March 05, 2017

Man Arrested For String of Anti-Semitic Threats is Trump-Hating Journalist

Jack Kemp

If you go to the link, you will see text of tweets that I could not copy. The alleged perpatratior is the black guy in the picture. The white guy in the smaller picture is the author of this article
Wow: Man Arrested For String of Anti-Semitic Threats is Trump-Hating Journalist Fired for Spreading Fake News

Guy Benson

Let's start with an important caveat: The man just arrested for phoning in bomb threats to Jewish centers is not the party responsible for the large majority of those recent hateful acts. That perpetrator, or those perpetrators, remain unknown and at large, according to authorities. No, Mr. Thompson was a copycat offender (eight times over, allegedly), and -- in light of The Narrative on such things -- quite a surprising one at that. Unreal:

A man allegedly waging an intense campaign of harassment against a former lover was responsible for bomb threats against the Anti-Defamation League and some Jewish centers around the country, authorities said Friday. Law enforcement sources told NBC 4 New York the 31-year-old suspect, Juan Thompson, was arrested in St. Louis in connection with multiple threats against Jewish centers, including some in the New York tri-state area...he FBI complaint quotes Thompson’s purported Twitter account as saying on Feb. 24, "Know any good lawyers? Need to stop this nasty/racist #whitegirl I dated who sent a bomb threat in my name & wants me to be raped in jail.” That same Twitter account was also linked to a journalist, Juan Thompson, who wrote for online publication The Intercept from late 2014 until early 2016. In February 2016, The Intercept said Thompson fabricated quotes in his stories and created fake email accounts to impersonate people.

I've long been a proponent of refusing to hold the terrible actions of one person, or a small group of people, against their entire political "side." Partisans on both ends of the spectrum engage in this sort of guilt-by-association demaogoguery -- whether it's liberals tarring the pro-life movement when some maniac plants a bomb or attacks a clinic, or conservatives maligning the entirety of Black Lives Matter based on words or conduct of indefensible outliers. But because many on the Left and in the media have simply assumed that a recent spate of anti-Semitic threats must have come from a white nationalist, this glimpse into Mr. Thompson's apparent worldview seems relevant:

It appears as though the man is an unstable, Trump-hating racist, as his Twitter feed is littered with anti-Trump, anti-capitalism, and anti-white messages. A few examples:

He also expressed moral indignation over -- wait for it -- violent threats against Jewish centers:


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4 Schumer scandals

Jack Kemp forwards this:

Larry Clayman

Fabrications of a link between Russia and President Donald Trump’s election campaign are reaching a fevered pitch in Washington. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is demanding that Attorney General Jeff Sessions resign after only about 22 days on the job.
President Trump is aiming to drain the swamp in the District of Corruption (D.C.) and hired Sessions as the principal government leader in that effort. Well, Schumer is one of the chief alligators in that swamp. Schumer is the successor to former corrupt Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid in more ways than one, including as the chief proponent of hypocrisy and deceit. Not surprisingly, it turns out the alligators don’t want to see the swamp drained.

As a former federal prosecutor of the U.S. Department of Justice, I take special interest and particular affront at watching calls for Sessions to resign. Inside the Department of Justice (DOJ), when there is no evidence whatsoever of anything to investigate much less of any wrongdoing, the DOJ I knew did not generally chase phantoms.


Second, as the Gateway Pundit reported Friday, Schumer hosted Putin in New York in 2003 at the opening of the first LUKOIL gas station in the U.S. Multiple photographs, including from the Associated Press, of Schumer and Putin are now surfacing.
But this goes deeper. Arranging for Russia’s massive oil empire, chiefly LUKOIL, to open up in New York state surely required a great deal of government maneuvering, meaning "grease,” by the senior senator from New York, Chuck Schumer. What deals were struck between Putin and Schumer to get Russia’s premiere oil company to do business in New York? How did the current minority leader of the U.S. Senate get LUKOIL through regulatory hurdles, environmental regulation, etc.? It is hard for a U.S. citizen to start a business. But Russia had no problem opening up gas stations in Schumer’s home state?
The public has a right to know all the facts. What favors did Schumer receive from Russia? Schumer implies that Russia is corrupt and engages in payoffs. Why is Schumer so convinced of that, after personally doing deals with Putin to bring LUKOIL to New York? New York state has an enormous ethnic Russian population, including at Brighton Beach. New York City even has its own Russian-language radio station. What are Schumer’s connections to the Kremlin, through the large Russian constituency in his home state?

