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VIDEO WHY I LEFT LIBERALISM AND THE DEMOCRAT PARTY

Monday, June 18th, 2018

 

 

Video: Why I Left Liberalism and the Democratic Party

Groupthink, hypocrisy, division, stereotyping, resentment and the acceptance of victimhood mentality.

Media Editors · Jun. 15, 2018
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IG REPORT CONFIRMS OBAMA LIED ABOUT KNOWLEDGE OF HILLARY’S EMAILS

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

 

INSPECTOR GENERAL’S  REPORT CONFIRMS OBAMA LIED ABOUT HILLARY’S EMAIL
THE WASHINGTON TIMES
 – The Washington Times – Friday, June 15, 2018

ANALYSIS/OPINION:

One aspect of the Inspector Generals’ report on the FBI handling of the Hillary Clinton email investigation has been a bit overshadowed by the media. The fact that President Barack Obama lied to the American people when he claimed he only learned of Hillary Clinton’s use of an unauthorized, non-secure, non-governmental email server while she was Secretary of State.

In March 2015, when the Clinton email scandal was first breaking, CBS White House correspondent Bill Plante asked Obama about his knowledge of the matter:

Plante: Mr. President, when did you first learn that Hillary Clinton used an email system outside the U.S. government for official business while she was secretary of state?

Obama: The same time everybody else learned it through news reports.

But, that’s just not so.

Sean Davis, at The Federalist, saw the footnotes showing Obama’s involvement. “FBI analysts and Prosecutor 2 told us that former President Barack Obama was one of the 13 individuals with whom Clinton had direct contact using her clintonemail.com account,” the report says in a footnote on page 89. “Obama, like other high level government officials, used a pseudonym for his username on his official government email account.”

I interviewed Davis about this item on WMAL in Washington yesterday:

PLEASE CLICK ON THE ABOVE LINK TO READ THE ENTIRE ARTICLE.  THERE IS ALSO A VIDEO INTERVIEW OF SEAN DAVIS IN THE ARTICLE   

 

 

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VIDEO JUDGE JEANINE – THE IG REPORT

Sunday, June 17th, 2018

 

VIDEO  – JUDGE JEANINE  – OPENING STATEMENT   JUNE 16, 2018   THE  IG REPORT –  THE DEEP STATE IS ALIVE AND WELL AND HAS VERY DEEP TENTACLES
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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION HARM

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

 

www.creators.com/read/walter-williams/06/18/diversity-and-inclusion-harm

 

Diversity and Inclusion Harm

In conversations with most college officials, many CEOs, many politicians and race hustlers, it’s not long before the magical words “diversity” and “inclusiveness” drop from their lips. Racial minorities are the intended targets of this sociological largesse, but women are included, as well. This obsession with diversity and inclusion is in the process of leading the nation to decline in a number of areas. We’re told how it’s doing so in science, in an article by Heather Mac Donald, a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, titled “How Identity Politics Is Harming the Sciences” (tinyurl.com/y9g8k9ne).

Mac Donald says that identity politics has already taken over the humanities and social sciences on American campuses. Waiting in the wings for a similar takeover are the STEM fields — science, technology, engineering and math. In the eyes of the diversity and inclusiveness czars, the STEM fields don’t have a pleasing mixture of blacks, Hispanics and women. The effort to get this “pleasing mix” is doing great damage to how science is taught and evaluated, threatening innovation and American competitiveness.

Universities and other institutions have started watering down standards and requirements in order to attract more minorities and women. Some of the arguments for doing so border on insanity. A math education professor at the University of Illinois wrote that “mathematics itself operates as Whiteness.” She says that the ability to solve algebra and geometry problems perpetuates “unearned privilege” among whites. A professor at Purdue University’s School of Engineering Education published an article in a peer-reviewed journal positing that academic rigor is a “dirty deed” that upholds “white male heterosexual privilege,” adding that “scientific knowledge itself is gendered, raced, and colonizing.”

