Tuesday, January 31, 2017

P&D For January, 31, 2017

Comic Relief
Draining the Swamp
EPA
Freedom Watch by Larry Klayman
Global Warming
Immigration
Leftists, and Their World View
Social Security
UN
Voter Fraud
Zeihan on Geopolitics


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Stop Muslim Terror by Stopping Muslim Immigration

Posted by Daniel Greenfield Sunday, January 29, 2017  3 Comments @ the Sultan Knish Blog

Lone wolf terrorism is the biggest trend in Islamic terrorism. Unlike classic Islamic terrorism, it requires no cells stretching across countries the way that 9/11 did. The perpetrators don’t even need to enter the country under false pretenses the way that the World Trade Center bombers did.

In many cases, they are already citizens. Some were even born in their target country.

Classic counterterrorism is directed at organizations. It’s inadequate for stopping individual Muslim terrorists like Omar Mateen who was able to murder 49 people at a nightclub in Orlando or closely related duos like the Tsarnaev brothers in Boston or the husband and wife team who carried out the San Bernardino terrorist attack which took the lives of 14 people.

Even the standard technique of planting informants into mosques, deeply opposed by the Islamic lobby in the United States, fails when individuals decide to act alone or only trust their wives or brothers to be in on the plot with them. If an individual Islamic terrorist fails to let his plans slip, either online or to an FBI informant, stopping him can be extremely difficult if not entirely impossible without a stroke of luck.

And Islamic terrorists only need to be lucky once. We have to be lucky every time.

Every absurd Islamic terror plot broken up by law enforcement, the type of thing dismissed by the media and ridiculed by commentators, launching rockets at planes, underwear bombs and blowing up trains, contained the seed of a horrific terrorist attack just like Orlando, Boston or Nice.

When you turn on the evening news and see a running death toll, it’s because one of those absurd and ridiculous terror plots actually succeeded. And it’s happening more and more often.

The reason is simple. Unlike classic Islamic terrorism which required organization and infrastructure, the new brand of Islamic terror only needs one thing… Muslims.

Lone wolf terrorism operates entirely off the existing Muslim population in a particular country. The bigger the Muslim population, the bigger the risk. Any Muslim or Muslims who have settled in a particular non-Muslim country can answer the call of Jihad at any given time without warning.

There is no way that the FBI or other law enforcement agencies could begin to monitor even a fraction of the Islamic settler population sympathetic to terror. The FBI alone has almost 1,000 active ISIS cases it was investigating last year in all 50 states. It does not have nearly the resources it needs to handle them.

As the Muslim settler population in the country increases, the number of cases will grow. No matter how much law enforcement expands the scope of its operations, it will not be able to keep up with the high natural birth rates of the Muslim settler population whose terrorists don’t need a fraction of the training or skills that trained law enforcement figures do. The more the Muslim population grows, the more terror attacks like Orlando, Boston and Nice will get past law enforcement.

Any technological or logistical solutions to this crisis on the law enforcement end will only be band aids.

The source of the problem is Islamic immigration. That is the only possible solution. The only way to reduce the growth of the lone wolf Islamic terrorism problem is to reduce or end Muslim migration.

If this is how bad it is when Muslims are only 1% of the population, what happens when the Muslim settler population doubles and then doubles again? Accompanying these rising population numbers will be rising influence by the Islamic lobby. Islamic groups such as CAIR with a history of terror ties and opposition to counterterrorism will have even more power to stymie law enforcement investigations. The end result will be far more successful Muslim terrorist massacres taking place on a constant basis.

Muslim immigrants are already inherently privileged when it comes to their ability to enter this country ahead of far more peaceful and far more deserving groups. For example, the vast majority of Syrian refugees admitted to this country are the Muslims who perpetrated and are perpetuating their religious war in the region rather than their Christian and Yazidi victims who face slavery and genocide at their hands.

This Islamic immigration privilege must be withdrawn. Muslim immigration must at the very least be scaled back to a level that law enforcement can cope with. At best it must end entirely until the Muslim world manages to stabilize its way of life to the extent that it can peacefully co-exist with non-Muslims.

There will be endless arguments over what percentage of Muslims support terrorism, but our own experience of recent attacks shows that many of them came from attackers who overtly appeared to be “moderate” and “ordinary”. For every Islamist activist dressed in Salafist fashion and tweeting praise of ISIS, there is at least one, if not many more, whom you would pass on the street without a second look.

Before the Boston Marathon bombing, the Tsarnaevs did not seem like Jihadists. They would have been classed with the general category of “moderate” Muslims. And then they struck.

That is how it is.

The internet has decentralized terrorist training camps. Any Muslim can acquire the skills and equipment he needs to kill a few or a dozen or even a hundred if he chooses to follow his religion.

Not every Muslim will shoot up a nightclub or bomb a marathon, but we have no foolproof way of telling them apart. And even many Muslims who would not shoot up an office party in San Bernardino will still sympathize with the perpetrators. And even those Muslims who don’t will often continue supporting the Muslim lobby of organizations like CAIR that stymie law enforcement investigations of Islamic terrorism.

Muslim immigration makes Muslim terrorism worse.

Once we understand this inconvenient truth, then everything else naturally flows from it. The type of terrorism that we are dealing now won’t be beaten by breaking up organizations or droning terrorist leaders in training camps in Yemen or Pakistan. The enemy is right here. He speaks our language. He walks down our streets. He looks at us with hate in his Halal heart and he plots to kill us.

He may pledge allegiance to ISIS or Al Qaeda, but he is part of the larger organization of Islam. It is this organization, more than any of its Jihadist factional subdivisions, that represents the true threat.

