Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Judge Neil Gorsuch: A Worthy Heir to Justice Scalia

From NRO: "A Worthy Successor to Antonin Scalia".

Gorsuch is an originalist, as represented by this paragraph:
Judges should instead strive (if humanly and so imperfectly) to apply the law as it is, focusing backward, not forward, and looking to text, structure, and history to decide what a reasonable reader at the time of the events in question would have understood the law to be — not to decide cases based on their own moral convictions or the policy consequences they believe might serve society best. As Justice Scalia put it, “if you’re going to be a good and faithful judge, you have to resign yourself to the fact that you’re not always going to like the conclusions you reach. If you like them all the time, you’re probably doing something wrong.”

EXHIBIT 16 QUADRILLION AND 42: Why Donald Trump Is President

By Lawrence Sellin

In a recent interview with The New York Times, Steve “Darth Vader” Bannon, Chief Strategist and Senior Counselor to the President, said:

“The media here is the opposition party. They don’t understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States.”

I would add to that the Democratic and Republican party leadership.

Larwyn's Linx: Seven Inconvenient Facts About Trump's Refugee Actions

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Seven Inconvenient Facts About Trump's Refugee Actions: John Hayward
Mark Levin Unleashes Vicious Beatdown to "Hate America First" Democrats: CR
Are We Going To Freak Out Every Time Trump Does What He Promised?: IBD

The Great Disconfirmation: The Z Man
The Persuasion Filter and Immigration: Scott Adams
Poll: Majority Support Trump’s Temporary Ban: RWN

I Smell Fake News: JOM
White House To State Dept. Dissenters: If You Don’t Like Travel Ban, Then Quit: RWN
The Trump Train Meets The Swamp…. Who.. Wha.. Wher… Whassat?…: Treehouse

Normalizing Violence: JOM
Liberals, Not Trump, to Blame for Backlash: MishTalk
Supreme Court nomination will come later today: DailyMail


Trump’s Next Immigration Move to Hit Closer to Home for Tech: Peter Elstrom and Saritha Rai
What could go wrong? Starbucks Says It Will Hire 10,000 Refugees: MB
Amazon and Reddit CEOs join critics of Trump travel ban: Barb Darrow

Scandal Central

Trump fires acting AG after Justice Department staff told not to defend refugee order: Fox
DeBlasio to CNN: It's OK to shield undocumented drunk drivers: Joe Concha
Do Not Touch the Guns: Herschel Smith

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Islamists Join Environmentalists At Standing Rock To Delegitimize America: Shireen Qudosi


Please remind me of Chuck Schumer Crying over terror attacks or CNN holding town halls: DTG
Kellyanne Conway ‘Rips’ Chris Wallace ‘a New One’: WFP
Obama Bombed 5 Out Of 7 Countries Trump Banned -- Media Didn't Care: InfLib

Is The New York Times Hysterical Or Just Lazy?: Joe Cunningham
Matt Drudge: 'Despicable' Congress making Trump 'do everything alone': Eddie Scarry
Lunatic Leftist asks: Are we really stuck with President Donald Trump?: Rosa Brooks


10 more criminal cases that highlight Islamic terror threat at US-Mexico border: Creeping
Centre Culturel Islamique de Québec: SDA
More on the Qubec Mosque Shooting: BattleSwarm

Iran Test-Fires Another Ballistic Missile: Air Lieberman
"Islam Strengthening in Europe with the Blessing of the Church": Giulio Meotti
UN Security Council to hold urgent talks on Iran ballistic missile test: Times of Israel

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

10 Principles of a Successful IoT Strategy: Thor Olavsrud
US no longer has geography as defense, ally in cybercombat: WaPo
Physicists have found a metal that conducts electricity but not heat: ScienceAlert


My favorite book of all time: My Track Record
Always Be Yourself: MOTUS
Is The United States Is On The Precipice Of Widespread Civil Unrest?: Michael Snyder

Image: Kellyanne Conway ‘Rips’ Chris Wallace ‘a New One’
Sponsored by: Senate Conservatives Fund

QOTD: "The executive order Trump signed Friday afternoon instituted a 90-day suspension of immigrants from countries listed by the Obama administration as having a significant foreign terrorist organization presence. The reason is to give relevant agencies the breathing room to review their procedures and make sure that "adequate standards are established to prevent infiltration by foreign terrorists or criminals."

The order also suspends the U.S. Refugee Admissions Program for 120 days, giving Homeland Security and the Director of National Intelligence time to "determine what additional procedures should be taken" to make sure that terrorists aren't slipping in under the guise of refugees — a legitimate concern. It also sets a slightly lower 50,000 cap on refugees for this year than has been in effect over the past decade.

Trump's actions should not have come as a surprise to anyone who was paying even the slightest attention to the presidential campaign." --Investors Business Daily

Monday, January 30, 2017

ANALYSIS: TRUE. Is Google News Suppressing Center-Right News Sites?

The big story this evening is the fact that President Trump has fired the acting Attorney General, a far Left Obama holdover.

