August 27, 2018

Great article on illegal alien crime & left's excuses

Jack Kemp

Here's the "money quote;"

Shaw Sr. warned of the consequences of sanctuary cities harboring criminal illegal aliens and not deporting them, of not enforcing existing immigration laws, and of open borders:

"My son, Jamiel Shaw II, was murdered while walking on his own street, three houses down from his home. An illegal alien on his first gun charge was visiting a neighbor when my son was coming home," Shaw testified. "He shot my son in the stomach and then in the head, killing him."

Shaw then asked an obvious question: "Do black lives really matter? Or does it matter only if you are shot by a white person or white policeman?"

All lives matter. So did the life of the he son of Donald Rosenberg, who would be alive today if he hadnâ„¢t in 2010 been run down while riding on his motorcycle by an illegal alien who made an illegal left turn and then ran over him three times as he tried to flee the scene. Rosenberg, who describes himself as a â lifelong, very liberal Democratâ€Â calculated that his son was among 3,000 Americans killed by illegal aliens in car crashes in 2010. In a letter quoted by the Washington Times that he wrote to President Obama, Rosenberg said:

"My son and all of the others are considered collateral damage in the quest for votes and campaign contributions", he wrote. "Illegal immigration is not a victimless crime."

Indeed, it is not, and the question asked by many families like, the Shaws, the Steinles, the Tibbetts and the Rosenbergs is -- wasnâ€â„¢t America supposed to be our sanctuary?"

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August 26, 2018

The Sexual Politics of de Sade in the Church

Timothy Birdnow

Our very own Fay Voshell has an outstanding analysis of the Catholic Church's sex abuse scandal. See it at Life Site News.

Here are a few excerpts: more...

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President is turning the screws on Little Rocket Man

Dana Mathewson

From ]the Hill:

From the Hill article:

"President Trump Donald John Trump McCain's body arrives at Phoenix-area mortuary to cheers of 'I love you, John' Trudeau praises McCain as an 'American patriot and hero' Bush, Obama asked to give eulogies at McCain's funeral: report MORE on Friday said he has asked Secretary of State Mike Pompeo Michael (Mike) Richard Pompeo North Korea talks draw fresh scrutiny after canceled meeting South Korea: Delaying Pompeo’s trip to North Korea ‘unfortunate’ Trump plays with North Korean fire and fury by canceling Pompeo trip MORE to put off his planned visit to North Korea and accused Pyongyang of slow-walking efforts to dismantle its nuclear program.

The decision marks a rare admission from Trump that North Korea’s denuclearization is not going as well as hoped.

Trump proclaimed after his meeting in Singapore with Kim in mid-June that North Korea is "no longer a nuclear threat.”

Trump in the same series of tweets on Friday also accused China of not "helping with the process of denuclearization as they once were,” pointing to "our much tougher Trading stance” with the nation as the cause of the rift."


"The Treasury Department on Wednesday targeted a Chinese shipping firm and its Singapore-based affiliate for violating financial sanctions meant to cut off foreign aid to North Korea’s economy.

The penalties are part of the Treasury Department’s newest effort to punish North Korea’s economic benefactors as the Trump administration looks to achieve a nuclear disarmament deal with Pyongyang."

End excerpt.

As William Katz points out at Urgent Agenda, the good liberals at The Hill turn this into a Trump-bashing exercise rather than see it for what it is - a sound negotiating technique. Of course, the Swamp doesn't want trump to succeed, and if he does they don't want him getting credit. After all, it proves that their practices and strategies are hopelessly bankrupt.

David Dickinson adds:

To all the previous presidents who still have a functioning brain and the ability to comprehend basic stuff, this is how you negotiate and deal with tyrants, particularly the North Korean ones. Also, if you've been watching, President Trump has demonstrated how to deal with China on trade as well, and his handling of our allies is a thing of beauty.

The way you guys did it? Not so much.

