June, 2016

NY Daily News to Major League Baseball: Get rid of God Bless America!

Offense is a spirit you decide to pick up and carry around. If you’re offended, it’s not the fault of the thing that is the object of your offense. It’s your own fault because you made the choice to let the thing offend you. Because you wanted to be offended.

No one picks up offense more than a left-wing atheist, It’s pretty much their reason for living. They sit around and take offense at things other people believe in, express and live by. If they have a belief system of their own, it’s basically, I believe that you’re offending me!

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Full Story

Phew. We can all relax. David Axelrod says we can ‘take Clinton’s word’ on that Lynch plane meeting

Over the years, I’ve had many thoughts about Obama strategist and advisor, David Axelrod. I’ve thought he was conniving, a liar, borderline crazy, a barely closeted socialist, and a brown-nosing statist.  I’ve also thought that he’s trying to win some sort of bizarre Adolph Hitler lookalike contest. I have not, however, thought he was stupid. What others might have seen as stupidity, I saw as willful ignorance in pursuit of agenda.

That just changed.

David Axelrod says he takes Bill Clinton and Loretta Lynch “at their word” when they say they’re weird, clandestine, private plane meeting had nothing to do with the FBI’s probe into Hillary Clinton’s email scandal.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Full Story

Butterflies on the brains of the Three Amigos should give us butterflies in the stomach

The always charming but ever wily Kofi Annan got away with it first: had folks close their eyes and imagine butterflies rather than the rampages of Islamic terrorism which cannot be a clear and present danger to earthlings if it doesn’t exist in the first place.

‘Scientists tell us that the world of nature is so small and interdependent that a butterfly flapping its wings in the Amazon rainforest can generate a violent storm on the other side of the earth. The principle is known as the Butterfly Effect. Today, we realize, perhaps more than ever, that the world of humans also has its own Butterfly Effect—for better or for worse.’” (Kofi Annan, Nobel Peace Prize Acceptance Speech, Dec. 10, 2001)

By Judi McLeod - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Full Story

Ending Prosperity and Liberty For All but the World Elites

This morning, yet another story on the devastating destruction of Venezuela crossed my desk.  People are roaming the streets, rummaging through trash cans and killing domestic cats and dogs for food.  There is no food in markets in Venezuela.  Most hospitals have been shut down.  In this oil rich country, the refineries are barely functional and there is little-to-no gasoline.  Venezuela now has very limited electrical power.  Those who are able have, already, left the country.  Although Venezuela had its political problems for many years—on a Caribbean cruise in the 1980s the cruise ship on which my husband and I were traveling couldn’t visit Caracas due to Leftist political turmoil raging in the city—its deconstruction and reconstruction as a 4th world country (one which has out of necessity reverted back to the hunter-gatherer modality) hadn’t yet occurred.  Venezuela was back on its feet for some time before it’s utter demise was to begin, in 1999, under the brutal Marxist Hugo Chavez regime.

By Sher Zieve - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Full Story

Watch: CNN’s Christian Amanpour loses her mind in interview with pro-Brexit Brit

CNN. The Clinton News Network. That bastion of journalistic integrity which, if you believe so-called ‘moderates’ represents one of the last two truly unbiased news sources in the United States. (The other, because they’re not really moderate, is the laughably left-wing NPR.)

For liberals who are willing to drop the whole “oh, we don’t own a TV shtick” and still subscribe to cable, CNN has become something of a public persona litmus test. By pledging their allegiance to the grand pappy of cable news nets, they can pretend they’re not quite as crazy as MSNBC viewers, but are still better than those Right Wing Nut Jobs watching Fox.

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Full Story

Regulation Overload

One of the more disturbing trends in government expansion over the last 30 years has been the collection of laws, regulations and binding court decisions that make up the ‘nanny state.’ These laws and regulations represent government at its most arrogant.

The tide of red tape that threatens to drown US consumers and businesses surged yet again in 2015. More than $22 billion per year in new regulatory costs were imposed on Americans last year, pushing the total burden for the Obama presidency to exceed $100 billion annually. (1)

By Jack Dini - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Full Story

Range Rover a classy suit of diesel-powered clothes

Range Rover has a solution for buyers of big,  luxury sports utes who don’t want to pay through the nose at the gas pump to get their big and heavy luxury vehicles around: get a diesel!

