Sunday, July 29, 2018

op ed review 7/29

President Trump’s job-approval rating hit a new high in a national poll, with support among Republicans building despite an onslaught of criticism of his dealing with Russia.
Second-quarter GDP jumps to 4.1%.

Trade Deal a ‘Major Win for President Trump,’ ‘Major Concession’ by European Union
Mainstream media refuse to declare Trump victorious as E.U. buckles on trade

Trump warns Iran's President Rouhani: 'NEVER, EVER THREATEN THE UNITED STATES AGAIN'

Worrisome:  "With 102 days to go, Democrats remain substantial favorites for House control. A big reason: Republicans are defending 42 open or vacant seats, a record since at least 1930.
“You want to know where the American voter is headed, and what is likely to happen in November? Good luck. Some omens are good.  Some not so much.”

House Republicans File Resolution To Impeach Rosenstein
Time for a moratorium: 22% of US population does not speak English at home
New Poll Shows 72% of Democrats DON’T SUPPORT ICE
New poll shows Americans think Dem Party is pulling far away from mainstream USA, has leftists baffled

Denver Post Runs Letter to Editor Suggesting Trump Should Be Executed

House Republicans (!) and Democrats pushed forward two amendments that would block Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ tightened asylum rules that raise the standards of so-called “credible fear” in the asylum process. Weakened asylum rules would allow the entire populations of Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador the right to migrate to the United States by claiming they have “fear” at home.
New asylum rules approved by the GOP majority and Democrat minority House Appropriations Committee would give the right to migrate to the United States to a foreign population at least half the size of the American Midwest.

Hot New Idea From Democrats: We Should Be Compensating Illegal Aliens

California City Threatens Waiters With Jail For Serving Straws

The liberal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals endorsed the right of individuals to carry firearms in public in a ruling Tuesday, striking down a lower court argument that the Constitution only protects that right at home.

The Justice Dept. tells attorneys 'illegal alien' is correct term, not 'undocumented'

Mainstream media ignore this story:  “the inspector general discovered that, with four exceptions, “every single one” of Clinton’s emails—more than 30,000—“were going to an address that was not on the distribution list.” In other words….something was causing Clinton’s server to send copies of all of her email communications outside of the country “to an unauthorized source that was a foreign entity unrelated to Russia.”

Not good:  First drive-through pot shop opens in Auburn WA.

Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) pushes Rent Relief Act, the ultimate jackpot for ‘free stuff Dems’; wants to subsidize the rent of Americans who live in apartments, condos or townhouses they can’t afford.

John Scotto  7/23

Not too long ago we as a people could generally agree upon a certain set of core values. Today a smaller majority of the American people still believe in the US Constitution and many people are starting to lose focus on the things that really matter the most.

When did certain members of our society all of sudden become selective regarding the laws they wished to be enforced ? When exactly did some US citizens lose their basic instinct for survival?

Sadly, we now have a substantial force within the Democratic Party who currently advocate and even believe in wide open borders and illegal immigration. When did the acceptance of such a lawlessness become a norm? When did the people who actually make it a point to stand up for the rule of law and who believe in securing our borders suddenly become the enemy? Can a sovereign nation without a secure border, without a common language, and soon without a common culture survive?

The Democratic Party's leadership not too long ago believed illegal immigration was wrong. Why have their minds now suddenly shifted?   Has importing a new Democrat voter base into this nation become just too appealing an idea for them not to take advantage of?  A voter base which would be beholden to big government from cradle to grave. A voting bloc of people that would cast their votes depending upon what government could provide them.

Most rational citizens understand that unfettered and unchecked illegal immigration is a recipe for disaster. Yet huge factions of the new radical leftist Democrats currently believe illegal immigration is some kind of noble cause involving social justice. Many within the current party leadership have become all too willing to completely toss away the former US immigration melting pot model and happily replace it with a new "salad bowl" model.

Reality and history have proven to all of us that as a nation we simply cannot safely absorb relentless waves of unassimilated immigration and expect to survive.  Illegal immigrants bring with them so many different languages and cultures, and many of them have no desire to assimilate or learn the English language. Diversity is not always necessarily a strength. Change is not always a positive thing. Illegal immigrants who refuse to assimilate and learn our language are placing a heavy burden upon us.

Illegal aliens who are willing to work for extremely low wages are helping to eliminate the US blue collar middle class. These illegal aliens currently flooding the US labor force are driving down the wages of American workers. I am sick of hearing the line, "Americans are not willing to do those jobs." In reality Americans would be willing to do those jobs, but obviously not for slave wages.

