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Jan 11 09:14

Marco Rubio and His Colleagues Need a Refresher on the First Amendment

First Amendment rights belong to the people, not the government. The government cannot impose its views on people or punish them for expressing views that the government disagrees with. This principle applies to both individuals and companies doing business with the state, and with full force to politically motivated boycotts. Two federal courts recently affirmed this, blocking laws in Arizona and Kansas that penalized individuals and companies for boycotting Israel. And this principle was famously tested in the McCarthy era, when many state laws required government employees to declare they were not members of the Communist Party or other “subversive groups” in order to keep their jobs.

Jan 11 09:09

Does The Bulwark Mean the Neocons Are Staging A Comeback?

A new website that replaces the Weekly Standard will serve as the center of the Never Trump resistance.

Jan 11 08:52

Democrats v Trump – The Mexican Stand-Off

The reaction from the Democrats and the mainstream media against Trump is really absurd. VOXwrote that he should not even be allowed to address the nation. They wrote: “After watching President Trump’s primetime immigration speech Tuesday, my overwhelming impression was this: Why, oh why, did anyone think it was a good idea to air this on national television?”

Jan 11 08:30

Trump planning to ease immigration restrictions on skilled workers as wall battle rages

Policy wonks in pro-business think tanks across Washington probably wet their pants Friday morning when President Trump hinted that an immigration policy that many of them have long advocated for could soon become a reality.

Jan 11 08:13

Nancy Pelosi Accused of Excluding Progressives From Key Committees

“At first glance, progressives got mostly rolled.”

That was how journalist David Dayen reacted on Wednesday to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-Calif.) announcement of appointees to three of the most powerful congressional committees, which progressives have targeted as essential for advancing ambitious policy priorities like Medicare for All and a Green New Deal.

Critics immediately pointed out that the bold progressives advocacy groups have been pressuring Pelosi to pick for seats on the Ways and Means Appropriations committees—such as Democratic Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (N.Y.), Ro Khanna (Calif.), and Pramila Jayapal (Wash.)—were entirely absent from the House Speaker’s list of assignments.

Jan 11 08:12

Has Judge Napolitano Flipped?

Jan 10 14:20

Army struggles to reach Generation Z, tries recruiting at e-Sports events

Recruiters are racking their minds for ways to convince Americans born between the mid-1990s and mid-2000s to sign on the dotted line. The situation is so challenging that they are turning to e-Sports video game tournaments.

Jan 10 14:03

Senate Democrats Introduce Assault Weapons Ban of 2019

The odds that the bill will make it to the floor of the Senate are long. Republicans control the Senate, and just like Feinstein's previous bills, The Senate leadership will probably table the bill and not let it come to the floor for debate. -- Even if this bill makes it to the floor for a vote, it would need 60 votes to prevent a filibuster. That would mean that 13 Republican would have to cross party lines which seems unlikely.

Jan 10 13:47

Gee, Ya Think? Fed Chairman Powell says he is ‘very worried’ about growing amount of U.S. debt

The Fed chief’s comments came as the annual U.S. deficit reaches new sustained highs above $1 trillion, a fact many economists worry could spell trouble for future generations. Annual deficits have topped $1 trillion before, but never during a time of sustained economic growth like now, raising concern about what would happen if a recession hits.

Jan 10 13:06

NewsGuard Launches War on Alternative Media

In other words, as NewsGuard ’s project advances, it will soon become almost impossible to avoid this neocon-approved news site’s ranking systems on any technological device sold in the United States. Worse still, if its efforts to quash dissenting voices in the U.S. are successful, NewsGuard promises that its next move will be to take its system global.

