|“Immigrants soon find their place in urban
life, they soon adopt, externally, town manners and opinions, but for a
long time they remain foreign to civic thought. One cannot make a
social philosophy one’s own as easily as a new costume. . . More
menacing than barbarians storming the walls from without are the
seeming citizens within – those who are citizens in gesture,
—Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, p. 38 (1922)
Abolishing the Electoral College Would Silence the Working Class
The Founding Fathers created the Electoral College to maintain our Republic and protect the power and sovereignty of small states within the country. Without it, the only voices that will be heard are those in large cities. Rural ideas will not be represented in presidential elections, and our country will be controlled by "mob rule."
Subpoena Adam Schiff's Phone Records –
He Did It to Republicans, We Should Do It to Him
Rep. Jim Banks
I join many Americans in being sick and tired of powerful, entrenched Democrats like House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff breaking rules, crossing the line and never being held accountable. This is why I've called for a tit for tat. I want Schiff's phone records to be subpoenaed by the only person in Washington with the power and opportunity to do it.
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Week ending 8 December 2019
|November Job Gains Once Again Smash Expectations|
Council of Economic Advisers
The economy added 266,000 jobs in November, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ (BLS) monthly Employment Situation Report released today. The job totals for September and October were also revised upward, leading to a total increase of 41,000 additional jobs. The return of the striking GM workers boosted November payrolls, as well.
|Jobs Report Delivers ‘Stellar’ News – So
Why Do Dems Want to Impeach Trump?
NY Post Editorial Board
“Stellar.” “Blowout.” “Blockbuster.” That’s how even left-leaning analysts described Friday’s stunning jobs report. The U.S. economy continues to steam ahead under President Trump, despite a global slowdown – with big gains for Main Street, not just Wall Street. The only ones in denial: Democrats, who are bidding to undo Trump’s work.
|110 months of jobs growth|
|Trump Gets Last Laugh with Trudeau
After Jobs Reports Released for Both Nations
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau mocked President Donald Trump on Tuesday at a NATO summit in London, saying that Trump’s team’s “jaws drop[ped] to the floor” after watching the president’s behavior. Trudeau’s mockery of Trump became international news, and the president immediately canceled a press conference that he was scheduled to participate in at the conclusion of a NATO summit in London.
|Supreme Court Halts Subpoena to Deutsche Bank for Trump Records
The Supreme Court on Friday granted President Trump's emergency request to temporarily block a congressional subpoena for his financial records from Deutsche Bank. Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who oversees the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, issued an administrative stay of that court's decision that will be in effect until Dec. 13 while the court deliberates on whether to grant a longer stay and to give Trump's lawyers time to prepare a formal appeal.
|Lindsey Graham Torches Schiff Over Impeachment Tactics: |
He 'is doing a lot of damage to the country, and he needs to stop.'
Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., is preparing for a likely impeachment trial in the Senate, and he lambasted House Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Adam Schiff, D-Calif., for his actions in leading the inquiry into President Trump. Republicans have been criticizing Schiff for subpoenaing and releasing phone records of calls between the office of former Intelligence Committee Chairman Rep. Devin Nunes, R-Calif., and Rudy Giuliani, Giuliani associate Lev Parnass, and journalist John Solomon.
|Devin Nunes on Phone Record Release:
'We're definitely going to take legal action'
On Tuesday, the Committee voted to adopt and issue the 300-page report on the findings from the panel's impeachment inquiry, accusing President Trump of misusing his office to seek foreign help in the 2020 presidential race. The report included records of calls from Nunes, presidential lawyers Rudy Giuliani and Jay Sekulow, journalist John Solomon, Fox News host Sean Hannity, Giuliani connection Lev Parnas, and other White House associates.
Devin Nunes Slaps CNN with $435 Million Defamation Lawsuit
Rep. Devin Nunes on Tuesday filed a defamation suit against CNN for its Nov. 22 "demonstrably false hit piece" that said the California Republican traveled to Vienna in 2018 to dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden. "Devin Nunes did not go to Vienna or anywhere else in Austria in 2018," declared the law suit seeking $435 million in damages.
|WSJ Columnist: Adam Schiff’s Secret Subpoena Adventure
Could End with Legal Buckshot in His Face
Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), high Chancellor of the Trump impeachment effort, might be getting away with murder. The impeachment circus that has engulfed D.C. has overshadowed the House Intelligence Committee chair’s egregious abuse of power. He executed a secret subpoenas adventure of phone records of prominent Republicans. He got their phone records and published them in the committee’s 300-page impeachment report.
|Tucker Carlson Unearths Video of Pamela Karlan's |
Anti-White Male Rant: 'This lady needs a shrink'
Stanford Law professor Pamela Karlan is a longtime Democratic donor and self-proclaimed "snarky, bisexual, Jewish" woman who has long had a chip on her shoulder against straight, white men. Carlson said: "In 2006 – well before the rest of the left embraced the 'great awokening' – Karlan was ahead of the game. She was already bashing people on the basis of their sex, skin color, and sexual orientation."
|The Danger of the Attacks on the Electoral College
Once upon a time, the Electoral College was not controversial. During the debates over ratifying the Constitution, Anti-Federalist opponents of ratification barely mentioned it. But by the mid-twentieth century, opponents of the Electoral College nearly convinced Congress to propose an amendment to scrap it. And today, more than a dozen states have joined in an attempt to hijack the Electoral College as a way to force a national popular vote for president.
