News of the Week for November 27th, 2016
- Gun Rights
- Hide the Decline
- War & Terror
- National News
- Economy & Taxes
- International News
Democrats promise to filibuster and kill national reciprocity for concealed carry in the US Senate
Since the November 8th election, there has been some hope that national reciprocity for concealed handgun permits would be similar to that for driver’s licenses. If you have a driver’s license in Florida you can drive all the way to Maine or Washington state or drive in Alaska or Hawaii. That is not the case permitted concealed handguns. If you are a truck driver who is carrying valuable shipments, and you have to travel in California, Illinois, New York or some other states you are effectively banned from carrying over your entire trip. Since you can’t carry in New York state, there is no way that you can go from New England to the rest of the country or vice a versa.
Hollywood begins massive assault on gun ownership
These movies and television shows that are pushing gun control make no attempt to treat the arguments on the other side seriously.
Texas Heat: Maura Healey order to Dallas court for Exxon Mobile climate change showdown
Judge’s order hints at AG’s “political motives”
Scott and Shackleton logbooks prove Antarctic sea ice is not shrinking 100 years after expeditions
Antarctic sea ice had barely changed from where it was 100 years ago, scientists have discovered, after poring over the logbooks of great polar explorers such as Robert Falcon Scott and Ernest Shackleton.
Are humans too insignificant to affect global climate?
Are humans too insignificant to affect global climate? After all, our planet is a big place. Isn’t it arrogant to claim puny little humans could make a dent in such a huge climate? However, whether human activity might affect climate is not a question of arrogance. It’s merely a question of numbers. In particular, there are two numbers to consider.
Pipeline protester’s injuries were result of “criminal activity”
The North Dakota Highway Patrol says law enforcement officers were not responsible for injuries sustained by a New York woman who nearly lost an arm in an explosion during a pipeline protest.
Government in Healthcare
Arsonist destroys New Mexico pro-life pregnancy center in alleged “hate crime”
Arsonists are suspected in a fire that rendered a pro-life pregnancy center inoperable, and pro-life students are demanding that Planned Parenthood denounce this as a “hate crime.”
Is The Obamacare Repeal Destined To Go Down Like HillaryCare?
For those following events of the past few years, the Clinton health debate as profiled in “The System” provides interesting echoes between past and present.
John Bolton Warns That Obama May Divide The Land Of Israel At The UN Before The Inauguration
Is Barack Obama about to make the most catastrophic decision of his entire presidency? Former UN Ambassador John Bolton is warning that there is “a lot of speculation” over at UN headquarters right now about “resolutions that recognize a Palestinian state or that try and set a boundary for Israel based on the 1967 ceasefire lines”.
Liberal protester may have blown off her own arm in attack on police
A New York City leftist may lose her arm after she was injured in an explosion while participating in protests of a pipeline in North Dakota.
The Navy’s New Stealth Destroyer Broke Down in the Panama Canal
The USS Zumwalt experienced an “engineering casualty” and collided with the canal walls.
How many Yazidis will Liberals save? Private aid groups put Canadian government to shame
The Liberals want you to believe they are helping Yazidis, victims of genocide at the hands of the Islamic state, but are they?
6 Reasons Why ‘Starship Troopers’ Is the New ‘The Art of War’
Wall Street raiders and business tycoons still cite Sun Tzu’s classic military treatise to explain preparation and tactical prowess. But if you really want an insight into 21st century warfare, you need to read Robert Heinlein’s Starship Troopers. Here’s why.
College ditches Old Glory after flag-burning incident
Hampshire College has decided not to fly any flags at all on campus after students lowered, then burned, an American flag hanging from a campus flagpole on the eve of Veterans Day.
Jeff Sessions may prosecute “sanctuary cities” if confirmed as attorney general
Sen. Jeff Sessions is on record saying so-called “sanctuary cities” that protect illegal immigrants should be prosecuted. He himself may get that chance next year.
Sessions pick as AG could spark exodus from civil rights division
A former leader says Justice staffers are alarmed by the Alabama senator’s record on racial issues.
High school English class skit: “The Assassination of Donald Trump”
Two 10th grade students at Marshall High School in San Antonio, Texas performed a mock assassination of the president-elect for an English class assignment this past week.
