If You Can’t Re-Educate Them, Drug Them

Aug 18, 2017

If Germans can’t be re-educated into accepting Muslim migrants, perhaps drugs and “peer influence” can force the behavioral changes that German elites want. Researchers found that “people donated around 20 percent more to migrants than to needy locals to begin with, and when drugged with oxytocin . . . participants already well-disposed to migrants gave even more generously.” People negatively disposed towards migrants were not affected. However, when drugged they donated 74 percent more when they were shown how generous others had been. A professor with the University of Bonn’s Department of Psychiatry concluded peer pressure and oxytocin were able to break down resistance of “selfish motives.” “Given the right circumstances, oxytocin may help promote the acceptance and integration of migrants into Western cultures,” he suggested.

Missouri State Senator Hopes The President Is Assassinated

Aug 18, 2017

A Missouri state senator posted a statement on her personal Facebook page saying, “I hope Trump is assassinated!” she later deleted the comment. Maria Cappelle-Nadal was exasperated with the “trauma and despair” after the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia and the president’s response to it. In an interview with the Kansas City Star, Chappelle-Nadal said, “The way I responded this morning was wrong,” Chappelle-Nadal told the newspaper. “I’m frustrated. Did I mean the statement? No. Am I frustrated? Absolutely. The president is causing damage. He’s causing hate.” “It was wrong for me to post that. But I am not going to shy away from the damage this president is causing.” The Senate Minority Leader Gina Walsh condemned the post. “Promoting, supporting or suggesting violence against anyone, especially our elected leaders, is never acceptable.” In response to the post, Republican Representative Kirk Mathews tweeted, “This is disgusting @MariaChappelleN. You should be ashamed. Resign.” Chappelle-Nadal said that she was not going to resign.

Forcing Tolerance

Aug 18, 2017

Politicians in California can’t allow freedom and liberty. Nor can they allow freedom of speech. No. They must force political correctness on their subjects. Proposed legislation in the California State Senate would punish people with fines and prison time who “willfully and repeatedly” refuse “to use a transgender resident’s preferred name or pronouns.” Health facilities, retirement or housing institutions would be required to comply with the gender identity of the patient. Patients would be “allowed to use whatever bathroom he or she wants to use; and wear whatever clothing or cosmetics he or she decides to wear.” For those repeat offenders who refuse re-education, fines “could be as high as $1,000 and a jail term for up to a year.” California Family Council’s Greg Burt said, “How can you believe in free speech, but think the government can compel people to use certain pronouns when talking to others? This is not tolerance.” He added, “It is not respectful to threaten people with punishment for having sincerely held beliefs that differ from your own.”

Van Drives Into Crowds in Spain

Aug 18, 2017

Terrorists in Barcelona, Spain, drove a van into crowds of people on a popular tourist street. The driver accelerated and zig-zagged wildly ploughing into crowds of tourists and locals. The driver ended his destruction 500 yards from where it began. The driver fled on foot with a possible accomplice. At least 13 people were murdered. Scores of others were injured. Because of the seriousness of the injuries, more people may die. A suspect was shot two hours later while driving through a roadblock and opening fire. Two other suspects have been arrested. The head of the regional police force said the attack was designed “to kill as many people as possible.” ISIS claimed responsibility for the attacks.

Remove Lenin Statue and Confederate Memorial

Aug 18, 2017

Seattle mayor, Ed Murray issued a statement saying that he wants both the Confederate memorial at Lake View Cemetery and the statue of Lenin taken down. “We should remove all these symbols, no matter what political affiliation may have been assigned to them in the decades since they were erected.” He continued, “We should never forget our history, but we also should not idolize figures who have committed violent atrocities and sought to divide us based on who we are or where we came from.' The statue of Lenin was created in 1981 in Czechoslovakia. Lewis Carpenter, a friend of the sculptor, found the statue in a junkyard. He bought it for $13,000 and spend $40,000 to haul it to the United States and wanted to place it in front of a Slovak restaurant. Under Lenin’s orders millions of people were killed or suffered from hunger and disease. “Lenin’s hatred for all religions resulted in endless violence against the Russian Orthodox Church and other faiths.” Russia would have had a different outcome had Lenin never risen to power. There would have been no Soviet Union and no secret police.

Trump Takes On Republican Senators

Aug 18, 2017

On Thursday, President Trump attacked two U.S. Senators on Twitter. Senator Graham of South Carolina charged the president with “dividing Americans, not healing them.” “Through his statements yesterday, President Trump took a step backward by again suggesting there is moral equivalency between the white supremacist neo-Nazis and KKK members who attended the Charlottesville rally and people like Ms. Heyer. I, along with many others, do not endorse this moral equivalency." The president shot back, "Publicity seeking Lindsey Graham falsely stated that I said there is moral equivalency between the KKK, neo-Nazis & white supremacists and people like Ms. Heyer. Such a disgusting lie. He just can't forget his election trouncing.The people of South Carolina will remember!" In response, Senator Graham tweeted that the president is receiving praise from some of the most “hate-filled individuals and groups in the country. For the sake of our Nation ——as our President——please fix this. History is watching us all.” In his second attack, President Trump took on Senator Jeff Flake. The president celebrated Kelli Ward’s primary race against Flake. He went on saying Flake is “WEAK on borders, crime and a non-factor in Senate. He’s toxic!”

False Claims By Virginia Governor

Aug 18, 2017

Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe made two false claims in the wake of the violence in Charlottesville. The governor claimed that white supremacists hid weapons caches around Charlottesville, and he claimed that state police did not have the necessary gear and equipment necessary to protect themselves. In an interview with a Black Lives Matter activist, the governor claimed that the white supremacists and neo-Nazis were heavily armed and that police did not intervene because police did not want the violence to escalate. “They had battering rams and, you know, we had picked up different weapons they had stashed around the city,” said McAuliffe. Speaking for the Virginia State Police, Corinee Geller said that no weapons caches were found. Additionally Geller added, “No, the State Police did not have inferior equipment. Our personnel are equipped, and were equipped, with the necessary protective and tactical gear for their safety and, obviously, to protect those that were in attendance of the event." The governor’s office had no explanation for the differing statements.

Possibly More American Diplomats Affected by Sonic Device

Aug 18, 2017

The Trump administration has acknowledged that at least six American diplomats in Cuba have been struck by an illness that some experts believe is related to a sonic device. But the number of American diplomats in Cuba who have experienced severe health problems may be much greater than originally disclosed. Some U.S. officials are saying that the number of people affected may be more than ten, certainly in the double digits. The State Department says that the illnesses——that include severe hearing loss——began in December of 2016. But sources familiar with the events say that some people reported illnesses much earlier. The Obama administration may have mislead Congress about the nature and severity of the attack and did not inform members of Congress in a timely fashion for of fear of disrupting President Obama’s diplomatic outreach to Cuba. In May, the Trump administration kicked out two junior level Cuban diplomats in retaliation for the incident. Critics say that senior level diplomats should have been thrown out of the U.S. in order for Cuba to get the message not to mess with American diplomats.

Congressman Meets With Assange

Aug 18, 2017

Does Julian Assange have information that could set him free? This is the story being pushed by Representative Dana Rohrabacher. The congressman met with Julian Assange on Wednesday to try to find out who leaked the emails of top Democrats in the DNC. In the meeting, the two explored “what might be necessary to get him [Assange] out” of the Ecuadorian Embassy and to freedom. The U.S. Department of Justice reportedly plans to charge Assange with helping Edward Snowden leak classified documents. Since Julian Assange knows who leaked the documents it could be of enough importance that President Trump would issue him a presidential pardon. Assange has maintained that the Russians did not provide him with the information. He has also promised that he would never reveal the source of the information. The Trump administration’s legitimacy has been undercut by accusations of Russian hacking and collusion. No evidence has yet surfaced to substantiate the claims.

Senator Calls For Big Changes At White House

Aug 18, 2017

In a sharp rebuke to President Trump, Senator Bob Corker said that the president does not understand the “character of our nation.” Speaking at the Chattanooga Rotary Club, Corker questioned the president’s competency. “We’re at a point where there needs to be radical changes at the White House —— it has to happen.” Referencing the events of Charlottesville Corker said, “I think the president needs to take stock of the role he plays in our nation and move beyond himself —— move way beyond himself and move to a place where daily, he’s waking up thinking about what is best for our nation.” “The president has not yet been able to demonstrate the stability, nor some of the competence, that he needs to demonstrate in order for him to be successful —— and our nation and our world needs for him to be successful, whether you are Republican or Democrat,” said Corker.

Alternative to Twitter Raises $1 Million

Aug 18, 2017

Gab purports to be an alternative to Twitter where free speech will be allowed. Gab CEO Andrew Torba said, “People are waking up to Silicon Valley’s censorship efforts.” He said, “It is becoming clear to everyone that new platforms are needed to escape the corporate morality police at giant tech companies who think they get to decide what speech should be allowed online.” The money was not raised from venture capitalists, but through crowdfunding. Regulations limit the money raised to $1 million. Torba said that he’s heard from dozens of people within the tech community who are “tired of the hypocrisy, double standards, and authoritarian censorship from Silicon Valley.” Gab refuses to censor users. It welcomes users “no matter their political ideology.”