Her dismissal was well-deserved, given the fact that she ordered the Justice Department to ignore the Commander-In-Chief's entirely legal order, one similar to bans enacted by Presidents Obama and Carter.

But I was fascinated to see the Google News coverage of the event.

Check out the top story this evening:

GRAPHIC: Comparison of Number of Cabinet Nominees Confirmed by Senate

Once again, just when you thought Democrats couldn't go any lower, they begin excavating another sub-basement, Comet Pizza-style.

A quick comparison of President Donald Trump with his Democrat predecessors shows that his nominees are not being treated with the same courtesy that both Bill Clinton & Barack Obama received in the aftermath of their swearing-in.

Scenes from a Sanctuary City

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel recently pledged that "Chicago will always be a sanctuary city."

Perhaps the mayor could take time from his busy schedule of photo-ops and speechifying to investigate some of the root causes for rampant (and record-setting) gang violence in his city. In January alone, 51 people have been murdered and 246 wounded in what are predominantly a running series of gang conflicts. Last year, nearly 800 people were murdered in the city and roughly 5,000 wounded.

In fact, I'm guessing any real investigation would quickly reveal a significant element of these gangs are dominated by illegal aliens, from MS-13 to the Latin Kings and everything in between.

While I can't say whether all of the following fine looking men and women are illegal aliens, some of the facial paintery would appear to indicate that a decent percentage are*.

Larwyn's Linx: Afraid Government Will Ruin Your Life? Reduce Their Power.

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Afraid Government Will Ruin Your Life? Reduce Their Power.: Jon Gabriel
Unions of Border Patrol, ICE agents cheer Trump actions: Paul Bedard
20 'Vetted' Refugees Who Turned to Terrorism After Being Allowed Into America: InfLib

President Trump's Immigration Ban is Magnificently Right: Spengler
Did Soros bankroll protesters to fight Trump’s refugee orders?: RWN
Is Trump’s Immigration Order the Worst of Both Worlds?: John Hinderaker

Trump defends immigration ban, calls the world ‘a horrible mess’: Sophia Rosenbaum
Clinton pal Epstein: new accusation of luring underage girl into sex ring: DailyMail
Hillary: “I’ll Be Back!”: Edward Klein

Answering 20 Questions Liberals Wanted to Ask a Conservative: John Hawkins
Wash. Post: Say, We Should Treat Trump With Professionalism, Not Partisanship: RWN
The Democrats' Rise Is Far From Inevitable: AmPower


Over 300 Sanctuary Cities Are Costing State and Local Taxpayers over $7 billion a Year: Breitbart
Blockbuster Audio: RINOs Carp About Obamacare Repeal: David Catron
Insurers Confident They Can Transition From Obamacare Into Replacement Plan: Ali Meyer

Scandal Central

Mexican Official Threatens to Unleash Cartels, Flood U.S. With Drugs and Narcotics: Treehouse
Gingrich warns U.S. of ‘very dangerous’ Obama directive: WND
Oversight Committee Orders FBI To Hand Over All Hillary Clinton Emails: MagaFeed

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Uhhh - Has Anybody Noticed the Price Of Gas Lately?: C&S
Blow to Northern Sea Route as voyages of two icebreakers are... broken by ice: Siberian Times


Media in fact-free fall over immigration: Don Surber
Stop Comparing Trump’s Executive Order To The Japanese Internment: Deanna Fisher
Analysis: Trump’s travel ban causing chaos, but don’t expect him to back down: Breaking 911

Kellyanne Conway: The Media Failed; When Will People Be Fired?: Tim Hains
Columnist For The Sunday Times Calls For President Trump’s Assassination: GWP
NYT: Anything Obama Did Was Constitutional. Anything Trump Does, Isn’t.: Bill Quick


Stunning Win – Saudi King Salman Agrees to Support/Finance Safe Zones In Syria and Yemen: Treehouse
Merkel of the North? Canada’s commie PM tweets to Muslim immigrants they’re welcome: Scoop
Church in revolt at pope’s ‘blessing’ of Islam’s expansion in Europe: World Tribune

6 Dead in Canadian Mosque Shooting, Attackers Shouted “Allah Akbar”: BattleSwarm
Salafists Gun Down “Murtadeen” at a Quebec City Mosque: GoV
Islamic cities within British cities, cloistered and intolerant: Vlad Tepes

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Why the Earth’s magnetic poles could be about to swap places – and how it would affect us: Conversation
The Most Dangerous Gun Maker in the World: David Isaac


International outrage as Trump enrolls ISIS into Obamacare: Cube
The Outrageous Conservative: Ace
Cultural Ignorance: Sondrakistan

Image: Sally and Johnny do LAX
Sponsored by: Senate Conservatives Fund

QOTD: "The fact of the matter is that 325,000 people from foreign countries came into the United States yesterday, and 109 people were detained for further questioning. Most of those people were moved out. We’ve got a couple dozen more that remain., I would suspect that as long as they are not awful people, they will be moved through today... If they’re folks that shouldn’t be in this country, they’re going to be detained. So we apologize for nothing here." --Reince Priebus

Sunday, January 29, 2017

PASS ME A TISSUE, TITO: DHS Still Enforcing President's Ban on Travel From 7 Terror-Linked Countries

By William Teach

Trump passed his so-called ban on Muslims, and a judge jumped in.

