July 21, 2017

Trump reverses Obama´s Anti-Christian refugee policy

Jack Kemp

President Trump reverses Obama´

http://www.lucianne.com/thread/?artnum=917989

Anti-Christian refugee policy Frontpage Magazine, by Joseph Klein Original Article 7/19/2017 3:51:21 PM After declaring that Christians have "been horribly treated” by the refugee program under former President Barack Obama, President Donald Trump has reversed the Obama administration’s disgraceful discrimination against Christian refugees. According to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. State Department refugee data, during the period from January 21, 2017 - President Trump’s first full day in office - through June 30, "9,598 Christian refugees arrived in the U.S., compared with 7,250 Muslim refugees. Christians made up 50% of all refugee arrivals in this period, compared with 38% who are Muslim.” From April through June 2017, Iraq was "the only

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Mueller Leaks Means He has Nothing

Timothy Birdnow

Breitbart is reporting that the Mueller team is leaking to the press details of the Russia investigation.

According to the article:

"A person familiar with the probe” told Bloomberg that the special counsel is examining a broad range of transactions involving Trump and his associates’ businesses.

The leak comes the day after Trump told the New York Times in an interview that delving into his business matters would be outside the bounds of the Russia investigation.

"The Special Counsel’s Office has undertaken stringent controls to prohibit unauthorized disclosures that deal severely with any member who engages in this conduct,” Joshua Stueve, spokesman for the Special Counsel’s Office told Breitbart News in an email response."

[...]

"Specifically, the person told Bloomberg that investigators are looking at Russian purchases of apartments in Trump buildings, and Trump’s involvement in a "controversial SoHo development” with Russian associates, the 2013 Miss Universe pageant in Moscow, and Trump’s sale of a Florida mansion to a Russian oligarch in 2008.

The probe is also reportedly extending to other members of the administration, such as Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross’s dealings with the Bank of Cyprus, where he served as chairman.

It is also examining Jared Kushner’s efforts to secure financing for some of his family’s real estate properties."

End excerpt.

This tells me that the probe is failing and is leaking in the hopes of getting someone to panic and give them some dirt. If Mueller had anything he would keep it close until he issued a general report and people would be indicted. That he is dumping this stuff now says he is firing blanks, and he knows it.

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July 20, 2017

The Future of the McCain Senate Seat

Timothy Birdnow

A few thoughts on senator McCain's brain tumor diagnosis.

I first must say Mccain was once an honorable man and an American hero. While I believe he was seduced by the Dark Side after succeeding in politics, I still honor the man he once was. And I pray for both McCain and his family, who will suffer terribly at this time. The prognosis is quite poor and it seems likely Mr. McCain will be forced into retirement.
It's not assured; Ted Kennedy served for a year and a half with the same cancer. Of course, Ted never really behaved as if he DIDN'T have a brain tumor, so nobody really noticed the difference. But one wonders if McCain won't take the time to set his affairs in order and return to what really matters; family. At least we should hope he has enough love in him, and is not overcome with pride.

That said, we must look to the political prospects in this.

NBC affiliate Channel 12 had this to say:

http://www.12news.com/news/local/arizona/what-happens-if-mccain-cant-go-back-to-work-in-the-senate/458032334

"Under Arizona law, if McCain were no longer able to serve, the governor must appoint a replacement who has to be from the same party.

The successor would serve until the next statewide election. The winner of that election would serve out the unexpired term, which ends in 2022.

The law would allow Gov. Doug Ducey to appoint himself to fill the seat, according to legal experts."

End excerpt.

Now, Governor Ducey was supported by the Tea Party and not the RINO class, as has been both Senators McCain and Jeff Flake. National Review called Ducey a "Goldwater Conservative". Ducey holds many conservative positions. If McCain has to go we are in a good position, as Ducey will likely appoint a solid conservative to the post (he is unlikely to appoint himself.)

And frankly, John McCain has a high lifetime American Conservative Union number (96) but has voted with the liberals for the last decade on many issues and has behaved like a bratty child toward his own party for a long time. I have always theorized it was because of his captivity in the Hanoi Hilton; he developed Stockholm Syndrome, that psychologal twist where prisoners develop a bond with their captors. McCain learned to survive - and help his friends survive - by working with the enemy rather than opposing them. This works when one is a POW but it isn't a useful trait in a politician. McCain has cost America dearly over the years by his "maverick" status, meaning his willingness to screw his friends over for kudos from the Democrats and media. McCain has supported such things as Amnesty. And he hates Donald Trump to the point where he would jeapordize American security to stick it to the Donald. It's well past time for Mr. McCain to pack it in.

