Roy Moore Continues To Lead In Alabama Race

Sep 18, 2017

President Trump will campaign for incumbent Senator Luther Strange this coming Saturday. The president tweeted, “I will be in Huntsville, Alabama, on Saturday night to support Luther Strange for Senate. ‘Big Luther’ is a great guy who gets things done!” Currently Judge Roy Moore is leading by double digits in the GOP primary runoff according to a recent survey. “Mitch McConnell’s gang can put out all the fake news polls they want, but every single independent pollster has shown Roy Moore with at least a ten point lead,” said a strategist. It’s questionable that the president will be able to affect Luther Strange’s standing in the polls. 83 percent of Republicans view the president “somewhat or very favorable.” But Republican voters don’t care that the president has endorsed Strange “and won’t vote for Strange anyway.” Senator Mitch McConnell’s Senate Leadership Fund has spent millions to support Strange. Representative Mo Brooks came in third in the first primary. He later endorsed Roy Moore and is campaigning for him throughout Alabama.

President Pokes Fun at North Korean Leader

Sep 18, 2017

Saturday night, President Trump and South Korea’s President Moon discussed North Korea. The two leaders reviewed North Korea’s most recent launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile that flew over Japan and landed in the Pacific. A statement from the White House said, “President Trump and President Moon committed to continuing to take steps to strengthen deterrence and defense capabilities and to maximize economic and diplomatic pressure on North Korea. The two leaders noted that they will continue their close consultations next week when they meet on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly.” Sunday morning, President Trump tweeted that he’d spoken with South Korea’s president, adding, “Asked him how Rocket Man is doing. long gas lines forming in North Korea. Too bad!” President Trump will address the United Nations later in the week. He is expected to call upon the Security Council for harsher sanctions.

American’s Attacked With Acid in France

Sep 18, 2017

Four American female college students were attacked with a cleaning substance that contained hydrochloric acid while at a train station in Marseilles, France on Sunday. A 41-year-old woman was arrested as the suspected assailant. Police called the attacker “disturbed” but they did not go so far as to call it a terrorist attack. According to police the attacker “did not make any extremist threats or declarations.” France’s “counter-terrorism division had decided for the time being not to assume jurisdiction for investigating the attack.” The four American women were treated at a local hospital, “two of them for shock.” And one of them for impaired vision. Two of the women were “slightly injured.” By mid-afternoon, they had been released from the hospital. One of the Americans, Courtney Siverling, wrote, “I pray that the attacker would be healed from her mental illness in the name of Jesus and receive the forgiveness and salvation that can only come from Him.”

The Value Of Donald Trump

Sep 18, 2017

As divisive and controversial President Trump is, he is almost single handily upholding the value of Twitter. “There is no better free advertising in the world than the president of the United States.” Were Twitter to ban the president, it is estimated that Twitter would lose twenty percent of its market value, according to analyst James Cakmak. Cakmak believes that by “losing its most prominent user” the “intangible value” of Twitter would “lead to what’s known as multiple compression.” According to Twitter, “daily active users rose 12 percent in the second quarter, compared with the same period in 2016.” As good as the president is for Twitter, the company is unable to monetize his value. According to Bloomberg, Twitter’s shares have lost 14 percent of their value since Trump won the presidency. Cakmak says, “What’s most important is the execution of the right strategy, since at the present state we find Twitter not capitalizing on the opportunity that’s in front of them.”

Yale’s Changing Terminology

Sep 18, 2017

George Orwell wrote, “You don't grasp the beauty of the destruction of words. Do you know that Newspeak is the only language in the world whose vocabulary gets smaller every year?” Yale University has decided to drop the terms “freshman” and “upperclassman” after getting demands for “greater gender inclusivity.” “Freshman” will now be called “first year” and “upperclassman” will now be called “upper-level students.” Marvin Chun, a dean at the university, says “We’re not trying to be language police. It’s really for public, formal correspondence and formal publications . . . we’re not trying to tell people what language to use in their everyday casual conversations.” The new language will be incorporated into Yale’s “Undergraduate handbook of regulations.” The tuition and fees to attend Yale for the 2017-2018 academic year is $51,400. Add in another $19,170 to live on campus and get the full experience.

London Threat Level Now At ‘Critical’

Sep 16, 2017

The terror threat in London was raised to critical in the aftermath of a bombing on the London subway. Raising the threat level to critical might indicate the future attacks are imminent. Soldiers have been brought in to replace local police. A terror suspect set off a bucket bomb on a crowded commuter train Friday morning. At least 29 people were injured by the blast, suffering burns as the fireball went through the train car. Injuries include “scorched hands, legs, faces and hair.” Other injuries were caused as people rushed to escape the train. One passenger described the situation saying, 'It was a very busy commuter train, young and old, school children going to their schools. I saw was nannies trying to look for kids, because of the rush of people just taking five and six year olds away from them and they were trying to look for them. Authorities believe the bomb failed to explode as it was intended. Police used CCTV footage to identify a suspect but so far have not named the person. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the bombing.

More Counties Will Have No Obamacare Exchange

Sep 16, 2017

In 2018, there could be 63 counties in the United States with no insurer that is a part of the Obamacare exchange. 70,000 Americans live in those counties. In another 1,472 counties there will be only one insurer for 2.6 million exchange participants. Anthem and Aetna told lawmakers that they were not confident about their future participation in the Obamacare exchanges. The uncertainty about payments to prop up the failing system was one area of evidence company officials pointed to. Under the law, Americans who do not have health insurance and where there is no provider available under the exchange, they would still have to pay a penalty for being uninsured. Senators Alexander and Corker have introduced the Health Care Options Act of 2017 to waive the penalty in such situations. It would also allow Americans who had received a subsidy to use the subsidy to purchase healthcare from companies not on the exchange.

Osama bin Laden Files Being Readied for Release

Sep 16, 2017

The United States government will be releasing documents seized by U.S. commandos in a 2011 raid on bin Laden’s compound in Pakistan. CIA Director Pompeo said that the files would be declassified over the next several weeks and released to the public. “Once we are sure that there’s not classified material and that there’s not things that we can’t release, I want to make sure the world gets to see them so that we can have lots of hands touching them and making good judgments about how to make sure that we don’t have a 9/11, that we don’t have this kind of risk again.” The documents include “family letters, papers on Islamic history, books, and notes about al-Qaeda’s operations.” The government released an earlier tranche of files seized in the raid. Those files showed bin Laden’t “fear of surveillance and obsession with attacking the West.”

Avoiding Free Speech at Berkeley

Sep 16, 2017

Faculty and professors at US Berkeley are calling for a suspension of classes and activities during “free speech week.” “As faculty we cannot ask student and staff to choose between risking their physical and mental safety in order to attend class or come to work in an environment of harassment, intimidation, violence, and militarized policing.” The conservative publication, Berkeley Patriot, has invited Anne Coulter, Steve Bannon, and Milo Yiannopoulos to speak during free speech week. The faculty and staff members who wrote the letter acknowledged the constitutional requirement to allow all viewpoints on campus. "We recognize that as a public institution, we are legally bound by the Constitution to allow all viewpoints on campus. However, there are forms of speech that are not protected under the First Amendment. These include speech that presents imminent physical danger and speech that disrupts the university's mission to educate." The letter writers apparently did not recognize that there would be no disruption on campus if leftists did not resort to violent tactics to shut down speech they oppose.

When Chanting “USA” is Okay

Sep 16, 2017

Chanting “USA” at hight school sporting events could be offensive. Officials at Vista Del Lago High School in Folsom, California said that chanting “USA” could send an “unintended message.” In an email to parents, the school principal said that it would “make sense” for the “USA” to be chanted after such “patriotic events such as the National Anthem or the Pledge of Allegiance.” But if it were chanted “during competitive events” it might be misconstrued. Senior Ryan Bernal said, “To say USA, you know, we’re all the same. We’re all American. It doesn’t matter what your skin tone is or where you’re from.” School officials say they did not ban the chanting of “USA” but instead said that the discussion was about teaching students “empathy.” In other school districts, critics have complained about patriotic symbols being used by students because they could be seen as promoting “white supremacy” and “nationalism.”

Sanctuary Cities Win Injunction Against DOJ

Sep 16, 2017

A federal court in Chicago issued an injunction against the Department of Justice’s effort to deny funding to “jurisdictions that refuse to cooperate with federal immigration authorities.” Judge Harry Leinenweber ruled that the Attorney General “exceeded his authority” to impose new conditions on cities which received grant funding for police departments. The Department of Justice issued guidelines in July that only allowed grants to those “jurisdictions that allow federal immigration officers into detention facilities and provide 58 hours’ notice before releasing inmates wanted by federal authorities.” The Chicago lawsuit argued that the guidelines would “infringe upon the independence of local law-enforcement agencies” as well as “undermine the inroads police . . . have made in gaining trust from immigrant communities.” Judge Leinenweber ruled that Attorney General Sessions had attempted an “unprecedented seizure of power.” The injunction means that Chicago’s police department will now be able to receive $2.3 million in grant money.

