Saturday, October 6, 2018

Says It All

Gatestone Institute

  • So why did the American Civil Liberties Union oppose a Republican nominee to the Supreme Court and argue for a presumption of guilt regarding sexual allegations directed against that judicial nominee? The answer is as clear as it is simple. It is all about pleasing the donors. The ACLU used to be cash poor but principle-rich. Now, ironically, after Trump taking office, the ACLU has never become so cash-rich, yet principle-poor.
  • The problem is that most of the money is not coming from civil libertarians who care about free speech, due process, the rights of the accused and defending the unpopular. It is coming from radical leftists in Hollywood, Silicon Valley and other areas not known for a deep commitment to civil liberties.
  • The old ACLU would never have been silent when Michael Cohen's office was raided by the FBI and his clients' files seized; it would have yelled foul when students accused of sexual misconduct were tried by kangaroo courts; and it surely would have argued against a presumption of guilt regarding sexual allegations directed against a judicial nominee.
  • When the ACLU's national political director and former Democratic Party operative Faiz Shakir was asked why the ACLU got involved in the Kavanaugh confirmation fight, he freely admitted, "People have funded us and I think they expect a return."

Now that Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed, it is appropriate to look at the damage caused by the highly partisan confirmation process. Among the casualties has been an organization I have long admired.

After Politico reported that the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) was spending more than $1 million to oppose Judge Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court, I checked the ACLU website to see if its core mission had changed -- if the ACLU had now officially abandoned its non-partisan nature and become yet another Democratic super PAC. But no, the ACLU still claims it is "non-partisan."

So why did the ACLU oppose a Republican nominee to the Supreme Court and argue for a presumption of guilt regarding sexual allegations directed against that judicial nominee?

The answer is as clear as it is simple. It is all about pleasing the donors. The ACLU used to be cash poor but principle-rich. Now, ironically, after Trump taking office, the ACLU has never become so cash-rich, yet principle-poor. Before Donald Trump was elected President, the ACLU had an annual operating budget of $60 million dollars.[1] When I was on the ACLU National Board, it was a fraction of that amount. Today it is flush with cash, with net assets of over $450 million dollars. As the ACLU itself admitted in its annual report ending 2017, it received "unprecedented donations" after President Trump's election. Unprecedented" it truly has been: the ACLU received $120 million dollars from online donations alone (up from $3-5 million during the Obama years).

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

With all our new diversity, whatever became of our unity?


 When we are all minorities, and all behave as minorities, making our separate demands upon the country, what then holds America together?

 Or does not the acrimony attendant to the nomination of Judge Kavanaugh suggest that we have already become a land “split into a number of unsocial, jealous and alien sovereignties.”


Are Republicans Born Wimps?

Are Republicans Born Wimps?



By Patrick J. Buchanan

Republican leaders are “a bunch of wimps,” said Jerry Falwell Jr.

Conservatives and Christians need to stop electing “nice guys.”

“The US needs street fighters like Donald Trump at every level of government because the liberal fascists Dems are playing for keeps.”

So tweeted the son and namesake of the founder of the Moral Majority, and he has here a self-evident point.

Thursday, 11 GOP senators on the judiciary committee freely forfeited to a female prosecutor their right to cross-examine Christine Blasey Ford, the accuser of Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

The Republicans feared that televised images of 11 white men, sharply questioning the credibility of Ford’s claim to be a victim of Kavanaugh’s sexual assault, would be politically lethal.
So, while the Republicans mutely abstained from challenging her, Ford was treated by the Democrats as the reincarnation of Joan of Arc, though not a single witness has corroborated her story.

Friday, Sen. Jeff Flake caved to Democratic demands for another weeklong FBI investigation of the judge. The Republicans, egg visible on their faces, endorsed their colleague’s capitulation.

Thursday, Sen. Lindsey Graham had been the Republican lion of the hearing, indicting Democrats for the moral atrocity they had deceitfully and dishonorably perpetrated against the judge.

By Friday, our Cicero was reaching out in collegiality to the same senators he was castigating 24 hours before.

Tuesday, October 2, 2018

Why the U.S. Will Legalize Marijuana in One Chart

The slippery slope continues for the almighty dollar - beneficiary the public sector.

What's the next 'sin tax' to fund their jobs, health care and pensions?



