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On eve of GA-6 vote, Democrat Ossoff bans conservative Washington Free Beacon from covering campaign

I’m going to be consistent on my position when it comes to the First Amendment and the press: The press has the freedom to say whatever it wants (unless it’s libelous or slanderous, of course). It doesn’t have the right to be given access or accommodation by those it seeks to cover. Generally I think that if someone wants to cover you as part of a news story, you’re better off working with them than refusing, but there are times when a news outlet is so patently biased and unfair - as happened last summer with the Trump campaign and the Washington Post - there’s no point in trying to work with them.

You can criticize it as a media relations strategy, but it wasn’t a violation of the First Amendment.

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - Full Story

With health care vote coming, Schumer plans procedural tactics to stop all Senate business

I’ll give Democrats this: Since they know the media will embrace their narratives, they’re very good at coming up with absurd narratives to cover for their own shameless obstructionism. Let Republicans pull crap like this against Obama, and they’re the “party of no” or racists or whatever. Democrats do it?

Oh, it’s to “protest secrecy.”

I kid you not:

Democrats plan to slow action on all Senate business, a move designed to protest their frustration with the GOP’s secretive efforts to pass legislation that would repeal and replace key parts of the Affordable Care Act.

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - Full Story

WaPo notices that single-payer healthcare would be devastatingly expensive

The Washington Post Editorial Board begins its most recent healthcare screed with an outright falsehood.

OBAMACARE LOOKS shaky, mostly because Republicans are sabotaging it.

To be clear: Nothing has been sabotaged.  ObamaCare was in freefall before Trump was elected, and Republicans have done very little since to alter its trajectory. ObamaCare is working exactly as it was supposed to, and it’s collapsing because it was intended to collapse.

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

American prisoner released by North Korea dies after torture in captivity

Our hearts go out to the family of Otto Frederick Warmbier, the young American detained by North Korea in January 2016, who died Monday, just six days following his release from North Korean captivity. He was returned to the U.S. in a coma, which apparently he had been in since his sentencing in March 2016. “It is our sad duty to report that our son, Otto Warmbier, has completed his journey home,” the family said in a statement.

Warmbier was accused of stealing a propaganda banner, and was sentenced last year to 15 years of hard labor. The U.S. Department of State negotiated his release, which, according to the North Koreans, was authorized “on humanitarian grounds.” In an interview with Tucker Carlson, Otto’s father Fred Warmbier said they received invaluable help from the Trump administration and special U.S. envoy Joseph Y. Yun, who interceded on their behalf. “He was very helpful to Cindy and I, and we are really thankful for him. We’re also thankful to [Secretary of State] Rex Tillerson and President Trump. They wanted Otto home, and Cindy and I believe they made this happen, so we’re thankful for that.”

By James Simpson - Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - Full Story

Senate to vote on ObamaCare repeal/replace next week

Is this a cynical attempt to just be done with the issue while being able to say, hey, they tried? Or is the sense of urgency designed to get uncommitted senators to the table to come up with a compromise so they can pass something?

And if it’s the latter, would the something be a significant enough change from ObamaCare to qualify as anything more than, hey, we tried?

Sounds like we’re going to find out next week:

Senate GOP leaders have set a timeline to vote next week on legislation to repeal large chunks of the Affordable Care Act, even though they don’t yet appear to have secured enough support to pass it.

By Dan Calabrese - Tuesday, June 20, 2017 - Full Story

Supreme Court just smashed trademark safe spaces

One of the abuses of power from the Obama years was the war on the Washington Redskins.

TThe Washington Redskins’ name is commercial speech and isn’t the kind of free expression protected by the First Amendment, the Obama administration told a federal court this week in defending a ruling that has stripped the football team of trademark protections.

he team’s name itself is not at stake, but if the trademark is canceled, the name becomes less valuable because the owners would struggle to enforce their trademark against anyone who wanted to use the name or Indian logo on their own merchandise.

With great sorrow…

Fellow Veterans and Friends of Veterans:

It is with great sorrow that I convey the sad news in the passing of Aldo Diprè, our beloved World War II Veteran who lived his 97 years with the fullest of love and devotion to his Family and Country.

Aldo was our senior member of the Old Veterans Guard and was a tireless advocate and activist looking out for the best interests of his fellow Veterans-at-large, particularly our war-injured and homeless Veterans.

Aldo was a true inspiration and his attendance at our Sunday Rallies always made them very spirited and focused on our mission to “Save Our Veterans Land” and to “Bring Our Homeless Veterans HOME.”

By Robert L. Rosebrock - Monday, June 19, 2017 - Full Story

Judicial Watch Asks Court to Order State Dept. to End Slow Dragging on Benghazi Cover-up Documents

(Washington, DC) – Judicial Watch announced that it asked a federal court to order the State Department to end its “slow dragging strategy” in producing documents regarding the handling of requests about the false talking points used by then-Ambassador Susan Rice to talk about the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. The Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit seeking the documents was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (Judicial Watch vs. Department of State (No. 1:17-cv-00205)).

