Monday, April 3, 2017

Confirmed: Susan Rice "Unmasked" Trump Team

Once again it appears that Trump was right: the conspiracy theory that a close Obama associate worked to "unmask" the Trump team, resulting in the ongoing media spectacle over "collusion" between Trump and the Kremlin, has been confirmed, first by Mike Cernovich, and now by Bloomberg itself.

As noted last night, Journalist and author Mike Cernovich dropped an exclusive bombshell - naming Obama's National Security Advisor Susan Rice as the official responsible for the 'unmasking' of the incoming Trump team during 'incidental' surveillance. This was apparently discovered after the White House Counsel's office reviewed Rice's document log requests:
The reports Rice requested to see are kept under tightly-controlled conditions. Each person must log her name before being granted access to them.
Upon learning of Rice’s actions, [National Security Advisor] H. R. McMaster dispatched his close aide Derek Harvey to Capitol Hill to brief Chairman Nunes.

Why Isn’t Hillary Clinton in Jail?

She feels safe enough to “come out of the woods,” exactly the time for a Trump administration special prosecutor to launch a broadside.
Mentally strong people don’t need five months to overcome setbacks. Thomas Edison famously said: “I have not failed 10,000 times. … I have succeeded in proving that those 10,000 ways will not work.” Instead of dwelling on setbacks, true leaders are resilient and persistent. Their passion for their mission—or goal—is independent of external circumstances.
Hillary says she’s been licking her wounds in the woods since November. Why can’t she pull herself together?
On the campaign trail, Trump promised supporters he would “lock her up” for what he considered to be criminal activity. He even told Clinton to her face: “If I win, I am going to instruct my attorney general to get a special prosecutor to look into your situation. Because there have never been so many lies, so much deception.” If he were president, he added: “You’d be in jail.”
I realize the Trump and Clinton families have a history of amity, including the public friendship of Trump’s eldest daughter Ivanka and Hillary’s daughter Chelsea. Which may explain why Trump has withdrawn his campaign promise to prosecute her, telling New York Times reporters she already “suffered greatly.”
Hear me out: The most loving act President Trump can do for Clinton is give her the professional and institutional help that will uphold justice—and prevent her from further hurting herself or others. 

Why does IRS chief who stonewalled Congress on targeting scandal still have a job?

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen did not make a good impression at hearings of the House oversight committee on the agency's targeting of conservative groups. He was arrogant, unresponsive, and made snide comments about GOP members of the committee.
Although appointed by the president to a term that ends this November, Koskinen has said he will step aside if the Trump White House requests it. If that's the case, you would think Koskinen would be one of the first Obama holdovers to lose his job. But more than 60 days into the Trump administration, Koskinen is still pulling down a generous government salary and will actually testify before the Senate Finance Committee this week.
There are two major reasons Koskinen is still in charge of the IRS; Democrats are slow walking Trump nominees through the confirmation process and Trump himself has failed to name dozens of under secretaries and assistant secretaries in various federal departments.

Do You Support This Type Of Left Wing Behavior? 4

This is another example of left wing "tolerance".   A teacher gets fired because of support of Trump.  Such tolerance of diverse views are a hallmark of leftist thinking, don't you think?    Here is an observation from former Congresswoman Bachmann.  Quote:
“‘Diversity’ in public schools means mandatory conformity to the Marxist left’s anti-American politically correct views,” Bachmann said. “The penalty for diversity of opinion, to him, is expulsion.   “This is the ultimate in thought police,” she added. “No one hates freedom of thought, freedom of speech and expression, freedom of worship more than the politically correct left.”  “They have contempt for our immigration laws and no tolerance for traditional values.”

How about this.  A teacher was fired because he supports Trump.  That is a prime example of the left's vaunted inclusiveness and tolerance.  The truth is the political left of today is the most intolerant sector of our population. 

This may well be a really good idea.   In addition to the reasons cited in the previous piece, consider the contents of this one.

What is it that the political left does not understand about people this evil?

This is a revealing piece in as much as it illustrates that you can tell the character of people by who they hang out with.  Here I am talking about both Obama and Hillary.  They commiserated with this elected official knowing full well she long been corrupt.  Birds of a feather you might say. 

People like this do no deserve any respect.  They are anti-American if they think the socialistic left is a good path to follow.

It is good to finally get facts on political goings on.  The leftist media ignores anything that might tarnish liberal interests.  So, independent digging is necessary by honest sorts.

Far too many businesses have illogically picked up the radical left wing's banner.  The content of this piece is absolutely mind blowing.
Democrats are literally conducting a war against American citizens.  Quote: "Try to imagine the absurdity of political leadership in the US and Europe during the 21st century. Western governments inflicted so much death and destruction that they created millions of Muslim refugees in order to accept as immigrants peoples who might harbor thoughts of revenge.  Are we to conclude that there is no such thing in the US and Europe as a liberal/progressive/left, only Soros-funded protesters for hire, as in the orchestrated Maiden protests in Kiev and today in Macedonia and Hungary? Correct or not, this is the conclusion of many.  Illegitimate protests discredit all protests. Could we be witnessing the ruling oligarchy using its pawns to discredit in advance valid protests at the time when they move to reassert their control?"

Quote: "Civilization isn't going to end because many Americans don't like Trump's policies. And Americans still have the ability to resist politically without engaging in violence. The left believes that it has a monopoly on nonofficial violence, which is why former President Barack Obama shied away from the harsh condemnation of riots in major American cities. But all that did was fray the social fabric to the point where tribalism has become mainstream political discourse."

