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Friday, September 21, 2018

Scientific Studies Behind Obama School Lunch Program Retracted

By Rick Pearcey • September 21, 2018, 02:12 PM

Rick Moran writes at American Thinker:

We all know that the nutrition industry has more than its share of fakes, charlatans, and snake oil salesmen. But it was thought that scientific studies published in the prestigious Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) had the advantage of being peer-reviewed and critiqued by objective experts.

That may be so. But the scandal involving one of the most popular -- and most published -- nutrition researchers in the world should make us question everything we've been told about how to eat healthy.

JAMA announced that it is retracting (removing from publication) six studies on nutrition by Cornell University food scientist Brian Wansink. That brings the total number of studies by Wansink that have been pulled to 13. And there are 15 other studies by the good doctor that are under review.

Cornell announced that Wansink is resigning his post at the end of the term. But the damage he has done to the credibility of the nutrition industry -- and the social sciences in general -- is only beginning to be understood. . . . 

It turns out, Moran continues, that "some of these studies were used to justify the reasoning behind the Obama school lunch programs." 

Read more.



Thursday, September 20, 2018

Kavanaugh Accuser's Classmate Changes Tune: "That It Happened or Not, I Have No Idea"

By Rick Pearcey • September 20, 2018, 01:24 PM

Melanie Arter reports at CNSNews.com:

A classmate of Christine Blasey Ford is now changing her story, saying she doesn't actually know whether an alleged sexual assault by Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh took place like she suggested it did on social media.

In a Facebook post Wednesday, Cristina King Miranda initially wrote, "Christine Blasey Ford was a year or so behind me, I remember her. This incident did happen. Many of us heard about it in school and Christine's recollection should be more than enough for us to truly, deeply know that the accusation is true."

Miranda also wrote that, "Even before Christine came forward," she was against Kavanaugh's nomination. "I was and still am completely against his nomination."

"I do not want him representing me or making decisions on my behalf in the Supreme Court as he goes against everything sacred to me as a woman, mother, daughter, latina, American and professional. No matter how fine a person and 'upstanding' citizen he may be," Miranda added.

"Now Miranda says she has 'no idea' whether the incident happened," CNSNews reports.

"That it happened or not, I have no idea," Miranda is quoted as telling Nina Totenberg of NPR.

"I can't say that it did or didn't."

Miranda "further explained that she was 'empowered' in her Facebook post claiming that she knew about the alleged incident, but at the time she had 'no idea' she would be required to 'go to the specifics' about her knowledge and 'defend it before 50 cable channels'," according to CNSNews.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Poll: Ted Cruz +9 Over Beto O'Rourke

By Rick Pearcey • September 19, 2018, 01:10 PM

Patrick Svitek reports at Texas Tribune:

U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, leads his Democratic challenger Beto O'Rourke by 9 percentage points among likely voters, according to a new poll from Quinnipiac University.

Released Tuesday, the survey found Cruz with 54 percent support and O'Rourke, an El Paso congressman, with 45 percent. Only 1 percent of those polled were undecided.

"The Texas U.S. Senate race between Sen. Ted Cruz and Congressman Beto O'Rourke, and Democratic hopes for an upset win there, have boosted talk of a Senate takeover," Peter Brown, assistant director of the Quinnipiac University Poll, said in a news release.

"These numbers may calm that talk."

For more information on the Quinnipiac Poll, please see the "Release Detail" here



Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Kavanaugh Ex-Girlfriend: "He Was Nothing but Kind," "Polite," "Respectful"

By Rick Pearcey • September 18, 2018, 11:33 AM

Andrew Kugle reports at the Washington Free Beacon:

Two ex-girlfriends of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh defended his character on Monday amid an allegation that he committed sexual assault when he was in high school.

"He was nothing but kind and polite and respectful," Maura Fitzgerald said. Fitzgerald dated Kavanaugh in college and was friends with him throughout high school.

"I had known him since high school. I dated him briefly in college. We have remained close friends ever since. I cherish his friendship. He has just been such a stand-up guy, full of integrity. I admire him. He . . . treated no one with disrespect."

Read more.



Monday, September 17, 2018

Wyoming Hunting Guide Fatally Mauled by Grizzly Bears

By Rick Pearcey • September 17, 2018, 12:28 PM

Ryan Gaydos reports at Fox News:

A Wyoming hunting guide was fatally mauled and his client was injured when a pair of grizzly bears attacked them Friday, officials said.

Authorities later euthanized two grizzly bears, a mother and a cub, who wildlife managers believe killed guide Mark Uptain and wounded his client Corey Chubon near the Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks border, according to USA Today.

“All available evidence indicates that these two bears were the bears involved in the Terrace Mountain attack," Wyoming Game and Fish Department spokeswoman Rebekah Fitzgerald said in a statement Sunday.

"Uptain and Chubon were attacked by bears as they field dressed the elk they had shot," officials reportedly said, according to Fox News.

"The deadly incident came weeks after a federal judge halted Wyoming state officials' plans to hold a grizzly hunt this month, according to USA Today," Fox News reports. "The hunt was put on hold until Oct. 1."

"I can only imagine how horrific this was," hunting guide Sy Gilliland told USA Today, according to Fox. "You've got a bear population that's basically un-hunted, is an apex predator, and has no fear of humans."

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Saturday, September 15, 2018

Update: Nancy Pearcey on the Mike Huckabee TV Show

By Rick Pearcey • September 15, 2018, 06:32 PM

Our editor at large Nancy Pearcey appeared in-studio live last night on the Mike Huckabee TV Show.

To make room for coverage of Hurricane Florence, her taped segment will broadcast not tonight and tomorrow night (as originally scheduled) but at a later date.

So stay tuned for an update on when her guest appearance is rescheduled to air. 

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Nancy Pearcey In-Studio Guest on the Mike Huckabee TV Show

By Rick Pearcey • September 14, 2018, 11:36 AM

Pearcey Report editor at large Nancy Pearcey will be an in-studio guest on the Mike Huckabee TV Show talking about her new book Love Thy Body -- addressing cutting-edge moral issues such as abortion, transgenderism, homosexuality, and more. 

Franklin Graham is scheduled to make an appearance as well, to discuss Hurricane Florence and what his group Samaritan's Purse is doing to provide assistance.

The program tapes in Nashville this evening before a live audience.

The episode will air Saturday (9/15) again Sunday (9/16) on TBN at 8/7c.

The show will also appear Saturday night on Huckabee's FB page and Huckabee's website.



Thursday, September 13, 2018

This Economy Definitely Not Obama's Recovery

By Rick Pearcey • September 13, 2018, 02:09 PM

Stephen Moore writes at the NYPost:

Barack Obama is trying to take credit for the booming economy under President Trump. "When you hear how great the economy is doing right now," Obama said on the campaign trail for Democratic candidates a few days ago, "let's just remember when this recovery started."

By this logic, the Kingston Trio laid the groundwork for the Beatles.

But the contrast in economic performance between the two presidents is undeniable. Obama's multitrillion-dollar spend-and-borrow policies produced 2 percent growth. In his final year, Obama handed off to Trump an economy that was limping at 1.6 percent.

"After only 18 months in office, Trump has elevated growth to 3 percent on an annual rate and the latest projections are that the growth rate for the second and third quarter (which ends Sept. 30) will be over 4 percent," Moore notes.

"One might say all it took to get the economy really crackling was getting Obama out of office," he states.

"The real economic boom started almost the day after the election in 2016 with the surge in small business, investor and consumer confidence," Moore writes.

"No one on the left, least of all Obama, thought this was remotely possible."

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Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Cougar Apparently Kills "Avid" Woman Hiker in Oregon

By Rick Pearcey • September 12, 2018, 02:30 PM

Nicole Darrah reports at Fox News:

An Oregon woman who had been reported missing nearly two weeks ago was most likely killed by a cougar in an "unprecedented event," investigators revealed Tuesday.

The body of Diana Bober, 55, was found Monday off a trail in the Mt. Hood National Forest in Welches, about 40 miles southeast of Portland, according to the Clackamas County Sheriff's Office.

The medical examiner's office determined that wounds found on Bober's body were "consistent with a suspected cougar attack," and ruled out the possibility that she was mauled after she died from a separate cause.

The sheriff's office advises the following when "anywhere in cougar country": 

  • Be aware of your surroundings at all times
  • Hike in groups. Keep your dog close to you or on a leash
  • Make noise to alert wildlife of your presence
  • Keep children close to you
  • Be especially alert at dawn and dusk when cougars are most active.

To this I would add: Consider carrying a firearm to protect your own life and those of friends and family.

In a natural world both beautiful and brutal, preparation could provide a means of life-saving self-defense against both 4-legged and 2-legged predators.

There may be only one occasion when you need to act. But your readiness that one time could make all the difference in the world. 

Hiking is great. So is going home again. 



Tuesday, September 11, 2018

Scarborough: Donald Trump "Far Graver Threat to the Idea of America" Than 9/11

By Rick Pearcey • September 11, 2018, 03:18 PM

Joshua Caplan reports at Breitbart:

In an opinion editorial published by The Washington Post Monday, MSNBC Morning Joe host Joe Scarborough claimed President Donald Trump poses a "far graver threat to the idea of America" than the September 11 attacks.

Scarborough's piece, titled "Trump is harming the dream of America more than any foreign adversary ever could," begins with the virulent Trump critic chronicling various foreign policy blunders committed by previous White Houses following the fateful terror attacks on September 11, 2001.

The culmination of such "tragic lessons" -- including then-President George W. Bush's invasion of Iraq without sufficient evidence tying Saddam Hussein to the attacks and subsequent death of 5,000 U.S. troops at a cost of $2 trillion  -- Scarborough writes that America's diminishing position on the global stage under President Trump, makes the current administration more dangerous than the 9/11 attacks themselves.

Read more.

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Monday, September 10, 2018

Jim Carrey to HBO's Bill Maher: "We Have to Say Yes to Socialism"

By Rick Pearcey • September 10, 2018, 01:57 PM

Valerie Richardson reports at the WTimes

Comedian Jim Carrey says Democrats need to stop running from Republican attacks and "say yes to socialism."

"We have to say yes to socialism -- to the word and everything," Mr. Carrey said Friday on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher." "We have to stop apologizing."

His comment came after Mr. Maher complained that Republicans have targeted progressive Democrats who identify themselves as socialist by throwing up the Venezuela example.

"Brent Bozell, president of the conservative Media Research Center, called on Mr. Carrey to set an example by giving away his own wealth," Richardson reports.

"Why do people who made $20 million a movie talk up socialism?," Bozell tweeted. "Hey Jim Carrey! If income inequality is the scourge of our time, maybe you should just hand away all your own millions first!"

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Friday, September 7, 2018

Brazil Stabber: Socialist "on a Mission From God"

By Rick Pearcey • September 7, 2018, 10:44 AM

James Barrett reports at Daily Wire:

The man who stabbed a far-right Brazilian presidential candidate who has been described as "Brazil's Donald Trump" is reportedly a socialist on a self-described "mission from God."

In a shocking moment caught on video, Brazil's leading presidential candidate Jair Bolsonaro was stabbed with a knife while being carried by a crowd during an afternoon rally in Juiz de Fora, Minas Gerais, in south east Brazil on Thursday.

Bolsonaro, 63, was rushed to a hospital and underwent what turned out to be life-saving surgery for what officials say were serious internal injuries. He is currently in stable condition.

The suspect, a 40-year-old man, was arrested by police, who say he declared himself to be "on a mission from God."

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Thursday, September 6, 2018

Gold Star Mom: Nike Owes "America an Apology"

By Rick Pearcey • September 6, 2018, 03:44 PM

Katherine Rodriguez reports at Breitbart:

A Gold Star mother is the latest to speak out against Nike’s latest "Just Do It" ad campaign featuring former NFL player Colin Kaepernick for making light of the word "sacrifice."

Trina Hart, who lost her 21-year-old Marine son Ty Hart when his helicopter went down off the coast of the Hawaiian island of Oahu during a mission in 2016, is blasting Nike for using Kaepernick as its spokesperson for an ad about "sacrifice," KOIN reported.

The Nike ad, which Kaepernick narrates, features stories from athletes who overcame illness or disabilities . . . .

"Hart said the ad belittles those like her son, who made the ultimate sacrifice in fighting for the U.S.," Rodriguez writes. 

"Everything is your life," Hart is quoted as saying. "My son sacrificed his life."

"Those other 11 men the night my son died sacrificed their lives. I'm sorry, I don't find any 'sacrificing everything' in what Colin Kaepernick did."

Nike owes "America an apology. They owe Gold Star families an apology," Hart said, according to Breitbart.

