Old Letters to the editor

Old Letters to the editor
Letters from before 2008.

By News on the Net - Sunday, July 17, 2016 - Full Story

Contradiction:  Trust our arguments and reason, when we say we are too immature to own a weapon

Contradiction:  Trust our arguments and reason, when we say we are too immature to own a weapon
Illogic has become endemic in our youth, much at the fault of indoctrination referred to as education, but also by the lack of parental involvement in children’s lives.

The aftermath of the Parkland. Florida mass shooting has spawned every level of emotional breakdown, from students and fact-resistant adults’ boorish behavior at the CNN “town hall” to the disrespectful rabble-rousing of Debbie Wasserman Schultz at a prayer vigil.

By A. Dru Kristenev - Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Full Story

Report: John McCain Associate Invokes the Fifth to Avoid Testifying on Trump Hoax Dossier

NEW YORK — David J. Kramer, a former State Department official and longtime associate of John McCain, reportedly invoked the Fifth Amendment to get out of testifying before the House Intelligence Committee regarding the infamous, largely discredited 35-page dossier on President Donald Trump.

Kramer, who is a central player in how the unverified Trump dossier made its way to the FBI in late 2016, testified before the committee in December in a closed-door session, indicating he had information about the dossier’s sources. A subpoena was issued for mid-January, as first reported by the Washington Examiner.— More…

By Breitbart News - Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Full Story

US Embassy in Jerusalem Will Open in May

US Embassy in Jerusalem Will Open in May
JERUSALEM, ISRAEL - President Donald Trump announced today that the new U.S. Embassy in Jerusalem will open in May 2018 to coincide with the 70th anniversary of when David Ben Gurion announced the establishment of the Jewish state and Israel took its place among the nations on May 14, 1948.

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson signed off on the security plan yesterday for moving the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, and a ribbon-cutting ceremony is being planned for mid-May.

By Liberty Counsel - Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Full Story

Depending On Ignorance

Depending On Ignorance
We are burdened with a decades old liberal-socialist deep state, a corrupt mainstream media, and a public school and university system that perverts our history, culture and Constitution. This has spawned a legion of young and now mature individuals grabbing microphones. They make sweeping statements as ones with authority, but demonstrate their ignorance on subjects like the Constitution, of which they were taught little or nothing. The Left depends on this ignorance to further their grip on our liberty, furthering their agenda. It is manipulation on a grand scale.

By Ray DiLorenzo - Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Full Story

Surprise, Guess Who Is More Popular than Obama?

Surprise, Guess Who Is More Popular than Obama?
On Friday, President Trump addressed the largest crowd of conservative activists in the history of CPAC. It was another memorable Trump speech, listing his many accomplishments and encouraging the crowd to support Republican candidates in the mid-term elections. For 80 minutes, the President discussed an array of issues such as tax cuts, judicial appointments, immigration and the strong economy.

To the delight of the crowd, Trump claimed that “we have got seven years to go folks.” Of course, this did not thrill the President’s many enemies in the national news media. MSNBC’s Ali Veshi said the President’s speech was similar to what he has “heard from Hugo Chavez or Fidel Castro or Erdogan. President Putin gives something like this every year, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad used to give speeches like this.” Both Veshi and his co-host, Stephanie Ruhle claimed that the speech was filled with “lies.” They were also aggravated that the President discussed 31 topics but did not mention Russia. Hey, Ali and Stephanie, since there is no collusion or obstruction of justice, why should he mention a “fake news” story like Russia?



By Jeff Crouere - Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Full Story

U.S. will move Israeli embassy to Jerusalem in May

U.S. will move Israeli embassy to Jerusalem in May
Early speculation was that the move would take at least a year, if not more. Some speculated that it would never happen because the logistics would prove too difficult.

But, um, we do have a president who knows a thing or two about real estate - and is clearly motivated to get this done. Come May, it will be a done deal:

By Dan Calabrese - Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Full Story

U.S. imposes even more severe sanctions on those trading with North Korea

U.S. imposes even more severe sanctions on those trading with North Korea
Likely media narrative: Mean Yankee capitalists make Pyongyang’s sweetheart cry, but she is stoic and unbowed with minimal eye makeup.