(The Hill) A federal judge in New York has issued an emergency stay temporarily halting the removal of individuals detained after President Trump issued an order to ban immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the U.S.

BUMMER: Trump Plans to Cut EPA Staff by Only 50 Percent

I spoke too soon. It's a damn good start:

President Trump is seeking to slash the number of workers at the Environmental Protection Agency by at least half, leaving it significantly gutted as the administration mulls further cuts, the former head of Trump's EPA transition team said Friday.

Larwyn's Linx: Soros-Financed Groups Scheme to Stop Trump’s Temporary Refugee Halt Order

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Soros-Backed Groups Scheme to Stop Trump’s Temporary Refugee Ban: Aaron Klein
Court orders emergency stay on Trump's immigration order: Joel Gehrke
Trump’s Executive Order on Refugees — Separating Fact from Hysteria : David French

Illegal Aliens Really Do Vote – a Lot: William Campenni
Chris Kyle's Iraqi Interpreter Crushes Protesters Against Trump's 'Muslim Ban': IJR
DHS To Continue Enforcing Trump’s Ban On Travel From Several Countries: RWN

Planned Parenthood Insults Pro-Life ‘March For Life’: RWN
My Islam Problem and Yours: Roger L. Simon
Radical new president stuns DC, actually does what he said he would do: Herman Cain

The Unanswered Question: The Z Man
Waaah: Congress moves to give away national lands: Heather Hansman
No, the Constitution Does Not Bar Immigrant ‘Religious Tests’: Andrew C. McCarthy (7/30/16)


California Has The Nation’s Highest Poverty Rate: ACC
California gets ready to punch back: Jason Weisberger
Things Just Got Serious in Europe’s War on Cash: Don Quijones

Scandal Central

Clinton Pal and Pedophile Jeffrey Epstein accused of luring underage girl into sex trafficking: DailyMail
Transgender Men Can Now Be Girl Guide Leaders: CBN
Federal judge overrides Trump’s executive order, grants stay to refugees: BPR

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Four Key Charts for a Climate Change Skeptic: Anthony Watts


Where is CBS46’s Ben Swann since his ‘PizzaGate’ story?: Rodney Ho
NBC's Chuck Todd: We Failed to Share Honestly Just How Hated Hillary Was: MMN
Celebrities Call For ‘Total Hollywood Strike’ Until Trump Resigns: DailyEB

Donald Trump and the Media's Vote Fraud Denialists: Jeffrey Lord
Obama Banned all Iraqi Refugees for 6 Months in 2011 – Liberals Said Nothing: GWP
Liberal Media Won't Describe March For Life As Pro-Life: DC


Trump immigration ban applies to dual citizenship: Joel Gehrke
Why Cartel-Funded Nieto Opposes Trump's Wall: InfoWars
Sacred Moment: WZ

Iraqis are "offended" by Trump's temporary refugee ban?: Lawrence Sellin
North Korea has restarted reactor to make plutonium, fresh images suggest: Guardian
Texas state report: ISIS is on our borders: WND

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Get ready for the iCig: DailyMail
Ex-Mozilla Dev Suggests to Drop all AV Solutions other than Windows Defender: TheMerkle
CNET Editor Rails Against Non-Consensual Windows Updates: Slashdot


Nipping At the Heels of Wolves For Generations: MOTUS
These two Italian goombas were having none of it: Black Sphere
Veils: Instruments of Resistance: Cube

Sponsored by: Memorial for Raj's Dad

QOTD: "To the extent this ban applies to new immigrant and non-immigrant entry, this temporary halt (with exceptions) is wise. We know that terrorists are trying to infiltrate the ranks of refugees and other visitors. We know that immigrants from Somalia, for example, have launched jihadist attacks here at home and have sought to leave the U.S. to join ISIS.

Indeed, given the terrible recent track record of completed and attempted terror attacks by Muslim immigrants, it’s clear that our current approach is inadequate to control the threat. Unless we want to simply accept Muslim immigrant terror as a fact of American life, a short-term ban on entry from problematic countries combined with a systematic review of our security procedures is both reasonable and prudent." --David French

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Four Charts That Obliterate the Climate Change Scam

By Anthony Watts

Skeptics often get asked to show why they thinks climate change isn’t a crisis, and why we should not be alarmed about it. These four graphs from Michael David White are handy to use for such a purpose.

LATEST DEMOCRAT TANTRUM: Trump Immigration Orders Make America Less Safe or Something

By William Teach

What Mr. Trump should have done was sign an order resettling all of the Muslim “refugees” in rich, liberal-populated areas and near Democrat Party lawmakers' homes. Not just liberal cities, but near the posh areas.

