January 27, 2017

California, There They Go (We can only Hope)

Dana Mathewson

It's about time! Hillary can be its president. Or its princess, if they want a different form of gummint. But we need a wall!

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/27/officials-announce-proposal-that-would-establish-california-as-separate-nation.html

A proposal in California has been submitted to the Secretary of State’s Office on Thursday campaigning for the state to secede from the United States.

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January 26, 2017

March of Dames and other Protesters Don't Understand America

Dana Mathewson

From friend Dick Erlandson. Essential information, I'd say.

Seems like there is an awful lot of ignorance among the protesting groups.
David Barton can help them -- Dick

http://www.wallbuilders.com/

Those who carry signs declaring that Donald Trump isn't their president demonstrate an abysmal ignorance of American government and constitutional republics – and for that we can thank our education system.

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Madeleine Albreit and Friends Turn to the Muslims

Jack Kemp

In case you were asking yourself what direction the entire left is going in, now you have your answer. Hillary won't say this but only because it would cost her votes.

http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/madeleine-albright-i-stand-ready-to-register-as-muslim/article/2612993
Madeleine Albright: 'I stand ready to register as Muslim'
By Alex Pappas • 1/25/17 6:37 PM

Madeleine Albright, the former secretary of state under Democratic President Bill Clinton, said Wednesday she is "ready to register as Muslim."

Her comments are an apparent reference to fears by some in the Islamic community that President Trump could implement a government registry of Muslims, though his advisers say that is not going to happen.
"I was raised Catholic, became Episcopalian & found out later my family was Jewish," she wrote on Twitter. "I stand ready to register as Muslim in #solidarity."

Subscribe today to get intelligence and analysis on defense and national security issues in your Inbox each weekday morning from veteran journalists Jamie McIntyre and Jacqueline Klimas.

At one point in the campaign, Trump responded to questions from reporters in a way that appeared like he could be open to a government database that would track Muslims in the United States.

Trump's advisers deny that he ever supported such a thing.

"President-elect Trump has never advocated for any registry or system that tracks individuals based on their religion, and to imply otherwise is completely false," said Trump spokesman Jason Miller said in November.

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Laura Ingraham for Senate

Dana Mathewson

You guys see this? We may have something here.

Dana,
Our movement to Draft Laura Ingraham for Senate is gaining steam!
At yesterday’s White House Press Briefing, Press Secretary Sean Spicer infuriated the elite media by calling on Lifezette -- a conservative

news site run by...
LAURA INGRAHAM!

Numerous media outlets have reported conservative talk show host Laura Ingraham is planning to take on Virginia Democrat Senator Tim Kaine -- one of the most liberal Senators in Washington.
And based on yesterday’s press briefing, it looks like Donald Trump is signaling his support for Laura Ingraham to run for U.S. Senate.

Dana, now you and I must let Laura Ingraham know she’ll also have the backing of tens of thousands of grassroots patriots across the country.

Can I count on you to sign your "Draft Laura” petition so I can deliver it, along with thousands of others, to let Laura know you’ve got her back if she runs?

As I mentioned yesterday, our goal is to deliver several boxes FULL of tens of thousands of supporters to Laura Ingraham within the next 45 days.

The good news is, the media ia in a frenzy right now over Laura Ingraham’s news outlet receiving the first question.
So in addition to adding your name to the official "Draft Laura” petition, can I count on you to chip in a generous contribution of $50, $75 or $100 to help seize this opportunity to Draft Laura Ingraham for U.S. Senate?
All I ask is that you please do all you can to help show Laura you support her.
Thank you so much for all you do

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A Boycott of Chilis for Abortion

Jack Kemp forwards this:

http://theresurgent.com/defund-chilis-until-they-stop-giving-tips-to-abortionists/
Defund Chili’s Until They Stop Giving Tips To Abortionists
By Steve Berman | January 26, 2017, 04:15am | @stevengberman


This is absolutely beyond the pale. Chili’s is serving up "ghoul-ash” by providing a voucher for a 15 percent "Give Back” to fund abortions. It’s the very reverse of kids eat free.
From LifeNews:

Earlier this week the Planned Parenthood abortion business affiliate in Indiana and Kentucky posted a promotional code its supporters could use to request that Chili’s donate 15% of the pre-tax meal purchase to benefit the abortion corporation.

According to the image the abortion company posted, its supporters can bring the voucher to any of the identified Chili’s locations participating in the give back program. The voucher is good weather people purchasing food at Chili’s dine in the restaurant or order food to go. According to the voucher, Chili’s will donate to Planned Parenthood 15% of the meal purchase between now and the end of March.