This is insane.   Here is a brief discussion why the left's position is in fact insane.  Quote: In a recent interview, "Hohmann, author of the new book "Stealth Invasion: Muslim Conquest Through Immigration and the Resettlement Jihad,"  said,  "I have never seen the left so enraged and aroused and just out there causing chaos and havoc in any way they can," Hohmann told host Susan Knowles in a an interview on "Stand for Truth Radio.  'They're just frothing at the mouth about these new executive orders coming out of the White House.  In fact, each of the last five presidents at some point exercised their right to suspend the entry of certain individual aliens or classes of aliens, according to a recent report from the Congressional Research Service.  There is nothing “nothing“ radical about what President Trump has done, and yet you see the left just seething with hatred and just foaming at the mouth, just coming unglued."   This cartoon is right on target. 

This female professor is either a degenerate or mentally ill or both.

This former female professor and now senator from Massachusetts is just another leftist who is a compulsive liar.  Been caught many times doing so.  Here's her latest episode.

For some reason left wingers, including judicial courts are going totally mad.  This accounting shows how discombobulated they have become. 

The more I dig into the topic of bad current left wing spate of bad behavior the more I am convinced there is some type of collective mania going on.  Far too many have demonstrated troubling symptoms.

Democrats need to be reminded that they set the conditions for Supreme Court nominees. Yet, they think what was okay for them to do is not proper for Republicans to do.    This item assesses the lies/misrepresentations Sen. Schumer spoke regarding Supreme Court nominees.    He is trying his best to become the new Harry Reid whose tenure as senate majority leaders was pure obstruction of anything Republican.

This illustrates the difference between both Obama and Hillary and President Trump.  As the piece notes could you visualize Hillary ever doing this?  And, Obama for that matter?

If you think Harry and Schumer are bad this item provides a glimpse of Omama's incompetence and lack of concern for the safety of the nation's citizens.

Liar, liar pants on fire.  This former Clinton cabinet member is a well known socialist and knowingly issues forth this lie.   Left wingers are rioting but he claims it is the right.  Foolishness in the face of evidence.  And the media types gave his a pass...lying collaborators they are. 

It has long been known but the left continues to lie and cover the truth of the founding purpose of Planned Parenthood.

You will find it interesting what happened to this California senator.  As the item reports, she is a victim of the very monster she and her Democrats helped create.  Serves her right.

The hypocrisy of today's Democrat party is beyond the pale.  Hopefully this will wipe out their amnesia.

Can anyone tell me this makes any sense at all.  What a waste.

As this one responsible liberal with common sense, even though he worked for Obama, says the left SHOULD support Trumps nominee for the Supreme Court.    You can ignore Elizabeth Warran's off the wall comments.  I have been reading accounts that suggest many of those who elected her to office are now suffering from buyer's remorse.

This is something else the Democrats have chosen to ignore and issue hissy fits over Trump's following its bipartisan guidelines.  I am truly tired of the totally irresponsible left's behavior, lies and ignorance of facts.

Lie, cheat, steal is a way of life for far too many Democrats. Many times they even get caught but it does not matter.  They never learned how to be honest.  Getting their way no matter what or how is their abiding motto.

More leftist lies and fake news.  Caught at it again. Cruz seems to have the correct diagnosis for the political left problem. 

Sad, sad, sad.   This is Obama's and a major piece of the legacy of the political left resulting from his eight years in office.

More sadness.

This is about the looney left.

Check out this piece.  It tries to make sense of the ongoing nonsense.

George Burns

Do You Support This Type Of Left Wing Behavior? 3

This is not peaceful left wing behavior conducive to civil discourse.  It is uncivil, disruptive and simply bad behavior of bad people wanting to create discord.  Period.  Have you noticed that when the left wing has held its anti-Trump rallies that pro-Trump counter protestors did not incite violence against them?  I have. When will the unruly thugs on the left learn how to behave like mature adults?

And the "sophisticated" political left claims that during these early days of a baby's life he/she is nothing but a blob or bit of tissue.  Their understanding of biological science is less than impressive. 

Why is it that the political left cannot see the obvious.  Their view of the world through their rose colored glasses skews their understanding of reality.

Can anyone on the left explain why WE must take in Muslim refugees while the Muslim nation of Saudi Arabia expels 40,000 Pakestani's for fear they are terrorists?

This is a very, very, very dangerous thing to be doing.  Never worked before.  But, then our leftist friends tend to repeat history instead of learning from it.

This is just one of the negative consequences leftist feminists have caused.  It is all a part of their persistent war against men.

Even some states funding of state supported schools is inadvertently used by students to commit violence against Trump supporters.   Misguided and liberally indoctrinated students are acting out the dark side of the long history of leftist violence. 

A short summary of the decline in civility and decency in our culture visited upon us by the ever decaying political left. 

It is sad but seems to be fact that the left's moral compass is more than a bit askew.  This item sheds light on the subject.

Should this make all leftist proud?   Moral depravity.

The political left and media has abandoned all decency and behave as classless, crass dolts.  It is shameful.  Look at how the treat Trump's wife.  Remember how they fawned over Obama's very undeserving wife who, like him, rarely had anything good to say about our country or its citizens.

