Saturday, October 14, 2017

op ed review 10/15

Consumer sentiment sets new 13 year high, stocks set new records.
Unemployment claims fall to lowest level in 43 years, despite hurricanes.
Trump wins: “Supreme Court Tosses Case Against Trump’s ‘Travel Ban’….the fight is largely over, and Trump has won.”
Trump ends Obamacare subsidies.  This will accelerate Obamacare’s collapse. The Left goes nuts.
“Trump rescinded an unconstitutional order by President Obama and restored the authority of Congress over the “power of the purse.” The Democrats’ response has been a curious call for the judicial branch to prevent the executive branch from recognizing the inherent authority of the legislative branch. It would have baffled the Framers.”

The White House submitted a 70-point immigration enforcement plan to Congress Sunday evening with the stiffest reforms ever proposed by an administration:  calls for a border wall, more deportation agents, a crackdown on sanctuary cities and stricter limits to chain migration — all issues the White House says need to be part of any bill Congress passes to legalize illegal immigrant “Dreamers”.
Protesting anti-Israel bias, US announces withdrawal from UNESCO.
Trump´s $33 Billion Tax Cut You Didn´t Know You Just Got
“With each passing day, President Trump unravels another piece of Barack Obama's legacy.”
The Left in panic:  “Porn King Larry Flynt Offers $10 Million for Information Leading to Trump Impeachment”

RINO McCain could give the same thumbs-down to a tax overhaul as he did to health care

Here are 29 women who have come forward to accuse Democrat mega-donor Harvey Weinstein of sexual abuse.  Bill Clinton II?  This list is actually up to 36 on Saturday.
3 women accuse Weinstein of rape.

Barack and Michelle Obama now say they are “disgusted” by movie mogul Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment allegations. But as president and first lady, oh my, how they loved his cash and his Hollywood glitz.
Best article on Weinstein:  “The bloated, greasy movie mogul slimed his way through countless ballrooms, suites and restaurants trailing lies, threats and promises. But he had the right politics. At the 100th anniversary of Planned Parenthood, honoring Hillary Clinton, Harvey had his thick wallet open to the tune of $100K for the abortion organization. Harvey was sitting with Hillary. Not to mention Meryl Streep and Shonda Rimes.”

First the Boy Scouts cave to the LGBT lobby, now they announce that girls will soon be allowed to become Cub Scouts and to earn the coveted rank of Eagle Scout, the organization’s highest honor.  What happened to “timeless values”?

Scholar publishes peer reviewed paper showing that European colonialism was, on the whole, a positive force.  The article caused howls of outrage. The author requested that it be withdrawn. The journal initially declined to delete it. But now the publication has knuckled under, after the journal editor received “serious and credible threats of personal violence”. “This is what fascism looks like.”

The heads of five conservative groups sent a letter to Senate Republican leaders calling on them to step down from their posts, saying they aren’t making progress on the GOP’s agenda and haven’t worked hard enough. Representatives of FreedomWorks, Senate Conservative Fund, Tea Party Patriots, For America and Media Research Center said Mitch McConnell of Kentucky and the four other leaders of the Senate GOP conference should step down.
Bannon Declares War On GOP Establishment: "We're Coming After All Of Them And We're Going To Win"

A new poll shows that the NFL is no longer "America´s game." In fact, it has gone from the sport with the highest favorables to the sport with the lowest. The drop has coincided exactly with the anthem protests.
Hillary Clinton pledges support to the NFL players protesting the national anthem.
ESPN commentator blasts Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones this week, comparing him to a slave owner for telling his players to stand during the national anthem.  Players’ average salary: $2M/year.

Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donohue Rages: President Trump is Existential Threat to NAFTA…

The Obama Library is on track to cost $1.5 billion, three times the $500 million it was projected to cost, and quite a bit of that will be borne by taxpayers.   And his presidential papers will not even be stored there.  ??

