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Team Jihad: How sharia-supremacists collaborate with leftists to destroy the United States

(Washington, DC): The unlikely alliance between Islam and the left isn’t on the media’s radar screen, yet the chaos on our streets and campuses is obvious and disturbing. The ever-more frequent jihad attacks, both at home and abroad, even more so. But the swirl of images flitting across our screens can be difficult to understand: protesters are carrying all kinds of signs, hurling abuse at our new president, and at those who would speak in defense of America and its free institutions… Black Lives Matter activists spew hatred for law enforcement, but are funded by wealthy establishment leftists. Muslim terrorists screaming ‘Allahu Akbar’ are murdering innocent, men, women and children—in the name of the ‘religion of peace.’ Too much of it doesn’t seem to make sense. How can the jihadist Muslim Brotherhood, Black Lives Matter movement, and social Marxist anarchist leftists all be part of the same street scene?

By BombThrowers - Saturday, June 24, 2017 - Full Story

Step Up or Step Out

Two more lost elections since Trump became president and Democrats are just scratching their collective heads. South Carolina and Georgia went, again, to the Republicans in what was estimated to be close races…NOT! This, in spite of Hollywood-liberal meddling and constant, overwhelming negative news media coverage (well over 90%) of President Trump and the Republicans.

Resistance and obstruction is not a message. Being concerned about transgender bathrooms is not a message. Attempting to impeach President Trump is not a message. Unproven Trump/Russian collaboration and keeping it alive for political reasons is not a message. Eliminating gender recognition, Islamophobia, giving illegal aliens driver licenses aren’t issues people remotely care about. 

By Ray DiLorenzo - Saturday, June 24, 2017 - Full Story

Senate health care bill shows GOP has learned nothing

The new health care bill released by Senate Republicans has exactly the same major flaw that the original proposed “American Health Care Act” did. As such, it does not fix the problems with the Obamacare exchanges. Rather, their decline will continue apace.

From USA Today:

The Senate plan does not include a House provision that would let states get waivers to allow insurance companies to raise premiums on some Americans with pre-existing medical conditions. Both the House and Senate bill would phase out the expansion of Medicaid eligibility, but the Senate bill does it more slowly.

By BombThrowers -- David Hogberg- Friday, June 23, 2017 - Full Story

Former movie star, Johnny Depp, jokes about assassinating President Trump

Back when Obama was President, Democrats seemed pretty sure the entire country was a racist monstrosity desperate to assassinate the first black President.  They were constantly expressing their grave concerns that - despite the fact that Obama won two overwhelmingly decisive electoral victories - Americans were a bunch of violent backwoods yokels hell bent on revolution.  The lectures were as constant as their faux-panic.  Not even rodeo clowns were spared scrutiny.

By Robert Laurie - Friday, June 23, 2017 - Full Story

SENATE GOP LAUNCHES OBAMACARE “REPEAL” BILL

After a month of secret negotiations, Senate Republicans unveiled their own version of health care reform legislation yesterday that, like the House bill, tinkers around the edges of the Obamacare system but leaves the fundamentals of the failing program in place.

It is yet another sobering reminder that the Washington establishment, including GOP congressional leadership, has never wanted to repeal Obamacare, whose built-in obsolescence was written into the program specifically to bring about the collapse of the health care insurance system and usher in single-payer. Republican leaders want to keep Obamacare around so they can continue running against it. Politicians do, after all, need villains, real or imagined, to get out the vote. Republican lawmakers, despite their rhetoric, chafe at the idea of getting rid of the program because it gives them power over one-sixth of the national economy.

Megyn Kelly: did NBC hire her to destroy FOX?

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.)

NBC lured FOX ice queen Megyn Kelly into their house because…

NBC execs are either dumb as rocks, or it’s part of a plan to send FOX down the drain.

The dumb-as-rocks part: NBC gave Kelly her own Sunday night “news” show; that time slot, up against CBS’ 60 Minutes, is a sure loser. NBC plans to roll out Kelly in their morning line-up, where cheery and happy and bubbly are prerequisites; Kelly works more along the line of a surgeon operating on a patient without anesthetic. NBC apparently plans to put Kelly in an afternoon slot, where Oprah and Ellen made their bones; Kelly connects with the afternoon-women audience the way a leopard connects with bunny rabbits.

By Jon Rappoport - Friday, June 23, 2017 - Full Story

Forbes’ Avik Roy: Senate bill would be ‘greatest policy achievement by a GOP Congress in my lifetime

If you’re a conservative and you want to like the Senate health care bill, but you’re concerned because Ted Cruz and Mike Lee say it doesn’t go far enough, you could do a lot worse than to listen to Avik Roy.

