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Friday, 13 April

04:55

Commandant of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation: Who Is Robert Alvaro? [News - AllGov]

Colonel Robert Francisco Alvaro took command of the Western Hemisphere Institute for Security Cooperation (WHINSEC) at Fort Benning, Georgia, on July 19, 2017, succeeding Col. Keith W. Anthony. Called the School of the Americas (SOA) from 1946 to 2001, WHINSEC is a US combat training school mainly for Latin American soldiers and police90% of classes are taught in Spanish. The name change was prompted by a scandal when the Pentagon released SOA training manuals that taught torture, extortion, and execution. In fact, more than 80,000 Latin American military and police officers have received training at SOA/WHINSEC, including such human rights violators as Panamas Omar Torrijos and Manuel Noriega; Guatemalas Efran Ros Montt; and Chiles Manuel Contreras.

 

Born March 12, 1969, Robert Francisco Alvaro earned a B.A. in Psychology at the University of Puerto Rico in 1991 and an M.A. in Latin American Studies at the University of South Florida in 2004. He also completed courses in 2005 at the U.S. Armys Command and General Staff College and in 2008 at the Joint and Combined Warfighting School, which is part of Joint Forces Staff College at National Defense University.

 

Alvaro has spent his entire career in the U.S. Army, first in the infantry and later as a foreign area officer, rising to the rank of colonel. He has served as battalion logistical officer, company executive officer, and rifle platoon leader in the 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York; as plans officer in the Second Infantry Division in South Korea; and as division G3 readiness officer and company commander in the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

 

As a foreign area officer, Alvaro has served as chief of the Office of Security Cooperation-Nicaragua; deputy Army section chief of the Office of Security Cooperation-Iraq; country director at the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Western Hemisphere Affairs; political military planner; country desk officer at the United States Southern Command; and exchange instructor at the Argentine Army Mountain Operations School. He also served during Operation New Dawn (2010-2011) in Baghdad, Iraq.

 

From October 2014 to June 2017, Alvaro served as chief of strategic outreach and chief of strategic plans and communications at the William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies (CHDS).&nbsp...

02:11

President Trump Thanks Gov. Jerry Brown For Sending National Guard To Border, Despite Brown Refusing To Enforce Immigration Laws The Gateway Pundit

This morning, President Trump thanked Governor Jerry Brown for sending the National Guard to the California-Mexico border. Despite Gov. Brown agreeing to accept federal funds and add about 400 troops, Brown asserted that the deployed troops will only be used to support operations targeting transnational criminal gangs, human traffickers and illegal firearm and drug smugglers and not be used for enforcing federal immigration laws. Also in his statement, Gov Brown stated, This will not be a mission to build a new wall. It will not be a mission to round up women and children or detain people escaping violence and seeking a better life.

Does this mean Gov. Brown is going to ask incoming illegals, Are you bringing crime or are you a good illegal that will vote for me next election? I guess well see how this plays out maybe Gov Brown will ask National Guard to give incoming illegals LA Lakers hats and welcome to America brochures.

Despite this, President Trump seems optimistic, tweeting: California Governor Jerry Brown is doing the right thing and sending the National Guard to the Border. Thank you Jerry, good move for the safety of our Country!

 

The post President Trump Thanks Gov. Jerry Brown For Sending National Guard To Border, Despite Brown Refusing To Enforce Immigration Laws appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

02:09

Screaming Code Pink Leftists Interrupt Mike Pompeo Senate Hearing (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Code Pink leftists interrupted Mike Pompeos senate hearing today.

Code Pinker Ann Wright was removed from the hearing today.
She says she was a former diplomat.

Pompeo says he will use diplomacy rather than sending US troops to war.

The post Screaming Code Pink Leftists Interrupt Mike Pompeo Senate Hearing (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

02:09

War with Syria What Is It Good For? We May Soon Find Out DownWithTyranny!

Yemen civilian deaths amid Saudi Arabia-led war rise as U.S. Senate approves arms deal with Saudis (source). The Houthis are predominately Shia-led. Saudi Arabia, Sunni-led, with major U.S. support, is killing them.

by Gaius Publius

Two data points to keep in mind as you contemplate the next Middle East escalation or rather, as you contemplate the effects of the escalation while others contemplate the escalation itself. You and your preferences are not a factor in their contemplation; they will wage war when and as they choose.

First this, from Pentagon chief James Mattis at the end of February 2018 via Newsweek (h/t Twitter friend Boris Dirnbach):
Now Mattis Admits There Was No Evidence Assad Used Poison Gas on His People

Lost in the hyper-politicized hullabaloo surrounding the Nunes Memorandum and the Steele Dossier was the striking statement by Secretary of Defense James Mattis that the U.S. has no evidence that the Syrian government used the banned nerve agent Sarin against its own people.

This assertion flies in the face of the White House (NSC) Memorandum which was rapidly produced and declassified to justify an American Tomahawk missile strike against the Shayrat airbase in Syria.

Mattis offered no temporal qualifications, which means that both the 2017 event in Khan Sheikhoun and the 2013 tragedy in Ghouta are unsolved cases in the eyes of the Defense Department and Defense Intelligence Agency.
Regular readers of our reports were alerted to this deception as early as last April. Among the many pieces presenting contrary evidence was this one.

Next this, from...

01:46

As Most Democrats Stay Silent, Elizabeth Warren Calls on Israel to Exercise Restraint Against Palestinian Protesters The Intercept

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., broke with the political establishment and called on the Israeli government to respect the rights of Palestinian protesters in Gaza in a statement to The Intercept on Wednesday.

I am deeply concerned about the deaths and injuries in Gaza, Warren said. As additional protests are planned for the coming days, the Israel Defense Forces should exercise restraint and respect the rights of Palestinians to peacefully protest.

The statement is a sign that the turning tide of opinions on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict within the Democratic Party which has traditionally been stridently pro-Israel is trickling up to senior figures in the party. (A recent survey from the Pew Research Center showed that Democrats are almost as likely to be sympathetic to Palestinians as they are to Israelis.) It also signifies Warrens personal evolution on the issue, as she has not always acknowledged Palestinian rights. In 2014, Warren more or less repeated Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahus talking points about the war in Gaza, defending Israels right to self-defense against Hamas, even as the military bombarded civilian infrastructure in Gaza. She also walked away when asked a question about Gaza at the liberal Netroots Nation conference that year.

Warren is the second potential 2020 presidential candidate to speak up in favor of Palestinian rights in recent weeks. The first was Sen. Bernie Sanders, D-Vt., who was the first member of Congress to comment on the situation at all when he said the killing of protesters in Gaza was tragic in a tweet late last month.

In a follow-up appearance on CNN, Sanders was asked about the Israeli governments explanation that it was responding to direct attacks from Hamas fighters in the crowd.

Do you accept the Israeli governments explanat...

01:45

Left Loses Their Golden Child: David Hogg Turns 18 Weasel Zippers

So now were completely free to call him a lying weasel? Via Twitchy: How good of David to share with the world that he turned 18, which makes him officially an adult. Does that mean we can start treating him like wed treat any other Leftist who deliberately lies and uses half-truths to push a []

01:41

Syria - Threat Of Large War Recedes But May Come Back Moon of Alabama

The expected U.S. attack on Syria last night did not happen. Today U.S President Trump seemed to pull back from his earlier attempt to pressure Russia over a faked chemical incident in Ghouta, Syria: Donald J. Trump @realDonaldTrump - 10:15...

01:25

Steve Bannon Has A Plan To Cripple The Mueller Witch Hunt Heres How He Would Do It The Gateway Pundit

According to reports, former Trump strategist Steve Bannon has been pitching White House officials on a plan to cripple, special counsel Robert Muellers Russia probe. 

National Post reports:

Stephen Bannon, who was ousted as White House chief strategist last summer but has remained in touch with some members of President Donald Trumps circle, is pitching a plan to West Wing aides and congressional allies to cripple the federal probe into Russian interference in the 2016 election, according to four people familiar with the discussions.

The first step, these people say, would be for Trump to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who oversees the work of special counsel Robert Mueller III and in recent days signed off on a search warrant of Trumps longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Bannon is also recommending the White House cease its cooperation with Mueller, reversing the policy of Trumps legal team to provide information to the special counsels team and to allow staff members to sit for interviews.

And he is telling associates inside and outside the administration that the president should create a new legal battleground to protect himself from the investigation by asserting executive privilege and arguing that Muellers interviews with White House officials over the past year should now be null and void.

In an interview with the Washington Post, Bannon said President Trump wasnt adequately advised about the implications of not involving executive  privilege.

It was a strategic mistake to turn over everything without due process, and executive privilege should be exerted immediately and retroactively, Bannon said.

Currently, the White House has not signaled its willingness to consider Bannons proposal.

If you say his name in front of the president, its not a pretty sight, a Trump administration official told the Washington Post.

The president really goes off about him....

01:24

Vermont Governor Signs Three Major Pieces Of Gun Control Legislation Into Law Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: Vermont Gov. Phil Scott signed three pieces of gun control legislation Wednesday, increasing the age for purchasing assault weapons, banning bump stocks, and expanding background checks for firearm purchases. Scott also signed into law a red flag policy to make it easier for police to take guns from potentially dangerous people, reported []

01:15

A Key Trump-Russia Intermediary Has Been Missing for Months, as the Case for Collusion Grows Stronger The Intercept

Senator Jeff Sessions (R-AL) (2L) speaks with a guest while Russian Ambassador to the US Sergey Kislyak (front row R) waits to hear Republican US Presidential hopeful Donald Trump speak about foreign policy at the Mayflower Hotel April 27, 2016 in Washington, DC.

01:15

Trump Can Still Try to Save His Own Ass Booman Tribune

Phillip Bump of the Washington Post has a helpful article up that helps us understand the law that established the process for a special counsel, including how a special counsel can and cannot be removed. As part of his analysis, he points at that Congress has at long last decided to add some protections for Robert Mueller so that President Trump will find it more difficult to fire him, but he also warns that even if the law passes and is signed into law by Trump (or Congress overrides his veto), the president can still find ways to obstruct justice.

The action in the Senate is happening initially in that chambers Judiciary Committee which is chaired by Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa. Sen. Grassley is moving a bill that is sponsored by Republican Sen. Thom Tillis of North Carolina and co-sponsored by Sens. Lindsey Graham, Chris Coons and Cory Booker.

The Posts Karoun Demirjian reports that the bipartisan bill would mandate a 10-day waiting period after an order to fire the special counsel, during which period the firing could be appealed to a panel of three judges and during which time no staff changes could be made to the special counsels team and no documents could be destroyed.

In other words, Trump would not be able to send people in to confiscate Muellers records and his decision to fire him would have to pass muster with the judicial branch of the government. But if Trump were to instead to simply fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and replace him with someone else, he could gain control over what Mueller can and cannot do.

As we noted on Tuesday, though, replacing Rosenstein gives Trump another way to interfere with the investigation. Remember: Rosenstein gets final say over prosecutions and areas of investigation. Replacing Rosenstein with someone willing to help derail Mueller would allow Trump to tie Muellers hands. The new deputy attorney general could simply block any new indictments or, as an expert told me, like...

Trump is Acting Like Nixon in His Last Days Booman Tribune

Lets do a bit of comparing and contrasting by looking at how President Trump is behaving and then taking a look back at President Nixons last days in office. In our sequel, the role of Henry Kissinger will be played by self-styled Democrat, attorney Alan Dershowitz. John Kelly will be very inadequately play the role of Alexander Haig.  They say history doesnt repeat itself but it does rhyme. Let us see.

Inside the White House, Mr. Trump furious after the F.B.I. raided his longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen spent much of the day brooding and fearful and near what two people close to the West Wing described as a meltdown.

Mr. Trumps mood had begun to sour even before the raids on his lawyer. People close to the White House said that over the weekend, the president engaged in few activities other than dinner at the Trump International Hotel. He tuned into Fox News, they said, watched reports about the so-called deep state looking to sink his presidency and became unglued.

At times in those last few weeks, Nixon brooded in the Lincoln Sitting Room or his secret hideaway office in the Old Executive Office Building across the street from the White House.  Even in the White House summer, Nixon would sit in one of the two rooms with a fire burning in the fireplace scribbling memos to himself on his familiar yellow legal padsOften, an aide or valet would find Nixon loudly blaring his favorite music the score from the 1950s documentary Victory at Sea.  Other times, Nixon would listen to the tapes from his Oval Office recording system that were bringing his Presidency down around him, rewinding, fast-forwarding, listening again-and-again to his own voice saying the things now coming back to haunt him.

Richard Nixon and Donald Trump are much different people but they share some unfortunate traits in common. One is their tendency to sulk and brood when things are going badly for them. Another thing they seem to share is simmering resentments that get expressed in unhealthy ways, including displays of paranoia.

Mr. Trump angrily told his advisers that people were trying to undermine him and that he wanted to get rid of three top Justice Department officials Jeff Sessions, the attorney general; Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general who appointed Mr. Mueller; and Christopher A. Wray, the F.B.I. director according to two people familiar with what took place....

Trump's Death Star Had a Weakness Booman Tribune

Where to start? The presidents own executive branch of the government has such overwhelming evidence of criminality that they felt compelled to seek and were able to obtain the consent of the judicial branch of the government to raid the office, home, and hotel room of Trumps personal lawyer, Mr. Fix-It and consigliere, Michael Cohen. And part of what they were authorized to seize were communications between Cohen and Trump that would ordinarily be protected by attorney-client privilege. In other words, they had strong evidence that Cohen and Trump have engaged in a criminal conspiracy or conspiracies.

Is that a good beginning?

Needless to say, nothing like this is ever supposed to happen. Under ordinary circumstances, there in no chance in hell that warrants like this would be sought, let alone authorized by a long list of people from the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York (who was appointed by Trump), to the acting head of the Criminal Division of the Justice Department, to the Deputy Attorney General (who was also appointed by Trump), to the U.S. District Court judge. Authorizing raids on the presidents lawyer that seek his presumptively privileged communications is a sure-fire career ender, and anyone in the chain of this process could and would have put an end to the idea if it wasnt on the most irrefutably sound foundation.

That this happened at all isnt just glaring evidence that a huge crime is about to surface but also an indication of just how furious the Justice Department and the FBI is with the behavior and rhetoric of the president. They are not going to tolerate it.

As for the consequences, Michael Cohen is the weak spot in Trumps Death Star. There is probably more evidence of crime in his files than you could find from any other source. The scope of the criminality implicated here is mind-boggling and possibly involves everything from the giant fraud of Trump University to bribes of foreign dignitaries to sophisticated money laundering schemes, to countless payouts for hush money, to a comprehensive list of paramours, to thuggish threats to feed people their own testicles.  It also has direct relevance to the Russia investigation on almost every level.

Cohen was negotiating a Moscow Trump Tower with the help of Felix Sater (who is already cooperating) throughout 2015. He carried a message to Michael Flynn on how to implicate the current Ukrainian president in crimes. His brother is married to the daughter of a recently deceased oligarch and he was implicated as the contact with the Russians in the...

01:03

Poll On 2nd Amendment Repeal Shows Nobody Wants To Take Your Guns Is Not Accurate Weasel Zippers

Via Twitchy: Second Amendment supporters know very well that often debates about gun rights culminate with liberals laughing off any concern that the Left wants to confiscate and/or ban guns by claiming that nobody is calling for that. According to this poll, there are a lot of nobodys out there: So much for nobody wants []

01:00

Russia TV Instructs Viewers How to Prepare Bomb Shelters For Nuclear War (Video) The Gateway Pundit

Russia TV 24 instructed viewers how to survive a nuclear attack this week.

This comes after two years of Democrats and the liberal mainstream media pushing war against Russia as an excuse of Hillary Clintons loss to Donald Trump.

Zero Hedge reported:

Russia-24 (-24), a state-owned Russian-language news channel from Moscow, spent five minutes on Tuesday advising its viewers how to prepare for a nuclear war amid the increasing tensions with the United States over Syria. The television anchor urged the countrys citizens to purchase essential items and emergency supplies to stock their bomb shelters.

The title of the television broadcast Inviolable stock: what should I take with me to the bomb shelter?, explains how a nuclear war with the United States would be catastrophic, as a TV anchor from Russia-24 informed citizens how to get ready for World War III.

If some people did give in to the panic, and decided to spend all their savings on a survival kit, well tell you how to not waste money on something you wont need.

He recommended that people purchase salt, oatmeal, and other products that have a long shelf life. He even said powdered milk, grains, and sugar could last for years in storage, as one video during the broadcast demonstrated how to cook pasta while hiding in a bunker. The special broadcast then transitions to the next TV presenter Alexey Kazako, who explains the number one rule of surviving a nuclear blast is fewer sweets, more water.

Read the rest here.

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00:41

Sheryl Attkisson Reveals Who Facebook Would Have Judge What Fake News Was Weasel Zippers

Facebook's plan to crack down on #FakeNews relies on "fact checkers" working for organizations who've gotten caught themselves promoting fake news. @SharylAttkisson explains https://t.co/EyEwrWCCLW pic.twitter.com/HuB5BAPyeT Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) April 11, 2018

00:30

00:29

Same Islamic Rebel Group Accusing Assad of Chemical Attacks Used Chemical Weapons Against Kurds The Gateway Pundit

The same Syrian rebels who claimed the Assad Government dropped chemical bombs on innocents in Douma were caught using dead children to play on Western emotions.

BBC reporter Riam Dalati tweeted: Sick and Tired of activists and rebels using corpses of dead children to stage emotive scenes for Western consumption.


Jaish al-Islam

The same US-backed rebels also used chemical weapons against the Kurds in 2016.

Express.co reported:

Jaish al-Islam (Army of Islam) was formerly known as Liwa al-Islam (Brigade of Islam) and is a coalition of Salafist Islamist militant groups based in the Douma and Eastern Ghouta regions of the Syrian capital of Damascus.

Douma was the site of an alleged chemical weapons attack where up to 43 people were killed and it has been blamed on the Syrian regime.

But according to reports from news outlet Kurdistan 24, the group admitted it used chemical weapons in a mainly Kurdish populated area in the city of Aleppo, northern Syria in April 2016.

In an official statement, Jaish al-Islam said: One of the field commanders in Aleppo used weapons that he was not authorised to use in these kinds of confrontations.

The post...

00:06

Cruz Sounds Alarm On Trumps 9th Circuit Nominee Weasel Zippers

Better be sure not to screw up this historic opportunity. Via Daily Caller: Mark Bennett, President Donald Trumps second nominee for the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, signed several amicus (or friend of the court) briefs breaking from conservative legal orthodoxy on the First and Second Amendments during his tenure as Hawaii Attorney General. []

00:04

Trump Pauses on Syrian Strike Crushing Hopes of Warhawks Everywhere The Gateway Pundit

President Trump paused on a Syrian airstrike today saying he never promised an attack in the first place.

President Trump tweeted this out Thursday morning.

POTUS TRUMP: Never said when an attack on Syria would take place. Could be very soon or not so soon at all! In any event, the United States, under my Administration, has done a great job of ridding the region of ISIS. Where is our Thank you America?

Related: US Backed Syrian Rebels Caught Staging Corpses of Dead Children in Douma to Play on Western Emotions

The post Trump Pauses on Syrian Strike Crushing Hopes of Warhawks Everywhere appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

00:03

The Totalitarian Left: CA SB1424 will criminalize the spreading of fake news Fellowship of the Minds

The California state government has gone from radical Left to full-tilt totalitarian. CA State Senator Richard Pan (D), who introduced mandatory vaccines into law via SB 277 in 2015, has introduced another anti-freedom bill, SB 1424, which will ban web Continue reading

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Thursday, 12 April

23:40

Canadian Social Justice Journalist Cites Maleness And Whiteness In Grieving For Junior Hockey League Deaths Weasel Zippers

A new low. Via Daily Caller: A Canadian journalist has created outrage on social media over her comments on last weekends tragic collision in Saskatchewan that killed 15 members of a junior hockey league team. Happy socialist Nora Loreto, who has written for Macleans magazine and the Globe and Mail, suggested that the national grieving []

23:18

White NC Democrat: Im A Member Of The African-American Community Weasel Zippers

Got hot sauce? Via Raleigh News and Observer: Asked about promoting diversity in North Carolina, a candidate for the state House said its not something he needs to talk about because hes lived it as a member of the African-American community. Gary Shipman, one of three Democrats hoping to challenge Republican Rep. Holly Grange []

23:18

SARAH PALIN: Why Should We Sacrifice Even One of Our Sons or Daughters in Syria? The Gateway Pundit

Sarah Palin was the latest conservative to speak out against a new war in Syria.

The former vice presidential candidate said the thought of war in Syria really makes me nervous.

Breitbart.com reported:

Why in the world we would be willing to sacrifice even one of our sons or daughters who will be sent over [to Syria]? asked Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin during a Tuesday interview with SiriusXM host Rebecca Mansour for Breitbart News Tonight.

It really makes me nervous that there seems to be some enthusiasm for the U.S. to interject ourselves again in a foreign countrys battles when no one has articulated yet what our interest is there, Palin said. We should have learned our lesson with Iraq and Afghanistan. I look at it as the blood, the sweat, the toil that has been spent on our end when you cant really see what the gain is in a lot of respects. We just cant allow ourselves get back in that mode with Syria.

Palin warned of advocacy for military operations in Syria rooted in financial self-interest. She stated, I hate to say it, but a lot of the talk thats enthusiastic about war, unfortunately, comes from people with strong ties to defense contractors and have strong ties to those who ultimately can make money on the operations. So often you got to follow the money and that leads you to what the root is of some of these arguments.

Read the rest here.

Heres the audio:

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23:14

Open Letter: We Demand That Julian Assanges Rights Be Restored The Gateway Pundit

With deep pride in the rights we hold so dear, we are calling on those who share our love of liberty to respectfully ask the Ecuadorian government to give Julian Assange back his voice. We are also asking that the United States end the Grand Jury investigation into WikiLeaks and drop any charges against the publisher and all other staff members.

via @SomersetBean

On March 25, Ecuador caved to pressure from the United States and Spanish governments to isolate Assange by revoking his right to have visitors, make phone calls or use the internet.

In targeting WikiLeaks, the corporate media and unelected powers that are challenged by their truthful publications are actively attempting to destroy the great vision of our Founding Fathers.

The First Continental Congress wrote that the freedom of press was important not only for the advancement of truth, but so that those who seek to abuse power are shamed or intimidated into more honourable and just modes of conducting affairs. They asserted that without this right, a people cannot be free and happy.

With media giants actively working with many politicians, WikiLeaks publications have become absolutely vital in provoking meaningful debate and creating informed voters in our nation.

In a recent court filing, Trumps campaign lawyer passionately argued that there can be no serious doubt that the disclosures from WikiLeaks are newsworthy and of public concern and must be considered protected under our First Amendment. We agree with him fully, yet the administration has not only continued the Obama-era war against the publisher, but ramped it up significantly.

In an op-ed for the Washington Post last year, Assange eloquently explained that WikiLeaks sole interest is expressing constitutionally protected truths, which I remai...

23:00

Matt Forney Live: Art, Terror, and Psychosis with Glahn and Artistic Layman (Live Tonight at 7PM Eastern) Matt Forney

Many of my readers are also fans of Davis Aurini and the thrice-weekly live show he hosts with Artistic Layman, a show on which Im a frequent guest. Because Aurini will be on vacation for the next two weeks, Artistic Layman and I will be guest-hosting the show on my YouTube channel. Our second show will air tonight at 7PM Eastern (6PM Central/4PM Pacific).

On this episode of Matt Forney Live, we will be joined by Glahn, author and host of Heyoka Pod, to discuss the death of American literature, the corruption of both the mainstream publishing industry and the alt-lit community, and our plans to revitalize American literature.

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22:57

Sessions Cuts Free Legal Help For Illegal Aliens Weasel Zippers

Time for community activists to step up to the plate. Via San Diego Union Tribune: The Department of Justice will not renew funding for a legal orientation program for detained immigrants at least temporarily beginning in May while it reevaluates the programs effectiveness. The program, which began in 2003 nationwide and came to []

22:55

THE RNC'S ANTI-COMEY SPIN DOCTORS ARE DOING IT WRONG No More Mister Nice Blog

CNN reports on the Republican National Committee's effort to spin the forthcoming James Comey memoir -- which doesn't seem very smart to me:

The battle plan against Comey, obtained by CNN, calls for branding the nation's former top law enforcement official as "Lyin' Comey" through a website, digital advertising and talking points to be sent to Republicans across the country before his memoir is released next week. The White House signed off on the plan, which is being overseen by the Republican National Committee.

"Comey is a liar and a leaker and his misconduct led both Republicans and Democrats to call for his firing," Republican chairwoman Ronna McDaniel said in a statement to CNN.
The RNC doesn't seem to understand which voters it's targeting or what will appeal to them. First, not only is "Lyin' Comey" this effort's brand, but the site is lyincomey.com. The phrase, obviously, is like something from a Trump tweet -- and even many Trump fans don't particularly like his tweeting, while people on the left and center find it appalling.

So right away this alienates all but the most rabid deplorables. However, the first thing you see on the home page is a rotating series of quotes from Democrats -- Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, Maxine Waters, Hillary Clinton -- criticizing Comey.



So ... the site is aimed at Democrats? But the quoted Democrats seem to have been chosen not for the high level of respect they have among Democratic voters, or among non-Republican voters. These aren't the four most admired Dems in America. They seem to have been chosen because they're the Democrats most hated by Republicans.

And a second or two after you hit this page with quotes from Democrats, you get this pop-up:



So the site is aimed at Republicans? In that case, why rotate through a series of quotes from Democrats, especially Democrats who are particularly hated by Republicans?

Is it because you want Republicans telling Democrats at backyard...

22:50

US Corporations Expect Best 1st Quarter Profits Ever! Net Income After Taxes Expected to Increase 14% An Unheard of Number! The Gateway Pundit

Guest post by Joe Hoft

1st Quarter 2018 Results are just starting to be reported for US companies and expectations are that because of President Trumps economic measures, the bottom line or net profits for these companies will be the best 1st Quarter results ever!

2017 was a very good year for the Dow, S&P 500 and all the major US stock indices. The Dow set numerous records such as having 70 all- time highs by years end.  President Trumps first year in office was arguably the best year ever for the Dow. (See our summary of year-end results including the Dow).

The S&P 500 also had an incredible year. 2017 was the first year in the S&P 500s history that every month netted a positive increase for the overall index, and it increased a total during the year of 21.7%.  The same index by October reached a record set 20 years prior by recording its 6th straight day ending in a new all-time high.

President Trumps efforts to increase jobs through growth paid off as regulations were cut and industries like coal and oil were virtually opened up for business through regulation cuts. In addition, the tax code was revamped resulting in a tax regime that is more business and individual friendly.  Tax rates were cut and Americans and American companies were awarded significant changes to their tax rates starting in 2018.

For individual tax payers the Trump tax cuts will lower rates and double the amount of standard deductions from each payers tax bill. Corporate results will be just as significant with the corporate rate being cut from 35% (one of the highest rates in the world) to 21%.

As a result of these tax cuts, most US Corporation will deliver a net income in their financial results that is 14% greater than prior year. This starts in the 1st Quarter of 2018 and the results for many major companies will begin being reported in the next few weeks.  This means that for every large corporation repor...

22:46

New Developments In The Skripal Drama - Police Statement, OPCW Report Release Moon of Alabama

There are a few notable developments in the Skripal case about the poisoning of a former British secret agent from Russia and his daughter in Salisbury. (If you are new to the issue please refer to our older pieces listed...

22:34

Florida Sheriff Lauds ICE Partnership After Road Rage Suspect Found To Be In Country Illegally Weasel Zippers

Adios. Via WTSP: The driver deputies say rammed his car into a motorcyclist might be on a fast track to deportation. Sarasota County Sheriff Tom Knight announced Wednesday his detectives arrested Magdiel Medrano-Bonilla in connection with a road-rage incident caught on camera, which showed a driver veer into a motorcyclist, sending the biker off the []

22:00

The Mercers: The Most Dangerous-- And Toxic-- Family In America DownWithTyranny!

Rebekah, Kellyanne and Bannon (missing from the photo: Satan)

Man, do I have the coolest Twitter followers! I threw out some real red meat in a poll yesterday: Bannon, Kushner-in-law, Jeff Sessions. "Who do you most want to see the FBI drag off in handcuffs over Putin-Gate?" But, by far, most readers knew exactly who the FBI should be locking up-- the father/daughter team trying to turn America into a fascist shithole: Robert and Rebekah Mercer, billionaires in search of a guillotine. And, yes, they're far worse than the Kochs.



Tuesday evening New York Times reporters Nick Confessore and David Gelles reported that the hideous Mercer monsters are (finally) in trouble. "Last month," they wrote, "a friend of the wealthy conservative donor Rebekah Mercer arrived at Facebooks Silicon Valley headquarters. His task: Find out what-- if anything--could repair rela...