Lone wolf terrorism is a viral threat that is spread by Islamic migration. We can only end it by closing the door. As long as the door to the Muslim migrant stays open, we will live under the threat that our neighbor or co-worker will be the one to kill us tomorrow or the day after that.

Zeihan on Geopolitics: Trump's Early Days, Part II


 

 
The Donald has been president for a few days now. Here’s what I’ve got, broken into bits as I’m able to piece things together. I apologize if this is somewhat stream of consciousness but as we all know, prognosticating about the new American president is not your normal spectator sport.
 

Part II: The End of Europe


President Donald Trump entertained his first foreign dignitary Friday, January 27: UK Prime Minister Theresa May. The primary outcome of their trip? The two pledged to work towards the formalization of a “quick trade deal.”

This takes us all kinds of interesting places.

First, from a strategic point of view anything that binds the United Kingdom closer to the United States is phenomenal for U.S. power. Britain maintains the world’s third-most powerful navy, and soon will float the only functional supercarriers in the world not in the U.S. fleets. London is the world’s second-largest financial hub, and the chief route out for capital fleeing Continental Europe. London has centuries of bred-in experience manipulating political and economic systems the world over. Add in a wealth of preexisting bilateral political, economic and cultural ties, and if there is one country that is a natural complement to American power projection, it is Britain.

Second, the EU is spotlighting the path to its own end with a bizarre sort of enthusiasm. Technically, the May-Trump summit is illegal; under EU law only the European Commission -- the EU’s executive -- can engage in trade talks on behalf of its members, and the UK’s exit negotiations haven’t yet begun. Just to be sure that the Europeans know that this isn’t an accidental oversight, May has also announced the commencement of trade talks with Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Turkey and India. 
 
The Commission and EU Parliament are bubbling with fury about how this won’t be allowed to stand, will poison the UK’s pending Brexit talks with the EU, and that Britain will be punished for it. But considering May has indicated that she prefers simply walking away from the EU to any sort of divorce deal that doesn’t serve London’s interest, the EU is absolutely bereft of leverage.

If there was an issue that could prove that the EU had some flexibility, a flat-out Brexit negotiation was it. It will be a negotiation that is predominantly economic in which the EU has lots of leverage and for which the EU has lots of options to choose from. This should be easy.

Guess not.

Such obstinacy pretty much dooms the EU in its grappling with its far larger problems: the EU faces a demographic implosion, a sovereign debt crisis that only increases by the year, anemic-at-best economic growth, a rising banking crisis, an aggressive Russia, an increasingly belligerent Turkey, waves of refugees as Mideast countries crumble, and so on. Rather that start reimagining the Union or getting on with the very real work ahead, the EU’s institutions are doing the equivalent of rearranging the Titanic’s deck chairs during a Godzilla attack with a tsunami on the horizon. Britain is already moving on, yet it looks like Brexit will consume all the EU’s emotional bandwidth for months (years?). Such ossification makes it scarily easy to predict how this will all go: everything that happens in the EU is now an institutional crisis.

Third, after decades of Continental military downsizing, the UK and U.S. are Europe’s security policy. May still went through the motions of pledging her support for NATO, which literally earned no more than a curt nod from the new American president -- a man that, since his election, has made no secret of his belief that the alliance is already over. So long as Europe cannot come to terms with Brexit, it is a mighty reach to assume that the UK will continue going to bat with Trump for the sake of the Continent. Expect American drawdowns of its warfighting capabilities in Europe to begin in the not-too-distant future. The only question now is whether this is done in league with evolutions in U.S.-Russian relations or not. 
 
Where does this leave Europe? Trump probably put it best by calling the EU a “vehicle for Germany.” That may sound harsh. After all, the EU is nothing if not a constant multi-lateral tug of war among all the EU’s 28 members. But consider what’s happened in the past year: The Brits are leaving. NATO is all-but-gone. There’s political stall -- if not outright breakdown -- in Italy, Spain, Austria, Belgium and the Netherlands. Poland and Hungary are wallowing in their moves away from democracy. Like it or not, planned or not, Germany is the center that holds. 

And a quick glance through history indicates that a German center to Europe never holds for long.

 
 
 
 

The Climate Wars - No Time for Resting

Viv Forbes

Disarm and Defund the Green Globalists NOW, Page 1 of 5

Napoleon’s Grand Army was defeated in the Battle of the Nations in 1813. The Emperor abdicated and was banished to Elba. But his army was not disarmed and destroyed by the victors – they rested.

Just 2 years later, Napoleon escaped and quickly re-mobilised his army. Only Wellington blocked his path to Brussels, at Waterloo.

After a fierce day of battle, a weary line of redcoats still held the ridge at Waterloo. But Napoleon’s Old Guard had been held in reserve for this decisive moment. Advancing like a spear, three columns wide, “The Invincibles” aimed to pierce the middle of the thin red line.

But a miracle occurred. Withering fire on both sides of the spear from the thin red line sapped their strength - Napoleon’s “Invincible” Old Guard broke and ran.

This was the critical point of that battle (and for the Climate War now). It is at the moment of defeat, with the enemy disorganised and demoralised, that the greatest gains can be made. Too often, however, the weary victors waste this opportunity to pursue and destroy the enemy.

Wellington’s exhausted army was incapable of pursuit, but a miracle occurred – General Blucher arrived at sundown with fresh Prussian troops. The avenging German lancers pursued, captured, disarmed and slaughtered the fleeing French all the way back to Paris. They captured Napoleon. Never again did the Grand Army threaten Europe.

In the global Climate Wars, Trump and Brexit have given us a victory of Waterloo dimensions. But this will be only a temporary setback for the Green Globalists unless they are now ruthlessly disarmed and de-funded. If we rest and relax, we will soon be ground under their green sandals again.

We must immediately deny them funds, tax shelters, manpower and legal support.