Woman who survived being aborted at EIGHT MONTHS after a nurse heard her cries from the medical trash can spent 17 years tracing her birth mother and reveals how she learned to forgive

Tyler Dahnke  9/30
Addressing the House of Commons on November 11, 1947, Winston Churchill famously said, “Democracy is the worst form of government, except for all the others.” I’ll borrow his sentiment and suggest the same rings true of the United States of America. All nations have flaws because they are the product of humans, who in their nature are often deeply flawed. Our great country is no different. The U.S. is home to thieves, rapists, murderers, pedophiles, religious extremists, sexists and racists. But this small minority do not define us and they do not represent We The People.

Colin Kaepernick, Black Lives Matter, Antifa, leftists, and now the NFL are all pushing a pernicious myth that the United States is a bad and racist place. They lie and say that large swaths of our citizenry are oppressed. They lie and say that the United States is a land characterized by white privilege, income inequality, political corruption and persecution. They lie and say that kneeling during our anthem is not disrespecting our flag.

On September 25, the FBI released their violent crime statistics for 2016. According to Heather Mac Donald's analysis of this report and Washington Post data, 16 unarmed black men were killed by police officers last year. She makes an important distinction that a suspect’s categorization as “unarmed” does not lend insight into whether they were violently engaging an officer, or putting the lives of others at risk, only that they were not carrying a firearm or knife at the time of the shooting. With this in mind, truly unjustified police shootings of young, unarmed black men are rarer than the 16 identified by the Post.

There are slightly more than 37 million black people living in the United States. This means that, even if it's assumed that all 16 shootings involved excessive use of force, unarmed black Americans have a 0.000043% chance of being shot by a police officer. To put that in perspective, the average person has roughly a 0.033% chance of being struck by lightning in their lifetime.

This is what Colin Kaepernick and the NFL are protesting. Imaginary, fictitious, systemic police racism. This is why they refuse to take pride in our flag. And that begs the question: Is there any flag Kaepernick would stand for?

What country is more generous than the United States? Last year, individuals broke the previous world record (also set by us) by donating $390.05 billion to charitable organizations.

What country treats the LGBT community with more tolerance than the United States? Certainly not Jamaica, where anal intercourse is punishable by up to 10 years imprisonment with hard labor. Not in Middle Eastern countries, where homosexuals are punished even more harshly. In Yemen, Saudi Arabia, and Iran, to be gay is a death sentence. Here in the U.S., if a private business owner doesn’t want to make a cake for a gay wedding, they’re publicly shamed and make national news.

What country has greater economic opportunity than the United States? The World Bank lists the global poverty line at $1.90 per day. Assuming one works every day of the year at that rate, their annual income would be only $693.50. Compare that with the United States, which marks it’s poverty line at $22,162 a year. Our poverty line starts 31 times higher than the global rate. Our economy represents 25% of the world’s GDP. The United States and its wealth have been vastly more instrumental in lifting human beings out of poverty than any nation in history.

What country has contributed more to the world than the United States? We invented the modern suspension bridge, the electric light bulb, photographic film, the skyscraper, electric traffic lights, frozen food, automatic car transmissions, the assembly line, airplanes, credit cards, disposable diapers, the integrated circuit, lasers, personal computers, mobile phones, space shuttles, the internet, GPS, and perhaps most importantly, chocolate chip cookies.

And now, the question at hand. What predominantly white country has provided more opportunity and equality to its minority black population than the United States? Yes, the legacy of slavery hangs over our founding like a shroud, but to pretend we are alone in this is pure fiction. Slavery was a worldwide evil. In 1778, the state of Virginia abolished the importation of slaves. This effort was led by Thomas Jefferson, who, as president, also signed legislation that criminalized the international slave trade in 1807. England passed similar legislation that same year. Sweden abolished the slave trade in 1813, The Netherlands in 1814, France in 1826, Brazil in 1851. Almost the entire developed world decided that slavery was evil in a period of about 50 years. No one would pretend that it’s been roses since then. But in fighting the civil war, abolishing Jim Crow, and amending our constitution to provide equal protections and rights under the law, the United States has made more progress toward living our ideals than most modern nations.

