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It would be better to live under robber barons than under omnipotent moral busybodies.
The robber baron's cruelty may sometimes sleep, his cupidity may at some point be satiated;
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for they do so with the approval of their own conscience." —C. S. Lewis (1898–1963)

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“I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government
from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them.” —Thomas Jefferson

“It is not the function of our Government to keep the citizen from falling into error.
It is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.”
—Supreme Court Justice Robert H. Jackson
“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, but not in thought.”
—Ludwig von Mises, Socialism: An Economic and Sociological Analysis, p. 38 (1922)
“Just because you do not take an interest in politics
doesn't mean politics won't take an interest in you.”
—Pericles, Greek statesman, 495–429 BC

“I am certain that nothing has done so much to destroy the juridical safeguards of
individual freedom as the striving after this mirage of social justice.”
F. A. Hayek, Economic Freedom and Representative Government (1973)

Truth is always stranger than fiction because fiction has to make sense. — Mark Twain

The most costly of all follies is to believe passionately in the palpably not true. — H. L. Mencken

"Christianity, if false, is of no importance, and, if true, of infinite importance.
The one thing it cannot be is moderately important." — C.S. Lewis

To assent to obvious lies is to co-operate with evil,
and in some small way to become evil oneself. —Theodore Dalrymple 


"Economic power is exercised by means of a positive, by offering men a reward,
an incentive, a payment, a value; political power is exercised by means of a negative,
by the threat of punishment, injury, imprisonment, destruction.
The businessman's tool is values; the bureaucrat's tool is fear."
—Novelist and philosopher Ayn Rand

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Unremitting Iranian Hostility Means
It's Time to Reconsider Regime Change

Roger L. Simon
The Iranians have been acting out quite a bit lately, testing the limits of our tolerance for violence and breaking the nuclear strictures (assuming there really were any) of the JCPOA, aka the Iran Deal. That deal was always an extreme head-scratcher, that the agreement prevents entry to Iranian military installations by nuclear inspectors was only the tip of an absurd iceberg.

Why Do Democrats Hate Jobs So Much?
I & I Editorial Board
From where does government obtain the authority to force private enterprises to part with greater sums of their earnings than they otherwise would? It seems to us that tens of millions should be yelling "how dare you" to Washington, and the state capitals and city halls that have no reservations about "taking" others' money.

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Week ending 14 July 2019

Devin Nunes: Without Jail Time for Russia Probe 'dirty cops',
No Republican Will Trust DOJ for 'generations'

House Intelligence Committee ranking member Devin Nunes, R-Calif., said there will be massive political consequences if Justice Department officials don't face jail time for their conduct during the Russia investigation. According to Nunes, the Russia investigation was an "obstruction of justice trap," that started without evidence of collusion and ended in an "awful situation" that could only be fixed by jailing the people who "perpetuated this hoax."
The Mueller Investigation Failed to Provide Evidence
That the DNC Was Actually Hacked

In 2017, a memorandum was sent to the WH from a group of former U.S. intelligence officials... The team was a veritable who's who of accredited technical wizards. The subject of the memo was their forensic analysis of the emails that were ALLEGEDLY obtained from a hack at the DNC – a basis for assertions that the campaign of then-candidate Donald Trump colluded with the Russian government. But analysis of the files themselves (analysis that team Mueller either never conducted or never discussed) shows otherwise. It should now be clear to all that exculpatory evidence is something that neither the Mueller team nor establishment media are interested in providing to the public.
Another Immigration Coup for Trump:
Guatemala Agrees to Harbor Thousands of Asylum Seekers

Good news for the U.S. and for thousands of asylum seekers who show up at the U.S. border. An immigration official has told the New Yorker that as the result of a deal between the U.S. and Guatemala, "asylum seekers from any country who either show up at U.S. ports of entry or are apprehended while crossing between ports of entry could be sent to seek asylum in Guatemala instead."
Trump Administration Wins Sanctuary Cities Case in Appeals Court
The Ninth Circuit of Appeals court, in a 2-1 decision on July 12, ruled that the DOJ can put more priority toward approving applications for grant money that's under the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program to cities that are willing to cooperate with federal efforts to remove illegal immigrants from the country.
Police Kill Antifa Extremist Attacking Immigrant Detention Facility
Police in Tacoma, Washington, killed an armed Antifa extremist early on July 13 after the man threw firebombs at an immigrant detention building and cars in the parking lot and attempted to blow up a large propane tank. The man succeeded in setting one car on fire before officers responded at 4 a.m. and gunned him down, according to the Tacoma Police Department.
Illegal Alien Accused of Killing
Illinois Father of Two Locked Up on $1M Bail

Jose Rodriguez, a 27-year-old illegal alien from Honduras, is accused of running a red light on June 22 in Bloomington, Illinois, causing him to hit and kill 39-year-old Corey Cottrell, a father of two daughters, who was riding his motorcycle at the time and was on his way to see his mother, Kathy.
Iran and America Are Headed for a Showdown.
And No, It's Not Trump's Fault

Harry Kazianis
While national security experts will debate the merits of the Iran nuclear deal negotiated by the Obama administration for years to come, one thing is clear: the pact always ensured Washington and Tehran were headed towards a nuclear crisis. The only question was when it would happen – not if. And none of that is President Trump's fault. In fact, we can thank President Obama for this growing international crisis – one that could even balloon into a shooting war.
Trump's Iran Sanctions Face Seven Fallacies Launched by
Pro-Iranian Sympathizers with Support by the Democrat Party

Amir Taheri
The first claim is that sanctions do not work. That theme is developed without spelling out what the intended aims of sanctions are. Trump has said his aim is to persuade the Khomeinist clique in Tehran to change aspects of its behavior abroad. In that sense, sanctions are working.
Did Kamala Harris Learn Nothing from the Housing Crash?
Andrew Moran
It has been more than a decade since the housing bubble burst, destroying the lives of millions of Americans and shedding billions of dollars unseen since the dot-com crash and savings and loan crisis. Despite a financial calamity that will be etched in history, it is apparent that politicians still have no clue as to why it happened, chalking it up to just an economic event that can be blamed on capitalism.
Why Wind and Solar Will Never Work
John Hinderaker
This paper by Mark Mills of the the Manhattan Institute and Northwestern University's McCormick School of Engineering and Applied Science, titled "The 'New Energy Economy': An Exercise in Magical Thinking," does an excellent job of explaining why wind and solar energy will never replace fossil fuels or nuclear energy as a primary energy source. The problem is fundamental: the laws of physics.
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Educating Kids to Debate Alarming Climate Claims
Paul Driessen
It's time to challenge the steady diet of bias, false information and alarmism on climate change that students are fed in and outside of their classrooms. Science and public policy analyst Dr. David Wojick has launched an important new project to do exactly that. From kindergarten onward, our young people are repeatedly told that they, our wildlife and our planet face unprecedented cataclysms from manmade climate change, resulting from our fossil fuel use.
NYC is a Warning – the Blackout Is Coming
Douglas MacKinnon
Just about three weeks ago, I did a piece headlined:  “Will You Survive the Coming Blackout?” On the heels of this weekend’s mini-blackout in New York City, this is not about “See, I told you so!” but is about reminding people that a large and sustained blackout could and would cripple much of society as we know it – and it could and would have a devastating impact upon our very lives, and survival.
Lockheed Martin's Pennsylvania Plant to Remain Open
After Trump's Request, Saving Over 400 Jobs

