News of the Week (September 19th, 2016)

 

News of the Week for September 19th, 2016


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Election 2016

 

DC Appeals Court approves voting by illegal immigrants
A little over a week ago, I wrote about a proposal by Obama and Department of Homeland Security Secretary, Jeh Johnson, to nationalize our elections, effectively seizing control from the states which is contrary to the Constitution. Like much of the rest of Obama’s “fundamental transformation” agenda, federal control of elections is a popular idea in other branches of government, such as the judicial branch.

Many Women Aren’t Into Hillary Clinton’s Sexist Politics
We can just vote for Hillary because we’re too dumb to think for ourselves. But do we really want to go there?

Hillary: People Will Write PhD Theses About Sexism Against Me For Years
“I don’t take anything seriously that comes from the RNC.”

Double-voting – even triple-voting – found in US elections
Once was apparently not enough for Pasco Parker.

A Simple, 3-Step Approach to Defending Voter ID Laws
With 56 days to go until the election, you can bet voter identification requirements will increasingly be a major topic of conversation.

Tom Steyer Wants To Nullify The Bill Of Rights To Get Other People’s Money Out Of Politics
Prop 59 would not just limit corporate political spending on elections, it would exempt wide swaths of American society from any constitutional protections whatsoever.

Trump: C’mon, let’s do the debates without moderators
When he’s right, he’s right, and his diagnosis below of the left wetting its pants over Matt Lauer’s forum questions last week is right. They’re working the refs, Trump insists. They’re battering Lauer to make sure that the debate moderators are harder on me than he was. And so they are.

Kaine: Pretty sure the Catholic Church will accept the progressive gospel on same-sex marriage
Repent, secular heretic, and embrace the revelation du jour! Over the weekend, Democratic vice-presidential nominee Tim Kaine spoke at a Human Rights Watch event, extolling the virtues of his running mate on LGBTQ rights and dismissing Donald Trump’s claims to championing their interests. Kaine took a detour from that mission, though, to offer a campaign promise unlike anything ever seen. Kaine, a Catholic, noted that his unconditional support for same-sex marriage puts him at odds with his church, but predicted that the Vatican would adopt the progressive gospel in the future.

Bill Clinton: Yes, this has happened to Hillary before
Yesterday when I saw the video of Hillary’s collapse, the first thing I said was “now I’m wondering if this has happened before.” Today Bill Clinton answered that question in the affirmative, connecting prior publicized fainting incidents to the current one.

We Need a “None Of The Above” Ballot Option
Americans are facing a disheartening choice this November. Both major-party nominees are unqualified to be president of the United States, each in their own way. Friedrich Hayek was right: When it comes to government, the worst get on top.

Hmmm: Blue California wants to keep its death penalty, 52/36
California voters, among the most reliably liberal in the nation, have an opportunity to pass a repeal of the death penalty in November. Proposition 62 would commute the sentence of those on California’s Death Row to life without parole and require a higher percentage of inmate income to go to victim restitution. With opposition to the death penalty a big progressive goal, and with California’s execution process among the slowest and most frustrating in the nation, one would expect overwhelming support for Proposition 62.

BAD TIMING: Hillary Clinton to Appear in October Issue of “Women’s Health” Magazine
Hillary Clinton suffered a serious health scare over the weekend, nearly collapsing at a 9/11 anniversary event in Manhattan. We later learned she had been diagnosed with pneumonia and was canceling a number of events after being advised by her doctor to get some rest.

Indiana secretary of state investigating forged voter registrations
The Indiana secretary of state is warning voters in Marion and Hendricks Counties to check their voter registrations to ensure they are accurate.

Report: Hillary Clinton Is Funding Her Campaign by Stealing From the Poor
Your latest “Crooked Hillary” update

California Could Let Felons Behind Bars Vote, Despite What the State Constitution Says
California Gov. Jerry Brown is considering whether to sign a bill that would allow tens of thousands of incarcerated felons to vote, while continuing to deny the vote to others.

Hyper-low Energy Hillary Sleepwalks Through Reaction to NYC Bombing
Compare and Contrast with Trump’s “Very Tough” Reaction

Old reddit post may show Hillary’s BleachBit tech asking for advice on how to strip a “VIP’s” email address out of messages
A fascinating bit of sleuthing by reddit and 8Chan members via Phil Kerpen. Two years ago, on July 24, 2014, a reddit member who goes by “stonetear” posted this plea for tech advice.