It would have been interesting to see how Democrats would have objected. Instead, we end up with this bit by former Obama flunky David Benjamin:

Larwyn's Linx: Another Promise Fulfilled: President Trump’s Temporary Halt on Refugee Influx

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Another Promise Fulfilled: President Trump’s Temporary Halt on Refugee Influx: Treehouse
March for Life: Mike Pence and Kellyanne Conway speeches...: Adrienne
President Trump Readies Pen to Reverse Anti-gun Executive Orders: GOA

Nemesis Comes for the Immigration Reformers: Nicholas M. Gallagher
On Trump's Executive Orders: CR
Trump’s Immigration Orders Make America Less Safe Or Something: RWN

At Least 25 Million Dead and Fraudulent “Registered Voters” in 2016: Kit Daniels
Former INS Agent: Refugee Screening is to Process People, Not ID Terrorists: Creeping
Jonathan Gruber Once Again Insults the American People: Debra Heine

President Trump's Biggest Obstacle: The GOP: Ace
There's #FakeNews and #FakeNews: Ace
She deleted her horrifying tweets, but this is what Women’s March Organizer wrote: RWN


Trumpnomics is Happening: Treehouse
Ten Questionable Federal Gov't Expenditures Greater Than Trump's Border Wall: Breitbart
The Battle of Brexit: Scott Johnson

Scandal Central

Hillary Clinton Received 800,000 Votes From-Non Citizens In 2016: Hannity
The Final Obama Scandal: WS
Will The Trump DOJ Finally Launch a Criminal Investigation Into Planned Parenthood?: Katie Pavlich

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Trump plans to cut EPA staff in half: John Siciliano
Good Grief: We Need To Keep Obamacare Because Of ‘Climate Change’: RWN


'Life is winning': Pence fired up March for Life crowd: Jennifer Hickey
Oops: Vox’s attempt to slam Mike Pence over his speech at #MarchForLife backfires: Twitchy
German Crime Drama Features Ethnic Germans Raping Muslim Woman: InfLib


US Ambassador Nikki Haley to UN: “Don’t Have Our Back? We’re Taking Names”: Tammy Bruce
5 Reasons Trump Is Absolutely Right To Slash UN Funding: Michael Qazvini
The Islamic Doctrine of Women: Political Islam

The Holocaust, the Left, and the Return of Hate: Jamie Palmer
The African Story Behind the Holocaust: Edwin Black
Churchill bust takes center stage as Trump, May reaffirm special relationship: Adam Shaw

Syrian Christians thrown major lifeline by Trump’s Foreign Policy: RWN
Don't get misty-eyed about Obama: Look at the Middle East he left us: Basheer Nafi
U.S. provides aid worth $320 million a year to Mexico; experts say yanking it could hurt: USA Today

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Two-mile crack is found in the Arizona desert: DailyMail
Scientists discover precise DNA sequence code critical for turning genes on: KurzweilAI
When You’re Drowsy, Is Your Brain Partly Asleep?: Neuroskeptic


Why the Double Standard on Prepping?: Survival Dan
Keep On Counting: MOTUS
Coulter: Cost Of The Wall Equal To Therapy For Girls Raped By Illegals: DC

Image: Napoleon's troops captured in remastered pictures
Sponsored by: Senate Conservatives Fund

QOTD: "Nikki Haley, US ambassador to the UN, spoke at the UN headquarters for the first time, stating to "those who don't have our backs: We're taking names."

"Our goal with the administration is to show value at the UN, and the way to show value is to show our strength, show our full voice. Have the backs of our allies and make sure our allies have our backs as well."" --Tim Hains

Friday, January 27, 2017

IN LESS THAN A WEEK: POTUS Enacts 6 of the Top 10 Immigration Enforcement Actions

By Roy Beck

As the Trump Administration rolled out the new orders on immigration enforcement yesterday, we at NumbersUSA noticed a lot of very familiar ideas.

They were on our list of the 10 most important actions needed to reduce the current and future illegal population of the country. We assembled the list last summer. We looked over the dozens of actions that would be helpful and chose 10. We then arranged them in order of which ones would have the most impact on the reduction.

First, here is the statement I put out to the nation's news media yesterday:

MEXICO HARDEST HIT: Hey, It Turns Out Trump Wasn't Kidding About That Wall!

By Matthew Vadum

Blasting President Donald Trump for his Twitter-based demands that Mexico free up the pesos needed to build a U.S.-Mexico border wall, President Enrique Peña Nieto abruptly pulled out of a planned summit with Trump.

Answering Trump in kind, the Mexican head of state tweeted midday Thursday in Spanish, "We have informed the White House that I will not attend the working meeting planned for next Tuesday with @POTUS[.]" 

The previous night Peña Nieto had reiterated his government’s opposition both to the wall and to his country paying for it. "I regret and reject the decision of the United States to continue building a wall that, far from uniting, divides us," he tweeted according to an apparently reliable English translation.

