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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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Why Leftists Become Thugs
Andrew Klavan
A quick way to come to wisdom about yourself is to understand this: you are what you do. You're not your good intentions. You're not your noble feelings. Your deeds are what make you who you are. A man who beats his wife then cries in remorse is a wife-beater. That's all he is.

Who Checks the Fact-Checkers?
Ed Feulner
You don't have to be a student of ancient Roman poetry to have heard Juvenal's famous line "Who watches the watchmen?" But perhaps a more apt question today would be: Who checks the fact-checkers? Fact-checkers aren't a new thing, but they've become a popular feature on many news sites. And let's face it, it's something that can be really useful.


Why the United States is a republic and not a democracy
A Republic v. A Democracy
Why the U.S.A. is one and not the other.

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Week ending 15 July 2018

Now Foreign Leaders Are Calling Out U.S. Media Lies:
No, Trump Never Said Pull Out of NATO

Reports that President Donald Trump threatened to withdraw from NATO over a dispute about defense spending are untrue, French President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday. "President Trump never at any moment, either in public or in private, threatened to withdraw from NATO," Macron told reporters at the NATO summit in Brussels, according to The Associated Press. Macron's denial came in response to reports from Politico, Reuters and other outlets that Trump had made the threat during a morning meeting of NATO leaders.
Bull: 1, China Shop: 0 – Germany is a Captive of Russia
Trump is right about this. Germany stupidly closed nuclear and coal power plants in favor of huge investments in "green" energy. Those investments, predictably, have failed to do anything other than drive the price of electricity unacceptably high. Germany is now backing away from its "green" policies in favor of natural gas.
Green energy, Kaput. Putin gives them gas.
WaPo Reporter Falsely Claims Russian Hackers
First Targeted Clinton Campaign After Urging from Trump

A Washington Post reporter falsely claimed Friday that the beginning of the Russian effort to hack Hillary Clinton's campaign emails came the very same day that her opponent, Donald Trump, called on Russia to find Clinton's State Department emails. On July 27, 2016, Trump spoke directly to Russia during a news conference. "Russia, if you're listening, I hope you're able to find the 30,000 emails that are missing," he said, referring to Clinton's deleted emails from her time as secretary of state.
The Lie of Omission: Lowest Ever Hispanic Unemployment
Ignored By Univision, Telemundo

One would think such a historic achievement would be news that night on the nation's leading Spanish-language television news programs, but that was not the case. The principal national evening newscasts of Univision and Telemundo (sister network of NBC), along with their lesser-known rivals Azteca América and Estrella TV, all kept silent about the record low, and its significance for the country's Latino population.
Democratic Congressmen Accuse Paul Ryan of Political Stunt
Calling for Vote On THEIR 'Abolish ICE' Bill

Reps. Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, Pramila Jayapal of Washington and Adriano Espaillat of New York introduced the Establishing a Humane Immigration Enforcement Act earlier Thursday, which would abolish ICE within one year of enactment, and also assemble a commission tasked with setting up a new immigration enforcement agency. Hours later, House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy announced he planned to bring the proposed "Abolish ICE" bill to the floor, reported The Hill.
Anti-Mask Law Targets Antifa
Antifa members believe they're the good guys. They delude themselves into thinking that fascism is right around every corner to justify any manner of (fascist) atrocity they wish to commit. Everywhere the masked activists go, some brand of mayhem follows. The masks are pivotal to their plans. Now, a new law seeks to change that.
H.R. 6054
Socialism Isn't the Future of the Democratic Party –
It's Their Present

Mike LaChance
The recent Democratic primary win by "Democratic Socialist" Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in the safely Democratic 14th congressional district of New York is being presented by the liberal media as something stunning and new. It isn't. DNC chair Tom Perez even said in a recent interview that Cortez represents the future of the Democratic Party. She doesn't. She represents the Democratic Party's present.
Strzok by a Farce
Andrew C. McCarthy
The principal question before the joint investigation of the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees is whether the Democratic administration's law-enforcement and intelligence arms strained to manufacture an espionage case against the Republican candidate, having buried an eminently prosecutable criminal case against the Democratic presidential nominee.
Black Democrats Want to Know Why You're Not
Standing Up for Maxine Waters

Top Democrats and lawmakers of the Congressional Black Caucus are questioning nonblack members of the House Democratic caucus who haven't stepped up to publicly defend Maxine Waters. They are also stewing behind the scenes over public rebukes from House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, according to three sources familiar with internal conversations.

Black Leaders Call for More Civility,
Official Rebuke of Maxine Waters

Responding to inflammatory remarks by Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif., other African-American leaders gathered Thursday morning on Capitol Hill to appeal for civility and for Congress to censure Waters. Many saw Waters’ remarks as calling on supporters to continue confronting and harassing members of President Donald Trump’s administration, heightening a lack of civility in American public discourse.
Rejecting Carbon Colonialism
Paul Driessen and David Wojick
We recently explained how Multilateral Development Banks (MDBs) use manmade climate change alarmism to justify lending policies that reject funding for fossil fuel electricity generation, promote expensive and unreliable renewable sources, and thereby help keep impoverished nations poor. Now, in a daring show of humanity and common sense, the African Development Bank (AfDB) has broken ranks with the World Bank and its like-minded carbon colonialist brethren.
Imagine having electricity available only 1 hour a day at totally unpredictable times
Environmentally Minded Californians Love to Recycle –
But It's No Longer Doing Any Good

Californians dutifully load up their recycling bins and feel good about themselves. They're helping the environment and being good citizens. But their glow might turn to gloom if they realized that much of the stuff is headed to a landfill. That's because there's no longer a recycling market for a lot of the paper, cardboard, plastic and other junk that's left curbside.
“That was Fascinating. I Love Reading Fiction,” Mattis on NBC Report That Pentagon was Engaged in ‘Damage Control’
Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis called a report “fiction” that claimed the Pentagon was engaged in a “damage control” operation following Trump’s visit to NATO headquarters. “That was fascinating. I love reading fiction,” Mattis said of the report, published by NBC. “So it was – it was stimulating to read it. I find out while I’ve been with you with full transparency on the airplane, you watching what’s going on; that I’ve been in damage control.”
MSNBC Does Not Merely Permit Fabrications Against Democratic Party Critics. It Encourages and Rewards Them.
Glenn Greenwald
On August 20, 2016, Malcome Nance told MSNBC viewers: "Jill Stein has a show on Russia Today." Whatever your views might be about Jill Stein and her third-party candidacy, there is no disputing the fact that Nance's statement was a falsehood, a fabrication, a lie. Jill Stein did not have a show on RT, nor did she ever host a show on RT. What Nance said was made up out of whole cloth – fabricated – in order to encourage MSNBC viewers to believe that Stein, one of the candidates running against Clinton, was a paid agent of the Kremlin and was an employee of RT.
More People Use a Gun in Self-Defense Each Year
Than Die in Car Accidents

Mark W. Smith
How is it that so many kids raised on "Harry Potter", "The Hunger Games", "Star Wars", and all the Marvel action figure movies manage to miss a critical point of the stories? The lesson being: If you want to prevail over evil villains, you must have the proper tools to fight back. Millions of people protect themselves and their families with guns every day in the United States.
Report: Baltimore Cops ‘Stopped Noticing Crime’
After Freddie Gray Incident

A new report from USA Today suggests that Baltimore police officers “stopped seeing crime” after facing harsh criticism – even from their own mayor – following the 2015 death of a man in their custody, Freddie Gray. Gray died after receiving injuries in the back of a police transport vehicle; three officers were put on trial for the incident and later acquitted. Prosecutors dropped their case against three other officers.
Illegal Immigrant BEHEADS 13-Year-Old Special Needs Girl,
Murders Grandmother, Officials Say

Alabama law enforcement officials say that an illegal immigrant and an immigrant in the United States on a green card are responsible for the brutal murders of a grandmother and her 13-year-old special needs granddaughter in what investigators say is violence related to Mexican drug cartels.
San Diego Chainsaw Attacker is Illegal Alien
Who Has Been Deported 11 Times

A California man who allegedly attacked his wife with a chainsaw is an illegal alien who has been deported at least 11 times since 2005, immigration officials confirmed Friday. Alejandro Alvarez Villegas, 32, was arrested Thursday in Chula Vista, California, a suburb of San Diego, on allegations that he tried to kill his wife with a chainsaw in front of their three children. Alvarez has a long record of being deported and returning to the U.S., according to ICE.
Illegal Alien Charged with Raping Teen Sisters
Deported Four Times from U.S.