 

Obama Scandals

 

John Kerry’s State Department Funneled MILLIONS To His Daughter’s Nonprofit
More than $9 million of Department of State money has been funneled through the Peace Corps to a nonprofit foundation started and run by Secretary of State John Kerry’s daughter, documents obtained by The Daily Caller News Foundation show.

Meet Native Americans Fighting Obama’s Push to Conserve Public Land
The latest front in a debate over the reach of U.S. control of federal land is a 1.9 million-acre retreat of mesas and canyons located in Utah’s poorest county.

Obama Administration Wants To Kiss Your Local Schools Goodbye
The administration is maneuvering to replace local control in education (and in other areas) with school systems that extend across entire metropolitan regions.

 

Gun Rights

 

Missouri Republicans vote to override veto of gun bill
For the second time Wednesday, Republicans turned to a parliamentary maneuver to kill a Democratic filibuster and force a vote on a bill, this time to override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of a bill eliminating training and permit requirements to carry a concealed gun in public.

 

Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”

 

Obama administration under fire for intervening in North Dakota pipeline case
The Obama administration is coming under increasing pressure from lawmakers and oil industry groups to stand down after intervening in yet another pipeline dispute – this time, by temporarily suspending construction on the controversial North Dakota Access Pipeline.

Sarkozy comes out of the closet as a climate skeptic
Presidential hopeful Nicolas Sarkozy reckons that climate change is not caused by man and that the world has far bigger problems on its hands than global warming.

Heretic Scientists Forced to Use Pseudonyms To Get Work Published
The Washington Post Morning Mix reported today on a pair of scientists who devised a mathematical model for calculating the surface temperature of a planet based on solar radiation and atmospheric pressure had to use false names in order to get their work published.

 

Obamacare

Government in Healthcare

 

Oy, Canada (Part 2,740)
It’s been a while since we’ve checked in on the health “care” system of our Neighbors to the North. It appears that things haven’t improved.

 

War & Terror

 

Filipino alliance at risk as president says U.S. troops must go
The U.S. military’s growing alliance with the Philippines may be at risk after the Pacific nation’s president on Monday issued a stunning call for American troops to end their longstanding mission in the country’s southern region.

Calls grow for South Korea to consider deploying nuclear weapons
North Korea’s latest nuclear test and recent missile launches prompt a faction within the South’s ruling party to confront the possibility that Seoul also needs the ultimate military deterrent. Julian Ryall reports.

Syrian rebel accidentally blows himself and his comrades up by taking a selfie with a phone rigged to an explosive
Video appears to show Syrian rebel fighters gathering around a camera

Explosion at Seaside Park Semper Five 5K Charity Run; 3 pipe bombs left in garbage can: source
An explosion at the Seaside Park Semper Five 5K Charity Run has put the community on lockdown, with a source telling PIX11 News that three pipe bombs were left in a garbage can that exploded, but only one went off.

Explosion in New York’s Chelsea Neighborhood Injures Dozens
Pressure cooker with cellphone and wiring attached found at secondary location nearby, law-enforcement official says

 

National

 

“Poster boy for white hatred” sues Michigan Tech for scapegoating him
According to a lawsuit filed against Michigan Tech, the university wrongfully expelled a student after accusing him of making a racial threat on Yik Yak.

Study: College Students Spend Far More Time Playing Than Studying
Most college students study and sit in class less than 20 hours per week. They spend three times that amount on leisure activities.

Cornell Grad Student Union Organizers look to “Build Union Culture” – so eject reporter from meeting
Afraid of divulging strategy.

“Crazy Eddie,” King of “Insane” Prices, Dead at 68
Eddie Antar rose to success with his electronics retail chain, ended up in prison

Harvard is returning to “the Puritan era” by punishing students for their associations, faculty say
Membership in the Republican Party, Daughters of the American Revolution or Roman Catholic Church could be grounds for student punishment at Harvard University if its leaders continue on the same trajectory.