The left's complicity in the destruction of our Republic includes many in the court system.   They take rights away from those with Constitutional protections and give them to a special government protected group.

These people are getting meaner every day.  Charges of Nazi sympathizers of Trump and his nominees is nothing short of filty, vile made up attempts to destroy the character of good people.  The ones leveling such charges are the ones acting like Nazis and cannot be categorized as good people.  

The Democrats stoop to low, low levels to fight against Trump.  You will not believe how they used US tax dollars to do their dirty work.

Can you say total and complete hypocrisy? Quote: "Liberals love to bicker with every single thing the President of the United States has been doing since he took office. However, his entire immigration stance comes from exact quotes taken from top Democrats, including former President Obama and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton made while in office.  Yet, if you were to bring up these ideas in an open conversation with a liberal, they would either deny it or say it is completely different. The fact of the matter is what President Trump is doing is completely in line with what top Democrats have been saying for a long time."

Chelsea Clinton seems to be following in the footsteps of her parents.   She is also making noises about entering politics.  Just as in the case of the Bush family it is likely that most Americans have had enough of the Clinton family.  Please just go away.

This poor black guy is a product of the socialistic nonsense propounded by the promoters of leftist ideology.  They are literally destroying common sense with false narratives like white privilege, political correctness and redefining words to fit their ridiculous narratives.  This poor guy has been made sick in the head with the left's destructive nonsense.

Not funny.  Left would be up in arms if a similar stunt was pulled while Obama was in the White House.

Left wing thugs give this 71 year old Trump female staffer a knock out blow.  Do you think this is a "good" example of what leftist behavior?

This should frighten anyone with kids planning to go to colleges.  Well maybe not liberals.  But if you or your kids are not part of the liberal clique you are in deep trouble.  These so called tolerant ones are really and truly not at all tolerant if you do not think just like them.  This is one of hundreds of examples that abound.   Most college and university campuses are primarily filled with liberal professors many of which are like this despicable example.  Think liberals are tolerant???  Not hardly.

Do You Support This Type Of Left Wing Behavior? 2

Those on the political left never, ever accept responsibility for saying sexist, racist, inappropriate thing.  When the do they feign apology with a wink, wink I don't really mean it and their leftist colleagues support them.  Now put the shoe on the other foot.  Do you for one minute think the left would leave a slight cast towards them.  Of course not.  They would launch a war against the right.  So egotistical, self righteous and unsavory they are.

This is an attitude which completely belongs to the liberal left and it is truly a disgusting step in the wrong direction.  The left's notion of white privilege is not only for us white guys, it is now being cast upon white females.  If you want to divide people follow the guidance the left loves to DEMAND of those who just want to be left alone to live in peace and harmony.  These black and Latino women are so off base it is not funny.  They wear all manner of things made by whites but now demand whites abandon anything in their heritage.  Far too many of the political left are unabashedly hateful and divisive and promotes hate and division in so very many ways.

Anyone who supports the out of control behavior of the socialistic left is embracing anarchy and needs to grow up and be an adult for a change.  Irrational, irresponsible and destructive behavior is not a path to the future and for certain is not civil discourse.    Take note of instructions given to leftist agitators on how to dress when attending Republican town halls, etc. 

This is an example of people who believe that if Obama and people like him can do these things on the people's dime so can they.  These are the people who are suppose to serve many of the least among us yet they enjoy the life of Riley on our dime.  If that does not reveal their true character I don't know what will.

It seems that leftists are trying to start a civil war.  Quote: "Antifa,” short for “anti-fascists,” have become a prominent part of the left-wing street protests that have swept the country since President Trump’s inauguration. The loosely organized network organizes protests and occasional physical attacks against those it considers “racist” or “fascist.” During the riots that accompanied President Trump’s inauguration, Richard Spencer, a figurehead of the so-called “alt-right” movement, was sucker-punched by a masked protester in an attack widely celebrated by the mainstream media."  and, "Vadum warned that fringe groups such as “antifa” define “fascism” and “racism” so broadly as to include just about “everyone to the right of Bernie Sanders as fascists,” making conflict with conservatives practically inevitable. “As things escalate in the future, the street gangs now springing up could very well morph into militias or perhaps even death squads,” he warned. “Who knows how far things could go?” Vadum called for the Department of Justice to crack down on the group to protect all Americans’ right to free speech, especially if there is violence this weekend.  “These ‘antifa’ cannot be reasoned with,” he said. “These people should be prosecuted under racketeering statutes. They are a cancer. They need to be wiped off the map. Until they are, conservatives and other patriotic Americans who may be targeted need to be prepared to defend themselves physically because the left, in its determination to drive President Trump from office, is going to make things even crazier than they are right now in the country.  “They are domestic terrorists. They are not legitimate actors in the democratic process. They have no right to exist.”  Saying they have no right to exist is going a bit too far.  They exist and have a right to voice their concerns.  But they do not have the right to violate laws on the books.  Look if you will but you will rarely if ever hear any leftist leaders challenge what they do.  The left's elites are a part of the problem, perhaps even the biggest part of the problem. 

