Saturday, February 4, 2017

More Left-Wing Civility



Justice Department files appeal challenging halt to Trump's immigration ban



Not just a war on women but a crime against humanity: the #Islamist treatment of Middle Eastern women.



A bitter truth, often glossed over in the name of "tradition," is the religious teachings and the responsibilities of a Muslim woman. Most glossed over is the violence that men are still allowed to inflict on their women in the name of their religion and culture on such a massive part of the planet.

This brutality not only takes place in ISIS-held territory but across most Muslim societies. All around you, you see women killed, molested, imprisoned, maimed and incarcerated while their men sugar-coat the abuse as "modesty", "honour", "divine law" or even "justice"....

Turkey last year presented a bill for tackling its widespread child-marriage issue: the Turkish government introduced a bill that pardons a rapist if he marries his victim. The victim is not consulted.

All forms of exploiting women are presented as divine law, sharia, in which women have no say, which they are unable to use in their own defence, and which they are forced to accept as their fate.

These are countries where men are not only permitted, but invited, to consider woman a pet -- to be killed, burned with acid, benzene or a weapon of choice supposedly to preserve a family's "honour".

These laws, put in place by the governments and the clergy, provide a safe escape for criminals, such as those who kill their women and claim it is in the name of "honour".

The deeper horror is that all these abuses -- child marriage, confinement, FGM, rape, torture, and legal discrimination -- have accomplices. These enablers are often well-meaning people from the West, "multiculturalists" who are reluctant to pass judgement on other people's customs no matter how brutal they might be....

Look Who Funds The Group Behind Riots in Berkeley







The left-wing group that helped organize the violent shut down of the Milo Yiannopoulos event at the University of California, Berkeley on Wednesday is backed by a progressive charity that is in turn funded by George Soros, the city of Tucson, a major labor union and several large companies.... on its Facebook page, the group asserted that the vandalism and arson were not “violence.” Instead, the group argued that Yiannopoulos and Trump perpetrate violence through the policies they support....

The organization did not mention the violent attacks against conservatives. One Trump backer was attacked with shovels by a group of men clad in black. He was shown laying unconscious in the middle of the street. A female Trump supporter was blasted with pepper spray while giving an on-camera interview.

Refuse Fascism’s involvement has spurred questions about who is behind the group. In a series of tweets on Thursday, Trump asserted that the protesters were paid to agitate.

While it is unclear whether those who carried out the violence were paid to do so, the benefactors of the Alliance for Global Justice — and Refuse Fascism — are listed online.

According to its most recent 990 tax form, Alliance for Global Justice (AfGJ) received $2.2 million in funding for the fiscal year ending in March 2016.

One of the group’s biggest donors is the Tides Foundation, a non-profit funded by billionaire progressive philanthropist George Soros. Tides gave AfGJ $50,000.





Rollback of Dodd-Frank will free up capital for small businesses.







"No Obama, no Clinton, no gun prohibition, no problem," Alan Gottlieb of the Second Amendment Foundation said. "No rush to buy a gun before your rights are infringed. Of course gun sales are down."

Donald Trump might be more popular than you think



According to Rasmussen Reports’ most recent survey released Friday, 54 percent of likely voters approved of the president’s job performance.

The debate is a flashback to last fall’s election — in which Trump ran ahead of his poll numbers, particularly in the Upper Midwest states that propelled him to victory. And just like during the campaign season, there’s evidence suggesting that Americans may be less willing to admit they support the president and his actions if they are talking to another person on the phone, compared to polls completed with the anonymity of the internet or an automated phone interface.

“I think you’re getting two things,” said John McLaughlin, a Republican pollster who worked for Trump during the campaign. “One, the online surveys, people are more likely to put in an honest answer because they’re not speaking to a human being.”

TRUMP IMPOSES NEW IRAN SANCTIONS OVER MISSILE TEST...







French prosecutor: The Louvre Museum attacker was a UAE resident, came to Paris on tourist visa on Jan. 26.



