News of the Week for August 9th, 2015
- Obama Scandals
- Gun Rights
- Hide the Decline
- War & Terror
- National News
- Economy & Taxes
- International News
Obama White House Is Using Nazi-Style Attacks on Jews for Opposing Nuclear Deal
The Tablet, a prominent Jewish magazine, accused the Obama White House of using Nazi-style attacks on Jews who disagree with the foolish nuclear deal with the Iranian regime.
Gun Control Lies
In New York City, you can’t even wield a fake gun on TV… unless you’re making anti-gun propaganda.
Seattle moves forward with “gun violence tax” on all weapons, ammo
This week the Seattle City Council moved one step closer to imposing a sweeping sales tax on both weapons and ammunition which appears to fly in the face of a thirty year old state law banning such restrictions. A committee vote took place on Wednesday and the proposal will move to a full vote tomorrow. And this is just a bad deal all the way around.
Ted Cruz to Koch Group: No, Global Warming Is Not Real Share article on Facebook
Senator Ted Cruz on Sunday got perhaps the most enthusiastic applause of any Republican presidential candidate to appear before the 450 donors drawn to Southern California for the Koch brothers’ summer conference with a point-blank denial of global warming.
Negligent Corporate Polluter Nabbed in Massive Spill. . . Oh, Wait
There’s been a massive spill of toxic mine tailings into the Animas River in Colorado, “turning the water an opaque orange color reminiscent of boxed mac and cheese,” reports Newsweek.
Government in Healthcare
More than two-thirds of Obamacare enrollees unsatisfied with coverage: survey
Obamacare has offered insurance to millions of people, but they’re unhappy with the coverage they’re getting and are particularly upset about the costs, according to a survey released Monday that suggests the health care law continues to struggle to win over Americans.
Cheryl Mills To Destroy Emails About Boss Hillary Clinton
In a letter sent to the U.S. State Department and just filed today with U.S. federal Judge Emmet G. Sullivan, the counsel for Cheryl Mills wrote: “Ms. Mills does not believe that she has paper copies of potential records in her possession. Following our production on August 10, 2015 [of the defense counsel’s version of the electronic records], we have instructed her to delete any and all electronic records in her possession.”
In Deadly Complication of Obama’s Half-Assed Action Against ISIS, Turkey is Now Bombing a Key US Ally, the Only Trustworthy Ground Troops Fighting ISIS
The Kurdish militia, the YPG, coordinates with the US in the few airstrikes we lodge against ISIS. I suppose that means they provide us the enemy’s location and maybe conduct maneuvers designed to hold them while bombers are scrambled.
China’s new “Great Game”
China building Naval bases across Asia, eyes Horn of Africa
Officials investigate reports of shots fired near Camp Shelby in Mississippi
Authorities in Mississippi are investigating reports of shots fired near soldiers training along the southern edge of the Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center on Tuesday.
Prosecutors: Brendan Tevlin’s murder was an act of terror
Terrorism charges filed
UK charges radical Islamic cleric Anjem Choudary with “inviting support” of Islamic State
Radical Muslim cleric Anjem Choudary has been detained and charged with inviting support for the Islamic State, U.K. prosecutors announced Wednesday.
ISIS Publishes Sex Slave Catalog – Exports Women and Children to Affluent Middle Easterners
The Islamic State published and distributed a sex slave catalog this year for regional buyers. The younger the child – the higher the price.
Satellite pictures show Iran may be trying to destroy nuclear evidence
Photos appear to show bulldozer and oil spills at the controversial Parchin military base
Becoming a Maritime Power? – The First Chinese base in the Indian Ocean
In May 2015, it was reported that China was going to establish a naval base in the East African nation of Djibouti. In that past, there has been much talk about Chinese overseas bases, but the Chinese official response to this news suggest the base is likely to be more than a rumor.
