Cover Stories, NewsTrump wins battle against Political Correctness
By Jeff Crouere
When Donald Trump announced for President, he made some strong statements about the immigration problems facing our nation. He said that Mexico was “bringing drugs, they’re bringing crime, they’re rapists, and some, I assume, are good people.” In essence, Trump noted that Mexico was not sending their scientists and scholars to America.
Can Congress Thwart Obama’s Lifeline to the Castros?
By Arnold Ahlert
On Wednesday, President Obama announced that the U.S. and Cuba will reestablish diplomatic ties. “This is what change looks like,” the president declared. It remains to be seen if Congress will embrace the Communist dictatorship with as much gusto.
Congress is the entity that must approve spending millions on building an embassy, confirming an ambassador, and softening the sanctions imposed on a nation with an extensive track record of human rights violations. Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL) is leading the charge against the administration. On Wednesday he made it clear he is opposed to the normalization process, and threatened to delay the nomination of an ambassador. “It is important for the United States to continue being a beacon of freedom for the Cuban people,” Rubio said in a written statement. “I intend to work with my colleagues to block the administration’s efforts to pursue diplomatic relations with Cuba and name an ambassador to Havana until substantive progress is made on these important issues.”
Idiot spray-paints NIGGER on Dan’s church . . . and the pastor offers the most awesome response ever
By Dan Calabrese
I got a phone call yesterday morning from my pastor, wanting my help with a matter that had come up. That in itself is not unusual, but the nature of the matter was. In recent weeks we’d had a series of break-in attempts at the church, and while they hadn’t succeeded in getting inside the building, they had stolen the very large grill we keep outside for church barbecues and other special events. Well that can be replaced, although not cheaply.
But whoever it is that’s been doing this - presumably the same people who have been throwing empty three-ounce liquor bottles around the grounds - decided to also leave us a little message on the back door adjacent to our loading dock. Keep in mind, I live in Michigan. Not in the deep south. The photo above is one I took myself at my pastor’s request.
Oregon imposes gag order on Christian bakers in gay wedding case
By Dan Calabrese
I don’t know if you’ve followed the case of Sweet Cakes by Melissa. This is the now-closed bakery in Oregon that has become a target of state officials because its Christian owners declined to bake a cake for a lesbian wedding.
Not only has the business been forced to close, the state has fined the Kleins $135,000. But it gets worse. Much worse. Now that state has responded to a radio interview the Kleins gave by ordering them to no longer talk publicly about why their faith compels them to decline such business.
We’ve been telling you for some time now that this gay wedding business is little more than a cover for Fascism. Some of you thought that was way overblown. Can you still doubt it after this?
Is the Clinton Email Coverup Unraveling?
By Matthew Vadum
Federal investigators may be closer to seizing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s illicit off-site email server as evidence emerges that she transmitted classified information through it and that key Obama White House officials knew about her clandestine email account for years.
On Tuesday the Department of State made available on its website 3,000 pages of Clinton’s emails. Clinton emphatically declared months ago that none of the thousands of emails she sent using her hacker-friendly dedicated server contained classified information.
As it turns out the State Department had to redact 25 of the newly unveiled emails because they contained the very same classified information Hillary said she didn’t send. This is but a fraction of the 55,000 pages of email the former secretary of state gave to the diplomatic agency for processing. Under federal court order, the State Department is conducting monthly Clinton document dumps after screening and redacting the emails.
Anti-2nd Amendment gun smuggler, Democrat Leland Yee, headed to prison
By Robert Laurie
Hey, remember Leland Yee? Sure you do. He was a left-wing State Senator who represented California’s 8th district. He also ran for Mayor of San Francisco, and was generally considered a Bay Area political fixture. He spent most of his time trying to do away with guns and violent video games. At least that’s what he did when he wasn’t busy facilitating the sale of firearms and shoulder-launched missiles between Islamic extremists in the Philippines and undercover FBI agents.
State Of Palestine and Islamic State Highlight International Double Standards
By David Singer
UNESCO, the United Nations and just this week - the Vatican - have recognised that the “State of Palestine” exists—despite the fact that it lacks all four basic requirements laid down in Article 1 of the Montevideo Convention 1933:
“The state as a person of international law should possess the following qualifications: a ) a permanent population; b ) a defined territory; c ) government; and d) capacity to enter into relations with the other states.”