I'll Be 'Last American President Elected by the Electoral College'
John Daniel Davidson
Warren's opposition to the Electoral College is more principled than Trump's. Although couched in the facile rhetoric of "every vote counts," she means just the opposite. Under a system of direct democracy, votes in places like Wyoming, Iowa, and every other small state wouldn't really count at all. The country would effectively be ruled by New York and California – and indeed by the residents of the largest cities in those states.
|U.S. Persuades Judge to Stop Pro-Trump Border Wall Group and
Fisher Industries Along Rio Grande
The U.S. government persuaded a federal judge to prevent a private fundraising group from building its own wall next to the river that separates the U.S. and Mexico, despite the group's longstanding claim that it is supporting President Donald Trump. The motion came two days after a state judge issued a separate temporary restraining order. Crews had continued clearing brush and preparing to build their planned wall, according to local sheriff's deputies who visited the site Wednesday.
|Fisher Indus. builds El Paso fence
|Judge's Order Fails to Halt
Privately Funded Border Wall Construction
Construction of a private section of border wall in Mission, Texas, is continuing despite a district judge's Tuesday decision to temporarily block the work, The Guardian reported Saturday. The expected 3.5-mile-long private section of border wall is being funded by We Build the Wall, a nonprofit organization founded by U.S. Air Force Veteran and Purple Heart recipient Brian Kolfage that has raised more than $25 million since its start in December 2018.
|Media Criticize Democrats –
A Rare Break from Their Attacks on Trump and Republicans
Journalists grew concerned about a political party's supposed racism this week. Only this time the media were complaining about the Democratic Party. What took them so long? Democratic presidential candidate and Sen. Kamala Harris of California ended her campaign for the nation's highest office, likely resulting in an all-white group of candidates appearing on stage for the sixth televised debate of Democratic presidential contenders Dec. 19.
|Warren Pressed on Spending: ‘There’s Always Money’
Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren brushed off a question on how she planned to pay for expensive education proposals, saying "there's always money." In a November interview with National Education Association president Lily Eskelsen García, the Massachusetts senator said, "The way I see it, there's always, c'mon, there's always money.
|The money tree grows right out of tax payers' wallets|
|Sen. Ben Sasse's Sharp Strike on Bloomberg's China Comments:
'The Kind of Stupid You Can't Script'
Billionaire presidential contender Mike Bloomberg – never one to put his mouth where his money is – claimed that Chinese leader Xi Jinping is "not a dictator," and Senator Ben Sasse is having none of it. In a blistering statement released on Tuesday, the Nebraska Republican slammed Bloomberg's recent claim that the Communist Party "listen[s] to the public" because "they want to stay in power." Bloomberg had also claimed that Xi "has to satisfy his constituents or he's not going to survive."
|First Muslim Pennsylvania State Rep. Resigns After
Being Caught Stealing Money from Charity!
Democratic Rep. Movita Johnson-Harrell, who founded Motivations Education & Consultation Associates, allegedly diverted Medicaid and Social Security disability funds from the nonprofit and spent them on designer clothing, vacations, luxury car payments, real estate purchases, and other personal expenses, Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro announced in a press release on Wednesday.
|Iranian Missile Parts Headed to Yemen
Captured by U.S. Navy Warship
U.S. officials confirmed to Fox News on Wednesday that a U.S. Navy warship has intercepted a "significant cache" of what is thought to be missile parts from Iran headed to rebels in Yemen. This is the first time such high-level missile components have been seized en route to the four-year civil war in Yemen, officials said, where Iranians support the Houthi rebels.
|Bill Barr Indicts 8 People for Illegally Funneling
Millions in Foreign Money to Hillary's Campaign in 2016
In an odd twist of fate, Bill Barr just arrested 8 people and charged them with illegally funneling foreign money to Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign. But it gets weirder. One of those charged is George Nader – it looks like he flipped as the feds have him locked up on kiddie porn charges. Nader works as a straw man for the middle east sheiks and was involved in trying to influence certain members of Trump's team as well.
|MSNBC and CNN Use a Well-Known
Deceptively Edited Video to Discredit Trump
During last Wednesday's impeachment hearing, Democrats presented a video clip in which President Trump is seen saying: "Then I have an Article II, where I have the right to do whatever I want as president." The edited video was also manipulated by MSNBC and CNN to misquote Donald Trump's words supposedly referring to Article II of the Constitution.
|Sheriff: Border Fence Helped Cut Crime in Yuma by 91 Percent
"We all too often see interviews in Washington [with] mayors and governors but, no offence, they are not the ones that are down here on the border," Sheriff Wilmot said. "They are not the ones that are investigating the crimes. They are not the ones out here when it's 120 degrees, processing a crime scene where 14 people were left to die in the desert."
Week ending 1 December 2019
|Understanding the Roots
of the War on History
Richard Bruce Winders, Ph.D.
We have all heard the well-worn rejoinder, "Those who forget the past are doomed to repeat it." Nevertheless, many in our society go about their daily lives with little or no regard for history or those who write it. It is enough to beg the question, "Is history obsolete?" The answer, of course, is no.
|Hunter Biden: Cutting
Through the Fog
Fog machines are laying down smoke to cover Hunter Biden, Joe Biden, Burisma Holdings, and their corrupt racketeering enterprises in Ukraine, China, and other countries. We must sort out fact from fiction. First: It is the owner of Burisma Holdings, Ltd. who was under serious criminal investigation. It does not matter if Hunter Biden committed any crime or did anything wrong. (He did.) It does not matter if Burisma Holdings, Ltd. did anything wrong. (It did.)
|Trump Says U.S. to Designate
Mexican Drug Cartels as Terrorists
President Donald Trump said he will designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups for their role in trafficking narcotics and people, prompting a speedy request for talks by Mexico. "They will be designated ... I have been working on that for the last 90 days. You know, designation is not that easy, you have to go through a process, and we are well into that process," Trump said.
|London Bridge Stabber Belonged to
That Admired Hitler
The knife-wielding terrorist who was subdued by civilians, then shot dead by police on London Bridge on Friday was a paroled bomb plotter who once hoped to start a jihadist training camp in Kashmir – and whose fellow Islamists admired Hitler and downplayed the Holocaust. At the time of Friday's attack, Pakistan native Usman Khan, 28, had been free a year after serving just half of a 16-year sentence for plotting with eight others in 2010 to bomb such London landmarks...
