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30 April 2020

Pennsylvania ordered to respond in case asking Supreme Court to halt enforcement of stay-at-home order

"[T]he Order violated the Petitioners rights not to be deprived of their property without due process of law guaranteed by the [Fifth and 14th Amendments], the right not to have their property taken without just compensation guaranteed by the [Fifth Amendment], their right to judicial review guaranteed by the [5th and Fourteenth Amendments], their right to equal protection of the law guaranteed by the [14th Amendment], and their right to free speech and assembly guaranteed by the [First Amendment]."

Trump blasts 'scam' against Flynn as FBI files raise questions about future of case

Newly released FBI files revealed agents discussing their motivations for interviewing the former national security adviser -- in turn, raising serious questions about the future of the case against him.


The Justice Department turned over the documents just this week, even though a February 2018 standing order in the case from United States District Court for the District of Columbia required the government to turn over any exculpatory materials in its possession that pertained to Flynn.  Such materials ordinarily do not need to be disclosed to uncharged individuals or those who have already pleaded guilty, Sullivan has ruled.

Flynn’s attorney, Sidney Powell, told Fox News on Thursday that in light of the new documents, "this persecution will have to be thrown out entirely."  Even more exculpatory documents are forthcoming, as Attorney General Bill Barr continues to look over the DOJ's investigation into the handling of the Flynn case.

China's global growth in jeopardy as Beijing blasts allies amid coronavirus crisis

China's mishandling of the outbreak, complete with widespread allegations of coverups and flat-out lies, has damaged China's credibility and standing on the global stage.

Beijing has been accused of downplaying the virus, silencing doctors, and significantly rounding down the number of cases and fatalities it had.  The move infuriated the international community because it had relied on China to accurately report its findings so they could prepare as the novel coronavirus spread across the world.

In recent days the consensus has been growing that the more China engages in fights or threatens economic retaliation, the greater the chance it has of the world turning against them.

Chinese threats won't work, experts say, adding that they could backfire and further alienate Beijing from the rest of the world -- something that could cripple the country.

Trump defends use of phrase 'China virus,' despite demands from China to stop

President Trump on Tuesday further angered China by referring to COVID-19, which has killed more than 7,000 people worldwide, as the "China virus," despite being asked repeatedly to stop.

Geng Shuang, a spokesman for China's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, stated "Some politicians in the U.S. associated the coronavirus with China, and smeared China.  China expresses its strong anger and opposition to that," he said.  "We call on the U.S. to stop finger-pointing at China.  The utmost priority is for the international community to cooperate on fighting the virus."

Chinese officials have come after people like Secretary of States Mike Pompeo, who deliberately referred to COVID-19 as the "Wuhan virus" after China's foreign ministry called it "highly irresponsible" to do so.  Other Republicans who came under scrutiny include House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, of California, and Arkansas Sen. Tom Cotton.

China has been widely accused of suppressing vital facts about the virus, including when it surfaced and how quickly it spread.

Intel boss confirms investigation into whether coronavirus outbreak the 'result of an accident' at Wuhan lab

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence confirmed on-record for the first time Thursday that the U.S. intelligence community is investigating whether the coronavirus outbreak, which has wreaked havoc across the globe, started as the result of an accident at a laboratory in Wuhan, China.

There is increasing confidence that the outbreak likely escaped from the lab, not as a bioweapon but as part of a Chinese effort to show that its efforts to identify and combat viruses are equal or greater than those of the U.S.

29 April 2020

Illinois Democrat Senator Plummer:
Coronavirus bailout – Don’t waste federal funds on my state's bankrupt system

Home to 1,000 public corruption convictions in the last 20 years.  The FBI has been picking off powerful politicians and insiders for bribery, self-dealing and abuse of power.

State politicians want over $40 billion.  Governor J.B. Pritzker has separately requested billions in federal funds.

Federal dollars should not prop up Illinois’ failed system.  A massive federal bailout won’t satiate the reckless spending habits of Illinois’ political class.

The Land of Lincoln is no longer a government of the people, by the people, and for the people.  Illinois’ financial collapse reveals our government’s moral bankruptcy.  Our leaders simply want to feed at the federal trough without fixing this self-inflicted disaster.

On April 23, 2020, Gov. J.B. Pritzker announced an extension of the stay at home order for Illinois as well as a mandatory face covering order at his daily Illinois coronavirus update.  Illinois State Rep. Darren Bailey, R-Xenia filed suit against the order, and a judge in southern Illinois ruled Monday, April 27, 2020, that the Illinois governor's order to stem the spread of the coronavirus exceeds his emergency authority and violates individual civil rights.

Upbeat news about a potential coronavirus treatment from drugmaker Gilead Sciences helped offset a larger-than-expected drop in first-quarter gross domestic product.

Fed pledges to keep interest rates near zero until coronavirus-battered economy recovers

28 April 2020

California Doctors Go on Ingraham Angle, Challenge Official COVID Policy — YOUTUBE THEN TAKES DOWN THEIR VIDEOS!

On Saturday two California doctors of Immunology went on with KERO News 23 in California and made a video disputing the official state coronavirus policy in California.

According to their data, the death rate of the coronavirus is similar in prevalence to the flu.  And they believe only the sick and elderly should be quarantined and that businesses should open.

They also revealed that the state of California is pressuring doctors to pad the COVID-19 numbers.

Following their appearance on the show their videos were removed from Google-YouTube!  They did not pass official WHO policy.

Censorshiop is alive and well, and not just in China.

Thought for the Day

27 April 2020

Speculation mounts over Flynn case as new DOJ documents turned over

General Flynn to be completely exonerated this week

New documents recently turned over to Michael Flynn's legal team have led to speculation that the former national security adviser could catch a break in his long-stalled case due to purportedly exculpatory evidence that previously had not been disclosed.

Selective Silence:  Former Clinton adviser calls on Biden to withdraw over assault allegations

The woman who has accused Joe Biden of a sexual assault in the early 1990s is calling out the media and several politicians being considered to join the former vice president on the 2020 ticket for "protecting a powerful man" while attempting to "silence" her in the process.

Thought for the Day

25 April 2020

Former Clinton adviser calls on Biden to withdraw over assault allegations

"Credible rape accusations are disqualifying or we have NO moral standards."

CNN FINALLY covers Larry King clip in which Biden accuser's mother purportedly alludes to daughter's sexual assault

"It's truly despicable that this footage existed and yet CNN failed to do its own due diligence within its own archives."

This is CNN's news item:  Biden's accuser says mother called into 'Larry King Live' in 1993 for advice after alleged sexual assault

The 1993 assault allegation

CNN had previously reached out to Tara Reade multiple times but she had not agreed to be interviewed prior to Friday.  In that phone interview, she shared similar details of the sexual assault allegation she had told in recent weeks to multiple media outlets, including The New York Times, Washington Post, and the Associated Press.

She told CNN that in 1993, when she was working as an aide in Biden's Senate office, she was asked to deliver a duffle bag to the then-Delaware senator.  In a corridor somewhere in the Capitol Hill complex, Reade said Biden "had me up against the wall;  he used his knee to spread open my legs," etc.

24 April 2020

Michigan Gov. Whitmer faces protest outside her home as lawmakers mull curbing her powers

Michigan Governor, legislature exempt from FOIA requests; Governor exempted her staff from FOIA requests during pandemic.

Michigan Democrat facing censure for 'thank you' to Trump should join GOP, president says

Michigan Congresswoman Karen Whitsett recently survived a bout with coronavirus – only to now face possible censure by some fellow Democrats for having said "thank you" to President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence during a recent White House meeting.

Whitsett had thanked Trump and Pence because she attributed her recovery from the coronavirus to having taken the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine -- a treatment Trump has frequently supported during White House news briefings.  The congresswoman said the drug had "saved my life."

"Thank-you for everything that you have done," Whitsett said.  "I did not know that saying thank-you had a political line.  I’m telling my story and my truth, and this is how I feel and these are my words."

The 13th Congressional District Democratic Party Organization will consider censuring Whitsett when it meets Saturday.  Whitsett is not the only Democrat to face repercussions for positive comments about Trump.

Coronavirus and inmates — ACLU's bad idea ignores these realities about crime

The American Civil Liberties Union made news with demands that states and the federal government release large numbers of offenders due to the spread of the coronavirus among inmates.

The ACLU has long implored government at all levels to release as many inmates as possible back onto our streets.

The better option, however, is what’s happening in Indiana and other states.

The ACLU ignores the reason so many people are locked up:  too many people commit serious crimes.  Even the alarming and disproportionate number of blacks in prison arises directly from the disproportionate amount of violent crime committed in socioeconomically disadvantaged neighborhoods — a pattern that also produces a disproportionate number of black victims.

It is the crime itself — not holding offenders accountable — that is harming our communities.

Graduation at the U.S. Air Force Academy

23 April 2020

Osama bin Laden wanted to assassinate President Obama, General Petraeus

Considered Biden 'totally unprepared'; would cause U.S. crisis

Thought for the Day:  Roadmap to Tyranny - Hillary's and Obama's Bible

18 April 2020

Pompeo, Barr condemn Hong Kong arrests of democracy advocates

The United States condemned the arrests of at least 14 veteran pro-democracy activists in Hong Kong on charges of joining massive anti-government protests last year, saying the police action jeopardizes a high degree of autonomy guaranteed the southern Chinese city.

While the protests began peacefully, they increasingly descended into violence after demonstrators became frustrated with the government’s response.

"Beijing and its representatives in Hong Kong continue to take actions inconsistent with commitments made under the Sino-British Joint Declaration that include transparency, the rule of law, and guarantees that Hong Kong will continue to ‘enjoy a high degree of autonomy."

Attorney General William Barr also weighed in with a statement saying these events show how "antithetical the values of the Chinese Communist Party are to those we share in Western liberal democracies.  These actions — along with its malign influence activity and industrial espionage here in the United States — demonstrate once again that the Chinese Communist Party cannot be trusted.”

The Chinese government's fear and insecurity are clearly at the core of their actions.

Democrats use coronavirus as excuse to try eliminating safeguards against election fraud

Imagine an election where a ballot is sent to a person regardless of eligibility, signed by someone else, picked up and delivered by a campaign operative, and still counted.  If Democrats got their way, that is what would happen in Nevada this June, and nationwide in November.

17 April 2020

The Lockdown Is Loosening Whether Government Likes It Or Not

It is the American people, not the government who will decide when this lockdown is over. And they are getting closer to that decision.

We tend to think of the idea of the government existing through the consent of the governed as being about elections, but it is about more than that, the successful lockdown of New York City was not enforced as much as it was consented to.

The U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights supersedes any Governor's "executive orders".

MI Governor Loses ‘Consent of the Governed’

Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s handling of the COVID-19 lockdown has stood out as one of the most severe and arbitrary in the US. Michiganders are unable to purchase gardening supplies but lottery tickets are fine. They can travel to Walmart but not to their cabins in the countryside. They can paddle a canoe but can’t ride a jet ski.

Sheriffs from four contiguous counties in the northwest corner of the lower peninsula are placing their constitutional duties above the governor’s mandates.

We write today to inform the public for our respective counties of our opposition to some of Governor Whitmer’s executive orders. While we understand her desire to protect the public, we question some restrictions that she has imposed as overstepping her executive authority. She has created a vague framework of emergency laws that only confuse Michigan residents.

As a result, we will not have strict enforcement of these orders.

Gov. Whitmer has faced an unprecedented backlash from the public due to her bizarre overreach, both online and at the state capitol.

