CNN Analyst Joe Lockhart Admits He Fabricated Conversation Between GOP Senators
Friday, January 24, 2020
Posted by TartanMarine at 5:12 PM
Trump Impeachment Theater a Farce to Protect the Federal Administrative State by John Kass
EXCERPT: It is this administrative state that Trump, through his appointment of scores of federal judges and two Supreme Court justices, is waging war against. His attack on the administrative state is his great sin, as far as Democrats are concerned. And for this, the Democrats must stop him.
Posted by TartanMarine at 5:09 PM
FISA Court Confirms Two Carter Page Surveillance Applications ‘Not Valid’
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Excerpt: DOJ inspector general Michael Horowitz revealed “at least 17 significant errors or omissions” committed by the FBI in his report on the Bureau’s “Crossfire Hurricane” investigation into the 2016 Trump campaign, but did not come up with any “documentary evidence” that the probe was predicated by political bias. Among the more egregious violations detailed in the report was the revelation that a top FBI national security lawyer doctored an email for Page’s fourth application to conceal that Page served as a source for the CIA. [The court is still awaiting FBI response on the other two applications. Ron P.]
Posted by TartanMarine at 5:06 PM
It's Official: FISA Court Says Warrants Issued Against Carter Page Were Not Valid
Excerpt: he FISA court officially acknowledged Thursday that the FBI submitted false information when obtaining warrants to surveil Trump campaign aide Carter Page. Therefore, the FISA warrants that were issued are invalid.
School District Pays Teen $800,000 For Refusing To Let Her Sleep, Micturate With Boys. A Wisconsin school district will pay a transgender student $800,000 to settle a lawsuit she filed in a successful attempt to share bathrooms and overnight sleeping quarters with male high school students.
Posted by TartanMarine at 4:58 PM
Goodman on health insurance
Excerpt: The central impetus of Obamacare was not to insure more people. ...About 95% of those who vote already have insurance, Schumer noted. So Obamacare was promising to spend a great deal of money on people who don’t vote. Instead, their message focused on protecting sick people from abuses by insurance companies. More often than not, that meant protecting people who migrated from an employer plan to the individual market with a preexisting condition. Virtually every Republican proposal to reform Obamacare has been attacked by opponents as weakening protections for those with preexisting conditions. And Republicans from the President on down have, so far and in public, committed that they will continue to address this problem with the sledgehammer of forcing insurance companies to charge the same premium to everyone who shows up, sick or not. From this Adam and Eve apple the rest of the mess follows. For now insurance is outrageously expensive for healthy people. And both the government and insurance companies work hard to ration and limit how well they serve sick people.
Posted by TartanMarine at 4:51 PM
Satire: Democrats Warn That American People May Tamper With Next Election
Posted by TartanMarine at 4:44 PM
Thursday, January 23, 2020
To See America’s Democrat Future, Look At California Now
I keep thinking the revolt has to come someday from the CA voters, but so far the big cities with their automatic Democrat voters and the big unions keep dominating elections. It can't go on forever, but hey, it can drag on into deeper and deeper mess and misery for some time to come. Maybe another ten years, maybe longer, although I don't see how. I'm just glad not to be there, and sorry for the good people who are stuck there. Del
Posted by TartanMarine at 4:49 PM
The Virginia Model for a Constitutional Confederation of States
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Excerpt: If we’re to fully restore Liberty and the integrity of our Constitution, we must do so from the bottom up — a groundswell from grassroots Americans if it is to be enduring. We must start at our foundation, speaking with one disciplined, determined, and unified voice toward one primary objective: the reestablishment of Rule of Law. “Constitutional Confederation” is a more complicated sanctuary concept than those alliances being formed to defend the Second Amendment, but a good starting place would be with those organizational alliances because their mission is, ultimately, the same — protection of the Constitution. An initial objective could be to obtain resolutions from the 27 Republicans governors now in office and county resolutions in the remaining 23 states, such as Virginia, with statist Democrat governors. The initial purpose would be to educate our fellow citizens on the point that our Constitution established a Republic and is intended to reflect the consent of the governed — a nation of laws as opposed to the rule of men. [Patriot Post’s Mark Alexander makes an interesting proposal. It’s worth reading. Ron P.]
