Friday, March 22, 2019

op ed review 3/24

President Trump’s proposed federal budget for 2020 aims to cut all funding for PBS and NPR, along with the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA).
The Defense Department has identified $12.8 billion in possible funding that it could use to fulfill President Trump’s call for a border wall.
Trump gets a U.S. Supreme Court victory on immigration detention
President Trump Donates First Quarter 2019 Salary, $100,000, to Homeland Security
Trump’s Popularity Soars in Midwestern Battleground States

Ted Koppel: Trump's 'Not Mistaken' That Liberal Media Are Blatantly 'Out to Get Him'

Elizabeth Warren wants to abolish the Electoral College
Obama appointed judge blocks Kentucky’s new law banning abortion of babies with beating hearts
President Trump’s 2020 spending proposal has drawn criticism from deficit hawks worried that it fails to balance the budget within a decade, but some Democrats are promoting a new economic theory that says deficits don’t really matter.

“People didn’t use to use the word embarrassing about Seattle, but they use it a lot now,” the narrator to a new KOMO News special titled “Seattle is Dying” says. The focus of the special is homelessness and the ways in which it has changed the city.
Must see:  This is the KOMO video report, “Seattle is dying”

Political leaders and public figures were falling over themselves this weekend to condemn the mosque attacks in New Zealand, while dozens of Christians were slaughtered by Muslims in Nigeria to the sound of crickets.
Double the number of Christians killed worldwide last year
New Zealand Killer: Nation with Closest ‘Values to My Own Is the People’s Republic of China’
But media calls the New Zealand shooter 'right-wing'

As Russia collusion fades, Ukrainian plot to help Clinton emerges

Democrats want to change the rules because they aren’t winning anymore
New York Times:  “The Electoral College Is the Greatest Threat to Our Democracy”

Conservatives face a tough fight as Big Tech's censorship expands
Facebook blocks Trump’s social media chief: 'Why are you silencing me?'
Rep. Devin Nunes Sues Twitter for $250 Million in Damages for “Shadow-Banning” Conservatives to Influence Elections

This is a joke right?  ABC Panel finds “The GOP Is Too Far to the Right, Dems Closer to the Center”

ICE Union says ‘Thousands of Illegal Aliens Are Being Released into U.S.’ with ‘Catch and Release in Overdrive’
Dramatic video shows dozens of Central American migrants cutting and shoving their way through a hole in a California border fence
400 Migrants Apprehended Within Five Minutes in El Paso Sector
There are 644,488 illegal aliens remaining in our country who have already been served final deportation orders.  No resources to find them and send them back.
The road rage suspect who killed a sheriff’s deputy, wounded a police officer and died in a central Washington state shootout this week was living in the United States illegally,

House Democrats want to spend $100 million to give away free diapers to low-income families.

Gil Gutknecht  5/15

Watching the Jeep Super Bowl commercial (see the link below) several times, it suddenly became clear, President Trump is on his way to a 45 state landslide.

You are way out over your skis, some will say. Get this guy some smelling salts! What about the nonstop investigations? What about Stormy Daniels and Robert Mueller? What about the angry Left and their apologists in the national media? What about Mr. Trump’s prickly, in your face persona? What about the feckless Congressional Republicans and the never Trumpers? What if the trade talks with the Communist Chinese come up empty? 

Watching the Jeep ad, it became crystal clear. None of that really matters. It is just noise. 

All elections boil down to fairly simple questions. The next election will not be a matchup between a larger than life Donald Trump and one of the twenty-odd, Left-lurching munchkins. It won’t even be a contest between a Republican and a Democrat (Socialist). It will be a contest between those who love this country and those who don’t.  It’s as simple as that. 

The marketing and advertising guys at Jeep understand that here in the land of the free, there is still a majority of us who are patriots. Especially among prospective Jeep buyers. Ask yourself this, how many people share the same distain for our country that most leading Democrats do?
Democrats reinforce this every day. 

The Left wants to destroy everything most of us believe in. It wasn’t a slip of the tongue when New York Governor Cuomo said that he didn’t think America was that great. Like the militant Taliban, they want to tear down the monuments and memorials that a handful of radicals think offensive. To them, our founding was flawed. Our founders were racists slave owners. Christopher Columbus was a criminal. American history is pockmarked with one abuse after another. 