Maduro Goes to Cuba for Support

Aug 17, 2017

In an obvious effort to bolster support for his socialist dictatorship in Venezuela Nicolas Maduro has gone to Cuba where he paid homage to Fidel Castro’s memory, and the continuing communist dictatorship in the island nation. His own country is in chaos with massive unemployment, riots in the streets of major cities, and widespread shortages of food, medicine, and other shortages.

For years, liberal politicians and Hollywood elitists have praised the slide of Venezuela into socialism, touting it as a workers’ paradise that should be emulated by the United States. Because of this, the mainstream media has basically ignored the fact that socialism has resulted in the total economic collapse of the country and the denial of basic freedoms of the people.

Liberals More Interested in Political Correctness Then Truth

Aug 17, 2017

President Trump continues to be hammered by the liberal media and the Democrats for his statements about the events in Charlottesville, North Carolina. Despite the fact that he specifically condemned the KKK, neo Nazis, and other white supremacy groups for their part in what happened this was not enough for the left. For them, he also made the fatal mistake of saying that leftist demonstrators were also responsible for the violence. The fact that this is true and can clearly be seen in the videos doesn’t matter because to call out the violent words and actions of groups like ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter is politically incorrect. The left never allows criticism of their own regardless of their actions.

U.S. Seeks Concessions in NAFTA Negotiations

Aug 17, 2017

When Donald Trump was running for president in criticized the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) with Canada and Mexico as being unfair to American businesses and workers. After his election he threatened to withdraw from the treaty, which prompted both Mexico and Canada to agree to renegotiate. Now the negotiations have started and the Trump administration is taking a hard line, indicating that significant concessions will have to be made by the other two nations involved.

U.S. negotiators point to the trade deficits in favor of Canada and Mexico while the negotiators for those two countries are trying to downplay their significance. It appears that these will be some long and intense negotiations.

Terry McAuliffe Caught Lying about Charlottesville

Aug 17, 2017

In a podcast interview, hosted by a leader of Black Lives Matters, Virginia Democrat Governor Terry McAuliffe stated that the white nationalists involved in the Charlottesville rally had hidden caches of weapons throughout the city prior to the protests. The Virginia State police, who McAuliffe claimed had found these weapons, said the statement was untrue and they had not found any such caches.

This claim by McAuliffe comes on the heels of another false claim that eighty percent of the white nationalist protestors were carrying semi-automatic weapons. That was also untrue because there were only a hand full of people openly carrying firearms and they were not part of the rally, but were militia members trying to keep the peace between the two groups of protestors.

Arrests Made in Case of Destruction of Confederate Monument

Aug 17, 2017

Four people have been arrested in Durham, North Carolina after participating in tearing down and destroying the statue of a confederate soldier located on public property. The arrests were made by the local sheriff’s office after they viewed video of the vandalism. City police officers were present when the statue was destroyed, but did not intervene or make any arrests.

The people arrested face numerous charges including several felonies. They are all members of the Workers World Party that openly espouses communism. Of course, the communists are responsible for the deaths of millions of innocent people around the world.

Left Taking Aim on Founding Fathers

Aug 17, 2017

The liberals in this country are not going to be content with just erasing the confederacy from American history by tearing down monuments of its heroes and removing their names from streets and schools. They are already taking aim on the founding fathers of the United States and even our founding documents. There are those calling for monuments commemorating George Washington and Thomas Jefferson be destroyed because they both owned slaves.

There is even talk about banning documents like the Declaration of Independence because it was mostly written by Thomas Jefferson and the Constitution since there were men who owned slaves in the Continental Congress.

Free Speech in Silicon Valley Ebbs

Aug 17, 2017

Tech companies in California’s Silicon Valley are beginning to doubt their support for free speech. Some companies are beginning to “take a more controlled stance over speech.” In 2012 on executive at Twitter called the platform the “free speech wing of the free speech party.” According to Wired Magazine, in 2012 “calls for free speech came from people who wanted to bring down dictatorships. Now they seem to come from people demanding the right to say racist stuff without being called racist.” Facebook considers fake news, under the guise of free speech, as one of the reasons Donald Trump won the presidency. Instagram’s CEO Kevin System says freedom of speech does not mean that you get to post crap online. It’s not a “public square” either. “It’s a platform people can choose to use or not.” Many people don’t realize that private companies get to determine usage policies. People may have free speech rights in public. But those rights don’t necessarily extend to private property organizations like businesses.

NAFTA Overhaul Begins

Aug 17, 2017

North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) partners sat down at the negotiating table to overhaul the trade agreement. U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer hoped to move the president’s trade agenda forward by addressing American manufacturing interests. The U.S. government estimates that 700,000 Americans have lost jobs specifically due to NAFTA. "For countless Americans, this agreement has failed," said Lighthizer. "We cannot ignore the huge trade deficits, the lost manufacturing jobs, the businesses that have closed or moved because of incentives—intended or not—in the current agreement." The Trade Representative plans to push President Trump’s objectives. The goals are to end unfair subsidies and “burdensome restrictions on intellectual property.” Lighthizer said that the president “is not interested in a mere tweaking of a few provisions and a couple of updated chapters. We feel that NAFTA has fundamentally failed many, many Americans and needs major improvement. During the campaign, Donald Trump promised workers in hardest hit states that he would fight for them. During the campaign, unions supported Hillary Clinton, but Trump’s narrow victories are thought to have come from blue collar workers who’ve been most affected by NAFTA. Some unions are calling for the renegotiation of NAFTA to be cancelled because the renegotiation and Trump’s immigration policies are “racist attacks on immigrants.”

A Path To Make America Competitive Again

Aug 17, 2017

The Competitive Enterprise Institute (CEI) has laid out a blueprint for the Trump administration and Congress to follow if it wants to get serious about combatting government overreach and eliminating regulatory burdens. “Regulations cost the economy $2 trillion each year,” according to the CEI. Reforms can be made that will result in making America a more competitive economy. "Some of these reforms can be achieved via executive action, while others will require Congress to take back authority from federal departments and agencies," the report states. The CEI suggested that Congress needs to make the EPA more transparent as to how it spends its money. Bureaucrats have successfully avoided having its budget subject to Congressional oversight. Many private sector companies already seek trade opportunities and conduct market research. There is no need for the Commerce Department to do the same things, according to the Competitive Enterprise Institute. Another area of reform could take place with the FDIC. Insuring bank deposits makes banks less careful with their depositor’s money and “provides a false sense of security to consumers.”

Trump Continues Bailout of Obamacare

Aug 17, 2017

President Trump said the government would pay ObamaCare payments to insurers for the month of August. Insurers have been pressing Congress to continue the bailouts or cost-sharing reduction payments to insurers. Government interference in the healthcare market has so distorted prices that the only way many people can afford to pay for healthcare is to accept a government handout. If bailouts were to end, premiums would increase by at least twenty percent in 2018. Senator Lamar Alexander who heads the Senate Health Committee wants to include the bailouts in a stabilization bill funding Obamacare. A court case that found the subsidies for Obamacare to be unconstitutional is on appeal. The president has threatened to drop the appeal and let Obamacare collapse.

What A Difference A New FBI Director Makes

Aug 17, 2017

The American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ) may finally get an answer to its Freedom of Information Act request In July 2016, the ACLJ requested documents relating to former Attorney General Lynch meeting with former President Bill Clinton. The FBI, under Director James Comey, denied there were any relevant documents. Speaking for the ACLJ on Wednesday, Jordan Sekulow said the conservative organization had receive a letter from the “FBI’s chief of records management saying that the agency had determined that there may be ‘responsive’ FBI records.” Sekulow said that he received the FBI letter after he announced on Fox News that he’d “received documents from the Department of Justice showing that FBI emails and other agency documents exist about the tarmac meeting.” Sekulow said that the FBI’s response last year was in “direct contravention to the law.” He promised to “hold the FBI’s feet to the fire and demand an expeditious and thorough search for all documents responsive to our request.” "We know they exist, and we're willing to go to court to get them if necessary," Sekulow said.

Texas Legislators Refuse to Take Up Bathroom Bill

Aug 17, 2017

Texas legislators failed to take up legislation that would prevent transgenders from using the bathroom opposite their actual gender. Governor Greg Abbot called a special session of the legislature to deal with twenty measures that he had proposed. The legislature passed ten of the measures but not the most controversial one dealing with bathrooms. Business executives in Texas lobbied hard against the legislation. In July business leaders joined pro-LGBT rights groups to pressure state legislators to not take up the legislation. In defense of not taking up the bathroom legislation, Speaker of the House, Joe Straus said, “I believe that most of the members of the House are not looking to harm the Texas economy.” Lt. Governor Dan Patrick said, “I think what I’m most unhappy with is the House quit tonight. They walked off the job.” If the governor does not call a second special session, the legislation will likely come up again in the 2019 legislative calendar.