An illegal alien who is one of four men accused of kidnapping and raping teen sisters was previously deported from the United States four times. Four illegal aliens – including 24-year-old illegal alien Simon Juan Thomas from Guatemala – are alleged to have kidnapped and raped a 13-year-old girl and her 14-year-old sister at a Days Inn near Wooster Street in Bowling Green.
F**k Donald Trump’ Rapper YG Charged with Felony Robbery
California gangster rap star YG was arrested on Thursday and charged with felony robbery, according to TMZ reports: Vegas police tell us … the incident went down in late May at the Cosmopolitan around 4 AM, after a man approached YG and asked for a pic but was turned away by his crew. We’re told the guy told YG he’s not a real celeb … and casino’s surveillance footage shows YG retaliating by yanking a chain off his neck.
Teacher Reportedly Compares Pro-Trump MAGA Hat Teen to
Nazi in Vulgar Tweet: 'F--- EM'

A sixth grade social studies teacher is under investigation for a tweet comparing the Texas teen who had his “Make America Great Again” hat stolen inside a Whataburger to a “Nazi,” with the teacher reportedly adding: “F---” him. Houston-area School District is investigating Jogi Pattisapu, who teaches sixth grade social studies at Anthony Aguirre Junior High, for the vulgar tweet.
Academia is lacking in adult leadership
Muslim Reformer Urges Terror Designation for
Muslim Brotherhood

Experts testifying before the House Oversight national security subcommittee offered different approaches to address the issue, but agreed the organization, formed in Egypt 90 years ago but with branches across the Middle East and beyond, is a problem. M. Zuhdi Jasser argued that much of the conversation about the MB "has been obstructed, muted, marginalized, deferred, minimized by Muslim Brotherhood sympathizers or their allies here in the West."
Muslims Must Emulate Muhammad
Amil Imani
Muslims believe that the invisible unknowable essence Allah, the embodiment of all virtues, the most perfect creator, chose Muhammad to be the bearer of his comprehensive ideal prescription, the Quran, for all humans for all times. Fortunately for both Muslims and non-Muslims, Muhammad is not around so that we can personally observe his conduct and be tempted to emulate him. What is possible, however, is to go to authentic Islamic records and discern what Muhammad did during his life and judge it for ourselves.
UK Admitted Muslim Migrant Who Told Border Cop:
'Jihad is What We Do'

The BBC reported last week that "a British plumber has been convicted of planning a terror attack in Westminster and making bombs for the Taliban." This "British plumber" was not exactly your typical cockney: Khalid Ali, according to the Beeb, had "spent several years in Afghanistan, and when asked by British police whether he had returned to the UK for jihad, he replied: 'Jihad is what we do.'"
"We are Mujahideen."
Germans Probe Iran's Plan to Move $350 Million in Cash Before
U.S. Sanctions Hit

A plan by Iran to transfer around 300 million euros ($350 million) in cash out of Germany prompted authorities here to investigate whether the move could be linked to terror activities, amid sensitive negotiations aimed at salvaging the Iran nuclear deal. Iran wants to shift reserves from the European-Iranian Commercial Bank in Hamburg to Tehran, ahead of the looming reimposition of U.S. sanctions.
A Data-Collection Firm is Sharing License Plate Information with ICE
A real estate development company that operates shopping malls throughout California is sharing license plate information with a surveillance technology company that in turn provides access to that data to the U.S. Immigration Customs and Enforcement (ICE) agency.
Obama Uses Gerrymandering to Push Voters to
Unseat Republicans In 2018

Former President Barack Obama is diving into politics once again by appearing in a video warning against the supposed damaging effects of partisan gerrymandering and calling on voters to politicians who support his idea of "fair" districting maps. The video, released Wednesday by the National Democratic Redistricting Committee, blames Republicans for creating "structural advantages that would eventually determine every future election" through new district maps.
I thought gerrymandering was undemocratic or racist or something
Ticks That Carry Lyme Disease Are Spreading Fast
Think you live in a place that's free from disease-carrying ticks? Don't be so sure. Citizen scientists found ticks capable of transmitting Lyme disease and other tick-borne illnesses in dozens of places across the United States where the pests had never previously been recorded, a new study reports. All told, disease-carrying ticks were detected in 83 counties where they'd never been found before across 24 states.
Study confirms this method of repelling ticks really does work

Week ending 8 July 2018

Time to Put the Democratic Party on Suicide Watch?
Learning the Wrong Lesson from Ocasio-Cortez Win!

Selwyn Duke
There perhaps has never been a time when the Democrats did a better job of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. After being well ahead in the generic congressional polls, those numbers collapsed early this year along with the Trump/Russia/Collusion narrative. Since then, leftists have been flailing around desperately searching for an issue.
Eliminating Identity Politics from the Schools and the U.S. Census
Mike Gonzalez and Hans von Spakovsky
Just in time for the Fourth of July, the Trump administration announced it is rescinding Obama administration policies that directed universities to use racial preferences in the admissions process. Because this type of discrimination is the gateway drug of the identity politics balkanizing America, Tuesday's decision is a boost for unity and a setback for those who want to divide Americans.
FBI Agent Who Said He'd 'Stop' Trump Pushed to
'Hurry' Trump Investigation Before Election

On Friday, John Solomon of The Hill reported that memos from the FBI regarding the Trump-Russia investigation contain another damning text from FBI agent Peter Strzok, the man in charge of both the Hillary Clinton email investigation and the Trump-Russia collusion investigation during the 2016 campaign.
Yes, It's True: Peter Strzok Failed His Polygraph Yet Retained Security Clearance and Position on Two Investigations
Yes, FBI Agent Peter Strzok failed his polygraph and his supervisors were notified on January 16th, 2016, his results were "out of scope". Meaning he failed his polygraph test. Yet he was never removed from any responsibilities; and against dept policy, he did not have his clearance revoked until he could clear. This was discussed during the Rosenstein testimony and overlooked by most.
History's Bad Ideas Are an Inspiration for Progressives
Victor Davis Hanson
What we now consider stupid and dangerous ideas of the past, progressives see as useful in the present. Even liberal historians usually label as disastrous two decisions by the Franklin D. Roosevelt Administration: the adoption of the Earl Warren-McClatchy newspaper inspired plan to intern Japanese-American citizens and the Judicial Procedures Reform Bill of 1937 – better known as FDR "court-packing scheme."
Obama Administration Granted Citizenship to
2,500 Iranians During Nuclear Deal

The Obama administration granted citizenship to 2,500 Iranians, including family members of government officials, while negotiating the Iran nuclear deal, a senior cleric and member of parliament has claimed. Hojjat al-Islam Mojtaba Zolnour, who is chairman of Iran's parliamentary nuclear committee and a member of its national security and foreign affairs committee, made the allegations during an interview with the country's Etemad newspaper, cited by the country's Fars News agency.

America Really Did Have a Manchurian Candidate In the White House
L. Todd Wood
After returning from a tour of some of the war zones in the Middle East – which ended with the Free Iran Gathering 2018 in Paris – I am struck by the realization that America really did have a Manchurian Candidate in The White House for eight years. If you look at the evidence, there really is no other conclusion. The calamitous consequences of the Obama presidency will be felt for the foreseeable future.

Is Anyone Surprised Obama May Have Granted Citizenship to 2,500 Iranians? He Spent 8 Years Selling Out the American People
Elizabeth Vaughn
In a speech delivered several days before Obama's historic victory, he said, "We are five days away from fundamentally transforming the United States of America." This chilling assertion, uttered nearly ten years ago, sent a shiver down the spine of every conservative. And, as we look back over his presidency, we realize that those were the most truthful words he has ever spoken to the American people.
Democrats Are Furious About Trump and the Supreme Court –
They Have Only Obama to Blame

Liz Peek
Though they won't admit it, Democrats are suffering continued fallout from the arrogance of the Obama White House. Liberals are furious that President Trump will have the opportunity to appoint another justice to the Supreme Court, thus cementing a conservative majority for the foreseeable future. It was President Obama who left his party in this position. His anti-business agenda was unpopular, but was never revisited.
Turns Out, Those Forced Union Dues Did Go to 
Liberal Advocacy Groups