The best solution for Uncle Sam’s sea of red ink may be green. A great green rush.
I have the perfect chart to illustrate why the U.S. will legalize marijuana. It comes down to the most basic of reasons.
And by that, I mean money. Specifically, money for governments.
Take a look at the first year of cannabis taxes in Nevada. That state has a 10% tax on retail sales of marijuana, and a 15% wholesale tax.

Nevada collected more than $69.8 million in marijuana tax revenue over the past 12 months. That’s 140% more than it expected to bring in. This news comes via the Nevada Department of Taxation.

And it’s not the only state reaping a green windfall. Colorado collected $247 million in cannabis taxes and licensing last year. That’s on top of $193 million in 2016 and $130 million in 2015.
Nine U.S. states and the District of Columbia legalized recreational marijuana. And 30 states and D.C. legalized medical marijuana use.

What this chart shows is the tremendous incentive for more states to legalize recreational weed.

Its about time

 Vivi

Technology in School

Free Range Teaching and the Technology Teachers ‘Beg For’

By Kelli Anderson     Oct 1, 2018

 

When Central Coast Grammar School (CCGS) refurbished a block of classrooms recently, it installed wireless screen mirroring technology in every room. Then the Australian K-12 school did something really radical. “We literally threw out our teachers’ desks,” says Damon Cooper, an English teacher and the director of teaching and learning at CCGS, in New South Wales. “There are just classrooms, and we can teach from anywhere within them.” He explains, “we’ve physically centered the room around the children. It’s not a theory; it’s not a philosophy; it’s not an approach. Literally, physically, the children are the center of the classroom.”

"The South Korea trade deal was the first domino to fall. 
 Now, it appears that a new NAFTA deal has been made
 And the Chinese are lowering tariffs

 It makes you wonder what our previous presidents were doing with their time, energy, and priorities.  #MAGA."

 Leslie Eastman: Morning Insurrection.

Friday, September 21, 2018

MeToo is now a witch-hunt - its about time to call it for what it is

 Spiked

Ian Buruma: victim of Sexual McCarthyism

The ousting of the NYRB editor confirms MeToo is now a witch-hunt.
MeToo has officially entered its McCarthyism stage. The ousting of Ian Buruma from the New York Review of Books is confirmation, for those who still needed it, that this hashtag movement is more about vengeance and censorship than justice. For Buruma’s crime was not to touch a woman without her consent or verbally harass his female workforce. It was merely to publish an essay by a man (Canadian broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi) who was accused of sexual assault and then acquitted in a court of law. When an esteemed editor can be expelled from polite society for publishing the words of a man who has not been found guilty of any crime, you know we live in dark, ugly times. MeToo is the midwife of this medieval-style policing of dissenting speech.

More than any other incident so far, the Buruma affair sums up the illiberal excesses and outright hysteria of the MeToo moment. Buruma’s speechcrime was twofold. First, he dared to give space to Ghomeshi to write about the accusations made against him and, sin of sins, even to make some jokes about today’s sexually straitened climate that is chewing up and spitting out men like him. Ghomeshi, who was accused by various women in 2014 of having non-consensual ‘rough sex’ with them — accusations that either didn’t make it to court or, in the cases of three women, were thrown out of court — says in his NYRB piece that he is a victim of ‘mass shaming’. And secondly, Buruma gave an interview to Slate in which he said Ghomeshi’s previous behaviour is not ‘really my concern’.

Another part of public being altered?

Since we're a Representative Republic could be tool to circumvent our elected officials.

To me this looks more like use of technology and lots of money to create 'mob government'.


New York Times

We’re Calling Voters in 2018 Battleground Races

The Times is conducting polls in dozens of the most competitive races across the country. And we’re doing it live.
592,591
calls made so far

When do we make a stand and fight back

This is the same as the US Catholic Conference of Bishops leading the drive to rid the Catholic Church of the cancer which has grown under the attack and acceptance of the baby boomer generation.  Answer:  the laity demanding Catholic doctrine, traditions and sacrifice

This pertain to American expecting our elected representative to change the direction, focus and tone of public discourse and policy.  Answer: citizen take back their governments (all levels)


Constitution rules this country (used to) not radical leftist




Uncivil Rights: Group Demands Take Down of Video Supporting Sick Child

September 20, 2018
Harper Smith is a 4-year-old little girl battling an illness for which she has been hospitalized. Members of the Lake City, Michigan community gathered in a football field in a heartfelt demonstration of support for Harper's family. Attendees called it a "family circle," and a pastor had offered prayer. Harper's father, Kyle Smith, is the head coach of the Lake City High School football team.