Illegal immigration is placing an enormous financial burden upon our health care system. It has become common place for illegal aliens to use the emergency rooms of US hospitals as their personal doctors. This inevitably drives up the cost of healthcare for all of us.

A decade-and-a-half ago, a former liberal Democrat named Dick Lamm gave a prophetic five minute speech on how a nation like America could easily self-destruct (see link below). The former governor of Colorado was issuing a warning to all of us in the United States who were willing to listen.  Lamm unveiled a chilling point by point hypothetical plan on how to destroy America through the immigration process. Every citizen within this country should consider listening to this five minute audio clip and hear the chilling prophetic words of Lamm ring out so loud and true today. 

A nation that makes allowances for illegal immigration, especially without any significant time for assimilation, eventually becomes a nation under invasion, something which then eventually results in colonization.

The rule of law becomes a moot point when corrupt agenda-driven politicians within the government get to pick and choose the laws they wish to be enforced. When this type of selective law enforcement is facilitated, our country becomes nothing more than a banana republic.
The many remaining law-abiding citizens, along with Republican politicians, need to start adamantly calling out the Democrats for their irrational supportive stance regarding illegal immigration. We all need to confront the radical Democrats head on. They are the party whose senior members have the audacity to lecture and virtue signal conservatives on how evil and uncaring we have all become. Constantly painting those of us on the right as the bad guys. Simply because we conservatives dare to hold our American sovereignty sacred and know our borders need to become more safe and secure. All the rational people within this country are demanding the immigration process be a legal and closely monitored one.

Immigration could be a winning issue for Republicans in November. But they need to hammer this issue home with courage and fortitude, not backing down for fear of being called a racist or xenophobe. If the Republicans expect to win in November, they need to highlight all the negatives of uninterrupted waves of illegal immigration. A non-stop flow of illegal immigration being shoved down our throats by the Democrats and their puppet media.

We conservatives all need to stand as one with President Trump and affirm his policies regarding immigration. Trump's immigration plan adheres to basic common sense. Trump is putting individual American citizen's lives above political correctness, and this is making us all safer.
Illegal immigration has become the catalyst for big changes in this country. Changes within a nation which inevitably become irreversible if we fail to act. Change for the sake of change is a most dangerous thing.

An America that ignores the problems that come attached to open borders and illegal immigration is doomed for destruction. A citizenry which no longer believes in the rule of law and which pays lip service to our US Constitution is no longer free. A people who are no longer willing to hold their leaders accountable in regard to enforcing the rule of law, eventually become enslaved within a tyranny.

Here’s the Dick Lamm speech referenced above:   ‘I Have a Plan to Destroy America’ by the former Colorado governor on the destructive effects of multiculturalism.

“Does the Republican Party have the guts necessary to win the midterms?”

Laura Ingraham:  “….then came a typical sneak move that we expect from Democrats, but not from the president's own party. Before running to the airport for their working August recess, the House held a sneaky vote on a Homeland Security appropriations bill that will only end up adding to our problems at the border. The amendment basically codifies DACA…(and  makes) it easier for illegal immigrants to claim asylum……if the new barometer for asylum status is whether a foreigner feels safe in his or her home country, we might as well throw the borders wide open. It doesn't matter if you have a wall or no wall. Hundreds of millions of asylum requests are going to come pouring in….the Center for Immigration Studies estimates if this House language…were to prevail in the Senate, we could be looking at 32 million new voting-age adults living in the United States by the year 2036. Democrats want desperately to replace America's more conservative electorate with foreign, younger, usually more socially liberal voters.  What does that mean? I'll tell you one thing it means -- no more Donald Trumps. And big business will revel of course, in the glut of low-skilled workers in the midst of what they claim is a labor crunch. They also won't have to raise wages much, right? Which is what they are starting to do now, they're having to do it to fill these jobs. And that means more profit for themselves. But beyond all the tears, the meltdowns and a lot of sad stories -- some sob stories -- it's critical for Republicans not to cave to the Democrats on immigration. This is just a desperate play by the resistance because Trump is beating them on the economy.”

Protesters adorned in red hoods mimicking The Handmaid’s Tale television show showed up by the dozens to protest Vice President Mike Pence’s visit to Philadelphia. Samantha Goldman of communist organization Refuse Fascism organized the protest. Refuse Fascism’s website states its connection to the Revolutionary Communist Party USA.

