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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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Trump Impeachment Will Bring Pelosi and House Democrats
Condemnation By History

Newt Gingrich
"[Charles] Pinckney and [Rufus] King might have been right in 1787. Americans prefer to choose their presidents with elections, and whenever impeachment is used in an attempt to nullify those choices, the results aren't happy for anyone. That was true in 1868, and as both Andrew Johnson and his accusers might warn us, it remains true after a century and a half." Clearly, Pelosi did not know enough history to understand the warnings of Pinckney and King – or the sad end of the impeachment process against President Johnson.

Pelosi's Blunder:
How the House Destroyed its Own Case for Impeachment

Jonathan Turley
Pelosi may force the Senate into a couple of unprecedented but well deserved rulings. From the outset, the ploy of Pelosi withholding the House impeachment articles was as implausible as it was hypocritical. There was no reason why Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell would make concessions to get an impeachment that he loathed.

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Week ending 19 January 2020

Trump Had Right to Withhold Ukraine Funds: GAO is Wrong
Alan M. Dershowitz
The Constitution allocates to the president sole authority over foreign policy (short of declaring war or signing a treaty). It does not permit Congress to substitute its foreign policy preferences for those of the president. To the extent that the statute at issue constrains the power of the president to conduct foreign policy, it is unconstitutional.
Doug Collins: House Democratic Leader's Remark About Letting
Trump 'Prove Innocence' Should Alarm Americans

House Judiciary Committee ranking member Doug Collins, R-Ga., said Democrats are exposing their true contempt for the Constitution and the individual rights therein with how they are conducting the impeachment of President Trump. Rep. Steny Hoyer, the number-two Democrat in the House, defended the House's impeachment inquiry last month by remarking that Trump was afforded "every opportunity to prove his innocence."
McConnell Creates ‘Kill Switch’ to End Impeachment if it Becomes
 ‘Circus Run by Adam Schiff’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has reportedly created a “kill switch” for President Donald Trump’s upcoming Senate impeachment trial that would allow for the president’s legal team to either seek an immediate verdict or a dismissal of the case if the trial descends into a circus spectacle.
Top Democratic Senator Warns FBI
Against Giving Republicans Records from ex-DNC Consultant

A top Democratic senator discouraged the Justice Department and FBI from complying with a Republican demand for information about a former Democratic National Committee contractor. Oregon Sen. Ron Wyden warned that complying with the records request related to Alexandra Chalupa, who is alleged to have sought dirt from Ukraine about then-candidate Donald Trump during the 2016 election, would have dangerous consequences.
Obstruction, Democrat-style
Fox Launches 'Fox Soul' Streaming Service
Targeting African Americans

Fox is setting its sights on the African American audience with a new streaming service called Fox Soul. The live, ad-supported streaming channel is free and debuted today, the network announced in a press release. Spearheaded by the Fox Television Stations group, the channel includes original programming along with existing content from Fox's owned-and-operated stations.
Elizabeth Warren Takes Credit for
Sponsoring Bills She Voted Against

Underperforming presidential candidate Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D., Mass.) has portrayed herself as a bipartisan dealmaker by taking credit for sponsoring bills she ultimately voted against. "I do work with the other side," Warren said in October during a radio interview in New Hampshire. "I've gotten more than a dozen bills passed into law, and they've been bipartisan. And that's just been since Donald Trump has been elected president."
Does she ever tell the truth?
Court Smacks Down Children's Attempt to
Force Climate Policy by Lawsuit

In a key victory for the rule of law, a panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a lawsuit filed by children against the U.S. government, claiming that the federal government had violated the children's rights by failing to act against climate change. The lawsuit asked the court to unilaterally force the government to adopt broad climate policies, circumventing Congress and the executive branch entirely.
Supremes to Decide if Electoral College Voters Must Vote for
Winner of State Popular Vote

On Friday, the Supreme Court agreed to hear a case that would decide whether electoral college electors must vote for the winner of their state's popular vote. Half the states currently have laws requiring electors to vote for the candidate who wins the popular vote in their state. Electors who do not vote in accordance to the winner of their state's popular vote are known as "faithless electors."
Northwestern Student Government Votes Against
Free Speech Resolution

Northwestern University’s student government voted last week to indefinitely table a resolution in support of the First Amendment and freedom of speech on campus. The resolution concluded by stating that Northwestern students "have the right to free speech and free expression, as enumerated in the First Amendment in the United States Constitution."
Free Speech: Conservative Group Has Enough,
Sues New Jersey School Over 'Unconstitutional' Policies

A New Jersey university has been named in a lawsuit targeting an "unconstitutional" speech policy. The policy, called the Demonstrations and Assemblies Policy, stated that anyone, especially groups or organizations, should give two weeks of advance notice to the dean of students with their "planned objective" of the event. The dean would then review the application and either approve or reject the application ...
Profile in Treason Adam Schiff – Part 1
John C. Velisek USN Ret.
The man in the center of the impeachment storm is the same man that lied during the Russian collusion hoax. He is one of the few progressive socialists that cannot let go and still considers that hoax to be real. His name is Adam Schiff.
Trump Admin Rolls Back Michelle Obama Lunch Rules on
Her Birthday

T. LaDuke
The Trump administration announced today that they were ending the Obama era rules on school lunches that forced districts that received federal money to make sure to have more veggies and fruits. The federal fiats were somewhat controversial at the time being people wondered aloud why did Washington really need to tell us what to do with everything.
A Full Third of Flint's Emergency $390 Million Water Funds
Did Not Go to Clean Water

Four years ago this month, then-Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder declared an emergency in Flint, and $390 million in state aid began pouring in. Much of the money, however, was spent on activities only peripherally related to lead in water, state spending data show... Activist said the funds enabled "the stuff progressives dream about but never get."
The New York Times is Against Biased Textbooks
Not Published by the New York Times

Debuting in August of 2019, the Times set the immodest goal of the project "to reframe the country's history, understanding 1619 as our true founding, and placing the consequences of slavery and the contributions of black Americans at the very center of the story we tell ourselves about who we are." Effectively, the project reverse-engineers American history to ascribe the blame for many modern practices to the horrors of slavery.
This is all about the "1619 Project"
Ilhan Omar is Finally Getting the Scrutiny She Deserves for
Possible Illegal Acts

