Friday, November 18, 2016

Jeff Sessions as attorney general could mean trouble for Hillary Clinton and her family

The Washington Compost ^ | 11/18/2016 | Matt Zapotosky 

If Jeff Sessions is confirmed as attorney general, it will mean likely sweeping changes for the Justice Department, especially on civil rights policies.
It also could mean even more investigation of Hillary Clinton’s email practices and her family’s charitable foundation.
Sessions, a Republican senator from Alabama who previously served as a U.S. attorney, has been an outspoken critic of the FBI’s investigation into Clinton’s use of a private email server, saying on Fox Business Network last month he was “uncomfortable with the way the investigation was conducted” in part because witnesses were not compelled to testify before a grand jury. He also has said it “seems like” the FBI had not fully investigated the dealings of the Clinton Foundation while Clinton was secretary of state and that, in his view, Clinton might have used her position to benefit the foundation.
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Dear Democrats: Just Keep It Up and See What Happens

American Spectator ^ | 11/18/16 | Friedman 

The Democratic Party is broken, beaten down, shell-shocked, and scratching its heads wondering what went wrong. So, I have decided, being the noble American that I am, to offer some aid and comfort, not to the enemy, but to my fellow Americans as well as some friendly suggestions on how they can rebuild their party and image to compete in four years.
President Obama should keep going around the world making incendiary comments about President (elect) Trump. There is nothing Americans like more than hearing negative comments about the person for whom they voted, and themselves, even more so when those comments are made abroad. Mr. Obama’s presidency started out with an apology tour, and to quote Yogi Berra “it’s like déjà vu all over again.” Maybe when he returns from his last world tour as President he can have a beer summit.
Next on the agenda is making sure protesters remain on the street, blocking highways and businesses. There is no better message to those out of work than people who don’t want to work. College, elementary, and high school kids should continue to stage walkouts. Who doesn’t enjoy watching their tax dollars at work? Furthermore, I implore all Democrats to pass legislation that all Americans should be required to have service animals. I would have suggested dogs, but I want to be inclusive of all animals.
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Secret Service Can’t Find Tons Of Its Guns, Phones, Badges And Cars

The Daily Caller ^ | 18 Nov 2016 | KATHRYN WATSON 

Thousands of sensitive assets belonging to U.S. Secret Service agents, including firearms, computer laptops, work badges, telephones and even motor vehicles, have been lost during the past 15 years, according to documents obtained by nonprofit government watchdog Judicial Watch.
“This is supposedly an elite law enforcement agency — how did all this equipment get stolen?” or lost. “This is alarming. Every American should be alarmed about this,” Judicial Watch’s Irene Garcia told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
Secret Service agents reported 11,780 lost or stolen assets between fiscal years 2001 and 2016, according to the data Judicial Watch received, although the agency didn’t distinguish between lost and stolen items.
A total of 121 “weapons/pistols” were lost or stolen from 2001 through 2016, including 69 in 2002 alone. The Secret Service also reported 736 cell phones, 571 badges and six vehicles as lost or stolen in that same period. (RE
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What next for Hillary investigation?

WND ^ | 11/17/2016 | Jerome R. Corsi 

NEW YORK – Since FBI Director James Comey closed the reopened criminal investigation in Hillary Clinton’s handling of classified information two days before the election, the question remains whether or not an investigation would be resumed under the incoming Trump administration.
WND has now confirmed with the New York Police Department that in the days leading up to the presidential election on Nov. 8, the FBI terminated the NYPD investigation of Clinton’s emails on former congressman Anthony Weiner’s laptop, demanding that the laptop and all 650,000 State Department emails be taken to the FBI in Washington.
The move by the FBI in D.C. to shut down the NYPD investigation set the stage for Comey to declare in a letter to Congress Nov. 6 that the newly discovered emails did not change the FBI’s original conclusion not to refer criminal charges.
WND has also confirmed with the NYPD that the FBI in Washington has blocked the NYPD from making any arrests in the Weiner “sexting” case involving an underage 15-year-old girl.
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The girl told Buzzfeed News that Comey’s decision “upset” her
“The last thing I wanted was to have this become political propaganda,” she said.
Consequently, there appears to be no ongoing NYPD or FBI investigation either into the State Department emails found on Weiner’s laptop or into Weiner’s allegedly criminal actions sending sexually explicit text messages via the Internet to an underage girl.
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Mock assassination of Trump stirs controversy at San Antonio school

