Sunday, February 12, 2017

Obama PACs Bus Protesters To GOP Town Halls

The Daily Caller ^ | February 12, 2017 | By Phillip Stucky 

Political action committees that fundraised for President Barrack Obama during the 2012 presidential election, bused protesters to Republican town hall events nationwide earlier in February, according to a Sunday report from The Washington Post.
Democrats nationwide continue to search for ways to oppose President Donald Trump after the 2016 election, and they are digging deep into funding from years ago. An unnamed pro-Obama super PAC organized protests at several town halls, going so far as busing protesters outside the member’s districts.
Since super PACS were legalized in the 2010 Citizens United Supreme Court decision, this marks the first time that money raised to elect one president was used to undermine another. The town hall protests largely opposed the executive order that limited travel from seven nations identified as potential sources of terrorism.
Former staffers of Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton and former President Bill Clinton are also pouncing on the opportunity. . .
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An Alleged Muslim Spy Ring – Why Rex Tillerson Was Right To Clean House

Free Market Shooter ^ | 2-12-2017 | Duane 

Shortly after Trump took office, and before Rex Tillerson was even confirmed as Secretary of State, a slew of State Department officials were removed from their positions (or were forced to resign) as part of an effort to “clean house” at the State Department. The whole affair was haphazardly covered by the media, especially by Jeff Bezos’s blog, which insinuated that the departures were “an ongoing mass exodus of senior Foreign Service officers who don’t want to stick around for the Trump era.”
Further analysis revealed that the officials were actually removed from their positions shortly after Tillerson visited the State Department office in Foggy Bottom prior to his confirmation:
“Any implication that that these four people quit is wrong,” one senior State Department official said. “These people are loyal to the secretary, the President and to the State Department. There is just not any attempt here to dis the President. People are not quitting and running away in disgust. This is the White House cleaning house.”
And, just a few weeks after the fact, it appears we know why Tillerson was so quick to purge existing staffers: he just didn’t trust them. It also appears his mistrust was more than justified.
On January 29th, United States Special Forces executed an operation inside Yemen, against al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP), with the aim of gathering intelligence and killing leaders of the group. The raid was planned under the Obama administration, but the decision to execute the raid was “punted” to Trump, using the pretext of waiting for a “low loom” (moonless) night to execute the raid with maximum secrecy:
While the operation had been proposed, it was never green-lighted. Kahl said Obama felt going the mission would mark a “significant escalation”
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Elizabeth Warren is a grandstanding phony!

 WaPo ^ | Ed Rogers 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) was right to invoke Rule 19 against Sen Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) for her personal harangue against her “friend and colleague” Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.). Dignity is flowing out of Washington and Warren is doing more than her part as she desperately tries to prove she isn’t just another tiresome Hillary Clinton. What a pretentious, grandstanding phony.

Warren is likely running for president in 2020, and she is trying to rally the embittered left and Sen. Bernie Sanders’s (I-Vt.) crowd to her side. And her stunt disparaging now-Attorney General Sessions on the Senate floor, plus her tweet threatening that “If Jeff Sessions makes even the tiniest attempt to bring his racism, sexism & bigotry into @TheJusticeDept, he’ll hear from all of us” is a little much, even allowing for a shallow, pandering candidate’s sad attempts to crowd into the news cycle. Is Warren really the guardian of all that is fair and just and the defender of the oppressed? Since when?
Speaking as a proud Alabamian, trust me when I say that people from the state hate being screamed at about being bigots by someone from Massachusetts. This is nothing new. Anytime the left feels backed into a corner by Republicans or are having trouble defending their own actions, they yell “racism” — especially if their target happens to be a white, Southern, Christian Republican. They go straight to race quicker than you can say “Pocahontas.”
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Federal workers planning sabotage of the Trump administration

