Saturday, June 25, 2016

op ed review 6/26

The British have voted 52 to 48% to leave the European Union.
France, Italy, Netherlands Now Want their own Referendums...

“Britain's decision to leave the EU is Hillary Clinton's worst nightmare”
Five reasons Brexit could signal Trump winning the White House

White Americans no longer account for the majority in hundreds of counties across the U.S., a trend transforming America’s social and political landscape as Latinos, Asians and blacks outpace white population growth, according to census figures out Thursday.
Minority babies outnumber whites among US infants
Obama invites 18.7 million immigrants to become citizens without taking Oath of Allegiance, and Pledge to Defend America.
Muslim voter registration up 300,000 since 2012
About 100 House Democrats sent out a letter to Obama urging him to give education benefits to young children who were brought to the United States illegally as children, according to reports from the Hill.
The Supreme Court deadlocked Thursday on President Obama's immigration plan that sought to shield millions living in the U.S. illegally from deportation, effectively killing the plan for the rest of his presidency.

Paranoid Hillary drove demoralized Secret Service to drink, drugs and hookers, says officer who protected Clinton White House
Nearly Half of Sanders Supporters Won't Support Clinton

Trump hammers Hillary “Most corrupt ever to seek the Presidency…..We Switched From Policy Of Americanism To Policy Of Globalism'...'For amount Hillary would spend on refugees, we could rebuild every inner city in America'...She Takes Millions From Anti-Gay, Anti-Woman Regimes, Wants Sharia Migrants...”

Senate Falls 1 Vote Short of Giving FBI Access to Browser Histories Without Court Order
Privacy advocates brace for another vote, say it's time to flood Senate offices with phone calls.

“Obama is gutting Medicare…….Who’s really pushing Granny off the cliff? Obama himself, with Hillary’s helping hand.”

ISIS has collected information on 77 U.S. and NATO air force facilities around the world and is calling on supporters to attack them, according to South Korea's intelligence agency.

Americans trust Donald Trump to keep America safe more than former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, despite repeated assertions from Democrats that she is one of the most qualified candidates for president in history.

Churches in California are officially subject to an onerous state regulation that requires them to pay for abortions, thanks to a ruling by the Obama administration.

New physical standards established so women can compete for combat postitions in the Marine Corps have weeded out many of the female hopefuls. In the last five months, 6 out of 7 female recruits — and 40 out of about 1,500 male recruits — failed to pass the new regimen of pull-ups, ammunition-can lifts, a 3-mile run and combat maneuvers required to move on in training for combat jobs, according to the data.

China now has the world’s fastest supercomputer, using entirely Chinese made chips.  “There is no U.S.-made system that even comes close to the performance of China's new system”

There’s panic in the skyscrapers. A popular revolution against globalism is underway, and Britain has struck the first blow.

To the dismay of political, financial, and media elites, the country has chosen to put identity and sovereignty above a plus-one-or-minus-one change in GDP, and vote to leave the hated European Union. As with the USSR, the attempt to superimpose a manufactured civic identity over proud nation-states with rich and complex histories has run against the grain of human nature. The elites, so wrapped up in statecraft and economics, never paused to consider basic human psychology.

It’s not just Britain, you see. The revolution against globalism is, well, global. Britain may be leading the charge, but insurgents and rebels from D.C to Berlin are also hard at work tormenting their elitist overlords. Fired up by Britain’s example, eurosceptics across the continent are now demanding their own referendums. It’s a Berlin Wall moment…..

Here at Breitbart, we always knew it would be OK. After all, Britain has a well-documented history of standing defiantly against tyrannical continental empires. We defeated the Spanish Armada, Napoleon, the Kaiser and Hitler. We were a bulwark against the USSR during the Cold War. Compared to all that, the low-energy efforts of crusty octogenarian globalists like George Soros were a walk into the park.