Toy makers have been spying on kids across the country
Now parents can’t even trust Dora the Explorer or SpongeBob SquarePants.

Class action filed against “smart” dildo for tracking customers intimate movements
A class action lawsuit has been filed against a “smart” dildo manufacturer for keeping tabs on its customers’ use of the product.

Yale SJW Student to Professor: “I want your job to be taken from you.”
What happened at Yale last fall is worse than anyone realizes.

Burritos by drone will soon be a thing
Alphabet and Chipotle will start flying burritos to Virginia Tech students this month.

Say you’re sexually harassed to stop clock on student loan repayment, lawmaker says
“Clear and convincing evidence” to prove you were

Barnegat school health handouts: Allah loves cleanliness
The father of a second-grader in the Cecil S. Collins School was alarmed to see references to hijabs and thawbs – clothing worn by religious Muslims – and a quote from the Quran included in a health and hygiene worksheet given to his daughter.

School superintendent says Betsy Ross flag is a symbol of “hostility” and “hate”
Daniel Behm, the superintendent of the Forest Hills Public Schools in Michigan, apparently thinks the flag representing the original 13 American colonies is an image of “hate.”

Outrage over girls dressing like high school’s American Indian mascot on team poster
“Women or girls are NEVER allowed to wear” headdresses

Catholic high school faces backlash for not admitting “transgender” girl as a boy
Fourteen-year-old female student Madelyn Catrambone wants two things: to go to a Christian (Catholic) school and to be a boy.

Police: Mother Helped Boyfriend Rape, Murder, Dismember Her Daughter, 10
Details of the grisly murder of 10-year-old Victoria Martens have shocked Albuquerque, N.M. Police say the girl was drugged, raped and murdered last month, a crime that Police Chief Gorden Eden called “the most gruesome act of evil I have ever seen in my career.” The girl’s mother, Michelle Martens, 35, was arrested along with her boyfriend, Fabian Gonzales, 31, and Gonzales’ cousin Jessica Kelley, also 31. Gonzales has a lengthy criminal history – including charges of domestic violence – and was on probation at the time of the murder. Kelley, who had previously been convicted as accessory in another woman’s rape, had just been released from prison days before the girl was murdered.

Daily Show Host Begins Rehabilitation of Adolf Hitler
What’s so bad about Adolf Hitler? After all, he was a socialist, who made sure no one in the private sector could either succeed or fail except within parameters determined by the government, thus guarding against inequality. He provided many “free” government services. He protected his people against the potentially dangerous liberties that Americans enshrined in the First and Second Amendments. Just as the Founding Fathers are becoming villains to be eradicated, maybe it’s time for moonbats to rehabilitate Hitler.

Babysitting at Yale
Looks like the moonbats who run our colleges are not having much fun dealing with the Frankenstein’s monster their political correctness has created. In the videos below, Professor Nicholas Christakis of Yale University, one of the most prestigious universities in the country, attempts to placate a mob of juvenile, foul-mouthed, sniveling, bullying, mentally unstable, disrespectful morons that he is tasked with babysitting.

Parents Complain Of “Contact High” During Pa. College Tour
Student tour guides at a college outside Philadelphia say they have been told not to bring prospective students or their parents into a dormitory because it frequently smelled of marijuana.

Elizabeth Warren runs away when Ohio State student says “you lied about your ethnicity”
More of this, please.

Clown Facebook post, warnings put more Alabama schools on lockdown
Two more Alabama schools were on lockdown today after a social media posts and phoned-in threat warned “clowns” might show up at two Birmingham area schools.

Amid California drought, Los Angeles water department waters fake grass
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power is trying to set an example on how to reduce water use amid California’s fifth consecutive year of severe drought.

 

Economy & Taxes

 

What Happened After This Blue State Introduced an Income Tax to Balance Its Budget
In 1991, Connecticut Gov. Lowell Weicker decried the state’s “orgies of spending,” and said his income tax proposal—which would include fiscal discipline—would balance the books.

 

International

 

Turkey removes two dozen elected mayors in Kurdish militant crackdown
Turkey appointed new administrators in two dozen Kurdish-run municipalities on Sunday after removing their elected mayors over suspected links to militants, triggering pockets of protest in its volatile southeastern region bordering Syria and Iraq.