Whitmer (and several other governors, all Democrats) don’t understand that lockdown orders only last as long as officials and the public allow them to. The principle of “consent of the governed” was popularized by John Locke, but has existed forever. Even autocrats who theoretically held absolute power were overthrown when the people had enough. Roman generals shivved unpopular emperors and a Milanese mob swung Mussolini from a lamppost. Mercifully, our political leaders are merely recalled from office or tossed out on election day.

The Declaration of Independence made the US the first nation to enshrine this concept in its founding documents. "That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed."

If Whitmer wants to keep her job, she might want to read her John Locke.

Dem Senators Break With Leadership, Call for Immediate Small Business Funding

16 April 2020

Sources believe coronavirus originated in Wuhan lab as part of China's efforts to compete with US

There is increasing confidence that COVID-19 likely originated in a Wuhan laboratory, though not as a bioweapon but as part of China's effort to demonstrate that its efforts to identify and combat viruses are equal to or greater than the capabilities of the United States, multiple sources who have been briefed on the details of early actions by China's government and seen relevant materials.

This may be the "costliest government coverup of all time." The initial transmission of the virus was bat-to-human, and that "patient zero" worked at the laboratory, then went into the population in Wuhan.

What all of the sources agree about is the extensive cover-up of data and information about COVID-19 launched by the Chinese government.

The Wuhan wet market initially identified as a possible point of origin never sold bats, and the sources tell Fox News that blaming the wet market was an effort by China to deflect blame from the laboratory, along with the country's propaganda efforts targeting the U.S. and Italy.

The Wuhan laboratory "contained highly contagious materials -- we knew that, we knew that they were working on this program, many countries have programs like this. In countries that are open and transparent, they have the ability to control them and keep them safe, and they allow outside observers in to make sure all the processes and procedures are right. I only wish that that had happened in this place."

China "100 percent" suppressed data and changed data. Samples were destroyed, contaminated areas scrubbed, some early reports erased, and academic articles stifled. Doctors and journalists were "disappeared" warning of the spread of the virus and its contagious nature and human to human transmission.

Sources say the World Health Organization (WHO) was complicit from the beginning in helping China cover its tracks.

NJ gov on lockdown measures: 'I wasn't thinking of the Bill of Rights when we did this'

"The Bill of Rights, as you well know, protects Americans' rights -- enshrines their right to practice their religion as they see fit and to congregate together to assemble peacefully. By what authority did you nullify the Bill of Rights in issuing this order? Since you are an elected official, a leader in the government, an executive, how do you have the authority to order something that so clearly contravenes the Bill of Rights of the United States -- the U.S. Constitution -- where do you get the authority to do that? You can't just, as the governor of a state, tell people who they can talk to when and where, because the Constitution of the United States -- upon which all of this is based -- prohibits you from doing that, so you clearly decided that you could do it."

Unlicensed Haircuts Are Only the Beginning

In times of panic, the natural tendency is for government power to expand, and some states have already enacted laws giving state governors near-dictatorial power to waive or suspend legal requirements. But history teaches all too well that such expansions of power are rarely reversed when the crisis that precipitated them abates. So although our current situation requires rapid action, it is both better and safer to make changes through ordinary legislative and rule-making processes.

Iran parliament: Coronavirus deaths nearly double reported figures

Health Ministry death toll figures counted only those who died in hospitals and had gotten positive test results for the virus. That disregarded all coronavirus victims who died in their homes. The report also said that aggressive testing, something experts have seized upon as necessary in the pandemic, has not been done in Iran — meaning other cases likely have been missed.

Thoughts for the Day

Ironic Humor for the Day

Here are the official Coronavirus guidelines:

1. Basically, you can't leave the house for any reason, but if you have to, then you can.

2. Masks are useless, but maybe you have to wear one, it can save you, it is useless, but maybe it is mandatory as well.

3. Stores are closed, except those that are open.

4. You should not go to hospitals unless you have to go there. Same applies to doctors, you should only go there in case of emergency, provided you are not too sick.

5. This virus is deadly but still not too scary, except that sometimes it actually leads to a global disaster.

6. Gloves won't help, but they can still help.

7. Everyone needs to stay HOME, but it's important to GO OUT.

8. There is no shortage of groceries in the supermarket, but there are many things missing when you go there in the evening, but not in the morning. Sometimes.

9. The virus has no effect on children except those it affects.

10. Animals are not affected, but there is still a cat that tested positive in Belgium in February when no one had been tested, plus a few tigers here and there…

11. You will have many symptoms when you are sick, but you can also get sick without symptoms, have symptoms without being sick, or be contagious without having symptoms. Oh, my..

12. In order not to get sick, you have to eat well and exercise, but eat whatever you have on hand and it's better not to go out, well, but no…

13. It's better to get some fresh air, but you get looked at very wrong when you get some fresh air, and most importantly, you don't go to parks or walk. But don’t sit down, except that you can do that now if you are old, but not for too long or if you are pregnant (but not too old).

14. You can't go to retirement homes, but you have to take care of the elderly and bring food and medication.

15. If you are sick, you can't go out, but you can go to the pharmacy.

16. You can get restaurant food delivered to the house, which may have been prepared by people who didn't wear masks or gloves. But you have to have your groceries decontaminated outside for 3 hours. Pizza too?

17. Every disturbing article or disturbing interview starts with "I don't want to trigger panic, but…"

18. You can't see your older mother or grandmother, but you can take a taxi and meet an older taxi driver.

19. You can walk around with a friend but not with your family if they don't live under the same roof.

20. You are safe if you maintain the appropriate social distance, but you can’t go out with friends or strangers at the safe social distance.

21. The virus remains active on different surfaces for two hours, no, four, no, six, no, we didn't say hours, maybe days? But it takes a damp environment. Oh no, not necessarily.

22. The virus stays in the air - well no, or yes, maybe, especially in a closed room, in one hour a sick person can infect ten, so if it falls, all our children were already infected at school before it was closed. But remember, if you stay at the recommended social distance, however in certain circumstances you should maintain a greater distance, which, studies show, the virus can travel further, maybe.

23. We count the number of deaths but we don't know how many people are infected as we have only tested so far those who were "almost dead" to find out if that's what they will die of…

24. We have no treatment, except that there may be one that apparently is not dangerous unless you take too much (which is the case with all medications).

25. We should stay locked up until the virus disappears, but it will only disappear if we achieve collective immunity, so when it circulates… but we must no longer be locked up for that?

26. Shop local! Support local businesses! But, don't go outside.

27. Have items delivered so you don't have to go outside. Remind the deliver people that they should not be outside. Thank them for their sacrifice. Remind them to wash their hands. Don't let them inside your house to wash their hands.

28. Exercise and get sunshine by walking or jogging. But, all parks are closed so you'll have to squeeze onto the busy sidewalks and walk in the road, so watch out for cars driven by people who aren't wearing masks and shouldn't be outside.

14 April 2020

Trump announces US will halt funding to World Health Organization over coronavirus response, saying it had put "political correctness over lifesaving measures."

Trump also declared that the United States would undertake a 60-to-90 day investigation into why the "China-centric" WHO had caused "so much death" by "severely mismanaging and covering up" the coronavirus' spread, including by making the "disastrous" decision to oppose travel restrictions on China.

The Chinese government suppressed news about the virus, and even detained Doctor Li Wenliang, who has since died of coronavirus after trying to warn the international community of the threat.

"We have deep concerns over whether America's generosity has been put to the best use possible."

State Department leaked cables renew theories on origin of coronavirus

A Chinese laboratory at the center of new theories about how the coronavirus pandemic started was the subject of multiple urgent warnings inside the U.S. State Department two years ago.

The horseshoe bats collected from a case in Yunnan province were most likely from the same bat population that had been behind the first SARS coronavirus in 2003.

"Many Chinese believe the virus either was deliberately released or accidentally escaped from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, a P4-level bio-safety facility."

Despite evidence that points to dangerous practices inside the Wuhan labs, top U.S. military brass, as well as other senior officials, have said that the origins of COVID-19 did not come from a laboratory nor was it the result of a bioweapon.

The theory has gained traction in recent days. The United Kingdom has said that the idea that the virus, which has turned into a full-blown global pandemic, was leaked from a Wuhan lab is "no longer being discounted."

13 April 2020

Coronavirus stay-at-home orders stir protests nationwide against nanny state amid fears of economic collapse

Trump retweets #firefauci tweet, raises speculation of a frayed relationship

Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, was asked about the report on CNN and admitted that earlier action could have saved more lives.

Fauci told people in late February that "there was nothing to worry about and it posed no threat to the US public at large."

In February, Fauci was asked if Americans should change their way of life and he said, there is no need to change what you are doing on a day-by-day basis."

Fauci has faced increasing criticism on conservative radio who see him as a career bureaucrat. Fauci has slammed the media in the past for attempting to "pit" him against Trump. "The president has listened to what I've said and to the other people who are on the task force have said,” Fauci said. "When I've made recommendations, he has taken them. He has never countered, overwritten me. The idea of just pitting one against the other is not helpful."

As of early Monday, there were nearly over 550,000 confirmed cases in the U.S. and 22,000 deaths.

A recent Fox News poll showed Trump’s job performance numbers at a record high.

China stifles coronavirus research in apparent bid to control narrative

Two websites for leading universities in China seem to have published and then deleted academic research about the origins of the coronavirus.

Ultimately, the U.S. was able to get China’s consent to send two people on the WHO team that traveled to China later in the month. But by then precious weeks had been lost and the virus had raced across Asia and had started to escape the continent.

From the Wall Street Journal:

The pandemic is upending the streaming wars. Americans stuck at home are increasingly turning to streaming services to keep them entertained. But maintaning a pipeline of content to satisfy users will get harder as the pandemic lingers, raising the stakes for the likes of Disney+ and Apple TV+, which are seeking to challenge Netflix.

12 April 2020

Petition calling for WHO boss Tedros to resign nears 1M signatures

Call for the resignation of Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO Director General

Click here to sign the petition!

U.K. Prime Minister Boris Johnson Released From Hospital Thanks Health Workers: 'I Owe You My Life.'

U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson was released from the hospital on Sunday morning

The U.K. recorded 917 new COVID-19-related deaths on Saturday, bringing the death toll there to 9,875.

  ISS crew blast off after long quarantine

Future of Wuhan’s ‘wet’ markets uncertain as Covid-19 fears remain

11 April 2020

Freight rail network delivering for America during COVID-19 pandemic

10 April 2020

Outgoing GOP Rep. Walden shocks with support for Pelosi Socialized Medicine pathway

New 'Cannonball Run' record set on empty highways during coronavirus lockdowns

Europe could be close to herd immunity from coronavirus ALREADY with 15% of people carrying antibodies say researchers studying city dubbed 'German Wuhan'

Two researchers from Göttingen University claimed countries have only spotted six per cent of all COVID-19 cases, on average. Rates - which the researchers said were true up to March 31 - were staggeringly low in Britain (1.2 per cent), Italy (3.5 per cent), Spain (1.7 per cent) and the US (1.6 per cent). Because of the huge disparity, they described the official tallies trotted out by health ministers across the world each day as 'rather meaningless'.

Up to 15 per cent of people in hard-hit German town may already have immunity. If 15 per cent of people do have antibodies, then Germany's actual death rate could be as low as 0.37 per cent. This is five times lower than the current calculated level.

"This means a gradual relaxation of the lockdown is now possible."

With far more people infected than previously thought, Europe as a whole could be closer to herd immunity than expected.

Signs of the Times


4 April 2020

Trump Promotes Voter ID, Says 'a Lot of People Cheat With Mail-In Voting'

"I think a lot of people cheat with mail-in voting," Trump said Friday. "I think people should vote with Voter ID. I think Voter ID is very important, and the reason they don't want Voter ID is because they tend to cheat."

Trump said people should show up to the polls in person and cast their votes after presenting the proper identification. "It should be you go to a booth and you proudly display yourself."

