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.........................A timely collection of conservative articles about liberal influences on politics and culture in America ......................

Thursday, July 28, 2016

The irrational aggressiveness of the Axis powers teaches us not to expect our enemies to be reasonable.

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VICTOR DAVIS HANSON  . . . "Had Germany not declared war on the United States after Pearl Harbor, it is likely that America would have focused on Japan and left Britain alone to fight Germany — just as it had done since 1939. So why did the three Axis powers commit such blunders that would lose them the new global war in less than four years?"
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"We should be careful this anniversary year. War starts when weak but aggressive nations are deluded into believing that they are powerful — and wrongly conclude that the truly strong and rational are somehow weak."

Another night at the DNC

Main ImageWhat Republican Speechwriter Did Obama Hire For Last Night’s Address?   "If you managed to stick around for the entire Barack Obama speech last night, you surely caught the naked appeal he made to persuadable Republican voters not happy with Donald Trump as the nominee. The guess is you’re going to hear something fairly similar from Hillary Clinton tonight.
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"And last night it was Obama’s mission to do two things – first, to sew up as much of that 10 percent of stray Democrat vote, most of which is Hard Left Bernie Sanders support that at the moment is split about halfway between Jill Stein and Gary Johnson (for all the Democrats who crossed over and voted in GOP primaries, very little of it appears headed Trump’s way at this point), and second to position the Democrats square in the conventional middle in American politics." . . .
How many times did Obama refer to himself while praising Hillary at the DNC?  "Skilled Obama watchers know that the real subject of any Obama speech is his own magnificence.  But in case you weren’t clicking a counter held in your hand to note every time the first-person pronoun appeared in a speech by Obama ostensibly about someone else, the good folks at Grabien put together a compilation video."  119 times
Video here

Obama’s Final Revenge: The Accidental Destruction of Hillary Clinton  . . . "A majority of Americans think Trump is running to help America. They think Hillary is running to help Hillary. 
"That’s Hillary’s fault. 
"But more important, it’s Barack Obama’s fault, and the Left’s fault." . . .
. . . "So Hillary is now trotting out the “Mothers of the Movement” — Black Lives Matter activists including the mother of attempted cop-killer Michael Brown — to promulgate myths about police racism."

Giuliani: Uniformed Police Officers Not Allowed on Democratic Convention Floor
. . . “ 'This is the most anti-police, anti-law enforcement convention I’ve ever seen in my whole life. There was not a uniformed police officer allowed on the convention floor. I was told that by four high-ranking police officers, two of whom I’ve known for a very long time. And then I walked the floor for very long time and I couldn’t find a single officer. Go look at your footage.  You find me a uniform. Hillary Clinton didn’t want uniformed police officers on the convention floor.' ” . . .

Israeli/American Flags Burned By Leftists Outside DNC  "Assorted leftists danced while burning Israeli and American flag outside the Democratic National Convention on Tuesday in Philadelphia, PA. At various points, chants of "intifada" were heard in support of the "Palestinian" national movement." . . .

#DNCProtest: The Real Story of Night 3 at the DNC!  . . . "#NeverHillary and #DemExit activists were streaming continuous videos of protests against Hillary Clinton’s rigged nomination through the speeches. I must say, their efforts were far more interesting and informative."
. . . "Listening to these demonstrators, it is clear that they are far more upset about the rigged primary season than they are about Donald Trump. No amount of Obama lecturing is going to change the feeling that Hillary Clinton stole the nomination.
I predict even more robust demonstrations will occur tonight, when Hillary Clinton takes the stage…especially in light of the Wikileaks voicemails that have just been released."

Bill Clinton’s big convention lie  . . . "Tuesday night, in Bill Clinton’s sorcery, we saw the core of amorality that has corrupted both of the Clintons’ public lives for decades.  He actually believes that words have no natural allegiance to the truth.  You can say whatever you need so say, twist or omit facts to your end, and steal from others to mythologize self." 

Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

Roger Simon at PJ Media calls the speech "Sad, Surreal".
. . . "But there was Bill, putting his best face on it, trying to get his wife elected president of the United States by painting this romantic picture of their first encounter, as if it were a Hollywood "cute meet" out of Bringing Up Baby, the couple set to live happily ever after, when we all know their marriage quickly evolved into a kind of cold-blooded business partnership, if it was ever much of a marriage in the first place."'. . . 

"But I wonder. Surely they must know this marriage is a sham, those over thirty anyway. Are Bill's serial and compulsive adulteries just part of his charm? It can't be that I was the only one thinking about this. I bet almost everyone was, trying to make peace with it on some level." . . .

