Sunday, April 29, 2018

op ed review 4/29


THIS WEEK’S NEWS
The House intelligence committee on Friday officially declared the end of its Russia probe, saying in its final report that it found no evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 presidential campaign.

President Trump’s supporters believe that he deserves the Nobel Peace Prize, in response to the peace process underway on the Korean peninsula.

Trump's allies are drowning in legal fees from the Russia probes
Meanwhile, with support of four Republicans (?), Senate panel approves bill to protect Mueller’s special counsel.

Democrats' hopes for another upset dashed in Arizona as Republican Debbie Lesko wins; media ignores.

EPA’s Pruitt Declares End to Obama’s ‘War on Coal’ – “EPA Shouldn’t Pick Winners and Losers in Energy Industry”
U.S. Cuts 'Global Warming’ Gases Faster Than Anyone Else, But Media Ignore It

Oliver Stone Compares Trump to "Beelzebub" at Iranian Film Festival
CBS has a show on their streaming service “The Good Fight”, which of course means good liberals fighting bad conservatives.  On Sunday’s episode, “Day 457,” a character makes multiple references to assassinating the president. “Since The Good Fight has been giddily congratulating itself all season for its war on Trump, one can wonder how serious these jokes about the president’s assassination really are.”
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This is not good:  Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks suggested in a radio interview that one reason Republicans are retiring en-masse from Congress is because of fears of violence.  “One of the things that’s concerning me is the assassination risk may become a factor.”

Rapper Kanye West trades adoring messages with the President, shows off his MAGA hat and criticizes Obama, the Left has a meltdown.
“Kanye Tweets Right A hip-hop icon dares to question the liberal narrative.”

This is disturbing:  “Study shows Google Search Manipulation Can Swing Nearly 80 Percent of Undecided Voters”

Parents in cities across the U.S. as well as Canada, Australia, and now, the U.K. are pulling their children out of schools to protest what they view as “pornographic,” “gender-bending” sex ed curricula conducted and promoted by Planned Parenthood.

Democratic professors outnumber Republicans 10 to 1, study shows

Americans Are Migrating In Droves To Low-Tax States

Bernie Sanders to announce proposal promising guaranteed government jobs for all Americans.

Trump poised for major makeover of liberal 9th Circuit court

Effingham, IL Declares Itself ‘Sanctuary County’ – for Gun Owners

Cannabis is responsible for 91 per cent of cases where teenagers end up being treated for drug addiction, shocking new figures reveal. Supporters of the drug claim it is harmless, but an official report now warns the ‘increased dominance of high-potency herbal cannabis’ – known as skunk – is causing more young people to seek treatment.

Appeals Court Upholds Texas Voter ID  “Law could be a major breakthrough for conservative anti-voter fraud efforts.”
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COLUMN OF THE WEEK
Brent Bozell: Last Chance for the GOP

Back in ‘92, the late Paul Weyrich and I held a press conference during the Republican National Convention to make two announcements.

First, we were endorsing George Bush 41’s re-election. Second, we’d just made the most meaningless endorsement in history. He had so thoroughly bungled his first term that there was nothing to be done to save him. And we were right.

The Republicans are now facing the same future in November. At this point they will certainly lose the House and quite possibly the Senate too. Worse, they’ve so botched their opportunity that only they can save themselves now. The $1.3 trillion Omnibus Bill — their omnibus bill — was not just the most reckless spending bill in history, it was an abject surrender on every single political and policy pledge made to those who put them in office, save helping the military.
It’s been this way from the start. First, they asked for control of the House and its appropriations authority to right the fiscal ship, and as importantly, end Obamacare. In 2010, they got it — and immediately stated they could do nothing without the Senate. In 2014, they were awarded that too — and just as quickly declared they could do nothing without the White House. So, in 2016 they were handed that, and with it complete control of the legislative process, but now with no more excuses available.

And what have they done? They surrendered without a fight. Any real advance, be it Gorsuch, regulatory relief, minimal border security, minimal tax cuts, or minimal changes in Obamacare — it’s all being driven by the White House. Congress has done nothing.

Here’s the difference between the two parties. For the past eight years, the GOP has been the party that begins each conversation with, “This is why we can’t do it.” The Democrats begin theirs with, “This is how we’ll get it done.” The crisis for Republicans is so grave that not even a rhetorical shift will save them. Only action, concrete action, might — might. They must come up with victories. Here’s what they need to do, in six easy steps.

Like it or not, wrap themselves around the president to save him from impeachment. This means publicly embracing him as their leader. More to the point, it means supporting everything he puts on the table from here through November, and doing it with brio.

Reverse that disastrous $1.3 trillion omnibus. This talk about a revision, or worse, a balanced budget amendment is the height of hypocrisy and the public’s not going to stand for it. It’s like committing rape and then joining the #metoo movement. Only tangible results, legislation that reduces the deficit and puts the government on the road to fiscal sanity, will work.

Kill Obamacare. Nothing less will do. The public that voted these Republicans in has had it with excuses and half-measures.

End funding of Planned Parenthood. The pro-life movement is leaving the GOP, and for good reason. When Republicans award the operation that proudly massacres over 300,000 babies annually with $450,000,000 dollars taken from American taxpayers, there’s no difference between the parties.