In an unprecedented round of refreshingly transparent social media diplomacy, Trump, the master negotiator, published two tweets baiting his Mexican counterpart:

Larwyn's Linx: The Architecture of Our Modern (Non)Representative Government

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The Architecture of Our Modern (Non)Representative Government: Treehouse
Law And Order Returns To The Border: Joseph Klein
Trump's radical immigration plan: Enforce the law: Byron York

The Title IX Terror: The Z Man
50 House GOPers tell Trump to fire IRS chief: Philip Wegmann
Trump Boots Obama-Era Border Chief: RWN

More On The “Compassionate, Selfless, Loving” Linda Sarsour: IsraellyCool
10/2016 Project Veritas: Democrat operative admits massive voter fraud: CR
Trump's First Presidential Interview Smashes Ratings: RWN

Six Shot at Memorial for Dead Chicago Gangbanger: JWF
An Outstanding Hire by Donald Trump: Josh Hammer
Secret Service Agent Who Said She Wouldn't Take Bullet for Trump Booted: Robert Gehl

Scandal Central

The Entire Senior Tier at the State Department Just Resigned. Hallelujah!: Resurgent
The Women Movement’s Embrace of Rape-Torturer Donna Hylton: Melissa MacKenzie
Feds Blame “Lapse in Vetting” for Importing Syrian Refugees with Terror Ties: JW

Climate, Energy & Regulations

TransCanada applies to build Keystone XL: John Siciliano


Overcoming National Humiliation: Stuart Schneiderman
Bannon Declares War On The Media: "You Are The Opposition; Keep Your Mouth Shut": ZH
Universal Wins Bidding War for Michael Bay-Produced Script About Trump-Like Dystopia: Hollywood Reporter

Bourbons of the Press, Believed by But 15%, Straggle on in Defeat: Conrad Black
That Was Fast: Trump Surges to 59% Approval, Angry Left Hardest Hit: JWF
Ted Cruz/Deadspin Follow-Up: BattleSwarm


Secret refugee network ‘freaking out’ over Trump reforms: WND
Theresa May has published the Brexit bill designed to get Britain out of the EU: Insider
How Team Trump Can Counter Obama’s Iran Legacy: Heshmat Alavi

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The GM cyborg dragonflies that can spy on you: DailyMail
Human-pig 'chimera embryos' detailed: BBC
‘Assange’ Doc Suggests Russia Knew In Advance Ed Snowden Would Spy on NSA: Louise Mensch


Monday Morning in America: Christian Mercenary
HistoryView VR: HistoryView VR
#TrumpIsYourPresident. #IfYouDon’tLikeItFindAnotherCountry: MOTUS

Image: Morning Agenda: Walls and Taxes, Toshiba, Eike Batista
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QOTD: "The media should be embarrassed and humiliated and keep its mouth shut and just listen for awhile. I want you to quote this. The media here is the opposition party. They don't understand this country. They still do not understand why Donald Trump is the president of the United States...

...The elite media got it dead wrong, 100 percent dead wrong. [They suffered] a humiliating defeat that they will never wash away, that will always be there.

...The mainstream media has not fired or terminated anyone associated with following our campaign. Look at the Twitter feeds of those people: they were outright activists of the Clinton campaign. That's why you have no power. You were humiliated."

You're the opposition party. Not the Democratic Party. You're the opposition party. The media's the opposition party." --Steve Bannon

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Larwyn's Linx: A message to the angry Leftists from an American Infantryman

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A message to the angry Leftists from an American Infantryman: GruntWorks
Trump’s executive orders are ‘quintessentially conservaive’, says Mark Levin: Scoop
America's Second Civil War: Dennis Prager

Congress May Reverse Obama’s Social Security ‘Back-Door Gun Grab’: Christian Datoc
White Candidate For DNC Chair: My Job Will Be ‘To Shut Other White People Down’: DC
Trump's Immigration Orders: John Hinderaker

Rand Paul Introduces His Obamacare Replacement Plan: William Teach
Levin: Who will pay for Trump's wall? I don't care. Build it!: Nate Madden
Overwhelming Support for President's “America First” Inaugural Address: Treehouse

The Southern Poverty Law Center Is A Joke, And This Proves It: Elliott Hamilton
Democrat Rioters Torch Muslim Immigrant’s Limo During Inauguration Tantrum: JWF
Catherine Engelbrecht: “Voter Fraud is Institutionalized” Here’s How: Treehouse


Despite Trump order, Emanuel says Chicago will remain sanctuary city: Greg Hinz
Report: Trump Issuing Order To Limit US Involvement With UN: RWN
Austin Becomes Ground Zero For Sanctuary City Battle: ZH

Scandal Central

Report: ‘Substantial Evidence’ Over a Million Illegal Aliens Voted in 2016: Trey Sanchez
Media Covers Fake Mike Flynn Story, Ignores Bombshell on Secret Obama/Iran Meetings: PJM
The Time Elizabeth Warren Used Loophole to Avoid Disclosing $1.3M Line of Credit: Brent Scher

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Trump Starts Bringing a Rogue EPA to Heel: BattleSwarm
Trump Freezes EPA Grants to Liberal Pet Projects: Edmund Kozak
EPA Transition docs detail many of the regulations Trump could roll back: Michael Morisy


