December, 2017

Help! Chicken Little’s Come Home to Roost and Frozen Its Tail Feathers Off

Help! Chicken Little’s Come Home to Roost and Frozen Its Tail Feathers Off
Through the teeniest of gaps on heavily frosted window panes looking out on a snowbound world, comes a picture of the real Barack Hussein Obama.

While folk shiver and wait out snow squalls in the Midwest and North East, the Obamas are sweating it out in the global-warmed state of Hawaii, Michelle and Malia at a yoga facility, a short-sleeved shirt-sporting Barack being serenaded with the words of a song he refuses to say himself.

By Judi McLeod - Sunday, December 31, 2017 - Full Story

Startup Societies UN’s Newest Scheme For Re-Engineering Society’s Future

Startup Societies UN's Newest Scheme For Re-Engineering Society's Future
The Startup Societies Summit Puerto Rico is taking place at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, D.C. on January 19-20, 2018. This summit will “discuss solutions for Puerto Rico and raise funds for the Foundation for Puerto Rico, a non-profit dedicated to rebuilding the island.

“Our goal is to make self-sustaining economic zones in Puerto Rico focused on 21st Century solutions, putting Puerto Rico at the forefront of the green-tech revolution. We aim to not only raise funds for the rebuilding of Puerto Rico, but to set the stage for state of the art infrastructure and an entrepreneur-friendly environment. With some help, Puerto Rico can foster startup cities to rival Silicon Valley.”

By Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh - Sunday, December 31, 2017 - Full Story

2017 was a testament to what happens when you focus on the possible

2017 was a testament to what happens when you focus on the possible
First we were told Donald Trump could never win the nomination. Then we were told he couldn’t win the election. Then we were told no good people would join his administration. Then we were told he could never govern. Then we were told the Republican legislative agenda was impossible.

The next time you’re looking for positive inspiration to start your day, don’t listen to these people.

But these notions are nothing new. They’ve ruled the day in Washington D.C. for as long as anyone can remember. I know all about it. When I ran for president, I was dismissed as a goofball pizza man with a crazy idea with the funny name of 9-9-9. Yet when I won the Florida straw poll and was leading the polls among the Republican field, that showed me something: What the people think is not the same as what the elites think.

By Herman Cain - Sunday, December 31, 2017 - Full Story

Latest News on Iranian Revolt


Iran protests have violent night; at least 13 dead overall

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Protests across Iran saw their most violent night as “armed protesters” tried to overrun military bases and police stations before security forces repelled them, killing 10 people, Iranian state television said Monday.

The demonstrations, the largest to strike Iran since its disputed 2009 presidential election, have seen five days of unrest across the country and a death toll of at least 13 with the slaying of a police officer announced late Monday.—More…

Iran cuts social media access as unrest turns deadly

Tehran (AFP) - Iran cut access to social media on Sunday in a bid to head off further protests after days of unrest that saw two people killed and dozens arrested.

The interior minister warned protesters will “pay the price” as footage on social media showed thousands marching across the country overnight in the biggest test for the Islamic republic since mass demonstrations in 2009.—More…

Trump: Iranians ‘finally getting wise’ on their money ‘squandered on terrorism’

President Trump said Sunday the United States is keeping an eye out for human rights violations during the deadly Iranian protests, which have entered their fourth day.

At least two people reportedly have died so far, and Iranian officials have warned anti-government protesters will “pay the price.”—More…

By News on the Net - Sunday, December 31, 2017 - Full Story

Pardon Me, Governor Brown

Skid Row in LA
Pardonne moi, Governor Jerry Brown, but California is a cesspool and you are giving absolution to criminals.

Brown’s smug ‘burn it down and leave’ attitude, together with all of the left, is based on the self-righteous belief that more than half of the country does not know what’s good for them—and liberals and leftists do. They hate us for not aspiring to their glamorous and important lives, and then feel compelled to tell us how to live.

By Katy Grimes - Sunday, December 31, 2017 - Full Story

2017 Adults Acting Stupid Awards

2017 Adults Acting Stupid Awards

In the spirit of Robert Burns’ 1788 poem entitled Auld Lang Syne (“for old times’ sake”), we look back over 2017 for noteworthy displays of allegedly smart people caught acting like complete idiots.

The selection process to limit the list to 10 was difficult this year. Many supposedly smart people reacted to the election of President Donald Trump by becoming certified fools.

Several natural dunderheads, who were not considered for the list below, displayed inherited genetic, buffoon tendencies. They include Hollywood “celebrities” who grabbed headlines by dissing Trump.