I don’t care if Chili’s restaurants in Indiana and Kentucky are the only ones doing a "Give Back” to Planned Parenthood. Chili’s in the other 48 states should also suffer, because, like the military teaches, mass punishment is the best way to instill a cohesive value. It’s best to ensure this not happen again.
In fact, click here, no matter where you live, and let Chili’s know you won’t be dining with them until they cancel and repudiate this barbaric "Give Back.”

Chili’s is owned by Brinker International, which also owns Maggiano’s Italian restaurants. I expect if there are enough complaints, Chili’s will back down on this particular instance of supporting abortion (it’s not their first try). But if not, then the hurt should keep increasing until they learn.

As much as I have compassion for servers who live on tips, and managers whose jobs depend on diners walking in the doors, who had nothing to do with the restaurants tipping the merchants of death, I can’t give them one red cent until this stops. You shouldn’t either.

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Global Warming Petition

Helen Dyer

The following note is circulated on behalf of the CO2 Coalition, which is worthy of support:

(Apologies if you have already signed or received this)


"Since 2009, the U.S. government has undertaken a number of actions with respect to global climate that are not scientifically justified and that will cause a great deal of pointless social and economic harm. While we support effective, affordable, reasonable and direct controls on conventional environmental pollutants, carbon dioxide is not a pollutant. To the contrary, there is good evidence that increased atmospheric carbon dioxide is environmentally helpful.


"Moreover, the demonization of hydrocarbons would have very negative effects upon the technology of nations throughout the world. It would condemn over 4 billion people in technologically underdeveloped countries to continued poverty.


"We are now at a crossroads. The new administration has promised not only to keep the U.S. out of a harmful international climate agreement, but also to rollback harmful and pointless government demonization and regulation of carbon dioxide emissions from the use of coal, oil and gas, or methane from agriculture.


"It is especially important for governments to hear from citizens with the training necessary to evaluate the relevant data on climate and offer sound advice.


"If you would like more information, a 36-page report, entitled "The Climate Surprise: Why CO2 is good for the Earth” and published by the CO2 Coalition on July 29, 2016, is located athttp://co2coalition.org/2016/07/29/the-climate-surprise-why-co2-is-good-for-the-earth/.


If you wish to join me and others in supporting the petition below, please send an e-mail to


info@co2coalition.org


Include your field of expertise, your highest academic degree, B.S., M.S. or PhD, and any other relevant information, similar to that in the "tag line" below. If you have friends who are also familiar with climate issues, please forward this note to them and invite them to join us.


Dr. Richard S. Lindzen

PhD, Alfred P. Sloan Professor of Meteorology, Emeritus, MIT,Member of National Academy of Sciences, author of numerous papers on climate and meteorology


PETITION


We urge the United States government, and others, to withdraw from the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). We support reasonable and cost-effective environmental protection. But carbon dioxide, the target of the UNFCCC, is not a pollutant but a major benefit to agriculture and other life on Earth. Observations since the inception of the UNFCCC 23 years ago show that warming from increased atmospheric CO2 will be benign -- much less than initial model predictions.

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January 25, 2017

Trump starts firing Corrupt VA employees

Jack Kemp

http://dailycaller.com/2017/01/24/days-into-trump-admin-corrupt-employees-are-already-being-fired-at-the-va/

Days Into Trump Admin, Corrupt Employees Are Already Being Fired At The VA


Days into Donald Trump’s administration, heads are finallybeginning to roll at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Two notoriously corrupt employees in Puerto Rico were fired this week, indicating that more may be on the way.
One is the hospital’s CEO, DeWayne Hamlin, who offered an employee $305,000 to quit after she played a role in exposing his drug arrest.
"Mr. DeWayne Hamlin was removed from federal service effective January 20, 2017,” the VA said. Jan. 20 was Inauguration Day.
Under former Secretary of Veterans Affairs Bob McDonald, the agency ignored yearsof evidence about shoddy work ethic, theft and whistleblower retaliation. The VA finally began a months-long investigative proceeding last year, after an outside agency, the Office of Special Counsel, prodded VA leadership.
Even as it knew of the problems, McDonald tapped Hamlinto moldother VA employees in his image, having him serve as a "coach” at the Leaders Shaping Leaders training session in September. McDonald said the training is the number-one way to shape the agency’s culture.

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Trump hits sacturary cities

Jack Kemp

http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/trump-signs-order-authorizing-work-mexico-border-wall-article-1.2955353

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Trump’s actions Wednesday also included plans to curb funding for cities that don't arrest or detain immigrants living in the U.S. illegally — localities dubbed "sanctuary" cities."