It is ironic and more than hypocritical that Schumer and his leftist comrades, like Obama, Nancy Pelosi, Bernie Sanders, Elizabeth Warren, Holder, the ACLU, George Soros and other socialist agitators and counter-revolutionaries, are so exercised over Trump’s contacts with Russia. In reality, these leftists feel more affinity to the former Soviet Union and now Russia than this country. Bernie even took his honeymoon in Moscow, the mecca of the left.
Third, Schumer helped cause the collapse of IndyMac Bank, which was a primary trigger of the 2008 collapse of the housing market and mortgage industry and resulting economic crisis. Schumer’s (unnecessarily) public letter claiming that IndyMac was insolvent helped spark a panic that created a self-fulfilling prophesy. We will find out what Schumer did to help create the worst economic collapse since President Carter.

Fourth, Schumer helped spark the inquisition of tea party groups. Schumer’s public letter to the Internal Revenue Service urged a redefinition of 501(c)(4) organizations to target conservative public-policy efforts. Lois Lerner and others implemented that detailed attack in persecuting tea party and other conservative organizations. We will demand all documents of Schumer’s involvement in attacking the First Amendment rights of U.S. citizens.

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March 03, 2017

Threats to Jewish Centers Came from a Black Bernie Supporter

Timothy Birdnow

Looks like one of the scumbags who have been threatening Jewish synogogues nationwide is a black man from north St. Louis - and a Bernie Sanders supporter.

Gateway Pundit has the scoop:

"Juan Thompson, from North St. Louis, made threats to at least 8 different Jewish Centers.

Thompson was making bomb threats in his former girlfriend’s name to Jewish Centers."

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And apparently he was some kind of a journalist!

I have stated publicly that the desecration of a Jewish cemetary in University City was probably an act by Black Lives Matter and not some white Trumpians. This only buttresses my argument.

How much air time will the media give this? They have purposely given a false impression and will now be quite cavalier in setting the record straight.

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Claire McCaskill Lies About Meeting with Russian Ambassador

Timothy Birdnow

With Democrats launching ferocious attacks on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, "Air Claire" McCaskill, Missouri's answer to Snow White's Evil Queen, has pointed her crooked finger while failing to gaze into the mirror to honesty appraise her own visage. In point of fact, she has lied to the media about her own meetings with the Russian ambassador, despite photographic evidence proving she is not truthful.

Here is the evidence:

The internet just doesn't forget, Claire old girl.  And watch those poison apples; you might accidentally bite one yourself.

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Jeff Sessions Makes a Yuuggee Mistake

Timothy Birdnow

Over at American Thinker J. Marsolo argues quite convincingly that Jeff Sessions made a big mistake in recusing himself from any investigations over Russia. I concur; it was a serious, profound mistake and may wind up costing Sessions his job or at best make him an impotent AG.

Marsolo writes:

"As part of the Opposition Party's campaign, it is now a political crime for a member of the Trump administration to have spoken with anyone from the Russian government before the election, and there must be investigations.

First we had General Flynn. Now the Opposition Party is in full attack mode. Nancy Pelosi and Chuck "Lightweight" Schumer demand the resignation of Attorney General Sessions because he spoke with the Russian ambassador.

This had its intended effect. Sessions announced on March 3 that he will recuse himself from any investigation of Russian "interference" in our election.

Sessions should not have recused himself. He did nothing wrong. By recusing himself, he adds credibility to the baseless charges. He spoke with the Russian ambassador? Big deal. He did not sell uranium to Russia. He did not run guns to Mexico as Eric Holder did in Fast and Furious. He did not meet, as Loretta Lynch did, with Bill Clinton the day before the FBI questioned Hillary, not under oath, and then the FBI gave Hillary a pass.

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No he should not have. There are multiple reasons; first, there is no crime here and there is no conflict of interest so Sessions had no reason to do this. The reality is such a recusal makes Sessions LOOK guilty; this is the old "have you stopped beating your wife" routine and Sessions just said "why yes I have". Don't think for a minute that this recusal won't be used against him and other Trump people now that it's on record.