Sorry, Still No American Exceptionalism in APUSHShare article on Facebook
When Newsweek broke the story last week that the College Board had redone its controversial 2014 AP U.S. history (APUSH) framework, the headline blared: “Revised AP U.S. History Standards Will Emphasize American Exceptionalism.” That headline was quickly echoed across the web, with Slate promising an APUSH course “Juiced Up With More ‘American Exceptionalism,'” New York Magazine following suit, and Think Progress decrying the College Board’s supposed “cave” to conservative pressure.
Bobby Jindal: Arrest Mayors of Sanctuary Cities as Accessories to Illegal Alien Crime
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, is calling on mayors of sanctuary cities to be arrested as accomplices to the crimes illegal aliens receiving special treatment in their cities commit.
Craig James Sues Fox Sports for Religious Discrimination over Gay Marriage Firing
College football analyst Craig James filed suit against Fox Sports in a Dallas court this morning contending religious discrimination for his 2013 termination over his stance on gay marriage.
John Boehner Embarrassed: His Whip Team Couldn’t Find Votes to Reelect Him Speaker Last Week
House Speaker Rep. John Boehner (R-OH) had been planning to call up on the House floor last week a measure from Rep. Mark Meadows (R-NC) that would have removed him as Speaker of the House if it succeeded—intending to embarrass Meadows—but abandoned the plan after his entire leadership structure learned that they did not have the votes to re-elect him as Speaker before the August recess.
USA to Issue More Green Cards Than Populations of Iowa, New Hampshire, South Carolina Combined
The overwhelming majority of immigration to the United States is the result of our visa policies. Each year, millions of visas are issued to temporary workers, foreign students, refugees, asylees, and permanent immigrants for admission into the United States. The lion’s share of these visas are for lesser-skilled and lower-paid workers and their dependents who, because they are here on work-authorized visas, are added directly to the same labor pool occupied by current unemployed jobseekers.
Watch People Struggle to Name First Amendment Rights
Low information voters . . .
Huntington Park appoints two illegal aliens to city commissions
Huntington Park is making history and not everyone is happy about it.
U.S. Pays Black Comedian to Deliver Anti-White Racist Tirade at Fed Agency
The U.S. government paid a controversial civil rights activist/comedian to deliver an anti-white racist tirade at a major federal agency during Black History month and Judicial Watch has obtained the disturbing transcript of the offensive political rant.
Misery deepens for those in Puerto Rico who can’t leave
Most tables are empty at Walter Martin’s coffee shop in San Juan’s colonial district. His brow is furrowed with concern and glistens with sweat in the sweltering Caribbean morning.
Texas Christian University student punished for criticizing Islam, Baltimore riots
All it took was 140 characters for Texas Christian University to suspend a conservative student who posted a series of social networking posts that insulted the Islamic State, the Baltimore rioters and Mexicans.
Hillary Clinton Loses Ground With White Women — WSJ/NBC Poll
Many Democrats have long hoped that Hillary Clinton might expand Barack Obama‘s electoral coalition by drawing in more white women voters.
Fifth Undercover Planned Parenthood Video Released: “This Patient Was Like 18 Weeks” (Warning: GRAPHIC)
A pro-life, medical ethics group has released the fifth video in its ongoing undercover series that allegedly shows Planned Parenthood doctors and staffers discussing the sale of aborted fetal body parts.
White Ivy Leaguers create student group to confront their “privilege”
The only membership requirement is “a desire to take an anti-racist stance in learning about race and whiteness, and a willingness to face discomfort, uncertainty, or anger in the process.”
Hillary Clinton’s Mega-Donors Are Also Funding Jeb Bush
Racetrack owners, bankers, and chicken kings: Meet the ultra-rich bankrolling the Bush and Clinton dynasties.
Senate Passes Commercial Space Bill
The U.S. Senate approved a bill Aug. 4 that extends two key provisions of commercial launch law as well as authorizes operations of the International Space Station beyond 2020, but the bill will have to be reconciled with a House bill that is more generous to industry.
