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Secret Service might not buy spin for Missouri Dem’s Trump assassination ‘hope’

Michelle Malkin - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 17:02

**Written by Doug Powers

Democrat Missouri State Senator Maria Chappelle-Nadal caught the attention of the Secret Service this week:

The US Secret Service is investigating comments made online by a Missouri state lawmaker who reportedly said she hoped President Donald Trump would be assassinated.

Democratic State Sen. Maria Chappelle-Nadal’s comment has since been deleted — but it did not go unnoticed.
“The St. Louis Field Office of the Secret Service is looking into the comments,” Secret Service spokesperson Cathy Milhoan said in a statement to CNN. “The Secret Service investigates all threats against the President, Vice President, and other protectees, whether they be direct, implied or comments in passing.

According to the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, Chappelle-Nadal’s comment said: “I hope Trump is assassinated!”

The Facebook post was deleted, but Chappelle-Nadal’s being otherwise unapologetic and is refusing calls to resign. The Missouri Democrat has also promoted a petition as a show of support for her “frustration” with Trump, along with one hell of an attempted explanation of the difference between what she said, and what would constitute an actual threat. Get a load of that last sentence:

“She said kill him but not kill him kill him!”

Odds the Secret Service will buy that explanation: LOW.

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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THIS. Is CNN: Wolf Blitzer ponders link between Barcelona and Charlottesville

Michelle Malkin - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 21:37

**Written by Doug Powers

Here’s a quick refresher about terrorists using vehicles in Europe to attack pedestrians:

Paris, 9 August 2017: A man rammed a BMW into a group of soldiers, injuring six.

London, 3 June 2017: Eight people died when three jihadists drove a van into pedestrians on London Bridge and then stabbed passers-by. A man was killed later in June in a van attack on Muslims in Finsbury Park.

Stockholm, Sweden, 7 April 2017: Uzbek Rakhmat Akilov killed four people when he drove a lorry into a department store.

London, 22 March 2017: Four people died when a car rammed into pedestrians on Westminster Bridge, and the driver then stabbed to death a policeman.

Berlin, Germany, 19 December 2016: Tunisian Anis Amri ploughed a truck into a Christmas market at Breitscheidplatz, killing 12 people.

Nice, France, 14 July 2016: Tunisian Mohamed Lahouaiej-Bouhlel drove a truck into crowds on the Promenade des Anglais, killing 86 people on Bastille Day.

France, December 2014: A van was driven into a Christmas market in Nantes and a car rammed pedestrians in Dijon, leaving more than 20 wounded.

Add to that Barcelona Thursday:

At least 13 people are dead and more than 100 were injured after a van slammed into pedestrians in a busy tourist section of Barcelona, Spain, this afternoon.

The attack took place near Catalunya Square in Barcelona’s Las Ramblas district. Two individuals have been detained, police said. One person is a Spanish national from Melilla and the other is from Morocco.

Neither of those detained were the driver of the van, police said.

ISIS has claimed responsibility for the attack via its Amaq agency, according to the SITE Intelligence Group.

After all that, CNN’s Wolf Blitzer wondered if the terrorist driving the van that ran over pedestrians in Barcelona might have been motivated by several similar ISIS attacks in Europe Charlottesville:

CNN national security correspondent Jim Sciutto said the “shared tactics” of the attackers in both instances was “alarming.”

“In light of the uproar of the last several days, five days apart you have a white supremacist in Charlottesville use a vehicle to kill, and here you have attackers at least following the modus operandi of terrorists using vehicles apparently to kill as well, and those shared tactics that should be alarming,” Sciutto said.

“There will be questions about copycats,” Blitzer said. “There will be questions if what happened in Barcelona was at all a copycat version of what happened in Charlottesville, Virginia. Even though there may be different characters, different political ambitions, they used the same killing device: a vehicle going at high speed into a group, a large group of pedestrians.”

The lib media’s already helped push the talking point that Trump’s responsible for Charlottesville, meaning Blitzer’s in the running for the Lefty Narrative Salesman of the Week award for putting forth the possibility that maybe — just maybe — Trump’s responsible for an ISIS-inspired attack in Spain.


Before today:

After today:


I got these reples on Twitter that frame the MSM’s hackery nicely:

An honest journalist would wonder if #Charlottesville was inspired by multiple radical Islamic vehicle-into-crowd attacks in prior years https://t.co/aLloncE6PR

— Angus T. Kirk (@angusparvo) August 18, 2017

Did Wolf Blitzer contemplate link btwn Bernie Sanders telling his followers GOP trying to kill their children & attempted mass assassination

— Common Sense (@Paine_1776) August 18, 2017

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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Lib journos storm beaches of idiocy

Michelle Malkin - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 09:58

**Written by Doug Powers

Just seven months into the Trump presidency and the liberal media have already reached the summit of Mt. Lunacy:

Journalists and major liberal news outlets have compared violent American flag-burning protesters to soldiers storming the beaches of Normandy — all while downplaying the leftists’ violence.

