Saturday, February 4, 2017

op ed review 2/5



THIS WEEK’S NEWS  (Apologies for the news overload—so much happening..)
A federal judge in Seattle Friday struck down President Trump’s executive order that temporarily barred all refugees and travelers from seven Muslim-majority nations from entering the United The ruling by Judge Robart, a George W. Bush appointee, nixed Trump’s order and ruled that travel restrictions across the country should be lifted immediately.
 “If you read the (Robart) ruling, as I have, you can see that this is clearly unconstitutional on its face, and constitutes a judicial coup against President Trump and the executive branch…..a single federal district judge asserting his authority over the entire executive branch. His arguments for doing so are unconstitutional, as is his manner of issuing the order. We are living in a time when judicial ayatollahs are usurping the power of our elected officials, and it is very much like a judicial coup.”
Judge Robart, Bush appointee and liberal hero.
President Trump’s sensible order called for a 90 day temporary suspension of entry by nationals from seven Muslim-majority countries: Syria, Iraq, Iran, Sudan, Libya, Somalia, and Yemen, until heightened vetting procedures can be developed.
These seven countries were declared by the Obama Administration to be the world’s hotbeds of jihad terror.
“The Islamic State has planned to infect refugee flows to the West with mass killers, and it has had some violent successes. The CIA said last year that the terrorist group’s official strategy is to hide its operatives among refugees entering Europe and the United States via human flows out of the Middle East and North Africa.”
List of Republicans who oppose and support Trump refugee order.  Thank you, Reps McMorris-Rodgers and Reichert!
Media hypocrisy: President Obama Banned all Iraqi Refugees for 6 Months in 2011 – Liberals Said Nothing!
President Obama Refused 91 Cuban Refugees – Sent Them Back to Castro’s Hell-Hole 2 Days Before Inauguration – silence from the Liberal Media.

Trump fires acting attorney general for refusing to defend travel ban.
Trump’s PATCO Moment: Emanating Reagan, the President Takes Control of Federal Government to ‘Protect the Country and Its Citizens’

Draining the swamp:  The White House warned State Department officials that they should leave their jobs if they did not agree with President Trump’s agenda.
Trump causes Homeland Security officials in charge of “immigration services” to (literally) break down in tears.   Hey, did you know that a major function of the Department of Homeland Security is to provide immigration services in foreign countries?”
President Trump hits it out of the park with the  announcement of federal Judge Neil Gorsuch as his choice for the Supreme Court.
Judge Napolitano:  "I'm ecstatic over this…..[Gorsuch] is the most worthy jurist in the country to fill the shoes of Antonin Scalia."
New York Times admits Judge Gorsuch is an echo of Scalia in philosophy and style:    “Ours is the job of interpreting the Constitution.  And that document isn’t some inkblot on which litigants may project their hopes and dreams.”
Democrats have already decided they will force a filibuster on Judge Gorsuch.
Here it comes:  Nancy Pelosi insists Gorsuch is dangerous to your air, water, food, and medicine. Oh, and he’s not for the children. (No accusations of racism yet.)
New York Times calls him the nominee for the “stolen seat”.

The Trump administration is considering a plan to weed out would-be immigrants who are likely to require public assistance, as well as to deport — when possible — immigrants already living in the U.S. who depend on taxpayer help, according to a draft executive order.
In one of his first acts as president, Donald Trump effectively halted nearly $200 billion worth of regulations, according to a new analysis.

Trump expands power of immigration officers... Agents Cheer...morale lifted from all-time low.
Priebus: We Won´t Apologize For Keeping America Safe
A majority of voters agree with President Trump, according to Rassmussen
http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2017/jan/30/voters-back-idea-trumps-travel-halt/
“99 per cent of Daily Express readers who took part in our telephone poll yesterday backed “extreme vetting” for migrants to Britain.”

Lefties think Patriots star Tom Brady’s friendship and support for President Trump is more “un-American” than 49’s quarterback Colin Kaepernick disrespecting America’s national anthem and donning T-shirts glorifying Fidel Castro.

Mexico Vows $50M Legal Fund to Fight U.S. Deportations
If people had doubts about the Mexican government being influenced and controlled by drug cartels, well, they can put that doubt away. Mexico’s former foreign minister, Jorge Castaneda, threatens to unleash drug cartels upon the U.S. border. (I thought they already did that.)

Media insiders are buzzing that Andy Lack wants NBC to become “the next Fox News” after he poached cable stars Greta Van Susteren and Megyn Kelly from the network. “It seems the network wants to take a more conservative tone,” a source said.