I know New York and L.A. are sanctuary cities. Also Minneapolis and Chicago and Baltimore and Washington, D.C.! All I can say is "Yeah!"

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The Chilling March of Dames

Dana Mathewson

Liberals are always willing to be co-opted. Here's a long and informative article from WorldNetDaily that offers some chilling insight into the Women's March in D.C. that nobody else has told us.

http://www.wnd.com/2017/01/why-were-protesters-wearing-hijabs/

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Hillary Stassen

by Jack Kemp


The Daily Mail
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4156564/Hillary-television-groundwork-White-House-run.html reports that Hillary Clinton is interested in running for President again in 2020, copying both Harrold Stassen, the Minnesota Republican who ran several times for President, and also Donald Trump by warming to the idea of her own television show.

The first photo of her in this article shows the face of a very troubled person. Let's consider some of her other problems. She most resembles the crazy aunt in the basement that Ross Perot used to talk about.

Hillary would be 73 years old during the 2020 campaign. She did not have the stamina to appear in public that often durning the 2016 campaign, so how will she have the energy to do better in 2020? Perhaps even a better question is where will Hillary get the stamina to plan and do a television show? I guess she can sit in a chair most of the time but still it is physical hard work and would require some personality. To prove that she isn't "ready for prime time," Hillary recently made a public joke insulting to blacks about "c.p. time" with New York Mayor de Blasio which enraged many voters and reinforced the fact that this woman has one of the most politically tin ears of anyone in America. You can watch this gaffe at http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/video/de-blasio-jokes-cp-time-hillary-clinton-38327656; I guess she thought she would hurt de Blasio's chances for reelection without hurting her own. Come to think of it, if Hillary plans to run for President again, she won't be able to run for Mayor of New York City, a major silver lining to New York residents such as myself.

If you take the tour of his summer house at Sagamore Hill, Long Island, they will tell you that a much younger (in his early 50s) political retiree, Theodore Roosevelt, used to go down to the local railroad station and give out dimes to children when he stopped running for President after his seven years in office because he had nothing else to do to draw crowds. There were no radio or television programs at that time, so T.R. spent other days writing his memoirs and even taking an exploration trip to the Amazon River. Hillary is not about to go exploring the Amazon, but this idea of a tv show is essentially her version of handing out dimes at the railroad station. As long as she can be physically held up and injected with stimulants and thus appear energetic in public, she just doesn't realize that she'd be better off retiring but a television show's weekly grind would quickly bring her to understand that reality. Or at least her doctors understanding it.

Perhaps a more fitting role for Hillary and her political associates now would if they produced yet another remake of the movie "Psycho," Anthony Weiner could play Norman Bates and Hillary could play his mother in the wheelchair. She wouldn't even have to risk walking and falling down. Her grating voice would also be perfect for the role. And Bill Clinton could play "California Charlie," the used car dealer/salesman in the movie. I believe Huma Abedin would decline the Janet Leigh role.

Or will the Justice Department prepare Hillary for her final "Sunset Boulevard" closeup with Mr. DeMille? Like Norma Desmond, Hillary promises to never desert us

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Trump to Review Obama Palestinian Payolla

Hmmmm...

http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2017/01/25/state-department-reviewing-obama-admins-last-minute-decision-to-send-palestinians-221m.html

The State Department is reviewing a last-minute decision by former Secretary of State John Kerry to send $221 million to the Palestinians late last week over the objections of congressional Republicans.

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The Women’s March and the Real Deplorables

Selwyn Duke

In a recent viral Facebook  HYPERLINK "https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1422050221169618&id=119512491423404" post, a conservative woman found it necessary to point out that she wasn’t a "disgrace to women” for not supporting the Women’s March on Washington. Of course not. Saying otherwise is a bit like having called a soldier a disgrace to soldiers for not having supported the My Lai Massacre.

One DC marcher held a placard stating, "I am more than my v****a.” This was clear: She was also a mouth and a sign.
British journalist Katie Hopkins, who attended the Saturday event,  HYPERLINK "http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-4144242/KATIE-HOPKINS-Having-vagina-biology-not-argument.html" cited the above message and pointed out that possession of such an anatomical feature "is a matter of biology, not a political argument” — and that the marchers had no political arguments. Theirs was a collective tantrum.

Madonna spoke at the rally, dropped f-bombs, led the throng in chanting "I'M NOT YOUR B****!" and then, quite ironically, complained that "Good” didn’t win in the election. Hopkins quipped that she didn’t "even know Good was a candidate.” If he was, though, Madonna should have told us whether Donald Trump is the  HYPERLINK "http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0060196/" Bad or the Ugly. Then we’d better know what to expect the next four years.