|Focus on Early Release of Terror
Convict in London Stabbings
Usman Khan was convicted on terrorism charges but let out of prison early. Britons looked for answers Saturday as national politicians sought to pin the blame elsewhere for what was obviously a breakdown in the security system, which had kept London largely free of terror for more than two years.
|Why was he free?|
|Six of London Bridge Terrorist
Usman Khan's Fellow Stock Exhange Bomb Plotters Have Also Been Freed
from Prison Since 2012
Six of the eight terrorist plotters who were jailed along with London Bridge attacker Usman Khan in 2012 have also been freed from prison, it has emerged. The nine jihadists were members of an al-Qaeda-inspired cell which plotted to blow up the London Stock Exchange and kill Boris Johnson. One is still in prison, another was convicted for a further terror plot and Khan is dead - leaving six back on the streets, it is believed.
|Man Recites Koran While Killing
Jewish Woman –
French Prosecutors Drop Murder Charges
A French prosecutor has dropped murder charges against the killer of Jewish kindergarten teacher Sarah Halimi after experts ruled he had suffered a massive psychotic episode because of smoking cannabis. Ms. Halimi, 65 years old, was killed by Kobili Traore’, on April 4, 2017, after he broke into her Paris apartment. The Orthodox Jew was beaten and called a “demon”. Traore spoke Koranic verses as he threw her from her balcony.
|Schiff's Congressional Challenger:
He's Wasting Taxpayer Money on Impeachment, Ignoring Homeless Crisis
Schiff's 28th congressional district has seen a 12 percent spike in homelessness over the last year, with 59,000 homeless people now living in Los Angeles County, according to the Department of Housing and Urban Development. And 75.2 percent of those homeless citizens are unsheltered and without refuge. Jennifer Barbosa said Schiff should be using his time and resources to help his home district, rather than trying to settle an old political score with Trump and the GOP.
|Rep. Ratcliffe Says He Knows the
Reason Schiff Won’t
Release ICIG Michael Atkinson’s Transcript
Republican Texas Rep. John Ratcliffe hinted Saturday at the reason he believes House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff won’t release Michael Atkinson’s transcript. Ratcliffe suggested in a tweet that Atkinson, the Intelligence Community Inspector General, might have revealed information about a possible connection between the whistleblower and members of Schiff’s staff.
|Trump’s 34% Black Approval Shows
President Donald Trump just hit 34% approval among Black voters in two recent polls. Why? Results. An administration official recently told me – amidst a push for black support that is unprecedented for a Republican – that the only true way to reach voters of any color is results, and this administration has them.
|Israel Expels Human Rights Watch's
Defended by the UN
Joseph A. Klein
Omar Shakir is neither an objective researcher or genuine human rights defender. Israel's decision to deport him was based on his violation of a 2017 Israeli law that bars entry to people who advocate the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) against Israel. Shakir has a history of bashing Israel. Then again, the organization he works for – Human Rights Watch – has become a shill for the Palestinians' campaign to demonize and delegitimize Israel.
Johnson Says 74 Convicted Terrorists Released from Prison Will Have
License Conditions Reviewed – Liberal Democrats Alarmed
British Prime Minister Boris Johnson says 74 convicted terrorists released early from prison in the United Kingdom will have their license conditions reviewed... Johnson says that eliminating early release would have prevented the deadly stabbing... Liberal Democrats deputy leader Ed Davey said on Sunday that he was "alarmed" at Johnson's reaction to the London Bridge attack.
|Brit Hume on Twitter
Difference between Mike Bloomberg and Elizabeth Warren/Bernie
Sanders is that Bloomberg is trying to buy the election with his money and Warren/Sanders are trying to buy it with yours.
|Alarmists Propose Rebranding
'Climate Change' for
Greater Shock Value
Climate change alarmists are pushing for a change in vocabulary to scare people into taking global warming more seriously, starting with terms like "global meltdown" and "climate collapse." Writing for AdAge this week, Aaron Hall argues that in order to get people to "take action" against climate change, "rebranding" is crucial, since people have gotten too used to the idea that climate is changing and need to be shocked into the notion that the world as we know it is ending.
|No Plan B for Planet A
Replacing fossil fuels with "renewable" energy would devastate the only planet we've got. Environmentalists and Green New Deal (GND) proponents like to say we must take care of the Earth, because "There is no Planet B." Above all, they insist, we must eliminate fossil fuels, which they say are causing climate change worse than the all-natural ice ages, Medieval Warm Period or anything else in history. Their Plan A is simple: No fossil fuels. Keep them in the ground.
|The Toxic Pandora's Box of Solar
Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
The solar energy advocates, who only see cheap electricity with rose-colored glasses, are oblivious to the reality of cost, toxic chemicals, environmental pollution, and health hazards to humans and animals. Here are some immediate concerns about solar panels.
|Heads Should Roll at CDC After
Botched Vaping Investigation
Guy Bentley – Real Clear Policy
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has finally identified a primary suspect in the wave of vaping-related lung illnesses and deaths. Examining lung tissue samples of patients hospitalized with vaping-related illnesses, 100 percent tested positive for vitamin e acetate, often used to cut marijuana oils. This was not a surprise to those who have been arguing that the cause of these illnesses is not the commercial e-cigarette market, but the illicit market for THC vapes.
|A Meaningful Milestone in Sweden?