Second, it must be understood what the Democrats and media hope to achieve here. In general they want an atmosphere of corruption, to make it look like Trump has been in bed with the Russians all along and to alter the history books so that it becomes an established fact that the Russians stole the election for him. This is the Big Lie spoken of by Joseph Goebbles; tell a big enough lie and nobody will disbelieve it. In the end it beccomes the truth as far as many are concerned. So Trump becomes an illigitimate President. But they can't get Trump himself on this (not for lack of trying) so they are going to pick away at his people. Sessions is perhaps the most important of them all, because he has the power to dig into the corruption that has infected the Democratic Party and they full well know it. Why do you think Trump dropped the business about prosecuting Hillary after the election? Because he knew this wass what would happen, and he hoped to get Sessions in securely enough. The Attorney General is the one who will conduct investigations, investigations of the Clinton Foundation, of vote fraud, of collusion between the Clinton camp and the DNC and the media. Sessions is the guy who can get the truth on some of the more annoying Republicans too, like John McCain or any of the NeverTrumpers who actively worked with the Democrats to fix the election. The Democratic Party has been a criminal. enterprise for some time now, cheating at will, and a strong, active AG could bring their political empire crashing down. There really is no choice; they must either remove Sessions and replace him with a more pliant guy or neuter him with fake scandal.

As Senator Palpatine said in Star Wars; the Phantom Menace "he is mired by baseless accusation of scandal". Now, so many of the Democrats and media types saw that movie...

Sessions must be mired by such accusations. They know that.

Which is why Sessions should not have given them the time of day here, and certainly should not have made this pledge. It makes him look guilty. It also chums the water, attracting the school of sharks, who see Sessions as vulnerable. This was why Trump should never have asked for Michael Flynn's resignation; you give these people a crack and they will push it open, like a weed.

Yesterday I heard Mark Davis, sitting in for Dennis Praeger on his radio show, sneer at a caller who suggested we launch counter-investigations. The caller suggested we bring back the Hillary e-mails, or dig up some new dirt, and Davis mocked the idea, saying it was old news and stupid. "we need to be doing exactly what we are doing" Davis admonished. Davis is profoundly wrong; this is the traditional way Republicans handled these kinds of attacks, and they are why the GOP has failed so miserably to advance any sort of agenda over the decades. The caller was absolutely correct; the best defense is a strong offense. You change the subject when you attack, and the Democrats and media then are forced to defend. It really is simple; any football fan knows the fastest way to lose a game is to go into the prevent defense. That's exactly what happened in the last Super Bowl where the Atlanta Falcons had what should have been an insurmountable lead but lost the game after wasting a half trying to protect that lead rather than increase it. Or, as George Patton once said, fixed fortifications are a monument to Man's stupidity, meaning if all you do is defend you will be destroyed.

Trump never fought that way; he always counter-attacked. Yet so many - even on our own side - keep pushing the ridiculous notion that Trump should tone it down, should quit counterpunching. I hate to remind everyone but Trump won both in the primaries and the general election by punching back. If he starts listening to the conventional wisdom he will be George W. Bushed. This imbecilic advice has never worked, yet the GOP seems incapable of learning that fact. The Democrats never do what the GOP advises sTrump or others to do; why should anyone listen to the perennial losers?

But it appears Trump's ear is being bent here, and he's making the unfortunate mistake of giving an inch.

I fear Trump is used to real negotiations where there is a give and take. He doesn't understand that the Left, the Democrats, and the media don't think they have to give. Any concession is viewed as weakness.

Sadly, Jeff Sessions just stepped into the quicksand. They laid a trap for him and now he is ensnared. If he does get out he will have to be a good little boy or face renewed wrath. It's how the Democrats have done things for decades.

Anyone remember the attacks on Reagan's people? James Watts, for instance, was forced out for absolutely no good reason; he used some not politically correct terms when describing a committee ("we have a jew, a woman, a black, and a cripple") and was forced out. This is an old tactic the Democrats have used. It should never be allowed; a firewall is needed to block the attacks. Like a classic crust defense, the line will be overrun if one break occurs. Our side simply must get that through their thick skulls.

