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Liberal Writer Just Comes Out and Says It: “Get Rid of ICE”

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We actually appreciate it when liberals just come out and say what they mean. It makes it so much easier to have a serious debate when the extreme left takes off its mask of, “Oh, we believe in the Second Amendment, we just…” hemhawing and just says it outright: “We think all guns should be banned.” It’s easier for everyone to know exactly where they stand when the radical feminists don’t bother with, “Well, I personally would never have an abortion, but…” and just comes out with it: “We think there should be a free Planned Parenthood on every streetcorner.” When the left says what it really means, moderate Democrat voters can see, plainly and simply, what it is they’re supporting with their vote and decide with all the facts if they want to keep doing that.

That’s why we don’t see this kind of honesty very often.

So here’s to Ryan Cooper at The Week, who had one of those come-out-and-say-it moments as it pertains to illegal immigration: Essentially, he doesn’t think it should be a thing. Not in the way YOU think it shouldn’t be a thing, mind you. No, Cooper thinks we should basically erase “illegal immigration” off the map as a prosecutable crime and, as such, we should get rid of the federal agency in charge of deporting these immigrants back home.

From his column:

The most notorious government agency under the Trump presidency is surely U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE. The president may not be able to build his wall, but he can turn a horde of goons loose on America’s schools, churches, and homes.

In the spirit of bold policy ideas, allow me to propose a reform of ICE: Just get rid of it. There is simply no need to have an agency whose major task is rounding up and deporting otherwise law-abiding immigrants.

[…]

Abolishing ICE would have to be part of a broader immigration reform. The best way to start is with full legal amnesty for all unauthorized immigrants and an overhaul of the legal immigration procedure to make it drastically simpler and considerably easier to gain residence.

Whew, doesn’t that feel good! Confession is good for the soul. Cooper’s dream is shared by all pro-illegal immigration Democrats, but he’s one of the few who will admit it. Just get rid of deportations, legalize all aliens, and then reduce the red tape of immigration down to little more than a form at the border: Would you like to stay in the U.S. as a permanent resident? Check Yes or No, sign here, don’t forget to check out Disneyland. Boom, overnight, you’ve solved the illegal immigration crisis.

You can’t have illegal immigration, after all, if there’s no law against it anymore.

Trump Lays Down Awesome Truth About Russian Meddling: “Get Smart America!”

Mon, 02/19/2018 - 07:53

The indictments handed down by Special Counsel Robert Mueller all but vindicated President Donald Trump and his campaign.

By noting specifically that there was nothing in the indictment that suggested that any American “wittingly” helped the Russians and that there was no allegation that the Russians changed the outcome of the election, Mueller dealt a brutal blow to El Resistance and sent the president to his favorite crowing station: Twitter. Trump this weekend took to his account to blast Democrats for turning the Russia investigation into a partisan witchhunt, saying that if Moscow wanted to create trouble in the United States, they had accomplished their mission.

“If it was the GOAL of Russia to create discord, disruption and chaos within the U.S. then, with all of the Committee Hearings, Investigations and Party hatred, they have succeeded beyond their wildest dreams,” he wrote. “They are laughing their asses off in Moscow. Get smart America!”

This is exactly what we’ve been thinking for months. The earliest message from the U.S. intelligence community was not that Putin wanted Trump to win the election, per se, but that he wanted to undermine faith in America’s democracy. Well – game, set, match. Because thanks to the Democrats and their harebrained conspiracy theories – fanned by the media, the Clinton camp, and, indeed, the Obama holdovers at the FBI – they have managed to do just that. Half this country now believes that Donald Trump is an illegitimate president because they fell for Russian propaganda that told them so…and that was illuminated by the indictment as well.

Of course, it isn’t that Russia was so brilliant in their strategy, it’s that people believe what they want to believe. And so if you have the media trumpeting 24/7 that Trump didn’t really win the election fair and square and you have a few outlets even holding out hope that Hillary Clinton could still come back and take over, you get the Resistance. A bunch of spoiled, idiot liberals who thought Barack Obama was going to usher in 1,000 years of progressive paradise. And they just couldn’t stand to realize that, no, that wasn’t going to happen. Thank God.

Hopefully, we’re now reaching the point in all of this where we can just move on. Whatever damage Russia did, we came out of it with one of the greatest presidents in the modern history of this country. Sometimes the silver lining really isn’t that difficult to find. Let’s do what we can to protect ourselves against this kind of meddling in the future, give up the silly idea that Trump is secretly working for the Kremlin, and focus on the roaring business of making America great again. When it’s all said and done, Putin will realize that the worst damage he could have done to America would have been to stand aside and let Hillary win.

This Teacher’s Response to School Shooting is the Best We’ve Read

Sun, 02/18/2018 - 08:32

A teacher in Florida had one of the best responses to the school shooting in Parkland last week – a Facebook post that recognized that there is something sick in our society that has nothing to do with AR-15s, the NRA, or the Republican Party.

“Okay, I’ll be the bad guy and say what no one else is brave enough to say, but wants to say,” wrote Kelly Guthrie Raley, a Teacher of the Year winner from Eustis, Florida. “Until we, as a country, are willing to get serious and talk about mental health issues, lack of available care for the mental health issues, lack of discipline in the home, horrendous lack of parental support when the schools are trying to control horrible behavior at school (oh no! Not MY KID. What did YOU do to cause my kid to react that way?), lack of moral values, and yes, I’ll say it – violent video games that take away all sensitivity to ANY compassion for others’ lives – as well as reality TV that makes it commonplace for people to constantly scream up in each others’ faces and not value any other person but themselves, we will have a gun problem in school.”

Raley said that things had changed drastically in American society since she embarked on her teaching career twenty years ago and none of them had a thing to do with the proliferation of firearms. She noted that in her first years as a teacher, she never had to be concerned about calling a student’s parents about the child’s behavior only to have the parent blame anyone and everyone else.

“Parents, it’s time to step up!” she wrote. “Be the parent that actually gives a crap! Be the annoying mom that pries and knows what your kid is doing. STOP being their friend. They have enough ‘friends’ at school. Be their parent. Being the ‘cool mom’ means not a damn thing when either your kid is dead or your kid kills other people because they were allowed to have their space and privacy in YOUR HOME.”

