News of the Week for April 24th, 2016
- Election 2016
- Obama Scandals
- Gun Rights
- Hide the Decline
- War & Terror
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Did Trump Buy Off Cuomo To Protect His Bogus University?
Donald Trump says he buys favors from politicians with campaign donations. That could be why Andrew Cuomo as attorney general didn’t prosecute Trump University.
Ted Cruz Gives Perfect Response to Gay Marriage Question
Senator Ted Cruz was on Good Morning America Monday morning for a live town hall event. When asked about his feelings on gay marriage, here is what he had to say
Please DO NOT SHARE this “Bernie is My Comrade” graphic
Nasty lawyer letter claims trademark infringement. Can you say Streisandski Effect?
Donald Trump hastily scrambles to go buy him some pledged delegates in Nevada.
How bad for Donald Trump is the upcoming delegate selection situation in Nevada? It’s apparently so bad that he’s… that he’s… that he’s thinking to spend money on the problem.
Marijuana Legalization, Coming to a State Near You
It’s 4/20, and what a year for it! Marijuana legalization is on the menu — and will be on the ballot in many states, come November. Some states may even pass it in their legislatures. While most legalization efforts have taken place in western states, this year may bring cannabis to a state near you, as prospects look good in New England, as well as in Midwestern states like Ohio.
Trump campaign pays Breitbart editor $8,000
Breitbart’s national security editor Sebastian Gorka received a one-time payment of $8,000 from Donald Trump’s presidential campaign last October, Federal Election Commission records show.
Bernie Sanders Once Kicked Out Of A Hippie Commune For Not Working
Sen. Bernie Sanders was once so work-shy, he got kicked out of a hippie commune in 1971 for avoiding duties and distracting residents.
Trump’s “voterless” election myth
Donald Trump is complaining that Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Tex.) is racking up “voterless” victories in states such as Colorado and Wyoming, where delegates are chosen by a “small handful of elites” who are “sidelining” Republican voters.
Pennsylvania GOP Primary Primer
With New York behind us attention turns to next Tuesday’s contests in Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island.
Why the New York legislature might be about to flip to Democratic control.
So, there was a special election last night in Long Island: it’s the state Senate seat that former Republican Senate leader Dean Skelos held before he got hit with corruption charges.
Glenn Reynolds – Bernie’s plan: Make America European again!
The socialist utopias of Sanders’ dreams bear little resemblance to reality across the Atlantic.
Behind closed doors with GOP elites, Trump campaign guru admits to the con
“When he’s out on the stage … he’s projecting an image that’s for that purpose”
Siding With Trump Is The End Of The Conservative Movement
2016 Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump is in the process of browbeating establishment figures into supporting him out of fear of Trump Riots and Hillary Clinton. It’s working.
Immigrant kids placed with adults who are in the US illegally
The vast majority of immigrant children who arrive alone at the U.S. border are placed by the government with adults who are in the country illegally
State Department Office Removed Benghazi Files After Congressional Subpoena
Release of records delayed over a year due to removal
Firms that paid for Clinton speeches have US gov’t interests
It’s not just Wall Street banks. Most companies and groups that paid Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton to speak between 2013 and 2015 have lobbied federal agencies in recent years, and more than one-third are government contractors, an Associated Press review has found. Their interests are sprawling and would follow Clinton to the White House should she win election this fall.
Say Goodbye To Choosing Your Neighbors And Local Tax Rates
The Obama administration’s “fair housing” policies are forcing local governments to tax their people to install homes for people of certain races only, and pushing for gag orders on people who object.
Mother says daughter has been isolated, bullied since father’s open carry incident
A Kalamazoo mother says her daughter has been isolated and bullied all because her father followed the law.
Happy Earth Day! Co-Founder Murdered, Composted His Girlfriend
My favorite inconvenient Earth Day truth (aside from the many horrendously wrong apocalyptic predictions) is the story of Earth Day co-founder Ira Einhorn. Not that I like tragic tales of death and compost, but it’s hard not to enjoy the fact the day created to glorify bad science was propagated by well, a murderer.
Gov. Jerry Brown’s Greenhouse Gas Executive Order Challenged
State’s top lawyer: Brown exceeded his authority.
Government in Healthcare
Legalizing Abortion Hasn’t Ended The Back Alley
Women end up in emergency departments after botched abortions, but the abortion lobby wants to end records of those events rather than increase medical standards.
