Sunday, June 14, 2015

op ed review 6/14



THIS WEEK’S NEWS
President Obama on ISIS Fight:´We Don´t Yet Have a Complete Strategy´
Two days after publicly admitting he did not yet have a complete strategy to repel the advancing army estimated at 30,000 terrorists, the president dispatched another 450 U.S. advisers to train Iraqi troops to do the fighting.  Here´s what that means in reality: There are now about 950 more American trainers in Iraq than there are trainees in Iraq.

The Obama administration is on the verge of possibly doubling the salary levels that would require employers to pay overtime in the most ambitious government intervention on wages in a decade. And it doesn’t need Congress’s permission.

In the past few weeks, the numbers of unaccompanied minors and incomplete family units illegally crossing the border has begun soaring again, according to the organization  that represents nearly 17,000 U.S. Border Patrol agents. “

GOP presidential candidate Carly Fiorina jumped to fourth place, according to Fox News’ 2016 Power Index.

A new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds that a record 54% of Americans oppose Obamacare–the highest disapproval rating ever in the Post-ABC poll–and a six point increase in unpopularity since last year.

The Clinton administration had bankrupted the intelligence community and refused to let the CIA prioritize anti-terrorism over other major priorities in the late 1990s, leaving the agency stretched too thin in the days ahead of the 2001 terrorist attacks, former Director George J. Tenet said in a 2005 document declassified Friday.

Foreign Governments Pay Former Senate Leaders to Sell Obamatrade deal.
Discovered inside the huge tranche of secretive Obamatrade documents released by Wikileaks are key details on how it would massively expand President Obama’s executive authority when it comes to immigration matters.

According to the U.S. Census, Hispanics made up 5 percent of Hazleton’s population in 2000. By 2010, that number increased to 37 percent. 

Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio said Democrats are mostly interested in immigration reform because the newly legalized residents will eventually obtain voting rights and will vote for Democrats.

More school districts report chaos after ‘white privilege’ theory influences discipline rules

A little-known private foundation controlled by Bill and Hillary Clinton donated $100,000 to the New York Times’ charitable fund in 2008, the same year the newspaper’s editorial page endorsed Clinton in the Democratic presidential primary.
New York Times’ Top Shareholder Is a Clinton Foundation Donor

The Department of Labor (DOL) issued instructions for how private businesses should address a transgender individual who wants to use a different bathroom, arguing that allowing transwomen to use the ladies bathroom is a matter of “health and safety.”

A federal appeals court  upheld a strict anti-abortion law in Texas that will close all but seven abortion providers in the state.

Not your father’s army:  Army General introduces his husband at Pentagon Gay Pride event

Mexican drug traffickers shoot down a U.S. Customs and Border Protection Helicopter on the Texas border, the agency says it will now send two UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters to continue surveillance operations in the area.  Not clear whether they will be allowed return fire.
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COLUMN OF THE WEEK
Ben Shapiro  5/27
This week, iconoclastic master Ann Coulter released her new book, "Adios, America!" The book has already been labeled racist by the mainstream left, which fears her argument, and will undoubtedly be marginalized by the mainstream right, which doesn't want to hear it. Coulter's thesis is simple: Since Senator Teddy Kennedy, D-Mass., rammed through the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1965, America's immigration system has transformed from a device for enriching the nation for both native-born and immigrants into a scheme for importing anti-American voters.

What made America America, Coulter argues, was a particular blend of Protestant religion and European civilization that led to the rise of the greatest nation in human history. What will unmake America, she continues, is a deliberate attempt to poison that blend with a flood of immigrants with wildly different values.

Coulter points out that the real number of immigrants currently residing in America illegally far surpasses the 11 million consistently put forth by politicians and media. That 11 million springs from census data, which is notoriously unreliable, given that immigrants here illegally typically don't spend time answering government surveys. The real number, she argues, is far closer to 30 million. And those 30 million immigrants in America illegally drive down wages, shred social safety nets, drive up the crime rate and congeal the American melting pot into a melange of inferior cultural values competing for local dominance.

"The foreign poor are prime Democratic constituents because they're easily demagogued into tribal voting," Coulter points out. "Race loyalty trumps the melting pot. ... The American electorate isn't moving left -- it's shrinking. Democrats figured out they'd never win with Americans, so they implemented an evil, genius plan to change this country by restocking it with voters more favorably disposed to left-wing policies than Americans ever would be."

And the Democrats have achieved their goals. America is more polarized than at any point since the civil rights era, and not by chance. Americans have been told that they have a responsibility to anyone who wants to enter the country, even as they are lectured that it would be gauche for them to ask just who wants to come in. "At what point will Americans remind their government that it has a responsibility to us, not to every sad person in the world?" Coulter laments.

