A British CNN analyst - and we have to use that term in the loosest of terms - covering the recent Islamic State attack on innocents in Manchester, made sure to inject the Progressive required moral relativism into his take by saying the attack could have been a "false-flag plot" executed by "right-wing extremists."
Even the remotely intellectual have come to understand that right-wing extremists do not operate in the way Islamofascist terrorists do. The idea that right-wing radicals would seek to target children at a concert is completely outside of their traditional modus operandi. But Progressives have to float that "possibility" in order to marginalize the evil of Islamofascists.
Until there is loud and constant outrage about statements like this that only end with the termination of such imbeciles and activists, we will continue to hear apology after apology from the talking elitists in the media about Islamofascist violence.
We will continue to hear from these intellectually challenged mental troglodytes that Islam is a "religion of peace" when, in fact, Islam is a "religion of pieces."
The Democrat controlled Illinois Senate passed a series of tax hikes May 23 that will raise taxes by more than $5.4 billion. The tax hikes are part of a record $37 billion budget, and will cost the average Illinois family an additional $1,125 annually in State taxes.
Illinois is one of the most oppressive States where State taxes are concerned. It is one of the chief reasons why corporations - as well as people - are leaving that State in mass exodus. It has become near impossible for a family of median income to survive in Illinois without going into debt and having to rely on government (perhaps the Progressive strategy all along).
Meanwhile, Chicago's spendthrift mayor, former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel, took to the podium to brag about the largess of the taxpayer funded social services programs the city is making available to both refugees and illegal immigrants.
Van Jones was fond of explaining, the Progressive Movement is all about affecting transformative pressure "top-down, bottom-up" to achieve "inside-out." It seems Chicago has arrived, where non-producers are secure and cared for and producers are bled to death until they become non-producers.
Viva the teat of government, comrades!
Okay, let's say that high level operatives in the Trump campaign actually did collude with the Russians to bring Clinton down in the 2016 General Election. Truth be told, it wouldn't have made a difference if they did.
Would it have been ethical and above board? No, it wouldn't have. It would have been dirty politics; politics of the kind that Progressives have engaged in against Republicans since the 1960s. Unethical? Unsavory? Yes on both counts, but criminal, not by a long shot. As long as no money went directly to the Trump campaign from Russian nationals (which there is not) - and as long as there was no proof of ballot tampering (which there is not), it doesn't matter what the Russians did or whether or not the Trump campaign knew about it.
Contrast this to a few things, and these are things that actually do matter:
The facts are what they are. The Trump campaign had no unethical and/or illegal contact with the Russians concerning the 2016 General Election here in the US. Conversely, the Clintons had an ongoing relationship with the Russians and were working nefariously to rig the election to their favor both in the media and by use of unethical and illegal means.
So, the question begs, why is a special prosecutor not being seated to investigate:
One day, before I die, I truly hope that Republicans elected to office grow a set of balls big enough to actually go after these bastards.
Europe, including the UK and Russia, have witnessed instances of terror plots and/or attacks every nine days on average in 2017. This represents an enormous spike in violent jihadist activity on the Continent.
Attacks and thwarted attacks have taken place in Austria, France, the United Kingdom, Belgium, Italy, Russia, Sweden, Norway, and Germany. Further, 14 Islamofascist terror attacks have occurred in Turkey, a NATO member country currently vying for European Union membership.
Only the truly ignorant can blindly ignore that Islamofascists have declared war on the West, and are waging that war on the European Continent. Further, only those crippled by the lunacy of political correctness can ignore that Islamofascists have used the refugee crisis to literally infiltrate the lands and cultures they intend to conquer.
Truth is often a reality best served raw and cold. Islam has a gigantic problem and that problem is the demographic who follows its barbaric tenets to the letter. Islam is in desperate need of religious reformation and the only people who can affect that reformation are Muslims themselves.
This task is difficult when the controlling Imams insist that the Quran is the literal word of God because that means anyone seeking to reform the dogma would necessarily be deemed an apostate, punishable by death in the Quran.
So, it comes down to how courageous the peace-loving Muslim community is...and right now there is no courage to be seen.
The Caribbean nation of Trinidad and Tobago is now the nation with the highest recruitment rates for Islamic State fighters in the Western Hemisphere. This illustrates the continued drip, drip, drip advancement of Islamofascism into the West.
