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Truly Bad People replies
Posted by Judy W. 3/10/2019 4:57:06 PM Post Reply
Fear is a great motivator, as is anger. Those two emotions are among the most powerful and destructive feelings that human beings can experience. Politicians use them, to varying degrees, regularly and effectively. But rarely has a political party so openly embraced these two sentiments as the argument for supporting them. (Snip) Having failed to convert the voting age public into true believers on the environment, liberals set their sights on children. Adopting the tobacco company model of hooking them while they’re young, the indoctrination machine has churned out the first generation of the faithful who’ve been
Beating The Cultural Revolution replies
Posted by Judy W. 3/10/2019 6:48:51 PM Post Reply
Hello from snowy and not-un-Siberia-like upstate New York, where I’m attending a conference at the Russian Orthodox monastery and seminary. At dinner last night with some conference-goers, I was talking about my ideas for my upcoming book. As you regular readers know, I plan to write about the warnings people living here who grew up under Soviet and Eastern European communism are now sounding about the emerging totalitarianism in our own increasingly post-liberal culture. (Snip)What the former anti-communist dissidents among us are recognizing is the totalitarianism inherent in a new Cultural Revolution, the contours of which we are only
How Trump can use his ‘pen and phone’ to save billions and encourage immigrants to assimilate replies
Posted by Judy W. 3/11/2019 10:18:47 AM Post Reply
President Trump has a gigantic opportunity to accomplish two goals via an executive order. James Varney pointed this out in the Washington Times: Since the dawn of the 21st century, the U.S. government has operated under mandatory translation rules for its documents and services, a pricey option that President Bill Clinton imposed via executive order near the end of his tenure in August 2000. In essence, the order meant that if a person with limited or no English language skills had a problem with accessing federal services, then that was the government’s problem.
Multicultural Jew-Hatred: Failed Ideologies Bond Over Scapegoating replies
Posted by Judy W. 3/12/2019 8:39:10 AM Post Reply
Yes, the radical Islamists and their allies, the radical Leftists, hate Jews and Americans. Bernard Lewis wrote a masterpiece about it entitled What Went Wrong?, explaining that the Middle Eastern Islamic world constitutes one vast area of failure. Unwilling or incapable of taking the blame for this epic failure, they blamed it on the West -- above all, on the United States and the Jews. Ironically, they imported these doctrines from the West they hate.
So Long, Everybody replies
Posted by Judy W. 3/18/2019 7:11:41 PM Post Reply
My friends, it could be time for me to be saying goodbye. Leftist and Islamic groups have been trying for years to silence all criticism of jihad terror and Sharia oppression of women and others, and in the New Zealand massacre they see the best chance in a long time to move in for the kill. I (along with other foes of jihad terror) could be banned from everything and rendered a non-person, a la Alex Jones, any day now. (Snip)CAIR calls for a total silencing on all platforms of so-called “hate groups,” i.e., those who dare to
Ten legit public policy questions to ask Ilhan Omar replies
Posted by Judy W. 3/19/2019 7:35:49 AM Post Reply
Every American citizen has the right to ask public policy questions from his lawmakers in the public sphere. Lawmakers also have the right to answer or refuse. Ms. Ilhan Omar is not an exception because she is a Muslim. Our Congress is not a safe zone for Muslims or any other group. Here are my ten questions: 1. Why don´t you defend the rights of Muslim women in Somalia and other Muslim-majority countries? 2. Why don´t you talk about the violation of women´s rights by enforcing sharia in some Muslim nations?
No, the Electoral College Is Not a ‘Shadow of Slavery’s Power’ replies
Posted by Judy W. 3/21/2019 6:40:28 AM Post Reply
“There you go again,” Ronald Reagan famously joked in 1980 when President Jimmy Carter painted an inaccurate picture of one of his policies. Perhaps he’d say the same of those who are distorting the history of the Electoral College today. New York’s newest congresswoman, Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has been quick to jump onto this bandwagon, recently labeling the Electoral College a “shadow of slavery’s power on America.” Others have called it a “living symbol of America’s original sin,” an “antiquated relic of slavery,” or even a “pro-slavery compromise.”
Islamophilia: A Neurotic Reaction Against Truth replies
Posted by Judy W. 3/21/2019 8:46:42 AM Post Reply
Pamela Geller recently reported on the murders of 120 Christians in Nigeria since February of this year. (Snip)The sympathy with Islamic jihadists is the necessary perverse outcome of a deep mental illness which I diagnose and call Islamophilia. This is the exaggerated love of Islam and of followers of Islam based upon a desire to bring death and destruction to Christians, Jews, and even those secularists who remain loyal to Judeo-Christian morality. It is an overidentification with the mindset that wishes to destroy Anglo/American liberty based on natural rights,
Green Insanity Is Flooding Towns and Destroying Lives replies
Posted by Judy W. 3/24/2019 3:13:17 PM Post Reply
Having written extensively in these pages (read here, here, and here) on the catastrophic flooding of the Missouri River basin in 2011, I believe that the occasion of this present flood disaster plaguing Nebraska, Iowa, and South Dakota has given rise to many questions. (Snip) Green "deism" does play a role in our current woes, but not as directly as it did in 2011. More of a "Best supporting Actor," in this case. The Master Water Control Manual is the bible of the Missouri River basin dam system.
California School District Forced to Dump CAIR´s Islamic Indoctrination Program replies
Posted by Judy W. 3/25/2019 3:32:56 PM Post Reply
The Freedom of Conscience Defense Fund forced an unprecedented lawsuit settlement on the San Diego Unified School District, which partnered with the terrorism-linked Council on American-Islamic Relations, requiring the district to shut down its discriminatory, unconstitutional “anti-Islamophobia initiative.” The embattled CAIR was named an unindicted co-conspirator in 2007 in an alleged criminal conspiracy to support both HAMAS and the Holy Land Foundation for Relief and Development. In 2014 the United Arab Emirates designated CAIR a terrorist organization. CAIR, which poses as a Muslim civil rights organization, falsely claimed that President Trump’s election caused a wave of attacks
Who’s Afraid of Stephen Moore? And Why? replies
Posted by Judy W. 3/25/2019 6:55:58 PM Post Reply
In the Middle Ages, guilds held a monopoly on who could work in a whole range of trades, from blacksmith to brewer. The guilds set high hurdles for new entrants, or blocked them entirely, in order to limit competition. (Snip) The Washington policy guild often operates like a medieval guild in its effort to screen out “ignorant” heretics who hold disruptive ideas. Just look at their hysterical overreaction to President Trump’s appointment of economist Stephen Moore to the Federal Reserve Board, whose primary role is setting the level of interest rates in the economy.
Tech tyrants at Google do their best to obscure no indictments of Mueller Report replies
Posted by Judy W. 3/26/2019 8:16:39 AM Post Reply
If the internet search monopolists at Google are trying to build a case that they are a dangerous threat to democracy in need of antitrust remediation, they are doing a good job of it. (Snip) Paul Crookston of The Free Beacon spotted the rascals quietly doing their mischief by doing a simple auto-fill test, seeing what Google would suggest as a customer typed in a subject. Using Google search on multiple browsers and on private-browsing mode, the Free Beacon found Google search had an aversion to the search term "indictment."
Echoes of Lee Atwater in Reinvented Lindsey Graham replies
Posted by Judy W. 3/26/2019 9:06:17 AM Post Reply
Many political junkies still remember Lee Atwater who died 28 years ago from a brain tumor on March 29, 1991. While the passing of the fiery political operative and former GOP national chairman remains largely un-commemorated, an event this past year with Atwater’s fellow South Carolinian Lindsey Graham echoes Atwater’s fearlessness on the political stage. Senator Graham reportedly is preparing a counter-investigation into Democrats in the wake of President Trump being absolved of any Russian collusion. Lee Atwater cut his teeth in the campaigns of South Carolina politicians such as Strom Thurmond.
