Saturday, March 31, 2018

op ed review 4/1

It’s a start: Trump administration announces 100 miles of border wall
Trump privately presses for U.S. military to pay for border wall

NBC Tried to Claim There Were 800,000 Gun Control Marchers in DC — Not Even Close - CBS News reports estimated 200,000 people at the march.
March for Our Lives DC crowd smaller than organizers´ estimates, imaging company says
Networks covered gun control march 13x more than 'March For Life', even though March for Life is an annual event with larger crowds.

GOP embarrasses itself.  Sen. Kennedy (R-LA) said on Wednesday that the $1.3 trillion omnibus spending bill “is a Great Dane-sized whiz down the leg of every taxpayer.”
What is it about border control the GOP establishment doesn’t understand?  Only 33 miles of border wall funded in the $1.3 trillion GOP Omnibus spending bill.
Sen. Schumer Heaps Praise on GOP Omnibus Bill: ‘Era of Austerity’ Coming ‘to an End’

Documents suggest possible coordination between CIA, FBI, Obama WH and Dem officials early in Trump-Russia probe: investigators.
Former FBI Director Goes On Record: “Comey, McCabe, & Brennan All Corrupt & Everything Leads Back To Obama”

Blue states sue Trump over census citizenship question
Here’s the Real Reason Dems Oppose Census Change
Only in America is it controversial for the census to ask about citizenship

Former Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens calls for repeal of the Second Amendment
In the world’s most murderous country, gun control is starting to lose its appeal. Desperate Brazilians are wondering whether they’d be better off armed, given that around 60,000 of their compatriots are killed each year. Polls show support for gun ownership gaining ground. In an election year, politicians are paying attention.

Is the Pope Catholic?  Maybe not.  Pope Francis declares: 'There Is No Hell' ???? 

John Bolton is a superb choice for national security advisor, though you wouldn´t know that from the lamentations and doomsday prophecies issuing from the media since President Trump tweeted the news that on April 9 Ambassador Bolton will take over this pivotal White House post from Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster.

Russia, China eclipse US in hypersonic missiles, prompting fears
For Clinton Foundation donations, Hillary gave Russia the US technology for hypersonic intercontinental nuke missilesthat can’t be stopped or shot down by any country’s defense system”

Tennessee Passes Bill To Place 'In God We Trust' in Every Public School
Mississippi imposes toughest abortion ban in US; clinic sues, hearing set

Funny, When Obama Harvested Facebook Data On Millions Of Users To Win In 2012, Everyone Cheered
“Did Facebook Break The Law To Help Obama Win In 2012?”
Ex-Obama Campaign Official: Here's How We Were Able To Mine So Much Facebook Data
They "were very candid that they allowed us to do things they wouldn’t have allowed someone else to do because they were on our side."

Trump opioid plan includes death penalty for drug dealers 'where it's appropriate'

Kurt Schlichter  3/29
Every Word Liberals Say About Guns Is A Lie

Let’s start out with a basic premise – if you are a healthy, law-abiding American citizen you should own, and be proficient with, effective firearms and have sufficient ammunition on hand to act to defend yourself, your family, your community, and your Constitution. That’s what free people do.

Of course, it’s the people who don’t have those tools – backed up by the random goofy vet who tweets pics of himself turning in his personal weapons to baffled and embarrassed law enforcement officers – who want to take your firearms from you……Wait, no, that’s crazy talk. No one wants to take your guns! No one! Stop talking crazy like that because it’s crazy! And that sign the weirdo at the March for Fewer Rights is holding that says “Harry Potter Would Ban Assault Weapons”? What sign? This is just about common sense gun regulations, not gun control! And all the speakers wanting to ban guns? You, uh, misheard them. Oh wait, now Justice McCryptkeeper has an op-ed in the New York Times called “Repeal the Second Amendment.” Damn it, he’s off message!

..You know, if liberals propose to gaslight us, to make us think we are insane for seeing what we are looking at, then they really need to be more … subtle…..Here’s the deal – everything the liberals say about guns is a lie. Every. Single. Thing.

It’s a lie when they scream that you can hit the Guns-2-Go drive-thru and buy yourself a fully semi-automatic assault machine gun with high-powered 5.56 mm rounds, because glorified 5.56 mm rounds are “high-powered” on their planet, faster and quicker than you can call an Uber.

