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Disruptor in Chief
Friday, June 23rd, 2017 | Author:

This is why Trump was elected to office… somebody who was going to work to make things different in Washington DC:

This president won the White House because he was a disruptor. Perhaps more importantly, Americans supporting the president expect the swamp to be drained. People who put Trump in the White House expect disruption, not caution. People working for the president in federal agencies should let that soak in a bit.

Source: Mr. President, Meet Avner Shapiro: Saboteur From the DOJ Swamp

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Why is Europe So Progressive?
Friday, June 09th, 2017 | Author:

I can’t verify this claim, but if it’s true it certainly explains a lot:

What do Germany’s Angela Merkel, France’s Emmanuel Macron, Italy’s Paolo Gentiloni, Great Britain’s Theresa May, Holland’s Mark Rutte, Sweden’s Stefan Löfven, Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon, and the European Commission’s Jean-Claude Juncker all have in common?

The first is they are all leaders of nations/regions now suffering terrible Islamic extremism brought about by open-border immigration policies that they continue to support and demand be allowed.

The second is that none of them have children or grandchildren.

Source: DCWhispers.com

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Modern Journalism has No Scruples
Wednesday, June 07th, 2017 | Author:

Another useful commentary from Victor Davis Hanson where he talks about the Crude News Network (previously known as the Communist News Network):

The present generation of journalists and reporters tends to believe that just conveying the news no longer offers ample venue for their unappreciated talents, celebrity status, and deserved political influence. As a result, they often massage coverage to find relevance as makers, not mere deliverers, of news. Like many academics, writers, and intellectuals of our bicoastal elite landscapes, they are naturally self-described idealists and left-of-center both politically and culturally.

CNN is merely the news façade of televised culture in general, as characterized by the obscene references to Trump fellatio and incest by celebrities or reporters like Stephen Colbert, Bill Maher, and Julia Joffe. 

CNN has no real norms about making rather than reporting news because in our age of fake news, JournoList, the Wikileaks trove, and Washington political/media power marriages there are no recognized ethical boundaries any more in journalism.

Source: Our Crude News Network 

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The US Constitution is not based on Socialism
Friday, June 02nd, 2017 | Author:

If you understand anything about global politics, you realize that this ‘climate change’ clap trap is a convenient ruse to redistribute money from hard working people while centralizing government control over everything.  This Paris Agreement was an Obama farce and our US constitution does not allow for entering into treaties without the consent of Congress…  Thank goodness that Trump had the foresight to pull the USA out of this calamity.

From the Foundation for Economic Education:

This rhetorical trick reveals all you need to know about the desperate manipulation the climate planners are willing to engage in to realize their plot regardless of popular and justified skepticism concerning their regulatory and redistributionist policies.

And what are the specifics of that agenda? The Paris Agreement is a “voluntary” agreement because its architects knew it would never pass the US Senate as a treaty. Why? Because the idea of the agreement is that the US government’s regulatory agencies would impose extreme mandates on its energy sector: how it should work, what kinds of emissions it should produce, the best ways to power our lives (read: not fossil fuels), and hand over to developing world regimes billions and even trillions of dollars in aid, a direct and ongoing forcible transfer of wealth from American taxpayers to regimes all over the world, at the expense of American freedom and prosperity.

And you wonder why many people have doubts about it.

And now the money-quote:

The Paris Agreement is no different in its epistemological conceit than Obamacare, the war on drugs, nation-building, universal schooling, or socialism itself. They are all attempts to subvert the capacity of society to manage itself on behalf of the deluded dreams of a few people with power and their lust for controlling social and economic outcomes.

By Any Means Necessary?
Friday, May 26th, 2017 | Author:

The Leftists in America are becoming unhinged:

Churchill said Fascism would take root in the West under the guise of anti-Fascism…

My real concern here is the rise of the radical left – those people who believe that their cause is so good that it justifies any means.  It’s a rapidly growing idea and movement with a campaign to harass, intimidate, and threaten anyone who dares disagree with it.  This is the type of reactionary stuff that portends a shift toward tyranny.

