Saturday, March 26, 2016

op ed review 3/27

Bombs exploded at the Brussels airport, killing at least 31 people and wounding dozens.  ISIS claimed responsibility.  Two U.S. senators had just passed through the main terminal. About an hour later, another bomb exploded on a rush-hour subway train near the European Union headquarters.
“Allah Akbar” the jihadists screamed to their demon god before they blew up in Brussels.
Obama Spends 51 Seconds of Cuba Speech to Address Brussels bombing...Then heads to baseball game...
Flashback to November:   Coming soon: More immigrants from Muslim nations — 680,000….
The deadly terrorist attacks in Brussels last week and in Paris last November are dress rehearsals for a coming “big” attack inside the United States, a leading Islamic State-allied militant claimed in an exclusive interview.

A top Homeland Security official told Border Patrol agents the Obama administration has “no intention of deporting” many of the illegal immigrants caught trying to sneak into the country, ordering instead that they be released so they “don’t clog up the courts.”
Mexico is mounting an unprecedented effort to turn its permanent residents in the U.S. into citizens, a status that would enable them to vote -- presumably against Donald Trump.

Feds keeping interest rates low to help Hillary?

During his visit to Cuba, President Obama posed for photographers in front of an image of notorious Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara.
President Obama told an audience of Argentinian youth that there was no great difference between communism and capitalism and that they should just “choose from what works”.
“Two Air Force Ones for Obama to go hiking”   Defiant president flies to the mountains on a second jet to end his baseball, dancing and dominoes Latin American tour - despite the Brussels bombs.

A majority of Republican and Republican-leaning voters believe the party should unite behind Donald Trump at a contested convention, according to a national Monmouth University poll released Wednesday.
Ben Carson endorses Donald Trump.
Carly Fiorina endorses Ted Cruz
The Republican establishment is doubling down on its anti-Trump rhetoric with longtime senator Lindsey Graham declaring Sunday that it would be better for the GOP to lose the general election that lose its "heart and soul" by siding with Trump.
Goldberg:  Nominating Donald Trump will wreck the Republican Party as we know it.”
Glenn Beck Bashes Christians for Voting Trump: “Evangelicals Have Not Been Listening to Their God”

At an event in Spokane, Bill Clinton laments “Awful Legacy of the Last 8 Years”, but then claims he wasn’t talking about Obama

“Documents Reveal US Army Indoctrinated Soldiers on Dangers of ‘White Privilege’”
Marines will soon be forced to attend “unconscious bias” training.

More “fundamental transformation” of America:  One in three people haven’t saved a dime for retirement. 

Sheriffs rip Obama silence on murdered police, say he backs 'those that kill us'

Investor’s Business Daily  3/23

In one of his last acts in Havana, President Obama threw out a false equivalency between the American Revolution and Cuba’s 1959 communist takeover. What are we to make of a U.S. president who embraces such hoary Marxist equivalencies?

In his Tuesday address to the Cuban people, Obama declared that the communist takeover that led to the Castros’ 57-year dictatorship was a “liberation movement,” same as America’s 1776 revolution. Obama’s well-known for his false equivalencies, but this one stands out for its idiocy. “Here’s my message to the Cuban government and the Cuban people,” Obama said.”The ideals that are the starting point for every revolution, America’s revolution, Cuba’s revolution, the liberation movements around the world, these ideals find their truest expression, I believe, in democracy.”

It must have drawn a stifled horse-laugh from Cuban military dictator Raul Castro.

Because the fact is, the American Revolution — whose courageous patriots pledged “to each other our Lives, our Fortunes, and our Sacred Honor” — wasn’t anything like the Castroites’ 1959 communist takeover. The latter was a gang of thugs’ brutal destruction of a weak democracy with the sneaky aim of installing a totalitarian tyranny. The American patriots of 1776 were all about a free press, a fiery and open interplay of ideas, and the bravely signed names of 56 men of liberty standing up for what they believed in.