Immunologist says he has a possible cure for the coronavirus

"We've engineered neutralizing antibodies that go and block the virus. The coronavirus, if you were to zoom in on it, you would see a series, a ring of spikes, and it uses those spikes to invade human cells. We've identified a series of super potent antibodies that block those spikes and therefore make the virus no longer infectious."

Thought for the Day

Giving people all the facts is not enough. A person – each one individually – has to connect the dots; he has to put the individual facts together; relate each fact to others in his mind; to see how they fit together, and to note what the implications are.

Some people do this more easily than others, but being able to do so does not imply it will get done – and frequently it does not get done; frequently it is assumed that one is good enough at doing it naturally that no additional effort is needed – and none is taken.

To fit and relate the facts together, a person has to want to do that. He has to decide he wants to run those facts through his mind; he has to devote the time needed for it; to give it a higher priority than the other things he could be doing – things he likes to do or tpically does. He has to make that extra, conscious mental activity a habit – a part of his thinking routine.

He has to decide there is a value to be gained by thinking in added depth, and that spending the time to do that is a good idea. He has to learn over time that to spend more than a momentary span of time in mulling over the facts is productive – that doing so gives him something important enough to devote a sizeable amount of time to extended thought on a regular basis in the future.

Ultimately, he has to like to think in such depth.

3 April 2020

Here's How Quickly Coronavirus Is Spreading in Your State

Conservative leaders press senators to confirm Trump circuit court pick

FISA Court Orders FBI to Provide "Names" and "Docket Numbers" For 29 Spy Warrant Applications Found to Have Errors

The DOJ’s Office of Inspector General on Tuesday said in a report it still has a “lack of confidence” in the FBI’s FISA procedures. Horowitz’s office found errors in all of the 29 FISA applications it reviewed during an audit as follow-up to an investigation of the bureau’s illegal spying of Carter Page. The OIG released a report on Tuesday revealing the FBI’s FISA abuse is still a widespread ongoing problem.

Despite the overwhelming evidence of FISA abuse, there still has been zero indictments of Deep State officials.

Democrats Move Presidential Nominating Convention from mid-July to August 17th.

Republican Convention remains scheduled for August 24th.

Countries reject Chinese-made equipment

Dutch officials said that the masks did not fit and that their filters did not work as intended, even though they had a quality certificate.

After mocking Trump for promoting hydroxychloroquine, journalists acknowledge it might treat coronavirus

Journalists and top Democrats have beaten a similarly hasty retreat from their previous claims that Trump's ban on travel from China was both xenophobic and ineffective.

For many news outlets, the about-face has been stark. A Jan. 31 article in The New York Times quoted epidemiologist Dr. Michael Osterholm as saying that Trump's decision to restrict travel from China was "more of an emotional or political reaction." Weeks later, though, the paper reported that dozens of "nations across the world have imposed travel restrictions to curb the spread of the coronavirus," and did not criticize any of them for the move. See that news article here.

Similarly, Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, a Democrat, went from threatening doctors who prescribed the drug with "administrative action" to requesting that the federal government ship her state some.  Other state leaders have followed suit, including Nevada Gov. Steve Sisolak, also a Democrat.

The Washington Post ran a story quoting a Chinese official asking for "empathy" and slamming the White House for acting "in disregard of WHO [World Health Organization] recommendation against travel restrictions." In March, The Post finally acknowledged that critics accused China and WHO of "covering up or downplaying the severity of an infectious disease outbreak."

All of this is obviously nothing but bad politics by Democrats and the Chinese.

Humor for the Day

2 April 2020

Los Angelas County to Remove Up to 1.59 million "inactive" names from dirty voting rolls -- as part of Judicial Watch federal lawsuit settlement!

The 'Weiner Timeline:' How the FBI Gave Hillary Cover During the 2016 Election

CARES Act Summary (PDF)

Mnuchin says Social Security recipients will automatically get coronavirus checks

Australia begins testing 2 potential coronavirus vaccines, including one from US

Top NY Blood Center doctor says plasma coronavirus treatment looking 'promising'

1 April 2020

Putin sends military plane to U.S. with supplies to fight virus

China Concealed Extent of Virus Outbreak, U.S. Intelligence Says

Stacks of thousands of urns outside funeral homes in Hubei province have driven public doubt in Beijing’s reporting.

"The claim that the United States has more coronavirus deaths than China is false," Senator Ben Sasse, a Nebraska Republican, said in a statement after Bloomberg News published its report. "Without commenting on any classified information, this much is painfully obvious: The Chinese Communist Party has lied, is lying, and will continue to lie about coronavirus to protect the regime."

"The reality is that we could have been better off if China had been more forthcoming," Vice President Mike Pence said.

How Obama’s failure to resupply respirators in federal stockpile created a 2020 crisis

March Shatters Monthly Gun Sales Record as U.S. Faces Down Threat of Coronavirus

More than 2.5 million guns sold in March

"Retailers have been telling us that the overwhelming majority of those buying firearms over the last month have been first-time gun owners. This puts to rest America's thoughts on gun-control ideas. Americans across the country chose to exercise their right to lawfully purchase a gun when their safety became more than a rhetorical question."

31 March 2020

Pandemic Puts the Screws to New York’s Mafia. In Italy, the Mobs Are Thriving.

Many of its money-making outlets have been shuttered. Traditional organized-crime rackets like betting and construction are bleeding the New York mafia dry. The American mafia families are also losing out on the extortion racket after restaurants and other entities close their doors under New York City’s "shelter in place" order.

But in Italy, the mobs are stronger than ever. Various criminal groups are involved in the construction of field hospitals and importation of medical supplies like masks and other equipment. But the real money will be made when the lockdown ends, when cash-strapped entrepreneurs will need loans. Those loans will be hard to secure from banks, which will take a huge hit.

30 March 2020

Army researchers at Fort Detrick who helped discover Ebola treatment seek coronavirus vaccine

These are the same army scientists who helped develop vaccines for anthrax, the plague and Ebola. Now, they have been working double shifts growing large amounts of the COVID-19 virus at this sprawling lab complex.

"We can test about 300 drugs or compounds in each plate."

They have used sneeze labs -- a technology the U.S. Army invented -- to test how the virus has spread through the air. "It would mimic you and I walking through someone's sneeze. There's a swirl of virus within droplets, so it doesn't exist just in air, but it's in fine droplets of many different sizes. Large droplets would land on your mouth and eyes, maybe on your hands, on surfaces, small droplets. You breathe them into your nostrils. Some of them make it past your projections, get deep into the lungs."

"We're going to find this vaccine and we're gonna win in the end."

FDA Authorizes Use of Malaria Drugs for Coronavirus

The emergency-use authorization is for two oral prescription drugs, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, which are used primarily to treat malaria, but are now being investigated by federal agencies. 30 million doses of hydroxychloroquine sulfate and one million doses of chloroquine phosphate have been donated. The FDA will allow the drugs to be distributed and prescribed by doctors to hospitalized teen and adult patients with COVID-19, as appropriate.

As of early Monday morning, the coronavirus has infected more than 143,000 people in the U.S. and at least 2,513 people have died from the respiratory illness.

Up to 10 percent of recovered coronavirus patients test positive again, China reports

As many as 10% of recovered coronavirus patients in China tested positive again after being discharged from the hospital, according to a report. So far there is no evidence to suggest that they are infectious. The five patients who tested positive again did not have any symptoms and none of their close contacts had been infected.

Surveillance of similar patients showed that 80 to 90% had no trace of the virus in their system one month after being discharged from the hospital.

Additionally, health officials around the world are testing the concept of taking plasma from someone who has been infected, processing it, and injecting the antibodies into a sick person to stimulate their immune system.

A choir decided to go ahead with rehearsal.

Now dozens of members have COVID-19 and two are dead.

"It seemed like a normal rehearsal, except that choirs are huggy places,” Burdick recalled. “We were making music and trying to keep a certain distance between each other." After 2 1/2 hours, the singers parted ways at 9 p.m. Nearly three weeks later, 45 have been diagnosed with COVID-19 or ill with the symptoms, at least three have been hospitalized, and two are dead.

Coronavirus kills 4 family members and sickens others after a dinner in New Jersey

Four dead, others sick, showing symptoms, and hospitalized

28 March 2020

74 actions taken by Trump to fight virus and bolster economy

What is France doing hoarding hydroxychloroquine when it could be used for treatment?

Hydroxychloroquine, a less toxic derivativeof chloroquine, is effective in inhibiting SARS-CoV-2 infection in vitro (PDF)

26 March 2020

Dow rallies more than 1,300 points, capping its biggest 3-day surge since 1931

The Dow Jones Industrial Average jumped 1,351.62 points, or 6.4%, to close at 22,552.17

Is the Coronavirus as Deadly as They Say?

"Fear of Covid-19 is based on its high estimated case fatality rate—2% to 4% of people with confirmed Covid-19 have died, according to the World Health Organization and others. We believe that estimate is deeply flawed. The true fatality rate is the portion of those infected who die, not the deaths from identified positive cases."

The deaths from identified positive cases are “misleading” because of limited data.

"The real fatality rate could in fact be closer to 0.06%."

5 Major Paradigm Shifts The Wuhan Flu Crisis Has Revealed Americans Need

1. Communist China Is a Global Menace

2. Coronavirus Starkly Illustrates Globalism’s Downsides

3. We Must Establish Principles for Dealing with Crises

4. The GOP Needs a Real Response for Democrats’ Games

For Democrats, politics and their singular desire for power trumps all else. Simply put, for Democrats, the ends justify any and all means.

The fact that Republicans were so blindsided and befuddled by this in the coronavirus context indicates the GOP still lacks an understanding of the nature of their political adversary.

5. We Need to Get Our Fiscal House in Order

Democrats Do Not WANT a Middle Class

This goes way beyond Trump Derangement Syndrome. It’s derangement, but it’s also destruction and evil. An international pandemic may be no time for politics. But evil people are always political, because power is all they care about. They are exploiting this present crisis to overthrow Donald Trump and then secure the power they feel entitled to hold forever.

U.S. envoy blames China for endangering world with coronavirus

"First it tried to suppress the news," Ambassador Woody Johnson wrote in an article for The Times newspaper published on Thursday, adding that Beijing had then selectively shared critical information while stonewalling international health authorities.

Senator Marsha Blackburn hammers Chinese Communist Party for spreading Wuhan virus

Chinese censorship of Tik-Tok shows perversity of censorship – and the Chinese govt

Trump campaign threatens legal action over liberal super PAC ad

Huckabee expounds on the Deep State

Thoughts for the Day

                      – Dr. Michael Hurd

25 March 2020

Coronavirus Doesn’t Slow Trump’s Regulatory Rollbacks

Warren Buffett's Portfolio Loses $80 Billion – 32% – on Market Downturn

Humor for the Day

24 March 2020

Dow surges most since 2008 on hopes for stimulus

Trump, during Fox News coronavirus townhall, calls for re-opening economy by Easter: ‘We have to get back to work’

"We lose thousands and thousands of people a year to the flu. We don't turn the country off," Trump said during the interview.

"We lose much more than that to automobile accidents. We don't call up the automobile companies and say stop making cars. We have to get back to work."

Bipartisan House resolution condemns Chinese government over handling of coronavirus response

Condemns the Chinese government over its handling of the coronavirus outbreak, painting a stark picture of lies and mismanagement contributing to the pandemic that has infected nearly 390,000 people worldwide and killed more than 16,700.

This resolution comes as tensions between the U.S. and China are running high over the Chinese government's high-powered propaganda campaign seeking to paint itself as the global coronavirus savior while several U.S. officials and politicians, including President Trump, have taken to calling the coronavirus the "Chinese virus" in reference to its origins in Wuhan, a city in China.