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VIDEO PLAYING THE BLACK CARD PRAGER U

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

 

VIDEO  – PLAYING THE BLACK  CARD     PRAGER U
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RESURRECTION OF MARX

Friday, June 8th, 2018

 

Likely Democratic 2020 presidential contenders follow millennials in embrace of socialist ideas

Kirsten Gillibrand, Bernie Sanders endorse Cory Booker’s ‘federal jobs guarantee’ program

Sens.s Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, embrace during a rally Friday, March 31, 2017, in Boston. Sanders and Warren are making a joint appearance at the evening rally in Boston as liberals continue to mobilize against the agenda of Republican President Donald Trump. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

Sens.s Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., left, and Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., right, embrace during a rally Friday, March 31, 2017, in Boston. Sanders and Warren are making a joint appearance at the evening rally in Boston as liberals continue to mobilize against … more >

 – The Washington Times – Tuesday, May 15, 2018
EXCERPT FROM THIS ARTICLE:  The Democratic Socialists of America reports that membership has grown from about 5,000 to 35,000 since the 2016 elections. The number of chapters has swelled from 40 to 181.

Cultural influence has matched political power.

Newspapers and magazines published paeans to Marx leading up to his 200th birthday on May 5. A New York Times op-ed exclaimed, “Happy birthday, Karl Marx. You were right!” Teen Vogue informed its adolescent readership, “The communist scholar’s ideas are more prevalent than you might realize.”

You would think any political theory that resulted in the deaths of 100 million people would have been discredited by now, but socialism is back in style.

The bicentennial of Karl Marx’s birth has coincided with a groundswell of support for the communist theorist’s ideas. Dozens of Democrats running for local office have embraced the socialist label, and national party leaders are advocating bigger government as they jockey for position on the left wing of the party.

Marion Smith, executive director of the nonpartisan Victims of Communism Memorial Foundation, said both parties should be able to get behind opposition to Marxism.

“It’s important that neither of America’s two major parties embrace the failed ideology of communism,” Mr. Smith said. “We have 100 years of proof — Marxism doesn’t work.”

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REPEALING DODD FRANK

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

 

THE WEEKLY STANDARD

Regulatory Release

May 24, 2018
The partial repeal of Dodd Frank could have gone farther, but it’s a good start.

In 2010, Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, and President Obama signed it into law. The legislation, more than 2,000 pages long, imposed cumbersome regulations on financial institutions, which the bill’s authors took to be responsible for the 2008 financial crisis and the consequent recession. The law also established the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, an advocacy agency for consumers that, to no one’s surprise, quickly turned into a Naderite anti-corporation attack dog.

Complicated laws passed in the middle of a crisis are guaranteed to make things worse in the long run, and so Dodd-Frank proved. The Democrats, who controlled both House and Senate in 2010, took the blinkered view that the financial crisis had come about exclusively thanks to the unregulated excesses of the private-sector financial industry; regulating that industry was, for them, the only rational response. The law thus deprived the market of liquidity in the middle of a recession—with predictable results.

The Democrats ignored two important points. First, the role of the federal government itself: Government-backed mortgage giants Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae—then as now boasting powerful allies in Congress—encouraged precisely the sort of risky and foolish loans that led directly to the housing-market collapse and attendant financial meltdown. Second, what many of the investment banks did was already illegal: “cooking the books,” to use the popular term. To that extent, it was an enforcement problem, not a regulatory one. Greater regulation of investment banks largely missed the point—though it allowed powerful Democrats in Congress to blame someone other than themselves for the crisis. (The bill’s authors, Chris Dodd of Connecticut and Barney Frank of Massachusetts, both had a long history of encouraging Fannie and Freddie’s worst practices.) One of the law’s further follies is that it shackled small and mid-sized banks with the same provisions despite the fact that they had nothing to do with the financial crisis.

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UNIONS IN THE WORKPLACE

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

 

Both articles are about unions in the workplace.  The first article will make you feel hopeful; the second, not so much !!!   Nancy
THE WALL STREET JOURNAL
Fresh Air in the Swamp

Trump’s civil-service orders address all too common abuses.

By the Editorial Board
June 1, 2018

You wouldn’t know it from the media coverage, but only a few thousand government workers are political appointees. The rest are civil servants with nearly lifetime job security, which invites abuse that President Trump began to address last week with three new executive orders.

Their common theme is accountability for a federal civilian workforce of nearly 2.1 million. Most are honest professionals, but the civil-service system hasn’t been updated in 40 years and in many ways has been hijacked by unions. The result is often an entrenched federal elite that is judged by tenure more than performance.

The first Trump order goes directly at competence, streamlining procedures to remove poor workers. Under current law, employees flagged for removal have 30 days to shape up. Yet unions have forced additional regulatory hoops, and the average “Performance Improvement Plan” now stretches for months. The Government Accountability Office finds it can take an average of six months to a year to remove a poor performer, and another eight to resolve appeals.

