Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Items of Interest 2

This item suggests that ISIS is targeting Christians for slaughter.

The Democrat furor over the Republicans using the nuclear option to approve the appointment of Gorsuch to the supreme court was just another Democrat temper tantrum.  Their history in the Senate is far less than stellar.  This former Democrat leader of the senate says so in this piece.  Quote: "Yet, as Democrats and liberals wallowed about how this is the end of the Senate, we should be reminded that they set this in motion first when they nuked the filibuster rules for non-SCOTUS nominees. The hypocrisy is thick on the Left on this one. Moreover, former Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) said that his party was more to blame for the erosion of institutional protocols than Republicans. The Daily Caller’s Kerry Picket picked up on this, where Daschle was speaking to this on Real Clear Politics "First 100 Days" podcast. Below is her transcription of the relevant portion (via Daily Caller/RCP):"    More.

Despite some set backs and foolish claims by the political left Trump has done nothing since he took office they must have their eyes closed and ears stuffed with cotton.    Among many other things he had done this.   This is certainly consequence for those that have been harmed.

This item examines who is winning the political wars, Democrats or Republicans.

There is a lesson here for our federal government and state governments.  Let's urge them to seek guidance from Utah's state government.  Quote: "The Mormon church is known for its tendencies toward organization and cost-effectiveness. The highly-regarded Marriott School of Management at Brigham Young University charges members of the faith just $10,000 per year to attend, while its location of Provo has become a high-tech hub for graduates.  In short, Utah has a lot to teach other states about the role of religion in society and how tightly it can be integrated while serving as a model and an inspiration for private enterprise. Demonstrating good morals and responsibility to young people at an early age clearly has produced positive economic benefits for this state of three million people.  Utah has also topped national polls for high levels of well-being in recent years, according to polling organization Gallup-Healthways. The Beehive in the state’s emblem likely has a lot to do with the aforementioned achievements, but clear air, plentiful opportunities for outdoor recreation and clean living also contribute considerably.  Perhaps President Trump can tap more Utah residents for roles in the federal government in the near future, so the rest of the country can realize similar success.

If you are one of those who believe Obama was always wise and right in his decision making, please read this.  It should dispel that notion.  Quote: "It was part of President Barack Obama’s job to make sure that classified information stayed out of the hands of people who shouldn’t have it. Even after it became clear that Hillary Clinton had no business handling sensitive documents, she managed to retain access to them for God knows what reason — and so did some of her flunkies.  We can only thank the Lord that this group of dysfunctional individuals now can’t get anywhere near classified documents."  And, "“Any other government workers who engaged in such serious offenses would, at a minimum, have their clearances suspended pending an investigation,” Grassley added, according to The Hill. “The failure to do so has given the public the impression that Secretary Clinton and her associates received special treatment.”  

This piece certainly rings true.  Quote: "Monday marked one of the most partisan days in the history of the United States Senate. As the body's judiciary committee trudged through the process of voting to advance the nomination of an eminently qualified jurist to the full chamber for consideration, strictly along party lines, reports emerged that Democrats had secured the 41 votes necessary to sustain the first partisan filibuster of a Supreme Court nominee in US history. This unprecedented escalation will almost certainly force Republicans to follow in the footsteps of a previous unprecedented escalation from Democrats, changing the Senate rules to do away with the 60-vote filibuster threshold for all presidential nominees. This partisan denouement represents an inevitable culmination of decades of bare-knuckled one-upsmanship in which Democrats have been the aggressors at nearly every turn. Tracing the current state of play back to one single moment or controversy may be difficult, but many would argue that it began with an astoundingly acerbic and demagogic 1987 floor speech by Sen. Ted Kennedy, who once killed a woman, against President Reagan's nominee to the High Court, Robert Bork." 

More leftist nonsense.  They fight anything Christian or other religions for that matter but want school children to be taught how to be a good Muslim. The irrationality of the federal government's leftist mandates is beyond belief.   Quote: "A Christian organization has sent a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos demanding the department pull its support for what it calls “an Islamic Sunday School program” for public-school students.  If DeVos does not respond within 60 days, the Christian Action Network says it will file a federal lawsuit against the DOE and the producer of the “Access Islam” lesson plans.  CAN sent the letter to DeVos March 28 claiming the “Access Islam” program is a gross violation of the First Amendment of the Constitution’s “establishment clause” because it promotes one religion over the others in lesson plans used throughout the country by teachers in grades five through 12.  CAN says it is not aware of any federal funding of comparable programs on Christianity, Hinduism, Judaism or any other major religion. But the “Access Islam” program teaches students how to convert to Islam and how to practice its “Five Pillars.”  

This is scary. I was not aware of this before reading this piece.  Quote: "If you’re one of the countless Americans who was distraught to learn of the revelations made by former National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward Snowden, the mere idea that there might be yet another agency out there – perhaps just as powerful and much more intrusive –  should give you goosebumps.  Foreign Policy reports that the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, or NGA, is an obscure spy agency former President Barack Obama had a hard time wrapping his mind around back in 2009. But as the president grew fond of drone warfare, finding a way to launch wars without having to go through Congress for the proper authorization, the NGA also became more relevant. Now, President Donald Trump is expected to further explore the multibillion-dollar surveillance network.  Like the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) and the National Security Agency (NSA), the NGA is an intelligence agency, but it also serves as a combat support institution that functions under the U.S. Department of Defense (DOD)." 

Update.  It seems that Rice may be turning against Obama. Maybe this is the start of more of his former staff coming to the realization that being associated with Obama is putting them in harms way.

This has long been the case.  Adding sanctuary city status only makes matters worse.

When this woman is upset it is a good thing because the criminal activities of her enterprise are being put in jeopardy or are about to be.

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