People on both the left and the right are sick of having the same debate after every mass shooting. So let’s stop having it! Let’s change our focus on the things that we can change, the things that might just have more to do with our current situation than the sale of assault rifles. Republicans are good about saying, “Oh, no, it’s about this and about that,” but we never actually TALK about this or that. Democrats are good for blaming guns but they never actually do anything other than reach for pie-in-the-sky solutions that wouldn’t change a damn thing.

We’re not sure we agree with every word this teacher wrote (although we do agree with much of it) but at least she had the courage to say there might be something other than gun control to talk about when teenagers are murdering their fellow students. That’s a good start.

White House Slams Dems on Immigration, But What About These 8 Republicans?

Fri, 02/16/2018 - 07:28

After several immigration bills failed to get 60 votes in the Senate on Thursday, the White House released a statement blaming the Democrats for failing to take the issue of DACA legislation seriously enough to reach a compromise.

“Today, the Schumer Democrats in the Senate demonstrated again that they are not serious about DACA, they are not serious about immigration reform, and they are not serious about homeland security,” said White House press secretary Sarah Sanders. “Schumer Democrats chose to filibuster it because they are held hostage by the radical left in their party, which opposes any immigration control at all.”

President Trump threw his support behind a bill sponsored by Sen. Chuck Grassley during debate – a bill that came very close to matching the proposal made by the president himself. Under that legislation, Congress would have allocated $25 billion for the border wall, put an end to chain migration, and closed up shop on the ludicrous diversity visa lottery. In exchange, Democrats would have been given an amnesty gift in the form of a path to citizenship for 1.8 million illegal immigrants who were brought to the U.S. as minors.

Only 39 Senators voted for the bill.

So here we see that Democrats, while a problem, are not the only problem. Republican support for the president’s broadly-popular immigration agenda is still astoundingly weak because too many people wearing the GOP pin are beholden to big business donors who depend on the cheap, easy labor afforded them by unrestrained immigration levels.

This is why you saw eight Republican senators joining Schumer in an amendment that would have given amnesty to almost every illegal immigrant in the country, barring those who have been convicted of a serious crime. Mike Rounds, Johnny Iskason, Lamar Alexander, Susan Collins (of course), Lisa Murkowski (of course), Jeff Flake (of course), Lindsey Graham, and Cory Gardner shamed themselves by signing on to this reckless proposal.

We’ve already seen what happens when we start using terms like “prosecutorial discretion,” which is how Schumer’s amendment characterized the new deportation policy. It’s the kind of thing that sounds so, so reasonable (why WOULDN’T you prioritize the deportation of criminals?) on the surface, but as seen with Obama’s two executive orders and his own “discretion,” it results in blanket amnesty for illegal immigrants. And if this fight over DACA has proved anything, it’s that once you give the open-borders crowd an inch, they’ll take a mile.

This is not what President Trump campaigned on. This isn’t even CLOSE. It’s time to walk away from this entire sad fracas, end DACA, and get back to the business of deporting illegal immigrants by the van-load. Let the Democrats and the weak-willed Republicans come crawling back on their hands and knees when they want to compromise. And let them know that if it’s going to get done, it’s going to get done the way TRUMP wants it. Period.

Braindead Celebs Blame Republicans for Latest School Shooting

Thu, 02/15/2018 - 09:08

We tuned into the news the moment we heard about the latest tragic school shooting in Parkland, Florida on Wednesday. Maybe we shouldn’t have been surprised to see the hosts and panelists already reading from the same old, tired gun control script they trot out every time one of these unfortunate events goes down, but it seems that the moments between the first reports and the politicization get shorter every time. There’s no time anymore for straight fact reporting. Whether it’s CNN, MSNBC, or, let’s face it, even Fox News, the anchors have to immediately get down to the brass tacks of figuring out who to blame…other than, you know, the actual damn shooter.

Speaking of Fox News, let’s just get this out of the way, because Shepherd Smith was one of those anchors who just couldn’t wait to grab the Gun Control Horn and give it a toot. There weren’t even any initial reports on a number of fatalities by the time Smith was grumbling away to Sen. Bill Nelson (D-FL) about what Washington should do to address these shootings.

“Each time this happens, and how many have happened?” Nelson asked. “We say, enough is enough, and then it happens again.”

“What could Congress do?” asked Smith.

“Well,” Nelson said, “we could not even pass a bill that would take the terrorist watch list and prohibit them a high caliber weapon or any weapon. We couldn’t even get that passed. So when you say ‘What can be done,’ I don’t know the answer to that.”

At least Nelson is being honest about having no clue as to what Congress could or would do about these shootings. That’s a piece better than the celebrities on Twitter, who all seem to know exactly who to blame for Wednesday’s massacre.

“Seventeen more of our young people dead, killed by a shooter with an automatic weapon he had no business having,” wrote Nancy Sinatra. “WAKE UP @HouseGOP and pass sensible gun laws NOW. Stop the carnage.”

We ask yet again: What “sensible” gun laws could be passed that would have prevented this tragedy?

“Another school shooting. This time in Florida. A white male is the gunman. Bet it’s STILL not time to talk about #GunControl,” Yvette Nicole Brown tweeted.

A white male is the gunman. Really? What exactly does THAT mean?

“We have to elect candidates that are not funded by the NRA in November,” wrote Chelsea Handler. “We have an opportunity to elect candidates who won’t allow kids to go to school and get shot. It is disgusting how many times this has happened and Republicans do nothing. You all have blood on your hands.”

What a disgusting and wrongheaded sentiment. Although we’d love to hear from these candidates who “won’t allow” these things to ever happen again. They must know something we don’t.

So it’s the same refrain, over and over again. Republicans are evil, universal background checks (which we already have), the NRA is a terrorist organization, blah blah blah. The moment these idiots actually come up with a solution to these shootings that comes anywhere near the concept of “sensible” without dangerously curtailing freedom, we’re all ears. Until then, they can safely be dismissed as the rabid liberal vultures that they are.

 

“Racist” National Anthem Banned From California High School Events

Wed, 02/14/2018 - 07:58

Is the national anthem too racist for school events?