Source: Trump will not seek to prosecute Hillary Clinton
This is just coming out this morning and it’s only attributed on background to “a source” with knowledge of the transition team’s thinking, but Donald Trump is supposedly not going to pursue any prosecution of Secretary Hillary Clinton over her email transgressions or even the pay to play activities of the Clinton Global Initiative.
California has how many ballots left to count?
Imagine that California had remained a competitive state in elections — and imagine the crisis we would have had for the past two weeks as a result. YouGov’s Will Jordan noted last night that the state has 2.8 million ballots still left to count nearly a fortnight after the election.
Scientific Proof that South Park Has a Finger on the Pulse of America
A Stanford University study has documented what South Park told Americans a year ago – students can’t tell the difference between real and fake news.
Coddling campus crybabies: Students take up toddler therapy after Trump win
Teddy bears, Play-Doh and coloring books are staples of nursery schools, but now they are showing up on college campuses to help distraught students cope with the election of a president they don’t like.
Vassar Nazi cartoon reflects campus dehumanization of Israel
Pro-Israel student leader at Vassar was warned: “Remember the devil has enough advocates”
BET Founder: Trump Committed to Reaching Out to African Americans
Narrative – 0, Reality – 1
University Officials: America-Themed Parties Are “Harmful” And Offensive
Student government leaders at Loyola University Maryland faced a barrage of pressure from the university administration to change the theme of a senior class party described as “very alienating, divisive and harmful” and against the university’s “core values,” according to emails provided to The Daily Caller. The theme? America.
University Bullied Students to Change “America” Theme Party Because Trump Won
America party “provides an opportunity for students to dress or behave in a way that offends or oppresses others.”
Andrew Cuomo’s Former Top Aide Indicted on Public-Corruption Charges
Grand jury also indicts seven others on bribery, extortion and conspiracy charges
Trump: I don’t want to ‘energize’ alt-right movement
President-elect Donald Trump on Tuesday said he did not want to “energize” the alt-right movement and denounced the conference held over the weekend where white nationalists cheered his election and used Nazi-era terms and salutes.
Donald Trump Seems to Retreat on Some Promises
President-elect Donald J. Trump on Tuesday tempered some of his most extreme campaign promises, dropping his vow to jail Hillary Clinton, expressing doubt about the value of torturing terrorism suspects and pledging to have an open mind about climate change.
Nikki Haley Chosen as U.N. Ambassador
President-elect Donald J. Trump on Wednesday named Gov. Nikki Haley of South Carolina as his choice to become ambassador to the United Nations, adding to his prospective cabinet a former critic with whom he had sparred bitterly.
Federal Court Rejects “Unconstitutional” Wisconsin District Lines
The judges said the redistricting “constitutes an unconstitutional political gerrymander.”
Alt-right members say they were “fooled” by Trump after his disavowal of extremist movement
President-elect Donald Trump’s disavowal of his support among white nationalists didn’t sit right with the alt-right.
Universities offer tips for having a “green” Thanksgiving
Several universities are providing students with guidelines on sustainable Thanksgiving practices to impose on their families over the holiday.
Obama WH looks to protect social justice efforts from Trump
The U.S. Secretary of Education sent a “Dear Colleague” letter to college and university leaders praising their social justice efforts and encouraging them to redouble their commitments going forward.
Students prep for “fundamentally different viewpoints” at Thanksgiving
Colleges across the country are preparing students for encounters with relatives who might hold different opinions as they depart from their academic bubbles for the Thanksgiving holiday.
Harry Reid might end up killing independent journalism at UNLV
Virtue signaling against a student newspaper
Moonbat Calls for Military Coup to Stop Trump From Taking Office
Even a moonbat can sometimes take an interest in military issues
Electoral College Revolt Brewing?
A Republic. How does it work?
Politico Editor RESIGNS After Publishing Home Addresses Of Alt-Right Icon Richard Spencer, Advocating For “Baseball Bats”
National editor at Politico Michael Hirsh resigned after publishing the home addresses of alt-right figurehead Richard Spencer Tuesday morning and advocating for serious violence.
Mexican cement company offers to build Trump’s wall
Should President-elect Donald Trump follow through on his promise to build a wall on the U.S. southern border, a Mexican cement company is ready to step in.