Investor's Business Daily editorial
After the Supreme Court ruling that banned forced union dues for public sector workers, liberal activist groups started complaining about how they were going to lose a huge source of funds. Wait. Didn't unions repeatedly claim that those forced dues only went to collective bargaining costs? But this week, the New York Times published a lengthy story explaining how the Janus decision will not only hit public sector unions but "will also hit hard at a vast network of groups dedicated to advancing liberal policies and candidates."
Labor Giants Could Lose 400K Contributers
Bill McMorris
The largest public-sector unions in the country may lose up to 400,000 fee payers after the Supreme Court declared mandatory payments unconstitutional. The decision could cut into the coffers of the Democratic Party. The ruling gives agency fee payers – those who pay partial dues supposed to cover expenses like grievances and collective bargaining rather than political activities – the ability to halt all payments to unions.
Janus Case a Big Win for Workers
Betsy McCaughey
When unions lose, so do politicians – primarily Democrats – who feed at their table. The Democratic Party counts on unions to tilt elections with hefty donations and get-out-the-vote manpower. Unions are the Democratic Party's ATM. The Janus ruling, by reducing that money source, levels the political playing field.
Trump Just Keeps On Confounding His Hapless Detractors
Monica Crowley
The left, much of the media and countless other opponents of President Trump have led a relentless, vicious, multi-pronged and often dishonest assault on him and his agenda since he first emerged as a presidential candidate in 2015. While Trump's adversaries have been busy trying to execute their rolling putsch, however, the American people have been busy doing something else: supporting him and his policies.
MD Sheriff Combating MS-13 Slams Sen. Durbin for
Calling ICE a 'Group of Incompetents'

Durbin (D) called ICE a "group of incompetents" during a Chicago rally for the reunification of children and their parents at the U.S.-Mexico border, one of hundreds held across the country on Saturday. "At this point they're focused more on toddlers than terrorists," Durbin added.
California's Climate Extremism
Joel Kotkin
Environmental extremism increasingly dominates California. The state is making a concerted attack on energy companies in the courts; a bill is pending in the legislature to fine waiters $1,000 – or jail them – if they offer people plastic straws; and UCLA issued a report describing pets as a climate threat.
Progressive Accidentally Lets Her Inner Racism Show. Rachel Held Evans: Think Twice about Overturning Roe – We'd Have More Blacks
Peter Heck
A few days ago, in the course of lamenting the potential overturning of Roe v Wade (Evans claims to be opposed to abortion, but you'd never get that impression from reading what she says about it), Evans couldn't get to the block button fast enough. Her comments, posted to Twitter, were alarming, revealing – and were quickly deleted when the responses began pouring in.
Democrats Leaving the Party In Droves
As #WalkAway Campaign Gains Real Momentum

A movement to abandon liberalism and the Democratic Party has gained some serious traction after a video featuring a gay New York hairdresser went viral. "Once upon a time, I was a liberal. Well, to be honest, less than a year ago, I was still a liberal," Brandon Straka said in the video seen by some five million people on Facebook and YouTube that ignited the #WalkAway campaign.
'Republicans Have My Support': NY Dem Slams Schumer,
Says Party 'Betraying' American Values

A longtime Democratic New York State lawmaker ripped Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), declaring that he will support the GOP until Schumer can "restore sanity and honesty" to the party. State Assemblyman Dov Hikind of Brooklyn slammed Schumer's attacks on President Trump, which were sent as part of a fundraising call.
‘I had to do what I had to do,’ says Dallas Mom Who Shot
Man Trying to Steal SUV with Kids Inside

An employee of a gas station in the 200 block of West Camp Wisdom Road, near the border with Duncanville, alerted the mother about 10 p.m. that a man was trying to get into her SUV. She jumped into the vehicle. When the man didn't stop, she pulled a gun from the glove box and shot him in the head, police said.
Good gal with a gun
Rachel Dolezal, Also Known as Nkechi Diallo,
Booked and Released On Welfare Fraud, Other Charges

Former Spokane NAACP President Nkechi Diallo – who became infamous as Rachel Dolezal, a white woman identifying as black – was booked and fingerprinted at a Washington state jail Monday as she awaits trial on multiple charges, including welfare fraud. Diallo pleaded not guilty to state charges of first-degree theft by welfare fraud, making false verification and second-degree perjury last month.
Democrat Deputy Attorney General Arrested On
Child Pornography Charges

An investigation was opened into Liddy's lewd behavior when a wireless provider sent a tip to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children in January, alerting the group that he had uploaded an image that appeared to be child pornography. According to the LA Times, Raymond Joseph Liddy, 53, was arrested last Tuesday and pleaded not guilty.
Brian Ross Leaving ABC After Erroneous Report on Michael Flynn
ABC News reporter Brian Ross announced on Monday that he is leaving the network. Seven months ago, Ross made national news when he was suspended for a flawed report on President Donald Trump's former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Ross was suspended for a month without pay in December after falsely claiming Flynn would testify Trump had directed him to contact Russian officials during his campaign.
Air Force's 'most wanted deserter' Discovered
Working on Janet Napolitano's Staff

Thomas Lifson
The former head of the Department of Homeland Security, Janet Napolitano, managed to overlook the Air Force deserter with top-security clearance on her staff who has been a "most-wanted" fugitive for 35 years. William Howard Hughes Jr., a captain with top-secret clearance who vanished in 1983. The Air Force declared him a deserter and one of its most wanted fugitives – and some suspected he had defected to the Soviets – until his capture last Wednesday.
Snopes Writer Refuses to Acknowledge Glaring Falsehood
In Fact Check On Viral Photo of Immigrant Girl

A flagrantly inaccurate Snopes fact check rating in the immigration debate has gone unnoticed and uncorrected for weeks, despite multiple attempts by The Daily Caller to notify the site of its erroneous reporting. Kim LaCapria, a seasoned Snopes fact checker, produced a false "fact-check" regarding the use of photographer John Moore's picture of a crying Honduran child to depict family separations at the Southern border.
Holocaust Survivor Has Message to Those Who Think
America is Running Concentration Camps

David Tuck was born in Poland in 1929. He was enslaved by the Nazis and survived multiple concentration camps. In the wake of pundits and politicians comparing illegal immigrant detainment facilities in modern day America to Nazi concentration camps, Tuck felt compelled to speak out.
Freaky Accident:
SEPTA Bus Kills Man Cooling in Kiddie Wading Pool

Authorities have identified the 52-year-old man who was killed Thursday when a SEPTA bus slammed into a Northeast Philadelphia home... James Robert Derbyshire of East Torresdale was pronounced dead at the scene at 6:30 p.m. Derbyshire was sharing an inflatable wading pool with his son and a woman, neighbors said, in front of his son's home on Frankford Avenue when he was killed.
Hero SAS Dog Saves the Lives of Six Elite Soldiers in Syria by Ripping Out Jihadi's Throat While Taking Down Three Terrorists
The unnamed Belgian Malinois, a fierce breed of sheepdog known for its bravery, had been out on a routine patrol with a team of six crack soldiers from the SAS. They had just entered a small village in a convoy of armoured vehicles when they got out to continue on foot. But soon after they left the safety of the convoy, they were attacked on all sides by waiting jihadis in what was described as a '360 degree ambush'.

Week ending 1 July 2018

America Divided Against Itself, Again
Star Parker
President Abraham Lincoln reached into the Gospel of Matthew and prophetically observed, "A house divided against itself cannot stand." America in 2018 is becoming again a house divided. The world views of liberals and conservatives, Democrats and Republicans, secular humanists and Christians, regarding what America is about, regarding what life is about, are so entirely different that all common ground seems lost and we appear to have arrived again to the "breakdown of reasoned discourse."
The Left Needs to Face Reality: Trump is Winning
Michael Goodwin
To understand the madness gripping American leftists, try to see the world through their eyes. Presto, you're now part of the raging resistance. Like the Palestinians who mark Israel's birth as their nakba, or tragedy, you regard Donald Trump's 2016 victory as a catastrophe. It's the last thing you think of most nights, and the first thing most mornings. You can't shake it or escape it. Whatever you watch, listen to or read, there are reminders – Donald Trump really is president.
Page 203 of IG Report says Loretta Lynch-Bill Clinton
Tarmac Meeting was Planned Via Secret Service, FBI

Stunning revelations from the IG report of DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz (an Obama appointee) suggests that the 2016 tarmac meeting between then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Bill Clinton was coordinated – contradicting their claims that the meeting was accidental and coincidental.
What Lincoln Foresaw Would Occur if Maxine Waters,
Others Got Their Way with Mob Justice

Jarrett Stepman
In 1836, at the Young Men's Lyceum in Springfield, Illinois, a 28-year-old lawyer named Abraham Lincoln delivered one of his finest addresses. Lincoln condemned the sharp increase of mobs in America, which had exploded in number as the debate over slavery and regional animosity intensified. "There is no grievance that is a fit object of redress by mob law," Lincoln said.
Top Court: Unions Can’t Force Government Workers to Pay Fees
The Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that government workers can't be forced to contribute to labor unions that represent them in collective bargaining, dealing a serious financial blow to organized labor. The justices are scrapping a 41-year-old decision that had allowed states to require that public employees pay some fees to unions that represent them, even if the workers choose not to join.
Judge Nap: Law was wrong then is wrong now
Supreme Court's Janus Decision is a
Win for Government Workers (And All Americans)