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Wednesday, September 5, 2018

Feinstein Invited Parkland Father Who Tried Ambush Handshake on Kavanaugh

By Rick Pearcey • September 5, 2018, 01:17 PM

Kristinn Taylor writes at Gateway Pundit:

Fred Guttenberg, the father of 14-year-old Jaime Guttenberg who was slain in the Parkland school massacre last February, tried to ambush Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh with an attempted photo-op handshake as the hearing went to break Tuesday after the morning session.

The day before, Guttenberg had posted to Twitter a vow to "play a role in ensuring that this man does not become the next Supreme Court Justice."

Guttenberg also posted that he would be attending the hearing as a guest of Sen. Dianne Feinstien (D-CA), the ranking member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Here's what Guttenberg tweeted after his encounter with Kavanaugh: "Just walked up to Judge Kavanaugh as morning session ended. Put out my hand to introduce myself as Jaime Guttenberg's dad. He pulled his hand back, turned his back to me and walked away. I guess he did not want to deal with the reality of gun violence."

"Andrew Pollack, a fellow father of a student slain at Parkland, 18-year-old Meadow Pollack, ripped Guttenberg on Twitter for going after Kavanaugh," Taylor states.

Here is Pollack's tweet:

"Judge Kavanaugh was not responsible for the Parkland school shooting that killed my daughter. @RobertwRuncie, FBI, and Sheriff Israel are. Judge Kavanaugh is a decent man and should be confirmed. Stop weaponizing Parkland to advance a dangerous political agenda!"

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Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Border Agent: Why "Walls Work"

By Rick Pearcey • September 4, 2018, 04:21 PM

Craig Bannister writes at CNSNews.com:

"As a border patrol agent, I can tell you: Walls do work," a U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) attests, citing the success of barriers built on the San Diego border, in a CBP video.

In a video explaining why borders walls are an essential component of border security, the agent recounts how the institution of border walls in San Diego has resulted in a 87 percent reduction in annual apprehensions of illegal aliens – from 560,000 to 68,000.

"The agent also explains how border security measures, such as border walls, have benefitted the environment and also transformed a 'lawless wasteland' into thriving communities," Bannister continues.

"In areas where we constructed barriers, deployed more agents, and gained back control of the border, natural habitats damaged by illegal migration have recovered. Piles of discarded debris disappeared. Neighborhoods and businesses replaced what was once lawless wasteland," the agent says on the U.S. Customs and Border Control video.

See the video on YouTube.



Monday, September 3, 2018

American Heroes Aldrin & Yeager Blast Phony Flag-Revised Moon-Landing Flick

By Rick Pearcey • September 3, 2018, 04:18 PM

Monica Showalter writes at American Thinker:

Hard to find bigger living American heroes than sound-barrier-breaking Gen. Chuck Yeager, and famed astronaut Edwin "Buzz" Aldrin.

So now that we have a revisionist movie coming out called First Man, from the Canadian director of La-La Land, which omits the American flag from its history of first man on the moon, astronaut Neil Armstrong, it's heartening to see the big guns -- the big, big, guns, come out and declare it the phony garbage it is.

"The flag meant something to these men and they're the one[s] with the biggest standing to say something," Showalter writes. "It's heartening for all of us in this era of revisionist history, statue-toppling, and other crap designed to make America smaller, that they were still here to say something and they refused to stand for it."

Read the entire column at American Thinker.



Friday, August 31, 2018

Drunk Driver Who Allegedly Killed Oregon Couple Is Illegal Alien From Mexico

By Rick Pearcey • August 31, 2018, 04:04 PM

Will Racke reports at the Daily Caller:

The man suspected of killing an Oregon couple in a high-speed drunk driving collision earlier in August is an illegal immigrant from Mexico, The Daily Caller News Foundation learned.

Eduardo de la Lima Vargas, 39, allegedly ran a red light on a state highway in Salem, Oregon, on Aug. 19, striking a motorcycle being driven by Logan Wilson, 34, and his wife Jessi, 32. The collision tossed the Wilsons from the motorcycle, fatally injuring both.

Research by Salem-based David Olen Cross shows that "about three-quarters of all criminal aliens in Oregon's prison system are serving time for what the FBI defines as violent crimes -- murder and non-negligent manslaughter, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault -- or sex crimes under the Oregon criminal code," the DC reports.

"Of the 943 Oregon state prison inmates with active ICE detainers as of July, 731 -- 77 percent -- have been convicted of those violent crimes or sex offenses, according to Cross's latest report," the DC reports. "That compares to about 60 percent of 'domestic' inmates who were convicted of the same offenses."

Oregon is "one of the nation's most active states when it comes to limiting cooperation between local law enforcement and federal immigration authorities," according to the DC.

Comment: The crime rate for illegal aliens ought to be zero. Illegal aliens should not be in the U.S. to commit violent crimes and sex crimes in the first place.

An individual not in the U.S. clearly cannot therefore commit murder, manslaughter, rape, or any other number of violent and/or sexual offenses in the U.S. 

Open borders is an attack on American people. Those who espouse open borders are allowing a social cancer into the American body politic. Even a smidgeon can kill you or members of your family. 



Thursday, August 30, 2018

Google Is Trump's Most Dangerous Enemy

By Rick Pearcey • August 30, 2018, 02:22 PM

Allum Bokhari writes at Breitbart:

After criticizing social media platforms for mass-censoring conservatives and the alternative media earlier this month, President Trump has turned his attention to Google. Not a moment too soon -- of all the politically biased tech giants, Google is by far the most dangerous.

Trump's critical comments about Google referenced statistics from a report in PJ Media which found that a staggering 96 percent of search results for "Trump" return results from news sites that are hostile to the President. Breitbart News’ own investigation found the same result.

Read more

 



Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Reuters: U.S. 2nd-Quarter GDP Growth Revised Up to 4.2%

By Rick Pearcey • August 29, 2018, 01:51 PM

Reuters reporting from Washington, D.C.:

U.S. economic growth was a bit stronger than initially thought in the second quarter, notching its best performance in nearly four years, as businesses boosted spending on software and imports declined.

Read more



Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Man in Women's Clothes Caught Taking Video Under Bathroom Stalls: Cops

By Rick Pearcey • August 28, 2018, 11:14 AM

Associated Press reports:

Authorities say a man wearing a wig, makeup, and women's clothing tried to take a picture of a woman from under the stall divider of a South Carolina convenience store bathroom.

Greenville Police said a woman told investigators she knocked on a stall door Sunday and heard a male voice, but wasn't initially bothered after peeking under the door and seeing women's shoes.

"But police say the woman then saw a cellphone appear under the divider from the next stall and called 911," according to AP.

"Police told media outlets they arrested 38-year-old Shawn Thomas Hallett of Levelland, Texas, after finding a video of the woman on his phone. He was charged with voyeurism," AP reports.

Read more



Monday, August 27, 2018

ESPN's Kellerman "Angry" Tiger Woods Defends Trump

By Rick Pearcey • August 27, 2018, 04:03 PM

Trent Baker reports at Breitbart:

Monday, ESPN "First Take" co-host Max Kellerman responded to golfer Tiger Woods saying people need to "respect the presidency" when it comes to President Trump. Kellerman said Woods’ remarks bother him and make him "angry."

This is a lesson in how mind control and population control work in the great land of toleration. In this genteel country, plantation bosses and their lackeys keep close wach on highly prized slaves lest one or some gets uppity thoughts about thinking for themselves and living freely for themselves. 

And ol' Tiger Woods is showing signs of not exactly being with the program. Woods failed to condemn Trump, and the pointy heads at ESPNKKK are making it their business to remind Tiger of his place in their world. 

You see, Tiger, no matter how human you are, your'e still always just going to be just a black, a person of color, a slave -- in the eyes of those who think pigment -- not character, not mind, not you -- is what matters. That is essential to how the racism racket works today.

In today's racism, blacks as blacks have to hate Trump. They have to ask "How High" when the media say, "Hate!" 

For all the talk we hear about resistance, what we're seeing is reactionaries clutching their pearls and purses when a real rebel shows up -- Norman! There's a black man over there acting like he's something special!

Yes, Mildred:Thinking while black is very, very threatening. O the scandal of human behavior!

You play their game or get whipped. In public. Must make an example out of Tiger!

Don't want any other fellers getting strange ideas.

Slavery despises humanity.

Don't let them catch you, Tiger.

Read more at Breitbart. 



Friday, August 24, 2018

Facebook Bans Pastor's Ad: "Love God, Defend America"

By Rick Pearcey • August 24, 2018, 02:09 PM

Author and radio talk show host Todd Starnes writes:

The Facebook Overlords are at it again, folks.

The latest victim is Steve Solomon -- a radio host, pastor and Army veteran from Knoxville, Tennessee. Pastor Solomon wanted to purchase Facebook ads to promote his radio program.

"Speak the truth, Love God, Defend America" -- [that] was the pastor's message. But Facebook rejected the advertisement claiming it was political.

"Nothing about the ad is political," Pastor Solomon countered as he contacted the Todd Starnes Radio Show.

"If anything, it's heavily spiritual and moral," Starnes quotes Solomon as saying.

"I'm a pastor and served in the U.S. Army in Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom (Afghanistan), so I LITERALLY defended America," the pastor wrote, according to Starnes.

"Encouraging people to be honest, love God, and love America is nothing controversial," Solomon stated.

"There seems to be a concerted effort by a group of militant social media goons to purge any content they find offensive or contrary to their ideology," Starnes comments. "Apparently, there is no room in their freedom-stifling world for conservatives, Christians or patriots."

Read more



Thursday, August 23, 2018

Canada: "Let's Eradicate Gun Violence by Criminalizing All Gun Possession"

By Rick Pearcey • August 23, 2018, 11:04 AM

Presswire releases the following statement from the Mosaic Institute in Toronto: 

Today, the Mosaic Institute released its policy paper, Let's Eradicate Gun Violence by Criminalizing All Gun Possession. The piece outlines the Institute's position and recommendation on gun possession across Canada -- stating that in order to address the primary cause of gun violence (i.e. possession), the country must take a strong stance and federally criminalize possession of all firearms.

With 50% more shootings in 2018 than 2014 in Toronto and a spate of recent shootings including the Danforth, Toronto multiple incidents and the Fredericton incident, more needs to be done to keep Canadians safe. Last weekend, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau joined Canadians in extending thoughts and prayers to the victims and affected communities of the Fredericton shooting.

The Mosaic Institute encourages Canadians and the federal government to take a harder line on possession, recommending the following:

  • Criminalize possession of all guns (with the exception of police, military, hunters and gun clubs)
  • Set aside a fund to buy back weapons
  • Ratify the United Nations Protocol on Firearms Control 

Read more



Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Democrat Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Laments Coffee Shop's Closure -- Over Wage Hikes She Supports

By Rick Pearcey • August 22, 2018, 10:57 AM

Lukas Mikelionis reports at Fox News:

New York Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez portrays herself as "a normal, working person," but one of her positions may have helped 150 people lose their jobs.

After enduring mockery for declaring Sunday that a walk in a national park was an example of democratic socialism, Ocasio-Cortez lamented Monday the shutting down of an iconic New York coffee shop that closed mostly due to a higher minimum wage -- which Ocasio-Cortez supported.

"The restaurant I used to work at is closing its doors. I swung by today to say hi one last time, and kid around with friends like old times," the congressional candidate reminisced on Twitter. "I'm a normal, working person who chose to run for office, because I believe we can have a better future."

"The Coffee Shop in Union Square, which became especially famous after regularly appearing on HBO's 'Sex and the City,' will close down this fall after nearly 28 years in business," Fox continues. "Co-owner and President Charles Milite announced the decision to shut the doors to its 150 employees last month.

"But unlike what Ocasio-Cortez wants you to believe about the closing down," Fox reports, "it wasn't the result of greedy capitalists trying to squeeze the workers, but rather government regulations that forced the company to go bust."

"The times have changed in our industry," Milite told the NYPost, according to Fox. "The rents are very high and now the minimum wage is going up and we have a huge number of employees."

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Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Doctor Shortages Explode Thanks to Obamacare -- Who Could Have Predicted That?

By Rick Pearcey • August 21, 2018, 03:56 PM

"Driving doctors out of the medical profession and exacerbating doctor shortages was not what Obama promised when he started 'reforming' health care," IBD states. "But it is what his heavy-handed government interventions are producing."

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Monday, August 20, 2018

Trump Dares Political "Hack" Brennan to Sue Over Security Clearances

By Rick Pearcey • August 20, 2018, 02:13 PM

Jordan Fabian reports at The Hill:

President Trump on Monday dared former CIA Director John Brennan to sue him over his decision to revoke his security clearance.

In a tweet, Trump claimed a lawsuit would reveal reams of documents that "show not only the poor job he did, but how he was involved with the Mueller Rigged Witch Hunt."

"I hope John Brennan, the worst CIA Director in our country's history, brings a lawsuit," Trump wrote.

In separate Tweets, Trump describes Brennan as a "political 'hack'" and predicts the ex-CIA boss "won't sue!"