Posted by TartanMarine at 4:34 PM
Video: Who Decides What Is an Abuse of Power?
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Excerpt: The articles of impeachment being tried before the U.S. Senate this week are purely partisan. [This video from Allen West (former Congressman from Fl) is exactly on target. Who gets to decide what an “Abuse of Power” is? He provides some interesting contrasts between what has happened–and been accepted with cheers–in the past and what has happened now and how it’s being portrayed. Video runs less than 10 minutes. Ron P.]
Posted by TartanMarine at 4:32 PM
Ami Horowitz: How white liberals really view black voters
Posted by TartanMarine at 4:29 PM
Wednesday, January 22, 2020
Government in the Shadows. By VICTOR DAVIS HANSON
Excerpt: The frenetic opposition to Donald Trump by the Washington establishment, the new progressive, hard-left Democratic party, and in particular the veterans of the Obama administration has led to the ruination of a number of hallowed protocols and customs. Impeachment has been redefined as a mere vote of no confidence and will become a rank political ploy for years to come once an opposition party gains a majority in the House. It is taking on the flavor of a preemptory device, a vaccination, rather than a medicine, as if to prevent future hypothetical crimes in the absence of current impeachable offenses. Whistleblowers are now mere political operatives, who work with the opposition party to disseminate second- and third-hand rumor to prompt impeachment frenzies. The FISA court has been disgraced. It was revealed to be either incompetent or actively partisan in its failure to question the Steele dossier’s legitimacy, in ignoring the warnings of Devin Nunes’s memo, and in the court’s selection of hard-core anti-Trump partisan David Kris to monitor FBI compliance with the recommendations of the Horowitz report. At this point, the existing FISA courts should probably be dismissed and the laws authorizing their creation rewritten.
Posted by TartanMarine at 8:50 PM
Virginia Democrats Push Legislation to Make Criticism of Government Officials a Criminal Offense
Posted by TartanMarine at 8:46 PM
Iran MP offers reward for killing Trump, U.S. calls it 'ridiculous'
You'd think with the billionaires and millionaires in the democrat party they could top this. ~Bob
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:18 PM
Satire: Media Offers Thoughts And Prayers That Someone Would Start Some Violence At Gun Rights Rally
Satire: Media Offers Thoughts And Prayers That Someone Would Start Some Violence At Gun Rights Rally
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:15 PM
The pro-2nd Amendment rally in Virginia was going to be a racist mess, there was going to be violence, there were going to be White Supremacists all over it, etc, etc. The reality was about 22K people showed up, including Blacks, Gays, Trans, and women, to protest peacefully, there were tens of thousands of people openly carrying guns, not a shot was fired, there was no violence, and the crowd cleaned up as they dispersed. Did we see a lot of this covered nationally? Not exactly.... but if one shot had been fired, if one fight broke out, if one swastika had been displayed.... guess what kind of coverage would have occurred then? But there's no media bias.... Del
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:13 PM
Leak Culture Protects the Powerful
Excerpt: One recent story details the sufferings of Bryan Paarmann, whose name came out of a Freedom of Information Act request related to the investigation of FBI leaks. According to the Washington Examiner, “the deputy assistant director of the FBI’s international operations division from 2016 to 2017, ‘improperly disclosed court-sealed and law enforcement sensitive information to the media’ in violation of FBI rules.” Although Paarmann violated several laws, he was not prosecuted and simply resigned. In October 2018, Natalie Edwards, a senior advisor at the Department of Treasury’s financial crimes unit, was arrested for leaking “suspicious activity reports” related to former Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort. These reports, which are not generated with any due process, are treated with the highest degree of secrecy by banks and the government. Naturally, these formed the basis of a hit job in Buzzfeed. In October of last year, Defense Intelligence Agency analyst Henry Frese was arrested on federal charges that he leaked classified information, including details of a foreign country’s weapons systems. He apparently was involved romantically with one of the reporters he leaked to. (...) Far from being a means of “speaking truth to power,” the chief motive of many leakers—just as with many turncoat spies—consists of the small indignities of office politics, anger at being passed over for promotions, ideological fervor, and simple vanity. [Loose lips can still sink ships. Ron P.]