From Debbie Schlussel: What Did You Think of Bill Clinton’s DNCon Speech? Here’s My Take: Willie No Longer Slick
. . . "Say what you will about the formerly Slick and always sleazy Willy. Regardless of being a lowlife, he was always a good speaker and able to charm the pants off of everyone, not just the women. Not last night. There was no charm, no magic, and frankly no structure whatsoever to his speech. I felt like I was listening to the annoying passenger on the plane who keeps talking when everyone wishes the person would just shut the bleep up." . . .

Wikileaks posts hacked DNC voicemails

CNN  Wait! What? Did that actually say CNN? As in Clinton News Network?
"Wikileaks released a series of voicemails Wednesday from the Democratic National Committee hack showing donors plying top-level officials for favors, and one donor expressing outrage that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders had won a say in the drafting of the party's platform.

"In one of the 29 voicemails released, a woman who donated $300 to Clinton called the party finance director Andrew Wright and said she was angry the party was acquiescing to Sanders by allowing liberal activist and prominent Sanders surrogate Cornel West to have one of 15 seats on the party's platform-writing panel.
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"But most of the released voicemails amount to innocuous messages from one person trying to reach someone else. " 

This Is What We Know About The Two Normandy Church Attackers

France was warned about terrorist who killed priest in church attack

"Petitjean and Adel Kermiche, 19, butchered Rev. Jacques Hamel, 85, after forcing him to kneel at the altar inside a church in the Normandy town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray. They also forced another man to record the execution before stabbing the hostage, who survived."

Buzzfeed  "Abdel Malik Petitjean, 19, and Adel Kermiche, also 19, have been named by French authorities as the attackers."

. . . Abdel Malik Petitjean, 19, was named by a source in the Paris prosecutor’s office as the second attacker, according to the BBC. Adel Kermiche, also 19, was named on Wednesday.
"Father Jacques Hamel, 85, was killed after the two men stormed a church in the Haute-Normandie town of Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, close to Rouen, on Tuesday morning. Both Petitjean and Kermiche were shot and killed by French security forces as they left the building.
"An ID belonging to Petitjean was found at Kermiche’s flat when it was searched by security services following the attack. However, his body was too disfigured following the confrontation with police to allow immediate identification." . . .
Pope On ISIS Killing French Priest: “World Is At War,” But It’s Not A Religious One…  "Did he hire the speechwriter for John Kerry?"
“ 'The world is at war because it has lost peace,” he said.
“ 'There is a war of interest, there is a war for money, a war for natural resources, a war to dominate people,” he continued.
“ 'Some might think it is war of religion. It is not. All religions want peace. Others want war.' ”
Political Cartoons by Glenn McCoy

Someone Made A “Terrorism Bingo” For The Olympics And It’s Definitely Something

The game, which has gone viral in Brazil, asks people to pick the date they think a terror attack might happen during the Olympics next month.

"This picture of a “Terrorist Attack Bingo” is currently going viral on Brazilian social media. The idea is you’re supposed to guess what day a terrorist attack will happen during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next month."

"This picture of a “Terrorist Attack Bingo” is currently going viral on Brazilian social media. The idea is you’re supposed to guess what day a terrorist attack will happen during the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro next month."

. . . "The original image was actually created by by a blog called Acid Black Nerd and it goes along with an article called “ACIDBLACKNERD Makes Five Predictions About The Olympics In Rio de Janeiro”."

'What if Hillary Clinton Were a Man?'

Allyne Caan
She wouldn't be a presidential nominee, that's for sure.
". . .  But is being nominated because you’re a woman — and, more specifically, because you’re a woman who effectively played the role of devoted wife defending her high-powered husband’s seduction of women — really something to tout?
Let’s be honest. Hillary’s policies haven’t driven her career. Her gender, combined with her last name, have. If you want to track Hillary Clinton’s rise, start with her marriage certificate.
"This makes the irony of Washington Post columnist Richard Cohen’s missive this week even more potent. “What if Hillary Clinton were a man?” he asked. “What if she were a 68-year-old man rather than a 68-year-old woman? Would we think differently of her? Her raised voice would be lower. She would be better at physically commanding the stage. Her indomitability might be seen as manly. If she were taller and bigger, might she have been able to get away with saying nothing about her email server — as Donald Trump has with his tax returns? As they say, I’m just askin'.”
"Well, to answer, if Hillary were a man, she never would have gotten to the Senate, let alone to the presidential nomination. Even the Democrat Party wouldn’t nominate a man as inept and unlikeable as Hillary. " . . .

Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Emails Show DNC Shamelessly Cheering Loss Of Jobs In North Carolina

. . . "In response to North Carolina Democratic Party Comms Director Dave Miranda forwarding an email to the DNC regarding reports that the state had lost jobs and millions in revenue as a result of the passage of HB2, one DNC official replied, “Awesome.”