Lockheed Martin Corp. Opens a New Window. announced Wednesday it will keep the Sikorsky helicopter plant in Pennsylvania open after President Trump Opens a New Window. requested the facility remain active, saving about 465 jobs. Marillyn Hewson, the company's chairman and CEO, said in a statement posted on Twitter that she decided to keep the facility in Coatesville open because "it's a good operation with an excellent workforce."
Seattle Restaurant Chain Files for Bankruptcy
Due to Minimum Wage Hike

As the evidence mounts on how destructive the call for minimum wage hikes across the country have been the denial of the economic reality also mounts. Time and again wherever the policy has been instituted there have been strikingly adverse effects. And still the far left proponents only continue with their talking points, made void by the cold facts of the results.
Study: 95 Percent of Biologists Say Life Begins at Conception
After a five-year struggle, University of Chicago student Steven Jacobs finally published his study into biologists' opinions on whether life begins at conception. Jacobs' study found that a vast majority of Americans believe biologists should determine the question "When does a human's life begin?" and that the question is important to the abortion debate. Then Jacobs surveyed biologists and found that 95 percent of them agreed that "a human's life begins at fertilization."
This Former Slave's Understanding of the American Founding
Rebukes Beto O'Rourke's Ignorant Anti-Americanism

Joey Barretta
Recently Democratic presidential hopeful Robert Francis "Beto" O'Rourke told a group of immigrants, "This country was founded on white supremacy and every single institution and structure that we have in this country still reflects the legacy of slavery and segregation and Jim Crow and suppression even in our democracy." But Frederick Douglass, America's greatest abolitionist voice, did not see it this way.
Gorka Urges Others to Confront 'non-journalists'
After Rose Garden Clash

Sebastian Gorka says his high-profile clash with a "non-journalist" in the White House Rose Garden could have a lingering positive impact and that he hopes others will follow "my example." Gorka, a conservative radio host and former White House adviser, denounced Playboy reporter and CNN contributor Brian Karem, getting in his face to declare "you're not a journalist, you're a punk" after Karem derided a group of conservative social media stars.
CNN Analyst:
'Train' Young Journalists to 'Do Away' with Conservative Media

Mark Finkelstein
Because there aren't already enough liberals in the media . . . Tucker Carlson and Rep. Ilhan Omar got into a dust-up yesterday, and CNN analyst Errol Louis took advantage to make a pitch for training more liberal journalists and using them to "do away" with conservative media. On his Fox News show om Tuesday night, Carlson said that Omar "hates this country more than ever," and that Omar "is living proof that the way we practice immigration has become dangerous to this country."
Billionaire Sex Offender Epstein Once Claimed
He Co-Founded Clinton Foundation

Attorneys for convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein touted his close friendship with Bill Clinton and even claimed the billionaire helped start Clinton's controversial family foundation in a 2007 letter aimed at boosting his image during plea negotiations, FoxNews.com has learned.
U.S. Women's Soccer Team Accused of Snubbing
Star Player for Christian Views

The absence of one of the best women's soccer players in the nation from the national squad that just won the World Cup has prompted questions as to whether she didn't make the team because of her openly professed Christian faith.
Rapinoe: The New Star on "Hate America First" Team
Daniel Wiseman
I wish you well, Megan Rapinoe, but as Batman said about Cat Woman, on the old TV show: "Poor, deluded girl." Unfortunately for Rapinoe, if the full breadth of her Loony Left beliefs were implemented, then one day trans-men will say they are women, and Rapinoe will be out of a job. Conservatives want women playing women, and girls playing girls, and we don't need Washington to tell us where to go to the bathroom, either.
‘Clone tick’ Swarms, New to U.S., Are Killing Cattle by
Draining Their Blood, Chasing After Humans

Asian longhorned ticks, also sometimes called “clone ticks” because they can reproduce without mating, have killed five cows in the Tar Heel State this year – by draining them of blood. Each cow was infested by hundreds of ticks. “The official cause of death,” writes technology news site Ars Technica, “was acute anemia, which is typically associated with severe hemorrhaging.”
Something new to worry about!

Week ending 7 July 2019

They Don't Hate Donald Trump – They Hate You
Sebastian Gorka
Fourth of July parades may be banned soon in America. Think I'm joking? Do you remember after the "confederate statues" debate flared up again, President Trump asked a rather provocative question: "I wonder, it is George Washington next week, and is it Thomas Jefferson the week after?" At the time, of course, the president was ridiculed for even uttering such a thing. Well, here we are, less than 24 months after he made that prediction and Thomas Jefferson is next. And this time it's not just a statue.
Supreme Court Will No Longer Tolerate
Government Hostility to Religious Beliefs

Kelly Shackelford
The end of the Supreme Court's recent term marks the beginning of a new era for religious liberty in America. With a landmark 7-2 decision in the case of The American Legion v. The American Humanist Association – combined with the decision by the court in Klein v. Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries – we are on the cusp of experiencing a return to our nation's founders' vision of freedom I did not expect to see in my lifetime.
Are 2020 Democrats Blind to History?
Tim Donner
Do the Democrats really believe the collective and now written-in-stone socialist manifesto unveiled in their first debates is a formula for victory in 2020? Have they actually convinced themselves that American voters are so repulsed by the 45th president that they will ignore a booming, full-employment economy and trash the remnants of the free market in exchange for the fundamental transformation of America into a progressive utopia?
Record 157,005,000 Employed; 19th Record of Trump Era
After the Fourth of July fireworks, the fifth of July brings another reason for Americans to celebrate. A record 157,005,000 people were employed in June, the most since February and the 19th record of Trump's presidency, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported  on Friday.
Rep. Peter King: ‘Severe, serious abuses’ by
FBI, CIA in Russia Probe ‘going to come out’

Rep. Peter King, R-N.Y., said he is “confident” that when Attorney General Bill Barr concludes his investigation of the origins of the investigation of President Trump’s 2016 campaign, the American people will learn that the FBI and CIA under the Obama administration engaged in foul play. “There was no legal basis at all for them to begin the investigation of his campaign,” King said.

Reluctant Witnesses in FISA Abuse Probe
Agree to Talk to DOJ Inspector General

Key witnesses sought for questioning by Justice Department Inspector General Michael E. Horowitz early in his investigation into alleged government surveillance abuse have come forward at the 11th hour, Fox News has learned. Sources familiar with the matter said at least one witness outside the Justice Department and FBI started cooperating – a breakthrough that came after Attorney General William Barr ordered U.S. Attorney John Durham to lead a separate investigation into the origins of the bureau’s 2016 Russia case that laid the foundation for Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe.

Strzok-Page Texts Debated Whether to Share Details
With DOJ on Key London Meeting in 2016

Text messages between former FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page debating how much information to share with the Justice Department about a London meeting – days after the bureau opened its initial Russia investigation – are drawing fresh scrutiny as alleged surveillance abuse and the probe’s origins are investigated by three separate probes, Fox News has learned.
Majority Want Citizenship Question on Census, 53%-32%
They’ve had the question before until it was removed by Obama in 2010. So the real question isn’t why they should have it, but why it was ever removed? Americans by a wide margin agree with President Trump that the upcoming 2020 census should ask a citizenship question.
Engineer Faces 219 Years in Prison for
Smuggling U.S. Military Chips to China

An electrical engineer faces up to 219 years in federal prison after being found guilty of conspiring to smuggle military-grade semiconductor chips to China. On Tuesday, the U.S. Department of Justice said that Yi-Chi Shih, a part-time Los Angeles resident, attempted to secure semiconductor chips used in U.S. military applications in order to transfer them to Chinese associates.
The 1776 Flag Isn't the Problem. Anti-American Leftists Are.
Bryan Preston
Colin Kaepernick's history teachers should be ashamed of themselves. They either failed to teach him real history, or they succeeded in indoctrinating him into a false political narrative. Either way, he was short-changed and missed out on one of history's greatest stories. To associate the 1776 American flag with slavery is to miss the purpose and genius of the American Revolution.
Betsy Ross flag
Trump Haters Wrong to Criticize Him for Fourth of July Celebration
Harry Kazianis
Keep in mind, when the Declaration of Independence was issued on July 4, 1776, it did not transform America from 13 British colonies into an independent nation. It was just a statement of what our founders wanted. It took the Revolutionary War – fought by brave patriots with the best weapons they could get their hands on – to convince the British to give up their colonies and recognize the United States of America was now truly independent.
Obama DHS Secretary Says
Decriminalizing Border Crossings Is 'open borders'

President Barack Obama's secretary of Homeland Security criticized the presidential Democratic candidates who have come out in support of decriminalizing illegal border crossings. "That is tantamount to declaring publicly that we have open borders," Jeh Johnson told the Washington Post. Johnson has rebutted Democratic talking points when it comes to issues at the border.