In the Trump Era, truthful news is replaced by fashionable lies



The Washington Post (and lots of others) report that the entire senior staff at the State Department resigned rather than serve under Trump. The reality? Four political appointees whose resignations had been requested by President Obama, as is customary at a change of administration, had their resignations accepted.

One of them, Patrick Kennedy, was involved in the Clinton email scandal, but will be allowed to retire...

This fashionable lie was quickly debunked by practically everyone, including Vox. Here's more:
The Trump administration was muzzling the EPA and USDA. The reality? It was, again, a customary step at the change of administration.Science, among others, debunked this fashionable lie.

The famous Muslim ban. Reality? It was a (temporary) ban on entrance from seven countries that had been identified as being so chaotic as to make effective vetting difficult -- under a law passed in 2015, modified in 2016, and signed by Obama (remember him?). The law itself had been supported by Senator Chuck Schumer (D-NY) -- who was in tears this weekend after it was implemented.Look folks: if the executive order blocks Christians from Iraq, but it doesn't block a Muslim cleric from Mecca, where only Muslims are permitted to enter by law, it just isn't a Muslim ban. "It's a Muslim ban" is just another fashionable lie.

Trump excluded countries from the "Muslim ban" (see above) that he has business dealings with. Reality? Let's look back at that same law: the list of countries comes from 2016. I think it's pretty clever of Trump to arrange for the Obama administration to craft that list to give Trump's businesses an advantage, don't you? But lying about Trump's executive orders has become fashionable....

40% Say Election Hurt a Close Relationship...



Contrary to the media and most pollsters who felt Democrat Hillary Clinton was a shoo-in for the presidency, Republican Donald Trump was the surprise winner. Fifty-four percent (54%) of voters who Strongly Disapprove of the job President Trump is doing say the election has hurt a personal relationship. Just 35% of those who Strongly Approve of Trump's job performance agree.

Seventy-seven percent (77%) of all voters now think Americans today are less tolerant of each other’s political opinions than they were in the past. That’s up from 70% in November. Voters were last this pessimistic just weeks before the 2012 presidential election. Only 11% think Americans are more tolerant of each other’s views than in the past, while 10% think the level of tolerance is about the same.

JUDGE BLOCKS TRUMP TRAVEL BAN



















Friday, February 3, 2017

HATE: Over 12,000 tweets calling for PresidentTrump's assassination...



















TRUMP IMPOSES NEW IRAN SANCTIONS OVER MISSILE TEST...

FCC Deals First Blow to Net Neutrality...

Thursday, February 2, 2017

President Trump, moving fast to freeze and stop last minute regulations jammed through by former President Obama, has already stopped rules that would have cost businesses and taxpayers $181 billion.



According to a new analysis, Trump's actions began on Inauguration Day and had the added benefit of saving 5.5 million hours in paperwork.

American Action Forum's Sam Batkins said, "It is standard operating procedure for a new president to take stock of the existing regulatory landscape. What was extraordinary was that the previous administration had $181 billion in regulatory burdens, 16 billion-dollar rules, and millions of hours of new paperwork pending in the system. It's unlikely the regulatory freeze lasts for longer than a few months, but it's a certainty that the administration will scrutinize all pending major rules and determine those that adequately protect public health and safety and those that could harm economic growth."

Social-media hysteria invents Trump scandals that fester, burn out, & float away in matter of hours. Sifting Through the Fake News on Trump’s Calls with Mexico and Australia



◼ RUSH: Sifting Through the Fake News on Trump’s Calls with Mexico and Australia

...How about the AP report that Trump threatened the president of Mexico? The AP reported that Trump called the president of Mexico and said, “Look, if you don’t take care of those bad hombres down there that you’ve got, we’re gonna send in the American military to do it.” The AP claimed that Trump told the Mexican president Enrique Pena Nieto that if he didn’t take care of the bad hombres down there that we would send in the US military. The Washington Post and others in the Drive-Bys ran with the AP story....