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Kaepernick news, pt. 2

Jack Kemp

"Former San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick created quite the controversy last year by refusing to stand for the National Anthem before football games. Now that he's a free agent in need of a gig, he'll be standing for the 2017 season according to ESPN:

Sure he'll stand. He's got no paycheck and is desperately trying to get a job.

The trouble is, those pick up games in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park with ex-high school players don't usually have any one singing the National Anthem before they start on a Saturday afternoon.

And he may indeed eventually stand for the National Anthem....But it will be "O Canada."

You know, speaking of Kaepernick soon possibly having to stand for "O Canada," when I was in my teens and twenties, I attended National Hockey League games in New York City. Before the game, they played the Canadian National Anthem along with The Star Spangled Banner. Just about everyone in the arena stood, out of respect, for the national anthem of a country that still was and is loyal to the British Crown. In fact, since "O Canada" wasn't officially made the National Anthem until 1967, as best I recall, I may have well have stood for none less than the music of "God Save the Queen" or a similar alternative Canadian anthem. I certainly do not share the political allegences of the Canadians. But all us snarky New Yorkers stood out of respect for the other country which supplied two teams to the League, the Montreal Canadiens and the Toronto Maple Leafs, and whose citizens were the vast majority of the players on all of its teams. Perhaps Kaepernick should go to a home game of the nearby NHL San Jose (California) Sharks and practice standing for two national anthems. He might begin to learn something. Of course, after "leading" the 49ers to a two wins and fourteen losses season and being cut from the team, he may have begun to learn something already.

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Ted Cruz: Right Way to end Obamacare

Jack Kemp

"Is Obamacare Republicans’ Waterloo?” That was the question a reporter posed a couple weeks ago. It’s the narrative increasingly being pushed by the media, and starting to become conventional wisdom in Washington.

My response? What the press doesn’t understand is that Obamacare, in practice, has proven to be a disaster, and it’s hurting millions of people. We’ve had three elections that focused on Obamacare repeal, 2010, 2014 and 2016. All three were massive victories for Republicans. If that’s Waterloo, we could use a few more of them.

So, how do we go forward? Here are two overarching principles, three concrete steps and six areas of consensus to guide us.
Two overarching principles

Read the entire article at Politico.

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March 02, 2017

Liberals Attempt to NcCarthy Jeff Sessions

Timothy Birdnow

The fake news media is now employing the Russian scare to try to take out Jeff Sessions.

That is why you never give them an inch; when the media got one scalp over this business they taasted blood and liked it. Now they are going big game hunting.

This is not an issue in any sense of the word; Sessions was not in the Trump campaign if and when he spoke to a Russian; he was a U.S. Senator.

Funny how Ted Kennedy's letter to the Soviets to work out a way to counteract the Reagan policies was perfectly fine, but if anyone in the Trump camp has so much as bade a good morning to a Russian they are traitors.

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Hypocrisy of Liberal Media and Dems Criticizing Gold Star Mom

Timothy Birdnow

Liberals are aghast at Trump for honoring the widow of a fallen special forces soldier; on the View the bevvy of harpies slammed Trump for "exploiting" Carryn Owens, wife of fallen hero and Navy Seal Ryan Owens. And not to be outdone lefty Democrat operative Dan Grilo called the grieving widow an "idiot". Mark Halperin called it "unseemly" and so did just about every other media and political figure on the left.

Strange; none of them complained when Hillary used the Khan family to attack Donald Trump. Then the gold star Muslim parents had "absolute moral authority".

Funny, they never questioned Cindy Sheehan, the gold star mom who called George W. Bush a "war criminal".

There were no complaints when Sharon Belkafor, a gold star mom, introduced Barack Hussein Obama (peace be upon him) at the 2015 Democratic National Convention.

How about Michelle DeFord, who lost a son in Iraq and was exploited by the Democrats in anti-Trump ads during the election?

The hypocrisy of the Dems is understandable; they are in the business to hurt Republicans, not play nice. But the media is another matter, and if they want to have any credibility they have to maintain some level of objectivity. To trash Donald Trump for this is the heighth of hypocrisy.

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Only if they Assimilate

Dana Mathewson

Dennis Prager nails it (as usual).


Yep. You aren't an immigrant if you plan to keep your own culture after you come here - you are an invader. Lot of good that did for the Austrian Empire, or the Romans...