That’s the prevailing wisdom at California High School in San Ramon where student leadership officials have decided to ban the “Star Spangled Banner” from sports rallies thanks to a “problematic” third verse that has never once been sung at any public event in the history of the United States. Taking their cues from the profiteers over at the NAACP, the school determined that the national anthem is “racist and anti-black,” according to the school’s newspaper, The Californian.

That verse – the one unknown to 99% of Americans  – recites the phrase: “No refuge could save the hireling and slave…”

Gee, how about we just don’t sing that part? Oh, right, we already decided to leave it out…decades ago.

“It was brought to our attention that the national anthem’s third verse is outdated and racially offensive,” wrote the Associated Student Body president in an open letter. “We had nothing but good intentions by removing the song so that we could be fully inclusive to our student body.”

Right, you don’t want to offend all the hirelings and slaves in attendance.

“This verse translated, finds joy in the killing of African-Americans,” he wrote. “To think that our nation’s anthem once had the word slave and ‘land of the free’ in the same sentence leaves me speechless.”

Untrue, sadly.

“Moving forward,” he continued, “we must take action and be inclusive to all. This song was written in 1814. That was 204 years ago. Imagine all the traditions and laws that have changed. As our culture shifts to one that is more diverse and accepting of all types of people, so must our traditions. And although we understand that this anthem represents pride and patriotism in our country to many people, we believe that there are other ways that this can be accomplished without an expense to inclusivity on our campus.”

Oh, we strongly doubt it. Already we’ve learned that our new, “diverse” nation cannot tolerate: The national anthem, memorials to the Founding Fathers, memorials to Confederate soldiers, the American flag, Christopher Columbus, the Constitution (as written), and the President of the United States. And we’re sure if there are any patriotic demonstrations as yet untouched by the liberal agenda, they won’t be left alone for long. Hell, most of the ignorant left in this country believes that any display of patriotism is offensive to illegal immigrants (sorry, undocumented citizens) and residents of other, less fortunate countries. The only proper way to acknowledge your citizenship is with shame, especially if you have the misfortune of being white.

So no, don’t even bother replacing the national anthem with some other form of “pride and patriotism,” because we’re sure that one will be deemed “problematic” as well. Let’s all just stew in our guilt and regret until we implode in one magnificent burst of self-loathing. Should be great fun.

CNN’s Fake News Rollercoaster Comes to a Spectacular Crash

Tue, 02/13/2018 - 06:33

Well, you didn’t exactly need a crystal ball to see this coming. CNN isn’t necessarily the only mainstream media property which has made fake, biased news their calling card since Donald Trump began leading in the Republican primaries, but they’ve undoubtedly been the worst. At least when you’re talking about their competitors over at MSNBC, you know what you’re getting. Rachel Maddow isn’t pretending to run a square game; she’s doing a show for raving liberals and it’s obvious. That’s different from what CNN is doing, which is to put on the façade of hard news while engaging in one of the silliest, fact-challenged political wars we’ve seen in a generation. Their ridiculous “feud” with Trump may have helped them in the short term, but, just as we knew would happen, it came with a steep cost: Credibility.

Now it’s time to pay the piper.

According to Vanity Fair, the cable news network is shedding up to 50 employees from their digital business efforts in the wake of falling ratings and sliding ad revenue. The bloodbath will begin in CNN Money and other online ventures, but if this round of cost-cutting doesn’t streamline the company enough, the employees of CNN proper may want to start looking for another job. This is one ratings rollercoaster that’s coming in for a crash; the results will not be pretty to look at. Though, we admit, we may not be able to stop ourselves from gawking.

“CNN missed its target by tens of millions of dollars, according to a person with knowledge of the numbers,” reported the magazine.

There’s no question that the outsized interest in everything Trump has allowed CNN, Fox, MSNBC, The New York Times, the Washington Post, and every other political news entity to soar on wings of public fascination. But everything comes to an end, and we’re quickly approaching the point where we’ll separate the wheat from the chaff. Who sold their soul to maximize their profits? Who used this period of opportunity to demonstrate to their larger-than-usual readers/viewers that they would call balls and strikes right down the middle? Who turned themselves into World Wrestling Entertainment clowns, slapped a news label on it, and embarrassed journalism while searching desperately for a buck?

Those who chose a moderate path will be rewarded. Those who put imbeciles like Jim Acosta in the White House will now have to reckon with the consequences.

Media: Trump is a Dictator, But Kim Jong Un’s Sister is a DELIGHT!

Mon, 02/12/2018 - 07:46

If it hadn’t happened already, this was the weekend that the anti-Trump “resistance” truly jumped the shark. No one can possibly take it seriously anymore after the media – social and broadcast alike – spent a few days fawning over Kim Jong Un’s sister at the Winter Olympics. This was the moment when even the most hardheaded liberal numbskull should have realized that the media’s outrage at the Trump administration has nothing to do with the facts and everything to do with clickbaiting, ratings-driven, self-satisfied, profiteering sanctimony. This was the weekend when everyone with half a brain should have woken up to the fact that activist Twitter is a joke, CNN is a hotbed of absolute nonsense, and political discussion in America has been reduced to memes and braindead commentary.

“If ‘diplomatic dance’ were an event at the Winter Olympics,” wrote CNN on Saturday, “Kim Jong Un’s younger sister would be favored to win gold. With a smile, a handshake, and a warm message in South Korea’s presidential guest book, Kim Yo Jong has struck a chord with the public just one day into the PyeongChang Games.”

That’s what they wrote about a woman whose official title is Vice Director of the Workers’ Party of Korea Propaganda and Agitation Department. Looks like she’s earned the spot, because the Western media and the gaggle of zombies on social media fell for her propaganda hook, line, and sinker. Absent from the coverage (until the intense backlash began) was any discussion of North Korea’s human rights violations, their starving population, or the nuclear ambitions that threaten global stability – to say nothing of millions of human lives. But hey, Kim Jong Un’s sister glared at Mike Pence, so that makes her ONE OF US!

