them support their families.  Isn’t it a little hypocritical for Obama to push so hard for more gun control, and even threaten executive orders, to supposedly reduce the number of crimes committed with guns while at the same time, he issues an executive order that will lead to more sexual assaults and rapes?  But don’t forget, Obama still has 7 ½ months left in office. Will he use his executive order to further persecute Christians, ban homeschooling, force everyone to embrace homosexuality, ban conservatism or any other of our disappearing values? Knowing what he told Medvedev in 2012 and seeing what illegal actions he has already taken, I suspect the worst is still yet to come.



Longtime family expert and advocate Tony Perkins of the influential Family Research Council says there is a solution to the radically leftist ideas coming out of the Obama administration as the president opens all stops in trying to establish his legacy.



(Democrap Cover-up) The Obama State Department last week admitted it withheld a key Benghazi email of former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton from Judicial Watch since at least September 2014.  If the State Department disclosed the email when first supposedly found, Clinton’s email server and her hidden emails would have been disclosed nearly two years ago, before Clinton authorized the alleged deletion of tens of thousands of emails.  The developments come in a July 2014 Freedom of Information (FOIA) lawsuit seeking records related to the drafting and use of the Benghazi talking points (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01242)).  The lawsuit, which forced the disclosure of the Clinton email records, seeks records specifically from Clinton and her top State Department staff:



socialism -- government control of the economy -- support dropped considerably (though not nearly enough). Given a choice between a government-managed economy and a free-market economy, millennials overwhelmingly chose the latter. It seems young people realize that putting bureaucrats in charge of Uber wouldn't work too well.  Still, it boggles the mind that anyone can see the folly of having the government take over Amazon or Facebook but be blind to the problems of having the government run health care.   The Soviet Union and its various cousins did much to discredit "scientific socialism," what with all the killing and totalitarianism. The fact that it didn't seem to make people richer also undermined its appeal. "Scientifically," people didn't want to be bullied, oppressed or impoverished.  If government planners can't even provide goods and services efficiently, how will they ever provide togetherness?


Venezuelans Are Now Killing Cats, Dogs, and Birds For Food Because Socialism Can't Provide.. So, you know Venezuela is on the verge of economic collapse. The price of oil has dropped precipitously over the past few years—that’s a budgetary nightmare for a nation dependent on its oil exports. As a result, basic necessities, like toilet paper, are being rationed. There’s limited access to television and long distance phone service. There are rolling blackouts due to energy shortages.  You would think that the government can’t really afford to print its own currency because it’s so broke would be the cherry on top of this socialist nightmare. Nope—the hunger games appear to have begun, as Venezuelans are now hunting stray dogs, cats, and pigeons for sustenance



“The most important moves coming up here in the period between now and the Republican convention is pretty much up to Trump,” Viguerie said. If Trump takes the moves to unite the Republican Party, and it’s pretty much up to him to do that, I think he stands a strong chance of being elected president. We have to see if he’s serious about being the leader of a united party.”  Those unknowns, Viguerie said, could be the difference between a landslide win or a crushing loss.

“I can believe that Trump could get 40 percent of the vote, and I believe he could get 60 percent of the vote. It largely depends on him,” he said. “If he runs a good campaign and campaigns on issues that conservatives and Middle America is concerned about and he has articulated very well in this campaign, he could have a blowout election.”


Donald Trump is now open to increasing the minimum wage. Earlier in November, he was against any changes and said it was too high. The minimum wage is a direct attack on young people and minorities, so why is Trump for it now?  On Wednesday’s Mark Levin Show, If Donald Trump wants conservatives to vote for him, he needs to earn conservative votes. Trump needs to reassure conservatives that he will advance our principles as president. It’s up to Trump to reach out to us and explain what he is going to do to strengthen our republic. And if he doesn’t win over conservatives, he’s not going to win in November.


(Weak, Wimpy, Whiner Trump who will cut deals &wimp out right away, Hope & Change Part II)  Trump is reaching out to Bernie Sanders supporters and trade unions so why not conservatives? In addition, Trump has become inconsistent on the issue of minimum wage saying that he will consider it and also backing off part of his original tax plan. Trump should not support the minimum wage and should stand by his original tax plan which was good. This is the time for Trump to make his case and not buckle to the liberal media.

Right Scoop
Trumponomics!! The Donald is ‘looking at’ raising the MINIMUM WAGE!

Wall St Journal
Ben Carson Says Donald Trump Could Consider Democrat for Running Mate

Donald Trump flip flops on taxes, wages as he turns focus to general election

Hot Air
Good news: Trump’s new finance chair has given more than twice as much to Democrats, worked for George Soros



Trump: So That Muslim Ban Was a "Suggestion" ( What else was/is he lying about to get elected?  Hope & Change part II.)