McCain Supporting Transgender Military Personnel

Sep 16, 2017

Senator John McCain is backing a bipartisan effort to overturn the president’s ban on transgender soldiers. The senator said, “When less than one percent of Americans are volunteering to join the military, we should welcome all those who are willing and able to serve our country.” “Any member of the military who meets the medical and readiness standards should be allowed to serve — including those who are transgender.” The legislations “would prohibit the Pentagon from involuntarily separating or denying the re-enlistment of currently serving transgender troops solely on the basis of gender identity.” The president’s ban “prohibits the military from enlisting transgender people and from using funds to pay for gender transition-related surgery.” The Defense Secretary has six months to determine how to deal with transgender troops who are currently in the military. To date, four lawsuits have been filed in the federal courts in an effort to halt the implementation of the ban.

Republicans Trying to Round Up Two or Three Votes in Last Attempt to Overturn Obamacare

Sep 16, 2017

Republicans are trying to find two to three votes in a last ditch effort to replace Obamacare with a system of block grants to the states. Senator Bill Cassidy predicted, “I am pretty confident we’ll get there on the Republican side. We’re probably at 48-49 [votes] and talking to two or three more.” Senator Rand Paul announced his opposition to the proposed legislation because it keeps too much of ObamaCare. The legislation would give more power to the states. It would end ObamaCare “funding for subsidies to help people afford coverage and funding for the Medicaid expansion, instead converting both pots of money into a block grant to states.” Democrats see the bill as a real threat. They argue that the block grants would be “too small and would lead to cuts in Medicaid and other health spending.”

Democrat Senators Demand More Abortion

Sep 16, 2017

Senator Richard Blumenthal wants Bernie Sanders’ “Medicare for All” proposal to include funding for abortions. Blumenthal was one of 15 senators to sign on to the single-payer plan on Wednesday. The senator “promises that the plan will eliminate the Hyde Amendment — which bars federal funds for abortion.” Speaking to reporters, Blumenthal said, “[T]he women of America . . . have been denied health care too long because of restrictions like the Hyde Amendment. Consider the Hyde Amendment history if we pass Medicare for All. And all those other restrictions on reproductive rights.” According to LifeNews, the Hyde Amendment may have save as many as “one million children from abortion.” If Democrats get their way on ending the Hyde Amendment “an estimated 33,000 more unborn babies” will be killed by abortion every year.

Senators Want Cuban Diplomats Expelled and American Embassy Closed

Sep 16, 2017

Five Republican Senators are furious over the Cuban government’s “acoustic” attacks on American embassy personnel. The senators are calling on the Trump administration to expel Cuban diplomats and close the American embassy in Havana if the Cuban government does not provide more information. Senators sent a letter to Secretary of State Tillerson outlining their demands. “Our officials and their families have been the targets of unacceptable levels of harassment and ‘acoustic’ attacks that, in some cases, have caused permanent hearing damage and other significant injuries.” Expelling Cuban diplomats and closing the American embassy would effectively reverse most of the “efforts to normalize diplomatic relations.” Sixteen Americans have suffered damages including permanent hearing loss, sleeplessness, damaged brain function and cognitive abilities.

Entire Island of Barbuda is Evacuated

Sep 15, 2017

For the first time in 300 years the Caribbean Island of Barbuda is uninhabited. All 1,800 residents have been evacuated to Antiqua where they are living in shelters. This is because Hurricane Irma has rendered the island uninhabitable. There is no electricity, no potable water, and most of the homes and businesses have been destroyed.

The evacuees include almost 500 school age children, and the island of Antiqua is struggling to find room in its schools for the children. Ambassador Ronald Sanders who represents both Antiqua and Barbuda in their embassy in the United States says that it may be years before the island is rebuilt.

Survey Shows Americans Ignorant About Constitution

Sep 15, 2017

According to a survey conducted by the University of Pennsylvania almost 4 0f 10 Americans cannot name any of the five rights protected by the First Amendment to the Constitution. In addition, 48% of the respondents did not know that freedom of speech was one of those rights. The survey also reported that only 26% of respondents could name all three branches of the United States Government and 33% could not even name one branch.

This is unfortunately similar to a survey conducted in the early 1990’s where 25% of college graduates surveyed thought the First Amendment protected their right to own a pet. The bottom line for researchers is that the education of civics in our schools is totally inadequate.

Berkeley Allows Shapiro Speech, but offers Counseling to “Traumatized” Students

Sep 15, 2017

The University of California Berkeley is allowing conservative commentator Ben Shapiro to speak on the campus under tight security. However, in what some pundits are calling the snowflake reaction the campus is offering counseling to students and faculty members who may be traumatized by the very idea that is a conservative is being allowed to speak on campus.

This is ironic since Berkeley claims to be the cradle of free speech. However, the concept of free speech for many on the campus means that only those people that agree with their left wing agenda should be allowed to express themselves.

More U.S. Diplomats Sick in Cuba

Sep 15, 2017

Two more U.S. diplomats based in Cuba have come down with the mysterious illness that has now infected a total of 21 Americans and some Canadians. The symptoms include mild brain trauma, loss of hearing, headaches, and loss of cognitive ability. Unfortunately, the continued investigation by the American State Department and other agencies seems no closer to finding the cause of the illnesses, or who may be behind it.

Most people seem to think it is some type of acoustic attack, but other experts point out that it is happening in multiple locations, including a recently reopened hotel, and the victims are sometimes targeted with laser like efficiency.

Navy Looking at Possible cyber-attack as the Cause of Destroyer Collision

Sep 15, 2017

The U.S. Navy is actively investigating whether the collision between the destroyer USS John S, McCain and a merchant vessel was caused by a cyber-attack that hacked into the ship’s computers and navigation system. Ten sailors were killed in the incident and seven others died in a similar incident involving the USS Fitzgerald.

However, the Fitzgerald crash is not under investigation as a hacking incident. If the McCain accident was in fact the result of a cyber-attack it will expose a critical vulnerability in U.S. naval operations that will have be addressed immediately.

NFL Facing Uncertain Future

Sep 15, 2017

The National Football League has just had one of the worst opening weekends in the history of the professional league. Some stadiums were less than half full and less people were watching on television. This translates into lost revenue both for the league and individual teams. Part of the reason for less ticket sales is the ever escalating cost of tickets and food and drinks at the games.

However, it is also partly due to the NFL following the lead of ESPN and trying to use sports to indoctrinate Americans with the liberal political philosophy that trashes police officers, the American flag, and the National Anthem. The league also threatened entire states like Texas with loss of any future super bowls if the passed laws against mandatory transgender bathrooms. The bottom line seems to be that Americans are getting fed up and are tuning the NFL out.

Japan Issues Dire Warning about North Korea

Sep 15, 2017

The Japanese military has issued a dire warning to the United States and Great Britain. According to intelligence source the Japanese believe that Kim Jong Un is preparing to launch an Intercontinental Ballistic Missile (ICBM) that is capable of traveling 8,000 miles. This puts most of the United States and Great Britain within range of being hit by one of these missiles carrying a nuclear weapon.

Japanese military officials have seen evidence of the North Koreans moving a launcher that is capable of launching the massive ICBM. This is just another example of how fast the north is advancing its capabilities. The launch last night may have been the one predicted.

Trump Visits Storm Ravaged Florida

Sep 15, 2017

The President and First Lady visited Naples, Florida yesterday where they met with residents of a badly damaged trailer park. They handed out food and water that had been purchased by the first couple with their own funds. The President assured the people of Florida that the federal government has their backs, and the state will be rebuilt better than ever.

His visit was very well received, and he promised to make more visits to Florida, including the hardest area, the Florida Keys. The President also promised to visit the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rica sometime in the next few weeks.

More Political Theater Coming

Sep 15, 2017

Representative Trey Gowdy said that he has “sufficient factual basis” to recall former FBI Director James Comey. Gowdy wants to question Comey on why he “decided not to charge Hillary Clinton before interviewing key witnesses.” “I can tell you because I’ve seen with my own eyes he made up his mind before he interviewed her.” How far back, whether it was two weeks or two months, quite frankly is immaterial to me. He did it before he interviewed the last witness.” As a former federal prosecutor, Gowdy believes that prosecutors hold off making conclusions until all the evidence is in and witnesses have been interviewed. “If there’s anything that’s axiomatic in investigations it’s that you don’t make up your mind until you interview the last witness. it is beyond dispute that h made up his mind not to charge Secretary Clinton before he interviewed her.” Gowdy said that there is evidence that Comey made up his mind before he’d “interviewed the last dozen witnesses.” White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders said this week that Comey is guilty. Gowdy cautioned that if the White House has evidence of wrongdoing, it needs to be referred to the Department of Justice. “Alleging criminal violations is very serious which is why I don’t do it,” said Gowdy.