Trey Kovacs
In its 5-4 ruling Wednesday in Janus vs. AFSCME (American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees), the Supreme Court overturned decades-old precedent that allowed government unions to require public employees to pay union fees or risk being fired. Now millions of teachers, police officers, firefighters and other government employees across the country gain the freedom to decide if paying a union is a worthwhile proposition.
Some states attempt end run around ruling
Democrats Introduce Bill to Strip Workers of Rights
Won Under Supreme Court Union Ruling

Democratic lawmakers announced legislation Thursday intended to make it harder for public-sector workers to opt out of paying union dues, a right granted to them Wednesday by the Supreme Court. The legislation would strengthen labor contracts that require workers, including non-union ones, to continue making payments.
Iranian Protesters Swarm Streets Chanting, ‘Death to Palestine’
Iranian civilian protestors, in a surprising turn of events in the country, are taking to the streets to express opposition to the hardline ruling regime by chanting, "Death to Palestine" and "Leave Syria, think of us," according to an independent translation of videos showing the protests. Protestors are said to be fed up with the Iranian ruling regime's focus on foreign intervention ahead of the country's own economy.
ICE Director: Democrats Should 'Get Their Facts Straight'
Before Protesting Family Separation

Acting Immigration and Customs Enforcement Director Tom Homan said Friday that Democrats who protest his agency for separating illegal immigrant families are barking up the wrong tree, since his agency has nothing to do with it. "They need to educate themselves," Homan said on Fox News. "I mean, this protest yesterday to protest about family separations on the border, ICE doesn't separate families on the border. That's the Border Patrol. We're a different agency."
Fact Check: Ocasio-Cortez Claims Illegal Immigration
Wasn’t Criminalized Before 1999

Ocasio-Cortez elaborated on her reasons to abolish ICE on NPR’s “Morning Edition” Wednesday. “What we’re really talking about is re-imagining immigration to be humane,” she said. “It wasn’t until about 1999 that we chose to criminalize immigration at all, and then once ICE was established we really kind of militarized that enforcement to a degree that was previously unseen in the United States.”
And Bill Clinton tightened the law in 1996
"Girl From The Bronx" Ocasio-Cortez Called Out
In Fact Check; Actually Grew Up In Wealthy Enclave

The Democratic Party's rising socialist icon – Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, has been on an intense media junket since her upset primary victory over establishment Democrat Joe Crowley this week – doing her darnedest to project her "girl from the Bronx" working-class image. Except Ocasio-Cortez isn't quite the blue-collar champion she's branding herself as. A "fact check" on the Democratic Socialist's background finds she grew up in one of the richest counties in the United States.
Illegal Immigrant Arrested for Starting Wildfire in Colorado
An illegal immigrant has been arrested on arson charges in connection with the Spring Creek wildfire in southern Colorado that has destroyed homes and forced evacuations. “The initial cause of the fire was human caused,” the Costilla County Sheriff’s Office said in announcing the arrest Saturday of Jesper Joergensen, 52.
Meanwhile protesters support illegal aliens
Business is Booming! Child Migrant Smugglers Tell
How They Make $4,000 Profit Per Person

The surge in unaccompanied minors and women with children migrating from Central America has drawn new – and unwanted – attention on decades-old smuggling organizations. More than 57,000 unaccompanied minors, the vast majority from Guatemala, El Salvador and Honduras, were apprehended at the U.S. border from October to June, according to the Border Patrol.
Suspect Identified In Mass Stabbing At
Idaho Apartment Complex Housing Refugees

Boise Police arrested the man accused of stabbing nine people Saturday night, six of them children. Timmy Kinner, 30, of Los Angeles, was arrested on nine felony charges of aggravated battery and six felony charges of injury to a child. He was booked into the Ada County Jail. The victims were attacked at a low-income apartment complex on West State Street and Wylie Lane for refugee families.
Suspect in Boise Stabbing Spree Doesn't Quite Match Media's Narrative
Patrick Poole
Media claims that overheated rhetoric is having a corrosive effect on our political and social discourse may be true, but the media seems to be reluctant to admit, let alone correct, their own fearmongering and how it is contributing to the problem. This is especially true as the facts in many of these cases don't match the initial media narrative.
Seattle Cops Flee the Force In 'Mass Exodus' Due to
Frustrations with City's Politics

At least 41 cops have left the Seattle Police Department this year, many of them reportedly citing frustration with the city's politics and a perceived lack of support from local officials. Though documents showed some officers left the force due to retirement, a source in the department told Q13 FOX some 20 officers left and sought employment at other law enforcement agencies.
2 Reasons Why the Media
Will Drop Coverage of the Capital Gazette Shooting

Amy Swearer
It doesn't fit the gun control narrative: This shooting can't be blamed on lax gun laws. Maryland has some of the strictest gun control laws in the country, earning it an A- rating from the Giffords Law Center – one of only six states to earn above a B+ score. It has enacted almost all of the gun control measures commonly proposed by gun control advocates.
Ontario's New Premier Must Save the Province
Tom Harris and Timothy Ball
Ontario's approach to climate change and so-called green energy has been a disaster – an extreme example of what governments around the world should not do. Ontario's debt, which currently stands at $311.7 billion, is the most held by any sub-sovereign government in the world. It has also grown precipitously under the current Liberal government, who first took government when Ontario's debt stood at $138.8 billion."
Gowdy on Mueller Probe Bias:
Strzok was Calling for Impeachment 'Even Quicker Than MSNBC!'

Thursday's hearing before the House Judiciary Committee, featuring testimony from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray had quite a few heated moments. One highlight was when Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-South Carolina) expressed his disgust for how Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation has gone.
Couple Beat Unborn Baby to Death, May Not Face Charges
Thanks to Liberal, Illogical Abortion Laws

In California, police believe a pregnant woman had her boyfriend punch her repeatedly in the stomach in order to kill their unborn baby. According to penal code, murder is the “unlawful killing of a human being, or a fetus, with malice aforethought.” However, California allows abortion until viability, which is considered to be between 24 and 26 weeks, though some babies have survived earlier than that outside the womb.
The Democrat Masters of Hypocrisy
Mark Alexander
The immigrants flooding across our southern border, risking their lives and those of their children to get here, are fleeing statist regimes in their Central American countries, along with the corruption and poverty generated by such regimes. The tragic hypocritical irony is that Socialist Democrat Party protagonists, who are riding a tidal wave of support created by their latest immigration charade, are relentlessly promoting the same statist policies that those immigrants are trying to escape.
Border Patrol Rescues 57 Illegal Aliens Left for Dead by Smugglers
The group of migrant men, women and children – including one underage pregnant girl and 36 minors – were left for dead in 108-degree heat and had to be rescued by the Tucson Sector Border Patrol, according to the U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Among the 36 minors who were as young as one year old, 17 were unaccompanied by an adult.
CNN Ratings Fall Below Food Network. If every airport and half the bars in the country weren’t tuned to CNN, their ratings might be zero.
CNN continues to struggle with its ratings, failing to crack the top five in both total day and primetime cable ratings last week. According to Nielsen Media Research for the week of June 18 to June 24, Fox News continued to dominate the other cable news networks by ranking number one in both total day and primetime ratings. MSNBC fell slightly behind at number two in both categories. [h/t IHTM]

Week ending 24 June 2018

If the Media Keeps This Up, They're Going to Get Somebody Killed
Rush Limbaugh
Okay, folks, I'm just gonna say it here. If the media keeps this up – if they keep up generating this hysteria – somebody's gonna get killed. I think we're pretty close to somebody getting killed already, and I'm not being hyperbolic, and I'm not trying to call attention to myself. I'm genuinely worried about the out-of-control aspect of this.
50 Media Mistakes in the Trump Era: The Definitive List
Sharyl Attkisson
We the media have "fact-checked" President Trump like we have fact-checked no other human being on the planet – and he's certainly given us plenty to write about. That's probably why it's so easy to find lists enumerating and examining his mistakes, missteps and "lies." But as self-appointed arbiters of truth, we've largely excused our own unprecedented string of fact-challenged reporting.
Moms of Children Killed by Illegal Aliens Slam Media for
Hypocritical Coverage of Border Separations

The "Angel Moms" of two American sons killed by illegal aliens told The Daily Caller how they felt about the media coverage of migrant parents separated from their children at the border. The mothers told TheDC that there was huge hypocrisy in the mainstream media focusing on migrant parents instead of American parents who were permanently separated from their children after those children were killed by illegal aliens.
Latino Non-Profit with Ties to La Raza Faces Questions Over Big Money, Involvement In Immigrant Kids' Housing in NYC
As debate continues over the Trump administration's "zero-tolerance" immigration policy, questions are being asked about a non-profit group that has collected huge amounts of government money to house and care for thousands of immigrant children being held in the system. Texas-based Southwest Key Programs has taken in roughly $1 billion in federal contracts since the Obama administration.
AP Deliberately Manipulates – Then Stealth Updates –
Immigration Horror Story to Tie Obama-Era Abuse Case to Trump.