The efforts is led by an Islamic militant Islamist by the name of Yasin Abu Bakr (who leads the group Jamaat al Muslimeen), who in 1990 attempted an armed coup of the government in that nation. Today he is simply a recruitment tool for the most bloodthirsty and totalitarian Islamofascist group on the face of the planet: the Islamic State.
The usual reasons are given for the potency of this power-hungry assh*le's message - including poverty, crime, etc., but there is enough blame to go around. There is no good reason for poverty levels in Trinidad and Tobago to be so high as it is a prime travel destination, and the birth place of calypso music with one of the best Carnival celebrations on the planet. Like many of the nations in the Caribbean, government corruption and graft is a factor in the division of the classes.
The larger point here is that - like a cancer taking advantage of a weakened immune system, douchebags like Abu Bakr are facilitating the advancement of Islamofascism and death into a Caribbean paradise.
Maybe if the privileged understood that they would be the first ones executed would the Islamofascists win, they might be more cautious on how they bleed their systems for wealth and profit.
You can't swing a cat near a newsroom without hearing the tired declaration that the Russians meddled in the 2016 General Election here in the United States. The only thing newsworthy about this subject is that the Left is finally pissed-off about the Russians meddling in our elections.
The idea that there was collusion between the Trump campaign and the Russians to damage the Clinton campaign is beyond ridiculous. With a dedicated pro-Clinton media, any real instance of collusion would have been leaked to the press and it would have sunk Trump's bid for the presidency. The notion of collusion is the stuff of opium pipes.
Hillary Clinton lost because she sucked as a candidate and she wasn't like able. People need to at least like the person they vote for even if they have to hold their nose. Couple those two detractors with the fact Clinton and the Democrats were outed as completely dirty in their politics - corrupt, dishonest, manipulative and unethical, as well as walking a very thin line bordering on illegality - and the people just said enough with the Clintons.
The Russians did, in fact, meddle in the election. They helped advance the unearthed information that damaged the Clinton campaign. That did affect the outcome of the election. But the Leftist outrage is selective.
The Russians have been meddling in US General Elections since the beginning of the Cold War. PsyOps and activist interference is almost as certain as death and taxes. One need only look at the organizers and financiers behind the anti-war protests of the Vietnam Era to find proof positive that Soviet forces were in full play. That movement most certainly affected the outcome of several elections.
So, if there is to be an investigation into the Russians meddling in US elections, shouldn't it include every election that was affected? And when this pattern of interference is exposed, will Democrats and Progressives be just as pissed-off about the anti-war efforts of the Russians as they are about the efforts that exposed Hillary Clinton and the Progressive DNC as the criminals that they actually are?
Don't hold your breath...
Hillary Clinton (and through her her sexual predator husband Bill) have launched what promises to be another 'dark money' cash bonanza meant to fuel a shadow government effort to counter our constitutionally elected government. Does that sound conspiratorial? You bet, but that's what they are counting on.
"Onward Together" id Hillary Clinton's new 501c4 super PAC. It dedicates itself to the "resistance" movement and for pursuing both Progressive agenda items and the election of far-Left candidates.
Just like Clinton's now-violent sore loser crowd and their associated weeping and emotionally crushed snowflake tribes, the failed two-time presidential candidate is so saturated with herself; so self-important; such a jerk, that she still believes she is relevant to the nation. Thus is displayed the extreme arrogance of Mrs. Clinton, a woman who presented as such a poor political candidate she had to get her DNC minions (read: Debbie Wasserman-Schultz, et al) to rig the nomination in her favor.
Clinton is perhaps the most dedicated Alinskyite to ever have lived in the White House. She is invested in his mantra, "win at all cost" and is willing to do anything, say anything, and advance any false-narrative that is beneficial to her motives. She has proven herself to be not only dishonest, but so self-serving that she is delusional about her own culpability in her demise politically.
It is time for Mrs. Clinton - and the whole of the Clinton family - to quietly fade to black. They have damaged the country enough and along the way fleeced hundreds of millions of dollars for their own wealth. Enough with this snake oil salesmen.
In a little trumpeted item from earlier this month, FOX News reported that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), a UN agency in Geneva, has been helping North Korea prepare an international patent application for production of sodium cyanide - a chemical used to make the nerve gas Tabun. This chemical is on a list of materials banned from shipment to that country by the UN Security Council since 2006.
The WIPO has failed, at every turn, to inform neither the Security Council committee monitoring North Korea sanctions, nor to the UN Panel of Experts that reports sanctions violations to the committee, of this application.