Great Moments in Socialism:  Venezuela's Inflation to Reach 1 Million Percent, IMF Forecasts

Michelle Wolf compares ICE to ISIS.

Vast Majority Of Americans Won’t Vote For A Socialist, New Poll Finds
Democrats' love of socialism is a losing strategy – but they foolishly follow it anyway.

California Rep. Maxine Waters said that Americans should be “out in the streets screaming” about President Trump.

Liberal Chris Hayes: I’d Like to Cover Climate Change, But It’s a 'Ratings Killer'

New Gallup Poll shows Americans do not even mention global warming as a problem – 36 ‘problems’ cited, but not climate

New York Times Targets Kavanaugh’s Wife

During the 18 months of the Trump presidency, immigration has received more airtime on the three broadcast evening news shows than any other policy topic. The networks’ coverage has been relentlessly hostile to the administration (92% negative, just 8% positive), largely because these newscasts have framed nearly all of their coverage around the plight of those adversely affected by the administration’s enforcement agenda,  and have virtually ignored law enforcement or anyone harmed by illegal immigration.

The Mueller investigation and its attendant pseudo-pods in the media and “intelligence community” are indeed self-perpetuating. But they exhibit a purpose that goes far beyond their own self-perpetuation. No, in this safari, big game is the object, the end, the purpose, to wit: the destruction of the president of the United States. That is the true purpose of this charade: not the truth about “Russian meddling,” not alleged wrong doing by Paul Manafort in 2005, not a lack of candor under FBI questioning by George Papadopoulos (who?) or Michael Flynn. The one true purpose (in addition to the welcome subsidiary effect of helping out the ratings of the MSM) is to hobble Donald Trump, a prelude to removing him from office.

Liberals and progressives are forever predicting Donald Trump’s political demise. After each purported outrage – Charlottesville, separating children from their immigrant parents, now Helsinki – they confidently contend that this latest event will finally force Trump’s supporters to abandon him. Yet not only does this not happen, Trump’s support has actually risen by 6% since late 2017. How do they keep getting it so wrong?

Savor the schadenfreude as MSNBC panel reacts to Trump's poll bump in the wake of Helsinki

Prager:  “You and I are living through the greatest mass hysteria in American history. For many Americans, the McCarthy era held that dubious distinction, but what is happening now is incomparably worse.”

MyPillow guy Mike Lindell on Trump: 'Best president this country has ever had'

“America has undergone enormous change during the nearly eight decades of my life. Today, America is a bitterly divided, poorly educated and morally fragile society with so-called mainstream politicians pushing cynical identity politics, socialism and open borders. How could the stable and reasonably cohesive America of the 1950s have reached this point in just one lifetime? Who are the main culprits? Here’s my list of the 10 most destructive Americans of the last 80 years.”

The World’s Largest Aircraft Will Have Luxurious Bedrooms and Glass Floors

Outtakes from Apollo 11 Moon landing reveal the out of focus and embarrassing shots from the historic mission that NASA didn't want you to see.

“Neither the wisest constitution nor the wisest laws will secure the liberty and happiness of a people whose manners are universally corrupt.”
                 -Samuel Adams

Saturday, July 21, 2018

op ed review 7/22

The Left loses its mind:  “The hysteria greeting President Trump’s summit with Vladimir Putin is something to behold. “Trump, Treasonous Traitor” is the headline in the New York Times. “Treason Summit” is the phrase used in Bustle magazine. President Obama’s director of central intelligence, John Brennan, calls the Trump-Putin presser “nothing short of treasonous.” The Daily News cover cartoon this morning depicts Mr. Trump shooting Uncle Sam. There’s a #TreasonSummit hashtag.”
John Brennan’s anti-Trump tweets grow more and more maniacal. His latest tweet holds that Donald Trump’s Russian diplomacy in Helsinki “rises to & exceeds the threshold of ‘high crimes & misdemeanors.’ It was nothing short of treasonous.” That tells people all they need to know about the unseriousness of the left’s impeachment drive, not to mention exposing once again the demented malice behind the Obama administration’s spying on the Trump campaign. The unhinged criticism is also hilariously rich, given that John Brennan, who supported the Soviet-controlled American Communist Party, meets the textbook definition of a useful idiot for the Russians.
House Democrat calls for military coup against Trump.
Angelo Codevilla, Claremont Institute senior fellow, professor emeritus of international relations at Boston University:  “The high professional quality of Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin’s performance at their Monday press conference in Helsinki contrasts sharply with the obloquy by which the bipartisan U.S. ruling class showcases its willful incompetence.”
The hysterical media/establishment/Deep State reaction to President Trump’s comments in Helsinki is based on a lie….Career U.S. diplomat and last U.S. ambassador to the Soviet Union:  “Did the U.S. “intelligence community” really judge that Russia interfered in the 2016 presidential election? No, never.  It has not been tasked to make such a judgment, and its key members did not even participate in preparing the report which is routinely cited by Trump’s critics as proof of “Russian interference.”
What’s really going on:  a mission to ‘Fracture Donald Trump’s Base’
But Republican voters don’t buy into the hysteria.
MSNBC's Joe Scarborough can’t understand it: 'Who the Hell Are These People? (Trump supporters)’'
Excellent 5 min video:  “If You Think Donald Trump is Putin's 'Puppet', You're Dead Wrong…Here are the Facts”

