February, 2016

Green Energy Actually Increases U.S. Dependence on Imports

One of the common reasons people claim to support wind and solar technologies is to reduce dependence on foreign sources of energy. For example, green energy supporter Jay Faison told the Wall Street Journal “If we expand our clean energy technologies, we’ll create more jobs, reduce our dependence on foreign sources of energy…”(i] The problem is that green energy actually increases reliance on imports instead of reducing imports.

By Institute for Energy Research - Monday, February 29, 2016 - Full Story

“It’s on us” unless rape is conducted by Islamic Terrorists

Dressed to kill in one of his his best penguin suits,  Vice President Joe Biden turned up at the Academy Awards last night, on a pre-arranged mission to introduce Lady Gaga.  Like proven publicity hound Lady G needed introducing.

Though he touted Obama’s “It’s on us” campus rape slogan down to a fault, it won’t save anyone from becoming a victim of sexual assault.  But it sounded nice to all those who have nothing more uplifting in their sterile lives to do than watching the Academy Awards on television who asked in a single breath: “Wasn’t it nice of Joe to take a stand for the victims of sexual assault?”

By Judi McLeod - Monday, February 29, 2016 - Full Story

NYPost: Trump can win New York

OK, everyone, before we get started you should enjoy a massive grain of salt.

About six weeks ago we began hearing rumors that Trump was doing surprisingly well in states that had, at least since 1992, proven extremely difficult for the GOP to crack. Among them were Michigan, Pennsylvania, and ...New York. No one was arguing that a Trump win in these states would be likely, but the usual political thinking suggests that, if he can keep things close in such hostile territory, true swing states and red states should be a lock.

By Robert Laurie - Monday, February 29, 2016 - Full Story

Obama’s climate change legacy to be determined by next president

After months of debate and public comments, President Obama’s controversial Clean Power Plan (CPP) was issued in August 2015 and published in the Federal Register on October 23, 2015. But that is hardly the end of the story. Instead the saga is just beginning—with the ending to be written sometime in 2017 and the outcome highly dependent on who resides in the White House.

By Marita Noon - Monday, February 29, 2016 - Full Story

Whatever his faults, Trump is superior to Hillary in every way

I completely understand why some conservatives are horrified at the prospect of Donald Trump being the Republican nominee for president. I understand their discomfort with his bluster, with his lack of any history supporting conservative ideas, with his many contributions to Democrat candidates, with some elements of his track record in business. Some of it bothers me too, although I do think a lot of the handwringing is over things that don’t really matter that much.

But look, sure, nominating a guy like Donald Trump is in all kinds of ways contrary to what conservative movement types have advocated for decades. I wanted a conservative governor with a really solid record of governing achievements using conservative policy ideas, which is why I was so all over Scott Walker in the early going - and why I think to this day that it was a mistake not to give Rick Perry more serious consideration.

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, February 29, 2016 - Full Story

U.S. Lawmakers Expand Probe Of Hiatus-Denying NOAA Study

Republicans in the US House of Representatives are expanding their request for documents related to a major climate study by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). In a 22 February letter to NOAA, Congressman Lamar Smith, the Texas Republican who leads the House science committee, expressed disappoint with the “slow pace and limited scope” of NOAA’s response to his initial request.

By Guest Column Dr. Benny Peiser- Monday, February 29, 2016 - Full Story

Obey the Constitution we have

There was an article recently, at Lew Rockwell, I think, discussing Antonin Scalia’s thoughts on a “Con Con.”  He was opposed for much the same reason so many others in the Liberty Movement are opposed.  There is no controlling where a con-con could go.

By Guest Column Dean F.- Monday, February 29, 2016 - Full Story

Romney’s Trump attacks are part of Rubio’s ‘brokered convention’ preparations

Update: This was supposed to run Friday but, for some reason, never managed to get scheduled. Since then, we’ve heard conspiracy theories that the GOP establishment is actually eyeing Romney as the beneficiary of a convention floor battle. The elites would probably love that, but I don’t buy it. Even the RNC is smart enough to know that running Romney - again - will result in yet another loss. If a brokered convention is in the offing, Romney will help set the stage but Rubio is still the best bet to get the nod.

For a moment, let’s set aside the question of whether Trump can win the general or not.

By Robert Laurie - Monday, February 29, 2016 - Full Story

MSNBC dumps ‘worthless’ Melissa Harris-Perry after she melts down and boycotts her own show

I’m not really sure what MSNBC was expecting. When you give a crazy person a TV show, you have to expect them to do crazy things. It’s just that simple. Hand unfettered airtime to a person like Melissa Harris-Perry, and you should assume she’ll end up using it to model her tampon earrings.

More importantly, if you let a person like Harris-Perry rant for a few years, she’s going to end up with an ego the size of Manhattan Island. Since 2012, she was allowed to rant, rave, and flip out over all sort of imaginary racism, and the network said little or nothing.  So it shouldn’t really come as a surprise she finally decided that - in a world where everything was racist - her own network was racist too.