China's relationship with WHO chief under scrutiny in wake of coronavirus outbreak

The cozy and symbiotic relationship between WHO chief Tedros and Chinese President Xi Jinping has some crying foul.

The coronavirus has been traced back to Wuhan, China, with the first case surfacing in late November, weeks before the Chinese government claimed it had.

The problem is that China's complacency at the beginning of the outbreak helped create the crisis. The WHO accelerated it.

By January 3rd, Chinese authorities had already ordered #COVID19 virus samples destroyed, silenced Wuhan doctors, and censored public concerns online.

Through it all, Tedros has defended China. "When he should have been focusing on global counter-pandemic efforts, Tedros instead was politicizing the crisis and helping Xi to shirk his responsibility for a series of wrongdoings in addressing the outbreak,"

Tedros is also accused of using the WHO platform to "defend the Chinese government's gross violation of human rights." As China knowingly misled the world, Tedros publicly praised the country for its "transparency."

Why did he do it? Some say keeping China happy has tremendous advantages for not only the WHO but also for Ethiopia, Tedros' home country. For more than a decade, Ethiopia's economy has been largely dependent on China. Beijing has shelled out hundreds of millions of dollars for mega-projects

Lately, China hasn't been happy with its investments in Ethiopia after projects failed to generate the kind of cash developers had hoped. If China pulls out of Ethiopia, the African country's economy could crumble -- something Tedros is desperate to avoid.

"The coronavirus pandemic has shown that Tedros is not fit to lead the WHO. Because of his leadership, the world may have missed a critical window to halt the pandemic or mitigate its virulence."

"The world is now battling rising infections and many countries have imposed restrictions. As leader of the WHO, Tedros should be held accountable for his role in mismanaging efforts to control the spread of the virus."

China takes another swipe at US media as NYT, WSJ and Washington Post pen open letter to Beijing

The Chinese government is too weak to handle criticism, and they stupidly resort to force and violence.

The Chinese government specifically called out an "insulting article with a blatantly racist headline" that was published in the Journal, which China claims "is unacceptable in any country."

It should be noted, freedom of the press is on the checklist of what it means to be a civilized country.

An Open Letter to the Chinese Government

The coronavirus pandemic sweeping across borders, sickening and killing people in nearly every country, and sending the world economy into a downward spiral, is a global challenge unlike any other in our lifetimes. Perhaps more than any major news event in modern history, this moment underscores the urgent importance of both probing, accurate, on-the-ground reporting from the centers of the pandemic and of sharing the information, insights and lessons that reporting reveals as widely as possible.

In this moment of shared crisis, China has decided to expel American journalists from a number of news organizations, including the three we oversee, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and The New York Times. This move — made in retaliation for recent expulsions by the United States government — is one that we would protest under any circumstances. But it is uniquely damaging and reckless as the world continues the struggle to control this disease, a struggle that will require the free flow of reliable news and information.

We strongly urge the Chinese government to reverse its decision to force the Americans working for our news organizations to leave the country and, more broadly, to ease the growing crackdown on independent news organizations that preceded this action. The media is collateral damage in a diplomatic dispute between the Chinese and U.S. governments, threatening to deprive the world of critical information at a perilous moment.

The earliest reports on the coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan and its rapid spread were brought to the outside world by the journalists who work for us in China, as well as their colleagues for other leading news organizations. We have sent our reporters to live for extended periods in the center of the outbreak to document the toll of the disease and the struggle to treat those afflicted with it. We have prominently featured news and analysis about China’s remarkable progress in reducing the spread of the virus through containment and mitigation. Even now, with some of our journalists facing imminent expulsion, they are reporting on how China is mobilizing state resources to develop vaccines that could offer hope to billions of people there and around the world.

Our news organizations are rivals. We compete with each other on the biggest stories, including this one. But on this matter we speak with a single voice. Both countries — and the rest of the world — benefit from having talented journalists, many of them fluent in Chinese and versed in Chinese culture, cover the world’s second largest economy, the center of global manufacturing, and, unfortunately, a population hard hit by one of the worst pandemics of modern times. Even when this crisis passes we believe both countries will continue to benefit from freer access to news and information about the other.

Amid tensions between superpowers, journalism bolsters strong, confident societies by providing to leaders and citizens important information and awareness to inform their lives and decisions — even, perhaps especially, when it is challenging to governments. We believe it is unambiguously in the interests of the people of both countries, as well as their leaders, to let journalists do their work.

William Lewis, Publisher, The Wall Street Journal
Fred Ryan, Publisher, The Washington Post
A. G. Sulzberger, Publisher, The New York Times

Dem Rep. Clyburn Told Colleagues Coronavirus Bill Is ‘Tremendous Opportunity to Restructure Things to Fit Our Vision’

Nancy Pelosi Ignores Bipartisan Wuhan Virus Relief Bill, Proposes 1,400 Pages Of Progressive Pipe Dreams

"Progressive"??? More like "more power to the government; increased restrictions on individuals' liberty"

Pelosi's Pork-a-Palooza

House Dems cram coronavirus bill with arts funding, union help, Obamaphones, voter registration, more

Republicans slam Nancy Pelosi's COVID-19 relief bill as a 'wish list'

Humor for the Day

Bella Hadid shares coronavirus do's and don'ts while eating burrito topless.

23 March 2020

Democrats block advancement of critical economic relief package

FLASHBACK VIDEO: Obama Went Golfing as H1N1 Swept Across USA

– 60 Million Cases and 12,000 Dead!

Nero fiddles while Rome burns ...

China threatens electronic strikes on Navy

The article was published Tuesday, the same day the Pacific Fleet announced on Twitter that the aircraft carrier strike group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt, and the USS America, an amphibious assault carrier and leader of an expeditionary strike group, were conducting exercises in the South China Sea.

The large-scale military maneuvers are a direct challenge to China’s claims to control 90% of the South China Sea, despite an international court ruling several years ago rejecting those claims. The Global Times report said the carrier operations marked the third time in the past week that U.S. warships have “trespassed” into the sea.

From South Carolina's Congressman Jeff Duncan

Key coronavirus updates this morning:

There are currently at least 33,276 cases and 417 deaths in the United States, as reported by Johns Hopkins and other media sources. There are more than 335,957 cases worldwide, with more than 254,550 of those being outside China.

President Trump announced that he has activated the National Guard in New York, California, and Washington. The President has approved disaster declarations for New York and Washington, and California’s declaration should be approved soon. The President also instructed FEMA to supply:

President Trump also outlined the number of supplies that had been sent to New York state as of March 19:

The President also outlined the number of supplies sent to Washington state:

More than 254,000 Americans have been tested and received results for coronavirus, and more than 30,000 have tested positive. These numbers do not yet include local hospitals or private labs that have conducted tests. Commercial labs should be caught up with the backlog of testing by the middle of next week, and should prioritize inpatient testing going forward.

The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) announced that it is providing support for a U.S. phase 2/3 clinical trial to evaluate Regeneron Pharmaceutical’s Kevzara as a potential treatment for COVID-19. Kevzara is currently approved by FDA for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis, and was developed under a collaboration between Regeneron and Sanofi. As a reminder, NIAID is also sponsoring a randomized controlled clinical trial to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the antiviral remdesivir.

FDA announced that hospitals and other health care professionals can repurpose ventilators that were originally intended for other environments, such as using ventilators currently used in ambulances for patients treated inside facilities. FDA also said that manufacturers that would normally need FDA clearance to modify a ventilator could now do so without an agency review.

FDA provided additional information on the Cepheid point-of-care diagnostic test.  Cepheid says tests will begin to ship on Friday, March 27 with plans to begin testing on Monday, March 30.  The test uses a machine called GeneXpert that can run the full test in 45 minutes.  There are more than 23,000 automated GeneXpert systems worldwide and about 5,000 in the United States.

IBM is partnering with the Department of Energy and the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy to launch the COVID-19 High Performance Computing Consortium.  This will make supercomputing power available to help researchers with predictive models and model new potential therapies or a possible vaccine.


The State Department is making efforts to bring home Americans, including through commercial flights, chartered flights, and military transport. Any American abroad who needs assistance should contact their local U.S. embassy and register with the Smart Traveler Enrollment Program online or by calling 1-888-407-4747.

22 March 2020

Why long-term investors should never sell stocks in a panic

These three factors mentioned in the article must be considered together:

1. If an investor missed the S&P 500's 10 best days in each decade, total returns would be just 91%, strikingly below the 14,962% return for investors who held steady throughout the ups and downs.

2. The best days generally follow the worst days for stocks.

3. "Households," defined as retail investors (as well as some professionals such as hedge funds), are the only subset of shareholders that have "sold equities during each bear market since 1950."

Be sure to read the entire article; there is a wealth of good advice.

Remember this quote, from the book The The Capitalist Manifesto, by Ralph Benko and Bill Collier: Capitalism is the only economic system which anyone honestly can point to and say, "it has made substantive progress toward its seemingly utopian aims."

Political Health – The Motives of a Very, Very, Political Dr. Fauci…

There's been a debate about possible political motives surrounding the panic he has created; the massive economic damage he has inflicted; and the conflicting assertions of National Institute of Allergy and Infections Diseases (NIAID) Director Dr. Anthony Fauci.

Doesn't look like any debate is needed at all. Fauci's motives are obvious.

N.H. residents sue over gatherings ban: 'We can choose to assemble if that is our desire'

David Binford, Eric Couture and Holly Rae Beene filed a lawsuit Tuesday, the day after Republican Gov. Chris Sununu issued the order prohibiting large scheduled gatherings for social, spiritual and recreational activities. They argue there is no emergency, and that the governor is violating their constitutional rights. "We can choose to assemble if that is our desire. What cannot occur is one man in a position of power deciding to strip us of our rights in the name of safety and without due process," Couture said in press release.

FBI Magically Finds More Classified Emails Transmitted Over Hillary Clinton’s Private Server – Including Discussion About Benghazi

The new emails include an October 13, 2012, message from Clinton telling private attorney Robert Barnett about a conversation with Jake Sullivan, Clinton’s senior advisor and deputy chief of staff, about Benghazi: “Jake and I were discussing the Benghazi security issue since he tried to tell [Redacted] would be asked about it but they didn’t think so. Might be good for you to call Jake too.” Clinton also mentions then-candidate Mitt Romney’s “47% remark,” referring to his dismissal of Obama voters as irresponsible.

from Richard Zuendt

Yesterday [on Facebook] I posted an article, from Rolling Stone, citing an article from It dealt with the idea that DOJ is studying the idea of suspending Constitutional Rights to enforce home quarantining. Some people feel that by posting such an article, from such source, I am pushing a liberal agenda. I don't think so, because it has happened before.

John Adams help pass what is known as the, Alien and Sedition Acts of 1798. These acts restricted the activities of foreign residents in the country and limited freedom of speech and of the press.

Abraham Lincoln, old honest Abe, suspended habeas corpus which allowed for the indefinite detention of 'disloyal persons' without trial.

Woodrow Wilson got congress to pass two laws, the Espionage Act and the Sedition Act. With these laws, no one could say anything "insulting or abusing the U.S. government, the flag, the Constitution or the military." If a person was found guilty of violating these rules they could receive a hefty fine and 20 years in prison.

Franklin Roosevelt, with a stroke of a pen, interned (really imprisoned) all those of Japanese origin. He also ordered the Secretary of Agriculture to implement a rule that actually told a person how much food they could grow for their own family. He had the opinion that the Constitution is "quaint" and outdated.

