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Apr-Jun 2017

(06/26/2017) The Administrative Threat.  For years, Congress has passed vague laws leaving the details of implementation to the executive branch.  That is, to a bunch of unelected bureaucrats who may choose to interpret those vague laws in ways that Congress never intended.  As a result, the "law of the land" is full of stuff that Congress - supposedly the sole law-making authority in the USA - has never approved or passed.  Congress should be required to approve all proposed regulations before they go into effect.  And that is just for starters.

(06/26/2017) Advice To Help Our Beloved Democrat Friends Win In 2018.  The author of this piece is a "take no prisoners" conservative.  So while his advise is not actually helpful, it sure is funny.

(06/25/2017) Democrats, FBI Collaborated on Trump Smear.  It really looks like we are investigating the wrong people.  And the ones that should be investigated are doing everything in their power to avoid it.

(06/24/2017) An Epidemic of Lawlessness.  When government officials leak classified information, they need to be prosecuted.  And in spite of previous court rulings, those who knowingly publish classified info should be prosecuted, as well.  

(06/24/2017) As Scalise Leaves Intensive Care, Democrats Leave Civility Far Behind.  This is from the party that kept proclaiming "Love Trumps Hate."

(06/24/2017) Flashback: Tim Kaine Called for Republicans to Be Fought in the Streets.  Note that when a conservative says "fight them in the streets" it is an explicit call to violence.  When a Democrat says it, it is just a call for peaceful demonstrations.

(06/23/2017) Ayaan Hirsi Ali On Why Senators Kamala Harris And Claire McCaskill Ignored Her At Last Week’s Hearing.  I would argue that progressive politicians are fixated on trivial, feel-good issues and don't wish to be distracted by anything important.

(06/23/2017) College Professor On Baseball Shooting: “Let Them F***ing Die.”  When people on the Right say things like this, the MSM demands that conservative politicians respond and disown.  No such demands are made in cases like this, however.

(06/22/2017) Moby cartoon video corrupting children into hatred and accepting violence against President Trump.  Pretty sick.

(06/13/2017) MSNBC Pretends an Obama Campaign Director Is 'Everyday Folk' in Man-on-the-Street Interview.  This kind of thing is nothing new.  Ever hear one of those campaign ads where someone says they are voting Democrat even though they have been a life-long Republican?  As far as I know, in every one of those ads, the "life-long Republican" is actually a Democrat activist.

(06/12/2017) Never Trump is Still Waiting for the Apocalypse.  One of these days, just you wait.  From a conservative perspective, Trump has already accomplished more than any president since Reagan.  But NeverTrumpers are like liberals - their main objective is feeling morally superior rather than doing what is best for America.

(06/12/2017) Nancy Pelosi Says Comey’s Revelations On Loretta Lynch ‘Not Such a Big Deal.’  Silly me.  I think the DOJ and the FBI "colluding" with a political campaign is a big deal.  Unlike the "Russian collusion" there is actual testimony and evidence for this one.

(06/08/2017) Change: DOJ No Longer Sharing Lawsuit Payouts With Activist Groups.  Did you even know they had been doing this?  The only problem with the headline is that it should read "progressive activist groups."  It was just a sneaky way to funnel government money to progressive groups without the approval of Congress.  Democrats apparently see no problem doing this kind of thing - although they (and the MSM) would have a fit if Republicans did it.

(06/08/2017) While you were focused on COMEY, Trump nominated another group of CONSERVATIVE Judges.  It does look like a really good bunch.  It would be great if Trump could both act very presidential and accomplish all this good stuff.  But when push comes to shove, I'll settle for the accomplishments.

(06/01/2017) Hillary Embraces Conspiracies for Loss, Calls Email Scandal a ‘Nothing Burger.’  What is even more shocking is that 58% of Democrats believe that the Russians actually changed the vote totals in the 2016 election.  The MSM, naturally, does nothing to dispel this nonsense.

(06/01/2017) A Tale of Two First Couples’ Affections.  Suffice it to say that to liberals - and hence the MSM - everything is political.  

(05/30/2017) Why Conservatives Still Attack Trump.  Are conservatives adopting utopian thinking of their own?  The articles is good, the comments not so good.  Commenters are falling into the same trap as the Never Trumpers - seeing themselves as too "pure" to associate with the others.

(05/29/2017) Another Democrat Caught Spending Taxpayer Dollars on Family.  This problem is probably a lot worse.  How easy it is, when you have control over a tidy sum of taxpayer dollars, to funnel some of it to family members and friends.  The temptation is always there. 