Visiting Fellow Offer Withdrawn

Sep 15, 2017

Harvard University offered Bradley Manning a visiting fellow position but withdrew the offer after getting push back from CIA Director Mike Pompeo and former CIA Acting Director Michael Morell. Morell issued a letter to the Dean of the Kennedy School saying that he could not “associate himself with an organization ‘that honors a convicted felon and leaker of classified information.’” “Manning was found guilty of 17 serious crimes, including six counts of espionage, for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified documents to Wikileaks, and entity that CIA Director Mike Pompeo says operates like an adversarial foreign intelligence service,” continued Morell. In Pompeo’s letter he said, “I believe it is shameful for Harvard to place its stamp approval upon [Manning’s] treasonous actions.” Douglas W. Elmendorf, Dean of the Kennedy School, said, “I now think that designating . . . Manning as a visiting fellow was a mistake, for which I accept responsibility.” He continued, “But I see more clearly now that many people view a Visiting Fellow title as an honorific, so we should weigh that consideration when offering invitations.”

Bill Would Require Presidential Candidates to Release Tax Returns

Sep 15, 2017

The California State Assembly passed a bill on Thursday that would require presidential candidates to release their tax returns prior to being placed on California’s ballot. The Presidential Tax Transparency and Accountability Act passed on a 42 — 18 vote. It will now go to the state Senate for a vote. Democrat Senator Mike McGuire declared, “President Trump’s blatant disregard for the tradition of releasing tax returns is dangerous to our democracy. For decades, every President has put there personal beliefs aside and put our country first and released their returns.” The bill would require that a presidential candidate release five previous years worth of tax returns. Senator Scott Wiener said the bill was about “giving the American people the honesty and transparency they deserve.” New York lawmakers introduced similar legislation earlier this year. Candidate Trump was the first candidate in several years to not release his returns.

North Korea Launches Missile Over Japan

Sep 15, 2017

Shortly after testing a nuclear weapon underground early last week, North Korea fired a missile over Japan. The missile flew 2,300 miles before falling into the Pacific Ocean. This is the second missile to be fired over Japan since late August. The governments of Japan and South Korea convened “emergency national security council meetings” to formulate a response. Japan issued emergency alerts and used its siren warning system. The government encouraged citizens to take cover. South Korea responded by “conducting a simulated strike of the North Korean launch site, an air base near Pyongyang.” Last week the UN Security Council issued a new round of sanctions on North Korea. Although President Trump applauded the new sanctions, he questioned “whether the ‘very small step’ would have ‘any impact’ on its nuclear program.”

Trump Base Unhappy With President’s Direction on Amnesty

Sep 15, 2017

Last week President Trump thrilled supporters by ending the Obama era DACA executive order. Under the Obama administration 800,000 “young people brought into the country illegally” were allowed to stay in the United States and work “without fear of deportation.” This week, the president reached an agreement with Minority Leaders Schumer and Pelosi “that would extend protection to the so-called Dreamers in exchange for promises to enhance border security.” President Trump did not ask for funding for a border wall saying instead that it could be part of a later bill. Now Trump voters have exploded. Republican Representative Steve King tweeted, “Trump base is blown up, destroyed, irreparable, and disillusioned beyond repair. No promise is credible.” Trump supporters burned their Make America Great Again hats and posted their pictures and videos to social media. Ann Coulter tweeted, “At this point, who DOESN’T want Trump impeached?” Trump promised to put Americans first. His new found love for working with Democrats on illegal aliens contradicts that campaign promise.

Navy Sends in Cyber Investigation Unit

Sep 15, 2017

The U.S. Navy sent its Cyber Command 10th Fleet as well as technical experts to investigate the USS John McCain collision. Investigators will look into whether or not there was an intrusion into the ship’s software. “We have no indications or reason to believe that there was a malicious cyber attack that had an effect on either [USS] Fitzgerald or McCain, but we’ve assembled a team … to go out on the ground and look for and assess any anomalous activity that may exist onboard John S. McCain,” said Vice Admiral Jan Tighe. The admiral went on to say that investigating cyber intrusions will become a “normal step in probing vessel collisions.” President Trump elevated Cyber Command to a unified combatant command status in August in acknowledgement of the increased threat of the cyber threat. The Navy is conducting a broader investigation into “naval procedures and training” to better understand what contributed to the collisions of the Fitzgerald and McCain.

Susan Rice Changes Her Story

Sep 15, 2017

Former National Security Adviser Susan Rice “admitted to lawmakers last week that she unmasked Trump transition team officials.” This comes months after she told PBS Newshour that she knew “nothing about” unmasking. During a meeting with the House Intelligence Committee, she requested the unmasking because she needed “to understand why the Emrati crown prince was visiting New York late last year.” “She said the Obama administration ‘felt misled’ by the United Arab emirates, who had not mentioned that the crown price was visiting the country.” An unidentified UAE representative disputed Susan Rice’s account of misleading the Obama administration. Instead calling it “an effort to build a relationship with senior members of the Trump team who would be working in the administration.” The admission by Rice is evidence that “Trump transition team members were indeed caught up in surveillance of a foreign target.”

Will The Deep State Invade Venezuela?

Sep 15, 2017

Venezuela stopped accepting the U.S. dollar as payment for oil. “Oil traders who export Venezuelan crude or import oil products into the country have begun converting their invoices to euros,” reports the Wall Street Journal. Last week, President Maduro warned of this course of action. “Venezuela is going to implement a new system of international payments and will create a basket of currencies to free us from the dollar.” This comes after the Trump administration placed sanctions on Venezuela. Other countries have been trying to find a way to stop using the U.S. dollar in international trade. China is buying oil from Russia and Iran and paying in yuan and making the yuan convertible to “gold on a spot basis on the Shanghai Gold Exchange.” The United States has been able to spend itself into a $20 trillion hole because of the agreement that “Henry Kissinger worked out with Saudi Arabia in 1974, after Nixon abandoned gold.”

Not One To Miss The Good Life

Sep 15, 2017

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin apparently believes that he’s entitled to a taxpayer funded good life. For his honeymoon to Europe in August, Mnuchin asked that he and his new wife be flown in an Air Force jet. Of course he carefully cited national security reasons for his cover. Reasons like secure communications, international issues ranging from Iran to Venezuela, to North Korea. The request was later withdrawn when it more affordable solutions presented themselves. Had the government provided his taxpayer funded ride, it would have cost taxpayers $25,000 an hour. Mnuchin however managed to show up in a “government aircraft” with his wife at Fort Knox to inspect what remains of the nation’s gold on August 21. Just by coincidence, Fort Knox was in the solar eclipse totality zone. The Treasury Secretary and his wife were able to view the eclipse from the fort. The Inspector General’s office is now looking at all requests for aircraft by the Treasury Secretary to determine if all laws and policies were observed.

Bernie Sanders’ Magical Unicorn

Sep 15, 2017

Senator Bernie Sanders introduced his single-payer healthcare plan on Wednesday. It was only a partial bill. He left out one teeny tiny detail — the funding mechanism. Apparently that glaring oversight will be in a separate bill. Back in 1987, Bernie Sanders was a bit more honest about the consequences of funding healthcare-for-all than he is these days. In an interview with Canadian Doctor Miltion Terris, Bernie Sanders says, “I think what we understand is that unless we change the funding system and the control mechanism in this country to do that for example, if we expanded Medicaid to everybody. Give everybody a Medicaid card — we would be spending such an astronomical sum of money that, you know, we would bankrupt the nation.” What’s happened in the thirty years since that interview? Have new treasure troves of money magically appeared? Bernie Sanders’ plan will likely mean higher income taxes for American families and higher taxes on small businesses. It will mean more money diverted diverted out of the economy and sent to Washington where bureaucrats and politicians will spend like there is no tomorrow.

Comic Books Become Organs for Political Propaganda

Sep 14, 2017

Many older Americans remember growing up with comic books that were meant to delight and entertain their young audiences. Many of them were cartoons with stories about the adventures of characters like Mickey Mouse and Donald Duck while others featured super heroes like Superman, Batman, and Spiderman. The later often extolled such virtues as “truth, justice, and the American way”.

However, in the last few years that has changed with comic books becoming vehicles for left wing propaganda directed at our children, The most recent example is the Superman comic showing the hero protecting poor illegal immigrants from a violent “white supremacist” who is wearing an American flag bandana.

Hollywood Elites with Huge Carbon Footprints Lecture about Global Warming

Sep 14, 2017

Many of the Hollywood elites that use the disaster fund raiser to lecture Americans about the danger of global warming are said to be some of the main contributors to the very thing they condemn. Many of them fly thousands of miles a year for business or pleasure and have multiple cars and homes that use many times the energy of the average American family.

This includes people like Justin Bieber, George Clooney, Beyonce, and Barbara Streisand. Their point is obvious, the unwashed masses must reduce their use of fuel and switch to alternative more expensive sources of energy, but the rich and famous have no such obligation.

Americans Growing Tired of Being Lectured by Elitists

Sep 14, 2017

Some of the Hollywood elitists who were supposed to be raising money to provide humanitarian aid to victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma used the opportunity to lecture Americans on climate change and attack President Trump. These are the same Hollywood stars who told Americans that if they voted for Trump they were racists, sexists, islamophobic etc. ESPN’s so called sportscasters lecture Americans on the need for gun control, and are anti police, and treat citizens like ignorant peasants.

The main stream media is even worse, and Americans are rebelling. The summer movie releases by Hollywood have mostly tanked at the box offices, movie theater stocks are tanking, ESPN is losing thousands of viewers and subscribers while liberal newspapers and networks are being mostly ignored.

