July 22, 2018

3D Printed Gun Info Is Protected Speech

Dana Mathewson

The federal government has finally recognized the obvious – that sharing instructions on how to make guns with 3D printers counts as constitutionally protected speech.

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USA Today fires foul Trump hater for vicious tweet

Jack Kemp forwards this:

Never-Trump columnist makes vile attack against ex-campaign staffer toddlers, quickly fired by USA Today

A bitter, intensely personal online exchange between former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo and Cheri Jacobus, the now former USA Today columnist, took an ugly turn when the Trump critic attacked Caputo’s daughters, suggesting that they be used at “parties” by convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

Epstein, of course, being the disgraced financier and Bill Clinton mega-donor who was convicted in 2008 of soliciting sex from an underage girl.

Jacobus appeared to start the brouhaha when she criticized Caputo in a tweet, and he responded with a series of tweets that used the hashtag #BitterChildlessAlone to mock her.

But she crossed all lines of decency when she brought his young daughters into the fray.

“Are your daughters ugly like you? Or can Trump use them at the Epstein parties so they can survive when you’re broke, bitter, along and in prison for treason?” Jacobus tweeted at one point.

(He replied

Michael Caputo ✔ @MichaelRCaputo
.@usatodayopinion I’m sure it’s totally normal for one of your columnists to Tweet suggesting the rape of toddler girls. Right?
9:45 AM - Jul 19, 2018

Read the rest at Bizpac review!

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Feds crack down on bogus veteran charities

Jack Kemp forwards this:

Stopping stolen valor: Uncle Sam cracks down on bogus veterans charities
Operation Donate with Honor seeks to expose fraudulent fundraisers

For many donors, Help the Vets sounded like a great cause: The group said contributions would benefit disabled veterans by helping pay for medical care, assist with suicide prevention, even fund family retreats.

As it turned out, however, Help the Vets was a “sham charity” that primarily benefited its founder and president, Neil G. “Paul” Paulson, who raised $11 million over three years by misleading soft-hearted contributors, according to a complaint filed Wednesday by federal and state authorities.

Read the rest at the Washington Times.

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NEA Gives Kaepernick an Award. Members now can leglly avoid NEA dues

This courtesy of Jack Kemp

Teachers and Coaches Should Quit NEA in Wake of Kaepernick Award

From the article:

"In this ideological hothouse, it isn’t surprising that the National Education Association bestowed its “Human and Civil Rights Award” upon Colin Kaepernick on Sunday evening, July 1, at the Minneapolis Convention Center. He was among a dozen luminaries so honored, a roster that included former First Lady Michelle Obama, the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, Muslim Girls Making Change, and LGBT activist Chris Sgro. Kaepernick recently started up his own organization, the Know Your Rights Camp, to “raise awareness on higher education, self-empowerment, and instruction to properly interact with law enforcement in various scenarios.” NEA President Lily Eskelsen Garcia was effusive in her praise:

The human and civil rights champions we honor tonight are the epitome of the fierce urgency of now that Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke about in his “I Have a Dream” speech. Through their deeds and actions, they have demonstrated remarkable courage and conviction to stand up for racial and social justice. They have shown an unrelenting resolve and ferocity to make a real difference for public education, students and our nation’s future. They are shining examples of social justice activism, fighting against injustices every day, and making sure that our great nation lives up to its promise.

Such sanctimony underscores how far to the Left the NEA really is.

But what if a sizable portion of the roughly three million teachers and other school employees represented by the union object to their dues payments being used this way? Until a few weeks ago, dissatisfied NEA members, along with fee-paying nonmembers, would have problems challenging union paycheck deductions.

That changed on June 27, when the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 in Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 that the practice of forcing nonmember state and local public employees to pay partial dues (“agency fees”) to a union violates worker free speech. The decision overturned over 40 years of monopoly representation practiced in nearly two dozen states and curbed the future political clout of the National Education Association and other public-sector unions. According to internal estimates, the NEA alone may lose 200,000 members this year and another 100,000 next year."

Read it all at Townhall.

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Hillary looks like Hell at NY OzyFest

Jack Kemp forwards this:

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2018/07/what-is-she-wearing-hillary-clinton-looks-like-hell-at-ozyfest-in-new-york-video/]What is She Wearing?[link= Hillary Clinton Looks Like Hell at OzyFest in New York

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The Attempted Cremation of Donald J.

Timothy Birdnow

Here's a little rhyme to go with our reason today. With apologies to Robert W. Service.

The Attempted Cremation of Donald J.

There are strange things done there in Washington
by the men who steal our gold
The Halls of Power can sure get sour
when invaded from outside their mold

There are plenty ofl fights and some vicious sound bytes
but the worst that they ever did thump
was the night of dejection when they lost the election
to that orange little toad Donald Trump!


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July 21, 2018

Stealing Illinois

Jack Kemp

Illinois Pioneers Election Manipulation at the State Legislative Level

By Michael Bargo, Jr.