The protesters, known as antifa (short for anti-fascist), often advocate for communism and have been deemed a domestic terrorist movement by New Jersey. Persons associated with the movement have previously stabbed a police horse and beat people with bike locks.

The work to mainstream the violent leftists came as a response to President Trump saying that “both sides” were responsible for violence at a white nationalist rally over the weekend in Charlottesville, Va.

If there’s a dumber and more forced talking point circulating I have yet to see it:

I haven’t noticed the media clamoring to interview D-Day veterans to get their opinion of the comparison. Now why would that be?

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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Headline from the future: Berkeley’s ‘Free Speech Year’ Canceled After 1/2 Day

Michelle Malkin - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 18:21

**Written by Doug Powers

I’m guessing we could be about to experience a really short “year” in Berkeley:

Carol T. Christ, UC Berkeley’s 11th chancellor and the first woman to lead the nation’s top public research university, unveiled plans Tuesday for a “Free Speech Year” as right-wing speakers prepare to come to campus.

Christ said the campus would hold “point-counterpoint” panels to demonstrate how to exchange opposing views in a respectful manner. Other events will explore constitutional questions, the history of Berkeley’s free speech movement and how that movement inspired acclaimed chef Alice Waters to create her Chez Panisse restaurant.

And if Berkeley’s new chancellor keeps talking like this she’s going to get chased out of town faster than Ann Coulter disguised as Milo Yiannopoulos reading aloud from a David Horowitz book:

She drew loud applause when she asserted that the best response to hate speech is “more speech” rather than trying to shut down others, and when she said that shielding students from uncomfortable views would not serve them well.

“You have the right to expect the university to keep you physically safe, but we would be providing you less of an education, preparing you less well for the world after you graduate, if we tried to protect you from ideas that you may find wrong, even noxious,” she said.

The No Vacancy signs might soon be lighting up outside campus safe spaces everywhere (not to mention a “vacancy” sign outside the chancellor’s office).

**Written by Doug Powers

Twitter @ThePowersThatBe

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Where is corporate disavowal of Black Lives Matter?

Michelle Malkin - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 09:37

Where is corporate disavowal of Black Lives Matter?
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2017

Liberal business executives are leaping like lemmings from President Donald Trump’s manufacturing advisory council. Good riddance.

These silly string-spined CEOs have sided with social justice agitators, Beltway media enablers and Democratic resistance knuckleheads who believe Trump was wrong to condemn violence and hatred on all sides of the political spectrum. Never mind that of the four people arrested after the violent outbreak in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend, two were identified with the white nationalist movement and the other two were left-wing “antifa” counterprotesters.

One of those radical leftists is the man identified as having reportedly punched a female reporter for the D.C.-based newspaper, The Hill. But since that doesn’t fit the national media narrative of journalists allegedly being victimized by right-wing incitements to violence, mum’s the word from corporate media executives and the rest of the preening CEOs.

Merck CEO Kenneth C. Frazier claimed he stepped down from the Trump business panel because he felt “a responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism.” But Frazier, who served on President Obama’s Export Council, felt no equivalent responsibility to take a stand against intolerance and extremism when the White House invited leaders from the violence-inciting Black Lives Matter movement for a forum on policing in July 2016.

The invitation was a grievous affront to law enforcement officers and their families across the country outraged at the deadly ambushes committed against cops in Dallas and Baton Rouge that summer, along with several other forgotten cop-killings fueled by BLM-linked hate and vengeance. Who remembers the slaying of Kentucky state trooper Joseph Ponder by BLM marcher and “Hands up, don’t shoot” slogan-spreader Joseph Thomas Johnson-Shanks in September 2015? At least 11 police have been shot dead and at least nine more wounded by BLM protesters, activists and/or supporters to date.

One of the surviving policemen in the Baton Rouge massacre filed suit last month against BLM and laid out the case against its leaders, who “not only, incited the violence against police in retaliation for the death of black men shot by police, but also did nothing to dissuade the ongoing violence and injury to police. In fact, they justified the violence as necessary to the movement and war.”

The permanently disabled cop’s lawsuit recounts escalating riots, arson and plundering after the police-involved deaths of Michael Brown and Freddie Gray in Ferguson, Missouri, through the ambushes in Dallas and Baton Rouge, and leading up to the Obama administration’s embrace of BLM’s leaders. After the meeting, BLM leader DeRay McKesson responded to questions about his movement’s culpability for inciting violence by asserting that his “people take to the streets as a last resort. … So when I think about anything that happens when people are in the street, I always start by saying, ‘People should not have had to have been there in the first place.'”

As the lawyers for the Baton Rouge cop, who must remain anonymous to protect his family, properly concluded: “These statements were a ratification and justification of the violence.”

But instead of recriminations, the militants of BLM enjoy continued praise and coddling from corporate America. Tech execs from Netflix, YouTube and Google all donated to McKesson’s failed mayoral bid in Baltimore. Business execs have been coughing up untold hundreds of millions of dollars to BLM and related causes, funneled through left-wing nonprofits such as the Ford Foundation and Borealis Philanthropy.

