News of the Week (March 20th, 2016)


News of the Week for March 20th, 2016


Election 2016


Woman Who Gave Nazi Salute Is Not Leftist False Flag
You may have seen a picture of a Donald Trump supporter throwing up a Nazi salute. Some misinformation has been going around the ‘Net claiming the woman was a Bernie supporter and false flag

The KKK leader who says he backs Hillary Clinton
Will Quigg once tweeted his support for Donald Trump but now says he is behind Democrat candidate’s “hidden agenda” – although hate-group watchers are sceptical

Anti-Gun Protesters Storm Stage at Ted Cruz Rally
Protesters went up on stage right next to Sen. Ted Cruz at a Second Amendment rally in New Hampshire moments ago.

The Civil War Over The Republican Party
Donald Trump has succeeded because Republicans realized too late that they were locked in a Civil War over the future of their party.

Socialism’s Bloody History Shows Millennials Should Think Twice Before Supporting It
Socialism demands that we place blind trust in whoever takes the power to distribute society’s goods and services. History shows those who have this power abuse it in horrific ways.

Trump too shall pass — the case against a third party candidate
In 1872, the Democrats were in such disarray (taking the wrong line on the Civil War will have that effect) that they backed a lifelong Republican, publishing tycoon Horace Greeley, for president. Greeley was trounced. Four years later, the Democrats reverted to traditional Democrat Samuel Tilden, who won the popular vote but lost the election.

Preparing for the Post-Apocalyptic Conservative Movement
Let’s get post-apocalyptic for a moment, shall we? Let’s pretend that the Republican Party has become all but irrelevant, that the Democrats have swept the election in November, and that we’re reconstructing the conservative movement from scratch. It’s a mental exercise that may have practical value. Both supporters and detractors of Republican front-runner Donald Trump have noted that the party seems poised to tear itself apart. The schism reflects a deeper divide among the political Right. It seems clear that we’re not all going to come away from this thing as friends united in common purpose. So how do we begin to heal and lay the groundwork for a resurgent conservative movement in the future?

Hillary: We’re Going to Put a Lot of Coal Miners Out of Business
Bragging about killing jobs isn’t a great strategy.

Horror show: Tom Perez for Hillary Veep?
Says he’ll be of more service as a “progressive” rather than Latino “validator”

Marco Rubio drops out of presidential race
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio dropped out of the race for president Tuesday, ending his White House bid after a humbling loss in his home state to Donald Trump.

Vote Early, Vote Foolish
ON TUESDAY EVENING, presidential primary votes will be counted in five important states: Florida, Illinois, Missouri, North Carolina, and Ohio. But in just one of those states will March 15 actually be the day of the primary election. Missouri has resisted the early-voting fad; it is one of only 13 states in which voters do not have the option of casting a ballot weeks before Election Day. Which means that when Missourians vote, there is one thing they know for sure: Their ballot will count.

John Kasich’s Pyrrhic Victory in Ohio
Will it be his only win in 2016?

Republicans Must “Steal” This Nomination From Trump
The GOP should have only one mission: undermining the candidacy of Donald Trump.

Donald Trump Will Get Out The Vote – For Democrats
No other candidate in the field can match – let alone eclipse – Hillary Clinton’s abiding unpopularity like Donald Trump can.

If #NeverTrump Wants To Matter, Look To The Libertarians
Whoever the #NeverTrump folks settle on, they’d be wiser to choose someone with the ability to win a few key states, not just to make a generalized protest vote case against Clintonism and Trumpism.

Ad Buys Show Candidate Strategies For March 22 Primaries
CNN is reporting on the allocation of funds by the Ted Cruz campaign to the March 22 primaries. The spending gives some insights into how the three men see those primaries shaping up.

The Media is Now Actively Giving a Junkie Heroin
John Kasich has absolutely no shot at winning the Republican nomination. He’s got less delegates than Marco Rubio, who quit earlier this week. He’s been mathematically eliminated from reaching 1,237 and we are barely halfway through the primary. The voters have spoken, and almost none of them want President Kasich. Probably the only reason he won his own home state is that people did not want Donald Trump to win it.

Here’s how the Donald Trump Democrats would ruin the GOP
Ducking Donald Trump is attempting to realign the parties in the United States. He and his Trump Democrats are trying to remake the Republican Party, the party that freed the slaves, into a White Nationalist party.

Ted Cruz or Bust: Armageddon Tuesday By The Numbers
And Then There Were Three

Get ready for an open Republican convention
Back in May 2014, I predicted an open convention for Republicans in Cleveland this year. And after Donald Trump secured Florida, but was beaten by John Kasich in Ohio, that looks exactly like what we can expect. So I apologize if I sound insufferable when I remind people about this for, oh, about the next decade.