Chicago has long been nationally famous for manipulating election results. Its reputation for registering voters with a cemetery address, registering the homeless, and allowing people to vote more than once is legendary. What is not so well known is how Illinois has, along with other blue states, established new methods of stealing votes at the level of the state legislature. more...

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Twas the Week after Paris

Timothy Birdnow

Here's a poem I wrote from the archives. No special reason to post it now but I found it and felt like it.

Timothy Birdnow

Twas the week after Paris and all through the E.U.
Third World hands in the piggy bank sticky as glue
the stockings were hung round the smokestacks with pains
in the hopes for some dollars and ill-gotten gains.

The usual suspects, NGO's like Greenpeace
Were happily dreaming of all they could fleece
With Merkel in her kerchief and Obama with his dash
there was much happy passing of taxpayer cash

Then from drunken pols there arose a resolution
demanding America pay restitution
Away to the microphones the leaders all flew
to promote the monstrosity all of them drew

Even Clinton showed up, with a naked intern
in the hopes of a quickie and money to burrn
When what to our wondering ears should we hear
but predictions of doom, and destruction and fear

With a little old diplomat whistling a tune
We knew in a moment it was Ban-ki Moon!
more rapid than eagles his demands did they rocket
and swift as a bird did he pick out our pocket

"Now 'bama and Merkel and Hollande and Howard
Cameron and Putin you'll all be devoured!
You'll pay very dearly for emitting CO2
now pay through the nose till your nations turn blue"

And never was mentioned the role of the Sun
at that covetous conference called COP21
And on Capitol Hill there was little offense
as Paul Ryan sold out GOP constituents

Sporting a beard, like a pirate in wait
Ryan pushed out  an omnibus overflowing the plate
two trillion he gave to Obama to blow
while POTUS won't let oil from Canada flow

Obama just lauged, his eyes oh, so merry
he was getting the money he pledged through John Kerry
while conservatives wail and their teeth do they gnash
Old "Bam mocks Ted Cruz and does a does a Trump bash

With a deluge of words he went straight to his work
claimed the climate is changing and old Trump is a jerk
and putting his finger straight up in the air
a government shutdown  Obama did dare

In Paris they cheered at America's screwing
while the RINO'S  sat idly by with their mooing
And  here and in Europe people pour cross the border
all for the dream of a U.N. World Order

Now a framework exists for the socialist gent
to steal our money and build world government
and Pope Francis complained from his fine Papal  car
"is it really so bad to say Alluha Ahkbar?"

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Golda Meir met with the Russians in1948

Jack Kemp

Caroline Glick knows this Israeli history as well...

Golda Meir, even before she was Prime Minister, used to meet with the Russians because in the late 1940s she was Israel's Minister Plenipotentiary to the Soviet Union - and she spoke fluent Russian.

From Wikipedia:


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July 20, 2018

The Sucking Sound of Draining Swamp Water

Timothy Birdnow

Several cyber security bigwigs and a number of other top FBI mandarins are walking away from the Bureau. According to the Wall Street Journal:

"Senior U.S. intelligence officials warn that the country is at a "critical point” facing unprecedented cyberthreats, including Russia’s ongoing attacks on the American political system. The retirements also come as the FBI is facing regular criticism from President Donald Trump and his supporters, and is working to attract and retain top cyber talent. more...

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Social Media used to Manipulate Public Opinion

Timothy Birdnow

According to an Oxford study, over half a billion dollars have been spent on social media efforts to manipulate public opinion worldwide since 2010. From the article:

"Including U.S. government programs aimed at countering extremists such as Islamic fundamentalists, about $500 million has been spent worldwide on research, development or implementation of social media "psychological operations” since 2010, the authors estimated.

"The manipulation of public opinion over social media platforms has emerged as a critical threat to public life,” the researchers wrote. They warned that, at a time when news consumption is increasingly occurring over the Internet, this trend threatens "to undermine trust in the media, public institutions and science.” more...

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Fevered Dreams

Dana Mathewson

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Napolitano on Trump's Negotiating Skills

Dana Mathewson

Andrew Napolitano has an article on Fox News today about "Trump knows more about negotiating than his hysterical critics." It's a good one.


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July 19, 2018

Trump was the winner at the Helsinki Summit -- Caroline Glick

Danha Mathewson

Here's someone whom I have always respected, who is NOT calling for Trump to be... er... drawn and quartered. https://www.breitbart.com/big-government/2018/07/18/caroline-glick-trump-was-the-big-winne r-at-helsinki-summit/?utm_campaign=Feed%3A+breitbart+%28Breitbart+News%29&utm_medium=f eed&utm_source=feedburner

Update from Tim:

Here is more on Glick's thesis. Apparently Trump's meeting with Putin prevented Hizbollah from intervening in Syria. 

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Local Communist philosophy

Dana Mathewson

Thinking back to my education from years ago, I do NOT remember that "open borders" was a feature of ANY of the Communist regimes of the Classic Era. One would enjoy asking Ellison about that.