Not a cent more for climate conferences – send just one representative whose only power is to “vote no to everything”. Rescind or ignore past climate “agreements”, de-fund all UN/IPCC activities, remove all green energy subsidies and mandates and halve government funding of the ABC, BBC and all other GreenBC’s.

Subtract all “climate aid” from foreign aid budgets, divert all climate research funding to weather-proofing infrastructure, and replace green propaganda with hard science in education agendas.

Starved of public funding and propaganda, and with constant fire at their flanks with bullets of truth, the “invincible” green army will soon falter and run.

Chase them all the way back to Paris. Give them no rest until their infamous Grab for Global Power called the Paris Climate Treaty is rejected, never to rise again.........Page 1 of 5

Women’s March Celebrates World’s Top Torturers of Women

“I like what Che Guevara represents.” - Madonna interview with Italy’s Top of the Pops, 2002.
 

Rock-star Madonna—who headlined the Women’s March while surrounded by women, blacks –and especially–black women-- has often expressed her affection for Che Guevara.  Her fondness for the co-founder of a totalitarian regime that outlawed rock music while jailing and torturing the most blacks and women in the modern history of the Western Hemisphere included Madonna’s tweeting the psychopathic mass-murderer and war-monger a “Happy Birthday!”  last year.
To her credit, Madonna only fantasized about “blowing up the White House.”  Her “revolutionary icon,” on the other hand, craved to nuke all of New York City......To Read More...

 

Elections have consequences… even with EPA’s illegal human experiments



The election of Donald Trump seems to have sent some sort of shock wave through EPA’s Office of Inspector General in the saga over EPA’s illegal human experiments.

More than four-and-one-half years ago I wrote to the EPA Office of Inspector General (OIG) requesting an investigation into EPA’s illegal human experiments.

Despite Congressional inquiry leading to an OIG investigation and report; a federal lawsuit; much media and an (ongoing) National Academy of Sciences investigation, the OIG never contacted me for more or supporting information.

Then Donald Trump was elected President.

On December 1, 2016 — many moons after my original May 14, 2012 letter to the OIG — I finally heard from the suddenly interested OIG.

Yesterday I had an in-person meeting with four OIG staff to discuss EPA’s illegal human experiments. I related to them the entire story (you can read it for yourself in my new book “Scare Pollution: Why and How to Fix the EPA” Amazon | Signed copy via JunkScience Store).

I also responded to the various nonsense excuses EPA staff had come up with to excuse their illegal experiments and criticized OIG for its failure to contact me earlier. To their credit, OIG staff seemed interested and had good questions. OIG is apparently doing some follow-up report on the EPA experiments.

OIG asked me how I would fix the problem of EPA’s illegal experiments. The first of my two recommendations was that EPA staff should stop lying — that is, lying to the institutional review boards (IRBs) and study subjects about the alleged health effects of PM2.5.

My other recommendation was that, as the last line of protection for the human guinea pigs, the IRBs must be staffed with competent and independent professionals who are not acting as mere rubberstamps for EPA.

If these two recommendations were implemented, the EPA human experiments would not break the law because they would not be allowed to be conducted in the first place. That is, if EPA staff disclosed to the IRBs that it believed any exposure to PM2.5 could cause death within hours, then IRBs could not approve the experiments.

I also told the OIG that, as EPA-funded reviewers have admitted, the EPA’s human experiments are not really scientific research producing generalizable results. The experiments are small (at most dozens of study subjects) and not conducted in any systematic manner (variable forms of particulate matter and exposure levels). Because the experiments are not scientific in nature, they are barred by federal law.

Again on the positive side and in contrast to the National Academy of Sciences panel that Drs. John Dunn, Stan Young, Jim Enstrom, Albert Donnay and I testified before last August, OIG staff seemed genuinely interested and engaged if somewhat bureaucratically reserved.

So what will happen next? I suspect that, with the change of administration, EPA’s illegal human experimentation will be halted. And if past is prologue, it will end long before the OIG can produce its report.


"Christian" Leaders Condemn President Trump for Saving Christians

Daniel Greenfield January 30, 2017 15 

Christians and Jews sometimes wonder what is wrong with liberal Jews that they would actively seek to commit suicide. It's just leftism in action. And there are plenty of Christian and Jewish leftists who suffer from these fits of suicidal insanity.
Christian Leaders Denounce Trump's Plan to Favor Christian Refugees
A broad array of clergy members has strongly denounced Mr. Trump’s order as discriminatory, misguided and inhumane. Outrage has also come from some of the evangelical, Roman Catholic and mainstream Protestant leaders who represent the churches most active in trying to aid persecuted Christians.... 
“We believe in assisting all, regardless of their religious beliefs,” said Bishop Joe S. Vásquez, the chairman of the committee on migration for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops.
 Jen Smyers, the director of policy and advocacy for the immigration and refugee program of Church World Service, a ministry affiliated with dozens of Christian denominations, called Friday a “shameful day” in America’s history..........The article is a collection of the same tired old lies. The New York Times absurdly pretends that hardly any Christian clergy support the move.......To Read More....

Freedom Watch

Iran tests ballistic missile in defiance of UN resolution, US officials say,
By Lucas Tomlinson, Jennifer Griffin, Fox News, January 30, 2017
Iran conducted its first ballistic missile test under Donald Trump's presidency, in yet another apparent violation of a United Nations resolution, U.S. officials told Fox News on Monday.  The launch occurred Sunday at a well-known test site outside Semnan, about 140 miles east of Tehran, Fox News was first to learn.........Continue Reading.....
 
Klayman: As He Did With Black Radicals Like BLM, Obama Is Again Inciting Violence,
By Mahita Gajanan, TIME January 30, 2017
 Former President Barack Obama released a statement on Monday commending Americans for the widespread protests in response to President Donald Trump's sweeping immigration order.  Obama, in his first public statement since leaving the White House, said he was "heartened by the level of engagement taking place in communities around the country."............Continue Reading.....