CNN's Fareed Zakaria Says Trump Was Right
About Asylum System, 'pains me to say'

The host of "Fareed Zakaria GPS," was also critical of asylum rules that he called "vague, laxed and being gamed." Zakaria said asylum was initially intended for a small number of people in the most extreme circumstances, not as a process of immigration in itself. He said the rules need to be "substantially tightened." He pointed out that "many" current asylum-seekers often have "suspiciously similar stories" and employ "identical phrases."

Border Patrol Refutes Ocasio-Cortez Over 'Toilet Water' Claims,
Gives Video Tour of Facility

Arizona Border Patrol fired back Wednesday at claims made by Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, offering a video tour of an Arizona processing facility. "Here is a look at the inside of a #BorderPatrol processing center with Chief Patrol Agent of #TucsonSector Roy Villareal," read the tweet from CBP Arizona's official Twitter account.

Hispanic Pastors Tour Border Facility Lambasted by AOC and Say
They Are 'shocked by misinformation'

Caleb Parke
Rev. Samuel Rodriguez was "full of indignation" when he saw the reports and heard from politicians about the deplorable and inhumane conditions for illegal immigrants at an El Paso County, Texas migrant detention center. But what he saw at the same facility toured by Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y. with a group of pastors was "drastically different."

Dan Crenshaw Says Ocasio-Cortez Is
'Getting Bolder With Her Lies' About the Immigration Crisis

"This is insanity. This is not true. There is no one else corroborating these kind of reports," Crenshaw said. "And yet, she's using it to try and make her case that we shouldn't have any enforcement and that we should have open borders. This is really dishonest behavior from a member of Congress."
Flint to Rescind Lead Pipe Contract from Lowest Bidder and
Award it to Politically-Connected Firm, Delaying Fixes

"This is unethical, it is bid rigging, and I certainly won't be a part of this," city Councilwoman Eva Worthing said during a Tuesday meeting. "Does council and the city want to deal with a lawsuit over unfair bidding practices by this city? This is favoritism, cronyism … This is basically a sham, it's unethical, and if council votes [to rescind this contract we signed], we're in trouble."
Corruption exposed
AG Barr Must Stick RICO on Antifa, the 21st Century's KKK
Thomas McArdle
Covering your face to avoid identification so you can beat and intimidate in the name of your political agenda and avoid arrest and prosecution – sound familiar? It's practically the definition of the Knights of the Ku Klux Klan. Nearly 50 years ago, a Democratic Congress passed and a Republican president signed into law an extraordinary measure designed to make prosecutions stick and put organized criminal organizations such as the Klan and the Mafia in prison.
RICO and Antifa are a match made in heaven
Violent Clashes in Portland, Ore., Prompt Call for Anti-Mask Laws
Authorities in Portland, Ore., are calling for a series of laws to curb violent clashes at demonstrations that include prohibiting masks worn by protesters, allowing police to videotape demonstrations and giving the city greater control over events organized by groups with violent histories.
Antifa is the Democrats 'Brown Shirts'
Unmask Antifa and Watch the Cowards Retreat
David French
Antifa's propensity to violence is well known, and while I'd love to hear a sympathetic explanation for the absence of police, the lack of response looks a lot like a dereliction of duty. There is, however, a simple and well-known legal reform that will go a long way towards deterring Antifa violence – even when police aren't close by, but iPhones are. It's called an anti-masking law.
Antifa is the Democrats 'Brown Shirts'
Former NYPD Commissioner Calls on the FBI to
Classify Antifa as a Domestic Terrorist Organization

A former New York City police commissioner wants to see the Antifa labeled as a domestic terrorist organization by the FBI. The Antifa – named so because it originated as an anti-fascists group – landed back in the headlines this week after brutally beating a reporter covering a protest in Portland, Oregon.
Antifa is the Democrats 'Brown Shirts'
Ambassador Grenell: Human Rights Campaign Should
'cease to exist' if They Stay Silent on Antifa Attack

The U.S. Ambassador to Germany Richard Grenell slammed organizations like the Human Rights Campaign for their silence in light of the attack on conservative journalist Andy Ngo over the weekend. Ngo was videotaped being punched, kicked and doused with a milkshake by Antifa members during a clash between them and a right-wing group on Saturday in Portland.
Antifa is the Democrats 'Brown Shirts'
Did Portland Violate the First Amendment by
Selectively Tolerating Violence?

Hans Bader
Portland and its police may have violated the First Amendment by allowing members of the left-wing group Antifa to physically attack people, such as a conservative journalist and an elderly man. Police are not allowed to permit attacks on disfavored speakers, or permit violence by ideologically favored groups, while otherwise enforcing the law. That violates the First Amendment.
Antifa is the Democrats 'Brown Shirts'
Alleged 'Antifa' Member Arrested After Attempting to
Chain Lock College Republicans Inside Room

As the individual, whom police identified as 18-year-old Ezra Benner, took off, other meeting attendees chased after him, performing a citizen's arrest to detain him until police arrived about five minutes later. UW police said that Benner attends a high school class on UW's campus, according to KTTH. The 18-year-old was charged with disorderly conduct, but the UW College Republicans plan on pursuing an additional charge of unlawful imprisonment.
Abusive Thug Who Harassed Trump Supporters at
DC Restaurant is a DNC Operative Linked to Hillary Campaign

Jim Hoft
Hill Country BBQ joint in Washington DC tossed out a bigoted Magaphobe for harassing Trump supporters on the 4th of July. The harrasser named TJ Helmstetter was abusing Trump supporters before he was asked to leave. And surprise, surprise, the bigoted Trump-hater, who describes himself as a "progressive communicator" actually believes he's the victim.
It Looks Like Joe Biden's Son
Took a Bribe from a Chinese Businessman

Ashe Schow
On Monday, The New Yorker published a lengthy article detailing the various scandals involving former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter. The article asked the question: "Will Hunter Biden Jeopardize His Father's Campaign?" The answer is fairly obvious: No. Democrats and their families are treated differently than Republicans and their families.
Mohammed Nuru, the Dirty Democrat in Charge of
"Cleaning Up" San Francisco

Daniel Greenfield
San Francisco has the highest rents in the country. At an average of $3,690 for a one bedroom... The median price of a single-family home is $1.6 million. The median price of a condo is $1.17 million. The cheapest home in the city is a 765-square-foot unlivable wooden shack with no bathroom built in 1906 which can be yours for only $350,000. Despite that, the City by the Bay is drowning in its own filth. San Fran is covered in human waste.
Can CNN's Ratings Really Drop Any Further?
Joseph Curl
To hear the mainstream media tell it, America hates President Trump.
So, it stands to reason that a cable station that spends most of its time hating on Trump would soar in the ratings. Think again. The liberal network CNN plunged to 15th place in primetime over the last three months, losing nearly 20% of its viewership in the process.
Florida Wildlife Services Wants Iguanas Dead,
Urges Residents to Kill Them 'Whenever Possible'