The football team livestreamed the gathering on its Facebook page. Their message: #harperstrong. It is the clarion call for what has become a community-wide movement to support a suffering child. A friend of the family said that even other football teams have marked their helmets with the message #harperstrong.

 The Constitution protects the people from the government establishment of religion. It does not protect anti-faith groups from viewing a gathering of community support and belief in a higher purpose. The remarkably uncivil civil rights group claims that the video "clearly" promotes religion. As noted above, the only message attached to the video is "#harperstrong." Attendees called it a "family circle." The only thing clear is that this school sought to support a family and their precious little girl in a time of need.

Under the looming threat of litigation, the school reluctantly took the video down after the Michigan Association of Civil Rights Activists cried foul and claimed that school property "has to remain free from religion." Under this group's logic, it is essentially unconstitutional to share a video on a public school's Facebook page if it shows people gathering anywhere on or near government property.
We have seen this before. The threat of hundreds of hours and thousands of dollars in litigation is a common scare tactic used by groups who seek to eviscerate religion from the public square.
Americans United for Separation of Church and State pulled the same stunt against a public school in Bossier County, Louisiana after the school contracted with a faith-based business to run an advertisement that displayed the business's logo, a cross, and its name, which included the word "Christ." Fortunately, that school fought back and ultimately voted to keep the advertisement on the football field.



It is the latest faulty argument from a group that wants to prohibit any display of belief in the public square. Even if the group was successful in taking down the video, it cannot take away the outpouring of support from a community that is #harperstrong.

Tony Perkins' Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.

Monday, September 17, 2018

The Oligarchy Grows - more censoreship

The latest billionaire-turned-media mogul
The Salesforce co-founder and his wife, Lynne, will buy Time magazine from the Meredith Corporation for $190 million.

Mr. Benioff follows in the footsteps of other billionaires, including
Jeff Bezos, who bought the WaPo;
Patrick Soon-Shiong, who acquired the L.A. Times; and
Sheldon Adelson, who purchased the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Lets add Warren Buffett
The Benioffs, whose estimated net worth is $6 billion, will provide the news publication with deep pockets and, for now, a promise to maintain Time’s editorial independence. (Mr. Benioff told the NYT: “We are only stewards of a historic and iconic brand.”)
Still, the deal highlights the tension of media outlets selling themselves to billionaires. Doing so may provide financial security, but there’s no way to prevent new owners from exerting more editorial control in the future. And if the outlets can’t make money, benefactors could sell them or shut them down.

Friday, September 14, 2018

Do you understand - we have lost our country

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New data: The border surge is increasing AGAIN

· September 13, 2018  
  
Border patrol at Paso del Norte
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What happens when we allow courts to countermand our immigration policy and unilaterally grant asylum to invaders at our border? What happens when every political and cultural institution sheds crocodile tears for illegal invaders rather than helping Americans harmed by their crime, drugs, gangs, and the fiscal burden? The laws of supply and demand dictate that more invaders will come. And indeed, that is what has happened in August. The president now has the perfect opportunity to make border security the number one demand of this month’s budget bill. Will he do it?

Illegal aliens respond to incentives very quickly
According to new data from Customs and Border Protection, the number of apprehensions of family units spiked by 38 percent in August compared to the previous month. That is a record for the month of August. The number of unaccompanied alien children (UACs) rose by 11.5 percent. Overall, almost 16,500 family units were apprehended at or in between entry points, a level that has not been seen during any month since the Obama administration.

This is even more disturbing given the growing trajectory. Because of the perception that policies would change with the new administration, the border flow slowed to a trickle in 2017. Now it has surged again, proving that the entire deterrent power of this administration is gone unless policies change. The flow of family units this August represents a 140 percent increase over August 2017, while the number of UACs increased by 44 percent. If record numbers of families are coming over during the August heat, that means we are in for a real treat in the fall and winter unless there is a change in policy.

