Friday, June 24, 2016

Rep. Louie Gohmert Furiously Confronts Dems Staging Sit-In for Gun Control: ‘Radical Islam Killed These People!’ | Video | TheBlaze.com

Rep. Louie Gohmert Furiously Confronts Dems Staging Sit-In for Gun Control: ‘Radical Islam Killed These People!’ | Video | TheBlaze.com:

"As the House Democrats’ gun control sit-in hit its 12th hour late Wednesday night, Rep. Brad Sherman (D-Calif.) threw down the gauntlet to Republicans.

“It appears the gentleman is afraid to vote and afraid to debate,” Sherman hollered from the podium as his fellow Democrats cheered. “And given the weakness of his arguments and his position, his fear is well founded.”

With that a furious Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) met Sherman’s challenge, marched down to the House floor and pointed at a large poster of the Orlando terror victims."

Federal Lab Closed After 'Disturbing' Data Manipulation

Federal Lab Closed After 'Disturbing' Data Manipulation | The Daily Caller
Nearly two decades and $108 million worth of “disturbing” data manipulation with “serious and far ranging” effects forced a federal lab to close, a congressman revealed Thursday.
The inorganic section of the U.S. Geological Survey’s (USGS) Energy Geochemistry Laboratory in Lakewood, Colo. manipulated data on a variety of topics – including many related to the environment – from 1996 to 2014.
The manipulation was caught in 2008, but continued another six years.
Image result for government lies“It’s astounding that we spend $108 million on manipulated research and then the far-reaching effects that that would have,” Rep. Bruce Westerman said at a House Natural Resources subcommittee hearing.
“We know how research multiples and affects different parts of our society and our economy and … if you’re working off of flawed data it definitely could be in a bad way.”
“The problems were so severe, in fact, that the USGS has already closed the inorganic lab in question permanently,” the Arkansas Republican said. The lab was terminated in January.
...Westerman also highlighted an interview the IG withheld from its report.
“Tell me what you want and I will get it for you. What we do is like magic,” a former USGS official told auditors a former employee linked to the manipulation would say, according to Westerman.
...The research topics that faced data manipulation – including uranium in the environment, health effects of energy resources, and U.S. coal resources and reserves – was “disturbing,” Westerman said..."

Nine Key Takeaways from Brexit

Nine Key Takeaways from Brexit | International Liberty
"What an amazing vote. 
The people of the United Kingdom defied the supposed experts, rejected a fear-based campaign by advocates of the status quo, and declared their independence from the European Union.
Here are some takeaway thoughts on this startling development.

  • 1. The UK has voted to leave a sinking ship. 

Because of unfavorable demographics and a dirigiste economic model, the European Union has a very grim future.

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  • 2. Brexit is a vote against centralization, bureaucratization, and harmonization. 

It also is a victory for more growth, though the amount of additional long-run growth will depend on whether the UK government seizes the opportunity for lower taxes, less red tape, and a smaller burden of government.

  • 3. President Obama once again fired blanks. 

Whether it was his failed attempt early in his presidency to get the Olympic Games in Chicago or his feckless attempt in his final year to get Britons to remain in the EU, Obama has a remarkably dismal track record. 
Maybe I can get him to endorse the Boston Red Sox, thus ensuring the Yankees make it to the World Series?..."
Read on!

Lunch video-----Obama can be seen repeatedly contradicting his top advisers on the biggest national security threat since Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria.

"The video is edited as follows:
Obama tells a lie, then his own guy contradicts. 
Obama tells another lie, then his own guy contradicts.
Obama tells ANOTHER lie, then his own guy contradicts.
During Fox News’ “The Kelly File,” Obama can be seen repeatedly contradicting his top advisers on the biggest national security threat since Al-Qaeda, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria."
h/t Chris Parks!

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Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Immigration Order With Tie Vote | TheBlaze.com

Supreme Court Blocks Obama’s Immigration Order With Tie Vote | TheBlaze.com:

"The Supreme Court blocked President Barack Obama’s executive order on immigration from being enacted in a 4-4 decision on Thursday.

