Saturday, November 4, 2017

op ed review 11/5



Former DNC Chair Donna Brazile spills the beans:  Hillary took over the DNC last year and rigged the nomination in her favor.  Used DNC funds to pay for her primary campaign. Brazile endorses Politico’s assertion, made in May of last year, that Clinton’s arrangement with the DNC was “essentially…money laundering.”
The broadcast evening newscasts on three major networks on Thursday didn’t find this story newsworthy.
“Did the Clintons Turn the DNC Into a Criminal Conspiracy?”
More money laundering?  President Obama’s PAC, Obama for America, paid nearly $1 million in 2016 to the law firm that retained Fusion GPS, the consulting group responsible for the infamous Trump “dossier.”

Over the weekend, the mainstream media was absolutely giddy with delight upon learning there would be an indictment by special counsel, Robert Mueller. This was proof positive, they insisted, that Trump “colluded” with Russia to influence the 2016 presidential election. Their exuberance was premature.
The charges have nothing to do with collusion. As Andrew McCarthy anticipated this past August, they are evidently intended to put the squeeze on Manafort.
Still no evidence of Trump-Russia ´collusion´ - but Hillary is a different matter

The Washington Post (!!) demolishes Democrat’s lies about the new GOP Tax Plan.
The new GOP tax overhaul would strip illegal immigrants of the ability to claim several major tax credits, saving the government $23.1 billion over the next decade,
Purists are furious about a little noticed surcharge in the tax proposal that takes an additional $12,420 from those earning more than $1M.

NYC terror attack, 8 people killed, the suspect entered the US through the “Diversity Visa Program”, also known as the “green card lottery”. The State Department program offers a lottery for people from “underrepresented” countries. The program originated as part of a bill introduced in 1990 by Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., then a member of the House.
“How’s all that diversity working out for you?”
Trump reveals New York terror suspect brought in TWENTY THREE ´family members after winning Green Card lottery as he says it´s time to end ´chain migration´

Democrat Political Ad in Virginia Depicts a Republican Truck Driver Trying To Run Over Immigrant Children.
It backfires:  New poll shows Republican Ed Gillespie, who is running for Virginia governor, is ahead of his Democratic challenger by 8 points.
Roy Moore up 17 points for Senator in Alabama.

The New Orleans Saints invited retired Navy Commander John Wells to Sunday´s game, where he was to receive an award.  He declined.  "I am unable, in good conscience, to enter an NFL stadium while this discourtesy prevails."


Poll: 68% of Voters Say Dems Own Obamacare

JFK Files: Documents Show Democrat President Lyndon Johnson Was KKK Member.  This is not a surprise. The Ku Klux Klan was founded as the activist wing of the Democratic Party.

America going to pot:  Northern Michigan University to Offer Marijuana Studies Degree

This is depressing:  Nearly one in five millennials consider Joseph Stalin and Kim Jong Un “heroes,” according to a Thursday poll. The poll demonstrated an increase in acceptance of socialism and communism among American millennials and was released by the Victims of Communism Memorial Fund. One-half of millennials and one-third of Americans would prefer to reside in a socialist or communist nation instead of a capitalist democracy, according to the poll.
They need to read this: “This year marks the 100th anniversary of one of the worst mistakes ever made: the Communist revolution in Russia. Communist regimes went on to kill about 100 million people. Most died in famines after socialist tyrants forced people to practice inefficient collective farming. Millions of others were executed in political purges.”
Or this:  “Communism’s Bloody Century….the effort to eliminate markets and private property has brought about the deaths of an astounding number of people. Since 1917—in the Soviet Union, China, Mongolia, Eastern Europe, Indochina, Africa, Afghanistan and parts of Latin America—communism has claimed at least 65 million lives, according to the painstaking research of demographers.”
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COLUMN OF THE WEEK
Thomas Lifson 11/1:  “I’m not celebrating diversity visas”

Does America owe everyone in the world a lottery ticket chance to gain entry to our homeland? Sayfullo Saipov, the jihadi who mowed down bikers and pedestrians in New York City, shouting “Allahu akbar!” (“Allah is supreme!”) before being shot and captured, was in this country thanks to the Diversity Visa Process that operates as if our first duty is to make sure everyone has a shot at immigrating here, instead of picking who will benefit Americans. The State Department instructs applicants (as Saipov was years ago):

This program blindly prefers ethnic fragmentation (aka, diversity).  There is zero weight placed on benefit to Americans.  Let public schools try to find teachers who can instruct students in languages like Khmer, Turkish, and Sinhala (languages in which it is possible to apply for diversity visas).   It is the opposite of President Trump’s injunction of “America first,” and unsurprisingly President Trump has proposed ending it.