On Tuesday, Walmart executive Doug McMillon wagged his finger at Trump, urging “elected officials to do their part to promote a more just, tolerant and diverse society.”

This from the head of a retail giant that only recently stopped selling racially divisive, anti-cop taunting, violence-glamorizing T-shirts that bragged: “Bulletproof: Black Lives Matter.”

And the disavowal double standards beat goes on.

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CBS touts Iceland’s leap forward in medical progress: Abortion

Michelle Malkin - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 12:57

**Written by Doug Powers

Ok, I realize this will be the second time I’ve singled out CBS News in the past day, but they’re asking for it as if they’re standing outside the Dan Rather entrance to journalism school with hands in pockets and lunch money taped to their foreheads. Check out this effort to frame abortion as some sort of advancement in the field of medicine:

We’re talking about human beings and they use the term “eradicate” like what’s being dealt with is smallpox or malaria:

With the rise of prenatal screening tests across Europe and the United States, the number of babies born with Down syndrome has significantly decreased, but few countries have come as close to eradicating Down syndrome births as Iceland.

Since prenatal screening tests were introduced in Iceland in the early 2000s, the vast majority of women — close to 100 percent — who received a positive test for Down syndrome terminated their pregnancy.

My wife and I have friends who have a son with Down syndrome and he’s a great kid, so I find the term “eradicating” to be nauseatingly chilling in the worst Orwellian sense. And do the proponents of this see where it could lead? What other undesirable traits, disorders or potential inconveniences to the living could be detected and eliminated? The slippery slope is hardest to see when you’re happy dancing at the top of it.

Important point from actress Patricia Heaton:

Yep. Also, the screening test isn’t anywhere near 100 percent accurate:

When Thordis Ingadottir was pregnant with her third child at the age of 40, she took the screening test. The results showed her chances of having a child with Down syndrome were very slim, odds of 1 in 1,600. However, the screening test is only 85 percent accurate. That year, 2009, three babies were born with Down syndrome in Iceland, including Ingadottir’s daughter Agusta, who is now 7.

CBS pointed out that example of a false “negative” in detection, but not mentioned is the rate of false positives, which leads into to this collateral damage-covering caveat from a hospital counselor in Iceland:

Olafsdottir responded, “We don’t look at abortion as a murder. We look at it as a thing that we ended. We ended a possible life that may have had a huge complication… preventing suffering for the child and for the family. And I think that is more right than seeing it as a murder — that’s so black and white. Life isn’t black and white. Life is grey.”

May have had…”

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Confirmed: Iran president really misses previous administration

Michelle Malkin - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 10:44

**Written by Doug Powers

Somebody better tell this guy that Hillary lost and saber rattling won’t trigger the airlifting of another “pallet of cash”:

Iran’s president issued a direct threat to the West on Tuesday, claiming his country is capable of revitalizing its nuclear program within hours and quickly bringing it to even more advanced levels than when Iran reached a deal with world powers that limited its ability to produce nuclear weapons.

Hassan Rouhani’s remarks to lawmakers follow the Iranian parliament’s move earlier this week to increase spending on the country’s ballistic missile program and the foreign operations of its paramilitary Revolutionary Guard.
If Washington continues with “threats and sanctions” against Iran, Rouhani said in parliament on Tuesday, Tehran could easily restart the nuclear program.

Somebody really misses the Obama administration:

“In an hour and a day, Iran could return to a more advanced (nuclear) level than at the beginning of the negotiations” that preceded the 2015 deal, Rouhani said. He did not elaborate.

That’s just impossible, because the Obama White House said so last year:

Unpublished disclaimer: *Unless Iran decides it won’t prevent that from happening.

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CBS News dials hackery up to eleven in ‘extremist attacks’ comparison

Michelle Malkin - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 22:59

**Written by Doug Powers

CBS News did yeoman’s work again for Democrat talking points Monday morning with this report:

Talking to Attorney General Jeff Sessions about the racist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, O’Donnell contorted: “This is believed to be the largest white supremacist demonstration in over a decade. We went and looked at the data. And in fact, between 2001 and 2016 there were nearly three times as many fatal attacks by right wing extremists than Islamic extremists in the U.S.”

“Between 2001 and 2016” — well, not all of 2001. Check out the start date for the data collection:

Well, nothing else happened previous to Sept. 12 so might as well not waste the viewers’ time.

Here’s a clip:

More details from Daily Caller. Make sure you’re sitting down:

A total of 62 incidents of right wing violence made the tally, 48 of which involved one death. This is likely due to the inclusion of a number of gang related murders, some of which occurred among prison gang members. The list of incidents designated as right wing extremism include the murder of multiple pedophiles and the murder of man by his step son who was trying to gain “street cred.”

The list of Islamic extremist incidents also includes a number of acts that resulted in only one death, but those events are offset by a number of high fatality incidents like the Orlando night club shooting, which killed 49 people, and the shooting at Ft. Hood that killed 13.

Here’s the trick they played:

Also, note that O’Donnell refers only to the number of incidents — not how lethal they were.