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Bank of America to stop lending to some makers of military firearms Fellowship of the Minds

Know thy enemies of the Second Amendment. From Yahoo (via Reuters): Bank of America Corp plans to stop lending to companies that make military-style firearms for civilians, Bloomberg reported on Tuesday, making it the second major U.S. lender to address Continue reading

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Striking Teachers in Coal and Gas Country Are Forcing States to Rethink Energy Company Giveaways The Intercept

Unemployed coal miner Bobby Farley stands in the front yard of his home in Baxter, Kentucky, on November 7, 2013.

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How we know the Hillary Clinton sex tape is obviously fake Fellowship of the Minds

Ben Collins reports for NBC News that a pornographic video that falsely claimed to show Hillary Clinton engaged in a sex act has been traced back to an account that Reddit acknowledged on April 10 is linked to Russias Internet Continue reading

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Miami Is Gaining Popularity As a Major Birth Tourism Destination For Russians Mining Awareness +

As can be seen on the map below, outside of the Americas almost no country allows this insanity:

On the other hand, some may have to pay to get rid of the US citizenship, however, if they dont want to be double taxed. The US wants citizen tax money even if it is someone born in the US but who has never lived there and/or who works abroad: Unlike most nations, the US taxes non-resident citizens on their worldwide income. Read: Boris Johnson among record number to renounce American citizenship....

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US Senator Feinstein On Special Counsel Protection Bill Mining Awareness +

Feinstein on Special Counsel Protection Bill
Apr 11 2018

WashingtonSenate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement on the need to see the Republican amendment to the bill that would protect Special Counsel Mueller:

Its vital that Special Counsel Mueller be allowed to continue his investigation without interference, and passing a bipartisan bill to ensure he cant be fired without cause is essential.
           
The bottom line is that we must remove all political interference from law enforcement decisions. This is fundamental. There shouldnt be political pressure from the White House or Congress.

Im worried about an amendment we havent been able to review that could undermine the investigation. Ive discussed this with Chairman Grassley and he has agreed to not take action this week but instead place the bill on the committees markup calendar next week.
https://www.feinstein.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/press-releases?id=7359A507-A3F8-4E75-A061-7813329CD0A4

https://www.judiciary.senate.gov/legislation

https://miningawareness.wordpress.com/2018/04/12/bipartisan-group-of-us-senators-introduce-merged-legislation-the-special-counsel-independence-and-integrity-act/

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Bipartisan Group Of US Senators Introduce Merged Legislation: The Special Counsel Independence And Integrity Act Mining Awareness +

Booker, Graham, Coons, Tillis introduce merged legislation, the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act
April 11, 2018
WASHINGTON Today, U.S. Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Chris Coons (D-Del.), and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.), will introduce the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act.

The new legislation merges two parallel efforts into one unified, bipartisan bill. In August of 2017, Senators Booker and Graham introduced the Special Counsel Independence Protection Act, S. 1735, and Senators Tillis and Coons introduced the Special Counsel Integrity Act, S. 1741. The bipartisan legislation introduced today harmonizes the Graham-Booker bill and the Coons-Tillis bill.

The Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act:

* Codifies existing Department of Justice regulations to ensure that the Special Counsel can only be fired for good cause by a senior Justice Department official, and the reason must be provided in writing.  
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* Provides the Special Counsel a 10-day window in which he can seek expedited judicial review of his removal to determine whether the firing was for good cause.  If the firing is ultimately determined to have violated the good-cause requirement, the removal will not take effect.
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* Preserves the staffing, documents, and materials of the investigation while the matter is pending.

A nation of laws cannot exist if the people tasked with enforcing them are subjected to political interference or intimidation from the President, said Senator Booker.

The Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act will install a needed check and ensure that Special Counsel Mueller and his team and any future special counsels are able to follow the facts and the law wherever they lead. Congress must act to advance this bipartisan legislation as soon as possible without any further delay.

Special counsels must act within boundaries, but they must also be protected. Our bill allows judicial review of any decision to terminate a special counsel to make sure its done for the reasons cited in the regulation rather than political motivation. I think this will serve the country well. I look forward to working with my Democratic and Republican colleagues to make this law, said Senator Graham.

This is a time when all of usRepublicans and Democratsneed to stand up and make it clear that we are committed to the rule of law in this country, said Senator Coons. We need to ensure not only that Special Counsel Mueller can complete his work without interference, but that special counsels in future investigations can, too.

This compromise bipartisan bill helps ensure that special counsels present or future have the independence they need to conduct fair and impartial investigations, said Senator Tillis. The integrity and independence of special counsel inves...

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Midnight Meme Of The Day! DownWithTyranny!


by Noah

I'm counting the days before Paul Ryan calls a "House Special Committee To Examine Stormy Daniels." You just know all those Republipervs in Congress want to form a panel and bring her in for a hearing. Each one of these sleazo Trey Gowdy and David Nunes types will be sitting there day dreaming that she would spank them just like she spanked Seor Trumpanzee. They'd all be slipping her their cell numbers. You know they've probably already spent our taxpayer dollars buying "research materials" which consist of her movies, and, of course, other similar movies. Of course, more than one congressman will want a detailed description of Trumpanzee's underwear; "Boxers or briefs, color? Were they t-t-t-tight?" This will be Washington as we know it really is.

Such a committee would probably be the biggest committee in number that Congress has ever seen as congressmen of both parties desperately maneuver to gain a seat and a microphone. I can see Anthony Weiner trying to sneak in as if he'd never left, although Stormy's probably a little old for him. His question, of course, would be "Do you have any younger sisters or nieces?" At that, every creep on the hearing panel would snap to attention, cutting in out of order saying "Yes, tell us about the sisters and nieces. Tell us about the sisters and nieces!" Chaos would ensue as whoever chairs the committee would be banging his gavel as loud as possible, begging for order. Once, order is restored, the chairman, probably Ryan himself, will, with barely controlled anticipation, shout "Yes, please tell us about the sisters and nieces. Americans have a right to know, and, by the way, have you ever exchanged any emails with Hillary Clinton?"

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April 12th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #448 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 April 12th 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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The Real Threat to Donald Trump LewRockwell

In the midst of worrying about North Korea, Syria and Democrats taking control of the House of Representatives this fall, President Donald Trump is now worrying about a government assault on his own business, which targeted his own lawyer.

Michael Cohen has been the personal lawyer for Trump and for the Trump Organization the umbrella corporation through which Trump owns or manages nearly all entities that bear his name for many years. Cohen is so closely connected to the Trump Organization that one of his two law offices is located on the 26th floor of Trump Tower, just a few doors from the corner office formerly occupied by Trump himself.

On Monday, shortly before dawn, a team of FBI agents bearing a search warrant from a federal judge broke in to the offices of the Trump Organization and removed computers, files, tax returns and telephones from Cohens office. At about the same time, three other teams of FBI agents performed raids. One was at another of Cohens offices a few blocks away, and his vacant New York City apartment and hotel rooms he had been occupying were searched, too; and agents also seized personal and professional files and equipment from those venues.

Did the FBI lawfully break in to the headquarters of the presidents family business and cart away files and equipment from his lawyer, as well as legal and financial files of the president himself? The short answer is: yes.

Here is the back story.

In October 2016, when the federal government began its investigation of alleged attempts by the Russian government to interfere with the 2016 presidential election, then-Attorney General Loretta Lynch managed the work.

After Trump became president and Jeff Sessions became attorney general and Sessions recused himself from this investigation, the No. 2 person in the Department of Justice appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel in charge of the Russia investigation. The investigation in Washington is 18 months old and has been run by Mueller for about 11 months.

If a criminal investigation stumbles upon evidence of crimes substantially removed by geography or subject matter from the location and principal responsibilities of the investigation, it is the prosecutors duty either to prosecute those crimes if feasible or to pass whatever evidence has been found on to another prosecutor closer to the place of the alleged crime.

Sometimes, keeping that evidence is a temptation too great to resist. Thats because one of the techniques that prosecutors in America use to gather evidence about a crime is to indict those at the fringes of the behavior they are investigating and then attempt, by coercion and bribery, to turn those indicted individuals into cooperating witnesses. Sometimes the indicted crime is truly at the fringes, both rationally and geographically. But the targets of these fringe prosecutions are rarely attorneys who are re...

Jerome Is the New Jane LewRockwell

The election of 2016 was supposed to be the most disruptive break with the status quo in modern history, if ever. On the single most important decision of his tenure, however, the Donald has lined-up check-by-jowl with Barry and Dubya, too.

That is to say, Trumps new Fed chairman, Jerome Powell, amounts to Janet Yellen in trousers and tie. In fact, you can make it a three-part composite by adding Bernanke with a full head of hair and Greenspan sans the mumble.

The overarching point here is that the great problems plaguing American society scarcity of good jobs, punk GDP growth, faltering productivity, raging wealth mal-distribution, massive indebtedness, egregious speculative bubbles, fiscally incontinent government are overwhelmingly caused by our rogue central bank. They are the fetid fruits of massive and sustained financial repression and falsification of the most import prices in all of capitalism the prices of money, debt, equities and other financial assets.

Moreover, the worst of it is that the Fed is overwhelmingly the province of an unelected politburo that rules by the lights of its own Keynesian groupthink and by the hypnotic power of its Big Lie. So powerful is the latter that American democracy has meekly seconded vast, open-ended power to dominate the financial markets, and therefore the warp and woof of the nations $19 trillion economy, to a tiny priesthood possessing neither of the usual instruments of rule.

That is to say, never before in history has a people so completely and abjectly surrendered to an occupying power even though its ostensibly democratic government already possessed all the votes and all the guns.

So it is no exaggeration to say, therefore, that the Fed is an alien state unto itself. That was powerfully symbolized most recently by the appointment of John Williams, a lifetime apparatchik at the San Francisco Fed, to the job of head satrap at the central banks Liberty Street outpost in the heart of Wall Street.

In the scheme of things, the President of the New York Fed is #2 in the whole central banking apparatus, and as such is immensely more powerful than any Senate Committee Chairman or House Speaker. But Williams appointment was not reviewed or passed upon by a single elected official accountable to any voter anywhere in the US of A.

Yet here is an academic scribbler so out of touch with reality that he advocates raising the Feds inflation target to 3% because its purportedly good for American workers; and who for nearly 100 months also voted to keep interest rates pinned to the zero bound even though it was crushing savers and retirees.

Worse still, Williams advanced these oppressions of the people because he claims to have espied an invisible thing called the neutral rate of interest that no saver or borrower in America has ever seen and that no free market would...

Nigel Farage Breaks With Donald Trump LewRockwell

Nigel Farage has turned his back on US President Donald Trump, as the former UKIP chief cautioned Britain against intervening alongside the US in Syria.

In an unprecedented break with the Republican leader, Farage said he would not want the UK to join forces with the US against Syrian President Bashar Assad. Farages statement follows a volley of tweets from Trump warning Russia he intended to launch nice and new and smart missiles against Syria.

While Prime Minister Theresa May has joined French President Emmanuel Macron and Trump in saying those responsible for an alleged chemical attack in Douma, Syria, should be held to account, Farage warned military intervention could lead to chaos.

Referencing UK intervention in Libya and Iraq as examples of botched operations, Farage said on his LBC radio program: We intervene, we get rid of these Arab nationalist dictators because we think it is the right thing to do, having never thought through what the long-term consequences are.

Farage rejected the idea of military strikes even if Assad were found to be responsible. Look I dont know whether Assad used chemical weapons or not. I dont know why he would given he is winning the war anyway. But even if we knew it was him, and we decided we are going to attack military bases, attack the palace, if the result of concerted action with us, the Americans and the French results in the overthrow of Assad, is that the right thing for us to do?

Well we might think morally it is the right thing for us to do because of some of the horrible, awful things he has done. But what comes next? Chaos, instability and maybe a chance for ISIS [Islamic State/IS] to build its forces again.

So even if tomorrow Trump attacks, not waiting for a UN resolution I dont think we should join. Even if we got a UN resolution I would still be very thoughtful about this. What in the longer term are we actually trying to achieve?

It comes as a series of MPs and political commentators took to Twitter to condemn President Trumps words. They raised concern his comments might trigger World War III.

The Faustian Bargain LewRockwell

In Vietnam, the wind doesnt blow it sucks.

Tag Line for Stanley Kubricks Full Metal Jacket

When I wrote a few weeks ago that I thought the Neocons were making the full-court press for war I thought President Trump was a reluctant player in the game.

Part of me still believes that.

Part of me also believes that Trump, like everyone else, is a slave to his passions and is easily manipulated into terrible decisions.  Case in point was last years bombing of the Al Shairat airbase in Syria after a similar false flag chemical weapons attack at Khan Sheikoun.

Will he fall victim to them again this year?  According to him, well know soon.  Meanwhile a carrier group has been dispatched to the Eastern Mediterranean.  Chinese missile frigates are there supporting Russian vessels and the destroyer U.S.S. Donald Cook is now just off the coats of the Russian base at Tartus.

The circumstances are exactly the same as last year.  The pro-Assad coalition is winning, having made short work of the rebels in Eastern Ghouta.  And now we are to believe they are so stupid as to gas women and children after Trumps big light show last year?

New Russian sanctions were unveiled on Friday.  A new alleged chlorine attack on Saturday.  The Israelis lobbing missiles on Sunday.  Russian markets melt down on Monday before Special Counsel Robert Mueller orders an FBI raid of Trumps lawyer, Steven Cohen.

This isnt just a full-court press for war.  It is the push for a Faustian bargain with the most evil people on the planet.

The political establishment across the West is reminding us all the price of opposition to perpetual war for perpetual serfdom.  The people of Russia spoke loudly three weeks ago.

Defy the West however you have to Mr. Putin.  Its obvious Mr. Trump isnt up to the job.

These Neoconservative power-mongers are asking you to accept universal serfdom at their hands or World War III with Russia.  You can live as slaves in a pan-global oligarchy of overlapping corporate and bureaucratic interests or you can be nuked.

Its your choice.  You have 24 to 48 hours to decide.

War of the Narratives

They knew where this was leading the entire time.  Last month I told you French President Emmanuel Macron and U.S. Embarrassment at the U.N. Nikki Haley were prepping the world for the events of this weekend.  They warned Syria and Russia not to use a chemical weapon.

Its all part of the script.

It doesnt matter that weve seen behind the fourth wall.  We see what they are doing and even anticipate it.  When Tucker Carlson...

College Students Arent Starving LewRockwell

Starvation might be stalking among college students, according to shocking headlines in Newsweek and elsewhere, and The Washington Post warns of The hidden crisis on college campuses.

In reality, last weeks report from Temple University and Wisconsin HOPE Lab is typical of the baloney that spawns policy hysteria nowadays.

Temple University/HOPE researchers assert that 36% of four-year college students and 42% of community college students are food insecure a vaporous term beloved by pro-welfare advocates.

This analysis is modeled on the Department of Agricultures annual Food Security survey. USDA is emphatic that its survey does not measure hunger, but that neonsize warning sign was ignored by this study (titled Still Hungry and Homeless in College).

Temple/HOPE respondents were asked questions such as whether they feared food would run out before I got money to buy more, or Did you ever eat less than you felt you should because there wasnt enough money for food? Redefining hunger as abstaining from second servings makes for a push-button crisis.

The study asserts that 26% of students with a college meal plan are food insecure. Did they oversleep and miss breakfast?

Half the respondents who received Pell grants ($26.6 billion for 7 million low-income students in 2016) were labeled food insecure.

This study offers no clues on what happened to that largesse  or to the other $100 billion in federal assistance provided to college students in 2016. Apparently, no matter how many handouts government provides, students still cannot be expected or trusted to feed themselves.

Some findings should have triggered the dumpster data alarm. Temple/HOPE found that homosexual students were at much greater risk of basic needs insecurity than heterosexual students, but that bis...

Were in the Last Days LewRockwell

Last days of Pompey?  I was just there last week and I saw the future, not the past. To anyone watching the UN Security Council debate last night it is crystal clear we are in the last days before all hell breaks out. So, here we are at Judgment Day, and there surely will not be one soul out on Pennsylvania Avenue to raise an anti-war placard. The tattered remains of the American peace movement is rotten to the core. Gilbert Doctorow

Gilbert Doctorow, a knowledgeable and cautious observer of Russia, who, unlike the US National Security Council, Western think thanks and universities, actually understands Russia, appears to have joined The Saker and me in our pessimistic evaluation of the likely outcome of Washingtons insane treatment of Russia, loading false accusation after false accusation on the Russian government.

Here is Doctorows assessment:

What follows here will surely surprise my loyal readers, who expect detailed argumentation and are not put off by 3,000 or even 5,000 words to get to a conclusion. For the same reason, detractors who complain of my long-winded style may take heart.

However that may be, I do not offer a bed-time story today but a shock to the system.

The overriding issue of war or peace, survival of mankind or its utter destruction, is now being decided in Washington and NYC without so much as a by your leave for the rest of us.

Will Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Dunford prevail in warning Trump against any action that will bring a kinetic response from the worlds other nuclear super power. Or will Mad Dog Secretary of Defense Matthis win out in pressing Donald Trump to test the Russians bluff on their red lines in Syria?  Will the US launch missiles against Damascus or against Iran, as I suggested yesterday as an alternative scenario?  Or will it support Poroshenko in launching a massive attack on Donetsk, as the Russians appear to expect judging by their just putting their entire military on war alert?

Donald Trump has announced very clearly that he will be authorizing some kind of retribution to the CIA-faked chemical attack in Douma, Eastern Goutha in the coming 24 to 48 hours.

So, here we are at Judgment Day, and there surely will not be one soul out on Pennsylvania Avenue to raise an anti-war placard. The tattered remains of the American peace movement is rotten to the core.  Even Daniel Ellsberg has been suckered into joining the buffoon Noam Chomsky in a cake-walk demo in NYC under the sponsorship of the American Friends Service Committee, once the paragon of pacificism and today just another social action group promoting racial equality.  Uncle Joe Gerson sent out invitations to participate in that theater of the absurd last night.

The anti-war movement was a Leftist movement, and we all know where the Left is today, along with the Progressives.  In denial and Russia-bashing.

To anyone wa...

Pop Goes the Subprime Auto Loan Bubble LewRockwell

It looks like the subprime auto loan bubble has popped.

Last year, we reported that the auto industrys check engine light was on. Now it looks like the thing is totally breaking down. Small subprime auto lenders are starting to go belly-up due to increasing losses and defaults. As ZeroHedgenoted, we all know what comes next: the larger companies go bust, inciting real capitulation.

Bloomberg recently reported that not only are subprime auto lenders facing tough business conditions, there are also allegations of fraud and under-reporting of losses.

Growing numbers of small subprime auto lenders are closing or shutting down after loan losses and slim margins spur banks and private equity owners to cut off funding. Summit Financial Corp., a Plantation, Florida-based subprime car finance company, filed for bankruptcy late last month after lenders including Bank of America Corp. said it had misreported losses from soured loans. And a creditor to Spring Tree Lending, an Atlanta-based subprime auto lender, filed to force the company into bankruptcy last week, after a separate group of investors accused the company of fraud. Private equity-backed Pelican Auto Finance, which specialized in deep subprime borrowers, finished winding down last month after seeing its profit margins shrink.

Weve heard this song and seen this dance before. As Bloomberg noted, the pain among small auto lenders parallels with the subprime mortgage crisis last decade, when the demise of finance companies like Ownit Mortgage and Sebring Capital Partners were a harbinger that bigger losses for the financial system were coming.

The common denominator here: rising interest rates. Easy money pumped up both the housing and auto loan bubble. When the Fed takes away the punchbowl, bubbles burst.

Chris Gillock works as an analyst for Colonnade Advisors, focusing on subprime auto investments. His description of the auto loan industry sounds a lot like mortgage lending back in the years leading up to the housing bust.

Theres been a lot of generosity and not a lot of discretion on the part of lenders and investors. Theres going to be more capitulation.

Auto loans to subprime borrowers have hit delinquency rates not seen since 2010. The number of borrowers behind on payments has been increasing steadily since 2012. In the third quarter of 2017, nearly 10% of auto loans extended to consumers with a credit score of less than 620 were 90 days or more behind.

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Restricting Whats Not Yet Regulated LewRockwell

Engineers are becoming like magicians pulling improbable things out of their hats.

The difference is, its not a trick and they havent got much choice.

Every car company has armies of engineers trying to figure out how to maintain the performance and power the market expects of new cars while also complying with the governments demands which are becoming harder and harder to comply with.

Some of these demands arent even official  . . . yet.

For example, this idea that carbon dioxide (C02) is hey, presto! an emission.

Of course, it is  in the literal sense that its emitted from the tailpipe of all internal combustion-powered cars.

So is water vapor.

But C02 (like H20) isnt an emission in the regulatory sense as far as cars are concerned.

The EPA has bins and tiers specifying allowable limits for combustion byproducts such as incompletely burned hydrocarbons, carbon monoxide, oxides of nitrogen, particulates (i.e., soot) and so on.

These are emissions in the regulatory sense. The car companies are obliged to comply with the limits set.

But there is nothing in the bins and tiers about C02.

Not yet.

Perhaps because like water vapor C02 is not an emission in the sane sense.

Carbon dioxide coming out of car tailpipes doesnt affect air quality in the slightest, or choke the asthmatic or dissolve statues with acidic rain. It is a chemically inert gas as opposed to the highly reactive gasses discussed above and heretofore considered emissions in the regulatory (and sane) sense. With some cause at least back in the 70s and before when those emissions were high and did cause air quality problems and breathing problems and so on.

Today, they are infinitesimally small and have been for years. The problem no longer is.

Enter the need for a new emission. To justify new restrictions.

It is of course alleged that C02 is a climate changing gas; weve all heard the mantra.

 

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Want To Stop Mass Killings? LewRockwell

While Parkland has kicked the gun control debate up into high gear, it wasnt the guns fault. We all know this.

We also know that there were countless failures along the way that permitted a 19-year-old with a history of being troubled to purchase a firearm and shoot up his former school.

As Glenn Reynolds (better known to some as Instapundit) notes, if we want to be serious about stopping mass shootings, law enforcement failures need to start being punished [shooters names redacted].

Law enforcement keeps failing, and people keep dying.  Where are the consequences? Where is the accountability?

Despite receiving a warning directly from the Russian government, the FBI failed to stop the [redacted] brothers from staging the Boston Marathon bombing. Despite having plenty of resources, the Charlottesville police failed to stop a car attack that left a woman dead. The FBI interviewed [redacted], the Orlando Pulse nightclub shooter, and considered criminally investigating him. They didnt possibly because his father was an FBI informant.

The FBI also missed numerous red flags before the San Bernardino shooting. And despite having lots of warning, the FBI, the Broward County schools and the Broward Sheriffs Department under Sheriff Scott Israel all failed to stop [redacted] from shooting up a high school.

And yet these repeated failures  among others  keep getting swept under the rug as we look for solutions to the problem of violence. No doubt Israel and the others whose incompetence made it possible for [redacted] to kill his classmates were relieved to see our national discourse veer into questions of whether Laura Ingraham should lose sponsors for mocking David Hoggs college-admissions failures, instead of their own failures to do their jobs.

But now comes a hero to remind u...

Suffering From Adrenal Fatigue? LewRockwell

By Dr. Mercola

Your body has two adrenal glands located just above each of your kidneys. As part of your endocrine system, your adrenal glands secrete more than 50 hormones, including aldosterone (which helps regulate your blood pressure and blood volume), cortisol and adrenaline, the latter two of which can become overactivated by stress.

Indeed, your hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is the system responsible for the management of stress. This includes stress from every conceivable source, be it injury or disease, work or relationship problems, lack of sleep or poor diet. Exposure to chronic stress from overwork, chronic inflammation or long-term illness, for example, can result in HPA axis dysfunction, commonly although perhaps somewhat inaccurately referred to as adrenal fatigue or adrenal exhaustion.

Adaptogens for Adrenal Support

A more recent hypothesis is that most so-called adrenal fatigue cases are not really due to the adrenal glands reduced ability to make cortisol. More often than not, the problem can be traced back to dysfunction in the brain signaling portion of the HPA axis, meaning the primary problem is with the hypothalamus and pituitary (the H and the P, and not so much the A, or adrenal portion of the axis).

Both primary and secondary adrenal insufficiency can be diagnosed with a lab test. More subtle abnormalities in the HPA axis, on the other hand, are more difficult to diagnose. To identify HPA dysfunction, a comprehensive hormone panel is recommended. One of the best is the DUTCH test (Dried Urine test for Comprehensive Hormones), a complete hormone panel developed by Mark Newman, founder of Precision Analytical Laboratory in Oregon.

The DUTCH test really outperforms all of the other methods when it comes to telling the story about what your hormones are doing, allowing you to determine what areas you should be focusing on in terms of taking corrective action. A number of nutrients are known to support adrenal function, including magnesium, B vitamins, vitamin C and animal-based omega-3 fat such as krill oil.

Certain adaptogens can also be useful if youre struggling with persistent stress. Four of the more well-recognized adaptogens for adrenal support are ashwagandha, rhodiola, ginseng and tulsi. These and other adaptogens are unique in that they help your body adapt to stress, in part by regulating hormones and improving your immune function.

Ashwagandha A Potent Hormone Balancer

An herb native to Asia and India, ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) has been a powerful tool in Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years. Its only in the last 50 years that this member of the nightshade family of plants has emerged in the We...

Is a Massive Tremor on the Way? LewRockwell

A series of earthquakes shook the US yesterday with several hitting worryingly close to the Ring of Fire, sparking fears a massive tremor could be on the way.

The most powerful of this latest cluster which also shook Alaska and California  came in Perry, Oklahoma, where a 4.3 magnitude tremor struck.

This follows on from a flurry of earthquakes in California at the weekend, with experts warning residents to get those earthquake preparedness kits ready.

Both California and Alaska are on the much-feared Ring of Fire the most active fault-line in the world.

The most powerful of this latest cluster came in Perry, Oklahoma, where a 4.3 magnitude tremor struck. Three earthquakes struck in California with others in Alaska, Nebraska, Texas

The most powerful of this latest cluster came in Perry, Oklahoma, where a 4.3 magnitude tremor struck. Three earthquakes struck in California with others in Alaska, Nebraska, Texas

The latest earthquake struck in Perry on 9 April at 5:20am CST (12:20pm GMT) with tremors felt as far as  17 miles (27km) southwest.

In the last 24 hours three earthquakes struck in California with others felt in Alaska, Nebraska and Texas, writes the Express.

Since 6 April there have been at least 16 noticeable earthquakes in Oklahoma, according to the Geologic Survey.

There were 13 quakes over the weekend but no reports of injury or serious damage.

A 5.3 magnitude earthquake struck near the Channel Islands on Thursday and was the strongest in Southern California for several years.

Although it did not cause any major damage, the quake did cause minor landslides and earth movement on Santa Cruz Island.

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Volcanic Winter Has Happened Before LewRockwell

Our most recent article about the most recent minor eruptions at Yellowstone briefly touched on the mitigation process this type of disaster entails and the evacuation efforts that would need to be made for millions before a supervolcano were to erupt. This brings to mind an even greater question of how the world governments would be able to feed and care for citizens without the help of the sun.

Following a massive volcanic eruption, and especially in the case of a supervolcano erupting, the eruption would blast 240 cubic miles of rock, dust and volcanic ash into the sky. This would spread throughout the world and lower global temperatures by up to 28 degrees for years and cause what scientists refer to as volcanic winter. Due to the debris and ash spewing into the atmosphere, the sun will be blocked, and crops would not be able to grow. As a result, this would cause worldwide famine. Additionally, abnormal rainfall will cause major rivers around the world to flood.

This Has Happened to the World Already

In 1816, a similar situation arose when the world experienced a decrease in global temperatures caused by a volcanic eruption and caused major food shortages and famine. The anomaly was predominantly due to a volcanic winter event caused by the massive 1815 eruption of Mount Tambora in the Dutch East Indies. This event was exacerbated by a previous eruption in 1814 of Mayon in the Philippines. Adding to this dire time, the world was already in a centuries-long period of global cooling that began in the 14th century, and the volcanic eruptions in the early 1800s only added to the agricultural distress in Europe. Failed harvests were widespread and deeply felt.

Food riots broke out in the United Kingdom and France, and grain warehouses were looted. The violence was worst in landlocked Switzerland, where famine caused the government to declare a national emergency. Huge storms and abnormal rainfall with flooding of Europes major rivers (including the Rhine) are attributed to the event, as is the August frost. A major typhus epidemic occurred in Ireland between 1816 and 1819, precipitated by the famine caused by the Year Without a Summer. An estimated 100,000 Irish perished during this period.

A Blueprint For Surviving Volcanic Winter

To prevent history from repeating itself, scientists have been searching for ways to feed the world without the help of the sun.

At least two scientists have already sketched out a blueprint. In their 2015 book...

14:00

Is Michael Cohen In Real Trouble? DownWithTyranny!


