Mar 25

Pence: @President Trump Digs Coal

I like that.

Mar 25

Another college creates (and reports) their own fake racist propaganda « Hot Air #snowflakes

Another college creates (and reports) their own fake racist propaganda

posted at 11:31 am on March 25, 2017 by Jazz Shaw

This story first surfaced over at Campus Reform and what’s probably just as depressing as the subject matter is the fact that it’s becoming so common that we may stop paying attention. Gustavus Adolphus College is a small liberal arts school in Wisconsin and earlier this month they attracted national attention when they ran into a “hate speech” problem. Some Trump loving, racist, Hispanophobic (is that a word yet?) scoundrel had gone and peppered the campus with some not very subtle literature. It informed all and sundry that America is a “white nation” and it’s every white person’s duty to report illegal immigrants when they see them. It’s a very colorful and provocative flyer, don’t you think?

Everyone was, of course, immediately up in arms. Alumni were threatening to pull their donations to the colleges generous, $144M endowment and students were sent scurrying for their safe spaces. That is to say, at least they were until the actual culprits were identified. As CR reports, the flyers were posted by the same diversity groups who were supposedly working to make sure things like this didn’t happen.
The “Diversity Leadership Council” at Gustavus Adolphus College has admitted to posting racially offensive posters around campus after the school’s Bias Response Team received multiple reports on the matter.
The signs, which are now being labeled a social experiment, notified “all white Americans” to report “any and all illegal aliens to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement” because “they are criminals.”…
But the following day, March 21, that same alumna took to Facebook again to explain that a friend of hers, who had also filed a complaint with the school’s Bias Response Team, had received a response from Dean%

via Another college creates (and reports) their own fake racist propaganda « Hot Air.

Mar 25

Obamacare Replacement Will Be Expensive Unless We Can Manage Cost of Health Care #ACA #Obamacare

It’s not enough to have a free market solution to the insurance problem. 
Many forget that insurance is a way for people to pool their risk and pay costs to the unfortunate few.  It is a redistribution scheme whether voluntary or otherwise.  However insurance will always be expensive until you can find a way to manage the underlying costs…in this case healthcare.  Few people actually know how much their healthcare costs and since they have a little skin in the game they don’t care.  The high deductible Obamacare programs would help but the trouble is that the remaining coverage was way too expensive because it was loaded with all the goodies. 
The idea of Health Savings accounts will really help in this regard.
Another way to do it is to eliminate health insurance as an employee benefit. In many cases people get their insurance either paid for or subsidized by their employers and so don’t care how much it costs.  I’m OK with the employers buying group insurance as long as the full cost of coverage is passed along to the employee.  Again, it’s all about skin in the game.
We need to find a way for everyone, including the poor, have some skin in the game.  Once that happens the underlying insurance costs will go down, along with the premiums.

Mar 25

ISIS U-Turns West to Lebanon as Next Target #ISIS #Israel #Lebanon

This can’t be good for peace in the Middle East.  I was somewhat OK as long as the jihadists and other muslims were fighting themselves.  But if Israel gets mixed up in this it may unify the muslim world to engage in a crusade against the Jewish state.  We must get the ISIS leadership before they have the opportunity to do this.

George

From the DEBKAfile.

 

ISIS U-Turns West to Lebanon as Next Target
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 25, 2017, 11:12 AM (IDT)

American helicopters Thursday and Friday, March 23-24, dropped Kurdish and Arab fighters over a region west of the ISIS stronghold of Raqqa. Those forces quickly captured at least five villages and so cut jihadist concentrations in the northwestern Syria off from their Raqqa stronghold. debkafile’s military sourcesreport this operation was the opening shot of the US-led campaign to isolate the Islamic State’s Syrian capital before storming it.

Raqqa’s liberation is not expected to encounter the same fierce ISIS resistance as the US-led Iraqi army is facing in Mosul. That is partly because the town has gradually emptied of fighting forces ever since ISIS chiefs saw that their time was running out. Instead, ISIS leader Abu Bakr Al-Baghdadi and his strategists, Iraqi ex-generals, effected a major U-turn: the jihadists fleeing the Syrian and Iraqi fronts, instead of heading for the

via ISIS U-Turns West to Lebanon as Next Target.

Mar 23

BOMBSHELL: CIA Whistleblower Leaked Proof Trump Under “Systematic Illegal” Surveillance Over Two Years Ago: FBI Sat On It | Zero Hedge

If this is true the Dems, Obama, and Comey are done.  Pray that Nunes does the right thing.

 

BOMBSHELL: CIA Whistleblower Leaked Proof Trump Under “Systematic Illegal” Surveillance Over Two Years Ago: FBI Sat On It

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The same day House Intelligence Committee chairman Devin Nunes gave a press conference disclosing that President Trump had been under “incidental surveillance,” Attorney and FreedomWatch Chairman, Larry Klayman, sent a letter to the House Committee on Intelligence imploring them to pursue the claims and evidence presented under oath at a Washington DC FBI Field Office by his client – CIA / NSA Whistleblower Dennis Montgomery – who Klayman claims “holds the keys to disproving the false claims… …that there is no evidence that the president and his men were wiretapped”
When Montgomery attempted to deliver this information through the appropriate channels two years ago, the former CIA and NSA contractor wasn’t given the time of day:

[W]hen Montgomery came forward as a whistleblower to congressional intelligence committees and various other congressmen and senators, including Senator Charles Grassley, Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, who, like Comey, once had a reputation for integrity, he was “blown off;” no one wanted to even hear what he had to say.