Why is that? Because Norah O’Donnell is trying to avoid having to say this: Since 9/11, Islamic terrorists have killed CONSIDERABLY MORE than “right wing” terrorists.

And even though the number of attacks and not the number of casualties was the measuring stick, CBS knew that including 9/11 as a single attack on par with a gang-related prison murder would look monumentally stupid. So, “start it on 9/12” it is!

Never change, mainstream media — Trump’s re-election campaign is counting on it.

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Michael Moore heralds ‘last days of white rule’ ironically (open thread)

Michelle Malkin - Sun, 08/13/2017 - 11:24

**Written by Doug Powers

This open thread he hereby convened. Just a couple things to get the ball rolling…

Yesterday in Charlottesville, Va. there was an ugly scene that culminated in many injuries and one fatality. Also, two police officers were killed in a helicopter crash nearby — terrible:

The ramming of a car Saturday afternoon into a crowd protesting a white nationalist rally in Virginia, leaving one dead and several injured at the scene, has left many lawmakers and ordinary Americans shocked, angry and upset.

And there were two other fatalities related to the rally: A Virginia State Police helicopter crashed into woods nearby, killing two officers. Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke M.M. Bates died at the scene, said the state police.

Heading into Sunday, law enforcement officials hope to gain a better idea of the suspect’s motives and his background, while relatives of the injured pray for their loved ones.

Below, a primer to the deadly incident and the details we know so far:

The chaos kicked off when a group of white nationalists — including neo-Nazis, skinheads, and Ku Klux Klan members — descended upon Charlottesville for the Unite the Right rally. The gathering was spurred on by the city’s plans to remove a Confederate statue from a local park. The white nationalists were met with hundreds of counterprotesters, which led to street brawls and violent clashes. That, in turn, prompted Gov. Terry McAuliffe to declare a state of emergency.
As the counterprotesters were marching along a downtown street, a silver Dodge Challenger suddenly came barreling through the crowd. The impact tossed people into the air, and left a 32-year-old woman dead. She has not yet been officially identified.

Because there can apparently never be enough fuel on such a fire, Michael Moore ushered in the news this way:

Nothing heralds the arrival of the “end of white rule” better than a white guy who won’t stop trying to tell people what to think about everything. Also, does “last days of white rule” seem like an odd thing to say after eight years of an Obama presidency while Eric Holder and Loretta Lynch were the nation’s top cops the whole time? But at least Moore did his best to put an end to “white rule” in last year’s electio — wait, never mind:

You can see how Moore moved closer to his goal of removing white people from the power loop by evolving from endorsing a white male to getting more woke and backing the wife of the country’s first “first black president.” Baby steps.

Speaking of identity politics, Michelle had this to say yesterday during another media feeding frenzy:

And of course CNN’s Jim Acosta was doing his “journalism” thing.


Rob Reiner helped prove yesterday that there’s no projection like progressive projection:

Well then it’s a good thing the Left never plays the identity politics game!


Members of Team Clinton are still relitigating the 2016 election. This from the Hillary campaign’s former spokesman:

In August '16, Clinton devoted an entire speech to warning how Trump was emboldening hate groups and white supremacists pic.twitter.com/3Qa1Ad8TtA

— Brian Fallon (@brianefallon) August 12, 2017

Walked right into this one:

And yet she's still less popular than Trump. Just to give you an idea of how awful she is. https://t.co/uiV1vJCydW

— neontaster (@neontaster) August 13, 2017

Fact check: TRUE.


In semi-related news, Kim Jong-un has threatened to attack Guam & Hawaii, and The Resistance is very concerned… about how Trump’s responding on Twitter:

Can a president be suspended from Twitter for threatening to attack another country?

That’s what some Twitter users, including actor and former Barack Obama aide Kal Penn, are demanding, after President Trump tweeted Friday morning that U.S. “military solutions are now fully in place, locked and loaded, should North Korea act unwisely.”

Critics of the president’s tweet say the rhetoric reflects a threat of violence against North Korea that violates Twitter’s rules and terms of service.

“Seems pretty clear that you can’t threaten mass murder via nuclear war, right @twitter? Asking for 7.4 billion friends,” tweeted Penn, along with a screenshot of Twitter’s terms of service.



This story isn’t going away, even though the MSM keep burying their heads deeper and deeper into the sand at worst or at best take the “conservatives pounce” angle:

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz, D-Fla., the former Democratic National Committee chairwoman known in political circles as DWS, is knee-deep in a scandal that involves a laptop, money and possible foreign entanglements.

Unlike the Trump Russian scandal, however, The Washington Post and New York Times have barely reported on the story, which has conservatives observing — with President Donald Trump’s Twitter account concurring — that the mainstream media have a double standard.

Don’t bother the MSM, they still have a “Russia hacked the election” stick to fetch.


This could be the best news the GOP has heard since those rumors started that Hillary’s going to run again in 2020:


Good luck, DNC.


The New York Times is going all-in to get Bernie the Dem nomination in 2020:

That story coming soon to the big screen in the film “50 Che’s of Cray.”

