Tuesday, September 01, 2015

Donald Trump’s Shot Heard ‘Round the World

By Lawrence Sellin

If Donald Trump did not exist, he would have to be invented.

Illegal immigration, China, the economy, radical Islam? Yes, they are all important issues, as are others, but they are mere talking points compared to what frightens the establishment the most; voter sentiments of which our "esteemed" politicians and journalists may not even be aware.

Trump has tapped into, but, as yet, not fully exploited the two most critical issues, not just of the 2016 election, but the ones that will determine whether or not the United States will survive as a republic.

They are also the two issues that, if not addressed, will make it impossible to solve any of the other problems the country faces.

The political-media establishment is hopelessly corrupt and, although we have elections, we no longer have representative government.

And the American people are fed up.

The Smoking Gun Email That Just Pulverized Hillary’s Campaign

The Right Scoop passes on a tip from The Federalist, which calls this particular email the smokiest of the many smoking guns vis a vis the Hillary TOP SECRET email scandal...

...it clearly shows Hillary passing on classified information to Sidney Blumenthal, who didn’t even work for the State Department:

Here’s what Ed has to say about it:

Yet here Hillary is, sending him updates on negotiations with Germany’s Angela Merkel and Tony Blair, which are obviously too sensitive to send out over an unauthorized and unsecure mode of transmission. On top of that, she’s sharing it with someone not cleared for this information even when properly transmitted.

Blumenthal, a known anti-semitic kook, was renowned for his stupidity to the point that even "Rahm Emanuel expressly forbid him to be hired anywhere in the federal government, especially State."

And where was Blumenthal working at the time Hillary was passing along highly sensitive, classified documents to him?

Uhm, yeah, you guessed it: the Clinton Foundation.

Where, presumably, he could monetize the information.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Why the streets of San Francisco are filled with men pretending to be dogs

By Zombie

My latest photo essay — the first in quite a while — is now online! (WARNING: NSFW!):

Up Your Alley Fair, San Francisco, July 26, 2015

While this new report covers all aspects of this year’s “Up Your Alley” fetish street fair, I pay special attention to a bizarre fad sweeping the gay underground: “puppy play,” or pretending to be a dog during sadomasochistic group sex romps.

Up Your Alley was teeming with men not only dressed as dogs (or a least a fetishistic approximation of caninehood), but also behaving as dogs.

Larwyn's Linx: Jim Geraghty: Time to Go Nuclear on Obama's Nuke Deal?

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Jim Geraghty: Time to Go Nuclear on Obama's Nuke Deal?: Ace
A prediction from Judicial Watch about 'Servergate': Chad Groening
GOP Surrender Monkeys Shocked to Discover They WIll Lose Iran Vote: Guy Benson

Hillary confidant Blumenthal: John Boehner is 'alcoholic,' 'lazy,' 'banal': Pete Kasperowicz
To Hell With You People: Erick Erickson
McConnell Expects to Cut Budget Deal, Avert Shutdown : Niels Lesniewski

Joe Biden: The Great White Dope of the Democrat Party: John Hawkins
Obama drags racism into the Iran debate: WZ
Carson Now Tied With Trump: WZ

Gun Free Zones Arming Missouri's Murderers: WeaponsMan
Black Panthers to Texas Cops: ‘We Will Start Creeping Up... in the Darkness’: Breitbart
Obama taping episode of survival reality show with Bear Grylls in Alaska: Scoop


The Border Hoppers Liberals Don’t Love: Joy Pullmann
Doctors Will Be the Scapegoats in the Coming Obamacare Disaster: Justin Haskins
Shocker: After Raising Minimum Wage, Walmart Cuts Hours: Brandon Morse

Scandal Central

Hillary Shared An Email Network With The Clinton Foundation: Patrick Howley
State Department releases thousands of Clinton emails, 125 contain classified information: Fox
Hillary Received Plan to Impeach Clarence Thomas: Shoshana Weissman

New Hillary Clinton Emails Show Violation of Freedom of Information Law: Sharyl Attkisson
Sid Blumenthal Unloaded on Tea Party in ‘Confidential’ Three-Page Memo to Hillary: Oliver Darcy
Even the State Department help desk didn’t know about Hillary Clinton’s private address: Twitchy

Climate & Energy

In 2009 ABC News Predicted We All Be Dead By Now: BlurBrain


The First Rule of News Coverage: Andrew Klavan
The Left Sees Only White Evil: Dennis Prager
Class Traitor: The Z Man

Tragedy in Roanoke: Cal Thomas
Will He See the Hypocrisy?: Jaati Report
Why Is the Press So Quiet About Illinois Lottery Winners Not Getting Paid?: Tom Blumer