Vice President Returning Early

Aug 17, 2017

Vice President Pence is cutting short his mission to South America and returning to the United States on Thursday. The decision to cut short his visit comes as President Trump is embroiled in controversy surrounding his comments about the violence and the protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia. The vice president will join President Trump and other officials at Camp David to discuss the North Korean situation. The vice president also cancelled his plans for Saturday and Sunday, so as to assist the president if needed. While at a press conference in Chile, the vice president said, “What happened in Charlottesville was a tragedy. And the president has been clear on this tragedy and so have I. I spoke at length about this heartbreaking situation Sunday night in Colombia. And I stand with the president, and I stand by those words.”

Neighborliness Can Cut Through Racial Divide

Aug 17, 2017

Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Ben Carson offered some ideas on racial reconciliation. As examples, he offered a couple of anecdotes from his life experience. He related that after his family bought a farm in rural Maryland, a neighbor put up a Confederate flag. Other surrounding families immediately put up American flags which had the effect of shaming the other neighbor who eventually removed the Confederate flag. In another incident, Carson’s house was vandalized. People defaced his property with “hateful rhetoric about President Trump.” Carson said he was out of town when it happened, but “embarrassed neighbors cleaned up most of the mess before we returned.” Carson thought that one way through the politics of race is to “just learn to be neighborly and to get to know each other.” He said that the neighbor who put up the Confederate flag “subsequently became friendly.”

Taxpayer Bailouts For Insurance Companies In California

Aug 17, 2017

Covered California wants to keep Obamacare afloat so badly that it might guarantee the profits of large healthcare corporations if they will stay in the exchange. Currently, the exchange is granting premium increases of 12.5 percent to companies. But it may not be enough especially if President Trump ends the cost-sharing bailouts. With so much uncertainty in the marketplace, many insurers will no longer be providing insurance in 2018. Covered California is considering a plan to incentivize insurers to continue to offer coverage. “[F]or any lack of profit or losses they suffer in 2018, California will guarantee them the right to jack up profits with higher premium increases in each of the following three years.” Covered California sees the initiative as a way to deal with market uncertainty

University Establishes Black Only Student Orientation

Aug 16, 2017

The University of San Francisco is setting up a program that it considers politically correct, but that others consider overtly racist. It has set up a black only student orientation for incoming freshman that will supposedly be centered on the unique needs of black students. The university acknowledges that no similar programs are being established for students of other ethnic or racial backgrounds. Some people have pointed out that if such a program had been set up for white students only it would be immediately attacked as racist.

This move follows in the footsteps of other universities that have set up black only graduation ceremonies, and Evergreen University in Washington where the school administration sanctioned a black only day on campus that banned all white students and faculty members.

Mob Rule Becoming Acceptable in America

Aug 16, 2017

In Charlottesville Virginia, the protestors against the removal of a statue of Robert E. Lee had received a permit for their demonstration, through the intervention of a federal judge. The counter protestors had no such permit and had not applied for one. Yet, when they showed up with weapons, shields, body armor, and chemicals, they were allowed to attack the legal protestors. The police had obviously been ordered to stand down.

The same thing has now occurred in Durham, North Carolina where demonstrators tore down a statue on public property dedicated to confederate veterans. Again, the police had apparently been ordered to stand own and allow the leftists to break the law. Many people are getting concerned about how long this will be allowed to continue.

Former NSA Official Says Story of Russian Hacking of DNC Probably False

Aug 16, 2017

A former National Security Agency Technical Director has come forward to challenge the continuing narrative that Russian operatives hacked into the Democratic National Committee’s computers. Bill Binney, a member of Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity (VIPS) says that the allegations cannot be proven because the DNC has refused to turn over their servers to investigators.

He pointed out that the NSA can track down the source of such hacks fairly easily, but the DNC has refused to allow that to happen. This adds fuel to the speculation that the so called leak of DNC emails was actually an inside job and the Russians were not involved.

Al Qaeda is Alive and Well

Aug 16, 2017

Over the last several years ISIS has dominate the news about radical Islamic terrorism. This is certainly due to its growth, and the terrorist attacks it continues to both conduct and encourage all over the world. Yet, Al Qaeda is still alive and well and we would be ill served if we ignore that fact. Affiliates of Al Qaeda continue to grow and operate in the Middle East and North Africa.

Now, it has reared its ugly head in the United States by publishing a how to article in its online magazine Inspire urging its member to attack the rail lines and trains in both Europe and America. The article gives specific instructions on how to build devices that will derail trains. This is a credible threat since there are thousands of miles of train tracks in the United States and it is impossible to guard all of them.

ANTIFA gets a Free Pass from Media

Aug 16, 2017

Once again violent groups like ANTIFA and Black Lives Matter that not only call for violence the police and everyone else the groups don’t like, but practice that violence are given a free passthe media. It was clear in Charlottesville that there were hate groups like the KKK and neo Nazis at their rally, but it is also clear that they were not fighting with each other. Also present, were members of the far left group ANTIFA who were armed and wearing masks to hide their identities. Many of them were paid protestors bussed in by the left.

President Trump is being criticized for truthfully pointing out that there were two sides in the fighting and that both sides were at fault. However, once again the truth is being ignored in order for the media to push its agenda.

Media Ignoring Story About North Korea Backing Down

Aug 16, 2017

For weeks the liberal media has been bashing President Donald Trump for threatening massive retaliation against Kim Jong Un and his communist regime in North Korea if he launched an attack against Guam or any other part of the United States. On Monday the dictator backed down from his threats against Guam signaling that he believes that Trump will stand up to him.

This was a major victory for the Trump administration and America and should have been a major news story. However the liberal media is virtually ignoring it because it doesn’t fit the consistent anti Trump narrative.

Americans Taking on Record Debt

Aug 16, 2017

American household debt hit a new all time high according to a quarterly report released by the New York Federal Reserve. Every form of debt rose: mortgage, auto, student loan, and credit card debt. Aggregate debt is $164 billion higher than the earlier peak in the third quarter of 2008. The Fed raised a red flag. Delinquent debts are rising. 11.2 percent of student loan debt is over 90 days delinquent or in default. Credit scores “shifted downward somewhat” for auto loan borrowers and mortgage origination. Credit card delinquencies increased from the previous year. The Fed described it as “a persistent upward movement not seen since 2009.” The Fed could not provide an explanation as to why delinquencies had increased. But it believes the uptick in delinquencies could be “predictive of further consumer distress.”

Destruction of History

Aug 16, 2017

Emboldened after tearing down the statue of a Confederate soldier in Durham, North Carolina, leftists are now on the hunt for more historical monuments to tear down. Stacey Abrams, a Democrat candidate for Georgia’s governorship urged the destruction of the Confederate carvings on Georgia’s Stone Mountain. She tweeted, “But the visible image of Stone Mountain’s edifice remains a blight on our state and should be removed.” Georgia’s Journal Constitution disagreed. Calling the carving on Stone Mountain “heritage, warts and all.”

Donna Brazile of the Democratic National Committee is pushing for the removal of eight Confederate statues, displayed in the statuary hall of Congress. The Council on American-Islamic Relations jumped into the fray demanding the “removal of all Confederate Memorials, flags, street names, and symbols from public spaces and property.” Meanwhile, nobody is pushing for the removal or destruction of Vladimir Lenin’s statue in Seattle, Washington. At least 20 million Russians were killed by Lenin’s Communist Party.

Drug Case Dismissed

Aug 16, 2017

A federal judge in California dismissed a criminal marijuana case saying that the federal government is barred by statute from interfering with state laws on medical marijuana. The 2014 amendment prohibits the Department of Justice from using federal funds to prevent a state “from implementing their own state laws that authorized the use, distribution, possession or cultivation of medical marijuana.” Representative Dana Rohrabacher, a sponsor of the amendment, said, “This is a signal that will hopefully go totally across the country—that federal prosecutors should stop wasting their time and start focusing on real criminals.” Notes from members of the DOJ’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety show that members are not enthusiastic about cracking down on states where marijuana has some legal protection.

Moore and Strange Face Off In September

Aug 16, 2017

Roy Moore and Senator Luther Strange will face off on September 26th in a runoff election. Moore won nearly 40 percent of the primary vote on Tuesday. Luther Strange won 32 percent. Representative Mo Brooks came in third with about 20 percent of the vote. Senate Majority Leader McConnell poured $4 million into defeating Brooks. Representative Brooks has been critical of McConnell even going so far as to put a “Ditch Mitch” sign on his campaign bus in recent days. McConnell’s Senate Leadership Fund is expected to pour $4 million into the runoff race to defeat Moore. Moore is the former chief justice of the state Supreme Court. He’s been removed twice from office. Once for refusing to remove the Ten Commandments display from the courthouse. The second time he was removed for telling clerks not to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples.