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Humberto Fontova proves JFK exploited a 19 year old girl, plus more

Jack Kemp

Humberto Fontova proves JFK exploited a 17 year old girl, plus more[link]
President Trump, You Are No JFK

A teaser:

"JFK had a legendary love life. Did one of his affairs connect him with the mob? (CNN, promoting its Kennedy family hagiography, March 31, 2018.)

Legendary, whether morally-neutral or complimentary or both-- is not exactly the terminology CNN is employing with regard to President Trump's love life.

Consensual and discreet adulterous affairs distant (both time-wise and geographically) from the White House do not qualify a "love life" "legendary" with CNN.

But apparently, feeding amyl-nitrate poppers to a starstruck 19 year-old, taking her virginity in the very White House bed and directing her to fellate a 50-year old friend while watching does.

Or has CNN forgotten about Mimi Alford?

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The Left V. World

Dana Mathewson

From Urgent Agenda

This is a brilliant excerpt from Ben Shapiro at UA. Read it all.

The end comment comes from Katz and is brilliant summation:

"One of the best comments I've heard recently is that the difference between conservatives and liberals is that conservatives believe they have the better argument, but that liberals believe they're better people. I think that's true. Liberals, as they move further left, are drifting toward a kind of master race theory...where they are the master race. We know where that has led before. It won't be any different this time."

End excerpt.

Jack Kemp adds:

And another of the best comments I've seen recently was in a recent Amer. Thinker article called "Trump, Socialism, and the Jews" by Alexander G. Markovsky.

It states: The old saw, "There are two types of Jews: those who believe that Judaism is about social justice and those who know Hebrew," contains more than a kernel of truth. END QUOTE

I say, "Ani maskim meah achuz." That's Hebrew for "I agree one hundred percent."

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Wolves are helping war vets deal with PTSD

Jack Kemp

The article below doesn't say if women veterans are in this program but the website does. It says:

LARC has always devoted itself to our returning military men and women, and we understand that the price of freedom is not free. LARC understands that many returning combat veterans feel displaced and disconnected upon their return. The veterans enrolled in our program get a chance to heal with our back-to-nature eco-therapy approach. More specifically, each veteran is paired with another veteran who is further along in the process, and they work side-by-side caring for a similar sentient being (wolves, parrots, horses, etc.) who has also suffered from trauma. More often than not, a returning infantryman who wrestles with being a killer or a father can find a compatible soul in the wolfdog who struggles with being a dog or a wolf. At LARC, we are aware that there is no cure for PTSD and survivors̢ۉ㢠guilt, but what we offer is a safe place, supported by our staff to explore these events and to understand that healing is possible.


I looked at their website at and found that outside of Dr. Lorin Lindner, the rest of CURRENT staff are males. The contact information page is at


Wolves are helping war vets deal with PTSD

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The UnCatholic Pope Francis

Fay Voshell

"Is the Pope Catholic?"

As this document proves, he isn't. Last post on the AT matter.

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John McCain RIP

Dana Mathewson

I will not dance on his grave. But I won't miss him.

From Tim:

McCain was an honorable man in his youth who was seduced by adulation from the media. It's a shame, because he was once solidly conservative and a true friend of the nation. In the end he was a bitter backstabber. Oh, and his campaign finance reform will do more damage than all the good he did in life - campaign finance laws are what the Left has used against multiple conservatives (Dinesh D'Souza, for instance) and they plan to take Trump down with them, too. 

McCain supported those laws as a way to cover up his dishonesty with the Keating Five scandal, of which he was a prime member.

That said, I do pray for his soul and hope he finds peace wherever he has gone.

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August 25, 2018

Your history lesson for today

Dana Mathewson

I thought it might be nice to take a break from the steady drumbeat of politics and go back a few years -- 203 years, in fact -- to the Battle of Waterloo, which finally ended the career of Napoleon. The weather played a crucial role in his defeat. The wet, muddy conditions led Napoleon to delay his attack and allowed the Prussians and British to meet up, presenting forces superior to Napoleon's.

Scientists are now blaming those wet, muddy conditions on... a huge volcanic eruption halfway around the world.