Austria’s presidential election re-run set for Dec 4: OVP
Austria’s coalition parties agreed with two smaller parties to set Dec. 4 as the date for the re-run of presidential elections, a spokeswoman for the junior coalition People’s Party (OVP) said on Monday.

Architect of Brexit Victory Reflects on How He Won Swing Voters
More than two months after a majority of voters decided that Britain should withdraw from the European Union, the architect of the “leave” movement has a message for those who predicted the result would cause economic chaos.

Public Masturbation Now Legal In Italy
Giving leering perverts in Italian alleys a license to masturbate doesn’t seem likely to increase European tourism, especially when ignoring that kind of behavior contributes to sexual assault.

Brutal Central African dictator who rules his country with an iron-fist and “skins enemies alive and eats their testicles”
Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo is Africa’s longest serving leader

Trudeau salutes the “sisters upstairs” at gender segregated mosque
Justin Trudeau skipped any 9/11 memorials marking the 15th anniversary of the horrific terrorist attacks that killed thousands of people including twenty-six Canadians but on September 12th he was at the Ottawa Mosque to celebrate the end of the Hajj, the annual pilgrimage to Mecca.

Expel Hungary from EU for hostility to refugees, says Luxembourg
Luxembourg’s foreign minister says Hungary should be expelled for treating asylum seekers “worse than wild animals”

Austrian Presidential Election Delayed Over Mail-in Ballots and Defective Glue
All the drama…

David Cameron Resigns As MP, Effective Immediately
Cites his resignation as PM and “the realities of modern politics”

Almost half of Venezuelans would leave the country if they could, poll finds
Last month 20 Venezuelans were arrested as they were trying to sneak into Curaçao, the island country in the southern Caribbean Sea, using a small boat — just like Cubans rafters do to make their way to Florida.

EUROPEAN DISGRACE: Muslim Child refugee brides as young as 12 ordered to STAY with men they were forced to marry
CHILD brides as young as 12 have been ordered to stay with the men they were forced to marry after European officials agreed to recognize the partnerships.

“I’m NOT Nigel” Diane James elected Ukip leader after winning race with landslide victory
DIANE JAMES today described herself as “deeply honoured” as she was elected to replace outgoing Ukip leader Nigel Farage in a landslide victory.

Norwegian Rocker Forced to Serve on Local Council after Accidentally Winning Election
Gylve Nagell, a member of a Norwegian rock band, only agreed to run for local councilor in his hometown of Kolbotn only as a backup, thinking it would help boost voter turnout. He never wanted to win, and to make sure he didn’t, Nagell’s campaign posters showed him holding his pet cat, with the caption “Please Don’t Vote for Me”. It didn’t work the way he had planned.

British ambassador to Saudi Arabia completes Hajj pilgrimage after converting to Islam
Britain’s ambassador to Saudi Arabia has been inundated with congratulations from across the Islamic world after it emerged that he converted to Islam and carried out the first Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca ever performed by a senior UK diplomat.

Turks See Purge as Witch Hunt of “Medieval” Darkness
Candan Badem teaches history at a university in southern Turkey, is a socialist and does not believe in God. But he lost his job and was hauled in by the police and accused of being a loyalist to a shadowy Islamic cleric who lives in exile in Pennsylvania.

German voters take their revenge against Merkel’s open-door immigration policy after her party slumps in Berlin election as far-right group enters the state parliament for the first time
Support for the CDU in Berlin has slumped to its lowest level since 1990

 

Opinion

 

If You’re Still Wiping Your 12-Year-Old’s Butt I’m Blaming You for the End of Western Civilization
I can’t even. I don’t want to be one of those “parenting experts” who claim to know everything (because I don’t) and tell other mothers what to do (that’s obnoxious), but I’m going to go ahead and do it anyway. If you have a twelve-year-old who will not wipe his own bottom, you’re doing it very, very wrong. I will even go as far as to say if you have a 6-year-old who is not wiping his own bum, you should hand in your parenting card and consider putting your kid up for adoption to people who will not allow this to continue. This is why Rome crumbled. Romulus Augustulus was sitting on a marble toilet shouting for someone to wipe his magnificus dolium because he couldn’t spare his thumbs (which were too busy playing Farmville on his iPhone) when a dirty barbarian rushed in and lopped off his head. This is where we are headed, people.

