Saturday, September 3, 2016

op ed review 9/4



THIS WEEK’S NEWS
August 31, 2016 may mark the turning point in Donald Trump’s march to the White House. Hugh Hewitt:  “He provided clarity from the beginning of the day to the end…..It was his very best day of his presidential campaign.”   Byron York:  Trump came out of the meeting (with the Mexican President) looking very much like a potential President of the United States.”
Trump gave a speech in Washington State to an audience exceeding the capacity of the venue. 15,000+ filled the XFinity arena in Everett Washington.  Here’s the transcript:
Trump camp mulls using seized cartel assets to pay for border wall.  Would be “win-win” for both US and Mexico.
Gallup Poll: Trump Currently Holds 32% of National Hispanic Vote.
Rasmussen:  Hillary Clinton’s post-convention lead has disappeared, putting her behind Trump for the first time nationally since mid-July.

A high school in South Carolina banned students from displaying the American Flag at a recent football game because “a lot of students….are Hispanic….the American flag could have been used to taunt those students.”
But wait! “Principal Lou Lavely reversed his ban on Old Glory just a few hours after we posted a column about the controversial decision.”

A group of parishes in the UK are preparing what could be the first step towards a formal split in the Church of England over issues such as homosexuality, with the creation of a new “shadow synod” vowing to uphold traditional teaching.

Obama announces that he is capping military pay raises at 1.6% next year, well below private sector increases.  This marks the seventh year Obama has undercut military pay raises, all of which have been under 2%.

White House says 49ers QB Kaepernick ‘entitled’ to sit during national anthem.
Kaepernick's Practice Socks: Pig With A Cop's Hat
Donald Trump says San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kapernick should ´find a country that works better for him´ if he wants to sit out the ´Star Spangled Banner´ before football games.
Kaepernick has also been blasted for wearing a T-shirt that features Cuban dictator Fidel Castro.

Speaking from Bangladesh Tuesday morning, Secretary of State John Kerry suggested members of the media stop covering (Islamic) terrorism so people won´t "know what´s going on."

President Obama’s former physician said that he believes Hillary Clinton should have a neurological examination due to her history of brain injury.

A hacked memo allegedly from Nancy Pelosi’s computer warns democrats against saying ‘All Lives Matter’ near Black Lives Matter activists

The Republican Party attracted more voters to the polls than Democrats during Florida’s primary. With 99 percent of precincts called, Republicans attracted more than 1,429,000 voters to the polls for GOP candidates running for an open Senate seat, while Democrats attracted about  1,127,000 voters to choose the party’s nominee for the Senate run.
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COLUMN OF THE WEEK
Roger Simon  8/28
No matter how extreme the future revelations of Julian Assange and others turn out to be, the truth about the Clinton Foundation is already clear. Whatever its original intentions, this supposed charity became a medium to leverage Hillary Clinton's position as secretary of State for personal enrichment and global control by the Clintons and their allies.  We also now know—as the Wall Street Journal's Kimberley Strassel made clear in her recent oped—why Hillary decided to hide all her emails on her "infamous server."

To my knowledge, nothing like this has ever been done in the history of the United States government. It calls to mind, if anything, the United Nations' scandalous Oil-for-Food program in which millions were siphoned off from a plan to feed Iraq's children during the war. It could even be worse, because of the national security implications. The Clinton Foundation and the State Department were commingled to such an extent we may never know the truth, certainly not before the election since that same State Department has refused to release Hillary's official schedule before then.

This means, quite simply, that the United States of America has abandoned the rule of law. Maybe we did a while ago. In any case, we are now a banana republic—a rich and powerful one, at least temporarily, but still a banana republic.

The election of Hillary Clinton—our own Evita—will make the situation yet more grave. Consider something so basic as how you raise your children in a country where the president is most probably an indictable criminal and most certainly a serial liar of almost inexhaustible proportions. What do you tell them? What do their teachers tell them? A far cry from George Washington, isn't it? What does this say about our basic morality and how does that affect all aspects of our culture? The fish, as they say, rots from the top.

Equally importantly, what does our government do as further actionable information emerges as it inevitably will? The Department of Justice, as we have seen, is already corrupt, unable to indict those in power, indeed colluding with them aboard airplanes. The same personnel will undoubtedly be in place. Can we rely on congressional oversight for justice and/or a potential impeachment? What if the Democrats control the Senate?

In the far less serious Watergate era, Republicans like Howard Baker stood up against Nixon. Democrats, however, cling to power the way they accuse Republicans of clinging to their guns and religion and will no doubt avert their eyes, pretending, with their friends in the media, that nothing out of the norm is happening. But plenty is and will. Look to Sweden for the future of America. And with expanded entitlements and immigration, Syrian and otherwise, don't look for a Republican revival in 2020. Those days will be long over.