Houston Chronicle ^ | 11-17-2016 | Silvia Foster-Frau 

A skit portraying the assassination of President-elect Donald Trump by two 10th-grade students at Marshall High School provoked anger and dismay from the parents of a student who watched it unfold last week.
Harold and Melinda Bean said that in the skit, entitled “The Assassination of Donald Trump,” one of the boys made a gunfire sound effect with his cell phone as the other boy, portraying Trump, fell to the ground in mock death.
“I don’t understand how the teacher can repeat an apology and be right there back at work on Monday morning,” he said. “Though we understand she is apologetic, it does not make the situation right.”
Perez said campus officials investigated the incident and found that the teacher didn’t condone it and stopped the skit. But Harold Bean questioned why she allowed it to start once she heard the title.
“Appropriate action” was taken to reprimand both boys and their teacher, said Northside ISD spokesman Barry Perez. The parents, however, believe more should have been done, including suspending the two students.
“Honestly I have run out of words to describe how angry I am and how shocked I am that they’re still in school today,” Melinda Bean said.
Younger children using their hands to simulate guns on the playground have been suspended, she said, and this was far worse.
The teacher apologized Monday, Harold Bean said, but it wasn’t enough.
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The Origin of Political Correctness

Accuracy in Academia ^ | November 18, 2016 | Malcolm A. Kline 

If you wonder where the politically correct malady that afflicts America came from, Boston University professor emeritus Angelo M. Codevilla has the answer.
"The notion of political correctness came into use among Communists in the 1930s as a semi-humorous reminder that the Party's interest is to be treated as a reality that ranks above reality itself," Dr. Codevilla writes in the Fall 2016 issue of the Claremont Review of Books.
Dr. Codevilla indicates that the politically correct directive began word-of-mouth as a running joke that communists told each other that went like this:
"Comrade, your statement is factually incorrect."
"Yes, it is. But it is politically correct."
(Really, communist party meetings must have been every bit as riotous and fun-filled as Modern Language Association (MLA) conventions are today. Come to think of it….)
Indeed, Dr. Codevilla may be the premier scholar of our age. In his masterful treatise, he traces the evolution of political correctness from Communist Party inside joke to ruling doctrine in the United States. It is an ominous chronology.
"Why does the American Left demand ever-new P.C. obeisances?," Dr. Codevilla asks. "In 2012 no one would have thought that defining marriage between one man and one woman, as enshrined in U.S. law, would brand those who do so as motivated by a culpable psychopathology called 'homophobia,' subject to fines and near outlaw status."
"Not until 2015-16 did it occur to anyone that requiring persons with male personal plumbing to use public bathrooms reserved for men was a sign of the same pathology. Why had not these become part of the P.C. demands previously? Why is there no canon of P.C. that, once filled, would require no further additions? Because the point of P.C. is not and has never been merely about any of the items that it imposes, but about the imposition itself."
My old boss and mentor--the late author M. Stanton Evans, who was a friend and colleague of Dr. Codevilla's--used to joke, "Liberals don't care what you do as long as it's compulsory." Stan, who passed away in 2015, also used to note that current events were moving beyond satire.

The Effects

Upset Dems

ALERT: These 7 Cities Want to KEEP Illegals… Do You Live Near One?

Conservative Tribune ^ | 11/17/2016 

One of the hallmarks of President-elect Donald Trump’s campaign was his pledge to crack down on illegal immigration, most notably through construction of a more secure border wall and through the deportation of illegals who have committed further criminal acts while in the country.
However, a number of Democrat-dominated urban centers across the land have in turn pledged to resist Trump’s efforts by doubling down on their self-proclaimed status as “sanctuary cities” that won’t cooperate with federal officials in the enforcement of immigration laws.
While there have been numerous sanctuary cities, counties and states for several years under the non-leadership of President Barack Obama, there are seven cities that have distinctly reiterated their non-cooperative stance following Trump’s election.
Those cities are: Chicago, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York City, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Seattle.
The purported leaders of these cities, both political and in law enforcement, have vowed to oppose the incoming Trump administration’s efforts at upholding federal laws, in effect choosing to protect criminal illegal immigrants over their own citizens and the rest of the country.
A Trump administration could attempt to bring these cities in line with federal law through the court system, but that could prove expensive and time-consuming.
However, there is perhaps a better, more cost-efficient manner by which these cities could be compelled to cooperate with federal agencies, and that is through the withholding of federal funds to those particular jurisdictions.
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Dems Done In by the Politics of Hate

