Friday, June 23, 2017

Things To Consider 4

Target's corporate leadership probably regrets they succumbed to Obama's stupid and irresponsible declaration that men could enter female restrooms.   Their subsequent problems continue.   https://www.afa.net/activism/action-alerts/2017/06/woman-violated-inside-target-store-i-feel-really-scared-right-now/ 

Still think the Democrat party is filled with good people?  Read this.   Quote: "A day after a group of Republican congressmen were shot at by a Democratic activist in Virginia, severely wounding Rep. Steve Scalise, R-La., a GOP congressional candidate has been targeted along with her neighbors by threatening letters calling her a “dirty fascist” and containing a suspicious white-powder substance.  The letters and substance were sent to the Roswell, Georgia, home of Karen Handel, who is running for the District 6 open House seat against Democrat Jon Ossoff. The packages were also sent to several of her neighbors’ homes and to Fox 5 News, the local Fox affiliate in Atlanta, where hazmat inspectors were called in and were on scene most of the afternoon Thursday." http://www.wnd.com/2017/06/fbi-investigating-death-threats-against-gop-house-candidate/    More.  http://www.libertyheadlines.com/no-pause-left-wing-intimidation-conservatives-post-alexandria/?    I call this evil.   http://www.libertyheadlines.com/online-shopping-biz-etsy-allows-sale-severed-head-pinatas-trump-conway/?  And yet more.  It goes from the party leadership on down.   http://conservativetribune.com/sanders-condemns-shooting-but/? 

This is a leftist doing what leftist do.  But the former governor of New Hampshire would have none of it.  He corrected the twisted words the CNN host tried to use over and over again.  Is seems as if truth is a lost attribute for those on the political left.  It is true that those on the political right try to make things go their way, too.  But, current day leftists are simply going over the top.  Quote: "If you watch closely, you can see CNN’s Camerota attempting to put words in Trump’s mouth that he didn’t say. Sununu is too smart for Camerota, and he corrects her — multiple times. This clip is actually a perfect example of how the media takes an action or words from President Trump and tries to spin them to the benefit of Democrats and globalists."  And, "... if Comey had a problem with President Trump’s apparent intentions, why didn’t he confront the president head-on at the time they were meeting? As Sununu suggests, this lack of action on Comey’s part could be interpreted as an attempt to entrap and ensnare the president, rather than cautioning him on his behavior."    http://patrioticviralnews.com/articles/republican-pundit-says-what-were-all-thinking-about-comeys-testimony/

What a difference the current administration has made.  Quote: "Damn, it is refreshing to see our government officials talking sense when it comes to illegal immigration. The media, the Democrats, and the Obama administration were – and are – so far outside the realm of sanity on this issue that it’s almost shocking when you hear the acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement telling Congress that if illegal immigrants are afraid of being deported…that’s a GOOD thing. That’s how it’s SUPPOSED to be. Of course, it will probably be only a matter of time before La Raza and Univision are calling for Thomas Homan to resign in disgrace. After all, the man in charge of deporting illegal immigrants should be ashamed of himself for even holding such a job, not taking pride in it. “If you’re in this country illegally and you committed a crime by being in this country, you should be uncomfortable, you should look over your shoulder. You need to be worried,” Homan told the House Appropriations Committee on Tuesday. “No population is off the table.”   http://www.fixthisnation.com/conservative-breaking-news/ice-director-illegals-afraid-deportation-good/   This is a stark difference from Obama's administration which invited illegals into the country, protected them once here, forced citizen taxpayers to fund their needs, ignored the crimes committed by many and the costs/problems exacted on local communities to house them and provide law enforcement, schools, and medical facilities and medical practitioner services.

This is a prime example of the dirty politics played by Democrats across the board.  It is unacceptable behavior.  http://www.westernjournalism.com/jeff-flakes-primary-opponent-blames-technical-mix-tasteless-campaign-email-alexandria-shooting/?   I would not vote for someone willing to do what she did for the position of dog catcher, much less a federal representative.   Here's more unacceptable leftist antics.  http://www.libertyheadlines.com/leftist-violence-reaches-nadir-assassination-attempt-gop-lawmakers/?
Even as the president tries to facilitate healing in the wake of the shooting of five republicans the left continues its ugly behavior.  Simply unbelievable the uncivilized ugliness that now consumes the political left.    http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jun/15/congressional-staffers-boo-trump-unity-baseball-ga/    An ugly mannered Democrat.   http://conservativetribune.com/disrespects-victims-va-shooter/?  
This is an example of the travesty of Democrat controlled states and cities and their too often record of poor management practices, inefficient and ineffective use of taxpayer funds.    http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-15/

