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

Google and Facebook will be fined unless they remove terrorist propaganda within two hours

Google and Facebook face punishing fines unless they remove terrorist propaganda within a two-hour limit.

Theresa May will use a summit in New York tonight to warn the technology giants and their rivals that her patience is running out over their failure to clamp down on jihadi groups.—More….

By News on the Net - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

At the UN, Trump Ends the Era of Leading From Behind

Nile Gardiner, a leading authority on transatlantic relations, is director of The Heritage Foundation’s Margaret Thatcher Center for Freedom. Read his research.
Speaking at the United Nations on Tuesday, President Donald Trump delivered one of the most powerful speeches of his presidency thus far.

The speech was an emphatic rejection of President Barack Obama’s “leading from behind” mantra, giving an assertive defense of American leadership on the world stage. The president also delivered strong condemnations of an array of dictatorial regimes, including North Korea, Iran, Venezuela, and Cuba.—More…

By Heritage Foundation - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Tax Reform ‘Big Deal’ to Mom Who Wants to Keep Cattle Ranch in Family

Chad and Julie Ellingson with children, from left, Stetson, Sierra, Medora, Jameson, and Sheridan. (Photo: Courtesy of Julie Ellingson)

What lawmakers do in Washington to overhaul the tax code is a “big deal” for a fourth-generation cattle rancher in North Dakota, she says.

“Tax reform is a big deal for families like mine and others across North Dakota and across the United States,” Julie Ellingson told The Daily Signal in a phone interview.

“Farmers and ranchers are small business people, and so the importance of being able to pass on a family business to the next generation is intrinsic to our businesses [and] our goals,” said Ellingson, 43, who co-owns Ellingson Angus, with her husband Chad.

Founded in 1995 near the town of St. Anthony in the south central part of North Dakota, Ellingson Angus breeds bulls, heifers, and cows to sell to other ranchers.—More…

By Heritage Foundation - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

False “friends of the people”

Watching the Democrat Party and their fellow traveler liberals, socialists, and progressives fight each other for seats aboard the latest PC bandwagon, I am reminded of a young Foreign Service Officer named George Kennan, who was posted to Moscow in the immediate post-WWII years. Receiving a request from his Foggy Bottom superiors for a short explanation as to what in the heck the Soviet Union was doing and why it was behaving in such a hostile manner, he rapidly crafted a classified cable in response, but upon further reflection began flushing it out in greater detail. His highly-classified missive came to be known in government circles as “The Long Telegram.” It shaped America’s foreign policy for four decades.

Kennan unknowingly knocked it out of the park, on where the Democrat Party was headed, even way back then; and just how far they would go to achieve their goals. In his now declassified reply to his State Department superiors via the then War Department, you can find the following insight: “Among negative elements of bourgeois-capitalist society, most dangerous of all are those whom Lenin called false friends of the people, namely moderate-socialist or social-democratic leaders. These are more dangerous than out-and-out reactionaries, for latter at least march under their true colors, whereas moderate left-wing leaders confuse people by employing devices of socialism to serve interests of reactionary capital.”

Very astute young man, that Kennan lad.

By Guest Column -- K.J. Dolney- Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Did Obama Spy on America to Protect Islamists?

After months of denials, the pretext for Susan Rice’s eavesdropping on Trump officials has finally been made public. It had been widely known that Obama’s former National Security Adviser had contrived to unmask the names of top Trump officials who had been spied on by the administration. And the same media that still treats Watergate as the Great American Scandal had claimed that there was nothing “improper” in an Obama loyalist eavesdropping on members of the opposition party.

Every time Obama Inc. was caught eavesdropping on opposition politicians, it presented its spin in a carefully packaged “scoop” to a major media outlet. This time was no different.

By Daniel Greenfield - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

Mainstream political polls commit fraud

The credibility of mainstream political polls took a serious hit following the 2016 election. Most predicted an easy victory for Hillary Clinton. The entire political class believed she was a shoo-in, and that the election would be a mere formality. But the polls and the pundits were wrong, glaringly so.