American Thinker ^ | 12 Feb, 2017 | Ed Straker 

Conservative talk show host Mark Levin is fond of saying that when liberals win elections, they run the country, and when they lose elections, they also run the country. That's because liberals control much of the media, the judiciary, and especially the bureaucracy, regardless of who wins the election.
Bureaucrats in the federal government, unhappy with the results of the election, feel they should be the ones to decide how America is run, and they are plotting their resistance to President Trump.
At the Environmental Protection Agency, a group of scientists strategized this past week about how to slow-walk President Trump's environmental orders without being fired.
President Trump is going to have the EPA enforce fewer regulations. How do you slow-walk less enforcement? It sounds like liberal-speak for directly disobeying orders of the chief executive.
At the Treasury Department, civil servants are quietly gathering information about whistle-blower protections as they polish their résumés.
I think whistleblowing is a euphemism for leaking government information. This entire episode is in liberal-speak and requires subtitles, like a foreign film. As for the traitorous civil servants, instead of polishing their résumés, they should be packing an emergency travel bag in case they need to abruptly head to the Ecuadorian embassy for an extended stay.
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ICE Fights Back Against Fake News on Criminal Alien Arrests

breitbart ^ | BOB PRICE 

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials are fighting back against false reports of checkpoints and sweeps during the ongoing operation targeting criminal (ICE) aliens. “Reports of ICE checkpoints and sweeps are false, dangerous and irresponsible,” ICE officials wrote in a statement obtained by Breitbart Texas. “These reports create mass panic and put communities and law enforcement personnel in unnecessary danger. Any groups falsely reporting such activities are doing a disservice to those they claim to support.”
Media outlets have been reporting statements by community activists that appear to be aimed at instilling fear and false information about the ICE’s Operation Crosscheck, a program targeting criminal aliens and those with immigration court removal orders.
“Our community has seen an increase of ICE activity where we have heard ICE agents are going to people’s homes and detaining people,” Cristina Jimenez, executive director of United We Dream, said, according to NBCNews.
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Why Democrats can’t just obstruct their way back into power

The Washington Post ^ | 02-11-2017 | Aaron Blake 

The reason I say that is because polarization in this country favors Republicans more than Democrats, at least when it comes to Congress. Republicans have something of an inherent advantage in both the House and Senate, and polarization helps reinforce those advantages these days.
Why? There are simply more red states and more red districts. Republicans took over the House and Senate in recent years largely because they knocked off some of the final hangers-on among Democrats in conservative-leaning places. It first happened in the South; then it spread to Appalachia and the Midwest. …
The 2016 election is a good example of this. Trump, as everyone knows, lost the popular vote by two full points, 48-46. But despite that loss, he actually won 230 out of 435 congressional districts, compared to 205 for Hillary Clinton, according to numbers compiled by Daily Kos Elections. And in the Senate, he won 30 out of 50 states.
So basically, 53 percent of House districts are Republican and 60 out of 100 senators hail from red states, according to the 2016 election results (in which the GOP, again, lost the popular vote).
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It Begins: Illegal Immigrants are Being Rounded Up and Deported by Trump Administration, as Promised

Independent Journal Review ^ | 2/11/17 | Mike Miller 

Throughout the presidential campaign, Donald Trump pledged to take action on a host of issues, as all candidates tend to do when running for election. Now that he's president, Trump is actually following through.
One of those pledges was a promise to enforce existing U.S. immigration laws, including the deportation of those who entered the country illegally.
As reported by the Wall Street Journal, Trump “pressed ahead with his immigration crackdown” this week, “launching deportation raids across the U.S.”
The Independent was even more dramatic:
“Panic” and “terror” is said to be running through immigrant communities in the U.S. following raids carried out across at least six states as part of Donald Trump’s pledge to crack down on illegal immigrants.
The Daily Beast reported that Trump's “deportation force” conducted an “enforcement surge” in multiple cities around the country:
Over the last five days, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents conducted what they call an “enforcement surge” in the Los Angeles area, arresting more than 160 undocumented immigrants.
Immigrants’ rights groups and lawyers told The Daily Beast that ICE also increased its enforcement activities—including, in some cases, in apartment buildings—in a number of cities around the country, including Atlanta, Phoenix, Charlotte, and Austin.
The Independent quoted Department of Homeland Security spokesperson Gillian Christensen, who said the “raids” conducted by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), were part of “routine” immigration enforcement actions:
“We’re talking about people who are threats to public safety or a threat to the integrity of the immigration system.”
But Cristina Jimenez, executive director of United We Dream, has a different take:
“This is clearly the first wave of attacks under the Trump administration, and we know this isn’t going to be the only one."
Sarah Owings, an immigration attorney in Atlanta, sounded a similar alarm:
“The muscle to do this kind of stuff is here — it’s just that the leash has been taken off. They’re out and they’re hunting. They’re picking up and rounding up anyone they can get."
Listening to the critics one would think that America is a police state, with a Gestapo-like force rounding up panicked and terrorized innocents in the middle of the night, rather than a country attempting to enforce its immigration laws — not only for the protection of its indigenous citizens, but for its legal immigrants as well.

