Time to End Mueller’s Wild Reign of Malfeasance?

Time to End Mueller’s Wild Reign of Malfeasance?
Since before President Trump’s election, what appears to be a very large cabal at the US Federal Bureau of Investigation has been active in the planning and implementation of its coup d’état against Donald J. Trump should he win the US presidency.  Said policy would, ostensibly, be activated—when and just in case Mr. Trump was elected—by what Deputy Assistant Directors of the Federal Bureau of Investigation Andrew McCabe and Peter Strzok (one of the Mueller-hired biased-against-Trump investigators who also referred to Trump voters being smelly Walmart shoppers and many more vile ‘observations’ in emails sent to Strzok’s lover Lisa Page).  Mr. Trump was elected.  The investigation of Trump’s incoming team began.

By Sher Zieve - Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Full Story

Oof: Rubio says he’ll vote no on the tax bill unless child tax credit is expanded

Rubio says he'll vote no on the tax bill unless child tax credit is expanded
Oh for crying out loud. The guy talks a good game on a lot of things but he’s showing us more by the day that he’s fundamentally clueless about growth and markets. To think I once thought he might be a good president.

Nope:

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Full Story

Rampant rumors suggest Paul Ryan will resign as Speaker after the 2018 midterms

Rampant rumors suggest Paul Ryan will resign as Speaker after the 2018 midterms
This will make some conservatives very happy and others, not so much.  Personally, I’m of the opinion that Mitch McConnell has been much more of a problem than Ryan - but I get where some of the disdain on the right is coming from. Regardless, the rumor mill has shifted into high gear - suggesting that we’re nearing the end of Paul Ryan’s tenure as Speaker and, possibly, his career in the House.

Yesterday, The Huffington Post ran a piece about widespread rumors that Paul Ryan is getting ready to walk away from his position as Speaker of the House.  According to the HuffPo, Ryan’s main goal was tax reform.  Once it passes (assuming it does) he intends to walk away.

“There’s a whole lot of rumors and speculation that the speaker may step aside,” one GOP member told HuffPost this week, a sentiment that was expressed by a number of Republicans who, perhaps tellingly, wouldn’t go on the record to speak about Ryan’s future.

The Wisconsin Republican has made no indication he’s quitting any time soon, but the possibility that Ryan finishes the tax bill and decides he no longer wants to continue in Congress has begun to loom over internal Republican conversations.

When the House Freedom Caucus gathered Monday night, members spent part of their meeting discussing a theory circulating on Capitol Hill and among the downtown Christmas parties that Ryan may believe he’s harpooned his personal white whale of tax reform and decide he’s finished.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Full Story

Time, to start systematically auditing all federal agencies for fraud, corruption, collusion, waste

It is time, beyond time, to start systematically auditing all federal agencies for fraud, corruption, collusion, waste, and abuse. If you can name a federal agency that you really and truly trust you are lucky or delusional. Most agencies fall under the executive branch and are funded by congress. That is how our government was set up. If any agency is failing to meet their goals or is not being responsible with taxpayer money, Congress can and should refuse to give them more money until the problem is fixed.

We are focusing too much attention on the Presidency and not enough on the real problem-Congress. The President is doing what he can to rein in some agencies and to give them responsible leadership. Congress, on the other hand, is completely dysfunctional. They are not even able to
do the simplest of tasks, create a budget.

He or she represents you. Hold them responsible for doing their job.

By Guest Column -- Lyman Williams- Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Full Story

We are spiraling out of control and people are dying because of it

We need to get a grip in this country. We are spiraling out of control and people are dying because of it. The suicide Kentucky State Rep., Dan Johnson is a case in point though probably not the only one. Johnson, who suffered from PTSD was accused of sexual impropriety. The accused is dead as a result of the accusation and untreated PTSD. It appears from investigative reporting that there is something to the complaint but Rep. Johnson never had the benefit of due process.

I do not in any way negate the right and responsibility of those who were honestly harmed. At the same time, we must aggressively protect those who are falsely accused. Once an allegation is made publiclly, the damage is done regardless of the truth of the matter.

We need to step away from the bandwagon on this and give serious thought as to how we go forward. The trend threatens to change the work environment, counselling and treatment facilities, education, and any other circumstance where men and women occupy the same space.

By Guest Column -- Michael Chandler- Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Full Story

Net neutrality vote: FCC repeals Obama-era Internet rules

The Federal Communications Commission voted Thursday to repeal Obama-era net neutrality rules, a move that Republicans say would preserve a “free and open” Internet but has triggered protests from consumer groups, Internet companies and Democratic lawmakers.

The repeal passed on a 3-2, party-line vote. —More….