The liberal education system and mainstream media have propagandized far too many students and citizens into being mindless mouthpieces for their leftist agenda.  These uninformed and snarky comments prove the point.  Quote: "It didn’t even take an hour before liberals on Twitter began their partisan snark regarding the attack on GOP members of Congress this Wednesday morning as they gathered in Alexandria for baseball practice."  And, " Regardless of the political motivations of the shooter, it’s clear that the political Left will use the attack to promote their agenda to restrict gun ownership in America – despite that known fact that the majority of mass shootings in America have been committed by Liberals."   http://www.libertynewsnow.com/liberals-praise-rep-steve-scalise-shooting-gop-baseball-practice-shout-calls-gun-control/article7259

Wonder what leftist transgender advocates think of this liberal lesbian refuting the fact that gender can be changed?  Is she a bigot, a transphobic, or what?   Quote: "In an interview with The Weekly Standard, writer Camille Paglia, who has never been afraid of confrontation (she identified herself publicly as a lesbian in the 1960’s) had some strong comments about trangenderism, saying, “The cold biological truth is that sex changes are impossible.”    http://www.dailywire.com/news/17591/feminist-camille-paglia-transgenderism-cold-hank-berrien?   It would be a good thing if everyone agreed with her.  Biological facts are biological facts, period.

If you are pro-Islam refugee then consider this item.  It may change your mind.   Quote: "The piece, titled “My Hometown is Gone,” was written in response to the recent increase in refugee numbers and was designed to “convey what it is like living in an Islamizing area,” according to Loretta.  “I’m from the Utica, N.Y., area. Utica is the city nicknamed by the UN ‘the city that loves refugees!’ Soon every American city will be a city that loves refugees! Get ready!” the piece begins sarcastically. “So I would like to tell you what it is like living in an area where the major city is about 25 percent (or more) refugee, mainly Muslim.”  And. "In an interview with WND, Pamela Geller, editor-in-chief of the Geller Report and president of the American Freedom Defense Initiative, said Trump “has tried to stop this from happening but has been repeatedly blocked by leftist activist courts that are bent on globalization, the destruction of borders, and the destruction of the nation-state.” “They are bent on keeping America on a path that will only bring civil strife and bloodshed on a massive scale – and sooner than anyone expects,” Geller said."     http://www.wnd.com/2017/06/city-of-utica-gone-because-of-refugee-flood/

This leading member of the Catholic Church takes on the Pope for his liberal leanings and attitude towards Muslims.  Quote: "A Jesuit scholar with expertise in Islam is explaining why Muslims are terroristic and is warning members of his faith not to be taken in by the “liberal-left ideology” that advocates “tolerance” and “concessions.”  The verdict and warning comes from Egyptian Greek Melkite Jesuit Father Henri Boulad, who was interviewed by the National Catholic Register.  First, the reason for the terrorism is simple, said Boulad, 85, whose relative, Father Samir Khalil Samir, also is a Jesuit scholar of Islam.  The Quran orders Muslims to inflict “terror.”  He cites specific instructions from Islam’s holy book, such as Quran 8:12, which instructs, “Terrorize and behead those who believe in scriptures other than the Quran” and Quran 8:60, which states, “Muslims must muster all weapons to terrorize the infidels.”
In “Stop the Islamization of America: A Practical Guide to the Resistance,” renowned activist Pamela Geller offers proven, practical guidance on how freedom lovers can stop jihadist initiatives in local communities.  In addition, Quran 2:191 states, “Kill the unbelievers wherever you find them,” 9:123 says, “Make war on the infidels living in your neighborhood” and 9:5 states, “When opportunity arises, kill the infidels wherever you catch them.”    http://www.wnd.com/2017/06/jesuit-scholar-explains-why-islam-is-terroristic/

Things To Consider 3

The above items suggest that our country faces serious problems.  The mainstream media, liberal Democrats, leftist elitists and others have so polluted the political atmosphere the sickness now consuming the political left extends to all corners of the country.  In order for that to change the DC swamp must be drained.  The head of the snake are the elitist who occupy the DC swamp.  Leftist anti-Trump alligators are itching to take him out.  The FBI and deep state collusion against the president is continuing.  This is a clear and present danger.   https://www.teaparty.org/report-acting-fbi-director-mccabe-key-behind-mueller-comey-scheme-potus-244625/   This item raises serious questions in regard to the credibility of former Director of the FBI Comey.  According to this piece his record is spotty at best.    http://www.americanlibertyreport.com/articles/james-comeys-obsession-with-obstruction-charges-revealed/   He has had a habit of protecting liberal left interests no matter the facts.