As a result, Montgomery went to attorney and FreedomWatch founder Larry Klayman – who then approached the FBI:

Under grants of immunity, which I obtained through Assistant U.S. Attorney Deborah Curtis, Montgomery produced the hard drives and later was interviewed under oath in a secure room at the FBI Field Office in the District of Columbia. There he laid out how persons like then-businessman Donald Trump were illegally spied upon by Clapper, Brennan, and the spy agencies of the Obama administration.

Montgomery left the NSA and CIA with 47 hard drives and over 600 million pages of information, much of which is classified, and sought to come forward legally as a whistleblower

via BOMBSHELL: CIA Whistleblower Leaked Proof Trump Under “Systematic Illegal” Surveillance Over Two Years Ago: FBI Sat On It | Zero Hedge.

Mar 20

Southern Poverty Law Center The Hate Group That Incited the Middlebury Melee | RealClearPolitics #SPLC

The Hate Group That Incited the Middlebury Melee

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By Carl M. CannonRCP StaffMarch 19, 2017

Under different circumstances, Alabama civil rights lawyer Morris S. Dees and American Enterprise Institute scholar Charles Murray might have been colleagues, even pals. Instead, Murray found himself in a near-riot at Middlebury College after accepting a speaking invitation from Republican students at the Vermont school. Students and faculty galvanized by Dees’ political organization barred Murray from speaking. They shouted him down, chanted their own manifesto, and pulled fire alarms to prevent him from being heard.
When Murray and Middlebury professor Allison Stanger tried to leave the building, they were followed by protesters who accosted them physically. The professor was grabbed by the hair and her neck twisted—she was fitted with a neck brace at a hospital—and their car rocked in a way that alarmed local authorities.
It was another victory for opponents of free speech, and if that seems like an incongruous scalp for a civil rights lawyer to wear, well, our politics are pretty odd these days.
Charles Murray is a political scientist with a doctorate degree from M.I.T. The American Enterprise Institute is a Washington-based think tank devoted to “defending human dignity, expanding human potential, and building a freer and safer world.” Its scholars believe these goals can be attained by promoting democracy and strengthening the free enterprise system in the U.S. and around the globe.
Morris Dees is a born salesman who was a committed capitalist before he entered elementary school. “When I was 5, I bought a pig for a dollar. I fattened it up and sold it for $12,” he once told People magazine. “I always had a feel for making money.”
When his mother sent him a fruitcake his freshman year in Tuscaloosa, Morris and classmate Millard Fuller wrote other students’ parents offering to deliver freshly baked birthday cakes. Soon they were selling 350 cakes per month. By the time they left law school, they were making $50,000 a year—$400,000 in today’s dollars.
After graduation, Dees and Fuller hung out a shingle and practiced law. But the real money came from their mail order business, peddling everything from cookbooks to tractor cushions. In 1969, Dees%

via The Hate Group That Incited the Middlebury Melee | RealClearPolitics.

Mar 18

RIP #ChuckBerry Your music was heaven on earth. Now its just heavenly.

Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer Chuck Berry Dead at 90

Mr. Berry fused rhythm-and-blues and country music into a bright, modern-sounding hybrid

Chuck Berry, shown performing in Zurich in November 2005, has died.

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Neil Shah

Updated March 18, 2017 7:27 p.m. ET

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Chuck Berry, the rock ’n’ roll poet and innovator, whose funny, vivid songs about cars, girls and dancing painted an idealized portrait of American teenage life, died Saturday at the age of 90. St. Charles County, Mo., police said they responded to a medical emergency Saturday afternoon and found Mr. Berry unresponsive. He couldn’t be revived and was pronounced dead. Mr. Berry, who was born in 1926 in St. Louis to middle-class parents, had kept active until fairly recently, performing once a month at the Blueberry Hill bar in his hometown.–– ADVERTISEMENT –– A pop-music pioneer rivaled only by Elvis Presley, Mr. Berry fused rhythm-and-blues and country music into a bright, modern-sounding hybrid called rock ’n’ roll with a danceable 4/4 beat and witty wordplay. In the early 1950s, America’s pop charts had three categories—pop, rhythm-and-blues and country-and-western—that reflected the nation’s racial and class divisions. Mr. Berry, along with Mr. Presley, Little Richard, Bo Diddley and Buddy Holly, helped break dow

via Rock ‘n’ Roll Pioneer Chuck Berry Dead at 90 – WSJ.

Mar 15

America’s Way Ahead in Syria #ISIS from Institute for Study of War

This solution smacks a bit of nation building, but it may be the only way out of this quagmire.  I still contend that Syria is not a real country.  Rather it is a bunch of tribal fiefdoms that was once held together by a strong man.  It needs to revert to a tribal state but policed by someone like Jordan or Saudi Arabia, who would prevent the resurgence of jihadist organizations.  In any case we need to go in, destroy, stabilize, and get out.