Mike Allen reporting for Axios yesterday says Trump is flipping out over the raid on Michael Cohen's home, office and hotel room. He's blaming Mueller and Rosenstein. Allen says this came from an inside source: "Until now, when storms hit, Trump could turn to Hope Hicks to explain things to him, suggest wording, simmer him down. With her departure from the White House, we saw the president working out his fury in real time... This is the first crisis post-Hope Hicks... This was different: I've never seen him like this before... This is the president you're going to see more of from here on out: unvarnished, untethered."

Allen reiterates that the Washington Post, citing three sources, reports that Cohen "is under federal investigation for possible bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance violations." Seor Trumpanzee is taking it personally and sees it as "the red line" of intrusion into personal financial matters. During that fabulous rant we ran Monday night, Seor T used "disgrace" seven times and "disgraceful twice; fumed about an action by agents of the government he heads: "I just heard that they broke into the office of one of my personal attorneys-- a good man... It's a total witch hunt;" and accused those agents of his government of "an attack on our country, in a true sense. It's an attack on what we all stand for."

One of the things Trump is going nuts over is that one of his own appointees, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, signed off on the FBI raids of Cohen and that another of his appointees, Geoffrey Berman, recused himself from the Cohen investigation. Trump, as ev...

13:41

Alan Dershowitz and Joe diGenova Discuss James Comey, Robert Mueller and Rod Rosenstein The Last Refuge

Alan Dershowitz and Joe diGenova appeared tonight on Sean Hannity to discuss the ramifications to the political FBI raid on Michael Cohens office and residence along with the ongoing Special Counsel Robert Mueller investigation.  Additionally, they discussed fired FBI Director Continue reading

13:01

US Backed Syrian Rebels Caught Staging Corpses of Dead Children in Douma to Play on Western Emotions The Gateway Pundit

The same Syrian rebels who claimed the Assad Government dropped chemical bombs on innocents in Douma were caught using dead children to play on Western emotions.

BBC reporter Riam Dalati tweeted: Sick and Tired of activists and rebels using corpses of dead children to stage emotive scenes for Western consumption.

Dalati later deleted his tweet!

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12:34

Deep State Restrained Obama. Will It Restrain Trump? Time to Abandon Mere Hope For Action Black Agenda Report

Deep State Restrained Obama. Will It Restrain Trump? Time to Abandon Mere Hope For Action

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bruce Thu, 04/12/2018 - 08:04

The only good thing I can think to say about the Obama presidency is really kind of negative too, a monstrous crime he almost committed, but backed away from at the last minute. It was the only time in Obamas political career that Ive seen him take what might remotely be described as a risk. It was the the aftermath of the August 2013 chemical weapons attack on Ghouta, a suburb of the Syrian capital Damascus which killed 1,300 people. While all the TV talking heads and publicly visible admirals and generals blamed the nerve gas attack on the Syrian government, Obama bucked the warmongering tide which he himself had helped raise, opting NOT to escalate the US war in Syria with carpet bombings of its infrastructure and a no-fly zone, the prelude to an inevitable invasion.

According to Seymour Hersh, the reporter who revealed the My Lai massacre to the world four decades earlier, Obama was hemmed in by his own dedication to Americas historically belligerent anti-Iran and pro-Israel policies in the Middle East on the one hand, and some of his spooks and generals on the other who realized that if the Syrian regime was overthrown, it would be replaced by Kurdish militias controlling some areas, by US and Saudi backed jihadis who want to make the 10th century great again in charge of others, by remnants and factions of the Syrian army in a few more places, by Israeli and Turkish annexation of areas near their borders, and direct intervention by neighboring Iran in short a chaotic regional bloodbath, th...

12:29

Paul Ryan Runs Away DownWithTyranny!


Because Blue America has spent years trying to defeat Paul Ryan, about a year ago we got two consecutive call, one from former Ryan opponent and one from state Senator Chis Larson, asking me to call a very politicized progressive union iron worker in Racine County and help persuade him to run against Ryan. The Wisconsin Working Families Party had already done the heavy lift and they just needed me to push Randy Bryce over the edge. It was a pleasure talking with him over the phone; he was a Bernie guy who had the right answer on every single question. In introduced him to two political operatives who could bring his vision to reality-- Bill Hyers, the guy who made that first video, and David Keith, the guy Randy hired as campaign manager. (Alan Grayson this morning: "David beats Goliath.")

Bryce made it clear he wasn't dependent on the DCCC, that he and his team were running an independent campaign without the establishment interference. And he caught on like wild fire while the DCCC sat around scratching its ass and wondering if they could bottle whatever Bryce was doing. They could ask Jared Golden, the whip of the Maine state legislature and a candidate for Congress very much like Bryce. "I think this confirms that when Democrats put forward strong working class candidates, like Randy Bryce and myself, who have served our country in the military and who have a record of fighting for workers and labor, GOP incumbents like Paul Ryan and Bruce Poliquin are in trouble and they know it."
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12:23

Student Faces Possible Expulsion Over Flyers to Raise Awareness of Hostility Conservatives Face on Campus The Gateway Pundit

A student at Siena College in New York is currently under investigation and facing charges of adverse conduct for putting up print-outs of a professor calling Conservative students miserable to work with around his campus.

Zachary Butler, worked with a friend to post 600 copies of the email sent by professor Jenn McErlean up around the school.

I withdrew from the committee that has been formed to figure out ways of productive civil discourse on such matters it was making me miserable thinking of how to work with students like Antonio! McErlean wrote in the March 20 email regarding an event being planned by Turning Point USA Chapter President Antonio Bianchi. This way I am free to protest at the conference, IF there is any protest.

Butler told Campus Reform that he plastered the flyers around the college on March 22, to keep the dialogue going.

Eleven days later, on April 2, Butler was served a Notice of Charges that claimed his flyering efforts have adversely [affected] the health, welfare, and/or safety of campus community members or the name and/or reputation of the College, and that he also violated the schools posting policy, Campus Reform reports.

Butler does not dispute that he violated the posting policy, but refutes the rest.

Wh...

11:59

Alabama Football Players Pray For Donald Trump And His Staff At The White House Weasel Zippers

What a cool moment! .@AlabamaFTBL JK Scott asked @POTUS if he could pray for him and his staff. Video below shows President Trump and Bama players praying after the Tide's @WhiteHouse visit! @WBRCnews @BarrettSallee pic.twitter.com/tE4hj4k38l ChristinaWBRC (@ChristinaWBRC) April 10, 2018 Via Daily Caller: Nick Saban and the Alabama football team proved how special it []

11:59

Joe DiGenova: Mueller Is Destroying the DOJ For Sessions to Sit Like a Bump on a Log Is DISGRACEFUL (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Former US Attorney for the District of Columbia Joe DiGenova joined Sean Hannity on Wednesday to discuss the latest predawn raid by the FBI and Mueller Special Counsel on Donald Trumps attorneys home to look for porn star documents and Access Hollywood p*ssy tapes.

DiGenova says Jeff Sessions needs to fire Rod Rosenstein TOMORROW!

Joe DiGenova: Mueller now has no legitimacy. The tactics that they have chosen to use against the President of the United States, against whom there is no evidence of a crime and never has been from the beginning, the use of those tactics has delegitimized the investigation Robert Mueller, Rod Rosenstein and Christopher Wray are doing mortal damage to the institutions they represent I have to tell you that what Bob Mueller is doing and has done is destroying the Department of Justice. And for Jeff Sessions to sit there like a bump on a log and do nothing about it is disgraceful.

Via Hannity:

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11:50

Pro-Trump Congressman: It Doesnt Make Sense That Assad Would Use Gas The Gateway Pundit

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY), one of President Donald Trumps biggest supporters in Congress, took to Twitter on Wednesday to drop some logic regarding the situation in Syria.

As the establishment begins to bang the drums of war, Massie is having no part of it.

Interview from one year ago still applies. It doesnt make sense that Assad would use gas, immediately after @realDonaldTrump announced we would pull troops out of Syria.  Assad knows a gas attack would provoke US military involvement against his government, Massie tweeted with a video of an interview he did with CNN last year.

Massie also asserted that Trump does not have the constitutional authority to attack a sovereign country without approval of Congress if our country is not in imminent danger.

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11:40

Californias Jerry Brown Breaks, Agrees To Send National Guard To Border Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: California Gov. Jerry Brown announced Wednesday that he will accept federal funds to add National Guard members to a statewide anti-crime program, but did not say how many of those troops would go to the U.S.-Mexico border as a part of President Donald Trumps order. In a letter to Homeland Security Secretary []

11:38

FBI IGNORES WARNINGS on Boston Bombers Nikolas Cruz Omar Mateen But Executes Pre-Dawn Raid For Trump P*ssy Tape The Gateway Pundit


From Left: Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz, Boston bomber Tsarnaev, Pulse terrorist Omar Mateen

The FBI sure has their priorities straight.

It seems like every time there is a terrorist attack or a mass shooting we hear later the suspects were being monitored by the FBI prior to the attack.

The FBI always has a plethora of excuses as to why they failed to thwart yet another mass shooting or terrorist attack.

Oddly enough, the FBI found it necessary to raid Trumps personal lawyers home at 6 AM for dirt on Stormy Daniels and Trumps grab her by the p*ssy Hollywood Access tape.

The FBI failed to stop Parkland school mass shooter Nikolas Cruz:

Nikolas Cruz, the mass shooter at a Florida high school, was reported to the FBI in September after he left a comment on a bail bondsmans YouTube channel saying that he was going to be a professional school shooter.

Killer Nikolas Cruz used his real name on YouTube.

Killer Nikolas Cruz ALSO used his real name on Instagram where his account is loaded with several photos of Cruz in a mask with a gun.

The FBI finally admitted they dropped the ball on Nikolas Cruz.

Thanks to the FBI ignoring the warning signs, 17 innocent children and teachers were murdered.

The FBI failed to stop Omar Mateen despite many red flags and his father being an FBI informant!

The FBI interviewed Orlando Pulse nightclub shooter Omar Mateen twice prior to his mass shooting.

Omar Mateen had been in contact with a suicide bomber in Florida named Moner Mohammad Abusalha, who went on to join Al Qaeda and then blew himself up in Syria in 2014.

Mateen also made comments to co-workers about his terrorist ties.

After two interviews the FBI concluded Omar Mateen was not a threat.

Omar Mateens wife Noor Salman leaked in court documents that her father-in-law Seddique Mateen worked for the FBI as an informant for 11 years and was himself under investigation.

Because the FBI failed to take actions, on June 12, 2016, Omar Mateen, a 29-year-old security guard, killed 49 people and wounded 58 others in a terrorist attack at the Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida,

The FBI ignored warnings about the mosque the Tsarnaev brothers attended prior to the Boston bombings.

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11:20

DOJ Relents, Provides House Intel With Crucial Russia Probe Document Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: Facing threats of legal action, the Justice Department on Wednesday provided the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence with a two-page document showing the FBIs basis for opening the Russia counterintelligence investigation during the 2016 presidential campaign. The agency provided the document, known as an Electronic Communication, or EC, after California Rep. []

10:58

Scalise Holds Zuckerbergs Feet To The Fire Over Alleged Facebook Algorithm Bias Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: Rep. Steve Scalise grilled Facebook CEO and Chairman Mark Zuckerberg Wednesday over alleged bias against conservatives that manifests in Facebooks algorithm. I know some of the people that work for Facebook, Campbell Brown said, for example, this is changing our relationship with publishers, Scalise opened. I do want to ask you about []

10:36

GOP Lawmaker Suspects Paul Ryan Leaving Congress To Salvage Reputation Ahead Of Possible Presidential Run (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) told the Fox Business Network Wednesday that he believes House Speaker Paul Ryans decision not to seek re-election is closely tied to his underlying presidential ambitions. 

When asked why he thinks Ryan is bowing out, Massie replied, My Kentucky gut says this man wants to be president and that he knows that after another term as Speaker and a few more omnibus bills like this, he will be wholly unsuitable to the Republican base to be president.

As Jim Hoft of the Gateway Pundit reported, Speaker Paul Ryan announced on Wednesday that he will not seek re-election.

Brendan Buck, Counselor to the Speaker, released the following statement

Paul Ryan: I gave thi...

10:35

Access Granted DOJ Gives Devin Nunes, Trey Gowdy and HPSCI Leadership Access To Intelligence Origination Documents The Last Refuge

Last night House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes threatened to impeach FBI Director Christopher Wray and Asst. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, if not granted access to review the two-page intelligence community origination document that kicked-off the 2016 FBI counterintelligence operation against Continue reading

10:35

Deep State FBI Hacks Are Shielding Unclassified Comey Memos from Congressional Investigators (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

The Deep State FBI will not allow Congressional investigators to review unclassified Comey documents without supervision.
The FBI will only allow lawmakers to view the unclassified documents in secret safe rooms.

The FBI is a criminal organization.
** They break down doors and raid homes of innocent Americans in the middle of the night.
** They refuse access of unclassified documents for Congressional review.
** They redact information from classified documents to protect their criminal activity.

Byron York: the public needs to know. There is too much secrecy out. I was writing today about the Comey memos. The fired FBI director is planning his big book selling extravaganza to start this weekend. And these memos that Comey wrote are being treated like the highest state secrets inside the Justice Department. Members of the Oversight Committees have asked to see them. Theyve only been allowed to be seen by one or two people. Theres an FBI minder in the room all the time, no copies are allowed, no note taking is allowed. Most of these things are NOT EVEN CLASSIFIED!

Via Lou Dobbs Tonight:

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10:34

Trump Signs Law Fighting Sex-Trafficking But The Woman Behind Him Steals The Show Weasel Zippers

M.A., woman who sued https://t.co/98d3bCFj8l, dances as Pres. Trump signs bill combatting online sex trafficking. "It's about damn time." https://t.co/jmdzOE7XOn pic.twitter.com/FCnGNCFfvA ABC News (@ABC) April 11, 2018 Via Daily Caller: President Donald Trump signed into law Wednesday a bill that would combat online sex-trafficking, but as he signed it, all eyes were on the []

10:13

Michael Cohen Raid Sought Access Hollywood Tape Records Weasel Zippers

And that has what to do with Russia? Or anything illegal? Answer: nothing. Via Fox News: Documents related to the infamous 2005 Access Hollywood tape featuring President Trumps vulgar comments about women were being sought during the FBI raid of the office and hotel room of Trumps personal attorney earlier this week, Fox News confirmed []

09:55

Senator Sasse Grills Zuckerberg On Conservative Censorship: Adults Need to Engage in Vigorous Debates The Gateway Pundit

One of the biggest issues surrounding Facebook is the censorship of conservatives and non-progressive viewpoints on the platform. Often times, the left will claims something as innocuous as I love our president to be violent and hateful language. One of the lefts latest weapons against conservative thought and opinion is their ever-popular label hate speech. Theres only one problem with that, nobody exactly knows or can agree what hate speech actually is. Last year, CATO released a study that found 82% of those polled agreed that it would be hard to ban hate speech because people cant agree what speech is hateful.

Republican senator Ben Sasse took a rare break from his frequent attacks on President Trump to actually grill Zuckerberg on his thoughts about what does and does not constitute hate speech. Zuckerberg attempted to define hate speech as speech that calls directly for violence, but Sen. Sasse interrupted him and discussed the dangers of Facebook policing speech similarly to what weve seen on the college campuses of America.

Transcript...

09:53

Report: Gun Jobs Up Nearly 90 Percent Since 2008, Gun Industry Economic Impact Up 169 Percent Weasel Zippers

Barack Obama, best gun salesman ever. Via Free Beacon: The firearms industry has boomed over the last decade with gun-related jobs nearly doubling and the economic impact of the industry growing more than 150 percent, a new report from an industry group said on Tuesday. The National Shooting Sports Foundations newly released report showed the []

09:38

Can The Youth Vote Save Schumer's Crap Senate Candidates? Will They Even Want To? DownWithTyranny!


On Monday we looked at a new poll from Reuters showing that white educated voters who went for Trump in 2016 are less favorable towards him now and plan to take it out on Republican congressional candidates in November. As if that wasn't bad enough for Seor T and the party that has been complicit in everything he's done to turn America against him, Harvard just released its 35th National Youth Poll, examining the political opinions and civic engagement of young Americans ages 18 to 29. They found "a marked increase in the number of young Americans who indicate that they will 'definitely be voting' in the upcoming midterm Congressional elections. Overall, 37 percent of Americans under 30 indicate that they will 'definitely be voting,' compared to 23 percent who said the same in 2014, and 31 percent in 2010, the year of the last 'wave' election. Young Democrats are driving nearly all of the increase in enthusiasm; a majority (51%) report that they will 'definitely' vote in November, which represents a 9-percentage point increase since November 2017 and is significantly larger than the 36 percent of Republicans who say the same. At this point in the 2014 election cycle, 28 percent of Democrats and 31 percent of Republicans indicated that they would 'definitely' be voting. In the Spring of 2010, 35 percent of Democrats and 41 percent of Republicans held a similar interest in voting.
Preference for Democratic control of Congress has grown between now and the time of the last IOP poll. In Fall 2017, there was a 32-point partisan gap among the most likely young voters, 65 percent preferring Democrats control Congress, with 33 percent favoring Republicans.

Today, the gap has increased to 41 points, 69 percent supporting Democrats and 28 percent Republicans. Millennials and post-Millennials are on the verge of transforming the culture of polit...

09:24

Blackburn Confronts Zuckerberg Over Speech Algorithms: Diamond and Silk Is Not Terrorism Weasel Zippers

Every conservative site that has used Facebook has suffered a drop because of the change in algorithms while liberals sites have not or have increased traffic. Thats not a coincidence. Via Free Beacon: Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R., Tenn.) told Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg the pro-Donald Trump online duo of Diamond and Silk is not terrorism, []

09:14

Airspace Over Syria Cleared for Attack The Gateway Pundit

The airspace in Syria is cleared for a pending attack.

Earlier on Wednesday President Trump tweeted out a warning to Russia.

International airlines are aware of the regional threats.

Kuwait Airways is no longer flying to Beirut, Lebanon.

And the skies over Syria is clear for an attack.

09:09

Chairman Nunes Releases Statement After Being Given Access to Electronic Communication Document From DOJ The Gateway Pundit

Fox News Catherine Herridge reported Wednesday evening that House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes received access to the requested two-page unredacted document from the DOJ.

Chairman Nunes threatened to hold Rosenstein and Wray in contempt if they didnt produce the document by midnight Wednesday after missing the initial April 5th deadline.

Nunes released a statement after meeting with Rosenstein and was given access to the 2-page Electronic Communication document.

Chairman Nunes said in a statement via House Intel website:

The 2-page document known as the Electronic Communication is what launched the investigation into the Trump-Russia collusion probe.

Nunes told Sara Carter the Electronic Communication  is a central piece of information necessary to their ongoing investigation into the FBI and related matters.

Fox News Producer Jake Gibson also stated the DOJ handed over another 1,000 pages of classified materials Wednesday evening.

It took Nunes threatening to hold Rosenstein and Wray in contempt and impeachment in order to finally get this very important document.

09:08

IMPEACHMENT BEFORE THE MIDTERMS? NAHHH, WON'T HAPPEN. No More Mister Nice Blog

Over at the Resurgent, Erick Erickson reproduces what he claims is an extended rant from a publicly pro-Trump Republican congressman who secretly wishes the president would just quit.

"It's like Forrest Gump won the presidency, but an evil, really f*cking stupid Forrest Gump....

"I say a lot of shit on TV defending him.... But honestly, I wish the motherf*cker would just go away. We're going to lose the House, lose the Senate, and lose a bunch of states because of him. All his supporters will blame us for what we have or have not done, but he hasn't led. He wakes up in the morning, sh*ts all over Twitter, sh*ts all over us, sh*ts all over his staff, then hits golf balls. F*ck him. Of course, I can't say that in public or I'd get run out of town."
Erickson tells us that the unnamed congressman is a typical Republican.
He was never a die hard Trump supporter. He supported him in the general and never expected him to win. But he did. So the congressman, whose district Trump won, has been a regular supporter on Fox News and elsewhere defending the President. He is happy to be quoted, so long as I don't name him. He says he just needs to vent.
The congressman -- who, Erickson says, "has been a regular supporter on Fox News and elsewhere defending the President" -- is quoted as saying he believes there could be a vote on impeachment before November, and that many Republicans would be in favor. Once members of the House Judiciary Committee get through their primaries, he says, they might vote to dump Trump.
"Judiciary is stacked with a bunch of people who can win re-election so long as they don't piss off Trump voters in the primary. But if we get to summer and most of the primaries are over, they just might pull the trigger if the President fires Mueller. The sh*t will hit the fan if that happens and I'd vote to impeach him myself. Most of us would, I think. Hell, all the Democrats would and you only need a majority in the House. If we're going to lose because of him, we might as well impeach the motherf**ker. Take him out with us and let Mike [Pence] take over. At least then we could sleep well at night," he said....
That's a cheery thought, but I don't buy it.

I can believe that a number of Republicans think Trump is an idiot and blame him for the trouble they're in. Some might suppose that they have nothing to lose -- they're in tough races, a Democratic wave is coming, and a lot of them are at serious risk of being defeated.

But not all of them -- and that's why they won't consider impeaching him, however disgusted with him they may be. As soon as there's so much as a rumor that Judiciary Committee Republicans are weighing articles of impeachment, the right-wing noise ma...

09:03

Dumbest Tweet Of Day: Keith Ellison Attacks OMB Chief Mick Mulvaney For Having Frosted Office Glass Weasel Zippers

And then he even followed up the incredibly dumb tweet with a press release. That he wasnt being transparent because of the frosted glass. This extra stupidity from the guy who lied about his meetings and connections to Farrakhan.

08:59

Former Key Defense Intelligence Agency Official Resurfaces in AG Jeff Sessions Top Staff The Last Refuge

Do not get so caught up watching the granules moving at our feet that we forget to look up and notice the landscape is shifting. A key DIA official from within the White House National Security Council has resurfaced today Continue reading

08:42

Mom Of Injured Parkland Survivor Says School Ignored Injured Son But Trump Reached Out Weasel Zippers

William Douglas was in real danger, unlike some of the folks who have since ridden to prominence in the public eye. Via Daily Caller: Lisa Olsen, mother of Stoneman Douglas survivor William Douglas, slammed the Broward County School Board Tuesday night for not reaching out to students who bore injuries as a result of Februarys []

08:41

Will Ferrell performs Satanic ritual on live TV Fellowship of the Minds

Actor/comedian Will Ferrell, 50, is a Hollywood success, with an estimated net worth of $100 million. In 2011, Ferrell and other Hollywood stars (including Pamela Anderson) attended the annual gala of the Museum of Contemporary Art, in which participants simulated Continue reading

08:32

The Justice Departments Explanation for Ending a Program That Helps Detained Immigrants Know Their Rights Makes No Sense The Intercept

U.S. Border Patrol agents detain undocumented immigrants from Central America after capturing them in a grapefruit orchard on February 22, 2018 near McAllen, Texas.

08:28

BREAKING: Nunes Receives Unredacted Electronic Communication Document From DOJ After Threatening to Hold Rosenstein in Contempt The Gateway Pundit

Fox News Catherine Herridge reported Wednesday evening that House Intel Chairman Devin Nunes received access to the requested two-page unredacted document from the DOJ.

Chairman Nunes threatened to hold Rosenstein and Wray in contempt if they didnt produce the document by midnight Wednesday after missing the initial April 5th deadline.

The 2-page document known as the Electronic Communication is what launched the investigation into the Trump-Russia collusion probe.

Nunes told Sara Carter the Electronic Communication  is a central piece of information necessary to their ongoing investigation into the FBI and related matters.

Fox News producer Jake Gibson reported DOJ officials have provided Chairman Nunes with access to the Electronic Communication document with few redactions.

DOJ official says the Department
provided Chairman Nunes, Ranking Member Schiff, and all members of HPSCI with access to the requested document. (EC) Remaining redactions are narrowly tailored to protect the name of a foreign country and the name of a foreign agent

Gibson then tweeted: 2/2 DOJ Official: With this production, in conjunction with the 1,000 pages of classified materials we believe we have substantially satisfied Chairman Nunes August subpoena in an appropriate fashion. @FoxNews

08:20

Paul Ryan Exit Paves the Way for Steve Scalise Weasel Zippers

Via Newsmax: House Speaker Paul Ryans announcement that he will step down from Congresspredicted by Newsmax on April 4paves the way for House Majority Whip Steve Scalise to assume the speakers gavel in January. But that scenario depends on Republicans keeping their majority in the U.S. House of Representatives this fall. With 38 Republican House []

08:13

The Facebook Worm Started to Turn Today The Intercept

While Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg faced often-harsh questioning in the House Energy and Commerce Committee on Wednesday, senators across the Capitol expressed frustration and even anger with Zuckerbergs appearance before them the day prior, intimating that Zuckerberg misled them and that platform monopolies needed to be seriously scrutinized for antitrust violations.

These organizations have grown in such an incredible way, things like Facebook and Amazon, said Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo., who nobody would mistake for a fire-breathing anti-corporate populist. Im sure they didnt set out intending the market power that they have. Its an issue that we need to make sure were paying attention to.

While senators displayed a disappointing reluctance to govern on Tuesday, the disquiet over Zuckerbergs comments suggested that the hearing represented a beginning and not an end, a prelude to a long march of dissecting and reining in the platform monopolies.

The senators remarks came in a far quieter, but perhaps more crucial, hearing conducted by the Senate Commerce Committee, one of the two that questioned Zuckerberg yesterday. The hearing considered the nominations of three federal officials, including Becca Kelly Slaughter, a nominee for the fifth and final slot on the Federal Trade Commission.

The FTC is the main federal agency with supervisory authority over consumer protection, data privacy, cybersecurity, and antitrust enforcement. Among other responsibilities, it governs the tech industry, and has been hearing loud criticism for its relative silence. So, Slaughters positions on the industry and its behavior actually matter more than Zuckerbergs, because Slaughter will have power to enforce the law.

Currently, the FTC has two lame-duck commissioners in place on its five-member panel, making it effectively rudderless at a time of public rethinking about the tech industry and its power. All of the FTCs seats have been vacant 15 months into the Trump administration, owing to a variety of Congressional squabbles...

08:02

VIDEO=> Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison Slams CFPB Head Mick Mulvaney for Lack of Transparency for Putting Frosting on His Office Windows The Gateway Pundit

Democrat Rep. Keith Ellison of Minnesota attacked Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mick Mulvaney at a hearing Wednesday for adding partially frosted windows to his office because, according to Ellison, it shows a lack of transparency by Mulvaney.

Ellison also serves as the Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee. Mulvaneys main job is Director of the Office of Management and Budget.

Ellison is so proud of this line of attack on the Trump administration that he posted a video to YouTube of him going after Mulvaney at the hearing and he also posted a photo to Twitter of the offending frosted windows.

Mick Mulvaney touts himself as Mr. Transparency. But today when I showed him this picture, he admitted it was his office at CFPB and that hed had the glass walls in the building frosted like this. How is that transparent?

Must watch video:

At the Consumer Financial Protection Bureaus Semi-Annual Report to Congress, Rep. Ellison questioned Mick Mulvaney about whether he had frosted the glass of his office at the Bureau. House Financial Services Committee 4/11/18

The Associated Press filed a FOIA request earlier this year about the cost of CFPBs office renovations and reported on the expense of the frosting Wednesday afternoon.

The Consumer Financial Protection...

08:00

Obama NSC Spokesman Mocks Rand Paul, Needs To Do Better Job Not Getting Beat Up By Neighbor Weasel Zippers

Rand Paul was raising the concerning issue that FBI officials Peter Strozok and Lisa Page still had top-secret security clearances despite the questions about their actions. A very good question. But even if you didnt think so, he didnt deserve this from Obama National Security Council spokesman Tommy Vietor. Wow. Paul was attacked by his []

07:47

Mark Zuckerberg Is Either Ignorant or Deliberately Misleading Congress The Intercept

After watching the Facebook founder and CEOs 48-hour trip to Capitol Hill, there are two possible conclusions: either Mark Zuckerberg deliberately misled Congress, or Mark Zuckerberg knows very little about his own company. Both are bad.

Again and again, before both Senate and House committees, Zuckerberg pleaded ignorance about the company he created and has controlled for 14 years. Zuckerberg wasnt dodging questions about obscure corners of the company or corporate minutiae, but the most plainly fundamental aspects of Facebooks business and privacy policies. Rather than the congressional beatdown many had expected, the most striking aspect of Zuckerbergs testimony wasnt his painful apologias or excuse-spinning, but his ability to spend nearly 10 hours saying almost nothing. The hearings may prove to be a sea change moment for Facebook and the greater data-mining industrial complex, but it would be hard to say the public learned much of anything.

When Sen. Kamala Harris asked Zuckerberg, on the subject of Cambridge Analytica, whether the company had any conversations about whether to inform the 87 million users affected, the CEO replied, I dont know if there were any conversations at Facebook overall because I wasnt in a lot of them, and finally I dont remember a conversation like that.