Oh, in case you missed it, there’s also a rogue regime threatening nuclear holocaust, and its greatest vulnerability is that virtually no wealth is produced in the giant prison country, so it’s entirely reliant on outsiders to get the things it needs. Today, the U.S. made it considerably more difficult for that to happen:

By Dan Calabrese - Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Full Story

Seeing the Light

Seeing the Light
The renowned Smithsonian Institute recently published an article “Scientists Create a New Form of Light by Linking Photons.” Yeah, a “New Form of Light”—really?

This revolutionary discovery is eloquently described by freelance journalist Marissa Fessenden in a post published as noted above. The research report she refers to has recently been  published in the Science magazine, authored by no less than ten authors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Harvard University, Princeton University, National Institute of Standards and Technology and University of Maryland(NIST/UM) , and the University of Chicago, surely, all renowned institutes of higher learning and top notch research. The lead author, Dr. Qi-Yu Liang, currently hails from the NIST/UM.

By Dr. Klaus L.E. Kaiser - Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Full Story

Make school shootings a thing of the past and now

Make school shootings a thing of the past and now
According to the FBI, there have been over 160 school shootings since 2000.  All kinds of guns were used in these, some of the perpetrators were apprehended and some killed themselves.  All attacks were completed in the first 5 minutes, before the police or other authorities could respond.  The bottom line was that the school was on its own during the shooting crisis until they were ready to pick up bodies and treat the wounded.

Starting with Columbine and now the growing collection of school shootings there has been no real effort put in place to protect our kids, only talk and the usual gun control screams.  This has been at the continued expense of our children and their safety.

By Dr. Laurie Roth - Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Full Story

Defining Deviancy Down

Defining Deviancy Down
That phrase was coined by the late Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan in trying to show that a society has a limit in tolerating bad behavior before it has to start lowering its standards.  He also called it “moral deregulation”, that has eroded families, increased crime and produced the mentally ill “homeless” population.  The erudite pundit Charles Krauthammer expanded on Moynihan’s phrase by proposing the reverse -  that not only we were “minimizing what was once considered deviant”, but we were also “finding deviant what was once considered normal”.  Since the 1960s, the decline in ethical, moral behavior has steadily declined up the present day where we have behavior that is not only crude in speech, but is dangerous in actions against our fellow man.  The disrespect, by some in our society, against our mores and traditions is manifested in the violent crimes that occur all too frequently today in our once safe venues like schools, shopping malls, theaters, houses of worship etc., it is a clear signal that something is amiss in our society today.

By Chuck Lehmann - Saturday, February 24, 2018 - Full Story

The Humanitarian Hoax of Multiple Realities

The Humanitarian Hoax of Multiple Realities
The Humanitarian Hoax is a deliberate and deceitful tactic of presenting a destructive policy as altruistic. The humanitarian huckster presents himself as a compassionate advocate when in fact he is the disguised enemy.

The ideological strivings of our Founding Fathers were rooted in freedom, liberty, limited government, and the separation of church and state. They sought to create a more perfect union - a society of individuals cooperating by mutual consent. Psychiatrist Lyle Rossiter’s stunning book The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness details America’s extraordinary achievement of ordered liberty, how its infrastructure complements the nature of man, and how the collectivist liberal narrative is pathologically antithetical to ordered liberty.

By Linda Goudsmit - Friday, February 23, 2018 - Full Story

Trump Right to Take Hatchet to International “Orbital Turkey”

Trump Right to Take Hatchet to International Orbital Turkey
Houston, we have a problem.

That’s the way boosters of the International Space Station (ISS) see reports that the forthcoming Trump Administration budget essentially eliminates NASA funding for the orbital International Space Station (ISS) after the current authorization ends in 2024. Texas Republican Senator Ted Cruz is leading the attack, blaming the “numbskulls” at the Office of Management and Budget. “As a fiscal conservative, you know one of the dumbest things you can do is cancel programs after billions in investment when there is still serious usable life ahead,” he said.

By Michael Fumento - Friday, February 23, 2018 - Full Story

Soros Buying a Texas DA Seat

Soros Buying a Texas DA Seat
Leftist billionaire George Soros has been pouring big money into a Texas district attorney race as part of his effort to install extremist prosecutors across America who will protect lawless so-called sanctuary cities that obstruct the enforcement of federal immigration law.