Jan 10 13:00

Scott Adams: Whiteboard Discussion of Border Persuasion

Great examples of CNN mind reading by Stephen Collinson
Guesses and hunches are being presented as news
Solar panels on the wall and vandalism
Whiteboard: Border Barrier Debate
Dems are winning on topics of drugs and crime
Effective mocking and sarcasm
If Mexico pays for the wall, would it then be “moral”?
Current immigration policies mostly benefit rich white people
VISA overstays versus sneaking across the border
About 70% of climate change skeptic points aren’t valid
Did Michael Mann use tree ring estimates for gaps…
…and later discontinue tree rings as an unreliable proxy?
Are testosterone levels in males decreasing, or are men evolving?
lifestyles that increase or decrease testosterone
Soy is everywhere, in a lot of our food

Comments at: https://twitter.com/ScottAdamsSays/status/1083378309361094656

Jan 10 12:38

FLASHBACK - Former DNC head denies ‘report’ she was at hospital night of Seth Rich murder

Donna Brazile, the former interim head of the Democratic National Committee (DNC), flatly denied claims by conservative blogger Matt Couch that she was at the same hospital where former DNC Staffer Seth Rich died.

Couch made several claims on Sunday and Monday that Brazile and Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Browser were at the hospital Rich was taken to the morning he was killed on July 10, 2016.

Jan 10 12:38

78 Percent Of Americans Are Living Paycheck To Paycheck – Including Many Government Workers Affected By The Shutdown

You should never play a game of chicken with somebody that is crazier than you are. In this case, it looks like both sides fully expect the other party to blink first, but the truth is that neither side is likely to yield any time soon.

Jan 10 12:35

LinkedIn Co-Founder Who Bankrolled Russian Bot "False Flag" Also Funded Left-Wing Midterm Meddling

An online disinformation campaign conducted by a former Obama administration official leading up to the 2018 midterm elections was bankrolled by left-wing tech billionaire Reid Hoffman, according to the Daily Caller's Peter Hasson.

Hoffman, who co-founded LinkedIn, admitted in December to funding American Engagement Technologies (AET) - which is currently embroiled in a "false flag" scandal stemming from the 2017 Alabama special election.

Now, AET and its founder Mickey Dickerson have come under fire for meddling in the 2018 midterm elections.

Jan 10 12:35

Russian to Conclusions? NYT Misreports Manafort’s Ukraine Ties as Russian

The New York Times is so eager to find proof that Paul Manafort was the definitive go-between for the 2016 Donald Trump presidential campaign and Russian actors that it tweeted out a claim a court filing unsealed Tuesday proved the connection, when the connections named were Ukrainians, not Russians.

Jan 10 12:33

First crack in mystery around unnamed foreign company fighting Mueller subpoena as its law firm is revealed to be one used by Russian oligarch

The law firm of Alston & Bird has been identified as being among those taking part in legal battles over a subpoena from Robert Mueller's prosecutors against a mysterious company owned by a foreign government.

Just the identity of the firm constitutes a break in information about the case. It was only tied to the special counsel at first through scraps uncovered by reporters following it.

The identity of the company has been kept under seal, and an entire floor of a federal courthouse in Washington was closed to reporters during one stage to keep the identities of interested parties under wraps.

The firm was outed by CNN as taking part in the case. Alston & Bird is a major national and international law and lobbying firm with offices in Washington and overseas whose most prominent partner is former Senate Majority Leader Bob Dole.

Jan 10 12:30

Trump’s blood-curdling anti-migrant rhetoric does him no favors - but the most offensive thing about his wall is the rank hypocrisy of the Democrats who once voted for it!

As so often in modern American politics, it’s the malodorous stench of rank hypocrisy that most poisons the soul.

After last night’s presidential address by Donald Trump about illegal immigration, Democrats – led by Senator Chuck Schumer and Speaker Nancy Pelosi - were utterly united in their collective outrage at his stubborn insistence on building a wall along the southern US-Mexico border.

Jan 10 12:28

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Traveling to Sundance Film Festival to Watch Herself on Screen

Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) plans to travel to Sundance in January to see herself in a documentary.