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:07 PM
Tulsi Gabbard Sues Hillary Clinton for Defamation over ‘Russian Asset’ Comments
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:05 PM
Not that I love Trump, but my portfolio has me leaning towards holding my nose and voting for him.
1. How is this whole withholding aid different from, say, a signing statement, where the president signs a bill and then says not to execute it?
2. How many signing statements has Trump issued? In the same period of time, Obama? Bush II?
3. Do we really not need an investigation into Hunter Biden’s appointment and activities? How was his father engaged in this? Was it really legitimate? Why are we not asking?
4. Why has Congress never investigated how the Iran treaty was instituted, without their ratification? I think that’s a huge violation of the Constitution.
5. What investigation into Pence is being conducted? Is this the April surprise?
6. I still don’t see how the Trump campaign conspired with the Russians in 2016. What was Obama’s administration doing to prevent this?
7. Do you think the next Democrat president will be able to stand up to this level of scrutiny and hand-tying?
In other words, Congress has been emasculating itself for 40 years. Now we see the fruits of that, except it seems to be ok if a democrat does it.
No...I don’t see him acting ‘presidential’, at least not in the way I’ve become accustomed...although I can see him getting things done. Economy is great, inflation is low, unemployment is low. I can see Democrats having a problem with putting their base to work...hence the anger. And for Christ’s sake, quit tweeting...not a way to communicate, not a way to govern. It’s just a huge bunch of noise. I blame a whole lot of this on Obama’s divisiveness, and we’re seeing backlash from the folks who ‘did build that’.
Last, I said it in 2016, Republican Congress needed to at least give the appearance of reining him in. That didn’t happen, so 2018. -GS
Posted by TartanMarine at 6:43 PM
Tuesday, January 21, 2020
Nigerian pastor who praised God in ransom video beheaded after refusing to deny Christ
Posted by TartanMarine at 6:54 PM
Monday, January 20, 2020
Arizona trooper shot in ambush attack; Good Samaritan kills gunman
Posted by TartanMarine at 6:30 PM
How Trump Can Triple His Support Among Black Voters In 2020
Excerpt: In 2016, Donald Trump received a slightly higher share of the black vote than did Mitt Romney in 2012 or John McCain in 2008. But he still received just 8 percent. Now black support for Trump is in the mid-30s. While a 30 percent approval rating doesn’t necessarily translate into a 30 percent vote-share from black Americans in 2020, 30 percent approval is significant. Even if black support for Trump were in the mid-teens on election day, that could swing states like Michigan, Florida, and even Minnesota solidly into Trump’s camp. Some of this increased black support is due to a historically low unemployment rate for black Americans, along with hefty income gains for many black Americans, as working-class and blue-collar wages finally begin to outpace managerial wages. Another reason is surely Trump’s criminal justice reform efforts. Other issues include school choice, which blacks resoundingly support — and likely propelled Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis (R) to victory in 2018, because a group of black mothers swung in his favor.