Read more.



Friday, August 17, 2018

Sacramento Bee Begs Pelosi NOT to Run for Speaker Again

By Rick Pearcey • August 17, 2018, 12:24 PM

"In a blistering indictment of her party-damaging personal ambitions, the Sacramento Bee editorial board published an editorial imploring Democratic House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi to 'forget being speaker' -- so she doesn't end up wrecking her party's chances to win back the House in November," James Barrett reports at Daily Wire

"The Republican Party is now clearly the party of Donald Trump," the Bee editorial board states, according to Barrett. "The Democratic Party cannot be seen as the party of Nancy Pelosi and win in November," the editorial board warns

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Thursday, August 16, 2018

MSNBC Panel Mocks Gov. Andrew Cuomo for Saying America "Was Never That Great" -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • August 16, 2018, 12:51 PM

Mike Brest reports at the Daily Caller:

A "Morning Joe" panel mocked Gov. Andrew Cuomo for saying that America was "never really great" and his subsequent response to being called out by the president on Thursday morning.

The segment began with fill-in host Willie Geist introducing and airing the clip of Cuomo from yesterday. They went on to show President Trump’s condemnation of Cuomo, followed by the Governor's response to the president.

Geist then said, "The governor's press secretary issued a statement that reads in part, 'The governor believes America is great.' Never a good day when you have to come out and explicitly clarify that you believe America is great."

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

White House: Media Dividing Our Country More Than Donald Trump

By Rick Pearcey • August 15, 2018, 09:56 AM

Charlie Spiering writes at Breitbart:

White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders accused the media of dividing America on Tuesday, after a series of questions from reporters about whether President Donald Trump was racist.

"Frankly, if we want to look at who's creating divisions in the country, I think the media has done more to divide this country, certainly far more than this president ever has," Sanders said during a press briefing at the White House.

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Tuesday, August 14, 2018

Russian Collusion: It Was Hillary Clinton All Along

By Rick Pearcey • August 14, 2018, 10:55 AM

At Investor's Business Daily:

It's beginning to look as if claims of monstrous collusion between Russian officials and U.S. political operatives were true. But it wasn't Donald Trump who was guilty of Russian collusion. It was Hillary Clinton and U.S. intelligence officials who worked with Russians and others to entrap Trump.

That's the stunning conclusion of a RealClear Investigations report by Lee Smith, who looked in-depth at the controversial June 2016 Trump Tower meeting between officials of then-candidate Donald Trump's campaign staff and a Russian lawyer known to have ties with high-level officials in Vladimir Putin's government.

The media have spun a tale of Trump selling his soul to the Russians for campaign dirt to use against Hillary, beginning with the now-infamous Trump Tower meeting.

"But 'a growing body of evidence . . . indicates that the meeting may have been a setup -- part of a broad effort to tarnish the Trump campaign involving Hillary Clinton operatives employed by Kremlin-linked figures and Department of Justice officials'," Smith writes, according to IBD.

Read more.



Monday, August 13, 2018

FBI Fires Peter Strzok -- "Legal Troubles" for Disgraced, Anti-Trump Ex-Agent "Are Far From Over"

By Rick Pearcey • August 13, 2018, 02:14 PM

Joshua Caplan reports at Breitbart:

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) terminated special agent Peter Strzok on Friday, according to reports. Strzok's attorney, Aitan Goelman, says the firing was ordered by FBI Deputy Director David L. Bowdich, after the department which oversees personal disciplinary matters ruled the disgraced FBI agent would face a "demotion and 60-day suspension."

Strzok was one primary subject in the highly anticipated Justice Department inspector general report released in July on the Justice Department and Federal Bureau of Investigation's (FBI) handling of Hillary Clinton email investigation, which found the now-fired agent possessed a "biased state of mind" and a “willingness to take action” during the probe.

Text messages exchanged between Strzok and then-FBI lawyer and his alleged lover, Lisa Page, showed the now-fired agent disdained Donald Trump's candidacy during the 2016 presidential election.

Among the explosive exchanges, Page sent a text message to Strzok asking "[Trump's] not ever going to become president right? Right?!" Strzok replied, "No. No he won't. We'll stop it."

"Although Strzok is not longer an employee of the FBI, his legal troubles are far from over," according to Breitbart. 

Read more.



Friday, August 10, 2018

PA School District Submits: Releases Propaganda Videos . . . "That Cannot Be Sent to Parents"

By Rick Pearcey • August 10, 2018, 12:34 PM

A press release from Liberty Counsel:

The East Penn School District has submitted to Liberty Counsel's demand on behalf of concerned parents and complied with Pennsylvania law, by providing the links to the YouTube videos that were shown to more than 2,000 high school students as part of the district "Unity Week" and promotion of GLSEN's "Day of Silence."

Emmaus High School required the students to watch the videos, which promoted homosexuality, same-sex "marriage" and gender dysphoria, on the school TV system without prior notice to their parents or an opportunity to opt-out.

The school counselor, Kristen Grim, who is also the Gay-Straight Alliance (GSA) faculty sponsor, previously sent a suggested list of YouTube videos to a school employee to be shown during the "Unity Week." However, the school district denied parents' requests for the video links, stating the videos "were pulled from YouTube and other online sources by the students in our GSA club and sent to the TV studio as part of their 'Day of Silence' project."

The district's attorney advised "that these videos cannot be sent to parents, because they are part of a student project," despite the district playing the videos for all students. Parents were left to try to find the videos on their own based on descriptions of the video content provided by the school district and descriptions of the video content as related by their children.

The videos released in the records request are:

1 – Buzzfeed's "9 Questions Gay People Have About Straight People" 
2 - A CBS News story clip "Non-binary: The gender beyond he or she" promoting "gender fluidity" 
3 – "Bill Nye on Sexuality and Gender Spectrum" 
4 – YouTube spotlight "Show your pride. Share your love." #ProudToLove

Liberty Counsel is now reviewing all public records relating to the 2018 event. The records show significant teacher-led involvement and editorial control and faculty promotion of the "student-led" activism of the GSA. In fact, Principal Kieres rewarded faculty who showed support for "Day of Silence."

Kieres stated, "I'm all in for whatever you need. I like the idea of teachers wearing GSA or NPFH shirts if they wish. I am delighted to go on the announcements and read a script. Basically, you tell me what the kids need and I'm in!" An email from Grim to a teacher further reveals the support and promotion of the "Day of Silence" while isolating those faculty, staff and students who chose not to participate.

"The East Penn School District finally submitted to Liberty Counsel's demand and Pennsylvania law and released the links to the four videos and all public records regarding 'Unity Week' and 'Day of Silence'," said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel.

"It is outrageous that school personnel are violating parents' rights and the law regarding teacher involvement in noncurricular, politically-oriented clubs to promote special-interest propaganda to students," said Staver.

For more information about Liberty Counsel, please see their website



Thursday, August 9, 2018

Mainstream Media Panic With Security Guards at Trump Rallies

By Rick Pearcey • August 9, 2018, 12:56 PM

David Krayden reports at the Daily Caller:

According to a POLITICO report, mainstream media reporters are looking for protection at Trump rallies by hiring security.

It may be the first time in history that reporters have asked for such assistance at a presidential event.

Apparently, Trump's oft-repeated comments about the collusion of the mainstream media in providing negative coverage of the president as well as his warnings about "fake news" have set the alarm bells off at the offices of NBC and other big media outlets
. . . 

By the way, "None of the reporters have suggested they have been physically assaulted at any Trump rally," the DC reports.

Read more



Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Emails Reveal Teachers Plotting to Hide Political Bias

By Rick Pearcey • August 8, 2018, 09:59 AM

Art Moore reports at WND:

Emails reveal high-school teachers in a tiny Boston suburb plotting to hide their political bias from parents shortly after President Trump's inauguration.

The history teachers at Newton North High School pledged to reject the "call for objectivity" in the classroom, bully conservative students for their beliefs and serve as "liberal propagandist[s]" for the cause of social justice, the emails show, according to an investigative report published by the Federalist.

Ilya Feoktistov, a board member of the non-profit Americans for Peace and Tolerance, wrote that he obtained the emails under a Massachusetts public-records law after one of the teachers arranged for what he describes as "an anti-Semitic and anti-Israel organization to show Palestinian propaganda films" at Newton North.

But he found that anti-Semitism is "not the only specter haunting the history department at Newton North."

According to WND, "the exchange of emails came after history teacher Isongesit Ibokette complained in February 2017 about new guidelines for avoiding bias in teaching that had been been sent out by Newton Norths principal that morning."

Teachers were reportedly instructed as follows:

For current controversial issues (health care, immigration, environmental policies, gun laws), teach students that there are different perspectives and present the reasoning of those who hold those different perspectives.

"Ibokette, responding to an email from a colleague, objected, declaring in an email to the entire history department his [concern] 'that the call for "objectivity" may just inadvertently become the most effective destructive weapon against social justice'," WND reports.

Read more



Tuesday, August 7, 2018

The Attack on Alex Jones Is a Shameful Attack on Freedom of Speech

By Rick Pearcey • August 7, 2018, 11:13 AM

Joel B. Pollak writes at Breitbart:

Internet provocateur and InfoWars proprietor Alex Jones is being systematically excluded from social media platforms.

This is, plainly, an attack on free speech.

Over the weekend, Facebook removed several Alex Jones-related pages, and Apple deleted many of his podcasts. On Monday, YouTube followed suit by deleting his video channel. Pinterest closed its InfoWars page. Twitter may soon do the same.

The timing is no coincidence: all of these outlets are responding to a campaign by left-wing activists who are determined to shut down conservative voices -- including Breitbart.

It is a shameful effort -- which is why some of those responsible for the boycotts have tried to maintain their anonymity.

Read more



Monday, August 6, 2018

Armed Bystander Stops Gunman at Crowded Back-to-School Event at Park

By Rick Pearcey • August 6, 2018, 10:32 AM

Travis Fedshun reports at Fox News:

An armed bystander shot a man who opened fire at a Florida park filled with over 100 people -- including children -- for a Saturday back-to-school cookout, officials said.

The Titusville Police Department said in a news release the man was involved in a fistfight with another person at the Issac Campbell Park and left around 5:20 p.m. -- only to return with a gun minutes later and start shooting.

A bystander, who was lawfully licensed to carry a firearm, then shot the gunman.

"We are extremely grateful that nobody else was injured in this incident," Deputy Chief Todd Hutchinson said, according to Fox News. "This suspect opened fire at a crowded public park. This could have been so much worse."

Read more.



Friday, August 3, 2018

"Gouged Eyes": O'Keefe Catches Antifa Teaching Activists to Inflict Pain

By Rick Pearcey • August 3, 2018, 12:24 PM

Bob Unruh reports at WND:

A new undercover video by James O’Keefe's Project Veritas shows trainers teaching radical antifa activists how to violently incapacitate their foes.

Broken ribs, gouged eyes and more.

Read more, watch video.



Thursday, August 2, 2018

Trump Backer Jerry Falwell Jr. Labels Attorney General Jeff Sessions a "Phony"

By Rick Pearcey • August 2, 2018, 09:44 AM

Brett Samuels reports at The Hill:

Jerry Falwell Jr., the president of Liberty University and a staunch supporter of President Trump, joined the criticism of Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday, calling him a "phony."

"Falwell piled on after a day during which Trump called on Sessions to halt the special counsel's investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election, marking an escalation in the president's furor over the probe," Samuels writes.

Read more



Wednesday, August 1, 2018

Is Illegal Immigration Moral?

By Rick Pearcey • August 1, 2018, 11:01 AM

Terry Jeffrey writes at CNSNews.com:

People who willfully break the immigration laws of the United States are also breaking the moral law -- because they are breaking just laws.

They are not victims; they are victimizers.

Among those harmed by their lawbreaking: U.S. workers and U.S. taxpayers (including legal immigrants), and foreign nationals currently living abroad who long to immigrate to the United States but would never consider violating the laws of this country to do so.

Another victim: respect for the law itself, which is an indispensable public virtue in a free country.

Read more.



Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Watch: Lionel Messi Plays Football With His Dog

By Rick Pearcey • July 31, 2018, 01:54 PM

Luis Mazariegos has the story and fun video at barcablaugranes.com. Enjoy!



Monday, July 30, 2018

Trump Supporters Hit by Eggs, Punches Can Sue Cops After Attack, Court Says

By Rick Pearcey • July 30, 2018, 01:28 PM

Lucia Suarez Sang reports at FoxNews.com:

Supporters of then-presidential candidate Donald Trump who were met with flying eggs and punches from counter protesters during a June 2016 San Jose campaign rally can sue the city's police for allegedly failing to protect them, a new court ruling said.

Trump supporters -- many sporting red Make America Great Again hats -- who were attending a rally at the McEnery Convention Center were met with hundreds of anti-Trump protesters as they were shepherded out of the building via a single exit.