Why Trump Really Won Wisconsin And Pennsylvania
There’s been a lot of talk online the last day about mysterious results in these two states, and whether the election could have been hacked. But when you look at the actual data, there’s no indication there was fraud – in fact, Trump’s victories follow patterns seen across the country, regardless of the type of ballot.
UNH will not punish Trump supporters dressed as Harambe, Nixon
President Mark Huddleston did announce, however, that UNH will be investigating whether the Women’s Studies program violated school policy by promoting partisan political activity on its official Facebook page.
Young liberals threaten to murder Trump Electors
While middle America carries on with their lives after Donald Trump’s election, young liberals in the more “open minded” regions of the U.S. and Canada, continue to protest and riot aggressively over the results, wasting everyone’s time and money.
What the Feds Have Done to Colleges and Schools
The Obama administration has repeatedly violated civil liberties on campus. The Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has been the chief culprit, but the Department of Justice has played a role too. They have attacked free speech, demanding that school officials censor politically-incorrect speech. They have also pressured colleges to stack the deck against students accused of sexual harassment or assault by denying them the right to due process. The Obama administration has violated the Constitutional guarantee of equal protection by demanding racial quotas in school discipline and turning a blind eye to campus racial violence against whites. It also has shown a contempt for religious freedom and the due process rights of colleges themselves.
What happened in Minnesota
Although Donald Trump narrowly lost the state of Minnesota to Hillary Clinton, Minnesota Republicans achieved remarkable results in legislative races. Republicans amplified their majority to an unprecedented number for a presidential-year election in the state House of Representatives and captured a one-vote majority in the state Senate
Bus driver allegedly does nothing while black teens attack white schoolgirls
These two Catholic High School girls from St. Catherine’s Academy in the Bronx were sent to the hospital after a group of black girls beat them up
Marco Rubio Statement on The Death of Fidel Castro
Fidel Castro seized power promising to bring freedom and prosperity to Cuba, but his communist regime turned it into an impoverished island prison. Over six decades, millions of Cubans were forced to flee their own country, and those accused of opposing the regime were routinely jailed and even killed.
Ted Cruz, Other Leaders React to Fidel Castro’s Death
Fidel Castro was a Communist dictator. He was no mythic hero, as some on the left would have you believe.
Hillary lawyers to participate in recounts even though no “evidence of manipulation”
Hillary lawyer: Following through even though Trump victories in WI, PA and MI “well exceeds the largest margin ever overcome in a recount”
The “Suck It Up Buttercup” Bill is Real and Punishes Campus Cry Rooms
In case you missed it…Donald Trump just staged the biggest upset in the history of elections! Well, at least in our lifetime. Only his die-hard followers believed he would prevail come election night. Many speculated at the size of his hands…I mean rallies, and wondered what was going on. Could he win it?
Is Jill Stein’s Election Recount Being Paid For By A Bot?
Jill Stein has raised more money in 24 hours for a recount of votes in WI, MI, and PA (all states that Donald Trump won) than she raised in her entire presidential campaign.
Efforts Begin To Challenge States Clinton Won
While it appears that Jill Stein has raised enough money, albeit suspiciously, to start a vote recount in Wisconsin, efforts have begun on the other side to challenge votes in three states won by Hillary Clinton: Colorado, Nevada and Virginia.
Theory that challenges Einstein’s physics could soon be put to the test
Scientists behind a theory that the speed of light is variable — and not constant as Einstein suggested — have made a prediction that could be tested.
Conservative group creates database of biased profs
Turning Point USA launched a new website this week dedicated to exposing professors who “discriminate against conservative students and advance leftist propaganda in the classroom.”
HS speaker lectures kids on “white privilege” during presentation on internet safety
Director and founder of the Library Freedom Project, Alison Macrina, allegedly deviated from the topic of discussion when she scolded students at Princeton High School for their “white privilege.”
U.S. Will Encourage Foreign Governments to Investigate Clinton Foundation
“Haiti and Colombia will be key diplomatic posts for this because of all the money involved,” said the source.
Liberty University’s Falwell Jr. Turned Down Position of Education Secretary
Wait… after months of working to destroy his father’s name and ruin the reputation of Liberty University, there’s no payoff?