Donald Trump’s volunteer contract forbids all criticism of Trump for life
Donald Trump’s campaign requires volunteers to sign a contract that forbids them from criticizing the Republican presidential front-runner, his family members, any Trump businesses or products, or his campaign. The six-page contract, reviewed in full by the Daily Dot, theoretically lasts for the entirety of a volunteer’s life.

If Trump Doesnt Get the Nomination Did the GOP Overrule voters?
I’m seeing this thrown around a lot over the last few days. Especially by Trump surrogates insisting that if he doesn’t get the nomination “the establishment” has interfered.

#NeverTrump Phase II: Delegation Doctrine
If we’re serious about the #NeverTrump movement, then we need to consider that it may go all the way through the convention before we can succeed. Any plan does not survive first encounter with the enemy, and Cruz’s “beat him at the ballot box” is no different.

Arnold Schwarzenegger Refuses to Answer Trump Question, Walks Out of Interview
The future “Celebrity Apprentice” host avoided questions about Trump’s presidential campaign on Australia’s “Weekend Sunrise.”

Why Poor White Males Are the Core of Trump’s Support
For their entire working lives, conditions for working class males have been getting worse.


Obama Scandals


Senate to Hold Vote to Confirm a Common Core Crapweasel
Tomorrow, Monday March 14th, the Senate is voting on the nomination of John King to become the next Secretary of Education. The Department of Education is the primary entity responsible for advancing and instituting Common Core standards.

U.S. eases Cuba trade and travel rules ahead of Obama visit
The United States unveiled new measures on Tuesday to make it far easier for Americans to visit Cuba and eased limits on the use of U.S dollars in trade there as President Barack Obama prepared to make a historic trip to Havana next week.


Gun Rights


The Second Amendment case against Merrick Garland
Just in case the GOP leadership completely caves in on the pending SCOTUS nomination this year (not that they have a history of doing that or anything) it’s probably worth taking a look at just what we’ll be getting if Merrick Garland ascends to the highest court in the land.


Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”


EPA Memo: Officials Didn’t “Want To Go Out On A Limb” For Flint
Environmental Protection Agency officials apparently weren’t willing to “go out on a limb” for Flint, Mich., as it became apparent the city’s water supply had been contaminated with high levels of lead, according to an internal agency memo revealed at a Tuesday congressional hearing.

Obama-Backed Solar Plant Could Be Shut Down For Not Producing Enough Energy
California regulators may force a massive solar thermal power plant in the Mojave Desert to shut down after years of under-producing electricity — not to mention the plant was blinding pilots flying over the area and incinerating birds.



Government in Healthcare


Medically-Assisted Suicide is Coming to California
Add medically assisted suicide to the list of major legislative changes set to take place in California. Governor Jerry Brown signed a landmark bill into law in October 2015 that granted terminally-ill individuals the right to die, or request life-ending medication from their physician. Now, after some legislative rigmarole, Assembly Bill No. 15, or the End of Life Option Act, is set to officially take effect on June 9.


War & Terror


Hellfire missiles discovered on flight bound for Portland, Oregon
Another significant news story receiving hardly any attention from the U.S. media…who could possibly have wanted these missiles?

D.C. Metrorail to Be Shut Down All Day Wednesday for Emergency Inspections
The entire D.C. Metrorail system will be shut down Wednesday for emergency equipment inspections after an investigation revealed similarities between smoke that filled a tunnel near L’Enfant Plaza in January 2015, killing a Virginia woman, and a cable fire Monday, Metro officials say.

Official behind DOD’s transgender push to resign
The Pentagon official who proposed including transgender individuals and women in the military announced Monday he will resign from his post next month.

Marine General to Congress: We Might Not Be Ready for Another War
It would be “undertrained home units” who’d respond to an unexpected crisis




“Yes Means Yes” in the Constitution State?
The proponents of affirmative consent are quietly pushing forward with their offensive in the sex wars. The national media briefly and intensely debated the “yes means yes” standard for sexual assault in 2014, when California Governor Jerry Brown signed a bill mandating that colleges across the state require that students receive ongoing, affirmative consent for every act at every phase of every sexual encounter.

Bans on Bondage and Spanking During Sex Could Be OK, Says Federal Court
Think states can’t criminalize consensual BDSM activity? Think again.

University of Kansas Senate considers fee hike to create “multicultural” student government
The group is demanding a Multicultural Student Government that would be separate from the existing Student Senate.

Heterosexuality Is Now a Crime at Yale: The Persecution of Jack Montague
After the senior captain of Yale University’s basketball team was quietly expelled last month, I asked: “Is Jack Montague a Rapist?” And when the university refused to specify the nature of the “sexual misconduct” charge, I asked last week: “What Did Jack Montague Do?” The systematic denial of due-process rights in university disciplinary proceedings, demanded by feminists and required by federal policy (a consequence of the Obama administration’s 2011 “Dear Colleague” letter), has made it possible for any male student to be expelled if he has any romantic interaction with a female student.