Conditions in Sweden have deteriorated so drastically – with everything from child care to elder care being deprived of funds that are instead being used to feed, clothe and house refugees, faux refugees, and other foreign freeloaders – that many Norwegians worry, with good reason, about a massive spillover of social chaos, poverty and crime from a country with which it shares a thousand-mile-long border.
|Democrats, Young Voters Attracted
Democrats are far less convinced than Republicans and unaffiliated voters that a free-market system is superior to a socialist one and are much more willing to vote for a socialist candidate. Those under 40 are a lot more responsive to the siren call of socialism than older voters are.
|Hunter Biden's 'baby mama' Lunden
Stripper at Club He Frequented
The woman suing Hunter Biden for paternity was a stripper at a Washington, DC, club he frequented around the time he was dating his brother's widow, sources told The Post. Biden was repeatedly seen at the Mpire Club in the capital's historic Dupont Circle neighborhood – where Lunden Alexis Roberts, the mother of his alleged love child, worked under the stage name "Dallas," the sources said.
|Waste Report Shows Ridiculous
Like $500,000 on Self-Cleaning Toilet
Sen. Rand Paul is continuing to expose the rampant waste of tax dollars by our government agencies. In a special Fall edition of his Waste Report, the Kentucky senator highlights some of the most wasteful expenditures of our federal government, including a half-a-million-dollar toilet nobody could use and a $22 million project to bring Serbian cheeses up to international standards.
26, Wiped Out the Carbon Emissions Saved by Greta Thunberg's Sail
Across the Atlantic by Flying Out to the U.S. to Help Her
Nikki Henderson, 26, flew to the U.S. from Britain to sail 48-foot catamaran the La Vagabonde. The journey was meant to save approximately two or three tons of carbon dioxide emissions. But Ms Henderson's flight from Britain to the U.S. likely produced the same amount of emissions the journey hoped to save, countering Ms Thunberg's mission, The Times reports.
|ICE Catches Alleged Child Sexual
Repeatedly Released by Philadelphia Police
The Philadelphia Police Department arrested Hector Moran-Espinoza, a Guatemalan national living in the U.S. illegally, on two different occasions on charges relating to the sexual abuse of children. Both times, federal immigration authorities lodged a detainer request for Moran-Espinoza, but both times, Philadelphia Police ignored their requests and released him back into the community, according to a press release from ICE.
Week ending 24 November 2019
|The Media Neither Read
the Transcripts Nor Watched the Hearings
Joel B. Pollak
The media seem not to have watched the impeachment hearings: they stopped paying attention the moment the witnesses’ prepared statements were leaked and the Democrats’ talking points were posted. Nor did many journalists bother to read the transcripts of the witnesses’ depositions in the earlier, closed-door hearings.
|Evils of Socialism Must
Be Taught to Young People
Thirty years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, the world has changed for the better in almost every respect. Since 1989, the number of people living in democracies has nearly doubled from 2.3 billion to 4.1 billion – and now makes up more than half the people on Earth. Of those remaining in an autocracy, four out of five live in China.
|Ukrainian MP Claims $7.4 Billion
Obama-Linked Money Laundering,
Puts Biden Group Take at $16.5 Million
A Ukrainian MP says a document leaked from the Ukraine's Office of the Prosecutor General contains claims against Burisma owner Nikolai Zlochevsky, as well as Hunter Biden and his partners – who allegedly received $16.5 million for their 'services' – according to Alexander Dubinsky of the ruling Servant of the People Party. Zlochevsky was charged with this new accusation by the Office of the Prosecutor General but the press ignored it," said the MP. "It was issued on November 14."
MPs Demand Zelensky, Trump Investigate Suspicion of U.S.-Ukraine Corruption Involving $7.4 bln – DNC and Obama Tied to Scheme
Ukrainian members of parliament have demanded the presidents of Ukraine and the United States, Volodymyr Zelensky and Donald Trump, investigate suspicions of the legalization [laundering] of $7.4 billion by the "family" of ex-President Viktor Yanukovych through the American investment fund Franklin Templeton Investments, which they said has ties to the U.S. Democratic Party... "The son of Templeton's founder, John Templeton Jr., was one of President Obama's major campaign donors. Another fund-related character is Thomas Donilon. Managing Director of BlackRock Investment Institute, shareholder Franklin Templeton Investments, which has the largest share in the fund. It is noteworthy that he previously was Obama's national security advisor," Derkach said.
|GOP Senators Seek Treasury
'Suspicious Activity Reports' on
Ukraine and Hunter Biden
Republican lawmakers sent a letter to the United States Treasury to inquire about "suspicious activity reports" related to former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter Biden, and his employment with Ukrainian energy empire Burisma. Reuters reported on the November 15 letter sent by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley and Ron Johnson, chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, to Ken Blanco, the director of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network.
|What is a Suspicious Activity Report?|
|New York Times –
in 2015 – Attacked Hunter Biden for
Working for Ukrainian Company
On Dec. 12, 2015, the New York Times ran an editorial scorching then-Vice President Joe Biden's son Hunter Biden for serving on the board of a Ukrainian energy company while his father was leading the Obama administration's engagement with the Ukraine. The editorial carried the (perhaps sarcastic) headline: "Joe Biden Lectures the Ukraine."
|Horowitz Reportedly Finds FBI
Lawyer Falsified FISA Doc;
WaPo Stealth-Deletes Strzok Connection
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz has found evidence that an FBI lawyer manipulated a key investigative document related to the FBI's secretive surveillance of a former Trump campaign adviser – enough to change the substantive meaning of the document, according to multiple reports.
|John Solomon's Fiery Response to
LTC Vindman's Scathing Testimony
Solomon fired back this week at NSC adviser LTC Vindman and the White House's former top Russia analyst, Fiona Hill, who questioned the truthfulness of his reporting on Ukraine corruption. On Friday, Solomon listed the facts in his exposés and told Army Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman to either disprove them or correct his testimony.
|Hunter Biden-linked Company
Received $130M in Special Federal Loans
While Joe Biden was Vice President
An investment firm linked to Hunter Biden received over $130 million in federal bailout loans while his father Joe Biden was vice president and routed profits through a subsidiary in the Cayman Islands, according to federal banking and corporate records reviewed by the Washington Examiner. Financial experts said the offshore corporate structure could have been used to shield earnings from U.S. taxes.