Even the AP story, if you read deep enough down there, the article admitted that Mexico denied that version of events. It doesn’t matter, it doesn’t matter, ’cause the president of Mexico is not a credible source. He was on the call, but his sourcing is not credible if he doesn’t go along with the primary narrative of the story. The narrative is that Trump got on the phone, bullied the president of Mexico and threatened to send troops to get rid of bad hombres. The head honcho Mexico said, “No, no, no, didn’t happen,” but they say we can’t count on this guy as a source...

And then Australia. This is a big one. The first thing you have to understand, the current prime minister of Australia is practically a carbon copy clone of the new left-wing child socialist in Canada, what’s his name, Trudeau? Justin Trudeau. Yeah, the guy in Australia is a little older than Justin Trudeau, but he’s still a wacko leftist. And the Drive-By Media are having conniptions over Trump’s phone call to the Australian prime minister. His name is Malcolm Turnbull.
Now, in this call Trump supposedly denounced as dumb the deal that Obama had struck where the United States would trade some illegal aliens from Central America for the 1,200 refugees from Iran and Iraq and Afghanistan, refugees that Australia will not let into their country. What this is really all about is that there’s central American refugees and Australia won’t let ’em in.
Australia won’t let ’em in, they send them here, and Trump said to hell with that and even addressed this at the prayer breakfast today, telling people our country is under assault. There are people taking advantage of our country, and it’s gonna stop. And he said, “I don’t want you to be nervous what you hear about these calls.” And he’s talking about these two news reports about the phone calls he had with these two leaders in Australia and Mexico. And he was calming, he was comforting.... Read MORE at the link.

Berkeley violence continues





"'Nestle hires a lot of marketing and finance people, and they might find it difficult to pay those people sufficiently for quality of life here or it’s difficult to get people to move to California because of high cost of living,' said Chris Thornberg, founding partner of Beacon Economics."

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

“This is what tolerance looks like at Berkeley” "It is legitimately dangerous to have a different opinion now."

FIRE OVER MILO AT BERKELEY...
PROTESTERS MOUNT ASSAULT...
Rampaging Students Destroying Campus...







































Just last week:

Those who seek to protect the Constitution as it was conceived and written are primarily concerned about protecting individual rights. Progressive statists such as Garland tend to be more interested in increasing the power of the government to infringe upon those rights in order to promote the political agenda of the Left.





"It’s a homerun at multiple levels … He should be Scalia 2.0, which is the terminology a lot of the leftist critiques are using …. Politically it’s an even more brilliant move, because the Democrats are absolutely itching for a fight on this first nomination, and Donald Trump picked somebody who has impeccable credentials, who is getting praise even from liberal law professors. This is the fight Democrats want, but I’m not sure it’s really the fight they need …. So at multiple levels this was a brilliant choice."

Honoring the Fallen: President Trump Pays Respects to Navy SEAL in Surprise Visit

Five Ways The Media has Broken the Public Trust in Four Days



...I found a few things that have happened just since Donald Trump signed the highly publicized immigration executive order that make it easy to see why the public has zero confidence in the press.

Muslim Ban

There is not muslim ban. There never was. Donald Trump signed a travel ban to specific countries, but that is not how it was reported by the mainstream media. The seven countries selected were chosen by Barack Obama, prior to him leaving office. Another tidbit you won’t see widely acknowledged. However by using #MuslimBan they insured that those not paying close attention would find this to be a bigoted move. Even if it wasn’t true, it didn’t stop those in the media from spreading the false narrative...