The suit's 20 plaintiffs claim in a lawsuit that police knowingly ordered them to leave through an exit where protesters were waiting, despite the existence of a safer route and other exits, the San Francisco Chronicle reported last week.

Read more



Friday, July 20, 2018

LGBTQ Executioners in Boston: The Destruction of the St. Patrick's Day Parade

By Rick Pearcey • July 20, 2018, 11:28 AM

Amy Contrada writes at American Thinker:

In 1995, a remarkable 9-0 ruling was handed down by the U.S. Supreme Court. A Catholic veterans' group, organizers of the annual St. Patrick's Day Parade in South Boston, were vindicated in their refusal to allow a homosexual activist group to march in their parade. The Court confirmed that the South Boston Allied War Veterans Council was protected by the First Amendment and could reject a group if it "impart[ed] a message that the [parade] organizers do not wish to convey."

Twenty-three years later, orthodox Boston Irish Catholics will no longer have the prominent public voice on St. Patrick's Day. They've been elbowed out by secular celebrants of disordered sexuality.

South Boston has fallen. LGBTQ radicals have just seized complete control of the St. Patrick's Day Parade, with the director of a front group, OUTVETS, put in charge of the event.

"The shocking evolution of the parade from a celebration of Irish Catholic heritage to an overtly LGBTQ event should be a warning to those who advocate 'inclusion' within their institutions," Contrada observes. 

"The infusion of LGBTQ sexuality will inevitably upend tried and true traditions and moral standards. We see this happening most clearly in our schools and churches . . . "

Read more.



Thursday, July 19, 2018

4 Injuries Reported in Explosion at Pennsylvania Army Depot

By Rick Pearcey • July 19, 2018, 12:03 PM

"We do not suspect any type of terrorist activity at this time," said depot commander Col. Stephen Ledbetter, according to WGAL.com.

"The situation is still developing and the cause of the explosion is under investigation," according to WGAL.



Wednesday, July 18, 2018

Hey Comey: "Democrats Don't Want Your Endorsement" -- Ex-Clinton Spokesman

By Rick Pearcey • July 18, 2018, 12:17 PM

Diana Stancy Correll reports at the Washington Examiner:

Brian Fallon, the press secretary for Hillary Clinton's 2016 campaign, flatly rejected former FBI Director James Comey to support Democrats in the 2018 midterm election.

In a terse tweet early Wednesday morning, Fallon said Democrats want nothing to do with him.

"Democrats don't want your endorsement, but thanks," Fallon, now executive director of Demand Justice, tweeted.

Read more.



Tuesday, July 17, 2018

7 Times America Kept Talking to Russia After Severe Provocations

By Rick Pearcey • July 17, 2018, 07:49 AM

John Hayward writes at Breitbart:

President Donald Trump has been roundly criticized for holding a diplomatic summit with Russian President Vladimir Putin after Russia's ostensibly unforgivable "attack on democracy" by "hacking" the 2016 election.

Leaving aside that critics hysterically overestimated Russia's influence on the election and very little actual "hacking" was involved, the simple fact is that American presidents of both parties have conducted diplomacy with Russia after far worse and more obvious provocations.

Read more.



Monday, July 16, 2018

Soros Group Connected to Massive "Stop Kavanaugh" Effort

By Rick Pearcey • July 16, 2018, 09:26 AM

Kevin Daley and Andrew Kerr report at the Daily Caller:

A new political advocacy group that vowed to put $5 million behind an effort to stop Judge Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation to the U.S. Supreme Court has significant ties to the liberal financier George Soros.

A Daily Caller News Foundation review has found that the group's primary financial supporter is a nonprofit to whom Soros has given millions.

The group, Demand Justice (DJ), is organized and financed by a 501(c)(4) called the Sixteen Thirty Fund, which collected some $2.2 million in contributions from the Open Society Policy Center (OSPC), one of Soros' primary donation vehicles, between 2012 and 2016.

Read more.



Friday, July 13, 2018

Trump Frees Europe From Angry Socialist Babies

By Rick Pearcey • July 13, 2018, 10:22 AM

From Daniel Greenfield, writing at Frontpagemag.com:

People power has largely died out in Europe. It has come to mean lefty toffs pretending to be working class while protesting for higher fees on the middle class to fund bigger subsidies for themselves. It's luvvies pushing fake social media campaigns for more diversity on the BBC. It's Jeremy Corbyn dazedly stumbling between terrorist rallies and student radical meetings. But that's not people power. Trump is. It's not powerful lefties screaming marketing slogans. It's people taking on their power. And that is what terrifies European elites.

The EU is beleaguered by a tide of populists rising against the perfect storm of mass migration and Eurocratic rule. Some of these populists are phonies, frauds and hacks. But others are real. In times past, it was fashionable to dismiss them as irrelevant cranks. But now one is the leader of the free world. As Trump continues his odyssey, his presence gives hope to the oppressed citizens of Europe.

"Trump haters in the UK and America aren't protesting a man, but an idea," Greenfield continues. "The Beast, the massive presidential limo, rolling through the streets has a new master. And the right side of history no longer points its compass needle to multinational organizations and useless university degrees.

"As Marine One flies over Britain while red-faced reds scream futile insults at the sky, carve obscene crop circles, and beat pots and pans in the street, they know that an unstoppable wave of change is breaking over Britain."

Greenfield concludes: "The angry babies will follow Trump across Britain. They will miss as much work as it takes. Leaping up and down, they will howl as Air Force One takes off leaving the angry socialist babies behind."

Read the entire column here.



Thursday, July 12, 2018

DOJ Reopens Probe of Black Teen Emmett Till's Slaying in 1955

By Rick Pearcey • July 12, 2018, 10:38 AM

AP reports:

The federal government has reopened its investigation into the slaying of Emmett Till, the black teenager whose brutal killing in Mississippi shocked the world and helped inspire the civil rights movement more than 60 years ago.

The Justice Department told Congress in a report in March it is reinvestigating Till's slaying in Money, Mississippi, in 1955 after receiving "new information." The case was closed in 2007 with authorities saying the suspects were dead; a state grand jury didn't file any new charges.

Deborah Watts, a cousin of Till, said she was unaware the case had been reopened until contacted by The Associated Press on Wednesday.

"The federal report, sent annually to lawmakers under a law that bears Till's name, does not indicate what the new information might be," the AP news story continues.

"But it was issued in late March following the publication last year of 'The Blood of Emmett Till,' a book that says a key figure in the case acknowledged lying about events preceding the slaying of the 14-year-old youth from Chicago," according to AP.

Read more.



Wednesday, July 11, 2018

GOP Candidate Fitzgerald Doubles Down: Calls Planned Parenthood Death Camps

By Rick Pearcey • July 11, 2018, 11:33 AM

Calvin Freiburger reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

A Republican state senator running for Congress is holding his ground despite denunciations for comparing Planned Parenthood's abortion business to the Nazis' mass slaughter of Jews during World War II.

Kansas state Sen. Steve Fitzgerald is currently running to replace the retiring Rep. Lynn Jenkins in the U.S. House of Representatives, and the pro-life candidate has come under fire for condemning abortion with forceful historical comparisons.

According to LifeSiteNews, "last month, critics revisited a 2017 incident in which he sent a letter to Planned Parenthood Great Plains expressing displeasure that someone had donated to the organization in his name."

"This is as bad -- or worse -- as having one's name associated with Dachau," Fitzgerald replied, according to LifeSiteNews. "Dachau was one of the Holocaust's most notorious concentration camps, which housed more than 188,000 and claimed at least 28,000 victims," LifeSiteNews reports.

Read more.



Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Medinsanity: Doctor Fired in U.K. for Suggesting Gender Is Biological

By Rick Pearcey • July 10, 2018, 10:55 AM

Thomas D. Williams reports at Breitbart:

A medical doctor with 26 years of experience working at the National Health Service (NHS) has been deemed "unfit to work" after insisting on identifying patients by their biological sex.

Dr. David Mackereth, 55, began training in May to become a health and disability assessor for the government but ran into trouble when his Christian and scientific convictions ran afoul of department protocols.

In his new job, Dr. Mackereth was to compile independent reports about the health of persons who were claiming disability benefits. His instructor told him that regardless of a patient or client's biological sex, he must only refer to them by their self-identified gender.

"I said that I had a problem with this," Mackereth is quoted as saying. "I believe that gender is defined by biology and genetics and that as a Christian the Bible teaches us that God made humans male or female."

"I could have kept my mouth shut but it was the right time to raise it," the doctor said, according to Breitbart.

Instead of remaining silent, Mackereth criticizes this government attack on the human rights to free speech, freedom of thought, and freedom of religion.

"Firstly, we are not allowed to say what we believe. Secondly, as my case shows, we are not allowed to think what we believe. Finally, we are not allowed to defend what we believe," Mackereth said, according to Breitbart.

"I don't think I should be compelled to use a specific pronoun," the doctor said, Breitbart reports.

"I am not setting out to upset anyone. But if upsetting someone can lead to doctors being sacked then, as a society, we have to examine where we are going."

Read the entire report.



Monday, July 9, 2018

Party of Science? More Democrats Believe in UFOs Than in America

By Rick Pearcey • July 9, 2018, 10:28 AM

Daniel Greenfield writes at Frontpagemag.com:

58% of Democrats believe in UFOs, but only 32% are proud to be American. Only 37% of Republicans believe in flying saucers, but a full 80% are proud of their country.

Almost twice as many Democrats are willing to believe in being abducted by space aliens than in their country. Hillary Clinton had promised that if elected, she would find out the truth about the little green men and suggested that the planet had already been visited by aliens.

"Maybe we could have, like, a task force to go to Area 51," she suggested.

The chair of Hillary Clinton's campaign, John Podesta, an obsessive UFO buff, appeared on an episode of Ancient Aliens which claimed that Hillary Clinton was defeated to suppress the truth about space aliens.

A larger point:

All this helps explain why the Democrats were so quick to retreat into conspiracy theories after losing the 2016 election. Just as they did after the JFK assassination and the 2000 election. It's natural for them to believe the worst of a country they already distrust.

The left's core beliefs are a series of conspiracy theories about class, race and gender. These conspiracy theories explain everything from crime rates to poverty to social problems. Most leftist programs are geared toward fighting a conspiracy by white people, by men, by the wealthy and the middle class that doesn't exist except in the minds of the left. . . .

Thus, we gain insight into the reactionary regressivism of so-called progressives:

They haven't replaced G-d with reason, but with flying saucers, storefront psychics, black cats, bad luck ladders and umbrellas, the wrath of Mother Earth, safe spaces, and the magical powers of dolphins. . . .

Democrats inhabit a demon-haunted world of superstitions and conspiracies. Instead of being enlightened, they were robbed of the confidence in the Creator and America that resounds from every patriotic Fourth of July anthem and song. They sold their birthright for the pottage of fear and hate.

They cower in safe spaces, fear the other and live their lives in the shadow of irrational terrors.

Read the entire column by Daniel Greenfield.



Friday, July 6, 2018

Buchanan: The Never-Trumpers Are Never Coming Back

By Rick Pearcey • July 6, 2018, 12:01 PM

Pat Buchanan writes:

With never-Trump conservatives bailing on the GOP and crying out for the Party of Pelosi to save us, some painful truths need to be restated.

The Republican Party of Bush I and II, of Bob Dole and John McCain, is history. It's not coming back. Unlike the Bourbons after the Revolution and the Terror, after Napoleon and the Empire, no restoration is in the cards.

It is over. The GOP's policies of recent decades -- the New World Order of George H.W. Bush, the crusades for democracy of Bush II -- failed, and are seen as having failed. With Trump's capture of the party they were repudiated.

There will be no turning back.

What were the historic blunders?

Read more.



Thursday, July 5, 2018

Mark Levin: If "Stare Decisis" Is Paramount, Put Monkeys on Supreme Court

By Rick Pearcey • July 5, 2018, 10:42 AM

Ed Straker writes at American Thinker:

Talk show host and constitutional scholar Mark Levin has been talking a lot this week about the philosophical arguments that are being made about Supreme Court nominees. Levin made the point that liberals are insisting that a nominee promise to slavishly follow stare decisis, or to obediently obey past cases that they like, such as Roe v. Wade.

But Levin made the point that if Supreme Court justices only need to blindly follow past decisions, we could easily put monkeys on the court instead of people.

Levin points out that some Supreme Court precedents are not ones to be blindly followed:

1) Korematsu v. United States, which upheld the internment of Japanese Americans en masse.

2) Plessy v. Ferguson, which upheld "separate but equal" segregation for blacks. Levin points out that Plessy was "settled law" for longer than Roe has been.

3) The Dred Scott case, where a slave who was in a free state was returned to his master.

"Levin says that Justices are human and can make mistakes," Straker continues. "That's why picking a justice who will blindly follow precedent is not the way to go."