Dems Go Third Party replies
Posted by Judy W. 3/26/2019 9:17:20 AM Post Reply
I’ve long been forecasting that the Democratic Party was headed for a replay of its last big crackup, when it nominated George McGovern for president in 1968, and he carried only one state. So far, the Dems’ big field of candidates makes me think something slightly different: I still think the Dems are headed for a debacle, but it seems to me that the party has already splintered. The candidates attracting the most attention look to me like third-party candidates, the sort who run against “mainstream” politicians only to vanish from sight and memory. The difference is that,
Who’s Bankrolling the National Popular Vote Movement replies
Posted by Judy W. 3/26/2019 11:20:40 AM Post Reply
The nonprofit organization building a coalition of states that favor choosing the president by popular vote promotes itself as nonpartisan, but is financed by millions of dollars from left-leaning groups. Some of the leaders of the movement are prominent Republicans, and most of the funding for the nonprofit, National Popular Vote Inc., has come from a wealthy Democrat and a billionaire independent. However, many large, liberal organizations back the movement, according to the Capital Research Center, a conservative investigative think tank that monitors nonprofits. It gathered donor information on National Popular Vote Inc. using a commercial database.
Make No Mistake: The Mueller Investigation Was All About Flynn replies
Posted by Judy W. 3/27/2019 8:23:58 AM Post Reply
What, then, was it all about? I think I know. It was all about General Flynn. I think it began on the battlefields of Iraq and Afghanistan, when Flynn changed the way we did intelligence against the likes of Zarqawi, bin Laden, the Taliban, and their allies. (Snip) This earned him a following among some who worked for or with him, but it also gained him the enmity of those who had been cut out of “the chain of command.” By the time he was made head of DIA, Flynn had a real problem with the intelligence community,
George Soros Spent $408k on Kim Foxx, Prosecutor in Jussie Smollett Case replies
Posted by Judy W. 3/27/2019 8:48:25 AM Post Reply
Left-wing billionaire mega-donor George Soros donated $408,000 in 2016 to a super PAC that supported Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, whose office prosecuted — and dropped — the Jussie Smollett case. (Snip) Soros has spent heavily on backing “progressive” candidates for local prosecutorial offices across the nation, following the rise of the Black Lives Matter movement in 2014, which alleged that black defendants have been treated unfairly by the justice system.
Here Are 4 Egregious Ways the Left Wants to Transform American Politics replies
Posted by Judy W. 3/27/2019 10:52:24 AM Post Reply
“When you can’t win the game, change the rules.” That seems to be the motto of the far left these days. Not content to play by the rules, it hopes to tilt the playing field to its own advantage and in the process transform American politics. Here are four ways it has proposed doing that. 1. Packing the Supreme Court A number of Democratic presidential hopefuls have floated the idea of adding new seats on the Supreme Court. To begin with, this is something the Constitution gives Congress the power to determine. But this isn’t the first time the political branches
In subpoena fight, Trump lawyer told Mueller: ´You want to do it, you´ve got yourself a war´ replies
Posted by Judy W. 3/29/2019 1:46:02 PM Post Reply
Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller completed his investigation without ever interviewing President Trump. The two sides wrangled over the issue for much of the Mueller investigation before Trump finally agreed to answer questions in writing. Now, in a new podcast interview, a former lawyer for the president, John Dowd, said the wrangling became so contentious that he threatened Mueller with "war" if the special counsel subpoenaed the president. Dowd, who was Trump´s lawyer from June 2017 to March 2018, said Mueller was hampered by two daunting problems. The first was that Mueller could not establish that a crime had occurred
Why The Left Can’t Understand The Alt-Right replies
Posted by Judy W. 3/30/2019 7:36:06 AM Post Reply
This week, The Economist, one of the most respected outlets in the world (and arguably one that is fairly centrist), falsely labeled pundit Ben Shapiro as “the sage of the alt-right.” Shapiro, and then seemingly every conservative on social media, expressed outrage at the accusation. Before long, The Economist corrected itself, instead labeling Shapiro a “radical conservative,” whatever that means. In this case the misappellation was not just factually incorrect, it was unintentionally cruel. During the 2016 Republican primary when the alt-right came to the fore as shock troops supporting Donald Trump (seemingly without his consent) Shapiro was, perhaps more
Trump Really Does Have a Plan That’s Better Than Obamacare replies
Posted by Judy W. 4/2/2019 12:38:08 PM Post Reply
“If the Supreme Court rules that Obamacare is out,” President Donald Trump said last week, “we’ll have a plan that is far better than Obamacare.” (Snip) Besides, the president really doesn’t have a plan that is far better than Obamacare, or any plan at all. Right? Wrong. A look at his fiscal year 2020 budget shows that the president has a plan to reduce costs and increase health care choices. His plan would achieve this by redirecting federal premium subsidies and Medicaid expansion money into grants to states.
5 Key Moments From Equality Act Hearing replies
Posted by Judy W. 4/3/2019 9:59:40 AM Post Reply
Supporters of House Democrats’ “gender equality” bill testified Tuesday that the legislation is necessary to guarantee equal rights for Americans who identify as transgender. One Republican lawmaker, however, wondered if Democrats would push the bill if President Donald Trump decided to call himself “the first female president.” The Equality Act, introduced March 13 and a priority for House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, would add sexual orientation and gender identity to the characteristics protected from discrimination under the 1964 Civil Rights Act. According to an explainer from The Heritage Foundation, the legislation would force workers “to conform to new sexual norms or else lose their
From former Trump lawyer, candid talk about Mueller, Manafort, Sessions, Rosenstein, collusion, tweets, privilege, and the press replies
Posted by Judy W. 4/4/2019 12:57:04 PM Post Reply
What was President Trump up to when he publicly attacked the work of Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller? What was going on behind the scenes between the White House and Mueller´s office? Was there cooperation? A fight over privilege? And just how mad was Trump at Attorney General Jeff Sessions and deputy Rod Rosenstein when the special counsel was appointed? Veteran attorney John Dowd was President Trump´s lawyer for a critical period of the Trump-Russia investigation, from June 2017 until March 2018. In a new podcast, Dowd offered an unusually frank inside look at what was going on between the
To Stop the Deep State, Bring Back Mike Flynn! replies
Posted by Judy W. 4/4/2019 7:53:57 PM Post Reply
Why did the Deep State throw caution to the winds in an desperate effort to frame Donald Trump for alleged collusion with Russia--and failing that, to entrap him in an obstruction of justice case? There are a lot reasons for the Establishment to hate Donald Trump, but one of them stands out. During the campaign, Donald Trump denounced the Obama administration for having created ISIS. That claim drew ridicule from the mainstream media, but it is entirely correct. Lt. Gen. Mike Flynn, Trump´s campaign adviser, was head of Defense Intelligence Agency in 2012 when the DIA blew the whistle
Google pulls the plug on an AI ethics board it founded LAST WEEK over controversies surrounding ´anti- trans´ and military drone panellists replies
Posted by Judy W. 4/5/2019 12:00:51 PM Post Reply
The board, called the Advanced Technology External Advisory Council (ATEAC), consists of experienced industry experts who work in the field of artificial intelligence research. (Snip) Kay Coles James, president of conservative think-tank Heritage Foundation, was brought on-board to provide a different viewpoint to that of Google´s left-wing staff. Activists lashed out at Ms Cole, who was selected by the search giant for her role so the council could offer a range of backgrounds and experience, saying she is ´anti-trans, anti-LGBTQ and anti-immigrant´.
Mueller Express Fails to Deliver, Democrats Head for the Abyss replies
Posted by Judy W. 4/7/2019 8:22:41 AM Post Reply
As the long-running Mueller Witch Hunt pulled into the station empty, the one thing that held together the disparate factions of the Democratic Party -- the thought that Mueller would hand them grounds for impeachment -- was lost and a “Gadarene stampede” (in Conrad Black’s fine phrase, descriptive of a pack of crazed swine heading for the abyss) has followed. To be sure, those who believed Mueller would save them from the Trump revolution didn’t give up entirely. Tom Maguire had some fun at the expense of the diehards: The Walls Are Closing In On Trump Again!