Another element of the DC swamp needing serious attention is the CIA.  There are plenty of reasons why it should be abolished.  This piece just provides a top level view. Quote: "The process of abolition is actually easy to understand in theory, but it is far from an easy matter in practice because it involves some serious changes in the status quo and the enlightenment of many people. The CIA depends strongly on legislation from Congress that created it in 1947. The CIA depends upon the funding by Congress, the amount being kept secret. Committees in Congress monitor the CIA. They’d stand up for it, by and large. Because the Congress brought forth the CIA and has funded it, a fight to abolish the CIA is primarily a fight against Congress. The way to fight that fight is to go over the heads of Congress to the American people; and the way to do that is by publicizing every possible fact about the CIA. This has to be done fairly and squarely, and that means undoing the secrecy in which the CIA hides its activities.  Secrecy sustains the CIA. To abolish it, it is essential that a president inform the public of every bad thing that the CIA has ever done, even as ordered by past presidents and endorsed by past Congressmen. Their connections have to be made known. Many documents need to be declassified. Many secrets have to be made public. This is going to ruffle a great many people who’ve been in power, because their reputations will undergo reappraisals. Certainly, all documents relating to the Kennedy assassination should be immediately declassified and so should documents relating to 9/11. But that’s only a very small part of what needs to be declassified. If all of this seems unlikely, it is. But suggesting it serves a purpose. It shows how far away from where we the people stand are those in power who purport to represent us."    https://www.lewrockwell.com/lrc-blog/hasnt-cia-abolished/

This deals with the implications of  Democrat's vitriolic language and behavior.   http://www.westernjournalism.com/todays-attack-republican-lawmakers-foreseeable-outcome-democrats-vitriol/   This item adds celebrities and media to the mix and suggests that their vitriolic language inciting violence needs to be prosecuted.    http://eaglerising.com/44806/all-celebrities-and-media-advocating-violence-and-murder-must-be-prosecuted/   If  you want to see just how demented the Democrats are, please watch this video of Congresswoman Maxine Waters riling up a crowd calling for Trump's impeachment.  Notably absent from her rant is any reason whatever that such a charge is warranted.  The left has gone insane.    http://rightwingvideos.com/maxine-waters-runs-onstage-ranted-about-trump-then-something-insane-happened/

In follow-up to the previous item, this one provides a partial list of the unethical and irresponsible behavior so many on the political left are either conducting or condoning.    http://www.conservativehq.com/node/25868  

The political left likes to charge Republicans and conservatives with being on the wrong side of history. But the fact is that history proves beyond any doubt that it is the political left which is routinely on the wrong side of history and is history's most prolific perpetrator of violence.    https://fee.org/articles/marxists-are-not-on-the-right-side-of-history/? 

The history of the political left is one that is filled with anarchists.  This item provides a fair accounting of something that seems to be terribly wrong with today's version of political leftists.   https://www.theburningplatform.com/2017/06/16/a-long-history-of-leftist-hatred/

The Rest.

This is a thoughtful piece building on the efficacy of a play ongoing in New York City depicting the assassination of President TrumpThe concept of civility seems to be gone from our society.  Quote: "While the media is mixed on its response, the New York Times is defending the play vigorously, this display brings up an important point and one which is not being carefully discussed at length in the media or elsewhere. We have reached a point in this country and around the world where violence has replaced metered civil discourse. We are no longer societies of educated and interested citizens willing to listen to someone else’s viewpoint without retaliating against them in violence and open displays of hatred."  And,  "This is the important question we should be asking. Leaders represent the views of the people who vote for them. We have a framework in this country for the peaceful transition of power and we have enshrined such civil rights as the right to peaceful protest and removal from office by vote. The founders knew there would be people of varying political sentiment living in America. Their design was not for open acts of violence to represent how opposing political viewpoints are viewed."   https://fee.org/articles/we-are-at-the-crossroads-between-violence-and-tolerance/?

American and global civil discourse is at a crossroads. We can either accept that violence will rule how we interact with others both behind the protection of our computer screens or openly in the public square or we can decide to reign in intolerance in the name of tolerance.  Once these types of acts become mainstream it is not long before societies devolve into anarchy. Liberty minded individuals know the power of civil public discourse and education. That is how we spread the ideals of freedom. We must start championing these values. We need to end the violence and hatred before a despot decides to end it for us."   https://fee.org/articles/we-are-at-the-crossroads-between-violence-and-tolerance/?