(05/27/2017) Trump Urged to Appoint Special Prosecutor on Obama's Spying.  Why the heck not?  Then there is Fast and Furious, the IRS scandal, Hillary's server, and more.  But you have to start somewhere.  Here is more: How Team Obama tried to hack the election.  Heads need to roll, but the MSM ignores.  The Obama administration criminally used intelligence agencies during the election (and before), secure in the knowledge that Hillary would win and nothing would be done about it.  Hillary did not win.  It remains to be seen if anything will be done about it.

(05/27/2017) Hillary Clinton’s commencement address filled with Trump-bashing and coughs.  Why is it that commencement addresses given by Democrats are full of politics and Republican bashing.  Too few Republicans are allowed to give commencement addresses to be able to draw any firm conclusions about them.

(05/26/2017) The 4th Circuit's Travel Ban Decision: An Affront to the Rule of Law.  When judges rule that an executive order is valid, not based on the content of the order, but on who issued it, we have become a nation of men, not a nation of laws.  It may take more than eight years of new court appointments to clean up this mess.

(05/26/2017) Explosive Revelation of Obama Administration Illegal Surveillance of Americans.  I am beginning to think that the whole "Russian Collusion" and "Trump must be impeached" business is simply a (so far) successful effort to divert attention away from actual criminal activity on the part of Democrats.  Illegal surveillance is only part of the rot: Wasserman Schultz Threatened Police Chief For Gathering Evidence On Her IT Staffer’s Alleged Crimes.  And she did it on video.  Update: And here is more stuff - Shock: Complete MSM News Blackout on NSA Illegal Spying Bombshell.  Not that it is a shock, but that just tells us how low the MSM has sunk.

(05/25/2017) “President’s plan could stretch nation’s income inequality to ‘extreme’ levels.”  That is a Washington Post headline.  Conservatives believe that a booming economy is the best way to help lower income people, liberals believe that more government spending is the solution.  And conservatives believe that it would be better to increase low incomes by 20% even if high incomes increased by 30%.  Those on the Left apparently believe the opposite, since it would reduce "income inequality" - lower low incomes by 20%, while lowering high incomes by 30%.  As an aside, liberals are ridiculing Trump's budget because its assumption of 3% annual growth is  "unrealistic."  They did not have this problem with Obama's budgets while always assume more, while never achieving it in eight years.

(05/21/2017) CA Dem Chair: ‘All Together Now: F*ck Donald Trump!’ as Crowd Holds Up Two Middle Fingers.  I guess this is what those on the Left consider to be "civil discourse."  Update: Who Are the Craziest Democrats of All?  

(05/20/2017) Franklin Graham’s Urgent Message to Americans About Politics.  'Our country is in trouble,' said the evangelical leader as he began a new speaking tour.  It certainly is, and it would be a very good thing if more people of faith got more involved in politics.  Update: A good place to start would be for pastors to do a better job within their own congregations - by being faithful to God's word. Why Lies Prevail in Our Nation.  

(05/20/2017) The 5 Biggest Things Liberals Get Wrong About Themselves.  Perhaps I shouldn't criticize liberals so much, but having been one, I have to say that this article is spot on.

(05/20/2017) The Left's descent into obscenity.  I recall a study from several years ago that indicated profanity was 10 times more common on liberal websites than on conservative ones.  So this is nothing new.  

(05/19/2017) What Voter Fraud? More Than 7 Million Voter Registrations Duplicated in Multiple States.  When voter fraud benefits one party, they will fight tooth and nail to do nothing about it.  Naturally, they cannot admit their actual motives.

(05/18/2017) DOJ Appoints Robert Mueller Special Counsel for Russia Investigation.  The question begs itself: why do we have a special prosecutor for a "scandal" for which there is no actual evidence, when under Obama, we had multiple scandals with hard evidence (Fast & Furious, IRS, Hillary's email server and more), yet nothing was done?  The answer is simple: conservatives believe in the rule of law, and Democrats believe that the law is nothing but a tool to achieve political ends.  I'd like to pretend otherwise, but it simply is not so.  The evidence is clear.

(05/15/2017) Freakout at Howard University.  I noticed that Trump was criticized for not talking about various hot political issues during his commencement address at Liberty U - particularly the firing of James Comey.  Of course, the purpose of a commencement address is congratulate and encourage graduating senior, and perhaps sow some general pearls of wisdom as well.  But to the Left, everything is political, and given that conservatives rarely are given the opportunity to give a commencement address,  most commencement addresses could just as easily be given at a Democrat political rally.  Sad, because graduating seniors are rarely given the sort of advice they need to hear.   I should mention that the linked article covers much more than a political commencement address.