Saipov’s horror may at last spur long overdue reform of our visa system.  Let the foes of President Trump argue that the most important thing is to be fair to foreigners and make sure we have given everyone a random chance of coming into this country to live, instead of choosing people with skills we need, who will not become a burden on the taxpayers, but will rather contribute to our welfare. Or, in a tiny but lethal percentage of sharia-believing Muslims, inflict horrific terror upon us.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/11/im_not_celebrating_diversity_visas.html#ixzz4xCJVD9Pl
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OTHER COLUMNS
“It is far easier for a progressive to avoid daily contact with a conservative than it is for a conservative to avoid progressives. It is also far more likely that a Republican will encounter more diverse voices in his party than a Democrat will. Democrats have made pro-life and traditional marriage supporters unwelcome in their party. Republicans have both pro-abortion and pro-gay marriage supporters among them. Democrats talk a great game on tolerance and diversity, but they increasingly view anyone who thinks differently from them as evil. They can do so only because they have chosen the superficial diversity of color and gender over the more complex diversity of thought.”
     -Erick Erickson
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LEFTIST WATCH
DNC staff hiring:  “straight white males need not apply.” 

Although Karl Marx, not Adolf Hitler, was arguably the most destructive German ever born, Bret Stephens writes in the New York Times that Western intellectuals will go to extreme lengths to deny it.

A City University of New York sociology professor reportedly said in a tweetstorm last week that “the white-nuclear family” promotes racism and white supremacy.

A former manager of one of George Soros´ investment funds has been accused of human trafficking, violent rape and assault in an extraordinary $27million lawsuit filed by three Florida models.
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GLOBALONEY
Dellingpole:  The István Markó Interview: Possibly the Best Thing You Will Ever Read on Global Warming.

In defense of CO2
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ARTICLES
Roger Simon:  Two of the more repugnant Americans today are the moral narcissist judges from Maryland (Theodore Chuang) and Hawaii (Derrick Watson) who tried to upend Donald Trump´s travel ban. They have metaphorical blood on their robes, whether they know it or not. The fact is the travel ban is insufficient, not illegal. It´s only a meager beginning in dealing with a situation that has not changed in any real sense since 9/11, as the events in New York Tuesday testify. If we do not move even more seriously to prevent them, they will indeed become the "new normal." Globally, they already have.”

When George Washington´s memory has been deemed "unacceptable" to Americans, will America still exist? In the fundamental transformation of any nation, there will be a moment that stands as the symbolic termination of that nation as anything recognizable, and the beginning of a completely new nation unrelated to the old except in name.
Apparently these statements aren’t acceptable anymore:  “Robert E. Lee was an honorable man”, “the lack of ability to compromise led to the Civil War”, and “men of women of good faith on both sides”.   David Gregory kicked off the CNN pile on, calling the former general’s comments “very troubling.”

One of the easiest ways to gain 15 minutes of fame as a Republican is to attack another Republican. The cameras will roll, the pundits will marvel, and we will soon be assured of a collapsing conservative movement. This week, Jeff Flake of Arizona garnered himself a full 17 minutes of fame with his defiant speech on the U.S. Senate floor.
Republicans who want to be loved (by the media)

VDH:  “Progressive obsessions with race and class blur individual achievement. Those of the past instead are judged as one-dimensional players, either good or bad based on their perceived liberalism as interpreted by 2017 standards. The humane General James Longstreet and the racist General Nathan Bedford Forrest are equally culpable because they fought for the Confederacy. It doesn’t matter that Teddy Roosevelt was an environmentalist and trust-buster when few others were — because his views of imperialism were uncouth by our standards. In contrast, the racist eugenicist Margaret Sanger is spared progressive hell, because her pro-abortion advocacy helped found what became Planned Parenthood.”

The 6 Big Ways Liberals Are Destroying America’s Culture

Food for thought: “Diversity, therefore, is far from being a virtue, because getting people who have a common culture and history to agree is already hard work; doing so without a shared foundation is especially daunting…….Americans used to take it for granted that immigration was a mixed good at best and, without assimilation, a disaster ……If foreigners are to take part in that endeavor, assimilation is indispensable—otherwise there can only be chaos. The Chinese are the world’s oldest civilization. This sophisticated, accomplished, and increasingly powerful people did not endure thanks to “diversity” or that sentimental, resentment-driven leveling known as democracy. Because of the influence of our inept intellectual class, assimilation is no longer assumed to be a necessity. On the contrary, it is tantamount to “racism.”
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VIDEOS
Hilarious video.
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WISE WORDS
“It is not the function of the government to keep the citizen from falling into error; it is the function of the citizen to keep the government from falling into error.”
          -Justice Robert H. Jackson

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