Posted by TartanMarine at 5:03 PM
Rotherham sex gang victim says police should face criminal charges for 'aiding and abetting' abuse of hundreds of children as report reveals force ignored crimes for fear of stoking racial tensions
Rotherham sex gang victim says police should face criminal charges for 'aiding and abetting' abuse of hundreds of children as report reveals force ignored crimes for fear of stoking racial tensions
Excerpt: The officer, who was unable to be identified, was also found to have said 'with it being Asians, we can't afford for this to be coming out' and commented that the abuse had happened for 30 years. ("Asian"is British pres code for Muslims. ~Bob)
Posted by TartanMarine at 10:09 AM
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2 GTA men indicted in U.S. for allegedly trafficking items for Pakistan nuclear program
I'm reading Illicit." The amount of trafficking in weapons, slaves, drugs, fake goods, etc. Is about two orders of magnitude worse than you think. ~Bob
Posted by TartanMarine at 9:59 AM
New York Times Makes Odd Endorsement In Democratic Presidential Primary, Gets Mocked
Excerpt: The New York Times editorial board announced on Sunday that it was endorsing two Democratic presidential candidates for the party’s nomination – Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) – a decision that was quickly mocked online by critics. “In a break with convention, the editorial board has chosen to endorse two separate Democratic candidates for president,” the Times leftist editorial board wrote. “American voters must choose between three sharply divergent visions of the future.”
Posted by TartanMarine at 9:44 AM
Excerpt: Joe Biden, despite his senior moments and his lifelong reckless speech, may be for now the Democrats only hope to carry the Midwest swing states that sent Donald Trump to the White House. Thus, the Democrats in the very fashion they have conducted themselves throughout this impeachment farce, may be insidiously destroying the candidate with the best chance of regaining the White House—even while likely enhancing Donald Trump’s polls. That the Democrats realized such risks and ignored them, either suggests the Left wants to finish off the Biden candidacy, or their obsessions with destroying Trump outweighs any practical considerations of replacing the president with one of their own. [Hanson really tears up CNN’s news coverage for its political bias, then moves into observation of the most recent developments in Washington. In case you were wondering, a “petard” is a small bomb; being “hoist on one’s own petard” is when a plan blows up in the planners own face. Ron P.]
Posted by TartanMarine at 9:40 AM
The Democrats’ Sham Investigation
Excerpt: The Judiciary Committee, traditionally the “impeachment committee,” didn’t call any fact witnesses. The first hearing consisted of three partisan Democrat activists and liberal law professor Jonathan Turley, who has criticized the current impeachment effort. The other Judiciary Committee hearing consisted of the majority and minority counsels answering questions about the Schiff report. Schiff wasn’t required by Nadler to testify about his own report. A simple question screams out for attention. (...) Why didn’t Schiff testify about his own report? Why weren’t Republicans allowed to call a single witness in the House impeachment hearings? What have Democrats tried to hide? What exculpatory evidence are these Democrats trying to omit from the record? A prosecutor who omits potentially exculpatory information from the judge, jury, and defense team might face serious sanctions. There has been lots of talk about fairness and fulfilling the House’s constitutional responsibilities and the rule of law. How is preventing potentially important information from being presented to the jury living up to those important responsibilities? Democrats don’t want Schiff to testify because that might force him to explain whether the “whistleblower” worked with two of Schiff’s new hires at the National Security Council. [I’m not entirely sure Cross–the author–is 100% correct, but he makes a good case. Good enough? We’ll see. I suspect it will largely depend on the Senate rules and whether or not they allow continued Democrat fishing expeditions. If they require the vote to be solely based on the “evidence”–which is mostly allegations with no supporting facts–then the outcome will be a swift acquittal. Ron P.]
Posted by TartanMarine at 9:39 AM
Earth's Climate History: What the Doomsayers Don't Want Voters to Know By John Eidson
Excerpt: Absent historical context, extreme weather can be overhyped in ways that lead uninformed voters to conclude that acts of God such as severe droughts and floods never happened before humans began using fossil fuels.
In fact, extreme weather has occurred with monotonous regularity for millions of years. Below is an infinitesimal sampling of the endless multitude of catastrophic weather events in Earth’s past, many of which occurred long before the Industrial Revolution. The Great Hurricane of 1780 killed 30,000 people in the Caribbean. Epic dust storms in the 1930s caused catastrophic ecological damage to the Central Plains of the U.S. and Canada. Massive flooding that hit Tokyo, Japan, in 1910 destroyed more than 400,000 homes.