"Instead, Levin says the President should select a nominee who will vow to follow the Constitution," Straker writes. "An originalist who follows the Constitution will then uphold precedent which was decided properly, and overrule precedents which weren't."

Read more.



Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Rep. Gohmert: Abolishing ICE "Means Anarchy . . . It's the Way Countries End and a New Dictatorship Begins"

By Rick Pearcey • July 4, 2018, 11:18 AM

Craig Bannister reports at CNSNews.com:

The Democrats' new rallying cry calling for the abolition of U.S. Customs and Immigration Enforcement (ICE) "is a call for anarchy," Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-Texas) warned Tuesday.

"It's the way countries end and a new dictatorship begins," Gohmert explained in an interview on Fox Business Channel.

Bannister quotes Gohmert:

It's a call for anarchy. And, it's amazing that it has caught on and has been spreading even among what were thought to be mainstream Democrats. I mean, it's insane. If you don't have borders, you don't have a country.

And, when you're a welfare state, like the U.S. has become, it is just a giant sucking sound from all over the world.

You can't control it, and it means anarchy. It means might makes right and then that, ultimately, leads to a totalitarian dictator coming in and rounding up the military, taking over.

It's the way countries end and a new dictatorship begins. You call for anarchy, and then you get a dictator.

"It's unbelievable that people that are so ignorant, they'll be such foolish servants of those who want a dictator, want a totalitarian government," Gohmert said, according to CNSNews.

"And that's the only way you can have socialism," Gohmert cautioned, CNSNews reports.

"You have to force people -- to take from those according to their ability and give to those according to their need -- it takes a totalitarian government to make that work."

Watch the video here at CNSNews.com.



Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Barry Seagran Reviews "Love Thy Body" by Nancy Pearcey

By Rick Pearcey • July 3, 2018, 11:56 AM

Seagran is a former staff member at L'Abri Fellowship. Please go here to read his review titled "Speaking Truth and Sense Into the Sexual Revolution."

For more on Love Thy Body, here is the Amazon page.



Monday, July 2, 2018

Nancy Pearcey: SCOTUS on Pregnancy Centers -- Gov't May Not Compel Speech

By Rick Pearcey • July 2, 2018, 03:14 PM

The Pearcey Report Editor at Large Nancy Pearcey writes at CNSNews:

Can the government force an organization to advertise for its competitors?

The Supreme Court says no.

The case, NIFLA v. Becerra, involved a California law that forced licensed pregnancy centers to advertise for state-funded abortion clinics. The law specified how large the sign had to be, and even dictated the words to be used. It required the sign to be placed inside the center, on its website, and in all advertising. It even required centers to provide the telephone number of state agencies that could connect women to abortion providers.

The effect of the law was essentially to crowd out the center's own message.

The Court struck down the law as a violation of the First Amendment. In the majority opinion, Justice Clarence Thomas said, "California cannot co-opt the licensed facilities [pregnancy centers] to deliver its message for it."

Here is Nancy's conclusion: "The NIFLA ruling is a big win against compelled speech. It affirms that the government may not coerce individuals to promote a message with which they disagree.

"Whether you oppose abortion or favor it, whether you are conservative or liberal, we should all be glad that the Supreme Court has taken a stand for freedom of speech."

Read the entire column by Nancy Pearcey



Friday, June 29, 2018

Fake News: Socialist Ocasio-Cortez Spreads Hoax Stats on U.S. Mass Shootings

By Rick Pearcey • June 29, 2018, 04:14 PM

A.W.R. Hawkins writes at Breitbart:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Candidate for U.S. Congress (D-NY), reacted to the lives lost in Annapolis by claiming the attack marked the 195th mass shooting this year.

She shocked the nation with a primary victory over Rep. Joe Crowley (D-NY-14) on June 26, and is now spreading stats on mass shootings that are exponentially higher than actual shooting figures support.

"Horrifying," Ocasio-Cortez tweets: "This is our nation's 195th mass shooting -- this year."

"So Ocasio-Cortez is claiming 195 mass shooting in the first six months of this year, and if the same kind of math applies to the next six months, that will mean a claim of 390 mass shootings for the year," Hawkins observes.

"The left made similar claims in 2015, suggesting 355 mass shootings for the year," Hawkins writes.

That figure is "so far removed from reality that Mother Jones editor Mark Follman stepped in to correct the record. . . ."

Read more.



Thursday, June 28, 2018

NY Socialist Darling DENIES Celebrating, Campaigning With Anti-Semite and Racist

By Rick Pearcey • June 28, 2018, 09:24 AM

Benny Johnson reports at the Daily Caller:

Democratic socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez stunned the political world and rank-in-file Democrats by defeating incumbent Joe Crowley in Tuesday's New York primary.

The Ocasio-Cortez win signaled the growing swing leftward for national Democrats, a party undergoing a power struggle and identity crisis after Trump's election victory in 2016.

The platform Ocasio-Cortez ran on was deeply progressive, calling on the abolition of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, nationalized health care, universal jobs guarantee and getting America to 100 percent green energy.

"However, footage reveals that Ocasio-Cortez also has associates with regressive views," Johnson continues.

"One of Ocasio-Cortez's most enthusiastic campaigners and a man who stood behind her at her victory party, Thomas Lopez-Pierre, is a known anti-Semite and racist," according to the DC.

"Lopez-Pierre has regularly used slurs against Jewish and black New Yorkers in public forums and while running for office himself," the DC reports.

However, in an update to the DC report, Ocasio-Cortez states via Twitter

No idea who this guy is, hundreds of folks walked into the hall open to the public last night. I absolutely denounce any such bigoted and reprehensible statements.

The Ocasio-Cortez tweet seems plausible -- except that the lead photo accompanying the DC story shows the reported bigot just one person away from the socialist, behind her, as she is speaking during her victory party.

That circumstance seems far different from his simply being one among many others, positioned farther away in the crowd of supporters. It is possible that the lead photo seeming to document the event is photoshopped. We await further developments on this story.

Read more.



Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Supreme Court: "Congress ... Delegated to the President Authority to Suspend or Restrict the Entry of Aliens"

By Rick Pearcey • June 27, 2018, 12:49 PM

From CNSNews.com:

A 5-4 majority of the U.S. Supreme Court ruled [June 26] that President Donald Trump acted within his legal authority when he issued a proclamation in September 2017 restricting entry into the United States of citizens from eight countries who could not be properly vetted as potential terrorist threats.

The majority opinion in Trump v. Hawaii -- written by Chief Justice John Roberts and joined by Justices Samuel Alito, Clarence Thomas, Neil Gorsuch and Anthony Kennedy -- held that Trump's proclamation was well within the plain meaning of the power granted expressly to the president in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA).

"'By its plain language, §1182(f) grants the president broad discretion to suspend the entry of aliens into the United States,' Roberts wrote in the opinion of the court," CNSNews reports.

Read more.



Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Judicial Watch Files House Ethics Complaint Against Maxine Waters for "Inciting Violence"

By Rick Pearcey • June 26, 2018, 12:00 PM

Jennifer Harper reports at the Washington Times:

Judicial Watch filed Monday an ethics complaint against Rep. Maxine Waters for “inciting violence and assaults on the Trump Cabinet," according to Tom Fitton, president of the watchdog organization.

The group sent a hand-delivered letter to the chairman and co-chairman of the House Office of Congressional Ethics calling for an investigation into whether the California Democrat violated House ethics rules by encouraging violence against Trump Cabinet members.

Read more.



Monday, June 25, 2018

Establishment & Social Media Giants Fail to "Fact Check" Time Mag's Refugee Hoax Cover

By Rick Pearcey • June 25, 2018, 11:49 AM

Allum Bokhari writes at Breitbart:

There are many examples of bias at Facebook, Twitter, Google and the purportedly impartial "fact-checking" organizations they now rely on, but one of the best ways to reveal the naked partisanship hiding under their masks is to look at what they don’t fact-check.

Last week, Time ran a now-infamous cover featuring President Trump looming over a crying immigrant child. The picture of the crying child had already been shared hundreds of thousands of times on social media amid left-wing outrage over what the media has called a "family separation policy" at the border.

"The cover, the Time story that accompanied it, and the original image that spread on social media, were misleading in every way," Bokhari continues.

"As Time now admits, the child wasn't 'carried away screaming' by border patrol agents. They were kept together. The child wasn't crying because she was separated from her mother -- she was, in her mother's own words, simply “'ired and thirsty.' Moreover, the child's father says her mother was seeking a job in America, and not 'fleeing violence' in Honduras as some claimed," Bokhari writes.

Read more.



Friday, June 22, 2018

Rasmussen: Voters Blame Parents Illegally Crossing Border for Separations

By Rick Pearcey • June 22, 2018, 11:04 AM

Theodore Bunker reports at Newsmax:

Most voters, when asked who is to blame for separating the families found illegally crossing the border, blamed the parents and not the government, according to a Rasmussen Reports poll.

Rasmussen asked voters: "When families are arrested and separated after attempting to enter the United States illegally, who is more to blame -- the parents for breaking the law or the federal government for enforcing the law?"

According to Newsmax, Rasmussen found that 54% blame parents, 35% blame government, and 11% are unsure.

Read more.



Thursday, June 21, 2018

Student Sues University for $3.6 Million After It Targeted Her for Showing Jordan Peterson TV Clip on Using Pronouns

By Rick Pearcey • June 21, 2018, 10:49 AM

James Risdon reports at LifeSiteNews.com:

It's quiet at the Rainbow Centre at Wilfrid Laurier University.

Closed for the summer, no one answers the phones. Toby Finlay, the former administrator for that LGBTQ "safe space" on campus, is no longer there. He has graduated and moved on. Or so claims a representative of the Rainbow Centre in a Facebook message.

The stir sparked by that LGBTQ association at Wilfrid Laurier University last year, though, is still here.

And it's now grown into a $3.6-million lawsuit against the university and some of its staff by former teaching assistant Lindsay Shepherd.

"She is taking on the university, associate professors of communication studies Drs. Herbert Pimlott and Nathan Rambukkana, and also Adria Joel, then the university's acting director of Diversity and Equity Prevention," LifeSiteNews continues.  

"In a statement of claim filed in Ontario's Superior Court last week, Shepherd alleges she has suffered attacks which have left her 'unemployable in academia' and have forced her to abandon her doctoral studies or even teach at a university as a master's graduate," LifeSiteNews reports.

"Shepherd has suffered nervous shock as a result of the conduct of the defendants which was the foreseeable and intended result. In the alternative, it was the reasonably foreseeable outcome of their conduct and the defendants were negligent in their treatment of her," the statement of claim asserts, according to LifeSite.

"It all started with a complaint filed by university's Rainbow Centre staff in November last year after Shepherd showed a clip of a TV Ontario show featuring a discussion about pronoun usage in Canada. Shepherd's class was then studying pronouns," LifeSiteNews reports.

Read more.



Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Michigan Woman Who Lied About Being Raped at College Sentenced to Jail

By Rick Pearcey • June 20, 2018, 12:52 PM

Nicole Darrah reports at Fox News:

Mary Zolkowski, 21, was sentenced to 45 days in jail after pleading guilty to fabricating a story about being sexually assaulted in a parking lot at Delta College in Bay County, MLive.com reported.

Truth claims -- propositions concerning reality -- need to be rationally assessed and evidentially tested, whether they concern accusations of rape or racism, or whether they concern assertions regarding the existence of God or of black holes or of that car that may hit you if you close your eyes and cross the street.

The fool says in his heart: Evidence is not needed.

Read more.



Tuesday, June 19, 2018

MALE "Transgen" Teens Beat GIRLS Top Track Competition, Prompting Parent Petitions

By Rick Pearcey • June 19, 2018, 01:55 PM

Craig Bannister reports at CNSNews.com:

Parents have launched two rule change petitions after two transgender high school students swept the Connecticut girls’ state track and field competitions.

As local station WTNH News 8 reports, sophomores Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood --  both of whom were born males, but now identify as females -- outcompeted genetic female athletes, which some female athletes and their parents say is unfair.

Memo to all concerned: Boys will be boys, and girls with be girls -- no matter how much sex-ed/transgen ideology authoritarian schools pour into students and parents skulls, and no matter how many drugs are prescribed and how many slice and dice surgeons make millions trying to "fix" the given, biological, factual, scientific natural order -- which just happens to relish male-female sexual diversity.

Read more.



Monday, June 18, 2018

No "Immigrants" Were Killed in High Speed Chase With Border Patrol

By Rick Pearcey • June 18, 2018, 08:59 AM

Ed Straker writes at American Thinker:

The media, including, incredibly, Drudge, were reporting that "immigrants" had been killed in a high speed chase with the border patrol.

I investigated the news reports, and can assure you that there is no evidence that a single immigrant was harmed.

This is a classic example of fake news.

