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Saturday, July 23, 2016

The reason that liberals hate Christianity, but ignore Islam

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Bookworm Room  "One of the things that’s frustrating for non-liberals and non-Progressives is Leftists’ refusal to look Islam in the face (so to speak).  Yes, there are crazy people who are Christians and there are entire Christian sects that are crazy (such as the Westboro Baptists or Warren Jeffs’ polygamist Mormon cult).  The fact remains, however, that Christians as a whole, whether they belong to big churches or small ones, do not embrace or practice terrorism to achieve their political or religious goals.
"Muslims, by contrast, routinely practice terrorism to achieve goals that are simultaneously religious and political, owing to Islam’s fusion of God and state.  Even though it’s remarkably simple to tie Islam to terrorism (9/11, the underwear bomber, the Fort Hood shooter, the attempted Portland Christmas tree massacre, the Boston Marathon bombing), Leftists scurry around like cockroaches exposed to the light in their desperate attempt to avoid acknowledging Islam’s violent heart." . . .
As for me, I think that people who are willing to fight and die for their country in a constitutionally-bound military run by civilians, in a nation controlled by the First Amendment, should be allowed to practice their religion without Leftists denying them the comfort of knowing that, as they go into battle, God walks at their side.
Remember this from the 2012 DNC convention?

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What's being said about Wikileaks and Hillary Clinton

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Will any of this matter to Hillary's voters? I have to doubt it will.  Her voters are those who knew all about her and husband Bill's treatment of women and yet they all greet them adoringly upon their entrances. Al Gore declared Bill would be thought of as the greatest president ever.
Somehow American voters have a way of choosing mediocre to evil people to lead this nation.  TD

Photo published for Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department

Lets begin with three by Thomas Lifson at American Thinker:

Wikileaks spoils DNC’s Philadelphia convention plan
"Plans for a unity-fest in Philadelphia, intended to contrast with the Trump-Cruz imbroglio in Cleveland, took a big hit Friday, with the release of 19,252 emails hacked from the DNC by a Wikileaks hacker calling himself Guccifer2. The trove of documents is still being reviewed by analysts, but there are already multiple scandals apparent.
"Here is the Tweet by which Wikileaks released the file of purloined emails,so readers can follow the link and search the email files themselves."
Lifson's article links to this: 
Clinton Foundation Donors Got Weapons Deals From Hillary Clinton's State Department. . . "In all, governments and corporations involved in the arms deals approved by Clinton’s State Department have delivered between $54 million and $141 million to the Clinton Foundation as well as hundreds of thousands of dollars in payments to the Clinton family, according to foundation and State Department records. The Clinton Foundation publishes only a rough range of individual contributors’ donations, making a more precise accounting impossible." . . .
Then there is this comment in Lifson's article:
 I would guess that atheists have a very high level of support for Democrats, and yet here is a Democrat official anticipating the fun of ginning up anti-atheist bigotry. How well will that sit with the atheists?
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Wikileaks reveals Debbie Wasserman Schultz intrigue with MSNBC "It’s not exactly an arm’s length relationship between the Democratic Party and MSNBC.  Debbie Wasserman Schultz was furious on May 18 when Mika Brzezinski called for her to step down as head of the DNC because of her obvious bias against Sanders.  She tried to pull strings to get an apology, or at least change the narrative, including speaking with Phil Griffin, the president of MSNBC, and plotting with Meet the Press moderator Chuck Todd on how to influence his colleagues

"Ben Norton at Salon lays out the key points in the string of emails revealing this cozy relationship:" . . .
DNC Wikileaks hack reveals Politico in bed with Dems   "One bigfoot journalist has been outed, submitting his story to a Dem before sending it to his editor.  Getting party approval before the editing begins used to be just a characteristic of Soviet bloc countries. Oliver Darcy of Business Insider:
An influential reporter at Politico made an apparent "agreement" with the Democratic National Committee to let it review a story about Hillary Clinton's fundraising machine before it was submitted to his editors, leaked emails published by WikiLeaks on Friday revealed.   Read more at the link.
‘Sexist Pig’ And Other Eye-Opening Revelations In The DNC Email Leak  . . . "The emails also show DNC officials not thinking highly of the Clinton campaign. “Clinton campaign is a mess, they’re afraid of their own shadow,” Luis Miranda, DNC communications director, said on May 19. He described the Clinton campaign as “hobbling along unable to close it out.' ” . . .