But for a presidential candidate, whose supporters say he's a tough guy who stands his ground and "tells it like it is," Trump is looking like a political wimp who abandons his policy principles at the first sign of criticism or tough opposition.  That is, if he has any principles. After all, he is a former liberal Democrat who supported Bill Clinton and has given generously to Hillary Clinton's past campaigns.  Trump has been "walking back" major economic policy positions he has taken, suggesting that he either hasn't thought them through, or will abandon them under political pressure. More recently, the CBO issued a report Monday that said the minimum wage may be to blame for one in six young men between the ages of 18 and 34 being unemployed. The report said that the law disproportionately impacts low-skilled, inexperienced minorities and is one of the principal reasons why 5 million younger men are jobless.  Trump was running on a pledge to "Make America Great Again," to which he's now added this addendum: "Before I Change My Mind."



Mr. Trump has a lot of work ahead of him, which is typical of national campaigns, but more so than other Republicans in the past.



Understand that Trump, a man with ambition and no principles, is not anti-establishment. “Establishment” is not about whether you work in politics or live in Washington. It is about the unprincipled, promiscuous use of power to advance personal interests, with disregard for any sense of truth and integrity, or the national welfare. This is Donald Trump.  After becoming a Christian conservative many years ago, I became a Republican to fight for limited government and traditional values.  As a former welfare mother, who saw her communities being destroyed by the Democrat left-wing agenda, I fought for welfare reform. As result, I was invited to speak at the Republican National Convention in 1996.  During the same time period, Donald Trump was making most of his political contributions to Democrats and to the Democratic Party. This included Trump’s support for Harlem’s Charlie Rangel, the Black Caucus Democrat who represented everything that was destroying America’s minority communities.  After years of work with black clergy to get them to understand that conservative principles are what are needed in their communities, how could I possibly support a Republican candidate with a history of lawsuits related to racist business practices?



(Baffle them w/ BS..) Trump will bluntly say one thing, then say something completely contradictory, and somehow, they’re both true.  The latest example of Trump’s doublethink/doublespeak is his hiring of a former Goldman Sachs man to handle his fundraising, and his touting of a proposed donation by billionaire Sheldon Adelson.  Remember when Ted Cruz was controlled by Goldman Sachs because his wife, Heidi, worked for them, and he took out a loan from the company?  “Trump has hired Steve Mnuchin, chairman and CEO of Dune Capital Management LP and former Goldman Sachs partner, to head up his fundraising team. Mnuchin also worked at Soros Fund Management LLC. Yes, that Soros. George Soros.”  Make America Great Again?



it's all up to Trump.  He's the one who spent the last year smashing the GOP platform into splinters with his pseudo Republican positions and promises.  He's the bigmouth who threw schoolyard insults at the lineup of Republican primary losers whose help he now desperately needs.  Yes, Donald, that means reaching out to "Lying Ted's" people, "Little Marco's" people "Lazy Jeb's" people and even "Loser Mitt's" people.  Trump needs Cruz's people, Rubio's people, Mitt's people and every other elected Republican's people to show up at the polls in November and vote for him.  But for that to happen Trump has to figure out how to get humble real fast. If he can't do it soon - like yesterday - millions of Republicans are going stay home again this fall and Hillary will start shopping for Supreme Court Justices.



Trump is a dealmaker whose promises cannot be counted upon. “Unprincipled” usually means “bad principles,” but in truth Trump does not see himself as bound by any principles. After five judges in Obergefell imposed gay marriage, to name one example, Donald Trump issued no statement, wrote no op-ed, and basically didn’t seem to care about the issue at all. During a CNN interview, Jake Tapper asked him about it. He said he’s for traditional marriage, and that he has a great wife. That’s about it.  If you join Team Trump, you have to swallow not just what Trump has done and said but the next thing he will say or do.
(Wimpy, Weak, Whiner Trump) 


Conservatives don’t want to hear Donald Trump catering to liberals, they want to hear him talk about private property rights, support the Constitution, and support Reagan economic policies.



America stands for small government, a free economy (and therefore, capitalism), liberty (which therefore allows for its inevitable consequence: inequality), the melting pot ideal and a God-centered population rooted in Judeo-Christian values (so that a moral society is created by citizens exercising self-control rather than relying on the state to impose control).  Only America was founded on the idea of small government. But the left is based on big government.  America was founded on the principle that human rights come from the creator. For the left, rights come from the state.  America was founded on the belief that in order to maintain a small government, only a God-fearing people can ensure a decent country. The left opposes God-based religions, particularly Judeo-Christian religions. Secularism, as much as egalitarianism, is as at the core of leftism.  The American Revolution, unlike the French Revolution, placed liberty above equality. For the left, equality is more important than all else. That's why so many American and European leftists have celebrated left-wing regimes, from Stalin to Mao to Guevara to Castro to Chavez, no matter how much the regimes squelched individual liberty. They all preached equality.  So, then, thanks to leftism and America's taken-for-granted success, most Americans no longer understand what it means to be American. Those who do are called conservatives because they wish to conserve the unique American idea. But conservatives now constitute not only a minority of Americans, but a minority of Republicans.