The spike in the number of family units shows that a number of people who previously just sent their kids here alone to join other relatives, thinking that our leniency wouldn’t extend to adults, now understand that they can come together and be paroled together under catch-and-release.

The Daily Caller has published a video taken on an Arizona ranch showing 25 minutes of uninterrupted border infiltrations. This is not the hallmark of a first-world country. We have no control over our own sovereignty and security.

Remember, this is not even the busiest sector. Most of the families are pouring over the Rio Grande Valley in the far east sector of Texas.

What happens to these people?

As of the first three quarters of this fiscal year, only 1.4 percent of the 94,000 illegals who came as family units in 2017 were sent back home. It doesn’t take a genius to figure out why most would feel comfortable coming here and telling their friends about our policies. Our country can’t survive when it takes years to remove individuals who are clearly not entitled to be here. It’s death by a million lawsuits.

It’s not just impoverished bogus asylum-seekers coming over
While roughly 46,500 illegals were apprehended at our border this month, that means that, given our interdiction rate, at least as many were not apprehended.

What comes over the border along with bogus asylum claims? MS-13 and an endless array of drugs. Appallingly, the very same politicians who have promoted this invasion that single-handedly led to the “opioid crisis” beginning in 2013-2014 are passing a spending bill this week in the Senate to “address” the opioid crisis. Yet they refuse to define what the crisis is and what caused it. If they actually properly identified it, they would realize the impetus for the polydrug crisis (it’s not an opioid crisis) is this very border surge they refuse to even stop encouraging, much less halt.

It’s not just opioids like heroin and fentanyl pouring over the border from Mexico and distributed by the gangs and cartels harbored by sanctuary cities. Non-opioids like methamphetamine are surging to record levels, making them historically cheap to purchase. Just during the first 11 months of fiscal year 2018, over 77,000 pounds of this poison were seized by border agents. As late as 2012, that number was around just 18,000 pounds. What happened in between? The Central American border surge that is growing every month happened. In 2007, 5,171 people claimed credible fear in order to get asylum. In 2016, it was 91,786.

That is your “opioid” crisis right there. Funding the border wall, blocking the asylum loophole, and ending judicial amnesty and sanctuary cities would be the ultimate “opioid package.” But legislators keep their focus on doctors and pain patients.

Aside from MS-13, the massive surge of bogus asylum-seekers also serves as strategic cover for the cartels and smugglers, who orchestrate the entire process, to bring in Middle Easterners. We’ve seen an increase in “special interest alien” activity with the growth of the Central American invasion. As Todd Bensman of the Center for Immigration Studies observes, in the final months of the Obama administration, none other than DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson sent out a memo to top law enforcement agencies warning that the growth of Middle Easterners at the border demanded their “immediate attention.”

But it’s worse than simply facing a migration crisis where Middle Easterners slip in undetected amid the chaos of the Central American migration. Even if they are successfully interdicted by agents on the way in, they claim asylum just like the Central Americans do and are released. As Bensman, a former intelligence officer for the Texas Department of Public Safety, said on my podcast yesterday, the Middle Easterners don’t initially come to our border with bombs, they come with good stories. He warned that the broken asylum policies are not just the cause of the Central American migration, which in itself is facilitating the flow of Middle Easterners, it also remains the Achilles heel of our security, whereby terrorists can claim asylum just like in Europe.

Thanks to the courts uprooting sovereignty and statutes, anyone from around the world can come here.

Seventeen years after 9/11, while we are still chasing our tails in Afghanistan, our border is wide open for people to stream across. Rather than marshalling the entire country to fight against a dangerous open border by staying in session all of August promoting a budget bill closing all the border loopholes and building the wall, Republicans helped promote the Democrat premise that the emergency was about “uniting families.” Well, those families have now responded by pouring over the border at an increased level.

In addition, nothing is being done about the ultimate magnet – the ability of illegal aliens to steal Social Security numbers, with the help of the IRS, to file tax returns and obtain employment in this country. According to a recent report from the Immigration Reform Law Institute, 39 million Social Security numbers were stolen between 2012 and 2016 in W-2 filings. Congress, and even the administration, can end the magnet tomorrow by barring the IRS from processing refundable tax credits to those whose numbers don’t match and work with SSA to immediately notify the victim, the employer, and local law enforcement when a duplicate or fraudulent number is used.