The Democratic socialist superstar Congresswoman from the Bronx is scheduled to screen a documentary called “Knock Down the House” with Hollywood’s elite at the Sundance Film Festival, according to the New York Post’s Nikki Schwab.

Ocasio-Cortez was featured in the documentary as one of four female working class candidates for Congress challenging the Democratic establishment. She was the only candidate that won.

Jan 10 12:26

Fact Check: Real Crisis, Real Victims — Human Costs of an Open Border

During the Democrat response to President Trump’s Oval Office address, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) accused the president of “manufacturing a crisis” at the United States-Mexico border.

In a fact check by Breitbart News, Pelosi’s statement is incorrect. A review of the crime at the southern border, cartel warfare, drug epidemic, deaths from an open border, asylum fraud, and costs to American taxpayers reveal a startling crisis at the border.

Some of that data was cited by Trump in his address, where he noted the American suffering at the hands of illegal aliens nationwide:

Jan 10 12:25

Steve Cohen Implies Trump’s ‘Audience’ Is ‘Similar’ to Ku Klux Klan

Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) implied that President Donald Trump’s Tuesday-night Oval Office address resembled Ku Klux Klan “tactics,” further deriding the president’s “audience” as similar to Ku Klux Klan membership.

Jan 10 12:25

Pelosi, Schumer Rebuttal Mocked for Wooden Delivery, Weird Staging

Democrats insisted that networks give them equal airtime to respond to Trump’s first Oval Office address on border security, but it may have backfired.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) prompted mocking on social media after they delivered a wooden rebuttal while being squished together behind one podium.

Their rebuttal drew comparison after comparison to concerned parents scolding their child:

Jan 10 12:14

PM DENIES DROPPING REQUEST TO CONFRONT STATE’S WITNESSES DURING PROBES

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu rejected a report that he had dropped a request to confront the state’s witnesses against him in his three corruption cases.

Hadashot News reported late Wednesday that police said that during his interrogation, though Netanyahu requested a confrontation with the state’s witnesses accusing him of crimes, he later asked to first speak to his lawyers and essentially dropped the issue.

Jan 10 12:13

NETANYAHU REPORTEDLY REFUSES TO LET SHARON'S SON RUN IN LIKUD PRIMARIES

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has reportedly refused to sign a waiver allowing the late Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's son, Gilad, to run in Likud primaries later this year, Hadashot news said on Wednesday.

Sharon is seeking to run for the Likud Party's slot for representative of the South against Moshe Katzav's brother, Lior.

Jan 10 12:10

Democrats launching ‘aggressive new focus’ investigating Steve Mnunchin’s role in Russia scandals

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will be in the hot seat on Capitol Hill on Thursday as Congressional Democrats investigate President Donald Trump’s relationship with Russia.

Mnuchin’s classified briefing is “the start of an aggressive new focus on Mnuchin by newly empowered House Democrats,” NBC News reported Wednesday.

Jan 10 12:09

TUCKER ASKS DEMOCRATIC COMMENTATOR FOR THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN AN ‘IMMORAL AND A MORAL PHYSICAL BARRIER’

Fox News host Tucker Carlson asked Democratic political commentator Jonathan Harris to describe the difference between an “immoral and a moral physical barrier on our border.”

Harris quickly managed to paint himself into a corner as he attempted to justify Democratic leadership’s refusal to give President Trump money to fund a border barrier.

Jan 10 12:03

Democrats Embrace Anti-Catholic Bigotry

“The Senators and Representatives before mentioned, and the Members of the several State Legislatures, and all executive and judicial Officers, both of the United States and of the several States, shall be bound by Oath or Affirmation, to support this Constitution; but no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States.” —Article VI, U.S. Constitution (emphasis added)

Pushed increasingly leftward by a cadre of new members who demand it, the Democrat Party’s animus toward organized religion is becoming impossible to hide. In one of the more ugly displays of that animus, Senators Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Mazie Hirono (D-HI) attempted to impose their own religious test on Brian Buescher, an Omaha, Nebraska, lawyer nominated by President Donald Trump to sit on the U.S. District Court in that state. Both women asserted that Buescher belonged to an organization that promoted “extremist” views.

