News of the Week for December 13th, 2015
- Obama Scandals
- Gun Rights
- Hide the Decline
- War & Terror
- National News
- Economy & Taxes
- International News
VA Refuses To Terminate Employees Who Have Sex In Office, High On Cocaine During Work
The Department of Veterans Affairs seems unwilling to fire its employees, regardless of outlandish conduct. A new investigation has turned up instances in which employees had sex at work or slept in patient rooms only to receive mild reprimands.
Hunting Down Islamophobia While The World Burns
In the wake of the deadliest terror attack on American soil since 9/11, the Obama administration is promising swift action to allay the fears of a panicking nation.
Can Obamazone Be Stopped?
Who controls the zoning in your town — your local elected government or Barack Obama? Who controls decisions in your neighborhood about where schools, shopping malls, and apartment buildings are located — your local elected government or Barack Obama? Who controls whether you live in a densely packed neighborhood with real barriers to travel by automobiles, or a car-friendly bedroom suburb — you or Barack Obama? That’s what Congress is about to decide.
New Clinton Email Shows Pentagon Had Forces Ready To Respond To Benghazi Attack
American military forces were available for a rescue operation not long after the U.S. diplomatic facility in Benghazi, Libya, came under attack by terrorists Sept. 11, 2012, according to an email to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s closest aides.
DHS whistleblower: Obama SHUT DOWN investigation that COULD have thwarted San Bernardino TERROR attack
Fox News had a former Homeland Security employee who says he was running an investigation that could have thwarted the terrible San Bernardino terror attack that took 14 American lives.
The Fairness in Firearms Act
Why do we argue about gun control when we could easily make it about gun control?
Americans stock up on weapons after California shooting
At a gun range in Atlanta on Sunday, four days after the deadliest Islamic State-inspired attack on American soil, Brandon Langley practiced firing his AR-15 semiautomatic assault rifle.
Senator Rubio’s Stellar Defense Of The Second Amendment
This has been one of the best presidential election seasons in my memory. For the first time we have several candidates who do not go into the fetal position when they think they may have to make a stand based on principle. One of the champions, in my view, is Florida Senator Marco Rubio.
California’s Strict Gun Laws Failed to Stop the San Bernardino Attack
Just days after a terror attack in his state, California’s out-of-touch Gov. Brown a.k.a. Gov. Moonbeam, flew to Paris for the climate talks, and then proceeded to attack neighboring states Arizona and Nevada from his elite perch in Paris. Apparently Brown felt a need to blame the San Bernardino terror attacks on neighboring states’ gun laws so that California’s strict gun controls wouldn’t be seen to be as ineffective as they are in preventing such attacks
ACLU Not Too Upset over Using the No-Fly List to Restrict Second Amendment Rights
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) told BuzzFeed the group has no formal position on President Obama’s desire to deny constitutional rights to the people listed on the no-fly list.
Stricter gun control invites more carnage
President Barack Obama and the usual suspects could not resist using the opportunity afforded by the horrific San Bernardino shooting and the general fear of terrorist attacks to demagogue against Second Amendment rights.
Gov. Dan Malloy unconstitutionally bans gun sales to Connecticut citizens on “watch lists.”
It’s all very vague, which is how Democrats like this stuff, of course.
Every GOP Candidate Should Pray Dems Run on Gun Control
Fortunately, the liberal establishment is here to pull the GOP’s fat out of the fire. Because you know what riles the Republican base? What might turn out rural whites in Pennsylvania and Ohio and Florida and Virginia who otherwise wouldn’t much care for the candidate they got stuck with?
Kurt Russell blasts gun control push: “I think it’s absolutely insane”
When reporters want to discuss firearm policies with Kurt Russell, they’d better bring a better game than the hapless Jeffrey Wells managed.
Hide the Decline
Scientists enlist the big gun to get climate action: Faith
The cold hard numbers of science haven’t spurred the world to curb runaway global warming. So as climate negotiators struggle in Paris, some scientists who appealed to the rational brain are enlisting what many would consider a higher power: the majesty of faith.
Climate skeptics in Paris branded as “criminals” – wanted posters go up in the city
“Wanted” campaign targets Climate Criminals at Paris summit
Climate Hustle: The Perfect Antidote To Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Truth
“Ooh look, it’s James Delingpole, the most hateful man in Britain. No I WON’T pose for a photograph with you, you piece of filth. Go away don’t touch me,” snarled an unhappy crusty-looking fellow, as I squeezed through the throng of protestors at entrance. I was dressed in black tie; they were dressed for the revolution.