We already knew that pressure groups funded by Soros are litigating to keep U.S. ports-of-entry wide open to terrorists and other people who hate America. And leftist propaganda shops like the Brennan Center for Justice, which has taken in about $23 million from Soros since 2000, have churned out reports arguing that state judicial systems need to be reshaped to more closely follow the Left’s agenda.


Florida School Shooting: Typical Leftist Exploitation

Florida School Shooting: Typical Leftist Exploitation
When I first heard about the terrible Florida school shooting, I knew the American Left (Democrats, fake news and Hollywood) would shamefully exploit the victims the way they always do. The Leftists’ manual, “Rules for Radicals” says, “Never let a crisis go to waste.” In other words, always exploit victim’s pain and suffering to further the Leftists’ agenda. We’ve seen Leftists repeatedly use this insidious heartless tactic.

Every time a tragic incident happens, cold calculating Leftist operatives run to the victims with open arms pretending to have their best interest at heart; vowing to fix the problem. But rather than seeking real commonsense solutions, Leftists use victims as cover to further their extreme agenda and attack people they hate; Christians, gun owners, the NRA, Conservatives, Republicans, achievers, non victim-minded minorities and straight white men. The same way Muslim terrorists attack when using women and children as shields, Leftists attack their enemies from behind victims. It is disgusting and evil.

By Lloyd Marcus - Friday, February 23, 2018 - Full Story

Dirty Dick Durbin is banned from receiving Holy Communion

Dirty Dick Durbin is banned from receiving Holy Communion

By Dag Barkley - Friday, February 23, 2018 - Full Story

Tucker Carlson interviews Colton Haab about CNN scripting questions - Haab doubles down, names names

Tucker Carlson interviews Colton Haab about CNN scripting questions - Haab doubles down, names names
Yesterday, I asked why anyone would ever be surprised that CNN would stack the deck in their gun control “Town Hall.”  Gun control, along with socialized medicine, is one of their two ideological holy grails. Anyone who’s watched CNN for any length of time knows that. CNN issued a strong denial, but they’ve done this sort of thing in their debates and in their coverage, so it’s no stretch to think they’d do it here.

Still, there are those - even in conservative media - who doubt Colton Haab’s claim that CNN had refused to let him ask his question, and instead scripted a question for him.  I’m not sure why. Most of the raised eyebrows leaned heavily on the idea that “CNN probably didn’t want him to run through a speech, so they edited whatever he presented.”

By Robert Laurie - Friday, February 23, 2018 - Full Story

Trump Hits 50% Approval

The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Friday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance. Forty-nine percent (49%) disapprove.

This is the president’s highest job approval rating since mid-June of last year. President Obama earned 45% approval on this date in the second year of his presidency.—More…

By News on the Net -- Rasmussen- Friday, February 23, 2018 - Full Story

CNN’s Van Jones: We shouldn’t have more guns in schools because teachers will shoot the black kids

CNN The Propaganda network: Also, the NRA is a lot like the KKK
Is there anyone out there who still takes CNN seriously?  That’s not a rhetorical question.  I’m honestly curious.  I know a few people will occasionally take a stab at defending Jake Tapper, but even that’s getting tough lately.

In the old days, sure.  We all knew which way the network leaned, but they at least tried to hide it. There was some middling attempt to maintain an air of credibility.  These days? These days things are different.

By Robert Laurie - Friday, February 23, 2018 - Full Story

Watch President Trump’s entire CPAC speech here

Watch President Trump's entire CPAC speech here, Strong and well received
Like Pence’s speech yesterday, Trump’s CPAC appearance covered a lot of territory.  From the school shooting in Florida to MS-13, to DACA and ObamaCare, his freeform address was part victory lap, part promise, and part ...just a guywho seems to be enjoying himself.

Considering the Trump/NeverTrump divide at the conference, I’d say it was fairly strong and certainly well received.

If there was any actual news here, it’s that North Korea is about to be facing a new round of sanctions - “the heaviest ever imposed.”



By Robert Laurie - Friday, February 23, 2018 - Full Story