Giving 15,933,645 people the boot is a bit edgy I'd say, considering RedState.com reports that of the 26,651,002 votes cast, Trump only received 10,717,357 or 40.2 percent of the votes - even with Democrats' help. I'm sorry I can't oblige him, but it may console him to know I already burned up my GOP membership card, sometime between President Obama's reelection and John Boehner's golf dates with the president.  If the GOP didn't nominate the right candidate to beat Hillary or if Democrats don't have a strong enough candidate to beat Trump, that's not the problem of those of us who did not support them in the first place. As Huckabee said, we're not part of the "team."


we are the reason the Reagan Coalition of Republicans, Democrats and Independents elected him twice in historic victories.  It happened because we, the conservative base of the Republican Party, drove the coalition. The Democrats and Independents were mostly along for the ride, attracted to Reagan because he effectively embraced and promoted conservative principles as the policies that would “Make America Great”   Because for Republicans, and Independents and especially conservatives, fitness for the presidency is only partly policy. The crucial piece is character. Does this contender have the temperament to lead the world?  My fellow Republicans can’t stop thinking about what kind of man would accuse Ted Cruz’s pastor father, Rafael, a Cuban immigrant who was imprisoned and tortured by the cruel Communist Castro brothers, of colluding with Communist Lee Harvey Oswald to kill President John F. Kennedy. How would that outrageous lie even occur to a person with any sense of personal morality?  Values matter. We don’t want any more presidents who lie to us.  We want you to cease your power struggle with Paul Ryan and reach détente. We would love for you to tell the world you’ll appoint Trey Gowdy Attorney General as you pledged in a Tweet.  And to follow the advice of author and commentator Victor Davis Hanson in National Review and say you’d like to appoint Ted Cruz to the Supreme Court, John Bolton as secretary of state, Larry Arnn of Hillsdale College as secretary of education, and General Jack Keane as secretary of defense.


Though I can only speak for myself, I think my sentiments are widely shared. I am an American first, a conservative second and a Republican a distant third. If Donald Trump is the face of the Republican Party, I want no part of it.  This goes beyond policy differences. Trump's positions on trade, immigration, health care, entitlements and foreign policy (muddled and confusing as they are) are mostly anathema to me. But it is the man's character, first and foremost, that makes it impossible for me to put aside my differences.   I was fully prepared to support Ted Cruz, whose position on immigration I vehemently disagree with and whose style I found off-putting. But Trump is unfit in every way to be president. He has neither the intellect nor the discipline to learn what is necessary to occupy the office. More importantly, his temperament is all wrong. He's vindictive, mean-spirited, vain and unpredictable. He will never put the interests of the country before his own. The best way to ensure it doesn't happen is for those of us who think Trump is unfit to be president to withhold support from him. That means not donating to the Republican National Committee as well as leaving the top of the ticket blank when we go into the polling booth in November. There are plenty of good Republican candidates worthy of support. Give to their campaigns directly -- so long as they don't tie themselves to Trump too closely.



Mr. Trump’s views on economics, monetary and fiscal policies are a mixture of populism, business pragmatism, and nationalism that are always seemingly subject to change.



We revere the Constitution because we recognize it as a comprehensive blueprint for a freer society. The Founding Fathers left a lot of power in local hands for a reason: They knew just how bad things could get when a distant, out of touch government called the shots.  In the current issue of The American Conservative, senior fellow at the Liberty Fund, Richard Reinsch, and I strongly endorse such a renewed appreciation of America’s unique constitutional achievement as explicated by Orestes Augustus Brownson (1803-1876). For good reason: The late Russell Kirk hailed Brownson as a foundational figure of American conservatism. In 1865, Brownson published “The American Republic,” a masterpiece of political theory and spirited defense of the federal Constitution.



In some of the most politically and culturally turbulent times of our history as a nation, Ted Cruz was a symbol of hope to so many Americans hungry for principled leadership.  Like millions of others, I'm disappointed in Indiana's results and troubled by what lies ahead. Now, as the battle shifts to the general election, Republicans have another decision to make: will they get behind Donald Trump or will the deep divides threaten to split the party even more? This is a different election cycle than anything our nation has experienced, and obviously, there are strong feelings on both sides about the polarizing candidacy of Donald Trump.  (was this the “deal” right away to divide & conquer the Republican party by the wolf/Democrap/Trump in Republican’s clothing?)