There are still approximately 30 million people enslaved in the world today. Slave trading still exists in countries like Haiti, Pakistan, and India, and is still practiced widely across the African continent. Black Americans are afforded more opportunity here than they would be anywhere else on Earth. No country in Europe has ever elected a black Chief Executive. Neither has Canada. In fact, no country with a minority black population, apart from us, has done so. We cherished black musicians, actors, poets, writers, scholars, athletes, politicians, judges, and businessmen. Above all other labels, those people are viewed as great Americans. And why is that?

Because America is not racist. It’s the worst country on Earth, except for all the others. And that is why I will always stand for our flag and our anthem. Because I’m honored, and grateful to live in what is still, and hopefully always will be, the land of the free and the home of the brave.


“The NFL misunderstood its own nature. It’s not just that it is a game that should be a respite from political and social contention; as a quasi-national festival, it should be identified with a certain baseline of patriotism (the national anthem, the enormous American flags on the field before games, the military flyovers, etc.). Colin Kaepernick cracked this image, and Donald Trump drove a wedge through it.”
              =Rich Lowry

Tom Steyer, Democratic mega-donor and environmentalist, has demanded Democratic lawmakers and candidates pledge to push for the impeachment of President Donald Trump if they take control of Congress next year.

The Kellogg Foundation. The Ford Foundation. The Open Society Foundation. (G. Soros) The California Endowment. The Marquerite Casey Foundation. Fidelity Charitable Gift. The open borders-promoting National Immigration Law Center. These are some of the very deep pocket groups that have donated MILLIONS to the far-left, militant Center for Community Change which has been described as follows: The Center for Community Change, a Washington, D.C.-based 501 (c)(3) progressive community organizing group that does not reveal its donors, has been involved in direct action against President Donald Trump and Republicans before and after the November elections.

Former Obama White House advisor Dan Pfeiffer called for the United States to implement an Australian-style gun confiscation program in an article published on Wednesday.

The Southern Poverty Law Center:  Making money on hate

Netflix’s ‘Magic School Bus’ Warns Kids ‘Use alternative “clean” energy or a hideous monster will eat you. This is the heartwarming green message aimed at winning the hearts and minds of young children in the animated Netflix series The Magic School Bus Rides Again.

Conservatives and economic nationalist leaders are looking past the current dysfunction in Washington to a group of new and exciting young candidates throwing their hats in the ring nationwide to break the gridlock with midterm election victories. This group of individuals, which some are calling “The League of Extraordinary Candidates,” is emerging nationally—a distinct slate of U.S. Senate and House candidates, as well as key gubernatorial contenders, all united in their focus on breaking the logjam in Congress.
“The GOP Becomes the Party of the Little Guy”
President Trump’s campaign operatives and other allies have begun surveying the political landscape for his 2020 reelection bid, viewing a handful of upcoming midterm races as especially insightful to his strategic path three years from now.

“Donald Trump´s True Nature”

People were understandably horrified that Stephen Paddock was able to fire what amounted to machine guns into a crowd. Yet similar weapons were being fired in movie theaters around the country. Three of the top five movies at the box office featured characters blasting away with automatic weapons.

“We’re having a fight...within the black community against Marxism and socialism,” said retired NFL safety Burgess Owens on Saturday’s Fox & Friends. Owens told host Chris Wallace that leftist ideology is fomenting anti-Americanism as well as feelings of hopelessness within the black community.

It seems like everyone in the country is weighing in on the national anthem debate, and that includes North Dakota farmer Gene Hanson. Hanson went viral this week for mowing a message into his bean crops: “We stand for the national anthem.”

“In the hands of a skillful indoctrinator, the average student not only thinks what the indoctrinator wants him to think … but is altogether positive that he has arrived at his position by independent intellectual exertion. This man is outraged by the suggestion that he is the flesh-and-blood tribute to the success of his indoctrinators.”
            -William F. Buckley

“Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any band of regular troops that can be, on any pretence, raised in the United States.”
            -Noah Webster

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