All the Progressive Plotters replies
Posted by Judy W. 4/8/2019 9:39:17 AM Post Reply
Right after the 2016 election, Green Party candidate Jill Stein—cheered on by Hillary Clinton dead-enders—sued in three states to recount votes and thereby overturn Donald Trump’s victory in the Electoral College. Before the quixotic effort imploded, Stein was praised as an iconic progressive social justice warrior who might stop the hated Trump from even entering the White House. When that did not work, B-list Hollywood celebrities mobilized, with television and radio commercials, to shame electors in Trump-won states into not voting for the president-elect during the official Electoral College balloting in December 2016.
Google´s treatment of Kay Coles James is shameful, misguided replies
Posted by Judy W. 4/8/2019 10:58:16 AM Post Reply
It was bound to happen. In fact, I’m surprised it took this long for leftists to viciously attack Kay Coles James. The general strategy since she became president of The Heritage Foundation seems to have been to largely to ignore Mrs. James in an attempt to keep the masses unaware of her effective advocacy of conservative principles. (Snip) In late March, a small cabal of Google employees began circulating a petition calling for Mrs. James to be removed from Google’s newly appointed external advisory council on artificial intelligence. The title of the petition? “Googlers Against Transphobia and Hate.”
I wanted to help Google make AI more responsible. Instead I was treated with hostility. replies
Posted by Judy W. 4/10/2019 11:44:40 AM Post Reply
Google decided this year to create an advisory council that would help guide the company in the responsible development of artificial intelligence. (Snip) Like many businesses and nonprofits, my organization, the Heritage Foundation, relies on Google search, YouTube and other Google products to promote our work, to reach audiences and to advance our mission. We’re also concerned about reports alleging that Google suppresses conservative voices and politically skews its search-engine results. It was reassuring to be invited to participate in the AI advisory council — a sign that Google wanted to treat a wide range of viewpoints fairly
Clarence Thomas Speaks Out on Amy Coney Barrett, ‘Dogma’ Charge replies
Posted by Judy W. 4/12/2019 9:46:59 AM Post Reply
Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas told a friendly audience in California that religious belief does not compromise the work of the courts, and he expressed regret that religion featured prominently in a 2017 judicial confirmation. Speaking on April 4 at Pepperdine University School of Law’s annual banquet, Thomas was asked whether it is ever legitimate to consider a candidate’s religious views during the confirmation process. The question was asked with specific reference to Democratic Sen. Dianne Feinstein of California, who suggested that Judge Amy Coney Barrett was too dogmatic for the federal bench in September 2017.
Trump’s Rebel Alliance Attacks the Left’s Death Star replies
Posted by Judy W. 4/14/2019 6:07:31 AM Post Reply
As in one of those old-time movies like Mr. Smith Goes to Washington or a sci-fi film like Star Wars, where the good guys finally go on the offensive and beat the evildoers, this week the President and the rebel alliance cracked through the Democrat’s Death Star of lies , deceit, and unpunished illegalities. It was fun to watch, and I think it’s just begun. Candace Owens This attractive young black woman, connected to Prager U, blew House Democrats out of the water. The video of her feat on C-Span received more hits than any other Twitter/CSpan video.
This tiny election proves Trump’s coalition is alive and well replies
Posted by Judy W. 4/14/2019 7:54:38 AM Post Reply
Less than a month ago, conservative Judge Brian Hagedorn was a dead man walking. As he raced against liberal Judge Lisa Neubauer for a seat on the Wisconsin Supreme Court, the local press portrayed him as an anti-gay extremist and bigot. They called out the Christian school he founded for its code of conduct stipulating “no sex outside of marriage between a man and a woman.” Never mind that this code of conduct is common practice at private religious schools across the country. The Democrats seized on the moment. Outside money poured in from groups like Planned Parenthood
MSNBC Political Analyst: ‘If Jesus Is So Great, Why Aren’t You Nicer?’ replies
Posted by Judy W. 4/18/2019 7:47:28 AM Post Reply
MSNBC political analyst Zerlina Maxwell criticized conservative-leaning Christians for not being "kinder" and said that South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is "demonstrating how to actually be a Christian," after the 2020 presidential hopeful shrugged off protesters in Iowa last night. "I think that we are going to see a number of protests. Anti-abortion protesters are going to show up at events throughout this primary," she said on MSNBC Live. "I have no doubt. So I think it´s a test for Democrats, including Mayor Pete, about how they can handle that type of direct adversity."
Stolen Archives Show the True History of Russia Collusion replies
Posted by Judy W. 4/20/2019 6:30:31 AM Post Reply
Numerous examples are provided in a soon to be released book, Judgment in Moscow, by the heroic Soviet dissident, Vladimir Bukovsky. He makes use of extensive first hand documents that he personally stole from Russia´s Central Committee (C.C.) archives, which have never before been accessible to Americans. The media must be tripping over themselves to see what Bukovsky reveals...right? Well, not so much. Because the C.C. documents demonstrate, irrefutably, that the American Establishment was the one willingly and repeatedly colluding with Russia — an inconvenient fact. This is history that the mainstream media don´t want Americans to know.
Things the Media Ignored in the Mueller Report replies
Posted by Judy W. 4/21/2019 8:06:18 AM Post Reply
Despite the oceans of pixels, buckets of ink, and hours of TV and radio coverage respecting the Mueller report, there are two important things underplayed or ignored: the ubiquitous nature of Russian interference from 2014 on, which Obama ignored, and the real target of the witch hunt -- General Michael Flynn (and why). To get there, let’s first quickly review the pre- and post- report major media coverage. The Ridiculous Press Propagation of the Hoax and Response to the Report There are countless examples of the media beclowning itself when the left’s dream
Conversion Therapy Bans Make Good Health Care Illegal replies
Posted by Judy W. 5/11/2019 2:48:01 PM Post Reply
This refrain is echoed in story after story of parents whose child has suddenly announced that they are transgender. The parent of a teen with Asperger’s grieves that she cannot find “a professional that would consider her diagnosis of ASD” as possibly contributing to her gender dysphoria. When her daughter declared herself to be a boy, an anonymous parent writing at The Federalist looked for a “therapist who could help her sort out what her gender dysphoria meant.” (Snip) This mother “quickly discovered that it is nearly impossible to find therapists who do this kind of work.”
The Media Wounded replies
Posted by Judy W. 5/13/2019 8:57:40 AM Post Reply
There still exists a physical media in the sense of airing current events. But it is not journalism as we once understood the disinterested reporting of the news. Journalism is now dead. The media lives on. Reporters today believe that their coverage serves higher agendas of social justice, identity politics, “equality” and diversity. To the degree a news account is expanded or ignored, praised or blasted, depends on its supposed utility to the effort to fundamentally transform the country into something unlike its founding. At the recent third president-less White House Correspondents’ Dinner, passive-aggressive journalists whined that they were victims,
Pompeo to John Kerry: You´re Not Secretary of State Anymore. If You Want to Revert to Weakness on Iran, Try Winning an Election. replies
Posted by Judy W. 5/16/2019 7:34:15 PM Post Reply
Earlier this week, I traveled to Brussels, Belgium and Sochi, Russia as part of the press delegation accompanying US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on his latest overseas trip. Pompeo made headlines over his meetings with top Russian officials, including Vladimir Putin -- and as we landed back in the United States early Wednesday morning, news was breaking about the serious precautions the Trump administration had begun to implement in response to what it terms ´real´ and ´escalating´ global threats against Americans and American interests from the Iranian regime.
K-12: Educrats Are Parasites replies
Posted by Judy W. 5/16/2019 7:36:41 PM Post Reply
One of the most grisly images in nature is a wasp methodically injecting eggs into a big, soft, helpless caterpillar. Wasp larvae will eventually eat the drugged caterpillar from the inside, and a new generation of wasps will emerge from dying caterpillars. This sequence was so upsetting to Charles Darwin that he started to turn atheist. He opined, "There seems to me too much misery in the world." In fact, parasitism is extremely common and usually not a problem for either party. In the more disturbing arrangements, however,
Bukovsky’s Judgment replies
Posted by Judy W. 5/16/2019 8:29:33 PM Post Reply
Cambridge, England — All Soviet dissidents are legendary, to one degree or another. Vladimir Bukovsky is especially so. He is held in awe by people whom the rest of us hold in awe. I’m speaking of his fellow dissidents. He is a dissident’s dissident, so to speak. A book of his, which originally appeared in 1995, is now being published in English for the first time. On his back patio, amid chirping birds, I talk with him about this and many other subjects.