Saudis Trying to Kill US Frackers
Saudi Arabia might just bust OPEC by keeping its taps open, but right now the Kingdom’s main concern is strangling American shale production.
Climate Crusader Jerry Brown Heckled in Paris
Turning the heat on climate change activists
NCAR: winter sea ice could hold steady in the next several years
NCAR develops method to predict sea ice changes years in advance
An Australian scientist has written a new children’s book, just in time for Christmas, that weaves the impacts of climate change into a story about Santa Claus, his reindeers and an evil billionaire.
Nations Approve Landmark Climate Accord in Paris
Representatives of 195 countries reached a landmark climate accord on Saturday that will, for the first time, commit nearly every country to lowering planet-warming greenhouse gas emissions to help stave off the most drastic effects of climate change.
Climate Skeptics on “historic” UN treaty: “Does this mean we never have to hear about ‘solving’ global warming again!?”
Now that the United Nations has officially “solved” man-made global warming, does this mean we never have to hear about “global warming” fears again!? Does this mean we can halt the endless supply of federal tax dollars funding “climate change” studies?
Physicist: “Stunning scientific illiteracy behind the Paris 2 °C target” – “ill-defined, meaningless, inconsequential”
The “final” COP21 Paris agreement has 31 pages and this delusional text will go down in history as a certificate of madness and hysteria.
Hospital Death Panel in Texas
Extending the life of a patient when that is what he wants is a quintessential purpose of medicine. But thanks to the bioethics movement, that fundamental principle is now under tremendous threat.
BBC’s Green Gestapo Punishes Presenter for WrongThink
The BBC’s Green Gestapo has struck again – this time hauling one of its best loved presenters over the coals for having given voice to incorrect truths about climate change in a BBC Radio 4 documentary.
Government in Healthcare
ObamaCare to reduce workforce by 2 million jobs’ worth of hours, CBO says
ObamaCare will reduce work hours equivalent to 2 million jobs in the next decade amid a host of incentives not to work or to work less, a new Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report says — the latest blow to President Obama’s signature health insurance plan.
War & Terror
ISIS plot for world domination revealed in chilling detail with plans for education and industry
The leaked document outlines how the terror group is trying to build a state complete with guidelines for education, natural resources, industry, diplomacy, propaganda and the military
Will Obama Draft Your Daughters?
When Phyllis Schlafly fought valiantly to prevent the Equal Rights Amendment from being passed in the late 1970s, she had one major winning argument on her side.
ISIS has targeted refugee program to enter US, Homeland Security chairman says
Intelligence officials have determined that Islamic extremists have explored using the refugee program to enter the United States, the head of the House Homeland Security Committee said on Monday.
Putin raises possibility of using nuclear weapons against terrorists – but hopes they “will never need” them
Leader says new cruise missiles can be equipped with nuclear warheads and conventional warheads
“I’m going to get to paradise through banana”
A 15-year-old boy who was charged over a plot to carry out a terrorist attack at an Australian Federal Police building used the code word “banana” to discuss firearms in conversation with his co-accused, a court has heard.
Middle Eastern Illegal Alien Arrested with Ammunition in U.S.A.
Federal authorities have arrested a 25-year-old illegal alien from the United Arab Emirates who allegedly had stockpiled ammunition in his hotel room and in storage unit.
#SanBernardinoShooting Killer Said She Wanted Martyrdom On Social Media
but our government doesn’t use social media because? Who knows?
MISSOURI ON ALERT: 4 Bulk Cell Phone Purchases – Now Dozens of Propane Tanks Stolen in KC
The FBI was alerted after a large quantity of cell phones was purchased at several mid-Missouri Walmarts in the last week.
Albany Park Students Plan Boycott Of School Lunches
Fed up with meals they found disgusting, students at an Albany Park neighborhood high school have organized a boycott of school lunches on Monday.
How the Federal Government Continues To Victimize American Indians
Upfront I will stipulate that the treatment of the American Indian by the federal government has been nothing less than an egregious nightmare. It is a case study in progressive paternalism that has enriched a small coterie of privileged contractors, provided a bevy of bureaucrats with job security and self-importance, and reduced the American Indian population still living on reservations to a dystopic and nightmarish existence.