Amazon Becoming Blatantly Political

Sep 14, 2017

The Amazon Company’s website that is owned by Jeff Bezos, who also owns the ultra-liberal Washington Post, has long shown a political bias against conservative writers and in favor of liberals. Advertising of books that lean to the right is often refused and some books are removed from the site as e-books.

Amazon always had some kind of explanation for this type of behavior but it will have a tough time explaining what is occurring with Hillary Clinton’s new book, “What happened?” in the last 48 hours. Shortly after the book was released there were about 80 reviews fairly evenly divided between positive and negative although the majority were negative. By Wednesday almost all of the negative one star reviews had been removed and out of 496 reviews 96% were 5 star reviews with only 2% being 1 star. One news outlet has reported that at least 900 negative reviews have been removed.

Berkeley Being Turned into a Fortress

Sep 14, 2017

Part of the University of California campus at Berkeley is being turned into what amounts to a fortress in preparation for a speech Thursday night by conservative activist Ben Shapiro. A heavy police presence is being deployed because since the election of Donald Trump violent protestors, many of them non students bused in by radical groups like ANTIFA. have prevented free speech on the campus.

The mayor of the city has grown tired of the violence and recently called for ANTIFA to be declared a criminal street gang. He has also authorized the police force to be equipped with pepper spray to quell the violence.

Eight Dead in Florida Nursing Home

Sep 14, 2017

Amid all of the devastation in Florida caused by Hurricane Irma, a particularly grisly discovery was made in a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida. Over 150 elderly patients were evacuated from the rehabilitation Center in Hollywood Hills where they were living in stifling heat with no air conditioning except from some portable units used by the staff that was not sufficient.

Four people were found dead and four more died in the hospital or in route to the hospital. A full investigation is being launched with the possibility of criminal charges being filed.

Assault on American Heritage Intensifies

Sep 14, 2017

In the past few days, protestors from groups like Black Lives Matter, ANTIFA, and the openly communist Workers World Party have intensified. At the University of Virginia so called protestors covered the statue of Thomas Jefferson in a black shroud proclaiming him a racist and a rapist.

In Baltimore the statue of Francis Scott Key, the author of our national anthem was defaced with the Star Spangled Banner being called a racist anthem. According to some on the left this is based on wording in the third stanza that states in part: “No refuge could save, hireling or slave, of terror or flight, or gloom of the grave”. Most historians agree that the use of the terms hireling and slave refer to the British use of mercenaries, and involuntary impressed men in its army and navy.

Democrats Continue to Lurch to the Left

Sep 14, 2017

Despite the disastrous losses the Democrat Party suffered in November 2016, and since then in four special congressional elections the party refuses to admit that the American people have been overwhelmingly rejecting its left wing message. Instead, many Democrat leaders like Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren continue to advocate what amounts to outright socialism.

Sanders has introduced a single payer bill and called it the “Medicare for all” bill. However, the bottom line is that whatever they call it, the concept is still socialized medicine that has been a spectacular failure in every country where it has been adopted. The vast majority of Americans do not want the government to make their health care decisions.

Lawyer Calls Sexual Assault on Betsy Devos OK with Him

Sep 14, 2017

Secretary of Education Betsy Devos has reversed a set of rules adopted by the Obama administration that basically allowed college administrators to discipline male students accused of sexual assault without any semblance of due process. In other words a student did not have to be found guilty of the charge, just having a claim made against him was enough.

Texas attorney Rob Ranco responded by tweeting “I’m not wishing for it…but I would be ok if Betsy Devos was sexually assaulted.” The outrage was immediate and Ranco has lost his job with his law firm.

China Unveils Restrictions on Unapproved Religions

Sep 14, 2017

China’s State Administration for Religious Affairs issued new regulations regarding unapproved religious communities. The regulations impose severe “fines for persons associated with underground religious communities not authorized by the state, which have no legal standing in the country.” Fines may range from 20,000 to 300,000 yuan. China’s communist government fears that freedom of religion is a threat to “national security and public health, [a threat] to ethnic and national unity, and the possibility of terrorist activities.” The number of Christians in China may now be greater than “the number of members in the Chinese Communist party.” “There are an estimated 100 million Christians in China.” There are 85 million members of China’s Communist Party. Christianity is growing the fastest in “unofficial Protestant ‘house churches’ and in the underground Catholic church.’”

European Commission Calls for EU Military

Sep 14, 2017

The president of the European Commission called on the European Union to create a “European Defense Union by 2025. In his State of the Union address, Jean-Claud Juncker called for the creation of a EU military saying “We need it. And NATO wants it.” The EU has “produced detailed plans for . . . an army, including a centralized headquarters and ‘permanent structured defense cooperation.’” During the lead up to Brexit, many anti-Brexit leaders “dismissed the idea of an EU army.” British politician, Nick Clegg said, “It’s not going to happen, it doesn’t matter whether Nigel Farage says it’g going to happen or Jean-Claude Junker . . . he can’t create a European army.” After the Junker’s call for a defense union, Nigel Farage said, “that was the most open, honest, and truly worrying speech I’ve heard in my long years in this place. The message is very clear: Brexit has happened — full steam ahead!”

President Want Quick Action on Amnesty

Sep 14, 2017

President Trump signaled that if Congress legalizes the 800,000 illegal aliens currently protected by DACA, he will support it. The president agreed to the legislation without pushing for any immigration reforms or funding for a border wall. According to Representative Henry Cuellar, President Trump said “We don’t have to tie a wall to this. We can put a wall [in another bill].” According to Cuellar, the president does not want to wait until DACA expires in March. Waiting until the end would make it more difficult for Congress to act. Instead, the president wants to act “when people are not expecting it.” Rosemary Jenks, a spokeswoman with NumbersUSA, said that “any immigration deal on DACA that includes amnesty would be an ‘outrageous selling out of the [Trump] base.’” The Center for Immigration Studies warned that amnesty would create a “surge in illegal immigration” and “a surge in legal immigration, as newly amnestied DACA recipients would be able to bring their relatives to the U.S.”

Democrats Winning Local Races

Sep 14, 2017

Early signs of a 2018 Democratic electoral wave may be forming. Republicans have dominated local races for the last several election cycles. Republican domination has led to control of a majority of the state houses. However, since Trump’s victory in November, Democrats are focusing increasingly on local state races. Local Democrats are performing far better than Hillary Clinton did in those districts. “On Tuesday, Democrat Jacob Rosencrants took 60 percent of the vote in a state House district in Norman, Oklahoma, where Donald Trump beat Hillary Clinton by ten points last November.” Then in New Hampshire, a Democrat “won a state House seat in a district . . . that Trump won by 16 points last year.” Trump’s win has motivated Democrats to turn out their voters. Director of the Democratic Legislative Campaign Committee said, “Our wins send a clear message to Republicans everywhere that no matter how red the district is, you can’t hide from the shadow cast by the Trump administration.”

President Open to Bailing Out ObamaCare

Sep 14, 2017

President Trump is reportedly open to stabilizing Obamacare. Ever since the Senate failed to overturn Obamacare, lawmakers in the House and Senate are looking for ways to pour more money into the failing ObamaCare system. ObamaCare can’t function without the stabilization payments. Democratic Representative Josh Gottheimer said of the president, “He was clearly open to it, intrigued.” Likewise, Republican Representative Tom Reed said, “I think the president was open to the conversation.” While the president was intrigued, he did not offer support for the idea. He did not agree to continue ObamaCare cost-sharing payments, but he did not reiterate his threat to cancel them.

Administration Orders Kaspersky Off of Government Systems

Sep 14, 2017

The Trump administration ordered government agencies to remove Kaspersky Lab products from their computer networks. Kaspersky is based in Moscow and is feared to be “vulnerable to Kremlin influenced that using its anti-virus software could jeopardize national security.” The company has denied the allegations saying, “No credible evidence has been presented publicly by anyone or any organization as the accusations are based on false allegations and inaccurate assumptions.” The Department of Homeland Security said it was “concerned about the ties between certain Kaspersky officials and Russian intelligence and other government agencies, and requirements under Russian law that allow Russian intelligence agencies to request or compel assistance from Kaspersky and to intercept communications transiting Russian networks.” Federal agencies have 30 days to find out what systems have the software and 90 days to end its use.

No Grant of Absolution From Hillary

Sep 14, 2017

Hillary Clinton is unwilling to forgive those women who did not vote for her in the election. Clinton said that she has had women come up to her since the election confessing their failure to get out and vote or to do more to get Clinton elected. The unpersonable former candidate said that it is “‘hard’ for her to offer ‘comfort’” to others. "When it first started happening it was so soon after the election, and the election was so bizarre and close. It was hard for me to, you know comfort somebody who was coming to me and saying, ‘oh, I wish I'd done more,' or ‘I'm sorry I didn't vote.' Because I think this was one of the most consequential elections that we have faced in a long time," she said. “So no absolution. But of course I just hope people will take what happened this time seriously and being ready and willing to vote the next time.”

The House Committee on Natural Resources passed the SHARE Act through the committee on Wednesday.