George

 

America’s Way Ahead in Syria

Mar 14, 2017 – Press ISW

This report is part of the series, U.S. Grand Strategy: Destroying ISIS and al Qaeda.
The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) and the Critical Threats Project (CTP) at the American Enterprise Institute conducted an intensive multi-month planning exercise beginning in November 2015 to frame, design, and evaluate potential courses of action that the United States could pursue to destroy the Islamic State in Iraq and al Sham (ISIS) and al Qaeda in Iraq and Syria.
ISW and CTP are publishing the findings of this exercise in multiple reports. The first report described America’s global grand strategic objectives as they relate to the threat from ISIS and al Qaeda. The second report defined American strategic objectives in Iraq and Syria, identified the minimum necessary conditions for ending the conflicts there, and compared U.S. objectives with those of Iran, Russia, Turkey, and Saudi Arabia in order to understand actual convergences and divergences. The third report assessed the strengths and vulnerabilities of ISIS and al Qaeda’s affiliate in Syria to serve as the basis for developing a robust and comprehensive strategy to destroy them.
This fourth report recommends a course of action (COA) that represents the best possible path forward for the United States that the ISW-CTP team could identify based on an evaluation of American interests, the current political-security dynamics, and forecasts of various actors’ plans. The ISW-CTP team tested 15 different courses of action to destroy both ISIS and al Qaeda without jeopardizing wider American interests or accepting undue cost or risk. Download the PDF to read the full report.
Executive Summary
Defining the Problem
The US is fighting the wrong war in the Middle East. ISIS and al Qaeda are waging population-centric insurgencies while we conduct counterterrorism operations by proxy. Defeating these groups requires the US to pursue population-centric counterinsurgency by, with, and through acceptable and viable partners in Syria’s and Iraq’s Sunni Arab communities.
Current US strategy empowers al Qaeda, which has an army in Syria, is preparing to replace ISIS, and exploits a vulnerable Sunni Arab community. The US has delayed defeating al Qaeda until after it has defeated ISIS. But al Qaeda is consolidating in northwestern Syria after withdrawing from Aleppo and is preparing a counteroffensive in Syria

via America’s Way Ahead in Syria | Institute for the Study of War.

Mar 15

Thank you Rachael Maddow for more fake news

You don’t even have enough smarts to understand what’s in a 1040. Or you didn’t even read it. Either way you demonstrated what a completely stupid jerk you really are.

Feb 28

Trevor Loudon’s New Zeal Blog » Fake News Still Lyin’ About The #Tea Party

Thanks to my friend Trevor Loudon for posting this.  I was also there from the beginning…Lloyd Marcus is so right.

 

By: Lloyd Marcus

Harriet Baldwin posted on Face Book. “Pisses me off when the alt-left media likens these paid Obama/Soros/Alinsky violent protesters to the Tea Party.”
To Harriet, I say, “Amen sister!”
Folks, I am a black singer/songwriter who has been in the Tea Party from the beginning. In 2008, Our Country Deserves Better PAC invited me on their “Stop Obama” national bus tour. In 2009, I wrote the “American Tea Party Anthem” http://bit.ly/2lr3JZX which I performed at Tea Party rallies on 14 national bus tours with Tea Party Express and others.
It has infuriated me the way the despicable fake news media intentionally branded the salt-of-the-earth good Americans at the rallies a bunch of redneck racists vehemently opposed to America electing its first black president. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Many of those folks at the rallies excitedly voted for Obama assuming it would heal America’s racial divides. They became aware that Obama was the Left’s bait and switch president; running as a moderate – governing like an out-of-control lawless far-left radical.

Folks, Tea Party people are not racist. They love their country. They desire equal justice for all Americans. They do not want government dictating how to raise their kids and micromanaging their lives to achieve the Left’s absurd goal of equal outcomes.
Trump calling out fake news outlets is exhilarating.
Along with media from around the world, CNN was embedded on one of the Tea Party Express tours. The CNN reporter attended 35 rallies for a CNN documentary. I was a headliner, opening every rally, rocking the house with my “American Tea Party Anthem.” I closed every rally with a powerful rendition of “God Bless the USA” in which I invited every veteran in the audience to join me on stage. Audiences spontaneously jumped to their feet, cheering and applauding as vets made their way to the stage. The crowds expressed extra enthusiastic love when a WWII vet made his way or was helped to the stage.
The people loved me and I loved them back because we were united in our love for America and our desire not to see her transformed into a socialist/progressive Godless nation. Rally attendees treated me like a rock star; purchasing my CDs, asking for autographs, asking me to take pictures with their kids.
When the CNN documentary was aired, not one time was my black face shown, nor was black Christian publishers, William and Selena Owens, Kevin Jackson, Herman Cain or other black speakers at the rallies.
Consequently, my 80 year old black dad believed the Tea Party was a bunch of hate-filled scary racist white people because he heard it on CNN. I said, “But dad, I’m on the tour bus and the

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