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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

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

PRESIDENT TRUMP SPEECH TO UN GENERAL ASSEMBLY

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

Who is going to tell Black Lives Matter that mobs don’t get to decide trial outcomes?

Before St. Louis police officer Jason Stockley was found not guilty on Friday of murdering Anthony Lamar Smith, black activists warned Judge Timothy Wilson that there would be riots if he did not find Stockley guilty. That was a clear attempt to intimidate the judge into tossing aside his assessment of the case on the facts and the legal merits, and to enter a verdict of guilty simply to appease the angry mob that would accept nothing else.

To his credit, Judge Wilson ignored this threat and ruled on the facts of the case as he saw them, and the result of that was that Stockley was found not guilty.

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, September 18, 2017 - Full Story

‘Democratic Party not working’: Bernie won’t run as a Dem in 2018 - rips Hillary’s claim that he did

Earlier, Dan explained how Bernie’s single-payer plan would nearly double the entire, already-unsustainable, federal budget. For anyone else, those numbers might be a sign that your loopy pet project is doomed before it even gets off the ground. For Bernie Sanders, who cares not for reality, they’re irrelevant.  He’s going to push ahead, and continue fighting for his single-payer dream.

But, despite being the man who best represents the leftist-statist mindset, he will not be pursuing his goals as a Democrat.

By Robert Laurie - Monday, September 18, 2017 - Full Story

Moral Equivalence in Charlottesvile

Violence is one of the “messy implications of fighting for liberation.” So say the Reverend Traci Blackmon and three other authors in a remarkable op-ed piece in the New York Times that ran in the wake of the recent events in Charlottesville. (NY Times, Sept 1, 2017)

The attitude of Reverend Blackmon and her fellow authors, all Christian ministers, can be summed up as follows: Violence comes with the territory. We don’t condone it, but we understand that it is unavoidable. If our efforts inspire some to commit violence, this will not prevent us from continuing our efforts, and it should not prevent others from joining us. At least our violence is committed in the service of a just cause, which is more than can be said for the right’s violence. (Reverend Blackmon is one of the founders of Black Lives Matter, whose efforts contributed, among other things, to the murder of five police officers in Dallas in July of 2016.)

By Tom McCaffrey - Monday, September 18, 2017 - Full Story

Enough with the nonsense that Kaepernick’s cause is worthy and it’s just his method of protesting th

Let’s dispense with a serious bit of nonsense where Colin Kaepernick is concerned. This is the nonsense that says people need to get over the manner of his protest - refusing to stand for the national anthem - and listen to what he’s saying. The premise here is that people are getting too caught up in a protest style they find offensive, and that as a result they’re missing his truly worthy message.

If only people would focus exclusively on Kaepernick’s message, this argument suggests, they would agree with him.

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, September 18, 2017 - Full Story

Atheist Group Objects to the National Motto

BENTONVILLE, AR -  An atheist group has threatened the Bentonville Public School District to not comply with Arkansas Act 911, a new law enacted which provides for the display of the National Motto, “In God We Trust,” in public schools as a patriotic and historic display.  Liberty Counsel has offered pro bono counsel and defense for the school district.

The American Atheists, founded by the late Madalyn Murray O’Hair, has issued a letter to over 260 superintendents across the state, claiming that the display is unconstitutional and threatening to file suit in federal court if the school district complies with the new law.

By Liberty Counsel - Monday, September 18, 2017 - Full Story

America’s Unelected ‘Deep State’ Pushes Hidden Agenda, Says Judicial Watch Panel

A group of career politicians often referred to as the “Deep State” or the “permanent government” is pushing an agenda that goes against the Constitution and U.S. law, while also selectively leaking information to manipulate public perception.

These were among the claims from a panel of experts in a Sept. 15 video from the conservative, nonpartisan watchdog group Judicial Watch, which followed its publication of a report that exposed the unelected government of the United States often referred to as the Deep State.—More…

By News on the Net -- Epoch Times- Monday, September 18, 2017 - Full Story

And the price tag of Bernie’s single-payer bill would be . . . $3.2 trillion a year

That almost doubles the entire federal budget, but hey, the 1 percent probably have it sitting around under their couch cushions.