North Korea: Iran's Pathway to a Nuclear Weapon: Ilan Berman
Report: Iran Amassing Missiles Capable of Hitting Targets Across Israel from Lebanon: Tower
Russian jets in Syrian skies: ynet

Barbaric! ISIS Burns 4 Prisoners Alive Suspended From a Swing-set in Chains: PatriotUpdate
Islamists Poison More Than 100 Young Afghan Girls For The Crime Of Going To School: WZ
Islamic State Fights Syrian Rebels and ‘Moves Closer to Central Damascus’: Telegraph

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Huge Ancient Greek City found underwater in the Aegean Sea: April Holloway
Which Presidential Candidate Is Winning the Tech Money Race?: Recode
CELLINK's $5,000 3D Bioprinter Is Making the Incredible Credible: 3D Printing Industry


I Find This Whole Pronoun Affair Cisgusting: MOTUS
Obama to Rename America: RWCN
Trump DESTROYS Jeb On Illegal Immigration With Brutal New Ad!: Katie McGuire

Image: Barbaric! ISIS Burns 4 Prisoners Alive Suspended From a Swing-set in Chains
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QOTD: "Even as the various Chicano and Ethnic Studies departments indoctrinate students with the supposedly sinister history of the United States, they simultaneously champion the rights of the illegal aliens to enter, reside, and stay in the odious country they have just damned. The message makes little sense. Millions of Americans have finally caught on to the incoherence, and feel that ingratitude is among the worst of all sins.

It is alleged that Donald Trump is a demagogue who whips the ignorant up. Perhaps. But on matters of immigration he came late and often in antithesis to his own former positions. The truth is that the illegal-immigration lobby was its own worst enemy, its message couched in racism, illegality, untruth — and finally incoherence. People tired of being called racists by racial chauvinists, of being dubbed insensitive by unfeeling opportunists, and of being called politically naive by political manipulators.

If there were not a Donald Trump, he would likely have had to have been invented." --Victor Davis Hanson

Monday, August 31, 2015

NOSTRADUMBASS COMIX: Presidential Predictions Edition

Kindly proffered by Senior Summer Intern @BiffSpackle.

These Traitor Senators Took Money from the Iranian Lobby and Now Back the Terror State’s Nukes

By Daniel Greenfield

Senator Ed Markey (Democrat-Massachusetts) has announced his support for the Iran deal that will let the terrorist regime inspect its own Parchin nuclear weapons research site, conduct uranium enrichment, build advanced centrifuges, buy ballistic missiles, fund terrorism and have a near zero breakout time to a nuclear bomb.

There was no surprise there.

Markey had topped the list of candidates supported by the Iran Lobby. And the Iranian American Political Action Committee (IAPAC) had maxed out its contributions to his campaign.

After more fake suspense, Al Franken, another IAPAC backed politician who also benefited from Iran Lobby money, came out for the nuke sellout.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen, the Iran Lobby’s third Dem senator, didn’t bother playing coy like her colleagues. She came out for the deal a while back even though she only got half the IAPAC cash that Franken and Markey received.

As did Senator Gillibrand, who had benefited from IAPAC money back when she first ran for senator and whose position on the deal should have come as no surprise.

HUSSMAN: Get Out Before It’s Too Late

By Jim Quinn

Last week ended with the cackling hens on CNBC and the spokesmodels on Bloomberg bloviating about the temporary pothole on the road to riches. They assured their few thousand remaining viewers the 11% plunge in the stock market was caused by China and the communist government’s direct intervention in their stock market, arrest of a brokerage CEO, and threat to prosecute sellers surely cured what ails their market. The Fed and their Plunge Protection Team co-conspirators reversed the free fall, manipulating derivatives and creating a short seller covering rally back to previous week levels. The moneyed interests are desperate to retain the appearance of normality and stability, as their debt saturated system teeters on the verge of collapse.

John Hussman’s weekly letter provides sound advice for anyone looking to avoid a 50% loss in the next 18 months. The market has been overvalued for the last three years and now sits at overvaluation levels on par with 1929 and 2000. The difference is that fear has been overtaking greed in the psyches of traders. The average Joe isn’t in the market. Only the Ivy League MBA High frequency trading computer gurus are playing in this rigged market. The 1,100 point crash last Monday is what happens when arrogant young traders, fear and computer algorithms combine in a perfect storm of mindless selling. Suddenly the pompous risk takers became frightened risk-averse lemmings.