Trump Has Secret Plans for the Gays

Social Media has been aflutter for days, with rumors swirling that Donald Trump had a super secret plan to punish the gays. He was just waiting to unleash it. Nevermind that Trump is the most gay friendly president in the history of the country. It took Barack Obama until Joe Biden said they’d changed positions during their re-election campaign that he “evolved” to be support Same-Sex Marriage. Trump for all his faults, has never publicly opposed it. In fact he has been fairly vocal in his support of the gay community. Having Peter Thiel speak at the Convention, Caitlyn Jenner is a family friend, and of course Trump even took to the stage wrapped in a Gay Pride Flag, but this hasn’t stopped those hell bent on painting him as homophobic. The long awaited pronouncement was made that Trump would be continuing the policies put in place by Obama for LGBTQ protections against discrimination. The media’s response after nearly a week of ginning up outrage? Somewhere between a shrug and a snide “well that’s what he says, now”. No that’s what he’s been saying, the media needs to stop telling people Trump is going to put them in camps.... MORE at the link

Daniel Pearl was murdered 15 years ago today - Final words: "My father is Jewish, my mother is Jewish, I am Jewish”

“There is no principle that demeans, degrades and dehumanizes women more than the principle of Sharia law.”



DNC boots candidate from chairmanship race for criticizing Islamic law’s discrimination against gays



#FakeNews: Man who claimed mom died in Iraq after Trump's ban lied, Imam confirms





A pause is important and wise, but the next moves will be far more important. What happens after the pause? What will new security measures look like?





...Myth Four: Terrorism is our only concern when evaluating prospective immigrants from the Middle East. This is perhaps one of the most consequential misunderstandings in the entire debate. The media treats the immigrant population from jihadist nations as if it’s a vast sea of wonderful people contaminated with a tiny few terrorists. But the concern isn’t just about finding the deadly needle in an otherwise-benign haystack. It’s also about whether we’re admitting people who will assimilate into American life or those who will import many of the dysfunctions and problems of their home countries....

The "STOP _____" sign encapsulates the sad reality of politics today. Didn't matter who nominee was; their name was going in that space









Opinion: Gorsuch pick is Trump's best decision yet







President Trump has chosen Neil Gorsuch, a judge on the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals, to fill the long-vacant Supreme Court seat left by the late Justice Antonin Scalia. The decision is already earning Trump high marks among many constitutional conservatives, including from numerous politicians and members of the media who have long questioned Trump's commitment to conservative ideals.

Erick Erickson, a longtime critic of Trump, says in an article posted on his political commentary site the Resurgent, "Judge Gorsuch is the one nominee who matches Antonin Scalia's intellectual pedigree and will unite all the factions within the Republican Party. This is a very wise move by President Trump. Even his most ardent critics on the right will have to commend President Trump for this nomination. It is rock solid."





Matt Drudge Takes On Do-Nothing Republicans: They're "Hanging The Donald Out to Dry"

BOOM! Trump Files With FEC To Run in 2020; NonProfits Can't Campaign Against Him Until Then!



I am laughing too much right now to even think straight. Trump outfoxed the Washington, DC foxes but beating them in their own game. According to the article via Zero Hedge, NonProfit organizations can’t engage in political speech without the possibility of them losing their status. That’s huge!

Tell me Trump doesn’t have his stuff together. This could hurt George Soros as he would have ramped up his efforts to go after Trump as it states in the article.



A document from the Federal Elections Commission (FEC) indicates that Donald Trump took steps last week to outmaneuver nonprofit organizations, leaving them unable to officially campaign against him over the next few years of his Presidency.

Filed on January 20th, 2017, the letter states that, while not an official announcement for reelection, Donald Trump has filed an FEC Form 2 in order to “ensure compliance with the Federal Election Campaign Act.” This is an unprecedented, although legal, move for the President to make. Barack Obama did not file for his 2012 re-election bid until April 2011. Having filed (even if not formally announcing a bid) as a candidate, Trump would be able to coordinate with PACs and other similar organizations.