But Madonna, don’t preach; you’re in trouble deep. It’s not just that the Secret Service is now  HYPERLINK "https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/01/22/secret-service-plans-to-investigate-madonna-for-saying-she-wants/21660213/" investigating her for saying at the march that she thought about "blowing up the White House." It’s that she’s blowing up her own life and helped blow up our culture.

After peddling sexuality to make money and demonstrating a pathological unwillingness to constrain herself, Madonna has (as a parent must) tried to constrain her children. Unsurprisingly, however, son Rocco Ritchie  HYPERLINK "http://www.usmagazine.com/celebrity-news/news/rocco-ritchie-says-hes-so-glad-he-doesnt-live-with-madonna-w452541" rebelled against the immaterial girl and now lives with his father.

The 58-year-old pop tart has also become the Peter Pan Syndrome  HYPERLINK "http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/camille-paglia-how-age-disgracefully-hollywood-guest-column-960794" personified and is clearly unhappy, as 2016  HYPERLINK "http://pagesix.com/2016/03/13/someone-please-f-k-me-madonnas-onstage-meltdown/" on-stage meltdowns  HYPERLINK "http://radaronline.com/videos/madonna-custody-battle-drunk-on-stage/" evidenced. Is this woman, whose own ship is listing badly, one to advise on the ship of state? Madonna, take the log out of your own eye before worrying about the speck in Donald Trump’s.

Actress Ashley Judd spoke at the rally as well (and as badly). Perhaps now too dependent on having others write her material, she recited a poem disgorged by a 19-year-old Dunkin’ Donuts worker which included the line, "I feel Hitler in these streets, a mustache traded for a toupee.” What profundity! Move over, Whitman and Yeats — you’ve just been dunked on.
In the same vein, there were march messages such as "This p***y bites and she slays," "P***y power — it’ll grab ya’,” "B*****s get stuff done” (finally, some specificity!), "Ovaries before brovaries,” "My p***y bites,” "Utereses before duderuses” (so obsessed with sexual body parts but can’t spell them?), and "Trump is a big p***y.” They forgot to say he smells and has cooties.

These were, mind you, among 150  HYPERLINK "http://www.shenegotiates.com/blog/2017/1/20/get-your-feminist-activist-on-with-these-150-womens-march-slogans" slogans provided for protesters to choose from because, well, no one could ascend to such heights of intellectualism all by himself.

Additionally, many marchers wore pink "p***y hats,” which, Yahoo.com  HYPERLINK "https://www.yahoo.com/style/pink-pussy-hats-unite-millions-slideshow-wp-172143981.html" stated, would "Unite Millions at Women’s Marches Around the World.” If men held a rally and wore doggy hats with phallic symbolism, would they be called brave or boorish, be exalted as protesters or excoriated as pigs?

The march was pointless, classless and brainless, but not harmless. One common theme was anger at certain crass comments Trump made in the past. To combat this, the march’s leaders and their lemmings decided to be crude, lewd and even more crass in the present. It’s much like trying to correct your child’s cursing by cursing him out.
A famous sentiment used to justify such behavior, and one written on a protester’s sign, stated, "Well behaved women seldom make history.” This is like complaining that well behaved children seldom make a mess, for empowered ill-behaved people often do make history — and make a mess of it.

Contrary to this was the father of our nation, George Washington. He defeated his time’s greatest power and won our nation’s independence, all while being a pillar of civility. Not only is he known for helping  HYPERLINK "http://www.foundationsmag.com/civility.html" popularize 110 "Rules of Civility & Decent Behavior,” but in 1776 he  HYPERLINK "http://memory.loc.gov/mss/mgw/mgw3g/001/335.jpg" issued general orders to the Continental Army  HYPERLINK "https://founders.archives.gov/documents/Washington/03-05-02-0415" condemning the practice of "profane cursing,” writing that every man of "character…detests and despises it.”

Seeking rights without character is like seeking health without nourishment. Washington himself observed, "Human rights can only be assured among a virtuous people” while fellow founder Samuel Adams warned that "public liberty will not long survive the total extinction of morals." The DC vixens-cum-vice peddlers should take note.

Fortunately, there are millions more women making history by, every day, molding the next generation to be well behaved — and to not mistake boorishness for bravery and sexual snake oil for sophistication.

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Sharrup Your Mouth!

Jack Kemp

Trump tells 'em, in the immortal words of Boris Badenov, "Sharrup Your Mouth!"