It occurs to us that if Kim Jong Un were smart, he would step down as God King of North Korea and let his sister take the reins. Suddenly, any criticism of the brutal regime would be re-cast as “sexism.” The awful men of the world just can’t stand to see a strong, sassy woman in charge, you know? Look at Trump, he’s furious that this WOMAN is getting the best of him. Why shouldn’t this brave woman (and a minority, at that!) be allowed to have nuclear weapons? What, are nukes only for WHITE MEN now??! How backwards.

We’d like to pretend that this isn’t a completely plausible scenario, but let’s face it: It is. The liberal movement in the U.S. has long since decided that if a woman or a minority does it, it’s just fine (unless said woman or minority is on Team Trump, of course). And since we’ve seen the evidence firsthand, we don’t have to wonder if that extends all the way to a murderous totalitarian regime: It does.

It’s worth remembering this embarrassing episode the next time CNN assures us that Trump is literally the worst person in the world. Their moral barometer may be just a tad…off.

The FBI Botched the Hell out of the Hillary Clinton Investigation

Sun, 02/11/2018 - 15:11

While the subject of the headline will inspire a clear “duh” in the mind of anyone with two brain cells to rub together, we’re newly astounded at just how sloppy, insincere, and biased the FBI’s investigation into Hillary Clinton really was. If there was an ounce of spine in Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ body, he would demand that the Justice Department re-open the case, look again at all the evidence, re-interview all the participants, and see if there is not a crime (or crimes) worth prosecuting. Because it is clearer every day that Comey and Friends didn’t get the job done the first time around.

Once again, we have Peter Strzok and Lisa Page to thank for the new revelation. If these imbeciles had been around during the Kennedy administration, they would have blown the Warren Commission out of the water. Their text messages have proven to be an absolutely treasure trove of previously-unreleased information; they may be single-handedly responsible for cleaning up the FBI and putting Obama officials behind bars by the time it’s all said and done. If they had done any of this intentionally, we would be ready to throw a parade in their honor. But hey, sometimes heroism is earned, sometimes it’s bestowed upon you.

“Holy cow,” Strzok wrote on June 12, 2016. “If the FBI missed this, what else was missed?”

Hmm? Missed what, honey?

“Remind me to tell you to flag for Andy emails we found that have portion marks (C) on a couple of paras,” he continued. “DOJ was very concerned about this. Found on the 30k [emails] provided to State originally. No one noticed. It cuts against ‘I never sent or received anything marked classified.’”

Note that this exchange took place two days after High Chief James Comey ascended to the golden podium to declare Clinton hereby exonerated for crimes she obviously committed.

Strzok, in the texts, is referring to a review done by the Intelligence Community Inspector General, who, after the FBI had wrapped their investigation, found several emails that had been marked classified but missed by FBI investigators. Not emails marked classified after the fact, like Clinton tried to make it sound in all of her public interviews; emails that were clearly marked AT THE TIME. Spreading those around on an unsecured server is a crime. Period. The FBI…what? Just didn’t read the emails carefully enough?

Or just didn’t care enough.

Whoa: FBI Informant Rips the Lid Off the Uranium One Scandal

Fri, 02/09/2018 - 04:02

In a bombshell statement to three congressional committees, FBI informant Douglas Campbell said Thursday that the Russian government had poured millions of dollars into the U.S. with the intention that it would go to Bill Clinton’s charities while fully expecting that then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton would guide the Obama administration through a “rest” in relations between the two countries. Campbell also informed Congress that he had inside knowledge of Moscow hiring an American lobbying firm specifically because they had influence with Clinton and Obama.

In his written statement, Campbell proved once and for all that the Uranium One deal was not the innocent transaction that Obama, Clinton, and the mainstream media want us to believe.

Naturally, the Democrats are going with the “Oh, this guy has an agenda” line of attack. Because anything that looks bad for them is, obviously, just Republican propaganda. Wonder how long it will be before America starts to see through THAT farce.

Campbell informed Congress that Russian nuclear officials had told him “that they expected APCO [the lobbying firm] to apply a portion of the $3 million annual lobbying fee it was receiving to provide in-kind support for the Clinton’s Global Initiative.”

“The contract called for four payments of $750,000 over twelve months,” Campbell wrote in his testimony. “APCO was expected to give assistance free of charge to the Clinton Global Initiative as part of their effort to create a favorable environment to ensure the Obama administration made affirmative decisions on everything from Uranium One to the U.S.-Russia Civilian Nuclear Cooperation agreement.”

Clinton spokesman Nick Merrill assures us that Campbell’s testimony is just a Republican effort to distract from the Trump/Russian investigation.

“Just yesterday the committee made clear that this secret informant charade was just that, a charade,” Merrill said in a statement. “Along with the widely debunked text-message-gate and Nunes’ embarrassing memo episode, we have a trifecta of GOP-manufactured scandals to distract from their own President’s problems and the threat to democracy he poses.”

Oh, okay. So it’s been “debunked” that Peter Strzok and Lisa Page were radical Trump haters who were meeting in secret to hatch undemocratic plans for his impending election, has it? Don’t think so. Nor was Nunes’ memo “embarrassing” for anyone other than the Obama administration and those who have their identity wrapped up in the certainty that Trump must have really, actually committed treason with the Russians. So if this testimony is on par with those two bombshells, we’d tell Merrill to tell his client: Get ready, because it’s about to start raining hell all over your State Department stint. Again.

It’s worth noting that when Campbell grew concerned about the Obama administration’s willingness to sign away uranium mining rights to the Russians, he asked his supervisors in the Bureau why the U.S. was so nonchalant about giving Putin a clear energy advantage.

“I expressed these concerns repeatedly to my FBI handlers,” he said. “The response I got was that politics was somehow involved.”

Yeah. Some things never change.

New Text Messages Prove One Thing: Barack Obama Lied

Thu, 02/08/2018 - 05:12

Someone needs to demand that every single available text message that was sent between the star-crossed FBI lovers Peter Strzok and Lisa Page be released to the public, because it seems that every new release brings us one step closer to the truth. By the time it’s all said and done, these two could go down as unintentional heroes of the republic, having ripped the mask off of the single most damning conspiracy in our nation’s 250-year history. Of course, that honor would be a little easier to bestow upon them if they weren’t, you know, active participants.

