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Friday, 20 July

02:00

Will The GOP Culture Of Corruption Determine The November Midterms? DownWithTyranny!

At this point, national polling doesn't tell us as much as district polling does

A nice theme has been developing over the past year or so: our political system is riven with corruption-- a culture of corruption-- and congressional Republicans are at the root of it. Sounds about right, although letting the Democrats off the hook is ludicrous. Sure the Republicans are more corrupt... but the Democrats are plenty corrupt. The Republicans just happen to be in power so they deserve more blame at the moment. What I liked about the GBA Strategies poll for the Center for American Progress is that it did what too few polls do: it concentrated on selected battle ground districts than just giving us nearly useless national or even state trends. You'll see what I mean in a moment but the graphic above shows the national generic polling numbers. It isn't that useful because it includes districts that are completely blue and completely read and are uncontested. They just muck up the numbers that are important if we're trying to guess what the results of the midterms will be in battleground districts.

First off, it's obvious that the cascade of scandals-- whether criminal or ethical (Trumpland is mired in both-- is starting to take a toll. The poll tested 48 red congressional districts and the overall result is that 54% of voters said the the Republicans are more corrupt. And when you test just independents, the result is even better for Democrats-- 60% pick the Republican Party as being more corrupt. My old pal, Jesse Lee, spokesman for the Center for American Progress, pointed out that "The fact that you have these recurring Cabinet scandals, the fact that i...

01:53

House Conservatives Smack Down Adam Schiffs Motion to Subpoena Trumps Interpreter in Putin Meeting The Gateway Pundit

On Tuesday, at least two Democrat lawmakers called for President Trumps interpreter to testify before Congress about his private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Democrats are so unhinged and so afraid of what President Trump may have discussed with Putin in a private meeting, they are calling for the presidents interpreter to appear in a hearing on Capitol Hill.

To hell with the interpreters professional ethics, executive privilege or government rules, right, Democrats?

On Thursday, Ranking Member of the House Intel Committee, Adam Schiff (D-CA) and Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA) made a motion to subpoena Trumps interpreter.

The Majority promptly rejected Schiffs motion and voted it down.

Schiff tweeted: BREAKING: @RepSwalwell and I just made a motion in House Intel Committee to subpoena the American interpreter during the summit the only witness to Trumps meeting with Putin. This is an extraordinary remedy, but Trumps actions necessitate it.

Republicans voted it down.

The Democrats and Obamas Deep State thugs lost their minds over Trumps meeting with Putin.

During the presser with President Trump, Russian President Putin dropped a bomb on the Deep State members in the intelligence community, the Obama Administration and the Clintons. 

For instance, we can bring up Mr. Browder, in this particular case.  Business associates of Mr. B...

01:43

Can this Progressive Woman of Color Pull off an Ocasio-Cortez-Style Upset in Massachusetts? The Intercept

Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), speaks during a news conference held by House Democrats condemning the Trump Administration's targeting of the Affordable Care Act's pre-existing condition, in the US Capitol on June 13, 2018 in Washington, DC.

01:37

As Trump Readies Concentration Camps, Where is the Green Party? Black Agenda Report

As Trump Readies Concentration Camps, Where is the Green Party?

Authors
bruce Thu, 07/19/2018 - 21:07

Less than a month ago, the president instructed the Pentagon to draw up plans to house 120,000 immigrants in what it described as austere tent cities in plain language deliberately cruel concentration camps, apparently on military bases. The projected expansion of the US gulag is equivalent to throwing up a brand new California (129,000 inmates) state prison system almost overnight. Nothing like this has been publicly contemplated in any of our lifetimes. This is a new and uniquely dangerous moment in US political history.

So where is the Green Party? When the news became public, every vaguely leftish nonprofit and political outfit with two laptops, a cell phone, a pulse and a mailing list was appealing for funds, many calling virtual and in-person public meetings and actions at airports, detention centers, and other locations. But not the Green Party. Determined to be and to remain irrelevant, the Green Party has barely acknowledged this pivotal juncture. Although the Green Party has a substantial national mailing list, it has not bothered to explain itself or educate the public on this political moment, to give or ask for any clear stand on the part of state parties and activists. If an opposition party wont seize the chance to grow in influence and numbers at times when millions of people are looking for effective ways to stand up, its hard to see that party growing into any kind of relevant force in the nations political life.

The Green Party has an outreach committee but no outreach operation. The Green party has a media committee but no real press operation. The Green Party has a ballot access committee, and although the party is banned from the ballot in more than a dozen states, its cannot be b...

01:00

Rand Paul: The Only Person We Know Who Has Colluded With The Russians Is Hillary Clinton Weasel Zippers

Yet where is the investigation into that? Via Daily Caller: Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) says the only person whom he and others actually know colluded with the Russians is former Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton. Rand was on Fox News Wednesday morning clarifying his stance on Russias election meddling and the intelligence community. President Trump []

00:41

Hah! POTUS Trump on Joe Biden: Obama Took Him Out of Garbage Heap (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

President Trump sat down for an interview with CBS Evening News anchor Jeff Glor on Wednesday.

During the interview President Trump was asked about his possible opponents in 2020 including Joe Biden.

President Trump responded with typical Trump flare, I dream about Biden President Obama took him out of the garbage heap.

CBS News posted the transcript.

JEFF GLOR Let me ask you about 2020.

PRESIDENT DONALD TRUMP: Okay.

GLOR: Who do you think your Democratic opponent will be? Joe Biden says hell make a decision by January.

TRUMP: Well, I dream, I dream about Biden. Thats a dream. Look, Joe Biden ran three times. He never got more than 1 percent and President Obama took him out of the garbage heap, and everybody was shocked that he did. Id love to have it be Biden. I think Id like to have any one of those people that were talking aboutYou know, theres probably the group of seven or eight right now. Id really like to Id like to run against any one of them, but Biden never by himself could never do anything. President Obama took him, made him vice president and he was fine. But you go back and look at how he succeeded in running, when he ran two or three times, I dont think he ever break broke one. He was at the one or less level, 1 percent or less level.

The post...

00:31

Human ponies fetish Fellowship of the Minds

Remember my post last March, Human dogs at 2018 Mardi Gras, Australia, on humans dressing up as dogs? Human pups is an offshoot of BDSM (bondage-domination-sadism-masochism) a sexual fetish that has exploded in the last 15 years as the Continue reading

00:30

Starbucks to ban plastic straws; experiment shows customers may end up using more plastic Fellowship of the Minds

From Daily Mail: A simple experiment claims to reveal that Starbucks planned switch to strawless lids in an effort to environmental threat to oceans will actually require the use of more plastic than its previous use of straws with traditional Continue reading

00:30

New Polls Have Some Painful Numbers For Hillary Weasel Zippers

And people still want Trump more than her, despite non-stop media assault on him. Via Daily Wire: Rasmussens recent surveys of Likely U.S. Voters could almost be accused of going out of their way to give Hillary Clinton a bunch of unwelcome numbers. Not only do Likely Democratic Voters overwhelmingly want a fresh face to []

00:00

Democrat Pushing To Abolish ICE Wouldnt Say Whether Illegal Aliens Should Be Deported For DUIs Weasel Zippers

Remember remember the 6th of November. Via Daily Caller: Democrat Rep. Mark Pocan, who introduced a bill to abolish Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE), dodged the question on Tuesday when Fox News host and Daily Caller co-founder Tucker Carlson asked whether illegal immigrants guilty of DUIs should be subject to deportation. Carlson said, Lets talk []

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Thursday, 19 July

23:59

Pick A Side: Joe Lieberman Or Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez DownWithTyranny!

Conservatives want members of Congress to look like the mug on the right, never like the young woman on the left

Connecticut Democratic primary voters basically kicked Joe Lieberman out of the party by denying him the 2006 Democratic nomination for the Senate seat he had held since 1994. He ran on the Connecticut for Lieberman Party that year. He would like to see Joe Crowley, who lost the Democratic renomination bid on June 26, do the same thing. Crowley outspent his progressive opponent Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez $1,410,228 to $30,94, but she worked harder and smarter and beat him 15,897 (57.48%) to 11,761 (42.52%). Ever since her inspiring victory over an avatar of the grotesquely corrupt status quo establishment, the grotesquely corrupt status quo establishment and their media lapdogs have gone on the attack against her and other progressive reformers working to displace other incumbents associated with the grotesquely corrupt status quo establishment. So, no one should be surprised that Joe Lieberman, now a lobbyist working for the ultimate grotesquely corrupt status quo establishment law firm, Kasowitz, Benson, Torres & Friedman, who's best known client is... Don the Con, the illegitimate "president." Lieberman is also the co-chair of the American Internationalism Project, part of the far right American Enterprise Institute.

Lieberman represents a very special kind of bipartisanship-- the opposite of the kind of bipartisanship practiced by legislators like Alan Grayson, Pramila Jayapal, Ted Lieu and Karen Bass (entailing working across the aisle to find issues that both parties can support for the good of their constituents)-- and instead can be defined as selling out your own party's values and principles and...

23:53

In Defense of Trump With Putin LewRockwell

As a trial judge in New Jersey during the Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush years, I spent much of my time trying to settle cases. This process involved bringing into my chambers the lawyers for the disputants and asking them in the absence of their adversaries to lay their cards on the table.

After I found out what the litigants truly wanted and I did some pushing and shoving and jawboning, more often than not, agreements were reached. The threat of an imminent jury trial with its expenses, complexities and uncertainties was often enough to bring the parties to a quick, sensible and relatively inexpensive resolution. Occasionally, flattery even fatuous flattery helped.

All trial judges in America are familiar with this process. It takes place in criminal, as well as civil, cases in every courthouse in the country nearly every day.

But it takes place in secret. I could not imagine announcing to the public the state of the negotiations or my opinions of any of the negotiators midstream. If compelled by some arcane custom to do so, Id have praised the unpraiseworthy to help bring about a favorable result.

I was reminded of all this earlier in the week as I watched the politically unpopular performance of President Donald Trump at an internationally televised and now much-analyzed joint news conference he held with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

It appears that because he did not utter anything like President Reagans Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall, referring to the Berlin Wall, or trust but verify, referring to U.S.-Soviet nuclear arms treaties and because he gave public credence to Putins private and incredulous denials of Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, he somehow came across as weak or insufficiently American.

At this writing, no nationally known Republican officeholder except Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky has come publicly to the presidents defense. Some in the Democratic Party and some of my colleagues in the media have even accused Trump of treason. How misunderstanding they are.

Here is the back story.

For 18 months, Trump has sought to develop a personal relationship with Putin unlike any relationship that any modern American president has had with him or his predecessors. The Democrats and Republican never-Trumpers doubt Trumps bona fides and even his intellect. Who could cut a deal with a monster? they have bellowed.

Make no mistake; Putin is a monster. He has invaded Ukraine, bombed rebels in Syria, shored up fanatics in Iran, imprisoned political opponents on false charges and stolen billions from Russian oligarchs and the Russian people.

To this litany of criminality, Trump has wisely asked: How have any of his monstrosities harmed the United States? Answer: None of this is morally sound, and all of it is profoundly unlawful, but none of it has harmed us.

...

23:52

Leftist Antifa Terrorist Arrested with Bombs with Plans to Sell to Friends to Kill Law Enforcement The Gateway Pundit

South Dakota officials arrested far left Antifa terrorist Mark Einerwold on charges of burglary, damage to property and possession of weapons and explosives.

Einerwold had plans to sell to the explosives to associates to bomb law enforcement.

Keloland reported:

Mark Einerwold faces charges of burglary, intentional damage to property, and possession of a controlled weapon and explosives. Law enforcement says he also has associated with Antifa.

Antifa is shorthand for anti-fascist. There doesnt appear to be one official group of them. In general, they are on the left side of the political spectrum. They have been violent in some parts of the country. Its tough to nail down exactly what they are, but now we know that a KELOLAND man associates with them.

At Wednesday mornings police briefing in Sioux Falls, Minnehaha County Sheriffs Captain Jason Gearman talked about Einerwolds views toward law enforcement.

Theres a history but its not indicative of this type of extreme activity with his total disdain and hatred towards government and law enforcement and fire, Gearman said.

Gearman didnt go into specifics, but did talk ab...

23:30

Oregons Sanctuary State Policies Could Be Repealed In November Weasel Zippers

Some black-robed social justice warrior will have the measure removed from the ballot. Via Fox News: Oregon could start allowing its law enforcement officers to cooperate with federal immigration officials if voters choose to repeal its sanctuary status in November. A measure to repeal the so-called sanctuary state status which regulates how much local []

23:28

Facebook Sponsors Far Left Conference with Socialist Ocasio-Cortez as Keynote While Censoring and Eliminating Conservative Content The Gateway Pundit

Facebook is sponsoring a far left conference with Socialist Ocasio-Cortez as keynote speaker.

Socialist Ocasio-Cortez and fake Indian Elizabeth Warren are top speakers this year at the far left Netroots Nation conference.

The Daily Caller reported:

Facebook is among the sponsors for a far-left conference that will feature Democratic socialist candidate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez as a keynote speaker.

Topics at the 2018 Netroots Nation conference include menstrual equity, harnessing the political power of black immigrants and youth-led campaigns to promote social justice.

The Aug. 2-4 conference, touted as the nations largest annual gathering of progressives, will also include several panels aimed at boosting the Democratic Party and bashing President Donald Trump. Facebook has in the past also sponsored similar conservative events, including the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC).

Ocasio-Cortez has become a rising Democratic star since her shock upset of Democratic New York Rep. Joe Crowley an influential Democrat who chairs the House Democratic Caucus in the June primary.

Meanwhile Facebook continues to shut out conservative content.

A Gateway Pundit June study of top conservative news outlets found that Facebook has eliminated 93% of traffic to top conservative websites.

Facebook began eliminating conservative content after the 2016 election.

...

23:00

Portland Gallery Takes Down Controversial Trump Artwork From Window Weasel Zippers

Not all of Portland is lost. Update to this story. Via KATU: A Portland art gallery has taken down a controversial image depicting the beheading of President Donald Trump. One Grand Gallery on East Burnside Street had the image up in its window, but has since removed it after the gallery says it received threats []

22:58

FLASHBACK: Watch Russian Puppet Chuck Schumer Bow to Putin (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Senator Chuck Schumer held a press conference following President Trumps much publicized meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Schumer as upset about President Trumps coziness with the Russian leader, Does anyone believe that [Trump] was tougher on Putin in secret than he was publicly?

But then this photo popped up.

Chuck Schumer sharing donuts with Vladimir.

As we reported back in March 2017: Democrat Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer continues to push the Russia conspiracy.
But it was Schumer who met with Putin in New York City not Trump.

And thats not all.
Putin was captured on video bowing to Vlad.

The post FLASHBACK: Watch Russian Puppet Chuck Schumer Bow to Putin (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

22:39

Leftists Peddle T-Shirts Of Trump Lynching, Instagram Is Promoting It The Gateway Pundit

As Instagram removes infopics about Planned Parenthood murdering black babies, they leave up an account from a new clothing line called Hanging With Trump, which sells t shirts depicting Trump literally hanging by a noose made from his very fine signature red tie.

The Instagram page features a variety of instagram models showing off the shirts.

But it doesnt end there. The organization/company is using Indie Go Go for their fundraising and point of sale.

And of course they are on Facebook, where the about page reads: ARE YOU #HangingWithTrump? The worldwide Cultural Move...

22:35

Not From The Onion: Michelle Obama, Celebs Launch Nonpartisan Voter Registration Drive For Midterms Weasel Zippers

More navigators. Via Politico: Michelle Obama is jumping into the 2018 campaigns with a voter registration initiative that will be strictly nonpartisan exciting and frustrating top Democrats whod like the popular former first lady to actively campaign for candidates. The initiative, scheduled to be launched Thursday, is the result of months of quiet conversations []

22:35

The GOP Really Needs Muellers Report Booman Tribune

As political analysis, I think Aaron Blake does a good job here of explaining why Republican members of Congress, particularly senators, are unwilling to exercise their power to bring this president down. Blake doesnt frame it that way; instead, he talks about tactics that could be used to achieve related aims, like passing a bill to protect the Mueller investigation or to get testimony from the interpreter who was present in Helsinki when Trump and Putin spoke privately together. My problem with this piece is that it fails as moral analysis.

The problem is the president, and thats true regardless of which party you represent in Congress. The national security implications of having a president who is clearly compromised include a massive moral dimension. When a country as important and powerful as the United States is being steered by a man like Vladimir Putin, every living creature on the planet is potentially at risk. Maybe that sounds like hyperbole, but theres a reason we took the actions we did at the conclusion of World War Two, and if we lose the Western Alliance and democratic countries lose the cohesiveness and unity needed to fight against nuclear proliferation and for human rights and conflict resolution, then the risks can not be overstated.

The problem for Republican lawmakers, assuming they would like to do the right thing and protect the country, is that they need the Mueller report first before they can go to their own base and make the case against the president. They actually deserve to have that information before theyre asked to do something as drastic as impeach and remove a president. They may know in the hearts already what the conclusions will be, but they need to see it. The country needs to see it.

Weve gotten to the point where the need is there but the report is not yet finished. This puts us all in a miserable and dangerous waiting pattern. How much longer can we go without making a decision?

For Republicans who arent still more interested in obstructing and killing the investigation than in protecting the country, its not clear what they can or should do. Formally protecting the investigation seems like an urgent task, and if hijacking the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh is the quickest and surest way to do that, then Id recommend it. Thats asking a lot, I know, and there may be other things that could be hijacked that wouldnt be in such conflict with long-cherished conservative goals.

But protecting the investigation doesnt speed up the process. If the Republicans are serious about getting us out of this mess, they need help. They need Mueller to produce the...

Winning is Everything But Still Not Enough Booman Tribune

One of the things I particularly like about the cover story in our July/August 2018 issue is that it articulates something that has been at the core of my political outlook since the first term of the George W. Bush administration. The title of the piece (Winning Is Not Enough) corresponds exactly with my view, although on first blush it could be interpreted as a direct rebuttal.

If I could summarize this briefly, Id say that ever since I saw the Bush administrations response to 9/11, the way they governed, their dismissal of factual information and scientific evidence, and their embrace of their most vicious aspects of our nature, I changed my mind about what the primary goal of Democratic politics should be in our era. All efforts should be directed to keeping the Republican Party, as presently constituted, out of power. In this sense, winning is everything.  Simply be being in the majority the Democrats are doing the country and the world the biggest service they could ever provide them, and whatever they do or dont do with that power is relatively unimportant.

That was not an easy conclusion for me to reach and it isnt always an easy one to maintain. By disposition, I am a fairly far-left progressive who would like to see the party become more economically populist and less conflicted and apologetic about its views on a host of social issues and public policies.  There are many aspects of the Washington consensus that I find misguided, repugnant or even immoral, and I dont want to be complacent about faults I see within the Democratic Party.

But all of that has been put on a back burner for me when it comes to priorities because keeping people like Donald Trump, Mitch McConnell and Paul Ryan from running our lives is more important than any other issue.

In saying that Winning Is Not Enough, the argument is not that I am wrong about the importance of winning. The argument is that the Democrats have a pattern of losing their majorities at the first opportunity after they gain them. This happened in the 1994 midterms and again in the 2010 midterms. Our editor-in-chief Paul Glastris is saying that the Democrats must shoot for the trifecta (control of the White House, Senate and House) after the 2020 elections, but they cannot be content to pass a bunch of legislation and then be cast back out into the wilderness as they were they last two times they amassed that much power. A fuller headline would read: Winning in 2020 is Not Enough, the Democrats Must Win in Perpetuity.

Heres how he articulates that, and...

On Russia, Trump Was Just As Bad in 2015 Booman Tribune

Things have gotten ugly. How ugly? The U.S. ambassador to Russia is former Utah governor Jon Huntsman.  His brother, Paul Huntsman, is the owner and publisher of The Salt Lake Tribune. In an editorial published in todays issue of The Salt Lake Tribune, Robert Gehrke says that Ambassador Huntsman needs to resign.

Ambassador Huntsman, you work for a pawn, not a president. Its time to come home.

There is no other reasonable course of action to take after Mondays disgraceful joint news conference with President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin

Ambassador Huntsman, you have two sons who wear the uniform of the U.S. Navy. How is it possible to entrust their future to such a cowardly, misguided commander in chief who has demonstrated time and again a fundamental disregard for U.S. security and our moral authority internationally?

This has to be the last straw. To remain silent and continue to serve this president would be complicity in the undoing of our nation and its status as a world leader.

Come home, Mr. Huntsman. Your country needs you.

I dont know about you, but unless I got a pretty strong go ahead, I would not demand the resignation of our publishers brother and write that a failure to resign would amount to complicity in the undoing of our nation. Since Mr. Gehrkes editorial appeared in print, its probably safe to assume that Paul Huntsman agrees that his brother ought to step down.

None of this was cleaned up by Trumps non-apology and pathetic attempt to claim he misspoke. Trump is beholden to Vladimir Putin and only the willfully blind now fail to see this. He did not misspeak. He said the exact same things hes been saying for three years now.

This seems like a good week to visit my archives, so to prove my point, lets go back to March and look at a long excerpt from my piece: Trumps Lies About Moscow Tower are Impeachable.

Trump spent the summer and fall of 2015 telling anyone who would listen that he had a great relationship with Vladimir P...

The Russians Play the Long Game With the NRA Booman Tribune

Looking carefully at the criminal complaint and affidavit on Maria Butina that the Department of Justice unsealed on Monday, I quickly realized that most of the information has been public for more than a year. In March 2017, Alex Altman and Elizabeth Dias published Moscow Cozies Up to the Right in Time magazine,  which detailed everything (up to that time) that the DOJ presented to the judge except the direct private communications between Butina and her boss Alexander Torshin.

What the two of them were doing was largely out in the open. They courted gun enthusiasts and conservative Christians in an effort to find allies in America who would encourage a less confrontational approach with Putins Russia.  They established relationships with Republican donors, strategists, and lawmakers for these purposes.  The only illegal part of these activities was the failure to register as agents or lobbyists of a foreign power.

Of course, the real issue here is the possibility that Russia funded the campaigns of Republican office-seekers (including the candidacy of Donald Trump) using Torshins relationship with the NRA as a cut-out and a cover.  Thats the kind of conspiracy that would make all their efforts to ingratiate themselves with the Right worthwhile.

And they did make quite an effort. You can see this clearly by looking at a timeline produced by Mother Jones. Maria Butina began her gun advocacy all the way back in 2011 when she was a twenty-one year old provincial from a remote Siberian town. Thats the year that she established the Right to Bear Arms special interest group to advocate for gun rights in Russia. Its also the year that Torshin first attended an NRA conference and become a donor.

2011: Torshin, then a Russian senator, is introduced to NRA President David Keene through G. Kline Preston IV, a lawyer from Nashville, Tennessee, who had been doing business in Russia for years. Preston later tells the...

21:56

Israel Declares Itself Apartheid State Moon of Alabama

Today Israel declared itself to be an apartheid state: The Knesset passed early Thursday a controversial bill that officially defines Israel as the national homeland of the Jewish people and asserts that "the realization of the right to national self-determination...

21:30

Sanctuary California: Illegal alien identified as San Franciscos ride-share rapist Fellowship of the Minds

From Fox News: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Monday blasted San Francisco over its sanctuary policy that shields criminal aliens who prey on the community by pointing to an illegal immigrant alien charged in connection to the rapes of Continue reading

17:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! DownWithTyranny!


by Noah

Dateline Washington:

The White House today proudly issued two new photographs taken during President Trump's recent extremely successful European Tour. Said White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders of the first photo:
The photo of President Trump with President Putin shows the world that these two fine men share more than just their titles. As you can see, our president and the Russian president have similar fashion sense and get along fabulously. As President Trump has said on more than one occasion, there is nothing wrong with making friends, especially Russian friends. That's a good thing, a very good thing. Believe me.
Asked to comment on the second photo of President Trump with various NATO leaders, Sanders had this to say:
The photo of our president in Stroller One shows how well-liked President Trump is in the world community. World leaders will do anything to help our leader of the free world. Also, I would like to point out that, contrary to you in the the fake news media say, the photo proves that President Trump is thoroughly in support of alternative forms of energy.

16:00

One Image Proves That Both Louisiana Nuclear Power Stations Could Be Replaced By Rooftop Solar Comment Deadline July 23rd, 11:59 pm ET (10:59 CDT) Mining Awareness +

Comment Due Jul 23, 2018 11:59 PM ET (10:59 CDT) https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=NRC-2017-0141. This is for comment on the US NRCs Environmental Impact Statement for relicensing River Bend Nuclear Power Station near St. Francisville (and Baton Rouge) Louisiana from midnight August 29, 2025 to 2045. Include Docket ID NRC-2017-0141 in the subject line of your comment.

According to the US NRC, 14% of Louisianas electricity in 2015 came from nuclear power. There are two nuclear power stations in Louisiana Waterford near New Orleans, and River Bend, near Baton Rouge. River Bend is smaller, apparently in dangerously bad condition, and has been offline a lot. Even if one is generous and assumes that 7% of Louisianas electricity is from River Bend, the chart below still clearly shows that it could be more than replaced by solar PV. In fact, both Waterford and River Bend could be replaced. Additionally, due to improvements in solar PV making them smaller, lighter and more efficient, and based on a US National Renewable Energy Lab graph, the potential is probably twice this, as well as contantly improving. (Additionally, River Bend could now be quickly and easily replaced with natural gas from a nearby pipeline, which is currently produced in Louisiana and exported elsewhere, or a combination of biofuels and non-renewable natural gas.)