Roy writes about health care policy for Forbes, in a column known as The Apothecary. He doesn’t pretend the bill is perfect, but even so, he is enthusiastic enough to have tweeted the following this morning:

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, June 23, 2017 - Full Story

Norks: Oh, hey, know what? We have no idea why Otto Warmbier died

Actually they do offer something of a theory: It’s Barack Obama’s fault.

Really. We all remember “strategic patience,” right? That was Obama’s slick-sounding name for doing nothing about hostile tyrants and thugs while trying to make it sound like a strategy. Well, you understand, old strategically patient Barack never bothered to ask for Wambier’s release. Otherwise, I’m sure Bowl Cut Jr. would have handed him right over, no questions asked.

That must be it. Torture? Deprivation? Beatings? The glorious shining kingdom of the DPRK would never do anything like that:

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, June 23, 2017 - Full Story

Pelosi on defense: ‘I’m a master legislator’ and ‘worth the trouble’

As they’re forced to acknowledge growing concerns about Nancy Pelosi’s competence, many prominent Democrats have started calling for Nancy Pelosi to resign as House Minority Leader. Apparently, just because the woman presided over the collapse of their party, they think they can just toss her in the political dumpster with folks like Anthony Weiner. Well, they’d better think again.

Nancy Pelosi is a national treasure and - as I said yesterday - we should all do our part to keep her right where she is.

Fortunately, Pelosi seems ready for the fight. She’s “paving the way for a new generation” or something, and she has no intention of letting a bunch of Democrat rabble-rousers kick her to the curb.

Asked if she would be stepping down, she was resolute:

By Robert Laurie - Friday, June 23, 2017 - Full Story

Israel, American Jewry and Trump’s GOP

Earlier this month Norway, Denmark and Switzerland did something surprising.

Norway announced that it was demanding the return of its money from the Palestinian Human Rights and Humanitarian Law Secretariat, for the latter’s funding of a Palestinian women’s group that built a youth center near Nablus named for PLO mass murderer Dalal Mughrabi.

Denmark followed, announcing it was cutting off all funding to the group.

And last week, the Swiss parliament passed a resolution directing the government to amend Swiss law to block funding of NGOs “involved in racist, antisemitic or hate incitement actions.”

By Caroline Glick - Friday, June 23, 2017 - Full Story

Religious Liberties Protected in FL Public Schools

TALLAHASSEE, FL - Governor Rick Scott recently signed SB 436, known as the “Florida Student and School Personnel Religious Liberties Act,” which prohibits public school districts from discrimination against students, parents, or personnel on basis of religious views or expression.

Sponsored by Sen. Dennis Baxley, SB 436 will take effect on July 1, 2017. Baxley said, “Part of what we’re protecting is those basic rights for religious expression - which are protected free speech - and we’re letting people know it doesn’t stop at the property line of the school site. We owe our educators some clarity on this so it can be applied uniformly across the state and in a way that respects all faiths and [people of] no faith.”

By Liberty Counsel - Friday, June 23, 2017 - Full Story

New study: millions of non-citizens may have voted in 2012

Voter fraud and immigration are the third rails of Democrat politics. You can touch anything, but not those. We have a pretty good idea about the latter, but the effect of the former on our politics remains a mystery. Our system of elections is filled with irregularities. Fraud is routine, especially in political machines, and comes in many forms. There is little in the way of real enforcement.

So we’re in a political twilight zone and we can only grope about for the truth.

As many as 5.7 million noncitizens may have voted in the 2008 election, which put Barack Obama in the White House.

Stoners causing more auto accidents in idiot states that have legalized pot

Getting stoned affects your ability to drive safely. You wouldn’t think that would be a major revelation. For most people, it’s common sense. But in an age when we’re seeing a concerted propaganda campaign that claims marijuana is either a) not harmful at all, which is absurd; or b) “less harmful than alcohol,” which is meaningless. If you’re going to do something stupid, the proper comparison is not to what would have happened if you’d done some other stupid thing. It’s to if you’d not done anything stupid at all.

We already know that marijuana breeds irresponsibility, especially in younger users, and it’s long been understood that it affects both the depth perception and the reflexes of people behind the wheels of cars.

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, June 23, 2017 - Full Story

Anger Privilege

If you want to know who has privilege in a society and who doesn’t, follow the anger.

There are people in this country who can safely express their anger. And those who can’t. If you’re angry that Trump won, your anger is socially acceptable. If you were angry that Obama won, it wasn’t.