Sep 14, 2017

The legislation reforms regulations on silencers, adds “further protections for interstate transport of firearms,” protects “certain firearms and ammunition from reclassification in order to make them illegal,” and finally increases “access to federal public lands for hunting and fishing.” The passage of the bill was praised by the National Rifle Association. “Today marks an important step in protecting the Second Amendment freedoms of America’s hunters and sportsmen and strengthening our outdoor heritage,” said the NRA’s Chris Cox. The “legislation would treat silencers as common firearms and require background checks in order to buy one from a licensed gun dealer.” The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives said that there are “44 silencer-related crimes per year over the past decade. That means about .003 percent of registered silencers are used in crimes each year.” No date has been scheduled for the SHARE Act to be voted on by the full House.

Amendment to Sunset War Authorizations Fails

Sep 14, 2017

Senator Rand Paul spoke in favor of his amendment “that would have allowed war authorizations, created in the wake of al-Qaida’s 9/11 strikes, to lapse after six months.” Senator Paul is seeking new and updated authorizations for military operation is Iraq, Syria, Yemen and in other countries. During a floor debate, Senator Paul pointed out that the White House is using the original war authorizations as a basis to extend the war to other countries that “Congress never voted to support.” Senators who opposed the amendment agreed that Congress needs to pass a new authorization. However, the senators disagreed with Paul’s approach. “’You can't replace something with nothing. And we have nothing,’ said Sen. Jack Reed of Rhode Island, the top Democrat on the Senate Armed Services Committee.” Senator Bob Corker agreed that Congress needs to pass legislation for a new war authorization and pledged that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee would do so soon. Senator Paul’s amendment was defeated 61 to 36.

53 Percent of California Democrats Oppose Free Speech

Sep 14, 2017

In the aftermath of violent protests in Charlottesville and in Berkeley, 53 percent of California Democrats “believe we have gone too far in allowing those demonstrations.” The poll was conducted by UC Berkeley, home of the free speech movement. Mark DiCamillo conducted the poll and commented, “I would have thought the liberals would be defending the right to demonstrate in general.” Apparently Democrats are willing to shut down and restrict the free speech rights of people with whom they disagree. Jan Soule, president of the Silicon Valley Association of Republican Women said, “The left has always been hypocritical. They continue to say we have free speech as long as we agree with what they say. Free speech does not extend to conservatives.” The poll comes as conservative writer and speaker Ben Shapiro prepares to deliver a speech Thursday on the Berkeley campus.

Kid Rock’s Senate Run Scaring Liberals to Death

Sep 13, 2017

Popular rock star Kid Rock is apparently running as a Republican for the United States Senate in Michigan and the liberals are going crazy. He is known for his unconventional style, his often colorful language, and his support for tea party candidates. Liberal groups and the notoriously left wing Detroit Free Press are trying to do the same thing to everyone that they disagree with, silence him.

They are going so far as to try and keep him from performing in his hometown of Detroit, where he is extremely popular. He often donate much of his money from these concerts to businesses and charities in the city, but most of them have apparently succumbed to leftist pressure and are not coming to his defense. They will receive no more donations so in order to be politically correct they will punish the very people they are supposed to be helping. None of this will stop the Kid.

SCOTUS Sides with Trump on Travel Ban

Sep 13, 2017

In an unsigned opinion yesterday, the United States Supreme Court upheld most of the travel ban imposed by President Trump on refugees coming into the United States from countries considered dangerous because of their inability to provide information allowing the U.S. to vet the refugees. The ruling reverses a decision by the notoriously left wing Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals that had upheld a lower court ruling declaring the ban unconstitutional.

The court is scheduled to hear full arguments on the case in October, but since the ban is temporary it may expire before the hearing unless the President decides to renew it.

Millions in Florida Still Without Power

Sep 13, 2017

The chaos in Florida continues as millions of Floridians struggle through massive traffic jams to return to their homes after the destruction caused by Hurricane Irma. Unfortunately, many of them are finding their homes severely damaged or completely destroyed. In addition, millions of people are without power or water, and in some areas like the islands that make up the Florida Keys it may be weeks or even months before power is restored.

The situation in Florida is a humanitarian crisis just like the continuing situation in southeast Texas and southwest Louisiana, but is compounded by the scope of territory covered by the disaster.

Seattle Mayor Resigns over Sex Allegations

Sep 13, 2017

For several months liberal Democrat Mayor of Seattle Ed Murray has been under fire for allegations of child abuse by multiple individuals. He has refused to resign and his fellow liberals on the city council have refused to take any action against him. Now the people of the city have apparently had enough.

When a fifth allegation of sexual child abuse emerged the mayor finally resigned, but continued to deny the allegations. His position will be assumed by the City Council President who can choose to serve until the November election. Under Murray’s leadership Seattle has prided itself on being a sanctuary city, but unfortunately is now accused of being a sanctuary for a pedophile.

Liberals Want Global Warming Skeptics Jailed

Sep 13, 2017

As was feared and expected last night’s “Hand in Hand” telethon to raise money for the victims of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma turned political with several of the performers blaming the storms on Global Warming and criticizing those who disagree with them. This coincides with members of the left wing calling for skeptics of global warming and climate change to be declared criminals and jailed.

This is despite the fact that many prominent scientists now agree that the theory is faulty. In fact, no reputable scientists have suggested a link between the theory and the recent hurricanes. Of course, Bill Nye, the self-proclaimed “science guy” disagrees, but no one listens to him anymore.

ESPN Host Calls Trump and his Supporters White Supremists

Sep 13, 2017

For years ESPN was the premiere sports network in the country and people tuned in to be entertained by watching their favorite sporting events. Then ESPN was bought by the Disney Corporation and decided for some strange reason that it had an obligation to indoctrinate its viewers with the left wing politics of it executives. As a result, it has lost millions of subscribers and is in financial trouble.

However, instead of seeing the light it has doubled down. A few months ago it fired popular baseball star Curt Schilling for daring to make an offhand remark opposing transgender bathrooms. It seems that if you work for ESPN the only political opinions you are allowed to have is those on the left. Now one of its hosts, Jemele Hill has launched a twitter storm attacking President Trump and all of his supporters as racists and white supremacists. The network did not fire her, although it apologized and said her remarks were inappropriate.

National Debt Tops $20 Trillion

Sep 13, 2017

For the first time in our history the National Debt of the United States has exceeded $20 trillion. It has been hovering near that mark for the last several years of the Obama administration since in his eight years in office he almost doubled the debt and that was inherited by Donald Trump when he became president.

The debt had actually been reduced for the first few months of the Trump administration, but then Hurricane Harvey hit and the debt ceiling was temporarily eliminated by the President so that billions in relief could be provided to the people of Texas. Billions more will have to be spent following Hurricane Irma so the national debt is spiking.

Trump Coverage by News Networks Almost Completely Negative

Sep 13, 2017

According to the prestigious Media Research Center (MRC) the news coverage of President Donald Trump during the summer by the major networks has been almost entirely negative. The news stories about Trump that were broadcast by ABC, NBC, and CBS were negative 91% of the time.

The MRC points out that this is actually worse than the 89% negative coverage during the first three months of the presidency. Other people have also noticed that the dramatic rise in popularity Trump has experienced in the polls recently has been under reported.

Dueling Endorsements

Sep 13, 2017

Representative Mark Meadows endorsed Alabama’s Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate. Meadows had supported fellow Freedom Caucus member Mo Brooks’ bid during the primary. "I saw the millions of dollars coming in that truly painted a picture of my good friend Mo Brooks in a way that was not only not accurate, but it was downright deceitful and lies, and that made me want to play that much more on behalf of Judge Roy Moore." Meadows said that his endorsement of Moore should be seen as “pushback against the swamp.” Meadows has not spoken to Majority Leader McConnell directly, but did make his points through interviews with the media. McConnell has pledged to support all incumbent Republican senators in their re-election efforts. Meadows said, "I've stayed out of recruiting of candidates to run against sitting members of the House or the Senate. We've tried to take a more collegial approach to not try to recruit people against sitting members of Congress or sitting senators." However, the Freedom Caucus leader said Luther Strange was appointed to his Senate seat and had not won it. That fact justified supporting Judge Moore over the appointed Luther Strange. The runoff election will be September 26.

Democrats To Release Single-Payer Bill

Sep 13, 2017

Bernie Sanders will announce his proposed single-payer healthcare bill on Wednesday. Several Democrats who may run for the presidency in 2020 are rushing to support it. CoryBooker, Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, and Kirsten Gillibrand have all co-sponsord the bill. But Democrats up for re-election in red states are not rushing to embrace single-payer. Senator Sherrod Brown wants to expand Medicare and make it available for people at age 55. The senator thought that expanding the Medicare pool is more achievable than single payer. Senator Heitkamp of North Dakota is said to be “focused on making sure the Affordable Care Act works for the people of [her] state.” And Joe Manchin said, “I am skeptical that single-payer is the right solution, but I believe that the Senate should carefully consider all of the options.” Top Democrats in the House are focused on fixing and preserving Obamacare. While Republicans control both houses of Congress, it’s unlikely that single-payer or an expansion of Medicare will take place.