"This is how people can fight back," he said. While the rest of this agenda is being forced on America against its will, there is one weapon families still have: their wallets.


Emotional tears are a response which only humans have, for only people can weep. All animals that live in air produce tears to lubricate their eyes. But only people possess the marvellous system that causes crying.Another important function of tears is that they bathe your eyes in lysozyme, one of the most effective antibacterial and antiviral agents known.



WHY WOULD AMERICANS EVER SETTLE FOR A CHOICE LIKE THIS?” Clicking on that post led to another Sasse Twitter message that read: “But we ‘have to’ support him, ‘because the only choice is Trump or Hillary.’ ummm WHY?”

Kristol also tweeted: “Just so I get the order for yard signs right, is it Sasse-Coburn 2016, or Coburn-Sasse 2016?”

He posted in another Twitter message a link to Sasse’s “Open letter to majority America” on Facebook that called for a candidate other than Trump.   The letter, in part, read: “TO: Those who think both leading presidential candidates are dishonest and have little chance of leading America forward … If you are one of those rare souls who genuinely believe Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump are honorable people – if they are the role models you want for your kids – then this letter is not for you. Instead, this letter is for the majority of Americans who wonder why the nation that put a man on the moon can’t find a healthy leader who can take us forward together. … [M] voicemail is overflowing with party bosses and politicos telling me that ‘although Trump is terrible,’ we ‘have to’ support him, ‘because the only choice is Trump or Hillary.’ This open letter aims simply to ask ‘WHY is that the only choice?'”   In answer to a question about whether Trump could ever win his support, Kristol said: “For me, it’s more a matter of character. I don’t know that you can change your character at age 69, and given the things he’s said even very recently about other people, the way he demeans other people


Is Donald Trump a liar? Yes. Ben Shapiro has all the details surrounding what he's lying about and who he's lying to. 


Cruz said his father “has been my hero my whole life.”  “My dad was imprisoned and tortured in Cuba. He’s exactly the kind of person Donald Trump looks down on,” the Texas senator continued.  “I’m going to tell you what I really think of Donald Trump. This man is a pathological liar. He doesn’t know the difference between truth and lies; he lies practically every word that comes out of his mouth,” Cruz said.  “He accuses everybody else of lying.  “The man cannot tell the truth, but he combines it with being a narcissist. A narcissist at a level I don’t think this country has ever seen.   Cruz also said America is “looking, potentially, at the Biff Tannen presidency,” referencing a character in the “Back to the Future” films. He described the character as “a braggadocious, arrogant buffoon who builds giant casinos with giant pictures of him everywhere he looks.”  The film’s screenwriter Bob Gale told the Daily Beast last year that the character is based on Trump.



The litmus test in the new Republican Party boils down to loyalty, not to a principle or conviction, but to a man: Trump.  The GOP platform can now be written on a bumper sticker: "In Trump We Trust."  When Trump says "I'm a conservative," picture a car salesman insisting, "I'm a Tito Puente fan too." It's just something he's saying to close the deal. As for his adamantine principles, there is only one: The limelight belongs to him alone.  I will never vote for Hillary Clinton because she believes things I can never support. I will never vote for Donald Trump because he's a bullying fool who believes in nothing but himself.



If the Weekly Standard and its friends run a third-party candidate,” she said, the two most likely outcomes are:

  • “The third party candidate is irrelevant (like John Anderson in 1980 – remember him?)
  • “Or, the third party candidate peels off enough votes to throw the election to Hillary.”

“Either outcome is a disaster for Weekly Standard types,” Ingraham concluded.  She also pointed out how, “If the third-party candidate is irrelevant, then it shows they have no real base in the country.”  And she warned, “If the third-party candidate throws the election to Hillary, then Trump voters will see no reason to work with the Weekly Standard types in the future.”  The talk-radio star speculated the effort could be pointless.  “I don’t think it’s likely to make that much of a difference, one way or the other. A lot of the folks who would vote for a third-party candidate wouldn’t vote for Trump anyway.”  Besides, she suggested, how could another candidate generate any traction after GOP voters just rejected 16 alternatives to Trump?  “I don’t think such a candidate would be all that viable,” Ingraham said. “Jeb Bush and Marco Rubio both ran on the Weekly Standard platform, and both had massive amounts of money and donor support, and both went nowhere with the voters. People just aren’t interested in that worldview right now.” 