The bearded Castroite revolutionaries were a different beast altogether. They claimed to favor democracy as part of their Orwellian Newspeak, making use of willing media toadies such as New York Times correspondent Herbert Matthews to fool U.S. policymakers. But for those on the ground, the Castroite takeover was nothing but a brutal leftist oligarchy intent on installing a communist agenda and turning Cuba into a Soviet satellite. From the very beginning, the Castroites and their so-called revolution had absolutely no democratic ideals. None.

Raul himself was a leading communist party member from the very start, and his brother Fidel ripped the false mask of democracy off to reveal his true communist face once he entrenched himself as the Maximo Lider and couldn’t be thrown out. The Castroites, including the dictator who stood at Obama’s elbow as he spoke, shot their way to power and have since turned Cuba into a totalitarian hellhole.

To compare the U.S. to Cuba is odious. Did George Washington shoot dissidents by firing squad in summary executions to assure his supremacy of power? Did Washington imprison thousands, including teenagers, executing many into open-pit mass graves as now-vaunted “revolutionary” Che Guevara did, leering like a psychopath? Such were the accounts of survivors interviewed by writer Humberto Fontova and described in his 2005 book, “Fidel: Hollywood’s Favorite Tyrant.”

Did Jefferson load up the dungeons with political prisoners? Did Washington expropriate private property of political opponents, right down to their wedding rings? Did John Jay end freedom to travel? Did Madison sic turba mobs to throw eggs and excrement against dissidents in their homes? Did Adams drive millions from their homes to uncertain fates on leaky boats? Did Treasury Secretary Alexander Hamilton default on billions of dollars of debt of hated creditors, as Castro did? Exactly the opposite. That’s the real record of the Castro “revolution.”

And for that reason, there is so much wrong with what Obama said in attempting to equivocate the two revolutions. To put the two events in the same sentence is an insult to the U.S. and all the freedom and prosperity its revolution achieved, against the horrific failure of Castro’s communism.


NOAA Radiosonde Data Shows No Warming For 58 Years. 

The leaders of Democracy Spring, a Soros funded coalition of far-left groups plotting a mass civil disobedience movement to begin next month, say they have 2,912 protesters who pledged specifically to risk arrest in Wash DC.

Behind the anti-Trump Disruptors, the Fine Hands of Alinsky and Obama

Republicans should do everything possible to keep Bernie Sanders in the race. He is doing what no one else can do--by pushing Hillary Clinton further to the left, Sanders could render her unelectable.

Executions in Saudi Arabia reach ‘frightening’ rate as 70th prisoner in 2016 is killed

It is a fact that Arab/Islamic culture highly values honor and pride and has little tolerance for those who dishonor Islam and Islamic "family values." Because honor is so vital in Islamic culture, a whole section in Islamic law is dedicated to forgiving and not prosecuting certain murders when they are linked to honor, such as the killing of adulterers and apostates. Sharia has harsh punishment for those who dishonor Islam or deviate from its values and commandments……The true reason there are no "moderate" Muslim armies killing ISIS terrorists.

Is France doomed?  A new study found that 25% of French teenagers are Muslim.  One in 5 support ISIS.

Muslim police in France refuse to protect synagogues as growing support for Jihad is affecting law enforcement, according to a Gatestone Institute report.

Iran test-launched two ballistic missiles Wednesday emblazoned with the phrase "Israel must be wiped out" in Hebrew.

Here’s where The 2016 Candidates Stand On Legal Immigration
According To Democrats, It’s ‘Un- American’ To Enforce Immigration Laws

With the mainstream media focused on Donald Trump´s political antics, they have mostly ignored the question of whether Hillary Clinton is ethically fit to be president. Not only is Clinton a documented liar, but she could make history as the first major party candidate to face a federal criminal prosecution.