Larwyn's Linx: The "Iran deal makes war more, not less likely"

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Cheney: “Iran deal makes war more, not less likely.”: LI
How Illegal Immigration Finally Turned Off the Public: Victor Davis Hanson
The Clintons Continue to Clinton: Derek Hunter

A Ruling Class Hissy Fit: Dan Phillips
Fisking George Will: iOTWreport
The End is Nigh: Erick Erickson

Police identify suspect in murder of Texas cop, BLM reacts: Howard Portnoy
Black Activists Call for Lynching of White People and Cops: Lana Shadwick
Study Learns Chicago Criminals DON'T Buy Their Guns Legally: Eric Reed

Obama Achieves Two Milestones: 250 Rounds Of Golf And 443 Fundraisers: WZ
Hillary’s New Campaign Strategy: Trolling: Leon H. Wolf
More lies: Clinton campaign denies ‘boxcar’ slam on GOP was Nazi comparison: Twitchy


The Union That Rules New York: Daniel DiSalvo
America is Getting Socialized Bit by Bit: Jeff Carter
IRS drops an Obamacare bomb on small employers: IHTM

Scandal Central

Obama’s Stonewall Tactics: A Case Study: John Hinderaker
The Data Destroyers: Kevin D. Williamson
UN Gun Control Body Supported By Obama Sets Up Veto-Proof Framework: AWR Hawkins

Climate & Energy

Rain on EPA's Parade: Andrew M. Grossman
Our View: New EPA water rule 'devoid' of reason: The Republic
Federal judge orders former EPA scientist to testify in Pebble mine case: Lisa Demer, ADN


Attn Jorge Ramos: “Cuban migrants to Mexico arrested, beaten, extorted, deported by Mexico": Humberto Fontova
Doug Schoen’s off-tune whistling through the graveyard of Hillary Clinton’s electoral hopes.: Moe Lane
Larry Kudlow Says He Would Challenge Blumenthal Over Iran Deal: Niels Lesniewski

Enough With the Roanoke Shooting Coverage, Already: Leon H. Wolf
Trump Says: Outlaw Teleprompters When Running For President: Wayne Dupree
Billionaire who sold Minecraft to Microsoft is sad and lonely: Chris Matyszczyk

John Boehner Endorses Ted Cruz For President: Erick Erickson
War Room Surprises at the Box Office: Estimated Weekend Take: $11,000,000!: VAright
‘Stump for Trump’ Girls: Trump's 'Immigration Proposal Is Phenomenal': Jerome Hudson


So how’s Obama’s plan to bring ISIS to its knees going?: Doug Powers
New Islamic State coins commemorate eventual conquest of “Rome and America”: Robert Spencer
Obama’s Focus in Oil-Rich Alaska Is Climate Change--As Putin Deploys Warships: Patrick Goodenough

Vital Points on the Iran Deal: Major Flaws and Positive Elements: JCPA
Iran-funded Hizballah recruiting Muslims in Judea for jihad attacks against Israel: Robert Spencer
Report: Gazans Fleeing to Israel, Risking Death to Escape Hamas Oppression: David Daoud

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

“Why are the numbers on a telephone keypad arranged the way they are?”: DataGenetics
The Race To Prove 'Spooky' Quantum Connection May Have a Winner: Kevin Dooley
Cable Subscriptions Plummet: Is This Cord-Cutting Critical Mass?: Tyler Wells Lynch


Tweet of the Day: Hillary campaign souvenir called ‘creepy,’ ‘scary as hell’: Howard Portnoy
Nazi gold train could contain lost Amber Room of Charlottenburg Palace: April Holloway
RIP Wrangler Jane: A View from the Beach

Record-breaking three Category 4 hurricanes in Pacific!: EarthSky
The Ignorance of Miama Sportswriter Greg Cote: Tom Blumer
Spy found dead 'had infuriated his MI6 bosses by hacking into secret US data on Bill Clinton' : Daily Mail

Image: Obama strips name of another president from mountain in Alaska
Today's Larwyn's Linx sponsored by: #ReadyForLiberty: TED CRUZ FOR PRESIDENT

QOTD: "The [EPA] recently concluded its authority to regulate “navigable” waters extended to any water source within 4,000 feet of genuinely navigable waters, which meant countless land uses from farming to mining to gas and oil extraction now would require a whole new set of federal permitting.

A federal judge, however, has stepped emphatically in the EPA’s path, declaring its plan to regulate ditches, streams, ponds and other “navigable” waters to be overbroad and an end-run around Congress.

The EPA’s water rule, said Judge Ralph R. Erickson, is “inexplicable, arbitrary and devoid of a reasoned process.”

