Who Pays the Obamacare Tax?

Sep 25, 2017

The people paying the Obamacare tax are not the rich. Instead, the people paying the tax are the poor, the very people whom the Democrats say (with a wink) they want to help. More than one in three households earning less than $25,000 had to pay the tax in 2015. “More than 75% of penalized households made less than $50,000 and nine in 10 earned less than $75,000.” Taxing the poor and the middle class is becoming lucrative for politicians and the bureaucrats at the IRS. “Government revenues increased to more than $3 billion from about $1.7 billion, as the financial punishment for lacking coverage increased.” The government compels the poor to buy a product they either don’t want or can’t afford, which results in the poor having “less money for household expenses.” If government were to get out of healthcare, prices would fall just like they do in other free market sectors such as “televisions, cell phones, and laptop computers.”

One Dead and Seven Injured After Immigrant Fires On Churchgoers

Sep 25, 2017

A Sudanese immigrant is responsible for the killing of one person and the wounding of seven others at a Baptist church in Antioch, Tennessee. The gunman “began indiscriminately shooting” after he entered the church. After being “confronted by a church usher” the gunman “shot himself during the struggle.” Witnesses said the gunman was wearing a clown mask when he entered the church, but police say it was a ski mask. The user, Rober Engle, was pistol-whipped, “causing ‘significant injury around his head.’” Engle went to his vehicle to retrieve a gun. He returned and held the gunman at gunpoint until police arrived. Mayor Began Barry said the shooting “is a terrible tragedy for our city. My heart aches for the family and finds of the deceased as well as for the wounded victims and their loved ones.” The shooter has been released from the hospital and is awaiting charges.

UK Credit Rating Falls

Sep 25, 2017

Prime Minister Theresa May delivered a speech in Florence, Italy last week. It was intended to break open the stalled Brexit negotiations. But it appears that the only thing that did break was the United Kingdom’s credit rating. The bond rating company, Moody’s, downgraded the country’s credit rating another notch. Since 2013, Britain had a Aa1 rating, one notch below triple A. Moody’s said, “The outlook for the Uk”s public finances has weakened significantly since the negative outlook on the Aa1 rating was assigned, with the government’s fiscal consolidation plans increasingly in question and the debt burden expected to continue to rise.” The rating company went on to say that it doubted that the “UK government will be able to secure a replacement free trade agreement with the EU which substantially mitigates the negative economic impact of Brexit.” Britain’s Treasury disputed the decision saying that the assessments “about Brexit . . . are outdated.”

NFL Controversy, Some History

Sep 25, 2017

The national anthem was first played during the 1918 World Series. By 1954, the manager for the Baltimore Orioles thought the crowds so disrespectful by “laughing and moving around as the anthem was played,” that he stopped playing it. He relented when the Baltimore City Council pressured him to bring it back. While many fans honor the anthem today, many others are glued to their phones, drinking beer, or worse while the anthem is played. It only became obligatory for players and team personnel to be present on the sidelines for the playing of the anthem in 2009 when the Defense Department began paying millions of dollars to sporting teams to stir up patriotism and support the troops. In 2016, Colin Kaepernick did not choose to protest the United States government’s military adventurism overseas, instead he announced, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color.” Even though Kaepernick is a black man and was at the time “in the second year of a seven-year $126 million contract.” On Saturday, President Trump demanded fealty to the state by demanding that NFL owners fire players who don’t stand for the playing of the anthem. Even though, “there is no connection between the United States government, its Empire and endless wars and the National Football League.”

Denmark’s Prime Minister Warns of No Go Zones

Sep 23, 2017

Denmark’s prime minister Lars Rasmussen warned that the country is seeking the rise of “Muslim ‘parallel societies’” and promised to intervene. The comments by the prime minister are seen as unusual as the standard operating procedure for other European leaders is to deny the existence of no-go zones. “It’s a matter of being realistic about the situation, and there are areas where there is already a different set of rules. Where the gangs are in control and the police can not work. I can not sit and passively let it happen.” “We have tried everything possible, but we just could not solve the problem.” The prime minister wants the government to figure out how to better “integrate Muslim pupils in schools” and to resolve the “emergence of parallel societies.” The Danish People’s Party which opposes mass immigration is also concerned with “the growing number or radical Islamist in neighboring Sweden. The party wants to greatly increase security along border with Sweden.

Britain’s Prime Minister Lengthens Transitional Brexit Period

Sep 23, 2017

Britain’s Prime Minister will keep Britain in the European Union for another two years until at least 2021. She’s also willing to pay a significant tax to leave the EU. Nigel Farage, who led the Brexit effort, said, “May’s vision for Brexit Britain is that we leave in name only and that all current arrangements, the status quo, is simply to be rebadged.” Farage called May’s statement “a sell out of our national interest, and a betrayal of Brexit.” When Theresa May became Prime Minister, she said that her intent was to make a quick and clean break from the EU. By lengthening the “transitional period” giving no end date, the transition could “well extend beyond this [current] government to a government of different color, who back remaining in the EU or the Single Market.” Brexit supporters were swift to condemn May’s actions saying that the Prime Minister was attempting to throw the next election to Labour so they can claim support for keeping Britain in the EU.

Santorum Presses On With Graham-Cassidy

Sep 23, 2017

Although Senator McCain announced he would not be voting for Graham-Cassidy, former Senator Rick Santorum said, “We will get this to the finish line.” The former senator said that every one is still working on the legislation and that by the time it is finished and John McCain is back in town, he would be able to look at it. There is a hearing scheduled on the bill for Monday. Santorum suggested that McCain might yet switch his vote back to supporting it. Santorum said, “I’m feeling very good about the reaction and the response that the bill has gotten, there’s a lot of support out there in the grassroots to repeal and replace Obamacare.” Even if the deadline passes without passage, he promised to continue working on the bill over the next year. McCain’s announcement is the second time that he has saved Obamacare.

DeVos Pulls Obama Era Rules

Sep 23, 2017

Education Secretary DeVos ended the Obama administration’s campus sexual misconduct policies. The new guidance emphasizes that colleges must “combat sexual misconduct on campus, the process must be ‘fair and impartial,’ and inspiring ‘confidence in its outcomes.’” The secretary’s statement said, “The withdrawn documents ignored notice and comment requirements, created a system that lacked basic elements of due process and failed to ensure fundamental fairness.” “…[T]he era of rule by letter is over. The Department of Education will follow the proper legal procedures to craft a new Title IX regulation that better serves student sand schools.” The department plans to receive public comments “from stakeholders and members of the public” in preparation for new rules. Under Obama era rules, students who were accused of sexual assault were denied due process rights. Obama officials “threatened to cut funding to colleges and universities who did not implement the guidance” for sexual assault cases.

President Campaigns for Luther Strange

Sep 23, 2017

The president vowed to support whoever wins Alabama’s runoff next Tuesday. "I told Luther, I have to say this, if his opponent wins, I'm going to be here campaigning like hell for him.” Currently Judge Roy Moore is leading in the polls. Despite the polls, Trump told rally attendees that Luther Strange has a good chance at winning the election. He said that Moore had “a very good chance of not winning in the general election.” Many of Trump’s allies inside and outside his administration support Roy Moore. Ben Carson publicly endorsed Moore on Friday. Even though Strange has the full support of establishment Republicans, the president made the astonishing claim that Strange was not at all closely aligned with the Republican establishment in D.C. That, in fact, Strange was “determined to drain the swamp.” It’s doubtful that Strange would even consider draining the establishment swamp that has poured millions of dollars into his campaign. It’s more likely that he would embrace the swamp.

President Inserted Inflammatory Language Into Speech

Sep 23, 2017

Aides to President Trump warned him not to attack North Korea’s leader personally during his first speech to the United Nations. However, the president apparently inserted inflammatory language into his speech while speaking. “Totally destroy” and “Rocket Man” were not in the original draft of the speech. During his speech the president said, “Rocket Man is on a suicide mission for himself and for his regime. The United States has great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice by to totally destroy North Korea.” After the speech, Kim Jong Un called President Trump a “mentally deranged U.S. dotard” and said the president is a “gangster fond of playing with fire, rather than a politician.” Some advisors to the president think the heated rhetoric may derail the effort to use sanctions to bring the North Korean leader to the negotiating table.

Education Secretary Flies At Her Own Expense

Sep 23, 2017

Secretary of Education, DeVos travels to events around the country in a private plane. But she owns the plane. And she’s picking up all the costs out of her own pocket. So far “The secretary neither seeks, nor accepts, any reimbursement for her flights, nor for any additional official travel-related expenses, such as lodging and per diem.” According to a spokesman for DeVos, she would be entitled to reimbursement under the federal government’s travel guidelines. The spokesman pointed out that “DeVos accepted her position to serve the public and is committed to being a faithful steward of taxpayer dollars.” When the Associated Press story broke, the organization did not make it clear that DeVos was flying in her own plane. The original misleading story was “widely shared by angry liberal readers” one of whom “suggested that DeVos should be the prisoner of a rapist for her use of a private plane.” The AP later updated its story headline and deleted the misleading tweet.