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March 01, 2017

Trump Rightly Blames Obama for Rioting, Protests

Dana Mathewson

He's absolutely right; but it doesn't look good for him to say it. It should come from someone else.

Trump: Obama and former aides behind protests, leaks.

President Trump said Tuesday he believes former President Barack Obama and his top aides are behind the protests and leaks that have tormented the new administration – and he doesn’t expect it to stop anytime soon.

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A Case Study of Fake News

Dana Mathewson

A good one from Power Line.

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The Pen is Mightier than the Sword

Dana Mathewson

Received this from a former boss. Sounds like a good idea. You see anything wrong with it?

See our website at:

He is delivering, and now it’s time to show your support for our new President.

Let's show the media, hollyweed, and Chuckie Schumer that the majority rules. If not for anything it will be a riot watching the aforementioned squirm around this one.

On March 13th, each of us should mail President Trump a postcard that publicly expresses our approval to him. And we, in vast numbers, from all corners of the world, will overwhelm the man with his popularity.

We will show the media and the politicians what standing against him — and against us — means.

We show'd the Oscars giving them the lowest viewing in history and now it's time to show the libs in congress, CNN and the rest of the Fake Media.

Hank Aaron currently holds the record for fan mail, having received 900,000 pieces in a year. We’re hoping to set a new record with millions of pieces in a day, with not a single negative word said!

So sharpen your wit, then, on March 13th, mail your messages to:

President Donald J. Trump
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500

This will be a RIOT!

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liberal U.S. Jews welcoming refugees who want to expell or kill Jews

Jack Kemp forwards this:

February 28, 2017
Not all refugees are created equal
By Jack Golbert
Suppose the Communists had deposed Hitler and were hunting the Nazis down, killing them or shipping them off to gulags (meaning "concentration camps"). And suppose a great many Nazis managed to flee the country. Would the Jews have besieged the government and the media, pressuring the government to allow unlimited numbers of them to enter to the U.S. as refugees? After all, "we too have been refugees." Would that have even been rational?
That is exactly what most American Jews today are doing, but the Nazis this time are Islamo-Nazis, literally. The Muslim Brotherhood is the Islamic branch of the Nazi Movement, unrepentant and unpunished. The founder of the Brotherhood, Hassan al-Bannah, teamed up with the Nazis in the early 1930s and grew under Nazi tutelage. (Bing [or Google] the parameters bannah nazi and read what comes up.) The infamous grand mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin el-Husseini, had connected to the Muslim Brotherhood in the early 1930s and was the undisputed creator and leader of the Palestinian national movement. He went to Berlin in 1941, was received by Hitler personally, and forged an alliance with him.

Haj Amin al Husseini raised Islamic divisions for the Waffen SS and was to rule the Middle East under Hitler when Germany should conquer it.
And of course he was to be the one to carry out the Final Solution to the Jewish Question in the Middle East. He and the Muslim Brotherhood taught the Nazis how to address their message to the Muslim world, and, for their part, they imbibed the full range and richness of European Jew-hatred. There is a reason why Islamic terrorist organizations use the Nazi salute. They are, quite literally, Islamo-Nazis.
Not all Muslims are Islamo-Nazis, but polls show that the percentage of Muslims living in Islamic-majority countries who have "unfavorable views of Jews" ranges from 60% to 100%. They are assiduously and intensely taught, from infancy, to hate Jews and believe that Jews should be killed for the fact of being Jews. The result is described, quite well, by Pat Condell in "A Special Kind Of Hate." (NOTE: Youtube video)

In truth, this is nothing new, and it applies especially to Jews, but not only to Jews. Mass murder of all non-Muslims is endemic to Islamic rule. Islamic rule in India is emblematic. It is an ongoing phenomenon. Here is a more recent example.
The Islamic fundamentalist jihadis are driving the Jews out of Europe. Why are Jews in America so sure they will not do the same in America? Are they really so confident that they view it as repugnant racism to even vet "refugees" for terrorists? The Jews seem to be so deeply brainwashed that they cannot see the difference between the Muslim "refugees," who are destroying Western Europe, and their own grandmothers fleeing the Holocaust.
Jack Golbert has practiced law in New York, California, and Israel for a multinational clientele including Israeli NGOs and was also a law professor in Los Angeles. He has practiced law in Jerusalem since 1986

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February 28, 2017

Escape from East St. Louis; a Samaritan's Tale

Timothy Birdnow

In an era of endless bad news it's nice to read a good story once in a while. Here is just such a storyl.