In a remarkable display of bureaucratic cheek, however, the EPA has responded that it will abide by Judge Erickson’s restraining order only in the 13 states that were named in the lawsuit.

A guiding principle of federal law is that it is meant to cover all Americans, and each of the 50 states, equally. The agency’s decision to go forward with its rule in the balance of the states mocks that principle." --The Republic

Sunday, August 30, 2015

THE FEDERAL RESERVE: A Solution in Search of a Problem

By Jim DeMint

The Federal Reserve opened its annual symposium in Jackson Hole, Wyo., Thursday. Its experts have assembled to discuss “inflation dynamics.” Concurrently, another group of economists and financial experts is meeting just down the road. They’re discussing monetary policy, as well, but they’re considering questions never raised at Fed symposia—questions like: “Do we really need the Fed?”

It’s a question worth asking. America’s monetary system is the Achilles heel of the world’s economic system.

Something is seriously wrong when trillions of new dollars are created out of thin air to bail out big banks, “stimulate” the economy and buy government debt. And something is dangerously wrong when the political establishment is afraid even to discuss it.

The common assumption—in financial as well as political circles—is that America’s central bank, the Federal Reserve—not only can manipulate monetary policy to keep the economy rolling, but that it must, if we are to avoid economic ruin. But ample evidence suggests that this assumption is dead wrong.

The SEIU has blown "$80 million in members’ dues money attacking the McDonald's brand and its franchisees"

By Labor Union Report

Last year, according to reports on file with the U.S. Department of Labor, the Service Employees Internationals Union paid Scott Courtney $232,060 in total compensation.

However, that is a mere pittance to the estimated nearly $80 million that the SEIU has shelled out in its nearly three-year battle to unionize the nation’s fast-food workers.

Though his official SEIU title is “Deputy Chief of Staff,” according to a post in the Guardian, Courtney is the chief strategist of the SEIU’s Fight for $15 campaign–the campaign concocted by the SEIU in late 2009 as a means of unionizing low-wage fast-food workers.

To date, Courtney and the SEIU have rejected the notion of unionizing 100 or 200 McDonalds and negotiating higher wages to use as a model elsewhere, opting instead for a much grander goal.

Here is a complete list of all of the differences between Socialists and Democrats: _________.

By Richard Larsen

Sometimes what’s not said in response to a direct inquiry is more noteworthy than what is said. When the chairman of the Democrat National Committee was asked recently what the difference between a Democrat and a Socialist was, she sidestepped the issue and went a totally divergent direction. It would have provided a valuable service if she’d answered the question directly, for there seems to be no substantive distinction.

“What is the difference between a Democrat and a socialist?” MSNBC’s Chris Matthews asked Debbie Wasserman-Schultz. The DNC chairman started to laugh, so Matthews tried again. “I used to think there was a big difference. What do you think?” Wasserman-Schultz started to sidestep the issue again, so Matthews tried a third time. “Yeah, but what’s the big difference between being a Democrat and being a socialist? You’re the chairwoman of the Democratic Party. Tell me the difference between you and a socialist.” Intentionally avoiding Matthew’s question, she responded, “The difference between—the real question is what’s the difference between being a Democrat and being a Republican.” Her dogmatically superficial and fallacious explication ensued.

A little later, NBC’s Chuck Todd, on “Meet the Press,” asked the same question, which she responded to very similarly, choosing to answer a question not asked. But when the Matthews interview is looked at contextually, she may have already answered the question, when she called Bernie Sanders “a good Democrat.”

That’s a significant statement even at face value, for Bernie Sanders, the junior senator from Vermont, and a Democrat candidate for president, is a self-avowed socialist. He’s officially an Independent, but caucuses with the Democrats and votes with them 98% of the time, according to Socialistworker.org.

BRILLIANT: Failed Former House Majority Leader Eric Cantor to Join the Dying Campaign of... Jeb Bush

By Julia Hahn

Rejected GOP leader Eric Cantor will endorse Jeb Bush and become the co-chair of Bush’s presidential campaign in Virginia, according to Politico.

Cantor was rejected by his Virginia constituents in 2014 for backing a plan developed by Democrats, Republicans, and business leaders that would triple the nation’s huge inflow of migrants.

Bush is promoting a similar migration-boosting policy in his 2016 campaign.

Bush has picked Cantor—who is now working as an investment banker in New York—because of his ability to raise huge funds from business investors, Politico said. Cantor “retains a strong political network in Virginia and has enviable connections among Jewish business leaders who can be key supporters and donors,” says the Politico report.

In turn, Cantor’s support for Bush shows that “he’s making a play for a cabinet position in the next Republican presidential administration,” a source active in the Republican Party of Virginia told Breitbart News.