The Spending Deal’s Dirty Secret

Sep 13, 2017

President Trump’s spending deal with Democrats also funds Planned Parenthood through Medicaid and Title X family planning grants. During the campaign, candidate Trump told national pro-life leaders, “I am committed to … Defunding Planned Parenthood as long as they continue to perform abortions, and re-allocating their funding to community health centers that provide comprehensive health for women.” The spending deal now puts the president and Republicans squarely on the side of funding Planned Parenthood. This is the third time since becoming president that Trump has signed legislation funding Planned Parenthood. Planned Parenthood receives $60 million every year from Title X’s family planning program. The organization also receives $400 million every year from Medicaid reimbursements. Planned Parenthood is the largest abortion provider it the country. In 2016 it committed 328,348 abortions. The so called “non-profit” organization made a profit of $77.5 million in 2015-2016 fiscal year.

Possible New Spy Tool For Spy Agencies

Sep 13, 2017

Federal spy agencies may soon have another tool to spy on Americans. A one-sentence clause was tacked onto a Senate Intelligence Committee bill. It says that WiliLeaks “‘resembles a non-state hostile intelligence service’ and that the U.S. government ‘should treat it as such.’” People who saw the clause say that it “is likely targeting anyone collaborating with” Wikileaks. Spy agencies would be able to “secure the authorization needed to surveil those U.S. citizens thought to be associates with WikiLeaks,” said Robert Deitz a lawyer formerly with several intelligence agencies. The language of the clause is similar to what CIA Director Mike Pompeo used in April. He said, “It is time to call out WikiLeaks for what it really is — a non-state hostile intelligence service often abetted by state actors like Russia.” Chairman Richard Burr’s Senate office would not explain the legislation saying, “We don’t discuss committee deliberations.”

Democrats Sought Out to Support Tax Reform

Sep 13, 2017

The White House is courting the support of three Democratic senators who represent red states. Manchin, Heitcamp, and Donnelly are all up for re-election. The Democratic senators are being asked to support reforming the tax code. The senators did not sign a letter from Minority Leader Schumer which outlined the “Democrat’s priorities on tax reform.” “Manchin said after the dinner that the group had a "productive conversation" on how to reform the tax code—one of the GOP's biggest agenda priorities.” If the Trump administration can get some Democratic support, it will make it easier to “negotiate a deal” with other Democrats. West Virginia Senator Manchin said, "I look forward to working with the President, the Administration and my Senate colleagues on both sides of the aisle on tax reform and going through regular order so we can help all Americans and West Virginians prosper.”

Make Trump Great Again

Sep 13, 2017

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly has brought considerable order to White House and to its decision making process. The leaks are fewer. “Divisive figures” have been dismissed. All paperwork is reviewed before reaching the president. Meetings must have an agenda as well as a shorter list of attendees. There are no more informal chats with the president. Cabinet secretaries no longer have walk-in privileges. “Kelly has completely reorganized the process of how the Oval Office does business and how the White House does business.” However, Kelly “has had a marginal impact on the way Trump does business,” said Republican strategist Doug Heye. By many accounts the president will never change his personality, his approach to politics, nor his tweets and public remarks. While many staffers support the order that Kelly has brought to the White House, many are unsure how long it can last. Much less how long President Trump will tolerate Kelly’s restraints.

Clinton Calls Abortion a ‘Fundamental Human Right’

Sep 13, 2017

Hillary Clinton made it clear that abortion is a “fundamental human right.” The declaration came after Clinton was asked if she felt “that abortion litmus test are necessary for the Democratic Party in red states.” The issue surfaced after Senator Bernie Sanders came out in support “for a mayoral candidate in Omaha, Nebraska, Heath Mello, who identified as pro-life.” DNC chair Tom Perez disagreed with the endorsement. While Clinton did not commit to a ‘litmus test,” she came close. "I have to say that I am proud to be a Democrat, and I'm proud of all the progress that's happened in my own lifetime. And I will continue to advocate for the policies of the Democratic Party," Clinton said. "But I don't think it's either/or. You need a very strong economic message, which I think I had, but it was hard to get through. And you need to stand up for human rights, social justice, and civil rights. And a woman's right to control her body and her health care decisions is a fundamental human right." Clinton applauded her former running mate Senator Tim Kaine who willingly abandoned his personal pro-life convictions to gain the favor of the Democratic establishment.

Civil Asset Forfeiture Amendment Passes House

Sep 13, 2017

The House of Representatives passed an amendment that would defund the Department of Justice civil asset forfeiture program. The amendment has the support of Democrats and Republicans. Under the program, law enforcement “can seize property without formally convicting or even charging its owner.” The seizure is “based on the suspicion that the property has been involved in illegal activity.” Civil asset forfeiture was originally conceived as a tool against gang members so law enforcement could “seize drugs and cash without arresting their owners.” The federal government encouraged the use of the law by letting local law enforcement agencies keep 80 percent of money and assets seized. It created tremendous abuse and many innocent people have had their property stolen. Former Attorney General Eric Holder shut down the federal forfeiture program, but Attorney General Sessions re-implemented the rule in July.

Judge Suspended for Wearing MAGA Hat

Sep 13, 2017

A Canadian judge will serve a 30-day unpaid suspension for wearing a “Make America Great Again” hat in his courtroom. Judge Bernd Zabel wore the hat as a joke . . . an attempt to lighten the courtroom’s mood. The far more serious minded judicial council, tasked with meting out justice for the grave infraction, was not amused. “The choice we face is between the second-most serious sanction, suspension without pay for 30 days, perhaps combined with other less serious sanctions, and recommending removal from office,” the panel declared. Before rendering its judgment, the panel made a show of serious deliberation. It waded through piles of automated complaints as well as an almost equal number of messages in support of the judge. “Female colleagues say that he encouraged them when they were at the bar and has been entirely supportive since they joined him on the bench. Fellow judges and members of the bar insist that he is an open-minded and impartial judge who does not exhibit polarized, misogynistic, racist or homophobic views.” The judge’s “unblemished” 27 years of “exemplary service” and support for women and colleagues, likely persuaded the judicial panel to restrain member’s inclination to fire Judge Zabel. Opting instead for the more modest 30-day unpaid suspension.

Hurricanes Trigger Climate Activists

Sep 13, 2017

Hurricanes Irma and Harvey have caused a “mass-triggering” event for social justice warrior snowflakes. Climate change crusaders are calling for the imprisonment of people who do not adhere to climate change groupthink. “In the wake of Harvey, it’s time to treat science denial as gross negligence — and hold those who do the denying accountable,” read the subhead in an article by Brian Merchant. Brand Johnson of Climate Hawks Vote urged government to “put officials who reject science in jail.” Meanwhile, Colorado State University meteorologist Philip Klotzbach’s research shows that Hurricane Irma ties for the “seventh most powerful storm to hit the mainland since the 1850s. Hurricane Harvey is in a three-way tie for 17th place. Anthony Watts of the blog, Watts Up With That, said it’s going to be touch for climate alarmists to try connecting these two storms to being driven by CO2/global warming. But they’ll do it anyway.”

United Nations Imposes new Sanctions on North Korea

Sep 12, 2017

The United Nations Security Council has voted unanimously to impose new sanctions on North Korea but they are not nearly as strong as those proposed by President Trump and Nikki Haley, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations. Unfortunately, concessions had to be made to keep the Russians and Chinese on board since either country could have vetoed the resolution,

For example, a cap has been put on the amount of oil imports by the North Koreans and that falls short of the total embargo the U.S. wanted. The watered down version also does not impose the sanctions on the North Korean airlines and the military that the U.S. wanted. However, Nikki Haley says these are still the strongest sanctions imposed yet.

Florida Police Cracking Down on Looters

Sep 12, 2017

Police in cities across Florida are letting looters know that they have them in their sights and any who are caught can expect to be prosecuted to the full extent of the law. Miami police posted a picture on Facebook of looting suspects arrested and included a caption “Thinking about looting? Ask these guys how that turned out”

The Miami police have arrested numerous looters and so have the police in Fort Lauderdale. Stern warnings are coming from other police departments and sheriffs’ offices around the state and special phone numbers are being set up just for the purpose of reporting looters. However, some looters don’t seem to be the sharpest knives in the drawer, they have committed their crimes while being filmed by local TV stations.

Bin Laden’s Son Moves to Unite Terrorist Groups

Sep 12, 2017

For years Hamza bin Laden has been in hiding. He disappeared shortly after his father went on the run after the attacks of September 11, 2001. He did not join his father like his brother Kahlid who died trying to protect his father at the compound in Pakistan. Now Hamza has emerged and seems poised to be a unifying force for al Qaeda factions and other terrorist groups.

He has started doing propaganda videos calling for a revival of Jihad against the west and for the unity of jihadist groups. He is apparently being listened to and is becoming a force that will soon have to be dealt with.

Miss America Pageant Turns Political

Sep 12, 2017

For the Hollywood elites that dominate the movies and network television, every show must have a liberal political message, and the Miss America Pageant on ABC was no exception. The five finalists are always asked a question; usually the same one and the judges score them on their answers.