Also, we need a good conservative in this seat. The other RINO Republican from ARizona is Jeff Flake, formerly a Tea Party guy who turncoated. Flake needs to go, if for no other reason than to warn other Republicans that they need to fear their base more than the media/academic/industrial complex that buys them. America cannot be saved (and it IS dying by most reasonable metrics) without principled men, and Flake and McCain were neither. We have to turn our government over to people who ultimately ansser to God Almighty and not the monied classes.

Flake needs to be primaried, so we need a solid conservative in McCain's seat when we do.

We are in a decent position here, provided we make sure the Arizona Governor remembers who brought him to the dance.

Of course, McCain is vain enough to refuse to retire, despite the fact he is ill and should spend his last days with his family. We must hope he does the right thing. But then, John McCain has made a career out of not doing the right thing, so let us hope a brain-ill man can learn wisdom.

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WWII AF budies, 1 whose remains just found under tree in Germany, now will be buried side by side

Jack Kemp

The Air Force flier who came home married the sister of his fallen buddy. Watch the short video at the website. It's quite a story.

https://www.aol.com/article/news/2017/07/17/world-war-ii-pilots-remains-found-embedded-in-tree-returned-for-burial-72-years-later/23034357/

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Be careful what you wish for

Dana Mathewson

Feminists want scientists to stop citing science by white men. They're promoting "political science rules." But there's a nice zinger in the article that I could support.

http://www.dcstatesman.com/feminists-promote-political-rules-science/

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Teen Vogue advocates anal sex

Jack Kemp

Teen Vogue Defends Teaching Kids How to Engage in Sodomy

Todd Starnes

http://www.foxnews.com/opinion/2017/07/18/teen-vogue-defends-teaching-kids-how-to-engage-in-sodomy.html

Teen Vogue is defending its decision to publish a graphic tutorial to anal sex for children and teenagers – calling critics homophobic.

"This is anal 101, for teens, beginners and all inquisitive folk,” author Gigi Engle wrote in "A Guide to Anal Sex.”
"Anal sex and anal stimulation can be awesome, and if you want to give it a go, you do that,” wrote Engle, a self-described sex educator. "More power to you.”

The original article did not include any references to practicing safe sex – but was later amended to include a line about condoms being "nonnegotiable.”

"Here is the lowdown on everything you need to know about butt stuff,” the writer declared.
Parents across the nation became enraged upon learning that Teen Vogue wanted to turn their children in sexual deviants.

"I was truly flabbergasted,” Elizabeth Johnston said on The Todd Starnes Show. "They should not be teaching sodomy to our children.”

Johnston, known as The Activist Mommy, launched a national campaign to urge local stores and public libraries to pull Teen Vogue from bookshelves - #PULLTEENVOGUE.

"This is not a Republican issue or a Democrat issue. This is not a conservative issue or liberal issue. This is a parent issue,” she told me.

Read the rest

A NOTE FROM TIM:

No mention is made of the terrible health risks of this practice. The Vogue article itself fails to mention that anal interocurse leads to a plethora of health issues, from

During the 1980's C. everett Coop - u.s. Surgeon General - campaigned against anal sex because of the health risks, which are many and varied. Now we have teen magazines promoting it. I had the displeasure of actually reading the article (so i would know what was being said) and it made zero mention of the health affects of this unwholesome practice. Strange how worried the Left is of fatty foods, or sugar in soda, or second-hand cigarette smoke, but not about people rolling around in each-other's fecal matter.

As a moral or ethical matter it is largely undefensible, but from a practical standpoint it is a practice well worth discouraging. What are some of the party favors for anal sex? incontinence resulting from damage to the musculature, which is not intended as a swinging door that goes two ways. You are forcing something in through the out door and it damages muscles, sometimes leading to long term incontinence. You have something that is not lubricated, so inflammation of the tissue is possible. You have something that is not clean; the anus and rectum are full of bacteria. Doubt me? There are strict laws against the disposition of sewage for that very reason, and it must be treated in a septic system or city treatment plant before being released. You may not water crops with it, or even fertilize crops with human feces. But Vogue want kids to play in it.

You have a plethora of diseases that can be caught. There is the possibility of perforating the colon, leading to peritinitis. Aids, hepatitis, and other such diseases can be spread through anal sex. The American Cancer Societ reports that "Receptive anal intercourse also increases the risk of anal cancer in both men and women, particularly in those younger than 30.” HPV is a leading cause of cancer in the U.S., and it can be spread through anal sex (the skin of the inside of the rectum is quite thin and easily infected.)