More importantly, 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations would no longer be able to engage in “political speech” which could theoretically affect the results of the 2020 U.S. Presidential Election without running the risk of losing their nonprofit status. The move effectively bars interest groups from creating nonprofits which they could funnel money into for the purposes of opposing Trump’s initiatives. This will likely create chaos for political opponents of Trump such as George Soros, who has sunk significant amounts of money into various nonprofit groups with the intent of opposing Trump’s government. How 501(c)(3) organizations will comply with the FEC’s regulations when participating an actions which qualify as political speech remains to be seen.

#HillaryClinton's book "Stronger Together" only sold 2,912 copies.

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

BREAKING: Pres. Trump Announces Neil Gorsuch as His First Pick for U.S. Supreme Court









































Trump nominates Supreme Court Justice: WATCH LIVE







Neil Gorsuch and Thomas Hardiman are considered the two most likely nominees to fill the Scalia Seat.

The gossip (i.e. media reports based on conversations with unnamed “sources”) claim it’s Gorsuch. Regardless of the choice — or if Trump pulls a surprise — Democrats have promise a fight to the death. They need to put on a show for the base. So it looks like this is going to go nuclear option.

Trump has played this masterfully, with the networks breaking into their nightly schedules for the announcement. He will have a yuge audience.

















Here's a reminder of seven lies about Betsy DeVos, and why they're entirely wrong.



Fleebaggers: Dems consider boycotting vote on Trump EPA nominee



Democrats are mulling a boycott of Wednesday’s nomination hearing for President Trump’s pick to lead the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).

...Sen. Kamala Harris (D-Calif.), a committee member, said later that Democrats had “not yet” decided on whether to boycott the hearing.

...On Tuesday, Finance Committee Democrats refused to attend a hearing to vote on two Trump picks: Rep. Tom Price (R-Ga.) to head the Department of Health and Human Services, and Steve Mnuchin to lead the Treasury Department.

And the party has twice this week invoked a rarely used procedural rule to delay a committee vote on Trump’s attorney general nominee, Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.)

How Senate Republicans Can Break a Supreme Court Filibuster

Trump vows to continue LGBT workplace rights protection



Apparently all of the other taxes to help the homeless didn't work so it's time for another.



...Called Measure H, the proposed quarter-cent sales tax will be on the March 7 ballot for Los Angeles County voters. The goal is to raise an estimated $355  million a year for 10 years to help homeless people transition into planned affordable housing, officials said.

...In November, Los Angeles city voters passed Proposition HHH, a property tax bond measure that is supposed to raise $1.2 billion to build 10,000 affordable-housing units for the homeless. But the money only funds the bricks and mortar. Garcetti and others said the affordable-housing complexes they plan to build also need “wrap-around services” to help formerly homeless people adapt to living off the streets and, if needed, to treat addictions. That’s where Measure H comes in, Garcetti said.

“From Pomona to Palisades, from Palmdale to (San) Pedro, we have too many unhoused Angelenos,” Garcetti said. “It is unacceptable in Los Angeles. It is unforgivable if we do nothing about it.”

An estimated 47,000 people are considered homeless in Los Angeles County on any given night...

“The voters seem to like taxes,” said Kris Vosburgh, executive director of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association. “If there’s a downside we’ve already pushed the middle class out of the Los Angeles area and one of the reasons is high taxes. People should realize these taxes are long-term and taxes run up the costs of everything.”

Monday, January 30, 2017

'My Hope' What one local Republican wants from a Trump presidency

BY JOHN W. SCHUTT JR.

The 2016 presidential race was remarkable for many reasons, but what stood out to me was the level of flat-out lies thrown back and forth and how the media failed miserably at fact checking.

Between social, print and electronic media, voters found it hard to determine which statements were true and which were false. Republicans voted for their candidate, Donald Trump, but some Democrats and those who previously voted for President Obama voted for him too, which was evident by the surprising wins in Michigan, Wisconsin and Pennsylvania.

Many voters across the country believed the nation was in dire need of leadership and jobs. The hope and change of the previous eight years never materialized. Republicans were tired of the empty speeches and promises made by previous politicians, which never came to fruition. What they saw in Donald Trump was a candidate who was not beholden to anyone and one who could operate outside of the political norms.