Coming next from the NYT: “Why tere’s a lot more personal privacy behind an Iron Curtain.”

Have a good Sunday all!

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NY Times warns Guam of grave threat (no, not THAT one)

Michelle Malkin - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 17:04

**Written by Doug Powers

Liberal Mainstream Media rule #1 this month: Never stop trying to boost Al Gore’s box office, no matter what the situation. The New York Times showed ’em all how it’s done:

Here’s how to turn that looming apocalypse frown upside-down:

The island of Guam made rare headlines this week when North Korea, responding to blustery language from President Trump, threatened to fire four ballistic missiles into waters near the American territory’s shores. Some Guam residents told reporters that they worried what might happen if North Korea’s leader, Kim Jong-un, were actually to follow through.

Scientists in Guam, however, say they have at least one other major threat in mind: climate change.

“We know that it’s serious,” said Austin J. Shelton III, a marine biologist and the executive director of the Center for Island Sustainability at the University of Guam. “Some of the impacts are here, and a lot more are coming.”

“There might soon be an incoming nuke, but that possible 2 degree Celsius rise in global temperature is what should really be worrying you!” Al Gore sure does appreciate it though, because his latest fictional thriller isn’t exactly filling up the “green” coffers.

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House Dems denounce Trump’s ugly tone after Kim Jong-un threatens to nuke everybody

Michelle Malkin - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 07:57

**Written by Doug Powers

Another day, another strongly worded letter for Dems to put in the “Impeach Trump” file:

More than 60 House Democrats are urging Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to rein in President Trump’s rhetoric on North Korea.

“We write to express our profound concern over the statements made by President Trump that dramatically increased tensions with North Korea and raised the specter of nuclear war,” the lawmakers wrote in a letter to Tillerson on Thursday. “These statements are irresponsible and dangerous, and also senselessly provide a boon to domestic North Korean propaganda which has long sought to portray the United States as a threat to their people.

“Accordingly, we respectfully but firmly urge you to do everything in your power to ensure that President Trump and other Administration officials understand the importance of speaking and acting with the utmost caution and restraint on this delicate issue.”

Rep. John Conyers got it all started:

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Perfect: To get Palin’s lawsuit tossed, NYT must prove NYT editorial writers don’t read the NYT

Michelle Malkin - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 22:45

**Written by Doug Powers

This could be the “pass the popcorn” moment for the ages:

In an unusual move, New York federal court judge Jed Rakoff has called for an evidentiary hearing in Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against The New York Times. The lawsuit is just six weeks old, but the judge says he needs to hear from the paper’s editorial writer(s) to decide whether the lawsuit should move forward.
The editorial originally linked one of Palin’s political action committee ads to a 2011 mass shooting that severely wounded then-Arizona Congressman Gabby Giffords. After the editorial ran, the paper issued a correction acknowledging that no link had been established.

Palin claims the newspaper published something it “knew to be false,” which would constitute actual malice, a necessary element in defamation actions brought by public figures.

In a motion to dismiss, the Times is challenging whether Palin’s complaint contains sufficient allegations of actual malice.

Rakoff writes in a short order Thursday that Palin’s complaint “alleges that the allegedly false statements of fact that are the subject of the Complaint were contradicted by information already set forth in prior news stories published by the Times. However, these prior stories arguably would only evidence actual malice if the person(s) who wrote the editorial were aware of them.”

And so, Rakoff now wants to convene a hearing next Wednesday to hear from the editorial writer or writers under oath.

Check me if I’m wrong because I’m not a lawyer, but it would seem at this point that the paper’s attorneys now must demonstrate to the court that it’s unreasonable to assume that NY Times’ editors & writers read the NY Times on a regular basis.

The Times is going to have to change mottos already…

Out: “The Truth is More Important Now Than Ever”


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How did the Dems’ IT scandal suspects get here?

Michelle Malkin - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 10:17

How did the Dems’ IT scandal suspects get here?
by Michelle Malkin
Creators Syndicate
Copyright 2017

Here is a radical proposition: The public has a right to know the immigration status and history of foreign criminal suspects. Their entrance and employment sponsorship records should not be treated like classified government secrets — especially if the public’s tax dollars subsidized their salaries.

In March, I contacted the D.C. offices of House Congressional Democrats Joaquin Castro of Texas, Sander Levin of Michigan, Marcia Fudge of Ohio, Greg Meeks of New York and Ted Deutch of Florida. These public officials have at one time or another employed one of three Pakistani Muslim brothers or their family and friends caught up in a criminal theft and hacking probe of the House Democrats’ information security systems. In all, IT worker Imran Awan and his family and friends hoovered up an estimated $4 million in government funds over a period of 13 years.

For months, the D.C. Capitol Police have probed allegations that the Awan ring stole equipment from more than 20 congressional offices and accessed the House IT system without members’ knowledge. Investigative reporter Luke Rosiak at The Daily Caller News Foundation has done excellent work on the case — most recently breaking the news of Imran Awan’s arrest in late July at the airport for alleged bank fraud, mortgage scams and shady wire transfers of nearly $300,000.