Posted by TartanMarine at 9:36 AM
Sunday, January 19, 2020
Flashback: Pelosi Said Obama Did Not Need Authorization to Attack Libya
Flashback: Pelosi Said Obama Did Not Need Authorization to Attack Libya
Posted by TartanMarine at 8:49 PM
Candace Owens interviews an Iranian-American young woman who is very well informed and provides a lot of great information about Iran and the Middle East. --Del
Posted by TartanMarine at 6:55 PM
Saturday, January 18, 2020
160 years ago we had this kind of man fighting for this country. Even though he was not paid the same as White soldiers, and would be executed if ever taken prisoner, he still was there, as a volunteer, to give his all for his country. Now we have Colin Kaepernick..... I wonder what Mr. Carney would say to him. But Colin does not speak for every American of color, far from it. We still have plenty of non White Americans who see themselves as Americans more than anything else. They have sacrificed themselves for this country throughout its history, and still do every day. I thank heaven for them, for everyone who is my brother as an American who loves this country even with the blemishes of its past and present. --Del
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:58 PM
Reuters: Clinton's charity confirms Qatar's $1 million gift while she was at State Dept
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:23 PM
The New Post-Trump Constitution
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Excerpt: The Left sees Donald Trump’s comportment, rallies, and tweets as a new low in presidential behavior that justifies extraordinary countermeasures. But Trump’s personal characteristics are idiosyncratic and may or may not become institutionalized by subsequent presidents. And it is not as if liberal icons such as FDR, LBJ, JFK, and Bill Clinton suddenly became saintly in office. What is far scarier is the reaction to Trump, in both the constitutional and political sense. What follows are likely the new norms for the next generation of presidents, and they will probably be equally applied to Democrats who implemented them in the Trump era. (,,,) This is the new political climate. It is obvious that both George W. Bush and Barack Obama could easily have been impeached under such protocols after they lost their party’s majority in the House of Representative. From now on, their successors will likely enjoy no such exemptions. [Hanson paints a really scary picture of our future, laying out ten reasons why our “constitutional republic” has pretty much been superseded by events of the last three years. This is an “NR-Plus” article and may not be available to every possible reader; I recommend reading it, if you can. Ron P.]
Posted by TartanMarine at 4:55 PM
Suspected Neo-Nazi Arrested Before VA Gun Rally Is Actually an Illegal Immigrant
Posted by TartanMarine at 4:53 PM
U.S. housing starts at 13-year high, factory output gains
Excerpt: U.S. homebuilding surged to a 13-year high in December as activity increased across the board, suggesting the housing market recovery was back on track amid low mortgage rates, and could help support the longest economic expansion on record. (Yeah, the Demonrats have to smear Trump with all the crap they can toss to prevent him being reelected. He's doing too good a job undoing Obama's "legacy" of making America a has-been, second-rate power and the country is thriving--or trying to despite the constant drumming of negative MSM press and DS operatives. Nothing like a business man who can cut deals, not afraid to pressure economically and gives better than what they toss at him. Pray protection for the President and his family.--Barb)
Posted by TartanMarine at 10:53 AM
Not Just Hunter: Joe Biden's Brothers Used the VP for Financial Gain
Excerpt: The Democrats' impeachment against President Donald Trump has ironically highlighted the sleazy dealings of Hunter Biden, the youngest son of former Vice President Joe Biden. Hunter took a lucrative job at a Ukrainian gas firm while his dad was the Obama point man on Ukraine — and the VP pressured Ukraine to fire a prosecutor who was investigating that firm. As it turns out, the influence-peddling was not limited to Hunter. A new NBC News expose revealed how Joe Biden's younger brother Frank seems to have used his brother's name to become the president and frontman for a charter school company. Frank Biden reportedly called his last name "a tremendous asset" and said it brought him "automatic acceptance" as he sought government approval for the company. Frank Biden did not respond to requests for comment from NBC News. The former vice president's other brother, James Biden, is fighting a lawsuit that claims he feigned interest in a medical device company as a ploy to steal the company's business model. Plaintiffs claim James Biden said during investment negotiations that the firm’s "psychiatric care model would be used by Joe Biden as part of his campaign for President of United States."