Who says bacon is bad?
How the World Health Organization’s cancer agency confuses consumers
UnitedHealth to trim ACA exchanges to “handful” of states
UnitedHealth, the nation’s biggest health insurer, will cut its participation in public health insurance exchanges to only a handful of states next year after expanding to nearly three dozen for this year.
Deputy Prime Minister of Sweden called 9/11 “an accident”
The Swedish Deputy Prime Minister, Åsa Romson, termed the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001 as “accidents” when she participated in the morning program “Gomorron Sverige” on SVT this morning.
Marine Corps Plan Says Women Won’t Have To Do Any Pullups
The Marine Corps has proposed a new fitness plan for females that does not require them to do any pullups to meet physical standards.
Amb. John Bolton says it’s a HUGE MISTAKE to allow citizens to sue Saudi Arabia for 9/11 info
He relies on reports that have already said the Saudis were not involved, and says that if the United States believes the Saudis have committed an act of war against us, that we should simply attack them, not launch a “thousand lawsuits.”
I am not sure what is more damning about this latest diversity induced out of body experience.
Brig. Gen. Christopher M. Short, commander of the 57th Wing at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, said in an email last month that of 15 pilot applicants for three openings, 14 are white.
ISIS Executes At Least 250 Women For Refusing “Temporary Marriage” In Iraq’s Mosul
The Islamic State group, also known as ISIS, has executed at least 250 women in northern Iraqi city of Mosul in Nineveh province for refusing sex slavery, according to reports Wednesday. The women had been ordered to accept “temporary marriages” to the militants, and were all put to death after their refusal.
North Korea launches missile from submarine, South Korea says
North Korea has fired what is believed to be a submarine-launched ballistic missile off the east coast of the Korean peninsula, the South Korean Joint Chiefs of Staff said Saturday.
3 Major Problems With “Confirmation,” HBO’s Anita Hill History Rewrite
Maliciously negligent storytelling, woefully undeserved praise of Anita Hill, and the unrelenting push to rewrite history
Charge: FEC Dems would ban Drudge, NYT, free media on election eve
The war between Republicans and Democrats on the politically splintered Federal Election Commission flared late Monday when a Republican commissioner and former chairman charged that the panel’s Democrats want to regulate the press and end free election media.
White Privilege Conference Attendees Complain Conference Is Too White
Disaffected participants in the 2016 White Privilege Conference (WPC) have taken to Twitter to complain that the conference was, ironically, too white and was actually filled to the brim with white supremacy.
7 Things That Offended People At The White Privilege Conference
The White Privilege Conference (WPC) is a very easy place to get offended.
Muslim candidate Sadiq Khan leading in London’s mayoral race
“I am a Londoner first and foremost, but it would show the haters in Iraq and the haters in Syria what sort of country we are: a beacon,” said Sadiq Khan.
Heavy Marijuana Use Has Same Effect On Dopamine System Like Cocaine, Heroin
A recent study has proven that heavy use of cannabis can lead to a compromised dopamine system. Decreased release was found in the striatum, which is the part of the brain that helps in paying attention and memory.
Whole Foods: We’re suing the gay activist who claimed we sold him a cake with a slur written on it — and we have video
Via Drew McCoy and Just Karl, you mean the cake section at Whole Foods — in Austin(!) — isn’t a hotbed of reactionary anti-gay sentiment?
Whole Foods files suit against cake accuser, releases video
Austin-based Whole Foods Market on Tuesday filed a lawsuit against an Austin man who claims he purchased a cake from the retailer that included a slur against gay people.
In First of Its Kind Lawsuit, Student Athlete Wrongfully Accused of Sexual Assault Sues Obama Administration
Grant Neal, a prominent student athlete at Colorado State University Pueblo (CSU Pueblo), has filed a first-of-its-kind lawsuit against the Obama Administration’s Department of Education Office of Civil Rights (OCR) and CSU Pueblo for violation of Title IX in a wrongful sexual assault investigation. Neal is being represented by Andrew T. Miltenberg, one of the nation’s preeminent attorneys specializing in campus assault due process.
Federal Court: Schools May Not Provide Separate Bathrooms Based on Biology
The case involves a biological girl who identifies as a boy. The court’s majority explains it this way: “G.G.’s birth-assigned sex, or so-called ‘biological sex,'” is female, but G.G.’s gender identity is male.” Note the scare quotes around what the court calls “so-called ‘biological sex.'” Biological sex, in fact, is precisely what Congress protected in 1972.