A devastating volcanic eruption on the other side of the world contributed to Napoleon’s defeat in the Battle of Waterloo, scientists say. Fascinating new research released Wednesday makes a remarkable link between to two events.

For years, historians have cited rainy and muddy conditions on the day of the battle as a factor in the French Army’s famous defeat on June 18, 1815. Waterlogged conditions at the battle site prompted Napoleon to delay his troops’ attack until the ground dried out. The decision is regarded as a critical error, as it gave Prussian troops time to join their British-led allies in the clash with Napoleon’s army.

The battle, a decisive victory for forces led by the Duke of Wellington and the Prussian Field Marshal Blucher, changed the course of European history.

(I have to admit that when I saw the Prussian Field Marshal's name, I heard horses neighing loudly. If you remember Mel Brooks' movie Young Frankenstein, you'll catch the reference.)

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August 24, 2018

Ocasio-Cortez claims solidarity with cab drivers

Dana Mathewson

And of course you can hear the other shoe dropping. I don't think the Left invented hypocrisy but they are sure doing a great job of raising it to a high art.

New York Socialist Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez once blamed ride-sharing giant Uber for leading a yellow cab driver to suicide. Her campaign then took $4,000 worth of Uber rides.

But Ocasio-Cortez, who rose to prominence after defeating top Democrat Joe Crowley in the party’s U.S. House primary in June, is no fan of Uber, if you read her statements on social media.

She frequently criticized the ride-hailing company for what she sees as underpaying its drivers, decrying their pay as "exploitation” if they don’t get at least $15 an hour, the so-called living wage.

And so forth. The article, from Fox News, is here:
Read it to see what other ride-sharing company she's been using instead of helping to keep traditional medallion-buying taxi owners afloat.

Dear Readers, I hope it doesn't look as if I'm running a one-man crusade against the lovely Ms. Ocasio-Cortez. It's just that she's set herself up as a great punching bag, shooting herself in the foot just about every time she makes a public statement.

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Fed Attempting to Drown Trump Recovery in Swamp Water

Timothy Birdnow

The Federal Reserve is raising interest rates again, the fifth time since Donald Trump took office.

Donald Trump is not pleased.

Trump is trying to renegotiate all manner of trade agreements, and to do that he needs liquidity in the market - something raising rates will not help. As he stated: more...

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August 23, 2018

The Weiner laptop revisited

Dana Mathewson

We aren't talking hot dogs here. And I know this distracts from other "news of the day," including the president's acolytes who are in trouble with the law, er, Mueller. But we still have not gotten near the bottom of the Hillary e-mail situation.

Power Line has an excellent reduction of Paul Sperry's exhaustive article from RealClearPolitics today. Rather than give you excerpts, I think it's best to hand you the link and urge you to dive in. But I'll warn you, the pool is deep. The article on RCP is some 7000 words long.

But if any of you think Hillary is being persecuted unfairly by the FBI, I think you'll change your mind after reading this:

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Americans stand with Mollie Tibbetts, Kate Steinle

Dana Mathewson

The estimable Tammy Bruce writes the following on Fox News:

Knowing Kate Steinle’s name has been painful enough. We know of her because she was killed by a criminal illegal alien in 2015. We now know Mollie Tibbetts’ name, murdered last month, and an illegal alien has been arrested for that crime as well.

For many who did not originally support Donald Trump for president, a turning point for us was the existential danger of our open southern border. In Trump, it became clear we had a candidate who understood and was serious about dealing with the disaster of our southern border. Being blunt about the criminals enjoying the open door into our nation, liberals and the establishment gave us our first taste of the hysteria about President Trump that would come to consume them.

And then in July of 2015, Kate Steinle was shot to death by a criminal illegal alien who had been put back onto the street through San Francisco’s sanctuary policy. If they had just turned Kate’s killer over to ICE when they wanted him, she would be alive today. A San Francisco jury inexplicably found him not guilty of both murder and manslaughter. They did find him guilty of a lesser charge of being a felon in possession of a gun.