A surgeon on his way to Belleville, Illinois broke down in East St. Louis, a city as dangerous as any in Honduras or other desperate Third World areas, at night. Dr. Bill Daily, was near 26th Street and Bond Avenue in East St. Louis when he hit a pothole in the road and flattened his tire. East St. Louis is no place to be after dark, and the desperate surgeon - on his way to perform heart surgery - limped to the only open gas station, where the doctor discovered the rim of the tire on his Mercedes wouldn't hold air. A man working there - Mike Austin - drove Dr. Daily to the hospital in nearby Belleville to perform his surgery.

This may seem like a normal act by a Good Samaritan, but in East St. Louis it was nigh unto a miracle; Daily was lucky to get out with his scalp, much less his wallet and passables. Yet he found a decent man in Austin, who was willing to help him.

Daily expressed his thanks: "In this time where there is so much animosity over race and religion, I found people willing to help each other regardless of these things,”

He was also quiet pleased to discover his car unmolested at the gas station several hours later, after he finished the surgery.

The owner of the ZX gas station - Muhammad Nasser - had stayed on duty despite the fact it was passed closing time in a very dangerous neighborhood to watch over Dr. Daily's vehicle.

Both Mr. Austin and Nasser refused any sort of payment.

Breaking down in East St. Louis is a very bad thing. It happened to me once, where I had a flat tire and almost had half the car dismantled by thieves as I was pumping up the tire. I wound up with a SECOND flat because people were letting air out of the tire as I was filling the other side! I wound up driving home to St. Louis on two flats, and ruined the rims, but was thankful to be out of there in one piece. There is a reason why the Griswolds had so much trouble in the movie Vacation in East St. Louis! It's a place that makes the ghetto in any other city seem like the Upper West Side of Manhattan.

(By the way, Vacation has the Griswolds crossing the Mississippi then going to East St. Louis, which is backward; they would have crossed over AFTER leaving America's premier Third World city, our modern Moghodishu.)

Let me paint you a picture of East St. Louis, Illinois; if you need to go anywhere you have to count the streets because the locals steal all the street signs. There are no street lights because they steel the bubls. My friend 7.b. Dave used to have to go there and he said you often had to drive over peoples weedy lawns because the road would be blocked by a junk car or other debris. There are all manner of abandoned factories and buildings, and sometimes people squat in them. A fellow I know actually leads tours of the abandoned properties there; it's become a cottage industry for photographers, to take pictures of such a place, as it is not like anything you will ever see inside America.

At any rate, three cheers for the two Good Samaritans! We need more people like that in this world

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SpaceX to Launch Manned Moon Mission

Timothy Birdnow

SpaceX, Elon Musk's private space corporation, is planning to launch a manned Moon mission next year.

According to Breitbart:

"Musk said SpaceX is on track to launch astronauts to the International Space Station for NASA in mid-2018. This moon mission would follow about six months later, by the end of the year under the current schedule, using a Dragon crew capsule and a Falcon heavy rocket launched from NASA’s former moon pad in Florida.

If all goes as planned, it could happen close to the 50th anniversary of NASA’s first manned flight to the moon, on Apollo 8.

The SpaceX moonshot is designed to be autonomous – unless something goes wrong, Musk said."


"The paying passengers would make a long loop around the moon, skimming the lunar surface and then going well beyond, perhaps 300,000 or 400,000 miles distance altogether. It’s about 240,000 miles to the moon alone, one way.

The mission would not involve a lunar landing."

End excerpt.

It's about time; Mankind has been away from our twin planet for far too long, and a return to the Moon - even just to ride around her - will do much to reinvigorate human interest in space flight, and space colonization.