According to the Medicine Institute:

"The CDC reports that in addition to the same sexually transmitted infections that are passed through vaginal sex (gonorrhea, etc.), anal sex can also expose participants to hepatitis A, B and C; parasites like Giardia and intestinal amoebas; bacteria like Shigella, Salmonella, Campylobacter, and E. coli.8"

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None of this is mentioned by Vogue, which simply tries to make sodomy cool. How cool is explosive diarrhea from Giardia? It's kind of difficult to look cool when you are wearing Depends to absorb your feces that you can't keep in because you damaged your colon.

Oh, and the woman can still get pregnant if the guy isn't careful; spillage can get into her vagina and impregnate her.

And that does not even touch the moral or ethical grounds for not promoting this. Vogue should be ashamed of itself.







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Michelle Malkin slaps Bill Kristol's insult to "Made in America" week

Jack Kemp

Showing not only a detailed knowledge of the items on display at "Made in America" week but what they represent, Michelle Malkin excoriates Bill Kristol's dismissiong of them as "Tchotchkes" and explains what that Yiddish term means. By the way, her concluding remark concerning Bill Kristol, calling him and his kind "schmendricks," means in Yiddish that they are pipsqueaks or non-entities.

https://townhall.com/columnists/michellemalkin/2017/07/19/manufacturing-hate-for-made-in-america-n2356686?utm_source=thdaily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=nl&newsletterad=
Manufacturing Hate for 'Made in America'

Michelle Malkin
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Posted: Jul 19, 2017 12:01 AM

It's "Made In America" week in Washington, D.C. You'd think this would be cause for bipartisan celebration. Who could be against highlighting the ingenuity, self-reliance and success of our nation's homegrown entrepreneurs and manufacturers?
Enter Bill Kristol.

The entrenched Beltway pundit ridiculed a festive kickoff event on Monday at the White House, where President Donald Trump hosted companies from all 50 states to showcased their American-made products.
"Maybe it's just me," killjoy Kristol tweeted, "but I find something off-putting about turning the White House into an exhibition hall for American tchotchkes." (That's the Yiddish word for useless trinkets).
"Tchotchkes"?

Read the whole thing.

I happened to once question Bill Kristol on a call in radio program on WABC in the 1990s. The left was all upset, clutching their pearls, about some half-baked claim that someone said something that could have been considered pro-Nazi or antisemitic. I pointed out to Kristol that I happened to see retired actress Myrna Loy on tv talking about her attending anti-Nazi rallies before the U.S. entered WWII and being criticized for it by her boss Louis B. Mayer of MGM. And I read from a quote a quote in the book "The Rest of Us" about the rise of Eastern European Jews in the U.S. which described the weak response of Hollywood to Nazism before WWII, my calling Hollywood a bunch of hypocrites. Kristol laughed either with or at my response and said nothing. Today, I could reference the recent book "Hollywood Traitors: Blacklisted Screenwriters, Agents of Stalin, Allies of Hitler" by Allan Ryskind, at large editor of Human Events. Ryskind's father was a conservative Jewish writer in Hollywood who was forced out of work. Hollywood studios were self-censoring and selling movies to Nazi Germany in the 1930s.

So Kristol is nothing more than the long time house token Jewish "conservative" of liberal/leftist organizations. He is a totally insipid non-entity.

Jack

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Shame on Jeff Sessions

Jack Kemp

http://theresurgent.com/shame-on-jeff-sessions/
Shame on Jeff Sessions
By Erick Erickson | July 20, 2017, 05:00am | @ewerickson

Attorney General Jeff Sessions has long prided himself on asking if things are constitutional before proceeding, but the constitutionality of his desires has run crashing into his law and order views. He has decided to expand a positively unconstitutional policy that should be ruthlessly fought in courts and legislatures around the country. Jeff Sessions wants to seize the property of Americans accused of crimes even if they are never found guilty by a jury.
Civil asset forfeiture has long been the government’s preferred means to confiscate property from suspected drug dealers and others. The problem, however, is that often the person is found not innocent by a jury and the assets are unrecoverable. According to the Department of Justice’s Inspector General, the Drug Enforcement Agency alone has seized more than $3 billion from people not charged with a crime.

In one case in 2016, Oklahoma police seized $53,000 owned by a Christian band, an orphanage and a church after stopping a man on a highway for a broken taillight. A few years earlier, a Michigan drug task force raided the home of a self-described "soccer mom,” suspecting she was not in compliance with the state’s medical marijuana law. They proceeded to take "every belonging” from the family, including tools, a bicycle and her daughter’s birthday money.