School principal: “Only terrorists we need to fear are domestic white Christian men”
The vice principal of Camden Hills Regional High School has America’s enemy all figured out: “domestic white ‘Christian’ men with easy access to guns.”
Teacher makes child put hands in toilet for punishment
A Florida mother says her 4-year-old son was forced to put his hands in the toilet after using the bathroom at school.
AZ elementary school replaces Christmas with fictional “Festivus” celebration
An Arizona man is sounding off over his daughter’s “Festivus Extravaganza” – a politically correct winter celebration that replaced Christmas – and he isn’t pulling any punches.
Republican wins black-majority legislative seat in Georgia
Here’s a surprising result: Republican Janice Frey Van Ness won a special election runoff Dec. 1 in Georgia’s 43rd state Senate district. The surprise is that this is a district whose population is 61 percent black and voted 72 percent for Barack Obama in 2012. It covers suburban territory southeast of Atlanta, including most of Rockdale County, a small part of DeKalb County and part of Newton County. This is an area of rapid population growth, with a growing population of middle-income black homeowners.
Transgender AND Transager: 52 Year-Old Father Lives as a 6 Year-Old Girl
Forget being transgender like Caitlyn Jenner or transracial like Rachel Dolezal, there’s a new “trans” frontier: people who are transage.
Pedestrian bridge set to open on U.S.-Mexico border that links San Diego and Tijuana airport
Starting Wednesday, you can walk on a purple pedestrian bridge between two terminals that link Tijuana International Airport and San Diego over the U.S.-Mexico border.
Do College Students Hate Free Speech? Let’s Ask Them.
The faculty council at Occidental College is considering instituting a system for students to report microaggressions perpetrated against them by faculty members or other students.
Freddie Gray Trial: Defendant Officer Porter Testifies
Porter: It wasn’t until last stop that Gray in obvious genuine distress, at which point medic was called
The House just tightened up immigration rules without anyone having a fit
When was the last time you saw the House of Representatives pass a piece of legislation more significant than naming a post office with a majority of Democrats voting alongside the Republicans?
Sad Puppies: The Hugos Lost On Jeopardy
What are the Hugo Awards?
Mark Steyn on Democrat politicians’ scary and disgraceful efforts to silence dissent
When it comes to un-American, nothing beats Progressives trying to shelter a bad idea
Rand Paul about to get booted from main GOP debate
Republican presidential candidate Rand Paul, whose campaign has struggled for months to gain any traction, is set to suffer another blow.
Ben Carson and Jeb Bush blew it. Here’s where their support is going.
Ben Carson and Jeb Bush were each in a position few people ever get to be in. They were the frontrunners to be a major party nominee for President of the United States. Some guys, like John Kasich, become bitter, resentful trolls because they never get there. Bush and Carson each had it, and foolishly fumbled it away. Bush did it by being entitled, out of touch, and hiring poorly. Carson did it through laziness and trying to make money off of it.
President Obama Signs First Federal Free-Range Kids Legislation
A big first step, though state laws could still get in the way
Drinking Tequila Can Help You Lose Weight, According To Scientists
Well, isn’t this a marvelous thing? According to a 2014 study by the American Chemical Society (ACS), sugars found in the plant that makes tequila could lower blood glucose levels for people with type 2 diabetes, and help obese people lose weight, researchers say.
K-pop band Oh My Girl mistaken for sex workers in Los Angeles
ALL eight members of a new girl K-pop girl band, travelling for an album cover shoot in the United States, were detained at Los Angeles airport on suspicion that they might be sex workers, their agency.
Freddie Gray Trial: Defense Witnesses Further Crush State’s Case
Medical expert: Gray’s injury “non-survivable.” Police expert: “Porter’s conduct objectively reasonable.” BPD Officer: “No one’s belted in.”
Supreme Court Seems Poised To End Affirmative Action, But Watch For Procedural Dodge
Is affirmative action really doomed? Maybe not.
Kids Scream “I Want to Kill Him!” While Beating Trump Piñata to “Stop Hate”
A new food cart in Portland, Oregon, El Diablito, staged its grand opening celebration by featuring dancers and a Donald Trump pinata.
University administrator says federal statute trumps the Constitution
Things may be as bad on college campuses as they are because some administrators don’t understand how the U.S. Constitution works.