Andrea Widburg
The unsavoriness of Omar's conduct escalated when she dumped her husband and went to live with another man who apparently left his wife for Omar. It turns out that, beneath the modest headgear she wears, Omar is a Jezebel. In October 2019, the Department of Justice finally assigned an FBI Special Agent in charge to look at Omar's conduct over an 8 year period. Steinberg has now written another detailed article explaining that these investigations are starting to bear fruit.
Republican Muslim Refugee Dalia al-Aqidi Announces
She's Running Against Ilhan Omar

Rep. Ilhan Omar is facing another GOP challenger in November's election – and she's also a Muslim refugee. Dalia al-Aqidi, a former White House correspondent from Iraq, said she felt compelled to run against the Somali-born lawmaker, calling her a divisive figure who has neglected her Minneapolis district.
Biden: I've Beaten the NRA. Time to Get Rid of Their Ammo.
Leah Anaya
I keep asking myself why Democrats insist on blaming the firearms-related tragedies on the existence of guns themselves and why they refuse to acknowledge that behind every shooting, every bullet fired at an innocent civilian, there's either a person with severe mental and/or substance abuse issues or a straight up criminal who would commit an act of evil no matter what weapon they employed.
Isolated Iran Leader Lashes Out at Europe as
Nations Join U.S. in Ramping Up Pressure

Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei on Friday lashed out at Germany, the U.K. and France, calling them the "footmen of the U.S.," days after the European countries moved to sanction the Islamic Republic for violating the controversial 2015 nuclear deal. "The threat of the French & German govts & the vicious British govt to send Iran's case to the Security Council proved once again that they are the footmen of the U.S.," Khamenei said on Twitter.
Why Unlocking More Oil and Gas is Good for Every American –
And the Environment

Ryan Sitton
On September 14, 2019, Iranian-backed militias attacked the world's largest oil refinery, in Saudi Arabia. The attack cut the refinery's capacity in half. But despite some expert predictions, oil prices barely flinched. Americans saw no price spike at the pump. The likelihood that Iran or any other bad actor can use violence or weaponize oil to hurt the global economy has dramatically receded. Why?
Democrats' 'Bail Reform' Has Already Cost a Life.
 'Seething' Family Speaks Out

Due to New York Democrats' "bail reform" legislation, Jordan Randolph, a 40-year-old man with a lengthy criminal rap sheet, was released without bail on Monday after charged with a DWI in connection with a crash that killed 27-year-old Jonathan Armand Flores-Maldonado. Randolph, who has a history of drunk driving, was arrested and released without bail on January 1 – 11 days before Flores-Maldonado was killed – for not having a court-ordered ignition interlock device in his car, reported News 12 Long Island.
Bail Reform:
Man Who Violently Attacked Officer Skips Court Appearance

Law Enforcement Today – Leah Anaya
A man who was released without bail after a horrific attack on a New York City cop just skipped out on his day in court. Welcome to New York in 2020. This is going to be pretty shocking, so hang on: The New York man who sucker punched a cop and then pinned him on the ground did not show up to his court date after being released without bail.
In Case of Emergency, Please Remove Your Bra
Caught in a disaster? You'd better hope you're wearing the Emergency Bra. Simply unsnap the bright red bra, separate the cups, and slip it over your head – one cup for you, and one for your friend. Dr. Elena Bodnar won an Ignoble Award for the invention last year, an annual tribute to scientific research that on the surface seems goofy but is often surprisingly practical.

Week ending 12 January 2020

Trump's Iran Policy Isn't the Problem; Barack Obama's Was
Ben Shapiro
Soleimani was unquestionably responsible for the deaths of hundreds of Americans in Iraq and thousands of others throughout the Middle East – mostly Muslim. His global terror network ran from South America to Europe to Africa to Lebanon, Syria, Yemen and Iraq. Soleimani was an unparalleled organizer and a pitiless murderer. His death was richly earned.
The Martyrdom of Saint Greta of Sweden
Charlie Martin
I have a lot of sympathy for the kid... For me, it started with seeing her picture. Sure enough, reading a little about her, we find that she's an Asperger's child (I guess this month that's now called "high-functioning autism"), she has obsessive-compulsive disorder, she stopped eating for months and still refuses to eat anything but certain specific things:
Record 158,803,000 Americans Employed;
1.85M Year-to-Year Increase

"As we begin this new year, our economy is booming," President Trump told a rally in Toledo, Ohio Thursday night. "Wages are soaring, workers are thriving, and America's future has never looked brighter." Friday brought more good news, as the Labor Department's Bureau of Labor Statistics announced that the number of employed Americans – 158,803,000 – set a 25th record under President Trump.
Trump and Pompeo: Soleimani Was 'Actively Planning Attacks' at
U.S. Embassies Outside Iraq

Without giving details, both President Trump and his Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Thursday that Iranian General Qassem Soleimani was planning attacks on U.S. embassies in countries other than Iraq. "Soleimani was actively planning new attacks, and he was looking very seriously at our embassies, and not just the embassy in Baghdad
Muslim Scholar on Iranians Protesting Shot Down Plane:
'This Regime, for the First Time Ever, is Seriously Threatened'

Council on Foreign Relations member Qanta Ahmed weighed in on Sunday on the anti-government protests that had erupted at Iranian universities across the country on Saturday in response to Iran’s admission that it unintentionally shot down a Ukrainian passenger plane killing all 176 people on board, saying that she thinks “this regime, for the first time ever, is seriously threatened.”
Iranian People Refuse to Walk on Israeli, American Flag,
Chant Enemy is Not America, Enemy is Iranian Government

Mohammad Mozafari
The people do not disrespect the flag of USA and Israel. They say all over Iran: We are not the enemy of the USA and Israel. Our enemy is the people of the Islamic Republic of Iran.#IranProtests #IranProtests2020
Top Commander's Assassination
Leaves Iran with Very Few Options to Retaliate

Ali Mamouri
Soleimani had just arrived in Baghdad and had gotten into a vehicle...
A few hours later, the IRGC announced that four other IRGC generals were killed in the attack as well. This presence of this number of important people altogether indicates that they had been planning something very big, probably against the U.S. after the latter attack on PMU bases in northern Iraq and Syria.
Nikki Haley Blasts Democrats:
They Are 'The Only Ones That Are Mourning the Loss of Suleimani'