Senate Should Subpoena Hunter Biden and the Whistleblower
As impeachment for Christmas heats up in Washington, GOP senators are sending a not so subtle messages to House Democrats about what Pandora's present they are about to unwrap. Early Friday, Sen. Lindsey Graham sent official requests to the State Department for documents pertaining to Burisma and its board member Hunter Biden.
|White House Official Sues Politico,
Targets Schiff's Role in Impeachment
A White House official on Monday sued Politico and one of its reporters over stories and tweets that he says falsely accuse him of "lying, deceit and unethical conduct." Kash Patel, the National Security Council's senior counterterrorism director, is seeking more than $25 million in damages in the suit filed in Virginia. We have reached out to Politico for comment.
|DNA Test Reveals Hunter Biden is
Father of Arkansas Woman's Baby
A DNA test has revealed that Hunter Biden is the father of an Arkansas woman's baby "with scientific certainty." According to court documents released Wednesday, Biden is not expected to "challenge the results of the DNA test or the testing process." The lawsuit was filed in Independence County, which said that Biden and the woman were in relationship and the child was born in August 2018.
|Timeline of Alleged “sabotage” of
Trump in 2016 by
The heads of two Senate committees are asking the FBI and the Department of Justice for records related to a reported scheme by Democrats to get “dirt” on the Trump campaign from Ukraine in 2016. According to reporting in Politico in 2017, the alleged efforts by Democrats and Ukraine to “sabotage” the Trump campaign in 2016 did impact the race, even though Trump won in the end.
|Lee Zeldin on Impeachment: 'Adam
Schiff Really Does Think
That Many Americans Are Idiots'
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., is treating the American public like "idiots" by relying on hearsay and circumstantial evidence to impeach President Trump, Rep. Lee Zeldin, R-N.Y., said Sunday on "America's News Headquarters." "The people who are pushing for impeachment have been pushing for impeachment since Donald Trump was elected – since he was getting sworn into office," Zeldin told Fox News' Eric Shawn. "Adam Schiff really does think that many Americans are idiots.
|More Virginia Counties Declare
'Second Amendment Sanctuary' Status
More Virginia counties declared "Second Amendment Sanctuary" status this week in an effort to get ahead of the gun control promises from Gov. Ralph Northam (D) and newly-elected Democrats. On November 19, 2019, Breitbart News reported that Appomattox County Board of Commissioners passed a "Second Amendment Sanctuary" resolution, with the goal of opposing any efforts that would "unconstitutionally restrict gun rights."
|Children as Young as Six to Be
Children as young as six are being taught about touching or ‘stimulating’ their own genitals as part of classes that will become compulsory in hundreds of primary schools. Some parents believe the lessons – part of a controversial new sex and relationships teaching program called All About Me – are ‘sexualising’ their young children. One couple told last night how they were so disturbed they withdrew their sons from lessons at a school where the program is already being taught.
|1.2 Billion Records Found Exposed
Online in a Single Server
For well over a decade, identity thieves, phishers, and other online scammers have created a black market of stolen and aggregated consumer data that they used to break into people's accounts, steal their money, or impersonate them. In October, dark web researcher Vinny Troia found one such trove sitting exposed and easily accessible on an unsecured server, comprising 4 terabytes of personal information – about 1.2 billion records in all.
|L.A.'s New Project Housing Homeless
in Shipping Containers
Costs $600k Per Home
Los Angeles Democratic Mayor Eric Garcetti and other city leaders recently broke ground on a permanent supportive housing complex that will use stacked shipping containers to house formerly homeless people. The containers will be arranged into towers, then connected by walkways to create a single, unified building topped with rooftop terraces and gardens. They have been specifically manufactured as modular, prefabricated homes because building codes prevent the developer from using recycled containers.
Week ending 17 November 2019
|Trump Impeachment Not
Evidence and Testimony Made Public So Far
Hans von Spakovsky
House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, D-Calif., hasn't yet produced most of his witnesses in the public impeachment hearings regarding President Trump. But if the State Department's George Kent and Acting Ambassador to Ukraine William Taylor are representative of the testimony Democrats are relying on, future historians may label this episode The Big Impeachment Blowout.
|Question Asked: Obama
Left an Ambassador to Die,
But We're Supposed to be Outraged Over Trump's Yovanovitch Tweet?
What really gets me is how it's been almost seven years since Barack Obama left one of his ambassadors to die in a terrorist attack on a U.S. consulate, and the same people who defended the Obama administration endlessly over that, are feigning outrage over Trump's tweet expressing his opinion. Democrats have been crying "impeach!" over everything for years, and now every time Trump expresses an opinion, we're hearing "intimidation."
|Attorney General Barr Accuses the
Systemic 'sabotage' of Trump Administration
Attorney General Bill Barr accused congressional Democrats Friday of "using every tool" to "sabotage" the Trump administration by setting a "dangerous" precedent in implying that the government is illegitimate. During a speech at the Federalist Society's dinner in Washington, Barr took aim at the "resistance," accusing liberal lawmakers of attacking the very foundations of the Constitution.
|Ten Reasons Why Impeachment is
Victor Davis Hanson
There are at least ten reasons why the Democratic impeachment "inquiry" is a euphemism for an ongoing coup attempt. 1) Impeachment 24/7. The impeachment "inquiry," supposedly prompted by the president's Ukrainian call, is simply the most recent in a long series of "coups" that sought to overturn the 2016 election and thus preclude a 2020 reelection bid. The pattern gives away the game.
|Democrats Omit Exculpatory
Summary of Tim Morrison Transcript
Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee released the long-awaited transcript from senior National Security Council official Tim Morrison on Saturday, and immediately distorted it for the benefit of the anti-Trump media. It was a typical example of how Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) and his staff have tried to skew the fact-finding process in an effort to inflate public support for impeachment, believing few will read the lengthy transcripts for themselves.
