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.........................A timely collection of conservative articles about liberal influences on politics and culture in America ......................

Friday, June 23, 2017

On Mueller investigation, Trump should fight fire with fire

Political Cartoons by Robert Ariail

Karin McQuillan  "John Eastman, law professor at Chapman University, writes in American Greatness this week that the powers invested in Special Counsel Mueller to investigate "Russian hacking/collusion/obstruction poses grave dangers to our body politic and our liberty."  His advice to President Trump: Fight fire with fire.  Turn the law and the courts back on your opponents.  Trump is being investigated without any probable cause of a crime.  The Obama administration, in contrast, is a target-rich arena of criminal activity.

"It is unconstitutional to issue a search warrant when there has been no crime and there is no probable cause.  But that is exactly what President Trump's DOJ has inflicted on the president and his team with Mueller's special investigation.  It was not just cowardice, but folly for the DOJ to buckle to the left-wing media's hysterical insistence to investigate our president's alleged collusion with the FSB.  . . . 
"President Obama and his leftist minions spat on our constitution  and flouted the rule of law for eight long years.  Google "Obama flouts constitution," or see here and here and here and here and here.  Their abuse of power was ignored by the media and our partisan courts, but it has not been forgotten by conservatives. 
"President Trump's voters would like to see equality before the law upheld once again in America.  It is bad for our country that rich and powerful Democrat politicians and bureaucrats harm our national security and ruin other people's lives, in flagrant violation of the law, and are never held to account for their crimes." . . .  

Our friends and allies, the Saudis

'In their eyes the attackers are martyrs': Islamic sheikh claims Saudi Arabian team refused minute's silence for London terror victims because under Sharia law 'it's not a sin for a Muslim to kill a non-believer'


"An Islamic imam has suggested the Saudi Arabian team refused to take part in a minute's silence for the London terror victims because they believe 'it is not a sin for a Muslim to kill a non-believer'.

"Sheikh Mohammad Tawhidi says it is a 'lie' to say the Muslim culture does not remember the dead with a moment of silence, and instead argues the football team did not partake in the mourning because they stand with the jihadist men.

"'They did not stop for a moment of silence because according to Wahhabi Islam - which governs Saudi Arabia - it is not wrong or a sin for a Muslim to kill a non-Muslim,' he told Daily Mail Australia." . . .

Who says the Democrats have no message?

The message of the left   "The left does indeed have a message.  It is based in intimidation and guilt.
"In the wake of the Georgia election, the left cannot understand or explain its rejection by the electorate.  Some Democrats blame their fall out of favor on Nancy Pelosi.  Increasing numbers opine that the left has no real message to tell.  But liberalism does have a message.  It is strong, clear, and quintessentially left-wing.  Its message is the widespread projection of intimidation and assignment of guilt via self-righteous, sanctimonious activism. "

"If you happen to be Caucasian, an inherited trait over which you have no control, you are guilty of white supremacy.  America is guilty of being a war-mongering, imperialistic international bully driven by capitalistic greed.  The Constitution is obsolete, penned by illegitimate slave-owning Founding Fathers.  America was built on slavery.  Religious tenets (save Islam's) are oppressive fantasies.  Atheism and science will set you free.  You are responsible for global warming, which definitely, truly exists.  The Second Amendment needs to be repealed, although if a man of the left shoots Republicans, there is no need to bring it up.  Police officers are the rebirth of the KKK.  If you question the consequences of open immigration, you are not "who we are."  Etc.
"If you are hesitant to embark upon a program of self-flagellation in response to any of the above, you are a hateful, obstructive, unenlightened, racist, sexist, homophobic xenophobe belonging to a clan of Neanderthal bigots.  You should go to your room and remain silent.  You are deplorable.
"This is the message of the left – the message of those seeking tolerance, co-existence and brotherhood, of those who want to "have a conversation" and then not allow it." . . .