When asked by Sen. Maria Cantwell whether Facebook employees had helped with Cambridge Analyticas work: Senator, I dont know.

When asked about the role of Palantir, a data-mining defense contractor co-founded by Facebook board member and early Zuckerberg ally Peter Thiel: Im not really that familiar with what Palantir does.

Zuckerberg acted similarly confused when asked whether Facebook does things it openly says it does on its own website. When Sen. Roger Wicker asked Zuckerberg if he could confirm whether Facebook can track a users internet browsing activity, even after that user has logged off of the Facebook platform, the CEO replied, Senator I I want to make sure I get this accurate, so it would probably be better to have my team follow up afterwards.

The answer is categorically, unequivocally yes, according to Facebook.com: If youre logged out or dont have a Facebook account and visit a website with the Like button or another social plugin, your browser sends us a more limited set of info.

When Sen. Roy Blunt asked Zuckerberg whether Facebook tracks users across devices (say, from their iPhone to their iPad), he replied that he was not sure of the answer to that question.

Meanwhile, on Facebook.com:

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07:36

THE GLOVES ARE OFF=> POTUS Trump Hits Rosenstein AGAIN For Signing FISA Application to Authorize Wiretap The Gateway Pundit

The gloves are off.

President Trump continues to deliver punishing rounds to Rosenstein and Mueller over their corrupt and fake Russian collusion witch hunt.

The President turned up the heat this week after the FBI KGB raided his personal attorneys office looking for dirt on porn star Stormy Daniels.

POTUS Trump unleashed a ferocious tweetstorm Wednesday morning.

First the President hammered fake news.

Then he brought up the never ending corrupt Russia investigation and the Mueller/Rosenstein FBI raid of his lawyers office.

Our relationship with Russia is worse now than it has ever been, Trump tweeted.

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07:19

The Trump Organization Was Always A Mafia Front-- What About The Trump Regime? DownWithTyranny!


There was lots of bitching and kvetching that the FBI treated Michael Cohen like a Mafia lawyer when they raided hhis home, his hotel room and his office-- kicking down the door in the case of the office. Sunday, former FBI chief, James Comey, is going to be on a 20/20 special with George Stephanopoulos and, according to Axios, a source present at the taping says the interview is going to shock the president and his team. It's his first interview since Seor T fired him almost a full year ago. A promo for the show compares Trumpanzee to a mob boss. And...
The Comey interview left people in the room stunned-- he told George things that hes never said before.
Some described the experience as surreal. The question will be how to fit it all into a one-hour show.
Comey answered every question.
If anyone wonders if Comey will go there, he goes there.
Long before Putin helped him steal the 2016 election allegations of Mafia connections have always swirled around Trump and his closest associates. Yesterday, Rolling Stone published an essay by Seth Hettena based on an excerpt from his book, Trump / Russia: A Definitive History, due out May 8th. Subject:...

07:10

Wahhabi Muslim Group Presses For Europe To Criminalize Hate Speech Weasel Zippers

RIYADH (Reuters) Europe must do more to assimilate Muslim immigrant populations and criminalise religious hate speech, said the head of a global Muslim missionary society trying to help Saudi Arabia mend its reputation as a promoter of intolerant ideology. The Muslim World League (MWL) and the kingdom itself have been accused for decades of []

07:02

Protest Song Of The Week: Corporate Public Control Department By Seun Kuti Shadowproof

From Nigerian musician Seun Kuti, the youngest son of Fela Kuti, comes this protest anthem aimed at Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari, as well as corrupt governments throughout the world. 

Corporate Public Control Department (C.P.C.D.) features a classic afrobeat rhythm, with punctuating horn riffs from the Egypt 80. They were Felas backing band.

Kuti sings, I give them my vote, and dem abuse it, and, Promise to give me peace and you give me war.

You promise me justice, and then you jail the poor. You promise jobs, and you close the factory. But theres always work in the penitentiary, he adds.

The corrupt politicians he sings of come every few years from the left and the right. They come with the same lies and empty promises. They come with their politics of hate. They come with their politics of war. And they come to divide poor and working class people by turning them against each other.

Backup vocalists sing, Corporate Public Control Department, and he responds, Now the new name for government. He lists off the public positions that have become corporate ones (e.g. the President is now the Director).

C.P.C.D. is one of several songs on his latest album, Black Times, which is aimed at building solidarity with those engaged in struggles for social justice. But it actually was released in 2016 as Gimme My Vote Back (C.P.C.D.).

We are all capable of change, us iron people, us workers. Black Times is the sound of the people, and a weapon of the future. The big picture needs more color, according to Kuti.

Buhari was in power when Fela Kuti was still alive making rebel music. Seun Kuti said in an interview for the Intercepts podcast, [Nigerians] need to organize and energize. You know, the indoctrination we have so far, to the motherland people, here on the continent. He highlighted the psychological damage that has occurred during periods of subjugation and oppression in his home country.

His music challenges the narratives of elites, which so much of the global population is willing to regurgitate.

You know, as if they care about the people, as if they care about the Earth, as if they care about our social constructs. They only care about the dollar, Kuti asserted. Last year, the elites took 85 percent of the money that was generated in this world.

One percent of the population of this world took 85 percent of the money that we generated last year. And it...

06:43

President Trump Signs Law to Target On-Line Sex Trafficking The Last Refuge

H.R. 1865, the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act of 2017, which makes it a Federal crime to own, manage, or operate a website with the intent to promote or facilitate prostitution. [Summary Details] [Transcript] 11:08 Continue reading

06:39

Muslim Group Sues To Stop Trump Admin From Releasing Report Tying Islam To Terrorism Weasel Zippers

Because Islam has nothing to do with terrorism. Via Washington Times: Two anti-Trump organizations filed a lawsuit Monday arguing that a government report earlier this year linking immigrants to most of the countrys terrorism cases since 2001 is so misleading that it violates federal law. The request seeks to recruit federal judges to police the []

06:39

Rep. Meadows: Absolutely Sessions & Rosenstein Should Be Held In Contempt Wray Could Face Impeachment (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Rep. Mark Meadows (R-SC) told reporters Wednesday that he absolutely believes Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should be held in contempt, after ignoring a subpoena request by House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes.  

Partial transcript and video via the Daily Caller.

Really at this particular point, its members of Congress who have a bigger problem with Rod Rosenstein [than the president], Meadows said in response to a question about POTUS possibly firing the deputy AG. Myself included.

They have not complied with the subpoena. They should be held in contempt if they cant get it right.

Meadows added that impeaching FBI Director Christopher Wray an idea first floated by Nunes is in the tool box.

Hopefully they will comply long before we have to go that route, but it is in the tool box that we have there. Certainly contempt of Congress is the first step.

On Fox News Tuesday evening, Nunes issued a stern warning to Wray and Rosenstein: Hand over the unredacted documents that congressional investigators have requested or face not only the prospect of being held in contempt but impeachment, as well.

06:38

Black Students in Milwaukee Are Demanding Changes to Racist Discipline in Public Schools The Intercept

School buses are parked in a parking lot outside of Miller Park on May 27, 2010 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

06:24

WTH? Muellers FBI Raid on Trumps Lawyer Sought Records on Access Hollywood Tape The Gateway Pundit

Earlier this week, FBI KGB agents raided the office of one of Trumps personal lawyers Michael Cohen at the request of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

They were looking for dirt on Stormy Daniels and seized attorney-client privileged communications between Trump and Cohen.

It was revealed Wednesday that agents were also looking for records on the Access Hollywood tape.

What the hell does a decade old hot mic recording have to do with Russian collusion?

Via The New York Times:

The F.B.I. agents who raided the office and hotel of President Trumps lawyer on Monday were seeking all records related to the Access Hollywood tape in which Mr. Trump was heard making vulgar comments about women, according to three people who have been briefed on the contents of a federal search warrant.

The search warrant also sought evidence of whether the lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, tried to suppress damaging information about Mr. Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.

It is not clear what role, if any, Mr. Cohen played regarding the tape, which was made public a month before the election. But the fact that the agents were seeking documents related to the tape reveals a new front in the investigation into Mr. Cohen that is being led by the United States attorneys office in Manhattan.

Rep Ron DeSantis (R-FL) responded to the NY Times article on Wednesday.

DeSantis tweeted: What the heck does the Access Hollywood tape have to do with Russia collusion? This investigation is a fishing expedition!

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06:02

UK Prime Minister Theresa May Wont Blame Assad for Syrian Gas Attack More Evidence Needed The Gateway Pundit

The liberal media sparked international outrage this week when they accused the Assad regime with gassing his own people in Douma outside Damascus.

The video was aired by most liberal media outlets in the West without question.

The Russians say the gas attack was staged.

But British Prime Minister Theresa May is not as eager at the Democrats and liberal media to blame Assad.
She told President Trump that more evidence is needed before the West bombs the hell out of Syria.

Breitbart.com reported:

Prime Minister Theresa May has indicated that more evidence is needed before blaming Bashar al-Assad for the latest chemical attack in Syria and taking military action against his regime.

Following phone calls with U.S. President Donald Trump and French premier Emmanuel Macron, No 10 said the international community needed to respond but did not confirm Assad was responsible at this stage.

[The leaders] agreed that reports of a chemical weapons attack in Syria were utterly reprehensible and if confirmed, represented further evidence of the Assad regimes appalling cruelty against its own people and total disregard for its legal obligations not to use these weapons, the statement read.

The UK will continue working closely together and with international partners to ensure that those responsible were held to account, the statement adds.

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05:44

BREAKING: FBI Admits Trump-Hating FBI Lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page STILL Have Top Security Clearance The Gateway Pundit

The FBI admitted Wednesday that Trump-hating FBI lovebirds Peter Strzok and Lisa Page still have their top security clearances.

Kentucky GOP Senator Rand Paul blasted the FBI on Wednesday.

Senator Rand Paul wrote a letter to FBI Director Christopher Wray in January expressing concerns over Peter Strzok and Lisa Page still having access to sensitive information despite their obvious biases and hatred for President Trump.

Senator Paul wanted to know if the bureau had any protocol in place to make sure these two dont use their top security clearance to push a personal agenda.

On Wednesday, the Kentucky Senator received a response from the FBI.

All FBI employees must maintain a top security clearance. Because of security concerns and law enforcement sensitivities, the FBI does not reveal the specific accesses granted to particular employees, Assistant Director of the Office of Congressional Affairs, Gregory Brower said in a letter to Senator Rand Paul.

Screenshot of letter to Rand Paul below:

Senator Rand Paul tweeted: BREAKING: FBI admits that @realDonaldTrump haters still have Top Secret security clearances which allows them to access sensitive private information!

Why the hell havent these two been fired from the FBI yet??

The post...

05:25

Chris Hedges: American Prophets of Social Justice Dandelion Salad

Dandelion Salad Previously published April 1, 2017 with Chris Hedges RT America on Apr 1, 2017 On this weeks episode of On Contact, Chris Hedges is joined by Professor Albert Raboteau, author of American Prophets: Seven Religious Radicals and Their Struggle for Social and Political Justice. They discuss the theological and ethical motivations of prophetic []

05:14

Zuckerberg Claims Facebook Made Enforcement Error in Determining Diamond and Silk Unsafe Working to Reverse It The Gateway Pundit

During his testimony before the House Committee on Energy and Commerce Wednesday, Mark Zuckerberg claimed Facebook made an error in determining Diamond and Silk were unsafe for the community.

Texas GOP Rep Joe Barton grilled Zuckerberg on their censorship of black Trump supporters, Diamond and Silk.

Zuckerberg responded with, In that specific case, our team made an enforcement error. We have gotten in touch with them to reverse it.

Diamond and Silk unloaded on Facebook last Friday night after the social media giant finally responded to their many inquiries as to why Facebook is censoring their content and brand.

The dynamic duo boast over 1.2 million Facebook followers on their main Diamond and Silk page.

Diamond and Silk say their reach on Facebook has dramatically reduced prompting them to seek answers from Facebook.

After giving them the runaround for months, Facebook responded with, The Policy team has came to the conclusion that your content and your brand has been determined unsafe to the community.

News of Facebooks egregious response to Diamond and Silk spread like wildfire.

Senator Ted Cruz also blasted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the companys censorship of conservatives, specifically Diamond and Silk.

On Wednesday, GOP Rep Marsha Blackburn also ripped Zuckerberg for conflating Diamond and Silks content with terrorism.

Zuckerberg lifting the censorship of Diamond and Silk is a start. Now its time to lift the boot off of The Gateway Pundit, Breitbart and all the other conservatives being crush by algorithms for their political views.

The post Zuckerberg Claims Facebook M...

05:10

Missouri Democrat Calls For Slavery Reparations Weasel Zippers

Via KC Star: Concerned about the plight of black people in her Missouri district, a Democratic state senator on Tuesday called for reparations for former slaves and criticized her own party for taking African American votes for granted. Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal, D-University City, criticized white Democrats, such as U.S. Sen. Claire McCaskill, saying theres no []

05:00

Sarah Sanders White House Press Briefing April 11th, 3:30pm Livestream The Last Refuge

Sarah Huckabee Sanders delivers the White House press briefing for Wednesday April 11th.  Anticipated start time 3:30pm EST UPDATE: Video Added WH Livestream Link CNBC Livestream Link Alternate Livestream Link

04:58

U.S. Attorney John Lausch Discusses DOJ Responsive Document Release The Last Refuge

U.S. Attorney John Lausch appears on Fox and Friends morning show to discuss the ongoing issue of releasing documents to congress yet retain integrity of potential criminal evidence that may be used in future proceedings. Lausch notes the FBI two-page Continue reading

04:55

Chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities: Who Is Jon Parrish Peede? [News - AllGov]

Despite proposing last year to abolish the agency altogether, President Donald Trump recently named a new chair for the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH). An independent agency that supports education, preservation, public programs, and research that contributes to the humanities as a life-enriching element of the American experience, NEH is the largest funder of humanities-related activities in the U.S. and gives out about 800 grants a year.

 

If confirmed by the Senate, Jon Parrish Peede would succeed William D. Adams, who resigned in May 2017, shortly after Peede was named senior deputy chair. As acting chair, Peede warned in October 2017 that Trump still wanted big cuts at NEH. Peedes brother, Robert L. Peede, Jr., was a top aide to Vice President Mike Pence and now works in the White House. 

 

Born March 30, 1969, to Dr. Robert Louis Peede Sr. and Mary Ann Parrish in Brandon, Mississippi. He earned a B.S. in English at Vanderbilt University in 1991 and an M.A. in Southern Studies at the University of Mississippi in 1994. During graduate school, he worked part-time as head writer of the SouthVine newspaper, senior editor of CrossRoads: A Journal of Southern Culture, and editorial assistant of the Mississippi Folklore Register.

 

After receiving his M.A., Peede from 1994 to 1996 worked as an editor at Mercer University Press in Macon, Georgia. He focused on the humanities, literature, and Southern culture, acquiring and editing more than 25 books, including a study of Benjamin Franklins London years, Civil War biographies, a photographic memoir of the Civil Rights Movement, and critical works on William Faulkner, Flannery OConnor, and other Southern writers. In 2008, he co-edited the book Inside the Church of Flannery O'Connor: Sacrament, Sacramental, and the Sacred in Her Fiction.

 

Peede then returned home to Mississippi, working at Millsaps College in Jackson from 1997 to 2003 as director of communications and founding editor of Millsaps Magazine.

 

Peedes first public service experience was at the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), the NEHs sister institution, from 2003 to September 2011.  He served as counselor to Chair Dana Gioia for four...

04:53

Senator Rand Paul Confirms Peter Strzok and Lisa Page Retain FBI Top Secret Security Clearances The Last Refuge

During an interview with Fox News host Harris Faulkner today U.S. Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) discussed a response letter he received from FBI Director Christopher Wray. Senator Paul inquired with the FBI Director about whether reassigned FBI Agent Peter Strzok Continue reading

04:30

Pennsylvania teachers given baseball bats to remind them to fight back against school shooters Fellowship of the Minds

From Daily Mail: A Pennsylvania school district has given its teachers small wooden baseball bats as a reminder to fight a school shooter with any weapon available should other options fail. Superintendent William Hall of the Millcreek Township School District Continue reading

04:19

O general Villas Bas deu uma tima ideia contra a violncia no Rio. Mas ela j existe h 24 anos The Intercept

Os militares andam muito ativos no Twitter. Na noite desta tera-feira, o general Villas Bas que foi rpido em colocar presso poltica para a votao do habeas corpus do ex-presidente Lula no teve a mesma agilidade em dar um google antes de sugerir a reinveno da roda.

Escorando-se na frase de efeito segurana dever de todos, o general apresentou uma ideia: a necessidade de cooperao da comunidade, atuando junto com as polcias, indicando local e pessoas envolvidas em delito na rea conflagrada. A ideia to boa que foi implementada h 24 anos, dentro do Comando Militar do Leste.

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Reproduo Twitter

O esquecimento do general sobre a histria da violncia no Rio vem acontecendo com muita gente.

A frase o Rio acabou, que se escuta hoje em qualquer bar da cidade,  remete dcada de 90. Naquela poca, a chegada dos fuzis ao Rio ganhava os noticirios, e os sequestros, de to corriqueiros, eram acompanhados como novelas: dias a fio, famlia reunida na sala esperando comear o Jornal Nacional, ansiosa por notcias. O Governo do Estado no dava conta.

Eram registradas altas taxas de homicdios (dolosos) tanto na cidade quanto no Estado do Rio. A corrupo policial era galopante, trfico de armas e drogas estavam a todo vapor, a sensao de medo era generalizada.

Em outubro de 1994, um termo de cooperao entre a Unio e o Estado foi firmado, criando Operao Rio. A iniciativa p...

04:15

Court Forces Harvard To Publish Confidential Admissions Documents In Asian-Discrimination Lawsuit Weasel Zippers

The documents will have more redactions than Hillarys emails. Via The College Fix: Harvards recipe is going to be made public. Some of it, at least: A federal judge ordered Harvard to publish a subset of admissions documents at issue in the Asian-discrimination lawsuit filed against the university, The Harvard Crimson reports. The school will []

04:12

Mike Pompeo Could Go Down If Senate Democrats Decide to Fight The Intercept

Democratic activists around the country have become energized by the nomination of Mike Pompeo as the new secretary of state, kicking off a bout of organizing around foreign policy that has little precedent outside the lead-up to an imminent invasion.

The question now is whether that enthusiasm will transfer to Senate Democrats themselves, or whether they will usher him through as they did in January 2017 when he was confirmed as CIA director. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., voted to confirm Pompeo last year.

Pompeo, a committed Islamophobe and war hawk, has galvanized opposition particularly for his hostility to the Iran nuclear deal, which Democrats see as a signature piece of the legacy of former President Barack Obama. Ripping up the deal, its advocates warn, would march the United States down a path that leads inevitably to war.

Pompeo, who previously represented Kansas in Congress, will appear before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Thursday, where Republicans hold a one-member advantage. But with Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., having already announced his opposition, that means a united Democratic front could reject Pompeo in committee.

A nominee can still be brought to the floor for a vote despite having been shot down in committee, but nobody has been successfully confirmed that way in at least 40 years. The last to try, coincidentally, was John Bolton in 2005, when the committee recommended against his appointment as U.N. ambassador. He was filibustered on the floor and ultimately snuck through as a brief recess appointment.

A loss in committee could make it easier for moderate Democrats to vote against Pompeo, argued Elizabeth Beavers, who handles national security and foreign policy for Indivisible, a syndicate of grassroots chapters that came together after the 2016 election to resist the Trump agenda. It would change the calculus for senators on the floor, said Beavers. Republicans would need every vote, including the ailing Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., merely to get to a place where Vice President Mike Pence could break a 50-50 tie, if Democrats unite against Pompeo. (The National Interest has reported that not...

04:00

Rep. Marsha Blackburn Blasts Zuckerberg for Using Algorithms to Censor Conservatives (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

During a hearing before the House on Wednesday, Rep. Marsha Blackburn ripped into Mark Zuckerberg for using algorithms to censor conservative content.

Id like to ask you, do you subjectively manipulate with your algorithms to prioritize or censor speech? Rep Blackburn asked Zuckerberg.

Naturally, Zuckerberg obfuscated and gave a very generic answer about using algorithms to weed out terrorism.

Congresswoman, we dont think about what we are doing as censoring speech. I think that there are types of content like terrorism that I think we all agree we do not want to have on our service. So we build systems that can identify those and can remove that content and were very proud of that work, Zuckerberg said.

Rep. Blackburn wasnt having it. She immediately shot back with, Let me tell you something right now. Diamond and Silk is not terrorism.

Its nice to know that Mark Zuckerberg thinks people who support President Trump are in the same boat as ISIS terrorists.

VIDEO via 100% Fed Up:

Tech Giants Google and Facebook are currently purging conservative content from Facebook and YouTube They are hiding conservative stories on Google They are shadow-banning conservative news on all social media.

In February Facebook launched a new algorithm to ensure that conservative news would not spread on the social media platform.

Facebook has cut off traffic to all the top conservative and Trump-supporting websites.

Click here to see the ten top conservative websites that have been censored by Facebook.

Tuesday evening, TGPs Jim Hoft tweeted out a thread showing how Facebook crushed conservative websites with their algorithms.

Below is the partial thread:

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03:45

Would-Be Cop Killer Shot And Killed After Losing Gun Draw Weasel Zippers

All he had to do was comply. Via Blue Lives Matter: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department (LVMPD) released bodycam footage on Tuesday of a fatal shooting that occurred when an armed suspect refused to follow officers commands during a traffic stop on Friday (video below). At about 4:45 a.m. on April 6, LVMPD Officers Francisco []

03:20

Rep Gohmert: Mueller Needs to be Fired and Investigated For His Part in Helping Clinton Foundation Make $145 Million in Uranium One Deal (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Wednesday morning Rep Louie Gohmert appeared on Fox News to discuss Mueller and Rosenstein and their KGB-style thuggery.

Gohmert said not only does Mueller need to be fired, he needs to be investigated for his role in the Uranium One scandal.

Amen!

When asked if Mueller deserves to be fired, Rep Gohmert (R-TX) did not hold back.

There is nobody in America that needs firing more than Mueller, Gohmert said.

He needs not only to be fired, he needs to be investigated for his part in helping the Clinton Foundation make $145 million from the sale of Uranium when nobody knew more than Mueller did about the investigation, about the Russian efforts to get our Uranium. He participated. He needs to be the target, not investigating, Gohmert continued.

Gohmert also called for Rosenstein to be fired and investigated.

We need the appointment of a second counsel to investigate Comey and his leaks, Mueller and Rosentein, Gohmert concluded.

Mueller, Comey and Rosenstein are all linked to the Uranium One scandal.

Thats why Rosenstein quickly appointed Mueller to special counsel. Mueller is not only obstructing a full investigation into his own crimes with the Clinton Foundation, he is also working to remove a duly elected president.

VIDEO via Fox News:

The post Rep Gohmert: Mueller Needs to be Fired and Investigated For His Part in Helping Clinton Foundation Make $145 Million in Uranium One Deal (VIDEO) appeared first on The...

03:09

GOP Snakes Join Democrats Will Introduce Bill to Protect Dirty Cop Robert Mueller The Gateway Pundit

GOP snakes Lindsey Graham and Thom Tillis from North Carolina will join with Democrats to introduce a bill to protect Dirty Cop Robert Mueller.

This is why Republicans will lose in a landslide in November.
They cant keep attacking the president and defending crooked cops and expect voters to turn out to support them.

And, of course, they will blame President Trump for their losses.

The Hill reported:

A group of bipartisan senators is introducing new legislation to limit President Trumps ability to fire special counsel Robert Mueller.

Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.). Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Christopher Coons (D-Del.) and Thom Tillis (R-N.C.) will introduce the legislation, the Special Counsel Independence and Integrity Act, on Wednesday.

The legislation would let Mueller, or any other special counsel, receive an expedited judicial review within 10 days of being fired to determine if it was for a good cause. If it was determined it wasnt, he would be reinstated.

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It would also codify regulations that only a senior Justice Department official can fire a special counsel and that they must provide the reason in writing.

We need to ensure not only that special counsel Mueller can complete his work without interference, but that special counsels in future investigations can, too, Coons said.

Tillis added that the compromise bipartisan bill helps ensure that special counsels present or future have the independence they need to conduct fair and impartial investigations.

The post GOP Snakes Join Democrats Will Introduce Bill to Protect Dirty Cop Robert Mueller appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

03:01

Paul Ryan Announces Retirement Will Not Seek Reelection The Last Refuge

House Speaker Paul Omnibus Ryan announced earlier today he is not seeking re-election in November.  During a press conference announcement, after meeting with House lawmakers, Omnibus-Ryan stated his primary motivation was so he could spend more time with his wife Continue reading

02:30

Rep. Steve Scalise Grills Facebook CEO on Censoring of Conservatives Refers to Western Journal Study The Gateway Pundit

On Wednesday House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) grilled Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the companys targeting and censoring of conservative content.

Facebook has been censoring conservative publishers since the 2016 election of Donald Trump.
It is virtually impossible for major conservative outlets to get their content to spread on Facebook today.

Rep. Steve Scalise: I do want to ask you about a study that was done by Western Journal dealing with the algorithm that Facebook uses to describe what is fed to people through the newsfeed and what they found was after this new algorithm was implemented that there was a tremendous bias against conservative news and content. And a favorable bias towards liberal content. And if you can look at that it shows a 16 point disparity which is concerning Who develops the algorithm? You can also put a bias in if thats the directive. Was there a directive to put a bias in? Are you aware of this bias that many people have looked at and analyzed and seen?

Mark Zuckerberg: Congressman this is a really important question. There is absolutely no directive in any of the changes that weve made.

Of course, that is a lie.
Here is the proof.

TGP reported on this study in March.

A recent study by George Upper at The Western Journal confirms that Facebooks much-publicized demotion of publishers content in users news feeds has negatively impacted conservative-...

02:17

Nunes: If Wray, Rosenstein Dont Turn Over Docs, Will Move To Hold In Contempt, Impeach Weasel Zippers

HPSCI Chairman Nunes will move to hold FBI Director Wray and Deputy AG Rosenstein in contempt of Congress & will vote to impeach if they fail to comply with the HPSCI's request for unredacted docs, including the 2 page document that launched the investigation into the Trump camp. pic.twitter.com/X3PSv4lfDh Nick Short (@PoliticalShort) April []

02:11

1,224 Complaints Reveal a Staggering Pattern of Sexual Abuse in Immigration Detention. Half of Those Accused Worked for ICE. The Intercept

The privately-run T. Don Hutto Residential Center is one of only two federal Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention facilities for families with children in the United States.

01:56

Pennsylvania School District Arms Its Teachers With 16-Inch Baseball Bats Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Wire: A Pennsylvania school district came up with a novel way to help defend its schools from potential attackers: arm the teachers with bats 16 inches long. As the Erie Times-News reports, roughly 500 teachers in Millcreek will be armed with the bats. Schools Superintendent William Hall admitted,The bats are more symbolic []

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01:10

Trump Says Missiles Will Be Coming To Syria Weasel Zippers

Via NY Post: President Trump on Wednesday responded to Russias threat to knock down United States missiles in Syria by declaring, Get ready Russia they will be coming. Russia vows to shoot down any and all missiles fired at Syria. Get ready Russia, because they will be coming, nice and new and smart!, Trump []

01:10

Mark Zuckerberg Plays Dumb When Asked If Facebook Willing To Change Business Model To Protect Individual Privacy (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

In a head-scratching moment during Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerbergs hearing before the House, the Silicon Valley titan seemingly played dumb when asked if the company is willing to change its business model in the interest of protecting individual privacy.

Transcript below:

Rep. Anna Eshoo: Was your data included in the data sold to the malicious 3rd parties?

Mark Zuckerberg: Yes.

Rep. Anna Eshoo: Are you willing to change your business model in the interest of protecting individual privacy?

Mark Zuckerberg: Congresswoman, Im not sure what that means.

Zuckerbergs response is confusing considering 87 million users data were improperly accessed.

Individual privacy is at the top of every Facebook users list of concerns.

As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, federal investigators have begun probing Facebooks use of personal data after reports surfaced that Cambridge Analytica improperly gained access to the data of more than 87 million users.

CNBC reports:

We are aware of the issues that have been raised but cannot comment on whether we are investigating. We take any allegations of violations of our consent decrees very seriously as we did in 2012 in a privacy case involving Go...

01:02

BREAKING: Saudi Arabia Intercepts Rockets Over Riyadh (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

SAUDI ARABIA INTERCEPTED TWO MISSILES OVER RIYADH TODAY

There is already video of the missile explosions above Riyadh.

The rockets were likely fired by the Iranian-backed Houthi rebels in Yemen.
Sputnik reported:

Saudi Arabia, which leads a coalition against the Yemeni forces on request of the countrys president Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi, has been regularly shelled by the Yemeni Houthis.