At the very end of his column on Friday, titled, “A 3rd-party candidate could save America,” Sowell both expressed his fears and revealed what he sees as the strategy behind the proposed third-party conservative run, to deadlock the electoral college, a strategy with which he seems to agree:



Since 1952, U.S. presidents have nominated and had confirmed an average of 163 federal judges, including 1.6 Supreme Court Justices, every 4 years.  The important factors are deaths and retirements.   Meaning, a President Hillary Clinton may get to seat about 160 federal judges or so, including one or two Supreme Court Justices or maybe four.  Which would come atop the 462 judicial appointments already seated by Democrat presidents, including four Supreme Court Justices — out of the 853 currently seated federal judges according to data compiled by the Federal Judicial Center.  The current partisan composition of the federal courts including district and circuit courts of appeals is 54 percent to 46 percent in favor of Democrats.  a potential President Clinton might replace 53 Democrat judges and 113 Republican judges by 2020, bringing the number of judges appointed by Democrats to 575.  That would bring the partisan composition of federal courts to 67 percent Democrat. Two out of every three judges will have been appointed by Democrats, and who knows what might happen on the Supreme Court?  And that’s just in her first four years in office.



education choice has grown across the country, which is apropos as the President oversteps his lawful bounds to unconstitutionally demand local school systems permit anyone who “identifies” as transsexual in the opposite gender’s bathrooms (locker rooms & showers).


“Education is not among the enumerated powers of the federal government, and therefore schooling is properly within the jurisdiction of states or local communities. That includes bathroom policies.

“Secondly, this latest federal intrusion is typical of what has been imposed on schools across America from Washington, D.C., for generations. Rather than focusing on real education, the federally controlled schools have become indoctrination factories waging war on truth, common sense, morality and even reality.”

 Sign the petition demanding an end to the madness! No men in girls’ bathrooms, locker rooms or showers! Just say no!


On March 13, 1868, the Senate, according to Article I, Section 3 of the US Constitution, started the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson. Presiding over the trial was US Supreme Court Chief Justice Salmon P. Chase, who was governor of Ohio when Lincoln appointed him to be Secretary of the Treasure on March 7, 1861 and then nominated by Lincoln to the Supreme Court in 1864 and sworn in as Chief Justice on December 6, 1864.  The House brought 11 articles of impeachment against Johnson. Nine of the articles revolved around Johnson’s violation of the Tenure of Office Act by his attempts to remove Stanton as Secretary of War. Other charges leveled against Johnson claimed that he violated several of the Reconstruction Acts and that he was slanderous against members of Congress for using ‘inflammatory and scandalous harangues.’  On February 24, 1868, the Senate began hearings on the articles of impeachment. After six weeks of trial, none of which was attended by Johnson, the first of 11 verdicts were voted upon.  On this day, May 16, 1868, a vote was taken on Article 11 of the impeachment charges. The Constitution requires a two-thirds majority vote of the Senate to find a president, or anyone else being impeached, guilty. The vote 35-19, one vote short to convict.



People in need of work are twice as likely to take their own lives as employed people, and people fired in their forties and fifties find it hardest to get hired again.  That makes boosting economic growth a life and death issue. But you wouldn’t know it listening to Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton. Stagnating wages are linked to suicide in every state.   Economic distress is so widespread that for the first time ever, life expectancy of white women in the U.S. actually dropped. Despite progress against cancer and heart disease, lives are being cut short by hopelessness.  It’s a national health emergency. Suicide kills more middle-agers than flu, pneumonia and diabetes combined. They often occur after dashed expectations, abandonment by a spouse and loss of self-worth. They take their life when they can see no way to get a job, support their family and regain self-worth.  The Congressional Budget Office predicts that with current policies in effect, growth will lumber along at less than 3% — too little to stop the suicides.  Every candidate should be putting forward policies to jumpstart the economy — including lowering corporate tax rates, deregulating, improving international trade deals, and wooing companies and capital back into the U.S.  Job-killing policies are people-killers, too. Suicide spiked during the Depression in 1933, rose and fell with economic growth thereafter, and hit an all time low with the tech boom in 2000. Now, 10 years of economic stagnation are producing another wave of human tragedy, as laid off workers see no way out except death.



A group of respected think tanks — the Heritage Foundation, the American Enterprise Institute, the Cato Institute and the Mercatus Center — has issued a 208-page book titled “The Case Against Dodd-Frank: How The ‘Consumer Protection’ Law Endangers Americans.” It’s a devastating indictment of the law.  The book crushes the conventional media and liberal political narrative that deregulation was at the heart of the crisis.   Wallison shows with convincing detail that, in his words, the crisis “was principally the result of the U.S. government’s housing policies.” Not deregulation. 