Wow! Piers Morgan Told To F*** Off On Live T.V. For Defending Trump! (VIDEO)

Gateway Pundit ^ | 2/11/17 | Cristina Laila 

Piers Morgan appeared on HBO’s ‘Real Time With Bill Maher’ where they discussed Donald Trump’s foreign policy. Jim Jeffries compared Trump to Hitler (shocker) and told Piers Morgan to ‘F*ck Off!’ just because he defended Trump. This is why the left lost and will continue to lose; there is no productive discourse.

Bill Maher: “The people who said during the campaign that Hillary Clinton was the lesser of two evils, could we get the apology right now?”
Piers Morgan: “Why?!”
Bill Maher: “Are you serious?!”
Piers Morgan: “I’m serious”
Bill Maher: “…(Hillary) wouldn’t have a Muslim ban…”
Piers Morgan: “Calm down Bill, there is no Muslim ban.”
Jim Jeffries: “F*ck Off! F*ck Off!”
Of course Jim Jeffries went on to compare Donald Trump to Hitler…because everyone the liberals disagree with these days is literally Hitler. FYI, Jim Jeffries is a ‘comic’ who jokes about rape…lovely.
Piers Morgan went on a fiery tweet storm defending himself:






Video: Hypocrites! Sanctimonious liberals protesting "Islamic ban" refuse to house refugees

Feb. 2, 2017 | Joey Salads 

Liberal hypocrisy at its finest. YouTube's Joey Salads went to LAX and asked Muslim ban protesters if they would be willing to share their homes with refugees they want let into the country.

The "generosity" of these holier-than-thou frauds was all too predictable:
Liberal Hypocrites Refuse to House Refugees

Lt. General Hal Moore....An Amazing American Hero

Stripes ^ | 11 Feb 2017 | Iceflyer 

I am greatly saddened today at the passing of Lt General Hal Moore. I would never have thought that in my Air Force career that it would be an Army General who would leave the greatest impression on me. This post is to reflect on that impact.
In 2006 I attended Air Command and Staff College. After interviewing with 75+ others for 17 coveted slots on the Gathering of Eagles team I was selected to be one and could not believe my fortune. Through several weeks of work as a team we had selected our “Eagles” to come to the school in our last two weeks and be the capstone event to our year. My Eagle was LtGen Hal Moore.
I was more fortunate than the others in that my Eagle lived but an hour away. Unlike the others who had little one-on-one time with their Eagle I would be at General Moore’s home many times spending hours with him. I was recorded interviewing him in his home among his many amazing memorabilia and cherished family items. I got to know a lot about his life and his hero’s including his greatest one, his wife. Humble in spirit and temperament yet unafraid and bold. He would joke with me, tell me amazing stories and encourage me to never give in or up no matter what the situation.
He loved his wife and family most dearly, next to that he loved the men he led. He never left a single one of them behind. He faced grave danger many a time to make sure to keep that promise. One of his greatest friends and fellow soldiers was Sergeant Major Basil Plumley. He was played by Sam Elliot in the movie and I promise you, that even when I met SgtMaj Plumley as an elder man I feared him as those Lieutenants did in the movie. I even have a most special moment with him as I was interviewing General Moore on stage and we surprised the audience with another man walking out…I said “Ladies and Gentlemen, Sgt Major Basil Plumley….” And while they all leapt to the feet to applaud this, another amazing hero, the applause died down and I said “It’s a beautiful day Sgt Major!” To which he gleefully replied (albeit gruffly) “Who the hell are you the Got Danged weatherman?” It took a while for the laughter to die down.
I could spend hours talking about this amazing man, It was a most special time in my life and career. Now, General Moore goes home. To the God he so deeply believed in, to his wife who went ahead of him, and to be with the “troopers” whom he commanded.
God bless and keep the Moore family at the passing of this giant hero. May they know the love and gratitude of a grateful nation and the blessings of God.