These Hillary Supporters Want Her to Repeal the Bill of Rights if She’s Elected President
Hillary Clinton supporters are asked if they agree with her supposed “campaign promise” to “repeal the Bill of Rights” to see if they would blindly agree with this clearly insane policy just because Hillary is supposedly behind it. The results of the experiment are disturbing.
Reddit Expands Ban on Offensive Content
The CEO reverses his earlier stance and revises the company’s policy
Poll: Americans Overwhelmingly Choose Religious Rights Over Gay Rights by Debra Heine
The month of June was a depressing one for conservatives. The Supreme Court’s 50-state mandate for gay marriage and the upholding of Obamacare were a disaster for religious liberty, and social conservatism seemed to be in retreat.
Gay Teens Get Pregnant More Than Straights Do
If that has your head spinning, wait until you hear the gay movement’s explanation.
Pennsylvania AG Kathleen Kane charged for perjury, obstruction, abuse
This has been coming for over a year. Here’s the back story. I will summarize. In March of last year, Pennsylvania Attorney General Kathleen Kane was taking heat in the press for dropping a case against five Democrats, including four state lawmakers, who were caught on video accepting bribes. Her response to this criticism, which almost certainly came from the investigators themselves, took a depressingly predictable pattern.
Defense says prosecutor steered police away from evidence Freddie Gray had history of “crash for cash” schemes
The police detectives who investigated the death of Freddie Gray were told that he had a history of participating in “crash-for-cash” schemes – injuring himself in law enforcement settings to collect settlements – but were advised by a state prosecutor not to pursue the information, according to defense attorneys for the six officers charged in Gray’s arrest and death.
Google’s Search Algorithm Could Steal the Presidency
Imagine an election—a close one. You’re undecided. So you type the name of one of the candidates into your search engine of choice. (Actually, let’s not be coy here. In most of the world, one search engine dominates; in Europe and North America, it’s Google.) And Google coughs up, in fractions of a second, articles and facts about that candidate. Great! Now you are an informed voter, right? But a study published this week says that the order of those results, the ranking of positive or negative stories on the screen, can have an enormous influence on the way you vote. And if the election is close enough, the effect could be profound enough to change the outcome.
Here’s the proof a NYC high school diploma is worthless
State officials uncovered astonishing evidence that city high school diplomas are worthless – a Manhattan classroom of 11th-graders reading “The Three Little Pigs,” The Post has learned.
Robert Stacy McCain: Why I Got Suspended from Twitter
Yesterday, I was locked out of my Twitter account for 12 hours. The notification didn’t explain why this had happened, but when I logged on this morning, I was instructed to delete one Tweet
#BlackLivesMatter Protesters shut down Bernie Sanders rally
Protesters who claimed affiliation with the Black Lives Matter movement stormed the stage during a rally for Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) in Seattle on Saturday, taking over the microphone and forcing Sanders to leave without ever speaking.
Target to “de-gender” some signs in stores
Like me, I’m sure most of you are sick and tired of going into Target and other large retail outlets and being assaulted by the collection of insulting, gender biased signs which clutter the store.
Illegal Alien Crime Accounts for over 30% of Murders in Many States
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump deserves credit for forcing all 17 Republican candidates to talk about the social costs of illegal immigration, but it is not “Trump’s issue.” We will be making a fatal mistake if we let the media discuss it that way.
Greek shares plunge on first day of market reopen
The nation’s top four lenders – Piraeus Bank, National Bank, Alpha Bank and Eurobank – fell the most, all down 30%, the maximum allowed. Banks make up about a fifth of the index.
How a deeper dive by Apple could crush this market
Crumbles by commodities and the Colossus of Cupertino have been getting much of the blame for the stock market slumping in seven of the past 10 sessions.
Puerto Rico confirms it failed to make $58M debt payment
The government of Puerto Rico confirmed Monday that it failed to make a $58 million debt payment in a significant escalation of the debt crisis facing the U.S. island territory.