The border patrol gave chase to three suspicious vehicles in south Texas. One of the vehicles, filled with 14 people, fled at 100 miles per hour and flipped over, ejecting a number of occupants.

At least five people were killed and several others injured when an SUV believed to be carrying [so-called] undocumented immigrants crashed in southern Texas after being chased by Border Control agents. [Brackets added]

The occupants, however, were not immigrants of any kind.

Immigrants don't squeeze 14 people into an SUV and run away from the border patrol.

That's what illegal aliens do.

Read more.



Friday, June 15, 2018

Kevin Hart Camp Responds to Kathy Griffin Smear

By Rick Pearcey • June 15, 2018, 12:50 PM

Ben Kew reports at Breitbart:

Sources close to comedian Kevin Hart rebuked Kathy Griffin after the controversial comedian attacked him for failing to go after President Donald Trump in his stand-up shows.

"Kathy is the last person on Kevin’s mind, believe me," sources close to the 38-year-old actor told Fox News.

"Everyone has something to say about Donald Trump, and that's the reason Kevin isn't speaking on him. Kevin honestly feels the Trump bits are overused and knows that people are tired of the political banter from comedians."

"Going after people isn't Kevin's style, and he isn't into telling people what they should or shouldn't think about the President," the source continued.

"Kevin would much rather stick to what he already does well, and that's telling jokes that resonate with people on a personal level."

"The response comes hours after Griffin criticized Hart for not mentioning Trump in his comedy routines, describing it as a [p---y move] because he is black," Breitbart reports.

Read more.



Thursday, June 14, 2018

Cops Livid: School Reading List "Almost an Indoctrination of Distrust"

By Rick Pearcey • June 14, 2018, 11:15 AM

Douglas Ernst reports at the Washington Times:

Police in the South Carolina town of Mount Pleasant are furious over a school's summer reading list they view as anti-cop indoctrination.

Fraternal Order of Police Tri-County Lodge #3 President John Blackmon told a local NBC affiliate this week that livid parents contacted him regarding Wando High School's summer reading list. He says two of four books offered to incoming freshmen for an English I class sow distrust of law enforcement in their fertile minds.

"Freshmen, they're at the age where their interactions with law enforcement have been very minimal," told the Charleston station on Monday. "They're not driving yet, they haven't been stopped for speeding, they don't have these type of interactions. This is putting in their minds. It's almost an indoctrination of distrust of police and we've got to put a stop to that.”

"Wando Principal Dr. Sherry Eppelsheimer released a statement saying a Request for Reconsideration of Instructional Materials has been received," the WTimes reports.

"I understand two of the selections/choices for this summer's reading list for English 1 College Prep classes are considered controversial by some members of our community. I appreciate their concern and input regarding this matter," Eppelsheimer wrote, according to the WTimes.

Read more.



Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Trump Rocks De Niro: "Wake Up Punchy"

By Rick Pearcey • June 13, 2018, 11:46 AM

BBC reports:

US President Donald Trump has lashed out at Hollywood actor Robert De Niro after the star denounced him with an expletive-laden speech at an awards ceremony.

De Niro, who has previously said he would like to punch the president, received a standing ovation for his verbal attack at the Tony Awards.

But in a tweet, Mr Trump described the actor as "a very Low IQ individual."

"I watched him . . . and truly believe he may be 'punch-drunk'," he said.

On Twitter, Trump also said:

I guess he doesn't realise the economy is the best it's ever been with employment being at an all time high, and many companies pouring back into our country. Wake up Punchy!

Read more Trump-De Niro at the BBC.



Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Read: Text of Trump-Kim Joint Statement

By Rick Pearcey • June 12, 2018, 04:44 PM

What follows is the full text of the joint statement signed by U.S. President Donald J. Trump and North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un at the Singapore Summit -- issued June 12, 2018:

President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) held a first, historic summit in Singapore on June 12, 2018.

President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un conducted a comprehensive, in-depth, and sincere exchange of opinions on the issues related to the establishment of new U.S.–DPRK relations and the building of a lasting and robust peace regime on the Korean Peninsula. President Trump committed to provide security guarantees to the DPRK, and Chairman Kim Jong Un reaffirmed his firm and unwavering commitment to complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.

Convinced that the establishment of new U.S.–DPRK relations will contribute to the peace and prosperity of the Korean Peninsula and of the world, and recognizing that mutual confidence building can promote the denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un state the following:

  1. The United States and the DPRK commit to establish new U.S.–DPRK relations in accordance with the desire of the peoples of the two countries for peace and prosperity.
  2. The United States and the DPRK will join their efforts to build a lasting and stable peace regime on the Korean Peninsula.
  3. Reaffirming the April 27, 2018 Panmunjom Declaration, the DPRK commits to work toward complete denuclearization of the Korean Peninsula.
  4. The United States and the DPRK commit to recovering POW/MIA remains, including the immediate repatriation of those already identified.

Having acknowledged that the U.S.–DPRK summit -- the first in history -- was an epochal event of great significance in overcoming decades of tensions and hostilities between the two countries and for the opening up of a new future, President Trump and Chairman Kim Jong Un commit to implement the stipulations in this joint statement fully and expeditiously. The United States and the DPRK commit to hold follow-on negotiations, led by the U.S. Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, and a relevant high-level DPRK official, at the earliest possible date, to implement the outcomes of the U.S.–DPRK summit.

President Donald J. Trump of the United States of America and Chairman Kim Jong Un of the State Affairs Commission of the Democratic People's Republic of Korea have committed to cooperate for the development of new U.S.–DPRK relations and for the promotion of peace, prosperity, and security of the Korean Peninsula and of the world.

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Monday, June 11, 2018

Weak: Twitter CEO Caves to Lib Backlash, Says Was Wrong to Eat at Chick-Fil-A

By Rick Pearcey • June 11, 2018, 10:08 AM

Peter Hasson reports at the Daily Caller:

Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey on Sunday expressed regret over eating at Chick-fil-A, because of the chicken company’s CEO's personal views on gay marriage.

Dorsey tweeted a screenshot from his phone that showed a purchase he had made at Chick-fil-A using a mobile application. After a liberal backlash, however, Dorsey apologized for eating at the popular fast food restaurant.

At issue was Chick-fil-A CEO Dan Cathy's 2012 support for defining marriage as between a man and a woman, which he described as "the biblical definition of a family."

Reactionary liberals aren't just in your bedrooms and bathrooms, but they're in your salad bowls and chicken sandwiches.

These fake lovers of tolerance are ready to hate and pounce upon any violation of their masters' code of ethics.

Slaves -- which apparently includes Twitter's CEO -- know how high to jump when the extremist whip is cracked.

But humans question and intelligence revolts.

Read More.

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The Revolt of Intelligence Against "Marriage Equality"
Paris: Thousands Rally Against "Family-Phobia" in France



Friday, June 8, 2018

56 Lawmakers Sign Letter Calling for Probe of Planned Parenthood Sex-Abuse Cover-Up

By Rick Pearcey • June 8, 2018, 04:05 PM

Virginia Kruta reports at the Daily Caller:

Fifty-six lawmakers have signed off on a letter, addressed to Health and Human Services Secretary Alex M. Azar II, calling for an investigation into Planned Parenthood over allegations that the abortion-provider has covered up evidence of child sex abuse.

According to the DC, the June 7 lawmakers' letter (following a report by Live Action) includes the following:

The [Live Action] report's findings suggest that abusers feel comfortable taking their victims to Planned Parenthood.

We are therefore requesting an investigation into Title X recipients, particularly Planned Parenthood, to determine how widespread this failure is and if there are other instances where Planned Parenthood failed in its duty to report suspected child abuse to local authorities and to HHS.

The DC concludes: "Live Action's report, along with a series of videos, allege[s] Planned Parenthood has been complicit in covering up such crimes by allowing abortions to be performed on girls as young as 12 without notifying authorities. Since 12 is below the age of consent in all 50 states, failure to report such an abortion is considered the failure to report a crime under Title X."

Read more.



Thursday, June 7, 2018

Sickey Mouse: Disney Hired Convicted Child Molester to Work on 2006 Kids Show

By Rick Pearcey • June 7, 2018, 12:31 PM

Doug Mainwaring reports at LifeSiteNews:

Disney is facing backlash after news resurfaced of it hiring in 2006 a man to work on a children's series who was convicted of sexual crimes against children two years previously. 

Brian Peck was found guilty in 2004 of lewd acts against a child as well as oral copulation with a child. The child was reportedly a Nickelodeon star.

While Peck pleaded "no contest" to these two charges, his original charges also included sodomy and attempted sodomy with a child, using a child for sex acts, and sexual penetration by foreign object with a child. . . .

"While the Disney brand is ostensibly built on child and family-oriented programming, parents and pro-family organizations have expressed outrage over the brand's promotion of the LGBT agenda as well as other politically correct viewpoints," LifeSite reports.

Read more.



Wednesday, June 6, 2018

I'm Black and Conservative -- Democrats Don't Own Me

By Rick Pearcey • June 6, 2018, 01:00 PM

Clemson University's Stone Washington writes at College Fix:

As a conservative black college student, I've had my fair share of arguments, accusation and insults. But I refuse to back down. Here's why.

I've learned from my father, Professor Ellis Washington, that we are free to choose our own path, one that can and should diverge from the Democrat Party -- the perceived norm for Black people.

My father taught me how the Left has a dark history of despising the combination of "Black" and "conservative," which shatters their warped paradigm of how all Blacks owe allegiance to the Democrat Party, envisioning themselves as the party that freed Blacks from slavery and condemned racism (they didn't, it was the Republicans).

"In a sense," Washington continues, "I have freed my mind from the invisible chains of servitude to a party I owe nothing to, yet a party that demands my allegiance."

Read more.



Tuesday, June 5, 2018

What Changed? Guns Then, America Now

By Rick Pearcey • June 5, 2018, 01:45 PM

Walter Williams writes at Frontpagemag.com:

I am part of a group of about 50 million Americans who are 65 years of age or older. Those who are 90 or older were in school during the 1930s. My age cohort was in school during the 1940s. Baby boomers approaching their 70s were in school during the 1950s and early '60s.

Try this question to any one of those 50 million Americans who are 65 or older: Do you recall any discussions about the need to hire armed guards to protect students and teachers against school shootings?

Do you remember school policemen patrolling the hallways? How many students were shot to death during the time you were in school? For me and those other Americans 65 or older, when we were in school, a conversation about hiring armed guards and having police patrol hallways would have been seen as lunacy. There was no reason.

What's the difference between yesteryear and today? The logic of the argument for those calling for stricter gun control laws, in the wake of recent school shootings, is that something has happened to guns. Guns have behaved more poorly and become evil. Guns themselves are the problem. The job for those of us who are 65 or older is to relay the fact that guns were more available and less controlled in years past, when there was far less mayhem.

Something else is the problem.

Read more.



Monday, June 4, 2018

Supreme Court Sides With Baker Who Refused to Make Homosex Wedding Cake

By Rick Pearcey • June 4, 2018, 12:17 PM

Over at Hannity.com, the staff posts:

The United States Supreme Court released a highly anticipated decision Monday morning, siding with a Colorado baker who refused to make a same-sex wedding cake.

In a surprise 7-2 decision, the court discounted an earlier ruling against the baker in a Colorado court, but refused to go so far as to decide the broader issue of whether American businesses have the basic right to refuse service to same-sex couples over religious beliefs.

"The Commission's hostility was inconsistent with the First Amendment's guarantee that our laws be applied in a manner that is neutral toward religion," wrote Justice Kennedy.

The decision went on to say the "broader issue must await further elaboration"

"The reason and motive for the baker's refusal were based on his sincere religious beliefs and convictions. The Court's precedents make clear that the baker, in his capacity as the owner of a business serving the public, might have his right to the free exercise of religion limited by generally applicable laws," wrote Kennedy, according to Hannity.com.

Go here to read the complete decision.



Friday, June 1, 2018

NFL Teams Sent Scantily Clad "Alternate Cheerleaders" to Mingle With Male Fans

By Rick Pearcey • June 1, 2018, 02:34 PM

Ryan Gaydos reports at Fox News:

NFL teams reportedly use "alternate cheerleaders" to mingle with fans in the seats or in luxury boxes while the actual performers are on the field during game days.

The Washington Redskins, Houston Texans, New England Patriots, New Orleans Saints and Baltimore Ravens are among the teams who use a separate cheerleading roster to serve as "scantily clad ambassadors" whose jobs are to mingle with male fans, the New York Times reported Thursday.

The Redskins, in particular, have come under fire over the last month for the way team officials have used the cheerleading squad in the past. Several Redskins cheerleaders told the Times in May that they felt they were being used as escorts during a photo shoot in Costa Rica.

Memo to NFL teams: If this report is accurate, you need to clean this up. Just like you need clean up those simple-minded (even if sincere by some) protests during the national anthem.