Klayman: I Predicted This: Muslims Responsible for Canadian Mosque Attack! Canadian PM Is a Naive Fool! Suspect in Quebec mosque terror attack was of Moroccan origin, report shows
Fox News, January 30, 2017
One of two gunmen who shouted 'Allahu akbar!' as they opened fire at a mosque in Quebec City was of Moroccan origin, a witness and local media reported Monday, revealing the first details about the attackers in the massacre that killed six men.  The terror suspects were identified as Mohamed Khadir and Alexandre Bissonnette, the Canadian TV network TVA Nouvelles reported. They were arrested soon after the shooting at the Quebec Islamic Cultural Centre Sunday night and were expected to appear in court later Monday, police told reporters........  Continue Reading.....

Leftist Media And Prime Minister Of Canada Trash President Trump For Temporary Muslim BanThis, Is Despicable And Harms National Security, Freedom Watch TV, January 30, 2017.........Click to Watch Video

The Freedom Watch Judicial Selection Strike Force Coalition And Trump's Selection Of A Supreme Court Nominee, Freedom Watch TV, January 30, 2017.....Click to Watch Video

Klayman: More Hollywood Leftist White Trash Ignorantly Trash the President!  SAG Awards find unifying theme in addressing Trump policies
By Brian Lowry CNN January 30, 2017
The Screen Actors Guild Awards made clear that politics are going to be an integral part of award shows, as one performer after another voiced antagonism toward Trump administration policies. The so-called "Muslim ban" dominated comments from presenters and recipients Sunday. To those who might be inclined to tell artists to shut up and sing or act, the evening offered a concerted rejoinder, subjecting President Trump to rebukes that ranged from mockery to more sober indictments to stirring statements about unity and how recent government actions are antithetical to American values. .......Continue Reading

Freedom Watch Announces The Leftist Media Strike Force, We Are Holding The Leftist Media Legally Accountable, Freedom Watch TV......... Click to Watch Video
 
 
 
 

Trump Sends Stern Warning to Socialist Run United Nations

By Lynn Jolly January 30, 2017

For decades, American presidents have been letting the United Nations walk all over the United States. Sadly, that even includes Republican presidents. In fact, it seems the United Nations has been walking over and somewhat controlling America ever since its inception on October 24, 1945.

American forces fought in Korea in the early 1950s under UN control. American forces fought and lost in Vietnam in the 1960s and 1970s, under UN control.......Since the 1960s and 1970s, the United Nations has become more and more of a socialist organization with the sole purpose of establishing a one-world government with them in control. Every US action in Vietnam had to be approved by the UN Security Council on which sat 2 communist nations, 1 of which was aiding our enemies. How smart is it to send our men and women into battle when the enemy already knows everything you are going to do? We lost Vietnam before it ever got started, all because of the United Nations......To Read More.....

Why Do So Many Liberals Believe Every Lie Told about Trump but Believe No Truths Told about Hillary?

By Dave Jolly January 30, 2017

The past year has given us a picture of just how warped and perverted liberals are. They are blind to the truth while being gullible to lies at the same time. It all depends upon who the lies and truths are being spoken of.

When a number of liberal Democrat women began accusing Donald Trump of sexual harassment, groping and other inappropriate behavior, the liberal media and Democrats nationwide jumped on the bandwagon. Many accused him of being a sexist and insensitive to women and even anti-woman.

When the allegations made against him were investigated, none of them proved to have any merit, but the liberal media and Democrats ignored the lack of evidence and continued to believe the lies told about Trump. ......To Read More...

Democrat Cities Are Where the Swamp Must be Drained! [WATCH]

By Joe Scudder January 30, 2017

There is a conflict brewing as Democrat cities try to hold out against Republican states and the Republican-dominated federal government. Democrat cities like Chicago have been in the news lately for refusing to follow immigration law.......To Read More

Mayor sees Cop and says “What are we Serving Pig Today?”

By Jeff Dunetz January 30, 2017

Guest Post by Christopher Collins

Mayor Eula Clarke, a mayor in Florida has angered residents in the south Florida town of Stuart when she insulted a police officer who serves and protects in their own town.  Stuart Mayor Eula Clarke, while inside of a grocery store reportedly said, “What are we serving, pig today?” when she entered the store and saw a police officer.  After the Palm Beach County Police Benevolent Association got involved, she issued an apology in what she called an “unfortunate incident.”.....To See More.....

Democrats have No Leg to Stand On in the Fight Against Voter Fraud

By Howard Portnoy January 30, 2017

You’ve probably heard it many times. It was invoked in 2014 by a Pennsylvania judge to rationalize throwing out the state’s voter ID law. In a 100-page opinion, Commonwealth Court Judge Bernard McGinley argued that “if even one person is disenfranchised by the law,” then we have failed as a democracy.

Those same words — if even one person is disenfranchised — have been uttered ad nauseam by Democrats to justify their opposition to laws that would combat voter fraud. That fallback argument is about to come to the fore again now that President Donald Trump has announced via Twitter:.......To Read More....

Who Cares if Mexico is Insulted by Trump’s Wall?

By Dave Jolly January 30, 2017

Oh, Boo Hoo!  America’s liberals are insulted and upset about President Donald Trump’s plans to build a border wall/fence to stop the flow of illegal aliens.  WHO CARES???.........In a televised address to the Mexican nation last Wednesday night, President Peña Nieto stated that Mexico ‘does not believe in walls"........The only reason Mexico’s President and Mexican people are insulted is that it means they’ll have to keep their poor and criminal elements in their own country. It will cost Mexico millions of dollars and hundreds of millions of pesos to take care of their poor, themselves........... 