One of the prime leaders of promoting leftist driven anarchy is George Soros.  But it seems his power and influence may be over or at least waning.  Quote: "... the true fact of the matter is George Soros is not who he pretends to be. Under that thin veil he is a staunch anarchist, who tosses his money towards opposition parties in order to not only help fund turmoil, but to also shut down governments.  The nation of Hungary no longer allows him to donate money to political parties in their nation, and Russia has issued a warrant for his arrest if he ever steps foot in their country again. Other countries throughout Europe are starting to do the same. When an entire country blocks someone’s ability to donate money, there is usually a very just cause behind it. Now the United States is looking at doing the exact same thing. Congress has started to snoop directly into his secret life and his secret donations, both in the United States and abroad. The video below details what exactly the government has found so far on Soros."   More.

If you think this demand this link cites is unrelated to left wing socialistic indoctrination/propaganda you would be wrong.  Actions designed to divide rather than unite, support of Black Lives Matter illegal activities, support of undefined White Privilege claims, and totally destructive political correctness nonsense are all promoted by the political left.  Quote: "A student activist group at the University of Michigan is demanding campus officials provide them with “a permanent designated space on central campus for Black students and students of color to organize and do social justice work.”  The demand is one of several lodged by “Students4Justice,” who this month ratcheted up campus demonstrations to pressure administrators to cave, complaining in a newly launched petition that President Mark Schlissel has snubbed their demands.  The clamor for a segregated space for students of color to organize social justice efforts comes even as the public university builds a $10 million center for black students in the center of campus.  In their demands, students explain why the new black student center is not enough, “because we want a space solely dedicated to community organizing and social justice work specifically for people of color.”    It cannot be ignored.  The unfortunate reality is that the political left is seemingly willing to lead our nation to chaos if not civil war.  If the university leadership caves to this nonsense it contributes to the massive problems being foisted on our country by the socialistic, unethical, destructive and demented people willing to do such things.  

Can you believe this???  Congresswoman Maxine Waters (who is widely recognized as a bit of a dingbat) is plotting to initiate impeachment actions against Trump.  Nancy Pelosi stepped in to calm the waters, no pun intended.  However, Nancy did say that if Trump crosses the line they will launch impeachment proceedings.  That is laughable given that their beloved Obama committed dozens if not more impeachable offences while in office.  The Republicans knew that to be a dangerous path to pursue given his race (My conjecture. Not a published fact that I have seen.) and the Democrats would never touch Obama with a ten foot pole.  Far too volatile.   Trump on the other hand being white is there for the taking if the left is foolish enough to pursue him.  I do not like writing this stuff but the left's unconscionable behavior of late has raised my ire. Of course if Trump does cross the line and commit an impeachable offense he should suffer the consequences as any president should.  Few have been impeached so the left should be very, very careful before doing anything stupid.    If you do not know how delusional/disfunctional Maxine Waters is you will find out at this link.    Maybe the word "scumbag" better applies to her rather than to those to whom she applied the label.

But, it also needs to be said that Nancy Pelosi is little more than a lying leftist political hack much like her counterpart in the Senate.   How they can tell the lies they do is beyond me.  
Nancy less than nice.  Slandering a Supreme Court nominee with false accusations is unacceptable behavior.  She is the one who infamously said that "we have to pass the law so we can see what is in it."  Remember this is an elected public official.  What she routinely does is mislead the public about what her party is up to.  This is an example of bad behavior emanating from a smiling face producing fake news.   Why anybody would believe anything she says is beyond me.  Here she is confronted by a grieving mom who suffered a loss to the very program Pelosi was promoting.  She believes that you should only deport known criminals AFTER committing a crime NOT before.   The idiocy of her position and the rest of the political left is beyond reason.  Here is Nancy again spewing her fake politically biased venom along with other hate filled patrons of divisive politics.   This woman has long been an embarrassment.   She should have retired long ago.

Do You Support This Type Of Left Wing Behavior? 1

There are lots of items contained in this note. So much is going on that it is hard to keep up. Time permitting pursue items you find of interest.  As the title notes this item focusses on the words and deeds of the political left.  It is true that the political right exhibits similar characteristics but not nearly to the extent of the items contained herein.  Truth is that both political parties are comprised of a large percentage of self serving people pretending to work for the people. Many are corrupt.  Then, you already knew that.

Multiple threats against president Trump's life have been hinted at or blatancy issued in one form or another by a wide range of Democrats/liberals.  And, multiple threats have been made against his family.  All because Hillary lost.  Yet they claim to be for the people and decent government and the party of diplomacy and decorum.  What gives?    Decent people do not behave this way.  How about this disgusting thing directed at Trump's wife.   What kind of people think like this?

Walter Williams provides a good summary in this piece of the behaviors endemic to the political left.  It is not a pretty picture.   More examples follow. 

Quote: "An informed citizenry is the only true government. It is the direction of knowledge over force, for that virtue alone separates the autonomous genius of human society from the coercive genius of the state. We hear the Left in their final agonies, vexed by howls and pinches in defeat -- understanding now, a world too late, that they let America slip through their fumbling hands. But when Democrats who were elected to represent the people's interests have calculated instead to bring them harm with new laws that served only to advance a determined ideological agenda, it is best to remove from them all hope of returning to their instruments. President Trump has shaken the political earth, and anything made of the Left's weak argument will fall of its own corruption. In the aftermath of a transformative election, the American people have torn liberalism open to the bleeding center, and we are hearing the screams of a dying animal. When those who have abused their power begin to act like victims -- when the guilty cry foul -- we know we have done a good thing."

Is this mature adult, tolerant, and responsible behavior?    This is just one example of the consequences of political correctness, hateful and irresponsible behavior.