We need t settle the Moon. There are many who think we should go to Mars first, but why? We don't really know how, and if anything happens Mars is too far away to send assistance. It will also be out of communications with the Earth, thanks to the speed of light. And what would the point be to go there anyway? Robots can do basic research much more safely, and a permanent settlement would serve no commercial purpose - the primary motivation in any settlement project. None of this is true of the Moon, which would be commercially viable (think Helium 3, for instance) and would be close enough for settlers to go home if there is any problem. Oh, and they could be in the mainstream of life via electronic communications; there would be a 1.3 second time delay from Earth to the Moon. amd that does not vary, whereas Earth to Mars is anywhere between four and 24 minutes one way, depending on the planetary positions to each other. You could be online on the Moon, but have no such hope on Mars.

We need to learn to walk before we run. Lunar settlement is the training tool. Conditions on Mars are not all that different from the Moon, except it is farther away and subject to such niceties as sand blasting from the floating Matian fines (dust) and whatnot. The main problems - near vacuum, no magnetic field, low gravity, sparse water, etc. - are present in both cases. But the far greater distance to Mars make them real problems whereas the Moon can be dealt with, if nothing else by an infusion of necessities from Earth.

Why else did God place a planet just over our heads if He didn't want us to use it?

So let'sget back to Luna and get to it!

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Invite Refugees to Hollywood Oscar parties, says Davi

Jack Kemp

What's the name of the nicest restaurant or hotel in Minneapolis, St. Louis? They'd make a great soup kitchen and homeless shelter. How about using one of the DuPont family homes in Delaware for a homeless shelter? Why don't the theater people in New York invite refugees to live with them in the Hamptons this summer? Why doesn't Barbra Streisand invite refugees to squat on the grounds of her beachfront property in Malibu?
Exactly Zero Hollywood Actors Took Robert Davi’s Oscar Challenge to Admit Refugees
Wait a minute, that can’t be true!

Trey Sanchez

On Friday, Robert Davi challenged his fellow actors — the elitist of the Hollywood elite — to break down the security barriers at the Oscars, the tickets, and all the rules and invite illegal immigrants and refugees to sit amongst them and attend the swanky after parties alongside them.
No rules, just love.
But at last count, exactly zero actors took Davi up on the suggestion.
Davi, one of the few conservatives in Hollywood, knew even before the Academy Awards aired that no one would do this and that’s why he was there pointing out "the hypocrisy of it all” to Fox News’s Tucker Carlson.
Here was Davi’s proposal:

"I propose that Meryl Streep, Chelsea Handler, Richard Gere, Robert DeNiro, Christoph Waltz, and others lead an Oscar first: let’s do away with the rules, barriers, and tickets to the Oscars and after-parties such as the swanky Vanity Fair party or the Weinsteins’ star-studded affair. I ask all migrants, all illegal immigrant criminals, and all un-vetted refugees to converge on Hollywood, to come to the Oscars and all the after-parties, even those held at the mansion or the Chateau Marmont or anywhere else.”

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More about U.S. Afghan & Iraq toxic burn pits

Jack Kemp

The scarred lungs of a veteran exposed to a burn pit in Iraq. He’s been diagnosed with constrictive bronchiolitis, an often fatal lung disease.
The Things They Burned
A private contractor tossed U.S. military waste in Iraq and Afghanistan into giant pits and burned it. Now soldiers forced to breathe the toxic fumes are sick or dying—and the government is using faulty science to evade responsibility.

The Conclusion Quotes:

In most cases, when veterans have sought treatment or disability benefits from the VA for exposure to burn-pit smoke, their claims have been rejected. The Defense Department maintains that there is no proof that the burn pits made soldiers sick. Troops in Iraq and Afghanistan were exposed to a host of environmental hazards: There were toxic particles in dust and sand, chemicals in fuel and exhaust fumes, industrial accidents and sulfur fires. From a purely diagnostic standpoint, ailing veterans could have been injured by any one of these factors, or a combination of them, or none of them at all. By 2010, at least six years after soldiers began falling ill, the Defense Department was still assuring Congress that open-air burning was "the safest, most effective, and most expedient” means to dispose of military trash in a combat theater.