What is appalling here is that many states are enacting prohibitions on civil asset forfeiture, but the Attorney General wants to allow state and local law enforcement to use federal asset forfeiture laws to continue seizing property. Local law enforcement will thereby be able to get around their own states’ laws, so long as they share the spoils of their ill gotten gains with the federal government. This turns the concept of federalism on its head.

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Feminist Calls her own Sons Rapists

Wil Wirtanen

Here is a candidate for sterilization...

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/07/raising_our_boys_to_be_dangerous_men.html

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July 18, 2017

Somali Cop Shoots White Woman in Minnesota; No Riots

Timothy Birdnow

A Somali police officer in Minnesota shot and killed a white woman who was speaking to his partner reporting a possible assault down the alley. Gateway Pundit dishes:

"Mohamed Noor reached over his partner and shot Damond dead while she was speaking to his partner.
Damond called the police to report a possible assault down the alley behind her home.
Mohamed was the first Somali officer in his precinct.

Damond was shot and killed while wearing her pajamas and speaking to another police officer after calling 911 to report a possible assault in an alley behind her home on July 15, reports The Minneapolis Star-Tribune.

Noor’s partner was described as "stunned” by the shooting.

CBS Minneapolis reported that Damond "made the 911 call and was speaking to police officers Saturday night. They were near the alley when the officer in the passenger seat reached across and shot her. A cell phone was found near Damond’s body.”

End excerpts.

The Victim, an Australian woman, was well known in the community as a yoga instructor. To their credit, Black lives Matter activists showed up to protest her killing.According to NPR.

The victim was from Australia.

So what is the takeaway? Well, increasing the number of minorites on the police force doesn't magically reduce police shootings, for one thing. Second, I don't think we have adequate information with this; was the police officer somehow justified in shooting? Was it about race? Religion? I don't know; we need more information.

One thing I do know is that the media isn't too worked up about this. If they were fair and balanced they would report this as breathlessly as they reported Mike Brown or any of the other shootings that inflamed the black community over the last few years.

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The Illinois Banana Republic

Timothy Birdnow

Illinois, No Longer the Land of Lincoln but rather the citadel of Democrats, has instituted a huge tax increase. According to The Belleville NewsDemocrat:

"In case you missed it, Illinois’ individual income tax rate is now 4.95 percent, up from 3.75 percent. For a household with an annual income of $100,000, that means an increase in income tax of $1,200, from $3,750 per year to $4,950 — only another $23 a week to be a working resident of Illinois.

It took our lawmakers two years to come up with this tax and budget package, but they’re wasting no time getting into our wallets.

If you weren’t paying attention to how Illinois got into its mess, maybe the change in your paycheck will make you take notice. And we need to pay attention, because even though this tax will give the state another $5 billion annually, big problems remain.

For one thing, there’s still that $130 billion debt to state employees’ pension funds. For another, there’s that $15 billion bill backlog.

And House Speaker Michael Madigan pushed through this Democrat tax-and-spend plan without having to accept any of the pro-business reforms that Gov. Bruce Rauner hoped would stop job-creators and residents from fleeing to more business-friendly states. What will happen when there are no paychecks left to tax?

Madigan’s scheme has no change to Illinois’ costly workers’ compensation laws, no freezing of property taxes, nothing to rein in the out-of-control government spending.

Even with this new tax windfall, our state’s credit rating remains dangerously close to junk status. Moody’s Investors Service, citing the pension debt and bill backlog and other structural problems, said Friday that Illinois has "lingering credit challenges,” like collecting $5 billion to pay off $145 billion in debt."

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The Democrats and the Left proceed with their "live for today" policies despite the fact so many in America has turned against this nonsense. Illinois is fast becoming a Third World hellhole. Governor Rauner is trying his best, but illinois is a fiefdom of the old Capone mob, and it is run like some central American banana republic. It's about time to seriously consider partitioning the state.

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July 17, 2017

Pope Benedict; Church Capsizing

Timothy Birdnowe

Pope, er, former Pope Benedict XVI warns that the Church is about to founder. In a eulogy for his friend Joachim Cardinal Meisner Benedict had this to say:

"What particularly impressed me in that last talk with the retired Cardinal, was the loosened joy, the inner joy, and the confidence he had found. We know that this passionate shepherd and pastor found it difficult to leave his post, especially at a time in which the Church stands in particularly pressing need of convincing shepherds who can resist the dictatorship of the spirit of the age and who live and think the faith with determination. However, what moved me all the more was that, in this last period of his life, he learned to let go and to live out of a deep conviction that the Lord does not abandon His Church, even when the boat has taken on so much water as to be on the verge of capsizing."