Wisconsin Vote Recount May Cause Electoral College Chaos: Jill Stein Meets Deadline, Recounts Now Loom In 3 States
As a presidential election recount in three key states now appears likely to happen, the electoral college votes from at least one of those states and possibly all three could be in jeopardy — creating a situation that hasn’t been seen in 192 years and which could throw the election of the 45th president into the House of Representatives.
Keith Ellison Once Proposed Making A Separate Country For Blacks
Some newly discovered columns shed light on the shocking views expressed by one of the Democrat’s favorite politicians.
A Mars ice deposit holds as much water as Lake Superior
Frozen beneath a region of cracked and pitted plains on Mars lies about as much water as what’s in Lake Superior, largest of the Great Lakes, a team of scientists led by The University of Texas at Austin has determined using data from NASA’s Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter.
The Federal Regulations That Affect Your Thanksgiving Foods
This being the fourth Thursday of November, we turn our attention to the abundance on our tables and the blessings in our lives. (There is also no small number of folks who are deeply grateful for the end of election season.)
Trudeau’s post-election trip to Cuba a “slap in Trump’s face”
While other world leaders immediately responded to Donald Trump’s victory by calling him and going to meet him in person, Justin Trudeau decided to go to Cuba and Argentina instead.
Brexit could end up before European Court of Justice
Europe’s most senior judge outlines potentially pivotal role in UK’s departure
French Thatcherite Upends 2017 Race Pledging to Shrink the State
Former Prime Minister Francois Fillon, the new front-runner in France’s 2017 presidential election, is offering voters an economic-policy revolution inspired by Margaret Thatcher.
Final Statement of Geert Wilders at his Trial
When I decided to address you here today, by making a final statement in this trial against freedom of speech, many people reacted by telling me it is useless. That you, the court, have already written the sentencing verdict a while ago. That everything indicates that you have already convicted me. And perhaps that is true. Nevertheless, here I am. Because I never give up. And I have a message for you and the Netherlands.
E.U. to collapse “in a few years,” says Nigel Farage
Holland, France and Germany head for decisive elections next year
Denmark is going to “punish” Britain when Brexit talks begin
Denmark has long been a close political and cultural ally of the United Kingdom – but the Nordic state is set to prioritise national interests over friendliness when it comes to negotiating Brexit.
“The CBC needs to be dismantled” Kellie Leitch promises to KILL the CBC if she becomes Prime Minister
The left-wing state broadcaster has been put on notice by Conservative Party leadership candidate Kellie Leitch.
Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne’s approval is so low the provincial Tories are in supermajority territory: poll
Approval of Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne and her government is so low the Progressive Conservatives are in supermajority territory, a new poll shows.
Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro dies at 90
Guerrilla revolutionary and communist idol, Fidel Castro was a holdout against history who turned tiny Cuba into a thorn in the paw of the mighty capitalist United States.
Fidel Castro May Be Dead, but Tyranny Remains in Cuba
Late Friday evening, Cuban state media reported the death of their former leader, Fidel Castro, at age 90. Some will mourn his passing or even glorify his life. But for many others, not even his death will fill the void caused by his life.
Top scientist who discovered Litvinenko poison “stabbed himself to death with two knives” after trip to Russia
The father-of-two reportedly died from self-inflicted injuries, despite one detective believing he couldn’t have stayed conscious long enough to wound himself that much
“Girl Power” and Honor in Pakistan: The Unsurprising Death of Qandeel Baloch
Fame is a dangerous commodity, and shockingly cheap in the Internet age of DIY social media, where young people can become minor “celebrities” on the basis of YouTube videos and Instagram accounts.
French TV Bans Smiling Down Syndrome Kids So as Not to Offend Post-Abortive Women
“This film does not constitute a ‘message of general interest.'”
How to avoid the UK’s new online surveillance powers
If the government wants to hack you, it will, but you can stop the police from just scooping up your web history
My 8-year-old told me “There are no losers.” Here’s why I corrected her.
“There are no losers.” As my 8-year-old daughter recently said those words to me, certainty and defiance shone behind her hazel eyes. I just knew it was something she had been taught at school, probably by well-meaning teachers, and she believed it.