Uber Can’t Operate in London

Sep 23, 2017

Uber will not be “issued a new private hire license” to operate its ride sharing service in London. The Transport for London (TfL) authority cited “public safety and security implications” for denying Uber an operating license. Uber will not be allowed to operate after October 1. However, it will have 21 days to appeal and during the appeal process, it will be allowed to operate. The company said that it plans to appeal. Uber said “far from being open, London is closed to innovative companies.” All this aside, the real reason why Uber’s license was not granted was more to do “with defending the jobs of . . . politically organized supporters in the transport industry.” London taxi drivers don’t want competition. Transport for London has 28,000 unionized employees and “22,000 politically powerful drivers of black London taxis. By using the power of government, the unions can keep their monopoly, keep charging high prices, and not have to improve their service or innovate.

No Great Surprise

Sep 23, 2017

Senator John McCain announced on Friday that he could not “in good conscience” support the Graham-Cassidy legislation that would block grant money to the states for healthcare. The ailing senator said, “As I have repeatedly stressed, health care reform legislation ought to be the product of regular order in the Senate.” The senator said that he had no idea how much the program would cost, how it would effect insurance premiums, and who would be helped or hurt by it. Senator McCain stressed the need for bi-partisanship, “I believe we could do better working together, Republicans and Democrats, and have not yet really tried.” Since Senator McCain is functionally a Democrat, simply by his voting for Graham-Cassidy, he would make it a grand bi-partisan effort.

Elon Musk’s Company Settles Federal Probe

Sep 23, 2017

Elon Musk is addicted to government money. One of his acquisitions, SolarCity, allegedly inflated “its costs to receive higher stimulus funds than it deserved.” The company has agreed to pay the U.S. Treasury $29.5 million to resolve allegations and end the federal probe. SolarCity was investigated to determine if it had inflated its costs so as to “cash in on the stimulus funds” that were being handed out by the federal government after the economic crisis. Under the federal program, taxpayers paid for “roughly 30 percent of the cost to install or acquire solar systems.” The federal government began to “reconsider some of its own valuations and . . . the amounts it had previously approved and paid” and began to investigate SolarCity However, the federal government dropped its legal case against SolarCity after one of its academic witnesses was discredited in a trial. The government opted to force a settlement with SolarCity.

Trump Tax Plan Gaining Momentum

Sep 22, 2017

Senate Republicans are rallying behind President Trump’s proposal for massive tax cuts. Key senators have embraced the idea of a $1.5 trillion tax cut to be spread out over a ten year period and many believe that the increase in revenue from economic growth as a result of the portion of cuts for businesses will help reduce the deficit.

Trump says this will be the largest tax cut in American history and will benefit corporations, small businesses, and individual taxpayers. However, while it is off to a good start there are many specifics of the plan that need to be worked out.These include what current deductions might be eliminated, and whether there will be corresponding cuts in federal spending. Clearly, a lot more needs to be done.

Puerto Rico May be Without Power for Months

Sep 22, 2017

Even before the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico was hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria it had been suffering under crushing debt for a long time. One of the major problems was the decaying electrical grid on the island. Now the entire island is without power, and major portions of it are also under water. As a result it may be up to six months until much of the power is restored.

Making needed repairs may be an almost insurmountable task with bridges destroyed and many roads impassable. This also poses problems for getting food and water to residents since the public water supply is dependent on a functioning electric grid.

Obama’s Ego Bigger than Ever

Sep 22, 2017

The fact that he is no longer the President of the United States has apparently done nothing to reduce Barack Obama’s high opinion of himself. In addition to commanding large sums of money for Wall Street speeches, he can’t stop singing his own praises. At a recent speech to a “Goalkeepers” convention of the Gates Foundation, Obama talked about himself 42 times during the 18 minute speech.

It got no better during the 30 minute question and answer session. Among other things he talked glowingly his time as a community organizer in Chicago. In total he used the terms “I” or “me” 96 times during the 48 minute appearance.

U.S. Household Wealth on the Rise

Sep 22, 2017

The second quarter of this year saw a dramatic rise in household wealth for American families to a total of $1.7 trillion for a new record. The rise is due to a number of factors including escalating property values and increasing value in financial assets. Other big factors are the steadily improving job market and a low inflation rate.

When this information is couple with the growth in the overall economy during the last two quarters it appears that the country is on its way to increased prosperity and growth under the administration of President Donald Trump.

Afghan President Praises Trump’s War Strategy

Sep 22, 2017

Afghanistan President Ashraf Ghani met with President Donald Trump this week and had nothing but praise for the new war strategy adopted by Trump in the now 16 year old war. Ghani called the difference between the Obama approach and that of Trump is “night and day”. He praised Trump’s courage and determination and stated that the new strategy has put his country on a path to victory over the Taliban.

For his part, Trump said that every report he is getting from the battlefront show that there is a tremendous new fighting spirit among the American and Afghan troops. Both presidents stressed that American troops are only providing training and support with the Afghans doing the bulk of the fighting.

Federal Judges Continue to Protect Illegal Aliens

Sep 22, 2017

Despite the fact that their actions are putting law abiding American citizens at risk federal judges and other liberals are continuing their efforts to protect illegal aliens from being deported. This is true even if they have committed additional criminal acts. In Texas, a federal district court judge has struck down a Texas law defunding sanctuary cities.

In Chicago another federal judge has issued an order that prohibits Attorney General Jeff Sessions from withholding federal funds from sanctuary cities. In addition, the Attorney General of California has sued to keep the Trump administration from adding to the border wall that already exists in much of the state.

New Sanctions Placed on North Korea

Sep 22, 2017

President Obama has signed an Executive Order placing sweeping new sanctions on North Korea and its dictator Kim Jong Un. The sanctions are designed to further isolate the regime and hurt its economy so it has considerably less money to spend on its nuclear program. Essentially Trump told governments and companies that if you do business with North Korea you cannot do business with the U.S.

In addition, in a surprise move, China announced that it has ordered its central bank to order all Chinese banks to stop providing credit for companies to do new business with North Korea. The question is whether the Chinese will actually follow through with this.

War on Big Oil

Sep 22, 2017

Five oil companies were sued by the city attorneys in San Francisco and Oakland, California on Tuesday. The lawsuit is asking the courts to hold the companies “responsible for climate change, and force them to financially compensate the cities for harm.” British Petroleum, Chevron, Conoco Phillips, Exxon Mobile, and Royal Dutch Shell were named in the suit. “For decades, Defendants have known that their fossil fuels pose risks of ‘severe’ and ‘catastrophic’ impacts on the global climate through the worlds and warnings of their own scientists or through their trade association.” The suit charges the oil companies encouraged “fuel consumption at levels that [were] certain to severely harm the public.” The suit could levy billions of dollars in claims against the companies. One option for the oil companies is to “remove these lawsuits to federal court.” While they likely would not get a favorable ruling in the Ninth Circuit, the appeals would end up in the U.S. Supreme Court.

Competing Rallies in Alabama

Sep 22, 2017

As President Trump stumped for Senator Luther Strange, former governor Sarah Palin spoke at an enthusiastic rally for Judge Roy Moore. “A vote for Judge Moore isn’t a vote against the president. It’s a vote for the people’s agenda that elected the president,” said Palin. She continued, “We voted to put America first. Not the political elite that had ignored us for decades. We voted for a big beautiful wall, not for another amnesty deal.” Palin called on voters to “send a loud and clear message” to the establishment swamp by voting for Judge Moore. “We’re sending Trump someone who has our back — not Mitch McConnell’s. Make no mistake: Big Luther is Mitch McConnell’s guy.” Moore is considered by many voters to be a more reliable vote in the Senate than Luther Strange. Moore is leading in every state poll. He is expected to win in the runoff election next Tuesday.

Fourth Amendment Upheld by DC Court of Appeals

Sep 22, 2017

Law enforcement’s use of the cell-site simulator used “to track a suspect’s phone without a warrant violates the Constitution.” Th D.C. Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that the use of the cell-site simulator “to locate a person through his or her cellphone invades the person’s actual, legitimate and reasonable expectation of privacy in his or her location information ad is a search.” The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee found that the cell-site simulator was a technology that could “help officers be safe and accomplish their missions” but warned that “absent proper oversight and safeguards,” the technology “may well infringe upon the constitutional rights of citizens to be free from unreasonable searches and seizures, as well as the right to free association.” The appeals court ruled that the cell-site simulator violated the Fourth Amendment rights of Prince Jones who was convicted of robbery and sexual assault.

