So Stupid It's Funny: Republicans "Only Interested in Retaining White Power in This Country" -- Joy Behar
I thought you might enjoy a little Friday levity as we jump into the weekend.
Here's the report from Breitbart. Enjoy!
I thought you might enjoy a little Friday levity as we jump into the weekend.
Here's the report from Breitbart. Enjoy!
Watch the testimony here.
WND is reporting that "Antifa Professor" Mike Isaacson, "who worked in the economics department at the Manhattan college of the City University of New York" (CUNY), is the founder of the group that harassed Ted Cruz and his wife, Heidi, out of Washington, D.C., restaurant.
In this video, we see "Mike Isaacson vs. Tucker Carlson" -- a segment from the Carlson show broadcast Sept. 14, 2017 on the Fox News channel.
At the time, Isaacson was employed by John Jay College. After tweeting "off the pigs" and "dead cops are good," Isaacson was placed on administrative leave and then terminated by John Jay College, according to PJMedia.
Molly Prince reports at Daily Caller:
The Washington, D.C. chapter of Antifa sent a message to Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz early Tuesday morning after chasing him out of a restaurant, telling the Texas senator that he is "not safe."
Cruz was dining with his wife, Heidi, on Monday night when a large crowd of protesters flooded the restaurant shouting "we believe survivors," referring to allegations of sexual misconduct against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, a nominee to the Supreme Court who Cruz supports. Cruz and his wife promptly left the restaurant.
Watch video of fascistic Antifa with the description "Antifa Losers Ambush Senator Ted Cruz and His Wife."
Fascism Is Back
Michael W. Chapman reports at CNSNews.com:
Only 19% of Americans approve of the job Congress is doing this September, which is up from 17% in August, but within the 15%-20% range of approval for the year so far, according to a new survey. . . .
"Congressional approval has averaged 30% since Gallup began measuring it in 1974," said the polling firm. "The current 19% approval among Americans is well below that average, but similar to Americans' sentiments through most of the period since January of last year."
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."
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.
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.
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."
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."
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.
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.
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."
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":
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.
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.
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!"
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."
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.
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!"
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.
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.