What this senator left out is much more important that what she said.  The fact is that Obamacare is dying and people are being harmed by it for a whole lot of reasons.  Not only that she did not tell the people that she is a political animal that lies for her liberal/progressive causes every chance she gets.  In this case it is one great big whopper of a lie.  Quote: "Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren called the House GOP's plan to repeal and replace parts of the Affordable Care Act a "cruel" way to enrich the wealthy and cut insurance from many Americans.  "Trumpcare isn't a health care bill. A bill that destroys health care for millions to shovel cash to the rich isn't a health care bill," Warren tweeted.  "This is the same cruel Trumpcare bill that @HouseGOP tried to pass weeks ago. Still strips coverage from millions & guts Medicaid," she added. Warren added that too many Republicans are treating the bill like it's a game.  "This isn't football. It's not about scoring points. #AHCA will devastate Americans' healthcare. Families will go bankrupt. People will die," she tweeted." http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/elizabeth-warren-on-house-gop-healthcare-plan-people-will-die/article/2622146    Democrats levy such emotionally laden charges against Republicans as a matter of routine because they must deflect the public's attention away from their ever recurring blunders.  So they lie to convince the public that their failures are really roaring successes.  Obama, Hillary, Chuck, Nancy and Elizabeth are experts at such unethical tactics.

But to be sure the Republican healthcare bill is not the right solution either.  The right solution is to get the government out of any management position of the nation's health care system. Health care works best when it is conducted between the health care provider and the patient.  Government involvement is bad medicine for both.  Government run healthcare with entitlements is just another version of Obamacare.  Maybe better, maybe not.  Senator Rand Paul, a medical doctor, has the credentials to speak on this subject.  Read his comments on the current version of the Republican plan.  Quote: "Sen. Rand PaulRand PaulOvernight Healthcare: GOP brushes off Trump calling health bill 'mean' | Big decision for insurers | Trump order on drug pricing in the worksRussian sanctions bill faces uncertain path in HouseOvernight Finance: Senate passes Russian sanctions deal | White House divided on debt limit strategy | Budget office wages 'war on waste' | Trump expected to tighten Cuba rulesMORE (R-Ky.) sharply criticized central elements of the emerging Senate Republican healthcare bill on Thursday, indicating that he will vote against it unless dramatic changes are made.  Paul denounced as “new entitlements” two core elements of the Republican bill in both the House and Senate: a refundable tax credit to help people buy insurance and a “stabilization fund” of money to help bring down premiums.  “I think we shouldn't have new entitlements that will go on forever in a Republican plan to fix healthcare,” Paul told a small group of reporters. “We can't pay for what we already have: Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.” Asked if he would vote “no,” Paul said: “What I'm telling them is if they get to an impasse, come talk to me, because I'm more than willing to vote for a partial repeal if I can't get complete repeal, but I'm not willing to vote for new Republican entitlement programs.”  Paul is perhaps the strongest voice of opposition to the emerging direction of the bill so far."    http://thehill.com/policy/healthcare/337970-rand-paul-denounces-new-entitlements-in-emerging-health-bill

Things To Consider 2

This item serves as an interesting follow-on to the previous item.  The editor of the University of Alabama's school newspaper wrote in an oped that "If you are white are probably racist."  I do not know what race the editor is but it does not matter because she is probably a racist, too.  Anyone who has the audacity to make such a statement is certainly filled with hatred towards whites otherwise she would never utter such a foolish statement.  I feed sorry for people who project racial hatred on others.  They need to reconcile their own feelings before making a declaration about others regardless of race.    http://www.libertynewsnow.com/school-paper-declares-white-racist/article7325   My thinking is that people of the left like making provocative statements like this to make themselves look good.  The truth is the progressive action plan built on Marxism tactic seeks to divide the races and other groups to create conflict.  Conflict they hope will result in replacing democratic principles embodied in the Constitution with communist principles.

