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Stuck in the ‘60s, John Lewis is not a voice of anything positive today

John Lewis
John Lewis.

He is just the latest example of people and organizations looking for relevance in all the wrong places. Not attending the opening of a civil rights museum in Mississippi because President Trump attends is not a civil rights statement. It is a dated divisive statement for the few people who continue to think his actions and protests are relevant.

John Lewis’s actions, which get media attention, are not relevant, and most people do not care. Most of us have moved on past the America of the 1960s.

By Herman Cain - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

UN Security Council Bashing of President Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

UN Security Council Bashing of President Trump’s Jerusalem Decision
On December 6th, President Trump announced his decision to officially recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and to instruct the State Department to begin the process of relocating the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Two days later, at a special meeting of the United Nations Security Council, the other 14 members of the Council, including U.S. allies such as France, the United Kingdom and Italy, ganged up on the United States to condemn President Trump’s decision. Allies and adversaries of the U.S., one after the other, claimed that President Trump’s decision had defied international consensus on how to achieve a viable two-state solution, violated international law and risked destabilizing the region as well as imperiling the peace process. Bolivia’s ambassador was the most strident, demanding that the Security Council take action against President Trump’s decision if it wanted to avoid becoming “an occupied territory.”

To add insult to injury, the UN ambassadors from five member states of the European Union – the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Sweden and Germany - further criticized President Trump’s decision in a joint statement they read following the adjournment of the Security Council meeting. They claimed the decision “is not in line with Security Council resolutions and is unhelpful in terms of prospects for peace in the region.”

By Joseph A. Klein - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Minnesota Public Radio disappears everything Garrison Keillor ever did . . . like it was never there

Minnesota Public Radio disappears everything Garrison Keillor ever did . . . like it was never there
This is now taking on the characteristics of a moral panic. It’s no longer enough to just fire or otherwise disassociate yourself with the sexual harasser. You now have to try to pretend you never had anything to do with him, even if he the person most associated with your organization for decades.

So it is with Minnesota Public Radio and Garrison Keillor, who has been MPR’s most recognizable face and voice forever. Wait. Check that. Who’s Garrison Keillor? MPR has never heard of anyone by that name!

Garrison Keillor has been disappeared into the Memory Hole. If you look for his biography or the archived shows from a half century of “A Prairie Home Companion” on the website of Minnesota Public Radio since his fall from grace, you’ll now find only this: “Sorry, but there’s no page here.”

By Dan Calabrese - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Trump trashes Don Lemon as ‘the dumbest man on television.’ CNN has meltdown about ‘bullying.’

Trump trashes Don Lemon as 'the dumbest man on television.
I’ll be honest. I don’t know if Don Lemon (a guy who once wondered if black holes had swallowed a missing airplane) is the “dumbest man on television.” He might be. He could also be the smartest.  Like I said, I don’t know.  I also don’t care.

What I do know is this:

By Robert Laurie - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Virginia Politicians Surprised Drivers Object to Destination Tax

Virginia Politicians Surprised Drivers Object to Destination Tax
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) opened a new toll road recently. The highway has been in existence since 1982, but the toll gantries are new. Rush hour tolling, between 5:30 and 9:30 AM, is a test of how badly you want to reach The Swamp.

VDOT uses a system called ‘dynamic tolling’, which works out to ‘do you feel lucky’? Instead of a nice predictable toll that’s the same every morning, Swamp Pike tolls adjust according to how much traffic is on the road. The goal is to keep One Percenters and vehicular communes moving along at a nice, even 55 mph.

By Michael R. Shannon - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Is Free Speech in Trouble?

Is Free Speech in Trouble?
Never in the history of the United States has the right of “freedom of speech” been so challenged as in the last decade or so.  If you have an opinion that does not comply with a certain group or groups, you might become subject of abuse, censorship, and even threats of physical harm.  The sector of the population most susceptible to this denial of free speech are the conservatives and people of religious faith, who have been targeted for repression of their views, thoughts, and ideas.  A perfect example is the recently admitted IRS (Internal Revenue Service) attacks against conservative groups prior to the 2012 election.  After repeated lawsuits, the IRS finally has agreed that they “illegally” targeted these groups and have now agreed to reimburse these conservative groups for the IRS harassment of denying or delaying their petitions for tax exempt status.  But, there have been no meaningful penalties against the perpetrators of this prejudicial action, including the past IRS supervisor, Lois Lerner, who got away “scot free” and was allowed to retire with a very nice government pension.

By Chuck Lehmann - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

DOJ Investigating Planned Parenthood

DOJ Investigating Planned Parenthood
WASHINGTON, D.C.—The Department of Justice (DOJ) is now investigating Planned Parenthood regarding the sale of aborted baby body parts for profit. Last Friday, DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, which purchased aborted baby body parts from Planned Parenthood abortion clinics, agreed to pay $7.785 million and cease all business operations in California.