Source: The Devil in One Generation

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Obamagate vs Watergate
Friday, May 26th, 2017 | Author:

Update

It’s interesting that none of the mainstream media outlets has elected to say a word about this emerging story:

A new report by Circa News details how the National Security Agency under former President Barack Obama routinely spied on Americans, violating their privacy protections and the agency’s own database safeguards.

On Monday, Circa also reported that under Director John Brennan the CIA became the largest consumer of unmasked intelligence on Americans of all of the intelligence agencies, even though its charter prohibits it from spying on U.S. citizens.

 

May 7, 2017

I suppose we shouldn’t be surprised that the mainstream media is ignoring this story.   Nevertheless, Sheryl Attkinsson has done a nice job putting together the timeline of the Obama administration’s involvement in the unlawful targeting of Americans.

 

April 6, 2017

Is this a surprise to anyone?

The Rice story strengthens the assessment that for eight years, Obama and his associates weaponized the federal government to wage a political war against their domestic political opponents in a manner that is simply unprecedented.

 

April 2, 2017

The emerging story about the Obama administration, and its use of the federal bureaucracy to spy on Republicans, is going to make Watergate seem like child’s play.  Naturally, there is nothing but obfuscation and diversion being played by the mainstream media and the Democrats:

Once you wave away all the smoke created by our dishonest media, the story of this past week was pretty simple. The Trump-Russia-Conspiracy narrative is falling apart. The Obama-Spied-on-his-Political-Opposition narrative is coming together

But in a stunning piece of video, a former Obama official who went on to advise the Hillary Clinton campaign essentially confirmed that she was urging the previous administration to abuse intelligence on the Trump people. Evelyn Farkas, former deputy assistant secretary of defense, told Mika Brzezinski earlier this month: “I was urging my former colleagues and, frankly speaking, the people on the Hill, it was more actually aimed at telling the Hill people, get as much information as you can, get as much intelligence as you can, before President Obama leaves the administration. Because I had a fear that somehow that information would disappear with the senior [Obama] people who left, so it would be hidden away in the bureaucracy. That the Trump folks – if they found out how we knew what we knew about… the Trump staff dealing with Russians – that they would try to compromise those sources and methods, meaning we no longer have access to that intelligence.”

Source: Obama Spied, Media Lied

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Civility in Political Discourse
Monday, May 22nd, 2017 | Author:

A quote worth remembering… from Glenn Reynolds:

The lefties will miss civil society when it’s gone.

Source: Instapundit

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Affirmative Action vs Meritocracy
Monday, May 08th, 2017 | Author:

I’ve explained to many a person, that our culture is still enamored with false pretenses and virtue signaling (also known as Political Correctness). Unfortunately, many day-to-day decisions at universities, government, and other large organizations have very little to do with considering merit.  A good example is the reduction of staff at ESPN:

ESPN NFL reporter Ed Werder, one of the most prominent faces among the layoffs last month, said in a podcast that he heard quality of work would not be a consideration when employees were let go. He lamented that “it seemed to me that quality work should be the only consideration.” Not in this America, the one ruled by social-media perception and dismissive of the real world.

Source: How a Gawker-Affiliated Website Made ESPN Politically Correct

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Are Democrats and Republicans the Same?
Tuesday, May 02nd, 2017 | Author:

I often say that most Republicans are the same as Democrats, except they proclaim that “we can run big Government more efficiently”… I’ll give credit here to Rush Limbaugh when he confronted Vice President Pence about the recent Federal budget that supports big Government:

“If this is what happens, Mr. Vice President, why vote Republican?… What is the point of voting Republican if the Democrats are gonna continue to win practically 95 percent of their objectives, such as in this last budget deal?”

Source: Rush Limbaugh grills Mike Pence on budget

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Who are the Bad Guys?
Tuesday, May 02nd, 2017 | Author:

Who knows? Perhaps there is still hope in the world… a writer in the Chicago Tribute has observed the obvious:

For years, the left has warned that it would be conservatives who would take away people’s basic rights like the right to free speech… The end of American liberty would come at the hands of the political right. Conservatives would take away our right to speak our minds, and use the power of government to silence dissent…

But the lie is obvious now, isn’t it?

Because it is not conservatives who coerced today’s young people or made them afraid of ideas that challenge them. Conservatives did not shame people into silence, or send thugs out on college campuses to beat down those who wanted to speak.

The left did all that.

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