The high court’s tie vote upholds a lower court ruling blocking the president’s unilateral attempt to shield immigrants in the United States illegally from deportation and to make them eligible for work permits without the approval of Congress."

US President says Britain would be at the back of the queue after a leave vote

US President says Britain would be at the back of the queue after a leave vote | Politics | News | Daily Express:
"The US President warned the UK would be “at the back of the queue” for a trade deal with America if it quit Brussels.
But his threat provoked outrage and scorn from pro-Brexit campaigners, who dismissed it as yet another scaremongering ploy from the pro-EU lobby."

Is 'Frexit' next for Europe?

Is 'Frexit' next for Europe? | Washington Examiner:
"A far-right party in France has begun pushing for its own referendum on membership in the European Union following Britain's vote to leave the EU Thursday.
Leaders of the National Front party reportedly announced support for a "Frexit" movement in the wake of the surprising results in Britain.
One leader declared it was "our turn now" to reexamine the relationship between France and the EU.
The National Front party controls only a handful of seats in the French government.
But experts said Friday the push for an EU membership referendum in France could gain momentum given the precedent set by the U.K..."


Solar Impulse 2 Completes Atlantic Crossing

Solar Impulse 2 Completes Atlantic Crossing - AVweb flash Article:
"Solar Impulse 2 landed in Seville, Spain early Thursday, completing a 3160-NM trip across the Atlantic from New York in 71 hours.
..."Everybody has tried to cross the Atlantic, with sailboats, steamboats, airships, aeroplanes, even rowing boats and kitesurfs.
Today, it's a solar-powered aeroplane for the first time ever, flying electric with no fuel and no pollution,”...

Ten Immigration Laws That Will Make Liberals FURIOUS | The Federalist Papers

Ten Immigration Laws That Will Make Liberals FURIOUS | The Federalist Papers:

"These hypocritical jackasses are building a non-scalable wall around their precious little convention but they REFUSE to build a wall to keep illegals out of the COUNTRY.
It doesn’t matter that illegals cost taxpayers billions of dollars every year. It doesn’t matter that some illegals commit heinous crimes; get deported and then walk right back over the border.

Nope, Democrats don’t care about the actual country but they certainly like to keep themselves safe don’t they?"

Eight reasons Leave won the UK's referendum on the EU - BBC News

Eight reasons Leave won the UK's referendum on the EU - BBC News:
"The UK has voted to quit the European Union following a referendum on its membership.
So how did the Leave campaign win?
1. Brexit economic warnings backfire
What started off as a trickle soon became a steady stream and ended up as a flood.
The public was bombarded with warnings about how they would be poorer if they voted to leave the EU but, in the end, weren't convinced by what they were told and/or believed it was a price worth paying.
The CBI, the IMF, the OECD, the IFS - an alphabet soup of experts lined up to say economic growth would be hobbled, unemployment would go up, the pound would plummet and British business would be left in a no man's land outside the EU.
The Bank of England raised the prospect of a recession while The Treasury said it would be forced to put income tax up and slash spending on the NHS, schools and defence.
If that wasn't enough, President Obama suggested the UK would go to the "back of the queue" in terms of securing a trade deal with the US while top EU official Donald Tusk hinted at the end of Western political civilization..."
Read on!

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History for June 24


















History for June 24 - On-This-Day.com
E.I. Du Pont (Éleuthère Irénée du Pont de Nemours) 1771 - Chemist, industrialist, Ambrose Bierce 1842 - Journalist, editorialist, Norman Cousins 1915 - Journalist, author


Al Molinaro 1919 - Actor ("Happy Days"), Michele Lee 1942 - Actress ("Knots Landing"), singer, dancer, Nancy Allen 1950 - Actress


1497 - Italian explorer John Cabot, sailing in the service of England, landed in North America on what is now Newfoundland.


1509 - Henry VIII was crowned King of England.


1675 - King Philip's War began when Indians massacre colonists at Swansee, Plymouth colony.


1844 - Charles Goodyear was granted U.S. patent #3,633 for vulcanized rubber.