“Transparent” film crew outraged over “trans-friendly” bathrooms
“Transparent” is a much-celebrated comedy presented by Amazon Prime which centers around the always-brilliant Jeffrey Tambor as a man who identifies as a woman.
“Transparent” Crew Up in Arms Over Trans-Friendly Toilets
The beef is that men, women and transgenders can all enter as they please, making it uncomfortable for some of the crew. Women are particularly worried about walking in and seeing a dude peeing at the urinal. Now this is interesting … we”re told several crew members are too scared to complain, for fear they’ll be labeled “transphobic,” which would be the kiss of death on that set.
Arrest of “anti-racism” graffiti vandal sparks uproar at University of Wisconsin
The writing is on the wall when it comes to the University of Wisconsin’s stance on “anti-racist” graffiti, but some students and faculty reportedly sided with the alleged vandal instead of the law.
Abortion Display At UNG Feature Headless Baby Cookies
HT Matt Walsh
Legislators Move to Defund U. of Tennessee’s Office of Diversity
Students organize protests, insisting the state continue funding their annual Sex Week
High School Demands End to Off-Campus Christian Lunch Group
“To be honest, I think this really comes down to control.”
Nebraska Just Abolished Civil Forfeiture, Now Requires A Criminal Conviction To Take Property
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts signed a bill on Tuesday that eliminates civil forfeiture, which allows law enforcement to seize and keep property without filing charges or securing criminal convictions. The bill, LB 1106, passed the unicameral legislature last week by a vote of 38 to 8.
Lawsuit: Woman Swears “I Wasn’t Raped,” University Kicks Out Male Student Anyway
Despite two students swearing up and down that the sex they had was consensual, Colorado State University-Pueblo gave the male student a multi-year suspension for the “sexual assault” anyway.
She said she wasn’t raped, but the school expelled him anyway
It no longer seems to matter what the woman involved in a sexual encounter says. Schools are so hell bent on proving to the federal government that they take sexual assault accusations seriously that they’ll expel someone based on a third-party accusation – even if the alleged victim says there was no rape.
The Curious Link Between the Fly-By Anomaly and the “Impossible” EmDrive Thruster
About 10 years ago, a little-known aerospace engineer called Roger Shawyer made an extraordinary claim. Take a truncated cone, he said, bounce microwaves back and forth inside it and the result will be a thrust toward the narrow end of the cone. Voila … a revolutionary thruster capable of sending spacecraft to the planets and beyond. Shawyer called it the EmDrive.
A Victory In the War For Free Speech
One of the most sinister developments of our time is the Left’s use of both criminal investigation and mob harassment to suppress dissent. An outrageous instance of this trend is the effort by 20 Democratic state Attorneys General to investigate ExxonMobil and others for criminal “fraud,” i.e., carrying out research that doesn’t support the hysterical exaggerations of the Climatistas.
3 Gov’t Workers Formally Charged in Flint Water Crisis
Michigan Attorney General: “No one is above the law, not on my watch.”
Did Harvard Investigate Conservative Students?
A group of conservatives at Harvard Law School set up a web site called Royall Asses to mock left-wing law students who were making absurd demands on the administration, occupying a law school building, and so on.
Anatomy of how a phony Trump media talking point was born
No, Trump’s Unfavorables are not the same as Reagan’s, they’re worse
Trump Humiliated, Cruz Triumphant: Your Complete Saturday Delegate Battle Results
Once again, Senator Ted Cruz blew Donald Trump’s amateurish operation out of the water on Saturday, crushing the Donald in a near-total victory.
California’s war on private business is getting even worse
Two California cities are taking their war on privacy and private businesses who don’t engage in cronyism to the next level.
Jack Lew nears decision to keep Hamilton on front of $10 bill, put a woman on the $20
Treasury Secretary Jack Lew is expected to announce this week that Alexander Hamilton’s face will remain on the front of the $10 bill and a woman will replace Andrew Jackson on the face of the $20 bill, a senior government source told CNN on Saturday.
UC Berkeley Forced to Cut 500 Jobs After $15 Minimum Wage Hike
The $15 minimum wage hike in California has sent financially troubled UC Berkeley into decision making mode, and “the people who clean buildings, who work in food services or health clinics,” says Todd Stenhouse, will be the ones without a job.