Democrats somehow have convinced themselves that most of the problems in the world can be blamed on the United States. Others are poor because we are rich. To them our wealth has nothing to do with free people interacting in a free market. No, it is because we have exploited and stolen from others. They conveniently ignore the enormous price Americans have paid to plant the flag of Liberty around the globe. 

They are now willing to openly advance Socialism as the only cure for the inequities of Capitalism. Never mind the overwhelming evidence that raw Socialism goes against human nature and it has never worked…anywhere. 

They believe traditional morality is passé. Marriage is outdated. People of faith are only slightly higher than Neanderthals. The Left worships humanism, diversity, the environment and the latest class of victims. Their only sacrament seems to be the sacrificing of the unborn, slaughtering them even after babies are born alive.  It is sick!

The fight over the border wall crystallizes this great divide. The Left has so much contempt for this country that they do not believe we have the right to defend our borders. With the help of fellow-travelers in the media, they torture our language. They turn the arguments on their head convincing some that those who believe in the rule of law and that citizenship remain a precious thing are just mean-spirited. Anyone who disagrees must be shamed and demeaned. Even expressing the view that Western Civilization is worth defending is now branded as hate speech. 

Ordinary Americans, the ones who defend this nation and get a little misty watching the Jeep commercial, have had more than enough of the self-righteous, Blame America First crowd. The vitriol that Democrats dispense daily for our country, its values and its history cannot be explained away. Voters see it clearly. They know that the anti-America crowd cannot relate to them, let alone understand how they feel. Donald Trump clearly loves this country and he does relate to them. 

Distain for America may be just the ticket to move the Democrat base. Democrats don’t see the oncoming train, but they have punched their ticket to electoral disaster in the general election. 

You can drive that Jeep to the bank. 

Here’s the Jeep ad:

“The left refers to the skeptics of ‘climate change’ alarmism as ‘anti-science.’ But when it comes to left-wing passions like the $15 minimum wage, a ‘universal basic income’ and the ‘wealth tax,’ it is the left that ignores evidence.”
                -Larry Elder

“The Electoral College is the last remnant of the Founders’ vision for a state-governed republic, rather than an all-powerful central gov’t. The 17th Amendment eliminated state authority in Congress. Killing the EC will officially eliminate state authority over the presidency.”
                 -Sean Davis

‘Damn socialism, why are you chasing me?’ Chinese-Americans see ghost of communism in Democrats’ leftward turn.

Am I a Democrat?  Here’s the checklist.

Socialism: An Old Dogma With No New Tricks

Bernie Sanders in the 1970s urged nationalization of most major industries.

United Nations Honors Che Guevara—Yet Again.  Here’s what he said once:  “Violence is inevitable! To establish Socialism rivers of blood must flow! If the nuclear missiles had remained [in Cuba] we would have fired them against the heart of the U.S. including New York City. The victory of socialism is worth millions of atomic victims!”

Why do so many of our university professors argue that socialism is a better way to peace and prosperity than capitalism? Because it is, to them, an article of faith. To admit that socialism has failed -- repeatedly, consistently and abysmally -- for over a century would be, for them, to deny their god. 

Liberals apparently chose the polar bear as a poster child for global warming because the bears are considered cute, although no one who had a close encounter with a polar bear would describe it that way. Why global warming would be harmful to polar bears was never persuasively explained, nor was there any explanation of how the bears had survived many climatic changes over hundreds of thousands of years. In any event, it’s time to call the whole thing off. Polar bears are thriving:

Unmarried couples flogged in Indonesia after they were caught behaving amorously -- a crime under Sharia law.

The sympathy with Islamic jihadists is the necessary perverse outcome of a deep mental illness which I diagnose and call Islamophilia.  This is the exaggerated love of Islam and of followers of Islam based upon a desire to bring death and destruction to Christians, Jews, and even those secularists who remain loyal to Judeo-Christian morality. 

Muslim Doctor Stuns CNN: “President Trump And GOP ´Beloved´ In Much Of The Muslim World…..the Trump administration is not Islamophobic.”

Ocasio-Cortez Joins De Blasio In Call To Punish Asian Students.  Progressives want to lower the standards of admission at New York's top public high schools in the name of diversity. And they don't care how many Asian students it harms.

Democratic New York Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez called illegal immigrants her constituents.