The green iguana population is growing exponentially in Florida – and the state's Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission wants them dead. "Homeowners do not need a permit to kill iguanas on their own property, and the FWC encourages homeowners to kill green iguanas on their own property whenever possible," a notice the commission's website reads.
Armed Utah Teachers Practice Responding to School Shootings
Active shooter training for educators is becoming more common nationwide, and Utah is one of several states that generally allow permit holders to carry guns in public schools. Other states, including Florida and Texas, have programs that allow certain teachers to be armed if they are approved under a set of stipulations.
Judge Amy Coney Barrett Strikes a Blow
Against Campus Kangaroo Courts

Judge Barrett was unsparing in her criticism of the university's procedures. In perhaps the most telling critique, she noted that Purdue's process, with its permanent, devastating consequences for the student's career, "fell short of what even a high school must provide to a student facing a days-long suspension." Withholding evidence from the plaintiff by itself was sufficient to render the process unfair.
Florida HS Principal: 'I can't say the Holocaust is a
factual historical event and kids don't have to learn about it'

If you haven't yet gathered enough reasons to home school your children, consider this story from Palm Beach County Florida. Evidently the principal at Spanish River High School claimed that the murder of six-million Jews was not historical fact and thus claims his school had no obligation to teach about it.
Biracial Rapper Pulls Out of Festival After Learning
White People Charged $10 More Than People of Color

A biracial rapper pulled out of a Michigan music festival after she learned that white people would be charged twice the amount to attend than "people of color." Tiny Jag, whose real name is Jillian Graham, was scheduled to perform at AfroFuture Fest's event in Detroit in August. But when she learned about the ticket inconsistency based on race, she quickly dropped out.

Week ending 30 June 2019

The Democratic Candidates Are in a Bubble on Immigration
Andrew Sullivan
There is now a photograph that sums up everything wrong about America's broken and overwhelmed immigration system. You've seen it, and it is hard to let it leave the mind or the conscience. Together with the accounts of horrifying abuse of children in detention – and "abuse" is not hyperbole – we can see the crisis as it is. We can no longer look away.
The Danger of the Attacks on the Electoral College
Trent England
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. What changed along the way? And does it matter?
Dalai Lama: Migrants Must Return to Native Lands – or
Europe Could Become Muslim or African

Selwyn Duke
The media aren’t yet describing him as the “far-right Dalai Lama.” Nonetheless, the spiritual leader has again staked out an immigration position placing him right of political leaders tagged with that label, telling the BBC that “‘Europe is for Europeans’ and migrants should be sent back” to their native lands... He also warned that Europe could become “Muslim or African” if they aren’t repatriated.
France's Macron has endorsed the idea of creating “Eurafrica”
U.S. Oil Output Tops 12 Million Barrels a Day for First Time
U.S. crude output soared to new heights in April, highlighting OPEC's dilemma just days before the producer group meets amid growing geopolitical threats. A government report on Friday showed U.S. production grew 2.1% in April to 12.16 million barrels a day. Booming shale production from places like the Permian basin of West Texas have enabled U.S. oil output to overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia.
The Dow Is on Pace for Its Best June Return Since 1938
U.S. stock benchmarks have enjoyed a healthy run-up toward records on the week on the back of the Federal Reserve's easier monetary-policy stance and hope for a China-U.S. trade pact. Recent gains have put the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.24% in position to ring up its best June gain of 7% since 1938 when the blue-chip benchmark surged an eye-popping 24.3% on the month, according to Dow Jones Market Data.
Iran Says White House is 'Mentally Retarded' After
Learning of New Sanctions

President Hassan Rouhani of Iran said that the White House is "mentally retarded" Tuesday after new sanctions were imposed on the country. "Hard-hitting sanctions" were placed on Iran by President Donald Trump Monday as tensions between the two countries increased. The sanctions were specifically placed on the Supreme Leader of Iran and the Office of the Supreme Leader, among others.
John Kerry violated the Logan Act
Is Iran Following John Kerry's Lead to 'wait out' Trump?
John Kerry violated the Logan Act
Trump Says John Kerry Should Be Prosecuted
House Approves Senate Version of Border Bill After Pelosi Yields
The House cleared and sent to President Donald Trump the Senate version of supplemental aid legislation for strained border agencies dealing with a massive influx of migrants, ending a back-and-forth that threatened to upend lawmakers' July Fourth recess plans. The final vote was 305-102, with many Democrats joining Republicans in voting for the bill.
Tijuana Authorities Investigating Migrant Groups Trying to Buy Children to Cross Into the United States
Some migrants in Tijuana are trying to purchase children from vulnerable single mothers in local shelters so they can more easily cross into the United States, according to shelter directors, migrants and Tijuana law enforcement authorities... Typically, when migrants are apprehended at the border with their children they are held in custody for a few days before they are released. Single adults who cross the border can face months in detention.
Viral Photo of Children at Detention Facilities
Got Blamed on Trump, Reality Tells a Different Story

WZ/Bonchie
Have you ever noticed that almost every problematic photo of the border situation that's gone viral in the last year has ended up being from the Obama administration? Funny how that works. Yet, time and time again, the media and Twitter-verse outright lie about the genesis to throw partisan mud.
Obama Judge Invents Sanctuary Courthouses
Matthew Vadum
All courthouses in Massachusetts have become ICE-free zones because a zealous left-wing Obama judge took it upon herself to forbid immigration officers from detaining suspected illegal aliens on judicial soil. This lawless order is reportedly the first judicial fiat in the United States to block immigration arrests across an entire state.
U.S. Ambassador Grenell Calls on DoJ to Probe Violent Antifa Attack on Indy Journalist in Portland: This is Domestic Terrorism
Richard Grenell, currently serving the Trump administration as ambassador to Germany, expressed outrage at the attack against the Quillette writer and is calling on the Justice Department to investigate the incident, possibly as an act of domestic terrorism – and especially after reports that, as usual, Portland Police stood down and did nothing to intervene. Online reports noted that Ngo suffered bleeding on the brain following the attack and was hospitalized.
Rep. Matt Gaetz Will Press Charges in 'milkshaking' Incident
"I am going to press charges ... I think it's really important to send a message that we as conservatives have a right to our views, just like anybody else has a right to their views," Gaetz said in an interview on Fox news the night before. A chyron on the lower third of the Fox News screen in the interview clip reads "The Left's Incivility Reaches New Lows."
Sorry If You're Offended, but Socialism Leads to Misery and Destitution
David Harsanyi
It's true that not all socialism ends in the tyranny of Leninism or Stalinism or Maoism or Castroism or Ba'athism or Chavezism or the Khmer Rouge – only most of it does. Most so-called democratic socialists – the qualifier affixed to denote that they live in a democratic system and have no choice but to ask for votes – aren't consciously or explicitly endorsing violence or tyranny.
'Nobel Prize in stupidity':
Holocaust Survivor Wants AOC Out of Congress

There are few remaining survivors of concentration camps. Ed Mosberg is one of them. And the 93-year-old from Morris Plains, NJ, has no time for Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's statements last week, when she called the southern border's migrant detention centers "concentration camps." "She should be removed from Congress. She's spreading anti-Semitism, hatred and stupidity," Mosberg told The Post.
The Muslim Plot to Bomb a Black Church the Media Won't Talk About
The Church Bomber Proved That a Travel Ban was No Overreaction