Posted by TartanMarine at 10:51 AM
France: Police Arrest Man for Desecrating Church with Islamic Qur’an Verses
Posted by TartanMarine at 10:48 AM
Jane Fonda Saves the Planet From Herself by Daniel Greenfield
Excerpt: Last year, Jane Fonda sold her “eco-conscious” Beverly Hills mansion, with its 7,102 square feet on a 36,000 square foot lot enclosing a his and her master suite, a glass elevator, 5 bathrooms, glass walls, fireplaces, a fountain, a meditation garden, a fully stocked gym, a pavilion with heat lamps, and a huge pool for $8.5 million after she found no takers at its original $13 million sale price. “This was the first time in my 79 years,” Fonda enunciates with the deep pathos of an orphan finally getting a full meal as the camera zooms through the cavernous interior of a walk-in closet the size of some people’s homes , “that I have had a closet that you could walk in and see everything you have.” (Giving total stupidity, arrogance, hypocrisy, that is. I am SO TIRED of this woman, I just want her to move to Pyongyang or maybe Venezuela and never be heard from again. She's 79 and I keep wondering when her huge load of selfrighteousness will finally overload her heart and she can go join Tom Hayden and Ho Chi Minh in the warmer regions of the afterlife. --Del)
Posted by TartanMarine at 10:34 AM
Mind-Blowing! 58% Of Attendees at Trump’s Wisconsin Rally Were NOT Republicans, Up from 43% in Ohio
My belief is that the extremism of the Left has mounted up so high, so long, that it's forcing more and more people, who may not all love Trump deeply or even like him a lot, to face the fact that having the present crop of Democrats take over the country would be the death knell of the nation as we've known it. The disgusting circuses of the Mueller investigation and then the instant switch over to a phone call anyone can read that makes no clear demand and never mentions any person by name to be investigated, about aid the Ukraine that was in fact supplied later on, and crazy charges like "obstruction of Congress", have saturated people beyond tolerance. It's impossible for any rational, clear thinking person to not see all this as political viciousness pushing a witch hunt, wasting huge amounts of time, energy, and taxpayer money. Sadly, yes, there are both the total Leftist ideologues who push it and some fraction of others who have bought into it, and of course there's the media and Hollywood pushing it for all they're worth. But that's not everyone, not by a very long shot. The Senate trial will be other circus, but maybe McConnell will keep it under control, everyone can go through the motions, and get to a vote quickly to end it all. I sure hope so. I am sick to death of all this and I am very sure that many millions of others feel the same way. --Del
Posted by TartanMarine at 10:17 AM
The Hole in the Impeachment Case
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Excerpt: If collusion with Russia had been fact rather than farce, Trump would never have made it to an impeachment trial. He’d have had to resign, Prior to November 8, 2016, Republicans were not the ones in need of convincing that Russia was a dangerous geopolitical threat. If it had been real collusion that brought Democrats around to that conclusion, the votes to impeach and remove would have been overwhelming. And the timing would have been irrelevant. If Americans had been seized by a truly impeachable offense, it would not matter whether Election Day was two years, two months, or two weeks away. The public and the political class would not tolerate an agent of the Kremlin in the Oval Office. [It’s difficult to argue with common sense. Ron P.]
Posted by TartanMarine at 10:13 AM
Friday, January 17, 2020
WALSH: There Is No Such Thing As Student Loan ‘Cancellation.’ Someone Still Has To Foot The Bill.