For years, few have done anything to protect America and American citizens from the ravages of illegal aliens. Had they done what was right from the beginning, it wouldn’t be such a big deal now.  Do I care if they are offended by America building a border wall/fence? Heck NO!!! Do I care if they are insulted that America is finally taking action to protect OUR nation and OUR people? Heck NO!!!..........To Read More....



Chuck Schumer: Constitutionally illiterate, or intentionally deceptive?

January 31, 2017

What is this nonsense about a "religious test"?  Especially coming from someone who should know better? More

The Social Security Shell Game

To make heads or tails of the Social Security debate requires an understanding about what Social Security truly is. But that understanding is exceedingly difficult to attain, given that both sides of the debate are prone to making misleading, or altogether false, statements about the nature of the program. Take Nancy Altman, co-director of Social Security Works.

She takes the then-incoming Trump administration to task for not having campaigned on the issue of Social Security reform, but because Paul Ryan said after Trump’s election that “with a unified Republican Party, we can get things done,” she immediately turned to her thoughts about how Republicans are dead-set to destroy Social Security, and Democrats are dead-set to save it at all taxpayer costs necessary........Read more

With the Bureaucracy, Trump’s Got His Work Cut Out for Him

Monday, January 30, 2017

Laws of the Universe

This came from Maury and Dog via e-mail, and I liked it, so I decided to share it with you.
  1. Law of Mechanical Repair - After your hands become coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee.
  2. Law of Gravity - Any tool, nut, bolt, screw, when dropped, will roll to the least accessible place in the universe.
  3. Law of Probability - The probability of being watched is directly proportional to the stupidity of your act.
  4. Law of Random Numbers - If you dial a wrong number, you never get a busy signal; someone always answers.
  5. Variation Law - If you change lines (or traffic lanes), the one you were in will always move faster than the one you are in now.
  6. Law of the Bath - When the body is fully immersed in water, the telephone will ring.
  7. Law of Close Encounters- The probability of meeting someone you know INCREASES dramatically when you are with someone you don't want to be seen with.
  8. Law of the Result - When you try to prove to someone that a machine won't work, IT WILL
  9. Law of Biomechanics - The severity of the itch is inversely proportional to the reach.
  10. Law of the Theaters & Sports Arenas - At any event, the people whose seats are furthest from the aisle, always arrive last. They are the ones who will leave their seats several times to go for food, beer, or the toilet and who leave early before the end of the performance or the game is over. The folks in the aisle seats come early, never move once, have long gangly legs or big bellies and stay to the bitter end of the performance. The aisle people also are very surly folk.
  11. The Coffee Law - As soon as you sit down to a cup of hot coffee, your boss will ask you to do something which will last until the coffee is cold.
  12. Murphy's Law of Lockers - If there are only 2 people in a locker room, they will have adjacent lockers.
  13. Law of Physical Surfaces - The chances of an open-faced jelly sandwich landing face down on a floor are directly correlated to the newness and cost of the carpet or rug.
  14. Law of Logical Argument - Anything is possible IF you don't know what you are talking about.
  15. Law of Physical Appearance - If the clothes fit, they're ugly.
  16. Law of Public Speaking -- A CLOSED MOUTH GATHERS NO FEET!
  17. Law of Commercial Marketing Strategy- As soon as you find a product that you really like, they will stop making it OR the store will stop selling it!
  18. Doctors' Law -If you don't feel well, make an appointment to go to the doctor, by the time you get there, you'll feel better. But don't make an appointment and you'll stay sick.
If you don't forward this to your friends, your belly button will unscrew and your tail will fall off. Really... It's true. I read it on the Internet!

P&D For January 30 ,2017

EPA
Foreign Policy
Immigration
Liberals, Leftists, Marxists, etal - Take Your Pick
Junk Science and Other Fallacies
Media
Military
Race
Unions
Voter Fraud

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Media Caught Pushing “Fake News” to Undermine Trump Treasury Pick

By Pamela Adams January 29, 2017

In an act of actual journalism, attorney Ted Frank, from the Center for Class Action Fairness, completely debunked a false Politico story in a Tweetstorm. Mollie Hemingway from The Federalist got the ball rolling by addressing “4 Recent Examples Show Why No One Trusts Media Coverage Of Trump.” Piggybacking on her outstanding article, Frank added a fifth.......To Read More....

Leak in the Pension Dam


For decades, I’ve watched unions, both private sector and public service, collude with the Democrat Party to boost salaries, benefits, and pensions to levels unattainable to the average non-union American worker, all the time wondering, "How the hell are they ever going to keep that going?”

For years when we encountered one of those big lumbering, quarter-million dollar motor homes, my wife and I would joke, “There goes another retired lawyer or doctor.” These days, based on publicly available data, our speculation is that it’s likely a retired cop or fireman. We visited old college friends a couple of years ago at their very nice home on a lush fairway in the desert southwest. He’s a retired public utility worker and union official while she’s a school administrator.

While he was showing me the yard I spotted a two-story Spanish Colonial style mansion across the fairway and observed, “Looks like you have some very well-to-do neighbors.” His response was, “That? Nah, he’s a retired fireman.” Today I spoke with my brother in California about this situation, and he informed me that he has seen on open public records that retired fire department captains in his home town are drawing $130,000 per year from the public trough. Are you beginning to see my concern? ..........Read more

Extreme Fretting Over Refugee Ban

President Trump is doing exactly what he said he would do during the campaign -- a concept foreign to liberals.