Iceland Touts Elimination of Down Syndrome Babies

Aug 16, 2017

Down Syndrome children are disappearing in Iceland. What great advancement in medical science has happened to achieve this? Sadly, none at all. Iceland is resorting to a more barbaric method. Medical personnel are using murder to end Down Syndrome. Close to 100 percent of women who receive a positive prenatal screening for Down Syndrome, abort the child. Helga Sol Olafsdottir said, “We don't look at abortion as a murder. We look at it as a thing that we ended. We ended a possible life that may have had a huge complication... preventing suffering for the child and for the family." While Iceland is a leader in Down Syndrome abortions, other countries are not far behind. 67 percent of Down Syndrome babies are aborted in the United States. 77 percent in France. 98 percent in Denmark.

No Taxpayer Funded Abortions in Texas

Aug 16, 2017

While Oregon’s governor forced taxpayers in Oregon to pay for abortions, the governor of Texas signed legislation forbidding taxpayer funds being used for abortion. Texans will not have their tax dollars going to pay for abortions. Insurance providers will now be prohibited from requiring policy holders to pay for elective abortions. Individuals will be able to purchase separate, supplemental plans that would provide coverage for elective abortions. Governor Greg Abbott said, “I am grateful to the Texas legislature for getting this bill to my desk, and working to protect innocent life this special session.”

Free Abortion in Oregon

Aug 16, 2017

Governor Kate Brown of Oregon signed legislation making abortions free for everyone in the state. Of course the abortions won’t be free. Taxpayers and insurers will be forced to pay for the murderous act. Pro-life Republican lawmakers did not have the votes to block the abortion legislation. Oregon already has permissive abortion laws. There are no restrictions. “You can get an abortion at any time for any reason. Even sex-selection,” said state Representative Mike Nearman. Oregon Right to Life says that it will continue educating state residents about “abortion, fetal development, and other pro-life issues.” The Right to Life group credits its education program for lowering the rate of abortion in Oregon by 40 percent.

Iran Moving warships into the Atlantic

Aug 15, 2017

In another test of the will of the Trump administration, the Iranian government that was emboldened by the weakness and appeasement of the Obama presidency has announced that it is moving warships into the Atlantic. They claim it is a response to new sanctions imposed by Trump. It also comes after the report by the United Nations that Iran has continued to violate prohibitions against the testing of missiles.

Of major concern to many in the intelligence community is whether the North Koreans intend to, or already have shared some of their nuclear and missile technology with the rogue regime in Iran. It is probable that Trump will also respond forcefully to this new threat.

Kim Jong Un Backs Down

Aug 15, 2017

What many in the liberal media and Democrats in Congress accused President Trump of dangerous blustering in his threats to North Korea, it apparently worked when it came to the one person who mattered, Kim Yong Un. He has backed away from his threat to launch missiles designed to land near the U.S. territory of Guam in the Pacific. He says he will watch the U.S. for future developments.

It appears to be obvious that Kim, who was clearly not concerned about anything previous presidents’ have said, believes that President Trump will order massive retaliation against him and his regime if he makes a move on the United States. It will be interesting to see how the left wing media spin this.

Criticism of Police Response in Charlottesville Increases

Aug 15, 2017

Despite the efforts of Charlottesville Police Chief Al Thomas to defend the actions of his department and other police agencies during the Saturday riots many experts believe the whole incident was badly mishandled. Police seemed to ignore the fact that some of the protestors, and many more counter protestors were armed with bats, sticks, tear gas, and pepper spray yet, no attempt was made to disarm them.

When violence did start breaking out, the police generally stood by did nothing to break it up. In fact, Fox News reported that the state police actually retreated. There was also a report by a nearby police chief that his officers who were going to assist that day were told that nobody could be arrested without the specific permission of the Mayor of Charlottesville. This has been denied, but seems to fit what happened.

Republican Base Hammering Establishment Republicans for Trump Criticism

Aug 15, 2017

Some Republican establishment members in Washington D.C. are being hammered for jumping on the band wagon with the liberal media and criticizing Trump for his initial comments on the violence in Charlottesville. Senator Lindsey Graham was one of the first to go after Trump, and other Republican Senators and members of Congress did the same thing.

This did not sit well with many state and local Republicans reporting that they are hearing from their constituents who make up the party’s base see things differently. They believe that what Trump said initially was entirely appropriate since he called for unity, and condemned all groups that participated in violence. They are getting tired of the nitpicking of everything the President says.

Trump May Pardon Sheriff Joe Arpaio

Aug 15, 2017

President Donald Trump has indicated former Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio who he describes as a “patriot” who made a great effort to curb illegal immigration in Maricopa County that includes the city of Phoenix. Arpaio was found guilty of contempt for failing to obey a court order preventing him from targeting possible illegal aliens during traffic stops by deputies in his department.

Defenders of the Sheriff believe this was a political prosecution orchestrated by the Obama administration to punish Arpaio for his efforts to enforce immigration laws. The 85 year old sheriff faces 6 months in jail. He has not asked Trump for a pardon, but says he will accept it.

Iran Using Drones to Harass U.S. Navy

Aug 15, 2017

Another incident has occurred in the Persian Gulf involving an Iranian drone and the United States Navy. On Sunday night an Iranian drone was flown within 1,000 yards of American air craft operating from the carrier USS Nimitz. The drone was operating without the navigation lights required by international law and the operators of the drone refused to respond to radio warnings from the navy. Military officials called the actions “unsafe and unprofessional”.

This comes on the heels of a similar incident on August 8 when an Iranian drone flew within 100 feet of an American military jet that had to do an emergency maneuver in order to avoid a collision.

Rosie O’Donnell Apologizes to Kim Jong Un

Aug 15, 2017

Far Left activist and alleged comedian Rosie O’Donnell has done a video in which she apologies to the vicious communist dictator of North Korea, Kim Jong Un. To begin with, she couldn’t even pronounce his name, yet she told him not to listen to President Trump, calling him a moron. She also said that no one in the United States listens to Trump.

O’Donnell has in the past showered praise on communist and socialist dictators who oppress their own people and threaten other countries. Actor Scott Baio has suggested that of Rosie likes Kim so much she should move to North Korea.

Trade War on Canadian Timber Heats Up

Aug 15, 2017

In May, the Trump administration slapped tariffs on Canadian lumber of up to 24 percent. The administration complained that the Canadian government subsidizes its lumber industry by letting loggers cut timber on government land cheaply and then selling it for below market prices in the United States. Since the tariff action in May, behind the scenes discussions have been ongoing. However, on Monday it was reported that the “prospects for a near-term settlement of the U.S.’Canadian lumber dispute have faded.” American trade negotiators can’t agree on what sort of deal they want to accept. Canadian negotiators are split on taking a hard line approach or taking a deal. With negotiations stalling, analyst Mark Wilde writes, "we anticipate a period of countervailing and anti-dumping duties on Canadian lumber imports as well as continued litigation around those duties." President Trump’s protectionist trade policies will make American’s poorer as the cost of lumber and home building increases.

President Denounces Racist Groups But Media Say It’s Not Enough

Aug 15, 2017

President Trump was soundly criticized by the political left for his failure to specifically name the groups responsible for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia on Saturday. On Monday the president corrected the record. He said, “Racism is evil. And those who cause violence in its name are criminals and thugs, including the KKK, neo-Nazis, white supremacists and other hate groups that are repugnant to everything we hold dear as Americans.” The president remembered Heather Heyer, the woman who was murdered when a driver of a vehicle plowed into a crowd of protesters. As well, the president paid tribute to the memory of two Virginia state troopers who were killed when their helicopter crashed. President Trump announced that the Department of Justice would open a civil rights investigation into James Fields, the neo-Nazi who murdered Heather Heyer and injured 20 other individuals. CNBC reporter John Harwood criticized the president’s comments tweeting, “Grudging. Bare minimum. No indication he was feeling the words he was reading.”

Judicial Nominations Moving Along . . . Slowly

Aug 15, 2017

Judicial Nominations Moving Along . . . Slowly While chaos surrounds the White House and the presidency, President Trump is moving ahead with filling vacant seats within the federal judiciary. To date, five judges have been confirmed, thirty are pending, and 123 seats still need to be filled. If the president is able to name judges to open seats and the Senate fulfills its role in confirming the judges, President Trump will have an impact on the judiciary that will shape the future for a long time to come. Democrats have been “slow walking” the nominees. Democrat leaders are insisting on 30 hours of debate for nominees. Many of the nominations have been “outsourced” to conservative groups such as the Federalist Society. Ilya Shapiro, a member of the Federalist Society said, Elections have consequences. It can’t be understated that judicial nominations, being lifetime appointments, are huge.” She went on to say, “I’m glad this is an area President Trump is deferring to people who have good ideas about this sort of thing and running the process smoothly.”

Is The Government Enforcing the Individual Mandate?