Posted by TartanMarine at 8:39 PM
Elizabeth Warren Takes Credit for Sponsoring Bills She Voted Against
Posted by TartanMarine at 8:36 PM
ISIS sex slave girl pregnant at TEN years old as children raped by 100 jihadis and beaten with cables An aid worker who runs safe houses for Yazidis escaping IS said child sex slaves would often be raped by hundreds of ISIS fighters
Posted by TartanMarine at 7:31 PM
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CBS4 Investigation Finds Dead Voters Casting Ballots In Colorado
Posted by TartanMarine at 5:27 PM
Climate Expert Shreds Claims Made By Ocasio-Cortez, Thunberg In Congressional Testimony
Excerpt: ...“I also care about getting the facts and science right. I believe that scientists, journalists, and advocates have an obligation to represent climate science accurately, even if doing so reduces the saliency of our concerns,” Shellenberger continued. “No credible scientific body has claimed climate change threatens the collapse of civilization much less the extinction of the human species. And yet some activists, scientists, and journalists make such apocalyptic assertions, which I believe contribute to rising levels of anxiety, including among adolescents, and worsening political polarization.” Shellenberger’s remarks are an apparent shot at Thunberg’s claim that “we are in the beginning of a mass extinction” and Ocasio-Cortez’ claim that “we have 10 years left to plan and implement a Green New Deal before cataclysmic climate disaster.”
Posted by TartanMarine at 3:01 PM
Bernie Campaigner Kyle Jurek Arrested Days Before Project Veritas Exposé
Excerpt: Kyle Jurek, a field organizer for Sen. Bernie Sanders’ (I-VT) presidential campaign, was arrested just days before Project Veritas released undercover footage of the self-described “anarcho-communist” suggesting that Trump supporters require re-education in Soviet-style concentration camps. Jurek was arrested on January 8 by Iowa state police, according to Polk County, Iowa, Sheriff’s Department. Jurek was charged with violation of probation, possession of drug paraphernalia, failure to provide proof of financial liability, as well as operating while intoxicated — his second offense. The 38-year-old was previously arrested in September 2019 for possession of a controlled substance, unlawful possession of a prescription drug, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Posted by TartanMarine at 2:58 PM
I’m a Liberal Who Thinks Immigration Must Be Restricted
Seems like perfectly reasonable thinking to me. But he's pushing against the current tide of what actually amounts to people favoring open borders, a policy that would be destructive to our whole society. --Del
Posted by TartanMarine at 2:55 PM
The best parts of your childhood probably involved things today’s kids will never know
Posted by TartanMarine at 2:37 PM
For the time being, at least, the dead can vote in Wisconsin
Excerpt: For the time being, at least, the dead can vote in Wisconsin. Two days ago, we hailed the good news that a trial court judge in Wisconsin held the Elections Commission and three of its Democrat members in contempt because they refused to abide by his December order that they remove 200,000 non-viable names from the state's voting records. One day later, on Tuesday, the state appellate court stepped in to stop the Elections Commission from cleaning out the cemetery vote: The removal of as many as 209,000 names was put on hold a day after an Ozaukee County judge found three members of the Wisconsin Elections Commission in contempt of court for ignoring an order he gave in December 2019.
Posted by TartanMarine at 9:53 AM
Being A Brown Immigrant Gives You No Pass For Racism Against Trump Supporters
Posted by TartanMarine at 9:27 AM
Thursday, January 16, 2020
The chart the Trump campaign should be 'plastering absolutely everywhere': Deirdre Bolton
Iraqi refugee launches GOP challenge to Ilhan Omar: 'She needs to be stopped'
Excerpt: Al-Aqidi decried the use of identity politics on the campaign trail. "Muslims, Christians, Jews are all Americans," she said, while going on to blast Omar's past comments that have been labeled anti-Semitic. "Every time she opens her mouth she says something either anti-U.S. or anti-Semitic," al-Aqidi said. Omar has apologized for past tweets about Israel that played on anti-Semitic tropes.Al-Aqidi also alleged that Omar is more interested in raising her own political profile than helping her constituents. "I am loyal to the country that gave me a chance, gave me a brighter future," she said, claiming that Omar "continually tries to weaken the country and divide us."