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Trump v. Putin

Dana Matewwson

I have been hearing lots (and have tuned out most) of the criticism of Trump's performance in Helsinki. If you listen to some of the "respected pundits," you'd think -- to use Star Trek terminology -- that Trump "gave away the home world." I've kept in mind that most of the criticism is from people who have never sat down at a desk across from a foreign leader, even a friendly one, so it's mostly Monday-morning armchair quarterbacking.

I think William Katz, of Urgent Agenda, puts things in very good perspective here, and I'll quote him:

And so it goes. Democratic complaints are a joke. However, the criticism of President Trump's performance at yesterday's press conference with Putin is bipartisan, and the president has to take note. His comments were sloppy and poorly chosen. In truth, this president is not terribly articulate on his feet. He exaggerates, he brags, he is far too effusive, especially in his attitude toward Putin, a thug if ever there was one.

Oh yes, it's true, other presidents have done the same or worse. President Nixon actually quoted Chairman Mao during his visit to China, honoring a man who'd killed millions. President Roosevelt sat down with Joe Stalin, and gave plenty away at Yalta. And Obama restored relations with the criminal Fidel Castro without asking for anything in return that would help the Cuban people. Jack Kennedy got completely rolled by Nikita Khrushchev at a summit in Vienna in 1961. All true.

But people forget, and Trump is president, intensely disliked by the press and by most of the Washington swamp dwellers. They want to bring him down, and he gave them the chance with his loose tongue.

As Laura Ingraham remarked, his rhetoric is one thing, but his record is far better. He generally gets what he wants, and gets far more than Field Marshal of the World Barack Obama ever dreamed of. But then he steps all over his achievements with his open mouth. We forgive him, but we're getting tired of it.


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SCOTUS - Fair Referee or Advocate?

Wil Wirtanen

Another Walter Williams home run.

Read it here.

From the article:

By creating and enforcing neutral rules, we minimize conflict. Consider one area of ruthless competition where that’s demonstrated — sports. The 52nd Super Bowl featured the Philadelphia Eagles and the New England Patriots. A lot was at stake. Each player on the winning team would earn $112,000; losers would get half that. Plus, each winner would get a Super Bowl ring that might cost as much as $40,000.

Despite a bitterly fought contest and all that was at stake, the game ended peaceably, and winners and losers were civil to one another. How is it that players with conflicting interests can play a game, agree with the outcome and walk away as good sports? It’s a miracle of sorts. That "miracle” is that it is far easier to reach agreement about the game’s rules than the game’s outcome. The rules are known and durable. The referee’s only job is evenhanded enforcement of those rules.

Suppose football’s rules were "living” and the referee and other officials played a role in determining them. The officials could adjust the applications of the rules. Suppose the officials were more interested in the pursuit of what they saw as football justice than they were in the unbiased enforcement of neutral rules. In the case of Super Bowl LII, officials might have considered it unfair that the Eagles had never won a Super Bowl and the Patriots had won five. If officials could determine game rules, team owners, instead of trying to raise team productivity, would spend resources lobbying or bribing officials. The returns from raising team productivity would be reduced. Also, I doubt that the games would end amicably. The players probably wouldn’t walk off the field peaceably, shaking hands and sharing hugs, as they do now.

Read the whole article at GOP USA.

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Universal Guaranteed Income

Dana Mathewson

Chicago ain't exactly swimming in dought.

Chicago could soon test universal basic income program

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2018/07/17/chicago-could-soon-test-universal-basic-income- program.html

Note: This is from Fox News, NOT The Onion!

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July 18, 2018

UN Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration aka the end America Scheme

Timothy Birdnow

The United Nations seeks to impose unrestricted migration on the nations of the world. Here's the straight dope:

"The text of the United Nations Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration was finalized last Friday, an inter-governmentally negotiated agreement prepared under the auspices of the United Nations to cover all dimensions of international migration. It will be formally adopted by UN member states at the Intergovernmental Conference to Adopt the Global Compact for Safe, Orderly and Regular Migration to be held this December in Morocco. UN Secretary General António Guterres said the Global Compact reflected "the shared understanding by Governments that cross-border migration is, by its very nature, an international phenomenon and that effective management of this global reality requires international cooperation to enhance its positive impact for all. It also recognizes that every individual has the right to safety, dignity and protection.”

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We must stop suffering fools

Paul Driessen

Whether we are managing people, business processes, visionary leadership or important innovation efforts, the need to mitigate stupid, wasteful directives, interjections and interruptions has become an essential requirement if we are to grow socially and economically, says retired Professor James Smith. It’s the key to successfully teaching, mentoring, leading and managing our resources to "to precipitate the next great something.”

Unfortunately, those among us who once were mostly just a nuisance have become abundant, noisy, persistent, often serious troublemakers who make life and progress far harder to navigate – to the point where they gravely disrupt our progress and social harmony. Maybe we just need a few people with the courage and presence of mind to speak out, step forward and refuse to take it anymore, Professor Smith suggests.


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