This week, thanks to newly revealed messages between the two, we learned that President Obama lied when he told the public that he does not keep abreast of ongoing FBI investigations. He said that in an interview when asked what he personally knew about the Clinton email scandal and the investigation into the (then likely) Democrat nominee for president. No one particularly believed that load of horse crap at the time, and now we have messages that prove he was being less than truthful about his hands-on experience with the FBI.

Now we see that on September 2, 2016, Page wrote to Strzok that they were getting ready to prep then-FBI Director James Comey because “potus wants to know everything we’re doing.” Keep in mind that these messages were released in the context of Sen. Ron Johnson’s “Clinton Email Scandal and the FBI’s Investigation of It,” so the hint there is that this is what the two are talking about. It’s possible, of course, that they were talking about something else – the Trump/Russia investigation, for instance – but that doesn’t change the color of the map too drastically. It’s still Obama very much keeping abreast of an ongoing FBI investigation.

In fact, if it WAS the Trump/Russia thing, then you have to assume that Obama was hand-on when it came to that as well. Which would mean he was in the loop when the Justice Department successfully bamboozled the FISA court with that phony dossier. Which would mean that he personally approved of his administration illegally spying on an American citizen – someone who was supposedly associated with his chief political rival.

We’re sure that, as a former president, Barack Obama will not feel compelled to testify before any House committees. But the longer this goes on, the more certain we are that, even as aloof as he was known to be as president, he had his sticky fingers all over this debacle.

Harvard: No More Single-Gender Clubs (Except for Women)

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 08:58

Harvard University, desperate to be on the frontlines of the latest trends in social justice, decided last year that it would no longer allow sororities, fraternities, or any other sponsored student organizations to exclude the other gender(s). No more male-only frats, no more female-only sororities, no more girls’ clubs, etc. It was a new day in a new world, and they were just going to put all genders together. After all, where are the clubs for trans-fluid-gender-queer-fish-people? You have to take everyone into consideration, guyz!

The esteemed university finally implemented the ban last week…with one small change. In response to a significant outpouring of opposition from feminists, only male-centered clubs will be banned from campus. So single-gender organizations are no longer allowed at Harvard, with a small exception for one half of the gender spectrum. This is social justice, 2018-style.

Feminists were initially all for the ban and were thrilled to realize that the MALE leaders of MALE organizations would be subject to academic and financial penalties if they did not begin including women in their little clubs. But they were not happy when Harvard tried to use the “good for the goose, good for the gander” approach. After all, this was supposed to be a way to punish the privileged, and no one can seriously argue that a female is EVER privileged, particularly not one who attends one of the most expensive, elite colleges in the Western Hemisphere.

Harvard ultimately relented, as these universities are wont to do when faced with any kind of SJW pressure, and allowed the female-only clubs to continue for what’s being termed a “grace period” of five years. Wow, that’s a hell of a grace period. Incidentally, the policy will come up for review around that exact time, so something tells us there will not soon come a day when Harvard women are forced to let men into their secret sororities.

Which is fine! Why can’t that be fine, the way it’s been fine for a hundred years? Is it so wrong all of a sudden that men and women have their separate spaces – places they can go where the burdens and problems and entanglements of attraction aren’t getting in the way of everything else? What’s not fine is acting like it’s a horrible, outdated thing to have male-only groups while it’s perfectly okay for women to lock themselves in their exclusive towers. That’s the very definition of a sexist policy.

Report: California is Going Even Further to the Left With Next Election

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 05:50

If you thought that California couldn’t possibly stray any more wildly from the values and principles this country was founded on, a new feature story in the Washington Post demonstrates in striking detail how the Golden State is not coming back from the brink anytime soon. Indeed, if the next crop of Democrats in line to run for state office are any indication, the California of today might be considered downright quaint and moderate compared to what’s coming down the pike.

“Here in the self-labeled ‘state of resistance,’ the political debate is being pushed further left without any sign of a Republican renaissance to serve as a check on spending and social policy ambitions,” reads Monday’s feature story. “Even some Republicans are concerned about the departure of Gov. Jerry Brown (D), who proved to be fiscally cautious after inheriting a state seven years ago in deep recession.

“The race to succeed him, as well as contests for U.S. Senate and statewide offices, probably will feature a November ballot exclusively filled with Democrats,” the story continues. “The top two primary finishers compete in the state’s general election regardless of party, setting up several races between the Democrats’ left and even-more-left wings in the nation’s most-populous state, races that could signal the direction of the party’s future.”

Whether or not you happen to live in California, the political trends in that state inevitably play a major role on the national scene. And when it comes to marquee issues like climate change, taxes, immigration, and social progressivism, California has proven over and over again that it is the incubator from which the national Democratic Party pulls their half-baked ideas. Thus, while it might feel nice to just give California a sharp salute and say, “Hey, whatever you guys wanna do,” we don’t have that luxury. We wouldn’t go as far as to say their fate is our fate, but their direction IS the Democratic Party’s direction.

Which tells you everything you need to know about how important it is to keep them out of power in Washington.

As recent events have shown, though, that’s not enough on its own. The Republican Party needs to take a long, hard look at California and figure out what’s going wrong, because the state wields far too much power for us to simply hand it over to the left. Granted, there may be nothing that can be done, given the way the state’s Hispanic population has exploded, but it seems to us there is still an opportunity for the GOP to show it is both pro-Latino and anti-illegal immigration. That CAN’T be the impossible position that the left is brainwashing Americans to believe, and it simply isn’t.

The answer, as always, may come down to simple economics. Sooner or later, the Democrats are going to run California into a debt hole the likes of which no state has ever experienced. When that happens, the fate of many major cities could be that of Detroit, Baltimore, and other mismanaged Democrat metropolises. Then, perhaps, Republicans will have their chance to take over and do it better.

For now, California is the “Resistance” in state form. And we haven’t seen the worst of their craziness yet.

ESPN Leftist: Trump Uses National Anthem Debate as “Racial Porn” for Base

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 08:42

How much longer is Jemele Hill going to be sticking around on ESPN? Don’t get us wrong; we’re sure the network will be pleased to employ her for as long as she wants to stay – not because she’s an invaluable ratings draw but because they’re scared out of their minds to see what might happen if they kick her out on the streets. Besides, they love all of that racial/liberal controversy she generates, no matter what they might say about it in public.