Posted by TartanMarine at 4:09 PM
Postpone the Impeachment Trial until the House Finishes Investigating
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Excerpt: Plainly, there are loose ends here that the House should have tied up and that, importantly, the House is continuing to investigate. Note that Democrats have been caterwauling that the impeachment trial will not be fair because Senate Republicans are too in-the-tank for Trump to do their duty as impartial decision-makers (as if Democrats were not rabid anti-Trump partisans). But what could more undermine the fairness of a trial than a continuing, very public investigation of the same defendant while that trial is proceeding? No trial judge would put up with that. Prosecutors would not be permitted to present the case before a trial jury while, outside the courtroom, they were prejudicing the trial by continuing to investigate and publicize their findings. There is a very simple solution, one that judges in federal court deal with all the time in cases that are still under investigation when an indictment is initially filed: Don’t schedule the trial until the prosecutors acknowledge to the court that the investigation is over and no further charges are anticipated. It is worth bearing in mind: Impeachment is not just any trial. [As always, McCarthy makes perfect sense. Here, he recommends an elegant solution. Ron P.]
Posted by TartanMarine at 4:05 PM
The Academic Voldemort Principle
Excerpt: First, proper citations safeguard against the theft of another’s original work. Second, they provide a road map for other scholars to track and replicate a claim, including independently vetting whether a stated reference provides sufficient evidence for an assertion. While crediting another scholar’s work can signal respect for that person’s contribution, this norm acquires even greater importance when an argument is contested. A proper citation allows the reader to independently verify whether one author is fairly and accurately representing the position of his or her opponent. (,,,) That norm is now giving way to one of the most toxic practices of the Far Left — the act of “deplatforming” disliked persons and viewpoints so as to exclude them from a discussion entirely. In the world of scholarly citations, deplatforming entails intentionally refusing to cite or acknowledge an opponent as a source — even when directly responding to their arguments. Consider it the Voldemort principle of academic footnotes, wherein a disliked opponent’s work simply becomes “he who must not be named.” [This article demonstrates how political bias becomes empowered, particularly in an academic setting. Remember that truth remains true, even if said by a known liar. The facts are not changed by who uttered the words. Ron P.]
Posted by TartanMarine at 12:08 PM
'I’m Saddened by the White Man’s Emasculation': An African Sets the Record Straight
EXCERPT: The first thing to point out is that the generalization of colonization, at the end of the 19th century, happened with African majority support. It marked an important turning point in the history of black Africa. And if the populace was in favor of colonization, it was because it could see what Europeans had to offer, which was infinitely better than the treatment they received from their own rulers. The author forcefully and categorically debunks the myth of a colonization that got imposed upon Africa. (This and other facts that are new (at least to me.) I wish I had the French to read this guy's book “L’Afrique à désintoxiquer” (“Detoxifying Africa”), --Bill)
Posted by TartanMarine at 10:55 AM
Wednesday, January 15, 2020
Obama’s lax discipline policies made schools dangerous
This seldom reported in "the news." The Obama policies have had adverse effect on education, causing school discipline to deteriorate, make things more difficult for teachers. I know from my many contacts with present and former teachers that lack of ability to enforce at least basic discipline in the classroom ends up forcing teachers to spend most of their effort trying to deal with a fraction of the kids who are difficult, while the rest of the class doesn't get much of a chance to benefit from good teaching. This is why the move by minority parents to get their kids into magnet schools is so strong, they want their kids to have a shot at a good education and they know that in too many public schools that won't be as easy to get. What's really sad is the spiral where the more responsible parents take their kids out of such schools, which then just makes the troublemaker kids a larger and more powerful group and even more difficult to deal with. Then hardly anybody has a chance to learn. --Del
Posted by TartanMarine at 8:04 PM