Unconstitutional Court Rulings
By Douglas V. Gibbs
If you look inside the pages of the United States Constitution, among the expressly granted authorities to the federal government, you will never find judicial review. In fact, the judicial branch was originally intended to be the weakest of the three branches of government. Yet, using the power of judicial review, of which the courts granted to themselves largely based on the written opinion of Chief Justice John Marshall regarding the Marbury v. Madison ruling in 1803, the Supreme Court recently set the U.S. Constitution upon the final path towards extinction with rulings regarding marriage, health care, and elections.
In the cases of health care and marriage, the high court sided with federal control over issues that have never constitutionally been authorized to the federal government. In the case of elections, the Supreme Court of the United States determined that States cannot verify citizenship of voters at the time of registering to vote, despite the fact that the manner in which the electoral process is held is largely left to the States, and one must be a citizen in order to vote in the first place.
Recent CFP Columns IT chief at IRS just blown away at how so many Lois Lerner e-mails were accidentally erased
By Dan Calabrese --American Politics
You know, it’s the darndest thing. The IRS tried really really really really really hard to recover all those Lois Lerner e-mails. But you see, what happened was, there was this improbable series of unforeseen accidents, glitches, screwups, mistakes, misfortunes and anomalies. And they couldn’t get them. So, sorry! But rest assured, none of this was intentional!
A helpful list of all the e-mail lies Hillary’s already been caught in
By Dan Calabrese --American Politics
I don’t really have anything new here that we didn’t cover over the course of the past week or two. Hillary hasn’t stopped being a self-serving liar, and she hasn’t become a bigger one because that isn’t possible. But in her Potomac Watch column for the Wall Street Journal, Kim Strassel did a nice job of cataloging what we know so far about just about big a liar Hillary has been concerning her private e-mail server, the e-mails she turned over to the State Department and what they contained.
Ex-CNN anchor’s life saved by gun rights CNN doesn’t think you should have
By Robert Laurie --Gun Control - Second Amendment
Anyone who spends any amount of time subjecting themself to the lunacy of CNN’s primetime lineup is well aware of one simple fact. The “house that Turner built” is no fan of the 2nd Amendment. They’ve got a whole stable of anchors, reporters, and analysts whose entire raison d’etre is the limitation or elimination of your gun rights.
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge a high tech but frustrating phone for cyber curmudgeons
By Jim Bray --Science-Technology
It’s cool and it’s high tech, but to this middle aged user Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge is as annoying as it is innovative and interesting. Of course, maybe that’s just me, because nearly everyone I showed the phone to thought it was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
Senate Puts Self-Interest Ahead of Public Interest
By Canadian Taxpayers Federation --Canada
(This commentary ran in the Toronto Sun on Friday, July 3, 2015)
Imagine there was a rule in our justice system where a convicted criminal could avoid a jail term by simply refusing to show up at prison. This would no doubt strike most people as a ridiculous loophole.
Israel’s populist energy crisis
By Caroline Glick --World News
The real cause of the plummet in investments in Israel lays elsewhere. And to understand it we need to understand recent developments in the natural gas industry.
All those clerks out there refusing to issue same-sex marriages licenses had better be prepared to f
By Dag Barkley --Cartoons
Jessie, how are you? Sorry about that snub at the eulogy in South Carolina the other day…
By Dag Barkley --Cartoons
Exposing Hollywood Pedophiles
By Cliff Kincaid --American Politics
Director Amy Berg exposed the cover-up of pedophilia in the Catholic Church in her 2006 Oscar-nominated documentary, “Deliver Us from Evil.” On Friday night, July 3, New Yorkers can see her new explosive documentary on how pedophiles operate in Hollywood and cover up their crimes. Her film, “An Open Secret,” is being shown at the Cinema Village at 22 East 12th Street in New York City.
Several journalists are included in the film, with one describing his attempt to document the sexual crimes committed by top Hollywood figures and how his story exposing this criminal conduct was killed.
George Takei’s Undignified H8 for “Blackface” Clarence Thomas
By Arthur Christopher Schaper --American Politics
He [Associate Justice Clarence Thomas] is a clown in black face, sitting on the Supreme Court. He gets me that angry. He doesn’t belong there.
These words did not come out of the mouth of a white segregationist, or a closet bigot living in San Francisco. These words were uttered by former Commander Sulu of Star Trek, known to all of us as George Takei.
SCOTUS Mercury Ruling is a Wake Up Call for EPA
By Institute for Energy Research --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
The Supreme Court ruled on June 29, 2015, that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must consider costs before determining to regulate mercury and other toxic emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants.(i] EPA contended that, under the Clean Air Act, it only need to consider public health when making the initial decision to regulate those emissions.