Daniel John Sobieski

Which part of “extreme vetting” did liberals who lost the 2016 election not understand? President Trump is doing exactly what he said he would do during the campaign -- a concept foreign to liberals -- namely, suspend immigration from countries riddled with terrorist activity. Protests have erupted as a handful of travelers from these countries have been detained at airports, It was inevitable due to timing that there would be travelers caught en route, including diabetic grandmothers and former translators who worked with U.S. forces in Iraq caught in the transition as Trump’s executive orders was implemented.

But these media “horror” stories have obscured an essential fact. No one who is not an American citizen has a right, emphasis on the word “right,” to come here. It is the right of sovereign nations to control their borders in the manner they see fit based on the criteria their national interest demands. As the Department of Homeland Security stated clearly in a statement on the ban’s implementation:.........More


Shutting Down the Liberal Leech

By Tom Trinko

Have you ever noticed how liberals always think that everyone else's money is theirs? Liberal CEOs of companies like Starbucks aren't content with contributing some of their own massive salaries to the political causes they like; they have to use their shareholders' money, too.

The Starbucks CEO said that backing the redefinition of marriage to suit the whims of the 2% of Americans who are gay wasn't an economic decision. He admitted that even though it hurt the company, he'd decided that the morality he liked should be backed........... Read more

The Marxist cult of destiny, 2016

James Lewis

Smart conservatives immerse themselves in the real world. Liberals do not. Which is why we can take Trump’s more outrageous utterances as hyperbolic exaggerations, while Libs are convinced that Trump is a Demon from Hell. It would be funny if it weren’t so destructive and sad. Because we are so focused on the real world, we keep forgetting how fantasy-driven the Left really is. But it should not surprise us.

The Left really believes its otherworldly dreams. As with orthodox Marxists, the Left adamantly believes it is “Progressive,” implying that its adherents know the inevitable and virtuous outcome of history. In the Soviet Union the Party truly believed every five years that Stalin’s commands to fix agriculture were bound to work this time around. They never worked, and Moscow would punish the guilty parties, suffering from a “delusion of control” that they could predict how the laboring peasants would behave, or what impact new technology would have, and at one point, how the genetics of what and potatoes could be controlled by centralized command. Stalin’s favorite “agronomist,” Trofim Lysenko, peddled the lie that crops could be forced to grow bigger.

Stalin believed Lysenko’s delusion, and as a result the peasants were punished for not magicking new species of wheat and potatoes into being. Naturally millions of people died of starvation. The Party was bitterly disappointed after every Five-Year Plan, but Moscow would whip up the masses again for the next Plan, and millions of people had to go along. Lenin and Stalin killed tens of millions of “rich peasants” without ever learning how to feed their country.......... Read more

Trump's orders on immigrants brings hypocritical and hysterical uproar


The mainstream media and opportunistic politicians are in high dudgeon over President Trump’s executive order to ban immigrants form certain terrorist-infested regions from entering America.  Journalists are putting blinders on to justify their attacks. These include the New York Times’s Maggie Haberman who made a fool of herself on Twitter  by questioning whether any immigrants since 9/11 have been implicated in terror attacks. She was quickly answered by many Americans who do not make a living at America’s “paper of record” -- numerous immigrants have been involved in terrorism in America since 9/11. By the way, Haberman, the New York Times White House correspondent, was revealed to be a partisan Democrat hack by Wikileaks.  Democrats have tried to make political hay from this order by decrying how this is an assault on America itself, since this is not “who we are.”...... Read more....

Trump vs. ‘the Soft Islamic Conquest of the West’

The West is importing a time bomb refugee with refugee resettlement programs, and paying for it.

By Selwyn Duke

The irrational left, which means virtually all the left, is apoplectic over President Trump’s executive order halting immigration from terrorist-spawning countries. Its minions are complaining that the move is “un-American,” which in their world apparently involves playing Russian roulette with American lives.

The New York Times just ran a teary-eyed piece lamenting “immediate collateral damage imposed on people who, by all accounts, had no sinister intentions in trying to come to the United States,” as the paper put it. The fake news is right there — “by all accounts” — slipped in casually in the hope the reader will slide by it unthinkingly. In reality, there are many people, from intelligence experts to politicians to social commentators to Muslims themselves, warning that there’s no way to truly know these people’s “intentions.”.........More

President Trump says Persecuted Christians will Now Get “Priority” as Refugees

By Onan Coca January 29, 2017

Wow. Newly minted President Donald Trump has had a pretty stellar first week in office if you ask any Republican (and many Democrats). However, the President is bound to win even more fans after his latest interview airs. He recently sat down with CBN’s David Brody of the Brody File and one of the topics they covered was how the President would handle the influx of Christian refugees from the Muslim world.....To Read More.....

Trump says top priority is to 'protect and serve' America amid backlash over extreme vetting

By Joseph Weber, Fox News January 29, 2017
 
President Trump's order to suspend the country's refugee program and temporarily ban immigration from seven mostly-Muslim nations erupted Sunday into a full-scale political battle – with Trump and top aides defending the move amid nationwide protests and congressional Democrats vowing a relentless Capitol Hill fight to undo the order......Continue Reading.....

Klayman - Trump's Immigration Order Is What the Nation Voted For! It Is Mild in Comparison to What Is Needed Which Is a Total Muslim Immigrant Ban!
 

“Peace Through Strength” – the Realist and Reaganesque Essence of Trump’s Grand Strategy

By Paweł Piotr Styrna | January 24, 2017

  Unlike his predecessor, and like President Reagan, President Trump undoubtedly believes in American exceptionalism and in standing behind our allies. Nevertheless, there is no question that he will pursue American national interests at the expense of universal or globalist visions of “world order.” In other words, America will resume its leadership role in the world, but there will be no more idealistic interventions to spread liberal democracy and pursue nation building.

What is the essence of Donald Trump’s foreign policy and grand strategic vision?