……Needless to say, leftists are quite mad. They’re now calling for old people to be stopped from voting, simply because they wanted to protect the youngsters from having to dress in hijabs. Twitter hasn’t been this upset since that gorilla got shot. …..Britain made a clear statement today– she wants to be free, she wants to improve. In short she wants to be great again.

But what does this mean for globalism, the ideology beloved of cultural elites, banks, the media, academics, and Silicon Valley, that is currently under siege from Trump in the U.S, Brexiters in the U.K, and populists on the continent?

Firstly, it’s a total rebuke to the normal tactics used by media and cultural elites to crush popular uprisings. They must really be panicking. How could so many people not do what the media and their political leaders told them to do?  Could it be that branding voters you don’t like racist, bigoted, or “low-information” simply doesn’t work anymore?..

Trump, of course, is the American version of Brexit. Little wonder that he both predicted a leave vote and, unlike Obama, praised it when it actually happened.

……the bigger reason why what became known as “Project Fear” failed was much more obvious, and exposes a fatal flaw in the globalist ideology: ordinary people sometimes think about more than whether the economy goes up or down. They think about their nation and their culture, and what remaining in a supranational entity with increasingly open borders might mean for that. They think about political sovereignty, independence, and national pride. Elites sneer at these concerns as the foolish, provincial preoccupations of “low-information voters,” yet they are deeply embedded in human nature, particularly in the search for belonging. Against these primal instincts, the cold world of the Davos-men and the Strasbourg-men, with their identical suits and their obsession with GDP, simply can’t compete…..

So it’s little wonder that these people just don’t understand why the plebs back home are so attached to their national identities, and will fight so hard to defend them. They’re constantly frustrated that their voters won’t get with the program, put down their flags, and become faceless, rootless members of a global society. We predict they will continue to be frustrated.

The blindness of globalists to difference has been disastrous to western culture. The refusal of elites to acknowledge, for instance, that the Muslim world is dominated by one of the most hate-filled, bigoted ideologies in human history is a major reason for their current predicament, and certainly a motivating force behind Brexit.

…..But even if Islamic countries had peaceful cultures, the British people would still rebel at having to accept millions of people from foreign cultures hostile to assimilation. Because that would still be a challenge to their distinctiveness — the connection between national identity, national sovereignty, and a culture built up over thousands of years.

For millions of increasingly angry, and freshly politically motivated people, that’s more important than the strength of the pound. And that’s why the globalists will lose.


Bill Clinton's former lover Dolly Kyle claims the Clinton couple regularly used racial epithets in her new book, “Hillary: The Other Woman”

Hillary Clinton once threw a Bible at the back of a Secret Service agent’s head, part of a pattern of unhinged rage that the now-presumptive Democratic nominee exhibited, as exposed for the first time in former Secret Service agent Gary Byrne’s grueling insider account of Hillary Rodham Clinton.

A Swiss billionaire and seven-figure Clinton Foundation donor is pouring millions of dollars into a nonprofit voter registration and turnout operation and appears to have shared information about the project with the Democratic Party, a leaked document reveals.

A group of Muslim women who claim in a lawsuit they were kicked out of a California restaurant for wearing headscarfs have been accused of “civilizational jihad” by a lawyer for the restaurant, which has launched a countersuit.

An official media affiliate of the Islamic State released a new video this weekend praising the Orlando attack, calling for similar attacks in multiple languages and portraying a suicide bomber striking Times Square.

“What an awesome tribute to the British people. Day after day, month after month, voters were bombarded with hysterical threats and terrifying scares — everything the Government machine, the mainstream party leaders and the global political and financial elites could throw at them. They endured insults and abuse. Those who believed Britain could prosper as an independent nation, both in Europe and the world beyond, were attacked as ´Little Englanders´. Those who were concerned about the effects of uncontrolled immigration on jobs, wages, housing, public services and the welfare of their children were smeared as ´racists´.”

Really stupid EU laws that the British can now get rid of:  prohibiting crooked cucumbers, curved bananas, and excessively powerful vacuum cleaners.