On Wednesday night, the Associated Press ran an article that spread quickly Thursday morning across social media and other news outlets describing an horrific story of unbelievable abuse of minor immigrants in the custody and care of the United States government. Dubbed "Abu Ghraib for eighth-graders" by a Daily Beast reporter, the allegations in the explosive story included children being handcuffed, beaten, left in solitary confinement and, unimaginably, even worse.
TIME cover - crying immigrant child w/Trump'They're together and safe: Father of Honduran two-year-old who became the face of family separation crisis reveals daughter was NEVER separated from her mother
The father of the Honduran girl who became the face of the family separation crisis has revealed that he still has not been in touch with his wife or daughter but was happy to learn they are safe. Denis Javier Varela Hernandez, 32, said that he had not heard from his wife Sandra, 32, who was with his two-year-old daughter Yanela Denise, for nearly three weeks until he saw the image of them being apprehended in Texas. In an exclusive interview with, Hernandez, who lives in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, says that he was told yesterday that his wife and child are being detained at a family residential center in Texas but are together and are doing 'fine.'
Extreme Fake News
Crying Migrant Girl On TIME Magazine Cover
Was NOT Separated from Mother, Family Says

A little girl shown in a viral photo crying as a U.S. Border Patrol agent detained her mother – and used by TIME magazine to symbolize the Trump administration's family separation policy – reportedly was never separated from her mom. “Welcome to America,” declared a somber TIME cover, which showed the picture of the Honduran child Yanela Sanchez next to a towering President Trump.
Who's Responsible for Separating Alien Kids from Their Parents?
Many People, but Not Trump

Hans von Spakovsky
There is a lot of blame to share. That includes President Bill Clinton and the alien parents themselves, as well as the courts and immigration policies foolishly created by the Obama administration. The perverse incentives in those policies have endangered the lives and safety of children and helped fund the deadly Mexican drug cartels that run the trafficking networks on our southern border.
Former Obama Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson Admits to Expanding Family Detention
Speaking on MSNBC with Andrea Mitchell, former Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson admitted that the Obama Administration expanded family detention of illegal immigrants in order to deal with the spike in illegal immigration coming from south of the border.
Germany Just Capitulated to Trump on Trade – Germany's Largest Automakers Back Abolition of EU-U.S. Car Import Tariffs
The U.S. ambassador to Germany returns to Washington today with a tariff peace offering. Richard Grenell will present a proposal from Germany's leading automakers, calling for doing away with all import tariffs for cars between the European Union and the U.S. That would mean scrapping the EU's 10% tax on auto imports from the U.S. and other countries and the 2.5% duty on auto imports in the U.S., according to Dow Jones.
9 Times MS-13 Gang Members Posed as Minors,
Used Kids to Enter U.S. Illegally

President Trump has repeatedly asked the Republican-controlled Congress to close immigration loopholes in order to end the trafficking and smuggling of children across the border by illegal aliens who hope to be released into the interior of the United States. Here are the nine times MS-13 gang members smuggled children across the border to try to eventually be released into the country:
Man Who Shot 17 was Released Early from Prison... for MURDER;
No AR-15, Gang Member, Illegally Possessed a Weapon

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy just signed into legislation some of the strictest gun laws in the country and called for gun control laws at the federal level in the aftermath of the shooting. However, he did not address 33-year-old shooter and suspected gang member, Tahaji Wells, early release from prison this February as a potential factor in the violence that left 17 of those injured with gun shot wounds at the Art All Night festival.
Should not have been released until late 2020s
Gun Control Fail:
Convicted Felon Allegedly Amassed Arsenal of Over 550 Firearms

California law enforcement officials seized over 550 firearms at two homes last week and arrested a convicted felon that they claim was responsible for amassing the massive arsenal. Los Angeles County sheriff's deputies arrested Manuel Fernandez, 66, after state and federal law enforcement officials raided his home and found 523 weapons. [see photo]

Pastor Shoots, Kills Gun Wielding Carjacker in Walmart Parking Lot
Emotions overwhelmed David George Wednesday morning as he identified himself as the person who shot and killed a suspected gunman at a Tumwater, Washington, Walmart. George is a local pastor, and volunteer firefighter and EMT who rushed to help the injured driver, Ricky Fievez. "I carry a firearm for the same reason I carry a first aid bag," he said. "Hoping not to use them but being prepared nonetheless."
IG Report: Anti-Trump Agent No. 5 Revealed
The FBI agent on the Hillary Clinton email investigation who traded anti-Trump texts with her FBI colleague lover is pictured here for the first time since her name was revealed by congress. Sally Moyer, 44, who texted 'f**k Trump,' called President Trump's voters 'retarded' and vowed to quit 'on the spot' if he won the election.
Judicial Watch Obtains IRS Docs Revealing McCain's Subcommittee Staff Urged IRS to Engage in "Financially Ruinous" Targeting
Judicial Watch today released newly obtained internal IRS documents, including material revealing that Sen. John McCain's former staff director and chief counsel on the Senate Homeland Security Permanent Subcommittee, Henry Kerner, urged top IRS officials, including then-director of exempt organizations Lois Lerner, to "audit so many that it becomes financially ruinous."
About 60 Organizations Are Considering a Lawsuit Against the Southern Poverty Law Center Following $3M Nawaz Settlement
No fewer than 60 organizations branded "hate groups" or otherwise attacked by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) are considering legal action against the left-wing smear factory, a Christian legal nonprofit leader confirmed to PJ Media on Tuesday. He suggested that the $3 million settlement and apology the SPLC gave to Maajid Nawaz and his Quilliam Foundation on Monday would encourage further legal action.

47 Groups Weighing SPLC Lawsuit Warn 'Editors, CEOs':
'You Are Complicit' in Hate Group 'Defamation'

On Wednesday, no fewer than 47 nonprofit leaders maligned by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) – many if not most of whom are considering a lawsuit against the organization – warned a vast array of executives and leaders that if they parrot the SPLC's damaging "hate group" labels, they would be "complicit" in "defamation."

Southern Poverty Law Center Has More Than $90 Million
In Offshore Funds

"Those on both the Left and Right have the same question: what kind of nonprofit that has 'poverty' in its name hoards nearly a hundred million dollars in offshore accounts? The SPLC will now have to update its treasure map to keep track of its massive offshore fortune," said Lt. Gen. (Ret.) Jerry Boykin, the executive vice president of the Family Research Council.
Supreme Court Hands Trump the Power to Fire Thousands of Judges
In a 7-2 ruling, the justices overturned a lower court ruling that had endorsed the SEC's in-house judge hiring practice that operated autonomously from the president. The ruling could reverberate through the federal government, which has nearly 2,000 administrative law judges deciding matters as varied as unfair trade practices, veterans benefits and patent infringement. Such a ruling could also make it easier for some of these judges to be fired by political appointees.
WANTED: Bronx boy, 15, Killed in 'brutal' Stabbing,NYPD says;
Help Sought in ID'ing Alleged Attackers

New York police are seeking the public's help identifying a group of males believed to be connected to the "brutal" stabbing that led to the death of a 15-year-old boy in the Bronx earlier this week. Authorities on Friday released surveillance video related to Wednesday's attack showing several males entering a store in the New York City borough. Police identified the victim as Lesandro Guzman-Feliz, according to a news release.

Mom of Bronx Boy, 15, Killed In ‘Brutal’ Stabbing Says
She Hasn’t Heard from Mayor De Blasio

The grieving family of a Bronx teen murdered in a horrific case of mistaken identity last week still hasn’t heard a peep from Mayor de Blasio or Police Commissioner James O’Neill, the mom told The Post on Sunday. “I have not heard from them. No one in their offices contacted me,” said Leandra Feliz, 48 – as she left home Sunday to make funeral arrangements for her 15-year-old son, Lesandro Guzman-Feliz.
Mom says, N.J. School Tried to Make My Kid Muslim.
Judge says, Go to Court.