But no, we’re wondering how long Hill herself wants to stay at the channel. Because it seems obvious to us that she would rather go ahead and fully ascend to the platform she feels is rightfully hers: The Queen of Racial Politics.

Hill was at it again this week with an appearance on MSNBC’s most unwatchable show: Politics Nation with Al “I Don’t Know Why I’m Yelling” Sharpton. Hill and Sharpton were discussing Trump’s State of the Union speech, where he issued a pointed proclamation about a young boy who had started a movement of putting flags on the graves of veterans: “This is why we proudly stand for the national anthem.” It was met, predictably, with uproarious cheers on one side of Congress and a whole lot of nothing on the other. We probably don’t need to explain which was which.

Hill, naturally, found it disgusting.

“I think this is going to be probably a constant theme for the president,” she said, “because it’s a very easy dog whistle, it’s low-hanging fruit, it’s what I like to call racial pornography because it’s a way to stoke his base.”

Hill said Trump was “weirdly brilliant because he has been able to hijack the entire conversation and to make this about patriotism. And really, if anybody knew even the smallest bit of American history, they would understand that what the players have chosen to do is the most patriotic thing that you could.”

Erm, no. As Luke Skywalker remarks in the latest Star Wars: “Everything you just said is wrong.”

“I think because there’s a lot of misinformation,” Hill continued, “a lot of people just aren’t interested enough or care enough about the things that are important to the players protesting. It’s been easy for them to latch on to ceremony as opposed to understanding what this cause is really about.”

You have to love this argument. You see? You’re wrong for thinking that these players are disrespecting the anthem by kneeling. They’re actually the biggest patriots in the country! And anyone who thinks otherwise, including the president, is just an ignorant racist.

You literally can’t argue with that because there is no argument. It’s laughable on its face to say that this isn’t about patriotism. These players made it about patriotism when they chose this as their form of protest; you can’t kneel for the anthem and then say it has nothing to do with the anthem. Maybe that passes for logic in the befuddled mind of an NFL linebacker (or in the race-bating mind of Jemele Hill), but sometimes dumb is just dumb.

The 3 Most Inexcusable Things We Learned From the MEMO

Sun, 02/04/2018 - 10:27

It’s been absolutely astounding and eye-opening to watch the mainstream media attack the so-called Nunes Memo. After assuring us for more than a week that the release of the memo would represent an unprecedented threat to our Justice Department, our intelligence agents, and our very democracy, they very quickly changed their tune once the memo was out. Suddenly it was no big deal – an overhyped, underdelivered, partisan nothingburger that no one should pay any attention to.

We wonder sometimes how dumb they take us to be. And then we wonder (reluctantly) if they aren’t closer to the mark than we’d like to believe.

In any case, the memo was anything but a nothingburger. This was a thick, juicy steak filled with the kind of revelations that – if made about the intelligence community’s zeal to go after, say, Hillary Clinton – would have Anderson Cooper and Rachel Maddow and all the rest of the liberal talking heads calling for heads to roll. This was the first hard evidence to back up what many Americans have had cause to believe for more than a year: That biased Obama-loyal officials practiced deception in their efforts to spy on and derail the Trump campaign. And here are the three most disturbing revelations:

#1. The “unverified, salacious” Christopher Steele Dossier formed the entire basis of the Trump/Russia investigation and formed the FBI’s entire application for a warrant to spy on an American citizen.

This was not entirely unexpected news, of course, but now we have the final proof. Without this dossier – a political document bought and paid for by Democratic interests – this investigation would have died a quick and painless death. Don’t try to give us that crap about George Papadopoulos, whom the FBI did not even interview until January 2017. This investigation began in earnest when they got their FISA warrant, and they did that based on a dossier that to this date has NO independent corroboration. That’s not acceptable.

#2. Steele had it out for Donald Trump.

According to the memo, Christopher Steele was an admitted enemy of the Republican nominee. The memo has Steele telling his guy in the FBI, Bruce Ohr, that he “was desperate that Donald Trump not get elected and was passionate about him not being president.” Now, the media and the Democrats want to excuse this by saying of COURSE Steele said that, seeing as how he believed Trump to be a compromised Russian agent. But it is not clear when or how Steele came to these beliefs or if they were ideological in nature. Nor is it clear how that judgement might have influenced his so-called intelligence gathering.

#3. Hillary Clinton colluded with the Russians.

Well, where did the information in the Steele dossier come from, if not Russian spies? There is no other possible source, unless we conclude that Steele simply made it up in his bedroom one night. Assuming this dossier is not Steele’s 2016 presidential election fan fiction, he was relying on Russian government officials who had every reason to feed him a line of bull and send him to his American employers with a whopper of a tale. The Obama administration then used this obvious sack of lies to begin spying on their political opponents. If that’s not “collusion,” then what is?

The media is desperate to bury this story, but sorry, it ain’t going to happen. This is only, as Michelle Malkin said this weekend, the tip of the iceberg. Obama’s Titanic is headed for icy waters.

You Said It, Jim Comey: Weasels and Liars Won’t Win

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 08:10

On Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey climbed atop his own personal Mt. Saintly to once again do holy battle with the perceived forces of evil in Washington. Clearly sensing that his carefully constructed veil of sinlessness was being threatened by a president willing to actually challenge the claimed nonpartisan values of the Justice Department, Comey took to Twitter with a reading from the Book of Pious.

“All should appreciate the FBI speaking up,” Comey wrote of a statement released about the so-called Nunes memo, in which the FBI leadership defended itself against the coming claims of political malfeasance. “I wish more of our leaders would. But take heart: American history shows that, in the long run, weasels and liars never hold the field, so long as good people stand up.”

Unable to resist punctuating this screed with a zinger, Comey added: “Not a lot of schools or streets named for Joe McCarthy.”

Uh-huh. Good one.

But we agree with Comey in the main – weasels and liars will not win in this battle for America’s soul. We just don’t happen to agree with the former director about where those weasels and liars reside.

We’re going to stake our claim with the people who are trying their best to get information out to the public – not those who think we must be shielded from the truth for our own good. Call us old-fashioned, but when one party is making an effort at full transparency and the other one is doing everything they can to put a lid on the evidence…we’re going to side with the transparency. But hey, that’s just us.