"In another email, a DNC official wrote, “This is great – can we forward to our LGBT and National lists” in response to the same news about the revenue and job losses." . . .

Julian Assange Says Hillary Clinton Should Be Worried About Next Wikileaks Release

Heat Street

Julian Assange Hillary Leaks

. . . "Julian Assange, Wikileaks’s founder, insists that they — and their candidate Hillary Clinton — have something very serious to worry about. In an exclusive interview with ITV, Assange insisted that he had more to drop on the Democratic nominee, including, possibly, information related to her private email server. The dump, Assange claims, will contain “enough evidence” to indict the former Secretary of State.
“We have emails relating to Hillary Clinton which are pending publication,” he told ITV.
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"In this case, too, Assange is torn on whether his efforts will be effective. Assange told ITV that he doesn’t trust Attorney General Loretta Lynch will follow up on what he’s about to release. Noting that Lynch may be too tied in with the Clintons, “the FBI can push for concessions from the new Clinton government in exchange for its lack of indictment.' ”. . .


"But Hillary invites to her convention the mother of a man whose criminality destroyed a police officer's life, tore the country apart and gave birth to a murderous cop-hating movement. Will a single reporter ask Hillary to disavow that?" 
Are Democrats totally unaware of these murdering thugs who kill their own as well as police? If they are aware of those the DNC has exalted, where is their anger and disgust at this? How can this be acceptable to Americans who like Hillary? TD
"Because of the despicable lies put out by BLM agitators, Wilson had to give up his career, move his family and will be forced to live in fear for the rest of his life. The town of Ferguson was destroyed, businesses burned to the ground, police officers attacked, people injured, the National Guard called in, and massive taxpayer money expended to contain the riots. 
"But at the Democratic Convention, Lezley McSpadden (mother of Mike Brown) was wildly cheered." 
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Ann Coulter  "Whatever questionable choices were made at the Republican National Convention last week, I didn't hear of a single speaker whose sole accomplishment was raising a delinquent who attacked a cop. 

". . . Lezley McSpadden, mother of Mike Brown, America's most famous cop-assaulting criminal, appeared on stage at the Democratic National Convention.

"Welcome to Hillary's convention, celebrating the anti-police group Black Lives Matter!

"The whole raison d'etre of BLM is the belief that cops are wantonly killing "black bodies." But only four of the dead black kids being honored were even killed by cops. Two were murdered by black gang members.

"Of the four deaths that involved the police, all the victims were fighting the cops when they died.

"In this regard, I notice that six of the nine "Mothers of the Movement" have different last names from their snowflakes. The children with the same names as their mothers were the two who were gunned down by black gangs, as well as one schizophrenic, who, unfortunately, had grabbed an officer’s baton and was hitting him with it when he got himself shot.
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"Contrast his death with the deaths of 15-year-old Hadiya Pendleton and 16-year-old Blair Holt. Hadiya was shot in the back by black gang members, while in a Chicago park with her friends -- who were mistaken for members of a rival gang. Blair was riding a school bus when a black gang member boarded the bus and began shooting.

"The police are trying to get these criminal gangs off the street! And their job would be a lot easier without thugs like Mike Brown violently attacking them." . . .
If Brown's mother had done something noteworthy, apart from raising a hoodlum -- perhaps pioneering a cardiac stent that will save people's lives -- then one could understand her being a "headliner" at the Democrats' convention. But, as I understand it, her sole claim to fame is giving birth to, and then carefully nurturing, a violent, cop-assaulting criminal. 
Donald Trump, along with every other Republican ever to run for president, is required to repeatedly "disavow" David Duke -- someone he's never met, never mentioned, never thought of— and certainly didn’t invite to speak at his convention. 
But Hillary invites to her convention the mother of a man whose criminality destroyed a police officer's life, tore the country apart and gave birth to a murderous cop-hating movement. Will a single reporter ask Hillary to disavow that? 
Sorry if the truth hurts.

Here’s How Hillary Bought Off Bernie… Sanders Fans Will be Horrified

Ben Garrison Cartoons
Conservative Tribune  "For a brief time in May, it appeared that the Democrats would be the ones heading into a contested convention. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders was close enough to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton that he could have made a real mess of her coronation if he chose to.

"Instead, Sanders gradually bowed down to Clinton, paving the way for her coronation. Many of Sanders’ most diehard supporters were shocked and dismayed by this and wondered why Sanders’ vows to continue his “political revolution” to the convention floor simply died away.

"The answer to that question may surprise many people. Buzzfeed reported that a memo from the Sanders campaign showed just how much to cost to get Sanders to give up his challenge: one airplane.

"That’s right, the leader of the socialist revolution, a self­ proclaimed outsider, an environmental activist who thinks global warming is a greater threat to mankind than Islamic terrorism and a man who everyone said stuck to his principles sold out his millions of devoted disciples for a big plane that pollutes the atmosphere and a couple speaking slots.