To fix the damage, the study suggests three reforms:  1) Close Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The “toxic twins” spent hundreds of billions in taxpayer backed dollars to subsidize mortgages for uncreditworthy buyers. That was the real cause of the financial crisis.  2) Stop Fed bailouts. That’s especially true of the bank behemoths deemed “too big too fail.”  3) Kill the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. A massive new regulator of the entire economy, CFPB has helped choke off credit to average Americans and small businesses.  In large part due to Dodd-Frank, the U.S. economy has fallen from 3% growth before Obama, to a pathetic 2% growth now. The first step to restoring our lost economic mojo is to kill Dodd-Frank once and for all.



at 14.6 million jobs since that month, growth didn’t even keep pace with the working-age population, which climbed by 16 million over that same period. So if jobs had just kept pace with population growth, there’d be 1.4 million more people working today.

Measured against previous economic recoveries, Obama’s jobs record is even less impressive. If the labor market had merely kept pace with the average of the previous 10 economic recoveries, there would be 8 million more people working today.  But the best way to measure job growth is to compare it with the previous peak, since it shows how far beyond the previous high the country has climbed.  By that measure, the employment picture is absolutely dismal. There are today only 5.5 million more jobs than there were when employment peaked at the start of the last recession. Over these following eight-plus years, however, the working-age population has climbed by 20.4 million. That leaves Obama with a 14.9 million jobs gap.



Reagan, the eldest son of President Ronald Reagan, has been a dedicated conservative and commentator continuing his father’s legacy of championing limited government, strong family values and a strong national defense.  Recently, Reagan has said his late father would be "appalled" by Trump. "In fact, Trump still can’t explain his sudden change from being a liberal Democrat. When dad ran in 1980, Trump donated the maximum amount to Jimmy Carter. As The Wall Street Journal reported, Trump also donated to a PAC for Walter Mondale, who ran against dad in 1984. "But what can you say for a grown adult who supported both Carter and Mondale over Ronald Reagan?"  He notes that when Trump campaigned in Wisconsin, he castigated Gov. Scott Walker for lowering taxes and not spending more on education and infrastructure. Reagan also expressed shock that Trump complained that Walker had been too tough on public employee unions.  He adds that Trump backed Obama’s $800 billion stimulus, and even praised the President as "amazing" and "truly phenomenal."  "For most of his life Trump had been a Democrat, backing strong gun control and abortion rights. Today he says he’s for the Second Amendment and pro-life. But when asked who he’d like for the Supreme Court, he suggested his sister, a sitting federal judge. It turns out she’s liberal and pro-choice," Reagan wrote.

A Club for Growth Action ad, meanwhile, called “Imagine,” is telling voters that Cruz is the only candidate who can plausibly repeal Obamacare. He hasn’t forgotten about his foe Donald Trump, however. The Cruz campaign just released an ad called “Lying,” accusing the businessman of lying about Cruz’s record. The senator won a majority of delegates at the Virginia GOP convention this weekend.



Obama’s only contribution to GM and Chrysler’s bankruptcy process was to protect union interests at taxpayer’s expense. Dodd-Frank didn’t save banks; in fact it’s killed multitudes of community banks. His stimulus was a massively expensive bust.

The rest of Obama’s boasts aren’t on any firmer ground.  Obama talks about 14.4 million new jobs since 2010, without noting that working age population grew by 15.8 million over those same months. (high school & college grads wanting to move out of their parents’ basement) He touts the 5% unemployment rate, but fails to mention that it would be more like 10% if millions of Americans hadn’t given up looking for work altogether.  Obama does admit the recovery has been sluggish, but when he isn’t blaming Republicans he says blames the “wrenching financial crises,” saying it inevitably lead to unusually slow growth.  Obama might think that, but a Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta analysis concluded that “U.S. history provides no support” for such a claim.  Even Sorkin, who is clearly trying to help Obama burnish his economic legacy, notes out that Obama’s two biggest legislative achievements — ObamaCare and Dodd-Frank — hurt economic growth. 



In 2008, Obama grabbed 78 percent of the Jewish vote. Even the most wildly optimistic polling today shows that Obama's support remains high among Jews. It's a result that Republicans simply can't understand -- why do so many Jews continue to support a president who has shown time and again that he stands against the State of Israel? Why the reflexive lever-pulling on behalf of a man who appoints anti-Semites to positions of high power, attends a virulently anti-Semitic church for 20 years, and sees Israel as the cause of the West's conflict with the Muslim world?  The answer is deceptively simple: the Jews who vote for Obama are, by and large, Jews In Name Only (JINOs). They eat bagels and lox; they watch "Schindler's List"; they visit temple on Yom Kippur -- sometimes. But they do not care about Israel. Or if they do, they care about it less than abortion, gay marriage and global warming.  In the Tanach (the Jewish canon, including the Old Testament, the Prophets and the Writings), when Ruth converts to Judaism, she states, "Your people will be my people and your God my God." The connection between Jews and the land of Israel is the running theme of the Old Testament. Any Jew who does not take these principles seriously -- more seriously than global warming or affirmative action, for example -- is a JINO.  And voting for Obama (Democraps) is a violation of those principles.  Simply put, Obama is an enemy of the Jewish people and the State of Israel. And any Jew who votes for him betrays his or her brothers and sisters at home and abroad.   There is a reason that the observant Jewish community votes overwhelmingly Republican -- they vote on Jewish principle.  Why bother exposing JINOs for what they are? First, it helps non-Jews understand the dynamics of the Jewish community -- it is not monolithic, and much of it is not authentically Jewish. Second, it acts as a shaming mechanism for those Jews who throw away Jewish principle in pursuit of back-slapping from their liberal buddies.