Getting rid of the magnets, the broken courts, and the broken asylum policies is just as important, if not more important, than building the wall. Imagine if Trump and the Republicans made the next few weeks a budget battle over terrorism, the crushing costs of illegal immigration, MS-13, and the drug crisis all wrapped up in border security and sanctuary cities.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

Assimiliation under the rule of law is our greatest strength

  The Unpardonable Heresy of Tucker Carlson

The Unpardonable Heresy of Tucker Carlson


By Patrick J. Buchanan

Our diversity is our greatest strength.

After playing clips of Democratic politicians reciting that truth of modern liberalism, Tucker Carlson asked, “How, precisely, is diversity our strength? Since you’ve made this our new national motto, please be specific.”

Reaction to Carlson’s question, with some declaring him a racist for having raised it, suggests that what we are dealing with here is not a demonstrable truth but a creed not subject to debate.

Yet the question remains valid: Where is the scientific, historic or empirical evidence that the greater the racial, ethnic, cultural and religious diversity of a nation, the stronger it becomes?

From recent decades, it seems more true to say the reverse: The more diverse a nation, the greater the danger of its disintegration.

Ethnic diversity, after all, tore apart our mighty Cold War rival, splintering the Soviet Union into 15 nations, three of which — Moldova, Ukraine, Georgia — have since split further along ethnic lines.
Russia had to fight two wars to hold onto Chechnya and prevent the diverse peoples of the North Caucasus from splitting off on ethnic grounds, as Georgia, Armenia and Azerbaijan had done.
Ethnic diversity then shattered Yugoslavia into seven separate nation

Tuesday, September 11, 2018

They made their choice - I make mind.

This white men who is not on patrol just found other things to do then watch the NFL games. 
It is 2018 and everyone has a choice as Mr Kaepernick & NFL did.  Lets respect that and just exercise our own choice.

Welcome to freedom.



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The Ongoing Kaepernick Controversy Shows Much of White America Is Still in 'Slave Patrol' Mode

There’s a long history of whites trashing blacks when they protest the systems whites have put in place to keep them down
Protest has now moved from the streets to social media, and then into the venue most visible to white men in American public life: the NFL’s football fields.(Photo: AP)
Protest has now moved from the streets to social media, and then into the venue most visible to white men in American public life: the NFL’s football fields. (Photo: AP)
The slave patrols live.

Just ask any of the people at Nike who answer the phones and are dealing with an avalanche of angry white callers throwing the N-word around and complaining about Nike treating Kaepernick with respect.  Trump, Pence, and billionaire Rupert Murdoch’s Fox News are ginning up even more racist hysteria on a near-daily basis.

But this doesn’t come out of thin air.  There’s a long history of whites trashing blacks when they protest the systems whites have put in place to keep them down.

Policing people of color, which our history teaches was a “government function” handled by the southern states back in the day, was actually a largely civilian effort, although it depended on the support and constant encouragement of political leaders within government.

Policing people of color, which our history teaches was a “government function” handled by the southern states back in the day, was actually a largely civilian effort, although it depended on the support and constant encouragement of political leaders within government.

So, too, today’s largely civilian, male, and white “slave patrols” are on the lookout for anybody who may support Colin Kaepernick in his protests of police killings of unarmed black people. And those civilians, being called to arms by Trump and Pence with lies that Kaepernick doesn’t “respect” the flag or the national anthem, are flooding into the public square, from Twitter to retail stores.

Axis of Greed; Wall Street, Media, DC

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Thanks to Obama Bailouts and Trump Tax Cuts, Five Largest US Banks Have Raked in $583 Billion Since 2008 Crash

"With no jail time for executives and half a trillion in post-crisis profits, the big banks have made out like bandits during the post-crash period."
"Wall Street's grip on Washington is painfully evident in the corporate tax giveaways and deregulatory favors that Congress routinely bestows to this bonus-besotted industry," Bartlett Naylor, financial policy advocate for Public Citizen's Congress Watch division, said in a statement. (Photo: Bloomberg)

The 2008 financial meltdown inflicted devastating financial and psychological damage upon millions of ordinary Americans, but a new report released by Public Citizen on Tuesday shows the Wall Street banks that caused the crash with their reckless speculation and outright fraud have done phenomenally well in the ten years since the crisis.

