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  "Education is the most powerful weapon you can use to change the world."
        — Nelson Mandela

23 September 2020

'Defund the police' activist Alyssa Milano calls 911

A massive police presence in her quiet California neighborhood was the result of her claim that an armed an gunman was on her property.  But it was really a teen shooting at squirrels with an air gun.

At least seven Ventura County Sheriffs' vehicles, one K-9 unit, a police helicopter and one Los Angeles Fire Department team sat down the street on standby.

'It turned out it was a neighborhood teen with an air gun shooting at squirrels,' a resident said.

21 September 2020

Democrats Have No One But Themselves, And Her, To Blame for The Ginsburg Vacancy

Democrats have made no mystery of their plans should they ever obtain power again, and it’s not good for fans of individual liberty, personal responsibility, or just being left the hell alone by the government.  That’s why Republicans need to move quickly and deliberately to replace her.  So much of the progressive agenda is dependent upon twisting the plain language of the Constitution into a rat’s nest of snarls and bastardizing words to the point of unrecognizability.

Still in shock, Democrats are scrambling to find a way to block any nomination.  They don’t have one.  They changed the rules under the Obama administration so they could stack liberals on the courts and their chickens have come home to roost.

Reports of her dying wish – that she not be replaced until after the election, in the hope of a Democrat being able to do it – showed who and what she really was.  When the news of Ginsberg’s death broke, the threats of violence started.  Threats of violence show who leftists really are.

Democrats were already talking about getting rid of the filibuster to ram through their bills, packing the courts to ensure whatever they pass is ruled legal, and creating new states to solidify power in the Senate.  if you believe them, there is little choice but to act preemptively to prevent their naked power grabs by quickly confirming a new Justice. You know they’d do the same.

20 September 2020

Trump rally crowd chants 'Fill that seat!' as Supreme Court choice looms

If the crowd at President Trump’s Saturday rally in North Carolina was any indicator, the president's supporters have already decided what he should do about the vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court.  “Fill that seat!” the crowd chanted as the president spoke at Fayetteville Regional Airport about who he might nominate to succeed the late Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the nation's highest court.

"It will be a woman -- a very talented, very brilliant woman," Trump told the crowd of his potential choice.

He later told reporters his announcement could come as early as this week.

Graham — an institutionalist turned Trump loyalist — will play a central role in Supreme Court battle

Graham is chairman of the powerful Senate Judiciary Committee charged with processing Supreme Court nominees, and he is in the midst of a competitive reelection campaign that could factor closely into the fight for control of the upper chamber.

His comments Saturday, coming after less-decisive statements in the hours after Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s death Friday, amounted to the latest indication of how Republican leaders are rallying quickly around a strategy of seeking to fill her seat this year.  “The trade-off for Trump’s unorthodoxy has always been that he will support conservative judges,” said Matt Moore, a former South Carolina Republican Party chairman and consultant for the Graham campaign.  “The president's nominee has the potential to really animate the Republican Party base in South Carolina.”

Republican leaders appeared determined to press ahead swiftly to fill the court vacancy with a conservative jurist. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) promised Trump during a Friday phone call that his nominee would get a vote in the Senate.  Trump told McConnell he liked Judge Amy Coney Barrett of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit and Barbara Lagoa of the 11th Circuit.

If Republican leaders are successful, they could move the court to the right for generations and leave a deep impact on laws governing abortion, guns and other divisive issues.

Graham also pointed on social media to recent comments in which he said he was prepared to move ahead with a Supreme Court nominee this year. “After Kavanaugh, the rules have changed as far as I’m concerned.”  It was clear on Saturday that partisan rancor that has seized the Senate in recent years was only likely to intensify in the wake of the court vacancy.

The $88 Trillion World Economy in One Chart

Some details worth noting:

Call it "Western Culture" if you will, say it with disdain if you like.  But freedom and its economic extension capitalism work better than anything else.

18 September 2020

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg dead at 87

Ginsburg, who was appointed to the Supreme Court in 1993 by President Bill Clinton, was known for her soft-spoken demeanor that masked an analytical mind, a deep concern for the rights of every American and a commitment to upholding the Constitution.

"She changed the way the Supreme Court views the issue, and she changed millions of people's lives in the process," said David Schizer, who served as a law clerk during Ginsburg's first year on the high court bench in 1993.   "She did it with her soft-spoken, quiet manner. She understood if you're trying to do something momentous, you should present it as quite ordinary."  Her strategy was to take a measured approach, carefully choosing cases that would promote equality but not appear radical to often skeptical federal courts.

"No door should be closed to people willing to spend the hours of effort needed to make dreams come true." – Justice Ginsberg

Kosovo gives Trump Order of Freedom for his role in securing deal with Serbia

Trump was given the award for his 'exceptional' contribution to freedom in Kosovo.  Kosovo gave President Trump one of its highest honors on Friday for his role in an historic economic normalization deal with Serbia earlier this month.

While most Western nations have recognized Kosovo’s independence, Serbia, Russia and China have not — keeping tensions high in the Balkan region.

Trump was praised for the deal, and even received another nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize for his efforts.  Magnus Jacobsson, a member of the Swedish Parliament, said he was nominating Trump along with Serbia and Kosovo "for their joint work for peace and economic development, through the cooperation agreement signed in the White House."

'1776 Unites' releases Black history curriculum to counter New York Times' 1619 Project

1776 Unites, a group that says it wants to "shape the American future by drawing on the best of its past," released its first curriculum program this week in part to counter the New York Times' 1619 Project.  A group of historians led by Princeton professor Sean Wilentz wrote a letter to the New York Times that cites multiple factual errors in the 1619 Project.

The curriculum, developed by civil rights leader Bob Woodson and American Enterprise Institute scholar Ian Rowe, offers lesson plans, activities, reading guides and other resources to illustrate what 1776 Unites calls a "more complete and inspiring story of the history of African-Americans in the United States."  Education Secretary Betsy DeVos praised the 1776 Unites curriculum.

"1776 Unites maintains a special focus on stories that celebrate black excellence, reject victimhood culture, and showcase African-Americans who have prospered by embracing America’s founding ideals."

17 September 2020

'Pivot of History' in Middle East Heralded at Israel-UAE-Bahrain Signing Ceremony

Leaders from three Middle Eastern nations gathered on the White House's South Lawn to herald what was called a "pivot of history" in the region.  In an address ahead of the signing of normalization agreements by Israel, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, the host of Tuesday’s event — US President Donald Trump — remarked, "We’re here this afternoon to change the course of history.  After decades of division and conflict, we mark the dawn of a new Middle East."

UAE Foreign Minister Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan said, "We are witnessing today a new trend that will create a better path for the Middle East."

Trump's Mideast Strategy of Bypassing Palestinians Praised by Ex-UN Envoy Nikki Haley

The Israel-UAE-Bahrain normalization agreements were made possible by a concerted strategy adopted by President Donald Trump that bypassed the Palestinians, concentrated on Iran, emphasized unapologetic support for the Jewish state and won the trust of Arab leaders.

Asked what was different about the president's strategy from his predecessors' unsuccessful efforts, Haley replied, "The difference was, go back to the first foreign policy speech the president gave, it was to the Arab community, and he said:  Let us all work together in the name of peace.  And he did something no other president has done.  Rather than focus on the Palestinians, which is what every president has thought they had to do to negotiate peace, he focused on Iran."  They trusted him because he got out of the Iran deal.

"It was bringing them together in the name of:  Let's do away with terrorism.  The number one sponsor of terrorism is Iran, and if we’re going to all get together and do this, we have to start acknowledging the truth.  And that's what the president did."

'When the Dust Settles, the Israeli-Arab Conflict Will Be Over'

US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman said on Wednesday that recent regional developments, and especially the peace treaties between Israel, Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates, mark the beginning of the end of the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Friedman said that many more countries would soon follow suit and normalize relations with the Jewish state.

As for the impact of the developments on the Palestinians, Friedman said the Palestinian people are not being served by their leadership.  "I believe the people in Judea and Samaria want a better life," he said, adding that the Palestinian people need to understand it's possible for them to attain such a goal.

Will Kosovo and Serbia Establish Embassies in Jerusalem?  Not If the EU Has Its Way

It was announced last week that Serbia and Kosovo planned to establish their embassies in Israel’s capital — much to the consternation of the European Union.  The European Union warned Serbia and Kosovo that they could undermine their EU membership hopes by moving their Israeli embassies to Jerusalem.

"There is no EU member state with an embassy in Jerusalem," said European Commission spokesman Peter Stano.  "Any diplomatic steps that could call into question the EU's common position on Jerusalem are a matter of serious concern and regret."

Malawi announced that it will establish an embassy in Jerusalem — the first African nation to do so.  Honduras also aims to move its embassy to Jerusalem, and Oman, Sudan and Morocco could be next.  The EU will be left behind.

Minneapolis Marxists now cry at the Marxism they brought

Minneapolis City Council, eat crow.  In the face of rising crime, the socialist-slash-Marxist-slash-unicorn-dreaming delusional of local government — the ones who spent oh-so-long denouncing police, defunding police, trying to replace police with some sort of soft and fuzzy enforcement team armed only with "Time Out" cards to slap on criminals — in the face of real crime hazards, these guys now want to cry for the police.

Jamal Osman, one of the newest members of the Minneapolis Marxist society called the City Council, said to the local police chief, Medaria Arradondo, at a special work session held this week: "Residents are asking, 'Where are the police?'"  "[The police department] is the only public safety option they have at the moment," Osman went on. "MPD.  They rely on MPD.  And [the residents] are saying they are nowhere to be seen."  There's the "no duh" moment.

If you tell police they can't do their jobs, if you strip police of the ability to do their jobs.

China sees Joe Biden as 'a pushover'

"Everybody knows what they're gonna get with a Biden administration. It's exactly what they got under the Obama administration.  There's a reason China wants Biden to win.  They see [Biden] as going along with any trade deal just to say they did it."

"Let's face it.  We can't have a man who is shot because, you know, who is not shot:  Putin, President Xi, Kim Jong Un, they're not shot.  They're world-class chess players.  {Biden] is shot.  Everyone knows it," President Trump said.

President Trump "has a record of strength and success," Haley said.  "The former vice president has a record of weakness and failure.  Joe Biden is good for Iran and ISIS, great for Communist China, and he's a godsend to everyone who wants America to apologize, abstain and abandon our values."