The REINS (“Regulations From the Executive in Need of Scrutiny”) Act would implement just such a system, requiring congressional approval for the hundred or so “major” rules each year that cost $100 million or more. Yet, that bill—first introduced seven years ago—has been stalled in Congress. While approved by the House multiple times, it failed to gain any traction in the Senate.



He writes that trust in Fox News had dropped almost 50% because of the attacks and quotes the Brand Index saying that Fox New Channel (FNC) “had reached its lowest point in three years,” which seemed to directly coincide with Trump’s rise in popularity and the polls.  There’s a thing called a Buzz score that basically gauges an audience’s approval and therefore disapproval. Before that first debate the Fox Buzz was over 49. Since then it has steadily dropped to a low of 14 in February.

So what happened? Why did so many conservatives like me bail on Fox? Well – it ain’t rocket science. Mark Levin, Glenn Beck and the rest of us see clear as day what Fox has morphed into – the Trump News Network. It’s evident that virtually everyone at FNC is in the tank for the Trumpster and they appear not to care about hiding it.

CNN is entirely leftist, but we all know it going in.


I personally found it confusing that The Wall Street Journal editorial staff, who have long been advocates along with Heritage for conservative reforms, had such puzzling opinions on this anti-Washington streak. Their take on Cruz practically drips with disdain:


It’s easy to see Facebook as the new town square. Friends, family, and acquaintances may live far apart, but on the Facebook news feed, the mixture of personal updates and news stories allow conversations and exchanges of viewpoints to continue, despite the distance gap.  Which makes it all the more concerning that a new report suggests Facebook—without being open about it—has been censoring conservative news.  The site’s enormous influence makes the possibility of censorship even more troubling.


Apparently not a single member of the White House press corps is a registered Republican. Politico reported in April that 60 percent of White House reporters have no registered party affiliation (who do they vote for, give $to or support?), but a quarter are registered Democrats. Not a single one is a registered Republican.



The day is coming when America can be blackmailed with the bomb.  Now, however, China and post-Soviet Russia are making continued progress on vehicles that can transport nuclear warheads at 10 times the speed of sound — faster than the ability of missile defense to stop them reaching the U.S. homeland.  Last Friday, Beijing for the seventh time successfully flight-tested its DF-ZF hypersonic glide vehicle, traveling up to over 7,000 miles per hour.  Three days earlier, Russia flight-tested its own hypersonic glider, launched from a ballistic missile.  The key difference pertinent to U.S. missile defense is that today’s inter-continental ballistic missiles reach hypersonic speeds only while zeroing in on their targets from space, by which time a defensive missile would already have destroyed them. The new vehicles Russia and China are developing go hypersonic in mid-phase, and can maneuver at that high velocity, too fast for missile defenses to be effective.  The Defense Department’s Missile Defense Agency says it isn’t funding any initiatives to counter hypersonic attack; a laser weapon that could shoot such weapons in flight won’t even be tested until 2021, years after China is expected to be able to deploy the DF-ZF. And when the U.S. Army tested a hypersonic vehicle about a year and a half ago, it blew up. Moreover, the Pentagon has made a point of stressing that its hypersonic projects will not carry nuclear weapons.



Abraham Lincoln once said, “No country can sustain, in idleness, more than a small percentage of its numbers. The great majority must labor at something productive.”  Over the past several years, the number of Americans on food stamps has soared. In particular, since 2009, the number of “able-bodied-adults” without dependents receiving food stamps more than doubled nationally. Part of this increase is due to a federal rule that allowed states to waive food stamps’ modest work requirement. However, states such as Kansas and Maine chose to reinstate work requirements. Comparing and contrasting the two approaches provides powerful new evidence about the effectiveness of work.  According to a report from the Foundation for Government Accountability, before Kansas instituted a work requirement, 93 percent of food stamp recipients were in poverty, with 84 percent in severe poverty. Few of the food stamp recipients claimed any income. Only 21 percent were working at all, and two-fifths of those working were working fewer than 20 hours per week.  Once work requirements were established, thousands of food stamp recipients moved into the workforce, promoting income gains and a decrease in poverty. Forty percent of the individuals who left the food stamp ranks found employment within three months, and about 60 percent found employment within a year.   Previously, Kansas was spending $5.5 million per month on food stamp benefits for able-bodied adults; it now spends $1.2 million.  Maine is another powerful example in favor of work over dependency. Similarly to Kansas, Maine saw a major decline in its caseload after instituting a work requirement.