Now we know Mollie Tibbetts’ name. Hers is a horror story of a college student going out for a jog in her small Iowa town. She was found dead in a cornfield, and authorities arrested a man who the police say confessed to stalking her, but then "blacked out” during the time he allegedly murdered her. He thought to look in his truck, found her dead body, and then buried her in the field.

He, too, is an illegal alien, living in that Iowa town for at least 4 years, perhaps as many as 7. Law enforcement doesn’t really know.

Mollie is another of so many in this country, who were victimized and harmed by people who should never have been here. Sure, there’s danger everywhere, and yet there is a simple fact: The horror of Mollie’s last moments leading to her death would not have happened had her alleged killer not been in this country.

For perspective, ‘For America,’ the grassroots conservative action group, reminded us by tweeting the toll exacted on too many families in our country: "Mollie Tibbetts, Kate Steinle,, Tessa Tranchant Dominic Durden, Grant Ronnenbeck, Jamica Williams, Kevin Will, Nabra Hassanen, Jamiel Shaw, Jose Chavez, Lauren Bump, Sarah Root, Edwin Jackson … and thousands more. None of their killers should have been in this country.”

Liberals are already refusing to acknowledge the truth of the matter. CNN must have been in a tizzy trying to figure out how to report, but not report, the story and decided on this nonsense for a headline: "Man arrested in connection with disappearance of Mollie Tibbetts.” They couldn’t even be honest about her death. No wonder CNN is being beaten in the ratings by "Ancient Aliens.”

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Super Eid is here

Dana Mathewson

I thought this was Minnesota I lived in, but apparently I was wrong. During the night recently, I must have been transported to Saudi Arabia, or perhaps Somalia. Can't say I'm all that happy about it!

Animal sacrifice! Tell me what you think are the chances of that happening if Christians or Jews practiced that, and we had a big celebration in a stadium that can, and did, host a Super Bowl?


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Priest Assaulted in Indiana

Dana Mathewson

Somehow, guys, I don't think this is the answer!

But I fear we knew this was coming. There's a "subset" of this country that thinks this is the way to do things these days. rime-police-say.html


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Venezuela's got problems!

Dana Mathewson

Ms. Occasional Cortez (as one commenter calls her) really should read this. Or better yet, somebody should read it to her and explain it, in short words that she could understand. the_mother_of_all_human_waves_outward_begins.html

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America First Energy Conference

Paul Driessen

The recent America First Energy Conference was a crucially important event that all Americans need to hear about. In their article, Dr. Jay Lehr and Tom Harris describe some of the fascinating presentations made at the New Orleans conference, especially those that demonstrated why inexpensive, abundant fossil fuels are critical to the freedom and prosperity of America, and ultimately the entire free world.

The results are absolutely appalling, said Kathleen Hartnett White, when the poorest people in the world are forced to use costly solar and wind energy – and are deprived of inexpensive, efficient fossil fuels. Carbon dioxide, Dr. Roy Spencer explained, is not the great threat that environmental extremists make it out to be; it is a miracle molecule that makes life possible on planet Earth. more...

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Depends on what the meaning of "is" is, I guess

Dana Mathewson

Remember what "is" means. t-mean-he-was-committing-treason.html

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August 22, 2018

Mollie Tibbetts murder suspect allegedly passed E-Verify system

Dana Mathewson

Looking back a few weeks, I note that we have ignored the story of poor Mollie Tibbetts, missing from her home for around a month and just turning up dead, apparently murdered by an illegal alien farmhand working a few miles from her home. I hasten to add that in this country, people are, or should be, considered innocent unless or until proven guilty. However, in this story the farmhand tends to convict himself by his words. There was no lawyer present, however, and when this case goes to court you can be sure the story will change.

The reason I'm posting this is to call attention to the apparent fact that he may have beaten the E-Verify system. Now, we know that no system put in place by a government is perfect (now that I've said that in public, I imagine I can expect a loud knock on my front door soon), but. . . Well, let's see what the article has to say:

The Mexican national accused of murdering college student Mollie Tibbetts in Iowa last month lived in the United States illegally for several years -- but was reportedly still able to pass a government system designed to weed out illegal immigrants from obtaining American jobs by using a stolen ID.

