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  • Trump: Brennan a loudmouth, partisan political hack

    08/18/2018 7:01:32 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 7 replies
    twitter.com ^ | 8/18/18 | Donald J. Trump
    Has anyone looked at the mistakes that John Brennan made while serving as CIA Director? He will go down as easily the WORST in history & since getting out, he has become nothing less than a loudmouth, partisan, political hack who cannot be trusted with the secrets to our country!
  • A Double Ban Gets a Double Whammy

    08/18/2018 6:46:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 1 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2018 | Paul Driessen
    I don’t pull my punches over destructive, inhumane or just plain lunatic policies demanded by extreme environmentalists. I criticize them, as well as friends and “good guys,” when I think they got it wrong on energy or environmental issues. I also offer praise when it is deserved.When Department of the Interior (DOI) Secretary Ryan Zinke – whom I admire greatly – let a last-minute Obama endangered species designation for the “Rusty Patched Bumblebee” (RPB) take effect in March 2017, I faulted the decision (here and here). Now I want to praise his recent decision to reopen certain wildlife refuges to...
  • The Constitutional Right to a Security Clearance

    08/18/2018 6:41:17 AM PDT · by Twotone · 14 replies
    Steyn On-line ^ | August 17, 2018 | Mark Steyn
    On Thursday evening I kept my regular date with "Tucker Carlson Tonight", talking about, of course, the removal of John Brennan's security clearance. Brennan, a man psychologically unfit to be either CIA director or "former CIA director", is now the darling of the left - the people's spook, on whose behalf Senator Blumenthal is arguing that America's founders had cannily foreseen the need for a security clearance. Click here to watch: Incidentally, that New York Times column by Brennan bears the headline "President Trump's Claims of No Collusion Are Hogwash". The only evidence the ex-Director of Central Intelligence adduces to...
  • Trump Blasts Social Media Censorship': Discriminating Against Republican/Conservative Voices

    08/18/2018 6:28:23 AM PDT · by JonPreston · 18 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 8/18/18 | The Wrap
    President Trump on Saturday issued a tweet-storm following the removal of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and his InfoWars shows from most major social media platforms earlier this month. Social Media is totally discriminating against Republican/Conservative voices, the president wrote in the first of several tweets. Speaking loudly and clearly for the Trump Administration, we wont let that happen.
  • John Brennan Was Long a Danger to US National Security

    08/18/2018 6:15:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 17 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2018 | Humberto Fontova
    “Mr Brennan has a history that calls into question his objectivity and credibility.” (President Donald Trump, Aug.15, 2018.) “Cuba is not a threat to the United States…They don’t implicate our national security in any way…The government of Cuba has not provided any support for international terrorism during the preceding six-month period; and the government of Cuba has provided assurances that it will not support acts of international terrorism in the future.” (President Obama after meeting with Raul Castro in Panama and recommending that Stalinist Cuba be removed from the list of state sponsors of terrorism, April 14th, 2015.). Presumably the head of...
  • Newt Gingrich: Democrats have no idea what demons they are unleashing

    08/18/2018 6:14:47 AM PDT · by grayboots · 27 replies
    Fox News ^ | 8/18/2018 | Newt Gingrich
    A few weeks ago, a member of the Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) wrote an article for Vox explaining the movements goals to end capitalism and radically change America. In normal times, the declarations of a fringe party and ideology in America would not merit much attention. However, these are not normal times. A new Gallup poll shows that 57 percent of Democrats have a favorable view of socialism while only 47 percent view capitalism positively. This pattern has been building for a while. Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont took socialism mainstream in the party during the 2016...
  • HOW THE LEFT IS OUTSOURCING CENSORSHIP OF THE INTERNET

    08/18/2018 5:58:02 AM PDT · by SES1066 · 25 replies
    Powerline ^ | AUGUST 17, 2018 | John Hinderaker
    Unfortunately, most political conversation these days occurs not on the free internet, where independent sites like Power Line reside, but rather on social mediaFacebook, Twitter, YouTube and so on. Other players include Google (in its search capacity), Apple, Pinterest, Spotify, etc. Happilyif you are a leftistall of these tech companies are run by liberals. And because they are private companies, they are not constrained by the First Amendment. They can restrict or ban conservative communications on the ground that they are hate speech, or on no grounds whatsoever, with impunity.
  • Murder by Government in Burma is the Definition of Genocide