Apple stock implosion shreds $113.4B
Apple (AAPL) shares fell significantly for the second day Tuesday — bringing investors’ paper losses to staggering levels and putting the stock further into correction territory.
Dutch King: the Party’s Over
RIP, the Welfare State.
PM Harper Appoints Conservative Blogging Law Professor to Canadian Supreme Court
Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper has appointed to the Supreme Court of Canada Russ Brown. Brown was previously a law professor, who blogged on the University of Alberta’s Faculty Blog from 2007-12. The Globe and Mail went through his blog posts, and found that he was an outspoken conservative, was very critical of the uber-liberal Canadian Supreme Court (of which he is now a member) and its Chief Justice (now his colleague), and criticizes the uber-liberal Canadian Bar Association (which no doubt opposes him). Unlike in the United States, there is no confirmation hearing, and no opportunity for anyone to ask Justice Brown any questions in advance.
Robert Mugabe eats a zoo for “obscene” 91st birthday party
Robert Mugabe isn’t known for his subdued taste, and his million-dollar birthday was just as extravagant as people have come to expect.
Tory MP: Terror Laws CAN Be Used Against Christians Who Oppose Gay Marriage
A Conservative Member of Parliament has said that anti-extremism powers should be used against Christian teachers who don’t agree with gay marriage. Christian groups said that the comments prove that the government’s new anti-extremist orders, designed to tackle Islamic extremism, will be used against anyone who disagrees with liberal orthodoxy.
Atheist minister fighting United Church’s effort to fire her
An ordained United Church of Canada minister who believes in neither God nor Bible said Wednesday she is prepared to fight an unprecedented attempt to boot her from the pulpit for her beliefs.
North Korea Is Creating Its Own Time Zone to Spite The “Wicked Japanese Imperialists”
North Korea’s state media is reporting that on Aug. 15 the country will abandon the time zone it shares with Japan and South Korea and create its own.
Sweden: The Defense that Disappeared
A couple of decades ago, Sweden had a strong military. Its air force was one of the capable in the world, its navy had dozens of ships and submarines, and artillery guarded the coastlines from a multitude of secret mountain hideaways.
Feminist Moonbat Runs London Marathon Without A Tampon To Raise Awareness, Bleeds All Over Herself
Kiran Gandhi, who has played drums for singer M.I.A. and Thievery Corporation, decided to run the London Marathon without a tampon.
Sweden Continues To Fund Bizarre And Inappropriate Sex Education For Young Children
Sex is big business in Sweden. In Sweden, big business means government funding and political influence. Two organizations stand out in power, influence, and wealth, and are responsible for corrupting countless children and pushing a bizarre sexual agenda: RFSU and RFSL. This article will give a brief introduction the history and current activities of these two institutions.
Alexis de Tocqueville Predicted the Tyranny of the Majority in Our Modern World
We often boast about having attained some unimaginable redefinition of ourselves and our nation. How odd, then, that someone born 210 years ago today could understand us with more clarity and depth than we understand ourselves.
They Hate Your Guts
Democrats and their voters.
Cecil and Cecile: Humaneness, but Not for the Human
Cecil the lion gave the Left a great gift: The death of the African apex predator at the hands of Dr. Walter Palmer, an American dentist, has driven the North American apex predator — Cecile Richards of Planned Parenthood — off the front page for a moment. Not all harvesting is equal in the eyes of the American chattering class.
Conservatives’ Urban Opportunity
Republicans have little say over some of the most dynamic, populated areas of the country. Here’s how they can be successful in urban areas.
The Judiciary Below the Water Line
Decisions of the Supreme Court understandably get a lot of attention, but what about the decisions of the Circuit Courts of Appeals, not to mention District Court and state appellate courts? Their decisions are often very important to the evolution of case law, but receive much less attention and often don’t get appealed successfully to the Supreme Court (except, it would seem, for the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals because of its relentless nuttiness).