Trump posts video of Hillary in 2010 calling for a “strong Russia.”

´Get the f*** out of the building!´: Whoopi Goldberg and Trump supporter Judge Jeanine Pirro fight on The View before getting into a second screaming match backstage.

Obama Attacks Wealthy For Big Houses Before Returning To His $8 Million Mansion

147 Million people worldwide want to come to America.  Democrats say open the borders!
“Yes, Democrats Are Now The Party Of Open Borders”
DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison: “National Borders Create an ‘An Injustice’”
Non-citizens can now legally register to vote in San Francisco school elections.

Lisa Page testimony:  The Mueller investigation was launched to probe charges that the key FBI officials developing evidence in the case thought were baseless. “It tends to confirm the suspicion that the Mueller probe is a cover-up operation to obscure the criminal use of counterintelligence capabilities to spy on a rival presidential campaign and then sabotage the presidency that resulted.”
One FBI text message in Russia probe that should alarm every American.

Democrats get immunity from Mueller:  Tony Podesta Is Sixth Clinton-Linked Democrat To Be Granted Immunity — While Paul Manafort Rots In Prison For Same Crime.
Mueller Completely Ignores the Other Russian Hack Target: the GOP

One Grand Gallery in Portland puts up an image of President Donald Trump being brutally assassinated in their store window.  The violent graphic is in public view where children will be exposed to it and features the caption “F*ck Trump” below the image of his throat being sliced.
Drudge:  The Left Has a ‘Fetish’ For Trump’s Death

The National Guard´s deployment to the southwest border in mid-April has led to 10,805 "deportable alien arrests".
Busy Month for Illegal Immigrants Committing Heinous Crimes

“In the House and Senate races, Democrats are stealthily pouring in tons of money early to demonize Republican candidates before our supporters become engaged. Once our candidate has been branded the spawn of Satan before campaigning really begins, it is extremely challenging to change voters' perception of them.”

Brian Joondeph, MD  7/19

President Donald Trump is not a figure many feel empathetic toward. Nearly half the country hates him. Hate may be too mild a word. They despise him and equate him with the worst of human history, Hitler and the Nazis. They want him destroyed, literally and politically, along with his family. This includes Democrats, the media, and some Republicans.

His resignation or impeachment wouldn't be enough. He needs to face treason charges and punishment at the end of a rope or in front of a firing squad, along with his family. His supporters are guilty by association and must face similar justice.

But in To Kill a Mockingbird, Atticus Finch told Scout, "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view, until you climb inside of his skin and walk around in it." This is the essence of empathy. You can't understand someone until you've walked a mile in his shoes. Let's for a moment climb inside Donald Trump's skin and walk around in it.

Trump was a successful businessman, a billionaire with properties, resorts, golf courses, and hotels around the world. He owned a huge private jet, only a half-step down from the one he currently uses. He has a beautiful wife and family; his children are smart and following in his business footsteps. He hosted a wildly successful television show, was a household name and a darling of the media before he decided to run for president. Yet he gave that up. Why would he do that?  As a septuagenarian, did his ego demand one more even bigger prize? Or, as some have speculated, was he approached by a group of patriots several years ago and told in no uncertain terms about the Deep State and America's trajectory into the abyss? Perhaps he was told that he was the only one who could run for president, have a chance of winning, then slow or stop America's decline.