We’re not yet sure whether Comey is a boy scout caught up in something above his pay grade or a willing, complicit stain on the integrity of the FBI and the Justice Department. Certainly, he made mistakes. But whether those were truly mistakes done in service of attempting “the right thing” or whether they were part of an Obama-led conspiracy to throw the 2016 election to Hillary Clinton, we don’t know. We’re tempted to view Comey as a good guy who got swept away by forces that were beyond his control, but that could be our forgiving nature getting the best of us.

In either case, we’re past the point where a guy like Comey should be able to see what’s really happening to the presidency. Unfortunately, he’s got too much of his own pride and misguided loyalty to the Bureau wrapped up in the situation – it’s blinding him to the truth. So whether he was a complicit actor in the Democrats’ attempt to dethrone the rightfully elected president or a useful idiot in those schemes, he would do well to keep his mouth shut and climb back down from the mountain.

 

“Go to Hell”: Gen. John Kelly Lashes Out at Anti-Military Teacher

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 06:57

In an interview with Fox News Radio on Wednesday, White House chief of staff John Kelly let loose on a California teacher who recently told students that he had no respect whatsoever for people who joined the military, referring to them derisively as “the lowest of the low.” Kelly, a retired five-star Marine general, was characteristically outspoken when defending the military and the people who bravely serve in this country’s armed forces.

“Well,” he said, “I think the guy ought to go to hell. I just hope he enjoys the liberties and the lifestyle that we have fought for.”

The teacher in question is Gregory Salcido from El Rancho High School in Pico Rivera, California.

Salcido, who teaches history and serves on the city council, was caught on videotape disparaging the military after questioning why one of his students was thinking about joining the armed forces after graduation. Salcido went on a long rant about how long the wars have raged in the Middle East, crediting these failures to the caliber of individual who signs up for the military.

“Because we have a bunch of dumbshits over there,” Salcido said. “Think about the people who you know who are over there. Your freaking stupid Uncle Louie or whatever. They’re dumbshits. They’re not like high-level thinkers, they’re not academic people, they’re not intellectual people. They’re the lowest of our low.

“I don’t understand why we let the military guys come over here and recruit you at school. We don’t let pimps come in the school,” he continued.

In addition to questioning the class and intellect of those joining the military, Salcido appeared to take a shot at the credibility of the U.S. armed forces as well. “We couldn’t beat the Vietnamese,” he noted. “They are a bunch of people this big throwing rice at us, and we couldn’t beat them.”

Salcido, of course, was not over there lending his support.

Seeing a public relations disaster in the making, the Pico Rivera City Council quickly issued a statement denouncing the remarks.

“We the elected governing body of the City of Pico Rivera unequivocally disagree and condemn the recent comments made by Councilmember Salcido regarding those individuals who have served or are currently serving in our nation’s military,” the statement said.

That statement was followed by another from the El Rancho Unified School District. “The morning our District is the center of attention over a video on social media where one of our teachers appears to disrespect the family values of our students and families in the classroom,” the statement said. “Our classrooms are not the appropriate place for one-sided discussions that undermine the values our families hold dear. We are investigating. We will find out exactly what happened and take all appropriate action to ensure that the values of our students and families are respected in our schools.”

It’s always unfortunate to run into one of these cretins who has some kind of nonsensical axe to grind with the U.S. military, but we’re pleased to see the reaction. The left may be winning the culture wars in more ways than we’d like to admit, but they definitely have not succeeded in turning America against the brave men and women who serve this nation.

Scientists Turn on Bill Nye for Reasons Having Nothing to Do With Science

Wed, 01/31/2018 - 06:23

You won’t find us regularly defending Bill Nye, the Science Guy, who has made a second career for himself as a fixture on the cable news circuit, where he takes potshots at conservatives, carries water for the climate change agenda, and generally disparages anyone who departs from the liberal view of the world.

But this week proved that even the most dedicated warriors for the leftist agenda are not safe from the rabid wolves of extreme progressivism. Merely for having the audacity to show up at President Donald Trump’s State of the Union address on Tuesday, Nye is taking it on the chin from a group of activist scientists.

In an open letter published in Scientific American this week, a group calling themselves “500 Women Scientists” said that Nye had cast his lot with the wrong crowd:

Tonight, Bill Nye “The Science Guy” will accompany Republican Rep. Jim Bridenstine (R-OK), Trump’s nominee for NASA Administrator, to the State of the Union address. Nye has said that he’s accompanying the Congressman to help promote space exploration, since, he asserts, “NASA is the best brand the United States has” and that his attendance “should not be … seen as an acceptance of the recent attacks on science and the scientific community.”

But by attending the SOTU as Rep. Bridenstine’s guest, Nye has tacitly endorsed those very policies, and put his own personal brand over the interests of the scientific community at large. Rep. Bridenstine is a controversial nominee who refuses to state that climate change is driven by human activity, and even introduced legislation to remove Earth sciences from NASA’s scientific mission. Further, he’s worked to undermine civil rights, including pushing for crackdowns on immigrants, a ban on gay marriage, and abolishing the Department of Education.

As scientists, we cannot stand by while Nye lends our community’s credibility to a man who would undermine the United States’ most prominent science agency. And we cannot stand by while Nye uses his public persona as a science entertainer to support an administration that is expressly xenophobic, homophobic, misogynistic, racist, ableist, and anti-science.

This is an eye-opening essay, and it’s not because it says anything revelatory or even truthful about Bill Nye. Nor is it worth reading due to its demonstration that liberals eat their own – we already were well aware of that.

No, this is a must-read because it shows the degree to which leftist ideology has infected mainstream science. Nye is as much a problem in this regard as anyone, but he usually doesn’t come right out and just…say it…the way these women do. What the hell does illegal immigration, gay marriage, or even civil rights have to do with science? How does one’s position on any of these topics reflect on their ability to be an ambassador for astronomy? Or for the scientific community in general?

If there is a problem with science today, it is the same (not unrelated) problem that we have on today’s college campuses. Soft, squishy concepts like racism and the various “phobias” are being thrown around with the same authority as hard scientific theories. The true sciences have been taken over by the soft sciences. Moral relativism has crept into the one domain where there must be only ONE truth. How many scientific doors have been slammed shut – not because the hypotheses behind them have been proven irrevocably wrong, but because they are too politically incorrect?