Trump Takes First Ever National Lead Over Biden in the President's Favorite Poll

President Donald Trump reached a 1-point lead over Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden in mid-September, according to a new Rasmussen Reports weekly survey.

Thanks, Fox News, for reminding us of the Soros role in creating America's riot-coddling DAs

Fox News has drawn our attention to the fact that George Soros is bankrolling the leftist district attorneys who are fostering so much rioting in America's blue cities, based on their refusal to prosecute looters and rioters.  But probably not in the way the network meant to.

They invited Newt Gingrich on, they asked him his take on the leftist riots in America's blue cities, and they got an answer:  Gingrich pointed out that the riots were happening because of district attorneys, financed by George Soros, who refuse to prosecute rioting.  Fox News itself had reported it.

Fox News's commentary show, at least one of them, maybe more, seems to be on some kind of mission to protect Soros from scrutiny, which is rather unfitting for a news outfit that calls itself "fair and balanced."

If you read #openbordersinc, you remember that Fox banned the great Chris Farrell of Judicial Watch in 2018 for reporting on Soros-funded NGOs propping up illegal alien caravans.  If you've been paying attention to Fox's ever-expanding blacklist, none of this is a surprise.

On this day in 1814, Francis Scott Key wrote the poem, The Defence of Fort McHenry, his ode to Freedom, to the great country where Freedom was born, the United States of America, and to those great people who defend it.  The poem would one day be put to music and become America's National Anthem, the beautiful, poignant, and unforgettable The Star-Spangled Banner.

16 September 2020

Senate Homeland Security Committee authorizes subpoenas for testimony from Obama officials as part of Russia probe

Includes John Brennan, James Clapper, and James Comey

The Senate Homeland Security Committee on Wednesday voted to authorize subpoenas for former CIA Director John Brennan, former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper, former FBI Director James Comey, and other Obama administration officials as part of its broad review into the origins of the Russia investigation.  The committee also authorized subpoenas for Sidney Blumenthal, former Obama chief of staff Denis McDonough, former FBI counsel Lisa Page, former FBI agent Joe Pientka, former ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power, former FBI director of counterintelligence Bill Priestap, former White House national security adviser Susan Rice, former FBI agent Peter Strzok, former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith – who pleaded guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham's review of the investigation into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign – among others.

The committee further authorized subpoenas for "the production of all records" related to the FBI's original Russia investigation and the Department of Justice Inspector General's probe, as well as the process of "unmasking" for James Baker, former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe, DOJ official Bruce Ohr, FBI case agent Steven Somma, former U.S. Ambassador to Russia John Teftt, former deputy assistant attorney general Tashina Gauhar; and Stefan Halper.

Republicans demand answers on Mueller team wiping phones, suggest 'anticipatory obstruction of justice'

Congressional Republicans call the purported accidental "wiping" an "amazing coincidence", and suggested this could amount to "anticipatory obstruction of justice."

President Trump weighed in on the matter Saturday morning.  "ALERT: So now we find out that the entire Mueller 'hit squad' illegally wiped their phones clean just prior to the investigation of them, all using the same really dumb reason for this 'accident,'" Trump wrote on Twitter.  "Just like Crooked Hillary smashing her phones with a hammer, & DELETING HER EMAILS!"  "All that time and money spent, and it turns out that the Mueller Investigation was a total SCAM!" Trump later added.

Newly released records from the Justice Department showed that at least several dozen phones belonging to members of Mueller's team were wiped of information because of forgotten passcodes, irreparable screen damage, loss of the device, intentional deletion or other reasons—all before the Justice Department inspector general's office could review the devices.

Liberal 9th Circuit Court gives Trump victory, green light to proceed with deportation of 300,000 illegal immigrants

One of the main focus for President Trump and his initial run for president in the 2016 election was immigration reform.  Since being elected, the President and his legal team have relentlessly fought to keep illegal aliens out of the country, while accepting those who came into the country legally.  Now, the President, with a recent US appeals court, has just scored a major legal victory which may enable the administration to deport hundreds of thousands.

The United States 9th Circuit of Appeals, in a 2-1 decision, reversed a lower court ruling which had previously blocked the President's attempts at phasing out what has been known as the Temporary Protected Status.  This status typically applies to people from Sudan, Haiti, Nicaragua, and El Salvador.

"The Secretary's discretion to make TPS determinations, while not without check, is undoubtedly broad and unique in nature.  The decision to designate any foreign country for TPS begins and ends with the Secretary, so long as certain limited statutory criteria are met."

The TPS is supposed to allow asylum seekers to come into the country and work legally while their home country is experiencing some type of turmoil.  The TPS is supposed to be temporary and must be renewed occasionally six to 18 months at a time.

President Trumps administration has argued against renewing TPS, stating that the majority of lawful reasons for those people to be here have rectified.  Instead of removing those provisions and ordering the people back to their own countries, they have been allowed to remain in the United States seemingly endlessly.

14 September 2020

The Gun-Toting, Millennial Restaurant Owner Trying to Ride the Covid Backlash to Congress

Lauren Boebert pulled off a stunning primary victory after defying government shutdown orders.  But could she lose a GOP seat?

In June, Boebert pulled off a stunning upset of a five-term incumbent in the Republican primary — the first time an incumbent member of Congress had lost a primary in Colorado in almost a half-century.  The owner of a gun-themed restaurant called Shooters Grill in the town of Rifle, Boebert went into the race with scant experience, money and national support.

In early May, with Colorado under stay-at-home orders from Democratic Governor Jared Polis, Boebert defied state policy and reopened her cafe.  After Garfield County obtained a temporary restraining order to stop her from serving dine-in customers, she moved tables outside, leading officials to suspend her restaurant license.  The dispute generated headlines — and free publicity for Boebert's campaign — during the crucial final weeks leading into the primary, as the candidate denounced "the heavy hand of government to make us do whatever they want."

In her stump speech, Boebert exhorted attendees to protest COVID measures by voting her into Congress.  "They want to take away our freedoms, our rights, our liberties," she told the crowd.  "They want to tell you where you can shop, when you can shop, what time of day and what you have to wear."

"This isn't the proper role of government," she continued, as attendees shouted, "No way!"  "It's government's role to inform us of risks and let us use personal responsibility to evaluate that risk ourselves."

The GOP alternative to millenials like AOC, Ilhan Omar, etc.
Support Lauren Boebert for Congress.

MASSIVE Cubans For Trump caravan takes place in Miami

Hundreds of cars decked out with Trump flags and American flags are rolling through Miami as part of HUGE 'Cubans for Trump' caravan.

It's a big rally, and not only is Florida critical to the election, the shift in the Hispanic vote toward Trump is both confounding and terrifying Democrats.

Then we have the Democrats' election campaign plan.

13 September 2020

Overlooking the Obvious

12 September 2020

Remembering the 2012 Benghazi attack that killed 4 Americans:  'The US will never forget this outrage'

Friday is not only a day for solemn memorials for the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks but it's also the somber remembrance of the Benghazi attack that killed four Americans.  On Sept. 11, 2012, a mob armed with guns and grenades launched a fiery nightlong attack on a U.S. diplomatic outpost and a CIA annex in Libya.

U.S. Ambassador to Libya J. Christopher Stevens, U.S. Foreign Service Information Management Officer Sean Smith, and CIA contractors and former Navy SEALs Glen "Bub" Doherty and Tyrone Woods were killed when the compound was ambushed in a coordinated attack by the Islamic militant group Ansar al-Sharia.

The Benghazi attacks and their aftermath quickly became a divisive political issue in American politics. Republicans accused then-President Barack Obama and then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of intentionally misleading the public and stonewalling congressional investigators.  Ahmed Abu Khattala, the head of an Islamist extremist militia who directed the attacks, was convicted in 2017 on terrorism-related charges but acquitted of murder. He was sentenced to 22 years in prison.

St. Louis BLM protesters from McCloskey confrontation cited for trespassing

Nine Black Lives Matter protesters who were confronted by an armed St. Louis couple on their lawn have been issued citations for trespassing, officials told Fox News.

The June 28 encounter between the demonstrators, and Mark and Patricia McCloskey made headlines as the country was gripped by nationwide protests over police brutality.  The couple -- both personal injury lawyers -- were seen on video and in photos pointing a handgun and a rifle as demonstrators moved through their neighborhood.  No shots were fired.

The protesters could face up to $500 in fines and up to 90 days in jail.  However, Bush told NPR it was rare for anyone to receive such penalties for a municipal ordinance violation.

The incident landed the couple an appearance during the first night of the Republican National Convention last month, where they asserted their Second Amendment right to defend themselves.  "The radicals are not content just marching in the streets," Mark McCloskey said during a virtual speech.  "They want to walk the halls of Congress.  They want power.  This is Joe Biden's party.  These are the people who will be in charge."

The protesters were tresspassing the moment they broke down the gate – which was destruction of private property.

11 September 2020

Trump announces deal between Bahrain, Israel to normalize relations in push for Mideast peace

President Trump on Friday announced that Bahrain has agreed to normalize relations with Israel, another diplomatic win for the president coming after a similar agreement with the United Arab Emirates just last month.

The region "will become more secure and prosperous" as a result of the diplomatic moves.

Israel had also affirmed that all Muslims may visit and pray at the Al Aqsa Mosque, and Jerusalem's other holy sites will remain open for peaceful worshippers of all faiths.

The leaders of Israel and Bahrain praised Trump for "his dedication to peace in the region, his focus on shared challenges, and the pragmatic and unique approach he has taken to bringing their nations together."  The agreement makes Bahrain the fourth Arab country, after Egypt, Jordan and the UAE, to have full diplomatic ties with Israel.

White House adviser Jared Kushner said that it took Israel 72 years to form its first two peace agreements, and there have been two more in the last 29 days -- describing it as a sign that the region is changing.

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10 September 2020

Trump supporters tell Lawrence Jones why they crashed Biden event in Michigan:  'We love the president'

Ex-VP Biden is 'trying to hide from the people because he is not actually representing the people.'

Groups of Trump supporters greeted the Democratic nominee with signs and loud chants of "four more years" as he arrived in the Detroit suburb of Warren.

Biden's Michigan visit was centered around the auto industry and unemployment caused by the coronavirus pandemic.  But Michigan residents expressed little faith in the former vice president's ability to facilitate economic recovery in the state.

Biden "is not actually representing the people.  The people have different views than what he is actually pushing."

"China owns Joe Biden," one woman said.