Did he, as a consummate patriot, take up the challenge? Someday we may learn why he gave up a comfortable and successful life in exchange for years of scorn and derision. In Hillary Clinton, he fought a political opponent who was challenging, not personally, but for what and whom she represented: the establishments of both parties, the donor classes, the media, Hollywood, academia, and the Clinton machine that has been active since her husband's presidency two decades earlier.

He worked his butt off, campaigning around the clock. From his tweets at 4 A.M. to his campaign rallies in multiple states in a single day, he worked harder than any candidate in recent memory. His opponent did the opposite. Sipping chardonnay and napping, she listened to her cheerleaders in the media, fawning over her every utterance, telling her repeatedly that she would win the election easily, and doing most of the campaigning for her.

Media coverage of Trump was and still is over 90 percent negative. His own party worked against his election, the party he represented and brought victory to. The big names in the GOP tried to undermine him – McCain, Romney, Bush, Ryan – all past presidents or candidates, the heavy hitters in the GOP, not to mention the Republican NeverTrump whiners. Then there was the Deep State, the unelected and unaccountable three-letter agencies, conspiring and working against Donald Trump, not only as a candidate, but also as president. They spied on his campaign, creating fictional dossiers used to justify FBI surveillance of Trump, his entire campaign staff, and his family. It was a concerted effort by the leadership of these agencies to prevent his election, then "an insurance policy" to destroy his presidency as a Plan B.

Phony accusations or Russian collusion tainted his presidency, providing a cloud over his election, much like a successful athlete winning a medal or championship fair and square and against all odds, then having his victory tainted with the accusation of rigging or cheating. How would such a winner react to claims that he didn't really win? Especially when he had worked so hard for victory and had so little help in the process.

The Russian collusion story taints Trump's successful campaign and election. The Mueller investigation and drumbeat from the media share the common refrain that Trump is an illegitimate president, that he cheated to win, conspiring with an enemy country. This is the same country, ironically, that so many of Trump's critics were in love with only a few years ago.

Trump has been working hard as president, accomplishing more in his first 500 days than any of his predecessors – tax cuts, a roaring economy, record unemployment, a reversal of 50 years of failed policy toward North Korea, strong judicial picks, and so on. Does he get any credit from the media or his own party? Hardly. Instead, scorn and insults continue to rain down on his head.  Wouldn't you be frustrated and bitter standing in his shoes?

Last is the Mueller indictment of 12 phantom Russians over supposedly hacking the DNC computers – computers the FBI did not even examine. Indictments are simply accusations, not verdicts in a court of law, and were announced the last business day before Trump's Russia summit. What a coincidence of timing, painting Trump in a box where he has to either validate the Russian collusion narrative or question the veracity of the U.S. intelligence community. Always the contrarian, he chose the latter option during his press conference with Putin.

Does Trump fully trust the intelligence services, the same ones that conspired to spy on his campaign and undermine his election, then tried to overturn his presidency? All this is based on the nonsensical assertion that Russia hacked the election, an absurd concept that even the media's savior Barack Obama said was impossible: "There is no serious person out there who would suggest somehow that you could even rig America's elections."

This is the same Intelligence Community that exonerated Hillary Clinton for crimes proven but never investigated and indicted Donald Trump for crimes investigated ad nauseam but never proven. The same Intelligence Community that told the world that Saddam had WMDs, dragging the U.S. and other countries into a costly and counterproductive war.

Put yourself in Trump's shoes: a highly successful businessman, in the latter years of his life, taking on the Herculean task of running for and winning the U.S. presidency. In victory he finds nothing but abuse, scorn, and betrayal, by friend and foe alike. He is surrounded by landmines, his intelligence community plotting a path to make sure he steps on one landmine after another. This is a journey few mortals would undertake or survive.

Is it any wonder he is pushing back against those trying to destroy him and his presidency, including the FBI, DOJ, and CIA, all in the thick of seditious activity against the duly elected president? He has few friends in Washington, D.C.; many who should have his back are eager to bury a knife in it instead.

The simplest explanations are often the best. Walk a mile in Trump's shoes, and his actions make all the sense in the world. A guy chosen by ordinary people, trying to make America great again despite so much of America trying to stop and destroy him. How would any rational person behave when standing in Trump's shoes?

Today, there is barely a peep in the mainstream media about the Clinton-Fusion-Putin connection. Imagine the outrage that would have ensued if we had learned that Trump had hired an opposition research firm with Putin-linked clients to dig up dirt on Clinton and that senior Russian government officials had been the sources of the unsubstantiated allegations that were leaked to the media. The left would be screaming, “Smoking gun!”