|Chris Stewart Takedown of
Democrats Have 'no case,' GOP Says
From the view of the White House and some top Republicans, U.S. Rep. Chris Stewart's questioning of former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch on Friday was the point where House Democrats' impeachment argument showed the party had "no case" against President Trump. During Friday's public hearings, Yovanovitch told Stewart that she could supply the panel with no information regarding criminal activity or bribes that President Trump may have been involved with.
|Comrade Adam Schiff’s Next Witness
Accused of Obstruction of Justice and Perjury
Friday the 15th of November is day two of Schiff’s impeachment farce. The star witness is US Ambassador to Ukraine, Marie Yovanovitch, who was fired by Trump on May 20th, two months before the July 25th phone call between President Trump and Ukraine President Zelinsky. She is being called just to smear President Trump.
|It Sure Looks Like Marie
Committed Perjury in Her Testimony
The Obama officials prepping her were apparently so concerned about the issue [Burisma or Hunter Biden] being raised that it was part of her mock Q and A to get ready for her nomination hearing. These are issues she studied up on and she clearly was aware that the previous administration had briefed her on the matter. Yet, we see her pretty clearly lie about it early on in today’s hearing, only admitting it after being pressed with her prior testimony.
|The Brennan Dossier:
All About a Prime Mover of Russiagate
Real Clear Investigations
Contrary to a general impression that the FBI launched the Trump-Russia conspiracy probe, Brennan pushed it to the bureau – breaking with CIA tradition by intruding into domestic politics: the 2016 presidential election. He also supplied suggestive but ultimately false information to counterintelligence investigators and other U.S. officials.
|Top Democrats Concede They're
Losing the Impeachment Battle
CNN reported Thursday evening that top Democrats are privately acknowledging that the impeachment hearings will do little to persuade the vast majority of the public that President Trump committed an impeachable offense. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenants were skeptical about the prospects of a dramatic shift in opinion even as public impeachment hearings began this week, according to multiple sources familiar with the matter.
|Democrat Nightmare: Support for
Impeaching, Removing Trump is Tanking Because Americans See Through the
Long-time readers know that we don’t place much stock in polling because it is habitually skewed and used by mainstream outlets to drive and shape narratives, not to actually inform the public. But a recent survey regarding the American public’s appetite for impeaching and removing President Donald Trump from office caught our attention because, given other data and the fact that he is still drawing massive crowds at rallies, we think it has some merit.
|Whistleblower Caught Secretly
The complaint, which was filed last week and obtained by Fox News, alleged the donations from roughly 6,000 individuals “clearly constitute” gifts to a current intelligence official that may be restricted because of the employee’s official position pursuant to 5 CFR 2635.203 and other statutes. To date, the GoFundMe has raised over $227,000.
|Ukraine Whistleblower May Have
Vindman Over Trump call
The whistleblower whose complaint about President Trump's communications with Ukraine launched House impeachment proceedings was still attending White House meetings recently and may have spoken to Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman prior to filing the complaint, according to the Washington Post.
|France: An "Inverted Colonization"
Dr. Guy Millière
In debates on television, veiled Muslim women invited to speak say that wearing a veil is their "choice" and that the French must "adapt to Islam". One of the organizers interviewed on television said: "Muslims in France are suffering under growing persecution. They want to forbid us to be Muslims. France is our country. Those who do not like it must go elsewhere. "
|CAIR’s Goal: 30 Islamists Into
The Council on American Islamic Relations (CAIR) recently held its 25th Annual Gala in Washington, D.C, in which CAIR’s executive director announced a goal of pushing more Islamists into Congress. As the Investigative Project on Terrorism reports, CAIR’s executive director Nihad Awad shares the “formula” he believes will secure Islamists greater political power: “A strong CAIR equals a strong community.”
|Brian Stelter Hides ABC's Jeffrey
Epstein Scandal from CNN Viewers
CNN's so-called media reporter Brian Stelter hid ABC's Jeffrey Epstein scandal from CNN viewers. There's just no question that the Project Vertitas video of Amy Robach laying out how she had nailed down the Jeffrey Epstein story all the way back in 2015, only to have ABC News "quash" it, is one of the biggest media stories of the last 20 years.
|China Opens Doors to $1B of U.S.
Beijing on Wednesday lifted a ban on U.S. poultry and poultry products that has been in place since January 2015, and chicken-producer Tyson Foods rallied on the news. The decision paves the way for the export of more than $1 billion worth of poultry and poultry products to China each year. It's "great news for both America's farmers and China's consumers," U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lightheizer said in a statement.
|Dow Breaks 28,000 With Big Boost
from One Company
The Dow Jones Industrial Average crossed another major milestone on Friday: 28,000. "Another Record Stock Market, 21 times this year, despite an ongoing, & totally unfounded, Witch Hunt, & a Democrat Party that would love to see a nice, big, juicy recession," President Trump tweeted Friday morning.
Trump Economy is Really Experiencing a Middle-Class Boom –
This Data Doesn't Lie
If the media, liberal think tanks and Democrats in Congress were truly concerned about the economic well-being of "hard-working families," as Elizabeth Warren likes to say, they would have cheered to the rafters this amazing news of rising incomes for nearly all groups. Instead, the left has chosen to either ignore this story altogether or to denounce these findings, which come from the gold standard of economic data, the U.S. Census Bureau.