Was the Women's March Mass Therapy?: Stuart Schneiderman
ABC Apologizes After Being Caught Deceptively Editing Quote About Sean Spicer: Debra Heine
Salon Media near deal to sell big stake to activist hedge fund: Post


Soros, MasterCard Launch Venture to Profit from Mass Migration: Edmund Kozak
German Women Now Have to Fear the Streets: GoV
Britain's Populist UKIP Party on Track to Pull Off a Major Upset in Labour Stronghold: PJM

Trump freezes Obama’s $221,000,000 parting gift to the “Palestinians”: Robert Spencer
Tracing Saudi Arabia's Export of Terror: Leslie Shaw
Two "migrants" in custody in Sweden over rape of woman streamed live on Facebook: DailyMail

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

IBM: AI, IoT, and nanotech will literally change the way we see the world: Michael Cooney
Why All Companies Should Have a Ransomware Recovery Plan: Brian Levine
Google Permanently Bans 200 "Fake News" Sites: ZH


Connection Between Bill Clinton And Child Trafficker Laura Silsby: Herschel Smith
The Young Trump: Andrew Rice
Big Day Planned on National Security: MOTUS

Image: Catherine Engelbrecht: “Voter Fraud is Institutionalized” Here’s How
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QOTD: "The best study on the subject — a study that meets the Daubert standards for admissible evidence in a jury trial in a legal courtroom — provides substantial evidence that non-citizen voting alone likely reached over a million in this election. A trio of well-regarded scholars used scientifically approved methods to study the question of non-citizen voting in federal elections. The result of their study published in one of the best-regarded peer-review political science journals, Electoral Studies. The evidence from their study suggested upwards of 10% of non-citizens voted in 2008; given the issues implicated in this election, a higher number would be a reasonable inference for a jury to conclude. Given the increase in non-citizen members of the population, the same study’s conclusions would project out to millions of illegal votes from non-citizen voters in this election." --Robert Barnes

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

The Remains

I fell asleep on a plane and dreamed this short story. I beg your indulgence.

David Miller was at his desk. The forecast was clear – an Indian Summer day – and he hoped to cut out of the office early and get home in time for Rachel’s soccer game. There was nothing funnier than watching a group of seven-year-old girls play soccer. One or two might get the idea, but most of them carefully circled the ball like a terrified school of fish. They moved slowly, in a symbiotic group, never making physical contact with anything.

His heart had swollen almost to bursting when Rachel had scored her first goal. In front of the opponent’s goalie, her tiny frame had suddenly appeared with a rebound and he had willed her to kick the ball in. When the white sphere came to rest in the back of the netting, he had jumped with fists raised, as though he was a benchwarmer for an NCAA team that had just clinched the championship.

Larwyn's Linx: IRS Sent $46,378,040 in Refunds to 23,994 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens at 1 Atlanta Address

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IRS Sent $46 million in Refunds to 24,000 ‘Unauthorized’ Aliens at 1 GA Address: CNS
Trump may restrict immigration from some Muslim countries on Wed.: Anna Giaritelli
No New Dreamers!: KausFiles

Who Created Our Age of Contempt?: Karen Stohr
Confidential David Brock Memo: Defeat Trump Through Impeachment: Joe Schoffstall
Report: Trump down to three finalists in Supreme Court search: Hot Air

Senate votes 96-4 to confirm Haley as UN representative: Joel Gehrke
House passes major abortion bill: Robert King
Trump tells Congressional leaders 3-5 million 'illegals' cost him popular vote: Fox

Today Is The Day- Major Executive Action On Immigration: RWN
Gold Star Families: Rioters Pushed Us, Spat On Us: Ace
Rasmussen Polling: President Trump’s Approval Rating is Booming: RWN


$7 billion: Greatest failure ever for US Department of Education?: Andy Smarick
Trump Kills TPP: BattleSwarm
This is what it looks like when a Trump nominee declares war on the national debt: Chris Pandolofo

Scandal Central

Obama hosted former Iranian official, pro-terror lobbyist at White House numerous times: Christine Williams
Trump Is Keeping FBI Director Comey: ZH
Senior Secret Service agent suggests she wouldn't take 'a bullet' for Trump: Susan Crabtree

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Y2Kyoto: I'll Miss The California Deserts: SDA
Al Gore Dodges a Question About Why His ’10 Year’ Warning Was an Inconvenient Lie: PJM


Hannity: Trump Has Launched A Shock And Awe Campaign Against D.C.: Hannity
When the March is Over...: Mark Steyn
German Solution to the Trump Problem: “Murder in the White House”: GoV

Matt Bracken’s Warning To The Progressives: Herschel Smith
Ted Cruz Makes Deadspin His Bitch: BattleSwarm
Poll: Elizabeth Warren vulnerable in 2018: LI


Yazidi Girls Sold as Sex Slaves while Women March against Trump: Gatestone
Democrats fear new CIA chief Pompeo will dig into Obama’s specious intel practices: Base
Palestinians of Syria: A Year of Killings and Torture: Khaled Abu Toameh