Funny how the liberals seem to embrace bad people.  Hate has no place in the hearts of anyone anytime anywhere.  Too bad so much of it is going around.
How about this guy.  Rapper Snoop Dog wrote and sanga song that includes the assassination of President Trump.  Does he really think that is entertainment OR does he mean what he says?

A relevant quote: "Marx was not a "great philosopher," as the Bolshie BBC wants you to believe. As an economist, he never produced a single original thought. He was a scapegoating rabble rouser, and agit-prop artist, and one of the most destructive human beings in history. In the 150 years after Marx and Engels' Communist Manifesto of 1848, an estimated 100 million people were murdered by the international left -- not by accident, not as an unintended side effect from trying to make the world better, but as a matter of deliberate policy.   Lynch mobs are a traditional feature of Muslim jihad, too. The "Reverend" Jeremiah Wright, Obama's mentor, specializes in whipping up racist rage and anger against whites, with the exception of leftists who support his "cause." Father Michael Pfleger, another vicious mob agitator in Chicago, sounds like Hitler on one of his radio rants (see YouTube)." 

Does anyone think this so called Hollywood/TV star has any legitimacy in anything he has to say?    He is clearly a left wing nut job who says he would like to assassinate President Obama.  The political left is filled with too many hate mongering people who have nothing good to offer anyone.   Talk about misguided this piece.  Quote: "It’s not that Graham thinks immigrants are bad or even that Muslims are bad. He, along with Donald Trump, just want to have a vetting process in place which gives Americans a more responsible approach to immigration than Obama had in the year before he left office. Obama was letting in thousands upon thousands of immigrants, and was calling for even more. There wasn’t a process in place. ISIS was a threat then and they’re a threat now.  So it makes sense to stop refugees coming into the country until a vetting process is in place. That’s what Trump wanted as well: Security for Americans.  And now people are up in arms over it, trying to crucify Graham."    This kind of hate is in large measure the reason our nation is in such a sorry state.  Secular humanism is not a good thing.

The left wing media is so arrogant that they believe that their socialistic views are non-negotiable, that they say and do is always right and proper. Any other views are mere outliers and not worth consideration and are even the reason for so many of our nation's problems.  This piece serves as an illustration of how they treat anyone who dares to challenge their point of view, their absolute right to control news.  Quote: "“To them, conservatism is odd,” said Limbaugh. “To them, liberalism is not an ideology. This is fundamental. You may think, of course it is. It is not to them, folks. Liberalism is just the way things are. Liberalism is au natural. Liberalism just is. It’s like the air just is. Conservatism is the odd, kooky, weird, offset thing.”  While it’s true what Rush has to say about the media and their intentions, we still think it’s worth it for Sean Hannity and others to do these interviews. Yes, they will be ambushed, but they can still get through to at least a small segment of the audience. And by drawing attention to the way the programs try to paint conservatism in a negative light, you open up a few more eyes."  

This unethical man cares not one whit for what the American people voted for.  He cares only what he and his fellow socialists want.  He is an obstructionist.

It gets even more worse.   Such is the wisdom of the political left's Hollywood elites.   Do you think this was meant to exonerate their beloved liberal former President Clinton who was indeed a rapist???  His morals cannot be defended nor can those of his enabler wife.

How is this for a legitimate Democrat party strategy to fight Trump's presidency?  File law suits by the dozens whether legitimate or not.  This disgusting tactic will waste millions of tax payer dollars fighting frivolous lawsuits.  Quote: "The new DNC chairman says "The newly elected chair of the Democratic National Committee, Tom Perez, said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that the Democratic Party's message will be carried out in part through lawsuits against President Trump.  Perez, the former secretary of labor under President Obama, made the comment after host Chuck Todd asked if he is content with the Democratic Party being known as the party of "no."

Unfortunately, the goings-on by leftist pundits and especially discombobulated activists substantiates the truth contained in this piece.

How hypocritical can Hillary and her leftist friends be???   This has been shared before but given the left's obsession with Trump ties with Russia it is worth a replay.

Senator Chuck Schumer is a lying no good elected official.  He is an attack dog on anyone who does not agree with the radical left and lies repeatedly which proves he opens his mouth and tells lies with impunity.  This is one of many examples I could catalogue.   Even the president of Planned Parenthood admits they do not do mammograms.    The point?  You cannot trust anything Schumer says.  And, he is a disgusting hypocritical leftist obstructionist.

Sunday, April 2, 2017

NSA Set to Provide Classified Communications Intercepts to House Committee

The House intelligence committee will soon receive top-secret documents that investigators expect to reveal whether private communications of the president-elect and his transition team were improperly gathered.

Rep. Devin Nunes (R., Calif.), chairman of the oversight panel, is pressing ahead with an investigation into unauthorized disclosures of intelligence that revealed the identities of Americans inadvertently caught up in foreign electronic surveillance, congressional aides said.

Nunes this week brushed off harsh Democratic-led criticism of recent briefings he gave to President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) based on disclosures of improper electronic spying provided by an intelligence community whistleblower.

Documents shown to Nunes revealed what appears to be electronic spying on communications of the Trump presidential transition team, including the president-elect, between November and January during a foreign spying operation.

House Democrats and major news outlets have ignored or downplayed the alarming assertions of unauthorized spying and leaks of highly classified electronic intelligence.

Instead, critics who in the past have decried unauthorized electronic surveillance by the National Security Agency have focused on unconfirmed allegations of Russian government collusion with Trump aides during the 2016 election.