Expelled basketball captain Jack Montague to sue Yale
Expelled Yale men’s basketball captain Jack Montague will sue the university, his attorney announced Monday.

Instead of Banning Plastic Bags, Wisconsin Lawmakers Wants to Ban-the-Bans
The ever-convenient yet frequently-reviled plastic bag has found a new ally in the Wisconsin state legislature, which is poised to head off future anti-plastic bag initiatives in the state by passing legislation that prohibits communities from enacting bans.

Two more Breitbart employees resign over alleged Trump campaign assault
Two more Breitbart News employees have resigned, bringing the total number of people who have left the site over its handling of claims a Trump campaign aide assaulted one of its reporters to six.

Parents Shouldn’t Let Schools Force Kids To Read Smut
Public schools are slipping kids text porn and treating parents like crazy people when they try to protect their kids.

Reports: Breitbart News seeks to stop ex-employee criticism
Invoking non-disparagement clauses and sending cease-and-desist letters.

Williams College president doubles down on banning opinions he doesn’t like from campus
It explains his half-assed reply to the head of the National Association of Scholars, who questioned Adam Falk’s decision to unilaterally cancel a student event last month because he didn’t like the speaker the group invited.

Harvard students debate whether whites should kill themselves due to “privilege”
White lives do not matter, according to a student debater/activist from the University of West Georgia.

Affirmative Action Isn’t Enough: Black Student Debater Calls For What’s Basically “Affirmative Suicide” By Whites
This is a debate, and it occurs to me that the sides might be taking a position they don’t really believe in. That’s possible. I looked for more on the subject of the debate — whether that might be the case — but didn’t find it.

Tennessee Law Would Outlaw Punishing Students For Speaking Freely, “Microagressions”
The Tennessee General Assembly will consider a bill this week that would prevent school officials from disciplining students who exercise their free speech rights on taxpayer-funded college campuses.

First-Grade Teachers In Durham Enroll Kids In Black Lives Matter March
Central Park School for Children in Durham, North Carolina has enrolled grade-school students in a “Black Lives March and Rally” scheduled for March 17, 2016. The teachers can opt-in or opt-out their classes, but parents have not been given a choice.

New Orleans student gov. leader says “right-handed people” need to check their privilege
The student government Chief Justice argues that aside from white males, college students, U.S. citizens, and even right-handers need to “check their privilege.”

This Week’s Academic Argle-Bargle
We have a winner for this week’s Power Line Academic Gibberish Award, which I think will back up the most obvious reform needed today: make academics write in plain English. If academics were required to write in jargon-free English, many would be homeless in 30 seconds

Secret Crimes: How the Dept. of State Is Classifying and Covering Up Violent Crimes Committed in the U.S.
If your neighbor tried to kill someone, would you want to know? What if they were charged with child abuse, domestic violence, felony assault, drunk driving or fleeing police?

Oh Look, Another Democrat Stronghold Has Excess Lead in the Water
Don’t worry, though, Democrat golden boy and former Newark Mayor Cory Booker won’t be held responsible. The blame will eventually go to Trump’s new BFF, Fat Judas.

Rhode Island moves to criminalize free range parenting
The idea that it takes a village to raise a child actually has some merit in terms of a supportive community which promotes sound values, but I’m not sure the progenitors of the idea had this in mind.

Mark Kirk breaks ranks, calls for up or down vote on Garland
AP originally predicted that Merrick Garland would be confirmed as the new SCOTUS Associate Justice sooner or later, a position which seemed to be bolstered when seven Republican senators agreed to at least meet with the new nominee.

Facebook Shuts Down Page For Criticizing Gender-Neutral Bathrooms
Last month, Facebook censored a woman for criticizing gender-neutral locker rooms on her page, “Keep Locker Rooms Safe.” Now, the social media site has decided to shut her page down completely.

Pediatricians Call It What It Is – Child Abuse
The American College of Pediatricians has released an in-depth report stating that the move to indoctrinate children with the idea that they can pick their gender amounts to child abuse. They are urging legislators and educators to reject all policies that would condition children to accept chemical and surgical distortions allowing people to impersonate the opposite sex.

2nd Pennsylvania Supreme Court justice quits over email porn scandal: “I’m sorry beyond words”
A second justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has resigned over the 2014 porn email scandal that implicated state officials.

What’s the largest number you can represent with 3 digits? Nope. It’s not 999.
This post is about my fight against “Standardized Testing” in math, and what later became “Common Core.” It goes back to 2008 when my daughter was in grade school. I got a call to come to the principal’s office. I was surprised, as this was a real first. Like all fathers I suppose, we tend to think of our little girls as angelic and saintlike. In my case, this was the absolute truth.