A Chinese Nuclear Deterrent Aimed at the U.S.: Stratfor
Trump’s Generals, Pt. 1: President’s security pros replace Obama political ‘hacks’: Base
Isolationist? No – Donald Trump has a vision for the world and he'll make it happen: Telegraph

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

A 3D bioprinter that prints fully functional human skin: KurzweilAI
Trump's Inauguration Breaks Twitter Live-Stream Records: DigitalTrends
How I Bet on DevOps – and Won: Eric Minick


Watch ‘Big Joe’ go off on anti-Trump protesters in epic fight you have to see to believe: BPR
Man DESTROYS Women's March In One SAVAGE Tweet: Ace
Love Trumps Hate: There’s a Meme For That: MOTUS

Image: Anti-fascists at work in Washington D.C.
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QOTD: "The final IES report on the School Improvement Grant [SIG] program is devastating to Arne Duncan’s and the Obama administration’s education legacy. A major evaluation commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education and conducted by two highly respected research institutions delivered a crushing verdict: The program failed and failed badly...

...Despite its gargantuan price tag, SIG generated no academic gains for the students it was meant to help. Failing schools that received multi-year grants from the program to “turn around” ended up with results no better than similar schools that received zero dollars from the program. To be clear: Billions spent had no effect...

...No matter how the researchers crunched the numbers, the abysmal results were the same. SIG didn’t improve math scores. Or reading scores. Or high school graduation rates. Or college enrollment. SIG didn’t improve elementary or secondary schools. It didn’t help schools in Race-to-the-Top states or non-Race-to-the-Top states." --Andy Smarick

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

FLUSH THE MEDIA: What President Trump Should Do Next

By Daniel Greenfield

Last week the media lost its mind over reports that press briefings might be moved from the White House back to the Eisenhower Office Building next door where President Eisenhower held the first ever televised press conference. 

Media outlets issued panicked reports of being “evicted,” “kicked out” or “exiled” from the cramped theater that used to be the White House’s indoor swimming pool. There was outrage at the thought that they might have to take an equally short walk to the White House Conference Center where they had already worked while the Bush White House spent millions in taxpayer money renovating the room.

Larwyn's Linx: All Roads Lead To George

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All Roads Lead To George: Shot In the Dark
Freelance Comment Of The Week: The Menopause March: Chateau Heartiste
Here’s The Question No Liberal Protester Can Answer: RWN

Leftwing Inauguration Lunacy: BattleSwarm
74% of Californians Want to End Sanctuary Cities: Resurgent
Biggest Dem donor thinks party needs new message: Reid Wilson

GOP Rethinking Relationship with Schumer after Pompeo Incident: Jenna Lifhits
Chuck Schumer insults Tom Cotton – gets destroyed on Senate floor: FAM
Army Vet & Congressman Mike Pompeo Officially Confirmed As CIA Director: AMN


Union Leaders Praise President After Meeting, Cheer Removal of TPP: Treehouse
Spicer: Wasting money 'is insulting' to taxpayers: Paul Bedard
The Cost Of Regulatory Compliance: $20,000 For Every American Worker: ZH

Scandal Central

In final hours, Obama sent $221,000,000 to the “Palestinians”: Robert Spencer
The Clinton Foundation Is Dead — But The Case Against Hillary Isn’t: JW
Misleading mosque plan may be part of nationwide pattern: Garth Kant

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Trump looks to speed up Keystone XL with executive actions: John Siciliano


In First WH Briefing, Spicer Upsets Media Pecking Order: Jon Gabriel
Donal Trump, American Hero: David P. Goldman
Mike Cernovich Files Lawsuit to Unseal Records in Jeffrey Epstein Pedophile Case: D&P

An Open Letter to My Liberal Friends: Solveig Gold
Psychopath Who Said She Wants to Blow Up White House Now Claims She’s Not Violent: JWF
Symbolism: Man Wearing Trump Hat Cleans Mess Left By DC Women’s March: Lookout


Trump begins withdrawing US from Trans-Pacific Partnership: Sarah Westwood
How Venezuela’s corrupt socialists are looting the country to death: Thor Halvorssen
A bill has already been introduced in Congress to remove the US from the United Nations: Insider

From the Front Line: Sharia Compliance in the US Military: Pamela Geller
Mattis Celebrates First Day By Blowing Up ISIS 31 Times: TheDC
Small cities are 'not prepared' for population flood caused by an influx of urban migrants: DailyMail

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

Trump taps net neutrality foe for FCC chairman: Exam
13 Chatbots on Facebook Messenger, for Merchants: Sig Ueland
DOJ: Microsoft isn’t harmed when it can’t tell users what data we want: Cyrus Farivar


WATCH: Nasty Woman Kicked Off Plane For Harassing Trump Supporter : InfLib
New President, New Definitions: Alt-Right Now Means “Left of Center”: MOTUS
Obama Was Just a Symptom: Feral Irishman

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Monday, January 23, 2017

Favorite Books Thread

Here are some of my all-time faves:

Feel free to suggest some good titles in the comments.