Another item regarding the plight black Americans face.  This one deals with crime.  The author of this piece cites another  author who misrepresent factually the statistics in an effort to place blame on whites for the conditions of blacks.  Some truth may exist but based on the analysis and discussion provided it is more of an attempt to excuse blacks that dealing with the issues honestly. Quote: "Author of 18 books and numerous articles, clergyman, preacher, winner of the American Book Award, ubiquitous television and radio personality, regular college lecturer, Georgetown sociology professor Michael Eric Dyson is a go-to man on race issues. Dyson’s new book, Tears We Cannot Stop: A Sermon to White America, is cheered by Toni Morrison for its “profound cultural analysis,” and its “guidance for moral redemption.” With literary grace applied to a story of American racism that itself can reduce a person to tears, Dyson calls upon white America to accept blame for the condition of black America. Beyond that, he asks white America to draw black Americans into its bosom. How will white America respond?   An answer, I suggest, involves an issue that Dyson fails to face squarely: crime and especially black crime, and this failure, paradoxically, impedes rather than helps racial reconciliation. Why do many Americans with resources and choices live in gated communities?  Is it because they fear black crime?  By raising this crime issue himself, Dyson allows for the possibility. For Dyson, to be sure, the fear is morally wrongheaded. Black people, he begins, have no agency; crime is the product of racism and racism alone. Dyson is not altogether wrong; psychological and economic pressures cannot help but encourage socially destructive lifestyles."   And,  "As James Baldwin noted, “nothing can be changed until it is faced.” Disparate victimizer rates are a central problem. The racial crime gap must be narrowed if we are to live together harmoniously. If people like Dyson continue to place the entire burden of remediating racial distancing on whites, that remediation will not take place.  You have to be a veritable racist to agree with Dyson that crime is outside the control of the black community.  Would Dyson agree that social and economic conditions for blacks have improved by 500% in New York City since 1993?  He certainly doesn’t say so. Social development requires trust; and while black populations have good reason to not trust whites, books such as Dyson’s show that the reciprocal is also true, with all the consequences that that entails."      http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/06/a_faux_sermon_on_race_and_crime.html

This is a leftist saying that the left's violent resistance efforts needs to be more organized if they are to work. Quote: "HuffPost writer Jesse Benn tweeted Wednesday that violent resistance must be organized to work. The tweet came after a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers early Wednesday morning. The gunman shot five people: House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R., La.), two Capitol Police officers, a congressional aide, and a lobbyist. The hospital treating some of the victims released a statement that said Scalise was still in critical condition. The gunman was shot and taken to the hospital, where he later died from his injuries. Benn wrote that violent resistance needed to be organized and that individual acts of resistance were "counterproductive/ineffective," but still understandable."   http://freebeacon.com/culture/huffpost-writer-is-a-horrible-human-being/    Does anyone need more proof that the left is actively seeking to destroy Trump and those who support him.  They are quite open about it and it is an ominous omen. This is sedition.  But to hide their guilt when something bad actually happened the Huffington Post scrambled to hide the fact that one of their writers called for assassinations.   http://conservativetribune.com/huffpo-scrambles-gop-execution/?  Not convinced yet? Consider what this Democrat tells people to do. Quote: "Democratic strategist James Devine sent out a disturbing message to his followers, essentially urging them to “Hunt Republicans,” on the same day a gunman opened fire on Republican lawmakers.  According to Newsmax, Devine posted many disgusting views all over social media encouraging Democrat Americans to lash out against Republicans."    http://conservativetribune.com/dem-leader-hunt-republicans/?   Is this how most Democrats think?  If so we have a serious problem.  And, they claim to be the tolerant ones???    http://conservativetribune.com/dem-leader-hunt-republicans/?   The young Democrat socialists are getting in on the act, too. Quote: "The University of Southern Georgia’s “Young Democratic Socialists” club recently sent a suggestion to the House on how they should negotiate with Republicans...[the] club suggested House Republicans ought to be “guillotined.” They shared this in response to a sickening statement by an Art Institute of Washington professor calling for Republicans to be “lined up and shot.”   https://rightedition.com/2017/06/10/young-democratic-socialists-club-calls-beheading-republicans/  Nice people those liberal Democrats.  Leftist celebrities brush off any suggestion they have contributed to the hate emanating from the left. https://jonrappoport.wordpress.com/2017/06/15/leftist-celebs-flirt-with-violence-get-it-on-baseball-field/  And,  http://patrioticviralnews.com/articles/liberal-actor-mark-ruffalo-tells-news-stations-to-stop-hiring-white-conservatives/   This guy was only stabbed nine times because he is white and a Trump supporter.  http://www.wnd.com/2017/06/trump-supporter-stabbed-9-times-after-political-rally/     This is the type of language and behavior reminiscent of leftist actions that ultimately resulted in the tumultuous first half of the 20th century.  Let's hope we do not repeat that travesty. 

More trouble for Democrats as the DNC gets sued for corruption by Bernie Sanders.  His lawyer lays out the case.  Quote: "I would think of this as a case against the ultimate political Ponzi scheme,” Beck said of the DNC’s actions. “We are used to the concept of Ponzi schemes in the investment world. In my view, the DNC is really no different: it was purporting to be ‘selling’ a fair primary process but in reality was serving as a front for the Hillary Clinton campaign. People lost well over $200 million as a result.”  And, "Beck was confident that, if the lawsuit moved forward, more corrupt dealings would be exposed."   http://conservativetribune.com/lib-lawyer-clinton-cheating/2/   