NYC Democrat runs campaign ad calling de Blasio 'worst mayor' in history of the city

A New York congressman has a very simple message for his constituents:  Mayor Bill de Blasio is the worst.

Earlier this year, Rose bashed Democrats for opposing all of President Trump's foreign policy moves.  "I am perpetually concerned that the Democrats' foreign policy is just being opposed to whatever the president does," the freshman lawmaker said in March, shortly after the U.S. signed a peace treaty with the Taliban.  "We should all be rallying behind this, making it a bipartisan solution and putting the country first," Rose said.

Rep. Max Rose, a Democrat who represents Staten Island and parts of south Brooklyn, released a campaign ad that makes his feelings towards the mayor crystal clear.  "Bill de Blasio is the worst mayor in the history of New York City.  That's the whole ad," Rose said in the six second long video.

9 September 2020

Trump nominated for Nobel Peace Prize by Norwegian official, citing Israel-UAE peace deal

Just weeks after helping to broker peace between Israel and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), President Trump has been nominated for the 2021 Nobel Peace Prize.

The nomination submitted by Christian Tybring-Gjedde, a member of the Norwegian Parliament, lauded Trump for his efforts toward resolving protracted conflicts worldwide.  "For his merit, I think he has done more trying to create peace between nations than most other Peace Prize nominees," said Tybring-Gjedde, a four-term member of Parliament.  "As it is expected other Middle Eastern countries will follow in the footsteps of the UAE, this agreement could be a game changer that will turn the Middle East into a region of cooperation and prosperity."

Also cited in the letter was the president's "key role in facilitating contact between conflicting parties and … creating new dynamics in other protracted conflicts, such as the Kashmir border dispute between India and Pakistan, and the conflict between North and South Korea, as well as dealing with the nuclear capabilities of North Korea."

"The committee should look at the facts and judge him on the facts – not on the way he behaves sometimes.  The people who have received the Peace Prize in recent years have done much less than Donald Trump.  For example, Barack Obama did nothing."

Chicago murder rate cut 'roughly in half' since before Operation LeGend — AG Barr

"The results of those actions speak for themselves: over the first five weeks of Operation LeGend in Chicago, murders dropped by 50% over the previous five weeks. August ultimately saw a 45% decrease in murders compared to July, and a 35% decrease compared to June."

The federal government through Operation LeGend has "reversed" Chicago's surge in violence, making more than 500 arrests and charging 124 people with federal criminal charges since it started.

At least 400 federal agents have been assigned to the Illinois city as part of Operation LeGend – roughly 200 of whom were already working there but whose roles were repurposed, and the remainder being deployed from elsewhere – and over one-thousand in total have been dispatched nationwide.

"Bringing federal charges is significant because defendants arrested for violent crimes are often detained before trial, unlike state defendants who are too often released," Barr said.  "In addition, federal defendants will face serious sentences if convicted, with a real possibility of long-term imprisonment ... knowing that, many of the arrestees cooperate with the government and lead to even more violent offenders."

Delaware women accused of stealing MAGA hat indicted on robbery, hate crime charges

Olivia Winslow, left, and Camryn Amy, both 21, face charges in connection with a Thursday incident in Wilmington, Delaware.

Two Delaware women accused of stealing a MAGA hat outside the Democratic National Convention were indicted Tuesday on charges including second-degree robbery and felony hate crimes.  Olivia Winslow and Camryn Amy, both 21, were indicted by a grand jury on charges of second-degree robbery, second-degree conspiracy, endangering the welfare of a child, third-degree assault, attempted third-degree assault, offensive touching and felony hate crimes, a spokesperson for Delaware Attorney General Kathy Jennings confirmed to Fox News.  Three of the charges are felonies, and the two women could spend a total of 15 years in prison, the spokesperson said.

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Trump's Supreme Court list:  President reveals names of 20 more people he'd consider nominating

The list included sitting GOP Senators Ted Cruz, Tom Cotton and Josh Hawley.

The president said the 20 new names are being added to his previous list of 25 judges.

At the same time, Trump used the announcement to hit his opponent for not releasing his own list of potential nominees.  He said Joe Biden had not released names because "they are so far left [they] could never withstand scrutiny."

"Unfortunately, there is a growing radical left movement that rejects the principle of equal treatment under the law," he said.  "If this extreme movement is granted a majority on the Supreme Court, it will fundamentally transform America without a single vote of Congress."

6 September 2020

Six Democrat Mayors Reveal They Will Be Voting Trump

Over the past few months, it has become painfully obvious that the Democrat party no longer even pretends to care about Americans.  Democrats only care about power, and they'll get it by any means necessary.

The right thing to do for any Democrat who disagrees with their party's platform but is still hanging on would be to get out while they still can.  Following in dissenting Democrat Congressman Vernon Jones' footsteps, six Minnesota Democrat mayors, plus one Independent, wrote a powerful letter to the American people explaining their decision to endorse President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence for re-election this November.

"Like many in our region, we have voted for Democrats over many decades," but, "by putting tariffs on our products and supporting bad trade deals, politicians like Joe Biden did nothing to help the working class."

"Today, we don't recognize the Democratic Party.  It has been moved so far to the Left it can no longer claim to be advocates of the working class."

Trump Signs Memo To DEFUND Portland, Seattle, NYC, and Washington, DC

The president never fails to put his biggest enemies in check, and that's certainly what happened this week.  Rather than invoking the Insurrection Act or overstepping state boundaries, Trump has acted within his legal rights as president, instructing the federal government to slash funding to multiple cities under siege by radical Leftists.

The memo asks federal agencies to report to the OMB all funds that can be redirected away from the cities, which could amount to billions of dollars.  The OMB will then have 30 days to restrict the identified federal grants "to the maximum extent permitted by law".

"My Administration will not allow Federal tax dollars to fund cities that allow themselves to deteriorate into lawless zones.  it is imperative that the Federal Government review the use of Federal funds by jurisdictions that permit anarchy, violence, and destruction in America's cities."

Portland rioter throws Molotov cocktail at police, misses, sets comrade on fire

A rioter in Portland tried to chuck a Molotov cocktail at a line of police on Saturday night.  His attempt came up laughably short, and he ended up setting one of his comrades on fire. 

That gives a new meaning to the term "friendly fire".

5 September 2020

Black conservative men praise President Trump, lambaste leftists who accuse him of racism in high-octane, viral video

'As you can see, black conservatism is the new punk rock!'

MAGA Hulk said those who call Trump a racist "have no facts on their side."  "They can't answer the question because they have no facts on their side.  They have no facts.  They don't do any research.  They don't ... do any type of higher learning when it comes to what they believe.  All they know is what the media narrative tells them to believe, and that's all they parrot."

"I personally believe the [Black Lives Matter] movement is fake.  It has nothing to do with advancing the lives of black people."

End the stupidity of "Critical Race Theory"

As November looms, the White House has opened another front in the culture war.  At the direction of the president, the Office of Management and Budget is ordering all federal agencies to "cease and desist" any government training programs that include any reference to "critical race theory" or "white privilege."

The theory has long been in vogue within academics.  Among the ideas underpinning CRT, now formally condemned by the White House, is that the law and all accompanying legal institutions are inherently racist, and that race itself has no biological grounds.  The concept of ethnicity is, instead, the product of a white society that uses systems and institutions to advance its own interests at the expense of minorities.

"The divisive, false, and demeaning propaganda of the critical race theory movement is contrary to all we stand for as Americans and should have no place in the Federal government."

The Critical Race Theory is ... RACIST!

Minnesota Senate candidate says 'crazy' urban liberals driving people to Trump, could flip state red

President Trump could flip Minnesota -- a state that has been blue since 1972

"It's sort of a microcosm of the entire country.  As the urban liberals become a little bit more crazy, it drives everybody else into Trump country and red country."

"Public order is issue Number One."

"Dems have no intention of accepting second Trump term"

'If you think that they were sore losers in 2016, you ain't seen anything yet.'

It's what Socialists do ...

4 September 2020

Utah police union blasts ‘political indoctrination' in classroom

A Utah police union is demanding that the state Board of Education denounce what it calls anti-police "political indoctrination" in classrooms.

The union cited an unnamed elementary school teacher who it said wore a "Black Lives Matter" shirt and made "disparaging comments" about police to her students.  "If teachers want to protest police, then it needs to be on their own time," the Utah Fraternal Order of Police wrote to the board Tuesday. "The classroom is NOT the place for political indoctrination or social engineering based upon the political leanings of the teacher."

Suspect in Portland fatal Patriot Prayer shooting has been killed

The killer was a frequent participant in the nightly protests in Portland and was reportedly involved in several confrontations.  In an online post from June 16, he described himself as being "100 % ANTIFA all the way!"

The suspect was shot by law enforcement after drawing a gun on officers.

3 September 2020

Did House Speaker Pelosi break the law?

Republicans want AG to determine whether Pelosi committed criminal act for ripping up Trump speech

The GOP lawmakers believe Pelosi could have violated 18 U.S.C. § 2071 which deals with the mutilation of official federal records and sets a criminal penalty of destroying documents of up to three years in prison.

Operation LeGend leads to 2,000 arrests since July, including nearly 150 wanted for murder

The anti-crime Operation LeGend is 'fully underway across the country'.

More than 470 people have been charged with federal crimes in major metropolitan cities, including nearly 150 people wanted for murder.

"We are not just arresting people for low-level warrants here," U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Ohio Justin Herdman said. "We're talking about very violent fugitives, very violent criminals and we're getting them off the streets of these nine cities across the country."

First launched in Kansas City, Operation LeGend expanded to Chicago and Albuquerque on July 22; to Cleveland, Detroit and Milwaukee on July 29; to St. Louis and Memphis on Aug. 6; and to Indianapolis on Aug. 14.

Attorney General William Barr launched Operation Legend as "a sustained, systematic and coordinated law enforcement initiative in which federal law enforcement agencies work in conjunction with state and local law enforcement officials to fight violent crime,"

"2,000 violent fugitives and violent criminals" are now "off the streets because we have the support of the community.  We've taken over 500 guns off the street, we've charged almost 500 people federally under Operation LeGend, we've even taken seven kilos of fentanyl off the street and that's enough fentanyl to kill the entire population of Chicago and Detroit combined."