"You don't see anyone standing up for Iran. You're not hearing any of the Gulf members. You're not hearing China. You're not hearing Russia. The only ones that are mourning the loss of Suleimani are our Democrat leadership and our Democrat presidential candidates. No one else in the world, because they knew that this man had evil veins."
Why the Media Got Iran Wrong
Don Surber
Iran's attack last night on 2 American bases in Iraq proved once again Iran has the military capabilities and acumen of Paraguay. The retaliation showed the genius of President Donald John Trump's killing General Qasem Soleimani. It also showed the American media is a joke that should not cover anything more important than a PTA meeting. They were wrong in their predictions of World War 3 because they based that on a misguided belief that the president is evil, insane and unintelligent.
Associated Press Changes 'Shockingly Bad' Headline About
Soleimani, Ukrainian Plane Crash After Backlash

The Associated Press changed a headline Thursday night that implied that the strike that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani last week resulted in a Ukrainian passenger plane being shot down by mistake by an Iranian anti-aircraft missile. The AP's story about the situation was widely ridiculed and critics condemned the AP's initial headline, "An Iranian general dies in U.S. attack, and innocents suffer," which quickly became a hot topic on social media.
CNN Settles Lawsuit with Covington Student Nick Sandmann
CNN agreed Tuesday to settle a lawsuit with Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann. The amount of the settlement was not made public during a hearing at the federal courthouse in Covington, Kentucky. Sandmann's lawsuit sought $800 million from CNN, the Washington Post and NBC Universal. Trial dates are still not set for Sandmann's lawsuit against NBC Universal and the Washington Post.
Reza Aslan to Face the Music for Calling
Nick Sandmann's Face 'Punchable' in Now-Deleted Tweet

One day after news broke that CNN settled a defamation lawsuit on behalf of Covington Catholic teen Nick Sandmann, Robert Barnes announced he had sued author, producer, and show host Reza Aslan for Aslan's tweet describing Sandmann's face as "punchable." The lawsuit, which Barnes provided to PJ Media, would slap Aslan with a minimum of $135,000 in damages.
Treason? Ilhan Omar Gives Iran Military Advice,
Suggests It Could Target Trump Hotels

Robert Spencer
The inspiringly patriotic Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Tehran, no, check that, I’m hearing she’s from Minnesota) tweeted Monday offering some unsolicited military advice to the Islamic Republic of Iran: “Trump needs to immediately divest from his businesses and comply with the emoluments clause. Iran could threaten Trump hotels worldwide and he could provoke war over the loss of revenue from skittish guests.
Omar Sounds Off After Minnesota County Bans Refugee Resettlement –
Aided by Trump Executive Order

After an executive order by President Trump made it possible, a northern Minnesota county on Tuesday night opted to ban the resettlement of refugees within its boundaries, becoming the first in the state and the second in the nation to do so. The vote at a crowded public meeting in Beltrami County, a sparsely inhabited area surrounding Red Lake, drew condemnation from many Minnesota Democrats, including U.S. Rep. Ilhan Omar.
Judge Orders Google to Turn Over a
Year's Worth of Jussie Smollett's Data to Special Prosecutor

The ongoing saga of former C-list actor Jussie Smollett vs. Reality continues to move in a direction that doesn't bode well for him. The infamous hoaxer's "attack" is the subject of an investigation by a special prosecutor. who is about to get a lot more private information about Smollett.
Cook County State’s Attorney Hires Outside Legal Help in Jussie Smollett Probe, Won’t Say How Much it’s Costing Taxpayers
With election season in high gear, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and her office have retained some high-powered legal assistance in the ongoing probe of Foxx’s controversial handling of the Jussie Smollett case. Ruben Castillo, the former chief judge of the Northern District of Illinois and now a partner at the politically connected law firm Akerman, has been helping the state’s attorney’s office for the past three months to vet voluminous materials requested by special prosecutor Dan Webb.
Controversial Bail Reform Springs Serial Robbery Suspect –
Who Then Pulls Off Fifth Heist

A John Dillinger wannabe is on the loose thanks to lax bail laws that set him free despite his arrest in connection to four Manhattan bank robberies. “I can’t believe they let me out,” Suspaect Woodberry marveled as he retrieved his vouchered property at One Police Plaza in lower Manhattan, sources told The Post. “What were they thinking?”

Serial Slugger Arrested Again
Hours After Release Under Bail Reform Law

The homeless man cut loose without bail despite a history of unprovoked street attacks has been busted again – just a few hours after his release, police said Saturday. Eugene Webb, 26, was arrested Friday night for aggressive panhandling near a bank entrance in Greenwich Village, just one day after he was hauled in for allegedly slugging a 23-year-old woman in the face so hard that two of her teeth were knocked out.
Climate Experts Suggest Trump was Right When
He Blamed California’s Wildfires on Land Management

Climate experts are apparently backing President Donald Trump’s repeated arguments that California’s wildfires were a result of poor land management rather than climate change, E&E reported Thursday. Roughly 75% of damage stemming from California’s wildfires was a result of “the way we manage lands and develop our landscape,” Scott Stephens, a professor of fire science at the University of California, Berkeley, said Wednesday at a conference in Washington.
Another Expensive Solar Scheme Bites the Dust
Bloomberg Businessweek claims that Crescent Dunes was obsoleted by technological advances in the form of photovoltaic based solar plants. That is nonsense and misses the whole point of the Crescent Dunes project. It also misses the reality that all utility-scale solar is a failure – not marginal, not growing into being practical, but a total and complete failure.
Another Obama-era boondoggle
Flushing '10 Times!'
What's Really Behind Trump's Tirades About Toilets

While Trump's remarks may seem a tad unusual, they echo a long-standing concern in some conservative circles. For the better part of two decades, libertarian-minded conservatives have taken aim at the regulations and energy standards Trump now decries – and they're overjoyed to see him use the power of the presidency to shine a light into America's bathrooms and kitchens.
Trump Proposes Rollback of 'Dysfunctional' Environmental Rules
President Trump proposed a sweeping overhaul of environmental regulations Thursday, in an effort to streamline the process for infrastructure projects like roads, bridges and oil pipelines. Days after the 50th anniversary of the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), Trump called for measures that include speeding up the permitting process and imposing stricter time limits for completing environmental impact statements, so these projects can get underway sooner.
Oops! Facebook Bug Reveals That Greta Thunberg's Posts
May Not Be Her Own

While the fix was made quickly, screenshots began circulating on social media reveal the accounts behind several official Facebook pages, including that of teenage climate activist, Greta Thunberg. And guess what? If you're one of Greta's 3 million fans, you might be disappointed to hear that she is likely not the author of all of her posts.
'No Zionists' and 'No Straights':
Tweets from Teacher Rattle Elite New York City School

As anti-Semitic attacks proliferate across New York City, the social media postings of one outspoken teacher at an elite Bronx private school are raising fresh concerns among Jewish parents and students. "Making latkes tonight for my birthday and channukah [sic], text me if you want to come over, no Zionists," J.B. Brager, a history teacher at the prestigious Ethical Culture Fieldston School, tweeted on Dec. 20.