According to Saudi Arabias Al Arabiya broadcaster, the kingdoms air defense forces have intercepted a missile over the capital Riyadh on Wednesday, following at least three blasts that were heard in the city.

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00:56

Deepening Understanding of the Creation Fellowship of the Minds

Most know the Genesis account of Creation. What is not as widely known is that there are a number of other biblical references to the Creation that broaden and deepen our understanding of the world and our human condition.  The Supremacy Continue reading

00:55

HERE'S WHY I HOPE PAUL RYAN CASHES IN BIG TIME No More Mister Nice Blog

Paul Ryan is leaving Congress, and he's going out with a sob story, of course:

Growing emotional at points, Mr. Ryan said family considerations weighed heavily on his retirement, explaining that his daughter was 13 when he became speaker and he did not want to be a remote figure in her teenage years.
Partly through surrogates, Ryan was also trying to make us feel sorry for him back in December, when rumors of a possible retirement first surfaced. At the time, Politico told us this:
Ryan has never loved the job; he oozes aggravation when discussing intraparty debates over micro-tactics," and friends say he feels like hes running a daycare center. On a personal level, going home at the end of next year would allow Ryan, who turns 48 next month, to keep promises to family; his three children are in or entering their teenage years, and Ryan, whose father died at 55, wants desperately to live at home with them full time before they begin flying the nest.
It's always about him. This is from a 2014 National Journal profile:
IM NOT GOING TO be in Congress 10 years from now, Ryan tells me one September afternoon. I can be definitive about that.

You wont be in Congress in 10 years?

No. God, no. Ive already been there 16 years. I dont want to be a career guy. Even though Ive been there a long time, where you could already say that... He stops himself. Its just, I dont want to spend my adult life in Congress.

... This is a person who ... found his 55-year-old father dead, and who knows that neither his grandfather nor his great-grandfather lived to see 60.

... I think mortality weighs on him, says Bill Bennett, the former Education secretary and drug czar who has grown into something of a political father figure to Ryan. Thats the first question the doctor asks: How old was your father when he died? How old was your grandfather?"
I lost my father at a young age, but I haven't spent my adult life playing the dead-dad card for sympathy, so I don't want to hear it from Ryan, nor do I want to hear about how devoted he is to his family.

00:54

Newt Gingrich: Mueller and FBI are Acting Like Stalin and The Gestapo in Germany (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Newt Gingrich joined FOX and Friends on Wednesday morning to discuss the Mueller witch hunt and Paul Ryans departure from Congress.

Newt hammered deep state Robert Mueller and the corrupt FBI.

Newt Gingrich: The truth is Mueller has produced NOTHING about Ppresident Trump and Russia. If you just look at what his original assignment was, it is a bust an absurdity. And instead they have gone off trying to find ways to create noise. But in terms of what he was originally asked to look into Robert Mueller has come up with a big fat zero and we ought to be honest about that. The president ought to relax, focus on on being president The fact is that Rosenstein has not done his job. He has not supervised Mueller. This whole thing is an absurdity. Weve now had, Paul Manafort and his wife, in their pajamas at 3 oclock in the morning having the FBI break down the door. Weve had this last week Cohen the lawyer had the door taken off the hinges at 6 in the morning. Show me one occasion where out of all the different crimes committed by the Clintons and their staff they ever had that kind of treatment. The fact is this is a left-wing bureaucracy of justice. It is anti-Trump. It is anti-Republican. People who think that justice is blind, which its supposed to be. No the left eye is open and what they have done ought to lead to a real debate not just what they have done about Mueller but about the whole Justice Department. And remember, it was Rosenstein who approved going in a six oclock in the morning. There is no reason to have done it. But actually the same thing about Manafort. How would anybody watching this show feel if you woke up at three in the morning and you and your spouse were still in bed in your pajamas and there were armed people in your room and they were the United States government. And they had no reason to do it Comey is off grandstanding. But the truth is he didnt do his job in the Bush administration, he colluded with Schumer to embarrass President Bush. The truth is he appointed a special counsel during the Bush administration that ran wild. And the truth is he failed to prosecute the people in the Clinton campaign.

And I think we ought to take this as a chance to educate the country about Comey and again to go back to my course on defending America. Thats the whole point that were supposed to have the rule of law. It aint the rule of law when they kick in your door at three in the morning and youre faced with armed men and you have no reason to be told youre going to have...

00:50

Breaking: Paul Ryan Not Running For Re-Election Weasel Zippers

"I am announcing that this year will be my last one as a member of the House. To be clear, I am not resigning. I intend to serve my full term as I was elected to do." WATCH: @SpeakerRyan announces he will not run for reelection. https://t.co/YmHv1ixICD pic.twitter.com/vVZA5oUWo9 Fox News (@FoxNews) April 11, 2018

00:30

California bill would create health care price controls Fellowship of the Minds

But, butI thought Obamacare was suppose to reduce the cost of health care? From Sacramento Bee: Californias government would set prices for hospital stays, doctor visits and other health care services under legislation introduced Monday, vastly remaking the industry in Continue reading

00:30

Illinois Dem-Led Plan Mandates Public Schools Teach LGBT History Weasel Zippers

Wait for the field trips. Via Chicago Sun Times: Illinois senators advanced a plan requiring public schools to teach a unit on the role and societal contributions of gays, lesbians and other LGBT individuals. The Senate Education committee endorsed the measure 8-2 Tuesday. If enacted, Illinois would become just the second state to approve an []

00:05

Billionaire Activist Tom Steyer Aims To Topple Scott Walker, Paul Ryan, Donald Trump Weasel Zippers

But, but, but the evil Koch brothers Via Journal Sentinel: Billionaire liberal political activist Tom Steyer came to Wisconsin Tuesday and at least one major politician took notice: Republican Gov. Scott Walker. While Steyer was busy connecting with students at Marquette University as part of his effort to topple Walker and House Speaker Paul Ryan []

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23:56

Egypts Repressive Government Could Soon Have Easy Access to Ubers Data for the Country The Intercept

Election campaign banners erected by supporters of Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi are seen in Matareya Square in Cairo on March 7, 2018.

23:40

Americans Still Arent Moving To Canada Weasel Zippers

We could make an even trade for Canadian conservatives. Via NRO: When assessing the motives of migrants, the press can only seem to tell one of two stories: If theyre leaving the Third World, theyre escaping poverty; if theyre leaving the First World, theyre escaping politics. Canada has emerged as a favored backdrop for the []

23:31

Breaking: Speaker Paul Ryan Announces Retirement from Congress (Video) The Gateway Pundit

Speaker Paul Ryan announced on Wednesday he is retiring from Congress and will not seek reelection.

Brendan Buck, Counselor to the Speaker released a statement moments ago.

Paul Ryan made the official announcement at 10:15 AM Eastern.

Paul Ryan: I gave this job everything I had. The truth is its easy for it to take over everything in your life. Today I am announcing that this year is my last year as a member of the House Its almost hard to believe but I have been a member of Congress for two decades I will be setting new priorities in my life Im really proud of what weve been able to do Our two biggest achievements tax cuts and second to build our nations military. These I see as lasting victories I want to be clear Im not done yet I believe its future is bright I tried to bring as much Wisconsin to Congress as possible

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23:25

Mark Zuckerberg Lied: Here Are Ten Charts to Show How Facebook Is Censoring Conservative Publishers The Gateway Pundit

Tech Giants Google and Facebook are currently purging conservative content from Facebook and YouTube They are hiding conservative stories on Google They are shadow-banning conservative news on all social media.

In February Facebook launched a new algorithm to ensure that conservative news would not spread on the social media platform.

This was after Facebook announced it was losing 50,000,000 user hours a day in the previous quarter.

The algorithm change caused President Donald Trumps engagement on Facebook posts to plummet a whopping 45%.

In contrast, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) do not appear to have suffered a comparable decline in Facebook engagement.

Top conservative Facebook pages with daily traffic in the millions have seen 75% to 95% drop in traffic.
Young Cons, Western Journalism, SarahPalin.com, Independent Journal Review, Right Wing News, and several others have seen dramatic loss in traffic.

On Tuesday Senator Ted Cruz blasted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the companys censorship of conservative news.
Mark Zuckerberg said it wasnt happening.

Mark Zuckerberg was lying.
Facebook has cut off traffic to all the top conservative and Trump-supporting websites.
Here are ten top conservative websites that have been censored by Facebook.

23:23

Trump Asks Russia To Roll Over - It Won't Moon of Alabama

Donald Trump may perceive these bad cop/good cop tweets as a serious way to negotiate with Russia. They ain't. Donald J. Trump - @realDonaldTrump - 10:57 AM UTC - 11 Apr 2018 Russia vows to shoot down any and all...

23:18

Trump Signs Order Calling For Work Requirements In Welfare Programs Weasel Zippers

Trump is forcing people into job lock. Via The Hill: President Trump on Tuesday signed an executive order calling for federal agencies to establish or strengthen existing work requirements for certain individuals who benefit from federal welfare programs. The White House issued a memo that argued those who rely on welfare would have an easier []

23:05

House Majority Whip Scalise: Paul Ryan Is Speaking Today Expected to Announce Retirement at 10 AM ET (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) told FOX and Friends on Wednesday morning that Paul Ryan is speaking today on his future plans.

This comes after reports by Axios and Politico that Speaker Ryan will not seek reelection in November.

Scalise says Paul Ryan will be speaking today about his future plans.

FOX and Friends: Have you heard that he is stepping down?

Steve Scalise: Theres speculation. Ive spoken with Paul and ultimately the Speaker is going to be giving some comments later today. I think thats his prerogative.

Via FOX and Friends:

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23:00

Letters from a Heartbroken Pervert: A Poem Matt Forney

This is a guest post by Nameless Writer, the fourteenth in a series.

Can you tell me how this poem ends? I know we broke up, but I could really use your help. As you know, Raymond Carver is great to get you going, but no good at finishing.

Man asks wife for a blowjob.

She obliges.

Things go poorly. Shes low-energy and grimacing.

He asks whats wrong.

She apologizes, says his dick tastes like shit. Says she probably cant go on.

Husband relents.

She says shes tired and goes to bed.

Man wants to go out, calls a sitter.

Sitter arrives, man heads out.

A few hours pass.

Man returns.

Wife is still asleep, kids are asleep.

Sitter is watching TV.

Man and sitter get to talking.

Sitter starts flirting with man.

Man reciprocates.

They kiss.

She fumbles with his belt.

He lifts up her skirt.

He tells her they have to be quiet.

She tells him shes not on birth control.

Then get on your knees, he whispers.

She spits on her hand and starts jerking him off.

I want to get something out of this, she hisses.

The sitter spins around and puts her hands firm against the wall.

Man gets the message.

She moans gently as he enters her.

Hes impressed she can take it at all, given her age.

She whimpers more as he goes deeper.

He covers her mouth with one hand before continuing.

The sitters ass feels good and tight.

The man pumps away.

The two suddenly hear the wife stirring.

The two stop without finishing.

They quickly dress.

The sitter fusses with her hair.

Wife walks into living room, seems suspicious.

Sitter leaves.

Wife apologizes for being a wet blanket earlier.

Man shrugs it off.

Wife insists on delivering that blowjob now that shes had some rest.

Man tells her it probably tastes like shit still.

Wife says she doesnt care, wants to serve him.

They go to the bedroom.

She takes his cock out of his pants.

Its still hard from the sitter.

The wife is pleased.

See, you want it, she giggles.

And youve waited so patiently.

Wife kisses the tip of her husbands cock.

She slowly but surely works her head down, kissing his balls.

Wife is filled with energy, eagerness, and smiles.

The husband feels great.

She pauses, taking the cock out of her mouth for a moment.

What kind of soap did you use while I was sleeping?

Man assures his wife he has not showered.

Wife cant believe it, says his cock has never tasted better.

Blowjob continues.

Man feels guilty and confused, but good.

He cant bring hi...

22:57

Schumer: Crystal Clear To Me That Trump Is Attacking American Values Weasel Zippers

"Last night, @POTUS said the FBI raid was a disgrace, part of a witch hunt, an attack on our country and mentioned that many people have encouraged him to fire Mr. Mueller I would remind the president that [Mueller] is a lifelong Republican," Sen. Schumer says pic.twitter.com/hYJwifR9Uk CBS News (@CBSNews) April 10, 2018 HT: []

22:53

I DON'T THINK THE DEPLORABLES WANT WAR No More Mister Nice Blog

President Trump is signaling that he's working on a military strike in Syria ... and I don't think it's going over well with his base. Here's a comment at Gateway Pundit:



When a Republican president can't get a right-winger with an eagle avatar and the screen name "Eaglized" to back an upcoming use of U.S. military force ... that's trouble.

More from those comments:

Has anyone taken poll to ask see how many Americans believe this false flag

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Mattis said in February that there was no proof that Assad committed the last 2 gas attacks. The timing of this attack is simply too suspicious to take at face value.

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And Assad - as horrible as he supposedly is - has zero motive, when he has all but won the wat against ISIS. ISIS would be the beneficiary of our attack, wouldn't they?

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Dumb as rock Democrats (civilians and the Reps in Congress) and war mongering RINOs in government.
(Were the last fifty years of American politics just a dream? Now if you support military action by a GOP president, you're a "RINO.")
Fox did a poll on twitter about how many people thought we should get involved more in Syria. Over like 11 hours is was over 65% stay out. Then within 10 minutes like 50,000 bots votes were added to switch the vote the other way.

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Do not go to war, President Trump.

You need Congressional Approval for such matters and WE THE PEOPLE do not consent!

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Amen...don't do it DJT...you're being goaded. NOTHING is what it seems in that part of the world. Not the world's policeman...remember that??

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If Trump lets the globalists con him again with the ridiculously same tactic of gas-bombing-without-proof, we are all done for! No one 'wins' a nuclear war!

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Sen. Lindsey Graham and all of the rest of the swamp are calling for war.
No greater confirmation exists, that we must avoid war in Syria.

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No! No! No! President Trump said 'let someone else handle it!'!! STICK TO YOUR GUT PLAN PRESIDENT TRUMP!! Pull us out of there! All this was garnered to get us in a war..... When the dems/rinos/republicans all agree, something's amiss!!

STOP IT PRESIDENT TRUMP! GET US OUT...

22:36

Bank Of America Will No Longer Lend To Some Gunmakers Weasel Zippers

Bank accounts for illegal aliens not affected. Via Bloomberg: Bank of America Corp. plans to stop lending to companies that make assault-style guns used for non-military purposes. Its our intention not to finance these military-style firearms for civilian use, Anne Finucane, a vice chairman at Bank of America, said Tuesday in a Bloomberg Television interview. []

22:30

Why the NYPD Killing of Saheed Vassell Has Locals Worried About Gentrification in Brooklyn The Intercept

As a matter of protocol, the New York Police Department does not make 911 calls public. In the rare occasions when it does, it is often in the service of building a narrative to justify police action. Such was the case at the end of last week, when, in response to growing community and online anger over the police shooting of Saheed Vassell in Brooklyn, police released partial transcripts of the 911 calls bringing their attention to the 34-year-old black Crown Heights resident with a well known history of mental illness.

The NYPD released the edited transcripts of three calls in which two unnamed individuals tell police that a man is pointing what looks like a gun at people, and a third caller states outright that it is a gun. One caller described Vassell as a crazy man. The police also made public edited clips of CCTV footage showing Vassell brandishing a silver, shiny object at a number of passersby not a gun, but a small piece of metal piping. The point of releasing the transcripts and footage was clear: to convince an angered public that the 911 callers truly feared that a black man was threatening people with a gun in Crown Heights, and it was to this fear that police were responding.

In this fear and its use as grounds for swift death-by-cop Vassells Crown Heights community sees no justification, but rather another site of structural violence: gentrification.

For many, the very act of calling the police on a disturbed black man was proof of a sort of privilege.

Whether the 911 callers were in fact new, white, and gentrifying residents in the neighborhood cant be verified, but the longtime Crown Heights denizens who protested Thursday night in front of the NYPDs 71st Precinct assumed as much. Vassell was well known and well liked in the community. Locals were well aware of his history of mental illness, but knew him to be harmless. Neighbors recalled that he was a regular feature outside Dons & Kings Barber Shop on Utica Avenue, offering to do odd jobs and chores. To longtime residents, he was known by name not as some crazy man. For many, the very act of calling the police on a disturbed black man was proof of a sort of privilege that does not recognize the risks the police pose to black life, particularly when mental illness is involved.

You are visitors in our communities, Hortencia Peterson told the protest crowd a mixture of locals and activists, many of whom were white via megaphone. Peterson is the...

22:00

Which Candidates Dare To Say IMPEACHMENT? DownWithTyranny!


Some congressional candidates campaign explicitly on impeaching Trump. The DCCC advises against that. Kaniela Ing, for example, warns Democrats at the top of his issues page that "It's not enough to simply resist Donald Trump. People are struggling and feeling left behind. Leaders must offer hope and progress beyond resistance." He then goes on to offer 30 bold planks he's running on, from Medicare-For-All, expanding Social Security, Affordable Housing, Tuition-free college, and 100% Renewable Energy by 2035 to Job Guarantee and Net Neutrality. #30, though calls for Trump's impeachment:
Donald Trump is an affront to the values we hold dear in Hawaii. We're pulling America back from the past, when we should be looking to the future. Kaniela will champion the impeachment of Donald Trump, so we can focus on progress beyond resistance (see above). In Congress, Kaniela will be an ambassador of tolerance, diversity, and aloha.
Ing, though, is an exception. Even among candidates who are eager to vote to begin the impeachment process, few want to put it on their websites.

Goal ThermometerI spoke with a couple dozen members of Congress and candidates for Congress about impeachment. Basically nearly all of them said they'd rather not talk about it. Like Kaniela, Alan Grayson (D-FL) was another exception: "On May 9, 2017, Donald Trump fired the Director of the FBI because of 'the Russia thing,' as clear a confession to obstruction of justice as you will ever see. On May 10, 2017, Trump met with the Russian Ambassador and Foreign Minister, in the Oval Office, and gave them 'code word' classified information (meaning higher than Top Secret) that we dont even provide...

21:30

Agenda-driven media promotes the worst fear: Im a Holocaust survivor Trumps America feels like Germany before Nazis took over Fellowship of the Minds

Hyperbole much? When I was on Facebook and Obama was re-elected, proggies were telling conservatives to calm down. They said, We survived eight years of Bush, youll survive eight years of Obama. Apparently now we are facing the next Holocaust Continue reading

21:00

CT Democrat gubernatorial candidate dragged off by police Fellowship of the Minds

Liberals really are mentally ill! Lee Whitnum, a Democrat, 58, declared herself a candidate in Connecticuts gubernatorial race and filed the necessary paper work more than a year ago. On Monday, April 9, 2018, the Brookfield Democratic Town Committee held Continue reading

20:01

Intercepted Podcast: A Nation Addicted to War The Intercept

Subscribe to the Intercepted podcast on Apple Podcasts, Google Play, Stitcher, Radio Public, and other platforms. New to podcasting? Click here.

 

The bipartisan war party is once again giddy with excitement as Trump prepares to become presidential again. This week on Intercepted: U.N. inspectors have not even arrived on the ground in Syria to investigate the latest reported use of chemical weapons, but Trump has already threatened Syria, Russia, and Iran that they will pay a big price and nothing is off the table. Historian Andrew Bacevich and Jeremy make the case against escalating U.S. military action in Syria, even if Assads forces were behind the attack. The acclaimed novelist Arundhati Roy talks about her new novel, The Ministry of Utmost Happiness, and offers insights on Kashmir, Narendra Modi, Trump, and more. Roy also dismantles some widely held beliefs about Mahatma Gandhis politics. Actor and writer Wallace Shawn (My Dinner with Andre, The Princess Bride) talks about the U.S. assassination program, imperial wars, and collective responsibility. He and Jeremy also discuss Evening at the Talk House, Shawns new audio drama premiering next week on Intercepted. And Jimmy the taxi driver gets into Trumps head in the aftermath of the raid on the office of his personal lawyer Michael Cohen. Its a sabotage.

Transcript coming soon.

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19:15

Old Trump Friend Murdochs Fox London Office Raided In European Commission Antitrust Probe; UK Concerned About Increased Murdoch Influence On Public Opinion If Fox-Sky Deal Goes Through Mining Awareness +

First the Trump-Murdoch-Reagan-Cohn nexis; then Tuesdays raid; then the UK regulatory concerns about increasing the already huge influence of the Murdoch family upon the UK media. According to the UK Competition and Markets Authority, the Murdoch Family Trusts news outlets are watched, read or heard by nearly a third of the UKs population, and have a combined share of the publics news consumption that is significantly greater than all other news providers, except the BBC and ITN.

US President Reagan greeting Rupert Murdoch in the Oval Office. 1/18/83. (Ronald Reagan Library)
To understand Murdochs relationship with Trump, it helps to understand his relationship with one of the presidents predecessors in the White House, Ronald Reagan, with whom Murdoch enjoyed surprisingly close ties, facilitated and fo...

18:26

As Facebook CEO Zuckerberg Testifies To Congress, US Senators Markey And Blumenthal Introduce Privacy Bill OF Rights Mining Awareness +

Zuckerberg admitted at todays hearing that no one on Facebooks app review team was held accountable for approving the app used to sell user data to Cambridge Analytica. Wondering why not? So am I. US Sneator Richard Blumenthal, @SenBlumenthal, April 10, 2018.

US Senator Markey Questions Zuckerberg (6 minutes) http://youtu.be/qhsuJdZbTAk

US Senator Blumenthal to Mark Zuckerberg 1 minute clip: http://youtu.be/eUVUTqNfSHg Longer clip here:...

18:00

A priso de Lula, o dio de classe e os golpes dentro do golpe The Intercept

Movimentao policial no entorno da sede da Policia Federal de Curitiba (PR) neste domingo (08), onde o ex presidente Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva encontra se preso. (Foto_ Rodrigo Felix Leal_Futura Press_Folhapres.png

17:01

Midnight Meme Of The Day! DownWithTyranny!


by Noah

I'm thinkin' that it's highly likely that Seor Trumpanzee grew up in a house that was covered, inside and out, with old, flaking lead paint. The evidence mounts every time he opens his mouth. It certainly could explain his erratic thought processes and apparent dementia. Of course, it could be syphilis, but, when I look at the things listed in tonight's meme, I zero right in on the lead paint thing. Oh hell, Trump is so nuts, it's probably both.

But why roll back regulations governing the use of lead-based paint? The answer probably lies in the fact that, although, there have been regulations regarding lead paint for several years, President Obama put 1 or 2 in place that were particularly effective and enforceable, and if the black dude was for it, well... Not only that, but, these days, the lead paint problem is especially widespread in our inner cities, so, if you're a republican, how appropriate. It's perfect passive-aggressive racism.

Under Scott Pruitt, the E.P.A.'s efforts to roll back lead paint regulations can be found in the Trump administration's budget proposals. The issue is now in the courts where the E.P.A.'s efforts have been blocked, for now. Meanwhile, they are, of course, choosing not to enforce the existing regulations. Pruitt's proposals for the future of lead paint regulations amount to shifting responsibility to the states and then not providing the necessary budgetary money to the states, a common republican tactic.

Lead is particularly dangerous to children. It leads to brain damage and learning disabilities. Hence my opening supposition ab...

16:34

Syria - A U.S. Attack Would Be Futile - But Serve A Purpose Moon of Alabama

by M. K. Bhadrakumar The United Nations Security Council turned down a compromise resolution on Syria, proposed by Sweden and seconded by Russia seeking investigation on the alleged chemical attack in Douma. Five countries supported the resolution with two permanent...

15:59

Report: Anti-Trump GOP House Members Happy to Take Out President Over Mueller, Looming Loss of Congress The Gateway Pundit

Never-Trump leader Erick Erickson reported Tuesday night via Instagram and Twitter an alleged conversation he had with an unnamed Republican Congressman over his and many of his fellow GOP Congressmens hatred of President Donald Trump and their willingness to take out the President through impeachment if he fires Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

This would be their punishment for what they fear to be the loss of their Congressional majorities in the House and Senate come the November elections.

Erickson said the Congressman is afraid to speak out publicly because he would be primaried and voted out by the Trump supporters in his district.

A transcript and embed of Ericksons Instagram post in which the Republican Congressman is quoted as saying they and others are prepared to take out the President:

Tonight I got to spend some time at a Safeway grocery store with a Republican Member of Congress almost all of you would recognize. You will sometimes see him on Fox News defending the President. But he has come to despise the man privately even though he doesnt say anything in public right now.

We roamed the aisles of the Safeway grocery store so he could complain about the President. He knew I would write about it and is happy to be quoted. He is livid.

Needless to say I think if the president were to fire Robert Mueller at this point the votes are there to impeach him. A lot of Republican Congressmen are so frustrated and realizing they may lose their reelection that they are perfectly happy to take out the President with them because they all blame him.

Ill have a write up tomorrow at the Resurgent dot com.

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14:33

Its Pure Math Were Headed for a Train Wreck Bill Holter Greg Hunters USAWatchdog

By Greg Hunters USAWatchdog.com   Financial writer and gold expert Bill Holter says China has a lot of weapons to fight a trade war with the U.S. China could stop buying Treasury bonds (as it reportedly already has done).  It could sell Treasury bonds.  It could slash the value of the Yuan, or something much []

14:20

April 11th 2018 Presidential Politics Trump Administration Day #447 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

14:17

Senator Tim Scott Unloads on Facebook: What Is Unsafe About Two Black Women Supporting the President? (Video) The Gateway Pundit

Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) is a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions.

On Tuesday the committee met as Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg was meeting with senators on Capitol Hill.

Tim Scott took time out of his committee to address Facebook and why the company believes two black women supporting Trump are unsafe for the community?

In a bit of irony, Im posting video from our HELP Committee hearing today. As Im sure many of you know, Mark Zuckerberg is on the Hill to testify today, and though Im not on the Commerce or Judiciary Committees where he is being questioned, I did want to take the opportunity to express my concerns with Facebook seemingly censoring conservative views.

Russians trying to influence our elections? Kick them off. Racists or others trying to incite violence and hate? Goodbye forever. But @Diamond And Silk? Two black women sharing their conservative views? They are hardly unsafe to the community.

This is a great video.

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14:15

Wednesday April 11th 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

14:01

Black Political Power LewRockwell

Its often thought to be beyond question that black political power is necessary for economic power and enhanced socio-economic welfare. Thats an idea that lends itself to testing and analysis.

Between 1970 and 2012, the number of black elected officials rose from fewer than 1,500 to more than 10,000. Plus, a black man was elected to the presidency twice. Jason Riley, a fellow at the Manhattan Institute, tells how this surge in political power has had little beneficial impact on the black community.

In a PragerU video, Blacks in Power Dont Empower Blacks (http://tinyurl.com/y84psoyt), Riley says the conventional wisdom was based on the notion that only black politicians could understand and address the challenges facing blacks. Therefore, electing more black city councilors, mayors, representatives and senators was deemed critical. Even some liberal social scientists now disagree. Gary Orfield says, There may be little relationship between the success of black leaders and the opportunities of typical black families. Riley says that while many black politicians achieved considerable personal success, many of their constituents did not.

After the 2014 Ferguson, Missouri, riots, which followed the killing of Michael Brown after he charged a policeman, much was made of the small number of blacks on the citys police force. Riley asks: If the racial composition of the police force is so important, how does one explain the Baltimore riots the following year after Freddie Gray died in police custody? Baltimores police force is 40 percent black. Its police commissioner is black. Its mayor is black, as is the majority of the City Council. What can be said of black political power in Baltimore can also be said of Cleveland, Detroit, Philadelphia, Washington, Atlanta and New Orleans. In these cities, blacks have been mayors, police chiefs, city councilors and superintendents of schools for decades.

By contrast, when blacks had little political power, they made significant economic progress.During the 1940s and 50s, black labor force participation rates exceeded those of whites; black incomes grew much faster than white incomes. Between 1940 and 1950, black poverty rates fell by as much as 40 percent. Between 1940 and 1970, the number of blacks in middle-class professions quadrupled. Keep in mind that was before affirmative action programs. Riley says that racial gaps were narrowing without any special treatment for blacks. After the 1960s, the government began pouring trillions of dollars into various social programs. These programs discouraged marriage and also undermined the work ethic through open-ended welfare programs, helping keep poor people poor.

The fact that political success is not a requirement for socio-econ...

The Best Mom Cant Make Up for a Dad LewRockwell

A film producer told me a story recently.  It was about an experiment with high-school kids from disadvantaged families.  Seventeen kids were only taught reading, no other subject.  Not history, not science, not math.  As they advanced through school and approached graduation, these students scored very high on SAT college entrance exams.  All of these students received full scholarships from renowned universities.  But none of these students went on to higher education.  Why?  Because they came from single-parent mother-only homes and their mothers pulled their kids heartstrings and said they had to stay at home and get a job to help support mom.