Daniel Greenfield
"The best news is when you call get ready for jihad," Mustafa Mousab Alowemer wrote in a public housing project in Pittsburgh. "I will spill my blood for the victory of my religion." Northview Heights, the low-income housing project, is 90% African-American. Or at least it was. Then a flood of Syrian Muslim refugees showed up. Obama had promised to admit 10,000 Syrian migrants in 2016. The terrorist who plotted a massacre at a black church was one of them.
Obama compared Syrian Muslim refugees to pilgrims
Whose Country? Feds Have Facility Where "Trans" Illegals are
Treated Better Than Citizens

Selwyn Duke
Would you like unlimited free healthcare, including dental? How about gratis legal aid, self-beautification counseling, taxpayer-funded recreation that includes Zumba classes, and more? Well, sorry, you're out of luck unless you happen to be an illegal alien man claiming to be a woman. In that case, the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency has a facility just for you – it brags about it, too.
Boeing's 737 Max Software Outsourced to US$9-an-hour Engineers
It remains the mystery at the heart of Boeing Co.'s 737 Max crisis: how a company renowned for meticulous design made seemingly basic software mistakes leading to a pair of deadly crashes. Longtime Boeing engineers say the effort was complicated by a push to outsource work to lower-paid contractors.
When Television News Anchors Become Gun Control Activists
John R. Lott, Jr.
"60 Minutes" tried to argue that the AR-15 is the weapon of choice for mass public shooters because its "ammunition travels three times the speed of sound" and does more damage to the human body. "So, you can see why the AR-15's high velocity ammo is the fear of every American emergency," claimed CBS's Scott Pelley.
AP Issues a Correction: The Segregationists Were Democrats
A reader wonders: "How many times can reporters and editors make this mistake?" Good question! But I am not sure it is a mistake. I wouldn't be surprised if some reporters, knowing that the Republican Party was founded primarily to oppose slavery, and being fully aware that the Southern segregationists were all Democrats, keep saying "Republican" on purpose...
Why the Liberals May as Well Scrap Their Carbon Tax
Aaron Wudrick
When future historians retrace the rise and fall of carbon taxes in Canada, they may well conclude that last week was the point at which policy's decline became irreversible. That's because it was the week when the Trudeau Liberals gave up insisting that a carbon tax is the best way to fight climate change... having long insisted that one tool – a carbon tax – works best, they are now in the awkward position of having to explain why they are switching to inferior tools.
Adjusted "Unadjusted" Data: NASA Uses the "Magic Wand of Fudging", Produces Warming Where There Never Was
Pierre Gosselin
It's been long known that NASA GISS has been going through its historical temperature data archives and erasing old temperature measurements and replacing them with new, made up figures without any real legitimate reason. This practice has led to the formation of new datasets called "adjusted" data, with the old datasets being called "V3 unadjusted". The problem for global warming activists, however, was that when anyone looks at the old "V3 unadjusted" – i.e. untampered data – they often found a downward linear temperature trend.
From Out of Oregon: 'Save the Environment –
From Meddling Government Social Justice Warriors'

Judi McLeod
The hundreds of loggers, farmers and ranchers who came off their farms and out of the forests and fields to circle Oregon's capitol in protest of their government's force-fed climate bill yesterday, didn't just take a classic stand for the Beaver State, but for all other states in the union. Their major protest proved for once and for all that you don't learn anything useful about The Environment sitting behind a desk in an air-conditioned government office, you can only learn it by working the land dusk 'til dawn.
CA Bill Would Dictate to Churches What Can Be Preached
About LGBTQ Ideology. Calling It Sin is 'harmful.'

With "Pride Month" coming to an end, California is pushing a resolution that seeks to control the language churches use surrounding the LGBTQ community. ACR 99 would encourage "counselors, Pastors, religious workers, educators, and institutions to stop labeling homosexuality and transgenderism a 'sin' saying it's 'harmful' and 'unethical.'" Opponents to the resolution are citing First Amendment freedom of religion violations, with others – like California Pastor Shane Idleman – protesting the state's mandatory interpretation of the Bible and God's Word.
California on Verge of Becoming Our First 'Third-World' State as Disease, Trash, Homelessness Plague Biggest Cities
Thanks to Left-wing Democratic policies that reward bad behavior, a number of California's biggest cities are becoming cesspools of trash and disease as the state teeters on becoming our first "third-world" enclave. Earlier this month, The Los Angeles Times reported that rats had infested city hall thanks to all the local dumping and build-up of trash and homeless camps...
'A leftward shift':
Communist Party USA Sees Chance as Progressives Surge

"The truth is the communist party isn't out to hurt you," Jarvis Tyner, vice-chair of CPUSA and its candidate for vice-president in 1972 and 1976, told a large and diverse crowd. "It will set you free." The remarks, met with applause, came on the first day of CPUSA's 31st national convention – and at a moment in American politics in which democratic socialism and progressive ideas are increasingly finding a home in the mainstream of the Democratic party.
CPUSA
Biden Puts Foot in Mouth With ‘Gay Waiter’ Comment at
Pride Weekend Fundraiser

Joe Biden continues to dig holes for himself with gaffes, even when he means well. During a campaign fundraiser in Seattle on Saturday, the former vice president tried to illustrate how far the United States has come when it comes to the treatment of the LGBT community, but he apparently missed the mark. Biden claimed that just five years ago, it would have been acceptable for a businessman to make “fun of a gay waiter,” the Washington Examiner reported.
Billionaire Bernie Marcus to Donate Majority of Fortune,
Support Trump for Re-Election

Billionaire Bernie Marcus Opens a New Window. has already given more than $2 billion to upwards of 300 organizations, and he said he plans to donate the majority of his fortune while he’s still alive and support President Trump for re-election in the 2020 presidential election. The Home Depot co-founder told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Opens a New Window. over the weekend that he will continue to look for worthy causes to donate to in the years to come.
Thousands of Guns, Grenades Mailed to South America
Are Seized in Crackdown on Florida Ring

Thousands of assault-style weapons and explosives shipped through the mail from South Florida to South America were seized this week in a law enforcement crackdown on arms traffickers who rake in millions on the black market while supplying criminal gangs, federal authorities said Friday. Anthony Salisbury, special agent in charge of ICE's Homeland Security Investigations in Miami, credited the dismantling of the weapons network to cooperation among law enforcement agencies in the United States, Argentina and Brazil.
Socialist Drift Jeopardizes Dems' Chances of Connecting With
Cuban-American Voters

"I've been working and fighting against the communists since I was 11 years old," said Emilio Izquierdo, a 71-year-old Cuban-American exile, as he stood outside the legendary Versailles restaurant in the sweltering heat of Little Havana. For decades, people like Izquierdo have come to this place to see friends, eat authentic Cuban food and talk politics.
Barack Obama's Shadow Government of Coup Plotters in Exile
L.J. Keith
There is no instance where a two-term President has left the Oval Office and then actively sought to destroy his successor. Until Barack Obama. There is no situation where the outgoing President weaponized the intelligence agencies and the DOJ to target, frame, and decimate the incoming President, even before he has taken office.