    08/18/2018 5:48:51 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 12 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2018 | Kerri Toloczko
    The Rohingya people of Burma are being murdered, their women raped, and their homes destroyed by a Burmese military emboldened by an unconscionable diplomatic pass from the Obama Administration. Help has at once arrived, and been delayed, from unlikely sources. Providing aid to this persecuted Muslim ethnic minority is a Yazidi General and a former Iraqi soldier. Hesitating so far to designate one of the most blatant human atrocities of this century as genocide is the United States Department of State. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is scheduled to address this wholesale slaughter by the Burmese military junta soon, and...
  • When Feminism Is White Supremacy in Heels

    08/18/2018 5:45:27 AM PDT · by C19fan · 24 replies
    Harper's Bazaar ^ | August 16, 2018 | Rachel Elizabeth Cargle
    When I heard about the tragic murder of 18-year-old Nia Wilson, who was stabbed to death in an unprovoked attack in Oakland last month, I could feel my heart begin to bleed. My community of black women were grieving yet again. As we grappled with the realities of Nias death, I began to use Instagram to facilitate a discussion and flesh out questions like: How many more black women and girls must die before mainstream media considers it a worthy story to cover? How could they possibly take away her white male murderer so gently in handcuffs, while black men...
  • The Media's Trump Crisis of the Week

    08/18/2018 5:36:48 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 19 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | August 18, 2018 | Michael Reagan
    What's the mainstream liberal media's most overblown Trump crisis of the week? First, it was the president's tweet calling former staffer Omarosa Manigault Newman a "dog" for betraying him and his administration with her new book, "Unhinged," and her stash of secret White House recordings. Then on Wednesday came the president's revocation of the security clearance of John Brennan, Obama's former CIA director and full-time Trump basher. From the liberal media's reaction, you'd have thought President Trump had sentenced Brennan to death and declared himself dictator for life. The New York Times called it "a striking act of retaliation against...
  • Crazy Rich Asians: The film burdened with 'crazy' Asian expectations

    08/18/2018 5:34:30 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 3 replies
    BBC ^ | 8/17/18 | Tessa Wong
    With its bold claims of Asian representation, the Hollywood film extravaganza Crazy Rich Asians was destined for intense scrutiny, coming as it does after bitter debates about whitewashing and "yellowface" casting - where white actors attempt to make themselves look Asian. But like the proverbial "tiger mum", many Asians have huge expectations for the film - might the weight of it all prove too much?
  • Kofi Annan, Diplomat Who Redefined the U.N., Dies at 80

    08/18/2018 5:33:22 AM PDT · by BlessedBeGod · 25 replies
    New York Times ^ | AUG. 18, 2018 | ALAN COWELL
    Kofi Annan, a soft-spoken and patrician diplomat from Ghana, who became the seventh secretary general of the United Nations, projecting himself and his organization as the worlds conscience and moral arbiter despite bloody debacles that left indelible stains on his record as a peacekeeper, died on Saturday. He was 80. His death, after a short illness, was confirmed by his family in a statement from the Kofi Annan Foundation, which is based in Switzerland. Awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, he was the first black African to head the United Nations, and led the organization for two successive five-year...
  • Nearly All Criminal Foreigners in U.S. Are from Central, South America

    08/18/2018 5:31:25 AM PDT · by davikkm · 14 replies
    breitbart ^ | JOHN BINDER
    Nearly all of the criminal illegal and legal immigrants incarcerated in American prisons derive from six countries in Central and South America. The newest Government Accountability Office (GAO) report reveals how mass immigration to the United States from primarily Central America is leading to a booming foreign incarcerated population from the region. Between Fiscal Year 2011 and 2016, about 91 percent of all criminal illegal and legal immigrants in federal U.S. prisons were nationals from Mexico, Honduras, El Salvador, Dominican Republic, Colombia, and Guatemala. There are now close to 40,000 criminal illegal and legal immigrants incarcerated in federal prisons across...
  • Abuse survivor calls for Cardinal Wuerl's resignation: 'He's criminally responsible'