Heres the one image that proves River Bend can easily be replaced by solar which could provide at least 25-35% of Louisianas electricity. This image is assuming an efficiency of 16% (apparently based on 2014 median average). If we assume the 32% given in the second image (graph), then it would be double (50-70%), if usage remains the same. What is lacking is political will, including the need to hold the nuclear industry responsible for the full cost, including accidents and waste. Nuclear power cannot survive in a free market economy, but only with governmental subsidies of all varieties, and government ownership as in Russia and France.
...

15:41

Hypocritical Religious Right Activist Bested By Female Russian Spy? Mining Awareness +

As Mrs. Trump rather illiterately says Be Best. In the document about why apparent Russian spy, Maria Butina, shouldnt be let out on bail, we learn that she apparently lived with US person 1, who is widely believed to be Republican Religious Right political operative Paul Erickson. Whether or not he knew she was a Russian operative-spy, remains to be seen. Whether he himself is a Russian spy remains to be seen, as well. Regardless, Butina apparently was simply using him.

An earlier red-headed Russian spy named Anna Chapman.

Hypocritical 56 year old Paul Erickson, who has promoted marriage and faithfulness, has never even married and was apparently living with this much younger Russian spy. While marriage and faithfulness are Christian values, the religious right diminishes women and wants them to be subservient, thus preferring them uneducated, barefoot and pregnant. They want huge families in an overpopulated world. With no birth control, couples used to have around a dozen surviving kids one every two years, sometimes more....

15:33

What Paul Really Said About Women: An Apostles Liberating Views of Equality in Marriage, Leadership, and Love Mining Awareness +

What Paul Really Said About Women: An Apostles Liberating Views of Equality in Marriage, Leadership, and Love by John Temple Bristow
Teva Regule
This book profile was published in the St. Nina Quarterly, Volume 2, No. 2.
As Orthodox Christians we always look at Scripture within the context of Tradition. However, there are times when we borrow the practice common in this country of haphazardly selecting certain passages or translations to suit our own narrow purposes.

The passages most often used to define the status and delimit the participation of women are found in the letters of the Apostle Paul. In his book, What Paul Really Said About Women, John Temple Bristow gives an in-depth examination of St. Pauls writings.

Bristow first attempts to put them into the historical and cultural contexts in which they were written. He begins by examining the status of women in Ancient Greece Athens and Sparta and in Egypt. He shows, for instance, that whereas women in Egypt were regarded as equal to men, in Greece (Athens in particular), they were considered to be inferior. Because Greece was considered to be a more advanced culture, mainly through the writings of Plato, Socrates, and Aristotle, many other cultures adopted Hellenism in hopes of elevating their own cultures. As a result, the preexisting ideas about the inferiority of women found in Hellenism spread to other cultures.

He also shows how women were devalued in the Jewish tradition, as evidenced in the writings of the rabbinical scholars on the stories of Adam and Eve.

In the context of the times, the value that Jesus accorded women was a radical departure from the prevailing thought. Additionally, Bristow explains how cultural biases against women lead to a misinterpretation of scripture.

The most prominent scriptural example of the relationship between husband and wife is found in Ephesians 5:21-33. (Because this is the epistle reading for the Orthodox wedding service, I found this to be of particular interest.)

Although this passage is often used to justify the secondary status accorded to women, Bristow shows that St. Paul actually meant to elevate the status of women. In St. Pauls view of marriage, women and men were to be united in mutual love and respect, just like Christ and the Church. This was a new way of looking at marriage.

His well-researched explanation of the passage includes many references to the ways in which Greek and Hebrew texts have been translated. Translation issues are always complex and are made even more troublesome because languages are always evolving.

He continues to explore the issues of women as leaders in the Church, the education of women, questions of dress and hairstyle, and the holiness of celibacy.

The book is not long one hundred and twenty pages but it is an important study of women...

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Chicago pode se tornar a maior cidade dos EUA a adotar renda bsica universal The Intercept

O vereador de Chicago Ameya Pawar est preocupado com o futuro.

O que o preocupa que uma iminente onda de automao possa deixar milhes de pessoas desempregadas e causar ainda mais extremismo poltico.

Apontando para os investimentos que empresas como Tesla, Amazon e Uber esto fazendo em veculos autnomos, Pawar observou que em breve as funes ligadas ao transporte rodovirio de longa distncia, uma fonte tradicional de emprego para a classe mdia, podem se tornar obsoletas. Ele considera que o aumento no nmero de pessoas desempregadas implica maior polarizao poltica. Precisamos comear a discutir raa, classe e geografia, mas tambm precisamos comear a discutir o futuro do trabalho e sua relao com a automao. Todas essas coisas esto interligadas.

Pawar estava em campanha para ser o candidato do Partido Democrata ao governo de Illinois, at sair da disputa por no conseguir competir com os gastos de dois candidatos bilionrios. Um dos temas de sua candidatura foi o uso dado pelos polticos a vrios grupos raciais ou tnicos como bodes expiatrios dos problemas materiais de seus eleitores.

Voc sabe, os britnicos colocam hindus e muulmanos uns contra os outros, disse Pawar ao The Intercept poca, falando de sua origem indiana. Colocam as pessoas umas contra as outras com base em classe social, geografia, casta [] isso no diferente. Chicago contra o resto do estado. O resto do estado contra Chicago. Negros, brancos, pardos, uns contra os outros. Todos, pessoas pobres brigando por restos.

Pawar atualmente considera que uma onda de automao em massa ir complicar esse problema.

De uma perspectiva de raa e de classe, deve-se levar em conta que 66% dos caminhoneiros so homens brancos de meia idade, ele comentou. Ento, se voc os deixar sem trabalho e no fizer nenhum investimento em novos empregos ou em um sistema social de suporte para que eles faam a transio de um emprego para outro, essas divises raciais, geogrficas e de classe vo crescer.

Pawar entende que uma forma de combater o ressentimento racial cuidar da precariedade econmica que os polticos vm usando para foment-lo. Ele decidiu apoiar a renda bsica universal (UBI, na sigla em ingls) uma ideia que vem ganhando flego em todo o mundo.

A UBI parte de uma premissa simples: se as pessoas no tm dinheiro para satisfazer suas necessidades bsicas, por que no dar m...

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Sleeping Giants Founder Matt Rivitz Represented Adidas, Chevy, Delta, Dodge, Target, etc While Attacking Companies Anonymously The Gateway Pundit

On Tuesday Matt Rivitz was exposed as the Far Left operative behind anti-conservative hate group Sleeping Giants.

Sleeping Giants has worked since the 2016 election to bankrupt conservative groups by targeting their advertisers.

Matt Rivitz has devoted his life to destroy and eliminate opposing voices in America but always kept his identity a secret.
Until Tuesday.

Rivitz and his hate site Sleeping Giants smears and slanders conservatives.
Their goal is to keep the internet and public square free from conservative, patriotic voices.

He does this by smearing and lying about conservatives and threatening US corporations who run ads on their platforms.

Matt Rivitz also represented several top corporations in the advertising world.

Rivitz also works in advertising and represented Adidas, Chevy, Delta, Dodge Target, and others top corporations.

These same companies he attacked anonymously online with Sleeping Giants.

Here is a list of a few of Matts credits:
Cisco
Dodge Dart
Chevrolet
Haagen-Dazs
Fox Sports Net
Adidas
Subway
Napster
eBay
Saturn

So Matt Rivitz was doing work for several corporations in the advertising world then har...

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July 19th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #546 The Last Refuge

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

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Thursday July 19th Open Thread The Last Refuge

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

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Mad Maxine Follower: South Dakota Police/FBI Arrest Antifa Activist With Guns and Extensive Bomb-making Material The Last Refuge

When Democrat Congresswoman Maxine Waters demanded the advancement of political violence, many began warning she was lighting a fuse for a resurgence of activity similar to the Weather Underground bombings.   As if on cue, a few days later former domestic Continue reading

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New York Note No More Mister Nice Blog


Our very good blogfriend Jim Tarrant asked, in a comment on yesterday's post,
Sorry, not from NY. Whats the WFP? (White Freedom Party?)
I thought I'd share the response up front here, for the instruction of all you out-of-staters:

Sorry about that! It's the Working Families Party, a hopefully leftist NYS group (to which I've contributed, full disclosure) whose strategy is to offer ballot endorsements in return for policy endorsements from the candidate. It's worth talking about because it's generally been a good example of what a third party in the American system can do to exert progressive pressure on the election process. Generally they endorse the Democrat after the primary, and it's nice to vote on their line instead of the Democrats' to let the latter know you're not pleased with them at the national level.

They need to be very careful about endorsing candidates at the primary level, because they'll make somebody angry, and in 2014 they did this in a huge way, allowing themselves to be pressured into endorsing Andrew Cuomo over progressive hero Zephyr Teachout and enraging about three quarters of their voters and a hell of a lot of their contributors (I wrote it up here). This year they did the same thing, endorsing the Democrats' machine candidate, Joe Crowley of Queens, over the wonderful progressive Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of the Bronx, only worse, because she won.

Now Crowley

who has handled this with absolutely admirable class, I should say, a true Democrat in spite of all the bad things we've been saying about him, giving the winner his very warm backing and being in every way totally different from Joe Lieberman that time he lost a Senate primary, started his own skunk "Connecticut for Lieberman" party (showing his own priorities weren't Lieberman for Connecticut), and won in the damn general election basical...

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The Baking Soda Cure LewRockwell

The three trillion-dollar income stream produced by the medical industrial complex is about to come demolished by a home remedy baking soda.  Buy stock in Arm & Hammer. (Church & Dwight Co. Ltd.)

Now for the details:

Researchers at the Medical College of Georgia have discovered a nerve center in a cell layer in the spleen that controls the immune response and therefore inflammation throughout the body.  Given that virtually all chronic age-related disease involves inflammation (called inflammaging), this discovery is of monumental significance and has widespread application for virtually every organ and tissue in the body as the spleen is not only an abdominal organ that is involved in the recycling of old blood cells but is also a key part of the human immune system.

The striking part of this discovery is that autoimmune reactions responsible for chronic inflammation throughout the body were quelled by consumption of two grams (~half a teaspoon) of baking soda in water for two weeks in healthy humans.  Researchers say baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) calms the immune response in the spleen and has a system-wide effect.

An over-active immune response defines autoimmune disorders experienced in physically remote parts of the body including the eyes, kidneys, brain, joints, arteries and lungs as well as in obesity.

As researchers explain, when sodium bicarbonate is consumed it becomes a trigger for the stomach to make more acid to digest the next meal and for the overlooked mesothelial cell lining in the spleen to signal there is no need to mount an overly protective immune response that can alter a delicate balance between M1 and M2 macrophages, white blood cells that target bacteria, viruses, parasites and tumor cells.

Credit: Cumberlands University Biology

Mesothelial cells line the spleen and directly secrete the nerve chemical acetylcholine.  When the spleen is removed from lab animals or just slightly disturbed, the mesothelial nervous connection in the spleen with other parts of the body was cut off and the healthy effect produced by baking soda was abolished.  Acetylcholine signaling represents the brakes on the human im...

You Have the Right To Remain Innocent LewRockwell

Ever wonder why every cop that is accused of something and investigated is suddenly unavailable for comment and is immediately assigned an attorney who has the same, universal reply to the curious public, We have no comment at this time. And all while their co-workers are out there using all the power of education, training, and intimidation, along with every dirty trick in the book, to persuade everyone else to spill their guts immediately? Read this book to find out the entire, interesting truth.

Considering the near total destruction of our constitutional rights due to the exploitation of our fear of terrorists, coupled with the so-called War On Drugs, (War On Everyones Civil Rights is just as accurate), every American citizen should read this book. This is especially true if you believe you are a law abiding citizen who need not worry about such matters.

Make no mistake about it, American police officers today are armed to the teeth, and they do have the power to snatch you up for no reason or at least a completely fabricated one and haul you off to the pokey or worse. The era of the friendly neighborhood cop helping old ladies across the street and coaxing young girls cats out of trees is long gone. A new, more menacing generation of warrior cops are now on patrol and they are trained to meet every situation with suspicion, unwavering authority and overwhelming force. According to one internet source who claims to have done their research, Americans are now 58 times more likely to be killed by a cop than a terrorist! Let that sink in a minute. Even if the provable truth is 10% of that number we definitely have cause for concern.

They are also trained to try and snoop out a crime in even the most benign interactions with the public, even if it means bending the Constitution a little bit. Traffic stops, and early evening jogs are now grounds for a detainment and investigation, just to see what you are up to in the hopes of taking you to jail for something. And it does not matter that you might be completely innocent of anything. In todays suspicious atmosphere, all it takes is for some cop or even a witness to single you out, even if they happen to be mistaken or just plain dishonest, and your life could be changed forever. When this happens to you, whether or not you have read this book could determine if you are incarcerated forever or go home innocent.

I speak from experience. As a young teenager I was taken from my street one block from my home by a cop who, against all of my guaranteed rights, sweet-talked me into getting into his car, to see if I could help him solve a...

Russias New Monster Weapon LewRockwell

While we agonize over such life and death questions as clumsy men groping women and the crucial need for gender and racial inclusion, let me spare a few seconds thought to something really important and scary:  Russias doomsday nuclear torpedo.

Codenamed by NATO Kanyon,  its reportedly something new and terrifying, a third strike weapon designed to obliterate the US east and west coasts in a nuclear war.   US intelligence seems to think this doomsday weapon is very real indeed.

I just re-watched for the umpteenth time the wonderful, 1964 Kubrick film, Dr. Strangelove and marveled anew at how prescient this razor-sharp satire was.  In the film, the Soviets admit they ran out of money to keep up the nuclear arms race with the United States.  Their answer was to create a secret, automated doomsday nuclear device that would destroy the entire planet in the event of a major war.

Now, the Russians appear to have responded to a new, trillion dollar US program to develop and deploy an anti-missile system that would negate their ballistic missile system:  the Kanyon.  Fact imitates fiction.

This revelation comes just after the Trump administration has also embarked on new programs to deploy an entire new generation of lower yield nuclear weapons that can be used for tactical war-fighting purposes.  North Korea and Iran are the evident targets, as well as Afghanistan.  But there is now talk aplenty in Pentagon circles about waging a limited tactical nuclear war against Russia.  New US bomber and drone programs are being speeded up.  War talk is in the air.  Military stocks are booming.

Kanyon, according to the right-wing Heritage Foundation, a cheerleader for military spending, is a mammoth 100-megaton nuclear device carried by an unmanned submarine.  This monster weapon is designed to detonate on the US west coast, destroying the ports of San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco.  The device is reportedly covered with cobalt, for maximum radioactive effect.

A similar device launched from the Atlantic Ocean would devastate the US East coast, leaving it under a lethal shroud of radiation for generations.

If these reports are true, any hopes that some US generals have of fighting and winning a limited nuclear exchange with Russia or China (never mind India) are absurd.   But in fact any serious nuclear exchange between the great powers would be a death sentence for the entire planet, wrapping us in a lethal shroud of nuclear winter.

One US intelligence study done of a nuclear exchange between India and Pakistan estimated two million immediate dead and 100 million deaths within weeks.  That was from a rather limited nuclear war using first generation weapons.  Todays weapons have ten times the explosive power.

Russia has a large and effective nuclear arsenal.  The sharp decline of Russias once-mighty conventional military forces after 1991 drove Moscow to plac...

How Long Does the Flu Last? LewRockwell

Together with the cold weather, fall and winter also beckons flu season, with many people coughing and sneezing wherever you turn. Flu, or influenza, affects around 5 percent to 20 percent of the American population per year, which translates to roughly 10.4 billion dollars of medical expenses annually.1 Aside from the medical expenses, influenza season also means missed schooldays and workdays.

If youre currently battling a bout of flu, a couple of questions come to mind: How long does this usually last and what can you do to recover fast? This article will answer these questions, plus provide other helpful facts and tips to get you through flu season.

What Are the Symptoms of the Flu?

Flu symptoms usually appear one to four days after your exposure to the influenza virus. Youll first start running a fever, which may sometimes be accompanied by chills. The symptoms typically get worse a few days or hours in. If youre starting to feel sick and youre quite sure that youve come across a person with the flu, here are some of the symptoms that you should be on the lookout for:2

  • Dry, chesty cough
  • Aching muscles and joint pain
  • Vomiting and diarrhea
  • Runny or blocked nose
  • Fatigue and weakness

In rare cases, the flu may make you more susceptible to a number of complications, including viral or bacterial pneumonia, dehydration and sinus infections. People who are at risk of suffering from these complications are usually children, adults over 65 years of age, people with compromised immune systems and pregnant women.3

If you experience shortness of breath, severe earache, bloody phlegm, or you start coughing up yellow, green or brown sputum, seek the advice of a health professional. This will ensure that youre not suffering from another condition or a complication brought on by your weakened state. Early treatment of these complications will help reduce the risk for any serious repercussions.4

What Causes the Flu?

The flu is caused by an influenza virus infection. There are three types of influenza virus, namely types A, B and C. Types A and B are mostly responsible for influenza outbreaks, with Type C responsible for milder cases of colds. Type A influenza viruses usually develop different strains, with the H1N1 being one of the latest strains. This type of virus is mostly r...

Climate Change LewRockwell

QUESTION: Is it in your view a minor cold blip or OMG were all going to freeze to death and run out of food ? BR

ANSWER: We are looking at an unbelievable decline in the energy output of the sun which appears to be the most rapid decline in nearly 10,000 years. The Global Warming crowd may be setting society up for mass famine and death because they are deliberately pointing everyone in the opposite direction to get their portion of the $1 billion grants. Natural disasters are the most disastrous when the energy output of the sun declines. There has been a fatal interaction of ecological, agricultural, economic, and political factors that seem to be setting the stage for at least a repeat of what is known as the Great Famine of 1315-1317. The Great Famine started with bad weather in spring 1315. Crop failures lasted through 1316 until the summer harvest in 1317, and Europe did not fully recover until 1322. The period was marked by extreme levels of crime, disease, mass death and even cannibalism and infanticide. The crisis set in motion the great economic collapse that began during the fourteenth century. In our arrogance, we seem to believe we have conquered every aspect of the planet and many argue we can even alter the climate of the planet.

The collapse from the Medieval Warm period was rapid, but also deadly. When the climate turned down, what followed was suddenly bitter cold winters and drenching rains which then froze. Europe had expanded as the society always does in warm periods. A study has shown that desert rodent populations of many species tend to fluctuate synchronously owing to pulses of primary production and seed availability during rainy years, and reduced seed production during droughts (PLOS 2013).

BlackDeath-10

I have reported that plagues correlate to the decline in temperature. During the 14th century, there were warnings in the form of rumors that told of a great plague in China and India that killed most of the populations there. The plague made its way to Europe when the Kipchak forces were besieging the Genoese trading post in the Crimea (Ukraine). The Kipchaks began to catapult plague-infested corpses over the walls and into the trading post. The disease spread quickly and the Genoese abandoned the outpost. They sailed back to Europe stopping in Sicily in 1347 taking the Black Death with them.

Four centuries of global warming left Europe with mild temperatures, which were the highest in 8,000 years. This led to the great economic expansion and the rebirt...

Who Stole Our Culture? LewRockwell

Sometime during the last half-century, someone stole our culture. Just 50 years ago, in the 1950s, America was a great place. It was safe. It was decent. Children got good educations in the public schools. Even blue-collar fathers brought home middle-class incomes, so moms could stay home with the kids. Television shows reflected sound, traditional values.

Where did it all go? How did that America become the sleazy, decadent place we live in today so different that those who grew up prior to the 60s feel like its a foreign country? Did it just happen?

It didnt just happen. In fact, a deliberate agenda was followed to steal our culture and leave a new and very different one in its place. The story of how and why is one of the most important parts of our nations history  and it is a story almost no one knows. The people behind it wanted it that way.

What happened, in short, is that Americas traditional culture, which had grown up over generations from our Western, Judeo-Christian roots, was swept aside by an ideology. We know that ideology best as political correctness or multi-culturalism. It really is cultural Marxism, Marxism translated from economic into cultural terms in an effort that goes back not to the 1960s, but to World War I. Incredible as it may seem, just as the old economic Marxism of the Soviet Union has faded away, a new cultural Marxism has become the ruling ideology of Americas elites. The No. 1 goal of that cultural Marxism, since its creation, has been the destruction of Western culture and the Christian religion.

To understand anything, we have to know its history. To understand who stole our culture, we need to take a look at the history of political correctness.

Early Marxist theory

Before World War I, Marxist theory said that if Europe ever erupted in war, the working classes in every European country would rise in revolt, overthrow their governments and create a new Communist Europe. But when war broke out in the summer of 1914, that didnt happen. Instead, the workers in every European country lined up by the millions to fight their countrys enemies. Finally, in 1917, a Communist revolution did occur, in Russia. But attempts to spread that revolution to other countries failed because the workers did not support it.

After World War I ended in 1918, Marxist theorists had to ask themselves the question: What went wrong? As good Marxists, they could not admit Marxist theory had been incorrect. Instead, two leading Marxist intellectuals, Antonio Gramsci in Italy and Georg Lukacs in Hungary (Lukacs was considered the most brilliant Marxist thinker since Marx himself) independently came up with the same answer. They said that Western culture and the Christian religion had so blinded the working class to its true, Marxist class interests, that a Communist revolution was impossible in the West, until both could be destroyed. That objective, estab...

Things Are Getting Worse, Not Better LewRockwell

The roundups are getting worse. The checkpoints are getting worse. The harassment is getting worse. The things we were worried would happen are happening.Angus Johnston, professor at the City University of New York

No one is safe.

No one is immune.

No one gets spared the anguish, fear and heartache of living under the shadow of an authoritarian police state.

Thats the message being broadcast 24/7 to the citizens and residents of the American police state with every new piece of government propaganda, every new law that criminalizes otherwise lawful activity, every new policeman on the beat, every new surveillance camera casting a watchful eye, every sensationalist news story that titillates and distracts, every new prison or detention center built to house troublemakers and other undesirables, every new court ruling that gives government agents a green light to strip and steal and rape and ravage the citizenry, every school that opts to indoctrinate rather than educate, and every new justification for why Americans should comply with the governments attempts to trample the Constitution underfoot.

Here in Amerika, things are getting worsenot betteras the nation inches ever closer towards totalitarianism, that goose-stepping form of tyranny in which the government has all of the power and we the people have none.

Take what happened recently in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida.

On Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, immigration agents boarded a Greyhound bus heading to downtown Miami from Orlando and demanded that all passengers provide proof of residence or citizenship. One grandmother, traveling by bus to meet her granddaughter for the first time, was arrested and taken off the bus when she couldnt provide proof of residency.

No word on whether that grandmother was actually in the country illegally.

All we know is that the woman didnt have proof of identification or residency on her, which is common for many older people who dont happen to drive and have no reason to walk around with a photo ID. According to a study by the Brennan Center for Justice, more than three million Americans dont actually own a government-issued picture ID. That group includes the elderly, the poor, city dwellers, young people, college students, and some rural residents who might not live near a...

Beyond Imagination: Uranium One LewRockwell

This originally appeared in Chronicles Magazine. 

The multilayered story surrounding Uranium Onethe former South African, then Canadian, and now Russian company, of which both Bill and Hillary Clinton and their family foundation are the enriched beneficiarieshas all the usual elements of a typical Clinton scandal.

A talented con man, Bill Clinton perfected his game in Arkansas. Through his control over state contracts, regulatory agencies, and judicial appointments, the creation of public credit and of agencies like the Arkansas Development and Finance Authority and their misuse, then-Governor Clinton was able to reward his allies, punish his enemies, and insert his political machine into nearly every endeavor, public and private, statewide. Clinton nailed down the couples franchise by continually getting himself re- elected governor of Arkansas, while his spouse handled the paperwork at the Rose Law Firm.

When Bill and Hillary made the move from Little Rock to Washington, the territory under their influence was enlarged, and the public cash pots at their disposal grew significantly, but their modus operandi remained the same. The only thing that changed when Hillary began her adventures in the U.S. Senate, and then at the State Department, was that she was now the one with political power, and Bill became the ornamental figure.

Uranium Ones predecessor is a Canadian company, UrAsia Energy Ltd., founded in 2005 by Canadian mining financier Frank Giustra. By mysterious means Giustra was able to fill what was no more than a shell company with the rights to three uranium mines located in Kazakhstan, a former Soviet republic that is fantastically rich in just about everything, including uranium. Bill Clinton appears to have played a significant role in smoothing the rough edges of Giustras good fortune by supporting Kazakh President Nursultan Nazarbayevs appointment to a U.N. agency dedicated to validating elections, a p.r. coup for Nazarbayev.

Thereafter, Bill got the use of Giustras luxurious private jet, and the two began jetting about the globe together to Third World countries that enjoy attractive endowments of natural resources.  Bill made his speeches, and Frank made his deals.

In 2007, UrAsia purchased a South African uranium firm, Uranium One, and moved the company to Canada while retaining the firms South African name. Bill and Frank then set up their own philanthropic entity, the Clinton Giustra Sustainable Growth Initiative, to promote progressive environmental and labor practices in the natural resources industry. Giustra pledged $100 million and dragged in $16 million more in pledges at a 2008 star-studded gala in Toronto.