The operation is named after 4-year-old LeGend Taliferro, who was shot and killed while he slept in the early morning of June 29 in Kansas City, Mo.  "LeGend is a symbol of the many hundreds of innocent lives that have been taken in the recent upsurge of crime in many of our urban areas," Barr said at a press conference in Kansas City.  "His life mattered and the lives of all of those victims matter.  His name should be remembered and his senseless death, like those of all the other innocent victims in this recent surge, should be unacceptable to all Americans."

Multiple Democrat mayorrs flee homes as protesters target them where they live

St. Louis Mayor Lyda Krewson has not been living at home following protests there.  "We did it to deescalate the situation, to save police resources, and importantly because our neighbors were being disturbed and threatened.  I ran for this job -- my neighbors did not."

Homes of mayors in other U.S. cities have attracted protesters.   In Portland, Mayor Ted Wheeler is looking for a new place to live as the condo building he currently resides in has become a flashpoint for protests over the past few months.  And in Washington, D.C., demonstrators reportedly massed outside the home of Mayor Muriel Bowser last night following a police-involved shooting in that city.

Interestingly, no problems are reported in towns with Republican mayors.

Microsoft takes on 'deepfakes' to stop election disinformation

Deepfakes are described by Microsoft as "photos, videos or audio files manipulated by artificial intelligence (AI) in hard-to-detect ways."

The technology can detect manipulated content with the goal of assuring people that the content they're viewing is real.  Microsoft cited research from Princeton University professor Jacob Shapiro that cataloged foreign influence campaigns using social media to defame people and "polarize debates." Microsoft said 26% of these campaigns targeted the U.S. and 74% "distorted objectively verifiable facts."

"They could appear to make people say things they didn't or to be places they weren't."

"The only realistic way to mitigate the risk of deepfakes is through technology."  However, "the bad guys will do their best to beat any tech that companies like Microsoft throw at them.  They will adjust, adapt, and refine on their end.  It is a perpetual game of cat and mouse."

2 September 2020

The Face Of The Democratic Party Isn't Joe Biden, It's The Raging Mob

It's too late for Biden to denounce the rioters and looters.  And anyway, why would he?  He needs their votes.

Too many months of inaction and equivocation about "mostly peaceful protests" have branded the Democrats as the party that's okay with street violence and mob action.

The images from Kenosha, Portland, and Washington, D.C., say, loud and clear, that Democrats think rioting and looting and violence are okay, under the circumstances.

The Democratic National Convention was conspicuously silent about the riots earlier this month.  They know — as we all do — that many of those rioting are part of the Democratic Party's left-wing base.  Biden isn't about to denounce them.

The mob is now a core Democratic Party constituency.

Everyone — even The New York Times and The Atlantic, which have been starting to sound the alarm — knows these mobs belong to the Democratic Party.  That's one reason the mainstream media have released no battleground state polls, zero, since the Kenosha riots began on August 23.  Given that a Zogby poll last week showed Trump with a 52 percent approval rating, a new high, one can surmise that major media polls right now are showing a decisive shift in Trump's favor, which is why they're not releasing them.

Democratic State Rep. John DeBerry Shames Rioters, asks, "What Kind Of People Have We Become?"

"If we don't start standing for something don't you know that the people that are looking at what's happening in Washington, in Detroit, in Portland, in Seattle, they're getting emboldened because we act like a bunch of punks.  Too frightened to stand up and protect our own stuff.  You tell me that somebody has the right to tear down property that Tennessee taxpayers paid for?  That American taxpayers paid for?  And somebody has the right to destroy it, deface it, and tear it down?  What kind of people have we become?"

"Peaceful protests ends peacefully, anarchy ends in chaos."

DeBerry predicted possible consequences of his words saying, "I'm sure everything I say is going to be misconstrued and misquoted and used against me in November.  Fine, fine, because I stand for my father‘s legacy."

The consequences DeBerry mentions are very real this election year.  In May, the Tennessee Democratic Party's State Executive Committee voted to remove DeBerry from the Democratic primary ballot after 26 years in office.  One of the committee members who voted to remove him said that DeBerry wasn't "exemplifying the basic Democratic principles."

Biden:  The Violent Riots Will Continue Unless You Vote Democrat

Biden's failure to call on elected officials in his own party to stop allowing murder and looting in the cities they run shows you how weak he is.

Now that polls won't let them ignore the rioting, looting, murder, and arson this summer in Democrat-run American cities, openly cheered on by leftists like the Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times author Nikole Hannah-Jones, Democrats have made a hard pivot to — what else? — "Blame Trump."

"Nice place you've got there, it'd be a shame if someone burned it down.  Now pay up that protection money."

"Does anyone believe there will be less violence in America if Donald Trump is reelected?" — Joe Biden.

Markey Holds Off Joseph Kennedy in Massachusetts Senate Race

Senator Edward J. Markey turned back a primary challenge Tuesday from Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III, handing the Kennedy family its first-ever electoral loss in Massachusetts and demonstrating the growing strength of the progressive left.

1 September 2020

Rioters pre-party in a parking lot before 'big show of destruction'

"Looting is fun!"

These things do start to fit a pattern.

More than 36 street gangs in Chicago reportedly vow to shoot on sight any cop who has a weapon drawn in public

The FBI has reportedly told Chicago-area law enforcement to be on the lookout for dangerous gang members just looking for a reason to kill cops.

Chicago's strict gun-control laws do not work — and cannot solve this problem.

31 August 2020

Footbal great Herschel Walker describes Donald Trump

'They hunted us down':  Fellow Patriot Prayer member describes 'execution' of Trump supporter, calls on Trump to send 'troops'

An unidentified man who says he belongs to the conservative Patriot Prayer organization discussed the murder of a fellow member he was with in Portland on Saturday in a viral video posted online.

"It escalated to the point that they executed my partner," the man says. "They hunted him down, they hunted us down, they recognized our Patriot Prayer hats.

"So they identified our hats. 'We got a couple of 'em right here. We got a couple of 'em right here.  Pull it out.  Pull it out,'" the man said, suggesting that someone following them take out a weapon.

"We turned around — it didn't even register that somebody was pointing a gun at us 'til the shots went off and he took off running."

Portland police have identified Michael Forest Reinoehl, 48, as someone who may have been involved in Danielson's murder.  In a separate report, The Oregonian said he had previously been accused of carrying a loaded firearm at an earlier protest in the downtown area.  Reinoehl is a regular at the protests in support of BLM and Antifa.

Biden condemns rioting, blasts Trump in fiery speech, but doesn't mention radical violent leftists

Biden's address is the first of two dueling speeches by the two presidential nominees as they trade fire this week over the unrest that has rocked cities from coast to coast this summer over police brutality and racial injustice.

The Trump campaign quickly noted that Biden on Monday did not mention or condemn the Antifa movement, which the Trump administration has blamed for much of the violent acts committed during the riots.

Trump campaign communications director Tim Murtaugh repeated the line "you won't be safe in Joe Biden's America."

Video shows Democratic leaders, liberal pundits cheering and condoning violence against political opponents

"Dem leaders and their allies in the media cheered on the violent left every step of the way," Trump Jr. tweeted, sharing a video on Monday that shows Democratic leaders, liberal pundits and Hollywood stars cheerleading violence against political opponents as America has seen unrest and chaos erupt in major cities.

The video kicks off with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-California, asking why there aren't "uprisings all over the country."

Thought for the Day

Leftism is not about reason, rights or serenity.  It's about group-think, hatred and violence.  Force is their only argument.  Don't try to persuade a Democrat.  They're all beyond reason.  Just stop them.

– Dr. Michael Hurd

28 August 2020

The US tech sector stocks is now worth more than the entire European stock market

US tech stocks have overtaken the entire European stock market in market value.  The tech sector is now worth $9.1 trillion, while European stocks — including those in the UK and Switzerland — are worth a collective $8.9 trillion.

The five largest US tech stocks — Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, Amazon, and Facebook — are worth a collective $7.5 trillion and make up nearly 24% of the S&P 500.  Of the five giants, Amazon has surged the most through the year.  The stock is up roughly 85% in 2020

To emphasize the speed at which tech stocks have grown, the bank noted that Europe's market cap in 2007 was roughly four times the size of the sector.

And Europe had a 2,200-year head-start, beginning about 600 BC in Classical Greece and the Roman Republic in 605 BC, vs. America's start in 1607.

In another comparison, the four Big Tech companies — Apple, Microsoft, Alphabet, and Amazon — are larger than Japan's stock market.

Dow ends Friday around 3% off record closing high as stock market is on track for best August in 36 years

U.S. stocks on Friday wrapped up the week and day higher, capping a powerful monthly rally for equities that leaves the main benchmarks at or near records, powered by gains in technology and e-commerce stocks as well as financials, amid growing optimism around coronavirus cures and treatments.

The week's stock activity was also affected by a speech from Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell appeared to usher in an era of looser monetary policy after the central bank dropped its longstanding practice of pre-emptively lifting rates to head off higher inflation.

The Dow closed up positive for the year, finally overcoming its coronavirus-induced losses.

The gains for the Dow and the S&P 500 represent the best August returns since 1984.  For the Nasdaq, it is the best August so far since 2000.

These 7 Funds Beat the Market Without Owning Facebook, Amazon, Apple, Microsoft, Google Stocks

Police arrest 8 during DC protests, including 5 for assaulting officers

Charges included destruction of property, simple assault and resisting arrest.

Videos showed attendees being confronted by protesters after leaving Trump's event.

Threatening Black Lives Matter Mob Surrounds Rand Paul for Several Minutes After RNC

Senator Paul was among the guests at President Donald Trump's speech on the South Lawn of the White House accepting his party's nomination.  Protesters attempted to drown out the speech, and later harassed people leaving the event.

"They were shouting threats to us – to kills us, to hurt us.  You couldn't reason with this mob.  But I'm actually the author of the Breonna Taylor law to end no-knock raids, so the irony is lost on these idiots that they're trying to kill the person who's actually trying to get rid of no-knock raids.  They were shouting and screaming – really these people were unhinged."

Fed Chief Powell's white-collar world led to Fed pivot for blue-collar jobs

Powell is an unlikely candidate to tilt U.S. monetary policy toward the working class.  But just as former Federal Reserve chair Paul Volcker changed U.S. central banking to fight inflation in service of the larger economy, so Powell, the current Fed chair, has seized the moment to ease up on that battle and, if a new Fed approach works as expected, register economic gains for a broader set of Americans through more jobs and better wages.

