Bannon and the anti-Israel establishment

Bannon and the anti-Israel establishment
Speaking at the Zionist Organization of America’s annual dinner, Steven Bannon, US President Donald Trump’s former chief strategist and current CEO of the Breitbart news website, said the US political establishment has “lowered the bar on what [pro-Israel] is supposed to be.”

Bannon invited the pro-Israel activists to join what he referred to as the “insurgency movement against the Republican establishment and against the permanent political class in Washington, DC.”

Bannon argued that it is because of the Republican establishment that then president Barack Obama was able to implement the nuclear deal with Iran.

By Caroline Glick - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Back to Bolted-Down Industries

Once upon a time Australia was attractive to processing, refining and manufacturing industries using our abundant mineral and food resources, our reliable low-cost coal-fired electricity and a workforce trained in technical skills.

No longer.

Australia used to have 11 oil refineries, spread around the country. There are just 4 left, all over fifty years old, and all in danger of closing down. Green barriers to oil exploration have forced most of them to rely on costly imported crude oil.

By Viv Forbes - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

The Obama Uranium-1 Story even FOX News Won’t Speak About!

The Obama Uranium-1 Story even FOX News Won't Speak About!
Midday on November 14th, FOX News talking head Shepard Smith, whom we might charitably label as a liberal non-heterosexual who may not like Donald Trump, meaning his politics have everything to do with his sexual preferences and whom he would vote for, and very little to do with reality, gave the nation a much-needed reality check.

Hillary Clinton is innocent of all charges. As Shepard opened his mouth, we saw former FBI Director James Comey’s eyes peeking out.

By Andrew G. Benjamin - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

54 percent oppose GOP tax bill because they think cutting corporate taxes is bad for them

54 percent oppose GOP tax bill because they think cutting corporate taxes is bad for them
I’m really not surprised at this poll outcome given the tenor of our times. Democrats and the media have been pounding away for decades with the idea that if it’s good for rich people and corporations, it’s bad for you. And very few Republicans have offered effective rejoinders to this idea since Ronald Reagan left the stage.

The frustrating thing is that Republicans have done so little to make the case in the run-up to the current bill being voted on, which means they’re essentially shoving a much-improved tax code (although not nearly as improved as it could have been) down the throats of an unenthusiastic nation that doesn’t really see why it’s necessary. You can blame people for their economic ignorance, and I do, but really, where have the voices been for the past three decades or so making the case for these policies? Jack Kemp? OK. The Club for Growth, kinda sorta. Herman Cain? You had your chance, people . . .

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

FCC Plans December Vote to Kill Net Neutrality Rules

The U.S. Federal Communications Commission next month is planning a vote to kill Obama-era rules demanding fair treatment of web traffic and may decide to vacate the regulations altogether, according to people familiar with the plans.

The move would reignite a years-long debate that has seen Republicans and broadband providers seeking to eliminate the rules, while Democrats and technology companies support them. The regulations passed in 2015 bar broadband providers such as AT&T Inc. and Comcast Corp. from interfering with web traffic sent by Google, Facebook Inc. and others.—More….

By News on the Net -- Bloomberg- Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Having Ousted the Kurds, Iran-Allied Shiite Militias Are Reportedly Fighting Each Other

Factions of the Iran-backed, largely Shiite militia coalition known as the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) began fighting each other on Tuesday in Iraqi territory they wrested out of the hands of the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), according to a Kurdish news outlet.

Bas News reported on Wednesday that officials in Kirkuk confirmed the “armed tensions” between Turkmen PMF members and the Shiite Arab Asaib Ahl al-Haq (League of the Righteous) militia. The skirmishes reportedly occurred in the Tuz Khurmatu district of the city where Turkmen militias reportedly eradicated the presence of Kurdish civilians and “looted and destroyed hundreds of properties.”—More…

By Breitbart News - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

HOW CHINA WILL REACT IF THERE’S A WAR BETWEEN THE US AND NORTH KOREA

HOW CHINA WILL REACT IF THERE'S A WAR BETWEEN THE US AND NORTH KOREA
In President Donald Trump’s speech to South Korea’s National Assembly on Wednesday 11/08/2017, the President warned North Korea not to test the US’s resolve.