Week ending 23 June 2019

Iran Tensions – Trump Still Cleaning Up Obama's Mess
(but Democrats won't admit it)

Tom Basile
While Democrats in Washington and much of the news media spend their time obsessing over the 2020 campaign and telling the world that our president is everything from being mentally unfit to a criminal, Trump has been dealing with a host of major foreign policy challenges either created or ignored by the Obama administration. The ISIS takeover of Iraq and its infiltration across more than a dozen countries was the first. But Obama's sweetheart deal with Iran is perhaps the thorniest of them all.
U.S. Holds All the Cards in Showdown with Iran
Victor Davis Hanson
The Iranian theocrats despise the Trump administration. They yearn for the good old days of the Obama administration, when the U.S. agreed to a nuclear deal that all but guaranteed future Iranian nuclear proliferation, ignored Iranian terrorism and sent hundreds of millions of dollars in shakedown payments to the Iranian regime. Iran believed that the Obama administration saw it as a valuable Shiite counterweight to Israel and the traditionally American-allied Sunni monarchies in the Gulf region.
Nunes Threatens Ninth Criminal Referral,
Says Trump-Russia Conspiracy Peddlers are 'possessed'

Rep. Devin Nunes threatened to send a ninth criminal referral regarding the Trump-Russia investigation to the Justice Department if he does not receive information he requested about British ex-spy Christopher Steele, and accused those who still push the Russian collusion conspiracy of being "possessed." The California Republican sent letters Friday to FBI Director Christopher Wray and U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is conducting a review of the origins of the Russia inquiry.
We Now Have Proof the ‘mainstream media’ Was Working with the Obama Deep State to Torpedo POTUS Trump
For years, we have known that the so-called “mainstream” media has been in the tank for the Democrat Party, serving as its propaganda division. On Friday, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton discussed a rarity – actual evidence of media-deep state collusion in an ongoing attempt to knock off our duly elected president, proving without question that the Fourth Estate in America has allowed itself to become precisely the thing our founders attempted to prevent: An official organ of government.
Trey Gowdy: Mystery FBI Transcript
‘Actually Changed My Perspective’ of Russia Probe

“I was supportive of [Robert] Mueller. I was supportive of the idea to initiate, to investigate what Russia did, but when I saw this transcript, it actually changed my perspective,” Gowdy said in an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.” Republicans have hinted at the existence of a transcript that contains exculpatory information for Papadopoulos, who the FBI claims was the catalyst for its counterintelligence investigation of the Trump campaign.
Only with Real Transparency Will the FBI Ever Be Trusted Again
Roger L. Simon
The litany of personages who have recently left or been expelled from that organization is long and getting longer. As is well known, it's under investigation for its practices during and before the Mueller probe, via the inspector general and recently-appointed U.S. Attorney John Durham, who is famed for prosecuting FBI agents with ties to the Boston mob. All this is being supervised by AG William Barr.
U.S. Struck Iranian Military Computers This Week
U.S. military cyber forces launched a strike against Iranian military computer systems on Thursday as President Donald Trump backed away from plans for a more conventional military strike in response to Iran’s downing of a U.S. surveillance drone, U.S. officials said Saturday. Two officials told The Associated Press that the strikes were conducted with approval from Trump. A third official confirmed the broad outlines of the strike.
No Peace as Long as Iran's Mullahs Enjoy Power
Majid Rafizadeh
An honest analysis of acts of terrorism in the Middle East, and throughout the world, reveals that nearly every conflict, war, and tension in the Middle East, can be traced back to the Iranian government. Despite the illusion that those who would like to appease the Iranian leaders attempt to create, it is clear that the Iran, still racing toward nuclear-breakout capability, has no interest in peace.
Officials Accuse DHS Chief Kevin McAleenan of
Leaking ICE Raids Plan to Sabotage Operation

This week's big leak about a major Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation was orchestrated by acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan in an effort to sabotage the raids before they were scheduled to take place, according to three current and two former senior administration officials. “Leaking the locations and details to stop the operation from happening not only harmed operational integrity, but it put the safety and well-being of his own officers in jeopardy,” the third official wrote.
McAleenan's hands are dirty
House Republicans Demand Hearing After State Dept. Cites
'Multiple Security Incidents' Under Clinton Leadership

House Oversight Committee Republicans on Tuesday formally called for an immediate hearing on security breaches at the State Department during Hillary Clinton's leadership, after the department said Monday it had uncovered "multiple security incidents" involving more than a dozen employees. In a letter to Committee Chairman Elijah Cummings, D-Md., ranking committee Republicans Jim Jordan, Mark Meadows and Jody Hice said State Department officials conducting the ongoing security review into the matter should testify.
Trump's HRAs, Price Transparency Driving Health Care Improvements
Louis DeBroux
Our current health care payment system is a bastardized amalgam of bad policy begetting worse policy; a slowly evolving mess rooted in the FDR-signed Stabilization Act of 1942, which froze wages and salaries for workers, forcing America's employers to find another way to attract the best talent. They did that by taking advantage of a loophole in the law that allowed "insurance and pension benefits" to grow "in a reasonable amount." And thus was employer-based health insurance born.
Trump's EPA Finalizes Plan to
Repeal and Replace Obama-Era Coal Plant Regulations

EPA replaced the Clean Power Plan with the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule, which requires coal plants to become more efficient. EPA's position is that since the Supreme Court prevented the Clean Power Plan from going into effect, it can't be rolled back. The EPA senior official said market forces are reducing emissions further than the Clean Power Plan would have. "I don't see this as a scaling back. I see this as a correction," the senior official said.
Yes, the War on Coal is Real.
But Hurting Our Energy Industry Now Does Not Help the Future

Daniel Turner
Supporting coal is not popular. But only someone as bold as President Trump could do what is right, popularity be damned. The Trump administration's recent unveiling of the Affordable Clean Energy (ACE) rule which grants each state autonomy to craft their own environmental requirements for coal-powered plants, has enraged the environmental left.
Sorry, Media – Talking to Foreigners Does Not
Violate Federal Campaign Laws

Hans von Spakovsky
It was a hypothetical question about getting information on a political opponent from a foreign national. Yet President Trump’s response sparked a furor – one that was long on accusations and short on the actual law governing federal campaigns. Here’s the bottom line: a federal candidate who is freely given information is not receiving a “contribution” or “thing of value” and is thus not violating federal campaign finance law or the regulations issued by the Federal Election Commission (FEC).
Burgess Owens Torches Democrats: Party of 'Slavery, KKK,
Jim Crow, Killed Over 40% of Black Babies'

Former NFL player Burgess Owens blasted the Democratic Party on Wednesday as he testified to the House Judiciary Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties on the issue of reparations. "I used to be a Democrat until I did my history and found out the misery that that party brought to my race," Owens said.
Anchor Identifies Segregationist Senators from Biden Controversy as Republicans. There's Just One Problem – They Were Democrats
MSNBC anchor Kasie Hunt incorrectly identified the two segregationist senators referred to by former Vice President Joe Biden Tuesday night as Republicans during a Wednesday afternoon broadcast. Except, both James Eastland of Mississippi and Herman Talmadge of Georgia, both of whom were brought up by Biden as examples of "civility" at the Tuesday night New York City fundraiser, were Democrats.
This was a scripted TV teaser, not innocent misstatement
John Podesta’s CAP Think Tank
Fuels Dark Money Group Hitting Trump with Lawsuits

A "nonpartisan" dark money group that regularly files litigation against President Donald Trump's administration is powered by money from the Center for American Progress (CAP), the liberal think tank founded by former Clinton campaign manager John Podesta. The group, which has maintained a relatively low profile despite its litigation efforts against the administration, dubs itself "nonpartisan" and is referred to as "anti-corruption" by major media outlets. The group's leadership, however, is made up of Democratic operatives, including Podesta himself.
A Party Run by Children
Don Surber
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the soul of the Democrat Party. She represents 50 years of indoctrination in colleges, which endangers the party because she has been fed a steady diet of ignorance. They view America as genocidal, racist, sexist, Islamophobic and ignorant. The problem is most Americans know the facts. They not only reject her views but laugh at them.
How Eisenhower Dealt with America's First Illegal Crisis
This is not the first time the U.S. has dealt with an illegal immigration problem. Only last time it was dealt with in a decidedly swifter and sterner manner. The response, coordinated by President Dwight Eisenhower, resulted in nearly 3 million illegal immigrants being sent home.
CNN Panel Slams House Democrats for
 'Offensive' Treatment of Hope Hicks