Ocasio-Cortez Blames Low Favorability on Racism, Sexism, Fox News

“The Politically Incorrect Guide to Climate Change”  by Marc Morano.  Mark Levin says, "This book arms every citizen with a comprehensive dossier on just how science, economics, and politics have been distorted and corrupted in the name of saving the planet."

Here’s what they really want:  “Ending climate change requires the end of capitalism.”

Rep. Ilhan Omar has become widely known for her attacks on supporters of Israel. Ms. Omar is a naturalized citizen whose Somali refugee family settled in the U.S. to escape starvation, famine and civil war. Another name is worth recognition and remembrance, especially among Somali refugees: Lawrence Freedman. Freedman was the first American killed as part of the relief effort in Somalia in 1992. Any American casualty is noteworthy, but Freedman’s sacrifice stands out because he was Jewish.

The people who thirst for justice over Washington’s continued attempts to deny Donald Trump the power of the presidency make a mistake in treating Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s probe as an actual whodunnit. If this were an Agatha Christie novel, it would have ended with the revelation that the investigation was sourced in Hillary Clinton opposition research renamed for dramatic effect “the Steele dossier.” The “who” that “dunnit” was none other than Barack Obama’s CIA and FBI turning that farcical absurdity into probable cause to go fishing into the life of Donald Trump to find something, anything, that might damage him.

Young People’s Embrace of Socialism Shows Why We Shouldn’t Lower the Voting Age

Roger Simon:  Trump's Most Daunting Task: Educating on Socialism

“Laws that forbid the carrying of arms … disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes… Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
            -Cesare Beccaria

Sunday, March 17, 2019

op ed review 3/17

President Trump issued the first veto of his presidency, rejecting a congressional resolution that would have blocked him from funding his border wall without congressional approval. 12 RINO senators voted with Democrats! 

Trump releases 2020 budget seeking additional billions for border wall, and work requirements for welfare programs.

Lisa Page said FBI discussed charging Hillary Clinton with 'gross negligence' in 2016, and Obama DOJ told them to stand down.
Hillary Clinton received what amounts to a secret pre-pardon from the Obama DOJ

Media Magic: How a Democrat Pedophile Became a ‘Trump Scandal’

Trump blasts California governor for halting executions. “Defying voters, the Governor of California will halt all death penalty executions of 737 stone cold killers. Friends and families of the always forgotten VICTIMS are not thrilled, and neither am I!” Trump tweeted early Wednesday.

Social justice warriors are outraged by the second annual report of the California Racial and Identity Profiling Advisory Board, which found very few incidents of racial profiling by police across the state.

More than half of all illegal immigrants arrested at the US-CANADA border are Mexican.
2,287 Illegal Aliens Detained for Exposure to Contagious Diseases
Man ordered detained by ICE 9 times arrested on suspicion of San Jose woman’s stabbing death.
While everyone sleeps, the courts are abolishing all immigration enforcement.
It's Official: Democrats Want Illegal Aliens Voting in U.S. Elections

Pentagon signs directive to implement transgender military ban

Tucker Carlson: “We will never bow to the leftist mob's attempts to silence us, no matter what”

Democrats Push to Make Washington, D.C., the Fifty-first State

Two contrasting views of where America is heading:
Conrad Black is an optimist:  “The Emerging Democratic Minority”  The biases of the media are so pervasive that there is little recognition of the steady disintegration of the Democrats, though it is occurring every day. Rational and intelligent members of the center-Left write to me every week with new concerns about where the Left is going. The Democratic National Committee’s decision not to allow Fox News to put on one of their candidates’ debates confirms the weakness of the party and of its leaders. The process of atomizing society into smaller and smaller bearers of less and less widespread grievances, on each of which the whole movement of protest, uproot, reveal, and punish is in constant paroxysms of righteousness, is becoming louder and faster and more absurdly overwrought by the day.”

Pat Buchanan offers a darker view: “How Middle America Is to Be Dispossessed.”  In all but one of the last seven presidential elections, Republicans lost the popular vote. George W. Bush and Donald Trump won only by capturing narrow majorities in the Electoral College. Hence the grand strategy of the left: to enlarge and alter the U.S. electorate so as to put victory as far out of reach for national Republicans as it is today for California Republicans, and to convert the GOP into America’s permanent minority party……If the new U.S. electorate of, say, 2024, includes tens of millions of new voters —16- and 17-year-olds; illegal migrants; ex-cons; new legal immigrants from Asia, Africa and Latin America who vote 70 to 90 percent Democratic, the political future of America has already been determined.   California, here we come.