Chairman: “Sunset” the Tax Code By 2020 If Tax Reform Not Passed
A group of Republican lawmakers have set a deadline for elimination of the tax code as a way to encourage members of Congress to pass tax reform.
Brazil legislators win vote to impeach President Dilma Rousseff
Brazil’s ruling Workers Party has conceded defeat in the fiercely-contested lower house vote to impeach President Dilma Rousseff and said it would focus on blocking the move to remove her from office in the Senate, the party’s leader in the chamber Jose Guimaraes, said. “The fight continues now in the Senate,” he told reporters.
Read About Norway Stealing These Kids, Then Tout “Democratic Socialism”
Norwegian authorities have put four young children at high risk of sexual assault just because the parents have occasionally spanked the kids and are Christians.
Predator who claimed to be transgender declared dangerous offender
A sexual predator who falsely claimed to be transgender and preyed on women at two Toronto shelters was jailed indefinitely on Wednesday.
Venus Express’ swansong experiment sheds light on Venus’ polar atmosphere
Some of the final results sent back by ESA’s Venus Express before it plummeted down through the planet’s atmosphere have revealed it to be rippling with atmospheric waves – and, at an average temperature of -157°C, colder than anywhere on Earth.
Volodymyr Groysman served as mayor of Vinnytsia where he doubled the city’s budget in three years before becoming the first openly Jewish speaker of the Ukrainian Parliament.
Sweden Has a Problem
In January, Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom accused Israel of “extrajudicial executions” of Palestinians–apparently those who were in the act of perpetrating terrorist attacks–and called for an investigation.
Now children as young as FOUR are asked to choose what gender they are before they start school – with the option of being something other than male or female
Children as young as four being asked to choose what gender they are
Brian Pallister’s Manitoba PCs win record-breaking victory
After starting campaign with promise, Manitoba Liberals flounder by election night
New Report Finds Media Freedom Declined Globally
There has been a “deep and disturbing decline” in respect for media freedom at levels both regional and global, the media rights group Reporters Without Borders said in its annual report.
“Cave lions” found frozen 12,000 years ago could be brought back to life
Tiny feline bodies were uncovered from Siberian permafrost in Russia by researchers
Ruling in favour of germaphobe hard to stomach
Awarded $12Gs by human rights tribunal for restaurant service
Rousseff looks to build international support
Beleaguered Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff has changed her plans and will attend a UN event tomorrow in New York to make her case against an impeachment process that could remove her from office within weeks, her office said yesterday.
Child services grills Winnipeg mom after she let her kids play alone in their fenced-in backyard
A Winnipeg woman says she was reported to and investigated by Child and Family Services simply for letting her children play in her backyard.
Venezuela’s Pathetic Decline Continues
Venezuela, one of the world’s most oil-rich countries, can’t keep the lights on. The country’s socialist government has announced that Venezuelans will now be entirely without power for four hours a day.
Japan’s Next Generation of Farmers Could Be Robots
As the average age of farmers globally creeps higher and retirement looms, Japan has a solution: robots and driver-less tractors.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott Ignores Families, Protects Disastrous Divorce Law
Current family law does not serve families. Time and again, the research and our own experience tell us this. Yet Republican governors continue to bow to feminist radicals.
Why Not Adjunct Administrators Instead of Adjunct Instructors? It Makes Far More Sense
Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit.com wrote a great article last year with a modest proposal. Rather than fill universities with adjunct instructors, why not replace them with adjunct administrators?
The Trashification of America
This is the human wreckage created by liberalism — people without functional kinship networks, without moral values, with no sense of purpose or meaning in their lives. In other words, Democrat voters.
Civil Rights And The Sexual Revolution Need A Divorce
Many in the New Left have hallucinated that white men seeking to satisfy sexual urges without guilt were like black people resisting the Ku Klux Klan. Please.
How Democrats Win Debates By Corrupting The English Language
All of life is a giant “loophole” until liberals come up with a way to regulate or tax it.
This Parent’s Craigslist Ad For A Women’s Studies Tutor Proves America Is Over
If you ever doubted that a single Craigslist ad could capture the decline and fall of Western civilization, doubt no more. A Craigslist ad posted over the weekend by a concerned helicopter parent in the upscale neighborhood of Bel Air, Los Angeles, seeks a tutor for his or her adult son, a 22-year-old student at the University of California-Los Angeles who is having trouble with his gender studies class.
