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.

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.