Awan was headed to Pakistan to join his wife, Hina Alvi, and three children, who had hastily fled America in March after Alvi was fired by Rep. Meeks. This reeks.

My question to the House Democrats was simple: Were the Awans and their family and friends H-1B tech workers — like so many of the 650,000 “temporary” foreign guest workers imported into America under that program over the past quarter-century and predominantly working in IT?

And if they’re not H-1Bs, how exactly did Awan and company get here, when did they get here, and who brought them over here and why?

.@michellemalkin Q's for Democrats about Pakistani #AwanBrothers & their immigration status. https://t.co/29V9T8K9Aw pic.twitter.com/WwvCvDwIl3

— Nick Short

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Update on 2 bombs-in-the-making: N. Korea’s nuke & Al Gore’s new movie

Michelle Malkin - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 09:49

**Written by Doug Powers

This morning I was tracking the progress of a couple of bombs-in-the-making — the first is in North Korea. Here’s the latest:

While President Trump delivered a brash warning of “fire and fury,” Rex Tillerson, his secretary of state, is pushing for cooler heads and continued diplomacy.

The belligerent message from an American president was meant to match the aggressive, at times ridiculous, rhetoric of the North Korean state, according to Tillerson.

“What the president was doing was sending a strong message to North Korea in a language that Kim Jong-un would understand,” Tillerson told reporters as he traveled back from Southeast Asia. “It was important that he deliver that message to avoid any miscalculation on their part.”

He stopped down in Guam, a small Pacific island and an American territory, just hours after North Korea threatened to strike it. But he had no qualms about safety while there, he said.

Kim Jong-un threatened to use nukes? That’s just not possible, because President Bill Clinton took care of the problem over 20 years ago:

The Bill Clinton administration’s deal with NK was a model for the Obama administration’s deal with Iran. Sleep well, everybody!

Meanwhile, in other bomb news:

Al Gore’s climate change sequel to “An Inconvenient Truth” finished 15th at the box office this weekend despite heavy national promotion from the former vice president and environmentalist.

“An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power” is a follow-up to the Academy Award-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth,” which generated nearly $50 million at the box office in 2006.

“An Inconvenient Sequel” has earned about $900,000, according to Box Office Mojo.

The documentary is now in its second week in cinemas after opening in New York and Los Angeles on the weekend of July 28.

As it turns out, not many people wanted to see a remake of “The Day After Tomorrow,” even though the media tried their best to help spark Al’s box office.

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Media finds hot new angle for sounding global warming alarm in Trump era

Michelle Malkin - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 13:37

**Written by Doug Powers

“Science” in the era of Trump has taken a turn for the desperate as global warming has sparked a frightening increase in the spread of “fake news.” The mainstream media and some science publications, almost as if prompted by some sort of talking points email, latched on to a certain approach to a new government climate change report. The New York Times got the “leaked” ball rolling:

Nytimes says report on climate change leaked because source worried Trump admin would suppress findings https://t.co/XhBZRi5UvG

— Richard Engel (@RichardEngel) August 8, 2017

Then it caught fire quickly (Why? Climate change, DUH!)…

New York Magazine:

Huffington Post:

Daily Mail:

Scientific American:

Popular Science:

Trending on #PopSci: A leaked government report shows we're already experiencing the effects of climate change https://t.co/Zjd9ZN7gS2 pic.twitter.com/58gFDNlKGy

— Popular Science (@PopSci) August 8, 2017

Oh, just one little detail about the bombshell “leak,” from one of the scientists quoted in the report (via Twitchy):

Important to point out that this report was already accessible to anyone who cared to read it during public review & comment time. Few did. https://t.co/eYgsj09Z97

— Katharine Hayhoe (@KHayhoe) August 8, 2017

Good golly, BBC asked me if I leaked our climate sci report to the media. I said, NO–why bother?! It was publicly available during review.

— Katharine Hayhoe (@KHayhoe) August 8, 2017

It was available all along:

Don't rely on NY Times for "leaked" climate report supposedly suppressed by Trump. Download directly from open gov't servers
h/t @Revkin pic.twitter.com/wKwpigaRIU

— Ryan Maue (@RyanMaue) August 8, 2017

Worst “leak” EVER! Bottom line: The report wasn’t “leaked,” just finally reported on with added spin to make it appear Trump’s has an interest in hiding the looming eco-apocalypse so nobody cancels upcoming wedding reception bookings at Mar-A-Lago or something.