Jan 10 11:58

Trump to Media: "I'd Say 80% of You Are Possibly in Coordination with the Opposition Party"

Jan 10 10:49

Border Patrol agents prepare for presidential visit with limited manpower

Thousands of border agents are currently working without pay, even the acting Border Patrol Chief has been furloughed.

If the shut-down continues too long, then Trump folds, the damage to the Republic would be incalculable. Patriots deplorables would lose their Republic to the globalists, the Satanists.

Jan 10 10:26

Mattis: One More General For The "Self-Licking Ice Cream Cone"

Before he became lionized as the “only adult in the room” capable of standing up to President Trump, General James Mattis was quite like any other brass scoping out a lucrative second career in the defense industry. And as with other military giants parlaying their four stars into a cushy boardroom chair or executive suite, he pushed and defended a sub-par product while on both sides of the revolving door. Unfortunately for everyone involved, that contract turned out to be an expensive fraud and a potential health hazard to the troops.

According to a recent report by the Project on Government Oversight, 25 generals, nine admirals, 43 lieutenant generals, and 23 vice admirals retired to become lobbyists, board members, executives, or consultants for the defense industry between 2008 and 2018. They are part of a much larger group of 380 high-ranking government officials and congressional staff who shifted into the industry in that time.

Jan 10 10:15

Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein Will Exit DOJ After Mueller Submits Report, Likely Mid-to-late February…

Reports from inside the DOJ to allied resistance media announce that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein will leave the DOJ once special counsel Robert Mueller (the team, not the person) submits their investigative report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Jan 10 10:11

Leaked internal documents show 36 babies died after receiving this vaccine

Just when you thought the vaccine industry couldn’t get any more depraved, they go and prove you wrong. Recently leaked, confidential documents have revealed that at least 36 infants died following the administration of an 6-in-1 vaccine manufactured by pharma giant GlaxoSmithKline. These tragic deaths took place over the course of just two years.

Initiative Citoyenne, a Belgium-based vaccine activism network, reports that the 1200-page document revealed thousands of adverse reactions occurred during the evaluations which took place between 2009 and 2011. While GlaxoSmithKline’s official report declares that only 14 children died during the 2-year period, Initiative Citoyenne (IC) reports that their own analysis of the data indicates a much higher death toll, closer to 36. IC reports that at least 73 children have died since the Infanrix Hexa vaccine made its debut in 2000.

Jan 10 09:48

15 QUOTES BY SILK ROAD’S DREAD PIRATE ROBERTS THAT SHOW WHY IDEAS ARE SO DANGEROUS TO THE STATE

The internet’s first successful global black market was Silk Road, a website founded by ‘Dread Pirate Roberts,’ the web pseudonym of Ross Ulbricht.

Currently 34 years-old, Ross is serving a double life sentence plus 40 years in federal prison as a political prisoner of the United States. At its root, his crime is that he created a place where people around the world could engage in trade with each other without the oversight of the state. It was an experiment in true privacy and voluntary association that worked so well the state shut it down and inhumanely punished Ross for thinking outside of the statist matrix.

Jan 10 09:44

AfD leader blames media smear campaign for ‘assassination attempt’ on state chairman

Magnitz was almost beaten to death by three masked thugs in the northern German city of Bremen. Police said they are treating the incident as a “politically motivated act.”

AfD leader Alice Weidel said “she is completely shocked by this abhorrent act” and partly blames the media for it. According to her the media’s smear campaign against her democratically elected party “finally beared fruit”.

Weidel says “this cowardly attack is to be completely condemned” and “this violence has reached a completely new level”.

The AfD leader also refers to a bombing attack in Döbeln, where an explosive device partly destroyed a local AfD party building.