Wonder Woman and her "Lasso of Truth"

This Criticism of GOP Health Reform Is Revealing

The American Interest


California invested heavily in solar power. Now there's so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it

LA Times

"On 14 days during March, Arizona utilities got a gift from California: free solar power. 
"Well, actually better than free. California produced so much solar power on those days that it paid Arizona to take excess electricity its residents weren’t using to avoid overloading its own power lines.
"It happened on eight days in January and nine in February as well. All told, those transactions helped save Arizona electricity customers millions of dollars this year, though grid operators declined to say exactly how much.And California also has paid other states to take power.
"The number of days that California dumped its unused solar electricity would have been even higher if the state hadn’t ordered some solar plants to reduce production — even as natural gas power plants, which contribute to greenhouse gas emissions, continued generating electricity.
"Solar and wind power production was curtailed a relatively small amount — about 3% in the first quarter of 2017 — but that’s more than double the same period last year. And the surge in solar power could push the number even higher in the future.
"Why doesn’t California, a champion of renewable energy, use all the solar power it can generate?" . . .

Johnny Depp Jokes About A Trump Assassination: 'Maybe It's Time'

INQUISITR  . . . "Perhaps what’s even in more bad taste, the hipsters in the audience cheered what the Pirates of the Caribbean star had to say, according to British media reports. . . . "When someone in the audience apparently asked him about Trump, Johnny Depp reportedly had this to say, according to the Guardian and the Telegraph.“ 'I think he needs help and there are a lot of wonderful dark, dark places he could go. It is just a question — I’m not insinuating anything. By the way, this is going to be in the press. It will be horrible. I like that you are all a part of it. When was the last time an actor assassinated a president? I want to qualify, I am not an actor. I lie for a living. However, it has been a while, and maybe it is time.' ”

Rick Moran comments on this in American Thinker:   . . . "Depp, like other celebrities seeking attention, knows the quickest way to gain tons of media exposure is to advocate the assassination of the president of the United States. His "qualifiers" notwithstanding, Depp knew that the assembled press would eat up his John Wilkes Booth reference and blast it all over the world.

"It's pathetic. Johnny Depp's descent will not be stopped by his gaining cheap headlines or calculated PR moves. They used to say that there's no such thing as bad publicity as long as they spell your name correctly. Only in the Hollywood cocoon is that still true."
Why don't we tire of Hollywood?  . . . "Pop pioneer Madonna, for example, celebrated the so-called “Women’s March” following Trump’s inauguration by telling crowds she “thought an awful lot about blowing up the White House.”
Comedian Kathy Griffin found herself in serious career trouble, losing tour dates and endorsement deals after she staged a bloody mock decapitation of the President last month."

Thursday, June 22, 2017

The great Muslim civil war — and us

Russia has, for the first time in decades, an open door to the Middle East, all enabled and virtually welcomed by the feckless, docile Obama-Kerry-Clinton triad.  TD
Charles Krauthammer

An Iraqi Popular Mobilization Front fighter on the Iraq-Syria border
"The U.S. shoots down a Syrian fighter-bomber. Iran launches missiles into eastern Syria. Russia threatens to attack coalition aircraft west of the Euphrates. What is going on?
"It might appear a mindless mess, but the outlines are clear. The great Muslim civil war, centered in Syria, is approaching its post-Islamic State phase. It’s the end of the beginning. The parties are maneuvering to shape what comes next.
"It’s Europe, 1945, when the war was still raging against Nazi Germany, but everyone already knew the outcome. The maneuvering was largely between the approaching victors — the Soviet Union and the Western democracies — to determine postwar boundaries and spheres of influence. 
. . . 
"Much of the fighting today is about who inherits. Take the Syrian jet the United States shot down. It had been attacking a pro-Western Kurdish and Arab force (the Syrian Democratic Forces) not far from Islamic State territory.
"Why? Because the Bashar al-Assad regime, backed by Iran, Hezbollah and Russia, having gained the upper hand on the non-jihadist rebels in the Syrian heartland (most notably in Aleppo), feels secure enough to set its sights on eastern Syria. If it hopes to restore its authority over the whole country, it will need to control Raqqa and surrounding Islamic State areas. But the forces near Raqqa are pro-Western and anti-regime. Hence the Syrian fighter-bomber attack."