This is Now the Best Bull Market Ever
The current market boom, which started March 9, 2009, has enjoyed a whopping 468% gain for the S&P 500 through the first day of November, making this record-long bull run also the best-performing one since World War II, according to The Leuthold Group. The S&P 500, which eked out a record closing high Thursday, has soared 472% in this epic run.
|New Trump Rule Calls for Making
Health-Care Rates Public
New rules from the Trump administration on Friday would require insurers and hospitals to disclose upfront the actual prices for common tests and procedures to promote competition and push down costs. The sweeping changes face stiff pushback from the health care industry and could be challenged in court. Even in an ideal world where information flows freely, patients and their families would have to deal with a learning curve to become comfortable with the intricacies of health care billing.
|Senate Confirms Trump Appeals Court
Nominee Steven Menashi
Over Dem Objections
The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm Trump nominee Steven Menashi to a federal appeals court despite fierce opposition from Democrats. Menashi, who will be seated on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, was confirmed by a 51-41 vote. He had been criticized by liberals in Congress and in the media over accusations of a lack of professionalism and bias, though Menashi has said the attacks mischaracterize him and his writings.
|Al Sharpton Gets $1M in Pay from
His Own Charity
He’s the million-dollar minister. The Rev. Al Sharpton raked in $1,046,948 from his own charity last year, according to National Action Network’s latest tax filings obtained by The Post. Sharpton got a $324,000 salary – 32% higher than his 2017 pay – in addition to a $159,596 bonus and $563,352 in “other compensation.”
|UC Berkeley Instructor Calls Rural
'Bad People Who Have Made Bad Life Decisions'
A UC Berkeley graduate student and instructor took to Twitter on Wednesday to vent about his repulsion for rural Americans and why they deserve to live "uncomfortable" lives. "They, as a group, are bad people who have made bad life decisions," he said in the since-deleted tweet. "Some, I assume, are good people. But this nostalgia for some imagined pastoral way of life is stupid and we should shame people who aren't pro-city."
|‘It was Clearly Criminal’: How a
Allegedly Helped an Illegal Alien Escape ICE
A Massachusetts judge, indicted for allegedly helping sneak an illegal alien out of a courtroom in order to avoid an Immigration and Customs Enforcement agent, is opting to fight the charges instead of accepting a plea deal. The case has divided many in the Massachusetts legal community and has become a symbol of the growing tension between federal immigration authorities and local officials in liberal enclaves.
|Climate Activist Greta Thunberg
Heads to Spain on Yacht
Made from Petroleum Products
Greta has left the mainland. Climate activist Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old phenom from Sweden, has left the United States en route to Spain for a climate summit. But she doesn’t fly – too much pollution from burning a petroleum product. So instead she’s on a boat, made of … petroleum products. “So happy to say I’ll hopefully make it to COP25 in Madrid,” Greta wrote on Twitter. “I’ve been offered a ride from Virginia on the 48ft catamaran La Vagabonde.
|Twin Volvo Diesel engines, 672L fuel tank|
|Yesterday Pete Buttigieg Put Out a
400 Black South Carolinians That Endorse Him/His Plan
If you’re ever looking for a way NOT to win a primary look no further than the crap Pete Buttigieg pulled trying to prove black people really do endorse both him and his plan. A lot of the people are confused because they didn’t endorse. 42 percent of the list is white. They used stock photos from Kenya. Yet we have heard nothing from his campaign.
Week ending 10 November 2019
|My Finest Hour
The Climategate Scandal 10 Years On
Climategate mattered because it offered the first solid proof that the scientific establishment wasn't being altogether honest about man-made global warming. Up until that point, one or two of us had had our suspicions. But this was the breakthrough; the moment when the alarmists were caught red-handed with egg over their face and their trousers down.
|The Ukraine Scandal
I take it as a given that Ukrainian natural gas company Burisma paid the Biden family a $3 million bribe. Now: A State Department official who served in the U.S. embassy in Kiev told Congress that the Obama administration tried in 2016 to partner with the Ukrainian gas firm that employed Hunter Biden but the project was blocked over corruption concerns.
|The Media Protected Jeffrey Epstein
and Crucified Brett Kavanaugh
This week, Project Veritas released a video featuring ABC News anchor Amy Robach on set, speaking in August with a running camera and a hot mic. In her conversation with others off-camera, apparently during a setup or commercial break, Robach noted with some frustration that she had the story about the allegations against Jeffrey Epstein all to herself three years ago and with about as much detail as anyone could expect. But her network, she added, inexplicably refused to air it.
|Obama Administration Tried to
Partner with Hunter Biden's
Ukrainian Gas Firm but was Blocked Over Corruption Concerns
George Kent, the former charge d'affair at the Kiev embassy, said in testimony released Thursday that the State Department's main foreign aid agency, known as USAID, planned to co-sponsor a clean energy project with Burisma Holdings, the Ukrainian gas firm that employed Hunter Biden as a board member. At the time of the proposed project, Burisma was under investigation in Ukraine for alleged corruption.
|Testimony: How Trump Helped Ukraine
One notable and little-reported conclusion emerging from the House Democratic impeachment proceedings is a consensus among some foreign policy professionals that President Trump's Ukraine policy has been an improvement over President Barack Obama's. The Trump aid program has significantly helped Ukraine defend itself against Russia, according to three career foreign policy officials whose impeachment investigation testimony has been released in recent days:
|‘Stink to high heaven’: Graham
Warns the Whistleblower is
Likely a ‘deep state’ Friend of Schiff
Republican Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina claimed revelations that the whistleblower could be from the “deep state” may change the public’s outlook on impeachment. During a Sunday interview on Fox News, Graham explained the whistleblower’s connection to House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff and members of the Obama administration make the impeachment effort “stink to high heaven.”
|Dem Leader Tells GOP to 'GET LOST'
Over Impeachment Inquiry Witness List
House Democratic Caucus Chairman Rep. Hakeem Jeffries blasted Republicans and labeled them as a "#CoverUpCaucus" after they submitted a list of witnesses they would like to call for public testimony as part of the ongoing impeachment inquiry of President Trump. Jeffries, D-N.Y., also questioned the validity of the witnesses in a brief but fiery tweet Sunday morning directed at his counterparts across the aisle.