Doesn't this look an awful lot like obstruction of justice???    Quote: "House Democrats are continuing to block testimony from about a dozen witnesses who sought to appear before the intelligence oversight panel investigating Russian interference in the 2016 election.  Congressional officials said one of the key witnesses, former informal adviser to the Trump campaign Carter Page, was scheduled to testify at a closed hearing of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence."   Does their need to prepare mean themselves or their need to prep the witnesses?   http://freebeacon.com/national-security/democrats-block-witnesses-testifying-house-intel-probe/

Liberal Democrat and Harvard lawyer Alan Dershowitz says, "Dershowitz also said he does not get the sense that the Democratic Party wants to turn the page and get back to tax reform, healthcare, or other issues.  "They are a divided party," said Dershowitz, a lifelong Democrat.  "Right now, the visible manifestation of the Democratic Party is Bernie Sanders, or Keith Ellison. The party is moving lefter and lefter and lefter, and they are not going to get the centrist Americans who they need to win in Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, if they want to turn this thing around."    http://www.newsmax.com/Politics/dershowitz-democrats-trump-crimes/2017/06/21/id/797344/?

This politician is part of the problem.  She should have long ago been recalled by her constituents.  In the face of all the available evidence to the contrary she has the audacity to say it is the Republicans who are responsible for all the problems now confronting our country.  She is an unadulterated partisan hack.   http://www.libertyheadlines.com/pelosi-rhetoric-republicans-started/?   She is an embarrassment to the House of Representatives.

Things To Consider 1

If you don't read anything else, please read this item.  It is as thoughtful, insightful and honest a piece I have read in some time.  The author's assessment of the context of our times seems well grounded.  He explains well the rancor that possesses the powers that be with the rise of Trump. It's content is clear and cogent and among the most important and relevant I have read in a very long time.  Quote: "...  Liberalism, along with norms, rules, openness, and internationalism: these ostensibly define the postwar and post-Cold War tradition of American statecraft. Allow Trump to scrap that tradition and you can say farewell to what Stewart Patrick refers to as “the global community under the rule of law” that the United States has upheld for decades.  But what does this heartwarming perspective exclude? We can answer that question with a single word: history."  And,  "My point is not to charge à la Noam Chomsky that every action undertaken by the United States government is inherently nefarious. Rather, I am suggesting that to depict postwar U.S. policy in terms employed by the pundits quoted above is to whitewash the past. Whether their motive is to deceive or merely to evade discomfiting facts is beside the point. What they are peddling belongs to the universe of alt facts. To characterize American statecraft as “liberal internationalism” is akin to describing the business of Hollywood as “artistic excellence.”  And,  "Prior to Trump’s arrival on the scene, few members of the foreign-policy elite, now apparently smitten with norms, fancied that the United States was engaged in creating any such order. America’s purpose was not to promulgate rules but to police an informal empire that during the Cold War encompassed the “Free World” and became more expansive still once the Cold War ended. The pre-Trump Kagan, writing in 2012, neatly summarizes that view:  The existence of the American hegemon has forced all other powers to exercise unusual restraint, curb normal ambitions, and avoid actions that might lead to the formation of a U.S.-led coalition of the kind that defeated Germany twice, Japan once, and the Soviet Union, more peacefully, in the Cold War. Leave aside the dubious assertions and half-truths contained within that sentence and focus on its central claim: the United States as a hegemon that forces other nations to bend to its will. Strip away the blather about rules and norms and here you come to the essence of what troubles Kagan and others who purport to worry about the passing of “liberal internationalism.” Their concern is not that Trump won’t show adequate respect for rules and norms. What has them all in a lather is that he appears disinclined to perpetuate American hegemony."  And,  "The desperate exercise in historical revisionism that now credits the United States with having sought all along to create a global community under the rule of law represents that establishment’s response to the heresies Trump has been spouting (and tweeting) since his famous ride down the escalator at Trump Tower. Yet in reclassifying yesterday’s hegemon as today’s promulgator and respecter of norms, members of that establishment perpetrate a fraud. Whether Americans, notably gullible when it comes to history, will fall for this charade remains to be seen. Thus far at least, Trump himself, who probably knows a thing or two about snake-oil salesmen, shows little inclination to take the bait."  And,  "The world has changed in fundamental ways. So too has the United States. Those changes require that the principles guiding U.S. policy also change accordingly.  However ill-suited by intellect, temperament, and character for the office he holds, Trump has seemingly intuited the need for such change. In this regard, if in none other, I’m with the Donald.  But note the irony. Trump may come closer to full-fledged historical illiteracy than any president since Warren G. Harding. Small wonder then that his rejection of the mythic past long employed to preempt serious debate regarding U.S. policy gives fits to the perpetrators of those myths."   http://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-global-order-myth/