A 273-page transcript of the private hearing was released on Thursday night, revealing that committee chairman Nadler addressed Hicks by the last name of President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, three times. Nadler is likely to have called Hicks, "Ms. Lewandowski" because of a rumor she had an affair with Lewandowski, who is married with four children, during the 2016 campaign.
With all seriousness aside…
Venezuela: A Humanitarian Crisis the Left Couldn't Care Less About
Issues & Insights Editorial Board
When the press does report on Venezuela, it almost always leaves out one key detail: The fact that the profound misery is the direct result of the country's embrace of socialist policies starting with Chavez and continuing with his hand-picked successor, Maduro. The indifference shown by the liberal establishment to what's happening in Venezuela is disgusting, but it's also incredibly revealing. Human suffering matters, it seems, only when it suits the left's ideological agenda.
New Documents Revisit Questions About
 Rep. Ilhan Omar's Marriage History

New investigative documents released by a state agency have given fresh life to lingering questions about the marital history of Rep. Ilhan Omar and whether she once married a man – possibly her own brother – to skirt immigration laws.
Marriage
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Court Rules President Trump Can Defund Planned Parenthood,
Will Cut Almost $60 Million in Taxpayer Funding

A federal appeals court today ruled President Donald Trump can partially defund planned Parenthood while the abortion business’ lawsuit against his administration’s new rules moves forward. The abortion chain receives about $50 million to $60 million in Title X funds annually, but that could change now that the new rules are being implemented.
Heartbreaking Video Shows Father Begging Girlfriend
Not to Have Abortion: "Please Don't Kill Our Baby"

Abortion is not just a women's issue. It affects the entire family, as one heartbreaking video recently evidenced. In the now-viral video, viewers can see a man standing outside an Illinois abortion clinic begging his partner not to kill their unborn baby. "Please don't kill our baby! Abby! Don't kill our baby," the man says before bursting into tears.
'Latinx' is Not a Word in Spanish and
Hispanics Will Never Accept it as One

Alberto de la Cruz and Giancarlo Sopo
Progressives and socialists love to pervert language to fit their narratives and they have certainly done a number on English. Now they're going after Spanish, coming up with terms such as "Latinx" in order to make it gender neutral. The problem is Spanish is not a gender neutral language. There are feminine and masculine words because that is how it has been spoken and read for centuries. Hispanics will not accept completely changing their language just to avoid possibly offending some Social Justice Warriors.
'Jeopardy!' Superstar Testing His Gambling Skills in the
World Series of Poker

"Jeopardy!" star James Holzhauer may have put down the buzzer, but now he's picking up his poker chips and heading to the Rio Convention Center in Las Vegas to test his luck in the World Series of Poker. Holzhauer, 34, will participate in two events on Monday, the $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'Em Super Turbo Bounty tournament and the $1,000 buy-in Tag Team No-Limit Hold’Em.

Week ending 16 June 2019

Why War with Iran and Why Now?
Rick Moran
So why go to war now? The pressure on Iran is intense. Their economy is failing and the people are tired of the regime's promises that things will get better. Unemployment, inflation, falling revenue, and food shortages have brought Iran to the brink. The country is about ready to explode. There may never be a better opportunity to rid the world of a major threat.
Covering Up Our Culture to 'Avoid Giving Offense'
Giulio Meotti
By refusing to confront the speech police, or to support freedom of expression ... we have started down the road of submission to sharia law and to tyranny. We all have been covering up our supposedly "blasphemous" culture with burqas to avoid offending people who do not seem to mind offending us.
Ben Rhodes, CNN and Others Purposely Fuel Pro-Iranian "False Flag" Conspiracy Theories After Tanker Attacks
Red State by Bonchie
One of the things we've seen in response to what happened is liberals pushing "false flag" conspiracy theories, i.e. the suggestion that the U.S. and/or Saudi Arabia set this attack up to falsely blame the innocent Mullahs in Iran. You know, because famously isolationist Donald Trump wants to go to war with Iran or something. Makes sense, right
Trump's Citizenship Question is Racist? What About Clinton's?
Democrats were for the question before they were against it.

Deroy Murdock
The debate over the Trump Administration's proposed citizenship question  on the 2020 Census is heating up again. The Right seems tongue-tied on this issue amid the Left's predictable and vile claims that this question is fueled by – what else? – racism. The fastest way to humiliate the Left into silence on this matter is to display the images of the 2000 Census, in which Bill Clinton asked the very same question. "Is this person a citizen of the United States?"
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President Trump Calls Out Predatory Corporate Lobbyists,
the U.S. Chamber of Commerce

sundance
Do not overlook the importance of President Donald Trump publicly calling out the largest DC lobbyist group, and epicenter of Big Club corruption earlier today. During a widely discussed CNBC interview today President Trump landed two torpedoes directly below the waterline on the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Just How Deep and Entrenched is the Deep State?
Dennis Jamison
A genuine irony exists today despite widespread mainstream media silence, in that a broader spectrum of Americans are beginning to realize that a Deep State of political elitists and a real Criminal Cabal exists at the core of the United States government. This entity, no matter how it is identified is only slowly coming out of the shadows and into the light.
Lindsey Graham: ‘President Trump is Right.
Talking to People is Not a Crime’

Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham defended President Donald Trump’s contention that merely talking with people, even foreign governments, is perfectly legal. Graham’s comments came after Jeanine Pirro’s opening statement Saturday night during which the Fox News host defended the president for telling ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that he would listen if a foreign source offered opposition research. She also played a statement she made on her show back in 2017:
Unlike House, U.S. Senate Unanimously Condemns Anti-Semitism
Melissa Langsam Braunstein
When you write about anti-Semitism, there's typically not much good news to report; the world's oldest hatred has been making a comeback not only overseas, but also here in the US of A. So, it's both good and important to pause and celebrate the U.S. Senate unanimously passing a resolution that unequivocally condemns anti-Semitism. Where the House of Representatives fumbled, the Senate succeeded. And thank G-d for that.
Trump Accuses New York Times of
'virtual act of Treason' with Russia Report

"Do you believe that the Failing New York Times just did a story stating that the United States is substantially increasing Cyber Attacks on Russia," Trump tweeted. "This is a virtual act of Treason by a once great paper so desperate for a story, any story, even if bad for our Country." Trump claimed in a separate tweet that the story was "NOT TRUE!"
True the Vote Wins Stunning Court Ruling
Against IRS in Lois Lerner Scandal

The True the Vote v. IRS lawsuit has finally come to a close with a stunning ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Reggie Walton ruling in favor of True the Vote; penalizing the IRS with maximum attorneys fees due to their unconstitutional discrimination against the group and their unethical behavior in the case.
MSM mum on this Obama era scandal
Johns Hopkins Research:
No Evidence People are Born Gay or Transgender

Scholars at Johns Hopkins University released a new report on Monday which argues that there is not sufficient evidence to suggest that lesbian, gay, or transgender people are born with this sexual orientation or gender identity. The three-part, 143-page report, which appeared in the Fall 2016 edition of The New Atlantis, also investigated other commonly accepted ideas about homosexuality and transgenderism.
ISIS Fighter Affirms What JW Exposed Years Ago –
Terrorists Enter U.S. Via Mexico