Rice, in the wake of the attacks in which four Americans were killed, was dispatched to five Sunday news programs to falsely claim the Benghazi attack was the result of a “spontaneous” protest against an “anti-Islamic” internet video.  Separate Judicial Watch litigation into the Benghazi talking-points scandal led to the discovery of the Hillary Clinton email issue and to the creation of the House Select Committee on Benghazi.

By Judicial Watch - Monday, June 19, 2017 - Full Story

The Left is fulfilling their prophecies of us

Democrat Leftists are great at making predictions of the future that do not come to pass - at least by those they accuse. Yet, alarmingly so, it appears that they are more and more becoming what they are “prophesying” that their political opponents would become.

I can remember the Left’s “prophecies” of Republican Presidents from Nixon on (every Republican President since I was 14) - that their presidency was taking us into a Hitler-like dictatorship and freedom was on the verge of becoming extinct.

That prediction, and so many others by the Left, have, of course, proved to be utterly false. Yet time and again their political opponents treat these statements as if they were reasonable political perspectives.

By Rolf Yungclas - Monday, June 19, 2017 - Full Story

Check yourself: Is your whole life about how much you hate the other political side?

I wouldn’t want to go out of this world the way James T. Hodgkinson did, but it appears to have suited him perfectly. Before he showed up at that baseball field in Alexandria and opened fire on Republican congressmen, he seems to have identified with few things more than his hatred of Republicans.

Dan went over some of this last week, so you’re up to speed on Hodgkinson’s desire to terminate Republicans, and on his belief that the road to Hell is paved with Republicans. If Mr. Hodgkinson was about anything, it was about hating Republicans. And he ultimately brought his own life to an end by taking this hatred to its logical extreme and trying to kill some of them.

So far he’s the only one in the current political environment to take his hatred to that extreme (although we’ll give a dishonorable mention to Kathy Griffin here), and we certainly pray there will be no others. But given the way things are in the country right now, you know perfectly well that Hodgkinson was not the only person out there seething with political rage.

By Herman Cain - Monday, June 19, 2017 - Full Story

VIDEO: Starbucks employees insult, mock, laugh at customer wearing Trump t-shirt

Starbucks was the company that had this brilliant idea. Don’t just serve customers $4 coffee and lovely pastries. Hector them about race, because who is better qualified to explain such weighty matters than a 22-year-old barista? The corporate culture has been encouraging this sort of behavior for awhile now. Why should anyone be surprised that these same employees would be abusive to a woman wearing a Trump t-shirt?

No one should, because of course they did:

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, June 19, 2017 - Full Story

Where the Hell is PETA?!

“I’ve seen cats being played football [soccer] with. I have seen cats with their legs torn off and their eyes gouged out. We see cats that have had their heads torn off, and ones that had skin ripped away, or had their legs and back broken. ...The worst thing I saw was a bunch of kittens crawling around with their bowels hanging out because they had their bellies cut open.”

The above is the testimonial of a Danish Animal Protection worker, as translated by Danish psychologist Nicolai Sennels. But don’t expect the wider Left to get on the case anytime soon. Not only are the atrocities being committed abroad, in the suburb of Vollsmose in Denmark, but the perpetrators are from a “protected” group: Muslims.  —Selwyn Duke “Kittens’ Guts Ripped Out: Heinous Cruelty to Animals in Muslim ‘No-go Zone’”

The godly care for their animals, but the wicked are always cruel.Proverbs 12:10 (NIV)

Warning: The following link contains extremely graphic photographs of European Muslim cruelty to cats—including cat crucifixions mocking Jesus. Gloating sadism on parade.

By Jim ONeill - Monday, June 19, 2017 - Full Story


I received a message a few days ago and the sender said he did not like Obama but neither did he like a “bumbling fool.”

The Democrats and Media have done this to us: They only show what they consider bad about President Trump and little or nothing about the good he wants and has already accomplished. This is the Left’s current political strategy.

Democrats want to make Trump look like a “bumbling fool” and the Media love to present him this way. One of the things they don’t show is how too many “Republicans” also oppose him,  nor do they show how Trump has accomplished a lot of what he promised, regardless of too-little support from the “Republican” Congress. He is being fought every step of the way. Some of those who fight him pretend to be his friends.

By Bob Lunsford - Monday, June 19, 2017 - Full Story

Buy your food from the CIA: Amazon buys Whole Foods

(To read about Jon’s mega-collection, The Matrix Revealed, click here.)
When Amazon boss and billionaire Jeff Bezos bought the Washington Post in 2013, he also had an ongoing $600 million contract to provide cloud computing services to the CIA. That meant the Washington Post, which already had a long history of cooperation with the CIA, renewed their wedding vows with the Agency and doubled down on the alliance.

By any reasonable standard of journalism, the Post should preface every article about the CIA, or article sourced from the CIA, with a conflict of interest admission: TAKE THIS PIECE WITH A FEW GIANT GRAINS OF SALT, BECAUSE OUR NEWSPAPER IS OWNED BY A MAN WHO HAS A HUGE CONTRACT TO PROVIDE SERVICES TO THE CIA.