War of Rhetoric

Sep 22, 2017

North Korea’s leader Kim Jong Un fired off a war of words in response to President Trump’s speech at the United Nations. On Tuesday, President Trump said, “The United States is a nation of great strength and patience, but if it is forced to defend itself or its allies, we will have no choice but to totally destroy North Korea.” North Korea responded by calling Trump a “barking dog.” Kim Jong Un personally responded on Thursday saying that the president’s remarks “convinced me, rather than frightening or stopping me, that the path I chose is correct and that it is the one I have to follow to the last.” He added that President Trump is “unfit to hold the prerogative of supreme command of a country.” President Trump signed an executive order that would severely sanction banks that do business with North Korea. China warned its banks to cut off transactions with North Korea as well.

Chronic Teacher Absenteeism

Sep 22, 2017

28 percent of government school teachers “chronically” skip class. According to the Thomas B. Fordham Institute, nearly a third of government teachers “miss 11 or more school days each year.” They are “three times more likely than their charter school counterparts to take more than 10 days a year off school for personal or health-related reasons.” Teachers in Hawaii get “18 sick leave days out of their 180-day school year.” Nearly 80 percent take off at least 10 of those days. David Griffith, author of the study, said that government school teachers “are usually subject to collective bargaining agreements that are extremely generous when it comes to the amount of sick and personal leave that teachers are guaranteed.” Griffith argued that there is a direct correlation between student performance and teacher attendance. He said that students are losing nearly two weeks of education as a result.

Afghan President Gives Trump’s War Approach Rave Reviews

Sep 22, 2017

The president of Afghanistan called President Trump’s new approach to the Afghan war was like “night and day” when compared to President Obama’s approach. The Afghan president said that the change in strategy was putting the country “on a path toward victory over Taliban militants and other radical Islamic terrorists.” “You made this decision on the basis of courage and determination. We salute your courage. The cloud of uncertainty has been lifted, but equally important is your commitment to a political solution at the end of this process.” President Trump said that there was a new fighting spirit on the battlefield. “The spirit is tremendous.” The Inspector General’s Report for Afghanistan Reconstruction said that previous plans “consistently underestimated the resilience of the Afghan insurgency and overestimated the capabilities of Afghan security forces.”

Hundreds of Illegal Voters Found In Philadelphia

Sep 22, 2017

Philadelphia found hundreds of non-citizens were registered to vote in the city. The not-citizens were registered to vote through Pennsylvania’s Department of Transportation when they sought a driver’s license. During the Clinton administration, the so called Motor Voter Law was pushed through by Democrats to make it easier for people to register to vote. Opponents of the law predicted that people who were not eligible to vote would end up getting registered. Voting rights advocates claim that fraudulent voting rarely happens. The Public Interest Legal Foundation “found thousands of illegal voters registered and casting ballots in both Virginia and New Jersey.” A spokesman for the group said, “DMVs should never be in the business of offering voter registration to Green Card holders. The time is now to have a substantive discussion about rethinking Motor Voter.”

Unrest in Catalonia

Sep 22, 2017

In Catalonia, Spain police seized millions of ballots and arrested over a dozen Catalan politicians before a planned October 1 vote for independence. Printing offices and newspapers have been raided looking for independence related propaganda. Protestors vandalized police cars and Civil Guards were not allowed to leave a building. The Spanish government warned of “greater harm” if Catalonia goes forwards with the independence referendum. Individuals overseeing the vote could possibly be fined thousands of euros every day for their work on the vote. Catalonia enjoys some autonomy from Spain. It’s economy represents 20 percent of Spain’s total economy. The European Central Bank is buying Spanish debt so as to give the illusion of confidence. The shorting of Spanish bonds has been outlawed. The crackdown by the Spanish government may give new energy to the independence movement and sway voters towards exiting Spain.

New Sanctions on North Korea

Sep 22, 2017

The Trump administration imposed a new round of sanctions on North Korea on Thursday. Treasury Secretary Mnuchin told the head of China’s central bank that the Trump administration was planing to “sanction any financial institutions doing business with North Korea. “Hours later, the People’s Bank of China announced it was directing all other banks in China to halt financial transactions with North Korea.” The new presidential executive order expands the Treasury’s “ability to freeze the assets of banks or individuals doing business with Pyongyang.” The president said that North Korea has had access to the international financial system for too long and that it was using it to fund it “nuclear weapons and missile programs.” After the executive order was signed, China announced that all banks in China should “halt financial transactions with North Korea.”

Possible Steering Failure on USS John S. McCain

Sep 22, 2017

Investigators who are looking into the collision between the USS John S. McCain and an oil tanker are leaning towards a loss of steering as the cause and “the crew’s failure to compensate.” Warships generally use manual steering when traveling through “high-traffic shipping areas.” However, the crew was not using manual controls when the two ships collided. Part of regular training is to practice “what to do when steering controls on a warship are lost.” On a guided missile destroyer, manual controls should be manned so that if steering control is lost it can be regained quickly. Ten sailors died as a result of the collision. The cost to repair the ship may run into the hundreds of millions of dollars.

Desperate Rescues Continue in Mexico

Sep 21, 2017

Desperate rescue efforts are continuing non-stop in Mexico City and the area around it following the 7.1 magnitude earthquake on Tuesday that devastated the city. Many buildings collapsed including a school and some apartment buildings. In one elementary school the bodies of twenty children have been recovered, and 30 more children are still buried in the rubble.

Firefighters, members of the military, and hundreds of volunteers are frantically digging through the debris in the hope of finding other children still alive. Other locations are also being worked on, but the hope of finding survivors is dwindling with each passing hour. At this point 225 people are confirmed dead and over 1,000 injured.

NFL Downward Spiral Continues

Sep 21, 2017

The collapse of the NFL as an American institution is not only continuing but seems to be accelerating. Attendance at games continues to be very low in some venues with tickets for this week’s game between the San Francisco 49ers and Los Angeles Rams selling on the secondary market for as little as $14. The television audience across the nation continues to be low and the networks are facing the loss of up to $200 million in advertising revenue.

The combination of factors involved include the protests by players during the national anthem, the endless liberal political commentary by some broadcasters, and the generally poor play by many of the teams.

Global Warming Theory Takes Major Hit

Sep 21, 2017

A new comprehensive scientific study has blown a major hole in the concept of man-made global warming. The study published in Nature Geoscience has concluded that the computer models being used to claim that the planet is only a few years away from reaching dangerously high temperatures are badly flawed. The warming is not accelerating as fast as anticipated and man-made carbon dioxide is not that much of a contributing factor.

This report follows on the heels of several major scientists concluding that the major hurricanes this year are not outside of the patterns that have been occurring for the past 100 years.

Journalist Equates Arresting Looters with White Supremacy

Sep 21, 2017

The left has gotten to the point of claiming if you disagree with anything in its political agenda it is because you have to be a racist. The level some will take this to became clear when liberal journalist Sarah Jaffe tweeted out that when Miami police posted warnings against looting after Hurricane Irma they were being racist.

Apparently, in her view private property is a product of white supremacy, and the arrest of looters, particularly if they are black, is also an exercise of white supremacy. She failed to say how she would categorize a situation where white looters were arrested for stealing from a home or business owned by black Americans.

Social Media Giants Facing Large Fines

Sep 21, 2017

Social media companies like Facebook, Google, Twitter and YouTube are facing large fines that will be imposed by members of the European Union unless they can assure these countries that they will remove content posted by terrorists quickly. Nations like Belgium, France, and Germany have increasing concerns about the ability of terrorist groups to use social media platforms to radicalize, recruit, and train terrorists.

These terrorists are then turned lose to attack targets in Europe and have been very successful in some cases. The affected countries want social media to do a better job of identifying terrorist activity and then removing it within two hours. The firms are complaining that this is virtually impossible.

Keith Ellison Compares ICE to Nazis Rounding up Jews

Sep 21, 2017

House of Representative member Keith Ellison is the only Muslim member of the United States Congress, and in the past has been highly critical of the state of Israel and Jewish people in general. Now he is the vice chairman of the Democrat National Committee and is using his position to attack Trump and the other Republican leaders for wanting to enforce U.S. immigration laws.

In a recent speech he made the remarkable assertion that people in this country illegally, and face deportation are just like the Jews in Nazi Germany who were rounded up, put in concentration camps, and often executed. He also compared ICE officers to the Nazi brown shirts.

Hurricane Maria Deals Severe Blow to Puerto Rico

Sep 21, 2017

The Commonwealth of Puerto Rico has been hit by a hurricane with force “not seen in modern history” Maria tore into the island with windsup to 175 miles per hour, rain fall in some areas in excess of two feet, major flooding, and landslides. The bankrupt American territory is totally without power and it may be months before it is restored in many places.