By Fox News - Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Full Story

Nipigon District Hospital faced with spiraling electricity costs

Nipigon District Hospital faced with spiraling electricity costs
TORONTO, ON: Documents obtained by the Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) reveal that the electricity bills for Nipigon District Hospital have been steadily climbing for five years.

The documents show bills that have grown from $195,073 in 2012 to $336,810 in 2016-17, an increase of nearly 73 per cent.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation - Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Full Story

Yemen after Saleh: Microcosm of a Regional Struggle

Yemen after Saleh: Microcosm of a Regional Struggle
When embarking on the war in Yemen, Saudi Crown Prince Muhammad bin Salman promised a rapid decisive victory over the Houthis and the Iranians (Operation Decisive Storm). So far, however, and was proven again with the assassination of former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh, Saudi Arabia has encountered serious difficulties in defeating a determined enemy on its own doorstep. Even if the internal and external pressures on the Houthis grow stronger, their determination and that of their Iranian allies to continue the military campaign against the Saudis is clear. For its part, the Iranian regime apparently believes that the fighting in Yemen will have an impact on the greater narrative surrounding Iran’s ability to deflect Saudi-American cooperation and reduce their influence in other Middle East arenas, with the emphasis on Syria and Lebanon.

By INSS -- Yoel Guzansky, Eldad Shavit- Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Full Story

Caught up in Pervnado, Republican U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold to ‘retire’

Caught up in Pervnado, Republican U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold to 'retire',
This is the guy Rob told you about a few weeks ago - one of the first members of Congress to avail himself of taxpayer money to settle a sexual harassment complaint. We’re talking, after all, about a guy whose track record prior to becoming a congressman included, er . . . this:

Republican U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Full Story

FCC Net Neutrality Hearing & Vote

 

By Right Side Broadcasting - Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Full Story

Farage: Appeaser Theresa is Dancing to the EU’s Tune and Has Given in on Virtually Everything


Brexit leader Nigel Farage has hit back at British Prime Minister Theresa May’s handling of Brexit negotiations — in which she has made every concession possible to European Union negotiators while failing to deliver Brexit progress — by calling her “Theresa the Appeaser” and stating she had led the nation to dance “to the EU’s tune”.

Farage’s comments came in the chamber of the European Parliament as Eurocrats gathered to discuss Brexit and to criticise Britain’s negotiating team leader David Davis for pointing out that the Brexit agreements so far were not actually legally binding. While this has worried some in the EU including lead negotiator Guy Verhofstadt who has said the agreement should be legally codified as soon as possible, Mr Farage told the parliament they need not worry as PM May would likely continue to give in to every EU demand, as she had been since negotiations began.—More….

By Breitbart News - Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Full Story

The Four Congressmen Remaining In Congress Despite Sexual Misconduct Accusations

Democratic Nevada Rep. Ruben Kihuen has said he will at least remain in Congress through the end of his first term. Kihuen is accused of sexually harassing his campaign finance director, who quit during the primary after he allegedly demanded sex from her on multiple occasions and touched her thighs.

Pelosi stated Kihuen should resign, but he said he has no intention of doing so and accused Pelosi of being a hypocrite. Pelosi, Kihuen claims, knew about the harassment claims during the election and still supported his candidacy. Pelosi denied that claim. (RELATED: Democrat Accused Of Sexual Harassment: Pelosi Knew And Did Nothing About It)—More…

By News on the Net -- DC Caller- Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Full Story

Misandry Rises: In Defense of Men

Misandry Rises: In Defense of Men,
Don’t vote for men!” is the message of a recent campaign ad. Issued by Dana Nessel, Democratic attorney general contender in Michigan, what she literally says is, “Who can you trust most not to show you their [sic] penis in a professional setting?”

She answers that it’s the candidate who doesn’t have one.

Now, a person could easily go tit for tat (not that I’d ever consider such a thing!). Noting how some voters, addressing politicians’ pusillanimity, lament how we need leaders with “a pair,” one could ask “Who can you trust most to have a pair?” and answer “The candidate who by definition has one.”

By Selwyn Duke - Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Full Story

Terry Glavin: Learn from Australia – we should beware of Chinese influence-peddling

As Australia continues to reel from lurid revelations about the extent of Beijing’s influence-peddling, espionage and propaganda operations in that country, Conservative Sen. Linda Frum says Ottawa should follow Canberra’s example by launching an inquiry into the extent of Beijing’s subterfuge in Canada, and by tightening laws to prevent Beijing from meddling in Canadian political processes.