The state of California is studying ways to suspend financial transfers to Washington after the Trump administration threatened to withhold federal money from sanctuary cities.
Calif. To Consider Enacting “Statewide Sanctuary” for illegal immigrants.
How far will the mayor of a sanctuary city like New York go to shield illegal aliens from deportation who break the law?  New York Mayor DeBlasio: Drunk driving by illegal alien
could be ´a very minor offense´ and shouldn’t result in deportation.
Sanctuary cities receive over $27 billion each year from the federal government, giving President Donald Trump significant leverage over cities such as New York and San Francisco to enforce immigration law
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COLUMN OF THE WEEK
“Trumps no huddle offense”   Washington Times 1/31
The opening whistle has hardly faded to an echo, and President Trump has spread his receivers and hitting his targets. Good to his word, he is executing a White House game plan with a no-huddle offense. It’s driven his adversaries to angry frustration. He’s winning, and they’re not.
He’s determined to keep America safe, and no apology. His generals won swift Senate confirmation to lead the departments of Defense and Homeland Security. The president signed an executive order temporarily restricting immigration from terrorist preserves, including Iraq, Iran, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Somalia and Sudan, a list of bad places drawn up earlier by Barack Obama and his administration.

Predictably, the temporary ban on travelers from those nations set off protests at airports in New York, Los Angeles, Seattle and elsewhere. Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, New York Democrat, rushed to the microphones to display manufactured tears and to declare, “This executive order was mean-spirited and un-American.” The drama outside the airport terminals outweighed the effects of the temporary bans inside, where 109 of the 325,000 foreign arriving travelers suffered brief inconvenience.

The gamers of radical change, angered by Trump energy and determination, are trying to amp up rage. While legions of demonstrators take to the streets, lawyers hurry to the courtroom to counter the president’s initiatives. A lawsuit filed on a Saturday morning attempted to block the immigration order, and lawyers speculate that the demonstrations are largely the handiwork of organizations funded by radical billionaire George Soros, who seems eager to burn through his considerable booty to torch the Trump agenda.

Above street level, Mr. Trump is at work getting acquainted with his peers. The new president’s conversations with British Prime Minister Theresa May, restoring the “special relationship” to its previous place of honor in the nation’s diplomacy, inevitably evoked the rapport between Ronald Reagan and Margaret Thatcher of a generation ago. He retrieved a bust of Winston Churchill, the British leader during World War II, from a closet where Barack Obama had exiled it. The restoration to a place of honor in the Oval Office underscores the importance of “the special relationship.”

The president’s conversation with Russian President Vladimir Putin seemed in answer to media and academic suspicion that Moscow tried to throw the November election to Mr. Trump. They talked of goals they might achieve mutually, such as defeating the Islamic State and radical Islamic terrorism, Russia’s conflict with Ukraine and the pact in the West that preserves Iran’s nuclear program. He spoke to Germany’s Angela Merkel, President Francois Hollande of France and Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan. Not a bad day’s work.

Americans are familiar with the Donald’s needling of his adversaries, having watched him dispatch his Republican challengers, one by one, and then Hillary Clinton. His buckling down as the workman who gets things done, as he said he would, is a novelty and perhaps a precedent for Washington.

The new president now takes on the challenge that has sapped the resolve of presidents since Ronald Reagan, cutting down the regulatory leviathan. His “one in, two out” order demands that agencies trying to impose new regulations on Americans must first terminate two existing rules. The net financial burden, he said, should be zero. The benefit for small businesses will be “the biggest such act that our country has ever seen,” Mr. Trump says.

This is fundamental transformation. While his liberal opponents sob and simmer, Mr. Trump makes good on his promises. The pace of the game may be dizzying and even disorienting, but it’s necessary and long overdue to eliminate the gridlock that paralyzes the governing class.

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OTHER COLUMNS
“Trump is governing almost exactly how he said he would during a campaign that he won. No one should be surprised.”
         -Chris Cillizza, Washington Post

“Contrary to popular belief, Ellis Island was set up not as a welcome center. It was a screening place. We sent back to Europe the ill, the crazy, the criminal, and the anarchistic. The poem on the Statue of Liberty is very nice, but it is neither the law or the policy. Americans want people who wish to assimilate and be Americans, not strangers from another culture who want to reshape our nation in their image.”
         -Don Surber

“For all the hysteria over the bluntness of the mercurial Trump, his agenda marks a return to what used to be seen as fairly normal, as the U.S. goes from hard left back to the populist center……..securing national borders seems pretty orthodox. In an age of anti-Western terrorism, placing temporary holds on would-be immigrants from war-torn zones until they can be vetted is hardly radical. Expecting "sanctuary cities" to follow federal laws rather than embrace the nullification strategies of the secessionist Old Confederacy is a return to the laws of the Constitution……Trump seems a revolutionary, but that is only because he is loudly undoing (Obama’s)  revolution.”
          -Victor Davis Hanson

“Everything said about President Trump’s “Muslim ban” is a lie — including that it’s a Muslim ban. The New York Times wore out its thesaurus denouncing the order: “cruelty … injury … suffering … bigoted, cowardly, self-defeating … breathtaking … inflammatory … callousness and indifference” — and that’s from a single editorial!
          -Ann Coulter

“The biggest reason the press and the rest of his opposition cannot bring President Trump down is that they see him as a politician, and not who he truly is: a workaholic billionaire. As such, Trump is constantly in motion and moving too fast for the Democratic Party -- including the press corps -- to keep up.”
            -Don Surber
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TRUMP STRATEGY
Important article.  Is Trump using Alinski’s Rules for Radicals against the Left?   “Alinsky in the White House Still”
“The author, Mr. Reddy's legal and gun rights thriller, By Force of Patriots, available at Amazon, is a prescient story of Americans rising up against a leftist federal government.”