Although President Trump’s speech focused largely on the long history of North Korea’s human-rights abuses, he mentioned “a path to a much better future” if the country denuclearized.

By Robert Steven Ingebo - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Why the Destruction of Roy Moore Should Bother Conservatives

One of the things that has me so riled about this destruction of Roy Moore is the way it is being done and the knock-kneed response of Republicans who should know better. This thing reminds me of Chamberlain at Munich in 1938; desperate to avoid any conflict with Hitler the British Prime Minister carved Czechoslovakia up and served it ala mode to der Fuehrer in servitude and abject fear. Saying “Peace in our time” Chamberlain wound up unleashing the largest war in human history - all because he was too cowardly to stop Hitler. The little corporal had the audacity to take what was not rightfully his and Western leaders gave it to him out of fear of the very thing which they themselves unleashed.

By Timothy Birdnow - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

WaPo Replaces ‘Russia-gate’ with ‘Sex-gate’ To Take Out Trump

WaPo Replaces ‘Russia-gate’ with ‘Sex-gate’ To Take Out Trump
Just as Canada Free Press (CFP) predicted only a week ago:  The Washington Post is replacing ‘Russia-gate’ with ‘Sex-gate’ to take out President Donald Trump.

“Trump is the real target of this campaign” (the Roy Moore one), columnist Cliff Kincaid, of America’s Survival Inc.,  wrote on Nov. 12.  “If Russia-gate fails to evict him, a new version of Sex-gate is next. You can count on it.”

Don the pink caps and throw up the man-hating barricades for ‘Welcome to ‘Sex-gate’ 2017’.

By Judi McLeod - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Congressmen exposing their genitals on the House floor—getting to go unnamed

Congressmen exposing their genitals on the House floor

Anthony Weiner is in the slammer for exposing his genitals via Internet photos,  but congressmen who expose their genitals and grab private parts—on the House floor—not only get away with it but get the privilege of going unnamed.

Genital-exposing politicians (GEP, for short) are said to come from both the Democrat and Republican parties, and, incredibly find protection in the system as it stands.

By Judi McLeod - Friday, November 17, 2017 - Full Story

Anchor: Al Franken groped me while I slept - forced his tongue into my mouth - during 2006 USO tour

Anchor: Al Franken groped me while I slept - forced his tongue into my mouth - during 2006 USO tour
Of all the (seemingly innumerable) accusations of assault that have emerged in the wake of the Weinstein scandal, none have come with photographic evidence. That may no longer be the case.  A new accusation, levelled against Senator Al Franken (D-MN) by KABC news anchor Leeann Tweeden, alleges that the Senator forcibly kissed the model-turned-broadcaster and groped her while she slept.  The incident occurred during a 2006 USO tour and - unlike other accusations - there’s a picture.

 

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Full Story

There’s No Such Thing As Good Gossip

There’s No Such Thing As Good Gossip
Recommending a book he had just finished, a friend said, “You will love it. The author rattles skeletons in the closets of some well-known folks. The juicy gossip it contains has made the book a bestseller.”

His comment confirms what we all know: With shameful regularity, gossip attracts even the most virtuous souls, and for those of us nowhere close to being in the most-virtuous-souls category, its appeal reaches intoxicating proportions.

By Jimmy Reed - Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Full Story

LEGAL SYSTEM, GUN LAW FAILURES ALLOWED RANCHO TEHAMA RAMPAGE, SAYS CCRKBA

BELLEVUE, WA – The horrible truth emerging in the aftermath of the Rancho Tehama Reserve rampage is that California’s legal system and restrictive gun control laws failed miserably, allowing killer Kevin Neal to remain loose and commit mass mayhem, the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms said today.