|Impeachment Is Not Why Democrats
Impeachment alone does not doom Democrats in 2020. Their ideas also doom them. Their candidates espouse ideas that not only are contrary to the American experience, but contrary to the American ideals. The primary anti-American idea Democrats espouse is the confiscation of guns.
|A Fracking Ban Could Be a
Dicey Proposal for Democrats in 2020
New polling of four battleground states shows the Green New Deal concept is highly popular, while calls to ban hydraulic fracturing could create political headwinds. Elizabeth Warren and Bernie Sanders have embraced both ideas, while Joe Biden has not called for a fracking ban.
|"Too Many to Count":
The Global Persecution of Christians
"4,136 Christians were killed for faith-related reasons," noted Open Doors in its World Watch List 2019. "On average, that's 11 Christians killed every day for their faith." Additionally, "2,625 Christians were detained without trial, arrested, sentenced and imprisoned" and "1,266 churches or Christian buildings were attacked."
|Gov. Brown Vetoed 2016 Bill Aimed
at Power Line, Wildfire Safety
A year ago, a bipartisan bill aimed at reducing the risk of wildfires from overhead electrical lines went to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. It was vetoed. The author of the measure – passed unanimously by both houses of the Legislature – now says the governor missed out on a chance to tackle one of his state's longstanding vulnerabilities: massive wildfires endangering residential communities.
Trump to Gavin Newsom on California Fires: 'Get Your Act Together';
Update – Newsom Responds
President Donald Trump criticized California Governor Gavin Newsom on Sunday for his poor management of the recent California fires, especially bad forest management that Trump blames for the rapid spread of the blazes. Trump has criticized California's poor forest management before. A year ago, the president slammed California's forest management policies.
|SIX Times Joe Biden Cited Major
Life Events That
Never Actually Happened
It is fair to say Joe Biden has become a gaffe machine. His continued slip-ups and blunders have become so glaringly apparent that even the liberals rooting for him are becoming embarrassed. Recently, Biden claimed twice he met with Parkland, Florida, shooting survivors when he was Vice President, but there was one small problem. He was out of office when the attack took place.
|Global Warming Alarmists Out
Themselves – Again
"the freedom to breed is intolerable"
I & I Editorial Board
The global warming true believers are convinced of their moral superiority. In their minds, they're just better people. But better people don't advocate thinning of the human population. The alarmists do. More than 11,000 scientist signatories... believe that because the global population is "still increasing by roughly 80 million people per year, or more than 200,000 per day," it "must be stabilized – and, ideally, gradually reduced."
|African Leaders Say Their Need for
Coal and Oil
Outweighs Climate Concerns
A handful of protesters on the ground floor of the cavernous Cape Town International Convention Centre spread fake oil on the ground and chanted, demanding an end to fossil fuels... "Under no circumstances are we going to be apologizing," said Gabriel Obiang Lima, energy minister of Equatorial Guinea, adding that they need to exploit those resources to create jobs and boost economic development.
|600M people lack access to electricity|
|Female Gun Owners: We Prefer the
In the aftermath of a recent Florida self-defense shooting, female gun owners argued that the AR-15 provides specific advantages to women for home defense, vehemently rejecting the views of gun-control activists who insist the firearm is unnecessary. Speaking with the Washington Free Beacon on Friday, five female firearm owners and advocates said the AR-15 platform offers several features that are ideal for women specifically.
|Bloomberg Suggests Disarming
Minorities to 'keep them alive'
Former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg reportedly argued Friday that guns need to be kept out of the hands of minorities in order to keep them alive. While speaking at the Aspen Institute, Mr. Bloomberg, 72, said 95 percent of murders fall into a specific category: a male minority between the ages of 15 and 25, The Aspen Times reported. Cities need to get guns out of this group's hands and keep them alive, the former three-term mayor said, according to The Times.
Jindal on Michael Bloomberg:
'This Guy Could Use Some Humility.'
Michael Bloomberg's recent comment that, "I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I'm not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It's not even close." [April 2014]
|Newly Elected Virginia Senator
Had Been Jailed for Having Sex with Teenager
In 2014, Joe Morrissey, then a 57-year-old delegate to the Virginia General Assembly, plead guilty to a misdemeanor count of contributing to the delinquency of a minor and was sentenced to 12 months in jail (with six months suspended) because of a sexual relationship with a 17-year-old office assistant at his law firm. On Tuesday, he won his election to the Virginia Senate. I'll give you one guess what his political affiliation is.
|Columbia Professor Who Fled
Says University is Becoming Full Blown Communistic
A Romania-born academic says he recently left his tenured position at Columbia University because the Ivy League school is "on its way toward full blown communism," according to a Romanian TV interview translated by a Romanian-American immigrant. Prof. Andrei Serban, an award-winning director, complained about the increasing social justice demands he faced in the theater department in the interview.
|Teenage Girl Suspended from School
for Refusing to
Wear Pro-LGBT Remembrance Day Item
A 17-year-old girl, Natalie Bird, has been suspended from school for refusing to wear a Remembrance Day poppy containing a rainbow in support of LGBT+ causes. Bird announced the news of her cousin's suspension on social media, following her rejection of the newly added rainbow into the traditional red and black poppy to commemorate the millions of young soldiers who lost their lives in the two World Wars.
|Was accused of hate speech|
|Ivy League Sex Ed: Harvard Hosts
'Anal Sex 101,' 'Oral Sex 101' and 'fatphobia' Workshops
This year, Sex Week kicked off with "Sticky: A (Self) Love Story" and "Feel Those Good Vibrations: Sex Toys 101." On Tuesday students were offered a sex education class as well as "What's What in the Butt?: Anal Sex 101." On Wednesday a "Tantric Sex 101" workshop was followed by a panel on racial preferences and dating. Thursday brought an STD panel and reproductive justice workshop to campus.