Government Experiment Brainwashes Children
to Manipulate Conservative Parents
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Posted by Judy W. 5/17/2019 12:16:28 PM Post Reply
#C02Kult. That’s the hashtag for it in Germany, where they know a bit about mass hysteria and brainwashing. It shows up every time students are manipulated into another school strike for the “environment”. The Joan of Arc of C02Kult is Greta Thunberg, the daughter of two Swedish celebrities, and a 15-year-old suffering from Aspergers, who became a popular lefty figure for leading environmental school strikes.
The War on History
Comes for George Washington
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Posted by Judy W. 5/21/2019 8:56:47 AM Post Reply
They finally came for George Washington. The perpetual war on history now has the father of our country in its sights as the San Francisco Board of Education considers removing a mural of Washington from a local school. If the board succeeds in politicizing Washington, whose legacy was once so secured and uniting that his home at Mount Vernon was considered neutral ground during the Civil War, then we have clearly crossed the Rubicon of social division. Critics of the mural point out that, in addition to Washington, it also depicts slaves and Native Americans—and one of the Native Americans appears to be dead.
The New Right Is Beating
the New Left. Everywhere.
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Posted by Judy W. 5/22/2019 8:49:20 AM Post Reply
Sometimes political revolutions occur right before our eyes without us quite realizing it. I think that’s what’s been happening over the last few weeks around the world, and the message is clear: The populist “New Right” isn’t going away anytime soon, and the rise of the “New Left” is exaggerated. Start with Australia, where Prime Minister Scott Morrison won a surprising victory last week. Before the election, polls had almost uniformly indicated that his Liberal-National Coalition would have to step down, but voters were of another mind. With their support of Morrison, an evangelical Christian who has expressed support
Biden: The Democrats’ Flavor of the Week replies
Posted by Judy W. 4/28/2019 7:36:50 AM Post Reply
I think there are somewhere in the neighborhood of 20 Democrats who have thrown their hats into the ring so far. Frankly, I’ve lost count. Each week, as a new hat comes flying, the contender is the recipient of free, often favorable, press doting, only to be followed within hours by attacks on his or her personality, policies and history. This week’s person-whose-definitely-going-to beat-the President is Obama’s former vice president, Joe Biden. He postponed the big announcement several times, and finally, the big day arrived this week. His party’s theme for some time now has been straight white men bad,
8th Place: A High School Girl’s Life After Transgender Students Join Her Sport replies
Posted by Judy W. 5/6/2019 8:53:39 AM Post Reply
When two high school athletes who were born male but identify as female took first and second place at Connecticut’s girls indoor track championship this year, it wasn’t just a local news story. To some, it was a story of triumph and courage. The winner, a junior from Bloomfield High School, set a girls state indoor record of 6.95 seconds in the 55-meter dash, and went on to win the New England titles in both the 55-meter dash and the 300-meter dash. (snip) Is this the end of women’s sports? To Selina Soule, a 16-year-old runner from Glastonbury, it was personal.
Did the NY Times just admit — and defend — Obama’s spying on Trump? replies
Posted by Judy W. 5/6/2019 9:07:19 AM Post Reply
They’ve done it, they’ve finally done it! The New York Times has picked up the scent of the scandalous spying on Donald Trump’s 2016 campaign and is joining the hunt for the truth. That’s how the president and some supporters reacted after the Times reported the FBI sent a “cloaked investigator” to a London meeting with Trump aide George Papadopoulos in September of 2016. (Snip) If only that were true. In reality, we’ll see pigs fly before we see the Times fully committed to getting to the bottom of what Trump calls ­“Spygate.”
The Increasingly Narrow, Parochial Prism of Journalism replies
Posted by Judy W. 5/6/2019 10:21:16 AM Post Reply
Last month, immediately after fire had almost destroyed the cathedral of Notre Dame in Paris, the Washington Post ran a piece with the headline, "The Notre Dame fire ignites the West´s far-right." The author, Ishaan Tharoor, used his piece to expand on that untimely and inaccurate claim. He wrote: "A strange — though not altogether surprising — thing happened in the shadow of Monday´s tragedy. As many around the world watched an iconic cathedral in Paris go up in flames, others immediately set about trying to spark new fires. On both sides of the Atlantic, denizens of the far right
The Post-Free Speech World replies
Posted by Judy W. 5/8/2019 9:53:18 AM Post Reply
In this week of second-birthday celebrations for The Mark Steyn Club, the thing most worth celebrating is mere existence: We haven´t yet been vaporized. Every day the Big Shut-Up advances: Last week Facebook eighty-sixed Alex Jones, Milo Yiannopoulos, Paul Joseph Watson and for good measure Twitter suspended the Hollywood contrarian James Woods. It´s a bit unfair on poor old calypso conspiracist Louis Farrakhan, who found himself de-platformed with all the right-wing haters just because Speech Commissar Zuckerberg needed a bipartisan figleaf. He won´t require that much longer, and indeed Big Social is growing ever more brazen in its preference
Gillibrand wrote her thesis on Chinese
oppression in Tibet but has been
silent about it in Congress
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Posted by Judy W. 5/22/2019 1:27:48 PM Post Reply
U.S. Ambassador to China Terry Branstad is scheduled to make a rare visit to Tibet this week to raise concerns about Chinese restrictions on Buddhist practices and to advocate for the preservation of Tibetan culture. If he wanted, he could seek knowledge and advice from a surprising source: Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who wrote her college thesis on Tibet, but has been strangely quiet about the issue while in Congress. (Snip} But despite her knowledge and experience, Gillibrand has not been vocal about the relationship between China and Tibet since she joined Congress in 2007.
North Korea calls Biden 'fool of
low IQ' over Kim criticism
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Posted by Judy W. 5/22/2019 4:42:09 PM Post Reply
SEOUL, South Korea -- North Korea has labeled Joe Biden a "fool of low IQ" and an "imbecile bereft of elementary quality as a human being" after the U.S. presidential hopeful called North Korean leader Kim Jong Un a tyrant during a recent speech. Pyongyang's official Korean Central News Agency on Wednesday said the former American vice president had insulted the country's supreme leadership and committed an "intolerable and serious politically-motivated provocation" against the North. Biden during a campaign launch in Philadelphia on Saturday accused President Donald Trump of cozying up to "dictators and tyrants" like Kim and Russian
The Trans Lobby Is Now
Marketing to Your Kids
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Posted by Judy W. 5/23/2019 7:50:23 AM Post Reply

As the LGBT movement continues to grow in power and influence, it has started to market drag and transgender ideology to the most gullible group out there: children. These efforts normalize concepts that are unscientific and that promote medical treatments that many medical professionals oppose. Take what happened recently on Mother’s Day. Chips Ahoy!, king of the commercialized, processed cookie, tweeted an endorsement of its product by Vanessa Vanjie Mateo, the name of a well-known drag queen.

Climate and the fate of corn replies
Posted by Judy W. 5/23/2019 1:02:48 PM Post Reply
It is a remarkable thing that the U.K. and Irish parliaments were able to hypnotize themselves and pass climate emergency legislation when the southern half of the planet has not warmed at all in 120 years. (Snip) It has been a very wet and cold start to the 2019 growing season in the Corn Belt, with the consequence that a lot of farmers have not been able to get into their fields to plant. In a normal year, most of the crop would be planted by now. It will now be delayed by a month if it does get planted.