A federal judge on Wednesday refused to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a Chatham mother who says the school district forced her son to watch Islamic conversion videos and ignored the study of Christianity and Judaism. Libby Hilsenrath filed the lawsuit, on behalf of her child (identified as C.H. in the suit), against the Chatham School District and Board of Education.
MS-13 Gang Members, Including 10 Illegal Immigrants,
Charged in Deaths of Virginia Teens

Eleven MS-13 gang members – all of whom are illegal immigrants except one – are facing life in prison after being charged in the kidnappings and deaths of two teens whose bodies were dug up in a Virginia park last year. The ages of the male gang members charged Friday ranged from 20 to 27. All of them are from El Salvador and only one – who is believed to have fled the country – is not in police custody, according to NBC Washington.
Lockheed, Pratt Disclose F-35 Cost-Cutting Moves as
Air Force Secretary Presses for Economies

Air Force Secretary Heather Wilson is a formidable intellect. Having spent seven years as an Air Force officer, she knows her service well. So when Wilson decides to press for changes in a program, chances are she will prevail. One of her top priorities recently has been reducing the life-cycle costs of the F-35 fighter.
Stalls, Stops and Breakdowns:
Problems Plague LA's Push for Electric Buses

In the nine years since, agencies have awarded Chinese battery maker BYD grants, subsidies and public contracts worth more than $330 million for its battery-powered buses, forklifts and trucks. The company is positioned to be a prime supplier of electric buses to the nation’s second-largest system, as Los Angeles’ Metro sets a 12-year deadline to abandon fossil fuels. But largely unbeknownst to the public, BYD’s electric buses are contending with a record of poor performance and mechanical problems.
Elizabeth Warren's Academic Claim to Fame May Be
No More Legitimate Than Her Claim to Be Native American

William A. Jacobson
By now, just about everyone has heard of Elizabeth Warren's scandalous claim while she was climbing the law professor ladder to Harvard that she was Native American, despite the lack of substantiation. There's another scandal which, in some ways, is even bigger than Warren's Native American problem, since it goes directly to Warren's academic and political credibility. That scandal concerns Warren's research methods into consumer issues which catapulted her to liberal fame.
Ponemon Institute Survey Reveals the True Costs of Ransomware
The Ponemon Institute surveyed 618 IT professionals at small and midsize businesses and found that 51% of companies have already experienced a ransomware attack. Of those victims, a whopping 48% chose to pay an average ransom of $2,500 to get their business files back. And the fiscal concerns do not end there. Among the survey's key findings:
Bogus Voter Gets 180 Days In Dallas Jail for Forging Mail-In Ballot
A 28-year-old man was sentenced to six months in jail for forging a woman's signature on a mail-in ballot in a Dallas County municipal election. Miguel Hernandez pleaded guilty Wednesday to a misdemeanor charge of method of returning marked ballot – reduced from a third-degree felony charge of illegal voting. Hernandez was sentenced to 180 days in jail.
Remember, Voter fraud is a myth according to the Dems
Judge Who Literally Wrote the Book on Corruption
Indicted on Fraud Charges

West Virginia Supreme Court Justice Allen Loughry, who authored a book on political corruption in his home state, was indicted on 22 federal charges, ranging from fraud to witness tampering, for alleged corruption of his own. Loughry is now facing charges including wire fraud, making false statements, witness tampering, and mail fraud.

Week ending 17 June 2018

The IG Report and The Legacy of Obama
Matt Margolis
Eight years is a short time for the FBI to go from a respected institution to a partisan arm of the White House, but it happened right under our noses, with the media doing its best to keep us in the dark. From the earliest days of the Obama administration, the Obama/Holder/Lynch Justice Department protected political allies from justice.
Christopher Wray Not the Man to 'Proudly' Fix the FBI
Roger L Simon
If the FBI is meant to come back, proudly or otherwise, Christopher Wray is not the man. He is part of the problem. In fact, Wray's continuance as director signals the government is not serious about significantly reforming the FBI and that what changes will be made will be essentially cosmetic, lipstick on the proverbial pig.
Real Look Inside a Shelter for
Illegal Alien Children Separated from Parents

Reporter Brian Karem shouted at White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: "These people have nothing. They come to the border with nothing and you throw children in cages." The facility at El Cajon, however, is not a "cage." It is a comfortable facility providing lodging, meals, clothing, medical care, education, recreation, counseling, and other services. The real scandal is how the media have portrayed the shelters.
IG Report: FBI Agents
Regularly Received Free Handouts from Journalists

The Department of Justice inspector general identified a number of instances where FBI employees regularly spoke with members of the media and received a number of free perks from journalists including meals and tickets to various events. The IG expressed "profound concerns about the volume and extent of unauthorized media contacts by FBI personnel that we have uncovered our review."
IG Report
IG Report: Clinton's Answers to Us Were
"Hard to Impossible to Believe"

Clinton repeatedly claimed ignorance when pressed by FBI agents in a July 2016 interview about receiving multiple emails with a "(C)" classification marker, according to the IG's report on the FBI's investigation of Clinton's private server. She said she did not know that the marker denoted classified information and "speculated it was a reference to paragraphs ranked in alphabetical order."
IG Report
IG Report: DOJ official Sought Clinton Campaign Job for Son,
Then Shared Case Info with Podesta

The Justice Department inspector general report released Thursday faulted a former DOJ official for sending then-Hillary Clinton campaign chairman John Podesta a "heads up" about the release schedule for Clinton's emails – as he also tried to get his son a job with the campaign.
Former Obama Admin Official Linked to Anti-Trump Dossier to
Testify Before Congress

Former State Department official Victoria Nuland, who reportedly connected FBI officials to the former British spy who wrote the infamous anti-Trump dossier, will testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee next week. Ms. Nuland, a longtime State Department official who served in the George W. Bush administration as the U.S. Ambassador to NATO, served during the Obama administration as assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs.
Fmr. Secret Service Bongino: Hillary Email Had to Be
White-Listed for Obama’s Phone. Here’s What It Means.

“Yesterday’s report from the IG also reveals President Obama was one of 13 people who had direct contact with Hillary Clinton on her private email address,” Fox News’ Tucker Carlson said Friday. “Back in 2015, the then-president claimed he only learned of the private address when it became known to the public. That apparently was a lie.” The White House Communications Agency had to “whitelist” Clinton’s email address, Bongino said, as it is the office responsible for the president’s communications.
Viva le resistance: How Political Bias Infected FBI Trump, Clinton Probes
Byron York
In the end, Horowitz pronounced himself "deeply troubled" by some of the expressions of bias. He was particularly troubled by Strzok's "We'll stop it" comment, which Horowitz concluded was "not only indicative of a biased state of mind but, even more seriously, implies a willingness to take official action to impact the presidential candidate's electoral prospects." So where does that leave those Democrats and others who claim the report found "no bias" in the Clinton-Trump investigations? It leaves them without much ammunition.
Clinton Donor's Dealings and Murky Connections
Questioned By Watchdog Group

The murky nature of Hillary Clinton's former presidential campaign fund continues to rise to the surface. Fox News has learned that one of the top donors to the "Hillary Victory Fund" (HVF) in 2016 was a Los Angeles-based attorney who is alleged to have misused company funds to create his own $22 million real estate portfolio. He has also been considered by California to be one of the state's biggest tax cheats, and allegedly has ties to the Kremlin.
Liberals Spread Photo of Rosaries Collected from
Illegal Aliens at Border, But Collected During Obama Years

This photo of rosaries collected from immigrants caught crossing the southern border and then thrown in the trash from the trash was taken by Tom Kiefer who worked as a janitor for CBP from 2001 until he left the agency in 2014. According to the linked-toNew Yorker profile, he started collecting items from the trash in 2007. So not a single one of these personal effects was collected during the Trump administration. Zero. But sure, let's have it go viral today:
No need to let the truth be known
Democratic Lawmaker:
Obama Admin Kept Child Migrant Crisis ‘Very Quiet’

Rep. Henry Cuellar (D-TX) claimed in an interview Saturday that the Obama administration tried to cover up the number of unaccompanied minors crossing the United States’ southern border. “It was kept very quiet under the Obama Administration. There were large numbers of people coming in. The Obama administration was trying to keep this quiet,” the Texas Democrat told CNN’s Fredricka Whitfield on Saturday.
ICE: Killer, Gang Members, Rapists
Among 91 Arrested in 5-day Sweep Across N.J.

Federal officials said that 91 foreign nationals – including some with violent criminal records – were arrested in a five-day sweep across the state. The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement operation netted an El Salvadoran national in West New York who was wanted on a warrant from international policing group Interpol for being a member of the MS-13 gang, and trafficking drugs and guns, ICE said Monday.
Claire McCaskill Used Private Plane
During Much-Touted RV 'road trip'

The McCaskill campaign bus apparently hit the … air. In a report Tuesday, the Washington Free Beacon determined that the private plane of Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, took the same routes as her much-touted "Big Blue" RV for a May 29-31 tour by "Veterans for Claire" in the week following Memorial Day. Mrs. McCaskill said then that she was "very excited to hit the road." 
Are Dems genetically predisposed to lying?
Trump's Plan to Roll Back Spending
Would Not Hurt Children's Health Insurance

Sen. Pat Toomey
Following the president's rescissions proposal, it's not surprising there has been some confusion surrounding what it would and would not do. The term "rescission" itself is budgetary jargon rarely heard outside the Beltway, and it is apparently rarely understood even within it. That's why it's worth clarifying the most controversial – and most mischaracterized – component of the president's request: the $6.8 billion in proposed rescissions from CHIP.
Identity Warriors Have Infiltrated the Sciences.
Here's the Damage They're Doing.