This is the tragedy of women raising kids.  Some mothers do this not by choice, but still others choose not to marry or remarry and have no instinct or inclination to provide a father for their children.  In fact, some career women today undergo in vitro fertilization, intentionally have kids without fathers, and they got the kids to feed their nurturing instincts.  No father needed.

This topic is up front and personal for me now because my almost 14-year old sons mother, who has recently gained more than 90% child custody, is telling my son when he reaches age 18, and she will be 65 years of age, that he has to go get a job to support her.   How will my son ever get his own life started?

How did I get pushed out of my sons life?  My sons mother contrived up a bunch of charges against me to gain full legal and greater than 90% physical custody of my son.  She is waiting for me to fall into another of her traps and gain complete custody.

My son is devastated.  The family court did not give him due process.   His rights under the family code were swept under the rug by derelict attorneys.  He wanted a dad and a mom.  He got an every-once-in-a-while dad.  My son is begging me to do something.

How did I get in this predicament?  The mother, family court and attorneys took me to task for violating court orders, like failing to get a lone homework assignment completed in a whole school year, an assignment his mother failed to deliver on time.   My sons mother also coached him to not do the homework that night, saying school hours with dad didnt count towards his education credits.

I was also guilty of hiring a math tutor over the objection of his mother who had complete authority over schooling issues.  But no math was being taught and I couldnt imagine the family court would penalize a dad who overruled the mother in the best interest of his child.  The math tutor was the only one who was successfully able to teach my learning-handicapped son.  Two other math tutors quit in frustration.

Then there was a damning letter from a child counselor.  The boys mother offered her contrived but tearful and seemingly convincing story that her sons father foments a contentious family environment.  The counselor is now trying to usurp my role and...

Criminally Insane DC LewRockwell

UPDATE

There is no longer any doubt that the criminally insane government in Washington is driving the world to the last war. See here and here.

UPDATE:

As Americans we must face the possibility that we have a criminally insane government in Washington that is leading the world to destruction.

A Russian Government Press Release:

False information is being planted about the alleged use of chlorine and other toxic agents by the Syrian government forces. The latest fake news about a chemical attack on Douma was reported yesterday. These reports are again referenced to the notorious White Helmets, which have been proved more than once to be working hand in glove with the terrorists, as well as to other pseudo-humanitarian organisations headquartered in the UK and the US.
We recently warned of the possibility of such dangerous provocations. The goal of these absolutely unsubstantiated lies is to protect the terrorists and the irreconcilable radical opposition that has rejected a political settlement, as well as to justify the possible use of force by external actors.
We have to say once again that military interference in Syria, where Russian forces have been deployed at the request of the legitimate government, under contrived and false pretexts is absolutely unacceptable and can lead to very grave consequences.

This is John Helmers interpretation of the warning:

WHEN THE RULE OF LAW WAS DESTROYED IN SALISBURY, LONDON AND THE HAGUE, AND THE RULE OF FRAUD DECLARED IN WASHINGTON, THAT LEAVES ONLY THE RULE OF FORCE IN THE WORLD. THE STAVKA [the high command of the Russian armed forces] MET IN MOSCOW ON GOOD FRIDAY AND IS READY. THE FOREIGN MINISTRY ANNOUNCED ON SUNDAY THE GRAVEST CONSEQUENCES. THIS MEANS ONE AMERICAN SHOT AT A RUSSIAN SOLDIER, THEN WE ARE AT WAR. NOT INFOWAR, NOT CYBERWAR, NOT ECONOMIC WAR, NOT PROXY WAR. WORLD WAR.

I hope that the situation is not this severe.

On The Threshold of War

The Russian view is simple: the West is ruled by a gang of thugs supported by an infinitely lying and hypocritical media while the general public in the West has been hopelessly zombified.  The Saker

The US generals, unlike the US politicians and media and US administration, are risk-averse if the outcome may be catastrophic. Gilbert Doctorow

Above are two of the three most intelligent and reliable...

Liars Lying LewRockwell

At least since the time of Marcus Tullius Cicero in the late Roman Republic everyone has certainly understood that politicians lie all the time. To be sure, President Donald Trump has been exceptional in that he has followed through on some of the promises he made in his campaign, insisting periodically that he has to do what he said he would do. Unfortunately, those choices he has made to demonstrate his accountability to his supporters have been terrible, including moving the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, threatening to end the Iran nuclear agreement and building a wall along the Mexican border. Following through on some other pledges has been less consistent. He has increased U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan and turned the war over to the generals while also faltering in his promise to improve relations with Russia. The potential breakthrough offered by promising exchanges during phone calls to Vladimir Putin have been negated by subsequent threats, sanctions and expulsions to satisfy hysterical congressmen and the media.

Concerning Syria, Trump last Tuesday said I want to get out, promising to pull U.S. troops out very soon, but was quickly brought to heel by pressure from Congress and a phone call from Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu that compelled him to change his mind within 24 hours. Israel wants chaos in Syria and its instrument of choice is the American military. Netanyahu has Congress to do his bidding and, for whatever reason, appears to also have Trump under his thumb.

So Donald Trump turns out to be a pretty good liar, even if one has to take into account the fact that he frequently has no idea what he is talking about. But the prize for lying at a high level has to go to the British as related to what has been going on both in the Middle East, with Russia, and also in Britain itself. Former Prime Minister Tony Blair was the first master at dissimulation in 2002 when his intelligence chief Sir Richard Dearlove told him that the Bush White House had decided on war and the intelligence and facts were being around the policy regarding Iraq, meaning that it was ignoring the information that did not support its desire to create a pretext for invading the country and removing Saddam Hussein. Blair presumably could have derailed the ill-fated invasion by refusing to go along with the venture, which was a war crime, but instead he fully supported George W. Bush in the attack and thereby had a hand in Americas worst foreign policy disaster ever. In 2016 an official British government inquiry determined that Bush and Blair had indeed together rushed to war. The Global Establishment has nevertheless rewarded Tony Blair for his l...

Russia Furious LewRockwell

Late on Monday we reported that US Navy Destroyer, USS Donald Cook (DDG-75), equipped with Tomahawk cruise missiles, as well as the Aegis missile defence system, was approaching the port of Tartus in Syria, which doubles as the location for the Syrian logistics base of the Russian Navy. According to CNN Turk, the US destroyer was at at a distance of 100 km from the port, as of Monday.

The destroyer, which left the Cypriot port of Larnaka and was headed for the Syrian shore, was reportedly buzzed by Russian warplanes which circled above the US warship four times.

To be sure, Russia is concerned, and seemingly angry, that another showdown may be imminent. According to Pravda, the Chairman of the State Duma Defence Committee Vladimir Shamanov said that the United States did not notify Russia of the approach of the group of US warships to the Russian naval base in Tartus.

A group of ships of the US Navy has appeared at a distance of...

The Great War in the Middle East LewRockwell

It can be readily argued that the most important event of the 20th century was the First World War. This massive conflagration saw the demise of a number of great world powers and dynasties (Romanovs, Hohenzollerns, Habsburgs and the Ottomans) and a redrawing of the global maps especially in the Middle East. World War I was also the spark for the Russian Revolution, the immiseration of Germany and the rise of Hitler, thus begetting World War II.

Eugene Rogan has written a fascinating book about that part of World War I that receives much less coverage than others; namely, the fall of the Ottomans. The book reads well and is crammed with detail but is designed for the general reader of history.

Rogan begins the book with his own personal connection to the Ottomans concerning the death of his great uncle at Gallipoli. This serves to begin the book with a wonderful poignant touch.

Essentially, the book covers the first two decades of the 20th century. This is when the Ottoman decline, which had been going on for centuries, really picked up speed. Of course, it culminated in the defeat of the Central Powers in 1918 and the formal removal of much of Ottoman territory from its previous colonial masters. As part of the process, the modern Republic of Turkey was also founded.

Yet, the Ottoman collapse also spawned other regional side effects. The Balfour Declaration arguably laid the groundwork for so much of the present tension in the Middle East with the ultimate creation of Israel. Further, the secret Sykes-Picot Agreement served to create boundaries and entitlements that had little bearing to realities on the ground. The Kurds, for one, were left blowing in the breeze.

The Fall of the Ottomans is a book that I can recommend to anyone interested in this somewhat neglected piece of modern history. The book is truly insightful.

Reprinted from Amazon.com.

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Liberalism/Libertarianism LewRockwell

*meaning classical liberalism, as the term is commonly understood

As you know, there has been an ongoing discussion here regarding the issues of the role liberalism has played in creating the destructive society within which the west currently lives.  The battle lines are simple enough: classical liberalism has offered perhaps what is best about the west and also what is worst.

As you also know, this battle plays out not just in the community but within me.  I find the medieval law, based on old and good custom and tradition, to come closest to what could be considered libertarian law today and not just closest, but longest lasting.  I also find tremendous value in the worth of the individual as an individual that is at the heart of liberalism.  Oh yeah, and I like the free market and private property stuff.

Yet liberalism was born from the fruits of the rejection of this medieval law, this custom, this tradition.  Instead of law discovered in old and good custom we have law created by mans reason with nary a thought given to the reason that is inherent in the hundreds and thousands of years of mans law, custom, and tradition.  And this transformation in the source of law hasnt worked out so well.

But to the extent that the concept of freedom includes the material blessings enjoyed in the west and I do not mean the frivolities, but reliable food, clothing, shelter, transportation, etc. well, the west is quite free, both compared to much of the world today and compared to the west ever in history.  Yet, classical liberals complain rightly so about our lack of freedom.  Sofreedom cannot be limited to or even greatly satisfied by such material comforts.

So why all of this rambling today?  C. Jay Engel has written a piece, Liberalism and Loneliness?  It is a critique of a critique of liberalism.  Through this piece, perhaps I can move an inch or two closer to clarity, closer to resolving this battle within me and the discussion within this community.

As a quick aside, I believe that classical liberalism had its own shortcomings, among which include that it was not as consistent as it should have been (but the later libertarianism that succeeded it purified it)

I agree with the classical liberalism had its own shortcomings part; I am not so sure about the power of libertarianism to purify.  That is expecting quite a bit from a political philosophy that can too easily free itself of the constraints of normative customs and traditions.

Nonetheless, classical liberalism was a positive influence in the world and many of its doctrines should be defended and expanded upon, as was done by people like Mises and Rothbard.

As noted, I find much positive and some negat...

Nobody Is Prepared LewRockwell

The stock market continued its yo-yo ways on Friday. After three straight days of healthy gains, the Dow Jones Industrials fell 572 points to end the week, closing below 24,000. The Nasdaq also plunged, dropping 161 points.

Peter Schiff has been saying for weeks this is a bear market. Well, now even Pres. Trump has said investors may see some short-term pain in the stock market. But the president says it will all be worth it because we will get long-term gain, referring to the benefits well reap when we win the trade war. In his most recent podcast, Peter said thats not how its going to play out.

Were going to have short-term pain and then the pain is going to get worse in the long-run.

The big problem is, nobody is really ready for any pain at all.

Peter said this is pain for no reason because these policies are a mistake. Not that some short-term pain wouldnt be beneficial. But policymakers arent willing to take the real steps necessary to reap long-term benefits cut government spending, cut entitlements, cut defense spending, and shut down government agencies and government departments.

There would be some short-term pain that would deliver some long-term gain. How about if the Fed normalizes interest rates and lets the bubbles collapse, lets people lose money, lets the markets restructure? That is short-term pain for long-term gain. That is what a real free-market recession is like. Let the government get out of the way. Let the central bankers get out of the way, and let the free market correct the imbalances and create a good foundation where we can build a lasting, sustainable, viable recovery.

But Peter says thats not what Pres. Trump is all about. Hes about avoiding the short-term pain by kicking the can down the road.

Peter also noted that even while stocks are falling, there is no flight to the dollar. When stocks fell in 2008, people ran to the dollar, but this time, the greenback is not a safe haven. He said the dollar is consolidating for its next big leg down. Its the opposite for gold.

Gold is getting ready to blow through the roof.

But right now, people are still complacent. They still believe the fundamentals are good. Peter repeated something he said in a previous podcast in a sense they are right. The fundamentals havent changed. They were lousy when the market was going up and they are lousy as the market is coming down. But the key thing to understand is that the fundamentals are actually getting worse.

This is a time bomb. The debt keeps going up. Every day were closer to the crisis. Every day there is more and more debt, right? And so, every day that goes by, were one day clos...

Little People LewRockwell

Black lives may matter, but some matter less than others. Poor Stephon Clark. He was so close to the sainthood that is bestowed upon any black person whos shot by a copor by a whiteor by a white Hispanicor by pretty much anyone except another black. Clark certainly had the credentials for canonization. A long criminal record, past violent offenses, and he was tall (it really helps if shot thugs are tall, because then they can be lovingly remembered as gentle giants). Last month, when Clark decided to go on a window-smashing rampage in his neighborhood (as a direct challenge to the theories of Bastiat), the hail of bullets that took him down practically assured his place in the hands up dont shoot hall of fame.

Except, Clark turned out to be a brutha who dont like the sistas. This ventilated giant was certainly not gentle with the feelings of black women. He never wasted an opportunity on social media to express his disdain for women of color. I dont want nothin Black but a Xbox, dark bitches bring dark days, was one prized tweet. And this one from his Asian baby mama in reference to Clarks racial preferences: This nigga said I dont want no black baby. Im already black. I dont need no black baby. Clark responded with an enthusiastic thumbs-up.

As might be expected, Kristallnacht Clarks martyr status was soon challenged by black women across the blogosphere. Huffington Post guest columnist Kimberly Foster stated the obvious: Stephon Clark was not a perfect victim. Well, duh. With enjoys beating up women on his professional rsum, I doubt he would have been a perfect mate, either. Foster denounced Clarks tweets for reinforcing the stereotype of blackness as ugly and unfeminine, and she declared her support for black women who refuse to protest on his behalf:

Black women cannot be asked to make allowances for black mens hatefulness in order to fight for the greater good because creating a world that offers no passes for the degradation of black girls and women is not a negligible goal. Public protests can be costly, and if after an assessment of what must be sacrificed, black women deem the costs too great, that decision is valid.

On the bright side, thanks to the Sacramento PD, black women no longer risk running into Stephon Clark on Tinder.

Its basic human nature to react negatively to feeling excluded because of how you look. As a short man (5 foot 6 on a good day), Ive certainly felt that sting on many the occasion. But its never occurred to me to t...

The Slippery Slope LewRockwell

Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.Benjamin Franklin

The ease with which Americans are prepared to welcome boots on the ground, regional lockdowns, routine invasions of their privacy, and the dismantling of every constitutional right intended to serve as a bulwark against government abuses is beyond unnerving.

I am referring at this particular moment in time to President Trumps decision to deploy military forces to the border in a supposed bid to protect the country from invading bands of illegal immigrants.

This latest attempt to bamboozle the citizenry into relinquishing even more of their rights is commonly referred to as letting the wolves guard the henhouse.

Never mind that using the U.S. military as a police force constitutes a direct violation of the Posse Comitatus Act of 1878. Never mind that Americas police have already been transformed into a standing army. Never mind that the borders have always been porousa fact that the government and its corporate partners profit from greatly when convenient. Never mind that Trumps infatuation with heavy-handed military and police power could pave the way for far greater threats to our liberties than a few underfed, unemployed migrants entering the country.

We are long past the stage where the governmentat any levelabides by restrictions on its powers.

What we are dealing with is a run-away government hyped up on its own power, whose policies are dictated more by paranoia than need.

Watching the state of our nation unravel, I cant help but think of Nazi Field Marshal Hermann Goerings remarks during the Nuremberg trials. As Goering noted:

It is always a simple matter to drag people along whether it is a democracy, or a fascist dictatorship, or a parliament, or a communist dictatorship. Voice or no voice, the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. This is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked, and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same in every country.

It works the same in every country.

The same propaganda and police state tactics that worked for Adolf Hitler 80 years ago continue to be employed with great success in a post-9/11 America.

We keeping returning to the same sticking point, forced to make the same choice over and over again: essential liberty or temporary safety.

Time and again, we keep sacrificing our liberties for phantom promises of safety.

Whatever the threat to so-called se...

Googles Slogan Is Dont Be Evil LewRockwell

If I know your phone number, I can track your whereabouts globally.

I was shocked when I read that statement from security researcher Nick Petrillo almost eight years ago. But since then, the situation has only gotten worse.

Federal Communications Commission (FCC) regulations require cell phones to have tracking technology that can pinpoint their precise location, especially in densely-populated areas. Law enforcement, intelligence agencies, and hackers use this data to track you wherever you go. Its also now possible to merge cellular calling records with location information. This permits police to identify your network of friends or what data-mining experts call your communities of interest.

This term used to describe this aggregate information is metadata, and it has much less legal protection than the actual content of your cell phone text messages or phone calls. For instance, in 2016, the National Security Agency (NSA) collected more than 151 million records about phone calls made by Americans. And no, these calls werent all related to terrorism. That same year, the NSA obtained warrants to collect data on only 46 terrorist suspects.

Companies like Google are intensely interested in this information as well. In fact, for most of 2017, all Android phones (which are equipped with Googles operating system) automatically collected the addresses of nearby cellular towers. This data was then sent back to Google, the company with the motto Dont be evil.

Google collected this information even if you disabled location services, didnt use any apps, or even had no SIM card in the phone. The data collection occurred as part of the practices Google used to manage notifications and messages on Android phones. Once security researchers outed the company about this practice, Google promised to discontinue it.

Dont be evil? Yeah, right.

What does your cell phone metadata reveal about you? In 2016, researchers at Stanford University decided to investigate what metadata can reveal. They designed an Android app they called MetaPhone and distributed it to more than 800 volunteers.

For eight months, the Android phones of the volunteers shared call and text logs with a server set up by the researchers. The data collected consisted of the time a call or text was sent or received, the duration of the call (or the length of the text message), and the phone number of the correspondent.

The raw data consisted of more than 62,000 phone numbers, 250,000 calls, and 1.2 million texts. To make sense of it all, the team set up a program to identify as many of the phone numbers as they could. After skimming publicly available data from social media websites like Facebook, performing basic Google searches, and using a public records retrieval service, they were able to identify...

Guns Save Lives Again LewRockwell

Guns save lives. We say that over and over, and we provide a mountain of data to prove it, but some people refuse to see it that way. They look at the numbers and apparently read it as Blah, blah, blah or something. So we tend to share stories of people defending themselves to prove that it does happen and isnt some clever manipulation of data.

You know, like this woman in South Carolina who killed an alleged attacker with a shotgun.

Cherokee County Coroner Dennis Fowler said a Gaffney man was shot and killed during an alleged home invasion early Friday morning.

Fowler said a woman shot and killed Charles Shannon Alley, 41, of Tansi Trail after he forced his way into a home while armed and began fighting with another man in the house.

According to witness statements Alley knocked on the door of a residence armed with a shotgun at 112 Piney Knob Drive in Gaffney about 3:25 a.m., Fowler said. When a male answered the door, Alley allegedly pushed his way inside and began to fight with the resident while threatening to do harm to another male and female also present. While engaged in the altercation, Alley was allegedly shot in the head by the female resident.

Tim Anthony, the homeowner, said when he opened the door, two men tried to force their way in.

I went to crack the door open and they barged, at least two of them, barged through the door and knocked me through the wall, Anthony said.

Anthony said his girlfriend fired two shots at Alley while they were struggling in the middle of the living room.

Frankly, I cant feel a lot of sympathy for the dearly departed. If he tried to force his way into someone elses home, he got what he deserved.

More importantly, Anthony and his girlfriend are fine, and the attacker isnt.

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14:00

Fox And Seor Trumpanzee DownWithTyranny!




Tragic-- I was going to write "funny"-- stories circulating the internet for the last couple of days about how Fox News serves as the Trumpanzee Kitchen Cabinet.
Trump is getting his immigration policy from people on Fox News who are telling him ideas that are impractical, illegal, or unconstitutional.

Axios reported that Trump had made DHS Sec. Kirstjen Nielsen his immigration scapegoat, Since then, shes taken on an unforgiving role: having to shoot down the presidents frequently unvetted immigration enforcement ideas (including a recent suggestion to send active duty military-- not simply National Guard-- to the border.) A senior administration source said some of Trumps unvetted ideas are coming from people outside the White House, including Fox News personalities. The source added that Nielsen fully supports the president on the wall and on closing loopholes, but often had to be Ms. No. Trump was being fed legally unvetted ideas that would look flashy on TV but are of dubious operational value.

The idea that Trump was getting his ideas from watching Fox News was bad enough, but it turns out that it was even worse than many Americans suspected. People who talk on Fox News for a living who mostly have no government experience at all are acting as a shadow cabinet for Trump. Presidents often turn to outside advisers when they want a different point of view, but Trump is ignoring the people that he chose to serve in his cabinet and has made people with no qualifications his de facto cabinet.

If Trump was just listening to Fox News as his source of information, there are ways around that problem, but if Trump is turning to lets say Sean Hannity for immigration advice that is a much more difficult problem.

Trump is not only governing as seen on TV. He is allowing people who play politics on television to advise him on running the country.
...

13:24

Devin Nunes Delivers 24 Hour Ultimatum: Wray and Rosenstein Deliver EC Origination Documents or Impeachment Vote The Last Refuge

Giddy up  HPSCI Chairman Devin Nunes says either FBI Director Chris Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein give him the electronic communication (EC) documents (initiated the counterintelligence operation against candidate Trump in July 2016) or congress will hold an Continue reading

13:01

BOOM! Nunes Warns Rosenstein & Wray: Turn Over Unredacted Documents Or Face IMPEACHMENT (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

On Fox News Tuesday evening, House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes issued a stern warning to FBI Director Christopher Wray and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein: Hand over the unredacted documents that congressional investigators have requested or face not only the prospect of being held in contempt but impeachment, as well. 

A partial transcript of tonights interview with Fox News host Laura Ingraham and Nunes follows:

Ingraham: Youve been trying to get documents for as long as I have been doing this show. People have been asking why is it that you havent yet held anyone in contempt of Congress. Its a big deal to do that. Eric Holder was held in contempt of Congress as I recall over the Fast and Furious documents. What gives here?

Nunes: Were still in a situation where its trickle down documents. We issued the subpoena in August. We walked through piece by piece, every time we get a little bit more. As you know, we had to get out the major information, which was the information on the warrant against Carter Page, a Trump associate. Since that time weve been investigating the State Department and we especially have an interest in this electronic communication. Were at a boiling point where we need this two-page document

Ingraham: Robert Costa is speculating on Twitter tonight that you are on the verging of moving to hold Christopher Wray and Rod Rosenstein in contempt on Congress

Nunes: We are going to get the document. We are going to get the two page...

12:42

Representative Matt Gaetz is Exactly Right BIG PICTURE: DOJ Covering FISA Abuse The Last Refuge

Representative Matt Gaetz sent out a tweet today that is absolutely accurate.  You can call it a soft-coup, or you can call it politicization of the DOJ and FBI, but the end result is the same the intentional effort Continue reading

12:36

The Senate Is Afraid to Govern. Thats Great News for Facebook. The Intercept

Sen. Lindsey Graham, a Republican from South Carolina, had a simple question. Who is your biggest competitor? he asked Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg at his congressional testimony on Tuesday.

Zuckerbergs first stab at an answer was to list categories of competition, without giving a specific name of a direct rival. He then retreated to a talking point his minders equipped him with, noting that the average American uses eight different apps including email to communicate with people, skipping over the detail that Facebook Inc. has, so far, bought two of the biggest, Instagram and WhatsApp; copied the work of another, Snapchat; and actively seeks to buy out whatever upstart threatens its position.

Zuckerbergs invocation of email as a possible competitor to Facebook did not satisfy Graham, so he clarified the question.

If I buy a Ford, and it doesnt work well and I dont like it, I can buy a Chevy, Graham continued. If Im upset with Facebook, whats the equivalent product I can go sign up for?

By this point, it was a rhetorical question. You dont feel like you have a monopoly? Graham wondered.

It certainly doesnt feel that way to me, Zuckerberg said. Spectators in the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room broke into laughter. It was a moment in which the emperor stood naked and exposed.

Graham almost certainly shares with most of his fellow senators a certain lack of facility with the intricacies of Facebooks technical processes. During Zuckerbergs first-ever congressional testimony, tech reporters on Twitter mercilessly mocked Senate questioners, lamenting that no politician can possibly respond properly to the rampant data privacy, discrimination, and election violations on the Facebook platform if they dont know how the internet works.

These reporters are wrong. Graham who, until recently, famously communicated almost exclusively by text on a flip phone might only know Facebook from when his staff takes a picture of him and posts it. But he knew enough to discern the core problem with Facebook or, if youre Facebook, the core advantage: The social media giant has no competition, is too big to manage, and traps users in a devils bargain of being subjected to surveillance if they want to connect with friend...

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RAND PAUL: FBI Raid On Michael Cohens Offices Was An Abuse Of Power Robert Mueller Given Too Much Power (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

On Tuesday, Senator Rand Paul (R-KY) called the FBIs raid on longtime Trump lawyer, Michael Cohen, an abuse of power by special counsel Robert Mueller. 

Going after someones personal attorney is a great overstep, I think, in the authority of the prosecutor. This is why I have opposed having special prosecutors for almost anything, Paul told Fox News host Bill Hemmer.

We never should have had Mueller in the first place,

Weve given too much power to a prosecutor whos no longer looking at Russia. Hes looking at some kind of personal dealings with the presidents lawyer, Paul added.

Today, the President unloaded on the raid.

Attorneyclient privilege is dead! Trump tweeted.

A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!! Trump added.

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12:08

Trump Campaign Manager Brad Parscale Unloads on Facebook Censorship of Conservatives in Epic Tweetstorm The Gateway Pundit

Trumps 2020 campaign manager Brad Parscale unleashed on Facebooks censorship of conservatives in a tweetstorm Tuesday as Mark Zuckerberg testified in a Senate hearing. 

This means President Trump is aware of what Facebook, Twitter and Google are doing to silence his supporters and conservative speech.

Brad Parscale was Trumps digital media director during the 2016 presidential election.

He knows Facebook inside and out which is why Trump outperformed Hillary Clinton on Facebook by a long shot.

Ever since Hillary got shellacked in the 2016 election, Deep State operatives and butt hurt Dems have shrieked about Russians using Facebook and Twitter to sow discord. Whatever that means.

Its not a crime for Russians to use Facebook or Twitter. Isnt that what social media is about? Bringing people from all over the world together so they can express their views?

The Fascists are now in overdrive as they use algorithms to silence Trump supporters.

Brad Parscale asked why no uproar over the decades of selling data for junk mail? Maybe because the US is funding the USPS?

Does AT&T have the responsibility to stop foreign actors from calling me? Parscale asked.

Parscale praised Senat...

12:05

IN THE RIGHT-WING PARALLEL UNIVERSE, FACEBOOK IS BAD, BUT NOT FOR ANY OF THE REASONS YOU THINK IT IS No More Mister Nice Blog

If you're a normal American, this is what you think was the point of today's Senate hearing featuring Marc Zuckerberg:

Mr. Zuckerbergs appearance, his first before Congress, turned into something of a pointed gripe session, with senators attacking Facebook for failing to protect users data and stop Russian election interference, and raising questions about whether Facebook should be more heavily regulated....

Senator Richard Durbin, Democrat of Illinois, zeroed in on the central issue of the hearing, asking Mr. Zuckerberg whether he would be comfortable sharing aloud the name of the hotel he stayed in on Monday night, or whether he would be comfortable sharing the names of the people he has messaged this week.

No. I would probably not choose to do that publicly here, Mr. Zuckerberg said.

I think that may be what this is all about, Mr. Durbin said. Your right to privacy. The limits of your right to privacy. And how much you give away in modern America in the name of, quote, connecting people around the world.
But if you're a right-winger, this is what you think is Facebook's greatest sin:



Your hero right now is Ted Cruz.



Texas Sen. Ted Cruz ... asked several times whether Facebook is a neutral forum or whether it is simply engaging in its First Amendment right to political speech.

"There are a great many Americans who I think are deeply concerned that Facebook and other tech companies are [engaging in] a pervasive pattern of bias and political censorship," Cruz said.

Cruz said there have been instances where conservative or right-leaning thoughts or pages have been suppressed.

He mentioned posts about the IRS scandal in which former employee Lois Lerner was accused of targeting conservative groups for additional review, posts about Gov. Mitt Romney (R-Mass.),...