Aug 15, 2017

Two Democratic lawmakers are asking the Government Accountability Office to find out if the individual mandate is being enforced by the Trump Administration. Lawmakers are wanting to know if the mandate was enforced in 2016 and if it will be enforced in 2017. They are concerned that if the mandate is not enforced, what it will mean for premiums and the stability of the marketplace. On the day of his inauguration, President Trump signed an executive order to minimize “the economic burden of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.” “Insurers have filed initial rates and have cited uncertainty over the individual mandate and key payments to carriers as one of the reason for increasing premiums.”

What is the 45 Group?

Aug 15, 2017

It is rumored that a “powerful secret group” has been formed by loyalists to the current president. It is named the 45 Group” because President Trump is the 45th president. The loyalists want to oppose the “slow coup” led by the military that appears to be taking control of the White House.

Some hints have now surfaced as to who might be involved. A former political adviser to the president, Sam Nunberg said, “If Steve (Bannon) is fired by the White House and a bunch of generals take over the White House there will be hell to pay.” It is rumored Bannon is leaking information on H.R. McMaster and that McMaster is out to fire Bannon. On Meet the Press, McMaster was unable or unwilling to say that he can work with Bannon. Nunberg took heated issue with McMaster’s plan to send more troops to Afghanistan and stay another four years. As well, “Nobody elected Donald Trump to stay in the Paris accords, which McMaster wanted. Nobody elected him to kowtow to Iran, which McMaster wants.” Nunberg also called out Matt Drudge for linking to stories unfavorable to Bannon. Nunberg warned of serious consequences if Drudge “continues his jihad.”

Catholic Group Ordered To Stop Permitting Euthanasia

Aug 15, 2017

Pope Francis issued an order to Belgium’s Brothers of Charity to stop euthanizing mentally ill patients in their care centers. The order has until the end of August to stop. In response, former EU Council President Herman Van Rompuy, once described by Nigel Farage as having the “charisma of a damp rag” and the appearance of a “low-grade bank clerk,” tweeted back that “the days of Vatican authority in Belgium were over.” Brothers of Charity announced in May that doctors were permitted to conduct euthanasia on mentally ill patients who requested it. Reee Stockman, superior general of the order that runs the charity, condemned the decision to euthanize patients and sought the pope’s influence to intervene and demand that the action be stopped. Brothers of Charity must also sign a letter upholding the Church’s stance on sanctity of life. Anyone who does not sign the letter will face personal sanctions. The charity also faces expulsion from the Church for failure to comply.

Tensions With Iran Escalate

Aug 15, 2017

Iran sent warships into the Atlantic and plans to send them into western waters. Its parliament voted to increase military spending by $500 million, while chanting “Death to America.” This after the United States sought to impose increased sanctions on Iran for violating President Obama’s nuclear agreement. In recent weeks, the United Nations issued a report pointing out that Iran has “violated international accords banning ballistic missile work.” In recent weeks the U.S. Navy has reported several dangerous encounters with Iranian drones and naval ships. Rep. Sean Duffy said, "Iran was emboldened to flex its military muscle after eight years of President Obama’s passivity and his delivery of cold, hard cash to the regime.”

North Korea Blinks . . . For Now

Aug 15, 2017

North Korea’s dictator backed down on Monday from his threat to fire missiles at the U.S. territory of Guam. Kim Jong-un said that he would still attack if the U.S. made “arrogant provocations” and “unilateral demands.” Kim found himself backed into a corner and may have found it easier to stand down. China made it clear to the North Korean government that if it insisted on attacking Guam, it would do nothing to help North Korea deal with a response from the United States. Rhetoric had heated up over the last couple of weeks as President Trump sought to be more unpredictable than his North Korean opponent. The president’s rhetoric alarmed former Obama Administration National Security Adviser Susan Rice. She accused the president of making things worse and at one point said, “We can, if we must, tolerate nuclear weapons in North Korea.”

Inaction by Charlottesville Police Criticized

Aug 14, 2017

While the liberal mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia was blaming the violence in his city on the rhetoric of Donald Trump during his presidential campaign, speculation was growing about a “police stand down” being ordered. The demonstration called “Unite the Right” had a permit for the rally and had worked with police on security.

Yet, when leftists demonstrators from violent groups like Black Lives Matter and ANTIFA showed up armed with bats, clubs, and pepper spray the police essentially backed off and let them attack the people that had been forced out of the park when their permit was abruptly cancelled. The police inside the barricades did not try to stop the violence that was occurring just a few yards from them. In fact, Fox News reported that at one point police actually ran away from the fighting. It is doubtful that police officers would have acted this way unless they were under orders to do so.

Evidence of Voter Fraud Grows

Aug 14, 2017

Since evidence emerged in California of 12 counties where more people were registered to vote than there were age eligible adults in the counties. Not surprisingly 11 of these counties went for Hillary Clinton during the election. Now, more states are coming forward and providing similar information that is being compiled by the Election Integrity Project of Judicial Watch.

The organization has determined that there are at least 462 counties where the number of registered voters exceeds 100 % of adults actually eligible to vote in these counties. That comes to a total of 3,551,760 possible fraudulent voters, or ghost voters as they are commonly referred to. Other states like Texas have also found evidence of voter fraud in the counting of absentee ballots.

Most Wanted MS-13 Gang Member Arrested

Aug 14, 2017

Walter Yovany Gomez, also known as “Cholo” is an illegal alien from Honduras, who is long time member of the vicious MS-13 gang and was on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted List. He had been on the run for six years after committing a brutal murder in 2011. He was arrested last Friday in Virginia and will be extradited to New Jersey where the murder occurred.

The FBI says the arrest came about because of tips from members of the public. These types of tips are critical to law enforcement, and may have come about because the widely publicized crack down on MS-13 recently announced by Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Driver of car in Charlottesville was Apparently a Nazi Supporter

Aug 14, 2017

James Alex Fields, Jr., a 20 year old from Ohio that allegedly drove his car into a crowd of counter-protestors in Charlottesville, Virginia appears to have been a die-hard Nazi. In a deliberate act that killed one and injured at least 19 other people, Fields mowed down people, crashed into another car, and then backed up and ran over other people.

He is reported to be an avid supporter of the ideals of Adolf Hitler and the Nazi party. This has led to many in the media classifying him as an ultra-conservative or right winger. In fact, some others point out the Nazis were not on the right, but emerged from the National Socialist movement in Germany that was based on left wing political philosophy. Either way, they have always espoused violence.

Marco Rubio Receives Death Threat

Aug 14, 2017

Senator Marco Rubio (R. Fl) has been protected by a strong security detail since an order to have him killed was apparently issued by a powerful official in Venezuela. Rubio has been a long-time critic of the Maduro government. The threat was made by Diosdado Cabello, the former head of the military, who has long publically been angry with Rubio.

Cabello is also believed to be heavily involved in the illegal drug trade. While there are no specifics on how an attempt would be made, U.S. intelligence agencies and law enforcement are taking the threats seriously even as the investigation is ongoing.

Leftist Group Blames NRA for Violence in Charlottesville

Aug 14, 2017

The anti-Second Amendment radical Shannon Watts, who is the founder and leader of Moms Demand Action came forward to immediately blame the National Rifle Association for the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia. While it is true that some people were openly carrying firearms, which is allowed under Virginia’s open carry law, there is no claim that any of the weapons were fired or pointed at anyone.

Many of the injuries were caused by clubs, fists, tear gas, pepper spray, and unfortunately other injuries and one death were caused by a lunatic driving a car. Watts is known for using tragedies to push her political message and blaming the NRA for everything.

Leftists Working to Purge Moderates from Democrat Party

Aug 14, 2017

In a fiery speech to a far left group, Massachusetts Elizabeth Warren essentially said that there is no longer room in the Democrat Party for anyone who is not solidly behind the socialist agenda that she and Bernie Sanders are pushing. She is widely believed to be preparing to run for President in 2020. Without mentioning him by name she attacked initiatives pushed by President Bill Clinton for welfare reform and crime prevention.

Her speech was along the lines of recent calls by liberal Democrats for the party not to support so-called moderate candidates who are not pro-abortion and don’t support socialized medicine, among other things.

Trump Signs Veteran Bill

Aug 14, 2017

President Donald Trump has fulfilled a campaign promise to veterans by signing legislation for continued funding for the “Choice” program. This is a program established in response to numerous deaths of veterans who died while waiting for treatment at Veterans Affairs facilities. The program allows veterans to get treatment from local, non-VA doctors if certain conditions are met such as the veteran living over 40 miles from the nearest VA facility.

The bill provides $2.1 billion for this Veterans Choice program and another $1.8 for funding for other VA health programs. This has been hailed by leaders of various veteran groups.

Union Takes On Right To Work

Aug 14, 2017

Missouri’s pending right to work law is scheduled to go into effect at the end of August. However, the Missouri AFL-CIO is doing what it can to block the law’s implementation. The union has gathered 300,000 signatures to block the law and force the question to be decided by ballot measure in 2018. The union was able to gather three times the number of signatures needed. The union plans to deliver the petition to the Secretary of State’s office on August 18th. The union contracted with FiledWorks LLC, a Washington D.C. company to organize the gathering of signatures. Missouri Rising, a labor watchdog company said, “This phony petition drive is funded by Big Labor and is forced to rely on out-of-state interests because Missourians have made it clear that they want laws that don't restrict the freedoms of the private sector.” If the petition to block the law is unsuccessful, the law will go into effect on August 28th.