In both cases the NFL should be slime-free, showing respect for women and for the empowering, liberating, and humane ideals upon which the American body politic and ethos are founded.

Read more.



Thursday, May 31, 2018

Media-Celebrity Axis Targets Ivanka, Ignores Obama-Era Child Trafficking

By Rick Pearcey • May 31, 2018, 01:09 PM

Lloyd Billingsley writes at Frontpagemag.com:

"Even if the immigration law is executed with perfection, there will be parents separated from their children."

Could that be Steven Wagner, Acting Assistant Secretary Administration for Children and Families with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services? Or maybe it was hard-line ICE boss Thomas Homan? Or perhaps President of the United States Donald Trump at his Nashville rally?  

Actually, the speaker was Cecilia Muñoz, formerly of the National Council of La Raza and President Obama's pick for White House Director of Intergovernmental Affairs. Muñoz was interviewed in 2011 for the PBS "Frontline" film Lost in Detention, which contends that "more than one million immigrants have been deported since President Obama took office. Under his administration, deportations and detentions have reached record levels. The get-tough policy has brought complaints of abuse and harsh treatment, including charges that families have been unfairly separated after being caught in the nationwide dragnet."

Read more.

 



Wednesday, May 30, 2018

1st Female to Join British Infantry Quits After 2 Weeks -- Training Too Hard

By Rick Pearcey • May 30, 2018, 01:24 PM

Michael Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:

The first woman to join a British infantry regiment has quit, and after only two weeks of training, according to the Daily Mail.

The woman could not keep up with the male soldiers and she herself admitted that she had underestimated the physical rigors of the military training. 

The RAF infantry course was 18 weeks long and started in May. The regiment is comprised of 2,000 soldiers and is designed to protect British bases and airfields around the world.

"The ban on women in British combat units was lifted in 2016 after then-Prime Minister David Cameron, head of the Conservative Party, said 'it was essential that the make-up of the Armed Forces reflected society and he lifted the ban on women serving in combat units'," the Daily Mail reports, according to CNSNews.



Tuesday, May 29, 2018

MLK's Niece to Starbucks: Stop Supporting Planned Parenthood

By Rick Pearcey • May 29, 2018, 01:20 PM

Melanie Arter reports at CNSNews.com:

A coalition of pro-life leaders has reached out to Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson calling on him to stop donating to Planned Parenthood, the nation's largest abortion provider, pointing out that it was founded by "an outspoken racist" and is responsible for "the slaughter of minority children" through abortion.

A letter signed by Alveda King, the director of Civil Rights for the Unborn, ForAmerica President L. Brent Bozell, Richard Viguerie, chairman of ConservativeHQ.com, and many other pro-life leaders was sent to Starbucks on Monday -- the same day that Starbucks closes its stores for racial bias training.

What follows is a portion of the letter to Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson:

Dear Mr. Johnson:

Planned Parenthood Founder Margaret Sanger once said, "We do not want word to go out that we want to exterminate the Negro population."

In your April statement responding to the arrest of two African-American men sitting in one of your stores, you declared that Starbucks' "founding values are based on humanity and inclusion."

As men and women who fight for the value and dignity of every human life, we ask:

Where is the “humanity” and “inclusion” when your company matches employees’ donations to Planned Parenthood, whose founder Margaret Sanger was an outspoken racist with genocidal intentions?

This week, Starbucks is holding "racial-bias education" training for nearly 175,000 employees nationwide.

If you think this public relations fix means Starbucks is no longer complicit in racism, it's time to wake up and smell your own coffee. . . .

Read more from "MLK's Niece to Starbucks."

See the entire letter to Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson.



Friday, May 25, 2018

Soros-Linked Group: Trump Is "Racist" for Calling Vicious MS-13 Gang "Animals"

By Rick Pearcey • May 25, 2018, 02:57 PM

John Binder reports at Breitbart:

The left wing Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) -- linked to globalist billionaire George Soros -- says President Trump is "racist" and "dehumanizing" MS-13 gang members when he describes them as "animals."

In a tweet, for example, the SPLC states: "It is unacceptable for such racist, dehumanizing language to now be repeated 10 times on the White House website in a document that speaks for America."

This attack is pathetic and revealing, folks. And if you insist, I'll explain why.

In certain contexts, the word "animals" is one way, among other acceptable ways, to describe humans who -- as if animals -- tear other humans to shreds (the way animals do to other animals -- "nature, red in tooth and claw" comes to mind).

Among humans, to "tear to shreds" can mean to emotionally and physically rip asunder. Or in the poetry of the street, to fulfill the vicious MS-13 gang motto -- which translates: "Kill, Rape, Control." 

So wild man Trump is accurate in his civilized use of "animals." And poor old SPLC is either very stupid, very fanatical, or extremely dishonest. I suppose these three options need not be mutually exclusive.

Even more, poor ol' SPLC is out of touch. Not just out of touch with the English language, but also out of touch with the American people -- as is indicated in the news today by this: "Harvard/Harris Poll: Majority Agree MS-13 Are Animals."

You could say SPLC, in its effort to unfairly and unjustly tear Trump to shreds, is itself animalistic. At this point, SPLC could embrace its animal identity and affirm going full hyena at the moon.

Or repent. Repent of the false charge of racism, of the phony accusation of "dehumanizing," and of your own devil-awful misuse of the English language to, as it were, "Kill, Rape, Control."



Thursday, May 24, 2018

"Wear Tech": Feds to Spend Millions on Jewelry, Clothes That Monitor How Much You Drink

By Rick Pearcey • May 24, 2018, 01:36 PM

Elizabeth Harrington reports at the Free Beacon:

The National Institutes of Health is preparing to spend millions on research studies to develop jewelry and clothes that can monitor the alcohol intake of Americans.

The agency recently submitted two grant opportunities, asking for submissions from applicants to receive federal funding to develop "wearable alcohol biosensors."

"Rapid advances are being made in wearable technology, including clothing, jewelry and other devices with broadly diverse functions that meet medical or consumer needs," according to the funding opportunity. . . .

"It is envisioned that wearable alcohol monitors will serve useful purposes in research, clinical, and treatment settings, will play a role in public safety, and will be of interest to individuals interested in keeping track of personal health parameters," the agency states, according to Harrington. 

"Designs may emphasize any of these potential market subsets or may seek to be broadly marketable."

Ah, yes: "Broadly Marketable." No doubt the secret police from authoritarian regimes around the world are already standing in line. For if wearable technology exists to monitor drink, you can also expect to see "wear tech" able to monitor in real time a host of other behaviors.

If you're going to run a safe and secure plantation, education camp, or "forward-looking" regime, it's crucial to know how often and how much workers, slaves, underbosses, rebels, rejects, and rivals are drinking, sleeping, talking, and laboring -- not to mention planning escapes, coups, or Declarations of Independence.

Read more.



Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Big Tranny Gov't: Students Should Report Peers Who Call "Trans" Pupils by Factual, Biological Sex

By Rick Pearcey • May 23, 2018, 02:39 PM

Claire Chretien reports at LifeSiteNews:

It's "illegal" for children to call "transgender" classmates by their actual biological sex, according to one UK elementary school that asks its students to report peers who do so.

The school offers extensive guidelines on "being a trans-friendly school" and minimizing distinctions between boys and girls.

Students at Arbury Primary School are between the ages of four and 11, according to its website. It bills itself as having "a commitment to equality in respect of disability, ethnicity, culture, national origin, national status, gender, gender identity, religion, faith background or sexual identity. . ."

It is unfortunate that Arbury Primary School does not have a commitment to the facts of life, including the biological facts of male-female diversity.

This grooming of kids in avoiding reality and in reporting classmates who rightfully rebel -- as human beings -- against the tyranny of ideological passions alienated from space-time reality seems a great way to manufacture compliant humano-droids who will trust and obey whatever Big Education, Big Government, or even Big Islam (more here, here, and here), has in mind for them.

Don't think, just obey.

Do as you're told by extremist authorities who -- as if heading up a spiritualist cult -- really don't want biological science to distract you from their plans for your life. 

There's no way this grooming, this "education," could be a breeding ground for, let's say, fascism. Right?

But there's a bright side. Do your lessons well and one day you could be in charge of the Secret Police. The kingdoms of this world could be all yours.

Go here to read the entire report "UK Primary School: Students Should Reports Peers Who Call 'Trans' Pupils by Proper Sex."

See Also
Fascism Is Back
Campus Fascism on the March
Exposing the Myth: Nazism and Fascism Are "Phenomena of the Right"

Editor's Note: I'ved added the word "even" and four links to this post, so that it reads: "or even Big Islam (more here, here, and here), . . ."



Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Major Donor Pulls Funds From UMinn for Discriminating Against Ben Shapiro

By Rick Pearcey • May 22, 2018, 11:30 AM

Hank Berrien writes at Daily Wire:

After the shabby treatment the University of Minnesota doled out to Daily Wire Editor-in-Chief Ben Shapiro in February, relegating him to speaking off campus rather than on the main campus despite the fact that they had easily found space on campus for arch-leftist Senator Elizabeth Warren and home state leftist Senator Al Franken, a major donor to the university has pulled their funding and shifted to partnering with Young Americans for Freedom -- the chapter affiliate of Young America’s Foundation, which had sponsored Shapiro’s speech.

No college or university should be an education camp of one-sided indoctrination (or of any kind of teaching that is fearful of open inquiry) -- lest schools become seedbeds of inhumanity and fanaticism, as so many campuses are today.

Free minds and an honest education are essential to free living and free countries.

Read more.



Monday, May 21, 2018

James Woods Faults Democrats for School Insecurity

By Rick Pearcey • May 21, 2018, 04:41 PM

Cheryl Chumley writes at the Washington Times:

James Woods, one of the few conservatives in Hollywood, sent out a scathing tweet about Democrats and their blocking of common-sense measures that could secure our nation’s public schools from shooting attackers.

And he's dead-on in his assessment. Democrats, sadly -- horrifically, really -- seem to use the tragedies of dead children to further illogical gun control. Like how?

Like pressing for gun-free zones, for example.

It's not as if criminals will listen to law and lay down their weapons, right?

According to Chumley, "Woods puts it this way on Twitter: 'When fanatic Muslims started hijacking airplanes, we instituted rigid TSA restrictions. Result? No more hijackings in America. It's simple enough to institute security protocols that work for schools. Why won't #Democrats support it?'"

Chumley acknowledges that not "all on the left are purposely using child shootings for political gain. Some are truly and genuinely attempting to stop the madness, stop the killings."

However, she continues, "others are political operatives who care more about curbing Second Amendment rights than putting an end to school-based violence."

Chumley reminds all concerned: "Stripping gun rights from law-abiding citizens does nothing to end violence. It only emboldens the criminals -- only puts guns into the hands of those with evil intents in their hearts, and takes away a sure defense from their would-be victims."

Here's the real-world trajectory of gun control: It ends up weaponizing the bad guys and making the rest of us sitting ducks. No child in any school on earth ought to be a sitting duck.

"It's time to start looking at more common-sense solutions," Chumley recommends, as she notes challenges that attend the "prescription medicine field," "fatherless homes," "broken homes," and the "removal of God from all-things-public."

Regarding Chumley's fourth area of concern, it's crucial to realize that the Creator-endowed pre-political, pre-governmental right to life (see the Declaration) entails the unalienable human right to self-defense.

Protecting life -- including self-defense -- truly is foundational to who we are -- to who all human beings are.

Every human being ("red and yellow, black and white") is "created equal" and "endowed" by a verifiable and knowable Creator -- and is empowered by publicly actionable information (we're talking about space-time data and principles, not privatized so-called "religion") concerning "certain unalienable rights" -- so as to make it a violation on the highest order when any individual, group, or government infringes upon who we are by suppressing our intrinsic human right to protect ourselves, our families, our friends, and our communities.

Human dignity demands human self-defense. No student "endowed by their Creator" should ever be a sitting duck.

Our greatest defense is remembering who we are.

Our greatest liberation is acting upon that information.

And our greatest schools ought to be making that wisdom as clear as day for all to see.



Friday, May 18, 2018

CNN's Ana Navarro Called Donald Trump an "Animal"

By Rick Pearcey • May 18, 2018, 03:35 PM

John Nolte writes at Breitbart:

Earlier this week, President Donald Trump described the brutal Mexican gang MS-13 as "animals," and our esteemed establishment media immediately shifted into sputtering outrage mode.

But when CNN's Ana Navarro publicly described Trump as an "animal," she faced no professional consequences whatsoever. Quite the opposite, in fact.

Read more.



Thursday, May 17, 2018

Pelosi Echoes Dishonest "News" That Trump Called Illegal Immigrants "Animals"

By Rick Pearcey • May 17, 2018, 02:51 PM

Andrew Kugle reports at FreeBeacon:

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) on Thursday denounced Donald Trump for calling illegal immigrants "animals," without clarifying that the president was only referring to members of the transnational drug gang MS-13. [emphasis added]

"When the president of the United States says about undocumented immigrants, 'These aren't people; these are animals,' you have to wonder: does he not believe in the spark of divinity, the dignity and worth of every person?" Pelosi said at her weekly press conference.