1896 - Booker T. Washington became the first African American to receive an honorary MA degree from Howard University.


1922 - The American Professional Football Association took the name of The National Football League.


1941 - U.S. President Franklin Roosevelt pledged all possible support to the Soviet Union.


1948 - The Soviet Union began the Berlin Blockade.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Homeland Security Chairman McCaul: The war is at our doorstep | Fox News

Homeland Security Chairman McCaul: The war is at our doorstep | Fox News:

"We are a nation at war, and our own city streets have once again become the frontlines.

The tragedy in Orlando is the worst terrorist attack on American soil since 9/11, and it reminds us that nearly 15 years after that fateful day, our enemies are still dead set on attacking us—from outside and from within.

To defend the American people, we need bold leadership and strategic thinking, including a clear-eyed assessment of the danger, a vision for how to win the wider war against Islamist terror, and a willingness to take decisive action.

On each of these accounts, the Obama administration has failed.  That is way House Republicans have put forward a strong national security agenda to get us back on track."

SUNY-Albany student confesses to making up racial attack story

SUNY-Albany student confesses to making up racial attack story - The College Fix:
"One of the three SUNY-Albany students who alleged she was a victim of a race-based attack on a bus has now confessed to fabricating the story.
Yesterday, Alexis Briggs “tearfully apologized” while pleading guilty to concocting the whole tale.
Image result for liberal liarsIn a (plea) deal she’ll avoid any jail time, but will have to do 100 hours worth of community service and avoid any new criminal charges within the year.
In late January while riding a bus, Briggs, along with fellow students Ariel Agudio and Asha Burwell, claimed they were taunted with racial slurs and then attacked.
But several videos of the “incident” showed no evidence of the trio’s tale; in fact, the women ended up being charged themselves for misdemeanor assault, while two also were tagged with “falsely reporting an incident...”

Horror and Hush-Up in Twin Falls, Idaho

Horror and Hush-Up in Twin Falls, Idaho - Michelle Malkin:
"Something wicked happened in Idaho's rural Magic Valley.
The evil has been compounded by politicians, media and special interest groups doing their damnedest to suppress the story and quell a righteous citizen rebellion.
On June 7, a brief news item appeared on local Twin Falls, Idaho-based KMVT about a "reported sexual assault that possibly occurred near the Fawnbrook Apartments" five days earlier.
...Police and the local prosecutor's office grudgingly confirmed that an investigation had begun into the incident.
The victim:
A mentally disabled 5-year-old girl. 
The alleged perpetrators:
Three boys, ages 7, 10 and 14, from Sudanese and Iraqi immigrant families (predominantly Muslim) who have been in the country for less than two years -- all but confirming that they are refugees.
What happened?
The case is under seal because it involves minors, but prosecutor Grant Loebs said there is videotape of the alleged sexual assault (a fact which local activists first divulged).
Two of the boys are in custody.
It's not clear what happened to the third.
Here's the sickening thing:
The people who should have been asking tough questions -- like, you know, mainstream journalists -- have spent more time attacking local whistleblowers and bloggers than they have spent demanding answers and holding public officials accountable.
Why?..."

Anatomy of the terror threat: Files show hundreds of US plots, refugee connection | Fox News

Anatomy of the terror threat: Files show hundreds of US plots, refugee connection | Fox News:

"The files are sure to inflame the debate over the Obama administration’s push to admit thousands more refugees from Syria and elsewhere, a proposal Donald Trump has vehemently opposed on the 2016 campaign trail.

[T]hese data make clear that the United States not only lacks the ability to properly screen individuals prior to their arrival, but also that our nation has an unprecedented assimilation problem,” Sens. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, told President Obama in a June 14 letter, obtained by FoxNews.com.