“This is essential. It’s critical. It’s essential for Canadian political sovereignty that we examine this very, very closely,” Frum told me. “I think we need to look at it and I think we need to look at it urgently.”—More…

By News on the Net -- Vancouver Sun- Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Full Story

Brazile: After Hacking, DNC Replicated Server for FBI Then ‘Destroyed’ Machines

WASHINGTON – Former Democratic National Committee Interim Chairwoman Donna Brazile said the DNC paid a great deal of money to make a “replica” of all of the information on their server and computers after the hacking was discovered last year and then “destroyed the machines.”

During a discussion about her new book, Hacks: The Inside Story of the Break-ins and Breakdowns That Put Donald Trump in the White House, Brazile was asked why the DNC did not immediately allow the FBI to examine its server after the hacking took place during the 2016 presidential campaign. Several cybersecurity firms, including CrowdStrike, attributed the hack to Russia.—More…

By News on the Net -- PJ Media- Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Full Story

Tax cut deal makes corporate rate cut effective in 2018

Tax cut deal makes corporate rate cut effective in 2018

One of the worst things about the Senate tax reform bill prior to conference committee is that it delayed implementation of corporate tax rate cut until 2019. It did this so the bill could fit under the 10-year window beyond which the Senate’s goofy budget rules demand there be no projected deficit increase. (And if you want to know what’s wrong with that, we’ve discussed it at length.)

The House bill made the corporate cut effective in 2018, because the House doesn’t have to comply with the Senate’s idiotic rules.

Good news: It’s now coming out that the conference committee report makes the cut effective in 2018. The price we paid for this is that the rate’s being cut from 35 percent to 21 percent, instead of to 20 percent. But it’s still a massive cut and it still takes effect right away. That’s a big win for those of us whose priority is to see this tax reform prioritize economic growth:

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Full Story

Miracle: Iconic Ventura Cross Still Standing After California Fire

An iconic cross in Ventura County, California survived the Thomas fire that ravaged the area over the past week and was left standing in what many people are calling a miracle.

Everything surrounding the cross, which was located on top of a hill overlooking the Mission San Buenaventura church, was destroyed.

Below is what the cross looked like beforehand: —More…

By Breitbart News - Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Full Story

An Anti-Semitic Allahu Akbar in Amsterdam

An Anti-Semitic Allahu Akbar in Amsterdam

Amsterdam’s HaCarmel restaurant sits between two other restaurants. The Jewish kosher eatery whose big blue sign boasts fish, meat and vegetarian options is sandwiched between a sidewalk café with its inevitable Heineken umbrellas on one corner of Amstelveenseweg and an ice cream place on the other corner. There’s an Italian restaurant across the street with some very nice front windows.

If the Muslim refugee had wanted to smash up any eatery, he had plenty of options. But he went to the Kosher restaurant. Inside were wooden chairs, white tablecloths and red roses. Outside came the guttural shriek of, “Allahu Akbar.” This was the battle cry with which Mohammed had inaugurated his massacre and enslavement of the Jews. The cuisine inside HaCarmel is Middle Eastern, but the attack showed why there are few Jews (or Christians) left in the Middle East outside Israel.

The Amsterdam cops had plenty of warning. The “Palestinian” was wearing a Keffiyah on his head, waving a large PLO flag in one hand and brandishing a club in the other while shouting, “Allahu akbar.”

By Daniel Greenfield - Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Full Story

Judicial Watch Sues California and Los Angeles Over Dirty Voter Registration Rolls

Judicial Watch Sues California and Los Angeles Over Dirty Voter Registration Rolls
WASHINGTON—Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a federal lawsuit against Los Angeles County and the State of California over their failure to clean their voter rolls and to produce election-related records as required by the federal National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) (Judicial Watch, Inc. et al. v. Dean C. Logan, et al. (No. 2:17-cv-08948)). The lawsuit was filed in the United States District Court for the Central District of California’s Western Division on behalf of Judicial Watch, Election Integrity Project California, Inc., and Wolfgang Kupka, Rhue Guyant, Jerry Griffin, and Delores M. Mars, who are lawfully registered voters in Los Angeles County.

Judicial Watch argues that the State of California and a number of its counties, including the county of Los Angeles, have registration rates exceeding 100%:

By Judicial Watch - Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Full Story

New York Appeals Court Tosses $4 Million Defamation Suit Against Trump

A New York appeals court tossed out a $4 million defamation suit against President Donald Trump from a Republican consultant alleging that the president damaged her career by calling her a “real dummy” on Twitter.

The five-judge panel on the Manhattan appeals court, the Appellate Division First Department, ruled that a lower court’s January decision to dismiss Cheri Jacobus’s lawsuit should stand.—More…

By Breitbart News - Thursday, December 14, 2017 - Full Story