This is just one more example of either grotesque dysfunction or purposeful collusion with nefarious forces by the United Nations and its associated agencies and committees. It is also an excellent argument for dissolving this inept and biased international organization.
The United Nations, at its charter, was created as a body where nations could engage in dialog in order to avoid military conflicts and all out war. It has since been purposely and disingenuously transformed to a wanna-be global government that saps the United States of a inequitable amount of revenue for all of its globalist efforts, including its "sanctioned" military efforts, which have promoted Islamofascism while failing to curtail literal genocide in every single instance since its inception.
The UN is a failed experiment. That we are still engaged in its manipulative process is a testimony to both our naivety and unwillingness to accept the truth.
Social-justice busybodies are now claiming that the day meant to celebrate the woman who carried he baby around for 9 months - Mother’s Day - is bias and exclusionary because it is a " gendered" holiday.
Spewing her idiocy in the Toronto Star, columnist Emma Teitel wrote that such “gendered holidays” are “generally a drag for non-binary parents who don’t identify with a single gender,” and even though there is now a proposed “Non Binary Parents Day” (July 17...oh boy I can't wait), she believes doing away with all "gendered holidays is a better idea, opting instead for a "Guardian's Day."
Of course, this day, if using the candied-ass, snowflake, Progressive "no-one-can-ever-be-excluded-from-anything" mindset, excludes "non-guardians." The horror of it! Teitel is obviously an oppressive beast for not coming up with a holidays that celebrates everything, everyone, everywhere and for everything.
This is the inane intellectual drivel the Progressive-Left clamps on to in forcing everyone to be the same; equal in everything, unique in nothing. Everyone is a gray cog in the equality machine; a machine in which no one is offended or celebrated, adventurous or creative. Everyone is somewhat happy, yet scared to achieve for the certainty of their achievements being targeted by idiots like Teitel.
I was once hopeful that thinking people would crush the lunacy of the Progressive movement once they woke to the fact that they are all whiny, selfish, under-achievers who need their failures and squeamish approach to bravery shared by all to fel good about themselves. But as this absurd lunacy continues - and grows - I am growing unsure of that...
With the report that several of Britain's major hospitals and doctors groups have been the target of a cyberattack in which individual files were encrypted and held for ransom, the question of whether or not medical records in the United States are secure at hand.
Britain's National Health Service received a ransom communication from hackers demanding $300 in bitcoin, which translates roughly into $350K in US dollars, an incredibly minute amount for a ransom ask.
With the advent of the public use Internet, the medium has exploded faster than the masters of the genre can keep up with technology meant to protect information. This reality means that any sensitive information accessing the communication avenue is vulnerable. Ask any professional or politician who has transferred provocative pictures over the medium and you will hear about it.
So, if we know anything touching the Internet - any information touching the Internet - is vulnerable, why do we continue to allow access to our most delicate information? If even discussing a person's medical information with someone other than the patient needs approval, why are we allowing this information to exist effectively unprotected in touching the Internet? Why do we transmit top secret government secrets over non-secure lines?
Our medical information - as well as all of our personal information - needs to be protected, and it is time that the private sector develop an affordable military and/or intelligence grade encryption product that can secure these files.
In the day of Alinskyism, medical records are used against people, not only to help people...much to the dismay of the overwhelming majority of people.
In one of the most "pie-in-the-sky" positions on a solution to Chicago's war-zone gang violence, one letter-writer to The Chicago Tribune professed that the solution to the problem is more "gun safety legislation." The only word that comes to mind is: Idiot.
The letter-writer, from the Progressive Mecca of Glenview - a near north suburb of Chicago, writes:
"It is no surprise that the gangs are employing assault rifles with armor-piercing bullets. They are readily available due to our failure to take the offensive and implement comprehensive background checks."
Of course, this completely ignores - or at the very least fails to comprehend - that most guns used in gang crimes are not "purchased" through legitimate channels where a background check would be effective. News flash to the lady in Glenview, criminals do not follow the law (thus their branding as criminals) and, therefore, laws do little to affect their activity. No amount of laws dedicated to "gun safety" (which is an incorrect term to apply to gun prohibition legislation), are going to prevent criminals from attaining weapons.
In fact, because Chicago has some of the strictest gun prohibition laws in the country - if not the world, there should never be the level of slaughter currently taking place...that is IF laws actually mattered to criminals.
Unhandcuffing law enforcement to do the hard work of policing in the mean streets of Chicago is the primary solution to the blood-letting. Engagement and education are two others. But more legislation? pleeeeeease!!