End excerpt.

The Peronista Pontiff currently occupying St. Peter's chair keeps running the hose into the Ship of Church, and he is determined to rush Catholicism headlong into the abyss, the "spirit of the age" which will surely bring to fruition the prophecies of Ezekial, Jeremiah, Isaiah, and Revelation. Benedict is content because he is aged and he knows God is still in control. But for those of us younger than the aged Pontiff it is hard to watch - especially since so many souls are going to be lost as a result. Remember, this stuff has eternal consequences, not just immediate temporal ones. People are going to die eternally if the Progressives in the Church win. They have to be stopped.

And soon, before the good ship Catholicism goes all Titanic on us.

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Fourth Circuit Bloacks Prayer in County Government

Timothy Birdnow

The Fourth Court of Appeals in Virginia has ruled that a county government may not open with prayer.

???????

]ccording to breitbart:

"RICHMOND, VA — The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit issued a 10-5 decision on Friday ruling that Rowan County, N.C., county commissioners cannot begin official sessions with prayer, the First Liberty Institute announced following the decision. First Liberty represents the county and expressed disappointment that the court ignored precedent in the Supreme Court’s Town of Greece v. Galloway decision that deemed an opening prayer for legislative bodies acceptable under the Constitution."

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This was the penultimate in frivilous lawsuits; Congressw has openede with prayer since its founding. If atheists don't like it they can use the political process rather than shove their unpopular views down everyone's throat with the courts.

And this shows why Congress should simply disband this court. They have the authority to do that, and it would be for the good because at worst it would mean a logjam at other courts - a good thing since frivilous suits like this one would stop wasting everyone's time and money.

I think Congress should seriously consider disbanding the Fourth and Ninth Circuits. They are nothing but political critters anywway, indulging their political activism and ocuching it in legal cloaks. We don't need unelected legislators.

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The climate Change Fraud






Wil Wirtanen

When are we going to drive a stake in the heart of the Vampire of Climate Change?

http://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2017/07/is-global-warming-alarmism-a-complete-fraud.php

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The Darkness of Delta

Jack Kemp

I think Delta just hit a hornet's nest. Ann graduated #1 from her class at the U. of Michigan Law School and has no trouble getting into the print and televised and internet media. This will be "Hosech Mitzriaim" (The Darkness of Egypt, one of the Ten Plagues) for Delta.

Jack

http://nypost.com/2017/07/16/delta-allegedly-boots-ann-coulter-from-reserved-seat/
Delta allegedly boots Ann Coulter from reserved seat
By Michael Hechtman
July 16, 2017

Conservative columnist Ann Coulter flew into a fit of fury Saturday after Delta Airlines booted her from her reserved "Comfort+’’ seat — which comes with 3 additional inches of legroom — and gave it to another passenger.
In a two-hour tweeting tantrum,she quoted her exchange with a flight attendant: "Why are you taking me out of the extra room seat I specifically booked?’’ she asked.
Their answer, she said, was "I don’t know.’’
The 6-foot-tall Coulter, who is 55, tweeted a picture of the woman who got her aisle seat on the flight from LaGuardia to Florida, noting, "Delta didn’t give my extra room seat to an air marshal or tall person.’’
A Delta spokesman said it appeared Coulter was in the same extra-room row, just in a different seat. But he promised to look into it.
One Twitter user, clearly not a fan of the columnist, wrote. "Ann Coulter is having a bad day which makes my day better. Thanks Delta.

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Insanity and hypocrisy Down Under

Paul Driessen

Australia has had a series of massive power outages and blackouts – and its green, climate-centric politicians are setting the stage for many more. The Wall Street Journal suggests that excessive Aussie natural gas exports may be to blame, offering lessons for the United States. There certainly are lessons to be learned, but not that. The key lessons are don’t lock up your energy resources, and don’t try to get 30, 50 or 100 percent of your electricity from expensive, unreliable, grid-fouling wind and solar sources.

Meanwhile, Al Gore is Down Under, showing a seemingly endless stream of what climatologist Jo Nova derisively and accurately calls "primal weather porn.” The man whose homes and private jets spew more carbon dioxide than almost anyone else on Planet Earth is hectoring and propagandizing teachers, journalist and politicians, seeking to convert still more gullible folks to his Church of Manmade Climate Chaos. Marc Morano and other climate realists are not taking the nonsense lying down. They’re following Gore around, showing their "Climate Hustle” documentary film (an annoyed Gore refused to accept a free DVD) and working hard to inject a little truth and sanity into the Goracle’s fear-mongering.