Schlafely:  As Republicans prepare to cast their first presidential ballots in Iowa and New Hampshire, the field remains dominated by “outsider” candidates Donald Trump and Ted Cruz, while Establishment favorites Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, John Kasich and Marco Rubio have been unable to advance to the finals. Will the Republican kingmakers and consultants who picked every nominee since Reagan (Bush, Dole, Bush, McCain and Romney) step aside to let the grassroots, also known as the “base,” work its will this year? After months of waiting for Trump to self-destruct, the Washington-based Republican Establishment has finally found a way to take back control.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

op ed review 3/6

Donald Trump and Ted Cruz got a split decision from Republican voters in four states Saturday that didn’t dramatically change the nomination race but did expose unrest among party conservatives who want an alternative to the celebrity real estate mogul as their presidential nominee.

Earlier in the week, Trump had a good Super Tuesday.
Trump continues to demonstrate a wide base of support, riding record turnouts to seven victories out of the 11 states where Republicans cast Super Tuesday ballots.

Confidential polling data shows Hillary Clinton could lose the presidential election in heavily Democratic New York to Trump as the GOP front-runner’s support grows to the point of being “surprisingly strong,”

"Donald Trump is a phony, a fraud,” says Mitt Romney.  “His promises are as worthless as a degree from Trump University. He´s playing the American public for suckers: He gets a free ride to the White House and all we get is a lousy hat.”
But four years ago Romney praised Trump:- "Donald Trump has shown an extraordinary ability to understand how our economy works and to create jobs….”
Senator McCain joined Romney in criticizing front-runner Donald Trump, particularly on foreign policy.
??? In order to defeat Donald Trump, The Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol admits he is prepared to hand Hillary Clinton the Oval Office.

“Fears of Trump as Fascist Echo Similar Warnings Against Ronald Reagan”

Media mogul Rupert Murdoch argued that Republicans would be "mad" not to rally around Trump should the businessman become the GOP presidential nominee.
Pat Buchanan: 'Never Trump' strategy could bring about GOP's suicide

Donald Trump on Thursday named Sen. Jeff Sessions, as chairman of his national security advisory committee. Trump´s campaign said Sessions, a vocal advocate of tougher enforcement of the nation´s immigration laws, would counsel Trump on foreign policy and homeland security.
Sean Hannity railed against Marco Rubio for his intensifying attacks on Donald Trump. “To me, it seems like the establishment is putting all this in his head. He’s regurgitating it and being somebody that he’s not.” Hannity said Rubio’s onslaught is “turning into a suicide mission.”
Larry Kudlow: Trump Tax Plan Will Bring ‘Tremendous Movement of Capital and Labor Back to the United States’

Former Democratic presidential candidate Jim Webb won’t be voting for Hillary Clinton, but he hasn’t ruled out casting his ballot for Donald Trump.

Is this legal?  Hillary Clinton paid Planned Parenthood thousands of dollars using campaign funds as reimbursements for “staff time” for volunteering and get out the vote efforts,
Hillary has even paid herself $250,000 from campaign funds

At the end of Fiscal Year 2015, the federal government’s liabilities exceeded its assets by more than $18 trillion, according to a GAO audit
A Chinese owned company is now the largest theater operator in America.
Candidates speak only in Somali at one Minnesota Democratic Caucus
So dangerous is Seattle’s biggest homeless camp, called the Jungle — three ragged miles stitched along the underbelly of Interstate 5 — that if a fire broke out there today, firefighters would not be allowed in without an armed police escort.

Top border chief (Gil Kerlikowske)  to agents who object to Obama amnesty: ‘Look for another job.’

Public School Students Taught To 'Pledge Allegiance To An International Flag'

For all that the liberal media and politicians rake CEOs over the coals for being paid too much, it turns out there is a group of people getting paid even more. Turns out, the average college president is making $377,261 per year, more than twice the annual haul for the average CEO, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland and

Mexican Finance Minister says a wall between the US and Mexico is “an idea based on ignorance and has no foundation in the reality of North American integration."

8 of 11 Remaining Obamacare Co-Ops on the Brink of collapse.

Only 75 people came out to hear Chelsea Clinton condemn the Republicans for being racist, homophobic, and sexist.