Trump orders EPA media blackout

http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=901782

New York Post, by Bob Fredericks Original Article
1/24/2017 2:57:50 PM

President Trump on Tuesday imposed a media blackout at the Environmental Protection Agency and barred staff from awarding new contracts or grants. Emails sent to EPA staff since his inauguration on Friday and reviewed by the Associated Press detailed the specific prohibitions banning press releases, blog updates or posts to the agency’s social media accounts. Trump — who at a meeting with automakers Tuesday insisted he was "an environmentalist” — also ordered a "temporary suspension” of all new business activities at the department, including issuing task orders or work assignments to EPA contractors. The orders are expected to have a significant and

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A good idea -- Time to amend the president's Pardon and Clemency powers

Dana Mathewson

From Townhall. http://townhall.com/columnists/derekhunter/2017/01/22/time-to-amend-the-presidents-pardon-and-clemency-powers-n2275067?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=


When the president issues a pardon for political purposes, give the voters a chance to make him and/or his party feel some heat for it.

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Hillary is President of California

Dana mathewson

(From Friend Eddie)

Here are the facts:

Trump won the popular vote in 31 states to her 19 and DC. 62% to her 38%.
Trump led in the total popular vote for all states except California.

Hillary won California 5,860,714 to Trump’s 3,151,821. 61.6% to 33.1%, exclusive of the other candidates.
Thus California gave Hillary the popular vote for all states as claimed by the Democrats and their media stooges.

But deduct her California vote from her national vote leaving her with 54,978,783, and deduct Trump’s California vote from his national total, leaving him with 57,113.976, he wins in the other 49 states, 51.3% to her 48.7%.

So, in effect, Hillary was elected president of California and Trump was elected president of the rest of the country, by a substantial margin.

This exemplifies the wisdom of the Electoral College, to prevent the votes of any one populace state from overriding the votes of the others.

Trump’s Campaign Manager, Kellyanne Conway saw this early on and devised her strategy of "6 pathways to the White House”. This meant ignoring California with its huge Democrat majority and going after the states that would give him the necessary electoral votes to win, FL, NC, MI, PA, OH, and WI.

The Republican Party now has:
1) The Presidency.
2) A majority of the House of Representatives.
3) A majority of the Senate.
4) Almost two-thirds of all the governors.
5) Total control of the statehouses in almost two-thirds of all the states.
6) And in the near future, Republicans will be able to add a majority of the Supreme Court.

The above has never happened before in American history.

Think about this and let it sink in for a moment.

And it's all because of one reason:
Barack Obama forcing his extreme far-left agenda on an unwilling country by executive orders, left wing judges, and obsequious bureaucrats.

With the demand that we do away with the Electoral College and take the popular vote being pushed by the media, etc, all Americans need to know that the Electoral College is working exactly as our Founding Fathers intended.

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Timothy Snyder's Black Earth

William Kay

Climate Change isn’t an issue about which European politicians can simply agree to disagree about, and then move on. No, accepting the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming hypothesis, and implementing its concomitant catastrophic energy policies, are prerequisites to maintaining friendly relations with the EU. Europe’s climate-industrial complex is too big to fail.

As Donald Trump marches the English-speaking world out of Europe’s climate crusade transatlantic relations will surely plummet. At the same time, and to the mortification of Europeans, US-Russia relations will thaw. After all, it wasn’t Moscow that led a 30-year economic warfare campaign against America’s energy infrastructure via the ruse of Global Warming; no, that was our old "Allies” in Berlin.

Insights into European deep-state machinations can be gleaned from Timothy Snyder’s Black Earth: The Holocaust as History and Warning – published in 2015 by the German media conglomerate, Bertelsmann.

In addition to owning extensive television, magazine, music and e-business operations Bertelsmann is the world’s largest book publisher. They put out 15,000 titles a year under 250 seemingly independent labels.

Bertelsmann has been a family affair since 1835. Mohn family members and Mohn-controlled foundations own 100% of voting shares. Christoph Mohn is Chairman. His mother is Vice Chair. His sister is a director. Joining them on Bertelsmann’s board are officials from: Volkswagen, Nestle, E.ON, BMW, Henkel, and Daimler.

Bertelsmann was the main publisher of Nazi propaganda during the Third Reich. More recently the Mohns have been enmeshed in the uber-environmentalist Club of Rome. Over the past 40 years Bertelsmann has loosed an avalanche of hundreds of thousands of environmentalist magazine articles, news stories and books.

Black Earth was a collective endeavor. 14 archivists and librarians dug up the data. 30 academics and publishing execs reviewed drafts and submitted recommendations. The book was released simultaneously in every European language. It became a bestseller in four countries and won numerous awards.

