Old Letters to the editor

Old Letters to the editor
Letters from before 2008.

By News on the Net - Sunday, July 17, 2016 - Full Story

Disappointing the monstrous regime of Iran

Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif was interviewed on CBS’s Face the Nation last Sunday. He said that by decertifying the Iran nuclear deal, President Trump has guaranteed that the world will no longer “trust any U.S. administration to engage in any long-term negotiation…” He added that “there’s not much courtesy left in the way the United States treats the rest of the world.”

Oh boo hoo!

By BombThrowers -- Eli David- Friday, October 20, 2017 - Full Story

In emotional presser, Chief of Staff John Kelly destroys the claim Trump disrespected a dead soldier

As soon as I saw this splashing across social media, I knew the real story couldn’t be what was being claimed. As the story went, President Trump called up the parents of a fallen soldier and insulted both them and him, basically saying, hey, he knew the risks, that’s the breaks.

And this came from a Democrat congresswoman who was on the call and heard what was said. Once she ran to the media with this story, they ran with it as if her account was unassailable. The president fired back that the whole thing was fabricated, of course, but once an anti-Trump notion is established in the public, those so inclined simply assume the version that makes Trump look worst is true and take no interest in any further information.

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, October 20, 2017 - Full Story

GOP Congress fails us in ways you can’t even imagine

As if we didn’t have enough problems! National security expert J. Michael Waller has pointed out how the GOP helps promote the international Left’s agenda in Congress either through ignorance or malevolence. I am not sure which it is or even which is worse. The result is the same. The Left moves its agenda forward and those we voted for—to stop the Left—play right along, while we hapless victims stare impotently from the sidelines.

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) and ranking member Eliot Engel (D-NY), sent a joint letter dated October 16, to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson regarding Guatemala. In it they urge the administration to enforce the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, (P.L. 114-328, title XII, subtitle F), which allows the administration to enforce visa bans and other restrictions on influential Guatemalans known to be committing or facilitating acts of corruption. The letter also asks the administration to withhold FY 2017 assistance to the Guatemalan government until improvements are made.

By James Simpson - Friday, October 20, 2017 - Full Story

George W. Bush Drops His Mask on Russian Election Collusion and Globalism

Former President George W. Bush—whose lips remained forever sealed during the eight long years that Barack Hussein Obama was uninterruptedly fundamentally transforming America—threw his weight on the no-evidence conspiracy that the Russians stole the election from Hillary Clinton, today.

“In remarks at a forum in New York held by the organization that runs his presidential library, Bush said the Russian cyberattacks amounted to a “sustained attempt by a hostile power to feed and exploit our country’s divisions.” (NBC News, Oct. 19, 2017)

By Judi McLeod - Friday, October 20, 2017 - Full Story

Rep. Frederica Wilson laughs that controversy over Gold Star widow has made her ‘a rock star’

A Florida woman is grieving the loss of her husband Army Sgt. La David Johnson. She’s thinking about the orphaned children her husband left behind, probably wondering how she will parent a six-year-old, a toddler, and an unborn child who will never know her father.

But down in Florida, Democratic Rep. Frederica Wilson is enjoying her newfound fame after she politicized the president’s call to the widow. According to a local news report, Wilson is even laughing.—More…

By News on the Net -- Washington Examiner- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Pampered players endanger their paychecks by offending fans

CHICAGO—It is axiomatic that National Football League players should stand respectfully as the national anthem is played before their games.  I say this not as a political or moral judgment on their actions but as a simple, scientific observation about their self-interest.

If the players continue their protests, it will not be long before they find themselves plying other trades at severely reduced wages.

By S. T. Karnick - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Obama Judge Tells Trump Administration to Abort Illegal Mother’s Baby

WASHINGTON, D.C. - An Obama-nominated federal judge ordered the U.S. government to pay for an undocumented illegal immigrant teenager’s abortion at taxpayer expense in Texas. U.S. District Judge Tanya Chutkan ordered the government to transport the teenager to have the abortion - or allow her guardian to transport her - “promptly and without delay.”

The Justice Department has appealed the case, asking the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to suspend Judge Chutkan’s ruling regarding the 17-year-old, who crossed the border from Mexico.

By Liberty Counsel - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

FBI busts sex trafficking ring selling 3-month-old, 5-year-old sister for $600

The FBI announced 84 underage victims and 120 traffickers were arrested from Oct. 12-15 as part of the annual human trafficking sting Operation Cross County XI.

The average age of the victims was 15 years old and the youngest was a three-month-old infant. —More….

By Fox News - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

BlackBerrys, a boat and a $40 clock: Here’s what people are stealing from the government

Forty-four BlackBerrys, 70 computers and one $40 clock were among the items stolen from the federal government last year.