Insanity and hypocrisy Down Under

Al Gore’s bombast and hypocrisy, an energy debacle "no one saw coming,” lessons for USA

Paul Driessen

The Wall Street Journal called it the energy shortage "no one saw coming.” Actually, a lot of people did see it coming. But intent on pursuing their "dangerous manmade climate change” and "renewable energy will save the planet” agendas, the political classes ignored them. So the stage was set.

As an Australia-wide heat wave sent temperatures soaring above 105 degrees F (40.6 C) in early 2017, air conditioning demand skyrocketed. But Adelaide, South Australia is heavily dependent on wind turbines for electricity generation – and there was no wind. Regulators told the local natural gas-fired power plant to ramp up its output, but it couldn’t get enough gas to do so. To avoid a massive, widespread blackout, regulators shut off power to 90,000 homes, leaving angry families sweltering in the dark.

According to the Journal, Aussie politicians and the wind industry, the primary problem was businesses that exported 62% of Australia’s natural gas production in 2016, leaving insufficient supplies to run gas backup power plants that are supposed to step in when wind and solar power fail. Policy makers "didn’t ensure enough gas would remain at home” and couldn’t foresee temperatures soaring with no wind.

Gas export licenses were issued without regard to the consequences for the domestic market,” said one pol. We should have had "a national interest test” in place to ensure domestic gas needs, said another.

During this and even bigger Aussie blackouts, valuable fish, meat and produce rotted when freezers and refrigerators shut down. Business operations were interrupted or shut down. Rising electricity prices and unreliable power impacted smelters, factories and other businesses, causing many to lay off workers.

The blackouts and energy debacle "offer lessons for America, as it prepares to vastly increase natural gas shipments abroad,” the Journal advises. It certainly does, though not the lessons suggested by the article or people quoted in it, amid the "excessive exports” narrative. Here are some of the correct lessons.

First and foremost, have debates and red team-blue team exercises. Listen to experts who aren’t locked into climate chaos and renewable energy themes. Foster public discussions, instead of silencing them. Understand the entire situation and all the likely consequences of each alternative, before legislating.

Recognize and study reality. Dead calms occur frequently when temperatures are at their highest, or their lowest – when families, businesses, hospitals and schools need electricity the most. Clouds can blanket regions for days or weeks on end. Reliance on wind and solar is risky, and reliable backup is essential.

The justification for eliminating coal and mandating 50% wind and solar is heavily rooted in fears of catastrophic manmade climate change. But the alleged crisis has no basis in observed evidence. The 18-year pause continues apace, with the El Niño temperature spike of 2015-16 gone … and average global temperatures back down to where they were in March 2015. Hurricanes, tornadoes, floods and droughts are in line with or below multi-century historic trends and fluctuations and are hardly unprecedented. Greenland just recorded its most frigid July temperature reading in history: -33 C (-27 F).

If alarmists have evidence to the contrary, they must present it for review – including original temperature data, not the revised, homogenized data that American, Australian and other scientists have been presenting to support cataclysm claims and justify demands that we eliminate fossil fuels and switch to renewable energy, regardless of the unprecedented energy and economic risks that would pose.

Second, if Australia (or the USA) is to "keep what’s theirs,” instead of exporting it, keeping it in the ground is the wrong way to do it. Exports may be playing a role. But Victoria and New South Wales have banned fracking, more are likely to follow, coal burning and nuclear are also banned – and you cannot export, use or generate electricity with energy that you are prohibited from taking out of the ground. You cannot benefit from resources you hoard and lock up.

Ban fracking, and you ensure more natural gas shortages, soaring electricity prices, ever-greater reliance on expensive, unreliable wind and solar power, more blackouts, more layoffs, more economic downturns and dislocations, more shipping of good jobs overseas. Your may get many new low-pay jobs hauling, installing, maintaining and removing wind turbines and solar panels made in China. But you won’t have smelters, foundries, turbine and panel factories, or the high-pay jobs that go with them.

Adding to the problem, Institute of Public Affairs research director Brett Hogan notes, many coal and gas operators are investing less in maintenance because there is little point in spending on plants that activists and politicians are trying to shut down. "That explains why their reliability is starting to wobble at times, which the renewables crowd falsely claims is proof that fossil fuels are also unstable.”

Meanwhile renewable energy mandates "are pushing out the cheapest electricity provider in Australia (coal), gas prices are being set at the international level, and activists are demanding fracking bans that limit gas supplies and make gas still more expensive,” he adds. The results should be easy to foresee.