This is what happens when leftists control governments.  They decide what is right and what is wrong and what and who to punish.  It has happened over and over again throughout history.  It starts small but grows to disastrous levels.  Quote: "According to German law, social media users face up to five years in prison for “inciting racial hatred,” even if no physical violence is committed. “Meanwhile, Islamists mow down people with cars and trucks at Christmas markets in Germany,” said Paul Nehlen, who recently announced he will challenge House Speaker Paul Ryan in Wisconsin’s 1st congressional district primary in 2018. “It’s madness. German authorities are backing their own citizens into a corner with these types of draconian measures. When did Germany become Cuba, jailing people for political dissent? I’ve heard some of the never-Trumper crowd in the U.S. and in Europe refer to German Chancellor Angela Merkel as the new leader of the free world. I wonder how those jailed German citizens living under Merkel’s jack-boot feel about her ‘free-world leadership.'”    http://www.wnd.com/2017/06/german-police-raid-36-homes-for-hateful-social-media-posts/     It is a well established fact that our political leftists are the ones inciting racial hatred (among other things) but accuse members of the political right as being the guilty parties.  That is picking and choosing using their own reasoning to create a class of unacceptable people who fail to meet liberal/progressive standards.  An example was when  Hillary Clinton declared during the presidential campaign that Trump followers were nothing but "a basket of irretrievable deplorables." This is a consequence of the long standing liberal/progressivism's political correctness movement, which is nothing more than their application of the Marxist tactic of creating the conditions for discontent by using propaganda to divide people into conflicting groups.  The purpose is to create chaos so they can declare they have the solutions to the problems people are demanding.  Problems they "claim" were created by those deplorables.  Their fix is nothing more than yet another run at applying their socialistic solutions which "always" end up in disaster. Venezuela is the latest example.  Having no understanding of history or evidence they go full bore with their "get rid of Trump movement" which is filled with hatred of people who do not agree with them and their socialistic ideals.  Consequently their goal is to get rid of him so they can "fix" the very problems their socialistic policies/programs have created over the past 100 years or so.   http://www.wnd.com/2017/06/german-police-raid-36-homes-for-hateful-social-media-posts/ 

This piece deals with hard core facts that some may for emotional reasons dispute but the facts are there and cannot be erased.  Quote: "I was not always sick of the misbehavior of blacks. In the now infinitely remote early Sixties, when I was a student in the last all-white class in Virginia’s rural King George High–graduated ‘64–integration was just beginning.  To the  extent that I thought about race, the question was abstract, a matter of moral principles, of  ideals and fairness, unrelated to an actual people with actual characteristics who might not integrate well. Blacks had been mistreated. If given the opportunity they would rise and join American civilization. That they might not occurred only to those with experience, which did not include me. When my parents, wiser than I–if it is possible to be wiser than a seventeen-year-old–said that integration would not work. I didn’t believe them.  Time went by, and it didn’t work. Trouble began. Blacks became hostile, demanding this and demanding that. Neighborhoods became dangerous. Schools, newly mixed, encountered The Gap, intractable and immortal, that is the heart and cause of our racial disaster.  The riots arrived. Racial attacks on whites became common, covered up by the media. This censorship possible in the days before the internet.  The country began, though I didn’t recognize it at the time, as neither did the country, treating blacks as a different category of humanity who could not be expected to obey the laws and rules or the expectations of civility."   And,  "Dependence on whites is the backbone of black culture. Free breakfast for their children, free lunches, subsidized housing, free housing, AFDC, affirmative action, racial quotas, waivers. Nobody, not blacks, not whites, not the most dewy-eyed liberal expects blacks ever to live without charity from whites. Don’t believe me? Ask an ardent civil-libertarian when he expects blacks to have caught up and not need affirmative action. Never. It is just another entitlement. Whah mah free stuff?  Political correctness ensures that we cannot even talk about the problem. If  you suggest that blacks stop shooting each other, you are a racist. If you suggest that they study, you are a racist. If you suggest they get married before reproducing, you are a racist. It will continue until either America slowly deflates or hell breaks loose."   https://www.theburningplatform.com/2017/06/15/oncoming-racial-doom-the-clash-of-cultures/    The truth in this piece will be denied by some progressive liberals and Democrats.  That is their reflexive emotions at work.  If only they would examine all the things done by the political left to "fix" the black "problem" they would see that they have actually made things worse.  Facts are there for all to see. The left's coddling efforts only made far too many blacks dependent on government support funded by taxpayers.  The truth is blacks never needed hand outs.  They needed respect and opportunity.  Blacks who have risen above the plight of dependence proves the political left/progressive policies have in effect enslaved blacks (and others too) to dependence on tax payer funded government "hand out" programs.  Those who rejected the hand outs and worked to make something of themselves have self pride and accomplishments to be proud of.  However, there is little incentive for those comfortable with and reliant on hand outs to develop pride or independence or accomplish anything. Why should they?  Government is there to take care of them.  Freebees have robbed far too many of the opportunity to be self sustaining and self respecting free individuals. Hence, the culture that has set in is that they have a "right" to the fruits of the labor of others. We owe them. How will they get food and shelter and meet their other needs if taxpayers via government mandates do not provide for them? That is their unfortunate mindset but nonetheless is a fact. The consequence is that we now have what we have, a permanent class of government dependents. A really big problem created by the political left's foolish array of freebee programs. Another fact is that cowardly members of both political parties afraid to upset members of the freebee community for political reasons sustained and even expanded the charade also for selfish political purposes, not caring about the harm done to both taxpayers and eventually to freebee recipients (when the freebees stop coming) .  The consequence?  Flawed good intentions resulted in a welfare state which now requires more "freebee" program funding each and every year to just keep the horribly mistaken and corrosive programs afloat. In the end the whole charade will collapse because tax payer ability to provide necessary funding will eventually end.  Chaos will ensue.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