Judicial Watch
Five years after a Judicial Watch investigation uncovered evidence of Islamic terrorists infiltrating the United States through Mexico, a captured ISIS fighter is providing details of a plot in which jihadists enter the country through the southern border to carry out an attack. The terrorists begin their journey in Central America and exploit vulnerabilities in the Mexican border to reach the U.S., according to Abu Henricki, an ISIS soldier captured by the Syrian Democratic Forces in Rojava, Syria.
Oberlin College to Pay Bakery the
Now-Massive Sum of $44M Over Racism Dispute

A jury has awarded $33.2 million in punitive damages to Gibson's Bakery, whose owners claimed Ohio's Oberlin College and an administrator hurt their business and libeled them during a dispute over a shoplifting episode that triggered protests and allegations of racism. The Chronicle-Telegram reported the same jury awarded Gibson's business and family members more than $11 million in actual or compensatory damages, bringing the total award to more than $44 million.
Lifted the lid on what horrible, arrogant people social justice warriors are.
What the Media is Getting Wrong About
Gibson's Bakery Libel Verdict Against Oberlin College

Monday morning, Professor Jacobson joined The Michael Berry Show to discuss the recent verdict, awarding $11 million to Gibson's Bakery, who sued the college claiming defamation. During the interview, Professor Jacobson dismembered what's becoming national media spin – that the case was actually a case about campus free speech. As Jacobson explained, "it's not."
Lifted the lid on what horrible, arrogant people social justice warriors are.
Oberlin College Ignored the First Law of Holes
Responding to the Jury Verdict Against It

Thomas Lifson
It appears that Oberlin, a relatively wealthy and elite college, is so arrogant – full of hubris as Clarice Feldman pointed out yesterday – that it forgot (or never knew?) The First Law of Holes: "If you find yourself in a hole, stop digging."
Lifted the lid on what horrible, arrogant people social justice warriors are.
Legal Insurrection’s Thread Explains the Horrible Things
Oberlin College Did to Gibson’s Bakery

If you wondered why Oberlin got smacked with such compensatory and punitive damages when they went after Gibson’s Bakery and accused them of being racist to try to put them out of business, this thread from Legal Insurrection explains in great detail how pervasive the effort of the college was against the business and how they used the mob of students to harm them.
Lifted the lid on what horrible, arrogant people social justice warriors are.
Accountability for Oberlin
John Hayward
Oberlin College in Ohio may be one of the most egregious politically correct campuses in the nation. Back in 2013, the campus closed down for a day of "racial sensitivity training" despite the fact that the administration knew that the supposed "racial incident" that prompted this "crisis" (someone spotted wearing Klan robes on campus) was a hoax.
Denver Council Member Wins with Promise to
Impose Communism 'By Any Means Necessary'

Candi CdeBaca won a runoff race last week against former Denver city council president Albus Brooks, and she did it by promising to implement communist policies "by any means necessary." CdeBaca was among three candidates that unseated incumbents in the Tuesday runoff, preliminary results show, and she's already drawing comparisons to Socialist Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the 29-year-old who unseated 10-term incumbent Joe Crowley in New York's 14th congressional district in 2018.
Ilhan Omar Refuses to Comment on
Terrorist Recruitment in Her District

Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) declined to address a report that found the highest level of terrorist group recruitment has taken place in her congressional district. According to a Fox News report from February, "More men and boys from a Somali American community in Minneapolis have joined – or attempted to join – a foreign terrorist organization over the last 12 years than any other jurisdiction in the country."
What is Ilhan Omar Hiding About Her Marriages?
Tiana Lowe
People don't like to discuss their personal lives in public, much less when multiple divorces and children are involved. Even in public life, there ought to remain a reasonable amount of privacy when it comes to a purely intimate matter. But red flags about the two or three marriages of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., have now produced evidence of lawbreaking. It's time to start asking questions.
Reality Bites Joe Biden’s “Clean Energy Revolution”
Paul Driessen
Presidential candidate Joe Biden recently announced his “Plan for a Clean Energy Revolution and Environmental Justice.” While it might be viewed as a Green New Deal Lite, the plan would inflict enormous economic, environmental and societal pain on most of the nation, for no climate benefits. First, as I’ve noted here and elsewhere, Mr. Biden’s “climate emergency” exists in computer models and alarmist reports, but not in the Real World. Warming, cooling, tornadoes, hurricanes, floods, droughts, melting ice, rising seas are no more frequent or severe than Earth has experienced many times before.
Bernie Sanders' 'Economic Bill of Rights' Taken
Nearly Verbatim from Stalin's 1936 Soviet Constitution

Elizabeth Vaughn
On Wednesday, 2020 hopeful Bernie Sanders delivered a major speech about Democratic Socialism. Sanders understands that many Americans view the term "socialist" as a "slur" and sought the opportunity to clear up some of the myths and allow us to see how great socialism really can be. Finally, Sanders introduces the centerpiece of his platform, which he calls "a 21st Century Economic Bill of Rights."
PM Justin Trudeau's Obama-approved
"Drink Box Water Bottles Sort of Thing"

Judi McLeod
As he stumbles and fumbles his way to an October federal election, Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has created another laughable classic. This was his stumbling response to a reporter who asked him "What do you and your family do to cut back on plastics?" "We have recently switched to drinking water bottles out of … water out of, when we have water bottles, out of a plastic, sorry, away from plastic towards paper, like drink box water bottles, sort of thing …"
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott Signed a Campus Free Speech Bill
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott signed a free speech bill Sunday that eliminates free speech zones, among other new policies, aimed at creating more freedom of expression on campuses. In a Twitter video, the governor said that "some colleges are banning free speech on college campuses, well no more, because I'm about to sign a law that protects free speech on college campuses in Texas." Abbot commented on the bill, saying that he "shouldn't have to do it, First Amendment guarantees it, now its law in Texas."
Ben Carson Takes Aim at Red Tape Blamed for Soaring Housing Costs
State and local governments are driving up the cost of housing through a web of regulations, industry groups and federal officials say – a situation that's prompted Housing Secretary Ben Carson to call for new incentives to eliminate the red tape. "Too many families can't afford a home mortgage, and too many Americans face high rent prices … We must do more to increase supply and bring down housing costs by reducing state and local regulations and zoning restrictions."
Vietnam Says That China is Mislabeling Products as
Vietnamese to Avoid U.S. Tariffs

Vietnamese officials say China is intentionally mislabeling its products as "made in Vietnam" to avoid American tariffs, and have ordered offices to more aggressively examine products' certificates of origin. Chinese firms first export products to Vietnam, then change the labeling on packages before exporting the goods to the United States, Japan or Europe, they said.
New Zealanders Just Say No to Gun Ban
Leesa K. Donner
New Zealand politicians who rushed to enact nationwide gun confiscation following the Christchurch mosque massacres are befuddled by the lack of enthusiasm from citizens who have yet to comply with the new law. The so-called "gun reform" was expected to rid the vast New Zealand countryside of most semi-automatic firearms, magazines over a specified limit, and shotguns. Only 530 guns have thus far been turned in to the authorities.
Argentina and Uruguay Left Without Power in Massive Outage
Edusur, a major provider to the two nations, confirmed the outage in a tweet on Sunday morning and engineers had been working to restore power throughout the day. Argentine website Infobae said Edusar confirmed "the blackout is at a country level and also affects Uruguay" and said nothing like this had ever happened.
Embassies Display Pride Flags, Media Get it Wrong
Kim Hirsch
In case you missed it, it's Gay Pride Month. Because it's Pride Month, four U.S. embassies around the world requested permission to fly the rainbow pride flag on flagpoles. The Trump administration put the kibosh on that, although embassies are permitted to display the flag on embassy grounds, such as the inside of the building or on exterior walls. But once again the media distort what really happened.

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