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The Comey/Mueller Tag Team

In a prior column, I pointed out how strange it was that Robert Mueller, the former FBI director, was leading the investigation of the Trump administration for its alleged collusion with Russia to hack and steal the 2016 election from Hillary Clinton. Mueller was appointed to lead the investigation even though one of the main witnesses in this investigation happen to be his protégé, James Comey, who was also Mueller’s successor at the FBI. Comey — it should be obvious — has a vested interest in embarrassing or harming Donald Trump, the man who fired him.

I didn’t think things could get weirder, or more unsavory, but somehow, they have. James Comey was called to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee on this very subject.

As an aside, it sure is funny how the Democrat minority still seems to direct the agenda of the U.S. Senate committees and Congress itself. There is currently no investigation of the alleged Obama surveillance of the Trump campaign, and possibly other conservative/Republican partisan targets, in the Senate, but there is an investigation of the “Russia hacking scandal” in both houses.

By BombThrowers -- Eli Lake- Thursday, June 22, 2017 - Full Story

Cosby and the Leftists’ War on Non-Victim-minded Blacks

The Bill Cosby sexual assault trial ended in a mistrial.  I will not address the case because I am clueless regarding his guilt or innocence. I am going to address the insidious campaign to destroy a black American icon.

I remember hearing black relatives trash the Cosby TV Show, claiming it was unrealistic and misrepresented the black American experience.

Democrats have relentlessly worked to convince blacks that America is a hellhole of racism where whites, Republicans and conservatives plot 24/7 how to keep blacks down. Therefore, it is not surprising that my relatives believed the TV show “Good Times” about a struggling black family living in the projects painted a truer portrait of black life in America. The truth is the Cosby Show was accurate. Blacks have pursued and achieved their American dreams since slavery. As a matter of fact, the first self-made female millionaire in America was Madam C. J. WalkeR, a black woman born in 1867.

By Lloyd Marcus - Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - Full Story

Court Dismisses 14 of the 15 Counts Against Sandra Merritt

SAN FRANCISCO - Today, the San Francisco Superior Court dismissed criminal counts 1-14 against Sandra “Susan” Merritt. The court ruled that counts 1-14 were legally insufficient. The state has the opportunity to amend if it can plead a more legally sufficient and specific complaint. The California’s Attorney General filed 15 criminal counts against Merritt, with counts 1-14 for each of the alleged interviews and count 15 for an alleged conspiracy. “This is a huge victory to have 14 criminal counts dismissed,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “We will now turn our attention to dismissing the final count. Sandra Merritt did nothing wrong. The complaint by the California Attorney General is unprecedented and frankly will threaten every journalist who provides valuable information to the public. This final count will also fall,” said Staver.

The Attorney General has been an advocate for Planned Parenthood, and the abortion giant has supported his political campaigns. Merritt was one of the two journalists who exposed Planned Parenthood’s unethical and potentially illegal profiteering from the sale of aborted baby body parts.

By Liberty Counsel - Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - Full Story

Nonviolent protest against the Left is the answer

Thirty years ago, conservative graduate students and the (shamefully few) conservative professors willing to pull the binky of tenure out of their mouths tried to warn others about the outrageous behavior of leftists on college campuses. But the hard Left was already in the end zone of their takeover of higher education.  Once they finished purging scholars who didn’t march in lockstep with them, they turned to attacking students who failed to conform to their ever-more-extremist agenda and demands.

We lost the fight for intellectual freedom in higher education decades ago. It could be said that we didn’t even fight very hard for it. Careerist Republicans and conservatives kicked the culture war can down the road until they were the only ones left and the mobs came for them.

Now it is finally becoming apparent that K—12 education is in even worse shape than higher education and has been so for longer. While conservatives focus much of their belated attention on speakers being banned from college campuses, the hard Left continues its 45-year, scorched-earth march through the kindergartens.  Teacher-training schools preparing elementary and secondary school teachers are arguably the most leftist institutions in America today, and, again, we haven’t even begun to fight for their de-politicization.

By BombThrowers -- Tina Trent- Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - Full Story

Congressional Black Caucus excuses for refusing to meet with Trump are quite hilarious

Warning! This information comes from the Worst Web Site in the World, which leaves us with a reasonably high possibility that it could all be completely made up, and that the anonymous sources cited could be fictional.

I don’t know if I believe the story myself.

But we’ll delve into it anyway because it’s consistent with some things we know happened back in the spring, and because the kinds of people cited here seem like the types who would actually talk to said Worst Web Site. Also, it’s hilarious.

Apparently President Trump would like to meet with the 50-member Congressional Black Caucus to learn more about the issues that are important to them. Now normally, when the president wants to grant you an audience and hear about your priorities, you’d jump at that opportunity.