By Robert Laurie - Monday, February 29, 2016 - Full Story

The Media’s Support for Hillary, and Buyer’s Remorse for Trump

The liberal media are doing their best to feed the street fight that the GOP primaries have become, pushing for greater, and fiercer, attacks on Republican front-runner Donald Trump. At the same time the media are doing their best to protect Hillary Clinton in many different ways: by minimizing her legal and ethical troubles, avoiding discussions of her foreign policy record, and deliberately ignoring the close ties between the media and the Clintons. After her resounding primary victory in South Carolina, the relief is palpable that Mrs. Clinton appears well on her way to wrapping up the nomination in the next few weeks, avoiding a protracted battle. We’ll see.

But in the meantime, the mainstream media are clearly trying to help her. For example, Maria Cardona appeared on air 50 times between August 2015 and February 2016. Yet, according to Lee Fang of the left-wing website Intercept, 40 of those appearances “presented her as a neutral Democratic strategist or CNN contributor.”

By Roger Aronoff - Monday, February 29, 2016 - Full Story

Why Hillary’s free community college plan would be terrible for students, staff . . . everyone

Hillary was at it again last week, promising to make community college free, and adding the very weird promise of “debt-free tuition” for four-year universities.

I’m not really sure what the latter is supposed to mean. Debt-free means you don’t owe anyone any money. Does that mean she would ban student loans to pay for tuition? Or does it mean every student loan would be automatically forgiven as soon as it’s time to pay it off? Because if that’s the case, there’s only one party that’s going to be willing to make the loans – which will be gifts and not loans at all.

By Herman Cain - Monday, February 29, 2016 - Full Story

Mainstream media: If you’re not a socialist, you must be a lunatic

It is not Donald Trump, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio   supporters making the 2016 U.S. Presidential race look like a world suddenly gone crazy, but the low-information, miss-every-boat, Marxist boosting mainstream media.

On this side of the pond, we have New York Times columnist Ross Douthat, tweeting out as a “supposed joke” that the best way to stop Donald Trump was to assassinate him: “Good news, I’ve figured out how the Trump campaign ends, he wrote, including a link to a scene from the 1983 movie, ‘The Dead Zone’, which featured an attempted assassination attempt on a deranged political candidate who had visions of running for president.” (Jeff Crouere, Canada Free Press, Feb. 27, 2016)

By Judi McLeod - Monday, February 29, 2016 - Full Story

States debate Article V convention

Article V of the U.S. Constitution states (my italics): “The Congress, whenever two thirds of both Houses shall deem it necessary, shall propose Amendments to this Constitution, or, on the Application of the Legislatures of two thirds of the several States, shall call a Convention for proposing Amendments, which, in either Case, shall be valid to all Intents and Purposes, as Part of this Constitution, when ratified by the Legislatures of three fourths of the several States or by Conventions in three fourths thereof, as the one or the other Mode of Ratification may be proposed by the Congress…”

In his book The Liberty Amendments, Mark Levin gives a very in-depth look at the need for Article V Conventions, proposing amendments to:

  1. establish term limits for members of Congress,
  2. restore the senate (repealing the 17th amendment),
  3. establish term limits for Supreme Court justices,
  4. establish super-majority legislative override,
  5. limit federal spending,
  6. limit federal taxing,
  7. limit the federal bureaucracy,
  8. promote free enterprise,
  9. protect private property,
  10. grant the states authority to directly amend the constitution,
  11. grant the states authority to check congress,
  12. protect the vote.
By Rolf Yungclas - Monday, February 29, 2016 - Full Story

Dems: If it ain’t broke, break it

As former Speaker Newt Gingrich said recently during a Fox News Channel interview, “Democrats lie better than Republicans tell the truth.”

He’s right.

Democrats lied about ObamaCare. They lied about Benghazi. They are lying about the state of the economy using bogus calculations. They have lied about the so-called Iran deal, in which the USA got a lot of empty promises, while Iran can now boost its economy by doing business with the rest of the world.

By Herman Cain - Monday, February 29, 2016 - Full Story

How does my Diet compare with The Mayo Clinic’s?

“What diet do you follow?” is a question I’m often asked when writing about cardiovascular disease. So I was interested to read a report from The Mayo Clinic recommending ways to have a heart-healthy diet. How did mine stack up?

By Dr. Gifford Jones - Monday, February 29, 2016 - Full Story

You Blew It, Kasich, Move Aside

Much will be written about the utter thrashing GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump took at the hands of the far-more prepared, knowledgeable, qualified and otherwise principled Sens. Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio during Thursday night’s Republican presidential debate on CNN. I will, therefore, focus, instead, on another Republican candidate who’s absolutely got to go: Ohio Gov. John Kasich.

By Matt Barber - Sunday, February 28, 2016 - Full Story

What happened to free speech?

Former Spanish Prime Minister José María Aznar wrote in 2010: “The West is going through a period of confusion over the shape of the world’s future. To a great extent, this confusion is caused by a kind of masochistic self-doubt over our own identity; by the rule of political correctness; by a multiculturalism that forces us to our knees before others.”

We talk so much about free speech. We expect it. We demand it. But do we ever ask how we came to receive it? Or what it means? Why do we in the West have free speech when it is not available to the vast majority of people on this planet?

By Diane Weber Bederman - Sunday, February 28, 2016 - Full Story

Dear Evangelical Trumpsters

My 87-year-old black dad has been a Christian pastor for over 50 years. I phoned, “Dad, what do I say to Christians who support Trump rather than Ted Cruz?” Dad replied, “Trump says he is a Christian.”

By Lloyd Marcus - Sunday, February 28, 2016 - Full Story