In total, Ottawa lost $6.8 million in property due to theft and other offences in the 2016-17 fiscal year, according to public accounts released this month, and another $24 million in accidental losses and damage to public property.—More…

By News on the Net -- National Post- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Gorka: ‘Massive’ Defeats for Islamic State in ‘Scant Eight Months of Trump Adminis

Dr. Sebastian Gorka, chief strategist for the MAGA Coalition and former deputy assistant to President Trump, joined SiriusXM host Alex Marlow on Thursday’s Breitbart News Daily to talk about the latest political news, media bias, the defeat of the Islamic State in Raqqa, and the Kurdish situation in Iraq.

Gorka argued that the “political revolution” of President Trump’s election is still in progress, albeit in a disorganized fashion.—More…

By Breitbart News - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

LIVE Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders White House Briefing

By News on the Net - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Ex-Trump aides use FBI, ethics, court complaints to counter Russia collusion allegations

Former campaign aides to President Trump have begun to fight back against what they consider libelous allegations in the Russia election saga.

Instead of expensive legal actions, they are representing themselves in what might be considered unconventional actions through court, ethics and FBI complaints. The aim is to clear their names of any involvement in Russian election interference, as alleged by online bloggers, the press and Democrats.—More….

By News on the Net -- Washington Times- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

ICE Director: Suspected Wine Country Arsonist Is Illegal Alien Mexican National

Homan also confirmed that ICE has issued detainer requests for Jesus Fabian Gonzalez five times now in the past year alone, including the one issued on October 16 in relation to his most recent arrest on suspicion of arson. All of the arrests were made “by Sonoma County on various felony and misdemeanor charges,” according to Homan.

Sonoma County is considered a sanctuary jurisdiction and does not fully cooperate with federal immigration officials. That includes not honoring ICE detainer requests. “ICE was never notified of Mr. Gonzalez’ various releases,” Homan wrote in the statement regarding Gonzalez.—More…

By Breitbart News - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Cambridge University students given trigger warnings for Shakespeare plays

Flora Spencer-Longhurst as Lavinia, William Houston as Titus Andronicus and Dyfan Dwyfor as Lucius Tony Larkin/Rex Features
Academics have criticised “trigger warnings” after Cambridge University students were warned about “potentially distressing topics” in plays by Shakespeare.

English literature undergraduates were apparently cautioned that a lecture focusing on Titus Andronicus and The Comedy of Errors would include “discussions of sexual violence” and “sexual assault”.—More…

By News on the Net -- Independent- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Spain Sets Stage to Take Control of Catalonia in Independence Fight

BARCELONA, Spain — The standoff over Catalonia intensified significantly on Thursday as the Spanish government said it would take emergency measures to halt a secessionist drive after the leader of the restive region said that separatist lawmakers might declare independence.

The announcement from Madrid came almost immediately after the Catalan leader, Carles Puigdemont, warned that regional lawmakers were prepared to press ahead with independence if the national government employed emergency powers.— More…

By News on the Net -- NY Times- Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Laura Dern Reveals Being Sexually Assaulted in Hollywood at Age 14

Veteran actress Laura Dern revealed Wednesday that she was sexually assaulted when she was 14-years-old.

Dern, now 50, appeared on The Ellen Show and explained that hearing other actresses at the Elle Women in Hollywood event speak out about abuse they’ve experienced helped her come to grips with a past she said she had “justified.”—More….

By Breitbart News - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

City of Stockton to Consider America’s First Basic Income Grant

The city of Stockton, California, is planning to offer a basic income grant of $500 per month to poor residents, making it the first U.S. city to provide a guaranteed income.

Mayor Michael Tubbs announced the program on Wednesday, according to Capital Public Radio. “This is not a handout, it’s a hand up,” he reportedly said. The program is to be privately funded by the Economic Security Project, which Capital Public Radio describes as “a network of researchers, elected leaders, and organizers” and which is run by Facebook co-founder and Barack Obama campaign veteran Chris Hughes.—More…

By Breitbart News - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

Chelsea Handler ends that show you weren’t watching so she can ‘focus on activism’

If you’ve heard anything about Chelsea Handler over the course of the last two years, it was probably because the vulgar, unfunny, comedian was lashing out about politics.  She hates Trump, despises Republicans, and loves posting vulgar pseudo-jokes about the people she hates.

Here’s a sample of her super-funny “comedy.”

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story

VIDEO: Mr. Peterman goes off on Hollywood liberals for thinking they set the moral standard

The good news is that Mr. Peterman and Tim Whatley can go out for coffee and complain about Jerry, George and Elaine without yelling at each other. The even better news is that someone is finally pointing out that Hollywood is hardly in a position to be lecturing the rest of us about right and wrong at the moment:

Granted, Fox News is a bit of a safe space for statements like this, but I think it’s also true the rare Hollywood conservative is probably feeling a bit more brave about speaking up in the aftermath of the Weinstein revelations - especially given the likelihood that we’ve just seen the tip of the iceberg on that score.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, October 19, 2017 - Full Story