Last month, Cantor slammed Donald Trump’s popular migration-reform plan, which draws much support from many of Cantor’s former constituents. Trump’s policy is “mean, it’s ugly, it’s divisive, and it is not a sustainable model… ultimately that kind of language, which is off-putting to a large swath of the population, is not something that will elect a president,” Cantor claimed in July.

Cantor held his position as House Majority Leader until he was rejected by his GOP supporters in the June 2014 primary. In the 7th district ballot, Cantor was trounced by a little-known economics professor, Dave Brat, who slammed Cantor’s cooperation with corporatist groups:

The last thing you see before you die

Marketing. It's both art and science, and someone just blew away all of the formulas with a single, earth-shattering invention:

I call dibs on employing this prop as the central theme of a Chuckie-style horror movie.

Hat tip: BadBlue News.

Larwyn's Linx: Obama Fighting With Another Defense Secretary Over Freeing Terrorists

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Obama Fighting With Another Defense Secretary Over Freeing Terrorists: Daniel Greenfield
DNC trying to shield itself from Iran disaster. Or maybe just Wasserman Schultz is: Moe Lane
Nothing's more terrifying to elites than Trump’s tangible American nationalism: Julius Krein

Will Biden Be Bluffed?: William Kristol
Hillary Invokes Holocaust to Describe GOP Immigration Plans: Keith Koffler
The Corruption of David Ignatius and the Washington Post: Ace

Trio of top fundraisers depart Jeb Bush campaign: Gabby Morrongiello
Donald Trump: 'This is a movement': Ben Schreckinger
Hillary Clinton Really Is Coming For Your Guns: Jackie Kucinich

Police arrest suspect in execution-style killing of sheriff’s deputy in TX: Howard Portnoy
Trump: I’m winning because Americans are 'tired of being the patsies': Mark Hensch
After 8 Birmingham shootings in 3 days, dozens walk and pray to combat crime: AL.com


The Cost Of Capitalism vs. Socialism: Ace
Lottery dreams turn to nightmares in Illinois budget crisis: Philly Voice
Rauner's $30,000/mo. Budget Consultant Leaves, But Illinois Still Has No Budget: Kate Shepherd

Scandal Central

IRS must say if White House sought taxpayers’ information: Judge: Times
Emails show Bill Clinton asked State Dept. for OK on N. Korea, Congo invites: Barnini Chakraborty
Hillary Clinton Defends Bill Clinton's 'Unusual' Paid Speech Vetting Requests: Arlette Saenz

Grassley continues questioning top Hillary aide: Sarah Westwood
Washington Post investigates Hillary Clinton Dublin dinner: Sheila Langan
Beaten to Death With His Own Bible: GoV


Black Activist’s Radio Show In TX Called For Murder Of Cops Days Before Deputy Was Murdered: WZ
#BlueLivesMatter: Did A Radio Show Incite Murder?: Deanna Fisher
NYT's Barro: 'Massive' Gun Grab Only Way To Impact Violent Crime: Mark Finkelstein

Dear Feminists: You Think Too Much: R.S. McCain
Breaking the Law is Not A Human Right: Why Jorge Ramos Is Wrong: Mary Ramirez
DNC Writes Slobbering Letter To Obama, Supporting His Iran Deal: William Teach


Pentagon Not Targeting Islamic State Training Camps: Bill Gertz
Iran Renews Support For Hamas Terrorists: Adam Kredo
Cheney: Iran deal 'tragically reminiscent' of Munich deal: Hayom

Armed Patrols Planned For European Trains In Recognition Of Islam’s Contribution To Civilization: BCF
Cubans don’t need permission to be free: Belen Marty
Hobby Lobby’s $400M Bible museum getting largest Israel artifact collection: Michael F. Haverluck

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Cody Wilson’s 3D Printed Liberator Lawsuit on Its Way to the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals: 3Dprint.com
Windows NT: Scripting News
These virtual reality cameras will change entertainment forever: Lily Prasuethsut


Why I Support Donald Trump’s Campaign – And It’s Probably Not What You Think: Treehouse (July 2015)
MOTUS 2016 GOP “Sweet 16” Battle: Brackets “B” & “F”: MOTUS
The inalienable right to a leisurely breakfast, and other nonsense: C&S

Image: Why I Support Donald Trump’s Campaign – And It’s Probably Not What You Think
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QOTD: "A Free Republic reader has made an excellent point: liberals say that deporting 11 million illegal immigrants would be impossibly expensive and impractical, yet they favor confiscating many of the over 300 million guns owned by civilians in the United States." --Mark Finkelstein