And in the fight against terrorism, George W. Bush justified arresting people “whom he and his agents determined to be this country’s enemies without obtaining a warrant, letting them hear the charges against them, or following other safeguards against wrongful punishment guaranteed by the Bill of Rights.

So I don't care who brought up the subject to start off with, we need to be aware of previous times that our government felt it was in our "best" interest to deny us our God given rights as Americans. Just remember, those who fail to study history, are doomed to repeat it.

Breaking: America Tests Positive For Socialism

In a tragic turn of events, America has announced that it has tested positive for socialism. Many began to suspect America had become infected when the government announced totalitarian lockdowns and a plan to print free money for everyone, and the test results confirmed the worst.

Thoughts for the Day

Capitalism is the only economic system which anyone honestly can point to and say, "it has made substantive progress toward its seemingly utopian aims."

Keep this quote by VP Mike Pence in mind when recalling where the Wuhan virus came from . . .

. . . and when considering China's current posturing.

21 March 2020

Schiff claims 'immunity' in bid to keep impeachment phone subpoenas secret

Judicial Watch is seeking to obtain subpoenas the House Intel Committee issued during the impeachment inquiry to get Americans’ phone records.

Prosecutors Surrender in Another Humiliating Defeat for Mueller

The former special counsel’s latest humiliation comes as the Justice Department moved on Monday to drop all charges against two Russian companies that Mueller accused of meddling in the 2016 presidential election. A team of skilled American lawyers who demanded to examine the actual evidence. Prosecutors balked and stalled. Mueller and his team of partisans wasted 22 months and squandered more than $30 million dollars on an investigation of Russian “collusion” that never existed.

FBI Finds New Clinton Emails, Including Discussion about Benghazi and Additional Classified Material

Judicial Watch released 80 pages of new emails recently found by the FBI. With each passing round of discovery, the Court is left with more questions than answers.

Ambassador Nikki Haley’s speech on capitalism at the Hudson Institute

The Chinese: LIARS

20 March 2020

France makes 'massive' discovery that old medicines work against coronavirus

Researchers are turning to existing medication for potential use in a new coronavirus treatment.

Chloroquine: What to know about potential coronavirus treatment

Early symptom of coronavirus might be digestive issues

Digestion issues, not respiratory, may be indicator

After China Threatens to Cut Off Flow of Essential Drugs, Plunging U.S. ‘Into the Mighty Sea of Coronavirus,’ Sen. Cotton Acts

Long before the coronavirus crisis, Americans were concerned about China’s control over the U.S. drug supply. The Department of Defense "has long raised red flags about such dominance being a national security concern." Yet, the flow of cheap, generic pharmaceuticals and medical equipment continued to flow to the U.S. from China. Chinese pharmaceutical companies supply about 85 percent of U.S. antibiotics, 70 percent of acetaminophen and about 40 percent of heparin. Additionally, the majority of the key ingredients and raw materials used to manufacture essential drugs are supplied by China. And the Chinese are keenly aware of it, threatening to blackmail the U.S.

Hillary Clinton Approved Russian Uranium Deal After $2 Million Donation to Clinton Foundation

Canadian records show the chairman of Russian-owned Uranium One gave over $2 million in donations to the Clinton Foundation, which the Clintons’ didn’t disclose. At the same time, Russia pushed for control of a Canadian Uranium company. A Kremlin-connected bank promoting stock in the company also reportedly paid Bill Clinton $500,000 for a speech in Moscow. Eventually, the Russian-Canadian uranium deal was approved.

Thought for the Day

19 March 2020

Coronavirus swab test from UNC gets results in 4 hours, approved by FDA

University doctors believe they can test 300 patients a day

18 March 2020

CNN host credits Trump for 'remarkable' response to coronavirus pandemic:

'He is being the kind of leader that people need'

GOP Lawmaker Isn’t Scared of Coronavirus, Says 'More People Have Died From Knowing Hillary'

The World's Deadliest Religion

Posturing as enlightened and moral, leftism actually amounts to a bizarre cult

Journalists who condemn you as “racist” for referring to the Chinese or Wuhan coronavirus. Men who swear they are women. A presidential primary contest between a perpetually enraged old communist and a corrupt, excruciatingly senile politician who lies constantly. Giddy legislators high-fiving each other after legalizing abortion at 40 weeks – which is to say, legalizing infanticide. A political party obsessed with eliminating America’s borders, protecting criminals and dismantling law enforcement.

Leftism is a religion. Whether one calls it "leftism," "Marxism," "progressivism," "identity politics" or "wokeness," a bizarre and dangerous religious movement has infected the Democratic Party.

Facebook was marking legitimate news articles about the coronavirus as spam due to a software bug

The company is fixing the posts and bringing them back

17 March 2020

State-by-state coronavirus news

Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially, and how to "flatten the curve"

16 March 2020

Tyranny works better than Capitalism ???

NYC Mayor De Blasio urges 'nationalization' of key industries, calls coronavirus outbreak a 'war-like situation'

Coronavirus: Biotech company ships first batches of vaccine, to be tested on humans

Roughly 35 companies and academic institutions are rushing to create a vaccine and at least four have tested it on animals. Moderna, a biotech company in Massachusetts, has already shipped the first batches of its COVID-19 vaccine to the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. It was said to be ready for human trials in April, but the first patient will receive an experimental dose today.

15 March 2020

Trump emerges as oil's white knight after worst week since 2008

The oil market hit a sharp downward spiral on Monday, with prices falling over 30 percent, as Saudi Arabia and Russia engaged in a price war, flooding the market with product. "They’re taking advantage of this coronavirus pandemic that’s sweeping the world to focus in on this industry and devastate it."

Trump tests negative for coronavirus, White House doctor says

Judicial Watch Obtains Records on Assistant U.S. Attorneys’ Attendance at Clinton Campaign Event

“Thank you so much for the invitation to this morning’s event! I was blown away by your incredible hospitality and can’t thank you enough for allowing us to crash that fabulous party. It was a really memorable morning.”

Robinson and Allen, both registered Democrats, took photos with Clinton at the fundraiser, held at the home of Qualcomm co-founder Irwin Jacobs and his wife, Joan.

Within months of the fundraiser, Rep. Hunter became the first sitting member of Congress to publicly endorse Clinton’s opponent in the 2016 presidential campaign, Donald Trump.  Robinson became acting U.S. Attorney in January 2017, and her office commenced its investigation of Hunter and his wife the following month.

The Hatch Act generally prohibits federal employees from participating in political activities while on duty, and Department of Justice regulations impose further restrictions on prosecutors. Rules of professional conduct prohibit attorneys from knowingly making false statements of material fact to a tribunal or failing to correct such statements. They also require truthfulness in statements to others.

Thought for the Day

14 March 2020

Researchers in U.S., China uncover how coronavirus hijacks human cells

Dems Prove They Want To WEAKEN America

Spygate Could Make Watergate Look Like A Third-Rate Burglary

Mainstream media ignore report of Joe Biden's brother facing fraud allegations

Despite coronavirus, Trump administration still delivering long-term economic wins

Even The New York Times had to concede that Trump was overseeing "blockbuster" job creation. 273,000 new jobs were added in February, bringing the 2020 total to over half a million. These numbers are up significantly from last year's average of 179,000 jobs, putting this year on pace to be one of the strongest of the decade.

Despite the short-term harm caused by coronavirus, jobless claims actually went down by roughly 4,000 this past week as compared to the week before.

The president prevented China from winning control of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WPO) – the United Nations agency that protects patents and IP from theft in the global economy. This victory was crucial because China has routinely stolen U.S. innovators' intellectual property, costing the U.S. between $225 and 600 billion a year. While the administration has cracked down on it in the past by passing the USMCA trade deal, this move is far more crucial because it has solidified a pro-IP stalwart in one of the highest positions of authority for a full six years.

President Trump is already delivering on his second term pledge to keep America great

U.S.-Backed Candidate for Global Tech Post Beats China’s Nominee

Humor for the Day

13 March 2020

Tracking chart for the current status on the Coronavirus

Coronavirus vaccine development: Where does it stand?

Seattle woman infected with coronavirus says 'don’t panic' when recounting battle with deadly illness

Ireland and Britain aren’t part of Trump’s coronavirus travel ban. This is why.

Trump’s travel ban applies only to countries within the "Schengen area"

Apple says reopening all its branded stores in China

CNN blasted for now declaring 'Wuhan virus' as 'racist' after weeks of network's 'China's coronavirus' coverage

12 March 2020

Coronavirus becomes a pandemic: What to know about the classification

Coronavirus in the U.S.: Map of where cases have been confirmed across the country

11 March 2020

Over 50,000 People Have Recovered From Coronavirus Around the World, According to Johns Hopkins

Romney to 'immediately resign'? Utah GOP may push for Mitt to quit

'He's now officially a member of the resistance & should be expelled'

The Utah Republican Party is reportedly considering multiple resolutions following Sen. Mitt Romney’s vote to convict President Donald Trump in the impeachment trial, including a resolution calling for his resignation.

Brit Hume warns Biden's gaffes suggest former VP 'is losing his memory and is getting senile'

Clyburn calls for shutting Dem primary down, canceling debates after Biden surge

Put somebody senile as the Democrat candidate???

10 March 2020

Trump to fight coronavirus economic impact with payroll tax cut proposal and other programs

Coronavirus 'highly sensitive' to high temperatures, but don’t bank on summer killing it off

Biden, on video, lashes out at Detroit worker in profanity-laced gun dispute

The worker told Biden, "You're working for me, man," and told Biden that he saw an online video supporting his claim that Biden is hostile to the Second Amendment. Biden, pointing at the individual as they were mere inches apart in the middle of a crowd, said he's not working for him.

The politician who forgets that he works for the citizens does not belong in politics.

And we all can, should, and must say, "Not my President!"

Sanders' campaign faces make-or-break moment in Michigan primary

Man Punched Trump Supporter After Being Triggered by MAGA Hat — Now He’s Facing Years in Prison

Does New York's Red Flag law apply to Chuck Schumer?

9 March 2020

2,400 in U.S. dead from flu
    21 in U.S. dead from coronavirus
    (3 plus 18 in nursing home in Wa. state)

COVID-1 – Coronavirus Q&A with Dr. Harish Moorjani

Schumer’s Supreme Court saga not over, as GOP presses forward on historic censure

8 March 2020

'Can anyone In This Room Remember A Better Time To Be An American Conservative?': Mike Pompeo Touts Trump Admin At CPAC

Priorities of keeping American citizens safe at home and abroad and "advancing American values"

Takes aim at the "people who’ve said for years that we could never do exactly what we’ve done."

"Can we all agree that the world is a better place because these people (terrorists, ISIS) are gone?"

"America and president Trump mean business, they know that America is a force for good."

Gun owner who went viral wins North Carolina lieutenant governor GOP primary

Robinson said that President Trump has done a "fantastic" and phenomenal job, attributing to the commander in chief an unprecedented low African-African American and female unemployment rate. "He’s truly proven that conservative principles make life better for average everyday Americans. He’s proven that every day that he’s in the White House."

Florida woman arrested after filing nearly 120 false voter registration applications

Italy Locks Down the Country’s North to Fight Coronavirus

The Italian government is locking down 17 million people—more than a quarter of its population—including in Milan, the surrounding Lombardy region and 14 neighboring provinces, in the most sweeping steps any European country has prepared to take against the coronavirus epidemic. Those provinces include Venice, Parma and Modena.

Italy has had the largest number of infections outside Asia.

Italy had confirmed 5,883 coronavirus cases by Saturday, of which 233 people had died.

The quarantine will be effective from Sunday until April 3.

7 March 2020

Democrat Operative Admits: We’ve Been Rigging Elections “for 50 Years”

"We’ve been bussing people in to deal with you for 50 years and we’re not going to stop now," said Scott Foval, until recently the national field director for left-wing group Americans United for Change.