In 2008, things got more interesting. The Russian atomic-energy agency Rosatom, short of uranium for its own needs, entered into negotiations f...

The Most Popular Antibiotic To Store LewRockwell

Ready Nutrition Readers, before you scoff completely at the title and smirk at the use of a manufactured pharmaceutical, there are a few things I ask you to keep in mind.  I have written before on my stance regarding both naturopathic and traditional medicines, and I will reiterate that position once more if you have either forgotten it or not read it:

 Herbalism is the parent of modern medicine, and the two branches should complement one another and never be in contradiction.

I have the utmost respect for the educational background of physicians.  The definition of a true physician is one who uses his skills to for the benefit of a patient in need and helps that patient as best as can be done.  Dont discount modern medicine completely.  Where one of the two branches cannot work, or does not work effectively, the other should be able to pick up the slack.  In this light, do not relegate all of the chemistry and science behind medicines that do work.  Sometimes we need that extra edge when facing an illness we cannot rectify through traditional home remedies.

Why Amoxicillin is the Most Popular Type of Antibiotic

One of the best medicines to stock up on is Amoxicillin, a drug that has been actively used in the service since 1972.  It is a pretty broad-spectrum antibiotic that is great for bacterial infections, such as ear infections, sinusitis, respiratory ailments, UTI (Urinary Tract Infections), Lyme disease (yes, were entering tick season now), pneumonia, and other ailments.  A well-rounded antibiotic, it has a shelf life of more than 15 years.  That in itself should ring a bell for you as a happy prepper.

I had mentioned in past articles that you can obtain antibiotics such as this one without a prescription for your pets.  Yes, prep for your pets, if you see what Im saying. Amoxicillin can also be used with skin infections and is one of the antibiotics prescribed when there is a problem with the dental emergenciesespecially with tooth extractions.  There are those who are hypersensitive (that suffer an allergic reaction) to amoxicillin, and adults should be aware of their own history regarding this.

This article was first published on January 19, 2018.

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Nevada Bundy Prosecution Collapses LewRockwell

In 2013 the federal Bureau of Land Management (BLM) obtained federal court orders authorizing the agency to seize and remove to impound hundreds of Cliven Bundys cattle on the public ranges around Bunkerville, Nevada.   The agency interpreted these court orders broadly, and descended on the area in April 2014 with some 200 body-armor-wearing agents, semiautomatic weapons, sniper teams, undercover informants, and surveillance cameras aimed at the Bundy residence.

The BLM brought more than corralls and horse trailers.  They brought backhoes, dumptrucks and earth-moving equipment to tear up water lines and other infrastructure that had been built by Bundy and his ancestors over decades.  Defying county officials, the federal officers chose calving seasonthe very time when cows and newborn calves are most physically weak and vulnerableto execute the court orders.  They orchestrated a paramilitarized roundup operation using helicopters to terrify the cattle into stampeding to the point of exhaustion in extreme heat. At least 40 cows either died from the ordeal or were shot by BLM employees and contractors.

The Feds even used the impoundment order to establish First Amendment Zones limiting freedom of speech in a 600,000-acre area to two small isolated parcels in the desert.  It was almost certainly the largest infringement of First Amendment rights (by area) in American history.

When Bundys son Dave stopped on a state highway to photograph BLM snipers on local hillsides, BLM agents threw him down, ground his face into asphalt and falsely arrested him.  And when other family members stopped a BLM dump truck to inquire if the truck was carrying dead cows, BLM agents erupted in a flurry of violence.

In response, hundreds of citizens journeyed from all over the country to protest the BLM operation.  A few were armed.  Political officials from across the west denounced the BLMs heavy-handedness.  As a direct result of the national outcry, the BLM halted their cattle impoundment.   And on April 12, 2014, the BLM agents withdrew from the areaseemingly at the direction of the U.S. Attorneys office.  It was apparently the plan of the Justice Department to entrap the Bundys into a criminal case by constructing a narrative that Bundy supporters extorted the cattle from the BLM by threats and assaults on federal officers.  (The corralled cattle would have died had not Bundy family members released them back onto the range.)

Federal prosecutors spent tens of millions to build an elaborate criminal case designed to imprison Bundy and his sons and supporters for life.  For two years, more than a thousand FBI agents combed through Facebook comments, posed as supporters or journalists, or surfed the internet to concoct a case against the Bundys.

Meanwhile Bundys sons Ammon and Ryan became active in protests against the governments mistreatment of the Hammond family in eastern Oregon.  In January 2016 protest...

Clintons Chappaqua Estate Burns LewRockwell

A portion of Bill and Hillary Clintons New York estate went up in flames Wednesday begging the question: What exactly got destroyed?

CHAPPAQUA, NY (INTELLIHUB) A portion of the Bill and Hillary Clintons Westchester County estate caught fire Wednesday afternoon, according to intercepted Chappaqua Fire Department communications and one local report.

Firefighters were dispatched to the former President and Madam Secretarys home where they managed to contain the fire by 3:00 p.m. local time.

Its not yet known exactly what part of the property combusted or what portion of the estate was damaged.

News 12 reporter Nadia Galindo tweeted: Breaking: Multiple crews on the scene at @HillaryClinton house in #Chappaqua fire is reportedly knocked down.

As of yet, no injuries have been reported.

In 2016 the Clintons bought the adjacent property and home and adjoined the two into a single residence.

This article was first published on January 4, 2018.

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Steve Bannons Done LewRockwell

Good riddance to Steve Bannon. The last thing America needed was a conservative/populist/statist alternative to the Welfare State/Warfare State/Bailout State status quo. Yet what Bannonism boiled down to was essentially acquiescence to the lattereven as it drove politicization deeper into the sphere of culture, communications and commerce.

Stated differently, the heavy hand of the Imperial City in traditional domestic, foreign and financial matters was already bad enough: Bannonism just gave a thin veneer of ersatz nationalism to what was otherwise the Donalds own dogs breakfast of protectionism, nativism, xenophobia, jingoism and strong-man bombast.

By the latter, of course, we mean Trumps essentially content free notion that America was falling from greatness mainly due to stupidity, corruption and a penchant for bad deals among Washington pols; and that the undeniable economic malaise, if not decline, of Flyover America was due to some kind of grand global zero sum-game.

That is, what rightly belonged to America was being stolen by immigrants, imports and the nefarious doings of foreign governments and globalist elites. What was needed to make America Great Again (MAGA), therefore, was a Washington-erected moat to hold back the tide of bad people and unfair foreign economic assaults and a new sheriff in the Oval Office with the smarts (with which he believed himself amply endowed) to start winning again.

In truth, Trump had it upside down from the beginning. The unfortunate arrival of Steve Bannon to his campaign in August 2016 only served to give the Donalds disheveled basket of bromides, braggadocio and bile a rightist political edge and proto-intellectual rationalization.

The real problem, in fact, was not the evil flowing into the American homeland from abroadwhether imports, illegals or terrorists. Rather, it was the outward flow of Washingtons monetary and military imperialism that was gutting capitalist prosperity domestically and generating terrorist blowback abroad.

Needless to say, Bannonism never identified the real culprits: Namely, the Wall Street-enriching Bubble Finance policies of the Fed, which forced foreign central banks to buy dollars and trash their own currencies to keep exports competitive; the military-industrial-intelligence-foreign aid complex of the American Imperium; and the massively insolvent institutions of the Welfare State social insurance system (Social Security and Medicare) and prodigious spending on means-tested entitlements (Medicaid, food stamps EITC, etc.).

Consequently, the Bannonized agenda had no inkling, either, that fiscal catastrophe was imminent. And that the Trump administration had no real choice except the politically unpalatable path of cutting spending and/or raising taxes-or eventually...

14:00

You Think Republicans Are The Only Bad Guys? The Rhode Island Democratic Party Isn't Any Better-- An Insider's Guest Post DownWithTyranny!

Lauren and... a familiar looking guy

by Lauren Niedel-Gresh

Earlier this month DWT reported about the systemic shenanigans in the Rhode Island Democratic Party endorsement process. Three completely inappropriate and vile men were endorsed over 3 progressive women and one anti-choice woman is being endorsed over a progressive pro-choice woman of color who is currently a sitting Representative.

Two of those endorsements have been rescinded (after I, a sitting member of the RI Democratic State Committee, was told that would be impossible by Executive Director Kevin Olasanoyer). The two that have been rescinded were Michael Earnheart a Trump-voting Republican who switched to Democrat just three months ago, and another candidate, Greg Arciado, who has a criminal past.
Acciardo was convicted in 1994 of vehicular manslaughter after he hit a 62-year-old woman. Hes also been arrested twice for driving under the influence and has been accused of domestic assault.
This whole debacle caused a major rift within the party. Progressives and many moderate democrats were outraged over the lack of respect for first term women who have done a fabulous job representing their districts. The committees that made these endorsements were stacked with Conservative Democrats who are anti-choice and pro-gun But hey open up the tent to more republicans because that is what the RI Democratic Pa...

13:42

Latest Deep State Leak: Trump Was Told by Obama Lackeys that Putin Was Behind Cyberattacks The Gateway Pundit

Deep state operatives leaked another classified report to The New York Times on Wednesday.

President Trump was told Putin was involved in cyberattacks during the 2016 election. US intelligence told him this days before the inauguration.

The same liberal hacks who illegally leaked this information want Americans to trust them as they continue to destroy this duly elected president.

President Trump on Wednesday told CBS anchor Jeff Glor that he has no confidence in the tainted intelligence by far left hacks Clapper, Brennan and Comey.

And, once again, the timing of this leak is not an accident.
Liberals are outraged that President Trump refused to chest bump Putin in Helsinki.
The deep state leaked this information to pile on the Republican president.

The New York Times reported

Two weeks before his inauguration, Donald J. Trump was shown highly classified intelligence indicating that President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia had personally ordered complex cyberattacks to sway the 2016 American election.

The evidence included texts and emails from Russian military officers and information gleaned from a top-secret source close to Mr. Putin, who had described to the C.I.A. how the Kremlin decided to execute its campaign of hacking and disinformation.

Mr. Trump sounded grudgingly convinced, according to several people who attended the intelligence briefing. But ever since, Mr. Trump has tried to cloud the very clear findings that he received on Jan. 6, 2017, which his own intelligence leaders have unanimously endorsed.

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12:51

FBI Director Wray: Chinese Espionage Most Significant Threat Facing US (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

On Wednesday, FBI Director Christopher Wray said China, not Russia is the most significant long-term threat facing the US today.

Wray sat down for an interview with NBCs Lester Holt at the Aspen Security Forum Wednesday to discuss many different spy threats facing the US.

The Democrat-media complex is obsessed with Russia, however; Wray clearly states the FBI has economic espionage cases open in all 50 states that trace back to China.

It covers everything from corn seeds in Iowa to wind turbines in Massachusetts and everything in between, Wray said of Chinas espionage efforts.

Of course Lester Holt wanted to desperately bring the conversation back to Russia and brought up election meddling again.

Christopher Wray did acknowledge Russias efforts to influence the public opinion and politics in the US, however he said not to underestimate Chinas ultimate goal which is to position itself as the sole dominant super power. Theyre trying to replace the United States in that role.

I think China from a counterintelligence perspective represents in many ways represents the broadest, most challenging, most significant threat we face as a country, Wray said.

He said that Chinas espionage efforts are a whole of state effort that includes economic espionage as well as traditional espionage and human sources as well as cyber means.

The volume of it, the pervasive of it, the significance of it, is something that I think this country cannot underestimate, Wray continued.

The main reason why we have never seen actual evidence of Russians hacking into Democrat computer networks is because the reports would also reveal China to be one of the aggressors. The fact that China is spying with such aggressive techniques obliterates the entire Russian hacking narrative spun by Dems and their media sycophants.

VIDEO:

About Bill Clinton, betrayal, treason and China

12:45

MAGAnomic Policy Interacting With Financial Systems Multinational Wall Street vs Main Street U.S.A The Last Refuge

Originally outlined a year ago. Reposted by request:  Remember, at the heart of the professional opposition the issue is the money; there are trillions at stake. President Trumps MAGAnomic and foreign policy agenda is jaw-dropping in scale, scope and consequence. Continue reading

12:05

[Transcript] Important MAGAnomic Cabinet Meeting President Trumps Administration Focuses on American Workforce Initiatives The Last Refuge

The White House cabinet meeting for July 18th, 2018, was focused on the American workforce and the U.S. economy.  MAGAnomics is the heart of MAGA-KAG. [Transcript] 11:35 A.M. EDT THE PRESIDENT: Well, thank you very much for being here Continue reading

12:00

Hero: New Orleans Saint Saves Man From Car Wreck In Dramatic Fashion: I Prayed With Him Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Wire: On Sunday, a 25-year-old NFL player physically ripped a car door off its hinges in order to save a man pinned down inside the vehicle after a bizarre accident. New Orleans Saints defensive lineman Mitchell Loewen was eating brunch at a local cafe with his wife and toddler when they heard a []

11:47

Building Owner Tells Art Gallery to Remove Trump Assassination Porn from Front Window The Gateway Pundit

As Cassandra Fairbanks reported on Tuesday One Grand Gallery in Portland is facing online backlash after they put up an image of President Donald Trump being brutally assassinated in their store window.

The violent graphic is in public view where children will be exposed to it and features the caption F*ck Trump below the image of his throat being sliced.

On Wednesday the owner of the building who rents space to One Grand Gallery told the artists to remove their assassination porn.
Big League Politics reported:

The owner of Total Performance Converters, which rents space to One Grand Gallery in downtown Portland, Oregon, says he was furious about the image of an ISIS-style beheading of President Trump being displayed on the front window of his building.

I spoke with the building owner today, Mark, a veteran that fought for our country, who told me hes just ready to get back to work

Mark said the image on the window went up at some point on Friday, in preparation for the exhibits opening reception to take place later that night. Having been off for the weekend, Mark didnt see the image again until he went in to work this past Monday. He said as soon as he saw it, he went to call the One Grand Gallery owner to ask him to remove it.

The artists removed the image this week.

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11:30

Saved From Socialism: U.S. Saves Baby Oliver After U.K. Doctors Said His Heart Couldnt Be Fixed Weasel Zippers

Imagine if the world didnt have the U.S. to run to because the U.S. went socialist. Thats where the left would take us. Via Daily Wire: After baby Oliver Cameron was denied necessary medical treatment and funding by the United Kingdoms National Health Service (NHS), doctors in the United States were able to save his []

11:00

Trump Asked About Being Soft On Putin, Outlines How Hes Been Tough Weasel Zippers

All of his actions have been harsh on Russia or its allies. All Obamas, on the other hand, were all advantageous to Russia. Via Daily Caller: President Trump brought up one of the bloodiest clashes between Russian and American forces in modern history Wednesday when peppered by the White House press corps over having a []

10:59

Heartwarming Story CEO Rewards Work Ethic, Gives Car To Employee Who Walked 20 Miles To Work The Last Refuge

Bellhops Moving employee Walter Carr tells his story about how he walked almost 20 miles to work and was then given a car by Bellhops Moving CEO Luke Marklin for his efforts. Fox Business News host Charles Payne gets choked Continue reading

10:55

Theyre Not Sending Their Best=> Suspected San Francisco Serial Rapist is Illegal Alien Driver for Lyft The Gateway Pundit

Illegal alien Orlando Vilchez Lazo was arrested this week and charged in a series of rapes.

Lazo was driving as a driver for Lyft in sanctuary state California.

The company is investigating.
The New York Post reported:

Ride-sharing company Lyft said Tuesday that its investigating how a former driver now charged in a series of rapes passed a background check even though federal immigration officials say the suspect was living in the country illegally.

The San Francisco district attorneys office charged Orlando Vilchez Lazo, 36, with raping four women while posing as a ride-share driver in San Francisco.

Lyft spokeswoman Kate Margolis said the company is investigating Lazos employment history.

She said company officials have no reason to believe these incidents occurred while the suspect was on duty.

Margolis didnt respond to requests for the timeframe of the suspects employment with the company. Company officials told other media outlets Vilchez Lazo was deactivated as a Lyft driver last week after his arrest.

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10:21

Top Ten Protest Albums Of 2018 (So Far) Shadowproof

*The following is a collection of some of the best albums of protest music in the first half of 2018. They were selected by Kevin Gosztola and C.J. Baker, who publishes writing regularly at Ongoing History Of Protest Songs.

Joan Baez Whistle Down the Wind

It is the song that chooses me, folk musician Joan Baez told Billboard, when reflecting on how she selects songs to record for her albums. None of the songs were written by Baez, but given her decades of activism, her interpretations of songs take on a deeper social relevance.

Those lines represent the cautious optimism that flows through the album. She transforms Tom Waits Last Leaf into an anthem for everyone like her, who have spent many, many years struggling for civil rights and justice, lending their voice to peace. She recognizes the world needs more compassion and empathy and the kind of simple songs shes been interpreting all her life to bring us together, especially as we seek out pockets of hope in these darker times.

(Kevin Gosztola)

J. Cole K.O.D.

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10:04

A SET-UP? Deep State FBI Knew Russian Maria Butina Was Working the NRA and Conservatives But Did Not Warn Them She Was a Spy (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Russian operative Maria Butina was indicted this week on charges of being a covert Russian agent.

Butina struck up friendships with the influential leaders of the National Rifle Association and the Conservative Political Action Conference.

Butina was charged with conspiracy to act as an agent of the Russian Federation and is being held without bond.

On Wednesday night investigative reporter John Solomon told Lou Dobbs that the FBI knew about Butina and her operations but they did not warn the conservatives who she was cozying up to.

This is a STUNNING development.

John Solomon: Ill tell you a little story Ive never told before. In March of 2015 I observed her at several events and really cozying up to conservatives and making what I thought was a weak-handed case that she was this courageous gun rights activist going up against Putin and there would one day be a Second Amendment in Russia. Theres never going to be a Second Amendment in Russia. I became very perplexed by her behavior and her efforts of going up to presidential candidates and congressional candidates. So I started to do some reporting and I called FBI and US intelligence sources and very quickly I learned, Yeah, we know that shes somebody here as an agent of influence. Shes connecte to this guy Tortian(sp?) and we know what shes trying to do. And I thought, thats really interesting. Are they going to tell the people shes meeting with and it doesnt appear they ever did. I thought the role of FBI counter-intelligence was to prevent contacts from occurring that are not in the interest of the United States. It sounds like they sat around and watched this for three or four years until it was convenient to create a headline.

This wont help build back trust with the Deep State FBI.
Was this just a set-up on conservatives and the NRA?
It very well may be.

Via Lou Dobbs Tonight:

The post...

10:00

Trump Honors Fallen Secret Service Agent Weasel Zippers

R.I.P., sir. Via Daily Caller: President Donald Trump honored fallen Secret Service Agent Nole Edward Remagen who died of a stroke during his recent trip to Europe in a Wednesday statement. Earlier this week, United States Secret Service Special Agent Nole Edward Remagen suffered a stroke while on duty in Scotland, Trump said. Yesterday, he []

10:00

The T-Word DownWithTyranny!

Traitor by Chip Proser

Should I keep this time slot as a treason space? Like I said, yesterday, this story sure isn't just the regular one news cycle Trump circus. As the New York Times reported yesterday, "While the T-word has been thrown around on the fringes of the political debate about other presidents or politicians from time to time, never in the modern era has it become part of the national conversation in such a prominent way. Never in anyones lifetime has a president engendered such a wave of discussion about whether his real loyalty was to a foreign power over his own country. To the presidents defenders, this all sounds like a sign of what they often call Trump Derangement Syndrome. That he drives his critics to such extremes, they argue, says more about them than it does about Mr. Trump. But the president has had fewer such defenders in the last 24 hours, with prominent Republicans and even some of Mr. Trumps traditional allies lambasting his performance and distancing themselves from him.

Republicans are quietly distancing themselves from Trump-- covering all bases, so to speak, waiting to see what the fall out is and how they can make sure it doesn't harm their career trajectories. Democrats, who were already talking about impeaching him, are starting to talk about treason.

Yesterday the Dallas Morning News reported that Beto O'Rourke, a mild-manner young El Paso congressman who's running for the Senate seat occupied by Ted Cruz-- and in a state where Trump took 4,683,352 votes (52.4%) to Hillary's 3,868,291 (43.3%)-- that Trumps performance in Helsinki...

09:30

Photo Of Smiling Chuck Schumer Eating Doughnuts With Vladimir Putin Breaks Internet Weasel Zippers

Nothing says love like a Krispy Kreme. Via Daily Wire: The Senates Democratic leader, Chuck Schumer, ramped up to Defcon 1 after President Trump met with Vladimir Putin. Im from Brooklyn, the New York Democrat said on the Senate floor on Tuesday. We learned one thing there, if we learned anything: when theres a bully []

09:23

CHARLES PAYNE Chokes Up on Live TV After Talking to Black College Student Who Walked 20 Miles to First Day of Work (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

After his car broke down Walter Carr walked from Homewood to Pelham, Alabama, all night, in the dark, to his first day of work at Bellhops.

Walter started at midnight to get to work at 8 AM.

Luckily for Walter a police officer stopped him on the road and asked him where he was going. When Walter told the officer he was going to work the police officer took him to breakfast and dropped him off a few miles closer to his destination. Another police officer then picked up Walter and took him the rest of the way and dropped him off at the job early.

On Monday Bellhops CEO Luke Marklin drove from Tennessee to Alabama to meet Walter Carr.
He told Walter he was going to buy him coffee. Instead Marklin bought Walter Carr a new car.

On Wednesday Charles Payne invited Walter Carr and CEO Luke Marklin on the show to tell their story.

At one point Charles got choked up talking about his relatives in Alabama who used to walk long distances to work.
This was an AMAZING SEGMENT!

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09:00

Watch: Gun Store Owner Nails Disguised Sacha Baron Cohen As He Tries To Embarrass Gun Buyers Weasel Zippers

How did anyone fall for this character? Via Daily Wire: In an incredible video obtained by a California Fox affiliate, a gun store owner catches Sacha Baron Cohen in the act, attempting to buy a gun while disguised as a Hungarian immigrant. The gun store owner caught the entire interaction on tape, and has some []

08:59

House Democrats Unveil Latest Low Energy 2018 Campaign Slogan The Gateway Pundit


House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA)

House Democrats unveiled their low energy 2018 slogan on Wednesday.

For the People

Which people?
Illegal aliens?
MS-13 killers?

The Democrats are desperate to counter President Trumps very successful Make America Great Again slogan that resonated with Americans from all walks of life during the 2016 election.

Democrats have no message; so far they have defended MS-13 killers, called for ICE to be abolished and unveiled a plan to raise taxes.

It is no surprise their midterm slogan is so low energy.

Politico reported:

House Democrats have finalized their campaign slogan heading into the last months before the midterm election: For the People.

The new motto, which Democratic leaders unveiled in a private meeting with members Wednesday morning, is meant to put a finer point on the broad economic-based messaging Democrats have been pushing with mixed success since last summer. That initial message a Better Deal has largely failed to break through with voters and has been openly mocked by some Democratic lawmakers.

House Democrats plan to begin working For the People into their statements and press conferences, with a focus on three key areas: addressing health care and prescription drug costs; increasing wages through infrastructure and public works projects; and highlighting Republican corruption in Washington.

The Democrats are still licking their wounds from the 2016 election.

They have not come to terms with why they lost the presidential election; Democrats are still blaming Russian bots, Vladimir Putin and Macedonian troll farms for Hillarys loss.

Meanwhile, the RNC raised $213 million fastest ever, 99% small donors for 2018.

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08:35

Mark Zuckerberg Says Infowars Can Remain on Facebook But Its Content Will Be Censored The Gateway Pundit

Democrat Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) called on Facebook today to block and ban Infowars content online on its platform.

Deutch pressured Facebook and YouTube to remove Infowars content.

They dont even hide their hatred and intolerance anymore.

Heres the video:
(For some reason this video is not appearing on YouTube after we posted it. We will continue to monitor our YouTube account.)

Try this (1:47.57 in hearing)

On Wednesday Recode published their interview with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg.

Zuckerberg told Recode that Infowars can remain on Facebook.

But he followed this up by saying Infowars would be censored and shadow-banned like most top conservative websites.

Lets talk about news. Lets talk about news.

Sure.

This has been, everyday seems to be a new thing of people asking you to make determinations about what news is. The power you have over distribution is very clear to publishers, to citizens and everyone else. How do you look at your role, cause youre kind of an accidental publisher, in a lot of ways? Content, there was all kinds of content, but right now youre being asked, right now as were doing this interview, theres a Congressional hearing going on. In that case, conservatives think that youre not, you dont give a voice to conservatives. Yesterday, I wrote a story, which I think you read, about other publications think you give too much voice to those. You shouldnt have InfoWars on here. Lets talk about...

08:30

Republicans Call Vote On Measure To Support ICE, 34 Democrats Vote No, 133 Refuse To Support It Weasel Zippers

They all should be condemned. And James Comey says to vote for Democrats because they support American values. How about no? Via Daily Caller: House lawmakers voted for a resolution Wednesday that supports Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials and explicitly condemns Democrats calls to abolish the agency. Members voted 244-35-133 Wednesday afternoon in favor []

08:00

Sacha Baron Cohen Slapped With Stolen Valor Claim On L.A. Billboard Weasel Zippers

Sabo strikes again. Via Washington Times: Prankster Sacha Baron Cohen has received a dose of his own medicine, courtesy of conservative street artist Sabo. The man who once created a Greatest Groper billboard during then-Sen. Al Frankens #MeToo fiasco is taking aim at Showtimes Who Is America? Commuters in Los Angeles were greeted by a []

07:57

BREAKING: The Swamp Launches Investigation Into Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke Over Real Estate Deal The Gateway Pundit

The interior Departments watchdog launched an investigation into Ryan Zinke, Trumps Interior Secretary according to a letter sent to lawmakers Wednesday.