Why Democrats keep losing

Above and Beyond
American Thinker  "They have gone 0-4 in the last special elections, and they keep blaming the wrong people and coming up with the wrong reasons for their losses.
"Here are ten reasons why they keep losing.
1. They have broken the federal budget.
We're still $19.8 trillion in debt, and this makes people nervous.  We have to be patient for the GOP to fix the problem.  The Dems don't even seem to believe that there is a problem.
2. They keep promoting the multiplier effect.
That is, if the government gets bigger and bigger and keeps spending money, then the economy will prosper, because for every one dollar the government spends, the expenditure puts at least $1.50 to $2.50 back into the economy.  They say this to promote big government.  Of course, this is nonsense, no matter how many line graphs they produce to prove their theory.  If there really is a multiplier effect, let it happen in the private sector.
3. Obamacare is still a disaster.
Dems and their fact-checkers keep telling us it is not in free fall, but more and more insurance companies are leaving the exchanges.
. . . 

. . . "All in all, the Dems are pushing too hard.  It's so odd that otherwise intelligent people can advocate such silliness that destroys themselves and stalls and hinders our country.

"It's clear enough that if Trump can do two things, he'll win re-election: simplify the tax code, and roll back the gigantic regulation bureaucracy.  Dems either adjust their views, which doesn't seem "imminent," or they'll keep losing the country.  And I say the country will be better off with more of their losses."

When A Free Press Opposes Free Speech

Mike Adams
"If you are a conservative or an honest liberal you know there is a free speech problem on college campuses. Obviously, there are no conservatives or honest liberals working on the editorial board of The Charlotte Observer."
When A Free Press Opposes Free Speech

"The Charlotte Observer recently ran an editorial, which seeks to intentionally misinform the public about HB527 – a bill to restore free speech on campuses in the UNC system. Let me be as clear as I possibly can: The editors who wrote this piece are not confused about what HB527 says. They are intentionally misrepresenting what it says because they oppose free speech. That’s a bold statement, which I intend to back by reprinting the worst parts of their editorial followed by my own observations: "…
"(T)he move by North Carolina and a handful of other states to enact laws that enhance punishment for students who disrupt speeches is a solution that would be worse than the problem. Despite what happened to (Ann) Coulter and the likes of Tom Tancredo over his immigration views, UNC Wilmington Professor Mike Adams and his conservatism, and Spike Lee, who faced death and bomb threats when he spoke in North Carolina years ago, free speech is well­protected on college campuses. The proposed law, which passed the House in Raleigh late last week, may end up undercutting some forms of free expression to purportedly enhance the protection of other forms." 
"The editors have managed to put three unsupported assertions into the same paragraph. They twice assert that HB527 may hurt free speech but they don’t tell us how. As bad as that is, it pales by comparison to the utterly absurd assertion that “free speech is well­ protected on college campuses.' ”  . . .

Sorry ladies; To Kamala Harris and other Democrats you're not their kind of Muslims

Ayaan Hirsi Ali . . . actively opposes honor violencechild marriage and female genital mutilation. She has founded an organisation for the defense of women's rights . . . A former practicing Muslim, Hirsi Ali is an atheist. She has received numerous death threats because of her criticism of Islam. Pittsburgh imam Fouad El Bayly was reported as saying that the activist deserved the death sentence but should be tried and judged in an Islamic country.

Asra Q. Nomani is a Muslim, an immigrant, a woman and a Trump supporter. Here's why this long-time liberal voted for Donald Trump..  Also read where a Georgetown professor told her to go to hell.