Week ending 5 January 2020

Trump's 'Deal' with Iran ... Soleimani Dead
Mark Alexander
Apparently Soleimani thought he was more bomb-proof than Islamic State terrorist leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who we sent to hell last October. President Donald Trump responded swiftly and decisively to the embassy attack, sending in rapid-force Marine units and Army air reinforcements to repel the militants. He then ordered the death of those who planned it.
Even Leftist Historians Rebuke 1619 Project
The NYT's Blatant Revisionist History Criticized from All Sides

Brian Mark Weber
The NY Times revisionists know they're in trouble when even the most extreme leftists think they're making stuff up. In a letter to the editor of the Times Magazine, five historians asked that the Times, "according to its own high standards of accuracy and truth, issue prominent corrections of all the errors and distortions presented in The 1619 Project." Furthermore, the five demanded, "We also ask for the removal of these mistakes from any materials destined for use in schools...
GOP Senator Puts Nancy Pelosi on Notice; No Articles by Monday,
He Will Introduce Measure to Dismiss

Dems said impeachment was URGENT. Now they don’t want to have a trial, because they have no evidence. In real world, if prosecution doesn’t proceed with case, it gets dismissed. So on Monday, I will introduce measure to dismiss this bogus impeachment for lack of prosecution.
Sen. Graham Gives Pelosi Ultimatum, Proposes Senate Rule Change to Remove Her from Impeachment Process
"What I would do, if she continues to refuse to send the articles as required by the Constitution, I would work with Senator McConnell to change the rules of the Senate so we could start the trial without her, if necessary," Graham proposed on "Sunday Morning Futures." When asked how long he would wait before taking this step, Graham replied, "Days, not weeks."
Chris Wallace Asks Pompeo if Impeachment Is Emboldening Enemies,
His Response is a Mic Drop
Iraq’s Parliament Calls for Expulsion of U.S. Troops from the Country
in Symbolic, Non-Binding Vote

Iraqi lawmakers approved a resolution Sunday calling to expel U.S. troops from the country, following an American drone attack that killed Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani. The resolution asks the Iraqi government to end the agreement under which Washington sent forces to Iraq more than four years ago to help in the fight against the Islamic State terror group.
Pompeo: U.S. Would Have Been 'Culpably Negligent' if
Soleimani Left Alive

"I think any reasonable person who saw the intelligence that the senior American leaders had in their possession would have come to the same conclusion that President Trump and our leadership team did about the fact that there would have been more risk to America, more risk through inaction than there was through the action that we took.”
Game Over, Dems: Obama DHS Sec. Jeh Johnson says
Trump had ‘ample domestic legal authority’ for Soleimani Strike

Jeh Johnson, DHS secretary under Barack Obama, said on “Meet the Press” this morning that President Trump had “ample domestic legal authority” to launch the attack on Iranian General Qassem Soleimani and that he didn’t need “an additional congressional authorization”
Pics of Obama Hosting at White House Two People
Pompeo Says "Abetted" Attack on Embassy

The leader of an Iran-backed US embassy siege in Baghdad was welcomed to the White House by Barack Obama eight years ago before becoming Tehran's 'point man' in Iraq. Hadi al-Amiri was Iraq's minister of transport under then-Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki and stood in the Oval Office as part of Maliki's delegation on a visit to the White House in December 2011.
There is Something Fundamentally Wrong with Democrats
Derek Hunter
It’s odd how the political left cheers America’s shortcomings and mourns its victories. The United States killed the top terrorist on the planet Thursday, and Democrats were…upset. Perhaps “upset” is too vague, they were a combination of angry and scared. They were angry that President Trump ordered an air strike on Qassem Soleimani, a man responsible for the deaths of more than 600 American soldiers and thousands more wounded.
As a Former Whistleblower,
I think the Ukraine Complaint is a Cowardly Crock

Fred Fleitz
There’s a proper way for a CIA whistleblower to complain about a president. The anonymous CIA whistleblower who set off the Ukraine impeachment brouhaha did it wrong. I would know – because I’m a former CIA officer who filed a whistleblower complaint against the Clinton White House and CIA management.
SERIOUSLY? Time Magazine Once Compared Soleimani to
 Lady Gaga, James Bond

The media has a less than stellar track record when it comes to their assessments of heinous, murderous leaders. Such was the case in 2017, when Time magazine referred to the now-deceased Iranian terrorist leader Qasem Soleimani as "James Bond, Erwin Rommel and Lady Gaga rolled into one."
Man Charged with Second Degree Manslaughter
Released from Prison Under Democrats' 'Bail Reform'

On Thursday, a man charged with second degree manslaughter in connection to the murder of a 29-year-old Albany woman was released from jail after the judge overseeing the case reportedly claimed Democrats' new "bail reform" legislation no longer allows her to keep the charged party in custody. "Happening now: Paul Barbaritano is being released on his own recognizance," reported Jaclyn Cangro. "He is charged with 2nd degree manslaughter in connection to the death of Nicole Jennings."
People are going to die because of this
Republican AGs Say Bloomberg is Secretly Embedding
An Army of Anti-Trump Attorneys Inside State Offices

Republican attorneys general are arguing that billionaire Michael Bloomberg is using his vast wealth to embed an army of lawyers into state offices for the purpose of taking on oil companies and President Donald Trump. Bloomberg Philanthropies financed a group that is planting private attorneys into state attorneys general offices for the explicit purpose of pushing back against Trump’s regulatory rollbacks.
Candidate Bloomberg Says
He Wants to Take Away Americans' Guns