It’s a lie when they say an armed citizenry would be powerless in the face of a leftist government equipped with tanks and artillery and bombers – though their assumption that a leftist government would use tanks and artillery and bombers on the American people seems like a pretty good reason for having an armed citizenry.

It’s a lie when they say they only want to have a “conversation” and seek only “bipartisan compromise.”….the other side’s goal is simple – they want us disarmed. But why? They know that Normal Americans are perfectly capable of safely owning all kinds of firearms. You slice the Democrat-run blue cities out of the statistics and America’s gun murder rate is comparable to Mr. Roger’s Neighborhood. They absolutely know that. But that’s not remotely the point. What they cannot abide is us Normals being proud and free.

To disarm us would forever convert us from citizens to subjects. They get that our identity is wrapped up not in our guns themselves, but in the fact that armed we have the ability to control our destiny. If necessary, an armed citizenry can tell those who would trample our rights, “No” – and to back it up with force if necessary.

Liberals constantly sneer that we are “insecure about our masculinity” and “need guns to feel like men.” Leaving aside the millions of gun-owning women out there who don’t seem to fit within that stupid paradigm, and the irony of leftist doofs opining on manhood, liberals miss the point. We don’t need guns to be men. We need guns to be free men.

They yearn to see us humbled. They ache to see us made into serfs. That we defy them is bad enough. But they cannot tolerate that we maintain our dignity – the dignity of a citizen that comes with having a say in your own governance and exercising your rights with neither apology nor limitation – and that we maintain our dignity in the face of their hatred and contempt.
They want us disarmed because they want us disenfranchised, discouraged, and no longer disobedient. They want us broken.

But they can’t break us. Even if they had the votes to overturn our constitutional rights – do you think they would stop at the Second Amendment and not move on to the First Amendment next? – the fact that a bunch of aspiring dictators erased the words from the parchment means nothing. Our right to speak and worship freely, and our right to keep and bear arms, were merely cited by the Constitution. That paper did not grant them. The government did not grant them, and the government cannot take them away. Every American was endowed with those rights by his Creator, and as long as we have the will to defend our rights, no collection of creeps is ever going to take them away from us.

Kurt Schlichter is a successful Los Angeles trial lawyer, a veteran Army colonel who commanded a cavalry recon squadron in Desert Storm and Kosovo, and a former stand-up comic.

“M.L. King’s movement shone light on the fact that there was pain and suffering in the country because there were still Americans who were not free. That is what needed to be fixed. Today’s movement against guns and the Second Amendment aims in the opposite direction. The claim of this movement is that we have pain and suffering in our nation because we are too free. The marchers and others are telling us we can make a better nation by using the force of government to scale back our freedoms.”
    -Star Parker

“We do [education] all wrong. We put our kids in huge, locked compounds with lots of little, boxy rooms, and enslave them to a bell that has no concern for what they happen to be doing when it’s time to switch rooms. We take away all their responsibility for their behavior and learning,  and are surprised when they lose interest in the business at hand. We turn schools into something resembling prisons and scratch our heads when our children come out of them ill-prepared for the adult world.”
                -Cheryl Magness

“If you want to save millions of lives, ban abortion, not guns.”
                 -Liz Wheeler

The Stunning Statistical Fraud Behind The Global Warming Scare

The biggest albatross of environmentalism is its well-deserved reputation for apocalypticism: the world is always going to come to and end because of. . . plastic bags! Bee colony collapse disorder! Endocrine disruptors! Velociraptors! And of course the big one: climate change (formerly known as global warming). This apocalyptic outlook always comes with the same sort of moral unctuousness you associate with a fire-and-brimstone street preacher: repent of your fossil-fool ways! Why, people often ask me, are environmentalists so gloomy about the human prospect? I have a simple answer: it makes them happy. Seriously: if you point out to environmentalists the data showing many environmental problems on the national and global scale are improving, they usually go into a rage. Good news is bad news.

As one billion Christians around the world gather on Easter Sunday to celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ, it is worth reminding every American about the Christian origins of our constitutional republic. Three key theological concepts from the Protestant Reformation of the 16th and 17th centuries–congregational self governance, the covenantal nature of the relationship between man and God, and the free will of individuals to choose–eventually formed the basis for notions of popular sovereignty and self governance that our founders used in writing and approving the Declaration of Independence and Constitution.