However, on Monday night the questions were different, but with a definite biased political bent. Essentially, the contestants were asked to respond to questions designed to criticize President Donald Trump. The questions concerned Russian collusion, climate change, comments following Charlottesville, and confederate statues. All of the contestants gave the politically correct answers the judges obviously wanted except for Miss Missouri who declared Trump innocent of the collusion charges.

U.S. Citizens have to pay the State Department for Costs of Evacuations

Sep 12, 2017

Thousands of Americans have been stranded on Caribbean islands since Hurricane Irma plowed into tourist meccas like St. Martin, St. Barts, and the Virgin Islands. Since the airports in those locations have been heavily damaged and are generally closed to commercial flights, many people are asking the U.S. Department of State for help.

However, many are finding that the help is not free. A policy adopted by the department in 1956 requires Americans to sign a promissory note promising that they will repay to the government all of the costs associate with their rescue and evacuation.

Americans Remember September 11th

Sep 12, 2017

Today, President Donald Trump led Americans in remembering the horrific events of September 11, 2001 when Islamic terrorists flew planes into the Pentagon and the Twin Towers of the World Trade Center in New York. Thousands of innocent people were killed and America embarked on the longest war in its history; that has still not ended.

President Trump and his Secretary of Defense, James Mattis made it clear to our enemies including Al Qaeda, ISIS, and the Taliban that America will not break or even bend. They also made it clear that the days of the Obama administration and its politically correct approach to the war is over. Our military is being turned loose to not just defeat the terrorists, but to destroy them.

Hurricane Irma is not Done Yet

Sep 12, 2017

During the violent path that Irma has followed in the past week, whole islands in the Caribbean have been almost totally destroyed, the states of Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina have had many homes and businesses damaged or totally destroyed. While not as powerful as it was feared to be when it hit the United States the hurricane has left millions without power and the storms wrath is not over yet.

The heavy rain and storm surge is still causing rivers to rise and flood more homes and businesses. Recovery will take a long time and cost billions.

Attorneys Investigated For Deleting Hillary’s Emails

Sep 12, 2017

Maryland’s state bar will have to investigate three attorneys who helped Hillary Clinton delete thousands of emails.

The complaint was filed by former Department of Justice Attorney Ty Clevenger. The complaint accuses David Kendall, Cheryl Mills, and Heather Samuelson of destroying evidence.

Judge Paul Harris refused to dismiss an investigation as “frivolous” and ordered the investigation to move forward.

Harris called the allegations “egregious” and ruled that the complaint “appears to have merit.”

“There are allegations of destroying evidence. I just think this is a rather easy decision at this point . . . The court is ordering bar counsel to investigate.”

The rules of the state bar require the bar to “conduct investigations no matter who raises the complaint.”

Ty Clevenger “has pursued sanctions against Mrs. Clinton and her legal team in several venues and is pressing the FBI to release details of its investigation into the former top diplomat.”

Judge Moore Picks Up Support From Gun Rights Group

Sep 12, 2017

Gun Owners of America (GOA) is calling on Alabama voters to support Judge Roy Moore for U.S. Senate.

“Judge Moore has long been an articulate — and uncompromising — champion for gun rights. And he will fight just as hard for gun owners in the U.S. Senate,” read a GOA press release.

Upcoming legislation would allow for reciprocity for carry permits. Another bill amends the National Firearms Act of 1934 and removes suppressors.

Gun Owners of America believes that with Judge Moore in the Senate, he would “help pass these bills.”

Judge Moore opposes an expansion of Brady Registration checks, opposes bans of high capacity gun magazines and so called “assault weapons.”

When asked about his support for the Second Amendment during the primary, Judge Moore “pulled a concealed carry revolver out of his wife’s purse” saying, “We carry.”

Famous For Being Politically Incorrect

Sep 12, 2017

The owner of a Dairy Queen in Wisconsin is happy to be politically incorrect. And now he’s famous for it.

Kevin Scheunemann has a sign on the door to his franchise warning customers.

“This restaurant is politically incorrect.” The message warns that employees “have been known to say Merry Christmas, Happy Easter, God Bless America.”

Other offending things employees might do is give away free ice cream sundaes to veteran on Veterans Day.

He first posted the sign after a customer took offense at Christian music being played in the store.

"I felt the sign was appropriate to hang in terms of being transparent about the views of the owner and staff supporting God and country. It just seems that those kinds of values and principles are becoming controversial in society.”

Although the sign serves as fair warning, a customer was triggered. Ashley Coleman of Oregon took a picture of the sign and posted it to her Facebook account proclaiming, “I find this extremely offensive. Please speak with the franchise owner.”

The Wisconsin community is rallying around Scheunemann. Business is picking up.

Local state senator Duey Stroebel said the sign was “creating a blizzard” of “offended snowflakes.”

Robots Coming to a Bank Near You

Sep 12, 2017

Deutsche Bank’s Chief Executive Officer John Cryan is predicting that a “big number” of the bank’s employees will one day be replaced by robots. The bank currently employs 100,000 people.

“In our banks we have people behaving like robots doing mechanical things, tomorrow we’re going to have robots behaving like people. We have to find new ways of employing people and maybe people need to find new ways of spending their time… The truthful answer is we won’t need as many people.”

Robots are being used in a variety of fields including construction, ironing, and kitchen-work.

Garry Kasparaov said that humans need “to start recognizing inevitability of machine take over are and more tasks that we used to do in the past.”

“It’s called progress. We should just take it as a fact and look into the future trying to understand how can we adjust.”

California’s Lieutenant Governor wants to fight to eep humans from being unemployed by robots. “We’re going to get rolled over unless we get ahead of this.?

Democrats Don’t Want Answers on Dossier

Sep 12, 2017

Democrats have been pushing back Republican efforts to get answers about the salacious Trump dossier.

The dossier was used by the FBI “to form the basis of its investigation into whether the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government.”

Now that the Russian collusion narrative has failed, Democrats don’t want answers about the dossier according to Trey Gowdy of the House Intelligence Committee.

“I don’t know why anyone . . . would not be curious whether or not the world’s premier law enforcement agency relied upon a dossier in connection with an investigation without vetting it.”

The FBI and DOJ have avoided requests for information about the dossier. Gowdy is pushing to know how law enforcement agencies corroborated and vetted the document.

Bi-Partisan Effort to Raise Salary Cap on Secret Service

Sep 12, 2017

Republicans and Democrats introduced legislation to raise the salary cap on Secret Service agents.

Under current law, the agency is “no longer able to pay agents because more than 1,000 of them have already reached the limits for salary and overtime allowances this year.”

The proposed law would increase salary and overtime pay to $187,000 a year from $161,900 per year. It would apply to fiscal 2017 and to fiscal 2018.

The legislation also requires that the agency give a report about recruitment and retention efforts.

During the campaign, an estimated 1,000 agents maxed out their pay and Congress had to pass legislation to ensure agents were paid for their overtime hours.

The Secret Service has been stretched because of the large number of people in the president’s family as well as the multiple properties that the president owns.

Republican Swamp Upset They Might be Primaried

Sep 12, 2017

Former presidential advisor Steve Bannon is planning to primary Republican incumbents who have not been supportive of the Trump agenda.

Republican senators responded saying that Bannon should focus on defeating Democrats instead of replacing Republicans.

“I wish they would focus on Democrats instead of Republicans," said Sen. John Cornyn.

Senator John Thun said that primary challengers would make it harder for the GOP to keep its Senate majority status.

Senator Cornyn said that the president and his allies would be “well advised to focus on growing our number of Republicans in the Senate rather than diminishing it. The president’s going to need as many friendly faces around here as he can get in order to get things done.”

However, there are 52 so called “friendly faces” in the Senate right now, but they have been unable or unwilling to deliver on the Trump agenda much less “get things done.”

More of the same friendly faces might just keep the Trump agenda stalled.

Mitt Romney Considering Run For Senate

Sep 12, 2017

Former Massachusetts Governor and failed presidential candidate Mitt Romney is thinking about running for U.S. Senate if Senator Orin Hatch decides not to run for an eighth term.

A spokesman for the Senator said that Hatch would not decide about retiring until October at the earliest and could take until December to make a decision.

When asked in February about running for Senate Romney said, “I don’t have any predictions on what I might do. I’m not going to open a door and I’m not going to close a door. All doors are open.”

During the presidential campaign, Romney called candidate Trump “a phony, a fraud” and discouraged voters from voting for him.

More recently, Romney criticized Trump’s remarks on Charlottesville, saying the president did not go far enough in condemning white supremacists.

As a Senator, Mitt Romney would not be counted as a supporter of the Trump agenda.

UN Sanctions North Korea

Sep 12, 2017

The United Nations Security Council members voted to impose more sanctions on North Korea after the country exploded its sixth nuclear weapon September 3rd.

The new sanctions will impose a ban on North Korea’s textile exports and impose a cap on crude oil imports.

This is the ninth time since 2006 that sanctions have been imposed on North Korea.

In 2016, North Korea exported $752 million worth of textiles. 80 percent of the textiles went to China.

The latest sanctions limit North Korea to importing two million barrels of refined petroleum products a year. And caps North Korea’s import of crude oil at current levels or four million barrels a year.

To get the support of Russia and China, the U.S. watered down its resolution.