Users Accuse Twitter Of Censoring WikiLeaks DNC Emails Leak

"Users have accused Twitter of censoring WikiLeaks’ DNC email release after the related trending hashtag was suddenly pulled before returning to the trending list in a modified form.

“ '#DNCLeaks” was one of the top trending topics on Twitter this Friday with over 250,000 tweets reported to have been made under the hashtag since WikiLeaks released over 19,000 leaked emails from the Democratic National Committee." . . .

Friday, July 22, 2016

Judge Napolitano lays out The Big Fix in Hillary’s email investigation

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Thomas Lifson  "Judge Andrew Napolitano has put together a compelling case that a massive cover-up took place in the FBI investigation of Hillary Clinton’s emails.  He writes it cleverly, with each sentence beginning, “What if…?” so as to be able to present hypotheses.

"It really deserves to be read in its entirety at The Washington Times.  But here is a sample:
What if, when Mrs. Clinton suggested to the president that the United States wage a secret, undeclared war against Libya, the president went along with it as a no-lose proposition? What if he assumed that if her secret war succeeded he’d get the credit, and if her secret war failed she would get the blame?
What if the means of fighting the secret war consisted of employing intelligence assets rather than the U.S. military? What if Mrs. Clinton concocted that idea because the use of the military requires a public reporting to the entire Congress but the use of intelligence assets requires only a secret reporting to a dozen members of Congress?
What if Mrs. Clinton expanded her war by permitting American and foreign arms dealers to bypass the NATO arms embargo on Libya by selling heavy-duty, military-grade arms directly to militias in Libya? What if this was Mrs. Clinton’s dream scenario — an apparent civil war in Libya in which the victorious side was secretly armed by the United States, with democracy brought to the country and Mrs. Clinton the architect of it all?
What if the CIA warned Mrs. Clinton that this would backfire? What if the CIA told her that she was arming not pro-Western militias but anti-American terrorist groups? What if she rejected all that advice? What if providing material assistance to terrorist groups is a felony? What if the Department of Political Justiceactually obtained an indictment of an American arms dealer for going along with Mrs. Clinton’s schemes?
"One figure is missing in this account: James Comey.  I suspect that is because Judge Napolitano can't quite make up his mind what Comey was doing with his statement.  My guess is that Comey felt a ton of presure and decided to provide the ammo and let others pull the trigger.  But that's just me."
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This contrast between the Obama headline and the #Munich story on CNN is striking...

This should school the American left.
Adam Shaw

Kerry: Air Conditioners as Big a Threat as ISIS

Who said what?  "Kerry: Air Conditioners as Big a Threat as ISIS"

Free Beacon:  "Secretary of State John Kerry said in Vienna on Friday that air conditioners and refrigerators are as big of a threat to life as the threat of terrorism posed by groups like the Islamic State.
The Washington Examiner reported that Kerry was in Vienna to amend the 1987 Montreal Protocol that would phase out hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs, from basic household and commercial appliances like air conditioners, refrigerators, and inhalers.
“'As we were working together on the challenge of [ISIS] and terrorism,” Kerry said. “It’s hard for some people to grasp it, but what we–you–are doing here right now is of equal importance because it has the ability to literally save life on the planet itself.” . . .

Do not give this president such ideas!

Can we not draw the conclusion that Barack Obama has a lower opinion of conservatives than he does of those looting and burning American cities?

Anti-Republican Media (mainstream media, that is) begins its pro-Hillary campaign

Political Cartoons by Bob Gorrell

. . . "The enterprise of “fact-checking,” a relatively recent phenomenon, attempts to inform readers and viewers about whether claims made by political candidates about the state of the world are actually true. In theory, fact-checking is meant to keep politicians honest, and guide public debate toward reasoned conclusions about policy, and prevent hyperbolic, divisive debates fueled by misinformation.
"In practice, “fact-checking” makes debates more contentious by defending liberals and undermine conservatives on a partisan, not factual, basis — largely because the “fact-checking” is done by liberal publications." . . .