If it sounds more humanist than "central bank," the underpinnings nonetheless are deeply practical.  They rest on a decade's recognition that inflation is much less of a threat than in Volcker's day, on changes in Powell's own perspective from his first years as a Fed governor, and on research about how persistent inequality can cause larger economic damage.  In the background, workers and labor groups scarred by the 2007 to 2009 financial crisis pressed for a different approach from the central bank.

27 August 2020

The Republican Convention Is Proof:  The Party of Bush, McCain and Romney Is Dead

The Democratic Party propaganda machine, more commonly known as the mainstream media, has been gushing over the establishment Republicans who appeared at the Democratic National Convention to denounce President Trump and endorse Joe Biden, but as last night's Republican National Convention showed, the days of the Republican Party being a pale shadow of the Democrats are over.

As Rating America's Presidents: An America-First Look at Who Is Best, Who Is Overrated, and Who Was An Absolute Disaster demonstrates, the United States has been under the control of what is essentially a one-party system in two factions since at least the early 1950s.

The dominant mainstream of Republicanism ever since President Eisenhower has been to say "Me too" to the Democrats, rather than "I object."

Rating America's Presidents shows that while Ronald Reagan gave some pushback to this one-party rule, it has not been until the presidency of Donald J. Trump that it has been seriously challenged.  The two-party system is back, or more precisely, the one-party system is facing off against one determined individual who is attracting an increasingly large following.  This November will be decisive for the question of whether the one-party elites will in the future exert their hegemony unchallenged, as they did for so long.

We are NOT all Socialists now.

August Surprise:  Dems Suddenly Decide Riots Aren't So Great After All

Wednesday afternoon, President Donald Trump announced that Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers has had a change of heart, and is now welcoming federal law enforcement into Kenosha, Wisconsin after three nights of increasing violence stemming from the shooting of Jacob Blake by local police officers this past weekend.

It seems like as long as Democrats thought that the riots, looting, arson, and unrest could be pinned on Donald Trump, they were happy to let the mob run wild.  Now that voters are pinning the blame on the Democrats in charge of these cities, they've decided it's time to get serious about the disorder on their streets.

Thought for the Day

"There is no mother in this country that wants to raise her children on the streets of Portland, Seattle or Washington."

--South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem

26 August 2020

More Trump tax cuts ahead for individuals, White House Economic Adviser Larry Kudlow says

Kudlow credited the Trump administration's economic and relief policies with helping the U.S. economy rebound from a coronavirus-induced recession that began in February – and he said more tax relief is on the way if the president is reelected.

"Looking ahead, more tax cuts and regulatory roll back will be in store – payroll tax cuts for higher wages, income tax cuts for the middle class, capital gains tax cuts for investment, productivity and jobs."

Kudlow criticized former Vice President Joe Biden for plans to implement a "$4 trillion tax hike" as the economy emerges from a deep recession.  "Who in their right mind would pick the pocket of taxpayers and drain money from their wallets and purses?" Kudlow asked.

Kudlow also said Biden would have to raise rates on the middle-class to pay for his spending agenda, because his plans just don't "add up."

No surprise there.

"Elites" Yearn for a "Restoration" Abroad Under Biden

Their recent record is worse than Trump's on the Middle East, Europe, and China.

For them, the past four years have been a catastrophic break with the strategic progress for which they were responsible in the post-Cold War world.

This strategic record includes al Qaeda, 9/11, the Iraq catastrophe, the messy stalemate in Afghanistan, the collapse of U.S. authority in the Middle East, civil war in Libya and Syria, the rise of the Islamic State, a resurgent Russia against eastern Europe, and the rise of China as a superpower.

Part of the problem is that it is hard to stomach that Trump, a neophyte, has been so effective.  Whatever you think of him, his efforts have been more consequential than those of the bipartisan foreign policy that preceded him.  The President dispensed with all the failed policy strategies, and has radically reoriented U.S. foreign policy, with more success.

In contrast, Democrat nominee Biden has been "wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades."

The Past is behind us.  What is to come will be something different from what they want.

24 August 2020

Baltimore candidate Kim Klacik puts Dems on notice over Black support:  'Ignored us for too long'

Klacik spoke during the first night of the Republican National Convention.  Kim Klacik, a GOP congressional candidate who suggested that Democrats don't care about Black voters in a viral campaign ad, took aim at Joe Biden in a speech during the first night of the Republican National Convention, accusing the Democratic nominee of believing that Black Americans "can't think for ourselves."

"Joe Biden believes we can't think for ourselves -- that the color of someone's skin dictates their political views," she said in her remarks.  "We're not buying the lies anymore -- you and your party have ignored us for too long."

Klacik, who is Black, is the Republican nominee running to represent Maryland's 7th Congressional district, a Democratic stronghold that was represented for years by the late Rep. Elijah Cummings.

"And yet, the Democrats still assume that Black people will vote for them, no matter how much they let us down and take us for granted," she continued. "Nope. We're sick of it and not going to take it anymore. The days of blindly supporting the Democrats are coming to an end."

Biden promises to raise taxes

President Trump warned in a recent interview that a Biden presidency would bring about the "biggest tax increase in history."

23 August 2020

Russian dissident Alexei Navalny arrives in Germany after suspected poisoning

The opposition leader is one of Vladimir Putin's strongest critics.

Navalny was first OK'd to be transferred to a Berlin hospital Friday, but when the German plane equipped with medical supplies arrived, his Russian doctors said he was too fragile to travel, leading supporters to believe his transfer was delayed for political reasons -- until any poison would be untraceable in his system.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who fell into a coma after a suspected poisoning, landed in Germany for treatment Saturday following a day-long standoff over whether he would be allowed to leave a Russian hospital.  Navalny remains in a coma but is in stable condition.

The Kremlin has denied involvement in the incident but it wouldn't be the first time Putin has been accused of poisoning or murdering someone he sees as a threat.

21 August 2020

Dems make 'same promises' to African Americans every 4 years and nothing changes, says NC businessman

Democrats are 'not helping' Black Americans.  A Black businessman in North Carolina, who was a lifelong Democrat before he voted for President Trump in 2016, said Friday the Democratic party is "not helping" African Americans.

He points to Trump delivering on his campaign promises, including trade deals and bolstering Black colleges and universities, compared to the Democratic nominee Joe Biden, who had been in office for several decades and will be "controlled" and "manipulated" by the far left.

Biden-O'Rourke:  The Hug Seen Around the World

O'Rourke has called for sending law enforcement to people's homes to confiscate their lawfully-owned firearms if they did not comply with his extremist agenda. Biden wants him in charge.

Joe Biden is going to "take care of the gun problem", he says.  What about the millions of peaceful, law-abiding citizens?  What about the 2nd Amendment?  What might be in store for the creepy, ancient career politician if he tries to obliterate our right to defend ourselves–mostly from tyrants like himself?

"2020 Democrats are unambiguous about their anti-Second Amendment agenda."

"Biden hugging Beto going 'You're going to take care of the gun problem for me!' is a thing you will see in a Republican ad someday."  The moment was yet another headache for Biden as he struggles to appeal to gun owners.

Standard operating procedure for Marxists:  make criminals of us all.

20 August 2020

Who can vote by mail-in ballots?

Before the pandemic struck the U.S., only five states—Colorado, Hawaii, Oregon, Utah and Washington—conducted their elections using a vote-by-mail system.

Ohio and Maryland sent mail-in ballots for their primary eletions.

Governors in Delaware, Nevada, New Jersey, New York and North Dakota have said voters will receive vote-by-mail ballots for primary elections in June and July.

California Governor Gavin Newsom said all California voters will receive vote-by-mail ballots for the general election in November.

While many other states have loosened their restrictions for voting by mail, most still require voters to apply for a mail-in ballot, rather than send every registered voter an absentee ballot automatically.

President Trump said last month. "Mail ballots are very dangerous for this country because of cheaters.  They go collect them." - a process called ballot-harvesting, a tactic frequently used by Democrats for obtaining votes from illiterate voters.

19 August 2020

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More than 200 charged with federal crimes, 1,000 arrested in Operation LeGend, AG Barr announces

The operation is named for LeGend Taliferro, 4, who was shot and killed while he slept in June.  The federal government has dispatched to nine U.S. cities more than 1,000 additional agents from the FBI, ATF, Drug Enforcement Administration and U.S. Marshals Service to work shoulder to shoulder with state and local partners on homicide and assault squads to crack cases.

"We saw one result of those efforts last week when Kansas City olice arrested the suspected murderer of LeGend," Barr said.  "This arrest will not bring LeGend back but it will make his case an example of how we can come together to take violent criminals off the street and to make our communities safer."

"Operation LeGend is the heart of the federal government's response to this upturn in violent crime.  Its mission is to save lives, solve crimes and take violent offenders off the streets before they can claim more victims," Barr said.  "Rather than demonizing and defunding our police, we are supporting and strengthening our law enforcement partners at the state and local level."

Apple becomes US' first $2T company

Apple Inc. became the first U.S. company with a $2 trillion market capitalization as its share price climbed above $467.77.

Apple reached the $2 trillion milestone just over two years after becoming the first U.S. company to achieve a $1 trillion market cap on Aug. 2, 2018.  Since then, Alphabet, Amazon and Microsoft have all joined the $1 trillion club.  Both Amazon and Microsoft currently have market capitalizations of about $1.6 trillion while Alphabet's is near $1.05 trillion.

WWII veteran, 95, dying of cancer waves American flag outside home daily: ‘This is what I fought for'

He's one of the few remaining soldiers from World War II – and he isn't done yet.  John Mastrocola, 95, wants his neighbors to remember who he is, and more importantly, what he believes in.  In order to leave a lasting impression, he wakes up every morning and uses his cane to walk into his front yard and sit in a chair, waving the American flag.  Beyond being remembered, he wants people to respect the United States and her flag again, like it used to be.

18 August 2020

Senate Intel Committee says FBI gave 'unjustified credence' to Steele dossier, Russia 'took advantage' of Trump transition team

"The [Senate] Committee found absolutely no evidence that then-candidate Donald Trump or his campaign colluded with the Russian government to meddle in the 2016 election," Rubio said. "What the Committee did find, however, is very troubling."

Rubio detailed the committee's findings, which included "irrefutable evidence of Russian meddling" and "deeply troubling actions taken" by the FBI, "particularly their acceptance and willingness to rely on the ‘Steele Dossier' without verifying its methodology or sourcing."