Cristhian Rivera, 24, was arrested and charged with first-degree murder Tuesday after the body of Tibbetts, a 20-year-old University of Iowa student, was discovered in a cornfield about 12 miles southeast of Brooklyn, where she was last seen running. Police said Rivera was in the country illegally and an immigration detainer was placed on him after his arrest.

Rivera's employer, Yarrabee Farms, confirmed Tuesday that Rivera worked at the farm for four years and said Rivera passed the federal E-Verify check, which is intended to maintain a database of I-9 forms and tax records of employees across the country.

A law enforcement official told the Washington Post that Rivera used a stolen ID to thwart the E-Verify check conducted by Yarrabee Farms – which experts told Fox News is one way to show that the system is not foolproof.

AHA! A stolen ID. No system in the world, that I'm aware of at least, can withstand something like that.

"E-Verify has prevented a lot of illegal aliens from getting jobs. It’s the best system out there,” former ICE acting director Thomas Homan told "Fox & Friends” on Wednesday, though he added there are ways to beat the system in "rare circumstances.”

"I would be interested to know is: Did they really run this person in E-Verify? And what failed?” he said.

Immigration officials have not confirmed to Fox News if Rivera’s identity was entered into the E-Verify database. Authorities have said he arrived to the U.S. illegally from Mexico at some point between 4 and 7 years ago.

4 and 7 years ago. Sigh! Part of Saint Barack's diversity initiative?

I wonder just when the law-abiding citizens of this great country of ours will have finally had enough, and will demand that the administration do something about it? This was one of the main things that Donald Trump based his presidential campaign on, if I remember correctly, and a large number of voters said YES. I realize Mr. Trump can't do the job alone, but those of us who have Republican Representatives and Senators need to let them know our wishes (it's probably a waste of time to bother the donkeys unless you live in a "red state" and they are up for election this year).

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Being polically tone-deaf is bad enough, but. . .

Dana Mathewson

When it hits you right in the face and you don't even recognize it -- AND you're a leftist political candidate in the bargain, well. . .

Here's the liberals' shiny new toy, Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez, lamenting the closing of a favorite local coffee shop, and totally ignoring the fact that the ballooning minimum wage, which she supports with all her socialist heart, was the cause.

New York Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez portrays herself as "a normal, working person," but one of her positions may have helped 150 people lose their jobs.

After enduring mockery for declaring Sunday that a walk in a national park was an example of democratic socialism, Ocasio-Cortez lamented Monday the shutting down of an iconic New York coffee shop that closed mostly due to a higher minimum wage – which Ocasio-Cortez supported.

"The restaurant I used to work at is closing its doors. I swung by today to say hi one last time, and kid around with friends like old times,” the congressional candidate reminisced on Twitter. "I’m a normal, working person who chose to run for office, because I believe we can have a better future.”


Ocasio-Cortez, who rose to prominence after defeating top Democrat Joe Crowley in the party’s primary election in June, has campaigned on the issue of minimum wage, arguing for a $15 federal minimum wage, up from $7.25, insisting that it won’t have any negative consequences for businesses.

During her appearance on "The Daily Show” with Trevor Noah, Ocasio-Cortez was pressed whether her suggestion of $15 minimum wage wouldn’t tank the economy. She cited the example of Seattle, which voted four years ago to gradually increase the hourly minimum to $15 over several years.

Yet Seattle is a troubling case, as research from the University of Washington's School of Public Policy and Governance found that the higher minimum wage led to significant job declines and actually left the poorest worst off in the city, the Washington Post reported.

The study estimated that low-wage jobs in the city dropped by 9 percent since 2016 and "hourly wages in such jobs increased by around 3 percent.” As a result, the study said, the city’s average worker lost $125 a month thanks to the minimum wage hike.

I guess it's all a matter of embracing the ideology just because she wants to be on the right side of history. Or something like that. It doesn't have to make sense.

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