(05/15/2017) Why Are Democrats Afraid of the Election Integrity Commission?  Because they know that significant fraud exists and they know that fraud benefits the Democrats.  They pretend otherwise, of course, but if fraud were not a problem and one that benefits them, they would be all in favor of investigating it.  Note that the comments are dominated by Democrats still repeating the mantra "it is not a problem, it is not a problem."

(05/13/2017) CNN Admits Democrats Lied To Sell Obamacare to The American People.  Well, it was so blatant, it is hard to pretend otherwise.

(05/12/2017) Democrats haven't learned a darned thing from the election.  They still hold much of America in contempt and aren't bashful about saying so.

(05/09/2017) On the Judiciary, the Associated Press Parrots the DNC.  That is, Trump is "packing" the courts with conservatives.  Given that apparently only conservative judges believe in the Constitution and the rule of law, this is a very good thing.  And more good news: Younger Judicial Nominees Give Trump Chance for Legacy in Courts.  “They all appear to be bright, young, capable conservatives," a Heritage Foundation legal scholar said of Trump's nominees.  

(05/08/2017) For Fussy Liberals, It’s Always Apocalypse Right Now.  And why not?  It seems to work.

(05/07/2017) Here’s your license, now get into that voting booth.  Since those that least care and are least informed tend to vote Democrat, the Democrats are doing everything in their power to get them to vote.  If they thought they could get away with it, they would make voting mandatory.

(05/03/2017) ‘Kill Trump! Kill Pence!’ Chant at Philadelphia May Day Protest Ignored by Media.  Of course it is ignored.  The Left has proven itself to be more violent than the Right as well as advocating more violence.  This does not fit the narrative, so ....

(04/30/2017) How the American left has devolved from a political movement into a cult.  I might quibble over the term "cult," but they are certainly working hard at isolating themselves from contrary views. 

(04/27/2017) Indifference: Only 2 House Dems Have Examined Those Susan Rice ‘Unmasking’ Docs.  If I may paraphrase from "The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance," when the truth conflicts with the narrative, print the narrative.  In this case, the Democrats do not want to know the truth because it so conflicts.

(04/26/2017) The Patriotism Gap.  Suffice it to say, far more Republicans are "extremely" or "very" proud to be Americans.  Still, 67% of Democrats are, so those that preach how terrible America is do not fairly represent the majority of the party. 

(04/25/2017) At the White House with Trump.  This is from Trump's meeting with conservative "media."  It illustrates why I feel I get more accurate information from self-avowed conservative media than I get from the self-proclaimed "mainstream" media.

(04/21/2017) More Corruption? Democrat Caught Paying Hundreds of Thousands Dollars to Daughter.  The MSM gives Maxine Waters lots of coverage when she attacks Trump.  On this story, not so much.

(04/19/2017) Who's where in the media? Sharyl Attkisson has a list...  This is a handy chart to plot various news sites / organizations on the Left to Right continuum. 

(04/17/2017) NBC Sports Announcer Goes Off: Calls US Flag and Air Force Flyover “Political” Stunt that Should Be “Kept Out of Sports.”  Well, he could be right about the politics.  Loving our country and supporting our military does not seem to be a Democrat thing anymore, so flags and flyovers are likely to be politically offensive to the Left.

(04/14/2017) GOP to Sessions: Prosecute Lois Lerner!  Until bureaucrats and politicians start going to prison for their criminal abuse of power, such abuse will continue.

 

(04/10/2017) The Left Brought On The Nuclear Option By Making Judges Political.  More specifically, they started the trend - which really only involves liberal judges - of having judges rule on the basis of whether they like a law or not, rather than whether it is constitutional.  That and creating law judicially.

 

(04/08/2017) Rev. Graham: Who Tried to Influence Election? Start With CNN, CBS, ABC, NBC, MSNBC, Soros, Hollywood.  The problem is less what they were doing and more than they were pretending that they weren't doing it.

 

(04/06/2017) Senate Republicans Come Through.  We evangelicals voted for Trump primarily for the Supreme Court.  It would have been tragic if Trump had come through and the GOP Senate did not.  Kudos.

 

(04/04/2017) Showdown on Mount Gorsuch.  Good summary.

 

(04/04/2017) Hillary Clinton aides had access to State Dept. after she left, says key lawmaker.  Is this at all appropriate?  We are talking top secret information.

 

(04/01/2017) California Governor Says it’s NOT CHRISTIAN to “Build a Wall.”  Obviously he has never heard of Nehemiah.

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