It’s too bad diesels have received so much bad publicity over the last year or so, because they really are remarkable power plants. Where else can you get gobs of oomph and still achieve great "gas" mileage other than electric cars, most of which still don’t have the range and take too long to charge?

By Jim Bray - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Full Story

13 Hours and Anomalisa - two very different tales of humanity

One is a big and brash look at some American heroes left out to dry by their government and the other is an animated take on one man’s bittersweet attempt to feel like he belongs. And though they don’t have a lot in common, 13 Hours: The Secret Soldiers of Benghazi and Anomalisa kind of bookend the movie business: a larger than life action movie and a smaller than life artsy fartsy "think piece."

Of the two, I preferred 13 Hours, not so much because it’s a better movie or a better story, but because it’s a more important film, a whistleblowing on a corrupt political regime for whom the military are pawns to be used and abused. I had hoped for more from Anomalisa, being a sucker for stop motion animation, but came away wondering why they bothered making it that way; about the only thing that made stop motion necessary was an explicit sex scene the filmmakers probably couldn’t have gotten away with and maintained their 14A rating using real actors.

By Jim Bray - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Full Story

Well, well: Boris Johnson takes himself out of running to be new British prime minister

Let me explain what the political press means when they talk about chaos and tumult: Usually this means that someone didn’t do what they thought he or she was going to do (or should do), or the outcome of an event is not what they predicted. Once David Cameron followed the Brexit vote by announcing he would step down as British prime minister, the political press immediately assumed that former London Mayor Boris Johnson - who backed Brexit perhaps more openly and aggressively than any other political figure in the UK - would seek and win the post.

Today, the Tories are in chaos as the media defines it. Horrors. They don’t know what’s going to happen and they’ll have to go through a process to figure it out:

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Full Story

Don’t Trust Premier Kathleen Wynne to Reveal the True Cost of the ORPP

This column was published in in the Toronto Sun.

The Ontario Retirement Pension Plan (ORPP) is dead, but Ontario taxpayers are still in the dark about what the cancelled plan cost them.

The job-killing and redundant payroll tax was going to cost Ontario employees and employers a combined 3.8 per cent off each employee’s pay cheque, cost an arm and a leg to administer, would have done nothing to help low income retirees, and the government’s own research found it would cost the province jobs.

By Canadian Taxpayers Federation -- Christine Van Geyn, CTF Ontario Director- Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Full Story

U.S. Offshore Oil Production Going Up

Offshore oil production is finally rebounding from the moratorium and “permitorium” that President Obama instituted in 2010 when the Deepwater Horizon accident occurred in the Gulf of Mexico. Production from offshore oil fields is partially offsetting declining output from shale regions onshore where oil producers have cut back production due to lower oil prices.

Offshore oil production in 2015 was just 1.3 percent below its 2009 peak and is expected to exceed that peak this year and next, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA). Because it can take 7 to 10 years or more to start an offshore oil field, a number of large oil fields under development years ago are just now beginning to pump oil. Companies are also finding that smaller satellite fields can be tapped relatively cheaply by linking them to existing offshore oil platforms by way of underwater pipelines.

By Institute for Energy Research - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Full Story

Who’s Behind the Bloodbath in Turkey?

Apologists for Vladimir Putin, including his propaganda channel Russia Today (RT), have been telling us for months that Turkey has been facilitating and even funding the global Islamic terrorist group ISIS. But the carnage at the Istanbul, Turkey, airport, apparently carried out by ISIS, demonstrates this is a big lie. ISIS is doing Russia’s dirty work in targeting the only Muslim and Middle Eastern country that is a member of NATO.

This would not have been the first time that ISIS had attacked Turkey. In fact, a suicide bomber who struck a busy tourist area in central Istanbul on Saturday, March 19 was also an ISIS terrorist.