American Thinker ^ | November 18, 2016 | Derrick Willburn 

Today’s Democrat Party spends an exorbitant amount of time preaching against “hate” and “the politics and policies of hate.” It has seemingly become the central theme of all the party touches. What the Democrats don’t realize is that they have so perfected the repeating of “hate, hate, hate” that their own message is what has done them in.
Since Barack Obama’s election in 2008 the Democrat Party has steadily drifted into this “label them all haters” territory and since that time the party has been absolutely obliterated at the polls. Democrats have lost the White House, Senate, and House. They now control just 13 state legislatures and Republicans now sleep in 33 governor’s mansions.
Yet even after the election of Donald Trump last week, Democrats continue to dutifully stick to the playbook of calling everyone (but themselves) “filled with hate.” They are name-calling the very people they want to vote for them! How’s that a good strategy?
Hillary Clinton spent the majority of the past year speaking about, running ads about, giving campaign speeches about, and focusing during debates on “Donald Trump and the Republican’s hateful rhetoric.” What Hillary and the Democrats cannot seem to figure out is that they are insulting massive portions of the American electorate by confusing common sense with hate and a rejection of their own dogma.
The vast majority of us Americans can differentiate between the two (common sense and hate). Today’s Democrats seemingly cannot.
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Bannon Critics Okay with Sharpton, Ellison

American Thinker ^ | November 18, 2016 | Daniel John Sobieski 

The mainstream media, having failed to derail or even anticipate Donald Trump’s victory, have now seized on discrediting one of the architects of his victory, calling Navy veteran, entrepreneur, and Breitbart publisher Steve Bannon a “white nationalist”. They cite as evidence some Breitbart headlines designed to provoke and attract readers as being beyond the pale. Compared to what? The New York Times, perhaps?
Publishers don’t necessarily control every jot and tittle of content in their publications, but if one concedes the point of Bannon’s critics, those who have problems with Bannon advising Trump had no problem with race-baiter Al Sharpton serving as adviser to President Obama on, of all things, race relations: As Politico magazine reported:

A few days after 18-year-old Mike Brown was gunned down in Ferguson, Missouri, White House officials enlisted an unusual source for on-the-ground intelligence amid the chaos and tear gas: the Rev. Al Sharpton, a fiery activist who became a household name by provoking rather than pacifying….
In Ferguson, Sharpton established himself as a de facto contact and conduit for a jittery White House seeking to negotiate a middle ground between meddling and disengagement. “There’s a trust factor with The Rev from the Oval Office on down,” a White House official familiar with their dealings told me. “He gets it, and he’s got credibility in the community that nobody else has got. There’s really no one else out there who does what he does.”
Let us be grateful for that. If one wanted to send a sane message about justice and peace, Al Sharpton is arguably the worst person to call.
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They Do Protest Too Much, Methinks

American Thinker ^ | November 18, 2016 | Michael Curtis 

The ongoing protests, now in their eighth day, against the election of Donald Trump as President of the U.S. can be seen in benign fashion as democracy in action, illustrations of the exercise of the right of free speech. Some of the protestors may be sincere, open-minded critics of what they perceive are Trump's policies and intentions. They do not deny the validity of his election, nor seek to disqualify it.
But the protests must also be seen less kindly as undemocratic and indeed reactionary in their refusal to accept the validity of the democratic election result.
The United States today has nothing in common with the Communist regime in East Germany in the 1950s. Nevertheless, it is well to remember the bitter remark of the German poet and playwright Bertolt Brecht after the failure of the uprising of June 17, 1953 in East Germany against poor economic wage and working conditions, an uprising that was put down brutually by Soviet Union troops.
In his poem "The Solution" critical of the brutality, Brecht ironically wrote it was easier for the Communist goverment to maintain control by dissolving the people and electing another. The present day U.S protestors, whether choreographed or not or organized by groups said to be sponsored by billionaire George Soros, in their refusal to accept the will of the people want to dissolve the American people and demand both the reversal of the election result and changes in the Constitution.
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