US on track to reduce CO2 emissions even without Paris accord

One of the dirty little secrets of the global warming hysterics who went off the deep end when President Trump withdrew from the Paris climate deal is that even without the agreement, the United States will reduce its carbon dioxide emissions and meet the voluntary goals set by the accords.
The fact is, that the US has been reducing its carbon emissions for more than a decade without government mandates. The free market has driven industry to find alternatives to coal as it became more expensive. And the fracking revolution has created a glut of natural gas supplies - a fossil fuel that burns cleaner than coal or oil.
With the dust of the decision settling, analysts have taken a closer look and say it’s still possible, though difficult, for the U.S. to meet the goal of the Paris deal even without being a signatory.
Federal data show the U.S. is already well over one-third of its way toward meeting that pledge, with net emissions in 2015 down more than 11 percent compared with 2005. Even without a comprehensive federal strategy to reduce emissions, other factors could continue the downward trend.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/06/us_on_track_to_reduce_co2_emissions_even_without_paris_accord.html#ixzz4kkMTMUN0 

Democrats’ $32-million Man Loses in Georgia

The Democrats went down to Georgia, looking for a seat to steal. It sounds like a Charlie Daniels song, but instead of Johnny they ran into Republican Karen Handel, who defeated Democrat hopeful Jon Ossoff (shown) in yesterday’s special election in the Peach State.
The Democrats had hoped to flip the seat, previously held by Republican Tom Price, who vacated it to become the secretary of health and human services. But while a close race was expected, Handel ended up winning cleanly by six points, 53 to 47 percent.
It was a high-profile contest, cast as a referendum on President Trump; in April, New York magazine even called the 30-year-old neophyte Ossoff the “Trump-Hate Weather Vane.” As such, both sides devoted tremendous resources, making the congressional race history’s most expensive — by a $20 million margin.
Approximately $32 million of the race’s total $56.7 million cost was spent by Democrats (note: Different sources provide different figures), with copious out-of-state money pouring in. It turned out to be the best loss money could buy.
This certainly is the Democrats’ talking point. The sixth district is a red one, and “Ben Ray Luján, the chairman of the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, which spent about $5 million on the race, pointed out that Ossoff ‘vastly outperform[ed]’ past Democrats who tried to take the district,” wrote Vice News.

Obama NSC Advisor Susan Rice’s Unmasking Material is at Obama Library

Judicial Watch today announced that the National Security Council (NSC) on May 23, 2017, informed it by letter that the materials regarding the unmasking by Obama National Security Advisor Susan Rice of “the identities of any U.S. citizens associated with the Trump presidential campaign or transition team” have been removed to the Obama Library.
The NSC will not fulfill an April 4 Judicial Watch request for records regarding information relating to people “who were identified pursuant to intelligence collection activities.”
The agency also informed Judicial Watch that it would not turn over communications with any Intelligence Community member or agency concerning the alleged Russian involvement in the 2016 presidential election; the hacking of DNC computers; or the suspected communications between Russia and Trump campaign/transition officials. Specifically, the NSC told Judicial Watch:
Documents from the Obama administration have been transferred to the Barack Obama Presidential Library.  You may send your request to the Obama Library.  However, you should be aware that under the Presidential Records Act, Presidential records remain closed to the public for five years after an administration has left office.
http://www.judicialwatch.org/press-room/press-releases/judicial-watch-obama-nsc-advisor-susan-rices-unmasking-material-obama-library/