Pat Buchanan:  “Is a new GOP being born?”  3/1

As long ago as the early 1990s, populist conservatives were imploring George H. W. Bush to secure our Mexican border, as tens of thousands poured across in the San Diego-Tijuana corridor. Gov. Pete Wilson turned near-certain defeat into a stunning comeback victory in 1994 by promising to send the National Guard.

Why did the establishment not respond then to the electorate? Why, instead of trashing Wilson for imperiling future party prospects with Hispanics, did the establishment not do what the people had demanded and move decisively to secure our southern border?

What is conservative about uncontrolled borders?

Why, as trade deficits with China and the world rose from the tens of billions to hundreds of billions, did the establishment not wake up and see the shuttering factories, the lost jobs and the ghost towns arising across America – and react? Could they not see that, as we celebrated globalization, Beijing and Tokyo were practicing ruthless mercantilism and protectionism?

At the end of the Cold War in 1991, many Americans urged that, with the Soviet Empire dissolved and Soviet Union disintegrating, it was time to bring our troops home and let the rich fat nations that had been freeloading for half a century provide the soldiers and pay the cost of their own security.

Instead, the establishment opted for empire, for expanding old alliances, dumping over regimes, crusading for democracy, sending our soldiers out to remake Third World countries in the image of Iowa and Vermont. Who now thinks all these wars were worth the cost?

Whether Trump wins or loses the nomination, the immigration, trade and foreign policies pursued by the elites since the end of the Cold War are dead letters. The nation has declared them to be so in the primaries.

Who is campaigning, in either party today, for open borders, or passing The Trans-Pacific Partnership, or sending troops back to Iraq or into Syria?

The Bernie Sanders insurgency appears to have been turned back by the vested interests of his party. But like the George McGovern insurgency in ’72, which also relied heavily upon the enthusiasm of the young, Sanders’ socialism may be the ideological future of his party.

The same may be said of the Trump insurgency. Whatever happens at Cleveland, the returns from the primaries look like the passing of the old order, the death rattle of an establishment fighting for its life, and being laughed at and mocked as it goes down. As in 1964 and 1980, a new Republican Party is taking shape.

Defections are to be expected, and not altogether unwelcome.


A sure sign of global warmism in decline: Yale closing down its ‘Climate and Energy Institute’

Osama bin Laden was a global warming alarmist.  He wrote a letter calling on the American people to help President Obama fight “catastrophic” climate change and “save humanity.”

Liberal billionaire George Soros was at the White House late last year to meet with President Obama’s controversial top adviser on ISIS, according to the White House visitor log.

A British National Health Service (NHS) hospital trust has developed official hijabs which they call “multi-faith dignity gowns” to protect the “modesty” of patients, after local Muslims apparently complained about standard hospital gowns.

Who supports trump and why

Limbaugh on Trump: Much bigger upside than downside... Limbaugh also said he believes that the divide between the Republican establishment and conservatives is “longer, broader, wider than I have ever seen it." 

“If Trump wins the nomination -- which is more likely than not -- the Republican Party will stumble. If Trump wins the presidency, he will have enormous say in what the party looks like from top to bottom. The party will still have enough power to facilitate Senate, House, state and local races nationwide. But it will be an appendage of Trump. If Trump endorses a Herman Cain for Senate over a sitting representative who has worked his way through the system for two decades, what's the party going to do? The paths worn down over a century, paved with contributions from donors and with routes driven by endorsers, will be handed over to Trump. That's the party's fear. And it's a valid one.”

On Thursday the media told Trump former Grand Wizard David Duke had endorsed him. Trump disavowed the endorsement. On Friday at a press conference the media told Trump former Grand Wizard David Duke had endorsed him. Trump disavowed the endorsement.  On Sunday the media told Donald Trump former Grand Wizard David Duke had endorsed him. Trump told the media to send him the list and he would look it over. Then the media and GOP establishment really lost it. Mitt Romney slammed the GOP front-runner for coddling repugnant bigotry.