The plot against Trump had deep roots
dating back to Michael Flynn's career
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Posted by Judy W. 5/29/2019 3:44:23 AM Post Reply
Attorney General William Barr is trying to figure out how the Trump-Russia collusion investigation got started. He may find a more complicated story than he suspects. It may well be that ill-willed FBI and CIA agents working against Trump evolved from a much narrower scheme that targeted Michael Flynn long before Donald Trump brought Flynn on to his team, first as a campaign adviser, and then as head of the national security council.
The Lie That Will Not Die and
the Truth about Black Mass Shooters
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Posted by Judy W. 5/29/2019 9:25:40 AM Post Reply
The lie that will not die: Most mass shooters are white. Just Google "white mass shooters," and you will find hundreds and hundreds of stories from The Grio, Root, Salon, CNN, PBS, and Newsweek, right up to the Washington Post, with headlines likes this, from Vice: "Why are so many mass shootings committed by young white men?" (Snip) At least one legacy media outfit figured out, however painful it was to report (and bury in the middle of the jump), that three quarters of mass shooters are black. That was the New York Times.
The Lie That Will Not Die and
the Truth about Black Mass Shooters
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Posted by Judy W. 5/29/2019 9:25:42 AM Post Reply
The lie that will not die: Most mass shooters are white. Just Google "white mass shooters," and you will find hundreds and hundreds of stories from The Grio, Root, Salon, CNN, PBS, and Newsweek, right up to the Washington Post, with headlines likes this, from Vice: "Why are so many mass shootings committed by young white men?" (Snip) At least one legacy media outfit figured out, however painful it was to report (and bury in the middle of the jump), that three quarters of mass shooters are black. That was the New York Times.
John Durham Needs To Investigate Why
The Info Generating The Mueller Probe
Is All Linked To Hillary Clinton
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Posted by Judy W. 6/1/2019 7:19:05 AM Post Reply
The Federal Bureau of Investigation had a budget approaching $10 billion during James Comey’s tenure as its director. Combined with budgets for the Central Intelligence Agency and National Security Agency, these agencies cost taxpayers around $30 billion annually. Therefore, one would think that incriminating evidence derived from the FBI, NSA, or CIA could have linked Donald Trump to Russian hackers or Kremlin operatives, if that evidence existed. Instead, almost all the major findings used to justify investigations into Trump’s campaign are linked to Hillary Clinton or the Democratic Party.
Sweden's Self-Inflicted Mess replies
Posted by Judy W. 6/1/2019 5:00:15 PM Post Reply
In the picturesque Swedish university city of Uppsala, 80% of girls do not feel safe in the city center. One 14-year old teenager, who is afraid to reveal her identity, told the Swedish media that she always wears trainers so that she can 'run faster' if she is attacked: (Snip) A recent survey from Region Uppsala shows that only 19% of girls in high school feel safe in the inner city of Uppsala. In 2013, the number was 45%. The men and boys in the gangs that engage in the sexual harassment of Swedish girls in Uppsala are frequently newly-arrived migrants.
Inside the DNC's plan
to defeat Trump
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Posted by Judy W. 6/2/2019 7:53:22 AM Post Reply
Hundreds of young Democrats will arrive in Atlanta next month to be trained as field organizers in an effort to prepare the party’s next generation of operatives to join the eventual nominee’s presidential campaign in seven battleground states. The field organizing program is one of several new initiatives the Democratic National Committee (DNC) has implemented under Chairman Tom Perez, whose two-year-long overhaul of the national party has focused on building out the DNC’s campaign infrastructure, data and cybersecurity programs.
Rare Earth Minerals and Thorium replies
Posted by Judy W. 6/3/2019 8:57:21 AM Post Reply
There seems to be a similarity between international trade disputes and Texas Hold’em. (Snip) To understand the problem, we first must understand where rare earth mineral deposits are found and why, we in the United States, no longer mine the deposits that we have domestically. Rare earth minerals are found in a number of areas around the world, including North America. Rare earths are comprised of the 15 Lanthanide Elements in the periodic table and two outliers; Scandium and Yttrium. As with many mineral deposits, there are also other less desirable minerals collocated in these veins of rare earth minerals. These include uranium and thorium, which are radioactive.
Jim Sciutto’s Quiet Indictment
of the Obama Administration
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Posted by Judy W. 6/8/2019 3:31:26 AM Post Reply
At the end of 2011, Jim Sciutto moved to Beijing to become chief of staff and senior policy adviser to U.S. Ambassador to China Gary Locke, after spending a decade as ABC News senior foreign correspondent. (Snip) But anyone who wanted Sciutto’s new book, The Shadow War: Inside Russia’s and China’s Secret Operations to Defeat America, to offer a flattering portrait of the Obama administration will be deeply disappointed. In fact, anecdote by anecdote, chapter by chapter, Sciutto assembles a stinging indictment.
Arrogant Conceit and Pratfalls replies
Posted by Judy W. 6/9/2019 7:22:31 AM Post Reply
The Greeks used the word “hubris” to describe excessive arrogance and conceit. And they were wise to the fact that it leads to downfalls. Any doubt about that was surely erased by the week’s news where an Ohio jury and an incredibly hardworking, well-organized strategist -- the President -- put some arrogant prima donnas in their place. Oberlin and Gibson’s Bakery and Identity Politics
Leftism Makes People Meaner replies
Posted by Judy W. 6/11/2019 8:04:19 PM Post Reply
The sadistic treatment of Paul Manafort illustrates something I have believed since I attended graduate school in the 1970s and saw the behavior of left-wing students: Leftism makes people meaner. There are kind and mean conservatives and kind and mean liberals. Neither liberalism nor conservatism makes people kinder or meaner. But this is not the case with leftism. With the handful of exceptions that accompany every generalization, leftism makes people meaner, even crueler. Take the transfer of Manafort, the one-time Trump campaign manager, from a federal prison to New York’s Rikers Island prison. Rikers Island is universally regarded as a wretched place.
Innovation and Optimal Ignorance replies
Posted by Judy W. 6/15/2019 12:19:03 PM Post Reply
“Optimal ignorance” is the idea that “experts” can be so constrained by their own knowledge that it hinders their ability to innovate. That in fact, a somewhat incomplete knowledge of the discipline may enhance rather than inhibit creativity. If optimal ignorance is a valid concept, it has far-reaching implications for the specific types of resources that are likely to be most effective in solving complex problems. The Innovator Charles Kettering Charles Franklin Kettering (1876-1958) was born in the year the telephone was invented and died at the peak of America’s industrial supremacy.
When and Why Golden Geese Take Wing replies
Posted by Judy W. 6/16/2019 6:16:19 AM Post Reply
My friend Lynn Chu has boiled down the basis for a just, prosperous society: “It is very easy to spend other people's money, thus eliminating all of the vital discrimination about the devils in the details which are knowable only at the level of the individual. (Snip) When Great Britain turned over Hong Kong at the expiration of its lease, the Chinese government promised to leave its democratic institutions and law alone. Bit by bit, that promise has been eroded until recently China pressured the local authorities to agree to an extradition treaty that would allow them to extradite
Robert Mueller: A Scary
and Mendacious Man
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Posted by Judy W. 6/16/2019 6:48:59 AM Post Reply
Robert Mueller's troublesome, unethical, and corrupt FBI career prior to his appointment as the special counsel on the Trump-Russia Collusion investigation deserves a serious vetting. I provide here two points of reference: a monograph by sitting congressman and former Texas State Court judge Louie Gohmert titled "Robert Mueller: Unmasked" and a book by Louisiana attorney and sitting Louisiana state senator John Milkovich titled Robert Mueller: Errand Boy for the New World Order.
Are We Overdoing Father’s Day? replies
Posted by Judy W. 6/16/2019 7:25:33 AM Post Reply
Like most American households, mine carries on all of the old-time Father’s Day traditions. Last weekend, we put up the Father’s Day tree. We’ve bought the fireworks, inflated the outdoor decorations; and we’ve laid out the decorative “Father’s Day Village” with the electric racetrack which runs between the sporting goods and the hardware stores. We watch the Father’s Day TV specials, too. We love the old animated classics, like “Rude Al, The Red-Nosed Daddy,” and “The Grinch Who Caught The Punk Who Tried To Steal Father’s Day, And Thrashed Him Within An Inch of His Miserable Life.”