Mayhem in Charlottesville

Aug 14, 2017

Friday night in Charlottesville, Virginia white nationalists held a torchlight rally on the grounds of the University of Virginia. Counter protesters came out as marchers neared a statue of Thomas Jefferson on campus. Fights broke out between marchers and protesters. Police declared the assembly unlawful. The mayor of Charlottesville called the march a “cowardly parade of hatred, bigotry, racism, and intolerance.” On Saturday, marchers held a “Unite the Right” rally. Alt-right and ethnographic-nationalists planned to protest the removal of a statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. Before the rally could begin, police declared the gathering an “unlawful assembly.” Police began breaking up the crowds and directing people to leave. As crowds were dispersing, the driver of a Dodge Challenger drove into a crowd of people going 40 miles per hour. The driver hit the back of another vehicle. The driver put the Challenger in reverse and left the crime scene. One person died in the attack and 19 were injured. The driver was later found and arrested. James Alex Fields Jr. was booked on charges of second-degree murder, three counts of malicious wounding, and one count of hit and run.

Canadian Minister Released From North Korea

Aug 14, 2017

A Canadian pastor returned to Canada last week. He had been imprisoned in North Korea for two years in a prison camp. He was convicted of unstated “crimes against the state.” His original sentence was death. It was later changed to life imprisonment. During his imprisonment, he had to do hard physical labor. He dug holes in the ground that measured three feet deep and three feet in diameter. He broke call into little pieces and endured solitary confinement. During the winter while the ground was frozen, it would take him two days to finish one hole. He suffered frostbite and chronic sickness. During his imprisonment he “prayed without ceasing.” He was able to read the Bible in English and Korean five times. Canadian and Swedish diplomats worked on his behalf to secure his release. North Korea granted him “sick bail” in recognition that he would die because of the conditions he was enduring.

No Indication Of War

Aug 14, 2017

After a week of President Trump raising tensions over North Korea, the CIA Director and National Security Advisor were hitting the Sunday news shows to give the latest on North Korea. CIA Director, Mike Pompeo, appeared on “Fox News Sunday.” He assured his host that there was no indication that war would break out anytime soon with North Korea. “I’ve heard folks talking about that we’re on the cusp of a nuclear war. I’ve seen no intelligence that would indicate that we’re in that place today,” said Pompeo. National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster said, “we’re not closer to war than a week ago, but we are closer to war than we were a decade ago." Supporting the president’s tweet that America is “locked and loaded,” McMaster said, "the United States military is locked and loaded everyday." The North Korean situation ”demands a concerted effort by the United States, but with our allies and with all responsible nations.” "And this is what you've seen the president do is bring together all nations,” said McMaster.

Muslim Woman Awarded $85,000

Aug 14, 2017

A Muslim woman was awarded $85,000 after Long Beach police forcibly removed her hijab during her arrest in 2015. Police arrested Kirsty Powel after they discovered she had three outstanding warrants. Two of the warrants were for her sister who falsely used her name. The remaining warrant was for a petty theft charge in 2002. During the arrest, Powel asked that a female officer come to the scene because “physical contact must be done by a woman.” Police officers refused to comply with the request. She refused to remove her hijab, saying that it was her “legal right” to wear it. During her booking into the jail, police removed the hijab. Her lawsuit said, “She was held in the jail overnight, forced to sit in a cell feeling distraught, vulnerable and naked without her headscarf to everyone that passed.” Long Beach police changed its policies because of the suit. Now a female religious head covering can be removed “when necessary” for the safety of the officer. Afterwards, the head covering would be returned to the inmate.

No Word On National Reciprocity

Aug 14, 2017

Speaker Ryan and Majority Leader McConnell have stayed quiet on National Reciprocity. Legislation was introduced January 3, 2017 in to the House by Rep. Richard Hudson. A similar bill was introduced into the Senate by Senator John Cornyn. The bill “would allow people with a state-issued concealed carry license or permit to conceal a handgun in any other state that allows concealed carry, as long as the permit holder follows the laws of that state.” During the campaign, candidate Trump was adamant that concealed carry permits be valid in all 50 states. He said that if a driver’s license is good in all 50 states then a concealed carry permit ought to be good in all states as well. National Reciprocity would force several restrictive states to change their gun control laws to make them more accommodating. Although Republicans control the House and Senate, leaders have been slow to implement any part of the Trump agenda.

Billionaire Forced to Reopen Beach

Aug 14, 2017

Vinod Khosla, a co-founder of Sun Microsystems, bought a 53-acre strip of coastal property in 2008. The previous owners had welcomed picnickers, surfers, smelt fishers, and others for a century, charging a daily access fee. In 2010, Khosla’s property manager closed public access to the road leading to the beach. The Surfrider Foundation filed suit alleging that Khosla was violating a part of the California state constitution that prevented anyone from excluding the right of way to costal waters without a coastal development permit. A Superior Court judge found that Khosla’s action “violated a long established ‘prescriptive easement.’” Khosla appealed to the District Court of Appeals and began to negotiate with the state for the public access. Candidate for governor and Coastal Commission member, Gavin Newsom, demanded that the State Lands Commission use eminent domain to seize all but four of Khosla’s 53-acres. An Appellate Court upheld the Superior Court’s holding. Reiterating that if Khosla wanted to restrict access, he needed a development permit. Khosla plans to appeal to California’s Supreme Court.

Soaring Healthcare Costs

Aug 14, 2017

Healthcare costs for large employers will rise approximately five percent in 2018. The cost will come out to $14,156 per employee. People forced to buy healthcare through the Obamacare exchange will see premiums increase by 25 percent or more in 2018. The traditional ways that employers have found to cut healthcare costs so that it does not affect the bottom line no longer work. Employers are now working on initiatives to affect the supply side of healthcare by looking at healthcare payment and delivery reforms. Large employers are looking at offering health centers either onsite or close by to reduce absenteeism. Other large employers are trying to reduce their costs by offering cost sharing or premium reductions if their employees get “more efficient care or manage their chronic conditions.” 90 percent of large employers will offer high deductible plans associated with Health Savings Accounts. People who spend their own money tend to be more frugal and shop for better deals.

Sentencing for Guy Who Registered Dead Voters

Aug 14, 2017

Andrew J. Spieles of Harrisonburg, Virginia was sentenced to 100 days in a federal prison on Tuesday. Spieles will not have to pay a fine or fees due to his inability to pay. Spieles pled guilty to one-count of “knowingly transferring false Virginia Voter Registration Forms.” His job was to “register as many voters as possible and report them to Democratic headquarters in Harrisonburg.” Apparently not many people wanted to register as Democrats. An employee with the Registrar’s Office saw that one of the names submitted was the recently dead father of a local county judge. Upon deeper investigation, additional names of the dead were found. Other registrations had wrong information including wrong middle names, dates of birth and social security numbers. In all, Spieles created 18 fraudulent forms.

Obamacare is Destroying the Economy

Aug 14, 2017

Amazon has been blamed for killing retail sales. Yet online sales comprise only 8.5 percent of total retail sales. At $80 billion, Amazon’s sales equate to 1.5 percent of retail sales in the U.S. Retail sales since 2016 are at $5.5 trillion. Of that figure, $3.3 trillion is healthcare. 60 percent of retail sales since 2016 are in some way healthcare related. With Obamacare’s increasing premiums and large deductibles, consumers have less money for discretionary spending. The failure to repeal Obamacare is strangling the economy. But Democrats and Republicans refuse to see the disaster they have created. They’d rather go after Amazon with anti-trust suits and destroy the company than accept that they are to blame for the under performing American economy.

Australia In The Hunt For Taxes

Aug 14, 2017

The Australian government is either in dire need of tax revenue, or it is using the hunt for tax money as an excuse to enact all manner of authoritarian measures. The government is doubling taxes on foreigners who own property in Australia. If a foreigner buys a house undisclosed, it is a crime. The government is going into private schools to learn how parents are paying for school fees. Under the guise of ending the black economy, if Australians don’t keep a receipt when buying in cash, consumers will be stripped of their legal protections. The Black Economy Taskforce issued 35 recommendations to target consumers who pay in cash. This will have the effect of criminalizing cash and move all transactions into the digital realm so every transaction can be taxed.

Primary Challenge to Clair McCaskill

Aug 14, 2017

A radical Bernie Sanders supporter is planning to challenge Senator Claire McCaskill for the nomination to run for Senate. Angelica Earl hired Revolution Funding marketing firm to promote her campaign. This was the same marketing company that successfully raised millions of dollars to support Bernie Sanders’ presidential campaign. Earl has staffed her campaign over the last five months and created the needed infrastructure to run a solid primary campaign. Central to Earl’s campaign will be the push for a single-payer, “health care for all” system. Earl blasted McCaskill for wanting a bipartisan agreement with Republicans on healthcare. For Earl, there is no middle ground. The Sanders’ wing of the party hopes to primary as many moderate Democrat incumbents as possible to either push incumbents into supporting single-payer or replacing them with more radical socialist leaning representatives.