Feds and UN Dumping “Unvetted, Diseased Refugee Men” on Taxpayer

A Missouri woman who has attended official meetings on resettling migrants is blowing the whistle on United Nations and federal schemes that she says are quietly flying in huge numbers of unvetted, diseased “refugees” from across Africa and the Middle East — many of whom do not even have a known name — and immediately handing them passports, Social Security numbers, and a vast array of tax-funded benefits. Noting that the overwhelming majority of the migrants she observed were men, she suggested the schemes were an “intentional device” to “invade the United States of America.”

Adding insult to injury, said the woman with knowledge of the program, is the fact that state officials and those involved with processing the new arrivals are being encouraged at official meetings to classify as many of the newcomers as possible as being permanently disabled — especially as having chronic headaches and lower back pain. The purpose of this, she was told, was so the “refugees” could qualify for Social Security long-term disability, allowing them to collect taxpayer money for the rest of their lives despite never having contributed to the already-strained system on its way to bankruptcy. 

“Much to my shock, they wanted us to try to identify them in such a way that they would qualify for long-term Social Security disability,” she explained, adding that the designation was for life and would cost taxpayers a fortune. “So if they get identified as qualifying for long-term Social Security disability, they are as good as set up for life.... It is insanity.” Indeed, one of the first things workers are supposed to do is sign up the new migrants for Social Security, she said. They also receive cash upon arrival.

Crossing the U.S. Border with Electronic Devices

It used to be that when most people crossed the U.S. border, their electronic devices — computers, smartphones, tablets — were not routinely searched. This is no longer the case. As Murtaza Hussain notes at The Intercept, searches are up sharply, from 5,000 in 2015 ... to 5,000 in just last February alone.

It's not just ICE agents whose jobs are "fun" again, it's the men and women at the U.S. Border Protection service too.
Lawsuit Seeks Transparency as Searches of Cellphones and Laptops Skyrocket at Borders

A lawsuit filed today by the Knight First Amendment Institute, a public interest legal organization based at Columbia University, seeks to shed light on invasive searches of laptops and cellphones by Customs and Border Protection officers at U.S. border crossings.

Documents filed in the case note that these searches have risen precipitously over the past two years, from a total of 5,000 searches in 2015 to 25,000 in 2016, and rising to 5,000 in the month of February 2017 alone. Among other questions, the lawsuit seeks to compel the federal government to provide more information about these searches, including how many of those searched have been U.S. citizens, the number of searches by port of entry, and the number of searches by the country of origin of the travelers.

Economic growth in the US: A tale of two countries

The rise of economic inequality is one of the most hotly debated issues today in the US (Furman 2016) and indeed in the world. Yet economists and policymakers alike face important limitations when trying to measure and understand the rise of inequality.

One major problem is the disconnect between macroeconomics and the study of economic inequality. Macroeconomics relies on national accounts data to study the growth of national income, while the study of inequality relies on individual or household income, survey, and tax data. Ideally all three sets of data should be consistent, but they are not. The total flow of income reported by households in survey or tax data adds up to barely 60% of the national income recorded in the national accounts, with this gap increasing over the past several decades.1

This disconnect between the different data sets makes it hard to address important economic and policy questions, such as:

What fraction of economic growth accrues to those in the bottom 50%, the middle 40%, and the top 10% of the income distribution?
What part of the rise in inequality is due to changes in the share of national income that goes to workers (labour income) and owners (capital income) versus changes in how these labour and capital incomes are distributed among individuals?

Here’s Why Italy’s Banking Crisis Has Gone Off the Radar

For a country that is on the brink of a gargantuan public bailout of its toxic-loan riddled banking sector, or failing that, a full-blown financial crisis that could bring down the European financial system, things are eerily quiet in Italy these days. It’s almost as if the more serious the crisis gets, the less we hear about it — otherwise, investors and voters might get spooked. And elections are coming up.

But an article published in the financial section of Italian daily Il Sole lays out just how serious the situation has become. According to new research by Italian investment bank Mediobanca, 114 of the close to 500 banks in Italy have “Texas Ratios” of over 100%. The Texas Ratio, or TR, is calculated by dividing the total value of a bank’s non-performing loans by its tangible book value plus reserves — or as American money manager Steve Eisman put it, “all the bad stuff divided by the money you have to pay for all the bad stuff.”

If the TR is over 100%, the bank doesn’t have enough money “pay for all the bad stuff.” Hence, banks tend to fail when the ratio surpasses 100%. In Italy there are 114 of them. Of them, 24 have ratios of over 200%.

Our Economies Run On Housing Bubbles

We are witnessing the demise of the world’s two largest economic power blocks, the US and EU. Given deteriorating economic conditions on both sides of the Atlantic, which have been playing out for many years but were so far largely kept hidden from view by unprecedented issuance of debt, the demise should come as no surprise.

The debt levels are not just unprecedented, they would until recently have been unimaginable. When the conditions for today’s debt orgasm were first created in the second half of the 20th century, people had yet to wrap their minds around the opportunities and possibilities that were coming on offer. Once they did, they ran with it like so many lemmings.

The reason why economies are now faltering invites an interesting discussion. Energy availability certainly plays a role, or rather the energy cost of energy, but we might want to reserve a relatively larger role for the idea, and the subsequent practice, of trying to run entire societies on debt (instead of labor and resources).