How Obama is scheming to sabotage Trump’s presidency. To understand whats going on, read this

The New York Post ^ | 2/11/17 | Paul Sperry 

When former President Barack Obama said he was “heartened” by anti-Trump protests, he was sending a message of approval to his troops. Troops? Yes, Obama has an army of agitators — numbering more than 30,000 — who will fight his Republican successor at every turn of his historic presidency. And Obama will command them from a bunker less than two miles from the White House. In what’s shaping up to be a highly unusual post-presidency, Obama isn’t just staying behind in Washington. He’s working behind the scenes to set up what will effectively be a shadow government to not only protect his threatened legacy, but to sabotage the incoming administration and its popular “America First” agenda. He’s doing it through a network of leftist nonprofits led by Organizing for Action. Normally you’d expect an organization set up to support a politician and his agenda to close up shop after that candidate leaves office, but not Obama’s OFA. Rather, it’s gearing up for battle, with a growing war chest and more than 250 offices across the country. Since Donald Trump’s election, this little-known but well-funded protesting arm has beefed up staff and ramped up recruitment of young liberal activists, declaring on its website, “We’re not backing down.” Determined to salvage Obama’s legacy,”it’s drawing battle lines on immigration, ObamaCare, race relations and climate change.
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Trump is in control of fight with California

The Orange County Register ^ | February 11, 2017 | Susan Shelley 

Ever since Donald Trump was elected president, California has resembled the busty blonde B-movie actress in a horror film.

You know the look. Eyes wide. Red lips parted halfway between a gasp and a scream. Hands frozen in mid-flail.

That was the reaction in the scene where President Trump called California “out of control” and said he might have to cut off federal funds.
This terrifying prospect has public officials up and down the state looking everywhere for a copy of the U.S. Constitution. It says he can’t do that, right? States have rights. Right?

You might think so if you read the Tenth Amendment: “The powers not delegated to the United States by the Constitution, nor prohibited by it to the states, are reserved to the states respectively, or to the people.”

That amendment was written to make it absolutely clear, even though the authors of the Constitution thought it was already clear, that the federal government had limited powers. The powers of the states, on the other hand, were “numerous and indefinite,” in James Madison’s words....
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PROOF: The Liberal-to-conservative faculty ratio in academia will blow your mind

American Thinker ^ | 02/11/2017 | Petr Van Derzwet 


Multiple studies released by statisticians and psychologists have revealed evidence for potential professional and personal harm to academics and students expressing conservative political leanings in universities across America.

As the largely conservative "Greatest Generation" faded into retirement in the 1990s, "Baby Boomers" holding increasingly liberal worldviews came to dominate university faculty.  Studies released by the Heterodox Academy, tasking themselves with studying the evolving hegemony of "progressives" in academia, have revealed a significant lack of diversity in political thought encompassing various universities and academic departments.
So dominant is leftist ideology that across university departments in nearly all states, an average ratio of 10:1 exists among faculty who identify as liberal versus conservative.  When exploring the makeup of Ivy League institutions and universities in New England, results, such as the case with Brown University, were as high as 60:1 in favor of registered Democrats among professors.

Economic departments found best balance with a 4:5:1 ratio in favor of registered Republicans, but history departments skewed 33:5:1 for Democrats.  A significant number of departments had no registered Republicans at all.