Interesting view of Trump: “Trump Is an Army of One”
Presidents typically have the backing and support of their political party. Although all presidents have the bully pulpit to broadcast their messages, the presidency is a busy job, and the president must delegate messaging and branding to surrogates, including elected officials in the president's party. Barack Obama had legions of apologists and defenders. Every congressional Democrat and scores of leftovers from the Clinton administration were ready, willing, and able to defend all things Obama, as well as viciously pounce on any of his detractors…..Then along came Donald Trump……He was not part of either party's ruling cabal, having never held elective office or political appointment.  He did not campaign or arrive at the White House with an entourage of advisers and staff from previous stints as a governor or senator.  Trump was an army of one. Now, in the second half of his first term in office, he remains the king of a nonexistent political party, at least in Washington, D.C. His actual party is "yuuuge," with a political base that elected and likely will re-elect him in 2020. Trump hovers around 50 percent in the polls with 90-plus-percent support among Republicans. Yet Trump is largely alone.  Where are Republican members of Congress?  Where are the pundits?  Defenders are as scarce as moderate Democrats. Nancy Pelosi is on television more in one week than Paul Ryan was in two years. Fortunately, Trump is a fighter.  No other Republican could withstand the daily blistering barrage from the media and both political parties ganging up on him to destroy his presidency.  Imagine how much more he could have accomplished in his first two years with solid support from the GOP, advancing his agenda and pushing back against spy-gate tricksters?


“I don’t miss it. You know, everything now … everyone has to know your politics. I tried to use Johnny’s model, and I would get hate mail from both sides equally and thought, ‘Well, that’s fabulous. That’s exactly what I want.’ But when people see you as one-sided, it makes it tough. And, you know, I did it when Clinton was horny and Bush was dumb, and it was just a little easier. Now it’s all very serious. I’d just like to see a bit of civility come back to it.”
          -Jay Leno

“For most kids, college is about the ‘experience.’ For parents, it’s about social status and credentials. For administrators, it’s about money. For many professors, it’s about ideological indoctrination. Few people in any of these groups care about the actual education.”
           -Matt Walsh

“Years ago, a white friend told me her son came home from middle school in tears, overcome with guilt. He was taught that his white ancestors were responsible for horrible things done to native Americans, blacks, and women. Today, her son is a young adult communist. He hates America and believes white men are the greatest source of evil in the world. He actually said he will not have children because he does not want to bring more of his kind into the world.”

During a guest lecture at Boston University, University of Washington Professor Robin DiAngelo told the audience a “dangerous white person” sees people as individuals rather than by skin color.

Generation Z has a more positive view of the word "socialism" than previous generations, andalong with millennials — are more likely to embrace socialistic policies and principles than past generations, according to a new Harris Poll.

Universities have created a generation of intolerant white liberals. Here’s how.

Dennis Prager:  Leftism Eradicates Character

Global Cooling: The Real Climate Threat

Montana just endured one of the nation’s most exceptional cold spells on record

Christian Basilica in Paris Muslim Suburb Heavily Vandalized

No comment from her office about Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI) following an Instagram account depicting Jews as rats.

Ocasio-Cortez blasts capitalism as an 'irredeemable' system

AOC: Those Without Jobs 'Are Left to Die' in US

Meet Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s Rasputin

Exposing the Real Costs of “Green” Energy

5 Hysterical Environmentalist Claims debunked.

NYC Mayor Bill De Blasio Announces 'Meatless Mondays' In Public Schools To 'Save The Earth'

Why do Republicans still back Trump? The answer is simple: Attitude and gratitude

VDH:  The 21st century is in danger of becoming an era of statue smashing and historical erasure. Not since the iconoclasts of the Byzantine Empire or the epidemic of statue destruction during the French Revolution has the world seen anything like the current war on the past.

Tammy Bruce: Democrats casually admit their obscene accusations against Trump and his supporters was a sham

Media Matters has been throwing stones at Tucker Carlson from its own glass house
Mark Steyn: I've had the pleasure of appearing on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show. But, even if I hadn't, I would watch it. It is by far the most interesting show on cable news.

Return of the Sowell Man

I Was America’s First ‘Nonbinary’ Person. It Was All a Sham.

“We make men without chests and expect of them virtue and enterprise. We laugh at honor and are shocked to find traitors in our midst.”
        -C.S. Lewis