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CNN exploits a mother’s grief


This morning, February 16, 2018, CNN sank to a new journalistic low by exploiting the grief of a mother mourning her slain Florida high school-age daughter.

Just after she’d spent two hours making funeral arrangements for Alyssa Alhadeff, the network handed Lori Alhadeff a microphone, and faced her toward their camera where she yelled at President Trump to “do something” to stop this from happening.

This is a new low for a news outlet on a mission to discredit the sitting President of the United States by, in this instance, implying that he was, by some willful inaction, complicit in the murder of the young girl.

It illustrates the appalling depth to which the network is willing to go to attack Trump – by merchandising a child’s death to advance its political agenda.

Has CNN no shame?

By Lee Cary - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

We were given detailed tips about Florida shooter’s guns, desire to kill, shooting plans Jan. 5

FBI statement: we were given detailed tips about Florida shooter's guns, desire to kill, and school shooting plans on Jan 5th. 'protocols were not fol
What in the hell is going on at the FBI.

Yesterday, we talked about how the FBI received a tip regarding a YouTube post supposedly made by Parkland Florida shooter Nikolas Cruz back in September.  In it he claimed he wanted to become a “professional school shooter.” The FBI, allegedly, made cursory inquiries into the matter and then dropped it.

That was bad enough.

By Robert Laurie - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Evangelical Pastor, Trump supporter, Mark Burns to seek Gowdy’s seat

Evangelical Pastor, Trump supporter, Mark Burns to seek Gowdy's seat
A few weeks ago, news broke that Trey Gowdy would be leaving politics, abandoning his House seat, and heading off to an unspecified career in the justice system.  Yesterday, in an interview with CNN’s Alisyn Camerota, Gowdy said he misses his old job where, as he put it, “facts matter.”

By Robert Laurie - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Deputy AG Rosenstein speaks on law enforcement announcement



By Fox News - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Mitt’s back. Has he figured out that people like money, or does he just want to be the new McCain?

Mitt's back. Has he figured out that people like money, or does he just want to be the new McCain?
The cult of Romney is enjoying its own private rapture this morning, as the thing they’ve been demanding since 2015 is finally happening.  Mitt Romney has returned to the political stage, and has announced his campaign for the Utah Senate seat held by the retiring Orrin Hatch.



By Robert Laurie - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

Cruz: If dreamers get citizenship, there’s a good chance Trump gets impeached

Cruz: If dreamers get citizenship, there's a good chance Trump gets impeached
Yesterday, Ted Cruz appeared on Fox and Friends where he blasted Republicans who are trying to - in his words - gallop to the left o Barack Obama’s immigration policy.  As the Senator puts it, DACA gave work permits to around 600,000 illegals.  That was unconstitutional, and bad enough, but now some Republicans are trying to out-Obama the former President by lining up to support bills that give citizenship to almost 1.8 million illegals.

Host Brian Kilmeade pointed out that it’s simply part of a deal to get other things they want, but Cruz shot back:



By Robert Laurie - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

The infantile reflex to think ‘our leaders’ can put an end to rising evil

The infantile reflex to think 'our leaders' can put an end to rising evil
We’ve been over this before, and there’s no sense writing the same column again when you can read the original. I said then and I say now:

The problem is that no one knows a way to do it, or is even sure if there is a way to do it. We make efforts all the time to prevent people from doing bad things. Schools have assemblies and preach against bullying. Bullies are not deterred. We air public service announcements that express the horrors of drunk driving. Drunks still get behind the wheel. It’s not that we shouldn’t try, and it’s not that no one is deterred. Some may be. But the moral drivers behind abject evil, or simple irresponsibility, usually don’t respond that well to earnest, helpful reminders to do the right thing. The fact that we all have to live with people who would do such things in our midst is a regrettable fact of life, but it has been this way since the dawn of time.

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

The Clinton Dossier

The Clinton Dossier
There were many damning revelations in the Nunes memo released by a House Intelligence Committee vote. But the most damning of them all doesn’t raise questions about process, but about motive.

The memo told us that the FISA application would not have happened without the Steele dossier. The document known as the Steele dossier was a work product of the Clinton campaign. Not only was Christopher Steele, the former British intel agent who purportedly produced the document, working for an organization hired by the Clinton campaign, but he shared a memo with the FBI from Cody Shearer, a Clinton operative, listing some of the same allegations as the ones in his dossier. That memo has raised questions about whether Steele had been doing original research or just dressing up a smear by Shearer.

By Daniel Greenfield - Friday, February 16, 2018 - Full Story

The United States Constitution vs. Leftists

The United States Constitution vs. Leftists
When leftists don’t get their way, much like a 5-year-old child, they usually throw a tantrum and resort to extreme measures without regard to the consequences. A recent example of this kind of childish behavior is on display where California now wants to secede from the United States because Donald Trump won the Presidential election.  They are calling the movement “Calexit” named closely after “Brexit” where the U.K. passed a referendum to leave the European Union. The California strategy, which is picking up momentum, is planning for California to secede from the U.S. by 2020. But just as an emotional outburst doesn’t lend itself to clear logical reasoning, many questions remain unanswered regarding how California will handle its infrastructure needs, military obligations, and currency, etc. as a separate country.

By Rick Hayes - Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Full Story

Ready to get serious? Will we undo 50 years of bad federal, state, local mental health decisions?

So, are we ready to get serious? Will we undo 50 years of bad federal, state, and local mental health decisions?
As I’ve written several times before, kids used to bring their guns to school all the time.  Most schools in the 40’s and 50’s - and many schools all the way until the 70’s, had gun clubs.  Kids brought their weapons to school on the bus, placed them in lockers, and went to the range after school.  There were virtually no shootings.