We'd seen our medical insurance monthly premiums skyrocket, our yearly deductibles double and triple, and the promises of President Obama evaporate: "If you like your doctor, you can keep your doctor," "If you like your health plan, you can keep your health plan."

The endangered middle class began disappearing due to the Affordable Care Act and jobs were not that far behind. There were 17 Republican candidates at the start of the primary; in the end, Donald Trump was the victor.

The reason Trump won the primary and subsequent presidency is plain and simple: Barack Obama. Those who voted for Trump did so for many reasons and here they are:

• The failing Affordable Care Act

• The absence of U.S. leadership worldwide

• The rise of ISIS

• The rise of terrorism worldwide and a failure to act

• Terrorism on our homeland by homegrown ISIS sympathizers

• Deficit grew to a record high number, larger than the previous four administrations combined

• A growing racial divide

Brendan O'Neill in his article, "Trump! How did this happen?" said:

"Because you (society) turned 'white man' from a description into an insult. Because you treated dissent as hate speech and criticism of Obama as extremism. Because you cried when someone mocked the Koran, but laughed when they mocked the Bible. Because you turned politics from something done by and for people to something done to them, for their own good."

My hope is that government works again, for everyone. I hope we can look at each other again as fellow human beings, not as black, white, brown, conservative or liberal. My hope is that everyone can afford health insurance, not just the poor and the rich. It is my hope that Donald Trump makes America first again; that he fixes all that is wrong with education, and not just by throwing millions of more dollars at it. And finally, I hope President Trump makes America great again. Being great again does not mean going back to a dark time in our history when we locked people in chains, but it means returning to a time when our country was respected in the world and other countries looked to us for guidance and leadership, when our schools produced the best doctors and scientists, and a time when we looked out for each other, not requiring the government to do it for us.

Let's all join together and support our new president, because if President Trump fails we all fail.

"There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must take it because conscience tells him it is right." – Martin Luther King Jr., taken from A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

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John W Schutt Jr. chairs the Humboldt County Republican Party. He lives in Eureka.

U.S. President Donald Trump calls Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau to express condolences about mosque attack



A guide to Trump's first 17 executive orders

Donald Trump signs executive order requiring that for every one new regulation, two must be revoked

Journalist India Knight and Ted Kornblum, CEO of Magnatone Amplifiers Call for Trump's Assassination



In a hastily-deleted tweet, the liberal pundit said this: "The assassination is taking such a long time."



Kornblum tweeted: "Rest easy, people, it'll take only 100 days till Trump gets a bullet in the head!"

Meet your 65th #MissUniverse, a Parisian native and dental student who loves to cook.




'No one believes me now, but I knew nothing’

Sunday, January 29, 2017

U.S. service member killed in Yemen raid

Stunning Win – instead of dealing with the symptom (Syrian refugees), Trump addresses the root of the issue



[…] A senior Saudi source told Reuters the two leaders spoke for over an hour by telephone and agreed to step up counter-terrorism and military cooperation and enhance economic cooperation. But the source had no word on whether the two leaders discussed Trump’s order to put a four-month hold on allowing refugees into the United States and temporarily ban travelers from Syria and six other Muslim-majority countries.

The source said Saudi Arabia would enhance its participation in the U.S.-led coalition fighting to oust Islamic State from its strongholds in Iraq and Syria.







Saudi Arabia’s King Salman, in a phone call on Sunday with U.S. President Donald Trump, agreed to support safe zones in Syria and Yemen, a White House statement said.

Trump, during his presidential campaign last year, had called for Gulf states to pay for establishing safe zones to protect Syrian refugees.

A statement after the phone call said the two leaders agreed on the importance of strengthening joint efforts to fight the spread of Islamic State militants.

“The president requested and the King agreed to support safe zones in Syria and Yemen, as well as supporting other ideas to help the many refugees who are displaced by the ongoing conflicts,” the statement said.