That is a question many are asking, and a great deal of confusion surrounding it stems from hysterical accusations and dishonest, caricatured misrepresentations by the media as well as liberal and (some) neocon foreign policy talking heads....Read More....

Rebuilding a Navy that Can Go in Harm’s Way

By William R. Hawkins

The U.S. Navy has suffered two decades of static, sub-minimal fleet development in a dynamic world of rising threats. The post-Cold war era ended long ago. We are now in another interwar period more akin to the 1930s. But America can meet the challenge. If it could mobilize then, it can do so again given the vast expansion in national wealth and resources since then. There is no reason the United States of the 21st century cannot match or exceed what it achieved in the 20th century. Only this time, it should not have to suffer the death and destruction of the early years of World War II. What Trump has said about the challenge of nuclear proliferation applies with equal validity to naval affairs, “We will outmatch them at every pass and outlast them all.” That is how we will keep America great......Read More.....

How George Soros Destroyed the Democratic Party

By Daniel Greenfield

George Soros spent a fortune to turn a national party favorable to the left into an organization that has difficulty appealing to anyone not on the left. He wanted to control a country he did not understand. And, as the left so often does, he achieved his goals and in doing so destroyed them......Read More

How I Saw the Light About Race (Part III)

American Renaissance.  See parts one and two here and here.
No two paths to white racial consciousness are the same.  When I was growing up, I lived in an almost totally white America.  My schools, churches, Boy Scout troop, and playground playmates were all white. Except for the occasional agitations by “black power” advocates, race was never in the forefront.  While still a teenager, I went to Japan to live for an extended time. I learned to speak, read, and write Japanese. In my daily conversations with a mostly middle-aged to senior-citizen crowd—who were still deeply demoralized from their loss in World War II—I learned to cherish my Northern European heritage. The Japanese men schooled me on how Western man was the ideal world leader and Western woman the paragon of beauty.
 
I brought those concepts back to the United States and for the last 35 years I have been a tireless advocate for my people. I went to Harvard Law School and Columbia University School of Law and have practiced law since 1981. During those years, my office has been bombed and my life threatened.  Elected government officials have (without merit) called for me to be investigated for various felonies.  Lawyers have filed briefs with the courts excoriating me for my views. However, that is mostly old history now.  I am now seeing a measure of support and acceptance where only opprobrium existed before. Things are looking better. Things are looking up...... Read More....
 
 

Trump is right: The New York Times is failing financially

By Ed Straker January 29, 2017

Perhaps distressed by the repeated use of "false" "and "untrue" in most articles bearing his name, Donald Trump struck back at the New York Times, saying:.......Subscribers and audience are at an all-time high.  Unfortunately, more and more of those subscribers are digital subscribers, who pay only a fraction of what print subscribers pay.  Furthermore, advertising revenues are way off, and the Times is laying off staff....... So while the Times is technically correct, Donald Trump was correct in the larger sense that the Times is failing financially.

The Times is used to bullying Republican presidents, and rhetorically beating them into subservience, as it did with George W. Bush. It doesn't know how to handle a president who fights back. The Times can dish it out, accusing the president of lying, but it doesn't know how to take it when it faces the same accusations of lying.

Expect it to sink more and more into irrelevance as Trump's narrative, that the Times is "false news," becomes more accepted...........Read more

Voter fraud: The issue won’t die

By Howard J. Warner January 28, 2017

A recent university analysis has given a basis for the Trump argument that there is significant voter fraud.  Old Dominion associate professor Jesse Richman, through an online, survey has suggested that 100,000 non-citizens may have cast votes for Hillary Clinton.  The extension of this analysis is that as many as 800,000 non-citizens could have voted for the Clinton candidacy.  Richman cautions that this number is likely too high, though.  Some Republicans want to avoid this issue, as they fear a legitimacy backlash.  Democrats at first laughed about this but now want to stop any search for information......... Democrats claim that this investigation will result in voter suppression.  The question is whether these suppressed voters are eligible under our laws.........The real concern for Democrats is that systematic violations will be uncovered........Read more

More 'Rules' Sean Spicer Can Change for the Press Pool

Ned Barnett

Press Secretary Sean Spicer has begun to emulate the president, imposing new procedures on a reluctant, self-focused press corps. 

 Kudos.  

But more can be done. As Miami-Dade Mayor proved by abandoning his city’s long-standing status as a Sanctuary City demonstrates, President Trump is a broom that is sweeping clean. He’s dramatically changing how government is “supposed" to work, focusing instead on making government work better for all Americans.

After what some considered a “false start,” Press Secretary Sean Spicer has emulated the President, imposing new procedures on a reluctant, self-focused press corps. Kudos. This transformation began when Spicer – abandoning tradition – began his very first press Q&A by calling on less well-known reporters, instead of deferring to favored, “front row” media.  

He then doubled down by stripping the senior-most press corps member’s “right” to close each press briefing. Both of those “press perks” gave the White House press corps real power over these briefings. That was in fact a great start, but even more is needed to take back control of press briefings.........More

A few examples of intellectual laziness

By Joseph Archer January 29, 2017

My wife parroted the comment that secondhand smoke is worse for you than firsthand smoke. I was struck by the obvious insanity of the statement – and more importantly, the intellectual laziness of subscribing to it. Now, it is not entirely impossible that 100% of a toxin is less harmful than 5% of a toxin – perhaps air dilution multiplies the toxicity – but to readily accept that assertion is simply intellectual laziness. It would take some really conclusive evidence to believe such a claim, and that evidence does not exist.