With a Huge Punitive Damage
Award, the Oberlin Verdict Becomes
Even More Meaningful
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Posted by Judy W. 6/16/2019 7:45:05 AM Post Reply
Yesterday, the jury in the Oberlin College defamation trial delivered the school a staggering blow — awarding the plaintiffs $33 million in punitive damages after last week handing down an $11 million verdict for the college’s role in a defamatory campaign against a small Ohio bakery. The total damage award is so large that it may exceed state-law limits. But make no mistake, even if the award is reduced to, say, a “mere” $25 million, this case is profoundly important. (Snip) Given the prevalence of malice and falsehood in modern outrage mobs, the culture was ripe for a case like the Oberlin trial,
High School Track Star Who Lost
Race to Transgender Athletes Explains Why She’s Fighting Back
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Posted by Judy W. 6/20/2019 10:21:30 AM Post Reply
The female high school athlete who was forced to sit on the sidelines at a major track tournament because two transgender runners landed the No. 1 and No. 2 spots isn’t just speaking out about the unfairness of her situation—she’s fighting back. Hours after filing a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights, Selina Soule and her attorney, Christiana Holcomb of Alliance Defending Freedom, sat down with Kelsey Bolar on this week’s edition of “Problematic Women” to discuss the latest developments in her case.
Presidential Tweets and
a SCOTUS Sneak Peek
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Posted by Judy W. 6/23/2019 8:07:18 AM Post Reply
The most amusing story of the week is the President’s announcement that he plans to live tweet the Democratic Party debates. In anticipation of this, people are already announcing Trump tweet parties, and some are hoping a creative media outlet will do a split screen of the point/counterpoint. Newsweek, of course, wants the media to ignore this spectacle, knowing as they must how devastating this would be to the entire 20 Democratic candidate debate kick line. At The Federalist Margot Cleveland previews the likely thrust of the tweets and wisely offers this advice:
America Take an Antifa Beating replies
Posted by Judy W. 7/3/2019 4:33:06 PM Post Reply
I will not be in much of a celebratory mood this coming Independence Day. Our borders have collapsed. Our educational system is a wreck. And our constitutionally protected freedoms of assembly, speech and the press are under siege in the streets and across the internet. The ability of patriots to warn, expose and combat the threats to our national sovereignty is eroding daily. Sorry to be a wet blanket, my fellow Americans, but this is no time for a parade. In Portland, my young journalist friend Andy Ngo was hospitalized over the weekend after a brutal assault at the hands of Antifa thugs who rule the streets and run the city.
How Many Divisions Does
Chief Justice Roberts Have?
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Posted by Judy W. 7/7/2019 8:19:56 AM Post Reply
When Obama didn’t like a court order, he ignored it. In fact , he exceeded the constitutional bounds of his office at least 10 times, notes Ilya Shapiro. (Snip) By contrast, although hampered at every turn by Obama-appointed district court judges assuming themselves to be commanders-in-chief and issuing nationwide injunctions against presidential actions on spurious grounds, this administration has continued to follow the accepted path of appealing those rulings, despite the delays that entails. Oddly, Chief Justice Roberts took issue with the notion that these usurpers are Obama judges, claiming the federal judiciary is politically neutral. I say oddly, because twice Roberts has not been politically neutral
Contempt is the New Tax Evasion replies
Posted by Judy W. 7/8/2019 1:47:24 PM Post Reply
I've just come off of two days holed up in London's Old Bailey. The famous court was once a beacon of justice, though you wouldn't know it from what happened there to Tommy Robinson. Robinson stood trial last week for the purported offence of filming sex groomers and gang rapists on their way into a Leeds courthouse last spring. During a 90-minute Facebook Live stream, he broadcast their arrivals and asked them how they felt about the forthcoming verdicts. Several responded with lewd comments about Robinson's wife and mother.
Clintons mass-booed at
Billy Joel concert
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Posted by Judy W. 7/14/2019 6:48:12 AM Post Reply
Is time finally up for the Clintons? Sometimes it's the little things, such as booing in a stadium, that tell the story. Apparently, Bill and Hillary Clinton got booed big. According to Fox News: After singer Billy Joel dedicated a song to the former first couple and flashed them up on the screen at Madison Square Garden, initial cheers turned to boos from the audience. (Snip) It's surprising, given how untouchable the Clintons have been up until now. They've committed scandal after scandal -- and nothing ever happens to them, not even bad poll numbers let alone handcuffs.
It's Not Really a Climate
Thing: It's about Control
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Posted by Judy W. 7/14/2019 7:00:40 AM Post Reply
Fascism, Communism, Nazism -- all gifts tStill, the control freaks of the left are do the world from Europe. Now it's nonsensical worries about climate change resulting in deliberately built-in inefficiencies in everything from household appliances to transportation methods. Compared to the U.S., Europe’s love of control-down economics leaves it in the dust: “The US GDP is five times that of Germany, seven times that of France and UK, 10 times of that of Italy, and 14 times of that of Spain in 2018.” And when the UK leaves the EU as I predict it will, the gap will be much larger.
Read of the day: A strong
dose of reality on Israel
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Posted by Judy W. 7/15/2019 8:17:59 AM Post Reply
I strongly recommend a long interview with Michael Oren, and American-born Israeli, who has served as Israel’s ambassador the United States and currently is a Member of the Knesset and Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Office. He speaks very frankly on many issues, and provides perspectives that I found fascinating and useful. (Snip) [quoting Oren] About five years ago, when Secretary of State Kerry was traveling back and forth between Israel and the Palestinians, he almost invariably paused before getting on a plane back to the United States to issue a not-so-veiled threat against the state of Israel.
When the MSM Say Someone Is
in Prison for a Minor Drug
Crime, They’re Always Lying
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Posted by Judy W. 7/18/2019 8:38:53 AM Post Reply
If the left has its way in the next few years, there won't be anyone left in prison because, you see, they're overflowing with innocent black men locked up for "nonviolent drug crimes." All of them! Over the weekend, NBC News investigative reporter Leigh Ann Caldwell appeared on MSNBC's "Kasie DC" to tell the story of Bill Underwood, loving parent and prison mentor, who has already spent nearly 30 years in prison for a nonviolent drug crime. Caldwell reported: Caldwell reported: "William Underwood, now 65 years old, was sentenced to life in prison without parole for a nonviolent drug-related crime. .
The Lost Frontier replies
Posted by Judy W. 7/20/2019 12:52:25 PM Post Reply
Fifty years ago today man landed on the moon, in the persons of Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin and courtesy of a lunar module from Apollo 11. (Snip) Kennedy was cautioned against his moon speech on the grounds that he was setting America up for very public humiliation. But he chose to go ahead. And now? From After America: Four decades later, Bruce Charlton, professor of Theoretical Medicine at the University of Buckingham in England, wrote that "that landing of men on the moon and bringing them back alive was the supreme achieve- ment of human capability, the most difficult problem ever solved by humans."
Mogadishu Mon Amour replies
Posted by Judy W. 7/21/2019 7:45:08 AM Post Reply
The French movie Hiroshima Mon Amour is based on human memory and forgetfulness as recounted by two lovers. The tale of the congresswoman who calls herself Ilhan Omar is a tale of an anti-Semite bred-in-the-bone corruptocrat whose rise in political power rests very largely on complicity by the media’s airbrushing of her history because they thought this physically attractive African Moslem “refugee” was just the ticket to defeat Donald Trump. The media counts on our forgetfulness and ignorance.
Maine and Nevada Show Why the
Electoral College Helps Small
States, Not Red States
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Posted by Judy W. 7/22/2019 10:52:59 AM Post Reply
Last month, both Maine and Nevada did what was in the best interests of their states: They rejected bills that would have enrolled their states in the National Popular Vote Interstate Compact, an unwise effort to override the Electoral College. (Snip) The National Popular Vote compact, which is an agreement between states, requires a participating state to award all of its electoral votes to the presidential candidate who receives the most votes across the nation, not to the candidate who actually won the vote in that state.