Now Bezos and his company, Amazon, have bought Whole Foods for $13.7 billion. Whole Foods is the premier retailer of “natural” foods in America.

By Jon Rappoport - Monday, June 19, 2017 - Full Story

Conspiracy of Silence about Mueller

I am amazed by the conspiracy of silence, on the right and the left, about former FBI Director Robert Mueller’s bungling of the anthrax case. “In his years as FBI director and as a Justice Department official, Mueller gained a reputation for honesty, integrity, and being a ‘straight-shooter,’” writes Fred Barnes at The Weekly Standard.

This is pure hogwash, to use a family-friendly term.

Barnes, a veteran journalist, is not alone in offering such undeserved praise of Mueller. Commentators on the right and left have been repeating this garbage ever since Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein appointed Mueller as special counsel. Interestingly, Rosenstein also received high praise from various commentators. He, too, was seen as a straight shooter. With former FBI Director James Comey, they constitute an unholy alliance that is determined to take down President Donald Trump. With good reason, Trump calls it a witch hunt.

By Cliff Kincaid - Monday, June 19, 2017 - Full Story

Colin Kaepernick compares all police to fugitive slave patrols, reminds us why he can’t get a job

Colin Kaepernick is unemployed. Apparently, large companies - including sports teams - tend to avoid hiring people who’ve proven themselves to be massive PR nightmares.  After all, if having someone on your staff means you spend all your time putting out the media fires they create, that person isn’t going to last very long.  Once word gets out that he’s a “problem employee,” finding a new gig in the same field is going to be tough.

That’s the situation facing Kaepernick, whose woes began woes began when he refused to stand for the national anthem at the beginning of NFL games. Since then, he’s proven that if he can do something to make matters worse, he will.

As The Sporting News reported, Kaepernick decided to return to controversy on Friday.

By Robert Laurie - Monday, June 19, 2017 - Full Story

Luther Cain Jr. and the American dream

Big Daddy is what his three grandchildren lovingly called him. It was his choice as they were growing up. His birth name was Luther Cain, Jr..

My dad.

He was raised on a small dirt farm in Tennessee with his eight siblings by his mom and dad. They had just enough “dirt farm” to be able to live off the land.

I can still remember visiting my grandparent’s three-room farm house as a young kid, and wondering how they all lived in that small house. Dad told us some of them slept in the barn. That’s how they lived and survived.

Dad literally walked off that small farm at the age of 18 with just the clothes on his back. His dreams were bigger than that small farm.

He eventually ended up working in Atlanta as a waiter in the executive dinning room of the Coca Cola Company, and later became the chauffeur and personal valet for the chairman and CEO of the company, Robert W. Woodruff. Dad excelled because of his work ethic, and his infectious and positive personality.

By Herman Cain - Monday, June 19, 2017 - Full Story


Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III is expanding his investigation into the Left’s Russian electoral collusion conspiracy theory by examining whether President Trump tried to obstruct justice in the probe, according to the hyper-partisan leak-stenographers at the Washington Post.

It is all nonsense.

Democrats and Never Trump Republicans are setting up perjury traps just as Democrats did during Watergate and countless other investigations. But Donald Trump is no Richard Nixon. There is no evidence Trump covered up a crime, or even that there was an underlying crime to be covered up. But the longer the investigation goes on, the greater the likelihood that someone will innocently contradict himself in a deposition, giving evidence that doesn’t mesh with what was originally said to an FBI investigator. And voila! Someone who wasn’t a criminal goes to prison without forming any bad intent.

By Matthew Vadum - Sunday, June 18, 2017 - Full Story

Meet the mother who is still taking care of us on Fathers Day

Momma Susie was my wife’s mother. Her full birth name was Susie Lula Gertrude.

She was the oldest of 13 children, born to Preston C. Thompson and Ludie Idella (Lane) Thompson. Momma Susie was born in 1907 and lived to be 93 years of age.

Her parents were farmers in Monroe, Georgia, so Momma Susie only finished the seventh grade, because she was needed to help care for the other 12 children. Birth control was unheard of then, and besides, a lot of kids was how a family produced workers to help maintain the farm. Just saying!

Needless to say, Momma Susie did not attend college. Let me be clear, I’m not suggesting college was and is for everyone. But as I got to know her, I recognized she certainly had the attitude and aptitude to have succeeded in college and in a professional career.

By Herman Cain - Sunday, June 18, 2017 - Full Story

Dr. Drone

As a general rule, the most successful man in life is the man who has the best information

Economist Joseph Schumpeter introduced innovation economics in his 1942 book Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy. Schumpeter said that industries must incessantly revolutionize the economic structure from within by innovating with better or more effective processes and products.

We can define, or limit the term “innovation” to a product, or process that’s original, that’s more effective, and as a new application better meets new requirements or existing market needs.

By Rick Mills - Saturday, June 17, 2017 - Full Story