 “Left under-analyzed by the breathless reports of angry millennials and large protest marches is a sense of displacement – not a word you see every day, but nevertheless the appropriate adjective to explain such unrelenting angst. Websters defines "displace" as "to move from its usual place." The usual place herein is the recently concluded Obama era, a wonderfully progressive time wherein an unapologetically progressive president did all kinds of progressive things to change our cultural and economic values – to "transform" us into the western European style welfare state Mr. Obama and his acolytes envisioned eight years ago. And so America moved in the desired direction – which was scheduled to be followed by eight additional years of the same from the newly minted progressive Hillary Clinton. Sixteen years of this "usual place" would have indeed changed America forever. But a bolt of lightning out of nowhere in the form of Donald J. Trump ended the experiment in the blink of an eye. Suddenly, the progressives' new age agenda was out – replaced by something very different. The new president is serious about change, progressive anguish notwithstanding. His inaugural address included the following promise: "We are transferring power from Washington, D.C. and giving it back to you, the people." It would be difficult to imagine a more pleasing comment for conservatives; it would be equally difficult to imagine a more disquieting message for the left.”
            -Former Maryland Gov Robert Ehrlich
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GLOBALONEY
U.N. Official Admits Global Warming Agenda Is Really About Destroying Capitalism

Trump’s Climate Plans Make Media’s Heads Explode

Trump's snub for the Green Prince: US President 'will avoid Charles on state visit to the UK because he wants to escape a lecture on climate change' 
The Senate passed a resolution repealing regulations on the coal industry that were issued by the Obama administration in its eleventh hour.
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LEFTIST WATCH
A former Obama administration official, outlined four ways to “get rid” of President Trump, including declaring him mentally unfit for command or carrying out a military coup.
Actress Sarah Silverman calls for military coup against President Trump
Hollywood declares war on Trump:
Left leaning magazine in Ireland shows President Trump´s head with a sniper target locked on it. The cover reads "WHY NOT."

Sen. Kaine: Dems Must Fight, Fight, Fight -- in Congress, Courts, Streets, Online, at Ballot Box

One Dem Senator calls for ‘No Screening’ of immigrants but more gun control.

Those ´Spontaneous´ Anti-Trump Airport Protests Weren´t Spontaneous at All: The hand of Soros.
The left-wing group that helped organize the violent shut down of the Milo Yiannopoulos event at the University of California, Berkeley on Wednesday is backed by a progressive charity that is in turn funded by George Soros, the city of Tucson, a major labor union and several large companies.
Soros’s hedge fund was one of the biggest losers of 2016, as the billionaire’s misplaced investments turned into a $1 billion loss for his clients,

Not understanding the concept of “enabling”, Seattle creates safe sites for addicts to inject illegal drugs.  Liberals cheer this as “progress”.

The British Medical Association has said pregnant women should not be called "expectant mothers" as it could offend transgender people.

The American Civil Liberties Union received more than $24 million in donations over the weekend after the ACLU sued over President Trump’s immigration ban.

Democrat Party in Free Fall – Morphing into Anti-White Racist Hate Group
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ISLAM
Thousands Of Muslims Take Over Streets Of New York City In Islamic Call To Prayer; Speaker Yells ALLAHU AKBAR!
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MEDIA MELTDOWN
New York Times thinks Steve Bannon is the evil genius behind Trump. “President Bannon”.  Of course they had no problem with hard leftie Valerie Jarrett whispering in Obama’s ear.
Time Magazine worries:  “Is Steve Bannon the Second Most Powerful Man in the World?”
Unhinged Democrat leader Nancy Pelosi lashed out at Trump chief strategist Bannon today as a “white supremacist in the White House."
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ARTICLES
Shutting Down the Liberal Leech

 “Trump's Executive Order is quite in order:  As a feminist, scholar, and activist, I think this Order is long overdue.”

“President's first week: For many in Arizona, it doesn't get better than this...”

Taking a page out of Hamas’ Charter towards the State of Israel, ever-grieving Democrats continue to march in lockstep against the results of the 2016 Presidential Election, condemning Donald Trump as a loathsome aberration and recognizing his right to exist — as president — only until he is obliterated.

I distinctly recall, during the George W. Bush years, reading and overhearing liberals express a strange new respect for previous Republican presidents like George H.W. Bush and Reagan, who they now said towered head and shoulders above the cretinous, antedulivian, swaggering Texan that the GOP had forced upon the nation. But now that Donald Trump is president, guess what? Yup—strange new respect from liberals for George W. Bush.
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INTERESTING STUFF
5 Things You Should Know About Supreme Court Nominee Neil Gorsuch
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HUMOR
“A Brief History of a Redneck”  Where the name came from is interesting.
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WISE WORDS
“Those who expect to reap the blessings of freedom, must, like men, undergo the fatigues of supporting it.”
                       -Thomas Paine

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