The answer, if the left has its way: never. Bearing nostrums like "diversity is our strength" and "through no fault of their own," Democrats will browbeat Americans into accepting the demise of American values. The shock isn't that millions of foreigners want to get into the United States -- that's always been true. The shock isn't even that Democrats want to open the floodgates to unchecked, unscreened immigration -- that's been true for decades, given that the modern American left despises founding philosophy and the capitalist system more generally. The shock is that so many conservatives have capitulated, granted the left's premise in the hopes that America's new immigrants will resemble her old immigrants, even though the America that welcomes them has changed dramatically.

Coulter's argument -- that the media and our politicians conspire to keep information from us about the effects of mass immigration from non-Western countries, and that such immigration will destroy the fabric of the country -- is virtually unassailable. The only question left: Who will stand up to the tidal wave of political correctness to pursue a reasonable and sane immigration policy, rather than the insane combination of ignorance and bullying that currently dictates who gets to live in and help redefine the greatest country in the history of mankind?


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FROM OTHER COLUMNS
“Politicians who fight against school choice behave the way teachers do. Fifty-two percent of the members of the Congressional Black Caucus who have school-age children have them enrolled in private schools. Thirty-seven percent of members of the House of Representatives and 45 percent of senators who have school-age children have them enrolled in private schools. The education establishment says more money is needed, but more money does not produce higher quality. New York City spent $20,331 per student in fiscal 2013. Washington, D.C., spent $17,953, and Baltimore allocated $15,050. Despite being among the nation’s highest-spending school districts, their education quality is among the lowest. Parents, given vouchers and choice, could do a far superior job in the education of their children — and at a cheaper cost.”
    -Walter Williams

“Over the weekend, Hillary Clinton supported raising the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour. She said every American should be able to afford to attend one of her speeches.”
     -Conan O'Brien
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GLOBALONEY
New York City underwater? Gas over $9 a gallon? A carton of milk costs almost $13? Welcome to June 12, 2015. Or at least that was the wildly-inaccurate version of 2015 predicted by ABC News exactly seven years ago. Appearing on Good Morning America in 2008, Bob Woodruff hyped Earth 2100, a special that pushed apocalyptic predictions of the then-futuristic 2015.
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LEFTIST WATCH
EAG News reports on Center School in Greenfield, Massachusetts, a progressive day school from Pre-K through 8th graders with a “social justice mission.” “Increasingly concerned” at the suicide rate among “gender non-conforming kids,” the school is now offering a scholarship for “gender creative children.”

Former Obama Press Secretary Hired By McDonalds To Build “Modern, Progressive Burger Company”

Ah, the Left. They want us to believe that when it comes to celebrating Bruce Jenner’s tragic descent into the mouth of madness, gender is a no-longer-needed societal construct. That is, of course, right before they tell us to vote Hillary for president just because she’s a woman.
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ISLAM
The Islamic State (Isis) militants in Syria have reportedly executed three pigeons that it had arrested on charges of spying. The UK-based Express reported that the pigeons belonged to an anti-Isis group. The 5 June report noted that the executions were carried out recently. The development has come at a time, when Isis has issued a dictate, banning pigeon breeding claiming the sight of the birds´ genitals as they fly overhead is sinful according to Islam.

Suicide bomber attacks Egypt's Luxor temple tourist site.  The attack was the first to target world-famous attractions in Luxor since November 1997, when Islamic militants opened fire on tourists at the city's 3,400-year-old Hatshepsut Temple on the west bank of the Nile, killing 58.
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ARTICLES
Important article:  “In this one Hannity interview — set off by an innocuous imaginary scenario delivered by Graham to liberal TV anchor Chuck Todd at NBC — Lindsey Graham has now clarified exactly what is one of the central issues of the GOP presidential primary season.  Are GOP candidates running to be leaders in the mold of Reagan and Thatcher? Or are they really about being moderate, Lindsey Graham or Jeb Bush-style “consensus builders” whose policies on any given issue of the day effectively wind up moving the country left by signing on to the “socialist ratchet”? Acting not as conservatives but as “socialist ratcheteers.”

Dirty Jobs Star Delivers Devastating Rebuke about America’s Work Ethic

Ron Radosh:  Why Hillary May Not Win the Presidency

Why the New York Times is obsessed with smearing Marco Rubio

Alicia Colon is a big Rick Perry fan.  She tells why he wears the funny glasses.
“Gov. Perry discovered his affinity for motorcycles later in life, in 2005. A friend of his had a 1997 Harley and tossed him the keys……..I went out on that Fat Boy Harley and had an awakening. It wasn’t just the bike, it was the whole experience: my phone didn’t ring, nobody bothered me. When we returned from that ride, I gently persuaded my buddy lease me that bike. I replaced the pipes, painted it, loved that bike. I’ve been riding since…”

The Fantasy that ObamaCare "Is Working"
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NOTEWORTHY WEBSITES
Bilderberg list of attendees.

Carly Out With Hillary Attack Ad
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WISE WORDS
“The mobs of the great cities add just so much to the support of pure government as sores do to the strength of the human body. It is the manners and spirit of a people, which preserve a republic in vigor. A degeneracy in these is a canker which soon eats to the heart of its laws and constitution.”
                 -Thomas Jefferson

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