Rise of the synthetic-high zombies: Cops across Florida called to “horror-movie style scenes” where groups of people are left slumped and stupefied after taking “spice”
Increase in emergency calls related to spice overdoses has been seen by authorities in Tampa, Clearwater and St. Petersburgh


Economy & Taxes


The New California Gold Rush…to Texas and Tennessee!
“California Leavin'”

Carl’s Jr. CEO looks to automation as minimum wage hikes drive up labor costs
We recently looked at how the “Fight for 15” had impacted employment in Seattle, with job numbers inside the affected zone plummeting as hiring spiked in the suburbs where wages and associated labor costs remained at relatively normal levels.




Latest Survey Finds 25% of French Teenagers Are Muslims
The French see René Descartes, a 17th century philosopher, scientist, and mathematician, as the truest expression of their national mind. I am afraid they are right.

Merkel’s Twilight Begins
There is one enduring lesson from Angela Merkel’s big political defeat this weekend that bears repeating on both sides of the Atlantic: This is what happens when you don’t listen to your citizens.

China Says Please Stop Hiring Funeral Strippers
In China, friends and family of the deceased may have to do without a special form of funereal entertainment: strippers.

Dutch lawmaker Wilders in court on hate speech charges
In a case that will test the limits of Dutch freedom of expression, firebrand lawmaker Geert Wilders appeared in court Friday for the first public hearing in a hate speech prosecution.

When a win is still a loss
Safe Schools has rightly come under criticism. Australians should thank Family Voice Australia, Saltshakers, the Australian Family Association, the Australian Christian Lobby and numerous other groups for their efforts battling this horrendous program, which Rodney Croome has now linked to the push for homosexual marriage.




Want To Fix Congress? Add 5,500 New Representatives
The current problems in American governance may not stem from too much populism, but too little.

Parties, the convention, and the consequences
I agree with John that no rule or moral imperative says a candidate coming to a convention with a plurality, rather than a majority, of delegates, must be his Party’s nominee. If Trump, or any other Republican, so arrives in Cleveland, he must find a way to reach a majority. Failing that, he will have no valid complaint when the GOP selects someone else.

Millennials Support Bernie Sanders Because Their Colleges Are A Joke
The Left has eviscerated substance and free speech from college campuses. So it’s no wonder millennials love socialist Bernie Sanders.

Serious stupidity from our friends on the Left
I wasn’t able to blog yesterday, but I was pay attention. That’s how I caught two examples of the truly irritating levels of ignorance that characterize those on the Left.

Do Mexican flag-wavers know what happens to illegals in Mexico?
On Friday night, we saw Sanders placards and a few communist flags at that anti-Trump rally. I guess you’d expect that at a leftist rally with Bill Ayers in attendance.

“A Hostile Male Element”
One of the problems with trying to discuss feminism in the 21st century is that so few people understand the history of the movement.

Let-s Resurrect The Federalist Party
We need a new political party that restrains the federal government in favor of more local solutions. Call it the Federalist Party.

The Senate Should Suggest This Supreme Court Nominee Instead
The Senate should take its advise and consent duties seriously. That means suggesting a far better Supreme Court nominee than Merrick Garland.

Trump, Clinton, The American Republic & The Ides Of March
On the 15th of March, 44 B.C., the Roman Republic signed its death warrant when the Senators conspired to kill Julius Caesar. It was perhaps the most famous political assassination in history. It certainly was an inflection point in world history, marking the demise of the Roman Republic and its degeneration into rule by emperors.

How Academic Feminists Persecute Their Opponents
My research is about exposing what feminists actually believe – the esoteric doctrine of their cult, which they conceal behind an exoteric discourse of “equality.” No honest or responsible adult could support the anti-male/anti-heterosexual ideology of feminism, if they actually understood what it is about.

Why The Left Is On A Never-Ending Witch Hunt
Leftism always identifies some group as the source of all problems in society, some class that makes all mankind choke.

The ridicule Tea Party faced in 2012 has evolved…
…to the violence we may face in 2016.

Feminist Tumblr: “Broken People” and the Tragedy of the Darwinian Dead End
Sometimes I’ll write about a feminist and a commenter will remark what happy news it is that this hateful creature will not reproduce.

Why I’m Backing #NeverTrump: A “Cuckservative” Speaks
I sympathize with the reasons why Donald Trump is a phenomenon. As many fine writers have carefully documented, recent economic and social upheavals have created a ruling class that is increasingly divorced from the concerns of ordinary Americans.

California Supports Hyper-Regulation Of Everything, Even Suicide
The difference between allowing a suicidal person access to a gun with which to end his life, and access to a government licensed member of the medical guild who will prescribe the pharmacological equivalent, is simply the amount of regulation.

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