Impeachment Dreams Die; Wall gets Built replies
Posted by Judy W. 7/28/2019 7:27:09 AM Post Reply
This was a week the President could only have dreamed of. There was the highly promoted appearance of Robert Mueller before two congressional committees in which the impeachment dream of the party with no saleable agenda died in full public view. Egged on by Deep Staters, Guatemala had recently backed off of a deal to keep asylum seekers there, but at the end of the week thought better of reneging (after the President threatened tariffs and other responses if they didn’t follow through on the deal). The week ended with the Supreme Court green lighting the transfer of some funds from the Defense budget
This Lawsuit Over ‘Sex’ and ‘Gender
Identity’ Will Have Sweeping Implications
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Posted by Judy W. 7/29/2019 8:19:52 AM Post Reply
“I felt like I had been punched in the stomach. I was just gasping for air.” That’s how Nancy Rost recalls the moments after her husband, Tom, walked through the door of their home six years ago this month. In his hand, Tom held a letter from a longtime employee. (Snip) Anthony Stephens, a biological male employee who had agreed to and followed the funeral home’s sex-specific dress code for more than six years, intended to show up to work—as well as to the homes of grieving families—dressed as a woman.
Can We Please Have Something Normal? replies
Posted by Judy W. 8/4/2019 6:06:15 AM Post Reply
As is often the case, Tom Maguire speaks what many of us are thinking. This week, following the Democratic debates and a poll indicating that only 25% of Democrats want a “bold, new agenda” he tweeted: “Per this poll, this is not a 'Time For A Change' election; It's a 'Can We Please Catch Our Breath And Have Something Like Normal For Five Minutes, Please, I'm Begging Now' election. But Dems, transfixed by the Twitterati, aren't listening. Too bad.” With him, as well, I share this favorite exchange of the last “debate”: INSLEE: ...I've heard you say that we need a realistic plan. Here's what I believe... BIDEN: No, I didn't say that.
Baltimore black kids
escape to Trump country
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Posted by Judy W. 8/4/2019 6:18:29 AM Post Reply
A year and a half ago, my wife Mary and I moved closer to our parents. We relocated from Florida to what I nicknamed "Trump Country USA," a tiny town in West Virginia. I've seen MAGA cap–wearers and a few lawns with old Trump signs. Our tiny town emits Christian traditional American values. We enjoy the annual Christmas and July 4th parades. Only a handful of blacks, which includes me, live here. A few days after we moved into our home, our neighbor Meg welcomed us with a homemade apple pie. Meg recently called and asked us to help with the "Friends of the Library"
The Dream Team Loses to the Nobodies replies
Posted by Judy W. 8/5/2019 5:31:04 AM Post Reply
When figurehead Robert Mueller likely allowed Andrew Weissman to form his special counsel team to investigate so-called charges of Russian collusion involving Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and the Kremlin, Washington elites became bouncy. The high-profile legal “powerhouse” lineup immediately looked like a sure-thing—an elite slaughter of the yokels. As they perused the résumés of the New York and Washington prosecutors, and the Wilmer-Hale veterans, reporters were ecstatic
Gallup, Darwinism, and Scientism replies
Posted by Judy W. 8/5/2019 8:09:18 AM Post Reply
Gallup recently announced that forty percent of all Americans believe in creationism. A better storyline to its recent polling data might be that only one in five Americans believes in Darwinism, which was a wobbly theory when first proposed almost two centuries ago and which has become an increasingly improbable explanation for the origin of life and species during the last two hundred years. That would be a better storyline, but it is not the storyline presented by Gallup. Darwinists are invariably the product of an educational system that has as little to do with free thought as the educational systems of Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union.
What’s Really Behind the
‘White Supremacy’ Terrorism Scare
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Posted by Judy W. 8/6/2019 11:02:48 AM Post Reply
The anti-Trump forces, now stripped of their Russian collusion ammunition, have invented another imaginary threat they hope to weaponize against the president: The public menace posed by “white supremacist” terrorism. Much like the collusion conspiracy theory—which relied on random incidents, fictional villains, unconvincing evidence, and the Bad Orange Man in the White House—there is little substance to this purported danger. Unironically, the whole ruse is being pushed by the same people who foisted the Russian collusion hoax on the American people for three years in the hopes of prompting President Trump’s impeachment and removal.
Knives, Rifles, and a Suicide replies
Posted by Judy W. 8/11/2019 5:36:33 PM Post Reply
Another bad week for Democrats. (Snip) In any event, this very weak field of candidates seems to encourage them to further madness. This week it was to blame mass shootings in Dayton and El Paso on the President and to demand gun control measures, some of which are already in place. For the most part the arguments are demonstrably specious and opportunistic. Perhaps to hang on to the votes of upper-class white women who are for it. And firearm ownership is increasing among minorities, who are unlikely to find efforts to deprive them of defensive weaponry appealing.
Ebola 'no longer incurable' as Congo
trial finds drugs boost survival
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Posted by Judy W. 8/13/2019 8:02:10 AM Post Reply
LONDON - Scientists are a step closer to being able to cure the deadly Ebola hemorrhagic fever after two experimental drugs showed survival rates of as much as 90% in a clinical trial in Congo. Two experimental drugs - an antibody cocktail called REGN-EB3 developed by Regeneron (REGN.O) and a monoclonal antibody called mAb114 - will now be offered to all patients infected with the viral disease in an ongoing outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The drugs showed “clearly better” results, according to U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), in a trial of four potential treatments
Google blacklists American Thinker replies
Posted by Judy W. 8/16/2019 7:37:16 AM Post Reply
In a video and article published on Wednesday, ex-Google employee Zach Vorhies speaks with the antitrust investigators at Project Veritas about the thousands of internal Google documents he recently released to the public. Among the cache of information is a list of sites that Google has blacklisted with an algorithm developed to alter users' search results. American Thinker is one of them. The highlighted photo below is from frequent contributor Steve McCann. It wasn’t easy for Vorhies to break away from his lucrative Google salary and come forward with the trove of information that shows a huge political bias by his former employer. Google even had police called
Epstein and the Public Loss of Faith replies
Posted by Judy W. 8/18/2019 2:24:09 PM Post Reply
The death of Jeffrey Epstein in the MCC federal jail has touched off no end of speculation. While the medical examiner’s conclusion indicating it was suicide has been made public, the report itself has not been released. Many don’t believe it. In many ways Epstein’s death reminds me of Sherlock Holmes’s mystery “Adventure in a Sealed Room” where a trained monkey was the culprit after lots of clues were sifted through. An online friend “Rocco,” a prison guard, agrees with me. He’s seen too much of this himself and knows how quickly and easily prisoners have killed themselves in locked rooms even when --
President Trump’s Foreign Policy Fiasco replies
Posted by Judy W. 8/21/2019 7:35:22 AM Post Reply
A major loss has occurred in the Trump administration, one that undermines the hard work to conceive and implement a literal “Trump Doctrine” in foreign policy, and it appears that President Trump is unaware of what fully happened or what’s at stake. He didn’t initiate the change. This action was taken by a group under Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, a coup by insiders. (Snip) Kiron Skinner, a brilliant foreign policy expert and renowned Reagan scholar and one of the nation’s most respected African American intellectuals and conservatives, was fired from her position as director of policy planning in the Trump State Department.
Political Forecast: Stormy Weather Ahead replies
Posted by Judy W. 8/25/2019 6:52:28 AM Post Reply
Like the Cargo Cult in the Pacific, which builds model planes in the hope that, they will bring in cargo planes full of spam and other goodies as they did in WWII, the Democrats keep hoping for airships full of votes that will never come in. All who can read discard the Russian collusion claims. What remains of them is the long-delayed Horowitz report and anticipated prosecutions for the coup plotters. For those still wanting to be deluded there’s CNN, which has hired a major plotter, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, as a contributor to continue the Let’s Pretend narrative.