Also, Trump might not want to bury the report anyway, because the report — to some degree — buries Al Gore. More enviro-buzzkill from a CU Boulder professor with some interesting observations:

1/ The NYT has released draft US climate assessment
I'll share a few comments on what it says about extreme weatherhttps://t.co/ZMagzWrIZk

— Roger Pielke Jr. (@RogerPielkeJr) August 8, 2017

2/ But first, reminder I wrote my PhD dissertation in 1994 on political & scientific processes that were created to produce this document

— Roger Pielke Jr. (@RogerPielkeJr) August 8, 2017

3/ Drought.
No increases across the US.
John Holden was wrong & I was right.
Of course I was, I was citing earlier version of this same doc! pic.twitter.com/UB1bplyGp3

— Roger Pielke Jr. (@RogerPielkeJr) August 8, 2017

4/ Floods.
No overall increases in magnitude or frequency in the US. pic.twitter.com/WQE7pTFGzB

— Roger Pielke Jr. (@RogerPielkeJr) August 8, 2017

5/ Wildfires.
A bit of a surprise.
Low confidence in "human climate change contribution" (medium for Alaska) pic.twitter.com/yQSk4bPLll

— Roger Pielke Jr. (@RogerPielkeJr) August 8, 2017

6/ Tornadoes.
No detection or attribution.
No news here. pic.twitter.com/HFIl1cKGHA

— Roger Pielke Jr. (@RogerPielkeJr) August 8, 2017

7/ Hurricanes
Low confidence in any trends.
No attribution.
No news here.
They did not find room to present a time series of US Hurricanes

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Take #3: How will middle America feel about PASTOR Hillary?

Michelle Malkin - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 12:04

**Written by Doug Powers

What a surprise — Hillary Clinton might be planning for 2020 by re-re-re-re-re-RE-inventing herself… again:

Hillary Clinton has written a foreword for a book inspired by devotionals that pastor Bill Shillady prepared for her during the presidential campaign, and she is considering speaking out more on a topic she has long held private: religion.

“Hillary Clinton wants to preach,” begins a piece in The Atlantic by Emma Green, relaying a comment from Shillady. Clinton has been discussing going into ministry, and Shillady thinks the former first lady could definitely do what he does.

“Given her depth of knowledge of the Bible and her experience of caring for people and loving people, she’d make a great pastor,” Shillady said.

Hey, who better to preach the word of God than Planned Parenthood’s “Champion of the Century”?

But wait, the story gets funnier:

Newsweek‘s Kenneth Woodward also broached this topic when he revealed that Clinton talked “all the time” about becoming an ordained minister in the 1990s. She asked Woodward not to divulge her secret, however.

“It will make me seem much too pious,” she said about considering ordination.

Fast forward to three years from now: “Hillary 2020: Pious Together!”


An anonymous source tells me that when Hillary was first presented with a pitch for why she should become a preacher, her immediate response was, “you had me at ‘collection plate.'”

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Rahm Emanuel to sue Trump admin for not letting him defy federal law (open thread)

Michelle Malkin - Sun, 08/06/2017 - 11:05

**Written by Doug Powers

Open thread time! Let’s get right to the starters…

It’s getting so a liberal mayor can’t ignore federal law anymore without being held accountable for it:

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced Friday he plans to sue the Trump administration for threatening to withhold public safety federal grant money because of the city’s immigration policy.

The city will argue in federal court that Attorney General Jeff Sessions cannot withhold funding for Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Programs — a crime-fighting source for local governments — to cities that limit their cooperation with requests from Immigration and Customs Enforcement.

Emanuel announced the lawsuit during an interview on “Connected to Chicago” on WLS radio-890.

“We’re not going to actually auction off our values as a city, so Monday morning the City of Chicago is going to court, we’re going to take the Justice Department to court based on this,” said Emanuel, a Democrat and former chief of staff to President Barack Obama. “We find it unlawful and unconstitutional to be, as a city, coerced on a policy.”

Wait, Emanuel’s going to sue the Trump administration for not allowing the city to harbor people in the country illegally, and Rahm’s argument is that Chicago really needs those federal dollars for law enforcement purposes? Nice try.


Need additional evidence to be convinced that the Obama DOJ had mainstream media “journalists” on a leash? Of course not, but here’s more anyway in regards to Obama admin talking points about the Clinton/Lynch tarmac meeting last year:

It turns out that hundreds of pages of documents existed, and they reveal a shocking coordination between the FBI and DOJ to downplay the meeting and the efforts of journalists from the New York Times and the Washington Post to bury the story.

One email between FBI and DOJ officials two days after the meeting flags the story and contained “talkers,” but the talking points themselves were redacted from the emails produced.

I want to flag a story that is gaining some traction tonight. Daily caller, The Hill and FOX News have picked up a local Phoenix news report about a casual, unscheduled meeting between former president Bill Clinton and the AG. It happened on Monday night. Our talkers on this are below, along with the transcript from the AG’ s Phoenix presser, where she was asked about this. Happy to discuss further by phone. Please let me know if you get any questions about this. Thanks.

An email from Matt Zapatosky at the Washington Post asks for a few more details about the meeting because he’s hoping to put the story to rest, but his “editors are still pretty interested in it.” Zapatosky also, according to the ACLJ, made specific edits to his story at the request of DOJ officials to paint Lynch in a more favorable light.

The DOJ released Obama-era talking points about the Clinton/Lynch meeting to Judicial Watch, but they were heavily redacted. Hey, I’m starting to think that Bill & Loretta talked about more than just grandkids.