"How ironic coming from the man who decried corporate greed for over a year.
Political Cartoons by Gary Varvel

. . . “Sen. Bernie Sanders will back Hillary Clinton in exchange for speaking opportunities at fall campaign rallies, a fully funded campaign aircraft and a share of the credit for her hoped ­for election, according to a negotiating memo obtained by BuzzFeed News and dated two days before the June 7 California primary,” Breitbart reported.
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"The memo pointed out that Sanders could simply threaten a contested convention to get his way. For someone who claimed to be an outsider, he sure knows how to play the political game well.

"It’s clear that Sanders doesn’t care about anything other than his own political future. The leaked DNC emails showing that they conspired against him should have caused him to rally his supporters, but he has simply brushed them aside and continued to kowtow to Clinton in front of the whole world." . . .

Bernie Sanders sell out political cartoon

Bernie Sanders and the Art of the Sell-Out  "Bernie Sanders made his deal with the Clinton Machine, but can he force his followers to accept it? I am skeptical, but then again, the Democrats have the full support of the media in generating whatever narratives they wish.  All of those na├»ve kids who believed that the system is rigged and therefore they deserve free stuff are supposed to fall in line and turn out to vote for Hillary.  But they have just confirmed the first part of the proposition that animated their political activities the last few months." . . .

Black Votes Matter UPDATED

Thomas Sowell
Black Votes Matter

. . . "People who expected the election of President Barack Obama to lead to racial healing and a postracial society failed to take account of the political reality that racial healing and a post­racial society would, at a minimum, reduce black voter turnout. 

"Black votes matter to many politicians ­­ more so than black lives. That is why such politicians must try to keep black voters fearful, angry and resentful. 

"Racial harmony would be a political disaster for such politicians. Racial polarization makes both the black population and the white population worse off, but it makes politicians who depend on black votes better off." . . .

Does this next affect your support for the Democrat Party?

Update from Drudge: New 'Reparations' Website Asks Whites to Pay Black People's Rent -- to Relieve Guilt...
New "Reparations" Website Asks Whites to Pay Black People's Rent to Relieve Their Guilt
"A new “reparations” website asks white people to pay black people’s rent and give them money to relieve their white guilt.

"The website, started by Seattle-based “conceptual artist” Natasha Marin, suggests a number of ways in which white people can atone for the fact that 1.4 per cent of white people owned black slaves in the United States over 150 years ago." . . .

“Wasn’t it wrong when Rosa Parks was sent to the back for the color of her skin?” one woman can be heard saying.
"The organizer then handed out signs with the names of black shooting victims to those standing in the front of the crowd." . . .

Hillary media hits full throttle for her

Media Research Center:

In WashPost, Trump Gets Photo Bombed, Hillary Is Love Bombed  "This is the kind of contrast that really makes this paper looks like an office building full of Democrat hacks. Last week the Post turned to J. Peter Scoblic to explain why Trump is too petulant for the nuclear launch codes, which gibes exactly with the DNC talking points:" . . .

Scarborough Hails ‘Excitement’ of DNC Over ‘Sleepwalking’ RNC
"There is plenty of comparison to make between the two conventions and it is simply inaccurate to say all “electricity” was “absent in Cleveland.” The only thing that is “obvious” is that the impact of the DNC is only understood when liberals belittle the RNC in an effort to make their case. " 

Celebrities Are #UnitedAgainstHate By Hating Donald Trump
. . . "Lewd feminist rape hoaxer Lena Dunham, who is also slated to speak at the DNC, was among the first to sign the anti-hate pledge. Ironic, since just a couple of weeks ago she hated on white Americans by blaming them for Alton Sterling’s death." 

Tom Brokaw Lauds 'Remarkable' Barack, 'Exceptional' Obamas

NBC Notes Bill Clinton’s ‘Personal and Political Baggage,’ Skips His Sex Scandals  . . . "One would naturally assume that any discussion of Bill Clinton’s “personal and political baggage” would include his myriad sex scandals, most notably his admitted affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. However, viewers who made such a logical conclusion would have proven wrong by the segment that followed, which completely ignored any of those infamous controversies.

AP Photo/Nick UtHow CNN Muzzled Victims’ Voices at Republican National Convention  . . . "Shaw, who is black, told the tearful audience in Cleveland’s Quicken Loans Arena “You’d think Obama cared, and black lives mattered … Only Trump called me on the phone one day to see how I was doing … Trump will put America first.”
"But CNN, which lately fought to rebuild its audience by including more conservative perspectives, filtered out those voices, returning to the speeches in time for Rep. Michael McCaul (R-TX), who gave a good but otherwise unremarkable address ". . .