12:00

Sister Jean Throws Out First Pitch At Chicago Cubs Game Weasel Zippers

Watch Sister Jean throw out first pitch at #Cubs game https://t.co/ENcEoK7KbS pic.twitter.com/47D4FOBzTc Chicago Sun-Times (@Suntimes) April 10, 2018 Via Daily Caller: The Sister Jean sensation isnt over yet, although she has slightly faded out of the spotlight since the end of Loyola Chicagos incredible Final Four run. The Loyola University Chicago chaplain threw out []

11:04

U.S. Attorney John Lausch Discusses His Role in Document Production The Last Refuge

The motives behind this interview are transparent.  Attorney General Jeff Sessions is attempting to push back against growing opinion he has lost control of the DOJ, and more specifically the rogue elements within it. Functionally, and by sheer weight of Continue reading

11:04

Yikes: Latest Reason Hillary Lost? Sex Tape Weasel Zippers

Nonsense. No one heard of this. And anyone who actually saw us wouldnt have been able to vote after they went blind and insane from the sight. Via Twitchy: Hillary Clinton already offered up 512 pages of excuses for her 2016 election loss in What Happened, and shes added to those reasons in TV appearances []

11:00

Whos Who Of American War Criminals And Torture Apologists Endorse Gina Haspel For CIA Director Shadowproof

An array of former intelligence and other government officials signed a letter to the Senate intelligence committee in support of Gina Haspel, the nominee for CIA director.

Haspel, who is currently the deputy CIA director, was briefly in charge of a black site prison in Thailand during President George W. Bushs administration. She helped destroy evidence to cover up torture. Agency personnel nicknamed her Bloody Gina.

The officials signed on to the letter make up a veritable whos who of individuals who escaped accountability for their actions in the Bush administration. They also include individuals who have developed a reputation as advocates for The Resistance to President Donald Trump.

It was signed by Jeremy Bash, Cofer Black, John Brennan, James Clapper, Porter Goss, Michael Hayden, Henry Kissinger, Mike Morell, Mike Mukasey, John Negroponte, Leon Panetta, John Rizzo, Jose Rodriguez, George Tenet, Fran Townsend, and others.

Ms. Haspel is a proven leader who inspires others and has what it takes to make tough calls in times of crisis. She is a true intelligence professional who brings care, integrity, and a commitment to the rule of law to her work every day, the letter declares [PDF].

Her commitment to the rule of law includes approving the torture of Abd al-Rahim al-Nashiri, who was waterboarded at the CIAs secret prison in Thailand when she was in charge.

Haspel also made the tough call to be a part of a CIA conspiracy to destroy videotapes showing the torture of Nashiri and Abu Zubaydah, and as the chief of staff to National Clandestine Service chief Jose Rodriguez, she drafted a cable that approved the destruction. It even featured instructions on how to get rid of the tapes with an industrial-strength shredder.

The act inspired the Senate intelligence committee to pursue a study of the CIAs torture program, which eventually led to a more than 6,000-page report documenting agency abuses.

The letter contends, It is truly telling that a broad spectrum of national security leaders from both Republican and Democratic administrations has voiced unequivocal support for her nomination, and celebrates the bipartisan consensus around torture and holding officials accountable for war crimes.

Given the nature of CIAs mission, most of her achievements cannot be shared publicly, the letter contends. But we can tell you she has made vital contributions to the strength and security of our country and has dedicated her...

10:42

Broward School Board Votes Against Participating In Program Supporting Teachers Being Armed In School Weasel Zippers

#BREAKING: Broward School Board votes against participating in program that supports arming teachers in classrooms pic.twitter.com/yKLzEsbizX WSVN 7 News (@wsvn) April 10, 2018

10:34

Justice Department To Halt Legal-Advice Program For Illegal Aliens In Detention The Gateway Pundit

The Justice Department will soon pause a legal-advice program used by illegal aliens in U.S. detention, the Washington Post reports. 

The U.S. immigration courts will temporarily halt a program that offers legal assistance to detained foreign nationals facing deportation while it audits the programs cost-effectiveness, a federal official said Tuesday.

Officials informed the Vera Institute of Justice that starting in April it will pause the nonprofits Legal Orientation Program, which last year held information sessions for 53,000 immigrants in more than a dozen states, including California and Texas.

The federal government will also evaluate Veras help desk, which offers tips to non-detained immigrants facing deportation proceedings in the Chicago, Miami, New York, Los Angeles and San Antonio courts. []

The Justice Department is ramping up efforts to cut an immigration court backlog of 650,000 cases in half by 2020. Attorney General Jeff Sessions last week imposed production quotas on immigration judges to spur them to clear cases more quickly.

Last Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions ordered a zero-tolerance policy be enacted toward immigrants unlawfully entering the Southwest border between the U.S. and Mexico.

The Hill reports:

Sessions notified all federal prosecutors along that part of the border of the new policy in a memo Friday and directed them to make prosecuting criminal immigration offenses a priority.

He also directed prosecutors to work with the Department of Homeland Security to develop guidelines for prosecuting offenses under immigration law....

10:19

Sarah Sanders: President Trump Certainly Believes He has the Power to Fire Mueller (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

On Monday Deep State operatives raided the home and office of Trump attorney Michael Cohen.

The special counsel was technically not in charge of the raid, which was carried out under the direction of the office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York. Conservatives were outraged at this latest attempt by dirty cop Mueller to toss the president from office.

On Tuesday Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters the president has the right to fire Muellers ass.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Trump certainly believes he has the power to fire Robert Mueller.

The post Sarah Sanders: President Trump Certainly Believes He has the Power to Fire Mueller (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

10:07

FOX NEWS: Announcement On U.S Action in Syria is Imminent The Gateway Pundit

According to Fox News, an announcement on the United States action in Syria is imminent.

As the world awaits what the U.S. will do in Syria, ZeroHedge published a solid roundup of todays updates on the situation:

  • The USS Donald Cook has been parked off of Syrian waters, and has been buzzed by Russian pilots
  • President Trump has deployed  the Harry S. Truman Carrier Strike Group (HSTCSG) to the Mediterranean Wednesday, where it will join the USS Donald Cook off Syrian territorial waters.
  • Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, speaking shoulder-to-shoulder with Emmanuel Macron from Paris, announced his readiness to work with allies on any military response in Syria if needed. 
  • Russia vetoed a UN Security Council resolution to investigate the chemical attack. Russias UN envoy says the draft was designed to fail, which would...

10:01

Trump Has Threatened The President Of Panama Over The Trump Organziation's Money Laundering Empire DownWithTyranny!




Remember, just over a year ago, when Seor Trumpanzee told the media that he "could actually run my business and run government at the same time" [but that he doesn't] "like the way that looks...?What I'm going to be doing is-- my 2 sons... are going to be running the company. They are going to be running it in a very professional manner. They're not going to discuss it with me." Did anyone believe a word of that? Even for a minute? About a month ago Trumpanzee Jr. was in India as a businessman and as his crooked father's emissary. And Kushner-in-law does it all the time-- even to the point of helping the predatory Saudis and UAE's go after Qatar after Qatar refused to loan his family money. (I was just in Doha and noticed their planes can't fly over the UAE or Saudi Arabia and have to fly out of its way and go over Iran instead.) Yesterday, Ana Cerrud and Dave Fahrenthold reported for the Washington Post that Trump threatened the president of Panama with "repercussions" over a Trump Tower in Panama City! "Lawyers representing President Trumps company last month wrote directly to the president of Panama," they reported, "asking him to intervene in a legal fight over the Trump International Hotel in the nations capital-- and warning that the case could have 'repercussions' for Panamas reputation."
The law firm, Panama-based Britton and Iglesias, wrote in Spanish to President Juan Carlos Varela on March 22 to urgently request your influence in relation to a commercial dispute regarding the Trump hotel.

At the time, the majority owner of the Trump hotel-- Cypriot-born investor Orestes Fintiklis-- had kicked out the Trump Organization as the hotels manager, after a ruling from a low-level Panamanian judge. The presidents company was seeking to retake control.

The request was extraordinary: The U.S. presidents company was asking the leader of a U.S. ally to intercede on its behalf, disregarding Panamas separation of powers.

It is the first known instance of the...

09:58

Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg Maxed Out Donations to Pelosi, Other Dems This Cycle Weasel Zippers

And many officials are Obama folks. Via Free Beacon: Sheryl Sandberg, Facebooks chief operating officer, has maxed out political donations to a number of Democratic candidates including House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) this cycle, according to Federal Election Commission filings. Sandberg, who has embarked on a Facebook apology tour over its Cambridge Analytica []

09:51

Trump Attorney Uncovers New Unmasking Docs Showing Samantha Power Actively Worked With Media to Undermine Trump During Transition (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

An attorney for Trump, Jay Sekulow and his senior counsel Carly Gammill appeared in a Washington D.C. federal court last week to find out when they will be receiving documents related to the Obama unmasking scandal.

The ACLJ (American Center For Law and Justice) filed a FOIA lawsuit last summer and they are just now beginning to receive documents.

Sekulow revealed the first batch of unmasking documents on his radio show Jay Live on Tuesday.

The ACLJ received heavily redacted emails from former US Ambassador to the UN Samantha Power that show unprecedented unmasking and political bias in the final days of the Obama administration.

According to the ACLJ, the new documents show Samantha Power, who made over 260 unmasking requests to spy on the incoming administration was also colluding with the mainstream media, blatantly insulting President-elect Trump and actively sought ways to undermine the incoming administration.

Another important thing to remember is the Obama administration also changed the way intelligence is shared throughout the various agencies. Instead of only a few agencies sharing intel, Obamas evil administration, at the last minute expanded it to all 16 intel agencies which of course increases the chances of leaks to the media.

Via the ACLJ:

The evidence we obtained shows email chains to and between Power and her Counselor, Nikolaus Steinberg, just three days after the election in which Power actively discusses an idea to seek maximum amplif[ication] of her politically biased messaging.  Steinberg first raised the idea of a useful (and somewhat cathartic) vessel to Channel some post-Trump messages about who we are. Minutes later Power responds, Need to move out on 60 mins idea to seek maximum amplif. [sic] I can write Charlie or bill Owens if hes still there.

After a brief discussion ensued over who would reach out, later that evening, Steinberg sent Power a Draf...

09:20

Facebook: Message Banning Two Popular Conservative Content Creators Is Inaccurate Weasel Zippers

They thought they could get away with it. But they had no justification, and Diamond and Silk sounded off about it. But if you can go after them, who basically are funny and pretty inoffensive, then who wouldnt they feel they could go after? Via Daily Caller: Facebook seems to regret banning two highly popular []

09:00

WaPo Gives Nancy Pelosi Two Pinocchios For Comments About Trumps Tax Law Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi earned two Pinocchios from The Washington Post Tuesday, for comments she made about President Donald Trumps tax law. Eighty-six million middle-class families will see a tax increase while they advertise it as a middle-class bill, Pelosi claimed at a town hall in California on April 4, []

08:58

Jim Jordan and Mark Meadows Discuss Frustration With DOJ Document Production The Last Refuge

You can call it a soft-coup, or you can call it politicization of the DOJ and FBI, but the end result is the same the intentional effort to manipulate, influence, and ultimately subvert an election for the presidency of Continue reading

08:44

GOP Senator Slams Zuckerberg: Your User Agreement Sucks! Its Purpose Is To Cover Facebooks Rear End (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Senator John Kennedy (R-LA) slammed Facebooks user agreement as the companys CEO testified before a joint committee hearing of the United States Senate Tuesday. 

KENNEDY: Lets start with the privacy problem first, the user agreement. Heres what everyone has been trying to tell you today and I say this gently. Your user agreement sucks. You can spike me 75 IQ points. If I can figure it out, you can figure it out. The purpose of that user agreement is to cover Facebooks rear end. Its not to inform your users about their rights.

As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, federal investigators have begun probing Facebooks use of personal data after reports surfaced that Cambridge Analytica improperly gained access to the data of more than 87 million users.

CNBC reports:

We are aware of the issues that have been raised but cannot comment on whether we are investigating. We take any allegations of violations of our consent decrees very seriously as we did in 2012 in a privacy case involving Google, a spokesman for the FTC said Tuesday.

A violation of the consent decree could carry a penalty of $40,000 per violation, which could mean a fine conservatively estimated to be many millions of dollars in fines for Facebook, The Washington Post reported...

08:40

Ted Cruz Grills Zuckerberg Over FBs Censorship Of Conservatives Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: Sen. Ted Cruz clearly rattled Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg Tuesday by grilling him about Facebooks well-documented censorship of conservatives. Zuckerberg had a relatively easy time facing questioning during his Tuesday testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary and Commerce Committees until Cruz took over the helm. Cruz noted the number of examples []

08:20

Rosenstein Approved The Raid On Cohens Home And Office Weasel Zippers

So, no, a Trump appointee wasnt in charge of it as liberals argued. Is this payback for criticizing the FBI? Affairs are not criminal and what do they have to do with Russia? Via Washington Examiner: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein personally approved the FBIs decision to raid Michael Cohens office in New York, according []

08:01

President Trump Welcomes 2017 NCAA Championship Alabama Crimson Tide to White House The Last Refuge

Earlier today President Trump hosted the NCAA championship football team, Alabama Crimson Tide, to the White House. Attorney General Jeff Sessions was also present in the audience.

08:00

Mark Zuckerberg Wants To Use Artificial Intelligence To Ban Hate Speech Weasel Zippers

Before its posted, Gracie? Thats called censorship, son. Via Daily Caller: Facebook CEO and Chairman Mark Zuckerberg said Tuesday that he would like to use artificial intelligence tools to monitor and ban hate speech on the platform. Some problems lend themselves more easily to AI solutions than others, Zuckerberg said during his Senate testimony. So, []

08:00

REPORT: Chairman Nunes Preparing to Hold Rosenstein and Wray in Contempt of Congress The Gateway Pundit

Chairman of the House Intel Committee Devin Nunes (R-CA) privately told several colleagues Tuesday its time for the House GOP to hold Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein and FBI Director Christopher Wray in contempt of Congress if they refuse to hand over requested documents.

 

Its about time something is done about the stonewalling by the FBI and DOJ.

Washington Post national political reporter, Robert Costa tweeted: House Intel Chair Devin Nunes privately told several colleagues today that its time for House GOP to hold Rosenstein and Wray in contempt of Congress, should they refuse to hand over requested docs, according to two people familiar with the discussions

The Justice Department missed the initial April 5th deadline to give the House Judiciary Committee over 1.2 million documents related to Hillarys email investigation and FISA abuses.

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) sent a subpoena to the Justice Department on March 22nd requesting documents related to Hillary Clintons private server and email investigation.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was to appear before the House Judiciary Committee April 5th.

Bob Goodlatte requested these documents several months ago and only received a fraction of the documents.

President Trump blasted the DOJ for slow walking the unredacted documents related to Obamas FISA abuse and wanted to know what do they have to hide?

Why is the GOP acting in such a civil manner in the face of Deep Sta...

07:59

REPORT: Alan Dershowitz Huddling With Trump At White House Amid Rumors POTUS Wants Lawyer To Join Legal Team The Gateway Pundit

A day after the FBI raided the offices of longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen, lawyer Alan Dershowitz is huddling with the President at the White House. 

Some news Dershowitz has been at the White House for part of today as Trump seeks his input, and hes supposed to have dinner with the president tonight, per WH sources, New York Times White House Correspondent, Maggie Haberman tweeted.

In response, Axios reporter Jonathan Swan says that he heard rumors Trump wants Dershowitz to join his legal team.

As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, Dershowitz joined Sean Hannity on Monday night following the raid on Cohen.

Earlier that day, FBI agents raided the office of one of Trumps personal lawyers, Michael Cohen, with the blessing of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

Alan Dershowitz: This is a very dangerous day today for lawyer-client relations. I deal with clients all the time. I tell them on my word of honor all the time that what you tell me is sacrosanct. And now they say, just...

07:49

The DCCC Has A Pattern Of Bad Behavior In Syracuse-- One That Loses The Seat... And Here They Go Again DownWithTyranny!

Republican John Katko isn't worried-- DCCC bungling keeps him in his blue seat

Why is Republican John Katko, the congressman in NY-24-- the Syracuse-based district that includes all of Onondaga County and Syracuse plus all of Cayuga County plus parts of Oswego and Wayne counties. The PVI was D+5 in 2015 and D+3 now. Obama won the district both times he ran, 56-42 against McCain and 57-41% against Romney. Even Hillary's pathetic lesser-of-two-evils campaign managed to beat Trump 48.9% to 45.3% but it's worth noting that in the primary, Bernie beat her in 3 of the 4 counties in the district:
Cayuga- 52.7% to 47.3%
Onondaga- Hillary won 53.0% to 47.0%
Oswego- 55.8% to 44.2%
Wayne- 55.5% to 44.5%
So, again, why is there a Republican incumbent? Let's go back in history. Moderate Republican Sherwood Boehlert was elected in 1982 and served until he retired in 2006, which was a Democratic wave election. Rahm Emanuel made sure a right-wing Blue Dog, Michael Arcuri, got the Democratic nomination. Arcuri was swept into office by the wave (49.8% to 43.1%) but, after running up a shitty GOP-lite record, he was defeated-- predictably-- in the following midterm, 51.2% to 45.3%, when Democrats stayed away from the polls allowing right-wing lunatic Ann Marie Buerkle to beat another DCCC special, New Dem Dan Maffei and then lost to him two years later in 2014 Katko beat Maffei 58.2% to 39.5% after the DCC...

07:40

WI Democrat Berates Bank Teller As A House Ni**er For Refusing To Cash Check Weasel Zippers

Its ok shes a Democrat. Via American Mirror: A Wisconsin state senator was cited for disorderly conduct last week after the allegedly berated a black bank teller with racist language over a dispute about a check. Lena Taylor, a black Democratic state senator representing Milwaukee, received a municipal citation for disorderly conduct on Friday from []

07:23

Absolutely Ridiculous Question Sarah Sanders Shuts Down April Ryan For Asking Whether POTUS Will Resign (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

During Tuesdays press briefing, Sarah Sanders smacked down American Urban Radio White House Correspondent April Ryan for asking whether President Trump has considered resigning. 

April Ryan was called on by Sarah Sanders to ask a question. Initially, April Ryan asked why the FBI raided Michael Cohens office if he had been coopering with prosecutors.

In April Ryans follow up question she asked if President Trump had considered resigning after the turmoil this week.

With all of this turmoil, particularly this last week, has the president at any time thought about stepping down, before or now? April Ryan asked.

Sarah Sanders was visibly appalled with her question and immediately hit back with, No, and I think thats an absolutely ridiculous question.

April Ryan tried to argue her point talking over Sarah Sanders, No, its not ridiculous. Its not ridiculous. Its a legitimate question.

Sarah Sanders shut April Ryan down and called on the next reporter.

This is the leftist media today. They disregard the thuggery carried out by crooks like Rod Rosenstein and Robert Mueller and demonize President Trump.

VIDEO via Free Beacon:

The post Absolutely Ridiculous Question Sarah Sanders Shuts Down April Ryan For Asking Whether POTUS Will Resign (VIDEO) appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

07:20

Anti-Trump Actor Comedian Arrested After Calling In Bomb Threat Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: Former Silicon Valley star and comedian T.J. Miller was arrested Monday night on charges that he called in a fake bomb threat while on a train headed for Connecticut. Miller called 911 and told police that a woman onboard had a bomb after an argument erupted between the two, according to a []

06:51

The Day After Trumps ICE Raid in a Small Tennessee Town, 550 Kids Stayed Home From School The Intercept

The Southern Provisions meatpacking plant is seen on April 7, 2018.

06:47

TED CRUZ Hammers Mark Zuckerberg on Censorship of Conservative Speech (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Senator Ted Cruz blasted Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg on the companys censorship of conservative news.

After two hours of testimony FINALLY one Republican asked Zuckerberg about their crackdown on conservative content.

Tech Giants Google and Facebook are currently purging conservative content from Facebook and YouTube They are hiding conservative stories on Google They are shadow-banning conservative news on all social media.

In February Facebook launched a new algorithm to ensure that conservative news would not spread on the social media platform.

This was after Facebook announced it was losing 50,000,000 user hours a day in the previous quarter.

The algorithm change caused President Donald Trumps engagement on Facebook posts to plummet a whopping 45%.

In contrast, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT) do not appear to have suffered a comparable decline in Facebook engagement.

Top conservative Facebook pages with daily traffic in the millions have seen 75% to 95% drop in traffic.
Young Cons, Western Journalism, SarahPalin.com, Independent Journal Review, Right Wing News, and several others have seen dramatic loss in traffic.

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.

The Gateway Pundit does not rely on Facebook for our traffic numbers.

Still, we saw a significant drop in Facebook traffic in the last month.
And this past weekend...

06:44

Meaningless Words Chairman Xi Jinping Uses Panda Speech To Con China Trade Critics The Last Refuge

While necessarily needing to continue the gamesmanship, and publicly exhibit positive reception therein, I doubt seriously President Trump is fooled by this familiar Chinese ploy. Actions speak louder than words: BOAO/BEIJING, China (Reuters) Chinese President Xi Jinping promised on Continue reading

06:13

Trump Appointed DOJ Attorney Not Involved in FBI Raid Authorization of Personal Lawyer Michael Cohen The Last Refuge

According to updated information the Trump appointed U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York, Geoffrey Berman, was recused from any aspect surrounding the FBI raid of President Trumps personal attorney, Michael Cohen. One of the key points made Continue reading

06:06

The Real Russian Scandal=> Judicial Watch Hits DOJ, State Department With Lawsuit For Uranium One Documents The Gateway Pundit

On Tuesday, conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch announced it filed a lawsuit against the DOJ and State Department for all records relating to the Uranium One scandal.

Via Judicial Watch:

 Judicial Watch announced today that it filed a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of State for all records of communications relating to Uranium One (Judicial Watch v. U.S. Department of Justice (No. 1:18-cv-00722)). The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on March 29.

Judicial Watch sued the agencies after they failed to respond to two December 22, 2017, FOIA requests. Judicial Watch asked the Justice Department for:

  • All records regarding, the company Uranium One (otherwise known as Uranium One, Inc. or SXR Uranium One, Inc.), including records of communication sent to and from officials in the offices of the Attorney General and Deputy Attorney General, Office of Legal Counsel, and the National Security Division from January 20, 2009 through December 31, 2013.

The State Department was asked to produce:

  • Any records relating to the company Uranium One (otherwise known as Uranium One, Inc. or SXR Uranium One, Inc.), including records of communication sent to and from officials in the Office of the Secretary of State, Office of the Legal Advisor, Office of the Under Secretary for Arms Control and International Security Affairs, Office of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance, Office of International Security and Nonproliferation, and the Office of Political-Military Affairs from January 20, 2009 through December 31, 2013.

Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said he hopes to end the Uranium One cover-up with these lawsuits.

05:49

Flashback 2009=> Mark Zuckerberg tells BBC: Facebook Doesnt Sell Users Private Information The Gateway Pundit

In 2009 Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg told the BBC that Facebook doesnt sell users private information.

BBC: So who is going to own the Facebook content? The person who puts it there, or you?

Mark Zuckerberg: The person who puts the content on Facebook always owns the information. And thats why Facebook is such a special service that people feel a lot of ownership over. This is there information. They own it.

BBC: And you wont sell it?

Zuckerberg: No! Of course not.

Of course, this was a lie. Facebook sells personal information.
Via Ryan Saavedra:

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05:48

Trump-Russia Witch Hunt Expands YET AGAIN As Mueller Probes New Meetings In Seychelles The Gateway Pundit

A new report reveals the Trump-Russia witch hunt has expanded yet again with special counsel Robert Mueller now probing additional meeting in the Seychelles. 

NJ.com reports:

The sources said several of those meetings took place around the same time as another meeting in the Seychelles between Erik Prince, founder of the security company Blackwater, Kirill Dmitriev, the director of one of Russias sovereign wealth funds, and Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, the effective ruler of the United Arab Emirates (also known as MBZ). Details of that earlier meetingwere first reported by the Washington Post last year. []

The inquiry into the meetings in the Seychelles suggests there is growing interest on the Mueller team in whether foreign financing, specifically from Gulf states, has influenced President Trump and his administration.

Documents obtained by this reporter, and interviews with those familiar with the probe, suggest Mueller is also looking at other foreign influencers, including individuals from Russia and from Saudi Arabia.

As The Gateway Pundit previously reported, Mueller is already investigating whether Prince misled the House Intelligence Panel over a meeting he had in the Seychelles in January of 2017.

CNN reported:

In testimony last November before the panel, Erik Prince was questioned extensively about the January 2017 Seychelles meeting and whether it was an attempt to set up secret communications between the Trump administration and Russia. As Prince furiously denied that was the case, he also did not reveal that George Nader a Lebanese-American businessman and Middle East specialist with ties to the Trump team also attended at least one meeting there, raising fresh questions among Democrats a...

05:45

Homeless Residents Brag About Makeshift Mansion Near Seattles Famed Space Needle Weasel Zippers

$15.00 an hour Via Fox News: Residents of the mega tent mansion homeless encampment near Seattles famed Space Needle are bragging about the practicality of their new digs, taunting local politicians: If you can live on the street and not pay rent, then why would you pay rent? The recently constructed camp is located on []

05:41

TRUMP'S UNPREMEDITATED AUTHORITARIANISM No More Mister Nice Blog

I'm really struck by this passage from Gabriel Sherman's latest Vanity Fair post about President Trump:

There have been times during Robert Muellers investigationMuellers subpoenaing of Trump business records, for instancewhen White House advisers worried Trump seemed on the verge of triggering a constitutional crisis by firing Mueller, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, or Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein. The stunning Cohen raid is another one of these moments. Hes sitting there bitching and moaning. Hes brooding and doesnt have a plan, a Republican close to the White House said last night. I could see him having a total meltdown and saying, Fuck it, Im firing all of them, a Trump friend told me. This is very dry tinder. If someone strikes a match to it, you could see it catching fire, added a former official.
(Emphasis added.)

We know Trump has no respect for the rule of law or the laws or norms of governing in America, so it's frightening that he might set off a Saturday Night Massacre -- but what kind of authoritarian doesn't have a plan at a moment like this? The Michael Cohen raid may have been a surprise, but Trump has never appeared to have a thought-out approach to the investigation, and the focus in the White House seems to be primarily on how to manage the president emotionally so he doesn't do something rash on impulse.

This isn't how effective authoritarians operate. It's how a child operates.

The 71-year-old president is said to be emotionally at sea because former surrogate parents, one of whom is less than half his age, aren't around to pacify him:
In the past, Trumps impulses could be tempered by the calming presence of loyal aides like Hope Hicks and longtime security chief Keith Schiller. But both Hicks and Schiller are gone, leaving Trump to operate largely unchecked.
This is echoed by Mike Allen at Axios:
* Until now, when storms hit, Trump could turn to Hope Hicks to explain things to him, suggest wording, simmer him down. With her departure from the White House, we saw the president working out his fury in real time.

* [A] source continued: "This is the first crisis post-Hope Hicks. ... This was different: I've never seen him like this before. ... This is the president you're going to see more of from here on out: unvarnished, untethered."
Trump may do something extremely reckless and dangerous to America, but if so, he's going to do it not out of a combination of calculation and ruthlessness, but because he has a massive amount of adult power but the impulse control of a five-year-old. If there's anything he's actuall...

05:23

GOP Rep Jim Jordan: FBI Raided Trumps Lawyer and Got Privileged Information Yet They Let Hillary Clinton Destroy Emails (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

Freedom Caucus members, Jim Jordan (R-OH) and Mark Meadows (R-NC) appeared on Fox News Tuesday morning to discuss the DOJ missing the April 5th deadline to hand over documents on Obamas FISA abuse and Hillarys email investigation. 

Rep Jim Jordan highlighted the FBIs double standards in how they handled Hillarys investigation versus their raid of Trumps personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Think about the double standard. Yesterday we had the FBI raid the presidents attorneys residence and his business and they got information that is privileged information, Jim Jordan began.

Jim Jordan then pointed out that Hillary Clinton and her lawyers were able to choose what to do with her 60,000 emails.

Hillary got to choose which emails were personal and which ones they kept and which ones they destroyed.

No raid of Hillary Clinton or her crooked lawyers even though she destroyed evidence that was under subpoena.

Jim Jordan then finished by demanding the FBI and DOJ hand over the documents the oversight committee has asked for.

VIDEO:

The Justice Department missed the initial April 5th deadline to give the House Judiciary Committee over 1.2 million documents related to Hillarys email investigation and FISA abuses.

House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) sent a ...

05:20

Surprise! Maxine Waters Says FBI Raid On Trumps Lawyer Will Lead To His Impeachment Weasel Zippers

The second she says impeachment MSNBC calls for another booking. Total scam.

