Saturday, June 24, 2017

op ed review 6/25



The Congressional race between Republican Karen Handel and Democrat Jon Ossoff was the most expensive House race in US history. More than $50 million spent on the race, Osoff had nine times as many donors from California as from Georgia where he was running, but it wasn’t enough. Republican Karen Handel defeated Ossoff by nearly 5%.
Pollsters say sky-high turnout drove Handel, the GOP nominee, to a nearly 5-point victory on Tuesday, despite most pre-election surveys showing Ossoff with a small-lead.
“Democrats swamped by Republicans who came out in numbers that ended up dwarfing previous high-profile special elections..”
There have been 4 special congressional elections since the hated Trump took office and Democrats have lost all 4.
Message from Georgia: Hating Trump is not a platform

Left wing terrorism:  A total of 30 Republican members of Congress have either been attacked or revealed that they were the victim of a death threat since the beginning of May.

A research group in New Jersey has taken a fresh look at postelection polling data and concluded that the number of noncitizens voting illegally in U.S. elections is likely far greater than previous estimates. As many as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election, which put Barack Obama in the White House

President Donald Trump has said he will pursue legislation that would bar immigrants from being eligible for welfare for at least five years.
Audit shows 1.4 million illegals working under stolen Social Security numbers.
California state lawmakers approved $45 million in a state budget plan to expand legal services for illegal immigrants.

Some of the top CEO’s of technology companies in America met with Donald Trump at the White House on Monday, praising him for hosting an afternoon summit on important tech issues.
Protesters interrupted President Trump’s Wednesday rally in Iowa, but his crowd of supporters responded by drowning them out with a “USA” chant.
CNN Tries To Conduct Online Trump-Hater Poll, But Turns Out To Be Landslide Of Support For President

Starting to like this guy:……Rep. Greg Gianforte of Montana, the newest member of Congress, drew boos from some in his own Republican caucus as he called for withholding lawmakers’ pay unless they approve a balanced budget.

Hillary Clinton escaped criminal charges last year but her legal troubles may not be over — the Arkansas state bar has promised a decision by next month on disciplinary action over “dishonest behavior and lying under oath in testimony to Congress.”
The State Department has opened a formal inquiry into whether former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her aides mishandled classified information while she was the nation’s top diplomat.
Russia collusion?  Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton facilitated the transfer a highly enriched uranium (HEU) previously confiscated by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) during a 2006 “nuclear smuggling sting operation involving one Russian national and several Georgian accomplices,” a newly leaked classified cable shows

Authorities are treating the stabbing of a police officer at an airport in Michigan as an act of terrorism. The suspect, Amor Ftouhi, 50, shouted "Allahu Akbar" before knifing the officer in the back and neck, said officials.

A new report claims that DNC staffer Seth Rich was likely killed by either “a hired killer or serial murderer.”

Atheists across the fruited plain are rejoicing after a federal judge declared that a cross erected in a Florida park violated the law and must come down.

Court Tosses Out 14 Charges Against Pro-life Journalist Who Exposed Planned Parenthood’s Baby Part Market
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COLUMN OF THE WEEK
Investor’s Business Daily  6/22
“Did Votes By Noncitizens Cost Trump The 2016 Popular Vote?  Sure Looks That Way…”

Late in 2016, we created a stir by suggesting that Donald Trump was likely right when he claimed that millions of noncitizens had illegally voted in the U.S. election. Now, a study by a New Jersey think tank provides new evidence that that's what happened.

Last November, just weeks after his Electoral College win that gave him the presidency, then President-elect Donald Trump tweeted, "In addition to winning the Electoral College in a landslide, I won the popular vote if you deduct the millions of people who voted illegally." The reaction was angry and swift, with the left accusing him of being an "internet troll" and of hatching a "Twitter-born conspiracy theory."

At the time, we noted that a group called True The Vote, an online anti-voter-fraud website, had claimed that illegals had cast three million votes last year. The media and left-wing groups immediately portrayed True The Vote as a fringe group with little credibility.

The only problem is, a study in 2014 in the online Electoral Studies Journal made a quite similar claim: In the 2008 and 2010 elections, they said, as many as 2.8 million illegal noncitizen votes were cast, "enough to change meaningful election outcomes including Electoral College votes and congressional elections," said the study, authored by Jesse T. Richman and Gushan A. Chattha, both of Old Dominion University, and David C. Earnest of George Mason University.

The bombshell was this: "Noncitizen votes likely gave Senate Democrats the pivotal 60th vote needed to overcome filibusters in order to pass health care reform and other Obama administration priorities in the 111th Congress."  It got little coverage in the mainstream media, and what coverage it did get was almost entirely dismissive.

Now comes a new study by Just Facts, a libertarian/conservative think tank, that used data from a large Harvard/You.Gov study that every two years samples tens of thousands of voters, including some who admit they are noncitizens and thus can't vote legally. The findings are eye-opening. In 2008, as many as 5.7 million noncitizens voted in the election. In 2012, as many as 3.6 million voted, the study said.

In 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau estimates that there were 21.0 million adult noncitizens in the U.S., up from 19.4 million in 2008. It is therefore highly likely that millions of noncitizens cast votes in 2016. And it was no accident. Democrats had extensive get-out-the-vote campaigns in areas heavily populated by illegal aliens. As far back as 2008, Obama made sure that those who wanted to vote knew it was safe, announcing that election records would not be cross-checked with immigration databases.

And last year, the Obama White House supported a court injunction that kept Kansas, Alabama and Georgia from requiring proof of citizenship to register to vote. The message was sent, loud and clear: If you're a noncitizen or here illegally, don't be afraid. You're free to vote. No one will stop you.

We don't know the exact number of illegal votes. No one does. But the data that are available suggest that the number of illegal votes was substantial — probably in the millions, as Trump said — and likely had a significant impact on the election's outcome.