“Strzok could not recall being told that 30,000 emails from the Secretary of State had been contemporaneously redirected to an enemy? It seems that the Obama administration was compromised by a foreign enemy because of the stupidity of the secretary of state and the malfeasance of the FBI’s counterespionage division, which was distracted by its efforts to take down the Republican presidential nominee. In what world is this not a HUGE story? If we had a truly nonpartisan, unbiased free press, this would be banner headlines. But the entire media complex is instead talking about the Trump/Putin press conference.”
            -Gary Bauer

“By the left’s definition, we could impeach and try for treason any president that even dared to talk to someone who was unfriendly with us. But, really, the left knows this. They choose to ignore it, because by screaming ‘traitor, traitor, traitor’ now, they’ve ratcheted up the hate quotient of their base for Trump. That’s what they want. Imagine if someone had called President Trump a ‘traitor’ for talking to the Castro regime. The squealing by the left would be loud and long.”
                -Investor’s Business Daily

Socialism surging: There are 42 Democrats running for offices at the federal, state and local levels this year with formal endorsement from the Democratic Socialists of America, The DSA’s paid membership hovered around 6,000 in recent years, but last week, its paid membership hit 45,000 nationwide…..”little distinction made between the terms “democratic socialism” and “socialism” in the group’s literature…..the DSA constitution describes their members as socialists who “reject an economic order based on private profit” and “share a vision of a humane social order based on popular control of resources and production, economic planning, equitable distribution, feminism, racial equality and non-oppressive relationships….Members often refer to each other “comrades,” wear clothing featuring socialist symbols..and promote authors such as Karl Marx.”

The Left’s Newest Star Is None Too Bright.
Now she’s campaigning with Bernie.
“The future of the Democratic Party”,  Ocasio-Cortez, Calls for Occupation of Airports, ICE Offices: ‘We Have to Mobilize’

“Non-Binary” thug with green hair attacks and spits on teen Trump supporter in Seattle.

Maxine Waters supporters burn American flag.

Leftists Plan Nationwide Protest of SCOTUS Nominee.

Gun control advocates are hyperventilating over Kavanaugh.

Hillary’s claim that Kavanaugh would ‘turn the clock back to the 1850s’ was based on satire from a Trump-supporter

Hispanic organization supports Kavenaugh.

“Russian collusion by Saul Alinsky”:   Alinsky actually counseled radical leftists to look in the mirror and whatever you see, blame the other guy for doing or being that exact same thing.

 “Five days after the Helsinki summit I am inclined to believe that President Donald Trump either knows exactly what he is doing—that there is uncanny finesse and foresight behind his bluster—or else that he is guided by an almost unfailing intuition, with similar results. Trump’s refusal to parrot the Intel-deepstaters’ “Russiagate” narrative at last Monday’s press conference is a case in point. That refusal was perfectly justified, on factual as well as political and moral grounds. No evidence of any kind exists to prove Russian meddling in 2016, or thereafter. It never will be found, because Podesta’s and DNC mails were leaked, not hacked. The Meddling Myth is simply a tool the Deep State has used since December 2016 to torpedo Trump’s attempt at d├ętente with Moscow. Its operatives saw it, rightly, as a threat to the maintenance of the neolib-neocon system of full-spectrum global dominance. It was right and proper for Trump to refuse to grand credibility to this narrative.”
“Imagine for a moment that the President had told Putin where to stuff that souvenir World Cup soccer ball. The media would have briefly approved, critics might have issued momentary grudging appreciation, and John Brennan might have put down the voodoo doll. Meanwhile, the layer of ice that would have encased the relationship would shut the door on things Trump actually wants to achieve, goals a little more lasting than kicking Putin in the shins in public.”
A New York University Russian Studies professor emeritus said the critical reaction to President Donald Trump's summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin is "like mob violence." "I've never seen anything like it in my life”
What Critics Missed About the Trump-Putin Summit
Surber:  The fervid and fetid attacks on President Trump and the American people who elected him took another strange turn this week when our attackers wet themselves crying treason because President Trump was diplomatic with Putin.

Still waiting for the outrage on Mexico´s election meddling

A professor's call to shut down our nation's universities.

Plastic straw feel-goodery

“The rights of neutrality will only be respected when they are defended by an adequate power. A nation, despicable by its weakness, forfeits even the privilege of being neutral.”
               -Alexander Hamilton