National Debt Exceeds $20 Trillion

Sep 12, 2017

The U.S. national debt exceeded a record $20 billion on Monday.

The national debt is the cumulation of all yearly deficits and surpluses that the government has run up.

Due to accounting tricks and extreme measures, the Treasury actually lowered the national debt by $100 billion since the beginning of the Trump administration.

After last Thursday’s agreement to suspend the debt ceiling, the U.S. Treasury issued $317 billion in additional debt. Some of the money will go towards the victims of the hurricanes.

The Office of Management and Budge estimates that the deficit for 2017 will be $100 billion higher than originally thought. The deficit is projected to be $702 billion for 2017.

Left wing Groups Continue to Collect Money for “Disaster Relief”

Sep 11, 2017

The leftists in this country continue to exhibit that they have no shame when it comes to exploiting natural disasters to collect money for their political agenda. Linda Sarsour, the Muslim Sharia law advocate who was one of the organizers of the Women’s March has become a hero to the American left. She has been pushing for so called disaster relief in the Houston that will not go to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, but to various left wing groups to organize politically. Other groups are raising money to provide abortions, support transgenders, or minorities only. In other words, if you are a white disaster victim you need not apply for relief from the latter groups.

NFL Ratings Tank on Opening Night

Sep 11, 2017

Last year after mediocre quarterback, Colin Kaepernick, decided to make a bizarre political statement by refusing to stand for the national anthem, the NFL and its commissioner Roger Goodell did nothing. However, many fans were outraged and the ratings for NFL games started falling. This year during the preseason more overpaid, spoiled players, joined in disrespecting the anthem, the flag, our military, and our veterans.

Once again the NFL did nothing so the fans reacted. The season opening game between the Chiefs and the Patriots had 12% less viewers than last season’s opener. If this continues it will not be long before advertisers take notice and start cutting back on their advertising for the games.

Judicial Nominee Attacked by Democrats for Being too “Christian”

Sep 11, 2017

If a conservative member of the United States senate were to have questioned a nominee for the judiciary about his or her Muslim religion for example, that senator would be immediately attacked by the left for being Islamophobic. However, the same standard is not applied to Amy Barrett, a highly qualified nominee for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals. She is a professor of law at Notre Dame University and a practicing Catholic faith. However, she made it clear in her writings that a judge should not make judicial decisions based on their religious belief.

However, that was not sufficient for Democrat senators Dianne Feinstein, Dick Durbin, or Mazi Horono. They viciously attacked her for her Christian beliefs and implied that being too Catholic disqualified her from being allowed to serve on the court. All of them ignored the direct prohibition in the Constitution that prohibits applying a religious test to anyone seeking public office.

U.S. Intelligence Officials find Treasure Trove of Information on ISIS

Sep 11, 2017

Over the course of the last several months ISIS has suffered severe military setbacks in both Iraq and Syria with the loss of territory, and the capture of its strongholds. Among the items captured in ISIS headquarters are laptop computers and cell phones that contain a treasure trove of information.

This information includes lists of previously unknown ISIS operatives around the world, and potentially information on targets for terrorist attacks. Much more information may be found, but it will take a while because the sheer volume of available information threatens to overwhelm coalition intelligence operatives, at least in the short run.

Tourist Industry in the Caribbean Takes a Gigantic Hit

Sep 11, 2017

Tourism experts around the world are making dire predictions for the tourist industry and the cruise industry in the Caribbean Sea and possibly in Florida. The height of the season is during the upcoming winter months when millions of people from all over the world come into the area and spend billions of dollars.

This will certainly not be the case for at the least the upcoming season since on islands like St. Martin, St. Bartholomew, Barbuda, and the Virgin Islands. Hotels, resorts, and airports have been heavily damaged or completely destroyed. The areas where the cruise ships berth are also damaged and most of the businesses on the islands which cater to the tourists are closed.

Florida Cities Order Curfews

Sep 11, 2017

As Hurricane Irma continues to pound Florida from coast to coast, cities from Key West to Miami and Tampa are putting their communities on lockdown. There are several valid reasons for imposing these curfews. In these situations, there are always the human vultures that come out to steal from people that have already lot too much.

Also considered are the continuing weather dangers to people who think the worst is over and go out sightseeing or even to try and check on friends and relatives. With the winds dying down in many locations some individuals may leave sheltered areas and wander into places where the flooding from storm surges is just beginning.

As the World Watches Irma, Texas and Louisiana Still Suffering

Sep 11, 2017

As media coverage is rightly focusing on Hurricane Irma and the damage it is doing to Florida it is important for people to remember that thousands of residents of coastal Texas and Louisiana are still suffering from the effects of Hurricane Harvey. Some areas are still flooded and thousands of people are still homeless.

Many people who have homes that are still standing are dealing with the aftermath of the flooding including the destruction of much of their personal property such as furniture and clothing, and in many cases the loss of vehicles and even businesses.

Clinton Doubles Down on “Deplorables”

Sep 11, 2017

Since losing the 2016 presidential election Hillary Clinton has continuously enlarged her blame list that include many people and groups. She has blamed former FBI director James Comey, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and the Russians. In other words she blames everyone but herself. Now, in a television interview she has doubled down on her on her “deplorables” comment that she made during her campaign. She refused to back away from that comment, and now says that she continues to believe that most of the people who voted for Trump did so because they were racists and considered Trump to be a white supremacist.

Too White

Sep 11, 2017

The British Red Cross is too white according to Britain’s Red Cross chief, Mike Adamson. Writing for a blog, Adamson said, “There is no escaping the fact that with shining exceptions, such as our refugee services, we are nowhere near as diverse as we need to be in our volunteer base, our staffing or our leadership.” Adamson is working to change the makeup of the organization so that the Red Cross will be “relevant to the world of today and tomorrow.” Adamson also bemoaned the very name of the organization he serves. “British” and “cross” are a “challenge” for him. He worried that the Red Cross might be confused for a “Christian establishment organization.” One commenter wrote of Adamson’s self-loathing, “Call in the Red Crescent, if that is of the correct ethnicity. What’s truly pathetic is the self-hate and desperate apologies for not being ‘relevant’ enough.”

Amazon to Build Second HQ

Sep 11, 2017

Amazon is looking for a “‘metropolitan area’ with ‘more than one million people,’ a ‘stable and business-friendly environment,’ and an ‘urban or suburban’ location ‘with the potential to attract and retain strong technical talent.’” The competition amongst cities will undoubtedly pit them against one another looking for ways to offer tax breaks, low taxes, and offer taxpayer funded infrastructure improvements if Amazon decides to accept their deal. So far Denver, Washington, DC, Philadelphia, Toronto, Chicago, Dallas, Baltimore, and Pittsburg are jumping into the bidding war. Seattle city councilmember and socialist, Kshama Sawant, said that what Amazon is doing it holding a region of the country “hostage” for tax breaks. She called on employees to “unionize and …take these behemoths into democratic public ownership.”

European Union Proposes Taxes on U.S. Tech Companies

Sep 11, 2017

The European Union is trying to force American tech companies to pay a European equalization tax of 26.22 percent. Companies such as Facebook, Google, and Apple could pay billions. Large international tech companies structure their corporate affairs in countries that have low corporate tax rates so as to reduce their tax liability. In 2011, “Apple’s Irish subsidiary . . . paid just $10 million in taxes on $22 billion in pre-tax earnings.” In July, Eurocrats created rules that force large multinational corporations to publish “country-by-country public reports of income and tax payments information to prevent the companies form arranging their affairs to declare most profits in foreign tax havens.” The German Green Party said, “Public country-by-country reporting will make it much harder for multinational corporations to shop around for the west possible tax rate, and help bring illegal activity to light.”

Muslims Drive Out Emergency Responders

Sep 11, 2017

Firefighters in a Swedish town let a building burn to the ground after they were violently attacked by Muslim migrants. The incident began after two parked cars were burned. While firefighters were responding, another fire was started in a nearby building. While trying to put out the fire in the building, migrants attacked the firefighters and police with glass bottles. They were forced to retreat and let the building burn. Attacks on emergency personnel in Sweden have become more common especially in neighborhoods heavily populated by Muslims. Some ambulance unions have asked that paramedics be given bullet proof vests. In 2015, police were attacked in “no go zones” and told by local migrants, “you are not in charge here.”

Germany Is A Magnet for Migrants

Sep 11, 2017

Germany is viewed as a magnet for migrants because of the country’s “generous welfare benefits.” Germany’s Interior Minister said that “‘procedures and reception conditions are generous’ and ‘the benefits for refugees are quite high.’” Also driving to the inflow of migrants was Germany’s announcement that 800,000 migrants had arrived in the country. The Interior Minister said that was a “‘signal’ to prospective migrants and traffickers that Germany was willing to take in that many.” The German Interior Minister condemned Hungary’s refusal to accept immigrants. He said that it was unacceptable “that an EU Member State does not comply with a judgment of the European Court of Justice.” He called on the European Union to have greater procedural uniformity. Asylum seekers in Germany can use the country’s legal system to put off deportation. That appeal system is not as extensive in other EU countries. The Interior Minister said that the long-term solution is to “coordinate, control and limit the influx of refugees.”