It appears they are wrong again, because they persist in making the same mistakes they have been making for years.

Most pollsters and pundits report that President Trump’s approval ratings are in the tank — consistently in the mid- to upper-30 percent range. His disapproval rates average a whopping 57 percent, according to the polls cited below.

The following table reveals why.


Hmmmmmm . . . could the GOP kill ObamaCare simply by disavowing one thing?

I bet no Congress has ever done this before: Intentionally change a law specifically for the purpose of making it unconstitutional. A legislative poison pill of sorts. Yet has there ever been a law that needed it as badly as this one does? ObamaCare is unconstitutional on its face, yet Chief Justice Roberts saved it in 2012 with a rather novel interpretation that said the individual mandate isn’t really what it clearly is.

Why not clarify via new legislation that the law is every bit as unconstitutional as Roberts should have found it to be in the first place? James Blumstein, director of Vanderbilt University’s Health Policy Center, thinks it just might work:

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - Full Story

BLACK LIVES MATTER OCCUPIES ST. LOUIS

St. Louis was rocked Monday by a third consecutive night of riots organized and carried out by Black Lives Matter after a white cop was acquitted Friday of first-degree murder in the death of a notorious black criminal.

At time of writing, ABC News was reporting that “more than 160 people have now been now arrested, as police have been aggressively arresting more people to curb property destruction and police assaults.


Obama’s UN Global Expansion of Community Organizing

It should surprise no one that former President Barack Obama will host an upcoming gathering of civic leaders from around the world on the 31st of October, the day the United Nations celebrates ‘World Cities Day’.

Obama and the UN are on the same obsessive mission to take over the world country by country by first globalizing the West, city by city.

By Judi McLeod - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Full Story

First time in years, a U.S. President manages to address the UN—without trashing the United States

I won’t bother listing examples, because there are so many that it would take all day.  Suffice it to say that, if you spent any part of the last 8 years watching President Obama address the United Nations, you saw a U.S. President belittle his own county.  Obama’s speeches were, almost without exception, apologetic affairs designed to acknowledge the left-wing “truth” that America is the source of all the world’s ills.

If you were among those who were utterly disgusted with it, take heart. Those days are over. President Donald Trump’s address this morning stands in diametric opposition to all of it.

By Robert Laurie - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Full Story

Legacy media going bananas over Trump threat to ‘totally destroy’ North Korea if they nuke us

Rob’s already posted the entire speech so you can see that it wasn’t “menacing” at all, but like I said, that’s the Washington Post. What do you expect from them?

ABC liberal Terry Moran is so beside himself that he’s ready to re-open the Nuremberg trials with Trump on the stand:

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Full Story

UN audience audibly shocked when Trump calls socialism a ‘discredited ideology’

This morning, I posted a video of the United Nations speech given today by President Trump.  If you haven’t watched the whole thing, I highly recommend doing so HERE.  However, if you haven’t got time to watch all 45 minutes right now, allow me to draw your attention to one quick snippet. Not only does it contain one of Trump’s (so far) best lines, it’s also illustrative of the inarguable fact that the UN is a big, stinking, pile of hot garbage.

The segment centers around Venezuela, and President Trump’s absolutely correct assessment of socialism:

By Robert Laurie - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Full Story

Democracy dies in darkness and hangs in the balance

The comical publication the Onion ran a special volume, Homeland Insecurity, with the headline, “Run for Your Lives.” I thought of that in the wake of the decision by hard-liners Steve Bannon and Sebastian Gorka to voluntarily leave the White House rather than continue to fight for rational pro-American policies in the Trump Administration against what has been called the Deep State.

In their cases, Trump didn’t have to say “you’re fired.” They quit.

Sadly, Trump, the elected president, may be the next to go.

