Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Some of my best friends are Trump supporters

American Thinker ^ | March 28, 2016 | Oleg Atbashian 

Trump supporters are, perhaps, the only group of voters in this nation's history who have been so viciously and consistently maligned, and in such a coordinated manner, by both political parties. At the same time, not much is known about them, despite the recent spate of articles attempting to explain the phenomenon. The problem with that is that the authors admittedly don't know any of the Trump supporters themselves. Well, I happen to know quite a few of them personally.
Full disclosure: first, I can't vote because I'm not a U.S. citizen yet, despite my best and decades-long efforts -- but let's leave the immigration system's misplaced priorities for another day.
Second, I like to form my opinions about the candidates and their supporters independently, without taking advice from media pundits or Facebook messages from pro-Cruz acquaintances.
Third, I like both Cruz and Trump. I'm not as passionate about them as some; I'm merely pragmatic: I like anyone who can stop America's descent into socialism or, better yet, reverse the course entirely. I also realize that America has come to a point when having big ideas is no longer enough; in order to shake up the system and get the economy moving the next president must also be a bigger-than-life mover and shaker.
(Excerpt) Read more at americanthinker.com ...

California's $15/hour wage could help workers, cost jobs!

Associated Press ^ | Mar. 28, 2016 8:56 PM EDT | Don Thompson and Justin Pritchard 

A political deal to raise California’s minimum wage to a nation-leading $15 an hour could help some workers cope with the state’s crushing cost of living but also deprive other low-wage earners of jobs altogether, economists said Monday as Gov. Jerry Brown and other leaders touted what would be a landmark agreement.
California’s economy is larger than that of most countries, with a wide diversity of earners. While newly minted millionaires gentrify neighborhoods in the San Francisco Bay Area, some Central Valley field hands lack access to clean water. A jump from the current $10 an hour spread over six years would affect millions. […]
On Monday, Brown touted the deal his administration struck with legislative and labor leaders as potentially historic, calling it a matter of economic justice. Under the proposal, which the Legislature has yet to approve, the minimum wage would rise gradually, reaching $15 by 2022. After that wages would rise with inflation, though in tough economic times the governor could delay increases. …
(Excerpt) Read more at bigstory.ap.org ...

Loretta Lynch presses courts to back off (minority)criminals!

WND ^ | 3/28/16 | Cheryl Chumley 

Attorney General Loretta Lynch issued a nine-page letter through her civil-rights division to municipal and state judges around the United States, warning them to ease off prosecution of criminals, particularly those of minority status, or else face loss of federal funding.
Specifically, she wants the 6,500 municipal level courts in the country to offer community service in lieu of jail time, or provide more “amnesty days” to those with outstanding warrants so they can pay a fee instead of serving behind bars, the New York Post reported.
The ‘Stop Hillary’ campaign is on fire! Join the surging response to this theme: ‘Clinton for prosecution, not president’
And the recommendation comes with a caveat: Those who fail to comply could face the same type of federal scrutiny that Ferguson, Missouri, local police and courts saw after the police shooting of a black teen. The officer was found by local and federal authorities to have acted in self-defense, but the attorney general’s office tasked the locals to change how they conducted some investigations and court hearings.
Lynch said she’s currently “evaluating discrimination complaints against several court systems,” the New York Post reported.
In the letter, Lynch’s civil-rights team also warns locals that policies that mandate arrests for failures to pay court fines and fees have an adverse “disparate impact” on blacks.
Colin Flaherty’s book, “Don’t Make the Black Kids Angry: The Hoax of Black Victimization and Those Who Enable It,” documents black crime in America and exposes how the media and politicians are willing partners in what the author calls “the greatest lie of our generation.”
“In court systems receiving federal funds, these practices may also violate Title VI of the Ci

(Excerpt) Read more at wnd.com ...

Is Trump Wrong About A Border Wall? One Stunning Chart Has The Answer

dailycaller.com ^ | 03/26/2016 | Jacob Bojesson 

Several European countries have erected fences to keep migrants out, and, according to the numbers, every case appears to have a large impact.
Hungary was a popular pathway for refugees on their way to Germany during the fall. When the daily illegal border crossings were at 7,000 per day, Prime Minister Viktor Orban decided to erect a fence along the border to Serbia and Croatia.
The result speaks for itself:
When the fence went up Oct. 17, the influx went down to 870 from 6,353 only a day earlier. Illegal border crossing were steadily below 40 per day throughout the rest of the month. The number picked up slightly in February, after migrants destroyed part of the fence, but it remains in the low hundreds.

Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2016/03/26/is-trump-wrong-about-a-border-wall-one-stunning-chart-has-the-answer/#ixzz44GPkBdnU

(Excerpt) Read more at dailycaller.com ...

DeLay: DOJ Will Stall If FBI Recommends Hillary Indictment (The fix is on)

newsmax ^ | 3/28/16 | newsmax 

The Justice Department would stall any prosecution of Hillary Clinton until after the presidential election should the FBI recommend she be indicted for using a private email server as secretary of state, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay tells Newsmax TV.
"If the FBI recommends an indictment, the attorney general will appoint a special prosecutor. That gets this case all the way through the election," DeLay, a Texas Republican, said Monday on "The Steve Malzberg Show."
"That's what I think is going to happen [It would be for] stalling purposes. That's how you get it past the election."
The Los Angeles Times reported that the FBI is planning on interviewing Clinton and several of her aides as it continues its probe into her home server operation and whether using it for government business violated federal laws.
"What it says to me is they are getting very close to the end of their investigation. Usually what goes on is they do their investigation, they're ready to proceed, and then they go after the target and bring the target in and talk to them," DeLay said.
(Excerpt) Read more at newsmax.com ...

Why did Liz Warren pick a fight with Trump now? (Cause her want-um be chief)

Legal Insurrection ^ | March 28, 2016 | William A. Jacobson 
Proving her worthiness for the throne if Hillary taken down by legal troubles.

Elizabeth Warren is on the, er, attack against Donald Trump, who slashed back by mocking Warren's false appropriation of Indian identity to try to advance her career.
The back and forth begs the real question, which is why did Warren decide to launch a tirade now against Trump?
Trump has been being Trump at least since last summer. If Warren wanted to go ballistic on him, there were plenty of earlier opportunities.

Senator Elizabeth Warren's harsh Twitter criticism of Donald Trump

My theory of Warren is that she would have crushed Hillary.
Warren must be kicking herself to see her mini-me, Bernie Sanders, making a good run of it. That could have been her.
People like Bill Maher were ready to kiss her ring.

But Warren didn’t have the guts to go it alone against the Clinton machine. Instead she would wait for Hillary to fall of her own weight from the email scandal, then swoop in to save the Party.
That plan ran afoul because when Hillary falls, Bernie will be there to lay claim to the throne. That’s why he soldiers on, to box out others who surely will try to butt in, such as Joe Biden. And Elizabeth Warren.
Holly Robichaud in The Boston Herald sees Warren’s opportunism perceptive in her attacks on Trump, Elizabeth Warren’s Trump attack hints at Dem Plan B:

… Will the Democratic National Committee run a candidate under indictment? It’s always a possibility, especially with Hillary’s ability to falsely blame the “right wing conspiracy” for the Clintons’ misdeeds.However, there are many who believe the DNC will replace Hillary at the convention if she is indicted.
Obviously, our U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren is hoping so. Why else would she attack Donald Trump last week?
Certainly Warren has seen other attackers, including the pope, lose the debate to Trump…. It took him only a nanosecond to retort that Warren faked Indian heritage to advance her career.
Warren wasn’t tweeting gibes at Trump to stand up for women or anybody else…. We are left to conclude that Warren is starting to position herself. Either she wants the top spot or to be Vice President Joe Biden’s running mate.

Warren had an opportunity to be the Democratic Nominee. Would have been a cakewalk.
Instead, she has to hope for a miracle — Hillary gets indicted or at least and FBI criminal referral.
And Warren’s ability that she is the only one tough enough to confront Republicans.

TOPICS: News/Current EventsPolitics/ElectionsUS: MassachusettsUS: New York
KEYWORDS: 2016electionbillmaherdemocratelection2016fauxahontasindictmentliberalismmassachusettsnewyorktrumpwarren

Me heap tough old battleaxe ... me pick-em fight with Blonde Eagle so me be Chief in White Teepee when Squaw with Cankles go to big house ... me like-em be first Injun president heap much! 