Other well respected universities include:

Boston University – 40:1
Johns Hopkins University – 35:1
Tufts – 32:1
Columbia – 30:1
Princeton – 30:1
Boston College – a moderate 22:1 ratio in favor of registered Democrats

Since assistant professors are more likely to be registered Democrats, as the generational transition moves forward, many more top positions in academia are filled by progressives who self-identify with their peers within a set of "sacred values."  As the quest for tenure is allocated via "departmental majoritarianism," "excessive concurrence-seeking" produces a psychological "other" into which they box their conservative peers.
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Arrogant Illegal Alien Who Voted 5 TIMES in Election Pays the Price... Blames TRUMP!

TRN ^ | 2/11/2017 | Gina Cassini 

Mexican national, and illegal alien Rosa Ortega blatantly registered and voted in 5 different cities in Texas. And she just found out the price for getting busted.

It’s bad enough that she was allowed to vote ILLEGALLY in 5 different polling places, but here’s the kicker…the portion on her license that identifies her as a non-citizen was also checked!

She is the poster child for President Donald J. Trump's call to crackdown on illegals voting -- claiming hundreds of thousands of such fraudulent votes were cast this past election.

The leftist media ridicules Trump's claims, but Ortega's conviction is rock-solid proof.

If she -- just ONE illegal -- voted 5 times, how many among the perhaps 30 million illegal aliens across America also did?
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Gut Bacteria May Play a Role in Alzheimer’s Disease

Neuroscience News ^ | February 10, 2017 

New research from Lund University in Sweden has shown that intestinal bacteria can accelerate the development of Alzheimer’s disease.

According to the researchers behind the study, the results open up the door to new opportunities for preventing and treating the disease
Because our gut bacteria have a major impact on how we feel through the interaction between the immune system, the intestinal mucosa and our diet, the composition of the gut microbiota is of great interest to research on diseases such as Alzheimer’s. Exactly how our gut microbiota composition is composed depends on which bacteria we receive at birth, our genes and our diet.
By studying both healthy and diseased mice, the researchers found that mice suffering from Alzheimer’s have a different composition of gut bacteria compared to mice that are healthy. The researchers also studied Alzheimer’s disease in mice that completely lacked bacteria to further test the relationship between intestinal bacteria and the disease. Mice without bacteria had a significantly smaller amount of beta-amyloid plaque in the brain. Beta-amyloid plaques are the lumps that form at the nerve fibres in cases of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Troops Await Deployment Orders from Ninth Circuit

American Thinker ^ | 2/12/17 | Clarice Feldman 

Apart from the unremitting attacks on Republicans by paid mobs and Democratic congressmen desperate to help the base forget they lost big time and will continue to do so in 2018, the big news this week has to be the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granting itself the right to dictate foreign policy despite the clear words of the Constitution and federal law granting the president the absolute right to preclude entry to any alien he thinks poses a threat to national security.

Following a nonsensical decision by federal court Judge James Robart in Washington state staying the suspension of entry from seven countries, the administration sought to overturn it -- the most popular Trump executive order -- in the Ninth Circuit, the largest and most frequently overturned federal Circuit Court.

In the meantime, the Department of State is bringing in refugees at a furious rate:

1,618 have come in since Trump first signed an EO to pause the refugee program for 120-days -- and less than a week since Judge Robart ruled on a portion of the EO.

Of the 1,618, the following came from countries the Administration was particularly concerned about. And, remember, although there were 7 countries of concern (90 day pause from 6 of them) Syria was to be halted indefinitely:

Iran (84)

Iraq (151)

Somalia (68)

Sudan (24)

Syria (248)

No refugees came from Libya or Yemen, however, 78 came from Afghanistan in less than a week -- a country I maintain should have been included from day one. (This notion that the 7 countries targeted had already been identified by the Obama Administration so, we are told, the Trump team thought they had some sort of PR coup with the media was a dumb idea. The media hardly mentioned it.) 


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