News of the Week (September 23rd, 2018)

 

News of the Week for Sept. 23rd, 2018


 

Election 2018

 

RNC poll finds GOP voters aren’t worried about midterms. That’s bad
An internal Republican National Committee survey that was leaked to Bloomberg Businessweek shows several worrying trends for Republicans as the midterm elections approach.

California’s DMV finds another 3,000 unintended voter registrations
Officials at California’s Department of Motor Vehicles said Wednesday that an additional 3,000 people were mistakenly signed up to vote during the rollout of the state’s new “motor voter” program, errors made during the spring and summer and part of a larger batch of problems first reported two weeks ago.

Andrew Gillum’s Running Mate Claimed Jews ‘Nailed’ Him To ‘The Cross’ After He Lost Student Government Election At Harvard
Newly-unearthed comments made by Florida Democratic gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum’s running mate raise serious concerns about Gillum’s ever-mounting ties to blatant anti-Semitism.

 

Gun Rights

 

Ruger Mourns Death of Former CEO William B. Ruger, Jr.
Sturm, Ruger & Co., Inc. (NYSE: RGR) mourns the loss of William B. Ruger, Jr., former Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Ruger. Mr. Ruger, who was the second CEO of the Company and the son of the Company’s founder, passed away this past weekend.

 

Hide the Decline

Environment &
“Green Energy”

 

Arctic sea ice melt has turned the corner for 2018
Arctic sea ice minimum – this years 19/20th Sept at 4.594 million sq/km

Evidence the Sun may have turned “blue” during 1450s-1460s
A lecture by Dr. Willie Soon suggests that something odd was occurring with the view of the sun in the decades around 1450-1460, which he dubs the “Global Blue Sun” due to historical anecdotal evidence that has been recorded. The suggestion is that there was a massive volcanic eruption somewhere on Earth that put haze and ash into the air, turning the view of the sun “blue”.

 

Obamacare

Government in Healthcare

 

Dodging the Mandate Bullet
As we noted earlier this year, the recent tax law essentially neutered the (evil) Mandate.

 

War & Terror

 

A deadly attack on an Iranian military parade
Recently, an acquaintance of my wife returned from a trip to Iran, her country of origin. In addition to noting the runaway inflation and stark increase in poverty, she was surprised by the heightened level of separatist sentiment in various regions.

 

National

 

Columbia freshmen required to undergo 3-hour identity politics workshop during orientation
As part of Columbia University’s New Student Orientation Program, first-year students participated in a mandatory activity called “Under1Roof.”

Ivy League freshman “pre-read” promotes free speech
Princeton chose Speak Freely: Why Universities Must Defend Free Speech for its required pre-read for freshmen.

Student: School “covered up” prof who shot himself to “protest” Trump
A student at the College of Southern Nevada says the school “covered up” the fact that last week a professor shot himself in the arm to “protest” President Donald Trump.

What to Expect When the Supreme Court Returns
Monday, Oct. 1, marks the start of a new Supreme Court term.

Kamala Harris Covered Up For San Francisco Archdiocese Sex Abuse
More than eight years ago in 2010, Kamala Harris, then-San Francisco District Attorney, was running for California Attorney General. And for some reason, her record of covering up sex abuse records belonging to the San Francisco Archdiocese was never part of the political news of her record. Today, Harris is a United States Senator, with an eye for running for President in 2020.

The “No Consequences for Crime” Bill
It is hard to believe, but it is the truth; should Governor Brown sign into law SB 1437, criminals in California can no longer be punished for the natural and probable consequences of violent crimes they knowingly aided and encouraged.

Fascinating! Astronomers spot super-Earth orbiting Mr. Spock’s fictional home star
Has the planet Vulcan been found? Vulcan’s most famous fictional inhabitant, Mr. Spock of “Star Trek” fame, would certainly raise an eyebrow if he heard that astronomers have detected a potentially habitable super-Earth orbiting the star that’s associated with him.

“Good Boy”: Watch Police Dog Stop Kidnapper From Stealing 6-Month-Old Baby
Body camera footage shows a K-9 taking down a suspect who tried to flee after attempting to kidnap a 6-month-old baby in Pasco County, Florida on Monday.

Why college students don’t vote absentee? They don’t know where to buy a postage stamp
“Vote or die.” Unless, it’s too hard to find a stamp.

Judge Orders Secretary Ross to Sit for Deposition in Census Case
Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross must sit for deposition concerning his move to include a citizenship question on the 2020 census, a federal judge ordered Friday.