Foval goes into great details about how fraudulent out-of-state voters are hired on at fake 'shell companies' just so they can register to vote and are then paid for their votes through 'paychecks' from those same entities. Foval goes on to detail how the operatives bring people in to different states, using their own personal vehicles or by having shell companies rent vehicles, instead of using busses which would make it easier to prove a conspiracy.

Co-conspirator Robert Creamer is a veteran Chicago activist and convicted felon who is thought to have planned Democrats' political strategy during the push for Obamacare in 2009 and 2010. Creamer is also the co-founder of Democracy Partners, a consulting group that apparently contracts directly with the Hillary Clinton campaign and the DNC, and that works with an array of super PACs. He visited the Obama White House more than 340.

FISA court blocks FBI agents linked to Carter Page probe from seeking wiretaps, other surveillance

Colorado Congressman Ken Buck to Joe Biden and Beto O'Rourke: "Come and take it."

Trump's Town Hall with Fox News Was Most-Watched Election Town Hall In Cable News History

Pelosi Delayed Coronavirus Funding Bill So Dems Could Run Anti-GOP Ads

6 March 2020

9-seat flip: Results of congressional races in California are terrifying for Democrats

Nine of the seats are poised to be flipped from blue to red while the one red district at risk looks like it may stay red in November.

Trump announces Mark Meadows to replace Mick Mulvaney

as White House chief of staff

"I want to thank Acting Chief Mick Mulvaney for having served the Administration so well. He will become the United States Special Envoy for Northern Ireland. Thank you!" Trump said.

U.S. has persuasive intel Taliban do not intend to abide by terms of peace deal

Source: FBI Agents Believe an 'Inside Deal' Protected Hillary Clinton

A week before the DOJ closed the case, Attorney General Loretta Lynch privately met with Bill Clinton

Senate Will Vote on Motion to Censure Chuck Schumer for Threatening Gorsuch and Kavanaugh Over Pro-Life Law

“I want to tell you, Gorsuch, I want to tell you, Kavanaugh, you have released the whirlwind and you will pay the price, Schumer yelled into the mic before a crowd of abortion supporters. You won’t know what hit you if you go through with these awful decisions.”

5 March 2020

Trump: I love being president, we are doing more than anyone could imagine

Trump moves forward with cutting off funds to sanctuary cities: 'Do not protect criminals!'

A dog tested positive for coronavirus, but nobody knows what that means yet

U.S. Imam: 'Islamists Have The RIGHT To Take The Property Of Christians And Jews'

The World Is Experiencing a New Form of Autocracy

Today’s authoritarians use legal measures to subvert constitutional constraints on their power.

Boeing has a plan to turn the B-1B into a supersonic gunship

Thoughts for the Day

  Seen on Facebook!  

4 March 2020

Democrat delegate counts after Super Tuesday

Trump: Coronavirus outbreak 'not a surprise' because of China
        US 'would even help Iran' deal with virus, the president says

Mnuchin issues SALT slam, tells New York, California to cut taxes

Mystery Objects Simultaneously Emerge From Hangars Again

At Secretive Tonopah Airport

Humor for the Day

3 March 2020

Ivanka Trump – from Democrat to 'proud Trump Republican'

Will Trump pick Nikki Haley for his second-term VP?

Hillary Clinton faces a Catch-22 in deposition over private email server

Super Tuesday guide: The states, the stakes, who's in contention and more

President Trump is Giving African Americans Hope for a Better Future

President Trump has kept his promises to the African American community, which is prospering like never before under his leadership.

Did Democrats Just Create a Path for Trump to Take California?

Assembly Bill 5, or AB5, went into effect on Jan. 1, essentially making the gig economy illegal in the state. All workers are classified as employees unless they:
1. perform their work independent of supervision;
2. have an established business doing the same sort of work for multiple customers;
3. are doing work that isn’t part of the company’s core business.
The law effectively bans Uber, Lyft, freelance journalism, the Lake Tahoe Music Festival, the Island City Opera in Alameda, and others. Roughly a million jobs are put at risk by AB5.

U.S. Army Vet & Senate Candidate:

We Must Counter the Socialism Movement of Envy and Confiscation

One in Ten Members of Iran’s Parliament Has Coronavirus

The same Iranian lawmakers who routinely chant "death to America" are going to be dependent on America's pharmaceutical industry to save them from the coronavirus.

Good news!
The President Is Winning His War on American Institutions   (sic)

How Trump is destroying the civil service - aka Deep State - and bending the government to his will.

Nunes says Subpoenas "Ready to Go" for "Dirty Cops" in FBI, DOJ

if GOP Wins Back the House

Is this "winning the war against American Institutions", too?

Big Tech Executives Tell Dems 'Anyone but Sanders'

Talk about old-style back-room politics ...

DNC Chair says Donna Brazile says

RNC Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel can 'go to hell' over 'rigged' comments

AOC Gets Introduced to Democrat History 101 After

Rant About ‘the Causes of Bigotry and Discrimination’

Voter asks Mike Bloomberg how he can 'justify' his gun control agenda

while having armed security for himself

"Does your life matter more than mine, or my family's, or these people's?"

The Danger of the Attacks on the Electoral College

2 March 2020

How COVID-19 (Corona virus) Spreads

Behavioural immunisation against the coronavirus

Baltimore sees more than 50 homicides so far in 2020,
        activists say city 'was never like this'

Federal judge orders Hillary Clinton deposition to address private emails:
        'Still more to learn'
        request from conservative watchdog group Judicial Watch

SCOTUS to look at Affordable Care Act, determine its constitutionality

1 March 2020

Here’s what the Democratic presidential candidates want to do to your taxes

Billionaire Republican buys major Twitter stake, may oust CEO amid GOP concerns of bias

South Carolina primary: Joe Biden's weakest results came from the Upstate
        Operation Chaos? Five of top seven counties for Sanders in the Upstate

How simple Chinese farmers exposed the failures of socialism: 'The Unauthorized History of Socialism'

Traces the history of socialism from its first failed experiment in America to the collapse of the Soviet Union, to its apparent revival today.

Is the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau constitutional? The U.S. Supreme Court will decide
The for-cause provision is likely to be ruled as unconstitutional

Will La Niña Develop and Boost the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season?

Thoughts for the Day



27 February 2020

Group threatens lawsuits over 'suspiciously high' voter registration rates in swing states

Court hands Trump win in sanctuary city fight, says administration can deny grant money

Influential House Democrat calls chaotic South Carolina debate a 'disgrace'
        "It was a circular firing squad."

25 February 2020

Moderna Ships mRNA Vaccine Against Novel Coronavirus for Phase 1 Study

Moderna's stock jumps as health officials say virus vaccine development has 'no glitches'

Coronavirus update: 80,238 cases, 2,700 deaths,
        CDC warns Americans to prepare for disruption

Cruz scorches Sotomayor over court critique, turns tables on her dissent
        Injunctions – Bush – 12 in 8 yr., Obama – 19 in 8 yr., Trump – 55 in 3 yr.
        One-third from California courts; two-thirds of the states have had none.

President Trump’s Response to Justice Sotomayor’s Unhinged Rant
        Sets off Demands by the Left That Conservative Justices Recuse From Cases

Also noted in the article:

For the past 18 months, Ginni Thomas, the wife of Justice Clarence Thomas, and other conservatives have plied the White House with memos and suggestions about which people to fire — and who should replace them.

Some administration aides have long been suspicious that people like Ms. Thomas and Ms. Dunlop are less interested in pro-Trump purity than in appointments for their own networks of friends. White House officials have privately questioned Ms. Thomas’s lobbying on personnel, and have said Mr. Trump — who is facing several decisions before the Supreme Court personally and in terms of administration policy — has made clear he is conscious of whom she is married to.

Still, in the last year, as Mr. Trump has grown more mistrustful of his government, the sway held by Ms. Thomas and her group has increased. Administration officials have routinely sent aides to attend weekly Groundswell meetings held at the offices of Judicial Watch, another conservative group led by a vocal defender of the president, Tom Fitton.

Democrats may try to eliminate Ocasio-Cortez’s House seat
        "Don’t be surprised when the established Democrats who’ll control redistricting
        after the 2020 Census do their best to eliminate her seat."

Meet the New Socialism, Same as the Old

Bernie Sanders reveals 'major plans' to be funded
        by new taxes, massive lawsuits, military cuts
        This is seriously, seriously a sick, demented, hateful person.
Bernie says billionaires should not exist. New survey finds 82% of Americans disagree.

Bernie Sanders Explains Why He’s A Millionaire
        A rich Socialist is obviously a liar and a fraud.

Nation's Bernie Supporters Frantically Cobble Together Makeshift Rafts
        To Paddle To Utopian Cuba

Ocasio-Cortez jumps into full-strength communism: 'Billionaires should not exist'
        'The stock market makes that money for them'
        If it is that easy, why is everyone not doing it? Those who make a billion earn it.

'Mafia' Michael Bloomberg, the bailout billionaire'
        Then again, there are those who do not, like Democrat Michael Bloomberg.

France Meddles in U.S. Election

Current Odds on Democrat candidates for nomination and track the popular vote by state

It's George McGovern in 1972 all over again. The Democrats are up against an incumbent they cannot beat, so let the snowflakes have their heyday. Stir the pot, annoy the President, and see who has the staying power for when it will really matter, in 2024.

Thought for the Day

24 February 2020

Sanders defends Castro policy despite Cuba's communist nightmare

Democratic panic over Sanders reaches fever pitch
        as socialist candidate cements front-runner status

Obama-era Homeland Security whistleblower found dead on side of road

Justice Sonia Sotomayor lashes out at conservative justices, accuses them of pro-Trump bias
        Looks like she has anti-Trump bias.

President and First Lady visit Taj Mahal on trip to India

VP Mike Pence’s 2024 Presidential Campaign Has Already Begun
        At this point, it looks like GOP 2024 will be
            Mike Pence vs. Nikki Haley vs. Donald J. Trump Jr.

22 February 2020

The Number of Democrats Showing Up at Trump Rallies Is Stunning

Trump has flipped the 9th Circuit — and some new judges are causing a 'shock wave'

How a sorority girl ended up taking down the world’s most notorious terrorists

Thought for the Day – thanks to Pearls Before Swine

22 February 2020

Bernie Sanders projected to win Nevada caucuses

The world's remaining communist countries, and how they're faring economically
        Success depends on degree of economic movement away from communism

Number of pardons by President since 1900
        Trump has pardoned the fewest so far; FDR the most.

Thought for the Day
    "The truth is that all men having power ought to be mistrusted."
        -- James Madison, author of the U.S. Constitution and fourth President
    *   The Three Branches of US Government
    *   Separation of Powers: A System of Checks and Balances

21 February 2020

Roger Stone's sentence proves that AG Barr was right and trial prosecutors were wrong
The sentencing of Stone still leaves unanswered the vital question of whether his trial and conviction were fair. There is compelling evidence that justice may have been undone by a jury foreperson who harbored a disqualifying bias. The Sixth Amendment to the Constitution guarantees “an impartial jury.” There is serious doubt that this occurred. Trump says Roger Stone has 'very good chance of exoneration' due to non-impartial jury. Further, Roger Stone judge's bias may have jeopardized entire trial.

Republican Party war chest dwarfs Democrats’ going into 2020 high season
        The GOP has $76 million and the Dems have $9.9 million.

Record GOP field forms, on 2020 mission to take down 'socialists'
'I'm tired of seeing my president attacked every day. ... it’s time to get off the bench.'   Like many GOP candidates vying for office this year, she is taking aim directly at progressive darling Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and her freshman squad and says Congress needs strong conservative women to stand up to “tyrannical socialist Democrats.” “These are radical women that will not bend. They do not want to work across the aisle. They only want their policies of the Green New Deal, 'Medicare-for-all' and socialism for America."