There has also been severe damage to homes and other buildings including hotels and hospitals. The U.S. Virgin Islands took a similar hit with St. Croix getting the worst of it. Reports are just coming in of massive damage in an area that was hard hit by Hurricane Irma just weeks ago.

Unmasking Scandal Growing

Sep 21, 2017

The claims against members of the Obama administration for unmasking members of the Trump campaign prior to his election as President. Unmasking involves the uncovering of the names of American citizens who are involved in phone calls with foreign nationals who are under surveillance.The Americans are not being investigated so their names are supposed to be kept secret except in extraordinary circumstances.

Certain government officials can request the so-called unmasking, but must have a valid reason. Apparently no such reasons existed when Obama’s UN Ambassador Samantha Powers made the requests for over 260 calls involving members of the Trump campaign. Susan Rice and others working for Obama made similar requests.

Leftist Propaganda in Colleges is Working

Sep 21, 2017

New evidence is surfacing that the continuous onslaught of Leftist propaganda in many American universities is having its desired effect. Students are being told the United States of America is evil and needs to be destroyed because it is racist, sexist, homophobic, islamaphobic etc, They are being taught that the Constitution is also evil and it and the rights guaranteed by it need to be rescinded.

The First Amendment right to free speech is a specific target with a recent survey showing that 19% of undergraduates believe it is OK to use violence to shut down conservative speakers on campus.

President May Junk Iran Nuclear Deal

Sep 21, 2017

President Trump is leaning towards decertifying the nuclear deal with Iran. The deadline is October 15. If the president decertifies the deal, Congress will have a “60-day window . . . to determine whether to reimpose sanctions related to Iran’s nuclear program.” At the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump called the agreement an “embarrassment.” Another option that the president is considering is to encourage European allies to agree to renegotiate the agreement. Britain’s prime minister is expected to raise “strong objections to pulling out of the joint agreement.” The French president said that it would be a “big mistake” if the United States decertifies the deal. Iran’s leader said that his country would not renegotiate the deal and that “no one will trust America again if Trump backs out of the agreement.” Secretary of State Tillerson said that while Iran has met the technical details of the agreement, there are larger “political concerns.” Iran is “rapidly deploying and developing a whole series of ballistic missiles.” As well the sunset provisions “allow some of the deal’s restrictions on Iran’s nuclear program to wind down over time.”

California Sues to Stop Wall

Sep 21, 2017

California’s attorney general filed suit in federal court in San Diego to stop the construction of California’s border wall. The attorney general is seeking to halt the wall’s construction “on the basis of federal environmental protection laws.” The suit argues that the Trump administration’s attempt to waive environmental laws are illegal. California wants extensive environmental impact studies done along with “demonstrations of compliance” with the state’s coastal commission regulations. The suit also complains that the wall would have a negative impact on tourism from Mexico. The president signed an executive order giving the Department of Homeland Security and U.S. Customs and Border patrol “broad authority to get the wall projects moving. The Department of Justice will ask for a motion to dismiss.

More Sales for American Gun Manufactures

Sep 21, 2017

U.S. gun makers may soon have “more leeway in selling arms and ammunition to foreign buyers.” The Trump administration is planning to “shift oversight of international non-military firearms sales from the State Department to the Commerce Department.” Congress will not need to approve the change in rules. The Department of Commerce’s job is to promote commerce of American goods. So it will be “more interested in upping trade numbers than restriction firearm sales.” A member of the administration said, “You could really turn the spigot on if you do it the right way.” Sales of American made firearms “could increase by 15-20 percent annually.” While the president ran on a pro-Second Amendment platform, Congress has done little to reform firearms laws. The national reciprocity legislation will likely not come up for a vote because Speaker Ryan opposes it.

Fed to Reduce Its Balance Sheet

Sep 21, 2017

The Federal Reserve did not raise the federal funds rate at its September meeting. It did announce that it would begin to sell off “securities it bought at the height of the financial crisis.” The Federal Reserve bought $4.5 trillion in securities to stabilize the markets. It will begin to sell $6 billion per month of Treasury bonds, $4 billion per month in agency debt and mortgage backed securities. The amount sold every month will increase until it hits $30 billion in Treasury bonds and $20 billion in other debt sales. By purchasing securities, the Federal Reserve pumped money into the financial system. The markets and the economy have become addicted to the vast amounts of money that the Fed created. Now that the Fed is selling securities, it will be taking money out of the financial system. If the Fed continues selling $50 billion worth of securities every month, it will take 71 months to reduce its balance sheet.

Document Request Sent to White House

Sep 21, 2017

Special counsel Robert Mueller is asking the White House “to turn over documents” that are related to the firing of former FBI Director James Comey. Mueller’s office prepared a document “detailing 13 different areas that his investigators want to know more about.” The special counsel’s office is asking for information surrounding the firing of Michael Flynn, the Oval Office meeting with several Russian officials, and the White House response to Donald Trump Jr.’s meeting with a Russian lawyer. The president’s lawyer, Ty Cobb, told the special counsel’s office that he would “turn over many of the documents this week.” The president’s firing of Comey eventually led to the appointment of Robert Mueller. Critics of the firing say that President Trump was trying to obstruct justice.

Gun Control Carpetbaggers Pour Money Into Virginia’s Political Races

Sep 21, 2017

Gun control advocates are pouring upwards $1 million into the Virginia’s governor and attorney general’s race. Everytown for Gun Safety Action Fund will donate $450,000 to the Democratic gubernatorial nominees and $300,000 to the Democratic attorney general nominee. Another $250,000 will be spent on mailers. The gun control fund was founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg. The Democratic gubernatorial nominee supports an “assault weapons ban, magazine size limits, universal background checks, and a return to the one-gun-a-month rule.” Everytown spokesman Brynne Craig said, “We are making this initial investment because Ralph Northam and Mark Herring have been forceful champions for gun violence prevention in Virginia, while their opponents subscribe to a dangerous ‘guns everywhere’ agenda.” Previous efforts by the gun control lobby failed to flip control of Virginia’s state senate to the Democrats in 2015. Virginia Citizens Defense League said, “Bloomberg knows that his agenda of gun control has been soundly rejected by the majority of voters in Virginia, so he is going back to his standard Plan B, which is trying to buy the election.”

VA Employee Fired For Second Time This Year

Sep 21, 2017

A Department of Veterans Affairs fired Brian Hawkins for the second time this year. Hawkins was fired in July but reinstated by the Merit Systems Protection Board. The “VA center run by Hawkins was plagued by supply problems and unsanitary conditions stemming from years of mismanagement.” When he was reinstated, VA Secretary David Shulkin moved Hawkins to an administrative position. "No judge who has never run a hospital and never cared for our nation’s veterans will force me to put an employee back in a position when he allowed the facility to pose potential safety risks to our Veterans,” said Shulkin. Shulkin worked with Congress to rewrite the rules governing the firing of employees at the Veterans Administration. It used to take more than 50 days to fire an employee. The new rules now take 21 days. The VA fired Hawkins for a second time after an Inspector General’s report found that “Hawkins had emailed about sensitive medical information on unsecured accounts.” There is no word whether Hawkins will appeal.

Repair to Navy Ships to Cost Upwards of $600 Million

Sep 21, 2017

The two US Navy destroyers that collided with merchant ships will b repaired at an estimated cost of $600 million. The USS Fitzgerald will be returned to the United States for repairs. The USS John S. McCain will be sent to Japan for a full damage assessment and then returned to the United States. The collisions killed 17 sailors. Senator McCain said the incidents raise “serious questions about our maritime readiness to fight in response to North Korean, Chinese, and Russian aggression.” McCain thought the destroyers could be out of service anywhere from “months to years.” The Navy is still collecting information and does “not yet have an explanation for the collisions.” A panel investigating the collisions pointed to budget constraints as a reason for reduced training, delayed maintenance, and extended deployments. So far six senior officers have been fired “due to a ‘loss of confidence in their ability to command.’”

Former UN Ambassador Made 260 Unmasking Requests

Sep 21, 2017

President Obama’s UN Ambassador, Samantha Power, used her position on the National Security Council to unmask 260 people in 2016. Most of the unmasking was done in the “final months” of the Obama administration. Samantha Power’s attorney defended her saying she was “responsible for advising the President on the full-range of threats confronting the United States. Any insinuation that Ambassador Power was involved in leaking classified information is absolutely false.” While previous UN ambassadors have made requests to unmask Americans, none of done as many as Samantha Power. The former UN ambassador will testify before the Senate and House Intelligence committees. She’s expected to appear before the House Intelligence committee for a private session in October. Power is thought by some critics to have misused her power and position to unmask Americans.