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - Full Story

How Democrats and the media manufactured the Russia/collusion story out of absolutely nothing

If you don’t already read him, I want to highly recommend the Wall Street Journal’s Holman W. Jenkins. One of his tremendous strengths as a writer is that he sees past the prevailing lines of thought that seem to inform popular narratives. If everyone assumes A because it’s very common to believe A, Jenkins will dig deep down into whether there’s any truth whatsoever to A.

And he’ll often find there’s none. Not only that, but Jenkins will also get into why so many people see to think A is the beginning and the end of the story, and he’ll explain to you what the real story is, and why.

So his piece this morning on the Russia/collusion thing is a must-read. Many of us have noted in recent days that this is an investigation about nothing. All of Washington has been looking into it for months, and no one has found any evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians. It’s about as empty a story as you’re ever going to find, and yet the story goes on, and on, and on . . .

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - Full Story

Mika and Joe trash Dems for having no message - but they’re wrong.

That headline might be just a tad misleading. The Morning Joe super-team of Joe and Mika were discussing the Dems’ failure in the GA06 special election, and they each had their opinions about why Ossoff couldn’t get the job done. Both of them got close to being correct but, like Jon Ossoff, they couldn’t quite get across the finish line.  Chalk up another moral victory.

According to Joe, Democrats are spending too much time protesting, and not enough time going door-to-door. As he puts it:

“I’ve been saying all along, if you need to do that, if it makes you feel good, then do that, but understand if you want to change America and you want to change the world, you’re much better off going into districts campaigning for somebody - knocking on doors, handing them fliers, getting into phone banks, calling people, finding people, recruiting candidates - not that look just like you and think just like, but actually fit the district


By Robert Laurie - Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - Full Story

Dems squander over $30 Million on GA06 loss ...err ‘moral victory’

If you listen to Democrats this morning, you’ll quickly realize that they think there’s a silver lining to last night’s epic loss in the GA06 special election.  The thinking is that things got “close” in a reliably red district, so Dems should look on the bright side. “This,” they claim, “is what progress looks like.”  The scoreboard may not show a victory, but they still think they won a “moral victory.”

That’s fine. I’m all for Democrats who lose elections and win moral victories. They’re my favorite kind of politician, and we’re seeing a lot of them lately.  As Frank Luntz points out:

By Robert Laurie - Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - Full Story


Republican Karen Handel easily beat back Democrat boy wonder Jon Ossoff in yesterday’s special election in Georgia’s 6th congressional district, touted as the most costly congressional race in American history.

Handel becomes the first female Republican elected to Congress from Georgia as Democrats’ effort to throw a wrench in President Trump’s already slow-moving legislative agenda fails rather spectacularly.

“Thanks to everyone who breathlessly and snarkily proclaimed #GA06 as a “referendum on POTUS @realDonaldTrump,” Trump advisor Kellyanne Conway tweeted. “You were right. #winning[.]”

President Trump tweeted his congratulations to Handel “on her big win in Georgia 6th. Fantastic job, we are all very proud of you!”

Armageddon: Ken doll gets a man bun

I guess eight years with an emasculated president wasn’t enough for American culture. Now we’re going to give Barbie a boyfriend who will be happy to go with her to the Ladies’ Literary Society and take her last name if and when their domestic partnership ever takes on legal status - which is no better than a “committed relationship,” you understand.

Come to think of it, why not make Ken gender-fluid? It’s all the rage these days, and with the latest announcement, Mattel is coming awfully damn close:

Mattel is introducing 15 new looks for the male doll, giving him different skin tones, body shapes and hair styles.

The makeover is part of the toy company’s plan to make its dolls more diverse and appeal to today’s kids. Barbie received a similar overhaul more than a year ago.



By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - Full Story

Can the GOP Pass a Healthcare Bill in the Current Environment?

While the media are enjoying what they say is Republican hypocrisy over their process to pass a Senate version of a bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, there is little attention being paid to the substance of the debate. President Donald Trump didn’t help matters when he muddied the waters, first saying that the House version of the bill, which he had enthusiastically supported, was too “mean,” and now saying he wants the Senate version to have “more heart.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has promised reporters a “discussion draft” of the bill later this week. In the meantime, Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and many Democrats are blasting the bill as heartless and cruel. The toxic political atmosphere is not making matters any easier.

When former President Barack Obama spoke before a Berlin audience last month, he defended his signature legislative achievement, Obamacare, as having helped to insure 20 million people previously uninsured, and allegedly bettering the lives of millions of Americans. The media continue to portray such progress, of course, as imperiled by Congressional Republicans in league with an uncaring Trump who are currently locked in a debate over the merits of—and possible reforms for—a law that progressives believe must be protected.

By Roger Aronoff - Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - Full Story

Eric Holder wants to be president

What do you do after being held in contempt of Congress in two separate presidential administrations while having the blood of police officers, a border patrol agent, and more young black men on your hands than you can count?

You run for president.

More than two years after leaving the Obama administration, former Attorney General Eric Holder is reentering the political fray.

His goal: to lead the legal resistance to Donald Trump’s agenda — and perhaps even run against the president in 2020.