"Wall Street's grip on Washington is painfully evident in the corporate tax giveaways and deregulatory favors that Congress routinely bestows to this bonus-besotted industry."

Bartlett Naylor, Public CitizenThanks to the Obama administration's decision to rescue collapsing Wall Street banks with taxpayer cash and the Trump administration's massive tax cuts and deregulatory push, America's five largest banks—JPMorgan Chase, Bank of America, Citigroup, Wells Fargo, and Goldman Sachs—have raked in more than $583 billion in combined profits over the past decade, Public Citizen found in its analysis marking the ten-year anniversary of the crisis.

"With no jail time for executives and half a trillion in post-crisis profits," said Robert Weissman, president of Public Citizen, "the big banks have made out like bandits during the post-crash period. Like bandits."

Using data from the Federal Reserve, Public Citizen also calculated that America's the banks now hold a combined $9.7 trillion in assets.

"In the aftermath of the Great Recession, American families continue to struggle. A new report by the Urban Institute finds that nearly 40 percent of Americans had trouble paying for basic needs such as food, housing or utilities in 2017," Public Citizen notes in its report. "The banks, on the other hand—with more than half a trillion dollars in profits over the past decade—are doing just fine."

If recent earnings reports are any indicator, big banks are on track to continue shattering profit records thanks to President Donald Trump's $1.5 trillion in tax cuts. Big banks are also expected to see a boost from a recently passed bipartisan deregulatory bill that analysts argue significantly heightens the risk of another crash.

"Wall Street's grip on Washington is painfully evident in the corporate tax giveaways and deregulatory favors that Congress routinely bestows to this bonus-besotted industry," Bartlett Naylor, financial policy advocate for Public Citizen's Congress Watch division, said in a statement.

According to a Washington Post analysis published on Saturday, many of the lawmakers and congressional aides who helped craft the Democratic Congress' regulatory response to the 2008 crisis have gone on to work for Wall Street in the hopes of benefiting from big banks' booming profits.

"Ten years after the financial crisis brought the U.S. economy to its knees, about 30 percent of the lawmakers and 40 percent of the senior staff who crafted Congress' response have gone to work for or on behalf of the financial industry," noted the Post's Jeff Stein.

Meanwhile, Main Street Americans who lost their homes, jobs, and savings as a result of the greed-driven crash are still struggling to get by on stagnant or declining wages, even as unemployment falls and the economy continues to grow at a steady clip.

Just another institution altered by the Baby Boomers

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On the Supreme Court, Democrats finally get their just deserts 31 years later

Monday, September 10, 2018

Dialogue with a Demagogue




September 10, 2018

Barack Obama is hitting the campaign trail -- and no one could be happier than Republicans! The former president stepped back into the spotlight last Friday, campaigning for a Congress that he spent his entire two terms ignoring.

 In a speech to University of Illinois students that was equal parts smug and self-righteous, the 44th president's antagonism was a potent reminder of what voters rejected in 2016. And not a moment too soon.

Almost two years to the day that Hillary Clinton gave her fateful "deplorables" speech, Obama proved that Democrats still haven't learned how to control their contempt for millions of conservative Americans. With a sanctimony that people learned to despise, one of the most polarizing presidents in history had the nerve to lecture Americans on demagoguery. Implying that Trump supporters are "bigots" and "fearmongers," Obama went on to blame Republicans for tearing the country apart. "...The politics of division and resentment and paranoia has unfortunately found a home in the Republican party," he said. This from a man who made Middle-America bashing a professional sport in his eight years at the White House. Who dismissed blue-collar patriots "bitter clingers" who turn to religion and guns because they're too ignorant to know better. Who called political opponents "unpatriotic" or even "craz[y]."

..... So let me get this straight. The president whose reign included an attorney general who was held in contempt of Congress, an administration that refused to enforce federal law, and misled Congress and the American public with meaningless executive orders wants to lecture evangelicals on lawfulness? That's like Judas lecturing Matthew on proper accounting principles.