By Lee Cary - Sunday, December 31, 2017 - Full Story

A little slice of Alaskan tundra is finally open for drilling

A little slice of Alaskan tundra is finally open for drilling

Way back in 1980, Congress passed the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, establishing the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge and making numerous other land use decisions for our 49th state. Section 1002 of the act postponed a decision on managing ANWR’s 1.5-million-acre coastal plain, which has enormous oil and gas potential and is important summertime wildlife habitat.

For four decades, environmentalists blocked legislation that would have opened the coastal plain to leasing and drilling. In 1995 President Clinton vetoed a pro-drilling bill that had passed both houses.

By Paul Driessen - Sunday, December 31, 2017 - Full Story

CNN’s Big, Bad, White Box Truck

CNN’s Big, Bad, White Box Truck
All it takes to you-know-what CNN is a big white box truck!

Talking heads posing as CNN investigative journalists thought they had the scoop of the century when they “CAUGHT” President Donald Trump playing golf on his own golf course over the Christmastime holidays.

But their peek-a-boo spying venture was ruined by a box truck cutting off their view.

By Judi McLeod - Saturday, December 30, 2017 - Full Story

House Intel Committee Chair tears into DOJ & FBI for stalling, lying about Russia dossier subpoenas

House Intel Committee Chair tears into DOJ & FBI for stalling and lying about Russia dossier subpoenas - threatens contempt charges
Back in August, congressional subpoenas were issued to the DOJ, seeking documents and testimony relating to the scandalous (and uncorroborated) Fusion GPS dossier.  The deadline of those subpoenas was ignored, and the DOJ claimed that the documents in question did not exist.  Unfortunately, that was a lie. 

At least, that’s the claim made by House Intel Committee Chairman Devin Nunes in a scathing letter he sent to the DOJ yesterday. Nunes accuses the DOJ and FBI of stalling, ignoring deadlines, and lying. In the end, he even threatens to hold them in contempt.

By Robert Laurie - Saturday, December 30, 2017 - Full Story

FBI STILL CONSIDERS DOSSIER CREDIBLE

FBI STILL CONSIDERS DOSSIER CREDIBLE
The FBI admits the Left’s electoral collusion conspiracy theory is unsubstantiated but still refuses to distance itself from the discredited Russia propaganda dossier Democrats paid Fusion GPS to create to undermine President Trump’s candidacy.

Testifying behind closed doors in Congress the week before Christmas, embattled FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe reportedly “declined to criticize the dossier’s 35 pages of salacious and criminal charges against Donald Trump and his aides, but he said it remains largely unverified, according to a source familiar with ongoing congressional inquiries.”

According to the Washington Times, the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence chaired by Rep. Devin Nunes (R-Calif.) is broadening the scope of its investigation into the collusion theory. The panel is looking at who funded the dossier and whether it was used by the FBI. It is also examining recent misconduct inside the Justice Department and the FBI, as well as the Obama administration’s unmasking of Americans caught up in foreigner-surveillance.

Facing a Tamimi government

Facing a Tamimi government
This week, the Tamimi clan from Nabi Saleh beset Israel once again. Ahed Tamimi, the family’s teenaged golden girl, and her mother, Nariman, once again posted videos of themselves slapping and cursing hapless IDF soldiers.

The photogenic Ahed has been doing this number since she was a little girl.

There are two components of the Palestinian war to annihilate Israel: terrorism and propaganda. The two are integrally linked. The ties are nowhere more apparent than in the actions of the Tamimi family.

By Caroline Glick - Saturday, December 30, 2017 - Full Story

Questions We’re Often Asked: Christmas Trees


Readers of these columns will be gratified to learn that people are coming back to the natural tree. Whether it’s plastic pollution, pricey artificial imports or simple nostalgia for the real thing, everywhere sales of live pines, spruce, firs and hemlock are climbing.

And why not? Christmas tree farming is environmentally sound. The stands, often on land little suited for anything else, provide a welcoming habitat for vast array of wildlife as well as employment in areas where such opportunities are often scarce on the ground. Cut-your-own operations not only offer an additional source of revenue to tree farmers but to surrounding communities where the visitors stop to shop. Once home, they bring joy and happiness before finally ending their days biodegraded as municipal mulch.

By Wes Porter - Saturday, December 30, 2017 - Full Story

Europe’s Tolerance for Terrorists

Europe's Tolerance for Terrorists
Saleh Ali was one of 64,000 Syrian refugees living in the Netherlands. The vast majority, like Ali, are young men. And the largest number of these migrants spend their days idling in Amsterdam.

On Thursday morning, Saleh Ali took a walk to trendy Amstelveenseweg while wearing a keffiyah and waving a terrorist PLO flag. He stopped in front of a Jewish restaurant, shouted “Allahu Akbar” and began smashing the windows. The Amsterdam police stood by and watched quizzically until he was done. Then when he entered the restaurant, they finally called him out and arrested him.