Love, Not Hate, is the Reason We Resist LGBT Tyranny

Being labeled and dismissed as a “homophobe” may be all it takes for some to turn their back on the biblical message about homosexuality and other immorality. But true disciples and conservative Bible believers will go to the end of time without yielding one iota for today’s social engineering plotters who have decided that anything goes should be legalized, streamlined and put up in our faces.

If we try to explain the difference between pre, mid and post exilic prophecies of ancient Israel, or if we try to elucidate the powerful differences between Messianic and pre-millennial prophecies having to do with Christ, some will understand – most will not.

We have to treat society like a child in order to provoke a ripple of recognition among them – only the most general prophecies can hope to speak to the subject of the promised last days plunge into worldwide immorality and reprobation.

By Rev. Michael Bresciani - Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - Full Story

Denny Hastert and the D.C. Swamp

Since Donald Trump introduced “The Swamp,” it’ become American slang for the corrupt and secretive underbelly of the Washington, D.C. Deep State.

One Swamp secret is the whole truth of Denny Hastert’ life as a pederast. And, we are unlikely to ever know it—the whole truth. 

John Dennis Hastert (DOB: January 2, 1942) quit his high school teaching and coaching position in Yorkville, Illinois, held from 1965-1981, to become a politician. Eventually, from 1999-2007, he was the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives in American history.

His story will end with the unstated assumption that, after being a practicing pederast from at least 1968-1981, Hastert abandoned his deviant sexual proclivities and focused on becoming an honest and loyal servant of the people of his state and nation.

Both Political Sides Do Not Incite Violence

In response to a radicalized Leftist domestic terrorist shooting Republicans at a baseball practice, fake news media said both sides of the political aisle are guilty of inciting violence and should tone down their rhetoric. Disturbingly, in an attempt to sound bipartisan, conservative voices are parroting fake news media’s lie.

This both-sides-are-guilty-lie offends me, folks. I have been a black Tea Party activist since 2009; spoken and performed my “American Tea Party Anthem” at over 500 rallies on 14 nationwide bus tours.


By Lloyd Marcus - Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - Full Story

George Soros funds McCain Institute

Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) transferred almost $9 million in funds left over from his pathetic 2008 presidential campaign to a new organization called McCain Institute for International Leadership, Richard Pollock of the Daily Caller News Foundation’s Investigative Group reports.

Pollock writes

The institute is intended to serve as a “legacy” for McCain and “is dedicated to advancing human rights, dignity, democracy and freedom.” It is a tax-exempt non-profit foundation with assets valued at $8.1 million and associated with Arizona State University.

By Matthew Vadum - Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - Full Story

Van Jones sharply criticizes Hillary at the People’s Summit

Democratic activist and CNN political commentator Van Jones sharply criticized Hillary Clinton at the People’s Summit in Chicago this past weekend, claiming those in the Clinton campaign did not spend its money on workers or minorities, but rather spent it on themselves.

“Let’s be honest,” he told the Left-leaning crowd, which numbered in the thousands, “They took a billion dollars, a billion dollars, a billion dollars, and set it on fire, and called it a campaign!” Jones went on to accuse the Clinton campaign of blowing the money on high-paid consultants and pollsters who proved wrong, faulting the campaign’s reliance on “data dummies” who spent their time behind computers and failed to organize voters in key states like Michigan.

The failure of the Clinton campaign to turn contributions into votes raises greater concerns about the Clinton empire’s dubious finances.

By BombThrowers -- Jacob Grandstaff- Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - Full Story

Russian Su-27 buzzes U.S. Air Force RC-135 recon jet - flies within 5 feet

One day after the United States downed a Syrian aircraft, prompting a verbal rejoinder from the Russian government, an armed Russian fighter flew dangerously close to a large U.S. recon craft over the Baltic Sea.

From Fox News:

An armed Russian fighter jet buzzed a U.S. Air Force reconnaissance aircraft in the Baltic Sea on Monday, two U.S. officials told Fox News.

The Russian Su-27 jet had air-to-air missiles under its wings and approached the U.S. Air Force RC-135 recon jet “rapidly,” coming within five feet of the American aircraft, the officials said.

By Robert Laurie - Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - Full Story

DOE Gets Failing Grade for So-called Transgender

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has issued a memo to public schools and teachers explaining that refusal to refer to so-called transgender students by their preferred pronoun or name could be grounds for an investigation.

The OCR recently issued an internal memo “to explain the effects of developments on the enforcement of Title IX” regarding complaints involving so-called transgender students.

The memo, written by acting assistant secretary for civil rights Candice Jackson, lists several reasons why OCR investigators would assert “subject matter jurisdiction over and open [a case] for investigation.” For example, a school’s failure to quickly resolve a so-called transgender student’s complaint of sex discrimination or treating a student different because of his or her failure to conform to “stereotyped notions of masculinity or femininity.”

By Liberty Counsel - Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - Full Story