Via far left Politico:

The Interior Departments internal watchdog has opened a formal investigation into a real estate deal involving a foundation established by Ryan Zinke and developers including Halliburton Chairman David Lesar, which was first reported by POLITICO, according to a letter sent to lawmakers Wednesday.

The Office of Special Counsel (not to be confused with Muellers Special Counsel) previously opened a case file on President Trumps Interior Secretary, Ryan Zinke for a possible violation of the Hatch Act because he posted a photo of Trump socks on Twitter.

Yes, that is correct. This Trump official is also being investigated over his socks. (photo below)

It is clear Zinke is being targeted over his support for President Trump.

Dan Bongino said it perfectly: Spy on political opponents -> No problem. Set up a private email server in violation of govt rules -> No penalty. Weaponize the IRS to harass political opponents -> No worries at all. BUT, wearing a pair of Trump socks. Must investigate ASAP.

The post BREA...

07:44

The Intelligence Community is Neither by David Swanson + Sam Husseini Dragged out of Press Conference + Debate: Glenn Greenwald VS Joe Cirincione Dandelion Salad

by David Swanson Writer, Dandelion Salad Lets Try Democracy July 18, 2018 At the big Treason Summit Russopocalypse Catastrovent on Monday, journalist Sam Husseini tried to ask a question about banning nuclear weapons, and was physically hauled out of the room by officials from the Land of Press Freedom, Finland. Meanwhile, an Associated Press reporter []

07:30

Breaking: California Supreme Court Blocks Ballot Measure To Split State Weasel Zippers

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (KGO) The California Supreme Court has blocked a measure that would divide the state in three from appearing on the November ballot. The courts ruling states that because there are questions about the propositions validity, the potential harm of putting it on the ballot now outweighs concerns about delaying the vote until []

07:29

Obama Trashes the Rich: Theres Only So Big a House You Can Have After Obamas Just Bought $8.1 Million House The Gateway Pundit

On Tuesday Barack Obama delivered a major address in South Africa.

The former US president was invited to give the 2018 Nelson Mandela Annual Lecture in Johannesburg, where he spoke to a large and enthusiastic crowd.

Obama told the audience, Theres only so big a house you can have.

The poor South African audience cheered wildly.

The Obamas moved into an $8.1 million mansion in Washington DC in 2017.

Via The Donald Reddit:

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07:25

Illegal Aliens Register to Vote in San Francisco The Gateway Pundit

On Monday, the Department of Elections issued voter registration forms to illegal aliens to vote for members of the San Francisco Board of Education in the 2018 election, reports ABC7 News.

ABC 7 reported:

San Francisco is the first city in the state to allow non-citizens to vote in local elections.

As a parent myself and a former member of the SF Board of Education it is critical that the voices of all parents are at the table particularly those that have historically been denied a voice in the process, said Supervisor Sandra Lee Fewer who represents District 1.

We want to give immigrants the right to vote, said Supervisor Norman Yee who represents District 7.

This November will be the first election in which non-citizens can register to vote.

Third time was a charm, said San Francisco School Board member Matt Haney.

School Board member Matt Haney was the co-author of the resolution endorsing the measure. He says the school board was in full support of it.

I think its critical that all of our families have a voice in the governance of our schools, said Haney.

California Republican  National Committeewoman, Harmeet Dhillon voted against the measure in 2016 and called giving illegals the right to vote in local elections in San Fran another bad, bad idea from Americas utopian petri dish.

To be able to register to vote in the Board of Education election, illegal aliens must be residents of San Francisco, at least 18 years old on election day and parents, legal guardians or caregivers of children under the age of 19 who also reside in San Francisco, reported ABC.

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06:59

WOW! More #FakeNews: White House Disputes ABC Hack Says Trump Was Not Even Speaking to Her (Heres the Video) The Gateway Pundit

The #FakeNews never ends

The liberal media is the enemy.

According to ABC reporter Cecilia Vega Trump told her during a presser that she Russia would no longer target the US.

Here is the video.

The ABC hack says Trump was speaking to her as the room erupted with questions at the end of the Presidents news conference.

But you can clearly see the president had wrapped up the presser.

The reporter who asked President Trump whether Russia is still seeking to meddle in U.S. elections asserted on Wednesday that the president was answering her directly when he said that it was not.

Here is what the ABC reporter Cecilia Vega posted a transcript of the conversation.
But the video does not show this personal discussion AT ALL.

Sarah Sanders disputed Ms. Vega today.
Via The Hill:

The tweet came after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that Trump was not answering Vegas question, but rather saying no to answering questions.

He does believe that they would target, certainly, [the] U.S. election, Sanders said.

The post...

06:40

President Trump Holds Cabinet Meeting Economic Focus: Employment, Job-Training, Trade (and a little bombshell from Sonny Perdue) The Last Refuge

President Trump hosts a cabinet meeting after returning from the NATO summit, U.K. visit and Helsinki meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.   The overall emphasis was on the U.S. economy, employment, job-training and the larger goal of leveraging economic strength Continue reading

06:13

Rand Paul Savages John Brennan as Most Biased, Bigoted, Unhinged CIA Director Ever (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) savaged former CIA Director John Brennan Wednesday morning in a Fox News appearance.

The Kentucky Senator called John Brennan the most biased, bigoted, unhinged Director of the CIA weve ever had in response to Brennans latest attack on President Trump labeling the Putin summit performance treasonous.

John Brennan started out his adulthood by voting for the Communist Party presidential candidate, Rand Paul said. Hes now ending his career by showing himself to be the most biased, bigoted, over-the-top, hyperbolic sort of unhinged director of the CIA weve ever had.

VIDEO:

On Monday, former CIA Director, John Brennan claimed Trumps presser with Putin exceeded the threshold of high crimes and misdemeanors then said it was nothing short of treasonous.

President Trump slammed the former CIA Director in an interview with Fox News Tucker Carlson, calling Brennan a very bad guy.

I think Brennan i...

06:01

Obama: Men Have Been Getting on My Nerves Lately Weasel Zippers

Reggie Love unavailable for comment. Via WFB: Former President Barack Obama said Wednesday he wanted women to get more involved in politics and social movements because men have been getting on my nerves lately. Speaking with young African leaders at a town hall event in Johannesburg, South Africa, Obama said men were violent and bullying. []

06:00

Sure-- Trump "Misspoke" And The Russians Didn't Hack The Voting Machines DownWithTyranny!




In 75 years the U.S. government will issue the real report about the Russian hacking that put Donald Trump in the White House-- and Facebook was just a small part of it. Voting machines weren't. No, they were a big part of it, almost all of it-- in key precincts in Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Michigan, perhaps Florida, Ohio and Iowa as well. So let's re-assemble in 2091 and go through the nuts and bolts of the stolen election no government could ever release today without completely undermining our democracy-- a Putin goal-- and which a new Ipsos poll shows just half Americans (51%) believe is based on fair elections. They sense something is rotten in the state of Denmark Waukesha, but they don't know what it is.

I was telling this to a friend yesterday and he insisted that voting machines can't be hacked. He's a smart guy, a school teacher who pays attention and follows the news closely. So how come he didn't know? Do you know? Voting machines are very hackable. People-- including really smart people-- don't understand that so-called voting machines "not connected to the internet" can certainly be hacked-- and have been, over and over again.

It's been written about many times but never enough times, because people seem impervious to it. This week, Kim Zetter explained it for Motherboard readers. "Remote-access software and modems on election equipment," wrote Letter, "'is the worst decision for security short of leaving ballot boxes on a Moscow street corner.'" Election Systems and Software, the nation's top voting machine maker admitted in a letter to Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) that "the company installed remote-access software on election-management systems it sold over a period of six years, raising questions about the security of those systems and the integrity of elections that were conducted with them." Previously ES&S had vigorously denied they had done that. This was the old line-- as told to the NY Times in February: "None of the employees including long-tenured employees, has any knowledge that our voting systems have ever been sold with remote-access software."
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05:41

Americas had enough! Owner of Portland art gallery takes down behead Trump image after receiving threats Fellowship of the Minds

This morning, our DCG published a post on an art gallery in Portland, Oregon, One Grand Gallery, displaying an image in its window of President Trump being decapitated and the words Fuck Trump. Jordan Chan-Mendez is the founder and co-owner Continue reading

05:30

Eight MS-13 Members Indicted On Racketeering Conspiracy, Attempted Murder, Assault With Dangerous Weapon Weasel Zippers

Started as unaccompanied minors. DALLAS A federal grand jury this week indicted eight MS-13 gang members on the following criminal charges: racketeering conspiracy; attempted murder in aid of racketeering; assault with a dangerous weapon in aid of racketeering; conspiracy to commit murder in aid of racketeering; and using, carrying and possessing a firearm during []

04:30

Weary Venezuelans Rely On Dog Cart Transports As Public Transportation Succumbs To Crisis Weasel Zippers

If Venezuela had a bullet train VALENCIA, Venezuela (Reuters) On a recent afternoon, a crowd of hundreds massed on the sidewalk outside an exit from the subway in the central Venezuelan city of Valencia. But when a flatbed truck previously used to transport water bottles pulled up nearby, a ruthless scramble kicked off with []

04:12

Fake News CNN Claims Russian Bots Behind #WalkAway Campaign to Wound Democrats in Midterms The Gateway Pundit


#WalkAway founder Brandon Straka

The #WalkAway campaign began on Facebook after a handsome, gay hairdresser from New York posted a viral video in May explaining why he was walking away from the Democrat party.

The campaign spread to Twitter like wildfire.

People, Americans, are sick and tired of the hatred, divisiveness, fake news, and violence from the left.

The left overplayed their hand, calling every Trump supporter a racist and a Nazi.

Nancy Pelosi defended MS-13 killers, Maxine Waters called for Trump officials to be harmed and harassed and Senator Gillibrand called for ICE to be abolished.

Enough is enough.

Facebook, YouTube and Twitter are fiercely working to contain the #WalkAway movement by blocking hashtags and thousands of testimonies from people explaining why they left the Democrat party.

Fake News CNN is now running cover for the Democrat party and reported that the #WalkAway campaign isnt real people, rather its just Russian bots that are pushing the hashtag in an effort to wound the Democrat party in the 2018 midterms.

CNN got pummeled by people for their absurd claim Russian bots are using #WalkAway to wound Dems in 2018.

04:00

A Miami Democrat Heads To Cuba On The Congressional Campaign Trail Weasel Zippers

Collecting absentee ballots? Via Miami Herald: Amid polarizing sentiments in Miami over changing diplomatic relations between the United States and Cuba, a congressional candidate and state lawmaker elected to represent Little Havana is visiting, well, Havana. David Richardson is in Cuba Monday on a two-day listening tour described as a mission to better connect with []

03:59

Internet Sleuths Warn Evil Sleeping Giants Founder Matt Rivitz That More Incriminating Information Is Coming The Gateway Pundit

On Tuesday Matt Rivitz was exposed as the Far Left operative behind anti-conservative hate group Sleeping Giants.

Sleeping Giants has worked since the 2016 election to bankrupt conservative groups by targeting their advertisers.

Matt Rivitz has devoted his life to destroy and eliminate opposing voices in America but always kept his identity a secret.
Until Tuesday.

Rivitz and his hate site Sleeping Giants smears and slanders conservatives.
Their goal is to keep the internet and public square free from conservative, patriotic voices.

He does this by smearing and lying about conservatives and threatening US corporations who run ads on their platforms.

Matt Rivitz is also a coward.

The Daily Caller Foundation broke the story on Tuesday.

Many people were wondering why Matt Rivitz was so determined to keep himself anonymous as he ran his hate campaign against conservatives.

It looks like we may soon find out.

Sleeping Giants Exposed warned today that more information will soon be revealed on Matt Rivitz.

The post...

03:54

Sarah Sanders White House Press Briefing 2:00pm Livestream The Last Refuge

[*Note* A lengthy cabinet meeting is ongoing. Well have that important video later, w/ comments from Wilbur Ross and others (watch the economic news).] Sarah Huckabee Sanders conducts the White House press briefing for Wednesday July 18th, 2018.  Anticipated start Continue reading

03:38

In Breaking News Report MSNBC Exposes Russia-Linked Twitter Account Not Knowing Its a Parody Account The Gateway Pundit

FAKE NEWS ON STEROIDS

MSNBC fell for a fake Antifa account linking it to Russian agents.

The geniuses at MSNBC linked the fake Antifa account to the Russians because the Boston Antifa account had a Vladivostok, Russia location stamp on their tweet.

Of course, the MSNBC investigative team does not understand that you can put down any place on Earth down as your location.

MSNBC ran a segment on the Russian antifa account.

Antifa Boston, Antifa Laguna Hills and Antifa Beverly Hills are parody accounts.
Some needs to let MSNBC in on the joke.

The post In Breaking News Report MSNBC Exposes Russia-Linked Twitter Account Not Knowing Its a Parody Account appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

03:30

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Says Unemployment Is Low Because Everyone Has Two Jobs, Which Is Not How Unemployment Rates Work Weasel Zippers

Definitely a student of Bernie Sanders. Via Reason: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortex was roundly criticized on social media yesterday for supposedly botching a question about Israeli-Palestine relations during an interview with Firing Lines Margaret Hoover. But Ocasio-Cortezs admission that she was no expert on geopolitics was much more satisfactory than her answer to a question about the []

03:30

Californians are fed up with homeless crisis: Flyers in Lodi ask homeless to leave Fellowship of the Minds

On Sunday I told you about a full page ad an anonymous person placed in the SF Chronicle to warn residents to watch your backs because the city cant do anything about the homeless crisis. Apparently people have had enough with the Continue reading

03:27

Putin Says He Misspoke Too, Withdrawing Claim Clinton Got Millions Stolen From Russia The Intercept

Last Updated: 4:02 p.m. EDT

The Russian president, Vladimir Putin, dashed the hopes of conspiracy theorists across America on Tuesday by withdrawing the startling claim he made the day before in Helsinki, that Hillary Clintons campaign had received $400 million in donations from investors accused of tax evasion in Russia.

What he had intended to say, according to a Russian government spokesperson, was that business associates of the U.S.-born investor William Browder had donated $400,000 to Clintons campaign. (According to public campaign finance records, that figure also appears to be inflated.)

Alexander Kurennoi, a spokesperson for Russias prosecutor general, told reporters that Putin stood by his demand that the United States should make Browder, and a number of former American diplomats and intelligence officers described as his accomplices in a criminal plot, available for questioning.

Trumps press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, acknowledged on Wednesday that Putin had directly requested the American presidents help in interrogating former American officials, including Michael McFaul, the United States Ambassador to Russia during the Obama administration.

Asked by Maggie Haberman of The New York Times, Does President Trump support that idea is he open to having U.S. officials questioned by Russia? Sanders did not rule it out, saying the president would consult his advisers, and well let you know when we have an announcement on that.

As The Intercept reported on Monday, Putin had made the request public during a remarkable joint news conference with his American counterpart, Donald Trump, when he suggested that it would be the price for Russian cooperation with Special Counsel Robert Muellers investigation.

If Muellers team wanted to take him up on what Trump descr...

03:18

Crowdstrike Analyst Who Ran Forensics on DNC Server Used to Work For Mueller at FBI The Gateway Pundit


Robert Mueller

To this day, the DNC servers have not been forensically inspected by the FBI so we have no proof the servers were even hacked, and if hacked, by whom?

Hillarys fake Russia dossier and Crowdstrikes report blaming Russia for hacking the DNC server is what the Special Counsel witch hunt hinges on.

Its all fake. The crime scene, the DNC servers, have yet to even be examined.

James Comey admitted in a June 2017 testimony that the FBI failed to examine the DNC servers and relied on a 3rd party contracted by the DNC [Crowdstrike] confirming the Russians hacked the server.

It appears Robert Mueller has also relied on Crowdstrikes analysis the Russians hacked the DNC server because his spox declined to comment.

Robert Mueller knows the Crowdstrike analyst who ran the forensics on the DNC server, in fact, the analyst worked for Mueller when he was the Director of the FBI; Mueller personally promoted him.

The Crowdstrike analyst who ran the forensics on the DNC servers worked for Mueller at the FBI and was personally promoted by Robert Mueller, reports Paul Sperry.

Hillarys campaign counsel, Marc Elias [Perkins Coie] hired Crowdstrike to write the public report blaming Russia for hacking the DNC in June of 2016 which of course is the same month Marc Elias hired Fusion GPS and Christopher Steele to write the dossier.

...

03:06

A Blue Cross CEO Encouraged a Michigan Woman to Get Into Politics. Now Shes Running for Governor and Says Single Payer Is Unrealistic. The Intercept

Health care has become a major issue in Michigans Democratic gubernatorial primary race, with two out of three candidates medical doctor Abdul El-Sayed and businessman Shri Thanedar both promising to enact a single-payer health care system.

Thanedars support of single payer appears purely ornamental: Hes offered no details, and in an interview with The Intercept, seemed to confuse federal- and state-level single-payer plans, as well as the distinction between single payer and Medicare expansion. By contrast, the plan put forward by El-Sayed, who is the former health director for the city of Detroit, is one of the most comprehensive state-level plans that has been introduced.

But where Thanedars support for single payer appears to be purely performative, the third candidate in the race for the Democratic nomination, former Senate Democratic leader Gretchen Whitmer, doesnt think single payer is viable at all at least not anytime soon. I dont oppose that, she told Crains Detroit Business, which asked her about single-payer health care, but its not a real option right now. The projections tell us its not realistic in Michigan at this moment.

Its possible that Whitmers opposition to single payer might not be rooted in practical concerns, but in personal ones. Her father, Richard Whitmer, was president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan between 1988 and 2006. And in March, lobbyists for the company held a fundraiser for the Whitmer campaign. The vibrancy of Michigans economic climate is driven by public policy put forward by our states Governor; and we believe Gretchen Whitmer will be a great leader for Michigan, the lobbyists said in the invitation announcing the fundraiser, which was on Whitmer letterhead.

The Intercept has now unearthed an interview from 2015 in which Whitmer revealed that her friend Dan Loepp, the current president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan, was the first person to suggest she run for office:

Q: What has made it possible for you to get where you...

03:00

Joe Lieberman Endorses Crowley Over Ocasio-Cortez in New York Congressional Race Weasel Zippers

Now that they found out what a bobble-head she is and shes trying to take out other long-term Democrats, theyre not liking her very much. And Crowley, while defeated in the primary, is still on the ballot. Via Free Beacon: Former Democratic Sen. Joe Lieberman (Conn.) penned a stinging rebuke of New York Democrat and []

02:55

DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison: National Borders Create An Injustice (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Democratic National Committee Deputy Chair Keith Ellison claimed during a recent interview that national borders creates an injustice for illegal aliens trying to cross them.

The shocking comments came during an interview with Rabbi Michael Lerner.

Look, the so-called, or what we used to call the First World, the developed part of the world, relies on for its prosperity lets be honest, on low wages, low levels of civil and human rights enforcement, low levels of environmental protection in what we used to call the Third World, Ellison began.

So our prosperity is based on the want that is experienced in other parts of the world and its important to understand that we should give something back, Ellison continued. If theres prosperity all over the globe then why would anyone want to leave a place where they speak the language, they have their family, they know the culture uhh just to go to another place to be discriminated against and mistreated?

Ellison went on to claim that people are leaving their homes in Mexico because since NAFTA Mexican wages have dropped between nine and thirteen percent.

Some people have said to me, oh, Keith, you know thats too bad for them and my answer is no. Its too bad for us because that means those people are going to be a low-wage sector not only in Mexico, but here in the United States. An undocumented worker is an exploited worker.

The 12 million undocumented people in the United States are here because somebody wants them to be. They want them to do the work, but they dont want them to get any rights. They dont want to pay them fairly, they dont want them to be able to bargain collectively, they dont want them to be able to get occupational safety and standards and that is whats really going on, Ellison said.

These trade agreements allow capital to travel over borders and all capital is, is people who happen to own something that we call a corporation, Ellison said.

He explained that corporations can go back and forth across the border, but people who do labor cannot.

Labor, regular people, cannot go back and forth across the border seeking out the highest wages. So, what it creates is an imbalance. It creates injustice, Ellison said.

...

02:30

Soros Calls Obama His Greatest Disappointment, Says He Doesnt Particularly Want To Be A Democrat Weasel Zippers

Fascinating. Hes the one largely behind a lot of the far left chaos and suddenly he doesnt want it? Why? Via Daily Wire: In the 2016 presidential election, New York billionaire George Soros dropped $25 million to back Hillary Clinton and other Democrats. That didnt work out so well. Soros, one of the biggest Dem []

02:22

Senator Rand Paul Discusses Unhinged Responses From Former CIA Director John Brennan The Last Refuge

Senator Rand Paul discusses the continued interests, and responses, of former intelligence officials from the Obama administration: Spidey Sense: Senator Rand Paul is well positioned to enter the Trump cabinet after the 2018 mid-terms. It would not be unreasonable to Continue reading

02:01

Democrat Adam Smiths Blatant Lie to Tucker Carlson: 12 Indicted Russians Had Regular Contact with High-Ranking Trump Officials (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Far left Democrat Adam Smith went on Tucker Carlson Tonight to discuss President Trumps meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Adam Smith said the Russian crime was that they hacked into the DNC server and implemented a disinformation campaign.

Rep. Adam Smith: The crime is they hacked into our DNC server and did a whole bunch of other disinformation campaigns to try to influence our election. A foreign power tried to do that. Also in this indictment it shows that the twelve Russian operatives had regular contact with high-ranking Trump officials.

Huh?
Thats news. Where the hell did it say that?

Actually, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said last week there was no allegation in this indictment that any American citizen committed a crime. Rosenstein said NOTHING about the twelve Russians having ANY CONTACT with ANY Trump official.

This was just a blatant lie by Adam Smith trying desperately to link the Trump campaign to Russia Something that Democrats, Mueller and the liberal media have been unable to do after a year-and-a-half of investigating.

What Muellers team did say was that someone in regular contact with senior members of Trumps campaign communicated with the Russian agents. Roger Stone wrote 24 words to Guccifer 2.0. He suspects this junk accusation is about him. Roger Stone and EVERYONE in the US had NO IDEA Guccifer 2.0 was a Russian.

The remarks by Smith were completely false.

Via Tucker Carlson Tonight:

The post Democrat Adam Smiths Blatant Lie to Tucker Carlson: 12 Indicted Russians Had Regular Contact w...

02:00

Watch: Rand Paul Unloads On Obamas Completely Unhinged CIA Director Weasel Zippers

If Brennan is this unhinged in public now, imagine what he was doing privately behind the scenes when he had power under Obama. Via Daily Wire: On Tuesday, Republican Senator Rand Paul slammed former CIA director John Brennan, labeling him completely unhinged and questioned his bias during his time with the intelligence agency. FOX News []

02:00

Let's Talk Money-- Campaign Cash In Wave Elections DownWithTyranny!


In 2010 Democrats had been in control of Congress for two terms and they were loaded with campaign cash. Democratic incumbents outspent Republican challengers-- sometimes by immense margins, double, triple, three times, four times... Let me show what I mean. In 2010 Jim Oberstar-- first elected in 1974-- was the longest-serving member ever of House from Minnesota. He was chairman of the Transportation Committee, a ready source of fat campaign contributions and He thought Republicans would like him because he was anti-Choice and pro-gun. He had won every reelection with more than 60% of the vote, some with over 70%. In 2010 he spent a massive $2,223,357 to Republican challenger Chip Cravaack's $630,728. Cravaack beat him 48.2% to 46.6%.

The Democrats lost 63 seats in that GOP wave. Melissa Bean was a crooked New Dem-- corrupt through and through. She spent $2,451,348 against the crackpot wing nut who was challenging her, Joe Walsh, who spent $602,803. He beat her. Ike Skelton was a power in the House and chairman of the House Armed Services Committee, a perfect place to suck in tons of cash. He was first elected in 1977 and, like Oberstar, he was anti-choice and pro-gun, not very inspiring for Democratic voters. But he had the cash. He spent $3,107,552 to Vicky Hartzler's $1,351,176, but his Missouri district gave Hartzler 50.4% of the vote and Skelton just 45.1%. John Adler was a Blue Dog and a big Wall Street suck-up in New Jersey. He spent $3,285,638 to Republican challenger Jon Runyan's $1,518,073. Runyan won 50-47%. And so it went around the country-- Rick Boucher defended his seat $3,325,898 against GOP challenger Morgan Griffith, who spent barely over a million and Griffith won. Longtime Blue Dog incumbent Allen Boyd lost his Florida district-- in a 54-41% rout-- even though he spent $3,814,064 to his opponent's $1,290,929. Mark Schauer spent $3,261,651 to keep his Michigan seat but Tim Walberg beat him with $1,647,379. Another crap Democrat, Chris Carney, desperately tried to cling to his northea...