It’s been reported that CNN’s Jim Acosta’s antics could be partly because he’s basically auditioning for a show of his own. It would be called “Effing Insufferable”:

Trump ignores shouted questions on Mueller and grand jury as he departs for Bedminster pic.twitter.com/jB7mcbjmfu

— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) August 4, 2017

It’s probably going to escalate…


Rep. Maxine Waters has pledged to get Trump impeached, and Pence after that:

ABC’s “The View” host Joy Behar and Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) agreed on Friday that President Trump and Vice President Pence should both be impeached.

“Do you think Pence will be better than Trump if he were impeached? asked Behar.

“No,” replied Waters. “And when we finish with Trump we have to go and get Putin. He’s next.”

“Putin or Pence?” Behar asked.

“Uh, Pence,” Waters said.

Behar & Waters on the same show was the Ali/Frazier of delusion.

By the way, Waters might be frustrated to find out that even if her fantasy were to be realized and Trump and Pence got impeached, then she’d have to get to work impeaching Paul Ryan, then Orrin Hatch, then Rex Tillerson, then Steve Mnuchin, then James Mattis followed by Jeff Sessions. In other words, “be careful what you ask for,” Maxine.


Baltimore’s “nobody kill anybody weekend” unfortunately didn’t come close to lasting all weekend.


The Freudian nature of Al Gore’s alarmism is no more apparent than in this warning about Florida being washed away forever:

During a climate change discussion on Real Time with Bill Maher, the titular host asked Gore, who’s doing the rounds promoting his climate change awareness follow-up documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power, “So when the sea levels rise, obviously we could lose Venice. We could lose Florida. And who would know better about losing Florida?” cracked the comedian, to groans and boos from the crowd.

“Actually, I think I carried Florida,” fired back Gore. “But that’s another…we won’t go there.”

Property values on the Florida coastline would indicate that nobody’s actually buying what Bitter Al is selling, so Gore saying Florida could be “lost” appears to be merely projection of the highest order. It’s possible Gore doesn’t want Florida to flood because it would dampen his hopes for another recount. At this point even Antonio Salieri depicted in “Amadeus” would tell Gore to let it go.

Have a good Sunday all!

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Trump presidency sparks boom in ‘professional cuddling services’ industry

Michelle Malkin - Sat, 08/05/2017 - 16:48

**Written by Doug Powers

Your Saturday reminder that Trump might be president for a long time:

When President Trump said he’s going to be good for business, he wasn’t joking:

This room is called The Love Dome and hosts events including yoga, dance and private parties. Every Wednesday and Saturday night, The Love Dome is host to Cuddle Sanctuary, an organization that leads group cuddle events, professional cuddling and training for professionals. This is one of their group cuddle sanctuaries.

Fun fact: Bill Clinton used to refer to the Oval Office as “The Love Dome,” but I digress:

Fei Wyatt, the iPad-toting host, is Cuddle Sanctuary’s Chief People Officer, a professional cuddler and certification program leader and the facilitator for tonight’s cuddle. In an hour’s time, she’ll be chaperoning a room full of strangers spooning each other on the floor.
The elephant in the room during some of these sessions, though, is the current state of the country’s affairs. Since November – and the election of Donald Trump – professional cuddling services have seen a spike in client interest.

Snowflakes melt slower TOGETHER!

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Obama’s birthday gives uber-objective media a chance to show how much he’s missed

Michelle Malkin - Fri, 08/04/2017 - 22:57

**Written by Doug Powers

Ex-President Barack Obama turned 56 on Friday, and some of the objective guardians of the Republic in the media got a chance to reminisce fondly about that 8-year vacation they had. It’s even more entertaining when accompanied by a Barbra Streisand/Andrew Lloyd Webber hit:

♩ Mem’ries light the corners of my mind. ♫

Barack Obama wasn't just the "president," he was the "crooner-in-chief." Take a trip down memory lane as he celebrates his 56th birthday.

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DWS: Damn right I’d ignore those red flags about my arrested IT guy all over again!

Michelle Malkin - Thu, 08/03/2017 - 22:20

**Written by Doug Powers

This is just hilarious. “You’re damn right I’d make the same mistake twice!” Keep it up, Debbie:

Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz defiantly stands by her decision to keep an information technology aide on her payroll for six months after he was banned from the House network and fired by other members of Congress.

“I believe that I did the right thing, and I would do it again,” Wasserman Schultz said Thursday in an exclusive interview with the Sun Sentinel. “There are times when you can’t be afraid to stand alone, and you have to stand up for what’s right.

“It would have been easier for me to just fire him,” she said.

The Weston Democrat did fire Imran Awan last week after he was arrested on bank fraud charges at an airport while trying to leave the country.

Not only does she defend the guy, she makes herself the hero of the story.

And if you put your money on Wasserman Schultz’s line of defense being this, collect your winnings:

And, she said, she believes he may have been put under scrutiny because of his religious faith. Awan is Muslim.

I mentioned this last weekend but Andrew McCarthy had a lot more background on the story (that the MSM is of course ignoring to a great degree) here. Knowing all that, DWS would watch it develop all over again. That says more about her than it does about Awan.

**Written by Doug Powers

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