Trump's remark came in response to a comment from Fresno County Sheriff Margaret Mims about MS-13.

He said the following: "We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in. We're stopping a lot of them, but we're taking people out of the country. You wouldn't believe how bad these people are. These aren't people. These are animals, and we're taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that's never happened before."

"Numerous media outlets falsely reported that Trump was referring to all migrants coming into the United States," Kugle writes.

"The New York Times characterized Trump's remarks as him having 'lashed out at undocumented immigrants during a White House meeting,' tweeting out the text of his remarks without the previous MS-13 statement for context," Kugle reports.

Here is video of the give and take between Sheriff Mims and President Trump.

Speaking of animals, it may be that our pet cats and dogs can do a more honest job of reporting than some of the animals that soil the formerly mainstream media.



Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Ratings Crisis: CNN Suffers Viewership Collapse of Nearly 30%

By Rick Pearcey • May 16, 2018, 12:35 PM

John Nolte writes at Breitbart:

With week two of May 2018 now in the books, we find that CNN's ratings have collapsed even further, close to -30 percent in total viewers and an astonishing -35 percent in demo viewers. . . .

Compared to this same week last year, Fox News increased its total viewers in primetime and total day by +6 and +3 percent, respectively. While MSNBC did see a ratings drop, it was able to keep that drop in the single digits: -9 percent in total day and in primetime.

CNN's viewership drop, however, is jaw-dropping, especially when you recall just how big the news was last week.

Read more.



Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Michael Avenatti, the Deep State Tool

By Rick Pearcey • May 15, 2018, 11:50 AM

Mathew Vadum writes at Frontpagemag.com:

Trump antagonist and left-wing character assassin Michael Avenatti, whom Tucker Carlson has taken to calling "that creepy porn lawyer," is threating to sue journalists for a conservative-leaning media outlet for defamation for daring to report on the attorney's highly questionable ethics and business dealings.

Avenatti's uncharacteristic loss of self-control could indicate that the attorney is beginning to realize his vexatious lawsuit against President Trump to free plastic surgery-addicted X-rated film star Stormy Daniels to talk about the alleged affair she had with Trump -- that she has already talked about at length over and over and over -- is about to collapse.

"The media-savvy attorney who has become a household name across America has to know he has close to zero chance of succeeding in his own defamation lawsuit because he is now a hugely famous public figure who no longer enjoys the same civil law protections he enjoyed when he was relatively unknownm," Vadum continues.

"Or all of this could be an act, a kind of political theater aimed at an ulterior objective such as continuing to generate adverse publicity for President Trump to distract from his many impressive policy achievements," Vadum writes.

However that may be, according to Vadum, "The evidence continues to accumulate that Avenatti's relentless assault on President Trump and his personal lawyer Michael Cohen is part of the Barack Obama-led anti-democratic insurgency to oust the duly elected 45th president of the United States from the White House."

Read more.



Monday, May 14, 2018

Deceptive Florida School District Shuts Down Information After Stoneman Douglas Shooting

By Rick Pearcey • May 14, 2018, 11:38 AM

David Fleshler reports at the South Florida Sun-Sentinel:

The Broward school district's repeated, emphatic -- and it turns out, false -- statements that Nikolas Cruz had not been in a controversial disciplinary program fit a pattern of an institution on the defensive and under siege.

Facing significant legal and political exposure over the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, the district has tried to keep information from the public and put out untrue and misleading statements, frustrating parents who say this is the time for maximum transparency. [italics added]

The district is fighting in court against the release of school surveillance video. It flatly refused to issue any records regarding the shooting to the news media, in a possible violation of the state's open-records law.

"Superintendent Robert Runcie has blocked critics, including parents, from his Twitter account," Fleshler continues.

"More than two months after the shooting, a Broward Sheriff's detective told a state commission on school safety that he was still waiting for the district to provide all of Cruz's disciplinary records."

Read more.



Friday, May 11, 2018

Venezuela's Dictator Proclaims 1.5 Million Bolivars "Mother's Day" Bonus!

By Rick Pearcey • May 11, 2018, 12:54 PM

Which amounts to $2.15 U.S. Frances Martel reports at Breitbart:

Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro announced on Wednesday that Venezuelan mothers will receive a 1.5 million bolívar deposit in their bank accounts, a "bonus" to celebrate Mother's Day in the socialist Latin American country.

According to currency exchange rates monitored by the website DolarToday -- which values the bolívar based on real market value, not government estimates -- the bonus will put $2.15 in the pockets of Venezuelan mothers.

"We will give Venezuelan mothers a 1.5 million bolívar bonus as a gift for all the mothers and grandmothers of Venezuela, that is why we will win," Maduro announced during a campaign rally on Wednesday for a presidential election he scheduled for May 20 in which he is competing against two socialists; non-socialist contenders were banned from the ballot.

Read more.



Thursday, May 10, 2018

Obama Legacy Deserves to Be Destroyed

By Rick Pearcey • May 10, 2018, 01:18 PM

David Harsanyi writes at the Federalist:

It's strange that a president who had such a transformative effect on our national discourse will leave such a negligible policy legacy. But Barack Obama, whose imperial term changed the way Americans interact and in some ways paved the way for the Trump presidency, is now watching his much-celebrated and mythologized two-term legacy be systematically demolished. This, in many ways, tells us that American governance still works.

When Donald Trump announced that the United States would withdraw from the Iran deal, he could do so without much difficulty because the agreement hinged on presidential fiat rather than national consensus. But Obama's appeasement of Iran was only one in a string of unilateral norm-busting projects that deserve to be dismantled.

Read more.



Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Border Deployment Leads to Arrest of 1,600 More Illegals

By Rick Pearcey • May 9, 2018, 12:57 PM

Anna Giaritelli reports at the Washington Examiner:

U.S. Customs and Border Protection [CPB] officers have apprehended an additional 1,600 people attempting to illegally enter the country from Mexico since April 15 as a result of the deployment of National Guard troops to the southwest border, CBP and defense officials said Wednesday.

National Guard officials overseeing the border state deployments said troops helping monitor the international boundary have freed up more border agents to physically guard the border. The result has led to a surge in the amount of criminal activity agents have stopped. . . .

"As of Wednesday, 775 troops have been deployed and are on the ground providing 'direct support on the ground' in seven sectors assisting law enforcement officers," Giaritelli continues.

"Troops are providing support from the air, surveillance back-up, and assistance with infrastructure projects like vegetation clearing and road maintenance, not including to the border wall construction," Giaritelli reports.

"Another task is to specifically free up agents to leave their desks and get back out to the field," according to Giaritelli.

"The troops monitoring remote video surveillance systems have then been able to report sightings to a greater field of agents and thus, the number of apprehensions has increased, officials said," according to Giaritelli.

Read more.



Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Nancy Pelosi Calls Ad Saying She'll Raise Taxes "Accurate" -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • May 8, 2018, 11:50 AM

The National Republican Campaign Commitee (NRCC) "released the ad Monday, and its Communications Director Matt Gorman said he loved having Pelosi as the leader of the House Democrats," Paul Crookston reports at the Free Beacon.

"Every day I wake up, I thank my lucky stars that Nancy Pelosi is leading House Democrats," Gorman said, according to the Free Beacon. "The NRCC is absolutely thrilled she announced her intention to reclaim the Speaker's gavel next year."

Read the entire Beacon news report here.



Monday, May 7, 2018

Gun-Free Britain: 4 Shootings in 48 Hours in Sadiq Khan's London

By Rick Pearcey • May 7, 2018, 08:59 AM

Jack Montgomery writes at Breitbart:

Four people have been shot over a 48-hour period in Sadiq Khan's London, leaving a teenager dead and a 13-year-old and a 15-year-old with head injuries. . . .

The shootings came as establishment politicians and commentators were working themselves into a lather over comments by U.S. President Donald Trump concerning the level of violence in London, delivered at a conference of the National Rifle Association (NRA), which defends and promotes Americans' constitutional right to keep and bear arms.

Surgeons at a London hospital which President Trump compared to a "war zone" admitted he was right about knife crime in the British capital, but argued that guns were "no solution" to the problem, and that gunshot wounds were more difficult to repair than knife wounds.

"The doctors appeared not to understand that President Trump was not advocating for criminals using knives to be given guns instead, but for law-abiding citizens to be allowed to own arms for self-defence," Montgomery observes.

"In any event," Montgomery concludes, "the wave of shootings over the past weekend, viewed alongside statistics showing gun crime in London rose by an astonishing 42 per cent from 2015/16 to 2016/17, would appear to suggest that limiting legal access to firearms for ordinary citizens does not deter criminals from using them.



Friday, May 4, 2018

Reporters vs. Marines: The Paintball Challenge -- Video

By Rick Pearcey • May 4, 2018, 09:44 AM

Daily Caller Combat Entertainment Correspondent Ford Springer reports from the Front Lines:

A group of Washington D.C.-based reporters ventured out to Marine Corps Base Quantico last week to take part in a tournament to support Navy-Marine Corps Relief Society Quantico Fund Drive and get a taste of combat from those who have actually experienced it.

Read more about "Team Fake News" vs. "Team Death & Taxes."

Watch the action here.



Thursday, May 3, 2018

Video: Fanatic Gender Propaganda in Kindergarten

By Rick Pearcey • May 3, 2018, 03:29 PM

At Frontpagemag.com:

Below is Sean Fitzgerald's new video exposing gender ideology indoctrination in America's public schools, including at the youngest grade levels

Fitzgerald sheds light on the increasingly radical nature of such programing, as well as how parental consent rights are being eradicated from the public school system.

The video was produced in conjunction with the David Horowitz Freedom Center's Stop K-12 Indoctrination campaign.

Watch "Gender Propaganda in Kindergarten."

For more information to protect your children and your society from transgen fanaticism and its inhumane, alienating ethos, please see "Transgender, Transreality" -- which is chapter 6 of Nancy Pearcey's new book LOVE THY BODY.



Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Extremist Liberals Will Use Your Kids' Schools to Eliminate the 2nd Amendment

By Rick Pearcey • May 2, 2018, 03:23 PM

Warner Todd Huston writes at Constitution.com:

If you love the U.S. Constitution, your politics are center right. But you WILL be the last generation to live under the law of the land because you are sitting idly by and allowing people who hate America to teach your children that the Constitution needs to be destroyed.

This is no hyperbole.

Three separate incidents have occurred this week that more or less proves that our schools have now thrown away any pretense to being "teachers" of our children and have become little else but liberal indoctrinators.

"On the tail of two months of teachers and school administrators all across the country and in every state sponsoring student walkouts to attack our Second Amendment," Huston continues, "we also see these same people working to put an end to the First Amendment. Kids are learning how to hate the U.S.A. and you are paying for this with your taxes, folks."

Read more.



Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Sanctuary Cities Protect Crooked Employers and Human Traffickers

By Rick Pearcey • May 1, 2018, 11:32 AM

Michael Cutler writes at Frontpagemag.com:

We have all heard the bogus claim that "Sanctuary Cities" and "Sanctuary States" protect the "immigrants" from ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) agents and that the mayors of sanctuary cities are being compassionate.

There is no compassion to be found in exploitation.

In reality, politicians who create and support sanctuary policies are every bit as disgusting and exploitative of illegal aliens as are human traffickers and unscrupulous employers who intentionally hire illegal aliens and benefit by sanctuary policies and, indeed those human traffickers and employers of illegal aliens are being provided with "sanctuary" and are being shielded from detection by ICE.

Mayors and governors of "sanctuary" jurisdictions are actually "partners in crime" with human traffickers and exploitive employers.

Read more.



Monday, April 30, 2018

5 Habits That Can Add More Than a Decade to Your Life

By Rick Pearcey • April 30, 2018, 03:18 PM

Ian Sample reports at the Guardian:

People who stick to five healthy habits in adulthood can add more than a decade to their lives, according to a major study into the impact behaviour has on lifespan.

Researchers at Harvard University used lifestyle questionnaires and medical records from 123,000 volunteers to understand how much longer people lived if they followed a healthy diet, controlled their weight, took regular exercise, drank in moderation and did not smoke.

When the scientists calculated average life expectancy, they noticed a dramatic effect from the healthy habits. Compared with people who adopted none of them, men and women who adhered to all five saw their life expectancy at 50 rise from 26 to 38 years and 29 to 43 years respectively, or an extra 12 years for men and 14 for women.

"When we embarked on this study, I thought, of course, that people who adopted these habits would live longer. But the surprising thing was how huge the effect was," says study co-author Meir Stampfer of Harvard, according to the Guardian.

Read more.