Joe Manchin Bashed By Primary Opponent

Aug 14, 2017

Senator Joe Manchin of West Virginia is being primaried by a fierce critic of the Democratic Party. At the liberal Netroots Nation conference she said, "My name is Paula Jean [Swearengin], I am a coal miners daughter and granddaughter, I am running for the U.S. Senate, and I'm mad as hell.” Decrying Manchin’s corporate donors, Swearengin said, “I will never sell my soul to the company store.” She said that Manchin was taking “crooked money.” The Bernie Sanders supporting Brand New Congress PAC endorsed Swearengin. She accused Manchin of opposing half of West Virginia’s Democratic party platform. Swearengin plans to ask for Bernie Sanders’ endorsement and is currently in talks with his staff. President Trump is rumored to be considering Manchin for Energy Secretary and putting Rick Perry at Homeland Security. Elevating Manchin to a cabinet position would allow the newly converted Republican governor to appoint a Republican to West Virginia’s senate seat. It would give Republicans one more Republican seat in the Senate.

Possible Deceptive Missile Tests

Aug 14, 2017

Were North Korea’s ballistic missile tests all they were cracked up to be? Consensus amongst analysts is that the missiles launched in July show that North Korea can reach the United States and many major American cities. However one skeptic is urging caution. Physicist Theodore Postol says that a careful analysis of the tests were a “carefully choreographed deception by North Korea to create a false impression that the Hwasong-14 is a near-ICBM that poses a nuclear threat to the continental U.S." Postol said that the altitude achieved by the first missile was due to a “reduced payload” and the second missile test had even a smaller payload. Calculations show that the payloads were substantially less than what an actual nuclear warhead would weigh. Postol contends that the North Koreans fooled the world into believing that the the missile program was further ahead than it actually is.

Republican Primary in Alabama

Aug 14, 2017

Former Alabama Supreme Court Chief Justice is leading a three way race for the Senate seat vacated by Jeff Sessions. Moore leads the race by 35 percent followed by Luther Strange, and Mel Brooks in third place. Despite President Trump’s endorsement of Luther Strange last week, Moore is receiving strong support from voters. Senator McConnell has thrown a lot of financial support towards Strange. But the president’s tweets disparaging McConnell may not be helping Luther Strange who is closely aligned with establishment Republicans. Roy Moore’s voters tend to be Trump voters. He is also the most anti-establishment candidate running. If the race comes down to Moore and Strange, Moore will likely attack Strange as being a part of the crony Republican establishment that is holding up the Trump agenda.

California Sanctuary City Law Has a Run In With the Governor

Aug 14, 2017

California’s sanctuary bill is getting push back from the state’s liberal governor. The legislation would prevent state authorities from assisting U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) from enforcing federal law. Governor Brown said that he takes a “more nuanced and careful approach to dealing with what is a difficult problem.” The governor went on to say, “Because you do have people who are not here legally, they’ve committed crimes. They have no business in the United States in the manner in which they’ve come and conducted themselves subsequently.” The sanctuary bill has been amended to make exceptions for “serious and violent crimes.” But opponents of the legislation say that exceptions don’t cover enough offenses. In the past, Governor Brown has vetoed a similar bill. He said that his signing this current iteration “is not a fait accompli.”

Hug a Terrorist

Aug 14, 2017

Liberal politicians in Denmark’s second largest city think they have the key to tackle terrorism. Jihadists just need a hug along with kindness and forgiveness according to the scheme cooked up by local politicians and police. Danes who fight for the Islamic state are being offered apartments, education, jobs, and now hugs to encourage them to “rejoin society.” Superintendent Allan Aarslev said that jihadists are “isolated.” “These are men who have been to Syria and we don’t know what they have been doing down there and that’s the choice we have to make – between helping them and leaving them alone.” By integrating them into the local community, Aarslev hopes that the jihadists will no longer be a safety hazard. “From my point of view, it would be much more safe for the local community here to help these young men to have a normal life after they have returned than to leave them alone.” Danish politician Naser Khader thought that this acceptance sends the wrong message to terrorists. “Go out and do something criminal, be jihadis, you will get a lot of privilege from the society. That’s wrong in my opinion,” said Khader.

Democrat Mayor Fiddles as City Floods

Aug 11, 2017

The city of New Orleans, Louisiana is below sea level and essentially sits in a large bowl that is surrounded by water on all sides including the Mississippi River and two huge lakes. The city is protected from flooding by a series of levees that were breached by the massive hurricane Katrina in 2005 that flooded much of the city and killed over a thousand people. The levees have been repaired, but the city remains vulnerable not only to hurricanes, but to torrential rains that are frequent.

The city has pumping stations that are designed to pump out rain water to prevent flooding. Recently some of those pumping stations have failed. Some city employees have come forward to blame the current Democrat mayor Mitch Landrieu of ignoring warnings that the pumping stations might fail. Apparently, Landrieu was so obsessed with being politically correct and removing confederate monuments in the city that the safety of his citizens was secondary.

U.S. Navy Challenges China

Aug 11, 2017

In a direct challenge to the communist Chinese government the U.S. navy destroyer, USS John S. McCain sailed into what the Chinese claim is its exclusive trade route in the South China Sea. The route is also one that other Asian nations like Taiwan, Malaysia, and the Philippines use. China has constructed an artificial island in the area, and claims that makes the route part of Chinese territory.

The United States has joined other nations in disputing this and so the McCain sailed along the route in what is called freedom of navigation operations. The McCain sailed within twelve nautical miles of the artificial island. The Chinese claim this is a violation of international law, but the United States disputes that and intends to continue such operations.

Democrat Funded Group Defies Congressional Subpoena

Aug 11, 2017

The shadowy liberal group Fusion GPS is the company that specializes in political smear campaigns, and has admitted that it was paid by Hillary Clinton supporters to smear Donald Trump. It hired an ex-British intelligence operative who produced a dossier about Trump supposedly compiled by the Russian government. The dossier was proven to be a complete fabrication.

Senator Charles Grassley, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, has launched an investigation into Fusion GPS and their possible collusion with the Clinton campaign and even the Russians. Fusion originally said it would comply with the Senate subpoena, but has failed to do so.

Japan and South Korea Warn North Korea about Firing Missiles at Guam

Aug 11, 2017

While North Korea has backed off from its original threat of launching missiles against American military bases in Guam, its plan to fire missiles near the island has drawn and angry response. Both South Korea and Japan have condemned the new plan to land missiles in the waters around the island. For one thing, while threats are always being made by Kim Jong Un, none have ever been this specific.

South Korea has threatened a stern response to such actions, and Japan has said it will shoot down the missiles that would be fired over its territory. President Trump has vowed to retaliate and so no one is backing down from Kim.

Susan Rice Thinks Nuclear North Korea is OK.

Aug 11, 2017

As most of the liberal news media continues to play down or ignore the North Korean threat in order to criticize President Donald Trump for his fiery rhetoric against the rogue regime, President Obama’s former national security advisor has upped the ante. She has decided to defend Kim Jong Un and has stated that Trump needs to accept North Korea as a nuclear power.

She apparently wants to continue her former boss’s approach of placating dictators that threaten the United States and the rest of the world. Neither Obama or Rice seem to be considering the real possibility of where nuclear weapons developed by an erratic dictator might end up, and who else might be given the opportunity to use them against the U.S,

Trump to Declare Opioid Crisis

Aug 11, 2017

President Donald Trump is declaring the increasing use of opioids by the population a “national emergency” that must be addressed by the federal government. He has pledged to “spend a lot of time, a lot of effort, and a lot of money on the opioid crisis”. In 2016 more people in the United States died from opioid use than were killed during the entire Vietnam War.

The death rate has reached an average of 142 people per day. The White House Commission that has been studying the problem made a number of recommendations to the President, including the declaring of a national emergency. Other recommendations include ways to increase the availability of treatment for opioid addiction.

Canadian Diplomat in Cuba also has Hearing Loss

Aug 11, 2017

Just one day after the U.S. State Department reported that two diplomats in the American embassy had been sent back home for treatment of hearing loss and other health problems, the Canadian government has confirmed that the same thing has happened to one of their diplomats. The State Department has stated that there is an ongoing investigation that apparently is looking into the possibility that the “acoustic” attacks could be the work of third parties connected to the embassies of Iran, North Korea, or even Russia.

The Cubans continue to deny any involvement and blaming the U.S. for not fully cooperating with the Cuban government in its investigation.

Venezuela Continues Crackdown on Opposition

Aug 11, 2017

Nicolas Maduro, dictatorial leader of Venezuela, is speeding up on his crackdown on anyone opposed to his regime. Many opposition mayors are under investigation by the government, several have been arrested, and at least two sentenced to jail. The legally elected National Assembly that is controlled by members of the opposition party has been dissolved, and replaced by the Constituent Assembly that is made up totally of Maduro supporters.