01:30

Intel Chair: FBI, DOJ Obstructing Trump Probe in Hope of Dem Takeover in Congress Weasel Zippers

Exactly. Why everyone needs to get out and support GOP, because even if youre not happy with them not following through on stuff, it would get worse under Democrats. Via Free Beacon: The chair of the House Intelligence Committee accused the FBI and Department of Justice of stonewalling a sprawling investigation into claims the Trump []

01:01

Ronald Reagan Must Be Spinning In His Grave But Will Trump Cost The GOP Congressional Seats? In Utah? DownWithTyranny!


Utah is a very red state-- but it isn't exactly a Trump red state. The PVI is R+20 but in 2016 Trump only wound up with 45.5% of the vote. That's right More Utahans voted against him than for him. Hillary won the biggest county in the state, Salt Lake-- 175,863 to 138,043 (with McMullin pulling 79,880. Shocking as it may sound to people who aren't aware of Utah politics, Trump only took 33% of Salt Lake County. and in the 4th Congressional district-- where incumbent Republican Mia Love is considered vulnerable in November, Trump pulled 39% of the vote. Now that he's president, he's even less popular than he was in 2016. His popularity has sunk precipitously.

Robert Genrke, a columnist for the Salt Lake Tribune is no Trump fan to begin with. His column Tuesday was addressed to Utah favorite son Jon Huntsman, who served as ambassador to China under Obama and who Trump appointed ambassador to Russia in 2017. The paper's owner and publisher is Paul Huntsman, brother of Ambassador Huntsman. Salt Lake's Fox affiliate asked if Huntsman would resign after the Seor Trumpanzee contradicted his assessment of Russia as a "malign" actor on the world stage? Huntsman assessed the Kremlin on Fox News Sunday: "trying to influence other elections, not only our own but those in Europe, tampering with the Brexit vote, funding nefarious political movements within Europe. The list goes on and on and on." His daughter Abby, an anchor on the Fox News Channel told him that "No negotiation is worth throwing your own people and country under the bus."

Gehrke's column, Come home, Ambassador Huntsman, your country needs you, is what everyone in Utah is talking about. Gehrke addressed him directly: "Amb...

01:00

James Comey: Vote For Democrats In Fall Weasel Zippers

In case it wasnt clear before, hes out of the closet now. This along with Brennan is who we had in charge of our intelligence agencies under Obama. Via Free Beacon: Former FBI Director James Comey tweeted late Tuesday night that all who believe in this countrys values must vote for Democrats this fall. Comey []

00:59

Did You Feel Betrayed by Trumps Press Conference with Putin? Thats a Taste of How Black People Feel Every Day. The Intercept

U.S. President Donald Trump, left, and Russia's President Vladimir Putin shake hands before attending a joint press conference after a meeting at the Presidential Palace in Helsinki, on July 16, 2018.

00:59

Federal Death Penalty Prosecutors Accuse One Another of Destroying Evidence and Other Misconduct in Discrimination Lawsuit The Intercept

A team of federal prosecutors charged with promoting consistency and fairness in death penalty cases has been hurling incredible, on-the-record accusations against one another from neglecting boxes of evidence to destroying interview notes and defense attorneys want to know why this is the first theyre hearing about this alleged misconduct.

Publicly, prosecutors typically are tight-lipped about missteps. But a recent internal dispute and civil lawsuit prompted some members of the Capital Case Section to speak up about serious misconduct in some death penalty cases.

In 2016, federal prosecutor Jacabed Rodriguez-Coss sued the Justice Department, alleging supervisors in the Capital Case Section discriminated against her and retaliated when she filed a complaint. A judge tossed out her lawsuit in late June, according to court records, and she intends to appeal.

While Rodriguez-Cosss lawsuit had nothing to do with how federal prosecutors behaved in a courtroom, both sides dredged up alleged misconduct in how they handled death penalty cases.

Its rare for details like these to come out publicly, and even more unusual for prosecutors to be pointing the finger. Even judges almost always redact the names of prosecutors when they find misconduct egregious enough to throw out a conviction.

But now defense attorneys are questioning the capital case units overall integrity.

It is safe to assume that if Ms. Rodriguez-Coss had never filed her gender-discrimination suit, the government never would have disclosed even the limited information it has now provided, defense attorneys wrote to a judge in March.

Serious Failures and Deficiencies

When she filed her discrimination lawsuit, several former colleagues of Rodriguez-Coss submitted affidavits in support of her case. One of them delved into the way prosecutors handled death row cases, pointing to serious failures and deficiencies.

James Peterson, who still works on the death penalty team, allegedly destroyed interview notes he took as part of an ongoing murder case in Indiana. But the defendants attorney would have never known that the interviews happened in the first place much less about the possibility of destroyed evidence if it werent for Amanda Haines, who retired from the team in 2017 and submitted a...

00:39

Mueller, FBI, DNC pulling a fast one on the public Fellowship of the Minds

This is a reblog of Professor James Fetzers post of July 18, 2018. According to the latest, Special Counsel Robert Mueller has indicted 12 Russian military intel officers for hacking the DNC in an attempt to affect the outcome of Continue reading

00:30

Paging Secret Service: One Grand Gallery in Oregon displays artwork of President Trump being beheaded Fellowship of the Minds

This is why many folks are choosing to #WalkAway from the demorat party. The gallery displayed this image in their store window. From the gallerys Facebook post (which was deleted several hours later): The same people offended over a death threat Continue reading

00:30

Graphic Picture Of Trumps Throat Being Cut Decorates Portland Art Gallery Weasel Zippers

Sad what passes as art nowadays. Via Breitbart: This picture taken on the street outside the One Grand Gallery has been making the rounds on Twitter. Portland Gallery Puts Graphic Depiction of President Trump Being Beheaded on Public Display https://t.co/shdMEZSMpS pic.twitter.com/tvTbFrhzC2 Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) July 17, 2018 Breitbart News was able to verify this []

00:18

Trump Calls Out Critics: Some People Would Rather Go to War with Russia Than See Us Get Along The Gateway Pundit

Politico Magazine is the latest far left publisher to push the Russia war narrative.

President Trump called out the crazy warmongers today on Twitter.

This comes two days after his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Evidently, Trump critics on the left and right wanted the president to bully Putin on stage.

Hillary Clinton also called the Russian hack an attack against our country.

The post Trump Calls Out Critics: Some People Would Rather Go to War with Russia Than See Us Get Along appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

00:00

Man Seeks Change Of Venue Due To Confederate Monument Outside Louisiana Courthouse Weasel Zippers

The monument isnt on the jury. Via WAFB: A black man awaiting trial in East Feliciana Parish is seeking a change of venue because of a Confederate Monument that is located near the entrance to the courthouse. He says the presence of the monument would prevent him from having a fair and impartial jury trial. []

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23:37

Clueless Michelle Obama Trashes Trump as Mediocre Says Last Election Does Not Give Me Hope The Gateway Pundit

President Trump has now been in office a year and a quarter. President Trumps results when compared to those of President Obama at the same time are stunning. In every economic measurement, President Trump far out-performs President Obama.

The mainstream media and Democrat Party continue to smear President Trump with the fake Russia collusion narrative. In doing so they also continue to ignore President Trumps many accomplishments. When compared to Obama [and most presidents], President Trumps efforts to shore up the economy are historic. President Trumps economy is just plain on fire!

Barack Obama was the worst economic president since the Great Depression. Only Barack Obamas foreign policy performed worse than his economic policies.

Despite the facts former First Lady Michelle Obama took a swipe at President Trump this week during a speaking engagement in Scotland.

Michelle Obama told an international audience Trump was mediocre and Americans must do better.

The Daily Mail reported:

Michelle Obama slammed US President Donald Trump for being mediocre during a speech at a charity event in Scotland but ruled herself out of ever running for president.

The former First Lady arrived in Edinburgh on Tuesday evening for the charity event organised by The Hunter Foundation and described as her first official international appearance since leaving the White House.

Up to 900 guests packed into the EICC venue in anticipation of hearing Mrs Obama shed light on her time as First Lady during a conversation moderated by five-time Olympic medallist Dame Katherine Grainger.

While talking about Trump, she said: Theres something wrong with us as women that we would make that choice we cant be okay with mediocrity with men, but demand excellence from women.

Her strong words against Trump come just hours after her husband Barack gave a sharp rebuke to Trump by warning that strongman politics are ascendant in a speech in Johannesburg, South Africa.

A...

23:30

Former CIA Director John Brennan Warns Intelligence Community May Start Withholding Info From Trump Weasel Zippers

Trump isnt flexible and attends the daily briefings. Via Washington Times: Former CIA Director John Brennan continued Tuesday to criticize President Trumps performance at the Helsinki summit, saying Mr. Trump could have potentially risked intelligence capabilities during his private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin and the intel community might begin to withhold intelligence from []

23:11

Celebrity deaths by hanging from door knob Fellowship of the Minds

In his article on Hanging, forensic pathologist Dr. Dinesh Rao explains: Hanging is that form of asphyxia which is caused by suspension of the body by a ligature which encircles the neck, the constricting force being the weight of the Continue reading

23:03

Socialist Darling Ocasio-Cortez Calls on Far Left Activists to Occupy All Airports and ICE Offices (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Democrat Socialist darling Ocasio-Cortez sent shock waves through the Democrat Party when she defeated the fourth most powerful Democrat in the House of Representatives, Rep. Joe Crowley, in the New York primary in June.

The Democrat Socialists of America support no borders, no profit, no prisons and no cash bail.

This past weekend Ocasio-Cortez unloaded on Israel saying the Jewish state is occupying Palestine.

Now this

Occasio-Cortez urged far left activists to occupy all ICE offices and US airports.

I believe the moral character of the United States is at stake. So for me, it wasnt a question of whether I should go down [to the border]. We have to have a rapid response. And I think every day that we go on especially a day when something that heinous happens  we have to occupy all of itWe need to occupy every airport, we need to occupy every border, we need to occupy every ICE office until those kids are back with their parents, period.

Via Ryan Saavedra:

The post Socialist Darling Ocasio-Cortez Calls on Far Left Activists to Occupy All Airports and ICE Offices (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

23:00

Google Hires Former Maxine Waters And Al Green Staffers To Lobby Congress Weasel Zippers

Google will need deep pockets. Via Washington Examiner: Google has recruited the #Resistance to lobby Congress giving a good idea of just how seriously the Internet giant takes accusations of anti-conservative bias on their platforms. The same day that Google heads into the House Judiciary Committee to testify on that issue, Politico reports that Google []

22:00

Chuck Schumer Attacks Trump For Getting Cozy with Putin But Then This Darned Donut Photo Popped Up The Gateway Pundit

Senator Chuck Schumer held a press conference following President Trumps much publicized meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Schumer as upset about President Trumps coziness with the Russian leader, Does anyone believe that [Trump] was tougher on Putin in secret than he was publicly?

But then this photo popped up.

Chuck Schumer sharing donuts with Vladimir.

As we reported back in March 2017: Democrat Senate Minority leader Chuck Schumer continues to push the Russia conspiracy.
But it was Schumer who met with Putin in New York City not Trump.

The picture above was taken in 2003 as Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, enjoys a Krispy Kreme doughnut and coffee with Senator Charles Schumer from New York as Putin visits the first New York gas station of the Russian company Lukoil.

The post Chuck Schumer Attacks Trump For Getting Cozy with Putin But Then This Darned Donut Photo Popped Up appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

21:30

ICE arrests 37 illegal aliens in Middlesex, NJ who were released by local jail after they ignored detainer requests Fellowship of the Minds

Local sanctuary-loving progressives are not honoring ICE detainers and are releasing criminals back into their communities. Wait until you read the details regarding some of the crimes these illegal aliens committed and how the local county did not comply with Continue reading

17:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day DownWithTyranny!


by Noah

The baby has landed! Traitor Don the Diaper Don returns from his Fabulous European Vacation. That, of course, is very unfortunate for the future of America. Apparently, it could have been avoided. We missed a golden opportunity. A sign seen at the London protests read:
Dear America, We have your president. If you do not send us $150,000,000 in unmarked bills by Friday 5 pm BST, we will allow him to return to you.
If only we'd known in time. Raising $150,000,000 in the cause of saving our country and the world would have been a piece of cake. 50 million patriotic people sending $3.00 each? 30 million patriotic people sending $5.00 each? Not a problem!

Meanwhile, his handler says "Mission Accomplished."




15:04

As laqueaduras de emergncia dispararam no Brasil e ningum sabe por que The Intercept

Comentrio em um post de Facebook do Senado Federal sobre os critrios para mulheres e homens fazerem uma esterilizao.

15:00

STF cmplice da impunidade dos assassinos de Vladimir Herzog The Intercept

Vladimir Herzog dirigia o setor de jornalismo da TV Cultura quando foi torturado at a morte pelo DOI do 2 Exrcito, em 1975.

14:59

Matt Rivitz the Far left Founder of Fascist Hate Group Sleeping Giants Is Outed Runs Campaigns to Smear and Bankrupt Conservative Voices The Gateway Pundit

Matt Rivitz exposed as Far Left operative behind anti-conservative hate group Sleeping Giants.

Sleeping Giants has worked since the 2016 election to bankrupt conservative groups by targeting their advertisers.

Matt Rivitz has devoted his life to destroy and eliminate opposing voices in America but always kept his identity a secret.
Until today.

Rivitz and his hate site Sleeping Giants smears and slanders conservatives.
Their goal is to keep the internet free from conservative, patriotic voices.

Matt Rivitz is also a coward.

The Daily Caller Foundation broke the story on Tuesday.

The founder of Sleeping Giants, a left-wing activist group that has targeted right-wing voices with boycott campaigns, has managed to keep his identity a secret, even as his own group has become a major political player among liberals. Until now.

Sleeping Giants was founded by Matt Rivitz, an award-winning ad copywriter based in San Francisco, a Daily Caller News Foundation investigation has found.

Following this articles publication, Rivitz confirmed that he founded Sleeping Giants.

The groups original stated goal was to cripple Breitbart, the pro-Trump website whose former chairman, Steve Bannon, worked in the White House as President Donald Trumps chief strategist.

To accomplish that goal, Sleeping Giants has waged an intense campaign to pressure Breitbarts advertisers into pulling their ads from the website. Its worked pretty much as designed.

Breitbart lost 90 percent of its advertisers over the span of two months in 2017. Sleeping Giants has both maintained its pressure on Breitbarts remaining advertisers and expanded its focus.

Sleeping Giants began pressuring investors in October 2017 in Renaissance Technologies a successful hedge fun...

14:22

Environmental Impacts Of River Bend Nuclear Power Station Near St. Francisville & Baton Rouge Louisiana Comment Deadline July 23rd at 10:59 PM CDT Mining Awareness +


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July 18th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #545 The Last Refuge

In an effort to keep the Daily Open Thread a little more open topic we are going to start a new daily thread for Presidential Politics. Please use this thread to post anything relating to the Donald Trump Administration and Continue reading

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The Helsinki Humiliation: US Senator Markey on Trump-Putin Summit Mining Awareness +

Senator Markey on Trump-Putin Summit: The Helsinki Humiliation
Monday, July 16, 2018
 
Dubs President Trumps refusal to stand behind Americas intelligence community disgraceful
 
Boston (July 16, 2018) Senator Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.), a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement after U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir met today in Helsinki, Finland.
 
It is a national embarrassment that President Trump would put defending the legitimacy of his own election over defending American democracy and its people, said Senator Markey. 

President Trump turned this meeting with President Putin into a fawning conversation when we needed a forceful confrontation.
 
Americas relationship with Russia is at its lowest point since the Cold War because Russia is not behaving like a responsible world power. President Trump had the opportunity to demand the extradition of the 12 Russian hackers indicted for election...

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Wednesday July 18th Open Thread The Last Refuge

Our Father, who art in heaven, hallowed be thy Name. Thy kingdom come. THY WILL BE DONE, on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those Continue reading

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Depression then Hyperinflation Coming Charles Nenner Greg Hunters USAWatchdog

By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com Renowned geopolitical and financial cycle expert Charles Nenner says dont believe the Federal Reserve when it says it expects the strong performance of the economy will continue. According to Nenner, its about to go the other waydown. Nenner explains, Definitely, later this year, the interest rates are going lower, and it []

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The Trump-Putin Peace Conference LewRockwell

Donald Trump won back some supporters with his bold diplomatic moves with Russia yesterday. Seeking peace is never a popular move with those who run our civilization, as could be seen by the hysterical opposition he garnered, with even more irrational hatred than usual, from every pillar of the establishment.

The code words were everywhere on social media; Trump was consistently called a traitor, and Putins bitch. Alleged journalists dropped their facade further than they ever had; former CIA intern Anderson Cooper declared, Youve just seen the most disgraceful performance by a U.S. president. #TreasonSummit was all the rage on twitter.

My colleagues in the JFK assassination research community were mostly apoplectic over the summit. Laughably, they insisted it was treason for Trump to seemingly side with Vladimir Putin over his own intelligence agencies. Yes, these are the same researchers who are quite aware of just how extensively these same intelligence agencies have covered up the truth about the assassination for decades. They are relegated to cheering on the likes of war lover extraordinaire John McCainiac and former President George W. Bush, who both of course opposed the summit.

McCainiac, still clinging to life and still possessing the strength to issue more pro-war soundbites, used another popular keyword, disgraceful, calling it one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory. Former CIA director John Brennan claimed it was nothing short of treasonous. Neocon veteran Newt Gingrich said it was the most serious mistake of his presidency.

Deluded Republican Never Trump Jeff Flake declared, I never thought I would see the day when our American President would stand on the stage with the Russian President and place blame on the United States for Russian aggression. Exactly what aggression he was talking about wasnt specified. Flake, like all neocons, supports Americas quite real, continuous aggression all over the globe. Ayn Rand disciple Paul Ryan lectured Trump that the president must appreciate that Russia is not our ally. Another Republican, Senator Bob Corker, ominously stated that this was not a good moment for our country. Mitt Romney joined the chorus of those calling the summit disgraceful.

Exactly what are all these critics- from all across the phony left and right spectrum, so upset about? Was Trump scheming to turn over the reigns of government to Putin? Was he advocating Russian as the new American language? Was he promising massive amounts of foreign aid to Russia?

I watched the Trump-Putin press conference. Aside from Trumps predictable lapses into mindless, juvenile boasting and off-the-cuff embarrassing articulation, both of them sounded reasonable and refreshingly sane. If this had been Obama or Clinton on the stage, with any of Chinas totalitarian rulers, the same kept press and deluded celebrities would have bee...

A Tale of Two Poisonings LewRockwell

Poisoning enemies has a long history with Augustus Caesars wife Livia allegedly a master of the art, as were the Borgias in Renaissance Italy. Lately there has been a resurgence in allegations regarding the use of poisons of various types by several governments. The claims are particularly damaging both morally and legally as international conventions regard the use of poisonous chemical compounds as particularly heinous, condemning their use because they, when employed in quantity, become weapons of mass destruction, killing indiscriminately and horribly, making no distinction between combatants and civilians. Their use is considered to be a war crime and the government officials who ordered their deployment are war criminals, subject to prosecution by the International Criminal Court in The Hague.

There are two important poisoning stories that have made the news recently. Both are follow-ups to reporting that has appeared in the news over the past few months and both are particularly interesting because they tend to repudiate earlier coverage that had been largely accepted by several governments as well as the media and the chattering class of paid experts that appears on television.

The first story relates to the poisoning of former Russian intelligence agent Sergei Skripal and his daughter Yulia in March. There was quite a bit that was odd about the Skripal case, which relied from the start on circumstantial evidence and secret intelligence. And there was inevitably a rush to judgment. British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson blamed Russia less than forty-eight hours after the Skripals were found unconscious on a bench in Salisbury England, too soon for any chemical analysis of the alleged poisoning to have taken place.

British Prime Minister Theresa May threw gasoline on the fire when she addressed Parliament shortly thereafter to blame the Kremlin and demand a Russian official response to the event in 36 hours, declaring that the apparent poisoning was very likely caused by a made-in-Russia nerve agent referred to by its generic name novichok. The British media was soon on board with a vengeance, spreading the government line that such a highly sensitive operation would require the approval of President Vladimir Putin himself. The expulsion of Russian diplomats soon followed with the United States and other countries following suit.

Repeated requests by Russia to obtain a sample of the alleged nerve agent for testing were rejected by the British government in spite of the fact that a military grade nerve agent would have surely killed both the Skripals as well as anyone else within 100 yards. As the latest British account of the location of the alleged poison places it on...

Helsinki Talks LewRockwell

The reactions of the U.S. polite to yesterdays press conference of President Trump and President Putin are highly amusing. The media are losing their mind. Apparently it was Pearl Harbor, Gulf of Tonkin and 9/11 all in one day. War will commence tomorrow. But against whom?

Behind the panic lie competing views of Grand Strategy.

Rereading the transcript of the 45 minutes long press conference (vid) I find it rather boring. Trump did not say anything that he had not said before. There was little mention of what the two presidents had really talked about and what they agreed upon. Later on Putin said that the meeting was more substantive than he expected. As the two spoke alone there will be few if any leaks. To understand what happened we will have to wait and see how the situations in the various conflict areas, in Syria, Ukraine and elsewhere, will now develop.

The liberal side of the U.S. did its best to prevent the summit. The recent Mueller indictment was timed to sabotage the talks. Before the meeting in Helsinki the New York Times retweeted its three weeks old homophobic comic flick that shows Trump and Putin as lovers. It is truly a disgrace for the Grey Lady to publish such trash. After the press conference the usual anti-Trump operatives went ballistic:

John O. Brennan @JohnBrennan  15:52 UTC 16 Jul 2018Donald Trumps press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of high crimes & misdemeanors. It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trumps comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???

Senator John McCain released a scathing statement:

President Trump proved not only unable, but unwilling to stand up to Putin. He and Putin seemed to be speaking from the same script as the president made a conscious choice to defend a tyrant against the fair questions of a free press, and to grant Putin an uncontested platform to spew propaganda and lies to the world.

No prior president has ever abased himself more abjectly before a tyrant. Not only did President Trump fail...

All Men Are Created Equal LewRockwell

I would like to examine a couple of things in this post, different but related.  The first, represented in the title, is this sentiment perhaps the premier sentiment if one wants to capture, in one phrase, the thinking of the Enlightenment.  The second is a commonly offered sentiment about the NAP, which it seems to me is dependent on the first.

Keep in mind, this is my first attempt at stumbling through these concepts in a concise manner; be kind in your feedback.

All Men Are Created Equal

I will walk through the various interpretations of this statement not chronologically, but from the most inane to the most rationalat least to me, and at least to this point of my thinking (and I will stay out of the made in Gods image discussion).

Some background: there was a time in my life when I thought this the most excellent statement upon which one might build a political philosophy; the opening of the Declaration of Independence would rarely leave me with dry eyes.  I would say that I have been cured of this sickness both by the way that the phrase has been used to suppress excellence and by the result of eliminating natural governance institutions.

So, the most inane: all men are created equalin ability.  For most thinking people, this can be dispensed with quickly.  The easiest place to see this falsity of this view is in athletics; for some reason, it seems the only (or at least the most) politically correct reason to point to regarding this view.  Mention it in other contexts and count the moments before the lynching.

How about all men are afforded equal opportunity?  Well, we know that there are countless laws on the books to bring this in order to attempt to bring this into fruitionas much as force, fines, and prison can make an unreality real.  But we know this also is not true.  The politically correct example?  Those born into wealth have much greater opportunities than those born into poverty.  This issue points to the reasons why it is easy for law to focus on equal opportunity.  Just remember, it doesnt apply to the children of wealthy athletes!

I have been giving this some thought on and off for some time; it isnt so easy to break from something upon which I felt so grounded for much of my life.  Then, recently, the light bulb went onfrom darkness to light well, a light bulb with a dimmer switch.  Or is it a train.

If I was to form the most libertarian statement on this matter, I would say that all men are equally free...

No New Cold War LewRockwell

Beginning his joint press conference with Vladimir Putin, President Trump declared that U.S. relations with Russia have never been worse.

He then added pointedly, that just changed about four hours ago.

It certainly did. With his remarks in Helsinki and at the NATO summit in Brussels, Trump has signaled a historic shift in U.S. foreign policy that may determine the future of this nation and the fate of his presidency.

He has rejected the fundamental premises of American foreign policy since the end of the Cold War and blamed our wretched relations with Russia, not on Vladimir Putin, but squarely on the U.S. establishment.

In a tweet prior to the meeting, Trump indicted the elites of both parties: Our relationship with Russia has NEVER been worse thanks to many years of U.S. foolishness and stupidity and now, the Rigged Witch Hunt!

Trump thereby repudiated the records and agendas of the neocons and their liberal interventionist allies, as well as the archipelago of War Party think tanks beavering away inside the Beltway.

Looking back over the week, from Brussels to Britain to Helsinki, Trumps message has been clear, consistent and startling.

NATO is obsolete. European allies have freeloaded off U.S. defense while rolling up huge trade surpluses at our expense. Those days are over. Europeans are going to stop stealing our markets and start paying for their own defense.

And there will be no Cold War II.

We are not going to let Putins annexation of Crimea or aid to pro-Russian rebels in Ukraine prevent us from working on a rapprochement and a partnership with him, Trump is saying. We are going to negotiate arms treaties and talk out our differences as Ronald Reagan did with Mikhail Gorbachev.

Helsinki showed that Trump meant what he said when he declared repeatedly, Peace with Russia is a good thing, not a bad thing.