At a campaign stop in Montgomery, Alabama, Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg told the crowd that he did not want the average person in America owning and using weapons. Bloomberg said: "It's the job of law enforcement to have guns and decide when to shoot. We just do not want the average citizen carrying a gun in a crowded place."
Columbine Survivor Wishes There was a Good Guy With a Gun Like Jack Wilson on the Day of the Notorious School Shooting
One of the survivors of the Columbine High School Massacre in 1999 wished there had been a law-abiding gun owner on the scene who could have neutralized the two assailants. The survivor, Evan Todd, cited the example of Jack Wilson's heroics at the Freeway Church of Christ near Fort Worth, Texas, where he stopped a potential mass shooting from taking place.
On This Day – 1/1/1863 – Republicans Freed the Slaves
And Democrats and Newspapers Denounced President Lincoln

"Demonstrating their depravity, New York's Gov. Horatio Seymour, who would be the 1868 Democrat presidential nominee, denounced the Emancipation Proclamation as "a proposal for the butchery of women and children." The Louisville Daily Democrat called it "an outrage of all constitutional law, all human justice, all Christian feeling." Although this is often ignored by the revisionists in academia Republicans led the charge on civil rights and women's rights.
Kaepernick Blasts Capitalism While Making Millions Off of
Nike’s Cheap, Overseas Labor Force

Warner Todd Huston
Former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick said that U.S. troops were plundering the “non white world” even as he rakes in millions from shoes made in Nike factories full of cheap labor all across the developing world. Kaepernick accused America of “imperialism,” of using terror against “black and brown bodies,” and he also said our troops are responsible for “plundering the non-white world.”
Newly-Elected Democrats Let Their Masks Slip,
Revealing the Fascists Beneath

Kurt Schlichter
Since the 2018 elections, we have seen a lot of stupid people electing Democrats in state and local elections, and since the garbage Democrats have the garbage Midas touch – everything they come in contact with turns to a Scat Francisco sidewalk – these dumb voters are now suffering the consequences of their misguided trust in these aspiring authoritarians.
J.K. Rowling is Taking Heat from the LGBT Left
 The Reason Should Concern Us All.

Nicole Russell
Just weeks ago, few could have predicted the fiery backlash that J.K. Rowling, author of the bestselling "Harry Potter" series, would receive from her own fans. Yet just before Christmas, that's exactly what she received. Why? Because she dared defend a woman who was fired simply for expressing a defense of biological reality.
Colleges Dupe Parents and Taxpayers
Walter E. Williams
Colleges have been around for centuries. College students have also been around for centuries. Yet, college administrators assume that today's students have needs that were unknown to their predecessors. Those needs include diversity and equity personnel, with massive budgets to accommodate.
Ugly Lady Gives Birth, News Outlets Pretend She's a Man
With the sensational headline, Transgender Man Gives Birth to Non-Binary Partner's Baby with Female Sperm Donor, the UK Mirror acted as though something novel happened. In reality, the story is that a woman with self-induced hormonal problems gave birth as a surrogate to a baby conceived by her lesbian lover and male sperm donor. Is it news?
DIY-Deficiency:
2 in 5 Adults Can’t Fix a Single Household Problem Without Google

The internet is supposed to make our lives easier, and it’s hard to argue that it hasn’t. However, a new survey of 1,000 American adults suggests that all of that convenience may be robbing an entire generation of basic home maintenance skills. In all, about two in five (38%) respondents said they are helpless and unable to fix any common household problems (patching up a drywall, fixing a running toilet) without the help of the internet.
Virginia: Gun, Ammo Sales Skyrocketing as Citizens arm Up in Anticipation of Tyrannical Gun Confiscation Efforts
As much as Democrats hate guns, gun rights and the Second Amendment, they are the best marketers and sellers of firearms and firearms accessories around. When Barack Obama was president, every time he brought up new control measures like an “assault weapons ban,” sales of those weapons would blast upward. That led some of us to believe that Obama, secretly, owned stock in American firearms makers.
Anti-Gun Hollywood Steps Up Armed Protection for Golden Globes
New York Daily News reports Beverly Hill Police Department Capt. Michael Hill saying, “We have a robust security plan that includes assistance from our local, state, and federal law enforcement partners. Additionally, we will be using the most contemporary technologies in an attempt to ensure the ceremony is held without incident.”

Week ending 29 December 2019

Blue State Blues: A Decade of Fake News
Joel B. Pollak
The idea of a "decade in review" article at the end of 2019 is a bit of "fake news." Technically, the current decade does not end until December 31, 2020. In that spirit, it is worth looking back at the past ten years through the "fake news" lens. These were years in which the mainstream media used false allegations and biased reporting to suppress conservative voices; they were also the first years in which, thanks to Andrew Breitbart, we began to resist them.
The Decade That Blew Up Energy Predictions
Amy Harder & Andrew Witherspoon
America's energy sources, like booming oil and crumbling coal, have defied projections and historical precedents over the last decade. It shows how change can happen rapidly and unexpectedly, even in an industry known to move gradually and predictably. With a new decade upon us, let's look back at the last one's biggest, most surprising energy changes.
Justice Dept. Clears Trump of Any Wrongdoing in
Call With Ukrainian Leader

The Justice Department's Criminal Division has cleared President Donald Trump of any wrongdoing regarding a phone call he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July, despite House Democrats' claims of a "quid pro quo" and "bribery." Specifically, the DoJ found that nothing about the conversation violated campaign finance laws, and that Trump did not seek assistance from Zelensky to investigate the Ukraine-related activities of former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter Biden.
Nasdaq Tops 9,000 on Boosts from Amazon, Trade Optimism
The Nasdaq crossed the 9,000-point mark for the first time on Thursday as all three major Wall Street indexes posted record closing highs, boosted by optimism over U.S.-China trade relations and gains in shares of Amazon.com after a report signaled robust online holiday sales.
Under Trump, USA Has Gone from Creating
One-Fifth of the World's GDP to Creating One-FOURTH of It

Whenever President Donald Trump brags about how well the U.S. economy is doing under his administration and under his policies, the lamestream Democrat media rushes in to "fact-check" him with out-of-context references, measures, and figures in an attempt to refute him. But the facts are thus: The U.S. economy under this president, not the last one, is reaching new heights and never-before-seen growth that can no longer be seriously refuted.
WaPo Columnist Rips Rachel Maddow for Hyping Steele Dossier
"She seemed to be rooting for the document," he said.