How Roe Reveals the Hypocrisy of Sanctuary Cities

The most prevalent absurdity in modern America is the fact that we have blocked the entrance of 60 million of our own offspring due to Roe v. Wade, while we insist that those who pour across our borders illegally have a perfect right to be here.

Nothing lends itself to the definition of pure hypocrisy more than watching parades of protestors carrying signs, including some that say – “No human being is illegal.

Abortion is different because the unborn are not legally recognized as people
Oh really?

In the recent nomination hearings of Appeals Court Judge Neil Gorsuch, Senator Dick Durbin asked Gorsuch to explain how he could reconcile his belief that all human life is intrinsically valuable with the ruling of Roe v. Wade? His answer, although it may have been forced upon him, was the same as millions of Americans who are holding on to and fighting tooth, nail and claw to keep Roe on the books at all costs.

He replied – “Abortion is different because the unborn are not legally recognized as people.”

Even in America where snowflakes and Supreme Court nominees can mouth the greatest absurdities with complete impunity, this answer defies every standard and any hope of sane protocol when addressing the cry that – “no humans are illegal.”

We cannot have it both ways, but if we insist, then it can only be labeled as unbridled hypocrisy.

Why Tax Reform Isn’t Going to Be Any Easier

As the Trump administration and Republicans in Congress survey the wreckage of their efforts to repeal Obamacare, the rush is on for tax reform. But, unless President Trump and the Republican leadership learn the lessons of their health-care debacle, they are racing down the road to another defeat.

Speaking for the administration, Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin insists that tax reform will be easy. “Health care is a very, very complicated issue,” Mnuchin recently told a group of financial journalists. “In a way, [tax reform is] a lot simpler. It really is.”

Um, no it’s not.

If tax reform were easy, we would have done it long ago, especially given the widespread agreement that our tax code is opaque, cumbersome, inefficient, and riddled with inequities. Yet, the U.S. has gone more than three decades, encompassing four presidents, since the last time we seriously reformed taxes. There’s a reason for that.

Unless President Trump and the Republican leadership learn the lessons of their health-care debacle, they are racing down the road to another defeat.
The tax code is a cornucopia of special-interest goodies. There will be losers as well as winners. Any change is going to make for many powerful enemies. The tax code isn’t just part of the Washington swamp, it is the swamp. And draining that particular swamp was never going to be easy.

Making matters worse, there is no evidence that the Trump administration has learned anything from its defeat on health care.

Venezuela Socialist-Controlled Supreme Court Shuts Down Legislative Branch

After a months-long standoff in Venezuela that included the Socialist-controlled Supreme Court overturning many of the opposition-controlled National Assembly's decisions, the court has explicitly ruled it will now act as the legislative branch, Reuters reports. "As long as the situation of contempt in the National Assembly continues," the court ruled, "this constitutional chamber guarantees congressional functions will be exercised by this chamber or another chosen organ."

The secretary general of the Organization of American States, Luis Almagro, called the action a "self-inflicted coup d´├ętat perpetrated by the Venezuelan regime against the National Assembly." Several Latin American countries, including Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico, expressed concerns and Peru withdrew its envoy, which Venezuela's foreign minister called "rude support for the violent and extremist sectors in Venezuela."

The opposition won control of the National Assembly in late 2015 as the long socialist project in Venezuela was coming to a brutal and inevitable head. Since then, the government has doubled-down on the kind of centrally planned and redistributionist policies that brought Venezuela to where it is in the first place. Instead of changing course, the government has found more and more scapegoats and "enemies" to blame for the economic crisis. Earlier this month, the socialist government accused bakers of waging "economic war" against the country and started arresting them for making bread rolls.

Communists and Socialists Rally Under ‘Trump Resistance’

Communist Party USA and the Democratic Socialists of America are claiming surges in interest and membership since the 2016 election and the inauguration of Donald Trump.

To be sure, these claims are according to their self-reporting — for what that’s worth — though these comrades haven’t made such boasts in a long time. We can take it with a grain of salt. But either way, these are strong claims, and they’re being used to generate still further recruits. It’s worthwhile to at least consider what these folks are up to.

Communist Party USA contends that more than 600 people have joined the party in the last two months of 2016, beyond the 5,000 who (we’re told) joined over the past few years. This is according to CPUSA “social media coordinator” Joe Sims in an article posted at the party’s official website.

“Folks want to fight Trump,” explains Sims.

But that’s not the only reason.

Sims says that communist and “progressive” groups are seeing their largest upticks in membership since the collapse of the USSR — the country to which American Communist Party members so long devoted themselves.

“I pledge myself to rally the masses to defend the Soviet Union, the land of victorious socialism,” vowed American communists who joined the party in its heyday — some 100,000 members in the 1930s. “I pledge myself to remain at all times a vigilant and firm defender of the Leninist line of the party, the only line that insures the triumph of Soviet Power in the United States.”

Russia? No, the Pony in the Manure Is the Corruption of our Intelligence Officials

There’s so much in print and online about the House and Senate intelligence committees and Russian “collusion” with Trump that I can’t blame people with real lives to lead who just throw their hands up and garden or go hiking. Some will assume there’s got to be a pony in there somewhere, as Ronald Reagan used to joke about the kid digging through manure. I think there is, but it isn’t that Russia corrupted the 2016 election, it’s that Obama and his closest aides, including some at the highest level in the intelligence community, illegally intercepted one or more Republican candidates’ communications before the election, circulated them widely to their cohorts and then tried to use this information to defeat and later to hamstring Trump when Hillary -- to their surprise -- lost the election.