Why Liberals’ Coming Fight Over Identity Politics Will Be Ugly
The more practical wing of the Democratic Party and the more manic, single-minded constituency largely comprised of young liberals are in for a giant fight.
Here’s Why Progressives Lose Their Minds When They Lose Elections
The Left, committed to perfect social justice and unlimited government, has no way forward. For them, everything is politics.
William H. Pryor should be the next SCOTUS pick, but I’d be shocked if Trump picked him
Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals Judge William H. Pryor is on Trump’s list of potential Supreme Court Justices. He’s considered by some to be a frontrunner for the the job, though any attempts to get inside Donald Trump’s head have been fruitless. On the surface, Pryor seems like a perfect Trump pick, but that’s only if what Trump has said is really what Trump believes.
The Real Forgotten Man Of 2016 Was Bill Clinton
If there was one mistake that stands out above all the others, it is the decision by the campaign to ignore the warnings of one Bill Clinton.
The virtue signaling of the anti-Trump rioters
Bewildered onlookers keep asking what the anti-Trump rioters and flag-burners hope to achieve. Their behavior has succeeded only in making many of the president-elect’s opponents – including this one – less hostile to the man.
Step One: FAIL
This feminist bumper sticker – “Hillary 2016, Michelle 2014, Chelsea 2032, Sasha 2040, Malia 2048” – was designed by Karin Hildebrand Lau. It was posted to Tumblr in July by a “non-binary queer intersectional feminist” who said “Reblog this to make Conservatives angry.” Oops.
Hillary or Blood? Democrats and Post-Election Angry Mobs
It has been difficult to discern exactly what the anti-Trump protesters are protesting. The election is over. Donald Trump will be president after Jan. 20.
Why Can’t Democrats Win Three Consecutive Terms?
A Democrat presidential fails to succeed a popular two-term incumbent president from the same party, despite low unemployment, an opponent who appears out of his depth, and, oddly enough, winning the most votes on Election Day.
Donald Trump and the Return of European Anti-Americanism
European criticism of Trump goes far beyond a simple displeasure with the man who will be the next president. The condemnation reveals a deep-seated contempt for the United States, and for American voters who democratically elected a candidate committed to restoring American economic and military strength.
Obama Supporters Plot Weak, Womanly Resistance Against Trump
Well it’s either this or Starbucks.
Minority Identity Politics Creates Majority Identity Politics
The intellectual historian Mark Lilla has a must-read essay in today’s New York Times explaining how the academic and media fixation on identity politics doomed the center-Left this election cycle. One of his key points: The Democratic Party’s decision build its coalition around race and gender differences, and emphasize those differences in order to mobilize its base, predictably produced a parallel response from the identity groups that were not included.
How to Talk About Star Wars at Thanksgiving With Your Ignorant, Rebellion-Backing Uncle
A couple of things to remember before engaging in any argument with an apologist for the Republic.
The Transgender Lobby’s Demands Are Not Civil Rights
Arguing that the transgender lobby’s policy preferences are today’s civil rights movement minimizes the difficulties African-American people experienced and misrepresents the issue at large.
The Silent Minority – Conservatives in the Arts
When it comes to ideological diversity, the arts are worse than higher ed.
Trump letting Hillary off the hook is his biggest mistake yet
At first blush, Donald Trump’s decision to swear off criminal investigations of Hillary Clinton didn;t look like a good idea.
Sessions broke the back of the KKK in Alabama. Now the media wants you to think he’s racist.
President-elect Donald J. Trump over the weekend nominated Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to serve as United States Attorney General, signaling that he is serious about returning the Justice Department to its core of mission of “ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.”
Why People Lost Their Minds When A Brooklyn Store Played “Sweet Home Alabama”
Upscale progressives have gotten used to tuning out the voice of the Trump voter. But there’s an America out there that they can no longer ignore.
The boundless ignorance of “well-informed” Progressives
Since I started on my real-me Facebook many years ago, I have filled my feed almost entirely with two things: (1) offbeat, funny, and quirky stories to entice my friends to read my feed and (2) stories about rising antisemitism at home and around the world. For domestic stories, I daily link to news stories about rampant, naked antisemitism on America’s college and university campuses; the antisemitism powering the BDS movement; the antisemitism that’s become integral to the Black Lives Matter movement; the antisemitism that animates intersectionality; and the antisemitism in the Nation of Islam, which gave birth to Keith Ellison. Each of those incubators for antisemitism, of course, is a core Democrat constituency that neither the DNC nor any Democrat candidate (including Hillary) has ever disavowed.