Third, applying a "national interest test” should not pertain only to export licenses. It must also apply to fracking and nuclear bans, coal and gas plant closures, and effects of skyrocketing electricity prices on smelters, factories, hospitals, schools, local governments and families. Government-imposed Australian austerity and sacrifices will have trivial, un-measurable, irrelevant impacts on atmospheric CO2 levels in the face of growing coal use and emissions from China, India, Indonesia, virtually all other Asia-Pacific nations, and the rest of the world. How does Australia’s overall national interest stack up against that?

Once again, open, robust debate, honest, transparent information – and stiff penalties for prevarication, fabrication and falsification – are absolutely essential.

Under sustainability and climate precepts, we are supposed to safeguard the assumed needs of future generations, even if it means ignoring or compromising the undeniable needs of current generations. We are supposed to protect people from theoretical, exaggerated risks of dangerous manmade climate change, regardless of how slashing fossil fuel use impacts millions of businesses and families. That is untenable.

In the midst of all this, the Journal reports, Tesla CEO Elon Musk has offered to build a giant battery system in South Australia – as though batteries can back up wind power for hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses … especially under true sustainability, economic and national interest tests. Mr. Musk, however, needs new customers to offset plunging sales in Hong Kong, Denmark and elsewhere.

Meanwhile, the ECOCITY World Summit is being held in Melbourne. City planners, architects, elected officials, professors, teachers and eager recipients of more taxpayer-funded renewable energy grants are soaking up fake facts and clever strategies for imposing sustainable development goals on the governed classes. As my CFACT colleagues observing the summit put it, they want to use financial instruments and courts to transform communities into "sustainable and resilient cities,” with them in charge.

Al Gore is jetting around the land Down Under, promoting his new climate chaos film and claiming manmade pollution is equivalent to 400,000 Hiroshima atomic bombs going off daily! Making Australian heat waves five times more likely because of manmade global warming! Teachers and journalists get free passes to Gore’s events, to get their propaganda talking points, but no one is allowed to record any part of his talks, to avoid embarrassing the false prophet. When Climate Depot’s Marc Morano offered him a free DVD of the Climate Hustle documentary film, a scowling Al Gore headed to his SUV and private jet.

Mr. Gore and other alarmists are generally panic-stricken about debating climate realists, especially in debates proposed by USEPA Administrator Scott Pruitt. Participating in them would expose their claims to unaccustomed scrutiny, but refusing to do so would leave the impression that they have something to hide: such as their raw data, deceptive methodologies and absence of evidence to support their models.

They should be worried. If the crisis is exaggerated, fabricated or exists only in computer models, we will refuse to keep spending countless trillions on junk research and job-killing renewable energy schemes.

Paul Driessen is senior policy analyst for the Committee For A Constructive Tomorrow (www.CFACT.org) and author of Eco-Imperialism: Green power - Black death.

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Chaos in the White House

Jack Kemp forwards this:

http://theresurgent.com/this-is-really-just-stupid/
This is Really Just Stupid
By Erick Erickson | July 16, 2017, 10:29pm | @ewerickson

You know what? It is ultimately irrelevant that either the Democrats set up Donald Trump, Jr. or the Russians set up both the Democrats and the Trump campaign. Whether there was a set up or not, the only reason we are in this situation is because Donald Trump, Jr. chose to take that meeting, chose to lie about that meeting, chose to feign full transparency and disclosure about that meeting, and is still hiding stuff about that meeting.
If the meeting was perfectly innocent, why hide so much that it perpetuates a media cycle?
If nothing came of the meeting, why not get it all out there now?
Who all was in the meeting? We should all know this by now instead of seeing the media drip, drip, drip out that first there was a Russian lawyer who the Trump team said was not there. Then it turns out there was a former Soviet spy in the meeting too. Kushner allegedly left the meeting pretty quickly, but the others stayed and there were more in the meeting than we know about.
If the Trump team truly has nothing to hide, they ought to get it all out there quickly, forcefully, and make the case that they should move on.
The problem is at this point no one can really trust them and you can tell no one trusts them because even their own chief defenders are divided on how best to defend them and what talking points work best. It seems they have hired outside, expert damage control advisers and have refused to listen to them given the array of defenses and decisions being made.