Snyder is American-born but is better known in Europe than the USA. Much of his success derives from his involvement with the Vienna-based Institute for Human Sciences which employs 40 academics with funds from the Austrian and German governments. Their mission is to overcome obstacles to Central and Eastern Europe integration through re-writing history with "thematic daring.”

While not an outright work of Holocaust denial, Black Earth, forcefully deploys the controversial genres of: Holocaust Obfuscation, Double Genocide Theory, and Holocaust Inversion.

Black Earth is also a meticulously crafted enviro-propaganda text concluding with a long, preachy chapter on Global Warming. The book devotes more page-space to Climate Change than to Auschwitz. Snyder’s opinions about the dangers posed by Climate Change place him among the strident fringe of the Global Warming faithful.
He argues future Holocausts can be prevented with carbon taxes.

In 35 separate passages Black Earth affirms the Nazi-environmentalist connection. Professor Snyder claims Adolph Hitler’s core ideology consisted of:
a) A profound commitment to ecology;
b) A hostility to free market capitalism;
c) A belief in an overpopulation crisis;
d) A disdain for modern agricultural technology;
e) A deification of Nature; and
f) An overriding phobia that industrial activity was destroying Earth’s ecosystem.
In other words, Adolph Hitler was, by today’s standards, a typical environmentalist.

As an aside here, Snyder made an astonishing admission in an interview with The Atlantic magazine in 2015. He said that in 2010 he had a vague "intuition” that might be a connection between ecology and Hitler’s mindset. Re-reading Hitler’s writings convinced Snyder: "…in fact, that Hitler’s quite explicitly an ecological thinker, (and) that the planetary level is the most important level.”

Snyder obtained his PhD in History from Oxford in 1997. He then taught at Yale and Harvard. His field of expertise is Central European politics circa World War II. Yet somehow, in 2010 he possessed only an intuition of a connection between ecology and Nazism! By 2010 a dozen books describing in expansive and minute detail the ecological orientation of the Third Reich had rolled off the presses at Yale, Cambridge, etc. None of the works of the scholars who uncovered the eco-Nazi link appear in Black Earth’s 800-plus text bibliography. This suggest suppression of evidence on Snyder’s part and it also suggests Snyder is an intellectual poseur – a celebrity pundit who signs off on texts largely written by underlings.

Uniquely, Snyder’s team clumsily and unsuccessfully tries to use Hitler’s allegedly idiosyncratic ecologism to exonerate Europe’s other fascist dictators (whom he treats favourably) from any guilt for Hitlerite crimes.

The book traffics in anti-Americanism and anti-capitalism; both staples of Euro-fascism. The book overflows with a militant statism seldom heard in the English-speaking world. (To fascists, of course, the state-building project is a manifestation of the divine.)

Black Earth is a battle cry for Pan-German oligarchs and their ultranationalist Polish, Ukrainian, and Baltic clients. Snyder wrote this book while writing reams of articles for the mainstream media defending the 2014 overthrow of Ukraine’s lawfully elected government. In those articles, and in Black Earth, the Russians, particularly Vladimir Putin, are demonized. Most critically, Russian (and North American) fossil fuel reserves are deemed an existential threat to Earth’s ecosystem.

Tim Snyder is a Benedict Arnold. He’s an Ezra Pound. He’s a Tokyo Rose. His portrait shall forever hang in that shameful gallery of treasonous Americans whose ideology, vanity, and greed drove them into the arms of foreign reactionaries determined to scuttle the American project.

William Kay - ecofascism.com - Timothy Snyder's Black Earth
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpIYAcyJnH4

http://www.ecofascism.com/

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January 24, 2017

Trump continues to process "Dreamers"

Timothy Birdnow

Trump is breaking his promise on illegal immigration. His administration continues to process "dreamers" after he vowed to stop the tidal wave of illegals into this country.

According to Ed Stryker at American Thinker:

""When running for president, Donald Trump promised "immediate" action on the issue of illegal immigration. Since becoming president, however, he hasn't found the time to stop Obama's amnesty program for children of illegal aliens. As a result, not only is the program still in effect, but every day, the Trump administration is processing new illegals to grant amnesty to."

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Trump had better remember who brung him to the dance. Average Americans are really angry at this invasion of our country, and want it stopped. It may seem like the kind thing to do to allow people who were brought here illegally to stay, but is it any different from the damage we do when we incarcerate a criminal? Should we stop arresting and imprisoning criminals because their children may suffer?