Another good example of intellectual laziness is the global warming hypothesis. If all the molecules in the atmosphere were lined up between N.Y. and L.A., with CO2 at the front of the line, you would run out of CO2 before your plane got off the runway. It is called a trace gas because 4 parts in 10,000 is a pretty small fraction. For CO2 to have the impact claimed, it would have to qualify as a supernatural atom. Add to that the facts that CO2 represents only maybe 1% of the global heat retention caused by water and that anthropogenic CO2 is a small fraction of global CO2 production, and it is clear that the anthropogenic CO2 "hypothesis" is simply farcical. ....... Read more

The Left’s Misplaced Panic over the EPA

Richard Zuber January 29, 2017

What Scott Pruitt will really be bringing to the EPA is a badly needed refocusing on executing this country’s laws instead of making up its own. Out of all of President Trump’s cabinet nominees, Scott Pruitt has probably received more heat from the Left and the environmentalist movement than anybody else. From the moment the former Oklahoma attorney general’s name was floated, liberal doomsayers have been putting out warnings of an impending end to environmental protection laws.

Based on the current tone of the mainstream media and the “resistance” movement, you would think the government was about to start mandating coal plants in national parks. As usual, the reality is not what they make it out to be. What Scott Pruitt will really be bringing to the EPA is a badly-needed refocusing on executing this country’s laws instead of making up its own. As EPA administrator, Pruitt will be reining in an agency that has taken off in pursuit of its own agenda with hardly any oversight by elected lawmakers. Under questioning by the Senate last week, he hammered home how the agency has overreached by essentially making its own laws: “EPA is an administrative agency,” as he put it, “not a legislative body.”.......... More

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Sanctuary Cities Are a Myth

By Rich Kozlovich

This week I saw Ed Henry filling in as host on Tucker Carlson Tonight, Fox News harangue "his guest, immigration attorney Francisco Hernandez, over sanctuary cities and Hernandez’s contention that they don’t exist." One thing is clear - Ed Henry isn't Tucker Carlson, and if this interview is any indication - he's as dumb as dirt - and rude and obnoxious because of it. 

He kept trying to make the man look like a fool because he deliberately refused to grasp - or was incapable of grasping - what the man was saying.  Hernandez claimed sanctuary cities are a myth simply because nothing - nothing - the cities do can trump (no pun intended) federal immigration law!  If the federal government wants to come and arrest someone these cities can do nothing about it.  They can call themselves whatever they wish, but there's no such thing as a "sanctuary city" in law.  That makes it a myth!

However, their refusal to cooperate with federal authorities in affirming the legal status of it's citizens seems to me to be illegal.   It has been unanimously affirmed by the U.S. Supreme Court in Muehler v. Mena that all police, federal or local, absolutely can question anyone's immigration status, and may do so at their discretion.   Plus all state, county and municipal authorities are required by "federal law to share an immigration status with federal authorities pursuant 8 U.S. Code 1373", and any attempt by local politicians to thwart that effort by telling local law enforcement to refuse to cooperate in the enforcement of these laws is illegal. 

The question that needs answering is this: Why aren't some of these local officials already in jail?   But no matter what - their city's status as a "Sanctuary City" really is a myth.  No such animal exists in law!  And states are going to start passing legislations to drive that fact home to these misguided politicos.  Which is exactly what the State of Texas is going to do by passing legislation that will not only make it illegal for a city to delcare itself a "Sanctuary City" - any official who promotes sanctuary cities will be removed from office.  The legislation will also impose "criminal penalties as well as financial penalties.”

The laws of the land can't simply be ignored!  They can be challenged - unlike much of the rest of the world we have a system for that - but they can't be ignored!  Especially when laws involving public safety are ignored.

"An IGS-UC Berkeley poll shows that 74 percent of Californians want sanctuary cities ended; 65 percent of Hispanics, 70 percent of independents, 73 percent of Democrats and 82 percent of Republicans."  How dare they demand the state and local authorities keep them safe! Does that make all those Californians "racists"?

There's all sorts of way to defeat this insanity, including cutting off funding, which I'm sure will stop this in short order, and it appears there are "powerful penalties" that can be imposed against any state, county or city that declares itself to be a sanctuary for illegal aliens.

In an article published by the VermontWatchdog.org on January 27, 2017,  says:
"Trump signed an executive order directing the government to identify federal funding to withhold from so-called sanctuary cities, where leaders have said they will ignore U.S. immigration laws and instruct local law enforcement not to cooperate with federal immigration officials."

"In Vermont, Montpelier and Winooski are sanctuary cities. Burlington is not an official sanctuary city, but has adopted policies protecting illegal immigrants. East Montpelier is currently in deliberations to determine whether the city will become a sanctuary city."

"Earlier this month, East Montpelier Select Board member Carl Etnier told Watchdog that the threat of funding removal was something to take seriously, especially transportation and infrastructure grants. “Those are useful to us, and if that question comes up then we will look at how important are these principles? How important is this declaration?” he said."
 She goes on to say:
"On Thursday, Miami-Dade County, Fla., Republican Mayor Carlos Gimenez, ordered the director of his corrections department to reverse course and honor all requests by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement to detain illegal immigration suspects, making it the first city to respond to Trump’s policy. While the president can target certain types of funding with an executive order, broader federal spending is largely determined by Congress." 
"Vermont, while not officially a sanctuary state, is friendly to illegal immigrants, even allowing illegal residents to obtain drivers licenses, which may be used as employment IDs. Any move to defund programs for entire states would have to come from Congress."
But most importantly - there's a new Sheriff in town - Sen. Jeff Sessions as the new Attorney General of the United States,  and I guarantee - things are going to change.   Of course we could resort to the nanosecond solution.  This is the one I like!

Put the Moonbeam governor of California Jerry Brown in jail the first day the state legislature passes any bill he signs ordering local officials not to cooperate with federal law enforcement on immigration.  If Moonbeam goes to jail on a Monday  - especially if he's put in general population - a nanosecond later there will be no more mythical "Sanctuary Cities".