On Syria, Trump indicated that he and Putin are working with Bibi Netanyahu, who wants all Iranian forces and Iran-backed militias kept far from the Golan Heights. As for U.S. troops in Syria, says Trump, they will be coming out after ISIS is crushed, and we are 98 percent there.

That is another underlying message here: America is coming home from foreign wars and will be shedding foreign commitments.

Both before and after the Trump-Putin meeting, the cable news coverage was as hostile and hateful toward the president as any this writer has ever seen. The media may not be the enemy of the people Trump says they are, but many are implacable enemies of this president.

Some wanted Trump to emulate Nikita Khrushchev, who blew up the Paris summit in May 1960 over a failed U.S. intelligence operation the U-2 spy plane shot down over the Urals just weeks earlier.

Khrushchev had demanded that Ike apologize. Ik...

US Media Is Losing Its Mind LewRockwell

The reaction of the U.S. establishment media and several political leaders to President Donald Trumps press conference after his summit meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday has been stunning.

Writing in The Atlantic, James Fallows said:

There are exactly two possible explanations for the shameful performance the world witnessed on Monday, from a serving American president.

Either Donald Trump is flat-out an agent of Russian interestsmaybe witting, maybe unwitting, from fear of blackmail, in hope of future deals, out of manly respect for Vladimir Putin, out of gratitude for Russias help during the election, out of pathetic inability to see beyond his 306 electoral votes. Whatever the exact mixture of motives might be, it doesnt really matter.

Or he is so profoundly ignorant, insecure, and narcissistic that he did not  realize that, at every step, he was advancing the line that Putin hoped he would advance, and the line that the American intelligence, defense, and law-enforcement agencies most dreaded.

Conscious tool. Useful idiot. Those are the choices, though both are possibly true, so that the main question is the proportions never before have I seen an American president consistently, repeatedly, publicly, and shockingly advance the interests of another country over those of his own government and people.

As soon as the press conference ended CNN cut to its panel with these words from TV personality Anderson Cooper: You have been watching perhaps one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president at a summit in front of a Russian leader, surely, that Ive ever seen.

David Gergen, who for years has gotten away with portraying himself on TV as an impartial political sage, then told CNN viewers:

Ive never heard an American President talk that way buy I think it is especially true that when hes with someone like Putin, who is a thug, a world-class thug, that he sides with him again and again against his own countrys interests of his own institutions that he runs, that hes in charge of the federal government, hes in charge of these intelligence agencies, and he basically dismisses them and retreats into this, weve heard it before, but on the international stage to talk about Hillary Clintons computer server

Its embarrassing, interjected Cooper.

Its embarrassing, agreed Gergen.

White House correspondent Jim Acosta, ostensibly an objective reporter, then gave his opinion: I think that sums it up nicely. This is the president of the United States essentially taking the word of the Russian presidentover his own intelligence community. It was astonishing, just astonishing to be in the room with the U.S. president and the Russian president on this critical question of election interfere...

Strzok Farce Shows the Obstacles LewRockwell

On July 17, 1996, 22 years ago today, a missile or missiles blew TWA Flight 800 out of the sky off the south coast of Long Island.  The plane out of JFK was on its way to Paris.  All 230 souls on board, 53 of them TWA employees, died in the crash.

This is not conjecture.  This is fact.  As I told the audience of TWA veterans with whom I spoke during my 2016 Book-TV presentation at the TWA Museum in Kansas City, If I were coming here to spread some conspiracy theory, I would be dishonoring their memory [the 53] and insulting you.

The audience members, several of whom worked on the investigation, had no doubt I was telling them the truth, at least as well as we know it.  I would invite those who do have doubts to watch the Book-TV presentation.

A question I was asked that evening, a question I have been asked more frequently since President Trumps election, is whether either the president or Congress will reopen the investigation.  After watching the Peter Strzok hearing last Thursday, I am more inclined than ever to answer that question in the negative.  Although I remain hopeful the truth about TWA 800 will one day surface, the hearing reminded me of the many obstacles the truth faces.

The most formidable obstacle is the media, particularly the New York Times.  The saying goes that a scandal becomes a scandal only when the Times calls it a scandal on the front page.  Given this definition, Barack Obama and his media acolytes can pass a lie-detector test when they speak of Obamas scandal-free presidency.

From the moment Strzok entered the committee hearing room, one could sense his confidence that the Times and other media, as well as the Democrats on the committee, would represent his interests.  He was right.

From the Times perspective, if there was a scandal, it was the cruel grilling of the FBI agent.  One Times headline under the wishful rubric Trumps Russian Connection read simply, Shouting and Personal Attacks at Strzok Hearing.  This is the same Peter Strzok whom Trump accurately called a disgrace to our country.

In the case of Peter Strzok, the Times was primarily defending the Democratic Party and the larger progressive agenda.  Only indirectly was the Times protecting its own reputation.  In the case of TWA 800, the Times has much more at stake.

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Is President Trump a Traitor? LewRockwell

The US Democratic Party is determined to take the world to thermo-nuclear war rather than to admit that Hillary Clinton lost the presidential election fair and square. The Democratic Party was totally corrupted by the Clinton Regime, and now it is totally insane. Leaders of the Democratic Party, such as Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer, my former co-author in the New York Times, have responded in a non-Democratic way to the first step President Trump has taken to reduce the extremely dangerous tensions with Russia that the Clinton, George W. Bush, and Obama regimes created between the two superpowers.

Yes, Russia is a superpower. Russian weapons are so superior to the junk produced by the waste-filled US military/security complex that lives high off the hog on the insouciant American taxpayer that it is questionable if the US is even a second class military power. If the insane neoconservatives, such as Max Boot, William Kristol, and the rest of the neocon scum get their way, the US, the UK, and Europe will be a radioactive ruin for thousands of years.

House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi (CA), Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives, declared that out of fear of some undefined retribution from Putin, a dossier on Trump perhaps, the President of the United States sold out the American people to Russia because he wants to make peace: It begs the question, what does Vladimir Putin, what do the Russians have on Donald Trumppersonally, politically and financially that he should behave in such a manner? The such a manner Pelosi is speaking about is making peace instead of war.

To be clear, the Democratic Minority Leader of the US House of Representatives has accused Donald Trump of high treason against the United States. There is no outcry against this blatantly false accusation, totally devoid of evidence. The presstitute media instead of protesting this attempt at a coup against the President of the United States, trumpet the accusation as self-evident truth. Trump is a traitor because he wants peace with Russia.

Here is Democratic Senator Chuck Schumer (NY) repeating Pelosis false accusation: Millions of Americans will continue to wonder if the only possible explanation for this dangerous behavior is the possibility that President Putin holds damaging information over President Trump. If you dont believe that this is orchestrated between Pelosi and Schumer, you are stupid beyond belief.

Here is disgraced Obama CIA director John Brennan, a leader of the fake Russiagate campaign against President Trump in order to prevent Trump from making peace with Russia and, thus, by making the world safer, threatening the massive, unjustified budget of the military/security complex: Donald Trumps press conference performance in Helsinki rises to and exceeds the threshold of high crimes and misdemeanors. It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trumps comments imbecilic, he is wholly in...

Mass Hysteria? LewRockwell

The mass hysteria following Trumps meeting with Putin is likely to last for days. Most are outraged. Few see the light. My article Congratulations to President Trump for an Excellent Summit with Putin spawned numerous some I could not tell if they were sarcastic or not.For example, reader Brian stated There is zero doubt now that Putin stole the election from Hillary. So much so that she MUST be given the nomination again in 2020. All potential challengers must step aside. To refuse her the 2020 nomination would be evidence of traitorous activities with Putin.I congratulated Brian for brilliant sarcasm but he piled on. It now seems he was serious.

Mainstream media, the Left an the Right were in general condemnation.

Numerous cries of treason emerged from the Left and the Right (see the above link)

It Happened No Trial Necessary

A friend I highly respect commented There is simply no question that they did it. You can legitimately claim that its not important or that there has been no tie to Trump shown. On the Russians side, they can say, screw off, we were pursuing our interests. But you cant take the view it did not happen. It happened.

There is a question who did it. Indictments are just that, not proof.

The US fabricated evidence to start the Vietnam war and the US fabricated WMD talk on the second war in Iraq. US intelligence had no idea the Berlin Wall was about to fall. The US meddled in Russia supporting a drunk named Yeltsin because we erroneously thought we could control him.

They Are All Liars

Its a mystery why anyone would believe these proven liars. That does not mean I believe Putin either. They are all capable liars.

Lets step back from the absurd points of view to reality.

US Meddling

The US tries to influence elections in other countries and has a history of assisting the forcible overthrow of governments we dont like.

  • Vietnam
  • Iran
  • Iraq
  • Libya
  • Drone policy

All of the above are massive disasters of US meddling. They are all ac...

Trouble Ahead LewRockwell

Our good friend John Rubino over at DollarCollapse.com just released an analysis titled US Housing Bubble Enters Stage Two: Suddenly Motivated Sellers.

He reminds us that housing bubbles follow a predictable progression:

  • Stage One: Mania  Prices rise at an accelerating rate as factors like excess central bank liquidity/loose credit/hot foreign money drive a virtuous bidding cycle well above sustainably afforable levels.
  • Stage Two: Peak  Increasingly jittery owners attempt to sell out before the party ends. Supply jumps as prices stagnate.
  • Stage Three: Bust  As inventory builds, sellers start having to lower prices. This begins a vicious cycle: buyers go on strike not wanting to catch a falling knife, causing sellers to drop prices further.

Rubino cites recent statistics that may indicate the US national housing market is finally entering Stage Two after a rip-roaring decade of recovery since the bursting of the 2007 housing bubble:

  • the supply of homes for sale during the all important spring market rose at 3x last years rate
  • 30 of Americas 100 largest cities now have more inventory than they did a year ago, and
  • mortage applications for new homes dropped 9% YoY

Taken together, these suggest that residential housing supply is increasing as sales slow, exactly what youd expect to see in the transition from Stage One to Stage Two.

If thats indeed whats happening, Rubino warns the following comes next:

Stage Twos deluge of supply sets the table for US housing bubble Stage Three by soaking up the remaining demand and changing the tenor of the market. Deals get done at the asking price instead of way above, then at a little below, then a lot below. Instead of being snapped up the day theyre listed, houses begin to languish on the market for weeks, then months. Would-be sellers, who have already mentally cashed their monster peak-bubble-price checks, start to panic. They cut their asking prices preemptively, trying to get ahead of the decline, which causes comps to plunge, forcing subsequent sellers to cut even further.

Sales volumes contract, mortgage bankers and realtors get laid off. Then the last years (in retrospect) really crappy mortgages start defaulting, the mortgage-backed bonds that contain their paper plunge in price, et voila, were back in 2008.

Rubinos article is timely, as weve lately been seeing a proliferation of signs that the global boom in housing is suddenly cooling. Ive also recently encountered similar evidence that the housing market in my own pocket of northern California...

Simple Exercises To Help Reverse Damage LewRockwell

If you are here and reading this, chances are you have a job that involves long periods of sitting, and most likely staring at a screen. This has become the norm in our modern society and because our bodies are designed to move, to stretch and well, basically to be used, sitting for extended periods of time is causing us some serious damage. Some people are going as far as to say that sitting is the new smoking.

Have you experienced those moments when you finally get up from a sitting position and your butt is completely numb? Excessive sitting causes your legs and hips to become tight and leaves your glutes completely inactive, which does nothing to strengthen these areas. Then there is the dreaded slouch over the desk and computer that could be ruining your posture as well.

Think about how our society was before the industrial revolution, stock market and even recently with the invention of the computer. Us humans were tending our own gardens, washing and hanging our own clothes, we didnt have cars and were, by default, much more active than we are today. We didnt even have couches to sit on at the end of the day or more screens, in various shapes and sizes to stare at whilst sitting. It is straight up unnatural for our bodies to spend so much time being inactive and we are starting to see the consequences.

However, having awareness is the first step towards change, and there are some simple ways that you can begin to undo the damage that is caused by sitting. So without further a due, here are 7 simple exercises you can do now to reduce the damage caused by sitting.

Sit Less & Move More

Prevention is the best remedy. By simply being aware of how much you are sitting, you can begin to negate its effects. Whenever possible stand up, go for a little walk around the office, perhaps a little stretch or plank while youre at it. To remind yourself to do this you can set a timer to go off every 30-60 minutes.

Consider using a standing desk perhaps to keep you on your feet and activating your muscles for longer, although you will still want to ensure you are incorporating some movement, as standing for hours on end is not necessarily good for you and your body either. A friend suggested a great idea to me once, which was to drink plenty of water. This will force you to get up often, not only to get more water but to also relive your bladder, this sounds silly, but it totally works. Plus, theres nothing wrong with staying hydrated!

Stretch Out Those Hips

If you are really tight, the following exercises may be difficult at first, dont push it only go t...

Our Rules of the Game LewRockwell

Justice Anthony Kennedys retirement, leading to President Donald Trumps nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, has thrown progressives, the Democratic Party and the news media into an out-and-out tizzy. The online magazine Slate declared, Anthony Kennedy Just Destroyed His Legacy as a Gay Rights Hero. The New York Times editorial board said about a second Trump court appointment, It is a dark moment in the history of the court and the nation, and its about to get a lot darker.

Its indeed a dark moment for those whove for decades used the courts to accomplish what would have been impossible through federal and state legislatures such as same-sex marriage, abortion and preferences with regard to race and sex. With this Supreme Court pick and possibly another during his term President Trump can return us to the Framers vision of the judiciary a vision thats held in contempt by many liberals and conservatives.

The U.S. Constitution represents our rules of the game. Supreme Court justices should be seen as umpires or referees, whose job is to enforce neutral rules. Ill give a somewhat trivial example of neutral rules from my youth; lets call it Moms Rule. On occasion, my sister and I would have lunch in my mothers absence. Shed ask either me or my younger sister to divide a last piece of cake or pie. More often than not, an argument would ensue about the fairness of the cut. Those arguments ended when Mom came up with a rule: Whoever cuts the cake lets the other take the first piece. As if by magic or divine intervention, fairness emerged, and arguments ended. No matter who did the cutting, there was an even division.

Thats the kind of rule we need for our society the kind whereby youd be OK even if your worst enemy were in charge. By creating and enforcing neutral rules, we minimize conflict. Consider one area of ruthless competition where thats demonstrated sports. The 52nd Super Bowl featured the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. A lot was at stake. Each player on the winning team would earn $112,000; losers would get half that. Plus, each winner would get a Super Bowl ring that might cost as much as $40,000.

Despite a bitterly fought contest and all that was at stake, the game ended peaceably, and winners and losers were civil to one another. How is it that players with conflicting interests can play a game, agree with the outcome and walk away as good sports? Its a miracle of sorts. That miracle is that it is far easier to reach agreement about the games rules than the games outcome. The rules are known and durable. The referees only job is evenhanded enforcement of those rules.

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How Does A Democrat Run In West Virginia? And How Does A Democrat Get Reelected? DownWithTyranny!

Ojeda and Manchin

WV-03-- the southern third of West Virginia-- had two populist landslides in 2016. First Bernie beat Hillary by over 20 points and, in many counties got more votes than Trump did on the same day in the GOP primary. Then, in the general, the 3rd was Trump's biggest district in the state. He beat Hillary by a shocking 72.5% to 23.3%. The PVI of West Virginia is R+19. The PVI of WV-03 is R+23. But this cycle a Democratic state senator, Richard Ojeda, is leading in all the polls. Huh? Yeah. He picked the presidential candidate voters there backed both times-- Bernie in the primary and Trump in the general. and he's been very tight with arch-conservative U.S. Senator Joe Manchin who won every single county in the district last time he ran.

I first heard from the Ojeda campaign last April and I was... confused. He voted for Trump? They wanted a Blue America endorsement. His platform looked good and he was fighting-- fighting HARD-- for the teachers in their strike. Several teachers union members told me he was fighting harder for them than any other elected official. But I needed him to explain the Trump vote before we could endorse him. He never did-- and we never endorsed. I'm still rooting for him to win-- just not raising money for him. Those are two different things.

My question has always been the same-- my responsibility to Blue American contributors-- how will he vote when he gets to Congress? Like Joe Manchin? Like Bernie? I don't know. He says he's lost faith in Trump. OK, that's good. I don't know a single Democratic candidate running for Congress who has any faith in Trump.
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Fired FBI Director James Comey: Vote Democrat This Fall The Gateway Pundit

Fired FBI Director James Comey, still unhinged over President Donald Trumps meeting Monday with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Finland, called on voters to give control of Congress to the Democrats, claiming that the GOP-led Congress has failed in its constitutional role role and cited History. Unstated by the Trump-hating Comey is that a Democrat Congress would be more inclined to impeach and remove Trump from office.

James Comey.

This Republican Congress has proven incapable of fulfilling the Founders design that Ambition must counteract ambition. All who believe in this countrys values must vote for Democrats this fall. Policy differences dont matter right now. History has its eyes on us.

The quote cited by Comey is by James Madison. Fox News Chad Pergram wrote about it in 2012 during the battle between the GOP-controlled House and Democrat Attorney General Eric Holder, which ended with Holder being held in contempt of Congress.

Ambition must be made to counteract ambition, wrote James Madison in Federalist Paper #51.

The Founders were suspect of government. And so when they mulled ideas about how to form the American government, they strove to make power disparate, strewn across the branches. Madison asserted that this was essential to the preservation of liberty.

He wrote that each department should have a will of its own: and consequently should be so constituted that the members of each should have as little agency as possible in the appointment of the members of the others. Madison believed that subdividing power in this manner created what he called a &#822...

13:17

Identity politics with David Brooks: The wolves are in the henhouse No More Mister Nice Blog

National Geographic lightweight house via Daily Mail.
David Brooks's hot take on the Trump-Putin summit ("The Murder-Suicide of the West", taking off from Jonah Goldberg's new title but adding the murder part for added drama, apparently)  was that it was like when C.S. Lewis's mother died, not that he was there, it was in 1908, but he's read about it, and it's pretty sad, she had cancer and the kid was only ten, and they shipped him off to a boarding school with a psychotic headmaster afterwards, so that it may not sound exactly like the Trump-Putin summit to you, but the thing is Trump has broken up with Europe, and Europe is our mother, as Americans, the source of democracy, universities, good manners, luxury hotels, and public parks! Trump is taking our Mom away! He's stuck her in an assisted-living facility and he's dating that trampy little Russia!

I'm barely kidding:
When C.S. Lewis was a boy, his mother died. With my mothers death, he wrote, all settled happiness, all that was tranquil and reliable, disappeared from my life.... It may seem melodramatic, but that passage comes to mind when I think of the death of Americas relationship with Europe, and Donald Trumps betrayal Monday of the democratic values.... Europe is Americas mother continent. Our foundational institutions were inherited from Europe. Our democracy is Greek and British. Our universities are German. The etiquette book George Washington read to improve himself was translated from French... The luxury hotel is a European palace turned into a commercial enterprise. Frederick Law Olmsted visited Engl...

12:55

WAYNE ALLYN ROOT: Trumps Opportunity of a Lifetime to Win the Hispanic Vote The Gateway Pundit

By Wayne Allyn Root

Today I offer a path to landslide victory for President Trump and the GOP. A historic realignment is there for the taking. President Trump has the opportunity of a lifetime to win over Hispanic voters and clinch elections for the GOP for decades to come.

Poll after poll proves Donald Trump has expanded the tent in a way liberals and Never Trumpers never imagined. Trump has locked up most white voters forever for the GOP. The Democrat Party is poison to white voters. To put it in kids language- white people think the Democrat Party has cooties.

If Trump can now grab a significant portion of Hispanic voters, its game, set and matchforever. Dont look now, but its doable.

First, Hispanic unemployment just sank to the all-time low in June. Now comes the poll showing Trumps approval among Hispanics has soared 10 points in a month.

Heres advice for President Trump on how to strike while the iron is hot. Trump needs to give the following speech, in a big arena, in a city with a large Hispanic population. Hint: Las Vegas.

Let me speak directly to the Hispanic American community.

If anything has been proven by the recent immigration debates, its that Democrats dont care about you or your family as people. They see you solely as votes.

Well, I care about you as Americans contributing to making America great again!

Here are the facts:

1. As President, my primary concern is your safety and economic well-being. That starts by securing our borders. No one suffers more than Hispanic Americans when illegal MS-13 and drug gangs invade your neighborhoods and come after your children.

No one suffers more than Hispanic Americans when the labor market is flooded with desperate illegal immigrants who take your jobs and depress your wages.

No one suffers more than Hispanic Americans when local schools, hospitals and government programs are overwhelmed by illegal aliens.

Do the Democrats care about that? Evidently not. They want open borders and sanctuary cities.They want to abolish ICE. Its just about votes for these greedy, selfish Democrats. They dont care about your quality of life, or your childrens future. I do.

2. I dont want to deport millions of undocumented illegals who are law-abiding, contributing members of society. Many are your friends, neighbors, and even relatives. To the contrary, every proposal Ive put forward includes provisions to help that group come out of the shadows and live here legally. That includes provisions for Dreamers brought here by their parents to have a pathway to citizenship.

Neither I, nor a majority of your fellow American citizens, believe those who came illegally should have a path to citizenship. However, I do believe those who have become contributing members of this great country should have a path to permanent residency. It seems a reasonable...

12:08

Unhinged Democrat Lawmakers Call For Trumps Interpreter in Putin Meeting to Testify Before Congress The Gateway Pundit

On Tuesday, at least two Democrat lawmakers called for President Trumps interpreter to testify before Congress about his private meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

The Democrats are so unhinged and so afraid of what President Trump may have discussed with Putin in a private meeting, they are calling for the presidents interpreter to appear in a hearing on Capitol Hill.

To hell with the interpreters professional ethics, executive privilege or government rules, right, Democrats?

Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) said Trumps interpreter can help determine what President Trump shared/promised Putin on our behalf.

Shaheen tweeted: Im calling for a hearing with the U.S. interpreter who was present during President Trumps meeting with Putin to uncover what they discussed privately. This interpreter can help determine what @POTUS shared/promised Putin on our behalf.

Congressman Joe Kennedy urged Republicans to subpoena Trumps interpreter immediately.

Rep Joe Kennedy: @realDonaldTrumps translator should come before Congress and testify as to what was said privately immediately. If Republicans are as outraged as they claim, then issue the subpoena today, he demanded.

12:00

Thoughts And Prayers For Weasel Zippers Friend: Rides A Pale Horse Weasel Zippers

I have sad news. Rides A Pale Horse passed away Sunday. Rides A Pale Horse will be buried with military honors at Fort Logan. I dont have the date yet. HT: GetAClue

11:50

Instagram Deletes Meme on Planned Parenthood Killing Black Babies The Gateway Pundit

Instagram-Facebook deleted a meme by a black activist comparing the number of babies Planned Parenthood kills each month to the black babies killed by the KKK.

The numbers are real.
There were 4,743 lynchings of blacks and whites from 1882 to 1968 in the US.
There are 6,300 black babies aborted each week.

But Instagram doesnt like attacks on the far lefts sacred cow Planned Parenthood.

The Christian Post reported:

Instagram deleted a meme comparing the number of blacks lynched by the Ku Klux Klan to the number of black fetuses aborted by Planned Parenthood.

Ryan Bomberger, black co-founder of the pro-life Radiance Foundation who was conceived during the rape of his mother, is defending a controversial meme he created blasting abortion giant Planned Parenthood as worse than the KKK after Instagram said it encourages violence.

While writing this article, we were censored by Deities of Diversity. Apparently, Instagram deleted our post, threatening to restrict or disable our account if we violate their guidelines again. But we didnt violate any guidelines, Bomberger wrote in his defense of the meme Friday.

The explanation they included in the warning were about threatening violence. Of course the meme wasnt threatening violenceit denounced racial violence, no matter the era. But Titans of Tolerance have no interest in the truth. They can delete our posts, and even our account, but they cant delete the truth. And of course, there was no due process, no appeal process, no one to reach to correct this injustice. There was no option other than to click OK and the purge was complete. #Liberalism, he noted.

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11:27

Tucker Carlson Interviews President Trump The Last Refuge

Fox News host Tucker Carlson sat down for an interview with President Donald Trump following a meeting in Helsinki, Finland, with Russian President Vladimir Putin.  The interview aired in two parts: Part 1 President Trump discusses very bad people Continue reading

11:11

Walls Close In On Sen. Bob Menendez, Could Be Unseated By GOP Challenger Weasel Zippers

Every Senate seat that can be held or picked up by the GOP is going to be vitally important going forward. And this one is a surprise that a Republican may have a real shot in blue New Jersey. Call anyone you know in New Jersey and start lobbying them early. Via Daily Wire: New []

11:00

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Bernie Sanders Are Trying to Prove Their Case in Kansas The Intercept

Sharice Davids (right), a Democrat running for Congress in Kansas, talks to supporters at a July 4 event in Prairie Village.

10:48

Creepy Porn Star Lawyer Avenatti Calls Trump Manchurian Candidate in White House Speech (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit


Michael Avenatti at White House; photo via Twitter

Michael Avenatti, lawyer to porn star Stormy Daniels, declared President Trump a Manchurian candidate in a White House speech Tuesday.

Avenatti gave a speech in front of the White House Tuesday evening as hundreds of protesters held up signs accusing President Trump of being Putins puppet following the Helsinki summit.

Avenatti said Trump is a con man who reads from a TelePrompTer.