The Constitution is not a suicde pact, nor are human rights. A nation has a right and a duty to control immigration and restrict access. In point of fact it is ultimately a good thing, because all we have done is allow other countries to export their "problem" citizens, the ones they can't care for. The end result is they do not have to address the problems causing their citizens to leave.

Meanwhile these people either become second class citizens - nay, subjects of the state - or we allow them to succeed at breaking our laws and stealing our jobs and social services.

Jesus said that the Shepherd comes through the sheep gate and anyone who enters by another route is a thief and a robber. He was right. And Jesus did not demand that Israel integrate the Samaritans, nor that they open their country to anyone who saw fit to enter.

So too, Nehemiah was judged righteous for building a wall around Jerusalem.

This notion that we have a duty to take in anyone who wishes is neither truly Christian nor American. If we really want to be kind to these people we would stop the flood of immigrants. How is promoting the wndering of the Earth an act of kindness?

We have concentric duties. Yes, we must be kind to the stranger, but our first duty is to our own. We seem to have forgotten that.

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Liberalism - the Angry God

Timothy Birdnow

The recent violence at the Trump inaugural and the seething hatred at the March of Dames has many scratching their heads at the anger that infects the Left. Conservatives don't get it; how can liberals be so enraged all the time, and so eager to smash things even when they have nothing constructive to replace things with? It's really not that hard.

Conservatives believe in a simple precept, that there is an objective reality created by Naturend Nature's God. WeE are not gods nor do we play them on television. Liberals believe they are. Even the "Religious Left" ultimately sees social justice as the ultimate end of Faith, and as a result they do not believe in the God of the Bible who seeks the salvation of souls, but rather in a social god of forces. The "Christian charity" of liberal religious revolves entirely around social justice and material charity. It seeks to go no deeper than that. In the end the religious left is as Godless as any Marxist, only they co-opt the language of Believers.

If you do not believe in objective reality you believe you can change things simply by an act of will. Nietzche's idea of the Superman had nothing on the modern left. They think reality is malleable, and that by belief and desire they can have that which they seek. The greatest example is the "transgender" issue; if a man wants to be a little girl he can be one by simply ignoring reality and making himself into a girl. Reality is a thing purely of the mind.

That is a violation of the First Commandment; thou Shalt Not have False Gods before Me. Liberals have problems with a few other Commandments; they often do not keep the Sabbath holy, nor do they avoid bearing false witness, and they covet, oh how they covet! They use the law to steal, too, but that's another topic...

At any rate, their whole problem stems from that pesky First Commandment. And being gods or worshipping the Creature rather than the Creator leads one to be quite angry when thwarted. Most pagan gods are perpetually angry.

This stuff has been metastasizing too, as the Left has inched closer to victory but hasn't been able to close the deal with the People. They once owned it all; academia, education, the news media. etc. and they have radically transformed America in their own image. The closer they have come the more they have gotten their hopes up. But just as they seemed on the verge of total victory they lost - and now they realize their advancing victory was always an illusion, something that was never as solid as they believed. They had built ice castles, and now those castles were melting.

See, if you believe this world is all there is you will work for, nay, must have, social justice. If not then life is a cruel, cruel joke. There is something inside Man that dessperately seeks justice, happiness, fairness. We don't get it in this life and never will. (In fact this is a good argument for the existence of God for if we evolved from some primordial slime and were governed by purely mechanistic forces we would never expect a fair shake.) So liberals - be they atheists or Christian liberals - simply cannot face the idea that there is no justice. It is intolerable to live a pointless life and then simply dying with neither joy nor victory. Now the true religious don't sweat it; God will make it right in the end. But we understand that doesn't mean on this Earth. Conservative Christians believe that Earth is but a "momentary light affliction" as Paul so eloquently refered to it. Heaven is what it is really about.

Not so the liberal who must make Heaven here and now. He is desperate to succeed in the limited time alloted him or her. To see the frantic efforts undertaken to "change the world" - even though they usually haven't thought out what it is they are trying to change it to - has failed they despair. And hatred is often the brother of despair.

As it says in the Book of Revelation "Woe unto the inhabitants of the Earth for Satan has come down to you in great wrath, for he knows his time is short."

Yes, it is like that.

And of course they assume their way is unquestionable; gods tend to do that.

So we shouldn't labor so hard to understand the Left's vicious hatred of us and to understand why they are so enraged by the outcome of this election. Were they not acting this way I would be forced to rethink my entire philosophical premise. But they are acting true to form, and they only emphasize the fact that they have enthroned themselves on the godhead, and angry gods they are indeed!

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More on the Inaugural Numbers

Timothy Birdnow

I said security may ave been responsible for keeping people off the Mall in Washington for Donald Trump's inaugural. Turns out I was right.