The entire federal budget is just about $3.9 trillion. That’s a lot of money. So you might think, hey, how much more could it cost to pay for the health care of everyone in the country? Or as some liberals like to ask: “If Canada, Finland and Norway can afford to guarantee everyone health care, why can’t we?”

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, September 18, 2017 - Full Story

Dallas’ Dealey Plaza has a Confederate Monument

The Dallas Mayor’s Task Force for Confederate Monuments continues its hunt for “Confederate propaganda” – as Mayor Rawlings characterized the now removed statue of Robert E. Lee.

As the citizen task force, appointed by the Mayor and the City Council, ferrets out public channels of conveying Confederate propaganda, they’re being methodically tutored in the racist, wrong-headed thinking that prevailed among the white population of the post-bellum South.  Dallas included.

By Lee Cary - Sunday, September 17, 2017 - Full Story

The Mistake of Pandering to Antifa/Black Lives Matter

I cringed when I heard fellow black conservatives whom I respect on TV saying that while they condemn the violent behavior of Antifa/Black Lives Matter, some of their grievances against America are warranted. I wanted to scream at my TV, “Hogwash!”

These conservative blacks on TV are merely trying to create peace and civility by agreeing with some of the bogus accusations of racism dreamed up by Leftist intellectuals. They are also trying to prove they are not Uncle Toms. I think it is a huge mistake to pander to lies about America; acting as though very little has changed racially since the 1950s.

By Lloyd Marcus - Sunday, September 17, 2017 - Full Story

WHAT THE REPUBLICAN AND THE DEMOCRATIC PARTIES STAND FOR

In order to understand the true nature of the two major political parties that are currently in power, we must examine their ideologies.

The economic cornerstone of the Democratic Party ideology is social justice. Social justice assigns rights and duties in the institutions of society. The relevant institutions include taxation, social insurance (Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid), public health, public school, public services, labor laws and regulation of markets to ensure equal wealth distribution and equal opportunity for everyone.

By Robert Steven Ingebo - Sunday, September 17, 2017 - Full Story

Lowering corporate taxes will send workers’ wages soaring

WASHINGTON, D.C. —  Labor Day is behind us.  But as we look beyond its traditions of barbecues, beaches and vague political promises to help American workers, there is one clear action Congress could take to actually increase wages and create jobs: corporate tax reform.

Currently, many commentators are ignoring the fact that workers would be one of the major beneficiaries of corporate tax reform.

By Matthew R. Shay - Sunday, September 17, 2017 - Full Story

Hillary’s Anti-Presidential Campaign

Three creatures on earth are impossible to get rid of: lice, cockroaches and Clintons.

Hillary Clinton spent a third of her miserable adult life trying to get into the White House. Now the nation’s failed Harridan-in-Chief is determined to spend her remaining years blaming everyone, from Matt Lauer to the Electoral College, for having to live out the rest of her life in flat broke poverty in the eleven rooms of her Georgian Colonial mansion (and the neighboring mansion in their cul-de-sac too).

By Daniel Greenfield - Sunday, September 17, 2017 - Full Story

SPLC won’t label Antifa a hate group

Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) president Richard Cohen offered the Washington Examiner the SPLC’s views on Antifa, a violent, far-left movement responsible for many recent attacks on free speech.

They’re merely “wrongheaded” for using violence to achieve their ends, Cohen says. “We oppose these groups and what they’re trying to do.” But he won’t label Antifa a hate group, despite the group’s efforts to censor conservative speakers and disrupt lawful protests, because they don’t discriminate according to race, sex, religion, or other factors. Cohen offers flimsy reasoning:

By BombThrowers -- Chace Paulson- Sunday, September 17, 2017 - Full Story

Speaker Ryan, think big on corporate tax reform

I’ve always liked Paul Ryan and I still do. Way before he was Speaker of the House, he was one of the House’s leading thinkers on how to deal with federal spending and taxation so we could seriously address debt and the growth of government.

It’s hard to believe now, with all the disenchantment conservatives feel over the failures of the Republican House majority (though the Republican Senate has been far worse), but at one time conservatives were very excited by the prospect of Paul Ryan on the 2012 presidential ticket.

By Herman Cain - Sunday, September 17, 2017 - Full Story