The files also give fresh insight into the true scope of the terror threat and cover a wide range of cases, including:"



Free Tampons: NYC Passes Law to Require Tampons to Be Made Available in Schools, Jails, Shelters

Free Tampons: NYC Passes Law to Require Tampons to Be Made Available in Schools, Jails, Shelters | Health News | US News:
"New York City lawmakers have passed what advocates call a pioneering requirement for free tampons and sanitary pads in public schools, homeless shelters and jails.
In a first of its kind, New York City passed a law mandating the free distribution of tampons in select locations.
NEW YORK (AP) — New York City is on track to become the nation's first city to require free tampons and sanitary pads in public schools, homeless shelters and jails after lawmakers approved the idea Tuesday amid a national discussion of the costs of having a period.
The proposal, which Democratic Mayor Bill de Blasio's administration supports, marks a new direction in activists' push to dismantle what they see as unfair financial barriers between women and needed sanitary products..."

"Steyn Was Right and I Was Wrong" :: SteynOnline

"Steyn Was Right and I Was Wrong" :: SteynOnline
"Mark is overseas in connection with research for a new book. 
But his decade-old bestseller America Alone is timelier than ever. 
Tarek Fatah begins his column in today's Toronto Sun as follows:
Almost 10 years ago, Maclean's magazine published an essay by Mark Steyn titled, "The future belongs to Islam".
In it, he suggested, "the West is growing old and enfeebled, and lacks the will to rebuff those who would supplant it."
It was an extract from Steyn's then best-selling book America Alone, where he concluded, "It's the end of the world as we've known it..."
There was an outcry among Canada's Islamists, who took Steyn and Maclean's to the Ontario and British Columbia Human Rights Commissions.
My fellow Sun columnist, Farzana Hassan, and I wrote a rejoinder in Maclean's titled, "Mark Steyn has a right to be wrong."
Today, I recognize, Steyn was right and I was wrong.
Read the rest of Mr Fatah's column to see why. 
America Alone was, as he says, a bestseller, and many presidents, prime ministers and other influential politicians read it and cited it
But too few western leaders made any serious attempt to change course. 
Autographed copies are available at the SteynOnline bookstore, and approaching its tenth birthday Mark's book remains an indispensable guide to the new world now emerging.

Lunch video-----Mark Steyn - Party at the End of the World

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Immigration boss who barred feds from terror suspect up for award, but agency won't say why | Fox News

Immigration boss who barred feds from terror suspect up for award, but agency won't say why | Fox News:

"A U.S. immigration official blamed in a federal report for barring law enforcement agents from a suspect in the San Bernardino terror attack has been nominated for a prestigious agency award – but her bosses in Washington refuse to say what she did to earn consideration.

Irene Martin heads the San Bernardino U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services office, where last December, she allegedly blocked five armed Department of Homeland Security agents from the man authorities say supplied the firepower in the deadly attack a day earlier. Although an Inspector General's report found she acted improperly, and then lied to investigators, FoxNews.com has learned she has been nominated for the Secretary’s Award for Valor."

Instapundit » Blog Archive » YOU’D THINK THE CITY WOULD MIND, BUT YOU’D BE WRONG: After banning Uber and Lyft, DUI arrests skyro…

Instapundit » Blog Archive » YOU’D THINK THE CITY WOULD MIND, BUT YOU’D BE WRONG: After banning Uber and Lyft, DUI arrests skyro…:
YOU’D THINK THE CITY WOULD MIND, BUT YOU’D BE WRONG: 
After banning Uber and Lyft, DUI arrests skyrocket. “In the first three week after Uber and Lyft left Austin, DWI arrests were up 7.5 percent over the same time last year. 
City police made 359 DWI arrests from May 9, 2016 (the day Uber and Lyft shut down) to May 31, 2016. 
During that same period in 2015, Austin police made 334 DWI arrests.”
The thing is, these arrests generate revenue for the city. And, of course, traditional taxi services generate graft. 
So for politicians, it’s a no-brainer. If the public is worse off, tough."