Kamala Harris, Speak Up, Don't Be Silent on Women's Rights

Unfortunately it has to be read at the link, TD

"Last week, Senator Kamala Harris, a Democrat from California, made headlines when Republican senators interrupted her at a hearing of the Senate Intelligence Committee while she interrogated Attorney General Jeff Sessions. The clip of the exchange went viral; journalists, politicians and everyday Americans debated what the shushing signified about our still sexist culture.The very next day, Senator Harris took her seat in front of us as a member of the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. We were there to testify about the ideology of political Islam, or Islamism." Via Lucianne 

Sorry Ladies, You’re the Wrong Kind of Muslims  . . . "The other witness was Asra Nomani, a writer and activist for equal rights for women in Islam. She has taught journalism at Georgetown University. She was a correspondent for the Wall Street Journal. In 2002, she was on assignment in Karachi, Pakistan. A fellow WSJ reporter, Daniel Pearl, and his wife were staying with Nomani. In January of that year, Pearl was kidnapped by Muslim terrorists. Nine days later Pearl’s captors released a video in which Pearl addressed the world: “My name is Daniel Pearl. I’m a Jewish American from Encino, California, USA.” Then, on camera, the terrorists slit Pearl’s throat and cut off his head.

"Like Hirsi Ali, Nomani is a heretic. In a Washington Post guest column she wrote, “I am a Muslim, a woman, and an immigrant. I voted for Trump.” This admission set off Professor Christine Fair, one of Nomani’s colleagues from her days at Georgetown. Taking to social media (where else?), Fair advised Nomani, “I have written you off as a human being.” Fair went on to denounce Nomani for “pimping yourself out” for media attention, and characterized her as a one-woman “fame mongering clown show.” Then, predictably, Fair added “F*** off” and “GO TO HELL.” Nomani filed a complaint with Georgetown’s Institutional Diversity, Equity and Affirmative Action organization. I’m sure the organization’s administrators will censure Fair most severely. 

. . . "During the question and answer period, none of the Democrats on the committee addressed a single question to Hirsi Ali or Nomani, not even the four women senators, McCaskill, Senator Kamala Harris of California, Senator Maggie Hassan of New Hampshire, and Senator Heidi Heitkamp of North Dakota, who you think would be eager to give the floor to two women of color who were advocates for women’s rights." . . .

Why Did Claire McCaskill Ignore Two Women Testifying About Islam?
"There are four females senators on the committee: Sen. McCaskill (D-MO), Sen. Heitkamp (D-ND), Sen. Hassan (D-NH), and Sen. Harris (D-CA) (the same Senator fundraising off claims she was ‘silenced’ for rudely interrupting witnesses during a Senate Intel Committee hearing).
"The only senators attending were ranking members, Sen. Johnson (R-WI) and Sen. McCaskill (D-MO).

"After opening statements were given, Hirsi Ali and Nomani were almost completely ignored for the duration of the hearing.

. . . "Nomani didn’t mince words, speaking specifically to radical Islamic groups promoting sharia within the United States, citing Northern California, Michigan, and Northern Virginia. Rather than address these realities, her testimony and insight were ignored in favor of two think tankers.

"But please, lecture me about how the patriarchy oppresses women in this country."

Spot the difference: CNN vs. Breitbart edition

First this: Most Americans (On All Sides) Now Agree Bias Infects The Media  
 . . . But it is disturbing for the healthy, long-term functioning of a democracy that’s supposed to rely on consensus decisions made by an informed electorate.
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Jack Hellner  "Two articles, one in CNN and one in Breitbart.  Can anyone spot the difference?

A police officer was stabbed in the back and neck Wednesday at an airport in Flint, Michigan, and the suspect is in custody and being questioned, according to authorities.
The FBI said it believed the attack was an "isolated incident" and is investigating whether it was an act of terrorism.
"We are aware of reports that the attacker made statements immediately prior to or while attacking the officer, but it is too early to determine the nature of these alleged statements or whether or not this was an act of terrorism," the FBI said.
Officer stabbed in Michigan by man yelling "Allahu Akbar"
"Why would CNN leave out what the stabber actually said in the article plus the person's race?  CBS radio also is not saying what the person said or his name and saying it is impossible to tell if it is terrorism.
"Somehow, the other day, when a white person drove a truck into Muslims in London, the media were immediately able to declare it terrorism and say the driver's race.  Isn't that amazing?" . . .