05:17

President Trumps Exceptionally Well-Skilled Homeland Security Adviser, Tom Bossert, Removed By John Bolton The Last Refuge

It is being reported today that Tom Bossert has been forced to resign his position at the White House by newly appointed National Security Adviser John Bolton.  There is absolutely nothing about this that is good news. This is not Continue reading

05:08

The Parkland school shooting post that got Tony Mead banned from Facebook Fellowship of the Minds

Tony Mead is an intrepid Sandy Hook researcher with a Facebook page called Sandy Hook Hoax. Two days ago, on April 8, 2018, Facebook took down his page. In its place, is this message: The only reason Facebook gave Mead Continue reading

04:52

David Swanson and Norman Finkelstein: Gaza Finds Nonviolence + Ali Abunimah: Israel Massacres Unarmed Gaza Protesters Again Dandelion Salad

by David Swanson Writer, Dandelion Salad Lets Try Democracy April 10, 2018 Norman Finkelstein received his PhD from the Princeton University Politics Department in 1988. He is the author of ten books that have been translated into 50 foreign editions, including The Holocaust Industry: Reflections on the exploitation of Jewish suffering and, most recently, Gaza: []

04:52

Hate Crime Hoax: Police Charge Girl For Lying About Man Forcibly Removing Her Headscarf And Calling Her A Terrorist Weasel Zippers

Shocker. Via NBC: A 13-year-old girl will be charged after authorities say she lied about being held at knifepoint by a man who ripped off her headscarf. The teen told police that she was in the area of Jato Court and Riverview Lane in Woodbridge on April 6 around 4 p.m. when an unknown man []

04:40

Fake Hate: 13-Year-Old Muslim Girl Who Told Police Man Ripped Off Her Hijab Lied And Will Be Charged With Filing False report The Gateway Pundit

Another fake hate crime
Police in Washington DC said a 13-year-old Muslim girl who said she was threatened by a man at knifepoint and had her hijab ripped off had lied to police.

The girl will be charged with filing a false report with police.

A 13-year-old girl will be charged after authorities say she lied about being held at knifepoint by a man who ripped off her headscarf.

The teen told police that she was in the area of Jato Court and Riverview Lane in Woodbridge on April 6 around 4 p.m. when an unknown man approached her.

She said the man put a knife against her arm and called her a terrorist. She claimed he then covered her mouth to muffle her screams and removed her headscarf before fleeing.

Investigators say they determined that the alleged encounter never happened.

The post Fake Hate: 13-Year-Old Muslim Girl Who Told Police Man Ripped Off Her Hijab Lied And Will Be Charged With Filing False report appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

04:30

Apple Co-Founder Steve Wozniak Swipes At Zuckerberg: He Buys Up Neighboring Houses To Protect His Privacy Weasel Zippers

The left is becoming a circular firing squad. Via Mediaite: This week, Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak joined the growing boycott of Facebook, telling USA Today that he left the social media platform over concerns regarding its data collection. Facebook has estimated that as many as 87 million people possibly had their personal data improperly shared []

04:30

Gonna be tough on crime? De Blasio aide arrested with gun was riding in SUV that reeked of marijuana Fellowship of the Minds

Im sure anti-gun advocate de Blasio will not let his aide plea bargain her way out of this gun crime, right? From NY Post: The Mayor de Blasio aide charged with riding around with a loaded gun was nabbed in Continue reading

04:17

Black Agenda Radio, Week of April 9, 2018 Black Agenda Report

Black Agenda Radio, Week of April 9, 2018

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ATTENTION: Due to a miscalculation, this weeks program is only 45:48 in length. We apologize for any difficulty this may cause.

 

Black Agenda Radio for Week of April 9, 2018

Every Murdered Black Person Deserves Protest

We should hear about these killings every day, because they happen every day, said Margaret Kimberley, editor and senior columnist (Freedom Rider) for Black Agenda Report. Kimberley is encouraged by the response to Stephon Clarks death-by-cops in Sacramento, California, but the scale of protest is dwarfed by the crimes. Every day, an average of three people are killed by police, and one of these people will be a Black person, said Kimberley. These protests should be constant.

Black Missouri Senate Candidate Endorses 19-Point Self-Determination Agenda

Im running against 20 rich white folks, veteran activist Coffee Wright told the crowd at the Black Is Back Coalitions national Electoral School, in St. Louis, Missouri. Im definitely supporting the 19 points of the National Black Political Agenda for Self-Determination, formulated by the Coalition. Its on my flyers, its on my posters, its on my web site, and I aint scared to say it, said Ms. Wright, who is running as a Democrat.

Cops CAN be Convicted of Murder, If Prosecutors Follow the Law

Stephanie Morales, Portsmouth, Virginias 34 year-old top prosecutor, succeeded in sending a cop to prison for two and a half years for shooting an unarmed suspected Black shoplifter. She does not accept the conventional wisdom: that its near-impossible to prosecute killer cops. Prosecutors should stop excusing their own inaction pr b...

04:05

Tennessee College Student Defends Her Gun-Toting Graduation Photo Weasel Zippers

She triggered social media. Via ABC News: Amid a youth-driven gun control debate that has swarmed social media, a college senior in Tennessee is defending the provocative photo she posted of her packing a handgun with the caption, I dont take normal graduation photos In the photo, posted Saturday, Brenna Spencer, 22, holds up []

03:56

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg Senate Testimony 2:15pm Livestream The Last Refuge

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will be appearing before a joint hearing with the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.  The structural reasoning -as sold by media- surrounds social media privacy, and the use and abuse of user data.  However, Democrats Continue reading

03:42

Nancy Pelosis Spring Strategy For Democrats: Resist Weasel Zippers

Nan has thrown the Dreamers under the bus in her attempt to save the middle class. Via Washington Examiner: House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi sent instructions to rank and file Democrats Monday to resist Republican initiatives, including the upcoming bill to reauthorize the nations agriculture and food stamp programs. With a strong first quarter behind []

03:42

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

Sarah Huckabee Sanders conducts the White House press briefing for Tuesday April 10th. Anticipated start time 2:00pm EST. UPDATE: Video Added WH Livestream Link RSBN Livestream Link NBC Livestream Link

03:32

POTUS Trump FURIOUS After Finding Out Rosenstein Signed Off on FBI Raid of Michael Cohen Attorney-Client Privilege is Dead! The Gateway Pundit

FBI agents raided the office of one of Trumps personal lawyers Michael Cohen on Monday at the request of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

They were looking for dirt on Stormy Daniels and seized attorney-client privileged communications between Trump and Cohen.

According to the Washington Post, FBI agents took Cohens computer, phone and personal financial records as part of the search of his office at Rockefeller Center.

Also, according to the New York Times, a special team of agents will be reviewing documents because conversations between lawyers and clients are protected in majority of cases.

President Trump immediately blasted AWOL AG Sessions and said the FBI raid is an attack on our country to a pool of reporters.

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein signed off on the FBI raid.

Immediately after the FBI KGB raid, The Gateway Pundit reported Rosenstein was the one who gave permission to Mueller to send the feds in to kick down doors. The fake news media is finally catching up with our real news reporting.

The New York Times reported Tuesday that Rosenstein personally signed off on the FBI raid which infuriated President Trump; the President reportedly floated the idea of firing Rosenstein.

President Trump also brought up the fact that Rosenstein used Hillarys phony dossier to mislead the FISA court.

Rod J. Rosenstein, the veteran Republican prosecutor handpicked by Mr. Trump to serve as deputy attorney general, personally signed off on Mondays F.B.I. decision to raid the office of Mr. Cohen, Mr. Trumps personal attorney and longtime confidant, several government officials said.

The early-morning searches enraged Mr. Trump, associates said, se...

03:23

Open Thread 2018-16 Moon of Alabama

After last nights maintenance there still appear to be some small problems with the back-end of the blog infrastructure. I currently can not upload pictures and have difficulties editing longer text. The provider is working on these issues. Use as...

03:20

Teachers Threaten Strike in Arizona Over Low Pay, as Corporate Tax Breaks Constrain the Budget The Intercept

Arizonas teachers, inspired by colleagues in states like West Virginia and Oklahoma, are staging protests aimed at pressuring the legislature and governor to increase school funding and annual salaries.

Amid talks of a potential strike, teachers started staging walk-ins last week, inviting community members to join them as they entered their schools and laid out their demands.

Arizona teachers are among the lowest paid teachers in the country; by some metrics, which factor in a cost-of-living adjustment, theyre ranked dead last. But its not because the states economy lacks the money: Arizona has slashed taxes in recent years, eliminating a source of revenue that could go toward hiking educators wages.

The states teachers are responding to this bottom-of-the-barrel pay by asking for a 20 percent salary increase and demanding that investment in public education be restored to pre-recession levels.

Arizonas Republican governor, Doug Ducey, has rejected the teachers demands, claiming that raising teacher salaries by that much is just too expensive for the state. He has instead backed a 1 percent increase.

He also balked at a claim by local university researchers that Arizonas elementary school teachers are the lowest paid of any state.

He instead insisted that Arizona is actually ranked 43rd in the nation for teacher pay.

Im not bragging on 43rd, the governor said. Im just saying were not last.

Some teachers in the state have gotten second jobs in order to make ends meet, but last year, Republican state House Majority Leader John Allen said that was happening because educators wanted fancier lifestyles. Theyre making it out as if anybody who has a second job is struggling. Thats not why many people take a second job, he said. They want to increase their lifestyles. They want to improve themselves. They want to pay for a boat. They want a bigger house.

Days earlier, he had said, The idea that we are somehow torturing...

03:20

No Joke: University Of Wisconsin Hiring Psychologist To Treat Microaggressions Weasel Zippers

With a priority in working with students of color. Via Campus Reform: The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse will soon hire a licensed psychologist to help students cope with with issues such as microaggressions and bias incidents. The new Counselor/Psychologist (Diversity and Inclusion Liaison) will provide counseling services to students, but the position is unique as []

03:20

Judicial Watch: Inside the Curious Case of Outside D.C. Federal Prosecutor John Huber and Uranium One The Gateway Pundit

Last month, Attorney General Jeff Sessions revealed the identity of a top federal prosecutor, investigating alleged abuses by the Justice Department and FBI. In addition, Sessions said he believes a second special counsel is not required at this time. 

Reacting to the news, Judicial Watch president Tom Fitton called Sessions announcement a major fail, by the Justice Department.

Major fail from DOJ! AG Sessions writes he tasked a lawyer to investigate whether to investigate the Clinton/Obama abuses! No wonder @RealDonaldTrump is frustrated, Fitton tweeted.

Fox News legal analyst Gregg Jarrett even raised the prospect that Huber was selected on the advice of Deputy Attorney...

03:06

Rand Paul Roasts Bob Mueller For Abusing His Authority, Calls Cohen Raid A Great Overstep Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: Republican Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky said the FBI crossed the line with its raid of President Donald Trumps attorney Michael Cohen, calling it a great overstep Tuesday on Americas Newsroom. The first question we ought to ask is what does this have to do with Russia, Paul said. I thought the []

02:59

Apple Co-Founder Wozniak: Mark Zuckerberg Walls Off His House But Ignores Users Privacy The Gateway Pundit

Mark Zuckerbergs border wall

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak hammered Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg for building a wall around his home but ignoring the privacy rights of his users.
FOX News reported:

Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak ditched his Facebook account and excoriated Mark Zuckerberg on Monday, saying the CEO buys surrounding properties to ensure his own privacy while forsaking his users.

The comments, which came amid the worst privacy crisis Facebook has faced, added fuel to a growing boycott that threatens to undermine trust in the social media giant.

Look at the privacy side of it, though, Wozniak said in an interview Monday. Mark Zuckerberg buys all the houses around his for privacy and buys extra lots in Hawaii around his for privacy. But oh, our privacy has not been respected and watched over.

Wozniak has been speaking out against Facebook all week.

The post Apple Co-Founder Wozniak: Mark Zuckerberg Walls Off His House But Ignores Users Privacy appeared first on The Gateway Pundit.

02:41

VIDEO: Lucian Wintrich Rails Against MSM Propaganda & Their Attacks On Free Media At The National Press Club In Washington, D.C. The Gateway Pundit

As previously reported by The Gateway Pundit, Deep State operative Brennan Gilmore is using our news site, in addition to suing a number of other conservative outlets for correctly reporting on his ties to Soros, the State Department, and his far-left activism. Has admitted to CNN that all our reporting was factual, and admitted it again in a Politico article. The purpose of his impending lawsuit is sole to disrupt conservative medias ability to report the truth.

Today, Alex Jones, Lucian Wintrich, and other noted media icons spoke at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. Below is the video of TGP Lucian Wintrichs remarks.

Full Transcript:

There is an irony to me even speaking here, at the National Press Club. When I first moved to Washington, I applied for membership; I included with my application several stories that I broke nationally. My membership was blocked by the board here who said that Ive done too much damage to the reputability of mainstream journalism to be granted membership.

Since the election of Trump, the mainstream media has realized that the lies and propaganda theyve been spewing for decades is not as effective as it once was.

This latest lawsuit is part of their larger battle to control the entire media narrative and brainwash the American people. Brennan Gilmore, the man behind this lawsuit, wrote an op-ed for Politico where he did confess to having ties to George Soros, he confessed that he did work for the State Department, and he confessed that he was a far-left demonstrator.

These facts, that the mainstream media attempted to burry, are exactly what we all reported on. So why are we getting sued for reporting what Gilmore admitted to be true?

In the words of Gilmore, himself, this lawsuits sole purpose is to blunt the ability of conservative sites to operate.

This is the totalitarian nature of the left. Because Mainstream Media isnt able to argue against the facts we present, and because the American public is no longer believes their lies, they have now resorted to attempts at shutting us down entirely.

If we allow the anti-American MSM put an end to real reporting, then the future of discourse in America will be lost to cities populated by gender-fluid babies, being protested by Soros, because a trans woman of color murdered a yet another poli...

02:38

PUMPED! THE MUSCLE HUSTLE NEW TV SERIES! A GAME CHANGER! THE MARSHALL REPORT

 

hulk and david30443124_10215467754829131_8220341676770204786_nPictured left to right Michael Torchia, David Lyons, and Lou Ferrigno.  They are PUMPED AND READY TO SHAKE UP THE FITNESS INDUSTRY LIKE IT HAS NEVER BEEN SHAKEN BEFORE!

Imagine being picked to appear on a reality show where your dreams may come true?  Its called, Pumped: Muscle Hustle and will air on the Discovery Lifetime Channel in January 2019.  Meanwhile, a casting call and auditions are being hustled, and there has been a lot of muscle deciding who will be the ones chosen to get PUMPED! Body building icon, Executive Producer, and President of Bishop//Lyons Entertainment, David Lyons, is the master m...

02:34

CALL GOP POLITICIANS TODAY! Tell Mark Zuckerberg to Stop Censoring Conservatives! Please Make This Go Viral! The Gateway Pundit

Mark Zuckerbergs CENSORSHIP of conservative viewpoints & speech must stop! 

Message the politicians below & tell them to question Zuck about censoring conservatives when he sits before Congress TODAY!

Via our friends at 100% Fed Up:

** Please call your senator and representative today.

Senate hearing is TODAY: 
Senator Ted Cruz
United States Senator Mike Lee
Senator Chuck Grassley
Senator Ben Sasse
Senator John Thune

House hearing is TOMORROW:
Greg Walden
...

02:30

Burgerville Workers May Form Americas First Recognized Fast Food Union After Years Of Retaliation Shadowproof

Burgerville, a fast food chain based in Vancouver, Washington, with 42 locations throughout Oregon and Washington, announced last week they would support employees at a Portland store who plan to vote on whether to establish a nationally recognized union.

If employees vote in favor of forming a union, it would establish the first nationally recognized fast food union in United States history. But union members are skeptical about management, and multiple members say they have faced retaliation.

The vote will occur on April 22 and 23 to ensure all employees have an opportunity to participate.

Burgerville believes that every employees voice needs to be respected and protected in determining whether a majority of employees wish to be represented by a union, said Beth Brewer, the senior vice president of Burgerville Operations in a press release.

The statement was issued in response to the Burgerville Workers Union filing a petition with the National Labor Relations Board to hold a hearing to force Burgerville to recognize the union.

They havent really agreed to much, said Mark Medina, a Burgerville employee at store #41 in Portland, Oregon. They have refused to negotiate in good faith for the past two plus years and have never recognized us.

Medina added, Theyve hired armed security guards who have assaulted people on the picket line. Theyve hired private investigators to investigate workers and fired workers for union activity under flimsy pretext. Anything moving forward with them should be taken with a grain of salt.

He claimed he was assaulted by a Burgerville security guard in November 2017 during a Burgerville protest.

Portland Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) member Connor Smith filmed part of the confrontation between protesters and a Burgerville security guard with his cell phone.

Burgerville hired security were very aggressive, confrontational, and created an unsafe environment, clearly responding with physical hostility to singing and chanting, Smith recalled. He noted the Burgerville security guard shoving one of the protesters to the ground prompted him to start filming.

Asked to comment on allegations that hired private investigators and armed security guards intimidated union members, Burgerville did not respond.

In a...

02:27

Trump Wins, China Blinks, Announces Significantly Lower Tariffs On Car Imports Weasel Zippers

Via Twitchy: From the AP: President Xi Jinping promised Tuesday to cut Chinas auto tariffs and improve intellectual property protection in possible concessions aimed at defusing a worsening dispute with Washington over trade and technology that investors worry could set back the global economic recovery. Speaking at a business conference, Xi made no direct mention []

02:25

Whats Really at Stake in the Battle for Ideological Diversity at Elite Media Outlets The Intercept

Over the past two weeks, the elite media Twittersphere has erupted with extremely intense opinions about The Atlantics hiring and then reverse-hiring of Kevin Williamson, previously a writer for the National Review. Any regular human beings who took a wrong turn on the internet and encountered this storm of takes must have found it incomprehensibly bonkers.

On the one hand, Williamson holds beliefs about abortion that are so barbaric and outside earth norms that its like hes visiting from a theocratic colony on Neptune. Hes said that while hes kind of squishy on capital punishment in general, he was absolutely willing to see abortion treated like regular homicide under the criminal code and for women who undergo abortions, what he had in mind was hanging. Even Saudi Arabia, which has based an entire hereditary dictatorship on loathing women, doesnt go that far.

But in my experience, normal Americans never read The Atlantic and, in fact, rarely differentiate between news outlets at all. Instead, they perceive the combined U.S. media as a Big Pile of Stuff Online. And you can find opinions of equivalent brutality say, that we must immediately nuke Venezuela or reinstitute chattel slavery all over the internet. So why does it matter if some guy is moving his freaky thoughts from one URL to another?

Meanwhile, professional conservatives perceive monumental, historic significance in the Battle of Kevin Williamson. For instance, Ben Shapiro asserted that Williamsons defenestration was an example of how you got Trump. Sure, the Democrats in Michigan who gambled on Donald Trump might believe they did so because they liked how he talked about jobs or race, or they wanted a tax cut, or they sense that the U.S. is changing in ways that make them uncomfortable. But no, it turns out that they voted for Trump because the Washington Post hasnt hired enough of Shapiros friends.

So none of this makes sense unless you understand that the whole thing is part of the U.S. class struggle.

Not the class struggle between proletarians and top hat-wearing industrialists, of course. That wars been over for decades, and the industrialists won.

However, there is an ongoing, ferocious class war between Americas technocrats and conservative billionaires. The technocrats and the billionaires both possess real power, but it originates from different sources.

The technocrats are doctors or lawyers or computer programmers or scientists. The technocrats power comes from the...

02:23

ABC News Calls Police on Pro-Trump Female College Student Who Posed with Handgun The Gateway Pundit

ABC News called Chattanooga police about a pro-Trump college woman who posted a photo of herself with a handgun.

The woman, 22 years-old Brenna Spencer, a senior at the University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, is shown in the photo with her pink Women for Trump shirt lifted to reveal a handgun tucked in the waistband of her white jeans. Spencer captioned the photo, I dont take normal college graduation photos

Spence later explaine how she posed with the gun, I am wearing a belly band, I pulled my gun out further so it could be seen better, for those of you who are so concerned.

In its report on Spencer, ABC noted they ad called police on her.

The Chattanooga Police Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

ABC spoke with Spencer about the photo and her observance of carry laws.

Spencer received several responses alleging that she broke the law by having her weapon unconcealed at the museum, with one Twitter user including a screenshot of an article from ArtNews.com, which lists the Hunter Museum among galleries that prohibit handguns inside.

Spencers friend took the photo outside the Hunter Museum of American Art in Chattanooga but she did not enter the facility with her handgun, and therefore did not go through any kind of museum security, she told ABC.

I know the Tennessee state gun codes, Spencer, who is set to graduate in May with a major in communications and a minor in political science, said.

The Chattanooga Police Department did not immediately respond to requests for comment.

Spencer, who also works as a field representative for the conservative nonprofit Turning Point, said she owns several handguns in addition to the one featured,...

02:20

Israel Confirms Video of Sniper Shooting Unarmed Palestinian, as Soldiers Cheer, Is Genuine The Intercept

Israels military confirmed on Tuesday the authenticity of a video posted online over the weekend showing the shooting of a Palestinian protester in Gaza by an Israeli sniper and the cheers of his fellow soldiers.

An Israel Defense Forces statement said the shooting caught on video had not taken place during the recent wave of protests in Gaza, during which Israeli snipers have killed at least 27 protesters. The incident took place on December 22, the army said, during protests in Gaza over Donald Trumps decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israels capital.

The distressing video, which has been subtitled by the Israeli newspaper Haaretz, was apparently recorded through binoculars or a gun scope, and captures the soldier who recorded it shouting as the protester is hit, Yes! Son of a bitch!

As protesters rush to evacuate the man who was hit, the soldier who made the recording boasts, What a fabulous video! Another soldier can be heard saying, Wow, somebody was hit in the head. Moments later, when one soldier says that he didnt see what happened, a colleague laughs as he says the protester who was shot flew in the air.

Despite the claim that someone was shot in the head, and the fact that two protesters were killed on that day, the army said its preliminary investigation indicated that the protester in the video had been hit in the leg, after other means of dispersing violent riots in a part of Gaza adjacent to the Israeli community of Kissufim had failed.

The soldier who recorded the shooting, the military added, was not part of the unit that fired on the unarmed protester and now faces punishment for unauthorized filming and distribution of the video. The banter and comments heard on the recording, the army said, do not suit the degree of restraint expected of IDF soldiers and will be dealt [with] by commanders accordingly.

Despite the armys statement of disapproval, senior Israeli officials went out of their way to defend the behavior of the soldiers caught on video laughing and cheering.

Defense Minister Avigdor Lieberman wrote on Twitter that he, too, celebrated the shooting, even if the fact that it was recorded was unfortunate. The Gaza sniper deserves a decoration, and the photographer...

02:06

Their Efforts Are Stalinist: Ingraham Says We Will Never Give In to Censorship of Conservatives Weasel Zippers

She returns, beat back the boycott. Via Fox News Insider: Laura Ingraham responded to the ongoing silencing and demeaning of conservative voices in America over the past several decades. She said that bullies on the left are continuing to aim to silence conservatives. Ingraham said educators first tried to indoctrinate 1980s students into believing Reaganism []

02:00

Dismantling The Public Schools Is All About Control-- The Future: Mobilization or Bloodshed? DownWithTyranny!


I mentioned in a post yesterday that I had just gotten back from a quick trip to Thailand, where I had gone to buy medicines that are too expensive in the U.S. One of the country's top economists read it and sent me a note that included this line:
"What a world we live in. Born in the richest country but traveling to the 3rd world for cheaper meds. Hope some day soon we'll fix that."
What a coincidence that t the same time, Yves Smith was also comparing the U.S. to the third world at her blog, Naked Capitalism. She let Lynn Parramore from the Institute of New Economic Thinking do most of the talking: Training first-world children for a third-world life
West Virginias public school teachers had endured years of low pay, inadequate insurance, giant class sizes, and increasingly unlivable conditionsincluding attempts to force them to record private details of their health daily on a wellness app. Their governor, billionaire coal baron Jim Justice, pledged to allow them no more than an annual 1% raise-- effectively a pay cut considering inflation-- in a state where teacher salaries ranked 48th lowest out of 50 states. In February 2018, they finally revolted: In a tense, four-day work stoppage, they managed to wrest a 5% pay increase from the state. Teachers in Oklahoma and Kentucky have now revolted in similar protests.

Its the latest battle in a contest between two countervailing forces: one bent on reengineering America for the benefit of the wealthy, the other struggling to preserve dignity and security for ordinary people.

If the story turns out the way the Jim Justices desire, the children of a first-world country wi...

01:35

Dershowitz Decries Deafening Silence From ACLU After Cohen Raid: If This Were Hillary, Theyd Be Jumping Up And Down Weasel Zippers

Via Daily Caller: Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz called out the ACLU on Hannity Monday night for being silent after the raid on President Donald Trumps lawyer Michael Cohen. This could be an attempt to squeeze Cohen. Hes the lawyer. Hes the guy who knows all the facts about Donald Trump, Dershowitz said. They can []

01:14

Revealed: Twitter CEO @Jack Dorsey Personally Involved With Censoring Conservatives The Gateway Pundit

Twitter CEO Jack Dorseys role in banning conservatives from the platform is more hands-on than previously thought. Namely, the left-leaning Silicon Valley titan was involved in removing longtime Trump confidant Roger Stone from Twitter, reports Business Insider. 

Twitter chief executive Jack Dorsey is reportedly getting more personally involved with blocking controversial accounts on the platform, a departure from an earlier, long-held ethos that the company is the free-speech wing of the free-speech party. [..]

He would ask Twitters head of trust and safety, Del Harvey, to take action when abuse directly impacted celebrities or other high-profile users, the report said.

Per the Fast Company source: Jack was making those [kinds of] calls. They were very smart about it youre not going to find a paper trail. He was very good about providing certain items to [the] safety [team] and asking for action. He would tell somebody [on the team], You should check out this account you should do something about it. []

But other employees, according to the report, worry that Twitter could tilt over into censorship.

The moment youre catering to the request of a CEO whether by making exceptions in enforcement or by taking action outside of [what] the policy [calls for] everything goes downhill, a source is cited as saying.

The same department that Dorsey has directed to ban Stone has also removed British activist Tommy Robinson.

In October of last year, Stone was suspended for going on a tirade against CNN host Don Lemon.

Below is a partial screen shot of Stones tweets.

Screenshot credit: Reddit 

...

01:14

Grassley Hints At Supreme Court Vacancy In A Few Months, Says Trump Firing Mueller Would Be Suicide Weasel Zippers

Sorry, dont have a lot of confidence in Mueller when hes going after privileged communications because of Stormy Daniels. Via Free Beacon: Sen. Chuck Grassley (R., Iowa) said Tuesday that firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller would be suicide for President Donald Trump, while hinting the Senate could soon be tasked with confirming a new Supreme []

01:01

Sick. Late Night Hack Stephen Colbert Cheers Deep State Raid of Trump Attorneys Office (VIDEO) The Gateway Pundit

This is the new late night humor?
Late night hack Stephen Colbert celebrated the Mueller Deep State raid of Trump Attorney Michael Cohens home and office.

The raid violates the attorney-client privilege laws in the US but liberals dont care because its Trump.

Stephen Colbert thought it was terrific.
This is the fascist left in America today.

The only humor they know is attacking conservative Americans and Trump.

Deadline reported:

Stephen Colbert happily updated his viewers on the Stormy Daniels story at the top of The Late Show tonight. Donald Trumps longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen had his office raided by the feds today in a case related to his paying $130k to the porn star out of his own pocket to keep her from repeating claims that she had an affair with Donald Trump about a decade ago an affair Trump has denied.

Trump never had addressed the payment publicly until last Friday while waiting to use the loo on Air Force One.

Asked why Cohen made the payment, Trump told reporters on the plane:Youll have to ask Michael Cohen. Michael is my attorney.

Asked if he knows where Cohen got the money, Trump similarly insisted he did not know.

He knows nothing! Colbert marveled. Trump trusts his lawyer so much he lets him do stuff he doesnt know about in his name, for reasons he does not understand!

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Dam Sen. Bill Nelson Falsely Claims Assault Weapons Used In A Florida Shooting Weasel Zippers

Via Free Beacon: Florida Sen. Bill Nelson (D.) said in a tweet Sunday night that apparently assault weapons [were] used in a Liberty City shooting that killed two people, which turned out not to be true. Miami Police Cmdr. Keandra Simmons and Miami-Dade Police Director Juan Perez said handguns were used in the shooting, McClatchy []

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There are pro-gun control bots on Twitter, I see them every day. Via Daily Caller: Media outlets are spreading inherently inaccurate stories about Russian bots on Twitter, according to the group behind the data cited to support many of those stories. Outlets including The New York Times, The Washington Post and CNN have used the []

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Stuck on a taxpayer escalator: Seattle transit agency discovers out-of-order escalators may be used as stairs Fellowship of the Minds

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Mueller Investigating Trump Over $150K Donation From Ukrainian Who Gave Clintons $13 Million Weasel Zippers

And so how does that or Stormy justify seizing privileged communications of other clients of Michael Cohen? How does that justify seizing privileged communications that may include how Cohen advised Trump to deal with Mueller? Via Daily Caller: The special counsels office is investigating a $150,000 donation a Ukrainian businessman made to President Donald Trumps []

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North Carolina Religious Groups Billboard Takes Aim At Guns: Guns Arent The Solution To Our Safety Weasel Zippers

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Arizona Supreme Court Unanimously Agrees To Prohibit In-State Tuition For Dreamers Weasel Zippers

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