Soros and the March of Hate

By Matthew Vadum

On Saturday, the nation’s capital was inundated with masses of loud, obnoxious, foul-mouthed Trump-hating women (and some men) at what was billed the “Women’s March on Washington.” The Guardian called the event a “spontaneous” action for women’s rights, while Vox spoke of a “huge, spontaneous groundswell” behind the march.

While the mainstream media bombarded news consumers with news stories claiming few Americans were interested in the inauguration festivities, television ratings for President Donald Trump’s inauguration were the second-highest Nielsen has recorded in 36 years, drawing 30.6 million TV viewers across 12 networks. Factoring in live streams provided by the networks, YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, and other online portals adds millions more viewers to the total. But what happened Saturday at the “Women’s March” was not spontaneous. No mass rallies are, especially on the Left.

This so-called “protest”, like the violent attacks orchestrated by the DisruptJ20 coalition on pro-Trump events such as Friday’s “DeploraBall” at the National Press Club, was not an organically generated demonstration.

The usual culprits were involved behind the scenes using the same fascistic tactics they used to shut down the massive Trump campaign rally at the University of Illinois at Chicago in March last year.

COMMENT O' THE DAY: An Open Letter to NBC's Clueless Executive Teeam

A superb open letter to NBC's executive team by "Captain America", spotted at Weasel Zippers and edited only sligthly for readability:

I honestly don't give a rat's ass about President Donald Trump's tax return. I highly doubt your claim that 70 percent of Americans want to review his return. Most people don't even know how to review a 1040 and supporting schedules. Besides, you were so accurate in your polls during the election and predicting who would win.

In fact, I have about zero percent confidence in your reporting. I took a statistics course in college. The first day of the course my professor said you can make stats say anything you want them to say. So every time you flash your "trusted" poll numbers up on the screen, I know you are spreading fake news and B.S. It's unfortunate that the poorly educated and low information Americans don't understand that. But that is your target audience isn't it?

Larwyn's Linx: The Looming Showdown Over Sanctuary Cities

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The Looming Showdown Over Sanctuary Cities: Full Measure
The Meltdown Games: Angry White Dude
It’s hard to argue with a million pussy-marchers: DailyMail

They Came. They Marched. They Left a Mess. They Accomplished?: Elephant
Many Arrested Inauguration Day Protesters Will Face Felony Rioting Charges: CBS-11
Trump inauguration rabbi attacked with antisemitic hate speech: Tamara Zieve

McConnell won't rule out nuclear option for Supreme Court nominee: Sarah Westwood
A Preview Of Trump's Seven Imminent Executive Orders: ZH
New Hampshire Senate Passes Constitutional Carry: Herschel Smith

The Long Civil War: The Z Man
Yes, America First: Chris Buskirk
Suddenly, The Permanent Campaign Is Problematic Because Trump: RWN

Why Those Who Wear ‘P***yhats’ Will Help Re-Elect Trump: Ben Shapiro
The Anti-Semite Who Organized the 'Women's March on Washington': John Perazzo
Animal Farming: Sondrakistan


Trump will meet leaders of Mexico and Canada to renegotiate NAFTA: Sarah Westwood
President Trump Pulls The US Out Of The Trans-Pacific Partnership: RWN
Brock Conference Organizers Embody Dems’ Big Money Problem: Lachlan Markay

Scandal Central

Why is Chicago so corrupt?: John Ruberry

Climate, Energy & Regulations

Obama Official Issues Ammunition Ban for Federal Lands on Last Day in Office: Stephen Gutowski


Monday Morning In America: Christian Mercenary
Priebus: Ex-CIA chief John Brennan is ‘bitter’ he wasn’t retained by President Trump: Times
Definitive CNN Gigapixel Image of Crowd During Trump Inauguration Speech Confirms...: Treehouse

Women's March in DC leaves millions of cats hungry at home: Cube
SNL Writer Katie Rich Allegedly Fired After Barron Trump School Shooter Tweet: Retort
An elite group of lawyers and lawprofs is suing POTUS for violating the Emoluments Clause: Althouse


It Flopped Like a Failed Souffle: TAB
Pope warns populism could lead to 'saviours' like Hitler: EUobserver
British Army: Russia could completely destroy our lone fighting unit in just an afternoon: DailyMail

Sci-Tech (courtesy BadBlue Tech News)

The Infrastructure Behind Twitter: Scale: Twitter
AI system performs better than 75% of American adults on standard visual intelligence test: Kurzweil AI
A Critical Shift in Thinking About AI and Big Data: Lee Beardmore


Having a VaJayJay is NOT a Thoughtful Political Position: Sondrakistan
Car explodes, firefighter doesn’t flinch: HolyKaw
The highly unusual company behind Sriracha, the world’s coolest hot sauce: Roberto A. Ferdman

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QOTD: "When asked how she felt about being the first woman to “break the glass ceiling,” Conway responded, “I want everybody to remember, that it was Donald J. Trump who elevated a woman to the highest position in his campaign, much like he has done in the Trump Corporation for a number of decades– it is he who gave women responsibilities.”" --Qpolitical