Anyone in the opposition parties that wants to run in any upcoming election must get a certificate of “good conduct” from the Constituent Assembly or be barred from running.

Out Gunned and Out Matched

Aug 11, 2017

The U.S. Army is short nearly $10 billion that it needs to begin modernizing its equipment. Several of its capabilities have been outmatched by Russia. It has had to rely on equipment purchased in the 1980s. Modernization has been slowed because of many issues including cancelled acquisition programs, an inability to decide on top modernization priorities, wars in the Middle East, and caps on spending imposed by Congress. In April 2016, the Army Chief of Staff said that the army had become “outranged and outgunned by many potential adversaries.” Russian missile defenses threaten U.S. and NATO air space in parts of Europe. Andrew Hunter of Defense-Industrial Initiatives Group said, “The Army has some critical needs to modernized because of the evolving threat, driven largely by Russia.”

Diplomatic Solution With North Korea Preferable

Aug 11, 2017

Secretary of Defense James Mattis said that a diplomatic solution with North Korea is something that the United States wants. “However, right now … you can see the American effort is diplomatically-led, it has diplomatic traction, it is gaining diplomatic results, and I want to stay right there, right now,” he said.” He considered the unanimous vote to sanction North Korea was a positive step forward. He said that the American focus is on a diplomatic solution but that he is responsible for having military options. War with North Korea would be “catastrophic,” said Mattis. The North Korean military announced that it would have a plan developed to attack Guam by mid-August. In a press conference, President Trump said that maybe his “fire and fury” comment was not “tough enough.”

Snowflake Alert

Aug 11, 2017

Social Justice Warriors have found a new target. They are going after the surname “Lynch.” A school district in Oregon voted to change the name of several of its schools that are named after the local wealthy Lynch family. The family donated land to the government so that government schools and public places could be built. Sharlene Guard, chair of the school board, said, “We have children of color and other cultures and we want to make sure that they are able to cross the threshold of those three schools and be comfortable in their surroundings.” One person at the meeting said, "This proposal has been an embarrassment to the staff and the community as a whole.”

Trump Says He Won’t Fire Mueller

Aug 11, 2017

President Trump said that does not have plans to fire special counsel Robert Mueller. "I haven't given it any thought. I've been reading about it from you people, you say I'm going to dismiss him. No, I'm not dismissing anybody," the president said. He added that he wanted the House and Senate to issue their reports to the public. The Senate is working on a bi-partisan bill that would forbid President Trump from firing the special counsel. The legislation stems from newspaper reports that reported Trump was seeking to dismiss the special counsel so that the Russia investigation would be prevented. In the past the president said that if the investigation crossed the line into investigating the Trump organization it would have gone too far.

American Diplomats in Cuba Injured

Aug 11, 2017

Committees in the House and Senate are looking into reports of incidents that diplomats in Cuba became ill and suffered hearing loss. American diplomats returned to the U.S. to receive treatment. Canadian diplomats also lost hearing and were treated in Canada. Speculation is that a covert sonic device were responsible for the issues. The incidents occurred in 2016 during the Obama Administration. The committees are trying to understand why the Obama and Trump Administrations stayed silent. President Trump expelled two Cuban diplomats from the Cuban embassy in May in response to actions taken against American diplomats in Cuba. There is an active investigation that is ongoing to understand what happened.

Minimum Wage Hike Would Kill Jobs

Aug 11, 2017

A $15 an hour minimum wage would devastate a Maryland county. An estimated 47,000 jobs would be lost over the next five years. The study found that residents in the county would lose $396.5 million in income loss. Businesses would lay off workers, cut hours and benefits, and stop opening new locations. Montgomery County Executive Isiah Legget said, “We can’t minimize some of the impacts outlined here. Even if it’s not 47,000 jobs lost, even if it’s half that, those are some startling numbers. You can’t discount ­it all.” Another council member called the study “nonsense.” Marc Elrich did not think it possible to predict how increasing the minimum wage would impact businesses and jobs. Elrich discounted the study because he thought businesses would respond negatively.

McCain To Push For More Troops and Deeper Commitment to Afghanistan

Aug 11, 2017

President Trump rejected his National Security Advisor’s plan to dive deeper into Afghanistan for the next four years. Undeterred, Senator McCain plans to take up the cause. He will push for more troops and “long-term, open-ended” involvement in Afghanistan when he returns to the Senate next month. “[W]e must face facts: We are losing in Afghanistan and time is of the essence if we intend to turn the tide,” said the senator. McCain’s plan also wants to do away with the constraining rules of engagement that make it considerably difficult to carry out missions. McCain’s plan would “deny, disrupt, degrade, and destroy the ability of terrorist groups to conduct attacks against the United States, its allies, or its core interests.” Rather than watching cancer eat away his brain and any common sense for the next 18 months, perhaps Senator McCain should resign his seat, volunteer for active duty in Afghanistan and go out in a hail of bullets and patriotic glory.

UC Berkeley Chancellor Will Be Paid for Doing Nothing

Aug 11, 2017

The former chancellor of UC Berkeley, Nicholas Dirks, stepped down over the summer. As he transitions out of his administrative role, he will receive 82 percent of his salary, or $434,000 under an approved UC policy. As chancellor, Dirks poorly handled several sexual harassment scandals, riots on campus, and a large $150 million budget deficit. His failure to deal decisively with the sexual harassment cases was his undoing. Many of those accused continued in their positions without disciplinary actions. University of California policy allows an administrator to collect up to 100% of their salary for a year. The former chancellor will not have to do anything to earn the money.

High Tech Sale to Drug Cartels Goes Awry

Aug 11, 2017

A tech employee tried to sell satellite tracking technology to Mexican drug cartels. The former Honeywell employee had the tracking technology. Federal agents, posing as buyers of the technology, arrested Robert Miller on federal fraud charges. Miller demonstrated the technology in a live demonstration to undercover agents. The technology would have give drug cartels a huge advantage over American law enforcement. Cartels would have been able to track law enforcement aircraft and boats. The technology is used by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration.

Cop Chooses To Find New Doctor Than Part With His Gun

Aug 11, 2017

A doctor’s office in Texas told a police chief to leave his weapon in the car or leave the office. The officer left the office and promptly made his case on social media. “I will be looking for a new ENT, just asked to leave Dr. Burkes office because I am wearing my gun, badge, and ID,” Conroe Police Chief Philip Dupuis said. He added, “Officers should not be required to disarm or change out of their uniform while seeing their doctors or other professionals.” He conceded that it is the right of a private business to determine whom they serve. But that it was his right not to patronize such a business. A spokesman for the business apologized. “This was a mistake by an employee and not our policy. We have “already communicated to all of the supervisors in all of the locations how this SHOULD have been handled.” The police chief said that he hoped the doctor’s office “respond appropriately and make a very public and clear statement that officers will not be treated this way in the future.”

Millions of Americans Pay Fines Instead of Going on Obamacare

Aug 10, 2017

One of the major criticisms of the failed Republican plans to repeal and replace Obamacare came as a result of predictions by the Congressional Budget Office that millions of Americans would lose their insurance of the plans were adopted. The figures from this supposedly non-partisan source were questionable at best since they kept changing and the CBO predictions about the original Obamacare had been completely wrong.

The fact is that the highly unpopular mandate under Obamacare that requires Americans to get health insurance or pay a fine has resulted in 6.5 million Americans paying the fine. The projected number of Americans that would supposedly lose their insurance under the Republican plan includes those people plus an estimated 10 million more people who would choose not to have insurance at all.

Washington Post Gets Hysterical Over Trump having Nuclear Codes

Aug 10, 2017

Once again the Washington Post has shown that it is incapable of being objective about anything President Donald Trump does or says. The latest proof of this is a hysterical piece about the danger of Trump controlling the nuclear codes that would have to be used to launch a nuclear attack. The paper brings up the ads run by Hillary Clinton during her disastrous campaign for the presidency when she tried to convince the American people that Trump was too erratic and unstable to have the nuclear codes.

The claim didn’t work and she still lost the election, but the Washington Post won’t let go. The fact is that Trump has not directly threatened a nuclear attack on anyone. His statement about fire and fury could easily have been referring to the awesome conventional weapons power that the United States could use on North Korea.

Eric Bolling Files Defamation Suit Against Reporter

Aug 10, 2017

Popular Fox News host Eric Bolling has filed a defamation lawsuit against Yashar Ali, the reporter who wrote the story published in the ultra-liberal Huffington Post claiming that years ago Bolling sent lewd photos to several women working for Fox. Of course, the sources for the story are unnamed and Ali has said he will not release the names.

In the meantime, Bolling has been suspended by Fox News while an investigation takes place. However, it is unclear how the allegations can be proven if no one comes forward to testify that they were actually sexually harassed. Bolling contends that if the photos even exist, they were sent by someone else using his name.