PAKISTAN: Blasphemy Law Reform Drafted
By News on the Net --Christianity - Religion
Source: Morning Star News
For Christians in Pakistan, current blasphemy laws continue to pose a threat to their safety and well-being. The existing statutes have become an extreme burden for the country’s minority faith group—leading to harassment and, in many cases, severe punishment. At least 14 people are presently on death row, and 19 others are serving life sentences.
Silicone On Trial- An Updated History
By Jack Dini --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
Twenty-five years ago from this coming December marks the anniversary of the famous Connie Chung diatribe against breast implants reports Dr. Jack D. Fisher, a surgeon and professor emeritus of surgery at UC San Diego, in his new book Silicone On Trial. (1)
TransLink Tax Defeated!
By Canadian Taxpayers Federation --Canada
VANCOUVER, B.C.: Cash-strapped Lower Mainland taxpayers wanting accountability and better management at TransLink are the real winners in today’s historic defeat of the TransLink sales tax, says the No TransLink Tax campaign and Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF).
A Call to a Declaration of Dependence
By Liberty Counsel --American Freedom
Orlando, FL - Liberty Counsel is calling on pastors this Sunday to participate in a Declaration of Dependence. As we celebrate Independence Day on July 4, we need to remember that our liberties flow from God. The Declaration of Independence calls these God-given liberties “unalienable.”
Jimmy Carter says Obama’s had ‘minimal’ global successes, bemoans diminished US prestige and respect
By Robert Laurie --American Politics
Jimmy Carter is a man who knows a thing or two about a Presidency that’s free of international successes. His White House tenure is practically synonymous with foreign policy debacles. So, when he starts talking about Obama’s failure as an international leader, he’s speaking from experience.
A message to all you anti people: Stop raining on our parade!
By Herman Cain --American Politics
We have a regular caller named Jeff, who always ends his comments with, “Your right to be free is my right to be free from you.”
Bill C-377: Landmark union disclosure legislation passed by Senate
By News on the Net --Canada
The National Citizens Coalition is pleased to announce that Bill C-377 has been voted on and passed by the Senate.
In fear of ourselves
By Sarge --American Politics
We made a searching and fearless moral inventory of ourselves.
China’s Carbon Prices Collapse
By Guest Column --Global Warming-Energy-Environment
Beijing has made a lot of headlines recently for its eco-friendly target setting, and central to many of these plans has been the implementation of regional carbon markets, and eventually the creation of a national system. So far things are not going exactly according to plan. Prices in five of China’s carbon markets have fallen sharply. Permits in the biggest pilot exchange in Guangdong have dropped 73 percent.—The American Interest, 1 July 2015
Hell Will Be FABULOUS
By Church Militant --Christianity - Religion
“The world offers you comfort, but you were not made for comfort — you were made for greatness.” So says Pope Benedict a couple of years ago.
Basing their decision on “inartful drafting” tags the majority as “inartful dodger
By Guest Column --American Healthcare
VIRGINIA BEACH, Virginia—A majority of the Supreme Court in King v. Burwell got it wrong. Instead of applying the ObamaCare law as written, the 6-3 majority took a bold step and actually rewrote the law.
A key part of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) says the subsidies are available only to Americans who enrolled “through an exchange established by the state”—a clear reason, as we argued in our amicus brief, that the subsidies should not be available to those in states without their own exchanges.
A Circular Firing Squad Isn’t Just a Joke
By Jim Yardley --American Politics
The GOP does more than simply aid and abet Democrats desire to destroy America. It appears the GOP is even more dedicated to destroying themselves.
Let’s face it, there really are sixteen Republicans angling for the nomination of their party:
That’s eight men with experience as state Governors, five that are (or have been) U.S. Senators, two are (or were) CEOs of major corporations and one who is a noted pediatric surgeon. One of the CEOs is female, two of the Senators are of Hispanic descent, and one candidate is of Indian ancestry while another is African-American.
House votes to put ObamaCare death panels to death
By Dan Calabrese --American Healthcare
Just in case you believed the mainstream media and their “fact-checkers” with the claims that this had been “debunked,” know that Sarah Palin was 100 percent correct when she talked about ObamaCare death panels. The Independent Payment Advisory Board is not only empowered to restrict life-saving measures and medications because IPAB thinks they cost too much, it’s also shielded from having to get congressional approval for its decisions.
We told you two years ago how and why IPAB is little more than a government cabal empowered to use its cost-cutting authority to decide when lives can be saved and when they cannot. Actually, we didn’t tell you. We quoted a certain doctor named Howard Dean who explained the whole thing in the exact same terms as Palin, save for a certain phrase: