Tuesday, May 23, 2017
Chelsea Clinton appeared to take a veiled swipe at President Donald Trump when she declared that “sexism is not an opinion” and “Islamophobia is not an opinion” during her remarks Monday at the CARE national conference in Washington, D.C.
Former 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton’s daughter said “those of us that have been blessed” should right the wrongs that exist in U.S. society. Clinton did not offer an explanation of what those steps may be before launching into a laundry list of threatening viewpoints that should be opposed.
“I think, though, that we also have to recognize particularly at this moment that sexism is not an opinion. Islamophobia is not an opinion. Racism is not an opinion. Homophobia is not an opinion. Jingoism is not an opinion,” Clinton told the audience.
A new report reveals how churches nationwide are harboring illegal immigrants, helping them evade federal immigration orders for deportation.
In a 60 Minutes special report, more than 800 churches are acting as mini-sanctuary jurisdictions to hide illegal immigrants from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents.
ICE has a long-standing policy in which agents do not detain illegal immigrants at churches, making the facilities an ideal spot to avoid deportation orders.
In a Buffalo, New York, church profiled, parish staff confirmed that they recently harbored an illegal alien family of four from Honduras. Since January, the church officials said it protected more than 40 migrants.
WExaminer by Byron York
Throughout the Trump-Russia investigation, the core question -- the question that mattered above all others -- was whether President Trump or his associates colluded with Russia to try to influence the 2016 election. If there were proof of that, the effect on Trump's presidency would have been devastating, and possibly fatal.
The problem, for the confederation of Democrats, pundits, Obama holdovers, and NeverTrumpers who hoped to see that result, has been that so far, after a lot of investigating, no evidence has emerged that collusion actually occurred. Although they allowed that previously unknown proof could always emerge, last week some of the lawmakers most deeply involved in the investigation, and most closely in touch with the intelligence community and law enforcement working on the probe, conceded that there appeared to be no there there.
That was then. Now, rather than focusing on alleged collusion, the thrust of leaks in recent days has been directed almost exclusively toward building a case of obstruction of justice against the president...
At Independent Sentinel by Bill Bennett
The “Little Foxes” who are ceaselessly nibbling away at the Trump Administration, in the hope of overturning the election results, are in fact engaging in Seditious Conspiracy. This is not only an offense against the president himself; it is an offense against the Constitution and against We the People.
We all should be mindful of the definition of Seditious Conspiracy, of which the Blind Sheik was convicted:
If two or more persons in any State or Territory, or in any place subject to the jurisdiction of the United States, conspire to overthrow, put down, or to destroy by force the Government of the United States, or to levy war against them, or to oppose by force the authority thereof, or by force to prevent, hinder, or delay the execution of any law of the United States, or by force to seize, take, or possess any property of the United States contrary to the authority thereof, they shall each be fined under this title or imprisoned not more than twenty years, or both.
At The Political Stick.com
One America News Network’s (OANN) Trey Yingst is reporting that three White House staffers who have been leaking classified information to the press have been caught. Yingst also states that “multiple people” will be fired upon President Trump’s return from his trip to the Middle East on May 27.
Trey Yingst ✔ @TreyYingst
SCOOP: Three White House staffers have been identified for leaking classified info. POTUS will fire 'multiple people' when he returns to DC.
The names are being run by the Office of Government Ethics which is the reason for the delay in the firing of the reported leakers.
Read more post by Jennifer Burke
Last week, Fox News dropped a bombshell report officially confirming, via anonymous FBI sources, what many had suspected for quite some time, that murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich was the WikiLeaks source for leaks which proved that the DNC was intentionally undermining the campaign of Bernie Sanders. In addition to exposing the corruption of the DNC, the leaks cost Debbie Wasserman Shcultz her job as Chairwoman.
Of course, if it's true that WikiLeaks' emails came from a DNC insider it would end the "Russian hacking" narrative that has been perpetuated by Democrats and the mainstream media for the past several months. Moreover, it would corroborate the one confirmation that Julian Assange has offered regarding his source, namely that it was "not a state actor."
Meanwhile, the plot thickened a little more over the weekend when Kim Dotcom confirmed via Twitter that he was working with Seth Rich to get leaked emails to WikiLeaks.
More at Zero Hedge
Trump Seeks Historic $3.6 Trillion In Spending Cuts, Including Selling Half The US Strategic Oil Reserve
From Zero Hedge by Tyler Durden
More details of President Donald Trump's first budget proposal were reported Monday by Bloomberg and Reuters. The leaks add to the picture of what we know about Trump’s budget, which also includes a flurry of leaks published by The Washington Post, the Associated Press and Bloomberg late Sunday, which fleshed out Trump’s plans to slash entitlement spending.
In total, the budget plans to trim $3.6 trillion in spending over 10 years across all discretionary spending and non-discretionary spending lines, in order to enable tax reductions across the board: if enacted - and remember that the president's budget is just an initial blueprint which rarely passes in its original form - the Trump administration would implement the deepest cuts to government programs in a generation, delivering the opening salvo in a new round of budget battles in Washington.
This is key to balancing the budget by the 10th year.
- Shielding heads of state from seeing the consequences of the policies that they themselves have forced on the entire European continent represents a staggering new level of hypocrisy.
- Why do the citizens of Europe need to 'broaden their horizons,' while the people in power protect themselves from the reality they themselves imposed on everyone else? This attitude, far from democratic, borders on the atmosphere prevalent in Europe during the bygone days of Europe's absolute monarchs.