James Hodgkinson’s rage was socially acceptable. It continued to be socially acceptable until he crossed the line into murder. And he’s not alone. There’s Micah Xavier Johnson, the Black Lives Matter cop-killer in Dallas, and Gavin Long, the Black Lives Matter cop-killer in Baton Rouge. If you’re black and angry about the police, your anger is celebrated. If you’re white and angry about the Terror travel ban, the Paris Climate treaty, ObamaCare repeal or any leftist cause, you’re on the side of the angry angels.

By Daniel Greenfield - Friday, June 23, 2017 - Full Story

California Reinvents Medical Tourism

Until very recently medical tourism was traveling from your home to find less expensive medical care, usually overseas. Medical tourists were leaving the warm embrace of the American Medical Association and the FDA to journey far from home. There were three motivations: Elective plastic surgery not covered by insurance, wanting to try an experimental procedure not covered or getting surgery done without benefit of any insurance at all.

That’s why breasts were being lifted in Brazil and hips replaced in India. Particularly courageous patients scheduled foreign heart transplants. I know all about this because I was almost a medical tourist myself. A few years ago we had what was laughingly called health insurance. Our deductible was so high you had to have been on life support for a week before coverage started.

By Michael R. Shannon - Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Full Story

Call your Democrat Congressmen and let them know you support Nancy Pelosi as House Minority Leader

In the wake of the Democrats’ costly, humiliating, loss in the Georgia special election, the knives are out for Nancy Pelosi. Rather than blame their platform, their rejected positions, or their radical-left-wing agenda, they’ve chosen to place responsibility for their current predicament on a scapegoat. Many in the Democratic Party have been questioning Pelosi’s leadership, and there are now calls for her to step down as House Minority Leader. 

From UPI:

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Full Story

Why did the DNC refuse to let the FBI look at its servers?

The fact that last year the Democratic National Committee refused to allow the FBI to examine its servers after Democrats claimed Russia hacked into them during the election cycle has always bugged me.

It doesn’t seem like something the DNC would do if it really wanted justice to be done. Could this refusal to let the world’s most respected law enforcement agency examine its servers be part of some kind of cover-up? And what about the scandal surrounding Democrats hiring the Awan brothers? As the Daily Caller reported, “Hina Alvi, her husband Imran Awan, and his brothers Abid and Jamal were highly paid shared IT administrators working for multiple House Democrats until their access to congressional IT systems was terminated Feb. 2 as a result” of an investigation into “a major security breach on the House of Representatives computer network.”

Uh oh: Cruz, Lee, Paul and Johnson announce they will not vote for Senate health care bill

Three conservatives and a libertarian walk into a bar . . . ah, you’ve heard this one, I’m sure.

This doesn’t mean nothing will pass next week, but it means the exact bill released this morning by Senate Republicans will almost certainly not pass. As far as Cruz, Lee, Johnson and Paul are concerned, the senators drafting the bill gave too much in order to win the likes of Collins, Murkowski and Portman. If they want 50 votes, there’s more work that will have to be done:

While the statement was not scathing, it said the current bill would not lower healthcare costs enough to win their support.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Full Story

Ossoff’s Defeat is a Win for America!

Did the Russians hack the Georgia election? Leftists are all over media creating straw men to disguise the simple truth that voter’s have rejected their treasonous Trump resistance movement. Jon Ossoff losing in Georgia is the 5th election Democrats have lost since Trump’s shocking crashing defeat of Hillary. Losing the Georgia race has to be particularly painful because once again, Leftists lied to themselves and their base that Ossoff would surely win just like they did with Hillary.

My question is how crazy will Democrats’ official Resistance Summer domestic terrorism become after their devastating loss in Georgia? Thus far, Leftists have mock beheaded Trump; mock put a bullet in his head; mock stabbed Trump, dreamed of beating Trump with a golf club; talked about blowing up the White House, physically attacked Trump voters; kidnapped/tortured a Trump supporter and gunned down Republicans while practicing for a charity baseball game.

By Lloyd Marcus - Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Full Story

Chris Matthews laments hidden Trump vote and wonders ‘what the hell’ Jon Ossoff was selling

Like a lot of people, Chris Matthews wants to know why Jon Ossoff was running in the GA06 special election. He wandered into town, was buoyed by a tidal wave of out-of-state left-wing cash, revealed himself to be a guy without a message, and promptly lost. In a way, he was a bit like Hillary Clinton in that no one is entirely sure there was a reason for his candidacy.

Here’s what Matthews had to say:

“It seems to me that there was a lot of progressive hype about a guy who wasn’t running as a progressive, which is another interesting twist to this. He was running on basically, well let’s get together and be normal or something.

I don’t know what the hell he was selling. He wasn’t selling much.”

 

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Full Story