Charlie Rose to Hillary: Is ‘Trump The Most Dangerous Man to Ever Run for President?’  . . . "First up, Rose questioned the Democratic presidential nominee: “Do you believe Donald Trump is dangerous? Do you believe Donald Trump is not fit to be president?” To which Clinton responded with a list of charges including her assertion that she read “a long article, that Donald Trump, being near the nuclear code would pose a danger to civilization.” That response just drew a simple “And you agree with that?” and re-statement of Clinton assertion that Trump would be a threat to civilization,” that led to another rant from Clinton." . . .
Does Mr. Rose not see why the media is one of the least trusted institutions in America?

Literally No One Visited Hilariously Lame RNC ‘Safe Space’

Daily Caller

"What’s it like to hole up in a special “safe space” during the RNC? Very, very sad, it turns out, unless you really like coloring books.
"Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) grabbed headlines, and no small degree of ridicule, when it was revealed the school was maintaining a special “safe space” during the RNC in order to assist those psychologically or physically traumatized by the prospect of Republicans being in Cleveland and giving speeches." . . .
The Case Western safe space. [Blake Neff/Daily Caller News Foundation]

Now that we have met the Trump family . . .

Something Ivanka did that I wish Donald (and many other speakers) would have done.  "When she got a crowd reaction, she paused only briefly, then continued to talk right over the noise. Of course, the microphone works to make every word come through, and the speech rolls on fluently. I wish everyone who speaks at these conventions would watch the video of her speaking and learn."  Watch her full speech

QUESTION: Who Represents American Women BEST – Ivanka, Hillary Or Michelle?
Look at the three photos below and see if you can guess which is this writer's favorite choice.


. . . "During her speech, Ivanka highlighted the rather forward-thinking treatment given to women by her father in his corporation, making a subtle, unspoken contrast with how presumed Democrat nominee Hillary Clinton and her campaign have treated them.
“ 'At my father’s company, there are more female than male executives,” Ivanka said. “Women are paid equally for the work that we do, and when a woman becomes a mother, she is supported, not shut out.' ” . . .
Donald Trump: A Working Stiff in a Brioni Suit    . . . "Trump's secret, his magic bullet, is hard work.  If those of you in Washington or the media really want an inside look at Trump's world, then get a job – a real job, where you work ten to twelve hours a day, make a product you take pride in, construct a building, or provide stellar service to bring in new customers.  A job where you labor under the same oppressive regulations you've imposed on working people across this country, where Obamacare and burdensome taxes gut your paycheck, where you work longer hours or give up that vacation because this anemic job market offers you no alternative.  Join the day-to-day fight to keep your head above water, to feed a family, and give your kids a future. 

"Maybe then you'd appreciate the value of a dollar instead of redistributing billions and trillions as if it's Monopoly cash. " . . .

The Trump Dynasty Takes Over the GOP   . . . "Even the speeches of Donald Jr. and running-mate Mike Pence sounded decidedly un-Trumpian notes. It was welcome to hear Donald Jr. say “freedom requires a limited government,” but it’s a sentiment much more associated with the heretical Ted Cruz than with his father." . . .

On the three GOP holdouts

Political Cartoons by Nate Beeler

I appreciate and agree with the sentiment, but do realize Trump owes a profuse apology to the Ted Cruz family. 

Phil Robertson: Bush, Kasich, Cruz ‘Need to Learn How to Forgive and Love’ Trump
'My advice to all the nominees, potential nominees, the 17 people, the Bushes, Cruz, if I were them, I would be long on forgiveness for whatever happens during the nomination process,” he added. “The people have spoken and they said Donald Trump is the man. Therefore, as a loyal Republican, I’m backing Donald Trump. That’s the hand we’ve been dealt. How could you be worse than Hillary Clinton? How could it be possible?”
"Robertson said Kasich, Cruz and Bush “gave their word that they would back the nominee.” The Bush family and Kasich are absent from the convention." . . .

Time Will Vindicate Ted Cruz  . . . "What is knowable, even as so many refuse to know it, is that Trump is almost certain to be a disaster for limited-government conservatism and liberty at some point.  Maybe in the election, giving Hillary the White House.  Or maybe in the White House, reverting to his 40-year big-government proclivities. 