By Cliff Kincaid - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Full Story

Israeli Mayors Encourage US to Stop Funding Terrorism

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A letter on behalf of 24 Israeli mayors representing 450,000 residents of Judea and Samaria was sent to U.S. Senator Tom Cotton to encourage U.S. Senators to pass the Taylor Force Act. This bill, which will defund the Palestinian Authority (PA) until its ceases payments and benefits that reward terrorists and their families for terroristic acts against Israel and the United States. Having passed the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, the bill now awaits a vote by the full Senate.

The letter from the Israeli mayors states: “If we truly want to give peace and coexistence a chance to blossom, then removing the poisonous message the underlies the need for the Taylor Force Act is a critical first step. The PA should receive the very clear message that the U.S. government will no longer look the other way when terrorists are publicly glorified. By exposing these blatant efforts to influence the next generation of Palestinians away from genuine peace efforts, your amendment actually gives peace a chance to take root.”

By Liberty Counsel - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Full Story

Israel and the American Jewish crisis

As the New Year 5778 begins, 88% of Israeli Jews say that they are happy and satisfied with their lives. This makes sense. Israel’s relative security, its prosperity, freedom and spiritual blossoming make Israeli Jews the most successful Jewish community in 3,500 years of Jewish history.

The same cannot be said for the Jews of the Diaspora. In Western Europe, Jewish communities that just a generation ago were considered safe and prosperous are now besieged. Synagogues and Jewish schools look like army barracks. And the severe security cordons Jews need to pass through to pray and study are entirely justified. For where they are absent, as they were at the Hyper Cacher Jewish supermarket in Paris in 2015, assailants strike.

By Caroline Glick - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Full Story

Hurricane Heroes

On Friday September 8, 2017 Governor Rick Scott issued a mandatory evacuation order for all residents of the barrier islands on the west coast of Florida where my husband and I live. We anxiously monitored the trajectory of Hurricane Irma and watched with horror as the colossal storm gathered strength and unexpectedly veered west. On Saturday morning we left everything behind and drove north toward safety. 

The drive north on I-75 was a most extraordinary experience. The northbound lanes inched forward packed bumper-to-bumper with evacuees in passenger cars seeking safety away from the storm. In stark contrast the southbound lanes had convoys of trucks - power companies, EMS vehicles, tree companies, huge semis filled with supplies - all driving toward the deadly hurricane. It was a stunning polarity.

By Linda Goudsmit - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Full Story

Trump-bashing Emmy Awards pull worst ratings ever

The Dodgers were on. I like the Dodgers. I don’t much care one way or the other about the Atlanta Falcons (sorry, boss), but I love to see the Pukers getting their heads handed to them, and that’s what the Falcons were doing.

So even if you’ve got two TVs on the same wall, it’s hard to think of a reason you’d want to take up space on one of them to watch a bunch of self-admiring actors giving themselves made-up awards. Add to this the fact that almost everyone who gets up on stage starts bashing Donald Trump, and you have to think people will be tuning out left and right.

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Full Story

7.1 magnitude earthquake kills at least 44 in Mexico, collapses buildings; reports of people trapped

A 7.1 magnitude earthquake struck near Mexico City Tuesday afternoon, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said, killing at least 44 people and leaving multiple people reportedly trapped in collapsed buildings.

Mexico State Gov. Alfredo del Mazo said the quake has killed at least two people in his state, which borders Mexico City. Del Mazo said a quarry worker was killed from a rock slide due to the quake, and another died when after being hit by a falling lamppost.—More…

By News on the Net -- FoxNews- Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Full Story

Fashion Notes: Melania Trump Stuns at U.N. In Off-The-Runway Calvin Klein Suit

First Lady Melania Trump stunned at the United Nations conference in New York City Monday in her choice of off-the-runway American fashion.
Melania, who arrived with President Trump as he addressed world leaders, chose an all-American look to represented the United States at the conference, opting for a Calvin Klein suit from the Fall 2017 collection.

The grey suit, which features subtle black detailing, was paired with a black blouse and black stilettos, as Melania kept the ensemble simple and business-oriented.—More…


 

By Breitbart News - Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - Full Story