Even Democrats should find this troubling; every vote cast by a noncitizen voter negates the vote of a citizen voter. It's that simple. It's time the Democratic Party started living up to its name and stop encouraging noncitizens and illegal aliens to vote in our election.

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OTHER COLUMNS
“Truth be known, the American Left, and that includes most of the MSM, has become quite morbid in its fascinations. The whole way it talks about poverty, the environment, immigration, race — practically any social problem — is morbid. I look at The New York Times and The Washington Post every morning. They sit there on my breakfast table. Rarely does their front page not feature what the political philosopher Kenneth Minogue called a ‘suffering situation’: several starving Africans; a corpse or two from some hellhole; an impoverished Appalachian family with at least one child, his head shaved because of cancer or some other horrible malady; a gay couple that has suffered a setback. I could go on, but you get my point. The MSM is obsessed with misery, social strife and — dare I say it — political correctness. As long as these values dominate and there is no mitigating alternative, the public had best be armed.”
               -R. Emmett Tyrrell

“Fully one-third of Pelosi’s 193 House Democrats now come from just three states, the usual liberal suspects of California, New York and Massachusetts, not the crucial Heartland. Pelosi’s entire leadership team is also coastal, and like her, linger on in their mid-70s.”
              -Andrew Malcom
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BOOKS
“Understanding Trump” by Newt Gingrich.  “….by far the BEST book on both the 2016 election and Donald Trump I've seen yet- and I've read over 2 dozen. Gingrich writes not only as a true Trump "insider", but his own experience as Speaker of the House gives him an unparrelled understanding of the "swamp" (he's the one that named it), the creatures in it, and what it will take to overcome them.”

“Rediscovering Americanism: And the Tyranny of Progressivism” by Mark Levine. “..revisits the founders’ warnings about the perils of overreach by the federal government and concludes that the men who created our country would be outraged and disappointed to see where we've ended up.”
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LEFTIST WATCH
A summer of heated protests are being planned against Republican House and Senate members, with organizers already forecasting clashes with police and staffers over their efforts to stop GOP reform of Obamacare. A leading organizer, Indivisible, has issued a new "tool kit" to guide protesters on how to conduct a sit-in that could last a very long time.

University of Georgia Socialist Group Calls for GOP Lawmakers to Be ´Guillotined´

A Connecticut college professor has created a firestorm for calling white people “inhuman a-holes” who need to “die” following last week’s shooting attack on congressional Republicans.
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GLOBALONEY
Origin of the Global Warming Scam:  “One of the great Soviet/Russian deceptions, Wraga wrote, was the idea that humans were changing the climate and that humans could save the earth through socialism……protection of the environment has become the principal tool for attack against the West.”

“Climate heretic” Dr. Judith Curry is Professor and former Chair of the School of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences at the Georgia Institute of Technology.  Here she testifies at the US Senate Commerce Committee. “Data vs Dogma”
Dr. Tim Ball - The Deliberate Corruption of Climate Science .  Presented at a conference in Mt Vernon, WA.

Group of distinguished scientists write an open letter to the President of MIT after he criticized President Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement. “By withdrawing from the Paris agreement, President Trump did a wonderful thing for America and the world. He showed that advocacy masquerading as science should not be the basis for political decisions.”

“It is one thing to waste time and money playing with climate models in a laboratory, where they don’t meet minimum scientific standards, it is another to use their results as the basis for public policies where the economic and social ramifications are devastating. Equally disturbing and unconscionable is the silence of scientists involved in the IPCC who know the vast difference between the scientific limitations and uncertainties and the certainties produced in the Summary for Policymakers.”

“Uncertainty about feedback mechanisms is one reason why the ultimate goal of climate modeling – forecasting reliably the future of key variables such as temperature and rainfall patterns – is not realizable……Scientists need to get some broader based support, to capture the public’s imagination…that, of course, entails getting loads of media coverage. So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we may have…each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest.
                -Stephen Schneider, IPCC member
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ARTICLES
Prager:  As I document in my book "Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph," which is an explanation of Americanism, leftism and Islamism, hysteria is a major tactic of the left. If you think about it, there is never an extended period of time — one year, let´s say — during which society is not engulfed by a hysteria induced by the left. The mother of them all is global warming, or "climate change," as the left has come to call it.”

If you ask a social justice jihadi, everyone besides straight white males is oppressed, period. But Leftist groups that don´t fit one of those descriptors are lately engaged in a battle for oppression supremacy, which PhD sociologists with no other marketable skills refer to as "intersectionality." For those of us who prefer fact- and evidence-based reasoning, it´s hysterical to watch these Oppression Olympics take place -- such as when Black Lives Matter halted the Toronto gay pride parade to air their grievances:

Trump's education cuts aren't 'devastating,' they're smart

Planned Parenthood’s brutal century

“You have to wonder how liberals think this works. So, a manifestly conflicted special counsel leading a pack of maxed-out Democrat donors decides Donald Trump has to be kicked out of office for “obstructing justice” regarding a cynical lie about him cavorting with the Kremlin and…then what? President Pence, until they do the same thing to him? Or do we just skip right to President Felonia von Pantsuit, shrug our shoulders, and give up on our foolish dream of having a say in our own governance?”

Two articles about the same event, one in CNN and one in Breitbart. Can anyone spot the difference?
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PHOTOS, VIDEOS, LISTS, CHARTS
Remarkable list of President Trump’s executive orders.  This is why the left has become unhinged.

3 Tips for Talking to a Liberal About Healthcare

Charlie Daniels:  What would happen if liberals got what they wanted?
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WISE WORDS
“When we are planning for posterity, we ought to remember that virtue is not hereditary.”
          -Thomas Paine (1776)

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