Interesting Bits

01/19/2017 5:23

More Academic Nonsense

Prestigious Swarthmore College Offers Class Asking ‘Is God a White Supremacist?’ (Academic Stupidity 101. Only question I have is why is a Muslim teaching a class on alleged Christianity. Oh...that's right. There's no Christians at Swarthmore).

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01/19/2017 3:53

Not Surprised at Obama Administration

The U.S. Border Patrol alters statistics involving the apprehension of criminal illegal immigrants to conceal that thousands are being released, a new federal audit reveals. The frontline Homeland Security agency charged with preventing terrorists and weapons—including those of mass destruction—from entering the country also skews figures to drastically deflate the high recidivism rate of aliens caught entering the U.S.

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01/19/2017 11:48

Figures

CNN has tapped the daughter of President Obama’s closest adviser to cover the Department of Justice, The Post has learned. Laura Jarrett quietly joined the network in September as a reporter in the network’s Washington bureau.

She came to CNN with no experience in journalism.

(Don't think that no journalism experience will hurt her. CNN hasn't practiced journalism for years)

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01/19/2017 8:52

Perhaps Trump Will Change This

The skyrocketing cost of college has placed a particular burden on older Americans, many of whom are struggling to pay back growing debts in their retirement years, according to the report. Nearly 40 percent of federal student loan borrowers over age 65 are in default, the highest rate for any age group, the data show.  (So college debt is hurting the young, middle-age and the elderly. The only ones who are getting rich of this state of affairs are college professors and college administratiors.)

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01/19/2017 7:22

A 21st Century Headline

An undocumented immigrant from El Salvador is suing San Francisco alleging police violated the city's sanctuary city policy by turning him over to U.S. immigration authorities after he reported his car stolen. (We have become, alas, a government of men, not of laws.)

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01/19/2017 7:13

Sounds LIke a Great Guy

Computer scientist David Gelernter, a Yale University professor who has decried the influence of liberal intellectuals on college campuses, is being considered for the role of the Donald Trump's science adviser. (Mr. Gelernter has, it seems, outraged the academic community, which is a plus in his favor.) 

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01/19/2017 6:57

Yes, He's President

Jonathan Turley: It is of course immaterial that Trump lost the popular vote in a system based on electoral, not popular voting. (For the record, I have long been a critic of the Electoral College.) Moreover, while references to the “Russian hacking of the election” have become common shorthand, the Russians did not hack the election. Emails were hacked and those emails were not faked or tampered with, as repeatedly claimed by DNC chair Donna Brazile. As recently confirmed by the intelligence report, they were real emails showing incredibly dishonest and corrupt practices. Although there is no question that the leak appears selective in targeting Democrats, Washington seems most aggrieved by the fact that the public was given a true insight into the false and duplicitous behavior that defines the establishment. However, according to a new CNN/ORC poll, the spin is not taking: almost 60% of voters do not believe the hacking determined the outcome of the election.

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01/19/2017 6:52

Why Ar eDems So Violent

Florida man charged with threatening to kill President-elect Trump at his inauguration on Twitter was a close family friend of Bill and Hillary Clinton. (Didn't see any coverage of this in the MSM. But I'l drowsy in the morning so probably missed it.)

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01/18/2017 9:26

If You LIke to Read...

If you like mystery novels, check out "Revenge" at Amazon.

Country Club Pro Palmer Daniels – friend of Detective Jarrold Banyon - is optimistic about his chances on next year’s Web.com tour when he is questioned by police about the murder of a young waitress. Daniels isn’t worried. On the night of the murder he was talking with two friends about a possible business investment. But when police question his two friends, they deny being with Daniels. Incriminating evidence turns up in Daniels’ house and in the apartment of the victim, making him the prime suspect.
Banyon is convinced his friend is innocent. But he must discover why two businessmen in Orange Key would lie about Daniels. Banyon believes someone is framing his friend. The investigation will take him to an incident in Daniels’ past. The club pro has no dark secrets in his life but a noble act a decade before may have resulted in murderous revenge and retribution.
The police are dismissive of his theory but Banyon is determined to bring the guilty party to justice. But the farther he goes into the past, the more dangerous the present becomes.

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01/18/2017 12:25

Symbolic of our Times

Conservative students arrested for handing out pocket Constitutions on campus. (If this isn't symbolic of our moronic politically correct cutlure, nothing is)

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01/18/2017 9:17

Think Mr.Simon Hits the Bullseye

Roger Simon asks if the real fear of protestors and progressives is that Donald Trump may actually succeed. "What if Donald Trump made the inner cities great for the first time?"

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01/18/2017 9:09

Economy on a Roll

Bayer AG and Monsanto Co. promised President-elect Donald Trump $8 billion of investment in the U.S. and thousands of new jobs should the companies’ planned merger, the biggest-ever in agriculture, clear regulatory approvals.