Oral argument in DAPA case highlights the need to block Merrick Garland
The Supreme Court heard oral argument today in United States v. Texas. This is the case in which Texas and 25 other states challenge the Obama administration’s deferred-action policy (DAPA), otherwise known as executive amnesty, an attempt to give legal status and work authorizations to more than four million illegal immigrants.
Resolving the Contradiction of “Progressivism”
The purpose of the Administrative State—best understood with Saint-Simon’s famous single sentence description about how “the government of men is replaced by the administration of things”—is to create a new people.
How To Pick The Best Preschool Environment For Your Child
The research on preschool doesn’t match conventional wisdom. But it does match timeless common sense.
Democrats and the New Jim Crow
Imagine an election for president where votes cast at the ballot box mean next to nothing. While activist groups gripe about long lines and the return of Jim Crow whenever someone has to pull out a photo ID, it’s the Democratic Party primary that deserves scorn for disenfranchising voters this year. With Hillary stacking up the super-delegates even while Bernie Sanders keeps winning, why should anyone bother voting?
Are You Planning A Cake Hoax? These 5 Tips Will Make Sure It’s A Success
Social Justice Warrior hoaxing is having a heyday. Whether you’re a multi-racial family surreptitiously spray-painting your own home with racist graffiti, a lesbian waitress writing fake anti-gay notes on receipts, an overweight teen falsely claiming a store clerk called you fat, or an activist sending yourself hateful tweets, never has the time been better to advance your cause using a bit of fakery.
Get Ready To Ditch The SAT And ACT
Decades from now, education historians may observe Common Core (CC) provoked a wave of activism that resulted in decentralizing U.S. education.
Feminism as Psychological Warfare (Because @FFigureFBust Asked)
While monitoring online feminism, I noticed someone had RT’d @FFigureFBust, posting a cartoon with this feminist “joke”:
Emily Depasse (@eld3393) Affirms Her Pride in Being Infected With Herpes
Beyond the insanity of celebrating herpes – which “actually made my sex life healthier & more satisfying than before,” Ms. Depasse boasted — her participation in this online publicity campaign called attention to how schools are promoting the feminist agenda to children whose parents likely have no idea what is being taught in classrooms.
Drop The T From LGBT
Transgender people have high rates of psychological problems that contribute to their identity expression and victimization. The rest of the LGBT crowd should consider how that reflects on them.
Single Fathers Must Be Allowed In Women’s Bathrooms
It will cause uproars from ladies that are already in the bathroom, or worse, the locker room. In some situations, you will undoubtedly be around women at moments that are intended to be private. If you go into a locker room for instance, you may inadvertently see or be near an undressed female who is abhorred by your presence. But this is a necessary step for equality.
Words Mean Things (and Why Should We Trust @CharoShane to Tell the Truth?)
Years ago, I began to notice this type — the Suburban Princess — who at an early age becomes accustomed to being pampered and indulged. She’s good-looking, or at least not bad-looking, and she learns to exploit this to her advantage.
In the matter of reforming things, as distinct from deforming them, there is one plain and simple principle; a principle which will probably be called a paradox.
Sen. Sasse’s Impassioned Speech on the Price of Baby Body Parts
“Babies are not the sum of their parts”
All the Greed
Yesterday I posted a meme on Facebook about those who call themselves children of the Earth being welcome to stay here, while the rest of us went to the stars.
The Politics of Bathrooms
This cycle is has been bizarre. We’ve gone from discussing Mexico paying for a wall, to the size of Trumps manhood, to bathrooms in North Carolina. Frankly I wish Ted Cruz would discuss Trumps massive hiring of lobbyists to fill his staff, but here we are.
How We The People Can Reclaim “Our Constitution”
In “Our Republican Constitution,” law professor Randy Barnett examines how to fix an unrestrained judiciary that fails to protect individual rights.
Is Mayor Putz going down?
Michael Goodwin summarizes the latest news emanating from the prosecutors circling around New York’s Mayor de Blasio in the New York Post column “The mayor is going down!” The schadenfreude is overwhelming. The Post runs the column with the tabloid cover below. I’m thinking there must be something to it.
Beware of Sex in the Social Media Age (Because the Internet Is Forever)
Jason Lee Weight is a young British writer/director who recently began producing an animation series called Sam Sweetmilk and, according to a Tumblr blogger named Rosie, Jason Lee Weight is a rapist