What a gift to the Republican Party. No sooner had Britons made their historic vote for independence than Donald Trump — already in Scotland — declared that they have “taken their country back” and called it a “great thing.” The next move ought to be for Trump to set a meeting with House Speaker Paul Ryan to talk about moving Britain to the front of the queue. They need to make sure Britons know that America will not be punishing them for their vote.

“Every government degenerates when trusted to the rulers of the people alone. The people themselves, therefore, are its only safe depositories.”
          -Thomas Jefferson

Saturday, June 18, 2016

op ed review 6/19

The shooter who killed 50 and wounded 53 at a gay nightclub in Orlando was a registered Democrat who has voted in at least 3 recent general elections, according to Why bother noting this? Because if he had been a Christian Republican, you can bet everything you own that the media would be trumpeting it from the rooftops. And if he had owned any Trump paraphenalia, it would be the biggest story in the world.
At age 14, he said he could shoot an AK-47 and mimicked an airplane flying into the World Trade Center. At 26, he bragged to courthouse co-workers of terrorist ties. Weeks ago, at 29, Mateen sought to buy heavy-duty body armor and bulk ammunition. Many of his violent outbursts aped or celebrated Islamic terrorism and he repeatedly claimed connections to known terrorists, including the Boston Marathon bombers. He cheered the 9/11 attacks on the day they happened and once threatened to shoot partygoers at a barbecue when pork, which is forbidden to Muslims, touched his hamburger.

CIA warns:  ISIS using immigration to infiltrate US.
Obama imported 1 million Muslims during his presidency.
CIA Chief: Obama’s ISIS Strategy Has Done Nothing To Reduce Terrorist Threat
America has suffered a terror attack every year under Obama
Police in a U.S. town bordering Mexico have apprehended an undocumented, Middle Eastern woman in possession of the region’s gas pipeline plans

In January, Obama’s Homeland Security Director said that 'right wing extremists' pose as much of a threat to the county as Islamic extremists.
A report by the Homeland Security Advisory Council released days before the Islamic terror attack in Orlando, Florida, stressed the importance of combating extremism by avoiding terms that might offend Muslims.

Just days after the massacre, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson declared that gun control is now a critical element of protecting the U.S. homeland and keeping Americans safe.
Orlando nightclub terrorist worked for major DHS contractor that secures “90 percent of U.S. nuclear facilities.”

Trump:  “(Obama) was more angry at me than he was at the shooter!'”

?? House Speaker Paul Ryan drove another wedge between himself and Donald Trump with a stinging rebuke of Trump’s proposed pause on non-citizen Muslim immigration – saying ´Muslims are our partners´ in the war on terror.

The Clinton Foundation has taken almost $100M from countries with the worst LGBT records in the world.

Hillary Clinton’s Muslim connections date back to the 1990s

Trump blasts US Muslim communities for concealing ´bad apples´

“Look, We Shrunk the Presidency”  Larry Thornberry  6/15

No, no, no, you tiny little person. We don’t want you to just use the term radical Islam. We want you to close with radical Islam and destroy it. That’s the only way to make Americans safe. We have the military resources to do this. It would cost a lot to do it. It will cost more, in blood and gold, not to. And if you’d bother to read your job description, your Smallness, you would see that protecting America and Americans from threats, wherever they come from, is your first responsibility. A responsibility you are abdicating.

Though the competition for the distinction is stiff, I’d have to say that this afternoon’s pathetic exercise in excuse making and whining, when resolve and action are called for, is the most dishonest speech Barack Obama has made in all his years at 1600. And the most cringe-inducing.

Obama trotted out all the non sequiturs and intentional misdirections that he and his party have used for years for refusing to defend America from the most serious threat we’ve faced since World War II and the Cold War. Not the least being the transparent straw-man that we can’t resist radical Islam too vigorously or everyone will think we are fighting a war against all of Islam. How stupid does he think Americans — Muslim and otherwise — are?