A theory of NeverTrumpers . . . "Anger remains, but we appear to have suddenly shifted into the bargaining stage.  Audit the Rules Committee?  Claim that only 3 million Republicans actually voted for Trump, with the rest being Democrats?  "Vote your clean conscience (damn the results)."  Amply quote the LA Times?  Really?  To what end now?  For NeverTrumpers, this one is personal, and therein lies the danger  to them."

Sore Loser
Turnabout is Foul Play?
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. . . "Moreover, by eloquently making the case for conservative values (something we'd frankly like to see Mr. Trump do), Cruz was certainly making it clear that our nation can't afford to have Hillary in the White House. And by telling hardcore conservatives that they must not stay home on election day, and must cast votes up and down the GOP ticket, he was reminding even those not in love with Trump that there is more at stake here than one candidate, and many more offices which must be held or won." . . .

Here is an example of the PC that Mr. Trump spoke of

MSNBC: Mentioning names of big cities is racist ‘coded language’

According to MSNBC, saying the names of big liberal cities is racist

"Here we go again.  You may recall that liberals — led by MSNBC, the official network of insane liberal hate — spent much of the 2012 campaign declaring practically every word uttered by a Republican to be racist.  Mentioning Chicago, for example, was declared racist.  So was saying, “golf,” the apparent favorite pastime of the current president.  Now, the bobbing liberals heads at the unhinged network are telling us that mentioning the names of big cities are somehow racist.
"Newsbusters’ Scott Whitlock wrote:
First it was MSNBC warning viewers before showing anti-Hillary Clinton buttons. Then, on Thursday, Chris Matthews and Chuck Todd agreed that mentioning the names of big cities is racist “coded language.” Matthews previewed Donald Trump’s convention speech and was horrified over the presence of words such as “Baltimore” and “Washington D.C.”
Matthews somehow theorized, “When you get back to the angle, the edge, it’s about big cities with large minority populations. You go back to that old thing of bashing Washington, D.C., the old Marion Barry days, bashing Baltimore and Chicago, those city names evoke minorities.”
"Chuck Todd, he added, agreed: “There’s some coded language.' 
"Got that?
"Now, we’re supposed to believe that even mentioning names of cities like Washington D.C. and Baltimore are somehow racist.
" 'In 2015, Whitlock observed, Baltimore “reached its highest ever homicide rate. Is it possible to raise this serious issue without being called a racist? Not according to MSNBC. ”
"Incidents like this, by the way, are the reason I refer to the so-called “mainstream media as the “Democrat-media complex.”  Joe Newby
Mr. Newby includes these related links:

Well, according to Matthews, we can't use the word, "our" because it implies ownership. According to him, if you say, "our fellow African American citizens", you are being racist.

"I'm no fan of Trump. I won't defend him. But Matthews has a long history of loosely throwing charges of racism around. While I'm no fan of Trump, in this particular instance, when he referred to, "our African American", I think it is very clear that he's using "our" as an adjective referring someone who is part of his group of supporters. Trump doesn't own slaves.
"I find it frustrating because we have real issues to talk about and people like Matthews are always injecting racism where it doesn't exist. Do we really want our politicians to be put in a position were they can't safely talk about "our African American citizens?"

Computer hack helped feed an Islamic State death list

An Albanian hacker wormed his way into the computer server of a U.S. online retailer
For two months he sorted through the server, extracting emails and personal data
The business only became aware of the intrusion when he demanded money to restore its files

"The attack seemed like a garden-variety digital holdup.
"A computer intruder, calling himself the “Albanian hacker,” left a message for the administrator of a website for an Illinois internet retailer: Pay two Bitcoins, or about $500 at the time, and the intruder would “remove all bugs on your shop!”
"Such demands are typical among underground hackers who infect computers with malicious code and seize control of them, freeing them only after receiving a payment.
"But this case was more than a surreptitious digital mugging. The trespasser had ties to the Islamic State Hacking Division, a terrorist cyber unit, and before it was over he’d put together a “kill list” for the Islamic State with the identities of 1,351 U.S. government and military personnel from the 100,000 names, credit card records and Social Security numbers he’d extracted from the host server." . . .