"As part of her Russianist phase, Maddow became a clearinghouse for news increments regarding the dossier," writes Post media columnist Eric Wemple in his fifth installment in a series reviewing the media's coverage of Steele's dossier. Wemple took on the project in the wake of the Justice Department inspector general's (IG) report which undercut key aspects of the dossier, authored by former British spy Christopher Steele.
CIA Director Gina Haspel is Feeling the Heat as John Durham's Investigation Focuses on CIA Misconduct
With the IG's report released, is looks as though Durham is focusing on the role of the CIA in this soft coup attempt. Why the CIA? Because though we know ... there seems to have been an unseemly amount of collaboration with foreign intelligence services in this whole mess.
Sheriff Slams Pete Buttigieg After He Pledges to
Legalize Meth, Cocaine, and Ecstasy Possession

Polk County, Florida Sheriff Grady Judd ripped 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg on Friday after the the South Bend, Indiana mayor pledged to legalize drug possession across the board... Judd's comments come after Buttigieg recently told editors of the Des Moines Register that "Incarceration should not even be a response to drug possession."

Pete Buttigieg Faces Criticism for Calling Jesus a Refugee – Demonstrates Scant Biblical Knowledge
"Today I join millions around the world in celebrating the arrival of divinity on earth, who came into this world not in riches but in poverty, not as a citizen but as a refugee," he tweeted. His tweet came just days after the 2020 presidential candidate released his plan calling for a significant increase in refugee admissions and setting an admissions minimum of 95,000.

Pete Buttigieg's Husband Will Call Himself 'First Gentleman' if
Buttigieg Becomes President

Chasten Buttigieg, the husband of South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg, currently refers to himself as the "First Gent of South Bend" on Twitter and refers to himself as the "First Gentleman" when he discusses what he will do if husband Pete becomes president of the United States.

Pete Buttigieg's Father Was a Marxist Professor
Who Lauded the Communist Manifesto

The father of Democratic presidential hopeful Pete Buttigieg was a Marxist professor who spoke fondly of the Communist Manifesto and dedicated a significant portion of his academic career to the work of Italian Communist Party founder Antonio Gramsci, an associate of Vladimir Lenin. Paul Kengor, a professor at Grove City College and an expert in communism and progressivism, said Buttigieg was among a group of leftist professors who focused on injecting Marxism into the wider culture.
Private-eye Firm Claims Hunter Biden is Linked to
Multiple Criminal Probes

Hunter Biden is the subject of multiple criminal investigations related to "fraud, money laundering and a counterfeiting scheme," it's claimed in court documents filed Monday in his Arkansas paternity case. The claims were put forward by a Florida-based private-eye firm, D&A Investigations, in Biden's ongoing case against alleged baby mama Lunden Alexis Roberts, a former Washington, DC, stripper who went by "Dallas."
Nanny State Regulators are Banning Dollar Stores to
Protect Big Business

Bruce Yandle
This latest example comes courtesy of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, after reports detailed how the city of Stonecrest, Georgia, outlawed future small-box discount stores with fewer than 12,000 square feet of space and sell most of their goods for $5 or less… this is not the first instance of local governments seeking to lock out dollar stores. Similar restrictions have been implemented in Birmingham, Alabama, and Fort Worth, Texas.
Former California Assemblyman Chuck Devore on
Homeless Crisis: 'Progressive Left Policies are Killing the State'

"Everything is more expensive. Their energy is more expensive, housing is more expensive," Devore said. "If you want a blueprint of what America will look like if the left takes over, look no further than California," he said. "They have half of the nation's unsheltered individuals in one state, in California. The place is falling apart."

Ben Carson: I Hoped to Find More
'Urgency in the Leadership' in California on Homelessness

Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said Thursday that California's government is not showing "urgency" in finding constructive solutions to the state's homelessness epidemic. Carson told Ed Henry exclusively on "The Story" that the U.S. has made great strides over the last 10 years to reduce homelessness – if the figures omitted the Golden State.

San Francisco Chronicle Bashes Dems for Lack of Action:
Homelessness Rising in California Despite Dropping Nationally

The nation's homelessness problem has to a disturbing degree become California's homelessness problem. While the latest counts compiled by the federal government show that America's homeless population is growing again after more than a decade of declines, the entire national increase and more can be attributed to California alone.
Baltimore: Another Democrat Rat Caught –
Former State Delegate Facing Wire Fraud & Bribery Charges

Baltimore, Maryland is as crooked as a dog's hind leg. We've seen that in numerous ways from letting students who miss more than 100 days of school to graduate to the filth and murders in the city to its corrupt mayors and police officers. Now, a former Maryland state delegate is facing federal honest services wire fraud and bribery charges for official actions allegedly taken on legislation related to medical marijuana, opioid therapy clinics, and liquor licenses.
Will Sky-High Drug Prices Spur the U.S. to Use An Obscure Power
Over Patents?

Jonathan Gardner, editor BioPharma Dive
In 2010, people with a rare enzyme disorder called Fabry found supply of the only treatment rationed. Those taking Genzyme's drug Fabrazyme could only get a third of their normal dose, and new patients couldn't get any. The reason? Viral contamination at the company's Allston, Mass. plant. Patients on rationed doses suffering a resumption of symptoms like pain, high blood pressure and vision problems petitioned the federal government to invoke long-standing authority to "march in" to revoke Genzyme's patent and give it to another company that could meet demand.
Leftist Vox Admits Trump's Judicial Appointments
More Qualified Than Obama's

Although Vox senior correspondent Ian Millhiser spent much of his December 19 article ("What Trump has done to the courts, explained") worrying that "No president in recent memory has done more to change the judiciary than Donald Trump," he also granted the surprising concession that the judicial appointments have been highly qualified. Indeed, more qualified than the federal court picks of his predecessor, Barack Obama.
Democrats Seek to Outlaw Suburban, Single-Family House Zoning,
Calling it Racist and Bad for the Environment

Democrats in Virginia may override local zoning to bring high-density housing, including public housing, to every neighborhood statewide – whether residents want it or not. The measure could quickly transform the suburban lifestyle enjoyed by millions, permitting duplexes to be built on suburban lots in neighborhoods previously consisting of quiet streets and open green spaces.
Elizabeth Warren's Fibbing is Forming a Pattern
Washington Examiner editorial
Maybe Democrats have decided that, in the era of President Trump, honesty is no longer required. Or maybe Elizabeth Warren is just too insecure to tell the truth about her own life. Whatever the reason, the Massachusetts senator has built her campaign on a foundation of exaggerations and misrepresentations.