GOP Strategist Predicts Donald Trump Jr. Will Run For President in 2024, and He'll Likely Win Republican Nomination

Bernie's thoughts on Bloomberg . . .

20 February 2020

ICE defies California law, arrests people at courthouse
        "California’s law doesn’t supersede federal law."

Left Loses It Over Big Tech Chairman Larry Ellison’s Pro-Trump Fundraiser

UMass-Amherst criminalizes dissent

Hulu's 'Utopia Falls' Shows that Big Government Isn't Your Friend – It's Your Captor

Thought for the Day
"Let's be very clear to the American people that Joe Biden is dangerous. He's not just an idiotic person who says impossible, absurd things and he's not just naive, but he's dangerous. Americans will have to understand, whether you believe in owning a gun or not owning a gun, that the Democrats are dangerous."
- Texas Lt. Governor Dan Patrick

The news in pictures

19 February 2020

SpaceX will launch humans to space for the first time

Amid Coronavirus, the World Closes Its Doors to China
Canceled flights and quarantines thwart China’s ambitions to put the country at the center of commerce and culture

18 February 2020

Virginia Dems Lose Big in Face of Grassroots Pro-Gun Movement – Statewide Assault Weapons Ban Fails

Trump Is Sending Elite Border Patrol Units to Make Arrests in Sanctuary Cities

Rural Oregon counties want to leave liberal state, join Idaho
"Rural counties have become increasingly outraged by laws coming out of the Oregon Legislature that threaten our livelihoods, our industries, our wallet, our gun rights, and our values. We tried voting those legislators out but rural Oregon is outnumbered and our voices are now ignored. This is our last resort."

New book reveals explosive details about Loretta Lynch-Bill Clinton tarmac meeting
        "Secret on the Tarmac" available now.

Frontrunner Bernie Sanders and the 'catastrophic' scenario for Democrats

Pelosi's GOP challenger describes being threatened by alleged 'Antifa bully'

Germany’s export-led economic growth exacts a heavy cost on Europe and the US
        Germany's growth rate only 0.6%; lives off its trade partners
        Germany is running its own economy into the ground – "a virtually dead economy"

Bernie Sanders Frustrated With Having To Ask For Money Instead Of Just Taking It

The Deep State wins again at the DOJ
        Definite double standard of justice in our country

"Redistribution of wealth"? – Why not just call it what it is:
 stealing someone's money 

"Basically it's a big mistake to discuss climate policy
separately from the major themes of globalization."

Thought for the DayThis is Hillary

16 February 2020

Chinese scientists:
    killer disease may have begun in research facility
    300 yards from Wuhan wet fish market

South Bend’s Violent Crime Continues to Skyrocket
    Under Buttigieg

Nearly 95% of all new jobs during Obama era
    were part-time, or contract

I Witnessed Things Go South in Venezuela
    – We Don’t Need Those Failed Ideas Here

Roger Stone asks for new trial, again, following allegations of juror bias

Biologists in WSJ: Only Two Sexes, Male and Female, There is No Sex 'Spectrum'

15 February 2020

Bernie revealed . . .

The week's news in pictures . . .

14 February 2020

Thoughts for the Day

                  Yes! Yes! Yes!    

13 February 2020

Supercut video shows Bernie Sanders heaping praise on communist regimes

"From the Soviet Union, to China, to Cuba, to Nicaragua, to Venezuela, Bernie Sanders has never met a communist regime he didn't praise, regimes that killed millions of people in the 20th century. This is your Democratic frontrunner"

House Democrat casts doubt on Sanders’ prospects in SC primary:
        'South Carolinians don’t want socialism'
        But . . .

The SC GOP will be voting in the Dems' primary – for Bernie,
in effort to get SC Dems to agree to close Party Primaries.
And there are more GOPers than Dems in South Carolina.

The FBI Corruption is Far Worse Than We Currently Imagine
        – President Trump Authorized His Own Surveillance…
        The DOJ admitted to the FISA court that two of the four FISA warrants
        used against Carter Page were fraudulently obtained.

Demise of coal in rich countries brings global carbon emissions to a stall
Coal generation in advanced economies fell by nearly 15%. U.S. emissions fell 2.9%, or by 140 million tons, continuing the trend of the United States leading the world in total emissions decline since 2000. Emissions in the European Union declined 5%, while Japan’s emissions were 4.3% lower in 2019. But emissions in the rest of the world grew by nearly 400 million tons, with 80% of that increase coming from developing countries in Asia.

Mitt Romney Is A Top 20 Recipient Of Funding By George Soros' Lobbyist Group

Trey Gowdy: Dems' demands for Barr resignation
        'about the dumbest damn thing I've ever heard'

Trump declines to rule out pardon for Roger Stone

5 Times Barack Obama Protected His Allies from Justice and Democrats Didn't Care

Some lawmakers support making Michigan a 'Second Amendment sanctuary' state

Fox Nation Host Predicts 'Civil War' And 'Major Uprising'
        If Democrats Continue To Pass Gun Laws
        That is, after all, the intent of the Second Amendment.

Never Mind the Internet. Here's What's Killing Malls.

Front Pages of British Newspapers

See this great video of Donald Trump over the last 35 years

Thoughts for the Day

12 February 2020

MAGA stocks drive market higher as Trump fights for White House
        Microsoft, Amazon, Google and Apple all have valuations over $1 trillion

Trump doubles Obama's 2012 vote total in New Hampshire, signaling fired up base
        Trump secured more than 120,000 votes, vs. Obama's 49,080 in 2012,
                George W. Bush's 53,962 in 2004, Bill Clinton's 76,797 in 1996.

Trump rally in New Hampshire – reputedly 25% attendees Democrat

Chris Matthews Turns Against His Fellow MSNBC Hosts:
        "Socialism Doesn’t Frickin' Work!"

Trump Describes His Experience With Pelosi Behind Him During His SOTU Address

Another Head Bounces Down the Steps at Department of Justice

Deep State “Plan C” Is to Kill Trump, Advisor Roger Stone Warns

Unfortunately, A Corrupt Group of Politically Focused DOJ Lawyers
        Isn’t The Only Issue...

Attorney General Bill Barr Forbids
        FBI Engaging in Freelance Investigations of Candidates

His Time Is Up: The Political Obituary of Joe Biden

Health insurer stocks surge
        as Bernie Sanders’ primary win seen boosting Trump’s chances

Why a former Wall Street bear just lifted his S&P 500 target to 3,450

Test for Novel Coronavirus Approved for Wide Deployment

Illegal immigration at border down for the eighth straight month

Solar System controls the carbon cycle

Thought for the Day
Why Ancient Greek Philosophers are the greatest thinkers to have graced this earth

Ancient Greek philosophy opened the doors to a particular way of thinking that provided the roots for the Western intellectual tradition and civilisation. Ancient Greek philosophers were the first that doubted the contemporary philosophical paradigm, observed and interpreted the world they lived in and set the basis of Western civilisations.

11 February 2020

Portland police arrest Antifa "heroes" after violent attacks
        and "kill cops" written on war memorial

North Korea’s Secret Coronavirus Crisis is Crazy Scary

Trump Nominates Gold Advocate Judy Shelton for the Fed

This Wall Street legend’s 10 rules for investing are very applicable to today’s bull market

ABC reporter at rally: Trump crowd easily bigger than all Dem candidates combined

10 February 2020

AG Barr announces sweeping new sanctions,
        'significant escalation' against left-wing sanctuary cities

Anti-Putin blogger has throat slit in a hotel room in France
        after vocally opposing the Russian President

EU on alert as Rishi Sunak unveils Brexit trade masterplan to turbocharge Global Britain
        The EU cannot compete with more freedom and capitalism

7 February 2020

Senator Tim Scott gave America a much-needed lecture about fairness

6 February 2020

Trump barrels into 2020 campaign, emboldened after acquittal

The Senate impeachment trial strengthened Trump’s hand within the party, especially with his core conservative base. "It actually endears him to his most committed supporters. If Trump is a disrupter, it makes all the sense in the world for the insiders to try to get rid of him. It hands Trump a real messaging point."

China to Cut Tariffs on $75 Billion of U.S. Goods
In January, the U.S. and China signed a "phase one" trade deal, signalling a truce in a yearslong trade war. The deal cuts U.S. tariffs to 7.5% on about $120 billion in Chinese goods, but kept in place tariffs on about $360 billion of Chinese imports. President Donald Trump said those tariffs would stay in place until there is a "phase two" trade deal.

China's Premier Xi not seen in days – does Xi have the virus?

Signing Ceremony for the United States-Mexico-Canada Trade Agreement

Too Far: Democrats Call for Pelosi to Resign as Speaker After SOTU Ripping Stunt
“At that moment, she represents the House as an institution — both Republicans and Democrats. Instead, she decided to become little more than a partisan troll from an elevated position. The protests of the Democratic members also reached a new low for the House. Pelosi did not gavel out the protest. She seemed to join it.”
Pelosi Antics Backfire Big Time:
        Democrats Call Into C-Span, ‘Never Voting Democrat Again’
"I’m a Democrat, but I no longer will vote Democrat."

Rep. Gaetz Files Ethics Charges Against Pelosi,
        Saying She Broke the Law with Her SOTU Stunt

And on a lighter note ...

5 February 2020

President Trump acquitted by the Senate   How the Senators voted

Full text – President Trump's 2020 State of the Union address

"The Best Is Yet To Come"

Trump's SOTU Home Run

Nancy Pelosi Rips Up President’s State of the Union Speech

James Carville sounds the alarm as Sanders surges in Iowa primary:
        'I'm scared to death' for Democratic Party

Lindsey Graham In Rare Form on Iowa Caucus Debacle,
        Brings Up Alleged Clinton Connection and Comey

'An unacceptable and upsetting environment':
        2020 Democratic Host Committee under investigation

Top Romney adviser worked with Hunter Biden on Board of Ukrainian Energy Company

How Many Countries Are There in the World in 2020?

4 February 2020

Democrat Iowa caucuses – 'a total meltdown':
        Confusion seizes Iowa as officials struggle to report results


Trump Reaches 49% Approval in Gallup Poll, His Highest Ever

Chinese doctor who was silenced by Chinese govt now has coronavirus
        Li was accused of rumor-mongering by the Wuhan police.
        "There was nothing I could do. (Everything) has to adhere to the official line."        
        Socialism in action.                 Is that really what you want?        

175,000 Trump Rally Tickets Requested in Deep Blue New Jersey

Today's News in Pictures

Keep Iowa Great!

Democrats seem to have a problem understanding the Rule of Law
Remember when these TV shows were news media, and not propaganda & lies?

And we should not forget how wrong Mini Mike Bloomberg is about 19-year-olds ...

3 February 2020

In Super Bowl interview Trump predicts fall of Pelosi: 'Radical left is gonna take over'

2020 Dems in Iowa: 'Unimpressive, unremarkable, underwhelming'

2 February 2020

Wisconsin Governor's Child Welfare Agency Threatens NBC Journalist

Good poll numbers for President Trump

See the Budweiser typical Americans Super Bowl commercial

Impeachment fizzles for the Democrats

And as always, AOC doesn't get it.

1 February 2020

See the Trump for President 2020 Super Bowl commercial
        Safer, stronger, more prosperous

31 January 2020

Everyone is Smart but Trump

                                                                   And that is why they want to take your guns.        