The FBI "lacked a formal or considered process for escalating their warnings" about the hack of the Democratic National Committee; while noting that WikiLeaks "actively sought, and played, a key role in the Russian influence campaign."  WikiLeaks "likely knew it was assisting a Russian intelligence influence effort."

Trump hits back at Michelle Obama after searing DNC speech, says he 'would not be here' if not for her husband

The president, defending his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, then slammed the Obama-Biden administration for their "response" to the H1N1 Swine Flu, which he said was considered "weak and pathetic."  "Check out the polling, it's really bad," he tweeted.  "The big difference is that they got a free pass from the Corrupt Fake News Media!"

"The ObamaBiden Administration was the most corrupt in history, including the fact that they got caught SPYING ON MY CAMPAIGN, the biggest political scandal in the history of our Country," Trump said.  "It's called Treason, and more."

The Democrats' only hope to win the election is to cheat

17 August 2020

Democrat Rep. Ayanna Pressley calls for 'unrest in the streets,' targets Trump's allies

Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) called for "unrest in the streets" on Saturday.  "There needs to be unrest in the streets for as long as there's unrest in our lives and unfortunately there's plenty to go around."

Advocating violence is criminal, and subverts the American rule of law and constitutional government, in favor of tyranny.

Case Could Declare Civil Forfeiture Unconstitutional In South Carolina

South Carolina could become an unlikely trailblazer in blocking one of the most abused powers of law enforcement:  civil forfeiture.  Without ever needing to charge someone with a crime, police and prosecutors can permanently confiscate cash, cars, and other valuable property, and keep millions of dollars in proceeds to pad their budgets.

Earlier this month, the Institute for Justice (IJ) filed a brief asserting that the state's civil forfeiture regime violates the Fourteenth Amendment's guarantee of due process and the Eighth Amendment's ban on "excessive fines."  IJ is urging the South Carolina Supreme Court to uphold a circuit court decision that declared the state's civil forfeiture laws unconstitutional. Such a ruling would be monumental: Today, only Nebraska, New Mexico, and North Carolina have ended civil forfeiture.

In its brief, the Institute for Justice identifies multiple problems with South Carolina's "constitutionally infirm scheme."  First and foremost, state law lets police and prosecutors retain 95% of the proceeds from forfeiture, which "creates an impermissible financial incentive that offends due process."

South Carolina law enforcement agencies seized more than $17.6 million and over 400 vehicles between 2014 and 2016.  Owners were never convicted of a crime in almost 40% of cases.

The U.S. Supreme Court has repeatedly voided schemes that granted judges and prosecutors a personal or institutional gain as a result of their decisions.  That reasoning applies to civil forfeiture as well.

Civil forfeiture in South Carolina denies the presumption of innocence.

Not only does South Carolina infringe one of the bedrock safeguards for due process, it also imposes an unconstitutionally excessive fine.  Under the Eighth Amendment, fines and forfeitures must be proportional punishment to the underlying offense.  But if an owner is blameless, by definition, "forfeiture is always excessive."

Trump signs TRACED Act into law in bid to help put an end to robocalls (December 31, 2019)

Another small victory in the long fight to end robocalls.

Among the act's features are an increase in penalties for those scammers who knowingly initiate illegal robocalls and the requirement that phone companies authenticate calls to determine if the number calling you is real.  As part of a Federal Communications Commission push, major wireless carriers and home phone providers have been implementing a verification process known as STIR/SHAKEN throughout 2019 to authenticate calls and fight spammers.

In addition to raising penalties and pushing for authentication, the bill also gives regulators like the FCC and the Federal Trade Commission four years to go after scammers, as opposed to the one-year statute of limitations that was previously in place.

Who in their right mind would vote for this???

15 August 2020

Riding the wagon ...

14 August 2020

Ex-FBI lawyer to plead guilty in first criminal case arising from review

Former FBI lawyer Kevin Clinesmith will plead guilty to making a false statement in the first criminal case arising from U.S. Attorney John Durham's review of the investigation into links between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign.  Clinesmith is being charged in federal court in Washington and is expected to plead guilty to one count of making a false statement, said his attorney Justin Shur.

The development Friday comes amid much speculation, and even a tip-off by Barr, who said on Fox News' "Hannity" that there would be a "development" in the investigation, teasing that it wouldn't be "earth-shattering," but would be "an indication that things are moving along at the proper pace as dictated by the facts in this investigation."  "There are two different things going on," Barr said. "I said the American people need to know what actually happened, we need to get the story of what happened in 2016 and '17 out. That will be done."

Barr also said that "if people crossed the line, if people involved in that activity violated criminal law, they will be charged."

The media refuses to cover this murder because it does not fit their racist narrative

Five-year-old boy shot at point-blank range by next-door neigbor of a different race, but not what the media wants to report

GOP senator calls on China to repay $1.6T of century-old debt

The bonds, which are backed by gold, were issued as long ago as 1912

Sen. Martha McSally, R-Ariz., introduced a resolution Thursday calling on China to repay U.S. bondholders more than $1.6 trillion of sovereign debt, including interest, that pre-dates the country's Communist government.

"We are holding China accountable for their debt and for unleashing the coronavirus on the world.  We demand China pay back the $1.6 trillion it owes to American families."

Under international law, successor governments are responsible for the debts of their predecessors.  British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1987 ordered Beijing to pay Brits for their holdings or lose access to British capital markets, enticing then-Chinese President Li Xiannian's government to reach a settlement of 23.5 million British pounds.

By paying some bondholders and not others, Beijing is technically in selective default, according to the ratings of bond-risk firms Moody's, Standard & Poors and Fitch, and cannot access the international debt market until it pays the remaining holders.

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13 August 2020

Israel and the United Arab Emirates reach historic normalization deal brokered by United States

Israel will suspend plans to annex certain areas of the West Bank.

An historic deal was announced Thursday between Israel and the United Arab Emirates, to establish a full normalization of diplomatic relations between the two Middle Eastern nations.  The deal was brokered by President Donald Trump's administration.

"The United Arab Emirates and Israel will immediately expand and accelerate cooperation regarding the treatment of and the development of a vaccine for the coronavirus," the White House said in a statement.  "Working together, these efforts will help save Muslim, Jewish, and Christian lives throughout the region."  The deal will formally be known as the "Abraham Accords."  The UAE follows Egypt and Jordan in becoming one of only three Arab states, and the only Gulf state, to agree to a peace deal with Israel.

The agreement will give more Muslims the opportunity to visit the Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem's Old City, by allowing flights from Abu Dhabi into Tel Aviv.

Soros sees 'revolutionary moment' in pandemic:  'The range of possibilities is much greater'

Billionaire liberal activist George Soros told an Italian newspaper that he sees the coronavirus epidemic as a "revolutionary" opportunity.

"I would describe it as a revolutionary moment when the range of possibilities is much greater than in normal times," he said.  "What is inconceivable in normal times becomes not only possible but actually happens.  People are disoriented and scared."

Spoken like a true Marxist and wannabe dictator.

House ethics panel concludes 'Squad' member Tlaib violated campaign law, must repay $10,800

Committee rules payments from campaign after she won election were illegal but there was no 'ill intent.'

The House Ethics Committee unanimously ruled Friday that Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a Michigan Democrat and member of the rebellious group of liberals known as "the Squad," violated election law by paying herself campaign funds after winning the 2018 election.

The ruling was made public just a few days after Tlaib won a tough primary race on Tuesday.

All the times Kamala Harris criticized Joe Biden during the Democratic primary

Five major disagreements

1.  Harris criticizes Biden's stance on busing at first Democratic primary debate

2.  Harris blasts Biden for Hyde Amendment flip-flop

3.  Harris and Biden clash over health care plans on debate stage

4.  Harris says she believes Biden's acusers over sexual harassment claims

5.  Harris says Biden should not have used "lynching" when referring to the Clinton impeachment

11 August 2020

Dow Futures Surge

Corona Virus Stimulus

Possible Capital Gains Tax Cut

Russia Touts Vaccine Breakthrough

Two-day rally in oil prices, sparked by stronger-than-expected industrial data from China over the weekend

China reports a 16.4% surge in July car sales

10 August 2020

AG Barr:  US facing new form of 'urban guerrilla warfare' driven by left's 'lust for power'

The left views opposition as 'evil because we stand in the way of their progressive utopia'

Don't you mean Dystopia?

Black Lives Matter is comprised of "Bolsheviks" with a focus on on "some form of socialism, communism.  They're essentially Bolsheviks. Their tactics are fascistic."  The nationwide riots organized by ANTIFA is "a new form of urban guerrilla warfare.  They go into the demonstrations, which are exercising First Amendment activity, and they insinuate themselves in there to shield themselves.  That's where they swim.  And what they do is they hijack these demonstrations and they and they provoke violence."

The group's radical leanings are reflective of the Democratic party's far-left shift in recent years. "The left has "pulled away from the umbrella of classical liberal values that have undergirded" America and made a "secular religion" out of seeking "complete political victory." 

Power has become a "secular religion of the left," Barr asserted.  "They want to run people's lives so they can design utopia for all of us...and it's the lust for power.  And they weren't expecting Trump's victory. And it outrages them."

9 August 2020

‘We're Marching the Antifa Commie Scum Out of the Neighborhood.'

A group of citizens in Fort Collins, Colorado rose up to defend their neighborhood against a gang of Antifa thugs.  "We are currently marching Antifa commie bastards out of the neighborhood," said one man filming the encounter.  "Nobody wants Antifa in the neighborhood. Nobody wants them here so we're marching them out."

Some of the local residents had just returned from a "Back the Blue" rally only to find the black-clad Antifa mob prowling their streets.  They were given multiple orders by the residents to leave peacefully.

"Bye, bye commie scum," another resident said. "You came to the wrong city, boys and girls."

At some point the incident turned violent — but the impromptu neighborhood watch men were not to be messed with.  "Commie grabbing a knife," one person could be heard shouting. "Commie grabbing a knife."  It's not clear who threw the first punch, but neighborhood watch threw the last.

Converse Colloege tries the Marxist Forced Indoctrination Approach

One professor asserts his conscience against rampant Marxism.

Refusing to be a party to Converse's indictment of America as systemically racist, Jeff Poelvoorde dared it to do him its worst.  A seasoned academic, and a scholar of politics, Poelvoorde knew that the proposed training would be — could not but be — ideologically inflected.