With a few, now-rare, exceptions, the practice of school-sponsored gun clubs ended in the 80’s.  There are examples out there of places where it still exists, but you have to look pretty hard to find them.  Guns are forbidden in 99% of America’s schools, and yet the number of mass shootings still seems to be climbing.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Full Story

Oy: Trump budget proposal includes $11.5 billion in ObamaCare insurer bailouts

Oy: Trump budget proposal includes $11.5 billion in ObamaCare insurer bailouts
The core problem with ObamaCare has always been that its economic model is unsustainable. You can’t mandate guarnateed coverage to those who are elderly or already sick without allowing insurers to charge what they’ll need to cover the costs of such benefits. The Obama Administration tried to do it by mandating that everyone buy health insurance in order to expand the risk pool, but that requirement was ineffective and wildly unpopular - and now it’s gone as part of the tax reform bill passed at the end of last year.

Because the Democrats knew they were mandating a system that couldn’t stand up under its own insane structure, they built into ObamaCare a mechanism to bailout health insurers who lost money complying with the law’s coverage mandate. When Donald Trump ran for president, he railed against these bailouts, rightly calling them one of ObamaCare’s worst hidden elements.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Full Story

Let’s be honest about the real reason Congress won’t cut spending

Let's be honest about the real reason Congress won't cut spending
One of the most delusional conceits of “true conservatives” is that, if only all Republicans were principled like they are, we could get spending under control. It’s a hell of a burden to be among the few, the proud, the philosophically pure while everyone else mouths conservative platitudes while secretly harboring dreams of a big-government regime that controls our every thought and action.

That is not how it works, and that is not why conservative dreams of spending restraint never seem to come to fruitition.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Full Story

President Trump Full Address to Nation After Florida School Shooting



By Right Side Broadcasting - Thursday, February 15, 2018 - Full Story

Florida’s High School Spree-Killing—As Democrat Fundraising Opportunity

Florida's High School Spree-Killing--As Democrat Fundraising Opportunity
After a disturbed former student shot and killed at least 17 people yesterday afternoon at a Miami-area high school, the gun-grabbing Left demanded even more regulation of firearms, which, despite constitutional protections, are already the most heavily regulated consumer good in America.

President Trump expressed sympathy for the victims. “My prayers and condolences to the families of the victims of the terrible Florida shooting. No child, teacher or anyone else should ever feel unsafe in an American school,” Trump tweeted.


The genius of Trump’s food stamp proposal: You’re not supposed to like being on food stamps

The genius of Trump's food stamp proposal: You're not supposed to like being on food stamps
If I was on food stamps, I wouldn’t like this either.

I think that’s the point. If you can’t afford to buy your own food and you need the government to provide it for you, then you get it on the government’s terms. That’s usually what happens when someone else is supplying your needs. Don’t like it? Take every available action to get off food stamps and achieve independence, at which point you can buy whatever you want at the grocery store with your own money that you earned.

By Dan Calabrese - Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - Full Story

NJ Dem Bob Menendez says ‘chain migration’ is an ‘obscene’ and ‘dehumanizing’ term

NJ Democrat Bob Menendez says 'chain migration' is an 'obscene' and 'dehumanizing' term. ...Despite he and other Dems using it for years
Until recently, the phrase “chain migration” was used by just about everyone to describe the process by which immigrants were bringing their families to the United States.  It was, and is, a completely benign descriptor.  It doesn’t infer race, religion, or merit.  It’s simply about method.

However, someone at Democrat headquarters decided that Dems weren’t doing enough to pander to their base.  Since their base loves to scream “racism” at the top of its lungs, it was decided that “chain migration” was suddenly a monstrous, dehumanizing, term bigots use to “other-ize” dreamers. Attacks began immediately.

By Robert Laurie - Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - Full Story

Race and IQ: A High School Science Fair Project Ignites a Storm

Race and IQ: A High School Science Fair Project Ignites a Storm
We don’t know the student’s name, but we do know that he hit a nerve—in fact, he hit a whole bunch of them. Identified only as a boy of Asian descent at C.K. McClatchy High School in California, the teen’s recent science-fair project, “Race and IQ,” propounded the thesis that differences in groups’ average intelligence influence their academic performance. He couldn’t win, though, because his project was removed after parents, staff and other students became “upset” and one girl said she felt “unsafe and uneasy.” The irony?

A project on evolution would no doubt have been well received—even though an assumption of racial differences is implicit in evolutionary theory.

By Selwyn Duke - Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - Full Story

Valentine’s Day: Grateful Shopping for Bathroom Flooring

Valentine's Day: Grateful Shopping for Bathroom Flooring
Mary is my wife of 40 years.  A few weeks ago, we excitedly purchased a new bathroom vanity on sale.  We concluded that we should also replace the bathroom flooring.  Experiencing pain in her shoulder that got progressively worse daily, Mary saw a doctor.  The doctor’s diagnosis was a severe muscle strain and prescribed meds.

By Lloyd Marcus - Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - Full Story

White House Press Briefing with Press Secretary Sarah Sanders



By Right Side Broadcasting - Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - Full Story

Report: Trump threatens to veto any DACA immigration bill that veers from his ‘four pillar’ plan

Report: Trump threatens to veto any DACA immigration bill that veers from his 'four pillar' plan
Yesterday, Trump tweeted the following optomistic appraisal of the now-ongoing negotiations over a comprehensive immigration bill:

By Robert Laurie - Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - Full Story