Warren's Claim That Her Father was a Janitor Infuriates Her Brother
Bronson Stocking
Elizabeth Warren is known to lie about her past, so it's probably a good thing for the Democratic candidate that her three older brothers have largely remained silent while she's been out on the campaign trail. But in a recent article in the Boston Globe, it was reported that Warren's older brother David Herring was furious after learning that his younger sister claimed their father worked as a janitor after suffering a heart attack.
Study: Fracking Ban Would Hurt Pennsylvania and
Five Other State  Economies

A ban on hydraulic fracturing would hit Pennsylvania's economy hard, according to a study released Thursday by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Researchers predict the state would lose roughly 609,000 jobs and $261 billion in gross domestic product by 2025 if lawmakers were to issue an outright ban on fracking. The average Pennsylvania consumer would see his cost of living increase by $4,654, while household income would decrease by $114 billion by 2025, according to the study.
Denver Sticking to Sanctuary Policy Following Arrest of Hit-and-Run Suspect Who Was Already Deported Six Times
Denver officials do not plan on fully cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) if they release an illegal alien who was deported six times before getting arrested for fleeing the scene of a deadly hit-and-run accident. Juan Sanchez, a Mexican national living in the U.S. illegally, is accused of striking a pedestrian in the Denver area with a vehicle and immediately fleeing the scene.
Suspects Released Without Bail After Shocking Attacks on Jews
Suspects arrested in last week's spree of eight anti-Semitic attacks are being quickly released right back into the neighborhoods they terrorized thanks to "bail reform" legislation – which doesn't even take effect until Jan. 1. The most recent case of revolving-door justice came Saturday morning, with the release, with no bail, of a woman charged with punching and cursing at three Orthodox women...
De Blasio's NYC
Cuomo Won't Let All Judges Officiate Weddings –
Because Some Were Appointed by Trump

Gov. Cuomo just vetoed a bill that would have allowed all federal judges to officiate at weddings in New York – saying he can't stomach the idea that even some of the jurists might be President Trump appointees. "I cannot in good conscience support legislation that would authorize such actions by federal judges who are appointed by this federal administration," Cuomo said in a statement Friday as he shot down the bill – which was passed overwhelmingly by the Democratic-controlled state legislature.
Texas Church Shooting: Gunman Kills 2,
'heroic' Armed Parishioners Take Down Shooter

A gunman opened fire in a Texas church on Sunday, killing two people and injuring others before two "heroic" parishioners shot and killed him at the scene, police said. The shooting unfolded around 10 a.m. at the West Freeway Church of Christ, in the city of White Settlement, just outside Fort Worth, police said.
Gun Regulators Have Admitted to Violating the Second Amendment
Michael Hammond
The organization's argument is by no means controversial. The government bureau that made them illegal, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, even admitted in a court filing that it lacks authority under the Gun Control Act and National Firearms Act to issue the rule. In short, it violated the Second Amendment as a way of reaping more power for itself, and that should not be tolerated.
Dearborn: Ten Muslims Indicted in
$50 Million Massive Medical Fraud

Stealing $54 million from programs that helped the poor pay for their medicine. And where did it go? To fund jihad, perhaps? Seven Dearborn residents and three others from Dearborn Heights were charged Wednesday with multiple counts of pharmaceutical fraud for their alleged involvement in a $46 million insurance scam. A federal grand jury indicted the 10 people on charges including wire fraud, mail fraud and money laundering.
Financial Jihad perhaps?
Islamic State Films Gruesome Beheadings in
"Message to Christians All Over the World"

The Islamic State has released a video which purportedly shows the brutal execution of 11 blindfolded Christians in Nigeria, the day after Christmas, in revenge for the killing of ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi and IS spokesman Abdul-Hasan al-Muhajir, accordign to Ahmad Salkida – a journalist who was first sent the video.
China Orders Christians to Rewrite the Bible for the
Era of President Xi

As the world prepares to celebrate Christmas, Chinese Communists have announced plans to rewrite the Bible so that it falls in line with the Party ideology. The bizarre requirement was reported by respected French newspaper Le Figaro yesterday evening, quoting their correspondent in Beijing, and it apparently extends to all major religions, including Christianity, Islam and Buddhism.

Week ending 22 December 2019

These Have Been the
Best Few Weeks of Trump's Presidency

Marc A. Thiessen
The economy is humming, Trump's accomplishments are accumulating and impeachment is backfiring – and that makes these the best weeks of Trump's presidency so far.
The Media Help Erode Our Norms
L. Brent Bozell III and Tim Graham
When The Washington Post infamously posted the motto "Democracy Dies in Darkness" on its masthead after Donald Trump was elected, it was implicit – The Post will deny it – that Trump is the enemy of democracy, and of "light" or transparency.
Ken Starr:
Nancy Pelosi's Impeachment Freeze 'constitutionally' Wrong

In a Bloomberg op-ed, Feldman cautioned that, in order to officially impeach the president, Pelosi must send the articles of impeachment to the Republican-led Senate. He said that while she can delay sending the articles, she cannot do so for an "indefinite" period of time. "it's an impeachment with a footnote or with an asterisk," Starr said. "By the way, it never went over to the Senate, which I think means that it's a bit of a phony impeachment."
How Trump is Filling the Liberal 9th Circuit With Conservatives
The Senate confirmation of Lawrence VanDyke and Patrick Bumatay to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals this month brought to nine the number of appointments President Donald Trump has made to the 29-member bench that serves as the last stop for nearly all legal complaints lodged in nine Western states.
New Evidence Shows Hunter Biden-Ukraine Payments Flagged as
'Suspicious' in Early 2016

Investigative journalist John Solomon reported Tuesday on new evidence from the Ukrainian and Latvian governments as well as interviews with officials that adds to "the mounting evidence that there was ongoing investigative activity surrounding Burisma Holdings and Hunter Biden's compensation as a board member in the weeks just before Joe Biden forced the firing of the Ukraine prosecutor overseeing the Burisma investigation in spring 2016."
Omar Reportedly Shouts 'Stop it!' as GOP's McCarthy Recounts
Tlaib's Profane Comment About Trump Impeachment

The group of four freshman House Democrats dubbed "the Squad" each had something to say Wednesday before the entire House voted along party lines to impeach President Trump. In the case of Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., it was the repeated shouting of "Stop it!" when House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy recounted a profane remark about President Trump that fellow Squad member Rep. Rashida Tlaib, D-Mich., had uttered back in January.
Rev. Graham: Impeachment?
Trump Just Seated 50th Conservative to Appeals Court!