Tulane mandates new students take “Race and Inclusion” course
The new requirement comes after “many students reported that their perceptions were not met” when it came to diversity engagement on campus.

 

Economy & Taxes

 

Nixing Regulations Saved Taxpayers $1.3 Billion This Year
When businesses have to worry about complying with too many rules, it makes it much harder for them to operate.

Gerawan Farm Workers Finally Get Votes Counted to Decertify UFW Labor Union
Tuesday September 18, 2018 was an historic day in California; it was the day in which the Gerawan Farming workers’ ballots from 2013 were finally counted. Overwhelmingly they elected to decertify the United Farm Workers labor union from their workplace.

There Will Be No Retaliation, They Told Us
On March 2, the president told us that trade wars are good and easy to win. Six months later, he has been proven wrong.

 

International

 

Romanian parliament votes to define marriage as union of a man and a woman
Romanian Senators have approved a law that would pave the way for the constitution to be changed to explicitly state that marriage is a union of a man and a woman.

Classrooms near empty as school starts in crisis-stricken Venezuela
Venezuela’s school year began on Monday with few students arriving in classrooms amid a crippling economic crisis that has left many families unable to afford supplies or provide their children with enough food to focus on schoolwork.

EU backs Spain in Brexit row over Gibraltar as Barnier holds talks in Madrid
EU Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier has clearly signalled his intention to back Spain in any future sovereignty dispute with the UK over the island of Gibraltar following his meeting with Spanish Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez in Madrid.

Copyright in the Digital Single Market
Daniel J. Hannan

Riot Police Summoned as Campus Rape “Crisis” Hysteria Reaches Australia
Let me begin by apologizing to Australians, on behalf of America, for causing this problem. You see, in the years leading up to the 2016 presidential election, Democrats knew that Hillary Clinton would be their nominee. Because feminism would be an obvious selling point for her campaign, the propaganda organs of the mainstream media and the energies of left-wing activists were devoted to promoting the Feminist™ brand, especially on college campuses. The idea was to mobilize young women to vote Democrat, thus to exploit the so-called “gender gap” on behalf of Mrs. Clinton. It was in this context that the “campus rape epidemic” was invented, with President Obama announcing a White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault in January 2014, and publicizing the phony claim that 1-in-5 female college students were rape victims. This was cynical partisan politics, and anyone who took it seriously was in danger of losing touch with reality.

French Court Orders Mental Evaluation For Marine Le Pen
If you are anywhere near a Democrat and you see trails of drool, well, move away quickly. A French court has ordered former presidential candidate, Marine Le Pen to undergo psychiatric testing because of tweets. Yup, a Democrat dream come true.

Venezuela murder toll worse than some war zones
Amnesty International hit out on Thursday at the repression by Nicolas Maduro’s government in Venezuela, saying that more people were murdered in the South American country than in some war zones.

Guide leaders who opposed group’s new transgender policy are expelled and have their units closed down
Girlguiding new policy states that the guides must welcome transgender girls

 

Opinion

 

Why We Couldn’t Create Our Constitution Today< Americans should be thankful not only for the rare genius that assembled in Philadelphia in 1787 to draft the Constitution, but for the unique circumstances under which they met.

We May Not See the Tsunami Until It Is Upon Us
In two recent posts I discussed forecasts for the November midterms, including predictions about the potential for a Blue Wave and the odds of Republicans maintaining control of the Senate. But those polling numbers, interesting as they are, may not capture an aspect of the forthcoming blue wave. That aspect was touched on recently by both Sen. Ben Sasse on the latest episode of The Remnant and Harry Enten writing at CNN: Turnout sometimes just overwhelms the polling.

Why the Decline of the Humanities?
Enrollments in college humanities programs have been falling for years – why?

What Does “Credible” Mean in 2018?
Ever since Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser told her tale to the Washington Post, I’ve repeatedly seen the word “credible” used to describe her accusation.

Why James Woods Was Suspended from Twitter
Due to his sharp wit, blacklisted former actor James Woods is among the most popular countermoonbats on Twitter, with over 1,723,000 followers. That’s why Twitter has suspended him.

Remember history, don’t erase it
Confederate memorials and statues all across the South are being torn down or moved out of sight.

Groups should not be forced to reveal donors
The uberliberal 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, whose jurisdiction includes Nevada, recently struck another blow against free speech, saying the state of California may force non-profits to reveal their donors.

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