Walter E. Williams
In conversations with most college officials, many CEOs, many politicians, and race hustlers, it's not long before the magical words "diversity" and "inclusiveness" drop from their lips. Racial minorities are the intended targets of this sociological largesse, but women are included, as well. This obsession with diversity and inclusion is in the process of leading the nation to decline in a number of areas.
California's Failure to Store Water Dramatizes the
Dysfunctional Character of its Political Leadership

Ed Ring
California once performed miracles in building infrastructure to quench the thirst of its residents and agricultural producers. In the 1960s, Governor Pat Brown oversaw construction of the San Luis Reservoir, capacity 2 million acre-feet. Approved for construction in 1963, it was completed by 1968 – five years from start to finish. Those days are long gone.
10 Years Ago Climate Scientists Said We'd Move to Antarctica…
It's -95°F Right Now

Ten years ago, a study was published that said a lot of us would be living in Antarctica just 12 years from now, which allegedly will have warmed to the extent that it will not only be livable, but be one of the only places to live. "Climate change will force refugees to move to Antarctica by 2030, researchers have predicted," the U.K. Telegraph reported with all due alarm in 2008.
Wow! Jim Acosta On Hot Mic: "If They're Not Going to Let Me in the F'ing Meeting, That's What Happens!"
President Trump made history on Tuesday. The U.S. president somehow brought the tyrant of North Korea to the table to sign the most important nuclear agreement in the last 70 years for the Korean people. Months of hard work and diplomacy reached a climax on Tuesday. The moment will go down in history. Then CNN's Jim Acosta, the darling of the disruptive left, started blurting out questions at the president whenever the two leaders came into view.
Court Challenges Loom as
Right to Work Gathers Steam in New Mexico

Local laws that free private-sector workers from union mandates continue to gain momentum in New Mexico, among other states. Twenty-eight states and the territory of Guam now ban forced unionization. Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, and West Virginia all became right-to-work states since 2012.
USS Pueblo Still Held Hostage By North Korea as Trump, Kim Meet
The USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned ship in the Navy, sits in Boston, revered by sailors and history buffs. The second-oldest ship, the USS Pueblo, floats at a river dock in Pyongyang, still a hostage more than 50 years after North Korea seized it in a January 1968 raid in the frigid waters of the East Sea off the hermit kingdom's northeastern coast.
Israeli Rampage:
Supersonic Missile Developed to Destroy High Quality Targets

With tensions still high between Israel and Iran, a new supersonic air-to-surface missile designed for the annihilation of high-quality targets has been developed by Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) and Israel Military Industry Systems (IMI). Dubbed "The Rampage" after a popular video-game, it is an accurate supersonic, long-range air-to-ground assault missile with a warhead, rocket engine and advanced navigation suit which allows for precision targeting at a very low mission cost compared to existing solutions.
Judge Blocks 'Assault Weapons' Ban from
Going Into Effect in Illinois Town

A circuit court judge in Lake County, Illinois granted an injunction Tuesday that blocked the Chicago suburb of Deerfield from enforcing a ban on so-called "assault weapons." The injunction was granted 24 hours before that ban was to go into effect. According to a press statement, the Second Amendment Foundation, the Illinois State Rifle Association and Deerfield resident Daniel Easterday filed a lawsuit against the local prohibition on the basis that it violates the state's preemption law that was adopted in 2013.
CDC Didn't Release Defensive Gun Use Survey Results
L.A. Luebbert – America's First Freedom
Gun control advocates have long complained that Second Amendment supporters balk whenever it comes to giving the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) tax dollars to study gun uses. It's not so much that we oppose research about gun violence; it's more that we have some apprehension about a predisposition toward anti-gun bias in such research. Since the CDC didn't publicize its [3-year study] results, we're left to wonder why.
Three Would-Be Grocery Store Robbers Picked On the Wrong Couple,
Get Bullet Holes for Their Trouble

Three would-be armed robbers approached the wrong couple outside a DeKalb County, Georgia Kroger store on Friday afternoon. What the robbers didn’t expect, however, was for their intended victims to fight back. The man pulled out his concealed weapon and shot at the assailants, according to police.
Virginia High Court Strikes Down
Gov. Terry McAulliffe's Order Giving Felons Right to Vote

Gov. Terry McAuliffe's action restoring the voting rights of more than 200,000 felons was unconstitutional, Virginia's highest court ruled Friday, siding with Republican lawmakers who said the governor overstepped his authority. In a 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court of Virginia ordered the state to cancel the registration of the more than 11,000 felons who had signed up to vote so far under the governor's April executive order.
Outrage After England's Prince George, Age 4,
Plays with One Specific Item – a Toy Gun

On Sunday, England's Princess Kate, accompanied by her four-year-old son George and her three-year-old daughter Charlotte, was photographed with her children playing in the sun at the Beaufort Polo Club in Tetbury, Gloucestershire, while the children's father, Prince William, was playing in the Maserati Royal Charity Polo Trophy.
How dare he be a boy!

Week ending 10 June 2018

Why Should States That Protect Illegal Immigrants
Be Rewarded with More Political Power?

Hans A. von Spakovsky
Alabama has filed an unprecedented but little-noticed lawsuit against the U.S. Census Bureau. If the state wins, it could have major political ramifications and restore fundamental fairness in political representation in Congress. Alabama is arguing that by including illegal immigrants in its count of the population, the Census Bureau deprives the state – and other states with low numbers of illegal immigrants – of representation in the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as votes in the Electoral College that determine who is elected president.
Obama Took Lying to New Heights with the Iran Deal
Marc Thiessen
When it comes to the Iran nuclear deal, the Obama administration increasingly appears to have been a bottomless pit of deception. Now, in a new report that the Obama administration secretly tried to help Iran use U.S. banks to convert $5.7 billion in Iranian assets, after promising Congress that Iran would not get access to the U.S. financial system – and then lied to Congress about what it had done.
Conservatives Prevail as Mitch McConnell
Cancels Senate Recess to Get Things Done

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has cancelled the traditional August recess following repeated calls from conservative senators to stay in Washington to pass a budget and confirm dozens of President Donald Trump's nominees. "Due to the historic obstruction by Senate Democrats of the president's nominees, and the goal of passing appropriations bills prior to the [Sept. 30] end of the fiscal year, the August recess has been canceled."
The Trump Campaign Unveils "Promises Kept" Website
President Donald Trump's 2020 campaign announced a new website, titled "Promises Kept," where voters can log on and see "each and every promise" the president has made in his tenure so far. The website details President Trump's accomplishments on the economy, immigration, jobs, foreign policy, national security and defense, regulation, land and agriculture, law and justice, energy and environment, government accountability, health care, education, veterans, social programs, and infrastructure and technology.
A Skeptical Chairman Grassley Really, Really
Wants to See the Michael Flynn 302

On Feb. 15, 2017 – that would be 16 months ago – Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., asked the Justice Department to turn over the transcript of fired national security adviser Michael Flynn's infamous call with the Russian ambassador, plus other documents related to the Flynn case. The department refused.
Lawmakers Warn IG Being Pressured to
Slow Roll Clinton FBI Report

Sara Carter
The Department of Justice and the FBI are deliberately attempting to slow roll and redact significant portions of DOJ Inspector General, Michael Horowitz's report on the bureau's handling of the Hillary Clinton investigation, according to numerous congressional officials and investigators. The 400-page report, which was completed several weeks ago and addresses Clinton's use of her private server for government business, is currently being reviewed by the DOJ and FBI.
Troubling U.S. Navy Review Finds
Widespread Shortfalls In Basic Seamanship

Led by the Surface Warfare Officer School, officer of the deck competency checks were conducted on a random selection of OOD-qualified first-tour division officers (the newest officers in the fleet) in underway bridge navigation simulators fleet-wide between January and March. Of the 164 officers who were evaluated, only 27 passed with "no concerns."
Capt Wrongway Peachfuzz
James A. Wolfe, Former Senate Intel Panel Security Director,
Indicted for Allegedly Lying to FBI

A former security director for the Senate Intelligence Committee – who was in charge of maintaining all classified information from the Executive Office to the panel – was indicted for allegedly giving false statements to FBI agents looking into possible leaks to reporters, the Justice Department announced Thursday night.