Weimar Germany, Weimar America
Back in early 2003, I was walking with a New York friend through an exhibit of Weimar-era German paintings at the Neue Galerie on the Upper East Side. After a while, she said, “You can almost hear the trains to Auschwitz coming in the distance.” Her point was that the despair and restlessness captured by those beautiful, disturbing paintings telegraphed the coming cataclysm.
Dems wonder if “identity politics” did them in
Some Democrats are beginning to openly wonder if identity politics did them in on election day, and left them watching Donald Trump and congressional Republicans win the White House and keep control of Congress.
Voice of civilization
We conclude our preview of the Fall issue of the Claremont Review of Books today with the essay by Algis Valiunas on Edward Gibbons’s History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire. Algis is a fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center and a contributing editor to The New Atlantis.
5 Things I Am Not Thankful For On Thanksgiving
This one is for all the curmudgeons, cranks, grouches, malcontents, sourpusses, bellyachers, crab asses, and grumps. What good would it be to have a holiday where the all of the articles and blog posts were dedicated to the happy people? I happen to be one of the happy people, but I don’t look down on the grouches. I embrace them and all their pettiness. It is, after all, the holiday season. It officially kicks off on Thanksgiving and to celebrate those who will grumble all day, I offer you the five things for which I am not thankful.
US General Election: “Honest Villain” Defeats “Hypocrite”
The ugly shamelessness of an honest villain is easy to see through, whereas who knows the exact distance between a hypocrite’s real moral bottom line and the public’s perception of it?
Obama Won’t Go Away After He’s Done. That’s Good News.
So, soon-to-be-ex-President Obama won’t be going away anytime soon.
Why Lena Dunham Was A Clinton Catastrophe, And Other Toxic Liberal Celebs
Liberal celebrities focus the media’s attention exactly where a savvy politician should not want it, says Tom Tedorczuk – and he even gets Louise Mensch to admit that she may not be on the Trump Train but a good loser has to get on Trump Force One!
Is there a “white people friendly” version of political correctness?
Academic John McWhorter has an interesting opinion piece up at CNN today. It’s titled “We need a ‘PC’ that includes white people.” What it proposes, in the wake of Trump’s election, is a kind of racial compromise. McWhorter suggests the kind of racial utopia the left envisions is simply never going to happen, i.e. a place where the majority of white people automatically agree they are guilty.
Medical Journal Freakout
The Lancet, founded in 1823, is one of the world’s leading medical journals. Like pretty much all institutions, it has been taken over by the Left, and in recent years has not hesitated to opine on politics as well as medicine. Still, the journal’s editorial titled President Trump is pretty jarring. It begins by quoting from a speech by one David Stuckler at the European Public Health Conference in Vienna, held just after the election.
A brain-twisting, but universal, theory about voter fraud
I think I’ve come up with a universal theory of voter fraud, one that explains Obama’s (to me) inexplicable victory in 2012 as well as (to the Progressives and #NeverTrumpers) Trump’s equally inexplicable victory in 2016. This theory is not to be taken seriously, but I still like how comprehensive it is.
Three-Fifths of a Lie – Kate Paulk
We’ve all heard the people who wrote the Constitution of the United States dismissed with a flip comment about how much modern people can trust someone who thought blacks were worth three-fifths of a person. Seeing and hearing comments like that from people who damn well ought to know better, people who should have some grounding in what the Constitution means and the context (you know, historians, lawyers… people who have supposedly studied this stuff) really gets my back up because the truth is so freaking obvious and it’s all there. It’s not like anyone’s tried to cover this up.
Philosophers test things. We test arguments for logical validity and soundness. We test propositions for coherence and truth-value. We test concepts and definitions. Testing things is built in to the activity of philosophy.
The New Nullifiers
On the same day last week that Donald Trump nominated noted immigration hawk Sen. Jeff Sessions for Attorney General, New York City declared that it would stick to its “sanctuary city” policy—setting up a battle that will likely occupy a lot of national attention during the next Administration.