Two years is a long time, but it's not long enough for the American people to forget the man who built a bigger bypass around the Constitution than I-495! His administration was synonymous with lawlessness. Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) chronicled 76 examples of it by 2014 alone. The president who said, "Middle class families can't wait for Republicans in Congress to do stuff. So, sue me," is sermonizing on political authority?
"He used his 'pen and phone' to circumvent the will of Congress," Chris Pandolfo fumed. "He sicced his IRS on conservative organizations for opposing his agenda. He ran a gun-running "Fast and Furious" program that put illegal firearms in the hands of violent criminals. His administration spied on Fox News reporter James Rosen. His communications director Anita Dunn said the Obama White House would treat Fox News "the way we would treat an opponent." Obama lied about keeping your doctor, lied about the Iran nuclear deal, lied about NSA spying, lied about how easy it is to buy a gun, and lied repeatedly throughout his presidency."
And that's just the tip of the overreach iceberg. The courts have an equally impressive tally, having rebuked and overturned the administration on everything from recess appointments and immigration to Obamacare mandates.

Read full article
 


Tony Perkins' Washington Update is written with the aid of FRC senior writers.

When will get serious about our borders

Judicial Watch

More Migrants from Terrorist Nation Enter Texas Via Mexico This Week

SEPTEMBER 07, 2018


Yet another group of migrants from a terrorist nation managed to infiltrate the United States through Mexico this week. Thankfully, the Border Patrol apprehended them, though it’s becoming a crisis largely ignored by the mainstream media. The men are from Bangladesh, a south Asian Islamic country that’s well known as a recruiting ground for terrorist groups such as the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and Al-Qaeda Indian Subcontinent (AQIS). Earlier this year Judicial Watch reported on the epidemic of Bangladeshi nationals getting smuggled into the country via the porous southern border, especially through Texas, which is where this week’s group got nabbed.

Another money grab by public sector

Another step towards Rome

Friday, September 7, 2018

Sports Betting - revenue stream for public sector unions



Out of line? Liberals & corporations

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BRENDAN O’NEILL
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First Facebook and YouTube and now Twitter: all the social-media giants have banned Alex Jones and Infowars. Many so-called liberals are cheering these acts of corporate censorship, this unilateral enforcement of correct-speak by some of the most powerful corporations on Earth. This is folly of epic proportions. These people are giving a green-light to Big Tech to install itself as the moral arbiter of public discussion. Because let’s face it: the internet, particularly social media, is where public discussion takes place today. It is the new public square. Asking unaccountable capitalists to control what may be said in this public square is wrong and dangerous. We’re entering an era of outsourced censorship, where the terrible things once done by the state – the silencing of dissenters, the punishment of the eccentric – is now done by Silicon Valley suits. Who knows which ideas will next be branded ‘hate speech’ – that is, ‘verboten’ – by these corporate censors. It will happen. Soon. They have been given the power by foolish liberals to act as judge, jury and executioner on online speech, and they will use that power.

Monday, September 3, 2018

NAFTA is broadly popular in Mexico - Why?



Let's see: our workers jobs lost here sent to Mexico - worker jobs here filled by illegals.  Plus, the remittance from legal & illegals sent back to Mexico.  Why would you want to change anything.

Complaint about work ethic of our youth - maybe this is one of the reasons:  2018 Shaping Up to Be Another Bad Summer for Teen Employment.


Business, political parties (both of them) continue to care for those not Americans.  They have brought this country down to 3rd World levels.  Hope they are proud of this achievement.  They don’t care cause all making money and  obtaining power.


Washington Examiner 
 Mexico's new president is a wild card in the battle over Trump's new NAFTA


If there was one person who wanted President Trump’s U.S.-Mexico bilateral trade to progress to the U.S. Congress with Canada’s approval on Friday, it was incoming Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.

That’s because as long as that North American Free Trade Agreement-altering deal happened that way, Lopez Obrador, “AMLO,” as he is commonly known, could claim not to be part of the deal.
The talks stalled, however, after Canada balked Friday at signing off and Trump sending the deal to Congress without them. That puts AMLO in the difficult position of deciding whether he will try to carry the deal forward when takes office. It is unclear what he will do.

“He doesn’t want to deal with this in his presidency," said Carlos Hidalgo, Latin American policy expert for the free-market Cato Institute. Hidalgo added: "Both his people and the [current President Enrique Pena] Nieto government were on the same page in this regard: Get a deal done and passed before [AMLO’s] people get into power.”

AMLO is a leftist and NAFTA critic, but has tried to downplay his opposition to that trade deal. NAFTA is broadly popular in Mexico, many seeing it as key to the country’s recent prosperity.