Justice Department Assistant Attorney General for Legislative Affairs Stephen Boyd sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee requesting unredacted documents underlying a 2016 investigation by the committee into the exchange of human fetal tissue that had been donated for research by women who got abortions.

By Liberty Counsel - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Sarah Huckabee Sanders White House Press

By Right Side Broadcasting - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Baby Body Parts Companies Must Cease Operations

Baby Body Parts Companies Must Cease Operations
ORANGE COUNTY, CA - On Friday, two sister companies, DV Biologics and DaVinci Biosciences, agreed to settle a lawsuit brought against them by the Orange County prosecutor for illegally selling baby body parts supplied by Planned Parenthood to pharmaceutical companies and schools across America and at least 10 countries for millions of dollars in profit. The companies avoided a court ruling by settling out of court. The companies, whose owners who are part of an Ecuadoran family convicted of bank fraud amounting to more than $600 million dollars, were forced to pay $7.785 million, turn over more than $10,000 in laboratory equipment and storage containers, and pay $195,000 in civil penalties. Both companies must cease doing business in California. These companies created catalogues of baby body parts and even ran “specials” to sell to pharmaceutical companies and universities.

By Liberty Counsel - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Haley: Yes, we’re sending a full Olympic team to the South Korea games

Haley: Yes, we're sending a full Olympic team to the South Korea games
I’m not sure who, exactly, thought we were going to ignore the Olympics to coddle Kim Jong Un. I mean, if Hitler didn’t keep us away from the games, Bowl Cut Jr. certainly isn’t going to. Maybe they just needed to fill a news cycle, or perhaps they were hoping to see the Norks score a symbolic win over Trump, the usual media goons seemed eager to take Nikki Haley’s comments about Olympic security in the worst possible way.

Sane people knew what she meant.

Now, all Winter Olympics fans can relax, since she’s clarified her earlier comments in an interview with Chris Wallace. No, we’re not skipping the games, yes, we’re sending our full team, and yes, we’re still concerned about security - as we should be.

By Robert Laurie - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

Wow: The real unemployment rate - the one that counts workforce refugees - is dropping like a stone

The real unemployment rate - the one that counts workforce refugees - is dropping like a stoneThe Wall Street Journal had a surprising bit of information the other day, one that probably escaped the notice of most people but is in fact a very important indicator of our economic vitality.

We’ve often talked here about the fact that there are two unemployment rates, and that the one we usually hear about is misleading. The U-3 unemployment rate is the one that ignores those who have stopped looking for work. This rate is now a very low 4.1 percent, but as we’ve told you before, that doesn’t mean much if it ignores millions of people who are also not working and aren’t even trying to find jobs.

The U-6 unemployment rate, on the other hand, takes account of these people, and it’s typically much higher than the U-3. If you really want a sense of the employment picture, you need to look at the U-6 rate - but usually the one we hear about is the U-3.

By Herman Cain - Monday, December 11, 2017 - Full Story

CNN: False Reporting is the New Normal

CNN: False Reporting is the New Normal
Remember when, under the presidency of Barack Obama, we were told that high unemployment rates and sluggish growth of the economy was the new normal?  We were told that there was nothing that could be done about it.  Two terms of the brilliant blind lashing out against the problems we faced as a nation by the messiah, Obama, could not fix it, so it could not be fixed.  Get used to it, misery is now life as we know it.

In less than a year under the Donald J. Trump administration’s efforts, the current 4.1% unemployment rate is the lowest we’ve seen in 17 years.  Unemployment claims have fallen to the lowest level in 43 years.  The economy has been improving at a rate greater than what was accomplished during any of the years Obama was president, and with tax cuts on the horizon, a sudden boost to the economy is ready to roar.

By Douglas V. Gibbs - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

CONFLICT OF INTEREST - The Mueller Investigation is Wholly Unlawful

CONFLICT OF INTEREST - The Mueller Investigation is Wholly Unlawful
The Collusion Case against Donald Trump and Family has collapsed.

The Obstruction Case against Donald Trump and Family has just begun.

The Department of Justice, Department of State and some of the intel agencies are corrupt to the core.

Their spokesmen speak every day on CNN.

Collusion has morphed into “Obstruction.” Which, incidentally, can mean anything or whatever one’s eye sees or whatever one’s mind wishes to think. A thought in this case can be obstruction of justice for one. For example, the thought that crossed President Trump’s mind about Comey’s activities and lies - that he and his associates deliberately and cynically “fixed” the Clinton Matter - is now turning out to be a factual reality. It is alone, among many others, more than enough to get Comey fired.

The same team that conspired to obstruct justice in the Clinton Matter by not doing their job and acting as accomplices are now in charge of investigating the Trump Matter. They are in the process of pinning their own crimes on their target.

By Andrew G. Benjamin - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

Moore Accuser’s Former Lawyer’s Firm has Ties to Democrat Party

Moore Accuser's Former Lawyer's Firm has Ties to Democrat Party
Leigh Corfman, the main accuser of Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, was, until recently, represented by a lawyer whose law firm has ties to the state’s Democrat Party.