Obama’s CIA director John Brennan was a big fan of Gus Hall, head of Communist Party USA, beginning in 1959 until his death in 2000. Not even Joe Stalin as a Party general secretary came close to matching Gus Hall’s interminable tenure… looks like Brennan also suggested that he might have been a member of the Communist Party in 1980. Yes, a formal member.

A Planned Parenthood affiliate in Pennsylvania says Disney needs to create a princess whose story includes having an abortion. The abortion giant also said there should be “pro-choice,” “illegal immigrant,” “union worker” and “trans” Disney princesses.

Hofstra activists want to remove Thomas Jefferson statue

At an All-Women’s College, You Can’t Call Them ‘Women’ Anymore.  Efforts to “promote a more gender-neutral environment.”

Prominent Science Fiction Author Calls for Depopulating Rural Areas

US media ignores; we have to read about it in British media:  “Muslim parents in Texas ‘battered daughter, 16, and drenched her in hot oil’ for ‘refusing arranged marriage’”

Now comes Peter Schweizer's new book, "Secret Empires: How Our Politicians Hide Corruption and Enrich Their Families and Friends," which shows that the Obama administration and its cronies were up to their necks in questionable business deals and may even have intentionally distorted public policy to accommodate their own profit-making.

Al Gore travels to Dubai, warns: ‘Global warming’ triggering ‘flying rivers, rain bombs’ But Gore’s recycled climate claims are being met by a new book which refutes Gore’s Claims: “The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change,” by Marc Morano. The book is already sold out on and it the number one seller in Earth Science, Climatology and several other categories. 

At the beginning of March, the Academy Awards featured performers talking about “intersectionality” and Dreamers and jokes about how an Oscar-nominated movie about a gay awakening was made to annoy Mike Pence — and the show got the lowest ratings in history. Tuesday night, the premiere episode of the revival of “Roseanne” featured a working-class grandmother saying grace before dinner and concluding with thanks for “making America great again” — and the show got the highest ratings of any network program in six years. Hollywood is now faced with indisputable evidence that there’s a huge potential audience out there for programs that don’t actively insult 63 million Trump voters.
The reboot of ABC’s “Roseanne” premiere on Tuesday to a staggering 18.2 million viewers. Now, another well-known show could be making its way back to television. According to TMZ, FOX is reportedly considering a reboot of Tim Allen’s “Last Man Standing.” The show was canceled last year following rumors that it had to do with Allen’s conservative-leaning beliefs.

Are you ready? Here is all the data Facebook and Google have on you. “Google offers an option to download all of the data it stores about you. I’ve requested to download it and the file is 5.5GB big, which is roughly 3m Word documents.”

This needs to stop:  Since taking office, President Trump has phased out President Obama’s Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program for illegal aliens, initiated a travel ban, put in a place a new policy on refugees, and stripped federal grants from sanctuary cities. So, why aren’t any of these policies in place? Because each of them has been blocked by individual judges at the lowest level of the federal judiciary. District judges, empowering themselves with a judicial tool known as the national injunction, have single-handedly blocked the president from implementing his electoral mandate.

While giving a speech in Mumbai, India, Clinton boasted that she "won the places that represent two-thirds of America's gross domestic product." She went on: "So I won the places that are optimistic, diverse, dynamic, moving forward."  She’s wrong.  For at least the last two decades, most of the dynamism and growth -- as measured by population movements, income growth and job creation -- has been fleeing from the once economically dominant blue states that Clinton won and relocating to the red states that Trump won.

Surprise: Legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper credits Jesus with curing him of alcoholism.

“The latest Battleground Poll reaffirms what I wrote in my American Thinker article eleven years ago: Americans are conservative.  Virtually every single national poll in the last fifty years tells the same tale.  Every one of those polls shows a conservative advantage over liberals in America as a whole.”

School Discipline Quotas: The Obama Administration’s Evil Lives On

Do not sign a “Do Not Resuscitate” order before you read this.

“There is a rank due to the United States, among nations, which will be withheld, if not absolutely lost, by the reputation of weakness. If we desire to avoid insult, we must be able to repel it.”
                  -George Washington