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2017/01/tsa_choke_points_kept_trump_supporters_off_the_mall.html

Ann Kane dishes at American Thinker:

"Six hundred fifty thousand general admission attendees were expected with 12 TSA checkpoints along the parade route and the mall. Two hundred fifty thousand who had tickets were processed through separate checkpoints. The TSA said they could screen 1,500 people per hour. So it would take 36 hours to process 18,000 per hour if crowds were evenly distributed throughout the day before the event.

Did the powers that be want to restrict access to Trump's inauguration so the media could claim that the crowds were much smaller than Obama's? And how in the world did 2 million people make it onto the mall back in 2008 if these same restrictions were in place?"

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Now remember the TSA is a unionized government agency and it would be in their interst - or at least make them feel good - to keep people away. Couple that with rain, with rioting and protesting, and with the fact that Obama was the boss until that very morning and we have a situation guaranteed to depress turnout.

The TSA certainly has proven horribly inefficient at processing airline passengers, so why did we expect them to do a good job here? And why are they even in charge here anyway? They were intended to screen luggage, not spectators.

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January 22, 2017

About that Inauguration Crowd

Timothy Birdnow

One of the more insidious things done by the Trumpophobic media in their coverage of the inauguration of Donald J. Trump was to push the meme that the crowd was so small - and by extension that the American People have buyer's remorse. Television reports continually shot photos of areas with few spectators, and much hay was made about how many more people attended Obama's inaugural than Trumps.

A few points to ponder here; first this was not all that cold but it was a wet, rainy, soggy day and that would keep spectators down. Second, much of the city was tied up wtih protests aka riots blocking up access.

In fact, the Park Police are not going to release any numbers on this. Why do you suppose that is? Trump wouldn't have been the guy to make this policy. http://jacksonville.com/news/2017-01-20/donald-trump-inauguration-crowd-appeared-comparatively-small

And, if the inaugural really was so small (and I have yet to see the actual numbers, an interesting point since they usually are johnnie on the spot with them) was it not perhaps down purposely to protect the President?

Look; Nature abhorrs a vacuum. If Trump supporters (and his rallies show they are legion) fail to show up at least his enemies would. His enemies may have been at protests, but they could also have shown up and booed him. They did not do that, and so a sparse crowd was present precisely where the President appeared - and where most of the television cameras were likewise.

It's a curious thing.

They also put those tarps up to protect the grass, forcing the crowd into a smaller area and thus making it look small.

I wonder about all this. During the course of the day I saw some people interviewed who said they didn't think they would be able to get onto the Mall. Why, if the crowd was so small?

I think that either they purposely tried to keep the crowd down to avoid an assassination attempt. There may have been credible intelligence suggesting something like that was in the works.

Also, if the crowd was smaller that is to be expected. Barack Obama drew all the unemployed and unemployables, while Trump's base is the hardscrabble blue collar types, those who actually have to earn their daily bread. Friday is still a work day for them. Obama was able to schlep in a bunch of idyll people.

Here is another interesting thing; The Trumpophobic Washington Post says:

"Friday’s Metro ridership was the lowest in at least two presidential Inaugurations, and also was lower than that of an average weekday, the agency said Saturday.”

Really?

Remember, inauguration day is a federal holiday. Everyone attended Barack Obama's inauguration precisely because he was the government president, the man who buttered the bureacrat's bread. Naturally they would attend, while they would NOT attend the man who promises to slash their work force.

But ridership should still have been up, what with all the protesters. The fact that it is down speaks volumes about the lack of numbers attending the counter-demonstrations.

Curiouser and curiouser.

By the way here is an article in the Atlantic about how crowd numbers are determined. Please not the density of the crowd in the photo. Doesn't look tiny to moi.

There is unquestionably more to this than meets the eye. Trump was always able to draw huge crowds, massive crowds. Why would that suddenly stop? The lying media would claim it's because somehow people awoke as if from a dream and realized they made this terrible mistake, but how likely is such a thing to happen so quickly? Even with the ridiculous Trump defamation document dump that the Left tried to use, it failed and polls show nobody believed them or care. So why would Trump suddenly lose his appeal?

Remember, Barack Obama held the reins until the moment Trump took the oath. I think they took steps to discourage the crowd. I believe there is a lot more to this story that will come out in the coming weeks.

By the way, 31 million viewers watched the inaugural, down from Obama's first inaugural (naturally since Obama was the first black President) but quite respectable. And here in St. Louis there was limited coverage as the netwroks seemed resentful of the whole matter. Oh, and there was an endless parade of negativity, something designed to drive away viewers.
















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