Obama's Unacceptable Love Affair With Communism

Townhall.com ^ | March 29, 2016 | David Limbaugh 

Conservatives and other Obama critics are entitled to a big "I told you so," after Obama's stunning admission that he doesn't believe there's that much difference between communism and capitalism.
Actually, it's not that stunning to people paying attention. Many of us warned about Obama's Marxist sympathies before he was first elected president, and we've repeatedly pointed it out during his presidency. Obama was raised and mentored by communists and spent many years engaged in community organizing (radical leftist activism). He established himself as the most liberal member of the Senate. Yet our warnings were met with cries of extremism, irrationality and, of course, racism. I wonder what these scolds would say now.
After playing his fiddle in Cuba and paying homage to the romanticized Marxist Castro regime while Belgium was burning, Obama spoke to a group of young people in Argentina. He told them, essentially, that there isn't much difference between capitalism and socialism and that they "should be practical." He said: "You don't have to worry about whether it neatly fits into socialist theory or capitalist theory. You should just decide what works."
He praised President Raul Castro in Cuba for his country's universal health care and quality education. Please don't tell me you find that hard to believe, either.
Such extreme leftists as Obama are bound to ignore history and the mountains of evidence that render a verdict against socialism as a destroyer of prosperity and an enslaver and slayer of mankind. Their worldview compels them to advocate economic and political control over the masses for the ends they seek, and they shut themselves off from all information indicating that to exercise such control over markets prevents the very results they profess to seek.
Robert Bartley, late Wall Street Journal editor, said, "In general, 'the market' is smarter than the smartest of its individual participants." This was a modern restatement of Adam Smith's theories concerning the invisible hand of the market.
In "The Wealth of Nations," Smith wrote that an individual who "intends only his own gain" is "led by an invisible hand to promote an end which was no part of his intention." He added: "By pursuing his own interest he frequently promotes that of the society more effectually than when he really intends to promote it. I have never known much good done by those who affected to trade for the public good."
The great Milton Friedman explained: "Smith's key insight was that both parties to an exchange can benefit and that, so long as cooperation is strictly voluntary, no exchange will take place unless both parties do benefit. No external force, no coercion, no violation of freedom is necessary to produce cooperation among individuals all of whom can benefit."
Smith, Friedman and Bartley agreed that free market competition benefits individuals and the society as a whole and that there is no way a command economy, even managed by the most brilliant and beneficent of human beings, can possibly bring about comparable results.
Faith in Marxism, communism and socialism is grounded in human pride and promoted by people who believe they can defy the forces of human nature and the way the world works. Despite their hubris, it is impossible for a group of economic planners, no matter how gifted, to assimilate and utilize the infinite data necessary to make an economy run efficiently. In a free market, prices, profits and losses work in ways planners can't.
Thomas Sowell, in "Basic Economics," tells us: "Prices are not just ways of transferring money. Their primary role is to provide financial incentives to affect behavior in the use of resources and their resulting products. Prices not only guide consumers, they guide producers as well. ... Producers cannot possibly know what millions of different consumers want." Sowell adds that losses are equally important to profits for economic efficiency because they "tell producers what to stop doing -- what to stop producing, where to stop putting resources, what to stop investing in. Losses force the producers to stop producing what consumers don't want."
Sowell notes that in allocating resources, command economies stifle the work of free market prices because in a command economy, prices are set not by supply and demand but by central planners. In other words, no matter how noble their goals, the planners lack the omniscience of market forces.
People with a modicum of common sense and basic fairness must acknowledge that among the reasons the United States has been uniquely prosperous is its free market system. They must also concede that socialism results in widespread poverty, misery and death. It has been estimated that in the 20th century, communist regimes in China, the Soviet Union, Cambodia, North Korea, Eastern Europe and elsewhere killed nearly 100 million people.
Yet our president is gallivanting about the globe telling young people and anyone else who'll listen that there isn't a dime's worth of difference between communism and capitalism.
This kind of pernicious thinking is what is leading to the impoverishment and destruction of the United States, and it must be defeated, which is why in November, we must elect a candidate who clearly understands the relationship among limited government, our liberties and prosperity. The one candidate who believes that our unalienable rights come from God and that they are preserved by the scheme of limited government enshrined in the U.S. Constitution is Sen. Ted Cruz.





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