“After Assistant Sheriff Phil Johnston’s acknowledgement that his department knew, or at least suspected, that Neal had firearms in violation of a court order and did not take proactive steps, it is clear that the legal system in Tehama County, if not the entire state, is a train wreck,” said CCRKBA Chairman Alan Gottlieb. “Johnston’s revelation that Neal had four guns illegally, and that he was able to manufacture two rifles at home prove that the state’s Draconian gun control laws are a joke to be laughed at by any criminal or crazy person who wants a gun.”

By CCRKBA - Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Full Story

House passes tax reform 227-205; most New York and New Jersey Republicans vote no

House passes tax reform 227-205; most New York and New Jersey Republicans vote no
The House just passed what it calls the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by a margin of 227-205.

All the yes votes came from Republicans. In addition to all the Democrats, at least 13 Republicans voted no, and most of them came from high-tax states, particularly New York and New Jersey. This contingent was lead by New York Republican Steve King, who didn’t like the idea that the bill limits the deductibility of state and local taxes. That’s a problem in high-tax states, where the deduction has essentially served as a federal subsidy for the big-spending ways of Albany and Trenton politicians.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Full Story

Hillary: Investigating me would be a symptom of a ‘dictatorship, like some authoritarian regime’

Hillary: Investigating me would be a symptom of a 'dictatorship, like some authoritarian regime'
If there’s one thing the Clintons have always been able to count on, it’s that they’re above the law.  The rules that apply to the little people Hillary so despises have never been applied to her own family. Time will tell if that’s really going to change but, now that their political power is on the wane, it at least appears as if their ability to dodge the consequences of their actions has diminished.

The other day, Dan wrote about the New York Times’s previously unimaginable decision to call out Bill’s history of sexual predation.  That alone may not seem like much but, since the Times was once a reliable mouthpiece for the Clintons, it says volumes about their current lack of influence.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Full Story

Baltimore police officer dead, cops hunt killer

A Baltimore homicide detective was pronounced dead Thursday as cops continued a dragnet for his “cold, callous killer.”

The slain officer, identified as homicide Detective Sean Suiter, was an 18-year veteran of the Baltimore police force, Baltimore Police Commissioner Kevin Davis said in a news conference. He was also a former naval officer.—More….

By Fox News - Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Full Story

Roy Moore goes on offense against McConnell, as state party backs bid

Roy Moore is going on offense against the national Republicans who have demanded he drop out of the Alabama Senate race as the state GOP announced Thursday it won’t abandon Moore as their nominee amid accusations of past sexual misconduct.

“Many of you have recognized that this is an effort by Mitch McConnell and his cronies to steal this election from the people of Alabama,” Moore said in Birmingham of the Senate majority leader, who has called for him to leave the race.—More….

By Fox News - Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Full Story

America’s Odyssey: You Can’t Go Home Again

In America’s Odyssey: You Can’t Go Home Again the much requested and long anticipated sequel to America’s Trojan War General Stamper and the Phantom Force face twin challenges as a war in Europe and the actions of an out of control central government threaten to destroy the last best hope for humanity: the United States. With wars raging on two continents and families ripped apart follow the saga of America’s General as he battles to save all we hold dear.

Available now from Amazon

America’s Odyssey: You Can’t Go Home Again

By News on the Net - Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Full Story

Noted climate scientist who sometimes claims to speak for God called global warming skeptics pervese

POPE FRANCIS, CLIMATE
This is the sort of thing that ultimately drove me to Protestantism, which I say with complete affection for my many Catholic friends and family members.

I understand the doctrine that the pope only claims infallibility when he speaks ex cathedra, and he doesn’t claim to be doing so here. But you can’t invest that type of authority in an individual on certain matters, and allow him to be as sloppy as he is here on others:

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, November 16, 2017 - Full Story

Yes, Virginia, immigration is turning the country blue

Yes, Virginia, immigration is turning the country blue
Hey, Republicans! Did you enjoy Election Night last week? Get ready for a lot more nights like that as immigration turns every last corner of the country blue.

When Ed Gillespie lost in Virginia, liberals crowed about how they’re winning the war of ideas. The country has thoroughly, emphatically rejected Trumpism!