There is an age disparity between the newly elected French President, Emanuel Macron, and his wife Brigitte. He is 39 years of age and she is 64. Today, that's not much of a big deal, it makes her a super cougar, but it's no big deal.
The point that does make it a big deal is how and where they met. Macron was a 15 year-old student in a high school drama class. Brigitte was his teacher. If that sounds quite a bit like the Mary Kay Letourneau story you wouldn't be incorrect.
What landed Letourneau in jail here in the United States served as, perhaps, a political asset for Macron in France; a testimony to just how different our cultures really are despite the Progressive-Left's desire to model our society after Europe's.
Interesting, too, is that this leader (who no doubt will tout the standard Progressive-Left line of "we must do it for the children") - as well as a great many leaders in Europe, including Germany's Angela Merkel, Britain's Theresa May; Italy's Paolo Gentiloni, Holland’s Mark Rutte, Sweden’s Stefan Löfven, Luxembour’s Xavier Bettel, Scotland’s Nicola Sturgeon, and the EU's Jean-Claude Juncker - all have no children. Interesting in that they literally have no "skin in the game" when it comes to how they leave their nations for the next generation.
As a good friend of mine wrote in a personal Facebook post of mine, the EU's reproduction rate stands at 1.6, a full 0.1 below what is needed to simply maintain a sovereign population. Meanwhile, many "immigrant groups" that have inundated Europe have reproduction rates well over 2.0.
If you do the math it is plain to see that Europe will cease to exist as a continent of unique and necessary cultures in a little under one generation.
Viva la France!
With the many Progressive-led States pushing for codifying "sanctuary city" status, the subject of nullification comes back into play. But Progressives - just as with the nuclear option in the US Senate - had think long and hard about what they are about to execute.
A poignant editorial in The Oklahoman pointed out that these Progressive-led States are - ironically - taking the path of the Confederacy during the US Civil War. The very States they castigate as bigoted because of the false-narrative that the Civil War was exclusively about slavery and not at all about State Rights and sovereignty from the Federal Government.
More to the point is that nullification cuts both ways, just like the nuclear option Harry Reid let out of Pandora's Box; an act that has come back to bite Democrats and Progressives in the ass.
Should these Progressive-led States push and establish nullification rights - which I can't really say I am against, then each state would be able to utilize the same precedent to nullify any federal law they would vote act against. That means Obamacare, EPA regulation, federal labor laws, etc.
As Thomas Jefferson is quoted as saying: "Whensoever the general government assumes undelegated powers...a nullification of the act is the rightful remedy."
At a Democrat/Progressive rally recently in Illinois - with Sen. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Rep. Tammy Duckworth (P-IL), in attendance, caustic Progressive Sen. Elizabeth Warren (P-MA), demonstrated just how snobbishly hateful she really is.
In misrepresenting the current Republican bill to repeal and replace Obamacare, Warren ginned up a big heaping helping of elitist hate when she looked down her nose and exclaimed, "I hope Republicans donate their bodies to science, so we can cut them open [to see what's inside]."
I recognize that she was making a lame attempt at gratuitous humor, but her statement demonstrates that she views those who do not hold her ideological positions as creatures; beings beneath her station and intellect; specimens to examine and manipulate like laboratory animals. This is quite hypocritical seeing as how her base constituency would take to the streets in protest over laboratory experiments on animals.
This is the quintessential problem with Progressives: their deep-seeded arrogance; their intrinsic snobbery. Obama telegraphed it with his book title, "The Audacity of Hope," as if only Progressives have hope for our country.
If our nation is going to survive - and at this point my jury is out, sadly - we must start electing people of confidence and humility, not arrogant, snobbish egotists who look down on the public as if they were herd animals.
A lawsuit has been filed in a federal court in California charging Google, Facebook and Twitter for "helping to cause" the 2015 terror attack in San Bernardino that left 14 dead.
The suit was filed on behalf of the families of three of those killed in the San Bernardino attack, which mirrors similar suits filed by the same law firm in cases involving terror attacks in Dallas, TX, and Orlando, FL. The argument is that plaintiffs say the social media giants failed to adequately scrub Islamic State propaganda messages that inspired the terror attacks.
These lawsuits - which, on th surface, present as nuisance lawsuits meant to glean easy money from the social media sphere - have everything to do with the First Amendment to the US Constitution and the Progressive notion of "hate speech."