“Scientists are people, and in today’s society, it is impossible to separate science at major agencies like NASA from other pressing issues like racism, bigotry, and misogyny,” the women write.

It is not only possible to separate science from those issues, it should be our mandate to do so. Facts are facts, no matter how uncomfortable they may be. When you publicly slaughter a lamb for straying too far from the flock, you are sealing shut the very doors of inquiry that have formed the entire foundation of modern science.

The Truth Closes In: McCabe is Gone and Democrats are Frantic

Tue, 01/30/2018 - 07:28

On Monday night, two things happened in Washington almost simultaneously: FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe left his position at the agency and the House Intelligence Committee voted to release a controversial memo to the public. While that memo had not been made available for mass viewing as of Tuesday morning, the safe bet is that these two events were not unrelated. For anyone waiting patiently for something to be done about the corruption and conspiracy that has tainted the nation’s top law enforcement agency, Monday afternoon was the first sign that we’re headed into a new era.

McCabe’s departure was not entirely unexpected; he’d already announced that he would take his leave in March and wait out the clock until his retirement pension kicked in. The timing, however, indicates that something happened between last month and now. Reports verify that FBI Director Christopher Wray reviewed the House memo on Sunday and informed McCabe that he would be assembling a new top team that would not include him. Whether there is a connection between the memo and McCabe’s ousting is not yet a matter of public record, but you can probably trace the dots yourself.

As for the memo, we will have to wait until President Trump gives the green light to see it. Supposedly, it consists of four pages and is based on classified sources. It is said to cast deep suspicion on the maneuvering of the U.S. intelligence community in relation to a FISA warrant issued in 2016 which allowed FBI officials to spy on members of the Trump campaign. Republicans say that officials, potentially including McCabe, did not explain to the FISA court that nearly all of their “evidence” for the warrant had come from a piece of Clinton-purchased opposition research known as the dossier.

Whatever role McCabe played in obfuscating the dossier’s pedigree, this is not the first time his allegiances have been called into question. President Trump and other Republicans have long questioned $500,000 that McCabe’s wife took from a Clinton-related super PAC in 2015 when she was running for Virginia state office. And investigators have questioned McCabe’s knowledge of and role in the text messages between FBI Agent Peter Strzok and Lisa Page. In one of those messages, Strzok references “Andy,” and most Republicans believe this is a direct allusion to McCabe.

Democrats (including those masquerading as Republicans on TV) have rushed to McCabe’s defense. Former Attorney General Eric Holder wrote, “FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is, and has been, a dedicated public servant who has served this country well. Bogus attacks on the FBI and DOJ to distract attention from a legitimate criminal inquiry does long term, unnecessary damage to these foundations of our government.”

CNN commentator and supposed conservative Ana Navarro went further, twisting an old poem about the Holocaust to stir up drama.

“First, he came for Comey, & they didn’t speak out b/c they were Trump apologists,” Navarro tweeted. “Then, he came for McCabe, & they didn’t speak out b/c they were Trump apologists. Next, he’ll come for Rosenstein & they won’t speak out b/c they’re Trump apologists. Last, he’ll come for Mueller…”

Please.

The Democrats’ house of cards is crashing down and it’s only a matter of time before their anti-Trump schemes are fully exposed. McCabe is the latest – but not the last – victim of his own hubris and corruption.

And somewhere, not far from the Pennsylvania Avenue address he used to call home, Barack Obama is watching this unfold, a light sheen of cold sweat breaking out on his forehead.

Democrats are Puppets, and They’re Being Played by Vladimir Putin

Mon, 01/29/2018 - 10:48

What if the entire fairy tale concocted by the Democratic Party – that Donald Trump and Moscow secretly colluded to disrupt American democracy and rig the election…was exactly backwards? What if it was Democratic Party apparatus and players – the DNC, Hillary Clinton, Fusion GPS, Robert Mueller, Congressional Democrats – who were the (witting or unwitting) pawns in a larger Kremlin-designed plan to destroy the country’s faith in the republic?

As a former CIA station chief writes it in the Wall Street Journal, you don’t have to believe in grand, multilevel, global conspiracy theories to believe that this might be the case. You just need to believe in gullible, politically-driven Democrats and Vladimir Putin’s ability to mislead a former British spy. If you can swallow those two easily-digestible possibilities, you have yourself a very strong theory for what’s happening right now.

In one of the most thoughtful, insightful op-eds we’ve seen in a major newspaper in a long time, Daniel Hoffman made a convincing case for believing that Hillary Clinton and the Democrats are doing Putin’s bidding…and that they’re taking the U.S. intelligence community along for the ride. “The dossier was part of a Russian espionage disinformation plot targeting both parties and America’s political process,” Hoffman wrote. “This is what seems most likely to me, having spent much of my 30-year government career, including with the CIA, observing Soviet and then Russian intelligence operations.”

In support of his thesis, Hoffman provided three strong points.

“There are three reasons the Kremlin would have detected Mr. Steele’s information gathering and seen an opportunity to intervene,” he wrote. “First, Mr. Steele did not travel to Russia to acquire his information and instead relied on intermediaries. That is a weak link, since Russia’s internal police service, the FSB, devotes significant technical and human resources to blanket surveillance of Western private citizens and government officials, with a particular focus on uncovering their Russian contacts.

“Second,” he continued, “Mr. Steele was an especially likely target for such surveillance given that he had retired from MI-6, the British spy agency, after serving in Moscow. Russians are fond of saying that there is no such thing as a ‘former’ intelligence officer. The FSB would have had its eye on him.

“Third, the Kremlin successfully hacked into the Democratic National Committee,” Hoffman concluded. “Emails there could have tipped it off that the Clinton campaign was collecting information on Mr. Trump’s dealings in Russia.”

Now, if you buy into Hoffman’s theory – and it is difficult to deny the strength of his argument – the question remains: Do Democrats KNOW that they’re “colluding” with the Russians, to use their own terminology? Or are they just pawns in a game that exceeds their intelligence?

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