Coming Legal Attractions replies
Posted by Judy W. 9/1/2019 5:24:57 AM Post Reply
In Democracy in America Alexis de Tocqueville wrote about his perceptions of America almost 200 years ago. Much of his observations have stood the test of time. Among them his views of Americans’ respect for the legal system: (Snip) And so it is, that two matters of public interest: The misuse of intelligence to affect the presidential election in Hillary Clinton’s favor and then to hamstring and oust Donald Trump and the enduring mysteries surrounding Jeffrey Epstein will test the legal system and the public’s continued willingness to respect it.
America, the Racist replies
Posted by Judy W. 9/1/2019 7:54:24 AM Post Reply
Writing in the December 1991 issue of Academic Questions, Fred Siegel, associate professor of history at Cooper Union and a self-described liberal and Democrat, bemoaned a fashionable trend in history writing. The “New Historians,” he quipped, saw American life as “a story of defeat, despair, and domination. American history became a tragedy in three acts: what we did to the Indians, what we did to the African-Americans, and what we did to everyone else.” That’s a pretty fair description of A People’s History of the United States. (Snip) As usual, capitalism is the culprit. Zinn plays fast and loose with numbers and sources in his effort to prove that capitalism
As Boris Johnson amasses strength,
strange things start to fall into place
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Posted by Judy W. 9/3/2019 3:41:23 AM Post Reply
U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson has shown some phenomenal political nerve in first shutting down parliament, and then insisting on party discipline on penalty of expulsion from the wets and wobblies in his Tory Party who'd rather drag the Brexit farce out to keep Britain caged within the EU just a little longer. He's got his eyes on the prize, knowing that it's his job to ensure that Britain can leave the European Union as British voters demanded. Like President Trump, he means to keep his promises. What's vivid now is that a whole lot of things he probably didn't expect -- and had nothing to do with
Obama at Columbia -- or Was He? replies
Posted by Judy W. 9/5/2019 10:28:21 AM Post Reply
The recent DOJ report on James Comey, the ongoing FISA investigation, and the probe of the Russia-collusion investigators under John Durham are all pointing back to POTUS 44, formerly known as Barry Soetoro. (Snip) As investigators probe what the president knew, and when he knew it, other revelations about the former Barry Soetoro have managed to escape notice. This lapse comes despite massive revelations from his own handlers. According to official biographer and Pulitzer winner David Garrow, the defining Dreams from My Father is not a memoir or biography. It is a novel, and in this work of historical fiction
The Political Consultants Assisted Suicide Center replies
Posted by Judy W. 9/8/2019 6:28:20 AM Post Reply
My neighbor, E.Z. Ryder, fancies himself a farsighted entrepreneur and is always full of imaginative ideas. He was sitting on his front porch shuffling through a stack of blueprints as I pulled into my driveway. He waved and motioned me to join him, so I walked over. “See these plans? This is my best idea ever -- an assisted suicide center for political consultants.” “What? Why?” “I got this idea during the last presidential campaign, and this article in the Atlantic confirmed it,” Ryder said. “Political consultants burn through billions of dollars and have no idea what they’re doing except to enrich themselves.
Media bias called out --
and not by a conservative
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Posted by Judy W. 9/8/2019 7:53:19 AM Post Reply
We welcome to the club of media skeptics a former MSNBC host and Dem congressional nominee. (Snip) Ball’s complaint is that the media are ignoring and obscuring the standing in polls of candidates that threaten the establishment of the Democrats: CNN recently displayed a curious graphic. It looked ordinary enough, a listing of top Democratic presidential candidates in a new national poll, but with a glaring omission. The graphic listed what appeared to be the top six candidates, except that it didn’t quite get it right. Rather than listing the sixth-place candidate, Andrew Yang, who was polling at 3 percent, it skipped right over him
How Long Must American Kids Emit
‘Primal Screams’ About Family Chaos
Before We Hear Them?
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Posted by Judy W. 9/11/2019 8:39:08 PM Post Reply
One of the saddest and most frustrating things about the aftermath of the sexual revolution is the heights of cognitive dissonance our society engages in about its effects. This cognitive dissonance is not just in evidence among the left, although certainly their application of, to take one example, abortion is increasingly rabid and eerie. The plain truth is that private choices about sex have public consequences. There is no such thing as “what happens in the bedroom stays in the bedroom.” Innocent and helpless human beings are created inside those bedrooms whether their parents desire that or not,
John Boltin’ replies
Posted by Judy W. 9/12/2019 5:35:21 AM Post Reply
On the eve of the annual 9/11 observances, America's National Security Advisor John Bolton was either fired (per Trump) or resigned (per Bolton). The dispute is being portrayed as one between a Bush-era neocon and an "America First" Trump. But that is something of an over-simplification. As I wrote upon Bolton's appointment a year and a half ago: Bolton is viewed with suspicion as a 'neocon', which is not a term of much practical use these days. But then so was his predecessor - H R McMaster. So the substitution might be of no more significance than a neocon whom Trump likes the company of taking the job of
Vaping: A Moral Panic replies
Posted by Judy W. 9/12/2019 7:01:35 AM Post Reply
“There is clearly an epidemic that begs for an urgent response,” wrote Harvard’s Dr. David Christiani in the New England Journal of Medicine. The epidemic to which he refers is vaping, which is on the verge of being seen as a public health crisis. At the time of that writing, officials were investigating 450 possible cases of severe lung disease linked to vaping with five reported deaths around the country. (Snip) Even before a public-health concern arose, vaping had become a target of public-health reformers. In 2018, the FDA announced new measures “to address the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use.”
Vaping: A Moral Panic replies
Posted by Judy W. 9/12/2019 7:01:39 AM Post Reply
“There is clearly an epidemic that begs for an urgent response,” wrote Harvard’s Dr. David Christiani in the New England Journal of Medicine. The epidemic to which he refers is vaping, which is on the verge of being seen as a public health crisis. At the time of that writing, officials were investigating 450 possible cases of severe lung disease linked to vaping with five reported deaths around the country. (Snip) Even before a public-health concern arose, vaping had become a target of public-health reformers. In 2018, the FDA announced new measures “to address the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use.”
A devastating riposte to
the "New Atheists"
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Posted by Judy W. 9/13/2019 8:05:32 AM Post Reply
What do you tell your kids, or your friends, when they play back the "New Atheist" argument that humanity is nothing more than special sort of machine whose highest mental capactities soon will be surpassed by computers? Or that we are playthings in the hands blind evolution, and that our notion of moral responsibility is an illusion? I recommend Scott Shay's 2018 book, In Good Faith: Questioning Religion and Atheism. (Snip) Scientists are confused about every foundational problem in physics and biology. The more confused they get, the more prevalent the notion becomes that the human brain is just another machine and human consciousness is a byproduct of electromagnetic effluvia.
Why a ‘Fair and Impartial
Judiciary Has Special Meaning’ to
Second Circuit Nominee Menashi
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Posted by Judy W. 9/13/2019 5:51:01 PM Post Reply
According to someone present at Second Circuit nominee Steven Menashi’s confirmation hearing on Wednesday, it was difficult to hear Menashi’s poignant retelling of his family’s flight from vicious mobs in 1940s Iraq because of a vicious mob in the Dirksen building. So I provide here an extensive excerpt from Menashi’s opening statement: I am proud to have these family members here and I would like to say something about them, if you’ll indulge me, because ours is a family that could only have come together in America. My father is an immigrant from Iran. He was born in Tehran to an Iraqi Jewish family that had lived in Baghdad for centuries
Two labs in the world keep
a live smallpox sample. The one in
Russia just had an explosion
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Posted by Judy W. 9/18/2019 10:42:27 AM Post Reply
An explosion sparked a fire Monday at a Russian biological research center known for being one of two places in the world that holds live samples of the smallpox virus. A gas cylinder exploded on the fifth floor of a six story laboratory building at the Russian State Centre for Research on Virology and Biotechnology in the city of Koltsovo, the center said in a statement Monday. A sanitary inspection room was being repaired when the blast hit the center, also known as VECTOR, causing a fire that spread 30 square meters. No biohazard material was held in the room where the explosion occurred