While inciting violence is against the law - and instructing others how to commit acts of terrorism is inciting violence in the extreme, these lawsuits would have to prove beyond any doubt that the terrorists in each instance acted solely on the content found on the social media websites. There is so much Islamofascist propaganda call-to-arms floating on the Internet that this would be almost impossible to do.
And while Islamofascist propaganda certainly qualifies as "hate speech," the whole of society would have to acknowledge that this same "propaganda" is readily available at your local neighborhood mosque. This acknowledgment would necessarily mandate Quranic teaching as hate speech and the Islamist culture as a culture of hate, exploding the Progressive meme that Islam is a religion of peace.
These lawsuits are either frivolous, a a stroke of genius...
The owners of the Lion’s Gate Sanctuary, an animal sanctuary in Colorado, recently euthanized all of its animals, including three lions, three tigers and five bears. They claim they were forced to do so by the government after the Elbert County Board of Commissioners denied their request to move to a new location.
But the operators of the Keenesburg Wild Animal Sanctuary balk at that claim. In a Facebook post the owners of the KWAS had But the Keenesburg Wild Animal Sanctuary had “publicly offered to care for the animals at their facility if Lion’s Gate was unable to do so."
First, the commissioners of the Elbert County Board had better have one hell of a reason for denying LGS's request to relocate. Forcing sanctuaried animals to exist on lands that routinely flood is tantamount to cruelty to animals.
But second, federal and state author should thoroughly investigate the actions of the owner/operators of the Lion's Gate Sanctuary. The euthanizing of those animals violates the very idea of "sanctuary." Additionally (and aside from the KWAS offer to take the animals), there are zoological societies across the nation who would have made accommodations for those animals.
This is a moment in time where organizations like PETA and the ASPCA should make their voices heard, loud and clear. The souls of those innocent animals demand it.
The US Supreme Court is hearing the case of an ethnic Bosnian-Serbian who lied on her refugee and citizenship applications. The ruling could result in her US citizenship's revocation.
Divna and Ratko Maslenjak obtained refugee status in 1999 and moved to Ohio. They said they feared persecution back in Bosnia because the husband had refused to serve in the Bosnian Serb military. But Ratko had in fact served as commander of a unit of the military linked to war crimes; a unit that killed thousands of Bosnians resulting in the exodus from the city of Srebrenica of about 30,000 women, children and senior citizens.
Without doubt, this man should never have been given refugee status and, through him, his wife should have been rejected as well. Whether he should be tried on charges of war crimes - her as an accessory to those crimes - is another question entirely.
When US citizens complete and submit documents (like IRS and Social Security forms) and submit them to the Federal Government, it is always with the caveat that there is a penalty for submitting false information. Some of these penalties are monetary while others invoke jail time.
Revocation of US citizenship is absolutely the appropriate penalty for the Maslenjaks. Just as with other foreign nationals who piss on our laws to exist here illegally, the benefits of US citizenship - the honor of being a US citizen - should be denied those who break the law to exist on our soil. Citizenship, for those not born here, is a privilege, not a right.
And as John Adams made quite clear, the United States is a nation of laws, not of men. Democrats should bone up on their history on that point.
The Trump administration was forced to defend itself Tuesday regarding the controversial $1 trillion+ budget deal, after Democrats claimed victory and conservatives claimed GOP leaders caved.
It is true that there area appropriations for Planned Parenthood, and the continuing resolution again funds so-called sanctuary cities while appearing to fail in funding the construction of a border wall, but most all of these budget items were already negotiated last year. This reality spotlights why the appropriations system is damaged beyond repair.
Since 2009 - at least, the Federal Government has been operating on "continuing resolutions." These resolutions build upon the previous budget, applying funding increases allegedly titrated to inflation and the economy. What they are is a political cop-out that provides cover for special interest spending and excuses for spineless fake fiscal conservatives.
There is no good reason why Congress has to execute a comprehensive budget. They could, if they chose to, address budgeting by each individual agency and department, passing and approving one budget at a time. This would remove the special interest leverage usually wielded by Democrats.
To take it a step further, we should all be promoting a constitutional amendment that mandates stand-alone legislation. This way, each and every elected official would be on-record with their vote on each individual measure passed. No longer would they have the excuse, "I had to vote for funding Planned Parenthood because we got an increase in defense spending", or something of the sort.
Stand-alone legislation would eliminate - completely - pork in the budget because no politician in their right mind would vote to appropriate funds for idiotic special interest spending like $150 million for turtle tunnels in Nancy Pelosi's district or $250,000 to find out if fish kiss.