Krista L. Newkirk, Converse's president since 2016, asserted that systemic racism haunted Converse's campus.  A number of initiatives were accordingly announced including mandatory "anti-bias training."  Only one voice rose publicly against it: that of Political Science Professor Poelvoorde.  The training was polluting the intellectual life of a liberal-arts college Poelvoorde had grown to love.  He couldn't be an accomplice to its violation, and refused to participate.

Yet in our unheroic age, and in a very unheroic academy, his predicament is worth notice, regret — and alarm.

Bravo the Hero, Professor Poelvoorde!

Clemson prof: 'All Republicans are racist scum'

It is hard to believe anyone is this stupid.

Dems want mail-in voting 'extended' so even if Trump 'wins they can call him a fake president'

"The states are incapable of doing 100 million potentially or 80 million or 60 million people with mail-in voting.   I think mail-in voting is going to rig the election."

FBI deceived Senate Intelligence Committee in 2018 briefing on Steele dossier:  'misled the hell out of them'

"Somebody needs to go to jail for this," Graham said. "This is a second lie.  This is a second crime.  They lied to the FISA court.  They got rebuked, the FBI did, in 2019 by the FISA court, putting in doubt all FISA applications ... a year before, they're lying to the Senate Intel Committee.  It's just amazing the compounding of the lies."

Hundreds gather in Beverly Hills for pro-Trump 'Rescue America' rally, encouraging Californians to walk away from Democratic party

Hundreds of demonstrators attended the "Rescue America" rally in Beverly Hills on Saturday afternoon.  The pro-Trump march was organized by the #WalkAway Foundation, a campaign that "encourages and supports those on the Left to walk away from the divisive tenets endorsed and mandated by the Democratic Party of today."

8 August 2020

It's 1984 in China – The technology China uses to 'audit' its population

Tyranny and control – signs of sick minds.

Seattle Businesses Are Suing City For Failure To Protect Against ANTIFA

Similarly, the owner of a manufacturing plant in Minneapolis, Minnesota, says he will move his business out of the city after officials failed to protect his livelihood from being set on fire in riots this month.  The owner of 7-SIGMA plans to leave Minneapolis after protesters, arsonists, and looters wrecked the city in weeks-long riots.  7-SIGMA designs, manufactures, and supplies polymer and metal components and assemblies for printing, medical, aerospace, and industrial companies and has about 50 employees — and will not be returning to Minneapolis after it was set on fire in the riots.

AG Barr – a great Attorney General

It's no longer about George Floyd.  It's about Marxism.

Thought for the Day

7 August 2020

Portland mayor condemns rioters for 'attempting to commit murder'

Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler Thursday evening condemned the actions of rioters who attempted to set fire to a police precinct and blocked the exits while officers were inside.  "When you commit arson with an accelerant in an attempt to burn down a building that is occupied by people who you have intentionally trapped inside, you are not demonstrating, you are attempting to commit murder," Wheeler said in a news conference with Portland Police Chief Chuck Lovell.

6 August 2020

Barack Obama and His Race Card

Compares President Trump to two Democrats

Former Obama National Security Advisor and U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Susan Rice Admits Under Oath She Emailed with Hillary Clinton on Clinton's Non-Government Email System and Received Emails Related to Government Business on Her Own Personal Email Account

Rice's interrogatory responses come in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit that seeks records concerning "talking points or updates on the Benghazi attack" (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of State (No. 1:14-cv-01242)).  This FOIA lawsuit led directly to the disclosure of the Clinton email system in 2015.  Judicial Watch uncovered "talking points" created by the Obama White House and other documents showing that statements about the attack made on the eve of the 2012 elections by then-National Security Advisor Susan Rice were false.

Great video:  Trump for Ever

5 August 2020

New York City loses hundreds of billions in wealth as rich residents skip town

Tax collections in New York City dropped 46 percent in June.  That decline follows a 32 percent drop in May and a 23 percent decline in April.

4 August 2020

FBI has opened 300 'domestic terror' investigations as a result of riots

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., defended the work of federal officers in Portland.  "If we had done nothing, what would have happened to the courthouse, Mr. Cuccinelli, in Portland?" Graham asked.  Cuccinelli responded: "That courthouse wouldn't be there."  "So I challenge anyone on the other side to say differently," Graham said. "If we hadn't intervened they'd have burned the god--n thing down."

‘You're Welcome To Say Something Negative About Antifa Right Now':
Ted Cruz Spars With Mazie Hirono At Senate Hearing

"Across the country, we're seeing horrific violence, we're seeing our country torn apart," Cruz said Monday. "Violent anarchists and Marxists are exploiting protests to transform them into riots and direct assaults on the lives and safety of their fellow Americans."

Washington Post bashed as 'morally bankrupt' for glowing feature on Chinese Communist Party

Criticism on social media was swift, with some users referencing the Post's slogan, "Democracy Dies in Darkness."

3 August 2020

Democrats don't just condone violence by continuing to look the other way, they are an active part of it

"Oregon Democratic Gov. Kate Brown struck a deal with the Trump administration earlier this week, whereby federal officers will begin to withdrawal from downtown Portland as state agencies attempt to provide enforcement on their own.  But Democratic leaders have consistently sided with the protestors, ignoring the violence and the threat and safety the riots pose to members of the community."

2 August 2020

Austin Police, Texas State Troopers Prevent Violence and Arrest Many

The protesters hopefully learned two lessons.  One: Texas is not Oregon or Washington State.  Two: Don't mess with Texas. A few dozen protesters were arrested Saturday night.  They came to Austin for their little vacation, but some will leave at least on probation.

1 August 2020

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Dr. Hurd says it all, very succinctly and very clearly.  There is no mistaking and no arguing with these FACTS.  Dr. Hurd nails it.

Again, see Dr. Hurd's website, for this and plenty more, just as good.

Apple is now the world's largest company, at $1.8 trillion market value

Apple also announced it will split its stock 4 for 1.  The stock split will occur for owners of record at the close of the market on August 24th, with the split reflected in trading on Ausgust 31st.

30 July 2020

Democrats hammered over 'deafening silence' after Black Trump supporter murdered

Rioters Set Fire to Building With a Child Inside, Blocked Fire Truck From Putting Out the Fire

That's attempted murder, and the rioters should be prosecuted for that and under RICO.

Seattle residents slam 'Defund the police' as 'radical experiment' during city budget meeting

The city – along with Portland, Ore., Chicago, and other locations – has taken criticism from President Trump and other Republicans, who have portrayed Democratic leaders in the cities as enablers of the rioting and destruction rather than law enforcers who are dedicated to maintaining public safety.

Missouri attorney general dismissing case against St Louis couple charged with brandishing gun

"As Missouri's chief law enforcement officer, I simply will not stand by while Missouri laws are being ignored," Schmitt said in a video shared on Twitter.  "That is why I am entering the case in terms of seeking the dismissal of the case to protect the rights of Missourians to defend themselves in their property under Missouri's castle doctrine."  The rule recognizes residents' right to respond to intruders with force and without a duty to retreat because their home is their "castle."  If someone trespasses and disrupts the "sanctity" of their home, they intend to harm, and residents can ward off their advances.

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29 July 2020

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28 July 2020

Some Wisconsin police departments back out of DNC security agreements due to orders that would prevent officers from using certain crowd control measures during protests.

"I can not send personnel if they are not properly equipped or will not be allowed to engage in appropriate actions which would ensure their safety."

You Know It's True

27 July 2020

Gold soars to all-time high as dollar dive adds fuel to record run

Gold rose 1.5% to $1,928.83 per ounce; silver rose to $23.86 per ounce.

25 July 2020

Low-income Blacks being 'bamboozled and hustled and scammed' by Democrats

"All of these inequities that they have been talking about have been done on their watch."

GOP Reps push resolution to ban Democratic Party over past slavery ties

The resolution also says such a party "shall either change its name or be barred from participation in the House of Representatives."

Oakland Mayor Victimized By BLM Vandals She Supported

Last month Schaaf "gave open approval to a Black Lives Matter art display on public property."

21 July 2020

China is using cyber intrusions as part of its 'rob, replicate and replace' strategy to technological development

China's own ineptitude in these areas is clearly on display by stealing what others have done.

President Trump signs order to prevent illegal immigrants from being counted in redrawing of voting districts

The Apportionment Memorandum is titled "Ensuring American Citizens Receive Proper Representation in Congress."

Afghan teen wielding an AK-47 kills two Taliban fighters after parents were murdered

"Qamar Gul, who was inside the house, took an AK-47 gun the family had and first shot dead the two Taliban fighters who killed her parents, and then injured a few others."

20 July 2020

The visionary woman the Left can't stand

Why are so many people so hostile to the ideas of Ayn Rand?  Take nobody's word for it.  See for yourself.

Food for Thought

19 July 2020

5 countries offering perks to work in paradise

Barbados - Sicily - Greece - Mexico - Chile

Florida Hospitals:  COVID Positivity is 10x Lower Than Reported

Florida's record count of infections may be overestimated by 30%.

Food for Thought

18 July 2020

The senator added that Parkhomenko's remark is another example of the virulent response to people who oppose leftist orthodoxy.  Turning to a discusson of "cancel culture" in general, Blackburn described the phenomenon as "what happens in socialist and Marxist societies.  If you disagree with anyone on anything with some of these leftists, then all of a sudden everything to do with you ... is considered all bad and canceled out."

Thought for the Day

"There are only 3 types of liberals, 1 greedy elitist politicians who keep people poor and uninformed, 2 welfare recipients, 3 the uninformed fools that keep voting for them."

17 July 2020

Democrats 'destroying the Black community' and reparations push 'part of their plan'

"These Democrats are doing nothing but destroying the Black community.  And these reparations is a part of their plan.  They're going to continue it and continue with until we figure out these people are no good."

Democratic Party may have a date with cancel culture

"Shall we also change the names of months?  We might start with July, which honors Julius Caesar, who by common standards committed genocide against the Gauls, and August, named after the man who put the last nail in the coffin of the Roman Republic and declared himself emperor — both were also slave owners themselves as well as leaders of vast slave empires."

16 July 2020

Trump's deregulatory efforts will add $3,100 to household incomes

The administration's goal was to eliminate two regulations for every one implemented, though it now says that ratio has expanded to seven to one.

Conservative group Turning Point launches 'DivestU' to redirect donations away from liberal colleges

President Trump last week tweeted that schools could be stripped of their tax-exempt status if they engage in "Radical Left Indoctrination."