Fund border security. The base will not stomach any more of the GOP’s public displays of affection for Chuck Schumer while denying funds for Trump’s border wall. Promises made, promises broken.

Deliver real personal tax cuts. What they came up with last year rewarded Big Business nicely while excusing nearly 50% of Americans from the responsibility of paying taxes altogether. Everyone else was given bread crumbs — or screwed. Those were your voters, GOP.

Here is the bottom line. On September 30, five weeks before the election, there will be the need for a new spending bill to keep the government running. Everything listed above can be accomplished in that one piece of legislation. No more excuses. No more punts. No more stalling.

It’s so obvious, really. At this point the GOP faithful are set to make a devastating declaration in seven months: “We gave you complete control, and you not only accomplished nothing, you broke your word on virtually everything. Good-bye.”

And you know what, Republicans? They’re right.  Your call.


Important read by Victor Davis Hansen:  “Indeed, the aim of the so-called Resistance to Donald J. Trump is ending Trump’s presidency by any means necessary before the 2020 election. Or, barring that, it seeks to so delegitimize him that he becomes presidentially impotent….First came the failed lawsuits after the election alleging voting-machine tampering. Then there was the doomed celebrity effort to convince some state electors not to follow their constitutional duty and to deny Trump the presidency — a gambit that, had it worked, would have wrecked the Constitution. Then came the pathetic congressional boycott of the inauguration and the shrill nationwide protests…Anti- and Never-Trump op-ed writers have long ago run out of superlatives. Trump is the worst, most, biggest — fill in the blank — in the history of the presidency, in the history of the world, worse even than Mao, Mussolini, Stalin, or Hitler. Next was the sad effort to introduce articles of impeachment. After that came weird attempts to cite Trump for violations of the emoluments clause of the Constitution. That puerile con was followed by plans to declare him deranged and mentally unfit so that he could be removed under the 25th Amendment. From time to time, Obama holdovers in the DOJ, National Security Council, and FBI sought to leak information, or they refused to carry out presidential orders. As the Resistance goes from one ploy to the next, it ignores its string of failed prior efforts, forgetting everything and learning nothing. State nullification is no longer neo-Confederate but an any-means-necessary progressive tool. Suing the government weekly is proof of revolutionary fides, not a waste of California’s taxpayer dollars….”
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FROM OTHER COLUMNS
“Facts are facts and fiction is fiction, and a lie doesn’t become truth just because it appears on the front page of the newspaper.”
                 -EPA chief Scott Pruitt

“Without the 90-plus percent black vote, the Democratic Party, at the national level, is in deep trouble. This explains why they race-bait. Constantly.”
              -Larry Elder
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GLOBALONEY
Here’s an inconvenient truth about a self-described co-founder of Earth Day: he murdered and composted his girlfriend.

A new study published in a peer-reviewed journal finds that climate models exaggerate the global warming from CO2 emissions by as much as 45%. If these findings hold true, it's huge news. No wonder the mainstream press is ignoring it.

You just know the usual suspects are behind this: “A group of young people sued Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) to force him to take action on climate change.  The group of eight young Florida residents — represented by Oregon(?)-based Our Children's Trust — sued Scott to demand that the state begin working on a court-ordered, science-based "Climate Recovery Plan.

The only thing you need to know about Earth Day.
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LEFTIST WATCH
About 20 members of the "Liberation Coalition" at Columbia University stormed the school library to denounce the school for "giving a platform to white supremacists" by allowing conservative speakers on campus.

DNC has to borrow money for fall campaigns, but the Southern Poverty Law Center Is Sitting on $477 Million, some of it in offshore accounts.

George Soros calls himself a ´stateless statesman´ and well, he doesn´t want the rest of us to have a state, either. His latest scheme is to increase the U.S. electorate by 10 million voters, watering down the American electorate, the better to cancel out the votes of America´s ´deplorables´ and conservatives.

Kamala Harris:  Willie Brown once appointed her to the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board, which paid $97,088 a year. She served six months and Brown then appointed her to the California Medical Assistance Commission, which met only once a month but paid Harris $72,000. Call it “poontronage,” a politician’s appointment of his steady girlfriend, frequent companion, and main squeeze to a lucrative government position requiring little work.

A bill currently pending in the California legislature would essentially ban the sale of books that include traditional Christian views on marriage and sexuality.  “California To Ban The Sale Of Bibles?”
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SECOND AMENDMENT
Authorities say the suspect in a deadly shooting in Nashville was arrested last year by the U.S. Secret Service for being in a restricted area near the White House. His firearms were seized and given to his father.  The father gave them back to him and he used the AR15 to kill 4 people at the Waffle House.

An unpublished CDC study confirms Florida State University criminologist Gary Kleck’s findings of more than two million defensive handgun uses (DGUs) per year.
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ARTICLES
Project Freedom…..Now is the time to end welfare.

Andy Puzder: “What Trump-haters don't get about the incredible power of American capitalism”
EPA Chief Scott Pruitt’s  “crime” is that he won’t allow leftists at the EPA to use green ideology to harass business.

How Much Do Canadians Really Pay for Health Care? It’s a lot more than you have been told by the Democrats and the media.
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WISE WORDS
“We have no government armed with power capable of contending with human passions unbridled by morality and religion.”
                        -John Adams (1798)

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