"A republic, if you can keep it," Benjamin Franklin reportedly said when emerging from the Constitutional Convention of 1787.  Yes, it may be apocryphal, but so are many important statements that are true in concept. 2016 is about to mark the year we lost that republic. It could well be an historical date like 1066, 1215 and 1776. Think about that one.

Which leads us to Donald Trump (as usual).  He is, like it or not, the last man standing to prevent this. He and all of us. And that includes you, NeverTrumpers. There is nothing, repeat NOTHING that Trump has ever done that comes remotely within the proverbial spitting distance of the malfeasances of the Clinton Foundation. The big difference between Trump and Clinton is this: What distresses us about Donald is what he says. What distresses us about Hillary is what she does. Anyone with an IQ in the also proverbial triple digits knows which is worse. It's time for the NeverTrumpers to abandon what's left of their crusade for the sake of the country.

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FROM OTHER COLUMNS
"I have a rule or two about the topic of race. ... The first rule is that in a dialogue about politics, current events, horticulture, haute cuisine, you name it, the first person to introduce the question of race is probably a racist. If that person belabors the point, he is definitely a racist intent on exploiting the issue for personal gain. Finally, if he is obsessive on the matter, his racism has become pathological. ... By this standard, Hillary Clinton is definitely, at least by contemporary standards, a racist."
               -R. Emmett Tyrell

"One might think that an athlete like Kaepernick, not long ago fined for calling an opposing player the N-word, would be a tad reluctant to blast America for its alleged racism and oppression. But this is about America's racism, not his own. The recent Will Smith movie 'Concussion' argues that football causes brain damage. As for Kaepernick, it might well be a case of early onset."
                 -Larry Elder

"I guess the Mexican President didn't want to pay the $250,000 speaking fee to talk with Hillary?"
                 -Amy Mek

"The CEO of Wendy's says the election is hurting the chain's burger sales — people are spending less because they are worried about the future. Let's be honest here, if you're eating a Wendy's Baconator, you're probably not too concerned about the future."
                 -Jimmy Fallon
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GLOBALONEY
Pope Francis says global warming is a sin, but man can atone by recycling and car pooling.

Professors tell students to drop out of his class if they dispute 'climate change'...
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LEFTIST WATCH
An internal proposed strategy from George Soros’s organization calls for international regulation of “what information is taken off the Internet and what may remain.”

“Soros is a brilliant mastermind, the closest thing to a real life Bond villain in human history. He thinks strategically, targeting sources of leverage, and he wants to bring about structural change.   Soros has directed his wealth into an under-the-radar 2016 campaign to advance one of the progressive movement’s core goals — reshaping the American justice system. The billionaire financier has channeled more than $3 million into seven local district attorney campaigns in six states.

Clemson University administrator stops man from praying on campus: “This isn’t a free speech area.”
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ARTICLES
The Day I Went Head-To-Head With Donald Trump

Compare and Contrast: Trump -vs- Clinton Rallies in Ohio Today – Super Weird Joe Biden…

Women voters need to think about this; both Hillary and her closest aide Huma Abedin are married to men who aggressively seek out anonymous women. Both of their husbands are sexual predators.

A new study by one of America´s leading demographers and economists argues that in fact we are in the midst of a full-blown unemployment crisis — one that remains, in his words, "hidden." http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/caution-men-not-at-work/

The principal electoral strategy of Donald Trump has been the bet that non-voters in recent elections will turn out, with some of them registering to vote for the first time. This is jokingly known as the “Monster Vote,” both because of its size and because the elites look down their noses at many of this demographic cohort. Existing models of the electorate used by most polls do not account for these hypothetical voters, which is the comfort Trump supporters offer one another in the face of unceasing negative news and media attacks.

Only a Trump economy could fund the lacking defenses In order to rebuild the U.S. military the next president is going to have to do the following things with the economy. The next administration must design a growth plan that will allow the U.S. economy to expand at a 3 percent to 6 percent rate per year. Only Donald Trump’s plan has the opportunity to do this.

You haven’t been told the truth. You have been subjected to relentless sophistry and lies. We have been told over and over again that gays, lesbians, and transgenders are “born that way.” Science, in fact, makes no such claim. Never has. In fact, social science, biological science, and every branch of medical science and psychology contradict this claim.

“I’m a young black man and I support Donald Trump”
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INTERESTING WEBPAGES
Amid Voter ID Battles, Here Are 7 Things the Government Requires IDs For
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WISE WORDS
"People often say that, in a democracy, decisions are made by a majority of the people. Of course, that is not true. Decisions are made by a majority of those who make themselves heard and who vote — a very different thing."
               -Walter H. Judd (1898-1994)

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