To be clear, Trump yesterday lost any chance he had of ever being a legitimate American president, Avenatti said. Indeed, yesterday was the day Donald Trump all but acknowledged Vladimir Putin as the real president of the United States.

Our troops didnt die in Yorktown, didnt take Normandy beach, didnt rebuild Europe and secure the postwar peace that you are now destroying, Mr. President, for you to live as a Manchurian candidate in our White House, Avenatti said.

VIDEO:

The post Creepy Porn Star Lawyer Avenatti Calls Trump Manchurian Candidate in Whi...

10:30

Maine 2018 bensozia

 Images from this week on Mt. Desert Isle. My son Thomas contemplates the view from the porch.

 View from Parkman Mountain.

With Ben and Clara atop Parkman Mountain.

 View along the Cliffs Trail.

I clearly see an owl in this rock, in fact I thought it was so obvious it must be graffiti, but so far as I can tell it is natural, and anyway others deny the owl's presence.

...

10:27

Watch: CBS Reporter Accidentally Witnesses Illegal Border Crossing, Gets Threatened Weasel Zippers

And this goes on every day, multiple times a day all across the southern border. Via Daily Wire: Last week, CBS reporter David Begnaud posted a video online of his tense encounter with a human trafficker at the southern border as he witnessed two migrants guided across the Rio Grande in broad daylight just a []

10:15

Boston University Graduate Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Explains Economics The Last Refuge

According to DNC Chairman Tom Perez, Ms. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is the future of the Democrat party.  Ms. Ocasio-Cortez has a bachelors degree in economics and international relations from Boston University. Born in 1989, Ms. Ocasio-Cortez is a millennial and a Continue reading

10:02

One Of Trumps Secret Service Agents Died After Suffering Stroke In Scotland Weasel Zippers

So sad. Via Daily Caller: A member of President Donald Trumps secret service detail died Tuesday after suffering a stroke in Scotland. A U.S. Secret Service special agent suffered a cerebrovascular accident in Scotland, U.K. where he was traveling in support of Presidential Protection, an official statement revealed Monday, adding that the agent was receiving []

10:00

YES, IT'S TREASON DownWithTyranny!

Lenin-Trump Doctrine by Chip Proser

According to the law, the federal crime of treason is committed by a person owing allegiance to the United States who... adheres to their enemies, giving them aid or comfort. Misprision (abetting) of treason is committed if a person having knowledge of the commission of treason conceals and does not disclose the crime."

Trump has certainly captured more than a quick news cycle. His treason on TV-- who ever heard of that-- isn't going away soon. Even before the Helsinki thing happened, Ryan Lizza, in an essay, Vanishing Point for Esquire focussed in on one of the key questions: "As the GOP increasingly comes to resemble a personality cult, is there any red line-- video tapes? DNA evidence? a war with Germany-- President Trump could cross and lose party support? 'Very doubtful,' say a dozen GOP members of Congress stuck hard behind the MAGA eight ball."

Mark Sanford (R-SC) went out of his way to say-- and seemingly out of the blue-- that he's not comparing Trump to Hitler, which is exactly what he was doing. "Like any good conservative," wrote Lizza, "Sanford has studied and reveres Friedrich Hayeks The Road to Serfdom, the philosopher-economists 1944 account of how dictators take over democracies. Sanford is "worried about Americas political dysfunction, Trumps 'strongman' affinities, and where that combination could lead. He also brings up the fall of Athenian democracy. 'In part this is not a...

09:35

San Francisco Begins Registering Illegal Aliens To Vote Weasel Zippers

Oh, thatll go over well. Via Daily Wire: The Department of Elections in San Francisco on Monday issued voter registration for illegal aliens to allow them to vote for members of the citys Board of Education in the Nov. 6 election. Becoming Californias first city to allow non-American citizens to vote in local elections, Supervisor []

09:12

Feds Reveal Suspected Serial Rapist In California Is Illegal Alien Weasel Zippers

Sanctuary state, except theres no sanctuary for the victims. Via Daily Wire: Federal officials revealed on Tuesday that a suspected serial rapist in Northern California that posed as a ride-share driver is an illegal alien. Orlando Vilchez Lazo, 36, is a Peruvian national and is illegally in the United States, according to U.S. Immigration and []

08:56

FIREWORKS! Tammy Bruce OBLITERATES #NeverTrumper on Trump-Putin Meeting (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Sorry Evan.
It wasnt Tammys turn to eat the #NeverTrump crap youre serving today.

Tammy Bruce completely obliterated GOP strategist and #NeverTrumper Evan Siegfried on Making Money with Charles Payne on Tuesday.

It started when Evan started interrupting Tammy to defend the deep state.
Tammy wasnt buying it.

Tammy Bruce: Excuse me The thing I dont like is this attempt by liberals to cast anyone as traitors or ignorant. Its inappropriate and beneath you.

This will make your day.

Via Making Money with Charles Payne:

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08:52

Ex-CIA Chief Brennan Warns Intel Community May Begin to Withhold Vital Intelligence From President Trump to Protect Information The Gateway Pundit


Former CIA Director John Brennan

Former CIA Director, John Brennan continued to attack President Trump on Tuesday after calling his Putin summit performance treasonous.

John Brennan, like every other hysterical leftist, is afraid of what President Trump may have discussed during his private meeting with Vladimir Putin.

In what sounded like a signal to Deep State operatives, Brennan warned the Intel community may begin to withhold vital intelligence from President Trump to protect information.

Via The Washington Times:

In light of Mr. Trumps comments about the intelligence community, Mr. Brennan said there very well might be a shift in the covert community to withhold vital intelligence in order to protect that information.

Dan Coats and Gina Haspel need to be on top of their game now and speak truth to power, he said, referring to Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats and CIA Director Gina Haspel. And make sure Trump doesnt get away with this.

Mr. Brennan said Mr. Trump was way, way out of his depth meeting one-on-one with the master manipulator, Mr. Putin.

No CIA agent would have entertained an individual private talk with any Russian, Mr. Brennan said, because thats just something we dont do.

The former CIA director warned that Mr. Trump could have potentially compromised or impacted intelligence capabilities during that private meeting.

I still dont understand why he didnt trust John Bolton, Mike Pompeo to be in that meeting, Mr. Brennan said.

Mr. Brennan said it would be unbelievable if Russia did not keep a single recording of Mr. Trumps private statements, but he wasnt sure the U.S. did.

I believe that whatever Mr. Trump said in that meeting is now memorialized on Russian tape and will be utilized by Putin against Trump, the former CIA director said.

On Monday, former CIA Director, John Brennan claimed Trumps presser with Putin exceeded...

08:43

Rep. Steve King Asks Facebook About Censoring Conservative Gateway Pundit Website (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

The House Judiciary Committee held a hearing on Tuesday on social media censorship of conservatives.

Breitbart covered the hearing.

The House Judiciary Committees hearing will specifically look at concerns regarding a lack of transparency and potential bias in the filtering practices of social media companies, according to a press release issued Friday.

Rep. Steve King asked the tech giants about their censorship of top conservative news outlets including The Gateway Pundit.

Rep. Steve King: Its a matter of congressional record that [the] Gateway Pundit, Mr. Jim Hoft, has introduced information into the record that in the span of time between 2016 and 2018 he saw his Facebook traffic cut by 54%. And, can you render an explanation to that for him and for me, Ms. Bickert?

She couldnt.  Facebook has no response for shutting down conservative content.

A Gateway Pundit June study of top conservative news outlets found that Facebook has eliminated 93% of traffic to top conservative websites.

Facebook began eliminating conservative content after the 2016 election.

Here are the full results from our study.

We have another study on Facebook censorship coming out in July.

...

08:27

GOP Rep: Lisa Page Contradicted Peter Strzoks Testimony Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: Republican Rep. John Ratcliffe claimed on Monday that FBI lawyer Lisa Page contradicted many parts of testimony from her colleague and lover Peter Strzok. Page testified for two days behind closed doors about her influence on the FBIs investigations into Russia and Hillary Clintons emails less than one week after Strzok. Strozk []

07:53

Secret Service Agent Dies After Suffering From Stroke in Scotland The Gateway Pundit


President Trump surrounded by Secret Service at Turnberry golf course

A Secret Service agent passed away Tuesday morning after suffering a severe cerebrovascular accident [stroke] in Scotland where he was traveling in support of Presidential protection, reported Bloomberg White House reporter, Jennifer Jacobs.

The Secret Service agent served for over 19 years; a name has not been released.

The Sun reported:

He was taken to Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, but sadly did not recover.

In a statement, the Secret Service described the agent as a dedicated professional of the highest order who had served for 19 years.

Speaking just after he fell ill at the golf course two days ago, a spokesman said: On 15 July a US Secret Service Special Agent suffered a cerebrovascular accident in Scotland, UK where he was travelling in support of Presidential Protection.

The Secret Service asks for your prayers and continued respect for the agent and his familys privacy.

More to follow..

Prayers for the Secret Service agents family and loved ones.

The President arrived in Scotland Friday evening and stayed at Trump Turnberry for two days for meetings, calls and some golf.

07:35

What Happened No More Mister Nice Blog

Emperor Napoleon welomes Tsar Alexander to the floating pavilion on the Neman near Tilsit, 25 June 1807. Via Wikimedia Commons.

Interpreting what happened yesterday in Helsinki is handicapped by the news media's reluctance to consider whether Donald Trump is guilty of something or not. Which is totally understandable! They're not supposed to judge! But they can't even allow themselves to consider what kind of crime we'd be talking about with any specificity, and this leads to a kind of sentimental muddling of the story, as in this report from The Times:
You have been watching, said the disembodied voice of Anderson Cooper, one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president at a summit in front of a Russian leader that Ive ever seen.
Perhaps Mr. Cooper had briefly forgotten the mores of his profession stolidity and a Cronkite-ian cool in the heat of a surreal live event: a public pas de deux on Monday between President Trump and President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia, in which the president criticized United States intelligence agencies and declined multiple opportunities to blame Mr. Putin for interfering in American elections.
Disrespect for the intelligence community? Failure to blame? Is it having inappropriate beliefs, that Putin knows more than the IC or...

07:35

How Judge Came To Aid Of Prosecutors When A Billboard For NSA Whistleblower Reality Winner Went Up Shadowproof

When a loosely knit group, the Whistleblower Support Network, put up a billboard in Augusta, Georgia, for NSA whistleblower Reality Winner, it did not take long for a federal judge hearing the case to scold defense attorneys.

However, Winners defense had absolutely nothing to do with the billboard, which went up on June 6, before Winner accepted a plea agreement from the United States government. It was put up by activists, who did not coordinate at all with her attorneys.

Chief Judge James Randal Halls reaction was another example of how the court has often been against Winners defense, including multiple decisions against bail. It also may have confirmed that the plea agreement was the least worst outcome for Winner when considering the risks of going to trial.

Winner pled guilty to one count of violating the Espionage Act when she disclosed an NSA report that claimed Russian hackers targeted United States voter registration systems in the 2016 election. She will likely be sentenced to 63 months in federal prison in August or September.

Naomi Pitcairn (@naomipitcairn), an activist and artist with the Whistleblower Support Network, told Shadowproof, Since the judge was ruling against every motion that the defense team put forth, we figured it cant hurt to push him because hes already as bad as he could be. So we decided wed like a billboard somewhere hed have to see it when he drove to work. (Note: Two different judges, Hall and Brian Epps, have issued decisions related to the case.)

The billboard was installed on Washington Road, a main thoroughfare that goes into downtown.

A day after the billboard went up, Hall issued a stern order [PDF] and threatened contempt proceedings or other measures against Winners defense attorneys.

Hall invoked a local criminal rule in Georgia that is supposed to ensure publicity does not inappropriately influence potential jurors.

In an interview recorded on June 26, Billie Winner-Davis, the mother of Reality Winner, recalled how she sent pictures to Titus Nichols, one of Winners attorneys, when she first saw the billboard.

The very next day I received a text from Titus and he said, well, it took less than 24 hours for the judge to yell at them about the billboard, Winner-Davis said.

This reaction spurred media coverage of Winners case. As Winner-Davis said, It was not only do we have this humongous larger-than-life billboard of Reality Winner with her picture and this important message and this really serious question that was asked on the billboard, but you have a judge issuing what some people have seen as a gag order reminding them that [they] are not allowed to go out and publicly talk abou...

07:34

Update: Mueller Suspected of Giving Podesta Brothers Immunity to Indict Manafort and Is HIDING THIS FROM PUBLIC The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Joe Hoft

Earlier today it was reported that Robert Mueller is seeking to give immunity to five potential witnesses in the Paul Manafort trial according to a new court filing Tuesday.  Its now suspected that two of the witnesses are creepy and criminal Podesta brothers, the Democrats poster boys.

Mueller is filing the requests under seal; Manafort is facing charges of bank and tax fraud and his trial begins next Wednesday in the Eastern District of Virginia.

The five potential witnesses have not been charged and their identity has not been released to the public.

Via NBC reporter Tom Winter: NEW: The Special Counsels Office notifies the court that they will seek immunity for up to 5 people to testify under conditions of immunity in the upcoming trial against Paul Manafort in Virginia. They say these people have not been publicly named before in the case.

The Special Counsel says they arent sure if they will call any of the witnesses so they want to file the requests for immunity under seal.

From the filing: The motions indicate that the named individuals will not testify or provide other information on the basis of their privilege against self-incrimination, and that the government is requesting that the Court compel them to testify at the upcoming trial.

07:30

Rep. Matt Gaetz Shreds Twitter Over Censoring Conservatives, Questions If They Should Be Protected Under Section 230 (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-FL) shredded Twitter during a hearing about the censorship of conservatives on social media in the House Judiciary Committee on Tuesday.

While grilling Nick Pickles, an executive from Twitter, Rep. Gaetz noted the tension between the company claiming that they enjoy free speech rights as a speaker while also being protected from facing consequences over things that users post under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Section 230 holds that platforms like Twitter and Facebook are not liable for user submitted content so long as the information at issue is provided by a third party, as they are considered a distributor and not a publisher or the speaker.

What I want to understand is, if you say I enjoy rights under the First Amendment and Im covered by Section 230 and Section 230 itself says no provider shall be considered the speaker do you see the tension that creates? Rep. Gaetz asked.

Pickles acknowledged that he did see the tension, but asserted that Congress has previously acknowledged why it is important for platforms to be able to remove content, using child pornography as an example.

Rep. Gaetz then questioned if Twitter could remove someone for being gay or for being a woman, which the executive stated they would not since neither of those things are against their rules. However, this completely contradicted the position of the attorney defending Twitter in a lawsuit brought on by Jared Taylor.

Okay, well, Jared Taylor is a horrible human being who you are currently litigating with but that litigation, the transcript of it, seems to have some tension with what youre telling Congress. The court in that litigation asked the question, does Twitter have the right to take somebody off its platform because it doesnt like the fact that the person is a woman or gay? The response from the attorney for Twitter was the First Amendment would give Twitter the right, just like it would give a newspaper the right to choose not to run an op-ed from someone because she happens to be a woman, Rep. Gaetz explained, which contradicted Pickles earlier claim.

In response, Pickles went on to say that their company is seeking to assure the committee that they do not take political beliefs into account when banning people from their platform.

Is your view of Section 230 that its consistent with First Amendment principles or do you read Sect...

07:13

Obama Calls for Universal Income in South Africa And He Wonders Why No One Takes Him Seriously The Gateway Pundit

Goof Barack Obama is traveling in Africa this week.

On Tuesday in South Africa Obama stuttered through his speech and called for guaranteed income.

Universal income is basic, raw socialism.
You get a check for breathing.
This is what the left is today still promoting the failed policies of the past.

They never learn and NEVER change.

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07:07

A Very Bad Guy POTUS Trump SLAMS Ex-CIA Chief John Brennan For Calling Putin Summit Performance Treasonous (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

President Trump slammed ex-CIA Chief John Brennan in his interview with Fox News host Tucker Carlson set to air Tuesday evening at 8 PM ET.

President Trump held interviews with both Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson Monday evening after he returned from Helsinki, Finland.

The President also blasted Peter Strzok and his lover Lisa Page as bad people.

On Monday, former CIA Director, John Brennan claimed Trumps presser with Putin exceeded the threshold of high crimes and misdemeanors then said it was nothing short of treasonous.

Brennan tweeted: Donald Trumps press conference performance in Helsinki rises to & exceeds the threshold of high crimes & misdemeanors. It was nothing short of treasonous. Not only were Trumps comments imbecilic, he is wholly in the pocket of Putin. Republican Patriots: Where are you???

I think Brennan is a very bad guy and if you look at it a lot of things happened under his watch, Trump told Fox News Tucker Carlson. I think hes a very bad person.

VIDEO:

Fox News legal analyst, attorney Gregg Jarrett CRUSHED John Brennan shortly after he attacked President Trumps presser as nothing short of treasonous.

Jarrett tweeted: Whenever John Brennan opens his mouth or tweets he removes all doubt about his ignorance. He clearly knows nothing about treason. The U.S. is not at war with Russia. He should read professor Carlton Larsons excellent analysis of treason in @washingtonpost on 2-17-17,

06:33

What Will Progressives Who Get Elected To Congress This Time Do Differently DownWithTyranny!


For most candidates for Congress-- and incumbents-- the economics of politics is about how to access money to keep their careers moving ahead. For the new breed of Democrats like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the economics of politics has more to do with how to finance the Bernie policies they're espousing and that their supporters are clamoring for. Getting the new breed Dems all on-message with that kind of economics would be huge. If you dont know what youre capable of achieving, you cant advocate for it. A bold, progressive agenda demands a complementary economic framework. Yesterday Ocasio sent this message to her supporters in the Bronx and Queens and across the country:
When we want to spend trillions of dollars on a foreign war, Republicans find money for it.

When we want to subsidize oil and fossil fuel companies with billions of dollars, Republicans find money for it.

When we want to give a 1.5 trillion dollar tax break that disproportionately helps the wealthy elite, Republicans find money for it.

Meanwhile...

Medicare for All cant happen because we cant find the money to pay for it. We cant have tuition-free college because its too expensive. A federal jobs guarantee could never happen because it just costs too much.

Time to dispel that narrative, because heres the reality-- we can afford to give working people the quality of life they deserve. Its not about cost, its about what we...

05:52

DEVELOPING: Drudge Report, Breitbart Taken Down Tuesday Afternoon Update: Back Up The Gateway Pundit

The highly influential Drudge Report, founded by Matt Drudge went offline at around 3:15 PM EST on Tuesday.

At the time of this publication, the site appears to be down with a 502 error.

Reports of other sites having issues include Breitbart News and Spotify.

The Drudge Report has battled many DDoS attacks in the past as it boasts over 1.2 billion hits per month in website traffic.

It is unclear why the Drudge Report went offline Tuesday. The Gateway Pundit will update as soon as more information is available.

Update: BNO News is reporting Google services suffer outage, taking down major websites and services including Spotify and Snapchat.

Update: The Drudge Report is back online.

Story developing

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05:42

Robert Mueller Seeks Immunity For Five Potential Witnesses in Junk Paul Manafort Trial The Gateway Pundit


Robert Mueller

Robert Mueller is seeking to give immunity to five potential witnesses in the Paul Manafort trial according to a new court filing Tuesday.

Mueller is filing the requests under seal; Manafort is facing charges of bank and tax fraud and his trial  begins next Wednesday in the Eastern District of Virginia.

The five potential witnesses have not been charged and their identity has not been released to the public.

Via NBC reporter Tom Winter: NEW: The Special Counsels Office notifies the court that they will seek immunity for up to 5 people to testify under conditions of immunity in the upcoming trial against Paul Manafort in Virginia. They say these people have not been publicly named before in the case.

The Special Counsel says they arent sure if they will call any of the witnesses so they want to file the requests for immunity under seal.

From the filing: The motions indicate that the named individuals will not testify or provide other information on the basis of their privilege against self-incrimination, and that the government is requesting that the Court compel them to testify at the upcoming trial.

05:30

TRUMP TIME: What the Brits Should Learn From The Donald The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Ted Malloch

The President of the United States came to Britain for a long overdue working visit last week.

What can the Brits (and all European countries for that matter) possibly learn from this US President?

To start with the country post-Brexit, needs to focus on attitude.

Keep calm and carry on, or worse, sulk and take the Brussels EU beat down, just doesnt fly. In fact, if Britain does more of the same it wont just suffer, it will become completely irrelevant. The Brits need a strong dose of confidence and optimism: in America we call this a can-do spirit. My advice, muster your inner TRUMP.

Try this on for sizeput the GREAT back into Britain.

The UK was, not so long ago, a great power, an economic juggernaut and the center of the universe, yes GMT.

While she has lost power in the post-colonial world and her economy is no longer the world-beater and empire it once was, she is still a player.

Or is she?

Ask this: truthfully, what does Britain want to be for the rest of this 21st century? Now engineer it. Learn from Trump. Take a page from his book.

Please ponder that single question and think about what Trump would do in this situation. WWTD is a new bumper sticker to adhere to every collective British racing green Mini Countryman.

Does Britain want to be a hopeless appendage to the dwindling and feckless globalist, European Union, taking its rules and living under its dictates and courts? Or does it want to be a fully sovereign nation, proud of its past, its historic patrimony, the rule of law, and democratic experience ruled in its own House of Commons?

Does the UK want to be a maker of its own destiny in every sense of the word or a taker, reduced, sorry to say, to an insignificant mid-Atlantic island?

That is a question Trump would answer only one way.

Take a page from his Art of the Deal; cut a favorable deal or walk away and be done with that corrupt Brussels-EU mafia. Pioneer all over the globe as the traders and find new partners, new horizons and far away places, where longstanding values resound, and where Great Britain is respected, not belittled. The Commonwealth is one place to start but also include China, Turkey, and most importantly, your first cousins in America. Yes we will do a deal if you lean our way.

Britain has to work hard again to make its economy free of the shackles of over regulation and use new technologies and human capital both to step up productivity. UK industry, especially medium and small size business, is as good as anywhere. Invest in it. Finance it. Let it pull Britain past all other competitors. Simply believe in yourselves.

Fortunately the UK als...

05:30

Man Uses AR-15 To End Multi-County Crime Spree In Oklahoma Weasel Zippers

A good guy with an AR Via Bearing Arms: The AR-15 is the most vilified gun in America. Gun control zealots continue to maintain that there are no legitimate, peaceful uses for these firearms in civilian hands. They claim that the only purpose of such weapons is to slaughter the innocent or similar such nonsense. []

05:20

Louie Gohmert Discussing Lisa Page Testimony: The guilty dogs are barking pretty loud The Last Refuge

Representative Louie Gohmert appeared on Fox News to discuss the second day of closed-door testimony delivered by former DOJ/FBI Lawyer Lisa Page.  Mrs. Page was the special counsel assigned to former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.  Lisa Page resigned from Continue reading

05:11

Russiagate is not Pearl Harbor, 9/11 was not Pearl Harbor, and Pearl Harbor was not Pearl Harbor by David Swanson Dandelion Salad

by David Swanson Writer, Dandelion Salad Lets Try Democracy July 17, 2018 The unproven allegation that the Russian government helped us find out how the DNC was screwing Bernie Sanders with his pants on is not actually a moral, legal, or practical reason to launch a spree of mass-killing of innocents, which is what every []

05:04

POTUS Trump Clarifies Russian Meddling Remarks Media and Elites Freak Out Over Another Nothing-Burger The Gateway Pundit

President Trump clarified comments he made about Russian election meddling in a closed-door meeting with Congressional Republicans Tuesday.

According to Senate reporters, President Trump says he accepts the intel communitys assessment Russia meddled in the 2016 election, however, the President stated Russias actions had no impact on the outcome.

The President also reiterated there was no collusion between his campaign and the Russians.

Via Fox News Congress reporter, Chad Pergram: Trump: I have full faith and support for Americas intelligence agencies..I always have. Russias actions had no impact let me be clear. I accept our interest community conclusion that meddling took place..There was no collusion at all.

President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin held a joint press conference Monday in Helsinki, Finland and the media melted down.

The President brought up Hillary Clintons 33,000 missing emails, the DNC server and Debbie Wasserman Schultzs Pakistani IT staffer, Imran Awan.

What happened to the server? What happened to the servers of the Pakistani gentlemen that worked on the DNC. Where are those servers? President Trump asked. Theyre missing. Where are they? What happened to Hillary Clintons emails? 33,000 emails gone! Trump continued.

To this day, the FBI has never done a forensic examination of the DNC server so we have no proof it was even hacked, and if hacked by whom?

The left would rather settle the score with bombs than have civil discourse with Russia.

Once again the media and elites freak out over another nothing-burger.

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05:02

Hot New Palestinian Weapons Tech: Explosives-Laden Birds Weasel Zippers

#New tactic from Gaza, the Molotov bird. A falcon was found near the Besor river, attached to a harness from which hangs explosive material. pic.twitter.com/pTz6fYf3Ev Noga Tarnopolsky (@NTarnopolsky) July 16, 2018

04:52

SHOCK STUDY: Facebook Has Eliminated 93% of Traffic to Top Conservative Websites Since 2016 Election The Gateway Pundit

The Gateway Pundit has repeatedly reported on tech giant censorship of conservative content.

The Gateway Pundit (TGP) reached a record number of page views in 2017.

TGP readership hit an all-time high in 2017!

We reached more than 224 million page views in 2017.  This surpassed our previous record from 2016 of 182 million page views. 

We thank all our readers for all their support. 