What is happening with the burn pits follows an all-too-familiar pattern of official dishonesty and deception that has been repeated in war after war. First comes denial: The VA didn’t acknowledge the damage caused by Agent Orange until 1991, nearly two decades after combat troops withdrew from Vietnam, and for years it dismissed the neurological condition known as Gulf War syndrome as psychosomatic. Then, once veterans begin to protest, the military agrees to "study the problem.” Next, it stalls for as long as possible: Long-term studies are commissioned—some of which can take decades. And finally, the government manipulates the outcome to reach the desired conclusion: that there isn’t enough data to confirm a correlation between the illness and its apparent source. Again and again, from Saigon to Kabul, the government has designed inadequate studies, manipulated data, and ignored relevant academic research, all to avoid responsibility for the harm done to our soldiers. Their illnesses linger and worsen. For some ailing veterans, the delay effectively serves as a death sentence.
"It took the government years to recognize that there was a link between Agent Orange and the devastating health effects on our soldiers,” Senator Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat from Minnesota, and Senator Thom Tillis, a Republican from North Carolina, observed in an op-ed for Fox News in May. "Veterans had to wait to get the care they desperately needed and clearly earned. Today we have a new Agent Orange: burn pits.”

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Cultural Marxists Coming for Kids

Jack Kemp forwards this:

(photo of toy doll at the website)

Cultural Marxism Is Coming for Our Children

By Susan Wright | February 26, 2017, 05:45pm | @SweetieWalker

They’re after our children, Part II.

Several weeks ago, I told you about Teen Vogue and their online article that promoted abortion to young girls, by suggesting fun, trendy post-abortion goodies to get for their friends.
If you weren’t appropriately repulsed by that, just hang on.
Where Teen Vogue is using peer pressure to make abortion seem normal for the 13 to 17-year old girls, New York-based Donner Doll Company has placed their target on the 5 to 10 year olds, on behalf of transgenderism.
Last week, at the New York Toy Fair, Donner debuted the first "transgender” doll, based on a very disturbed young man namedJared Jennings.
Jennings, the media-celebrated star of The Learning Channel (TLC) show "I Am Jazz,” started his "transition” to living as a "female” as a five-year-old boy, with his family’s enthusiastic (and troubling) support. He is taking hormone therapy to block his puberty and natural development into a man.
There is something deeply sick about parents that would eagerly rush to allow their 5-year old child to carry a fantasy to such extremes.
Let’s be frank. This isn’t just sick. It was also exploitive.
What better way to get media attention (and maybe even their own reality TV show) by using their child’s mental illness?

Read the rest at The Insurgent.
And that’s exactly what this is. It is a mental illness.

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Rogue administrative state needs to go once and for all

This from Americans for Limited government:

By Rick Manning

By now it should be abundantly clear to the Trump administration that there are Obama administration holdovers in the 1.3 million non-defense, civilian federal workforce who have no other intention than to politically damage the White House.

These rogue bureaucrats are not serving the American people, they are serving a political agenda, and frankly, they need not be tolerated.

The whole reason the District of Columbia was created without voting rights or representation was so that those who work for the federal government would not wield political power. They are supposed to be neutral. Working for the government is a privilege, not a right, and it's time that President Donald Trump remind them by removing Obama administration hires, particularly if there is no other way to root out subversive employees.

Part of the problem is former President Barack Obama changed civil service rules to make it easier to hire federal employees. Trump has solved that by initiating his hiring freeze. But federal rules also make it extremely difficult to fire civil servants.It is a process that can take up to two years, even when there is cause. That said, problem employees who, say, don't show up for work should be dealt with through this process immediately.

But to do more requires Congress to step in, which can assist this process three-fold: 1) By incentivizing early retirement via the appropriations process with limited-time-only buy-outs; 2) cutting the personnel budgets of non-defense civilian departments and agencies, reducing the enacted full-time equivalent number for each department, agency and office by 10 to 20 percent in the workforce on alast-one-in, first-one-outbasis; and 3) defunding existing preferences under federal rules being given to those laid off being later rehired on a first-in-line basis. That would eliminate politicized Obama administration holdovers, and prevent them from being rehired should it become necessary to fill in some gaps.

Other ideas include eliminating automatic dues deduction for federal employees unions and getting rid of any full-time official time union personnel.

Taken together, a comprehensive civil service reform can only possibly be accomplished in the context of the upcoming continuing resolution and budget process, by simply not appropriating monies for the same number of full-time equivalent employees as last year, and defunding preferences for rehiring previously laid off personnel.

Not only can't Trump do it alone, Congress should step up to the plate exercising their Article I powers and rein in this rogue administrative state.

Rick Manning is the President of Americans for Limited Government.

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