    08/18/2018 5:01:16 AM PDT · by markomalley · 8 replies
    WTTG ^ | 8/18/18 | Cori Coffen
    Two days after Cardinal Donald Wuerl sat down exclusively with FOX 5, others are coming forward to refute the Archbishop of Washingtons claims that he did everything he could to protect victims within the Catholic Church.A growing number of people are also calling for Wuerls resignation, including David Lorenz, the Maryland director for the Survivors Network of those Abused by Priests, known as SNAP.Lorenz tells FOX 5 he had direct and one-on-one interactions with Cardinal Wuerl, who was not receptive to Lorenzs requests on handling victims in the church.I wanted him to develop a support group that survivors could come...
  • Two Judges Confirmed This Week

    08/18/2018 3:53:42 AM PDT · by cotton1706 · 15 replies
    This will be a weekly post. Count is now at 53. 26 circuit court judges, 26 district court judges, one Supreme Court justice. And Brett Kavanaugh is on deck for hearings in two weeks!
  • Chile: Man angry over suitcase behind wave of bomb threats

    08/18/2018 3:29:06 AM PDT · by texas booster · 6 replies
    Fox News ^ | Aug 17 2018 | Associated Press
    SANTIAGO, Chile A Chilean man angry over an airline not returning his suitcase made false bomb threats that caused up to 11 commercial flights to take emergency measures in Chile, Argentina and Peru, authorities charged Friday. Police said they arrested Franco Sepulveda Robles, 29, in the northern Chilean city of Antofagasta after investigators linked his cellphone to the wave of threats that disrupted flights Thursday. He was brought to the capital of Santiago to begin legal proceedings and was banned from getting close to any airport. Interior Minister Andres Chadwick said Sepulveda could be charged with security law infringement,...
  • When Digital Platforms Become Censors

    08/17/2018 9:47:15 PM PDT · by lasereye · 38 replies
    WSJ ^ | AUGUST 17, 2018 | GLENN HARLAN REYNOLDS
    <p>Call 2018 the Year of Deplatforming. The internet was once celebrated for allowing fresh new voices to escape the control of gatekeepers. But this year, the internet giants decided to slam the gates on a number of people and ideas they dont like. If you rely on someone elses platform to express unpopular ideas, especially ideas on the right, youre now at risk. This raises troubling questions, not only for free speech but for the future of American politics and media.</p>
  • Jerry Browns clemency: 18 convicted murderers serving life without parole will go free

    08/17/2018 9:39:10 PM PDT · by KingofZion · 50 replies
    SFgate | August 17, 2018 | Pete Fimrite
    Eighteen people serving life without the possibility of parole sentences for murder in California will be set free after Gov. Jerry Brown agreed to commute their sentences. The 18 are among 31 prisoners granted clemency and 36 ex-convicts pardoned by the governor on Friday. ***. Those who won commutations included Kimberly LaBore, who has served 20 years for participating in the slayings of two men in Santa Cruz while she was high on methamphetamines. Among those who had their life-without-parole sentences commuted were Virgil Eugene Holt, who gunned down his supervisor at an Alameda County fast food restaurant in 1989...
  • FORGET BRENNAN, WHAT ABOUT HILLARY?

    08/17/2018 9:05:53 PM PDT · by hapnHal · 44 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 17 Aug 18 | hapnHAL
    Two retired colonels say former Secretary of State and failed 2016 Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton should have had her security clearance pulled. One, retired Col. James Williamson, was surprised Clinton was not included in the White Houses announcement that it was considering revoking six former national security officials security clearances. The colonels organization, OPSEC, twice asked then-Secretary of State John Kerry in 2015 to suspend the security clearances of Hillary Clinton and her aides, Cheryl Mills, Huma Abedin, and Jacob Sullivan. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton was not named in the White Houses Monday announcement that it was...
  • Cuomo on his inartful remark: Of course America is great

    08/17/2018 8:28:20 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 60 replies
    ap ^ | 8/17/2018 | DAVID KLEPPER
    ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) Gov. Andrew Cuomo, running for a third term and a potential candidate for president in 2020, acknowledged Friday that he was inartful when he said this week that America was never that great.The Democrat went on to expound on something that few elected officials ever need to spell out.I want to be very clear: Of course America is great and of course America has always been great, Cuomo said on a teleconference with reporters.Cuomos appraisal of the nation was somewhat different Wednesday when, speaking at a Manhattan bill signing, he critiqued Republican President Donald Trump and...