Corfman, who has accused Moore of molesting her 38 years ago in 1979 when she was 14 years old, had been, until very recently, represented by K. Edward Sexton II, a partner in the law firm Gentle Turner Sexton and Harbison LLC.

Sexton’s Alabama law firm, located in Riverchase, an upscale section of the Birmingham suburb, Hoover, is known for mediating and administering multi-billion and multi-million dollar mass tort and class action cases.

By Jerry A. Kane - Sunday, December 10, 2017 - Full Story

Department of Justice Blueprint for Fake Investigations

Department of Justice Blueprint for Fake Investigations
A National Review article, posted on December 4, 2017, written by former federal prosecutor Andrew McCarthy, entitled “It Is Now an Obstruction Investigation: Which means that it’s an impeachment investigation,” affirmed what’s long been obvious to many.

The purpose of the Mueller investigation is not now, nor was it ever, to prove collusion between Russia and the Trump Presidential Campaign.  That stated purpose was, from Day 1, a red herring.
McCarthy fails to address the real motive behind the Mueller investigation.

By Lee Cary - Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Full Story

The President is Making Promises Great Again

The President is Making Promises Great Again
By announcing that the United States would move our embassy to Jerusalem and recognize the historic city as the capital of Israel, President Donald Trump has once again delivered on a key campaign promise.

In his first year in office, President Trump has made it a refreshing habit to fulfill his pledges to the American people. Whether it is removing the United States from the odious trade deal known as the Trans Pacific Partnerships (TPP) or bowing out of the expensive and unfair Paris Climate Agreement, President Trump has been keeping true to the vows he made as a candidate. 

In the case of the Jerusalem decision, President Trump is acting with courage, while previous Presidents only made hollow campaign promises.

By Jeff Crouere - Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Full Story

Everybody in the Media Knew

Everybody in the Media Knew
“Everybody f____g knew,” a top Hollywood screenwriter wrote of Harvey Weinstein. “Everybody knew” about Matt Lauer at NBC, Variety reports, and it “wasn’t even considered a secret.” “Every female in the press corps knew that, right, don’t get in elevator with him,” ABC’s Cokie Roberts said of Rep. Conyers.

Everybody knew.

The #MeToo sexual harassment scandals have hit CNN, MSNBC, CBS, NBC, ABC, NPR, PBS, Vox, New Republic, Mother Jones. Forget Matt Lauer and Charlie Rose. They were just the talent. Their big decisions were limited to which hairpiece looked best in all three mirrors and which naïve intern to prey on this month. The heads of the men who actually make the news are rolling left and right.

By Daniel Greenfield - Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Full Story

Nominating Warren would doom Dems’ chances in 2020

Nominating Warren would doom Dems’ chances in 2020
CHICAGO—Many Democrats—probably a majority—believe Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is the perfect person to replace the aging Bernie Sanders as the party’s torch-bearer for progressive causes in 2020.

But nominating the shrillish Warren would be a massive mistake for Democrats, and making her president would be even worse for America.

There’s no question Warren could win the ivory tower left-wing academics, alt-left media and progressive enclaves in states such as Vermont, Massachusetts, California and New York.

By Justin Haskins - Saturday, December 9, 2017 - Full Story

Impeach Mueller!

Impeach Mueller!

IMPEACH TRUMP! IMPEACH TRUMP! IMPEACH TRUMP!

That is the screech we’re about to hear emanating from the denizens of the swamp. Sure Maxine Waters and a few others have been singing this song since election night when their plans for the last nail in our coffin went down in flames. Now it’s beginning to percolate through the monotone media megaphone. And though this was predicted in this column by this author before the inauguration, it still has a jarring impact on the senses.

Back in the Dream Times when the Deep State was able to turn Watergate into a Silent Coup the precedent was set. If someone tries to overturn the moneychanger’s tables they must be destroyed. If it’s a president, even one elected for the sole purpose of adding some reality to the mirage of our functioning oligarchy which portrays itself as a dysfunctional democratic republic, they must be hounded out of office, disgraced, and discredited.

By Dr. Robert R. Owens - Friday, December 8, 2017 - Full Story

Speaker Ryan gives Rep. Trent Franks the heave-ho over sexual harassment claims that make no sense

Rep. Trent Franks

Conservative champion Rep. Trent Franks (R-Ariz.) unexpectedly announced his resignation tonight, effective Jan. 31 in the new year. If the reason for his departure stated in a Washington Times article is correct, Franks is being railroaded by GOP leadership for the sake of crass political expediency.

Franks and his wife have dealt with infertility by having twins through a surrogate mother, and he acknowledges discussing surrogacy around the office. He just recently learned that these discussions made two female staff members “uncomfortable.”

By Matthew Vadum - Friday, December 8, 2017 - Full Story