- While it is true that "everyone knows about our prosperity and
lifestyle," the answer to that problem is not fatalistically to sit back
and wait for the migrant influx. The answer is, based on a new
starting-date, to change Europe's outdated and unsustainable welfare
policies, which stem from a pre-globalization era, and in this way
actively work to make it less attractive for millions of migrants to
venture to the European continent in the first place.
When the G7 heads of state arrive in Taormina, Sicily, for the G7 meeting on May 26, they will find themselves in an embellished, picture-postcard version of European reality. Italy, the host of the G7 meeting, has announced that it will close all harbors on the island to ships that arrive with migrants ( mainly from Libya) for the duration of the two-day meeting. The reason for the closure of the Italian island to migrants is to protect the G7 meeting from potential terrorist attacks. According to Italian reports, "the Department of Public Safety believes that the boats with illegal immigrants could be hiding an Islamist threat".
WesternFreePress by WFPNEWS
At least 19 people were killed and about 50 were injured in a suspected suicide bomb explosion Monday night in Manchester, England, where U.S. pop singer Ariana Grande was performing a concert.
Police are treating the explosion as a terror incident until they “know otherwise.”
Robin Simcox, a terrorism and national security expert at The Heritage Foundation, said the United Kingdom has been a target of Islamist terrorists “time and time again.”
“While the perpetrator of this attack is not yet clear, the U.K. has been targeted by Islamist terrorists time and again,” he told The Daily Signal. “Manchester itself was targeted by Islamist terrorists on multiple occasions in the past, including by al-Qaeda.”
“Even though the U.K. has world class security services,” Simcox added, “this is a numbers game—and the amount of terror suspects in the U.K. is so high that it is impossible for authorities to be able to keep track of everyone that is of concern.”
Monday, May 22, 2017
JS: I wonder what Vlad Putin thinks of this?
At Foreign Policy by E. Braw
Every few years, the idea of an EU army finds its way back into the news, causing a kerfuffle. The concept is both fantasy and bogeyman: For every federalist in Brussels who thinks a common defense force is what Europe needs to boost its standing in the world, there are those in London and elsewhere who recoil at the notion of a potential NATO rival.
But this year, far from the headlines, Germany and two of its European allies, the Czech Republic and Romania, quietly took a radical step down a path toward something that looks like an EU army while avoiding the messy politics associated with it: They announced the integration of their armed forces.
At Hot Air by Allahpundit
Odds that Trump utters the words “Islam means peace” before the end of his term: 40 percent. Maybe 50 after the Saudis plastered his picture all over Riyadh this week.
Good question via Ross Douthat: “Donald Trump — dhimmi or cuck?”
Tillerson was asked aboard Air Force One whether Trump still stands by his comments that Islam “hates us.”
“I think the president’s views, like we hope the American people’s views, are going to continue to evolve,” Tillerson said, according to a reporter traveling with the president…
“Understanding each other’s cultures, understanding each other’s beliefs, and I think talking more openly about those, I think there’s a great deal that’s misunderstood about the Muslim world, by Americans and the Western world,” he said…
By Caroline Glick
The United States is sailing in uncharted waters today as the intelligence-security community wages an all-but-declared rebellion against President Donald Trump.
Deputy Attorney-General Rod Rosenstein’s decision on Wednesday to appoint former FBI director Robert Mueller to serve as a special counsel charged with investigating allegations of “any links and/or coordination between the Russian government and individuals associated with the campaign of President Donald Trump,” is the latest and so far most significant development in this grave saga.
Who are the people seeking to unseat Trump? This week we learned that the powers at play are deeply familiar. Trump’s nameless opponents are some of Israel’s greatest antagonists in the US security establishment.
This reality was exposed this week with intelligence leaks related to Trump’s meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov. To understand what happened, let’s start with the facts that are undisputed about that meeting.
The main thing that is not in dispute is that during his meeting with Lavrov, Trump discussed Islamic State’s plan to blow up passenger flights with bombs hidden in laptop computers.
Donald Trump is “unfit for office,” a president whose actions are often “absolutely crazy” and whose White House has “a complete disregard for the truth.” His firing of James Comey as the FBI director was overseeing an investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 campaign and whether Trump’s advisers colluded with it amounts to “close to an obstruction case” against the president.
But, says John Podesta—the sharp-tongued campaign chairman for Hillary Clinton whose 60,000 hacked emails are at the heart of that FBI investigation into the team of the man who defeated them—don’t expect impeachment proceedings anytime soon.
More @ Politico
RightWingNews by Sonja Bocow
Tom Fitton, President of Judicial Watch is very concerned about the Obama leftovers in government.
He says they are doing all they can to bottle up the system in terms of refusing to respond to Freedom of Information requests about Hillary’s email scandal. He says, in fact, that instead of getting documents out to requesters in a couple months, they are claiming it will take years.
These Obama leftovers in government are commonly referred to as the “deep state,” meaning the government behind the government, comprised of unelected individuals doing all they can to further the agenda of the previous administration.
At Independent Sentinel by James Solvero
Democrats have begun trading in their shock over President Trump’s election for a never ending attack on both “The Donald”, and by extension the working class voters who must now be punished for playing a huge role in his stunning victory. If you think it’s crazy for Dems to purposely hurt a big part of their base, you’ll be surprised to learn it’s been going on for a long, long time.
Elitist Democrats, and an aloof Beltway establishment had begun flushing what used to be the heart of that political party years ago. Witness the following passage from the New York Times Magazine….written in 1970!
“Liberalism has turned away from the common people and become institutionalized into an establishment. Its spokesmen are driven around in limousines and supported by rich foundations, the television networks and publishing houses, the knowledge industry, the billion‐dollar universities and the urban consulting firms which profiteer from poverty.”