By Cliff Kincaid - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Full Story

Bill Clinton’s adventures with women in airplanes continue

He came over and said hello. He talked about his grandchildren and his travels. He never brought up the Hillary investigation.

Hey, everything Bill Clinton does is legal and above board. So when he just happens to show up on the tarmac where the private plane of the attorney general - who by the way is investigating his wife for possible felonies involving national security breaches - the fact that he just happened to board the plane and talk to her for more than half an hour shouldn’t raise an eyebrow for you at all.

By Dan Calabrese - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Full Story

Don’t worry, everyone. John Kerry says ISIS is blowing up airports because they’ve gotten ‘desperate

At one point, you were probably worried about ISIS.  It seemed like the horrific terrorist organization was on a real roll as its barbarian forces slaughtered their way across the middle east. They raped, tortured, burned, beheaded, crushed, and acidically-disolved their enemies while our leaders promised that they were being dealt with in the harshest possible way.  We’d “contained” them, we’d “diminished” them, and - most importantly - we’d decimated their command and control capabilities. According to President Obama, the J.V. team is on the run.

Oh sure, three months ago Secretary of State John Kerry was dragged - kicking and screaming - into acknowledging their ongoing genocide against Christians.  And yes, their rampage has continued since then.  But forget all of that. As Kerry says, ISIS is simply blowing up airports because they’re getting “desperate.”

By Robert Laurie - Thursday, June 30, 2016 - Full Story

Leftist Nightmare: Black Conservatives Running for Office

Someone passed on to me the latest video commentary by black conservative AlfonZo Rachel. Awesome! The brother boldly speaks the truth with humor, passion, and intelligence. I first met Zo about seven years ago.

His video caused me to reminisce about how we black conservatives have been out there on the front lines for many years, trying to wake up fellow blacks, encouraging them to liberate themselves from government and Democrat party slavery.

By Lloyd Marcus - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - Full Story

Palestine—European Union Acclaims Abbas Whilst Flogging Farage

Brexit proponent Nigel Farage has been branded a liar by the European Parliament (EUP)—but PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas can lie compulsively without the slightest EUP remonstration or rebuke.

Such hypocrisy and double standards surfaced during addresses by Abbas and Farage to the EUP within the last week.

Farage told those assembled:

By David Singer - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - Full Story

Seattle Mayor, Council Waste Money On Anti-Gun Symbolism

BELLEVUE, WA – The Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms today condemned Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and the City Council for deciding to destroy used Seattle Police Department firearms in a symbolic effort to prevent so-called “gun violence” rather than sell those firearms, worth an estimated $30,000 annually.

Child Evangelism Fellowship Wins Major Victory in Cleveland

CLEVELAND, OH - In a major victory for equal access, Child Evangelism Fellowship (CEF) has won a three-year lawsuit against the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD). An Ohio federal district court has approved a Consent Order finding that CMSD violated CEF’s constitutional rights, requiring CMSD to change its facility use policies, and ordering CMSD to pay $150,000 in damages and attorney’s fees.

In 2013, Liberty Counsel filed a federal lawsuit on behalf of CEF, seeking equal access to CMSD’s public school facilities for CEF’s after-school, Christian character education Good News Clubs. CMSD was providing free after-school access to non-religious community groups, such as the Boy Scouts, but refused to treat CEF equally. Instead, CMSD imposed facility fees which CEF could not pay, resulting in the shutdown of the Good News Club.

By Liberty Counsel - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - Full Story

Socialist paradise of Venezuela continues its collapse - descends into violent food riots

Thanks to its massive oil surplus, Venezuela should have been one of the wealthiest nations on Earth. Instead, it’s become the planet’s object lesson in the failure, and inherent unworkability, or socialism. As you know, a country that could be an economic powerhouse spent the last decade descending into shortages, breadlines, and chaos. We’ve seen manufacturing collapse, witnessed the end of their ability to produce and market even basic goods, and now we’re watching as Venezuela descends into a violent, dystopian, wasteland.

The food riots have begun.

As the WaPo reports, starving marauders are ransacking grocery stores, hijacking deliveries, and even firing upon truck drivers:

By Robert Laurie - Wednesday, June 29, 2016 - Full Story