Bernie Sanders’ Wealth Tax

Sep 21, 2017

Senator Bernie Sanders outlined a “wealth tax policy” last week. It was part of his ten ideas for paying for his single payer healthcare plan. The senator’s proposal would establish a 1% annual tax “on net worth exceeding $21 million. For someone such as Warren Buffet, the tax would potentially total hundreds of millions of dollars. In his “Options to Finance Medicare-For-All" the senator claimed that a wealth tax would raise $1.3 trillion over ten years. Under his plan the IRS would decide people’s net worth. Bernie Sanders believes that by forcing rich people to send their money to the government, it would somehow reduce “extreme wealth inequality.” Most likely the wealth tax would make the rich poorer, politicians and bureaucrats richer, and the poor even poorer.

Utah University wants Students Reported for Politically Incorrect Speech

Sep 20, 2017

At Utah Valley University, a public university in a traditionally red state; faculty members have been given guidelines for reporting students to the university Behavior Assessment Team. Among offenses to be reported are being argumentative, loud, or make the university appear less “inclusive”. In other words, if a student makes a statement that offends someone or is otherwise politically incorrect they can be punished.

One professor, who chooses to remain anonymous, sees this is a tool of intimidation instead of inclusion, and that faculty members are afraid to speak out against the policy.

Politicizing of California Schools Continues

Sep 20, 2017

It is growing more apparent that in California education is not about preparing students to compete in the real world and get a job, but in preparing young people to be submissive and politically correct. In the San Francisco area, schools want to do away with the traditional grading system of A-F and have teachers write about the students mastery of a subject.

Many fear that this would allow teachers to grade students not on their actual knowledge of a subject like history, but whether they have a politically correct view of history. This will also make it harder for universities to evaluate students for admission and scholarships.

Evidence Mounts that Trump Claim of Wiretapping may be True

Sep 20, 2017

After months of being mocked by the liberal media, democrats, and even some members of his own party for his tweet about his campaign being wiretapped by the Obama administration evidence is now appearing that supports the claim. It turns out that Paul Manafort, who lived in Trump tower, and was Trump’s campaign manager for months was wiretapped under a FISA warrant obtained by the Department of Justice when Loretta Lynch was Attorney General.

This claim had been made before and was specifically denied by Obama’s Director of National Intelligence, James Clapper, in an interview. He said that he would have known about any FISA warrant and none had been issued. Now it is clear that one was issued under his watch.

Liberals Getting More Bizarre With their comments

Sep 20, 2017

As liberals struggle to be relevant as more Americans tune them out their comments about Trump and politics in general are getting more bizarre. When Democrat Senator Jeanne Shaheen of New Hampshire was asked why she thought the “dreamers” had turned on House Minority leader Nancy Pelosi she seemed to struggle to find an answer. She couldn’t find a way to blame it on Trump so she decided to use the old standby answer. She blamed it on the Russians.

Then after President Trump’s UN speech when he threatened to totally destroy North Korea if it attacked the United States or its allies, ABC News commentator Terry Moran became furious. Moran said that threatening to respond to an attack that way was a war crime.

Republicans Take another Run at Obamacare

Sep 20, 2017

Following the disastrous failure of the Senate Republicans to pass a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare several months ago, there has been a new plan introduced by Senator Lindsay Graham (R SC) and others. It is designed to repeal Obamacare and take the money that would be used for it and give it to the states to be used to fund expansions of Medicaid or other healthcare programs.

Many governors support this concept, however, others don’t including some Republicans. Paul Ryan has assured Graham that if the Senate passes this the House will go along. However, at this point the Senate does not appear to have the 50 votes needed for passage.

Israel Shoots Down Iranian Built Drone

Sep 20, 2017

On the same day that President Trump was calling on the United Nations to get tougher on Iran the Israeli military shot down an unmanned drone that was launched from Syria and was nearing the border of Israel. The drone was one manufactured by the Iranians who then gave to the terrorist group Hezbollah that is supported by Iran.

Israel used a Patriot missile to take down the drone. The Patriot anti-missile system was developed by the United States, and has been used by Israel before to shoot down missiles fired at the country by its enemies.

Dozens Reported Dead in Mexico Earthquake

Sep 20, 2017

An earthquake registering 7.1 magnitude has struck a large area in Mexico including heavily populated Mexico City. Over 120 are confirmed dead and the toll is expected to rise dramatically as desperate efforts continue to rescue people trapped in collapsed buildings. The center of the quake was about 76 miles from Mexico City in the state of Puebla that is also heavily populated.

Rescue efforts continue to be hampered by strong aftershocks that keep rescuers from entering some damaged structures. This is the second large quake to hit Mexico this month and it came on the anniversary of the 1985 quake that killed over 5,000 people.

Trump Threatens North Korea in U.N. Speech

Sep 20, 2017

In a powerful speech to the United Nations General Assembly, President Trump issued a sharp threat to the North Korean regime of Kim Jong Un. He warned it that if they threaten the United States, its territories, or its allies, the U.S. will totally destroy the rogue nation. Trump also referred to the North Korean dictator by his new nickname “rocket man”.

The President also had harsh words for the dictators in Iran and Venezuela calling on the United Nations to do anything necessary to keep Iran from getting nuclear weapons, and to force Maduro to restore democracy in the South American nation.

Illinois’ Over Due Bills

Sep 20, 2017

Illinois’ debt crisis is back. The state has accumulated $16 billion in unpaid bills. Even though state legislators passed a spending plan for fiscal 2018, the backlog of bills is growing. The state legislature authorized “the sale of up to $6 billion of general obligation bonds to pay bills from vendors and service providers.” According to Governor Rauner, the bond sales will not solve the state’s problem. “Lawmakers failed to set aside money to make principal and interest payments over the 12 years the debt would be outstanding.” The governor said that the state would have to cut half a billion dollars so the bond servicing requirements could be met. Rauner is planning to meet with legislative leaders to discuss a way forward. The state will have to issue the bonds by December 31. Illinois has the “lowest credit ratings” of any of the states. But it avoided junk status by passing the 2018 spending plan.

Toy Company Files For Bankruptcy

Sep 20, 2017

Toys “R” Us filed for bankruptcy on Monday. The company blamed debt and “a tough environment for bricks and mortar stores.” The company is seeking to restructure its $5 billion in long-term debt and create a capital structure that will allow it to grow. Lenders have agreed to pump more than $3 billion into the company. The added liquidity will allow the company to remain solvent for the crucial Christmas season “and support its ongoing operations during the court-supervised process.” During the first quarter of 2017, the company lost $164 million. It blamed “weakness in the baby category and slowing toy sales.” In 2000, Toys “R” Us partnered with Amazon to sell its toys but the deal was terminated four years later after the company sued Amazon for violating the terms of the deal. During the time of the deal, Toys “R” Us failed to create its own internet presence which has come to haunt the company. Lesson: Never rely on a sales platform that you don’t own.

Student Group To Protest Abortion Across the Nation

Sep 20, 2017

Students for Life of America (SFLA) is launching a national tour to bring the horror of abortion to the nation. The tour will go to six major cities in Pennsylvania, Ohio, Indiana, West Virginia, and Kentucky. The group will also visit at least 90 college campuses. At the National Press Club, SFLA president Kristan Hawkins criticized the Republican led Congress for not defunding Planned Parenthood. “Nothing has been done. It’s been almost a year since the election.” “The pro-life generation is sick of being told to wait until another election season has passed. We are expecting Congress to uphold their promises and stop subsidizing America’s largest abortion vendor.” Planned Parenthood committed 328,348 abortions in 2016. The taxpayer funded organization provided well over 100,000 fewer contraception services than in 2015 and showed a significant drop in cancer screenings and prenatal services. Planned Parenthood’s profit increased in 2016 as it zeroed in on abortion, its chief money making operation.

Republican Swamp Desperate For Win In Alabama

Sep 20, 2017

Mitch McConnell’s Senate Leadership Fund dumped nearly $1 million into Senator Luther Strange’s race to win the nomination. The money drop was announced on Tuesday. Despite the fact the Judge Roy Moore is a firm supporter of the Second Amendment and known to carry, the National Rifle Association has given a million-dollar investment into Luther Strange’s campaign. A senior advisor to the Moore Campaign said that the $30 million that has been poured into the race has “barely move[d] the needle.” “I’m astonished by their lack of understanding of Alabama voters. In what universe do they think Alabama will let some out of touch Republicans from Washington buy their Senate seat? No surprise here—this is clearly a race between Alabama and Washington,” said Drew Messer, senior adviser. One insider who has worked for Strange said, “All these people are doing is flushing their money down the toilet. I love Luther, and hate Moore, but Moore is going to win. There is nothin they can do about it.”

Senator Graham Calls for Carbon Tax

Sep 20, 2017

Republican Senator Lindsey Graham announced that he was working on legislation to tax carbon dioxide. “I’m a Republican. I believe that the greenhouse effect is real, that CO2 emissions generated by man is creating our greenhouse gas effect that traps heat, and the planet is warming.” So far Senator Graham is the only Republican in the Senate to endorse a carbon tax. Senator Graham is working with Democratic Senator Whitehouse on the tax legislation. The proposed tax would raise $2.1 trillion over 10 years. Carbon emissions would be taxed at $49 a ton. Republicans in the House Climate Solutions Caucus have not come out in favor of a carbon tax but might be persuaded to do so. While campaigning, the president opposed a carbon tax. Many conservative groups oppose a tax on carbon because it would increase the size of government and increase the cost of energy.

Wasteful Spending

Sep 20, 2017

If Congress were serious about ending wasteful spending, it could save $2.3 trillion in a period of five years. Citizens Against Government Waste said the federal government could balance its budget in three years with the approach that it recommends. The non-partisan organization outlined “607 recommendations to cut inefficient government spending that would not only balance the budget within three years but also save taxpayers $336.2 billion in the first year.” Currently the national debt is over $20 trillion. Reducing “improper Medicare payments by 50 percent in five years” would save the government $20.6 billion. The Environmental Protection Agency could eliminate the Energy Star program and save $52 million in one year. By way of example, the Government Accountability Office “submitted 20 phony products for certification, 15 of which were cleared, including a gas-powered alarm clock.” Next time politicians complain about cutting taxes, they should look to their own mismanaged programs for extra money.

Socialism a Success in Venezuela

Sep 20, 2017

During his address at the United Nations General Assembly on Tuesday, President Trump addressed the destruction of Venezuela. The president pointed out that Venezuela’s problem is not the poor implementation of socialism, but its successful implementation. "The problem in Venezuela is not that socialism has been poorly implemented, but that socialism has been faithfully implemented.” "From the Soviet Union to Cuba to Venezuela, wherever true socialism or communism has been adopted, it has delivered anguish and devastation and failure.” The president said that the goal of the United States was for “Venezuelans to recover their freedom and ‘restore their democracy.’” One person on Twitter posted, “Socialism begins with questions like, ‘Why can’t we provide healthcare for everyone?’ It ends with question like this: Can rabbit meat save Venezuela from going hungry?”

President Takes On Cuba

Sep 20, 2017

Addressing the United Nations General Assembly for the first time, President Trump promised “we will not lift sanctions on the Cuban government until it makes fundamental reforms.” The president called Cuba “corrupt,” and went on to support the Cuban people’s dream for “freedom.” In June, the president revised the U.S.-Cuba policy and implemented new sanctions that “eliminated travel for single individuals and banned future U.S. business transactions with Cuba’s military.” The goal of the new sanctions is to curb “the flow of U.S. cash to the Cuban government, especially its military.” After President Obama’s diplomatic outreach The State Department is considering closing the American Embassy in Cuba because of sonic attacks on embassy personnel. Several embassy staff have had their hearing permanently damaged.

Last Attempt to Pass Repeal of Obamacare

Sep 20, 2017

President Trump said that he supported the latest attempt to overturn Obamacare. A White House official said that the president would sign the legislation if it ever hits his desk. The Graham-Cassidy bill would replace Obamacare with block grants to the states. Republicans have until September 30 to pass the legislation. After the end of the fiscal year, Republicans would need Democratic support. The president called Senator Lindsey Graham at 10:30 Monday evening “to emphasize the importance of passing the bill.” House Speaker Paul Ryan said “I am encouraging every senator to vote for Graham-Cassidy, because it is our best, last chance to get repeal and replace done.” The Vice-President has been on Capitol Hill to lobby senators to support the repeal effort. Democrats are fearful of the plan because it would devolve federal involvement to the states. Democrats are pushing to patch and paper over Obamacare’s problems.

Right To Work Law Upheld in Wisconsin

Sep 20, 2017

Wisconsin’s Right to Work law is constitutional. The law’s implementation has been stopped by a lawsuit brought by the states largest labor union. The Wisconsin Court of Appeals said, “The Unions have no constitutional entitlement to the fees of non-member employees.” Unions argued that they would be required to represent workers “in a bargaining unit regardless of membership status.” The court of appeals said, “no property interest has been taken” and told the district court to dismiss the lawsuit. The National Right to Work Foundation said, “The constitutionality of right to work laws is a long settled question and Wisconsin union officials should stop wasting taxpayer dollars and worker’s dues money in their desperate attempt to restore their power to have workers fired simply for refusing to pay money as a condition of employment.” This was the second win for right to work laws this week. On Monday, West Virginia’s Supreme Court threw out a lower court’s injunction against the state’s right to work law.

Kellogg Foundation donates Millions to Left Wing Causes

Sep 19, 2017

For most people the only thing they know about the Kellogg Company is that they make and sell cereals. However, there is another side to the corporation that is just being exposed. The W.W. Kellogg Foundation was originally founded to provide health care and healthy food to children in rural communities. However, it didn’t take long for it to start funding socialist causes, and that would probably have outraged the founder who was anti-socialist.

The foundation now works in conjunction with the Clinton Foundation, and liberal American hater George Soros to give millions to numerous left wing causes like the radical La Raza that wants to take back the southwestern U.S. for Mexico.

Hurricane Maria Reaches Category 5 Strength

Sep 19, 2017

Hurricane Maria has reached category 5 strength with sustained winds of 160 miles per hour and is still heading directly for islands in the Caribbean including the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The governor of Puerto Rico says that there are over 400 shelters open on the island, and is calling for people in vulnerable areas to evacuate.

The American territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands both were hard hit by Hurricane Irma and are just starting to pick up the pieces. Another major hit that could be even worse will be catastrophic for the people and the economies of the islands.

Hillary Won’t Let It Go

Sep 19, 2017

In what some people call another act of hypocrisy Hillary Clinton has stated in an interview that she may still be willing to challenge the legitimacy of the 2016 presidential election. This is exactly what she criticized Donald Trump for during the campaign when he stated that he would have to wait and see the outcome before conceding the election without challenge. At the time Hillary called that response “un-American”.

Hillary was responding to a question about what she would do if the Russians were found to be more involved in the election than previously thought. Of course, there has still been no proof that there was any collusion between the Russians and the Trump campaign, or that the Russians did anything to actually influence the outcome.

Illegals Dispute Pelosi Press Conference

Sep 19, 2017

House minority leader Nancy Pelosi found herself in an unusual and unenviable position yesterday when her press conference in San Francisco was disrupted and effectively shut down by the very illegal aliens she has long defended. They surrounded her and the podium while waving posters and shouting “Liar! Liar!”. The crowd was angry over Pelosi and Chuck Schumer agreeing to work with President Trump on an immigration deal that would protect DACA, the so called “dreamers” act but strengthen border security.

The demonstrators were demanding that nobody in this country illegally ever be deported again essentially declaring the open borders that many on the left have been advocating. At one point Pelosi actually told the crowd to shut up, but it did no good.

Berkeley Liberals Oppose Free Speech Week

Sep 19, 2017

In what conservative groups at the University of California Berkeley have labeled Free Speech Week 24 conservative speakers have been invited to appear over a four day period. Almost two hundred members of the faculty and graduate students have urged all students and staff to boycott the campus that week in order to “insure their physical and mental safety”.

They are called for all classes to be cancelled and buildings closed. In other words they want the campus shut down to prevent free speech. This will also penalize students to just want to go attend the classes and get the education they are paying the university for.

DOJ to Appeal Ruling on Sanctuary Cities

Sep 19, 2017

A liberal federal judge in San Francisco has declared that the executive order issued by President Trump restricting the giving of certain federal funds to sanctuary cities that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities is illegal. The judge said that the order was probably unconstitutional and stayed its enforcement.

The Department of Justice has indicated it will appeal the ruling arguing that is constitutional and complies with current federal laws. It is also pointing out that it is an issue of protecting public safety since many of the illegals being protected and even released by sanctuary cities have committed additional crimes.

American Universities Pushing Segregation

Sep 19, 2017

For years American universities have been pushing the ideas of multicultural universities where diversity is celebrated and segregation is not allowed. However, it seems things have changed because now many universities are actively promoting segregation with programs that essentially say no whites need apply. There are orientations and graduations for minority students only along with segregated housing for black students only and black student safe spaces.

Now Brown University is following the lead of the Association of American Colleges and Universities and setting up special dinners for black students only and Muslim women only. Critics call this “Jim Crow” in reverse.

Florida Facing Infection Epidemic

Sep 19, 2017

In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, residents of Florida are facing multiple problems. In many areas from Naples to Key West, there is no power or drinkable water and most of the houses and businesses were destroyed or severely damaged. In addition, there are many neighborhoods that are still heavily flooded. It is this standing water that is creating a whole new problem for people; the danger of infection.

This water is usually filthy with raw sewage in it and all types of possible toxic wastes. All of this adds up to creation of dangerous bacteria that can cause infections. People who are moving around in that water can develop serious infections very quickly if they even have a minor scratch. One person has already died and another lost a leg as a result of such infections.

Emmy Ratings Tanked

Sep 19, 2017

The Hollywood elite still don’t get it. The American people are fed up with being lectured by overpaid television and movie stars about how they are racists etc. for electing Donald Trump president and still supporting him, and his agenda. These people don’t seem to realize that they are out of touch with most of America that does not believe what they want them to believe.

As a result, the ratings for last night’s show were tied with the 2016 ratings for the lowest ever, and among young people crashed to the lowest rate ever. The elites love Trump bashing, but the American people find it boring.

Hurricane Maria Strengthens

Sep 19, 2017

Hurricane Maria is now a Category 5 storm. The storm was bearing down on Puerto Rico and islands in the Caribbean on Monday. Residents in the Caribbean were encouraged to look for shelter. Puerto Rico has been taking in evacuees from other islands. The White House declared a state of emergency on Puerto Rico and authorized FEMA and DHS to offer relief efforts. Puerto Rico is expected to suffer a direct hit from the storm. “We want to alert the people of Puerto Rico that this is not an event like we’ve ever seen before. It is time to seek refuge with a family member, friend or head to a state shelter,” said Puerto Rican Gov. Ricardo Rosselló. “Flood-prone areas must be abandoned. If not, you will die,” said Public Security Secretary Héctor Pesquera. With winds over 160 miles per hour, the storm could create a storm surge of up to nine feet and bring up to 20 inches of rain to some areas.

Ivy League Segregationists

Sep 19, 2017

In a throwback to the days of “separate but equal,” Brown University will be offering “segregated dinners for black and Muslim students.” Administrators within Brown University “took a $300,000 grant from the Association of American Colleges and Universities to ‘break down racial hierarchies and create a positive narrative about race in the community.” According the Brown University’s chaplain, “there will be two separate segregated ‘dinner discussion groups,’ one for African American students and a second for Muslim women.” University officials hope to address “the historic and contemporary effects of racism and leading transformative change.” In addition to the segregated dinners, the donation will further plans to “educate, prepare and inspire the next generation of leaders to advance justice and build equitable communities.”

Food Stamp Usage Falls

Sep 19, 2017

Since President Trump took office in January, the use of SNAP benefits has fallen by over one million users to its lowest level since 2010. The biggest drops came in January and March. This is the time frame when states began to reimplement “work requirements to receive food stamps.” There may be other factors in play as well. The president’s budget proposes cuts to the food stamp program and suggests that states “match up to 20 percent of federal money allotted for the food stamp program.” Some members of Congress are working on legislation that would implement work requirements nationwide as well as “time limits on how long food stamp recipients can receive benefits.” As the president’s administration began cracking down on illegal immigration, “Many immigrants, both legal and illegal, canceled their food stamps over fears they might be denied citizenship or deported.”

Governor Moonbeam Attacks Trump Supporters

Sep 19, 2017

Governor Jerry Brown spoke at a climate change event in New York on Monday. Brown, who was called Governor Moonbeam in the mid-seventies, called President Trump’s supporters cave dwellers. “You should check out the derivation of ‘Trump-ite’ and ‘troglodyte,’ because they both refer to people who dwell in deep, dark caves.” In calling Trump supporters cave dwellers, the governor consigned 4.4 million voters in California to that status. Governor Brown has been a strong proponent of implementing policies to combat global climate change. He was opposed to President Trump leaving the Paris Climate Accords. He and several other governors around the country took the initiative to keep their states in compliance with the Accords. Earlier in September, Governor Brown went to Russia and spoke at a conference where he urged President Putin to “go green.”

The Revolution Always Eats Its Own

Sep 19, 2017

At a commencement address several years ago, Nancy Pelosi told graduating students to be the “disruptors.” On Monday, the disruptors disrupted Pelosi. Her press conference was crashed by a group of illegal aliens. Protesters “unfurled a large banner calling for all illegal aliens to be legalized.” “We remember all too well how for eight years the Democrats laid siege to our communities, raiding and deporting nearly three million people, of our family members and loved ones. Where was your resistance then? Ms. Pelosi, did you think we would forget?” Protesters are furious that Pelosi and Schumer met with Trump. “You met with Trump, and you call that resistance?” Pelosi had spoken to Bay Area community leaders in support of her bill to legalize DACA. When the protestors disrupted her and would not let her control the microphone, Pelosi said, “It’s clear you don’t want any answers.”

Legalization Without Path to Citizenship a Non Starter

Sep 19, 2017

Republican Senator Tom Cotton said that legalizing the “beneficiaries of the DACA program but not make them eligible for citizenship” was a nonstarter. According to the senator, the country cannot have a group of ‘permanent legal residents who weren’t eligible for citizenship.” He said “The next day Democrats … would be protesting the ‘separate but equal’ treatment and the ‘new Jim Crow.’” Cotton was in favor of codifying DACA “with restrictions on chain migration that allow the newly legalized beneficiaries to sponsor adult extended family members.” Senator Cotton went on to suggest that Congress should codify DACA as well as the RAISE Act that attempted to move admission preferences towards more skills-based immigrants. “Only on in fifteen come for employment reasons.” They “did not come because of a job offer or because of their skills.”

Another Effort To Overturn Obamacare

Sep 19, 2017

Republican’s latest effort to overturn Obamacare is getting closer to the 50 votes needed to pass the legislation. Under the legislation, Obamacare would be replaced with block grants to the states. Several Republican governors have come out in support of the bill. It would give them more freedom to craft healthcare solutions for their states instead of having to follow directives from Washington. Congress has 12 working days left to get the legislation passed under budget reconciliation rules. Senator McCain is one of the holdouts and could kill the bill just has he did to the last Republican attempt to overturn Obamacare. “The governor of Arizona is favorably inclined, but I am going to have to have a lot more information,” said Senator McCain. Senator Murkowski is also a questionable vote. She is studying it to see how it would affect Alaska. "I need to figure out how all the numbers work with regards to Alaska,"

Manafort Wiretapped

Sep 19, 2017

President Trump’s former campaign manager Paul Manafort was wiretapped twice during and after the 2016 presidential campaign. The first warrant “allegedly focused on his work consulting for the government of Ukraine.” The second warrant “was allegedly part of the ongoing investigation into Russia’s election meddling and any ties between Trump’s campaign and Moscow.” The second warrant was after the election and included a time period where Manafort spoke to president-elect Trump. It is not known if the FBI captured conversations of Manafort and Trump. Earlier in 2016, President Trump accused former President Obama of wiretapping Trump Tower. Manafort’s house was raided by the FBI in July as a part of the FISA warrant. During the raid, Manafort was told by the FBI to expect an indictment.

Hillary Clinton is on the road promoting her new book and blaming everyone for her loss.

Sep 19, 2017

During an interview with NPR’s Terry Gross, Clinton warmed up to the idea of challenging the legitimacy of the 2016 election. Clinton said, "I don't know if there's any legal constitutional way to do that. I think you can raise questions.” "Let me just put it this way, if I had lost the popular vote but won the Electoral College and in my first day as president the intelligence community came to me and said, ‘The Russians influenced the election,' I would've never stood for it.” "Even though it might've advantaged me, I would've said, ‘We've got to get to the bottom of this.' I would've set up an independent commission with subpoena power and everything else," Clinton said. If the Russian interference proves “deeper than we know now,” Hillary Clinton said that she would not rule out challenging the legitimacy of the election. “No, I wouldn’t rule that out,” said Clinton. During the campaign, candidate Clinton was critical of Donald Trump for not saying that he would accept the outcome of the election.

Company Will Pay Restitution to Soldiers

Sep 19, 2017

CitiFinancial Credit Co. illegally repossessed vehicles belonging to active duty service members in violation of the Servicemembers Civil Relieve Act. The company repossessed 164 cars without going to court and asking for court orders. Under the terms of the settlement, CitiFinancial Credit Co. will have to pay $5,000 to every service member who was impacted, and pay $500 plus interest to “compensate borrowers fro lost equity. The company must also “repair service member’ damaged credit.” In more than one case, CitiFinancial pursued repossession of a vehicle knowing that the borrower was on active duty. "Members of our armed forces make extraordinary sacrifices in order to protect and defend our nation, and they should be able to serve actively without fear that their legal rights will be violated," said Associate Attorney General Rachel L. Brand.

Hollywood Elitists Use the Emmy Awards to Trash Trump and his Supporters

Sep 18, 2017

As expected the Hollywood elitists could not resist using the Emmy awards show to trash the President of the United States, and by implication the millions of Americans who support him as being Nazis and racists. Stephen Colbert, the alleged comedian used most of his opening monologue to attack Trump and most of the presenters and award recipients followed suit.

From Alec Baldwin to Lily Tomlin the attacks on the President and America in general continued with only a handful of people refusing to participate. For a decade or more the ratings for the Emmys and the Oscars have continued to fall. Part of it is due to the fact that many people are bored with watching the Hollywood elite congratulate each other, but for many it is just being sick of their perverted politics.

Evergreen State College Settles Lawsuit with White Professor

Sep 18, 2017

When the administration of Evergreen State College in Washington State allowed black students to take over and declare a “day of absence” that banned white student and faculty from the campus only one professor objected. He is Bret Weinstein and he and his wife both taught at the college. Weinstein refused to leave saying the day was blatant racial discrimination.

His life was threatened and he was widely criticized by other members of the faculty and members of the administration for refusing to give in to the demands. His job was threatened so he sued the college and it has now settled with him and his wife for $500,000.

Nuclear Weapons Test in North Korea Causing Unexpected Consequences

Sep 18, 2017

The most recent test of a nuclear device by North Korea may be causing problems that could not only endanger its own people but also the Chinese. The detonation of what the Kim Jong Un regime claims was a hydrogen bomb has resulted in unusual seismic activity in an active volcano on the North Korean border with China. The Mount Paektu volcano is a sacred site to the North Korean people, and scientists know that something is happening as a result of the nuclear test. A landside is a definite possibility, and one may already have occurred.

However, the fear of an eruption has prompted the Chinese to shut down access to a national nature preserve on the Chinese side of the border which is next to the volcano.

Leftists Open Fire on Their Own

Sep 18, 2017

According to many members of the farthest left wing of the Democrat party Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer are “dancing with the devil” when they talk about making deals with Donald Trump. This includes members of Congress, the left wing media, and far left groups like Moveon.org that is sponsored by George Soros. These individuals and groups advocate complete hatred of the President and unwavering resistance to anything that Trump or the Republicans want to do.

They claim they are particularly concerned with protecting illegal aliens and don’t want the Democrat leaders to give any ground on things like the border wall in order to save DACA even if that means some people are deported.

Britain Lowers Terrorist Threat Level

Sep 18, 2017

After a second arrest of a suspect in the recent terrorist bombing of an underground railroad in London Great Britain has lowered its threat level. There were a number of injuries in the attack, but fortunately no deaths since the homemade bomb caused a fire, but did not completely detonate. This was the fifth terrorist attack in the country in the last six months that have killed a total of 35 people.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack. This may or may not be true, but the second person arrested is a Syrian refugee. The investigation is continuing with the police raiding the home of two elderly people who are long time foster parents and specialized in refugee children.

United States Thinking of Closing Embassy in Cuba

Sep 18, 2017

After 21 American diplomats and family members have come down with a mysterious illness while living and working in Cuba, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has indicated that there is a possibility that it may be necessary to close the embassy. The cause of the illness is unknown with various theories being advanced, but no one seems to be sure

Symptoms include loss of hearing, headaches, mild brain trauma, and loss of cognitive ability among other things. The Cuban government claims it is not responsible and is investigating, and the U.S. government cannot find out who is responsible, but says the Cubans should be doing a better job of protecting embassy employees. Several members of the Canadian embassy have also been affected.

Another Storm Threatens the Caribbean

Sep 18, 2017

The recovery from Hurricane Irma has not really gotten started yet, but now there is another threat developing in the Atlantic. Tropical Storm Maria is now a category 1 hurricane and is expected to strengthen to a category 3 storm, or even higher. A category 3 hurricane is considered a major storm with winds of 111 to 129 miles per hour.

The path of Maria is currently going to take it over some of the some of the same islands hit hardest by Irma, including Barbuda, and the Virgin Islands. It is also possible that the storm will continue on a path that will take it Florida somewhere.

Violent Riots Continue in St. Louis

Sep 18, 2017

Following the acquittal of a white police officer accused of murdering a black drug dealer after a high speed car chase the usual demonstrators from groups like Black Lives Matter took to the streets of St. Louis Missouri. They expressed their outrage by setting fires, smashing store windows, attacking police cars and police officers, and blocking traffic.

At least eleven police officers were injured including one female officer who had her jaw broken by a brick thrown by a rioter. A local reporter was also attacked and several dozen rioters have been arrested on a variety of charges.

Iran Deal Up for Recertification in October

Sep 18, 2017

The Iran deal will have to be rectified in October. The deal requires that Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action be certified to Congress every 90 days saying “that Iran is still complying with the agreement.” The president is being urged by his National Security Adviser and Secretary of State to “preserve the Iran deal at the next 90-day mark in October.” According to Sebastian Gorka, President Trump “didn’t want it rectified last time.” But he stuck with the plan “because he hadn’t been given any adequate” alternative to the agreement. Former UN ambassador John Bolton was asked by Steve Bannon to prepare a “game plan” for withdrawing from the agreement. But that plan never was presented after Bannon and Gorka were forced out of the White House. Bolton’s plan advises the president to make telephone calls to key allies warning them of the decision to end the agreement. Bolton’s plan then suggested that the president “undergo an expanded diplomatic campaign aimed at rallying support around the world for new sanctions against Iran once the deal was no longer in place. Gorka said that the president will “ultimately make his own decision, regardless” the counsel of his national security team.

Toy Store May File For Bankruptcy

Sep 18, 2017

Toys ‘R’ Us hired bankruptcy lawyers last week. The company is facing repayment of a $400 million bond in 2018. It has $7.5 billion in outstanding debt. The hiring of bankruptcy attorney’s sent the 2018 bond crashing to 43 cents on the dollar. Compounding its financial problems, the company is losing sales to more online competition. Amidst rumors of an imminent bankruptcy filing, “nervous suppliers have scaled back shipments and tightened terms to the retailer ahead of the crucial holiday selling season.” The cost of insuring “shipments to cash-strapped Toys ‘R’ Us has become too expensive.” Suppliers are worried that they may never get paid if the company enters bankruptcy. They are demanding payment up front. Toys ‘R’ Us makes 40% of its sales doing the holiday season. The company negotiates “exclusive products from key vendors, along with support for advertising and marketing.” One key supplier, Hasbro, has not curtailed toy shipments to Toys ‘R’ Us. The company says, “We continue to partner and hip, conducting business as usual, while managing our risk across all retailers tot he appropriate levels.”

Leftist Trustees Direct Millions to Leftist Organizations

Sep 18, 2017

The W.K. Kellogg Foundation was founded “to provide health care, healthy foods, and services for children in rural areas of the country.” The foundation was not given precise instruction on how to achieve that plan. Kellogg vaguely told future trustees to “use the money as you please so long as it promotes the health, happiness, and well-being of children.” Trustees have used the foundation’s money to support many left-wing causes. Millions have been donated to La Raza which wants to “reclaim” America’s southwest for Mexico. The foundation has given nearly $1 million to Black Lives Matter and $200,000 to George Soros’s Open Society Institute. The Center for American Progress has received more than $5 million since 2013. The Foundation has not strayed completely from W.K. Kellogg’s vision. It has given millions to “hospitals, schools, and youth centers, especially in rural and underprivileged areas.”

California Votes To Move Presidential Primary

Sep 18, 2017

California’s legislature passed a bill that would move the state’s primary to March. This would align the state’s primary with Super Tuesday when many states hold presidential primaries. In 2008, California moved its presidential primary to March for one year so that it would have more say in which presidential candidate was chosen. The primary was returned to June in 2011. The earlier experiment did not have the desired effect of “generating presidential interest.” The new legislation would move all of California’s primaries to March to avoid having a presidential primary in March and state primaries in June. By consolidating the primaries, it resolves one of Governor Brown’s concerns about cost. It’s expected but not guaranteed that more liberal candidates would do well in California and have a better shot at the nomination. In 2008 Hillary Clinton won California, but Obama went on to win the nomination.

Saudi Crown Prince Gains Power

Sep 18, 2017

Saudi Arabia’s recently installed crown prince is consolidating his power. Mohamed bin Salman is “stamping out traces of internal dissent before any formal transfer of power from his 81-year-old father King Salman.” About twenty-four people, including clerics, were arrested last week in an effort to crackdown on dissent. Dissenters oppose bin Salman’s “aggressive foreign policy that includes the boycott of . . . .Qatar as well as . . . privatizing state assets and cutting subsidies.” The former crown prince has been under house arrest since he was replaced by bin Salman. The 32-year-old crown prince may end up ruling Saudi Arabia for the next half-century. In an effort to gain the support of the country’s younger generation, bin Salman is “putting sports and entertainment on the cutting edge of his reform effort.” The prince wants to move the country away from oil dependency and “develop the kingdom’s industrial and investment base to generate more private-sector jobs for young Saudis.” Analysts believe that the King may abdicate sometime in 2018 in favor of bin Salman.