Government Slowly Kills the Private Sector – And Blames the Victim for Its Sputtering Demise
One of the advantages Big Government advocates have in their efforts to end the private sector – is the size of the victim. A $17-trillion-a-year economy is so huge – it almost always takes a lot of time to dismantle.
It Turns Out That Equality Can Feel a Lot Like UnfairnessShare article on Facebook
On Friday the New York Times published a fascinating story following up on Dan Price, founder of Gravity Payments. Price made headlines months ago when he announced that the new starting salary at his firm would be $70,000 per year, and he was cutting his own salary to help pay for the change. Predictably, the results have been mixed.
Time For Conservatives To Get Medieval On The Liberal Establishment
There’s this great scene in The Godfather where Sonny explains to Michael that to take out an enemy you’ve got to get up close and – bada-BING! – blow his brains all over his nice Ivy League suit. No wavering, no equivocating, no messing around. That’s the kind of can-do attitude the GOP needs to start showing toward its enemies, starting with Planned Parenthood.
I Could Have Been One Of Planned Parenthood’s Victims
My existence stood in the way of my mother’s dreams of escaping poverty. But, unlike so many, she decided to give me life.
Making sense of the TX AG indictment
The indictment against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is pretty straightforward, but also leaves plenty of questions. Paxton turned himself into Collin County authorities on Monday after a grand jury indicted him on securities fraud violations. He’s promising to fight the charges and his attorney said Paxton wanted to tell his side of the story. Paxton’s testimony is going to be important if he hopes to keep his political career alive. It’s going to be very interesting to see what happens and when the case will actually go before a jury. Special prosecutors are still going to have to provide jurors with explicit evidence showing Paxton knowingly broke the law. That may be easier said than done.
George Will Coins the Perfect Phrase to Describe Obama’s Tenure: “Constitutional Vandalism”
We need to make this one stick. Face it kids, there are going to be a seemingly endless number of ways to negatively describe what’s been going on here once he leaves office. Let’s just thank Mr. Will for giving us a favorite this early.
Dream of free and open Internet dying, lawyer says
The dream of a free and open Internet is slowly being killed by overregulation, censorship and bad laws that don’t stop the right people, a top computer crime defense lawyer says.
Nullifying juries more interested in justice than some prosecutors
The fact that jurors can let the guilty go free intended to protect us from unjust laws.
Were the Nazis really socialists? The proof – and numbers – are hard to find
I had found another one of those “universally known economic assumptions” that everybody assumes is true, but did not know for a fact whether or not it was. We all know these economic assumptions, and even we are guilty of assuming
Will America’s Feminization of Men Impede Its Ability to Defend Itself?
As for men in general, are we becoming a nation so used to the easy life that no one has much fight left in them to defend anything except a bag of Cheetos? Not that individual men have a duty to defend the country, but if no one wants to or can, then where does that leave our republic? And maybe women should be held just as liable and serve in whatever capacity they can?
Science Breakthrough!! Men and women choose mates differently
According to the study, men favor mates who are younger and physically attractive. Women seek older mates with good financial prospects, higher status and ambition.
Worried about your privilege? Want to be treated like an abused underclass? Start a business!
John Scalzi tries to explain privilege to non-SJW-types by saying that being a white male is like playing life on “easy” difficulty.
Fundamental Concepts – Leap From the Lion’s Head
Last week Maetenloch wrote an extensive piece on the lions of Africa as part of his ONT. It’s an excellent summation on how the only hope lions have for long term survival lies in their value to human beings, specifically hunters, and I encourage everyone to go read it now.
Democrats Give Up on Democracy
“The only cure for the ills of democracy is more democracy,” said the father of American left-wing progressivism and 1928 Democratic presidential nominee Al Smith. Unfortunately for democracy, Smith lost.
On paid maternity leave and the definition of rights
By this time, those of you who follow business news have probably already heard that Netflix is offering up to a year of paid maternity leave for both parents (assuming they both work for the company) after a new child is brought into the world.
The prejudice of the anti-prejudice Left
To be fair, all human beings are subject to confirmation bias.