Thought for the Day

30 January 2020

Criminalizing free speech on the Internet? Elizabeth Warren has a plan for that
        Read it in her own words here

The Dam Begins to Break as Politico Reveals
        Corrupt Land and Lobbying Deal Involving QuidProJoe and His Family

'Nuff said

29 January 2020

Who's laughing now? CNN mocked Trump voters,
        now the joke is on them in a devastating new ad

Sarcastic, smart-aleck, juvenile ninth-graders, making fun of their betters ...

Self-styled "elitists" mocking those they label "rubes"

I would far rather be a Deplorable than be associated with CNN fake-news "journalists".

   *  It's time for #VEXIT
   *  Conservative Virginia Counties Float Seceding to West Virginia

Bank of America CEO: 'Don't challenge capitalism'
CEO Brian Moynihan credited innovation and a “capitalist spirit” in the U.S. with powering the country’s longest economic expansion in history.

28 January 2020

Money to Bern – how public service has made him (and his family) rich

Second Amendment Rally Seems to Have Anti-Gun Extremists Disappointed
        ... That it was so Peaceful

27 January 2020

Chinese bio-warfare lab source of Wuhan virus?
        Israeli Biological Warfare Expert Connects China’s Wuhan Virus
        to Covert Biological Warfare Laboratory

Comic Relief

26 January 2020

Taxpayers decide some states are not worth it >>
    (or see PDF)

Elizabeth Warren wants to nullify the Electoral College -- and silence Middle America

24 January 2020

It's not a rebuttle; we're going to attack

Virginia Democrats introduce bill to criminalize free speech

Queen signs off – Brexit officially becomes law
        Britain to leave EU January 31st

Comic Relief   –   "Tweet, tweet!"

21 January 2020

World's richest 2,000 people hold more than poorest 4.6 billion combined

But the article never points out who is to blame! Blame the socialists, the dictators, and the repressive economic systems of the countries drenched in poverty.

Imagine if they were all as free as in the U.S.A.! There would be millions of billionaires, not just thousands. Poverty would be reduced to isolated pockets – virtually wiped out. Imagine a world like that!

NBC just can’t stop lying about the Virginia 2A rally

"Guillotine the rich," second Bernie staffer says
        Wonder where he heard that?
        Violence and tyranny – the Socialist way

Democrats Divide the Country — and Blame Trump

Maxine Waters reveals Democrats' impeachment agenda,
        vows party 'will not stop' impeachment push

Thought for the Day

                     Don't even think about stealing her virtue.                      

19 January 2020

Justice investigating alleged Comey leak of years-old classified info

Final Days for Ilhan Omar?

How five members of Biden's family got rich through his connections

Senator Graham: if we are calling witnesses, we are calling all the witnesses

Trump lawyers respond to articles of impeachment: 'Constitutionally invalid'
a "dangerous attack" on the right of the American people to freely choose their president.

Don't miss: The Democrat leadership's true nature exposed for all to see!

Thoughts for the Day

18 January 2020

Virginia Governor Northam is the state's best gun salesman

Blockchain most in-demand job skill for 2020

15 January 2020

Trump Tells Bankrupt UN to Find Money Elsewhere

New Hampshire Is Fighting Back to Defend the Electoral College

Thoughts for the Day

You know who these inept losers are.

14 January 2020

New Video Shows Two Iranian Missiles Hit Ukrainian Plane
        Also see it here.

Va Dems Drop AR-15 Confiscation After 1000s of NRA Members Show

Democrats willing to tank the economy, trash the Constitution and empower bullies to defeat Trump – exposing their true goals; they were never pro-freedom

Former President Barack Obama’s national security adviser backed President Trump’s decision to kill top Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani.

Trump administration starts returning migrants deep into Mexico to combat border crisis
The “Remain-in-Mexico” policy has proven controversial with human rights and pro-migrant activists, who claim it can place migrants in significant danger of kidnapping or violence by returning them to the Mexican side of the border.
– But these people want open borders???

Illegal immigrant crossings fall 78% and once overcrowded cells are empty

UK's Boris Johnson welcomes replacing Obama-era Iran nuclear agreement with 'Trump deal'

Myth busted: Campus carry never caused that increase in violence liberals predicted

13 January 2020

World’s Largest Car Market – China – Reports Second Straight Annual Decline

How the U.S. and China Settled on a Trade Deal Neither Wanted

Lawmakers Will Appeal To FISC Judge To Remove David Kris From FBI Review

Obama took lying to new heights with the Iran deal

NRA Handing Out 30-Round Mags in VA to Fight Northam Gun Ban

Environmentalists want to take your food, your home, and your children

Thought for the Day

12 January 2020

Record 158,803,000 Americans Employed; 1.85M Year-to-Year Increase
        Trump's stance on freedom and de-regulation works,
        exposes flaws in Socialist claims and ends delusion of Socialists' goals,
        sets anti-rights Socialist dreams back for years to come.
        No wonder the Democrats hate Trump so much.

Dem Governor Addresses Pro-Gun Revolt in VA:
        'These Laws Are Intended to Keep Virginians Safe'
        Everyone knows the real-world facts show that is not true.
'Like a Freight Train': 9 Out of 10 Virginia Counties
        Declare Themselves 2nd Amendment Sanctuaries
        As of Dec. 20th, 85 counties, 9 cities, and 17 towns
        had formally declared themselves Second Amendment sanctuaries.
Virginia Dems Wanted to Confiscate 'Assault Weapons'
        – Then They Realized How Many Virginians Own Them
Virginia County Forms Militia in Response to Dems' Gun Control Laws

California mayor on exodus from blue states: 'I can't blame them'

AOC riles Dems by refusing to pay party dues, bankrolling colleagues' opponents

'Soleimani Was a Murderer':
        Dramatic Footage Shows Iranian Crowds Demanding End of Regime
        "They are lying that our enemy is America, our enemy is right here."
        "Death to the Islamic republic"
The latest upsurge in anger adds to challenges facing the authorities, which launched a bloody crackdown in November to quell protests. The leadership is also struggling to keep the crippled economy afloat under rigorous U.S. sanctions.
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter: “There can not be another massacre of peaceful protesters, nor an internet shutdown. The world is watching.”

Trump tweets support of Iranian anti-government protesters
        after Ukrainian passenger plane shot down

The Iranian 'regime, for the first time ever, is seriously threatened'

Rudy Giuliani on Iranian anti-government protests:
        'The desire for freedom in Iran is palpable'
        America should "follow the example of former President Ronald Reagan,
        as opposed to former President Barack Obama."

Kerry on $1.7 Billion Payment to Iran: 'We Gave Them a Little Bit of Money'

Kerry deflects question about why he released money to Iran, accused Trump of 'lies'
"I think that some of it will end up in the hands of the IRGC or other entities, some of which are labeled terrorists," Kerry told CNBC in 2016.

Trump accuses 'unhinged' Democrats of 'defending the life' of Iran's Soleimani

Iranian female Olympian defects, calls out regime's 'hypocrisy'
        as she exits country permanently

FISA court selects former Obama admin lawyer, left-wing blogger
        to oversee FBI's surveillance reforms
"The FBI lied to the FISC, and to help make sure that doesn’t happen again, the FISC chose an FBI apologist who denied and defended those lies. The FISC is setting its own credibility on fire."

Ayn Rand's 7 Virtues Can Make You a Better Leader (Even If You Hate Her)

11 January 2020

Iran admits it shot down jetliner by mistake

Glacier National Park to remove all 'glaciers will be gone by 2020' signs

Thoughts for the Day

  an American:  

9 January 2020

Ukrainian airplane shot down by mistake by Iranian anti-aircraft missile
        And no one is surprised. Imagine what these inept, unwashed, superstitious
        little primitives would do with a nuclear weapon in their hands.

8 January 2020

J.K. Rowling Is Taking Heat From the LGBT Left. The Reason Should Concern Us All.
        "There are two sexes. Men are male. Women are female."
British law no longer protects speech that goes against progressive sexual orthodoxy, because said speech now violates a person’s "dignity."
By that standard, virtually any traditional belief system could be labeled as discriminatory if it can be argued that it offends someone’s dignity.

MSNBC helped spread 'baseless Iranian propaganda' about U.S. military deaths from missile strikes

Iran missiles fired at US were paid for with money released by Obama administration

Trump Calls the Ayatollah’s Bluff

The President Is Preventing A War, Not Starting One

New IRS data reveals winners and losers of wealth migration across 50 states

Thought for today – Why democracy is bad

7 January 2020

Sen. Mike Lee: The Senate's not a jury
        – these impeachment guidelines set by founders are clear
        Why does the Constitution specifically separate juries from impeachment?
        Because the authors of the Constitution knew impeachment
        – for good or ill – was an inherently political act.

"Retaliation by Iran against Americans would be 'regime suicide'"

South Carolina Bill H4704 Would Set the Foundation to Block Federal Gun Control

Extremely rare Chinese dollar coin could be worth $500,000 at auction

6 January 2020

There Is Something Fundamentally Wrong With Democrats

Move Over, Communist Manifesto, The Capitalist Manifesto is Here

Retired General fires back at top Senate Democrat for complaining
        about Qassem Soleimani's death

Trump notifies Congress of warning
        after lawmakers said they weren't informed about Soleimani strike in advance

5 January 2020

President Trump’s job performance rises after US killing of Iranian commander
"Soleimani was actively developing plans to attack American diplomats and service members in Iraq and throughout the region,” conducting the recent attacks on U.S. troops and embassy in Baghdad, and the “strike was aimed at deterring future Iranian attack plans."

Census projections showing Electoral College gains for GOP
The Left has long criticized the presence of the Electoral College as a countermeasure to pure majoritarianism. However, the Electoral College is a constitutional safeguard to protect minorities from the tyranny of majorities.
The United States is not a democracy, and was never intended to be a democracy.
The Founders had studied the democracy of Athens, and their creation – the Constitution, including the Electoral College – was designed specifically to avoid its fatal flaws.

2024 lookahead poll: GOP voters eye Trump dynasty

Democrats' impeachment case is 'a historic failure' that is collapsing

Delegation of Chinese skiers tries to censor some books in a library in Norway
        "We have freedom of speech in Norway, so that was completely out of the question."

Rep. Ilhan Omar sued for violating the law and the House code of ethics
        Omar married her brother in 2009 as part of a possible immigration fraud scheme.

After John Kerry Admits He’s Helping Iran – Trump Drops His Presidential Hammer
If you’re a private citizen and you negotiate with a foreign power on behalf of the American government, that’s a crime.

4 January 2020

Trump – We took action to stop, not start a war

Thought for the Day:

3 January 2020

Impeachment impasse deepens as McConnell rejects Pelosi's bid to shape trial:
        'Their turn is over'

Trump Rids Major U.S. Container Port of Chinese Communist Control

Trump orders attack that kills Iranian Gen. Qassim Soleimani, others in Baghdad
    *   Iran was responsible for killing 608 U.S. troops during the Iraq War
    *   United Nations Security Council resolutions had barred Soleimani from leaving Iran.
    *   deputy commander of Iran-backed militia Popular Mobilization Forces also killed
Barack Obama welcomed leader of US embassy attack to the White House: Iran's 'point man' in Baghdad Hadi al-Amiri was hosted in the Oval Office in 2011 – eight years before he orchestrated siege in Iraq

The 1997 merger that paved the way for the Boeing 737 Max crisis

2 January 2020

Trump campaign blows past 2020 Dems with latest fundraising haul, sitting on over $100M

Republican Party sets fundraising record amid impeachment battle

1 January 2020

Nancy Pelosi and Son Paul’s Alleged Scandals Go Much Deeper than the Ukraine

Obama Was the Most Anti-Semitic President in History,
        So Let’s Stop Pointing Fingers at Trump
        Typical Democrats tactic – accuse others of what they are doing

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