Commenting on the House Democrats' impeachment of President Trump, Christian leader Franklin Graham noted that the president was still working hard by completing "his 50th appellate court appointment," which will positively affect the nation "for years to come." With the help of the GOP Senate, Trump has so far appointed 173 "originalist" judges to seats on various federal courts.
Flashback: What Exactly Has Trump Done?
Timothy Benton – Mar 29, 2019
We have all been asked this question, you would think from watching the news other than putting a supreme court justice on the empty bench in the court, Trump has done nothing. We have heard the cries from the left, the only thing they think he has done since taking office nine months ago was colluding with the Russians or run off on Air Force One to have fluff pictures with other heads of state, and this is what the leftist controlled news wants you to know.
Trump Economy to Boom in 2020
According to Big-money Managers

A net 29 percent of fund managers questioned by Bank of America expect global growth to improve over the next year, and many are betting on gains in American technology and growth stocks, along with government bonds. The reading was a "big reversal" from the 50 percent who expected growth to weaken in June, and it capped off a two-month gain of 66 percent, according to chief investment strategist Michael Harnett. He added a net 68 percent of respondents say "recession is unlikely in 2020."
Six Ways We Were Blind to
Screaming Red Flags About Government Surveillance

Sharyl Attkisson
The secretive Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court has given the FBI until Jan. 10 to address abuses and lapses identified by the Department of Justice inspector general (IG) in a recent report. That report heavily criticized FBI practices in its long-term spy case that produced no evidence of any American improperly conspiring with Russia during the 2016 presidential election.
First FBI Employee Sentenced to Jail in Anti-Trump Scandals
Thomas Lifson
A now-former FBI employee is going to jail for illegally accessing private emails and attempting to expose them to his employer and the media. It's not James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, or Lisa Page, but at least it's a start. It's not clear if this was a personal freelance effort or if more senior levels were involved, but if the latter is the case, there is no evidence leading to further prosecutions of the higher-ups.
Gun Regulators Have Admitted to Violating the Second Amendment –
Two Months Ago ATF Also Found in Violation

Michael Hammond
On Dec. 11, Gun Owners of America argued before the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals that the government's recently enacted ban on bump stocks is illegal. The organization's argument is by no means controversial. The government bureau that made them illegal, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives, even admitted in a court filing that it lacks authority under the Gun Control Act and National Firearms Act to issue the rule.
Democrats' Election Win in Virginia Yields Gun Registration Proposal
Virginia Democrats are proposing a mandatory state gun registration measure after widespread public outrage forced them to back off a more aggressive plan to confiscate so-called assault weapons, a designation that gun experts have long rejected as arbitrary. Gun-control advocates call modern sporting rifles – such as the popular AR-15 – assault weapons, likening them to weapons of war.
Virginia County Passes Resolution Emphasizing 'right to a militia'
Local leaders in a southwest Virginia county have approved a resolution placing emphasis on citizens' rights to form a militia and disavowing gun control measures expected to pass through the state legislature next year. The Board of Supervisors in Tazewell County approved on Dec. 3 two resolutions according to local television station WJHL.
Virginia is Proving
Just How Impossible it is to Enforce Gun Control

Virginia Governor and Michael Jackson aficionado Ralph Northam has made his state ground zero for the gun control debate, and it's already blowing up in his face. He and his fellow Democrats came out guns blazing (pun intended), calling for not only a ban on so-called "assault weapons," but confiscation of everyone who currently possesses one. Not coincidentally, Northam also wants to greatly expand the definition of an assault weapons so that pistols and shotguns are also banned in addition to weapons.
National Guardsman: "We will not comply"
If Ordered by Virginia Governor to Arrest Police, Confiscate Guns

Law Enforcement Today
In the increased advancement of the infringing on our 2nd Amendment rights, a member of the Virginia National Guard is putting his/her state legislators on notice. He's submitted a powerful response to an article we ran recently about lawmakers in that state threatening to call in the Guard to confiscate guns and arrest the cops that refuse to violate the Constitution.
The VA AG Seems a Little Cheesed Off Over
Those Second Amendment Sanctuary Proclamations

Jazz Shaw
The state Attorney General of Virginia seems to have finally grown tired of pesky counties and cities in his state passing Second Amendment sanctuary resolutions and would like to put the whole unpleasant affair behind him. But how does one do that? Why, by calling a press conference and issuing a proclamation, of course. Such resolutions are meaningless (according to the AG) and will have no effect on anything whatsoever.
Least-Educated State: 2-1/2 Million California Residents 25 and Older Never Completed 9th Grade; Highest Percentage in Nation
California once again ranked No. 1 among the 50 states for the percentage of its residents 25 and older who have never completed ninth grade and 50th for the percentage who have at least graduated from high school, according to new five-year estimates (2014-2018) released Thursday by the Census Bureau's American Community Survey.
New Zealand Gun Buyback Was An 'Unmitigated Failure'
Many New Zealand gun owners have refused to participate in a mandatory buyback program of military-style semi-automatic weapons implemented after the Christchurch massacre in March. Despite a penalty of up to five years in prison, up to two-thirds of firearms banned by the legislation were not turned in before the Friday deadline by New Zealand gun owners, the Washington Post reported.
Liberals are ignoring gun control failure
UN Bureaucrats Chow Down on Burgers – While Attacking Meat
Craig Rucker
They came for your car, your light bulb, your dishwasher and washing machine, your toilet, your electricity, your airline flight and so much more. Now you can add your burger and steak to their list of what they want to legislate, regulate or confiscate out of your existence. Your existence. Not theirs. The global warming agenda is the gift that keeps on giving for everyone who wants to control what you do.
CNN Pays 58 Airports $100,000 Each to Play Channel at Gates
Tucker Carlson Tonight reported CNN is spending millions of dollars to have their channel played at fifty-eight airports across the United States. As Carlson explained, CNN is paying the airports approximately $100,000 each to “pump propaganda into America’s airports, holding its hapless travelers hostage.”
CNN Ran Two Stories Saying Trump Opposes Russia Sanctions as
He Was About to Sign One Into Law

CNN's nakedly partisan reporting may have sunk to new lows this week. The news network ran, not just one, but two stories reporting that President Donald Trump is balking at sanctions targeting Russia for its 2016 election interference and annexation of Crimea. However, what CNN did not report is that the 45th president signed tough sanctions on Friday that target the Kremlin's expansion into European oil markets.

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