This Was Despite Unprecedented Attacks

On the other hand, 2017 was a very challenging year for TGP.  Facebook and Twitter often altered their platforms to prevent TGP stories from being shared.  They have employed far left operatives who deem which stories are acceptable and others they kill off before they go viral.

Stories like Hillary is going to win in a landslide, Hillary is not sick or Trump colluded with Russia are considered accurate news reports.

These powerful tech firms act as gatekeepers and prevent conservative content from being shared online.

In 2016 we were one of the few conservative sites that supported candidate Trump along with Breitbart, The Drudge Report, Infowars, Zero Hedge and Conservative Treehouse.  We are proud of our efforts to report the truth that led to Trumps historic win.

In 2017 Harvard and Columbia Journalism Review found that The Gateway Pundit was the 4th most influential conservative news source in the 2016 election.

Because of this we were targeted and have seen our numbers related to Facebook and Twitter decline dramatically.

In every single Facebook category our numbers are down. In page visits our numbers were skyrocketing before the election. Then in t...

04:32

ICE Takes Aim At San Francisco Sanctuary City Law In Rideshare Rapist Case Weasel Zippers

For San Francisco it is all about feelings. Via SF Gate: U.S. immigration officials took aim at San Franciscos sanctuary city law Monday in the case of the San Mateo man accused of being the Rideshare Rapist. In a statement, the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agency said the citys policy of not honoring ICE []

04:20

The U.S. and Canada Are Preparing for a New Standing Rock Over the Trans Mountain Tar Sands Pipeline The Intercept

Members of the First Nation Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish and Musqueam bands paddle in a traditional canoe during a protest in North Vancouver, British Columbia, on Oct. 14, 2013. The group are protesting the Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion by energy company Kinder-Morgan and the increase of tanker traffic in the Burrard Inlet.

04:20

*UPDATE* President Trump Meets With Congressional Delegation To Discuss Helsinki Meeting 2:00pm Livestream The Last Refuge

President Trump is scheduled to meet with members of congress to discuss his Helsinki, Finland meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin.  The president is scheduled to deliver public remarks sometime around 2:00pm in relation to this meeting. Update: The remarks Continue reading

04:16

Corrupt Comey Attacks Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson Trump Should Sit Down With Serious Journalists The Gateway Pundit

President Trump held interviews Monday evening with Fox News hosts Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson after his meeting and press conference with Vladimir Putin.

Corrupt cop Comey attacked the President for speaking with Hannity and Tucker and suggested they arent serious journalists.

Comey also sarcastically said, Im guessing RT [Russian Television] and Sputnik were unavailable.

Russians under every bed

Comey tweeted: Having sold out our nation on an international stage, Mr. Trump will now explain it all to Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson? Im guessing RT and Sputnick were unavailable. He owes it to our nation to sit down with a serious journalist.

Amazing how Comey is so Russaphobic considering he signed off on FISA applications using a fake, Hillary-funded Russia dossier as his intel source.

Perhaps Comey should take a look at himself being that his media blitzes to push his book of lies have been with Democrat media sycophants such as Anderson Cooper and George Stephanopoulos.

TGPs Joe Hoft nailed it!

Obama gang members came out of hiding and screamed with fear over what Trump may have learned from Putin, so much so that they claimed President Trump should be impeached

The Democrats, the MSM and Deep State are in a complete panic!

This is precisely why corrupt Rosenstein came out Friday with a quickly-scheduled presser to announce the indictment of another 12 Russians supposedly who interfered in the 2016 election.

 

 

The post Corrupt...

04:02

Democratic Governors Campaign As Last Line Of Defense On Abortion Weasel Zippers

Its for the children. Via Politico: The Supreme Court confirmation fight brewing in Washington has made abortion a front-burner issue in governors races around the country, as Democrats warn that Republicans could try to ban the practice in their states if Roe v. Wade is overturned. The possibility that the Supreme Court will leave it []

03:48

TGP EXCLUSIVE: Judge Jeanine Pirro EXPOSES Deep State, ANTIFA, And Anti-Women Sentiment In Democrat Party [VIDEO] The Gateway Pundit

In an explosive new interview with The Gateway Pundit, Judge Jeanine Pirro sat down with us to discuss the deep state, ANTIFA, and more.

While sitting down to discuss her new best-selling book titled Liars, Leakers, and Liberals (available here for order), the celebrated prosecutor, DA, and Fox News Host, shared some major insight into the current political climate in America and the hostility being faced by the Trump Administration.

There are liars, leakers, and liberals who are trying to oust a dually-elected president, Pirro begins before diving into the false narratives being pushed by major liberal news networks (such as the DNC funded and widely disproven TrumpRussia dossier), the increasingly violent ANTIFA, and the rise in dangerous ideologies such as Socialism among American youth.

 

The post TGP EXCLUSIVE: Judge Jeanine Pirro EXPOSES Deep State, ANTIFA, And Anti-Women Sentiment In Democrat Party [VIDEO] appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

03:38

Rand Paul: President Trump Should Be Commended for Trying to Prevent World War III The Gateway Pundit

While much of DC has been feigning exaggerated outrage over Donald Trump meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Senator Rand Paul has been consistently defending diplomacy and believes the president should be lauded for trying to prevent us from having World War 3.

Appearing on CBS This Morning on Tuesday, Senator Paul asserted that the president did a good thing by meeting with Putin and I think its a mistake for people to try to turn this into a partisan escapade.

Yes, the vast majority of the foreign policy community, the bipartisan consensus said you shouldnt meet with Putin, Paul said. They also said he shouldnt meet with Kim and this is an extraordinary thing about President Trump that should be lauded and not belittled is that he is willing to meet with adversaries to try to prevent us from having World War 3.

We have to deal with the world as it is, not as we wish it to be, and if were only going to talk to people who have perfect constitutional republics, were going to have a very small audience and were going to have a lot of potential conflicts with no outlet for diplomacy, he added.

President Trump took to Twitter Tuesday morning to thank the Kentucky senator for his support.

On Monday, Senator Paul announced that he will be traveling to Russia to pursue a constructive dialogue with Moscow.

In just a few weeks, I will take my own trip to Russia in an attempt to discuss common ground with their leaders and help prevent further, unnecessary escalation of tensions, Paul wrote in an op-ed for Politico.

I look forward to consulting with Trump between his visit and mine and to working with diplomats from both countries to have a successful trip and better relationships, Paul added. Millions of lives could be at stake.

The post Rand Paul: President Trump Should Be Commended for Trying to Prevent World War III appeared fir...

03:31

RUSSIA READY to Send Request to US Over Bill Browder and his $400,000 in Controversial Donations to US Democrats The Gateway Pundit

President Donald Trump and President Vladimir Putin held a joint press conference Monday in Helsinki, Finland.

During the press conference Putin dropped a major bomb!

Putin accused Bill Browder of donating $400,000,000 to HILLARY CLINTON!!!

(Update: Russian Tass news says the amount was $400,000 a mistranslation.)

Vladimir Putin: Last year there was one extradition case by the United States Mueller can use this treaty as an official request to us in this case this kind of effort should be a reciprical one For instance we can bring up Mr. Browder They sent a huge amount of money $400,000,000 to Hillary Clinton!

Putin offered permitting officials in the US, including Mueller, to Russia to assist in their investigation of the supposed Trump-Russia collusion story. Then Putin dropped his bomb where the US could reciprocate Russia in one of their investigations

For instance, we can bring up Mr. Browder, in this particular case.  Business associates of Mr. Browder have earned over $1.5 billion in Russia and never paid any taxes neither in Russia or the United States and yet the money escaped the country. They were transferred to the United States. They sent [a] huge amount of money, $400,000,000, as a contribution to the campaign of Hillary Clinton.  Well thats their personal case.  It might have been legal, the contribution itself but the way the money was earned was illegal.  So we have solid reason to believe that some [US] intelligence officers accompanied and guided these transactions.  So we have an interest in questioning them.

On Tuesday Russian Tass reported that Russia is ready to send a request to the US deep state over Bill Browders questioning.

The Russian Prosecutor Generals Office is ready to send a request for the questioning of staffers of US intelligence services and public officers within the framework of a criminal case against Hermitage Capital founder William Browder, prosecutors spokesman Alexander Kurennoy told a briefing on Tuesday.

Within the framework of a probe into a criminal case against William Browder and his criminal group, we are r...

03:30

#FakeNews: Media hacks have complete meltdown over Trump/Putin meeting Fellowship of the Minds

Guess they all forgot about this little open-mic moment Headlines I saw tonight: From HuffPo: SHOCKING UNPRECEDENTED SHAMEFUL CALAMITOUS Summit spin-out: Even GOP cant defend him! Pelosi: Presser proof Russia has dirt on Donald From Hollywood Reporter: Seth Meyers accuses Continue reading

03:05

Reps. Meadows, Jordan Ask IG Horowitz to Investigate if Rosenstein Threatened House Intel Members The Gateway Pundit

Reps. Mark Meadows (R-NC) and Jim Jordan (R-OH) sent a letter to Inspector General Michael Horowitz Monday asking him to investigate Rosensteins alleged threats to Congressional staffers.

This notion Mr. Rosenstein threatened to use his official investigative powers as Deputy Attorney General to retaliate against rank-and-file staff members for sending written oversight requests raises concerns he has abused his authority in the context of this investigation, Meadows and Jordan said in a letter to Horowitz.

Last month it was revealed Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein threatened to subpoena emails, phone records and other documents of Republican lawmakers on the House Intel Committee back in January, confirming previous reports.

Of course the FBI and DOJ disputed the account and defended Rosenstein.

The swamp always protects their own.

A DOJ official told Fox News that Rosenstein never threatened anyone in the room with a criminal investigation. The official said the department and bureau officials in the room are all quite clear that the characterization of events laid out here is false, adding that Rosenstein was responding to a threat of contempt.

Rep Matt Gaetz (R-FL) previously said he saw first hand what Rosensteins threats did to Congressional staff members. They were left stunned and physically shaking in his office out of concern for their families.

Rod Rosenstein is the cancer of the Justice Department and must be removed.

Letter from Meadows and Jordan to IG Horowitz (Via...

03:00

The Audacity Of Nope: Obama Chastises Political Leaders Who Reject Concept Of Objective Truth Weasel Zippers

Former Pres. Obama: "Unfortunately, too much of politics today seems to reject the very concept of objective truth. People just make stuff upwe see the utter loss of shame among political leaders where they're caught in a lie and they just double down" https://t.co/s4drXPlcRD pic.twitter.com/rn5o4xt9rM ABC News Politics (@ABCPolitics) July 17, 2018 From the []

02:49

It Begins: Fascist Democrat Lawmaker Deutch Calls on Facebook to Block Infowars During Congressional Hearing (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

This is the modern left Violent fascists

If you cant beat them in the public square of ideas Exterminate them.

Democrat Rep. Ted Deutch (D-FL) called on Facebook today to block and ban Infowars content online on its platform.

Deutch pressured Facebook and YouTube to remove Infowars content.

They dont even hide their hatred and intolerance anymore.

Heres the video:
(For some reason this video is not appearing on YouTube after we posted it. We will continue to monitor our YouTube account.)

Try this (1:47.57 in hearing)

The post It Begins: Fascist Democrat Lawmaker Deutch Calls on Facebook to Block Infowars During Congressional Hearing (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

02:30

Media Fails Again, Makes Up Story About Russian Spy In Oval Office, Hilarity Ensues Weasel Zippers

Heres a lot of funny responses to this. Via Daily Wire: On Tuesday, Mic senior political reporter Emily Singer made waves on Twitter by tweeting out a photo from the Oval Office, originally released by The New York Times. She explained that the photo showed now-indicted Russian spy Marina Butina in the Oval Office alongside []

02:00

Fox And Friends Host Implores Trump To Reverse Course After Putin Press Conference Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade implored President Donald Trump to reverse course after appearing to accept Russian President Vladimir Putins claim that he did not interfere in the 2016 presidential election. From the day you came down the escalator, you shocked the world. From November, when everyone had you losing, you []

02:00

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall, Who's The Trumpiest Of Them All? DownWithTyranny!

Do we need more like this in Congress?

Georgia is lousy with white Trumpists-- especially outside the Atlanta Metro, where Hillary did even better than Obama had. Trump won the state's 16 electoral votes 2,089,104 (51.05%) to 1,877,963 (45.89%). Even during the Republican primary, Trump won every single one of Georgia's 159 counties except 4 in the Atlanta Metro plus Clarke County (Athens), all of which were won by Rubio. In the general, 6 rural counties Obama won in 2012-- Baker, Dooly, Early, Peach, Quitman and Twiggs, swung over to Trump. White rural Georgia is still Trump Country, even if his favorability has sunk significantly in the suburbs and among minorities.

Jenna Johnson,writing for the Washington Post, used the Georgia GOP gubernatorial runoff primary to demonstrate how 2018 candidates are mimicking Trump's worst characteristics on the campaign trail. She started her report by pointed out that "In last weeks debate between Georgias Republican candidates for governor, policy was quickly abandoned as Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Secretary of State Brian Kemp lit into one another with a familiar slate of accusations. Kemp called Cagle a liar at least a dozen times. Cagle accused Kemp of conspiring with another Republican to release a recording of an 'out of context' private conversation. Kemp accused Cagle of spreading 'fake news' to Georgians, and Cagle repeatedly refused to apologize for saying what he says."

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01:50

Portland Gallery Puts Graphic Depiction of President Trump Being Beheaded on Public Display The Gateway Pundit

One Grand Gallery in Portland is facing online backlash after they put up an image of President Donald Trump being brutally assassinated in their store window.

The violent graphic is in public view where children will be exposed to it and features the caption F*ck Trump below the image of his throat being sliced.

The gallery is currently running an exhibit titled F*ck You, Mr. President which features art from roughly three dozen artists.

&

TONIGHT 7/13 @ 7pm!

Posted by ONE GRAND GALLERY on Friday, July 13, 2018

The controversial art currently on display in their window has prompted many outraged supporters of the President to call for people to report the gallery to the Secret Service. People have also flooded their Facebook page to leave poor reviews and scold them for their petulance. The gallery currently has a 1.4 star rating on the site.

I saw a painting in your store front window o...

01:30

Debt-Free RNC Hits 200 Million In Fundraising, 400% More Cash Than Dems Weasel Zippers

Now everyone just has to crash the boards and come out and vote in November. Via Daily Caller: The Republican National Committee (RNC) has crushed the $200 million mark in fundraising for the midterm election cycle, with $47 million in cash on hand, more than five times that of the Democrats $9 million, CNN reports []

01:21

LIVE STREAM=> Judiciary Hearing on Facebook, Twitter, Google Censorship of Conservative Voices Online The Gateway Pundit

The House Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on Tuesday on social media censorship of conservatives.

Breitbart is covering the hearing.

The House Judiciary Committees hearing will specifically look at concerns regarding a lack of transparency and potential bias in the filtering practices of social media companies, according to a press release issued Friday.

Mike Adams at Natural News posted a brilliant analysis of the crackdown on conservative voices.

Mikes report is here.

Rep. Steve King asked the tech giants about their censorship of top conservative news outlets including The Gateway Pundit.

Breitbart.com has livestream from the hearing today.

The post LIVE STREAM=> Judiciary Hearing on Facebook, Twitter, Google Censorship of Conservative Voices Online appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

01:08

Lisa Page Tosses FBI Sweetheart Peter Strzok Under Bus Tells Congress Their Text Messages Mean Exactly What They Say (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

On Monday former FBI lawyer Lisa Page, who was having an extramarital affair with fellow FBI Agent Peter Strzok during the 2016 presidential campaign, testified before Congress behind closed doors.

This follows Strzoks horrendous testimony before the House Judiciary and Oversight Committees on Thursday.

According to at least one GOP lawmaker Lisa Page tossed her former lover under the bus during her testimony on Monday.

Rep. John Ratcliffe (R-TX) told FOX and Friends on Tuesday that Lisa Page admitted her text messages with Peter Strzok meant exactly what they say.

The post Lisa Page Tosses FBI Sweetheart Peter Strzok Under Bus Tells Congress Their Text Messages Mean Exactly What They Say (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

01:03

Irans Supreme Leader Celebrates Birthday With Calls For Genocide Weasel Zippers

Via Algemeiner: Visitors to the Twitter feed of Irans supreme leaderon Monday were treated to the incongruous sight of multicolored balloons floating above a series of incendiary anti-Israel tweets. The celebratory mood on what is normally a rather somber feed marks Ayatollah Ali Khameneis 79th birthday which falls on Tuesday, July 17, in the []

00:51

PAUL RYAN Explodes at Presser, Blasts POTUS Trumps Putin Comments: Russia Does Not Share Our Values! (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

GOP Speaker Paul Ryan attacked President Trump on Monday following his meeting and press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Ryan released his comments after the presidents press conference on Monday.

Paul Ryan felt the need to remind the US President that Russia is not our ally.

On Tuesday Speaker Ryan EXPLODED at his press conference.

The GOP lawmaker continued his attacks on President Trump.

Paul Ryan felt the need to reassure the liberal media where he stands.

Has Paul Ryan ever shown this much disdain for Democrats?

The post PAUL RYAN Explodes at Presser, Blasts POTUS Trumps Putin Comments: Russia Does Not Share Our Values! (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

00:31

Muitos militares que atuam na interveno no Rio moram em comunidades ocupadas The Intercept

Nascido no Realengo, zona oeste do Rio, Saulo Matte segundo sargento do Exrcito.

00:30

Street artist Sabo goes after Sacha Baron Cohen in Stolen Valor billboard Fellowship of the Minds

Good. I hope Sachas children see this. From Hollywood Reporter: The prankster Sacha Baron Cohen has himself been pranked, courtesy of a conservative street artist who hijacked a billboard across the street from CBS studios near the corner of Beverly Continue reading

00:18

Cynthia Nixon and Four Other Progressives Receive Backing of Group That Helped Propel Ocasio-Cortez to Victory The Intercept

The group that helped propel Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to her upset victory over Rep. Joe Crowley is announcing Tuesday that it will be endorsing an additional five progressive Democratic challengers.

The first of these is Cynthia Nixon, who is challenging incumbent New York Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo in his primary election in September. Nixon has made the convictions of Cuomos close associates in corruption trials a feature of her campaign, and she wants to establish a single-payer health care system in the state.

In addition to Nixon, four other Democrats earned the groups endorsement.

In Minnesota, Ilhan Omar a Democratic state representative vying to replace Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison in the states 5th Congressional District earned Justice Democrats backing. Omar is known as the first Somali-American to serve in a state legislature in the United States, and if elected, would be the first Muslim woman to hold a seat in Congress. Omar promises to push for a federal jobs guarantee, a $15 minimum wage, and Medicare for All if elected.

Justice Democrats is a small-donor funded operation that works to elect Democrats on the progressive end of the spectrum.

Vermonts Christine Hallquist, the former CEO of Vermont Electric Cooperative, got Justice Democrats support in that state in her bid for governor. Her platform includes a $15 minimum wage and paid family and medical leave insurance.

Rhode Island state Rep. Aaron Regunberg got Justice Democrats backing in his bid for lieutenant governor of his state. Regunberg was one of the masterminds behind the successful push for paid sick leave in the state. In addition to wanting to create a single-payer health care system in Rhode Island, he wants tough ethics reforms, including...

00:00

New Jersey Social Worker To Bring Trump Baby Balloon To America Weasel Zippers

He will have to launch the balloon outside of the restricted airspace. Via People: The Trump Baby blimp that flew over Londonand grabbed international headlines during recent protests over Donald Trumps visit to the U.K.is coming stateside. As soon as Didier Jiminez-Castro of Hillsborough, New Jersey, saw the sensation the 20-foot balloon of a diapered []

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23:48

Illegal alien decapitates 13 y.o. autistic girl Fellowship of the Minds

Mexicos drug-cartel beheadings have come to America brought to you by the illegals-indulgent pro-sanctuary Democratic Party. Sinaloa Cartel is a Mexican crime syndicate and the most active drug cartel involved in smuggling illicit drugs, primarily of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, Continue reading

23:30

ICE Arrests 37 Illegal Aliens In Latest Sweep; Slams N.J. County For Being A Sanctuary Weasel Zippers

16 should have been turned over to ICE. Via Breaking 911: U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) Newark Field Office arrested 37 individuals during a five-day operation that concluded Friday, as part of the agencys ongoing public safety efforts. The operation targeted criminal aliens who were previously incarcerated at the []

23:12

Trump Said Nice Things to Putin Roosevelt Gave Eastern Europe to Stalin Resulting in At Least 3 Million Murders The Gateway Pundit

Liberal elites and Never Trump Republicans blew a gasket following President Donald Trumps meeting and press conference with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

Trump bashers said never in history had a US president given away so much to a Russian leader.
Heres the montage via NewsBusters:

But this shows the complete ignorance of the ruling elites.

Former Ambassador William Bullitt wrote in 1948 on how Democratic President Franklin Roosevelt handed over Eastern Europe to Soviet tyrant Joseph Stalin without reservation.

This action resulted in the extermination of at least 3 million Eastern Europeans at the hands of Stalin and his communist leaders.

At least 3 million eastern Europeans were murdered under the communist regimes in the latter part of the 20th century.

Spare us your histrionics.

The post...

23:01

Charlotte City Council Votes To Accept 2020 RNC Bid At Special Meeting With 100+ Speakers Weasel Zippers

Charlotte is going to be chockful of protesters. Via WBTV: The Charlotte City Council voted 6-5 to approve bringing the 2020 Republican National Convention coming to the Queen City during a special meeting on Monday. Mayor Vi Lyles, who called for the special meeting last week, said the purpose was to consider taking action regarding []

22:42

Her 13-Year Old Son Is in America. She Is Stranded in Djibouti. What Can a Yemeni Mother Do? The Intercept

Yemeni men with visa applications rejected under the travel ban wait for help inside the Djibouti office of U.S.-based law firm Goldberg and Associates on July 8, 2018.

22:35

National Guard Deployment Led To More Than 10,000 Arrests Of Illegal Aliens, Says CBP Weasel Zippers

Deportations is what counts. Via Washington Examiner: The National Guards deployment to the southwest border in mid-April has led to 10,805 deportable alien arrests of people who illegally entered the United States from Mexico, a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokeswoman said Monday. Because guardsmen are military personnel and not law enforcement officers, they cannot []

22:00

Blue America Endorses An Inspiring New Candidate-- Meet Matt Haggman (FL-27) DownWithTyranny!


I want to introduce Blue America's newest endorsed candidate, Matt Haggman in Miami-Dade, the 27th district, from which Ileana Ros-Lehtinen is retiring. The only reason this very blue seat has remained in Republican hands for so long is because Debbie Wasserman Schultz has done everything in her once- considerable power to undermine and sabotage any Democrat who has gone up against Ros-Lehtinen, an old crony of hers from when they both served in the Florida state legislature and worked together to gerrymander the state in a way that helped the GOP and, of course, Wasserman Schultz. She's now a largely reviled and powerless character and Ros-Lehtinen realized without Debbie working for her behind the scenes-- Debbie's no longer even allowed behind the scenes-- she'd better retire with grace. The district has a PVI of R+5 and Hillary beat Trump there 58.5% to 38.9%, the biggest, bluest margin in any Republican-held district in the entire country.

Goal Thermometer This cycle, predictably, a boatload of Democrats jumped into the race. Since then many of them dropped out, leaving it a contest basically between progressive Matt Haggman and two garden variety Democrats, Clinton-era throwback Donna Shalala and moderate state legislator David Richardson. All have raised approximately the same out of money. Shalala and Richardson, though, are both self-funders who each dropped over half a million dollars of their own money into their campaigns. Yep... seat buyers. Clearly the best of the three candidates, I asked Matt to introduce himself to DWT readers with a guest post. If you like what he has to say, please consider contributing to his campaign-- by clicking on the Blue America 2018 congressional thermometer on the right.




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21:30

Deep State is in a Panic Fearing Putin Shared with Trump Devastating Information Not Yet Reported The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Joe Hoft

We reported over the weekend that >

The Democrats, Deep State Mueller and Rosenstein and their MSM are doing all they can to prevent President Donald Trump from meeting with Russian President Putin.

Why are they so persistent in stopping the President of the US from meeting with Putin?  You would think this was a good thing, right?

President Trump is planning on meeting with Russian President Putin over the next few days in Finland.  These will be the first scheduled meetings between the US President, accused by the Democrats and the Deep State and their MSM of the fake story of colluding with the Russians during the 2016 campaign.

The Deep State is going crazy CNN reports the following

President Trump should cancel his meeting with Vladimir Putin until Russia takes demonstrable and transparent steps to prove that they wont interfere in future elections. Glad-handing with Vladimir Putin on the heels of these indictments would be an insult to our democracy, Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said in a statement.

The top Democrat in the House, Rep. Nancy Pelosi of California, tweeted, @realDonaldTrump must immediately cancel his meeting with Putin.

Far left VOX goes as far as to call the meeting a gift for Putin.

Corrupt Rosenstein came out Friday with a quickly scheduled presser to announce the indictment of another 12 Russians supposedly who interfered in the 2016 election.  The case however, like the prior indictments against Russians, appears weak at best.  Numerous observations already over the weekend show the indictments are suspect.

So why are the Democrats, the Deep State and the MSM so petrified of President Trump meeting with Putin?  The answer is because they are deathly afraid of not what Putin might tell Trump but what evidence Putin might have that would indict their leaders in prior criminal action...

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