Student Protesters Claim That a Fundraiser for Kids With Cancer Was a Microaggression
Student activists at the University of Kansas are claiming that a sorority’s selling candy canes to benefit children with cancer at the same time as one of the activists’ protests was a racist microaggression against them.
“Kill Down Babies!” ISIS AND in the West
The barbarians of ISIS have decreed that Down babies be killed.
Christian female fighters take on IS in Syria
Babylonia has no regrets about leaving behind her two children and her job as a hairdresser to join a Christian female militia battling against the Islamic State group in Syria.
School principal bans Santa, Thanksgiving and Pledge of Allegiance
Santa Claus is banned. The Pledge of Allegiance is no longer recited. “Harvest festival” has replaced Thanksgiving, and “winter celebrations” substitute for Christmas parties.
Economy & Taxes
Walking Blindfolded through California’s Regulatory Minefields
Small business owners in California are a brave bunch. Not only must they navigate the perpetually changing seas of federal regulation, but they must also traverse a particularly treacherous minefield under California law. Yet, at least they can rest assured that they won’t be sued if they act in accordance with best available guidance from state regulators—right?
Alaska Governor pushes lots of new taxes, including state income tax
Things aren’t going very well in Juneau these days and unlike the more nuanced arguments taking place in other states, Alaska is dealing with a problem which can be summed up in one word: money. The state spent a long time riding high on sustained, high oil prices which greatly impact their budget, but the sunset of the oil boom has led to a long term collapse in those revenues and Alaska needs to come up with some more cash. Their part time legislature will be returning to session next month and they will be facing a wide ranging proposal from Governor Bill Walker to fatten up the state coffers through new and increased taxes.
Schools can win £30,000 grants if they hire and promote gay and transgender teachers thanks to “profoundly misguided” scheme
The Leadership Equality and Diversity Fund provides help for minorities
Venezuela opposition thrashes “Chavismo” in landslide win
President Nicolas Maduro acknowledges defeat, the worst for ruling “Chavismo” movement since Hugo Chavez took power in 1999
Triumphant Venezuelan opposition looks to free prisoners
Triumphant opposition leaders vowed on Monday to use their new majority in Venezuela’s legislature to free jailed opponents of the Socialist government, but also promised not to go after political foes.
Cristina Kirchner “creating as many problems as possible for the new government”
Mauricio Macri, who on Thursday will be sworn in as the new president of Argentina, is engaged in a public spat with Cristina Kirchner – who he accuses of sabotaging his new government
French regional elections spell trouble for the socialists
Marine Le Pen got a huge boost in France’s first round of regional elections this week, drawing upwards of 40% support in the northern region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais-Picardie.
Norwegian Gov’t. Seizes 5 Children From Parents for Alleged “Christian Indoctrination”
A Christian family in Norway has lost its appeal to have its children returned, after the government forcibly removed five children from their home. The public is reacting with outrage.
Israel: We will prove the settlements are legal
Israel to Formalize Legal Defense Of Settlements
Ex-Aussie PM Tony Abbott: “Islam Needs A Reformation”
Islam promotes a “culture” that “thinks you can kill in the name of God” and is in need of a reformation, according to former Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott. He also believes Western Civilisation should have more confidence in its innate superiority over barbarism and mount a sustained military offensive against Islamic State (IS).
Venezuela’s Socialists Vow to Neuter Opposition Congress
The scale of the defeat the socialist government suffered in Sunday’s election is so great that both victors and losers can’t seem to absorb it. After two days of delay, the country’s central election commission finally confirmed the opposition won the critical two-thirds of seats in the National Assembly that will allow it to override presidential vetoes, remove members of the Supreme Court and even form a constituent assembly to rewrite the Hugh Chavez-dictated Constitution that has been in place since 1999.
Impeachment battle takes off in Brazil; Rousseff calls for an early vote
Impeachment proceedings against Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff were delayed on Monday by a fight between supporters and opponents trying to stack a lower house committee that will report on whether she committed an impeachable offense.
Zulu king praises apartheid regime
King Goodwill Zwelithini praised the apartheid era during an event in Nongoma at the weekend.
U.K.: Government Inspectors Could Monitor Sunday Schools And Choirs To Enforce “British Values”
Government inspectors could monitor Sunday schools, church youth groups and even choirs to ensure they are teaching so-called “British values”, in a move Christians have dubbed “profoundly insulting”.