The Alt-Right Is Proof We’re In Late-Stage Socialism
Tribalism plus statism does not equal conservatism. So the ultimate development of socialism is not stateless international brotherhood, but various forms of rabid tribal nationalism.

The Most Dangerous Period in Washington Could Be About to Happen
The lame-duck session is the most dangerous period in the nation’s capital that you’ve never heard of.

No excuse for sugarcoating toxic ideology of communism
Last weekend, my lefty friend suggested I celebrate Labour Day by watching his favourite flick of 2015 Trumbo, a biopic about Dalton Trumbo who in 1947 was the highest-paid screenwriter until he was blacklisted for being a member of the Communist Party.

We Need A New Fusionism
The heirs of William Buckley must find a way to forge a principled alliance with the new nationalists, based on something more than desperation and hatred of Democrats.

Factual Feminist: Those Who Push For Toy Neutrality Don’t Get Little Girls At All
Little girls’ play is full of conflict and imaginary power struggles, and their fantasies are just as complex, intense, and inventive as boys’—but manifestly different.

The Objective Truth of @fmanjoo and the New York Times’ Partisan Bias
What is the truth about Hillary Clinton’s health and why should Americans trust the media to tell us the truth? This was a question raised last month by former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani in an interview on Fox News Sunday with host Shannon Bream.

The Left Is Weaponizing Sports
What happens when a culture loses its last neutral ground?

If You’re Looking to Rent a Leftist Attorney General
New York Democrat Eric Schneiderman is on the market – and open for business. And you don’t even need to contact him – he’ll contact you.

Americans Need Leaders Who Ignore Social Justice Tempests And Simply Govern
It is wearing to the average American to be treated to social justice soap operas and morality plays that have nothing to do with their daily lives.

Feminism Is Anti-Male Hate Propaganda
So I was scrolling through feminist blogs on Tumblr when I came across a post that began, “We can all easily agree that throughout history women and men were not equal.”

Are Your Kids Getting a Daily Dose of News Propaganda with Their Common Core?
Many public schools are now assigning their students children’s versions of newspaper articles through a new company called Newsela. Newsela takes articles from outlets such as Washington Post and Associated Press, rewrites each one to fit five reading levels, and publishes them online.

Why Freedom Caucus Cut Deal With GOP Leadership Canceling Vote to Impeach IRS Chief
Late Wednesday night, the House Freedom Caucus was just hours away from forcing a historic vote on impeaching IRS Commissioner John Koskinen.

No, the Constitution Isn’t Outdated
This Constitution Day, we celebrate the 229th year since our Constitution’s signing. For many Americans, the durability of our founding document is a point of pride, an indication of its high quality, and a worthy reason to revere it.

The Electoral College Still Makes Sense Because We’re Not A Democracy
What appears to deprive the populace of its power to decide a president is the very mechanism that preserves its power. The Electoral College works that way because the United States isn’t a pure democracy.

California’s Boom Is Poised To Go Bust — And Liberals’ Dream Of Scandinavia On The Pacific
As its economy started to recover in 2010, progressives began to hail California as a kind of Scandinavia on the Pacific – a place where liberal programs also produce prosperity. The state’s recovery has won plaudits from such respected figures as The American Prospect’s Harold Meyerson and the New York Times’ Paul Krugman.

“Oh boy,” my son said, rolling his eyes. “Not rape culture again.”
“There’s no such thing as rape culture,” my other son said. “You say everything is about rape culture or sexism.”

#GOPEXODUS
Trump is only a temporary problem. The real tragedy is what he personifies: the Republican Party formally renouncing conservative principles to embrace degeneracy and Big Government authoritarianism (i.e., moonbattery), becoming in effect a second Democrat Party.

“It’s an achievement in itself today to simply be a victim”
Lauren Southern told guest host Jerry Agar about the bizarre bio she read touting an upcoming college campus speaker, in which his “accomplishments” were simply a laundry list of “identity politics” cliches.

Andrea Dworkin Accused Hillary Clinton of “Betraying Younger Women”
Andrea Dworkin on the Monica Lewinsky scandal in January 1998

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