Jan 10 09:20

How a NeoCon-Backed “Fact Checker” Plans to Wage War on Independent Media

Soon after the social media “purge” of independent media sites and pages this past October, a top neoconservative insider — Jamie Fly — was caught stating that the mass deletion of anti-establishment and anti-war pages on Facebook and Twitter was “just the beginning” of a concerted effort by the U.S. government and powerful corporations to silence online dissent within the United States and beyond.

While a few, relatively uneventful months in the online news sphere have come and gone since Fly made this ominous warning, it appears that the neoconservatives and other standard bearers of the military-industrial complex and the U.S. oligarchy are now poised to let loose their latest digital offensive against independent media outlets that seek to expose wrongdoing in both the private and public sectors.

Jan 10 09:19

Judge Rules That Scott Violated Rights Of Broward County’s Brenda Snipes

Former Gov. and current U.S. Sen. Rick Scott violated a former state election official’s constitutional rights when he suspended and “vilified” her without first allowing her to make her own case, a Florida federal judge ruled Wednesday.

Jan 10 09:04

AOC Abandons Truth in Favor of Illegal Immigration

Triggered by President Trump’s Tuesday night immigration address, Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) appeared on MSNBC with Rachel Maddow and promptly went off the rails to defend the Left’s open borders agenda. Some of her most notable comments included these gems: “Every day immigrants commit crimes at a far lower rate than everyday Americans” and that the illegal immigrant caravan posted up at our Southern border “are acting more American than any person who seeks to keep them out ever will be.” AOC also doubled down on her previous claims that President Trump is racist. Her remarks were made, somewhat ironically, after she appeared on CBS’ “60 Minutes” to explain that truth is an acceptable casualty in the pursuit of moral superiority.

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How the heck did this person get elected?!?

Jan 10 09:03

New Documents Reveal Covert UK Military-Intelligence Smear Machine Meddling In US Politics

Until now, this Integrity Initiative domestic spy scandal has been ignored in the American media, perhaps because it has mostly involved British names. But it is clear that the influence operation has already been activated in the US. Hacked documents reveal that the Integrity Initiative is cultivating powerful allies inside the State Department, top DC think tanks, the FBI and the DHS, where it has gained access to Katharine Gorka and her husband, the fascist-linked cable news pundit Sebastian Gorka.

Jan 10 08:58

Anti-BDS Bill Defeated

Some may be happy to learn that the US Senate didn’t pass the ‘anti BDS bill’ on Tuesday. But a look at the vote reveals that America’s politicians are fully removed from the American ethos of freedom. Fifty six mostly Republican Senators, just 4 shy of the 60 needed to pass the bill, voted to enact a law contrary to the Constitutional right to Freedom of Speech as granted by the 1st amendment. The defeated bill included a provision to allow states and local governments to punish Americans who boycott Israel. This was an astonishing and nearly successful attempt to legislate crude government interference with freedom of speech in its most protected form: political speech. The fact that such a bill made it to the floor of the Senate confirms that the American political establishment is an occupied zone committed to silencing opposition to Israel and its lobby.

Jan 10 08:55

Birmingham honors Angela Davis after Israel lobby sabotages award

Angela Davis says she is “stunned” at the decision of the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute in Alabama to revoke a human rights award it was planning to give her at a gala next month.

In a statement on Facebook, the iconic Black intellectual and activist said that the BCRI “refused my requests to reveal the substantive reasons for this action,” but that she “later learned that my long-term support of justice for Palestine was at issue.”

Jan 10 08:52

Kamala Harris Reportedly Running for President

California Senator Kamala Harris has reportedly decided to run for president, joining what many think will be a crowded 2020 Democrat field.

Though it’s only January of 2019, Harris isn’t the first high-profile Democrat to announce her intention to run for president. Massachusetts Senator and racial chameleon Elizabeth Warren announced her campaign just before the new year, getting out in front of what’s going to be a clown car of a primary.

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