Front National win could lead to civil war, warns French PM
France’s Socialist prime minister warns of a slide towards “civil war” if the far-Right National Front wins power in regional polls this weekend
Point Deer, Make Horse
The Federalist has an article stating that for the Left, their God is Caesar, that is to say, the State, that is to say, themselves.
Liberal Nihilism in a Nutshell
Barack Obama entered office in 2009 with overwhelming popular goodwill and solid majorities in both houses of Congress. He chose not to translate that political heft into passing “comprehensive immigration reform” (i.e., open borders and amnesties) or more gun control.
A Plan to Restore Free Speech on Campus
The slowly metastasizing assault on free speech that has played out on American college campuses since the 1960s has reached a crisis point. What’s needed is a concrete plan to restore liberty of thought and discussion to the American academy — a plan capable of focusing the support of sympathetic students, faculty, parents, alumni, administrators, trustees, and citizens, and their elected representatives. I offer here the outlines of such a program.
Newt Gingrich: New Words for a New World
We are living in a world rapidly evolving away from the mental constructs and language of the last 375 years. These ideas can be traced to the Treaty of Westphalia ending the 30 Years War in 1648 and Grotius proposal of a system of International Law in the same era. The ideas were then extended through the development of state warfare culminating in the Napoleonic Wars.
Jeb Bush Campaign Has the Aerodynamic Properties Of A Rock
out of altitude, out of airspeed, out of ideas
The Democrats’ Ugly Authoritarian Turn
Freedom isn’t more powerful than fear. That’s the problem.
ACLU Silence Enables Campus Anti-Free Speech Movement
The Radio Television Digital News Association recently presented its new First Amendment Defenders Award to Tim Tai, a student journalist who was hired by ESPN to cover the anti-racism protests at the University of Missouri.
The enemies of liberty view government coercion as a good thing
Three things floated across my radar, all of which touch upon the topic.
Questioning Feminist Authority: Cult Ideology and Mind Control Tactics
She is a 19-year-old “dysphoric female” who is a “gender-critical . . . sex-critical, anti-natalist” feminist and identifies as a “transman.” If you met someone in real life who described herself that way, you might wonder if she was out on an overnight pass from the psychiatric ward.
Scalia and the MSM — a case of mismatch
Yesterday, during the oral argument in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, Justice Scalia raised the issue of “mismatch.”
Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Racist Affirmative Action Argument
Diversity, it must be noted, is nothing more than a code word.
The Party Divides
A Trump nomination would be the end of the GOP as we know it
A reason to cheer in Colorado’s Senate race?
Until now, there hasn’t been much to pique interest or curiosity in Colorado’s 2016 Senate race.
Goodbye to the First Amendment
Its days are numbered. 41% of Americans want to criminalise “hate speech”
Amherst: D’Souza DESTROYS Leftist College Students Arguments
D’Souza gets accosted by a freshman, and a reasonably intelligent one, with a pair of questions about white privilege and Islamic militancy arising as a reaction to American imperialism.
Is the ACLU In Favor Of Liberty?
That should be a question like, Is the Pope Catholic? But in fact, it is by no means obvious that the American Civil Liberties Union consistently favors civil liberties. Some years ago the ACLU called me to ask for a contribution. I said that I was particularly interested in Second Amendment rights, and asked what the ACLU had done on that front lately.
The Narrative Can Never Be Wrong
Naval lookouts in the last century were advised not to stare directly at dim objects in the dark because the human eye’s night vision receptors were clustered away from the center of the retina. If they looked to one side they would more clearly see what was in the center of the field of view. By analogy, the best way to examine events in America might be to look off indirectly — at the elections in Venezuela perhaps — in order to see dead ahead more clearly.
Are Open Plan Offices Inhumane?
Modern zoos go to great lengths to make their animals’ enclosures resemble natural habitats. After decades of keeping wildlife in cramped, sterile cages with no privacy, they discovered that the stress and the deprivation made the creatures more susceptible to disease and shortened their lives.
Even more college terms and titles soon to be deemed troublesome and offensive
In a day and age when the campus foolishness quotient never seems to stop increasing (after all, do away with a building named “Lynch” because of the “racial” overtones …??), it is time to take a look at a few college-related terms and titles which may shortly be on the chopping block.
But I Am Not Androgynous
“Let’s call everyone ‘they’: Gender-neutral language should be the norm, not the exception.” So writes Silpa Kovvali, an exquisitely progressive she-person, in the pages of Salon