I also suspect that the attacks on Flynn have nothing to do with his Russian contacts which he disclosed, but, rather, to misdeeds respecting the Middle East, particularly Iran, the country he observed as Obama’s head of the DIA.

The Surveillance and “Unmasking” of Trump and his Associates

We learned this week that surveillance of Trump began long before he was the Republican nominee, and that the names in the intercepted communications were “unmasked” -- that is, identified by name or context -- by someone high up in the intelligence community.

Current Weak Solar Cycle Could Reduce Global Temperatures By Half A Degree

For the first time, model calculations show a plausible way that fluctuations in solar activity could have a tangible impact on the climate. Studies funded by the Swiss National Science Foundation expect human-induced global warming to tail off slightly over the next few decades. A weaker sun could reduce temperatures by half a degree.
There is human-induced climate change, and there are natural climate fluctuations. One important factor in the unchanging rise and fall of the Earth’s temperature and its different cycles is the sun. As its activity varies, so does the intensity of the sunlight that reaches us. One of the key questions facing climate researchers is whether these fluctuations have any effect at all on the Earth’s climate. IPCC reports assume that recent solar activity is insignificant for climate change, and that the same will apply to activity in the near future.
Researchers from the Physical Meteorological Observatory Davos (PMOD), the Swiss Federal Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology (EAWAG), ETH Zurich and the University of Bern are now qualifying this assumption. Their elaborate model calculations are supplying a robust estimate of the contribution that the sun is expected to make to temperature change in the next 100 years. For the first time, a significant effect is apparent. They expect the Earth’s temperature to fall by half a degree when solar activity reaches its next minimum.
According to project head Werner Schmutz, who is also Director of PMOD, this reduction in temperature is significant, even though it will do little to compensate for human-induced climate change. “We could win valuable time if solar activity declines and slows the pace of global warming a little. That might help us to deal with the consequences of climate change.” But this will be no more than borrowed time, warns Schmutz, since the next minimum will inevitably be followed by a maximum. 

Was Trump Wrong or Is Obama Guilty?

While Democrats focus on persecuting Republicans for any interaction with the leaders of a country they exalted for nearly a century, a secondary question became a “live wire” based on a tweet by President Trump.  But is there any “there there?”
For me this issue started on March 2nd while watching "Special Report with Bret Baier" on Fox News.  Anchor Bret Baier was gazing at his laptop near the end of the show and mentioned a late breaking item about how Trump had been surveilled.  This was amidst heated discussion about Russia and how they had supposedly turned the election for Trump.  Saturday morning brought the famous Trump tweet accusing Obama of wiretapping him. 
The next day the Sunday shows brought a large focus to the issue, as did my discussions with friends.  I was leaning Trump, but the entire matter became murky to me and I feared being out ahead of the facts.  That is when I watched the Mark Levin video regarding the comments he made on his radio show that had generated both Baier’s comment and the source for Trump’s tweet.
I am neither a fan nor a detractor of Levin.  I respect him as a very smart guy, but I find him a little edgy on his radio show.  He has a prestigious background and is a serious guy who previously was the chief of staff for a U.S. attorney general. 

Obamacare Implosion Now? Since Obama Siphoned GSE Dividends To Prop Up, Can Trump Simply Halt 1st Qtr Sweep?

Earlier this month, Harvard Ph.D. Jerome Corsi of InfoWars (@jerome_corsi) and a CPA "who worked for two years for a major U.S. accounting firm as an outside auditor for Freddie Mac," confirmed a 2012 scheme hatched by the Obama administration to funnel hundreds of billions in dividends from Government Sponsored Enterprises (GSE) Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac to prop up the failing Obamacare program - by paying subsidies to insurers to remain in the system.
If you need to catch up on it, read the InfoWars article above or watch this 18 minute video:
The conclusion reached by Corsi and others is that this was probably illegal.
In fact, House Republicans actually sued the Obama Administration in 2014 over the fact that the subsidies to insurers weren't appropriated by congress and won, which the Obama administration appealed. As Zerohedge and the Atlanta Journal Constitution pointed out last week, the Trump administration has until May 22nd to decide whether or not to pursue the appeal: 

Neil Gorsuch Must Be a Bad Man

A favorite truism in Washington these days is: "Be careful what you wish for; you may get it." It tells the cautionary tale of how Republicans who wanted to run Washington got what they wanted and now must govern.
I offer my own quote for the swamp: "Be careful what you scorn; you may someday become it."
It has been a favorite pastime of elected Democrats to poke fun at the House Freedom Caucus because the rump is ideologically extreme and frequently self-destructive. Senate Democrats now seem poised to overtake the Freedom Caucus in the race away from moderation and in the ability to shoot one's party in the foot. To wit, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is primed to block the U.S. Supreme Court confirmation of Judge Neil Gorsuch.
Gorsuch is the one choice President Donald Trump made and executed flawlessly. In September 2016, Trump released a list of 21 judges from which he pledged to pick a Supreme Court nominee. Gorsuch, 49, was on the list.
Gorsuch has such solid credentials that the American Bar Association unanimously rated him "well qualified" to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court -- its highest rating. In other words, Trump did not pick a flamethrower.