Since joining Gov. Paul LePage’s administration in 2011, Mayhew, commissioner of the Maine Department of Health and Human Services, and LePage, a Republican, have implemented changes to Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, and Electronic Benefit Transfer card programs. The state has since seen a decrease in the number of people on the welfare rolls.


Now, nearly a decade later, she’s transitioned off of public assistance and has a full-time job working for the state, a change she attributes in part to the 60-month time limit enacted by Maine Gov. Paul LePage, a Republican, in 2012“It forced me to do what I had to do to get off benefits and start making my own money again,” she told The Daily Signal.

One of 18 children, LePage grew up in poverty in Lewiston, Maine. He was homeless during parts of his teenage years, and according to the Portland Press Herald, LePage ran away from home when he was just 11 years old.  When he was young, LePage worked odd jobs when he wasn’t at school, delivering groceries and gathering empty glass bottles for the driver of a Pepsi-Cola truck he met.  “If you don’t have a time limit, all the education in the world isn’t going to be very good. You give them a time limit and then you encourage them and inspire them to seek the education,” LePage said of his change to the TANF program.  The government created the TANF program through the Personal Responsibility and Opportunity Act, which President Bill Clinton signed into law in 1996. The law originally imposed a 60-month lifetime limit on eligibility, but some states like Maine had waived it for years.  Since LePage and the state legislature reinstated the time limit, which took effect in 2012, the number of cases in the state declined 62 percent from 2011 to 2016, according to the Maine Department of Health and Human Services.



Wendy's To Replace Workers With Self-Service Kiosks Due To Minimum Wage Increases



As D.C. District Court Judge Rosemary Collyer explained in an opinion last fall, Section 1402 of the law “requires insurers to reduce the cost of insurance to certain, eligible statutory beneficiaries,” and the “federal government then offsets the added costs to insurance companies by reimbursing them with funds from the Treasury.”  This section stated that cost-sharing offsets must be funded by annual appropriations. But the House has never appropriated funds for Section 1402, so it argued that the administration violated Article I, Section 9, Clause 7 of the Constitution, which provides that “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law.”


Collyer, appointed by President George W. Bush, is allowing the program to continue, pending an appeal from the Department of Justice.  So if Democrats were to win in November and take over the House in January, they very well and, in fact, I think probably would decide to do whatever they could to get the case dismissed and then withdraw the claim,” he told The Daily Signal.



(http://www.conventionofstates.com/problem.) The U.S. Senate’s first spending bill of 2016 allocates $261 million more than President Barack Obama requested and lacks significant conservative amendments, but it still sailed to passage Thursday in the Republican-led chamber.  An overwhelming number of senators on both sides of the aisle approved the energy and water development appropriations bill, by a vote of 90-8. Conservatives had objected to the higher spending levels and lack of policy riders in the weeks leading up to the vote.



Formerly a bastion of industry and innovation – our nation has become indolent and dependent, awash in excuses and double standards.  Enabling this ongoing cultural deterioration are our own rogue governments. These reckless “thugocracies” insist on imposing equal outcomes for newly created categories of “oppressed” peoples – all at the expense of our prosperity, our liberty and our safety.   (Trump funded Democrap) Terry McAuliffe – the former national Democratic party chairman – is unilaterally allowing 200,000 felons to vote in future elections, even though his action is expressly prohibited by the state’s constitution.  Motivating McAuliffe’s decision? Two words: Hillary Clinton.  In 2008, Barack Obama won Virginia by 234,000 votes. Four years later, his margin slipped to 150,000 votes. The following year, McAuliffe staved off Republican Ken Cuccinelli in the state’s gubernatorial election by a mere 56,000 votes.  Democrats are desperate to reverse this trend – and permitting 200,000 felons to cast their ballots in November should do the trick. Showing no respect for the law, these aspiring totalitarians do as they please – knowing they can buy off or bury their enemies using their plundered resources


Amazon.com CEO Jeff Bezos, who is also a Democratic Party donor and controls a personal investment firm that owns the Washington Post, now has an army of 20 newspaper staffers to scour Donald Trump’s life for any dirt they can find on the presumptive GOP nominee.