11% of Brexit voters have yet to decide which way they will vote in EU referendum | Daily Mail Online

11% of Brexit voters have yet to decide which way they will vote in EU referendum | Daily Mail Online
The final countdown! 
All to play for as 11% of voters say they have yet to decide which way they will vote in today's historic EU referendum 

Much at Steak in EPA’s Latest Beef

Much at Steak in EPA’s Latest Beef | Somewhat Reasonable:
"The recent release of the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) 600-page methane rule was the latest skirmish in the war on methane, but the next battle will be felt at your supermarket.
According to EPA, the oil and gas industry is the top methane offender, but livestock — especially cattle — is a close number-two, making ranchers and their cattle radical environmentalists’ next targets.
In November 2015, John Sutter wrote an article for CNN titled “Why Beef is the New SUV,” in which he stated reducing beef consumption is vital if the United States is going to play its part in limiting the increasing global temperatures to 2 degrees Celsius as originally set out in the 1992 U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change.
Sutter then went into great detail about how this can be done and why it’s imperative.
The “solutions” being studied range from requiring backpacks to be strapped to the backs of cattle to capture methane, injections to aid the cattle’s digest process, and genetically modifying cattle to produce less methane.
Scientists at Modern Meadow are even attempting to engineer meat from cell cultures.
Sound healthy to you?..."

Bill to Allow FBI Access to Browser History Without a Warrant Fails by Just Two Votes | TheBlaze.com

Bill to Allow FBI Access to Browser History Without a Warrant Fails by Just Two Votes | TheBlaze.com:

"WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Wednesday blocked an expansion of the government’s power to investigate suspected terrorists, a victory for civil libertarians and privacy advocates emboldened after a National Security Agency contractor’s revelations forced changes in how the communications of Americans are monitored.

After the massacre at a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, senior Republicans had pressed for allowing the FBI to obtain a person’s digital fingerprints without first securing a judge’s permission. The mass shooting in Orlando on June 12 left 49 dead and 53 injured. The gunman had pledged allegiance to the Islamic State and other militant groups."

Young People Asked to Match Quotes to Clinton or Trump — See How They React When They Learn the Truth

Young People Asked to Match Quotes to Clinton or Trump — See How They React When They Learn the Truth | Video | TheBlaze.com:
Campus Reform polled several young people and asked them to match different quotes to either presumptive Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton or her GOP rival Donald Trump.

The “squares” in the challenge include the following:
• “This candidate wore a $12,000 suit while giving a speech about inequality.”
• “Which candidate said they carry hot sauce everywhere they go to ‘pander’ to black voters?”
• Which candidate said, “I want the Iranians to know that if I’m the president we will attack Iran if it attacks Israel. We would obliterate them”
• “Which candidate made a joke about ‘colored people time’ saying that black people are always late?”
• “Which candidate suggested a 12-year-old rape victim made up accusations because she enjoyed ‘fantasizing about older men’”
• “This candidate accepted millions of dollars from the kings of Saudi Arabia, Morocco and Oman.”
The Campus Reform reporter then informed the respondents that the answer to every single one was Hillary Clinton, leaving them stunned.
“Oh, that makes me sad,” one woman replied.
“Wow,” another said.
Several of the young people said they didn’t exactly trust Clinton. Watch the video below:

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History for June 23


History for June 23 - On-This-Day.com
Irvin Cobb 1876, Alfred Kinsey 1894, Alan Turing 1912
 

Wilma Rudolph 1940, Clarence Thomas 1948 - U.S. Supreme Court Justice, Frances McDormand 1957 - Actress


1757 - Robert Clive defeated the Indians at Plassey and won control of Bengal.


1836 - The U.S. Congress approved the Deposit Act, which contained a provision for turning over surplus federal revenue to the states.


1868 - Christopher Latham Sholes received a patent for an invention that he called a "Type-Writer."


1931 - Wiley Post and Harold Gatty took off from New York on the first round-the-world flight in a single-engine plane.


1947 - The U.S. Senate joined the House in overriding President Truman's veto of the Taft-Hartley Act.


1956 - Gamal Abdel Nasser was elected president of Egypt.


2004 - The U.S. proposed that North Korea agree to a series of nuclear disarmament measures over a three-month period in exchange for economic benefits.


2015 - Verizon announced it had completed its $4.4 billion purchase of AOL, Inc.