The Trump order directs agencies to meet the law’s 30-day deadline, which is more than enough time to make a decision. The order also reaffirms the authority of agencies to make disciplinary decisions based on individual cases—rather than by one-size-fits-all union protections. Managers will be able to penalize misconduct based on the gravity of a specific infraction, rather than follow a proscribed course of “progressive discipline.”

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MUSLIM GROUPS AND FAR LEFT ATTACK BOLTON’S NEW CHIEF OF STAFF

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

 

Fred Fleitz, the subject of this article was a guest speaker for ICON Lectures in Chapel Hill, NC on October 17, 2017.  A video of his talk entitled “The Growing National Threat From Iran” is available at this link.    www.iconlectureseries.com/archives/3215
     Nancy

Hamas-linked CAIR, SPLC, ADL launch smear campaign against Bolton’s new chief of staff

A sea change is coming to American foreign policy, and the adherents of the old, multiply failed policies of appeasement and willful ignorance that the Obama administration implemented energetically are desperate to retain power. Accordingly, they’ve launched yet another smear campaign against a Trump appointee who doesn’t represent the swamp point of view: the abundantly qualified and clear-sighted Fred Fleitz, John Bolton’s new chief of staff.

The campaign consists of the usual half-truths, smears, ad hominem attacks and outright lies. Well, all this has always worked before.

“Obama Allies Scheme to Kneecap Trump’s New National Security Team,” by Adam Kredo, Washington Free Beacon, May 31, 2018:

Organizations and individuals entrenched in the Obama administration’s pro-Iran echo chamber are engaging in a new plot to defame top White House national security officials, a campaign that mirrors a successful effort by these same groups to oust former Trump administration National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, according to sources familiar with the new effort.

 

After targeting Flynn, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, and former senior Trump adviser Sebastian Gorka, organizations closely tied to the Obama administration are setting their sites on National Security Adviser John Bolton and his newly formed team.

Recent attacks by groups such as the Council on American-Islamic Relations, or CAIR, and the Southern Poverty Law Center, or SPLC, have centered on Fred Fleitz, a former CIA analyst who was recently tapped by Bolton to serve as his chief of staff on the White House National Security Council.

Activists from CAIR, the SPLC, and the Anti-Defamation League, or ADL—a civil rights organization currently helmed by a former Obama administration official—are engaged in a coordinated campaign to smear Fleitz and force his ouster from the NSC. The smears have been picked up by sympathetic media outlets who worked closely with these groups while the Obama administration’s so-called “echo chamber” was running at full steam, sources said.

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THE CURIOUS CASE OF MR. DOWNER

Tuesday, June 5th, 2018

 

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL

The Curious Case of Mr. Downer

His story about the Papadopoulos meeting calls the FBI’s into question.

High Commissioner of Australia to the United Kingdom Alexander Downer arrives at Downing Street in central London on March 22, 2017.
High Commissioner of Australia to the United Kingdom Alexander Downer arrives at Downing Street in central London on March 22, 2017. PHOTO: DANIEL LEAL-OLIVAS/AGENCE FRANCE-PRESSE/GETTY IMAGES

To hear the Federal Bureau of Investigation tell it, its decision to launch a counterintelligence probe into a major-party presidential campaign comes down to a foreign tip about a 28-year-old fourth-tier Trump adviser, George Papadopoulos.

The FBI’s media scribes have dutifully reported the bare facts of that “intel.” We are told the infamous tip came from Alexander Downer, at the time the Australian ambassador to the U.K. Mr. Downer invited Mr. Papadopoulos for a drink in early May 2016, where the aide told the ambassador the Russians had dirt on Hillary Clinton. Word of this encounter at some point reached the FBI, inspiring it to launch its counterintelligence investigation into the Trump campaign on July 31.

Notably (nay, suspiciously) absent or muddled are the details of how and when that information made its way to the FBI, and what exactly was transmitted. A December 2017 New York Times story vaguely explains that the Australians passed the info to “American counterparts” about “two months later,” and that once it “reached the FBI,” the bureau acted. Even the Times admits it’s “not clear” why it took the Aussies so long to flip such a supposedly smoking tip. The story meanwhile slyly leads readers to believe that Mr. Papadopoulos told Mr. Downer that Moscow had “thousands of emails,” but read it closely and the Times in fact never specifies what the Trump aide said, beyond “dirt.”

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