Senate Select Intel Staffer Targeted Trump Campaign Adviser
In Aggressive Leak Campaign

Former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page was the primary target of a Senate Select Intelligence Committee staffer indicted for lying about his contacts with reporters, according to an indictment released on Thursday. James Wolfe, the former director of security for the SSIC panel, was in contact with at least three reporters at around the time they published articles about Page, an energy consultant who is a central player in the investigations into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.

Buzzfeed Confirms Knew About Reporter's Relationship with
Allegedly Leaking Senate Official

Questions remain over whether BuzzFeed News acted ethically with a former employee, Ali Watkins, who had a romantic relationship with an indicted former security director for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. Watkins told her BuzzFeed editors about her relationship with the individual, James Wolfe, who the Department of Justice has charged with lying to investigators during a leak probe, according to the New York Times, where Watkins now works as a national security reporter.

Prison Ahead for Senate Aide Who Gave Secrets to NYT Lover
Connor Wolf
Former senior Senate Intelligence Committee aide James Wolfe will likely face hard time for revealing sensitive classified information to a New York Times reporter with whom he was sexually involved, according to Joseph diGenova. Wolfe, who worked for the Senate Intelligence Committee for nearly three decades, was arrested late Thursday and charged with lying to the FBI about information he revealed to multiple reporters.
Scheme to Thwart Funding Laws: State-level Dems Funneled
$84M to Clinton's Campaign, Lawsuit Alleges

As many as 40 state-level Democratic parties may have been involved in a scheme to funnel as much as $84 million to Hillary Clinton's 2016 presidential campaign, a campaign finance lawyer contends. Dan Backer, an attorney based in Virginia, has filed a lawsuit alleging that a plan was in place to circumvent campaign contribution limits set by the federal government.
FEC Dem Who Targeted Drudge Admits
Agency Biased Against Republicans

A former Democratic chair of the Federal Election Commission who repeatedly rejected charges she was targeting Republicans and conservative websites like the Drudge Report has admitted that the agency has an anti-GOP bias. Ann Ravel, now a lecturer at the University of California Berkeley Law School, told an alumni magazine that the FEC has taken cases biased against the Republicans.
Facebook, Amazon, Google and Twitter All Work with
Left-Wing Southern Poverty Law Center

Four of the world's biggest tech platforms have working partnerships with a left-wing nonprofit that has a track record of inaccuracies and routinely labels conservative organizations as "hate groups." Facebook, Amazon, Google and Twitter all work with or consult the Southern Poverty Law Center in policing their platforms for "hate speech" or "hate groups," a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation found.
'Bring on the Recession':
Bill Maher 'Hoping' for Economic Crash to Oust Trump

Liberal comedian Bill Maher on Friday said that he hopes the economy crashes in order to "get rid" of President Donald Trump. Maher made the remarks on his HBO talk show, "Real Time with Bill Maher." "I feel like the bottom has to fall out at some point," he said. "By the way, I'm hoping for it because one way you get rid of Trump is a crashing economy. So please, bring on the recession."

The Left Hates You. Act Accordingly.
Kurt  Schlichter
They hate you. Leftists don't merely disagree with you. They don't merely feel you are misguided. They don't think you are merely wrong. They hate you. They want you enslaved and obedient, if not dead. Once you get that, everything that is happening now will make sense. Crazy talk? Just ask them. Go ahead. Go on social media. Find a leftist – it's easy. Just say something positive about America or Jesus and they'll come swarming like locusts.
Epic Renewables Fail as Solar Crashes and Wind Refuses to Blow
James Delingpole
Don't laugh too hard but this has been a terrible week for the renewable energy dream. Across the world solar energy share prices have crashed. This was caused by a sudden and unexpected decision by China, the world's biggest solar manufacturer and user, to rein in subsidies. Solar stocks have fallen across the board by double digits. It's uncertain when they will recover. It hasn't been a good week for wind energy either.
The U.S. is Running Out of Bombs – and it
May Soon Struggle to Make More

The annual Industrial Capabilities report, put out by the Pentagon's Office of Manufacturing and Industrial Base Policy, has concluded that the industrial base of the munitions sector is particularly strained, something the report blames on the start-and-stop nature of munitions procurement over the last 20 years, as well as the lack of new designs being internally developed. Some suppliers have dropped out entirely, leaving no option for replacing vital materials.
The Barbary Pirates:
Islamic Terrorism and America's First Military Victory

Raymond Ibrahim
Many Americans erroneously trace the roots of Islamic terrorism against their nation to September 11, 2001. In reality, the United States' very first conflict with Muslim terrorists was also its very first war as a nation – and it won that war 213 years ago, on June 10, 1805. Centuries before that, the Barbary States of Muslim North Africa – specifically Tripoli, Algiers, Tunis – had been thriving on the slave trade of Europeans abducted from virtually every corner of coastal Europe, including Britain, Ireland, Denmark, and Iceland.
Austria to Shut Down Mosques, Expel Foreign-Funded Imams
Austria's right-wing government plans to shut seven mosques and could expel dozens of imams in what it said was "just the beginning" of a push against radical Islam and foreign funding of religious groups that Turkey condemned as racist. The moves follow a "law on Islam", passed in 2015, which banned foreign funding of religious groups and created a duty for Muslim organizations to have "a positive fundamental view towards (Austria's) state and society".
Ben Rhodes Can't Answer Questions About Obama Secretly
Granting Iran Access to U.S. Financial System

Ben Rhodes, a former top aide to President Barack Obama, repeatedly dodged questions from CNN's Wolf Blitzer Friday about a new report claiming his administration misled Congress about granting Iran access to the U.S. financial system during the negotiation of the Iranian nuclear deal.
Lawmakers Call for Probe of Planned Parenthood to See
If It Failed to Report Sexual Abuse of Minors

Republican lawmakers are calling for a federal investigation into whether Planned Parenthood has failed to report suspected sexual abuse against minors. In a letter Thursday to the Department of Health and Human Services, 54 representatives and two senators accused Planned Parenthood of routinely performing abortions "on children as young as 12 and 13 years old," and then returning the children to their abusers without notifying authorities.
Cancer Patient Given Just 3 Months to Live is
Cured By Experimental Treatment

Two and a half years ago, doctors told a Florida woman battling breast cancer that she had just three months to live. Judy Perkins, 52, of Port Lucie, is now cancer free thanks to an experimental treatment that harnessed billions of her own immune cells, reported the BBC.
Feds Spend $347,176 Studying if Sex is
Good with Contraception – NIH Goal: Less Children

The National Institutes of Health is spending roughly $350,000 to study what methods of contraception are "sexually acceptable" to women. The University of Wisconsin-Madison study aims for more women to use birth control so they can "fully realize the social, economic, and health benefits" of not having children. The researchers will follow women using birth control for a year, hoping to discover which contraception method women like best while having sex.
MSNBC's Joy Reid Threatened Colleague with Violence,
Was Homophobic During Her Radio Days, Ex-Bosses Say

MSNBC star Joy Reid physically threatened a senior colleague, accused a Republican politician of being gay on air and often referred to her hateful blog during a short-lived stint as a radio show co-host more than a decade ago, former superiors at the station told Fox News. One described the host of MSNBC's "AM Joy" as having been an "evil woman" in those days.
How Candidate Who Wants to Make Incest Legal Got On the Virginia Ballot – Gov Terry McAuliffe Restored Felon Voting Rights
Virginia GOP Chair John Whitbeck blamed the Democrats for that. "Their policy of restoration of felons' rights, blanket restoration, led to him being eligible to run for Congress," said Whitbeck. Former federal prosecutor and attorney John Flannery said the bigger problem is a national climate where a candidate for Congress publicly advocates breaking the law.
For Pa. Students, A New Duty: Civics Test
They wouldn't have to pass it, but students would be required to take a civics test before high school graduation under a bill that could soon become law in Pennsylvania. Ignited by a report that only 26 percent of adults can identify the three branches of the U.S. government, according to the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg Public Policy Center 2016 survey, Rep. Karen Boback said she wrote the bill to help ensure that youths become knowledgeable.
Our Nation's Heritage is Under Attack in Our Classrooms,
So Why Doesn't Anybody Care?

David Horowitz
This attack has been mounted by an intellectual class based in the media and in America's politically correct educational institutions, whose inspiration is a set of discredited 19th-century dogmas masquerading as "progressive" nostrums. Not even the collapse of communism has been able to reconcile their alienated psyches to the American cause.
Bureaucrats Shut Down Your Kids' Lemonade Stands?
Country Time Will Pay the Fines.

Every summer, it seems, brings a parade of outrageous stories about petty local officials who shut down kids' front-yard lemonade stands because the little moppets don't have the right permits. But this summer things might be different as civil disobedience meets corporate marketing. Young lemonade entrepreneurs are getting some support against local bureaucrats from powdered lemonade manufacturer Country Time.

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