On top of it all, it is more and more obvious that most of the leaking is coming from within the Trump team. In fact, one person in the White House tells me he is even convinced it is his colleagues leaking and not the Mueller team leaking. Two senators familiar with the Mueller investigation also tell me the leaks are Trump team originated and not with Mueller’s team in their opinion. In fact, one person with direct knowledge of the investigation tells me that Mueller’s team is looking at something the media speculation is not currently covering and has only shifted its attention to Trump, Jr. after the release of that email thread.

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A NOTE FROM TIM:

Thanks Jack!

Not sure why Reince Preibus is still in the WH. He's Chief of Staff and is supposed to be handling this sort of thing. I wonder if old Preibus himself isn't the leaker; an inside job by the RINO class to wreck Trump's presidency.

Daren Jonescu and I had long discussions about this, if the RINO class wasn't acting through Trump to forever destroy the prospects of an outsider. If they bring Trump down they will largely succeed, because nobody will ever talk about anyone except a Senator or other insider ever again.

Tim

Fay Voshell says:

Trump needs to stop running the government as if it's a family business venture.

Jack replies:

Exactly, Fay.

Here's what I wrote today as a comment to Brian Joondeph's AT blog piece on Donald Jr.:

The problem is that even though Donald Jr. didn't break any law, his actions have gone a long way to pushing tax reform and Obamacare repeal down the road, hopefully to be done either later this year or early next year. Trump needs to clean house and get rid of the internal - and infernal - leaks within his adminstration. A Democrat working for Trump's real estate interests in 2012 had a very similar everyday agenda to The Donald's. A Democrat working for the 2017 Trump adminstration has a very different agenda than Donald Trump's.

From FAy:

Well put, Jack. He needs to say, "You're fired" to a host of people who are determined to sabotage him.

Yes, you hit the nail on the head. Trump doesn't seem to see that he can't do the same type of deals with Dems he did in NYC. Those were business deals. Government deals are a different species. Ideology matters more than pragmatism; posturing more than achievement; keeping the old machine running rather than give it new wheels.

Fay

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United Air - OMG

Jack Kemp

Reading an article at Amer. Thinker about the insurance situation in America, Brian Joondeph drew a comparison with United Airlines...

http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/07/junk_insurance_vs_junk_news_at_the_ny_emtimesem.html

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Other industries offer less expensive alternatives for consumers. Look at United Airlines. When they aren’t dragging passengers off planes, they offer "basic economy” fares. Less expensive and with fewer niceties: no seat selection or upgrades. No group or family seating. No carry-on luggage. No flight changes or refunds. Last boarding group.

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I had plenty of incentives not to fly United Air but now I have even more reasons.



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Trump insiders sinking 1st year of Presidency

Jack Kemp forwards this:

http://theresurgent.com/this-is-really-just-stupid/
This is Really Just Stupid
By Erick Erickson | July 16, 2017, 10:29pm | @ewerickson

You know what? It is ultimately irrelevant that either the Democrats set up Donald Trump, Jr. or the Russians set up both the Democrats and the Trump campaign. Whether there was a set up or not, the only reason we are in this situation is because Donald Trump, Jr. chose to take that meeting, chose to lie about that meeting, chose to feign full transparency and disclosure about that meeting, and is still hiding stuff about that meeting.

If the meeting was perfectly innocent, why hide so much that it perpetuates a media cycle?

If nothing came of the meeting, why not get it all out there now?
Who all was in the meeting? We should all know this by now instead of seeing the media drip, drip, drip out that first there was a Russian lawyer who the Trump team said was not there. Then it turns out there was a former Soviet spy in the meeting too. Kushner allegedly left the meeting pretty quickly, but the others stayed and there were more in the meeting than we know about.

If the Trump team truly has nothing to hide, they ought to get it all out there quickly, forcefully, and make the case that they should move on

The problem is at this point no one can really trust them and you can tell no one trusts them because even their own chief defenders are divided on how best to defend them and what talking points work best. It seems they have hired outside, expert damage control advisers and have refused to listen to them given the array of defenses and decisions being made.

On top of it all, it is more and more obvious that most of the leaking is coming from within the Trump team. In fact, one person in the White House tells me he is even convinced it is his colleagues leaking and not the Mueller team leaking. Two senators familiar with the Mueller investigation also tell me the leaks are Trump team originated and not with Mueller’s team in their opinion. In fact, one person with direct knowledge of the investigation tells me that Mueller’s team is looking at something the media speculation is not currently covering and has only shifted its attention to Trump, Jr. after the release of that email thread.

Read the rest!

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The Last Days of Social Security and Medicare

Wil Wirtanen

Guess we will work till we drop

http://www.investors.com/politics/editorials/social-security-and-medicare-are-in-worse-shape-than-you-think/

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