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01/18/2017 7:23

It Was Obama, Not Trump, Who Snuggled With Putin

What’s being obscured by this grotesquerie is the origin and the actual substance of U.S. foreign policy toward Russia, which in turn affects the lives of hundreds of millions of people living in Syria, Iraq, Ukraine, and elsewhere. Or, to put it another way: Is Donald Trump likely to continue the policies of his predecessor, which set the Middle East on fire and led to 500,000 deaths in Syria, and to Putin biting off large chunks of the sovereign nation of Ukraine? Or is he likely to reverse those policies? Or can he, even if he wanted to?

The single-mindedness with which the White House and the remnants of the Clinton campaign have pursued the idea that Donald Trump is a pawn of Vladimir Putin is not based on silly stories about peeing prostitutes or secret computer servers that connect the Trump organization to the Kremlin. Rather, it’s an attempt to manufacture more smoke to obscure the reality of Obama’s own determination to collaborate with a hostile Russian leader in Syria, and elsewhere in the Middle East.

Sure, Obama recently sent 35 Russian diplomats packing and shuttered Russian diplomatic facilities in Maryland and New York, but this was after seven years of looking the other way while Russia seized Crimea, then Donbass; waged cyberattacks on the Baltic countries; brought down a passenger jet over Ukraine; sheltered Edward Snowden; and bombed schools and hospitals in Syria. All of these actions threatened global stability and American interests, yet Obama only puffed his chest after the cyberattacks on the Democratic National Committee and Clinton Campaign Chairman John Podesta’s emails—long after it mattered, and after the moving vans have already started to haul his stuff out of the White House.

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01/18/2017 7:15

More Corruption by Obama

Third, the degree to which Obama has wielded executive power in favor of America’s enemies and against his own political opponents and scapegoats is breathtaking. The treasonous Manning gets an 80 percent shave off his sentence. Now we learn Oscar Lopez-Rivera, an unrepentant FALN terrorist convicted of waging war against the United States, has also had his sentence commuted. Taliban commanders are released, replenishing our jihadist enemies even as they continue prosecuting a terrorist war against our troops and allies, in exchange for Bowe Bergdahl, a deserter who may, at least indirectly, have caused the deaths of American soldiers. Iran is enriched and empowered with tens of billions of dollars – including ransom cash – and a mammoth nuclear energy program (with the certainty that it will yield a nuclear weapons stockpile) even as it remains the world’s leading state sponsor of terrorism calling for “death to America.” But if you are Dinesh D’Souza, a conservative Obama critic, the Justice Department inflates an administrative violation into multiple felonies and aggressively advocates (thankfully, without success) for a stiff prison sentence. If you are a tea party group gearing up to fight Obama’s re-election, here comes the IRS. If you are “anti-Muslim video producer” Nakoula Basseley Nakoula and Obama needs a scapegoat for his derelictions in Benghazi, you end up in the slammer. If you are a deep-pocketed financial institution that Obama wants to make the culprit for the government-driven financial meltdown, or to raid so the radical left’s legion of “community organizers” can be funded, prepare to pony up a 9- or 10-figure “settlement.” If you are a police department, be ready to be scandalized as a practitioner of racially malicious enforcement. If you are Israel, brace for the “international outlaw” smear.

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01/17/2017 8:41

And Persecuted Elderly Bakers

Despite your personal feelings on his coolness, his character, his charisma, or his competence, Barack Obama will forever be the president who worked diligently to put the gun of government to the heads of the Little Sisters of the Poor, demanding that they either pay to destroy children in the womb or be crushed

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01/17/2017 8:16

An Excellent Mystery

If you like mystery, check out "Revenge" at Amazon.

Country Club Pro Palmer Daniels – friend of Detective Jarrold Banyon - is optimistic about his chances on next year’s Web.com tour when he is questioned by police about the murder of a young waitress. Daniels isn’t worried. On the night of the murder he was talking with two friends about a possible business investment. But when police question his two friends, they deny being with Daniels. Incriminating evidence turns up in Daniels’ house and in the apartment of the victim, making him the prime suspect.
Banyon is convinced his friend is innocent. But he must discover why two businessmen in Orange Key would lie about Daniels. Banyon believes someone is framing his friend. The investigation will take him to an incident in Daniels’ past. The club pro has no dark secrets in his life but a noble act a decade before may have resulted in murderous revenge and retribution.
The police are dismissive of his theory but Banyon is determined to bring the guilty party to justice. But the farther he goes into the past, the more dangerous the present becomes.

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01/17/2017 7:21

Golf and Israel

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01/17/2017 6:50

Don't Block Traffic in North Dakota

North Dakota lawmaker's bill protects drivers who negligently hit someone obstructing traffic.  (You have the right to protest but no right to obstruct others.)

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