Fed up with Portland:  DHS accuses Portland officials of enabling 'mob,' posts timeline of damage by 'violent anarchists'

"The city of Portland has been under siege for 47 straight days by a violent mob while local political leaders refuse to restore order to protect their city."

Portland cop slams hypocrisy of Black Lives Matter protesters for having fewer minorities than police

Biden's climate plan is a disaster for American workers

Some of the more extreme elements in Biden's plan include a goal to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050, the creation of a civilian climate corps and plans to spend trillions retrofitting cars and buildings to be energy efficient.  These proposals would kill energy jobs by choking the fossil fuel energy to death with red tape.  We already see early casualties of Biden's plans, as Duke Energy recently pulled the plug on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline due to regulatory uncertainty.  If Biden wins, expect many more energy jobs to disappear.

EU's Top Court Restricts Personal-Data Transfers to U.S., Citing Surveillance Concerns

Blocking data transfers to the U.S. could upend billions of dollars of trade from cross-border data activities, including cloud services, human resources, marketing and advertising.

A Word of Warning

15 July 2020

Trump may intervene in case of St. Louis couple wielding guns at protesters, Missouri governor said

The President's support behind the scenes was vital to permitting local police to step back from prior directives to be 'hands off' protesters.  "The support of the Executive Office appears to have motivated The Governor to garner a heightened degree of appreciation for implications and rights at risk in this situation."

14 July 2020

Cancelling the haters:  'It looks like love is winning'

"It looks like love is winning and that's really what this is about, taking a negative and turning it into a positive that works for the employees of Goya and the people who need food right now."

13 July 2020

White House eyes major crackdown on TikTok amid privacy concerns

Now it appears the Trump administration is looking to possibly shut down TikTok through a CFIUS ruling.  CFIUS is the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States.  The agency reviews foreign purchases of U.S. companies or that do significant business in the U.S. and maintain a presence there.

Goya 'buy-cott' begins as customers load up on product after Trump backlash

"I am encouraging all to join me in purchasing $10 worth of Goya Foods products."

12 July 2020

"We're all truly blessed at the same time to have a leader like President Trump, who is a builder."


Secretary of State Pompeo: US-Mexican partnership is gaining strength and USMCA is the centerpiece

The timing couldn't have been better, either. The deal was finalized before China's mishandling of the COVID-19 outbreak upended the global economy, and the USMCA's benefits will help drive our vigorous recovery.

11 July 2020

Who is Kimberly Gardner, the St. Louis prosecutor investigating gun-toting couple?

She said her office was working with the police department to investigate the confrontation, adding that authorities "will use the full power of Missouri law to hold people accountable."  However, no charges were filed against the couple as of Tuesday morning.

St. Louis couple who brandished guns had right to defend property:  attorney

Mark McCloskey, 63 said in a Tuesday morning interview that he, his wife and his home were threatened by a fringe group that accompanied protesters marching to the mayor's nearby home.  "There were people wearing body armor. One person pulled out a loaded pistol magazine, he clipped them together and said, 'You're next.  We were threatened with our lives, threatened with the house [being] burned down."

Missouri couple who defended home have rifle seized during police search

Protesters had returned to their neighborhood July 3 – but the couple was alerted in advance and hired a private security company to protect their residence.

Trump denies Minnesota gov's request for taxpayer money to repair massive damage from BLM riots

Perhaps they should start by not condoning and allowing them to happen in the first place.

68% of Voters Are Concerned About The Security of Mail-In Ballots

New Jersey's municipal mail-in election and mail-in primary elections were small scale experiments in what Democrats want to do nationwide this November.  The disastrous outcomes should worry any American who supports the principle of one person, one vote.

Trump commutes Roger Stone's sentence, days before prison term set to begin

The president had made the decision to commute Stone's sentence "in light of the egregious facts and circumstances surrounding his unfair prosecution, arrest, and trial."

Trump right to commute Roger Stone's sentence – Stone committed no crime, was framed by Mueller

Illegitimately appointed under federal regulations, Mueller employed a scorched-earth strategy to bully, intimidate, and threaten people like former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn and Trump campaign adviser George Papadopoulos into coerced guilty pleas.  Mueller's ultimate goal was to get these people to incriminate President Trump for imaginary crimes based on invented evidence of Russian "collusion" to steal the 2016 presidential election.  But they didn't.  There was nothing incriminating.  But the truth was irrelevant to the special counsel.

Penn State deletes 'disgusting' tweet affirming conservative students

9 July 2020

Senator Loeffler:  Black Lives Matter is Marxist-based

The Black Lives Matter political organization "is a very divisive organization based on Marxist principals.  This week they threatened to burn the system down, literally and figuratively if they don't get what they want.  This is an organization that looks to destroy American principals."

You're Being Duped:  Black Lives Matter Founder Admits "We are Trained Marxists"

Marxism doesn't have the interest of the people in mind.  It often uses people or causes as an avenue to dismantle and rebuild political systems.  Communism and socialism are not a solid system to replace anything with as they deteriorate and degrade everything, including the lives of the people. Socialism in all its variants – e.g., Communism, Socialism, Fascism – has claimed the lives of well over a hundred million people in its implementation in various countries.

"Black Lives Matter" Is Preying on America's Belief That Black Lives Matter

BLM the institution doesn't seem to want to solve the problem.  They are, by their own admission, not interested in coming together with law enforcement bodies to solve the problem and will reject any attempts or events that do so.

Donations to Black Lives Matter Go to 'ActBlue' – The Activist Arm of the Democrat Party

Act Blue's tag line:  "Powering Democratic candidates, committees, parties, organizations, and c4s around the country."

Feds Bust Black Lives Matter Organizer for Blackmailing Local Businesses

"You don't want 600 people to come here and destroy your business and burn it down"

From June 26th – Wisconsin violence erupted over arrest of activist with felony conviction, history of controversial social media posts

Protests calling for Johnson's release soon spiraled into vandalism and violence during which vandals pulled down two statues.

Fear, ignorance, panic, mob hysteria, propaganda, agitators, and hidden-agenda groups are the environment where the Leftists gain the most ground.  Marxist ideologies like Socialism, Fascism, and Communism do not work.  They destroy the incentives for productivity and hence prosperity; poverty is the inevitable result.  They are purely destructive, and their so-called proponents know it.  Being in power and in control as despotic tyrants is the ulterior motive and ultimate goal of Leftists.  Well-meaning but misguided and misled average people, mobs, dupes, stooges, and thugs are their tools.

There is no epidemic of fatal police shootings against unarmed Black Americans

Ideally officers would never need to take anyone's life.  But the data on police killings doesn't support reducing or abolishing law enforcement.

Supreme Court rules religious schools shielded from teachers' employment discrimination claims

The Supreme Court ruled in a 7-2 decision on Wednesday that civil courts cannot get involved in employment discrimination claims brought against religious organizations where the employee served a religious function.

How Big Tech Make Their Billions

Company Revenue
Net Income
Market Cap
(July 2020)
Apple $260.2 billion $55.2 billion $1.58 trillion
Amazon $280.5 billion $11.6 billion $1.44 trillion
Alphabet $161.9 billion $34.3 billion $1.02 trillion
Microsoft $125.8 billion $39.2 billion $1.56 trillion
Facebook $70.8 billion $18.5 billion $665.04 billion
Combined $899.2 billion $158.8 billion $6.24 trillion

8 July 2020

'We are in a culture war,' Republicans need to 'toughen up' – President Trump

That same message against cancel culture was recently put forth by well-known liberal writers and activists who warned that their fellow leftists were going too far.  A letter published in Harper's Magazine that was signed by notable figures including author J.K. Rowling, activist Gloria Steinem, and linguist Noam Chomsky said that liberals have exhibited "an intolerance of opposing views, a vogue for public shaming and ostracism, and the tendency to dissolve complex policy issues in a blinding moral certainty."

Blast against the "cancel culture"

"We are now in the process of defeating the radical left, the anarchists, the agitators, the looters, and the people who, in many instances, have absolutely no clue what they are doing.  We will never allow an angry mob to tear down our statues, erase our history, indoctrinate our children." – President Trump

Facts Are Stubborn Things   by Dr. Hurd

Liars will bring us down with them, and ultimately destroy us.  America had so much to lose, and — as of this moment, at least — we are losing.  The war isn't over, and there's no rational reason ever to give up.  But dishonesty is a powerful thing when people are ignorant and indifferent toward real facts.  If we're to win this war for truth, people will have to become courageous and stop worrying about what others think.  Others are not your friend … the truth IS.

Fear, ignorance, panic, mob hysteria, propaganda, agitators, and hidden-agenda groups are the environment where the Leftists gain the most ground.  Marxist ideologies like Socialism, Fascism, and Communism do not work.  They destroy the incentives for productivity and hence prosperity; poverty is the inevitable result.  They are purely destructive, and their so-called proponents know it.  Being in power and in control as despotic tyrants is the ulterior motive and ultimate goal of Leftists.  Well-meaning but misguided and misled average people, mobs, dupes, stooges, and thugs are their tools.

US Supreme Court permits broad religious exemption to birth control coverage

7 July 2020

COVID Deaths

3 July 2020

Democrat Minnesota Gov. Walz asks Trump for disaster declaration after George Floyd riots trigger over $500M in damages

The violence has subsided, but federal prosecutors have filed a slew of charges against arson suspects and continue to seek to identify more persons of interest.

Jeffrey Epstein's friends 'are probably pretty terrified' after Ghislaine Maxwell arrest

Woman claims Ghislaine Maxwell raped her '20-30 times' from ages 14-16; willing to testify: 'She is just as evil as Jeffrey Epstein'

Businesses, protesters relieved after CHOP finally taken away in Seattle

2 July 2020

Investigation into St. Louis couple who defended their home against protesters is 'abuse of power,' says Missouri Senator Hawley

Under Missouri's Castle Doctrine, "a person has the right, has the absolute unmitigated right to protect his or her castle or family while on their property," Watkins said.  "And in this particular fact situation, you have individuals who are acting on private property, trespassing as lawbreakers onto private property, damaging and destroying private property and acting in a threatening and hostile fashion, such as to give rise to what any human being would consider to be placing them in a position of abject horror and certainly in a position of feeling in fear of imminent harm."

Feds arrest ‘ringleader' in attack on Andrew Jackson statue by White House

"They were very organized," a federal law enforcement official said.  "Charter was on top of the statue and directing people ... they had acid, chisels, straps and a human chain preventing police from getting to the statue."

State Department warns top US businesses on China human rights abuses

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