Show of hands — how many reading this have ever heard anyone suggest all Muslims are America’s problem? I hang around with some folks so far right of center that if they took a half step further to the right they would fall off the Earth. I’ve never heard any these folks say we should engage in a war against all of Islam. Or that all Muslims are our enemies. Not one. And I’m sure the congenial Muslim who runs the dry cleaning shop on the corner is nimble enough to know the difference between himself and Omar Mateen, and to know that he is not the target of our justifiable wrath.

But we do need to engage in the war radical Islam has been fighting against us for years. A war that we can’t win on defense alone. No matter how many of these nutters we ferret out and stop — and we have stopped many of them — more will get through. More Americans will die. We need to locate, close with, and kill all the snakes where they’re doing business. Nothing less will do. Obama told us one more time this afternoon that he’s not going to do this.

Obama’s delusion that his administration has presided over a peaceful world trumps everything with him, including American lives. No pun intended in that last sentence, but it’s clear enough which presidential candidate this butt-headed refusal to defend America vigorously helps.


"Muslims who call the Islamic State un-Islamic are typically, as the Princeton scholar Bernard Haykel, the leading expert on the group's theology, told me, 'embarrassed and politically correct, with a cotton-candy view of their own religion' that neglects 'what their religion has historically and legally required.' Many denials of the Islamic State's religious nature, he said, are rooted in an 'interfaith-Christian-nonsense tradition……..The reality is that the Islamic state is Islamic. Very Islamic."

Steyn:  “A Muslim of Afghan heritage guns down 49 gays in a nightclub, and the ACLU tells us it´s the fault of the Christian right. We are being told up is down, the sky is the earth, black is white...”

Spain’s once mighty socialists succumb to populist rage….”With few exceptions  the European centre-left finds itself in the midst of a long and painful retreat.”

ROLLING STONE magazine:  “Why It's Time to Repeal the Second Amendment….[It] needs to be repealed because it is outdated, a threat to liberty and a suicide pact,"

Dem Congressmen: “First Amendment Doesn’t Protect Global Warming Skeptics”

?? Former President Bill Clinton said Tuesday that more people would have died at the terrorist attack at a nightclub in Orlando over the weekend if club-goers had been armed and shot back at the lone gunman.

An Islamist imam who preached that it was merciful to murder homosexuals came to Orlando in April of this year. After the attack, the shooter’s father posted a video message noting that his son should have refrained because "God himself will punish those involved in homosexuality."

A Turklish Muslim Youth Association called for an “intervention” this week against the upcoming gay rights parade in Istanbul. The youth group said either the authorities call off the parade or they will “perform their duties” against the gays.

ISIS Praises Orlando shooter as 'Lion of Caliphate,' Urges Attacks at Theaters, Hospitals, Amusement Parks...

51% of U.S. Muslims want Sharia; 60% of young Muslims more loyal to Islam than to U.S.

Norwegian Islamic leader:  “….contrary to media claims that it is only “radicals” and “extremists” who support barbaric punishments for those who violate sharia, regular Muslims support such things, including the “death penalty for homosexuals” and “stoning for adultery.”

London’s Muslim mayor bans sexy women in advertisements.

“You would think by now—post Orlando and San Bernardino—that Barack Obama´s refusal to name "radical Islam" or even "Islamism" as the enemy has reached the level of a cognitive disorder. But it is not that. It remains quite deliberate. But I don´t believe for a minute his (and Hillary Clinton´s) professed explanation—that naming our adversaries would only inflame them. How much more inflamed could they get? This weekend´s horrific event in Orlando is only the tip of a global iceberg.”

Transcript: Donald Trump´s national security speech 6/13   “We have a dysfunctional immigration system which does not permit us to know who we let into our country, and it does not permit us to protect our citizens.”

"[A]rms….discourage and keep the invader and the plunderer in awe, and preserve order in the world as well as property. ​The balance of power is the scale of peace​. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; ​but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside​."
                          -Thomas Paine (1775)