And in two days he was back on the street.

By Daniel Greenfield - Saturday, December 30, 2017 - Full Story

A History of Violence

A History of Violence
Having gone through the statistical data from various websites that keep close track of numbers like religionofpeace.com, and Wikipedia, the stats show a grim picture of the war on terror of which few people are reporting or aware.

Since 9/11 till December 28, 2017, there have been 34,583 Islamic attacks around the world. 224,168 people have been killed and 303,724 people injured. The attacks have occurred in 61 countries.

By Ray DiLorenzo - Saturday, December 30, 2017 - Full Story

SPLC Cannot Defend “Hate Tracker” with #MerryChristmas and #Jesus

SPLC Cannot Defend “Hate Tracker” with #MerryChristmas and #Jesus

ORLANDO, FL – The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) has a so-called “Hate Tracker” webpage, which purports to track social media communications of groups that SPLC hates. The “Hate Tracker” page includes the following social media hashtags: #christmas, #merrychristmas, #merrychristmaseve, #jesus, and #whitegenocide and #ineedwhitesupremacybecause this week. The SPLC claims it monitors social media communications of so-called hate groups and now claims that the #christmas, #merrychristmas, #merrychristmaseve, and #jesus hashtags are due to a so-called algorithm, but the SPLC cannot run from the clear intent of its “Hate Tracker” page.

The SPLC website plainly states that it is a “Hate Tracker” and, when narrowed to specific days, on December 24th, #merrychristmas held the No. 2 ranking. On December 25th, #merrychristmas was ranked No. 1 and on December 26th, it was ranked No. 3. After Liberty Counsel and other media sources challenged the SPLC, it now claims the rankings are created with an automatic feed of popular tweets among those it claims are hate groups, and that the “Hate Tracker” webpage doesn’t actually track hate; it just tracks what is being tweeted by supposedly hateful people.

By Liberty Counsel - Saturday, December 30, 2017 - Full Story

UN Bloated Bureaucracy Gets its Wings Clipped

UN Bloated Bureaucracy Gets its Wings Clipped
The United States currently pays a mandated assessment of 22% of the United Nations’ “regular” budget and about 28.5% of its peacekeeping budget. Together, the mandated assessments the U.S. pays add up to over $3 billion annually. Moreover, the U.S. has contributed billions of dollars in voluntary donations to various UN agencies and programs, such as the UN Development Program (UNDP), UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF), and the office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). There are also multiple flash humanitarian appeals to which the U.S. has regularly donated. In total, during 2016, the last full year of the Obama presidency, the U.S. contributed more than $10 billion to the UN system. President Trump has pledged to impose more stringent controls over what the U.S. spends on the UN, demanding value for the many dollars American taxpayers pour down the UN money pit. He is starting to achieve some tangible results.

By Joseph A. Klein, CFP United Nations Columnist - Friday, December 29, 2017 - Full Story

NY Gov. Cuomo: Tax cut is unconstitutional because it makes it hard for New York to have high taxes

NY Gov. Cuomo: Tax cut is unconstitutional because it makes it hard for New York to have high taxes
Say this for Democrats like New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo: When they’re determined to never admit they’ve been beaten - no matter how decisively they have been - they get awfully creative in their determination to remain in delusion.

Democrats hate the tax cut because government is their god and they think all money belongs to the state by divine right. But while they made the tax cut unpopular with the public by convincing million who are getting tax cuts that they are not, they weren’t able to stop it from passing the duly elected Congress or from being signed into law by President Trump. So. That’s it. All over, right?

By Dan Calabrese - Friday, December 29, 2017 - Full Story

CHURCH ATTACK KILLS NINE IN EGYPT

CHURCH ATTACK KILLS NINE IN EGYPT

Terrorists strike as Egyptian churches brace for violence. Many spared as bomb fails to go off. Release calls for prayer for Egypt’s Christians

The death toll in an attempted suicide bomb attack on a church in Egypt [today, Friday] has now reached nine, according to Egyptian sources. Many more worshippers could have been killed in the attack on Saint Menas Church, south of Cairo, had the suicide bomber succeeded in detonating his explosive vest.

By News on the Net - Friday, December 29, 2017 - Full Story

Anti-Government Protests in Iran

There are widespread anti-government protests in Iran today, spreading after they began in a few cities yesterday. Protesters in the demonstrations are complaining about the state of the economy including rising prices, and also are asking that the government spend more on the people of Iran and less on foreign military entanglements. We have LIVE BREAKING NEWS COVERAGE of the Iran protests.

By Right Side Broadcasting - Friday, December 29, 2017 - Full Story